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JANUARY - 1957

ADKINS, Laura Bell
1873-1957
Aged Resident Passes Tuesday
Mrs. Laura Bell Adkins, 83, died Tuesday, January 15, 1957, at the home of her son, Jerm McKenzie, at Auxier.  Mrs. Adkins, resident of Ulysses for 15 years had been ill for two months. She was born in Johnson County on July 8, 1873.  Mrs. Adkins was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Jerm McKenzie of Auxier, one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Kirk of Kermit W. Va., and one nephew, Bert Chandler of Ulysses Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Belle’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev S. C. Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was made in the family cemetery, at Charley under the directions of the Jones and Preston Funeral home Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1957
   
BLAIR, Samuel

1886-1957
Samuel Blair, 70, Passes Sunday Services Held Today For County Resident
Samuel Blair, 70, died Sunday at his home in Staffordsville following an illness of one year. Born July 11, 1886, he was the son of Harlan and Lydia Blair.  Mr. Blair was a member of  the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Estep Blair; eight sons, Marvin Blair, Chalmer Blair, Major Blair and Escom Blair, all of Staffordsville, Melvin Blair, Lowmansville, Frank Blair, Sitka, Richard Blair, Newport News Va. and Ronald Blair, Dayton Ohio:  one daughter Mrs. Freddie Wheeler, Staffordsville.  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dona McKenzie and Thursa Blair, both of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Woodrow Frisby officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 16, 1957
   
BORDERS, Michell Sr.

1906-1957
Services Held Monday for Mitchell Borders
Mitchell Borders, Sr., 50, died Friday at his home in Ashland following an illness of five days. Born January 29, 1906, in Johnson County, he was the son of Lewis Borders and the late Nancy Jane Collins Borders. Mr. Borders spent most of his life in Ashland. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Surviving are his wife; his father, Lewis Borders of Summitt; three daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Million of New York City, Mrs. Betty J. Shockley of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Lillie Walker of Chicago; two sons, Mitchell, Jr. and Douglas Borders, both at home; and three brothers, Earl, James and Virgil Borders, all of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the United Baptist Church in Ashland and burial was made in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-16-1957
   
BUTCHER, Tom

1886-1957
Tom Butcher, 70, Retired Miner, Passes Friday
Tom Butcher, 70, retired miner of Williamsport, died in a local hospital at 4:40 p.m., Friday, January 18, following a stroke. A lifelong resident of that section, he was born March 10, 1886, the son of the late Mark and Jemimah Meek Butcher. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for twenty years and was also a member of UMWA. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Starlie Meek Butcher, and nine children; six sons, Andrew, Delbarton, W. Va., Charlie, Williamsport, Raymond and Drexel, both of Salyersville, Haskel, Sioux Falls, S. D., Kenneth Columbus, Ohio, Frank Marion, Meally; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Preston, Williamsport, Mrs. Ralph Helton, Beattyville, W. Va., Mrs. Daphine Daniel, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are four brothers, Garfield, Jim, Lee and Son, all of White House; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Grindstone, Bluefield, W. Va.; thirty-six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., January 22, at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Leonard Walters, Elzie Banks, and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Tom Butcher Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1957
   
CANTRELL, John Henry

1865-1957
JOHN W. CANTRELL DIES WEDNESDAY SERVICES FRIDAY FOR VAN LEAR MAN
John Henry Cantrell, 92, died Wednesday, in a local hospital following an illness of nine days. Born May 23, 1865, at Ophir, he was the son of the late Ace and Randy Bowling Cantrell.  He had been a resident of Van Lear for 45 years and was a farmer and merchant.  Mr. Cantrell was a member of the United Baptist Church.  He was married to Gracie Patrick on September 23, 1916, at Meally. Surviving are his wife, six sons, Acy Cantrell, of Welch. WV., Joe Cantrell of Meally, Minix Cantrell of Dingus, Amos Cantrell, Saint Cantrell and Bruce Cantrell all of Wabash, IN., and two daughters, Oma Reed, of Wabash, IN, and Recie Walters of Van Lear.  Other survivers are four  brothers, Sanford Cantrell, Ophir, Nix Cantell, Relief, Mance Cantrell, Relief and Arvin Cantrell, Ophir, and four sisters, Mrs. Sylvania Runyon, Relief, Mrs. Recie Smith, Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Margaret Hill, Chillicothe, Ohio and Mrs. Marvilla Rice, Dingus. Funeral services were conducted Friday, at Lebanon United Baptist with the Revs. A.C. Bradley, and B.W. Beculheimer. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Ophir under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-30-1957
   
CHANDLER, William H.

1874-1957
Former Resident Of Georges Creek Dies Wednesday Services Saturday For William H. Chandler
William H. Chandler, 82, retired railway employee, died in a local hospital Wednesday, January 2, following a month's illness. He was the father of Mrs. Emma Pinkerton of this city. The son of the late Pete and Sina Brown Chandler, he was born April 14, 1874. in Lawrence County. He had made his home at Georges Creek for the past twenty years, but had resided at Wheelwright for the last nine months. His wife, Della Howe Chandler, preceded him in death June 30, 1933. Surviving besides his daughter, Mrs. Pinkerton, are six other children; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Hawley, Fleming, Mrs. Madge Carr, Clifton Forge, Va., Mrs. Mary Ruth O'Neil, Bethlehem, Pa., three sons, James Chandler, Melvin Ky., Ray Chandler, Wheelwright, Richard Chandler, Van Lear. A brother, Dave Chandler, Lowmansville, twenty-six grandchildren and eight great- granschildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 5, at 1:00 p.m., at the home of his nephew, Erwin Lyon, by Elder F. F. Rigsby. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home.
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Mr. W. H. Chandler, age 82 years of Wheelwright, Ky., passes away January 2, 1957, in the Paintsville Hospital. Prior to moving to Wheelwright he had lived in Stockdale, Ohio. Born April 14, 1874, in Lawrence County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Peter and Sina Brown Chandler. After funeral services were held at the home of this nephew, Ervin Lyons, Preston Street, he was buried in the family cemetery January 5 at Lowmansville, Ky. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Goldie Hawley, Fleming, Ky., Mrs. J. W. Pinkerton, city, Mrs. G. L. Carr, Clifton Forge, Va., Mrs. J. C. O'Neil, Bethlehem, Pa., Mr. James Chandler, Melvin, Ky., Ray Chandler, Wheelwright, Ky., and Mr. Richard Chandler, Van Lear, Ky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Della Howe Chandler, June 20, 1933. He has two daughters deceased. Twenty-six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous neices, nephews, and cousins survive. Also surviving is a brother, Dave K. Chandler, Lowmansville. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. F. F. Rigsby of this city. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 01-9-1957
   
CONLEY, Smith

1888-1957
Smith Conley, 68, Passes Tuesday Rites To Be Thursday For Lifelong Resident
Smith Conley, 68, Died At 5:30 Tuesday Morning At His Home In Blackberry Following An Illness Of Four Months. His Death Was Attributed To Cancer. Born September 6, 1888, At Jenny's Creek, He Was The Son Of John Elliott And Susan James Conley. A Lifelong Resident Of This City, He Was A Member Of The Freewill Baptist Church. He Was A Coal Miner By Occupation. He Was Married April 21, 1915, To Gracie Preston Conley, Who Survives. Other Survivors Are Seven Sons, Hershel Conley, Bart Conley, William C. Conley, James O. Conley And Roy E. Conley, All Of This City, And John C. Conley And Curtis R. Conley , Both Of Colunbus, Ohio, Two Daughters, Mrs. Raymond Kent, Gallipolis, Ohio, And Mrs. Orville Arms, Chesapeake, Ohio, Two Brothers Claude Conley, Minford, Ind,. And Alfred Conley, Van Lear, And Two Sisters, Mrs. Laura Lundy, Lucasville, Ohio, And Mrs. Mae Sherman, Van Lear. Services Will Be Conducted At 10 A.M. Thursday From The Third Street Freewill Baptist Church With Claude Preston As Officiating Minister. Burial Will Be Made At Van Lear Under The Direction Of The Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 02-3-1957
   
CORDLE, Thursday B. (Ramey)

1884-1957
COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES SATURDAY
Last Rites Monday For Mrs. R. C. Cordle
Mrs. Thursday B. Cordle, 72, a lifelong resident of Chandlersville, died at her home at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 1957. Born November 14, 1884, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Pack Ramey. Survivors are her husband, R. C. Cordle, two brothers, John Ramey of Dayton, Ohio, and Charles Ramey of Ohio, and four sisters, Mrs. Cora Daniels of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. Zelda Williams of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. LaRue Johnson of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Dola Ward of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a. m. Monday, January 21, 1957 at the Chandlersville school with Willia Daniels and Edward Salyers officiating.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Chandlersville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 23, 1957
   
DORTON, A.G.T.

1888-1957
A.G.T. Dorton Passes Monday Services Thursday For Former Resident
A.G.T.  Dorton, 68, died at his home in Lexington on Monday, January 21, following an illness of three months. Born August 27, 1888, at Red Bush, he was the son of the late William H. and Sarah Fletcher Dorton. A former resident of this city, he was retired counselor for the Veterans Administration. Mr. Dorton was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Anna Auxier Dorton, one son, Dr Howard E. Dorton, of Lexington, one daughter, Mrs. Lynn Stiles, of Chicago, and five granddaughters. Other survivors are five brothers, D.H. Dorton and H. T. Dorton of this city. Dr. John A. Dorton of Louisville, Oka Dorton of Higginsport, Ohio and three sisters, Mrs. Ira Lester of Skaggs, Ky., Mrs. Marvin Hill of Blain and Mrs. James G. Coldiron of Lynchburg, Ohio. Services were conducted Thursday at the Park Methodist Church with Dr. W. H. Poore and Dr. W. P. Fryman officiating. Burial was made in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-30-1957
   
HESS, Elizabeth (Bradley)

1957
Elizabeth B. Hess Victim Of Long Illness
Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley Hess, 54, former resident of Van Lear, died January 10 at her home in California, Pa., after an illness of several years. She was the wife of William E. Hess, manager of mines for the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. of Pittsburgh, a former engineer of the Consolidation Coal Company at Van Lear. Mrs. Hess was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bradley who resided at Van Lear for many years.  She was a former teacher in the Van Lear schools and also served as postmaster prior to her marriage. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Van Lear.  Mrs. Hess was a cousin of Miss Peggy Beers of this city. Survivors include the husband; one son, William E. Hess, Jr., U.S. Navy; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Rhodes of California, Pa.; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bradley, Sr., of Kenova, one sister, Mrs. J. A. McKay of California, Pa., two brothers, E. R. Bradley, Prestonsburg, Ky., and W. T. Bradley, Jr. of Kenova, and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Rollins Funeral Home at Kenova. Burial was made in Ridgelawn Cemetery there. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 16, 1957
   
JOHNSON, Belva (Mahan)

1895-1957
FORMER RESIDENT SUCCUMBS TUES.
Rites To Be Thursday For Mrs. Johnson, 62
Mrs. Belva Mahan Johnson, 62, of Jenkins, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in a local hospital following a short illness.  She was a cousin of Mrs. Ralph B. Preston and Mrs. Fannie Blankenship of this city. Born October 16, 1895, at Oil Springs, she was the daughter of William and Georgeann Mahan. She had been a resident of Jenkins for 25 years.  Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, G. C. Johnson; five sons, John Johnson, Louisville; William Johnson, Jenkins; Russell Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio; Walter Johnson, Fort Knox and James Johnson, Jenkins; and three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Clark, Jenkins; Mrs. Anna Mae Mullins, Jenkins and Mrs. Sarah Gaines, Louisville.  She is also survived by two brothers, Hobart Mahan, Jenkins, and Charles Mahan, and three sisters, Lucille Mahan, Shelby, Ky., Marie Ramsey, Shelby, Ky., and Mrs. Lee French, Shelby, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oil Springs Methodist Church with the Rev. W.F. Pettus officiating.  Burial will be made in the Litteral Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 9, 1957
   
 LESLIE, Speed Alan

1957
Speed Leslie Dies At Burkeville, Va.
Relatives at West Van Lear have just received word that Speed Alan Leslie passed away very suddenly at his home at Burkeville, Va., early in January, 1957 He had been ill for a number of years, due to a heart condition.  He will be remembered as son of Robert A. and Mollie Womac Leslie, who for may years resided in Johnson  County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Carter Leslie, two son, and two daughters, and five sisters. His personality won for him many friends, who will be grieved to learn of his passing. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 16,1957
   
MARTIN, Lucy (Hartley)

1897-1957
Rites Wednesday For Lucy Martin Chandlerville Woman Dies In Local Hospital
Mrs. Lucy Martin, 59, died Sunday in a local hospital following an illness of four months. Born April 1, 1897, at Buffalo, WV, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Grace Phillips Hartley. The Martins, who had lived in Marion, Ohio, for several years, recently moved to Chandlerville. Mrs. Martin was member of the Central Christian Church in Marion, OH. Surviving are her husband, E.D. Martin; two sons, Dallas H. Martin, Chandlerville and Edward C. Martin, Marion, OH; three brothers, Earl Hartley, Betsy Layne, Clyde Hartley, Charleston, WV and Fletcher Hartley, Charleston, WV; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Henson, Dunbar, WV; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Surviving half brothers and half sisters are Van Hartley, St. Albans, WV, John Hartley of TX, Sam Hartley, Hurricane, WV, Carol Harley, Eleanor, WV, Mrs. Shirley Sullivan, Dunbar, WV , and Mrs. Barbara Sheet, Nitro, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiating. Services were conducted today at the Mohr Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, WV, and burial was made at the Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN 16, 1957
   
MCFADDIN, Worth "Tommy"

1902-1957
WORTH MCFADDIN DIES OF BURNS IN GAS EXPLOSION
Attempts To Light Gas Heater In Home Friday Morning
Worth “Tommy” McFaddin, 54, died in a local hospital of third degree burns Friday after he was blown through his home on Cherry Street as he attempted to light a gas heater in the bathroom. The explosion happened about 5:10 Friday morning. The five-room frame building, belonging to Stella Daniel, was consumed by flames as firemen were hindered in reaching the fire by cars that crowded the narrow street.  Mr. McFaddin was the only casualty of last week’s flood here, and his death came as a shock to the people of this locality. He had been a salesman of the Williams Grocery Company for several years and had once served as a member of the City Council.  He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge 288, and Woodmen of the World. Born June 15, 1902, he was a son of the late George and Alice McCloud McFaddin.  He was married on March 22, 1922 to Miss Alma Murphy, who survives him. Also surviving is one daughter, Stella Sue McFaddin, at home, also one sister, Mrs. Harrison Daniel, and two brothers, Isaac and Laud McFaddin, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 pm, Monday, February 4, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating members were Rev. Claude Preston; Rev. Millard VanHoose; Rev. John Canaler and Rev. H. C. Bradley. Burial was made in the Turner Branch Cemetery under the direction of the Jones & Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-4-1957
   
MEEK, Vina (Penix)

1879-1957
SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR COUNTY RESIDENT
Mrs. Vina Meek, 77, of West Van Lear died January 1, 1957 in an Ashland hospital following an illness of one week. Born January 25, 1879, at Williamsport, she was the daughter of Allen and Mary Stapleton Penix. She had been a resident of West Van Lear for seven years. Mrs. Meek had been a member of the Old Friendship church for 61 years. On June 2, 1901, at Boons Camp she was married to Winfrey Meek, who survives. Other survivors are three sons, Elbert Meek, River; Bill Meek, Murphy, California and Arby Meek, West Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Brown and Mrs. Victor Rodman, Ashland; twenty-three grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 4, 1957 at the Old Friendship Church at Williamsport with the Revs. Cully Sparks, Willie Murphy and Leonard Walters officiating. Her grandsons were pallbearers. Burial was made in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 9, 1957
   
MILLS, Millard

1882-1957
Millard Mills, 74, died at his home at Tomahawk Friday, January 4, 1957 following an illness of six months. Born April 17, 1882, at Tomahawk, he was the son of Henry and Malissa Ward Mills.  A lifelong resident of Tomahawk, he was a retired pumper Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company. His wife, Nannie C. Mills preceded him in death November 1944. He is survived by a son, Virgil Mills, Tomahawk, two daughters, Mrs. Vina Davis, Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Mrs. Verla Bennett, Akron, Ohio and a sister, Mrs. Rich Penix, Davisport, and two brothers, Epp and Bascom Mills, Davisport. Final rites were held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, January 6, 1957 at the home with the Revs. Eb Mills and Sunny Branham officiating. Burial was made at the Mills cemetery at Tomahawk under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 9, 1957
   
NEWBERRY, Van B.

1957
BURIED SATURDAY
Van B. Newberry, 72, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 1957 at the home of his son, J. D. Newberry, at Auxier.  He had been ill for the past three years. Mr.  Newberry, a native of Georgia, had been a resident of Auxier for the past 30 years, and was a retired miner.  He was a son of the late James and Millie Jones Newberry. Surviving are five sons, J, D. Newberry, Auxier, Clarence and V. B. Newberry, Jr., both of Cleveland, Ohio; Grady Newberry, Detroit, Mich. and Harold E. Newberry, U.S. Army, Germany, also two brothers, John and Walter Newberry, both of Georgia. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 1957 at the Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier, with Rev. Wm. Horn and Rev. Paris Music officiating. Music was by the Auxier Singers. Burial was made in the Auxier Cemetery under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 6, 1957
   
PELPHREY, Merzie (VanHoose)

1902-1957
Services Monday, For Volga Woman
Mrs. Merzie VanHoose Pelphrey, 54, died suddenly at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at her home in Volga. Born in Johnson County September 19, 1902, she was the daughter of Jesse and Hester Auxiur VanHoose. Surviving are her husband, Frank Pelphrey, five sons, Earl Pelphrey, of Volga, Pierce Pelphrey of Dayton, Ohio, Oscar L. Pelphrey of Fairborn, Ohio, William Pelphrey of Dayton, Ohio, and Bennie Pelphrey of Springfield, Ohio, and three daughters, Olga Maholer of Dayton Ohio, Christine Wright of Volga and Maxine Blair of Oil Springs,   Three brothers, Dewey Van Hoose of Volga, George Van Hoose of Staffordsville and Bert Van Hoose of Charleston, W. Va., also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the home with Bruce Daniel and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 30, 1957
PHILLIPS, Cora (McKenzie)
1957
Cora Phillips, Fuget Resident, Dies Tuesday Mrs. Cora Phillips, 84, well known county woman, died in a local hospital at 12:45 a.m., January 1, after a month’s illness. She was born at Fuget, the daughter of the late T. F. and Malissa Salyer McKenzie.  She had been a lifelong resident of that community and was held in high esteem and affectionate regard by her neighbors and by her many friends throughout the surrounding area.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Dave Phillips, preceded her in death in 1932. Surviving are seven children, three daughters; Maxie Phillips and Lexie Estepp, both of Fuget and Tava Webb, Oil Springs; four sons, Tolba, Flat Gap, Olvie, Lucasville, Ohio, Onda and Ollie, both of Pickerington, Ohio.  In addition to the children, a brother, Dock McKenzie, West Van Lear, twenty-nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive. Services will be conducted at the Bethel United Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m., Thursday with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald 1-2-1957
PORTER, Minnie Murlin
1948-1957
Minnie Porter Dies Thursday
Minnie Murlin Porter, 8, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in a local hospital following an illness of four years. Born in Pike County on December 1, 1948, she was the daughter of Theodore and Thelma Honeycutt Porter of Daniels Creek. Other survivors are one brother, Theodore, Jr., at home and two sisters, Nancy and Cora Porter, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of an uncle, Noah Porter, Auxier, Ky., Rev. James Sturgill was the officiating minister. Burial was made in the Government cemetery at Auxier under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 01-9-1957
REED, Rose Mary
ROSE MARY REED DIES SUDDENLY JANUARY 29
Rose Mary Reed, nineteen months old, died suddenly Tuesday, January 29, in a local hospital. Born June 14, 1955, she was the daughter of Sammie and Nellie Porter Reed of East Point. She is survived by one brother, Sammie Reed, Jr., of East Point. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home of the grandparents with Jeffie Perry as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at East Point under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB 2 1957
RICE, William E.
1873-1957
WILLIAM E. RICE OF COLLISTA DIES TUESDAY
William E. "Dick" Rice, 83, retired farmer of Collista, died at 4:15 p.m., January 22, in a local hospital following an illness of several months. The son of the late John and Miriam Fitch Rice, he was born in Johnson County, June 7, 1873. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Attie Webb Rice, preceded him in death four years ago. Six children survive;  two sons, Russell, Collista, and Walter, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; four daughters, Minnie Fitzpatrick, Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Brookie Sublett, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Grant Johnson, Collista, and Mrs. Irvin Blair, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were conducted from the Collista Freewill Baptist Church at 1:00 Thursday, January 24, by Claude Preston. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Collista under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30, 1957
SOWARDS, Bureta (Horn)
1914-1957
Ohio Resident Dies Wednesday Rites Held Saturday For Bureta Sowards
Mrs. Bureta Sowards, 42, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Dayton, Ohio. Born in Magoffin County on December 27, 1914, she was the daughter of Tom and Martha Bailey Horn.  She had been a resident of Dayton for 14 years.  Mrs. Sowards was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, German “Buster” Sowards, one son, Keith Sowards of Dayton, Ohio, one daughter, Mrs. John Middleton of East Lansing, Michigan, two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Bess May of Royalton, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Claude Preston was the officiating minister and music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was made in the Wells cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1957
SPARKS, Proctor
1957
Dr. PROCTOR SPARKS DIES SUDDENLY
Dr. Proctor Sparks, widely known physician, and a native of Martha, Lawrence County, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla.  He was 67. Dr. Sparks, who has resided in  Ashland for several years, retired four years ago, but had been serving as a ship doctor on a number of cruises of Delta Line boats in the Florida area. He was found dead in the shower at his home by Miss Joy Sparks, a daughter, who made her home with him. Dr. Sparks was graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School and practiced for a short time in Louisa before moving to Ashland. He was past president of the Boyd County Medical Society and former chariman of the Salvation Army board there. He was married to the former Miss Mary Gambill who died in 1951. Another daughter, Mrs. Irene Graney, Middletown, Ohio also survives him. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday 1-23-1957
VANHOOSE, Allie (Webb)
1873-1957
Allie Van Hoose, 83, Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Allie Van Hoose, 83, wife of F. S. Van Hoose, prominent businessman of this city, died at her home on Euclid Avenue at 5:30 p.m., Friday, January 4, after an illness of one year. A member of one of the county's well-known pioneer families, she was born May 21, 1873, the daughter of the late Apperson and Helen Preston Webb. She had been a lifelong resident of this city and was a beloved and respected member of the First Methodist Church of this city. Funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 5, by the pastor, Rev. W. F. Pettus. Active pallbearers were Rex Helton, Clyde Blevins, Roger Stewart, Russell L. Kirk, George Branham, K. B. Williams, Maurice Minis, Jr., and Clarence Rice. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-9-1957
WELLS, Emma (McCloud)
1887-1957
Rites Held Thursday For Former Resident
Mrs. Emma McCloud Wells, 70, died at her home on Route 2, Ashland at 5:45 p.m., Monday, January 14, after an extended illness. She was a sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Conley of this city. Born January 30, 1887, in Johnson Counry, she was a daughter of the late George and Angeline Coffee McCloud. She was a member of the Twenty-First Street Tabernacle in Ashland. Surviving are her husband, Mrs. Mary E. Ferguson of Ashland, five sons, Orville of Flatwoods, Lester of Fairview, Kenneth of Catlettsburg, and Theadore, Jr., and Harold, both of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Conley and Mrs. Bessie Rutherford of Prestonsburg, a half-brother, Luther McCloud of Jenkins, 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Twenty-First Street Tabernacle with the Rev. E. A. Curry officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1957
WHITT, B.F.
1884-1957
B. F. WHITT, 73, Dies January 30
B F. Whitt, 73, a Wheelersburg, Ohio real estate dealer, died January 30 at his home after suffering a heart attack. He was the father of Ellis Whitt of this city. Born January 24, 1884, in Magoffin County, he was the son of Callahan and Sarah Pace Whitt. He moved to Scioto county in 1928. He was formerly a member of the Wheelersburg board of education and also had served on the board at Green Township, where he lived 17 years before moving to Wheelersburg in 1945. Mr. Whitt was a member of the Wheelersburg United Baptist Church and Western Sun Lodge of Masons at Wheelersburg. He was married to the former Mary Jackson, who died Oct. 15, 1946.  He was later married to Mrs. Grace Holderby, who survives. Surviving are his wife, one son, three daughters, Mrs. Mamie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Dora Creech of Lewiston, Idaho and Mrs. Leona Whitt of Moses Lake, Wash., and a brother, Mathey Whitt of Ashland. Services were conducted February 3 and burial was made under the direction of the Harrison Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-13-1957
WILLIAMSON, Sally (Preston)
1871-1957
MARTIN COUNTY WOMAN PASSES TUESDAY, JAN. 15
SERVICES THURSDAY FOR MRS. SALLY WILLLIAMSON
Mrs. Sally Preston Williamson, 86, died at her home at Tomahawk at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, (1957), after an illness of six weeks. The daughter of the late W.W. and Vinie Ward Preston, she was born at Meally March 25, 1871. A member of the United Baptist Church, she had made her home at Tomahawk the past sixty-four years. She was married at Meally in 1892 to Sant Williamson, who survives. In addition to her husband she is survived by five children; one son, Herschel Williamson, Logan, W. Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Jennie Anderson and Mrs. Jackie Parthemore, both of Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Anna Faught, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Ella Fletcher, Inez, Ky.; twenty three grandchildren; forty-five great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the United Baptist Church at Tomahawk with Sammy Branham and Elb Mills as officiating ministers. Music was by the Brown Quartet and grandsons acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the Williamson Cemetery at Tomahawk, under the direction of the Richmond-Callahan Funeral Home of Inez. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 1-23-1957
YOUNG, Florence (Heffner)
1887-1957
COUNTY RESIDENT DIES JANUARY 1
SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. WILLIAM YOUNG
Mrs. Florence Young, 69, died Tuesday, January 1, (1957) at her home in Lowmansville following an illness of several months. Born in Illinois, Feb. 2, 1887, she was the daughter of Wesley and Lois Heffner.  SHe had been a resident of Lowmansville for ten years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, William Young, preceded her in death in 1947. She is survived by three sons; Mount Young, Tutor Key; Arnold Young, Thealka and Frank Young, Lowmansville. (She was also survived by)  three daughters; Beulah Bowens, Lowmansville; Inis Daniel, Huntington, W. Va.; and Gladys Lowe, Lowmansville; five brothers, Walter Heffner, Sidney Heffner, Russell Heffner, Elmo Heffner, and Lloyd Heffner, all of Chesapeake, Ohio; and two sisters, Nellie Blevins, Chesapeake, Ohio and Ella Daniel, Wayland. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle officiating,  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Thealka under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 1-9-1957



