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John Paul "Bub" Cline, Jr.

1981 - 2013

John Paul "Bub" Cline, Jr., 31 of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Louisa, KY. passed away September 9, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born November 2, 1981 at Louisa, KY. a son of John P. Cline and Gail O"Bryan Cline of Columbus, Ohio. He was a painter.

In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister; Annalee Denise Cline of Columbus, Ohio. He will be missed by his extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be held 2pm Saturday September 14, 2013 at the Cline Cemetery at Brushy, Kentucky with Rev. Rick Cordial officiating. 

Visitation will be 6-8 on Friday at Young Funeral Home.


Foster Jay Grim

1931 - 2013

Foster Jay Grim, 81, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his home. He was born October 2, 1931 in Paintsville, Ky. a son of the late Walter and Nannie Cordle Grim. He was a construction worker and a United States Army Veteran. He was of United Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sons, Little David Grim and Eugene Grim.

Survivors include his loving wife, Pheobe McCoy Grim of Louisa, Ky.; daughters, Pauline (Robert) Williamson of Louisa, Ky.; Doris (Joe) McKinster of Louisa, Ky.; Susie (Bear) Keeton also of Louisa, Ky.; sons, Jay (Donna) Grim of Louisa, Ky.; Rick (Jeanette) Grim of Louisa, Ky.; Corky Grim of Fort Gay, W.V.; 10 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, September 13, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ernie Salyers officiating. Burial will follow at the Grim Cemetery, Castle Fork.

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

 

Jack Allen Stevens 

1948 - 2013

Jack Allen Stevens, 65, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born March 3, 1948 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late John and Tora Griffith Stevens. He was a maintenance mechanic for AEP, and was a United States Army Veteran, he was also a member of the Apperson Lodge #195, he was of Freewill Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Merrill and Sherrill Stevens.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Lois Rae Bush Stevens of Louisa, Ky.; one daughter, Julie Deanna Stevens of Louisa, Ky.; one son, Wesley Allen Stevens of Louisa, Ky.; four brothers, James Stevens and Tim Stevens both of Louisa, Ky.; Bob Stevens and John Stevens both of Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Sheila Kitchen of Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 AM Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie Gene Hayes and Rev. Mack Cyrus officiating. Burial will follow at Riffe Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

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

Bertha Ellen Salmons

1921 - 2013

Bertha Ellen Salmons, 92, of Fort Gay, W.V. passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at her home. She was born January 1, 1921 to the late William and Nancy Evans Copley. She was a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Frank P. Salmons; sons, William M. Salmons, Roland Franklin Salmons, Franky Salmons, Jarvis Ellis; daughter, Nancy M. Marcum; granddaughters, Rachell and Jacqualine Marcum.

Survivors include, Jess Salmons, Shirley Klien, Linda Marcum, Betty Marcum, James Salmons, Laura Swenniny, Barbara Carsner, Janie Salmons, William Salmons, Arbrey Salmons, Brother, Harless Copley, 38 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren, and a host of many great, great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington W.V. for there help during this time.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday, September 11, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bo Stafford officiating. Burial will follow at the Salmons Cemetery in Webb, W.V.

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

 

Sherri Renee Wellman

1959 - 2013

Sherri Renee Wellman age 53 of Fort Gay, WV passed away Wednesday September 4, 2013 following a long illness. 

Sherri was born December 10, 1959 at Logan, WV, the daughter of Shirley Jean Bragg Wolfe and the late Joe Fred Hayton. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Ericka and Matt Black, two grandchildren Bailee Renee Black and Sydnee Nicole Black, two sisters Joetta Hatfield and Jane Harris, a brother Joseph Hayton, her fiancé Mike Hanna, a special aunt Joyce Ann Sampson.

 

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday September 6th at 6:00 pm at the Gilkerson Cemetery at Prichard, WV with Bro. Darin Fetherolf officiating.

Private visitation for the family will be held.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nell Grace Harper

1911 - 2013

Mrs. Nell Grace Harper, 101, formerly of Huntington, passed away, Friday, August 30, 2013 at The Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility, Ashland, KY.

