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JANUARY - 1936
AUXIER, Mrs J.B.
1936
Mrs. Auxier is called by death.
Mrs. J. B. C. Auxier of Prestonburg died at her home there Monday morning after an illness of more than two years. She was 76 years old and a prominent and widely known woman. She is survived by two sons, John and Robert, of Prestonburg and a daughter, Mrs. John Theobald of Grayson. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopla Church in Prestonburg, Wednesday and burial followed in the Porter Cemetery. Her husband preceded her in death more than a year ago. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 1-23-1936

 
CANTRELL, Eleanor
1936
MRS. CANTRELL, TETANUS VICTIM
Mrs. Eleanor Cantrell, of Win, Ky., young wife of Robert Cantrell, died on Wednesday morning at the Daniel Hospital.  Her death resulted from burns received Saturday when her dress became ignited from an open grate and tetanus, or lock-jaw developed. Mrs. Cantrell was severely burned before aid could reach her and when she was brought to the hospital her condition was considered very serious by attending physicians. She is survived by her husband and one son two years old. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY January 2, 1936

 
DANIEL, Kelly
1936
VAN LEAR MINER DIES IN HOSPITAL
Kelley Daniel, popular and well known miner of Van Lear died at a Lexington Hospital last Friday night after an illness of several months.  He became ill while working in the Van Lear mines last summer and went to Lexington for treatment. He was brought back tohim home on Sycamore and funeral serices were held there last Sunday.  A large number of the members of the United Mine Workers from the Van Lear Local attended the funeral services. Burial was in the Daniel Family Cemetery at Sycamore. He was a member of the Van Lear Local of the Union and one of the most popular and well liked citizens of that town. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Jan.30 1936

 
KEMPER, George Whitney
1936
G. W. KEMPER DIES TUESDAY
Former Herald Official Succumbs in Lexington
George Whitney Kemper, former advertising and business manager of the Paintsville Herald died at the home of his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Maury Kemper, in Lexington, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 Paintsville time.  He had been in ill health for more than two years and his death came as a result of a strange and rare malady known as Hodgkin's disease. Several weeks ago he was forced to return to Lexington where he was under the constant care of physicians, In spite of the best of medical care and numerous blood transfusions, he succumbed Tuesday evening. Mr. Kemper, was 32 years old at the time of his death and was the son of Maury and Estill Whitney Kemper, prominent and widely known natives of Fayette County.  His father at one time served as commonwealth Attorney of Fayette County. In September 1926, he and Georgine Kirk, daughter of the late Charles A. Kirk, were married in Cincinnati.  For several years they made their home in Lexington where he was assistant advertising manager of the Lexington Herald.  After the death of his father-in-law Charles A. Kemper and Mrs. Kemper and the young son Charles Kirk Kemper moved to Paintsville where they have made their home since.  As though living her but a short time he made a host of friends in his business connections and leaving innumerable friends in this section who will miss him greatly. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Georgine Kirk Kemper and his son, his father and mother and one sister, Mary Pendleton Kemper. Funeral services were held at the Lexington home Wednesday afternoon January 1, 1936 and burial was in the Kemper Family lot in the Lexington cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 1-2-1936


 
MCCAIN, Sam
1936
SAM McCAIN ID CALLED BY DEATH
Sam McCain, 68 years old died at his home in Paintsville Tuesday night the  victim of a stroke of paralysis. He had been in poor health for several years  and unable to work. He came to Paintsville several years ago and was employed  as a driller in Johnson Magoffin oil fields. He is survived by widow and one daughter Jennie McCain. His home formaly was in Pennslyvania. Funeral  services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 o'clock at the Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. H. B. Conley, W. I. Canter and Odis J. Polley will take part  in the services and the burial will be incharge of the Masons. Burial will be in the Fairchild cemetery near Southside. Painstville Herald Thursday 1-30-1936

 
PACK, Willie
1936
OCCUPANTS OF CAR ARE HELD
Mitchel Wood, Willie Pack Were on Call
Clarence Mitchel Wood, 25, an employee of the Cox Chevrolet Co., was instantly killed, and Willie Pack, 35, a partner in the International Truck Co., was fatally injured last Thursday night when they were struck by an automobile on the Mayo Trail near Cannel Coal Gap.  It is alleged that the car belonged to Hasca Conley of Johnson County and was being driven by Euhl Preston.  Elmer Price also of Johnson County was the other occupant of the car. All three of the occupants of the car were taken into custody by officers, and Preston was taken to the Paintsville Hospital where he is suffering from injuries which he received in the fatal crash. According to the story, both Mitchel Wood and Willie Pack had gone to the scene of the accident to give a service to a truck which had slipped over the bank.  They were working with a wrecker from the Cox Garage in an effort to haul the truck back on the road when they were hit.  It is also alleged that a man with a red lantern had been placed several hundred feet from the accident to warn approaching motorists. At the coroner’s inquest, it was found that the two men came to their deaths from wounds received when they were crushed between the car occupied by the other three men and the wrecker with which they were working.  It was also alleged that the three men were under the influence of liquor.  Conley and Price were given an examining trial before Magistrate Claude Buckinham, and Conley is being held to the grand jury under bond of $10,000 while Price’s bond was fixed at $1,000.  Preston who, it is alleged, was driving the car will be given an examining trial Tuesday of next week. Young Wood was dead when he was picked up, but Pack lived until Friday morning when he succumbed at 8:10 o’clock. Clarence Wood was the son of B. F. Woods; his mother preceded him in death in 1924. He was married to Ethel Pelphrey in 1933, and they had one child who died in 1935. He is survived by his widow, his father; one brother, Hansel Lee Wood, and one sister, Mrs. Tom Blair. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Freewill Baptist Church, and burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.  A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Young Wood was well known and popular.  He had been employed by the Cox Auto Parts and Chevrolet Company for several years and was an expert mechanic.  His family has the sympathy of the entire community. Willie Pack was 32 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pack of Williamsport.  He is survived by his parents, his wife and two children, Billy Lowell and Betty Delores.  Six brothers, Elbridge, Walter, Herbert, Gaylord, Dennis and Arnold Pack, and one sister, Golda Pack, also survive. He was associated with his brothers in the operation of the International Truck Company and Garage in Bridgeford.  He went with one of his company’s trucks to unload the damaged truck and was assisting in hauling the truck back to the road when the fatal accident occurred. Funeral services were held for him Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents in Williamsport. Burial followed in the family cemetery there. Both these young men were highly regarded in Paintsville and Johnson County.  They were popular with all who knew them, and their untimely deaths cast a pall of gloom over the entire community. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 23, 1936

 
PRESTON, Josephine
1936
AGED WOMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Josephine Preston, aged and widely known resident of the Lowmansville section, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Joe Allen last week after an illness of some time.  Mrs. Preston was the widow of the late Ross Preston who preceeded her in death.  Funeral services for both Mrs. Allen and her husband were conducted at the George's Creek Church Sunday and she was buried in the Preston Cemetery on the farm of her son Clayton Preston. Mrs. Preston is survived by her daughter Mrs. Joe Allen, Clayton Preston and Mrs. Joe Castle of Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday 1-30-1936

 
RAMEY, Dr. Frank
1936
DEATH COMES TO DR. RAMEY
Widely Known Physician Dies As Result Of Heart Failure
Dr. Frank Ramey, 70 years old of East Point, died at his home there, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. While he had been in poor health for several years his death was unexpected and came as a shock and surprise to his family and many friends. He suffered a heart attack and died suddenly. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Christian Church at East Point and burial will be in the family cemetery there. Dr. Ramey is survived by his wife and three sons, Frank, George and Douglas and one daughter Mrs. Lora Ramey Osborne of Westfield, New Jersey. For the past 43 years Dr. Ramey had practiced his profession in the East Point section of Johnson County. He came to this county soon after completing his studies in medical college. He was widely known as a physician of great ability and during his life time made for himself an enviable reputation as an obstetrician. It has been said that he was successful in every one of the hundreds of cases of this kind which he attended. He was born on the Hood Fork of Blaine in Lawrence County. After completing his studies he went to Morgan County where he practiced for a year. He then came to East Point where he established a home and continued the practice of his profession until the time of his death. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock and will be in charge of the Masons. He had been an active member of that organization for years. He was also a devout member of the Christian Church for more than 46 years. Dr. Ramey was truly an old fashioned family physician and during his lifetime ministered to the suffering of thousands of patients who became true friends as well as patients. Ever kindly, he brought hope and cheer into the hearts of the suffering from all over that part of the County. His passing will be mourned by a great number who will miss his kindly and sympathetic ministrations. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY JAN 23 1936
   
FRANK RAMEY Frank Ramey was born at Blaine, Ky., October 22, 1866, the son of John and Lucinda Ramey. He attended school at Blaine under Professor Elam and started teaching when he became old enough to secure a certificate. After teaching several years in Lawrence and Johnson Counties, he decided to enter the medical profession and was accepted as a pupil by Dr. Roberts of Blaine, in 1899. He studied medicine under Dr. Roberts for a year and then enrolled in the Louisville College of Medicine, where he graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1892. He was married to Priscilla Picklesimer, the daughter of Dr. J. M. Picklesimer, of Paintsville, in September 1890. To this union eight children were born, four of whom are deceased. Dr. Ramey began the practice of medicine at West Libertey, Kentucky where he resided for a year. In 1893 he moved to East Point where he lived until his death January 21, 1936. He became affiliated with the Church of Christ in 1890. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. In all his practice, Dr. Ramey never wavered from the duty which he considered a privilege of his profession--saving humanity. The early years at East Point were ones of hardship. There were few doctors in this section and practically all calls were made on horseback, sometimes riding almost a whole day in order to reach a patient in some remote section. Then came the building of the railroad, bringing its hundreds of workers and he was employed by the railroad company to furnish medical care to these men in addition to his regular practice. With the completion of the railroad, new people moved in--coal became a leading industry and with the development of the mountain section his practice grew rapidly. He became known throughout this section as a physician of note, yet was as quick to respond to a call from the most humble laborer or farmer as the wealthiest merchant or business man. His kindly, sympathetic nature mingled with his wit and wonderful sense of humor endeared him to hundreds of people. He was their doctor--and their friend. The true family physician. He ministered to those who could not pay with the same care as those who could. During the World War when the epidemic of influenza was raging he worked day and night without rest with only one thought in mind--to save as many as possible. One man, whose wife was ill, told the story of how Dr. Ramey came to his home to visit the patient and while there was persuaded to lie down for a few minutes--when he removed his shoes, blood was running from the bottom of his feet. To many--a medal. To him--his work. With the advent of good roads and the automobile, the country doctor began to fade into the background. Dr. Ramey received several offers to join the staffs of hospitals but preferred to remain with the people whom he loved and who needed him. He leaves a brilliant record as a physician of skill, gaining particular note as a diagnostician and in the field of obstetrics. In the hundreds of cases of this kind which he handled, not one mother was lost. Dr. Ramey had that unusual quality of being able to mix with all classes of people. He read widely and everyone who came in contact with him found him highly interesting. His loss will be felt keenly by all of those who knew him. He practiced his profession until the time of his death. His life stands emblazoned as an example of unselfishness and devotion to his fellowman. Perhaps his philosophy of life can best be summed up in his favorite poem and one which he wrote down from memory a few days before his death: PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY FEB 6 1936

 
REED, Asa J.
1936
Death Calls Asa J. Reed
Well Known Johnson County Man Dies At Home
Asa J. Reed, one of Johnson County’s most respected and well known citizens died at his home at Manila last week.  He had been in poor health for some time and his death was attributed to a heart attack.  He was the father of Rev. Millard Reed and one of the outstanding farmers of Johnson County.  At the time of his death, he was approximately 78 years old. He is survived by his widow and another son Frank Reed who made his home with his father. Dorothy Reed a daughter also makes her home with her parents. Two other daughters, Mrs. Milton Reed and Mrs. Proctor Van Hoose both of Johnson County also survives. Mr. Reed had been a devout member of the United Baptist Church at Fish Trap for many years.  He was one of the best known and most respected citizens of his section of Johnson County. Funeral services were held at the home and burial was in the family cemetery near Manila. His death is one of the several which came in Johnson County to make sad the Christmas season. His passing will leave a distinct vacancy in the life of his community and his many friends are joining with his family in mourning their loss. Asa J. Reed passed away suddenly December 25, 1935.  He had been in poor health for the past few years.  He was born December 5th 1854, age 81 years and 20 days. Uncle Asa was a devoted Christian being a member of the United Baptist Church for the past 45 years. He was married at the age of 30 years to Miss Elizabeth Gullett. He leaves to mourn their loss his devoted widow Mrs. Elizabeth Reed, Frank Reed, Rev. Lonza Reed, Mrs. Rose Van Hoose, Mr. Malta Reed and Dorothy Reed.  One brother John Reed, 13 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Foster Rigsby and Rev. Dennis Williams. Burial was made in the family cemetery near the home.  We extend our heart felt sympathy to the bereave family. Paintsville Herald Thursday 1-12-1936

 
SWIGERT, C. E.
1936
C. E. SWIGERT IS  CALLED BY DEATH
C. E. Swigert, known to his many friends as "Dad" died at his home in West Paintsville Saturday morning at 2 o'clock.  He had been in poor health for some time following a stroke of paralysis.  He later developed heart trouble which was the cause of his death.  He came here from West Virginia and was active in the development of the Johnson-Magoffin Oil field. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at his home and were in charge of the Paintsville Masons.  He is survived by his widow and two brothers and several children by a former marriage.  He was well known and popular in this section and his many friends will miss him greatly.  Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 1-30-1936

 
WOOD, Clarence Mitchel
1936
OCCUPANTS OF CAR ARE HELD
Mitchel Wood, Willie Pack Were on Call
Clarence Mitchel Wood, 25, an employee of the Cox Chevrolet Co., was instantly killed, and Willie Pack, 35, a partner in the International Truck Co., was fatally injured last Thursday night when they were struck by an automobile on the Mayo Trail near Cannel Coal Gap.  It is alleged that the car belonged to Hasca Conley of Johnson County and was being driven by Euhl Preston.  Elmer Price also of Johnson County was the other occupant of the car. All three of the occupants of the car were taken into custody by officers, and Preston was taken to the Paintsville Hospital where he is suffering from injuries which he received in the fatal crash. According to the story, both Mitchel Wood and Willie Pack had gone to the scene of the accident to give a service to a truck which had slipped over the bank.  They were working with a wrecker from the Cox Garage in an effort to haul the truck back on the road when they were hit.  It is also alleged that a man with a red lantern had been placed several hundred feet from the accident to warn approaching motorists. At the coroner’s inquest, it was found that the two men came to their deaths from wounds received when they were crushed between the car occupied by the other three men and the wrecker with which they were working.  It was also alleged that the three men were under the influence of liquor.  Conley and Price were given an examining trial before Magistrate Claude Buckinham, and Conley is being held to the grand jury under bond of $10,000 while Price’s bond was fixed at $1,000.  Preston who, it is alleged, was driving the car will be given an examining trial Tuesday of next week. Young Wood was dead when he was picked up, but Pack lived until Friday morning when he succumbed at 8:10 o’clock. Clarence Wood was the son of B. F. Woods; his mother preceded him in death in 1924. He was married to Ethel Pelphrey in 1933, and they had one child who died in 1935. He is survived by his widow, his father; one brother, Hansel Lee Wood, and one sister, Mrs. Tom Blair. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Freewill Baptist Church, and burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.  A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Young Wood was well known and popular.  He had been employed by the Cox Auto Parts and Chevrolet Company for several years and was an expert mechanic.  His family has the sympathy of the entire community. Willie Pack was 32 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pack of Williamsport.  He is survived by his parents, his wife and two children, Billy Lowell and Betty Delores.  Six brothers, Elbridge, Walter, Herbert, Gaylord, Dennis and Arnold Pack, and one sister, Golda Pack, also survive. He was associated with his brothers in the operation of the International Truck Company and Garage in Bridgeford.  He went with one of his company’s trucks to unload the damaged truck and was assisting in hauling the truck back to the road when the fatal accident occurred. Funeral services were held for him Sunday afternoon at the home of his parents in Williamsport. Burial followed in the family cemetery there. Both these young men were highly regarded in Paintsville and Johnson County.  They were popular with all who knew them, and their untimely deaths cast a pall of gloom over the entire community. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 23, 1936




FEBRUARY - 1936
BUNYARD, Logan
1936
Logan Bunyard Succumbs To Paralytic Stroke
Logan Bunyard, age about , of the Flat Gap section, died Monday at the Golden Rule Hospital following a stroke of paralysis suffered a few days previous. Mr. Bunyard was an employee of the Kentucky & West Virginia Gas Company, and was stationed at Allen, Ky., when he was stricken. He apparently recovered from the first stroke and after the second stroke he was removed to the local hospital where he died. Although a citizen of Flat Gap Mr. Bunyard and family had resided at Allen for some time. He had been an employee of the gas company for about thirteen years. He was known as one of Johnson County's best citizens. Besides his wife, Mrs. Loula Bunyard, he is survived by five children; also two brothers, Ray Bunyard of Detroit, Mich., and Frank Bunyard, of California; one sister Mrs. Will Jayne, of Ashland. Funeral and burial took place Wednesday at the old home place near Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald 02-27-1936 Thursday


CAIN, William T. Sr.
1936
Attourney W. T. Cain, Sr., Died Sunday Night
William T. Cain, Sr., 76 years old died at his home in Louisa, Sunday at midnight. Mr Cain had suffered a stroke nine days previously. Mr. Cain was a prominent attorney and was widely known throughout Eastern Kentucky where had practiced law. Born at Wytheville, Va., Mr. Cain moved to Lawrence County at the age of 16. A few years later he married Miss Sarah Copley and settled at the mouth of Rockcastle Creek in Martin County, where he taught school for eight years, then moved to Inez. He served two terms as County Superintendent of Schools of Martin County, studied law and then was elected county attourney in 1906 and had practiced law at Louisa until his death. For 25 years he had been a partner with T. S. Thompson of the law firm of Cain and Thompson. He was active at his office until February 7, when he was stricken. He was related to many people in the Big Sandy Valley. He was the father of W. T. Cain, Jr., of the Sipp Theatre and an uncle of the late Chas. A. Kirk of Paintsville. He was also a brother-in-law of the late Judge A. J. Kirk. Mr. Cain was prominent in church work and a member of the M. E. Church. He was also a member of the Masonic and I. O. O. F. lodges of Louisa. Following the death of his first wife in 1929, Mr. Cain later was married to Mrs. Mary L. Hartman who survives. Also surviving are six sons: James M. Cain of Huntington, W. Va., W. T. Cain, A. Russell Cain and A. V. Cain, all of Louisa, and Fred F. Cain, of   Ashville, N. C. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Louisa M. E. Church, Rev. J. W. Worthington in charge, assisted by Rev. H. B. Hewlett. Internment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery. A number of Paintsville relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial. Paintsville Herald 02-20-1936 Thursday


CAUDILL, Hayden
1936
The death angel has once more visited our neighborhood and has taken from us Uncle Haden Caudill, a beloved citizen, father, and husband.  He was a devout Christian, having been a member of the United Baptist Church since his youth.  Surviving are his wife Aunt Della Caudill, six children, Winnie, Warnie, Dorothy and Lilly Caudill caudill, Mrs. Bessie Burton, of Auxier and Mrs. Raymond Spradlin, of Denver, one brother Abe Caudill of Oil Springs and a host of relatives and friends. Paintsville Herald Thursday 2-28-1936


COPELAND, R. W.
1936
MINISTER DIES AT AGE OF 87
Rev. R.W. Copeland Passes at Hamburg, New York.
The following news item appeared in the Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News, Rev. Copeland was the father of Prof. H. F. Copeland a former teacher in the John C. Mayo Collage at  Paintsville, Ky. The Rev. Richard W. Copeland for nearly half a century an active Methodist pastor in the Genesee conference, died Tuesday in his home in Hamburg where he had lived a retired life for the last 18 years. Despite his advanced age of 87 Mr. Copeland had been ill only since Saturday, but he had suffered from blindness for three years. He was born in Clarendon in 1848, son of the late George M. and Laura Ann Sturgiss Copeland. His three brothers also entered the ministry and a sister became the bride of a pastor. Mr. Copeland attened the Lima Seminary and was a student there in 1872 when the theological school was transferred to Syracuse to become Syracuse University. Mr. Copeland was a member of the first class to be graduated from that University. He then attended Boston Theological seminary prior to entering the ministry. His first charge was in the Newark, N.J. conference where he married Kate Blizzard in 1876. The greater part of Mr. Copeland's long career in the Methodist church was spent in the Genesse conference where he served in Niagara Falls. Holley, Nunda, Rush, Victor, Lyndonville, Bergen, Clarence and Eden. Of his three children the only survivor is a son, Prof. Henry F. Copeland of Syracuse University. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the home, 290 Union Street and 2:30 o'clock in the Hamburg Methodist church. The Rev. Daniel R. Brox, pastor will preside at the services, and the Rev. Earl Shepard of Rochester and Charles R. Fletcher of Hamburg will speak. Paintsville Herald Thursday Febuary 20, 1936


