Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

ANNA MAE BLANKENSHIP, 79, of Hatfield, Ky., wife of Robert Blankenship, died May 23 at her residence. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hatfield Funeral Chapel; burial at Stepp Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19 regulations, attend…

Thursday, May 21, 2020

MARY JO BROWN LAYMAN, 92, of Ashland, widow of Vinson Layman Sr., died May 19. Private funeral services will be held 1 p.m. May 22 at Steen Central Avenue Chapel. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Wildwood Baptist Church, 3414 Charles St., Ashland, KY 41102. ww…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

AMY LEAKE WILBURN, 47, of Worthington, Ky., wife of Rob Wilburn, died May 18 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was a Family Advocate at Ashland Exceptional Early Childhood Center. Private graveside service will be May 21 at Meade Family Cemetery. Steen Funeral Home, 13th Stre…

Sunday, May 17, 2020

SHARLENE MILLS, 57, of Webbville, Ky., wife of Roger Mills, died May 15. She was a legal secretary. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help with funeral expenses. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

DOROTHY DIAMOND SLONE, 87, of Ashland, widow of Wade E. Slone, died May 14 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was a homemaker. There will be a private graveside service May 17 at Ashland Cemetery. Steen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.steenfuneralhome.com. 

HARRY C. ROBERTS, 74, of Ashland, husband of Charlotte Queen Roberts, died May 14 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. No services will be held. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements.  www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Friday, May 15, 2020

BETTY LOU GRIFFITH, 83, of Ashland, widow of Donald Gene Griffith, died May 13 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Due to current health concerns, private services will be held at a later date. Steen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.steenfuneralhome.com. 

HARRY ROBERTS, 74, of Ashland, husband of Charlotte Roberts, died May 14 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SHARON MARIE WOLFE, 73, of Cannonsburg, Ky., wife of Steve Wolfe, died May 12 at home. She was a retired teacher from Cannonsburg Elementary School. There will be a private celebration of life May 15 at Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel. Entombment at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum. Do…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Terry, my beloved wife, loving and devoted sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. Terry touched the hearts of everyone she knew and many times changed them profoundly for the good. TERRY E. GIBSON 61, of Lexington, Ky., passed away May 8…

Saturday, May 09, 2020

MICHAEL PATRICK MAHLMEISTER, 82, of Ashland, widower of Patricia Kelly Mahlmeister, died May 6 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He retired from Century Aluminum as Director of Labor Relations. Funeral Mass will be 12:30 p.m. May 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ironton. Burial will follo…

Friday, May 08, 2020

ROBERT G. HARTE, of Catlettsburg, Ky., husband of Carol Thompson Harte, died May 5. He retired as a section manager of raw materials and iron making at AK Steel. Private graveside service will be May 9 at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum chapel. Donations are suggested to The Neighborhood, 25…

Thursday, May 07, 2020

JOHN MARK BAILEY, 55, of Ashland, father of Drew Bailey of Catlettsburg, Ky., Bo and Spencer Bailey, both of Ashland, died May 4 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. He was a retired Kentucky State Charitable Gaming Inspector. There will be a private graveside service May 8, Ashland Cem…

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

CHARLES RAY QUEEN, 91, of Ashland, widower of Sarah Bailey Queen, died May 3 at home. He retired as a production supervisor at AK Steel. There will be a private graveside service May 7 at Ashland Cemetery. Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.steenfunera…

Sunday, May 03, 2020

RUTH GENEVIEVE HOLLAN BAKER, 90, of Ashland, widow of Lunda “Jack” Baker, died April 30 in Trinity Station Retirement Community. She worked in real estate. There will be a private burial in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to an Ashland food charity…

Saturday, May 02, 2020

BERNICE HESTER DOBSON, 89, of Ashland, Ky., wife of Donald Dobson, died April 30 at her residence. She was former co-owner of Dick’s Auto Wash. Private services will be held May 5 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can …

DONNIE RAY BRYANT, 76, of Catlettsburg, Ky., husband of Reva Bryant, died April 30 at his residence. He was retired from Firestone. Private graveside service will be Monday at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association. www.steen…

Friday, May 01, 2020

BETTY JEAN SMELTZER QUALLS, 91, of Ashland, widow of James Robert Qualls Sr., died April 29 at home. She was a self-employed bookkeeper for Qualls and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning. Private graveside service will be May 4 at Highland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations are su…

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

KARIN CHELLGREN LEWIS, 74, of Ashland, mother of Steven Gregory Lewis of Raleigh, N.C., and Michael Christopher Lewis of Ashland, died April 25 at home. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Private family services will be held April 30; entombment in Rose Hill Burial Park, As…

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020

BERTA ESTHER HANSEN-GILPIN, 82, of Ashland, Ky., passed away April 24, 2020. She was born January 23, 1938, in Miami, Fla., a daughter of the late Ralph and Esther Dennis. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Hansen. She is survived by her second husband, Eugene Gilpin; two…

BETTY HATCHER FOSSON, 92, of Ashland, mother of Mark Fosson of Lexington, Ky., Scott Fosson of Russell, Ky., and Lee Fosson of Ashland, died April 24 at home. Services will be private at Miller Funeral Home, Ashland; burial following in Ashland Cemetery. There will be a public memorial servi…

