Obituaries - December 15

 

 

Sandra Mobley

   Sandra Lee Mobley, 79, of Ashland, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

   Sandy was born on August 27, 1941 in Ashland, Kentucky. She spent most of her childhood with her loving grandparents, Nettie and Irvin Wages. In addition to her grandparents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Mobley; son, Steven Davis Mobley; and a brother, Darrell Dawson.

   Sandy was a lifelong active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Throughout her lifetime she traveled extensively, including taking 36 cruises. She had previously been a member of Continental Dance Club, Road Runners, Bellefonte Country Club, Ashland Old Timers and was very active in numerous community services.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her loving and devoted daughter, Sandi West and husband, Dale of South Point, OH; two grandchildren, Nicole West Terry (Matthew) of Ashland and Casey West (MacKenzie) of Chesapeake, OH; three great grandchildren, Coltyn West, Hudsyn Terry and CharLee Terry; brother, Kent McClanahan of Lexington, KY; two sisters, Diane Tackett of Michigan and Paulette Marker of OH. She is also survived by a host of extended family members and dear friends.

   A private graveside service will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum Chapel with words of comfort provided by Larry Sivis.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sandy’s memory may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101.

   To share a remembrance of Sandy or to express a condolence to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

 

Brant C. Creech

   Brant C. Creech, age 57, passed away at his home on Friday, December 4, 2020.

   He was born April 16, 1963, in Ashland, to Jack and the late Judy (Lee) Creech.

   He was a 1981 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and earned degrees from Centre College and Morehead State University. In his 27-year career with Fairview Independent Schools, he served as a teacher, counselor, coach, athletic director, and administrator. In 2018 Brant was inducted into the Fairview Hall of Fame.

   Over the course of Brant’s career at Fairview, his dedication and commitment to the students, their families, and the Westwood community far exceeded any of his typical job duties. He was always the first person to step forward to offer his support and guidance. His soft spot was for the underdog and he had a gift for seeing the potential in everyone. 

   Brant enjoyed spending time with family and friends fishing and being outdoors. He was an avid gardener and his prize dahlias won first place at the Boyd County Fair for several years.

   He was a devoted son, a cherished brother, and a beloved uncle to his nephews.

   In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister Jacque Arthur (Mike) of Findlay, Ohio, a brother Joe Creech (Stacy) of Pompano Beach, Florida; nephews Jonathan, Justin, Kyle, and Brad.

   Due to the Covid19 pandemic and current mandates set forth by the Governor, services held in the funeral home were private. Following the service, Brant was laid to rest in Ashland Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brant’s memory may be made to the Brant Creech Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Members Choice Credit Union.

   To share a remembrance of Brant or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

 

Joann Johnson Moore

   Joann Johnson Moore died December 11, peacefully with her son and granddaughter at her side. She was 89.

   She was born February 19, 1931 in Huntington, WV to the late Virginia Sue Burns Smith and Edgar R. Johnson and sister Ruth Click. In 1942, she came to Ashland, graduating in the high school class of 1948. Soon after, she married Tommy Moore and raised two sons, Tommy and Donald. Joann was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church since 1977. She was a volunteer of KDMC for 15 years. Joann enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Family always came first in her life, but she never ignored a family in need. In her later years, she resided at Morning Pointe in Russell, where she was loved and cherished by many. She had a lifetime of friendships with her high school class and neighbors both in Ashland and Flatwoods.

   In addition to her parents and sister, Joann is proceeded in death by her husband Tommy Moore; sons Tommy David Moore and Darrell Moore (infant), and daughter, Beverly A. Moore (infant). 

   Joann is survived by her son, Donald L. Moore of Ashland; daughter-in-law Tersea Moore of OK; grandchildren: Jason Kemper, Cayce Smith (Travis), and Rebekah Moore; great-grandchildren: Lillian and Annabelle Smith and Victoria Moore-Alcazar.

   A funeral service will be held at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Ashland, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 1 p.m. Dr. Matt Shamblin and Tom Stevens will officiate the services and Pastor Steve Evans will provide song. For those who cannot attend, at 1 p.m. an online stream will be provided by the church website. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Due to COVID regulations, masks and social distancing will be required.