FEBRUARY - 1957

BLAIR, Crossford
1884-1957
CROSSFORD BLAIR, VOLGA RESIDENT, PASSES SUNDAY
Crossford Blair, 72, well-known farmer of Volga, died at his home at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, February 24, (1957). The son of Harrison and Lydia Hictchcock Blair, he was born in Johnson County, November 28, 1884. Survivors include his widow, Bessie Blanton Blair; one son, Grady Blair, Volga; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Gullett, Oil Springs; Mrs. Maude Burchett, Winchester; Mrs. Grace Estep, Fuget; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. the following brothers and sisters, Tom Blair, Mrs. Vera Van Hoose, Mrs. Tera Nelson, all of this city; Bruce Blair, Water Gap and Drice Blair, Volga. Funeral services were conducted today at 11:00 a.m., at Oil Springs at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gullett, with Lonza Reed, Oscar McCarty and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 2-27-1957
BOYD, Everett
1905-1957
Everett Boyd Passes Sunday Services Held Today for Local Salesman
Everett Boyd, 51, died Sunday at his home on Margaret Heights following a brief illness.  His death was attributed to a heart attack. Born September 1, 1905, at Thelma, he was the son of Albert and Sarah VanHoose Boyd. He had been a resident of this city for 15 years and was a salesman for Senak Company. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, I. O. O. F. and Rebekah Lodge. He was married June 20, 1928 to Ruby Ward Boyd, who survives. Other survivors are one son, Ben Albert Boyd, two brothers, Jess Boyd, Russell, Ky., and Elmer Boyd, Dayton, Ohio, seven sisters, Mrs. G. Mack Ward, city, Mrs. Lydia Sellards, city, Mrs. Frank J. Daniels, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Warnie Short, Mrs. Ralph Begley, Dayton, O., and Miss Loverda Boyd, Dayton, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley, C. C. Hall and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. burial was made in the Childers Cemetery at Thelma under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-20-1957
CASTLE, Reece (Robinson)
1890-1957
Van Lear Woman Dies Thursday Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. Reece Castle
Mrs. Reece Castle, 67, died Thursday Feb.21 1957 in a local hospital following an illness of three weeks. Born February 28, 1890, she was the daughter of the late Jack O. and Rhoda Branham Robinson. She had been a resident of Van Lear for 31 years. Mrs. Castle was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Milty Castle, preceded her in death on June 25, 1952. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Meadows, Van Lear; Mrs. Ruie Webb, Van Lear; and Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, Jenkins; three sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Castle, city; Mrs. Norma Sturgill,Thealka; and Mrs. Nora Castle, Thealka; and one brother, William Robinson, Auxier. Services were conducted Sunday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with Claude Preston and Edgar Hewlett as officiating ministers. Music was by the Towns Creek Singers. Burial was made to the family cemetery at Turner Branch under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known as the "CASTLE CEMETERY" PAINTSVILLE HERALD FEB.27 1957
CHANDLER, Stella (Pelphrey)
1876-1957
Dies Saturday Services Held Monday For Mrs. D. J. Chandler
Mrs. Stella Mae Chandler, 80, died at 4 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital following an illness of three weeks. Born at Flat Gap on April 8, 1876, she was the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Pelphrey. She had been a resident of Lowmansville for 31 years and had recently moved to this city. Mrs. Chandler was a member of the Methodist Church. She was married May 22, 1902, to D. J. Chandler, who survives. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Molly Cox of Buena Park, Calif. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Chestnut Grove Church at Lowmansville with the Rev. Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial was made in an Ashland cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 02-6-1957
CONLEY, Samantha (May)
1880-1957
Mrs. Samantha Conley Dies In Carey, Ohio
Mrs. Samantha Conley, 76, a native of Johnson County, died Tuesday, February 19, at her home in Carey, Ohio, following an illness of two weeks. Born June 13, 1880, she was the daughter of Thomas B. and Margaret Hall May. She moved to Carey from Johnson County 20 years ago. She was married July 17, 1896, to Harlan Conley, who preceded her in death on July 8, 1948. Surviving are ten children,  Mrs. James Caudill, Sycamore, Ohio; Mrs. Clyde May, Azura, Calif.; Bert Conley, Vanlue, O.; Henry Conley, Pierceton, Ind.; George Conley, Warsaw, Ind.; Mrs. Ernest Litton, Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Mrs. Sherman Conley, Mrs. Ben Rice, Mrs. Beulah Salyer and Gent Conley, Carey, Ohio; 74 grand children and 66 great-grandchildren. Four sons, Hubert Marvin, Elbert Kenneth, Dennie and Morton Grant Conley preceded her in death. Other survivors are one brother, Rubin May, Insko, Ky.; one half-brother, Henry May, Morehead, Ky.; and one half-sister, Mrs. Laney Messer, Morehead, Ky. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 21, from the Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Ransom Hackworth officiating. Burial was made in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Carey under the direction of the Bristol Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Sherman Conley, Ben Rice, James Caudill, Victor Conley, Billy Conley and Elmer Caudill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 6, 1957
COX, Mary Louise (Pelphrey)
1879-1957
MRS. ENOCH D. COX DIES IN CALIFORNIA
Last rites were held on Feb. 16, 1957 for Mrs. Mary Louise Cox, 77, of Buena Park, Calif, who died in a hospital in Norwalk, Calif, on Feb 13, 1957 after an illness of eight weeks. Mrs. Cox, the former Mary Pelphrey, was born on August 6, 1879 at Flat Gap.  She was married there on June 18 to Enoch D. Cox of this city. Mrs. Cox and her husband migrated to California 40 years ago and had lived in Buena Park since 1932. Survivors include the husband, and three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Wood, Sunset Beach, Pauline Phillips of Fillmore and Kay Fuller of Los Angeles; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 6, 1957
DANIELS, Nancy (Boothe)
1957
Passes Friday Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Nancy Daniel
Mrs. Nancy Daniels, 100, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday at her home in White House. A resident of White House for 75 years, she was the daughter of Elis and Anna Castle Boothe. Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, George Daniels, preceded her in death January 1, 1929. She is survived by one son, Wiley Daniels of White House, and four daughters, Mrs. Virgie Blevins of White House, Mrs. Tom Baldridge of White House, Mrs. Lena Boyd of Ashland and Mrs. Myrtle Butcher of Columbus, Ohio.  Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 37 great- grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blevins, with Fred Rowland as officiating minister. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 20, 1957
DANIELS, Scott
1872-1957
Scott Daniels, 84, died Monday, February 25 1957, at his home at Nippa following an illness of eight months. Born July 2 1872, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Jasper and Regina Castle Daniel. A lifelong resident of Nippa, he was a Freewill Baptist minister, and a farmer. His wife, Mary Ann Daniel, preceded him in death November 20 1952. Surviving are three sons, Vance Daniel of Nippa; and Epperson and Edgwick Daniel, both of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Becky Music of Nippa; and Mrs. Vertie Caudill of Stockdale, Ohio; and one brother, Jasper Daniel of Nippa. Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday from the Nancy Castle School with Scott Castle as officiating minister. Burial was made in the Sycamore Cemetery under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: This cemetery is also known as the "CLARK CASTLE CEMETERY"
DOLLARHIDE, Richard
1897-1957
Richard Dollarhide Succumbs Saturday
Richard Dollarhide, 59, died at his home in Van Lear at 2:45 a.m. Saturday following a long illness. Born at Van Lear July 13, 1897, he was the son of Albert and Tillie Butcher Dollarhide. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. A miner by occupation, he was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Dollarhide, three brothers, Charlie Dollarhide, Wabash, Ind., Russell Dollarhide, Van Lear and Johnnie Dollarhide, Wabash, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Sherman Beeler, Middlesboro, and Mrs. Mimi Campbell, Van Lear. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the home with the Rev. M. R. Thomason officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-20-1957
DOLLARHIDE, Telia (Butcher)
1874-1957
County Woman Dies Saturday Services Held Monday For Mrs.Dollarhide
Telia Dollarhide, 82 a lifelong resident of Van Lear, died at her home Saturday following an illness of one week. Born Born June 7, 1874, at Van Lear, she was the daughter of Semon and Clara Webb Butcher. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Albert Dollarhide, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, John and Charlie Dollarhide, Wabash, Ind.; and Russell Dollarhide, Van Lear; and two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Campbell, Van Lear; and Mrs. Clara Beeler, Middlesboro, Ky. Other survivors include three brothers, T. H. Butcher, Van,Lear; Willie Butcher, Van Lear; and Melvin Butcher, Van Lear; two sisters, Mrs. Judy Banks, city; and Mrs. Maggie Music, Florida, 13 grandchildren, and 12 great- grandchildren. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the home with Elzie Banks and Grover Fannin as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD FEB.25 1957
EVANS, Hulda (Stambaugh)
1877-1957
Rites Thursday For Hulda Evans
Hulda Stambaugh Evans, 79, died Tuesday, February 12, at her home at Meally following an illness of one week. Her death was attributed to pneumonia. Born October 16, 1877, at Meally, she was the daughter of Mount and Sarah Butcher Young. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She married March 14, 1947, to J. W. Evans, who sur- vives. Mrs, Evans is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Harry Hampton of Wittensville. Funeral services were con- ducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Church of Christ at Meally with J. H. Short as officiating minister. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Saturday 2-20-1957
FERGUSON, Gertrude
1926-1957
Former Resident Passes Feb. 23 In Cleveland, O.
Services at Mima For Gertrude Ferguson Mrs. Gertrude Ferguson, 30, died at 6:15 p.m., Saturday, February 23, in a Cleveland, Ohio, hospital following an illness of five years. The daughter of E. T. Smith and the late Lydia Williams Smith, she was born October 8, 1926, at Mima, Ky. She had lived in Cleveland for the past six years, where she was employed as a tapper in a box factory.  She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. She was married at Mima, Ky., April 5, 1946, to Curt Ferguson, who survives.  A son, Gary, also survives and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Mandy Roseberry, Oak Hill, Ohio, Mrs. Lucille Pelphrey, East Chicago, Ind., Mrs. Mattie Keaton, Index, Mrs. Shelby Smith, Ashland, Elijah Smith, Isomville, Jessie Smith, Mima. Funeral services were conducted from the Smiths Creek Regular Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, with Robbie Ferguson, Addie Ferguson, and W. V. Smith as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Mima under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-6-1957
HALL, Isom
1867-1957
Isom Hall, 89, Dies Saturday  Services Held Monday For Retired Farmer
Isom Hall, 89, a well-known resident of this city, died in a local hospital Saturday night. Born March 12, 1867, in Letcher County, he was the son of Preston and Elizabeth Franklin Hall. A retired farmer, he had been a resident of this city for 38 years.  Mr. Hall was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Adams Hall, two sons, K. L. Hall of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Bill Hall of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. Bradley George of Ashland, Mrs. J. C. Maggard of this city and Mrs. Herschell Fields of DeLand, Fla. Other survivors are one brother, Martin B. Hall of Coal Grove, Ohio, 21 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Zavadsky officiating. Burial was made in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 6, 1957
HARRIS, Loretta (Williams)
1957
Former Teacher Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Loretta Harris, 49, wife of Ronald Harris who is a prominent fruit grower of Winifred, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV, following an illness of several weeks. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Augusta Jayne Williams and the late Tom Williams. She had been a resident of Winifred most of her life and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Mrs. Harris was a teacher in the Johnson County School system for 24 years. Other survivors are two brothers, Deane Williams of Kerz, and Maurice Williams of Louisville and one sister, Mrs. Frank Wells of Flat Gap. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 1957
MANN, Lon
1885-1957
Lon Mann, 72, Dies Wednesday Services Saturday For Cancer Victim
Lon Mann, 72, a lifelong resident of Van Lear, died at his home Wednesday following an illness of five years.  He was a victim of cancer. Born August 16, 1885, at Van Lear, he was the son of Henry and Harvetta Goble Mann.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. By occupation, he was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Allie Music Goble, four sons, Bill Mann and Henry Mann, Van Lear, Everett Mann, Wabash, Ind., and Logan Mann, West Virginia, three daughters, Mrs. Bruce Cantrell, Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Winfrey Sesco, Eastern, Ky., and Mrs. Everett Blanton, Wabash, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Rachel Dye, Lowmansville, Mrs. Liza Blevins, Van Lear, and Mrs. Susie Wooten. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Upper Van Lear School with Grover Fannin and Elzie Banks as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald February 27, 1957
MCKENZIE, Dock W.
1883-1957
Dock McKenzie Passes Monday Services Held Today For Volga Resident
Dock W. McKenzie, 73, died Monday at his home at Volga following an  illness of five years.  His death was attributed to a stroke. Born at Staffordsville on September 7, 1883, he was the son of George  and Edie Lemaster McKenzie.  A resident of Volga for 28 years, he was  a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  He was married to Alka Lou  Fairchild on September 10, 1912, at Volga. Surviving are his wife, one son, Clifford McKenzie of Columbus, Ohio,  and one daughter, Mrs. Warner Colvin of Volga.  Other survivors are  three brothers, Dennis McKenzie, Staffordsville, Germ McKenzie, Jackson,  Ohio and Clifford McKenzie, Flint, Mich. and one sister (unreadable),  Flint, Mich. Rest is unreadable. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 6, 1957
MONTGOMERY, Elizabeth (Purkey)
1882-1957
Services Sunday for Mrs. Sam Montgomery
Funeral services were conducted from the Auxier Methodist Church at 1:10 p.m., Sunday, February 10, for Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery, 74,  who died Thursday morning, February 7, in a Prestonsburg Hospital after an illness of two weeks. The daughter of the late Franklin and Jane Webb Purkey, she was born in Martin County June 14, 1882 and had been a resident of Auxier for the past thirty-four years.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband Sam Montgomery preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1952. Survivors include five children; three sons, Elson and Jeff Montgomery, both of Auxier, Robert, Hellier, Robert, Long Beach, California; two daughters, Mrs. Manche Boothe, Auxier, and Mrs. Pearl Goble, Lancer.  Also surviving are two brothers, Jeff Purkey, Williamsport, Buddy Purkey, West Van Lear and one sister, Mrs. Annie Duty, Williamsport. Services were conducted by Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and burial was in the Auxier Cemetery at Auxier under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-13-1957
OLIVER, Amanda (Jenkins)
1957
FORMER RESIDENT DIES SATURDAY RITES HELD TODAY FOR AMANDA OLIVER
Mrs. Amanda Jenkins Oliver, 32, died in a Ypsilanti, Mich. Hospital Saturday following a brief illness. Her death was attributed to pneumonia. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Rosa Jenkins of Oil Springs and the late Ira Jenkins. An employee of Ford Motor Company, she had been a resident of Ypsilanti for twelve years. Surviving are her husband, Wymer Oliver, two sons, Michael and Gregory, both at home, and one daughter, Sandra, at home. Other survivors are five sisters: Della Sturgill of Deane, Ky.; Effie Sturgill of Baltimore, Md.; Mollie Gamer of Baltimore, Md.; Esta Mahan of Barnetts Creek; and Hester Davis of Oil Springs; and two brothers, Dale Lard Jenkins of Mechanicsburg, Ohio and Thursman Jenkins of ? Kingston, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted today at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonzo Reed, Pastor  ?Elam and Foster R. Riggsby as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 2-6-1957
PELPHREY, Alta L.
1957
Alta L. Pelphrey Passes Tuesday In Columbus, O.
Services Held Friday For Former Resident Mrs. Alta Lemaster Pelphrey, 64, former resident of this county, died February 26, 1957, Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late W. H. and Nora Williams Lemaster.  She was a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear, later transferring her membership to the Hickory Grove Church at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, where she was a devoted and faithful member until her death. She was married March 9, 1915, to Elzie Pelphrey, who survives.  To this union were born nine children, six daughters and three sons.  One Son, James Edward, and one daughter, Mrs. Opal Hitchocock, preceded her in death. Surviving besides her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Freda Hostottle, Mrs. Eula Bauer, Mrs. Rose Marie Moore, Mrs. Jewel Snow, and Mrs. Meriam Loring; two sons, Otchel Pelphrey and Howard Norris Pelphrey, all of Columbus, Ohio.  Also surviving are three brothers and one half- brother, Auta Lemaster, Marysville, Ohio, Luther Lemaster, Manila, Elbert Lemaster, Galveston, Texas, Perry Lemaster, Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Lemaster, Win, Mrs. Carrie Ramey, Volga, 22 grandchildren,  one great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Hickory Grove Church Friday by Revs. Lonza Reed, Flat Gap, Dennis Caldwell, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Charlie Estep of Dayton, Ohio. Burial was in the Sunset Cemetery at Columbus. Among those from this county attending the funeral were Mr. and  Mrs. Luther Lemaster, Mrs. John Holbrook, Mrs. George Webb, Mrs. George G. Auxier, JR., Miss Ann Lemaster, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Adams, MR. Tilman Lemaster, Mr. Ed Pelphrey,  Mr. Estill Hitchcock, Lina Hitchcock, Rev and Mrs. Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Lemaster and Mr. Perry Lemaster. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-6-1957
PRESTON, Theodore R.
1880-1957
RURAL DOCTOR PASSES THURSDAY OF PNEUMONIA RITES HELD SANTURDAY FOR DR.T. R. PRESTON
Dr. T. R. Preston, 77, one of the county's outstanding physicians, died in a  local hospital at 8:10 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 1957 of peneumonia following  an illness of two weeks. The son of the late Dr. J. M. and Mary Lemaster Preston, he was born in  Johnson County January 25, 1880.  He had a license to practice in four  states, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky.  He had lived at  Lowmansville for the past twenty-four years where he was beloved and  respected as a devoted public servant ministering to the ills of the people. He was married at Nippa May 25, 1905 to Della Daniel, who preceded him in  death October 31, 1942. He is survived by one daughter, Ollie Gresham, Lowmansville, a teacher in the  Nancy Castle School, and one brother, J. L. Preston of Turner Branch. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, from the  Georges Creek United Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Hackney, Mitchell  Grim, Foster Grim and John C. Green as officiating ministers. Burial was in  the Preston Cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Preston  Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-6-1957
Footnote:  T. R. Preston's name is Theodore R. Preston J. M. Preston's name is James M. Preston J. L. Preston's name is J. Langley Preston Della Daniel is dau of  Joseph Daniel and Sarah Ann Helton
RICE, Ida Lee (Fletcher)
1888-1957
Mrs. Ida L. Rice Passes Sunday
Services Thursday For Local Resident
Mrs. Ida Lee Rice, 68, died Sunday in a local hospital following an illness of six years.  She had been a resident of this city for ten years. Born at Ivyton on Dec. 7, 1888, she was the daughter of Smith and Millie Montgomery Fletcher. Her husband, Luther B. Rice, preceded her in death July 27, 1941. She is survived by two sons, Herschell Rice, Middletown, O., and Luther B. Rice, Fairborn, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. Homer Castle, city, and Mrs. Henry Webb, Middletown, Ohio.  Other survivors are two brothers, Lacy Fletcher, Denver, and Callie Fletcher, Rising Sun, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Millie Rice, Denver, Mrs. Lloyd Adams, Slayersville and Mrs. June Fletcher, Portsmouth, O. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Adron Davis and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Music will be by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial will be made in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-6-1957
STAPLETON, Julia (Trimble)
1879-1957
Barnetts Creek Woman Passes In Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Julia Stapleton, 76, well-known resident of  Barnetts Creek, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barton Witten in Flint, Michigan, at 11:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 11. She was the mother of William "Bill" Stapleton, Vocational Agricultural teacher in the Oil Springs High School. The daughter of William and Cynthia Reed Trimble, she was born in Johnson County March 14, 1879. In addition to her daughter and son, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Ocie Cantrel and Mrs. Clifford McKenzie of Flint, Michigan, and another son, Hager, also of Flint. Also surviving is a brother, Jim Trimble, of South Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are incomplete according to announcement by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-13-1957
VAN SUTPHER, Lelia (Hylton)
1890-1957
Rites Thursday For Nippa Woman
Mrs. Lelia Van Sutpher Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Lelia Van Sutpher, 66, died Monday, February 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Van Hoose, at Nippa following a long illness. Born June 18, 1890, in Monroe County, Virginia, she was the daughter of William and Jane Hylton.  She had been a resident of Nippa three months.  Mrs. Van Sutpher was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Pete Van Stupher, four sons, Raymond Van Sutpher, Princeton, W. Va., Fred Van Sutpher, Keystone, W. Va., Edward Van Sutpher, Welch, W. Va., and Vivian Van Sutpher, Waitensville, W. Va., four daughters, Faye Sehen and Hazel McPhate, Meadows of Dan, Va., Fredia Lambert, Wise, Va., and Mrs. Eva VanHoose, Nippa and one brother, Arthur Hylton, Elkhorn, W. Va. Services were conducted Thursday from the Baptist Church in Keystone, W Va., with the Rev. Wiley Brooks officiating. Burial was made in the Woodlock Cemetery at Bluefield, W. Va., under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-27-1957
WELLS, Goldie (Butcher)
1900-1957
Mrs. Goldie Wells 56, a lifelong resident of Van Lear, died Thursday in a local hospital following an illness of three weeks. Born on August 12, 1900, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Hirman and Emma Meeks Butcher. Surviving are her husband, Brownlow Wells Sr., six sons, Brownlow Wells Jr., U.S. Navy, London, England; Sebert Wells, Fulton, Ohio; Andrew J. Wells, Cleveland, Ohio; Woodridge Wells, Auxier; Jack Wells, U.S. Army, Fort Knox, Ky.; and Darvin Wells, U.S. Army, Germany; and three daughters, Mrs. Bufford DeLong, Cleveland, Ohio; Willa Dean Wells, Van Lear; and Sola Wells, Van Lear. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Sara Setser, Auxier; Mrs. Rusha Fraley, Auxier; and Mrs. Virgie Combs, Wabash, Indiana; and three brothers, Lewis Butcher, Wabash, Indiana; Willie Butcher, Van Lear; and Ashley Butcher, Van Lear. Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday from the home with the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiating. Music was by the Tom's Creek Singers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: This cemetery is also known as the "BROWN-WELLS CEMETERY" and is located in Peavine Hollow Van Lear,Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR.6 1957



MARCH - 1957

ANSHENFELTER, Mabel (Branham)
1926-1957
Rites Thursday For Ohio Woman
Mabel Anshenfelter Is Victim Of Cancer
Mrs. Mabel Anshenfelter, 30, died March 18 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Branham of Boons Camp, following an illness of six months.  Her death was attributed to cancer. Born December 19, 1926 at Boons Camp, she was the daughter of Ben and Martha Newsom Branham.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Mrs. Anshenfelter had been a resident of Lima, Ohio, for eight years. She was married March 26, 1946, to Irvin Anshenfelter, who survives. Other survivors are two brothers, Ben Branham, Jr., and Lowell Branham, both stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army, and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Vivian Suttle, Ashland, Mrs. Anna Marie Thompson, Sharples, W. Va., and miss Wanda Branham, Boons Camp. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Earl Muncy, Arthur Preece and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the Branham cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-27-1957
ARMS, Sanford
1873-1957
SANFORD ARMS, AGED RESIDENT PASSES THURSDAY
Sanford Arms, 84, died at his home in King Addition at 7:20 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 1957 following an illness of seven months. He was born April 17, 1873, in Johnson County and had lived in the county all of his life. He was engaged in farming prior to his retirement and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife, Mary Stapleton Arms survives. Surviving besides his wife are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Add Melvin, King Addition, Mrs. Oncia Lemasters, Defiance, Ohio, and two stepsons, Miltie and Jesse Lee Stapleton, both of Washington C. H. Ohio.  Also surviving are two brothers, Daniel Arms, West Van Lear, Elbert Arms, Riceville, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Blair, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a. m. Sunday, March 10, 1957 at the Green Valley School at Barnetts Creek with Scott Castle as the officiating minister.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 13, 1957
BALDWIN, Joel H.
1873-1957
Joel H. Baldwin Of Oil Springs Passes Thursday
Joel H. Baldwin, 83, a member of one of Johnson County's largest and best-known families died in a local hospital at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 21, following an illness of several days. The son of the late S. A. and Hannah Davis Baldwin, he was born in this county November 2, 1873.  A lifelong resident of Oil Springs, he was a prominent farmer of that section and also worked as a blacksmith prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. One daughter, Mrs. Ora Rice, preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, Sarah Fairchild Baldwin, to whom he had been married for fifty-nine years, and eight children.  Three sons, Shelby M., Galloway, Ohio, Sherman D., Oil Springs, Joel H., Volga; five daughters, Mrs. Tolbert McKenzie and Mrs. Trigg McKenzie, both of Elna, Mrs. Dord Bayes, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Mrs. Ottis Holbrook, West Liberty, and Mrs. Ralph Burchett, Fuget.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Wince, Dock, John, Luther and Clint all of Oil Springs, McKinley of this city, Mrs. Eunice Webb, Mrs. Nora Webb, and Susan Baldwin, all of Oil Springs.  He also leaves 36 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 Sunday, March 24, from the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed, Foster Rigsby and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 27, 1957
CANTRELL, Stella (Cheek)
1888-1957
Stella Cantrell Passes Sunday Rites Held  Today At Third Street Church
Mrs. Stella Cantrell, 69, a resident of this city for 20 years, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday following an illness of one month. Born October 20, 1888, she was the daughter of Zed and Margaret Love Cheek.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was married to James H. [Potsie] Cantrell, who preceded her in death on February 16, 1947. Surviving are five sons, Walter Cantrell of Canton, Ohio, Ervin Cantrell of Columbus, O., Earl Cantrell of this city, Clyde Cantrell of Collista, and Russell Cantrell of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Alka Turner of Flatwoods, Ky., Mrs. May Rice of Turner Branch and Mrs. June Barger of Kingston, N.Y., one brother, Jack Cheek of Stanton, Ky., and 16 grandchildren. Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today from the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Preston officiating.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Manila under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville herald Wednesday 4-3-1957
COLLIER, Merida L.
1880-1957
SERVICES MONDAY FOR COUNTY MAN
M. L. Collier, 78, died Friday at his home at Flat Gap following an illness of six years. Born August 24, 1880, he was the son of Henry and Symantha Kelly Collier.  A lifelong resident of Flat Gap, he was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Mr. Collier was a retired farmer. His wife, Elizabeth Gambill Collier, preceded him in death in 1951. Surviving are three sons, John L. Collier, of Springfield, Ohio, Henry Collier of Lake Worth, Fla. and Charlie Collier of Martha, Ky. and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Holbrook of Flat Gap. Other survivors are two brothers, John Collier of Springfield, Ohio and Harry Collier of Martha, Ky. and one sister, Jane Caldwell of Waverly, Ohio. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Keaton United Baptist Church  with Tommie Bailey as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Keaton under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 3-14-1957
CONLEY, Lindsey F.
1957
FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN MICHIGAN
Lindsey F. Conley, 86, former resident of this county, died March 1, (1957) in a hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, after a brief illness. Mr. Conley had made his home in Michigan for the past three years, moving there from Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mintie, and two sons and daughters, all living in Michigan. Surviving children by a former marriage are Mrs. Buell Conley, Mrs. Frank Pickle, Mrs. Lon Fairchilds, all of Paintsville, Mrs. Tera Frazier, Marion, Ohio, and Mr. Wayne Conley, Ashland. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Frank J. Conley, Fonzo Conley, Mrs. Ray Turner, Mrs. Sola Trimble, Paintsville, and Mrs. Genoa Conley, Ashland. Funeral services and burial were in Mt. Clemens. NOTE: Deathdate figured & entered in this obituary from date of publication. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR.14 1957
FAIRCHILD, John M.
1864-1957
JOHN FAIRCHILD DIES THURSDAY RITES AT ROCK HOUSE FOR RETIRED FARMER
John M. Fairchild, 92, died at 9:30 p. m. Thursday at his home at Barnetts Creek following an illness of eight months. Born August 16, 1864, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Asa and Sally Fairchild. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Pearlie Collins Fairchild, preceded himin death. Surviving are four sons, Roy Fairchild, Jim Fairchild and Warren Fairchild, all of Staffordsville and Jesse Fairchild, of Barnetts Creek, three daughters, June Chaffins of Barnetts Creek, and Alka Ratliff and Rosa Fairchild, both of Staffordsville; two brothers, Edd Fairchild and Levi Fairchild, both of Staffordsville, and one sister, Mrs. Nola Hannah of Staffordsville. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 4-3-1957
GAMBILL, W.C.
1889-1957
W. C. GAMBILL PASSES SUNDAY
Rites Conducted Today For Relief Resident
W. C. Gambill, 67, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at his home following an illness of six weeks. Born December 6, 1889, he was the son of L. S. and Mary Coffee Gambill. A lifelong resident of Relief, he was a merchant by occupation. Surviving are one son, Rex Ellis Gambill of Catlettsburg, one daughter, Mrs. Eva Clarke of Colombus, Ohio, and 13 grandchildren. Other survivors are one brother, Lowa Gambill and Gary, Ind., and four sisters, Mrs. Rena Blevins of Relief, Mrs. Etta S. Brown of Relief, Mrs. Mony Cantrell of Ashland and Mrs. Maxie Swope of East Chicago, Ind. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. this morning from the home of his sister, Mrs. Brown. Burial was made in the family cemetary under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 3-13-1957
HENSLEY, Drucilla (Howard)
1957
LOCAL WOMAN DIES WEDNESDAY SERVICES FRIDAY FOR MRS. DRUCILLA HENSLEY
Mrs. Drucilla Hensley, 86, a resident of this city, died at her home at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, March 6, (1957) following an illness of one week. Born in Magoffin County the daughter of the late John and Fannie Cantrell Howard, she had lived in Paintsville for the past thirty years.   She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Fielden Hensley, preceded her in death December 9, 1955. Surviving are two sons, Willie and Millard, both of Paintsville, and one brother, Lee Hensley, also of this city. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Pentecostal Church of Christ, with Harry Salyer and Cline Salyer as officiating ministers. Burial was at the family cemetery at Southside under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 3-13-1957
HOLBROOK, Ethel (Evans)
1910-1957
DINGUS RESIDENT PASSES FRIDAY HEART ATTACK FATAL TO MRS. ETHEL HOLBROOK
Mrs. Ethel Holbrook, 46, a resident of Dingus, Ky. died Friday enroute to a hospital.  Her death was attributed to a heart attack. Born March 20, 1910, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Lydia Evans and the late Jake Lewis. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her first husband, Eli Ratliff, preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, Alonzo Holbrook, two sons, Eli Ratliff, Jr. and William Ratliff, both of Barnetts Creek, three daughters, Mrs. Elgie Rowland, Lodi, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Middletown, Ohio, and Miss Malta Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, one brother, Ray Evans, of this city, and 12 grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and A. C. Bradley as  officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Wells Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 3-13-1957
MEEK, Virgie (Spears)
1894-1957
VIRGIE MEEK, 63, DIES MARCH 11 IN COLUMBUS, O.
Mrs. Virgie Meek, 63, died in a hospital in Columbus, Ohio at 7 a.m., Monday, March 11, 1957, from the effects of a stroke suffered four days earlier. The daughter of Martin and Drucilla Waller Spears, she was born at Boons Camp May 7, 1894.  She had been a lifelong resident of Williamsport and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are nine children; two sons, Otto, Columbus, Ohio and James, Williamsport, seven daughters, Mrs. Leo Coburn, Ashland, Mrs. Orville Emery, Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Burton Stultz, Hillsboro, O., Mrs. John Gallagher, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Dean Story, Springfield, Ohio, Miss Willa Mae Meek, Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Betty Louise Meek, Boons Camp Ky,  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Marion Spears, Ravenden Springs, Ariz., Enoch and Ira, both of Auxier, Laura Crum of this city, Mrs. Eli Mullette, Offutt, Mrs. Allie Mills, Davy, W. Va., Mrs. Clara Mollette, Boons Camp, and Fannie Spears, Boons Camp. Funeral services were held at the Hurricane Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Willard Wilcox at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 1957. Burial was in the Meek Cemetery at Williamsport under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Painstville Herald Wednesday March 20, 1957
MELVIN, Gladys (Fraley)
1957
COUNTY WOMAN PASSES FRIDAY SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. GLADYS MELVIN
Mrs. Gladys Melvin, 44, a resident of Davis Branch, died at 1 a.m. Friday, in a local hospital following an illness of three days Born 05, 1913, she was the daughter of Mrs.Bessie Newman Fraley and the late James Fraley.  She was married in 1932 to Estill Melvin who survives. Also surviving are six son, Herbert, George, Andrew, Darrell Ray, Lowell Thomas and Larry Mitchel Melvin, all at home, and two daughters, Mary Florence and Cora Mae Melvin also at home.  Other survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Gypsie Lyon of OH; Mrs. Adalin Cadsburg, of OH, Mrs. Opal Daniel, Mrs. Lizzie Gilliam and Mrs. Katherine Davis, all of this city, seven brothers, Ruel Fraley, Delmer Fraley, Robert Fraley, James Fraley, and Herschel Fraley, all of this city, and Dewey and George Fraley of Ypsilanti, MI. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the home of her mother with Don Fraley and C.C. Hall as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-14-1957
MULLINS, William Henry
1883-1957
William Mullins Passes Sunday
Services Held Monday For Prominent Farmer
William Henry Mullins, 74, prominent Johnson County farmer, died at 6 a.m. at his home at Keaton Sunday. Born February 10, 1883, he was the son of the late Elihu and Marguerite McKenzie Mullins.  A lifelong resident of Keaton, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth Rose Mullins, eight sons, Ralph W. Mullins of Red Bush, Jesse O. Mullins of Portsmouth, Ohio, Mort Mullins of Keaton, Charles J. Mullins of Campbellsville, Pearl F. Mullins of Skaggs, Harold Mullins of Wheelersburg, Basil Mullins of this city and Elwood Mullins of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. Polly Huff of Fairborn, O., and Mrs. Estill Hays of Columbus, Ohio.  Other Survivors are 33 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the home of his son, Mort Mullins, with T. J. Bailey as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Kenton under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-13-1957
MUSIC, John
1886-1957
John Music 70  Dies Wednesday Rites Held Saturday For Lowmansville Man
JOHN MUSIC, 70, died Wednesday Mar.13 1957 at his home at Lowmansville, Johnson Co Ky., His death was attributed to a heart attack. Born in Johnson County on September 17 1886 he was the son of Jim & Trin VanHoose Music. He had been a resident of Lowmansville for seven years. Surviving are two brothers, Alfred Music of Nippa and Tom Music of Lowmansville, and one sister, Mrs. Merida Brown of Prestonsburg. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Sycamore Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. (Note: This is the "Clark Castle Cemetery") Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-20-1957

