Obituaries – 2/15/2020

Published 7:32 am Saturday, February 15, 2020

Myron Stevens

May 31, 1952– Feb. 13, 2020

Myron Everett Stevens, 67, known to friends as Everett, was born on May 31, 1952, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. He took his journey to be with the Lord on Feb. 13, 2020, at his home after an extended illness.

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He grew up working the farm on Durbin Road with his siblings and would eventually meet the love of his life, Pam, at the young age of 19.

He would go to work at Armco for the next 27 years, while raising a daughter and son. After giving his life to God in 1976 and continuing to work at Armco, he began traveling around, singing and evangelizing to whomever would listen. God would eventually call him to the pastorate at Durbin Church of the Nazarene, where he would serve for the next 22 years. God would use him to lead numerous souls to Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Odis Jay Stevens, mother, Gladys Stevens, and sister, Teresa.

He left behind his wife and best friend of 48 years, Pam; daughter, Amber; her husband, Christopher Wheeler; their two children, Samuel and Sadie and his son, Chad Stevens; his wife, Jessica; their three children, Sophia, Madilyn, and Phoebe. He also leaves behind eight siblings, Faye (Charles) Akers, Jay Stevens, Perry (Terry) Stevens, Maudie (Ray) Sturgill, Loretta (James) Geyer, Juanita (John) Humphrey, Thelma (Bill) Luther, and James Stevens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Brother Everett will forever be remembered by his family, extended family, and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements will be made by Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home out of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. A celebration of Brother Everett’s life will be held on Sunday at Durbin Church of the Nazarene located at 28410 U.S. 23, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, with Pastor Randy Biggs and Pastor Robby Hale officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Service will immediately follow visitation. Final resting place will be at Rosehill Burial Park at 3801 13th St., Ashland, Kentucky.

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Lola Smith

Oct. 8, 1933– Feb. 12, 2020

Lola Smith, age 86, of Gallipolis, passed on Feb. 12, 2020, at Holzer Medical Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Pedro, to the late John and Mildred (Besco) Roth.

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie, Brenda, and Rita; son, Richard Dale; four grandsons; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; one sister; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Richard Smith; an infant daughter; her father and mother-in-law; a brother and sister-in-law; and a brother-in-law.

Lola was a member of the Gallipolis Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening, flea marketing, square dancing, conversations, and working. Lola never feared a hard day of work. She worked many years in various jobs and retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center.

Visiting hours will be held on 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow at C.M. Cemetery.

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