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Georgia Walters Branham

1918 - 2014

Georgia Walters Branham passed away September 20, 2014 in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Georgia was born July 31, 1918 at Georges Creek in Lawrence County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of the late Reverend German and Mary Magdeline “Lena” Hager Walters.  Georgia loved the little farming community where she grew up with her six sisters and three brothers and spoke of it so fondly all of her life.   Georgia was a homemaker who dearly loved her family.  She loved to cook, garden, and make quilts for her family members and friends.  She was a member of the River United Baptist Church starting in 1936, before moving her membership to East Fork United Baptist Church in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Branham, who she married March 19, 1937.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and John (Barbara) Walters; and by her sisters, Louise (Denvil) Chandler, Mary Lucille Walters, Virginia (Ed) Lemaster, Nannie (George) Burgess, Magdeline “Maggie” (Earl) Preston, and Patsy Blair; and a sister-in-law Clara Walters.

Survivors include her son, Robert (Nancy) Branham ; a daughter, Lillie Branham; and a grandson Cliff (Julie) Branham.  She was blessed with three great-grandchildren:  Nolan, Sydney, and Molly.  She is also survived by one brother, German Walters, Jr.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Walters, and a brother-in-law, Bob Blair.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice and her caregivers, Dot and Janice, for their assistance and kindness through these very difficult times.  She enjoyed the cards, calls, and other well wishes from her many family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Thompson, Jr. officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday at Young Funeral Home from 5-7. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, KY.

Young  Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friends and family may make contributions to East Fork United Baptist Church,    C/O David Trimble, 907 Four-Mile Road, Rush, KY. 41168 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY. 41101.

Mom: We loved your sweet, humble approach to life and your steadfast belief in Jesus.


Donovan D. “Tom” Huff

1923 - 2014

Donovan D. “Tom” Huff, 91, of Mansfield went to be with his Lord Thursday, September 18, 2014.

He was the son of Donovan and Fanny (Woolum) Huff growing up in Fort Gay, WV.

When recalling his childhood on Paddlecreek growing up during the depression, Tom said it was a hard life, but he always seemed to have fun, that the good times outweighed the bad. Tom went on to join the US Army and fought in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he returned home and married Margaret Bartram and moved to Mansfield. Tom was a building contractor who taught his son and grandsons everything he knew. Anyone who worked for him would say he was a hard man to work for because he was a perfectionist, but that is only because if they did not do it his way, it was not the right way. But Tom taught them much and they always had fun joking around and telling their “Tom Donovan” work stories. Tom was often described as hard as nails, but that was his way of teaching life experiences. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar and had an amazing garden. Even at 90 years old, Tom was a strong hard working man who re roofed his own home. In his final days, he was a proud veteran who could recall dates and battles he fought, of returning home from the war, and that being the only Christmas dinner he missed. A true patriarch of the family, Tom loved family traditions and was always the first in line at Sunday dinners. He will truly be missed.

Surviving him are his daughters, Joy (Ed) Tinkham and Kay (Don) Moore; son, Tommy (Betty) Huff; grandchildren, Jeremy (Martie) Tinkham, Troy (Liz) Tinkham, Julie (Billy) Eldridge, and Sarah Huff; great grandchildren, Mason, Issac, Jaxson, and Grayson; sister, Joanna Allen of West Virginia; brother, John (Doretta) Huff of South Carolina; brother-in-law, Glenn Peters; sisters-in-law, Marcella and Blondie Bartram and Garnie Huff; many nieces and nephews; and friends, Bo and Joe Seymour and Wade and Teresa Spencer.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margaret; brothers, Elmo, Jack, and Bill Huff; and sisters, Pearl Peters and Betty Lewis.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow in the Frazier Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may call on Sunday Sept. 21st from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.


James Lee Conley

1947 - 2014


James L. Conley, 67, of Ruidoso New Mexico passed away Monday, September 15, 2014. 

He was born July 16, 1947 in Ashland Kentucky.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Tracee Palen Massey of Lee's Summit Missouri, Wendee Conley of Los Angeles, California and Michael Weatherly of Lee's Summit, Missouri; 1 sister, Toni Duncan of North Port, Florida and one granddaughter, Ashley Beavers of O'Fallon Missouri.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 19 at 1:00 pm at Young Funeral home. Burial will follow at the Ogle Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky.


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