Douglas McArthur Wilhite
1942 - 2014
Douglas McArthur Wilhite, 71, of Fort Gay, W.V. received his promotion to Heaven on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was born October 21, 1942 in Havaco, W.V., a son of the late Floyd Edward and Jessie Victoria Bevins Wilhite. He was pastor of Fort Gay Church of God, a retired bus driver for Wayne County Board of Education, and was a United States Army Veteran.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd, Lloyd, Virgil and Bobby; sisters, Carol and Barbara.
Survivors include, his loving wife, Sedonia England Wilhite of Fort Gay, W.V.; daughter, Jenny Rebecca Wilhite of Fort Gay, W.V.; son, Douglas McAuther (Cheryl) Wilhite Jr. "Mack" of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Larry Wilhite of Conrow, Texas; Winford Wilhite of King, N.C.; Irvin Wilhite of Clemmons, N.C.; grandchildren, Mellinea, Marshall, Hailey, Brooklyn and Harry; Great Grandchildren, Nevaeh and Kevin.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday at Fort Gay Church of God with Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Louisa, Ky..
Visitation will be after 6:00 pm Thursday at Fort Gay Church of God.
Andy Paul Wheeler
1926 - 2014
The sun rose in Blaine, KY on January 18, 1926, when Andy Paul Wheeler was born to Enoch and Ester Ramey Wheeler.
Andy graduated from high school in 1944, just 2 days before receiving the call to serve his country in World War II. After Navy training, he boarded the LST-800 and headed for Mobile, Alabama. There, his ship was loaded with ammunition and supplies before heading for Japan by way of California, Hawaii, and the Philippines.
Andy served at Okinawa and Iwo Jima aboard the LST 800, and continued to support the armed forces following the war as a member of the LST Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled Veterans and The American Legion.
After his naval service, Andy attended Morehead State University where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He served as principal at Lowmansville, KY and taught at Blaine High School, Louisa High School, and Lawrence County High School, before retiring in 1984 after 34 years of teaching.
In 1944 while serving in the Navy on the Pacific Ocean, Andy gave his heart to the Lord. He joined Elizabeth Baptist Church in 1963, where he taught Sunday school for 10 years. Andy enjoyed raising cattle and reading. He was an historian, especially knowledgeable about the American Civil War, and a Kentucky Colonel. Known for his kindness and generosity, Andy’s numerous students, friends, and neighbors held him in the highest regard.
The sun set on April 21, 2014, at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center when Andy was taken home to be with his Heavenly Father after a long illness. He was 88 years old.
His parents and three sisters, Molly May, Delta Salyers, and Willie Wheeler, preceded Andy in death.
His loving and faithful wife of almost 65 years, Dretha Lyon Wheeler, and his precious and dedicated son, Nolan Wheeler, both of Blaine, survive Andy. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lee (Forrest) Draper of Crossville, TN; two nieces - Janie Blanton of Crossville, TN and Fern (Jack) Woods of Miamisburg, OH; one nephew - Bobby (Judy) Salyer of Knoxville, TN and three great-nieces.
Andy loved his church and requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha, KY. Services will be conducted at Young Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Rev. Emmet Barker, Rev. Keith Sturgill, and Rev. Floyd (Buck) West.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am; the funeral will begin at 1:00pm. A military ceremony will follow at Yatesville Cemetery.
John Franklin Daugherty
1965 - 2014
John Franklin Daugherty, age 49, of Fort Gay ,WV, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Daugherty was born March 1, 1965 in Louisa, KY. He is the son of the Wilburn and Rose Bates Meredith. He was a Disabled Auto Mechanic. He is survived by one daughter: Chasity Daugherty Johnson and husband Jacob of Ocean Side, CA; A brother Joe Daugherty of Grayson, KY; he also has two grandchildren ; Jeremiah Cash and Carrington Jynx; Also surviving is John's Significant Other, Lisa Hager. John is preceded in death by his brother Wilburn "Button" Meredith Jr.The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Salt Petre Baptist Church, Fort Gay with Rev. Richard Maynard and Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa. Friends may call Tuesday, April 15 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY. Online condolence can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com
1934 - 2014
Alese Stickler, 80, of Fort Gay, WV, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, WV. She was born February 16, 1934 in Crum, WV, a daughter of the late Bill Brumfield and Louise Stevens Harvey. She was a caregiver and of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her son, James Stickler.
