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JANUARY - 1960

ALEXANDER, C. V.
1960
C. V. Alexander, 57-year-old salesman for the Jamison Bedding Co., of Nashville, Tenn., was found dead in his room in the Howard Hotel around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Doctors at Paintsville Hospital said after a post mortem examination that Alexander had died of natural causes, apparently of a heart attack.  Coroner Jim Trimble set the time of death at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Mrs. Boone Howard, owner of the hotel, said Mr. Alexander, who lived at 410 Jarvis Lane, Louisville, Ky., helped her with a crossword puzzle Tuesday night.  She said he retired to his room about 8:00 and said he was going to listen to the Kentucky-Vanderbilt basketball game on radio.  Mrs. Howard said Alexander was a regular guest at the hotel. Coroner Trimble would not comment on the theory that Alexander had suffered a heart attack during the excitement of the tight-scoring UK game. A maid at the hotel, Ms. Jennie Perkins, found the body when she entered the room to clean it.  She said the body was lying on the floor and added that the bed had not been slept in.  Alexander was fully clothed. Alexander had traveled this section for the Jamison Company for approximately ten years, according to a local merchant.  The body was taken to the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 1960

   
AUXIER, S.R.
S.R. (Bob) Auxier, well-known Prestonburg man, died at the Prestonburg General Hospital Tuesday, January 26, a victim of pneumonia. He was 73 years old. Mr. Auxier, who had been connected with the A. & R. Fruit Company here for seveal years, had been ill for about two weeks, suffering from the flu. His condition was not recognized as serious, and he did not enter the hospital until a few hours before his death. He was the last of the family of J.C.B. and Molly Friend Auxier and was a native of East Point where the family operated a large general merchandise business. He had resided in Prestonsburg for many years. He was associated with his father in the operation and ownership of the old Elizabeth Hotel. Mr. Auxier was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Anna Tucker Auxier, died in 1956.One daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ford, of Prestonsburg, one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren survive. Funeral rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the residence by the Rev. Harold W. Dorsey, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and burial was made in the Ford Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-3-1960

   
BECULHIMER, William Jiles
1882-1960
William Jiles Beculhimer, 78, Regular Baptist preacher of Keaton, died in a local hospital of pneumonia at 6:05 a.m., Saturday, January 18.  He had been in ill health for the past two years.  The son of Henry H. and Jane Dawson Beculhimer, he was born at Prestonsburg, April 5, 1882, and had made his home at Keaton for the past twenty- four years.  He was married October 10, 1907, to Bertha F. Blankenship, who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Orio and Curtis Beculhimer, both of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Miss Laura Beculhimer, Keaton; Mrs. Janie Hagan, Pikeville; Mrs. Reva Zegar, Manhassett, N.Y.; Mrs. Faye Evans, Pickerington, Ohio; one brother D.W. Beculhimer, Dingus; one sister, Satchie McClure, Zag, KY.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., today from the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church with C.H. Allen, A.C. Bradley, Emerson Collier and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan. 20, 1960

   
BLAIR, Paris
1887-1960
Paris Blair 72 well known farmer of Oil Springs, died at his home Monday January 25 1960 at 8:40 a.m. after an illness of five months. The son of Levi and Elizabeth Caudill Blair, he was born September 24 1887 at Oil Springs, and had been a lifelong member of that community. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His first marriage was to Dosha Osborne, who preceded him in death. His widow, Golda Gullett Blair, survives. Surviving are four sons, Forrest Blair, U.S.Army, Japan; Herbert, Thurman Leo, and Jimmie Harold Blair, all of Oil Springs; six daughters, Mrs. Clyde Arrowood, Medina,Ohio, Mrs. Charles T. Roland, Linchfield, Ohio, Mrs. Cecil Prater, Bloomington; Mrs. Larry Conley, Mrs Edgar Leon Wireman and Miss Armantha Blair, all of Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. William Ward, Ashland, Mrs. Proctor Lemaster, Oil Springs. Funeral services ere conducted at 10:00 a.m. today from the Caudill Fork Church with Foster Rigsby and Cullie Sparks officiating ministers. Burial as in the Family Cemetery Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 27 1960

   
BLESSING, Alice (George)
1876-1960
Mrs. Alice Blessing, 84, died at her home at Patrick at 9:15 a.m., January 30 following a three weeks' illness. The daughter of the late Pete and Lou Miller George, she was born December 20, 1876, at Thealka. She had made her home at Patrick for the past fifty years where she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, Mose Boyd, preceded her in death. Her second marriage was to Thomas Blessing, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Joe Boyd, Thelma; Frank Blessing, Patrick; Charlie Blessing, Patrick; one stepson, Walter Blessing, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs Lou Fitch, Point Pleasant, W. Va.; Mrs, Georgia Price, River; one sister, Mrs. Ett Boyd, Matewan, W. Va.; 23 grandchildren and fifty-one great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m., Monday from the home of Frank Blessing with Winfrey Meek and T. H. Fluty officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Patrick. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 3, 1960

   
BLEVINS, Lindsey
1883-1960
LINDSEY BLEVINS DIED JANUARY 29 OF HEART ATTACK
Lindsey Blevins, 76, disabled miner of River, died at his home of a heart attack January 29 1960 at 5:40 a.m. He was born at Williamsport April 17, 1883, the son of Jim H. and Angelina Castle Blevins. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Bowling Blevins; three daughters, Carrie Jones, Mullens, W. Va.; Julia Ensminger and Margie Conner, both of Gallion, Ohio; one brother, Levi Blevins, New London, Ohio; Mrs. Clemon Williams, White House. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00p.m., Sunday with Don Fraley as officiating minister. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at River.

   
BURCHETT, Edgar
1909-1960
Edgar Burchett, 50, United Baptist preacher of Stambaugh, died in a local hospital at 3:30 p.m., January 12, following an illness of five months. The son of Proctor Burchett and the late Zora Stambaugh Burchett, he was born November 23, 1909, at Stambaugh and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Alaphair Garvin, New Albany, Ind.; Mrs. Millie Jennings of this city; Mrs. Stella Adkins, Charlestown, Ind.; three brothers, Albert N. Burchett, Stambaugh; Johnny Burchett, Wittensville; Thomas Burchett, Painesville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Arthur Preece as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Orville Castle, Rex Stambaugh, Ralph Stambaugh, Carl Patrick, Jim Preece, Mitchell Grim, Jay Burchett, Beecher Hundley and Gomer Bevins.  Burial was in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 1960

   
CASTLE, Fannie (Castle)
1874-1960
Fannie Castle, 85, Native Of County, Dies In Ohio Mrs. Fannie Castle, 85, former resident of Johnson County, died January 20 in Mercy Memorial Hospital in Mechanicsburg, Ohio where she had been a patient for three days. A resident of Mechanicsburg for several years, she had been in ill health for some time. She was a member of the United Baptist Church of Hickory Grove. Mrs. Castle was the widow of Harmon Castle who passed away in August, 1950. She was born at Lowmansville December 25, 1874, a daughter of William and Mitilda Borders Castle. A son, Elliott, preceded her in death in  1955. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eskell McKenzie, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Chris Crain, London, Ohio, and Mrs. Clarence Borders, Urbana, Ohio, one son, Everett of Woodstack, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lemaster, Ashville, Ohio, and Mrs. Sulliavan Castle of Mechanicsburg. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, 22, at Skillman Funeral Home. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Mechanicsburg. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 10, 1960

   
CAUDILL, Luther
1892  1960
Luther Caudill, 67, resident of Denver, died ina local hospital at 5:45 p.m. January 8 1960, following a brief illness. The son of Campbell and Emily Blair Caudill, he was born in Johnson County February 23 1892, and had been a lifelong resident of Denver, where he engaged in farming. His wife, Lillie Caudill, preceded him in death in 1955. Surviving are two sons, Freddie and Chester Caudill, both of Denver; four daughters, Margie Trimble, Barnett's Creek; Anna Mae Garrebrant and Rebecca Arms both of Columbus, Ohio; Ruby Jewell Squirres, New Fane, N.Y.; Survivors also include two brothers, Frank Caudill, Louisa; Monroe Caudill, Paintsville; three sisters, Jessie Hitchcock, Denver; Gertie Litteral, Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 11, from the Beechwall United Baptist Church with Kenneth Trimble and Millard Bryant as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery.

   
CLARK, James
1877-1960
James Clark, 83, resident of Volga, died at his home at 12:15 a.m., Monday, January 18, after an illness of six months. The son of William and Lila Colvin Clark, he was born in this county October 31, 1877, and had resided at Volga for the past fourteen years. He was married July 29, 1914, at Barnetts Creek to Elizabeth O’Bryan, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Melvin Clark, Volga; a daughter, Edith Mae Stambaugh, Volga; one sister, Rhoda Blevins, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Millard O’Bryan as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 20 January 1960

  
CURTIS, Elouise
1926-1960
SERVICES TODAY  AT LOW GAP FOR ELOUISE CURTIS
Elouise Curtis, 33, lifelong resident of Manila, died in a local hospital at 2:15 a.m., Monday, January 25, 1960 after a week's illness. The daughter of Walter and Emma Blanton Curtis, she was born December 4, 1926, at Manila and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Jimmy McCarty, Oil Springs; Mrs. Kanawha Long, Sitka; Edith Carol Curtis, Manila; one brother, Walter Curtis, Jr., Manila. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 today, January 27, 1960 from the Low Gap Church with Oscar McCarty as officiating minister. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 27 1960

  
DANIELS, Proctor
1888-1960
 Proctor Daniel,71,died at his home in the Meade Apartments on Main Street Saturday at 3:00 a.m. following an illness of two days. A life long resident of this county,he was born June 28,1888,the son of the late John Rand Ciminthia Young Daniels and was employed as a laborer prior to his retirement. Survivors included his wife Rebecca Ramey Williams Daniel,one son,Burson Daniel,Chicago,Ill.,two daughters,Mrs.Laveta Parenti,Torrence,Calif.,Mrs.Mary Barnes,Gardena, Calif.,one sister, Mrs.Terrie Young,Van Lear;one brother,Garfield Daiel,Charley,Ky. Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev.Scott Castle as officiating minister. Music was by the Toms Creek Singers. Pallbearers were Elzle Whitten,Bobby Huff,James Caudill,Bradley Young,Samson Fitch,Orbin Johnson,Walter Daniel,Leroy Young and Edward Salyer. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday Janurary 6-1960

    
DAWSON, Albert
1887-1960
THELMA RESIDENT, DIES SATURDAY
Albert Dawson, 73, died at his home at Thelma, at 11:20 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 1960, after a two year illness. The son of Frank and Mary Nelson Dawson, he was born January 10, 1887, at Thealka and had been a lifelong resident of that section. His first wife died February 2, 1947 and his widow, Mrs. Anna Barber Dawson, survives. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Earl Dawson, David; Cecil Dawson, Royalton; Ray Dawson of this city; two daughters Francis Simpson, City; Roberta Allen, Prestonburg; two brothers, Theodore Dawson, Thelma; Charlie Dawson, Ohio; six sisters, Mrs. Dora Branham, Ohio; Mrs. Jess Vanhoose, White House; Mrs. Susie Jones, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Van Hoose, Ohio; Mrs. Thelma Maynard, Ohio; Mrs. Ellen Burchett, Lowmansville. Also surviving are thirty grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 1960  from the Thelma Schoolhouse with Tom Sammons as officiating minister. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB 1960

    
HITCHCOCK, Elsie (Colvin)
1897-1960
Mrs. Elsie Hitchcock, 63, wife of Jessie Hitchcock, of Denver, died suddenly at her home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16, following an unexpected heart attack. The daughter of Albert and Laura Spradlin Colvin, she was born in this county April 8, 1897, and had resided at Denver most of her life. Survivors include besides her husband, three sons, Lawrence Hitchcock, Columbus, Ohio; Jesse Hitchcock, Jr., Kansas City, Mo.; Cecil Hitchcock, Barnetts Creek; three daughters, Myrle May, Leander; Pauline Caudill, Denver; Lova Ann Dotson, Whitaker; three borthers, Maurice Colvin, Denver; Claude Colvin, Staffordsville; Estil Colvin, Paintsville, four sisters, Clara Kesenger, Whitaker; Beulah Arms, Leander; Shellie Blair, Chillicothe, Ohio; Stella Byser, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday from the Missionary Baptist Church at Denver with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 1960

    
HOWARD, Phyllis (Ratliff)
1918-1960
Mrs. Phyllis Jean Ratliff Howard, 21, wife of Sidney Howard, Jr., of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 11:35 p.m., January 4, 1960, following the birth of a son. The daughter of Hobart and Dixie Van Hoose Ratliff, she was born September 14, 1918, at Patrick and had lived at West Van Lear for the last six years.  She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a former employee of Big Sandy Drug. Survivors include, besides her husband and parents, a son, Paul Hansel, and three brothers, Billie Joe, James Hubert and Burns Lee, all of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Carl Hibshman officiating.  Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan. 13, 1960

    
HOWE, Verlie (Price)
1905-1960
One of the cold evening of January 18, 1960, at 9:48 p.m., the Divine Lord saw fit to take into His Bosom Mrs. Virlie Price Howe, age 54, beloved daughter of Mrs. Maria Meek and the late Bert Price, after a long and painful illness of three and one-half years and being bedfast for two long and suffering years. Verlie was born at the mouth of Buffalo on March 23, 1905, the first and only daughter of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Price.  Her father died during her very early infancy. After many happy years of living with her mother and her stepfather, Oscar Meek, she chose to spend her life in marriage to Don Howe on January 2, 1922. To this marriage were born two lovely children, Marie Opal Howe, Crislip, born October 6, 1922, and who preceded her in death August 20, 1951, and James Henry Howe, born May 18, 1926 and who died in infancy. She became a member of Monaville, West Virginia, Freewill Baptist Church on November 7, 1948, serving her Lord faithfully until the last and giving Him praise wherever she was. Even unto the very end, she shouted the praises to the Lord and stated to her mother and friends that she had no dread of the mysterious thing called death. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Maria Meek, at home; one sister, Mrs. Russell Reneer, Port Clinton, Ohio; three brothers, Virgil Meek, Clarence Meek and Authie Meek all of Paintsville; three nieces, six nephews, three grand-nephews and a host of relatives and friends. We wish to commend her soul unto the Almighty God. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3 February 1960

    
KEEN, Christine
1899-1960
Christine Keen Of Johns Creek Dies Sunday
Mrs. Christine Keen, 60, Died Friday Morning At Her Home At Johns Creek Following A Brief Illness. The Daughter Of The Late David C. And Mary Baker Keen, She Was Born In Wise County, Virginia, May 8, 1899. Surviving Are Three Daughters, Mrs. Emma Lucille Ward, Van Lear; Mrs. Ella Ruth Wells, Van Lear; Mrs. Peggy Ellen Hall, Auxier; Three Brothers, Lawson, Carl And Jimmy Keen, All Of Van Lear; And One Sister, Mrs. Nora Collins, Van Lear. Funeral Services Were Conducted At 1:00 P.M., Monday, From The Philadelphia Church Of Christ At Johns Creek, With S. C. Hunnicutt And Cecil Sherman As Officiating Ministers. Burial Was In The Family Cemetery At Johns Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY JANUARY 27 1960

    
KEEN, David C.
1870-1960
David C. Keen, 89, retired farmer of Johns Creek, died Wednesday, Januray 13 1960, at his home at John's Creek following an extended illness. The son of the late I.O. and Sally Dills Keen, he was born in March 1870 in Wise County Virginia, and had been a resident of John's Creek for the past thirty one years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death July 24 1956, by his wife. Surviving are three sons, Lawson, Carl and Jimmy Keen all of Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Nora Collins and Mrs. Christine Bowling, both of Van Lear; one sister, Mrs Lou Charles, Shelbianna. Funeral service were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday from the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Rev. S.C. Honeycutt and Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the Clark Cemetery at Johns Creek. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known as the "KEEN CEMETERY"

    
LEAKE, Marion
1902-1960
Marion Leake, 57, prominent East Point man, died Friday afternoon in the Paintsville Hospital following a two-month illness with leukemia. He was a plumbing contractor. Born July 27, 1902 he was a son of Marion M. and Rhoda Ann Shell Leake. He was affiliated with the First Church of God and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Brooksie Meek Leake, three sons, Francis Raymond Leake and Claude Vernon Leake of Kilgore, Ky., and Paul Leake, a student in college; one daughter, Mary Sue Leake, a secretary in the local Extension office.  Also surviving are two granddaughters, three brothers and two sisters, John Leake, Staffordsville; Tom Leake, East Point; Sam Leake, Warsaw, Ind., Mrs. Anna Williams, Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Henry Stevens, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Little Paint Church of God by Rev. Ray Wyant, Rev. Roy Benton and Rev. Moses Kitchen. Masonic rites were held at the graveside. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 13 January 1960

     
MILLS, Forrest
1913-1960
Forrest Mills, 46, of Tomahawk, a driller employed by Miller & Belcher Drilling Company of Hindman, was killed instantly about 9:00 p.m., Saturday night when an automobile in which he was riding plunged over an embankment on Kentucky Route 40 near Inez.  Harold Preece, also of Tomahawk, injured at this time is a patient in the Paintsville Hospital.  Mr. Mills was born October 4, 1913, at Davisport the son of Epp and Lillie Mills and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Pack Mills.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Crum, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ira Mae Blackwin, Hamilton, Ohio; one brother, Prentice Mills, Davisport; two sisters, Mrs. Nevie Davis, Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Leslie Ward, Davisport.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:00 p.m. from the home of his parents with Avery Preece, Ebb Mills and Sammy Branham as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery at Tomahawk. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan. 6, 1960

    
MUSIC, Jim
1886-1960
Jim Music, Retired Miner, Dies Jan. 19
Jim Music, 73, a retired miner of Meally, died of a heart attack January 19, at 11:30 a.m. He had been in ill health for the past three years. The son of Tom Jeff and Loula Frost Music, he was born in Ohio March 5, 1886, and had resided at Meally for the past thirty years. His wife preceded him in death November 10, 1959. Surviving are three sons, Amos and Billie Music, both of Meally; Calvin Music, Van Lear; two stepsons, Wallace Huston, city; Earn Huston, Meally, one daughter, Stella Abrahams, New Lexington, Ohio; four brothers, Elza Music, Coring, Ohio; Robert Music, Mansfield, Ohio; Tom Music, Oak Field, Ohio; W. M. Music, Marion, Ohio: four sisters, Mrs. Hattie McCloy, Thornburg, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Plant, Mazahalis, Ohio; Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Oak Field, Ohio; Mrs. Oma Timken, Philo, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday from the Pentecostal Church of Christ in this city, with John Marshall as officiating minister. Burial was in the Willis Watson cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday January 27, 1960

    
PERRY, Harland
1871-1960
Harland Perry, 88, retired miner and farmer of River, died at his home at 8:50 a.m., Thurday, January 7, after an extended illness. The son of the late Wash and Mary Mollette Perry, he was born in Johnson County July 2, 1871, and had been a resident of River practically all of his life. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Nancy Ward Perry, preceded him in death June 11, 1955. Surviving are Mrs. Verona Daniel and Mrs. Juanita Conn, both of River, and Mrs. Oakley Lyon, Cincinnati, Ohio. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Susie Davis, Yellow Pine, Alabama, and Mrs. Mary Davis, Clincho, Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday from the home with German Walters and Cully Sparks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery  at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN 13 1960

    
RICH, Fred
1908-1960
Fred Rich, 61, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday afternoon in his apartment in the Daniel Building on Second Street. He was born in Carey County December 26, 1908, the son of J. N. and Pina Absher Rich.  He had resided in Paintsville for the past twenty-five years where he had worked as an automobile mechanic. His wife, Erie Blair Rich, preceded him in death in 1950. Surviving are his stepdaughter, Mrs. Delmere Allen of this city; three sisters, Minnie Marlowe and Pearl Cain, both of Liberty; Nettie Zachary, Lafayette, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday from the Salem Methodist Church in Liberty with Monroe Lowe as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Liberty. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13, 1960

    
ROWLAND, Cread
1900-1960
Cread Rowland Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack
Cread Rowland, 59, died at his home at Relief at 3:00 p.m. Saturday after suffering a sudden heart attack. A native of Morgan County he was born February 22, 1900, and had been a life long resident of that section. Surviving are three brothers, Jimmie Rowland, Fairborn, O.; Dewey and Claudie Rowland, both of Relief; three sisters, Alice Rowland and Linnie Rowland, both of Relief; Teric Pennington, Red Bush. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday from the home with A. C. Bradley as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 20 January 1960

    
SCHROEDER, John
1890-1960
DIES JANUARY 28 IN HUNTINGTON
John Christian Schroeder, 69, former resident of Sitka, died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., January 28,(1960) at 8:30 p.m., following an extensive illness. The son of Fred C. and Eileen Schroeder, he was born May 7, 1890, in Charlotte, Iowa. Prior to his retirement he was an employee of the Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Co., and was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Ora Mae Mead Schroeder, whom he married February 24, 1920 at Oil Springs; two sons, Phillip Schroeder, Bethesda, Maryland; Billy Joe Schroeder, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Teresa Buckley, San Luis Obispo, California. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Moses Kitchen and Thomas Reynolds as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Schroeder, John PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 2-3-1960

