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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.

Brenda Kay Branham

1962 - 2015

Brenda Kay Branham, 53, of Ashland, Ky. passed away February 16, 2015 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

She was born January 31, 1962 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of Ruby Cole Vance and the late Sheridan Frazier. She was a homemaker and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Frazier, Ernest Frazier and Billy Joe Frazier.

Survivors include, her husband, Luther Branham of Ashland, Ky.; Mother, Ruby Vance; daughters, Alisha Robertson of Ashland, Ky.; Crystal Robertson of Ashland, Ky.; son, Steven Robertson of Ashland, Ky.; brothers, Bobby Lynn Frazier, Tony Frazier, and Gary Frazier; 11 Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Thursday, February 19, 2015 at New Friendship Baptist Church with Bo Jay Branham officiating. Burial will follow at the Frazier Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Wednesday at New Friendship Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Young Funeral Home Inc. 201 W. Main Street Louisa, Ky. 41230

Sigrid Ehle Hughes

1939 - 2015

Sigrid Ehle Hughes, 75, recently of Beckley, West Virginia, died February 15, 2015.

A native of Darmstadt, Germany, she was born on July 3, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Friedrich and Elsa Ehle.  In 1959, Mrs. Hughes married Hershel L. “Lee” Hughes.  During his military career, they lived several places across the United States and Germany.  In 1974, they settled in Louisa, Kentucky.  She and her husband raised a large flower and vegetable garden out on Route 32 year after year.  Mrs. Hughes especially loved to cook German food for her children and grandchildren. 

Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Lee Hughes; her brother, Helmut Ehle, and her sisters, Erika Stahl and Ilsa Ehle.  She is survived by her two children, a son, Stefan Richard “Rick” Hughes (Stacey) of Bowling Green, Kentucky and a daughter, Tanya Ford (Scott) of Oak Hill, West Virginia, and four grandchildren, Ryan Hughes, Elise Hughes, Blake Ford and (soon-to-be) Brooke Ford.  She is also survived by a sister, Gerlinde Sauer and a brother, Gerd Ehle, both of Darmstadt, Germany; her mother-in-law, Eula Hughes of Fallsburg, Kentucky; a brother-in-law, Eldred Hughes of Louisa, sisters-in-law, Francis “Fannie” Spyers of Gahanna, Ohio, Phyllis “Sis” Kline of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Joan Frazier of Rush, Kentucky, Debbie Perkins of Columbus, Ohio and several nieces, nephews and family members.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday Feb. 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hughes officiating. Entombment will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 11:00 am Thursday and until time of services at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Glenn Edward Gartin

1944 - 2015

Glenn Edward Gartin, 70, of Fort Gay, WV went to be with the Lord on Saturday Feb. 14, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.

Glenn was born July 27, 1944 at Ranger, WV the son of the late Charles Franklin and Maudie McNely Gartin. He was a coal miner and sawmill worker and member of the Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters Eva Prince (Jerry) of Crum, WV, Diane Snodgrass (Clifford Sartin) of Pikeville, KY Glenna Marie Rogers also of Pikeville, KY and Karen Sue James (Tommy) of Louisa, KY. 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday Feb. 17 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Brother Bill Davis and Bro. Elmo Canterbury officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa, KY.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Julia N. Moore

1934 - 2015

Julia N. Moore, 80, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at her home.

She was born March 22, 1934 in Nats Creek, Ky. a daughter of the late Cecil and Margie Ratliff Cochran. She was a retired School Bus Driver for Hamilton Township Schools, she was a member of Garden of Hope Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Ray Moore whom passed away in 1986; one son, Brian Moore.

Survivors include, two daughters, Brenda Ray (Kenny) Tussey of Louisa, Ky.; Linda Kay Martin (Bill) of Columbus, Ohio; son, Douglas Moore of Lockbourne, Ohio; brother, Gary (Judy) Cochran of Hager Hill, Ky.; half sisters, Elaine Wilkerson, Patricia Reffet and Pam Adams; step sisters, Juanita Banks, Veleta Lemaster and Nawathy Honeycut; step brothers, Tom Kestner, Ashley Kestner, and Mose Kestner; daughter in law, Cindy Moore of Ohio; 3 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, February 20, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 pm Wednesday and 2:00 til 8:00 pm Thursday at Young Funeral Home.

