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Lawrence C. Copley

1930 - 2015

Lawrence C. Copley, 84, of Crum, W.V. passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

He was born September 18, 1930 in Myrtle, WV. a son of the late Lawrence C. and Nancy Ann Williamson Copley. He was a heavy equipment operator and was a born again Christian.

Survivors include, his loving wife of 61 years, Ernestine Crum Copley of Crum, WV.; two daughters, Diana (Larry) Bowen of Dunlow, W.V.; Brenda Carol Muncy of Crum, W.V.; son, James Kenneth (Earlene) Copley of Crum, W.V.; grandchildren, Joe (Sheila) Bowen of Fort Gay, WV.; Michelle Bowen of Charleston, SC.; Stephanie (Dave) Copley of Stepptown, WV.; Aaliaha Rose Copley of Crum, W.V. Also, Great Grandchildren; Elizabeth Brooke Bowen, Joey Bowen, Josh Bowen, Brianna Lucas and Hailey Lucas.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Copley's Green Pastures, Crum, WV. with Evangelist Teddy Preston and Rev. Pamela Waller officiating. 

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Wednesday at Young Funeral Home.

Raymond Davis

1930 - 2015

Raymond Davis, 85, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Raymond was born March 24, 1930 in Pilgrim, Kentucky a son of the late Ked and Jessie Fitzpatrick Davis. He retired with 36 years of service at the Mountaineer Gas Company, he was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers; Junior, Jimmy, and Calvin,  three sisters; Leland, Gaye, and Patsy.

Survivors include, his loving wife of 61 years, Emily Faye Davis of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Lionel Lee Davis of Louisa, Ky.; daughters, Cheryl (Teddy) McCoy of Lenore, WV; Dianna L. (Jerry) Colegrove also of Lenore, WV; Teresa Brown of Prestonsburg,, Ky.; sisters, Linda Anderson of Columbus, Ohio; Judy Davis of Flatwoods, Ky.; 12 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great Grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tom Harding officiating. Burial will follow at the Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Tuesday at Young Funeral Home.

Lanny Barker

1957 - 2015

Lanny Barker 57 of Blaine, KY passed away Thursday April 16, 2015.

Lanny was born July 9, 1957 at Louisa, the son of the late William Richard and Edith Wheeler Barker. He was a maintance supervisor at Three Rivers Medical center and of the Bapist Faith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son Curtis Barker.

Survivors include his wife Robin West Barker; a son Jeffrey Barker of Allen, Texas, a step son Mark West of Blaine, KY and a step daughter Karri Ross also of Blaine; 10 grandchildren Hailee Pannell, Bayli Barker, Jacoby Ross, Mark West, Gabriel Barker, Caleb Barker, Dylan Barker, Marlee West, Mason West, and Noah Barker; two sisters Donna Gillium and Joann Roberts both of Louisa and a brother Danny Barker also of Louisa.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday April 21 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osborne, Rev. Lenny Wheeler, and Bro. Chris Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Thelma Graham Wellman

1925 - 2015

Thelma Graham Wellman, 89, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

She was born October 19, 1925 in Louisa, Ky , a daughter of the late Hobart and Jessie Moore Graham. Thelma was a cherished mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She was a homemaker, and a long standing member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a proud member of their Choir. Thelma and her husband Donald ran a reupholster shop in Louisa for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wellman and son, Michael Wellman.

Survivors include, sons, Jerry (Barbara) Wellman of Phoenix, AR; David Wellman of Georgetown, Ky.; daughter, Vickie (Archie) Adkins of Zelda, Ky.; brothers, Claude Graham of Dayton, Ohio; Bill Graham of Florida; sister, Peggy Kauffman of Dayton, Ohio; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Davis and Michael Wellman officiating. Burial will follow at the Wellman Cemetery, Salt Petre, WV.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 8:00 pm Friday at Young Funeral Home.

Lewis Workman Jr. 

1937 - 2015

Lewis Workman Jr. 78, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.

