Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 8, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009


Juliana Reynolds - 1917-2009

Juliana Reynolds, 92, of Roseville, Minn., formerly of Ashland, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

She was the beloved wife of the late James Reynolds and the mother of Dianne Thovson (Allan) and Roger Reynolds (Sherry); grandmother of Katie Thovson, James Thovson (Katherine), Scott Reynolds and Marc Reynolds; great-grandmother of Logan Thovson, Kyra Ann Thovson and Alexandra Kay Thovson.

She was a special friend to many in Silver Bay, Minn., and Davenport, Iowa, including Hannah and Bailey Maberry, Teresa Louw and nephew John Bloom of Las Vegas.

To her family she was known as “Granny.” Many family members gathered for her 92nd birthday on Oct. 4, 2009.

Juliana was preceded in death by her husband, James Reynolds; sisters Mary Watson Foley and Jane Gault Bloom; and dog Griz.

Juliana was born in 1917 in Mason County, Ky., the daughter of Roger Mungo Peers and Alice Dallas Watson. She was the middle of three daughters, and all attended Maysville High School. Juliana attended Moorhead College and a business college. In 1938 while working with Rolling Steel Co. and Armco, she met James Reynolds.

After James’ three years of service in the Navy aboard the USS Iowa, James and Juliana were married on Oct. 23, 1945, in Covington, Ky. With their two young children and five other young families, James and Juliana moved with a caravan to Babbitt, Minn. Juliana, a true Southerner, described it as “moving in a wagon train.” Babbitt was a town of new homes built for employees of Reserve Mining, a subsidiary of Armco. After the first winter, half of the families from Kentucky had returned to Ashland. The Reynoldses nearly became true Minnesotans and moved to Silver Bay, Minn., on the shores of Lake Superior, in 1954.

Juliana was involved in the American Cancer Society and a volunteer at the Burns and Christensen Hospital and New Lake View Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors. Juliana enjoyed leading and participating in activities with elders who spoke Finnish and other Scandinavian languages, “just so that they knew someone was thinking of them.” James and Juliana were also active members of the United Protestant Church of Silver Bay and the Silver Bay Country Club.

The couple enjoyed travel and community events, including a trip to Ireland, London (where they said hello to fellow Maysville High School alum Rosemary Clooney in performance at the Palladium) and Washington, D.C., where they supported Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey during his debate for historic civil rights legislation.

Juliana was a proud descendant of Valentine Peers of the Revolutionary Army of Virginia and one of early settlers of Mason County. Following Jim’s death in 1996, Juliana moved to Roseville, a town she enjoyed until her death. She enjoyed shopping, church activities, playing cards, trips to visit family, making new friends and generous slices of pie.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum by the Rev. Gene Pillow. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the American Cancer Society of Lake County Chapter or the Christian Appalachian Project.



Andy Jarrell - 1957-2009

Howard “Andy” Jarrell, 52, husband of Patricia Jarrell of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, following a brief illness.

Andy was born May 1, 1957 in Boyd County, Ky., to Roy Jarrell and the late Hattie Russell Hensley. He worked for the Boyd County Fiscal Court with the Boyd County Road Department.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Patricia Blevins Jarrell of Ashland; two stepsons, Clifford Dwayne Grubb and Carlton Todd Gallman, both of Ashland; a stepdaughter, Crystal Dawn Grubb of Killen, Texas; a brother, Nathan Hensley of Mount Sterling, Ky.; three grandchildren, Desiree, Justin and Brady Grubb; and a host of extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by the Rev. Ralph Blevins.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.



Elizabeth R. Clevenger Rice - 1960-2009

Elizabeth R. Clevenger Rice, 48, of Ashland, Ky., went home to be in the presence of her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 11, 1960, in Ashland, a daughter of Betty Blevins-Clevenger and the late Jeff Raymond Clevenger.

She was previously employed with the Ashland Independent School District as a cook.

Additional survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Curtis Rice Jr. (Angela) of Ashland; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Rice-Damron (Shaun Childers) of Ashland; seven grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law Paul Clevenger of Huntington, W.Va., John Clevenger and Steven Clevenger, both of Ashland, and Jeff Clevenger (Cecelia) of Port Lavaca, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila Clevenger Stafford (Stephen) of Ashland, Kathy Clevenger Melvin (Timothy) of Deering, Ohio, Sandy Clevenger Adams (Bryan) of Ashland and Connie Clevenger Preston (Brian) of South Point, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her greatly.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by James Crum. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

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



Henry Eldridge Jr. - 1934-2009

Henry Eldridge Jr. of Winchester, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in St. Joseph East in Lexington, Ky.