    
SHERMAN, Maude (Lemaster)
1882-1960
Mrs. Maude Sherman, 67, wife of Alfred "Babe" Sherman of Thealka, died Wednesday, January 6, in a local hospital after an illness of three days. The daughter of the late Lewis and Kate Howard Lemaster, she was born June 26, 1882, in Magoffin County, but had been a resident of Thealka for most of her life. She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Harry D. and Roscoe Sherman, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Wilson, Thealka; Mrs. Katherine Hurt, Mrs. Fannie Meade and Mrs. Mae Dove, Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Also surviving are two brothers, Richard Lemaster, Delbarton, W. Va.; George Lemaster, Hillsboro, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and C. C. Hall as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 13, 1960

    
STAMBAUGH, Alba Rado
1875-1960
Alba Rado Stambaugh, 84, died at his home at Volga at 5:50 a.m., January 8, following a two-year illness. The son of James and Mandy Picklesimer Stambaugh, he was born December 4,1875, at Sitka and had resided at Volga for the past nineteen years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, John Stambaugh, Springfield, Ohio, and James Stambaugh, Newcastle., one daughter, Mrs. Jewell West, Columbus, Ohio, five stepdaughters, Mrs. Rube Ramey, Millford Center, Ohio, Mrs. Elvin Vanhoose, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Mrs. Norman Salyers, Mrs. Payton Blackburn and Mrs. Ralph Jordan all of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are two sisters Mrs. Lore Thompson, Sitka, and Mrs. Nova Books, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday from the Old Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Jimmy Blanton and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the McKenize Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-13-1960

    
VANCE, Lacey
1884-1960
Lacey Vance, 75, well-known resident of Stafford Addition died at his home at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday after an illness of several months.  He was the father of Millard Vance, local barber and Palmer Vance, employee of Cox Auto Parts. The son of George and Delilah Esterling Vance, he was born in Morgan County November 3, 1884.  A retired carpenter he formerly lived in Salyersville, but had made his home in this city for the past six years.  He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors also include his wife Mrs. Ella Caudill Vance; another son, Hendrix Vance, Syracuse, N.Y., two brothers, Paris and Columbus Vance both of Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Miles Griffith, Ashland; Mrs. Maude Parks, Louisville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Salyersville Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Perry pastor of Mayo Memorial Church of this city, officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert May, Ollie J. Arnett, Marshall Marcum, Maurice Conley, Fred Denny, J. W. Carpenter, Albert Moore, Pit Connely, and John G. Arnett. Burial will be in the family cemetery at White Oak. Paintsville Herald Jan.27 1960 Wednesday

    
WEBB, William Paul
1960
Services Conducted Saturday In This City For Webb Infant
William Paul Webb, 15-month-old son of Paul and Dollie Frazier Webb of Columbus, Ohio died in a Columbus hospital at 3:10 a.m., January 21 of a heart condition. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Marchia Yvonne Webb, and the paternal grandfather, Jake Webb, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23, from the Church of Christ in this city with Leonard Webb as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 27, 1960

    
WELLS, Bennie Jr.
1917-1960
Bennie Wells, Jr., 42 year old father of four of Whetstone Rd, Greenup, was fatally injured in an automobile accident involving two other vehicles on the rain swept US Highway 23 near Greenup at 5:45 pm Friday. Wells was dead on arrival at Greenup physician's office following the accident. Trooper EJ Kirk of the state Police said Wells, an employee of the Semet-Solvay Division Allied Chemical, Ashland plant, was entering US 23 from Rte 1 when his auto struck a car driven by Charles W. Polastre, 54, of Greenup, knocking it into an auto driven by Jonas Adams Jr 23, of Adams, Ky Trooper Kirk said Polastre, a construction worker, was traveling south on US 23 and Adams was traveling north. Neither was injured in the crash The accident is believed to have been caused by faulty brakes on Wells' vehicle preventing him from stopping on the wet highway, the trooper said. Wells a veteran of WWII was born March 2, 1917, a son of Mrs Anna Richmond Wells and the late Ben Wells who preceded him in death February 26, 1959. Survivors included his mother, his wife, Mrs Juanita Goble Wells; two sons Jerry and Gerald Roy Wells, and two daughters Patricia An and Sandra Lee Wells, all at home. seven sisters, Mrs Herman Wells, East Point, Mrs Betty Brown and Mrs Polly Collins, both of Van Lear, Mrs Geneva Volota Cleveland Ohio, Miss Minnie Sue Wells, Defiance Ohio, Mrs Mary Walton, Catlettsburg Mrs Emma Adkins, Cleveland, Ohio: two brothers Nebard Wells Van Lear and Alex Sam Wells in the US Army in California. Funeral Services were conducted  [[INCOMPLETE OBIT]] Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-20-1960

    
WILLIAMS, George
1924-1960
George Williams, 35, of this city, died about 12:40 p.m., Monday of injuries received earlier Saturday in a head on collision on U.S. 450 just east of Shelbiana. One other person in Williams' car and three in the second automobile were reported to have been hurt. State police said Edward W. Christian, 34, of Meta, Pike County, driver of the car from which three men were injured was charged with drunk driving shortly after the accident. Williams was born October 21, 1924 in Boyd County, a son of Frank and Lorena Howard Williams.  A resident of the South Side addition of Paintsville, he had been living in this county almost all his life.  He was a miner and was an employee of a coal mining company in Virginia at the time of his death and was reported to have been en route to his home here when the accident occurred. He was Pike County's sixth traffic fatality this year. Surviving are his wife, Dottie Jo Conley Williams, three sons, Glen Roger, Gary Hubert and James Anthony Williams, all at home, two daughters, Charlotte Christine and Georgene Williams, at home, also three brothers and two sisters, Beecher Williams, Meally; Eugene Williams, Blenheim, N. J., Hubert Williams, and Mrs. Dorothy Edmonds, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Hazel Stapleton, Wharton, W. Va. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 1960, at Old Union Church in Staffordsville. Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.27 1960

    
WILSON, Charles O
1930-1960
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday for Charles Otis Wilson, 30, who was killed in a slate fall in a coal mine at Offutt January 28 at 11:00 a.m. The son of James and Emma Murphy Wilson of Offutt, he was born February 4, 1930, at Offutt, and had lived there most of his life with the exception of some time spent in Detroit where he was employed as a factory worker. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Gladys Casto Wilson, to whom he was married December 19, 1956, in Clay, W. Va.  Also surviving are four brothers, Cecil Wilson, Staffordsville; Thomas Wilson, Boons Camp; Henry Wilson,  Detroit, Michigan; James H. Wilson, Long Island, N. Y.; four sisters, Mrs. Otto Price, Freeburn; Mrs. Ernest Ward, River; Miss Imogene Wilson, Offutt; Mrs. Henry Hensley, White House. Services were held at the home of his parents with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Gambitt Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3 February 1960




FEBRUARY - 1960

BAILEY, Kate (Puckett)
1960
Mrs. Kate Bailey, 80, resident of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 11:55 p.m., February 23, following an illness of several weeks. The daughter of William and Evelyn Arnett Puckett, she was born in Magoffin County July 11, 1879.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bailey, twenty-seven years ago. Survivors include one son, Rev. Charley Bailey, Wabash, Indiana; five daughters, Lula Perkins, Margaret Rowland, Christine Meade, Irene Hampton and Emogene Mahan, all of Thealka; three brothers, Luther Puckett, and Kenawha Puckett, both of Thealka; Charley Puckett, Florida; twenty- three grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Kermit Preston as officiating ministers. Music was by the Thealka Quartet.  Burial was in the Thealka Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 1960

   
BAILEY, Virginia (Boyd)
1960
Virginia Bailey, Former Resident Dies In Michigan
Mrs. Virginia Boyd Bailey, 38, died of a heart attack February 24 at her home in Ecorse, Michigan.  She was a sister of Russell Boyd, Williamsport, and Mrs. Charlie Blevins, West Van Lear. The daughter of Mastin and Lou Van Hoose Boyd, she was born at White House December 8, 1921, and had lived in Ecorse for the past thirteen years, where she was assistant office manager for Archer Daniel Midland Corporation. Also surviving are her husband, Ray Bailey, whom she married in this city June 17, 1946; a brother, Howard Boyd, South Point, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Jim Meek, River Rouge, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday from the Wells Chapel at Boons Camp with Elbert Byington as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 1960

   
BLAIR, George
1889-1960
George Blair, 71, resident of Denver, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday 1960 in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks.  The son of Britton and Lucinda Conley Blair, he was born in this county January 4 1889.  He had resided at Denver most of his life where he engaged in farming and worked as a teamster. Surviving are three sisters, Sarah Spradlin of this city; Martha Ward, Carey, Ohio; Rhoda Ratliff, Barnett's Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 Monday morning at Green Valley School House with Charlie Lemaster, Scott Castle, and Arthut Harmon as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Sam Blair Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Feb.24 1960

   
BURTON, Henderson
1891-1960
Henderson Burton, 69, Lowmansville farmer, died Friday at 6:50 p.m., in the Veterans  Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., following a week's illness. The son of Milton and Julia Castle Burton, he was born January 4, 1891.  A member of  the Free Will Baptist Church, he had resided at Lowmansville for the past four years.  He was  a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna George Burton, whom he married March 2, 1930, at  Louisa; two brothers, Charles Burton, Urbana, Ohio; Willie Burton, Ulysses; two sisters, Mrs.  Pricie Pack, Ulysses; Mrs. Alma Lowe, Waverly, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, at the Walnut Grove  Free Will Baptist Church at Ulysses with Callie Isaac as officiating minister.  Burial was in  the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 24, 1960

   
CANTRELL, Nancy (Preston)
1910-1960
Mrs. Nancy Cantrell, 49, wife of Joe Cantrell of Meally, died in a local hospital at 11:40 p.m., Monday, February 22 after an illness of six days. Death was caused by a stroke. The daughter of Willie Preston and the late Linnie Van Hoose Preston, she was born August 23, 1910, at Meally and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Surviving besides her father and husband are a son, Richard Dale Cantrell, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Oma Soard, Elwood, Ind.; three grandchildren; six brothers, Sanford Preston, Meally; Jim Preston, Brant, N.Y.; Millard Preston, Boons Camp; Johnny Preston, Winifred; Earl Preston, Boons Camp; Noah Preston, Kendallville, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Vina Myrtle Patrick, Premier, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, from the Church of Christ at Meally with Hershel Short as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR 2 1960

   
CARROLL, Billy
1933-1960
Billy Carroll, 26, resident of White House, died at 9:30 a.m., February 24, in the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, a victim of leukemia following an illness of seven months. The son of John Carroll and Evelyn Fuller Carroll, he was born December 4, 1933, at White House and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Survivors include his wife, Janice Sue Daniel Carroll; one stepdaughter, Holly Denise; two sisters, Imogene Carroll and Judy Carroll, both of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, from the home with Delbert McKenzie as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald 2 March 1960

   
CASTLE, Nollie (Grim)
1894-1960
Mrs. Nollie Castle, 65, former resident of Van Lear, died Monday at 4:50 a.m., in hospital in Dayton, Ohio, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late John and Maryan Lemaster Grim, she was born in this county March 10, 1894. She had been in Dayton for the past 14 months. Her husband, Monroe Castle, preceded her in death May 14, 1958. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Irene Webb, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Tera Brickey, Ragland W. Va., four sisters, Mrs. Dora Ramey, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Martha O'Hara, Alton, Ohio; Mrs. Mollie Cyrus and Mrs. Hull, both of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Leonard Bowling as officiating minister. Music will be by the Toms Creek Singers. Burial will follow in the Castle Cemetery at Winifred. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY FEB 4 1960

   
CHANDLER, Jasper
1879-1960
Jasper Chandler, 80 of Ashland died Monday at 12:40 a.m. at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Chandler, a retired farmer, was born June 28, 1879, in Johnson County, a son of the late William and Mary Wheeler Chandler.  He had been a resident of Ashland six years and was a member of the Church of God at Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today by the Rev. Onie U. Kays at the Miller Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Allena Allen Chandler; four daughters, Mrs. Hansel Vanhoose of Ashland, Mrs. Hazel Lemaster of Mansfield, O.; Mrs. Ballard Cossell of Zanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Melvin Fostad of Oak Harbor, Wash.; three sons, D. B. and James R. Chandler of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mima Boyd of Ashland and Mrs. M. J. Pack of Los Angeles; a brother, Frank Chandler of Salyersville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 24 February 1960

   
DANIELS, Mary Alice (Chandler)
1868-1960
Mrs. Mary Alice Daniels, 91, resident of Lowmansville, died February 21 at 11:30 a.m., at the home of her son, Elliott Daniels, at Lowmansville after an illness of two months. The daughter of George and Katherine Brown Chandler, she was born at River Jine 29, 1868, and had resided at Lowmansville for the past twelve years where she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, J.F. Daniels, preceded her in death October 1953. Surviving besides her son are two other sons, Bud and Roy Daniels, both of Lowmansville; three brothers, David Jack Chandler of this city; Grover Chandler, Topeka, Kans.; S.B. Chandler, California. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the home of her son, Elliott. Burial was in the White Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-24-1960

   
FITCHPATRICK, Clarinda (Fairchild)
1867-1960
Jennies Creek Woman Passes Wednesday Mrs, Clarinda Fitchpatrick, 92, well known resident of Jennies Creek, died Wednesday, February 10 1960, at her home following an illness of one year. The daughter of Levi and Jane Horn Fairchild, she was born in Johnson County May 23 1867. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband James Fitchpatrick, preceded her in death, September, 1959. Surviving are a daughter, Eunice, and a son, Dennis, both at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. from the home with Claude Preston and Charlie Preston and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery.

   
JENKINS, Frank H.
1894-1960
Rites Friday At Williamsport Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday at the home at Williamsport for Frank H. Jenkins, 66, who died of a heart attack about 1:45 p.m., last Tuesday while shopping in Kroger's store. He was born May 2, 1894, in Cleveland, Ohio, and had made his home at Williamsport for the past year. He worked as a tool and die maker prior to his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Blanton Jenkins; two sons, Robert W. Jenkins, Worchester, Mass.; Frank H. Jenkins, Jr., Penacock, N.H.; one stepdaughter, Mary Ruth Kissinger, Brunswick, Ohio. Services were conducted by Nim Sturgill. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR 2 1960

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LESTER, James Monroe
1877-1960
James Monroe Lester, 85, prominent farmer of Keaton, died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, after an illness of several weeks. He was the father of Mrs. Mary Pack of this city. The son of William and Sally Skaggs Lester, he was born in this county January  17, 1877, and had been a lifelong resident of the Keaton community. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Other survivors include two sons, John Lester, Plain City, Ohio; Crate Lester, Tule Lake, California; one other daughter, Mrs Sally Williams, Portsmouth, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchilodren; three brothers Ira Lester, Skaggs; William Lester, Hillsville, Ohio; John Lester, Owingsville; two sisters, Mrs Mary Horton, Frankfort, Ohio, Mrs Sena Maine, Lock, N.Y> Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday fron the Red Bush, Enterprise  Baptist Church, with Ellis Hamilton, A.C. Bradley and Hood Wallen as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 2-10-1960

   
LUNCEFORD, Golda (Brown)
1912-1960
Mrs. Golda Sue Lunceford, 47, died suddenly Monday, February 29, at her home in Battlecreek, Michigan.  The daughter of Andy J. Brown and Vicie Prather Brown, she was born in Magoffin County May 28, 1912.  She had made her home in Battlecreek for the past fourteen years, where she was employed as a waitress.  Surviving are her husband, Pearl Lunceford; one brother, Frank Brown of this city, four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Vest and Mrs. Howard Brown, both of this city; Mrs. May Murphy, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Leck Shepherd, Galdia, Ky.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 4, from the home her sister, Mrs. Shepherd in Galdia, with Clyde Bailey and Wiles Wireman as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 9, 1960

   
NELSON, Louis
1926-1960
Louis Nelson, 34, Thealka resident, died in a local hospital at 9:00 a.m., February 29, following an ilness of one week.  He had been ill of a heart condition. The son of Will and Emmaline Lyons Nelson, he was born February 25, 1926, at Thealka and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Ike Nelson, city; Vencil Nelson, Thealka; Ismael Nelson, Thealka; Virginia Trimble, Thealka; half brothers, Charlie Nelson, Sheridan, Ind.; half sisters, Lora Stambaugh, Catlettsburg; Ella Stambaugh, Catlettsburg, Ella Gambill, Ashland; eula Edna Gambill, LaGrange, Rouie Combs, Payne, Ohio; Lydia Margaret Lyons, Garrett. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 3, from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and James Lyons as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 1960

   
PELPHREY, Clarence
1907-1960
Clarence Pelphrey, 52, Johnson County Fire Warden, collapsed and died on Third Street about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday while walking to the bus station.  He was en route to his home at Oil Springs. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital. He was born May 10, 1907, a son of Ben and Emily Pickle Pelphrey. Surviving are his wife Eva Spears Pelphrey, one daughter and one stepson. The body will be removed this afternoon to the residence at Oil Springs from the Paintsville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the home. Burial will be in the Salyers Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.17 1960

   
PRESTON, Henry Jr.
1914-1960
Henry Preston, Jr., County’s Second Mine Fatality This Year Henry Preston, Jr., 45, a coal cutter, was killed instantly by a rockfall in a mine of the C. & H. Coal Company at Meally about 10:55 a.m. on February 18.  Workmen and rescue squads worked for two hours to remove the body that lay pinned beneath the rock. Bob Duty, also a cutter with Preston, left the working place about five minutes before the fatal slide, barely missing death or serious injury.  There were evidently no warning of the heavy rockfall. Mr. Preston’s death is the county’s second coal mining fatality in less than three weeks, and the second for the year.  Charles Otis Wilson, 30, was killed in a slatefall in a mine at Offutt on January 28. Mr. Preston was born Nov. 1, 1914, a son of the late Ervin Preston and Addie Meeks Boyd.  He was born at Van Lear, but had been a resident of Boons Camp for 25 years. He was married June 24, 1934 at Inez to grace Perry who survives him. Other survivors are two sons and three daughters, George Ervin Preston and Douglas Preston, Jr., Boons Camp; Mrs. Jo Ann Campbell, Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Dottie Marie Skidmore and Miss Fredia Mae Preston, Boons Camp, also three grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters:  James Preston, Lima, O.; Lewis Preston, Springfield, O.; Shadie Preston, Williamsport; Mrs. Ella Mae Eaton, Lima, O.; and one half-brother, Lathorie Boyd, Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp by Rev. Garland Preston, Rev. Arthur Priest and Rev. Nim Sturgill. Burial was in the Mollett Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 24 February 1960

   
PRESTON, Sallie (Castle)
1866-1960
Aged Resident Of Lowmansville Dies February 2
Mrs. Sallie Castle Preston, 94, died of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Green Hackney, Lowmansville, at 10:20 a.m., February 2. The daughter of the late Nathan and Lydia Pelphrey Van Hoose, she was born at Nippa February 25, 1866.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving besides her daughter are two sons, Clyde Castle, Thealka; General Castle, Tutor Key; one sister, Mrs. Edd Preston, River; twenty-four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday from the Lowmansville United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10 February 1960

   
SALYERS, James C.
1871-1960
James C. Salyers, 88, well-known Flat Gap resident died at his home at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, after an extended illness. The son of the late Ephriam and Lou Ann Salyers, he was born February 14, 1871, in this county and had been a lifelong resident of that community, where he was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura Lemaster Salyers; three sons, Homer Salyers, Volga; Dewey Salyers, Wooster, Ohio; Charles Salyers, Springfield, O.; Two daughters, Mrs. Dora McCarty, Kitts Hill, Ohio; Mrs. Gladys, McCormick, Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Salyers, Flat Gap; two brothers, Alson Salyers, Thealka; Columbus Salyers, Sitka. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday with Bruce Daniel and Forest Dyer as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10 February 1960

   
SPENCER, Lou Alice (Freeman)
1903-1960
LOUALICE SPENCER OF LICK FORK DIES FEBRUARY 22
Mrs. Lou Alice Spencer, 56, wife, of Frank Spencer of Lick Fork, died Monday morning February 22, 1960 at her home after an extended illness. The daughter of Lora Spencer Freeman and the late Jim Freeman, she was born September 30, 1903 in Johnson County and had spent most of her life in the East Pont vicinity.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also surviving are three sons James Edward Spencer, Morral, Ohio; Ernest Eugene Spencer and Bobby Joe Spencer, both of East Point; three brothers, Jess Freeman, East Point; Virgil Freeman and Robert Freeman, both of Marion, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Malta Conley, Millburg, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 1960 from the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Bruce Spencer, Dewey Conley, and Charles Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 1960

   
STAGGS, Willard
1917-1960
Willard Staggs, Tutor Key Man, Passes Friday Willard Staggs, 42, died in a local hospital Friday morning after an illness of six weeks. The son of Ora Murray Staggs Church and the late Charles Staggs, Sr., he was born in this county September 28, 1917, and had resided at Tutor Key practically all of his life, where he was employed as a miner. Surviving besides his mother are a sister, Irene Staggs, Ashland; two brothers, Joseph Staggs, Thealka; Edmond Staggs, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 14, from the home of his brother at Thealka with Don Fraley and James Lyons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 17 February 1960

       
WALTERS, Glen
1890-1960
Services Today At Meally For Glen Walters Glen Walters, 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hazel Short in this city Monday at 7:00 a.m., following an illness of two years. The son of Billie and Julia Davis Walters, he was born at Meally February 3, 1890, and had lived in this city for the past six months. Surviving besides his daughter are four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Church of Christ at Meally with J. H. Short and S. B. Honeycutt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Meek Cemetery at Concord. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3 February 1960

