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Gertrude Elizabeth Reed of Louisa, Kentucky departed her earthly dwelling with the Lord on Thursday, December 20, 2012, while a patient at the Three Rivers Medical Center. She was born December 5, 1922, at Whitepost, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Benjamin Marcum and Mary Harris Marcum Thompson. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Hensley and Rushia Calhoun. The Lord blessed he with 90 wonderful years and three loving husbands who preceded her in death, John Kirk, Tom Slone and John Bryant. 

Mrs. Reed was a faithful member of the Nolan Freewill Baptist Church for more than 55 years. She owned and operated the Slone Grocery Store at Nolan for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. For more than 72 years of her life she lived at Nolan, West Virginia. In 1994 she moved to Chattaroy where she met her husband Robert L. Reed who was her constant companion and the love of her life. Together, their love for the outdoors and fishing was evident by their move to Yatesville Lake where they enjoyed fishing, boating, and the outdoors. She was a fighter and survivor of breast cancer. Mrs. Reed was loved and respected by all who knew her. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memories four children, Honorable James E. (Zella) kirk of Okeechobee, Florida, Benjamin Tom (Brenda) Slone of Chattaroy, West Virginia, Mary Frances Blackburn of Louisa, Kentucky and Sheila (Michael) Tuck of Centerburg, Ohio, brother-in-law, Richard Hensley of Columbus, Ohio, eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and a very special niece and her husband, Rose and Jimmy Maynard. 

Funeral Services were held at the Little Dove United Baptist Church, on Saturday, December 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. with Elder Scott Slone officiating. Entombment followed at Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher, West Virginia. Visitation was held from 6-9p.m. on Saturday evening. 


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Samuel Paul Pauley, 76, of Williamson, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Born November 25, 1936, at Lovely, Ky., he was a son of the late Sampson and Mattie Maynard Pauley. Also preceding him in death was his brother and sisters, Rodean Adkins, Sampson Pauley Jr. and Nannie James.

Mr. Pauley was a retired school principal and teacher, and continued to teach after retirement until his death. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel and a social worker.

Survivors include his wife, Darcus Hall Pauley; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Howard and Jerry Keith Coleman of Pikeville, Ky., and three grandchildren, Paul Howard Jr., Samantha Howard and Shawna Howard.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at J.W. Call Funeral Home Chapel with Earl White and Ray Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Annie E. Young Cemetery at Shelbiana, Ky.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.jwcallfuneralhome.com/

J.W. Call and Son Inc. of Pikeville, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.



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HARRY L. REED, 91, of Louisa, Kentucky, formerly of Nolan, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at River's Bend Healthcare Center in South Point, Ohio.


Born July 28, 1926, at Nolan, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Wallace and Mary Soukulech Reed.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edis Blevins Reed, his son, Paul C. Reed, three brothers, John Wallace, Perry and Donald Reed, and an infant sister.


Harry was a retired watch engineer from the Appalachian Regional Hospital and a member of the Nolan Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran, having served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II.


Survivors include his daughter, Donna Chafin of Louisa, Ky.; one brother, Robert Reed of Louisa, Ky.; one sister, Gay (Charles) Deskins of Columbus, Ohio; his grandchildren, Carissa (Josh) Noe, Kayla (Bruce) Blankenship, Terri Sword, John Paul Reed and Jarrett Reed. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, West Virginia, with Brother Ray Taylor and Brother Earl White officiating, with burial to follow. Military honors will be presented by the Belfry Chapter 141 of the DAV. 




Gertrude Elizabeth Marcum married Tom Slone and operated Slone Grocery for many years.  Tom Slone passed away in the early 1970's.  She continued to operate the business with her second husband, Rev. john Bryant, and the name was changed to Bryant Grocery.   Later the store would become Slone Grocery when Thomas B. Slone operated the store. The store was located  beside the Nolan  Toll Bridge.