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Jack Lynn Shipley

1934 - 2014

Jack Lynn Shipley, age 80, of Fort Gay went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, September 11, 2014 following a long illness.  Mr. Shipley was born January 13, 1934 in Kingsport Tenn.  He is the son of the late Walter Benjamin and the late Mary Ann Shipley.

He served in the Army and was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Jack is survived by his loving wife Sue Copley Shipley, two sons: Matt Shipley of Fort Gay and Scott Shipley of Huntington and one daughter, Pamela Harris of Dayton Ohio. Survivors also include a sister, Ann Belle Kitz Miller of Kingsport and one brother, Joe Shipley and wife Shirley of Kingsport; Jack leaves behind a host of loving family members and friends.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice of Huntington, WCCSO, Tammy Paulson and Ruby Muncy for their help and support through Jack's illness.

The family has requested a private burial.

Burial will be in Copley Family Cemetery, Fort Gay.

All arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at


Helen Annajean Wright

1944 - 2014

Helen Annajean Wright, 70, of Louisa, KY. passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY.

She was born February 21, 1944 in  Fort Gay, WV. a daughter of the late Otis Thompson and Nennie Jarrell. She was a housewife. 

Survivors include her husband, Charles Ray Wright of Louisa, KY. four daughters: Loretta Wright of Louisa, KY., Myrtle Wright of Louisa, KY. , Nennie Wright of Louisa, KY., and Charlotte and Cody Johnson of Louisa, KY., two sons: Henry and Wayne Wright of Louisa, KY., one sister: Rebecca and Ervin Adkins of Stone, KY., three brothers: Obbie and Carol Jarrell of Mansfield, Ohio, William Ray and Judy Jarrell of Mansfield, Ohio, and John Allen and Brenda Jarrell of Mansfield, Ohio, two grandchildren: Kathy Wright and Andrea Johnson. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Brown officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6-9 in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Wright Family Cemetery, Louisa, KY.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Milton Fitch 

1921 - 2014

Milton Fitch, 92, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 at the Three Rivers Medical Center.

Milton was born Nov. 17, 1921 at Peach Orchard, KY, the son of the late David and Dove Fraley Fitch. He was a farmer and member of the Richardson Chapel Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Fitch, a daughter Dixie Stepp, a son Paul David Fitch, and a grandson Milton Fitch.

Survivors include three sons: Robert, Roger, and Dean Fitch all of Louisa, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday Sept. 11th at noon at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Ratliff, Bro. Kenny Bailey, and Bro. Brad Dutton officiating. Burial will follow in the Fitch Cemetery at Richardson, KY.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.


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