Dr. James F. Williamson - 1933-2008
Dr. James F. Williamson passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Naples, Fla., after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Williamson died with his loving wife of 52 years, Lavonne, at his side.
He is also survived by three daughters, Nanci Williamson Simpson (Bobby) of Lexington, Ky., Karen Williamson Rogers (Richard) of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Beth Williamson Manning (Dennis) of Norfolk, Va.; and six grandchildren, Katherine Russell Simpson and Benjamin Haskell Simpson of Lexington, Morgan Elizabeth Rogers and Richard O. Rogers IV of Winston-Salem and William Alden Manning and Mary Heath Manning of Norfolk. Dr. Williamson also leaves to cherish his memory a sister, Mary Jo Holloway of Cullman, Ala. He was preceded by his brother, Robert L. Williamson.
Dr. Williamson, son of the late Russell and Nolda Williamson, was born in 1933 and raised in Inez, Ky. Upon graduation from Inez High School, Dr. Williamson attended Georgetown College. He graduated magna cum laude and subsequently enrolled at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, fulfilling his dream of becoming a doctor. Dr. Williamson began his medical practice in Ashland, Ky., as an obstetrician-gynecologist beginning what would be a long and fulfilling professional life. In addition to serving his patients, Dr. Williamson was appointed assistant clinical professor for his alma mater, the University of Louisville School of Medicine. After nearly 40 years of practicing medicine, he retired in 1998, dividing his time between Naples and Lexington, Ky. Retirement provided the time and opportunity for him to enjoy his beloved sport of golf.
During his years in Ashland, Dr. Williamson was active at First Baptist Church of Ashland. He served on the board of managers of King’s Daughters Medical Center, also fulfilling a term as president of staff. Like his father who enjoyed a second career in banking, Dr. Williamson served for more than 20 years on the boards of the Inez Deposit Bank and the First National Bank of Louisa.
Beyond the countless hours of caring for his patients, Dr. Williamson believed his family should be the primary focus of his life. He treasured his special, personal relationship with each of his six grandchildren, ensuring that each one feels justified claiming the title “Daddy Jim’s favorite.”
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main St., Lexington, Ky.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Avow Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.
Tony Cooper - 1978-2008
Tony Gus Cooper, 30, of Catlettsburg, went to be with our gracious Father in Heaven on Sunday, June 15, 2008, in Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., following a severe car accident on Thursday, June 12, 2008.
Mr. Cooper was born March 11, 1978, in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Lawrence County High School with the Class of 1997 and was a heavy-equipment operator for seven years. Tony was a loving father and husband, an altogether man who cared for everyone and took care of his family. He was also a strong Christian and believer of the Baptist faith.
Sadly left behind are his loving family: his wife of 10 years, Brenda Lou Spillman Cooper; two sons, Isaac Chase Cooper, age 7, and Tony Cage Cooper, age 5; his parents, Bill Lee Isaacs and Loretta Kay Sergent Isaacs of Catlettsburg and Thomas Joseph Cooper Sr. and Kathy Cooper of Columbus; three sisters, Amanda Kay Isaacs-Crisp of Catlettsburg, Racheal Lee Isaacs of Ashland and Donna Marie Cooper of Columbus; two brothers, Jonathan Seth Isaacs of Catlettsburg and Danny Cooper of Columbus; six nieces; nine nephews; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Joseph Cooper Jr.; his grandfather, Alonzo Sergent; and his grandmothers, Wanda Faye Sergent and Marie Cooper.
A funeral service in memory of Tony Cooper will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Danny Wallace will offer words of comfort and reassurance. Final rest will be in Isaacs-Cooper Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ginger Hale - 1940-2008
Virginia Irene “Ginger” Hale, 67, of Greenup, Ky., died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky.
She was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Maurice Kenneth T-Boy and Levisa Mills Wills.
In addition, she was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Lee Wills and Timothy Dwayne Hale; two brothers, William Wills and James Doran Wills; and a sister, Mary Royster.
Surviving are a son, Robert D. Hale of Greenup; granddaughters Rachel Cochran of Lexington, Ky., and Dianne Tolliver and Marianne L. Hale, both of Greenup; and grandsons Brian Adkins and Robert Alex Hale, both of Greenup.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Jim Matthews.
Burial will be in Short Branch Cemetery in Greenup.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, June 19, 2008, at the funeral home.
Wesley Edward McDavid - 1929-2008
At age 78, Wesley of Ypsilanti, Mich., was taken from his family on June 14, 2008.
He was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Willard, Ky.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked at the University of Michigan hospital and campus for 30 years. He loved life and had many varied interests. Above all, he was the best husband, daddy and papaw.
