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Pamela Wright


Pamela Caines Wright, 59, of Olive Hill, formerly of Russell, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2023, at her residence, while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born November 30, 1963, in Ashland, the daughter of Garnet Wilson Caines of Ashland and the late Lawrence Franklin Caines, Sr.

Pam was the Principal at Russell-McDowell Intermediate School. She obtained a total of five degrees, including a Masters of Education from Morehead State University and a Bachelors of Accounting degree from the University of Kentucky. She loved the Russell Independent School System, the staff, teachers and students. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds and University of Kentucky sports fan and of the Southern Baptist Faith.
In addition to her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Michael Wright; one son, Tanner (Shelby) Alexander of Burlington, KY; three daughters, Nicole (Brandon) Alexander-Wall of Huntsville, AL, Kacee Alexander of Ashland and Andrea Wright of Ashland; one brother, Lawrence Franklin (Brandie) Caines, Jr, of Greenup, KY; two sisters, Melinda (Randy) Kiser of Cummings, GA and Kimberly (E.J.) Clayton of Russell; six grandchildren, Frankie, Hendrix, Oliver, Leon, Everett, Ruby; and her pets whom she loved dearly.

STEEN FUNERAL HOME, 13th STREET in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Oldfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Pam’s memory to AARF, P.O. Box 2061, Ashland, KY 41105-2061.

Rita Griffith


Rita Kay Mullins Griffith, 57, of Flatwoods, passed away peacefully, on November 18th, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. 

Mrs. Griffith was born August 1, 1966, to the late Carl and Bertha Mullins.

Rita was the most loving, caring, giving, and kindhearted woman. Rita found her joy in life by being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved being a mom and Mimi more than anything. Rita was the best gift giver and the queen of Christmas. She was also known for enjoying a shopping trip here and there and loved watching the rain from her front porch.

She is survived by her loving husband, Rodney Griffith; two sons, Jeremy (Christy) Griffith and Colin (Baylee) Griffith; two grandchildren, Braxton Griffith, and Peyton Birdsell; two brothers, David (Terri Mossman) Mullins and Ricky (Lesa) Mullins; one sister, Sherry Salyer. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews; Amy Snead, Brandon Mullins, Andrew (Jordan) Mullins, Ryne (Lacey) Salyer, Amber (Mark) Sturgill and great nieces and nephews; Khalie Mullins, Crew Salyer, Stella Sturgill and Mason Mullins.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Community Hospice.

Carman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Charles Baker


Charles D. Baker, 71, of Wurtland passed this life into his heavenly home, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Charles was born February 9, 1952 in Greenup to Clara Adams Baker of Greenup and the late August Baker. In addition to his father, Charles was preceded in death by his brother, John Baker, two sisters, Alice and Vicky Baker, and a grandchild Riley Baker Darnell. Charles was a former employee of Clovis Hurt Chevrolet and recently gave his life to Jesus. He enjoyed auctions, piddling for hours in his garage, car shows and watching Deer. Surviving in addition to his mother is, his wife of 53 years, Margaret Workman Baker, a son, David Shane Baker of Wurtland, a daughter, Angela (Kevin Akers) of Ironton, three brothers, Sherman Baker (Bobbie) of Wurtland, Jimmy Baker (Becky) of Greenup, Carl Baker 0f Somerset, Ky., a sister, Phoebe Rose (Charles) of Greenup, grandchildren, Dustin Baker, Dakota Akers (Savannah), Misty Baker, (Andy), Sabrina Baker (Gabriel), great grandchildren, Aiden, Dalton, Leighton, Greyson, Oaklynn, and Xepher. Burial was in Whitt Cemetery on Culp Creek Online condolences may be offered at Arrangements are under the direction of MUSIC FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in Greenup.

Truman Farris


Truman “Fiz” Farris, 87, of Quincy, KY., passed away Monday, November 20, 2023 at Kings Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, KY. He was born in Siloam, KY., April 22, 1936 a son of the late William and Mary Lewis Farris.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Ann Carver Farris; one sister, Dory Cooper; three brothers, Bill, Eugene and Prunny.