MICHAEL XAVIER MCDONALD, 71, of Flatwoods, Ky., passed away on April 22, 2020, at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. He was born December 7, 1948, in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of Bill and Mary McDonald. He graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in Follansbee, W.Va., Class of 1966. Foll…

Friday, April 24, 2020

MICHAEL XAVIER McDONALD, 71, of Flatwoods, Ky., father of Brennan and Kevin McDonald, died April 22 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. No services will be held. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, Ohio, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

VICKI LYNN COLLINS BROWN, 68, of Ashland, wife of Kenneth Brown, died April 21 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. She retired from Kentucky Farmer’s Bank. Private service will be April 24 at Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, with burial following in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. The service is a…

WANDA LEE BALLARD TAYLOR, 78, of Lexington, Ky., mother of Lee Taylor of Sedalia, Colo., died April 21 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington. She was a homemaker. Arrangements are incomplete at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington. www.hensonandkitchen.com.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

BRIAN SCOTT ELSWICK, 56, of Worthington, Ky., husband of Patti Elswick, died April 20 in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was the environmental health director of the Lawrence County Ohio Health Department and worked as registered sanitation at the Ashland-Boyd Health Department and Cabel…

Thursday, April 16, 2020

CHARLES KENNETH PANNELL, 57, of Louisa, Ky., son of John Franklin Pannell Jr. and Janet Merle Cox Pannell, died April 12. He managed his family businesses, J.J. TV and Appliance and Southside Skating Rink of Louisa. There will be a graveside service 1 p.m. April 16 at Pine Hill Cemetery. In …

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CLIFFORD WARD, 89, of Prestonsburg, Ky., widower of Anna Parson Ward, died April 13 in Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pikeville, Ky. Services will be private. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. 

JUANITA SALYERS, 93, of Flatwoods, Ky., widow of Ersel Edward Salyers, died April 13 in Oakmont Manor, Flatwoods. She was a homemaker. There will be a private family graveside service. No public services are planned. Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.…

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

EMMA JEAN CRAFT CAMPBELL, 89, of Ashland, widow of Clarence Campbell, died April 11 at Community Hospice Care Center. She was retired from the Boyd County School System. Private services will be held Thursday at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel; burial at Rose Hill Burial Park. Due t…

VIRGIL CROOKS WALLACE, 91, of Louisa, Ky., widower of Patty Frasher Wallace, died April 11 at home. He worked in road construction management and home building and developing. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Louisa United Meth…

Sunday, April 12, 2020

KODIE BRIANNA PATRICK, 24, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Hartsville, S.C. Kodie was born March 2, 1996, in Huntington, a daughter of Donna Bolden (Todd Clinger) of Ashland, Ky., and Anthony Patrick (Beth Ann) of Huntington. Kodie was preceded in death by an infant son, A…

Saturday, April 11, 2020

PHYLLIS ANN PENNINGTON SIMPSON, 90, of Louisa, Ky., widow of Robert Kenneth Simpson, died April 9 in Riverview Medical Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. She retired from Humana Hospital of Louisa as a Laboratory Manager. Burial will be in Vaughn Family Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.; a memorial service will …

Friday, April 10, 2020

DEXTER GARRETT MARSH, 63, of Rush, Ky., husband of Barbara Mills Marsh, died April 7. He was owner and operator of Marsh Construction Company. There will be a private graveside service at the family farm on April 10. Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.s…

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

FRANCIS LEE WALLACE, 78, of Grayson, Ky., passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at the Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He was born January 16, 1942, in Huntington, a son of the late Luther and Ruth Smith Wallace. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife…

JAMES WILLIAM “JB” FAIRCHILD entered eternal life on Monday, April 6, 2020, at his home. JB is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Marty Gleichauf Fairchild. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Billy J. and Wanda Jean Fairchild. He is also survived by a sister, Donita Fay…

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

ROY SPEARS, 68, of Louisa, Ky., father of Tommy Spears, Michael Spears and Frank Spears, died April 2. Private services will be conducted. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. 

Monday, April 06, 2020
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Friday, April 03, 2020

RUBY E. PRICE, 70, of Louisa, Ky., widow of James A. Price, died March 31. She retired from Three Rivers Medical Center as a ward clerk. Funeral services will be private. Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

CHARLES BANKS, 71, of Catlettsburg, Ky., life partner of Victoria Lynn Blevins, died March 26. He was a store associate at Walmart in New Boston, Ohio. There will be a memorial service at a later time. Brown Funeral Chapel, Ironton, is in charge of arrangements. 

ROBERT LESLIE MYNHIER, 69, of Russell, Ky., husband of Connie Terrill Mynhier, died March 30 at home. He retired from AK Steel. Private graveside service will be April 3 at Rose Hill Burial Park. A celebration of life will be at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Fi…

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

STEPHEN ALLEN MATHEWS, 78, of Ashland, widower of Linda Bragg Mathews, died March 29 in Ashland Community Hospice Care Center. He retired from AK Steel. Private graveside services are planned at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Arrangements are by Steen Funeral Home. www.steenfuneralhome.…

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