Billy Gilbert, 74
Billy Dean Gilbert, 74, Greenup, Ill., died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010 at his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1935 in Hidalgo, Ill., the son of Clifford and Celia (Hires) Gilbert. He was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He enjoyed camping and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; foster parents, Everett and Maude Darling; a brother, Gene; and a sister, Linda.
Survivors include a loving friend of 16 years, Beverly Dengler of Greenup, Ill.; a son, Billy Dean and wife Sandi Gilbert Jr. of Greenup, Ill.; daughters, Brenda Thompson and her fiance James Thomas of Warrenton, Mo., Alicia Freeman of Toledo, Ill.; two brothers, Jim and wife Mildred Gilbert of Clay City, Jack Gilbert of Columbus, Ms.; two sisters, Virginia Crest of Tacoma, Wash., Vera Eubank of Newton, Ill.; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services celebrating Billy’s life were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Ill. with burial at Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Ill. with full military rites.
Ray Matthews, 80
80, Wheelersburg, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born in Vassalboro, Me. on Jan. 6, 1930, the son of the late Alva and Blanche (Towle) Matthews. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Operator Engineer Local #118 in Cincinnati, American Legin Post *0888, V.F.W. Post #15036 and the N.R.A.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Maverick and Della Matthews of Stanton, and Shawn and Teresa Matthews of Lima; two daughters, Sara and Summer Matthews, both of Wheelersburg; two step-sons, Dan and Fred Reed; two step-daughters, Kim Green and Melody Stewart, both of Peebles; one sister, Regina Fernandez of Florida; half-sister, Trudy; half-brother, Dan Matthews of Maine; 12 grandchildren; and eight geat-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Locust Grove Cemetery by Dave Hopkins.
Wallace-Thompsn Funeral Home in Peebes was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans. Guest book at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com
Jack Layne, 86
Jack Layne 86, 258 Fifth Ave., husband of Mary Abney Richardson Layne, died Friday, March 12 at his home. He was born March 6, 1924 in Phelps, to the late John and Sarah Whitt Layne. He was a retired coal miner and a minister.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Abney Richardson Layne, Clay City; sons, Bobby Layne, Frenchburg, Frankie Layne, Versailles, and Danny Layne, Stanton; daughters, JoAnn Casey, Stanton, Lossie Casey, Tenn., Sharon Layne, Clay City, Magaline Smith, Cynthiana, Shirley Kay Smith, Phelps, and Jackie Irene Smith, Phelps; sister, Ethel Lawson, Huntington, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services Monday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Clay City by Rev. Paul Day, Rev. Dale Payne, and Rev. Harold Layne with burial at Powells Valley Cemetery, Clay City.
Pallbearers were Bobby Layne, Frankie Layne, Danny Layne, Russell Dotson, Tommy Dotson, Matthew Lee, Butch Sparks, and Terry Casey.
Guestbook at www.wellsfh.com
Willie Adkins, 69
Willie Adkins, 69, 1521 Lone Oak Road, Clay City, husband of Mary Lou Adkins, died Thursday, March 11, at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester. He was born May 11, 1940 in West Virginia to the late Don and Jessie Sadler Adkins. He was a retired coal miner.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Adkins, Clay City; daughters, Donna Adkins and Drema Adkins, both of Clay City, Dallas Davis Darrah and Bessie Davis, both of Virginia, Rita Blankship, Ella Griffin and Patsy Goodwin, all of West Virginia; brother, Junior Ray Adkins; sisters, Octavie Gilman and Nannie Adkins, both of Irvine, Gladys Walls Green, West Virginia, and Anne Johnson, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at Wells Clay City Chapel by Rev. Gary Sparks and Rev. Herbert Barnett with burial at Goodwin Cemetery, Clay City. Visit guestbook at www.wellsfh.com.