She was born, December 24, 1911, at Blane, WV, a daughter of the late Fred and Martha Cyrus Thompson. She was a former billing clerk at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Also preceding her in death were her husbands, William “Bill” Grace and Jack Harper, and a daughter, Kay Grace Gothe.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Peggy R. Pauley of Louisa, KY, Betty J. Vanaman of Wheeling, WV, Marcia J. Brunty of Union, KY, a son, Billy E. Grace, of Landeville, IN 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday September 2, 2013 at Chapman’s Mortuary, 2851 3rd Avenue Huntington, W.Va. with Ernie Ritchie officiating. Entombment will be at Woodmere Memorial Park, Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Virginia Lee Sperry

1921 - 2013

Virginia Lee Sperry, 92, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

She was born May 14, 1921 in Radnor, W.V. a daughter of the late James and Gussie Frazier Pratt. She was a homemaker and was of United Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Sperry.

Survivors include, one daughter, Janet Clay of Louisa, Ky.; one granddaughter, Amy Clay Newsome also of Louisa.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Ratliff officiating.

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

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Young Funeral Home Inc.

 

Kimberly Ann Wellman

1964 - 2013

Kimberly Ann Wellman, 48, of Georgetown, Kentucky formerly of Louisa, Ky. passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at her home. She was born October 1, 1964 in Louisa, Ky. a daughter of the late Harlon and Bonnie Bowen Pack. She was an employee of Kroger, and she was a member of First United Methodist Church of Louisa.

Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, David E. Wellman of Georgetown, Ky.; daughter, Jessica Renee Peel also of of Georgetown, Ky.; two sons, David Anthony Wellman of Cottage Grove, MN.; Brandon Clay Wellman of Georgetown, Ky.; brother, Kevin Lee Pack of Louisa, Ky.; grandmother, Rosa Mae Pennington; three grandchildren, Tyler, Hunter, and Kaitlynn.

Graveside service will be conducted 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Pinehill Cemetery with Rev. Rick May officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday,  1:00 pm til 2:00 pm at Young Funeral Home.

 

Jamie Sue Lemaster Hardin

1970 - 2013

 

Jamie Sue Lemaster Hardin age 43 of Louisa, KY passed away Thursday August 29, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center ER following a sudden illness. 

Jamie was born June 13, 1970 in Louisa, the daughter of Sharon Lemaster Preece. She was a Blaine Elementary School Teacher. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Jim and Ruth Lemaster and her step father Sheldon Preece. 

Survivors include her husband Michael Hardin of Louisa, mother Sharon Preece also of Louisa, two step children Kaitlin and Kaleb Hardin both of Prichard, WV, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday September 2nd at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Osborne officiating.  Burial will follow in the Preece Memorial Gardens Louisa, Kentucky.

Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday September 1st at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Willie Joe Ekers

1948 - 2013

Willie Joe Ekers, 65, of Prichard, W.V. went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was born January 31, 1948 son of the late Chester and Ella Ekers. He served two years in the U.S. Army from 1967 - 1969. He was a retired heavy equipment operator employed through United Steel Workers of America, District 50, Operating Engineers Local 132, Charleston, W.V.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Beverly June (Hall) Ekers. Children include, Melissa Jo Ekers, Madonna June Wellman (Keith), Billy Joe Ekers (Amy) Michael Jason Ekers (Tabatha) all of Prichard. Four special grandsons, Jacob Ekers, Tyler Wellman, Tanner Ekers, and Riley Ekers. Surviving siblings include Wanda Dickey of Ind.; Wilma Underwood of Kentucky; Sherrill Ekers of Ga.;  Charles Ekers Sr. and Walter Lee Ekers of Prichard. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Wesley, Willis Vinson, Kenneth Wandell and William Chester (W.C).

The family would like to thank Hospice of Wayne and Huntington for their care and support.

Friends may call 6:00 til 9:00 PM Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at the Staley-Ballangee-Ekers Cemetery, Prichard, W.V. 

 

Martha Belle Blackburn

1929 - 2013

Martha Belle Blackburn age 84 of Portsmouth, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Saturday August 24, 2012. Martha was born Feb. 22, 1929 at German, KY, the daughter of the late Lafe and Mintie James Spears. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Leona Roop. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include four sons; Wendell Blackburn of Little Rock, Ak, Randall Blackburn of Boone County WV, Donald Blackburn of Catlettsburg, KY, and Danny Blackburn of Portsmouth, OH; three sisters, two brothers, eleven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Vanhoose on Wednesday August 28th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Tuesday August 27th at Wilson Funeral Home.