HACKWORTH, Allie (Rice)
1936
Former Johnson County Woman Dies in Boyd
Mrs. Allie Rice Hackworth, 54, wife of N. H. Hackworth of Summit, Boyd county died at her home there last week after an illness of six months. She was born in Johnson county the daughter of Andrew and Cathryn Conley Rice, both natives of Johnson County. Funeral services were conducted from the Summit Baptist Church by Rev. Eli Williams Friday morning at ten o'clock.  Interment was at Rose Hill burial park. She leaves her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Woods of RFD 2 Ashland and Wanda at home; five sons, Herman and Homer of Ashland, and Joe, Allen and John at home; three brothers Fred Rice of Westwood, Millard of Beaver, Ky., and B. G. Rice of Garrett, Ky., two sisters, Mrs. N. P. Rice of Portsmouth, Ohio and Mrs. Arthur Trimble of Ivyton, Ky., and two grandchildren, Barbara Ann Woods and Hannah Lou Hackworth. Paintsville Herald Thursday February 13, 1936


LEMASTER, Elizabeth (Stapleton)
1936
DEATH CLAIMS AGED WOMAN
Mrs. Lemaster Died Suddenly at Kenwood Kenwood, Ky.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stapleton Lemaster of this place, died February 5, 1936,   She was 69 years of age. Mrs. Lemaster was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stapleton of Flat Gap.  She was suddenly stricken with apoplexy while helping with the week’s washing. She had eaten a hearty dinner and was in good health when stricken.  A physician was summoned. She lived only a few minutes after the doctor arrived. She joined the United Baptist Church early in life at Bethel.  After her marriage, she changed her membership from Bethel Church to Low Gap Church where she lived a Christian life.  She was married to Mr. W. H. LeMaster September 20, 1906, and to this union was born one son, Perry. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, one son Perry Lemaster, one granddaughter and six sisters, Mrs. Eddie McKenzie and Mrs. Verlineia Rice of Ohio; Mrs. Mary McKenzie of Minneapolis, Min.; Mrs. Sina Hitchcock of Denver; Mrs. Anna McKenzie of Fuget; Bill Stapleton of Flat Gap.  Two brothers, Harlan and Paris Stapleton of Flat Gap, and a host of other relatives and friends. Paintsville Herald Thursday February 13, 1936


LYON, James
1936
DEATH CLAIMS JAMES LYON
Well Known Red Bush Man Pneumonia Victim.
It is with deepest sorrow and regret we record the death of Jas. Lyon, which occurred at his home Saturday, February 29, 1936, following a week's illness of pneumonia. He was one of the community's best citizens and his friends were numbered by the acquaintance and the great respect and esteem by which he was held in the community was attested by the large crowd that attended his funeral which was held at his home Sunday, March 1, 1936, with Reverends Dudley Williams, Hodo Wallin, and Jiles Beculheimer in charge of the services. He leaves a wife and seven children, his aged father, four brothers and four sisters besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.  It was a sad parting from such a faithful companion and father, but they sorrow not as one that has no hope of seeing their loved ones in a better world than this for Jim ( as he was known by his relatives and friends) had chosen the better part and was converted in his youth and had lived a strictly religious life ever since and death found him ready to meet his "Maker" in peace and in the resurrection morn when the great command is given " awake ye and sling that sleep is the dust" we expect to meet the deceased brother, where all s well and sickness and suffering are not known. Paintsville Herald Thursday 3-5-1936


NEW, Thomas
1936
Reverend New Steps in Front of Moving Locomotive
Rev. Thomas New, age 66, of Torchlight, was struck and instantly killed by C&O local freight No. 87 at Wallbridge Station, three miles south of Louisa Saturday afternoon. Rev. New was walking on the passing track when the train approached him from the rear on the main line. At the sound of the whistle Rev. New is said to have stepped off the passing track and on to the main line in front of the locomotive. A coronerys jury called by Justice of the Peace Arnold Childers returned a verdict that the accident was unavoidable, and H. B. Lockwood, fireman on the train said that Rev. New stepped in front of the engine and that it was impossible to stop before running over him. Paintsville Herald Thursday February 6, 1936


PRICE, North J.
1936
N. J. PRICE DEATH CLAIMS AGED CITIZEN
N. J. Price, 81, Died Here Wednesday Afternoon.
N. J. Price, 81 years of age died at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Gamboe, on upper Main street.  The aged man had been ill for the past year but had been confined to his room for the past month, and his death, although expected came as a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Price had spent his entire life in Paintsville where he was known and respected as one of the county's best citizens.  Most of his younger days were spent as a clerk on Big Sandy River packet poats plying between Catlettsburg and Pikeville.  Later he was connected with his brother-in-law, Capt. C. V. Meek in the operation of a steamboat line on the Big Sandy.  Later he engaged in the produce business until he retired from active life. "North" Price, as he was familiarly known, was a member of one of the most prominent families of Eastern Kentucky and was the last surviving member of a family of ten children, three girls and seven boys.  Among the many prominent people to whom he was related are Mrs. Alice Mayo of Ashland and Miss Ora May Preston of Paintsville, both of whom were his neices. His father and mother were among the old pioneers of the Big Sandy Valley. His father, Andrew Jackson Price, was a prominent Baptist minister of his day, and his mother, Mrs. Jemima (Osborn) Price, conducted a hotel in Paintsville for many years after the death of her husband. Mr. Price was twice married.  By his first marriage he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nevada Pendleton, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mrs. Clara Walls of Montana.  By his second marriage he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Gamboe of Paintsville with whom he made his home. Mrs. Pendleton and Mrs. Gamboe were present when the end came, but Mrs Walls was unable to get here because of the bad condition of the roads. Funeral arrangements have not been fully completed, but funeral services well be held Saturday with burial in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 2-2-1936


SEXTON, Viola (Kuck)
1936
FORMER PAINTSVILLE WOMAN DIES AFTER OPERATION.
Mrs. Viola Kuck Sexton, 34 years old, died at the Methodist Hospital at 11 p.m. Sunday following an operation. She was the wife of E. E. Sexton who operated a garage in Paintsville until a year ago when where they established Pikeville Sales Service.  The family resided in Paintsville five years and have many friends here. The body was taken to Columbus, Ohio, where funeral services were to be held. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son by a former marriage, James Calvin Kent; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Kuck, Columbus, and four sisters, Mrs. Louise Rice, Springfield, Ohio.  Mrs. Clara Hannah, Florida; Mrs. Edna Griebling, Galion, Ohio, and Mrs. Ruth Mayer, Columbus. Paintsville Herald February 20, 1936


WARD, Louise E. (Meade)
1936
Mrs. C. C. Ward Heart Victim Well Known Paintsville Woman Died February 27.
Mrs. C. C. Ward, age 60, one of Paintsville's prominent women, died suddenly at her home in Stafford Addition, last Thursday, February 27, at 9 o'clock, from a heart attack.  Though her health had not been good for several years because of heart trouble, her death was unexpected and came as a shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Ward had suffered several heart attacks before but when the last one came all that could be done was to no avail, and with an expression of calm peace, she passed into the Great Beyond. Because of a son in Washington, D. C., and another in New York, the furneral was postponed until Tuesday, March 3, so they could attend the funeral. Funeral and burial services were held at Williamsport, the old home place of the Ward family at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday with Reverend J. W. Butcher, Reverand Winfrey Week and Reverand L. T. Preston, of the United Baptist Church in charge. Funeral arrangements and burial in charge of the undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company. The large crowd and beautiful floral offerings and other tokens of sympathy and respect attested the high esteem in which Mrs. Ward was held. The following family paper was read at the funeral: Louise Elisabeth Meade Ward, daughter of T.J. and Lucretia Paintsville Herald Thursday 3 -5-1936




MARCH - 1936
AUXIER, George N.
1936
BIG SANDIAN DIES IN WEST
George N Auxier, 75, Passes in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
George N. Auxier, age 75, died at the home of his nephew, M. B. Auxier, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 3, according to news reaching relatives here. He had been an  invalid for several years, death resulting from a sudden heart attack. Mr. Auxier was a native of the Big Sandy Valley and a member of the Auxier family. He was a son of George W Auxier and was born at Block House Bottom,  near East Point. When quite young the family moved to Nebraska when the State was young and homesteaded, later moving to Missouri and then Oklahoma. Mr. Auxier took up a homestead in Indian Territory in 1895, but later  purchased a farm in Arkansas which he operated until a few years ago. He was  a Mason and quite wealthy. George N Auxier was cousin of Jas. W Auxier of Paintsville and leaves many  relatives in the big Sandy Valley. Burial in Tulsa Oklahoma. Survivors are Misses Edna and Anna Auxier of Tulsa; Mrs. Ruth Covey, Fayetteville, Ark.; Mrs. Faye Brandon, Big Springs, Texas, and Mrs. Howard Humphrey, of Houston Texas. Also his sisters, Mrs. Carrie Young of Harris, Missouri, and Mrs. Rebekah Barbee of Portland Oregon. Paintsville Herald  3-12-1936

 
AUXIER, Richard
1936
Richard (Dick) Auxier, age 59, died at his home March 27.
Funeral rites were held at his home Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The services were in charge of Rev. C.S. Honeycutt, pastor of the Christian Church. Mr. Auxier died following a stroke of paralysis. His condition became worse about three weeks ago. He was one of the well known men in this section and had many friends. There was a large crowd present at the funeral and burial and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters ans one son, Mrs. Fred Harris, Middlesboro, KY; Mrs. Mile Preston, West Van Lear, KY; Lorraine Auxier at home and Polk Auxies of East Point, KY; nine grandchildren and one brother, Robert (Bob) Auxier, besides a host of friends and relatives. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Block house bottom. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 4-2-1936

 
BUTLER, James Preston
1936
Well Known County Man Succumbs To Kidney Trouble
James Preston Butler, age 72, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Preston of Paintsville, Tuesday, after a short illness from kidney trouble. Mr. Butler resided on his farm on Little Mud Lick and was stricken while visiting his daughter. Mr. Butler was one of the best known men of Johnson County and was known as one of the best citizens. He was a member of a prominent family and was a son of the late George W. Butler. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and had lived a consecrated Christian life. His wife, Mary Minnie (Wheeler) Butler died April 24, 1933. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the family cemetery on Little Mud Lick. The Paintsville Furniture Company had charge of the funeral arrangments. He is survived by four sisters, Julia Hickman, Lydia Meade, Ella Butler and Lula Meade, and one brother Gus Butler. He is also survived by the following children, Mrs. G. B. Hayes, Catlettsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Lloyd Preston and Thomas Butler of Paintsville; Lonnie Butler, Staffordsville; Malta Jane, Elizabeth and Fannie Louise Butler, all at home; he also has seven grandchildren and one grand child, and many friends and relatives. Paintsville Herald 03-05-1936 Thursday
 
OBITUARY-2
 James Preston Butler was born December 21, 1863, and departed this life March 3, 1936, aged 72 years, 2 months and 12 days. He was the so of George W. and Atha Jane Butler, who departed this life several years ago. He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. C. M. Lemaster, Mrs. Wm. McKenzie, Mrs. Fred Meade, Mrs. Julia Hickman, Ella Butler and one brother, Gus Butler; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Witten, Coonie Butler, and one brother Robert Butler, preceded him in death. Early in life he was married to Mary Minnie Wheeler, who departed this life April 24, 1932. To this union were born eight children, Robert Earle Butler, deceased, Mrs. G. B. Hayes, Catlettsburg, Ky.; Mrs. Lloyd Preston and Thos. Butler, of Paintsville; Lonnie Butler, Staffordsville, and Malta, Elizabeth and Louise Butler at home. He has seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, and a host of friends and relatives who mourn their loss. He was converted while a young man and it is well known that he lived a devoted Christian life. He was always a faithful husband and father. His chief interests in were his family and friends and serving the Lord. He was a regular attendant at religious services' and by both word and deed portrayed the life of his Savior. To friend and stranger he never failed to speak of the many blessings which God had showered upon him. And the Lord and his worshippers here upon earth have lost a faithful servant. But his good works will live after him. The heartbreaks and sorrow which are evident because of his passing are cause for rejoicing with the angels. In his departing his children have lost a loving and devoted father, the community has lost a good neighbor, and the County and State a good citizen. Hes passing will be felt by all those who knew him. But the fact is known that his life here on earth was the beginning of the better and eternal life over yonder. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Paintsville Herald 03-19-1936 Thursday
 
NOTE: According to state archive records 
Mary Minnie (Wheeler) Butler died April 24, 1933, so the first obit for James Preston is more than likely correct and an error has been made in the second obit.
 
CASTLE, Mrs. Frank
1936
MRS. CASTLE Nippa Woman Succumbs to Tuberculosis
Mrs. Frank Castle, age 84, died at her home on the Mayo Trail near Nippa postoffice last Monday morning.  Mrs. Castle had been ill for several months.  Her death was attributed to tuberculosis. Mrs. Castle was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband and one child, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the home with ministers of the Freewill Baptist Church in charge. Burial was in the family cemetery at the Mouth of Rush. The undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company had charge of the funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald News Thursday 3-5-1936

 
CAUDILL, Matilda (Daniel)
1936
MRS. CAUDILL DIES MARCH 31
Well Know County Woman Succumbs at New Boston
Johnson County relatives have received news of the death of Mrs. Matilda Caudill, who passed away at her home at 3728 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston, Ohio, March 31, following an illness of six months. Mrs. Caudill was a former resident of this county and was born at Mingo March 8, 1875. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church at Mingo for the past 42 years. She is survived by her husband and four children, John Caudill, Milford, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Newsome, Highbend, Ohio; Mrs.Homer Lewis, New Boston, Ohio, and Elmon at home. She is also survived by a brother, Grant Daniel, of Chandlerville, Ky., and two half brothers, E.L. Daniel, of Chandlerville, and Willie Daniel, of Charley, Ky.; two half sisters, Mrs. J.N. Stambaugh of Paintsville and Mrs. H.B. Stambaugh of Charley. Funeral services were held Friday from the Ohio Avenue Christian Church, of New Boston, Ohio, with Rev. Alonzo Wright in charge. Burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Wheelersburg, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 9, 1936

 
CORDER, Ernest
1936
Died March 15th, 1936
Earnest Corder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Corder, of West Van Lear. On March 20th, Rev. Donald P. DeHart preached the funeral sermon, at the West Van Lear Baptist Church to a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. After which the remains were laid to rest on his brothr D. M. Corder's farm at West Van Lear. He leaves to mourn their loss his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Corder, the following brothers: D. M., Bert, Elijah and Jack and one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a carpenter by trade and for the past several years was in the employee of T. W. Jarvis, carpenter foreman of the C. and O. Railway. His demise was caused by ptomaine poison from eating canned meat at Richardson, Ky. He was held in high esteem by his fellow workmen all of whom came to see him, bringing beautiful gifts of flowers. Saturday and Sunday were regular Church days at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Rev. Rhodes Preston of Thealka Roscoe LeMaster of Hager Hill and Leonard Arrowood of West Van Lear were in the pulpit. Rev. DeHart has resigned as pastor of Van Lear and West Van Lear Baptist Churches and accepted the pastorate of the Silver Grove Baptist Church at Silver Grove, Ky. He entered upon his duties there Saturday. Deacon R. L. Mays preached at the Baptist Church Sunday night. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY APRIL 2 1936

 
DANIEL, Betsy (Helton)
1936
MINGO WOMAN AGE 90, IS DEAD
BETSY DANIEL DIED AT HOME OF SON, SUNDAY.
Betsy Daniel, one of the oldest citizens of Johnson County, died Sunday night at the home of her son, John L. Daniel, at Mingo. She had been in failing health for several months and her death was due to infirmities of advanced age. "Aunt Betsy", as she was familiarly known to her neighbors, was one of the oldest citizens of the county, lacking only a few days of having reached her 90th birthday. She was a faithful Christian and had been a faithful member of the united Baptist Church since early womanhood. She was the widow of the late George W. Daniel who served as Jailer of Johnson County for two consevutive terms during the 90's.  Her husband preceded her in death fifteen years ago. The passing of "Aunt Betsy" will bring a tinge of sadness, not alone to the members of her immediate family, but to a large number of friends who knew her for her many kindly Christian traits. She is survived by the following children: Milroy, Lon and John L. Daniel, all of mingo, and Jeff Daniel, of Nippa, KY; also one daughter, Mrs. Frank M. Preston of Paintsville. Surviving are also thirty-six gandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren and five living sisters, all of whom are more than 70 years of age. Funeral was held at the home of John L. Daniel, Monday, with burial in the family cemetery on Bakers Branch. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial. NOTE:  George Washington Daniel b ca 1847; d ca 1921 Elizabeth "Betsy" Helton Children:  Milroy F. Daniel John Logan Daniel Jefferson Daniel Julia Daniel Joseph Daniel Charles 'Charles' Daniel Alonzo "Lon" Daniel Paintsville Herald March 1936

 
DANIEL, Robie
1936
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF SHOT GUN DISEMBOWELS BOY
Robie Daniel, age 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniel, of Sitka, was fatally shot one day last week, when a shot gun he was carrying was accidentally discharged.  The youth had gone to a corn field to watch for ground hogs and was standing upon a large stump.  The gun was standing by his side with the butt end resting upon the stump.  In some way the gun slipped off the stump which discharged the shell.  The entire load entered the boy's abdomen, practically disemboweling him. The wounded youth was rushed to the Golden Rule Hospital but when he arrived at the hospital he was in a dying condition.  He was returned to his home and died within a few hours. The youth was known as a splendid young man and much sympathy is felt for his aged parents. Besides his father and mother, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Wilburt Daniel, Mrs. Alice Music, of River, KY.; Mrs. Mitchell Preston, River; Miss Myrtle, Arlie Daniel, Lora Rethel Daniel, and a brother Ernest Daniel who died six months ago, in addition to a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Millard Vanhoose and Rev. Bascom Vanhoose. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY MARCH 1936 NOTE:  parents are Frank Daniel and Mahala Scarberry g-parents James Daniel and Rebecca Hall

 
DAVIDSON, J.P.M.
1936
J. P. M. DAVIDSON IS CALLED BY DEATH
J. P. M. Davidson, 85 years old of Prestonsburg, died Sunday in the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of some time. Funeral services were held in Prestonsburg tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his son, Dr. A. J. Davidson. Mr. Davidson was the grandfather of Roger Womack of Paintsville and a widely known resident of this section of Kentucky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY MARCH 1936

 
DAVIS, W.R.
1936
W. R. DAVIS DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
W. R. Davis, age about 60, died at his home in East Paintsville Wednesday night.  He had been in ill health for several months and recently suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Davis was one of the best known men of this section and for many years was store manager of the North-East Coal Company at Thealka. Funeral arrangements had not been announced at the time The Herald went to press.  A more detailed account of the death and funeral will be given next week. Paintsville Herald Thursday March 12, 1936 HEART DROPSY FATAL TO WELL KNOWN MAN. Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Missionary Baptist Church for W. R. Davis who died at his home in Paintsville March 12.  The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Hilliker.  He was 58 years old. He had been in ill health for more than a year a sufferer from asthama and heart dropsy.  His condition became worse about one month previous to his death and he died suddenly last Thursday morning. The family had planned a family reunion for Mr. Davis’ birthday on Saturday before his death. Mr. Davis was one of the best known men in this section and had many friends.  The esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the large crowd present at the funeral and burial and the many beautiful floral offerings. Besides his widow he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. James L. Clay, Paintsille; Mrs. Jno. W. Turner, Lexington; Mrs. Martin Leete, Jr., Prestonsburg, and Miss Wilma Davis of Paintsville. Two sisters, Mrs. T. G. Blari and Mrs. Onie Burns, both of Dayton, Ohio, also survive. A number of out of town people attended the funeral and burial. Burial was made in the family lot in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday March 19, 1936

 
KIRK, Matthew
1936
Matthew Kirk, age 60, of Kermit, W. Va. Died at a Williamson hospital last Thursday March 5, 1936, after a few days illness. Mr. Kirk had been in ill health for some time and had been subject to fainting attacks.  He had taken a gasoline lantern in the cellar of his home to get some object.  He became ill while in the cellar and fell upon the lantern, receiving burns from which he died a few days later. Mr. Kirk was a son of the late W. R. Kirk and was one of the best citizens of that section.  He was a native of Martin County. He was a brother of the late Cilas A. Kirk of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday with burial in the family cemetery on the home farm. He is survived by his wife and several children.  Also three brothers, James, McKinley, and Mart, Kirk, and one sister, Mrs. Hessie Simpson? , all of Kermit. Paintsville Herald Thursday 3-12-1936

