Obituaries - May 25



Bonnie Kay Broughton

   Bonnie Kay Broughton, 71 of Ashland, KY, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

   Bonnie was born February 11, 1950 in Floyd Co, KY, to the late Tom and Doris Ann Patrick. Bonnie was the widow to her beloved husband, Bill Broughton. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and husband, was a sister, Jenny Crace; grandson, Jason Broughton II; and in-laws, Russell and Billie Jo Broughton.

   Bonnie retired from Diversicare Nursing and enjoyed reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Bonnie was a member of Kenwood Baptist Church, and before falling ill, was an active volunteer in local nursing homes. Bonnie’s greatest joy in life were her children and grandkids.

   Left behind to cherish her memories is her granddaughter, caretaker and best friend, Jessica (Charles) Caudill with whom she lived.

   She will be lovingly missed by her children, Patricia Blankenship, Anna Boyd, Tommy (Robin) Broughton, Jason Broughton; grandchildren, Shelby Johnson, Larisa Blankenship, Jennifer Blankenship, Dalton Broughton, Charlee Jo Broughton, Bailey Broughton, and Carter Broughton; great grandchildren, Andrew and Molly, Jacob and Becca Jo; great-great grandson, Carson and grand-doodles Hero and Miss. Honey; siblings, Joe (Jean Ann) Patrick, Buddy (Penny) Patrick, David (Ruby) Patrick, Bill (Dolly) Patrick, Anna (Bruce) Hampton, Irma (Kenny) Evans, Dottie Young, Sally Patrick, and a host of other family and friends.

   In lieu of flowers, her family ask you make donations to Boyd County Little League.

   A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Dixon Cemetery with words of comfort provided by Jim Daniels.

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Jeffrey P. Stutler

   Jeffrey Perry Stutler, 63, of Ashland, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at his residence surrounded by those he loved. Jeff was born February 6, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff was preceded in death by brothers Eddie Stutler and Scott Lee Stutler, and a sister Kim Stutler Evans.

   Jeff attended Gospel Lighthouse in Ashland. He retired from Columbia Gas after 27 years of service. Before that, Jeff worked briefly with the C&O Railroad.

   He loved Tomcat football and was a “proud Tomcat fan.” He was a 1976 graduate of Paul G. Blazer High School and was nicknamed “Tank” by his friends and coaches. His love of football carried through to the Ashland JFL during the 80’s & 90’s as a supporter and coach to countless young boys in the Ashland area including his own children. He also loved his Alabama Crimson Tide, “Roll Tide.”

   Those left to cherish his memory include his parents Edmond and Barbara Arledge Stutler of Summit, his loving wife Sheila Blair Stutler and their daughter Jadyn Stutler of Ashland, his sons Jeffrey Perry Stutler, II and companion Rickey Carpenter of Ashland, Wesley Scott (Kelly) Stutler of Ashland, Ryan J. (Tiffany) Stutler of Ashland, their mother and best friend to Jeff, Tamra Perkins Stutler of Ashland, his grandchildren Jordan Leigh, Gavin, Tanner, Emaleigh and Laney Stutler, Molly Griffith, Amber Parks and Jacob Whaley, great grandchildren Harley and Hudson; brother Barry Stutler; sister Cindy Stutler Runyon and companion Greg Stoess and extended family and friends.

   A private memorial service will be held at Crum Chapel in Ashland. Chaplain Jimm Smedley will honor the family with words of comfort.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Community Hospice in Jeffrey’s memory at 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.

   Steen Funeral Home- Central Avenue Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. To share a memory of Jeff or to express a condolence to his family, please visit


Tina Hill Johnson

   Tina Hill Johnson, 64, of Ashland, passed away Friday morning, May 22, 2021 at the Hospice Care Center in Ashland. Tina was born July 19, 1956, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Harold Dean and Helen Harmon Hill. In addition to her parents, Tina was preceded in death by a daughter Megan Rhea Johnson and her stepmother Kathy Hill.

   Tina was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ashland. After graduating college, Tina chose a career in education teaching world history at Greenup County High School for 20 years.

