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Frank Hanshaw

1953 - 2012

Frank Hanshaw, 58, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky. He was born July 15, 1953 in Louisa, Ky. a son of the late Wallace and Edith Fraley Hanshaw. Frank was a heavy equipment operator for Bizzack Construction Co. for 40 years and a member of the United Steelworkers union. He was an integral member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Louisa, where he served as Sunday School director and other positions.

Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Debbie Thompson Hanshaw of Louisa, Ky.; six sisters, Janet Hanshaw, Louisa, Ky., Opal Caudill, Patsy (Tim) Myers, Greta (Oliver) Stevens, all of Commercial Point, Ohio, Martha (Doug) Sparks, Orient, Ohio, and Elaine (Charles) Adkins, Louisa, Ky.; two brothers, Homer (Tammy) Hanshaw of Catlettsburg, Ky. and Joe (Patty) Hanshaw of Louisa, Ky.; Mother-in-law Mollie J. Thompson of Louisa, Ky.; Brother-in-law Randy Thompson of Louisa, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Bro. Ric Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Young Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Louisa building fund.

Paul Lemaster

1926 - 2012

Paul Lemaster, 86, of Louisa died Tuesday, February 26, 2012 at JJ Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa after a short illness. Paul was born in Louisa February 23, 1926. He was a son of the late Lundy and Dixie Prince Lemaster, he was also preceded in death by son, Alan Dale Lemaster. He a sheet metal fabricator.

Survivors include, four daughters; Linda Maynard, Louisa, Ky., Diana Vancooney, Pomroy, Ohio, Melanie Brown, Gilbert, W.Va., and Shirley Borders, Circleville, Ohio., four sons; Paul Edward Lemaster, Gordon, Ga, Russell James Lemaster, Jackson, Ohio, Larry Lee lemaster, Columbus, Ohio, and Jackie Randall Lemaster, Louisa, Ky., two brothers; James Lemaster, Louisa, Ky., and Lundy Lemaster, Jr., Ohio, 23 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jeffery Lambert of Hazard, Ky. officiating. Burial will follow at Lemaster Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation is noon - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Young Funeral Home.

Edith Fraley Hanshaw

1921 - 2012

Edith Fraley Hanshaw, 90, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Feb. 24, 2012 in Louisa. A daughter of the late Albert G. and Martha E. Elliot Fraley, and the wife of the late Wallace Hanshaw who died in 2000. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Baptist Church.

Survivors include six daughters; Janet Hanshaw, Louisa, Ky., Opal Caudill, Commercial Point, Ohio, Greta (Oliver) Stevens, Commercial Point, Ohio, Martha (Doug) Sparks, Orient, Ohio, and Elaine (Charles) Adkins, Louisa, Ky., three sons; Frank (Debbie) Hanshaw, of Louisa, Homer (Tammy) Hanshaw, Catlettsburg, Ky., and Joe (Patty) Hanshaw, Louisa, Ky., two sisters; Ann Hammonds, Louisa, Ky. and Rita Burchette, Circleville, Ohio. Also 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great great grandchild and one step-grandchild.

Services were held this morning (Monday, February 27, 2012,) at 11:00 am. at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Wellman Cemetery, Ft. Gay, W.Va. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Colonel Elliot Preston

1945 - 2012

Colonel Elliot Preston, 68, of Louisa, Ky. died February 24, 2012 at the Community Hospice Center in Ashland, Ky. He was a repairman for AK Steel. Born January 2, 1935 in Louisa, a son of the late Elliot and Frances Hammond Preston, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Shane Preston.

Colonel Preston was a deacon in the Gethsemane United Baprist Church and a retired repairman at AK Steel where he worked for 35 years.

Survivors include his loving wife Virginia Mae Preston, one daughter; Sherry (George) Coleen Vinson, Russell, Ky., one son; Christopher (Lisa) Elliot Preston, Auxier, Ky., three sisters; Hazel Marcum, Groveport, Ohio, Brenda Kay Branham, Louisa, Ky., and Barbara Falls, Louisa, Ky., three brothers; Randall Preston, Columbus, Ohio, Freddy Preston, Columbus, Ohio, and Richard Scarberry, Griffiths Creek, Ky., three grandchildren; Allie, Josh and Caitlan.