 
PHILLIS, Margaret (Waring)
1936 DEATH CALLS MRS. PHILLIS
Mother of Paintsville Man Dies Suddenly At Jenkins
Mrs. Margaret Waring Phillis, formerly of Van Lear, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Gunning at Jenkins, Saturday, March 7 1936. She had only been ill since the Thursday before and her death was wholly unexpected by the family. A heart attack proved fatal. Mrs. Phillis was a devout Christian and church member. Early in life she joined the M.E. Church, South. Her noble Christian character and lovable personality made for her many friends wherever she was known. Her beautiful and useful chapter of life was closed at the age of 70 years. Mrs. Phillis is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Gunning, of Jenkins, Ky., Mrs. Robert Gunning, of Van Lear, Ky., two sons, Arthur W. Phillis of Paintsville, and H. R. Phillis, Piqua, Ohio. Also one brother, Rev. E. T. Waring, of Toledo, Ohio. The many beautiful floral pieces were expressions of love for her who had gone and the bereaved family who had formerly made their home near Greenup, Ky., was extended every imaginable gesture of sympathy. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock, at Greenup, from the Stapp Funeral Home with the pastor of the M.E. Church, South, conducting the services. Interment was made at the old Waring Cemetery at Lynn, near Greenup. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY MARCH 12 1936

 
PRESTON, Vina
1936
AGED MEALLY WOMAN A VICTIM OF PARALYSIS
Mrs. Vina Preston, age 88 years, died at thie home of her daughter, Mrs. W. K. Arrowood, on Buffalo Creek, near Meally postoffice, Thursday, March 5, following a stroke of paralysis. She was the widow of the late W. W. Preston who preceded her in death, 12 years ago. Since, that time she has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Arrowood. Although she had been a sufferer from lumbago for the past three years, she had been able to go about the house and to attend church. One week before her death she was stricken with paralysis from which she never recovered. "Aunt Vina," as she was known to her friends, was converted and joined the United Baptist Church at the age of 32 and lived a devoted Christian life for 66 years. She was a devoted mother. She lived a useful Christian life, helping others and trying to encourage them to live a better life. She was an inspiration to the younger generation, ever seeking to establish a higher morale in the lives of those about her. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Guy W. Preston, Rev. Fred Preston and Rev. Elzie Banks. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Buffalo. The Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company had charge of the funeral and burial services. Mrs. Preston is survived by the following children: Mrs. W. K. Arrowood and Mrs. N. Price, of Meally; Mrs. S. L. Williamson of Stidham; also one sister, Mrs. Clysta Preston of Meally. Twenty-four grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren also survive. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday 3-12-1936

 
ROWLAND, Creed 1936 DEATH CLAIMS CREED ROWLAND Ophir, Ky.-Creed Rowland, 63 years old, died at his home here Sunday night, March 22.  He had been ill for several months and had been treated by different physicians. Mr. Rowland was never married and lived with his two sister at the old home place where he was reared.  He was a good citizen and lived a quiet and peaceful life. Surviving are three brothers, Joe Rowland of Fuget; Richard Rowland of Paintsville, and J. D. Rowland of this place.  Also three sisters, Miss Polly Rowland and Mrs. Margaret Weaver of this place, and Mrs. Ann Cantrill who lives in Ohio. Services were held at the home with Rev. Donald E. Webb in charge. Burial near the home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 2, 1936

 
SLONE, Charles
1936
Charles Slone, age 48 of Winifred, this county died instantly Saturday from the effects of a bullet from a small rifle which he fired through his forehead. Mr. Slone had been in ill health for some time suffering from a nervous breakdown. He had always been known as one of the county’s very best citizens.  His home life was ideal with no domestic trouble to mar his happiness.  It is believed that he became mentally unbalanced and in a fit of despondency fired the fatal shot. Mr. Slone was a member of one of Johnson County’s oldest and best families.  His death was a shock to his family and neighbors.  He was a cousin of W. H. Slone of Paintsville. He is survived by a wife and three children. Paintsville Herald Thursday 3-19-1936




APRIL - 1936
BOYD, George W.
1936
George W. Boyd Aged White House Man Died Wednesday Morning
George W. Boyd, age 82, died Wednesday morning at his home at White House, following a stroke of paralysis.  He lived only a few hours after he was stricken.  Mr. Boyd was one of the county's oldest and best citizens.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife preceded him in death 4 years ago. Mr. Boyd was related to a large number of Johnson County people.  He was a brother-in-law to Dr. D. H. Daniel of Paintsville. He is survived by two sons, Mastin Boyd and Jesse Boyd, of White House, and one step-son Herschell Boyd, of Tomahawk, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday.  Burial in the family cemetery near White House. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 9, 1936

 
BOYD, Juda (Meek)
1936
Death Claims Mrs. W. S. Boyd Paintsville
Woman Succumbs After Long Illness
Mrs. Juda Boyd, age 69, died at her home in Bridgford last Friday, April 17, following an illness of several years duration. Mrs. Boyd was one of Paintsville's best known Christian women.  She was converted to the Christian religion and joined the United Baptist Church 53 years ago and had been a consecrated member of that church since that time. Before her marriage to Sherman Boyd on November 2, 1886, she was Miss Juda Meek, daughter of William and Sarah Meek.  She was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of the Big Sandy Valley and her passing brings grief to numerous friends and relatives thruout this section. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom have preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, and four children, Mrs. J. K. Butcher, G.V. Boyd, Bryan Boyd, and Croker Boyd, all of Paintsville; four brothers, Zephaniah Meek, Catlettsburg, Ky.; Shade Meek, Fullerton, Ky., Robert Meek, and Isaac Meek, Offutt.  Also one sister, Mrs. Rosie Robinson of Martin, Ky., and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the home in Bridgford in charge of Rev. W. I. Canter, pastor of the Mayo Memorial Church, and assisted by Revs. F. S. VanHoose, J. W. Butcher, H. B. Hewlett of Louisa and H. B. Conley. Burial in the Preston Cemetery in East Paintsville. A large crowd attended the funeral and burial which was in charge of the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 23, 1936


BUTLER, Clyde
1936
BUTLER RITES HELD MONDAY FORMER PAINTSVILLE MAN DIED AT LEXINGTON FRIDAY
Funeral services were held Monday at the First M. E. Church of Paintsville for Clyde Butler, age about 35 , who died at Lexington Friday. The body was shipped to Paintsville where it was prepared for buriel,  by the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Services were in charge of the pastor Rev. O. J. Polley. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral. Mr. Butler was a former citizen of Paintsville, and a son of Mr. And Mrs. Garfield Butler, both of whom are dead. Mr. Butler was a deaf mute and was a graduate of the Danville College for the deaf. He had spent his entire life in Paintsville until about three years ago when he to Inez and was married to a Miss Preece. He worked as a baker in Paintsville for a number of years. About a year ago he lost his health and since that time has been in a sanitarium in Lexington where he died. He is survived by his widow and two sisters, Mrs. Sydney Cornell, and Mrs. Wm. Klickey, of Southgate, Ky.and a brother Russell Butler, of Cincinnati,  Ohio Burial in the family lot in the old Paintsville cemetery. PAINTSVILLE  HERALD THURSDAY APRIL 23, 1936

 
CORDER, Charles B.
1936
Death Claims C. B. Corder
Charles B. Corder, age 74, died Monday evening at his home at West Van Lear after an illness of several months. Mr. Corder was known as a good citizen and had many friends. He was born in Virginia but has been a resident of this section since the development of the coal fields. Funeral was held at West Van Lear at 10 o'clock Wednesday in charge of Rev. Honeycutt. Burial at Van Lear. The Paintsville Furniture Company had charge of the funeral and burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY APRIL 16 1936

 
DANIEL, Irvin Eugene
1936
PNEUMONIA FATAL TO MINGO CHILD
Irvin Eugene Daniel, the 11 months old son of mr. and Mrs. Irvin Daniel of mingo, died at the Paintsville Hospital Sunday night after two weeks of illness from pnewumonia. Funeral services were held at the home at Mingo, Monday afternoon by Rev. Guy W. Preston of Paintsville. Burial was in the family cemetery in charge of Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company.PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursaday 4-30-1936 NOTE:  Mingo in now known as Tutor Key.


GULLETT, Henry
1936
Collista Man Died in Ohio
Henry Gullett Passes At Cincinnati Hospital April 20
Henry Gullett, age 67, formerly of Collista, this county, died in a Cincinnati hospital April 20 following an illness of three days. Mr. Gullett suffered a stroke on April 17 while visiting his son Curtis Gullett of Cincinnati. He had been in good health until stricken. Three children, Curtis Gullett, Cincinnati, Earl Gullett, Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Don Stephens, of Columbus, OH, were at his bedside when the end came. Mr. Gullett was known as a good citizen and had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since early manhood and had lived a Christian life until his death. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Alex Rice, Collista, KY; Mrs. Oscar Wikoff, Portsmouth, OH; Mrs. Don Stephens, Columbus, OH; Curtis Gullett, Cincinnati, and Earl Gullett, Detroit, MI. Also, three sisters, Mrs. Levi Conley, Orient, OH; Mrs. John Patrick, Ashland, KY; Mrs. Ben Perkins, Salyersville, and one brother, Fred Gullett, of Salyersville. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends in the Johnson and Magoffin counties. Short funeral services were held at the Harold B. Barrare Funeral Home at Cincinnati on Tuesday evening, April 21. The body was then shipped to Salyersville on Thursday, April 23, and burial was made in Blue Grass Cemetery, in charge of Patrick and Prater, undertakes of Salyersville. Those attending the funeral and burial from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Don Stephens, of Columbus, OH; Mrs. And Mrs. Oscar Wikoff and children, Portsmouth, OH; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rice, Collista, KY; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gullett and son of Cincinnati, OH; Earl Gullett, Detroit, MI; Misses Neva and Audra Conley, Columbus, OH; D. Stephens, Portsmouth, OH: Charles Jordan, Cincinnati, OH; Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, Paintsville; Alex Anderson and son Eugene, McCombs, KY. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY MAY 7, 1936

 
HAMILTON, Franklin
1936
DEATH CLAIMS KEATON MAN
Father of Paintsville Man Died Tuesday, April 21, 1936 Keaton, Ky.,
This community was shocked because of the death of Franklin Hamilton, which occurred at his home here Tuesday April 21, 1936.  Mr. Hamilton had been in poor health for sometime. Mr. Hamilton was not only one of the best citizens of the Keaton section, but one of the best citizens of the entire county.   He had lived a devoted Christian life for many years and his passing brings grief, not alone to his own immediate family, but to many friends who knew him best. Several children including Orville Hamilton, principal of the Paintsville city schools, survive him.  His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Rev. Phillip Skaggs and Rev. Tommy Bailey were in charge of the funeral services, which were held at the home. Burial in the family cemetery near the home. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-30-1936

 
HITCHCOCK, Lige
1936
Oil Springs Man Passes
Lige Hitchcock Succumbs a Victim of Dropsy
Lige Hitchcock, age 68 died Tuesday at Oil Springs following a years illness from dropsy. Mr. Hitchcock was well known throughout the county and a highly respected citizen. His death will be regretted by a large number of relatives and friends. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Besides his widow, he is survived by the following children: Estill Hitchcock, Oil Springs; Haskell Hitchcock, Inez, Ky.; Robert Hitchcock, a student at Berea College; Grady Hitchcock, Oil Springs; Mrs, Monnie Ratliff, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mrs. Kathleen LeMaster, Oil Springs. He is also survived by one brother, Caleb Hitchcock, Volga, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Minerva LeMaster of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday morning at 10 O'clock in charge of the minister of the United Baptist Church. Burial in the family cemetery near the home. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial. Funeral and burial were under the direction of the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Note: Painstville Herald, Thursday, April 23, 1936

 
JAYNE, Joe
1936
JAYNE RITES HELD SUNDAY
Large Crowds Attend Funeral of Gun Victim
Funeral services were held Sunday for Joe Jayne at Old Union Church at Staffordsville.  One of the largest crowds ever seen at a funeral was present for the funeral and burial.  Services were in charge of Rev. F. F. Rigsby, Rev. Winfrey Meek and other ministers of the United Baptist Church. Jayne was fatally shot at Paintsville Saturday, April 4, 1936, by Harry Adams, ex- Sheriff of Johnson County, and died at the Golden Rule Hospital on Saturday, April 11, one week after the shooting.  Before his death Jayne professed faith in the Christian religion and was converted. He told members of the family he did not fear death and was ready to go. Mr. Jayne is survived by his father and mother, several brothers and sisters, a wife and a number of children. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Mountain Furniture Company. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 16, 1936

 
JOHNSON, Enola (Baldwin)
1936 Mrs.
Johnson Died Friday
Former Paintsville Woman Buried Here Sunday
Mrs. John Johnson, age 58, died at her home at Ashland, Friday, April 24, after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Johnson was former Miss Enola Baldwin, daughter of George and Rhoda (Dixon) Baldwin, and spent the greater part of her life in Paintsville where she had many friends.  Mrs. Johnson was a good Christian woman having joined the M. E. Church in Paintsville when a young girl, and was known for her generous and kind nature. The body was brought here for burial.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the home of her brother, Fred Baldwin on Mill Branch Road, in charge of Rev. O. J. Polley, pastor of the First M. E. Church. Burial was on the farm of Mr. Baldwin in charge of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Besides her husband, John Johnson, she is survived by two brothers, John and Fred Baldwin, of Paintsville, and one adopted son, Stanley Miller, of the U. S. Navy. Also an aunt, Mrs. Mary Taylor, and an uncle, John Dixon, both of Paintsville, survive. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-30-1936

 
MCKENZIE, Daniel
1936
Flat Gap Man Died Monday
News was received here this week of the death of Daniel McKenzie, aged and respected citizen of the Flat Gap section.  Mr. McKenzie was one of the county's best citizens and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his passing. He was the father of Bert McKenzie, an employee of the Kentucky & West Virginia Gas Company at Paintsville. The Mountain Furniture Company had charge of the burial. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 16, 1936

 
PRESTON, Richard "Dick"
1936
DEATH CLAIMS OFFUTT MAN
Richard (Dick) Preston Died Suddenly Monday Night
Richard (Dick) Preston, age 38, died suddenly Monday night at his home at Offutt. Mr Preston had been complaining of feeling bad on Sunday. Monday night he suddenly became worse and died before a doctor could be summoned. Mr. Preston was a World War veteran and was well known. He was a son of the late Lafe Preston. Besides his widow he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sine Gilkerson of Paintsville in addition to many other relatives in the county. Funeral services and burial held at Offutt Wednesday in charge of the Paintsville Furniture Company. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday 4-16-1936

 
RICE, Martin N.
1936
Martin N. Rice, 80 years of age, died Saturday, April 4, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zoia Ratliff, at Portsmouth, Ohio.  Mr. Rice had been a life-long citizen of Johnson County, but due to ill health recently moved to Portsmouth to be cared for by his daughter. He was a member of one of Johnson County’s largest and most prominent families.  He was a son of Harrison Rice and grandson of Martin R. Rice, one of the pioneer settlers of the Jennies Creek section of the county. The body was prepared for burial at Portsmouth and brought to Johnson County for burial on the Rice farm on Middle Fork of Jennies Creek.  Funeral services will be conducted at a date to be set by the family. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Zoia Ratliff, of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mrs. Margia Ratliff, of New Boston, Ohio.  Also one son, Warnie E. Rice, of Greenwich, Ohio; one brother, Patrick G. Rice, of Garrison, Ky.; two sisters Mrs. Abe Fitzpatrick, of Middle Fork and Mrs. Clark May, of Salyersville.  He leaves 18 grandchildren and 36 great- grandchildren. Mr. Rice was one of the county’s best citizens. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 9, 1936

 
SCARBERRY, George B.
1936
Former Citizen Dies at Beaver Valley, O.
George B. Scarberry, age about 58 years, died Saturday at his home at Beaver Valley, Ohio, after several mouths illness from dropsy. Mr. Scarberry is a former citizen of Johnson County where he was well known and respected. The remains were brought back to his old home at Nippa, this county, where funeral and burial took place Monday. He is survived by his widow and several children. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 9, 1936

 
STONE, Ira T.
1936
IRA T. STONE DIED FRIDAY
Father of Paintsville Man Passes After Year’s Illness.
Ira T. Stone, 78 years old, died at his home at Oil Springs Friday, April 10, 1936. Mr. Stone had been in ill health for more that a year.  He had been seriously ill for more that a year. He had been seriously ill for the past two months, and his death although expected, was a shock to his family. Mr. Stone was born in Scott County, Virginia, but came to this county when a young man and has long been known as one of our best and most industrious citizens.  He was engaged in the timber business, which he continued until his retirement because of advanced age. He was the father of Ollie Stone of Paintsville. Besides his widow, Mrs. Susan (Meade) Stone, he is survived by seven children, one son and six daughters as follows:  Mrs. Clint Salyer, Friendship, Ohio; Mrs. Ben Patrick, Oil Springs; Mrs. Graham Harris, Okanogan, Wash.; Mrs. F. A. Day, Middletown, O.; Mrs. Oscar Salyers, Washington C. H., Ohio; Mrs. Orville Blanton, Oil Springs, and Ollie Stone of Paintsville. All the children were present at the funeral and burial except Mrs. Graham Harris and Mrs. F. A. Day. Funeral services were held Saturday at the home in charge of Rev. Nolan Scott.  Burial followed in the family cemetery on the home farm. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-16-1936

 
TAYLOR, Estelle (Barnette)
1936
MRS. TAYLOR CRASH VICTIM
MARTIN WOMAN FATALLY INJURED AT TUCSON, ARIZONA
Mrs. Demra Taylor, of Martin, Ky., but formerly of Paintsville was fatally injured in an automobile accident Monday at Tucson, Arizona, it was learned here this week. Full particulars concerning the accident are lacking. Mr. Taylor, an employe of the C. & O. Railway at Martin, left immediately for Arizona on receipt of the news. Mrs. Taylor was well known in Paintsville where she has many friends.  She will be remembered as Miss Estelle Barnette, who served for a number of years as Superintendent of Nurses at the Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Taylor had been spending the winter in Arizona. Funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 at Somerset, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 9, 1936

 
WEBB, Gordon
1936
Gordon Webb Found Dead
Paintsville Man Victim of Heart Attack, Belief.
Gordon Webb, age 34, of Paintsville, was found dead about noon last Sunday in Stafford Addition.  The body was found lying in a small ravine where he had apparently pitched, where it is believed he was seized with a heart attack.  The position of the body when found indicated that he had died instantly.  He was lying face downward with his hands in his pockets. He had failed to return home Saturday night and his family becoming alarmed, instituted a search, which resulted in the finding of his body. Dr. J H. Holbrook who examined the body said that Mr. Webb had died about nine o'clock Saturday night and that death was apparently due to a sudden attack.  Mr. Webb had suffered an attack of infantile paralysis in infancy and had always been in delicate health. "Gordie," as he was familiarly known was a general favorite with the people of Paintsville and was liked by all classes of people.  His untimely death will be regretted, not only by his immediate family but by all who knew him best. He was born March 5, 1902, and had spent his entire life in Paintsville.  He was never married. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, and was baptized by Rev. C. A. Slaughter in 1910. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers Sidney and Robert Webb of Paintsville, and Lynn Preston Webb, who is in the U. S. Army stationed at Fort Thomas, Ky.  Also one sister, Mrs. Robert Sitwzer, of Trimble, Tenn. Funeral services were held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Webb on Main street, Tuesday at 2:00 p. m., in charge of Rev. F. S. VanHoose and Rev. W. I. Canter. Burial in the family lot in the Preston Cemetery. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral and burial.  Funeral arrangements in charge of the Paintsville Furniture Co. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR.23 1936

 
WHEELER, M. L.
1936
Oil Springs Man Instantly Killed in West Va.
M.L. Wheeler age about 45, of Oil Springs, this county, was instantly killed in an automobile wreck near Naugatuck, W. Va., early last Monday morning when the car in which he was driving plunged over a 200-foot embankment and landed on the railroad tracks.  Wheeler was killed instantly.  A number of others in the car are said to have escaped with only slight injuries. The Paintsville Furniture Company was notified of the accident and an ambulance of the company brought the body to Paintsville where it was prepared for burial. Mr. Wheeler was a worker in the oil fields and a member of a prominent Johnson County family. He was a son of the Rev. Charles Wheeler of Wheelersburg. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in charge of ministers of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, his wife and several children, and a number of brothers and sisters. He was a brother-in-law of Frank Rice of Paintsville. Burial Wednesday evening in the family cemetery at Wheelersburg in charge of the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 16, 1936