PENIX, Orville
1918-1957
Rites Conducted for County Man
Orville Penix, 38, Dies Following Brief Illness Orville Penix, 38, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday at his home.  His death was attributed to a heart attack. Born April 14, 1918, he was the son of the late Leonard and Gertrude Ward Penix.  He had been a resident of Boons Camp for 12 years.  Mr. Penix was an employee of the State Highway Department.  A member of the V. F. W., he was a veteran of World War II.  He was a German prisoner of war and was decorated with the European, African, Middle Eastern Service Ribbon. He was married June 27, 1945, at Salyersville to Louise Ward Penix, who survives. Other survivors are three sons, Gary Wayne, Scotty Aaron and Timothy Bryon Penix, all at home and two daughters, Halierna Yvonne and Vanessa Ann Penix, also at home.  Also surviving is one nephew, Ronald Dean Price. Services were conducted at 1 a.m. Tuesday from the Old Friendship Baptist Church at Williamsport with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was made in the ward cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-13-1957
PRESTON, Clyde
1893-1957
Clyde Preston Passes Sunday Services Held Today For WWI Veteran
Clyde Preston, 63, died at 2 p.m., Sunday in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, WV, following an illness of two months. Born December 7, 1893, he was the son of the late Winfield and Mahala Marshall Preston. A lifelong resident of West Van Lear, he was member of the Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired employee of the C & O Railway. Surviving are his wife, Alma Rice Preston, two sons, Kenneth C. Preston of Mobile, Ala. And Jack W. Preston of Massillon, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Peterson of Sunnyvale, CA, two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Childers of Flatwoods, KY, and Mrs. Norma Ford of Auxier, and seven grandchildren. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. this morning from the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 1957
RICE, Phyllis
1957
PHYLLIS RICE KILLED IN AUTO WRECK IN OHIO
Wreck in Ohio Service Tuesday at Oil Springs
A two-car collision at Waverly, Ohio, Saturday night, March 30, resulted in the death of Phyllis Rice, 14, who died in a Chillicothe Hospital from injuries received in the accident. She was the daughter of Alva and Erma Caudill Rice, former resident of Oil Springs and well known teachers of the county who now live in Ohio and teach in the Waverly school. Phyllis was born June 20, 1943, at Oil Springs and was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Surviving besides her parents are three sisters, Mrs. Harold Conley of this city, and Kaye and Betty Rice, both of Waverly. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, from the Oil Springs Methodist Church.  M. R. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city, Rev. H. B. Holland, pastor of the Oil Springs Methodist Church and Rev. Robert Fitts, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Waverly, Ohio, were officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Pallbearers were cousins of the teen-age student and girls from the Oil Springs school acted as flower girls. Burial was in the Price Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 1957
OBITUARY
Miss Phyllis Deane Rice departed this life at the tender age of 13 years on March 31, 1957, from a hospital at Chillicothe, Ohio, where she had been taken following an automobile accident. Her sudden and untimely death is mitigated by the fact that she was converted to Jesus Christ at the age of 8 years and was baptized in the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, Ky.  At the time of her death she was a member of the Baptist Church at Waverly, Ohio. Left behind to mourn her home going are the parents, Alva and Erma Rice, Waverly, Ohio, 3 sisters:  Mrs. Alice Conley, Paintsville, Ky., Kay and Betty Lou Rice, Waverly, Ohio, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Caudill, and a number of other relatives. Phyllis often used her young voice here on earth to sing praises to the Lord Jesus Christ and now that she has joined the great throng in Heaven, we are sure she sings His praises all the sweeter. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, 1957
RICE, Sina (Caudill)
1875-1957
SINA RICE, 81, DIES SUNDAY
Rites Today For  Wife of Physician
Mrs. Sina Caudill Rice, 81, died at her home at Oil Springs at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17. She was born June 27, 1875 in Johnson County, the daughter of Stephen and Jenice Fairchild Caudill.  She was married in 1897 to Dr. Grant Rice who survives her. Mrs. Rice was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Wayne Rice, Wade Rice and Carl Rice of Oil Springs, one daughter, Mrs. Eschel Rice of Oil Springs, thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one brother, Ben Caudill of Fairborn, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today at the Oil Springs Methodist Church with the Rev. H. B. Holland and Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was made in the Rice Cemetery at Oil Springs, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 1957
STEPHENS, Eugene
1922-1957
Rites Tuesday For Fire Victim Eugene Stephens Dies Saturday In Columbus
Eugene Stephens, 35, a former resident of this city, was burned to death at 1:55 a.m. Saturday in a trailer in Columbus, Ohio.  He had recently gone to Columbus for employment and had worked only four shifts when the accident occurred. Born February 6, 1922, at Boldman, he was the son of Bud and Margaret Boyd Stephens.  He was a member of the U. S. Navy during World War II. His wife, Nancy Wheeler Stephens, preceded him in death February 19, 1956. Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Anne, three  brothers Millard Stephens and Stallard Stephens, both of Betsy Layne, and Bernard Stephens, and six sisters, Fannie Lynch, Artha Hamilton and Hazel Stephens, all of Bitsy Layne, Wilda Duvall and Roxie Meade, both of Boldman, and Cora Rice, Mossey Bottom. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Hurricane United Baptist Church with Isaac Stratton, Johnny King and Bert Coon as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Boldman under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday March 27, 1957
WILLIAMS, Ethel
1957
ETHEL WILLIAMS PASSES MONDAY RITES AT LEXINGTON FOR FORMER TEACHER
Miss Ethel Williams, sister of Miss May Williams of this city, died Monday in Lexington following a long illness.  A victim of multiple sclerosis for fifteen years she bore her suffering with patience and Christian foritude. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Flora Penley Williams, formerly of Oil Springs and the late J. A. Williams.  She was a graduate of Stetson University and a former teacher in Johnson County school system.  Miss Williams was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving besides her mother and sister are one brother, James Williams of Lexington, two other sisters, Mrs. Ann Brakefield of Lexington, KY. and Mrs. Lucille Swartz of Washington, D.C., three nieces and one nephew. Services were conducted this afternoon from the Kerr Funeral Home in Lexington and burial was made in the Hill Crest Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-13-1957
WILLIAMS, Pearlie (Salyer)
1894-1957
VOLGA RESIDENT PASSES FRIDAY SERVICES
SUNDAY FOR MRS.PEARLIE WILLIAMS
Mrs. Pearlie Salyer Williams, 63, died in  a local hospital at 9:50 a.m. Friday, March 15, (1957) of acute hepatitis following an illness of two and one half months. A resident of Volga, she was born at Flat Gap, January 18, 1894, the daughter of Manford and Mary Bunyard Salyer.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, July 21, 1948, by a daughter, Mrs. Gracie McKenzie, March 5, 1955, and by a sister, June 20, 1941. Surviving are five children; two sons, Cecil, Clendenin, W. Va. and Herschell, Glena, Ohio; three daughters, Emogene Caudill, Pataskaia, Ohio, Anna Mary Salyer, Plain City, Ohio and Wanna Osbourne, East Point. Also surviving are the following brothers and step-sisters; Harry B. Salyer, Wittensburg, Arthur Salyer, La Grange, John Hasten Salyer, Eastwood, Cline Salyer of this city, Mrs. Sally Wheeler of this city, Mrs. John K. Cantrell, Flat Gap and 27 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Pentecostal Church of this city by Rev. E. L. Cyrus.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Grandsons acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga under the direction of the Preston Funera Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 3-20-1957



APRIL - 1957
   
AKERS, Tom
1886-1957
TOM AKERS, 70, PASSES SUNDAY
Services Wednesday For Stambaugh Man
Tom Akers, 70, a member of a prominent Johnson County family, died Sunday in a local hospital following a long illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Stambaugh, Ky. Born July 25, 1886, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late James Henry and Nancy Burchett Akers.  Mr. Akers was a member of the Church of Christ.  He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Lula Stambaugh Akers, two sons, James C. Akers of Lima, Ohio, and Crit W. Akers of Stambaugh, and four daughters, Mrs. Belva Lauber, Mrs. Mary E. Baxter, Mrs. Tommy Jean Bacon and Mrs. Malta Cleo Clay, all of Lima, Ohio.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Millie Daniel of Stambaugh, Mrs. Sophia Blankenship of Moncure, N.C., and Mrs. Minerva Chandler, of this city. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Stambaugh Church of Christ with the Rev. Julian Hunt officiating.  Burial was made in the Stambaugh-Akers family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 1, 1957
AUXIER, Cynthia Ellen (George)
1917-1957
Mrs. Sam Auxier Passes Tuesday Rites Held Friday For East Point Woman
Mrs. Cynthia Ellen Auxier, 39, a lifelong resident of East Point, died Tuesday, April 2, in a Lexington hospital following an illness of two months. Born October 23, 1917, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Lonnie George and the late Mary Stepehens George.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Sam Auxier, two daughters, Diana Sue Auxier, at home, and Mrs. Abdeliah Elderwood, Columbus, Ohio, seven sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Dunnegan, East Point, Mrs. Okie Payne, Glendale, California, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Auxier, Mrs. Maggie Akers, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Opal Miller, Mrs. Eva Buck and Mrs. Nina Faye Lilly, all of Findlay, Ohio, and three brothers, Alex and Herman George, both of East Point and Jackie George, Columbus, Ohio. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the East Point Church of Christ with the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at East Point under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-10-1957
AUXIER, Tobe
1876-1957
Tobe Auxier Passes Thursday At East Point
Tobe Auxier, 80, retired farmer, and prominent resident of East Point, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at his home after a long illness.  He suffered a stroke four years ago that left him an invalid, but his death was attributed to pneumonia. He was born at East Point June 12, 1876, a son of the late Joseph and Lottie Spradlin Auxier, and was married to Belle Preston who survives him. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are four sons Frank Auxier, Collista; Dick Auxier, Sam Auxier, and Edgar Auxier, all of East Point, two daughters, Mrs. Lyda Goble, East Point and Mrs. Lottie Delong, Hager Hill, also one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Ethel Hughes, Glasgow, Ky.,. George Auxier, Allen, Ky., and Sam Auxier, Bennington, Ind. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the East Point Church of Christ by the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt. Music was furnished by the Toms Creek Singers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald 5-1-1957
COLLINS, James A.
1874-1957
JAMES COLLINS PASSES TUESDAY RITES TO BE THURSDAY FOR COUNTY RESISDENT
James Collins, 83, died Thursday morning at his home at Odds following a long illness. He was born in Johnson County on October 10, 1874.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. A life-long resident of Odds, he was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Ratliff Collins, two sons, Conrad Collins, of Dayton, Ohio and Edward Collins of Boons Camp, one step-son, Elmo Ratliff of Detroit, Mich. and four daughters, Rsde Dale of Weeksbury, Frances Music of Dayton, Ohio, and Bertha and Opal Fields of Van Lear. Also surviving are two brothers, Buddy Collins of Prestonsburg, and Marion Collins, of Dayton, Ohio, and one sister, Margarette Osbourne of Tram. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Church of Christ at Odds  with Leonard Webb and Herschell Short as officiating mininsters. Burial will be made in the family cemetery at Odds. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 5-1-1957
ECKLES, Hubert
1877-1957
Herbert Eckles Passes Monday Services Thursday For Oil Field Worker
Herbert Lee Eckles, 78, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, April 29, 1957 at the home of his son, Ralph Eckles, in King Addition.  His death was attributed to a stroke. Born July 18, 1877, in Nashville, Tennessee, he was the son of William and Lucinda Cox Eckles. A resident of Beattyville for several years, he moved to Paintsville three months ago.  He was a member of the Christian Church and a retired oil field worker.  He was married in Scottsville on August 12, 1896 to Bertha Louise Dalton Eckles who survives. Surviving besides his wife and son are two sisters, Donna Harley and Zula Finster, both of Armona, Calif., three half-brothers, Arthur Eckles, Armona, Calif., Emmit Eckles, Fresno, Calif., and Harris Eckles, Coalinga, Calif., and one half-sister, Thoeve Shultz, Oreville, Wash. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Spurgeon Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was made in the Hall Cemetery in King Addition. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 8, 1957
FERGUSON, Alamander
1869-1957
RITES THURSDAY FOR COUNTY MAN
Alamander Ferguson Succumbs at Flat Gap Alamander Ferguson, 88, died Tuesday at his home in Flat Gap following an illness of several weeks. Born November 1, 1869, in Johnson County, he was the son of Ferdinand and Margarette Williams Ferguson. A lifelong resident of Flat Gap, he was a retired farmer. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are one Con Ferguson of Flat Gap, one brother, Ora Ferguson of Red Bush, two sisters, Lydia Bailey of Flat Gap and Malisa Jones of Columbus, OH, and five grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Ellis Hamilton as officiating minister. Burial will be made in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 1957
GAMBILL, Rosa (Daniel)
1879-1957
ROSA GAMBILL THELMA RESIDENT SUCCUMBS FRIDAY
Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Rosa Gambill
Mrs. Rosa Daniel Gambill, 78, died Friday at the home of her son, D. J. Gambill of Thelma, following a long illness. Born February 20, 1879, at Kerz, she was the daughter of Dan and Rebecca Stapleton Daniel. She had been a resident of Thelma for 18 years. Mrs. Gambill was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She was married December 26, 1900 to James M. Gambill who preceded her in death January 11, 1956. Surviving are two sons, D. J. Gambill of Thelma and W. H. Gambill of Ashland and four grandchildren. Other survivors are one sister Mrs. Birdie Stapleton of Beaver, Ohio and four brothers, L. F. Daniel of Ashland, H. R. Daniel of Youngstown, Ohio, Arbie Daniel of Kerz, and A. M. Daniel of Ashland. Services were conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday from the home of her son with Bruce Daniel as officiating minister. Burial was made in the Gambill Cemetary at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 4-27-1957
HAMILTON, Ella (Rigney)
1957
Heart Attack Fatal Thursday To Local Woman
Services Saturday For Mrs. L. J. Hampton
Mrs. Ella Rigney Hampton, 60, wife of L. J. Hampton of this city, died suddenly of a heart attack in the Hurst Hotel in Hazard Thursday night, April 25. Mrs. Hampton was traveling with her husband on a business trip when the unexpected seizure occured. A native of Hustonville, Ky., she had been a resident of this city for about thirty years. She was a loyal member of the First Methodist Church and gave generously of her time and energies to its activities. She served as president of the W.S.C.S. for the past ten years and was always ready to assist in any way to advance the program and progress of the church. Surviving besides her husband is one son, James, New Haven, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist church at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, by the pastor, Rev. William F. Pettus. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stanford. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-1-1957
LEMASTER, Jerry
1946-1957
Jerry Lemaster, 11, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a local hospital following an illness of one week. Born May 14, 1946, at King Addition, he was the son of John and Goldia Fitch Lemaster.  He had been a resident of Thealka for three years. Surviving besides the parents are four brothers, Larry, Johnny Ray, Ronnie B. and David Carl, all of Thealka, two half-brothers, George Rowland, U. S. Army and Robert Lee Rowland of Thealka and one half- sister, Angie Rowland of Thealka. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church.  Don Fraley and James Lyons were officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 24, 1957
MCCARTY, Glen
1909-1957
Glen McCarty, 47, Passes Thursday Services Held Sunday For County Resident
Glen McCarty, 47, died Thursday in a local hospital following an illness of several months. Born July 28, 1909, at Manila he was the son of William and Caroline Clark McCarty. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was a miner by occupation. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Reed McCarty, five sons, Arvil, Roy, Edward, James and Charles McCarty, all of Barnetts Creek, one daughter, Anna McCarty of Barnetts Creek, two brothers, Espa McCarty of Ashland, and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Hayes and Mrs. Merida Moore, both of Blaine. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the home with Lonza Reed, John Pelphrey and Ruel Baldwin as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the McCarty Cemetery at Manila. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1957
MCKENZIE, Sybil (Taylor)
1899-1957
Rites Monday For Resident Of Bridgeford
Mrs. Sybil McKenzie, wife of Burns McKenzie, died at her home in Bridgeford at 8:15 Saturday, April 13, a victim of cancer.  She had been ill for the past two and one-half years. She was born June 8, 1899, in Lawrence County, the daughter of George and Mollie Smith Taylor. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are four stepsons and one stepdaughter, Clyde, Sitka, Arnold and Guy, both of Circleville, Ohio, Delbert, Laurelville, Ohio, and Mrs. Arnie Murray of this city. Also surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Ratcliff, Van Lear, and Sally Wilcox of this city; one brother, Bascom Taylor, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 15, at 10:00 from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with C. C. Hall and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 17, 1957
PATTON, Ray R.
1908-1957
Buchanan Man Dies Following Long Illness
Ray R. Patton, 49, of Buchanan died April 15 in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Born December 14, 1908, at East Point, he was the son of the late John Henry and Martha Tackett Patton. He was a veteran of World War II and had been employed with the C & O Railway Company. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Price Patton, three daughters, Mrs. Ray Copley of Buchanan and Misses Ruby and Patricia Patton at home; one son, John Patton of Buchanan; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Bender of Elwood City, PA, and Mrs. Phillip Bentley of Le Mesa, CA; two brothers, Sam Patton of Buchanan and Charlie Patton of Prestonsburg and six grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Buchanan Chapel by the Rev. R.S. Derifield of Catlettsburg and the Rev. Allen Watterson of Wilmore. Burial was made in the Buchanan Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1957
PRESTON, Belle (Cunningham)
1888-1957
King Addition Resident Dies Rites Held Tuesday For Mrs. Belle Preston
Mrs. Belle Preston, 69, died at her home in King Addition at 12 p.m., Sunday, April 14, of a stroke following an illness of five weeks. The daughter of George W. and Angeline Porter Cunningham, she was born at Millers Creek, January 15, 1888.  She had made her home in King Addition for the past twenty-seven years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Cyrus Preston, preceded her in death April 14, 1939. She is survived by two sons, Ernest Ray of Thealka and James Cyrus Preston of this city.  Also surviving are two brothers, George W. and William E. Cunningham, both of King Addition, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the United Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, with Cully Sparks as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-17-1957
REED, Frank
1890-1957
FRANK REED, 66, MANILA RESIDENT, DIES TUESDAY
Frank Reed, 66, resident of Manila, died in a local hospital at 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 after an illness of ten days. He was born July 12, 1890, at Manila, the son of Asa J. and Elizabeth Gullett Reed.  A veteran of World War I, he was a well-known farmer of his community and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Malta and Dorothy Reed, both of Manila, and one brother, Lonza Reed of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 25, from the Fish Trap United Baptist Church with Foster Rigsby, Tommie Bailey, and Oscar McCarty as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 1957
RICHMOND, Otis
1900-1957
Otis Richmond, son of Elijah and Zora (Webb) Richmond was born May 1, 1900, and departed this life April 4, 1957, age 56 years, 11 months, and 13 days. He was married to Bessie Delong on October 16, 1923, and to this union were born two sons, Hobert, of Shelby, Ohio, and Paul at home. He was baptized into Christ on May 30, 1952.  He lived his entire life in this community.  He served his district as magistrate, and was always interested in his home, family, and community. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and two sons, and two grandchildren.  He leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Jane Newsome, Paintsville; Mrs. Julia Brickley, Van Lear; Mrs. Fannie Doyerlock, Fort Wayne, Ind.; John D. Holden, W. Va. and E. B. Jr., Dayton, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1957
SALYER, Gorman Patrick
1957
ILLNESS IS FATAL TO PROMINENT DENTIST FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR DR. G. P. SALYER
Dr. Gorman Patrick Salyer, 54, practicing dentist here for twenty-years, died at 10:00 last night in a local hospital.  He had suffered a heart attack only five days ago. A member of a prominent Magoffin County family, Dr. Salyer had many relatives here and throughout Eastern Kentucky. He was the son of the late D. B. and Maude Patrick Salyer of Magoffin County.  He was married to Margaret Rose of Floyd County who survives him. Dr. Salyer was a member of the B.P.O.E and was a past president of the Mountain Dental Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Daniel Boone Salyer and William Lynn Salyer, both at home; two daughters, Mrs. Hans Frey, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. John E. Chandler, Havelock, N.C., one gradson also one brother, H. Glen Salyer of Cleveland, Ohio and five sister, Mrs. R.R. Hoover, Mt. Sterlling, KY., Mrs. D.W. Doggett, Owingsville, KY. Mrs. S.C. Boatwright, Hazard, KY., Miss Amanda Salyer, Lexington, KY, and Miss Myrtle Salyer, Mt. Sterling, KY. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the Mayo Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles G. Dearing and Rev. M.R. Thomason officiating. Burial will be made in the Mayo Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 01, 1957
SANDERS, Harley
1904-1957
Harley Sanders Dies After Long Illness
Harley Sanders, 52, died Wednesday at his home at Thealka following a long illness. He was born July 25, 1904, in Martin, Tennessee.  He had been a resident of Thealka for eight months.  By occupation, he was a maintenance man. He was married April 21, 1947 to Mandy Tackett Sanders, who survives. Other survivors are two stepsons, Vernon DeBoard, U. S. Army and Charles DeBoard of Dayton, Ohio, two brothers, Harold Sanders of Detroit, Mich., and Harry Sanders of Martin, Tenn., and two sisters, Pauline Roberts and Anna Lee Turner, both of Dayton, Ohio. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with the Rev. Spurgeon Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was made in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-24-1957
SPENCER, Matilda (Stambaugh)
1869-1957
County Woman Dies Wednesday Services Held Friday For Mrs. R.C. Spencer
Mrs. Matilda Stambaugh Spencer, 88, died Wednesday at her home at Stambaugh following an illness of three weeks. Born February 14, 1869, at Stambaugh, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Spencer Stambaugh. She was married May 26, 1895, to R. C. Spencer. He preceded her in death May 29, 1955. Surviving are two brothers, Lewis Stambaugh of Stambaugh and Fred Stambaugh of Wittensville, and one sister, Mrs. Kelly Rothwell of Stambaugh. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with F.F. Rigsby as officiating minister. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, 1957
SPRADLIN, Marcus
1906-1957
Marcus Spradlin Succumbs April 1 Rites Held Thursday For Former Resident
Marcus Spradlin, 51, son of Mrs. Ben J. Spradlin, of this city and the late Mr. Spradlin, died Monday, April 1, in the King’s Daughter Hospital in Ashland, following a brief illness. He was born March 17. 1906, in Johnson County. Mr. Spradlin had been employed in the combustion department of the Armco Steel Corporation since moving to Ashland in 1943. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Mrs. Allie Spradlin, two sons, Randolph Spradlin of Ashland and Ben Mar Spradlin with the U.S. Navy, one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Boggs of Ashland and four brothers, Hervie C. Spradlin of Van Lear, Henry F. Spradlin of Homestead, Fla., Charles F. Spradlin of Thealka and Glenn C. Spradlin of Prestonsburg. Services were conducted Thursday from the John Steen Funeral Home with the Rev. Clay Caudill officiating. Burial was made in the Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 10, 1957
YOUNG, Jackie
1957
GUNSHOT WOUND FATAL TO YOUTH
Jackie Young, 17, of Lowmansville died Wednesday of an accidental gunshot wound in the head. The youth succumbed in an ambulance of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home near West Liberty while enroute to a Lexington hospital. He was the son of Leroy and Ivory Hackney Young and had spent his entire life in Johnson County. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lenora Cyphers, Ypailanti, Mich; Richard Young, also of Ypailanti; Mrs. Lois Capes, Lowmansville; and Charles, Kenneth, Larry, Joan and Joyce Young, all at home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at the home of his parents, by Rev. F.F. Rigsby and Rev. Florida Lyons. Burial was in the Hackney family cemetery at Lowmansville. PAINSTVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 5-1-1957 [NOTE: Unknown Month Of Death]  



