Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

March 26, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009


Ethel Stambaugh - 1950-2009

Ethel Stambaugh, 59, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

Ethel was born Jan. 10, 1950, in Boyd County, to the late James Earl Stambaugh, Sr. and Cleopatra Nancy Temple Franks Stambaugh.

Ethel worked at the Five Star Christmas Tree Farm in Rush and attended Bear Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Okie Harold Stambaugh; a brother, Rolland Morton Stambaugh; two sisters, Hedy Cleland and Rozella Stapleton; and a grandson, Dee Anthony Mauk.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Hicks and Shawna Edwards, both of Ashland, and Christina S. Haney of Ironton, Ohio; a brother, James Earl Stambaugh Jr. of Ashland; nine grandchildren, Nicholas Stambaugh of Columbus, Ga., William E. Haney and Garrett Haney of Ironton, Jacob Michael Johnson, James Anthony Johnson, Kourtney Elizabeth Stambaugh and Savannah Brooke Stambaugh, all of Ashland, Matthew Thylor Maddux of Florida and Steven Robert Stambaugh, of Olive Hill, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Cadence, Royce and Jerry David Haney, all of Ashland; Ashley Haney of Ashland, whom she raised; and many sisters and brothers in the Lord.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, March 27, 2009, by Rev. Mike Moore at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ethel’s memory may be made to Bear Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church, 18730 Bear Creek Road, Catlettsburg, KY 41129.



Dick Vaughan - 1938-2009

Paul “Dick” R. Vaughan, 70, died March 1, 2009, from Merkel cell carcinoma. He was at his home in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

A native of Ashland, Ky., he moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1968 and then relocated to Florida in 1992. Mr. Vaughan graduated from Ashland High School in 1956 and was a magna cum laude graduate of Marshall University and was a CPA.

Dick enjoyed visiting friends and family in Ashland and coming “home” for his class reunions. He was a devoted husband and father and provided well for his family. He always said he may not be the smartest person in the room but he could work harder than everyone else and he did.

He began his career as an accountant and climbed his way up the corporate ladder, becoming the vice president of finance for two large companies. In 1992, he took off his tie and said good-bye to corporate bureaucracy. He and his wife, Pam, moved their family to Florida and purchased a bankrupt small business. Together they turned Maven Medical Manufacturing into a multimillion-dollar success.

He loved all sports, especially football, found pleasure in traveling and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He was a kind, honorable and generous man.

Mr. Vaughan is survived by a son, Eric Vaughan (Jennifer) of Indian Rocks Beach; four daughters, Natalie Vaughan-Russell (Ian) of Nyack, N.Y., Vickie Miller (Tim) of Largo, Fla., Meghan Vaughan of Las Vegas, Nev., and Amy Vaughan-Klingsberg (Ross) of New Orleans, La.; a brother, Jack Vaughan (Anita) of McKinney, Texas; a sister, Stefanie Vaughan-Gerstle (Don) of Tucson, Ariz.; three granddaughters; six grandsons; his faithful companion of five years, Pherbia Mathis Engdahl, an Ashland native, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Margerette Cavin Edwards of Indian Rocks Beach; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela J. Vaughan (2002) and parents Paul A. and Vivian (Huffman) Vaughan.

He was entombed in Largo, alongside his wife on what should have been their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6, 2009.

Donations are being accepted in his memory at The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or www.thehospice.org.



Philip H. Lyon - 1917-2009

Philip H. Lyon, 91, of Ashland, Ky., died March 25, 2009, in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

He was born May 13, 1917, at Barn Rock, Ky., a son of the late Forest L. and Bessie Fyffe Lyon.

He was retired from the masonary department of Armco Steel Corp. where he worked for 39 years. He was a member of Ashland First Church of the Nazarene and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Jordan Lyon of St. Augustine, Fla., with whom he would have celebrated their 70th anniversary on June 1; a son, Ronald H. Lyon and wife Claudia of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Doris R. Neider and husband Larry of St. Augustine; and grandchildren Stacy Tucker and husband Kyle of Mooresville, N.C., Bethany Adams of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jennifer Adams of Rockville, Md.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland by Richard “Butch” Kiger, minister. Graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friends may make contributions to Pollard Baptist Church, 444 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.



