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Michael Reynolds, 56, of Fairfirld, Ohio , died Tuesday, January 10,2006 in Fairfield Mercy Hospital. He was born May 1, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio a son of Bernard and Esma ( Sudie ) Adkins Reynolds. Michael graduated from Shawnee High School and served in the Air National Guards. He was employed at Stevenson Heating and Air Conditioning in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to his parents he is survied by his wife of 39 years, Carole Sayer Reynolds ; one son, Timothy Reynolds and wife Shelley of Kansas City, Missouri ; one brother, Ron Reynolds and wife Barb of Springfield, Ohio ; a sister, Lovana DeBolt and husband Marvin of Hillsboro, Ohio ; three grandsons, Mitchell, Blake and Luke ; mother-in-law, Imogene Sayer ; sisters-in-law, Betty Rower, Debbi North ; and nephews, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mardie and Mallie Adkins and Aplia Wilder and Greenbury Reynolds, all of whom lived at Wrigley ; and an infant son, Christopher Douglas. Michael was loved by many people. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 13 at Jackson Lytle Williams Funeral Home with Pastor Keith E. Sarver officiating. Burial followed in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery.

Published February 9, 2006



Allie Rigsby, age 65, of West Liberty, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at his residence. He was born November 29, 1939 in Morgan County, Kentucky and was the son of the late Arthur and Ivory Weaver Rigsby. Survivors include his wife, Goldia Lewis Rigsby ; two daughters, Vicky Doyle of Winchester, Kentucky and Angela Rigsby of Raceland, Kentucky ; two brothers, Calvin Rigsby of Blairs Mill, Kentucky and Paul Rigsby of Leesburg, Ohio ; two sisters, Wilma Miller and Gail Rigsby, both of Cedarville, Ohio ; four grandchildren ; and one great-grandson. Mr. Rigsby served in the U. S. Army from 1962 – 1964 and was a former employee of Don Rigsby Boat Shop. Services were conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2005 at Kingdon Hall of Jehovah`s Witnesses, West Liberty, Kentucky with Randy Russell officiating. Burial will be in Cottle Cemetery at Zag, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to one`s favorite charity or organization. Arrangements by Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Morehead, Kentucky.

Published November 3, 2005



Bulah Cantrell Robbins , 86 years, 2 months, and 21 days of Highway 1260, West Liberty died Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. Born August 11, 1919 in Morgan County, Kentucky Bulah was a daughter of the late Ervin Cantrell and Betty Gamble Cantrell. She was a homemaker and mother, and member of Ophir Enterprise Baptist Church at Ophir. In addition to her parents Bulah was preceded in death by one sister, Rosie Bolin ; one son, William Harold Robbins ; a grandson, Billy Joe Robbins ; a granddaughter, Cristen Lesha Robbins ; and a son-in-law, Darlie Peters. Survivors include her husband, Autie Robbins ; two sons, Dairl and Sherri Robbins and Charlie F. and Annaleen Robbins , all of West Liberty ; two daughters, Della Gay and Lenville Gamble and Hester Mae Peters , all of West Liberty ; a sister, Dorothy Ball of West Liberty ; 13 grandchildren ; 1 step-grandson ; 7 great-grandchildren ; 1 step –great-grandchild ; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 4 at Herald and Stewart and Halsey Chapel with Elder Norman Wright, Elder Jackie Smith, Elder J.C. Wright and Elder George Robbins officiating. Burial followed in the Robbins Cemetery at Ophir with Herald and Stewart and Halsey Funeral Home of West Liberty in Charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Buford Jenkins, Butch Hill, Timothy Howard Jr., Gary Daniels, Bobby Bradley, Billy Coffee, Mark Wright, Larry Caudill and Tony Ball.