Funeral services were held February 27, 2012 by Elder Edgar James, Elder Riley Maynard and Elder Maurice Mills at Young Funeral Chapel in Louisa.

Edath Mae Conley

1935 - 2012

Edath Mae Conley, age 76, of River, Ky. died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at home in River.  Edath was born August 1, 1935 in Charley, KY. She is the daughter of the late Farris and the late Nova (Stambaugh) Hayes.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Burns Conley Jr. who died in 1978.

She was a retired food service worker and member for 66 years of the Belles Chapel FWB Church. 

She is survived by two daughters: O'Shara Lemaster of River, KY, Anita Stevens of River, KY;  one sister: Ruby Vanhoose of River, KY and four brothers: Fred Hayes of Smyrna, GA, James A Hayes of Louisa, KY, Bert Hayes of Louisa, KY, Earl Hayes of Charley, KY; she also has five grandchildren. son-in-law, Rick Lemaster of River, KY; son-in-law, Scotty Stevens of River, KY; 

The funeral will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Belles Chapel FWB Church, Louisa, KY with Revs.Willie Gene Hayes, Shane Fyffe, and Jimmy Vanhoose officiating.  Burial will follow in the Conley Cemetery River, KY.

Friends may call after 4:00 pm Friday Feb. 24th at Wilson Funeral Home.

James Tazzel Adams

1951 - 2012

James Tazzel Adams, 60, of Louisa, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Sunset Nursing Center of Coal Grove, OH.  James was born April 16, 1951 in Inez, KY. He is the son of the late James and the late Alpha (Jude) Adams.

He was a Coal Miner.

He is survived by two daughters: Jessica Penny Marcum of Louisa, KY, Alpha Adams of Dayton, OH and one son; James Lee Adams of Louisa, Ky.,  a daughter-in-law; Cassie Adams of Louisa, KY; and son-in-law; Kennedy Marcum Jr. of Louisa, KY.

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Webb Chapel Church, Webbville, KY with Rev. Ralph Hogston officiating.  Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Webbville, KY. under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Friends may call anytime after 6:00 pm Wednesday at the Webb Chapel Church.

Sara Elizabeth Rice

1917 - 2012

Sara Elizabeth Rice, 94, of Louisa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 20, 2012 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.

Born April 11, 1917, in Louisa, she was the daughter of the late Emma Short Rice and David Elijah Rice. She was a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Sara was a Lawrence County Schools teacher for 41 years, teaching at Fallsburg Elementary and at Deephole and Yatesville one-room schools.

Sara worked with the 4-H Club for many years, receiving the Kentucky 4-H Centennial Hall of Fame Award in 2009.  She considered all of her former students and 4-H members her children. She loved to sew and many of her 4-Hers learned sewing from Sara.

She was a member of Myrtle Chapel Church, where she taught the Beginners Youth Sunday School class and served as church secretary and treasurer for many years.

She selflessly cared for others and always offered support to family and friends, encouraging them to become the best that they could be. Sara was loved by many for her work and willingness to help others in the Fallsburg community. She received the WSAZ Hometown Hero award in 1999.

Sara was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Lawrence County Education Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Moore; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, David (Emma Elizabeth) Rice, Thomas (Elizabeth) Rice, James French (Laura) Rice, and Jackie Rice; and a nephew, David Eli Moore.

Survivors include a brother, Jack Rice of Fallsburg; a brother-in-law, Ralph Moore of Louisa; seven nieces, Susan Gipson, Linda Beth Ferguson, Joyce Burton, Wanda Blevins, Marsha Shannon, Debra Savage Rice, and Sara Elizabeth “Penny” Rice; and eight nephews, Paul Rice, Carl Rice, Richard Rice, Donald Rice, Herb Rice, Joe Rice, Randy Savage Rice, and Gregory Rice; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.               

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23 at Wilson Funeral Home, 1270 Highway 2565, Louisa, KY from 4:30-9:00 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at Myrtle Chapel Church on Friday, February 24 at 2:00 pm with the Reverend Clifford Austin officiating.  Interment will be at the Clem Short Cemetery.