Cynthia Kathleen Webb Grimes - 1916-2009

Cynthia Kathleen Webb Grimes, 92, of Catlettsburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Ky.

She was born April 20, 1916, in Lawrence County, Ky., the daughter of the late Edward Perry and Susan Nunley Webb. Kathleen was retired from the Department of the Navy and a member of Buford Chapter DAR in Huntington, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Beckett Grimes; a sister, Marie Miller; and three brothers, David Garland Webb, Edward Perry Webb Jr. and James Ronald Webb.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family wishes to thank Beatrice and Bill Clark for their kindness to her over the years and to Jean Bellomy, her cousin and caregiver.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.



Robert H. Quesenberry Jr. - 1968-2009

Robert H. “Bobby” Quesenberry Jr., 40, of Flatwoods, died Wednesday, March 25, at his home.

Bobby was born Sept. 7, 1968, in Washington, D.C., a son of Robert H. and Evelyn Clark Quesenberry.

He was a 1987 graduate of Russell High School and received his electrician’s degree from Ashland Community and Technical College.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two daughters, Sophie Quesenberry of Flatwoods, Ky., and Holly Faulk of Summerville, Ala.; a son, Sean Quesenberry of Russell, Ky.; a sister, Rita Miller and husband Tim of Lexington, Ky.; nieces Jill and Amy Walker of Lexington, Ky.; great-nephew D.J. Walker of Lexington; and a special friend, Shelly Bradley of Russell, Ky.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Ken Gowin. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.



Bert Lemis Hutchinson - 1926-2009

Bert Lemis Hutchinson, 82, of Grayson, Ky., died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Morgan County, Ky., a son of the late Cecil Franklin Hutchinson and Tulla Maude Conley Hutchinson.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle E. Hutchinson, on Aug. 12, 1993; a sister, Inez Collins; and brothers J.W. and Randall Hutchinson.

He was a retired construction worker with Den-Ral Inc.

Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn Gunter Hutchinson; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law John Irick Jr. (Sarah) of Charleston, W.Va., Freddy Irick of Elliott County, Ky., and Michael Irick of Grayson; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law Barbara Kees, Sandy Jackson (Jerry), Debbie Steele, and Pam Rice (Rod), all of Grayson, and Teresa Rayburn (Harley) of Olive Hill, Ky.; 19 stepgrandchildren; 26 stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Herbert Hutchinson of Summit, Ky.; and two sisters, Geraldine Leonard of Wilmington, Del., and Arlene Rucker of Flatwoods, Ky.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by Pastor Delmar Rodgers. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, March 27, 2009, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles “Eddie” Rucker, Michael Irick, Gilbert Rucker, John Irick and Rob McGranahan.



Donald Moore

Donald Moore, 77, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Greenup County, died Thursday in Dayton.

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



Delbert Coburn

Delbert Scott Coburn, 45, of Grayson, died Tuesday at his residence.

Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Dessie Newell

Dessie Newell, 90, of Olive Hill, died Thursday in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Her husband, Howard Newell, survives.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Lowell Mosier - 1947-2009

Lowell Thomas Mosier, 62, of Olive Hill, died Wednesday in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

He was born March 9, 1947, in Carter County.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Carroll Cemetery at Grahn.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.globefc.com.



Nancy Sexton

Nancy Sexton, 84, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Grayson, died Wednesday.

Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Mart Bowling - 1945-2009

Mart Orville Bowling, 63, of Louisa, died Wednesday in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa.

He was born Sept. 30, 1945, on Georges Creek.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa. Burial will be in Rowe Cemetery at Tadpole.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/wilson.



Oakie Ford

Oakie G. Ford, 67, of Ironton, died Thursday in Catlettsburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ford.

Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.



Doris Bauer - 1910-2009

Doris Parker Bauer, 98, of Ironton, died Monday at her residence.

She was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Ironton.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Episcopal Church in Ironton. Entombment will be in Woodland Abby in Woodland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton.

Condolences may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.