Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


October 20, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paul Click - 1929-2009

Paul Edward Click, 79, of Athens, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.

Paul was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Floyd County, Ky., to the late Bennie and Catherine Conley Click.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in WWII and Korea. After serving in the Army, Paul moved to the Ashland area where he later retired from AK Steel as a crane operator. He was a member of the VFW, an avid coin collector and a very dedicated grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Click in 2007 and seven siblings.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Pam Ross of Maryland; a stepson, LaWade Jensen of Illinois; two sisters, Elizabeth Moore of Louisville and Ruth Edmonds of Ashland; three grandchildren including grandson, Jason Tatum and his wife Melissa of Athens; and two great-grandchildren, Maci and Noah Tatum of Athens.

Cooper Funeral Home in Athens was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Burke - 1920-2009

Vivian Olive Cole Burke, 89, formerly of Catlettsburg, passed away Saturday Oct. 17, 2009, in Richmond, where she was residing with her granddaughter, Lara (George) Dulaney, and the apples of her eyes, Mason and Dawson.

Mrs. Burke was born March 24, 1920, in Mount Vernon, Mo., a daughter of the late George and Martha Ella Stogsdill Cole. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Laburn Burke; two brothers, Jack Cole and Milford Cole; and two sisters, Reva Maynard and Wilma Phillips.

She was an Avon representative, known as “The Avon Lady,” for 53 years.

Surviving are her sons, Larry (Mary Lou) Burke of David, Ky., and David Dean (Pat) Burke of Georgetown, Ky.; a daughter, Linda “Bubbles” (John Kanouse) Kirtley of Ashland; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Burke will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. Officiating will be the Rev. Philip Duncan. Committal will be at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland, Ky.

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