Those choosing to make a memorial donation may do so to: 

Myrtle Chapel Church Building Fund, % Joe Reed, 33 Maize Lane, Louisa, KY 41230-8201; or to Community Hospice, Inc., 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101,   http://www.chospice.org/index.asp

Harlen Sparks

1932 - 2012

Harlen Sparks, 79, of Louisa, Ky. went to be with the Lord Saturday, at Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Sparks was born July 3, 1932 at Zelda, Ky., a son of the late Fred and Sallie Varney Sparks. He was retired from Calgon, and a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church, and an Air Force veteren of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by five sisters; Cora Potler, Gertrude Ross, Mae Himburg, Reva Wellman, and Frances Bellomy, three brothers; James Sparks, Walter Sparks and Thomas Sparks.

He is survived by his wife Norma Jean Adams Sparks, of Louisa, Ky., one daughter; Deborah (Terry) Jean Webb, Louisa, Ky., one son; Terry (Nancy) Lee Sparks of West Jefferson, Ohio, one sister; Chloe Lewis of Shiloh, Ohio, and one brother, Homer Sparks of St Marys, Ohio. Six grandchildren; Cassandra (David) M. Grace, Erica Webb, Brittany (Brandon) R. Kitts, Nicole L. Sparks, Travis M. Sparks, Natalie M. Sparks, five great grandchildren; Rachael Groce, Madison Groce, Emalynn Kitts, Dawson Kitts and Ella Sparks.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church and burial will be in the Catalpa Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church.

Young Funeral Home, Inc. of Louisa, Ky. will be in charge of funeral arrangements.

Fannie Crabtree Young

1936 - 2012

Fannie Crabtree Young, 75, of Webbville, Ky. passed away today, Feb. 11, 2012 at Community Hospice Center in Ashland, Ky. after a short illness. She was a housewife.

Born June 13, 1936 in Louisa, Ky. she was a daughter of the late Dave and Irene Roninette Crabtree.

Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Young, of Webbville, Ky., one daughter; Linda (Bob) Crum, Louisa, Ky., one son; Charles F. Young, Webbville, Ky., four sisters; Daisy (Sylvester) Sprouse, Columbus, Ohio, Linda Hatfield, Columbus, Ohio, Patricia (John) Baker, Catlettsburg, Ky. and Alina Triplett, Webbville, Ky., two brothers; Frank Crabtree, Columbus, Ohio and Jerry (Vickie) Crabtree also of Columbus. Also surviving are two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Services for Mrs. Young will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel by Rev. Ralph Hogston. Burial will follow at Yatesville Memorial Gardens under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Young Funeral Home with family gathering at 4:00 p.m.


Percy Keaton

1927 - 2012

Percy Keaton, 85, of Martha, Ky. went home to be with his Heavenly Father on February 10, 2012 after an extended illness.

He was born in Lawrence County in Terryville on January 27, 1927, a son of the late Spence and Nola Elkins Keaton. He was a resident of Martha for several years.

Percy was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Cole, Lois Keaton, Emma K. Sparks Kelly, and America Merkie Keaton; two brothers Hershell Jr. Keaton and Virgil Keaton.

Percy is survived by his wife Polly Keaton, special daughter Rosemary & husband Joe Honeycutt; three loving grand daughters, Lora Elam and husband Donnie, Teresa Mosley and huband Randy, Stephanie and huband Keith Cisco; a precious grandson Samuel David Collins and wife Phyllis; a great great grandson Layne Holbrook; two loving sisters Maxine Rowland and Dixie Collier and husband Wendell; Special Friends John Rigsby, Bennie Keaton and Ralph Cordle.

Funeral services will be conducted by Bro. Ralph Cordle and Bro. Eullis Adams on Monday February 13th at 1:00 pm at the Old Paint Church at Crockett, KY. Burial will follow in the Nanny Skaggs Cemetery at Martha, KY.

Friends may call after 2:00 pm Saturday and anytime on Sunday at the Old Paint Church Crockett, KY

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


Online condolences may be made to www.timeformemory.com/wilson

Georgemary Thacker

1923 - 2012

Georgemary Thacker, 88, of Louisa, Ky. went to be with her Hevenly Father at 3:20 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 8, 2012. She was a delight to all of Lawrence County and especially her beloved Louisa First Baptist Church, where she served for six decades as a Sunday School teacher and other various offices through the years.