Eva Mae Ratcliff

1972 - 2013

Eva Mae Ratcliff, 41, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. She was born June 11, 1972 in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of the late Nile Bradley and Minnie Ratcliff.

Survivors include, fiancé, Oda Howard of Fort Gay, W.Va.; sisters, Charlene Cantrell of Crum, W.Va.; Nila Dolton of Fort Gay, W.Va.; brothers, Donald Ratcliff, Elmer Ratcliff, Brandon Ratcliff all of Crum, W.V.; Ronnie Ratcliff of Paintsville, Ky.; Paul Bradley of Columbus, Ohio; 2 Grandchildren, Zoie Marcum and Ezabella Howard; 2 step children James Howard and Amanda Howard; nephew, Zachery Cantrell

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kimble Copley and Rev. Everett Meddings officiating. Burial will follow at the Webb Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Saturday at Webb Community Freewill Baptist Church.

Marie Davis Sartin

1920 - 2013

Marie Davis Sartin, 93, of Louisa, Ky. formerly of Lovely, Ky. passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. She was born in Martin County Kentucky August 20, 1920 to the late Johnny and Chloe Davis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lucian Grace Sr. and her second husband Clifford Sartin; five sisters, Nola Farley, Goldie Spence, Irene Small, Sylvia York, Delma Jordan and Louise Hale; two brothers, Al Davis Sr.,and Denny Davis; children, Phyllis Ann Runyons and Lucian Grace Jr.; one grandchild, Kim Wells.

Marie is survived by her children, Johnny (Joann) Grace and Lula May (Henry) Rose also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren and one sister, Margaret Ann Dillon of Beauty, Kentucky, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was a long time member of Smith Chapel Church. Marie was loved and respected by her friends and neighbors, she will be sadly  missed.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Davis and Rev. Noah Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

 

Lacy Franklin Caudill

1932 - 2013

Lacy Franklin Caudill, age 81, of Fort Gay, WV died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, WV.  Lacy was born February 12, 1932 in Paintsville, KY. He is the son of the late Frank and the late Elva (Pennington) Caudill.  He married Shirley Thompson Caudill of Fort Gay, WV. 

He was a retired Wayne County Bus Driver. 

He is survived by his wife: Shirley (Thompson) Caudill, four daughters: Ruby Jordan of Point Pleasant, WV, Rita Napier of Fort Gay, WV, Barbara Copley of Huntington, WV, Lacy Caudill of Fort Gay, WV and three sons: Tom Caudill of Fort Gay, WV, Joe Caudill of Ashland, KY, Chad Caudill of Fort Gay, WV; Two brothers: Wilburn Caudill and Alvie Caudill of Fort Gay, WV.  He is preceded in death by three sons; Jerry Caudill, Roger Napier, and Jeff Napier. 

Funeral service will be conducted on Friday August 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

Sidney Lou Blackburn

1961 - 2013

Sidney Lou Blackburn, 52, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday August 20, 2013 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Sid was born June 20, 1961 at Williamson, WV, the son of the late Clifford and Thelma Bowen Blackburn. He was a coal miner for the Kermit Coal Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Whitaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Christina Blackburn Kincaid and husband Aaron of Lavalette, WV, and Tina Blackburn of Louisa, KY; two brothers, Stevie Blackburn of Louisa, and James Edward Blackburn of Grayson, KY; a sister, Cynthia Preston also of Louisa, KY; four grandchildren Laylen Bentley, Rylan Kincaid, Kyndul Kincaid, and Chloe Kincaid; and the mother of his children Trena Blackburn of Louisa, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday August 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Rick May. Burial will follow in the Blackburn Cemetery South Highway 3 Louisa, KY.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Wednesday August 21st at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

Thelma Webb Young

1916 - 2013

Thelma Webb Young age 97, of Durbin Rd., Catlettsburg, Ky. went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2013 at Community Hospice in Ashland, Ky. She was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Melvina Ward Webb and wife of the late Sanford Young. Also preceded in death by two sons, Roger Young and Ralph Young; brothers, Roscoe Webb and Virgil Webb; sister, Gladys Webb Sheeley.
 