Surviving are two daughters; Marcia and Rick Thompson of Fort Gay, WV, and Tonya Stickler of Fort Gay, WV, Grandchildren; James and Stephanie Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Stephanie Esque, Kimberly and Scott Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Samantha Thompson and Marsha Fletcher, Great Grandchildren; Victoria Dickenson and James G. Fletcher whom she raised as her own, Shayne Fletcher, Trista Esque, Nicholas Fletcher and Gabriella Moore, brothers; William and Josephine Brumfield of Springhill, FL., and Eddie and Yvonne Brumfield of Genoa, WV, sister; Sandy Brumfield of Crum, WV.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, April 14, at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating.
Visitation will be from 6-8 on Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Barboursville, WV.
Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Robert “Bob Bigfoot” Fannin Sr.
1947 - 2014
Robert “Bob Bigfoot” Fannin Sr., 66, of Louisa went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 9, 2014.
Bob was born June 14, 1947 at Danville, IL the son of the late Charlie and Dorcus Clark Fannin. He was a coal truck driver and member of the Meades Branch FWB Church.
Survivors include his loving wife Loretta Adkins Fannin, a daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Bob Powers of Louisa, two sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Bobbie Jo Fannin Jr. and Brian and Debbie Fannin all of Louisa; four brothers James (Tina) Fannin of Charley, KY, Jack Fannin of Wurtland, KY, Daniel (Carol) Fannin of Louisa, KY, Chuck (Sue) Fannin of Elizabethtown, KY, and a sister Christine Ward of River, KY; six grandchildren Andrea, Keith, Dustin, Aneca, Tess, and Brian II, step grandson William Mullins, five great grandchildren Shaye’, Keigan, Bryson, Lukas, and Kayden.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 12th at 1:00 pm at the Meades Branch FWB Church with Pastor Darrin Rice and Rev. Jimmy Bevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call after 2:00 pm Friday at the Wilson Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Meeks
1967 - 2014
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Meeks 47 of Lowmansville, KY passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.
Larry was born Feb. 6, 1967 at Ironton, OH, the son of Raymond Eugene and Janet K. Hostler Meeks. He was an electrician and served in the Army National Guard for ten years.
Survivors include his loving wife Kimberly Hodges Meeks; two daughters Destiny Dawn Meeks and Jaylyn Larae Meeks; a step son Aaron Ray and wife Jaclyn Faith Thoms and a step daughter Andrea Rose and husband Gregory Johnson; two brothers Daniel Russell Meeks and Charles Dwayne Meeks; a sister Mellisa Rae Marshall; two brothers in law Sam and Jim Ashbrook; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Lykins officiating. Friends may call after 5:00 pm Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home.
Arnett Edward Hogston, Jr.,
1964 - 2014
Arnett Edward Hogston, Jr., 49, of Sciotoville, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home. He was born October 23, 1964 in Louisa, KY. a son of Connie Sue Napier Cooper of Sciotoville, Ohio and Arnett Hogston, Sr. of Louisa, KY. He was a dry wall finisher, and of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by a sister; Tina Penix and a brother; Randy Hogston.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife; Kelli Ann Hogston of Sciotoville, Ohio, two daughters; Nicole Lynn and Rex Harris of Ashland, KY., Jamie Marie Aguiar of Pampa, TX, two sons; Joshua Lee Hogston of Stanley, North Dakota, Travis Arnett Hogston of Plain City, Ohio and 3 grandsons.
Graveside services will be 2pm Tuesday at the Hogston Cemetery at Fallsburg, KY. with Pastor Burl Lewis officiating.
Visitation will be 11am till 1:30pm on Tuesday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Hogston Cemetery, Fallsburg, KY. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrrangements.
Richard Gene Laney
1956 - 2014
Richard Gene Laney, 57, of Crum, WV passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 at his home. Richard was born Dec. 27, 1956 at Columbus, OH the son of the late Charles and Christine Madden Laney. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife Maria Williams Hatfield Laney of Crum, WV; two step sons Willie Lee Hatfield of Tomahawk, KY and James Ireland Hatfield of Ripley, WV; a sister and brother; six grandchildren Brittany, Whitney, Ashley, Bradley, Whitney French, and Randy and a great grandchild Khole.
Following his wishes the family has chosen cremation.
Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.
Arlene Stephens Armstrong
1931 - 2014
Arlene Stephens Armstrong, 83, of Louisa, KY passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 23, 2014 a victim of the complications of Alzheimer’s.