MAY - 1957

ADAMS, Garfield
1957
GARFIELD ADAMS DIES IN MICHIGAN
Word has been received here of the death of Garfield Adams of Muskegon, Michigan.  He was 77. Born in Paintsville, he was married to the former Sarah Kimbler in 1902.   He moved to Maple Lake, Minn., in 1905 and later moved to Muskegon. Surviving are his wife, two sons, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-29-1957
BOYD, Millard
1890-1957
Millard Boyd, 66, Passes Sunday Rites Held Tuesday For Thelma Resident
Millard Boyd, 66, died Sunday at his home at Thelma following a long illness. Born October 6, 1890, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jerry and Bathie Ann O'Brien Boyd. A veteran of World War I, he had been a resident of Thelma for 30 years. He was a farmer by occupation. He was married January 16, 1920 at White House to Gracie Wheeler, who survives. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Homer Boyd, of this city, Donald Boyd and Walter Boyd, both of Thelma, three daughters, Mary Eula Collins of Wabash, Ind, Helen McKenzie of Columbus, Ohio and Avanell Boyd of Thelma, 11 grandchildren and one brother, Lenzie Boyd of Louisa. Services were conduced at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the home with Leonard Walters and Cullie Sparks as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Dawson Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-29-1957
CAMERON, Alexander
1895-1957
Alexander Cameron Passes Suddenly
Alexander Cameron, widely known coal and oil operator of this city, died unexpectedly Sunday evening while driving his automobile on College Street. His car crashed into a telephone pole near Chandler's Store and he expired before medical aid could reach him. Mr. Cameron was born in New York City on January 3, 1895, the son of the late Alexander and Margaret Gordon Cameron. He came to Kentucky in 1924 and was associated with John C. C. Mayo in Ashland. After his marriage in 1927 to Miss Ann Hager of Paintsville, he came to this city where he since made his home. A veteran of World War I, he was wounded while serving overseas in this conflict. He was educated in the schools of New York City and attended Columbia University. Mr. Cameron was of Scotch ancestry, and in his were exemplified the fine Scottish traits of courage, honesty, and sincerity. He was recognized as a gentleman by all who knew him, and to those who knew him intimately, he will be remembered as a man of honor and integrity whose character was above reproach. He rendered a great contribution to the economy of this area in the development of coal and oil resources. He was active in this business until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Michel Loeb, Bedford, Mass., and two grandsons, William and Stephen Alexander Loeb. The latter was born on the day of his death. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gordon Cameron, New York City; Mrs. Edward C. Evans, Southern Pines, N.C., and Mrs. George Foley, Silver Springs, New Jersey. The funeral will be at the Paintsville Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday by Rev. Charles G. Dearing assisted by Rev. W. F. Pettus. The family has requested that flowers be omitted and the expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Paintsville chapter of the American Cancer Society. Honorary pallbearers John C.C. Mayo, Ashland, John McKenzie, Ashland, Thomas S. Evans, Ashland, Harlow C. Mondey, Huntington, Oakley Arnett, Salyersville, J. Gainey Newman, Herman Wheeler, Crate Rice, James Witten, Maurice Bailey, Harry Johnson, Estill Smith, Hannibal Wheeler, C.O. Wheeler, Jr., Robert Montgomery, Harry LaViers, J. A. Hager, Russell Hager, J. Douglas Turner, Russell L. Kirk, Dr. J. -- Hapier and Cyrus R. Cooper. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday May 29, 1957
CONLEY, William Amos
1874-1957
Brief Illness Fatal Wednesday To W. A. Conley
William Amos Conley, 82, died at 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Conley was employed for many years as a lumber inspector for the C & O Railway Company. The son of the late Andrew J. and Nancy Baldridge Conley, he was born May 20, 1874, in Floyd County.  He was a well-known timber dealer of this section and had made his home at West Van Lear for the past forty-two years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Arminta Rice Conley, to whom he had been married for sixty- two years, survives. Also surviving are eight children, two sons, John, West Van Lear, Victor, Indianapolis, Ind., six daughters, Miss Alta Conley, West Van Lear, Mrs. Osie Akers, Madison, Ind., Mrs. May McCloud, Jenkins, Mrs. June Young, East Chicago, Ind., Mrs. Vertrice Helmer, Tuscon, Arizona, Mrs. Maxine Goble, West Van Lear.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Ella Auxier, Tulsa, Oklahoma, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Cully Sparks as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Grandsons acted as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 15, 1957
William Amos Conley, age 82 years, 11 months and 18 days, passed away Wednesday morning, May 8, 1957.  He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, May, 20, 1874, the son of Andrew Jackson Conley and Nancy Baldridge Conley. He was united in matrimony to Arminta Alice Rice April 26, 1895, who survives.  To this union of 62 years were born nine children, Alta Conley, West Van Lear, Mrs. Osie Akers, Madison, Indiana, Austin Conley, who deceased in infancy; John Conley, West Van Lear; Mrs. May McCloud, Jenkins, Ky.; Mrs. June Young, East Chicago, Indiana; Victor Conley, Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs. Vertrice Helmer, Tucson, Arizona; Mrs. Maxine Goble, West Van Lear, Ky.  There are also nine grandchildren, Mrs. Howard Patrick, Madison, Indiana; William D. Corder, Indianapolis, Indiana; Robert D. Akers, Morrisville, Pennsylvania; Dr. L. C. McCloud, Louisville, Ky.; Betty Alice McCloud, Louisville, Ky.; Charles Howard, Tucson, Arizona; Kenneth Carlos Goble and Larry Keith Goble, West Van Lear, Ky.  Also four great-grandchildren: Jerry, Janice and Jeanne Patrick and Suemay McCloud.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John B. Auxier, Tulsa, Oklahoma and a host of friends and relatives. He became a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church July 22, 1945.  For many years he was a lumber inspector for the C. & O. R.R. and was retired from his lumbering business, and had resided in West Van Lear, Kentucky for the past forty-two years, where he was loved and respected by all who knew him. Services were held Friday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. with F. F. Rigsby and C. J. Sparks, officiating and solo by John Leonard Spears, at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church.  Burial in the Richmond Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Active pallbearers were the grandsons. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-29-57
DANIELS, Charlie
1903-1957
Rites Saturday For County Man
Charlie Daniels Killed In Accident Thursday
Charlie J. Daniels, 53, a resident of Tutor Key, was killed Thursday in a mine accident at David, Ky. Born November 1, 1903, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Joe and Mary Daniels.  A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was a member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Chandlerville Lodge 858 F&AM, Paintsville Chapter, R.A.M. 131, Paintsville Knight Templar 48, and Ashland Shrine.  An employee of the Elkhorn Coal Company, he was an assistant mine foreman. Surviving are his wife, Alka Castle Daniels, seven sons, Murel Daniels of Louisville, Max Daniels of Nippa, Everett Daniels, New York, N. Y., Charles, Frank, Raymond and Jessie Daniels, all at home, one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Decker of Louisville, and four grandchildren. Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Sandusky, Ohio, Mrs. Julie Miller of Monroe, Mich., Mrs. Sarah Thompson, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Fannie Castle, of Nippa, and three brothers, Joe Ed Daniels of Traley, W. Va., Jim Daniels of Urbana, Ohio, and George Daniels of New Richmond, W. Va. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Millard VanHoose as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 8, 1957
HALL, Frances
1957
LUMBER TRUCK AND CAR COLLIDE; WOMAN KILLED
Mrs. Frances Hall of McDowell, Ky. was killed and Leonard Anderson also of McDowell was hurt in a highway accident in Prestonsburg Tuesday. Mrs. Hall was carrying her baby in her arms when the accident occurred. It is reported that the car being driven by Anderson and a truck of the VanHoose Lumber Company of Prestonsburg and Paintsville collided. The tailgate of the truck crashed thru the windshield on Mrs. Hall's side as the truck came backwards out of a driveway. Mrs Hall, formerly of Hindman was the wife of Hargie Hall, a truck machine operator in the McDowell area. The six-month old baby was believed not to be seriously injured. Anderson, an employee of the woman's husband was driving her to Paintsville for medical treatment. He is in Beaver Valley Hospital in Martin. His condition or the extent of his injuries are not known. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 1957
HALL, Lucy (Conley)
1898-1957
Mrs. Lucy Hall Dies Saturday Services Monday For Chandlersville Woman
Mrs. Lucy Hall, 59, of Chandlersville died in a local hospital Saturday following a long illness. Born January 7, 1898 in Salyersville she was the daughter of Noah and Etta Sparks Conley. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was married July 1, 1916 at Van Lear to Dolla Hall, who survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jane Batey and Mrs. Janet Batey, both of Ypsalinti, Mich., one brother; Brocken Conley, Cyrus Creek and three sisters; Mrs. Bradley Young, Chandlersville; Mrs. Tressie Blair, Ashland and Mrs. Reesee Jenkins, Piketon, Ohio. Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday from the Stambaugh Church of Christ with the Rev. Joseph Zadavasky officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Falcon. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 1957
HARMON, Tilda (Adams)
1874-1957
Rites Saturday For Local Woman Mrs. Tilda Harmon Dies Following Illness
Mrs. Tilda Harmon, 83, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at her home on Fourth Street following an illness of two weeks. Born January 29, 1874, she was the daughter of the late Hard and Mary Jane Hall Adams. She was a lifelong resident of this city. Her husband Sam Harmon, preceded her in death in 1901. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Sherman of this city, and Mrs. Gypsy Dills of Erlanger. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. M.R. Thomason officiating. Music was by the Tom Creek Quartet. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Falcon. Paintsville Herald Thursday May 15, 1957
HIBBITS, Sarah Rebecca (Auxier)
1957
81 Year Old Woman Native of County, Dies In Oklahoma
Bob Auxier of East Point has received word of the death of his cousin, Sarah Rebecca Hib- bitts, 81, who died May 17, at her home in Elk City, Okla.  She had been ill for several years after suffering a stroke. Mrs. Hibbits ws the daughter of the late Jeff Auxier and Harriett Music Auxier of East Point. The Hibbitts family moved to Oklahoma about 40 years ago. She is survived by one son, Deward Hibbitts of Elk City, two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Blair, also of Elk City, and Mrs Margaret Stevens. Two brothers, John B. Auxier and William Auxier, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 19, at Elk City Methodist Church, and burial was made at Fairlawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-3-1957
JOHNSON, Jim
1906-1957
SERVICES SUNDAY FOR JIM JOHNSON
Long Illness Fatal To Greentown Man
Jim Johnson, 50, died Friday at his home in Greentown following an illness of three years. Born OCtober 8, 1906, at Gallup, he was the son of Jim and Martha Jane Johnson.  A member of the Pentecostal Church, he had been a resident of this city for 30 years.  By occupation, he was a bricklayer. He was married February 5, 1937, to Eunice Fairchild, who survives. Other survivors are one son, James Robert Johnson, at home, three brothers, Albert Johnson of Drift, John Johnson of East Point, and Everett Johnson of this city, two half-brothers, Joe Johnson and Robert Johnson, both of this city, and one half-sister, Gipsy Johnson of Columbus, Ohio. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday from the Pentecostal Church with Dewey Salyers and Arthur Ramey as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the Summit Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 29, 1957
LEMASTER, Freelin
1878-1957
COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES FRIDAY RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR FREELIN LEMASTER
Freelin Lemaster, 78, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday at his home at Winifred. Born August 8, 1878, he was the son of W.D. and Nevia Sloan Lemaster.  A lifelong resident of Winifred, he was a member of the United Baptist Church.  By occupation he was a merchant. Surviving are three brothers, Bascom Lemaster of Winifred; Monroe Lemaster of Ashland; and Willie Lemaster of Lowmansville, and three sisters, Mrs. J.M. Fairchild of Huntington,  Mrs. Perry johnson of Kerx and Mrs. Effie Lemaster of Winifred. Services were conducted at 2:00 Sunday from the Franks Creek united Baptist Church with F.F. Rigsby and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Lemaster cemetery at Winifred. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 6-5-1957
PHELPS, Jay
1896-1957
SERVICES MONDAY FOR JAY PHELPS
Michigan Man Dies Following Long Illness
Jay Phelps, 60, died Friday at his home in Ypsilanti, Mich., following a long illness. Born September 15, 1896, in this city, he was the son of Thomas and Trinvilla Webb Phelps.  He had been a resident of Ypsilanti for ten years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was married July 7, 1917, to Malta Lea Sammons, who survives. Surviving besides his wife are nine sons, Jay, Jr., L. Carl, Richard P., Joe Leon, Michael and Frank Gary, all of Ypsilanti, Thomas L., U.S. Army, Frances E., Chicago, Ill. and Hubert Dudley, U.S. Navy, and four daughters, Mrs. Genevia Christine Collins, Miami Beach, Fla., Mrs. Laura I. Combs, Mrs. Lois J. Warren and Miss Barbara Ann Phelps, all of Ypsilanti. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Gervin Short, Bruce Phelps and Kent Phelps, all of Van Lear, Lon and John Phelps, both of Meally, Willie Phelps of Wisconsin, Mrs. Emma Pelphrey of West Virginia, Mrs. Jim Hall of Prestonsburg, and Sam Phelps, of Ypsilanti. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the West Van Lear Church of Christ with the Rev. Spurgeon Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1957
SMITH, Frederick F. Sr.
1869-1957
AGED RESIDENT DIES WEDNESDAY
Frederick Smith, Sr., Retired Businessman, Buried Here June 1
Frederick F. Smith, Sr., 87, died May 29 at his home here after an illness of several weeks. A native of Spencer, W. Va., Mr. Smith spent his early years as a merchant in Spencer and Ravenswood, W. Va., with his father, the late Addison A. Smith.  His later years were spent in Parkersburg.  He was born Sept. 3, 1869. During his residence in Ravenswood, he was superintendent of the Sunday School of the Methodist Church, and was active in religious, civic, and social affairs.   In Parkersburg, he was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church.  His enjoyment and faithfulness in attending church set an example for his many friends and his children. Mr. Smith became a 50-year Mason in 1953 at a special ceremony in Ravenswood.  he was also a member of the Old Guard, a social club for retired businessmen in Parkersburg. Mr. Smith was married in 1911 to the former Miss Edna Stafford of Paintsville.  To this union were born three children, the Rev. Frederick F. Smith, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee; Miss Martha Mary Smith, Cincinnati, O., and Stafford Smith, Atlanta, Ga. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella T. Crew, Warrenton, North Carolina, and Miss Virginia Smith, Ravenswood. Funeral services were held at the Mayo Methodist Church, at 2:00 p.m. June 1, with the Rev. Charles Dearing officiating, assisted by Rev. William F. Pettus of the First Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Melvin Hefner, Clarence Melvin, John L. Spears, M.D. Bailey, C.C. Williams, and Glen Sturgell. Burial was made in the Stafford family cemetery, Stafford Addition, with special graveside services by the Paintsville Lodge, No. 381, F. & A.M. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1957
TERRY, William E. "Bill"
1898-1957
William E. Terry Passes Monday Services Held Today For Nippa Resident
William E. “Bill” Terry, 59, of Nippa, died at 8 a.m. Monday in Mt. Sterling, Ky.  His death was attributed to a heart attack. Born April 15, 1898, in Elliott County, he was the son of Wick and Anna Brown Terry.  He had lived at Nippa for nine years.  A plant manager for a dairy, he was a member of the Christian Church and the American Legion. He was married May 17, 1919, in La Rochelle, France, to Germainne Ferguereau Terry, who survives. Surviving besides his wife are one brother Tom Terry of Fleming, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Della Sammons of Ashland. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-15-1957
VANHOOSE, Sam
1877-1957
SAM VANHOOSE DIES WEDNESDAY
Services Held Friday At Chestnut Grove
Sam VanHoose, 79, died Wednesday morning in a local hospital.  He had lived at Louisa, Route 1, for the past eight years. He was born in Johnson County on September 8, 1877.  A farmer by occupation, he was a member of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Young VanHoose, six sons, Angus, Herbert, Herschel, Jesse, Sammie and Curtis VanHoose, and three daughters, Mrs. Cora Ethel Hall, Mrs. Marie Hall and Mrs. Neva Gullett. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Chestnut Grove Church.  Burial was made in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1957
WALTERS, Shade W.
1864-1957
Shade W. Walters, 92, of 1305 McConnell Ave., died at Mercy Hospital Thursday at 6 a.m. after a three year illness. Born July 3, 1864, at Paintsville, KY, he was a son of Winfred and Elizabeth Preston Walters. He was a storekeeper and postmaster at Minford for a number of years. After his retirement, he moved to McConnelsville, OH where he lived until his wife, the former Martha Sagraves, died in 1949. After her death he made his home with a daughter, Mrs. John Coriell, 1305 McConnell Ave. Surviving are four sons, E. W. of 1925 Seventh St., Bruce and Thomas of Columbus and Glenn of Chillicothe; three daughters, Mrs. Alma Wheeler of Ashland, Mrs. Coriell of Portsmouth, and Miss Goldie Walters of Radford, VA; two brothers, Dr. W. J. Walters of Pikeville, KY, and U.S. Walters of Offutt, KY; and a sister, Mrs. Exer Preston of Epharata, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a son. Mr. Walters was a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Brock Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Milam officiating. Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery at Minford. Portsmouth Times Friday May 31, 1957
WHEELER, Virgie (Hensley)
1957
OIL SPRINGS WOMAN DIES
Mrs. Virgie Hensley Wheeler, 62, wife of Lawrence Wheeler of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital May 26, 1957, following an illness of several years. Three children preceded her in death. Surviving besides her husband are the following children;  Mrs. S.M. Baldwin, Glloway, Oh; Mrs. Buell Adams, Falcon, Mrs. Margaret Leach, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Lindsay Tackett, Jr., Oil Springs, Elmer Wheeler at home, Chalmer, Columbus, Ohio, and Paul, West Jefferson, OH. Also surviving are eighteen grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Walter Williams, Portsmouth, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., May 26, at the Litteral Fork United Baptist Church at Wheelersburg, with F.F. Riggsby, Thurman Caudill and Beecher Hunley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Price Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-12-1957
WILLIAMS, Estella (Williams)
1863-1957
AGED RESIDENT PASSES FRIDAY SERVICES SUNDAY FOR MRS. HAYDEN WILLIAMS
Mrs. Estella Williams, 94, died Friday evening at her home at Elna following an illness of several months. Born February 22, 1863, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Polly Meade Williams.  A lifelong resident of Elna she was a member of the united Baptist Church. She was married to Hayden Williams who preceded her in death on February 10, 1935. Surviving are one son, Roslyn Williams of Elna; six daughters, Mrs. Ida Pendleton, of Corydon, IN., Miss Alta Williams, and Mrs. Callie Holbrook both of Elna, Mrs. Flora Dorton, Mrs. Beaulah Hefner and Mrs. Peggy Kirk, all of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Burchett of Staffordsville and Mrs. Sally Conley of Malone, KY. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m.  Sunday from the home with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Elna. Paintsville herald Wednesday 5-8-1957


JUNE - 1957

BAILEY, Liddie (Conley)
1876-1957
PASSES SUNDAY
Mrs. Liddie Conley Bailey, 80, died Sunday evening, June 23, 1957 at the son of her son, Millard Conley, of Flat Gap. Born October 20, 1876, she was the daughter of Ferdinand and Margaret Ferguson. Surviving are three sons, Millard Conley and Noah Conley, both of Flat Gap, and Ferd Conley of Louisa, one sister, Mrs. Melissa Jones of Columbus, O., and one brother, Ora Fergusan of Red Bush. Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday June 25, 1957 from the home of her son at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 26, 1957
BLEVINS, Dick
1882-1957
Dick Blevins, 74, Passes Monday Rites To Be Thursday For Van Lear Resident
Dick Blevins, 74, died Monday morning at his home in Van Lear following a long illness. Born November 15, 1882, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Robert and Martha King Blevins.  He had been a resident of Van Lear for 48 years and was a retired miner. His wife, Nora Meade Blevins, proceded him in death July 11, 1955. Surviving are two sons, Paul Blevins, Newport, Ky., and Richard Blevins, Worchester, Mass., nine daughters, Mrs. Fannie Wetzel, Jenkins, Mrs. Bertha Williams, Covington, Mrs. Beatrice Marlow, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Audrey Estep, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Helen VanHoose, Salyersville, Mrs. Manerva Bartley, Big Branch, Mrs. Georgia Ayers, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Bridgett Spradlin, Van Lear, and Mrs. Mecca Church, Tutor Key, and two brothers, Harrison Blevins, Springfield, Ohio, and Dock Blevins, Weeksbury, Ky. Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Edgar Hewlett officiating. Burial will be made in the Clubhouse Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 6, 1957
BOLING, Millard
1879-1957
Millard Boling Passes Friday
Millard Boling, 78, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday at his home in West Van Lear following a five-week illness. Born October 28, 1879, at Nata Creek, he was the son of Bill and Nancy Boling.  A resident of West Van Lear for eight years, he was a retired miner. His wife, Anna Boling, preceded him in death April 26, 1956. Surviving are two sons, Arville Boling, Flatwoods and Paul Boling, Lackey, six daughters, Mrs. Ollie Sexton, St. Helens, Oregon, Mrs. Ethel Sanders, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Myrtle Ratliff, West Van Lear, Mrs. Gertrude Runyon, Kermit, W. Va., Mrs. Thelma Murray, White House and Mrs. Nellie Webb, Lancer, and one brother, Seymour Boling, Prestonsburg. Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the home with Clifford Booth as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 12, 1957
BURCHETT, Margarette Joyce
1957-1957
Services Held Sunday For Burchett Infant
Margarette Joyce Burchett, three-day old daughter of James and Margarette Blair Burchett of Stambaugh, died in a local hospital Friday. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Marina and Carolyn Burchett, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ham Burchett of Stambaugh, and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. bob Blair of Columbus, O. Survices were held at 1 p.m. Sunday from the home. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-3-1957
DENT, Earl C.
1957
Earl C. Dent, Native Of County, Dies In Ashland
Earl C. Dent, 57, former East Point resident, died June 11 at his residence in Ashland following and extended illness. He was the brother of Leonard Dent of Whitaker, Ky. Mr. Dent was born in Johnson County, a son of Dingus and Josephine Huffman Dent. He was a former employee of the C&O Railway Company, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Sadie Williamson Dent; one son, Earl Leonard Dent, Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. Ann Cole, South Point, Ohio; three step sisters and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland. Burial was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 19, 1957
DUTTON, Hubert
1957
Rites Held Thursday
Graveside rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the family cemetery for Hubert Dutton, infant son of Herman and Buelah Waller Dutton of Boons Camp. He died Wednesday in a local hospital. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters, Homer, John H., Jimmy, Nellie, Ethel, and Hatler Dutton all at home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-26-1957
DUTTON, Mary (Ward)
1884-1957
Passes Tuesday Services Held Friday for Mrs. Mary Dutton
Mrs. Mary Dutton, 72, died Tuesday, June 18, at her home at White House following a long illness. Born at White House on October 5, 1884, she was the daughter of T. and Elizabeth Adams Ward. She was member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married May 27, 1912, at White House to James Dutton who survives. Other survivors are six sons, Duran Skaggs ant home, Selsun Dutton, Barrett, W. Va., Denver Dutton, white House, Shade Dutton, Earl Dutton, Springfield, Ohio and Hubert Dutton, Columbus, Ohio, three daughters Ardiath Hill, Ohio, Lillian Mollett, Columbus, Ohio and Vivian Capparella, Baltimore Md., two brothers Asbury Ward, West Van Lear, and General T. Ward, Laing, W. Va., one sister, Mintie Stacy, Patrick, Ky. and one half-sister. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday with Clarence Dailey and Dock Rowland as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery. The Paintsville Herald Thursday 6-26-1957
HENNEMAN, Edgar G.
1957
‘PETE’ HENNEMAN, THEATRE MANAGER, DIES SUNDAY
Edgar G. (Pete) Henneman, 60, manager of the Glenn Theatre in Georgetown, Ky., and former manager of the Sipp Theatre in Paintsville, died Sunday night at his home in Georgetown, following a heart attack. Mr. Henneman had resided in Paintsville before moving to Georgetown. The body was returned to Ashland for funeral services. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Ruth Fortune Henneman, are two sisters, Mrs. Robert J. Kelly, Ashland, and Mrs. Clarence Rogers, Cincinnati, a brother, Clarence J. Heneman, Ashland, and a half-sister, Mrs. Patrick Friel, Ashland. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 3, 1957
HENSLEY, Dora (Adams)
1957
COUNTY RESIDENT DIES SATURDAY BRIEF ILLNESS IS FATAL TO MRS. DORA HENSLEY
Mrs. Dora Hensley, 68, of White House, died early Saturday morning in a local hospital following a brief illness. Born in Johnson County,she was the daughter of J. H. and Lucina Rice Adams. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Robert Hensley, White House; two sons, Henry Hensley , White House and Ray Hensley, River; two daughters, Mrs. Hager Stapleton, of this city, and Mrs. John Parker, White House; three brothers, Paris Adams, Louisa; Bill Adams, Louisa, and John Adams, White House; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wattle, White House, Mrs. Stella Conley, Hager Hill, Mrs. Helen Sites, Boons Camp,  Mrs. Hattie Daniel, White House, and Mrs. Rose Daniel, White House. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Hammond Church of Christ with J. W. Holcomb as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 6-19-1957
LEMASTER, John William
1957-1957
JOHN WILLIAM LEMASTER DIES SUNDAY IN OHIO
John William Lemaster, three-month-old son of Joe Albert and Florence Booth Lemaster, died Sunday at the home of his parents in Columbus, Ohio, following a brief illness. He was born February 12, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Booth, of Van Lear.  John Marshall will be the officiating minister and burial will be made in the Butcher cemetery in Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1957
RAMEY, Martha (Brown)
1957
RITES THURSDAY FOR VOLGA WOMAN
Marhta Ramey 84, Dies in Local Hospital Mrs. Martha Ramey, 84, of Volga died Tuesday, June 18, 1957, in a local hospital following an illness of six weeks. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Brown. She spent most of her life at Volga and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband Alex Ramey preceded her in death 16 years ago. Surviving are six sons, W.B. Ramey, of Ashland; Dallas Ramey, of Clinchport, Va.; Fairy Ramey, and Albert Ramey, both of Columbus, Ohio; Rhube Ramey, of Milford Center, Ohio; Creston Ramey of Fairborn, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hitchcock, of New Castle,Ky.; four sisters, Mrs Nancy Salyer, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Lucina Scarberry, of Nippa; Mrs. Hattie Stapleton, of this city; and Mrs. Nerve Kimbleton, of Blaine; and other brother, Andrew Brown of Volga. Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the Cannon's Chapel with Millard Van Hoose and H.B. Holland as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN.26 1957
SALYER, H. Glen
1957
GLEN SALYER DIES IN OHIO WAS BROTHER OF THE LATE DR. G.P. SALYER
H. Glenn Salyer, 65, brother of the late Dr. G.P. Salyer of this city, died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio on June 17, 1957, after a lingering illness. He was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the son of D.B. and Maude Patrick Salyer.  He was educated in the county schools and a graduate of Kentucky Normal College also the Meredith Commercial College of Zanesville, Ohio. As a young man he taught in the Kentucky schools until he was called into military service during World War I.  When he returned  from France in 1920 he was associated with the Goodyear Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio in an official capacity.  He was one of the organizers of the Seiberling Rubber Company where he serviced until he accepted a position with the Labor Department of the United States Government. At the time of his death he was supervisor of the Detroit Office Wage & Hour and Management Control.  He was a lifelong member of the Salyersville Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Austa Harding Salyer, Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Donna June Kral, Lakewood, Ohio; and five sisters, Mrs. R. R. Hoover, Mt. Sterling, Ky., Mrs. D.W. Doggett, Owingsville, KY., Miss Amanda Salyer, Lexington, Ky, Mrs. S.C. Boatwright, Hazard, Ky., Miss Myrtle Salyer, Mt. Sterling, KY., and several nieces and nephews. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 19, 1957
SALYER, Tom
1880-1957
TOM SALYER, 79, PASSES SUNDAY SERVICES HELD TUESDAY AT JOE’S CREEK CHURCH
Tom Salyer, 79, died Sunday morning at the home of his brother, Alson Salyer, of Thealka.  He had been ill three years. Born June 01, 1880, he was the son of Ephram and Lou Ann Salyer Salyer.  He had been a resident of Thealka for three years. Surviving are three brothers, Jim Salyer, of Flat Gap, Columbus Salyer, of Sitka and Alson Salyer of Thealka, and one sister, Mrs. L izzie Salyer of Flat Gap. Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Joe’s Creek Church with Lonza Reed and Harry Salyer as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in   the family cemetery at Joe’s Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 19. 1957
SPENCER, Burnie
1892-1957
Bernie Spencer Dies Saturday
Bernie Spencer, 65, died Saturday in the V.A. Hospital, Huntington, WV, following a brief illness. Born in this city on March 3, 1892 he was the son of Jordan and Emma Caudill Spencer. A lifelong resident of this city, he was a retired miner. He was an unsuccessful candidate for jailer on the Democratic ticket in the May Primary election. Surviving are his wife, Della M. Spencer, one son, Harold Spencer of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. Louverna Bolling, Dingus, KY, Phoebe Spencer and Bernice Spencer, both of this city. Also surviving are one brother, Dick Spencer, city, one sister, Virgie Adams, Davy, WV, one half brother, Paul Hager, Auxier, and one half sister, Effie Litz, Auxier. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home with Henry Tackett as officiating minister. Burial was made in the Spencer Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 1957
TACKETT, Dora (Bayes)
1888-1957
COUNTY RESIDENT DIED WEDNESDAY SERVICES TO BE FRIDAY FOR MRS. DORA TACKETT
Mrs. Dora Bayes Tackett, 68, of Staffordsville died Wednesday morning in a local hospital following a short illness. Born October 15, 1888, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Leander and Elizabeth Bayes. She was a menber of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married in 1901 to Sandford Tackett, who preceded her in death in September 1955. Surviving are three sons, Sherman Tackett, Volga, Herschell Tackett, Staffordsville and Harvey Tackett, Thealka, five daughters, Mrs. O. T. Brown, Mrs. Thomas Conley, and Mrs. William H.. McKenzie, all of Staffordsville, Mrs. Glen Pelphrey, Hueysville, and Mrs. Melvin Blair, Lowmansville, one brother, Arch Bayes, Hager Hill, and two sisters, Mrs. Rollie Cunningham, Portsmith, Ohio, and Mrs. Leonard Spears, Naples, Ky. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Staffordsville United Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Lonzo Reed as officiating ministers. Burial will be made in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 6-12-1957
TURNER, Rose Ann (Boyd)
1876-1957
SERVICES SUNDAY FOR SITKA WOMAN MRS. ROSE ANN TURNER DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
Mrs. Rose Ann Turner, 80, of Sitka died in a local hospital Friday following a brief illness. Born December 1, 1876 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of W.M. and Nancy Jane Wilcox Boyd. Mrs. Turner was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Frank Turner, one son, Carl Turner, Ashland, six daughters, Mrs. Ruby WIlliams, Flatwoods, Ky., Mrs. Mollie Daniel, Lowmansville, Mrs. Freda Stapleton, Lexington, Mrs. Pearl Persinger, Mrs. Zona Branham, and Mrs. Lyda CAstle, all of Sitka, one brother, David Boyd, Ashland, and three sisters, Mrs. Victoria Waugh, Ashland, Mrs. Virginia Waugh, Westwood, Ky., and Mrs. Tishia Van Hoose, Wittensville. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the home with the Rev. S. B. Honeycutt officiating. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was made in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 6-19-1957
VANHOOSE, Mary (Pack)
1875-1957
MARY P. VANHOOSE OF CHARLEY, KY. DIES
Mrs. Mary Pack Vanhoose, 82, of Charley, KY., died at 3 p.m. sunday at her home following a 10- day illness. Mrs. Vanhoose was born at Ulyssess, KY., September 3, 1875, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Bowen Pack.  She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 pm at Bell's Chapel, Georges Creek, KY., by the Rev. Charlie Young and the Rev. Brack Skaggs.  Burial followed in the Hay's Cemetery at Georges Creek. Mrs. Vanhoose's husband, Samuel Pack, died May 29, 1957. Surviving are a borthe, George Pack, Charley, KY., and three step-sons, Garfield Young, Louisa, Herbert Young, Columbus, OH, and Thomas Young. the body remained at the Young Funeral Home, Louisa until one hour before the services. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 30, 1957
VAUGHAN, Martha (Auxier)
1879-1957
Passes Suddenly June 30 Local Woman Was Teacher For 25 Years
Mrs. Martha Trimble Vaughan, 77, died at 10;30 p.m. Sunday at her home on Second Street after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage about one-half hour earlier. She had been in ill health four years but her death came as a shock to family and friends. A retired teacher, she was one of Paintsville’s most respected and honored woman. She taught in the county and city schools for 25 years and later served for several years as clerk in the office of the County Judge. She was born at East Point on August 2, 1879, a daughter of the late George and Angeline Prater Auxier. She was married to Kern Trimble in her early life, and after his death she was married to W.H. Vaughan of this city who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Vaughan was true and devoted Christian woman and had been a member of the Methodist Church since early childhood. Her life, an example of noble womanhood, was built on firm Christian principles. She was the last member of a family of eleven children. Preceding her in death within the past four years are three brothers, G.G. Auxier, of Manila, I.L. Auxier of this city, and Millard Mayo Auxier of Nebraska. Surviving are one son, Rexford Trimble, former Judge of Johnson County; and one daughter, Mrs. Victoria Preston with whom she made her home, also eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two children died in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. (today) July 3, at the First Methodist Church with Rev. W.F. Pettus and Rev. H.H. Holland officiating. The nephew will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Howes, W.B. Bailey, D.H. Dorton, Abe Barber, Oscar Williams, Vonnie Williams, Coke Williams, Harry Davis, J.W. Turner, G.H. Rice, Wince Trimble and Dr. Paul B. Hall. Burial will be made in the Trimble Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 1957
WRIGHT, Marion
1865-1957
AGED RESIDENT OF RED BUSH DIES SATURDAY
Marion Wright, 91, retired farmer from Red Bush, died at his home at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, June 1, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Red Bush, he was born July 27, 1865, the son of the late Balis and Isabelle Gentry Wright. He is survived by his widow, Alice Williams Wright, and four children, one son, Manis, Red Bush, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Cantrell, Ashland, Mrs. Jerry Ferrell, West Liberty, and Mrs. Arthur Ott, Independence. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, with Ellis Hamilton and Dewey Wright as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 6-5-1957


