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TheLevisaLazer.com - Obituaries

Juanita Mullins

1923 - 2012

Juanita Mullins, 89, of Hilliard, Ohio passed away June 17, 2012. She was a lover of country music, gardening and greatly enjoyed being outdoors. Preceded in death by husband Harris 'Moon' Mullins, brothers Carlos Sagraves and Eugene Sagraves.

Survived by daughter, Gene Carole (David) Hulsey of Houston, TX, grandchild, Jason (Marla) Naylor of Panama City, FL, great grandchildren, Carol Amber-Lea Naylor, Anita Marie Naylor and Allyson-Lynn Nicole Naylor and many nieces, nephews, and a host of good friends. The family received friends on Wednesday at Todd Funeral Home, Hilliard, Ohio.

Further arrangements will be held at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky.

Services will be Saturday 11:00 am at Young Funeral Chapel with burial following at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Ky.

Visitation 6pm - 9pm Friday, June 22, 2012 at Young Funeral Home.

Julie Francis Cox Allen

1949 - 2012

Julie Francis Cox Allen, 63, of Louisa, Ky. died Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center after a short illness. Born February 7, 1949 in Louisa, the daughter of the late Cleveland Everett and Nolda Patrick Cox, she was a homemaker, and of the Freewill Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Allen, and a sister, Doris Jean Cox.

Survivors include one daughter; Nolda Louise Allen, Louisa, Ky., one sister; Manda Sue Cox, Louisa, Ky., two brothers; Everett Lee (Linda) Cox, Huntsville, Ala., and Larry William (Mildred) Cox, Williamsburg, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday June 21, 2012 at Greenlawn Cemetery by Elder Tommy Meade.

Burial will be under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Billy Frank Bradley

1936 - 2012

Billy Frank Bradley, 76, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Monday June 18, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa. He was born June 5, 1936 at Cadmus, Ky. He was the son of the late Celsus and Zelda Ekers Bradley. Mr. Bradley was a retired welder for Ashland Oil, Inc. and owned and operated Bradley and Bradley Welding, Inc., a member of the OCAW 3-505, member of Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Louisa Fire Dept. board of directors. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Eunice Black.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Catheryn Branham Bradley of Louisa, two sons; William Franklin and Vickie Bradley of Louisa and Casey Scott and Brittony of Louisa, three special grandchildren; William Blake Bradley, Lauren Faith Bradley and Herbert Connor Bradley, all of Louisa, one sister; Virginia Bradley Davis of Huntington, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Thursday at Young Funeral Chapel with Revs. Venny Vanhoose and Ron Burger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 5-9 pm on Wednesday at Young Funeral home.

Lillia Mae Lovins

1951 - 2012

Lillia Mae Lovins, 60, of Ft. Gay, W.Va. died today, Tuesday June 12, 2012 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born December 9, 1951 in Louisa, a daughter of the late Emery and Viola Tackett Cyrus. She was a homemaker and a member of the Upper Tabors Creek Church. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lovins in 2005. 

Survivors include one son, Donald Lovins, Jr., Iowa, four sisters; Linda Elliot, Margaret Meade, and Lurline Smith, all of Ft. Gay, W.Va., and Oakie Picklesimer, Ft. Collins, Colo., three brothers; Delbert Cyrus and Bud Cyrus of Ft. Gay, and Vinson Cyrus, Belfry, Ky., several nieces and nephews, uncle Kennis Tackett, Toler, Ky. caretaker, Hattie Kitts Marcum, Ft. Gay, and special nieces Karen Sue Cyrus and Jennifer Lynn Cyrus.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, June 15, 2012 at Oak Grove Church with Rev. Mack Ray Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Cyrus Cemetery, Ft. Gay under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be after 11:00 am Thursday at Oak Grove Church.


