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Edward Newman Roberts

1934 - 2013

Edward Newman Roberts, age 79, of Louisa, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2012.  He was born on January 6, 1934, a son of the late Ercell and Ada Mae Clay Roberts.  Newman was the dedicated and loving husband of Toby Compton Roberts for 57 years.  They were married on April 2, 1955 in Vanceburg, Kentucky. 

Newman was a master of lots of trades including a journeyman, master plumber and carpenter.  His hobbies included building birdhouses, cabinets and many types of furniture that can be found in use in all his family’s homes.  Newman was never without an idea for a new project and his family and friends would profess he could repair anything that needed fixing.  He considered one of his greatest accomplishments plumbing and wiring a large log cabin for his nephew, Jack Compton.  It gave him great joy looking back on the work he did on that cabin and seeing what he created with his own hands.

Newman retired from Calgon Carbon’s Big Sandy Plant after 23 years of service in the maintenance department.

Newman loved being at home, watching Law & Order, eating peanut butter on Town House crackers with caffeine-free diet Pepsi.  The love for his home showed in his diligent work in maintaining the house and grounds surrounding his Watermelon Hill home where he lived for over 36 years.  His passion was raising a large garden and flowers during the summer.  He was a quiet, loving family man and from time to time enjoyed getting a joke on his grandchildren and especially his wife.  He was known as ‘Paw’ to his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was fondly referred to as ‘Paw Newman.’ 

Most of all, Newman loved the Lord.  He worked tirelessly for many months on helping build the Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church and after the church was completed he continued as a faithful worshiper and member since its organization in 2001.  In 2010 the church made him an Honorary Deacon.  His recent illness kept him from attending Sunday School and church services as much as he wanted.  In the past he was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 38 years.  He was also a Kentucky Colonel. 

Survivors include his wife, Toby Ann Compton Roberts; three daughters, Robin (Karl) Adkins of Louisa, Kim (Rick) Chaffins of Louisa, and Suzie (Jamie) Harlan of Nashville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Annie Adkins (John) Johnson, of Ashland, KY, Aaron (Laura Beth) Adkins of Lexington, KY, Michael Akers, Adam Chaffins, Joey Harlan and Jesse Harlan, all from Nashville, TN;  two brothers, Jack (Mary) Roberts and Lofton (Vera) Roberts; and one sister Mona (Ross) Chaffin.  He is preceded in death by is brothers Ralph Roberts and Bill Roberts.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 to 9:00 at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, Ky.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 27th, at 11:00 a.m.  His grandsons will serve as pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers will be all the men, young and old, who worshiped with him at the Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the building fund of Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church, Louisa, Kentucky.

Online condolences can be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Darrell Gartin

1946 - 2013

Darrell Gartin, age 66, of Fort Gay, WV died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Cornerstone Hospital Huntington, WV.  Darrell was born November 10, 1946 in Ranger, WV. He is the son of the late Charles Frank and the late Maudie May (McNeely) Gartin.

He was a coal truck driver.

He is survived by two sisters; Bonnie L. Boggs of UT, Faye Sparks of FL and four brothers; Harrison D. Gartin of Louisa, KY, Glen E. Gartin of Fort Gay, WV, Allen Gartin of Fallsburg, KY, Danny R. Gartin of Louisa, KY;

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26 at Wilson Funeral Home Inc., 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY with Bro. Elmo Canterbury officiating.  Burial will be in Hewlett Cemetery, Fallsburg, Ky

Calling hours will be Friday, January 25 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home Inc., 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY.

Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Virginia Waller Palmer

1920 - 2013

Virginia Waller Palmer, 92, of Barboursville, W.Va. passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. She was born June 9, 1920 in Lawrence County Kentucky. She was the last surviving child of the late Dennie and Myrtle Adkins Waller. She was a retired credit investigator for Liberty Bank.

She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
 

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Preston officiating. Burial will follow at Pinehill Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM til time of service, Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Jackie Ray

1961 - 2013

Jackie Ray, age 51, of Louisa died Monday, January 21, 2013 at Community Hospice Care Center of Ashland, KY.  Jackie was born May 22, 1961 in Louisa, KY. She is the daughter of the late Randall Doc and the late Wanda Lee (Hammond) Smith.  She was preceded in death by her husband Byron Ray. 