Published November 10, 2005



Enlow Robinson was born August 12, 1942 to Daniel and Elizabeth Dickey Robinson at Allock, Kentucky. As a very young boy he lost his father and mother . He was admitted to the Mountain Haven Children`s Home on Smoot Creek, in Letcher County, where Wardie and Hazel craft were in charge for two years. He and his brothers, Dennis, Roger, and Paul Ed, were also in the home with him. As a young man he worked in Chicago for a while. Later he moved to Anderson, Indiana where he met his wife, Mary, who later passed away. Then he moved to Gary, Indiana where he spent the resr of his life. He worked as a machinist. Enlow was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger of Knoxville, Tennessee and Paul Ed Robinson of Chicago, and a daughter, Tiffany. His foster father, Wardie Craft, preceded him in death eight years ago. Mrs. Hazel Craft is taking care of the cemetery where several of the family are buried including his mother, Elizabeth, and his brother, Paul Ed. Three of the Robinson children were under Wardie and Hazel`s care for several years. Surviving Enlow is a brother, Dennis and wife, Alice of Mooresville, Indiana ; a sister, Mary and Jim Wilson of Ocala, Florida ; a daughter, Carla ; and a step-daughter, Tammy Arroyo of Salam, Indiana ; several grandchildren including Enlow, Joshua, Jerriann, Paul, Nicholas, Jessica, Branson, and April Monroe ; also Latisha Egenolf, Johnny Jordon ; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jaylee Branson ; three step-grandchildren, Jacie and Dominic Jordon and Gabrilla Egenolf ; also several nieces and nephews. On February 12, 2006, Dennis and Alice got the call that Enlow had died. They said it was so sudden they couldn`t believe it. Not long before his death Enlow went to visit his foster mother, Hazel Craft, who was so thrilled to see him. A small service was held for him in Salem, Indiana. His body was cremated and will be buried in his mother`s grave at the Memory Hill Cemetery at Caney, Kentucky at a later date. Enlow also had a half-brother, Kiwonis Robinson. The material for this obituary was collected by Enlow`s sister-inlaw, Alice Robinson and sent to Hazel to be published in the Licking Valley Courier along with his picture.

Published April 13, 2006



Linda K. Harrison Robison, 45, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born July 15, 1960 in West Virginia, Linda was the daughter of the late William Otis Sears and Emma Virginia Tacker Sears. She was employed in the field of nursing. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Alicia Starcher. Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee Robison ; one son, Greg Harrison of St. Auburn, West Virginia ; two daughters, Debra Harrison of St. Auburn, West Virginia and Kimberly Harrison of Calhoun Co., West Virginia ; 5 grandchildren ; two sisters, Sheryl Stidham of Brenda Stidham , both of Nitro, West Virginia ; two brothers, Michael Sears and Gary Sears, both of Nitro, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, December 16 at Herald and Stewart and Halsey Chapel with Rev. Sammie Vancleave and Rev. Raymond Vancleave officiating. Burial followed in the Loveless cemetery at Bonny with herald and stewart and Halsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were family and friends.

Published December 22, 2005



John Wesley Ross, 90, of Meeting House Branch Road, Ezel, died Thursday, September 29, 2005 at his residence. Born January 7, 1915 in Morgan County, Kentucky, Wes was a son of the late Lloyd Ross and Sula Bolin Ross. He was a retired auto mechanic and farmer and member of the Mize Community Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Mae Gillespie Ross ; one sister, Lucille Ross Walter ; and one brother, Roy Ross. Survivors include four sons, John Day and Elizabeth Sue Ross, James darrel and Patricia Ross, and Kenneth Gene and Pamela Ross, all of Ezel, and Lloyd Ray and Barbara Ross of Middletown , Ohio ; two daughters, Irene and J. C. Stamper and Carol Sue and Edward Gold , all of Ezel ; three brothers, Hobart Ross of Paris, Kentucky , Glen Helton of Wilmore, and Loren Helton of Los Altos, California ; 13 grandchildren ; 15 great-grandchildren ; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at Herald and Stewart and Halsey Chapel with Rev. David Stamper officiating. Burial followed in the Ross Family Cemetery at Ezel with Herald and Stewart and Halsey Funeral Home of West Liberty in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers were Doug Patton, John ( Chip ) Manley, John Stamper, Dana Ross, Darren Ross, John Wesley Ross, Shane Ross, and Chad Ross. Honorary pallbearers were John D. Ross, Darrell Ross, Ed Gold, Lloyd Ross, Kenny Ross, and J. C. Stamper.

Published October 6, 2005




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