The Greenup Beacon -  Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl (2022)

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (1)

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The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (2)Earl Kazee

1940-2022

On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.

Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.

In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;

Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.

Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.

A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (3)Hershel Huff

1935-2022

Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.

Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.

Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.

He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.com

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (4)Minnie Rose

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Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.

She is survived by

one daughter

Gina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohio

one half-sister

Rosie Prater of Corunna, Michigan

one sister-in-law

Janet Brown of Greenup, Kentucky

three special cousins

Debbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”

Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (5)Dennis Greathouse

1961-2022

Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.

He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.

There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.

Joyce Frasher

1937-2022

Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.

Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.

Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with love

and compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.

Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.

Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.

Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.

They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.

Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.

No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://

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The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (6)Cindy Stone

1966-2022

Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.

Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (7)Phyllis Johnson

1950 – 2022

Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.

She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).

She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.

With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.

Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.

Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.

Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (8)Carole Murphy

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Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022.
She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995.
Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra.
In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association.
Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra.
Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area.
A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.
To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (9)William Jackson

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William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department.
Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.

Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.

Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022.



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The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (10)Ralph Hoy

1930-2022

Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.

Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr.

He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.

Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.

Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.

Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.

He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”

At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.

Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.

Ira Skeens

1967-2022

Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.

After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.

Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.

Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.

The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.

Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY.
Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (11)Alta Oney

1937-2022

Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.

She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.

Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.

Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.

A self- proclaimed homebody, she was an avid reader, she enjoyed strong coffee, watching Hallmark Channel movies and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Oney is survived by her daughter Kathy Redmond (Mike) of Columbus, OH; son Bobby Oney (Stephanie) of Columbus, OH; three grandchildren, Patrick Redmond (Torrie), Sara Adams(Danny), and Michael Walker(Stephanie); five great grandchildren, Nora Redmond, Gwendolynn Redmond, Hannah Healy, Nolan Adams, and Amelia Walker, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her spoiled fur babies, Gracie, Lucy and Sissy who will miss her terribly.

Graveside services Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Russell, KY with Pastor Tom Stephens officiating.

Burial Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Russell, KY.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (12)Tresia Gordon

1951-2022

Tresia Ann Gordon, 71, of Greenup KY went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wurtland KY.

She was born in Greenup KY on April 10, 1951, a daughter of the late George & Ethel Louise Reed Gordon Jr.

She is survived by her brother George Darryl Gordon of Bethel Park PN; an aunt, Juanita Carr of Lynn; nieces and nephews, George Daniel Gordon, Tonya Renee Gordon, Kira Riley Gordon, Mason George Gordon and Jamie Renee Bontenpo.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Ralph Wells.

She will be buried at a later date near her mother and father in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in South Shore KY.

The family will receive visitors one hour before the service. on Saturday.

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (13)Carla Rhodes

1976-2022

Carla Drusilla Rhodes Psy.D, 45, of Columbia MD passed unexpectedly on September 18, 2022 at home. Carla was born on October 29th, 1976 to Dr. Charles M. Rhodes and attorney Alice Graham Rhodes in Durham NC. Carla attended the Russell KY schools and graduated from St. Margaret's Episcopal School in Tappahannock VA. Carla received her Bachelor's degree from University of Louisville.

Carla received her Master's in psychology from The New School University. Carla received her Doctorate in psychology from George Washington University.

Carla worked as a clinical psychologist with "Psychology Experts and Associates'' followed by her private practice "Mind Matters Psychological Services" and more recently as a Psychologist with the Department of Juvenile Services for the State of Maryland.

Carla's avid hobbies included photography and poetry.

Carla is survived by her loving son Charles Pickett-Rhodes, her parents and her stepmother, Dorothy Rhodes, her sisters Helen Rhodes and Shauna Rhodes. Carla is also survived by a niece, Alicia Rhodes-Madiba and a nephew, Cameron Rhodes-Hayes and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends.
Services, Sunday September 25, 2022 followed by Vaughn Greene funeral home Randallstown MD.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Carla to the American Heart Association, NAMI or your favorite charity.

