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Shawn E. Spears

1973 - 2014

Shawn E. Spears, 41, of Louisa, Ky, gained his angel wings on September, 27, while vacationing in Pigeon Forge, TN.

He was born on February, 19, 1973, in Huntington, WV, the youngest son of Howard Terry Spears and the late Margaret Ann Edwards Spears Wagner. Shawn was the owner of Young Funeral Home and Spears Monument Company.   

Shawn leaves behind his wife, Tonya; Daughter, Mary Spears; Sons, Jackson and Alex Caldwell Spears; and Stepdaughter, Kayla Collins, all of Louisa, KY; Brothers, Leslie Allen (Denice) Spears, and David Scott Spears both of Huntington, WV, Kaiden Spears, of Proctorville, OH; a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Special Friends and Employees who are more like family.   

Funeral services will be conducted at Noon on Wednesday, October 1, at the Young Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Noah Robertson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 PM, Tuesday, September 30, also at the Chapel, 201 W. Main Street, Louisa, KY. Burial will follow at the Fort Gay-Bartram Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.

Dorothy Evelyn Artrip

1937 - 2014

Dorothy Evelyn Artrip, 77, was called to be with the Lord after a long illness on September 28, 2014 at her home in Monroe, NC. 

Dorothy was born on April 7, 1937 at Lumberton, NC,  the daughter of the late Marion and Katie Dow. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her Step-Father Fred Thompson and brother Bobby Dow. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years Martin (John) Artrip, two children, John Artrip (Lisa) of Pleasantville, OH and Dotty Perkins (Jim) of Concord, NC;  Four grandsons, Nicholas, Dustin, Luke and Noah Artrip. She is also survived by her sister Christine Webb and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday Oct. 2nd at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynch Cemetery at Salt Petre, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday Oct. 1st at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Norman Frank Kitts

1934 - 2014


Norman Frank Kitts, 80, of Fort Gay, WV. passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV.

He was born August 10, 1934 at Genoa, WV. a son of the late Sidney and Hattie Watts Kitts. He was a supervisor for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, a Kentucky Colonel, member and minister of the Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist  Church, member of the Masonic Lodge #66 of Fort Gay, WV., member of the Eastern Star and a Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife: Doris Ann Parsons Kitts, sister, LaEuna Stiltner, and a brother, P.T. Kitts. 

Surviving is his children: Lee and Regina Kitts of Fort Gay, WV., Norman Frank Jr. and Lisa Kitts of Fort Gay, WV., Hattie and J.D. Marcum of Fort Gay, WV., Willa and Eugene Salmons of Fort Gay, WV., Sid and Mary Kitts of Louisa, KY., and Kathy and Herman Crabtree of Fort Gay, WV., brothers and sisters: Elwood and Alma Kitts of Lodi, Ohio, Kathryn and Fred Parsons of Fort Gay, WV., Sue Perry of Proctorville, Ohio, Anne Spurlock of Wayne, WV., Mary Thompson of Flatwoods, KY., C.B. and Patty Kitts of Jamestown, KY., and Jackie Sid and Marla Kitts of Rockford, IL., 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. 

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Dennis Romans and Tim Drake officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 5-9 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, KY.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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