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JANUARY - 1952

BELHASEN, Charles
1952
Charles Belhasen A heart attack suffered suddenly at his home at Frank St., at 9:00 p. m., Sunday, January 20,proved fatal to Charles Belhasen, 58, native of Assyria and resident of this city for more than nineteen years. The son of Hassan and Rose Belhasen, he came to this city when a young man and opened the Busy Bee Restaurant next to the Paintsville Grocery, which he sold to Robinson and Melvin.He later returned to Paintsville and became a popular and widely known salesman of this section. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was affiliated with the B. P. O. E. Survivors include his widow, Mrs Josephine Morgan Belhasen; and nine children, Mrs. Venus Ward, and Fred and Robert Belhasen, Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. Josephine Stacks, Charlotte, N. C., Hassan Belhasen, Welch, W. Va., and Ronald, Franklin, Kemal, and Charles Keith Belhasen all at home. Funeral services were conducted from the First Christian Church in this city at 2:30 p. m.,Wednesday, January 23, with the pastor, Rev. Joseph Zavadasky, officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 24, 1952 
  
BLANTON, Elizabeth (Witten)
1882-1952
Services Sunday For Oil Springs Woman,
Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Blanton, 69, well-known resident f Oil Springs, died Thursday, January 17, at 8:00 p. m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Jewell Conley in Catlettsburg, after an illness of two months. The daughter of the late Ben S. and Josie Williams, she was born in Johnson County, February 25, 1882. Most of her life was spent at Oil Springs where she had a host of relatives and riends who were grieved to learn of her death. She became affiliated with the United Baptist Church, November 8, 1894 and was a member of the Low Gap church For fourty-three years. On November 3, 1903 she married John Wallace Blanton, better known as "Wall', who preceded her in death July 28, 1947. She was also preceded in death by two daughters. Surviving are seven children, four daughters, Mrs. Julia Parsons, West Mansfield, Ohio, Mrs.Jewell Conley, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Merlia Baldwin, Oil Springs, Mrs. Lura Alice King, Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Ben S., James M., and Ora K. Blanton, all of Columbus, Ohio. Survivors also include the following brothers and sisters; Mrs, Roy Webb, Red Bush, Mrs. Birdie Williams, Oil Springs, Howard Williams, Pershastin, Washington, W. I. Williams, Louisville. She also leaves seventeen grand-children. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p. m. Sunday, January 20, form the United Baptist Church at Fish Trap by Elders F.F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery at Manila under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Jan 24, 1952 
    
CANTRELL, Dock
1877-1952
Dock Cantrell, 75, passed away Friday, January 25, 1952, at 3:00 p.m., at his home at Flat Gap after a sudden Illness. He was a retired farmer and had resided in this county his entire life. He was born June 26, 1877, the son of James and Louise McKenzie Cantrell.  His wife, Tallie Young Cantrell, survives him. Other survivors include one son, Wayne Cantrell, Pedro, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs. John Curtis, Elna, Ky.; and Mrs. Wayne Adams, Springfield Ohio., and two brothers, B. H. Cantrell, and Elijah Cantrell, both of Fuget. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 24, 1952, at 10:00 a. m. at the residence by the Rev. Lonza Reed, Rev. Tommie Bailey and Rev. Leonard Walters. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-31-1952
   
Doc Cantrell Had three daughters the other name not mentioned in his obit was Novia Cantrell Adams. Submitted by Granddaughter Dianna Jaynes Jul. 2006
    

    
CASSADY, Lucian B.
1869-1952
Lucian B. Cassady, 82, former sheriff of Martin County, died January 26 at his home at Inez following a brief illness with a heart ailment. He had been prominent in Republican party activities for many years and had served as assisiant court clerk of Martin County. At the time of his death he was vice-president and director of the Inez Deposit Bank. president of the Interstate Bridge Co. and a partner in the B. F. Richmond & Co. Inez retail dry goods establishment. The bridge firm operates a toll span across the Tug River at Kirnit, W. Va. Mr. Cassidy was born at Preece, Martin County, on July 4, 1869, the son of John E. and Clarinda Davis Cassady. He had been a resident of Inez for 40 years. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and was affiliated with the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges. His wife Betty Burgett Cassady, to whom he was married on Nov 19, 1908, survives him. Other survivers include six daughters, Mrs. j. t. Burke. Mrs. roscoe Kirk; Mrs. W. H. Hardin, Mrs. Russell Williamson, all of Inez, Mrs. C. K. Little, Cassie, W. Va.; and Mrs. Landon Curry, of Nolan W. Va. also one brother, Jasper Cassady of Inez, and one sister, Mrs. J. E. Maynard of Inez. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, at 1:00 p. m. at the Inez high School gymnasium by the Reverend Winn T. Barr. Graveside services were in charge of the Marion Hale Lodge 672, F. & A. M. Burial was made in the Cassady cenetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Paintville Herald Jan 31, 1952
    
CAUSEY, Dewey
1924-1952
Dewey Causey, 27, miner of Oceana, W. Va., died suddenly at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 1952, the victim of a heart attack. In apparently good health he was at work in the mine when the fatal seizure occurred. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Calude McFaddin of Tomahawk and widely known in this county. He was born April 6, 1924 in Perry County, the son of Felix Causey of Viper and the late Sinla Cody Causey. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had lived at Oceana for the past three months. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving besides his father and wife, Roehima McFaddin Causey, are three children, Lonzo, Billy Joe, and Fern all at home. Also surviving are five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 1952, at the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church by Rev Mack Province and Rev. Jack Baldwin. Songs were furnished by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetgery at Viper under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary from date of publication.  The Paintsville Herald  Thursday January 10, 1952 
    
CLINE, Nathan
1952
Dies January 10 At Debord
Nathan Cline, 64, lifelong resident of Debord, died in the Riverview Hospital at Louisa January 10, 1952, following an illness of three weeks. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Onkio Porter Cline, and six children; three daughters, Mrs. Flossie Fisher, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Nadone Wagner, Indianapolis, Ind., Miss Sarah Cline, Cebord; three sons, Ormon Cline, Inez, Nathan, Jr., Jackson, Michigan, C. C. Cline, Debord. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Walter and Marvin Cline, Debord, Herbert Cline Chattaroy, W. Va., W. O. Cline, Inez, James Cline, California, Mrs. Estarah Cassady, Mrs. Bell Cassady, and Mrs. Dulcia Cassady, Inez. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p. m., January 12, 1952, by the Rev. Clifford Booth.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Richnomd-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-17-1952
    
DANIEL, Thomas J.
1877-1952
Thomas J. Daniel Succumbs Jan. 31 In Local Hospital
Thomas J. Daniel, 74, well-known Paintsville resident, died in a local hospital at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31 after an illness of three months. The son of Mrs. Fraces Daniel of Lexington, and the late Q. C. Daniel, he was born April 28, 1877 at Booneville, Ky.  He had lived in Paintsville for the past twenty-five years and before his retirement was employed as Field Superintendent for the Bedrock Petroleum Company.  He was married in Wise, Va., September 12, 1932 to Eunice Daniel, who survives him.  He was a member of the First Christian Church. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Roger Byrd, Lexington, and a son, Owen W. Daniel, Nashville, Tenn.  Two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Long, Elizabethtown, Tenn., and one brother, Charles E. Daniel, Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were conducted from the Preston Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2 with Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiating.  Burial was in the MacPhelan Cemetery at Mt. Sterling, Ky., under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 02-07-1952 
    
ESTEP, Mary Belle (Williamson)
1872-1952
An illness of several months proved fatal January 25 to Mary Belle Estepp, 79, who died at 9:00 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Patton Born at tomahawk, May 3, 1872, she was the daughter of the late Acie and Elizabeth Welch Williamson and was a resident of Langly at the time of her death. She was a memebr of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Estep. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Patton, Langly, Ky., and one sone, John Estep, Indianapolis, IN. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Preshie Richmond, Inez and Mrs. Tilda Ward, White House. Funeral Services were conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, January 28, from the Sulpher Springs Baptist Church at Tomahawk with the Rev. Sammy Branham officiating. Burial was in the Ray Cemetery at Tomahawk under the direction of the Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald January 31, 1952
    
FANNIN, Maudie (Smith)
1889-1952
Maudie Fannin, 62, wife of Leonard Fannin of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 12:55 a.m. Monday, January 7, (1952) following an illness of more than a year. A native of Floyd County she was born October 17, 1889, the daughter of Sam and Rebecca Coleman Smith. She had made her home at Van Lear for the past forty-five years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are nine children: five daughters, Mrs. Mabel DeLong, Hager Hill, Mrs. Ethel Burchett, Dwale, Ky., Mrs. Lucinda Adkins, Man, W.Va., Mrs. Eula Mae Wells, Auxier; four sons, Clarence, Hayes, Leonard, and Herman all of Van Lear. Surviving also are three sisters, Mrs. Dixie Scott, Gulnare, Ky.; Mrs. Cora Branham, Pikeville, Mrs. Satch Collins, Clarksville and one brother, Hayes Smith, Kermit, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, (1952) at the Philadelphia Church with Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. William Horne officiating. Burial was in the DeLong cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary by date of publication. THE PAINTSVILLE HERALD JAN.10, 1952
    
GRIM, Zona (Cordial)
1952
Mrs. Zona Grim, 56, former resident of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, January 09, in the Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after an illness of four days. Born at Lowmansville the daughter of William and Elizabeth Cordial, she had been making her home in Ohio for the past two years.  She was married at Lowmansville in 1910 to Fred Grim, who preceded her in death, September 21, 1944.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church The body was brought from Columbus, Ohio, and remained at the home of Mitchell LeMaster at Chestnut Grove until time for the funeral services. Survivors include three daughters  Mrs. Virgil Lewis, Hillsboro, Ky. Mrs. Richard Debord, Galleway, Ohio, Mrs. Dennis Bailey, Shiloh, Ohio, two son, Edgar Grim, and Thomas Grim, Galoway, Ohio.  The following brothers and sisters also survive; Linzie Cordial, Portsmouth, Ohio, Charles Cordial, Columbus, Ohio, Celcie Cordial, Lowmansville, Mrs. Vina Cox, Alton, Ohio, Mrs. Jenny Bailey, Hueysville, KY., and Mrs. Lucy VanHoose, Lowmansville, KY. Services were conducted from the Enterprise Baptist Church, at Lowmansville at 1:00 p.m. , Friday, January 11 by Rev. Scott Griffith and Rev. John Andrews Daniels. Burial was in the Hannah cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Printed:  January 17, 1952
    
HALL, Wiley
1891-1952
WILEY V. HALL
A heart condition resulted in the death Thursday, January 3, 1952 of Wiley V. Hall, 60, prominent Johnson Countian and former public official, who died at his home at Winfred at 7:00 p.m. after an illness of one year. Although he had been in ill health his unexpected death was a shock to his family and to a host of sorrowing friends throughout this section. A native of Johnson County he was born August 6, 1891, the son of the late Jacob C. and Martella Lemaster Hall. A former school teacher and farmer, he was active in the educational and agricultural development of the county. A man of the highest principals, he was one of the counties best loved citizens, and was held in the greatest esteem by his many friends and aquaintances. He was connected with the office of Sheriff for many years and served one term as Sheriff of Johnson County. An outstanding record of service to the people of the county was achieved in the administration of his duties, and he exhibited throughout his public career those qualities of honesty and integrety so characteristic of his nature. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a Veteran of World War 1. A son, Marvin Hall, who was killed in Korea, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cinda Ann Williams Hall, and three children; one daughter, Mrs. Dora Ann Holbrook, Winifred, and two sons, Howard Hall, Columbus, Ohio, and Earl Hall at home. A sister, Miss Rausa Hall, Flat Gap, and two half brothers; Paris Hall, Winfred and Marshall Hall, Columbus, Ohio also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 6, from the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Daniels and Rev. C.W. Krebs officiating. Music was furnished by the Toms Creek Singers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Winifred, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JAN.10 1952
    
HANEY, William
1894-1952
Funeral services for William Harrison Haney, 58, Martin County School teacher and lifelong resident of Inez, Ky., were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cassell schoolhouse, near Inez, with Rev. James Ryan officiating. He died at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday  at home, a victim of cancer after an acute illness of ten weeks.  He was well -known and respected through professional and personal contacts and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. The deceased was born February 16, 1894, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Haney.  He was married December 14, 1923 at Job, Ky., to Bertha Endicott who survives. Other Survivors include four sons, William W. Haney, of the U.S. Air Force, Sheppard Field, Texas, Thomas Haney of the U.S. Army, Fort George Meade,  Maryland, Calvin and Caleb Haney, both of Inez, Ky., one sister, Mrs. Stella Smith, of Fort Gay, W.Va. and one brother Abe Haney , of Add, Ky. Following the services burial was made in the Fitch Cemetery under the direction of he Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. PAINTSVILLE HERALD APR.24 1952
    
HILL, Fred G.
1925-1952
Services Friday For Victim of Korean War January 11, 1952
Funeral services will be conducted from the home at Relief at 1:00 p.m., Friday January 11, 1952, for Coporal Fred G. Hill, 26, Korean War Casualty. He was born in Morgan County January 18, 1925, the son of Eddie and Myrtle Hill, and was a member of one of the prominent families of that section. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Hill, and the following brothers and sisters: Bruce Hill, Mrs. Garland Cantrell, Dorcas Fay and Loretta Hill all of Relief, Robert Hill, Coshocton, Ohio, William Ray Hill, Mrs. R. L. Cantrell, Ashland, Mrs. Robert Grim, Nellie, Ohio. Services will be conducted by Rev. Malon Horst  and burial will be in the family cemetery at Relief under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-10-1952
  
HINKLE, Nellie Shirley (Boyd)
1915-1952
Nellie Shirley Hinkle, 36, resident of Tomahawk, died in a local hospital at 7:00 a.m., Thursday, January 17.  Death resulted from burns received about eight weeks ago. Born April, 1915 at Patrick, KY., the daughter of Thomas and Talitha Mills Boyd, she had lived at Tomahawk most of her life.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, Floyd Hinkle preceded her in death in 1947. Surviving are two duaghters Rowena and Shirley Joyce both of Tomahawk. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Edna Harmon, Inez, Mrs. Lou Ella Ramey, Starrat, W. Va., Mrs. Virginia White, Mrs. Della Hinkle and Mrs. Phyllis Hinkle, Tomahawk, Howard Boyd, Tomahawk, Paul Boyd, U.S. Army, Japan. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the home at Tomahawk with Rev. Melvin Sesco officiating.  Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery at Tomahawk under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-24-1952
    
HITCHCOCK, Robert
1867-1952
Robert Sherman Hitchcock, 84, aged resident of Inez, died at his home at 7:00 A.M. Jan 12, after an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, he was born December 26, 1867, the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Alex Hitchcock. He had lived at Inez for the past seventeen years where he was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a former employee of the N. & W. Railway Company. Surviving are his widow,  Mrs. Ella Smith Hitchcock, and four children; one daughter, Mrs. G. C. Little, Kenova, W. VA; three sons, Carl, Lenora, W. VA., Alex, Kenova, W. VA., and Kenneth, Sarah Ann, W. VA. He is also survived by on sister, Mary Hitchcock, Bradford, Pennsylvania, three brothers, Tim, Tampa, FL, and Claude and Mort. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, Jan 14, at the Big Elk Church at Blacklog by Rev. Taft Moore. Burial is in the East Kern Cemetery under the direction of the Richmond Callahan Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan 17, 1952
HOLBROOK, Ellis Keith
1952
Services Tuesday for 3-Year-Old  Ellis Keith Holbrook
Funeral services were conducted Tueseay at 1:30 p.m., for Ellis Keith Holbrook, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Holbrook of this city, who died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Holbrook after an illness of eight months. Surviving besides the parents is one sister, Katherine Lee at home. Funeral services were held at Thelma at the home of his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holbrook, by Rev. Henry Caudill and Rev. Arthur Preece.  Burial was in the Fraley cemetery at Thelma under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-17-1952
HONEYCUTT, Angie (Webb)
1900-1952
Services Saturday For Resident Of Meally Mrs. Johnnie Honeycutt
Dies in Local Hospital
Mrs. Johnnie Honeycutt, 52, resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 4:00 p.m. January 16, 1952. Born March 8, 1900 the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Webb, she was a native of Johnson County and had lived at Meally for the past seven  years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married at Odds, Ky. in 1916 to Johnnie Honeycutt, who survives her. Surviving besides her husband are eight children; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Craft, Jr. and Elsie Marie Honeycutt, both of Meally; six sons, Cecil, Millard, Johnnie Jr., Robert Lee, Kelsie and Chalmer Glenn, all at home. Also surviving are three sisters; Lucrecie Van Hoose, Van Lear; Mrs. Nola Music, Collista, Mrs. Mae Rowland, Dingus, Ky.; Two brothers; Elzie and Andrew Webb, both of Dewey Dam, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at the United Baptist Church at Buffalo at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19. by Rev. Leonard Walters, Rev. Grover Fannin, and Rev. Winfrey Meek. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: The name of this deceased person was Angie (Webb) Honeycutt. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN.24 1952
JACKSON, Henderson
1865-1952
Aged Riceville Man Succumbs January 11, 1952
Henderson Jackson, 86, died at his home at Riceville, January 11, 1952 after an illness of several months. The son of the late James and Fannie Caudill Jackson, he was born in Johnson County December 25, 1865.  A life long resident of Riceville he worked as a carpenter before his retirement. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the following children Francis Jackson, Garfield and Tom Jackson,, Wenatchee, Wash.  Henry and John Jackson, Portsmouth, Ohio., Everett Jackson, Addie Spears, and Sarah Spears, Riceville. Funeral services were conducted from the home  Sunday at 1:00 p.m. by Elders Hargie Conley and John Yates. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Guy W. Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-17-1952
JOHNSON, Nora (Cooper)
1880-1952
According to reports received here, Mrs. Nora Johnson, 71, of Stoutsville Route 1, died at 5 p.m. Sunday  in Columbus State hospital where she had been a patient for the last two years.  She was the widow of Levi Johnson, who died Jan. 8, 1951. Mrs. Johnson was born April 19, 1880, in Johnson County, Ky., daughter of David and Mary Belle Bayse Cooper. Surviving her are six sons, Warnie, Chester and Curt Johnson, all of Stoutsville, Route 1, Ray of East Ringgold, Henry of 226 Logan Street and Malcolm of Columbus, three daughters Mrs. Kirby Huffines of Traverse City, Mich., Mrs. Clarence McCoy of Sandusky and Mrs. James Leibee of Ashland, Ky. Other survivors include 21 grandchildren, two brothers Ollie Cooper, Paintsville, Ky., and Malcolm Cooper, New York, N. Y., four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Bush, Mrs. Ruth Castle, Mrs. Marion Stapleton, all of Paintsville and Mrs. Mollie Hood of Ashland, Kentucky. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Defenbaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Butterbaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery, Stoutsville. She was a member of the Cannon Chapel Methodist Church at Volga, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1952
JUDE, Mary Jane
1952
Aged Martin Woman Dies January 24
Mary Jane Jude, 85-year-old Martin County woman, died at Three forks at the home of her grandson, Troy Herman, at 10:00 a.m., January 24, 1952, following a long illness. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was a lifelong resident of Three Forks. Survivors include several sons and daughters. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in the Three Forks cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callahanm Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-31-1952
MANKIN, James
1878-1952
James Mankin, 73, retired grocer of Ashland and native of Johnson County, died at his home in Ashland, Wednesday, January 2, at 3:00 p.m. following an illness of three days. He was born August 17, 1878, in Johnson County, son of Peter and Mary Stafford Mankin.  A resident of Ashland for the past 46 years, he was a member of the Woodmen of the World Lodge. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Ratliff; one brother, William A. Mankin, Chillicothe, Ohio; one sister, Miss Cynthia Mankin, Columbus, Ohio; and two half-sisters, MRs. Roscoe Johnson, Ashland and Mrs. Luna Caudill, Hunnewell. Funeral services were conducted at the John Street Funeral Home, Saturday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Frank C. King, of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Printed January 10, 1952
MAYNARD, Trinvillia (Fannin)
1952
TRINVILLIA MAYNARD Funeral services were conducted from the home at Job, Ky., Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for Trinvillia Maynard, 82, who died at her home at 6:00 p.m. January 26 after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Martin County, she was born at Add, Ky., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fannin. She was married to Terry Maynard, who preceded her in death. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Surviving are ten children: four daughters, Mrs. Bithia Moore and Mrs. Mary Bowens, both of Inez. Mrs. Julia Fletcher, Calf Creek, Mrs. Trenie Moore, Job, Ky.; five sons, W.H. Monroe, Lum, Roosevelt all of Job, Millard and Jerry both of Chattaroy, W.Va. One brother, Millard Fannin of Lawrence County also survives. Services were conducted by Elder Roland Justice. Burial was in the Maynard cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Jan.31 1952
MCCOY, Goldie (Osborn)
1906-1952
Mrs. Goldie Osborn McCoy, 46, died suddenly January 5, 1952, in a local hospital.  She was the wife of Sergeant Buddy McCoy, resident of Debord, Ky. Born at Davella, June 11, 1906, she was the daughter of Fonzo and Susie DeLong Osborn.   She was a member of the United Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Debora. Surviving besides her husband are four children, one daughter Pearly Jane, at home, three sons William Andrew McCoy with the U. S. Army in Michigan, Russell McCoy with the U. S. Army in California, and Herman McCoy at home. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters:  Lize, J. L. , Carlos, Homer, and Otis Osborn all of Beauty, Ky., and Exie Mae Mollett, Warfield and Gladys Harless, Davella. Graveside services were conducted by Elder Avery Preece. Burial was made in the DeLong Cemetery at Davella, Ky., under the direction of the Richmond- Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-10-1952
PUCKETT, William
1952
Thealka Resident Dies January 14  Of Heart Attack
William Puckett, 52, died in a hospital at Danville , Ky., at 3:00 p.m., January 14, 1952, the victim of a heart attack.  He had been ill for the past three years. A native of Magoffin County he was the son of William and Evelyn Arnett Puckett. He had lived at Thealka for the past thirty years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church Surviving are a sister, Kate bailey, Thealka, three brothers, Charlie, Columbus, Ohio, Luther, City, and Kanawha, Thealka. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. , at Thealka by Rev. Claude Preston. Burial was in the cemetery at Thealka under the direction of the Guy W. Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-24-1952
RIVERS, Winfield
1872-1952
Winfield Rivers, 79, native of Johnson County, died January 24, 1952, in a hospital in Mt. Sterling Ohio after a lengthy illness. Before moving to Ohio nine years ago, he was an outstanding farmer of this county where he was engaged in the poultry business. He was widely known and highly respected. He was born November 6, 1872, a son of Andrew and Minerva Lewis Rivers, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. His wife, Virgie Fitzpatrick Rivers, survives him. Other survivors are two sons, Bert Rivers, of West Van Lear; Baxter Rivers of Mt. Sterling, Ohio. and one daughter,  Mrs. Alger Rice of Leander. Funeral services were held at the Missionary Baptist Church at West Van Lear at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 1952 Reverend Lewis Lynch and Reverend C. H. Hockersmith of this city officiated. Music was furnished by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was made in the Wells- Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Jan.31 1952
TACKETT, Vivian (Blair)
1930-1952
A three-month illness proved fatal January 19, 1952 to Vivian Blair Tackett, 21, who died at 1:00 p.m. at her home at Oil Springs. A native of Johnson County she was born May 23, 1930, the daughter of Homer and Pearlie Grace Blair.  She was married in 1944 to Milbern Tackett and had lived at Oil Springs for the past ten years. Surviving besides her husband and parents are two daughters. Sharon Louise and Janet both at home.  She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Homer, Selma, Ohio, James Harold, Lillian, Lovella, Josephine, Ruth Ann, Melvin and Ernest all of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m. January 21, 1952 with Rev. Millard O’Bryan officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-24-1952
WELLS, Virgil
1901-1952
An illness of  3 months proved fatal to Virgil Wells, 50, who died at his home at Odds, Ky. at 7:00a.m., January 15 1952. A well known farmer of Odds he was born in that section May 17, 1901, the son of  Sam and Cynthia Spriggs Wells. He has never married. Survivors include the following brothers and sisters; Brownloe Wells, Ali Wells, Beecher, Mrs. Alta Williams all of Odds, Willie Wells, Nippa, Mrs. Tishia May ans Mrs. Golda Bracher both of Pinson Fork. Funeral Services were conducted from the Christian Church at Odds today at 1:00p.m., by Rev. S. C. Honeycutt, Burial was in the Wells cemetery at Odds under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsvilel Herald 1-17-1952
WELLS, Wilfred
1952
Services Tuesday for Wilfred Wells
Wilfred Wells, 51, salesman for the Big Sandy hardware Company, died in a local hospital Sunday morning, January 13, following a week's illness. A prominent member of a well-known Johnson county family, he was a popular resident of Williamsport and widely known and liked throughtout this section. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pelphry Wells, and one daughter, Barbra Sue, at home. Also survivng are the following brothers and sisters: Ernest Wells, Felicity Ohio, Herbert D. Wells and Mrs. Julia Crum, Boons Camp, Mrs. Virgil Wells and Miss Ethel Wells, Meally. Funeral services were conducted from the Wells Chapel at Boones Camp at 10:00a.m., Tuesday, January 25, with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and Rev. S. B. Rucker officiating. Burial was in the Fields Cemetary at Boones Camp under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-17-1952
YATES, Alex
1952
Alex Yates, 88 Taken By Death
Alex Yates, 88, farmer and lumber man of Ashland, Route 2, died in an Ashland hospital at 11:45 a. m. Sunday, January 1952 after an extended illness. He had been a resident of Boyd County for the past 50 years.  Born in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Rose Hall Yates.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church, 39th Street, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m., Tuesday at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with burial in the Warner Cemetery on Catletts-Creek. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Woods Musser of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Henry Lowe of Greenup, Ky.; five brothers, Jim Yates of Riceville, Will Yates of Ashland, Frank Yates of Paintsville, Bob Yates of Ironton, O.; and Sam Yates of Louisa, Ky.; and one sister Mrs. Amanda Land of Ohio. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-9-1952



FEBRUARY - 1952
    
BAYES, Lula (McKenzie)
1952
Mrs. Lula Bayes, 63, of 1717 S. 4th St. died Tuesday at her home. She was the widow of Dennis Bayes. A resident of Columbus 20 years, she was a native of Johnson County, Kenrucky. Surviving are four sons, Rexford and Hallie, both of Columbus, Orville and James, both of the residence; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Stambaugh, Columbus and Mrs. Julia Harrington, Prestonsburg, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; five brothers, Beldon, Earl, Frank, Powell and Hallie McKenzie, all of Paintsville, Ky., and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Estep, Fuget, Ky., Mrs. Ollie Long, Greenville, Ala., and Mrs Maxie McCarty, Chillicothe. Friends may call at the residence. Columbus Dispatch Feb. 20 1952

    
BERNARD, Della (Arms)
1917-1952
Mrs Della Bernard, 34, Route 1, Westville, Indiana, died at 2:35 a.m., Feburary 17 at the Holy Family Hospital at La Porte, Indiana, following an illness of several years. A native of Johnson County, she was born, April 13, 1917, the daughter of Mrs Alice Arms of this city and the late Daniel Arms. She was married April 11, 1941 to Jay Bernard who survives her. She is also survived by two sons, Michael and Danny, and a step-son, Lester. Other survivors are her mother, three sisters Allie Adkins, Van Lear, Ky.; Mrs. Gertie Woods, Paintsville, Ky., Mrs Nettie Fisher, Tipp City, Ohio; two brothers, Curtis and Hershel Arms, both of Van Lear. Funeral services were held at the Cutler Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Suits of La Porte, Indiana, officiating. Burial was in the Westville Cemetery under the direction of the Cutler Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feburary  1952
   
CANTRELL, Grover "Doke"

1885-1952
Funeral services were held Friday, February 9 and 11:00 AM at the Hargus School for Grover "Doke" Cantrell, 66, of Win, member of a prominent Johnson County family, whose body was found Wednesday of last week on the Fish Trap Road by a passerby. He was born in Johnson County on February 18, 1885, a son of Elisha and Nancy Adkins Cantrell. He was a veteran of WWI and followed farming as an occupation. According to Jim Trimble, Johnson County Coroner, no autopsy was made on the body because there was no evidence of foul play. Cantrell is survived by one brother, Tom Cantrell, of Win; and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Spradlin of Barnetts Creek. In charge of the funeral service were the  Reverend Claude Preston and Reverend Lonza Reed. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Win under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 2-14-1952 
   
CHILDERS, Rhuhemmia (Memma) (Davis)

1865-1952
Rhuhemmia Childers
Death has claimed Mrs. Rhuhemmia (Memma) Childers, 87, who died at 8:00 p.m. February 1 1952, at the home of her son, Press Childers of this city. She had been ill for the past three years. A native of Johnson she was born November 7, 1864, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James McHenry Davis. A well loved resident of the county she had lived in Paintsville for the past twenty years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married in this county in 1892 to Press Childers who preceded her in death November 19, 1947. She is survived by two sons; Press (Peck) Honshell and Jas. Russell, both of this city. Also surviving are three sisters; Mrs. J. M. Hall and Mrs. James Spradlin both of this city, and Mrs. W.R. Akers, of New Boston, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 3, from the home of her son, Peck Childers by the Rev. C.C. Hall and Rev. Claude Preston. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. 
   
