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Mary Elizabeth Preston

1928 - 2012

Mary Elizabeth Preston, 83, of Louisa made her journey home Monday Feb. 6, 2012 at Community Hospice in Ashland after an accident at home.

Born March 29, 1928 in Matewan, WV, She was the daughter of the late William M. and Lizzy Lou Fitchpatrick Terry. She was a member of the Mount Olive Church and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband Scott Preston and baby girl Etta Mae Preston, two sisters Kathern Runyon, Sue Ellen Ratliff, four brothers Donald Terry, Emanuel Terry, Jacob Terry, and Bill Dave Terry.

Survivors include two sisters Jean Stapleton of Nats Creek, Bonnie (George) Little of Louisa, Three Brothers Bobby Ray (Carole) Terry of Whitehall, Ohio, Ronald (Joyce) Terry, Milton Terry of Louisa and lots of nieces and nephews that love her very much.

Funeral services will be conducted by Elders Claude Mulett, J.D. Rice, and Jake Crum on Thursday Feb. 9th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Preston Cemetery Nats Creek, KY.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home.

Christabell “Crick” Thompson

1920 - 2012

Christabell “Crick” Thompson 92 of Fort Gay, WV went to be with her Lord on Sunday Feb. 5, 2012 following a brief illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born January 22, 1920 at Wayne, WV, the daughter of the late Richard and Nora Riggs Jackson. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Don Arthur Thompson who died in 1998, a son Jack Thompson, and a daughter Donna Sue Thompson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Jack Webb of Fort Gay, WV; Sons Billie and wife Arvenia Thompson of South Shore, KY, Richard D. and wife Gerri Thompson of Deltona, FL, Michael and Wife Patricia Thompson also of Fort Gay, WV; a daughter-in-law Sue Thompson of Wooster, OH, and a brother Don and wife Ruth Thompson of Rittman, OH, ten grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday Feb. 8th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home by Bro. Jack Webb and Bro. Del Crum. Burial will follow in the Docks Creek Cemetery at Kenova, WV.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Tuesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

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Frances Webb Riggs Cain

1915 - 2012

Frances Webb Riggs Cain, 96, of Louisa, Ky. peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2012 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born on November 18, 1915 in Webbville, Ky., the daughter of W.T. Cain, Jr. and Dorothy Webb Cain. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sally Cain Riggs Collins, and by her grandchildren Jana Cain Collins and Robert Scott Collins.

Mrs. Cain graduated from Louisa High School in 1933 and went on to earn a degree in Fine Arts from Morehead State University. She and her family owned and operated the Garden Theater in Louisa from 1921 - 1978. She taught art at Lawrence County High School until her retirement in 1986 and was passionate about helping her students develop their artistic talents.

During her retirement she spent her spare time playing bridge, traveling the world, and working on community service projects that were important to her including the Governor's Task Force on Aging, The Lawrence County Arts Council, The Louisa Beautification Committee, and the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky. She was a longtime member of the Louisa United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her two granddaughters, Lisa (Richard) Rogers of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Dina (Keith) Chaffin of Louisa, Ky.  She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Emily (Kevin) Meyer of Indianapolis, Indiana; Lucia Rogers of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Wesley Chaffin of Richmond, Ky., Andrianna Rogers of Chicago, Illinois, and Samuel Rogers of Indianapolis, Indiana. She recently welcomed great-great grandson, Jack Samuel Meyer.

The family extends their deepest gratitude to caregivers Sue Sloas and Gretchen Childers for their loving, kind, and compassionate care.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

Services for Mrs. Cain will be conducted at the Louisa United Methodist Church by Reverend Guy Moyer on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Pinehill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky.

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