She will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

The gracious Ms. Thacker was co-owner/operator of Wellman Hardware in Louisa from 1967-1989 when she retired. She was born March 19, 1923 in Paintsville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Curt Thacker, who died in 1985, her parents Clark F. and Hattie Blair Walters, one son, Gayle Thacker and one daughter, Anne.

Survivors include her son, Joel (Rachel) Thacker of Louisa, grandchildren; J.P Thacker, Louisa, Ky., Kevin Damron, Scottown, Ohio, and Darren Damron, Ft. Gay, W.Va. Also, great-grandchildren who called her 'Great Gran', Lindsay Damron, Javin Lee Damron, Frankie Hunter, and Peyton Hunter.

Funeral services, under the direction of Brother Ric Frazier will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at the Louisa First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa, Ky. with Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Louisa First Baptist Church with family gathering at 12:00.


Hubert Allen Dutton

1949 - 2012

Hubert Allen Dutton, 62, of Louisa died Monday, February 6, 2012 at home in Louisa. 

Hubert was born September 27, 1949 in Louisa, KY. He is the son of the late Hubert Cecil and the late Mary Gwendolyn (Henry) Dutton. He was a former truck driver.

He is survived by three sisters; Peggy Hinkle of Columbus, OH, Jerry Joan Grotsky of Lake Worth, FL, Mary Cleo Dutton of Boyton Beach, FL and one brother; Paul Edward Dutton of West Palm Beach, FL.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.

Beverly Crawford

1964 - 2012

Beverly Crawford, age 47, of Louisa died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Kings Daughters Medical Center of Ashland, KY.  Beverly was born December 5, 1964 in Louisa, KY., a daughter of the late Billy and the late Geraldine (Watts) McKenzie.

She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Crawford, one daughter: Brandie Jordan of Louisa, KY and one son; Billy Joe Crawford of Louisa, KY,  three sisters; Teresa Spurlock of Olive Hill, KY, Melody Smith of Louisa, KY, Brenda Baisden of Louisa, KY and one brother; Greg Mckenzie of Catlettsburg, KY; She also has two granddaughters Layken Jordan; and Leah Jordan.


The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Friday, February 10 at Richardson Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Richardson, KY with Bro. Tommy Meade officiating.  Burial will be in McClure Cemetery, Louisa.

Friends may call after 2:00 pm Thursday at the Richardson Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Mary Elizabeth Preston

1928 - 2012

Mary Elizabeth Preston, 83, of Louisa made her journey home Monday Feb. 6, 2012 at Community Hospice in Ashland after an accident at home.

Born March 29, 1928 in Matewan, WV, She was the daughter of the late William M. and Lizzy Lou Fitchpatrick Terry. She was a member of the Mount Olive Church and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband Scott Preston and baby girl Etta Mae Preston, two sisters Kathern Runyon, Sue Ellen Ratliff, four brothers Donald Terry, Emanuel Terry, Jacob Terry, and Bill Dave Terry.

Survivors include two sisters Jean Stapleton of Nats Creek, Bonnie (George) Little of Louisa, Three Brothers Bobby Ray (Carole) Terry of Whitehall, Ohio, Ronald (Joyce) Terry, Milton Terry of Louisa and lots of nieces and nephews that love her very much.

Funeral services will be conducted by Elders Claude Mulett, J.D. Rice, and Jake Crum on Thursday Feb. 9th at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Preston Cemetery Nats Creek, KY.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home.

Christabell “Crick” Thompson

1920 - 2012

Christabell “Crick” Thompson 92 of Fort Gay, WV went to be with her Lord on Sunday Feb. 5, 2012 following a brief illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born January 22, 1920 at Wayne, WV, the daughter of the late Richard and Nora Riggs Jackson. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Don Arthur Thompson who died in 1998, a son Jack Thompson, and a daughter Donna Sue Thompson.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Jack Webb of Fort Gay, WV; Sons Billie and wife Arvenia Thompson of South Shore, KY, Richard D. and wife Gerri Thompson of Deltona, FL, Michael and Wife Patricia Thompson also of Fort Gay, WV; a daughter-in-law Sue Thompson of Wooster, OH, and a brother Don and wife Ruth Thompson of Rittman, OH, ten grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday Feb. 8th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home by Bro. Jack Webb and Bro. Del Crum. Burial will follow in the Docks Creek Cemetery at Kenova, WV.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Tuesday at the Wilson Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/wilson