Lewis was born February 25, 1937 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Lewis and Frances Dunn Workman Sr. He was a retired steel worker.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Nevoynne Bowen Workman of Louisa, Ky.; daughter, Connie Workman of Louisa, Ky.; sons, Robert (Pam) Workman of Marion, Ohio; Michael (Connie) Workman of Marion, Ohio; Bruce(Karen) Workman of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Don Workman of Richwood, Ohio; Danny Joe Workman of Fallsburg, Ky.; Gary Gene Workman of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Grace Rice of of Sica, Ky.; Linda Puskus of Louisa, Ky.; Ruth Ann Ball of Columbus, Ohio; 9 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, April 17, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Stepp officiating. Burial will follow at the Workman Cemetery, Louisa, KY. 

Visitation will be 6:00 til 8:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Stephen L. Park

1948 - 2015

Stephen L. Park, 66, of Columbus, Ohio passed away Sunday April 12, 2015 at his home.

Stephen was born June 29, 1948 at Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Robert and Bernice Master Park. He was a retired Buckeye Steel employee, and served in the United States Navy during Viet Nam.

Survivors include his loving wife Linda Ross Park, a son Jeffery Stephen Park also of Columbus, Ohio, grandson Drake Hysell-Park; a sister Judy Park and a brother William Park.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Ross officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ross Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday April 14 at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Willard A. May 

1951 - 2015

Willard A. May 63 of Louisa, KY passed away Monday April 13, 2015 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Willard was born July 26, 1951 at Matewan, WV the son of the late Ben and Zummer Jewell May. He was a disabled coal miner and member of the Richardson Chapel Church. In addition to his parents Willard is preceded in death by two sons Matthew Douglas and Walter Benjamin May.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years Junenell Preston May, three sons Richard (Wanda) May, Stephen Ray (Judy) May all of Louisa; and Willard Curtis (Rebecca) May of Lawrenceburge, TN; a sister Madalane (Don) Baldwin of Louisville, KY and a brother Richard (Janie) May of WV; 8 grandchildren Cody, Ritchie, Whitney, Stephanie, Halee, Kacie, Matthew; three sister-in-laws Annie (Brad) Dutton, Louella (James) Stepp, Mickey (William) Rose.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday April 15th at 2:00 pm at the Richardson Chapel Church with Bro. Brad Dutton and Bro. Tommy Meade officiating. Burial will follow in the Laney Cemetery at Nats Creek, KY.

Friends may call after 2:00 pm Tuesday at the Richardson Chapel Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Marie Frazier

1940 - 2015

Marie Frazier, 75, of Moyock, NC passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Moyock, NC.

She was born January 31, 1940 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of the late Alvis and Ethel Fitzpatrick Maynard. She was a homemaker and was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Z. Frazier.

Survivors include, two daughters, Diana (Bret) Arnold of Moyock, NC; Sharon (Kevin) Barlow of Moyock, NC; one son, Joe (Teresa Fyffe) of Louisa, KY.; three sisters, Betty Horn of Louisa, Ky.; Shirley Whitting of Jackson, Ohio; Hazelene Harrison of Grove City, Ohio; two grandchildren, Sharon Calderon and Cole Barlow both of Moyock, NC..

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday, April 13, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Frazier Cemetery, Clifford, Ky.

Visitation will be 5:00 til 8:00 PM Sunday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Myrtle Marie Wells

1934 - 2015

Myrtle Marie Wells, 81, of Blaine, Ky. passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home.

She was born January 6,1934 in Blaine, Ky. a daughter of the late Oakie and Gretta Boggs McDowell. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Wells; two sons, Larry C. Wells and Brian V. Wells; grandson, Ryan Steven Wells; brothers, Burl McDowell, Meryl McDowell and Larry McDowell.

Survivors include daughter, Carolyn Wells of Blaine, Ky.; son, Glen C. (Patricia Howard) Wells of Blaine, Ky.; sister, Joann Creech of Blaine, Ky.; Betty Hickman of Charlie, Ky.; brothers, Earl McDowell of Blaine, Ky.; Gary McDowell of Ohio; grandchildren, Lisa Lyons of Ashland, Ky.; Larry Matthew Wells of Blaine, Ky.; Briana Adkins of Louisa, Ky.; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Julia, Braxton, Ryan, Destiny, Timothy, Alexis, Logan and Clara.

Graveside service will be conducted 2:00 pm Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Wells & Williams Cemetery, Cains Creek, Blaine, Ky.  

Visitation will be held 6:00 til 9:00 PM Sunday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Jean Preston Perry

1928 - 2015

Jean Perry copyJean Preston Perry, 86, of Fort Gay WV went home to be with the Lord on April 10th, 2015 at the Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.