   
WHEELER, Martin
1886-1960
Martin Wheeler, 73, retired building contractor of Ashland and native of Johnson  County, died Sunday noon in a Lexington hospital. Mr. Wheeler was born in Johnson County February 17, 1886, a son of the late Franklin  and Louvisa Salyers Wheeler.  He was engaged in the contracting business in Ashland for thirty- one years.  Prior to moving to Ashland, he taught school in Johnson County and was a member of  the Oak Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Clara Miller Wheeler; two sons, Charles and Willie Wheeler,  both of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Benny Caudill and Mrs. Glenn Caudill, both of Ashland; and  ten grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today at the 39th Street United Baptist  Church with Elders Everett Slone and Charles Lyons as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the  Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 17, 1960

 
WILLIAMS, Charley J.
1830-1960
Charley J. Williams, Former Jailer, Passes Today Charley J. Williams, 79, former Johnson County Jailer, died at 5:15 this morning at the Paintsville Hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks.  A. resident of Paintsville, he served as jailer from 1949 to 1942.  He was also a former theater owner of this city. He is survived by his wife Ludie Ford Williams, and four childre4n, Buell Williams, Mrs. Silvia Conley, Manila, Cecil Williams, Fairborn, Ohio and Circuit Court Clerk Kenneth Williams. The body will be taken to the Williams home Friday from the Paintsville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Colvin Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.10 1960 Charley J. Williams was born in Johnson County at Oil Springs April 17, 1830, the son of Alexander and Susan Bays Williams.  He died February 10, 1960; age 79 years, 10 months, and 27 days. At an early age he was united in marriage to Rachel Williams.  To this union were born two children, one boy and one girl who died in infancy. He was united in marriage to Lula Colvin, who preceded him in death April 20, 1940. To this union were from four children. In the year 1944 he was united in marriage to Ludie Ford and resided in Paintsville, Johnson County, until his death. He is survived by his wife Ludie Ford Williams; also four children, Cecil Williams, Fairborn, Ohio; Sylvia Conley, Manila; Buell and Kenneth Williams, Paintsville; five stepchildren, Mrs. Pauline Robinson and Paul Ford of Storm Lake, Iowa; Henry Ford, New Bern, North Carolina; Charles Ford, Columbus, Ohio; Robert Ford, Staffordsville; Four brothers, Dord Williams, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Floyd Williams, Columbus, Ohio; Taylor Williams, Elna; Tom Williams Win. Four brothers, Theodore, Millard, James, and John Williams preceded him in death. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he followed the occupations of farmer, public official, he served four years as a deputy sheriff of Johnson County and was honored by serving eight years as jailer of Johnson County from 1934- 1942. As a young man he was baptized and affiliated with the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Recently he gave testimony that he had been renewed in faith and had a better home a waiting him. A host of friends and relatives are left to mourn his death. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.24 1960

 
WORKMAN, Oakley
1913-1960
Oakley Workman,46, was G. & O. Employee A White House man was frozen to death Saturday night about one-half  mile from his home in the Fannin Branch section.The body of Oakley Workman,46, was discovered early Sunday morning by his sons who were searching for him after he failed to return home. He was lying in the roadway, his body covered with snow. Temperature reading reached about 14 degrees above zero in the vicinity during the night. The Lawrence County coroner set the time of death at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Mr.Workman was an employee of the C. & O. Railway Company. He was born September 15,1913 a son of Marion and Rosa Butcher Workman, He had been a resident of White House his entire life. He was married toOpal Stafford at Inez on Sept.8, 1941. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Freddie Workman, Thurman Workman and Donald Joe Workman all of White House,also a sister,Mrs.Alta Adkins of White House. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,Feburary 17, at the residence by Clyde Bowling. Burial was in the Vanhoose cemetery at White House. Paintsville Hearld Thursday Feburary 17,1960

 
YOUNG, Esther (Daniel)
1878-1960
Mrs. Esther Young, 81, resident of this city, died in a local hospital Wednesday, Fedruary 24 at 4:00 p.m. The daughter of George and Jane O'Bryan Daniel, she was born in this county April 04,1878 and had resided in Paintsville most of her life. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Bremer Young, preceded her in death seventeen years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mae Donley of this city; two sister, Mrs. Angie Taylor and Mrs. Joshie Ward, both of this city; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Claude Preston as officiating minister. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Huff Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 2, 1960




MARCH - 1960

ARMS, Ernest
1960
Ernest Arms, 27, resident of Hager Hill, died in a Huntington Hospital Friday morning, March 4, after an illness of ten years. The son of Morris and Dora Hall Arms, he was born in Johnson County March 14, 1932, and had been a lifelong resident of Hager Hill. Also surviving are five brothers, Virgil, Lundy, Jackie, Morris L., and Bert Arms, all of Hager Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Spencer, East Point; Mrs Eula Ramey, Logan, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, from the home with Charley Lemaster as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 1960

   
BARNETT, F.A.
1896-1960
F.A. Barnett, 91, retired farmer of Staffordsville, died at his home at 10:40 p.m., Monday, March 7, after an illness of a year.  The son of Dan and Dora McCarty Barnett, he was born in Magoffin County January 1, 1869, and had lived at Staffordsville for the past forty years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Patrick Barnett, one son, Wardie Barnett, Pikeville, two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Conley and Mrs. Lizzie Arnett, both of Staffordsville, one sister, Mrs. Dora Dykes, Helechawa, KY   Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday from the home with Lonza Reed as officiating minister.  Burial will be in the Blue Grass Cemetery at Salyersville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 9, 1960

   
BLAIR, Oscar
1893-1960
Oscar Blair, 67, retired miner and farmer of Layalette, W. Va., died in a Huntington hospital Tuesday morning March 22 1960, after an illness of five months. He was the father of Mrs.Virgil Wheatley and Mrs.Eunice Huden of this city. The son of the late B.J. and Mary Katherine Watkins Blair, he was born in this county, January 6 1893, and had been a resident of Lavallette for the past sixteen years. Other survivors include three sons, Hurshell Blair, West Van Lear; Beecher Blair, Wabash Ind.; three other daughters, Mrs. Mary Baldridge, East Point; Mrs. Annie Murphy, Holden, W. Va.; Mrs. Mabel Williams, Meally; one sister, Mrs. Doshia Bailey, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear.

   
CAUDILL, Amy (Conley)
1887-1960
Mrs. Amy Caudill, 53, died March 21 at the home of her son, Powell Caudill in Lafayette, O. The daughter of B. A. Conley and Mary L. Hackworth Conley, she was born March 31, 1887, in Floyd County.  She had been a member of the United Baptist Church at Bonanza for the past twenty-nine years.  She was married April 12, 1908, to Thomas Caudill. Two sons preceded her in death.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mae Snipes, New Washington, Ohio; Mrs. Julie Lynch, Tiro, Ohio; Mrs. Faye Keslier, Plymouth, Ohio; Mrs. Lillie Hicks, Mansfield, Ohio; six sons, Raymond and James, Willard, Ohio; Lonnie and Ray, Plymouth, Ohio; Lee, Carey, O.; Powell, Lafayette, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Julie Stephens, Georgetown; Mrs. Katie Click, Ashland; Mrs. Dollie Caudill, Silver Lake, Indiana; Mrs. Wennie Merritt, Berea; one brother, Johnnie Conley, Silver Lake, Indiana; 43 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted March 23 at the United Baptist Church in Carey, Ohio, and burial was in New Haven Cemetery, New Haven, Ohio.  Services were conducted by Elders Ransom Hackworth and Sandy Phillips. Paintsville Herald 30 March 1960

   
DEBOARD, Cynthia (Whitt)
1923-1960
Mrs. Cynthia DeBoard, 37, died in a hospital in Flint, Michigan, at 6:30 a.m., March 15, following a heart attack suffered four hours earlier. The daughter of Joseph Whitt of Grundy, Va., and the late Elsie Whitt Whitt, she was born in Virginia March 7, 1923. She has resided in Flint for the past six years and was a member of the Holiness Church. Survivors also include her husband, Levi DeBoard; four sons, Thurman, James Christian, Danny and Reuben DeBoard, all of Flint, Michigan; four daughters, Herma Lee, Josephine, Dianna and Nellie Joy DeBoard, all of Flint; eight brothers, Don, Harman and Dewey Whitt all of Flint; Buell and Aillie Whitt, Grundy, Va.; William Whitt, Baltimore, Md.; Randolph Whitt, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday from the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Ellis Hamilton and Bill Sparks as officiating ministers. Burial was in Collegn Heights Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-23-1960

   
ESTEP, Paris
1885-1960
Paris Estep, 75, retired farmer of Flat Gap, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 1960. The son of Ambrose and Sarah Elizabeth Holbrook, he was born Januray 24 1885, in Johnson County and had resided at Flat Gap most of his life. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Cantrell Estep; one daughter, Mrs. Verna Salyer, Flat Gap; one son, Bob Estep, Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 Saturday, March 4, from the Flat Gap Bethel Church with Tommie Bailey, Lonza Reed and Cline Salyer as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap.

   
FAIRCHILD, Susan (Allen)
1960
Susan Fairchild, Inez Resident, Dies March 21 Mrs. Susan Fairchild, widow of Dr. John R. Fairchild and mother of Mrs. Grant Wheatley of this city, died at 9:30 p.m., March 21 at her home at Inez following an illness of several months. “Aunt Sue”, as she was affectionately known, was born in this city the daughter of the late Captain Jackson Allen and Jane Rice Allen.  She was widely known throughout Martin County and a beloved resident of that community where she came as a young bride sixty-five years ago.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and a charter member of the Inez Chapter Order of Eastern Star. A son, William, preceded her in death. Survivors also include besides her daughter a son, Fred Fairchild, Inez; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, from the chapel of the Richmond – Callaham Funeral Home in Inez with Rev. O. M. Simmerman and Rev. Charles Ratliff as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery at Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 30 March 1960

   
FANNIN, Ernest W.
1913-1960
Ernest W. Fannin, 46, resident of Milo, died in a Huntington hospital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26, after an illness of several months. He was born at Milo July 11, 1913, the son of Joseph and Sallie Pinson Fannin and had been a lifelong member of that community.  He was employed as a meterman by United Carbon Company.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and F. & A. M 672 of Inez.  He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rose Hobson Fanin; two sons, James Ernest and Gary Lynn, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hobson, Waverly, Ohio; Mrs. Opal Justice and Mrs. Ruby Hinkle, both of Milo; Mrs. Nell Williams, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Cary Goble, Oceans, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, at 2:00 p.m., from the First Baptist Church in Inez with James Grayson and Sammy Branham as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery at Milo.  Graveside rites were conducted by Marion Hale Lodge 673, F. & A. M., Inex. Paintsville Herald 6 April 1960

   
GRIM, Malta (Daniel)
1883-1960
Rites Saturday For Malta Grim Of Stambaugh Mrs. Malta Grim, 66, wife of Faris Grim of Stambaugh, died in the Memorial Hospital at McDowell at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, following an illness of four months. The daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Ann Helton Daniel, she was born in this county September 11, 1883, and had lived at Stambaugh most of her life.  She was a member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Ruel Grim, Cardington, Ohio; Duel Grim, Stambaugh; James Deward Borders, Stambaugh; four daughters, Mrs. Billie Alice Stambaugh, Stambaugh; mrs. Kathleen Green, Cardington, Ohio; Mrs. Sue Castle, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Minnie Lee Young, Fairborn, Ohio.  One brother, Arthro Daniel, Volga; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Arrowood, West Van Lear; Mrs. Jennie Saddler, Nippa; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 2, from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Virgil Daniels as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Singers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6 April 1960

   
JUSTICE, Goldia
1900-1960
Goldia Justice, Kerz Resident, Dies March 24 Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home for Goldia Justice, 59, who died in a Lexington Hospital March 24 from the effects of a stroke suffered three days earlier. The daughter of Mrs. Lyda Castle Justice of Ashland and the late W. C. Justice, she was born at Kerz July 12, 1900. Surviving besides her mother is a sister, Mrs. Olga Green, Flat Gap. Services were conducted by Elders O. I. Williams and Lonza Reed.  Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 30 March 1960

   
LEMASTER, Thomas
1878-1960
Thos. Lemaster, Volga Resident, Dies March 28
Thomas Lemaster, 82, retired farmer of Volga, died at 2:10 p.m., March 28, in a local hospital from the effects of a stroke. He had been ill for the past five weeks. The son of E.W. and Lyda McKenzie Lemaster, he was born July 25, 1878, at Flat Gap and had been a resident of Volga for the past thirty-six years. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviviors included his wife, Mrs. Sarah Brown Lemaster; two sons, Lloyd Lemaster, Kerz; Troy Lemaster, Milford Center, Ohio; one stepson, John Lemaster of this city; on daughter, Mrs. Andrew Rowe, Kerz; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Ross Lyon, City; Mrs. Don Reed, Stoutsville, Ohio; Mrs. Doug Crum, Glen Rock, N.J.; Mrs. Chattie Picklesimer, Woodstock, Ohio; Mrs. Frank McKenzie, Volga; Mrs. Clyde Brown, Marion, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Victoria Jones, Van Lear; Mrs. Jessie Bryant, Kerz; Mrs. Mallisa Estepp, Milford Center, Ohio. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday from Cannon Chapel Church at Volga with Bruce Daniels and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Music was by the Lowmansville Quartet. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery at Kerz. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-6-1960

   
LUSHBAUGH, Charles R.
1916-1960
Charles Robert Lushbaugh, 43, resident of Volga, died in a local hospital at 3:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, following an illness of one day.  The son of John Robert and Grace Richmond Lushbaugh, he was born in Summers County, W.Va., December 15, 1916, and had resided at Volga for about two years.  He was a member of the Cannons Chapel Methodist Church and was employed as a signalman for the C. & O. Railway Company.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lemaster Lushbaugh; one daughter, Susan at home; one brother, Edwin H. Lushbaugh, San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Grace Kellenger, Raleigh, N.C.   Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31, from the Cannons Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev., R.S. Derifield officiating, Mrs. Victoria Preston was soloist and C.& O. Signalmen acted as pallbearers.  Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 30, 1960

   
MAY, Charles Ray
1924-1960
An automoblie accident proved fatal Saturday to Charles Ray May, 35, widely known Van Lear man.The accident occurried about 7:00 p.m. on Johns Creek near the Philadelphia Church. He was born in Carter County, August 4, 1924, a son of Glen and Hazel Bowling My.He was a miner and had spent virtually all his life at Van Lear. He is survived by his wife Marie Josep May, two sons, William Lee May and Charles Ray May Jr., one daughter Madeline May, all at home.Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters,Clayton May and Jackie May,Cleveland,Ohio.Glen Lee May Jr.,Germany; Franklin May, Van Lear; Mrs.Madeline Slone and Mrs.Shirley Young,Fairborn,Ohio;,Mrs.Lorene Wells, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs.Betty Sue Barker, Fairborn,Ohio. Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev.Scott Castle officiating.Burial wa in the Clevenger Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday March 30, 1960

   
MILLS, Maudie (Salmons)
1960
Mrs. Maudie Salmons Mills, 66 year old Tomahawk resident, was drowned March 11 when she fell from a foot log three feet high into icy Rock House Creek about 8:30 a.m. as she was walking toward a neighbor’s house.  Mrs. Mills’ death was ruled accidental drowning by Martin County officials.  She was found by her husband about 20 minutes after she had left to visit her neighbor.  Rock House Creek was only 20 inches deep in the spot where Mrs. Mills drowned.  Officials said that the water was so cold that the shock might have hindered any attempt to get out of the creek.  The daughter of David and Rebecca Ward Salmons, Mrs. Mills is survived by her husband, Bascom Mills, three sons, Arbie Mills, Ersel Mills and Lewis Mills, all of Tomahawk, six daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Ward, Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Artie Connley, Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Melissie Mollett, Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Flo Ann Wilson, Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Irene Boyd, Inez; and Mrs. Hazel Adams, Tomahawk, three brothers, Don Salmons, Tomahawk; John Salmons, Princeton, W.Va.; Anderson Salmons, Columbus, Ohio; and one sister, Bernice Salmons, Princeton, W.Va.  Mrs. Mills is also survived by 24 grandchildren and four great grand children.  Mrs. Mills was born at Williamsport in 1894 and lived there 19 years before moving to Tomahawk in 1913 after marrying Mr. Mills. The deceased was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Services were held Sunday, March 13 at the home with Rev. Arthur Preece, Rev. Nim Sturgill, Rev. Glen Arrowood, Rev. Sam Preston and Rev. Herman Davis officiating.  Burial followed in the Mills Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 9, 1960

   
PHELPS, William M.
1960
For Wm. Phelps In Minnesota.
Services for William M. Phelps, 69, formerly of Johnson County, were held Tuesday, March 23 in Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Phelps was the son of the late Thomas and Trenvilla Webb Phelps, Van Lear.  He left Johnson County in 1907. Mr. Phelps was a member of the Minneapolis police force for 32 years before retiring in 1951.  He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include a son, Richard W. Richfield, Minn., and a daughter, Mrs. Donald Grubb, Rapid city, S. D.; five brothers, Bruce and Kent, both of West Van Lear, Ky., John and Lon, both of Meally, Ky., and Sam, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Gervin Short, Van Lear, Ky.; Mrs. James Hall, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Emmie Pelphrey, Ashford, W. Va. John R., Kent, and Bruce Phelps, brothers of the deceased, attended the funeral from Johnson County.  Burial followed the rites in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 30 March 1960

   
POTEET, Thelma (Collins)
1960
Thelma Poteet Killed In Wreck In Tennessee
Thelma Collins Poteet of Lebanon Ohio, was killed in a car wreck in the Smokey Mountains March 19, Mrs.Poteet was formerly of Riceville and the daughter of the Powell Collins and Adele Collins, and was a sister of sister of  Powell Collins Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Poteet were returning from a vacation in Florida when there car skidded on ice while driving through the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, after skidding the car struck a bus killing Mrs,Poteet and injuring Mr.Poteet, who was treated for shock. Mrs.Poteet was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati,Ohio. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday March 39,1960

   
PRESTON, Shadie
1923-1960
Shadie Preston Rites Held Today At Williamsport
Shadie Preston, 36, died of a heart attack at his home at Williamsport at 6:00 p.m., March 27. The son of Mrs. Addie Meeks Preston Boyd and the late Ervin Preston, he was born June 5, 1923, at Edgewater, Ky., and had lived at Williamsport for the past thirty- three years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verna Lou Cavins Preston; two brothers, James Preston, Lima, Ohio; Lewis Preston, Springfield, Ohio; one half-brother, Lathoria Boyd, Lima, Ohio; one sister, Ella Mae Eaton, Lima, O. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., today from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Meeks Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 30 March 1960

   
PRICE, Pauline (Roberts)
1922-1960
Pauline Price, Local Resident, Dies Friday
Mrs. Pauline Price, 37, well known Southern Bell Telephone employee of this city, died at the home of her mother at 408 Wood Street Friday morning, March 4, after an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Louella Van Hoose Roberts, she was born in this city August 29, 1922, and had resided here all of her life.  She was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church and served as a WAVE during World War II.  She worked as a clerk in the Main Street office of Southern Bell prior to her illness. Surviving besides her mother are her husband, Cecil Price; one daughter, Patricia Ann Price; three sisters, Mrs. Orene Butcher, Williamsport; Mrs. Elouise Childres of this city; Mrs. Mary Brownlee, Bentonville, O.; Thomas and Earl Roberts, both of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Monday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Walter L. Hooper, officiating.  Burial was in the Town Cemetery. Members of the DAV will act as pallbearers and conduct graveside rites. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 9, 1960

   
RIGSBY, Tom
1878-1960
Graveside Rites Saturday At Keaton For Tom Rigsby
Tom Rigsby, 81, lifelong resident of Keaton, died in a local hospital at 4:15 a.m., Thursday, March 31, following an illness of two weeks. The son of the late John and Rebecca Eldridge Rigsby, he was born October 7, 1878. His wife, Sarah M. Rose Rigsby, preceded him in death in 1947. Survivors include one son, Watha Rigsby, Keaton; one daughter, Mary Barker, Ironton, Ohio; one brother, Jesse Rigsby, Ohio; one sister, Amanda Sagraves, Wheelersburg, Ohio. Graveside rites were conducted at 10:00 a.m., April 2, by Emery Ferguson. Burial was in the Rose Cemetery at Keaton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 6, 1960

    
ROWLAND, Richard
1871-1960
Richard Rowland, 89, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at his home on Peach Street following a month's illness. The son of the late John and Rachel Fitchpatrick Rowland, he was born in this county January 27 1871. He had lived in this city for the past twenty-nine years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was a merchant prior to his retirement. His wife, Sarah Estep Rowland, preceded him in death in 1937. Surviving are three sons, H.A.Rowland, of this city; W.E. Rowland, South Charleston, Ohio; Talmadge Rowland, Springfield, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Corena Davis of this city. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday from the Vine Street Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Estep Cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald 3-9-1960

   
SALYER, Ida (Stafford)
1875-1960
WELL KNOWN LOCAL RESIDENT DIES SUNDAY
Services Tuesday for  Ida Melvin Salyer
Mrs. Ida Melvin Slayer, 83, well known local resident died  Sunday morning, March 13 1960, in a local hospital, after an illness of six months. The daughter of the late George and Hunn Mahan Stafford, she was born in this county April 22 1875, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her first marriage was to John Melvin, who preceded her in death. She was later married to Green Salyer who also preceded her in death. Surviving are six sons, Willie, George, Ralph, Roy, Clarence, and Jimmy Melvin, all of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Addie Price, of this city; Mrs. Edgar W. VanHoose, Louisa; three brothers, Carl Stafford, of this city; Bill Stafford, Cynthiana; O. Ballard Stafford, Mt.Sterling,Ky. Fuineral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday from the First Baptist Church with Rev. M.R.Thomason, pastor, and Rev. Sam Sloan, former pastor, officiating. Music was by the Tom's Creek Singers. Grandsons acted as pallbearers, and the burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.