CLARK, James Blaine

1884-1952
James Blaine Clark, 67, who had served Johnson and Martin Counties as a public official for forty years, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home here about nine o’clock Monday morning.  He had on January 01, of this year completed his third term as commonwealth’s attorney of the 24th Judicial District.  His career as a public servant began in 1909 when he become a teacher in the schools of Martin County  Eight years later he was elected county attorney of that county which marked the beginning of his long term in office.    He was elected State Senator in 1924 and served the people of his district until 1928 when he was elected to the office of commonwealth’s attorney of Johnson and Martin Counties.  He was again was elected county attorney of Martin County in 1938 for a four-year term.  He also was named a member of the Board of Regents of Moorhead State teachers College and served in that capacity for four years.  In 1943 he was re-elected commonwealth’s attorney of the 24th Judicial District and again was re-elected in 1945 for the full six year term.  It was during this term that Lawrence County was added to the  24th Judicial District.  He fulfilled all his duties nobly and conscientiously as befitting one who is a true servant of the people. A seriousness of purpose, tenacity, and courage were qualities early in life.  It was as if destiny, in these early days, had chosen him to be a leader among is fellow men. Born on May 5, 1884, on Daniel’s Creek in Johnson County, a son of the late Samuel and Susan Wells Clark, he was member of a prominent and pioneer family of Eastern Kentucky.  He was married to Miss Lutie E. Delong, daughter of the late John P. Delong of Martin County on February 15, 1907. Mr. Clark was graduated from Eastern Kentucky Normal School of Prestonsburg in 1905.  He later entered the Danville Law School, Danville, Indiana from which he was graduated in 1908. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Paintsville and also a member of the Kentucky  Bar Association, the I.O.O.F. Lodge, the B.P.O.E and F.O.E.  of Paintsville,  and the Marion Hale Lodge No. 672 F. & A.M. of Inez. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Haskell Clark of Pilgrim, KY., Sheldon Clar, Superintendent of Matin County Schools, Warfield, KY., Mrs. Jewell McMahan, Hattiesburg, Miss. and Miss Darlene Clark, teacher in the Paintsville Schools, Paintsville.  Other survivors include three sister, and one brother, Mrs. Nokie Richmond, Odds; Mrs. Della Salyers, and Mrs. Kelly Spears both of Argillite, KY., and Morgan Clark of Van Lear. Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at the Inez Gymnasium by the Reverends J. T. Harmon and C.W. Kribs.  Graveside rites will be conducted by the Marion hale Lodge F. & A.M. Burial will be made in the Inez cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Printed:  February 14, 1952
   
CONLEY, Carmie (Meade)

1952
Native Of County Dies February 9 In Columbus, OH
Services At Collista For Mrs. Carmie Conley Mrs. Carmie Conley, 44 of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, died in a Columbus, Ohio hospital at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, after an illness of five weeks. A native of the county, she was the daughter of Mrs. Minnie LeMasters Meade of Catlettsburg and the late Crate Meade. She had her husband Raymond Conley a former teacher of Johnson County, had been making their home in Mt. Sterling for the past year and half.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her mother and husband, are two sons, Milburn and Gillie both at home. Survivors also include the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Minnie Hamilton, Jenkins, KY, Mrs. Stella Conley, Ashland, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Mrs. Gladys Rivers, Mrs. Suzie Rice, Taylor and James Meade all of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Robert Meade, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Marjorie Wheeler, Ashland and Mrs. Edna Rice, Cattletsburg. Funeral services were condcted at 2:00 p. m., Monday, February 11 at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Willard Wilcox and Adrian Davis officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Collista under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD FEB.14 1952 
   
CONLEY, Quentin, Jr.

1952-1952
Quentin Conley, Jr., 4-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Conley of Peoria, Ill., died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, February 3, 1952 at a local hospital. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Nancy Louise, at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ward of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Arzie Conley, Van Lear. Services were held at the Paintsville Funeral Home on Monday, February 4, at 2:00 p.m., by Rev. H. C. Hockensmith.  Interment was in the family cemetery at Van Lear, Ky., under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday February 7, 1952
   
CURNUTTE, E. G.

1889-1952
E.G. Curnutte, 62, miner, died at his home at Auxier at 8:45 p. m. Tuesday, Febuary 5, the victim of a heart attack. Born August 1, 1889, in Lawerence County, he had made his home at Auxier for about fourty years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No 647 of East Point. He is survived by his wife , Goldie Thompson Curnette, one daughter, Mrs. Darwin Wells, Auxier, and two sons, Ora, Auxier, and Orville , Detroit Mich. Also surviving is one brother Carlos Curnette, Blaine, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, from the Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier by Rev. William H. Horne. Graveside services will be conducted by the Masons, and burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Feb 7, 1952 
   
DEATON, James Joseph

1886-1952
Howard Mills, 55, of Middle Fork, Ky., faced a charge of manslaughter following the death February 3 of James Joseph Deaton, 65, of Inez.  According to Deputy Sheriff Harvey Preece of Martin county, it is alleged Deaton was killed by an automobile while laying prostrate on a rural road near Inez.  Mills was held under $1,000 bond. A retired miner and carpenter, Deaton was born in Macon, Missouri, October 6, 1886, the son of James and Rachel Deaton. He had lived at Inez for the past twenty years.  He was married August 20, 1925 in Pikeville, Ky. to Elizabeth Hinkle, who survives him. Surviving besides his widow is a daughter, Lucille Millerones.  Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mary Belle Bailey, Greg Eagle, W. Va., May Delong, Louisville and one stepson, Everette Stevenson, Nolan, W. Va.  He also leaves one sister, Belle Byrnside, Oak Hill W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, from the home of Sait Well by Rev. Hart. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Richmood-Callaham funeral Home. Paintsville Herald. 1952 
   
ESTEP, Elza

1866-1952
Elza Estep 85, well-known Johnson County farmer, died at his home at Fuget at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, after an illness of ten years. He was born in this county December 13, 1866, and was a lifelong resident of Fuget.  He was a member of the Cold Springs United Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Rachel E. Estep and eight children; three daughters, Mrs. Clarett Frazier, Flat Gap, Mrs. Verna Baldwin, Staffordsville, Mrs. Myrtle Burchett, Elna; five sons, Lloyd Lundy and Glen all of Fuget, William, Thelma and James L., Fairborn, Ohio.  Also surviving is one brother, Rev. Shade Estep, Fuget. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 07, by Revs. Alonza Reed and Tommie Bailey. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Printed:  February 14, 1952 Elzie Estep Elzie Estep was born December 13, 1886, and departed this life February 05, 1952, age 85 years one month and 22 days. He was married to Rachel S. Estep April 27, 1894, and to this union were born 13 children, eight of whom are living, five having died in infancy. He was converted and joined the United Baptist Church in the year of 1909 and lived a devoted Christian life until death. He leaves to mourn their loss, besides his wife, five sons; Lloyd Estep, Enon, Ohio, William Estep, Thelma Londie Estep, at home, Glen Estep, Fuget, and James L. Estep, Fairborn, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. James L. Frazier, Flat Gap, Mrs. Elic Baldwin, Staffordsville, Mrs. Ray Burchett, Elna. also a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. One brother, Rev. Shade Estep, also survives him. Sleep on dear Dad, sleep on, Sweet be the rest you’ve need so long We loved you dearly But God loved you best So sleep on dear Dad  We know you’re at rest. Printed:  February 7, 1952
   
HALL, Inis Ruth

1952
Inis Ruth Hall, 9-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Hall of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Flat Gap, Johnson County, Kentucky died en route to Children's Hospital on Monday, February 25 1952 of bronchial pneumonia. She was the neice of the late Wiley Hall, former sheriff of Johnson County. Surviving in addition to her parents is a sister, Leona, at home, and grandparents; Mrs. Vina Hall, Winfried, Ky., Mrs. Morla McKenzie, Columbus, Ohio; and Harrison McKenzie, Gillum Branch, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 29 at the Steel Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Rismillia officiating. Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR.13 1952
   
HARMON, Charlie

1930-1952
Pfc. Charlie Harmon, 21, was killed Sunday, February 17, 1952 in an automobile accident at Camp Hood, Texas.  He was a member of the Signal Corp in the U. S. Army and was stationed at Camp Hood. He was born April 4, 1930, the son of Will Green and Delphia Blair Harmon, of Barnetts Creek, who survive him, A brother, Arnold Harmon was killed in World War II. Also surviving are three sisters and four brothers, Edith and Letha Harmon, both of Paintsville. Janie Harmon at home, Daniel Harmon, Detroit, Mich., Sgt. Arthur Harmon, Camp Stone, California, Paul and Will Dean, both at home. Funeral Services were held Sunday, February 24, 1952, at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church by Revs. Millard O’Bryan, Flem Arrowood and Prater Blair. Burial was in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 2-28-1952
MAYNARD, Sarah (Maynard)
1876-1952
Mrs. Sarah Maynard, 76, resident of Beauty, Ky., died at her home at 3:00 a.m., February 11. A lifetime resident of Martin County, she was born January 6, 1876, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Maynard. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Mose Maynard, preceded her in death May 30, 1939. Surviving are six children: one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Meade, Cassie, W.Va., five sons, W.S. Maynard, and J.H. Maynard both of Beauty, Isaac Maynard, Cassie, W.Va., Lawrence maynard, Crum, W. Va., and Omar Maynard, Cassie, W. Va. A sister, Mrs. Stella Estepp of Huntington, W. Va. also survives. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 Tuesday and burial was in the Maynard Cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Feb.14 1952
MEEK, Mira Sue
1952
Funeral services for Mira Sue Meek, seven month old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James Meek, of Ocena, W. Va., were held at 2pm yesterday at the graveside in the family cemetery at White House, Ky. The infant died at 11pm Monday at the home of the parents following a five day illness. The body was taken yesterday to the home of the grandparents, Mrs. And Mrs. Mastin Boyd at White House. In addition to the parents and grandparents, the child is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Charles, Steve, Mary Louis, Betty, Belva, and Geraldine Meek, all at home. Following the services internment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 2-28-1952
MONTGOMERY, Samuel
1873-1952
Samuel Montgomery, 78, former miner of Auxier, Ky., died in a Prestonsburg hospital at 4:14 a.m., Monday, February 11. Death was attributed to a heart condition from which he has suffered for the past four months. Born in Floyd County February 28, 1873, the son of Wiley and Martha Porter Montgomery, he was a lifelong resident of the section.  He was a member of the freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery, and six children:  two daughters, Mancha Booth, Auxier, Ky., and Pearl Coble, Lancer, Ky., four sons Jeff, Auxier, Elson, Auxier, Holbart, California, and Robert, Hellier. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church at Auxier at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, by Rev. S. C. Honeycutt. Burial was in the Auxier cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 2-14-1952
PENNINGTON, Everett
1952
Everett Pennington, 26, died at his home at Mine Fork, Ky. at 10:20 p.m., Monday, February 11, 1952 after an illness of one month. A life-long resident of Mine Fork he was the son of Sherman and Lola Blanton Pennington. His occupation was that of farmer. Surviving besides his parents are a sister and two brothers; Mrs. Verna Gibbs, Flat Rock, Ky., Frank Pennington, Columbus, Ohio, and Ralph Pennington, Miamisburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the home at 1:00 p.m. today by Rev. Verne Conley. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 2-14-1952

RATLIFF, Ollie (Ratliff)
1897-1952
OLLIE RATLIFF Long Illness Fatal Feb. 24 To Ollie Ratliff
Services Tuesday For Well-Known Woman Mrs. Ollie Ratliff, 54, well-known resident of this city, died Sunday morning, February 24, in a local hospital after a three-year illness. A native of Johnson County, she was born December 11, 1897, the daughter of the late Leander and Addie Selvage Ratliff.  A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, she was a lifelong resident of this county. She is survived by her husband, Press Ratliff, and five children; three daughters, Mrs. E. W. Hall and Mrs. James Fairchild, Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Woodrow Fisher, city; two sons, James Ratliff, Detroit, Michigan, and Reece Ratliff, Danville, Kentucky. Also surviving are three brothers, Topsy and Clark Ratliff of this city, Leander Ratliff, Richland, W. Virginia, one half-brother, Mason Ward, Denver, Kentucky, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Malta Ratliff, city, and Mrs. Minnie Fairchilds, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, at the Freewill Baptist Church in this city by Reverends Claude Preston and F. S. VanHoose. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday February 28, 1952
ROBERTS, Anita (Parrigin)
1897-1952
Mrs. Anita Parrigin Roberts, 54, prominent Paintsville woman died in a local hospital at 9:15 p.m., Friday February 22, 1952, the victim of a heart attack, Stricken unexpectedly at her home at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, her sudden passing shocked and saddened a host of sorrowing  relatives and friends. Born in Albany, Ky., November 14, 1897, the daughter of the late A. B. and Vil Snow Parrigin, she had lived in Paintsville for he past thirty years and was one of the city’s best beloved women. She was married February 20, 1919, in Monticello, Ky. to O. O. Roberts, who survives her. She became a member of he Christian Church at the age of fourteen and remained through the years loyal and faithful dedicating her life in unselfish service to he principles. During the years she had lived here there people of the city had learned to love and respect this gentle woman who walked in simple beauty and dignity, whose strength of character was manifested in a quite manner, whose charm was in the warmth of her smile, and whose friendliness was reflected in every action. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Oliver M. Roberts, Pikeville and Harry Snow Roberts, city. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Oliver Jenkins, City, and Mrs. J. W. Huddleston, Louisville; three brothers, Frank Parrigin, Tompkinsville, Ky., Dr. Perry Parrigin, Monticello, Ky., and Homer Parrigin, Dallas, Texas, She is also survived by two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted from the First Christian Church in this city at 2:00 p.m., February 25, 1998, with Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiating.  Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in this city under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB.28, 1952
SPARKS, Cynthia Alice (Bailey)
1869-1952
Mrs. Cynthia Alice Sparks, 82, mother of Dr. Proctor Sparks, died at 4:05 a.m., Monday February 26, 1952, at her home in Ashland following an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Sparks, a resident of Ashland for 28 years, was born March 21, 1869, in Johnson County, a daughter of William Wallace Bailey and Sarah Agnes Stinson Bailey. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband Meredith Sparks, died in 1921. Graveside rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the family cemetery in Martha, Ky., with the Rev. William Sparks officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home. Surviving are the son, four grand children and three great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Feb.28 1952
SPRADLIN, Moses
1952
Moses Spradlin, 60, lifetime resident of Denver, Ky., succumbed Tuesday at a local hospital the victim of a heart attack, Mr. Spradlin, well known in the vicinity of the Johnson County and widely related in this section, engaged in farming and mining during his lifetime. He was a native of Denver and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Spradlin. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Spradlin, at  home; Three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Arms of Amhersdale, WV, Mrs. Anna Kay Spradlin, both of Denver Ky.; and two brothers, Winfield Spradlin, of Barnetts Creek Ky., and Noah Spradlin, of Denver, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today at the home at Denver with the Reverends Scott Castle and Charles LeMaster officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery nearby under the directions of the Preston Funeral Home.. PAINTSVILLE HERALD FEB.28 1952
WARD, W.B.
1952
Funeral services for W.B. Ward, about 75, will be held at the Inez High School Gymnasium Friday, February 29 at 2:00p.m. Prof. Ward, a retired school teacher, died of a heart attack February 26. He is credited with having coined the word, "Singspiration" Until this past winter, he had been holding his Singspirations - sessions of inspirational singing - at the couthouse in Inez. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. The Paintsville Herald February 28, 1952
WILEY, Esther (Walters)
1921-1952
Esther Walters Wiley was born April 1, 1921 at Williamsport Kentucky, the daughter of Taulbee and Laura Walters. On March 17, 1940, Esther was freely and wonderfully blessed and united with the United Baptist faith, taking membership with Old friendship Church at Williamsport. She lived a devoted life of Christian love and service, an example for young and old. On July 19, 1941 she was married to Earl Wiley and to this union were born five children, Sherry Lynn 9, Jerry Wayne 7, Janice Sue 5, Vivian Leigh 3, and Marie Annette, 18 months. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by her parents, six brothers and four sisters: Taulbee junior of Lando Mines, W. Va., Wince, Gaylord, John L, Vern and Gene Walters of Williamsport, Mrs. ballard Wallen, River, Mrs. Robert Ward, Charleston W. Va., Mrs. Estill Hall, McDowell, Ky. and Mrs. L. A. Grimes of Dayton, Oh. Esther was loved by all who knew her. Truly our loss is Heaven's gain. Paintsville Herald 2-7-1952

WILLIAMS, Dorothy Louise (Williams)
1952
Dorothy Louise Williams, 25, died in the Hazelwood Sanitarium at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 16 1952, following an illness of eleven years.  She had been a patient in the sanitorium for the past seven years. The daughter of the late Marcus and Ethel Meade Williams, she was born at Williamsport, May 5 1926.  She was converted and baptised at the age of seventeen and lived a faithful and devoted Christian life.  Her thoughtfulness and kindness to others endeared her to all who knew her. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Carrol, Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Elmer Brown, Morehead, Ky., and two brothers, Marcus Williams Jr., U.S. Army, and James Douglas Williams, Woodshend, Ky.  Also surviving are two nieces, Dottie Rae Carrol and Patty Louise Brown. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 1952, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Elder C.J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald February 20 1952 
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth (Hamilton)
1866-1952
Elizabeth Williams Succumbs February 8 After Brief Illness
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, 85, died at her home at Relief, Ky., at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 8, 1952, after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County, July 1, 1866, the daughter of David and Edith Brown Hamilton, she had lived in that section all of her life.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Laura Hill, Relief. Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, February 10, from the Relief Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. A.C. Bradley.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald February 14 1952



MARCH - 1952

BROWN, Rosco
1880-1952
Rosco Brown, 72, retired farmer, of Flat Gap, Ky., died Thursday, March 13, at his home after an illness of several months. Born at Flat Gap, Ky.; March 6, 1880, He was the son of Foster and Nancy Hill Brown. Survivors include his wife, Oma Wright Brown, one son, Proctor Brown of Fairborn, Ohio. three brother, Lum Brown of this city, Mart Brown, and Hasten Brown, both of Columbus, Ohio and three sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Holbrook, Red Bush Ky., Mrs. Amanda Pendleton and Mrs. Scythe Pendleton both of  New Boston, Ohio. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, at the home with Rev. Paul  Landis officiating. Burial was in  he family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald March 20, 1952
BURKE, John
1946-1952
Services Held Sunday For John Keith Burke
Services were held at the First Christian Church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 23, for John Keith Burke, 5-year-old son of John and Edith Scott Burke, who died at a local hospital at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, after a brief illness. Born in Pike County October 27, 1946, he had been a resident of Paintsville most of his life. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters; Anita Gail and Donna Lou Burke. Officiating at the services were Rev. Joseph Zadavsky and S. J. Honeycutt. The Paintsville Quartet sang hymns. Burial was in the Van Lear Junction family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. John Burke May 3, 1952 John Keith Burke, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burke was born October 28, 1946, at Hardy, Ky., in Pike county; He was the first born of three children in the family. John Keith has always been an invalid having suffered from an affliction  since birth. In spite of this handicap of ill health, the little lad developed a keen mind, being able to commit many things to memory. He also seemed to be endowed with a musical talent far beyond his years. He always desired to hear the Paintsville Quartet, and loved music, especially of a religious nature. John Keith passed from life into death on March 20, 1952 at 1;00 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are his parents and two sisters, Anita Gail and Donna Lou. Paintsville Herald Mar.27 1952
CANTRELL, Bertha
1952
Fire Victim Dies Tuesday, March 18,1952
Bertha Cantrell, 4 year old daughter of Hallick and Polly Cantrell, of Minefork, Ky., died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday March 18, 1952, from burns received when her clothes caught fire at her home Monday afternoon. Survivors besides her parents are eight brothers and sisters, Chester, Orvill, Prudence, Virgie Lou, Gladys, Gertude, Versie and Mable. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., today at the home with the Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  3-20-1952
DANIEL, Lizzie (Blair)
1907-1952
Mrs. Fonnie Daniel Dies Mon., March 3
Funeral Arrangements wait Arrival of Son Lizzie Blair Daniel, 44, wife of Fonnie Daniel, well-known photographer of this city, died at a local hospital at 12:45 a.m., Monday, March 3, after an illness of four months. She was born June 2, 1907, the daughter of A. J. and Rosa May Blair, at Asa, Kentucky.  She had been a resident of Paintsville for almost two years, and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her first husband, Hollie Blair, died Feb. 11, 1945.  A son, Earl Blair, also preceded her in death.  She was married to Fonnie Daniel on July 27, 1950 at Greenup, Kentucky. Survivors besides her husband, include four daughters and two sons by her first marriage, Mrs. Lorraine Hannah, Leander; Mrs. Imogene O'Bryant, Springfield, Ohio; Geraldine and Pauline Blair at home; Elmer Ray Blair, city, and Corporal James A. Blair, U. S. Army in Korea.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Emily Blair Buell, Barnetts Creek; Bruce Blair, Asa; Heburn Blair, Troy, Ohio; Guy Blair, Asa; Gail and Ivan Blair, both of Troy, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of Corporal James Blair, who is en route from Korea.  Burial will be made under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.  PAINTSVILLE HERALD 3-6-1952
DANIEL, Milroy F.
1867-1952
Milroy L. Daniel Dies March 22
Services Held Tuesday For Johnson Co. Man Milroy L. Daniel, 85, died Saturday, March 22, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dan Sort, Van Lear, Ky., after an illness of three months. Born in Johnson County, January 22, 1867, he was the son of George and Elizabeth Helton Daniel. A retired farmer and miner, he was a member of the Latter Day Saints.  He had been a resident of Van Lear, Ky., for about a year. His wife preceded him in death March 19, 1951. Surviving are three daughters and four sons, Mrs. Dan Shore, Van Lear; Mrs. Frances Phelps, Martin, Ky.; Mrs. John Ward, Jr., Hampton, Va.; George W. Daniel, Sitka, Ky.; Roy, Charles Collis and Rowland Daniel, all of Tutor Key, Ky. A sister and three brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Frank Preston, Lon Daniel, Joe Daniel and John Daniel, all of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the home at Tutor Key by Elders John Martin Wheeler and Les Smith. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 03-27-1952
DANIELS, Rebecca (Blevins)
1873-1952
Rebecca Daniels Mrs. Rebecca Daniels, 78, died at her home at River, Kentucky at 2:25 p.m., Sunday March 9, after an illness of five weeks.  Born November 3, 1873 in Carter County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Mary June Ratliff Blevins.  She had lived in Johnson County most of her life, and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, H. A. Daniels. Also surviving are two daughters and one son, Mrs. T. H. Peery, and Mrs. Dean Walters, both of Ashland, Kentucky, and Richard W. Daniels, River, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at the home at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, by Revs. Cully Sparks and L. T. Preston.  Interment was in the family cemetery at River, Kentucky, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 03-13-1952
GIBBS, Martha (Woods)
1858-1952
Mrs. Martha Gibbs, 94, died Monday, March 24, at the home of her daughter after an illness of a year. Born January 19, 1858, she was the daughter of the late William and Sina Stafford Woods.  She was a a life-long resident of Johnson County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry M. Gibbs, and one son. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dockie Jones, city and one brother, Charles Woods of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., today at Cannon Chapel with the Rev. S.B. Rucker and Elder Irvin Thornsbury officiating.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Vaughan cemetery at Volga under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Printed:  March 27, 1952
GREEN, Mary Alafair (Ramey)
1864-1952
Mary Alafair Green, 87, Dies At Lowmansville
February 11, 1952
Services were conducted Wednesday from the Lowmansville United Baptist Church for 87-year-old Mrs. Mary Alafair Green, beloved woman of the county, who died at 12:15 p.m., Monday, February 11, after an illness of a year. The daughter of the late Sam and Jane Caudill Ramey, she was born in Lawrence County, March 30, 1864. She had been a resident of the Lowmansville community most of her life. A member of the United Baptist Church for the past sixty-five years, her life was an example of Christian devotion to her church and unselfish service to others. Survivors include her husband, George Green, and nine children; Lawrence, John C., Mrs. Zora Sparks, and Mrs. Zora Sparks, and Mrs. Malissa Sparks all of Lowmansville, Minuard Green, Chandlerville, Jess Green, city, Sam Green, Urbana, Ohio, Frank Green, New Holland, Ohio, Mrs. Ferdie Castle, city. Also surviving are three half-brothers, Arlie, Granville, and Liss Ramey all of Columbus, Ohio, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Nora Daniels, Kerz, Ky., Mrs. Virgie Griffith and Mrs. Lizza Dials all of Columbus, Ohio. Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. by Revs. L.T. Preston, Henry Caudill and Paul Turner. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 2-14-1952
HINKLE, Walter B.
1952
Debord Resident Dies Monday
Walter B. Hinkle, 62, a resident of Debord, KY., died Monday, March 17 at Nolan W.Va.. The son of Eli and Sarah Wells Hinkle, he was a retired coal miner. His wife, Elsie West Hinkle, survived.  Other survivors are three sons, Raymond, Walter, Jr., and Jack all of Charleston, W.Va., two daughters, Bernice Hinkle and Ilene Hinkle both of Charleston, W.Va., one brother, John Hinkle, Stidham, KY., and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Deaton and Miss Lydia Hinkle, both of Inez, Kentucky. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 18, at the home of the brother, John Hinkle.  Burial was in the Hinkle Cemetery at Stidham, KY, under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home of Inez. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1952
HONEYCUTT, Denver
1952
Funeral Services Held For Johns Creek Infant Funeral services were held Saturday (Mar.16 1952) at 1:00 p.m. for Denver Honeycutt, 4- year old  son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Honeycutt of Johns Creek. The infant succumbed last week in a local hospital after an illness of three days. Survivors also include two brothers, Jerry Lee and Danny Joe Honeycutt. The services were held at the Philadelphia Church of Christ with the Reverend Horn officiating. Burial was made in the Martin Spears Cemetery under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: Death-Date figured and Entered into this obituary from the publication date of the paper. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR,20 1952
IRVIN, William House
1883-1952
William House Irvin
4-3-1952
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, 1952, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church for William House Irvin, 68, prominent resident of this city, who suffered a heart attack and died almost immediately on Wednesday, March 26, 1952, at his summer residence in St. Petersburg, Florida. Well known in civic and business affairs of the city, he came to Paintsville 33 years ago as telephone exchange manager for the Southern Bell Telephone Company.  He built, owned and operated the Valley Telephone Company on Beaver Creek, Floyd County, and the Johnson County Telephone Company.  He was also former owner of the Nehi Bottling Company here.  Public offices held included that of city councilman and member of the school board.  He retired from active business a few years ago.  He had been a member of Mayo Church since coming to Paintsville 33 years ago, and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was born July 16, 1883, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of the late Andrew and Julia Ladd Irvin.  On May 8, 1910, he was married to Maggie Lee Sheffield, who survives him.  One son, William H. Irvin, Jr., was killed in action, march 5, 1944, during World War II. Surviving besides his wife are three daughters and one son.   Mrs. Judith Taylor, Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. Juanita Perry, of this city, Mrs. Geneva Carter, Prestonsburg, Ernest Irving with the U. S. Air Force, England.  Also Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Eunice Gholson, Fulton, Ky., Mrs. Winnie Jones Regan, Vanleer, Tenn., Mrs. Mattie Mathis, Vanleer, Tenn., Mrs. Lena Mathis, Old Hickory, Tenn., and Mrs. Celia Douglas, Paducah, Ky. Services were conducted by Rev. C. D. Harsh and Rev. J. I. Meyer.  Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, South of Prestonsburg, Ky., under the direction of the Carter & Callihan Funeral Home, Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald  4-3-1952
JOHNSON, George
1952
Catlettsburg man,  Native of Johnson,  Found Dead There March 20, 1952
George Johnson, well known retired Catlettsburg real estate and livestock dealer and a native of Johnson county, was found dead Friday afternoon March 15, 1952 on Reservoir Hill in Ashland where he had gone to visit a former employee. He is said to have died of a heart attack on the return trip from the visit with the former employee in ward Hollow.  His body was found by Mrs. Sara Jane Dowdy near her home, according to a report of Boyd County Coroner J. Fred Miller. He was born in Johnson County a son of the late Charles and Polly Stafford Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Russell Conley, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Miss Christine Johnson, Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Harry Johnson, Ashland, and Jack Johnson, Catlettsburg; two brother, Ben Johnson, Prominent auctioneer of Ashland and Wincester, Va., and Sonny Johnson, Catlettsburg and three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Skaggs, Mrs. Virginia Burks and Mrs. Myrtle Messer, all of Catlettsburg. Funeral services for Mr. Johnson were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at he Park United Baptist Church in Catlettsburg.  Paintsville Herald
JUSTICE, W. C. (Cliff)
1866-1952
W. C. (Cliff) Justice Services will be  held Friday, March 21,  1952, at 1:00 p.m. , for W. C. (Cliff) Justice, retired farmer of Kerz, Ky. Death came at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 1952, after an illness of two weeks. Born in August, 1866, he was the son of Sam and Polly Craft Justice.  He was the Uncle of Judge John W. Wheeler and Attorney M. O. Wheeler of this city. and Franklin wheeler of Winifred, Kentucky. He is survived by hi wife, Lydia Castle Justice and three daughters, Mrs. Gifts Stapleton, Winifred, Mrs. Olga Green, Martha, KY and Golda Justice, Kerz, KY., and one sister, Mrs. J. M. Green of Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Link Stapleton, with the Revs. lonza Reed, O. I. Williams and Leonard Walters officiating. Interment will be in the family Cemetery at Kerz under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 3-20-1952
LESLIE, Myrtle E.
1873-1952
Myrtle Leslie, 78, Dies at Hager Hill
Myrtle E. Leslie, 78, died at her home at Hager Hill at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 20 1952, after an illness of three years. A lifelong resident of Hager Hill, she was born August 26, 1873, the daughter of Amos S. and Amanda Conley Leslie.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Sally Rice, Hager Hill, Ky. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, March 23 1952, at the Lick Fort United Baptist Church by Rev. Adrian Davis. Burial was at the Hager Hill family cemetary under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald March 27, 1952
PRESTON, Jess
1871-1952
JESS PRESTON PROMINENT COUNTY MAN DIES WED., MARCH 26
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, at 10:00 AM, at the home in Barnetts Creek for Jess Preston, 81, who died at 9:00 PM Wednesday, March 26 after an illness of several months. A retired farmer, he was the son of the later Shade and Elizabeth VanHoose Preston and was born on Barnetts Creek on February 3, 1871.  Prominent in his community, he was widely and well known in this county.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  His wife, Lu Emma Rowland, preceded him in death 47 years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Worthington Tygart, Valley, KY, and four brothers and sisters, W. H. Preston of this city, and Bird and Guy Preston, both of Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Julia Pickelsimer, Barnetts Creek. Services were conducted by Revs Scott Castle, Charlie Lemaster and C. C. Hall. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD APR.03 1952
PRESTON, John Edward
1952
John Edward Preston, 75, of Huntington, W. Va., a native of Paintsville and supervisor of reclamation for the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad before his retirement five years ago, died Sunday morning, in a Huntington hospital. He was born in Paintsville the son of the later John D. and Sarah Brown Preston, pioneer settlers of Eastern Kentucky. He has lived in Huntington for approximately 55 years. Attesting to the esteem in which he was held by the railway, he was awarded the 50-year pin for service with the C. & O. just before his retirement.  He was a trustee of the Huntington First Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche Roe Preston, and two sisters. Mrs. Lee A. D. Tate and Mrs. Clarence W. Howes, both of Huntington. Paintsville Herald Mar.20 1952
PUCKETT, John Henry
1952
John Henry Puckett Funeral Services for John Henry Puckett, 20, victim of a pipeline accident last week at Dingus, W. Va. was held at the Green Loch Freewill Baptist Church followed with burial taking place in the family cemetery near his place of birth at Riceville Kentucky. The Victim, a pipeline for a construction company, was killed Monday,  last week while working with a bulldozer helping lay a new pipeline to Logan, W. Va. according to reports reaching here. Complete details of the fatal mishap were not learned here. Born at Riceville, a native of Johnson County and the son of Andy J. Puckett and Edna Piklesimer Puckett, the young man had been a resident of Kermit, W.Va. for the past several years. Other survivors included a grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Spears, of Riceville, Ky.; a grandfather, Charlie Picklesimer, of Wayne County, W. Va. ; one sister, Mrs. Octavia Farra, of Dayton Ohio; a half-sister, Mrs. Bernard Darnells, and a half-brother, Harold Williams, both of Kermit, W. Va. The burial rites for the victim at Riceville were under the direction of the Richmond-Calliham Funeral Home, of Inez. Paintsville Herald 3-13-1952
RAMEY, Lewis
1874-1952
DIES SAT., MARCH 25
Lewis Ramey, 75, brother of the late Dr. Frank Ramey, died at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Estil Robinson at East Point, after an illness of two and one-half months. He was born in Lawrence County in the Blaine Creek section on December 19, 1874, the son of John and Lucinda Bishop Ramey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genoa Saunders Ramey, who passed away in 1940. One of the county's most honorable citizens, he was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends and associates.  He lived his life from day to day never deviating from what he thought to be right. Surviving are one son and five daughters, John Ramey, Brooksville, Fla., Mrs. Estill Robinson and Mrs. Wm. Robinson, both of East Point, Mrs. E.B. Clagget, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. James Penix and Mrs. Ed Collins, both of Canton, Ohio, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Also surviving are one brother, Henry Ramey of Kenova, W. Va., and one sister, Mrs. George Williams of Davisville, Ky. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A. M. Monday, March 27, at the Christian Church at East Point by Rev. Moses Kitchen.  Song service was by the Little Paint Quarter. Burial was made in the Davisville Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD 3-30-1952
RATLIFF, Nola (Estep)
1952
Mrs. Nola Ratliff, 70, Dies Tues., March 11 Mrs. Nola Ratliff, 70, died Tuesday, March 11, at 1:30 a.m., at a local hospital, after an illness of several months. The daughter of John and Sarah Marshall Estep, she was born at Rock House, Kentucky, where she had lived all her life, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ray Bayes, Dayton, Ohio, and one son, Kelcie Ratliff, Rock House.  Also surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Lizzie Fairchild, Rock House, Mrs. Virgie McCloud, Lexington and Roy Estep, Rock House, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at Rock House Freewill Baptist Church on Thursday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. by Reverends Willard Wilcox and Claude Preston.  Songs were sung by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday March 13, 1952
REED, William
1877-1952
William Reed, 74, of Auxier, Ky., died suddenly Tuesday morning, March 25, 1952, while at work. Employed as janitor of the Auxier School, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Born Sept. 9, 1877, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willis Reeds, he was a life-long resident of Floyd County. Surviving besides his wife, Lou Ella Ward Reed, are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Preston, Mrs. Malta Miller and Mrs. Ira Osborn all of Auxier, one sister, Mrs. Lucy Fraley, Prestonsburg, and seven grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 28, 1952, at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. William Horn officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Auxier under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald  March 27, 1952 
RICE, German
1952
German Rice, 88,  Retired Farmer Dies Tuesday German Rice, 88, died at his home at Leander, Ky., at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 1952, after an illness of 10 days. A life-long resident of Leander, he was the son of Wiley and Martha Rice. Mr. Rice, a retired farmer, was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Millie Fletcher Rice, one son, Oscar Rice of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Minta Rice, Leander, one granddaughter and two grandsons. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7, 1952, at 2:00 p.m. at the home with Rev. J.C. Hager, of Louisa, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald  Thursday March 6, 1952 
RICE, Julia
1865-1952
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 1952, for Julia Rice, 86, widow of David Rice, who died on Sunday, March 9, 1952, at 2:45 a.m. at the home of a nephew, Sherman Rice, Jr., of Swamp Branch, Ky., after an illness of three months. Daughter of the late Hamilton and Evelyn Salyers Price, she was born July 21, 1865, in Johnson County, and had lived in the neighborhood of Swamp Branch all her life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death during the past ten months by two sisters, Mrs. Sherman Rice and Mrs. William Preston. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Services held at the home of her nephew, Sherman Rice, Jr., were conducted by Rev. C. H. Hockensmith. Burial was in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald  Thursday March 13, 1952 
SHORT, Isaac Walker
1871-1952
Isaac W. Short, 81 Dies On March 20
Isaac Walker Short, 81 died at a local hospital on March 20 at 9:00 p.m. after a month's illness. He was born at Meally, Kentucky on October 6, 1871, the son of Grainson and Mary Meade Short. At the time of his death he was a resident of Milo, Ky., where he had lived for the past eight years. A member of the Church of Christ his occupation was that of a contractor. He is survived by his wife, Ida Spencer Short, three daughters; Mrs. Bertha Deskins, Doniphan, Missouri, Mrs. Robert Neal, Gary, Indiana; and Mrs. Aeon Slone, Ironton, Ohio, and two sons; B.B. Short, Sitka, Kentucky, and H.S. Short, Fisty, Ky. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ at Meally, Ky., by Revs. Herschel Short and W.L. Webb. Burial was in the Short Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 3-27-1952
SKAGGS, Sarah (O'Bryan)
1889-1952
Funeral Services Tues. For Van Lear Resident Mrs. Sarah Frances Skaggs, 71, died at her home in Van Lear at 3:15 p.m., March, 2, 1952 after an illness of two weeks. Born August 23, 1889, she was the daughter of John and Carolyn Cooper O’Bryan.  She had been a resident of Van Lear for forty years.  Her husband, Amos Skaggs, to whom she was married fifty years ago, survives her. Also surviving are five daughters and three sons, Mrs. Delphia Music, Urbana, Ohio, Mrs. Marie Music, Odds, Ky., Mrs. Amie Blevins, Meally, Mrs. Belle O’Bryan, Van Lear, Mrs. Rebecca Butcher, Van Lear, Elisha Skaggs, and Henry Skaggs, both of Van Lear and Hobart Skaggs, Wabash, Indiana, and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Clark, Emma, Ohio, and Mrs. Lizzie Clark, Volga, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek, by Revs.  Grover Fannin, Leonard Walters and John Crum. Burial was in the Salyers cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 3-6-1952
SLONE, Ira
1952
Funeral Services Sun. For Kerz Resident
Ira Slone, 73, died Saturday, March 5, 1952, at his home at Kerz, after an illness of eight years. He was born at Kerz, the son of James and Jemima Pack Slone.  He had held the office of deputy sheriff, and was a  farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Pearlie Daniel Slone. Also surviving are one son, James Slone, and six brothers and sisters, Collista Harris, Vina Hall, Mollie Wheeler, Winifred, Ky. Katherine Harris, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Rinda Ramey, London, Ohio, and Jasped Slone, Winifred. Funeral services were held at the home at 2:00 p.m., April 6, 1952 by Revs. Bruce Daniel and Calvin Osborne. Burial was in the Kerz cemetery under the direction of Guy’s Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 4-10-1952
SPARKS, Ellen (Lemaster)
1879-1952
Ellen Sparks, 73, died Wednesday, March 26, 1952 , at 2:30 p.m. at the home of a son, Ova sparks, Flat Gap, Ky., after an illness of four months. Born March 10, 1879, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of James and Emaline Slone Lemaster.  She had lived at Flat Gap all her life and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Terra Caudill, Winifred, Ky., Mrs. Ethel Murray, Sunbury, Ohio.  Ova Sparks and Elva Sparks, both of Flat Gap.  Also Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Allie Caudill and Mrs. Cordie Keaton, Winifred, Logan Lemaster, Sunbury, Ohio, and Willie and Millard Lemaster, both of Winifred. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 1952, at Upper Franks Creek School by Revs. Rommie Bailey and O. I. Williams. Burial was in the Sparks cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Jones  Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 4-3-1952
WILLIAMS, Everett
1952
Funeral services for Everett Williams, 57, who was found hanging from a rafter in his barn loft at Mine Fork, KY., Monday morning, were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Blanton, at Win, KY., at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 13.  The services were conducted by Rev. Lonza Reed. A lifelong resident of  Mine Fork, KY., he was the son of Mrs. Rebecca Williams Blanton and the late Henry Williams.  His occupation was that of farming. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Grace Carpenter Williams, and two daughters, Eulah Williams, Mine Fork, and Mrs. Hobart Hill, Win, Ky.  Also surveying are two half-sisters and five half-brothers, MRs. Lindsey Blair, Oil Springs, Mrs. Hobart Conley, Win, KY., Estill Blanton, Mine Fork; Clifford Blanton, Plymouth, Ohio; Herbert, Mitchel and Walter Blanton, all of Win, KY. Interment was in the family cemetery at Win, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald March 13, 1952
WILSON, Martin
1952
MARTIN WILSON BRIEF ILLNESS FATAL TO WILSON INFANT
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier, Ky., for Martin Wilson, 3-month old son of George and Anna Lee Booth Wilson, Auxier, Ky., who died after a brief illness. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters and three brothers, Linda Joyce, Bonnie Jean and Gregory, Joe, all at home. Officiating minister was Rev. William Horn. Interment was in the Auxier cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. (The list of brothers and sisters is as printed in article) Paintsville Herald 3-27-1952