   In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Rose Hill Christian School, 1001 Winslow Rd. Ashland, KY, 41102. To share a remembrance of Joann or to express a condolence to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

 

Sara Ann Miller Johnson 

   Sara Ann Miller Johnson, 40, of Pickerington, OH, formerly of Ironton, OH, passed peacefully at Kings Daughters Medical Center on December 9, 2020 due to injuries from an auto accident which occurred on August 8, 2020. She was born on September 20, 1980 in Ironton, OH to Gary Miller (Judine) of Pedro, OH and Patricia Miller (Jeff Pack) of Ironton, OH.

   She is a graduate of Rock Hill High School Class of 1998 and worked at CSX in Russell, KY and Columbus, OH. Her life was devoted to her children and loved supporting her son’s sports and her daughter’s artistic talents. Her smile would light up a room when she entered. She always had a special place in her heart for those in need.

   Sara is survived by her children Marcus Daniels, Joshua Johnson, Sajrina Johnson and her adopted daughter Amarillo Linthicum; siblings Angela Miller, Scott Miller and Jeremy Miller; grandmother Shirley Ramey Price; Several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a special friend Julie Killen.

   Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel at 1 p.m. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Due to Covid restrictions, all attending will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

   Friends may send a contribution in her memory to AARF P.O. Box 2061, Ashland, Ky. 41105-2061

   Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com

 

Mable Tufts

   Mable C. Tufts, 95, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, died peacefully, on Friday, December 11, 2020.

   She was born June 10, 1925, in Grayson, Kentucky, a daughter of the late John A. and Lizzie Damron Kouns. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Tufts.

   Mabel was a longtime member of Beech Street Christian Church. She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing.

   Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Tom Tufts of Catlettsburg; sister, Nettie Clark of Grayson; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel with words of comfort provided by Minister Kenneth Vaughn. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park.

   Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Due to COVID regulations, masks and social distancing will be required.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mabel’s memory may be made to your charity of choice.

   To share a remembrance or to express a condolence to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

 

Linda Lee Osborne Ward

   Linda Lee Osborne Ward, 72, of Ashland, KY passed away at Kings Daughters’ Medical Center on December 8, 2020. She was born on May 19, 1948 to the late Joe and Cora Cecil Osborne.

   She was formerly a clerk with KDMC Home Health and Cedar Knoll Family Health as well as a member of Heritage Freewill Baptist Church.

   Linda is survived by her loving husband Jack Allen Ward of Ashland; a daughter Cristal Lynn Peters and husband Billy of Ashland; a son Joey Allen Ward and wife Rebecca Lynn of Lexington; two brothers Kenneth Ray Osborne and wife Betty of Winchester, and Larry Joe Osborne and wife Rita of Hueysville, KY; a sister Betty Kay Pugh of Harold, KY; grandchildren Korinna Nicole Peters, Lindsey Ann Kelley, Jessica Ellyn Diamond, Morgan Elyse Ward and Jared Patrick Allen Ward; and great grandchildren Jarret Russell Daniel, Macy Marie Diamond, Evelyn Rose Kelley and Jaxton David Diamond.

   Due to the Covid 19 restrictions private funeral services will be held at Heritage Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Edward Cook officiating. 

   Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com

 

Henry Noble Mayberry

   Henry Noble Mayberry, 82, of Lucasville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

   Noble was born September 18, 1938 in Ashland to the late Henry and Beulah Mae Barber Mayberry.

   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William Harrison “Toby” Mayberry.

   He leaves behind a daughter, Judy Lynn Reiks; sister Judith Lynn McDowell; brother George Gary Mayberry; along with a host of extended family and friends.

   A graveside service was conducted Monday, December 14 at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum with Pastor Michael York officiating.

   Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood has been entrusted with the services.

   Online condolences may be left at canifffuneralhome.com.

 

John Edward Dobias

   John Edward Dobias, 71, of Ashland, passed away at Community Hospice on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

   Arrangements are currently pending at Steen Funeral Home.

 

William Morris Burke

   Morris Burke, 90, of Ashland, died Wednesday morning, December 9, in Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility.  

   Morris was born September 9, 1930 at Rush, Kentucky, a son of the late Nathaniel and Mamie Charles Burke. He was retired from CSX. He is survived by a niece and nephew, Larry and Elaine Howard of Salyersville.  

   He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by several siblings.  

   Graveside services were Friday, December 11, 2020 at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.