Billie Gene Adams 

1935 - 2015

Billie Gene Adams, “The Mayor of Ulysses”, went to be with the Lord on Saturday February 14, 2014 at his home in Ulysses, KY.

Billie was born October 31, 1935 in Ulysses, the son of the late Fed M. and Hazel Charles Adams. He was a former factory worker for the Grinding Wheel at Tipton, Ohio and a member of the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church and an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan since 1959.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years Dottie Bryant Adams, a daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Thomas Daniels of Paintsville, KY; a son and daughter-in-law Billy and Mary Adams Jr. of Ulysses, KY; a special daughter Sharon Dellinger “Kirk” Coakley also of Ulysses, KY; two grandchildren Jamie Lee Adams and wife Amanda and Alexandria Maria Wireman and Fiancé Alex Adams; two great grandchildren Colin Wade Adams and Jase Easton Adams; a step granddaughter Whitney “Sam” Harner, and step great grandchildren Jordan Maxie, Melanie Harner, and Thomas Harner.  

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday Feb. 18 at 2:00 pm at the Walnut Grove FWB Church with Revs. Jim Bevins, Jimmy Vanhoose, Willie Gene Hayes, Larry Smith, and Wayne Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Liss Bryant Cemetery at Louisa, KY.

Friends may call 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday Feb. 16 and 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Tuesday Feb. 17 at the Walnut Grove FWB Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Arville Spears

1922 - 2015

Our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and Friend, Arville Spears, 92, of Fort Gay, WV, went home to be with Our Lord and Savior and the Love of his life, Irene, Friday, February 13th at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY. 

As the owner of The Kiddie Korner for 48 years he was a huge part of the lives of the school children of Fort Gay.  He was a member of The Fort Gay United Methodist Church.  Psalm 116:15  says “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  Arville was truly a saint and will be missed by many.

He was born July 16, 1922, to Garland and Gussie Wellman Spears.

He leaves behind his beloved daughter, Nancy and Mont Wheeler whom he considered a son, of Louisa, KY. Grandson David and Tracy Wheeler, of Catlettsburg, KY and Great Grandaughters Taylor and Savannah Wheeler  who were the lights of his life.  

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Campbell and Dolly Rose.

Visitation will be Sunday, from  5-9 and  a celebration of his life will take place Monday at 11 am at Young's Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. The family request donations be made to The Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland, KY in lieu of flowers.

Joan Judd

1957 - 2015

Joan Judd, 57, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at The Jordan Center in Louisa, Ky.

She was born March 31, 1957 in Genoa, W.V., a daughter of Ethel Rowe Jackson and the late Leonard Jackson. She was a retired operations manager for Holiday Retirement, she attended Smokey Valley Church.

Survivors include, her loving husband, James Judd of Louisa, Ky.; mother, Ethel Jackson of Fort Gay, W.V.; children, Misty Lilley of Morehead, Ky.; David Webb of Chesapeake, Ohio; Patrick Boggs of Louisa, Ky.; Jami Hawari of Deerborne, Mich.; James Judd of Deerborne, Mich.; sisters, Toni Shinn of Louisa, Ky.; Dale Bailey of Huntington, W.V.; Theresa Hostetter of Fort Gay, W.V.; Darlene Daniels of Louisa, Ky.; brothers, Tom Jackson of Louisa, Ky.; Tim Jackson of Charlie, Ky.; 11 Grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 til 9:00 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bobby Chaffin officiating, with a church service beginning at 7:00 pm, refreshments immediately following.

Henry R. “Sam” Creech

1938 - 2015

Henry R. “Sam” Creech 76 of Mazie, KY passed away Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015 at his home following a brief illness

Sam was born Nov. 10, 1938 at Mazie, KY the son of the late Lonnie and Virgie Frazier Creech. He was a retired from Inco Alloy and was of the Christian Faith. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Lowell Creech and a niece Stephanie Creech. 