APRIL - 1952
   
ADAMS, Dora
1952
Mrs. Dora Adams, formerly of Paintsville died at her home in Dayton, Ohio, April 1, 1952 at 1:00 p. m., of a heart attack. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Ruth Adams, formerly a teacher in the Paintsville High School. The funeral will be at the Eugene Baker Funeral Home in Dayton Friday morning.  Burial will be in Dayton.  Paintsville Herald 4-3-1952
BLAIR, Rachel (Arms)
1952
County Woman Passes April 29 Services Held Today For Whitaker Resident
Mrs. Rachel Blair, 91 Services were held at 1:00 p.m., today at the home of Rex Blair for his mother, Mrs. Rachel Blair, 91, who died April 29, after an illness of two years. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arms, she had lived her entire life at Whitaker, Johnson County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blair, who died June 8, 1935, and a daughter, Mrs. Martha Van Hoose. Survivors include three sons, Leonard, Everett and Rex, all of Whitaker, four daughters, Mrs. Ida Litteral, Argillite, Ky., Mrs. Callie Howell, West Prestonsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Cora Fitzpatrick, Leander, Ky. She is also survived by 44 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 05-01-1952
BUTCHER, Mildred (Daniels)
1905-1952
Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. Butcher Mrs. Mildred Butcher, 47, Williamsport, Ky. died Saturday at 11:30 p.m. at a local hospital following an operation. Born July 12, 1905, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Daniels, she had resided all her life at Williamsport. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married February 22, 1924, to Angus Butcher, who survives. Other survivors are six sons; Granville (Bo) Butcher, Williamsport, Marsh Butcher, U.S. Army, Angus Butcher, Jr., Joe Butcher, Clifford Butcher, and Donna Butcher, all at home. One daughter, Bonnie Butcher, at home, one sister, Mrs. Jesse Blanton, Thealka, Ky., one half-sister, Mrs. Boyd Polly, Hellier, Ky., and three half-brothers, Herman Perry, Auxier, Ky., Everett Perry, Detroit, Michigan, and James Perry, Jr., Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22 at the United Baptist Church at Williamsport with the Revs. U.S. Walters, F.F. Rigsby and W. Meek officiating. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Apr.24 1952
CARPENTER, Letha Ann
1952-1952
Riceville Infant Dies Following Brief Illness
Letha Ann Carpenter, six-weeks old infant daughter of Dudley and Ann Carpenter, of Riceville,died Sunday afternoon, April 13, 1952, at a Paintsville hospital after an illness of a few days. Surviving besides her parents are one brother and three sisters, Leander Carpenter, Riceville, Ky., Mrs. Opal Gene Marshall, Riceville, Ky., Mrs. Oakie Conley, Riceville, Ky., and Mrs. Paul Marshall, Bradley, Ky. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, April 15, 1952, at the home. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary from date of publication. Paintsville Herald Thursday April 17, 1952 
CASTLE, Jane (Saddler)
1884-1952
SHORT ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. JANE CASTLE WHO EXPIRED MONDAY
An illness of one week was fatal to Mrs. Jane Castle, 67, who died at 1:15 a.m. Monday at her home at Nippa, Kentucky. Born in Johnson County, August 19, 1884, where she has been a lifelong resident, Mrs. Castle was the daughter of the late James and Rena Patrick Saddler.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married to Jakey Castle, her first husband who has been dead about thirty years and later married to Hayes Castle who succumbed in recent years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Davie Castle, of Nippa, Kentucky; five sons, James M. Castle, Lenzie W. Castle, W. F. Castle, Don Castle and Jakey Castle, Jr., all of Nippa, Kentucky; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie McKenzie, of Middlefork, Kentucky, and Mrs. Cleve Castle, of Lowmansville, Kentucky; and two brothers, Tom Saddler and Millard Saddler, both of Nippa, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. yesterday at the home with the Reverends Claude Preston, Bruce Daniel, and Don Fraley officiating, and music was furnished by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 10, 1952
CLARK, Bobby
1950-1952
West Virginia Baby Dies Here Tuesday
Sudden illness claimed two-year-old Bobby Clark, infant son of Johnnie and Clotine Spears Clark, of Amherstdale, W. Va., who died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 1952, in a local hospital. The child was born March 8, 1950 in Johnson County.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 1952, at the home of Banner Spears, near Denver, Ky., with Rev. Grover Fannin officiating. Burial will take place in the Spradlin cemetery nearby under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary from date of publication.  The Paintsville Herald  Thursday April 24, 1952 
COX, Ben H.
1889-1952
Services Friday For Prominent Auto Dealer
Ben H. Cox, 63, prominent businessman of this city, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of five years.  He suffered a stroke about three years ago, but his death was attributed to a heart ailment. Mr. Cox had been in the automobile and garage business here for about 25 years and was owner of the Cox Motor Company, Cox Appliance Company, Paintsville Sales and Service, and Cox Auto Parts, all of Paintsville; Valley Motor Car Company of Prestonsburg, and Cox Auto Parts of Pikeville. He was an outstanding civic leader and at the time of his death was a member of the Paintsville Water Commission and  member of the Board of Directors of the Second National Bank.  He was also a member of the Paintsville Kiwanis Club and the Odd Fellows Lodge of this city.  He was born in Wise County, Virginia on January 13, 1889 and was a son of William H. and Hannah Davidson Cox. A deacon of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church he was directly responsible for the erection of the edifice in the Southside community.  He gave much of his time and effort as well as material means to the work of the church. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Wheeler Cox, two sons, James David Cox, of this city, Seaman Thomas Newell Cox, Aberdeen, Md., one grandchild; and one brother and two sister, E.D. Cox, Beuna Parks, California, Mrs.. Mary McKenzie, Evarts, Washington, and Mrs. J.D. Bond, Red Bush. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Freewill Baptist Church, Southside by the Reverend Homer E. Willis, assisted by other ministers. Music will be furnished by the Paintsville Quartet. Interment will be made in the Cox cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.  Printed:  April 17, 1952
DELONG, Emma (Hyden)
1890-1952
Mrs. W.M. DeLong Succumbs Thursday
Services Saturday For Well Known Van Lear Resident Mrs. Emma Hyden DeLong, 61, died at a local hospital at 10:45 a.m. April 10, after an illness of several years. Born June 29, 1890, the daughter of Sam and Alice Rice Hyden, she was a life-long resident of West Van Lear. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, W.M. DeLong, two sons and three daughters; Teddy Delong, WestVan Lear, Harry Delong, Paintsville, Mrs. Lindsey Music, Wabash, Indiana; Mrs. Willie Franklin, West Van Lear, Mrs. Homer Green, West Van Lear, also the following brothers and sisters; Harry Hyden, Cliff, Ky., Taylor Hyden, Van Lear, Ky., Edgar Hyden, East Point, Ky., Mrs. John Delong, East Point, Ky., and Mrs. Bred Reed, East Point, Ky. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, at the Christian Church, East Point, with the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiating. The Paintsville Quartett sang several hymns. Interment was in the Hager Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.   Paintsville Herald 4-17-1952
ESTEP, Rachel (Estep)
1878-1952
Funeral Held Tuesday For Fuget Women
Mrs. Rachel Estep, 73, Fuget, Ky., died Sunday morning April 13, at a local hospital as the result of a heart attack suffered Friday. A native of Johnson County, she was born May 3, 1878, the daughter of Lilburn and Rachel Lemaster Estep. She had lived in  this vicinity all of her life., and she was a member if the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elza Estep on February 5, 1952. Surviving are five sons and three daughters, William, Thelma, Ky., Glenn and Lundy both of Fuget  and Floyd and Lowell both of Fairborn Ohio, Mrs. Clara Frazier, Flat Gap, Mrs. Vernie Baldwin, Staffordsville and Mrs. Myrtle Burchett, Elna. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Frazier; at Flat Gap. By Revs. Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey. Burial was in Fuget Ky., Paddy Flats cemetery, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald April 17, 1952
Rachel S. Estep was born May 3, 1878 the daughter of Lilburn and Rachel Lemaster Estep. She departed this life April 13, 1952 age 73 years, 11 months and 10 days. She was married to Elzie Estep April 27, 1894 who preceded her in death, two months and eight days ago. To this union were born 13 children, eight of whom are still living and five having died in infancy. Those living are: Llioyd Estep, Fairborn Ohio, William Estep, Thelma, Ky, Lundy and Glen Estep of Fuget, Ky and James Estep, Fairborn, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. James L Frazier, Flat Gap, Ky., Mts. Elie Baldwin, Staffordsville and Mrs. Ray Burchett, elna, also a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was converted and joined the United Baptist Church on Jan 11, 1931 and lived a devote Christian life until death. Her life was a shining light to all who knew her. Sleep on, dear mother, sleep on, Sweet be the rest you've needed so long. We loved you dearly, but God loved you best, So Sleep on, dear mother, we know you're at rest. Paintsville Herald April 17, 1952
FITZPATRICK, Eula Lee (VanHoose)
1900-1952
Services Held Friday For Well-Known Woman
Mrs. Eula Lee Fitzpatrick, 51, died at her home at Kerz, Wednesday after an illness of three years. The daughter of Albert and Loutisha VanHoose, she was born at Sitka, Kentucky, November 14, 1900.  She was married to Carol Fitzpatrick in 1922. Surviving besides her husband are her mother, who resides at Sitka, two sons, Carl Fitzpatrick, Jr., Dayton, and James Clarence Fitzpatrick, Baltimore, Maryland, and five brothers, Fred VanHoose, Kerz; Dan VanHoose, Kerz, Roy VanHoose, Sitka; Clyde VanHoose, Sitka, and Nollie VanHoose of Wittenville. Funeral services will be held at the home at Kerz Friday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. , with the Revs. Millard VanHoose and Claude Preston, officiating. Interment will be in the Daniel cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral home. Paintsville Herald April 24, 1952
GOLDEN, Brenda Kaye
1952-1952
Thursday Services Held For Infant
Funeral services for Brenda Kaye Golden, 13 day old daughter of Edgel and Norma Harris Golden of Thealka, was held at 1 p. m. Thursday, April 3, 1952, at the home with Rev. Scott Griffith officiating. The infant was born March 19 and died  at the home April 1. In addition to the parents, survivors include two brothers, Jerry Curtis, age 6, George William, Age 4, and one sister, Audrey Anna, age 2, all at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Golden of Thealka. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the directions of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD APR.10 1952
GRIENER, Mrs. E.T.
1952
Services April 25,  For Mrs. E. T. Griener
Mrs. E. T. Griener died suddenly Saturday afternoon, April 12, 1952, of a heart attack at her home in Lafayette, Indiana. The Grieners were residents of Paintsville for several years where Mr. Griener was connected with the C. & O. Railway Company. Surviving besides Mr. Griener are the following children: Buddy Griener, U. S. Army, stationed in Alaska, Mrs. Herbert Rice, Mrs. Joe Rice and Thomas Griener, Jr., all of Lafayette, Indiana, Norma Jean Griener, WAC, stationed at Ft. Lee, Virginia, Leo Griener and Eugene Griener at home. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, April 25, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill, W. Va. Paintsville Herald 4-17-1952
HOWE, Cleve
1880-1952
Former Resident  Dies In Maysville
Cleve Howe, 71, brother of Mrs. I. D. Preston, Williamsport, died April 17, 1952, at Hayswood Hospital, Maysville, Ky., after a long illness. He was born in Johnson County August 31, 1880, the son of the late J. H. and Minta Separs Howe, pioneer residents of Paintsville.  He had lived much of his life in mason County, where he enjoyed high esteem as a fine man and a good farmer. His wife, Mrs. Nora Brown Howe, preceded him in death May 26, 1943. Surviving are five sons, four daughters, three sisters and two brothers and nineteen grandchildren Those  from Williamsport attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Preston and Daughter, Patty, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wallen. Funeral services were held at the J. W. Porter and Sons Funeral Home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with burial following in the Wedonia Cemetery at Maysville.  Paintsville Herald 4-24-1952
HUNT, Elzie
1893-1952
Elzie Hunt Services were held April 14 at Regina, Ky., for Elize Hunt, 59 former resident of Johnson County. Mr. Hunt died at the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville on April 11, 1952 following a three months illness. A coal miner, he was a member of the UMW and a veteran of World War I. He was born on March 11, 1893, the son of Jim and Victoria Franklin Hunt.  He was reared at East Point and had resided at Regina for 25 years. Surviving are three daughters Anne Mae McCoy, Elsie Justice, and Josephine Hunt, all of Regina; a brother, Albert Hunt, Chapman and four sisters, Anna Lee Hunt, Dolly Thacker, Tennie Thacker, all of Regina, and Toode Bolden, Beaver Creek. Paintsville Herald 4-17-1952
JOLLIFEE, Emma W. (Wallace)
1882-1952
Rites Held For Native Of Lawrence;
Secretary To Late J. C. C. Mayo
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma W. Jollifee, 70, formerly secretary t the late John C. C. Mayo for 25 years, were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at the Louisa, Ky., Methodist church with the Reverends E. P. Swann and Charles Perry officiating.  Burial was made in the Pinehill cemetery. She died last Thursday,  at her home, Route 1, Louisa, following an illness of nine months. Since her tenure for a quarter of a century here as an office aid to Mayo, pioneer in developing the coal industry in Eastern Kentucky, she became an active worker in civic, church and political circles in Lawrence county. A member of the First Methodist Church for 45 years, Mrs. Jollifee was past president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the church and a charter member of Louisa Chapter DAR, and the Louisa Woman's Club. She was born in Louisa, March 13, 1882, a daughter of the late Eugene and Josephine Layne Wallace.  Her husband, J. U. Jollifee, died in 1942. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Joe Willis Pigg, Louisa, one brother, Laban E. Wallace, Sr., Louisa, and three grandchildren. Paintsville Herald 5-1-1952
MILLS, Christopher
1952
Tomahawk Resident Succumbs Thursday
Services were held at 1:30pm, Thursday at the Tomahawk School Auditorium for Christopher Columbus "Lum" Mills, 81, who died April 22, at his home at Tomahawk. The son of Lump and Mary Scalf Mills, He was a life-long resident of Tomahawk.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha VanHoose Mills, of White House, five sons, Ked, Verdunville, W. Va., Ebb, Bradley, Andrew and John C. all of Inez, and one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Cassel, Job, Ky. Internment was in the family cemetery at Tomahawk under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 5-1-1952
MORGAN, Wayne Clifton
1952-1952
8 DAY-OLD INFANT DIES: GRAVE SIDE RITES HELD
Wayne Clifton Morgan, 8-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Leo Morgan, died at a local hospital Friday, April 30. Other survivors besides his parents are the following bothers and sisters:  William Edward, Mona Allene and Emory David Morgan, all at home. Grave side rites were conducted Thursday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Harry Salyers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. From the Paintsville Herald 5-8-1952
PORTER, Dollie (Mills)
1881-1952
Dollie Mills Porter, 71, Succumbs Wednesday
Mrs. Dollie Mills Porter, 71, Debord, Ky., died at her home April 30, 1952 after an illness of several years. Born April 16, 1881, at Tomahawk, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Sue Daniels Mills.  She was married to A. P. Porter, who preceded her in death in 1935. She is survived by the following children; Allen Porter, Kenova, W. Va., Frank Porter, Inez, Ky., John Porter, Debord, Ky., Mrs. Nathan Cline, Debord Ky., Mrs. Mollie Cline, Debord, Ky., and Miss Florence Porter, Debord, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. May 1 at the home of Nathan Cline with the Rev. Russell Kirk officiating. Burial was in the Cline Cemetery at Debord, Ky., under the direction of the Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald May 8 1952
RATLIFF, Eli
1952
Eli Ratliff Dies Monday, April 14
Services Held Today For Johnson Countian Eli Ratliff, 91, died at his home at 10:15 p.m. April 14 1952 after an illness of three months. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek. The son of Henry and Louise Ratliff, he was a life-long resident of Johnson County.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Ratliff, and the following sons and daughters, Ellis Ratliff, Denver, Kentucky, Frank Ratliff, Paintsville, Kentucky, Dennie Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, Lonnie Ratliff, Denver, Kentucky, Verlie Ratliff, Maysville, Kentucky, Eli Ratliff, Jr., Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, William Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, Mrs. Flora Blair, Mrs. Flossie Selvage, and Mrs. Emma Selvage all of Denver, Kentucky, Mrs. Callie Sester, Paintsville, Kentucky, and Malta Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Kentucky.  One sister, Mrs. Twiney Towland, White House, Kentucky, also survives. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. today at the home with the Revs. Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 17, 1952
RISNER, Janice Gaye
1952-1952
Pneumonia Fatal To Risner Infant
Miss Janice Gaye  Risner, three-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Risner, Gray Fox, Ky., died at a local hospital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 1952, after an illness of several days of pneumonia. She was born January 3, 1952 at Springfield, Ohio. Surviving besides her parents are four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, 1952, at the home. Burial was in the Jenkins Cemetery under the directions of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 5-1-1952
ROWLAND, Cynthia (Bollin)
1952
Cynthia Bollin Rowland, 74, died at her home at Red Bush, Monday, April 14, 1952, of a heart ailment and pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, April 16, with the Revs. Harry Collier, Tommy Bailey and Hood Wallin officiating. She was the daughter of Preston and Nancy Trimble Bollin, and the widow of Armstrong Rowland. She is survived by four children, Vesta Salyer, Pearlie Salyer, both of Red Bush, Dessie Lewis, Eldridge, Ky., and Eckell Rowland of Red Bush. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bessie Rowland . Other survivors include 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Red  Bush Interprise Baptist Church and a devoted Christian.  she was a kind and loving mother and loved by all who knew her. All you do for Jesus is all that counts she said. These words she often repeated while she lay on her death bed. Then she said good-bye to those she did adore. And went to live with loved ones who have gone before. Paintsville Herald 4-24-1952
SPEARS, Myrtle (Spears) (Preston)
1881-1952
River, KY Woman  Dies April 22
Rites Held April 24 For Myrtle P. Spears
Myrtle Preston Spears, 71, died at her home at River, KY., at 4:00 p.m., April 22, of cancer, after an illness of six months. She was born at River, November 17, 1881, the daughter of James A. and Miranda Ward Spears. She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her first husband, W.J. Preston, Sr., preceded her in death, October 09, 1924.  She was later married to Julius Spears, who died July 31, 1947. Surviving are four daughters and eight sons, Mrs. Cort Daniel, Miss Stell Preston, and Mrs. Barbara Jennings, all of River, KY., and Mrs. Corbett Parson, Catletlettsburg, Waitman Preston, A.L. Preston, Herman Preston, William J. Preston, Jr., all of River, Victor Preston, Wharton, W.Va., Paul Preston, Van Lear, KY., Raymond Preston, Boons Camp and Homer W. Preston, Meally. She is also survived by one brother, Samuel Spears, River. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 24,, at the River church with Revs. Herman Walters, and L.T. Preston, officiating. Burial was in the River cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  April 24, 1952
SPRADLIN, Sarah Jane (Music)
1873-1952
Sarah J. Spradlin Succumbs Sunday Services Tuesday for Former Resident;
Burial At Pikeville
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Sarah Jane Spradlin, 79, wife of Sheridan Spradlin of Kingsport, Tennessee, at the Christian Church at East Point, Kentucky, with the Rev., S. B. Honeycutt officiating. Mrs. Spradlin died early Sunday morning at a Lexington, Ky., hospital after being critically ill since Christmas of a lingering illness.  Prior to entering the Lexington hospital, she was at a hospital at Fleming after becoming bedfast at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ted Blankenship, Neon, Ky. Affectionately known by her many friends here as "Sally" , she was well-known and widely related in Johnson county and Eastern Kentucky. The daughter of John and Minerva Music, she was born in Johnson county February 25, 1873.  She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Cecil Spradlin, Dorchester, Va., and Taft Spradlin, Dayton, Ohio, three daughters, Mrs. Ted Blankenship, Neon, Ky., Mrs. E. B. Gray, Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. J. H. Mosgrove, Pikeville, Ky., and the following brothers and sisters:  J. W. Music, East Point, Ky.., Mrs. Arminta Hall, Van Lear, Ky., Mrs. Levada Auxier, Dunham, Ky., and Mrs. Clarinda Goble, Auxier, Ky. Interment was made in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery at Pikeville, Ky., under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 4-17-1952
STAFFORD, Jimmy
1952
Jimmy Stafford, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Stafford, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, Tuesday, April 8, at 11:30 p.m., after an illness of several months. A life-long resident of Paintsville, he was a student in the seventh grade when he was stricken with Hodgekins Disease last year. Despite his serious illness, Jimmy had been active in neighborhood activities.  He had taken a paper route and had taken photography as a new hobby.  He suffered a fatal attack last week and was moved to the Huntington hospital. Survivors besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Webb and Mrs. Dorothy Reid, both of Charlotte, N. C., one brother, Gordon Stafford, of Charlotte, N. C., and one half-brother, Earl Stafford, of Ashland, Kentucky. Funeral services will be in the Stafford Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 4-10-1952
TACKETT, Anna (Kimbleton) Salyer
1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Salyer Tackett, 72, of Wheelersburg, Ky., were held at 10 a. m. Monday at the United Baptist Church at Wheelersburg, with the Reverends Lonza Reed, Ham Jenkins, and Dona Conley officiating. She succumbed at 11 p. m. Friday at her home after an illness of only a few days. A native of Morgan county, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Ellen Holbrook Kimbleton.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was first married to Levi Salyer and later wedded to George Tackett.  Both preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ira Cantrell, of Minefork, Ky., Mrs. Clyde Bayes and Mrs. Jim Cheek, both of Mechaniesburg, O.; four sons, Tona S. Salyer, of Wheelersburg, Ky., Granville Salyer, of Springfield, O., and Fonza Salyer, of Mechaniesburg, O.; one brother, Lee Kimbleton, of Paintsville, and one sister, Mrs. Croshie Blanton, of Rice, Ky., in Greenup county. Following the services, burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 4-17 1952
VAN HOOSE, Louisa (Wellman)
1864-1952
Louisa (Wellman) Van Hoose Succumbs Apr. 30
Funeral Services Sat. for Tutor Key Woman Mrs. Louisa (Aunt Lou) Van Hoose, 88, died at her home at Tutor Key, Ky., at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after an illness of several months. The daughter of Wes and Lina Wellman, she was born January 22, 1864, in Lawrence county.  She had lived at Tutor Key most of her life, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church there.  She was preceded  in death by her husband, John C. Van Hoose, who died in August, 1912. Surviving are eight daughters and three sons, Mrs. Matt Sublett, of this city, Mrs. Robert Castle, Tutor Key, Mrs. Lawrence Fairchild and Mrs. Lewis Isaacs, both of Lowmansville, Mrs. Frank Witen, Sitka, Mrs. Earl Daniel, West Van Lear, Miss Gypsy Van Hoose, Tutor Key,  Mrs. Verner Castle, Chas. Ky., Hansel VanHoose, Wittensville, and Guy and Wes Van Hoose, both of Tutor Key. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 3, at the Free Will Baptist Church at Nippa, Ky., with Revs. Millard Van Hoose and Claude Preston, officiating.  The Toms Creek Quartet will sing hymns.  Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 5-1-52 



