Billy Wayne Artrip of Louisa

Billy Wayne Artrip, 73, of Ft. Gay, W.Va. died Wednesday December 7, 2011 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. after a short illness. He was a powderman for Dillard-Smith Construction Company and was a member of Apperson Lodge #195 F.&A.M. Mr. Artrip was born June 26, 1938 in Ft. Gay, W.Va., a son of the late Ruben and Hildred Thompson Artrip. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roger Artrip. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Jeanetta Marie Harvey Artrip, of Louisa, Ky. Other survivors include one son; Billy Joe (Rhonda) Artrip of Louisa, Ky., two sisters; Virginia (Jack) Porter of Dunlow, W. Va. and Loretta Wellman, Ft. Gay, W.Va., two brothers; Teddy Joe Artrip, Ft. Gay, W.Va., and Gary Artrip, South Point, Ohio, two granddaughters; Whitney Jo Artrip and Briana Denise Artrip, and two grandsons; Tyler Hinton and Acie Umbel. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Young Funeral Chapel in Louisa, Ky. by Bro. Tom Kitts, Bro. Frank Copley, and Bro Glen Robinson. Burial will follow at the Clay Family Cemetery, Louisa, Ky. under the direction of Young Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be observed. Visitation is Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home.