Jimmie Lewis Smith

 

   Jimmie Lewis Smith, 72, of Westwood, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020.

   He was born November 19, 1947, in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late, Archie and Wanola A. Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Jack Kelley, Jr., and sister-in-law, Barbara Cunningham.

   Jimmie was a 1966 graduate of Fairview High School and was of the Baptist faith. He served honorably in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Era and retired following a long career of 39 years with Armco Steel. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Eva for Late Model Dirt Car racing and spending time with all his grandchildren.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 50 years, Eva Mae Ball Smith of Westwood; daughter, Angela Dawn (Patrick) Boggs of Flatwoods; son, Jimmie Lewis (Shauna) Smith, II of Bradenton, FL; sisters, Carol Jean (Tom) Abbey, and Violet Kelley of Ashland; grandchildren, Kristin Boggs, Cory Boggs, Colt Smith and Riley Smith; nephews, extended family and dear friends.

   Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel with Pastor Mike Blankenship, officiating. Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. To share a remembrance of Jimmie or express a condolence, please visit: www.steenfuneralhome.com.

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Harold Eugene “Bud” Ferguson

 

 

   Harold Eugene “Bud” Ferguson, 72, of Russell, passed away at his home on Friday evening, June 19, 2020.

   Bud was born December 19, 1947 in Ironton, Ohio to the late James S. and Esther L. Rice Ferguson.

   Bud proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He went on to retire as a Supervisor, after 25 years of service, with Catlettsburg Electro Status.

   In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by brothers, James S., James E. and John Charles Ferguson and two great grandchildren, Noella Grace Anne Pruitt and Liam Lee Thompson.

   Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Karen Blevins Ferguson; two daughters, Raymona F. Pemberton (Bill) of Westwood and Carly A. Conley (Scott) of Michigan; one son, Matthew W. Ferguson of Russell; one sister, Jean Hewlett (Delmar) of Worthington; eight grandchildren, Andrew Ardire (Meghan), Keely Riffe, Tyler Riffe, Evan Pemberton, Dane Ferguson (Chanda), Jasmine Clarke, Ethan Thompson (Sydne Humlicek) and Carter Conley; seven great grandchildren, Spencer, Jaylah, Tate, Ella, Luke, Mia and Finn; and extended family and friends.

   Service was conducted Thursday, June 25, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast by brother-in-law, Delmar Hewlett. Military honors were provided by the United States Air Force and the Kenova American Legion Post #93

   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Caniff Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. The Family has entrusted Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood with arrangements.

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Betty O. Shannon

 

 

   Betty Opal Shannon, 89, of Westwood, Kentucky, widow of Walter Shannon, died peacefully at her home, Sunday evening, June 21, while under hospice care.

   Betty was born April 4, 1931 in Ashland, Kentucky a daughter of the late James and Nancy Callihan Huguenot. She was a retired secretary with the Fairview Board of Education having spent many years at Pine Acres Elementary School and the new Fairview Elementary School.

   She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by three brothers: James, Ford, and Davis Huguenot, and three sisters: Erma Kirk, Patricia Spears, and Carolyn Thompson.

   Surviving include three daughters: Vicky Willis and husband Roy, of Nicholasville; Sidney Anderson of Russell; Kathy Gillum and husband James of Westwood; five grandchildren: Andrew Anderson, Hobie Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Dawn Willis, Tiffany Cecil; eight great grandchildren: Hunter, Logan, Haiden, Silas, Carlysle, Asher, Trinity, Isaac, and great great grandchildren Grayson and Ashton.

   Graveside services were Wednesday, June 24 at Ashland Cemetery by Bro. Jim Smedley. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.

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Lois Jean Cline

 

 

   Lois Jean Cline, 87, of Hurricane, West Virginia, formerly of Flatwoods, died Thursday morning, June 25.

   Lois was born May 5, 1933 in Fairmont, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Norman and Martha Hawkins Wright.

   She was a member of Advance Methodist Church, Flatwoods, a former employee of Dupont of Wurtland, and a volunteer clerk with the Flatwoods Library. Lois was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a Kentucky Colonel, and United Methodist Women.

   She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, James R. Cline, and a daughter, Carol Rankin.

   Surviving include a son: James Michael Cline of California; two daughters: Kathy Joyce of Hurricane, WV; Rebecca Fearing of Damascus, Virginia; brother Jim Gardner of South Carolina, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be Thursday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at Preston Family Funeral Home by Bro. Jim Smedley. Burial will be in the Olive Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Lois’ memory to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W., Charleston, WV 25387.

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Jan de Graaff

 

 

   Jan de Graaff, 89, of Ashland, Kentucky, passed away June 27 at Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.

   He was born November 26, 1930 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a son of the late Gerritt and Mechteld de Graaff. Mr. de Graaff was an aeronautical engineer by trade and was a retired engineer from Allied Chemical.

   His wife of 61 years passed away five years ago as well as a son, Rodrigo de Graaff.

   Surviving include three daughters: Marisa Jackson, Giovanna de Graaff, and Silvanna Murphy; five grandchildren: Michael, Rebecca, Samantha, Madeline, and Kaeli, as well as two great grandchildren.

   There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.

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