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Roger Murphy

1952 - 2015

Roger Murphy, 62, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home.

He was born June 7, 1952 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Herman and Sarah Smith Murphy. He was a retired tobacco farmer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Clayton Murphy and Delbert Murphy; sisters, Willa May Deming and Marie Ottman.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Portia Murphy of Louisa, Ky.; daughter, Tonya (Jerry Legg) Murphy of Sandy Hook, Ky.; son, Roger Douglas (Regina Stewart) Murphy of Louisa, Ky.; his pride and joy, granddaughter, Jadden (Alexander Chase) Castle of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Caroline Murphy of Buchanan, Ky.; Kathy (Larry) Bryant of Buchanan, Ky.; Herma Coons of Chilocothe, Ohio; Carey Smith of Wavery, Ohio; Lois (Eddie) Chaffin of Columbus, Ohio; Alma (Howard) Preston of Louisa, Ky.; Judy (Joe) Childers of Louisa, Ky.; Mary Bowen of Louisa, Ky.; Naomi Scott of Fallsburg, Ky.; brothers, Charles Murphy of Chilocothe, Ohio; Robert Murphy of Fallsburg, Ky..

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Caudill officiating. Burial will follow at the Murphy Cemetery, Louisa, Ky..

Visitation will be 7:00 til 9:00 pm Monday at Young Funeral Home.

Manuel Williams

1927 - 2015

Manuel Williams, 87, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born July 28, 1927 at Hart's Creek, W.V. a son of the late Jim and Linda Browning Williams. He was a retired logger. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Williams; brothers, Charlie and Leo Williams; step-sons, Matthew, Melvin, Gilbert, and Leo Thompson.

Survivors include, three daughters, Judith Maynard of Fort Gay, W.V.; Tammy (Donald) Hager of Harts Creek, W.V.; Debbie Vance of North Carolina; step son, Bill Thompson; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Thompson Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.V.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Saturday at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Young Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Louisa, Ky. 41230

Audie Maxine Bartram

1944 - 2015

Audie Maxine Bartram, 70, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

She was born December 24, 1944 in Canton, Texas a daughter of the late Joseph and Audie Leach. She was a member of New Life Outreach Church, and a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Danie Bartram; children, Barbara Leach, twins, Rhonda and Connie Leach; grandson, Joshua M. Currie; siblings, Gene Strebeck, Jimmy Strebeck, Linda Walters, Osborne Leach, Melvin Leach, Margie Westbrook, and Cora Mae Jenson; nephew, Jerry Burt.

Survivors include, daughter and son in law, Jovita "Diane" and Richard Rogers; grandchildren, Christopher Lewis, Joseph Currie, Brittany Rogers, Effie Jude, Nina Jude, Elizabeth Sartin and Jishua Pritchard; great grandchildren, McKenzie Lewis, Madison Lewis, Urijah Rogers, Cazen Rogers and Joshua Currie (JMAC); siblings, J.C. Leach, Ronnie and Donnie Leach, Leona Sisco, Vonnie Malone and Betty A. Burt; several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 28, 2015 at New Life Outreach Church, Fort Gay, W.V.

Everett "Matthew" Thompson

1944 - 2015

Everett "Matthew" Thompson, 70, of Crum, W.V. passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home.

He was born April 4, 1944 in Logan, W.V. a son of the late Melvin Copley and the late Ethel Thompson Williams. He was a retired laborer for the Department of Highways. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Gilbert Thompson, Melvin Thompson and Leo Thompson.

Survivors include, his loving wife of 46 years, Doris Johnson Thompson of Crum, W.V.; step-father, Manuel Williams; son, Michael (Emily) Thompson of Crum, W.V.; daughter, Julie (Billy) Coleman of Crum, W.V.; granddaughter, Tiffanie (Luke Breeding) Thompson of Crum, W.V.; grandson, Tyler Coleman of Crum, W.V.; Brother, Bill Thompson of Crum, W.V.; sister, Judith Maynard of Crum, W.V..

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Kimble Copley officiating. Burial will follow at Webb Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00pm til 9:00 pm Tuesday at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church. Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Linda Curtright Fugitt

1935 - 2015

Linda Curtright Fugitt, wife for 58 years of Charles Fugitt, of Nicholasville passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015. 