Jean was born June 5th, 1928, the daughter of the late Norman C. and Leta Jarrell Preston. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Walter A. Perry in 2002. Also preceding her in death a daughter-in-law Helen Holt Perry, four sisters, Mabel, Dell, and Elizabeth Preston, her twin sister Anita Porter and three brothers Lawrence, Frank and John Preston.

Jean was a lifelong member of Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Church Secretary for many years. She loved gardening, canning and working in her flowers. She was an avid UK basketball fan and enjoyed watching her wildcats play.


Those left here to cherish her memory is her daughter Norma (Bob) Chiarenzelli of Paragould AR, six sons, Mile Perry of Paragould AR, Tony (Marilyn) Perry of Prichard, WV, Randy (Lisa) Perry of Huntington, WV, Herb (Harriet) Perry of Fort Gay, WV, Dennis (Rhonda) Perry of Wayne, WV, and Loren (Tracy) Perry of Fort Gay, WV. Two sisters, Louise (Albert J) Perry of Wheat Ridge CO and Wilma (Max) Wetherall of Barboursville, WV. Also 14 Grandchildren, Robbie and Evan Chiarenzelli, Kelly Perry, Seth Perry, Megan Adkins, Amy Coble, Heather Perry, Rachel Mullin, Emily Crawford, Madison Mills, Lauren and Ethan Perry, Corey and Chase Perry. Thirteen great grandchildren, Mike, Devon, and Sheldon Bruetsch, Killian, Ronan, Delaney, Rory, and Fiona Mullin, Madden and Jovie Coble, Matthew and Audrey Crawford and Cameron Adkins.

The Family would especially like to thank the nurses, CNA's and all the staff at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their professionalism, care and love that they showed Mom and all our family during her stay there. Your caring and kindness will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Old Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Howell officiating. Burial will follow at the Perry Cemetery on Hampton Ridge, Genoa WV

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Saturday at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, KY.

James Davis

1944 - 2015

James Davis, 71, of Flatwoods, Ky. passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his home.

He was born March 10, 1944 in Warfield, Ky. a son of the late Ked and Jess Fitzpatrick Davis. He was a retired steel worker for AK Steel and was a United States Navy Veteran, he was a member of the Living Stone Church, Cannonsburg, Ky.. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Davis Collett; son, Jeffery Todd Davis; brothers, Calvin Davis and Jr. Davis; sister, Gaye Lussier.

Survivors include, his first wife, Joann Davis of Flatwoods, Ky.; sons, James Davis Jr.; Michael O'Neal of Flatwoods, Ky.; brother, Raymond Davis of Louisa, Ky.; sisters, Linda Anderson of Col. Ohio.; Patricia Shipman of Col. Ohio; Judy Davis of Flatwoods, Ky.; Grandchildren, Britta Erwin of Delaware, Ohio; Kryston Davis of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Great-Grandchildren, Elijah and Noelle Erwin both of Delaware, Ohio; Laila Turnere of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Lemaster Cemetery, Clifford, Ky.

Visitation will be held 5:00 til 8:00 pm Tuesday at Young Funeral Home.

Fate “Bud” Anderson 

1941 - 2015

Fate “Bud” Anderson 74 of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday April 5, 2015 at Kings Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness.

Bud was born Jan. 8, 1941 at Haysi, VA the son of the late Richard Harry and Ellen Stilner Anderson. He was a retired highway construction worker.

Survivors include his loving wife Linda Scott Anderson, two daughters Lisa (Jerry) Church and Darlene (Hager) Hackney both of Louisa; two sons Gregory (Elisa) Anderson of Paintsville, KY and Richard (Shannon ) Anderson of Blaine, KY; a sister Nancy Lee Cook of Sterling Heights, MI; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren and several half brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday April 9 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 4:00 pm Wednesday April 8 at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Julia "Bill" Hall Burke

1921 - 2015

Julia "Bill" Hall Burke went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Julia was born on March 9th, 1921 at Fuller, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Rufus Hall and Rebecca Mounts Hall. Julia dedicated her life to the Lord as a young girl and continued to serve Him throughout her life.