She was a Homemaker. 

She is survived by two daughters: April Dawn Meade of Kermit, WV, LeeAnn Zeek of Louisa, KY., son-in-law, Robert Meade; son-in-law, Josh Zeek; 3 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, January 25 at Unity Baptist Church, Blaine, KY with Bro. Ed Austin officiating.  Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, KY

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 24 after 6:00 pm.

Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Nancy Lou Harman

1952 - 2013

Nancy Lou Harman 60 of Louisa, KY passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 at her home following a sudden illness. Nancy was born July 24, 1952 in Louisa, the daughter of the late Daniel and Daphne Conley Harman. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Daniel Michael Harman. Nancy was a Pre-Trial Officier in Boyd County.

Survivors include a daughter Lourissa Harman of Louisa; a granddaughter Bela Danielle Harmon, a special grandson Stephen Lazar, two brothers Mark and Steve Harman, and an aunt Janet Stephens Ward.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 24th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday January 23rd at Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Earl Ivan Gilliland

1956 - 2013

Earl Ivan Gilliland, age 56, of Louisa, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at home in Louisa.  Earl was born May 1, 1956 in Springfield, OH. He is the son of the late Gwyn and the late Mattie (Estep) Gilliland.

He was a disabled Coal Miner.

He is survived by two sisters: Diana Robbins of Speedwell, TN, Debbie Ruggles of Marysville, OH;

Following cremation Mr. Gilliland burial will be in the Short Cemetery at Mattie, KY.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Anthony D. Thompson

1983 - 2013

Anthony D. Thompson, age 29, of Centerburg, Ohio and formerly of Fredricktown,Ohio, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at his home. He was a custom welder all of his working life and loved his job. Tony was born October 12, 1983 in Paintsville, Kentucky.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Diane (Smith) Thompson; sisters and brother, Denise (Keith) Thompson, Donna (Sam) Abu-Rayyan and Dennis (Shawn) Thompson Jr.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. Also survived by his birth  mother, Marcella Page and half brother and sisters, Sara, Cathy and Cod and friend, Debra Begin. Tony loved fishing and hunting and could be seen doing so when he had the chance. He found his peace fishing at Kokosing.

Funeral service will be held Thursday January 24, 2013 at 2 pm, viewing starts at 10 am  at Young’s Funeral Home, Louisa, Kentucky, burial will be at the Smith Cemetery, Radnor WVA  Contributions in Tony’s  memory may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for cancer research.

visit  www.schoedinger.com  to share a favorite memory of Tony

 

Larry Alley

1945 - 2013

Larry Alley age 67 of Louisa, Kentucky went to be with his Lord on Thursday January 17, 2013 following a brief illness.

Larry was born December 27, 1945 at Louisa, KY, the son of the late Lester and Mary Moore Alley. He graduated from Berea College in 1968 and received his Masters in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He taught Vocational Agriculture for many years and loved to farm. Larry served as Past President of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and served as Deacon at the First Christian Church of Louisa. He also served on the Lawrence County Extension Board, Pathways Board and was a dual member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM Louisa, KY and also Grayson, KY.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years Sarah Richards Alley, three daughters Elizabeth Alley Diamond of Mechanicsburg, OH, Ange Boatwright and husband Hubert of Tallassee, AL, and Christine Alley-Larrabee and husband Ben of Louisa, KY; a son and daughter-in-law Lester Luke Alley and wife Dr. Connie Alley of Maysville, KY, a brother Mark Alley and wife Sharon of Blacksburg, WV; ten grandchildren Shelby Diamond, Sarah-Jo Diamond, Brittany Alley, Luke Alley, Alanna Alley, Taylor Boatwright, Kyle Boatwright, Josh Boatwright, Shannon Larrabee, and Jordyn Boatwright.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Kris Langstaff. Burial will follow in the Alley Family Cemetery at North Highway 3 Louisa, KY
 

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Saturday January 19th at the Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Berea College in memory of Larry Alley at www.berea.edu/givetoberea/givenow/onetime.aspx.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Wildia “Billie” Bush 

1931 - 2013

Wildia “Billie” Bush, age 81, of Louisa, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY.  Mrs. Bush was born April 27, 1931 in Louisa, KY. a daughter of the late Bascom and the late Dora Louise (Spillman) Carter.  She was predeceased by her husband, Fayette Bush who died February 27, 1983.

