Helen Clay Rice - 1934-2007
Helen Clay “Rosie” Rice, faithful wife, loving mother and servant of Christ, rests peaceful now in the arms of her Savior, following her passing Friday evening Oct. 12, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on Johnson’s Fork.
Mrs. Rice was 73 years of age, born on July 4th, 1934, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Edward and Herma Holbrook Clay. Helen was a faithful member of Garner Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. She was a teller for many years retiring from Community Trust Bank. Following her retirement, Helen volunteered with Community Hospice for 10 years, and was a member and past President of Friends of Hospice, always displaying a tender and compassionate heart with patients and their families. Helen was the consummate homemaker, outstanding cook and loved to garden and sew. “Who can find a virtuous woman?” Proverbs 31:10.
Helen leaves behind her adoring husband of 54 years, Sidney L. Rice. Together their home has been blessed with four wonderful children, Mark Rice, his wife Donna, Ashland, Julie Riffe, her husband Gary, Huntington, Theresa Kazee, her husband Jack, and Lisa Spears, her husband Greg, all of Catlettsburg; 11 grandchildren, Ryan Kazee, Catlettsburg, Andrew Brewer, Hannah Brewer, both of Huntington, Joe Riffe, Benjamin Riffe, Buck Davis, Skyler Elswick, all of Ashland, Anna Coleman, Allison Coleman, both of Catlettsburg, Kiefer Spears, Jessie Spears, both of Ashland; five precious great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Ed Clay, Akron, Franklin D. Clay, Lewis Center, Ohio; two sisters, Ella Mae Rolen and Wanda Carter, both of Ashland.
Preceding her in death are two brothers, Billie B. “Red” Clay and Bobby G. Clay.
To pay homage to Mrs. Helen Rice a funeral is to be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:00 a.m., at the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, Catlettsburg, with Pastors Gary Arrington and Mike Blankenship to honor with personal eulogies and a message of hope and assurance. Final rest will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to pay condolences may do so from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday evening at the Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg.
As a tribute to Helen’s selfless spirit of giving, a contribution may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101, in lieu of flowers.
Betty Jo Caniff Shope
Betty Jo Caniff Shope, 77, of Albany, Ga., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home in Albany, with the Rev. Jim Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
A native of Flatwoods, Ky., Mrs. Shope was a retired secretary with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was a member of the Crape Myrtle Order of the Eastern Star and a former professional Girl Scout. Mrs. Shope was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Ann Azbill and Helen S. Shope, both of Albany; two grandchildren, Christopher Scott Azbill of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jason Keith Azbill of Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, Patrick Caniff and Robert Caniff, both of Ashland.
Mrs. Shope was preceded in death by her husband, T/Sgt. Kermit E. Shope; and one daughter, Melody Lynn Shope.
The family will be staying at the residence of Mrs. Betty Ann Azbill, 612 Sandalwood Circle, and receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Kimberell-Stern.
Those desiring, please make memorials to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Drive, Albany, Ga. 31707; or to the Phoebe Foundation, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, Ga. 31702.
You may go online and share your own special thoguths and memories with the family of Mrs. Shope by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s Web site at kimbrellstern.com.
Aaron Prince - 2007-2007
Aaron Keeghan Prince, 2 days old, died Thursday at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was born Oct. 9, 2007 in Ashland, the son of Nicholas Scott and Tina Louise Hargis Prince of Proctorville.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include maternal grandparents, Jeff and Rita Hargis of Proctorville; Paternal grandparents, Richard and Connie Prince of Ironton; maternal great-grandmothers, Bonnie Gue of South Point and Mary Hargis of Huntington, W.Va.; maternal great-grandfather, Kyle Hargis of Okeechobee, Fla.; Paternal great-grandparents, Chester and Lila Wiley of Catlettsburg; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Lillian Hargis of Huntington.
Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Haverhill Cemetery, with the Rev. William Moore officiating. There will be no visitation.
Condolences may be sent to phillipsfuneralhome.net
Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton is in charge of the arrangements.
Donna Gaye Owens Blake 1956-2007
Alva Gene Blake 1944-2007
Hand in hand, since March 4, 1990, Alva Gene Blake, age 63, and Donna Gaye Owens Blake, age 51, on Oct. 10, 2007, were granted the privilege of greeting their Lord together.
Donna Gaye Owens Blake, 51, of Ashland went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at her home with her husband and mother.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W.Va., with the Rev. Richard Suman officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Kenova.
She was born July 9, 1956, in Kermit, W.Va., a daughter of the late Albert Lee “Buster” and Billie F. York Owens.
Donna was a former nurse assistant with King’s Daughters Medical Center.
