Obituaries – 4/29/13

Published 10:03 am Monday, April 29, 2013

Patricia Shipley

Patricia “Patty” Emiline Pauley Shipley, 90, of Pedro went to be with our Lord on April 27, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. She died from injuries sustained in a fall.

She was born March 27, 1923, in Martin County, Ky., the daughter of the late Shadle and Birdie Maynard Pauley. She was married to the late James Millard Shipley. Patty graduated from Warfield High School in Kentucky and Rio Grand College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught school for 32 years starting in Martin County, Ky., Blackfork Schools, Adams County, Rock Hill Local School District and finished her career in the Symmes Valley Local School District. She served as a clerk for Symmes Valley Schools for a period of time. She attended Oakland Chapel Church.

Patty loved talking with people and succeeded her husband as an Aid Township Trustee. She was elected to eight consecutive terms, serving a total of 33 1/2 years. The Lawrence County Commissioners recognized her with Patty Shipley Day on August 23, 2012, for being the longest serving elected woman trustee in Lawrence County. Patty spent her later years visiting and talking on the phone with friends and neighbors (especially Betty McClure, Elsie McCarty, Olena Wilson, Harley VanMeter and Pete Herrell). She greatly enjoyed her grandsons and especially her great-granddaughter.

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Patty is survived by her son Kenneth (Brenda) Shipley (Pedro); grandsons, Kent (Jeni) Shipley (Ironton) and Kirt Shipley (Pedro); one great-granddaughter, Kennedy (Ironton); brothers, Jonah (Norma) Pauley of Wilmington, Del., and Hi (Velma) Pauley of Crossville, Tenn.; sister, Helen (Bob) Camp of Crossville, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Jan Pauley of Huntington, Ind. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, are brothers, Chester Pauley, A.J. Pauley, and Willie Pauley (Infant); sisters, Thelma Pauley (Infant), Nellie Pauley (Infant), Hattie Pauley (20 Months), Marjorie Prince, Gracie Pauley (Infant) and Garnet Pauley (Infant); one brother-in-law, Dennis Prince; one sister-in-law, Helen Pauley. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton with Pastors Mark Fields and Lenny Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Wilgus Fairview Cemetery in Wilgus. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kent Shipley, Kirt Shipley (grandsons), Darrell Pauley (Nephew), Danny Ray Wilson, Garold (Pete) Herrell, Wayne Taylor and A.J. Owens. Honorary Pallbearers are Harley VanMeter and Thomas McClure. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101.


Betty Slover

Betty Jo Slover, 82, of the Kenova, W.Va., area, died Sunday, April 28, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel.


Phillip Lambert

Phillip M. Lambert, 77, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at O’Keefe Baker Funeral Home.


James Cline

James R. Cline, 80, of Flatwoods, Ky., died April 26, 2013, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be Monday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland, Ky., with Pastor Don Young and Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time at the funeral home on Monday.