Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 25, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Magdalene Thompson Spears - 1910-2006

Magdalene Thompson Spears, 96, of Ashland, died Sunday morning in Kingsbrook Lifecare Center following a short illness.

She was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Lawrence County, Ky., a daughter of the late Marion T. and Elizabeth Bishop Carter.

Magdalene was a member of 13th Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delbert Thompson; her second husband, Benjamin Spears; a son, John David Thompson; three brothers, Hayes, O.T. and Ivan Carter; and two sisters, Emma McCoy and Mary Gold Carter.

Survivors include two sons, Ted R. Thompson and wife Lois of Flatwoods, Ky., and Roy C. Thompson and wife Ellen of Maryville, Tenn.; a sister, Inez Faulkner ofAshland; five grandchildren, Rob Thompson of Russell, Ky., Diana Faust of Plano, Texas, Marilyn Jan Withrow of Timberlake, N.C., Richard Curtis Thompson of Lewisville, Texas, and David Paul Thompson of Riley, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Scott Merrett, Jonathan David Thompson, Stephen Paul Thompson, Katherine Ann Thompson and Maria Thompson; and a great-great granddaughter, Victoria Lynn Merrett.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday by Brother Bill Parker at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at prestonfuneral.com.

Donald Cantrell - 1959-2006

Donald R. Cantrell of 32nd Street, Ashland, passed away suddenly on Friday evening, Dec. 22, 2006, in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

Mr. Cantrell was just 47 years of age, born on May 10, 1959, in Ashland, Ky., a son of the late Charles E. and Mary Lena Cox Cantrell.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda Bishop and Joyce Kiser.

He was an employee of the Ashland Marathon Marine Division for the past seven years on the river tow Kyova. Don served his country and the commonwealth honorably for 22 years in the Kentucky National Guard 201st Engineering Batallion Company A and was of the Pentecostal faith.

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