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Eddie L. Young

1936 - 2015

Eddie L. Young passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015, surrounded by his wife of 47 years, Judy Young and daughter Kelly Partain.

Eddie was born in Louisa, Kentucky, August 20, 1936, and was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Sherman Young, killed in action in World War II, and his mother Ovoca Mae Young.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife Judy; children, Karen Bramley (Doug), Kimberly Midea (Samuel) and Kelly Partain (Daryn); brothers Gary Young (Beulah), Kenneth Young (Sharon); and grandchildren Megan Partain, Jordan Bramley, Alyson Partain, Jacob Partain, Rachael Midea and Emily Midea; brother-in law Philip Shand (Leslie) and nieces, nephews and extended family.

Eddie served two years in the Air Force Reserve and then spent over 40 years with Allis Chalmers/ITT AC-Pump. Eddie was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was active in bowling and was inducted into the East Pasco Bowling Hall of Fame in 1998. Eddie coached youth bowling for many years. After retirement, Eddie and Judy enjoyed many years of extensive travel - having visited all 50 states and numerous countries while spending time with family and friends. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. We were so blessed to have him in our lives and take comfort in knowing that he is now in the arms of God.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 5pm-7am.

A memorial gathering will be held on February 23, 2015, at 10:00am Hodges Funeral Home, Dade City, Florida.

Flowers or donations to Moffitt Cancer Center in his memory will be accepted.

Donald Blackburn

1957 - 2015

Donald Blackburn, 58, of Roe Creek Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015 at his home following a sudden illness.

Donald was born Feb. 3, 1957 at Oak Hill, Ohio the son of the late John Wheeler and Martha Belle Spears Blackburn. He was a welder and member of the Durbin Church of Nazarene.

Survivors include three sons Donald Lee Blackburn and wife Brittany, James Anthony Blackburn, Roger Lee Blackburn, a daughter Martha Jean Blackburn and husband Larry Brown all of Louisa, KY; three brothers Wendell Blackburn, Randall J. Blackburn, and Danny Blackburn, three grandchildren Emmalee Grace Blackburn, Kinlee Elizabeth Blackburn, and Tanner Bradley Blackburn.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday Feb. 21 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Friday at the Wilson Funeral Home. 

Joy Darlene Blankenship Calhoun

1940 - 2015

Joy Darlene Blankenship Calhoun, 74, of Ashland, Ky. passed away February 15, 2015 at Woodland Oaks Nursing and Rehab. in Ashland, Ky.

She was born May 21, 1940 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of the late Shelby and Myrtle Berry Blankenship. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son, John Daniel Blankenship; grandson, Jordan Patrick Keelin; sister, Irene Sparks; and brothers, Jim Blankenship and Ronald Blankenship.

Survivors include, daughters, Melissa Calhoun of Waterford MI.; Mary J. Moore of Louisa, Ky.; Kim Bryon of Ashland, Ky.; sons, Ronald Calhoun of Ashland, Ky.; Earl Calhoun Jr. of Waterford, MI.; sisters, Jackie Calhoun of Louisa, Ky.; Maxine Salyers of Louisa, Ky.; Shelby Wallace of Ashland, Ky.; brother, Bill Blankenship of Catlettsburg, Ky.; 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great Granddaughters. She will be greatly missed by all.

There will be no services at this time.

Virginia P. Diamond

1925 - 2015

Virginia Diamond copVirginia P. Diamond, 89, of Louisa, Ky. died Tuesday February 17, 2015 at rthe Jordan Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar Diamond and her son, Sam E. Diamond.

She was born February 25, 1925 to Roscoe and hattie Jobe Prince at Sharon, Pa. Virginia was raised by her grandparents Ulysses and Genoa Thompson prince at Irad, Ky. She was retired from the U.S. dept. of Agriculture office at Louisa, Ky.

Survivors include her son, Danny R. Diamond and his wife, Pearlie, and her daughter-in-law Betty Diamond, all of Louisa, Ky. A grandson, Tom Diamond and two great grandchildren, Dustin and Thomas Diamond, all of Oklahoma also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 21 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel at Louisa, Ky. at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday February 20 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm.







Brenda Kay Branham

1962 - 2015

Brenda Kay Branham, 53, of Ashland, Ky. passed away February 16, 2015 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

She was born January 31, 1962 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of Ruby Cole Vance and the late Sheridan Frazier. She was a homemaker and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Frazier, Ernest Frazier and Billy Joe Frazier.

Survivors include, her husband, Luther Branham of Ashland, Ky.; Mother, Ruby Vance; daughters, Alisha Robertson of Ashland, Ky.; Crystal Robertson of Ashland, Ky.; son, Steven Robertson of Ashland, Ky.; brothers, Bobby Lynn Frazier, Tony Frazier, and Gary Frazier; 11 Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, February 19, 2015 at New Friendship Baptist Church with Bo Jay Branham officiating. Burial will follow at the Frazier Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Wednesday at New Friendship Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Young Funeral Home Inc. 201 W. Main Street Louisa, Ky. 41230