A private entombment will take place in Ashland, Kentucky under the direction of Steen Funeral Homes.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (14)Patricia Wireman

1948-2022

Patricia Ann Wireman, 74, of Wurtland, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, September 23, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Patricia was born August 20, 1948, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Ernest Edward and Lena Byrd Coffee.

Patricia was a Christian and formerly attended Freedom Worship Center in Greenup.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters Cindy Washington-Wright and Laura Riley; a grandson Erick Wireman; two brothers Larry Coffee and Danny Coffee.

She is survived by a son Donny (Chasica) Wireman of South Shore, Kentucky; a daughter Mary Evans of Wurtland, Kentucky; two brothers Charles Coffee of Greenup, Kentucky and Lloyd (Ilona) Coffee of Salisbury, Tennessee; a sister Diana (Chuck) McCabe of Wurtland, Kentucky; an uncle Glenn Coffee of Greenup, Kentucky; a daughter-in-law CeeCee Wireman-Wright of Wurtland, Kentucky; a sister-in-law Genny Coffee of Salyersville, Kentucky; Eleven grandchildren Matthew and his wife Samantha, Christian, Shane and his wife Blair, Andrew, Layne, Savannah and her husband Travis, Trish, Aaron and his wife Cheri, Samantha and her husband Steven, Ana and Randa; 24 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup Minister Kevin Witt.

Visitation will be one hour before the service on Wednesday the funeral home.

Condolences www.rlrfuneralhome.com.

