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Rita Gail Blackburn Ratcliff

1952 - 2011

Rita Gail Blackburn Ratcliff, 59, of Louisa passed away Sunday July 17, 2011 at her home after a short illness.

Born June 14, 1952 in Williamson, W.Va., a daughter of the late Bill and Gladys Endicott Blackburn, Rita Gail was a housewife and a member of New Friendshp United Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, James R. Ratcliff, of Louisa, Ky., one son; James Justin Ratcliff of Louisa, Ky., one sister; Marguarette Harvey of Phoenix, Arizona, one brother; Gus Davis of Marion, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Elder John Goble officiating. Burial will follow at Hammonds Cemetery at Big Laurel in Martin County, Ky.

Visitation will be 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Young Funeral Home with family gathering at 2:00 p.m.

Dorothy Spence Setser

1938 - 2011


Dorothy Spence Setser, 72, of Louisa, Ky. went to be with her Lord on Friday July 15, 2011.

Dorothy was born August 21, 1938 in Martin County KY, the daughter of the late Willie and Daisy Bowens Spence. She was a homemaker and member of the Fallsburg Tabernacle Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William R. Setser who died July 22, 2008, a son Ronnie Setser, a brother George Spence, and a sister Ruby Mollette.

Survivors include four sons Gary Setser and wife Elaine, Mike Setser, Donnie Setser and wife Sandy, and Jimmy Ray Setser; two daughters Rita Napier and husband Rick of Valparaiso, Indiana and Bonnie Smallwood and husband Leonard of Ashland, KY; three brothers Howard and Luther Spence of Martin County KY and Curtis Spence of Flat Gap, KY; a sister Trixie Meek of Meally, KY; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great granchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Revs Jerry Hughes and Bobby Workman on Monday July 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fallsburg Tabernacle FWB Church. Burial will follow in the Setser Cemetery at Louisa, KY.

Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made to

Timothy Harmon

1966 - 2011


Timothy Harmon, 45, of Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Three Rivers Medical Center following a brief illness.

Timothy was born April 23, 1966 at Cleveland, TN the son of William Harmon and the late Helen Blankenship Harmon. He was a coal miner employed by Rock Springs Development.

Survivors include his loving wife Marcella Evans Harmon; children Brittany Harmon and Mark Keller of Louisa, Michael and Lynette Pruitt also of Louisa, Tammy Fieldhouse of Morgantown, WV, John and Marsha Evans of Lexington, KY, Lisa and Dirk Neff of Columbus, OH, Beverly Pearson of Sidney, KY, and Michael Marcum of Inez, KY; his father and step-mother William and Claudette Harmon of TN, his mother-in-law Edna Nickels of Columbus, OH; a brother David Harmon of Lexington, N.C.; and serveral grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home by Rev. Willie Gene Hayes. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa.

Friends may call after 5:00 pm Friday at Wilson Funeral Home.

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