JULY - 1957

BLAIR, Harlan
1875-1957
Harlan Blair, 81, Dies Saturday Rites Held Monday at West Van Lear
Harlan Blair, 81, died Saturday at his home at west Van Lear following a two-week illness. Born August 6, 1875, he was the son of the late J. B. and Mary Watkins Blair.  A retired farmer, he had been a resident of West Van Lear for 30 years. His wife, Mary Frances Blair, preceded him in death September 23, 1941. Surviving are three sons, Kelly Blair of Dayton, Ohio, and Willard and Morris Blair, both of West Van Lear, one daughter, Cynthia Blair of West Van Lear, one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Bailey of Indianapolis, Ind., and two brothers, Ross and Oscar Blair, both of West Virginia. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear with John Crum and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Cumbo cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 31, 1957
BLANTON, Kendrick
1895-1957
Heart Attack Fatal To Kendrick Blanton
Kendrick Blanton, about 62, widely known Baptist minister of Johnson County, and an employee of the Ashland Oil and Refining Company in the Oil Springs field, died Tuesday evening in a local hospital of a heart attack. He was stricken a few hours before his death. He was a resident of Volga. Surviving are his wife and two sons. Funeral arrangements are incomplete as the Herald goes to press. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-17-1957 Volga Resident Passes Tuesday Kendrick Blanton, 61, Dies In Local Hospital Kendrick Blanton, 61, died Tuesday, July 16, in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was a resident of Volga. Born October 3, 1895 in Johnson County, he was the son of Jim Mack and Sarah McCarty Blanton. He was a minister for the United Baptist Church and was an employee of the Ashland Oil and Refining Company. Surviving are his wife, Nollie Lemaster Blanton, two sons, Buell Blanton of Woodstock, O., and Paul Blanton of Volga and two sisters, Virgie Gullett of Red Bush and Laura Lemaster of Win. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Fish Trap United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey, Lonza Reed and Thurman Ferguson as officiating ministers. Burial was made at Low Gap in the Williams Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-24-1957
BOWENS, Margaret
1957
Graveside Rites Today for Margaret Bowen, 85
Graveside services will be conducted at the Offutt Cemetery, Offut, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, for Margaret Bowens, 85, who died at 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, at Lowmansville. The daughter of the late Elijah and Irene Bowens she formerly lived at Meally.  surviving is one brother, Sambo Bowens, Gilbo, W. Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-17-1957
CANTRELL, Russell
1924-1957
RUSSELL CANTRELL SUCCUMBS JULY 1 RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR FORMER RESIDENT
Russell Cantrell, 33, died Monday, July 1, 1957, in a Baltimore, MD., hospital.  His death was attributed to a heart attack. Born June 13, 1924, in this city he was a son of the late James H. and Stella Cheek Cantrell. He had been a resident of Baltimore for one year and was a truck driver by occupation. A member of the American Legion, he was a World War II Veteran. While in the service, he was awarded the European, African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one bronze star, good conduct medal and W.W.II victory medal. He is survived by two sons, James William and Larry Russell Cantrell, both of Willow Run, MI, one daughter Sharon Cantrell, of Willow Run, MI, four brothers, Walter Cantrell, of New Cumberland, Ohio, Ervin Cantrell of Columbus, Ohio, Earl Cantrell of this city, Clyde, Collista, three sisters, Mrs. Carl Turner of Flatwoods, Mrs. May Rice of this city, and Mrs. June Barger of Woodstock, NY. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial was made in the Cantrell Cemetery at Manilla. The Paintsville Chapter DAV conducted military services at the grave. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-10-1957
CASTLE, Dorothy (Lowe)
1918-1957
County Woman Dies Saturday Services Held Tuesday For Dorothy Castle
Mrs. Dorothy Castle, 39, died Saturday at her home at Nippa following  a long illness. Born May 1, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Isom and  Lizzie Van Hoose Lowe.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Castle, one son, Ronald Lee Castle,  at home, two daughters, Linda Kay Castle, at home, and Mrs. Imogene  Triplett, Ironton, Ohio, one brother, Willard Lowe, Columbus, Ohio and  one sister, Mrs. Shirley Justice. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Lowmansville  United Baptist Church with Merida Wiley and Cullie Sparks as officiating  ministers.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 31, 1957
CASTLE, Jenny (Castle)
1889-1957
Offutt Resident Passes Sunday
Services Held Today For Mrs. Jenny Castle
Mrs. Jenny Castle, 68, a lifelong resident of Offutt, died in a local  hospital Sunday. Born June 7, 1889, at Offutt, she was the daughter of Andy and Sarah  Wiley Castle.   She was married November 10, 1910 to Oscar Castle, who survives. Other survivors are five sons, Ralph Castle of Urbana, Ohio, Buck  Castle of Offutt, Ray Castle of White House, Melvin Castle of Offutt  and Clifford Castle of Offutt, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Ramey of  Offutt and Mrs. Estill Grayson of Circleville, Ohio, one brother,  George Castle of Weeksbury, one sister, Mrs. Frank Prater of Charley  and two half-brothers, Rhule Hayslette of this city and Hubert Wiley  of this city. Services were conducted today at 2:00 p.m. from the Offutt school  with Earl Ratliff and Vern Conley as officiating ministers.  Burial was  made in the family cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 31, 1957
CHILDERS, Jack Burton
1935-1957
SGT. JACK B. CHILDERS
Sgt. Jack Burton Childers, 22, died Tuesday, July 2, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D. C., after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. Born January 9, 1935, at Thelma, he was the son of Tom and Nannie Mollette Childers.  He entered the U. S. Army in 1954 and served nine months in Germany. He attended Meade Memorial High School and before entering the service he was employed in Marion, Ohio. Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, Thomas Childers of Owensboro, and Leonard and Martin Childers, both of Thelma, and eight sisters, Mrs. Exer Blessing of Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Hester hall of Thelma, Mrs. Emma Blanton of this city, Mrs. Pricie Brooks of Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Wright of Thelma, Mrs. Faye Roland of Hammond, Mrs. Agnes Butcher of Thelma, and Mrs. Essie Johnson of Wheelwright. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday from the home with F. F. Rigsby and Merida Wiley as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-10-1957
COLVIN, Roy
1957
Roy Colvin, 67, Manila Farmer, Dies Thursday
Roy Colvin, 67, well-known farmer of Manila, died at his home at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, July 11, after an illness of several weeks. The son of Manford and Sarena Reed Colvin, he had been a lifelong resident of Manila. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Dora Caudill Colvin; two sons, Don Colvin of this city and Bert Colvin, Prestonsburg. Also surviving are three grandsons and one granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted at the Fish Trap Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, with C.C. Sparks, Vencil Pelphrey, Lonza Reed and Oscar McCarty as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 1957
HURT, Anna Mae
1957
Graveside Rites Held For Anna Mae Hurt
Anna Mae Hurt, eight-day old daughter of Walker and May Doty Hurt of Davis Branch, died in a local hospital Tuesday evening, July 9. Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, George William and Henry S., both at home, and one sister, Wanda Jean, at home. Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday.  Burial was made in the family cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-17-1957
JONES, William "Bill"
1904-1957
WILLIAM JONES PASSES SUNDAY RITES HELD TODAY FOR OHIO RESIDENT
William “Bill” Jones, 53, a former resident of this county, died Sunday at his home in Marysville, Ohio. Born May 10, 1904, in Johnson County, he was the son of Sylvester and Mary Ella Jones. He had resided in Ohio since 1945. Surviving are his wife, May Rice Jones, three daughters, Helen Crider, Glenna Hyland and Lillian Jones, all of Marysville, two sons, Donald and John Jones both of Marysville, three sisters, Mrs. Haskell Blanton of Volga, Corda Osborne of Springfield, Ohio, Bada Lowry, of Columbus, Ohio, and one brother, Delbert Jones of Milford Center, Ohio. Services were conducted today at 10: a. m. from the Grigg Funeral Home in Milford Center. Burial was made in the Milford Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 24, 1957
LEWIS, Silvan G.
1883-1957
Silvan G. Lewis Passes Tuesday Rites To Be Thursday For Thealka Resident
Silvan G. Lewis, 74 died early Tuesday morning at his home in Thealka following an illness of three months. Born May 12, 1883, in Letcher County, he was the son of Parker and Mary Lewis. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a retired blacksmith and teamster. Surviving are his wife, Laura Reynolds Lewis, two sons, Mack Lewis of this city and Bill Lewis of Xenia, Ohiom and seven daughters, Mrs. W. L. Robinson, and Mrs. Richard McKenzie, both of this city,  Mrs. Tom Burke of Collista, Mrs. Kenneth Holbrook of Xenia, Ohio, Mrs. Bass Howard of Warsaw, Ky., Mrs. Carl Stafford, Jr. of Shet- biana, Ky., and Mrs. Eddie Price of Van Lear. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday 7-10-1957
LITTERAL, Jack
1929-1957
Jack Litteral, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benson Litteral, of Oil Springs,  was killed last night in Marion, Ohio.  An employee of a riding club  there, he was thrown from a horse against a tree receiving injuries  that caused his death. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 17, 1957 Oil Springs Man Killed In Ohio Rites Held Saturday For Jack Litteral, 28 Jack Litteral, 28, died Tuesday evening, July 16, 1957 in the Marion City Hospital, Marion Ohio.  His death was attributed to injuries received when he was thrown from a horse against a tree. Born February 12, 1929, he was a son of Benson and Maymie Blair Litteral of Oil Springs.  He had been employed as a tool dresser at Oil Springs and had recently gone to Marion where he was employed by a riding club.  Litteral had servived four years in the service. Surviving beside his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Jack Adams of Columbus, Ohio, and Virginia Ruth and Janet Sue Litteral, both of Oil Springs. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 1957 form the Oil Springs Methodist Church with H. B. Holland and John Collins as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Litteral cemetery of Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jul. 24, 1957
MCKENZIE, Roy
1889-1957
Heart Attack Fatal July 16 To Roy McKenzie
Roy McKenzie, 67, resident of Main Street, died of a heart attack at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, while en route to a West Liberty hospital. He had been ill for the past two months. The son of John and Phoebia Fairchild McKenzie, he was born at Volga December 23, 1889.  He had made his home in this city for the past three years following his retirement as mail carried on the Paintsville West Liberty route. He is survived by his widow, Kitty McKenzie, and four sons, Hobart, Marvin, John S. and Wade, all of Volga.  Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Burke, Detroit, Mich., two half brothers, James, Volga, and Junior, Van Lear, and eight grandchildren and one great- grandhchild. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his son, Wade, at Volga at 2:00 p.m. Friday with Millard VanHoose, Claude Preston and Don Fraley as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 24, 1957
SMITH, Scott S.
1895-1957
Scott Smith, 62, Native of County Dies in West
Scott S. Smith, 62, of Omak, Wash., died July 6 in Omak Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack.  He was a son of the late W. L. and Sally Price Smith, and was born December 3, 1895 at East Point, in this county. On Oct. 31, 1910, he was married to Miss May Hager.  He established a home in Omak in 1912 where he engaged in fruit growing. He was converted in the Paintsville Southern Methodist Church when a youth, and he remained a true Christian until his death. Surviving are his wife, one brother, Seldon Smith of Flatwood, Ky., two sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Morgan of Lexington, and Mrs. Clarence Davis, also many other relatives and friends in this section. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-7-1957
STUMBO, Isom
1957
McDowell Man Is First Lake Victim Of Year
Swimmer Drowns At Stratton Beach
Isom Stumbo, 37, of McDowell was drowned Saturday evening at Dewey Lake, and was the first fatality of the year at the Dewey Lake State Park. Stumbo, who was swimming in the Stratton Beach area with his brother, John Morgan Stumbo, was missed by his wife about 7:05 p. m.  The area was said to have been officially closed at the time and no lifeguard was on duty. H. S. Osborne, Reservoir Manager, arrived at the scene about 7:50 p.m., and the body was recovered about two hours after in twenty feet of water.  Artificial respiration was administered for 30 minutes but he was pronounced dead by the coroner shortly thereafter. Stumbo's is reported to be the fourteenth death at Dewey Lake since it was opened to the public. He was a miner by occupation and was the son of John Morgan Stumbo and Berta Allen Stumbo who survive. He was a veteran of World War II. Other survivors are his wife, Ruth Stephens Stumbo, three children, Grady, Tracy, and Priscilla, all at home and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Adeline Ward, McDowell, Ky., Mrs. Willadean Noel, Huntington, W. Va., Mrs. Justine Caudill, Columbus, Ohio, Aneil Stumbo, in the Armed Services; Enra Stumbo, Columbus, Ohio, and John Morgan Stumbo, at home. Funeral services with military ceremony were held at 10:00 a.m. today at the home by the Rev. Troy Nickels and Rev.. Marion Chaffins. Burial was made in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-10-1957
VANHOOSE, Hosea
1957
Hosea Van Hoose, 70, Dies In Columbus, Ohio
Hosea Van Hoose, 70, former resident of this city, died July 5 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the father of Mrs. Scott Castle of Paintsville. Surviving besides Mrs. Castle are three other daughters, Mrs. Hazel Dolbow and Mrs. Laura Bell Daniel, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Dorothy Nanus, New Jersey. Also surviving are three sons, Donald, Bernard and Ivan, all of Columbus, one sister and two brothers. Burial was in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, July 8. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-17-1957
WARD, Hubert
1907-1957
Hubert Ward, 50, Dies Wednesday Long Illness Fatal To Retired Miner
Hubert Ward, 50, died Wednesday in a local hospital following an illness of eight months.  His death was attributed to cancer. Born November 27, 1907, at Boons Camp, he was the son of Simon and Mary Bowen Ward.  He had been a resident of Wheelwright for eight months, and was a retired miner. Surviving are three sons, Robert Ward of Columbus, Ohio, James Ward of Rhodefield, W. Va., and Luther Ward of Rhodefield, W. Va., two daughters, Mrs. Eleanore Smith of Rhodefield, W. Va., and Mrs. W. M. Hanks of Baltimore, Md., three brothers, Marvin Ward of West Van Lear, Ervin Ward of Wheelwright and Johnnie Ward of Bainbridge, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Vercie Hensley of Bainbridge, Ohio, Mrs. Charlie Walters of Jewell Ridge, Va., and Mrs. Margie Sparks of Wharton, W. Va. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear with John Crum as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the Patrick cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-31-1957
WHEELER, Charlie
1927-1957
Charles Wheeler Dies In Accident Services Held Friday For Former Resident
Charles E. Wheeler, son of Tobe and Susie Castle Wheeler of Staffordsville, was injured fatally in an accident at the Semet-Solvay Division Plant of Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation at Ashland early Wednesday.  He was employed as a railway switchman for the company. The coroner reported that he died in King's Daughters' Hospital at 8:15 a.m. of internal injuries suffered about five hours earlier.  The coroner said he understood that Wheeler was crushed between two railroad cars. He was born May 20, 1927, at Staffordsville and had been a resident of Catlettsburg for nine years.  He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Loretta Jean Conley Wheeler, a son, Allen, at home, a daughter, Dianna, at home, four brothers, Earl Wheeler, Ashland, Everett Wheeler, Staffordsville, Estill Wheeler, Waverly, Ohio, and Tobe Wheeler, Jr., Columbus, O., and five sisters, Mrs. Grace Hobbs and Mrs. Jane Rosenberger, both or Rittman, Ohio, Mrs. Ella Maynard, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Chandler, Lowmansville, and Miss Mary Ruth Wheeler, Staffordsville. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Staffordsville Church of God with Charlie Lemaster as officiating minister. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 24, 1957
WITTEN, Clyde
1957
Clyde Witten Dies In Newport News. Va.
Clyde Witten, 46, of Newport News, Va., died Sunday, July 7, in the Pembroke Hospital, Newport News, Va., after under going surgery recently. He was the son of Mrs. Len Arrowood of Tutor Key. Other survivors are his wife and three sons, Morris, George and Mike. Among those attending the funeral were Mrs. Forest Oney and children, Forest Lon and Sandy, of Danville, Ill.  Mr. and Mrs. Lon Arrowood of Tutor Key, Mrs. Charles Strong of Irvine and Mrs. G. E. Peck Sr.,of this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-17-1957


AUGUST - 1957

ADAMS, William Ray
1957
Burns Fatal To Adams Boy
William Ray Adams, eight years-old son of William and Betty Bayes Adams, died August 23, 1957, In Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. From burns suffered on August 13, 1957. The victim was burned in the basement of a neighbor’s home.  No report on the death has been received by the coroner of that city as of this date. The Adams family are former residents of Johnson County. Surviving besides the parent are three brothers and two sisters, Charles, Julius, Richard, Don, Patty Sue and Magil Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 26, 1957 at the Locust Grove Church at Stambaugh by the Rev. Foster Rigsby and Rev. Cullie Sparks. Burial was made in the family cemetery near Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-28-1957
ADKINS, James Henry
1878-1957
Dies Saturday
Rites Held Monday For King Addn. Man
James Henry Adkins, 79, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital following an illness of one week.  He had been a resident of King Addition for Thirty years Born March 4, 1878, in Morgan County, he was the on of Riley and Ellen Bowling Adkins.  A member of the United Baptist Church, he was a farmer by occupation. His wife, Renda Adkins, preceded him in death in 1943. Surviving are five sons, William Adkins of this city, Sam Adkins of Van Lear, Bennie Adkins of Davis Branch, Huey Adkins of Mann, W. VA, two daughters, Mrs. Martha Weakley of Van Lear and Mrs. Rebecca Tackett of King Additions, and 43 grandchildren. He was later married to Mary VanHoose, who survives. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the home of Winnie Holbrook at Davis Branch with John Crum, John Pelphrey and Elizie Banks as officiating ministers Burial was made in the family cemetery at Davis Branch. His grandchildren served as pallbearers Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-7-1957
BARNES, Bertha (Posser)
1957
Mother Of Mrs. Brend Dies In Maine
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Bethia Prosser Barnes, 90-year-old widow of Perry Barnes, Esq., and mother and grandmother of Mrs. Wm. Hugo Brend and Mrs. Ray Blackburn of Highland, Avenue, Paintsville. When the terrible epidemic of 1891 surged through the North, Mrs. Barnes had just completed her nurses’ training, and she was one of the many nurses who volunteered her services.  Her duty took her to Bangor, Maine where later in 1894, she married Mr. Barnes of that city. She is survived by three children, Mr. John Prosser Barnes, Largo, Fla., Mrs. Ralph T. Jones, Bangor, Maine, and Mrs. Brend. She also leaves eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barnes was well known, not only as a nurse, but for the active part she took in church and civic affairs.  Many friends will mourn for her and will miss, not only her cheerful face, but her many humorous poems she wrote under the non-de-plume of   “ Biddy B.” Mr. and Mrs. Brend have been residents of Paintsville for many years.  Mr. Brend is an instructor at Mayo School. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 17, 1957
BLAIR, John
1868-1957
JOHN BLAIR,89, PASSES MONDAY SERVICES THURSDAY FOR COLLISTA RESISDENT
John Blair, 89, aged resident of Collista, died in a local hospital at 6:40p.m. Monday, August 12, after an illness of several months. The son of the late Amos and Pauline Litteral Blair, he was born in this county May 12, 1868. A well-known merchant, farmer and mail carrier, he was a respected and beloved member of the Collista community where he had lived for the last sixty eight years. His wife preceded him in death May 5, 1944. Surviving are five children; three sons, Robert, Collista, Cyrus, Denver and Bill, Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Rhoda Miles, East Point and Mrs. Sarah Lemaster, Prestonsburg. A brother, Elliott Blair of Barnetts Creek, 10 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with S.C. Honeycutt, Scott Castle and Milliard O'Bryan as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Collista. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 8-14-1957
BURCHETT, Sanford D.
1957
Sanford D. Burchett, With Goodyear 42 years, Dies In Akron, Ohio Sanford D. Burchett, 73, a retired Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company foreman, and native of Paintsville, died Wednesday in City Hospital at Akron, Ohio, after a brief illness. Mr. Burchett retired from Goodyear last Feb. with 42 years of service. He was a member of the Goodyear Foreman's club; Goodyear Twenty Five year Club and Akron Moose Lodge. Mr. Burchett leaves his wife, Anna; two sons, James of Akron and Robert of San Diego; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Artie Burchett of Columbus, and four brothers, Cecil and George of Akron, James of Columbus, and Robert of Huntington, W. Va. Services were held Saturday in Akron. Burial was made in the Ellet Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-28-1957
BURKE, John T.
1922-1957
John T. Burke Dies August 7 In Columbus, O.
John Thomas Burke, former resident of Auxier, died Wednesday morning, August 7, in Columbus, Ohio, as he was being taken to a hospital in that city. A native of Floyd County, he was born April 3, 1922, the son of Charlie W. and Grace Preston Burke. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Irene Baldwin Burke; one son, John Thomas Burke, city; one daughter, Debra Jane, city. Also surviving are the following brothers and sister, Mrs. George Reynolds, Auxier, Mrs. Edgar Ward, Oil Springs, Mrs. Bill Music and Mrs. Sam K. Rice, both of East Point and Bill Burke, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted  at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, at the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. William Horn as officiating minister. Burial was in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-14-1957
CAUDILL, John T.
1891-1957
John T. Caudill Dies Wednesday Services Held Friday For Stambaugh Man
John T. Caudill, 66, died Wednesday at his home at Stambaugh following an illness of six months. Born Jan 26, 1891, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Winton and Sarah May Caudill. A lifelong resident of Stambaugh, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was a farmer by occupation. Surviving are his wife, Ether Travis Caudill, three sons, Wilbur J. Caudill of Wyandotte, MI, Wayne Caudill and Lionel Caudill, both of Stambaugh, two brothers, Kelly Caudill of Stambaugh and Sammie Caudill of Ashland, tow sisters, Mrs. Alta Burchett of Stambaugh and Mrs. Nancy McKenzie of Chanderville, one half –brother, Martin Caudill of Portsmouth, OH, and four half- sisters, Mrs. Lydia Burchett of this city, Mrs. Julia Daniels of Charley, Mrs. Frank Spradlin of Bonanza and Mrs. Frances Arrowood of Portsmouth, OH. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the home with Willie Daniels, Edgar Burchett and O.L. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1957
COLVIN, Bruce
1892-1957
Bruce Colvin, 65, Dies Of Heart Attack Louisa
Bruce Colvin, 65 of the Lick Creek section of Route 1, Louisa, died last Fri At 8:25 p.m. at his home after a heart attack. He was born at Oil Springs, KY, June 4, 1892, a son of the late Riley and Missouri Ann Reed Colvin. Mr. Colvin, a retired farmer, had lived in the Louisa area for 12 years. He was a member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge, Paintsville American Legion, and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the residence by Rev. Florida Lyon. Burial was made in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the residence Saturday. He is survived by his widow, Gay Collins Colvin; three daughters, Mrs. Albert Robinette, Canton, OH and Anna Mae and Buritta Sue Colvin, both at home; six sons, Walter P. Colvin, Fairborn, OH, Leroy Colvin, Midway, OH, and Bruce Colvin, Jr., and Charles Colvin, both of Canton, OH, and Bob and Bill Colvin, both at home, one sister, Mrs. Joe McKenzie, Wittensville, KY and eleven grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1957
CONLEY, Hargus
1878-1957
Hargus Conley Dies Sunday At Riceville
Hargus Conley, 79, prominent Johnson Countian, died at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, August 11, at his home at Riceville after an illness of several months. A United Baptist minister, farmer and former postmaster, he was one of the leaders of his community and widely known through out this section. The son of Marion and Adaline Sturgill Conley, he was born May 15, 1878 in Floyd County. Survivors include his widow, Julia Rice Conley and six children; four sons, Elbert, Riceville, Bruce, Carey, Ohio, Verner, Hager Hill, and Lawrence, Paramount Calif.; two daughters, Ruth Hughes, Prestonsburg, and Sola Conley, Riceville. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Miles Conley, Greenup, Dock, Portsmouth, Ohio, Joe Conley, Alger, Ohio, Frank Conley, Wenatchee, Wash., Mrs. Amanda Griffith, Greenup, and Mrs. Lydia Howes, Ivyton. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 13, at the Riceville United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey, Lonza Reed and Millard O’Bryan as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday August 14, 1957
CONLEY, Maggie (Blair)
1874-1957
Collista Woman Passes Sunday Long Illness Fatal To Mrs. Maggie Conley
Mrs. Maggie Conley, 83, a life long resident of Collista, died at her home Sunday evening following a long illness. Born March 17, 1874, she was the daughter of John and Jane Brown Blair.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Bascom Conley, preceded her in death 32 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Orvil Conley and Alvis Conley, both of Collista. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the home with Vern Conley as officiating minister.  Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville herald Wednesday 8-28-1957
HOWARD, Louise (Montgomery)
1888-1957
Rites Sunday For Resident Of Crockett
Louise Howard, 69, resident of Crockett died in a local hospital at 7:00 p.m., August 27, after an illness of two weeks. The daughter of Tom and Elizabeth Cantrell Montgomery, she was born in Magoffin County February 23, 1888. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ballard Howard, and nine children; six sons, Shafter, Morehead; Lester, Dingus; Sylvester, Piqua, Ohio; Hardin, Crockett; Clint, Dingus; and Billie, Dayton, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Witten, Logan, W. Va., Mrs. Victoria Ball, Brockett; Mrs. Bertha Bolin, Lenox. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Sereptia Williams, Dingus. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, August 29 at the Steven Smith Cemetery at White Oak Fork with  A. C. Bradley, Jesse Smith, Floyd Wright and Elijah Smith as officiating ministers. Burial was in family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-4-1957
KERR, Robert
1957
EAST POINT RESIDENT KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Robert Kerr, 57, of East Point died Monday, August 19, in an accident at the Princess Elkhorn Coal Company No. 1 mine near David. He was entering the mine on a group of cars when his group collided with several cars coming out of the mine, throwing him under a car. Surviving are his wife, two children and his mother, Mrs. Ellen Kerr of David. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1957
MESSER, Elizabeth
1881-1957
Nippa Resident Passes Friday Rites Monday For Mrs. Elizabeth Messer
Mrs. Elizabeth Messer, 75, died at 4 p.m. Friday at her home at Nippa following an illness of several months. She was born December 25, 1881, in Lee County. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Surviving is one son, James Messer of Chillicothe, Ohio. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. F. M. McNurlin officiating. Burial was made in the Town Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-28-1957
OSBORNE, Charles Franklin
1957
CHARLES OSBORNE , 80, DIES AT LOUISA
Charles Franklin Osborne, 80, of Louisa, died Saturday at his home after an illness of 10 months. He was a retired employe of banks in Blaine, Louisa and Ashland. Mr. Osborne was born at Blaine, a son of the late Dr. Edmond and Nancy Collins Osborne. He was employed at the Bank of Blaine from 1911 to 1925, and from then until 1942 by the Big Sandy Commercial Bank of Louisa and the Louisa National Bank.  Mr. Osborne was associated with the Second National  Bank of Ashland from 1943 until his retirement in 1953. He was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church and a 50 year member of Jake Rice Masonic Lodge at Blaine. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Evans Osborne; three daughters, Mrs. James B. Hughes of Louisa, Mrs. Joseph W. Morris and Mrs. Francis C. Crawford of Ashland; one son, Paul Osborne of Ashland; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Scott of Portsmouth, Ohio and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Louisa Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Perry. Burial was made in Pinehill Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 8-28-1957
RATLIFF, Lonnie
1890-1957
SERVICES FRIDAY FOR LONNIE RATLIFF
Funeral services for Lonnie Ratliff, who died at his home at Barnetts Creek Tuesday night will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 21, 1957 SERVICES FRIDAY FOR COUNTY MAN Lonnie Ratliff Dies After Long Illness Lonnie Ratliff, 67, died Tuesday, August 20, at the home of his son, Harmon Ratliff of Barnetts Creek, following a long illness. Born January 7, 1890, he was the son of Eli and Elizabeth Ward Ratliff.  By occupation, he was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Maudie Spradlin Ratliff, five sons, Harmon Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Arnold Ratliff, Enon, Ohio, Arthur Ratliff, Carey, Ohio, Worth Ratliff and Marvin Ratliff, both of Sitka, and two daughters, Mrs. Hager Ward, Cary, Ohio, and Mrs. Bill Blair, Volga. Other survivors are six brothers, Dennie Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Frank Ratliff, of this city, Verlie Ratliff, Mansfield, Ohio, Ellis Ratliff, Denver, Eli Ratliff, Jr., Barnetts Creek and William H. Ratliff, Dallas, Texas, and five sisters, Mrs. Alfred Selvage, Mrs. Flossie Selvage, both of Denver, Malta Ratliff, Mrs. Albert Blair, both of Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. Callie Setzer of this city. Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday from the Barnetts Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating ministers were Scott Castle, Charlie Lemaster and Leo Colvin.  Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 28, 1957
RICE, Ralph
1898-1957
LONG ILLNESS FATAL SUNDAY TO NIPPA MAN
Ralph Rice, 58, died in a local hospital Sunday morning, August 11, following an illness of nine years. The son of Mary Witten Rice and the late Thomas Rice, he was born in this county September 6, 1898, and had been a life-long resident of Nippa.  He had been employed in the mines prior to his illness. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Castle Rice and six children, four sons, Richard, U.S. Army, Robert and Francis, both of Chicago, Ill., and Floyd, Dayton, Ohio;  two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lopez, Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Grace Pelphrey, Ypsilanti, Michigan.  A sister, Mrs. Richard Salyer, Stambaugh, and a brother, John Hayden Rice, Sitka, also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, at the Beech Grove United Baptist Church with Florida Lyons as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14, 1957
TRIMBLE, Ramonia
1957
FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 FOR RAMONIA TRIMBLE
Funeral services were held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for Ramonia Trimble, daughter of Dorris and Maxie Stapleton Trimble, at the family home at Oil Springs. She died Thursday afternoon after an illness of two weeks. Born August 9, 1936, she had spent her entire life at Oil Springs. Surviving besides her parents are five brothers, Charles Dorsie Trimble, Fairborn, Ohio; Joe Trimble, Oil Springs; James Trimble, Paintsville; Keith Trimble, Fairborn, Ohio; and Harold Beecher, Rockville, Md. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Lonza Reed and Rev. Oscar McCarty.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Manila. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 9-4-1957
WARD, Pricie (Wiley)
1877-1957
Pricie Ward, 79, Passes Monday At Williamsport
Mrs. Pricie Ward, 79, died at her home at Williamsport Monday, August 26, at 1:00 a.m., after an illness of several months. The daughter of John H. and Amanda Brown Wiley, she was born November 23, 1877 in Carter County.  She had resided at Williamsport for the past five years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, John H. Ward, preceded her in death eight years ago. Survivors include seven children; five sons, R. C. Ward, Wharton, W. Va., William, Elkorn City, Heber and Ray, both of Los Angeles, California, and Roy, Cincinnati, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs. Joel H. Conley, Alger, Ohio and Mrs. Willie Duty, Williamsport. Also surviving are three brothers, Merida Wiley and Carl Wiley, both of Paintsville and Morton Wiley of White House, one sister, Mrs. Ella Spears of Hager Hill, and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted today at 10:00 a.m. from the White House church with Glen Arrowood, Flem Arrowood and Nim Sturgill officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-28-1957
WHEELER, Daniel J.
1957
In Ashland Lengthy Illness Takes Daniel J. Wheeler
Daniel J., "D. J." Wheeler, 66, uncle of T. C. Meade of this city, died in the Ashland Nursing Home Thursday after an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler had lived in Ashland for the past 12 years and operated a grocery there before he became ill.  He was born in Magoffin County, a son of George W. and Hannah Tabur Wheeler. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth May Wheeler; two sons, Ray Wheeler, Catlettsburg and Harold Wheeler, Ashland; seven daughters, Mrs. F. W. Barbour, Mrs. John Price, Mrs. Neal Mulvaney, Mrs. Rupert Rice, and Miss Jo Ann Wheeler, all of Ashland, Mrs. Clinton Walker, Pittsburg, Pa., and Miss Juanita Wheeler, Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Rev. J. A. Wheeler, Rome, Ohio, S. D. Wheeler, Duchesne, Nevada, and H. P. Wheeler, Portsmouth, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Walter Henry, Kenova, W. Va., and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home Saturday.  Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 28, 1957