Frances Webb Riggs Cain

1915 - 2012

Frances Webb Riggs Cain, 96, of Louisa, Ky. peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2012 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born on November 18, 1915 in Webbville, Ky., the daughter of W.T. Cain, Jr. and Dorothy Webb Cain. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sally Cain Riggs Collins, and by her grandchildren Jana Cain Collins and Robert Scott Collins.

Mrs. Cain graduated from Louisa High School in 1933 and went on to earn a degree in Fine Arts from Morehead State University. She and her family owned and operated the Garden Theater in Louisa from 1921 - 1978. She taught art at Lawrence County High School until her retirement in 1986 and was passionate about helping her students develop their artistic talents.

During her retirement she spent her spare time playing bridge, traveling the world, and working on community service projects that were important to her including the Governor's Task Force on Aging, The Lawrence County Arts Council, The Louisa Beautification Committee, and the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky. She was a longtime member of the Louisa United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her two granddaughters, Lisa (Richard) Rogers of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Dina (Keith) Chaffin of Louisa, Ky.  She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Emily (Kevin) Meyer of Indianapolis, Indiana; Lucia Rogers of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Wesley Chaffin of Richmond, Ky., Andrianna Rogers of Chicago, Illinois, and Samuel Rogers of Indianapolis, Indiana. She recently welcomed great-great grandson, Jack Samuel Meyer.

The family extends their deepest gratitude to caregivers Sue Sloas and Gretchen Childers for their loving, kind, and compassionate care.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Young Funeral Home in Louisa.

Services for Mrs. Cain will be conducted at the Louisa United Methodist Church by Reverend Guy Moyer on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Pinehill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Ky.


Cheryl Pauley Henderson

1943 - 2012

Cheryl Pauley Henderson, 68, of Fallsburg, KY passed away Friday Feb. 3, 2012 at her home in Hancock, MD.

She was born December 7, 1943 in Nankin, Michigan.

She was a 1962 graduate of Lawrence County High School in Louisa, KY. She was retired from the Washington County Board of Education where she worked as a parent involvement/school community aid. She was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland, KY.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, David M. Henderson whom she married September 11, 1965 in Clear Spring, MD, her mother; Billie Ann Pigmon of Louisa, KY; one daughter, Cheryl A. Jones and husband Rob of Gloucester Point, VA; two sons, David C. Henderson of Hancock, MD and Dale W. Henderson of Needmore, PA; two brothers, Phillip Pigmon of Louisa, KY and James Pigmon of Oviedo, FL; one sister, Georgina Hewlett of Brownsburg, IN; grandchildren, Jayden and Olivia Jones; many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents Bill and Georgia Maddy and her step-father John C. Pigmon.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday at 6:00 pm at the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, MD, Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial and a graveside service will be in Maddy Cemetery in Fallsburg, KY, Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.


Online condolences may be made to www.timeformemory.com/wilson

Donna Sue Daniels

1954 - 2012

Donna Sue Daniels, 57, of Louisa, Ky. died today, January 25, 2012 at the Community Hospice Center, Ashland, Ky. after a short illness. Born in Louisa, Ky. on March 13, 1954, she was the owner of Donna's Catering and a member of Louisa Community Church.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Bill Rowe and one son, Roger Lee Daniels.

Survivors include her loving husband of 37 years, Roger Daniels of Louisa, her mother; Grace Lemaster Rowe of Ft. Gay, W.Va., two sons; Steve Daniels of South Point, Ohio and Jason Daniels, Louisa, Ky., five sisters, three brothers and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick May presiding. Burial will follow at Rowe Family Cemetery, Ft. Gay, W.Va. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation is 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday at Young Funeral Home with family gathering at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Ashland Community Hospice Center.


Bennie Milton Cavins, Jr.