MAY - 1952

BAYES, James W.
1952
Services Friday For James Bayes Kenwood Resident
Dies Following Long Illness Leading teacher in County
James W. Bayes, 72, Kenwood, Ky., died at his home Tuesday, May 13, 1952 after an illness of several months. Born at Denver, Ky., he was the son of the late John and Malinda Frazier Bays. He was married 33 years ago to Mary Vida Boss of Brooklyn, N. Y., who survives him. Other survivors are six half sisters, Mrs. Hansford Estep, Fugate, Mrs Tally Cantrell, Flat Gap, Mrs Budge Cheek, Tomahawk, Mrs Basil Woods, Collista, Mrs Mattie Sipple, California and Mrs Logan Spencer, McCarr. Educated in the common school of Johnson County, he was one of the County's leading teachers. Funeral services were held in Old Paint Union Church at Staffordsville Friday, May 16,at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Persimmon Point Cemetery. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known as the "Jayne Cemetery" Paintsville Herald May, 22, 1952 
BOOTH, William
1952
Injuries Fatal to County Man William Booth Succumbs Tuesday
From Injuries Received In Car Wreck
William Booth, 27, died Tuesday, May 13, in a Wabash, Indiana hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident on May 11. The son of Frank and Martha Whitaker Booth, he was a native of Johnson County. He was a resident of Wabash at the time of his death. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Thelma Bolen Booth, two sons, Larry and Harold, both at home, and two daughters, Patricia Sue and Madonna Lou, both at home. Other survivors include the following brothers and sister; Ellis Booth, Eugene Booth, Paul Booth and James Booth, all of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs Bethel Bolin, Van Lear, Mrs. Nannie Webb, Wabash Indiana, Miss. Florence Booth and Miss Ida May Booth, both of Auxier. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his sister, Mrs. Bethel Bolin at Van Lear, on Saturday May 17, with Rev. Carl Layne officiating. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald May 22, 1952
CLARK, Anna Lee (Clark)
1952
Mrs. Anna Lee Clark, 46, succumbed at her home at Thealka, Wednesday, May 28, 1952, after an illness of three years. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Sarah Music Clark. Surviving are her husband, W. B. Clark, two sons, John L. Clark and Steve Clark, both of Thealka, three daughters, Mrs. Lucile Wilsman, Mrs. Edna Farst, and Mrs. Emma Jean Arrowood, all of Illinois, one sister and four brothers. Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, 1952, at 1:00 p.m. at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Kermit Preston officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally, Kentucky, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary from date of publication.  The Paintsville Herald  Thursday June 5, 1952 
CONLEY, Charlie
1873-1952
Charlie Conley Dies Saturday Six Months Illness Fatal
To Aged Rockhouse Man
Charlie Conley, 78, Rockhouse, KY., died at his home at 8:30 p.m. May 17 after an illness of six months. Born in 1873 at Rockhouse, KY., he was the son of James H. and Ellen Rice Conely.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was married in 1901 to Rose McFarlan, who survives him. Other survivors include four sons and one duaghter, Ray Conley and Earl Conley, both of Rockhouse, and Orville Conely of Mt. Sterling, KY., James Conley of Rockhouse; the following brothers and sisters also survive; Frank J. Conley, city, Lindsey Conley, Chesapeake, OH., Fonzo Conley, Rockhouse, Mrs. Ray Turner, Turners Branch, Mrs Lonza Conley, Cattletsburg and Mrs. Sola Trimble, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m., Monday afternoon with the Revs. Fred Rowland, F. S. Van Hoose and Claude Preston officiating. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Internment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 22 1952 
FYFFE, Willa Faye (Rigsby)
1927-1952
Services Monday  For Keaton Woman
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 5 1952, at the Enterprise Baptist Church, Keaton, Ky., for Mrs. Willa Faye Fyffe, who died May 3 1952, at a local hospital, after a few days illness. The daughter of Watha and Ethel McKenzie Rigsby, she was born September 28, 1927, at Keaton, Ky., and she had lived there all her life.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She married April 16 1952 to Lowell Fyffe, who survives.  Surviving also are three sisters, Mrs. Elwanda Sparks, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Watha Lene Sparks and Pama Rigsby, Keaton, Ky. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Keaton, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald May 8 1952
GILMORE, Sally
1877-1952
Sally Gilmore December, 1877     May 1, 1952
Mrs. Sally Gilmore, 74, died at a local hospital Thursday, May 1, after a short illness. She was born in December 1877 in Johnson County. She had lived at Boons Camp most of her life and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gilmore, who died May 5, 1940. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Harlan Perry, Offutt, Ky., Mitchel Perry, Hellier, Ky., Mrs. Mary Davis, Alabama, and Mrs. Susie Davis, Clintwood, Va. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Little Friendship Church at Boons Camp with Rev. Hernie Davis and Rev. Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald May 8 1952 
GULLETT, Manda (Hill)
1952
Mrs.Manda Gullett, 53, died suddenly at her home Saturday, May 31, following a heart attack. Born at Relief, KY., she was the daughter of Joe and Lina Hill.  She had resided at Mine Fork, Kentucky for thirty years. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Gullett, who died in 1937. Survivors are four sons, Burl Gullett, Ashland, KY., Roy Gullett, Fairboren, Ohio, Joe Gullett, Fort Campbell, KY., and Hade Gullett, Fort Knox, KY., three daughters, Ethel Williams, Win, KY., Belvis Wright, Silver Hill, KY., and Tennie Gullett, Mine Fork, KY., three daughteers Billy Hill, Ashland, KY., Eddie Hill, Relief, Ky., and Jesse Hill, Ashland, Ky., and one sister, Maggie Cantrell of Ashland, KY. Funeral services were held at the home at 1:00 p.m., Tuessday witht the Revs. Vern Conley and Scott Castle officiating. Interment was in the Jellico cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeal Home. Printed:  June 05, 1952
HITCHCOCK, Grant
1886-1952
Funeral Services Held For Grant Hitchcock At Freewill Church
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 18, for Grant Hitchcock, 65, well-known retired miner of Johnson County, who succumbed from a heart attack in a local hospital Monday. Born at Barnetts Creek, KY., December 9, 1886 he was the son of Milton and Celia Rice Hitchcock. He was raised in Paintsville for 42 years. He was married in 1910 to Minta Roberts Hitchcock who survives him. Other survivors are six sons, Clarence Hitchcock, Sea Side, California, Dallas Hitchcock, Milford Center, Ohio, James Hitchcock, Lexington, KY., Mitchell, Carl and Grant Hitchcock, Jr. all of Paintsville; three daughters, Mrs. Marguerette Boyd, West Van Lear, KY., Miss Mildred Hitchcock and Miss Emma Hitchcock, both of this city, and one brother and two sisters, Walter Hitchcock, Louisa, KY., Mrs. Lizzie Blair, West Van Lear, and Mrs. Laura Fairchild, Staffordsville, Kentucky. Services were held at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., with the Revs. Claude Preston, Willard Wilcox; Homer Willis and Millard Van Hoose officiating.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet and Toms Creek Quartet. Interment was in the Turner Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 22 1952
HOLBROOK, George W.
1873-1952
George W. Holbrook, 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. McKinley Baldwin, Sunday at 7:00  p.m., after an illness of a month. The son of John J. and Millie Holbrook, he was born at Red Bush, Ky., February 11, 1873. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Polly M. Johnson Holbrook, three sons, H. E. Holbrook, Lynehburg, Ohio, James H. Holbrook, Circleville, Ohio, Ottis Holbrook, Fuget, Ky., two daughters, Mrs. McKinley Baldwin, city, and Mrs. Richard Hill, Portsmouth, Ohio and one brother, Harry Holbrook, Thelma, Ky. Funeral services were held at the United Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday with the Revs. Cullie Sparks and Tommie Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintville Herald 5-22-1952
KESTNER, Malcolm
1952
Hager Hill Resident Malcolm Kestner, 60, died at his home Saturday, May 17 1952, following an illness of several years. The son of March and Angelene Wheeler Kestner, he was a life-long resident of Johnson County. He was a resident of Hager Hill at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Clara Colvin Kestner, three sons; Orville Kestner, Hager Hill, Elza Kestner, Collista, and Alvis Kestner, Hager Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Rice, Springfield, Ohio and Mrs. Dixie Conley, Hager Hill. Other survivors include the following brothers and sisters;  Nora Kestner, Springfield, O., Thomas Kestner and Dave Kestner, Lovongton, Illinois, Mrs. Lou Colvin, Whitaker, Ky., and Mrs. Addie Ratliff, Patrick, Ky. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Hager Hill Holiness Church with the Revs. Mose Kitchen and Charles Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the Hager Hill Family Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22 1952
MARCUM, Eliza (Herald)
1888-1952
Mrs. Eliza Marcum, 64, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van Clum, Friday, May 30, after an illness of a year. Born July 12, 1888, at Crum, W.Va., she was the daughter of L.F. and Virginia Marcum Herald. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Marcum, three sons, Walter Marcum, Starrett, W. Va., Andy and Lafayette Marcum, both of Fort Gay, W.Va., eight daughters, Mrs. Sara Crum Beauty, KY., Mrs. Grace Perry, Omar, Mrs. Victoria Perry, Crum, Mrs. Myrtle Perry, Omar, Mrs. Marie Pack, Omar, Mrs. Stella Marcum, Amheardale, W.Va., Mrs. Callie Hunley, Omar, and Miss Gladys Carroll Marcum, Beauty. Services were conducted at the grave Sunday, June 1, at 2:00p.m., with the Rev. James Maynard officiating. Burial was in the Stone Coal Cemetery, Stone Coal, W. Va., under the direction of the Richmond- Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald June 05, 1952
RATLIFF, Addie Ellen (Kestner)
1952
Services Held Sunday For County Woman Mrs. Addie Ellen Kestner Ratliff, 58, died at her home at Patrick, Kentucky at 2:30 p.m. on May 29, after an illness of two and a half years.  Death was due to a heart condition. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merchant Kestner, she was born at East Point, Kentucky. She was married to Burns Ratliff October 5, 1912.  To this union were born three children, Hobert K. Ratliff, Patrick, Kentucky; Ethel Ratliff VanHoose, Patrick, Kentucky; and Barbara Jewell Dean, Fort Gay, W. Virginia, who survive.  Other survivors included six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church at Patrick, Kentucky, with the Rev. Arch Thompson officiating. Interment was in the Ratliff Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday  June 5, 1952
ROBINSON, Grant Jr.
1952
Brother Of Mrs. Kirk Dies At Richmond Grant Robinson, Jr., 36, Mayor of Richmond, Ky., and brother of Mrs. Raymond L. Kirk of Inverness, Fla., formerly of this city, died at his residence there May 18. He had been Mayor of Richmond since December, 1949. Mr. Robinson formerly was a State Board of Health Inspector and later worked at the Ashland Oil and Rifining Co.'s Covington plant. He and his father, Grant Robinson, Sr., operated the Robinson Produce Co., in Richmond. Besides Mrs Kirk, he is survived by his parents; his wife, Mrs Margie Harrison Robinson, and two daughters. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22, 1952 
SALYER, Elizabeth (Betty) (Isaac)
1861-1952
ELIZABETH (BETTY) ISAAC SALYER
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Salyer, 91, died Friday, May 2, at 5:50 p.m. at her home in Winifred after a long illness. She was the wife of Henry Clinton Salyer to who she was married 70 years ago on Little Blaine in Lawrence County. Mrs. Salyer was born in Bristol, Virginia, February 8, 1861.  She had been a resident of Winifred for the p past 60 years and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was one of the county’s oldest and most respected women. Surviving besides her aged husband are one son and four daughters, William B. Salyer, Santa Ana, California, Mrs. Mae Young, Van Lear, KY., Mrs. Lillie Slone, Winifred, KY., Mrs. Lola E. Burton, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Zora Huff, Winifred, KY. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the family residence by Reverend Bruce Daniels and Reverend Edward Salyers. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Printed: May 08, 1952
SESCO, Paul
1945-1952
Paul Sesco May 22, 1952 Tomahawk Youth Succumbs Friday
Paul Sesco, 7, son of Melvin and Garnet Mills Sesco of Tomahawk, Ky., died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 following a brief illness. He was born January 1945 at Davisport, Kentucky. Surviving besides his parents are the following brothers and sisters; Eddie Sesco, Tomahawk, Ky., Wilburn J. Sesco, Atlanta, Georgia, Eugene Sesco, Paintsville, Ky., Donald Sesco, Bettsville, Ohio, Dan Sesco, Betty Emmalou, Barbara Sue and Ella Faye, all of Tomahawk, Ky. Funeral services were held at the Phillip Cove Church Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Charley Bailey officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 5-22-1952
SLONE, Paul Gus
1952
PAUL GUS SLONE RECOVER BODIES SUNDAY; BELIEVE RESCUE ATTEMPT BECAME FATAL TO BOY
Hand marks on a slick, steep bank showed as an apparent but mute evidence to the valiant yet futile efforts of a thirteen year old boy to rescue a nine year old neighborhood girl as both were drowned in a week-end tragedy here. Bob Borders recovered the bodies of Paul Gus Slone, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elba Slone, Of Paintsville, from the waters of Big Paint Creek about 200 yards above the Bridge street at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. The body of the little girl, Phyllis Jean Whited was recovered at 3 p.m. Sunday by Frank Pelphery. Both were members of an American Legion searching party which joined others in probing the depths of the creek when alarm of the apparent drownings sounded. Borders is commander of the local post. Members of the two grieved families and the community as a whole are somewhat puzzled as to the circumstances of the tragedy. No on reported seeing the accident and the boy is known as a good swimmer. Some expressed an opinion that the girl had fallen into the creek which is from six to eight feet deep at the spot, and the boy lost his life attempting to save her. His body was found about six feet from shore where his fishing pole was anchored in the bank. A fish very likely caught by the girl or boy was tied to a line nearby in the water. Members of the Slone family said the boy had left home about 8 a.m. Saturday to go fishing. When he did not return for his dinner and supper, as was his custom, the search for the missing boy was instituted. The girls' body was recovered about 200 feet downstream from the fishing spot.  She had been living as a foster child, with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Whited here for about three years. Her mother is now Mrs. Joe Gayheart of Iron Gate, Mich. Whereabouts of her father is unknown. She is also survived by six brothers and sisters. Funeral services for the girl were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at the First Methodist church with the Rev. Clarence W. Krebs officiating. Burial was made in the Huff Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Slone boy is survived by his parents and four brothers, James Elmer, Ray Donald, Roger Lee and John Manuel Slone. Funeral services were held for the boy at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. C. Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Burial took place in the Wells cemetery here under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald May 8, 1952
WATSON, E.L.(Link)
1874-1952
Heart Ailment Fatal to E. L. (Link) Watson
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Auxier Methodist Church for E. L. ( Link) Watson, 78, retired miner, who succumbed Thursday, May  15, 1952, of a heart Ailment. Born April 13, 1874, in Rowan County, Ohio, he was the son of Aaron and Melila Thompson Watson. He had been a resident of Auxier for 38 years. He is survived by one son, Dolph Watson of Auxier, two daughters, Mrs. Emery Gilbert and Mrs. Ora Curnette, both of Auxier and one brother James Watson, of Hammersville.O. Burial was in the Auxier Government Cemetery under he direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 22 1952
WHITED, Phyllis Jean
1952
PAUL GUS SLONE RECOVER BODIES SUNDAY; BELIEVE RESCUE ATTEMPT BECAME FATAL TO BOY
Hand marks on a slick, steep bank showed as an apparent but mute evidence to the valiant yet futile efforts of a thirteen year old boy to rescue a nine year old neighborhood girl as both were drowned in a week-end tragedy here. Bob Borders recovered the bodies of Paul Gus Slone, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elba Slone, Of Paintsville, from the waters of Big Paint Creek about 200 yards above the Bridge street at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. The body of the little girl, Phyllis Jean Whited was recovered at 3 p.m. Sunday by Frank Pelphery. Both were members of an American Legion searching party which joined others in probing the depths of the creek when alarm of the apparent drownings sounded. Borders is commander of the local post. Members of the two grieved families and the community as a whole are somewhat puzzled as to the circumstances of the tragedy. No one reported seeing the accident and the boy is known as a good swimmer. Some expressed an opinion that the girl had fallen into the creek which is from six to eight feet deep at the spot, and  the boy lost his life attempting to save her. His body was found about six feet from shore where his fishing pole was anchored in the bank. A fish very likely caught by the girl or boy was tied to a line nearby in the water. Members of the Slone family said the boy had left home about 8 a.m. Saturday to go fishing. When he did not return for his dinner and supper, as was his custom, the search for the missing boy was instituted. The girls body was recovered about 200 feet downstream from the fishing spot.  She had been living as a foster child, with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Whited here for about three years. Her mother is now Mrs. Joe Gayheart of Iron Gate, Mich. Whereabouts of her father is unknown. She is also survived by six brothers and sisters. Funeral services for the girl were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at the First Methodist church with the Rev. Clarence W. Krebs officiating. Burial was made in the Huff Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Slone boy is survived by his parents and four brothers, James Elmer, Ray Donald, Roger Lee and John Manuel Slone. Funeral services were held for the boy at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. C. Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Burial took place in the Wells cemetery here under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald May 8, 1952
WOODS, Lena (Daniels)
1952
May 22, 1952
Funeral Services Held At Home Sunday
Mrs. Lena Daniels Woods, 47, Nippa, Ky. died at a local hospital Thursday, May 14 following an illness of a month. The daughter of Fairy and Isabelle Castle Daniels, she had resided in Johnson County all her life. She is survived by her husband, Jess Woods, two sons, Charles Estill Woods and Jess Woods, Jr., both at home, and four daughters; Rudell, Reba, Joyce and Jane, all at home. Other survivors include one brother, James Daniels, London, Ohio, and two sisters; Mrs. Alka Van Hoose, Nippa, Ky., and Minnie Fraley of West Virginia. Funeral services were held at the home at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 18, with the Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Music was by the Toms Creek Singers. Interment was in the Zachary Castle Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.