Renita Rene Moore

1967 - 2012

Renita Rene Moore, 44, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at her home. She was born December 5, 1967 in Louisa, Ky., a daughter of Laura Cantrell Perry and the late Curtis Perry. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brushy Fork United Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Laura Perry of Louisa, her loving husband, Eddie Moore of Louisa,Ky.; one daughter, Brittany Moore; two sons; Sonny Moore and Wade Moore all of Louisa, Ky., three sisters; Bonnie Perry, Rosie Perry, and Connie McKenzie all of Louisa, Ky., two brothers; Ronnie Perry of Louisa, Ky. and Donnie Perry, Flemingsburg, Ky., one grandchild, Chloe Elizabeth Moore and lots of loved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church with Elder Frank Blevins, Elder Daris Lewis and Elder David Wolfenburger officiating. Burial will follow at the Judd Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Visitation will be after 6:00 pm Wednesday at Brushy Fork United Baptist Church.

David Lee Frazier

1952 - 2012

David Lee Frazier, 59, Louisa, Ky. passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Frazier was born June 20, 1952 in Louisa to the late Emory T. and Lilly Odean Blackburn Frazier.

Survivors include two sisters, Patricia (Melvin) Daniels and Nita Frazier, both of Columbus, Ohio, three brothers; Bill (Rita) Frazier, Dan (Roxane) Frazier and Scott (Tammy) Frazier, all of Louisa, Ky. Dave is also survived by nine nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday at Young Funeral Chapel with Elder John Goble officiating. Burial will follow at the Frazier Cemetery in Louisa, Ky.

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

 

Laura Elizabeth Vires

1910 - 2012

Laura Elizabeth Vires, 101, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her home. She was born on November 30, 2010 in German, Ky., the daughter of the late Taulbee Maynard and Emma Nunnery Maynard.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Fountain Vires in 1977; sons Estel Vires in 1968 and Morgan Vires in 2010; brothers Derfield Maynard, Lando Maynard, Henry Maynard and Cain Maynard, sisters; June Ferrell, Berniece Wellman and Angie Miller, and one grandchild in 1965. 

She is survived by son, Russell Vires of Powell, Ohio, daughters; Goldie Endicott of Louisa, Ky., Sylvia Broache of Saint Stevens Church, Va. and Judy Fultz of South Amherst, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, and one sister; Elizabeth Fraley of Findlay, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, June 8, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel with Elder Jerry Pack officiating. Burial will follow at Lockwood Cemetery, Catlettsburg, Ky.

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

Esta M. Gilliam

1916 - 2012

Esta M. Gilliam 96 of Blaine, Kentucky went to be with her Lord on Tuesday June 5, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 14, 1916 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Luther and Ella (Lyons) Burchwell. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emery Gilliam; three sons, Raymond Gilliam, Roger Gilliam and Ronald Gilliam; brother Elmer Burchwell and sister, Laura (Burchwell) Hay. She is survived by three children, son, Richard (Gloria) Gilliam of Blaine, KY and daughters Reva (John) McOsker of Columbus, OH and Rowena (James) Price of Howard, OH; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday June 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm at the Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home Springfield, OH. Local care was provided by Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, Kentucky.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Thomas Vaughn Hazlett

1943 - 2012

Thomas Vaughn Hazlett, 68, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Monday, june 4, 2012 at Community Hospice of Ashland, Ky. He was born Dec. 22, 1943 at Zelda, Ky., a son of the late Prichard and Margaret Lambert Hazlett of Zelda, Ky. He was a U.S.A.F. Veteran , serving as a Presidential Honor Guard and retired from the federal government. He was a member of the Buchanan Chapel Church at Zelda, Ky. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Hazlett.

Survivors include his loving wife Ida McGuire Hazlett of Louisa, Ky.; one daughter Lynn Syvrud of Ashland, Ky.; two sons, Thomas V. (Tonya) Hazlett II of BattleGround, Washington and Matthew (Jennifer) Hazlett of Fairbanks, Alaska; one brother, James Harry Hazlett, Louisa, Ky.; 8 grandchildren.

Tom was honored with a celebration of his life party on May 26, 2012 from famly and friends. There will be no other services. On lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice.