1940 - 2012

Bennie Milton Cavins, Jr., 71, of Louisa, Ky. passed away January 22, 2012 after a short illness. He was a steel worker for Carter Steel, Inc.

Born December 9, 1940 at Whitehouse, Ky., he was a son of the late Bennie Cavins, Sr. and Goldie Mae Castle Cavins.

Survivors include his loving wife, Winona A. Cavins, of Louisa, Ky., three daughters; Carol Kerns, Louisa, Ky., Patricia Harbor, Bellefonte, Ohio, Audry Maxam, West Liberty, Ohio, two sons; Henry Cavins, Bellefonte, Ohio, and Bryant Cavins also of Bellfonte, Ohio, one sister; Nancy (Tom) Castle, Offa, Ky., one stepbrother, Lawrence Grayson, Ft. Meyers, Fla.; and several greatgrandchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also, three stepchildren; Carmen Leroy Deardorff, of Tenn., Steven M. Garrison and Edwin Allen Ford, both of Bellefonte, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Cavins will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ray McKinley, Rev. William Gene Hayes presiding. Burial will follow at Perry Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Belles Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

 

Myrtle B. Kirk, 98, of Groveport, Ohio

1913 - 2012

Myrtle B. Kirk, 98, of Groveport, Ohio formerly of Ft. Gay. W.Va passed away on January 15, 2012. 

Myrtle was born April 10, 1913 at Vinson Branch near Glenhayes, W.Va. to the late Dixie Hardwick Artrip Fugett, and Boyd Artrip, who later died in the flu epedemic of 1918. Myrtle was a member of The New Testament Baptist Church of Mt. Gilead, Oh. She loved the Lord, and loved singing His praises and exemplified Proverbs Ch 10 v31.

Myrtle worked hard all her life raising her eight children plus four stepsons and daughters on a hillside farm in Wayne Co., W.Va. Times were hard but she endured every trial including the loss of three children. Her faith was strong until the very end. Myrtle was a great hand at both sewing and knitting and enjoyed reading and story telling. She loved working with her flowers and could make anything grow.

Myrtle is preceded in death by a husband Walter Kirk, Sr. and daughters Vernice Kirk and Betty Kirk Wellman. She was also preceded by son; Mack Kirk, four step-children; Luther Kirk, Ira Kirk, Charlotte Russell and Beatrice Perry, one brother; George Artrip, sisters; Carrie Taylor and Annie Blevins, half brothers; Colonel Fugett, James Fugett, Albert Fuggett, half sister; Francis Pratt.

Myrtle is survived by six of her children; sons Walter (Betty) Kirk, and William (Linda) Kirk, of Marengo, Ohio and daughters Ruth Remchuck, Sarasota, Fl., Carrie (Charles) Callahan of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Darlene (Errol) Tom, Hilliard, Ohio and Sharri (Bill) Sheats of Canal Winchester, Ohio.

Myrtle was also blessed with twenty-nine grandchildren and thirty-nine greatgrandchildren. Myrtle lived a long and fruitful life and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel with Rev. Buck Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at Kirk Cemetery, Radnor, W.Va.

Vusitation will be 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Chester Lawrence Swango

1919 - 2012

Chester Lawrence Swango, age 92, of Dayton, OH died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Louisa, KY.  Chester was born December 30, 1919 in Campton, KY. He is the son of the late Buford and the late Molley (Rose) Swango.

He was retired from National Cash Register Dayton, Ohio with 30 years of service.

He is survived by one daughter: Linda (Doug) Bowen of Inez, KY and one son: Thomas Wayne (Lynn) Swango of Dayton, OH; one sister: Virginia Isaacs of Dayton, OH; He also has three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Predeceased by 4 sisters and 3 brothers

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Rick May officiating.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday January 18 at David's Cemetery, 4600 Mad River Road, Kettering, OH.  Burial will be in David's Cemetery, Kettering on Wednesday, January 18 at 1:00 pm.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 17 from noon till time of services at Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY.

Lois Roberts Carey Land

1923 - 2012

Lois Roberts Carey Land, 88, of Ashland, Ky. passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, ky. She was born January 19, 1923 in Big Catt, Kentucky, a daughter of the late William Andrew and Grace Marie Roberts Carey. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Land, one son, Horace (Bud) Land.