Survivors include his loving wife Willadene Bailey Creech, a brother Lonnie Paul Creech and wife Joann of Blaine, KY and a sister-in-law Mary Creech also of Blaine, KY; and many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday Feb. 14th at 2:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Don Smith and Lenny Wheeler ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa, KY.

Friends may call from noon Saturday until time of services at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers family suggest donations be made to the Blaine Food Bank c/o Rachel Wheeler 875 Highway 469 Martha, KY 41159

Mildred "Mickey" Campbell

1939 - 2015

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness"

Mildred "Mickey" Campbell, 75, wife of Mack Campbell of Fort Gay, WV received her crown on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015  at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House surrounded by her loving  family. 

Mickey was born on September 12, 1939  at Fort Gay, West Virginia,a daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca Lynch Raines.  She was preceded in death by brothers James Burlyn, Jack and Revs. Grant and Bromley Raines and sisters Dorothy Jackson, Nancy Jackson, Roberta Young and Helen Collins.  Mickey was retired from Wayne County Schools as a cook at her beloved Prichard Elementary where the students knew her as "Cook Mickey" 

She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years Mack Campbell.  Additional survivors include four daughters:  Debbie and Daniel Russell of Wayne,WV; Brenda and Clifford Thompson of Louisa, KY; Patty and Mike Thompson of Fort Gay, WV; Janey Campbell of Fort Gay, WV and son, Tim Campbell of Fort Gay; a special nephew who is more than a brother, Jim Collins of Fort Gay, WV.  She was the loving mammam of granddaughters Rebecca and Del Crum and Brittany and JP Midkiff of Crum, WV.  The light of her life are her four great grandchildren:  Hunter and Cody Crum and Abby and Ally Midkiff.  She is also survived by scores of nieces and nephews. 

Mickey was a longtime member of Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years to countless children.  She loved to camp and will be missed by her camping buddies.  Mickey was an excellent cook providing comfort to all who knew her through her food. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at 11:00  a.m. at  Salt Petre Christian Baptist Church by the Rev. Del Crum and Pastors Richard Maynard and Chris Wilson.  Burial will follow at the Campbell Family Cemetery  at Fort Gay.

Friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Wilson Funeral in Louisa, Ky from 6-9 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Lori  Chapman 

1957 - 2015

Lori Eileen Chambers 57 of Louisa, Ky passed away in Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland, Ky on Monday, Feb. 09, 2015

Lori was born December 10, 1957 in Toledo,  Ohio the daughter of the late William R. And Alma Fugate Chambers of Louisa, Ky. She was a retired IT Technician and home maker.

She was preceded in death by one brother Gene T. (Jack) Chambers and two sisters, Lenora Chambers (Nick) Compton of Weston, Wv, and Brenda Chambers ( Buck ) Blankenship of Louisa, Ky.

Lori is survived by six sisters, Betty Chambers Lemaster of Ashville, Ohio, Barbara Chambers of Louisa, Ky, Carol Chambers ( Ed ) Cyrus of Huntington, Wv, Sheila Chambers ( Jeff ) Lambert of Sandy Hook, Ky, Barbie Mills of Louisa, Ky, Jennifer Miller of Fairfield, Ohio and Valerie Crace Johnson of Marmet, Wv. 

Five brothers, Billy R. Chambers of Trona, Ca, Phillip Chambers of Johnson City, Tn, Larry Chambers of South Point, Ohio, Homer Chambers of San Bernardino,  Ca, Johnny Ratliff and Ronnie Ratliff of Louisa, Ky and Michel Crace of Toledo, A very special granddaughter, Emily Alexander of Ashland, Ky. Several nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services were held on Friday, Feb, 13, 2015 at Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

Robert Martin “Marty” James 

1966 - 2015

Robert Martin “Marty” James 48 of Blaine, Kentucky passed away Sunday Feb. 8, 2015 following a tragic accident.

Marty was born June 27, 1966 at Louisa, Kentucky the son of Janet Ferguson Richards and the late Marty Vaughn. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents Ray and Betsy Blankenship Ferguson and also his Paternal Grandparents Dr. James Vaughan and Betty Vaughan.

Survivors include his son Hunter James, granddaughter Lynden James, and his mother Janet Ferguson Richards.