Young Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Vernia Combs Meade

1932 - 2012

Vernia Combs Meade 80 of Fort Gay, WV went to be with her Lord on Monday June 4, 2012. Vernia was born Jan. 12, 1932 at Isom, KY, the daughter of the late Jerdon and Sarah Combs. She was also preceded in death by her husband George Walter Meade who died in 2002, two sons Lawrence and Daniel Meade.

Survivors include two daughters; Avenal Walker and husband Billy and Elizabeth Hannah and husband Leslie, four sons; David and wife Cheryl, Joe and wife Pat, Andy and wife Rhonda and Ishmel Meade, daughter-in-law, Heidi Meade and sister Juanita Johnson. She has twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday June 8at 1:00 pm at the Golden Springs FWB Church by Rev. Bobby Perry. Burial will follow in the Damron Cemetery at Stonecoal, WV.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Wednesday and after 5:00 pm Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

 

Mildred Thompson Selbee 

1924 - 2012

Mildred Thompson Selbee 88 of Genoa, WV went to be with her Lord on Saturday June 2, 2012.

Mildred was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Wayne County, WV, the daughter of the late Enos and Margarett Dooly Thompson. She was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Pearl Selbee; two brothers, three sisters, and six Nieces and Nephews.

Survivors include a very special extended family who cared for her Jack and Virginia Porter and family of Genoa, WV.; nieces and nephews Dixie Racine Thompson, Linda C. Sluss, Joe Ann Elkins Stevens, Dorothy Dawn Meredith, Beverly Ann Felt, and Clifford Ronald Thompson and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by Bros Lemuel Little and Frank Copley on Tuesday June 5th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery on Vinson Branch Fort Gay, WV.

Friends may call after 9:00 am Tuesday and until time of services at the Wilson Funeral Home.

The Rev. L. Herman Wellman

1929 - 2012

Rev. L.  Herman Wellman of Fort Gay, WV the beloved husband of 64 years to Pauline Cecil Wellman, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2012. He was born July 1, 1929. A son of the late Clarence and Lula Wellman. He was Preceded in death by his brother Clarence Wellman, Jr.

He was a minister for 43 years and retired from ACF. He was an author of the book “4 Great Wars Yet to Come”.

He is survived by three daughters; Elizabeth and Doug Skeens of Fort Gay, Brenda and Mark Christian of Wayne, and Donna Wellman of Kenova. One son; Richard and Kathy Wellman of Fort Gay. Six grandchildren; Craig Skeens and Paula Stroud of Fort Gay, Bryan and Denna Black, Mathew and Ericka Black of Prichard, Chris and Christy Wellman of Kenova, Justin and Carrie Gray of Austin Texas. Ten Great-Grandchildren. One Brother, Glenn and Thelma Wellman of Fort Gay, Very Special Friends, Don and Connie Ross and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to express their Thanks and Love to the Hospice House of Huntington for their kind and gentle words of comfort during their time of need.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday June 2nd at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home by Revs. Roger Perry, Mack Cyrus, and John H. Stevens. Burial will follow in the Wellman Cemetery, Wellman Road Fort Gay, WV.

Condolences may be sent to wilsonfuneralhomeky.com.

Carl Thomas Johnson

1929 - 2012

Carl Thomas Johnson, 82, of Silver Fox Drive in Louisa passed away Tuesday May 29, 2012 at JJ Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa after an extended illness. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Kentucky Dept. of Highways for 23 years.

Carl was born June 17, 1929 at Yatesville, Ky., a son of the late Ed and Susanna Salyers Johnson.

Survivors include two daughters; Deborah Haygood, Louisa, Ky. and Linda Lemaster, Ashland, Ky., one son; Tim Johnson, Louisa, Ky., four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday June, 2, 2012 at Yatesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6pm - 9pm Friday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

 

Valerie Robin Thompson

1956 - 2012

Valerie Robin Thompson, 55, of of Five Forks Rd. Louisa, Ky passed away on May 29, 2012. She was born on July 3, 1956 in Wyandot, Michigan, a daughter of the late Roy Thompson and Beatrice Maynard Thompson, of Louisa. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Lemas.

