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Mr. Arlen V. Burton

May 28, 1931 - October 15, 2012

Arlen V. Burton, 4207 Highway 32, Louisa, Kentucky passed away on October 15 at the age of 81. He passed away peacefully at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center near his home in Louisa. Arlen was born in Delmer, Kentucky on May 28th, 1931 to the late Oscar C. Burton and the late Flonnie Smith Burton. Besides his parents, three brothers preceded him in death; Marlon, Glen and Bernard Burton.

He was formerly married to the late Barbara Norton Cruickshank. To that union were born two daughters; Sherry Burton Barker (husband William) of Louisville, Kentucky and Sonya Burton Wedge (husband Ronald) of Charleston, West Virginia. He has five grandchildren, Sarah, Hayley and Will Barker, Mitchell and Madison Wedge. Other survivors include the following siblings:

Sisters; Jewel (late Gene) Bramel of Erlanger, Ky, Montie (late Rev. Leon ) Wesley of Louisville, Ky., Lillian (Tom ) Morrow of Fairfax, VA, Christine (Ben) Shadoan of Greenville, SC.

Arlen was a graduate of Nancy High School. After graduation he joined the United States Army to serve in the Korean Conflict to serve his country as a medical aidman and attained the rank of Sergeant. Upon his return to the United States he enrolled and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He worked for the USDA Soil Conservation as a District Conservationist and retired with over 25 years of service. He was a member of the Lawrence County Board of Supervisors with the Lawrence County Conservation District with 25 years of service, where he served as chairman for the past 5 years. Member of Lawrence County Farm Bureau for over 26 years where he served as Vice-chair for the past year. He was a volunteer at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course. A former employee of the Lawrence County Board of Education where he was a substitute teacher and bus driver. He was a member of American Legion in Kenova, West Virginia. He was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church . He was an avid golfer and fisherman and had a love of the outdoors.

Visitation for Arlen V. Burton will be held on Thursday October 18th, from 5 pm. to 9 pm. at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Kentucky. Graveside service with full military honors will be conducted on Friday October 19th at 1:30 at Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Kentucky, where he will be laid to rest.


James F. 'Jim Frank' Compton

1922 - 2012


James F. "Jim Frank" Compton, 90, of Louisa, Ky. died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at JJ Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, Ky. Born February 25, 1922 in Louisa, Ky., he was a son of the late Leonard E. and Shirley Vinson Compton. Jim Frank was the owner of Compton's Welding Shop before his retirement and a member of the Apperson Lodge 195 F&AM. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in WW II. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joan Hinkle Compton who died in May of 2010.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane Emory, Louisa, Ky., one son, David F. (Kimberly) Compton, Louisa, Ky. and one brother, Leonard V. Compton, also of Louisa, Ky., three grandchildren; Brandon Emory, Shannon Emory, and Private First Class Ramsey Compton.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ric Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation will be 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home with family gathering at 4:00 pm.


Pearl Virginia Hayes Greer

1916 - 2012

Pearl Virginia Hayes Greer, age 95, of Louisa, Ky., passed away October 14, 2012 in Three Rivers Medical Center. She was born December 3, 1916 at Charley, Kentucky. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, T. W. Greer, her parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Hayes and sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and J. W. Akers. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Greer, of Louisa, first cousin, Mary Gypsy Thompson Williams of Lexington and nephews, Scott (Joann) Akers of Frankfort, Kentucky and Lary (Mary Ann) Akers of Clancy, Montana.

Pearl was valedictorian of her Louisa High School class. She attended Morris Harvey College in Barboursville, West Virginia, Kentucky Weswleyan College in Winchester, Kentucky and graduaed from Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (now Eastern Kentucky University) in Richmond, Kentucky with an AB degree in History and English. She earned a B.S. in Library Science from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pearl taught English and Social Studies in secondary schools in Gatliff High School and Louisa High School and was High School Librarian at Louisa High School. In public library work, she was a Library Supervisor for the WPA Kentucky Library Project, worked at the Oakland, Ca. Public Library during World War II while her husband served in the Navy and for the Kentucky Department for Libraries, she worked with and/or helped establish public library taxing districts in several Eastern Kentucky counties including Boyd, Elliott, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, Lee, Wolfe, Estill, Powell and Owsley counties.

Pearl had been a member of the Executive Committee of the Governor's planning Committee on Libraries, Kentucky State Library Certification Board, Chairman of the Public Library Section of the Kentucky Library Association. She was a member of the original Lawrence County Public Library Board.

Pearl had been a member of Lawrence County Retired Teachers, vice- chairman of Louisa Woman's Club, and lifetime member of Kentucky Library Association.

She loved watching Lawrence Welk on TV, books and reading (especially murder myseries), cats, purple and chocolate (especially Baskin Robbins Rocky Road ice cream)! She had enjoyed her many Farm Bureau activities with her husband.

Pearl became a Christian at the age of 93 and was baptized at the age of 94.

Visitation will be Wednesday from noon - 2:00 at Young Funeral Home with a gravesite service at Pine Hill Cementery at 2:30 officiated by Rev. Tim Swanston, past interim minister of First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Louisa Woman's Club or First United Methodist Church.