The Greenup Beacon - Obituaries10/11/2022 EditionEarl Kazee1940-2022On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Earl Edward Kazee passed away peacefully at home into Eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after an extended illness.Earl was born October 26, 1940, the son of the late Elmer Kazee, Sr. and Bertha Alma Kazee.In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Kazee, Jr. and wife Arbutus, Robert Kazee and wife Bonnie and Don Kazee and wife Evelyn ; sisters, Betty Kazee Fairchild and husband, Harry, Joyce Kazee Evans and husband Bill;Earl was a member and former Deacon of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church. He retired form CSX Car Shops and Flatwoods Fire Dept. Earl was also a US Army National Guard Veteran.Earl is survived by his wife of 61 years, Reba Sloan Kazee; a daughter, Cynthia Kazee of Flatwoods, KY, and a son, Michael (Jessica) Kazee of Kenova, WV; a grandson, Brain (Bonnie) Kazee of Ashland, KY; two great-grandchildren, Desmond and Lillian Kazee; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and more friends than can be counted.A memorial service honoring the life of Earl will take place at Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church at 600 Center St. Wurtland, KY on Saturday, October 8, 2022, beginning at Noon.Hershel Huff1935-2022Hershel Huff, 87 of Argillite, KY passed away at his home on October 2, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 20, 1935 in Argillite, KY to the late Allen and Margaret Sark Huff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Halcy Elam Huff, Estil Huff, Arvel Huff, Geneva Raver, Rosetta Huff, Violet Cook, and Thelma Boley.Hershel retired from CSX as a welder after 20 plus years.Hershel was a member of Rock Dale Freewill Baptist Church, and he lived his life for Jesus as left behind a testimony of his love and faith for God. Hershel enjoyed hobbies such as hunting coons, squirrel, and rabbit, training dogs, gardening and a good basketball game. He was also an avid fan of University of Louisville, but most of all spending quality time with his family and friends.He is survived by one son Jason (April) Huff of Argillite, KY, three grandchildren; Jaelynn, Zoee, and Levi Huff, one sister Opal Clarke, nieces and nephews; Paul Huff, Raymond (Regina) Huff, Ruby (Larry) Deerfield, David Huff, Mike (Jeanie) Huff, Jana (Lynn) Shaw, Debbie Stewart, Rosemary Anderson, Terrie (Jack) Neufarth, Kevin (Beth) Clarke, Leif (Ashlee) Clarke, Clinton (Crystal) Cook, Roseann (Bob) Dixon, Ginny (Mike) Short, Aaron Elam, special caregiver Jackie Ellis and a host of loving friends and family that will miss him dearly.Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., on Friday, October 7, 2022 with a one hour visitation prior to service time at Carman Funeral Home with Mark Hutchinson officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.Online condolences maybe left for the family at carmanfuneral.comMinnie Rose1945-2022Minnie Rose, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at her Hearth Brook Assisted Living residence in Newark, Ohio. Minnie was born November 27, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky a daughter of the late Homer and Ellen Nelson Brown. She was a member of Christian Fellowship Independent Baptist Church in Greenup. Minnie loved her church family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Rose and one brother Joe Brown.She is survived byone daughterGina (Tim) Myers of Johnstown, Ohioone half-sisterRosie Prater of Corunna, Michiganone sister-in-lawJanet Brown of Greenup, Kentuckythree special cousinsDebbie (Danny) Patton, Paula (Larry) Moore, Patty (Roy) Haight"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.' ”Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, October 10, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Bro. Danny Brown. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Dennis Greathouse1961-2022Dennis Ray Greathouse, 60, of Flatwoods, Kentucky passed away, Sunday, October 2, 2022, at King’s Daughters’ Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Dennis was born November 28, 1961, in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of the late Dennie Richard and Joann Jeanette Hubbard Greathouse. He was retired maintenance from Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Kentucky. He loved to fish and was a Regular at the local pay lakes.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Greathouse.He is survived by Derek (Jazmin) Greathouse of Bellevue, Kentucky; a daughter Dena Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; a sister Debbie Denise Christian of Ashland, Kentucky; seven grandchildren Daya, Dylan, Derren, Lliem, Levi, Alyssa, Ethan and one on the way; a great-granddaughter Emery; nieces and nephews.There will be private family viewing on October 6, 2022. Reed Funeral home in Greenup is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.com.Joyce Frasher1937-2022Joyce Ann (Johnson) Frasher, 85, of Crozet, Virginia returned to the Light on Monday, October 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family who were holding her hands as she peacefully transitioned.Joyce was born on July 18, 1937, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to Orville Ernest Johnson and Clotine (Dale) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Catlettsburg, Kentucky; in Bellefonte, Kentucky on a small farm with her grandparents while her father was serving in the WWII and then in Ashland, Kentucky where she attended Putnam Jr. High School and Ashland High School - class of 1955. Joy often spoke of her fond memories of visiting her Mamaw Johnson's house on Valley Street in Catlettsburg where there were numerous fruit trees and a victory garden. It was a veritable Garden of Eden she used to say. Mamaw Johnson was her rock and greatest influence.Joy was endlessly dedicated to her husband and children always putting them first and giving selflessly with loveand compassion. She diligently worked and supported her