Left behind to cherish his memory are one son, Steven Farris of Quincy, KY; one granddaughter, Heather (Jon) Star of Danville, KY; three great- grandchildren, Jane, Jon and Joe. Along with several other family and friends who will sadly miss him.

Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, KY. In charge of arrangements. Burial was in Davis-Carver Cemetery in Quincy, KY. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday

Ted Johnson

1934 – 2023

Teddy Gene “Ted” Johnson 89 of Greenup KY went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland KY.

He was born in Greenup KY on May 5, 1934, a son of the late Amos & Retta Lee Burkhart Johnson.

Ted was a retired Superintendent for A K Steel and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ted always believed in being involved in his community. He was a founder of the Greenup JC’s., one of the original members of the Greenup Old Fashion Days Shootout Gang where they ran the Red Dog Saloon and assisted in the annual Lions Club car show. He was a member of the Greenup Masonic Lodge #89, the El Hasa Shrine and was a member of the Motor Corps. He formed a band called Ted Johnson and the Silver Strings and was the local DJ for many local dances.

He was preceded in death along with his parents by two sisters, Edith Withrow and Ruth Garvin.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gail Jenkins Johnson; a son, Ronnie Dale Johnson of Greenup; a daughter, LaRae Brueggeman and her husband Tom of Walton KY; six, grandchildren; fourteen, great grandchildren; a special sister-in-law and niece, Karen (Gordie) Miller and Lauren (Justin) Miller; special friends, John and Sherrie Dowdy and Bill and Dolly Patrick; along with numerous members of his extended family and friends.

Burial was in the Plum Grove Cemetery in Greenup KY.

Military funeral rites were held by the Marine Corps League.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital.              

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, KY. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Roger Castle

1940 – 2023

Roger Warren Castle 82 of Greenup KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wurtland KY.

He was born in Ashland KY on December 25, 1940, a son of the late John Castle and the late Lexie Lucille Webb Castle Shortridge.

He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Coral Sea, a retired Crane Operator for AK Steel, the co-owner and operator of Castle Marina and the Greenup Radio Shack.

Roger was a 50-year member of the Greenup Masonic Lodge #89, a former member of the El Hasa Shrine, a licensed HAM operator and loved racing boats.

He was preceded in death along with his parents by his wife Jacqueline Ann “Jackie” Castle; two brothers, Harold Shortridge and James Michael Castle and two sisters, Nancy Shortridge and Bonnie Shortridge.

He is survived by a daughter, Rae Lynn Barker and her husband Shannon of Greenup; two grandchildren, Kayla Westfall and her husband Elijah of Jacksonville NC and Brandon Wilburn and his wife Melissa of Greenup; seven great grandchildren, Brett Lee, Caleb Cooper, Lucas Cooper, Brantley Wilburn, Aisley Wilburn, Madilynn Wilburn and Harper Wilburn; a sister, Diane Shortridge along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE in Greenup County Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to the Greenup Presbyterian Church 26 W. Main Street Greenup KY 41144.  

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup, KY. has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Harold D. Chaffin

1941 – 2023

Harold Douglas ‘Doug’ Chaffin, 82, od Summit, Kentucky, husband of Donna Estep Chaffin, died Friday, November 17th, at Kings Daughters Medical Center. Doug was born August 13, 1941 in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late Luther and Elizabeth Neece Chaffin.

He was retired operator of the former Ashland Oil Station in Bellefonte, member of Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, Ashland, Kentucky, and a well known fiddle player and musician in the local area.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, include 3 sons; Greg Chaffin of Lexington, Kentucky. Mark Chaffin, and wife Patricia, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and Phillip Chaffin, and Debbie, of Summit, Kentucky. A daughter; Pamela Holmes, and husband Brad, of Burlington, Kentucky. A brother; Charles Chaffin, and wife Doris, of Flatwoods, Kentucky. 3 grandsons; Doug Chaffin, and Nelly. Nick Chaffin, and Jennifer. Ryan Chaffin, and Tori. 2 great grandchildren; Maggie and Mac.

PRESTON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Kirby Flats Cemetery.