She was born May 1, 1935 in Louisa, Kentucky the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Curtright who operated the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Anne Beth (Pete) Peters and her nephew Henry (Pat) Peters who was employed by the Young Funeral Home in Louisa.  She attended the Louisa school system graduating in 1953.  She then attended and graduated from Centre College in 1957 and did graduate work at the University of Kentucky.  After graduation she became an elementary school music teacher in the Jessamine County, Kenton County and Boone County school systems.  She retired from education in 1986 after 30 years of teaching to join her husband in Atlanta, Georgia who was an associate Executive Director of the Southern Association of College and Schools.  After his retirement they moved back to Nicholasville, KY to be with their family and friends and to travel. While in Nicholasville, during the 60’s, she gave private piano lessons and served as Choir Director of the Nicholasville Presbyterian Church until a fulltime director was hired.  She was active in KEA, NKEA, KMA, and the DAR.  While living in Atlanta she helped organize the Dunwoody neighborhood watch program and served as president for many years.  She was a Kentucky Colonel, member of Phi-Delta Kappa, KTRS, DAR and supported her husband in his work with SACS.  She was so proud of all her operettas that she directed with her 4th grade students in the music program and she so much appreciated the students willingness to practice and do all the hard work necessary to make them successful.  She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by nieces, Beth (Dean) Brady of Louisa, KY.  Melissa, Julia and Carol Fugitt of Ashland, KY, a nephew, Lee (Nora) Peters of Louisa, KY, a cousin, J. Lee Mershon, Palm Springs, CA and her brother-in-law Bobby (Anna) Fugitt Ashland, KY and many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 7-9 PM Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Betts & West Funeral Home. 

A second viewing will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. 

Funeral services will be at 1PM Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery. 

Online guestbook at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com

Paul Edward Parker

1932 - 2015

Paul Edward Parker, age 82, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his home. 

Mr. Parker was born May 27, 1932 in Lawrence County KY. He is the son of the late Arnold and the late Grace (Mansfield) Parker. 

He was a Retired Sergeant with the US Army, serving his country for 20 years. Mr. Parker also was a R.O.T.C. instructor and a small business owner.  He was a member of the Oak Grove Church and a member of the Apperson Masonic Lodge #195.

Paul is survived by his wife: Mary "Lou" (Shannon) Parker , two daughters: Sherrie Crum and husband Charles of Louisa, KY and Tammy Goble and husband Mitchell also of Louisa. Surviving also is two sons: Terry Parker and wife Robin of Louisa, KY and Paul Edward Parker Jr of Louisa, KY. Survivors also include nine grandchildren: Jamie Painter, Cameron Painter and wife Mariel, Andrew Goble and wife Noel, Seth Goble and wife Ellen, Brittany Rodebaugh and husband Josh, Aiden Parker and Evan Parker. Paul also leaves behind six great grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Cyrus officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shannon Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Saturday, March 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Lester Ratliff

1933 - 2015

Lester Ratliff, 82, of Louisa, KY passed away March 17, 2015 at the Three Rivers Medical Center.

Lester was born Feb. 7, 1933 at Grundy, VA the son of the late James Russell and Pricey Jane Stiltner Ratliff. He was a retired truck driver.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son James Lester Ratliff and a step daughter Lori Chapman.

Survivors include his wife Barbara Evelyn Chambers Ratliff, three daughters Susan Ann (Estes) Deel of Maxie, VA., Barbara Jane Ratliff of Louisa, KY, and Jennifer (Doug) Miller of West Chester, OH; two sons Johnathan Lester Ratliff and Ronald Wayne Ratliff both of Louisa, KY; four sisters Ann McColl, Jarrell Anderson, Emil Ratliff, and Marie Recant; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 21 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Rick May officiating. Burial will follow in the Ratliff Family Cemetery at Louisa, KY.

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

Ivan Caudill 

1941 - 2015

Ivan Caudill, 74, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2015 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness.

Ivan was born Jan. 17, 1941 at Louisa, KY the son of the late Kirk and Martha Lemaster Caudill. He was a retired construction laborer, a United States Army Veteran, and a member of the Sand Gap United Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife Elena Belpouch Caudill, two daughters Kathy Laney of Ulysses, KY and Jennifer (Joe) Thornsberry of Louisa, KY; three sons Ivan Gene Caudill, Terry (Julie) Caudill, and Chris (Sara) Caudill; two brothers Bob Caudill and Ed Caudill and a sister Herma Jean Rose, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday March 19th at 11:00 am at the Sand Gap United Baptist Church with Elder Frank Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Caudill Cemetery Louisa, KY.

