Obituaries - January 12

 

 

Sharon E. Dishman

   Sharon E. Gallaher Dishman, 75, of Lavalette, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV.

   Mrs. Dishman was born February 22, 1945, in Huntington, WV, to the late Earl Walker and Hazel “Pinky” Arrington Gallaher.

   In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband, Larry Paul Dishman.

   Mrs. Dishman was a ward clerk for Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. She was also a dedicated homemaker who loved caring for her family. She was a member of Bear Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church in Catlettsburg, KY.

   Mrs. Dishman is survived by her son, Earl (Malissa) Dishman of Huntington; a daughter, Becky (Bill) McCallister of Huntington; seven grandchildren, Chelsie Brooks of Proctorville, OH, Caleb Brooks of Huntington, Tyler and Cameron McCallister of Huntington, Sarah Dishman of Dayton, OH, and Anna and Jonathan Dishman of Huntington; one great-grandchild, Waylon Brooks; one sister, Kay (Dean) Sutliff of Prior Lake, MN; a niece, Mary Elizabeth (Steve) Hoback Johnson; and a host of extended family and friends.

   A funeral service was held on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, with Pastor Mike Moore and Rev. Tommy Romans officiating. Burial followed at Woodmere Memorial Park in Huntington, WV.

   Condolences can be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.

 

Lula Mae Fannin

   Lula Mae Fannin, 85, of Kenova, West Virginia, died Sunday evening, January 3, at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center. 

   Lula was born February 6, 1935 in Wayne County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Delbert and Exa Lambert Drown.  

   She was a member of 13th Street Baptist Church, Kenova, and was a former retail clerk with Parsons, Judy’s, Cowden’s, Proffitt’s, and Elder-Beerman. Lula loved her family, her church, and dearly enjoyed her customers throughout her sales career.  

   She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, John D. Fannin in 2017; three brothers: Delbert Drown, Jr., Billy Jack ‘B.J.’ Drown, and Oscar ‘O.J.’ Drown. 

   Surviving include a daughter: Lori Caudill and husband Gabe of Parkersburg, West Virginia; sister Lilly Dale Powell of Kenova, West Virginia; half-sister Becky Mannon of Kenova, West Virginia; three grandchildren: Benjamin Caudill and wife Yayoi of Ashland; Eric Caudill and wife Sara of Morgantown, West Virginia; Joseph Caudill, and wife Ashley, of Aiken, South Carolina, and a great granddaughter, Amelia Caudill.

   Funeral services were Thursday, January 7 at Preston Family Funeral Home. Entombment is in the Rose Hill Burial Park. 

 

John Donald Morrison

   John Donald Morrison, 81, of Ashland, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Edgewood Manor of Lucasville.

   He was born July 20, 1939, in Ashland, a son of the late Christopher (Pete) and Edith Collins Morrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Christopher Morrison and three sisters, Jean Hughes, Geraldine Nelson, and Deanna Caines.

   John was a 1957 graduate of Ashland High School; he graduated with a degree in Economics from Marshall University and a master’s degree in Psychology from Morehead State University. He retired following a 37-year career with Armco Steel. He served in the U.S. Navy; was a member of Mensa International, 32nd degree Mason at Poage Masonic Lodge F&AM 325, Scottish Rite and was a KY Colonel.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife Amy Collins Morrison of Ashland; daughters, Sheree (Gregory) Bartley of Russell, and Joan Morrison of Smyrna, TN; brother, Everett (Katie) Morrison of Ashland; and a host of extended family members and dear friends.

   A celebration of John’s life was held Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Chaplain Jimm Smedley officiating. Burial followed in Ashland Cemetery.

   Those who wish may make contributions in John’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  To share a memory of John or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

 

Carol J. Armstrong

   Carol Armstrong, 80 years old went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Hospice. Peace has come after a three year long struggle with dementia. 

   Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Gale and her Mother Elizabeth (Oma). 

   She is survived by her brother Roy; children Lynne, Lori and Dene; grandchildren Jessica (Tyler), Elizabeth (Mack), Douglas, Amanda (Kenny), and Connor. Carol had six great-grandchildren. 

   Carol has countless friends that she has made along the way while running the Big Lynne Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Her ashes will be buried beside her husband in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. 

   In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101, would be appreciated.

   To share a memory of Carol or to leave a condolence with the family, please visit steenfuneralhome.com

 

Thelma Owens

   Thelma Jeanette Owens, of Ashland, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 5. She was 89. Thelma was born December 10, 1931 in Catlettsburg, to the late William and Mary Emily Owens. She was preceded in death by sisters Dolores Grubb, Betty Felty and Joan Cole.

   She is survived by her sister Carol Opell of Catlettsburg, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Grey. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers Janice Miller and Mary Salyers for their excellent care, compassion and friendship.

   Thelma was a 1949 graduate of Boyd County High School. She was a retired nurse, having worked in doctors’ offices in Ashland and Morehead.

