Obituaries - Week of Nov 3


Betty M. Hamilton Callihan

   Betty M. Hamilton Callihan, 88, of Flatwoods, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

   Ms. Callihan was born September 6, 1932, in Greenup to the late James and Martha Adkins Hamilton. In addition to her parents, Ms. Callihan was preceded in death by her loving husband, Tandy E. Callihan; a son, James “Buddy” Callihan; a granddaughter, Dr. Erin Brooke Dinsmore; a brother Ed Hamilton; and a sister, Charlene Cremeans.

   Betty was a homemaker and a wonderful mother. She was a member of Kenwood Baptist Church in Russell, KY.

   Ms. Callihan is survived by a son, Dennis and Susy Bailey Callihan of Wurtland; a daughter, Joyce Ann (Louie) Poduavac of Wurtland; a grandson whom she raised, Mike (Tammy) Caudill of Flatwoods; great-granddaughter that she loved, Emme Caudill; her precious dog, Buster; and extended family and friends.

   A funeral service was held Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, with Pastor Ken Gowin and Roger McCaleb officiating. Condolences can be expressed at


Louis H. Kahne

   Louis Hills Kahne, 87, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020.

   He was born March 21, 1933, in Ashland, son of the late Robert Louis and Mary D Hills Kahne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ross Kahne; and two sisters, Bobbe Wolfe and Dorothy Doll.

   Louis was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Ashland. During his time there he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent of Sunday School. Most recently he became a member of Wildwood Baptist Church which he enjoyed immensely. He was past president of Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, he volunteered with Kentucky Baptist Home for Children and Shelter of Hope. Louis retired from Armco Steel following a career as a Civil Engineer and served in the U.S. Army.

   Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Harry Kahne (Sande) of Louisville, Vince Kahne (Sherry) of Paducah; daughter, Rebekah Kahne Salyer of Ashland; grandchildren Robert Kahne, Ellen Frost, Leah Kahne, Jayme Hobson, Laura Salyer and Tyler Salyer; great-grandchildren Lana, Lynzie, Parker and Louisa.

   Funeral services were held Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Tom Leach officiating. Burial followed in Ashland Cemetery where military honors were provided by the U.S. Army and American Legion Kenova Post 93.

   In lieu of flowers, contribution may be directed to Wildwood Baptist Church, 3414 Charles Street, Ashland, KY, 41102. To share a remembrance of Louis or to express a condolence to his family, please visit:


Stasi M. Delvizis

   Stasi (Anastasios) Michael Delvizis of Ashland, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Franklin, Tennessee.

   Born in Rochester, New York, on August 3, 1932, he is the son of the late Michael Delvizis and Olga [née Styliadis], immigrants from Greece. He and his beloved wife, Doris, moved to Ashland in 1971 where they raised their five children. He was a devoted and loving father. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, earning a degree in sociology, he began an administrative career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, retiring from the Federal Correctional Institution Ashland in Summit in 1984.

   He was a faithful member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington, serving on the parish council for many years with two terms as president. Taking other leadership roles, he was instrumental in parish youth activities, Diocese camp director, advisor, and liturgical reader.

   Stasi is survived by his loving wife, Doris [née Jovan], of 65 years and four sons, Michael (Rebecca) Delvizis of Nashville, TN; Thomas (Teresa) Delvizis of Lexington; the Reverend Peter (Victoria) Delvizis of Westfield, NJ; and James (Maria) Delvizis of San Ramon, CA. He was preceded in death by his son, John Alexander Delvizis. He was the proud pappou of four grandchildren, Christopher (Haley) Delvizis; Kara (Andrew) Miller; Michael and Alexander Delvizis; and also five great-grandchildren Ella, Ava, and Michael Everett Delvizis; Luke and Lucia Miller. Additionally, he is survived by two sisters, Florence Dove of VA; Diana Johnston of SC; and by a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angie.

   Stasi’s devotion to his family, friends, and faith never wavered. These were the foundation and building blocks of his life. He enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, sports enthusiast, coach, mentor, and a tremendous dancer.

   Funeral services were held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Huntington, WV on Saturday, October 31, with the Reverend Father Mark Elliott and Reverend Father Peter Delvizis officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum in Ashland, KY.

   In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Stasi’s memory to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 701 11th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701. Online condolences may be sent to


Robert L. Smith

Robert L. Smith, 81, of Coal Grove, OH, passed away on Friday, October 29, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton, OH.

