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Scott Michael Donahoe

1986 -- 2018


Scott Michael Donahoe, 32, of Louisa, KY went to be with his Lord and Savior February 14, 2018.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Jimmie Donahoe, a special friend "Bucky" Reed, and an uncle Mark McComas.

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Kristina (Salyers) Donahoe of Louisa, two sons who adored him Gunnar Scott and Griffey Kristopher, and his loving parents Tim and Sandy (Callicoat) Donahoe of Huntington and in laws Linda and Kenny Salyers of Louisa. He is also survived by a grandmother Betty Dillon, grandmother Jean (Adkins) Callicoat, a grandfather Bobby Callicoat and grandmother Peg Callicoat. He was blessed with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Scott worked in sales and was attending Marshall University pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 2003 with honors. He was full of life and would light up any room he entered. He loved Marshall sports, especially football and attended as many games as possible. He had an amazing heart for people with special needs and volunteered for Special Olympics for 10 years as well as served as a caregiver. Scott was a Bengals and Reds fan. He loved fishing both freshwater and deep sea for salmon, trout, white marlin and blue marlin in WV, NY and the Outer Banks. He had a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. Most of all, Scott loved his family and spending time with them. Being a Daddy was his dream come true. Scott loved the Lord and attended church at First Baptist Church of Kenova.

Scott left a lasting impression on us and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1 pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Page officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday, February 18 from 6-9pm at Wilson Funeral Home. Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.


Geneva Borders Franklin 


Geneva Borders Franklin of Hermitage, TN, formerly of Camargo, KY, died peacefully at Alive Hospice in Madison, TN, on Feb 14, 2018. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mellie Saunders Borders of Chapman, KY, her beloved husband of seventy years, Herbert L. Franklin, a sister, Imogene Borders Holloway, brother, Bill Borders of Ashland, KY and brother-in-law, Arthur Young of Ashland, KY.

Geneva is survived by her three children, Linda Franklin ( Craig) Mosher of Hermitage, TN, Kenneth ( Peggy) Franklin of Warrenton, VA, Paul ( Cindy) Franklin of Maryville , TN, sister, Ethel Borders Young of Ashland, KY, brother John (Johnnie Sue) Borders of Erlanger, KY, and sister-in-law, Nan Borders Rice of Spring City, TN . She is survived by six grandchildren, Monica (Brian) Thompson, Megan (Brian) Gesell, Quinn Franklin , Matthew, Franklin, Carrie Franklin (Cam) Tharpe and Sean Franklin, two great grandchildren, Celia and Beau Gesell and several special nieces and nephews.

Geneva was a loving wife and mother and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.  She leaves a legacy of love, service and faith to her children and family who will sadly miss her.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church in Louisa, KY, on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 with visitation at 12:30. She will be buried in the Franklin Cemetery.


Raymond Hayes

1941  --  2018


Raymond Hayes, 76, of Lowmansville, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. 

Raymond was born October 11, 1941 in Lawrence county Kentucky to the late Kenneth Hayes and Julia Mae Moore Hayes.  He was a retired diesel mechanic from Hobet Mining Company.

Raymond is preceeded in death by two daughters, Kimberly Rae and Angela Dawn Hayes. 

Survivors include his wife Lillian VanHoose Hayes, one sister Larlene Hayes LeMaster (William) of Louisa.  Two daughters, Wendy Hayes of Lowmansville and Melissa Waters (John) of Hendersonville, Tennessee.  Also surviving two grandchildren Hayley Brooke and Preston Garrett.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 4-8 PM at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Southside Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow at Hayes Family Cemetery, Charlie, Kentucky.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral home with Venny Allen VanHoose officiating.