 
SHORT, Gena D.
1960-1960
Gina Denise Short Rites Held Friday
Gena Denise Short, 2-day-old daughter of Eugene and Marilyn Joy Dills Short of Meally, died in a local hosptial at 11:00 p.m., Thursday. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Enita Carol and Melinda Short, both at home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday from the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warnie Short with J. H. Short as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 30, 1960

  
WEBB, William Madison
1872-1960
William Madison Webb , 87. of Greenup, a retired school teacher, attorney and former state representative, died ay 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Mar.12 1960 at the home of a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anna Wenn, of Itonton,Ohio. He was a brother of Melvin Webb of this city. Born October 6 1872, in this county, Mr Webb was the son of the late William and Jane Honeycutt Webb. He was a member of the Greenup County Bar Association. His first wife, Mrs. Emma Porter Webb, and a son, Marshall Lawrence Webb, preceded him in death. Besides his brother he is survived by his widow, Mrs.Pearl Burton Webb of Greenup; four sons, Calhoun Webb of Baltimore; August and Robert Webb of Columbus and Benjamin Webb of Cleveland; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Marcum and Miss Mary Webb of Portsmouth, Ohio; Mrs. Elphia Brewer of Newport News, Va.; and Mrs, Elma Hilgemam of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Laura Phelps of Elk City, Olka.; 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Leonard Webb, Grover Fannin and Spurgeon Honeycutt as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Club House Cemetery at Van Lear.




APRIL - 1960
   
ARMS, Sam K.
1960
Sam K. Arms, 91, died at 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at his home at Denver following a brief illness. The son of the late Elijah B. and Martha Blair Arms, he was born in this county March 26, 1869, and had resided at Denver for the past forty years.  He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and worked as a carpenter prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his first wife Sarah Adams Arms.  His second wife, Mrs. Minnie Rivers Arms, survives. Also surviving are five sons, Everett Arms, City; Beecher Arms, Baltimore, Md.; Grady Arms, Columbus, Ohio; Raymond Arms, Denver; Ray Arms, Leander; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Burke, West Van Lear; Mrs. Erie Colvin, Denver; one sister, Mrs. Flora Conley, Portsmouth, Ohio; thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and nine great-great- grandchildren. Funeral service were conducted 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 8, from the Denver Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Adrian Davis, Rev. Sam Sloan and Rev. E. H. Overman, officiating.  Music was by the Southside Free Will Baptist quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 1960

    
AUXIER, Ricky Durane
1960
Services Monday For Auxier Infant
Rickie Durane Auxier, 3-day-old son of Carson and Christine Kazee Auxier of Manila, died in a local hospital at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Also surviving are four brothers, Tommie Lee, Philip, Joe, and Kenneth, all at home; one sister, Carolyn Sue Auxier, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., April 25 at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Lula Auxier, with Lonza Reed as the officiating minister. Burial was in the Auxier Cemetery at Manila. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-27-1960

    
BURKE, Henry
1877-1960
Auxier Resident Dies Friday
Henry Burke, 82, well-known resident of Auxier, died at his home Friday evening, April 1, following an illness of fourteen years. The son of the late Charles and Malvina Jones Burke, he was born at East Point April 4, 1877, and had made his home at Auxier for the past fourteen years. He was a member of the Louisa Church of Christ and prior to his retirement was employed as a clerk. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Wilson Burke; three daughters, Mrs. Stella Bailes and Mrs. Maggie Clark, both of California; Mrs. Herma Bailes, Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Grant Burke, Van Lear; Robert Burke, Cliff. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m., from the chapel of the  Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt as the officiating minister. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-6-1960

   
BUTCHER,  H.H.
1960
H.H.Butcher, 73, of Bypro, died at home April 6 of a lingering illness. He was a native of Johnson County and was the father of former State Representative Ann B. Hall, of Wheelwright. He was a retired miner. Mr. Butcher was a son of Frank and Mary Perry Butcher and was married to Martha Blankenship Butcher, who survives. Besides Mrs. Hall, surviving sons and daughters are Willard Butcher, Sam Butcher, and Mrs. Goldie Jones, all of Detroit, Mich., H.H. Butcher, Jr., and Mrs.Edna Johnson, both of Columbus, Ohio, Jeff Butcher, Boons Camp,  Kenneth Butcher,  Robert Butcher and Miss Georgette Butcher,  Mrs. Vonda Bates,  and Mrs.June Hall, all of Bypro,  Mrs. Bobby Bates, Jellico, Tenn., and Mrs. Gypsy Brock, Plant City, Fla. Brothers and sisters surviving are John Butcher and Mrs. Lucy Parker, both of Morehead, George Butcher, Paintsville,  Frank Butcher,  Leonard Butcher,  Walter Butcher,  Mrs. Amanda Gross,  Mrs. Nancy Caudill and Mrs. Mary Kalup, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral rites were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, from the Wheelwright First Baptist Church, the Rev. John Lester officiating. Burial was made in the Osborne cemetery at Bypro. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-27-1960

    
CLARK, James Matthew
1960
Nephew of Herald Printer Dies Monday; Victim of Burns
Edward C. Clark, printer in the Herald shop, left this morning for Barboursville, W. Va. To attend the funeral of his 3-year-old nephew, James Matthew Clark, who died Monday morning in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington from burns. The child received burns on his body April 10 while playing with a companion.  His clothes ignited from a trash fire in the back yard of the Clark family. He is survived by his parents and one sister, Phyllis Jean and a number of other relatives. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Merrits Creek Methodist Church, and burial was made in the family cemetery at Greenbottom, W.Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 20 April 1960

    
DANIELS, Sarah (Cassady)
1867-1960
Sarah Daniels,92,Of Tutor Key Dies April 6 Mrs.Sarah Daniel,92 life-long resident of Tutor Key,died at her home at 2:45 p.m.,Wednesday,April 6,after an illness of several months. She was born July 4,1867,the daughter of the late S.M. and Polly Daniel Cassady.Mrs.Daniel was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married in 1878 to James Daniel,who preceded her in death  in 1948. Surviving are three sons,Irvin and Tive Daniel,both of Tutor Key;Dave Daniel of this city;nine grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 8, with Lonza Reed,Florida Lyons and Virgil Daniel as officiating ministers.Burial was in family cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday April 13,1960 

   
GIBSON, Nathaniel
1888-1960
Services Friday At Riceville For Nathaniel Gibson Nathaniel Gibson, 71, retired farmer of Swamp Branch, died at his home at 8:10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, after a three months' illness. He was born in this county May 17, 1888, the son of Frank and Hallie Saylor Gibson and had been a lifelong resident of the Swamp Branch community. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Caudil Gibson; three sons, James F. Manuel and Lee Gibson, all of Swamp Branch; five daughters, Verna Sexton, Fayettesville, W. Va., Teresa Ivey, Oak Hill, W. Va.; Velva Jackson, Riceville; Ethel Decker, Salt Lake City, Utah; Glada Hunnall, Swamp Branch; eight sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 Friday, April 15 at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle as officiating minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 13, 1960

   
GOBLE, Alka (Crum)
1929-1960
Mrs. Alka C. Goble, 29, teacher in the Tomahawk Grade School, died in a local hospital at 4:30 p.m., April 2, 1960, of a heart attack suffered three hours earlier. The daughter of Lon and Rosetta Mills Crum, she was born May 25, 1929, at Debord, and was a resident of Inez at the time of her death.  She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband Wilburn Goble; a daughter, Shelia Kay, at home; seven brothers, Clayton, Inez; Parker, Debord; Cyrus, Wayne, W.Va. Jeptha and Ambrose Crum both of Akron Ohio, James H., California; Clemon Crum, Oceana W. Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Mary Blackburn and Mrs. Bertha Mollett both of Debord; Mrs. Elgis Manard, Inez. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., April 4, 1960; from the First Baptist Church with Rev. James Grayson officiating Burial was in the Crum Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.06 1960

   
JOHNSON, Mason
1874-1960
Mason Johnson, 86, lifelong resident of Collista, died at his home at 11:35 a.m., April 13, after a year's illness. The son of W. H. and Arminta Sowards Johnson, he was born August 30, 1874, at Collista.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Rhoda Fitzpatrick Johnson, preceded him in death November 7, 1953. Surviving are three sons, Grant, Ivan and L. A. Johnson, all of Collista; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Little, Collista; Mrs. Bessie Little, Melvin; Mrs. Carmalee Cantrell, Collista. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday from the Rock House Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Collista. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 20, 1960

   
KEATON, Tom Jeff
1888-1960
Tom Jeff Keaton, 72, resident of Flat Gap, died suddenly Saturday, April 9, at the home of Charlie Gamble at Blaine. The son of the late Richard and Kallie Conley Keaton, he was born March 9, 1888 in Morgan County and had resided most of his life at Flat Gap, where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include four brothers, Johnnie Keaton, Ohio; Beddie, Paris and Andy Keaton, all of Morehead. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the New Salem Church with Robie Ferguson, Addie Ferguson and Emery Ferguson as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Relief. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR 13 1960

   
MCCLAFFERTY, Frank V.
1876-1960
Frank Vinson McClafferty, 84, a retired oil man, died at this home, 80 Boyd Street in this city Thursday, April 28, after an extended illness.  Mr. McLafferty, a native of Sharon Pennsylvania, was born May 1, 1876, the son of the late John and Margaret Kane McClafferty.  When he was yet a young man he moved to Ritchie County, West Virginia and became employed by the R. G. Gillespie Oil Company.  In 1925 he and his family moved to Paintsville when his company transferred him to this section and made him superintendent of their holdings in this area.  Later he became employed by the Cumberland Petroleum Company and remained with this company until his retirement.  Mr. McClafferty was engaged in the oil business over fifty years and was considered an authority in his time of work.  His first wife, Anna Monts McClafferty, preceded him in death in 1943.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jane Hughes McClafferty; two daughters, Virginia Fannin and Mary McClafferty; three stepchildren, Mrs. Hubert Daniel, Mrs. Eugene Blair and Mrs. Charles Hammond all of this city; four step grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Perry, pastor of Mayo Methodist officiating.  Pallbearers were employees of Cumberland Petroleum Company.  Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-4-1960

   
MEADE, Teri (Webb)
1876-1960
Mrs.Tera Meade,83, well-known resident of this city,died at the home of her daughter,Mrs.Protector Evans, Ashland, at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, after an extended illness. The daughter of  the late Crate and Jane Reed Webb, she was born at Flat Gap July 24,1876. She ws beloved and respected resident of this city where she had made her home for the past thirty years. Mrs.Meade joined the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap when she was twenty-two years old and was a thoughtful and loyal worker in the church, devoting her life to the religious and social betterment of her community.Being most able at prayer she shone as a guiding influence to all around her and the radiance of her life was an inspiration to those who knew her. She was married at Flat Gap July 6,1895, to Dr.P.P Meade,who preceded her in death November 20, 1929. Survivors include besides her daughter a son, Dr.Walter W. Meade, Bricknell,Indiana;a sister,Mrs.W.H.Cox of this city: four grandchildren, Walter W.Meade Jr.,Linton Parnell Meade, Dr.Evalyn Georgene Evans and Dr.Paul W.Eans; one great-grandchild Sally Jane Evans. Funerail servces were conducted at 2:00 p.m Tuesday from the United Baptist Church in this city with Tommy Bailey, F.F. Rigsby, and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were WilburDaniels,Lawrence Daniels,Clifford Hughes, W.L Rigsby, McKinley Baldwin, Jim Pelphrey and John L Spears. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 4,1960

   
PRESTON, Hazel (Butcher)
1907-1960
Mrs. Hazel Preston, 52, died at 1:55 a.m., April 21, in the Edward J. Myers Hospital in Buffalo, N. Y., of cancer after an illness of five months. The daughter of Mrs. Lura Deboard Butcher of Boons Camp and the late Ballard Butcher, she was born at Boons Camp August 27, 1907, and had lived in New York for the past year. Surviving are her husband, Jim Preston; Orville Swain and James Preston, both of Wabash, Indiana; one daughter, Mrs. Don Leach, Wabash, Indiana; four brothers, Allan Butcher, Blair, W. Va.; Earl and Marcus L. and Willie Butcher, of Boons Camp; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Mollett, Mrs. Millard Preston and Mrs. Earl Preston, all of Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 25, from the home of her mother at Boons Camp with Fred Rowland as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 27 April 1960

   
PRICE, Gertrude (Fannin)
1904-1960
Mrs. Gertrude Fannin Price, 55, wife of Green Price of Thelma, died Monday, April 25, after an extended illness. The daughter of William Fannin and the late Mary Essa Butcher Fannin, she was born in this county July 5, 1904, and had resided at Thelma most of her life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors also include three sons, Cam Price, Amarillo, Tex.; Carl and Clifford Price, both of Thelma; three daughters, Mrs. Neva Lee Franklin of this city; Mrs. Eula Castle and Mrs. Essa Jean Fraley, both of Thelma; one brother, Ernest Fannin, Thelma; one sister, Mrs. Neva Lee Fields, Beauty. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 28, from the Thelma School with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Price Cemetery at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 1960

    
TURNER, Charlie
1900-1960
Charlie Turner, 60, resident of Boons Camp, died in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., at 3:30 a.m., April 13, after an illness of eight days. The son of Will and sarah Cheek Turner, he was born April 3, 1900, at Wheelersburg and had lived at Boons Camp for the past forty years, where he worked as a farmer and miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Blevins Turner; two stepsons, Lewis Gamble, Tomahawk, and Richard Gamble, Boons Camp; two brothers, Jim Turner and Henry Turner, both of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; two sisters, Maudie Bolden, Oil Springs; Kittie Trimble, Jeffersonville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 15, at his home with Fred Rowland as officiating minister. Burial was in the Turner Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR 20 1960

   
VANHOOSE, Carol (Conley)
1939-1960
Mrs. Carol Sue Conley Van Hoose, 21, wife of Ernest Van Hoose of Lowmansville, died in a local hospital at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, following an illness of three days. The daughter of Charley and Beulah Brown Conley, she was born February 28, 1939, in Lawrence County and had resided most of her life  at Lowmansville where she was a member of the Enterprise Church. Other survivors include a son, James Ernest, age two years; one sister, Connie Conley, Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23, from the Lowmansville Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Bird Webb as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Lowmansville Quartet.  Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 27 April 1960
 



MAY - 1960

DANIEL, H.R.
1960
FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN PANAMA
H. R. Daniel, Youngstown, O., died suddenly at the home of a son, Daniel Owen Daniel, Panama City, Panama, Saturday, May 14, 1960.  A son of the late Dan and Rebecca Stapleton Daniel of Johnson County, he was preceded in death several years ago by his wife, Zula Lyon Daniel, also of Johnson County. Survivors, other than Daniel Owen, are:  two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Davis and Mrs. Carrie Shipton; two sons, Everett and H. R., Jr., all of Youngstown; three brothers, A. J. Daniel of Sitka and Leo F. and Mason of Ashland.  Mr. Daniel is an uncle of Dan Gambill of Thelma. The body is being returned to Youngstown Wednesday, May 18, for burial. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 18, 1960

    
DANIEL, Roy E.
1907-1960
Roy E. Daniel age 52, died May 15, 1960, in a local hospital near Lowmansville at 6:30 a.m. Friday of injuries recieved in an automobile accident near his home on May 15. Mr. Daniel had attended church services at Old Hood near Winfred and was returning home with Mrs. Daniel and his brother, Elliott Daniel, who was driving the car. It is  reported the car was sideswiped by another auto as the Daniel vehicle turned into the driveway of the victems home. Mrs. Daniel and Elliott Daniel were treated for injuries. Mr. Daniel was born June 15, 1907 at Winfred the son of J. F. and Mary Alice Chandler Daniel. He had been a resident of Lowmansville for 23 years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858. Besides being survived by his wife, the former Nancy Wheeler, whom he married June 10, 1933 at Winfred, he is survived brothers Elliott and Bud Daniel of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 29, at the Hood Fork United Baptist Church. Graveside rites were held by the Masonic Lodge 858 with burial in the Hoods Fork Church Cemetery.

   
JENKINS, Frank
1882-1960
Oliver Jenkins, prominent Eastern Kentucky oil and gas operator, died at his home at Paintsville, following a cerebral hemorrhage, Monday morning, May 16. Born May 31, 1882, at Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, the son of a coal miner, Albin Jenkins and his wife, Margaret Wetzel Jenkins, Oliver Jenkins went to work at 16 as a printer for the Mercer (Pennsylvania) Herald-Dispatch, graduated to manager of the H. A. Greer & Company department store at Stoneboro, and then at the turn of the century migrated southward into Kentucky and into the infant oil and gas business here. Joining his uncle, Ross Wetzel, in opening the Wayne County, Kentucky, oil field, he found there his life’s work.  Outgrowing this apprenticeship, Oliver, in 1918, went out on his own.  With a string of tools, a sound knowledge of drilling techniques and a strong love for his fellow man, he forged quickly to the front as an operator and as a citizen.  The drilling organization he built became, if not the largest in the state, certainly the most competent. A Kiwanian, Republican, and Mason, he served for many years on the City Council of Paintsville, and for most of his life was in the forefront of most civic projects. He was best known, however, for his warmth and kindness, and the hand he kept outstretched to everyone who needed his help. While associated with his uncle in the Wayne County Field, Oliver Jenkins met and married, on August 22, 1910, Miss Lennie Parigan, daughter of A. B. and Via Snow Parigan of Mills Spring, Kentucky.  To this union were born, Howard Jenkins, who predeceased his father, and Phillip, Paintsville, John Russell, Alliance Ohio, Elizabeth (Mrs. John LaCava), New Britain, Conn.; and Margaret (Mrs. J. K. Wells), Paintsville, who survive him.  Also surviving him is a sister, Mrs. Minnie Runkle, Sandy Lake, Pa. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the First Christian Church of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at the First Christian Church, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, under the direction of Rev. Joseph Zavadsky, with Rev. John Pommert and Rev. Charles Perry assisting. Interment was in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 18 May 1960

   
JENNINGS, Douglas
1936-1960
Douglas Jennings, 23, former resident of Van Lear, was killed in an automobile accident near Marion, Indiana, Friday, May 13.  The fatal accident occurred about 5:00 a.m., as Jennings, returning from work, reportedly drove into a trailer- tractor.  Some time was required to remove him from the wreckage.  He was taken to Marion General Hospital where he died three hours later. The son of Press and Maude Bell Jennings, he was born May 27, 1936, at Van Lear and had lived for the past six months at Marion, where he was employed as a press operator for General Motors. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Music Jennings; one son, Douglas Jennings, Jr., at home; four brothers, Charles, Washington, D. C.; Paul, Wabash, Indiana; Robert and Roger Dean, both of Van Lear; two sisters, Barbara Travis and Shelly Jean May, both of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 18 May 1960

   
MCGAHAN, Joseph E.
1902-1960
Joseph E. McGahan, 57, resident of this city and Delphos, Ohio, died suddenly Sunday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m., at the summer home of his sister, Mrs. George Geise, Long Lake, Mich., where he and his wife had been visiting.  The Michigan Hillsdale County coroner ruled his death due to a coronary occlusion. Mr. McGahan owned and operated the McGahan Feed Company in Paintsville and had maintained an office in Delphos, Ohio, for the past two years. He was born October 28, 1902, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of the late T. J. and Emma McGahan.  He was married January 23, 1929, to Norma Long of Van Wert, Ohio, who survives. Other survivors include three children; Mrs. Marcella Haunhorst, City; Marie and Harry, at home; one grandson, Ralph Haunhorst; three brothers, George and Everett, Lima O.; Thomas McGahan, Van Wert, Ohio; six sisters, Mrs. Verna Geise, Reading, Michigan; Mrs. Mae Yurkee, Lafayette, Indiana; Mrs. Betty Hanold, mrs. Dorothy Cryer, and Mrs. Lida Reams, Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Edna Kemmerer, San Francisco, California; three half sisters, Mrs. Nellie Leatherman, Mrs. Mayme Parkinson, Lima, Ohio; Mrs. Effie Ireland, Pittsburg, Pa.; and one foster brother, Charles Hood, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, in the Harter & Son Memorial Chapel in Delphos, O.  Pallbearers were employees of his office in Delphos, Ohio.  Donald Eigen, Clyde Kohn, Henry Goldsberry, Jake Albright, Ferde Miller and Wayne Sherrick. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Paulding County, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25 May 1960

   
MEADE, Martha (Castle)
1885-1960
Mrs.Martha Meade,75, died of a heart attack at her home at Nippa at 4:00 p.m.,Wednesday, May 4. The daughters of Jeff and Mary Meadows Castle,she was born August 17, 1885, at Nippa and had been a lifelong resident of that community.She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her first marriage was to Hilt Dale,Her second to Toe Castle and her third to Johnny Meade who preceded her in death. Surviving are six sons, Everett Castle, Wharton,W.Va.;William and Grover Meade,Nippa; Marvin Meade,Catlettsburg;Jeff Meade,Greenup: Mitchell Meade, Thealka; two stepsons,Paris and Milt Meade both of Nippa; two daughters, Mrs.Lena Meade and Mrs.Savannah Burns,Nippa Myrtle Blanton,Barbersvilles,Ohio; Five step-daughters, Mrs.Lena Ward,Dayton,Ohio; Mrs.Mable Collins Detroit,Michigan; Nancy Bolden, City; Mary Ward,Turner Branch; Linda Melvin,Greenup; forty-two grandchildren and thirty- seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7 From the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church at Nippa with Millard Van Hoose and Claude Preston as officiating minister.Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet.Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Hearld Wdnesday May 11,1960