JUNE - 1952

BAKER, Ruby (Daniel)
1952
Services Are Held For Johnson Native Sunday At Ft. Gay
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Baker, 61, a native of Johnson County, who died June 12, 1952, at her home in Huntington, W. Va. were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church in Ft.Gay., W.Va. She succumbed following an illness of two years. Residing in Huntington for the past six years.  Mrs. Baker was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Miranda Stapleton Daniel. Her husband William Roscoe Baker, Died in 1943. Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Loxie Spaulding, Huntington; Mrs. Maxie Crum.  Glenhayes, W.Va.  and Mrs. Earl Lambert, Rittman, Ohio.  Two sons John H. Baker, Rittman, and Joe S.Baker, Wheelersburg. Ohio, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joe George, Louisa, and Mrs. Richard Hammer,Chillicothe, Ohio; a sister , Mrs. Roscoe Meade, Dayton Ohio; two brothers J. M. Daniel, Betsy Layne, Ky, and John Daniel, McDowell Ky. 13 grandchildren and eight great grand children. Paintsville Herald Jun.19 1952
BALDRIDGE, George E.
1892-1952
George Eliott Baldridge, 59, Williamsport miner, died Saturday afternoon at his home from the effects of a shotgun blast fired into the fore part of his neck, it was reported here. A coroner's jury, empaneled by Johnson County Coroner Jim Trimble, reached a verdict that the deceased "met death at his own hands." The coroner's jury found no known motive for the act, Coroner Trimble said. Mr. Baldridge was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, a lifelong resident of Williamsport and vicinity and was well-known and respected by all who knew him. He was born December 7, 1892 at Williamsport, Ky., the son of the late Andrew and Nancy Hite Baldridge. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Ward Baldridge, at home; a son, Glen Baldridge, Thelma,  Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Mollett, and Mrs. Neva Mucic, both of Williamsport, Ky.; and one sister, Mrs. Exer Ward, Williamsport, Ky. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mollett, at Williamsport with Herschell Short officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery nearby under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD  JUN.19 1952
BALDWIN, Leck
1883-1952
Funeral Services Held At Collista Leck Baldwin, 69, life-long Johnson county resident, died at a local hospital Monday afternoon,June 23, following an illness of a few days. Born April 6, 1883, he was the son of Shell and Hannah Davis Baldwin.  He was a resident of Collista at the time of his death. A member of the city police force for a number of years, he was well-known in Paintsville and throughout Johnson county. He was married 50 years ago to Minnie Alice Blair who survives him. Other survivors include three sons, Belvie Baldwin, Balis Baldwin and Llyod Baldwin, all of Denver; four daughters, Mrs.Hannah Hitchcock, Denver, Mrs. Lela Blair, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Hannah Hitchcock, Denver, Mrs. Sudie Young, Lowmansville, and Mrs. Hermalee Howard, Ashland; seven brothers, Joel, Dock, John, Clint and Wince Baldwin, all of Ohio Springs, Luther Baldwin, Win, Ky., and Mckinley Baldwin, city; and three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Webb, Mrs. Nora Webb and Miss Susan Baldwin, all of Ohio Springs. Funeral Services were held at the residence at the Collista at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Foster Rigsby, Grover Fannin and Millard O'Bryan officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Twin Branch under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD  JUN.26 1952
BLAIR, Rula
1952
Services Friday For Rula Blair Of Hager Hill
Brief Illness Fatal To Young Resident
Rula Blair, 28, son of Patrick and the late Martha Jane Conley Blair, died at a local hospital Tuesday, June 17, after an illness of three months. Prior to his illness, he had been an employee of Short's Store.  He was a life-long resident of Johnson County. Surviving besides his father are three brothers, Reevie Blair, city, Russell Blair, Floyd County, Raymond Blair, West Virginia; three sisters, Mrs. Mahalla Rice, West Virginia.; Mrs. Emma King, Van Lear, Ky.; Mrs. Martha Jane Robinson, Whitaker, Ky.; one half sister, Loretta Blair, at home and one half brother, Patrick Blair, Jr., at home. Funeral services will be held Friday June 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lick Fork School with the Revs. Claude Preston, Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster officiating. Interment will be in the Music Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 6-19-1952 
BLANTON, Helen (Trimble)
1920-1952
Short Illness Fatal To Kenwood Woman
Mrs. Helen Blanton, 32, wife of Flem Blanton, Kenwood, Ky.,  died in a Huntington hospital Sunday night, June 22, 1952, after a short illness of three days. Born May 9, 1920 in Letcher County, she was the daughter of  Frank and Hester Lemaster Trimble. Surviving besides her husband is one son, Warren Blanton, and two daughters, Juanita and Loretta Blanton, all at home. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1: 00 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.  Paintsville Herald 6-26-1952
BORDERS, Virginia Delores (Covault)
1952
Services Conducted For Mrs. Borders, 24, Who Died In Columbus
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Don A. Neff funeral home for Mrs. Virginia Borders, 24, who died June 27 in University hospital, Columbus.  Rev. Simmons and Rev. Edward Orinson conducted the rites. Pallbeareres were Richard Barger, Wilbur Davis, George Pickerell, Junior Borders, Joseph Smith and James H. Borders. Burial was made in the Oak Dale cemetery by the Don A. Neff funeral home. Note: Virgina Delores (Covault) Borders was the wife of Ralph Guy Borders. 
BROWN, Cora (Bailey)
1874-1952
Mother of Local Woman Buried Sun., June 29
Mrs. Cora Bailey Brown, 78, life-long resident of Magoffin County, and mother of Mrs. Nelson Howard, of this city, died at her home on Burning Fork, at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning following an illness of several years. Born May 30, 1874, she was the daughter of Alec and Jane Adams Bailey. She was married May 19, 1898 to Smith Brown, who preceeded her in death February 21, 1930. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 53 years. Surviving besides Mrs. Howard, are two sons, Gladstone Brown and Rex Brown, both of Salyersville, and another daughter, Marie Brown, at home.  She was preceeded in death by an infant daughter, Janie, and by a son, Edward who died March, 5, 1931. Funeral services were held at the home at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29, with Rev. Scott, pastor of the Salyersville Methodist Church, officiating.  Music was by a quartet from the Paintsville Christian Church, with Mrs. Grady Stafford at the piano. Interment was made in the family cemetery on Mash Fork under the direction of the Kelley and Caudill Funeral Home of Salyersville.Paintsville Herald 7-3-1952 
CANTRELL, Elizabeth (Williams)
1873-1952
Mrs. Elizabeth Cantrell, 79, died suddenly Tuesday at her home at Ophir, Morgan County, Ky. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Born April 25, 1873 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Mose and Josephine Webb Williams.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1937. She is survived by seven sons, Anon Cantrell, Red Bush, Ky., Mont and Alton Cantrell, Ophir, Ky., Amon Cantrell, Keaton, Ky., Cove Cantrell, Pikeville, Ky., J. E. Cantrell, city, and Walter Cantrell, Ashland, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Cantrell, Mine Fork, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Alice Wright, Red Bush, Ky. Funeral services were held at the home at 10:00 a.m. today with the Revs. Tom Wright, William Wright and Johnnie Wright officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ophic under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald. 6-26-1952
CASTLE, Milty
1888-1952
Cerebral Hemorrhage Fatal To Local Man
Milty Castle Funeral services were held at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church Saturday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. for Milty Castle, 64, who died in a local hospital June 25 1952 following an illness of one week. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. Born February 29, 1888 in Johnson County, he was the son of J. C. and Katherine Fairchilds Castle. A retired miner, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Van Lear Lodge 885 F&AM, and the Paintsville Lodge 1658 B. P. O. E. He is survived by his wife, Reece Robinson Castle, three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Meadows, Van Lear, Kentucky, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, Jenkins, Kentucky, and Mrs. Ruie Webb, Wabash, Indiana; five brothers, Lonnie Castle, city,James Castle, Cabin Creek, W. Virginia, Robert Castle, Stambaugh, Kentucky, William Castle, Columbus, Ohio, and Frank Castle, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The funeral service was conducted by Revs. Claude Preston and Don Fraley.  Graveside services were under the direction of the Masonic Lodge.  Music was furnished by the Toms Creek Singers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Turner Branch under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday July 3, 1952
CYRUS, Emma (Dixon)
1888-1952
Mrs. Emma Dixon Cyrus, 64, Van Lear, KY., died Thursday, June 26, in an Ashland Hospital following an illness of 16 years.  Death was attributed to complications. Born September 28, 1888, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of James an Elizabeth Holliday Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband, September 13, 1948. Surviving are four sons, Dan Cyrus, Evanston, KY., Henry, Ivan, and Ted Cyrus, all of Van Lear, four daughters, MRs. Myrtle Troland, Cross Bay, Oregon, Mrs. Vinnie Connors, Auxier, KY., Mrs. Minnie Baldridge, Lexington, KY., and Mrs. Ethel Mae Reams, Ashland, KY., and one sister, Mrs. Lillie Clay, Ashland, KY. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. William Horn officiating.  Music was by the Auxier Quartet. Burial was in the Van Lear family cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  July 03, 1952 
DAVIS, Ed
1881-1952
Services Monday For Ed Davis, 70
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Meally, Kentucky, for Edd Davis, 70, who died at a local hospital June 21 following an illness of a week. Born November 4, 1881 at Barnetts Creek, Kentucky, he was the son of Enoch and Martha Arms Davis.  He was a resident of Riceville at the time of his death. He was married in 1913 to Stella Litteral who survives him. Other survivors include one brother, Millard Davis, Ashland, Kentucky, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Litteral, Riceville, Kentucky, and Mrs. Sarah Yates, Claypool, Indiana. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 06-26-1952
DAWSON, Anna (Preston)
1894-1952
Former Johnson County Resident Dies In Ohio
Mrs. Anna Dawson, 58, a former resident of VanLear, KY., died at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, June 29, at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Dawson was born in Boyd County, May 08, 1894, a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Matthew Preston. She had been a resident of Cincinnati for the past seven years. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the John Steen Funeral Home at Ashland, with Rev. Willie Davis, of Catlettsburg, officiating.  Burial was in the Preston cemetery at Burnaugh, KY. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Gambill and Miss Judith Ann Dawson, both of Cincinnati, two brothers, Frank Preston, Ashland, and Tom Preston, Catlettsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Archer Black, Buchanan, and Mrs. Mary Sepser, Piketon, Ohio Paintsville Herald Thursday  July 03, 1952 
EVANS, Gloria Jean
1952-1952
Services Conducted For Evans Infant
Gloria Jean Evans, 7- months-old daughter of William T. and Sallie Marie Castle Evans, Wharton, W. Va., died in a Paintsville hospital after an illness of two days. Surviving besides her parents are one brother, Thomas Edward Evans, one sister, Della Marie Evans, one half sister, Judy Ann Jones, all at home. Funeral services were conducted at West Van Lear at the home of the paternal grand-father, Edward Evans, at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday with the Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald June 19, 1952
FAIRCHILD, James
1881-1952
JAMES FAIRCHILD JOHNSON COUNTIAN DIES SUDDENLY
Services Held Wed. For James Fairchild
James Fairchild, 70, Oil Springs, Ky., died suddenly at his home Sunday, June 1, (1952). Born June 25, 1881 in Johnson County, he was the son of Thomas and Jane Conley Fairchild. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lou Howard Fairchild, three sons, Bennie Fairchild, Waterloo, O., Frank Fairchild, Oak Hill, O., and Eugene Fairchild, Kenwood, Ky., five daughters, Mrs. June Blair, Cleveland, Ohio, May Lemaster, Thelma Curtis, Margie Fairchild, and Malta Blair, all of Oil Springs, Ky., and the following brothers and sisters, Henry Fairchild, Oil Springs, Ky., Mrs. Alice Colvin, Mine Fork, Ky., Mrs. Beck Blanton, Win, Ky., Mrs. Mary McCarty, Salyersville, Ky., Mrs. Sarah Blanton, city, Mrs. Ellen Blanton, Oil Springs, and Mrs. Darcus Blanton, Kenwood, Ky. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday (June 4, 1952) at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary by date of publication. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday June 5, 1952
FIELDS, Vernal
1918-1952
July 3, 1952
Services Held Wed. For Vernal Fields, 33
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 2, 1952, for Vernal Fields, 33, Holden, W. Va., who died June 29, 1952, in a Huntington hospital of a heart attack. Born August 29, 1918, at McClure, Ky., he was the son of Elmer and Grace Kirk Fields.  He had been a resident of Holden for seven years and was employed as a butcher by the island Creek Stores. He is survived by his wife, Ninnie Pierce Fields, Holden, W. Va., one daughter, Patricia Ann Fields at home and one sister, Edith Fields, Cincinnati, Ohio. Services were held at the home of his mother on Wolf Creek, Martin County, Ky., with Buddy Maynard and Columbus Teller officiating. Burial was in the Davis cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 7-3-1952
HOBBS, Kizzie
1903-1952
Miss Kizzie Hobbs died at her home Sunday, June 15, at 10:30 p.m. following an illness of several years.  Her death was attributed to complications. Born September 30, 1903, at Calf Creek, she was the daughter of the late Robert, and Minnie Horn Hobbs, who survives her.  She was a resident of Calf Creek. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Minnie Hobbs, Warfield, and the following brothers and sisters, Hohn Hobbs, Calf Creek, James Hobbs, Warfield, Mrs Polly Butcher, Inez, Mrs. Sadie Dameron, Beauty, Mrs. Josie Dameron, Beauty, Mrs. Mae Davis, Lenore W.Va., Mrs. Minerva Harmon, Calf Creek, and Miss Kate Hobbs, Dover, Delaware. Funeral services were conducted at the home near Calf Creek, Tuesday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Boothe officiating.  Burial was made in the Warfield cemetery at Warfield under the direction of the Richmond - Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 6-19-1952
JUDE, Ernestine (Maynard)
1933-1952
Mrs. Ernestine Jude,  Mrs. Ernestine Jude, Beauty, succumbed Wednesday, June 11, 1952 at 9:00 a.m. in Paintsville following an illness of four months.  Death was attributed to complications. Born February 14, 1933, she was the daughter of Amos and Judy Maynard. She was born at Preece, Ky., and has en a resident of Beauty all of her life.  She was married to Jasper Jude of Inez. Surviving are her husband, Jasper Jude, one daughter, Judy Ann, her parents, Amos and Judy Maynard, all of Beauty, and the following brothers and sisters:  Jimmy Maynard, Beauty, S/Sgt. Glenn Maynard, U. S. Air Force, Japan, Pfc. Arthur Maynard, en route overseas, Etheline, Mary Ellen, and Ollie Mae Maynard, all of Beauty. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, at Warfield high school gym at 2:00 p.m. Burial was made at the Jude cemetery at Beauty under the direction of Richmond- Callahan Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 6-19-1952
LYON, A.M.
1866-1952
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 28, at the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church for A.M. Lyon, 86, who passed away Thursday June 28 at his home in Louisa following an illness of nine months. Mr. Lyon was born at Barnrock, KY., January 15, 1866, a son of John and Margaret Lester Lyon.  He had been a resident of Louisa for 24 years.  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at Keaton, KY. The services were in charge of Rev. W.S. Boggs, and Rev. Hood Walden.  Burial was in the Lyon cemetery at Keaton under the direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Samantha Skaggs Lyon to whom he had been married 663 years; one son, Lafayette Lyon, Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. William Burgess, Skaggs, KY., and Mrs. Hayden Hamiliton, Paintsville, Ky,.  four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. Printed:  July 3, 1952
MCALLISTER, Herschell
1912-1952
Herschell McAllister, 40, a resident for thirty-eight years of Van Lear, Ky., died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky., Sunday after an illness of five years. The son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McAllister, he was born at Louisa, Ky., June 2, 1912.  A miner at Van Lear for many years, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Marie McAllister, his mother, Mrs. J.W. McAllister, one son, William Herschell McAllister, and two daughters, Joyce Ann and Betty Lou McAllister, all at home. Other survivors include the following brothers and sister: James Basil McAllister, Ragland, W. Va., Arlie McAllister, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dudley Franklin McAllister, Ragland, W. Va., and Gladys Deaton, Jackson, Ky. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear with the Rev. W.L. Hooper officiating. Burial was in the Lower Van Lear Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Jun.05 1952
MEADE, Arnollis
1891-1952
Services Held Sunday For C & O Employee
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Frank Street Sunday at 2:00 p. m. for Arnollis Meade, 59, who died suddenly in a local hospital at 1:30 a. m., Friday, June 22, following a heart seizure suffered a few hours earlier.  Mr. Meade had been in apparently good health and his unexpected death was a great shock to his family and friends. He was born in Lawrence County, November 7, 1891, the son of the late Tivis and Lou Rita Boyd Meade.  He had been a resident of Paintsville for the past thirty years and was widely known throughout the county and held in high esteem by his associates and friends.  A veteran of twenty-nine years service with the C. & O. Railway, he was yard clerk at the time of his death and was affiliated with The Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah Ward Meade, and eight children; three daughters, Paintsville Herald  Thursday June 28, 1952
MESSER, Infant
1952
Messer Infant Dies; Graveside Rites Held
The infant daughter of Frank and Carrie Mills Messer, Van Lear, died at a local hospital Sunday. Survivors include the parents, two brothers, Frankie and Johnnie Messer and two sisters, Marlene and Ida Louise Messer, all at home. Graveside services were conducted at the family cemetery at East Point, Monday June 16.  Burial was under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 6-19-1952
MUNCY, Oma (Crum)
1927-1952
Mrs. Oma Crum Muncy, 25, wife of Howard C. Muncy Debord, Ky., died at her home June 22, 1952, after a brief illness.  Death was attributed to complications. Born December 5, 1927 at Inez, Ky., she was the daughter of Lon and Rosetta Mills Crum who survive. Surviving besides her husband and parents are seven brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Revs. Arthur and Martin Preece Officiating. Burial was in the Debord cemetery under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home.Paintsville Herald Thursday 6-26-1952
PERRY, Johnnie
1919-1952
Johnnie Perry, 33, died in a local hospital June 21, 1952, after an illness of four years. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Born June 30, 1919 at Boons Camp, Ky., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Perry. His mother survives him. Surviving besides his mother are three brothers, Willie Perry, Boons Camp, Jack Perry, Inez, and Delbert Perry, Boons Camp, six sisters, Mrs. Sara Daniels, Mrs.Eula Daniels, Mrs. Grace Preston, Mrs. Della Stafford, all of Boons Camp, Mrs. Opal Smith, Loraine, Ohio, and Mrs. Marie Smith, Groce City, Pa. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p. m. Monday, June 23, 1952, at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Revs. Flem and Glen Arrowood and Leonard Walters officiating. Burial was in the Mollett Cemetery under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald  Thursday, June 26, 1952 
PRESTON, Fred
1873-1952
WELL-KNOWN RESIDENT SUCCUMBS THURSDAY
Fred Preston, 78, died at Davis Branch Thursday, June 12, following an illness of six months. Born December 22, 1873, he was the son of the late Jesse and Julia Ward Preston. Well-known throughout Johnson County, he was a retired farmer and a minister of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Stanley Preston, three sons, Fred Preston Jr., Marion, Ohio, Robert E. Preston, city, and James W. Preston, Chicago, Ill; eight daughters, Mrs. Nellie Spradlin, Lexington, KY, Mrs. Maude Byde, Abernathey, Texas; Mrs. Julia McCoy, Somerset, PA; Mrs. Earl Roberts, Mrs. H. R. Davis,  Mrs. E. B. Porter and Mrs. Orbin F. Roman, all of Paintsville,  and Mrs. William Shultz, Washington, PA; one brother, E. E. Preston, New Haven, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Warren L. Preston, Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. James H. VanHoose, Lucasville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 15, with the Revs Leonard Walters and Lafe Preston officiating. Interment was at the family cemetery at Davis Branch under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JUN.19 1952
PRUITT, Herbert
1922-1952
Herbert Pruitt, 30, Tutor Key, Ky., died at a local hospital Thursday, June 12 at 10:45am following an illness of three months.  Acute Myelogenous leukemia was given as the cause of death. Born April 2, 1922 at Boons Camp, Ky., he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Josie Penix Pruitt, who survives him. He was married February 25, 1946 to Clora Church. He is survived by his mother, his wife, one son, James Alfred Pruitt and the following brother and sisters, Jack Pruitt, Jr., White House, Ky., Floyd Pruitt, Dayton, Ohio, John Pruitt, Dayton, Ohio, Beechie Mae Pruitt, Dayton, Ohio and Flora Ann Pruitt, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:00am at the home of his father-in-law, Alfred Church, with the Revs. Don Fraley, Charley Bailey and James Lyons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 6-19-1952
RICE, Frank Powers
1892-1952
Frank Powers Rice Succumbs June 18
Frank Powers Rice, 80, former resident of Paintsville, dies at his home at 2510 Claymont Court, Wilmington, Delaware, June 18, 1952. He had been a resident of Wilmington for the past eight years. He was born in Carter County, Ky., November 15, 1892.  A veteran of World War I, he had been employed at Bellencia Aircraft Corporation for the past two years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel Rice, two sons, James Thomas Rice, Wilmington, Delaware, and Frank Powers Rice, Jr. Grayson, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Dominick Pietona, Wilmington, Delaware, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Willis Clay and Mrs. Madge Baker, Olive Hill, Ky. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21, 1952, at 1:00 p. m. at Grayson with interment in the Seaton cemetery near Grayson. The Paintsville Herald  Thursday June 26, 1952 
RICE, Will R.
1875-1952
Rev. Will R. Rice, 77, died at his home at Sitka Tuesday, June 17, at 8:30 p. m. following an illness of one year. Born May 21, 1875, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wall Rice. He was born in Johnson county and had been a resident of Sitka for 50 years.  By occupation he was a farmer and carpenter.  He was a minister in the Enterprise Baptist church for 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Edna Picklesimer Rice, and the following sons and daughters, J. b. Rice, Sitka; Charles C. Rice, Urbana, Ohio; John W. Rice, city; Mrs. Edna Fraley, Ypsilanti, Mich.,;Mrs Mildred Fraley, Thealka; Mrs. Gene Preston, Meally; and one sister, Mrs. Ketty Estep, Georges Creek. Funeral rites were held today at 2 p.m. at the Sitka-Freewill Baptist church with the Revs. Bruce Daniel and Ken VanHoose officiating. Burial was made at the butler cemetery at Little Mud Lick under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 6-19-1952
RICE, William R.
1952
William R. Rice, 77, Sitka, Ky., died June 17, 1952,  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church for 61 years and an ordained minister of the church for 32 years. He was the father of 8 children, two of whom preceded him in death. He was a life-long resident of Johnson County. He was married to Ann Akers .  To this union, were born three children, Clarence Rice, Who preceded him in death, J. B. Rice, Sitka, and Mrs. Dewey Fraley, Michigan. He was then married to Lizzie Stambaugh and to this union was born one daughter , Mrs. Don Fraley, Thealka. His third marriage was to Edna Picklesimer on June 17, 1919 and to this union  were born four children, Robert, who died in 1935, Charles C. Rice, Urbana, Ohio, John W. Rice, city, and Jean Preston, Meally. He requested that his casket be made by Bob Castle and his sons. Will Rice was a farmer and carpenter by trade.  His life will stand out as a monument for him in Eastern Kentucky. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kit Preston, Georges Creek.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Rice, Sitka and Schuyler Rice, Volga, and Two Sisters, Mrs. Burns Conley and Mrs. Sam Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald 7-3-1952
SPEARS, Manuel
1880-1952
Manuel Spears,  72, died Sunday night, June 22, in a Lexington hospital following an illness of several months. Born at East Point, KY., February 20, 1880, he was the son of Henry and Martha Moles Spears.  He had resided at Riceville for the past 40 years. He is survived by four brothers, Marion and Jerry Spears, both of Riceville, John Spears, Freeburn, KY., and Will Spears, Carey, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Mintie Caudill, Carey, Ohio and Mrs. Sarah Rice, Estill, KY. Funeral services were held at the home of his brother, Jerry Spears, at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, morning with the Revs. Scott Castle and Jim Yates officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Riceville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald June 26, 1952
STAPLETON, London F.
1870-1952
Funeral services were conducted at the home 10:00 a. m. Wednesday for London F. Stapleton, 81, of River, life-long resident of Johnson County, who died at Sharon Heights Hospital, Jenkins, Ky., at 6:00 a. m. June 23 following an illness of one year. Born July 5, 1870, he was the son of Isaac and Lavina Helton Stapleton. He was married June 22, 1895 to Elizabeth Preston who survives him. Other survivors include five sons, Henry Preston Stapleton, Jenkins, Ky., Arthur Stapleton, Ravenna, Ky., Clyde L. Stapleton, Jenkins, Ky., James F. Stapleton, Williamson, W.VA., and Charles Stapleton, River, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Edna Howard, Kansas City, MO., and eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. C. J. Sparks officiated at the funeral. Burial was in the family  cemetery at River, Ky., under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald June 26, 1952 
VAN HOOSE, Dan
1952
World War I Veteran;
Services Held Today
Dan Van Hoose, 61, well-known Johnson Countian, died at his home Tuesday afternoon following an illness of six months.  He was a resident of Kerz, Ky., at the time of his death. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion, a miner and a farmer.   He was married in 1917 to Lizzie Daniel, who survives him. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. Loutisha Boyd Van Hoose, one sister, Mrs. Hansel Van Hoose, Wittensville, Ky., three brothers, Fred Van Hoose, Kerz, Ky.; Robie Van Hoose and Clyde Van Hoose, both of Sitka, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at 1:30 today at the home with the Revs. Harry Salyer and Bruce Daniel officiating.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Kerz under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 06-19-1952
WELLS, Lydia (Preston) Stambaugh
1878-1952
Services Wednesday For Lydia Wells, 74
Mrs. Lydia Preston Stambaugh Wells, 74, well-known Johnson County woman succumbed Tuesday, June 17, at her home at Stambaugh following an illness of five years. Born February 22, 1878, she was the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. James H. Preston. She was married to John Stambaugh February, 1898 and to this union were born three children, Ted Stambaugh, deceased, Mrs. Rosa Bell Leigh, deceased and Garfield Stambaugh, Stambaugh, KY., Mrs. Stambugh preceded her in death March 30, 1940. She later married Alex Wells of Daniels Creek who preceded in 1951. Surviving besides her son are two brothers, B.F. Preston, Olive hill, KY., Martin L. Preston, Caney Creek, and three sisters, Mrs. Albert Stambaugh, Stambaugh, KY., Mrs. Tobe Auxier, East Point, KY., and Mrs. Susie Osborn, Stockdale, Ohio. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00p.m. at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with the Revs. C.J. Sparks and Edgar Burchett, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Stambaugh, KY., under the direction of Guy’s Funeral Home. Painstville Herald Thursday June 26, 1952


JULY - 1952

BLAIR, Frank H.
1879-1952
Funeral services for Frank H. Blair, 73, of East Point were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the residence with Rev. Adron Davis officiating. Mr. Blair died Sunday morning at an Ironton Hospital following an illness of three years. He was born Jan 1, 1879, in Johnson Cty, a son of Mr. And Mrs. Edward Blair.  He was a member of the Johnson County Free Will Baptist Chruch and the Redman's Lodge. Surviving, are the widow, one son, E. J. Blair, Ashland, and a daughter, Mrs. Molly Webb,Sitka. Interment was made in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Jul. 17 1952 
BLANTON, Bertha Lois
1952
SERVICES SUNDAY FOR BERTHA L.BLANTON
Bertha Lois Blanton, infant daughter of Kelse and Bertha Owens Blanton, Flacon, KY., died at a local hospital, July 25, 1952. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the home with the Revs. Cullie Sparks and Donnie Conley officiating. Burial was in the Mash Fork Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald July 31, 1952 
BLANTON, Rebecca (Conley) Fairchild
1874-1920
REBECCA BLANTON, 77 DIES TUESDAY
Rebecca Fairchild Blanton, 77, died at her home at Win Tuesday following an illness of several months. Born December 24, 1874, at Kenwood, she was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Conley. Surviving are five sons, Herbert, Mitchell and Walter Blanton, all of Win, Clifford Blanton, Plymouth, Ohio, and Estill Blanton, of Mine Fork, two daughters Mrs. Lindsey Blair, Oil Springs and Mrs. Hobart Conely, Win. Other survivors include the following brothers and sisters Mrs. Alice Colvin, Mine Fork, Henry Fairchild, Kenwood, Mrs. Roscoe Blanton, Win, Mrs. Ellen Blanton, Kenwood, Mrs. Sarah Blanton, city, and Mrs. Mary Carty, Lakeville, KY. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Interment will be made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald July 31, 1952
BURCHETT, Marion
1900-1952
Marion Burchett, 51, well-known resident of Johnson County, died at 2:25 a.m., Wednesday at a local hospital following an illness of two years. Born December 30, 1900, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Lydia Cain Burchett, of this city. He was married February 19, 1924 to Pearl Stambaugh.  To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Louise Adamaitis, Dayton, Ohio, and Marilyn Joyce Burchett, at home. A life-long resident of Johnson County, Mr. Burchett resided for several years at Lowmansville. He was a resident of Nippa at the time of his death. Other survivors besides his mother, wife, and two daughters are two sisters, Mrs. Sola Crum, Stambaugh, Mrs. Beatrice Keyser, Huntington, W. Va. and one brother, Tom Burchett of Huntington. Mr. Burchett returned recently from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where he received the radio active isotope treatment. A miner by occupation, he was a member of United Mine Workers local No. 8290. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church at Stambaugh with the Revs. Foster Rigsby, and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 07-31-1952
CASSADY, Mary (Dempsey)
1865-1952
Services July 9 For Prominent Woman
Mrs. Mary Dempsey Cassady, 86, prominent Inez resident, died Sunday at he home following an illness of several months. She was the mother of Earl Cassady, prominent Inez attorney, and Clyde Cassady an accomplished musician, also of Inez. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Laura Speer of Inex. Mrs. Cassady's husband, Richard French Cassady, died in 1933. Mrs. Cassady was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Order Eastern Star. She was born at Warfield, Ky., November 3, 1865. She was the daughter of Mark Dempsey and Mrs. Lucinda Alley Dempsey. She had been a life long resident of Inez. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Wednesday, Jul 9, at 1:00 p.m. Burial was in the Dempsey cemetery at Warfield, under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD 7-9-1952 
CASTLE, Harrison
1889-1952
Harrison Castle, Johnson Co. Man, Succumbs Tues.
Funeral Services Held Thursday At Nippa Harrison Castle, 62, succumbed Tuesday, July 22, 1952, in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington following an illness of a week.  Death was attributed to complications. Born December 3, 1889, in Johnson County, he was the son of B. L. "Uncle Clark" and Nancy Van Hoose Castle. He was a life-long resident of Nippa, Ky. Surviving are two brothers, Sterling Castle, Nippa, Ky., and Oscar Castle, Wittensville, Ky.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 1952, at the home with the Revs. Scott Daniel and Millard Van Hoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.  NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary from date of publication.  The Paintsville Herald  Thursday July 31, 1952 
CAUDILL, Rosa (Castle)
1880-1952
CAUDILL FUNERAL HELD THURSDAY
Month's Illness Fatal To Mrs. Rosa Caudill, Sister of County Woman
Mrs. Rosa Castle Caudill, 72, Louisa, sister of Mrs. Olma Sparks, Van Lear, died at 5 a.m., Tuesday (July 14, 1952) in an Ashland Hospital following an illness of one month. A resident of Lawrence County most of her life, Mrs. Caudill was born at Portsmouth, O., March 20, 1880, a daughter of Columbus and Elizabeth LeMaster Castle. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday (July 17, 1952) at 2:30 p.m., at the Castle cemetery in Davisville, Ky., with the Rev. J.C. Hager officiating. In case of inclement weather the last rites will be held in the Old Hood Church at Davisville. The body is at the Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Davis, Davisville, Mrs. Gay Fairchild, Route 2, Louisa, and Mrs. Jake Webb, Wan Lear, Ky.; three sons, Roger and Ray, Louisa, and Charles, Denver, Colorado, two sisters, Mrs. Olma Sparks, Van Lear and Mrs. Logan LeMaster, Sunbury, Ohio; two brothers, Richard Castle, Circleville, O., and John Castle,  Portsmouth; 18  grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 17, 1952
COLLINS, Garland
1882-1952
GARLAND COLLINS, AUXIER RESIDENT, DIES WEDNESDAY
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT EAST POINT CHURCH
Garland W. Collins, 69, died Wednesday, July 23, in a local hospital following an illness of five months. Born August 28, 1882 in Johnson County, he was the son of Wallace and Rebecca Wells Collins. He was a resident of Auxier at the time of his death. He is survived by wife, Bertha Honeycutt Collins, two sons, Ashley Collins, Van Lear, KY; Fred Collins, Danville, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Austin, Boons Camp, KY; Mrs. Virgie Hall, Meally, KY; and Mrs. Beatrice Bickford, Auxier, KY. Other survivors include four brothers, Bailey and McCkinley Collins, Odds, KY; Lacy Collins, Auxier, KY; Dave Collins, Ashland, KY; three half brothers, Curtis and Woodrow Collins, Van Lear, KY; Haskel Collins, city, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Leonard Dennison and Mrs. Willie Wells, Odds, KY; Mrs. Herman Wells, Ashland, KY; and Mrs. Juanita Collins, Van Lear, KY. Funeral services were held at the East Point Church of Christ at 10:00 a. m., Friday with the Revs. Joseph Zavadsky and S. C. Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Collins cemetery at Odds, KY., under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 7-31-1952
COPLAND, George F.
1875-1952
GEORGE F. COPLAND PASSES JULY 28
Former Resident Leaves 241 Descendants
George F. Copland, 77, former resident of this city, and long associated with the late John C. C. Mayo, died July 28 in a Williamsburg, Va. Hospital. Mr. Copland, who is widely known in this section, was born August 12, 1875 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He came to America with his parents in 1890 and the family settled in Lexington, Ky. After his graduation from the University of Kentucky, he became associated with the old Lexington & Eastern Railway Company and later worked with the C. & O. Railway Company in the construction of the line from Ashland to Pikeville. He lived in Louisa, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, and Pikeville as the building of the road progressed, and afterward returned to this city to make his home. He was associated with Mr. Mayo for many years, and will be remembered by older citizens as the first organist at the Mayo Memorial Church. For the past 15 years he had resided on his farm in Charles City County, Va. Surviving are his wife, Minnie B. Copland of Weyanoke, Va., two sons, Albert C. Copland also of Weyanoke, and Arthur F. Copland of Madison, Wis., also one brother, Alec C. Copland of Kinsale, Va., and five grandchildren. He was buried at the Westover Episcopal Church in Charles City County, Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY AUG. 14 1952
CRACE, Guy
1900-1952
Funeral Services Conducted July 30 For Guy Crace
Illness of Two Years Fatal To Co. Resident
Funeral services were held at the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek at 1:00pm Wednesday for Guy Crace, 52 who died Monday in a local hospital following an illness of two years. Born May 9, 1900, he was the son of Wilson and Rachel Arms Crace.  He was a veteran of World War I and a retired minister by occupation. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Hannah Crace, seven sons, Charles Crace, city, Fred, Franklin, Raymond, James Willis, Leon, Eulas Edward, all of Barnetts Creek: three daughters, Mrs. Carl Hitchcock, city, Mrs. Hazel Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Curt Blair, Selma, Ohio. Other survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Carl Crace, Oil Springs, Ky.; Crossford Crace, city; Mrs. Daisy Slush, Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Dixie Griffith, Oil Springs, Ky.; and Mrs. Hazel Blair, Barnetts Creek. Officiating ministers at the funeral were Revs. Lonza Reed, Prater Blair, and Flem Arrowood. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 7-31-1952 
DANIELS, GRANT
1872-1952
Grant Daniels Grant Daniels, 79, died July 8 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben C. Stapleton, Portsmouth, Ohio.  He was visiting at the home of his daughter when he died. Born Aug. 9, 1872 at Mingo, Johnson County, Kentucky, he was the son of Taylor and Sarah VanHoose Daniel.  He was a former sheriff of this county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Preston Daniels; four daughters, Mrs. Stapleton, Mrs. W. E. Brodbeck and Mrs. Robert Taylor, all of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mrs. E. E. Green, Wheelersburg, Ohio; two sons, Grant Daniels, Jr., Portsmouth, E. L. Daniels, Wheelersburg; two sisters, Mrs. J. N. Stambaugh, Paintsville, and Mrs. H. B. Stambaugh, Charley, Kentucky; and two brothers, E. L. Daniels, Ironton, Ohio, and Willie Daniels of Charley, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at the Emerick Funeral Home at Portsmouth with the Rev. Harry Daugherty officiating.  Burial was in the Wheelersburg Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 07-17-1952 Former Resident Succumbs In Ohio Grant Daniels Visiting Daughter When Stricken; Ex-Sheriff of County Grant Daniels, 79, died July 8, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben C. Stapleton, Portsmouth, Ohio.  He was visiting at the home of his daughter when he died. Born August 9, 1872 at Mingo, Johnson County, Kentucky, he was the son of Taylor and Sarah Van Hoose Daniel.  He was a former sheriff of this county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Preston Daniels; four daughters, Mrs. Stapleton, Mrs. W. E. Brodbeck and Mrs. Robert Taylor, all of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Mrs. E. E. Green, Wheelersburg, Ohio; two sons, Grant Daniels, Jr., Portsmouth, E. L. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 17, 1952
DELONG, Harvey
1869-1952
Services Held Sunday For Harvey DeLong
Funeral services were held at the Delong Cemetery Sunday, July 13, 1952, at 2:30 p.m. for Harvey Delong, 83, Debord, Ky., who died at his home Friday, July 11, 1952.  Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born November 25, 1869 at Davella, Ky., he was the son of Harvey and Nancy Browing Delong. He is survived by his wife, Luwatie C. Delong, Debord, Ky., six sons, Elber and Elmer Delong, both of Slagel, W. Va., Lacy Delong, Debord, Ky., William Delong, Pilgrim, Ky., Jack Delong, Stove, W. Va., John Delong Debord, Ky.,  three daughters, Laura Mullins, Debord, Ky., Emma Mullins, Pike County, Ky., Angeline McCoy, Debord, Ky. Other Survivors include two brotheers and one sister, Sheridan Delong, Davella, Ky., Winfield  Delong, Ohio, nd Minnie Delong, Davella, Ky. Funeral services were conducted by Leonard Webb.  Burial was in teh Delong Cemetery under the direction of teh RIchmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 17, 1952 
ESPIN, Flora (Fyffe)Derickson
1907-1952
Mrs. Flora Fyffe Derickson Espin, 45, died at her home in Louisville, Friday, July 18, following an illness of several years.  Death was attributed to multiple sclerosis. Born in Keaton, KY., June 10, 1907, the daughter of the late W.H. and Mary V. Fyffe, she had lived 13 years in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1950. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mary V. Fyffe, two daughters, Miss Billie Jean Derickson, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Harvey Lester, Columbus, Ohio, one grandson, Stephen Lester, Columbus, Ohio, one brother, N.K. Fyffe, Keaton, KY., one-half brother, M.J. Ferguson, Stafford, Arizona, and one sister, Mrs. Sanford Bailey, Red Bush, KY. Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Keaton with Rev. C. H. Wallin, officiating. Burial was in the Keaton cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Printed:  July 24, 1952 
FAIRCHILD, James M.
1902-1952
Services Today  For J.M. Fairchild At W. Van Lear
Heart Attack Fatal To Well-Known Resident
James M. Fairchild, 49, died Saturday, July 26, 1952, at 11:30 a.m. in a local hospital following a heart attack.  He had been a resident of West Van Lear for several years. By occupation he was a miner.  Born November 24, 1902, at Red Bush, he was the son of the late Charles and Minnie Williams Fairchild. He is survived by his wife, Essie Lee Fairchild, his mother, one son, Jimmie Fairchild, U.S. Navy, two daughters, Mrs. Imogene Goble, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Joyce Perkowski, West Van Lear, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Hulda Simpson, Pedro, O. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Christian Church at West Van Lear with the Rev. Roy Hall officiating. Burial will be at the Blair Cemetery, West Van Lear, under the direction of the Richmond- Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday July 31, 1952
GILLIAM, Wyndell Lee
1952
Polio Victim Dies After Brief Illness
Wyndell Lee Gilliam, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rulie Gilliam of Plain City, Ohio, died at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, July 26, following an illness of three days. Death was attributed to poliomyelencyshalitis. Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam are former residents of Johnson County. Other survivors besides his parents are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Challie Lee Curtis and Mrs. and Mrs. Josua Gilliam. Graveside services were conducted at the family cemetery, at Sandy Hook, Ky.  Burial was under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD July 31, 1952
HOWARD, JOHN
1952
SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR JOHN HOWARD, 88
John Howard, 88, died July 29 in the Memorial Hospital at Lima, Ohio following an illness of two years. Born in Magoffin County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Howard.  He was a resident of Lima, Ohio at the time of his death. Mr. Howard was a merchant at West Van Lear for 15 years before moving to Ohio 7 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Versie Howard, three sons, Ernest Howard, Birchleaf, Va., Lewis Howard, Columbus, Ohio, Thomas Howard, West Van Lear, Ky., three daughters, rMs. (sic) Myrtle Hall, Betsy Layne, Ky., Mrs. Bertha Fairchild, Hager Hill, Ky., Mrs. Vercie Hall, Lima, O., and one brother, Lewis Howard of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held Friday at the  Cedar Grove Church at West Van Lear. Burial will be in the family cemetery there under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 7-31-1952
MOORE, Jerry B.
1884-1952
Jerry B. Moore, 68 died suddenly Monday morning, July 14, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy VanHoose of Tuton, Key. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, January 9, 1884, he was the son of Dave and Louise Berry Moore.  He was a retired carpenter. He was married in 1919 to Cora Miller who survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Rudolph Moore, and Jesse Moore, both of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Guy VanHoose, Tutor Key; Mrs. Robert Geis, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Lawrence Criner, Columbus, Oh.; and Miss Lou Ella Moore of Louisa; one brother, H, K. Moore, Louisa; one sister, Dora Moore, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral Services were held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church at Louisa, Ky., with the Rev. Scott Griffith officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Louisa under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 7-17-1952
PRICE, Ronnie
1952
Heat Stroke Fatal to Ronnie Price, 9
Ronnie Price, 9, son of Cecil Price and the late Mildred Fairchild Price, died at a local hospital Tuesday, following an illness of a few hours.  Heat stroke was given as the cause of the youth's death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2pm at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Nippa, Ky., under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 7-24-1952
RICE, Russell Gaines
1901-1952
Funeral Services Friday Morning For Gaines Rice
Former Van Lear Man Dies At Martin Hospital
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 p. m. for Russell Gaines Rice, 51, who died in the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin Ky., Wednesday morning. A former resident of Johnson County, he was born on Hoods Fork in 1901, the son of James A. and Dolly Crislip Rice, members of pioneer families of this section.  He was married to Alpha Bowe of Wittensville and to this union were born seven children, six of whom are still living. A miner by occupation since 1917 when he was employed by the Consolidation Coal Company at Van Lear.  He remained with this company until 1945 when he accepted employment with the Rice Elkhorn Coal Company at Garrett. Survivors include his wife, his mother and the following children:  Mrs. Henry Wells, Odds, Ky.; W. Russell Rice, Whitesburg; Randolph G., and Clarence Darrel Rice of Columbus, Ohio; James Rice, U. S. Air Force, and Bobbie Rice of Garrett, also three brothers, Perry, Barton and James A. Rice, all of Garrett, four sisters, Mrs. Argalas Witten, Wittensville, Mrs. Henderson Terry, Martin, Mrs. Maude Daniels and Mrs. Walter Hitchcock, Garrett, and four grandchildren. Interment will be made in the family cemetery at Wittensville under the direction of the Hall Brothers Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Thursday 7-24-1952
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RICE, Russell Ganes 1952
Johnson Native Dies In Floyd County
Russell Ganes Rice, 51, of Garrett, died at the Martin Hospital. He was born at Mud Lick Aug. 6, 1901, a son of the late James Albert and Dolly Crislip Rice. Mr. Rice spent most of his adult life working in the Van Lear coal mines. In the mid-1920s  he operated a small restaurant in Paintsville. Survivors include his wife, Alpha Bowe Rice, of Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. Leveda Wells, of Daniels Creek, and five sons, Wm. Russell, of Lexington; Randolph Ganes, of Philadelphia, Pa,; James C, of Lexington; Clarence Darrell, of Wittensville, and Bobby, of Kendallville, Ind.  and three grandchildren. Burial was in the Bowe Graveyard at Wittensville.
STAFFORD, Ralph
1881-1952
Services Here Friday For Prominent Man
Ralph Stafford, 71, a member of one of Johnson County’s most prominent families dies Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock at a local hospital, following a heart attack suffered earlier in the afternoon. Born March 25, 1881, he was the son of the late Jesse and Ann Turner Stafford.  He had been a resident of Staffordsville most of his life.  Mrs. Stafford was a member of the First Christian Church in this city.  A former Johnson County school teacher he had been engaged in the real estate business for a number of years.  He also had oil and gas holding. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mollie Higgins Stafford; one daughter, Mrs. Roerta Kersterson, Madisonville, KY., one granddaughter, Geraldine Kesterson, Madisonville, KY.; two brothers, Harry Stafford, city; and Jesse Stafford, Jr., Grayson, KY., and three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Grigsby, Richmond, KY., Mrs. Molly Litman, city, and Mrs. Rosa Spradlin, Stafforsville. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with the Revs. Joseph  Zavadsky and Hoge Hockensmity officiating Burial will be made in the family cemetery  at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Printed:  July 3, 1952
VANHOOSE, Della Mae
1952
Services Sunday For County Girl
Della Mae VanHoose, Lowmansville Dies Following Brief Illness Della Mae VanHoose, 10 year old daughter of Nathan and Okie Music VanHoose, Lowmansville died in a local hospital Thursday, July 31 1952.  She had been ill four weeks. Surviving besides the parents are five brothers, James, Ernest, Donnie Gene, Robert, and Matthew all at home, and two sisters, Rachel and Opal, both at home. Funeral services were conducted at the Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with the Revs. Willard Wilcox and C. C. Hall officiating.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sycamore under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Note: The Sycamore Cemetery is now commonly known as the Clark Castle Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday Aug-07-1952