She was a retired Food Administrator at Ambassador South Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio and ironed clothes for many people in Louisa for several years.

She is survived by three daughters: Vicki L. Bush of Cincinnati, OH, Fayetta R. Bush of Daytona Beach, FL, Cassandra Renee Garman of Louisa, KY;  Sister of one sister: Dorothy Preston of Louisa, KY and one brother: Morton R. Carter of MI; she also has six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Wilson Funeral Home 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY with Rev. Ric Frazier officiating.  Burial will be in Joe Carter Cemetery, Louisa, KY.

Calling hours will be Saturday, January 19 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY.

Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Joan Leslie Ray

1955 - 2013

Joan Leslie Ray, 57, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born August 14, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of the late Ralph Ray and the late Mary Wooten Meadows. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include, one daughter, Kelly (Larry) Chapman of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Christopher (Dawn) Jordan of Louisa, Ky.; 8 Grandchildren, Jordan Chapman, Aryana Chapman, James Jordan, Kristie Jordan, Kayla Rae Jordan, Isabella Handley, Tiffany White and Spencer Jordan all of Louisa, Ky.

A memorial service will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Gallup United Methodist Church.

Thelma Lee Stepp

1935 - 2013

Thelma Lee Stepp, age 77, of Louisa, died Monday, January 14, 2013 at home in Louisa.  Thelma was born October 12, 1935 in Delbarton, WV. She is the daughter of the late Edgar Wesley and the late Lacie Florence (Vinson) Moore.  She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Moore

She was a retired health caregiver.

She is survived by three daughters: Betty Johnson of Louisa, KY, Kelly Ann Brown of TN, Theresa Mccoy of TN and three sons: Lacey Fletcher of OH, Calos Fletcher of GA, Charles Mullins of Louisa, KY;  she also has eight grandchildren Nathanel, Pebbles, Amyanda, Carly, Carlos, Dustin, Mitchell, and Michael; a great grandson Cheyenne.

In keeping with her wishes she was cremated.

Burial will follow in the Johnson Cemetery Louisa, KY.

Care was entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Ilene Moore

1926 -2013

Ilene Moore, 86 years old, resided in Louisa, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center after having a short illness. She was born on October 12, 1926 at Norris, Ky. She was the daughter of both her late parents Fred Estep and Hattie (Dixon) Estep. She was preceded in death by her husband Levi Moore, her sister, Pearl Webb and her brother Clarence Estep. She worked at JJ Jordan Nursing Facility when it was first established and was a devoted mother and housewife.

She has one son, Larry D. Moore I and daughter-in-law, Loretta. Two grandchildren, Leah Curnutte (Steve) and Larry D. Moore II (Stacey), four great grandchildren, Landon, Leandra, Larry III and Lauren; five sister-in-laws, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She attended school at Norris, Ky. She was a member of Lockbourne Freewill Baptist Church, Lockbourne, Ohio.

Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn East Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday noon til 2:00 PM.

Elmer Jay Henson

1938 - 2013

 

Elmer Jay Henson, 74, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa, Ky.

He was born November 20, 1938 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Edwin and Emma Skeens Henson. He was an Ironworker and was a United Stated Army Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Bowling Henson who passed away in 2006, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Henson, Randolf Henson and George Henson; two sisters, Jean Survey and Sally Lewis.
 

Survivors include, one daughter, Armelda (George Ray) Runyon of Louisa, Ky.; two brothers, Bob Henson and Ken (Deloris) Henson both of Louisa, Ky.; five sisters, Rowena Ruth Henson, Lucy Henson, Clara Johns, Mary (Ralph) Lavarier, Linda (Bill) Slone all of Louisa, Ky.; Granddaughters, Kayla Johnson, Emily Runyon and Hailey Runyon all of Louisa, Ky., several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, January 18, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ric Frazier officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Young Funeral Home Inc. 201 W. Main St. Louisa, Ky. 41230 for funeral expenses.