   
PELPHREY, Harry
1886-1960
Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. for Harry Pelphrey, 74, who died in a local hospital at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 1960, following an illness of three months. The son of the late Life and Elizabeth Middaugh Pelphrey, he was born in this county April 18, 1886, and had resided in Paintsville most of his life.  An employee of Mayo School, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Odd Fellows. Surviving are his wife Beatrice Adams Pelphrey; tow sons Frank Pelphrey of this city; Redmond Pelphrey, Monoria, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Mills, Ironton, Ohio; Mrs. Douglas Van Hoose, City; one brother Oscar Pelphrey, St. Louis Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Faulkner, Proctorville, Ohio; Mrs. Howard Brotherton, Bethel, Ohio. Services were conducted at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. C. C. Holt officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 18 1960

   
PELPHREY, Laura (Trimble)
1876-1960
Mrs. Laura Alice Pelphrey, A resident of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital Saturday afternoon after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of John G. and Matilda Van Hoose Trimble, she was born at Barnetts Creek March 28, 1876, and had been a resident of Staffordsville most of her life. One of the county’s well known and respected women, she was a loyal and faithful member of the United Baptist Church for the past seventy-one years. She was the widow of Deal Pelphrey, who preceded her in death in 1919. Survivors include four sons, Frank, Charlie and Jessie Pelphrey, all of Staffordsville; Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.01 1960

   
SETSER, Frank
1899-1960
Frank Setser, 61, resident of Tomahawk, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 2:30 p.m., May 16. The son of the late Marion and Sarah Perry Setser, he was born April 15, 1899, at Davella.  A farmer of that community, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oma Mollette Setser; two sons, Albert Setser, Mansfield, Ohio; Elzie Setser, Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Ernsberger, Butler, Ohio; Mrs. Beulah Lemaster, Mansfield, O.; Mrs. Joyce Pack, Chicago, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Maynard, Inez; Mrs. Mary J. Mond, Dant, Va.; two half brothers, Junior Cline, Glenalum, W. Va.; Lohn Delong. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, from the home with Melvin Sesco as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Mollette Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25 May 1960

   
SPARKS, Elizabeth (Hall)
1890-1960
Mrs. Elizabeth Sparks, wife of Oakley Sparks, died at her home on Main Street Friday, May 13, at 11:00 a.m., following an illness of three months. The daughter of the late John  Henry and Rebecca Ford Hall, she was born in Pike County April 11, 1890, and had been a resident of this city since 1928. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are two brothers, Jake Hall, Detroit, Mich.; Earl Hall, Fairborn, Ohio; one sister, Mrs . Jane Martin, Estill, Ky., one neice, Mrs. Wilma Meadows, of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 15, from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Music was by the Williams Quartet. Pallbearers were Carmel Castle, Carl Castle, Arville Castle, Randolph Neely, Paul Butcher, Willis Sparks, Howard Sparks, Oakley Gene Sparks and Earl Castle. Honorary pallbearers were D. H. Dorton, Sr., O. T. Dorton, T. C. Meade, J, C. Maggard, George Conley, J. B. Wells, Jr., Eascom Chandler, Clarence Castle, Verner Hall, W. D. Sparks, Harry Johnson, Tracy Pack and Lowell Phillips. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 18, 1960

   
SPARKS, Ora
1929-1960
Ora Sparks, 41, died suddenly at 7:10 a.m., Monday, May 16, while working in Princess Elkhorn No. 2 mine at David.  Death was apparently caused by a heart attack. The son of Mrs. Julia Sparks of West Van Lear and the late John Sparks, he was born January 13, 1919, at Offutt.  He had lived at West Van Lear for the past eight months and was employed as an electrician in the mines.  He was a member of UMWA 8161. A veteran of World War II, with a distinguished service record, he was discharged at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, June 16, 1945, with the rank of technical Sergeant after serving for three years with the 39th Infantry.  His service included action in Algiers-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland.  He received the Combat Infantryman badge; EAME Theatre Ribbon with six Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Ribbon; Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Distinguished Unit Citation with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Wallen Sparks, whom he married in this city January 3, 1946; two brothers, Dorsel Sparks, Thealka; Norvel Sparks, Madison, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, from the River United Baptist Church with German Walters and Cullie Sparks as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25 May 1960

   
TEMPLE, Charles David
1960
Charles David Temple, 97, who had served 60 years for the C. & O. Railroad before his retirement in 1946, died at 11:45 p.m., Friday at his home at Mt. Sterling after an illness of two months. Mrs. Temple and his wife, Mrs. Gabie Baird Temple, recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Octogenarian Club. Survivors besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Feld, Paris, and Mrs. Opal Rice, Richmond, Va.; a son, Stanley A. Temple, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Maude Cobb, Cincinnati; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Eastin-Richey Funeral Home by Dr. J.E. Moss and the Rev. V.V. Hill. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 11 1960

   
VIRES, Addie (Honeycutt)
1877-1960
Mrs. Addie Vires, 82, died Wednesday, May 4, 1960, at the home of her son, Dola Vires, Van Lear, after and illness of one month. The daughter of the late Nathan and Manda Hitchcock Honeycutt, she was born in this county November 26, 1877, and had resided in the Van Lear vicinity all of her life. Her husband, Alex Vires, Preceded her in death. Survivors include another son, John Vires, Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Keel, van Lear; Mrs. Etha Wells, Toplin, W. Va.; one brother, Rev. S. C. Honeycutt, Auxier; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Collins, Auxier; Mrs. Belle Webb, Greenup; Mrs. Mary Wells, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Cora L. Wells, Van Lear; Mrs. Virgie Phelps, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday from the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 11 1960

    
WILLIAMS, James M.
1870-1960
James M. Williams, 89, died Monday, May 9, at the home of his son in Springfield, Ohio, after a week's illness. The son of the late Robert and Betty Evans Williams, he was born in this county October 6, 1870, and had lived in Springfield, Ohio, for the past fifteen years. He had been engaged in farming prior to his retirement. His wife, Martha Curtis Williams, preceded him in death December 15, 1945. Surviving are five sons, Earl C., Carl, Estill and James H. Williams, all of Springfield, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Mason Ross, Waverly, Ohio; Mrs. Lunda Moore, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Verla Hitchcock, Amlin, O. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, from the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Rowland and Rev. Homer Brooks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Winifred. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 18 1960





JUNE - 1960

BLANTON, George
1880-1960
George W. Blanton, 80, well known resident of Volga, died in a local hospital at 10:45 p.m., Thursday, June 23, after an illness of two weeks. The son of the late Sanford and Sarah Ann McKenzie Blanton, he was born in this county January 18, 1880, and had been a life long resident of the Volga community. Prior to his retirement he engaged in farming and was employed as a mail carrier. His wife, Addie Prichard Blanton preceded him in death five years ago. Surviving are three sons Charlie Blanton, Staffordsville; Charlie Blanton and George Blanton Jr. both of Volga; two daughters Mrs. Grover Blanton, Oil Springs; Mrs. Jessie Pelphery; Staffordsville; one brother Robert Blanton, Irontown and four sisters, Virgie Williams, Red Bush; Deala Lemaster, New Boston, Ohio; Bertha Trimble, Volga; Verna Butler, Paintsville.  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 Sunday at home with Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey and Jimmie Blanton all officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.29 1960

    
BURCHWELL, Mintia
1886-196
0 Mrs. Minitia Burchwell, 74, prominent resident of the city, died in the Prestonsburg General Hospital at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 13 1960, after an extended illness. Mrs. Burchwell, the daughter of the late William J. and Florence Witten Burchett, was born in this county January 23 1886. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death March 4 1951, by her husband, Jesse Burchwell. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Jewell Burchwell and Mrs. Elsie Wells, both of this city; three sons, William J. Burchwell, Seco; Cecil H. Burchwell, Dayton, Ohio; Quentin Burchwell, City; two brothers, Ham and Eddie Burchett, Stambaugh; six sisters, Mrs. Bertha Stambaugh, Mrs. Martha Jane Bayes, Mrs. Charlie Kazee, Mrs. Artie Short, Mrs. Walter Castle, and Mrs. Hobart Stambaugh, all of Stambaugh; her step-mother, Mrs. Melissa Burchwell. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, from the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Rev. S.C. Honeycutt and Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Nephews of Mrs. Burchwell acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear.

    
BUTCHER, Eula Mae (Blanton)
1936-1960
Mrs. Eula Mae Butcher, 23, died at her home at Williamsport at 3:45 p.m., Saturday, June 4, following an illness of one month. The daughter of the late Harry and Cora Saylor, Blanton, she was born July 8, 1936, in this county and had lived at Williamsport for the past four years. Survivors include her husband, Lee Butcher; two children, a son, Henry Lee, and a daughter, Cora Irene, both at home; two brothers, Paris Blanton, Indiana;  Shade Blanton, Columbus, Ohio; six sisters,  Mrs. Bessie Bayes, Ashland;  Mrs. Rhoda Castle, City;  Mrs. Mint Spaulding, City;  Mrs. Lou Spradlin, Ashland;  Mrs. Martha Jane Souders, Alexandria, La.; Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins, Williamsport. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 6, from the home of her sister, Mrs. Mint Spaulding  with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was in the Jenkins Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-22-1960

    
CANTRELL Harry B.
1879-1960
HARRY B. CANTRELL PASSES JUNE 4
Harry B. Cantrell, 80, retired school teacher and postmaster, died at his home at Fuget Friday, June 4, 1960, at 2:30 p.m., after an illness of two years. The son of James and Louise McKenzie Cantrell, he was born in Johnson County July 18, 1879, and had been a lifelong resident of Fuget.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Cora Estep and Dixie Cantrell, both of Fuget; one son, James Cantrell, Fuget. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 6, from the home with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Estep Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY June 8, 1960

    
CONLEY, Howard
1939-1960
Howard Conley, 20 year old son of Wardie and Finetta Williams Conley, died at his home at Oil Springs, Thursday afternoon, June 3, after an illness of several weeks. He was born June 14, 1939 and had been a lifelong resident of Oil Springs. Surviving besides his parents is a sister, Mrs. James VanHoose, Tutor Key.  Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Saturday with Francis Blair and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Mitchell Price Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 8, 1960

    
FITCH, Fannie (Welch)
1882-1960
Mrs. Fannie Fitch, 77, resident of Thealka, died in the Memorial Hospital McDowell, Floyd Co Ky., at 3:50 p.m., Monday, June 13 1960, after a year's illness. The daughter of John and Angeline Cooper, she was born in this county December 5 1882, and had resided here most of life. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Isadore Fitch; five sons, Norman Fitch, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tom Fitch, Thealka; San, Jessie and Burton Fitch, all of this city; three daughters, Ruth Fitch, Sebra Caudill, both of Ashland; Ruby Wells, Tutor Key; a half brother, Bill Welch and half sister, Mary Ann Welch both of Kermit, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with James Lyons and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Family Cemetery.

    
MILLARD, MRS. R.M.
1960
Mrs. R.M. Millard, 90, died June 3 at her home at Wilmore, Kentucky.  She was the aunt of Mrs. Gertrude Hoskins of this city and a sister of Ben Patrick of Salyersville.  Mrs. Millard was a woman of refinement and Christian character.  She had celebrated her 90th birthday at her home on May 31, and was apparently in fairly good health at the time.  She had suffered a broken hip resulting from a fall early in the year.  Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Greathouse. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 6, 1960

    
PRICE, Edward B.
1886-1960
Edward B. Price, 73, retired miner of White House, died in a local hospital at 9:20 p.m., Friday, June 24, following an extended illness. The son of the late Edward Blane and Nancy Wheeler Price, he was born in Lawrence County September 16, 1886. He had been a resident of White House for the past forty-five years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anthey June Cavens Price; three sons, James Edward Price, Owensboro; Clarence Henry Price, South Charleston, Ohio; Donald Eugene Price, South Vienna Ohio; three daughters, Misses Mary Lena and Della Frances Price, Sitka; Mrs. Marlyn Faye Montgomery, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday June 26, from the White House Enterprise Baptist Church with Clyde Bowling and Junior Pruitt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 1960

    
SPENCER, Richard
1892-1960
DICK SPENCER OF BLACKBERRY DIES JUNE 4
Richard “Dick” Spencer, 68, resident of Blackberry, died of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Castle, Blackberry, at 1:30 a.m., June 4. The son of George and Emma Caudill Spencer, he was born in this county March 20,1892. His wife, Rece Montgomery Spencer preceded him in death May 11,1956. Survivors also include a son, George Spencer, Blackberry; another daughter Mrs. Verlie Poe, Ashtabula, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Virgie Adams, Davey, W.Va., one half-sister, Mrs. Effie Litz, Auxier, one half-brother, Paul Hager, Auxier. Fuenral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday from the home of Mrs. Castle with Cecil Tackett  and John Marshall as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery at Blackberry. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 6-8-1960

    
STAFFORD, Harry G.
1877-1960
Harry G. Stafford, 83, prominent resident of this city, died at his home on Fourth Street at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, after an extended illness. The son of the late Jesse, Sr., and Georgann Turner Stafford, he was born in this county April 23, 1877.  A retired merchant, he was a member of one of Johnson County’s outstanding families whose activities have long been associated with the development and progress of this section. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Burch Stafford; two sons, Earl Stafford, Ashland; Gordon Stafford, Clarksburg, W. Va.; two daughters, mrs. James E. Webb, Columbia, S. C.; Mrs. James M. Reid, Charlotte, N. C.; one brother, Jesse Stafford, Jr., Hitchins; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Spradlin, Staffordsville; Mrs. Mollie Littman of this city. Funeral services were conducted from the First Christian Church in this city at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 17, with the pastor, Rev. John Pommert, officiating.  Pallbearers were Paul M. Stafford, Robert Stafford, Jesse Stafford, Morris Stafford, George Stafford and Hugh Hickman. Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 June 1960

   
WARD, Charlie
1905-1960
Charley Ward, 54, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Carey, Ohio, Saturday evening. The son of John W. and Rhoda Ann Salyer Ward, he was born in this county October 4, 1905, and had lived in Carey for the past nine years, where he was employed by the Swan Rubber Company. Survivors include eight sisters, Mrs. Frank Salyer, Hamden, Ohio; Mrs. Jimmie Wadell, Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Margarette Wickham, Carey, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Hitchcock, Van Lear; Mrs. Josie Hickenbottom, Carey, Ohio; Mrs. Henry Hannahs, and Mrs. Edd Tackett, both of Vanlue, Ohio; Mrs. Virgil Lewallen, Van, W. Va.; four brothers, Crate Ward, Leander; Edgar and Zollie Ward, both of Barnetts Creek; Hager Ward, Vanlue, O. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 today from the Green Valley School.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 1960
   
Charlie Ward was born October 4, 1905, and departed this life June 25, 1960, at the age of 54 years 8 months and 21 days.  He passed quietly away at the home of a sister, Mrs. Margrette Wickham, Carey, Ohio, with whom he made his home. He was the son of John W. and Rhoda Ann Salyers Ward.  He is survived by two brothers and five sisters.  Crate Ward, Leander, Edgar Ward, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Henry Hannah, Vanlue, Ohio, Mrs. Grant Hitchcock, Odds, Ky., Mrs. Frank Salyers, Hamden, Ohio, Mrs. Virgil Luallen, Van, W. Va., and Mrs. Jimmy Waddell, Miamisburg, Ohio.  Also surviving is his stepmother, Mrs. Martha Ward, Carey, Ohio; two half-brothers and four half-sisters:  Hager Ward, Carey, Ohio, Zollie Ward, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Ruben Wickham, Mrs. Edward Tackett, Mrs. Burton Higginbothon, of Carey, Ohio, and Mrs. John Petmeckey, of Glendora, California, and a host of friends and relatives. He was loved by little children and all who knew him. His kind and loving face will be missed by all. We weep now but we will always love and cherish his memory.  We hope and pray that our loss is heaven’s gain. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 1960

    
WARD, Loucinda (Preston)
1877-1960
Mrs. Lou Cinda Ward, 83, resident of this city, died at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, in a local hospital. The daughter of Sanford and Mary VanHoose Preston, she was born in this county February 2, 1877, and had resided here all her life. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was the widow of W. J. Ward, well known attorney, who preceded her in death in 1950. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Meade and Miss Laura Ward, both of this city; three sons, Hebert and Shade Ward, both of this city; Ted Ward, Oil Springs; two brothers, Willie Preston, Meally; George Preston, Catlettsburg; one sister, Mrs. Myrtie Akers, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., June 9, from the United Baptist Church in this city with Elders Lonza Reed and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. Grandsons acted as pall bearers. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-18-1960

      
WEST, J.E.
1903-1960
J.E. West, 56, died Tuesday, June 21 1960 ay 2:15 p.m., in the Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Meyers, Va., of a heart attack following an illness of five days. The son of Jacob and Mary Greenlee West, he was born July 11 1903, in Rutledge, Tenn., and had been at Fort Meyers for the past year, where he was employed as a car salesman. He was a member of the Methodist Church and operated a gift shop in Lavalette, W. Va., for 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Mae Hall West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estill Hall of Staffordsville; a daughter, Evelyn Carrol, at home; a brother, T.W. West, Chicago, Ill. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday from the Mayo Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Charles Perry, and Elder Lonza Reed officiating. Pallbearers were, Lon Butler, Arthur Ealey, Wallis Jackson Jr., Lonnie B. McKenzie, Robert Jackson and Charles Hall. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.



JULY - 1960

CANTRELL, Lula (Cantrell)
Lula Cantrell, 70, resident of this city, died at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 8, at the Castle Fork Rest Home at Lowmansville following an illness of seven months. A native of Magoffin County, she was born December 9 the daughter of the late George Washington and Martha Williams Cantrell. She had made her home in this city for the past forty-four years. Surviving are two sons, Charles Cantrell, Columbus, Ohio; Chester Cantrell, U. S. Army, Ft. Eustis, Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 11, from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUL 13 1960

  
CASTLE, Julia
1886-1960
Mrs. Julia Castle, 73, resident of Tutor Key, died in a local hospital at 9:20 p.m., Sunday, July 31, after an illness of several months. The daughter of John and Louise Wellman VanHoose, she was born in this county October 26, 1886, and had been a lifelong resident of the Tutor Key community.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert Castle, preceded her in death April 24, 1955. Survivors include three foster sons, Robert, Mallory, W., Va; Vern, Tutor Key; Raymond, Lowmansville; a foster daughter, Mrs. Mattie Gainer, Grantsvill, W. Va., three brothers, Hansel VanHoose, Wittensville; Wess and Guy VanHoose, Tutor Key; five sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Fairchilds, Lowmansville; Mrs. Frank Witten, Sitka; Mrs. Earl Daniel, West Van Lear, Miss Gypsy VanHoose, Tutor Key; Mrs. Verner Castle, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted today at 11:30 from the Nippa Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 3, 1960

  
CONLEY, Opal Ruth (Jayne)
1928-1960
Mrs. Opal Ruth Conley, 32 year old Van Lear resident and mother of eight children, died Saturday in Paintsville General Hospital of injuries sustained July 5 in an auto mishap near her home.  Mrs. Conley died of a fractured skull, according to State Police reports.  State Trooper Jack Music said Robert A. Jennings, 17, also of Van Lear, was charged with reckless driving on the scene after his car rounded a treacherous curve at apparently a high rate of speed and crashed into the Conley car, which was traveling east.  Jennings, whose brother Douglas, 23 was killed May 13 in an auto accident near Marion, Ind., will be tried Monday of charges of reckless driving, speeding and voluntary manslaughter according to County Judge Bill Ward.  Survivors are Mrs. Conley’s husband, Fred Conley, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Jaynes, three sons, James, Eugene and Richard; five daughters, Judy, Lena, Susan, Peggy Lou and Mary Lynn; one brother, Melvin Jaynes, Winchester; and two sisters, Lillie Mahan, Wittensville and Pauline Adams, Paintsville.  All eight of the Conley children are at home, the youngest 16 months and the oldest 16 years. Mrs. Conley was born at White House on June 17, 1928 and was a life long resident of the county.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 18 at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Scott Castle, Lonza Reed and Bruce Daniel officiating.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial followed in the Jayne Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 20, 1960

  
FLETCHER, Pat
1871-1960
88-Year Old Man Dies July 16 At Lowmansville
Funeral Services Held Monday For Pat Fletcher Pat Fletcher, 88, a resident of Lowmansville for many years, passed away at his home at 6:00a.m., Saturday, July 16 1960 after an extended illness. The son of Noah and Elizabeth Fletcher, he was born in Johnson County December 2, 1871.  He was a farmer by occupation. Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Castle Fletcher, who died in 1905, Survivors include two sons, Grant and Wince Fletcher both of Lowmansville, two half brothers, Alex Pelphrey, Galloway, Ohio and Elzie Pelphrey, Columbus, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Jahaza Sparks, Ivyton, Ky. Funeral services were conducted from the Georges Creek United Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 18, 1960, with Sam Preston, Mitchell Grim and Charley Hackney as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald 7-20-1960

   
HILL, Frankie
1957-1960
Frankie Hill, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Hill, passed away at 12:35 a.m., July 23 in St. Catherine Hospital, Chicago, Ill., after an illness of only eleven days.  He was born October 24, 1957 in this city but was a resident of Chicago, at the time of his death. Frankie is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hill, Red Bush and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sunny Stapleton of Red Bush. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 25 at the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church at Relief with Lonza Reed and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Relief. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUL. 27, 1960

   
LITTERAL, Hannah
1879-1960
Hannah Litteral of Oil Springs Dies Friday
Hannah Rebecca Litteral, 81, lifelong resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 6:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, after an illness of a few days. The daughter of the late Fleming and Sarah Prater Litteral, she was born at Oil Springs January 31, 1879. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are twenty-eight nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, from the Oil Springs Methdist Church with Rev. Henry Lee and John Collins as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Litteal Cemetery at Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 7-13-1960

  
MEADE, Jack Donald
1960
Jack Donald Meade,26, a student at the University of Kentucky College of Commerce,Where he would have graduated in January of next year,died of gunshot head wounds in his room in Lexington on July 14.He was a son of Beulah Meade  and the late Nollis Meade of this city, both members of prominent families. Jack Donald was graduated from Paintsville High School in 1952, and was a popular member of his class.He played football with the Paintsville Tigers,was a member of the Key Club,Letterman's Club and various other school organizations. He attended Geogetown College for one year where he played football for the Georgetown Tigers, and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served two years in the armed forces of the United  States, 18 months of which were spent overseas.Upon discharge from the Army, he enter the University where he was maintaining a high scholastic standing at the University College ofCommerce. He was a pleasant affable young man, and loved by all who knew him, He leaves to many friends and loved ones a pleasant memory that will never fade. Surviving are,his mother,Mrs.Beulah Ward Meade,four brothers, Arnollis,Lexington,Dr.Howard Meade,Paintsville dentist;Charles, Washington,D.C.;Curtis,Detroit,Michigan,and three sisters, Mrs.Helen Pack,Jenkins,Ky., Mrs.Lou Rita Schweinfest,San Francisco,California, and Marguriette Meade, Paintsville. Services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the United Baptist Church with O.I. Williams,F.F. Rigsby and C.J.Sparks officiating. Pallbearers were Tom Cox ,G.C.Meade,Don Daniels,Bob Ford, LeFrance Rigsby, B.R. Meade, and Herbrt Arms. Interment was in the Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday July 20,1960  

   
RICE, James A.
1883-1960
James A. "Dock" Rice, 76, retired Army Veteran, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 1960, at his home on Turner Branch. He had been ill for several years. Mr. Rice was born Nov.6 1883 at Denver in this county, a son of James and Nany Rice. He had been a resident of Paintsville for about 19 years and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church of Collista. He had retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Army. He was married in 1928 to Maude Van Hoose who survives him. Also surviving are three brothers, Tom Rice, New Boston, Ohio; Charlie Rice, Chillicothe, Ohio; and Alonzo Rice, Elna, Ky.; and one sister Mrs. Cora Williams, of Springfield, Ohio; Three brothers, George, Bill and Alcus Rice preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating ministers were Claude Preston and C.C. Hall. Hymms were by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.