 
WILLIAMS, Beverly
1936
Succumbs  After  Long  Illness
Beverley Williams, age 57, a well known citizen of the upper Jennies Creek section, died at his home at Riceville Thursday morning at 5 o'clock.  Mr. Williams had been in failing health for the past seven years, but had been seriously ill for the past month. His death had been expected for several days. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flora (Caudill) Williams and five children as follows: Glen and Fred Williams of Riceville; Mrs. Fannie Huff, Catlettsburg; Bert Williams, CCC camp, Paintsville, and Edgar Williams at home. Mr. Williams was a member of the United Baptist Church at Beechwall. Funeral services Friday at the home with Rev. Hargus Conley in charge. Burial in the family cemetery at Green Rock. The Mountain Furniture Company in charge of funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 16, 1936

 
WILLIAMSON, Carol Sue
1936
WILLIAMSON CHILD DIED THURSDAY
Sue Carol, the seven-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Williamson of Paintsville, died at her home here Thursday from septecemia.  The little daughter was a favorite of the home and much sympathy is held for the parents.  Mr. Williamson is an employe of the Nehi Bottling Company. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-2-1936

   

MAY - 1936
BAYES, Worth
1936
Van Lear Miner Shot and Killed at West Van Lear
Worth Bayes, age about 25, was shot and almost instantly killed at West Van Lear last Saturday night at 8:00 o'clock.  Glen Blevins, age about 35, is being sought by officers charged with the killing.  Both men were residents of West Van Lear.  Bayes was a son of Leander Bayes and worked at Van Lear as a miner for a number of years. Blevins is a son of John E. Blevins. Both men are married and have families. In the absence of evidence a definite statement as to the shooting cannot be made, but the trouble between the two men is the aftermath of an old grudge and bad feeling which has existed between the two families for several years. About eight years ago, Glen Blevins shot and killed Shug Bayes, a brother of Worth Bayes in thirty feet of the same spot where Worth Bayes was killed Saturday night.  Blevins was tried and convicted and sentenced to 21 years in the penitentiary, but was pardoned after serving seven years of the term. There were four witnesses to the shooting, it is said.  At an inquest held before Magistrate Claude Buckingham Sunday morning, it was brought out that Bayes and a companion were sitting on the railroad track about dark Saturday evening when Blevins came along and the shooting took place.  During an exchange of shots between the two men, Bayes was mortally wounded.  Blevins is said to have used a saw-off shot gun, one of the loads taking effect in Bayes' breast near the heart.  Bayes is said to have emptied his pistol at Blevins. One report says that Blevins was wounded and left a trail of blood as he fled from the scene. Many conflicting reports of the shooting have been in circulation, but nothing definite will be known until Blevins is brought to trial. Blevins made his escape after the shooting and up to the time The Herald went to press, he had not been apprehended. Paintsville Herald Thursday May 14, 1936

 
BLANTON, John N.
1936
DIED MAY 18
Father of Local Man Is Victim of Stroke.
John N. Blanton, age 84 years, died at his home on Jennies Creek Wednesday, May 18, following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Blanton was a well known citizen of Johnson County, and a former resident of the Low Gap section of the county. His wife died many years ago.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and had lived an upright Christian life. The body was brought to Paintsville and prepared for burial by the undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company.  It was then taken to the home of his son Sam Blanton, of East Paintsville, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. F. Riggsby and Rev. Guy W. Preston of the United Baptist Church. The body was taken to Low Gap, his old home, for burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD May 21, 1936

 
BOYD, Maude
1936
Maude Boyd East Point Girl Died Sunday
Maude Boyd, age 12, daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Boyd of East Point, died at a local hospital last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Death was caused by peritonitis. Burial was made at Auxier Tuesday afternoon in the family cemetery.  The body was prepared by the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Paintsville Herald Monday May 25, 1936

 
COLLINS, Bud
1936
MAGOFFIN MAN HANGS HIMSELF
BODY OF BUD COLLINS FOUND HANGING IN BARN.
Bud Collins, age about 75, of Falcon, Magoffin County, was found hanging in the barn at his home there last Sunday, where he had apparently committed suicide by hanging himself. Mr. Collins had been in ill health for several months and it is believed that he had become mentally deranged brooding over his condition. His wife died several years ago and he and an aged sister were living alone. Shortly before he went to the barn he had seemed cheerful and told his sister that he was feeling better.  After a long absence his sister became alarmed and went to look for him and found his lifeless body hanging to a rafter of the barn. Mr. Collins had always been known as one of the county’s best citizens and his death was a shock to the community. He was the father of Mrs. H. B. Adams and K. B. Collins of Paintsville. Funeral and burial took place at Falcon Tuesday and a number of local people attended. Paintsville Herald Thursday May 21, 1936

 
CUNNINGHAM, Elizabeth
1936
County Woman Died In Huntington, W. Va.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham formerly of this County, died in Hunting, W. Va.  The body was taken to Jennies Creek, her old home for burial.  She was the daughter of the late Enoch Spears and a sister of George W. Spears. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 2, 1936

 
EALEY, Artie Francis
1936
WELL KNOWN BARNETTS CREEK WOMAN PASSES
Mrs. Artie Francis Ealey, age 85 years, died at her home at Barnetts Creek, May 11, After several months of ill health due to advanced age. Mrs Ealey was one of the best Christian women of that community and her death brings sadness, not alone to her immediate family, but to her many friends and neighbors who knew her best. Mrs. Ealey was the widow of the late William Ealey who had preceded her in death. She had been a devout member of the Missionary Baptist Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the old Ealey homestead May 13. Burial in the family cemetery nearby. Rev. John Reed, Rev. J. H. Picklesimer, and Rev. Guy W. Preston were in charge of the funeral services. The Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company had charge of the funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald Thursday June 21, 1936

 
GAMBILL, Harry
1936
Two Years Illness Fatal to Blaine Doctor
Dr. Harry Gambill, age 62, died at his home at Blaine, Ky., May 9 after an illness of more than two years. Dr. Gambill was one of the most prominent citizens of Lawrence county and well known in Johnson County. He was a twin bother of Dr. John J. Gambill who died at Blaine in 1934. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Gambill. He was a Mason and a member of the Blaine Christian Church. He was a graduate of Atlanta Medical Collge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lida Swetnam Gambill; one sister, Mrs. Proctor Sparks of Ashland; one son, Charlie Gambill, of Blaine; and one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Stinson, of Ashland. Funeral services and burial held at Blaine Monday. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 5-14-1936


 
MCKENZIE, Katy K (Estep)
1936
KATY KATHERINE MCKENZIE
Katy Katherine Estep McKenzie, wife of W.W. McKenzie was born February 16, 1862, departed this life May 21, 1936, age 74 years, 3 months, 5 days. She joined the United Baptist Church about 56 years ago. She lived a devoted Christian life until death. She leaves to mourn their loss nine children, four boys and five girls, P.K. McKenzie, of Pawnee, Okla., Calbert McKenzie, London, Ohio; Talbert McKenzie, Fuget, Ky., Hannah McKenzie Fairchild, Kenwood, Ollie McKenzie Fairchild, Kenwood, Martha McKenzie Estep, Fuget, Maggie McKenzie Burchett, Fuget and Alice McKenzie Burchett, Fugett. W.W. McKenzie her husband and six infant babies have preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss four brothers and thirty five grand children, a host of friends and relatives. She bore her suffering patiently. Her last moments were easy.  She cant't loss but Heaven's gain.  She can't come to us but we can go to her. Our precious one from us is gone, The voice we loved is stilled, A vacant place within our home That never can be filled. Sleep on, dear mother, and take thy rest We're lonesome without you, but God knew best, He called you home to Him on high, But soon we meet you dear mother in the sweet by and by.

 THE FAMILY NOTE: Katherine "Katie" Estep McKenzie is buried in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Flat Gap, KY. Paintsville Herald Thursday May 28, 1936

 
MOLLETTE, W.T.
1936
W. T. Mollette, Died Friday Boons Camp
Man Had Been In Poor Health for Many Years
W. T. Mollette, age about 60 years, died at his home at Boons Camp Friday of last week.  He was buried Sunday in the cemetery on what is called “The Point” on Greasy Creek. Mr. Mollette was a member of a large and prominent family of Johnson County and was widely known in his section. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Polly Music Mollette and a larger number of children, Mrs. Enoch Staniford, Williamsport, Edward Mollette, Boons Camp; James Mollette of Floyd County; Ulysses Mollette and Ali Mollette, Elijar Mollette, W. T. Mollette, Jr., Mrs. Jay Hale, Amanda, Clara Conley Mollette, Isaac, Sam and others. He is survived by one brother Elijah Mollette of Boons Camp and sisters, Mrs. George McGinnis, Davella, Ky; Mrs. Alex Ward, Mrs. Mary Penix and Mrs. N. R. Sturgill of Boons Camp. Mr. Mollette had been in poor health for many years having been afflicted with a form of paralysis.  Although he managed to go about until recently he was unable to work during the last several years. Paintsville Herald Thursday 6-2-1936

 
VANHOOSE, Davidson
1936
DEATH CLAIMS AGED CITIZEN DAVIDSON VANHOOSE, 74,
DIED SUNDAY MONRNING
Davidson VanHoose, age 74, familiaryly known to the people of Paintsville and Johnson County as "Davy" VanHoose, died at the home of his son Albert Vanhoose, in East Paintsville at 7 o'clock last Sunday Morning.  His death was the result of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. VanHoose had spent his entire life in Paintsville and was one of the best citizens the town ever claimed. Throughout his long life he had been known as anupright, peaceful man, and died as he had lived - at peace with the world. The death of Mr. VanHoose recalls the "horse and buggy days".  From early manhood, he had been a proprietor of a livery barn and continued the business until forced to retire because of the general use of the automobile.  At a time when the Big Sandy Valley was traversed by horses, travelers in the this section would always make it a point to leave their horses with "Davy" VanHoose. The death of Mr. VanHoose brings grief to many friends as well as to his own family. He is survived by the following children:  Albert VanHoose, Clarence VanHoose, and Gordon VanHoose of Paintsville and Chester VanHoose of Hamilton, Ohio. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Preston of Meally, KY., and two brothers, Noah and Henry VanHoose of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at the home of Albert VanHoose Monday at 2:00 p.m. In charge of Rev. H. B. Conley, Rev. Millard VanHoose, and Rev. F. S. VanHoose. Burial in the family lot in the old Paintsville Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY JUNE 4 1936



JUNE - 1936
CASTLE, Joe H.
1936
JOE H.CASTLE
Joe Harper Castle, age,73, well known citizen of the Tom's Creek section, died last Sunday, June 14 1936, from a heart attack. Mr. Castle was attending church services at Locust Grove United Baptist Church when he suffered an attack and died instantly at the close of services. Mr. Castle was a good Christian man and had been a devout member of the United Baptist Church for more than 25 years. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday in charge of Rev. Shady Grim of Sitka and Rev.Guy W. Preston of Paintsville. Burial was in the family burying ground at Sycamore and was in charge of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company. Mr. Castle is survived by three sons, Noah Castle, Dave Castle, and Harper Castle, all of Sitka; also one daughter, Mrs Music. His wife preceded him in death 17 years ago. Paintsville Herald Thursday 6-18-1936

 
CONLEY, I. W.
1936
I. W. CONLEY, 74, DIED MONDAY
Funeral Held Tuesday for Oil Springs Man
I. W. Conley, prominent citizen of the Oil Springs section, died at his home on Pigeon Creek Monday, June 1, 1936, from the infirmities of old age.  Mr. Conley was a member of a prominent Johnson County family.  He was a brother of W. H. Conley of Oil Springs and Frank Conley of Staffordsville. Besides his widow, Mrs. Haley Conley, he is survived by three sons, Boyd Conley, Floyd Conley and Walter Conley, and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Vincell and Miss Susan Conley, all of Oil Springs.  Also, three brothers, George and W. H. Conley, of Oil Springs, and Frank Conley, of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston of Paintsville and Rev. Chas Wheeler of Wheelersburg. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery on Little Paint.  The Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company was in charge of the funeral and burial. A large crowd of friends and relatives attended the funeral and burial. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 4, 1936

 
MEADE, Zina (Davis)
1936
DEATH CLAIMS AGED WOMAN
MRS. H. P. MEADE SUCCUMBS AT HOME IN OFFUTT.
Mrs. Zina Davis Meade, widow of the late Henry Paris Meade and my mother of Dr. L. G. Meade of Paintsville, died at the family home at Offutt Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of more than a year.  Mrs. Meade was suffering from the infirmities of age and although her death was not unexpected it came as a great shock to her family and many friends. Funeral services were be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30.  The services wil be at the old home place and will be conducted by the Rev. H. B. Hewlett of Louisa, who has been a life- long friend of Mrs. Meade.  Burial will be in the family cemetery of Offutt. Mrs. Meade was past 82 years old and was one of the oldest and most prominent women of Johnson County.  She was born and reared in Johnson County and a member of one of the pioneer families of Eastern Kentucky.  She was a devout Christian and had been a member of the Methodist Church all her life.  She leaves besides her family a host of close and dear friends to mourn her passing. She is mourned by four daughters:  Mrs. George W. Butcher, Offutt; Mrs. B. F. Conley, Flat Gap; Mrs. Henry Best, Offutt, and Mrs. Chester Riley, of Huntington, W. Va.  Three sons also survive.  They are Walter Meade, of Oklahoma; Dr. J. D. Meade, of Odds, and Dr. L. G. Meade of Paintsville.  Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Meade was one of the grand old ladies of Eastern Kentucky and her passing will leave a distinct vacancy in the life of the community and that of her devoted family. Paintsville Herald Thursday June 4, 1936

 
WARD, Asbury
1936
Father of Paintsville Men Passes at Williamsport
Asbury Ward, age 77, died Sunday, June 14, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paris Preston, of Williamsport.  Mr. Ward had been in ill health for the past two years, but his death was attributed to the infirmities of advanced age. Mr. Ward was a prominent citizen of the county and a member of a large family.  He had always been known as a fine citizen and for thirty years has been a devout Christian and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was the father of a large family of children.  His two sons, C. C. Ward and Mack Ward are citizens of Paintsville. Funeral and burial took place at Thelma Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and in charge of Rev. W. W. Smith, Rev. Troy Daniel and Rev. O. C. Taylor. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston of the undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company. He is survived by nine children, seven or who are living.  They are C. C. Ward and Mack Ward, both of Paintsville; five daughters, Mrs. Alka Preston, Williamsport; Mrs. Sallie Daniel, Mrs. Lizzie Meade and Mrs. Exer Holbrook, of Thelma; Hettie Daniel, of Auxier and Mrs. Ella Johnson of Thelma. Shady and Cyrus Ward died several years ago. Asberry Ward, son of Shaderic and Hettie Ward deceased, was born March the 7th, 1859, died Sunday June 14th, 1936.  He was united in matrimony to Laura Belle Price, daughter of C. C. and Sarah Price, March the 18th, 1876. To this union was born ten children, four boys and six girls, two boys and six girls are living. C. C. Ward and Mack Ward of Paintsville, Ella Johnson, Thelma, Alka Preston of Williamsport, Sallie Davis of Thelma, Lizzie Meade of Thelma, Hettie Daniels of Auxier, Exer Holbrook, of Thelma.  The two deceased were Shady and Cyrus Ward. He had forty-eight grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.  He joined the United Baptist Church at Old Friendship February 7, 1899 for which he lived a devoted Christian and was loved by all.  He was a good husband and loved his family. For the last four years he made his home with his daughter Alka Preston of Williamsport. He was buried at Bobb Siding Tuesday June 16, at 10 o’clock a.m.  The Funeral was preached by W. W. Smith, Troy Daniel and O. C. Taylor.  The body was taken care of by the Mountain Furniture Co., of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Thursday 6-18-1936



JULY - 1936
ADAMS, Sarah
1936
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. SARAH ADAMS, 48
Mrs. Sarah Adams, age 48, of Lickburg, Ky., died July 30, following a long illness. She was the widow of Clay Adams who proceded her in death several years ago. She was a good Christian woman and the mother of seven children, six of whom are living. The children are Franklin Adams, of Texas; Roy Adams of Pikeville; Winford Adams, Sug Adams, Dorothy and Marie. Funeral services were held at the old home on Lick Creek in charge of Elders F.F. Riggsby, August Jenkins and Charles Wheeler of the United Baptist Church. Burial on the old home farm. Paintsville Herald Thursday August 6, 1936

 
BURCHETT, Marian Frances
1936
DEATH CLAIMS MARIAN FRANCES BURCHETT
Little Marian Frances Burchett, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Marion Burchett, died at the Paintsville Hospital July 17 at the age of 3 years. She was brought to the hospital from her home on Toms Creek and lived only 14 hours with a disease unknown to the doctors. She was a niece of  Mrs. / Lydia Jeffords of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Willie Daniel and Rev. Thurman Ferguson. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY JULY 30, 1936

 
COCHRAN, John
1936
Win, Ky., Man Succumbs, Victim of Heart Trouble
John Cochran, age 58 years, of Win, this county, died at his home there, following an illness of more than a year from heart trouble. Mr. Cochran was a well known citizen of that community and his death is regretted by his many friends and relatives. Mr. Cochrans death occurred at one oclock Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon in charge of ministers of the United Baptist Church. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Cochran is survived by his wife and several children. The Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company of Paintsville had charge of the funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 23, 1936

 
DANIEL,  Kerry Neil
1936
FLUX FATAL TO DANIEL CHILD
Kerry Neil, the 21-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Daniel, of Staffordsville, died at the home there Saturday following a short illness from flux.  Funeral services and burial were held Sunday evening in charge of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Jul.16 1936

 
DAVIS, John P.
1936
John P. Davis, age about 44 years, died last Saturday night or early Sunday morning at Prestonsburg from effects of poisoning, said to have been self-administered. Davis, a native of this county, had been having financial difficulties lately it is said. He was in the poultry business and had been buying chickens and eggs in Johnson and Martin Counties. During the course of his business he had given a number of checks which were returned because of insufficient funds and which he could not make good. He was arrested by Floyd County officers and placed in Prestonsburg and sentenced to a long term. Because of the jail sentence and financial difficulties he is said to have become despondent and drank the fatal drought of poison. Mr. Davis was a native of Johnson County and was a son of the late Leck Davis who resided near Paintsville. He had been known as a good citizen and had never been in any previous trouble of any kind. He was a member of the church for many years. The body was prepared for burial by the undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Cedar Grove Church at 10 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Leonard Walters and others of the United Baptist faith. Burial followed in the J. Melvin Hall cemetery on Davis Branch on the east side of the river. Mr. Davis had many relatives and friends in Johnson County who regret the sad occurance. Besides his widow he is survived by five children. Paintsville Herald 7-16-1936 Thursday

 
FYFFE, Carl
1936
CARL FYFFE, 28, IS AUTO VICTIM RELIEF, KY.,
MAN DIED HERE LAST SATURDAY.
Carl Fyffe, 28 years old, of Relief, Ky., died at the Daniel Hospital here Saturday from injuries received when he fell from a rapidly moving truck at West Liberty Wednesday. The truck was driven by the daughter of Oscar Cantrill of West Liberty. Fyffe and another man riding as passengers in the bed of the truck, it was reported. Following the accident Fyffe was taken to Dr. H. B. Murray Hospital at West Liberty but was transferred to the Daniel Hospital here. The impact on the hard surface resulted in a fracture of the skull and concussion of the brain resulted.  Dr. Daniel said his condition was beyond hope of recovery when he entered his hospital. The body was prepared for burial by the undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company of Paintsville and removed to his home at Relief Saturday. Funeral services are held from the home Sunday at 2:30 by Rev. Donald E. Webb.  Burial was made immediately following the funeral services in the family cemetery. Mr. Fyffe is survived by his young wife, Mrs. Essie Williams Fyffe; two infant children; three brothers, Millard and Willie Fyffe of Relief, and Ollie Fyffe of Dingus, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Cantrill, South Webster, Ohio, Mrs. Sanford Keaton, Relief, Mrs. Claud Keeton, Moon. Ky., and Perry Lemaster, of Kenwwod. His father and mother, Pilate Fyffe and Mrs. Belle Cox Fyffe, preceded him in death about six months ago, both dying within a period of two weeks. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 16, 1936

 
HUNLEY, Opal
1936
MISS HUNLEY DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL
Miss Opal Hunley, a nurse at the Paintsville Hospital on various occasions for some time died there last Saturday.  Miss Hunley had been in ill health for some time and her death was not unexpected. Miss Hunley was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hunley of Prestonsburg and the body was taken there for burial.  Funeral services were held Tuesday and a number of Paintsville people attended the funeral and burial. Besides her father and mother she is survived by one sister Eula Hunley and one brother, John Russell Hunley. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday July 16, 1936 

 
JACKSON, Elisha
1936
DEATH CLAIMS ELISHA JACKSON, AGE 99
Elisha Jackson of Ballot post-office, this county, died at his home there July 24. His death was due to infirmities. Mr. Jackson was a veteran of the Civil War and the last surviving Union soldier in this County. Mr. Jackson was twice married and was the father of nineteen children most of whom are living. Besides his widow he is survived by several children. The body was prepared for burial by the undertaking department of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company. Funeral services for the aged man was conducted at the home by Rev. John Collins of Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-6-1936

