Robert and Dorothy Kaulius

 

 

   Dorothy Jane Brewen Kaulius, 93, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020, surrounded by her family, including her loving husband of nearly 74 years, Robert A. Kaulius, 94, who passed away three days later on Monday, May 25, 2020. Dorothy and Robert dated through high school and were married on May 25, 1946.

   Mr. and Mrs. Kaulius are survived by their three children, two sons, Lt. Col. Mark (Sheryl) Kaulius (retired) of Elbert, CO and Edward “Ned” Kaulius of Boise, ID; and one daughter, Jayne (Bill) Love of Greenup; four grandchildren, Johanna (Mike) Thompson, Robert (Giselle) Kaulius, Aaron (Jessica) Bailey, and David Bailey; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. They deeply loved and cherished their time with their grandchildren and were exemplary grandparents.

   Dorothy was born August 14, 1926, in Easton, PA to the late Robert and Hannah Brewen. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Walters.

   Mrs. Kaulius was a 1944 graduate of Easton High School. She was a homemaker and was involved in various homemaker clubs. She loved spending time with her family and playing Bridge. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels with OLBH, and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Russell, where she loved to sing in the choir.

   Robert was born December 24, 1925, in Easton, PA, to the late Vincent Kaulius and Antoni Alezanskasl. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by three brothers, Peter Massie, Ed Kaulius, and Bill Kaulius.

   Mr. Kaulius was a 1943 graduate of Easton High School  and a 1951 graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also played college football as a defensive linebacker on an undefeated team. Mr. Kaulius was a World War II Navy Veteran. He enjoyed golfing and working at the Paramount Arts Center’s Festival of Trees. He was a board member of Brookside Swim Club in New Jersey. Alongside his wife, Dorothy, he was also a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Russell, KY.

   Mr. and Mrs. Kaulius will be laid to rest in Wind Gap Cemetery in Pen Argyl, PA.

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Phyllis Ann Mays

 

 

   Phyllis Ann Mays, 84, of Ashland, died peacefully, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

   She was born August 21, 1935, in Ashland, Kentucky, a daughter of the late John Andrew Greene and Rose Belle Smith Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Devon Lewis Mays; brothers, John G. Greene, Ernest O. Greene and Jack R. Stambaugh; sisters, Sophia E. Greene, Veronica R. Burnette and Emma Lee Hicks; and a son in law, Bill Dalton.

   Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Rick (Debbie) Mays of Ashland, Doug (Kathy) Mays of Ashland; daughters, Vicky Dalton of Ashland and Belinda Mays of Westwood; sister, Harriet E. Robinson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with Pastor Rick Mays officiating. Burial will follow in Kirby Flats Cemetery. Visitation will be held from Noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Phyllis's memory may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101.

   To share a remembrance of Phyllis or to extend a condolence to her family, visit www.steenfuneralhome.com.

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Esther Laverne Gipson

 

 

   Laverne Gipson, 86, of Flatwoods, , passed away Friday, May 29, at her home.

   She was born January 9, 1934 in Grahn, KY a daughter of the late Arthur and Cordia Wilson Blevins. Laverne was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Charles Elmer ‘Blackie’ Gipson in 2015, two brothers and two sisters.

   She was a member of the Hoods Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Laverne enjoyed attending services, singing hymns, and fellowship, but mostly she loved serving the Lord. She worked as a clerk in the former Arthur & Riggs Grocery and the former Anderson’s Grocery.

   Surviving include four sons: Joey Gipson of Flatwoods; Barry (Cathy) Gipson of Inlet Beach, Florida; Stephen (Cathy) Gipson of Worthington; Kelly (Melissa) Gipson of Rock Hill, Ohio; daughters Jama Brown of Idaho and Kimberly (Chad) Stephenson of Lexington; brother Larry Blevins; sisters Wanda Wilburn and Katie Mays; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 2, at 1 p.m. by Pastor Dale Henson at Preston Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time.

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Willis ‘Les’ Blevins, Jr.

 

 

 

   Les Blevins, 54, of Ashland, died peacefully Monday evening, May 25, at his home while under hospice care.

   Les was born November 19, 1965 in Ashland, a son of the late Willis Leslie and Louise Potter Blevins. He was a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, shooting pool, and playing golf. Surviving include two sisters: Vicki Kelly and husband Dan of Ashland, and Linda Parks of Ashland; brother William Buford McAllister of Ashland, and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services were Friday, May 29, at Preston Family Funeral Home.

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Richard A. Carpenter

 

 

   Richard Andrew Carpenter of Greenup, Kentucky made his life a good one. The Lord called him to rest on May 26, 2020 from his home.

   Richard was born on July 24, 1963, to Alpha Carpenter and the late John Carpenter. He was the youngest of five children. Richard is survived by sisters: Patricia Bowling, Weni Carpenter, Beverly (Lance) Daugherty, and brother Robert (Linda) Carpenter.

   Richard grew up in Greenup County. He met his best friend Robin in 1982. They married in 1983 and for 38 years, like true best friends, they were rarely apart. Richard was blessed with three children: Jesse Carpenter (wife Sarah and son Benjamin) of Louisa, Samantha Archie (husband Tracy) of Raceland, and Nathan Carpenter of Greenup. Nothing was more important to Richard than his family. Above all else his family was what he loved most in this world. He happily welcomed two more children with the addition of his son-in law and daughter-in law. His pride and joy was his grandson Ben, who according to Richard was the prettiest grandson in the world. Richard also had many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends he loved dearly.

   During his life, Richard touched so many others with his humor and his kindness. He believed if you could help someone, you should. He believed in standing up for what was right, setting a strong example of manhood for his children. Richard loved being outdoors, going for rides with his German shepherd Ava, sitting on the deck with his cat Mr. Jenkins, or working in the chicken coops with Robin.

   To put it simply, Richard was just everything and we loved him. At this time, as per his wishes, there is no planned memorial service or visitation. Richard’s family appreciates your prayers and loving thoughts. We ask in lieu of flowers that you practice an act of kindness on behalf of another and, as Richard would do, help someone whenever you can. Arrangements by Preston Family Funeral Home.

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