husband, Charlie, while he completed his studies at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy - so much so that the Dean of the School of Pharmacy had her stand and be recognized as Charlie walked to receive his diploma. Once she had her children settled into high school in Hamilin, West Virginia, she pursued her own undergraduate degree in Education graduating with honors from Marshall University. Joy and Charlie then moved to Louisa,Kentucky where she taught 4th grade for 20 years at Louisa Elementary School. While teaching in Louisa, Joy furthered her education by earning her masters plus 30 with honors from Morehead State University.Joy loved teaching. And she loved her students. She was dedicated to her students, always demanding excellence while working to foster a sense of self confidence in each of them. Each year, on the last day of school, Joy had her students come to her desk one at a time so that she could give them a personal hug and kiss and tell them congratulations for working so hard. Her efforts as a teacher, more often than not, went well beyond the classroom.Joy loved to work in her yard which was often referred to as a beautiful woodland garden. She often collected specimens from friends and forests around the country to add here and there. Two special aspects of her garden were the Trilium field and the yellow Lady Slippers.Joy and Charlie were members of the Louisa United Methodist Church for 42 years where she participated in choir, prayer group, bible study and helped establish the All Stars for Jesus youth group. Her church family was very important to her. Joy and Charlie moved to Crozet, Virginia in June 2019 to be close to their children.They made their home at The Lodge at Old Trail in Crozet these past three years where Joy received tender loving care. She never lost her loving kindness or her sense of humor.In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her sisters Sandra Neal (Mike) of Cattletsburg, Kentucky and Margo Dove (Carl) of Ashland, Kentucky.Joyce is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Charlie Frasher, her children Beth Frasher (Bart Patel) and Chuck Frasher, her "big" sister Ellen Ernestine Baldridge (Jack) of Rock Island, Illinois and her "little" brother Michael Dale Johnson (Sharon) of Naples, Florida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who all adored her.No service is scheduled at this time. Joy's family would welcome and take great comfort in memories and photos shared by all that knew her on this website: https://www. dignit_vmemorial. comlobituarieslcharlottesville-val iovce-frasher- 109544002Memorial contributions may be made to Louisa United Methodist Church, Louisa, Kentucky: 10/4/2022 EditionCindy Stone1966-2022Cindy Lyn Stone, 55, of Cynthiana, KY., formally of South Shore, KY., passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. She was born in Portsmouth, OH., November 6, 1966 a daughter of Chyrl Lyn Gerlach Stone and the late Carlos “Doc” Stone.Along with her mother, left behind to cherish her memory are one sister, Connie (Mark) Holmes of Cincinnati, OH; two uncles, Andy (Brenda) Gerlach of Lucasville, OH., and Jack Stone of South Shore, KY; one aunt, Janet (Doug) Cannon of Capistrano Beach, CA; two nephews, Jonathan Moore and Travis Holmes; four nieces, Anna Moore, Mary Lyn Moore, Amanda Holmes and Miranda Holmes. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss her.Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., with Pastor Donny McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow at MT Zion Cemetery in South Shore, KY. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 P.M. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.Phyllis Johnson1950 – 2022Phyllis Maxine Johnson 71 of Wurtland KY formally of Load KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wurtland KY.She was born in Troy OH on October 9, 1950, a daughter the late Jesse James Johnson (deceased, 1995) & Gladys Mae Bowling Johnson (deceased, 2002).She was a member of the Church of Christ, graduated from Wurtland High School after an automobile accident in May 1965 left her with several years of recovery to regain mobility. She then attended college at Morehead State, worked in the Greenup Clerks Office and later in the kitchen at Greenbo Lake State Park.With the assistance of her parents, she owned and operated Phyllis’s Piece Good Shop, out of their home on Rt. 7 in Load KY.Her last 14 years were in personal care homes and then total care as her health deteriorated.Surviving her are five aunts, Janet Johnson, Hermie Bowling Gibbons, Wilma Bowling, Pauline Bowling and Betty Bowling along with several cousins, extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brother Dustin Rose.Burial will follow in the Vaughn Johnson Cemetery in Load KY.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM till the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.The family request no flowers but encourage donations be made in her honor to Greenup Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 382 Greenup KY 41144.Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.Carole Murphy1935-2022Carole Rose Smole Murphy, 87 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died peacefully Saturday evening, September 17, 2022. She was born April 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of the late John J. “Doc” Smole and Rose Mary Trobenter Smole. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John “Hal” Murphy in 1983; and a daughter, Colleen “Muffin” Murphy in 1995. Carole moved to Huntington, WV in 1945; then to Ashland, KY in 1961 and later to Largo, FL in 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Largo, FL. She graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Carole was a professional musician for over 50 years. She worked at WSAZ-TV in Huntington, WV and the former C&O Railroad. She was accordionist on “Saturday Night Jamboree” program at WSAZ, TV; traveled with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) entertaining extensively in the Southeast and locally, playing keyboard, piano and accordion. She appeared with the Horace Heidt Orchestra. In 1956 she was selected as Miss Railroads to represent the C&O Railroad and appeared on nationally televised “Today” Show. She was active in the Welcome Wagon, Past President of Altrusa Club of Ashland, KY, Secretary of Ironton Country Club Ladies Association and a member of ladies 9-hole Association at Palm Hill Country Club in Largo and a member of Riverbend Ladies Golf Association. Carole was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Ashland Knights of Columbus, was active in Holy Family Catholic Church Choir and St. Patrick Adult Choir and served as pianist for the Youth Choir of Holy Family Catholic Church and Guest Conductor of Ashland Youth Orchestra. Survivors include a son, Marc Murphy and wife, Dustin Meek; daughter, Dr. Marjorie “Kelly” Cowan; five grandsons, Taylor and Sam Cowan and John, Peter and Jay Murphy; granddaughter, Suzanne Lawrence and husband, Aaron Crothers; great granddaughter, Molly Crothers and several cousins in the Cleveland area. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS presiding. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s memory should be directed to the Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101. To share a remembrance of Carole or to extend condolences to her family, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.William Jackson1948-2022William Carson Jackson, 73, Scottsmoor Fl died Monday September 26, 2022 at Viera Health and Rehabilitation, in Melborne, Fla. Bill was born at home in Greenup County, Kentucky to Thomas and Henrietta Jackson on November 20, 1948. He grew up in Kentucky and served in the US Army before moving to Brevard County Florida in 1981. He served in the National Guard, worked in Inventory Management for Brevard County and later with The Parks and Recreation Department. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years Shelley Jackson, his daughters Amanda Leigh Newberry (Earl), and Alayna Marie Jackson all of Mims, his grandchildren Nathaniel Blake Newberry (Khasandra, fiancé), Jade Skylar Newberry and Devin Carson Jackson, his great-grandchildren Brantley Blake Newberry, Sadie Grace Newberry, and his sibling Nannie Alwilda Hunnicutt and Phillip Gene Jackson.Services North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville Fla.Bill will be interred at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with military honors at 9am Friday October 14, 2022. 9/27/2022 EditionRalph Hoy1930-2022Ralph Edward Hoy, 92, of Russell, Kentucky, died peacefully on September 22, 2022 at Community Hospice in Ashland surrounded by family.Ralph was preceded in death by his son, Edward Allen Hoy, his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia (Patty) Hoy and his brother, Willis Hoy, Jr. He is survived by his granddaughter, Rachel Nelson (fiancee Jeremy Rose) of Kenner, Louisiana, his niece and loving caretaker, Bonita Gearhart of Grayson, a host of nieces and nephews, and special friend Ed May (Susie) also of Russell.Ralph served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1958 and was deployed to Japan during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service he returned to Ashlandwhere he met his future bride at Murphy’s Five and Dime. Ralph went on to work at Armco Steel for over 37 years, retiring in 1993.Ralph and his family were active community members. From decorating veterans’ graves, to displaying annual holiday decorations, to attending city council meetings, they were well known for their devotion to community and could always be counted on to lend a helping hand.Ralph had a special interest in antique cars, loved traveling out West and in later years could often be found sitting outside Rail City Hardware catching up with friends.He will be remembered in particular for his humorous sayings, “Have a good day……..if you want to,” and “If you need me, I’ll call you.”At Ralph’s request the family will hold a private graveside service.Online condolences carmanfuneral.com.Ira Skeens1967-2022Ira Curtis “Curt” Skeens, 55 of Rush, KY went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Curt was born February 23, 1967 in Louisa, KY, a son of Ira French Skeens and Edna Greene Skeens.After graduating from Russell High School in 1985 Curt went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force he got his Associates Degree in Telecommunications. When he was done serving in the Air Force Curt went on to use his degree as the Central Office Technician at Frontier Communications for twenty-five years.Outside of work, his greatest passion was being the Teaching Pastor at House of Grace in Ashland, KY. His favorite activities were golfing and hunting.Along with his parents Curt is survived by his loving wife Dianna Skeens; his daughter Jaden Grace Skeens; brother Mike (Danielle) Skeens; stepdaughter Ashley Stafford; granddaughter Bella Ratliff; grandson Ashton Wells; three nephews Ryan Skeens, Kevin Jude and Cody Brown; Goddaughter Harley Ewing and Best friend of twenty-two years who was like a brother Tom Brown.The funeral Thursday, September 22, 2022 at House of Grace in Ashland, KY with Pastor Gerardo Mejia and Pastor Tom Brown officiating.Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Grayson, KY. Arrangements Evans Funeral Home.Alta Oney1937-2022Alta Juanita Coburn Oney, 85, of Columbus, OH went to be with the Lord September 18, 2022 at her home, following a brief illness.She was born May 28, 1937, in Raceland, KY, a daughter of the late Henry David Coburn and Alta Bernice Fields Coburn.Mrs. Oney was preceded in death by her husband who she loved dearly, Bobby Roy Oney; also preceding her in death are five siblings, Bill Coburn, Donita Grimshaw, Jim Coburn, David Coburn, and Nancy Coburn Rusch.Alta retired from GatesMcDonald in Columbus. Alta attended the First Baptist Church in Grove City, OH. Mrs. Oney was also a proud recipient of a Kentucky Colonel Commission.A self (15)Roger Kilgore