Left to mourn are his wife of 52 years, Virginia; his daughter and son-in-law, Ramona Belle and Dave Orleans; his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tina McDavid and daughter Connie Anderson; his grandchildren, Shaina Belle, Zechariah Edward and Grace Irene McDavid, Kelvie Brooks and Molly and Katy Anderson; his nieces and nephew; and a host of relatives and friends.
He goes to heaven to meet those who preceded him in death: his son, Wesley Edward McDavid Jr.; his parents, Osa Belle and Benjamin Franklin Jr.; his sister, Ruby Faye; and hisbrother, Benjamin Franklin III.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2008, at Nie Family Funeral Home, Carpenter Road Chapel, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, June 21 from noon until time services at 1 p.m. Dwight Back will officiate. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti.
To read his full obituary, sign the guestbook and leave a memory, please visit his personal page at www.niefuneralhomes.com.
Joyce Marie Albright - 1931-2008
Joyce Marie Albright, 77, of Grayson, Ky., was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 17 in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.
She was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Olive Hill, Ky., Carter County, a daughter of the late William Riley and Nellie King Jessee. In addition, she was preceded in death by a sister, Letha Nolan, and two brothers, Archie Jessee and William Riley Jessee Jr.
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a member of Hopewell Holiness Mission.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles W. Albright; three sons, Ricky Albright of Grayson, Ky., Charles W. Jr. (Yetive) Albright of Corbin, Ky., and Gary (DeeAnna) Albright of Grayson; two daughters, Vickie (Wendell) Brooks of Mount Sterling, Ky., and Jennifer (Rex) Clark of Morehead, Ky.; a special niece, Alyce Hammond of Olive Hill; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, June 19 at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, followed by the funeral at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Randy Binion, minister. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery in Olive Hill.
Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com.
John “Dick” Duley - 1929-2008
John D. “Dick” Duley, 79, of Ashland, died Wednesday in King’s Daughters Medical Center.
He was born April 7, 1929, in Ashland.
There will be no funeral service or visitation.
Miller Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Lunsford - 1927-2008
Wilma L. Dyer Lunsford, 81, of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday at her residence.
She was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Fallsburg.
Her husband, Noah W. Lunsford, preceded her in death.
Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.
Claude “CP” Patterson - 1951-2008
Claude “CP” Patterson, 57, of Burlington, formerly of South Shore, died Monday in St. Luke Hospice Care Center in Fort Thomas.
He was born May 10, 1951, in Honolulu.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore. Burial will be in Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, Ky. or 85 N. Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075, the American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs, KY 41017; or the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, in care of Ralph H. Hruban, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 401 N. Broadway, Weinberg, 2242, Baltimore, MD 21231-2410.
Robert Elliott, 71, of Greenup, died Wednesday at his residence.
Evans Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.
Glenna Houck, 64, of Grayson, died Wednesday in Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson.
Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.
Helen Calhoun, 82, of Grayson, died Tuesday at her residence.
Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.
Guy Fugett - 1936-2008
Guy Fugett, 71, of Louisa, died Tuesday in the J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa.
He was born Dec. 17, 1936, at Torchlight.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial will be in Fugett-McKenzie Cemetery in Louisa.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/wilson.
Jane Trusty, 83, of Sal-yersville, died Tuesday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Magoffin County Funeral Home in Salyersville.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Paul Boright - 1949-2008
Paul Martin Boright, 59, of South Point, died June 12 at his residence.
He was born April 8, 1949, in Cumberland, Md.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Sedgwick United Methodist Church in Ironton.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton is in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to Tri-State Industries, 606 Carlton-Davidson Lane, Coal Grove, OH 45638.
Condolences may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Dr. James F. Williamson - 1933-2008
Mary K. White - 1924-2014
Mary K. Kleykamp-White, 89, of Ashland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Wells Moore - 1953-2014
Wells Moore, 60, of Wheelock, Texas, passed away March 3, 2014. He is mourned by many friends and family members. He will be remembered for countless reasons, not the least of which were his easy‑going personality and caring, compassionate nature.
Charles E. Fosson Sr. - 1923-2014
Charles E. Fosson Sr. passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Marion F. “Bub” Burton - 1928-2014
Marion F. “Bub” Burton, 85, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland surrounded by his family.
David P. Wellman - 1941-2014
David P. Wellman, 73, of Argillite, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home while under the care of Community Hospice and with his wife and family at his side.
Al L. Bunner - 1946-2014
Al L. Bunner, 67, of Greenup, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Mary Louise Felty Martin - 1958-2014
Mary Louise Felty Martin was granted her angel wings and went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Leslie Mark Bledsoe - 1973-2014
Leslie Mark Bledsoe, 40, of Louisa, formerly of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Three Rivers Regional Medical Center in Louisa.
Virginia Wright - 1928-2014
Virginia Lee Talbert Wright, 85, of Ashland, died Monday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Thomas Michael Howe
Thomas Michael “Tom” Howe, 64, of Ashland, died Wednesday at his residence.
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