Survived by daughters, Loray Young of Ashland, Ky.; Marianne Wright of Harrod, Ohio; Loretta Young of Columbus, Ohio; Joanne (Frank) Howard of Pataskala, Ohio; Hester Young of Columbus, Ohio; Marilyn Young of Catlettsburg, Ky.; two sons, Wade (Chris) Young, Terry (Sue) Young of Frenchburg, Ky.; two sisters, Ruth Webb Carter of Columbus, Ohio; Anna Gean Price also of Columbus, Ohio; Also many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.

Friends may call 5:00 til 9:00 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 AM Thursday at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Roberts and David Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Rest Cemetery, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice of Ashland, Ky.

 

Donald Ray Scarberry

1932 - 2013

Donald Ray Scarberry age 80 of Pataskla, Ohio formerly of Charley, KY passed away Sunday August 18, 2013 at Mount Carmel East Columbus, Ohio. 

Donald was born November 4, 1932 at Charley, KY, the son of the late Jay and Opal Hinkle Scarberry. He was a retired AT&T employee.

Survivors include his wife Ireda Bevins Scarberry, a son Douglas Ray Scarberry, two brothers, a sister, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday August 24th at 1:00 pm at the Georges Creek Church , highway 23 in Johnson County by Elder Paul Castle. Burial will follow in the Hood Cemetery Blaine, KY.

Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday August 23rd at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Clifford Ray Kitchen

1929 - 2013

Clifford Ray Kitchen, 83, of Louisa passed away Monday August 12, 2013 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Clifford was born Dec. 13, 1929 at Twin Branch, the son of the late Nolan and Ollie Eakers Kitchen. He was a retired mechanic, and of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Clifford Ray (Junior) Kitchen Jr. and a brother William David Kitchen Sr.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lona Belle Triplett Kitchen, and son Jeffrey Todd Kitchen, children Arnold Kitchen, Larry Kitchen, Joyce Collier, Kathy Kitchen, and Randy Kitchen, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Thursday August 15th at 11:00 am at the Kitchen Cemetery Louisa, KY by Rev. Jim Osborne.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Morgan Skaggs

1934 - 2013

God gained another great man in the early hours of Sunday, August 11 as his Angels swooped down and took Morgan Skaggs quickly and quietly.  Morgan had been waiting patiently the past few days for that journey.  He was of the Baptist Faith and had professed his readiness to go “home”.   

Morgan was born on the Skaggs Family Farm at Martha to the late Arnold T. and Margaret Jane Wright Skaggs on October 27, 1934.  In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by two sisters—Mary Ella Skaggs and Esta Vanover and one brother James Luther Skaggs.  He is survived by one sister Magalene (Carl Ed) Tackett of White House, KY and one brother Ora Franklin (Dotty) Skaggs of Philpot, KY.

On January 25, 1958 Morgan married his life life-long partner Nola Mae Sparks. They continued to work side-by-side for nearly 46 years.  She preceded him in death on December 5, 2003.  Morgan and Nola Mae were the proud parents of four children whom they instilled their hard work ethics, high morals and values in, two daughters – Kay (Robert) Ison and Jennifer (Mark) Hardin both of Louisa and two sons that lived on the family farm with him – Gary Morgan (LaWanda) Skaggs and James Richie (Pam) Skaggs.  Morgan also had four grandchildren that were extremely important to him – Travis Kyle Ison and Jessica Mae (Cody) Johnson, and Markus Colten-Morgan Hardin of Louisa along with James Anthony Skaggs of Martha.  Recently his first great – grandchild, Silver Abbagail Rayne Johnson was born and he was able to enjoy a few visits with her.

Morgan has spent his entire life on the family farm where he learned his hard-work ethics at an early age.  By the time he was eight years old he could drive their team of oxen that was used in the family lumber business. Most of his work in the lumber business was done with a special team of mules. Morgan continued the practice of hard work on the farm until a few short months ago.  Once he realized he would be unable to work the fields this summer he said, “Why can’t I just go on?  I am of no use now.  I am ready to go.”