 
MAYNARD, Martha Ann (Rowland)
1936
Flat Gap Woman Died in Huntington Hospital
Martha Ann (Rowland) Maynard, of Flat Gap, died July 23 in the C. & O. Hospital. She was 36 years old and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rowland of Paintsville. Beside her father she is survived by her husband, Leonard Maynard, and four children; three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Maynard was a good christian woman and a member of the Spice Cove United Baptist Church. The body was taken to Fuget, this county for burial in the family cemetery. Short funeral services were held there by Rev. Thurman Ferguson and Rev. Shade Estep. The regular funeral will be preached at a memorial meeting to be held there the first Saturday in September, it was announced. Paintsville Herald Thursday 7-30-1936

 
METZGER, Mrs Louie F.
1936
WELL KNOWN WOMAN PASSES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Mrs. Louie F. Metzger, 50 years old, died at the home of her brother, Bruce Atkinson, at Van Lear, Tuesday morning after an illness of two weeks.  She had been in poor health for some time, but became seriously ill shortly after she had arrived in Van Lear to visit her brother. She had been making her home in Huntington for several years. She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Deries Atkinson, of Salyersville, and the widow of the late L. F. Metszger, who preceded her in death about five years.  She was the sister-in-law of Dr. H. G. Hazelrigg of Paintsville. She is survived by a son, Samuel Bruce Metzger, of Huntington, and one brother, Dr. Ernest Atkinson, of West Moreland; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Gardner of Berea and a sister who lives in Cincinnati. Funeral services will be held today [Thursday] in Huntington and burial will be in a cemetery there. Mrs. Metzger spent all her younger life in this section of  Kentucky and has a wide circle of friends who will regret to hear of her death. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 9, 1936

 
STAMBAUGH, George
1936
GEORGE STAMBAUGH
A head on collision between two trucks Saturday afternoon about 2:00 o'clock resulted in the death of George Stambaugh, of Stambaugh postoffice in this county and the serious injury of two others.  The accident occurred near the mouth of Horse Mill Branch during the heavy rain and electrical storm Saturday. The others injured in the wreck were C. J. Fox and his son, Cullen Fox, age 12 years. Both Mr. Fox and his son are in the Golden Rule Hospital.  Mr. Fox suffered a broken leg, a badly damaged eye and other cuts and bruises.  The son sustained a broken nose and other injuries.  Though badly injured, hospital attaches said both would recover. Mr. Fox is superintendent of construction work on Sitka Road, and had been to Paintsville transacting business.  Before starting back to his work he picked up Mr. Stambaugh, with whom he was acquainted, to give him a ride to his home. A short distance out of Paintsville near the mouth of Horse Mill Branch, they were ran into by a truck driven by Marcus Williams, Mr. Fox said.  The truck driven by Williams was a heavy ton and a half truck owned by the construction company paving the Mayo Trail between Paintsville and Louisa.  The truck owned by Mr. Fox was of one-half ton capacity. Williams is said to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when the two trucks came together with such force that the lighter truck driven by Fox was turned around in the road and thrown into the ditch.   It was completely demolished.  The heavier truck driven by Williams was also damaged but not completely wrecked. Williams is said to have been driving at high speed, but claims he was blinded by the heavy wind and rain storm and could not see where he was going. An inquest at the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company, and a Coroner's jury held Williams to blame.  Later a warrant was issued on a charge of man- slaughter and Williams was held to the grand jury under a $2,000 bond. Mr. Stambaugh was one of the most prominent citizens of Johnson County and his tragic death brings sorrow to hundreds of relatives and friends.  He was strictly religious and had long been a leading member of the Christian Church. Following the accident the body of Mr. Stambaugh was brought to the under- taking establishment of the Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company where it was prepared for burial.  The body was then taken to the old Stambaugh home on Toms Creek where impressive funeral services were held in charge of Rev. J. H. Stambaugh, of Charleston, W. Va., a relative of the deceased. A large number of people, including many from Paintsville.  Paintsville Herald Thursday July 23, 1936
   
 GEORGE  STAMBAUGH VICTIM OF TRUCK ACCIDENT Mason County residents have returned from Paintsville, Kentucky where they were called by the death of George Stambaugh, age 58, who was instantly killed Saturday, July 18, when a truck in which he was riding was said to have been forced off the road near Paintsville by another truck driven by an employee of the State Highway Department. Mr. Stambaugh, who resided in Mason County for several years, lived on a farm near Paintsville. He was the son of Troy Stambaugh and the late Mary Witten Stambaugh, and the eldest of a family of ten. Mr. Stambaugh had a wide acquaintance throughout this and Johnson County, and word of his tragic death was received with regret. Funeral Services were conducted Monday at his home with Rev. J. H. Stambaugh of Charleston, West Virginia, uncle of the deceased officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the Troy and Mary Witten Stambaugh Cemetery, Stambaugh, Kentucky. Besides his father, Mr. Stambaugh is survived by nine children; Mrs. Shaw Howe, Warren G., and Ernest Stambaugh of near Maysville, Kentucky; Virgil Stambaugh of Indianapolis; William H. Stambaugh and Mrs. John Ramey of Paintsville; Troy, Harry D. and Glenn J. Stambaugh of Stambaugh, Kentucky. Also he leaves nine brothers and sisters; Dr. Harry G. Stambaugh, Ashland, Kentucky; Rev. Francis  M. Stambaugh , Covington, Kentucky; Mrs. Powell Williams, Paintsville, Kentucky; Mrs. Herman Burchett and James C. Stambaugh; Jenkins, Kentucky;  Mrs. George Burchett, Mrs. Thomas Akers and Mr. Morgan Stambaugh of Stambaugh, Kentucky; and six grandchildren. Glenn Howe of Lewisburg was a brother-in-law of the victim and was among those attending the funeral. Submitted by: George Stambaugh’s grandson Lewis Ramey of Gahanna, Ohio.



AUGUST - 1936
BAILEY, L.C.
1936
Judge L. C. Bailey, 78 years of age died at the Paintsville Hospital at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, August 5. Judge Bailey had entered the hospital a week before for treatment because of heart trouble. Judge Bailey was apparently improving and members of his family had hopes for an ultimate recovery. On the morning of his death he seemed in good spirits and had ordered breakfast. He had discussed with his family the idea of returning to his home but death came at 7 o'clock almost without warning. Judge Bailey was one of the most prominent and popular men of this section, and was probally related to more people in Johnson and Magoffin Counties than any other man. He was an aggressive business man and had been very succesful. He had amassed a small fortune. Judge Bailey had held many positions of trust and responsibility and in all these positions he acquitted himself with honor. He served three terms as Magtrate of Magoffin County, and later was elected as County Judge of that County. His administration of county affairs was marked with success. During this administration he did more for Magoffin County than any other County Judge and was urged by the people of the county to again accept the position of Judge but refused. Judge Bailey was one of the leading men in the early development of the Johnson- Magoffin oil field from which he was very succesful. In 1928 he moved to Paintsville and retired from active business. He remained in Paintsville until last spring when he again moved to his county home near Oil Springs, where he lived when stricken with a heart attack. Judge Bailey was a member of one of the largest and most influential families in Magoffin County. He was a member of a family of thirteen children, all of whom are living with the exception of a sister, Mrs. Wiley Adams, who died many years ago. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, W. B. Bailey of Paintsville; Clarence S. Bailey, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Harry J. Bailey, of Allen, Ky. He is also survived by two brothers, George Bailey, of Olive Hill, Ky., and John A. Bailey, of Miami, Florida, and the following sisters; Mrs. John Pelphery, Barnetta  Creek, Ky.; Mrs. C. H. Dye, of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Grant Litteral, Oil Springs, Ky.; Mrs. John Perkins and Mrs. Floyd Litteral, of Conley, Ky.; Mrs. Sherman Power, of Wenatchee, Washington; Mrs. L. G. Howard, Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Mrs. George Coldiron, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Miss Josephine Bailey, Lexington, Ky.; and Mrs. Wiley Adams, deceased, and numerous relatives and friends throughout Eastern Kentucky. In addition to being a leading business man, Judge Bailey was a prominent Mason and at the time of his death was a member of Oil Springs lodge F. & A. M. He served as first Master of this lodge nearly fifty years ago. During this time he had the pleasure of seeing all his sons become members of the Masonic lodge, two of whom, W. B. and Clarence S. Bailey are Thirty- second Degree Masons. Judge Bailey was a member of all branches of Masonry, including 32nd. Degree. Funeral services will be conducted from the M. E. Church at Salyersville at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will follow in beautiful Blue Grass Cemetery near Salyersville in charge of the Masonic lodges of Oil Springs, Salyersville and Paintsville. Paintsville Herald 8-6-1936 Thursday

 
CAMERON, Margaret
1936
Mrs. Cameron Died Saturday
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cameron will be sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Cameron's mother, Mrs. Margaret Cameron who died at her home in New York City last Saturday. Mrs. Cameron had been on a trip to Europe and was stricken en route home, and was taken from the liner at New York in an ambulance. Mr. Cameron was called to his mother's bedside early last week. Mrs. Cameron left for New York Saturday afternoon, after receiving the message of the death of her mother-in-law. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-27-1936

 
DELONG, Bert
1936
Bert Delong, 21 years old, died at his home Saturday following a short illness from flux. Beside his wife he is survived be his parents and four brothers and one sister and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Christian Church in charge of Rev. S. C. Honeycutt. He was buried in the Hager Hill Cemetery. He had a wide circle of friends who will regard to hear of his death. Painstville Herald Thursday 9-2-1936

 
DINGUS, William Thomas
1936
WM.T.DINGUS KILLED IN OHIO
Prestonsburg Man,U.K. Student, Shot by Youth, 21.
William Thomas Dingus age 26,former University of  Kentucky student,was shot and instantly killed by Harvey Kautz, age 21,when he is alleged  to have tried to force an entrance into the home of Helen Lerch,aged 80,an aunt of Kautz. Although Ohio officers claim that Dingus repeatedly tried to force his way into the home,it is believed here that Dingus had  had car trouble and was only calling at the Lerch home to seek aid, and was mistaken for a burglar. Dingus was shot once in the breast by a charge from a shotgun. The slain man's relatives are prominent  people of Floyd County.  He is a grandson of  William Dingus,  attorney of Prestonsburg,  and former State Senator. The body was taken to Prestonsburg for funeral and burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY AUG. 27   1936

 
HANEY, James
1936
James Haney victim of Typhoid.
James Haney, age about 25, died at his home in West Paintsville. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks suffering from typhoid fever. Death occurred Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Will Haney, he is survived by one brother and a number of sisters. He is also survived by his widow and one child. Mr. Haney was well known in Paintsville and well liked by all who knew him. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-20-1936

 
LEMASTER, Dorothy
1936
FAMILY OF 10 ARE STRICKEN; 3 DEAD
Hobert and Dorothy Lemaster, twin children of Mr. and Mrs. Baid Lemaster, died Tuesday morning from the flux. The children were about four months old and were buried in a single casket. Claude Lemaster, age 11 years, another son, died July 25 from the same diesase. There were 10 members of Lemaster family, all of whom have been stricken with the disease. Three have died and the other members of the fammily are in a serious condition. Mr. Lemaster,  the last to contract the disease, is now in the hospital. Funeral services for the children were conducted at Falcon, Ky., by Rev. Roscoe Lemaster. The Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company had charge of funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald Thursday August 6, 1936

 
LEMASTER, Hobart
1936
FAMILY OF 10 ARE STRICKEN; 3 DEAD
Hobert and Dorothy Lemaster, twin children of Mr. and Mrs. Baid Lemaster, died Tuesday morning from the flux. The children were about four months old and were buried in a single casket. Claude Lemaster, age 11 years, another son, died July 25 from the same diesase. There were 10 members of Lemaster family, all of whom have been stricken with the disease. Three have died and the other members of the fammily are in a serious condition. Mr. Lemaster,  the last to contract the disease, is now in the hospital. Funeral services for the children were conducted at Falcon, Ky., by Rev. Roscoe Lemaster. The Mountain Furniture & Hardware Company had charge of funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald Thursday August 6, 1936

 
MEADE, Donald Joe
1936
WITTENVILLE BOY VICTIM OF FLUX
Donald Joe Meade, age about four years, of Wittenville, died in the early hours of Tuesday morning after about three weeks illness from flux.  He was a son of Mr. And Mrs. Bob Meade of that place. According to reports there have been more death from flux this year than for many years past.  The disease this year is of a very virulent nature, doctors of the county report. Paintsville Herald Thursday August 27, 1936

 
MURRAY, Bethley
1936
OBITUARY OF BETHELY MURRAY
On Friday evening, August 14, 1936.  God sent a host of angels from heaven and took from us our loving father, Bethely Murray and removed him from this world of pain and took him to his heavenly home that we have heard him talk so much about. Bethely Murray was born April 9, 1875, being 61 years, 4 months and 5 days old.  He joined the United Baptist Church several years ago and has lived a good Christian life ever since.  He told his wife and family not to grieve for he was going to a better home. He leaves to mourn his passing a loving wife and ten children, fifteen grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. We feel that the county has lost a good citizen, the wife, a loving husband, the children a loving kind father. Weep not dear Mother and children and friends, For your loss is heaven’s gain. Daddy has gone to swell the [PARTIAL OBIT] Paintsville Herald Thursday August 27, 1936
    
IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of our beloved husband and father, Bethley Murray, who departed from us August 14, 1936, seven years ago. August brings sad memories of our loved one gone to rest. Gone is the face we loved so dear, silent is the voice we loved to hear, too far away for sight or speech; But not too far for thoughts to reach. You will never be forgotten by those who loved you best daddy. A wonderful husband and daddy.  A better man God never made. A wonderful worker, so loyal and true.  One in a million that daddy, was you. Wife and children Mrs. Bethley Murray Note: Bethley Murray is interred at the Murray Family Cemetery at Whitehouse, Johnson Co., KY Paintsville Herald Thursday August 26, 1943

 
WARD, Monterville
1936
Monterville Ward Died August 14, At the age 81 Years Inez, Ky.
Men live, labor, and die and few take note of their activities or departure.  Each one is only one among many.  Each is busy with his cares, problems and plans.  Not much time to give to the other fellow.  Once in a while a Good Samaritan appears in some out of the way place.  His life is lived; his services rendered at altar, bedside or grave.  The years roll on, decades lengthen into scores, and finally the summons comes to join the caravan that moved to that mysterious realm where a vacant chair awaits the arrival of another son of earth. Monterville Ward, of Inez, Ky., has answered that call.  His life and works will live after him.  He was born June 20, 1855.  He died August 14, 1936, age 81 years, 1 month and 24 days. He was a son of Wells Ward, Sr., and his wife Sena Preston.  He was one of nine children born to this union.  He is the last of nine to go.  He was married to Lucinda Maynard, May 20, 1876. To them were born six children, two boys and four girls, three of whom are still living.  They are Edna Ward, Elizabeth Ward Davis, and Prof.  W. B. Ward. He leaves 14 grandchildren, three boys and eleven girls.  There are eight great grand children, three boys and five girls.  The members of the family re distributed over Eastern section of the U. S. A. from Michigan by way of New Jersey on to South Carolina.  One was in the World Ward. The church of his choice was the United Baptist and he had been a member of this organization for more than forty-five years.  His wife still survives. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-27-1936

 
WHEELER, Gertrude
1936
GERTRUDE WHEELER
For the second time within a year the Grim Reaper has reached into the home of Mr. And Mrs. Sherman Wheeler to take a dearly beloved child from their midst. Gertrude, their second oldest daughter, passed away Wednesday morning, August 20, 1936, at the King's Daughter Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky, after an illness of seven weeks. Young in years- she was just past thirteen- yet he possessed the undying qualities, which endeared her to everyone, both young and old.  Truly , to know Gertrude was to love her, and her untimely passing has left a vacant place in the heart of her friends which can not be filled. Gertrude had spent most of her life in Paintsville, moving with her parents only a few months ago to Ashland and from there a few weeks later to their home near Beaver, Ohio. The People of Paintsville knew her well, and join with her family and acquaintances everywhere in grieving at her passing.  She made an enviable record while attending the Paintsville City Schools.  She would have studied in the eight grade this year. The body was prepared for burial by the Lazear Funeral home in Ashland.  It was then given into the care of Rev. Guy W. Preston of the Mountain Furniture Company of this city who was in charge of the funeral arrangements.  The body was removed from Ashland Wednesday afternoon by the Mountain Furniture Company Hearst to the family home near Beaven, Ohio, where it remained until Friday morning.  As the sun began to rise over the beautiful hills where Gertrude loved to play, the sad cortege of family and friends followed the hearse back to Ashland, Kentucky where others joined the group and made the trip here to pay their last respects to the departed girl. Arriving at Paintsville about 11:30 Friday morning, the casket containing the body was taken direct to the United Baptist Church where it was watched over by friends until 1:30, at which time the funeral began. Here was the Church, which she liked to attend while she lived in Paintsville. Here it was that she learned more about the love of Christ, which was so zealously, taught her in her home. The Rev. Guy W. Preston a close friend of the family for many years, who was present, a few hours before Gertrude passed away to give her words of strength and consolation, rendered a most fitting tribute to her memory. He knew the brave spirit with which she faced her journey's end, and the joy and peace she received from the reading of the Scripture and the singing of hymns. Although she knew she would not be able to recover, her patience endured to the end. The mourners were??? by the Rev. ??? Lemaster,:?? of the United Baptist Church of this city who said in a few words by way of introduction.  He was followed by Rev. Paul Turner of Wheelersburg, Ohio. The United Baptist Church was overflowing and hundreds of people besides stood outside the Church during the entire services.  At eh close the childhood friends of the young girl, the hundreds of older friends and members of he family filed by the casket. The exceptionally large floral offering was banked high around the casket as it rested before the altar of the Church. Bespeaking a silent appreciation for the life, which Gertrude lived. Immediately after the funeral ceremonies at the Church the procession followed the body to the family plot in the Mayo Cemetery in the west end of the city.  Here, by the side of her older sister Vertrice, who passed away last October, Gertrude was laid to rest. Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me And may there be no moaning The flood may bear me far I hope to s3ee my Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar. The Pallbearers were G. R. Nickell, Earl Chandler, Clarence Saddler, Richard LeMaser, Con Trimble, and Wonnie Trimble. The afternoon broadcast over Station WSAZ, of Huntington, West Virginia by Sandy Valley Grocery Company last Saturday was dedicated to the memory of Gertrude Wheeler. Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-2-1936
    
OBITUARY OF MISS GERTRUDE WHEELER Gertrude Wheeler was born July 29, 1923, and departed this life on August 26, 1936. At the time of her death she was thirteen years and twenty seven days old. She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Sherman Wheeler formerly of Paintsville, Kentucky, but who recently moved to their farm near Beaver, Ohio. Gertrude became ill on July 7, 1936, suffering from what the physician diagnosed as rheumatic fever, followed by other complications.  She bore her suffering patiently and bravely fought with her physicians to overcome the ravages of this disease, but it effects became more alarming until on last Sunday night she was moved from the home of her parents in Ohio to the King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky where she died about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. The services of the most competent physicians were secured and efficient nurses were at her bedside almost constantly from the time she entered the hospital until her death.  This is but an other reminder of the power of the Great Physician over us all.  When the physicians here have applied all he treatment known to the science of their profession, when loving hands have tenderly done all they can do to appease the pain and suffering and all has failed then it is that Great Healer touches the tired brow and brushes away all pain and changes your position from the confines of a sick hospital room to a seat in Glory, where pain and suffering is unknown but on the other hand you are permitted to bask in the sunshine of God's Love and to dwell with his angels forever.  This we are told, is the spirit in which Gertrude faced death, after it became evident that death was near, her pastor Brother G. W. Preston, of Paintsville, was called to the Ashland Hospital to see her and to discuss with her spiritual matters.  She not only rejoiced in these discussions, but she asked Brother Preston to sing to her some of her choice hymns which he did and Gertrude though weak in body from her suffering, joined with him in singing the praises of her Lord. Gertrude was raised in a Christian home by Christian parents.  The life story of her Master had been taught her from infancy.  She believed implicitly in the teachings of her Christ.  We do not doubt in the least that she is now participating in Heavens joys with her sisters, Vertrice who preceded her in death only a few months ago and Gladys Jewell who died in infancy. Gertrude leaves to mourn her passing, her father and mother, three sisters; Anna Beatrice, age 10, Della Elizabeth, Age 7, and Hermaele age 4, and one brother Charles Sherman age 19 months, and a host of other relatives and friends. We tenderly condole with the family of this deceased girl in this hour of trial and affliction. And commend them again to he keeping of Him who looks with compassion upon those who mourn. 9-2-1936

