Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 3, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

William C. Wheeler (1954-2009)

William C. Wheeler, 54, of Westwood, was taken to heaven by the hand of his Mother on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Wheeler was born July 20, 1954, in Ashland, Ky., a son of Curtis and Delores Gibbs Wheeler.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are four sons, Shaun Finley, Dustin Finley (Kelly), Billy Finley (Courtney) of Ashland and Billy Wismer (Frannie) of Toledo, Ohio; two daughters, Brandi Webster (Brent) of Westwood and Cristel Lather of Toledo; two brothers, Jody Wheeler of Ashland and Samuel Wheeler (Gloria) of Westwood; four sisters, Debbie Bayless (David) of Clarkston, Ky., Linda Dennis of Greenup, Brenda Crank (Danny) of Wisconsin and Sherry Stevens of Westwood; nine grandchildren and special friends, Garner and Jerry L. Stephens of Westwood.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland with Pastor Ronnie Potter officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

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

Charles D. Williams Sr. (1942-2009)

Charles Douglas Williams Sr., 66, of Ashland, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, March 1, 2009, following a brief illness.

Charles was born July 6, 1942 in Ashland, a son of the late James Ervin and Elise Elizabeth Burchett Williams.

He was a member of the Ashland Lions Club, Ambassadors 4 Christ, the model T Ford Club of America and the Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Church of God. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an airman 2nd class and retired from Armco Steel after 25 years of service. He was a past president of the Ashland National Little League. Charles was the previous owner of Williams Excavating, Consolidated Rental Service, Old Orchard Sundry, Yellow Cab of Ashland, Action Delivery Moving & Storage and the Ugly Duckling Car Rental. He was the founder and a board member of MTS Ambulance and Classy Limousine. He was interim pastor and deacon of Russell Christian Baptist Church, and served as pastor of Winchester Christian Baptist Church in Winchester, Ky. He was the active pastor at Rt. 5 Christian Baptist Church and assistant treasurer and the Kentucky District Superintendent of Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Church of God.

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