 
SPARKS, Nancy (Wallen)
1929-1960
Auto Victim Buried Friday Services Held At River For Nancy Sparks, 31 Nancy Wallen Sparks, age 31, died instantly at 1:40 p.m., July 19, in an automobile accident which occurred in the “Narrows” just South of Paintsville. Mrs. Sparks was the daughter of Ervin Wallen and Thelma Walters Wallen, Williamsport.  She was born June 9, 1929 at Beaver, Ohio but had been a resident of West Van Lear for 8 months.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church, and was a beautician by occupation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora Sparks, May 16, 1960, when he died suddenly while at work. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Myralene Walters, Auburn, Ala. And Karen Gail Wallen at home, three brothers, Doug Wallen, West Van Lear, Edgar Poe Wallen, Ashland and David Wallen at home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 22 at the River United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks, Elzie Banks and Everett Sloan as officiating ministers. Burial was made in the Ward cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 27 July 1960

 
WHEELER, Tobe
1880-1960
Tobe Wheeler, 80, died at his home at Staffordsville Saturday, July 9, after an illness  of ten years. The son of the late Jasper and Jane Trimble Wheeler, he was born in this county March  7, 1880, and had been a resident of Staffordsville most of his life.  He was a member of the  Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susie Castle Wheeler; four sons: Estill Wheeler, Waverly,  Ohio; Everett Wheeler, Staffordsville; Earl Wheeler, Ashland; Tobe Wheeler, Jr., U.S. Army in  Germany; five daughters, Mrs. Ella Mae Maynard, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Hobbs, Rittman, O.;  Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler, Lowmansville; Mrs. Jane Rosenberg; Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Ruth  Mollette, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today from the home with Rev. Moses  Kitchen officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 13, 1960

 
WILLIAMS, Joseph C.
1878-1960
Joseph Crawford Williams, 82, well-known resident of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, July 10, of a heart condition. The son of the late Eliphas P. and Amanda Daniel Williams, he was born at Flat Gap May 20, 1878, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  He operated a jewelry store in this city for many years and was widely known throughout the county as a watch maker. His first marriage was to Clara Ann Davis Williams, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lura Helton Wheeler Williams; one son, William Davis Williams, New Boston, Ohio; a stepson, Fred Wheeler, Staffordsville; a sister, Mrs. Newt Farichilds, Plain City, Ohio.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Woodrow Frisby, Bruce Daniel and Willard Wilcox as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 1960



AUGUST - 1960

BLAIR, Taylor
1899-1960
Taylor Blair, Retired Miner, Dies Saturday Taylor Blair, 60, retired miner, died at his home at Van Lear at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, August 27. He was born in this county September 17, 1899, the son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Salyer Blair, and had lived at Van Lear for the past thirty-one years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minerva Lewis Blair; two sons, Henry Blair, Wabash, Ind.; Billy and Jerry Blair, Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Aline Lynn, Van Lear; Miss Peggy Blair, Pikeville; two brothers, Ross and Homer Blair, Oil Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Dona Crace, Oil Springs; Mrs. Mary Scott, Riceville; Mrs. Lula Blair, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted from this home at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday with Rev. Edgar Hewlett officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 31 August 1960

    
BROOKS, Paul Franklin
SERVICES SUNDAY FOR 22-MONTH-OLD PAUL FRANKLIN BROOKS
Paul Franklin Brooks, 21- month-old son of Orlando and Mary Blevins Brooks, died at his home at Wittensville at 9:15 a.m., Friday, August 26, after an illness of fifteen months. Survivors besides his parents are three brothers, Woodrow and Elwood Brooks, both at home, Orlando Brooks, Columbus Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 11:00 a.m. Sunday with Lewis Blevins as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-31-1960

   
CASTLE, Edwin
Edwin Castle Buried Today In Arlington Cemetery
Word has been received here of the death of Edwin Castle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Con Castle.  Mr. Castle died Saturday in Washington, D. C. following a heart attack.  He left this county 33 years ago and had resided in Washington since that time. He leaves many relatives and friends in this area who will be sorry to learn of his passing. Funeral services will be held today and burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 17, 1960

   
DOTSON, Richard
1866-1960
Richard Dotson, 94, retired farmer of Leander, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Verner Blair, Leander, at 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, after an illness of several months. The son of the late Manuel and Mary Hibbits Dotson, he was born in Wise County, Va., May 6, 1866, and had lived for most of his life at Leander. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Cynthia Conley Dotson preceded him in death in 1955. Survivors include besides Mrs. Blair three sons, Lincoln and Edd Dotson, both of New Boston, Ohio; Gleen Dotson, Nashville, Tenn.; four other daughters, Lula Hackworth, Prestonsburg; Addie Puckett, McGuffey, Ohio; Grace Williams, Newport News, Va.; Mae Hackworth, Riceville. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m., Thursday with Lonza Reed, Vencil Pelphrey, Millard Bryant and Frank Caudill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Dotson family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-7-1960

   
GOLLOP, Elouise (Preston)
1917-1960
Offutt Woman Dies In Calif.
Was A Surgical Nurse In Whittier
Mrs. Eloise Gollop of 10540 Woodhue Ave., Whittier, Calif., died August 20, at the Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, California, following a long illness. Mrs. Gollop, born in Offutt, Ky., March 31, 1917, went to California in 1941 and made her home in East Los Angeles.  She went to Whittier in 1957 where she worked as a surgical nurse in the new Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.  She lost her husband, Theodore Gollop, in 1946.  She was a graduate of nursing at the Charleston General Hospital in Charleston, W. Va. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest J. Preston of River, a brother, Ray B. Preston, of Henderson, Ky., and three sisters, Mrs. O. L. Thompson of Sophia, W. Va., Mrs. E. B. Boggs of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Clayton McCane of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral service was conducted Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of White-Emerson Company in Whittier, with Rev. Chester H. Howe of St. Matthias Episcopal Church officiating.  Interment was in Rose Hills Memorial Park. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 1960

   
HICKS, John C.
1887-1960
Mr. John C. Hicks, age 73, passed away at 8:30 a.m., August 4, at his home in Detroit, Mich., of a heart attack, after an illness of six months.  He was born October 9, 1887 at Smithville, Tenn., and had been a resident of Detroit for the past thirty-two years.  Mr. Hicks was a retired elevator operator. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Crider Hicks, two sons, Jack Hicks, Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert Hicks, U. S. M. C., Cherry Point, N. C., and two daughters, Elizabeth Osborne, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Emma Branscum, Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Enlo, Vernon and Leo Hicks, all of New Mexico and one sister, Mrs. Clara Baines, Detroit, Mich. Funeral services were held Monday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m., with graveside services at the Stapleton cemetery at Kerz, with Bruce Daniel as officiating minister. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 10, 1960

   
HOLBROOK, Guy
1926-1960
Guy Holbrook, 34, resident of this city, died at 9:40 a.m., August 13, 1960, at the home of his father, Dewey Holbrook, in this city.  He had been ill for the past nine months. The son of Dewey and Elsie Blanton Holbrook, he was born at Thelma, January 12, 1926.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Betty Ratliff Holbrook, preceded him in death July 21, 1959. Surviving besides his parents are a daughter, Cathylee Holbrook of this city; three brothers, Paul Holbrook, Columbus, Ohio; Harry Holbrook, Marion, Ohio; Jack Holbrook, Plymouth, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Katz, and Mrs. Beulah Grandenetti, both of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Sue Patton of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elzie Banks, Everett Crum and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Aug. 17, 1960

   
JOHNSON, Heber
1910-1960
Heber Johnson, Local Merchant, Dies Suddenly, Heber Johnson, 49, well known merchant of this city and operator of Johnson's Grocery in Bridgeford died suddenly, in a local hospital, of a heart attack at 11:30 a. m. August 31, 1960. The son of Mrs. Nora Price Johnson Daniel and the late Charlie Johnson, he was born at Thelma October 18, 1910. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Sammons Johnson; a son, William Johnson of this city; a daughter, Mrs. James R. Boyd, Huntington, W. Va.; a brother, Levi Johnson; two grandsons, Robert David Boyd and James David Johnson; a granddaughter, Susan Kaye Johnson. Funeral survices were conducted at 1:00 p. m., Friday from the Concord United Baptist Church with Buell Ferguson, Cullie Sparks, and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEP.7 1960

   
MAY, Claude G.
1894-1960
Claude G.May,66, died suddenly of a heart attack in Lima,Ohio, Friday morning, August 12. The son of Samuel and Katherine Fairchild May, he was born in this county March 20, 1894. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was employeed by the State Hospital in Lima. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.Jane Hackworth May; a son, Clyde May,Swamp Branch; four daughters, Mrs.Raymond Caudill, Swamp Branch; Mrs.Irvin O'Bryan of this city; Mrs.Russell Dowler, West Milton,Ohio;One sister Mrs.Otto Pratt of this city; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday from the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers.Music was by the Paintsville Quartet, Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday August-17-1960

   
MCCOY, Gracie (Wiley)
1894-1960
Mrs. Gracie McCoy, 66, died at 8:30 p.m., August 28 in the Park View Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, after suffering a stroke. The daughter of Dave and Virgie Ward Wiley, she was born at White House July 27, 1894.  She had made her home in Toledo for the past three years. Her husband, Lon McCoy, preceded her in death June 1938. Surviving are three sons, Dave and Jim McCoy, Toledo, Ohio; Frank McCoy, Findlay, Ohio; two daughters, Helen McCoy, Toledo, Ohio; Juanita Sesco,  Pikeville; four brothers, Overton Wiley, Wheelwright; Everett Wiley, Homer, Michigan; Odis and Paul Wiley, both of White House; two sisters, Mamie Kidd, Harold; Lillian Roberts, Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 2, from the White House Church with Dock Rowland as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Wiley Cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 1960

   
MEEK, Arron
1860-1960
Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Old Friendship Church for 100-year-old Aaron Meek, said to be Johnson County's oldest resident, who died at the home of his son, Flem Meek, Boons Camp, at 9:05 p.m., August 23, following an illness of three months. The son of the late James and Juliana Van Hoose Meek, he was born at Boons Camp August 8, 1860 and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a successful farmer of that section, continuing his activities on the farm while in his nineties. His wife, Susan Butcher Meek, preceded him in death July 17, 1935. Surviving besides his son, Flem, are seven other sons, Davis Meek, Marion, Ohio; Jack Meek, Boons Camp; Ike Meek, Boons Camp; John Meek, River; Henry Meek, Plant City, Fla.; Ted Meek, Boons Camp; Willis Meek, Boons Camp; two daughters, May Wells, Boons Camp; Jennie Spriggs, Boons Camp; 87 grandchildren; 165 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Nim Sturgill, Winifrey Meek and Glenn Arrowood.  Burial was in the Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 1960

   
MONTGOMERY, Elmer
1960
Elmer Montgomery, 85, Ashland, died August 6 at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland after an extended illness.  He was the father of Mr. Robert Montgomery of this city. Mr. Montgomery was born in Bluffton, Ohio, and spent several years in Gary, Indiana.  A pioneer in the Armco steel industry, Mr. Montgomery was the first melter to come to the Ashland plant, arriving there from Newport, Ky., in the early 1900's.  He worked as head melter and head of the open hearth for forty years, retiring at the age of 70. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah Houser Montgomery, who died in 1936. Funeral services were conducted by the Reverend Phillip Bembower of First Presbyterian Church at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland, August 8. A special Masonic service was held at 7:30 p.m., August 7.  Mr. Montgomery was a 50-year Mason. Besides his Masonic membership, he was a member of the Elks, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving besides his son, Robert, are two daughters, Miss Lois Montgomery of Ashland and Mrs. Elmer Menifee of Phoenix, Arizona; another son, George Montgomery of South Point, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17, 1960

   
ROSEBERRY, James C.
1885-1960
James C. Roseberry, 75, retired miner of Meally died in a local hospital at 10:50 a.m. Friday of a heart attack following an illness of twenty-six days. The son of Emmett and Anna Burgy Roseberry he was born January 28, 1885, at Colton, Ky., and had resided in Meally for eleven months. His first wife, Maude Messer Roseberry, died November 1, 1939.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie McKenzie Roseberry. Also surviving are three sons, James Jr., Thomas and Bobby Roseberrry, all of Chicago, Ill., one daughter, Mrs. Betty Hawkins, Church Hill, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Gertie Joseph, Emma; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday from the Emma Methodist Church with Green Allen and James Duff as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Emma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 24 August 1960

   
SHORT, Rosina (Music)
1879-1960
SERVICES SATURDAY AT MEALLY FOR ROSINA SHORT
Mrs. Rosina Short, 81, resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 6:00.p.m. August 10 1960, after an illness of five months. The daughter of Abe and Anna Webb Music, she was born at East Point April 02 1879. She had been a resident of Meally for sixty years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, J.D. Short, preceded her in death August 12 1944. Surviving are a son, Gervin Short, Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs, Opal Goble, West Van Lear; three brothers, Grover, Buck and Melvin Music, all of Meally; a sister, Nancy Vuletch, Meally; two half-sisters Bessie Duty and Vada Francis, both of Huntington, Indiana; two half-brothers, Abe Music, West Van Lear and Floyd Music, Davey, West Virginia; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday from the Church of Christ at Meally with J.H. Short and S.C. Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery at Meally. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known as the "CHILDER'S CEMETERY"

   
SKAGGS, Earl
1929-1960
Earl Skaggs, 31, resident of Flat Gap and a teacher in the Johnson County Schools, died in a local hospital at 10:20 p.m., Monday, August 29, following an illness of eleven days. The son of Andrew and Ova Kelly Skaggs of Flat Gap, he was born at Barn Rock, March 4, 1929, and had resided at Flat Gap most of his life. Survivivors also include his widow, Mrs. Willa Dean Lemaster Skaggs; one daughter, Alice, at home; one brother, Arvin Skaggs, Flat Gap, and a sister, Arlene Skaggs, Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 1, from the Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church with Hood Wallen and Emerson Collier as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 7, 1960

   
SPEARS, James B.
1893-1960
James B. Spears, 66, retired miner of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 3:00 p.m., August 10, of a heart attack following an illness of two weeks. The son of Kennis and Luna Dyles Spears, he was born in Floyd County September 25, 1893, and had resided at Van Lear most of his life.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Hill Spears; five sons, Gordon Spears, U.S. Army, Germany; Thomas Spears, Amherstdale, W. Va.; Winifred Spears, Dayton, Ohio; Rickie and Douglas Spears, both of Van Lear; one daughter, Mrs. Clotene Clark, Oak Wood, Va.; one brother, Frank Spears, Bucyrus, O.; three sisters, Sarah Copeland, Stone; Nancy Williams, Canada, Ky.; Bessie Thomas, Ferguson, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, from the home with Moses Kitchen and James Sturgill officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 24 August 1960

   
SPEARS, Victoria (McFaddin)
1893-1960
Rites Saturday At Collista For Victoria Spears
Mrs. Victoria Spears, 67, resident of Collista, died in a local hospital at 4:00 a.m., Thursday, August 18, after a two weeks’ illness. The daughter of Isaac and Nancy Ann Slone McFaddin, she was born in Knott County April 27, 1893, and had lived at Collisa most of her life.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Spears; four sons, Dorman and Harmon Spears, both of Collista; Walter Spears, Springfield, Ohio; Frank Spears, West Van Lear; three daughters, Fannie Meade, Van Lear; Virginia Hall, Hite, Ky.; Fay Johnson, Hager Hill; five sisters, Mary Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.; Alka Justice, Delbarton, W. Va.; Ida Spears, Lexington, Rose Ann Miller, Paintsville; Nannie Selvage, Troy, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m., Saturday with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Music was by the Tutor Key Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 24 August 1960

    
SPRADLIN, Britton F.
1887-1960
RITES HELD TODAY FOR BRITTON SPRADLIN
Britton F. Spradlin, 73, well-known resident of Denver, died in a local hospital at 7:30 a.m.,Sunday, August 14, after an illness of two months. The son of Hamilton and Martha Jane Lemaster Spradlin, he was born in this county March 5,1887, and had been a lifelong resident of Denver community. Prior to his retirement, he was a sawmill operator and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Lemaster Spradlin, six sons, Harold Spradlin, Leesburg, Indiana., Hendrix Spradlin, Nippa, Howard Spradlin, Albuquerque, N.M., Douglas Spradlin, North Kenova, O; Fred Spradlin, Ft. McClellan, Alabama; Benny Spradlin, West Liberty; three daughters, Mabel Taylor, Portsmouth, Ohio, Marie Meeks, Ashland, Loraine Simpson, Detroit, Michigan, two brothers; Chalmer Spradlin, West Van Lear, George Spradlin, Denver, one sister, Minnie May, Leander. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. today from the Beechwell Church with Lonza Reed and Winfrey Meeks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 8-17-1960

   
SPRIGGS, Hiram
1881-1960
HIRAM SPRIGGS OF BOONS CAMP DIES WEDNESDAY
Hiram Spriggs, 79, died at 9:25 a.m., August 10, at the home of his nephew, Carl Spriggs, Boons Camp, following an illness of seven days. The son of Robert and Caroline Gilmore Spriggs, he was born at Boons Camp March 27,1881 and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Survivors include besides his nephew, a brother Al Spriggs, Red Bush, and a sister Allie Collins, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday from the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Everett Crum and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday,8-17-1960

   
STAFFORD, Dora (Clay)
1960
Dora Stafford, Native of County, Dies In Camargo Mrs. Dora Clay Stafford, 70, wife of Ballard Stafford, Sr., died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at her home in Camargo following a year’s illness. A native of Johnson county, she was a daughter of the late Clay and Dora C. Williams and a member of the Camargo Church of God.  She moved to Montgomery County with her family when she was three years old. Mrs. Stafford was a lovely Christian woman whose way of life was an example to those around her.  Devoted to her church and family she was a loyal friend and neighbor and was loved and admired by all who knew her. Besides her husband survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Rex Lykins, Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Charles Smith, Evanston, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Loville, Orange, Calif.; Mrs. Forrest Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Mitford Patrick, Winchester; two sons, Robert Stafford, West Liberty, and Ballard Stafford, Jr., Camargo; six sisters, Mrs. Bessie Lightman, Nashville, Tennessee; Mrs. Blanche Halsey, Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Thomas Gardner, Lakewood, Ohio; Mrs. Lillian Reynolds, Massilon, O.; Mrs. Willard Mattice, Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Albert Schnabelen, Cleveland, Ohio; a brother, C. L. Adams, Portsmouth, Ohio, and six grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Camargo Church of God by the Rev. C. G. Estes and the Rev. John Chappel.  Burial was in Machpelah cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 31 August 1960