She was born in Barlow, OH on March 8, 1931, to the late Lawrence and Esta Lynch Stephens. Preceding her in death were brothers Forest, Dale, Russel, Dana Stephens; sisters Lucile S. Ellis, Belva Stephens, Ruth S. Quimby; sister-in-law Mary Anne A. Dennis Veyon; and her son-in-law John A. White.
She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Robert L. (Bob) Armstrong, a daughter Patricia A. White of Round Hill, VA; son Mike (Toni) Armstrong of Louisa; grandson John A. (Lori) White II of Holly Springs, NC; granddaughter Heather W. (Joe) Swartz of Purcellville, VA; and six great grandchildren Rockwell, Haden, Eva, Caleb Swartz; Isabella and Vivian White; brother Kenneth (Sarah Ann) Stephens of Barlow, OH; and seven nephews and five nieces.
She was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church and was the impetus behind the women decorating the church’s Christmas tree Chrismon ornaments. Arlene was an ardent reader and cross-word puzzle solver, and loved growing plants and flowers. During she and Bob’s twenty years of retirement in Murrells Inlet, SC Arlene was president of a local garden club where they often visited elementary schools and she would pass along her love of plant growing and gardening. Arlene was especially well known for her cooking and baking and her table was always open to family, friends, and neighbors anytime but especially for a special occasion or holiday meals.
Starting as a volunteer literacy tutor at the Lawrence County Public Library she eventually worked as the director of the Lawrence County Literacy Program. She was also the organizer of the first Lawrence County United Way. At her South Carolina Eastern Star Lodge she served as Worthy Matron.
A celebration service of her life will be held on Saturday, April 12th starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Louisa United Methodist Church, 816 Pine Hill Road, in Louisa, KY. The family will receive and greet friends and acquaintances on that Saturday at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing till the start of the service.
In keeping with her wishes, her earthly body was willed to the Marshall Medical School to forward the science of medicine and the study of Alzheimer’s.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 26, Louisa, KY 41230 or the Ashland Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
For questions or information, please call the LUMC at 606-638-4404.
Jeffrey A. Doss
1968 - 2014
Jeffrey A. Doss 45, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, he was born July 3,1968 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Kenneth and Naida Harlow Doss. He was a construction worker.
Survivors include his children, Amber Doss of Fort Gay, W.V.; Marissa Doss of Prichard, W.V.; Breanna Chaney of Fort Gay, W.V.; Nathan Doss, Devin Doss and Lindsay Doss all of Kenova, W.V.; four sisters, Debra Plummer of Fort Gay, W.V.; Diane Hinzeman of Ravenswood, W.V.; Teresa Blunt of Fort Gay, W.V.; Christine Childers of Louisa, Ky.; two brothers, Jimmy Doss of Fort Gay, W.V.; David Doss of Fort Gay,W.V.; five grandchildren; Lisa Watts for whom he made his home with.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darin Fetherolf officiating. Burial will follow at the Doss Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.V..
Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 PM Thursday at Young Funeral Home.
Gary Curtis Artrip Jr.
Gary Curtis Artrip Jr. 46 of Mansfield, Ohio passed away Monday March 24, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio. Gary was born Oct. 22, 1967 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Gary C. Artrip Sr. and Brenda J. (Thompson) Johnson. He was a welder and loved NASCAR and enjoyed following the Cleveland Browns.
He is survived by his mother Brenda J. (Thompson) Johnson of Millersburg, OH; his father Gary C. (Rita) Artrip Sr. of South Point , OH; a son Gary Allen Fisher; a granddaughter Aubree Lynn Fisher of Lexington, OH; three sisters Sandra (Claude) Jervis, Carissa (John) Fowler both of Mansfield, OH and Carrie (Jay) Rowsey of South Point, OH; two brothers Charles E. (Donna) Artrip of Mansfield, OH and Curtis (Megan) Artrip of Wheelersburg, OH; three step siblings, Rhonda Salmons of Crum, WV, Ray Hunt of Fort Gay, WV, and Chris Hunt of Huntington, WV; four nephews and three nieces, and his grandmother Hildred Artrip of Fort Gay, WV.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday March 28th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Noah Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV.
Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday March 27th at the Wilson Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com
1925 - 2014
Pearl Ratcliffe 89, of Glenhayes, WV went home to be with The Lord on March 24, 2014. He was a retired signal maintainer for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, an avid fisherman and farmer. He was a member of the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church. Pearl was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Earl, two brothers, Roy and Bill Ratcliffe and a sister, Jewel Maynard.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Opal (Judy) Ratcliffe, sons, John (Hope) Ratcliffe of Kenova, WV, Mike (Susan) Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, Randy (Claudia) Ratcliffe of Fort Gay, WV, and Paul (Terry) Ratcliffe of Prichard, WV and one daughter Jeanette Ratcliffe of Prichard, WV and seven grandchildren, Heather Ferguson, Summer Ratcliffe, Rhonda Ratcliffe, Christy Pratt, Michael Ratcliffe, Justin Ratcliffe, Laura Campbell, and Jordan Ratcliffe and sixteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Anna Lou Maynard. Pearl was Blessed with many friends and wonderful neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, March 28, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Perry officiating. Burial will follow at the Ratcliffe Family Cemetery, Glenhayes.
Visitation will 6:00 til 9:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home.
1924 - 2014
Maxine Smith went home Sunday afternoon March 24 at the home of her sister, Gladys Dean where she resided for the last two years. She was born February 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Albert and Nona Bartram McCloud. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Smith and brother Kenneth McCloud.
Survivors include her sister, Gladys Dean and brother Kelsie A. McCloud both of Fort Gay, W.V. a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base retiring after 36 years of service.
Graveside service will be conducted 1:00 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton, Ohio.
Visitation will be 6:00 til 8:00 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.
In lieu of flowers make a donation to Hospice of Huntington.
1933 - 2014
Dorothy Copley, 81, of Fort Gay, WV entered the gates of her Heavenly home on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; Birdie Copley, parents; Jay and Maggie Waller Williamson, daughter and son-in-law; Maggie and Arvel Endicott, two sisters; Goldie Walker and Oretha Marcum, three brothers; Lacy, Jennings and Wayne Williamson.
Loved ones left behind are daughters and caregivers; Patty and Buck Spears of Fort Gay, WV, Gracie and (Will Collins) Parsley of Kermit, WV., Sons; Grover and Sara Copley of Fort Gay, WV and Jennings and Sara Copley of Crum, WV, Grandchildren; Caregiver Lisa Methax, Renae Blackburn, Katie Copley, Tracy Copley, Robbie Spears, Lacy Spears, Shawn Copley, Birdie Dale Collins, Jen Allen Copley, Jacob Copley, Great-Grandchildren; Mackenzie Methax, Joshua Methax, Lea Blackburn, Cole Blackburn and Shelby Pack, three brothers; Lelon and Louise Williamson of Crum, WV, Gid and Martha Williamson of Grove City, OH, and Grover and Kathy Williamson of Naples, FL, two brothers-in-law; Oscar and Martha Copley of Crum, WV, Sonny and Barbara Copley of Fort Gay, WV, Sisters-in-law; Bertha Stroud and Rosie Brewer of Kermit, WV, very special friend, Pastor Dick Maynard, several nieces and nephews whom she loved very much, and her friends.
Dorothy was a member of the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church and owner/operator of Copley's Truck Stop for many years. Dorothy will be missed very badly by her children, grandchildren and other family members.
Care has been entrusted to Young Funeral Home of Louisa, KY.
Visitation will be at the Saltpetre Christian Baptist Church on Sunday from 6-9 and Funeral services will be 11am Monday at the church with pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will be in the Birdie Copley Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.
The family wishes to thank everyone for the prayers most of all, and the food, flowers and comforting words, and the visits from everyone.
Harmon M. Griffith
1930 - 2014
Harmon M. Griffith, 83, of Blaine, KY passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014 at his home. Harm was born April 29, 1930 at Cordell, KY, the son of the late Charles James and Nannie Mae Cordle Griffith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Forest Allen Griffith, daughter Dixie Mae Stambaugh, and granddaughter Jessica Nicole Stambaugh. He was a retired farmer and timberman.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Jessie Barker Griffith, daughter Mollie Hackney of Sitka, KY; three sons and daughters-in-law Charles E. and Kay Griffith of Blaine, KY, Randall Lee and Cindy Griffith of Grayson, KY, and William Dexter and Nancy Griffith of Webbville, KY; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 21st at 11:00 am at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Ross and Bro. Ralph Cordle officiating. Burial will follow in the Griffith Cemetery at Blaine, KY.
Friends may call after 5:00 pm Friday at Wilson Funeral Home.
Agnes Hardwick, age 82, of Cardington, OH. and formerly of Ft. Gay, W. VA. went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon March 15, 2014 in the Morrow Manor Nursing Center. She was born July 14, 1931 in Ft. Gay, W. VA. to the late Lindsey W. and Minnie E. (Adkins ) Spears.