AUGUST - 1952

BANKS, Infant
1952
Services for Banks Infant held Thursday
Funeral services for the infant daughter of S-Sgt. and Mrs. Carl Ray Banks where held at the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Webb, Thursday afternoon, August 21, 1952.  Revs. John D. Music and Elzie Banks were in charge of the service. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Banks of Meally. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-28-1952
BORDERS, Ralph
1952
Funeral Services Are Conducted For Ralph Borders
Funeral services for Ralph Borders were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Urbana Church of the Nazarene by Rev. R. E. Bush.  Interment followed in the Oak Dale cemetery by the Humphreys and Son Company funeral home of Urbana. Pallbearers were Richard Barger, Earl Castle, Joe Smith, Wesley Powell, Tom Cain and William Evilsizor. Mr. Borders, a resident of 222 West Light street, died Saturday, August 16 in Mercy hospital, Springfield, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Note: Ralph Guy Borders was the son of Clarence Monroe Borders and Zora (Castle) Borders. 
FITZPATRICK, Hershel
1910-1952
Former Johnson Man Dies In VA Hospital In Dayton, Ohio Wed.
Hershel Fitzpatrick, 42, died Wednesday, August 13, 1952 at the Veterans' Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following an illness of two days.  Death was attributed to cirrhosis of the liver. Born at Leander, Ky., October 17, 1910, he had resided at Columbus, Ohio for the past five years.  He was a machinist on the N. & W. Railroad at the time of his death. Fitzpatrick, a veteran of World War II, entered the service July 15, 1941.  He served in the Southern Philippines, Western Pacific, and Ryukyus.  He wore the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with three bronze stars, the American Defense Service Medal, and the Philippine Liberation ribbon with one bronze star. Survivors include 3 half-brothers, Russell Blanton, Columbus, Ohio, Frank and Douglas Blanton, both of Dayton, Ohio, three half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie Gullett, Mrs. Neva Dale, and Mrs. Imogene Baldridge, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a. m. August 17 at the home of Mrs. Imogene Baldridge with the Rev. Russell Blevins officiating. Graveside services were conducted by the American legion.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 8-21-1952
GREENE, Mary (Gartin)
1865-1952
Chandlerville Woman Suffers Heart Attack  At Home Thursday
Mrs. Mary Gartin Greene, 87, wife of Martin Greene of Chandlerville, Ky., died at her home Thursday, August 7, 1952 following an illness of three years.  Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born May 9, 1865, at Isonville, Ky., she had been a resident of Chandlerville since her marriage in 1885. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, L. M. Greene, Chandlerville and Walter Greene, Hager Hill, two daughters, Mrs. J. F. McClure, Ashland, Ky., and Mrs. Harry Rosch, Chicago, Ill., and one brother Jesse Gartin, Logan, W. Va. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday, August 9, with the Rev. J. A. Daniel, officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-14-1952
HALL, Elzia
1894-1952
Elzia Hall Dies  In Sandusky, O.
Services for Johnson Countian At Whitaker; Survived By Mother Elzia Hall, 58, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Home, Sandusky, Ohio, Monday, August 18,1952 following an illness of five years. Death was attributed to cerebral hemorrage. Born April 1, 1894 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Adam Hall and Minerva Wright Hall. He was a carpenter by occupation. He is survived by his mother, one son, Carmel J. Hall, Shiloh, Ohio; two brothers, Walbridge Hall, West Van Lear, Leonard Hall, Whitaker, Kentucky; three sisters, Mrs. Gloria Wright, Lafayette, Ohio, Mrs. Ben Stokes, Freemont, Ohio, and Mrs. Morris Arms, Hager Hill, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his mother at Whitaker, Kentucky at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 21, with the Reverend Adrian Davis officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD AUG.28 1952
LEMASTER, Louisa (Jayne)
1874-1952
Mrs. Louisa Lemaster, 78, sister of Mrs. Mollie Wheeler Preston of this city, died at her home at Ashland, Thursday, Aug. 28, 1952, after an illness of one year. She was the widow of William Albert Lemaster who died in 1947. She was born in Morgan County, Ky., August 7, 1874, a daughter of H. H. and Paulina Arlington Jayne. She had been an Ashland resident since 1922 moving there from Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a. m. Saturday at the Second Baptist Church of Ashland with the Rev. M. C. Denney officiating. Burial will be in the McKendric Cemetery at Buena Vista, Ohio. Surviving besides her two sisters are a foster son, Alfred Pendleton, Cincinnati, a foster daughter, Mrs. Sarah Cross, Cincinnati, two brothers, Joe Jayne, Wakefield, Ohio, and Andy Jayne Sandy Spring, O., two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Franklin, Flat Fork, Ky., and Mrs. Elia Sellers, Beaver, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-4-1952
MOLLETT, Corena (Evans)
1934-1952
Young Mother Dies Following Brief Illness
Corena Evans Mollett, 18, wife of Arthur Paul Mollett, Tomahawk, Ky., died Saturday, August 30, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Born October 15, 1934, at Oppy, Ky., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Evans. She was preceded in death by her mother.Surviving besides her husband and father are twin children, David Arthur and Corena Elizabeth, both at home, a half-brother, David Spears, Columbus, Ohio, and a twin sister Vica Lorena Evans. Funeral services were conducted at the home of James Mollett at Tomahawk at 2:00p.m ., Monday with Rev. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Mollett Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-4-1952
PRESTON, Warren H.
1875-1952
Brief Illness Fatal to Local Resident Services Wednesday
Warren H. Preston 77, lifelong resident of Johnson County, died at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, following an illness of two weeks. Born March 18, 1875, he was the son of George Ballard and Angie Curnette Preston.  He was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and the Masons. He was an employee of the C. & O. Railroad for a number of years. He had worked in both Paintsville and Pikeville. He was preceded in death in 1948 by his wife, Lizzie Reynolds Preston. Surviving are one son, Russell Preston, Dayton, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Smelley, Paintsville, and Mrs. Gertrude Hager, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held at the home in Bridgeford at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. J. I. Meyer officiating. Interment was in the Preston Cemetery under the direction of  the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-28-1952
SALYERS, T.A.
1866-1952
SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR T.A. SALYERS, 85
T.A. Salyers, 85, died at his home August 26, after suffering a stroke.  He had been ill for five weeks. Born November 21, 1866 at Flat Gap, he was the son of Samuel P. and Ersley Evans Salyers.  He was a farmer by occupation. He was married January 3, 1869, at Flat Gap to Alabama Fairchilds, who survives him. Other survivors include five sons, Rransom Salyers, West Jefferson, Ohio, Elzie Salyers, Rock Camp, Ohio, Paris Salyers, Flat Gap, KY., Normal Salyers, Mechanicsburg, Ohio and Haze Salyers, Prestonburg,; four daughters, Lula Bunyard, Flat Gap, KY., Ersley Aimes, Springfield, Ohio, Viva Stenson, Flat Gap, KY., Jewell Mae, Kittsie, Ohio, one brother, Lum Salyers, Flat Gap, KY., and one sister, Mrs. Louranie McKenzie, West Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the Joe’s Creek Church at 1:00p.m. August 28 with the Revs. John Collins, and Harry Salyers, officiating. Burial was made in the Salyers Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Printed: August 28, 1952
SPEARS, Thomas Marion
1952
Former Floyd Countian, T. M. Spears, Buried At Barnetts Creek
Thomas Marion Spears, 75, Barnetts Creek, Ky., died at his home Wednesday, August 6, following an illness of several months. Born in Floyd County, he was the son of John W. and Jane Setzer Spears.  He had resided in Floyd County until two years ago. He is survived by one son, Lloyd Sears, Barnetts Creek, Ky., and two daughters, Mabel Spears, Barnetts Creek, Ky., Opal Spears, Barnetts Creek, Ky. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 8-7-1952
STAPLETON, Elizabeth (Preston)
1895-1952
Mrs. Elizabeth Stapleton Dies Following Short  Illness;
Services At Home
Funeral services were held Wednesday, at the home at River, Ky., for Mrs. Elizabeth Preston Stapleton, who died in a local hospital Sunday, August 24, following an illness of a month. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born October 23, 1865 at Thelma, Ky., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Preston. She was married June 22, 1895 at Ward City, Ky., to London Stapleton who preceded her in death June 23, 1952. Surviving are five sons, Henry Stapleton and Clyde Stapleton, both of Jenkins, Ky., James Stapleton, Williamson, W. Va., Charles Stapleton, River, Ky., and Arthur Stapleton, Ravenna, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Edna Howard, Kansas City, Mo., and the following brothers and sister: Herschell Preston, Jenkins, Ky., Forest Preston, Hillsboro, Ohio, Guy, Gene and tom Preston, all of Wenatchee, Washington, Mrs. Kit McCown, Wenatchee Washington, and Mrs. Maggie Ward, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Rev. Cullie sparks officiated at the funeral services.  Burial was in the cemetery at River under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Preston Stapleton, daughter of Ellen Wheeler and Lafayette Preston, was born October 23, 1865.  She was 86 years 10 months and one day old at her death. Elizabeth and London Stapleton were united in marriage on June 22, 1895 at Ward City, Ky., by Rev. Jas Elliott.  Mr. Stapleton preceded her in death two months ago. To this union was born seven children.  An infant son preceded her in death. The surviving children are:  Henry Preston Stapleton and Clyde L. Stapleton, Jenkins, Ky., James Stapleton, Williamson, W. Va., Arthur Stapleton, Ravenna, Ky., Charles Stapleton, River, Ky., and Mrs. Edna Howard, Kansas City, Mo. Also eight grand children and two great grand children survive. Mrs. Stapleton joined the friendship Baptist Church when a young woman, and always lived a faithful Christian life. She passed away August 24, 1952, in Sharon Heights Hospital, in Jenkins, Ky., after an illness of three weeks. The family has lost a wonderful mother and the neighbors a true friend.  She was loved by all who knew her.  We sorrowfully submit it all into the hands of God with the hope that we shall meet again. God in His wisdom has recalled the bond, His love had given, and though the body slumbers here the soul is safe in Heaven. PAINTSVILLE HERALD 1952
VAN HOOSE, David Jesse
1875-1952
Rites Saturday For Jesse Van Hoose
David Jesse Van Hoose, 76, retired farmer and prominent citizen of Johnson County, died Thursday, August 23, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Pelphrey in the Big Paint locality, near Volga. Mr. Van Hoose had been ill for several months. He was born July 24, 1875 in Johnson County, a son of Levi and Malissa Salyer Van Hoose. His wife Esther Auxier Van Hoose, preceded him in death fourteen years ago.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Buel LeMaster, of Huntington, W. Va., and three sons, Dewey Van Hoose, Manila, George Van Hoose, Staffordsville, Bert Van Hoose, Charleston, W. Va., and one sister, Mrs. Lou Osborne of Sitka. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Pelphrey near Volga, by Reverend Lonza Reed and Reverend Oscar McCarty. Burial made in the Auxier Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday  August 30, 1952
WALTERS, Nannie (Preston)
1859-1952
Williamsport Woman  Leaves 241 Descendants
Nannie Walters, 92, died at her home Sunday, August 10, 1952, following an illness of five months. Born December 1859, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Mose and Martha Van Hoose Preston.  She was a resident of Williamsport at the time of her death. She was married in December, 1880, to John Walters who preceded her in death September 17, 1932. Surviving are five sons, Taulbie Walters, John Walters and Wellington Walters all of Williamsport.  Charlie Walters, Jewell Ridge, Va., and Lafe Walters, Cinderella, W.Va. two daughters, Mrs. Marha Preston, Boons Camp and Mrs. J. B. Williams, Williamsport. Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels, Paintsville, Mrs. Vada Preston, Georges Creek, Mrs. Julia Nebert, Kansas, and Mrs. Iada Plose, Ashland, 76, grandchildren, 146 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 12:30 at the Old Friendship Church with the Revs. Leonard Walters, Germ Walters, W. Meek, and Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 8-14-1952
WHITE, Harlow Tivis
1877-1952
Harlow Tivis White Passes August 16, 1952
Harlow Tivis White, 75, of Hode, Martin County, died at his home at 11:30 p.m. August 16.  His death was attributed to complications. Born at Inez on June 3, 1877, he was a son of Wesley and Katy Perkie White.  He was married to Miss. Mary Lavern in March 1911 at Nolan, W. Va. Survivors are his wife and the following children, Mrs. Mary Lavern Mullins, Laura, Ky., Mrs. Katy Ann Mullins, Turkey Creek, Ky., Mrs. Josephine Cole, Williamson, W. Va., Mrs. Helen Corday Maynard, Red Jacket, W. Va., Mrs. Dorothy Neilson, Wisconsin, Miss. Doris White, Hode, Ky., and Charles White, Chatteroy, W. Va. One sister, Mrs. Nettie Mosker of Florida also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Silver Creek Baptist Church at Crum, W. Va., by Rev. Buddy Maynard. Burial was made in the Wilson cemetery at Laura, Ky., under the direction of the Richmond- Callaham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 8-21-1952
WILLIAMS, Theodore
1875-1952
Staffordsville Resident Buried Wednesday
Theodore Williams, 77, died at his home at Staffordsville August 17, following an illness of several months. Born July 18, 1875 at Win, Ky., he was the son of Ellec and Susan Williams. He had lived at low Gap until six weeks before his death, A retired farmer, he had been a minister in the United Baptist Church for more than forty years. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Williams, four sons, Charlie Williams, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Polk Williams, Oil Springs, Ky.; Ben Williams, Laport, Ind.; and Lewis Williams, Catlettsburg, Ky.; five daughters, Virginia Patrick, Catlettsburg, Ky.; Josie May King, Dayton, Ohio; Finetta Conley and Adda Blair both of Oil Springs, Ky. and Norsie Williams, of Staffordsville. Other survivors include the following brothers: Dord aand Floyd Williams, both of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Millard, Taylor and Tom Williams, all of Wim, Ky.; Charlie J. Williams, city, John Williams, New Boston, O.; and Jim Williams, of Oil Springs, Ky. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. with the Revs. Ferman Blair, Lonza Reed and John Daniel officiating. Internment was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 21, 1952


