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Thomas Mitchell Ellis 

1958 - 2011


Thomas Mitchell Ellis 53 of Pikeville, KY passed away Tuesday May 10, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.

Thomas was born January 16, 1958 at Louisa, KY, the son of the late Newt and Marlene Little Ellis. He was an oil and gas consultant.

Survivors include his wife Arlene Marcum Ellis, a son David G. Ellis of Pikeville, a daughter Cara Ellis also of Pikeville, a grandson Jacob Ellis, mother-in-law Evadean Marcum of Fort Gay, WV, four brothers Mike Ellis, Mark Ellis, Tim Ellis, and James Ellis all of Louisa, two sisters Jody Kelly and Janet Porterfield both of St. Albans, WV, two loving aunts Moss Kidd and Emily Tackett, and a multitude of sisters and brother-in-laws and an abundance of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Ric Frazier on Saturday May 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Ellis-See Cemetery on Old River Road Louisa, Kentucky. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.

Lowman Cecil Bush

1932 - 2011

Lowman Cecil Bush, 78, of Louisa passed away Tuesday May 10, 2011 at the Community Hospice Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Cecil was born September 22, 1932 in Lawrence County Kentucky, the son of the late Lowman F. and Hazel E. Coburn Bush. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Carol Robertson Bush, who died in 1992, two sons Lowman Cecil Bush Jr., and James Russell Bush.

Cecil was a retired heavy equipment operator, a member of the Operating Engineers Local 182, and a member of the Willard Kentucky Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters Carol Lynn Bush of Flatwoods, KY, and Anna Marie Singer of Louisa, KY; two sons Danny L. (Judy) Bush and John David (Pamela) Bush all of Louisa, KY; one sister, Virginia Sue Simms; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren; four sisters Garnett Tabor, Marie Moore, Lois Stevens, and two brothers Gene Bush and Farris Bush.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday May 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home by Revs. Roger Jordan and Rick May. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery Louisa, KY. Graveside military rites will be conducted by members of the Lawrence County Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Masonic services will be conducted on Friday May 13, at 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

Friends may call after 6:00 pm Friday May 13, 2011 at the Wilson Funeral Home.


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Carl Dudley Billups, Jr.

1943 - 2011

Carl Dudley Billups, Jr., 68, of Huntington, W.Va. passed away Friday May 6, 2011 at the Emogene Dolin Hospice House in Huntington. He was born March 3, 1943 in Huntington, W.Va. a son of the late Carl Dudley, Sr. and Mildred Plymale Billups. He was the circulation manager for the Herald-Dispatch and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Janet Graham Billups, of Huntington, W.Va.; two daughters, Monica (Tim) Callahan of Manassas, Va.; Carla (John) Erwin of Grove City, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Trisha (Jeff) Brunk of Independence, Ky.; one son, Carl Dudley Billups III of Huntington, W.Va.; one brother, Joseph Michael (Judy) Billups of Midland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Patrick, Matthew, Katherine, Nicholas, Logan, and Brianna; step granddaughter Brooke, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday May 10, 2011 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will follow at the Billups Gap Cemetery in Fort Gay, W.Va. under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6:00 til 9:00 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Emogene Dolin Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va.