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

flag wavingHenry J. Mollette

1923 - 2015

Henry J. Mollette 91 of Blaine, KY passed away March 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Henry was born Sept. 10, 1923 at Boones Camp, KY the son of the late Jim and Bertha Spears Mollette. In addition to his parents Henry is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Hall Mollette who died in 2010, also two daughters Faye Howell and Deloris Marsillett, two brothers and one sister.

He was retired coal miner and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Survivors include four daughters Sharon Newsome of Michigan, Ontonette Smith of Ashland, KY, Tonda Campbell of Campton, KY, Freda Craig and husband Jack of Indiana; six sons Robert and wife Cindy Mollette of Indiana, Van and wfe Joan Mollette of Michigan, Joe and wife Annette Mollette also of Michigan, Tim and wife Samantha Mollette of Blaine, KY, Rick and wife Bonnie Boggs of Inez, KY, and Larry and wife Rhonda Boggs of Illinois; three sisters Loretta Perry of Blaine, KY, Louartie Turner of High Hat, KY, and Lillie Ward of Ohio; 31 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday March 19th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Lenny Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mollette Family Cemetery at Blaine, KY. Friends may call after 6:00 pm Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and the American Legion Post 89.

Daniel "Danny" Adams

1939 - 2015

Daniel "Danny" Adams, 75, of Ashland, Ky. passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born September 4, 1939 in Blaine, Ky. a son of the late Ernest and Nancy Wicker Adams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Adams; one sister, Phyllis Adams.

Survivors include. Brothers, James (Sandy) Adams of Ashland, Ky.; Paul (Kim) Adams of Catlettsburg, Ky.; nephews, Christopher Adams of Ashland, Ky.; Darrell Adams of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Brian Adams of Deering, Ohio; Jeffery Adams of TN.; Todd Adams of Worthington, Ky.; Phillip Wessell of Ashland, Ky.; niece, Terri Spangler of Ironton, Ohio.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Family Life Worship Center, 209 North 2nd Street, Ironton, Ohio. Burial will be at the Cooks-Adams Cemetery.

Kyle Austin Harmon

1987 - 2015

Kyle Austin Harmon, age 27, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY after a sudden illness. Mr. Harmon was born March 23, 1987 in Louisa, KY. He is the son of the late Ralph Austin and the late Hazel Mae (Smith) Harmon. 

He was a manager of Fiesta Salon in Ceredo WV. 

He is survived by one brother Ralph Nathaniel Harmon of Morehead, KY; Five sisters: Susan Taylor, Tina Harmon, Nicole Little, Christy Cheeks and Sharon Harmon. Also surviving Kyle are a step Father Paul Richard Smith and two step brothers Richard Lee Smith and Jeremy Paul Smith. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at the Belles Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jimmy Vanhoose officiating 

Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery. 

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

All arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Russell Berry

1927 - 2015

Russell Berry, 87, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

He was born June 1, 1927 in Irad, Ky. a son of the late James and Laura Belle Adams Berry. He was a retired mail carrier, gravedigger and  farmer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Curt, Floyd, Custer, Worth and Jack Berry; three sisters, Flora Perkins, Myrtle Blankenship and Margie Caudill.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charlie Wilks and Rev. Lincus Hogston officiating. Burial will follow at the Berry Cemetery, Sand Branch.

Visitation will be 5:00 til 9:00pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Corey Douglas Ryland

1980 - 2015

Corey Douglas Ryland, 34, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

He was born August 6, 1980 in Huntington, W.V. a son of Luann (Mark) Thompson  and Doug Ryland. He was preceded in death by paternal  grandparents, Syd and Toots Ryland; Maternal grandfather, Sam Patton; step grandfather Lawrence Thompson.

He is survived by, parents; Mother, Luann (Mark) Thompson of Louisa, Ky.;  Father, Doug Ryland of Louisa, Ky.; son, Braxton Ryland of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Joshua Ryland of West Harrison Ind.; Chandler (Hilary) Thompson  of Ashland, Ky.; sisters, Chelsee (Alan) Short of Louisa, Ky.; Krista Pannell of San Francisco, CA.;  Grandmother, Ellouise Patton of Louisa, Ky.; special aunt and uncle, Rick and Dianne Sammons of Louisa, Ky.; and special cousins, Carrie Woods, Ryan Sammons, Tyler Britton and Blake Britton.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Price

officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 til 9:00  pm at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 Bill Jim Clevenger

1928 - 2015

Bill Jim Clevenger, age 86 of 2504 Brush Creek Road, Glade Valley, NC died Monday, March 9, 2015 at his residence.

