Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 22, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Virginia Ruth Johnson (1920-2009)

Virginia “Ruth” Johnson, 88, of Ashland died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Woodland Oaks Health Care Center in Ashland. She was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Boyd County, the daughter of the late Estill and Esther Townsend Kelley. She was a former employee of the TB Hospital, a cook on the AEP boats and a former member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Aschenauer; a son, Robert Johnson; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include one son, John Johnson and his wife, Terry, of Ashland; a sister, Beatrice Kazee of Columbus; eight grandchildren, William R. (Yvonne) Aschenauer, Mark (Sarah) Aschenauer, Steven (Lori) Johnson, Kim (Dale) Reliford, John W. Johnson, Stacy (Bud) McGranahan, David (Susan) Aschenauer, Lisa McNichols; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Willard Nolen. Burial will be in Dixon Cemetery in Westwood.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Inez Holbrook

Inez Holbrook of Ashland died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Lawrence County, Ky., the daughter of the late Jay and Cordilda Copley Chaffin. She was a member of Royersville Missionary Baptist Church in Pedro, Ohio.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Holbrook.

Survivors include four brothers-in-law, Donald Holbrook and his wife, Carol of Coal Grove, Ohio, Wayne Holbrook and his wife, Evelyn, of Summit, Raymond Nance and Burl Holbrook and his wife, Sally, of Ironton; a sister-in-law, Wanda Payne and her husband, Lloyd, of Lavalette, W.Va.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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