Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 20, 2014

Otelia Wallace - 1915-2014

RUSSELL — Otelia Wallace, 98, of Russell, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, following an extended illness.

Otelia was born Feb. 26, 1915, in Wise County, Va., a daughter of the late Emery and Sarah Skeen Dotson.  

She was a homemaker and loving mother to her family.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, George E. Wallace; three brothers, Ira Dotson, Kedrick Dotson and Dewey Dotson; and four sisters, Pearl Freeman, Minnie Dale, Lou Hall and Julia White.

Survivors include two sons, George D. Wallace and his wife, Susan, of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Charles E. Wallace and his wife, Sharon, of Ashland; two daughters, Mary Lou Chapman of Framingham, Mass., and Janet L. Vanover and her husband, Douglas, of Russell; three grandchildren, Steven (Tabitha) Wallace, Michael (Lisa) Wallace and Shannon (Denny) Haynes; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by ministers Darin Jensen, Don Smith and Scott Farrington. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Otelia’s memory to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to canifffuneralhome.com.

Text Only
  • James Michael “Blue” Johnson

    James Michael “Blue” Johnson, 63, of Huntington, formerly of Ashland, Ky., beloved father, son and brother, went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2014. He was the son of the late Lee and Willene Franklin Johnson.

    July 29, 2014

  • Ronnie G. Yates 1948-2014

    Ronnie G. Yates, 66, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Elliott County, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Northeast Providence Hospital in South Carolina.

    July 29, 2014

  • Mary I. Gollihue Rogers 1927-2014

    Mary I. Gollihue Rogers, 87, of Willard, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Wilma Jean Gray 1927-2014

    Wilma Jean Gray, 87, of Flatwoods, previously of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014, with her family by her side.

    July 29, 2014

  • Perry Jackson “Jack” Hollan 1932-2014

    On Monday, July 28, lifelong Ashland resident Perry Jackson “Jack” Hollan, 81, was called to his eternal rest. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014

  • Stacy Ruth Varney 1977-2014

    Stacy Ruth Varney of Ironton died Thursday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Burl E. Mullins 1943-2014

    Burl E. Mullins, 70, of Wellington, died Tuesday in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    July 29, 2014

  • Kerrie Spradlin

    Kerrie Spradlin, 74, of Denver, died Monday at his residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Lowell E. Hampton 1939-2014

    Lowell E. Hampton, 75, of Sandy Hook, died Saturday in Morgan County Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Liberty.

    July 29, 2014

  • Helen Thomas Walker

    Helen Thomas Walker, 86, of Grayson, died Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014