Survivors in addition to her mother are two sisters; Candace Thompson and Shana Burchett, both of Louisa, Ky., one son; Carson Thompson, Dallas Texas.
 

There will be no funeral or visitation.

Billy Ray Brugh

1943 - 2012

Billy Ray Brugh, age 68, of Louisa died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY.  Billy was born December 3, 1943 in Pinson Fork, KY. He is the son of the late Jack and the late Gladys (Johnson) Brugh.

He was a retired Machinist.

He is survived by one daughter: Robin Mitchell of Ashland, KY;  Brother of one sister: Peggy Ward of Louisa, KY and one brother: Jack Brugh of South Williamson, KY; He also has two grandchildren. KIKI Mitchell; Seymouria Mitchell.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 27 at Childers Cemetery, Red Branch Road, Louisa, KY with Rev. Rick May officiating.  Burial will be in Childers Cemetery, Louisa, KY

Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

Johnie Brown

1929 - 2012

Johnie Brown, 82, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Wake Med Hospital in Raliegh, NC. He was born December 19, 1929 in Pike County Kentucky, a son of the late Wilburn and Siltania (Johnson) Brown of Pike County. Prior to his retirement he was maintenance supervisor at Anheuser Busch in Columbus, Ohio. He was a faithful and active member of the Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and a loyal friend who will be missed by many. Johnie touched the lives of so many people, he always had a joke to tell and was the life of the party. He never met a stranger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Opal Marie Brown, sisters; Rosie Cole and Vassie Flannery, two brothers; Alvin Brown and Ballard Brown, two sons-in-law; William Eugene Reed and William Timothy Cremeans.

Survivors include three daughters; Shani Rae Brown (with whom he resided), Raleigh, NC, Glenna Marie Reed, Marysville, Ohio, and Marilyn Kay Cremeans of Ceredo-Kenova, W.Va., one son; Michael Lee (Roslyn) Moore of Hampton, Va, one brother; Russell (Rachel) Brown, Virgie, Ky., six grandchildren; Tina Marie Reed, Roseanne E. Reed, John Adkins, Ashley Adkins, Andre Boyce and Darin Moore, twelve great-grandchildren; Justic Ethan Smith, Rylee Rae Adkins, Nicholas Blake Smith, (with whom he resided) Jonathan Adkins, Katelynn Adkins, Peyton Schaner, Rosemarie Schaner, Baylee Artrip, Kaylee Jolynn Artrip, Brody Lee Smith, Dylan Patrick Boyce and William Eugene Reed-Bodey.

Funeral services will be conducted noon Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church with pastor Mike Cox and Bro. Paul Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers are; Ray Brown, Leonard Brown, Chris Brown, Jamie Brown, Randal Brown, Roger Kinney, Scott Mills, and Gerald Mills.

Visitation will be 6pm - 10pm Saturday at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. Assisting the family with arrangements is Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.


 

Willie Short

1919 - 2012

Willie Short, 92, of Louisa, Ky. passed away May 23 at Three Rivers Medical Center affter a short illness. Born in Webbville, Ky. he was the son the the late George and Annie Short. He was a general laborer during his working years. He was a member of the Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters; Diane L. Short, Louisa, Ky., Katherine L. Adkins, Ft. Gay, W.Va., Patty A. Henson, Linda L. Short, and Janet Short, all of Louisa, Ky., one son; William B. Short, Louisa, Ky.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday May 26, 2012 at Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church by Bro. George Thornhill and Rev. Tom Kitts. Burial will follow at Thompson Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Friday at Rush Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Genoa, W.Va.


Ruby Vivian Johnson

1927 - 2012

Ruby Vivian Johnson, age 84, of Louisa, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Huntington Health & Rehab Center of Huntington, WV.  Ruby was born July 10, 1927 in Louisa, KY. She is the daughter of the late Brig and the late Virginia (Muncey) Vanhorn. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Johnson, who died September 2000.

She was a retired General Motors Machine Operator.