Agnes was a graduate of Fort Gay High School. She went on to get her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Education from Marshall University and Central Michigan University. She taught elementary education in the Wayne County school system and retired after more than 30 years of service.
Agnes was an active member of the Bartram Chapel Church where she was involved in various areas of ministry. Her favorite was still the children she got to teach in Sunday school. As her health began to fail she moved to Ohio to be close to her family where she lived until her death.
Agnes was married to George Hardwick who preceded her in death in 1997.
Agnes is survived by a sister, Wanda Spears Robertson of Ft. Gay, two sons; Greg (Dean) Hardwick and Carl (Ava) Hardwick both of Cardington; four grandchildren; Carl Jr (Karley) Hardwick of Ashley, Scott (Darla) Hardwick of Cardington, Hope (Chris) Walters of Mt. Gilead, and Christopher (Mandy) Hardwick of Delaware; seven great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Abigail, Charity, Jamisen, Cooper, Bentley and Hayze.
In addition to her parents and husband Agnes was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Spears Jackson and two brothers: Charles Spears and Ralph Spears.
Friends may call Thursday March 20, 2014 at the Young Funeral Home, 201 West Main St., Louisa, KY. from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The funeral service will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Bartram Chapel, Ft. Gay, W. Va. Her burial will be in the Hardwick Cemetery in Ft. Gay.
Pauline Bartrum Dillon
1922 - 2014
Pauline Bartrum Dillon, 92, of Prichard, W.V. peacefully entered into rest March 16, 2014. She was born January 31, 1922 to the late Ernie & Minnie Bartrum. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty four years, Chriss Dillon, five daughters, Nina Armbasick, Barbara Sansom, Mary Price, Freda Blevins, & Ruby Vinson, two sons, Fred Dillon & Roy Dillon, two brothers, Clarence Bartrum & Leonard Bartrum, and one sister, Myrtle Hatfield.
She is survived by three sons, Chriss (Belva) Dillon Jr., Charles (Patti) Dillon, & Gary (Ruth) Dillon, six daughters, Yvonne (Pat) Luther, Liz (Elmer) Dillon, June Bowen, Dixie (Billy Ray) Marcum, Regenia (Tom) Stamper, & Shirlene (Tom) Hardwick, and one special, adopted sister Beulah Hardwick. She is also survived by thirty nine grandchildren, one hundred thirty great and great-great grandchildren, and a host of other family and special friends.
Pauline was a hardworking, fun-loving devout Christian who enjoyed every stated opportunity to tell people of her true love, God. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and having fun at any time possible. She truly touched the lives of everyone that she acquainted herself with. Her family and friends will truly miss her, but know that they can be re-united with her if only they rely on the ONE that she truly loved!
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Maynard and Pastor Paul Finley officiating. Burial will follow at the Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, W.V.
Visitation will be 5:00 til 9:00 pm Tuesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.
Doris R. Copley
1935 - 2014
Doris R. Copley, 78, of Catlettsburg, Ky. passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at her home. She was born November 7, 1935 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of the late Oliver Lee and Eggie Rickman Woods. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Gabriel O. Ward.
Survivors include her loving husband, John R. Copley of Catlettsburg, Ky.; son, Ron "Darlene" Ward of Logan, Ohio; Grandchildren, Adam W. Ward and Ashley N. Lambert both of Logan, Ohio; Great grandchildren, Wyatt Lambert and Ariel Rose Lambert.
Graveside service will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Buchannan Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Keith Workman officiating.
Alfretta Baugh, 80, of Hamilton, Indiana passed away Thursday March 13, 2014 at Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home Butler, IN.
She was born April 25, 1933 in Zelda, KY to the late Bernard and Jane (Woods) Pickens. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Warren Baugh who passed away Sept. 15, 1998,also by three brothers Joseph, Charles, and David Pickens.
Alfretta was a homemaker and member of Independent Full Gospel Church.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 18th at 1:00 pm at the Buchanan Chapel Church at Zelda, KY. Burial will follow in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour before services at the church.
Betty Jo See
Betty Jo See, 83, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.V.
She was born March 15, 1930 in Inez, Ky. a daughter of the late James "Cap" and GladysShannon Reed. She was a retired nurses aid for the Louisa General Hospital, and was a member of Louisa Church of God. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Amos See; son, J. Larry See; and brothers, JamesEdward Reed and Ulysses Reed.