 
WHEELER, Lasco
1936
DEATH CLAIMS L. WHEELER, 73
Former Johnson County Man Died Sunday In Oklahoma
Lasco Wheeler, age 73 years, died Sunday, August 16, at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  He had been ill for more than a year. Mr. Wheeler was a native of Johnson County, but left the county when 17 years of age.  He first moved to Texas, but later moved to Oklahoma where he engaged in the oil business in that state. He had retired from active business because of ill health. Funeral and burial took place at the Wheeler home in Shawnee Tuesday. He is survived by his widow and one grandchild.  He is also survived by three sisters, two of whom reside in Johnson County.  They are Mrs. I. L. Auxier, of Paintsville; Mrs. Ben R. Reed, of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Sam Pelphrey, of Hillsboro, Texas. Paintsville Herald Thursday August 13, 1936



SEPTEMBER - 1936
CAMPBELL, Mrs John
1936
Mrs John Campbell, age 32, of Van Lear, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon when she jumped from a taxi cab on the Mayo Trail about two and a half miles from Paintsville. Her death resulted from concussion of the brain from a fracture at the base of her skull. According to Cecil Prater, driver of the cab, he was driving toward Paintsville with Mr. and Mrs. Campbell in the rear seat of his car. When the cab was about 200 yards north of the intersection of the Trail and the Garrett Highway, Mrs. Campbell suddenly jumped, flung open the door of the cab and leaped to the road with such violence that her head was crushed. An ambulance was called immediately and Coroner O. E. Johnson rushed to the scene of the tradegy. She was brought to Paintsville and an inquest held Monday morning. The coroner's jury found that she came to her death by suicide. According to testimony she had been in poor health for some time and has been under the care of a physician. No other motive was given for her suicide. She formerly lived in Ohio and the body was taken to Ironton Monday afternoon and burial was in that city Tuesday. She is survived by her husband who has been working at Van Lear, and one daughter, who is thirteen years old. Pantsville Herald 10-01-1936 Thursday

 
CASSADY, Wade
1936
DEATH CLAIMS WADE CASSADY
Wade Cassady, age 75, died last Wednesday, September 23, at his home at Coal Run, about five miles below Pikeville. Funeral services were held at the home of his son, Ben Cassady Saturday with burial at the Cassady Cemetery at Coal Run. Mr. Cassady was born in Martin County but moved to Pike County in early childhood where he has since made his home. He was a farmer. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Victoria Taylor Cassady and the following children; Mrs. C. E. Gilliam, Mrs. L. R. Thompson, Miss Myrtle Cassady, Malcolm and Ben Cassady, all of Coal Run. He is also survived bt the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Virgie Hall of Milton, W. Va., Mrs. Millard Kirk of Bartlettsville, Okla.; Mrs. William Patton, of Columbus, Ohio; H. C. Cassady and Keeze Cassady of Inez, Ky. Paintsville Herald 10-01-1936 Thursday

 
CONLEY, Lawrence
1936
Lawrence Conley died at the Golden Rule Hospital, September 13.
He leaves to mourn their loss a loving wife Mrs. Frankie Pelphrey Conley, four children Murvil, Marvin, Avonell and Herbert, a father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Conley, two brothers Lonzie and Linzie and two sisters, many friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald Thursday September 25, 1936

 
COPLEY, Mary (Newberry)
1936
Mrs. Mary Copley Succumbs After Illness of One Week.
Mrs. Mary Newberry Copley, 88 years old, widow of the late Allen Copley of Inez, died at the home of her son, Bascom Copley, in Inez, Friday morning, September 25 1936. She had been sick only a week and her death resulted from the infirmities of age. Funeral services were held at the home in Inez Sunday afternoon and were conducted by the Rev. Goose, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of Inez, and Dr. J. R. Fairchild. Burial was in the family cemetery at Inez. She is survived by two sons, Sam Copley, of Paintsville, and Bascom Copley, of Inez. A daughter, Mrs. C. W. Kirk, of Charleston, W. Va., also survives. More than 200 relatives and friends attended the last rites for Mrs. Copley. She was born in Wise County, Virginia, and for years had made her home in Martin County. She was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the greater part of her life. A large number of close friends join with her family in mourning the passing of this greatly loved old lady. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY OCT 1 1936

 
DANIEL, Alda (Fairchild)
1936
We regret to learn of the death of Alda Fairchild Daniel, who passed away September 29.  She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband and nine children, six sons, Nile, Denver, Gllinville, John E. Junior F. and Augustus and three daughters, Analee, Ollie Mae, and Flora B.; three brothers Lawrence, John and Ray Fairchild, two sisters, Lora Daniel, and Flora moore and many other relatives and friends who mourned her death.  She joined the United Baptist Church at Mingo 21 years ago February twelth. NOTE:  Mingo is now called Tutor Key.PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY Oct. 22 1936

 
HARKINS, Walter Scott
1936
PROMINENT PRESTONSBURG MAN SUCCUMBS TO OPERATION
Walter Scott Harkins, 38 years old and prominent attorney and businessman of Prestonsburg died in a Huntington hospital last Thursday afternoon after an illness of but a few days.  He had submitted to an operation for the removal of his appendix and his death resulted from complications which followed the operation.  Funeral services were held at the home of his mother Mrs. Josephine D. Harkins, in Prestonsburg Saturday afternoon and burial was in the family cemetery there. Mr. Harkins was the youngest son of the late Walter S. Harkins, widely known lawyer and financier of Prestonsburg.  He, with his brother, Joseph D. Harkins, carried on the legal affairs of their father since his death.  He also was prominent in the oil and gas industry in Eastern Kentucky and served as legislative counsel for these industries in Frankfort at different times.  He was a prominent Democrat and managed the campaign for Governor Chandler in his county during the last election. He was graduated from Centre College in Danville and from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,.  He had been practicing law fro several years. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Marguerite Fox of Danville, and four young sons.  Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Josephine D. Harkins; two sisters, Mrs. Grover Howard of Miami, Florida, Mrs. May B. Browning, of Ashland, and one brother Joseph D. Harkins, of Prestonsburg. Mr. Harkins was widely known throughout Eastern Kentucky and had a host of friends in all sections of the state. He was prominent in the business life of the Big Sandy. His funeral was attended by hundreds of friends from all over Kentucky. Paintsville Herald Thursday Sep. 17, 1936

 
MESSER, Mrs. W.A.
1936
MRS. W. MESSER IS CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. W. A. Messer, 67, years old died at her home at Hager Hill, last Saturday after an illness of several days.  She was the wife of W. A. Messer of that place who survives her. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon and burial was in the family lot in the Van Lear Cemetery. The Rev. Guy Preston was the minister in charge of the services.  She also is survived by three sons and two daughters. Paintsville Herald Thursday Sep. 10, 1936

 
PICKLESIMER, J.H.
1936
Death Claims Aged Citizen
J. H. Picklesimer, Age 72, Hager Hill, Victim of Pneumonia J. H. Picklesimer, 72 years old, of Hager Hill, and formerly a teacher in the Johnson County Schools, died last Saturday morning, September 19, as a result of an attack of pneumonia.  He died in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Van Lear Baptist Church and burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill.  The Rev. L. F. Caudill officiated at the services. Mr. Picklesimer was born August 7, 1864, and was the son of William and Martha Jane Picklesimer.  He was united in marriage to Minerva Jane Watkins in 1884.  She preceded him in death twenty years ago.  He is survived by three sons, Dorman, of Hager Hill; Maurice of Denver, and Emerson of Vanceburg.  Two brothers, Willie Picklesimer of Oil Springs and Manford, of Paintsville, also survive. Mr. Picklesimer was a widely known citizen of his section of Johnson County.  He was active in Church and civic affairs and was widely read. For years he had been the representative of the Paintsville Herald at Hager Hill and West Van Lear.  His weekly column, which chronicled the events in the lives of those communities, will be sadly missed by many.  Always cheerful, his active life, failed to show his actual age. His wide circle of friends join with his family in mourning the passing of this prominent and widely known citizen. Paintsville Herald Thursday September 25, 1936
 
OBITUARY J. H. Picklesimer, son of William and Martha Jane Picklesimer, was born August 7, 1864.  Died September 19, at 4:45 a.m., 1936.  Age 72 years, 1 month and 12 days. He was united in marriage to Minerva Jane Watkins November 20, 1884, who proceded him in death December 23, 1916. To this union were born five children, on daughter preceded him in death November 10, 1921. The youngest son Nov. 21, 1900.  Surviving are three sons, Dorman of Hager Hill, Maurice of Denver and Emerson of Vanceburg, Ky.  Two brothers, Willie of Oil Springs, and Manford M. Picklesimer of Paintsville.  Twenty four grand children and twelve great grand children. He was converted February 1881 and joined the Missionary Baptist Church and lived a strict Christian life until God said it's enough.  He passed quietly into the rest that remains for the people of God. So farewell dear loved on from This earth for evermore, We will meet again in heaven, On that Happy Golden Shore. Paintsville Herald Thursday September 25, 1936

 
PRESTON, Clarence
1936
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Preston September 24 and took from them their oldest son Clarence, who was 14 years old.  He was a victim of typhoid fever.  He leaves to mourn their loss the following relatives:  Two sisters Opal and Verona Mae, four brothers Clifford, James, Claud, Ray and Robert Jay; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Daniel and Mrs. Julius Spears of River and many other relatives and friends.  He was in the eighth grade at the River school and was loved by all who knew him.  He was laid to rest in the Daniel cemetery on Wiley Branch. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 1, 1936

 
PRESTON, Mrs J.H.
1936
Mrs. J. H. Preston Called By Death
Mrs. J. H. Preston, of Louisa, died at her home there last Saturday after an illness of several weeks.  She was the mother of Mrs. Edford Walters and Mrs. Effie McGuire, both of Paintsville.  They were at their mother’s bedside when death came.  Mrs. Preston was widely known in the Big Sandy Valley and leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. She had been in ill health for some time and Mrs. Walters and Mrs. McGuire have spent much time in Louisa. Funeral services were held in Louisa Monday of this week. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-1-1936

 
RICE, Henry Bascom
1936
Bascom Rice Died Sept. 28 Bascom Rice, age 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clark Pelphrey of Jennies Creek September 28, following a short illness from peritonitis which developed from an injury to a rib more than a year ago. Mr. Rice was a native of Magoffin County, but has made his home in Johnson County for the past several years where he worked as a carpenter. He is survived by several children, all of who reside in Johnson County.  His wife died several years ago. Funeral services were held at Hager Hill in charge of Rev. Burns Conley. Burial near Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-8-1936
 
HENRY BASCOM RICE Henry Bascom Rice was born November 8, 1865, the son of Martin V. and Nancy Rice. He was the second child of a family of eight, four brothers and three sisters.  He was 70 years, 10 months and 20 days old.  He departed this life September 28, 1936. The surviving members of the family are Alex Rice, of Royalton, Ky.; Jack Rice, Ivyton, Ky.; Robert Rice, Hager Hill, Ky., brothers; Sarah Kelly, Wenatchee, Washington, and Molly Patrick, Bradley, Ky., sisters. Henry Bascom Rice and Frankie Fletcher were united in marriage March 22, 1888.  To this union were born five children, Rouie Caudill, Oil Springs, Ky.; Lucy Conley, Hager Hill, Ky.; Lora Pelphrey, Staffordsville, Ky., Luther Rice, Staffordsville, and Jessie Rice, deceased.  There were eight grand children, six of whom are living. Mr. Rice was born and reared in Magoffin County.  He moved to Johnson County in 1908.  He was a carpenter by trade and worked and made friends in numerous sections of Eastern Kentucky.  He had made friends wherever he went with his kind and friendly disposition.  He was well and favorably known in almost every vicinity in this part of the State. One consolation for the grief-stricken children, relatives and friends is that Mr. Rice has gone to a better place where he can join his wife and rest in peace forever more.  He said he was ready to meet his wife in heaven where there will be no more pain and sorrow. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Oct. 8, 1936

 
RICHMOND, Henry Brown
1936
Henry Brown Richmond Victim of Accident On Johns Creek
Henry Brown Richmond, 23 years old and a son of E.B. Richmond, was killed Sunday, when the automobile in which he was riding plunged over an embankment near the home of his father on Johns Creek. According to the reports the car had been stuck in a mud hole. After it had been pushed free young Richmond jumped on the running board to guide the car. A dog which was near the scene ran after the car and when Mr. Richmond turned to drive the dog away he lost control of the car and it plunged over the bank. He was killed instantly. For several years he had been working at Holden, WV, and had come to his old home for a short visit. He was not married. He is survived by his father, three sisters and three brothers, and was a nephew of W.R. Richmond of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at the home place at Johns Creek, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial was in the family cemetery there. The Rev. Burns Honeycutt officiated at the last rites for the young man. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 1936

 
ROBINSON, Lexie (Fitzpatrick)
1936 Lexie Fitzpatrick Robinson, born September 11, 1909, and departed this life September 3, 1936, age 27 years and 2 days. She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Tom Fitzpatrick, of Leander, Ly. In 1930 she was married to Ernest Robinson, of East Point, Ky., where they made their home until she became ill. At the time of her death she was at the home of her mother, of Leander, Ky. She was converted in august 1934 and had lived a devoted Christian life since that time. She bore her sufferings patiently and bravely to the end. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, mother, three brothers, and on sister.  Tom Roy Fitzpatrick, Paintsville, Ky.; Roe and J. B. Fitzpatrick at home, and Mrs. Eugene Bayes, Riceville, Ky.  Her father preceded her in death some few years ago. She will be missed by her family, neighbors and friends, as she was loved by all who knew her. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Sept. 10. 1936

 
WILEY, Len
1936
PROMINENT OFFUTT, KY, MINISTER PASSES SUDDENLY
The Rev. Len Wiley, 50 years old of Offutt, died suddenly at his home, there last Tuesday September 15.  His death came as a result of a heart attack which he suffered while harvesting hay in his field.  He was in apparent good health when he went to work, but he succumbed suddenly in the early afternoon. He was buried in the family cemetery at Offutt. The Reverend Wiley was a minister in the United Baptist Church and one of the most devout members since early boyhood.  He became an ordained minister at the age of 25 years and has been one of the outstanding men in his community all his life.  He was widely known and loved by all who came in contact with him. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Mollie Van Hoose Wiley and two children. Mrs. Norvil Sparks of Freeburn, Ky; and Earl Wiley of Offutt. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wiley of Wiley Branch also survive him. Paintsville Herald 9-25-1936  Thursday



OCTOBER - 1936
AUXIER, Dorothy Jewel
1936
The death angel visted the home of Mr. and Mrs. Polk Auxier and took from them their little girl Dorothy Jewell. She was survived by her father, mother, two brothers, two grandmothers, one grandfather besides a host of relatives and friends. Rev. C. S. Honeycutt condutced the funeral services and the little one was laid to rest in the Auxier Cemetery at Block-house bottom. Paintsville Herald  Thursday 10-22-1936

 
BRICKLEY, Lena (Floyd)
1936
LENA BRICKLEY
Heart Attack Fatal To Van Lear Woman
Mrs. Lena Brickley, age 55, died at her home at Van Lear last Saturday morning, a victim of a heart attack. Mrs. Bricklry was a prominent woman of Van Lear and her passing will be mourned by a large number of relatives and friends. She had been a sufferer from high blood pressure for a number of years, She died suddenly Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at Van Lear Monday in charge of Rev. Bowling, who also had charge of the services at the grave. Besides her husband, Ed Brickley, she is survived by four sons, Charles, John, Everett, and Glenn Brickley, all of Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Henshaw of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Miss Dorothy Brickley at home. She is also survived by one brother, John Floyd, of Williamson, W. Va. and two sisters  Mrs. Fielding, Willis and Mrs. R. I. Toler. Following funeral servies the body was brought to Paintsville where interment was made in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Bridgeford. The Painstville Furniture Company had charge of the funeral arrangements. Painstville Herald Thursday 10-15-1936

 
CURTIS, George
1936
George Curtis, Age 93, Died Thursday
George Curtis, age 93 years, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. James King, at Van Lear last Thursday night, October 8, 1936 from infirmities of advanced age. Mr. Curtis was a well known citizen and has many relatives throughout the county. The body was prepared for burial by the Paintsville Furniture Company and taken to the old home near Red Bush for Friday. The aged man is survived by several children, all residents of Johnson County. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY OCT 15 1936

 
DANIEL, Daniel Jasper
1936
DEATH CLAIMS ASHLAND MAN
Dan Daniel, 87, Former Local Citizen Passes.
Dan Daniel, 87 years old, died at his home in Ashland last Friday, October 1.  He had been ill only a few months. A son of Isom and Nellie Daniel.  Mr. Daniel was born and reared in Johnson County, but moved to Ashland about fifteen years ago where he has since made his home. He is survived by his wife and several children and grandchildren.  Among the Johnson County relatives are a brother, Dave Daniel, of Flat Gap; a son, Arby Daniel, of Kerz; a daughter, Mrs. Jim Gambill, of White House, and a niece, Mrs. Walter Spradlin of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Normal, a suburb of Ashland, and burial in the Williams Cemetery. A number of Johnson County people attended the funeral and burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Oct.08 1936 NOTE:  full name is Daniel Jasper Daniel;  m Rebecca Stapleton; dau is Rosa Daniel m Jim Gambill. 

 
DILLS, Norman
1936
Former County Man Shot By Ex-Convict.
Norman Dills, age 21, was shot and instantly killed Sunday afternoon at Indian Run near Russell, Ky.. According to reports reaching here Dills was shot by Ben Tarr, who made his escape following the shooting. Particulars as to the details of the shooting. Greenup county officers say that Tarr is an ex-convict and was out on parole, having served a number of years in the penitentiary for killing Glenn Davis in Greenup County 18 years ago. Norman Dills was born and resided in Johnson County until a few years ago when the family moved to Russell. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dills of Painstville. He was also a nephew of Jesse B. Dills who was killed in Painstville a few years ago by Joe Castle while Dills was serving as a policeman in Painstville. Young Dills had many relatives in Johnson County. Burial at Flatwoods near Ashland Tuesday. A number of local people attened the funeral and burial. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-22-1936

 
GARLAND, Mrs C. R.
1936
WIFE OF LOCAL PASTOR FATALLY INJURED FRIDAY.
Mrs. C. R. Garland, wife of Rev. C. R. Garland, newly appointed pastor of the M. E. Church here, was fatally injured last Saturday near Cumberland, Ky., when the automobile in which she was riding with her husband was struck by another motor. She died Sunday afternoon without regaining consciousness. The Garlands were on their way from their former home at Benham, Ky., to Paintsville at the time of the tragedy.  Reverend Garland had been pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Benham for the past seven years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Benham and the body was taken to Tennessee the former home of the deceased for burial. The following persons from Paintsville attended the funeral; Judge and Mrs. Claude Buckingham, W. H. Salyer, D. H. Dorton, Mrs. L. G. Meade, Mrs. Edna May Meade and Herbert Wheeler Paintsville Herald Thursday October 8, 1936

 
JONES, Ray DOuglas
1936
PNEUMONIA FATAL TO RAY DOUGLAS JONES
Ray Douglas, the twenty-one-months-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Terry A. Jones, and grandson of Mrs. Henry Allen Borders, died at the Jones Home near Paintsville Monday, October 12, a victim of pneumonia.  He had contracted the disease about a week previous to his death.  The little son was the youngest of the family and his death was a severe blow to his parents. He is survived by his parents, grandmother, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. W. I Canter of the Mayo Memorial Church.  The body was prepared for burial by the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company where it was interred in the Porter Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday Oct. 14, 1936

 
MEADE, Lloyd
1936
Man Killed In Ohio October 30, 1936
Lloyd Meade, age 23, was killed in an automobile wreck in Ohio, October 30, 1936, and the body was brought to the home of his brother; Tollie Meade, of Paintsville where funeral services were held Sunday Afternoon.  The body was prepared for burial at Tiffin, Ohio, and shipped to Paintsville for burial. Young Meade was a graduate of the Junior Home School.  He entered the Home January 11, 1918, from Lacy, Ky., and was graduated in June 1931, leaving the institution in August of that year. He enlisted ion the Army and was honorably discharged on the completion of his regular term of service July 3, 1936. He was well known in Johnson and Magoffin counties where he had many relatives. Surviving are his three sisters and three brothers, Chloe and Nola, both of Shelbyville; Eula Meade, Staffordsville; Rolla, residing in Kentucky; Albert, football coach in the Ashland High School, and Tollie of Paintsville. Van Hoy Johnson, also a graduate of the Home and schoolmate of Meade, was also injured. In the Accident which caused Mr. Meade's death, but is recovering from his injuries at the Fostoria Hospital, Tiffin, Ohio. 11-12-1936