SEPTEMBER - 1957

ARROWOOD, Farris
1887-1957
Services For Well-Known County Resident
Farris Arrowood, 70, died at his home in West Van Lear Tuesday, September 10, following an illness of two weeks. A native of Johnson County he was born March 25, 1887 the son of the late William J. and Martela Welch Arrowood. He has made his home in West Van Lear for the past twenty five years. He formally served as police judge of Van Lear and prior to his retirement was employed by the Consolidation Coal Company and Cox's Garage. Survivors include his widow, Julia Daniel Arrowood, one son Clyde, Dayton, Ohio, one daughter, Nella Arrowood at home. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Julia Russell, Merrimac, WV., Mrs. Emma Brown, Van Lear, Mrs. Florence Wallace,Waylan, Mrs. Nancy Castle, Tutor Key; Garrett Arrowood, Kodak; Liss Arrowood, Gallipolis, Ohio; Pete Arrowood, Kenova, WV., Marion Arrowood, River. Funeral services were held at the Paintsville Church of God at 2:30 pm Friday, September 13, by the Rev Moses Kitchen and Rev Robert Kitchen. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in this city. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-18-1957
Henry Farris Arrowood, born March 25, 1887 at River, Ky., died September 10, 1957 at 2:30 am at his home. He was 70 years, 5 months and 16 days old. He was the son of William and Matilia Welch Arrowood, who preceded him in death. He met and married Julia Daniel, and to this union were born five children, of which two preceded him in infancy, one son, Clarence Arrowood preceded him also at the age of 28 years. Those children that survive are : Clyde Arrowood,Dayton, Ohio, one daughter, Nella Arrowood at home, This leaves to mourn his passing his wife, two children, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters. These are: Marion Arrowood, River; Pete Arrowood, Kenova, WV.; Garrett Arrowood, Kodak; Ulysses Arrowood, Gallipolis, Ohio;Mrs. Julia Russell, Merrimac, WV., Mrs. Emma Brown, Van Lear, Mrs. Florence Wallace, Wayland, Mrs. Nancy Jane Castle, Thealka. Surviving also are three uncles: Ulysses, John C. And S. Esperson Welch and a host of Relatives and friends. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-25-1957
GULLETT, Warren M.
1907-1957
Warren M. Gullett, Former Herald Printer, Dies Friday
Heart Attack Fatal In Columbus, Ohio
Warren M. Gullett, 50, formerly employed as a linotype operator for the Paintsville Herald, died in Columbus, Ohio, at 5: a.m. Friday, September 6, while en route to a hospital. He suffered a heart attack while working in a Columbus printing establishment, where he had worked for the past two years. Mr. Gullett was born in Johnson County on February 16, 1907, a son of the late Sherman and Irene Bush Gullett. He followed his father in the printing trade, both having worked for many years in the Herald shop. He enjoyed a hobby of wood carving in his leisure hours and he often carved miniature interiors of log cabins, with authentic early American furnishings, which he loved to present to his friends. He once appeared on television station WSAZ-TV in Huntington with his reproduction of Harman Station, the old fort that bought the first white settlers in Eastern Kentucky. He was married to Mollie McFaddin Gullett who survives him. He was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church, and was member of the IOOF Lodge of Paintsville. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Wells of Columbus, OH; one son, Warren M. Gullet, Jr., Knoxville, TN, five brothers, Paul gullet, Canton, OH; Charles Gullett, Lexington, KY, William gullet, Owensboro, KY, Robert Gullett, Portsmouth, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Vern Conley. Burial was made in the family cemetery here. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEP 11, 1957
ISAAC, Edmond
1875-1957
EDMOND ISAAC, RETIRED MINER DIES SATURDAY
Edmond Isaac, 82, died Saturday morning, September 21, 1957 in a local hospital after an illness of four months. He was born in Lawrence County April 25, 1875. the son of the late Henry and Mary Jacobs Isaac. A retired miner, he had made his home at Hager Hill for the past seventeen years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Martha Conley Isaac; two sons, Martin, Hager Hill, and Hubert, Detroit Michigan; one grandson, Clyde Isaac, one brother, Milt Isaac, Huntington, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 1957 from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in this city by Rev. Claude Preston. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Falcon. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 25, 1957
MILON, Robie
1892-1957
ROBIE MILON, 65, EAST POINT MAN, PASSES SEPT. 10
Robie Milon, 65, died in a local hospital, Tuesday, September 10, 1957 at 8:00 a.m., following an illness of six months. The son of the late Sam and Elizabeth Milon, he was born July 18, 1892, in Grayson County, Virginia. A well known farmer of the East Point community where he made his home for the past five years, he was a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Edna Akers Milon, and one son, Charles. Funeral services were conducted from the Lick Fork United Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 13, 1957 with Merida Wiley and Millard O’Bryan as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 18, 1957
MURRY, Robert E.
1926-1957
Robert E. Murry Drowning Victim At Preston Lake
Robert E. Murry, 30, was drowned in Preston Lake near River about 11:30 Thursday morning, September 26. The victim had gone to the artificial lake to fish with his father, Otto Murry, of Meally and Irvin Ward. He accidentally fell from the bank into the water and his body was not recovered until more than an hour afterward. He was a resident of Meally where he had resided for 15 years, and was a mechanic by occupation. He was born Oct. 29, 1926, at Ashland, Ky. He was married to Frances Burke on Sept. 1, 1944. Surviving besides his wife and father are his mother, Mrs. Laura Morris Murry, one daughter, Susie Murry, at home, one sister, Mrs. Mary Short of Meally, and one brother, Bill Murry of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tom Sammons, Rev. Elzie Banks, and Rev. Leonard Walters at 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Buffalo United Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-2-1957
PENIX, John
1895-1957
Heart Attack Fatal Wednesday To John Penix
John Penix, 62, died of a heart attack at his home at Williamsport at 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, after an illness of six months. He was born at Williamsport November 5, 1895, the son of Elias and Fannie Pack Penix.  He was formerly employed as a miner and was a member of the UMWA. He was married October 14, 1922, at Van Lear to the former Neva Ward, who survives.  Also surviving are five children, three sons, Ingram, Vandalia, O; Earl and Morris Lee, both of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Madden, Cleves, Ohio; Mrs. Beatrice Mae Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Hobart Penix, Williamsport, one sister, Mrs. Mary Muncy, Williamsport.  He also leaves ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m., at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Arthur Priest and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers.  Graveside rites were conducted by Local Union 6161, UMWA, of David.  Burial was in the Penix Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-18-1957
POWERS, Sarah
1884-1957
Mrs. Sarah Powers Succumbs Sunday At Home At Meally
Mrs. Sarah Powers, 73, died at her home at Meally at 2:30 p.m., September 8, a victim of cancer. She was born in Lee County April 7, 1884. and had been a resident of Meally for the past forty years. Her husband, Garfield Powers survives. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Christ at Meally with Rev. W. L. Webb as the officiating minister. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-11-1957
PRESTON, Waitman
1885-1957
Waitman Preston Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
Waitman Preston, 57, well-known carpenter of River, died of a heart attack at 7:40 a.m., Tuesday, September 24. The fatal seizure occurred suddenly while he was at work. A lifelong resident of River, he was born in that community April 20, 1885, the son of Will and Myrtle Spears Preston. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dora Lynn Preston; seven children; five sons, Curtis, Dayton, Ohio; Kenneth, Huntington, W. Va.; Bobby Jean, Dayton, Ohio; Donald, Dayton, Ohio; Thomas, River; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Davis, City, Miss Betty Preston, River; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Barbara Franklin, River; Mrs. Margie Daniels, River; Mrs. Irene Parson, Catlettsburg; Stella Preston, Catlettsburg; Herman, River; Raymond, Boons Camp; Victor, Wharton, W. Va., Homer, Dayton, Ohio; Paul, Dayton, Ohio; and Junior, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted from the River United Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, with Revs. C. J. Sparks, and Germ Walters. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday October 2, 1957
STEWARD, Tina (Turner)
1878-1957
Heart Attack Fatal Friday to Tina Steward
Mrs. Tina Steward, 79, died of a heart attack at 5:00 p.m., September 27, while en route to a hospital. The daughter of Charlie and Martha Dixon Turner, she was born May 9, 1878, at Sitka.  She had made her home in Paintsville for the past 6 months and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, Dow Steward, preceded her in death march 9, 1949. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Irene Trimble, City, Mrs. Sola Akers, Phoeniz, Ariz.; six half-brothers, Roy Castle, Wittensville, Herbert Castle, Thealka, McKinley Castle, Wittensville, William Castle, Ashland, Sullivan Castle, Urbana, Ohio, and Corbet Castle, Wittensville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 30, with the Rev. Millard VanHoose as the officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sycamore. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-2-1957
TURNER, Emma (Williams)
1898-1957
MRS. EMMA TURNER, NATIVE OF COUNTY PASSES IN OHIO
Mrs. Emma Turner, 59, died in a hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, Saturday morning, September 7, (1957), after an illness of two years. The daughter of the late M. K. and Missouri Webb Williams, she was born in Johnson County March 9, 1898.  She had lived in Portsmouth for the past 30 years. Surviving are her husband, George T. Turner and one son, Walter, of Portsmouth, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Male Lowder, Idaho, Ohio; and a brother, Virgil Williams, Red Bush. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, at the Red Bush Baptist Church with Lonzo Reed, Tommie Bailey, and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 9-11-1957
VANHOOSE, Ethel (Ward)
1919-1957
Ethel Van hoose Passes Sunday Of Heart Attack
Services were conducted at the Van Hoose Cemetery in this city Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. for Mrs. Ethel Van Hoose, 38, who died in a local hospital Sunday, September 1 at 4:30 a.m. Death was attributed to a heart condition from which she had suffered for the past year. A native of Floyd County, she was born Feburary 16, 1919, the daughter of Hollis and Nola Davis Ward. She had been a resident of this city for the past thirty years. She is survived by her husband, Alvin Van Hoose, and one daughter, Polly Ann, at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Lorenza Ward, Lovely, Ohio, and Ben and Phillip Ward, both of this city. Rev. Scott Castle was the officiating minister. Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-4-1957
WARD, Antna (Price)
1957
Native Of County Dies In Washington
Mrs. Rufus Sparks of White House received word Saturday that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Antna Ward, passed away at her home in Glenoma, WA. Mr. and Mrs. Ward moved to Washington several years ago and had always been a subscriber to the Paintsville Herald. They have one daughter (Geneva) Mrs. Wallace Meade and four grandchildren who live in Canada. Mrs. Ward is the daughter of Mrs. T.J. Price and the late Mr. Price of Henrietta. Mr. Ward is the son of Mrs. C.C. Ward and the late Mr. Ward, also of Henrietta. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 2, 1957
WARD, Joe D.
1883-1957
Joe D. Ward, 74, Offutt Resident Passes Saturday
Joe D. Ward, 74, well-known resident of Offutt, died in a local hospital at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, September 14, following an illness of several years. A member of a prominent Johnson County family, he was born at Offutt April 17, 1883, the son of Jefferson Davis and Sarah Hicks Ward.  A lifelong resident of Offutt, he was a successful farmer of that community. Surviving are three children, one daughter, Mildred, Offutt; two sons, Earl and Glen, both of Offutt; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Wells, Sr., and Mrs. Laura Preston, both of this city; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 15, by the Rev. Charles Perry, pastor of the Mayo Memorial Church of this city.  Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-18-1957


OCTOBER - 1957

ANDERSON, Grant
1882-1957
Veteran Railway Conductor Dies
Funeral Services Held Monday For Grant Anderson
Grant Anderson, 75, first conductor on the B. S. & K. R. Railway, died at his home here at 12:10 p.m., Saturday, October 12, after an illness of one year. He was the father of Glenn Anderson with the U.S. Employment Service at Prestonsburg. Born on March 23, 1882 in Magoffin County, he had been a resident of Paintsville for the past 27 years.  His parents were the late John and Louise Hammond Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving, besides the son, is his wife, Mary Kilbourne Anderson, and two brothers, Alex Anderson, Combs, Ky., and George Anderson, Hazard, Ky. Pallbearers were Charles Spradlin, Rogert T. Cooper, Roy Ross, Tom Butler and George C. Perry. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 12 at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. O.S. Simmerman officiating. Burial was made in the Trimble Cemetary at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-16-1957
AUXIER, Frances Jewell (Vance)
1930-1957
Services Tuesday At West Van Lear For Frances Auxier
Mrs. Frances Jewell Auxier, 27, wife of Robert Auxier of West Van Lear died Sunday in a local hospital after an illness of several months. She was born May 11, 1930, the daughter of Argus and Silvia Spears Vance. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband is a son, James Martin, age 4. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at the West Van Lear Baptist Church with Rev. M. R. Thomason, pastor of the First Baptist Church of this city, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-9-1957
BLANTON, Grover
1893-1957
Grover Blanton Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
Grover Blanton, 64, resident of Oil Springs, died of a heart attack at 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 28. The fatal seizure occurred suddenly while he was at work in the oil fields in Magoffin County. A native of Magoffin County, he was born September 4, 1893, the son of Marion and Elizabeth Conley Blanton. He had resided at Oil Springs most of his life. He was first married to Cynthia Blanton, who preceded him in death. He was later married to the former Mamie Meade, who suvives. Also surviving are eight children: five sons, Edgar, Wheelersburg; Ennie, Jackson, Ohio; Hassel, Falcon; Oakley, Staffordsville; Nickie Carl, Oil Springs; three daughters, Margie Conley, Oil Springs; Louise Harris, Miamisburg, Ohio; Lexie Mae Gullett, Ashland. Other suvivors include the following brothers and sisters: Johnnie Blanton, Mt. Sterling; Manford Blanton, Falcon; Amos Blanton, Jackson, Ohio; Floyd Blanton, Staffordsville; Hobert Blanton, Wheelersburg; Cynthia Estep, Wheelersburg; Lola Pennington, Oil Springs; Sola Russell, Waverly, Ohio; Alta Estep, Bossell, Ohio; Mary Risnor, Jackson, O.; Martha Hamilton, Akron, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 Thursday, October 31, at the Wheelersburg United Baptist Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-30-1957
BLANTON, Manford
1957
Manford Blanton, 91, Was Retired Farmer
Manford Blanton, 91, of Oil Springs, father of twenty-four children, twenty of whom are living, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, in a local hospital. He had been ill several months, and his death followed a leg amputation a few day ago. A native of Magoffin County, he was a son of the late John N. and Delilah Blair Blanton. He had lived at Oil Springs most of his life and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was married in 1895 to Miss Sola Whitt who died in 1923. Mr. Blanton had 15 children by his first wife and nine by his second wife, Lona Williams Blanton, who survives him. He leaves thirteen sons, John M. Blanton and Herbert Blanton, both of Oil Springs, Hobart Blanton, Oak Hill, Ohio, Orville Blanton, Washington C.H., Ohio, Oscar Blanton, Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Grant Blanton, Galena, Ohio, Edward Blanton, Urbana, Ohio, Lewis Blanton, Lucasville, Ohio, Clarence Blanton, London, Ohio, Erwin Blanton, Wheelersburg, Ky., Melvin and Chester Blanton, both of Oil Springs. James Blanton, U. S. Army, and one step-son, Fred Jackson, of Springfield, Ohio. Also surviving are seven daughters, Verna Collins, London, Ohio, Mella Dotson, New Boston, Ohio, Zella Jackson, St. Paris, Ohio, Stella Salyer, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Buretta Miller, Columbus, Ohio, Beatrice Butler, Springfield, Ohio, and Judy Wolf, Columbus, Ohio; 56 grandchildren: 70 great-grandchildren, and one great, great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 13, at the Oil Springs High School Gymnasium. Officiating ministers were F. F. Rigsby; and Rev. Millard Bryant. Music was furnished by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-16-1957
BLEVINS, Frank
1894-1957
Gunshot Wound Is Fatal To Frank Blevins
Staffordsville Man Buried Today
Frank Blevins, 63, of Staffordsville, died about 1:15 p.m. Monday in a local hospital of a bullet wound in the head, suffered about one hour earlier.  He was found in the kitchen of his home by his wife who had gone across the street to visit a relative, and who returned after hearing the shot. A .32 caliber pistol was found near the wounded man.  He had been in ill health for several years and his condition had worsened in recent weeks, it was reported.  He was a veteran of World War I and had followed farming as an occupation. He was born at Staffordsville on Jan. 29, 1894, a son of Rile and Susan Tackett Blevins.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margarett Kimbleton; one son, Frank Blevins, Jr., Staffordsville; four step-sons, Kern Kimbleton, Louisville, Carvin Kimbleton, Columbus, O., Cecil Kimbleton, Chicago, Ill., Ova Kimbleton, Ashland, Ky., and one step-daughter, Mrs. Ora Boleyn, Garrett, Ky.; also the following brothers and sisters, Grant Blevins, Waverly, Ky., Smith Blevins, Staffordsville, Mrs. Rose Lemaster, Lucasville, Ohio, and Mrs. Laura Broman, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Free Will Baptist Church at Staffordsville by Rev. John F. Ratliff. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-30-1957
BOLDEN, Leota (Dye)
1896-1957
Brief Illness Fatal Tuesday To Leota Bolden
Mrs. Leota Bolden, 60, wife of Jim Bolden of Van Lear, died in the UMWA hospital in McDowell at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, following an illness of two weeks. The daughter of Floyd and Almara Salyer Dye, she was born December 1, 1896, in Rowan County. She had made her home at Van Lear for the past forty-three years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Glen Bolden, Peru, Indiana, and Elbert Dye, Fairborn, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Stambough, Sitka, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, Volga; a half-sister, Dosha Dye, Barnetts Creek; one half-brother, Douglas Dye, Thealka. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 25, with Leonard Webb as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-30-1957
BOOTH, Kevin
1957-1957
Kevin Booth, One of Triplets, Dies in Springfield
Kevin Booth, one of a set of triplets, born March 2 of this year (1957) to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Booth, Springfield, Ohio, passed away in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, at 6:40 p.m., Friday, October 11, 1957. Besides his parents, he is survived by Keith and Karen, the other two of the triplets; two sisters, Debra and Brenda, and brothers Jackie, Garry and Larry (twins), and Jerry.  The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lon Booth, White House. Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. Mr. Booth is a brother of Everett and Clifford Booth of West Van Lear and Mrs. Carl Chandler, Paintsville, all former residents of White House. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1957
BOYD, Elsie Louise (Daniel)
1909-1957
Funeral Services at Chestnut Sat.
For Elsie Boyd
Mrs. Elise Louise Boyd, 48, of White House, died in a local hospital at 3:30 Thursday, October 31, after an illness of two days. Death was caused by a stroke. The daughter of Jeff and Almedia Daniel, she was born October 17, 1909, at Tomahawk. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had made her home at White House for the past 30 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1940. Surviving are nine children:  five sons, Bobby Boyd, Stuttgart Germany, Roy Lee, Chestnut, Ronald, Kenneth Ray and John Paul, all at home; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Carroll, Mrs. Mary M. Brown and Mrs. Fanny Yates, all of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Cora Sue Gearhart of this city. Also surviving are four brothers, Willie, Russell and George Daniel, all of Tomahawk, and John Daniel, Paulding, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church by Melvin Sesco and Earl Rowland. Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-6-1957
BROWN, William "Billie"
1880-1957
William Brown, Sitka Resident, Succumbs Friday
William (Billie) Brown, 77, died at his home at Sitka at 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, after an illness of several months. He was born in Floyd County April 18, 1880, the son of the late Larkin and Elisabeth Lewis Brown. He has spent most of his life at Sitka where he engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Merzie Castle Brown, and five children.  Three sons, Virgil, Ashland, Paul, Catlettsburg, Harry, Sitka.  Two daughters, Mrs. Guy Meade, Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Virgil Salyer, Catlettsburg.  Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Lona Moore, West Van Lear; Mrs. Serena Friend, California; Mrs. Sarah Lemaster and Mrs. Abbie Hitchcock, both of Volga; Mrs. Amanda Salyer, Louisa; and one brother, Aaron Brown, St. Mathews. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m., Sunday by Rev. S. C. Honeycutt. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Painstville Herald Wednesday 10-23-1957
BURCHETT, William "Willie"
1957
Willie Burchett Passes Saturday At Stambaugh
Willie Burchett, 71, died at his home at Stambaugh at 7:25 a.m. Saturday, October  5, after an illness of five months. He was born in this county November 18, 1885, the son of the late Landrum and Angeline Van Hoose Burchett. A member of the United Baptist Church he was a well-known farmer of the Stambaugh vicinity, where he had resided all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Alta Caudill Burchett and ten children: two sons, Otto Burchett, Kerz, and Ernest  Burchett, Borger, Texas; eight daughters, Miss Gusta Burchett, at home; Mrs. Wilma Castle, Ashland; Mrs. Mae Baldwin, Ashley, O.; Mrs. Sara Justice, Varney, W. Va.; Mrs. angeline Dearring, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Caudill, Kilbourne, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Caudill, Radnor, Ohio; Mrs. Nora Meade, Nippa. Also surviving are three brothers, Julius Burchett, Ulysses, Proctor, and Oscar Burchett,  both of Stambaugh, and one sister, Mrs. Millie Fleming, Varney, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 7, at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Willie Daniels as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-9-1957
INSERTED NOTE: April 2001: Willie's real name was William Andrew Burchett SOURCE:  Granddaughter of Willie Burchett Dianne Dearring
CAUDILL, William Benjamin
1868-1957
Aged Resident Of County Dies Thursday
Services Saturday For W.B. Caudill Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11:00 for William Benjamin Caudill, 89, one of the county’s oldest and most respected citizens who died at 6:20 a.m., Thursday, October 13, at his home at Asa after an illness of several weeks. The son of the late Stephen and Jincie Fairchild Caudill, he was born September 12, 1868 at Barnetts Creek. He had resided in the Asa community for the past sixty years and was a well- known farmer of that section. His wife, Ella Rice Caudill, preceded him in death nine years ago. Surviving are four children: two sons, Garrett Caudill, Washington Courthouse, OH, and Tilman Caudill, Dayton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Tackett, Staffordsville, and Mrs. Carl Tackett, Asa. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Services were conducted at the Beechwall United Baptist church with Millard Bryant and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 1957
CHANDLER, Henry Garfield
1880-1957
H. G. Chandler Retired Teacher, Dies Sunday
Masons Conduct Graveside Rites
Henry Garfield Chandler, 77, well-known member of a prominent Johnson County family, died at his home at Chandlerville at 11:15 p.m., Sunday, October 20, following a weeks illness. The son of the late James and Catherine Daniel Chandler, he was born in this county September 10, 1880. He had made his home at Chandlerville all of his life and was active in community and county affairs. He was a leader in the educational field and was a teacher in the Johnson County schools for more than fifty years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and of Chandlerville Lodge F. & A. M. He was married June 17, 1904, to the former Madge Davis, who preceded him in death November 8, 1956. Surviving are two sons, Earl (Red) Chandler, Van Lear, Lowell G. Chandler, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Mae Daniel, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, at the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Arthur Morris and Alfred Chandler as officiating ministers. The Masons conducted the graveside rites. Burial was made in the Davisville Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-23-1957
CLICK, Ada (Conley)
1884-1957
Services Sunday For Resident of Swamp Branch
Mrs. Ada Conley Click, 73, died at her home at Swamp Branch at 9:36 p.m., Thursday, October 3. She had been ill for the past five years. The daughter of Ben and Polly Ann Hackworth Conley, she was born April 21, 1884, in Floyd County, but had resided most of her life at Swamp Branch.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Joe Click to whom she had been married for fifty-four years. Also surviving are eleven children; five sons, Elzie, Amos, Leonard, all of Swamp Branch, Jerry and Merle, both of Riceville; six daughters, Malta Caudill, Riceville, Mazie Caudill, Okie Conley, Rushin Spears, Swamp Branch, Mary Lee Ramey, Shelby, Ohio, and Neva Joe Lemaster, Cho, Ohio.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Johnnie Conley, Silver Lake, Indiana; Anna Caudill, Plymouth, Ohio; Kattie Click, Ashland; Julia Stevens, and Winnie Merrit, both of Georgetown and Dolly Caudill, Lowmansville.  She also leaves 45 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 11:00 Sunday, October 6, with Claude Preston, Charlie Lemaster as officiating Ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-9-1957
CONLEY, John B.
1877-1957
John B. Conley Native OF County Dies Sunday
Civil Engineer Helped Build Panama Canal
John B. Conley, 80, brother of Heber Conley of this city, died Sunday night at 12:45 at his home in Louisville.  He suffered a stroke seven years ago which left him speechless., but had been critically ill only three days prior to his death. A civil engineer, he helped build the Panama Canal and other government projects. He was born in Johnson County on October 17, 1877, a son of the late Henry Clay Harris Conley ( H. C. H. ) He was married to Gertrude Spencer of Breathitt County.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Lexington. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Conley Wheeler with whom he mad his home, two grandchildren, Louisville, three sisters, Mrs. May Sherman, Mrs. Virginia Preston and Mrs. Stella Spradlin and his brother, Heber Conley, all of Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. today in Louisville. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery on Versailles Road, Lexington, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1957
CONLEY, Juanita (Trusty)
1915-1957
Mrs. Juanita Conley Dies In Local Hospital Following Brief Illness
Mrs. Juanita Conley, 42, wife of Bruce Conley of this city, died in a local hospital at 7:10 p.m. Monday, October 14, 1957, after an illness of one day. She was born in this county September 19, 1915, and was the daughter of Elihu Trusty of this city and the late Anna Ratliff Trusty. Surviving besides her husband is one brother, Troy Trusty, Ashland. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 17, 1957, at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church by Scott Conley and Mrs. Charlie Conley. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1957
CONLEY, Lonza
1881-1957
Brief Illness Fatal Thursday To Lonza Conley
Lonza Conley, 76, retired merchant, died in a local hospital at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 3, after an illness of three weeks. A native of Johnson County, he was born August 1, 1881, the son of Steve and Mary Salyer Conley.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and had been making his home in Catlettsburg. Survivors include his wife, Genoa Conley, and two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Conley, Staffordsville and Mrs. Odis Griffith, Catlettsburg.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Proctor Conley, Staffordsville, Buel Conley, city, Arzie Conley, Van Lear, Mrs. Stella Morris, Kerz, and Mrs. Lola Sturgill, Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 Sunday, October 6, from the United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Arthur Morris, John Pelphrey, and Willie McKenzie as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville herald Wednesday 10-9-1957
CORDIAL, Tera (Sparks)
1897-1957
HEART ATTACK FATAL WEDNESDAY TO TERRA CORDIAL
Mrs. Terra Cordial, 60, died of a heart attack at her home at Winifred at 9:30 a.m., October 2, 1957 following a years illness. A daughter of Jess and Ellen Lemaster Sparks, she was born in Johnson County September 11, 1897, and had been a lifelong resident of the Winifred community.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She had been married thirty three years to Jerry Cordial, who survives. Surviving, besides her husband are three children, two sons, J. L. , Flat Gap, Wilbur, Winifred, one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Lemaster, Winifred; two brothers, Elva Sparks, Barnetts Creek, Ova Sparks, Flat Gap; one sister, Mrs. Elza Murray, Sunbury, O., and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday October 4, 1957 at the Lower Frank’s Creek United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Lemaster Cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 9, 1957
DALE, Tony
1957
Tony Dale, 91, Passes Saturday
Tony Dale, one of Johnson County's oldest residents died in a local hospital at 3:40 p.m., Saturday, after a three week illness.  He was 91 years old. He was born in Johnson Country and had spent his entire life in the vicinity of Paintsville. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, at the residence by Rev. Scott Castle. Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery here. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 10-16-1957
ESTEP, Maudie (Stambaugh)
1889-1957
Services Sunday For Sitka Woman
Maudie Estep Passes In Chicago, October 09
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m.  Sunday, October 13, at the Sitka  Church of Christ, for Maudie Estep who died October 09, at the home of a son, James C. Estep, in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Estep who was 68 years old had been ill for one year prior to her death. Born in Johnson County on January 28, 1889, she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Thursa VanHoose Stambaugh. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Ben Estep, five sons, James C. and Omery Estep, both of Chicago, Illinois, Dewitt Estep, Blaine, KY., and Joel and Edgar Estep, both of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. Ada Hyslop of Nebraska and Mrs. Lyda VanHoose, Sharon, PA.  Also the following brothers and sister, Mrs. Fannie Davis, Sitka, Bruce and Paris Stambaugh, both of Sitka, J.V. Stambaugh and J.N. Stambaugh both of Paintsville, and Hervie Stambaugh, of Charley, KY. Officiating at the funeral services was the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt. Music was by the Tom’s Creek Singers. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Turneer, Henry Owens, Lesteer Adams Tom Witten, Arnold Lyons, Ben VanHoose, Arlie VanHoose, and Ben Stambaugh; Active pallbeaarers were: James Edward Stambaugh, Robert Stambaugh, Wince Stambaugh, Lee Garfield, Davis Russell Salyeers and Raymond Estep Burial was in the family cemetery at Kerz, KY. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1957
FYFFE, Joe Lee
1902-1957
Keaton Man Dies  En Route to Hospital
Joe Lee Fyffe, 55, died suddenly en route to a local hospital about seven o'clock Wednesday evening.  He was a resident of Keaton where he had lived for 15 years. Mr. Fyffe was born in Morgan County, April 13, 1902, a son of the late Cambridge and Susan Ferguson Fyffe. He was a pumper for the Ashland Oil and Refining Co. Surviving, besides his mother are his wife, Evelyn Isom Fyffe, one son, William Kenneth Fyffe of Harlem, Ga., two daughters, Mrs. Robert Dixon, Fostoria, Ohio and Hazel Fyffe, Keaton, and the following brothers and sisters; John E. Fyffe, Ashland, Richard Fyffe and Conn Fyffe, both of Keaton, C B. Fyffe, Martha, Mrs. Johnnie Fyffe, Skaggs, and Mrs. Gennis Sturgill, Martha. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 26, at the residence. Officiating were Rev. Robie Ferguson, Rev. Addie Ferguson and Rev. Jesse Smith. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-30-1957
FYFFE, Stephen Hamilton
1869-1957
Stephen H. Fyffe Dies Thursday
87-Year-Old Farmer Was Native of County
Stephen Hamilton Fyffe, 87, of Martha, Ky., and a native of Johnson County, died Thursday night in a Lexington hospital after an illness of a year. Mr. Fyffe was widely known in this locality where he had many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday at the Old Blaine Church at Martha by the Rev. Tom Bailey. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Fyffe was born November 1, 1869 at Keaton, a son of the late William Henry and Ann McKenzie Fyffe. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, and Masonic Lodge 616 at Flat Gap. Mr. Fyffe was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Melinda Fyffe, died 12 years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James Evans of Martha and Mrs. Clyde Skaggs of Flat Gap; two sons, Jack Fyffe of Louisa and Henry Fyffe of Wheelersburg, O., and eight grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-16-1957
HAGER, Fred V.
1876-1957
Death Takes Fred V. Hager Prominent Man Buried Today
Fred V. Hager, 80, prominent retired farmer and carpenter, died suddenly at his home on  Little Paint Creek, near East Point, about 7:30 p.m. Monday. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was born November 3, 1876 in Johnson County, a son of the late James Henry and Martha Dixon, Hager. He was a member of one of the county's finest pioneer families, and was held in respect and esteem by all who knew him. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Sally Badgett Hager, two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Harrington, Louisville; and Mrs. Mary Minton, Hager Hill, and one sister, Mrs. G. M. Stafford of this city. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., October 30 at the East Point Church by the Rev. John P. Carr. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-30-1957
HILLARD, Neva (Pack)
1916-1957
Mrs. Neva Hillard Dies In Ashland
Mrs. Neva Pack Hillard, 41, died in an Ashland hospital at 1:30 a.m., Sunday, October 20. The daughter of Charlie and Maude Roman Pack, she was born January 29, 1916, in Iowa, but had spent most of her life at West Van Lear. Surviving are her husband, Paul Hillard, five sisters, Mrs. S. F. Blake, St. John, Mich.; Mrs. W. E. Herrick, Covington; Mrs. Allen Wiley, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Mort Hall, Matthew; Mrs.  W. D. Rudd, Lexington; and one brother, Arlie Pack, Matthew. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 Tuesday, October 22, at the First Church of God in this city by Rev.  M    Kitchen and Robert Kitchen. Burial was in the family cemetery in Morgan County. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-23-1957
LEMASTER, William Mason
1883-1957
Man Dies Enroute Home From Friend's Funeral
William Mason Lemaster, 74, Lowmansville, died at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday of a heart attack while returning to his home after attending the funeral of a friend in the White House vicinity. Mr. Lemaster died at the home of John Henry Ward on the Lick Creek Hill where he had stopped about 10:30 after suffering an attack. Mr. Lemaster was born March 17, 1883 in Morgan County.  He was a retired farmer and miner. Surviving are his wife, Ollie Thompson Lemaster, six sons, Charlie Lemaster and Matthew Lemaster, both of Columbus, O., Jay Lemaster, Hilliard, Ohio, Bob Lemaster, Columbus, Ohio, Delano Lemaster, Lowmansville, and Richard Lemaster, Lowmansville, five daughters, Mrs. Ken Van Hoose, Sitka, Mrs. George Zeigler, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Paul Rowland, Columbus, Miss Jeanne Lemaster and Miss Carolyn Lemaster, both of Lowmansville, also one brother, Harrison Lemaster, Mahan, W. Va. and one sister, Ella Hunley, Lowmansville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete as the Herald is being printed. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 17, 1957
MUSIC, Christopher Columbus "Lum"
1957
AGED RESIDENT OF NIPPA DIES OCT.15
Services Friday for "Uncle Lum" Music
COLUMBUS MUSIC 89, one of Johnson County's oldest and most respected citizens, died Tuesday afternoon, October 15 1957 at the home of his son, Kelly Music at Nippa. "Uncle Lum" as he was  affectionately known to his many friends and neighbors, had been ill for the past year. He was born in Johnson County, the son of the late Abe & Rachel Collins Music, he had been a lifelong resident of the Nippa community. His Wife, Clarissa Castle Music preceded him in death September 25 1938. Survivors include, seven children: five sons, Kelly and Beecher, both of Nippa, Amos and  John Wesley both of Van Lear, McKinley, Greenwich, O. two daughters, Mrs.Virgie Ratliff,  Springfield, Ohio, Mrs Sarah Isaac, Nippa; 60 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 18, with Millard Van Hoose and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-23-1957
PUGH, Jeff
1908-1957
Evanston Resident Dies Suddenly While At Work
Jeff Pugh, 51, died suddenly at 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 4, while at work cutting timber. The son of Thomas and Sitha Ratliff Pugh, he was born January 22, 1908, in Pike County.  He had made his home at Evanston for the past six years where he worked as a miner and also had a contract to furnish timber for the mine. Survivors include his widow, Opal Hopkins Pugh, and six children; four sons, Lawrence, Larry, Nicky Ray, Harold Dean; two daughters, Clara Lee and Joyce Ann, all at home. Two brothers and a sister also survive, Ed Pugh, Grundy, Va., Mrs. Cora Hurley and James Pugh, both of Delaware. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 11:00 Sunday. Graveside rites and burial were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday in Ford Cemetery at Shelby. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1957
SMITH, Carol Sue
1941-1957
Rites Held Sunday at Boons Camp for Carol Smith
Miss Carol Sue Smith, 16-year-old daughter of Wendell and Inis Opal Perry Smith, died in a hospital in Wabash, Indiana, at 5:50 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, a victim of Rheumatic fever after an illness of three months. She was born May 20, 1941, in West Sunbury, Pa., but had resided in Wabash for the past five years and was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving besides her parents is a sister, Miss Martha Ellen Smith, Wabash, Ind. Funeral services were conducted from the little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27, with Garland Preston, Leonard Walters and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-30-1957
SPRADLIN, Connie Kay
1957
Rites Held Saturday For Connie K. Spradlin
Connie Kay Spradlin, 7 month-old daughter of Hendrick and Myrtle Daniel Spradlin, died at her home at Nippa at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, after an illness of three weeks. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: James Kenneth, Springfield, Ohio, Ruth, Doris, Charles, Larry, and Nancy, all at home. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and the burial follows in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 23, 
1957