   Over many years, Tina taught many rifle and majorette teams. She was an accomplished baton twirler, using that as her talent to win Miss Ashland.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her son David Maxwell Johnson of Lexington, sisters Deanna (Andrew) Ballard, Melanie (Larry) Sennett, stepsister Melissa (Jerry) Slone, the father of their children David L. Johnson of Ashland, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

   Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel by Larry Sivis. Burial will be in the Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon till 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tina’s memory to the Dementia Society of American at

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Pamela Lundy

   Pamela Jean Lundy, 66, of Ashland, passed away, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland. Pam was born September 1, 1954 in Russell, a daughter of the late Daniel and Leona Douglas Price. In addition to her parents, Pam was also preceded in death by her brother Daniel Jacob Price, Jr., a sister Alice Jane York Case and her husband Jerry Lundy.

   Pam was part owner and operator of the Tackle Shack in Catlettsburg. She was a loving homemaker to her children and family, she will be deeply missed.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her longtime companion and best friend Steve Hensley of Ashland, her daughter Felicia Dawn Lundy of Ashland, her son Anthony Shawn Lundy of Pennsylvania, stepson Jerry Dwayne Lundy, brothers James David Price of Wurtland, John Thomas Price of Greenup, her grandchildren she adored Kennedy Skylar Lundy, Hunter Wyatt Browning, Dylan Lundy, Vander Lundy, Breanna Lundy, Brandon Lundy, her dearest friends Felicia Cole and Nedra Gibson, and a host of extended family and good friends.

   A memorial service will be held at a later date. To express a condolence to her family or to share a memory of Pam, please visit


Hazel Marie McCalvin

   Hazel Marie McCalvin, 87, of Ashland, formerly of Olympia, Kentucky, died peacefully, Thursday, May 20, in Community Hospice Care Center. 

   Hazel was born October 19, 1933 in Ashland, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Plina R. Ratliff Fields and the late William Fields. She was a faithful member of the First Church of God. Hazel was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her loving husband, Rev. Albert McCalvin, and two children: Barbara Sue McCalvin and Randall Dwayne McCalvin. She was also preceded by two sisters: Virginia Slone and Louella Artis, and five brothers: William Arnold Fields, Eldon Fields, John Fields, Gerald Fields, and Charles Fields. 

   Hazel is survived by three children: sons Albert Wendell McCalvin and Anthony E. McCalvin, both of Olympia, Kentucky; daughter Janet Marie (Donald) Hendricks of Ashland; grandchildren Angie Dawn McCalvin and Steven Wendell McCalvin; four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Zachary, Victoria, Gracie, and four brothers: Ralph, Ellis, Fred and Gerome Fields, and extended loving family.  

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 25, by Rev. Lowell Rice at Preston Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation is Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time.


Ruby 'Lee' Freeman

   Ruby Elizabeth (Lee) Freeman passed away peacefully on Friday, May 14, 2021 surrounded by loving family. 

   Lee was born in Ashland, on October 14, 1946. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Freeman and Ruby Nelson Freeman. She is survived by brother Robert Dale (Barbara Sue) Freeman, and sister Lenora (Charles) Kelly. Also surviving include nieces and nephews Leigh Ann (Billy) Conn, Rob (Nichi) Freeman, Cari (Tiffany) Freeman, Andy (Becky) Freeman, Erin Kelly, and Kayla (Tristan) Dalton. 

   Lee co-owned "The Hair Loft" where she enjoyed working as a hairstylist for over 30 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She also loved to travel and often generously brought family and friends along for many cherished memories. Lee was a big fan of Kentucky basketball and never turned down a trip to the casino. 

   Services were held Friday, May 21 at Preston Family Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland Kentucky.


Maurice Hall, Jr.



  Maurice Cline Hall, Jr., 64, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021. Mr. Hall was born December 8, 1956 in Ashland, a son of Carolyn Morman Hall Moore of Ashland and the late Maurice Cline Hall, Sr.

   Maurice retired from AK Steel after 40 years of service. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters Mindy (Michael) Rogers of Ashland, Missy Stone of Ashland, his brother Marc (Cindy) Hall of Ashland, his niece Emme Rogers and his best friend Jimmie Nibert.

   No services are planned at this time. Steen Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Maurice’s memory to Boyd County High School Baseball, 14375 Lions Lane, Ashland, KY 41102. For those wishing to express a condolence to his family or to share a remembrance of Maurice, please visit


Joseph Matthew Howard

   Joseph Matthew Howard, 48, of Flatwoods passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

   Matt was born May 20, 1972 in Ashland to Joe David and Shelia Dean McGlone Howard.