Charles Sherman Endicott

1939 - 2013

Charles Sherman Endicott, 73, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his home. He was born September 6, 1939 in Fort Gay, W.Va. a son of the late Sherman and Magdalene Fluty Endicott. He was a retired laborer at Toyota, he was also a United States Air Force Veteran.

Survivors include, one son, Charles Sherman Endicott II of Sanger, Texas; one daughter, Leah Ann Davis of Suwannce GA; two brothers, Gene Endicott of Fort Gay, W.Va.; Ernest Ray Endicott of Daytona Beach, Fla.;

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 AM Sunday at Endicott Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va.

Elias Garland Moore

1932 - 2013

Elias Garland Moore, age 80, of Louisa died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Kings Daughters Medical Center of Ashland, KY.  Elias was born November 21, 1932 in Oma, WV. He is the son of the late Herbert and the late Vina (Maynard) Moore.  He was predeceased by his wife, Bessie Harmon on  02/03/2003.

He served in the Army during the the Korean war.  He was a retired United Mine Workers Coal Miner.

He is survived by three daughters: Vicky (Ronald) Scott of Versailles, KY, Debbie (Randy)  Brown of Louisa, KY, Tammy (Greg) Stepp of Louisa, KY and four sons: Garland Nelson (Marti) Moore of Louisa, KY, Timothy Elias (Abbie) Moore of Louisa, KY, Henry (Sherri) Moore of Louisa, KY, Elias Garland (Drema Lynn) Moore of Louisa, KY;  Brother of two sisters: Inez Scarbro of Fairmont, WV, Louise Hensley of Cincinnati, OH and three brothers: Donald Lee Moore of New Albany, IN, Jerry Moore of Lovely, KY, Leslie Moore of Leesburg, FL; He also has 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by his brother, Herbert Moore Jr., sister, Rebecca Moore, brother, Raymond Moore, brother, Eugene Moore.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 12 at Wilson Funeral Home 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY with Rev. Ron Burger officiating.  Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, KY

Calling hours will be Friday, January 11 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY.

Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Steven Abner Thompson

1969 - 2013

Steven Abner Thompson, 43, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Sunday, January 6, 2012 at his home. He was born August 24, 1969 in Louisa, Ky., a son of Wilma Florene Thompson and the late Lawrence Thompson. He attended New Life Outreach Church.

 Survivors include, mother, Florence Wilma Thompson of Fort Gay, W.Va.; one son, Terrence Shawn Thompson of Fallsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Madison Rachelle Thompson of Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Wilma (Tim) Cook of Fort Gay, W.Va.; two brothers, Michael Thompson of Oak Ridge, N.C.; Mark (Luann) Thompson of Louisa, Ky.;

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Gay Cemetery.

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

Kimberly Nicole Copley Riffe

1986 - 2013

Kimberly Nicole Copley Riffe, 26, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at her home. She was born August 4, 1986 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of Darlene Copley and the late Lewis Ratcliff.

Survivors include, her husband, Ferresse Riffe of Paintsville, Ky.; one son, Hayden Lee Riffe also of Paintsville, Ky.; Mother, Darlene Copley of Fort Gay, W.Va.; three sisters, Tina Copley of Jackson, Ohio; Treana Jude of Lowmansville, Ky.; Natasha Copley of Fort Gay, W.Va.; two brothers, Robert Copley and Lewis Copley both of Fort Gay, W.Va.; 4 nieces and 5 nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Webb Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Ray Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow at the Copley-Ratcliff Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va..

Visitation will be after 2:00 PM Friday at Webb Freewill Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Young Funeral Home Inc. for funeral expenses of Kimberly Copley Riffe.

Ruby Ramey

1917 - 2013

 

Ruby Ramey, 95, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland, Ohio. She was born July 7, 1917 in Fort Gay, W.Va. a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Wilson Copley. She was a housewife. In addition to her parents he was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Ramey.
 

Survivors include one daughter, Florene of Columbus, Ohio; one son Charles E. Ramey of Lucas, Ohio. 18 Grandchildren, Several Great and Great Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Copley and Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Hardwick Cemetery, Bromley Ridge.