   
STAPLETON, Harry
1884-1960
Harry Stapleton, 76, retired farmer of Volga, died at the home of his son, Wilmer Stapleton, Flat Gap, Tuesday, August 30. A lifelong resident of this county he was born April 18, 1884, the son of the late Edward and Sarah Burchett Stapleton.  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving besides his son are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Lemaster Stapleton; two other sons, Herman Stapleton, Volga; Earl Stapleton, Sitka; two daughters, Mary Alice Stapleton, Purdy, Mo.; Betty Jones, Red Bush, two brothers, Crate Stapleton, Flat Gap; Sandy Stapleton, Volga. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 2, from Cannon Chapel with H. T. Hamilton as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7 September 1960

   
STEPP, Jane (Ramey)
1898-1960
Mrs. Jane Stepp, 62, Southside resident, died at her home at 12:30 p.m., Monday, August 1, following an illness of seven months. The daughter of the late Owen and Elizabeth Wheeler Ramey, she was born in Johnson County February 18, 1898, and had lived at Paintsville for the past ten years.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stepp. Surviving are three sons, Ballard and Hobert Stepp, Paintsville; Estil Stepp, Grove City, Ohio; three brothers, John Ramey, Melvin; Irvin Ramey, White House; Link and Owen Ramey, Jr., Sitka; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Stapleton, Lancer; Mrs. Emma May, Paintsville; Mrs. Lillie Butcher, Williamsport. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today from the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyer as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Southside. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3 August 1960

  
STOCKDALE, H. L.
1960
H. L. Stockdale, about 51, husband of the former Louise Walters of this city, died at Houston, Texas Friday evening of a heart attack.  Mr. Stockdale died suddenly while driving his automobile near his home.  In the car with him was his six-year- old son, Joe, who stopped the car and called for help when his father slumped over the wheel. Mr. Stockdale owned and successfully operated a business in Houston.  He was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His widow is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Walters of this city. Other survivors are a daughter, Cinda, 10, and another son, Ridge, 8. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday and burial was made in a Houston Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 24 August 1960

    
WARD, Martha (Blair)
1890-1960
Martha Ward, Former Resident, Dies In Ohio Mrs. Martha Ward, 70, died at her home in Carey, Ohio, Friday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m., after an illness of one week. The daughter of Britton and Lucinda Conley Blair, she was born in this county February 25, 1890. A former resident of Barnetts Creek, she had resided in Carey for the past nine years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, John Ward, preceded her in death in 1933. Surviving are two sons, Zollie Ward, Barnetts Creek; Hager Ward, Carey, Ohio; four daughters, Margaret Wickhan, Gladys Tackett and Josie Higgenbotham, all of Carey, Ohio; Bonnie Petmecky, Glendora, Calif,; two stepsons, Crate Ward, Leander; Edgar Ward, Barnetts Creek; five stepdaughters, Cinda Hannah, Vanlue, Ohio; Jennie Hitchcock, Van Lear; Cora Luallen, Van, W. Va.; Mary Salyer, Hamilton, Ohio; Emory Waddell, Miamisburg, Ohio; one brother, William Blair, Barnetts Creek; two sisters, Rhoda Ratliff, Barnetts Creek; Sarah Spradlin, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, from the Barnetts Creek Untied Baptist Church. Officiating ministers were Lonza Reed, James Blair and William Blair. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-24-1960



SEPTEMBER - 1960

ADAMS, Ashland
1960
Ashland Adams, 76, retired miner of Tutor Key, died in a local hospital at 2:30 A.m., September 20 1960. The son of George and Diana Adams, he was born in Magoffin County and had lived at Tutor Key for the past four years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Truman Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio, Herman Adams, Bellsville, Michigan; six Daughters, Dora Adams, Tutor Key; Mrs. Jonathan Castle, Nippa; Mrs. Noah Stapleton, Volga; Mrs. Edgar Lyons, Tutor Key; Mrs. Howard Bowens, Thealka; Mrs. Richard Castle, Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday from the Nippa Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Millard VanHoose as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.21 1960

   
BLAIR, Dollie (Adams)
1880-1960
Mrs. Dollie Blair, 80, died at her home at Denver at 9:50 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 1960, following a four months illness. A lifelong resident of the Denver Community, she was born May 1, 1880, the daughter of R.D. and Sarah Spradlin Adams.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Hershell Blair, New Carlisle, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Marshall, Denver; Mrs. Virgil Blair, Leander. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from the home with Vencil Pelphrey as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.21 1960

   
BLAIR, Robert
1889-1960
Robert Blair Of Collista Dies Friday
Robert Blair, 71, died at his home at Collista Friday morning, September 30, 1960, following an illness of six months. The son of the late, John and Martha Jane Fitzpatrick Blair. He was born July 30, 1889, and had been a lifelong resident of Johnson County. A veteran of World War 1, he formerly operated a shoe repair shop in this city and also engaged in farming. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada Fairchild Blair; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Harris Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Moles, East Point; Mrs. Sarah Lemaster, Collista; two brothers. Cyrus Blair, Denver; Bill Blair, Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, from the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in Highland Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Oct.05 1960

   
DANIEL, Edgar
1883-1960
C. & O. EMPLOYEE DIES SEPT. 28
Edgar Daniel, 77, prominent resident of this city, died at his home in King Addition at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 1960, following an illness of eighteen months. Mr. Daniel was born in this county March 12, 1883, and had been a resident of this city for the past thirty-seven years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and employed as hostler by the C. & O. Railway Co. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Daniel, whom he married July 27, 1954; four sons, Hubert Daniel, Williamsport; Buell Daniel, Allegan, Michigan; Simon Daniel, Conneaut, O.; Earl Daniel, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Jess Songer of this city; two brothers, Leonard Daniel and Lawrence Daniel, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Hayes, Kerz. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at the United Baptist Church in this city with Buell Ferguson, Foster Rigsby and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. Active pallbearers were Wilbur Daniel, Oval Daniel, Bill Daniel, Morris Conley, Dean Williams, Scott Conley, John L. Spears, Roy Ross.  Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Butler, Charlie Vincent, Eugene Daniel, Ransom Daniel, Albert Van Hoose, Walter Kennard, Jarvie Sparks, Bert Mayhew, Abe Barber, Mack Damron, Minuard Grimm, Everett Rice, W. E. Fitch, Delmar Wells, Arnold Lyons, G. C. Kirtley. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Oct. 5, 1960

    
DUNCAN, Martin
1867-1960
Martin Duncan, 93, former resident of West Van Lear, died in an Ashland Hospital at 8:25 a.m. Friday September 23 1960. The son of the late James and Martha Johnson Duncan, he was born in this county July 31 1867, and had lived in Ashland for the past eight years. He was a member of the Missioonary Baptist Church and engaged in farming pior to his retirement. His wife, Sarah Elliott Duncan, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Frank Duncan, Mobile, Alabama; five daughters, Mrs.Eva McCaskey, Cynthiana; Mrs. Clara Mat, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Elden Stoll, Camp Hill, Pa.; Mrs.Carman Roberts of this city; Mrs. Mary Jones, Ashland; 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday from the West Van Lear Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. J.C. Hager as officiating minister. Grandsons acting as pallbearers were, Harry Lee Mays, Carman Roberts Jr., Ralph Roberts, Dan Roberts, Billy Roberts, and Eddie Judy. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-28-1960

   
ESTEP, Mary Ann
1875-1960
Mrs. Mary Ann Estep, 84, died at her home at Elna at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, September 29, after an illness of two weeks. She was born in Magoffin County January 19, 1875, and had resided at Elna for the past forty-seven years where she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry Estep, preceded her in dath February 17, 1917. Survivors include a son, John Estep, Fuget; two daughters, Sina Marie Estep, Chillicothe, Ohio; Emma Hazel King, Elna; 24 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the home with Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, Vencil Pelphrey and Shade Estep as officiating ministers.  Burial was in Patty Flats at Elna. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 1960

   
EVANS, Zelphia (Williams)
1913-1960
Mrs. Zelphia Evans, 46, well-known resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital Sunday at 11:30 a.m., following an illness of three months. The daughter of Noah F. and Rachel King Williams, she was born November 21, 1913, in this county, and had lived at West Van Lear for the past fourteen years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ray Evans, employed at Big Sandy Petroleum Co.; three sons, Noah F. Adams, Ashland; Charles Ray Evans, Effingham, Ill.; James R. Evans, Ft. Knox; two daughters, Mrs. Jewell Van Hoose, Sitka; Martha Carol Evans, at home. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Sammons and Mrs. W. M. Wallen, both of this city; Mrs. Bascom Conley, Russell. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Hooper as officiating minister. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEP 14 1960

   
FAIRCHILD, Ella
1924-1960
Ella Fairchild Dies Thursday Of Heart Attack Ella Fairchild, 36, Staffordsville resident, died in a local hospital of a heart attack at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd. The daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild, she was born June 26, 1924, at Staffordsville, and had been a life-long resident of that community. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three children; Bobie Joe Fairchild, Linda Kaye and Kathy Fairchild; one brother, Crate Fairchild, Staffordsville, six sisters, Fay Porter and Myrtle Taylor, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bertha Selvage, Telva Fairchild, Ethel Conley, and Arizona Ward, all of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, from the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial was in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

   
FANNIN, Fannie
1884-1960
Mrs. Fannie Fannin, 76, wife of Walter Fannin of Sitka, died  at her home at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 8 1960, after an illness of two months. She was born in this county July 29 1884, and lived at Sitka for the past eight years. Surviving besides her husband are six half-sisters, Mrs. Hannah Parker, Logan W. Va.; Mrs. Dora Blevins, Mrs. Carrie Stamper, Mrs. Jessie Tackett, Staffordsville; Mrs. Ethel Tackett, Red Bush; Mrs. Virgie Creech, Blaine; one half brother, Wayne Frazier, Wyandotte, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Old Union Church at Staffordsville with Lonza Reed and Harry Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffrordsville.

   
HALL, Rausa
1893-1960
Services Sunday at Winifred for Miss Rausa Hall Miss Rausa Hall, 66, died unexpectedly Friday morning at the Castle Fork Rest Home after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Jacob C. and Martella Lemaster Hall, she was born October 6, 1893, and had been a lifelong resident of the Winifred community. Survivors include two half brothers, Paris Hall, Flat Gap; Marshall Hall, Columbus, Ohio; one half sister, Mrs. Jess Stapleton, London, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m., from the Lower Franks Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers.  burial was in the Rebecca Cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 21, 1960

    
KIMBLER, Nancy (Kimbler)
1879-1960
Mrs. Nancy Kimbler, 80, died Saturday at her home at Flat Gap after an illness of three days. The daughter of the late Calvin and Memertia Castle Kimbler, she was born December 7, 1879, in this county and had lived at Flat Gap most of her life.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Winifred Scott Kimbler, preceded her in death, February 10, 1924. Surviving are four sons, Dave and Ochel Kimbler, Flat Gap; Estil Kimbler, Hillards, Ohio; Clarence Kimbler, Sebastian, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. James Ward, Portsmouth, Ohio; Mrs. Lika Fyffe, Flat Gap; Gertrude Kimbler; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday from the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with H. T. Hamilton as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Kimbler Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 14 September 1960

   
LYONS, Clyde M."Dock"
1882-1960
Clyde M.(Dock) Lyons,78,former Ashland resident,died at 1 a.m Saturday in a Nicholasville,Ky.,nursing home. Mr.Lyons was born Feb.8,1882, in Johnson County, Ky.He was a member of the Christian Church here. His wife,Mrs.Martha Conley Lyons, preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1956. Survivors include a son, June M.Lyons of Lexington; a sister, Daisy M.Lyons of Paintsville; a brother, Charlie Lyons of Califonia; two step-sons , Beacher B. Conley of Ashland and Luther B. Conley of Indianapolis,Ind.; two step-daughters Mrs.Emma Crossen of Ashland and Mrs.Loula Burns of Midlands,Tex.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lazear Funeral Home by Dr.Joseph S.Falconer.Burial was in an Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday September 14,1960

   
PICKLESIMER, Vaughan Colin
1960-1960
Graveside Rites Held Sunday For Picklesimer Infant
Vaughan Colin Picklesimer 1-day-old son of Allen and Anna Mae Wallen Picklesimer of Sitka, died in a local hospital at 4:30 a.m., September 21, 1960. Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Allen Oakley Picklesimer, and a sister Kathy Picklesimer, both at home also surviving are his maternal grandfather Bill Wallen, Davis Branch and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Picklesimer, Sitka. Graveside services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the White House Cemetery at Volga with John Wheeler officiating minister. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.21 1960

   
PRATER, Laura (McKenzie)
1875-1960
Laura Prater, Volga Resident, Dies Sept. 7 Mrs. Laura McKenzie Prater, 85, resident of Volga, died in a local hospital at 2:25 a.m., September 7, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Lee and Charlotte Witten Dixon, she was born May 12, 1875, in this county and had been a resident of Volga most of her life.  She had been a member of the Fish Trap United Baptist Church for twenty-five years and was a faithful and devoted Christian, attending services regularly until forced by ill health to remain at home.  She had been an invalid for the past fourteen years. Her first marriage was to George McKenzie, who preceded her in death in 1910.  She later married Rev. Elijah Prater, who preceded her in death in 1929. Survivors include a son, Bert McKenzie, Pikeville; three step-sons, Warrick, Wardie and Warren Prater, all of Volga; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Prater, Volga; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday at 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Bethel Church at Flat Gap with Tommie Bailey, Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery in Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 14 September 1960

   
PRESTON, Dick
1872-1960
Dick Preston, 88, died at his home at Thelma at 11:00 p.m., Friday, September 2, after an extended illness. The son of the late Eliffis and Zina Ward Preston, he was born June 26, 1872, at Thelma and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Prior to his retirement he was engaged in farming. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Victoria Lynch Preston, whom he married in 1904; three sons, Dallas and Robert Preston, both of Orland, Indiana; Herbert Preston, Camden, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. Leona Dawson, Grelton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 Monday with L. T. Preston, Henry Caudill and Tom Sammons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 7, 1960

   
RICE, Stella
1879-1960
Stella Rice, Retired Teacher, Dies Sept. 28
Mrs. Stella Rice, 81, well-known resident and retired school teacher of Leander, died at her home at 3:00 a.m., Wednesday Sept. 28. The daughter of D. J. and Jane Fairchild Rice, she was born August 31, 1879, in this county.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday from the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Rev. M. R. Thomason as officiating minister. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 1960

   
SMITH, James H.
1871-1960
James H. Smith, 89, died at 6:00 a.m., September 13, 1960, in a hospital in Logansport, Ind., from the effects of stroke following an illness of six months. The son of Sam and Annie Senters Smith, he was born at East Point February 11, 1871, and had been a resident of Wabash, Indiana, for the past fourteen years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Minnie Clifton Smith, preceded him in death in 1946. Survivors include two sons, Paris Smith, Wabash, Ind.; Kay Smith, East Point; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Lewis, Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Susie Duncan, Ashland; Rhoda Ratliff, Lackey; one brother, Ike Smith, Lancer; twenty-five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, at the East Point church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Sept. 21, 1960

   
SPRADLIN, George B.
1877-1960
George B. Spradlin,82, retired farmer and sawmill operator of Denver, died at his home at 3:35 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, after an extended illness. The son of the late H.S. and Jane Lemaster Spradlin, he was born at Denver November 10, 1877, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. His wife, Charity Spradlin, preceded him in death April 16.1955. Surviving are eight sons, Irvin Spradlin of this city, Wayne Spradlin, Collista, Clemons, Albert, Earl, Walter, Raymond and Georgia Spradlin all of Denver; one daughter Mrs. Mary Jane Picklesimer, Denver; one brother Chalmer Spradlin, West Van Lear, one sister, Mrs. Minnie May, Leander. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday from the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church at Denver with Sam Sloan as officiating minister. Burial was in the Spradlin Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-14-1960

   
SPRADLIN, Norman
1904-1960
Norman Spradlin, 66, Williamsport resident died in a local hospital at 9:00 a.m. September 3, after an illness of five months. The son of Garfield and Virgie Lee Wiley Spradlin, he was born September 17, 1904 at Denver. He was a carpenter by trade. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Leona Mollett Spradlin, two sons Ernest Spradlin, Tutor Key, Erman Spradlin, Dayton, O; One daughter, Mrs. Blanche McIntosh, Detroit, Michigan; four brothers, Monroe Spradlin, Rochester, Pa.; Ted Spradlin, White House, Watt Spradlin, Newport News Va., Warren G Spradlin, Zuna Va., five sisters, Mrs. Hulda Adams, Falcon, Mrs. Mae Stambaugh, Seco, Mrs. Bertha McCloud, Columbus,O; Edna Mae Goff, Columbus,O; Celesta McCloud, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday from the home with E.H. Overman as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 9-7-1960

   
WHEELER, Lola (Helton)
1891-1960
Mrs. Lola Wheeler, 69, well known resident of this city, died in a local hospital Monday morning, September 19 1960, after a years illness. A lifelong resident of this county, she was born February 7 1891, the daughter of the late George and Cynthia Collins Helton. She had made her home in this city since 1923, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Her husband, Milt Wheeler, preceded her in death in 1933. Survivors include a son, James H. Wheeler of this city; three brothers, Ernest Helton, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dewey Helton, Oil Springs; Dennie Helton, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Rupert Rees, Brooksville; Mrs. Hershell Robinson, Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh Smith, pastor, and Rev. O.M. Simmerman, Prestonsburg, as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 21, 1960

   
WILEY, Carl
1895-1960
Carl Wiley, Local Resident, Dies Sept. 26
Carl Wiley, 65, well-known retired C. & O. Railway employee, died at his home in this city at 11:55 September 26, after an illness of six months. The son of J. M. and Mandy Brown Wiley, he was born at River May 24, 1895, and had been a resident of this city for the past eleven years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Mae Rose Wiley; three sons, Paul David Wiley, Robert Glenn Wiley and Virgil Vencil Wiley all of this city; six daughters, Carlene Burchett, David; Nell Ruth Wiley, City; Roberta Dixon, Dayton, Ohio; Etta Branham, Willow Run, Michigan; Marie Stevens, Allen, Ky; Jewel Tussey, David, Ky.; two brothers, Merida (Bud) Wiley, City; Morton Wiley, West Van Lear; one sister, Ella Spears, Hager Hill; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the United Baptist Church in this city with Florida Lyons, Paris Music and Grover Fannin as officiating ministers. The following C. & O. employees acted as pallbearers: Walter Holbrook, Linsey Travis, Bill Robinson, Bill Tipton, Earl Horn, Mont Lilly, Taylor Music, Jack Arms, Harry B. Music. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 5 1960



OCTOBER - 1960

BROWN, Jay
Jay F. Brown, 84 Dies Tuesday
Funeral services for Jay F. Brown, 84, Spanish-American War Veteran, were conducted Friday morning at the Flatwoods Pentecostal Tabernacle. The Rev. C. C. Hall officiated. Mr. Brown died Tuesday, at the Veteran Hospital in Huntington where he had been a patient for three days. He was a former resident of Paintsville. Surviving are four sons, several daughters, and one brother, Edward C, Brown of Huntington and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Clay of Aanheim, Calif. Burial was in the Floyd Whitt Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov. 2, 1960

   
CONLEY, Flem
1881-1960
Flem Conley, 78, a retired miner, died Tuesday morning, October 18, in a local hospital after a three-week illness.  He was a resident of Van Lear, where he had lived for 27 years. Born in Morgan County, October 31, 1881, he was a son of the late Monroe and Sara Williams Conley.  He had been a resident of Johnson County for the past 48 years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the United Mine Workers of America. He was married in 1903 to Miss Emma Coldiron who survives him.  Also surviving are two sons, Stelson and James H. Conley, both of Van Lear, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Colvin of Paintsville, one sister, Mrs. Mattie Stafford, Vanceburg, Ky., and two brothers, Frank Conley, Malone, Ky., and Sam Conley, McDowell, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Walker Hooper, Rev. Edgar Howlett and Rev. Charles Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Wells Cemetery here. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 19 October 1960

   
CONLEY, Frank 1900-1960
Frank Conley, 60, former resident of Hager Hill, died at his home at Little Paint at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 10 1960. A son of the late Len and Elizabeth Robinson Conley, he was born at Hager Hill July 30 1900. A former miner, he had for some time assisted his wife, Mrs. Malinda Conley, in the operation of the Black Cat and LaDale Drive-In restaurants. Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, Earl COnley, Bowling Green; Rev. Franklin Conley, Elliston; a daughter,  Rebecca Conley, at home; two brothers, Sid Conley, Smith River, Calif; Luther Conley, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Okie Ketsner, and Mrs. Grace VanHoose, both of Springfield, Ohio. Two grandchildren also survive. Funeral rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, from the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church, the Rev. Ira Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Family Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald  Oct.19 1960

   
DUTY, Anna (Purkey/Perkey)
1887-1960
Woman Dies After Fall From Car
County's Seventh Traffic Fatality Anna Duty, 73, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the Paintsville Clinic from Injuries sustained on October 22 1960, when she fell from an automobile in which she was riding with a grandson. The accident occurred on the Hammond Road in the Whitehouse section, when the door opened as the car, swung around a curve on the road, throwing the victim to the pavement. A brain concussion was given as the cause of death. It was believed at the lime of the mishap that she suffered only minor injuries. She was taken immediately to her daughter's home, but was removed on October 29 to a hospital after her condition worsened. She was born July 12, 1887, a daughter of Franklin and Jane Webb Purkey. She had been a resident of the White House area all her life, and was a member of the Church of God. On September 15, 1907, she was married at Tomahawk, Ky., to James A. Duty, who survives her. Other survivors are two sons, Willie Duty, Williamsport; Kennis Duty, Whitehouse; one daughter, Miss Gracie Duty, Williamsport; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, T. J. Purkey, Williamsport and William Henry Purkey, Boons Camp. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, at the White House Church with the Rev. Jeff Perry and Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. She is the seventh traffic fatality in the county since January 1. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.09 1960