   He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Joe D. Howard; maternal grandparents Charles “Pete” McGlone and Virginia McGlone Stewart.

   Matt was a 1990 Fairview High School graduate and attended Morehead State University. He was employed with SuperHeat for 18 years. Matt loved fishing and camping. He was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan. He enjoyed rooting on the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals and listening to his favorite band The Grateful Dead. He also looked forward every year to attending the McGlone family reunion.

   He leaves behind his loving wife of 20 years Robin Booth Howard; his son Greyson Matthew Howard; his parents Joe David and Shelia McGlone Howard of Westwood; his paternal grandmother Loretta Howard; brother John David Howard (Heather); sisters Kelli Joell Stevenson and Lori Nicole Bone (David); his nieces and nephews Jozie Taylor, Mckensey, Madison, Micah, Harper, Rhys, Danielle, Audree, Nathaniel and Madeline; his mother-in-law Kathryn Richard Elkins; two brother-in-laws Christopher Elkins (Jessica) and James Booth (Patty) along a host of extended family and friends.

   Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood with Trey Parsons and Danny Goins officiating. Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery. 

   Online condolences may be left at lieu of flowers donations in Matt’s memory, may be made to AARF 12365 Kevin Ave, Ashland, KY 41102.


Robert L. Hart

   Robert (Bob) L. Hart, 95, was born May 21, 1925, in Ashland. Bob passed away May 18, 2021. 

   He is survived by Barbara Irwin Hart, his loving wife of 61 years, his four children: Heather E. (Joe) Wright, R. Edward (Anne) Hart, Matthew I. (Kimberly) Hart, and Dr. Timothy S. (Karen) Hart; eight grandchildren: Amber (Jeremy) Diamond, Katherine (Blake) Rehberg, Erin (Cory), Bob, Laci, Chloe, Zach, and Abigail Hart, and his three great-grandchildren: Jack Rehberg, Davis Rehberg, and Harlow Diamond.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie McKnight Lathram, father Hobart A. Hart, and first wife Leslie Lyons Hart. 

   During his life of many twists and turns he always kept a positive attitude. Most notably, he was one of the few survivors of the TWA Flight 128 in November 1967 at Greater Cincinnati Airport. He served as a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp. during WWII and earned his wings as a navigator and bombardier. After the war ended, he earned an accounting degree from Marshall College. He worked as an IRS agent and as the Business Manager for the Ashland schools. He was a past member of Lions Club, Jaycees, and served on the guidance board for the construction of Paul Blazer HS. He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church and in recent years enjoyed the Ashland Senior Center. 

   In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to First United Methodist Church, Ashland Senior Center, or Community Hospice. Bob will be missed by his family and friends.

   Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, 2021, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Jeff Bramel officiating. Burial followed in Ashland Cemetery.

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Gregory "Scott" Robinson

   Gregory Scott Robinson, 58, of Ashland, went home with Jesus on Thursday, May 20, 2021 while surrounded by his loving family at Community Hospice.

   He was born November 17, 1962, in Ironton, Ohio a son of the late Sherman Elihue Robinson and Thelma Jean Fraley.

   He was a 1980 graduate of Boyd County High School. Scott was a member of Second Free Will Baptist Church and loved his church family dearly. He spent many years as a Piping Designer with C & I Engineering, where he met some of his closest friends. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and traveled to many parts of the country with his bike buddies. Scott loved riding horses and being outdoors and often said that was where he felt closest to God.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Lydia Branham Robinson; daughter, Brittany (Seth) Christian; step son, Trevor (Emily) Lindsey; step daughter, Katie (Chris) Dillon; brothers, Steven (Nellie) Fraley and Dean (Teresa) Robinson; sister, Sherrie (Kevin) Meenach; special sister in law, Lisha (Lois) Branham; grandchildren, AJ Christian, Savannah and Ace Dillon, and Harper and Blake Lindsey; many nieces, nephews; and a group of very special friends who were like brothers to him.

   A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel with words of comfort provided by Pastor James Lindsey. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions in Scott’s memory may be made to Second Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund or Community Hospice.

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