Memorial Service honoring Marty’s life will be Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the First Baptist Church in Louisa, KY. Anyone who wishes to share a sweet thought or memory of Marty will need to check with Bro. Chuck Price or Bro. Ed Austin who will be officiating the service.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Wayne Dillon

1947 - 2015

Wayne Dillon, age 68, passed away unexpectedly February 4, 2015.

Born January 19, 1947 in Lawrence Cty, KY to the late Mont and Laura Dillon. He is preceded in death by wife, Judy and brother, Ronnie.

He is survived by son, Larry Dillon; daughter, Angela (Doug) Greer; siblings, Clarice (James) Warner, Powers (Stella) Dillon, and Ivan Dillon (Charlotte); grandchildren, Quintin and Annadawn Neff; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 9 from 5 to 8 pm at O. R. WOODYARD CO. SOUTH CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Columbus.

An overnight wake will take place Tuesday evening at New Friendship United Baptist Church in Louisa, KY, from 3 pm until the time of service on Wednesday 10  am. Pastor John Goble.  Interment Pope - Kirk Cemetery.

Athelene Williamson Robertson

1950 - 2015

Athelene Williamson Robertson, 64, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. She was born August 16, 1950 in Williamson, W.V. a daughter of the late Dan and Thelma Carol Williamson. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sons, Vernon Robertson, and James Robertson; daughter, Bernice Bartram;brothers, David Williamson and Gary Williamson.

Survivors include, her loving husband, Vernon Lee Robertson of Fort Gay, W.V.; sons, Rodney Keith (Diane) Robertson, Emmanuel Ray Robertson all of Fort Gay, W.V.; Robert William (Jamie) Robertson of Louisa, Ky.; daughters, Teresa Ann Clay, Rachek Lynn (Donnie) Sublett all of Fort Gay, W.V.; Doris Jean (Homer) Hale of Louisa, Ky.; Fanny Robertson and Polly Edna Robertson both of Fort Gay, W.V.; brother, Danny Kieth (Connie) Williamson; sisters, Debbie Thompson, Phyllis (Elmer) Webb, Angie (Ira) Ratcliff, Rhonda Williamson, and Sharon (Jerry) Ratcliff; a host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 am Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Oak Grove Church with Luther Dingess, Roger Watts, Mack Ray Cyrus and Tom Kitts officiating. Burial will follow at the James Robertson Cemetery, Fort Gay. Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Friday and after 4:00 pm Saturday at Oak Grove Church.

Wayne A. Jones

1938 - 2015

Wayne A. Jones, 76, of Louisa, Ky. died February 4, 2015 at his home. His devotionto his family and his firm beliefs supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. 

He was born October 4, 1938 at Potters, Ky. son of the late J.E. Jones and Louvada K. Jones. He served and retired from the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Lee Jones and his son, James (Stacy) Jones of Burnaugh, Ky.. His beloved grandchildren, Chayse and Bree Jones of Burnaugh, Ky.. Four sisters, Laura Jane (Paul Fred) Moore of Louisa, Ky.. Clara (William) Elkins II. Mary Lynn (John) Hogston of Flatwoods, Ky.. Sandra (Larry) Larson of Manistee, Michigan.

Friends may call at Young Funeral Home from 6:00 til 9:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2015.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday at First Baptist Church of Louisa with Pastor Chuck Price and Pastor Mike Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

 

Steven Michael Vanhoose

1981 - 2015

Steven Michael Vanhoose, 33, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015 due to a tragic automobile accident. Steven was born September 10, 1981 in Huntington, W.V. a son of Everett Ray and Rose Meade Vanhoose. He was a laborer for Special Metals. Steven was preceded in death by his sister, Tonya Renee Vanhoose. 

Survivors include, his parents, Everett and Rose Vanhoose of Fort Gay, W.V.; A very very special brother, Troy Vanhoose of Fort Gay, W.V.; fiance, Sarah Hamlin of Fort Gay, W.V.; son, Jason Michael Vanhoose of Fort Gay, W.V.; step son, Eli Hamlin also of Fort Gay, W.V..

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow at the Fort Gay Cemetery.

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