Obituaries - February 9



Della Kaye Porter 

   Della Kaye Porter, 71, of Ashland, passed away Friday Morning, February 5, 2021 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Kaye was born October 5, 1949 in Ashland, a daughter of the late William L. “Pete” and Estella June Horton Porter.

   Born and raised in Ashland, Kaye is a graduate of Boyd County High School. With a move to Louisiana, Kaye was an Instructor at the Moler Beauty College in New Orleans, LA. Kaye lived there for 20 years working and raising her family. After returning back home to Ashland, Kaye was an instructor with the Ashland School of Beauty Culture for many years.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her son Tommy “Joey” Keeney II and wife Leah of Mt. Sterling, daughters Monica Keeney of Ashland, Lisa Lucas and husband Derrick of Ashland, Tiffany Lykins of Salt Lick, KY, a brother William (Betty) Porter of Ashland, grandchildren King, Jodi, Nicole, Alex, Abby, Dakota, Sierra, Brian, Noah, Emma and Wyatt, her great grandchildren Ashlynn, Avereigh and Raelyn and a host of extended family and friends.

   Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Steen Funeral Home 13th St. Chapel. Burial will be in the East Carter Memory Gardens in Grayson.

   Visitation will be held prior to services from noon till service time at 1 p.m.

   To share a memory of Kaye or to express a condolence to her family, please visit


Richard L. Mullins

   Richard L. Mullins, 59, of Catlettsburg, KY passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on February 4, 2021. He was born on November 12, 2961 in Ashland, KY to the late Harry Mullins and Eunice Evelyn Stringer Mullins of Grayson, KY. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Bill Sexton.

   He was a welder by trade and a shift supervisor at Engines Inc. and also worked for Trailblazers. He was a member of BPOE 350 in Ashland.

   Richard is survived by his loving wife Sheri Rucker Mullins of Catlettsburg; children Mariah (Austin Miniard) Mullins of Olive Hill, Kayla Mullins, Ashley (Josh) Carver, Coty (Alyssa) Terry all of Catlettsburg; a grandchild Emerson Kate Terry; siblings Connie (Tim) Barnett of Ashland, Jerry (Mina) Mullins of Sterling Heights, MI, Pam (BJ) Mullins of Rush, Marsha (Tom) Dallaire of Clarkston, MI, Dexter (Sandi) Mullins of Crosby, TX and Carole Sexton of Rush; and a host of nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services were held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel. 

   The family has asked that any donations in his memory be made to Steen Funeral Home, 1501 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY. Online condolences may be made to


Sheila Jane Federer


   It is with great sadness that the family of Sheila Jane Federer (Scarberry) announce her passing on February 3, 2021. Janie, as she was called by all, was 76 years old and born on March 7, 1944 in West Virginia. She lived the last 45 years in Cannonsburg and is lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Billy Joe Federer.

   Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Denver and Vesta Collins Scarberry and her precious grandson Ben Flannery.

   Janie was from a large family of 10 children, the late Junior Scarberry, Richard Scarberry, Stevie Scarberry, Janet Keyser, Francis Fry, Deloris Lily and Debbie Fry. She is survived by her sister Linda (Art) Green and Curtis Scarberry.

   Even though she was taken too soon, she lived her life surrounded by people who adored her. Her three daughters and her favorite son-in-laws: Robin (David) Flannery, Karen (Bobby) Evans and Michelle (Steve) Kelly. She was also the beloved Mamaw of five grandchildren and the heart of her world. Billy (Brianna) Flannery, Faith (Brandon) Louthan, First Lieutenant Blake (Keriann) Kelly U.S. Army, and Brayden Kelly. She was loved by many nieces and nephews who loved their “Aunt Jane” dearly.

   Janie’s laugh was contagious and filled a room wherever she was. She loved her close friends deeply. Janie will be dearly missed by her friends. She was kind to all, if she met a stranger they were soon her friend. If you were lucky enough to sit at her table and share her biscuits, you felt the warmth of her love.

   Due to COVID, the private family service will be led by Pastor Bruce Lee. She will be laid to rest at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East. There will be a Celebration of Life, at a later time.  

   In lieu of flowers the family would ask donations to be sent to her little church on the hill, that she loved, Cannonsburg Trinity UMC, 11620 Midland Trail Road, Ashland, KY 41102. To share a memory or to express a condolence to the family, please visit


Aster Carl Hayes

   Aster Carl Hayes, 90, of Ashland, KY passed away at his residence on February 5, 2021. He was born on July 27, 1930 in Fleming Neon, KY to the late William and Lula Mae Spencer Hayes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Ruby Sowards Hayes in 2018, siblings Gene Hayes, Oscar Hayes, Irene Stephens, Mildred Wright and twins Chuck and Irene Hayes.

