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Cora Howell 

1955 -- 2017

Cora Howell, 61, of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday February 26, 2017 following an automobile accident.

Cora was born November 5, 1955 in Louisa, the daughter of the late Jesse and Mae Stapleton McKenzie. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Kevin Howell, brothers James McKenzie and Sammy Meade, and a sister Peggy Harper.

Survivors include her loving husband Lenwood Howell; two daughters Jessica Wilks and Lendsey Chapman, a son Woody Howell; a sister Jessie Burgess; and six grandchildren Damian Bowen, Amity Wilks, Jacob Howell, Aidan Wilks, Brayden Wilks, and Jaylynn Chapman.

Funeral services will be held on Friday March 3 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Childers Cemetery at Richardson, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Bobby L. Adkins

1944 – 2017

Bobby L. Adkins, 72 of Fort Gay, WV passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Adkins was born in Louisa, Kentucky on November 20, 1944 to the late Charlie and Tenny Berry-Adkins. He was a mechanic for many years and was a member of Bartrams Chapel. Bobby was also a Veteran of the US Army having served his country honorably.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings Randall Diamond, Sue Crabtree and Paul Adkins.

Survivors include three children Kimberly Delong, Diane Dean and Teddy Adkins all of Fort Gay; 25 grandchildren Mellinea Wilhite, Harry Delong, Dalton Adkins, Katherine Adkins, Kayla Hay, Rylee Adkins, Rylan Adkins, Abby Adkins, Kylie Cain, Kara Cain, Hannah Osborne, Morgan Orr, Kristen Dean, Ricky Dean, Amanda Fannin, Samantha Hoosier, Devon Deering, Serenitee Tarkington, Adrianna< Tarkington, Brooklyn Fannin, Maddox Fannin, Lynnox Fannin, Samuel Hossier, Glendon Hoosier and Jeb Evans; four great grandchildren Nevaeh Delong, Kevin Delong, Katheryn Hay, Colton Hay and one on the way; one sister Marybeth Grider; very close niece and nephew Mitsie Kitts and Woody Diamond as well as a great nephew Joey Adkins and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends all of who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017 with Mack Ray Cyrus and Joey Adkins officiating burial will follow at the Christian Cemetery at Big Hurricane in Fort Gay.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the Young Funeral Home Chapel from 5-8 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mr. Adkins are suggested to the Oak Grove Church or the Huntington City Mission.

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Margaret Gail Russell

1955 – 2017

Margaret Gail Russell, 61, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Gail was born August 8, 1955 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of the late Clayton and Mary Farris Calhoun. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by  her two daughters,  Lori Ann Blankenship and Cassandra Blankenship (Infant); brother, Orville Calhoun; sisters, Audrey Calhoun Wheat, Stella Mae Calhoun Wanda; Arzie Calhoun Wellman, and Martha Calhoun Blankenship. Gail was a retired clerk for Goodwill and she was of Baptist Faith.

Survivors include, two sons, Trenton Blake Young of Louisa, Ky.; Michael Day Blankenship of Louisa, Ky.; sister, Emma Jean Calhoun Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Ray Calhoun of Louisa, Ky. ; and Earl  Calhoun of Michigan. Grandchildren, Cody Blankenship and Christian Blankenship; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted 3:00 pm Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Berry Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. with Kenneth Wright officiating.


Robert Dixon May

1923 -- 2017

Robert Dixon May, 93, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Bob was born March 10, 1923 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late Harrison and Fredonia Wellman May. He was a construction worker and a long time Teamsters Union member as well a police officer, deputy, and constable in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Bob was a United States Army Veteran who honorably served his country.

Survivors include, his wife, Colista Ratcliff May of Louisa, Kentucky; two daughters, Carolyn Branham of Louisa Ky.; Bobbie (Lowell) Meek of Louisa, Ky.; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

There will be no services at this time.

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James Adkins

1935 – 2017

James Adkins, Jr., 81 of Louisa passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.

He was born on November 1, 1935 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Jim Adkins and Elsie Smallwood Adkins Jury. James worked as a mechanic for a number of years and served his country honorably in the US Army.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son Floyd Adkins and five brothers Alvin Adkins, Harold Dean Adkins, Ruffus Thacker, Tommy Adkins and Ireland Adkins.

He is survived by his wife Martha Hylton-Adkins of Louisa; two step children Glenda Ratliff of Louisa and Claude Quesenberry, Jr. of Olive Hill; one step grandson Nicholas Ratliff of Louisa and 3 step great grandchildren; four brothers Jack Adkins of Columbus, Charlie Adkins of Pikeville, John Adkins of Lanett, Alabama and Epp Thacker of Pikeville as well as many friends and extended family.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Berry Cemetery at Sand Branch Pastor Charles Wilks, Jr. will officiate.

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