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

Edgar Willis “Eddie Bill” Bradley

1943 - 2013

Edgar Willis “Eddie Bill” Bradley, age 69, of Louisa went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY.  Edgar was born October 15, 1943 in Colorado Springs, Co. He is the son of the late Edgar Warren and the late Marie (Nelson) Bradley.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Reneca Tarring Bradley. He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by two daughters; Emily Butler of Howard, Ohio, Melissa Bradley of South Point, Ohio and two sons; Elza Dean Bradley of FL, Billy Bradley of FL.,  Brother of one sister, Carole Sue Fugitt of Louisa, KY.,  stepdaughter, Bobbie Jo Fannin of Louisa, KY, step daughter, Debra Kise of Louisa, KY., several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Bro. Bucky Tarring on Sunday January 6th at 1:00 pm at the Meades Branch FWB Church. Burial will follow in the Bryant Cemetery at Charley, KY.

Friends may call anytime at the Meades Branch FWB Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at: www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

James Robert "Jim Bob" Hardwick

1925 - 2013

James Robert "Jim Bob" Hardwick, 87, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at his home. He was born August 14, 1925 in Fort Gay, W.Va. a son of the late Ed and Francis Crum Hardwick.

He was a retired foreman for Inco Alloys, he was a United States Amry Veteran, he was a member for 64 years of the Vinson Lodge #66 and was a past Master, he was a 33 degree of the Ancient and Accepted of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Huntington, member of El Hasa Shriners of Ashland, Ky, Order of Eastern Star Chapter # 160, past member Board of Directors of Wayne Co. Solid Waste, Past member of Fort Gay Lions Club, Member of the Fort Gay Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Ruby Osborne Hardwick of Fort Gay, W.Va.; one daughter, Gertie Francis Friend of PA.; two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ric Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. 

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 PM Monday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Xzavier T. Wayne Witham

1998 - 2013

Xzavier T. Wayne Witham, 14, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Xzavier was born on September 14,1998.

He was the dearest son of Michael Paul and Freedom Williamson of Fallsburg, Ky.. He has one loviing young sister, Jamalynn Williamson.

Xzavier is best known for his enjoyment of life and his memorable smile that has touched everyone who knew him. Xzavier was an 8th grader at Fallsburg Elementary School where he enjoyed basketball and played as number 44. He also enjoyed deer, turkey and other hunting pursuits. He loved to spend time with his friends and family riding bikes, four wheelers, vacationing, camping or spending time at the cabin. He also loved playing with his pup, Roscoe. Xzavier was there with a ready smile and a willing heart for everyone around him.

For the past 18 months Xzavier has fought a battle with a type of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. He was a very strong cancer warrior but God's will was to call him home.

Xzavier leaves behind many family and friends as he takes his journey to Heaven. Grandparents James Michael and Dedra Williamson, Fallsburg, Ky., grandparents Ted Witham, Winchester, Ky. and Linda Witham, Fallsburg, Ky., Aunt, Samantha (Tommy) Newsome, Lenore, W.Va., Aunt, Jean Johnson, Fallsburg, Ky., cousins Tyler, Alyssa, and Andrea Newsome, cousins Zachary Mobley, Dominic Stepp, Alexia Witham, Joshua Witham and Braxton Parson. A very special second family to Xzavier include Tyler Blankenship, Eric Mollett, April and Mike Sammons, and daughter Millie, and so many other wonderful family and friends who loved and were loved by Xzavier.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church with Bro. Edmond Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Williamson Family Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Friday, January 4, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and all day Saturday, January 5th at Fallsburg Tabernacle.

Eddie Lee Elliott Sr.

1957 - 2012

 

Eddie Lee Elliott Sr., 55, of Catlettsburg, Ky. passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at his home. He was born January 7, 1957 in Floyd County, Ky. a son of Betty Kidd Elliott and the late Garland Elliott. He worked in refrigeration and was self employed. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Elliott; sister, Paulette Cartmel.
 

Survivors include, wife, Connie Smith Elliott of Catlettsburg, Ky.; sons, Gregory Elliott of Flatwoods, Ky.; Eddie Elliott Jr. also of Catlettsburg, Ky.; brother, Kenneth Elliott of Catlettsburg, Ky.; one sister, Josephine Ferguson of Catlettsburg, Ky.;

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Fyfe officiating. Burial will follow at the Elliott Cemetery, Catlettsburg, Ky.

Visitation will be Friday 4:00 til 9:00 PM at Young Funeral Home.