STAMBAUGH, Nancy Jane (Fairchild)
1867-1957
KERZ RESIDENT PASSES FRIDAY SERVICES SUNDAY FOR NAN STAMBAUGH
Mrs. Nancy Jane Stambaugh, 89, widow of John T. Stambaugh, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Davis, Kerz, at 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, following an illness of five years. The daughter of the late Miller and Sarah Daniel Fairchild, she was born in this county October 28, 1867. Survivors include four children; three sons, Monroe Stambaugh, Ashland; Millard Stambaugh, Catlettsburg; Jeffie, Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. W. M. Davis, Kerz. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Ezra Fairchild, Ashland, Johnnie Fairchild, Lad. W. Va., Mrs. Susie Murray and Mrs. Emma Murrey, both of Ashland, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster, Kerz, and Mrs. Alice Green, Chandlerville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 20, at 11:00 at the Sugar Grove Church at Kerz with Lonzo Reed, Cullie Sparks and O.I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery on Franks Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 10-23-1957
VANHOOSE, Laura (Bayes)
1879-1957
Former Resident  Of County Dies In Ashland
Laura B. VanHoose Was Buried Sunday
Mrs. Laura Van Hoose, 78, died Thursday morning at her home in Ashland after an illness of five months. Mrs. Van Hoose was born in Johnson County, October 19, 1879, a daughter of the late George and Hannah Collinsworth Bayes. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a Gold Star Mother. She had been a resident of Ashland since 1927. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Ashland by the Rev. Willard Wilcox assisted by the Rev. Claude Van Hoose. Surviving are three sons, Estill Van Hoose, Ashland, and Arthur and Carl Van Hoose, both at home; three daughters, Cora Van Hoose, at home, Mr. Robert Castle, Stambaugh, and Mrs. Raleigh Rice, Carey, OH; two brothers, Harlan Bayes, Springfield, OH; and Newt Bayes, Ashland, three half brothers, John, Carl, and Frank Bayes, all of New Boston, OH; three sisters, Molly Murphy, Ashland, Mrs. Robert Hickman, Mechanicsburg, OH, and Mrs. Mae Kimble, Springfield, OH; one half sister, Mrs. Augusta Brown, New Boston, OH, 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 16, 1957
WADDLE, Arminta (Adams)
1886-1957
County Woman Succumbs Friday
Services Held Sunday For Arminta Waddle
Funeral services were held for Arminta Waddle, 71, at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct 13, at the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Waddle died at 5:00 a.m. October 11, in a local hospital after an illness of one month. She was a resident of Hammond where she had lived for 43 years. Born December 5, 1886 at Barnetts Creek, she was a daughter of the late James Henry and Lucinda Rice Adams. Mrs. Waddle was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was married on July 21, 1915 at White House to George Waddle who survives her. Other survivors are two sons, James Waddle, Catlettsburg, Frank Waddle, White House, two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, Paris Adams, Louisa, KY, John Adams, White House, Mrs. Beecher Daniels, White House, and Mrs. Pete Sites, Boons Camp, Mrs. Henry Blackburn, Kenova, WV, Mrs. Wiley Daniel, White House, Bill Adams, Louisa, and Mrs. Troy Conley, Collista. Officiating ministers were Rev. Melvin Sesco and Rev. Vern Conley. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Hammond. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 16, 1957
WARD, Jim
1870-1957
Funeral Services Held Sunday For Jim Ward
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday for Jim Ward, 87, who died Saturday morning at his home at River following a heart attack.  He had been ill only four days. He was born at River on November 8, 1870, a son of Shadrick and Lavina Ward. He had been a lifelong resident of the River vicinity where h followed the occupation of farming. Surviving are one brother, Steve Ward, River, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels, River and Mrs. Selina Van Hoose, Tutor Key. Funeral services were held at the home of his nephew, Virgil Ward, by Rev. Cully Spark, Rev. Florida Lyon, and Rev. Bud Wiley. Burial was made in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-16-1957


NOVEMBER - 1957

BALDWIN, Elda
1909-1957
Elda Baldwin Rites Thursday At Oil Springs
Elda Baldwin, 48, died in a local hospital Monday, November 1, 1957, at 11:50 a.m. following an illness of a few days. A native of Johnson County, she was born January 11, 1909, the daughter of Dock and Mary Spradlin Baldwin.  A lifelong resident of Oil Springs she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are four brothers and one sister. Alex Baldwin, South Vienna, Ohio, Elmer, Ashland, Ellis and Eulis, Oil Springs, Mrs. Estalena Selvage, Sunbury, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 1957, from the United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Prater Blair, Lonza Reed and Thurman Caudill as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 20, 1957
BLAIR, Dewey
1899-1957
DEWEY BLAIR, 58, DENVER RESIDENT, DIES TUESDAY
Dewey Blair, 58, resident of Denver, died in a local hospital Tuesday morning, November 19. He had been ill for two years. A native of Johnson County, he was born August 9, 1899, the son of the late Green and Malinda Lemaster Blair.  He had lived at Denver for the past thirty-three years where he was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Prior to retirement he was employed by the Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Company. Surviving are his widow, Mary Blair, and three children; one son, Hansel Blair, Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Avonell Hitchcock and Mrs. Eula Faye Gullett, both of Denver. Also surviving are two brothers, Lacy Blair and John B. Blair, both of Barnetts Creek and a sister, Mrs. Erie Graves, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, with Francis Blair and Millard O'Brien as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-20-1957
BLAIR, Linda Sue
1957-1957
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR BLAIR INFANT
Linda Sue Blair, age 6 months, died at her home in Barnetts Creek at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 11, of pneumonia.  She was born April 17, 1957, the daughter of Ervin and Maxie Osborne Blair. Surviving are two brothers, Samuel Paris and Ervin, at home.  Also two sisters are surviving, Myra Kay and Brenda at home. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, with Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial followed in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-13-1957
BUTCHER, Mary Elizabeth
1957
Dies November 17 In Morehead
Funeral Tuesday for Mother of Prof. George Butcher
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Butcher, widow of the late Frank M. Butcher, and mother of Prof. George W. Butcher of Thelma died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Allie Parker in Morehead, Sunday, November 17.  She was married to Frank M. Butcher on December 6, 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Butcher lived in Johnson County until 1911 when they moved to Rowan County.  In 1920, they moved to Goshen O., where her husband died on December 10, 1937.  for the past several years, Mrs. Butcher had lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Allie Parker of Morehead. Surviving besides Prof. Butcher and Mrs. Parker are eight other children, H. H. Butcher, Bypro, Ky., John M. Butcher, former county court clerk of Rown County, and now a retired employee of the Tennessee Gas Transmission  company; Mrs. J. M. Caudill, Mrs. J. M. Groves; Mrs. Caleb Brummett, Leonard Buther, Walter Butcher and Frank Butcher, all of Ohio. Preceding her is death were two children, James N. Butcher and Cynthia Butcher. Also surviving are one half-brother, George W. Perry and one half-sister, Mrs. Laura Mills, both of Martin county, 43 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. One granddaughter, Mrs. Anne b. Hail, is Representative elect to the General Assembly from Floyd County. Mrs. Butcher's life was an inspiration to all of her relatives.  Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances. Her funeral was conducted at the First Baptist Church of Morehead on Tuesday, November 19. Interment was in the Coshen Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-20-1957
CHILDERS, Joe
1895-1957
Joe Childers, Thelma Resident, Passes Monday
Joe Childers, 62, retired minister of Thelma, died in a local hospital Monday morning, November 4, following an illness of eighteen months. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was born February 22, 1895, the son of the late Perry and Susan Preston Childers. He was a well-known and respected member of the Thelma community, where he ad lived all of his life.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and local 8161 U. M. W. A. Survivors include his widow, Elma Ward Childers, and one son, Johnnie Childers, Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, with L. T. Preston, Sam Preston and Reggie Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-6-1957
COLLINS, Sonnie
1872-1957
SONNIE COLLINS PASSES FRIDAY AT RICEVILLE
Sonnie Collins, 85, died at his home at Riceville at 10:00 p.m. Friday, November 1,(1957), after an illness of two months. He was born in Virginia April 21, 1872, the son of the late John W. and Maymie Conley Collins. A merchant and farmer, he had made his home in the Riceville vicinity most of his life. He was a member of the United Baptist CHurch. Surviving is one son, Johnnie Collins, Riceville. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 11:00 Sunday, November 3, by Millard Bryant. Burial followed in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-6-1957
COLLINS, Willard
1944-1957
SERVICES SATURDAY FOR 13 YEAR-OLD WILLARD COLLINS
Willard Collins, 13 year-old son of Elzie and Alice Mullins Collins, died at his home at Williamsport November 21, (1957) at 7:30 a.m. of a brain tumor. He was born at Williamsport August 24, 1944, and had been ill for the last nine months. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters:  William Robert Collins, Elzie, Jr., Roger Lee, Frank Marion, Betty Lou, Charlotte Jean, and Doris Ann, all at home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m. from the Free Will Baptist Church with James Lyon  and Melvin Sesco as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-27-1957
DANIEL, John R.
1882-1957
Heart Attack Fatal Saturday To John Daniel
John R. Daniel, 75, died at his home at Thealka at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 1957 following a heart attack. The son of John H. and Mahala Johnson Daniel, he was born August 19, 1882, in Lawrence County.  A farmer of the Thealka community, he had resided in that vicinity for the past ten years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Lillian Daniel; a son, Paul Daniel, Thealka; two children by previous marriages, John Andrew Daniel, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Sonny Slone, Starret, W. Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Betty Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; a stepson, Mitchell VanHoose, Thealka, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Ham Spears, Ashland; Mrs. Walter Fitch, Lackey, Harrison Daniel, South Point, Ohio, James Daniel, Lackey, Bee Daniel, Prestonsburg; Everette, Bill and Ersell, all of Garrett; Charles Daniel, Garner. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 11, from the Toms Creek United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks and Florida Lyon as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Patrick. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 13, 1957
DELONG, Cynthia Ann (Hurt)
1844-1957
Services Friday For Resident Of Johns Creek
Cynthia Ann Delong, 73, died in a Lexington hospital Tuesday, November 26, 1957, at 6:15 a. m. following an illness of one year. The daughter of the late Joe and Malissa Franklin Hurt she was born in Johnson County, May 8, 1844 and was a lifelong resident of Johns Creek. Her husband Kenis S. Delong, preceded her in death May 27, 1949. Surviving are five children; four sons, Lee Delong, Hager Hill; Sanford Delong, Van Lear; Estill Delong, Detroit, Michigan; Luther Delong, with the U. S. Army in Alaska; one daughter, Mrs. Verna Goble, Chicago, Ill. Also surviving are three brothers, Bascom Hurt, Weeksbury; Thomas ( Hop ) Hurt, Auxier; Richard Hurt, Weeksbury; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 29, 1957, at 1:30 p.m., at the Philadelphia Church of Christ with the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery on Johns Creek. Paintsville herald Wednesday December 4, 1957
EDWARDS, Nell (Atkinson)
1957
Mrs. W. Edwards Niece Of Local Woman, Dies
Heart Attack Proves Fatal To The Former Miss Nell Atkinson
Mrs. W.C. Edwards, about 65, niece of Mrs. Fred Atkinson of this city and the late Mr. Atkinson, died November 12 at her home in Nashville, Tenn. A civic and religious leader, she had been active in church work for many years, and had served as former president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the West End Methodist Church of Nashville. She was also a member and past president of the Rachel Bryan Sunday School class. Mrs. Edwards died after a heart attack. She had not been ill previously. She was the former Miss Nell Atkinson of Salyersville, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. H. W. Atkinson. She went to Nashville in 1906. She was married to W. C. Edwards, retired executive of the Red Kap Garment Company of Nashville, who survives. A graduate of the Kings' school for speech, Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Edwards presented book reviews at many local club and civic meetings. She was vice president of the Book club and a former chairman of the Centennial Club's book review department. Her other memberships and offices include past president of the Wednesday Study Club and the General James Robertson chapter, D.A.R., which she formerly served as recording secretary. Besides her husband, survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Otis Lamount Frost, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. James W. Ward and Mrs. Carl Hammond, both of Nashville; a brother, George Atkinson, Dallas, Texas, and five grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in Nashville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday November 27, 1957
ELLIOTT, Alma (Duncan)
1887-1957
Mrs. Alma Elliott, Native Of County, Dies In Oklahoma
Services were held Thursday for Mrs. Alma Coulson Elliott, age 70, who died at her home in Seullin, Okla., after a short illness. Born January 11, 1887, in Johnson county, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan of West Van Lear, where she spent most of her life. She moved to Seullin about two years ago.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. She is survived by her husband, H. M. Elliott, one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Shepherd, Louisville, three sons, Arlo Wallace, Xenia, O., John Charles Coulson, Franklin, Ohio and Russell Coulson, Tipp City, O., one brother, Scott Duncan, Day- ton, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were held in the Bahner Chapel, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim House officiating. Internment was at Seullin with the Bahner Funer- al Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were J. H. Elliott, L. R. Elliott, Allie Donager, Paul Lemons, Ernest Hicks and Floyd Stephens. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-13-1957
GAMBILL, John C.
1875-1957
JOHN GAMBILL, RETIRED FARMER, DIES AT RIVER
John C. Gambill, 82, well-known farmer of River, died at his home at 9:25 Tuesday, November 12, 1957 following a brief illness. The son of William Henry and Alafair Ward Gambill, he was born in Lawrence County, June 7, 1875. He had made his home at River for the past seventy years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Elizabeth Harris Gambill preceded him in death April 25, 1953. Surviving are seven children:  three sons, Harry Gambill, Lancaster, Ohio, Harmon Gambill and John C. Gambill, Jr., both of River; four daughters, Mrs. Ida Mae Wigglesworth, Pikeville, Mrs Herschel Spears, Mrs. Mildred Sturgill, both of Ironton, Ohio; Mrs. Tommy Roberts, city.  A sister, Mrs Sallie Perry of Huntington, W. Va., also survives. Funeral services were conducted Friday, at 10:00 a.m., from the River United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks, Florida Lyon and Germ Walters as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  11-20-1957
GREEN, John C.
1886-1957
John C. Green, Retired Miner, Dies Wednesday
Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Georges Creek United Baptist Church for John C. Green, 70, resident of Lowmansville, who died in a local hospital,  November 13. Death was attributed to flu and occured after an illness of three weeks. A retired miner he had made his home at Lowmansville for the past forty-five years. He was born December 4, 1886, in Lawrence County, the son of George and Mary Ramey Green. He was married March 23, 1908, in Ironton, Ohio, to the former Ella Castle, who survives. Also surviving are three children; two sons, Ira Green,  Lowmansville, Ora green, Ashland; one daughter, Ollie Mae Preston, Columbus, Ohio. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Minuard Green, Chandlerville, J. J. Green, City. Sam Green, Lowmansville, Frank and Lawrence, both of Ohio; Pherbia Jane Castle, city, Zora Sparks, Lowmansville, Melissa Sparks, Lowmansville. Officiating ministers were Willie Daniel, Jarrett Cordle and Florida Lyons. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-20-1957
GRIFFITHS, Merida
1957
KILLED FRIDAY BY AUTOMOBILE SERVICES AT ESTILL FOR FORMER MINER
Merida Griffith, 78, was killed instantly Friday when struck by a car as he was returning from church services at Estill.  He was the father of Mrs. Burns Van Hoose of Thealka. He was a native of Greenup County, the son of the late Dave and Rachel Riddle Griffith.  A retired miner, he had formerly lived at Thealka and Auxier, but had resided at Estill for the past thirty years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the East Point Lodge 657 F & AM. Surviving besides his daughter, Mrs. Van Hoose, are three other daughters, Mrs. Virginia Roop and Mrs. Madaline Woodall, both of Estill, and Mrs. Ray Daniels, Ashland.  Also surviving is a brother, Issac Griffith, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, at the Estill Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Douglas Burkett and Rev.Green Boyd.  Graveside rites were conducted by the Masons. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Wayland. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-6-1957
HAMPTON, Harry
1957
Harry Hampton, Victim Of Flu, Passes Friday
Harry Hampton, 74, retired miner of Wittensville, died in a local hospital at 2:05 a.m., Friday, November 15, a victim of flu following an illness of two weeks. The son of Jesse and Clarenda Collins Hampton, he was born at Wittensville and was a lifelong resident of that community. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of U. M. W. A. Survivors include his widow, Virgie Young Hampton and nine children: three sons, Robert Jackson Hampton, Howard Hampton, both of Whittensville; William Harry Hampton, Thealka; six daughters, Lizzie Mollette, Springfield, Ohio; Josie Tackett, Staffordsville; Virginia Frazier, Wittensville; Gertrude Castle, Franklin, Ohio; Sarah M. Tackett, Wittensville. Also surviving are following brothers and sisters: John Hampton, Hager Hill, Nelson Hampton, Whitesburg, Bill Hampton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ervin Hampton, Covington, Edd Hampton, Martin, Mrs. Noel Ratliff, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Sunday with Claude Preston as the officiating minister. Burial was in the Hampton cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-20-1957
HOWARD, Paul
1935-1957
Paul Howard, Local Resident, Dies Wednesday
Paul Howard, 22, lifelong resident of this city, died Wednesday afternoon, November 20, in an Ashland hospital after an illness of eighteen months. The son of Dora Howard of this city and the late Ernie Howard he was born April 15, 1935. Surviving besides his mother are three sisters, Geraldine Howard and Mrs. Julia Ratliff, both of this city and Mrs. Shirley Ann Montgomery of Findlay, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from the Southside Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Scott Castle. Burial was in the family cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-27-1957
MCCARTY, Mary (Fitchpatrick)
1888-1957
Mary McCarty, Denver Woman Dies Saturday
Mrs. Mary McCarty, age 69, died at her home at Denver at 4:45 p.m., Saturday, November 9, after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Johnson Co., April 15, 1888, the daughter of John and Sarah Fitchpatrick. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Tobe McCarty, Denver, and Jack McCarty, Paintsville. One daughter, Mrs. Grace Burnside, Westville, OH, and two brothers, Bud Fitchpatrick, Paintsville and Elliott Fitchpatrick, Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, with Vern Conley, Charlie Lemaster and Earl Ratliff officiating ministers. Burial followed in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV 13, 1957
MCCOY, Leonard
1900-1957
AUXIER MAN DIES THURSDAY OF HEART ATTACK
Leonard McCoy, 57, died suddenly of a heart attack at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, November 28, 1957 while enroute to a hosptial. The son of the late Ezekiel and Mary Neff McCoy, he was born in Boyd County February 17, 1900. A retired miner, he had made his home at Auxier for the past five years. His widow, May Burchett McCoy survives. They were married in Paintsville, February 20, 1922. Other survivors include a daughter; Mrs. Arnold McNealy Jr., Akron, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Bates, North Matewan, W.Va., two brothers, Richard McCoy, Alexandria, Va.;  Charlie McCoy, Auxier. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, from the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald 12-4-1957
MEADE, Sammy
1957
Sammie Meade, Former Resident, Passes Tuesday
Sammie Meade, 57, died Tuesday, November 19, of a heart attack at his home at Catlettsburg. A former carpenter and farmer, he was a native of Johnson County the son of John and Mary Estep Meade. Survivors include his widow, Gertrude Hamilton Meade, five sons and two daughters. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Andy Meade, Catlettsburg; George Meade, Staffordsville, Rhodes Meade, Staffordsville, Tom Meade, Lacey, Mrs. Linnie Blanton, Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Lura Conley, Staffordsville, Mrs. Rule Ealey, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 Friday, November 22, from the United Baptist Church at Staffordsville, with Claude Preston and James Lyons as officiating ministers. Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-27-1957
PAIGE, Sola Hazel (Ramey)
1957
Mrs. Sola Hazel Paige, 46, of Wayland, died November 18, at the McDowell Memorial Hospital at 12:12 p.m., following a long illness. She was the wife of Harlan Paige and the daughter of Nathaniel Ramey and the late Mrs. Sarah Blair Ramey, of Johnson County. Surviving sons and daughters are Gauley Edward Paige, Mrs. Louise Alexander  aand Mrs. Barbara Hall, all of Wayland; Mrs. Edna May Conley, of Mousie, Harlan Paige, Jr., James Robert Paige, Donald Ray Paige, Virginia Paige and Shirley Ann Paige, all at home.  Brothers and sisters surviving are  Edward Ramey, Holden, W. Va., Mrs. Lola Williams, Wittensville,  Mrs. Rushie Witten, of Van Lear, Mrs. Mattie Click, of Green Rock, and Mrs. Sarah Webb in Indiana. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday, November 20 at 10 a.m. at the home, the Rev. Wayne Blanton officiating.  Burial was made in the Dwale cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-27-1957
PELPHREY, Bertha Mae (Spencer)
1912-1957
Bertha Pelphrey, Local Resident, Dies Thursday
Bertha Mae Pelphrey, 45, died at her home in Paintsville at 5:10 a.m. November 28, 1957, of Brights disease after an illness of ten months. The daughter of Tobe Spencer, deceased, and Laura Ratliff Spencer of this city she was born at Van Lear, on March 12, 1912, and had been a resident of this city all her life. Survivors include the husband, Frank Pelphrey, the following sisters, Mrs. June Lucas, Covington; Mrs. Flora Musie, Martin; and Mrs. Francis Hunley, Collista. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 1, 1957, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pentecostal church with Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. John Marshall as officiating ministers.  Burial followed in the family cemetery in Paintsville, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-4-1957
PICKLESIMER, R.B.
1957
R. B. Picklesimer Dies Of Heart Attack In Englewood, Calif.
R. B. Picklesimer, 83, died at his home in Englewood, Calif., Tuesday, November 19, 1957, of a heart attack. Preceding him in death were two brothers, G. A. Picklesimer, Sr., Meally, J. M. Picklesimer, Meally,  and Priscilla Picklesimer Ramer of East Point. Surviving are two brothers, Homer Picklesimer of Volga and Kendrick Picklesimer of Indiana. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews in this county, including G. L. Ramey and Dr. F. M. Picklesimer. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 27, 1957
PRESTON, McKinley "Mack"
1893-1957
Mack Preston, Local Resident, Dies Wednesday McKinley Preston, 63, died Wednesday evening, November 20, in a local hospital where he had been a patient for three days. Affectionately known as Mack, his sudden death came as a shock to his many friends in this vicinity. He was born in Floyd County November 30, 1893, the son of the late John H. and Vina Gibson Preston, both widely known in this section and members of families associated with the progress and development of the valley. Mack had lived in Paintsville since early childhood and was identified with the business life of the city.  In association with his father, he established the firm of John H. Preston & Son, which was recognized as one of the leading mercantile establishments of the Big Sandy Valley and served the people of this area as a shopping center for many years. He later was employed in the advertising of The Paintsville Herald and contributed news releases to various newspapers. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Wes Mason, and two grand- daughters, Lydia Nell and Joy Mae. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m.,  Friday, November 22, at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Perry and Rev. O. M. Simmerman officiating.  Active pallbearers were Clarence Melvin, Jr. Otto Preston, William B. Hazelrigg, Byron Nunnery, Homer Castle, Adrian Collins, Robert Webb, Quentin Burchwell.  Honorary pallbearers were James W. Turner, Sidney Webb, B. H. Vaughan, Deward Price, Milo Preston, Ray Allen, Ralph Allen, and Charles T. Rule. Burial was in the family cemetery at Drift. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 27, 1957
SPEARS, Lucy (Akers)
1872-1957
Brief Illness Fatal Saturday To Lucy Spears
Services Monday For Well-Known Woman
Mrs. Lucy Akers Spears, life long resident of Paintsville, died at her home on Main Street at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 2, after a short illness. Mrs. Spears, daughter of Captain George Jackson Allen and Nancy Rice Allen, was born October 15, 1872, in Paintsville. She was married to Thomas G. Akers of Abingdon, Virginia, in 1887.  To this union were born four children, Roy Jack, Vivian, McKinley, and Dewey, all of whom preceded her in death. She later married Ham Spears of Paintsville, since deceased. A member of First Methodist Church from early girlhood, Mrs. Spears taught a Sunday School class for many years.  She was a consecrated Christian loved by many, old and young. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sue Fairchild of Inez, Ky., and Mrs. Fred Howes of Paintsville, and a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, from the First Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. O. M. Simmerman, officiating. Active pallbearers were Bob Allen, William Allen, Brown Allen, William Martin, John L. Spears, Kenton Fairchild, John G. Wheatley, and Fred Fairchild.  Honorary pallbearers were Ben Vaughan, Garland Rice, W. b. Bailey, D. H. Dolton, L. J. Hampton, Herman Wheeler, Charles Brand, J. F. Radcliffe, William Garland, W. A. Johnson, and Russell Hager. Burial was in the Town Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-6-1957
WILLIAMS, Gladys (Frazier)
1904-1957
SERVICES SUNDAY FOR RESIDENT OF RED BUSH
Mrs. Gladys Frazier Williams, 53, died at her home at Red Bush at 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 29, 1957 after an illness of several months. Born in this county May 16, 1904, the daughter of Art and Clara Brown Frazier, she had made her home at Red Bush for the past thirty five years where she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are eight children;  five sons, Douglas, Dayton, OH; Garry, Lowell, Paul and Garret, all of Red Bush; three daughters, Clara Sue Burchett, Medway, OH; Erma Katherine Wells, Cleveland, OH; Dixie VanHoose, Dayton, OH.  Also surviving are three brothers, Garland Frazier, Wheelersburg, OH; Steve and Hampton Frazier both of Elan; and one sister Mrs. Verdie Trimble, South Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 Sunday, December 1, from the Bethel Church at Flat Gap with Vencil Pelphrey, Charlie Estep, Tommie Bailey, and Lonza Reed as officiating minters. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-4-1957
WOODS, Dennie
1957
DENNIE WOODS SUDDEN VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK
Dennie Woods, 56, died at his Home in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, November 20, the victim of a sudden heart attack.  He was the brother of Mrs. Ollie Brown of this city. The son of Samuel  and Elizabeth Fitchpatrick Woods, he was born in this county, but had resided in Columbus for the past ten years. Other survivors include his widow Frankie Hannah Woods, and five children; four sons, Earl Woods, Grove City, Ohio; Ernest, Samuel and Leroy Woods, Grove City Ohio; Ernest, Samuel and Leroy Woods, all at home; one daughter, Mrs. Lafonda Robinette, Columbus, Ohio.  A brother, Basil Woods, Leander, also survives. Funeral services were con- ducted Saturday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m. at the Leander School with Adron Davis and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 27, 195