 
MEEK, Asa
1936
THELMA MAN DIED OCT. 1
PNEUMONIA FATAL TO ASA MEEK AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS.
Asa Meek, age 46 years, died Thursday, October 1, following an illness of seven days from pneumonia.  Mr. Meek was a member of a large family and was a well known citizen of the east end of the county. Besides his widow he is survived by fours sons, and also four brothers, Rev. Winfrey Meek, T. J. Meek, Jesse and Harrison Meek, and a large number of other relatives. Funeral services were held at the home Friday, October 2, in charge of Rev. J. W. butcher of Johnson County and Rev. J. J. Prater of Magoffin County. Burial at Thelma Paintsville Herald Thursday October 8, 1936

 
PACK, W. R.
1936
W. R. PACK DIED FRIDAY
Former County Merchant Passes at River, Ky.
Nature was at the peak of October lovliness and the sun cast its warm rays of friendliness over the scene when W. R. Pack, native of Johnson County, was laid to rest Sunday at River, Ky. He died at 7:30 o’clock last Friday night at the Memorial Hospital in Huntington after an illness of about two months.Mr. Pack, formerly a Johnson County merchant and well known resident of this section, had been living at Huntington for several years. He was a valued employee of the electrical railway company there and for years had been a motorman on the Huntington-Ashland run. He was a member of one of the county’s most prominent families. Mr. Pack was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Pack of Williamsport and a nephew of George W. Pack, prominent merchant of that place.Mr. Pack married Iuka Welch, daughter of the late Captain John Welch and Mrs. Elizabeth Welch, a prominent steamboat pilot of the bygone "river days" and one of the country’s best citizens, who died about a year ago. Mrs. Welch still lives with her daughter, Mrs. Pack, in Huntington.Mr. Pack worked until about two months before his death. He had been removed from his home to the hospital about three weeks before death. Although his family was aware that his condition was serious, his death was not expected at the time. He had been unusually talkative during all day Friday. His daughter, Mrs. Ruby Oxley, was at his bedside at the time. Other members of his family had left just a few minutes before. Mr. Pack had just asked his daughter to fix the bed covers when he suddenly threw his head back and died, apparently of a heart attack, without any sign of pain or struggle, it was said. The friendship won in the West Virginia metropolis by the Pack family was evidenced by the huge array of beautiful floral offerings and the large crowd from Huntington, Ashland and other nearby points who attended the funeral and burial services. The funeral was conducted at River Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Arthur Green of Ashland, at the home of W. J. Walters, life-long friend of Mr. Pack. The Masonic lodge of Paintsville conducted the last rites at the grave under the direction of Paul Calvert, Master. Besides his daughter Ruby, Mr. Pack is survived by his wife, another daughter, Mrs. C. T. Skeer, of Huntington; a brother Charles Pack of Betsy Layne, Ky., and grandchildren, Betty Zoe and Thomas Skeer, and John Oxley of Huntington. Besides his immediate family among those from Huntington and Ashland who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Arrowood and daughter Carroll Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brammer; Mrs. Iuka Thompson,; Josephus Ward; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Preston, Jeff Stafford, Mrs. Julia Ward and others. A large crowd from Paintsville attended. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY NOV. 5 1936

 
PRICE, Nancy (VanHoose)
1936
Mother of White House Man Dies Louisa, Ky., Oct. 7.
Mrs. Nancy Vanhoose Price, 82, widow of the late Charles price, died at her home near Patrick after a long illness. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday morning from the home with the Rev. W.B. Curnutte, at Louisa, officiating and enterment was made in the Price cemetery near Patrick under the direction of the Curtrigh Funeral Home. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Vanhoose. She had been a member of the Baptist church for more than a quarter of a century. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Emory Fannin, and Mrs. W.M. Daniels, of Richardson, Ky., Mrs. Ed Parks of Patrick, and Mrs. Pearl Shepherd, of Ashland, Ky., and by three sons, Sterling Price, at home, Kent Price, of Whitehouse, Ky., and John price, of Patrick, Ky. Paintsville Herald - Thursday  October 8, 1936

 
STRICKLIN, Eva (Wheeler)
1936
MRS. STRICKLIN DIED FRIDAY
Paintsville Woman Succumbs After Short Illness.
Mrs. Charlie Stricklin, age about 32 years, died at her home on upper Main Street last Friday following an illness of more than a month's duration.  Mrs. Stricklin was one of the the city's best women and her death is mourned by a large number of friends as well as her immediate family.  Mrs. Stricklin was formerly Miss Eva Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wheeler, of Wilbur, Ky. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Freewill Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Burns Conley and Rev. Roscoe Lemaster. Burial in the Fairchild Cemetery in charge of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Besides her husband she is survived by her parents and three small children. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-15-1936

 
TRAVIS, Doris Ann
1936
VAN LEAR INFANT DIED WEDNESDAY
Doris Ann Travis, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Travis, died at her home at Van Lear Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, after a short illness.  Burial Thursday at Sycamore in charge of the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday October 8, 1936

 
WHITTAKER, James
1936
PROMINENT WHITAKER CITIZEN A VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
James Whitaker, 85, died at his home at Whitaker, KY, following a two days illness from double pneumonia.  He was a prominent citizen of his section and was born January 3, 1851, and passed away October 16, 1936. The body was prepared for burial by the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company.  The last rites were conducted by the Reverends Hargus Conley, Jim Yates, Joel Conley and A. L. Baldridge, and the body was laid to rest in the family cemetery. Mr. Whitaker had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 50 years. Born to Mr. Whitaker and his devoted wife were 19 children, 15 of whom are living.  All attended the funeral with the exception of Mitchell Whitaker who is in South America. Besides numerous friends he was survived by his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Whitaker 83, fifteen children living, 7- grandchildren and 32 great grand children. The children are as follows: Ruben Whitaker, Bonanza, Ky; Mrs. William Fraley, East Point, Ky; Mrs. Caleb Johnson, Hartley, Ky; THomas Whitaker, Piketon, Ohio; Mitchell Whitaker, South America; Mrs. Frank Kaindle, Saginaw, Mich.; Miss Clara Whitaker at home, Frank Whitaker, Van Lear, Ky; Jeff Whitaker at home, Tan Whitaker, Van Lear; Mrs. Norman Slone, Albert, Ky; Mrs. W.T. Robinson, Ashland, Ky; Cleveland Whitaker, Whitaker, Ky; Mrs. Rex Blair, Whitaker, Ky; and Mrs. Everett Blair, Whitaker, Ky. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-29-1936
 
WHITAKER, James JAS. WHITAKER RITES SUNDAY Funeral Delayed One Year at The Request of the Deceased Funeral services for James Whitaker, who died October 16, 1936, were held last Sunday on the head of Jennies Creek. A large crowd attended and all the living children were present. Preaching was in charge of the Reverends Jim Yates, John Prater, Hargus Conley, Albert Marshall, John Crum and Millard O’Bryan. The services were closed by Rev. Elzie Banks. Dinner was served for the more than one hundred people. Following the dinner another service was held at the home. Mr. Whitaker had been a member of the United Baptist Church for forty-one years. He was eighty- five years old at the time of his death. It was the request of Mr. Whitaker that his funeral be held one year after death. Mrs.  Whitaker is still living and is 86 years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker were the parents of 19 children, 15 of whom are still living. PAINTSVILLE  HERALD THURSDAY SEPT.  9     1937



NOVEMBER - 1936
BLANTON, W. R.
1936
OBITUARY W. R. BLANTON.
The many friends of W. R. Blanton, generally known as Uncle Bill, will be deeply grieved to learn of his death, which occurred at his home at Manila, Ky., November 1, following a brief illness. He was the son of James H. and Mary Blanton, born July 12, 1864.  He was married to Juda E. McFarland May 20, 1886.  To this union were born nine children, four of whom died in infancy. The five surviving are Bessie Blair, Oscar Blanton, Lizzie Tackett, Carrie McKenzie and Beulah Lemaster. He was 72 years, 3 months and 20 days old at the time of his death.  Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn their loss one brother, S. L. Blanton, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gullett and Mrs. Liddie McKenzie and a host of other relatives and friends. Uncle Bill was loved by all who knew him.  His sterling character was such that he had gained the respect of all with whom he came in contact. A FRIEND. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Nov. 19, 1936

 
CLAY, Henry
1936
Well Known Citizen Passes After Long Illness
Henry Clay, age 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Castle, at Lowmansville, Tuesday, November 16 1936. Mr. Clay had been in ill health for more than a year, but had been in a serious condition for the past several months. His death was not unexpected. Mr. Clay was a well known and highly respected citizen of the county. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for many years and had lived a consistent Christian life. For many years he made his home at River, Ky. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by five sons and three daughters, who are numbered among the county's best citizens. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Lowmansville in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston of Paintsville and burial in the family burying grounds there. The Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company directed the funeral and burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY NOV 19 1936

 
CRIDER, Nancy (Music)
1936
Mother of Paintsville Man Died at East Point.
Mrs. Sam Crider, age 83 years, died at her home at East Point last Saturday, November 14, from complications arising from advanced age. Mrs. Crider was a member of a large and influential Johnson County family. Before her marriage to Sam Crider in 1887, she was Miss Nancy Music, daughter of Michael and Mary Music. Mrs. Crider had lived a consistent Christian life and had been a member of the Christian Church at East Point for the past sixty years. She was known to her neighbors and friends as a devoted wife, a loving mother and a devout Christian. She was the mother of seven children, one of whom is Grover Crider of Paintsville. Besides her husband, Sam Crider, she is survived by one brother, John A Music, of Hager Hill, and six children as follows; Alex Crider, Ligon, Ky; W. M. Crider, Hager Hill, Ky; Grover Crider, Paintsville; S. L. Crider, East Point; Mrs. A. B. Burnett, Dennison Ohio, and Mrs. Elner Hester, Denver Ky. She also has hundreds of relatives throughout the Big Sandy Valley. Funeral services were held at the Christain Church at East Point Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. S. C. Honeycutt, of Auxier, had charge of the services. A large crowd attened the funeral and burial, directed by the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company.
 
Mrs. Nancy Music Crider, depated this life November 14, 1936, age 80 years. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary Music. She married S. M. Crider March 25, 1887. To this union seven children were born of which all are living except one who preceded her in death a few years ago. She has been a member of the Christian Church for 60 years, being a good wife, loving mother and a devoted Christain. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband, one brother, John A Music, of Hager Hill, and six children, Alex Crider, of Ligon Ky; W. M. Crider, Hager Hill; Grover Crider, Paintsville; S. L. Crider of East Point; Mrs. A. B. Burnett of Dennison, Ohio; and Mrs. Elner Hester of Denver, Ky., besides a host of relatives, grandchildren and many friends. Funeral services were held Sunday evening at 2 o'clock at the Christain Church, Rev. C. S. Honeycutt was in charge pf the services, a large crowd attended the funeral, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-19-1936

 
DOOLEY, Herbert
1936
We are very sorry to hear of the death of Herbert Dooley.   He died at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and was brought to this place.  Burial was in the family cemetery near  Charley.  He was about 20 years of age and is survived by his father and mother,  three sisters and four brothers in addition to many other relatives and friends. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY NOV.05 1936

 
FOWLER, Effie
1936
WEST VAN LEAR WOMAN DIED NOV. 5
Mrs. Effie Fowler, age 54 years, died at her home at West Van Lear, Thursday, November 5.  Mrs. Fowler had been ill for several months.  She was the widow of the late Otto Fowler who was killed in a mine accident in West Virginia sixteen months ago.  Mrs. Fowler was a good Christian woman and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of her passing. The body was prepared for burial by the Paintsville Furniture Company and laid to rest beside her husband at Van Lear. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mollie Meddings, and several brothers and sisters, including Mrs. James Pack of Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Nov. 12, 1936

 
JACKSON, Dicie (Sparks)
1936
DEATH CLAIMS AGED WOMAN
Mrs. Dicie Jackson Passes at Conley, Ky., Friday
Mrs. Dicie Sparks Jackson, age 77, died at her home at Conley, Ky., last Friday morning a victim of nervous trouble from which she had suffered for a number of years. She was born January 27, 1859. She was married to John Jackson December 17, 1879, and to this union were born ten children, eight of whom lived to be grown. They are George Jackson, Wenatchee, Washington; Haywood Jackson, deceased; Lundy Jackson, deceased; Mrs. B. F. Whitt, Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Mrs. Malcolm Sturgell, Conley, Ky.; Mrs. Eck Patrick, Burning Fork, Ky.; Clarence Jackson and Mrs. John Adams, Conley, and twin daughters who died in infancy. Besides her aged husband and children she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jim Honacker of Oil Springs; Mrs. Jack Shaver of West Liberty, Ky., one brother, Daniel Sparks of Van Lear, Ky., thirty-six grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a good mother and friend. Mrs. Jackson joined the United Baptist Church at the age of 18 years and has lived a devoted Christian life, true to her church and her home. Funeral Services were held at the old home in charge of Rev. John Prater. Interment was made in the cemetery near the home of Green Adams. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-12-1936

 
LEMASTER, Amanda E.
1936
OIL SPRINGS WOMAN DIES
Illness Fatal to Mrs. Amanda E. Lemaster
Mrs. Amanda E. Lemaster, 78 yeas old, died at a local hospital November 2, 1936, from complications due to advanced age.  Mrs. Lemaster was a prominent woman of the Oil Springs section of the county and was well known for her traits of Christian character.  She had many friends in that section who are grieved because of her passing. She was the wife of James W. Lemaster, a prominent farmer and oil man. The Paintsville Furniture Company had charge of the funeral arrangements.  Funeral services were held from the home and burial was in the family cemetery there. Besides her husband, she is survived by a number of children and a large number of relatives in Johnson and Magoffin counties. Paintsville Herald Thursday November 12, 1936

 
MAY, Julia F. (Rice)
1936
Well Known Salyersville Woman Victim of Stroke.
Mrs. Julia Rice May, age 70 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. H Caudill, at Salyersville, November 24, following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. May was making her home with her daughter at the time of her death. Mrs. May was one of the best known and loved women of Magoffin County, and the great number of floral offerinngs attested the esteem in which she was held by those who knew her best. She had been a devout member of the Baptist Church for a great number of years. She was known in both Johnson and Magoffin Counties where she has many relatives. She was the mother of Mrs. Glenn Powell of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at the Missionary Baptist Church of Salyersville on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. B. F. Caudill. Burial in the family cemetery on Burning Fork Road. A large number of people, including several from Paintsville, attended the funeral and burial. The following obituary was read at the funeral: Julia Frances Rice May, daughter of Harrison and Sarah Ann Rowland Rice, was born December 7, 1865, and died November 24, 1936, at age of seventy years, eleven months and seven-teen days. She was married to H. C. May on October 9, 1890. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1914. She is surviced by eight children, one brother, one sister, and 21 grand children. Shortly after her marriage she was converted and united with the Ivyton Baptist Church in which church her husband was Deacon. She remained a faithful member of that church until her death. She was a kind and loving mother, devoted to her home and family, a good neighbor, charitable toward the poor and conpassionate to the sick. Since her profession of faith in Christ her life has proved to the many who knew her, to be an earnest devoted Christian and today, not only her loved ones, but the hundreds of friends who knew her loved her. Painstville Herald 12-3-1936

 
O'BRYAN, Clark
1936
CLARK O’BRYAN DIED NOV 12, AFTER SHORT ILLNESS.
Clark O’Bryan, 69 years old, died at his home in Paintsville, Thursday, November 12, after a short illness from a complication of diseases due to advancing age. Mr. O’Bryan was a well known and respected citizen and had spent the greater part of his life in Paintsville. His wife proceeded him in death several years ago and he was never remarried. Mr. O’Bryan had many relatives and friends throughout Johnson County and his death brings sorrow to many.Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Burgess on Euclid Avenue Saturday in charge of Rev. Millard VanHoose and Rev. H.B. Conley. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company. Burial was made by the side of his wife in the family lot in the old City Cemetery north of Paintsville. A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral and burial. He is survived by the following children ; Mrs. William Burgess, Mrs. Millard Fraley, and Ed O’Bryan, all of Paintsville, and Fred O’Bryan of Hunter, Ky. All the children were present for the funeral and burial.The following obituary was read at the funeral by Rev. Millard VanHoose of the Freewill Baptist Church : Manford Clark O’Bryan was born in Johnson County October 30, 1867. Death visited him and touched his tired heart and he fell into that slumber of everlasting sleep about 10:45 p. m., November 12, 1936.He was the son of James and Amanda O’Bryan, his father and mother having preceded him in death many years ago.In the year of 1885 he was married to Elizabeth Tackett, also of Johnson County, and to this union were born five children, of whom four are living. They are Ed O’Bryan, of Paintsville; Fred O’Bryan of Hunter, Ky.; Mrs. William Burgess and Mrs. Millard Fraley of Paintsville.In addition to the above-named children he leaves 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He said he was ready and waiting for the end to come, that he might be with Jesus. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 1936

 
RATLIFF, Bud
1936
Bud Ratliff Is Heart Victim Local Man Drops Dead While Going Home
Bud Ratliff, age 76, suffered a heart attack and died instantly last Friday, November 27.  Mr. Ratliff, who resides on Horse Mill Branch, had been in town most of the day and had started home.  While about half way up the cemetery road which leads across the hill to his home he was seized with an attack and fell in the road. A small boy nearby discovered Mr. Ratliff’s plight and called Dr. D. H. Daniel from the City View Hospital.  The aged man was breathing his last when Dr. Daniel arrived at the scene.  Mr. Ratliff had been suffering from heart trouble for several months. Funeral services were held at the home on Horse Mill Branch and burial in the Turner Cemetery, two miles west of Paintsville. Mr. Ratliff is survived by his widow and several grown boys and girls. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-3-36

 
RIGGSBY, Simon P.
1936
Magoffin Man Died Nov. 28
Brother of Local Merchant Passes In Magoffin
Simon P. Riggsby, age 51, died at his home at Lacy, Magoffin County, November 28. He was a son of Lewis C. Riggsby and a brother of F.F. Riggsby, merchant of Paintsville. He is survived by his wife and eleven children. He is also survived by his aged parents, one brother, F.F. Riggsby, and five sisters; Mrs. J.R. Picklesimer, Beaver, OH; Mrs. Meneffee Montgomery, Mrs. John Montgomery, Mrs. Clark Montgomery, and Mrs. Willie Hamilton, all of Lacy. One sister preceded him in death 11 years ago. Mr. Riggsby was a good Christian man having been a member of the United Baptist Church for many years. Funeral and burial at Lacy, Monday and a large crowd attended the services. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 1936

 
SLONE, Crate
1936
Crate Slone died at his home at Chandlersville, following an illness from double pneumonia. Mr. Slone professed hope in Christ and joined the United Baptist Church, not more than two months ago.  Although he had been in ill health his death came as a shock to his many friends. The last rites were conducted by Rev. George Gibbs and the body was laid to rest in the Daniel Cemetery. Besides numerous friends he is survived by his widow Mrs. Ollie Slone and seven children all attending the funeral.  The bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of this community. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-5-1936

 
SPRADLIN, Mary E. (Helton) 1936 Mrs. Spradlin Died In Ohio Funeral For Prominent Woman Held Here. Mrs. Mary E. Spradlin, age 70, a former citizen of Paintsville, but who has been a resident of Portsmouth, Ohio, for the past 18 years, died at her home there Monday, following a brief illness of one week. Mrs. Spradlin was one of the county's best known and well loved Christian women and related to a large number of local people. She was a memeber of a prominent Johnson County family and was a sister of the late Dr. Addison Helton, of Washington, D.C., and Bascom Helton, who died at Staffordsville a few years ago. She was the widow of the late Alfonso Spradlin of Paintsville who died during the epidemic of typhoid fever here thirty years ago. Funeral services were held from the home of her brother-in-law, Ben J. Spradlin Wednesday afternoon. Burial in the old Frank Spradlin cemetery on Mayo Farm. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Spradlin of Stone, Ky., and a large number of relatives in Johnson County. Note: Paintsville Herald, November 12, 1936

 
SPRADLIN, Tava
1936
Death Claims Denver Woman
Mrs. Tava Spradlin, age 30, wife of Tom Spradlin, died at her home at Denver last Saturday after a few days illness following the birth of a newly born baby. She is survived by her husband and several children. Funeral and burial at Denver in charge of the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company. Denver The death angel visited the home of Tom Spradlin and took from them a loving wife and mother. She had been in poor health for some time. She leaves to mourn her loss, a loving husband and four small daughters, a father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Sant Spradlin, four sisters Mrs. Mason Ward, Mrs. Mose Spradlin, Mrs. Rueben Fairchild and Mrs. Gordan Spradlin three brothers Virgil, Norman and Arnold all of this place, and a host of friends who were shocked to hear of her death and extended their sympathy to the bereaved family. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery near their home. Note: The Paintsville Herald, Thursday, December 3, 1936

 
WHEELER, Greenville P.
1936
G. P. Wheeler Passes After Illness of Several Weeks.
G. P. Wheeler, age 80 years died at the City View Hospital in Paintsville last Thursday November 26, 1936, following an illness of several weeks from a complication of disease due to a general breakdown. Mr. Wheeler was born in the county but spent the greater part of his life in Magoffin County where he was engaged in business.  He had retired from business and spent his declining years in Paintsville. He is survived by his widow and several children. Funeral services were held at eh United Baptist Church in Paintsville, and a large number of relatives and friends of the family attended the service.  Following the funeral the body was taken to the old home place at Wheelersburg in Magoffin County for burial. The Mountain Furniture and Hardware Co. directed the funeral and burial. Rev. Alonzo Wright, of Wheelersburg, Ohio had charge of the funeral services and read the following paper at the funeral..
 