He was born in Morehead, Ky., on Feb. 24, 1934, a son of the late Henry Eldridge and Maggie Markwell Eldridge. He was retired from the former Empire Detroit Steel of New Boston, Ohio. He was a Korean Army veteran, a member of Firebrick Christian Baptist Church in Firebrick, Ky., and a former member of Harrison Fullerton Masonic Lodge 937 of South Shore. Also preceding him in death were a grandson, Tyler Eldridge; three brothers, Virgil, Russell and Fred Eldridge; and two sisters, Ruth Purvis and Gladys Charles.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Elaine Carpenter Eldridge of Winchester; three sons, Henry Eldridge III of Louisville, Ky., Charles Eldridge of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kenneth Eldridge of Quincy, Ky.; two daughters, Cheryl Kay Buckler and Peggy Nadine Zornes, both of Winchester; a brother, Don Eldridge of Flemingsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Virginia Eldridge of Morehead, Ky., and Opal Eldridge of Frankfort, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore with the Rev. Raymond Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery at Quincy, Ky.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be by James L. Flannery American Legion Post 276 of South Shore.



Frankie Harr

Frankie Kouns Harr, 83, of Lake Somerset, Mich., formerly of Ashland, died Wednesday in Safe Haven Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford C. Harr.

Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meade Station Church of God Building Fund, 1315 Marsh Hill Drive, Ashland, KY 41102.



James Robert “Jim Bob” Meadows - 1942-2009

James Robert “Jim Bob” Meadows, 67, of Greenup, died Wednesday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born July 7, 1942, in Oldtown.

There will be no funeral service.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup.

Condolences may be sent to www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.



Nona Litteral

Nona Wagoner Litteral, 81, of Louisville, formerly of Olive Hill, died Thursday in Franciscan Health Care Center in Louisville.

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



Roger Boggs

Roger D. Boggs, 65, of Grayson, died Thursday in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.

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



Bobby Adkins - 1946-2009

Bobby Gene Adkins, 63, of Grayson, formerly of Elliott County, died Wednesday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born May 13, 1946, in Elliott County.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waddell & Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens in Sandy Hook.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.waddellandwhitt.com.



Rudolph “Doc” Akers - 1927-2009

Rudolph “Doc” Akers, 82, of Martin, husband of Marjorie Dove Akers, died Wednesday in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Martin.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home in Martin. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.



Kathleen Robinson

Kathleen Robinson, 82, of Shelbiana, died Wednesday at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Clifford Robinson.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Thacker Funeral Home in Pikeville. Burial will be in R.H. Ratliff Cemetery in Shelbiana.

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



Billie Wright - 1931-2009

Billie Jean Wright, 78, of West Liberty, died Wednesday in St. Joseph East in Lexington.

She was born May 20, 1931, in Ashland.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Potter Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in West Liberty.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.potterfuneralhomeinc.com.



Mabel Blackburn

Mabel Blankenship Blackburn of Pikeville, formerly of Meta, died Wednesday.

Her husband, John Walter Blackburn, preceded her in death.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Thacker Funeral Home in Pikeville. Burial will be in Bent Ridge Cemetery at Meta.



Dwight Adkins - 1957-2009

Dwight Douglas Adkins, 52, of Lincoln Park, Mich., formerly of Elliott County, died Oct. 1 in Lincoln Park.

He was born March 10, 1957, in Trenton, Mich.

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

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

Condolences may be sent to www.waddellandwhitt.com.



Berkley Reed - 1919-2009

Berkley A. Reed, 90, of Wheelersburg, died Tuesday in Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice Center in Portsmouth.

He was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Lawrence County.

His wife, Mary E. Justice Reed, preceded him in death.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Donations may be sent to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th St., Portsmouth, OH 45662.

Condolences may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Everett Eaches - 1915-2009

Everett R. Eaches, 94, of Ironton, died Wednesday.

He was born May 18, 1915, in Lawrence County.

His wife, Josephine Alice Hager Eaches, died in 2002.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

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

Condolences may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Linzy Stevens Jr. - 1943-2009

Linzy Phillip Stevens Jr., 66, of Pedro, died Wednesday in King’s Daughters Medical Center.

He was born May 8, 1943, in Boyd County, Ky.

His wife, Flossie Leona Renfroe Stevens, survives.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton. Burial will be in Aid Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



William Ekers

William C. Ekers, 75, of Prichard, died Thursday in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington.

He is survived by his wife, Doris J. Ekers.

Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are pending.

Condolences may be sent to www.ceredo-kenovafuneralhome.com.