Morgan was the fourth generation to accept the reins to the Family Farm that was established prior to 1885 and will continue to thrive as the reins have now passed the fifth generation.  In addition to his own farm, Morgan has either plowed the soil or harvested hay from nearly every farm in rural western Lawrence County. For many years Morgan did his farm work with equipment pulled by his well-trained team of mules.  Morgan took great pride in his crops always striving to produce the best.  In addition to hay, he was a tobacco farmer from his youth until just the recent years.  He also tried his hand at mass producing bell peppers for a few years.

During his younger adult years, Morgan worked in the oil-fields in both Lawrence and Johnson Counties.  Some of this time was spent working alongside his father and sometimes with his brothers.

In 1974 Morgan added another job to his list when he joined the staff of Lawrence County Schools as a bus driver.  He continued to drive the bus until he retired in 1992.

Morgan was a very private, humble and caring person who had great compassion, for his fellow man, neighbors and community members.  This was evidenced by his willingness to always help them out.  Morgan was the go-to man for hay baler repair as he was a self-taught expert on baler repair and would travel to wherever someone would request his expertise and would never accept any compensation for services.  Also, he would be one of the first on the scene with his tools to assist with servicing graves for neighbors, family, and community friends as this was another of his expert skills.

His children and grandchildren have been left with the tremendous task of carrying on Morgan’s legacy of hard work, dedication, and humbleness.  In addition to his children and grandchildren, Morgan leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins to cherish his memory.

Morgan’s nephew, Rev. Billy Joe Sparks, and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton will conduct the Celebration of Morgan’s Life Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00 AM at Elizabeth Baptist Church at Martha.   Morgan’s nephew Rev. Billy Joe Sparks and the Rev. Paul E. Keaton will conduct the service.  

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 13 from 4 PM to 9 PM at Young’s Funeral Home in Louisa and beginning at 9:30 AM Wednesday at the church.  Morgan will be laid to rest on the Family Farm at the Arnold T. Skaggs Family Cemetery on Coal Creek.  Friends and Family are invited to a reception at the church following his burial to share stories and celebrate Morgan’s life.

 

Grace “Dollie” Rose

1932 - 2013

Grace “Dollie” Rose, age 81  of Fort Gay, WV passed away  at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House in Huntington Wv.on Wednesday August 7, 2013 following a long illness.  Mrs. Rose was born March 20, 1932 in Fort Gay, WV. She is the daughter of the late Garland and the late Gussie Florence (Wellman) Spears. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Gene Rose on  Aug 27, 2001 and  by her sister, Margaret Campbell.

She was a Homemaker. 

She is survived by one daughter: Juanita Grace Watts and husband David of Genoa, WV and three sons: Garland Joe Rose and wife Jenny of Fort Gay, WV, James Tommy Rose and wife Susan of Fort Gay, WV, Jerry Wayne Rose and wife Melissa of Fort Gay, WV. Mrs. Rose also leaves behind Six Grandchildren and Five Great Grandchildren.  Also surviving “Dollie” was a brother Arville Spears of Louisa, KY and special friends, Barb and Sonny Copley

The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Salt Petre Church of Fort Gay, WV with Rev. Richard Maynard officiating.  Burial will be in Spears Cemetery following the funeral service.

Calling hours will be Friday, August 9 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Salt Petre Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home ,Louisa Ky.

Online condolences can be made at www. wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Colleen “Cokie” Sluss Griffith

1960 - 2013

Colleen “Cokie” Sluss Griffith, 52, of Louisa passed away Wednesday August 7, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Cokie was born December 12, 1960 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Vernon and Massouri Price Sluss.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rick Griffith, a son Ryan Hawkins and sister Emma Boyd.

Survivors include three daughters Andrea Cantrell, Samantha Cantrell, and LeighAnn Thomlin; grandchildren Adrien, Cammie, Ariel, Ashton, Scooter, and Audrey; a sister Connie Boyd, brothers Hershell Sluss, Carter Sluss, and Buck Sluss.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Price on Friday August 9th at 2:00 pm at the Richardson Chapel Church. Burial will follow in the Sluss Cemetery at Richardson, KY.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday at the Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Merle Louise Jordan Bradley

1943 - 2013

Merle Louise Jordan Bradley, 70, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at her home. She was born June 24, 1943 in Adams, Ky. a daughter of the late Robert (Bob) and Clova Cordle Jordan. She was a seamstress, and a member of Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her loving husband, Charles Darrell Bradley Jr. of Louisa, Ky.; one daughter, Deanna Lynn (Vernon) Williams of Camp LeJune, N.C.; three grandchildren, Samuel Williams, Alexander Williams and Magdalana Jordan Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Friday at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Osborne and Rev. Bobby Workman officiating. Burial will follow at the Moore Cemetery, Dry Ridge.