She is survived by two sons; Max Johnson of Louisa, KY, Toby Vanhorn of Louisa, Ky.,  five sisters; Lucy Hines of MO, Maude Hall of VA, Emma Carter of Ashland, Ky., Peggy Fossom of Ashland, Ky., Dottie McLean of Louisa, Ky.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Wilson Funeral Home 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY with Rev. Roger Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Yatesville Memorial Gardens, Louisa, KY

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 24 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home 1270 Hwy 2565, Louisa, KY.

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

Frances "Fay" May

1926 - 2012

Our beloved Frances "Fay" May, 85, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 21, 2012. She was born to Bruce and Alka Preston on September 12, 1926 in Tomahawk, Kentucky. On November 29, 1941, she married the love of her life, Patrick May. They were married for 44 years. Fay was a proud member of the United Baptist Curch and she loved spending time with her family and friends and she liked to quilt.

Fay was preceded in death by her husband Patrick May,  son, David May, mother, Alka Castle Preston, father Bruce Preston, two sisters, Jean Lemaster and Sue May. Two brothers, Don Lemaster and Martin Lemaster. She was also preceded in death by two children that died at birth.

She is survived by her children, daughters, Judy (Gary) Hammonds of Nicholasville, Ky. Sue (Ralph) Spears of Louisa, Ky. and Karen (Lonnie) Fields of Castalia, Ohio. Her sons Danny (Linda) May of Louisa, Pat (Ellen) May of Crestwood and Kevin (Sheryl) May of Richmond, Ky. Also nineteen grandchildren, twenty five great- grandchildren, and three great - great grandchildren , Three sisters, Ruth Perry of Louisa, Ky., Ruby Castle of West Jefferson ,OhioAlso several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on Friday May 25, 2012 at Young Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Elder Frank Blevins, Elder Darius Lewis, and Elder Jeff Carroll officiating. Burial will be at the Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetary.  

Benjamin E. Burchett, II

1982 - 2012

WEBBVILLE — Benjamin E. Burchett II, 30, of Webbville, died Sunday in Webbville.

He was born Jan. 16, 1982, in Louisa, a son of Benjamin E. and Sandra Vanhorn Burchett. He was a sawmill worker.

Survivors in addition to his parents includetwo sisters; Carrie (Keith) Montgomery, Louisa, Ky. and Amanda Burchett, Webbville. Also his maternal grandfather, Ira Vanhorn, Louisa,Ky.,  four nephews and one niece.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by Rev. Ralph Hogsten. Burial will be in Burchett Family Cemetery in Webbville.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sherman Parsley

1937 - 2012

Sherman Parsley, 74, of Donithon Road Louisa, KY went to be with his Lord on Monday May 21, 2012.

Sherman was born Oct. 13, 1937 at Mt. Gay, WV, the son of the late William Riley and Ruby Fluty Parsley. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Boone Parsley. He was a retired truck driver with the Bakers and Confection Union. Sherman attended the Full Gospel Apostolic Church.

Survivors include his loving wife Esther Jackson Parsley; a son William S. Parsley Jr.; two grandchildren Caleb Andrew Parsley and Michaela Christine Parsley; four sisters Marie West, Rowena Denny, Bessie Ann “Sissie” Backus, Lena Mildred Greene; and a brother Jack Parsley.

Funeral services will be conducted by Bro. Dallas Stephens at 1:00 pm Thursday at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Wallace Cemetery Louisa, KY. Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

Maureen Dosier

1952 - 2012

Maureen Dosier, age 60, of Louisa died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center of Louisa, KY. Maureen was born January 1, 1952 in Miami, FL. She is the daughter of the late Robert and the late Beatrice (Gillispie) McElyea.

She was an artist and owner of the Painted Cow Gallery in Louisa.

She is survived by her husband, Rob Dosier of Louisa, Ky.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 17 at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY .

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com

 

About the Artist...

Maureen Dosier was born in Miami, Florida in 1952. She has been a working artist since her late teens. Originally from south Florida, her hand knit scarves and paintings have won many awards throughout the years which have been displayed and sold through art festivals, the internet, galleries and specialty shops.