SEPTEMBER - 1952

COLLINS, Josie (Pelphrey)
1875-1952
Mrs. Josie Collins, 77, died Friday in Byer Hospital, Ypsilanti, Mi, following an illness of 12 years. Death was attributed to a diabetic condition. Born February 16, 1875 in Johnson County she was the daughter of Daniel and Rosa Pelphrey. She was a resident of Ypsilanti, Mi for the past 9 years. She was married in 1891 to T.J. Collins who survives her. Other survivors include one son, William Collins, Ypsilanti, Mi., two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Coleman, Pikeville, Ky and Mrs. Dewey Cantrell, Melvin Ky., three brothers, Ed Pelphrey, West Van Lear, Ky., and Elzie and Alex Pelphrey both of Columbus, Ohio, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at the home of her brother Ed Pelphrey, West Van Lear, at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Merida Wiley officiating. Burial was made in the Cumbo cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald October 2, 1952
DAVIS, Mary Ann (Sites)
1894-1952
SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR VICTIM OF CANCER
Mrs. Mary Ann Davis, 58, wife of Abraham Davis, of Davisport, KY., died September 20 at a local hospital following an illness of six weeks. Death was attributed to cancer. Born January 10, 1894, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sites. She was married November 18, 1912 to Abraham Davis, who survives. Other survivors are five sons, Delbert and Clyde Abraham, Jr., Davis, both of Tomahawk, and Sammie, Odis Walter and Clarence Davice all of Davisport; 3 daughters, Ethel Baldridge, Mansfield, Ohio, Mollie Alice Mollett, Clothier, W. Va., Wanda Jean Thompson, Sharples, W. Va., one sister, Belle Wilson, Columbus, Ohio and four brothers, Pete Sites, Boonescamp and Dock, Judge and John Sites, all of Davisport. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p. m., Tuesday September 23, at the home with Revs. Arthur Preece, Leornard Walters, Herman Davis and Sam Preston officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday Sep. 1952
DIXON, Clark
1952 Clark Dixon Dies At Piketon, Ohio
Clark Dixon, 73, died September 13, 1952, at his home at Piketon, Ohio. He is survived by eight children, Mitchell Dixon, Buchanan, Ky., Marion Dixon, Mt. Sterling, Ky., Jack Dixon, Jackson, Ohio, Mrs. Goldia Blackburn, Mrs. Mary Preece, Mrs. J. F. Fic?tharn, all of Buchanan, Ky., Mrs. Ernest Newsome, Piketon, Ohio and Mrs. Delbert Kinner, Louisa, Kentucky. Other Survivors include the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. W. M. Van Hoose, Frankfort, Ky., Don Dixon, Ashland, Ky., Guy Dixon, Mrs. J. Langley, Preston and Dutch McKenzie, all of Wittensville, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at Buchanan, Ky., Tuesday, September 16, 1952, with the Rev. Dunkin of Ashland, Ky., officiating.  Burial was made in the Dixon Cemetery at Buchanan. Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-25-1952
DYE, William Henry
1902-1952
BARNETTS CREEK RESIDENT DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
William Henry Dye, 49, died September 23 at his home at Barnetts Creek following an illness of three years. Death was attributed to cancer. Born January 15, 1902 at Fugett, KY., he was the son of Floyd and Susan Van Hoose Dye. He had been a resident of Barnetts Creek for twenty years. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday at the home with the Revs. John Pelphrey and Lonza Reed officiating. Survivors include his wife, Runa Dye, three sons, Henry Dye, Homer and Elize Floyd Dye, all at home; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Blevins, Volga, KY., Mrs. Maxie Johnson, Staffordsville, KY., Mrs. Mary Lou Hyden, McGuffie, Ohio, and Alice Marie Dye, at home; and the following brothers and sisters, Elbert Dye, Fairborn, Ohio, John Douglas Dye, McGuffin, Ohio, Mrs. Roy Stumbo, Sitka, KY., Mrs. Leota Bowling, Van Lear, KY.; Mrs. Elizabeth F. Hall, Volga, KY., and Doshie Dye, Barnetts Creek. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-25-1952
HOWARD, Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Fannin
1860-1952
MARTIN COUNTY RESIDENT SUCCUMBS THURSDAY
Mrs. Elizabeth Howard, 92,,Add Ky., died at her home Sept. 11 following an illness of several years. Born January 16, 1860 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William and Jane Childers Fitzpatrick.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Joe Fannin and James Howard. Survivors include two sons, Tivis Fannin, Add, Ky., and Lark Howard, Add, Ky., two daughters, Mrs. Brittie Maynard and Mrs. Josie Branham, both of Add, Ky., and one brother, Abe Fitzpatrick of Inez, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p. m. September 13 with the Revs. James Howard and John Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Fitzpatrick cemetery at Inez under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday 9-18-1952
KILGORE, Lloyd
1906-1952
Pilgrim Man Dies In Local Hospital Following Long Illness
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Tuesday at the Missionary Baptist Church at Norton, Va., for Lloyd Kilgore, 46, who died Saturday at a local hospital.  He was a resident of Pilgrim, Ky., at the time of his death. Born January 1, 1906 at Pound, Va., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kilgore.  His mother survives him. Other survivors include three sons, Roy Kilgore, Pilgrim, Ky.; Johnnie Franklin Kilgore, U. S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejune, N. C., and Billie Eugene Kilgore, Atlanta, Ga., and one daughter, Mrs. Ernest W. Whittington, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Cooper, Norton, Va.; Hazel Kilgore, Los Angeles, Calif., and one brother, Wade Kilgore, Wytheville, Va. Burial was in the Laurell Grove cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: According to the Kentucky Death Index, Lloyd Kilgore's death date was Sept. 13, 1952 Paintsville Herald Thursday 1952
PRESTON, Billie Jean (Sturgill)
1952
BILLIE JEAN PRESTON
Mrs. Preston, 19, Dies In Huntington Hospital
Funeral Services for Billie Jean Sturgill Preston who died Friday in St. Mary's hospital, Huntington, W.Va., were held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Nim Sturgill, Boons Camp. More than 500 persons it was estimated, attended, floral tributes filled the residence to overflowing. Taking part in the services were the Reverends F.F. Rigsby, Arthur Preece, Lafe Preston and Hermie Davis. Mrs.. Preston had been ill two weeks from a heart ailment. Besides her parents she leaves her husband, Arthur Preston and an infant son, Arthur Michael Preston, Huntington. also one sister, Betty Lou Sturgill, three brothers, Bobby Dean, Nim, Jr. and Larry Burns Sturgill of Boons Camp. Born at Boons Camp, January 24, 1933, Mrs. Preston and her husband, whom she married December 30, 1950, had lived in Huntington since their marriage. Burial was on the Sturgill farm under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Sep.11 1952
ROBINSON, Samuel F.
1952
First Lt. Samuel F. Robinson Nephew of Mrs. Poole  of Van Lear, Kentucky First Lt. Samuel Robinson, 29, nephew of Mrs. Emmitt Poole, Van Lear was killed in action in Korea, September 18, 1952, the War Department notified the family yesterday. He was Company Commander of K Co. of the 38th Infantry Regiment, a part of the 2nd Infantry Division. Mr. Robinson was recalled to active duty January 22, 1951, and served with the 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment at Ft. Campbell. A graduate of Meade Memorial High School and of the University of Kentucky where he received his BA degree in the college of Arts and Science in June 1951. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Robinson served 13 months in Europe. He was made First Lt., in 1943 at Camp David, North Carolina, and served with the 101st Airborne Division in Europe. Survivors are his wife, Violet Banks Robinson; a daughter Jonee Lynn, 481 Bob-O-Link Drive, Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Johnson, Pikeville and Mrs. Eula Caudill, Ft. Wayne, Ind.' two brothers, Foster Robinson, Pikeville and S/Sgt Emmitt R. Robinson, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Banks, Meally, Ky The Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-2-1952
ROSS, Marion
1876-1952
Marion Ross, 76 Dies Suddenly
Services Held Tuesday For Flat Gap Resident, Retired Farmer; Mason Marion Ross, 76, life-long resident of Flat Gap, Ky., died suddenly at his home Sunday. Tho in poor health for several months, his death was unexpected. Born May 4, 1876 at Flat gap, He was the youngest son of Joseph and Verlina Dobbins Ross. He was a Mason at the Flat Gap Lodge. He was married to Margaret Lemaster, who preceded him in death. To this union was born one daughter, Eva Ross Stinson. In 1900 he married Della Wheeler, who survives. Mrs. Ross was one of the more successful farmers of the Flat Gap section and engaged extensively in raising livestock. He was a political leader in his section and was highly regarded by the people of the county. He was always an ardent supporter of the principles in which he believed and was untiring in his efforts to have his political beliefs adopted. Always with the thoughts of his fellow man uppermost in his mind Mr. Ross was working diligently for a new road for his section. Plans had been made for a trip to Frankfort to discuss the new road when he was stricken. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Eva Stinson, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Lexie bailey, Flat gap; five sons, Con Ross, Bell Center, Oh, Walter Ross, Peoria, IL, Howard Ross, postmaster of Flat Gap, Roy and Fred Ross, also of Flat gap and one sister, Mrs. Etta Sparks. West Van Lear. Funeral Services were held at the home at 1:oo p.m., Tuesday with the Revs. Emory Ferguson, Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey officiating. Masonic services were conducted at the grave. Internment was made in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-25-1952
SALYERS, H.C. (Clint)
1860-1952
SERVICES SUNDAY FOR CLINT SALYERS, KERZ RESIDENT
Aged Man Dies Thurs, Following Long Illness Funeral services were conducted at the home at Kerz, Ky., at 1:00 p. m. Sunday for H. C. (Clint) Salyers, 91, who died at his home Sept. 18 following an illness of a month. Born December 29, 1860, at Kerz, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Salyers.  He was preceded in death by his wife May 2, 1952. Surviving are one son, Willie Salyers, Santo Ann, California, and four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Slone and Mrs. Zora Huff, both of Kerz, Ky., Mrs. Lola Burton, Louisville, Ly., and Mrs. May Young, Van Lear, KY., 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Interment was made in the family cemetary under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 1952
SALYERS, Jane (Skaggs)
1865-1952
Mrs. Jane Salyers, 87, died at her home at Flat Gap Thursday, September 25, 1952 following an illness of a year.  Death was attributed to a stroke. Born June 11, 1865 at Flat Gap, she was the daughter of Peter and Sally Sparks Skaggs. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p. m. at the Joes Creek Church with the Revs. Harry Salyers and Bruce Daniels officiating.  Burial was made in the Salyers cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include two sons, Powell Salyers, South Charleston, Ohio, Jay Salyers, Flat Gap, Ky., and one daughter, Mrs. Pheba Wheeler, Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald  Thursday 10-2-1952
SCARBERRY, George
1952
MAN FOUND SHOT DEAD IN HOME
George Scarberry, 86, of George's Creek, 14 miles from Louisa, was found shot to death at this home Saturday, September 6, and Lawrence County Coroner L. Ryan Young returned a tentative verdict of suicide. Mr. Scarberry, a native of Johnson County, had a fatal gunshot wound of the neck.  A grandson, Everett Grayson, 21, found the body after going to the home when neighbors said the aged man had not been seen for two days.  A 12-gauge shotgun was found beside the body. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bell's Chapel by the Rev. Bird Welch. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery. Mr. Scarberry was the son of the late William and Rachel Carter Scarberry. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lace Grayson of George's Creek and Mrs. Ina Scarberry of Ashland, four sons, William H. Scarberry of Catlettsburg, Albert Scarberry of Buchanan, Ky. Ed Scarberry of Circleville, Oh., and Heston Scarberry of Beaver Creek, Ky., a sister, Mrs. Sarah Edwards of Ireland, O., and a brother, Jake Scarberry of Ireland, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Thursday 9-  -1952
TACKETT, Sam
1952
VOLGA MAN DIES AT STAFFORDSVILLE SAM TACKETT, 80, BURIED TUESDAY
Sam Tackett, 80-year-old retired farmer and life long resident of the Volga section, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. June Conley of Staffordsville. He had been ill for four years. Mr. Tackett was married 50 years ago to Delila Osborne who survives.  He was a member of the Untied Baptist Church.  He was a son of Harmon and Lucy Shavers Tackett. Besides his daughter at whose home he died, Mr. Tackett is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Flossie McFadden, Paintsville; Mrs. Pearl Blair, Hager Hill; Mrs. Clista Kitchen, Springfield, Ohio; three sons: Ray Tackett and Flem Tackett, Volga, and Don Tackett, Sitka, and a sister, Mrs. Tobe McKenzie of Kerz, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lonza Reed at the United Baptist Church, Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 9-11-1952
VANHOOSE, Sarah (Castle)
1952
Services Wednesday For Sarah Castle Van Hoose
Mrs. Sarah Castle Van Hoose, 80, died Monday morning at her home at Nippa, Ky., following several months of illness.  She was the mother of Dennis Van Hoose, manager of Scott's Store in Paintsville, and Claude Van Hoose, also of this city. Mrs. Van Hoose was a sister of the late Dr. W. R. Castle who practiced medicine in Paintsville for many years and who was one of the founders of the Golden Rule Hospital. The daughter of Jeff and Mary Meadows Castle, Mrs. Van Hoose was born and lived her entire life in the Nippa section.  She was married in 1892 to C. B. Van Hoose who survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Chattie Rice Estes of Troy, Ohio, and Mrs. Eulah Stambaugh of Nippa, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Meade, Nippa. Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Officiating ministers were Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Scott Castle.  Singing was by the Tom's Creek Choir. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  1952
VON SEE, Patricia Carroll
1952
Brief Illness Fatal to East Point Child
Patricia Carrol Von See, 8-year-old daughter of Karl and Emma Lou Hager Von See of East Point, Ky., died Wednesday, September 10, at a Huntington, West Virginia hospital following an illness of a week. She was the granddaughter of John and Thelma Daniel Hager of East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13, at the home of the maternal grandparents at East Point with the Rev. Gertsel Haggard officiating.  Burial was made in the Hager family cemetery at East Point under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. See, Patricia PAINTSVILLE  HERALD THURSDAY 9-18-1952
WARD, Paris
1881-1952
FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR FATHER OF 12
Paris Ward, 70, passed away suddenly, September 3, 1952, at  his home at River, the victim of a heart attack. He had been a resident of River his entire life and was well-known throughout this section. Mr. Ward was born November 21, 1881, a son of the late Ransom Ward.  On May 28, 1907, he was married to Miss Maudie Preston who survives him. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are five sons and seven daughters, Walter Ward, Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Ralph Ward, Goldia, Ky., Fred E. Ward, Maitland, W.Va., Roy Ward, Evanston, KY., Carl Ward, River, KY., Mrs. Thelma Baldridge, Portland, New York; Mrs. Alma Price, McVeight, KY., Mrs. Margie Lyons, River, KY., Mrs. Elizabeth Dotson, Phelps, Ky., Mrs. Louvinia Ward, Mrs. JoAnn Fannin and Mrs. Alice Vivian Click, all of Ashland, KY. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Cora Compton, Catlettsburg, and Mr. Joe C. Ward, Ashland. Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, at two o’clock at the Ward home by Reverend C.J. Sparks and Reverend German Walters. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsvile Herald Thursday September 11, 1952
WILEY, Mrs. J.B. (Boyd)
1952
Former Auxier Resident: Services Held Wed.
Mrs. J. B. Wiley, 64, died Monday at the King's Daughter's Hospital in Ashland, where she had been a patient for about three weeks.  Mrs. Wiley is a former resident of Auxier, Ky. A daughter of the late Allen and Mary Blevins Boyd, she was born in Lawrence County and spent most of her life at Hardy, Ky.  She lived in Ashland for about two years while her daughter was receiving nurses training at the King's Daughter's Hospital.  Her husband preceded her in death six years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Joan Wiley, Ashland, Ky., Mrs. G. F. Childers, Ashland, a foster daughter, and four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Mills and Mrs. Elizabeth McByar, both of Auxier, Ky., Mrs. Cecil Price, River, Ky., and Mrs. Herbert Meeks, Henrietta, Ky. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home at 2:00 p. m., Wednesday with the Rev. C. H. Hall officiating.  Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Thursday  September 11, 1952


OCTOBER - 1952

BAILEY, Malta (Bayes)
1952
Mrs. Malta Bailey, 72, Lexington, Ky., wife of former Circuit Judge J. F. Bailey, passed away October 31, 1952 at 12:05 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington after a long illness. She had been in ill health for the past 15 years and for the past several months had been confined to her room. Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of the late Dr. F. M. and Mary Fairchild Bayes and was a member of one of the county's most prominent families.  She was widely known in this section. She was a former vice president of the W.C.T.U. of Kentucky, a member of the Paintsville Chapter, D.A.R., and was Mother and chapter member of the Paintsville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Kentucky Mountain Society and the Rose and Garden Club of Lexington. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Christian Church here and was active in church work until ill health forced her to retire.  Surviving besides her husband, are one son, Wallis Bailey, of Lexington, one sister, Mrs. Murah Hazelrigg of Paintsville, and three grandchildren, Charlotte Bailey, Carolyn Bailey, and Jimmie Bailey, all of Lexington. Funeral services where held at the Milward Funeral Home on Monday and burial was made in the Lexington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-6-1952
DANIEL, Tela (VanHoose)
1889-1952
Mrs. Tela Daniel, 63, died at the Paintsville Hospital Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of James M. and Ida Bush Van Hoose, she was born November 6, 1889 in Johnson County. She had lived at Tutor Key most of her life and had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years. Surviving are her husband, John L. Daniel, Paintsville; four children, Maggie, Edd and Mrs. Wendell Van Hoose, Tutor Key; and Bert Daniel, Louisa.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters, Oscar Van Hoose, Lowmansville; Elro Van Hoose, Nippa, Richard and Mitchell Van Hoose, Tutor Key; Bert Van Hoose, Glendale, California; Hubert Van Hoose, Louisville; Mrs. Virgil Ward, River, and Mrs. Bascom Daniel, Tutor Key. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p. m. Saturday, September 27 at her home at Tutor Key, with Revs. Millard Van Hoose and Claude Preston officiationg. Songs were by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 2, 1952
Services Held Saturday For Mrs. Tela Daniel Services were held at the home at Tutor Key Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for Mrs. Tela Van Hoose Daniel, 63, who died at a local hospital Thursday morning following an illness of three weeks. Born November 6, 1889 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of James M. and Ida Bush Van Hoose.  She was married in March 1908 to John Daniel, who survives. Mrs. Daniel had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for fifty years and was one of the most beloved and respected women of the county. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Edd Daniel, Tutor Key, Ky., Bert Daniel, Louisa, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Wendell Van Hoose and Miss Maggie Daniel, both of Tutor Key; six brothers, Bert Van Hoose, Glendale, California; Hubert Van Hoose, Louisville; Richard and Mitchel Van Hoose, Tutor Key; Elro Van Hoose, Nippa, and Oscar Van Hoose, Lowmansville; two sisters, Mrs. Bascom Daniel and Mrs. Virgil Ward, both of Tutor Key. Services were conducted by the Revs. Millard Van Hoose, Claude Preston and Virgil Daniel. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Interment was made in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 2, 1952 
HITE, James
1913-1952
Local Man Succumbs Following Brief Illness
Funeral services were conducted at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 03, for James Hite, 38, who died at his home here Wednesday following an illness of a few days. Born, October 14, 1913, at Offut, Ky., he was the son of the late Sherman Hite and Mollie Patrick Hite. He was married June 03, 1944 to Faye Marie Collins, who survives him. Surviving besides his mother and wife are two sisters, Mrs. Sam Castle and Mrs. Elzie Yates, both of the city. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Offut, Ky., under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald October 09, 1952
KEATON, Nancy Ellen (Holbrook)
1876-1952
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Keaton, 76,  died at her home at Moon, Ky., Oct 21 1952 following an illness of two and one half years.  Death was attributed to cancer. Born July 24, 1876 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Littleborn and Frankie Holbrook. She was married May  26,  1894 to M.L. Keaton, who preceded her in death October 4,  1919. Surviving are two sons, Noah Keaton, Moon, Ky., Claude Keaton, South Shore, Ky., one daughter, Della Ferguson, Moon, Ky., two brothers, M.F. Holbrook, Moon, Ky., Henry Holbrook, Dingus, Ky., and one sister, Sallie Cox, Dingus, Ky. Funeral services were held at Open Fork Church at 11:00 a.m., October 22  with the Revs. Tommy Bailey  and Thurman Ferguson officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday Oct. 1952
MARSH, Beverly Ann
1952-1952
Infant Girl Dies Here In Hospital
Beverly Ann Marsh, six-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.m Marsh, Jr., died at a local hospital Sunday, October 19, 1952. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Brenda Sue, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sammons of Meally, the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Marsh of this city. Prayer services were held at the home of the maternal grandparents at Meally with graveside services at the Sammons Cemetery with the Rev. W. F. Pettus officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Thursday October 23, 1952 
MARTIN, Clara Alice
1952
Volga Infant Dies At West Liberty, Ky.
Clara Alice Martin, 2, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sammmie Earl Martin, of Volga, died in the West Liberty Hospital, Thursday, October 2, 1952, after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Blevins, with the Rev. Harry Salyers officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Volga, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Thursday October 9, 1952 
MCKENZIE, Martha
1952
Dies At Home After Short Illness
Funeral services will be held for Miss Martha McKenzie at 10 a.m. Friday, October 17. Miss McKenzie, 83, died at her home at Fuget this morning following an illness of several months. The daughter of Harry and Rachel Cantrell McKenzie, Miss McKenzie was born at Fuget and lived there all her life. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Sarah Stapleton, Red Bush, Ky. Officiating for the services will be the Rev. Foster Rigsby and Lonza Reed. Miss McKenzie will be buried at the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Note: This cemetery is also known as the "Cantrell Cemetery". Paintsville Herald  Thursday October 16, 1952
MCKENZIE, Van Escom
1952
Van Escom McKenzie, 55, died at the Veterans Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, Thursday morning, October 9, following an illness of six months. Born in Morgan County, December 4, 1946, he was the son of the late Arlando McKenzie and Clara McKenzie Stapleton.  He had been a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts for eleven years. Surviving besides his mother are one brother, Charlie McKenzie, Volga, Ky., one half-brother, Douglas Stapleton, Flat Gap, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Blanton, Flat Gap, Ky., Mrs. Alma Davis, Winchester, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his mother, Mrs. Clara Stapleton, at Flat Gap, Ky., at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, October12, with the Rev. Dewey Brown and Lonza Reed officiating. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet and the Fyffe Quartet. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Note: If Van Escom McKenzie was 55 years old at his death, his birth date must have been 1896, instead of 1946. Paintsville Herald  Thursday October 9, 1952 
MORAN, Hazel E. (Ford)
1896-1952
Services at Auxier Friday, October 17
Mrs. Hazel E. Moran, 56, well-known Auxier woman, passed away Tuesday, October 14, at 10:30 a. m. at a local hospital after an illness of seven months. Mrs. Moran was a daughter of the late Martin Luther and Elizabeth Davis Ford of this county. She was born June 10, 1896 and had lived in the Auxier vicinity all her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Christine Patton of Auxier, two sisters, Ona and Lou Ford. and one brother, W. R. Ward, all of Auxier.  Her husband Tom Moran, died on August 19, 1946. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, at 2:00 p. m. at the Methodist Church at Auxier by the Rev. S. S. Honeycutt. Burial will be made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday  October 16, 1952
PELPHREY, Paul
1926-1952
PAUL PELPHREY, 26, FORMERLY OF VAN LEAR, TO BE BURIED SAT.
Paul Pelphrey, 26, former resident of Van Lear, died in a Columbus, Ohio hospital Monday, October 20, 1952, from injuries suffered in Columbus on October 17. The report on his death at the Jones Funeral Home shows he died of injuries inflicted on both sides of the head, the cause of which is unknown.  He was not working at the time. An autopsy was completed at the Columbus Hospital, but the report was not made available as the Herald goes to press. Born November 20, 1926, at Van Lear, he was the son of Milford and Rosa Blair Pelphrey.  He was an employee of the North American Aircraft Corporation at Columbus at the time of his death. Surviving besides his parents are the following brothers and sisters; Milford Pelphrey, Jr.., U.S. Army, Mrs. Mary Anna McFaddin, Paintsville, Mrs. Geraldine Bradford, Columbus, Ohio; James, Larry Joe, Lowell, Madonna R., Kenneth A., Carollton C, and Clarence E. Pelphrey, all of Van Lear. Services will be held at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church at 1:00p.m. Saturday with the Revs. Prater Blair and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial will be made in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 23, 1952
PRESTON, Guy W.
1889-1952
Short Illness Fatal To Baptist Minister and Mortician.
Guy W. Preston, 62, well known throughout Johnson county and a resident of Paintsville for many years succumbed, at his home on Short Street Monday, October 27, following an illness of six weeks. Born December 31, 1889 in the Toms Creek section of Johnson County he was the son of Dr. J.M. and Mary Lemaster Preston. He had been a minister in the United Baptist Church for more than 30 years and for several years published and distributed Baptist Tidings, a religious publication.  He was a devout believer in the principles of Christianity and worked tirelessly for the church. He established the Mountain Furniture and Hardware Company and was its president until 1938 when he opened the Guy Preston Funeral Home. He was also coroner of Johnson County for eight years. Surviving are his wife, Claretta Arnette Preston, one daughter, Emojean Preston Knight, two sons, Guy Monroe, and James Leighton, and one granddaughter, Moonyean Willis. Other survivors include two brothers, Dr. T. R. Preston, Lowmansville, and John Langley Preston of Sitka, and hundreds of friends throughout this section who will be saddened to learn of his passing. Funeral Services were conducted at the home at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday with Mose C. Ward, Roscoe Lemaster and Garland Preston as officiating ministers. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Kelley and Caudill Funeral Home of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-30-1952
PRICE, John
1952
Services Held Friday For John Price, 77; Daughter Only Survivor
John Price, 77, well-known resident of Thelma, died at his home Tuesday following an illness of two months. Born in Johnson County, he was the son of C. C. and Sarah Meek Price.  A farmer, he was a resident of Thelma at the time of his death.  He was preceded in death by his wife June 21, 1948. Surviving is one daughter Mrs. Burbridge Ferguson of Thelma. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 1:00 p. m. with Elders Buell Ferguson, Sam Preston and Tip Preston officiating. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-9-1952
SMITH, Ira
1884-1952
Funeral Services To Be Held Friday
Ira Smith, 68, died in a local hospital at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday after an illness of several months. He was a native of Morgan County but had been a resident of this county for the past 22 years where he followed farming as an occupation.  He was born on March 5, 1884, a son of John and Polly Hunley Smith. He was married to Miss May Ruth Keaton in 1913 who survives him. The following children also survive: Bernard Smith, Herschell Smith, Virgil Smith, Woodrow Smith all of Paintsville, Winifred Smith, Bedford, Ind., Mrs. Mildred Bowling and Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Paintsville, and Mrs. Betty Jo Varner of Bedford, Ind. Surviving brothers and sisters are Berry Smith, Ashland, Ky., Lee Smith, Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. Martha Conley, West Van Lear. Funeral services will be held at the home in King Addition at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 1952.  Officiating ministers will be Rev. Leonard Walters, Rev. Lafe Preston and Rev. Tom Sammons. Burial will be made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 10-16-1952
STAMBAUGH, Mahala (Webb) (Music)
1873-1952
Mahala Stambaugh, 78, died at the home of her son, Una Stambaugh, of Hager Hill, Sunday following an illness of two years. Born November 9, 1873, she was the daughter of James and Frances Hyden Webb.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was married to Lincoln Music who preceded her in death in 1907.  To this union were born four sons and one daughter, Alec and Henry Music, Van Lear, Ky.: Irvin Music, Hager Hill, Ky.; Melvin Music, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; and Mrs. Elsie Van Hoose, Glo, Ky., all surviving. She married John A. Stambaugh who preceded her in death in 1928.  To this union was born one son, Una Stambaugh. Other survivors include three brothers, Alec Webb, West Van Lear; Harry Webb, Van Lear, and Sam Webb, Stidham, Ky. Funeral Services were held at 1: p. m. Tuesday at the West Van Church of Christ with the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt officiating. Burial was made in the Hager Hill cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 10-9-1952
STEELE, Lexie Murphy
1892-1952
A heart attack, suffered while working in Knott county Tuesday, October 14, was fatal to Lexie Murphy Steele, prominent drilling contractor of this city. Born November 30, 1892 at West Liberty, Ky., he was the son of the late J. Floyd Steele and Kitsie Murphy Steele. A resident of Paintsville for nine years, he was active in the American Legion and a member of the Highland Lodge of Masons of West Liberty.  He was well-known throughout Johnson and adjoining counties. Surviving besides his mother, Mrs. J Floyd Steele of Malone, Ky., are his wife, Mrs. Molissa W. Steele, whom he married at Stacy Fork, October 16, 1920. Other survivors include five brothers, L. Carter and Perry K. Steele, both of Louisville, Ky.,Snowden Steele, Nashville, Tennessee; Robert E. Steele, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Estill Steele, Malone, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. Ollie C. Day, West Liberty, Ky.; Mrs. Bev Lewis, Malone, Ky,; Mrs. Donald Henry, Covington Ky.; and Mrs. Cal Jones, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the church at Malone, at 1:00 p. m., October 17, with the Rev. Ed Elliott of Manfield, Ohio officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Malone under the direction of the Prseston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 23, 1952
WARD, W.J., Jr.
1952
W.J. Ward, Jr., publisher of the Pikeville Daily News and president of radio station WLSI, died yesterday ( Wednesday) in a Huntington Hospital after an operation. A native of White House, Johnson County, Ward, 54, had been ill several weeks.  He worked as a civil and mining engineer before he got his start in real estate in Pikeville over 30 years ago.  Ward also operated a drug store and theater in Pikeville. About six years ago he acquired the Cumberland Publishing Co., publishing of a Pikeville weekly newspaper.   The newspaper was converted to a daily three yars ago. The Company established and operated WLSI, first radio station in Pikebille. Survivors include the window, Gladys R. Ward, adn two sons; John , manager nd treasureer of the publishing firm, and W. Jeff Ward, secretary of the company. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 16, 1952
WELLS, Louise (Butcher)
1878-1952
Services Held Saturday For Mrs. Louise Wells
Mrs. Louise Butcher Wells, 74, well-known Auxier resident, succumbed at a local hospital Wednesday, October 8, 1952, following an illness of two years. Born in Johnson County August 1, 1878, she was the daughter of Lewis and Sarah Hyden Butcher. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 58 years.  Devoted to her friends, family and church, her life was an example to her loved ones. She was preceded in death July 4, 1938 by her husband Noah Wells. Surviving are four sons, William Melvin, Edward and Orville Wells, all of Auxier, six daughters, Mrs. Sally Hall, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Nancy Wells, Auxier, Ky.; Mrs. Vernie Auxier, East Point, Ky., Mrs. Berta Adkins, Van Lear, Ky., ; Mrs. Josephine Robinson, East Point, Ky., ; and Mrs. Beatrice Fitch, Meally, Ky. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Leona DeLong and Mrs. Mary Hobson, both of Flemingsburg, Kentucky. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church with hte Rev. Mose Kitchen officiating, Burial was made in the Van Lear cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday October 15, 1952
WILBUR, Yauncy Edward
1912-1952
Yauncy E. Wilbur Found On R.R. Tracks In Ohio
The body of Yauncy Edward Wilbur, 40, life-long resident of Johnson County, was found at 7:30 Saturday morning on the railroad track at Loudoville, O.   It was thought that he was struck by a train sometime Friday night. Born November 7, 1912, at Thealka, Ky., he was the son of Mrs. Ella Prayor and the late W. A. Wilbur.  He was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. Surviving are one son, Dean Edward, Holden, W. Va., two brothers, Mr. Paul E. Wilbur, MacArthur, W. Va., Mr. David T. Wilbur, Paintsville, two sisters, Mrs. Daniel C. Morrison, Euelid, Ohio, and Mrs. W. R. Whaley, Bath County, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lankley Ward of Bridgeford at 11:00 a.m. Thursday ( today) with the Rev. W. F. Pettus officating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Richardson, Ky., under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday  October 16, 1952