He was born April 1, 1928 in Lawrence County, Kentucky to the late Bill and Opal Marcum Clevenger.  In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Loray Kitchen Clevenger; one sister, Betty Jo Miller.

He was a WWII Veteran serving his country in the Philippines and Japan in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of God’s Will Baptist Church.  He regularly attended Cornerstone Christian Fellowship with Barb and Leonard.  He worked for 35 years for the AEP System formerly Ohio Power and he really enjoyed his job and co-workers whom were a big part of his life.  He started out climbing poles and retired as Area Division Manager.  He loved going to Myrtle Beach and spending time with his friends, family and grandchildren.

He is survived by one daughter, Barbara Absher and husband Leonard of Glade Valley; one son, Bill Clevenger; two grandchildren, Candi Clevenger of Columbus, OH, Matthew Walker of Anchorage, Alaska; one brother, Henry Clevenger and wife Lorriane of Caroll, OH; special caregiver, Velinda Murphy of Ennice; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Grandview Memorial Funeral Home.  The family will also receive friends Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Young Funeral Home and Chapel in Louisa, Kentucky from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.  Following the visitation a graveside service will be conducted at Yatesville Memorial Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky with Reverend Ricky Kitchen officiating.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675 or to Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chaper, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220.

Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Clevenger family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.

Robert "Bobby" Quesenberry

1954 - 2015

Robert "Bobby" Quesenberry, 60, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born on July 9, 1954 to Robinson Taylor "RT" and Roberta Quesenberry. He lived most of his life in Louisa, Ky.

Bobby was a talented carpenter. He started working as a carpenter when he was seventeen years old. Most would say that he could build anything he could see. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and loved to fish.

Bobby was proud of his three daughters, Stephanie Ferguson (Mike), of Mascoutah IL, Donna Music (Brad Brooks), of Louisa, Ky, Ami Quesenberry (Tony Smith), of Blaine Ky and preceded in death his son, Brandon Quesenberry. Bobby was proud of his two step daughters as well, Vikki Stepp, of Louisa, Ky, and Debbie Childers, of Louisa, Ky. He is also survived by his three sisters, Zora May Wilks, Rose Mary Johnson, and Bernadine Quesenberry, as well as one brother, Richard Quesenberry. Bobby had thirteen grandchildren, Michael Ferguson, Kyle Diaz, Grace Music, Gabby Music, Kaine Music, Trent Brooks, Kenzley Brooks, Leah Smith, Clara Smith, Chad Stepp, Karla Stepp, Dawn Childers and Jamie Childers.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5 p.m until 9p.m. at Young Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Louisa, Ky.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at Yatesville Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

In lieu of flowers the family request that monetary donations be made in Bobby's name to Young Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Louisa, Ky. 41230

Claude Copley

1924 - 2015

Claude Copley, 91, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015 at the Three Rivers Medical Center following a brief illness.

Claude was born Jan. 16, 1924 at Stark, WV the son of the late Lawrence and Nancy Williamson Copley Bowens. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Tellie Henson Copley who died in 2011.

Claude was a retired superintendent for Marley Cooling Tower Construction Co., a member of the Louisa FWB Church, a 32nd degree mason, member of the Apperson F&AM 195, and a United States Army  Veteran serving in World War II.

Survivors include his loving family, a daughter Claudia Copley of Louisa, a son and daughter-in-law James and Angela Copley also of Louisa, two grandsons Bradley and William Copley, a sister Lucille Bowens of Huntington, WV; and a brother Lawrence Copley Jr. of Webb, WV.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday March 1st at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osborne and Rev. Bobby Workman officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa, KY.

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

A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Military honors will be performed at the graveside by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and American Legion Post 89.

Troy Ray Baldwin

1966 - 2015

Troy Ray Baldwin, 48, of Barboursville, W.V. passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home.

He was born April 17, 1966 in Columbus, Ohio a son of Charles Thomas Baldwin and Barbara Rae Wooten Coates. He was a drywaller. He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Baldwin.