   Mr. Smith was born March 5, 1939, in Huntington, WV, to the late Thomas H., Sr. and Maudie Smith.

   In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his son, Robert L. Smith, Jr.; two brothers, Thomas Herman, Jr. and Arnold Smith; and a sister, Frances Smith.

   Robert was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Tow Motor Operator for Chrysler Corporation. Robert was a devout Christian and faithful Deacon at New Jerusalem Christian Center in Ironton, OH. He loved singing for the Lord.

   Mr. Smith is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Julia M. Sarver Smith of Coal Grove, OH; two daughters, Kathy (Tim) Shea of Florida, and Carol Sue Smith of Ironton, OH; eight grandchildren: Alan (Kimberly), Johnathan (Tabitha), Steven, Bruce, Joshua, Boyd (Allyson), Wendi, and Joshua; five great-grandchildren: Zack, Zoey, Torrie, Aidon, and Austin; a daughter-in-law, Leslee Smith; and a host of extended family and friends.

   A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at New Jerusalem Christian Center in Ironton, OH with Pastor Bishop Isaac Glover officiating. Burial will follow at Haverhill Cemetery, Haverhill, OH. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until time of the service on Tuesday at the church.

   The family has entrusted Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with the arrangements.

   Condolences can be expressed at


Evelyn H. Crawford

   On October 28, 2020, Evelyn H. Crawford, while surrounded by family went to tend an eternal garden.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie A. Crawford and son in law, Graham Johns.

   Born January 5, 1930 in Ashland, she was the daughter of late Herman Russell and Lena Berry Haggard. She was the oldest daughter and the last surviving sibling of her brothers and sisters; Paul, Herbert, K.B. , Russell and John Ray Haggard, Edith Bramblette and Ellinore Garner.

   She started working for General Telephone at a young age and was employed by the Ashland Independent School System as an aide for Head Start as well as Title 1.

   A lover of good books and sweet tea, her flowers were the envy of the neighborhood. She was an expert seamstress, devoted to her church and church family for over 80 years at South Ashland United Methodist Church. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was a dedicated volunteer at the Hospice Care Center.

   She is survived by her children, Jana Crawford Maggard of Xenia, Ohio; Lisa Crawford Johns of Winchester, and Brent Crawford (Karen) of Ashland. She is the grandmother of Julianna Woodall (Terrance), Jonathan Maggard (Clarissa), Meredith Hall (Clarke), Ashley Crawford (Bryan Hartledge) and Zachary Crawford. She is the great grandmother to Lyla; Braydon, Jonathan; and Margaret. Additional survivors include her nephew, the Reverend Father D. Andrew Garner and Niece, Joy Garner Jobe (Shane), as well as a host of extended family members and dear friends.

   Visitation was held Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel. A private family funeral was held on Sunday, with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS and Chaplain Jimm Smedley officiating.    In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn’s memory may be made to South Ashland United Methodist Church or Community Hospice.

   To share a remembrance of Evelyn or to express a condolence to her family, please visit:


Timothy Scott Imes

   Timothy Scott Imes, 63 of Ashland, passed away on October 25, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1957 to the late Wilford Maxwell and Lola Lucille Jordan Imes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved fur baby Duke Beauregard.

   Tim was a graduate of Paul G. Blazer class of 1975, and was an electronics technician for AK Steel for 30 years and was a former President of Steelworkers Local 1865. He was also a lifetime member of Elks BPOE 350 and loved collecting sports memorabilia and baseball cards. He also had a passion for vintage cars.

   He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years and love of his life, Dr. Susan Berry Imes of Ashland. They celebrated their wedding anniversary on the day he passed away. Tim is also survived by an uncle, William Griggs; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard and Stacy Keelin, and their children Jon and Ryan Keelin and great nephew Rylan; a nephew Jay Christopher Duvall (Kimberly) and their children Samuel, Jacob and Jenna; niece Rachel Duvall Morris (Jason) and their children Jackson, Owen, Seth and Evan; a niece Johanna Evans King and her children Gray, Linus, George and Henry; his precious fur baby Pandora Hope; longtime friend Robbie Brooks (Jackie) and their children Shawn and Alicia; best friend Jimmy Crooks (Faye); and other friends Mary and Steve Lester, Brandon Williams, as well as his AK Steel family and neighbors who were family.

