Ashland High School - Class of 1958
Ashland High School - Class of 1958

04/19/15 - Bicycle Day | National Garlic Day

04/18/15 - Patty Davis Hoy's son passed away today.

Russell Wright’s Funeral Home The Independent Online

Edward Allen “Beaner” “Sparky” Hoy, 52, of Russell, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

He was born June 6, 1962, in Ashland, the only child of Ralph Edward and Patricia Louise Davis Hoy of Russell.

Allen dedicated his life to the service of his community. He was a 1980 graduate of Russell High School. He attended Eastern Kentucky University and Marshall University, earning his paramedic licenses. He worked as a paramedic for A.B.G. Ambulance. He was a founding member of the Greenup County Rescue Squad, a former member of the Russell Fire Department, he served two terms as a Russell City Council member, worked as a 911 dispatcher for the City of Flatwoods and later retired as a dispatcher for Greenup County E911. He attended the Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Ashland, was a member of Smith Lodge 775 F&AM in Flatwoods, but most of all, he was a loving son and a friend to everyone he ever knew.

The funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Russell Fire Department (downtown station) by Brother Acy Gibson. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the fire station. Masonic services will be conducted during the funeral by his brothers of Smith Lodge.

Members of the Russell Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Condolences may be made at

04/16/15 - Larry Fletcher's sister passed away yesterday.

Ashland Lazear Funeral Home The Independent Online

Ramona Fletcher Callihan, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Bronson Callihan; her parents, Norris and Fannie Fletcher; a sister, Mary Lou Lykins; and a niece, Cindy Lykins Kelsch.

Ramona graduated from Ashland High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She taught advanced anatomy, biology and physiology at Russell High School for many years, where she also sponsored a prayer group and coached the competitive academic team. She attended First Baptist Church of Russell, was a former member of First Baptist Church of Ashland and participated in Community Bible Study. After retirement, Ramona gave of her time to the local AARP tax assistance program, taught English as a second language classes, tutored in-home school programs, served on the Ashland Tree Board and was a former member of the Southern Hills Garden Club. Her kind spirit, quiet humor, prayerful concern and love of nature will be missed by family and friends.

Surviving are her son, Michael B. Callihan of Ashland; a daughter, Julie C. Thompson and son-in-law John of Lexington; granddaughters Shirah Callihan of Lexington, S.C., and Miriam Callihan of Huntsville, Ala.; grandsons Andrew N. Thompson of Longmont, Colo., and Daniel C. Thompson of Louisville; a brother, Larry Fletcher and wife Joyce of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.

The family gives many thanks to her friends and caregivers for their attentiveness. To God be the glory!

Memorial donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.   

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by Pastor Ken Gowin. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 17, 2015, at the funeral home.

04/14/15 - The Ashland and Lexington lunch groups will meet for lunch at the Cracker Barrel in Morehead at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 28.

Those planning to attend from Ashland are: Roberta (Butch) Newman Adkins, Joyce Adkins Brown, Essie Skaggs Fliehman, and Ernie Lemaster.

Are others from Ashland interested in attending?


04/14/15 - Facebook posting

Happy 55th anniversary to Marge Felty Hurtz and Tom


04/06/15 - Facebook posting

Happy 56th anniversary to Brenda Steele Klaiber and David


04/06/15 - a Facebook posting (contributed by Donna Terry Skeens)

This is a picture of Carole Young Harbison, left, in Kathmandu heading to Mt. Everest.

04/01/15 - Check On the Road for Donna Terry Skeens' entry.

01/14/15 - The Ashland Lunch Bunch will eat at the Bellefonte Country Club (Jim Powers' guests) at 11:30 AM on the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10
Tuesday, March 10
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 12
Tuesday, June 9
Tuesday, July 14
Tuesday, August 11
Tuesday, September 8
Tuesday, October 13
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03/24/12 - Charlie Maynard and Judy McCoy say WELCOME to this website.  Charlie and his camera will cover meetings and outings, and Judy will handle the day-to-day operation of this site.
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