Survivors include, four children, Adam Baldwin, Kandayce Baldwin, Andrew Baldwin and Gage Baldwin all of Columbus, Ohio; father, Charles Thomas Baldwin of Ashville, Ohio; mother, Barbara Rae Coates of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Tracy Long of Louisa, Ky.; Krystal Baldwin of Twin Falls Idaho; Santa Faye Baldwin of Johns Town, Ohio; brothers, Eugene Baldwin of Louisa, Ky.; Chris Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio; Kenny Baldwin of Barboursville, W.V.; Tommy Baldwin of Barboursville, W.V.; Jake Baldwin of Pomaroy, Ohio; Stevie Baldwin of Babroursville, W.V.; Brandon Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio; Michael Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio; Jeffery Baldwin of Ashville, Ohio; J.D. Baldwin of Columbus, Ohio; Jimmy Baldwin of Ashville, Ohio; Ryan Baldwin also of Ashville, Ohio.

A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 am Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Baldwin officiating.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Lee Elwood LeForrest 

1944 - 2015

Lee Elwood LeForrest 71 of Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on Saturday Feb. 27, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Lee was born Feb. 8, 1944 at Providence, Rhode Island the son of the late Lawson and Mary Horton LeForrest. He was a retired truck driver, member of the Louisa First Baptist Church, and served in the United States Army during VietNam.

Survivors include his loving wife Linda Cavins LeForrest of Fort Gay, WV, two daughters Shannon (Ronnie) Boyd of Louisa, KY and Amy (James Jude) Ellison of Fort Gay, WV; three grandchildren Rebecca Stansberry, Tessa Boyd, and Tori Ellison, a great grandson Bradlee Muncy, two sisters Sandra (Robert) Cook and Patte Brown; a nephew Jamie Cook, and two great nephews Barrett and Shawn Cook.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday March 2 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. David Maynard, Rev. Chuck Price, and Rev. John R. Cavins officiating. Burial will follow in the Wellman Cemetery at Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may call after 12:30 pm Monday and until time of services at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers family ask for donations to be made to the Louisa First Baptist Church Debt Retirement or the Hospice of Huntington.

Graveside military honors will be performed by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6103 and the American Legion Post 89.

Bobby George Jordan

1953 - 2015

Bobby George Jordan, 62, of Chapman, KY passed away Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 following a sudden illness.

Bobby was born Feb. 12, 1953 at Louisa, KY the son of the late George and Bernice Carter Jordan. He was a retired custodian for the Lawrence County Board of Education.

Survivors include three sisters Cidney (Ronald) Alexander of Ashland, KY, Pansy (Doug) Adams of Chapman, KY, and Yvonne Jordan of Nicholasville, KY; three brothers James Earl (Patricia) Jordan of Chapman, Ky, Stanley Jordan of Ashland, KY and Ernest Jordan also of Chapman, KY; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday Feb. 27th at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Caudill officiating. Burial will follow in the Jordan Cemetery at Chapman, KY.

Friends may call after 11:00 am Friday and until time of services at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Gaye Hanchal Lussier

1935 - 2015

Gaye Hanchal Lussier, 79, of Pikeville, TN passed away February 21, 2015 at her home.

She was born May 25, 1935 in Lovely, Ky. a daughter of the late Ked and Jess Fitzpatrick Davis. She was a Doll Artist. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Lussier; brothers, Calvin Davis and Ked Davis Jr.

Survivors include, daughter, Cindy Sinclair of Columbian, Ky.; son, Jonny Dabney of Pikeville, TN.; sisters, Linda Anderson of Columbus, Ohio; Patricia Shipman of Columbus, Ohio, Judy Gartin of Ashland, Ky.; brothers, Jimmy Davis of Ashland, Ky.; Raymond Davis of Louisa, Ky.; Jamie Davis of Ashland, Ky.; 5 Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Young Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lemaster Cemetery, Clifford, Ky.

Visitation will be 11:00 am til time of service on Saturday.

Lottie Jean Wheeler

1940 - 2015

Lottie Jean Wheeler, 72, of Blaine, Ky. passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center.

She was born August 11, 1940 in Hode, Ky. a daughter of the late John C. and Exie Mae Osborne Mollette. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, her husband, Earl Wheeler;  sisters, Barbara Ratliff, Geneva Holshule, and Sadie Hashman; brothers, Alfonso Mollette, Homer Mollette and Carlos L. Mollette.

Survivors include, sisters, Mae Alley of Hode, Ky.; Corrine (Lionelle) Fletcher of Hode, Ky.; Erma Sue (Buddy) Moore of Blaine, Ky.; brother, Chester Mollette of West Liberty, Ky..

Graveside service will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Wheeler Cemetery, Brushy, Ky. with Bro. Curtis Marcum officiating.

Visitation will be 5:00 til 9:00 PM Wednesday at Young Funeral Home.

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. 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.