   Graveside services were held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum with Pastor Tom Epperly officiating. Burial followed in Ashland Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers please make contributions to AARF, 12365 Kevin Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41102. Online condolences may be made to


Betty Jayne Turner Sinnette

   Betty Jayne Turner Sinnette, 92, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Woodland Oaks Health Care in Ashland.

   Betty was born August 1, 1928 in Ashland to the late Tom Turner Sr. and Irene Adams Turner.

   She was a graduate of Bethesda School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio and trained with Cadet Nurse Corp during World War II. She was employed at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, OLBH and retired working at KDMC, where she retired as a Registered Nurse in the Oncology Department. Betty was a long-time member of Rose Hill Baptist Church where she was active in W.M.U and taught an Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. She loved to quilt but above everything Betty loved her Lord and her family which she devoted herself to.

   Betty was a native of Ashland. Over her life she lived in 38 different places in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

   In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sinnette; one son, Thomas Charles Sinnette; two daughters, Elizabeth “Betsy” Hampton and Melanie Sue Sinnette; one brother Tom Turner Jr.; and a beloved sister Lillian “Tootise” Froderman.

   She leaves behind one son, Kevin Sinnette of Ashland; four grandchildren, Michael Scott McFarlin, Shannon McClung, Staci Schwingler and Joseph Hampton; four great-grandchildren Malloreigh, Levi, Madalynn and Logan; along with a host of extended family and friends.

   Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a Celebration of Life for Betty will be held at a later date. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery.

   Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood has been entrusted with the services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice 1480 Carter Avenue Ashland, KY 41101.

   Online condolences may be left at


Robert Wayne Reed

   Robert Wayne Reed, 40, of Ashland, Kentucky, husband of Jessica Kelley Reed, died Monday, October 26, 2020 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton, Ohio. 

   He was born September 3, 1980 in Houston, Texas, the son of the late Elva Wayne Reed and Brenda Whittaker Reed of Cynthiana, Kentucky. He is survived by, in addition to his wife and mother, two stepchildren, Hunter and Gracie.

   Services are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.


Charles Eugene Metz

   Charles Eugene Metz, 93, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Friday, October 2, 2020 at SOMC Hospice Care Center in Portsmouth. 

   He was born November 3, 1926 in Cairo, West Virginia, the son of the late Albert and Sylvia Martin Metz.  Charles was a former technician in the United States Army.

   He is survived by three brothers, Willard Metz of Westwood, John Metz of Wheelersburg, and Glade Metz of Portsmouth.

   A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 4, at 11 a.m. at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Argillite with full military honors. 

Services are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.


Randall "Randy" F. Noble

   Randall "Randy" F. Noble, 70, formerly of Ashland, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at his home in Port Charlotte, Florida.

   Randy was born April 19, 1950, in Hinton, WV, to the late Barbara Milburn Noble and James Fred Noble.

   A graduate of Boyd County High School, Randy served 10 years in the Army National Guard and retired after 30 years of service as a Kentucky State Trooper. A devout member of First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg and then Murdock Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, Randy was known for his generosity of spirit and constant willingness to help anyone in need. Randy was always giving his money, time, and talent to the people and communities he cared about. He spent the last 19 years with the love of his life, his wife Terri. They enjoyed traveling, particularly their trips to the Holy Land. An avid fisherman and kayaker, Randy often rode his bike up to 20 miles a day. His loved ones will miss his huge smile and warm hugs.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife, Teresa “Terri” Thornbury Noble, of Port Charlotte; sister Julie (Joe) Parker of Az.; brother Terry (Pam) Noble of WVa.; daughter Andrea (Jason) McGuire of Lexington; and son Brandon (Heather) Noble of Carmel, In.; stepdaughters Kristen (Jeff) Abney and Tressa Preston of Norfolk, Va.; and grandchildren: Carter and Grant McGuire; Presley and James Noble; and Evan, Kate, and Liam Abney. Randy is also survived by one niece, two nephews, three sisters-in-law, and countless dear friends.

   A service took place at Steen Funeral Chapel on 13th Street in Ashland Saturday, October 31.

   In lieu of flowers, donations in Randy's memory can be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 495126, Port Charlotte, FL 33949, or First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg at 606.928.8582.