Greenville Powers Wheeler was born at Flat Gap, on November 5, 1856, and died at the City View Hospital in Paintsville, on November 26, 1936.   At the time of his death he was 80 years and 21 days old. Mr. Wheeler had been suffering for some time with a complication of disease, which finally resulted in his death.  He was a son of Daniel and Mary Wheeler who formally lived on Frank's Creek in Johnson County but each of whom preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Wheeler was one of the outstanding men in this county.  Probably no other man of his age was better informed on the general issues of the day and on the history of the past than Mr. Wheeler.  He has always been recognized as a leader in the community where he has lived and his neighbors were free to go to him for advice and most always accepted his judgment as the basis of settlement for neighbor hood misunderstandings. He was married to Melvina Wheeler on November 27, 1873.  There were born to this union eleven children, six of whom are living.  They are J. W. Wheeler, Ashland, KY. B. I. Wheeler, Idaho, Ohio; D. M. Wheeler, Wheelersburg, Ky, O. S. Wheeler of Wheelersburg, Ky, Mrs. Carrie Jenkins, Everett, Ky., Mrs. Bessie Brown, Paintsville, Ky. In addition to the eleven children born to his union Mr. Wheeler and his wife have reared six grandchildren whose names are as follows; Mrs. Edna Nickell Hale, Cyrus, Ky.; Mrs. Addie Neckell Blanton, Wheelersburg, Ky.; Rawleigh M. Nickells Cleveland, Ohio;  C. R. Nickell, Paintsville, Ky, ; Frank Brown Paintsville, KY; and Junior Brown Paintsville, Ky. Mr. Wheeler was one of the pioneer citizens of Johnson County.  When a young man and shortly after his marriage Mr. Wheeler moved to Wheelersburg, Magoffin County, where he purchased a farm and reared his family.  He was in the merchandise business for a number of years while he lived in Magoffin County.  About fifteen years ago he moved to Paintsville where he resided for approximately 8 years and then moved to Wakefield, Ohio, where he purchased a farm.  He lived in Ohio about 5 years and returned to Paintsville, where he lived up until his death. He leaves surviving him his widow, the children and grandchildren above named. Three brothers, same Wheeler, Flat Gap; B. R. Wheeler, Flat Gap, Lewis Wheeler, Stockdale, Ohio. and five sisters whose names are as follows:  Nan Wheeler Murray in the state of Colorado; Dorcus Wheeler Bayes in the state of Washington;  Cynthia Wheeler Wheelersburg, Ohio, Dora Wheeler Williams, Flat Gap and Sara Wheeler Bishop of Lawrence County Ky.  His children though grown and each married regularly sought his advice in the problems of life.  We believe the following little poem coveys, in a measure, the sentiment this large group of children had for their "Dad". Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-3-1936


DECEMBER - 1936

ARROWOOD, Jack
1936
DEATH CLAIMS AGED CITIZEN
Uncle Jack Arrowood Succumbs At Age of 85.
Jack Arrowood, 85 years old, of River, this county, died December 31, 1936 at 11 a.m. at his home on Wiley Branch. He had been ill about three weeks. He made his home with his son Marion. "Uncle Jack", as he was lovingly called be neighbors and friends came to Johnson County when he was a young man. His brother George and other members of the family accompanied him. They lived on Millers Creek, Buffalo Creek, and other parts of the county, but, "Uncle Jack" spent the last 54 years on his farm on Wiley Branch, near River postoffice. "Uncle Jack" was a "Yankee" soldier during the Civil War and it was very intersting to hear  him describe battles and incidents that happened during this war. His memory was unusually good for his age. He was a very pleasant and jolly old fellow despite the fact  that rheumatism (which he had suffered for the past 30 years,) had made him a cripple  and he had hobbled about on a crutch and cane. He was a great lover of horses and other live stock and delighted in trading. His  judgement of livestock was exceptionally good. Uncle Jack had a wonderful personality for making and keeping friends. He  married Maryelin Welch, who preceded him in death. They have three children died,  and nine still living. Those living are, Mrs. Nan Castle, Mingo, Ky., Mrs. Julia Russell, of West Virginia, Mrs. Emma Brown, of Van Lear, Mrs. Florence Wallace of Wayland, Ky.,  Farris Arrowood, Van Lear, Liss Arrowood, of Rush, Ky., Boyd County, Pete Arrowood, of Glenwood W. Va. , Garrett Arrowood of Offutt, Ky., and Marion at the old home place at River. Several grandchildren and many other relatives and friends mourn the passing of this grand old gentleman. He was a member of the Chritian Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bowling of Van Lear and burial on the home farm at River. "Uncle Jack" had five sisters and three brothers who all preceded him in death. Paintsville Herald Thursday 1-7-1937

 
BAYES, Bill
1936
BILL BAYES, 84, PASSES AWAY
Riceville Man Succumbs After Short Illness
Bill Bayes, a well known citizen of the Jennies Creek section died at his home at Riceville, following a short illness from intestinal disorders.  Mr. Bayes was in his 84th year.  He had been a member of the United Baptist Church and was known as a good citizen. Mr. Bayes was the son of the late Jack Bayes, and a member of a prominent family. Three brothers, Sam Bayes, Bud Bayes and Pete Bayes, all of this county, survive. Besides his brothers, he is survived by his widow and several children. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. Hargus Conley of the United Baptist Church. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch, in charge of the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 3, 1936

 
CAUDILL, Elizabeth
1936
The death angel visited our community and removed a dearly beloved citizen, Aunt Elizabeth Caudill.  She leaves to mourn their loss one son Johnny Caudill, at home, Jincy Adams at home, and three grand children, Miles and Frank Adams of his place and Emerson Caudill of Ivyton; also five great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  Aunt "Liz" was loved by all who knew her.  Burial on Lower Twin Branch in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-31-1936

 
CONLEY, Mrs Millard (Johnson)
1936
MRS. MILLARD CONLEY PASSES AT STAFFORDSVILLE HOME
Mrs. Millard Conley, 70 years old near Staffordsville, Johnson County, died at her home Monday, December 28 1936 after an illness of several months. She suffered from bronchial  asthma. Mrs. Conley was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H.Johnson. She had lived all her life in Johnson County and was widely know and respected citizen. Funeral services were held at the home Wensday December 30 and burial was in the family cemetery on the home place. Surviving Mrs. Conley is her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Carmel Treadway of Levenworth, Kansas, Mrs. Norma Ferguson, at home, three sons, Dr. Everett Conley of Cleveland, and Brook and Leek Conley who reside on the farm. Two sons Roy and Buel preceeded her in death several years ago. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 31, 1936.. The wife of Millard Conley was Louisa (Johnson) Conley. Submitted By: Dianna Jaynes Jun 2007

DEATH CLAIMS AGED WOMAN Mrs. Millard Conley, 71 years of age, died at her home here Monday morning, December 28, following a short illness. Because of advanced age she has been in ill health for some time and she has also been a victim of asthma since she was very young which after many years caused her death. Mrs. Conley was one of the county's best women. She was a member of the Methodist Church and has lived a devoted Christian life. She was the daughter of the late William H. Johnson. Mrs. Conley is survived by her husband and five children: Mrs. Norman Ferguson, Leek Conley, Brook Conley, of this place, and Dr. Everett Conley, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Tom Treadway, of Fort leavenworth, Kansas. Three children, Roy, Buel and Ora Delpha preceded her in death. Four sisters and three brothers also survive, Mrs. Alice Rice, Mrs. Helen Conley, Mrs. Dora Horne, and Mrs. Callie Little, Mason, Colfax and Bob Johnson. Burial was made in the family cemetery near their home. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 31, 1936

 
CONLEY, William Henry
1936
William Henry Conley, prominent citizen and business man of Johnson County died at his home at Oil Springs, Sunday morning December 20, 1936, after an illness of several months.  He was over 77 years old at the time of his death.  Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs and burial was in the family cemetery on the Conley farm.  The Rev. Richard Garland, Rev. Guy Preston and Rev. John Prater officiated at the service. Mr. Conley was born in Johnson County, July 24, 1859 and lived his entire life here. He was a son of John and Cynthia Conley who preceded him in death years ago.  He was married early in life to Laura Bayes, who also preceded him in death a number of years ago.  To this union were born Mrs. George Blanton, now of Mt. Sterling, George W. Conley and Ben Conley, both of Ashland, all of whom survive him. After the death of his first wife he married Callie Spradlin, of Wheelersburg, Ky., and to this union was born one son Wayne Conley, who lives at Oil Springs.  His second wife was called by death February 27, 1920 and he later married Mrs. Martha Litteral, widow of the late Judge W. E. Litteral who survives him.  Frank Conley of Paintsville and George Conley of Oil Springs brothers also survive. Beginning life in modest circumstances, Mr. Conley, by diligent work and economy accumulated a considerable fortune during his lifetime.  Primarily a farmer he acquired a large tract of land in Johnson and Magoffin Counties.  This now remains in one tract, the property of his estate. On this land much of the oil and gas was found during the development several years ago. This land proved to be very valuable and constituted the chief asset and foundation of his business success. During his lifetime he was identified with some of the most progressive businesses in Johnson County.  At the time of his death he was Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Second National Bank of Paintsville.   He was also vice- president of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company.   He and his sons were among the original organizers of this company.. He was one of the guiding influences in these two strong businesses and much of their growth and success has been attributed to his sound business judgment. HE was a devout Christian and a member of the Oil Springs Methodist Church.  All his life he was a simple and honest man who looked down on sham and pretense.  He was a citizen of the highest type and his passing leaves a vacancy in the business life of Johnson County that can never be filled.  Besides his immediate family hundreds of relatives, business associates and other friends are left to mourn his passing. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday 12-31-1936

 
DEBOARD, Kenis
1936
KENIS DeBOARD DIED AT OFFUTT  DEC.25
Kenis DeBoard, well known and respected citizen of this county, died at his home at Offutt, December 25, 1936 following a short illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs, Mary (Daniel) DeBoard, six daughters and two sons as follows:   Mrs. Roscoe Lyons, Beauty, Kentucky.; Mrs. Garrett Arrowood , Offutt, Ky.;  Mrs. James Richardson, Kodak, Ky,; Mrs. Rule Hazelett, West Van Lear, Ky.;  Mrs. Raymond Lyons, Offutt, Ky.;  Jay DeBoard, Kodak, Ky.;  Mrs. Margaret Lobert, Cincinnati. and Kenis DeBoard, Jr., at home.   Also three daughters by a former marriage, Mrs. E. R. Swetman,  Happy, Ky.;  Mrs. Buddy Daniel, also of Happy, and Mrs. Grace Borders, Ulysses, Ky.  He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY JAN. 14 1937

 
FAIRCHILD, Mary (Holderby)
1853-1936
MRS. MARY HOLDERBY FAIRCHILD
Mrs. Mary Holderby Fairchild was born Oct. 1, 1853, died Dec. 30, 1936, aged 83 years, 2 months, and 29 days. She was born near Hazel Green, Ky., moved to Mt. Sterling, Ky., during the latter part of the Civil War. Later she made her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel May near Salyersville, Ky. She became a teacher in the public schools which profession she followed until her marriage to S.W. Fairchild on Feb. 1., 1883. To this union were born seven children, Kennie, Anna, Julia, Willie, Tobe, Robert and Helen. Surviving are Anna M. Hackworth, Salyersville, Ky.;  Julia G. Fairchild, Lakeville, Ky.; Tobe Fairchild, West Van Lear, Ky., and Helen F. Wise, Covington, Ky.  Kennie and Robert died in infancy and Willie preceded her in death 12 years. She is also survived by one brother, W.A. Holderby, Wauneta, Nebraska, one grandchild, Reva M. Hackworth, all of whom ministered to her every need during her prolonged illness. She was an invalid for six years, tenderly watched and cared for by all her children, Julia especially, sacrificed her own plans and purposes to the end that her mother might be constantly attended and every need met. Early in life she professed faith in the Savior and was baptized into the Christian Church. Later in life she united with the Methodist Church at Lakeville, Ky.  Her life was truly remarkable, one of great faith and service and a type of character that is hidden with Christ in God.  She was a living testimony, praying daily that all might trust in the Savior who was so dear to her and who doeth all things well.  Her life was a shining example and an inspiration to her children and friends to emulate.  She often remarked that she was never lonely, that she was in constant communion with her blessed Lord for everyone she knew. The last week of her life was one of extreme agony and as the end was drawing near, a great peace and calmness overshadowed her and she passed beautifully into her blessed rest. The children are entirely satisfied knowing that heaven is a brighter place since she is there. A few days before she passed away she said she was only waiting and that we will all sleep on, and on, and on, all day long. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY January 7, 1937


FOSTER, Bud
1936
BUD FOSTER IS CALLED BY DEATH
Uncle Bud Foster, about 80 years old, died at the Golden Rule Hospital Monday of this week after an illness of some time.  His death resulted from the infirmities of age.  He was buried in the Paintsville Cemetery Wednesday afternoon and funeral services were held in the Freewill Baptist Church.  The Rev. H.B. Conley, the Rev. Guy W. Preston and the Rev. C.Z. Cavin officiated at the ceremony.  Uncle Bud was widely known and had lived most of his life in Paintsville.  He is survived by his wife, who also has been ill for some time, and one daughter.  A host of friends also mourn his passing. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday Dec. 10, 1936

 
JONES, Leslie
1936
LESLIE JONES IS VICTIM OF ERYSIPELAS
Mr. Leslie Jones, 26, one of Johnson County's most prominent teachers, passed away last Wednesday due to an attack of erysipelas. Mr. Jones was a graduate of Flat Gap High School and attended Morehead State Teachers College three years. While in college he became acquainted with Mark K. Wood to whom he was united in marriage August 26, 1933. To this couple was born one son, Charles Robert, age 10 months. Mr. Jones was a resident of Franks Creek where he was reared. This year he taught at Sycamore, Completing five months when this terrible disease crept into the home taking away a beloved father from his wife and baby. It started from a small pimple inside his nose. At first this place, Leslie said, was very sore and became inflamed gradually spreading until at the end of 14 days it had attained its goal and Leslie his destination. He leaves behind many bereaved ones: A wife, and baby Charles Robert, his mother, Lizzie Jones, six brothers, two sisters and many other relatives and friends. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-17-1936

 
MEADE, Hobart
1936
SHOOTING OF LOCAL BANK AUDITOR
Mystery still surrounds the fatal shooting of Hobart Meade who was for twelve years an employee of the First National Bank of Paintsville.  He was found shot to death on the Garrett Highway Sunday night, December 15. Mr. Meade was found by his wife after he had been missing from home several hours.  Although the services of a nationally known detective, Ora Slater, were employed, no definite information as to how he came to his death was learned. Mr. Meade was an outstanding business man, being engaged in both the banking business and the raising and selling of pure bred live stock. He was the son of the late C. C. Meade of the Jennies Creek section of Johnson County, and during his business career he made an enviable record as an astute young business man and was widely and most popularly known through out all of Eastern Kentucky. His obituary appears in this issue of the Herald in another column. Paintsville Herald Thursday January 2, 1936

 
MELVIN, Jimmy Lurton
1936
INFANT DIES AFTER RECEIVING BURNS
Jimmie Lurton Melvin, the little 17-months-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Estill Melvin died Tuesday, December 15, as a result of burns which he had received a week before. His clothing caught fire from an open grate and he received fatal burns before they could be extinguished.  He is survived by his parents and one sister, Mary Frances, who is three years old.  His grandfather Ick Melvin, also survives. Funeral services and burial were at Staffordsville and the Rev. Wyse Reed conducted the services. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec. 31, 1936

 
MOORE, Josephine (Sagraves)
1936
Mrs. Moore is Death Victim Well Known Woman Dies at Flat Gap
Mrs. Josephine Sagraves Moore, of Flat Gap, died at her home there Friday, December 4, after an illness of some time.  Her death resulted from a complication of diseases.  She was 63 years old and was born in Lawrence County the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sagraves. She is survived by two sons, Brice Moore, of Flat Gap, and Price Moore, of Ashland.  A daughter, Mrs. Harry Wright, of Flat Gap, also survives. Two brothers, Troy Sagraves of Louisa, and Alonzo Sagraves, of Laurel, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Laura Green of Tarkill, Ky., also are survivors. Mr. and Mrs. Moore moved from Lawrence County more than 35 years ago and have made their home at Flat Gap since that time.  Mrs. Moore was a devout Christian and was loved and respected by all who knew her.  She and Mr. Moore spent their entire married life on the farm and were a devoted and loyal couple. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon and burial was in the family cemetery on the farm at Flat Gap.  Services were conducted by the Rev. Guy W. Preston and the arrangements were under the direction of the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-10-1936

 
TRIMBLE, Ted R.
1936
DEATH CALLS T.R. TRIMBLE
T.R.  Trimble of Van Lear, died December 28, at the Paintsville Hospital. His death was due to pneumonia. Paintsville Herald Thursday 1-2-1936 Ted Trimble of Van Lear who died at the Paintsville hospital of pneumonia was brought to this place Monday for burial. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Trimble of this place. Besides his father and mother, he leaves his wife, three small children and three brothers, Paris and John Trimble of this place. Jim Trimble, two sisters, Mrs. Florence Blair and Gila Trimble of Barnett’s Creek and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Paintsviulle Herald Thursday 1-9-1936


 
VANHOOSE, Lizzie
1936
The death angel visited the home of Mrs. Lafe Williams and took from her, her mother, Aunt Lizzzie Vanhoose, who departed this life December 3. She was 83 years and 11 months old. We feel that the children have lost a loving mother and the community a good citizen.PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY FEB 10 1936

 
VANHOOSE, Zeal
1936
VANHOOSE. 73 DIED DEC. 22
County Man Survived by 8 Brothers and Sisters
Zeal VanHoose who lived one year beyond his seventy-third birthday died at the home of Mrs. Charlie Roberts, in Paintsville, Monday, December 22. Mr. VanHoose was a well known character in Paintsville and Johnson County.  He once operated a barber shop in this city for a short time.  He carried a kit of barber tools almost everywhere he went and did work for rural residents for many years. His father, Moses VanHoose, lived to be 95 years old.  His mother died when Zeal was about 20 years old.  Since that time Zeal has lived with relatives.  For some weeks before his death he had lived at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lou Roberts, here in Paintsville. A brother, Brook L. VanHoose of Carthage, Mo., was murdered by a gang of kidnappers about two years ago.  Brook VanHoose had lived in Missouri for the last forty-five years and was reputed to have made millions in the lead and zinc mining industry. The news of his death was of national interest and many magazine articles were written about it. Zeal VanHoose was buried by the side of his mother in the old family cemetery at Mingo as he had requested. Mr. VanHoose was an uncle of Fonnie Daniel of Paintsville. Besides his sister with whom he was living with at the time of his death he leaves the following sisters:  Mrs. Lizzie Spencer, 85, Webb City, Mo.; Mrs. Julia Daniel, 80, Route 3, Waverly, Ohio; and Mrs. Sallie Travis, Ashland, Ky.; brothers, J. H. VanHoose and Malenth VanHoose, of Webb City, Mo.; Harve VanHoose, Wilbur, Ky., and Lon VanHoose, of Lowmansville, Ky. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-31-36

 
WALLIN, Mrs. William
1936
Young Mother Succumbs After Short Illness
Mrs. William Wallin died at the Paintsville Hospital Wenesday, December 30, after an illness of several weeks.  She was the mother of seven daughters and leaves an infant daughter about three weeks old. Funeral services will be held in the Mayo Memorial Church Friday morning at 10 o'clock and burial will be in the Paintsville cemetery. Besides her seven daughters, she is survived by her husband and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tersinger of Charleston, W. Va.  Mr. Wallin is an engineer for the North-East Coal Company. They resided in  new home on Davis Branch, near Paintsville. She was a member of the Mayo Memorial Church and leaves her family and a host of friends to mourn her passing. Paintsville Herald 12-31-1936 Thursday

 
YOUNG, Raymond
1936
VAN LEAR YOUTH CALLED BY DEATH
Raymond Young, the 17 year old son of Tom Young of Van Lear, died in the Paintsville Hospital Christmas Day after an illness of more than a month.  He was suffering from an infected hip which resulted in septic poisoning.  He was a student in the Van Lear High School and one of the most popular students.  Funeral services and burial were at the old home place at Kerz last Sunday, December 27. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-31-1936


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