NOVEMBER - 1952

ADKINS, Emerson
1952
Services Held Here For Emerson Adkins
Emerson Adkins, 38, Amherstdale, W. Va., former resident of Johnson County, died suddenly at his home Thursday. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was a miner by occupation. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Fannin Adkins, one son, Felix Adkins, at home, and one daughter, Stella Louise Adkins, at home. Other survivors include the following brothers and sisters; William and Sam Adkins, both of Amherstdale, W. Va.; Mrs. Martha Wakely and Edkins, both of Van Lear, Ky.; Mrs. Rebecca Tackett and Bennie Adkins, both of Paintsville, and Huey Adkins of Mann, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at the Paintsville Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. James Lyons and Scott Castle officiating. Music was provided by the Tom's Creek Quartet. Burial was made in the Keaton Cemetery at Davis Branch under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Nov. 27, 1952
AKERS, James Larry
1950-1952
James Larry Akers, 2 1/2 year old son of Mrs. Edgar Akers of Lick Fork, Ky., died at his home Wednesday. He was born May 21, 1950 in Johnson County. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his father who died in December 1951. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a. m. at the United Baptist Church at Lick Fork with the revs. Merida Wiley, Grover Fannin and John D. Music officiating. Burial was made in the Baldridge Cemetery at Lick Fork under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-20-1952
AUXIER, James Friend
1952
Cerebral Hemorrhage Fatal To Native Of Johnson County
John Friend Auxier, 62, Prestonsburg attorney, and native of Johnson County, died November 20, 1952 at the Prestonsburg General Hospital, victim of a cerebral hemorrhage.  He was stricken Tuesday. A son of the late J. C. B. and Mollie E. Auxier, he was born at East Point.  Educated at Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., and the University of Kentucky, he was admitted to the bar about 1914 and practiced law at Pikeville, Jackson and Prestonsburg.  During World War I he was an army lieutenant, and his interest in the welfare of veterans continued until his death. At the time of his passing he was service officer of Floyd Post, American Legion, having only recently been re-elected for a second term.  He had numerous veterans cases prepared for Veterans Administration action. The Legion Post at Prestonsburg accorded him honor at the funeral home which was held at 2:00 p. m. Friday from the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter of his first marriage, Miss Jane Day Auxier, of Winchester, and one brother. S. R. Auxier, of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. L. W. Benedict, pastor of the Prestonsburg Baptist Church.   Burial was made in the Porter cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 1952
CLARK, Morgan
1871-1952
BROTHER OF BLAINE CLARK DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS; SERVICES WEDNESDAY
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 19, 1952) at the Philadelphia Church of Christ of Johns Creek for Morgan Clark, 81, Odds, Ky., life-long resident of Johnson County and brother of the late J.B. Clark. Mr. Clark died Sunday (Nov. 16, 1952) evening in a local hospital following an illness of 8 months. Born July 10, 1871 in Johnson County, he was the son of Samuel and Susan Wells Clark. He was farmer and merchant by occupation. He was preceded in death March 27, 1948 by his wife, Maggie Hobson Clark. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Noka Richmond, Odds, Ky., Mrs. Della Salyer, Naples, Ky., Mrs. Julia Spears, Hunnewell, Ky. Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiated at the services. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday November 20, 1952
CURTIS, Mrs. Tom (Malissa)(Smith)
1952
RELIEF RESIDENT
Mrs. Tom Smith Curtis, 72, died Monday morning at her home at Relief following an illness of three months. Born October 4, 1952 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Tom and Rilda Smith. She was preceeded in death in November 1952 by her husband, Tom Lee Curtis. Survivors include ten sons, Willie, Lonnie, Ola, Jesse, Sanford and Tulley Curtis, all of Relief, Walter Curtis, Red Bush, Albert Curtis, Elna, Johnnie Curtis, Lucasville, Ohio and Lunday Curtis, Mima, KY; two daughters, Verr Curtis and Sarah Curtis, both of Relief; two brothers, Albert Smith, Circleville, Ohio, Jeff Smith, Red Bush; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Holbrook, Elna, Mrs. Sarah Rigsby, Blaine, and Mrs. Dillie Hamp, Circleville, Ohio. Funeral Services were conducted at the home Tuesday with the Rev. Hood Wallen officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-27-1952
CURTIS, Tom Lee
1874-1952
RELIEF RESIDENT SUCCUMBS SUNDAY
Services Held Today For Tom Lee Curtis, 78
Tom lee Curtis, 78, life-long resident of Relief, KY., succumbed Sunday, November 9, at his home following an illness of three days. Born in 1874 in Morgan County, he was the son of Harmen and Sadie Curtis. He was a blacksmith and a farmer by occupation. He is survived by his wife, Malissa Smith Curtis, seven sons, Albert Curtis, Elna, KY., Jesse, Lonnie, Willie, Sanford Curtis, Miami, Ohio, and Johnnie Curtis, Lucasville, Ohio; two daughters, Verie and Sarah Curtis, both of Relief. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home with the Revs. Hood Wallen and Tommie Bailey. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-13-1952
DANIELS, Mary Ann (Daniel)
1872-1952
MRS.SCOTT DANIEL PASSES THURSDAY
Two Year Illness Fatal to Johnson Countian
Mrs. Mary Ann Daniel, 80, life-long resident of Johnson County, died at her home Thursday following an illness of two years. Born August 14, 1872, she was the daughter of James and Rebecca Hall Daniel.  She was a resident of Nippa at the time of her death. She was married sixty years ago to Scott Daniel who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Vance Daniel, Nippa, Ky., Eperson and Sedwick Daniel, both of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Vertie Caudill, Beaver, Ohio and Mrs. Rebecca Music, Nippa; two brothers, George Daniel, Paintsville and Frank Daniel, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at the Community Freewill Baptist Church Saturday at 11:00 a.m., with the Revs. Don Fraley and Millard Van Hoose officiating. Interment was made in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE  HERALD THURSDAY 11-27-1952
HOLBROOK, Terry Lynn
1952
HOLBROOK INFANT DIES; SERVICES HELD TUESDAY
Terry Lynn Holbrook, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Holbrook of Keaton, Ky.., died at a local hospital, November 10, 1952.  Death was attributed to spinabifida. Funeral services were held at the Lower Keaton Church at 2:00 p.m. November 11 with the Rev. C.H. Wallin officiating. Burial was made in the Lyon Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, M. and Mrs.. Ernest Holbrook. Paintsville Herald Thursday November 13, 1952
KIRK, A.J.(Andy), Jr.
1952
A. J. Kirk, Jr., 52, electrical cantractor, manager of Cox Appliance Company and former instructor at Mayo State Vocational School, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Monday morning at his home on Fifth Street. Born at Inez, Ky., and well-known thoughout Eastern Kentucky, he was the son of the former Cirsuit Judge and Congressman A. J. Kirk, Sr., and Elizabeth Goble Kirk of this city.  He was married January 22, 1921 to Miss Peggy Williams, who survives. "Andy", as he was known to his many friends, was a congenial, accommodating and kind-hearted person. Outstanding in his field, his loss as a consultant in the electrical buisness will be felt keenly in this section.  He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and at the time of his death was the chairman of the Brotherhood Choir.  His first seizure occurred while singing in the choir Sunday morning.  He had served as a member of the City Council from 1948 to 1950. Designing, building and installing the incubator room in the Paintsville Hospital a few years ago was one of his major feats.  The room accommodates four prematurely born infants.  Air heated to the proper tempature is drawn into the room and cooled air removed.  Incubators in most hospitals are designed for individual infants. Surviving besides his wife and mother are three daughters, Mrs. Garnett Louse Oppenheimer, Paintsville, Mrs. Jerry Helton, Lexington, and Miss Mards Joan Kirk, at home; five brothers, C. F., L. T., Chester, Langley Kirk, all of Paintsville, and Louie Kirk, Downey, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. George Hall, Ashland, Mrs. Garnett Rule, Omaha, Nebraska, and Mrs. Ethel York, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. H. Hockensmith officiating. Interment will be made in the Williams, family cemetary at Elna under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27 1952
PARKER, Molly (Stone) Wheeler
1881-1952
County Resident Succumbs Friday Services Held Sunday  For Mrs. Molly Parker
Mrs. Molly Wheeler Parker, 71, died at the home of her son at Winifred Friday following an illness of three years. Born in Johnson County February 1, 1881, she was the daughter of James and Jemima Pack Stone. She was twice married, both husbands having preceded her in death. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Felcie Grim and Mrs. Norsie Anderson, both of Kenova, W. Va., Mrs. Ethel Grim, Paintsville, Mrs. Flossie Weiss, Ashland, and Mrs. Geneva Arrington, Blaine; three sons, Roy Wheeler, Winifred, Mitchell Wheeler, Kenova, W. Va., Cecil Wheeler, Walbridge, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Clista Harris and Mrs. Vina Hall, both of Winifred, Mrs. Rinda Ramey, London, O., Mrs. Katherine Harris, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and one brother, Jasper Slone of Winifred. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p. m. Sunday, November 16, at the Upper Franks Creek School with the Revs. Lonza Reed and Leonard Walters officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Winifred under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD November 20, 1952
POE, Elbert
1872-1952
Paintsville Resident Dies Wednesday
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church for Elbert Poe, 80, who died at his home Wednesday following an illness of three months.  Death was attributed to pneumonia. Born March 16, 1872 in Magoffin County, he was the son of Jim and Ida Caudill Poe.  He was a resident of this city at the time of his death. Surviving besides his wife, Florence Arnett Poe, are two sons, Garland Poe, Marion, Ohio, Edd Poe, Salyersville; two daughters, Mrs. David Hensley, and Mrs. Bonnie Ward, both of this city; one step-child, Mr. Tom Arnett, of this city. Revs. Henry Tackett and Bill Nicholas officiated at the service.  Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-4-1952
PRESTON, Isaac Meek
1866-1952
Former Co. Resident Succumbs In Ashland
Isaac Meek Preston, 85, well known Ashland hotel operator and retired grocer and former resident of Johnson County died at his home November 6 after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Preston had operated the Preston hotel at 2000 Greenup Avenue where he lived for about 40 years. Former Governor Ruby Laffoon appointed him a Kentucky Colonel. He was born December 1866 in Johnson County, Ky., the son of Greenville and Exer Ward Preston. He went to Ashland in 1911 and was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Jamima Preston, died 10 years ago. Surviving him are one son, Bryan Preston, Ashland; five daughters Miss Georgia Preston and Mrs. S. M. Healy of Ashland, Mrs. John Moninger, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. H.G. Flannery, Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. J.P. Bailey, New York City; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Nov.13 1952
PRESTON, Lorenda (Price)
1871-1952
Mrs. Lorenda Price Preston, 80, well-known Paintsville woman, was the sudden victim of a heart attack suffered at her home Wednesday morning, November 14. While the seizure occurred unexpectedly as Mrs. Preston was engaged in her usual activities, she had been in ill health for some time and under the care of a physician. The daughter of the late Hamilton and Evelyn Salyers Price, she was a prominent member of one of Johnson County's pioneer families. She was born in this county October 22, 1871 and was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She was the widow of William M. Preston, widely known public official, who served as sheriff of Johnson County and as Chief of Police of Paintsville. He preceded her in death September 16, 1940.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city. Surviving are five children; two daughters, Mrs. Winnie Archer, Prestonsburg, Mrs. Eunice Plening, Columbus, Ohio; three sons, William, White Oak, Frank, Adrian, Michigan, John H., Cincinnati, Ohio.  Surviving also is one sister, Mrs. David Rice, Swamp Branch.  She also leaves ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, at the First Baptist Church in this city with Rev. Ralph Webb and Rev. C.H. Hockenworth officiating. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday Nov.15 1952
SAGRAVES, Ashley Ward
1898-1952
Life-Long Resident of Flat Gap Buried in Family Cemetery
Ashley Ward Sagraves, 54, died at his home at Flat Gap Saturday following an illness of two months. Born November 29, 1898, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sagraves.  He was a life-long resident of Flat Gap, and a farmer by occupation. Surviving are his widow, Addie Evans Sagraves, five sons, Elmo Sagraves, Flat Gap, Woodrow Sagraves, Volga, Elsie Sagraves, U.S.Army, Ellis and Dallas Sagraves, Flat Gap; one daughter, Deloris Sagraves, at home, and five grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Crate Sagraves, Louisville, Donnie Sagraves, Flat Gap, and one sister Mrs. Hendrix Kelly, Flat Gap.  Funeral services were held at the home Monday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. E. Ferguson and Rev. E. Colliar officiating.  Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Note: according to the Kentucky Death Index, date of death was Nov. 29, 1952 PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 1-12-4-1952
SALYERS, Alafair (Daniel)
1873-1952
SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR ALAFAIR SALYERS
Funeral services were held at the Paintsville United Baptist Church Friday for Alafair Salyers, who died November 18 at her home on Maple street, city, following an illness of six months. Born December 24, 1873, she was the daughter of John R. and Samantha Young Daniel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Salyers, who died in 1934. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Terie Young, Van Lear, two brothers, Proctor Daniel, Paintsville, and Garfield Daniel, Lowmansville. Burial was made in the family cemetary at Kerz under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27  1952
SPARKS, John B.
1883-1952
OFFUTT RESIDENT SUCCUMBS TUES.SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR JOHN SPARKS, 69, MINE INSPECTOR
John B. Sparks, 69, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., Tuesday, November 4, 1952 following an illness of a few days. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born March 1, 1883 at White House, Ky., he was the son of T. J. and Mary Elizabeth Sparks. He had been a resident of Offutt for forty years. He was married June 8, 1908 at White House to Julia Ward,who survives. He was a mine electrician in this section for a number of years. Surviving besides his wife are three son, Norvil Sparks, Cumberland, Ky., Ora Sparks, Detroit, Michigan, and Dorsel H. Sparks, Thealka, Ky. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha Stewart, Catlettsburg, Ky., and Mrs. J. M. Preston, Route 1, Pikeville. Funeral services were held at the United Baptist Church at 2:00 p. m. today (Thursday) with the Rev. German Walter officiating. Burial was made in the Offutt Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD NOV. 6, 1952
VANHOOSE, George Edward
1952
Services Held Today For Van Hoose Infant
Funeral services were held today (Thursday) at the Sycamore School House for George Edward Van Hoose, infant son of Nathan and Oakie Music Van Hoose of Lowmansville. Surviving besides the parents are five brothers and two sisters. Burial made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. (Note: This cemetery is also known as the "Clark Castle Cemetery"). Paintsville Herald Thursday  November 13, 1952
VANHOOSE, Gracie (McCarty)
1888-1952
Rites Thursday For Win Woman
Mrs. Gracie Van Hoose, 64, died suddenly at her home at Manila Monday. Born January 30, 1888 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Jimmie and Sarah Coldiron McCarty. She was married in 1910 to Willie Van Hoose who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Don Marshall Van Hoose, Miamisburg, Ohio, and James Homer Van Hoose, Dayton, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Reed, Wittensville, Mrs. Olive Colvin, Spargursville, Ohio, Mrs. Opal Blanton, Fairbourn, Ohio, Mrs. Ola Fyffe, Manila, and Mrs. Imogene Cochran, Dayton, Ohio; and the following brothers and sisters: Oscar McCarty and Clifton McCarty, Manila, Forest McCarty, Flat Gap, Mrs. Dona Cantrell, West Wood, Mrs. Mattie Baldwin, Win, and Mrs. Mollie LeMaster, Manila. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Lonza Reed and Rev. Vencil Pelphrey officiating.  Burial will be made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday 11-27-1952
WEBB, Anna (Spears)
1868-1952
Mrs. Anna Webb Dies November 25
Services Held Thursday At United Baptist
Mrs. Anna Spears Webb, 84, died at the home of her son, Dave Webb, Paintsville, Nov. 25, following an illness of several years. Born Feburary 29, 1868, she was the daughter of Enoch and Melinda Williams Spears. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, W. G. Webb, Auxier, Dave Webb, city, Herbert Webb, Huntington, W. Va., Haskel Webb, city; three daughters, Nettie Ratcliff, Lackey, Mintie Conley, Van Lear, Bertha George, Thelma; 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grand-children and two great-great-grand-children. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the United Baptist Church at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald December 4, 1952


DECEMBER - 1952


ADKINS, Infant
1952
Adkins Infant Dies at Davis Branch
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Adkins died Tuesday at their home at Davis Branch. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday with burial services in the hall cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Dec. 11, 1952
BLAIR, Cynthia (Spradlin)
1880-1952
Mrs. Cynthia Blair, 71, died Thursday, December 20, at her home at Carey, Ohio, after an illness of several months. She was born in Johnson County on April 15, 1880, and was the daughter of Will and Rebecca Harmon Spradlin. She had been a resident of Carey for the past seven years. A member of the United Baptist Church since November 23, 1930, she lived a devoted Christian life. She was married November 20, 1897 to Henry Blair who preceded her in death on March 20, 1926. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Fairchild, Carey, O., three brothers, Winfield Spradlin, Noah Spradlin, and Moses Spradlin all of Denver, Ky. Also, surviving are six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Freewill Baptist Church here at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, by Rev. Claude Preston. Hymns were sung by the Paintsville Quartet. Interment was in the Blair cemetery at Barnetts Creek, Ky. Under the directions of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN 3, 1952
BLANKENSHIP, Laura (Crank)
1871-1952
Mrs. Laura Blankenship, 81, died at the home of her daughter at Van Lear Wednesday following an illness of four years.  She had lived at Van Lear for the past nine months. Born November 19, 1871 in Boyd County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of C.C. and Catherine Dieh Crank.  She was  preceded in death by her husband, William A. Blankenship, in 1913. Surviving are five sons, Leonard Blankenship, Bluefield, W. Va. Stollard Blankenship, Fallsburg, KY., Ted Blankenship, Neon, KY., Jay Blankenship, Melvin, KY., and Delmar Blankenship, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde O’Bryan, Van Lear, and Mrs. Joe Layne, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other survivors include the following sisters and brother, Mrs. Charles Carter and Mrs. John Compton, Fallsburg, KY., Mrs. Della Collinsworth, Charleston, W.Va., and Chris Crank, Ashland, KY. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Savage Memorial Methodist Church at Fallsburg, KY., with the Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating.   Paintsville Herald 12-4-1952
BUNYARD, James Roy
1891-1952
James Roy Bunyard Victim of Heart Attack
James Roy Bunyard, sixty-one years old, native of Volga, Johnson County, Ky., died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, December 17 at 8:30 p. m., at his home in Addison, Michigan. Mr. Bunyard was born June 25, 1891 at Volga, Kentucky, the son of John and Elizabeth Webb Bunyard. In 1912 Mr. Bunyard was married to Cova Williams, the daughter of the late Marion and Jennie Williams of Volga.  To this union was born one son, Robert H., who now resides in Detroit.  In addition to his widow Cova, and son, Mr. Bunyard is survived by a grandson, Lawrence, and a granddaughter, Linda, both of Detroit. A sister, Mrs. Minnie Bunyard Jayne of Ashland, Ky., and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.  Mr. Bunyard was  preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bunyard Salyers, Mrs. Elizabeth Bunyard Williams and Martha Bunyard and three brothers, Neil Bunyard, Logan Bunyard and Frank Bunyard, all of whom were natives of Johnson County. Mr. Bunyard was educated in the schools of his native county and the technical schools of North Dakota.  During his adult  life he was engaged in the mechanical trades, engineering and agriculture pursuits. Mr. Bunyard's life was characterized by the energy and industry with which he applied himself to his work and by his complete devotion to his family and to his many friends.  His principles of honesty and integrity guided him in his relations with others.  His personal ethical and religious convictions were a steadfast guide to him in his living and thinking. Funeral services were held at Addison, Michigan at 10:30 a. m., Monday December 22. Graveside services were held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan at 2:30 p.m. on the same date.  The Rev. E. C. Davis of Addison, Michigan was in charge of both services. Coke Williams of Paintsville, Dr. J. S. Willliams of Nicholasville and John Fred Williams of Ashland brother of the widow, attended the funeral services. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 31, 1952
CONLEY, Hazel (Conley)
1897-1952
SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR HAZEL CONLEY
Mrs. Hazel Conley, 55, Collista, Ky., wife of Lindsey "Dick" Conley, died suddenly at her home Friday (Dec. 26, 1952). Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born November 28, 1897 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Ida Conley and the late Albert Conley. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a former teacher in the Johnson County schools. Surviving besides her husband and mother is one brother, Raymond Conley, Mt. Sterling, O. Funeral services were held December 28, (1952) at the Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Willard Wilcox and Claude Preston officiating. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. *note: Deathdate was figured and entered in this obituary according to the publication date. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 31, 1952
DELONG, Harvey Burns
1892-1952
DAVISPORT MAN PASSES DEC. 7
Heart Ailment Fatal to Harvey B. DeLong
Harvey Burns DeLong, 60, Davisport, Ky., died at a local hospital December 7 following an illness of two years.  Death was attributed to a heart ailment. Born July 6, 1892 at Davisport, Ky., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton DeLong. He is survived by his wife, Mary Mollett DeLong, three sons, Edgar DeLong, Akron, Ohio, Earnest DeLong, Onid, N.Y. and Arkle DeLong, U.S. Army, Fort Knox, Ky., one step-son, Walter Boyd, Akron, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Martha Ward, Inez, Ky., Mrs. Zella Williamson, Onid, N.Y., Mrs. Estella Newsome, Davisport. Ky., Mrs. Avanell Mollett, Davisport, Ky. Other survivors include two step-daughters, Mrs. Irvin Swain, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Mose Conley, Hatfield, Ky.; one brother, James DeLong, Davisport, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Rod Mollett, Tomahawk, Ky. Funeral services were held at the home at Davisport, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Hershell Short officiating. Burial was made in the Davisport Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE  HERALD THURSDAY 12-11-1952
ESTEPP, Geneva (Burchett)
1924-1952
Services Held Saturday For Mrs. J. L. Estepp
Mrs. Geneva Estepp, 28, former resident of Elna, Ky., died Wednesday, December 10, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following an illness of two weeks.  Death was attributed to generalized peritonitis. Born May 21, 1924, at Elna, Ky., she was a daughter of Tolvie and Maggie McKenzie Burchett. She had been a resident of Fairborn, Ohio for five years. She was a laboratory technician. She was married November 5, 1941 to James Lowell Estepp, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Letta Sue Estepp, and one brother, Regell Burchett of Elna. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 13, 1952, at the Cuba School House with the Revs. Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby officiating.  Burial was made in the Patty Flat cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 18, 1952
ESTEPP, Jesse
1880-1952
Jesse Estepp, 72, life-long resident of Johnson County and a resident of Paintsville for a number of years, succumbed at his home Tuesday, following an illness of six months. Born September 6, 1880, he was the son of George and Lyda Stafford Estepp. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had spent most of his life as a cabinetmaker here. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Moore Estepp, two sons, George Estepp, city, Jesse Estepp, Jr., Kansas City, Mo., tow daughters, Mrs. C. D. Edens, Burkesville, Ky., and Mrs. C. H. Lendendeeker, Versailles, Ky. Other survivors include one half-sister, Mrs. Lucy Patton, Langley, Ky., and one half-brother, John R. Estepp, Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Thursday at the third Street Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. C. H. Hockensmith and Claude Preston officiating. Interment will be made in the family cemetery at Middlefork, Ky., under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. 12-31-1952
GOBLE, Hillard
1926-1952
Hillard C Goble Dies Tuesday Long Illness Fatal to Odds, Ky. Youth
Hillard C Goble, 26, Odds, Ky., died at a local hospital December 30,1952 following a long illness. Death was attributed to a heart condition. Born November 23, 1926, he was the son of John W. and Lydia Bowens Goble. Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, James Morgan, and Frank Gene Goble both of Van Lear, and Jesse Harold Goble of Boone Camp. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ with the Rev. Honeycutt officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-7-1953
HILL, Oba David
1898-1952
Long Illness Fatal To Relief Resident
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Relief, Ky., for Oba David Hill, 54, who died at his home at Relief December 12 following an illness of two years. Death was attributed to cancer of the liver. Born January 14, 1898, he was the son of John W. and Sarah Hamilton Hill. He was a farmer by occupation. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Fyffe Hill, two sons, Jesse Cranston Hill and David Lee Hill, both of Relief, two daaughters, Nancy Adele Hill, Relief, aand Dainty Hill Preston, Long Beach, N. Y., and a foster daughter, Christine Fannin, Relief. Other survivors include three brothers, Estil Hill, West Liberty, Lloyd Hill, Relief, and Roy Hill, Blaine, Ky., two half sisters, Mrs Sarah Williams, Portsmouth, Ohio, Clara Stapelton, Flat Gap, and one half brother, Charley Hill, Relief. Interment was made in the Coldiron Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald December 18, 1952
JACKSON, Mary (Salyer)
1876-1952
Illness Is Fatal To County Woman
Mrs. Mary Jackson, 76,  Oil Springs Resident, Buried Thursday Mary Jackson, 76, died December 31, 1952 at her home following an illness of a few days. Born September 17, 1876, she was the daughter of W. E. and Dattie Buckheart Salyer.  She was a resident of Old Springs at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Jackson 22, years ago. Surviving are one son, Dala Jackson, Ashland, Ky., Two daughters, Dellie Jackson, Oil Springs, Ky., and Eva Pelphrey, Barnetts Creek, Ky., Other survivors include five brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Thursday at the home with the Revs. Millard O’Bryan and Ferman Blair officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-7-1953
JETT, Stephen Hansford (Tige)
1952
HEART ATTACK FATAL TO FORMER RESIDENT
Stephen Hansford (Tige) Jett, brother of John Jett of this city, died at 8:30 a. m. December 20 at the Clark County Hospital in Winchester, following a brief illness.  He suffered a heart attack the previous day at his home on Potomac Avenue, Winchester. Born in Clark County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jett.  He came to Paintsville  in 1922 and was affiliated with the National Supply Company. The following year, he was married to Miss Virginia Howes, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Howes, of this city. Mr. Jett had been a resident of Winchester since 1928. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; Daniel Boone Post No. 19, American Legion, of which he was a past commander; and the Shriners.  He was a vetern of World War I. He was employed by the Codell Construction Company from 1946 to 1951.  For the past year, he had been engaged in the merchantile business. Survivors include his wife, his brother, John Jett, Paintsville and four sisters, Mrs. W. A. Moore, Duncan, S. C., Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Winchester, Mrs. Edwin Dowe, Hialeah, Fla., and Mrs. Albert Poof, Tampa, Fla. Funeral services were conducted December 22 at the grave in the Winchester cemetary by the Rev. Earl T. Curry, pastor of the First Methodist Church of that city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY DECEMBER 31 1952
MEADE, Minta (Lemaster)
1875-1952
Services at Collista For Mrs. Minta Meade
Mrs. Minta Lemaster Meade, 77, died Sunday morning at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland following an illness of five weeks.  A resident of Catlettsburg, she was formerly from Johnson County. Born March 15, 1875 in Johnson County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lemaster. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Taylor and Robert Meade, both of Columbus, Ohio, James K. Meade, Dayton Ohio; seven daughters, Mrs. Walter Hamilton, Jenkins, Ky., Mrs. Floyd Williams, Mrs. Walter Rice, Mrs. Baxter Rivers, all of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Mrs. George Conley, Mrs. Magie Wheeler, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Clifford Rice, Catlettsburg. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a. m. Tuesday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Collista, Ky., with the Revs. Fred Rowland, Willard Wilcox,m and Charlie LeMaster officiating.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Collista under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 11, 1952
MEEK, Acie Henry
1900-1952
ACIE HENRY MEEK, 52, of 608 Wheatley Road died at 8:25 a. m., Sunday, December 28, in the 'King's Daughters' Hospital. He had been admitted to the hospital last Friday. He was formerly of paintsville. A resident of Ashland since 1925, Mr. Meek had been employed as an accountant for the Armco Steel Corporation for the past 18 years. Mr. Meek was born September 28, 1900, at Houston, Texas, a son of James Meek and the late Effie Cain Meek. He was a member of the Westwood Christian Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Fay Conn Meek, at home; two sons, Roger and John Phillip Meek, both at home; the father James Meek of Huntington, W. Va., two brothers, Paul Meek, of Ashland and Carl Meek of Anchorage, Alaska; three sisters, Mrs. C. H. Richman of Huntington, Mrs. Ben Mullett of Weeksbury, KY., and Mrs. F. E. Sanders of Ashland. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-31-1952
MELVIN, Raymond
1903-1952
Services Held Tuesday For Raymond Melvin At Hindman, Ky.
Raymond Melvin, 49, former resident of Paintsville, died suddenly a his home at Hindman, Ky., Sunday morning. Born at Staffordsville, Ky., December 12, 1903, he was the son of George and Reginia McDowell Melvin. A resident of Hindman for 11 years, he operated a drug store and was also engaged in the oil and water well drilling business in Knott county.  He was a former member of the Paintsville City Police force and had worked for a number of years for the Big Sandy Drug Company before moving to Hindman. He is survived by his wife, Edith Mayo Melvin; one sister, Mrs. Beulah Roberts, Paintsville; one brother Clyde Melvin, Mansfield, Missouri:  two half-brothers, Charlie Melvin, Mansfield, Missouri, and Everett Hitchcock, Shinston, W. Va., two half-sisters, Mrs. Lydia McKenzie and Mrs. Grace Stafford, both of Paintsville and a step-daughter. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday at the Hindman Methodist Church. Interment was made in the family cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 18, 1952
RATLIFF, Silas
1875-1952
SILAS RATLIFF Well-Known Man Dies After Long Illness
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, for Silas (Cap) Ratliff, 76, who died at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, December 26, 1952 at his home here after an illness of five years. A son of the late James and Rebecca Blanton Ratliff, he was born June 10, 1875, in Johnson County, where he had resided all his life.  A retired teamster, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife on August 31, 1939. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Malta Whited, and a son, Addie Ratliff, both of this city. Also surviving are two half-brothers, John Elliott Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, and Paris Ratliff, Rushtown, Ohio. Services were held in the Paintsville Freewill Baptist Church by Revs. Claude Preston and C. W. Krebs. Burial was in the Huff Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday  January 3, 1953
REED, Alice (Helton)
1882-1952
ALICE REED OIL SPRINGS RESIDENT BURIED DECEMBER 16
Mrs. Alice Reed, 76, Oil Springs, died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon following an illness of several weeks. Born April 23 1882 she was the daughter of Jake and Lucinda Reed Helton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Reed, in 1923. Survivors include one son, Robert Reed, Oil Springs, four daughters, Mrs. Lavada Pelphrey, and Mrs Dixie Spradlin, both of Denver, and __________ Baldwin, and Miss Margarette Reed, both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were held at Oil Springs at 11.00 a.m. Tuesday with the Revs. Lonza Reed, Foster Rigsby and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday Dec.18 1952
WHEELER, Grace (Green)
1894-1952
SERVICES FRIDAY FOR BLAINE WOMAN MRS. GRACE G. WHEELER SUCCUMBS WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Grace Green Wheeler, 58, died at her home Wednesday following an illness of several weeks. Born May 11, 1894, she was the daughter of Garfield and Ellen LeMaster Green.  She was a resident of Blaine at the time of her death. Surviving are one son, Nathan Wheeler, Blaine, Ky., one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Curtis, Jackson, Ohio, one brother, Hobart Green of Blaine, Ky., and one sister, Amanda Green, Blaine, Ky. Funeral services will be held at the Old Hood United Baptist Church Friday at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Interment will be made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 12-4-1952
WHITT, Eskel
1904-1952
Services Held Tuesday For Former Railroader
Eskel Whitt, 48, Thelma, Ky., was killed instantly Saturday when struck by a car driven by Howard Riffe, Jr., 21, Van Lear. The accident occured on Route 40 near Davis Branch. Death was attributed to a skull fracture. According to the testomony by witnesses given at a coroner's inquest held here Monday, Riffe, accompanied by Willard Arthur Bowling owner of the car which Riffe was driving, going east on Route 40 at a speed approximately 40 to 50 miles an hour. Whitt, who had emerged from a car was crossing diagonally from the left of the road to Gambill's Electric Shop on the right when he was struck. Born in Lawrence County, Ky., May 5, 1904, Whitt was the son of William T. and Mary Chaffin Whitt. He had been a resident of Thelma for 20 years, and had been an employee of the C. O. railroad for 10 years. Surviving are his wife, Rosa Steele Whitt, one son, William A. Whitt, Louisa, two step-sons, Charlie Steele, South Dakota, and Edgar Steele, of the U. S. Army. Other survivors include the following sister and brothers: Mrs. Minnie Wellman, Catlettsburg, John Whitt, Water Gap, Ky., James Whitt, Pike County, Ky., and Sherman Whitt, Jackson, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home with the Rev. Charlie Bailey officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Offutt under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald December 31, 1952
WILLIAMS, Manerva (Van Hoose)
1873-1952
Mrs. Manerva Williams Dies Tuesday at Volga
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day for Mrs. Manerva Williams,79, who died at the home of her son, Norman Williams, Volga, December 23, following an illness of several months. The daughter of John and Elizabeth Baldwin Van Hoose, she was born in Johnson County November 9, 1873. She was preceded in death 15 years ago by her husband, E. T. Williams. Survivors include five sons, Norman Williams, Volga, Jesse Williams, Oil Springs, Brenford Williams, Ashland, Willie Williams, Derby, Ohio and Morton Williams, Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Rowland, Fuget, Ky., Mrs. Josie Patrick, Dayton, Ohio and Miss Irene Williams, Volga. Other survivors include the following sisters and brothers: Della Van Hoose, Eulah Parsons, both of Ironton, Ohio, Oscar Van Hoose, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Charlie Van Hoose, Hitchins, Kentucky. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Thursday December 31, 1952
YOUNG, Rachel Emily (Lemaster)
1873-1952
Mrs. Rachel Emily LeMaster Young, 79, mother of Mrs. E. H. McKenzie of Flat Gap, died at her home at Louisa Sunday, December 1952 after an illness of one year. Mrs. Young was born October 28, 1873, at Flat Gap, a daughter of the late Eli and Mary Salyers LeMaster.  Her husband William W. Young died in 1938. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Fred Burke of Louisville, Mrs. W. I. Carter of Catlettsburg, Mrs. C. L. Carter of Ashland, Mrs. Ealy LeMatser of Pikeville, Mrs. McKenzie and Mrs. Dock Adkins of Louisa; three sons, James Lonnie Young of Louisa, J. Henry Young of Lexington, and W. E. Young of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Salyers of Flat Gap, and Mrs. Brown Jones of Wheelwright; one brother, Willie LeMaster of Hopkinsville; 29 grandchildren and 27 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted December 3 at the First Methodist Church by the Rev. E. K. Myers and the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was made in Pine Hill cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 12-4-1952

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