Julia met her life-long partner Charles William Burke and they were married on November 4, 1939. They spent fifty-four years together working for the Lord, ministering in song. They sang until her husband went to be with the Lord in 1993. Julia continued her work for the Lord by singing with her brother Lewis and with her daughters right up until her death.

Julia and Charles are the proud parents of six children that they instilled high morals and values in as well as hard-work ethics -- five daughters: Judith Dale Pittman of Louisa, Kentucky; Linda Lou Savage (Jack) of Louisa, Kentucky; Betty Hardin Bartram of Fort Gay, West Virginia; Melissa Kay Holbrook (Allen) of Louisa, Kentucky; FaDana Hazelett (Carl) of Louisa, Kentucky. One son: Walter Maxwell Burke (Betty) of Amlin, Ohio.

On any given day, the gleam in Julia's eyes and the broad smile on her face could be attributed to her seventeen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was a devoted "MaMaw". She thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren at her side. Her eyes would light up when they came in the room to see her.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, husband and all of her siblings. In addition to her immediate family, Julia leaves behind for a short time many nieces, nephews and friends to carry on her legacy.

As written by her granddaughter Terriska, "Mamaw led by example, but her own humility wouldn't allow her to realize the true impact she had on me and I am sure many others. I learned unconditional love, tolerance, loyalty, patience, how to be humble and how to be grateful for the most important things in life. The small seemingly unimportant things are truly the greatest gifts in life and so many people overlook them, but she didn't. I learned to not overlook them by watching her. She left this world the way she lived in this world ... with grace and eloquence." This perfectly describes our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother. We will forever cherish the many wonderful memories we have of her.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Kentucky, Brother Keith Workman will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Burke Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, April 6, 2015 at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Kentucky from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Brenda Darlene Weaver

1957 - 2015

Brenda Darlene Weaver, 57, of Fort Gay, WV formerly of Philippi, WV passed away Wednesday April 1, 2015 at the Three Rivers Medical Center following a brief illness.

Brenda was born Oct. 7, 1957 at Philippi, WV the daughter of Sam and Emma Jean Strawderman Moore. She was a homemaker. 

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband Paul Weaver of Fort Gay, WV; a daughter Corissa Weaver also of Fort Gay; two sons Kevin and Scott Weaver both of Fort Gay, a sister Sandra Gribble of Philippi and a brother Larry Moore also of Philippi, WV; two grandchildren Aleah and Bradyn Weaver.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 4, at 1:00 pm at the Nesterville United Methodist Church at Philippi, WV with Rev. Bill Lanham officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery at Tacy, WV.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY and from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday at the Nesterville United Methodist Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

Claude West

1935 - 2015

Claude West 79 of Blaine, KY passed away Thursday  March 26, 2015 at his home following a long illness.

Claude was born Dec. 15, 1935 at Martha, KY the son of the late Noah and Mertie Ferguson West. He worked in construction and loved to farm. In addition to his parents Claude was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Arrington West who died in 1999

Survivors include a daughter Robin Barker and husband Lanny of Blaine, KY and a son Rocky West of Williamson, KY; six brothers James West, Gene West, Floyd “Buck” West, Don West, Paul West, and Eddie West; four sisters Edith Walker, Leatrice Kelly, Lana Wright, and Josephine Perry; 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 step grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday March 30, at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Ledgel Ferguson, Bro. Mike Roberts, Bro. Wes Kingsmore officiating. Burial will follow in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, KY.

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

Richard Dwayne Thomas 

1961 - 2015

Richard Dwayne Thomas, 54, of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 31, 2015 following a brief illness.

Richard was born March 10, 1961 at Everett, Washington the son of Sharon Childers Thomas and the late Harold Thomas. He was a Quality Assurance Supervisor and member of the Catalpa FWB Church.

Survivors in addition to his mother are his wife Rebecca Templin Thomas, two sons Richard Dwayne Thomas II and wife Katrina also of Louisa, and Jonathan Scott Thomas and wife Shelby of Grayson, KY; three brothers Harold Thomas of Walkerton, IN, Kenneth Dale Thomas and Brian Lee Thomas both of Louisa, a grandson Hayden Nathaniel Thomas; and an aunt Faye Grevenstuk.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday April 4, at 2:00 pm at the Catalpa FWB Church with Rev. Mike Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday at the Catalpa FWB Church.

Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

   

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.