Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 5, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Harry Eugene Castle Jr.

Harry Eugene Castle Jr., 46, loving husband of Kelly Brown Castle, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.

A native of Ashland, Ky., he was the son of Harry Eugene Castle Sr. of Ashland and Delores Chandler Castle and a TMMK team member.

Survivors besides his wife include two wonderful sons, Christopher (April) Castle and Cory Castle, all of Georgetown; four sisters, Linda (Ernie) Boyles of Flatwoods, Brenda Deskins of Russell, Glenda (Doug) Duff of Dayton, Ohio, and Patty (Ken) Abden of Tipp City, Ohio; parents-in-law, Howard and Ethel Brown of Georgetown; two sisters-in-law, Nickie (Chris) Miller of Columbus, Ohio, and Crissy (Kenny) Hogsten of Georgetown; one brother-in-law, Jeff (Dianna) Brown of Ashland; and several nieces, nephews and a host of special friends.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gano Baptist Church by the Rev. Harry Hargis. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be his co-workers from TMMK.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgetown.

Harry was known for his gentle and kind heart and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Online condolences may be made to www.johnsonsfuneralhome.com



Elizabeth Masters - 1955-2008

Elizabeth Masters, 53, of Ashland, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at her residence.

She was born July 5, 1955, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of the late Donald Lee and Cassie Irene Horne Masters.

Elizabeth was a graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School, attended the University of Kentucky, graduated from Morehead State University and Marshall University, receiving high academic honors from all three universities.

Her career included being a librarian at Portsmouth High School and Portsmouth East High School, a teacher at Morehead State University and the Greenup County School Systems. She concluded her career in social work as a counselor.

She is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Pastor Tami Coleman officiating. Interment will be in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society.



Constance Rita Friedlieb - 1920-2008

Constance Rita Friedlieb, age 88, passed away Nov. 19, 2008, peacefully in her sleep. Preceding her in death are sisters, Josephine and Lee.

Surviving are her loving husband, Oskar and her children, Peter (Chris), Helen (Chuck), Victoria, Christine, Jonathan (Nance), Gary (Linda) and Mary and her seven grandchildren, Tasha (Jake), Rachel, Giles, Evan, Jace, Lucas and Marcus, all of whom loved her dearly.

Connie was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Duluth, Minn., to Joseph and Victoria Jazdzewski.

Following her graduation from the Duluth Public Schools, Connie attended cosmetology school and became a beautician. She was united in marriage to Arthur Riikola in 1942. Together, they eventually moved to Virginia, Minn., where Connie opened the Trim & Curl beauty shop on Chestnut Street. Following Arthur’s untimely death in 1960, Connie became a widow with three small children.

In 1961, Connie married Dr. Oskar Friedlieb, with three young children and yours, mine and ours true life story began. Dr. Friedlieb adopted Connie’s three children and later they had a child of their own.

Connie was a great cook, serving her family dinner every night at 6 p.m. Everybody sat down, shared their day’s stories and ate together. In talking to childhood friends in later years, they remembered that you couldn’t call the Friedlieb’s between 6 and 6:30 p.m. because Mom didn’t allow interruptions during the family dinner. Mom and Dad always made sure that Mary, the baby, got her turn to talk - a difficult task sometimes in our house.

Connie and Oskar were great companions, great friends, supported and loved each other deeply. They were world travelers visiting Mexico, Europe, Alaska and enjoyed Canadian fishing trips. They shared a sense of humor and love of life.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her children’s events and activities, organizing and hosting traditional family gatherings, but mostly, spending time with her loving husband, Oskar. Connie was an excellent role model and taught the importance of family not by what she said but by what she did for others. Her actions resonated louder than her words (although at times they were quite clear) and through her actions she demonstrated that those who put others above themselves receive more than they give. She will be missed by all who knew her but never forgotten by all who loved her. She was a loving wife and mother who will be dearly missed.

Memorials to the family may be made to Mary Friedlieb, 1112 W. Pratt Blvd. #3W, Chicago, IL 60626



Ione Hicks “Tootie” Morefield - 1908-2008

Ione Hicks “Tootie” Morefield, age 100, of Flatwoods, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Mrs. Morefield was born June 12, 1908, in Craigsville, Va., a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Lucy Kyle Hicks. In addition, she was preceded in death by husbands, Bernard Richard Gorman and Charles E. Morefield; a son, Robert Gorman; six brothers and two sisters.