DECEMBER - 1957



ADKINS, Harriett (Adkins)
1874-1958
Pneumonia Fatal To Aged Woman Of Van Lear
Mrs. Harriett Adkins, 83, died of pneumonia at her home at Van Lear December 16 1957 at 11:20 a.m. following a week's illness. The daughter of David and Kathy Goble Adkins, she was born March 8, 1874 at Van Lear and had resided there all her life.  She was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, George Adkins, preceded her in death January 6. 1927. Survivors include three sons, Bud and Kent Adkins, both of Van Lear; Wallace Adkins, Wabash, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Hayden, Meally, Mrs. Virgil Delong, Van Lear; one brother, William Music, Meally; one sister, Mrs. Nerva Jane Tackett, Beech Creek, W. VA. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, from the home of her son Kent, with the Rev. Spurgeon Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-1-1958
BAYES, Beecher
1892-1957
Beecher Bayes Dies December 11 Of Heart Attack
Beecher Bayes, 65, King Addition resident, dies of a sudden heart attack at his home Wednesday morning, December 11. The son of William and Sidney Lewis Bayes, he was born in Johnson County February 12, 1892. He was a veteran of World War I and engaged in farming prior to his retirement. Survivors include his widow, Bessie BLanton Bayes; one son William Elzie Bayes, U.S. Navy, Brunswick, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Porter, Salem, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Lewis, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1:00 from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with C. C. Hall as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-18-1957
BLANTON, James Kendrick
1895-1957
J.K. BLANTON, VOLGA RESIDENT, DIES DECEMBER 10
James Kendrick Blanton, 62, resident of Volga, died from the effects of a stroke Tuesday, December 10, in Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland.  He had been ill for the past seven years. The son of Sanford and Sarah Ann Blanton, he was born September 6, 1895 at Volga.  Prior to his illness he engaged in farming. Survivors include his widow, Lizzie Blanton; two sons, James Douglas, Ashland, Harry Sanford Blanton, Volga; one daughter, Mrs. Hershell McKenzie, Ashland,; and the following brothers and sisters; George Blanton, Volga; Albert Blanton, Ironton, Ohio; Mrs. Oak Williams, Red Bush; Mrs. Edgar Lemaster, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Mrs. Rexford Trimble, Volga; Mrs. Vernie Butler, city. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 12:00 Thursday with Rev. Lonza Reed and Rev. Jimmy Blanton as officiating ministers.  Burial was made in the Blanton Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 18, 1957
COLLINS, Hannah (Hogans)
1957
HANNAH COLLINS PASSES SUNDAY AT VAN LEAR
Mrs. Hannah Collins, 90, died at 11:05 Sunday, December 8, at Van Lear at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Dan Arms, with whom she had been living for the past eighteen months.  She had been ill for six weeks. The daughter of the late George and Martha Hogans, she was born in Morgan County, but had made her home at Collista.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, Garfield Collins, preceded her in death. Survivors include seven children; two sons, Add Collins, Denver; Charlie Collins, Salyersville; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Centers, Collista; Mrs. Ida Arms, Thealka; Mrs. Martha Arms, East Point; Mrs. Golda Centers, Denver; Mrs. Nettie Reed, Ironton, Ohio; one brother, Jim Columbus, Salyersville; 39 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, from the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Millard Van Hoose as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Rock House. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 11, 1957
COOPER, John Hannibal
1872-1957
PAINTSVILLE LAWYER DIES
Funeral Services Thursday At First Christian Church
John Hannibal Cooper, born August 1, 1872, died December 17, 1957, content that he had achieved his two ambitions, to live an honest lawyer and die a Christian gentleman. A talent for both was bred into him. His father, Judge Archibald Cooper and his mother, Mary Minerva Litteral, were each a distillation of long lines of staunchly honest, Scotch-Irish and English tradespeople, lawyers, preachers and doctors.  His father and his brother, H. H. Cooper, were respected members of the Salyersville Bar and after a basic education at John R. Long's "Medina Seminary" at Oil Springs and John Wheatley's School at Paintsville; after reading law, in the law offices of Ben Conley and T. S. Kirk at Paintsville, and after passing his bar examination under Judge J. F. Bailey, John Hannibal Cooper returned to Salyersville and practiced briefly with his father and brother, their shingle reading proudly, "Cooper and Cooper". The opportunity for service lured John Hannibal briefly away from his chosen profession. Realizing the dire need of his people for more efficient communications in those steamboating days just before the Mayo coal boom and the run of the century, and learning of Alexander Graham Bell's new invention, he organized the first telephone company in the Eastern Kentucky mountains and moved with it to Louisa.  Having seen his mother and his sisters labor long hours with needle and thread, another invention, Elias Howe's sewing machine, caught his fancy and when the old C & O, the Elizabethtown, Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad Company, extended its branch line from Catlettsburg up the Big Sandy to haul out the Mayo coal, its earliest cargo included Singer sewing machines assigned to John Hannibal Cooper and destined to relieve some mountain housewife of much of her drudgery.  His Singer sewing machine business brought John Hannibal Cooper from Louisa back to Paintsville where he met and on April 27, 1904, married Beatrice Preston, daughter of Thomas S. and Victoria Spradlin Preston.  To this long and happy union were born: Hysell P. Cooper, who died June 13, 1957, a Rear Admiral, retired, United States Navy; Lawrence Cooper, who died in infancy, and Victoria McEldowney, R.T. "Tommy" Cooper and John E. Cooper, who survive him.  His good wife, Beatrice, preceded him in death, October 12, 1950. In 1918, the discovery of the Johnson-Magoffin oil pool persuaded John Hannibal to part company with his sewing machines and for a few hectic years he followed the spoor of the oil rigs and ox-drawn casing and tanks.  Then-his wanderings behind him-and the heat gone from his blood, he came home to his first love, the practice of law and pursued it diligently the rest of his days.  This old brother neither looked for nor found fame or riches, but he did achieve through loyal and honest service as lawyer to his people, a contentment, a satisfaction and a respect that surpasses the other.  He served one term as police judge and one term as commonwealth's attorney but it was in the simple duties of his profession, in helping some little man with a big problem, that he found his peace and his place. His other love was his church. The First Christian Church was almost as young as John Hannibal when he joined it shortly after the turn of the century.  He served it faithfully, as Sunday Shcool superintendent, as trustee, as deacon, as elder and simply as member of the congregation.  In its struggling years, he was one of the pillars of strength.  On many a bleak Sunday, when there was no preacher, John Hannibal was at the door to welcome the earliest worshippers. This good man died an Elder Emeritus of the First Christian Church and an honorary director of the Johnson County Bar Association.  His years were good years and he takes with him the love of his family, the gratitude of the people, and the respect of his profession. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 19, at the First Christian Church. Burial will be made in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery here. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 18, 1957
COX, Martin
1878-1958
Services Monday At Flat Gap For Martin Cox
Funeral services were conducted at the Bethel Church at Flat Gap Monday for Martin Cox 79, who died at his home at Red Bush Saturday, December 28, 1957, at 11:30 a.m. following an illness of three days. A livelong resident of Red Bush, he was born August 4, 1878, the son of Sylvester and Jane Cox.  He engaged in farming and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-1-1958
GOBLE, James Walker
1878-1957
Davella Man, Passes Dec. 2
James Walker Goble, 79, resident of Davella, died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m., December 2, of a heart condition after an illness of three weeks. A retired miner, he was born May 7, 1878 in Martin County, the son of John and Crassie Harlin Goble.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are six children:  three sons, John W., Van Lear, Alex, West Van Lear, Eugene Goble, Ashland, three daughters, Anna Goble, Endicott; Lydia Collins, Van Lear; Arena Burton, Van Lear.  Also surviving are two brothers, John Goble, West Van Lear; Abe Goble, Inez.; two sisters, Alice Sester, Endicott; Elaine Wells, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a,m,m Thursday, December 5, from the church of Christ at West Van Lear with Rev. Spurgeon Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Davella. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1957
GOBLE, Raleigh K.
1891-1957
Raleigh K. Goble, Leander Man Dies December 8
Raleigh K. Goble, 68, resident of Leander, died in a local hospital December 8, at 6:40 a.m. The son of William H. and Elizabeth Rice Goble, he was born at Denver September 19, 1891. He was a well-known farmer and merchant of that vicinity and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, Mary Blair Goble, and four sisters:  Mrs. Jim v. Trimble, West Van Lear; Mrs. Burnis Hackworth, Blue Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Herschell Brown, Leander; Mrs. Bruce Blair, Leander. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 Tuesday, December 10, from the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Claude Preston and Millard Bryant as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1957
GOEBEL, Cora L. (Howard)
1957
Dies December 8
Mrs. Cora L. Goebel, 78 of Auxier, aunt of Mrs. Cora Thomas of this city, died at the Prestonburg General hospital, at 11 p.m. Sunday, December 8. She had been ill for six years.  Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mrs. Goebel was the daughter of the late Reubin and Sallie Richardson Howard, and the wife of W. G. Goebel, who survives.  She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are one son, Arthur Goebel of Prestonburg, one daughter, Mrs. Emma Davis of Auxier, three sisters, Mrs. Gora Combs and Mrs. Molly Dingus, both of East Point and Mrs. Emmazell Music, Asheville, N. c. Funeral services were held Dec. 11 at the home, the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and Rev. Joe Shenault officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-18-1957
HOLBROOK, Nancy (Keaton)
1881-1957
NAN HOLBROOK OF DAVIS BRANCH PASSES SUNDAY
Nancy "Nan" Keaton  Holbrook, 76, died at 12:15 a.m. December 1, of a heart condition from which she had suffered for the past six years. The daughter of Movita and Rebecca Luster Keaton, she was born September 6, 1881, at Dingus, Ky. She had made her home at Davis Branch for the past forty eight years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Winfield Holbrook, Davis Branch; and the following brother and sisters, Lewis Keaton, Davis Branch; Mrs. Valinda Barker, Busseyville; Ella Stapleton, West Van Lear; Elizabeth Montgomery, city; Margaret Cantrell, White Oak; Ruth Mae Smith, King Addition; Kizzie Ferguson, Dingus; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home of her son at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday with Revs. C.C. Hall and Abbey Bradley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Davis Branch. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 12-14-1957
LAWSON, Alamedia
1872-1957
ALAMEDIA LAWSON OF LOWMANSVILLE PASSES SATURDAY
Mrs. Alamedia Lawson, 85, passed away at the home of her son, Ranzie Lawson, Lowmansville, at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 1957, after a brief illness. Mrs. Lawson was born July 27, 1872. in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Jonas and Judy Short Lawson. She has been a resident of Lowmansville for the past 40 years, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are four children; Ranzie Lawson, Lowmansville, Elige Lawson and Milt Lawson, also one daughter, Mrs. Lannie Thompson, Cordell, KY. Also surviving are two brothers, Enoch Lawson and Joe Lawson, and two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Daniels and Mrs. Mary Ann Daniels, all of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 12: 30 p. m., Tuesday, December 10, at the home with Foster Grim and Mitchell Grim as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald December 11, 1957
PHIPPS, Louise (Patrick)
1957
NATIVE OF COUNTY DIES DECEMBER 26
Louise Patrick Phipps Buried in Frankfort
Mrs. Louise Patrick Phipps, 45, of Frankfort, wife of Frank Phipps, director of law enforcement for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, died December 26, at the Kings Daughters' Hospital in Frankfort.  She was a native of Johnson County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Patrick of this county. She was a member of the Frankfort Episcopal Church. Survivors include two sons, Jack Thomas Phipps and Frank Phipps Jr., Frankfort, a  daughter, Miss Sally Phipps, Frankfort.  Four sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Wellington, Lexington, Mrs. Don Strater, Lexington, Mrs. Walter Clark, Ashland, and Mrs. James Wells, Paintsville, two brothers, Howard Patrick, Paintsville, and Jack Patrick, Lima, Ohio, and her parents. Funeral services were conducted on December 28 at Rogers Chapel.  Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday 1-1-1958
PRATER, Mary Jane (O'Bryan)
1880-1957
Local Woman Passes Dec. 31
Mrs. Mary Jane Prater, 68,resident of this city, died in a local hospital Tuesday, December 31, at 11:05 a.m., after an illness of several months. The daughter of James and Renda Blair O'Bryan, she was born in this county August 31, 1880. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first marriage was to Jesse Hitchcock who preceded her in death. Later she married Solan Prater who survives. Also surviving are a son Ralph Hitchcock, Barnetts Creek; four daughters, Fanny Bradley, Wabash, Indiana; Ethel Ward, Leander; Josephine Spradlin, Ashland; Callie Blair, Paintsville. Two brothers also survive, Millard O’Bryan, Paintsville, and Harry O’Bryan, Leander. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 2, at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Prater Blair, Foster Rigsby and Furman Blair as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 8, 1958
PRESTON, Cecil
1913-1957
Cecil Preston, 44, Tutor Key Resident, Dies In Lexington
Cecil Preston, 44, resident of Tutor Key, died in a Lexington hospital Monday morning, December 2 1957. The son of Mrs. Mary Kazee Preston and the late Carl Preston, he was born in this county February 3, 1913.  A miner, he had made his home at Tutor Key, most of his life and was a member of the U.M.W.A. He is survived by his widow, Anna Witten Preston, and two sons, Robert Cecil and Billie Carl Preston, both of Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 today with Cullie Sparks and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1957
SALYER, Euel
1888-1957
Euel Salyer 70, resident of Waverly, Ohio, died December 25 1957 in a local hospital after an illness of two years. The son of the late Ben and Mary Ann Salyer, he was borned July 4, 1888, in Magoffin County.  Formerly employed as a laborer, he had lived in Waverly for the past four and one-half years and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife Polly Frances Cooper Salyer, preceeded him in death July 1, 1944. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Kitty Reffit, Collista and Mrs. Rosie Tackett, Waverly, O. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, from the Vine Street Enterprise Baptist Church with Scott Castle as officiating minister. Burial was in the Tackett cemetery on State Fork Road. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-1958
TONEY, William "Lon"
1957
Funeral services for William (Lon) Toney, 74, of 5757 Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, were conducted December 20, 1957 at the Beard-Fisher Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Phillips.  He was the father of W.A. (Bud) Toney of this city. Mr. Toney was a Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company conductor before his retirement in 1951.  He was employed by the C. & O. for nearly 50 years.  He was a member of Huntington Lodge, 53, Scottish Rite bodies at Logan and Emmanuel Methodist Church. Surviving besides his son are the widow, Mrs. Flora Toney; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Rugg of Wellesley, Mass., Mrs. Ed Sellards, of Charlottsville, Va., and Mrs. George F. Gooding of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Cora Moist of Richmond, Va., a brother, Patrick Henry Toney of Huntington and five grandchildren. Graveside rites were conducted by Huntington Lodge No. 53, A.F.&A.M. Burial was in Woodmere Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday January 1, 1958
VANHOOSE, Carmel
1929-1957
Carmel Van Hoose
Dies December 11 In Huntington
Carmel Van Hoose, Jr., 28, died in a Huntington hospital wednesday, December 11, at 9:40 p.m., following an illness of one year. The son of Carmel and effie Castle Van Hoose, he was born in this county January 1, 1929, but had made his home in London, Ohio for the past two years. Surviving are his widow, Mary Edith Rice Van Hoose; and daughter, June Ella Van Hoose, at home; and the following brothers and sisters, Mitchell, Bobby, Mary Louise and Betty Van Hoose all at home and Mrs. Lilly Jewell, Ft. Leonard, Wo. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 13, from the home of his parents at Sitka by Rev. Claude Preston. Graveside rites were conducted by the D. A. V. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-18-1957
VANHOOSE, John W.
1957
John VanHoose, Retired Miner, Dies At Sitka
John W. Vanhoose, 72, passed away at his home December 10 at 5:15 a.m. Born at Sitka, the son of Frank and Louisa Pelphrey Vanhoose, he had resided at this place most of his life. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving his wife Morvine Keaton Vanhoose and six sons; Jerome Vanhoose, Edgar Vanhoose, John Vanhoose, Jr., McArthur Vanhoose, Franke Vanhoose and Jimmie Lee Vanhoose all of Sitka. Also three daughters, Gracie Vanhoose, Ruby Jewell Vanhoose and Mary Mae Vanhoose all at home. He leaves the following brothers and sisters; McKinley Vanhoose, Sitka; Ben Vanhoose Kerz; and Arlie Vanhoose, Kerz; Mrs. Hammie Selvage, Nippa; Mrs. Serene Jones, Flat Gap, Mrs. Hattie Pelphrey of Indiana; and Mrs. Delsa Jones, Kerz. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12 at the home of his brother, McKinley Vanhoose, Sitka, with Millard Vanhoose as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 1957
VANHOOSE, Kimberly Ann
1957-1957
SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR VAN HOOSE INFANT
Kimberly Ann Van Hoose, one-day-old daughter of Lincoln and Janet Van Hoose, died in a local hospital December 8. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Van Hoose, city, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Van Hoose, Thealka. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with F.S. Van Hoose and Byron Van Hoose officiating.  Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 11, 1957
WALLEN, Lloyd
1928-1957
Lloyd Wallen, 28, Dies Instantly On Middle Creek Lloyd Wallen, 28, of Tutor Key, was killed instantly Thursday on Middle creek when he came in contact with an electric wire carring 760 volts. An employee of the Big Sandy Rural Electric Corporation, he was helping to re-route the line to a new residence that was being completed in a locality about eight miles up Middle Creek. He had been working for the cooperative for about six years. According to officials, Mr. Wallen was the second fatality in the history of the cooperative. It was reported that Bob Daniel was killed in the same kind of accident on the same day of the week, and the same month, in 1955 while working for the cooperative. Mr. Wallen was born December 8, 1928 at River, Kentucky, a son of William and Gypsie Murry Wallen. He was married to Wanda Lyon on November 26, 1955 and had been a resident of Tutor Key for two years. Besides his parents, and his wife, he is survived by five brothers and nine sisters, Ervin Wallen, Williamsport; Ballard Wallen, Waynesville, Ohio; Melvin Wallen, River; Virgil Wallen, Williamsport; Floyd Wallen, River. Mrs. Danny Daniels, River; Mrs. Olga Clay, River; Mrs. Edith Van Hoose, Waynesville, Ohio; Mrs. Clara Stull, Ashland; Miss Fay Wallen, River; Mrs. May Price, Grundy, Va.; Mrs. Betty Stapleton, Tutor Key;    Miss Merial Wallen, River and Mrs. Garnett Wiley, River. Acting as pallbearers were the nephews of the victim. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 8,  at the Toms Creek United Baptist Church by the Reverend Cully Sparks, Rev. Germ Walters and Rev. Lonza Reed. Burial was made in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1957
WELLS, Canada
1957
Canada Wells Dies At Lucasville, Ohio
Canada Wells, formerly of Boons Camp, died at the home of his sister, Susan Nesbitt at Lucasville, Ohio. The funeral was held Sunday, December 8, at Lucasville under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home. Those attending from Johnson County were Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mollett; Mr. and Mrs. Luthur Walters; Mrs. Angie Wells; Aaron Ward; Lorenz Ward, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Preston and daughter Emily. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1957
WHEELER, Hannibal F.
1902-1957
VETERAN C. & O. EMPLOYEE DIES IN HUNTINGTON
SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR HANNIBAL WHEELER
Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the First Christian Church for Hannibal F. Wheeler, Sr., 55, well-known Paintsville resident, who died December 5 at 4:15 p.m., in the C.& O. Hospital in Huntington, W. Va. The son of the late D.J. and Pauline Cooper Wheeler, he was born in this city, April 23, 1902 and was widely known and liked throughout this section. A veteran employee of thirty-eight years' service with the C.&O. Railway Company, he was general yardmaster at the time of his death. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was married to the former Blanche Oppenheimer, who preceded him in death August 12, 1942. Survivors include four children: three sons, Charles V. and Hannibal, Jr., of this city, and Harry, Lexington; one daughter, Mrs. Norma Jean Wilson, Danville; two brothers, C. O. Wheeler, Sr., city, Clarence Wheeler, Dayton, Ohio and eight grandchildren. Services were conducted by the Reverend Joe Zacadaky, Ashland, and Reverend Larry Wigal, pastor of the church. Active pallbearers were: A. J. Moon, W.P. Hazelrigg, Tom Butler, George Perry, Coke WIlliams, Oke Nelson, H. Frazier, William Garland, and A. B. Auxier. Honorary pallbearers were: Charlie Vincent, L. Siler, Ernest Meek, Cyrus Cooper, W.J. Carroll, C. O. Wheeler, Jr., Ralph Oppenheimer, Jr. and Glenn Siler. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WERDNESDAY 12-11-1957
YOUNG, Ada (Church)
1913-1957
MRS. ADA YOUNG OF TUTOR KEY PASSES FRIDAY
Mrs. Ada Young, 44, resident of Tutor Key, died in a local hospital at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 13, (1957) after an illness of three years. The daughter of Alfred and Laura Ward Church, she was born at Tutor Key February 6, 1913. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Mount Young; three sons, Albert, Danny and William all of Tutor Key; and the following brothers and sisters, Robie Church, Tutor Key, two half brothers, Lloyd Ward, Wharton, W. Va., Alfred Church, Tutor Key; three half sisters; Rushie Van Hoose, Falcon, Mrs. Ondie Castle, City, and Mrs. Rubie Castle, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., from the home of Alfred Church at Tutor Key with James Lyons and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 12-18-1957

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