Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 6, 2007

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


Betty Jo McCoy Powell - 1923-2007

Betty Jo McCoy Powell, 83, of Ashland, Ky., formerly of Bridgeport, W.Va., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, in Jo-Lin Health Care Center in Ironton, Ohio.

Mrs. Powell was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Elizabeth, W.Va., in Wirt County, a daughter of the late Carl E. and Eva Wooddell McCoy.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard McCoy; and two sisters, Kathleen Wright and Helen Maxwell.

She was a retired executive secretary and worked for a number of years for a manufacturing company in Parkersburg and Huntington, W.Va.

She was an avid golfer and bridge player, a member of Simpson Creek Baptist Church in Bridgeport, a member of the ABW-RFD Circle, past president of the Ladies Golf Association at the Bridgeport Country Club, a member of the Senior Citizens Center and attended Wirt County High School, Mountain State Business College and Fairmont State College.

Surviving are her husband, Olin L. Powell of Ashland, whom she married on Nov. 7, 1946, in Parkersburg; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Faye Powell of Ashland; a daughter, Ajay Powell of Stockton, Calif.; and three sisters, Billie Llewellyn of Bayonet Point, Fla., Arlene Kelley of Columbus, Ohio, and Beatrice Johnston of Parkersburg.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Russell, Ky., by Pastor Ken Gowin.

Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.



Charles C. Snyder - 1922-2007

Charles C. Snyder, 84, recently of Bellevue, Ohio, and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Orchard Grove Assisted Living in Bellevue.

Mr. Snyder was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late Walter C. and Anne (Cecil) Snyder. He graduated from Catlettsburg High School and was a World War II Navy veteran.

Coach Snyder had been a teacher and assistant football coach at Kentucky University, the head football coach at Marshall University and the assistant athletic director and assistant football coach at University of Toledo. He was a member of the Marshall University M Club and the Hall of Fame, was a Kentucky colonel since 1965 and a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the American Football Coaches Association, the Kiwanis Club of Toledo and the Downtown Coaches Association of Toledo.

Survivors include his son, Wally (Diane) Snyder of Bellevue; a granddaughter, Andrea Snyder-Robinson of Cleveland; and a grandson, Michael Snyder, a student at The Ohio State University.

Mr. Snyder was preceded by his wife, Betty Jo (Jordan) Snyder, whom he married on Aug. 2, 1946, and who died on June 1, 2005.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Snyder and Kenzie Snyder, and a sister, Annabelle Feaganes.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. Burial will be in Catlettsburg Cemetery.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Orchard Grove Assisted Living, One Audrich Square, Bellevue, OH 44811.

Arrangements are by Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue, OH 44811.



Edna Mae Pack Burns - 1916-2007

Edna Mae Pack Burns, age 90, of Knapp Avenue in Morehead, Ky., passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

She was born July 12, 1916, in Boyd County, Ky., the daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Bertha Spears Pack.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Pack. George William “Bill” Burns, the father of her children, passed away Aug. 10, 2001.

Mrs. Burns is survived by a son, Dan Michael (Martha) Burns of Nevis, West Indies; two daughters, Pamela Girten of Louisville, Ky., and Billye Jo (Virgil) Spaulding of Catlettsburg, Ky.; a sister, Leola Crider of Catlettsburg; and three grandchildren, Darren Green, the Rev. David V. Spaulding and Denise Spaulding.

Mrs. Burns was the former co-owner of Burns Department Store and owned and operated the Style Shoppe for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead by the Rev. David V. Spaulding. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at the funeral home, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.



Demetrius S. Kemplin Warren - 1953-2007

Demetrius S. Kemplin Warren, 53, of Elyria, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at the home of her mother, Jewell Cohen Kemplin of Sandy Hook, Ky.

She was born April 25, 1953, in West Liberty, Ky., a daughter of Jewell Cohen Kemplin and the late Dee Kemplin.

She was a former certified nursing assistant and counselor at Webers Health Care in Wellington, Ohio, and a Baptist.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jack A. Warren; four children, Jason and wife Katherine Supthin of Wakeman, Ohio, Glen and wife Laura Supthin of Las Vegas, Brett Warren of Toledo, Ohio, and Sonoma and husband Ron Beck of Lorain, Ohio; three grandchildren, Caleb Supthin, and Luke and Autumn Beck; three brothers, Bob Kemplin, Dale and wife Audrey Kemplin and Gale and wife Rita Kemplin; a sister, Sharon Stafford, all of Sandy Hook; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



Terry L. Waits

Terry L. Waits, 65, of Isonville, Ky., formerly of Grove City, Ohio, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus with family at his bedside on Feb. 6, 2007.

Mr. Waits was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Francis and Alta Waits.

He was the son-in-law of Delmar and Juanita Hay of Isonville.

His survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Carolyn (Hay) Waits; a daughter, Annette (Len) Dailey of Columbus; sons Chris (Pam) Waits of Somerset, Ohio, and Brian (Robin) Waits of Martinsville, Ind.; a sister, Shirley (Dale) Burdette; a brother, Ray (Barbara) Waits, all of Grove City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.

Terry was an ordained minister who spent many hours helping and praying for the needs of others. He enjoyed reading and studying his Bible.

His wit, humor and a smile for everyone will be missed by all.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.



Helen Robinson - 1928-2007

Helen Ruth Brown Robinson, 79, of Cincinnati, formerly of Westwood and Flatwoods, died Tuesday.

She was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Williamson, W.Va.

Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Anthony Applegate - 1964-2007

Anthony Jackson Applegate, 42, of Greenup, died Monday in Greenbriar Nursing Home in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

He was born July 25, 1964, in Vanceburg.

His wife, Diane Steele Applegate, survives.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup. Burial will be in Kirby Flats Cemetery in Ashland.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and after noon Thursday at the funeral home.



Edmund Taylor

Edmund L. Taylor, 70, of South Shore, died Tuesday at his residence.

Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Joseph “Joe” Rigsby

Joseph “Joe” Rigsby, 35, of Martha, died Monday from injuries he received in an automobile accident in Johnson County.

Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Donald Hayes

Donald E. Hayes, 78, of Ironton, formerly of Ashland, Ky., died Tuesday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.