Ernest Ray Fannin (1927-2009)
Ernest Ray Fannin, 82, of Ashland, Ky., died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Fannin was born March 3, 1927, in Paintsville, Ky., a son of the late Henry Fannin and Callie Collins Fannin.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Ward Fannin, on May 11, 2007; and a son, Kenneth Ray Fannin.
He was a retired slitter shear operator with AK Steel and a member of Eagles Lodge 895 and Moose Lodge 701, both of Ironton, Ohio.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Faye (John) Lyons of Ashland; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a half brother, Bob Cantrell of Sitka, Ky.; a sister, Martha Alice Gamble of Walton, Ky.; and a half sister, Kathleen Murray of Paintsville, Ky.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today, July 2, 2009, at Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland by Chaplain Jimm Smedley. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.