1938-2022

Roger Dale Kilgore, 84, of South Shore, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at South Shore Nursing Home in South Shore, Kentucky.

Roger was born September 7, 1938, in West Portsmouth, Ohio a son of the late Arthur and Carmen Stephenson Kilgore.

He was the owner and manager of the former Roger Kilgore Furniture, TV and Appliance Stores for 45 years, which were located in Flatwoods, South Shore, Ashland, Kentucky. Portsmouth, Ohio and Huntington, West Virginia.

Roger was at one time the largest independent RCA Television dealer in the United States. He was a member of Who’s Who in American Businessmen and most importantly he gave his life to the Lord in April of 2022.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Mary Elizabeth Stephens Kilgore; a brother Kenneth Kilgore; two sisters Linda Bohem and Judy Beaver.

He is survived by a daughter Sandra and her husband James Wiley of Mason, Ohio; a sister-in-law Shirley Kilgore; three grandchildren Melissa Wiley of Lebanon, Ohio, Erica (Steven) Peterson and Katharine (Kyle) Daasch both of Cincinnati, Ohio; four great-grandchildren Kyle Stover, Jacob Stover, Caleb Daasch and Lucy Daasch; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Minister Jim Wiley.

Burial Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Kentucky.

Condolences www.rlrfuneralhome.com

Roger Clifford

1947-2022

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach.

Roger Charlton Clifford, age 75, of Ashland, Ky, passed into his Heavenly home on September 19, 2022.

Roger was born on the 22nd of March in 1947, a blessing to the late Floyd Charlton and Edith Grace Moore Clifford. He graduated from Russell High School in 1965 and retired from the City of Ashland in 1997.

Roger served his county proudly in the United States Airforce. He enjoyed many things in life but nothing as much as spending time with his wife and family.

He was a man who had a strong relationship with Christ and a gentle heart. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Roger leaves behind his loving wife of 10 years, Iris June Clifford, two devoted children Kimberly Qualls and her husband Paul, and Stephanie Blankenship, all of Ashland, KY; three precious grandchildren Jessica Cox and her husband Tony, Tiffany Anders and her husband Jason, and Makayla Hall; four sweet great-grandchildren Alex, Avery, Adeline, and Callie; one Bonus Grandson Jayce; one brother Ron Clifford and his wife Ceil; four sisters Judy Young and her husband Craig, Elaine Perkins and her husband Anthony, Wyona Niglio and her husband Alain, and Regina Flaugher. Also surviving are many extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Roger is reunited with his precious son Charles Roger Clifford.

Graveside service Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NorthEast

American Legion Post 93 and the United States Airforce will honor with Military Rites.

Online Condolences kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com



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