Paul E. Wheeler of Louisa

With much sorrow we announce the passing of Paul E. Wheeler on March 9, 2011 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, KY. The funeral will be Saturday, March 12 at First Baptist Church in Louisa, with burial to follow at Castle’s Cemetery in Blaine, KY. He was born to Emma Bayes Wheeler and Cheatwood Wheeler on September 25, 1935. He was a retiree of the road construction department. He was a member of the Louisa City Council. He was an active community volunteer and a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Louisa. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Betsy Ann Ward; two daughters Sheryl L. Wellman (married to Luther Wellman Jr.) of Louisa, KY, and April R. Wheeler of Louisa KY; One brother Elwood Wheeler of Columbus, Ohio; Two sisters; Willy Jane Jitters of Dayton, Ohio and Janet Gilliam of Flatwoods, KY, Three Grandchildren; Luke Wellman of Louisa, KY, Eli Combs Jr. of Falcon, KY, and Ashley May of Staffordsville, KY; and two Great Grandchildren, Hunter Salyers and Heath May. He was preceded in death by his parents Cheatwood Wheeler and Emma Bayes, three brothers; Jess Wheeler, Earl Wheeler, and Jeff Wheeler, two sisters; Irene Thompson and Jean Lester. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 with Brother Rick Frasier and Brother Lenny Wheeler officiating. Luther Wellman, Randy Marcum, Eli Combs Jr., Michael Dingess, Travis Shortridge, Denver Meade, and Jerry Robinson will serve as pallbearers.