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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022

KELLY EUGENE STARCHER, 74, of Ashland, husband of Cynthia Ober Starcher, died Jan. 11 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was a retired self-employed truck driver. Celebration of life will be in Elkview, W.Va., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to The Myosi…

Thursday, January 13, 2022

JOYCE E. RAYBURN, 93, of Ashland, widow of Robert Rayburn, died Jan. 8 in Woodland Oaks Health Care. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens, Flatwoods, Ky. Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland, is directing arrangements. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

LARRY C. KISER, 82, of Ashland, widower of Donna Davidson Kiser, died Jan. 11 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He worked for Allied Steel as a safety and structural engineer, the NSA and later the Nevada State Gaming Commission. Entombment will be at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Wise, …

PHYLLIS JEAN SEXTON, 83, of Franklin, Tenn., widow of Edward Earl Sexton, died Jan. 8 in Williamson Medical Center, Franklin. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland. Entombment in Ashland Cemetery. www.steenfuenralhome.com.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

MARGARET L. STEWART, 96, of Ashland, widow of John C. Stewart Sr., died Jan. 10 in Kingsbrook Lifecare Center. She retired from Big Sandy Furniture. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Jan. 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Entombment will follow in Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will b…

PATRICIA KAY MACHIR, of Louisa, Ky., passed away Monday, January 10, 2022. She was born December 8, 1943, a daughter of the late William Franklin and Violette Somerville Machir. Pat graduated from Point Pleasant High School and attended Huntington Junior College. She was retired from the Law…

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

MARTHA LOU PRICHARD, 90, of Ashland, widow of Lloyd Stanley Prichard, died Jan. 7 in Ashland Hospice Care Center. She formerly worked at Pollack Jewelers in Ashland. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Steen Funeral Home 13th St. Chapel. Entombment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. Vis…

MARY ALINE JACOBS, of Olive Hill, Ky., widow of Sam McCormick and Henry Jacobs, died Jan. 7 in Ashland Hospice Care Center. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at Gregoryville Christian Church, Grayson, Ky. Private entombment at Rose Hill Burial Park…

SHARON KAY BOYLE PAYNE, 79, of Ashland, wife of Gerald Payne, died Jan. 7 at home. She worked in the accounting department of Armco Steel. Memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Cannonsburg Trinity United Methodist Church, 11620 Midland Trail…

Sunday, January 09, 2022

JACK THOMPSON, 77, of Paris, Ky., widower of Diana Thompson, died Jan. 6. Jack was a retired supervisor from Ford Motor Company. Funeral service was held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Young Funeral Home Chapel; burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation was held two hours prior to the service.

Saturday, January 08, 2022

JOHN DAVID SABOLSICE, 83, of Flatwoods, Ky., widower of Marilyn Joan Pierro Sabolsice, died Jan. 6 at home. He was a Union Pipe Fitter and owner of S&S Carryout, Ironton. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton. Burial following in Calvary Cemetery. www…

Friday, January 07, 2022
Thursday, January 06, 2022

JO ANN WELLER, 86, of Ashland, widow of Don Weller, died Jan. 1. At her request, there will be a family-only visitation and burial service at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Russell, PO Box U, Russell, KY 41169, or As…

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

MARTIN KELLY WEST, 64, of Russell, Ky., husband of Karen Dunn West, died Jan. 1 at home. He worked in the telecom industry. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.steenfuneralhome.com. 

MARY CARR SMITH, 93 of Ashland, widow of Robert M. Smith, died Jan. 1 at home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Entombment following in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be two hours before service. In lieu of flowers, contribu…

ROBERTA RUTH McKENZIE, 82, of Ashland, wife of Donald McKenzie, died Dec. 31 at home. She was a registered nurse. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Jan. 5 at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland; burial in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour before service. w…

Sunday, January 02, 2022
Saturday, January 01, 2022

CAROL ANN BLACKBURN, 67, of Louisa, Ky., wife of Walt Blackburn Jr., died Dec. 30 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Smokey Valley Enterprise Baptist Church; burial will be at Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Sunday at Youn…

JESSE JAMES DILLOW, 57, of Ashland, Ky., husband of Denise Dillow, died Dec. 29 at the V.A. Medical Center. He was the proprietor of Dillow’s Floor Masters. Burial will be held at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, North East. Donations can be sent to Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel to ass…

WILMA BROWN, 68, of Ashland, Ky., widow of Robin Brown, died Dec. 30 at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel; burial at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. In lieu of f…

Thursday, December 30, 2021

KENNETH S. CRESS, 82, of Catlettsburg, Ky., widower of Lola Faye Mills Cress, died Dec. 28 in Tranquility House, Kennesaw, Ga. He was a retired inspector with Fivco District Health Department. Funeral service will be noon Dec. 31 at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel, Ashland. Entombment …

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

GRETCHEN ROTH ALLEN, 77, of Ashland, widow of Douglas Mickey Allen, died Dec. 24. She was a retired teacher from Holy Family Catholic School. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at Holy family Catholic Church, Ashland; burial following in Ashland Cemetery. Visitation will be one …

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

VIVIAN ELAINE THOMPSON, 50, of Ashland, died Dec. 18 at home. She was a licensed practical nurse at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A celebration of life will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 23 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland. Visitation will be one hour before service.…

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

PORTIA W. BENTINE, 75, of Ashland, widow of John Michael Bentine Sr., died Dec. 18. She retired from Community Trust Bank. Funeral service will be at noon Dec. 22 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; entombment in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be one hour before se…

Sunday, December 19, 2021

HESTER CROOKS, 87, of Ashland, Ky., widow of William Crooks, died Dec. 17 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel; burial at Dixon Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. www.steenfuneralhome.com.

Friday, December 17, 2021

DONALD LEE BUSH, 86, of Catlettsburg, Ky., widower of Lora B. Bush, died Dec. 15 at his son’s home. He retired from Ashland Oil. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at Neal Funeral  Home, Catlettsburg, Ky. Burial following in Golden Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before servi…

Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021

PAUL ROBERT MYERS, 82, of Ashland, formerly of Huntington, passed away December 7, 2021, in the Bluegrass Hospice Care. Mr. Myers was born April 17, 1939, in Burlington, Vermont, to the late Robert Marshall and Mabel Humphreys Myers. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one…

VICKI LYNN HEMLEPP, 62, of Catlettsburg, Ky., passed away peacefully Thursday, December 9, 2021, at her residence, with family and friends by her side. She was born August 27, 1959, in Ashland, Ky., the daughter of the late J.C. “Nick” and Madie Belle Lucas Robinson. She was an oncology nurs…

Friday, December 10, 2021
Thursday, December 09, 2021

GLEN DOOLIN, 81, of Wurtland, Ky., father of Beth Hill and Stephanie Hill, both of Ashland, died Dec. 7 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He retired from Kentucky Electric Steel. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill…

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

DONALD F. YOUNG, 77, of Ashland, husband of Shirley Meade Young, died Dec. 6. He retired from the Steam and Power Department of AK Steel. Celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel, Ashland. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be …

WILLIAM T. SALMONS, 83, of Marysville, Ohio, widower of Betty Lou Copley Salmons, died Dec. 2. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Young Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, Ky. Burial will follow in the Webb Community Cemetery, Webb, W.Va. Visitation will be one hour before service.

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