Charles Kouns - 1919-2008
Charles R. Kouns, 88, of Ashland died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland. He was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Ashland, the son of the late Bert and Sidna McSurley Kouns. He was the husband of Wanda Warren Kouns, who survives. He was a heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II. He attended the First Huntington Christian Baptist Church of God in Huntington.
He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Madeline "Boots" Kouns; two brothers, James H. Kouns and Willard Kouns; three sisters, Opal, Hazel and Sis; and a grandson, Randy Kouns.
Survivors include seven sons, Carl (Connie) Kouns of Beckley, W.Va., Russell (Martha) Kouns of Ashland, Jerry (Glenna) Kouns of Coal Grove, Kenneth Kouns of Georgetown, William (Carlene) Kouns of Coal Grove, Carroll (Pam) Kouns of McVey County, Pa., Harold (Ursula) Kouns of Georgetown; one stepson, Gary (Patty) Greene of Wurtland; three stepdaughters, Brenda (John) Coldiron of Ashland, Colonel Cathy Iler of Woodbridge, Va., and Zonda Hillman of Apex, N.C.; one brother, Bert Kouns Jr. of Ashland; two sisters, Emelie Allen of Elizabethtown and Frankie Harr of Michigan; 19 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home, Marshall Steen Chapel, with Pastor Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.