   He was a customer service manager for International Harvester and served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Some of his passions were ballroom dancing with his beloved Ruby, boating, working in his yard, listening to music and making his trips to Florida where he loved walking on the beach. His time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren was most precious to him.

   He is survived by a son Carl Alan Hayes and wife Marty of Memphis, TN; a daughter Pamela Perkey and husband Sam of Ashland, KY; grandchildren Stacey Cassity, Matthew Earls, and Lindsay Spencer; great grandchildren Samantha Stafford, Tyler Stewart, Savanna Cassity, Christian Spencer, Hailey Cassity and Chloe Spencer and lifelong friends, Rheta and Jim Loy.

   Private funeral services will be held at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Matthew Earls officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast.

   Friends may make contributions in his memory to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101. Online condolences may be made to


Phillip Lee Wiley

   Phillip Lee Wiley, 47, of Midkiff, WV, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021, in Huntington, WV.

   Phillip was born July 16, 1973, in Huntington, WV to his biological mother who he loved deeply, the late Janet Lou Bellomy.

   In addition to his biological mother, Phillip was preceded in death by his biological father, Bruce Paro Sr.; his wife, Kimberly Wiley; a sister and most loved person in his life, Dorothy Elizabeth “Ginger” Staley Cooper; and a brother, Watson Edgar “Timmy” Wiley.

   Phillip is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth Faye Wiley of Hurricane, WV and Kaitlyn Marie Wiley Adkins of Alto, Georgia; six grandchildren; his parents, Watson V. and Alice Faye Bellomy Wiley of Barboursville, WV; sisters, Kathy Ann Bellomy (Mark) Hess of Raceland, KY and Inez B. (Ronnie) Wiley Kirk of Barboursville, WV; brother, Curtis Paul (Lisa) Wiley of Milton, WV; sisters, Dana and Cindy Paro both of Arkansas; brother, Bruce Paro of Indiana; many nieces and nephews who loved him including Dillon Paro of Indiana and a very special nephew and friend, Eddie Allen (AJ) Cooper of Ranger, WV; and a host of extended family and friends.

   A graveside service at Franklin Cemetery in Branchland, WV will be scheduled at a later date with Evangelist Ronnie Kirk officiating.

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


Michael Ray Robinson

   Michael Ray Robinson, 64, of Worthington, KY, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

   Mr. Robinson was born January 23, 1957, in Madison, WV to the late Perlo and Sadie White Robinson and was raised in Lake, WV. In addition to his parents, Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his three brothers, Donald, Larry, and Harold Robinson.

   Michael was a retired coal miner who liked to spend his spare time fishing, working in his outbuilding on little projects, and spending time with his family.

   Mr. Robinson is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 14 years, Susan Denise Coffman Robinson of Worthington; three sons, Michael Don Robinson of Huntington, WV, Aaron Ray Robinson and his wife Brittany of Charleston, WV, James Ronald Fields III of Winona, MN; three daughters, Tabatha Carol Rakes and her husband Adam of Chapmanville, WV, Veronica Denice Carter of Worthington, and Malissa Fields Duty and her husband Joshua of Flatwoods; six grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

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

   Condolences can be expressed at


Da-Juan Malika Hord 

   Da-Juan Malika Hord, infant son of Darshea Hord and Christina Hickle was stillborn at Kings Daughters Medical Center on February 3, 2021.

   In addition to his parents he is survived by sisters Lily Hord, Rylee Hinkle and Roxy Hinkle and brothers Kareem Hord and Darshea Hord, Jr.

   A memorial service will be held at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3 p.m. and will be officiated by Chaplain Jimm Smedley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m.

   Online condolences may be made to


Marion ‘Redwood’ Hogsten

   Redwood Hogsten, 81, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, husband of Vicki Young Hogsten, died Monday evening, February 1, at his home while under hospice care. 

   Redwood was born March 5, 1939 in Boyd County, Kentucky, a son of the late Roy and Myrtle Mullins Hogsten. He was a self-employed carpenter and owner of the former Redwood’s New and Used Furniture Store. 

   Preceding him in death include his first wife; Barbara Traylor Hogsten; three brothers: Kenneth Dale Hogsten, Robert Hogsten, and James Hogsten, and two sisters: Freda Martin and Linda Hogsten. 

   Surviving, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Anita Church and husband Kenneth of Catlettsburg; two sons: Marion ‘Woodie’ Hogsten, Jr. and wife Debbie of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Russell Hogsten of Catlettsburg; stepson Derek Castle of Ashland; brother John Hogsten of Lexington; five grandchildren: Joshua Church of Catlettsburg, Brian Church of Ashland, Wesley Hogsten of Port St. Lucie, Trevor Hogsten of Port St. Lucie, Lydia Castle of Greenup, and five great grandchildren. 

   Graveside services were Friday, February 5 at Kirby Flats Cemetery by Brother Tim French. 

   Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.