Survivors include, sister, Sallie "Sackie" Lemaster of Louisa, Ky.; grandson, James Mathew "Ashley" See of Louisa, Ky; great granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth See.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Stepp officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery,Louisa, Ky
Visitation will be 10:00 am til 1:00 pm Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Louisa Church of God.
Charles Jack Maynard
1921 - 2014
Charles Jack Maynard, born March 15, 1921, died March 9, 2014. He was the son of the late Frank and Riva Wallace Maynard. He was the husband of Anna L. Maynard for 68 years. Jack was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. He served 30 months in Hawaii during WWII repairing battleships. In later years he was a superviser for several construction companies. He was a Mason of Fort Gay, W.V. and he was an avid fox hunter. He was a devout Christian. He was saved in 1979, joined the Glenhayes Baptist Church which he loved very much. He leaves behind many dear friends and loved-ones who will miss him very much.
Jack is survived by nephews as whom he raised as sons, Terry Maynard of Titusville, Fla.; Dannie Maynard of Glenhayes, W.V.; Charles Jack II of Brownstown, MI.; brother, Dan Maynard of Wheelersburg, Ohio; sister, Betty Goodacre of Romulus, MI.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 at Glenhayes Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Frank Maynard Cemetery, Glenhayes, W.V.;
Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home.
William Cook, 89, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. He was born August 7, 1924 in Radnor, W.V. a son of the late Dot and Malta Lemaster Cook. He was a retired welder for ACF Industries and was a member of Fort Gay Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lutie Cook York.
Survivors include, two sons, William "Willie" Cook of Fort Gay, W.V. and Michael Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; five daughters, Judy Kyker of Athens, Alabama; Brenda Cook of South Point, Ohio; Wilma Meek of Columbus, Ohio; Shirley Collins also of Columbus, Ohio; Mary Cook of Salem, Ind.; one sister, Lutie Slusser of Columbus, Ohio; 17 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow at the Cook Cemetery, Radnor.
Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home.
Earnest Ray Endicott
Earnest Ray Endicott “Captain Ernie”, 71, of Port Orange, Florida, went to his eternal home on March 4, 2014. A visitation will be held 3:00 til 6:00 PM, Monday, March 10, 2014 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.
A Graveside service will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the Endicott Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.V.
Born at Fort Gay, West Virginia on November 23, 1942, he passed from the world after a long illness. He was preceded in death by many beloved family members including: his father, Sherman Endicott, his mother, Magdalene Fluty Endicott, his brother, Charles Endicott, his sister, Juanita Endicott, as well as his niece, Dawn Endicott and nephew, Rick Endicott.
Earnest is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Maxine Holt Endicott; his sons, Earnest Ray Endicott, Jr. and Christopher Michael Endicott (Lori), and his step daughter, Angela R. Schmidt and brother, Jene (Nancy) Endicott. Also surviving Earnest are his 6 cherishedgrandchildren, Joey Schmidt, Jaylon Endicott, Justine Endicott, Audbree Maxine, Emma Raya Endicott, and Ashlyn Chris Endicott. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Earnest’s name to the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia.
Thomas Richard Osborne
1951 - 2014
Thomas Richard Osborne, 62, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Thursday March 6, 2014 at Cabell Huntington Hospital following a brief illness.
Tom was born Sept. 25, 1951 in Louisa, the son of the late Tommy Nelson and Claire Louise Nolan Osborne. He was a retired coal miner, United States Navy Veteran, and member of the Bear Creek Apostolic Church. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Carol Lynn Blackburn Osborne, and a sister.
Survivors include three sons Thomas Jr., Billy, and James all of Louisa, five brothers and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 8th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Spriggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery Louisa, KY.
Friends may call after 6:00 pm Friday March 7th at the Wilson Funeral Home.
Alice Ewers Queen
1927 - 2014
Alice Ewers Queen, 86, of Louisa, KY. passed Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Jordan Center Center in Louisa, KY. She was born December 26, 1927 at Charlottsville, VA. a daughter of the late Ossie and Minnie Dixon Ewers. She was a secretary for the Lawrence Co. Board of Education, member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, Methodist Women's Club and local bridge club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Sheepie" Queen and a grandson, James Brian Queen.
Surviving is two daughters; Grace Elaine and Jim Strickland of Jackson, TN., and Doris Rebecca and John Bertram of Cleveland, Ohio, one son; James H. and Jenny Queen II, of Louisa, KY., Grandchildren; Christopher and Michael Bertram, Jamie Johnson, Michael and Robert Strickland, and 5 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11am Monday at the Louisa United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Watts officiating.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 on Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, KY.
Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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