In 1994, she and her husband relocated their business to eastern Kentucky where she basically started all over again, not knowing anyone locally in the arts. Her love for people, animals and nature is inspiration for many of her paintings, which vary in style.

Maureen’s artistic medium changes with her moods from paint mediums on a mix of surfaces including canvas, wood, furniture, walls and theatrical sets, to a diversity of styles and when she tires of painting she picks up her knitting needles!

Over the past fifteen years she has met many artists and volunteered much of her time to the arts. She has been president of  the Lawrence County Arts Council since 1998, at which time she initiated two new art festivals, a diversity of monthly art programs for residents of all ages, instructed art workshops and lectured in the public schools and community. She loves mentoring new artists and encouraging them to start showing and selling their artwork.

In 2007, she bought a building in downtown Louisa and opened the county's first fine art gallery the Painted Cow Gallery featuring talented local artists from the tri-state area and beyond. The gallery mirrors big city galleries with a diverse collection of artwork, although unlike big city galleries, at very affordable prices.

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In Louisa, she started the Arts Council, had things for school children in school, we went there during school hours and did all kinds of art projects with the kids. She had painting and artclasses during the summer and craft things for kids to do at the gallery.She encouraged  local artists and helped them sell their art, she had talent shows a the schools and craft bazaars at school and the gallery. She had art contests for children and grownups, which were displaid at the library and the gallery and shows at the lake. She was a remarkable woman and did much for the community and the children and the children benefitted from her care as did a lot of other people. She was loved and will be missed. 

--Inge Pigmon

 


Alvin Harold Scarberry

1930 - 2012

Alvin Harold Scarberry 82 of Charley, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday May 6, 2012 following a brief illness.   

Harold was born April 30, 1930 in Lawrence County Ky, the son of the late Jacob Junior and Ethel Church Scarberry. He was a self employed sawmill operator, member and deacon of the Charley FWB Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent, member of the Chandlersville #858 Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star Lowmansville Chapter 497, member of the York Rite Commanderies

Survivors include his loving wife Anna Katherine Scarberry; a daughter Wanda Denise Marcum and husband Michael of Circleville, Ohio; a son Melvin Harold Scarberry and wife Deborah of Corbin, KY; two grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law Gladys Faye and Lucian Keeton of Louisa.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clifford Austin on Thursday May 10th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Burial followed in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa.

Masonic rites were conducted at 7:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Military honors will be given at the cemetery.

 

Wilson Funeral Home 

Sharon Elizabeth Preston

1955 - 2012

Sharon Elizabeth Preston, 57, Louisa, Ky. passed away May 6, 2012.  She was born May 1, 1955 in Newman, Georgia to Charles and Barbara Jean Burton Spillman.

Survivors include her husband of forty years, Jerry Preston of Louisa, Ky., two daughters; Barbara Jean Preston of Louisa, Ky., Yuanitta Larson of Corpus Cristi, Tx., and one son; Jerry Preston Jr., Webbville, Ky. Also two sisters;
Patricia Schooley, and Dora Jane Spillman both of Clarksville,  Ind., two brothers; Sam Spillman of Clarksville, Ind. and Chuckie Spillman , Warfield, Ky.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Little Ethel United Baptist Church with Elder Clarence Thompson Jr. and Elder Bernard Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Preston Cemetery,
Tadpole, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 4:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Robert Eugene Edwards

1956 - 2012


Robert Eugene Edwards (Bob), 57, of Louisa, Ky passed away on May 6, 2012. He was born on November 26, 1954 in Langley, Virginia. He was a self-employed KY Care Giver, and a noted musicologist. He was a graduate of Mayo Technical College and a U.S. Army Veteran. Bob was preceeded in death by his father, Romey Edwards, his mother Ruth (Savage) Edwards, one brother, Larry Joseph Edwards, one sister, Linda Kay Edwards (Hackney), and one niece, Erica Hackney. He is survived by one uncle, Warren Edwards of Hamilton, Ohio, several cousins and many close friends, by whom he will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick May officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be Wednesday 11:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Funeral Expense Fund, Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cementery.

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