   Funeral services were held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Steen Funeral Home Central Chapel. Pastor Kevin Meenach officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY.

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

 

Carl Edward Thompson

   Carl Edward Thompson, 73, of Ashland, returned to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

   He was born January 3, 1948, in South Shore, a son of the late Herbert Andrew and Judy Barker Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sturgill and brothers Ron, Bill and Bob Thompson.

   He was a 1966 graduate of Paul Blazer High School. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Rank 1 certification from Morehead State University.

   Carl was a faithful member of Unity Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and on numerous committees.

   He retired following a 34 year career in education with Fairview Independent School System. During his tenure he served as a teacher, coach, counselor and superintendent. He was awarded K.E.D.C. Superintendent of the Year and was involved with many civic and professional organizations, including the Gideons and Ramey Estep Home.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 45 years, Marlene Eskew Thompson of Ashland; brothers, Herbert Thompson, David (Brenda) Thompson and Mike (Linda) Thompson all of Ashland; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members, dear friends, and a special buddy, Tommy.

   Visitation will be held from Noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m.

   For those who wish, live streaming of the service will be available at 2 p.m. Tuesday by clicking the link on Carl’s tribute at steenfuneralhome.com. Words of comfort will be provided by Pastor Rob Lockhart and Pastor Brad Calloway. Following the service, Carl will be laid to rest in Ashland Cemetery.

   Pallbearers will be his nephews, Kyle, Greg, Philip, and David Thompson, Britton Blair, Alvin Bailey and two close friends, Mark Maynard and Vessie Hughes.

   Although flowers are welcome, contributions in Carl’s memory may be directed to your favorite charity.

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

 

Jaymi Thacker Mullins

   Jaymi Thacker Mullins, 62, of Ashland, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021.

   She was born January 29, 1958, in Cherry Point, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her father, James Thacker in 1999.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Sydney (James) Keeton of Flatwoods; mother, Kathleen Thacker Kimbrell of Lexington; brother, Dirk B. (Lori Leddy) Thacker of Lexington; sister, Cary T. (Lew) Davis of Lexington; two grandchildren, Barrett and Ellison Keeton; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

   In keeping with Jaymi’s wishes, services will not be held.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101.

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

 

Amber Marie Kitchen

   Amber Marie Kitchen, 36, of Catlettsburg, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Amber was born April 29, 1984 in Ashland, a daughter of Larry Kitchen of Catlettsburg and the late Susie Tackett Kitchen.

   Amber was a graduate and cheerleader of Boyd County High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University.

   In addition to her father, Amber is survived by her children Braylon Ross Watts, William Hunter Watts, Dillon Watts and Emma Leigh Watts. Also surviving are a host of extended family and good friends.

   A memorial service will be held at a later date.

   Steen Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

Donald R. Maynard

   Donald R. Maynard, “Banjo Picker”, 86, of Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2021, at Hubbard Hospice House East after a brief illness.

   Donald was born on March 24, 1934, in Pikeville, KY, to the late Clinton and Edith Thompson Maynard.

   Mr. Maynard served in the United States Army and a truck driver for Wilson Freight, Central Steel and Wire, and Liquid Air until his retirement. He loved banjos and was an avid bluegrass fan. Donald attended Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Charleston, WV.

   Mr. Maynard is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Ann Maynard of Charleston, WV; his daughter, Terrie (Mike) Barnes of Titusville, FL; a step son, Steve (Trina) Vanover and step daughter, Lisa Allen both of Ironton, OH; his grandchildren, Lee (Deborah) Taylor of Jacksonville, FL, Matt Taylor of Titusville, FL, Sara Vanover, Kristen (Bradley) Barcus, and Michelle (Al) Parece all of Ironton, OH; his great-grandchildren: Zach and Braden Taylor, Maveric, Tank, and Mayler McFann; and a host of extended family and friends.

   Per Donald’s request, there will be no public services.

   The family has made private arrangements with Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Donald’s memory to the charity of your choice or help someone in need as Donald often did.

 

Pearl Agnes Meade

   Pearl Meade, 91, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, died peacefully Monday, January 4, in Woodland Oaks Health Care. 

   Pearl was born May 12, 1929 in Boyd County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mae Stanley Hardin. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Catlettsburg. 

   Pearl was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Marion 'Bob' Meade; five sons: Lawrence Kevin Meade, Kelly Dean Meade, Steven Earl Meade, James Michael Meade, and Robert Patrick Meade; three brothers: Earl Hardin, Bill Hardin, Frank Hardin, and a sister, Bonnie Hardin. 

   Surviving include a son, Philip Meade of Alabama; daughter Faye Meade of Catlettsburg; two brothers: Lawrence Hardin, Jr. of Ashland, and Roger Hardin of Kenova, West Virginia; sister Betty Hardin of California, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  

   A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.


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