She is survived by her five beloved sisters, Diana Romans of Westwood, Rosalie Wheeler, Sherry Davis and Heather Daniels, all of Ashland and Becki Castle of Flatwoods.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova.
Alva and Donna enjoyed watching Scooby Doo cartoons, Jeopardy and whodunit shows and movies. However, their greatest pleasures were playing with their nieces, nephews and pets. Both were strong advocates for children and they made numerous charitable contributions to help such organizations.
Alva Gene Blake, 63, of Ashland went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at his home with his wife and mother-in-law.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 15, 2007, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, with the Rev. Richard Suman officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Kenova.
He was born June 7, 1944, in Huntington, to the late Ray E. and Stella Scarberry Blake. He was retired from Shop Rite where he had been the manager of the meat department.
In addition to his wife and mother-in-law, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Emzy, Russell, Eugene, Elza and Junior Blake; one sister, Alene Williamson; and a special brother-in-law, Harold Coovert.
Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Gayle Blake of Morehead and her special friend, Leonard Burton; a sister, Erma Lee Coovert of Barboursville; and a brother, Raymond Lee Blake, also of Barboursville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova.
Billie F. York Owens - 1937-2007
In choosing to try to save the lives of her daughter, Donna, and son-in-law, Alva, during a house fire, Billie F. York Owens, age 70, from Ashland went to meet her Lord and to rejoin her beloved spouse, Albert Lee “Buster” Owens. She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Kermit, W.Va., the daughter of the late Thomas York and the late Bessie Justice York Stuart.
She was a retired pediatrics LPN at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She enjoyed singing the praises of her Lord. She loved doing crafts, gardening and her pets. However, her earthly treasurers were her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was her fervent prayer that she would see them all in Heaven one day.
Billie is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Diana and Pete Romans of Westwood, Rosalie and Paul Wheeler, Sherry and Jim Davis and Heather Daniels, all of Ashland and Becki and Dave Castle of Flatwoods; eight grandchildren, Curtis Sharp of Grayson, James Sharp of Catlettsburg, Amanda Wheeler of Pedro, Matthew Davis, Albert Wheeler, Mason and Jason Daniels, all of Ashland, and Jordan Castle of Flatwoods; three great-grandchildren, Destanie and Christie Sharp of Grayson and RaShaye Wheeler of Ashland; two sisters, Lillian and Doug Giomi of Columbus and Sarah and Wayne Newland of Catlettsburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Glendine York of Inez and Don and Sue York of Wurtland. She will be sadly missed by numerous relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to Rollins Funeral Home at P.O. Box 309, Kenova, W.Va. 25530-0309 to help defray the cost of the funerals. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, with the Rev. Richard Suman officiating. “Serenade by Angels” and “Peace in the Valley” will be sung by Janice McKee. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Kenova.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Ashland Grace Nazarene Church will be hosting a dinner for friends and family after the service.
Carol Allen, 63, of Greenup, died Oct. 13, 2007, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell.
Arrangements are pending at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup.
Cecil Justice - 1919-2007
Cecil Justice, 87, of South Shore, died Oct. 12, 2007, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Greenup.
He was the husband of the late Fern Justice and the late Rachel Justice.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore. Burial will be in Warnock Cemetery in Warnock, Ky. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Lena Stamm - 1912-2007
Lena Ellen Stamm, 94, of Vanceburg, died Saturday at Golden Living Center in Vanceburg.
She was born Nov. 6, 1912, in Queens and was the wife of the late Thomas Stamm.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg. Burial will be in Bivens Cemetery in Quicks Run.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today and until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Thomas Edwin “Tommy” Rose - 1944-2007
Thomas Edwin “Tommy” Rose, 63, of Prestonsburg, died at his residence Saturday.
He was born Aug. 13, 1944, and was the husband of Linda Wells-Rose.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg.. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Gardens in Prestonsburg.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Carter Funeral Home in Prestonsburg.
Clell Mabery - 1928-2007
Clell Raymond “Jake” Mabery, 79, of Coal Grove, died Oct 13, 2007, at his residence.
He was born July 4, 1928, and was the son of the late Jack and Stella Conley Mabery.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetary.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home.
Ralph Smith - 1925-2007
Ralph B. Smith, 82, of Ironton, died Oct. 12, 2007, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.
He was born July 24, 1925, and was the husband of Mora McDaniel Smith.
Funeral wil be at 1 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetary.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home.
Leota Eveline Bird, 87 of Huntington died Oct. 13, 2007. Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Clay Rice - 1934-2007
David Keith Miller 1947-2014
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Carolyn Alley 1944-2014
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Mary Elizabeth Weaver Fannin 1906-2014
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