Lois was a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church, the Louise Chapter O.E.S. #292, Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association, and the Democratic Women's Club.

Survivors include four daughters; Carla (Jim) Vanhoose of Ashland, Ky., Marsha Griffin of Ashland, Ky., Glenna Adkins of Phoenix, Arizona, and Minnie Land of Ashland, Ky., three sons; William Robert (Karen) Land of Lexington, Ky., Andy Land of Ashland, ky. and Steve (Liesel) Land of Decatur, Alabama, one sister; Ina Hendrix of West Union, Ohio, fifteen grandchildren and seventeen greatgrandchildren.

Horace (Bud) Land, (DOB 10-18-1949, DOD 12-22-2011) survived by son Christopher Land and Cheyenne Land and brothers and sisters. Buddy will share services with our mother at the request of the family in lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona. 85014 or to the trust of Cheyene Land@U.B.S. 307 South Ashland Ave., Lexington, Ky. 40502 Attn: Bill Land.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 at Louisa Methodist Church with Guy Moyer officiating. Burial will follow at Pinehill Cemetery in Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Chapel.

At the request of this family please donate to Hospice Care Center 2330 Pollard Rd. Ashland, Ky. in the name of Lois C. Land.

Lisa Mae Sartin

1970 - 2012

Lisa Mae Sartin, age 41, of Louisa died Friday, January 13, 2012 at Ashland, KY.  Lisa was born November 28, 1970 in Charleston, SC. She is the daughter of Elliot Wayne Sartin and Mildred Lucile (Marcum) Ford.

She is survived by her father, Elliot Wayne Sartin, mother, Mildred Lucile (Marcum) Ford of Louisa,; one sister: Christie Ford of Louisa, KY and one brother: David Sartin of Naugatuck, WV;  sister-in-law, Tammy Sartin of Naugatuck, WV.


The funeral will be held 2:00 pm on Monday, January 16 at Stoney Hill Baptist Church,  Stone Coal, WV with Rev. Bobby Perry officiating.  Burial will be in Marcum Cemetery, Stone Coal, WV.

Calling hours will be Sunday, January 15 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wilson Funeral Home  Louisa, KY. and after 10:00 am Monday at the Stoney Hill Baptist Church.

Betty Jean Hammonds

1933 - 2012

Betty Jean Hammonds, age 78, of Webbville died Friday, January 13, 2012 at home in Webbville.  Betty was born April 29, 1933 in Hitchens, KY. She is the daughter of the late Sylvia (Savage) Parsley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Herbert Hammonds who died in 2008.

She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by four daughters: Sylvia Wellman of Webbville, Peanut (Don) Daniels of Blaine, KY, Phylliss (Andre) Tackett of Columbus, Ohio, and Sharon Brown also of Webbville; a son John D. Hammonds of Willard, KY, a stepson Tony Belcher; 10 grandchildren, 12 Step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 17 step grandchildren, and a step great great grandson.

The funeral will be held 1:00 pm on Monday, January 16 at Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church,  Webbville, KY with Rev. David Boggs officiating.  Burial will be in Kitchen Cemetery, Willard, KY

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Sunday at the Cherokee Freewill Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.timeformemory.com/wilson

Leon F. Fraley

1935 - 2012

Leon F. Fraley, 76, of Louisa, Ky. passed away Jan. 10, 2012 at Cornerstone Hospice in Leesburg, Florida. He was born Oct. 20, 1935 in Chattaroy, W.Va. a son of the late Albert and Effie Mae Sammons Fraley. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Fraley, who died in 1995. He was a truck driver, a Vietnam War veteran and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Cassady Fraley, Leesburg, Fl., one daughter,; Kitty King, one son,; Kelley Fraley, San Antonio, Tx., four sisters; Ann Hammonds and Edith Hammonds both of Louisa, Ky., Rita Burchette, Jackson, Ohio, and Nancy Sue Cave, Breachin, Ohio, one brother; John Fraley, Ft. Gay, W.Va., six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be by Elder Ed James and Richard Robertson on Sunday, January 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Wellman Cemetery, Ft. Gay, W.Va. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Visitation will be saturday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. ay Young Funeral Home. Family will gather at 4:00 p.m.

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