Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 11, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Paul Gillem (1944-2008)

Paul A. Gillem, age 64, of Ashland, Ky., died Aug. 10, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Gillem was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Ashland, a son of the late Willard Gillem and the late Carla Maxine Williams Gillem.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Thomas Gillem, who died in 1997; and a sister, Mary Anderjack.

He was a retired 911 dispatcher. Following his retirement, he worked as a carrier for Small Stuff and Gallaher Group. He was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church and Tri-State Woodworkers Club, a 1961 graduate of Ashland High School, a Kentucky colonel and an avid pen maker.

Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Sue Caudill Gillem of Ashland; two daughters, Paula Wiseman and husband, Jon of Robinson, Ill., and Rebecca Anne Gillem, at home; and three grandchildren, Lauren, Alan and Rachel Wiseman.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Mike Blankenship. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhomes.com

Euel Ratliff (1931-2008)

Euel Ratliff, age 77, of Ashland, Ky., died Aug. 8, 2008 in Community Hospice Care Center following an extended illness.

He was born March 4, 1931, in Pikeville, Ky., a son of the late William D. and Causby Mullins Ratliff.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Daniel Ratliff.

He was co-owner of A & E Ratliff Heating and Cooling. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He was an ordained minister and a member of Little Jewell Old Regular Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Tony Ratliff of Ashland; a daughter, Linda Cathey of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; sisters, Pansy Gibson of Marion, Ohio, and Esther Jeanelle Sturgill of Colorado; and two grandsons, Mitchell and Matthew Cathey of Elk Grove Village.

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