 

Rebecca Blevins

   Rebecca ‘Becky’ Kay Blevins, 75, of Westwood, Kentucky, wife of Lundie Blevins, Jr., died Sunday morning, December 6, at her home while under hospice care. Becky was born August, 25, 1945 in Ashland, a daughter of the late Paul and Alma Garvin Thompson. 

   She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a brother: Paul Thompson, and a sister, Margie Hunt. She was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with her family and mostly cherished the time with her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

   Surviving, in addition to her husband, include two sons: Lundie Blevins III and wife Lisa of Ashland; and Paul Blevins and wife Sula of Dumfries, Virginia; two daughters: Annette Meade and husband Mike of Flatwoods; and Amy Blevins of Ashland; six grandchildren: Katie Sierra-Rozen, Morgan Meade, Jordan Blevins, Levi Blevins, Mollie Blevins, Kennedy Blevins, and two great grandchildren: Liat Sierra-Rozen and Noa Sierra-Rozen. 

   Private services were Wednesday, December 9, with burial following at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast. 

   Contributions may be made, in Becky’s memory, to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, FL 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601. 

   Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.

 

Linda Daniels

   Linda Kay Daniels, 60, of Westwood, Kentucky, died Saturday, December 5, in Kings Daughters Medical Center following an extended illness. 

   She was born January 7, 1960 in Pippa Passes, Kentucky a daughter of the late Fred and Charlene Wheeler Wolfe. 

   Linda was a former employee of Pennington's Food Fair and Cannonsburg WalMart. Surviving include her husband, Garrett Daniels; son Matthew Grubb of New York; daughter, Christie Grubb of Greenup; sister Bonnie Gatlin of Greenville, Tennessee, and four grandchildren. 

   A private graveside service was Thursday, December 10 by Brother Jim Smedley at Rose Hill Burial Park. 

   Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.

 

Virginia "Jo" Barker Virgin

   Virginia “Jo” Barker Virgin, 91, of Flatwoods, KY, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods, KY.

   Mrs. Virgin was born July 25, 1929, in Ashland, KY, to the late Earl and Daisy Gillum Jarvis.

   In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl Virgin; a son, Joseph Virgin; daughter, Carla Virgin; and two brothers, James and Charles Barker.

   Mrs. Virgin was a social worker for the State of Kentucky Department of Human Resources and a dedicated homemaker that loved to read and bake goods to the local banks, Doctor’s offices, libraries, and to her dear friend, Mike Wilson. Virginia was also involved in the Women’s Missionary group at Meade Memorial United Methodist Church in Russell, KY where she was a member.

   Mrs. Virgin is survived by two sons, Michael (Susan) Virgin of Bluffton, South Carolina and David Virgin of Belmont, California; a daughter, Cindy (Frank) Arthur of Flatwoods, KY; four grandchildren: Lauren (Wyatt Jordan) French, Sonny (Adam Osborne) Virgin, Carl (Sarah) Arthur, and Zackary (Leigha) Arthur; four great-grandchildren: Cannon, Copper, Cash, and Benjamin; two sisters, Patricia Miller of Sharonville, OH and Gail White of Lake City, FL; and a host of extended family and friends.

   The family has arranged a private graveside service with Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with Pastor Larry Puryear officiating.

   Due to government regulations concerning COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required at all times.

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mrs. Virgin’s honor to Meade Memorial United Methodist Church (501 Boyd St, Russell, KY 41169).

   Condolences can be expressed at www.baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles W. Robinson

   Charles William Robinson, 75, of Ashland, Kentucky, passed away at Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

   He was born August 23, 1945, in Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late Charles and Willie Mae Robinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Vivian Leigh Robinson in 2019.

   Charles was the founder of Charles W. Robinson CPA Firm and remained very active until he retired. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, El Hasa Temple and Royal Order of Jesters Court 172. Throughout his lifetime, he served as President of the United Way, was a member of the Lions Club, Elks Lodge 350 B.P.O.E and American Legion Post 76.

   Those left to cherish his memory include a daughter, Julie Anne Robinson (Jenny) of Nicholson, Georgia; son, Bradley Charles Robinson (Brooke) of Catlettsburg; brothers, Walter Robinson and Kenneth Robinson (Phyllis) of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters; and his beloved grandchildren, Reed Douglas and Carson Brooke Robinson who were his pride and joy.

   A private graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum Chapel with words of comfort provided by Chaplain Jimm Smedley. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 93.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to United Way or Ashland Lions Club.

   To share a remembrance of Charles or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.


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