She worked for many years as a registered nurse in the Clifton Forge, Va., area, was a member of the Calvary Episcopal Church and was a Kentucky colonel twice.

Surviving are three sons, Richard A. (Brenda) Gorman of Los Alamatos, Calif., William H. (Frankie) Gorman of Lynchburg, Va., and Raymond L. Gorman of Harrisburg, Ill.; a daughter, Barbara Dee (Mark) Smith of Covington, Va.; a former daughter-in-law, Drema (Marvin) Gardner of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Rosalind Pierce of Staunton, Va.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 6, 2008, at Calvary Episcopal Church by the Rev. Mann S. Valentine IV. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland.

Contributions may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, 1337 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.



Inez Van Horn - 1907-2008

Inez Van Horn, 100, of Franklin Furnace, went to be with Lord Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in Best Care Nursing Home.

Inez was born Dec. 24, 1907, in Raleigh County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sherman Daniels and Mary Ellen Scarberry Daniels.

She was a homemaker and attended Garden City Free Will Baptist Church.

She was married March 1, 1927, in Greenup, to Curtis Lewis Van Horn, who preceded her in death May 25, 1980.

Surviving are one son, Charles Van Horn and wife, Judy of Franklin Furnace; three daughters, Joyce Gibson and husband, Acy of Greenup, Wilma McNutt and husband, Roger of Franklin Furnace and Mary Lou Chamberlin and husband, Marvin of South Webster; one daughter-in-law, JoAnne Van Horn of Dayton; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Lloyd Van Horn; an infant son; 10 brothers, Charlie, Mart, Willie, Hobert, Everett, Ellis, Ralph, Garrett, Frank and Lawrence Daniels; and three sisters, Mary Ash, Maxie Shuff and Ivory Daniels.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Blaine Etterling officiating with private burial at Memorial Burial Park.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.swickbussachamberlin.com



Kelli Lowman - 1962-2008

Kelli Wright Lowman, 45, of Ashland, wife of Jerry Lowman, died Friday at her residence.

Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Jewell Stull - 1939-2008

Vonnie Jewell Holsinger Stull, 69, of Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Ashland, died Thursday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 and one hour before services Dec. 10 at the funeral home.



Elma Carter - 1940-2008

Elma Lou Howard Carter, 68, of Morehead, died Thursday in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

She was born April 11, 1940.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook.

Friends may call at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.northcuttandson.com



Michael Keeton - 1947-2008

Michael S. Keeton, 61, of Corydon, Ind., died Thursday in Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Feb. 12, 1947, in West Liberty.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at White Oak Christian Church. Burial will be in Bluegrass Cemetery in Salyersville.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty.

Online condolences may be made to www.potterfuneralhomeinc.com



Donnal Tackett - 1944-2008

Donnal Ray Tackett, 64, of Paintsville, died Friday in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville.

He was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Lawrence County.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Caudill Cemetery in Sitka.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.



Ballard Ratliff - 1931-2008

Ballard Blake Ratliff, 77, of Van Lear, died Thursday in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.

He was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Pike County.

His wife, Bonnie Sue Hunt Ratliff, survives.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will be in Hunt Family Cemetery in Harold with military service by Auxier Chapter 18 of the DAV.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society by contacting the funeral home.



Ray Perkins

Ray Perkins, 60, of Salyersville, died Friday.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem to Calvary Church.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. today.

Magoffin County Funeral Home in Salyersville is in charge of arrangements.



Stanley Kiser - 1942-2008

Stanley Ray Kiser, 65, of Morehead, died Wednesday at his residence.

He was born Dec. 18, 1942.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Kiser Cemetery in Olive Hill with military rites by Olive Hill American Legion Post 138.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.



Ora Blankenship Sr. - 1936-2008

Ora Kenneth Blankenship Sr., 72, of Sandy Hook, died Thursday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Carter County.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Blankenship Cemetery in Elliott County.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.



Wilma Fultz

Wilma J. Fultz, 70, of Portsmouth, died Thursday in Southern Ohio Medical Centerin Portsmouth.

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