Audrey Roberts Burgess Booth

1927, 2012

Audrey Roberts Burgess Booth, 85, of Louisa, Ky. died peacefully at Three Rivers Medical Center on December 31, 2012. She spent her final days surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born on September 23, 1927 in Aflex, Ky. to the late George and Cornis Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Quinton Burgess, Louisa, Ky., daughter Leah Burgess Davis, and brother Bobbie F. Roberts. She was a membr of the First United Methodist Church in Louisa.

Audrey was a graduate of Fort Gay High School, She was an accomplished trombonist having earned first chair in the West Virginia All State Band four consecutive years. She graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She taught Adult Education in Wayne County, W.Va. Her teaching career was filled with students who loved and respected her, and whose lives were better for having learned from her. After retiring from teaching, she was fortunate enough to travel extensively to destinations around the world.

Few are blessed with a life as filled with love and joy as Audrey. She truly loved having fun, and was never happier than when surrounded by her family and friends. Her jouful sense of humor and prolific laughter were well known by those close to her. Perhaps her greatest source of joy was caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of whom she was fiercely proud. The love of music that was such an important part of her life blossomed in the generations following her, and she took every opportunity to sing and play with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Charley Edwin Booth, one sister, Valeria Ryan, Louisa, Ky., brother Ron Roberts, Ft. Gay. W.Va., son Jeff Burgess (Kathy), Lexington, Ky., daughter Jane Wallen (David), Louisa, Ky., son-in-law Kerry Davis, Lexington, Ky., grandchildren Addie Mirander and Blair Frias (Manual), Michael Burgess and Lauren Child (Nick), Emily Martin (Chris) Seth Wallen and Joseph Wallen, as well as seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church , Louisa, Ky. Interment will follow at the Burgess Family Cemetery, Louisa.

Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 - 9:00 pm at Young Funeral Home Louisa, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, dontions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 768, Louisa, Ky. 41230 or The Leah Burgess Davis Music Scholarship Fund c/o Cindy Bowen, Peoples Security Bank P.O. Box 60, Louisa, Ky. 41230



Robert Kenneth Simpson

1926 - 2012

 

Robert Kenneth Simpson, 86, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

He was born November 26, 1926 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Giles Allen and Nellie Hatcher Simpson. He was a retired area sales representative for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., he was a United States WWII Navy Veteran 1944-45, a 1947 graduate of Louisa High School, and attended the University of Kentucky. He was  a member of the #195 Apperson F&A.M.,  the Scottish Rites of Freemasonry (32nd Degree) ,  Eastern Star Chapter 292 , Kentucky Civil War Roundtable, Kentucky Historical Society, National Rifle Assocoation, Rotary International (past president of Louisa Club), Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and a proud life member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. He was  a member of the First United Methodist Church of Louisa. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Giles Henry Simpson, James Laban Simpson, John Franklin Simpson and Charles Allen Simpson, also preceded in death by stepmother, Georgia Carter Simpson.
 

Survivors include, his loving wife, Phyllis Pennington Simpson of Louisa, Ky.; two daughters, Robin (Thomas) Simpson Smith of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Rhonda (Jeffrey) Simpson Wilson of Spartanburg, S.C.; Four Grandchildren, Robert Christian Smith, Emma Kathleen Smith, Hailey Robin Wilson and Julia Frances Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Thursday, January 3, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Louisa with Rev. Donna Aros officiating. Burial will follow at the Vaughn Cemetery, Louisa.

Visitation will be 5:00 til 8:00 PM Wednesday at Young Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to First United Methodist Church of Louisa, P.O. Box 763, Louisa, Ky. 41230 or the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, Ill. 60601, alz.org.

Flossie Ann James

1933 - 2012

Flossie Ann James, 79, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.. She was born May 15, 1933 in Webbville, Ky. a daughter of the late Herman and Artie Steel Adams. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband William Blevins, daughter, Goldie Fannin and granddaughter, Amanda Blevins.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth James of Texas; two daughters, Elsie Graff of Haverhill, Ohio; Judy Cordle of Louisa, Ky.; sister, Egie Caldwell of Webbville, Ky.; 6 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

Graveside service will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday at Webbville Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bevins officiating.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM til 1:00 PM Wednesday at Young Funeral Home.

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