Visitation will be 11:00 am til 1:00 PM Friday at Bradley Gap Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Gilbert Estepp Jr.

1953 - 2013

Gilbert Estepp Jr. 60, of Fort Gay, W.Va. passed away Tuesday. August 6, 2013 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. He was born May 9, 1953 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Gilbert and Marie Noe Estepp. He was a logger.

Survivors include, one daughter, Megan Estepp of Fort Gay, W.Va.; one son, Gilbert Alan Estepp also of Fort Gay, W.Va.; grandson, Kevin Skylar Ferguson of Fort Gay, W.Va.; brothers, John Estepp of Shelby, Ohio; Ray Rose of Mansfield, Ohio; sister, Eunice Estepp of Mansfield, Ohio; and a special friend, Maxwell Porter.

Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 PM Friday at the Damron Cemetery, Fort Gay, W.Va..

Visitation will be 11:00 am til 1:30 PM Friday at Young Funeral Home. Louisa, Ky.

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

Patricia Sue Crabtree Baker

1947 - 2013

Patricia Sue Crabtree Baker, 66, of Catlettsburg, KY passed away Thursday August 1, 2013 at her home following a long illness.

Patty was born April 12, 1947 at Louisa, KY, the daughter of the late Dave and Vivian Robinette Crabtree. She was a former employee of Agri –General Corp.

Survivors include her husband Johnny Baker of Catlettsburg, KY, a son John William Baker of Catlettsburg, KY, two sisters Daisy Sprouse and Linda Hatfield and a brother Jerry Richards all of Columbus, Ohio.

Graveside services will be conducted on Monday August 5th at 1:00 pm at the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa, KY. Friends may call on Monday August 5th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

 

Earl Dean Hayes

1940 - 2013


Earl Dean Hayes, 73, went to be with the Lord, early in the afternoon at his home while working on The Singing Hayes Family bus. Earl’s great passions were the Church, his family and gospel music. Earl was retired from Kentucky Finance, The Associates and Dream Homes, as well as having served in the United States Army. He was a 58-year member of Belles Chapel Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 44 years, Sunday school teacher for 40+ years and dedicated supporter of the work of the Lord. Earl loved to sing Gospel music and traveled extensively over the Eastern United States with the family’s Gospel music group, The Singing Hayes Family seeing many souls saved and placing several songs on The Singing News Top 80 chart.

The son of the late Farris and Nova (Stambaugh) Hayes, Earl was preceded in death by two sons; Earl Hayes II and Norman Wray Hayes, two brothers; James Arthur Hayes and Fred Hayes and two sisters; Edath Conley and Roberta Vanhoose.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Deloris Vanhoose Hayes, one brother, Bert Hayes of Louisa, one sister; Ruby VanHoose of River, two daughters; Deana Jean Hammond (and Bill Hammond) of Louisa, Kemra Vanhoose (and James Vanhoose) of Lowmansville, a son, Paul Hayes (and Angela Hayes) of Louisa and a daughter-in-law, Tonya Hayes of Louisa. In addition, he is survived by several grandchildren; Brad Vanhoose (and Sherry Vanhoose) of Inez, Cayla Lemaster (and Allen Lemaster) of Ulysses, Allison Hammond of Louisa, Matthew Hammond of Louisa, Ben Hayes of Louisa and Andrew Hayes of Louisa.

Many times while traveling and singing, pastors would comment on the size of the family and Earl would respond, “I’m going to take as many to Heaven with me as I can.” His work behind him, he waits for us in the arms of Jesus and wants to see as many of you as would join him there.   

A Home Going Service will be held on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. James Vanhoose and Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will follow in the Hayes Family Cemetery Route 1760 Louisa, KY.

Friends may call at the church 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Thursday Aug. 1st and Noon to 10:00 pm Friday Aug. 2nd and 9:00 am till services Saturday Aug. 3rd.

Care is entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.
  

Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com