   
FAIRCHILD, Hannah (McKenzie)
1889-1960
Former Resident Of County Dies In Louisville
Mrs. Hannah Fairchild, 71, died at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Cantrell in Louisville.  She had been ill for the past four years. The daughter of Wallace and Katie Estep McKenzie, she was born May 5, 1889, at Red Bush and had been living in Louisville for the past few years.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving besides her daughter are her husband, Henry Fairchild; one son, Tom W. Fairchild, Louisville; another daughter, Mrs. Ethel Lemaster, Louisville; four brothers, Trigg and Tolbert McKenzie both of Elna; Colbert McKenzie, Landon, O.; Prock McKenzie, Oklahoma; four sisters, Mrs. Sheridan Estep, Fuget; Mrs. Lonnie and Mrs. Tolba Burchett, both of Elna; Mrs. Ollie Fairchild, Oil Springs. Funeral Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the United Baptist Church at Low Gap with Lonza Reed, Tommy Bailey and Oscar McCarty as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Low Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 26 October 1960

   
FANNIN, Louise (Conley)
1910-1960
Fannin of W. Van Lear Dies October 8
Mrs. Louise Jane Fannin, 50, died at her home at Van Lear at 1:00 a.m., October 8, following a month’s illness. The daughter of John and Gutie Hatfield Conley, she was born June 12, 1910, in Floyd County and had made her home at Van Lear for the past twelve years.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, George Fannin; two sons, George Fannin, Jr., at home; Esta Lee Fannin, U. S. Army, Germany; two brothers, Flem Conley, and Pete Conley both of Mare Creek; one sister, Gustava Conley, also of Mare Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 10, from the Cedar Grove Church at West Van lear with Merida Wiley and Paris Music as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald 12 October 1960

   
FANNIN, William
1885-1960
William Fannin, 85, resident of Thelma, died in a local hospital at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, October 2, of a heart attack.  He had been in ill health for the past four years. The son of Andy and Josie Franklin Fannin, he was born in Lawrence County April 11, 1885, and had lived at Thelma for the past fifty years.  He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mary Essie Butcher Fannin, preceded him in death May 25, 1954. Survivors include a son, Ernest Fannin, Thelma; a daughter, Mrs. Neva Fields, Beauty; 47 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5 from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Grover Fannin, Nim Sturgill and Everett Crum.  Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5 October 1960

   
GULLETT, Alka (Pennington)
1908-1960
At Win For Alka Gullett
Mrs. Alka Pennington Gullett, 53, died at 9:00 p.m., October 26 at her home at Win after an extended illness. The daughter of Harm and Polly Smith Pennington, she was born April 12, 1908, at Ophir, Ky., and had been a resident of Win for twenty-two years. Survivors include her husband, Cristie Gullett; four sons, Edgar Cantrell, Sonnie Gullett, Billie Gullett and Charlie Gullett, all at home; two daughters, Arminta Gullett and Edna Fay Gullett, both at home; six sisters, Opal Lemaster, Columbus, Ohio; Lizzie Blanton, Mine Fork; Allie Lemaster, Win; Rose Peters, Ophir; Cynthia Salyers, Springfield, Ohio; Edna Jenkins, Win; two brothers, Bill Pennington, Ophir; Jim Pennington, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:00 a.m., October 29, from the home with Zollie King and V. L. Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Pendleton Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2 November 1960  

   
GULLETT, Arthur
1893-1960
Arthur Gullett, 87, a local resident, passed away at his home at 5:00 a.m. October 28 1960 after an illness of eight months. A son of Joe and Lillie Gullett Litteral, he was born May 30, 1893, in Johnson County and had been a resident here all of his life. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was married March 14 1927 to Dora Caudill Gullett, who survives. Other survivors include three step-sons, James R. Gullett, Fred Conley and Willie Gullett all of  this city, one  step-daughter, Eunice Blevins, Paintsville and one sister, Goldia Phillips of Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral rites were conducted at the Pentecostal Church at 10 a.m., Friday, October 28, with Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in the Southside Cemetery, city.

CORRECTED OBIT:

Arthur Gullett 67 a local resident passed away at his home at 5.00a.m. October 26-1960 after an illness of eight months. A son of Joe and Lillie Gullett Litteral, he was born May 30,1893 in Johnson County and had been a resident here all of his life. He was a member of the Freewill Babtist Church. He was married march 14,1927 to Dora Conley Gullett who survives him. Other survivors include two stepsons  , Fred Conley, Vencil Conley, one step daughter Eunice Blevins, two sons James R Gullett and Willie Gullett all of this city. One sister Goldia Phillips of Pittsburg, Pa. Funeral rites were conducted at the Pentecostal Church at 10.00 a.m. Friday October 28,1960 with Scott Castle officiating, burial followed in the Gullett cemetery at Southside, Paintsville Ky.  Information supplied by:  James Arthur Gullett,  grandson.

  
JAYNE, Ernest
1879-1960
Ernest Jayne, 81, Dies Suddenly
Ernest "Squire" Jayne, 81, well-known resident and prominent farmer of Flat Gap passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, October 18. As the Herald goes to press funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body will remain at the Preston Funeral Home where friends may call until time of the funeral. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 19 1960 Ernest Jayne Ernest Jayne, 81, prominent Flat Gap resident, died October 18, at his home after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Henry and Julia Hager Jayne. He was born in this county January 16, 1879, and had been a lifelong resident of Flat Gap. He was married September 29, 1906, to Minnie Holbrook of Martha, Ky. A daughter, Hazel, preceded him in death January 6, 1912, and also a brother and sister, Irvin Jayne, and Augusta Williams. Mr. Jayne was well known in business circles, as well as a successful farmer. He was instrumental in the early development of the oil and gas industry in the local area, and pursued this interest throughout his lifetime. As a civic-minded citizen, he made many valuable contributions to his beloved Johnson county. He was influential in the development of roads in the county and improvement in the educational field. He had high regard and great respect for the people of his home community, county and state. He carried with him through the years the memory of many people he had known during his childhood and early adulthood. He served as Magistrate in District Four for two terms, and worked endlessly in the interest of the people, and will be sadly missed by his host of friends. He was a member of Flat Gap Lodge F&AM for more than fifty years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Holbrook Jayne, four sons, Dr. Edgar P. Jayne, Storrs, Conn; Dr. H.H. Jayne, Ashland; James E. Jayne, Flat Gap; William E. Jayne, Forest Park, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Leora Skaggs, Paintsville; Mrs. Carrie Faye Jones, Prestonsburg; and Mrs. Irene Gardner, Des Moines, Iowa. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., October 21 at the Mayo Mehodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Charles Perry and Rev. O.M. Zimmerman officiating. Active pallbearers were Mort Mullins, Tollie Meade, Henry Holbrook, Pont Dobyns, Dean Williams, Elmon Davis, Edd Redd and Frank Wells. Honorary pallbearers were Dan Wheeler, Dr. H.R. Skaggs, W.B. Bailey, M.O. Wheeler, J.B. Wells, Eugene Daniels, Russell Meade, R.C. Lyons, W.H. Cox and Dr. A.B. Carter. Burial was in the Jayne Cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 26 1960

    
LESTER, Ocie
1903-1960
Dies Thursday Mrs. Ocie Lester, 57, wife of Dewey Lester of Denver, died in a local hospital at 9:00 p.m., October 20, following an illness of two weeks. The daughter of Levi and Melissa Stanley Blackburn, she was born October 13, 1903, in Floyd County and had resided at Denver for the past six years. Surviving besides her husband are a son, Densil Lee Lester; two brothers, Tommy Blackburn, Russell; Joe Blackburn, East Point; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Harmon, Hillsboro, Mrs. Johnny Crisp, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Nancy Music, East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 23, from the First Church of God with C.C. Hall and Moses Kitchen as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetry. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 10-26-1960

     
MELVIN, Yancy Y.
1895-1960
Yancy Y. Melvin, 65, 433 36th St., retired taxi driver, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Catlettsburg after a long illness. Mr. Melvin was born June 2, 1895, in Paintsville, a son of the late Andrew and Catherine Melvin.  He had lived in Catlettsburg for 39 years, and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Ironton Post, American Legion, and the 40 et 8 Society of Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Dorton Melvin; one son, Andrew Melvin, Paintsville; one step- son, Bruce E. Maynard, Miami, Fla., and five grandchildren. Funeral services, were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home by the Rev. Jay Duvall.  Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery with military rites at graveside. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 1960

   
MUSIC, William
1877-1960
William Music,82,of Meally passed away in a local hospital at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, October 29 1960, after a four month illness. A son of Dave Music and Kisier Goble Music, he was born at Van Lear, November 9 1877, but had been a resident of Meally for the past fifty years. He was a retired miner and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Music was married to Maggie Hurt Music in 1899, who survives, at Van Lear. Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Clint, Willie and Earl all of Meally and Lige of David; four daughters, Golden Preston, Oma Elkins and  Mamie Music of Meally and Laura Childers of David and one sister, Nevra Jane Tackett of Peach Creek, W.Va. Thirty-five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1, at the Church of Christ, Meally, with J.H.Short and Sturgeon Honeycutt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Note: This Cemetery is also knoiwn as the "Childers Cemetery"

   
PRESTON, Hubert
1897-1960
Hubert Preston, 65, retired miner of Meally, died of a heart attack at his home at 12:30 p.m., October 2. The son of Jesse and Alvenie Murphy Preston, he was born March 31, 1897, and had been a lifelong resident of the Meally community. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and of Masonic Lodge 381. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Price Preston; one son, Ernest Preston, Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Rowland, Ashland; one brother, Reggie Preston, Meally; three sisters, Zella Ward, and Sula Lewis, both of Meally; Envie Rice, Stambaugh. Also surviving are ten grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill, Arthur Priest, Sam Preston and Grover Fannin as officiating ministers. The Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 conducted graveside rites. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 5, 1960

     
RAMEY, Stella Mae (Salyers)
1897-1960
STELLA RAMEY SERVICES TO BE HELD FRIDAY
Mrs. Stella Mae Ramey, 62, resident of Leander, died in a local hospital Monday morning. The daughter of the late George W. and Emma Blair Salyers, she was born in Johnson County December 19,1897. She had resided at Leander most of her life and was a member of the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church. Her Husband Nathaniel Ramey preceded her in death January 27,1960. Surviving are two sons, George Ramey, Shelby, Ohio, Bill Ramey, Bonanza, a stepson Edward Ramey Holden W.Va., four daughters, Mrs. Clara webb, Wabash Ind., Mrs. Jewell Ramey, Leander, Mrs. Audrey Gilbert and Mrs. Garnett Horne Columbus, Ohio, two stepdaughters Mrs. Rusha Witten, Van Lear and Mrs. Viola Williams, Staffordsville, three brothers Earl Salyers, Oil Springs, Frank Salyers, West Liberty Ohio, Troy Salyers Urbana Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Salyers, Oil Springs, Mrs. Dorothy Carpenter, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Frank Caudill and Powell Collins Jr., as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-19-1960

   
SELVAGE, Harry
1884-1960
Retired Miner Dies October 28
Harry B. Selvage, 76, retired miner of Denver, died at 4:20 p.m., October 28, 1960 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., following an illness of six weeks. The son of John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage, he was born at Rock House January 4, 1884, and had lived at Denver for the past eleven years. His first marriage was to Cora Crace Selvage who preceded him in death May 6, 1947. He was later married to Ada Black, who also preceded him in death, November 10, 1956. His wife, Mrs. Dora Fairchild Selvage, survives. Surviving besides his wife are seven children; three sons, John W. Selvage, Shreve, Ohio; Robert Selvage, Dayton, Ohio; Harry B. Selvage, Jr., Dayton, Ohio; four daughters, Stella Mae Caudill, Auxier; Bessie Fairchild, Staffordsville; Maxie Webb, Alexander, Ohio; Miss Mollie Selvage, Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; Add Selvage, West Van Lear; Clate and Alfred Selvage, Denver; Jessie Selvage, Springfield, Ohio; Cal Selvage, West Van Lear; Mrs. Malta Ratliff, Denver; Mrs. Mary Jane Spradlin, Barnetts Creek; half brothers, Ford Selvage, Wise, Va.; Kelly Selvage, Lucasville, Ohio; Dewey Selvage, Staffordsville; Wade Selvage, Ashland; half sisters, Myrtle Fairchild of this city; Stella Cooper, Ohio; Tavia Ealey, Turner Branch; Gracie Milan, Lucasville, Ohio; Zora Ward, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 31, from the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with James Lyons and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Denver.

   
STAFFORD, Carrie (Stafford)
1960
Mrs. Carrie Stafford, former resident of this city, passed away Sunday night, October 9, at her home in Abingdon, Va. Mrs. Stafford, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Stafford, was well known in this city.  She taught in the city schools here for several years and was active in church work at the Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Misses Marian and Virginia Stafford; a son, Rev. Garland R. Stafford; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Stafford Smith and Miss May Stafford, one brother, DeWitt T. Stafford, all of this city.  Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., at the First Methodist Church in Abingdon. Mrs. Edna Stafford Smith, Miss May Stafford, Mr. DeWitt Stafford and Mr. John Leonard Spears of this city attended the funeral. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12 October 1960

   
SUBLETT, John C.
1960
John C. Sublett, 77, Chesapeake, Ohio, former resident and teacher of Johnson County, died Wednesday, October 26, in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. He was a son of the late James and Lottie Stambaugh Sublett, and was born and reared at Sitka. He moved to Huntington, W. Va., about forty years ago and was employed by The United Fuel Gas Company until his retirement several years ago, after which he moved to Chesapeake, Ohio, and established Sublett's Antique Shoppe. Survivors include the widow,  Mrs. Margarette Jordon Sublett, two sons, John C. Jr. of Parkersburg, W. Va. and Lionell of Seattle, Washington. Also several grandchildren, neices and nephews. A brother, Dallas Sublett, preceded him in death seven years ago. The funeral was held at Schneider's Funeral Home at Chesapeake Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Woodrow W. Clarke of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Among the relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Minnie Fields, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Sublett, Mrs. John Jarvis of Sitka, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sublett, Mrs. Ellis Wheeler, and Mrs. Kelley Rothwell, Jr. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov. 2, 1960

 
WELLS, Jennie (Ward)
1886-1960
Mrs. Jennie Wells, 73, widely-known Paintsville woman and a member of a prominent Johnson County family, died at 7:45 this morning in the Paintsville Hospital after a nine-month illness. She was the widow of John Britton Wells, and her ability and astuteness in business helped her husband to establish the Big Sandy Hardware Company here, and they saw it grow from a small store to an institution known throughout Eastern Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Wells moved from the Greasy Creek section of this county to Paintsville 42 years ago. Mrs. Wells was born at Offutt, then Ward City, on November 3, 1886, a daughter of William Jefferson and Sarah Hicks Ward, both members of pioneer families. She was married on October 15, 1902, at Offutt, Kentucky, to Mr. Wells who died February 23, 1958. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She was active in business, and interested in recent improvements made at the hardware store until her strength failed due to ill health.  She was deeply devoted to her children and grandchildren, and never failed to lend assistance to the needy who sought her help. Surviving are one son, John B. Wells, Jr., former Rural Highway Commissioner of Kentucky under the administration of Ex-Gov. A. B. Chandler, and a former Mayor of Paintsville, also three daughters, Mrs. Irvin Arrowood, Mrs. Edd Redd, and Mrs. Deward kazee, all of Paintsville, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Preston, Paintsville. She leaves a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of friends and other relatives in this area.  A son Charles Jefferson Wells, preceded her in death on July 5, 1955. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, at the Mayo Memorial Church with the Reverend Charles Perry and the Reverend M. R. Thomason officiating. Pallbearers will be Floyd Wallen, Virgil Wallen, Howard Harmon, William H. Clay, James McKenzie, Alvis Johnson, John Flint, and Marvin McFaddin. Burial will be made in the J. B. Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12 October 1960



NOVEMBER - 1960

AKERS, Minnie
1888-1960
Mrs. Minnie Hopson Akers, 71, widow of Dr. Robert M. Akers of Kermit, and sister of Mrs. Ora Hobson of this city, died November 30 at her home.    She had been ill several months following a stroke. Mrs. Akers was born November 28, 1888 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Will and Nettie Hyden Hobson.  She was a member of the Kermit Methodist Church, the Kermit Chapter 124, Order of Eastern Star, and a life member of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service of the church. She was the mother of Dr. Robert H. Akers of Louisville.  Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Burns, Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Fred Shewey of Kermit; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Strong of Cincinnati, Mrs. Alex Webb of Greenup, Ky., Mrs. Ora Hobson of Paintsville, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted December 2 at the Kermit Methodist Church by the Rev. Harold LaPair.  Burial was in the Akers cemetery at Cyrus, West Virginia. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 14, 1960

   
BLAIR, Lillian (Howard)
1882-1960
Lillian Blair, Local Resident, Dies Nov. 5
Mrs. Lillian Blair, 78, local resident died at Lowmansville at 1:35 p.m., Saturday, November 5, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late William and Matilda Montgomery Howard, she was born in Magoffin County May 30, 1882, and had been a resident of this city for thirty-five years. Her husband, Flem Blair, preceded her in death January 2, 1938.  She was a member of the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Flora Davis, Roanoke, Va.; Mrs. Ethel Melvin and Mrs. Lucy Hitchcock, both of this city; Mrs. Eva Blevins and Mrs. Hilda Stevens, Wayne, Michigan; Mrs. Mary Howard, Dayton, O. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Bruce Daniels as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Pallbearers were Gerald Hitchcock, Bruce Blevins, David Estep, Junior Daniels, Jack Jones and George Coleman.  Burial was in the family cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9 November 1960 

   
CANTRELL, Maxie (Colvin)
1911-1960
Dies November 8 At Mine Fork
Mrs. Maxie Colvin Cantrell, 49, died at 1:00 a.m., November 8, at her home at Mine Fork following an illness of eleven years. She was born at Hargus April 3, 1911, the daughter of J. H. and Alice Fairchild Colvin and had lived at Mine Fork for the past eighteen years. Survivors include her husband, Mitchell Cantrell; five sons, James Odis, Francis, Herman, Ira, and Archie Cantrell all of Mine Fork; a daughter, Dora Mae Cantrell, Mine Fork; four sisters, Molly Hitchcox, Stockdale, Ohio; Mrs. John Bailey, Jackson, KY.; Mrs. Sarah Bailey, Beaver, Ohio; May Blanton, Martha; four brothers, Earl Colvin, Beaver, Ohio; Tom Colvin, Piketon, Ohio; Jeff Colvin, Oil Springs; Manford Colvin, East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., at the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Manila. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV 9 1960

   
DAVIS, Mary Ann (Webb)
1960
Mrs. Mary Ann Davis, 78, a life-long resident of Manila, passed away at her home  Saturday morning at 5:50 a.m. Preceded in death by her husband, Dan Davis, she was the daughter of Jim and Miranda  Wireman Webb of Oil Springs.  Mrs. Davis was a member of the United Baptist Church. Four sons, Lindsey, Clymer, N.y., James, Dona, Ky., John, Paintsville, Darley,  Winchester, Ky., and one daughter, Mrs. Brook Pelphrey, Manila, survive.  One brother, Leander  Webb, Oil Springs, and a sister, Cora Trimble, Paintsville, also survive. Funeral services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m., at the Fish Trap United Baptist  Church with the Revs. Lonza Reed, Tommy Bailey, Oscar McCarty, and Red Pelphrey officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Note: This cemetery is also known as the Davis Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 9, 1960

   
DILLS, Zina
1870-1960
Mrs. Zina Dills,  90 year old resident of Nippa, died in a local hospital at 6:20 a.m. Sunday November 20 1960, after an illness of two weeks. The daughter of the late Isaac and Malinda Price Dills, she was born in this county July 4 1870, and had been a lifelong resident of Nippa. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Emmitt Dills, preceded her in death in 1915. Survivors include a son, John B.Dills, Nippa; a brother, Harry Preston, Hager Hill; a sister, Mollie Huff, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted today at 1:00 p.m. from the Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa, with Claude Preston, Scott Castle and C.C.Hall as officiaiting ministers. Burial was in the Nancy Castle Cemetery. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known as "CLARK CASTLE CEMETERY"

  
GAMBOE, Ruth (Price)
1909-1960
Mrs. Ruth Gamboe, 51, well known resident of this city, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home on Main Street Thursday morning, November 10, 1960. The daughter of the late North J. and Jessie Fairchild Price she was born in Paintsville August 16, 1909, and had been a lifelong resident of this city.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Possessed of a genial personality, always gay and cheerful, Ruth will be missed by her many friends and neighbors whose affection and regard were reflected in the beautiful floral offerings and the many visitors who called at the home. She was married May 1, 1924, to Floyd Gamboe, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, James Gamboe, U. S. Air Force, Travis AFB, Calif.; Edward J. Gamboe, Paintsville; Billy Ray Gamboe, U. S. Army, Ft. Knox; Gene David Gamboe, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Sue Shannon, Ft. Myers, Florida; two half sisters, Mrs. Vada Pendleton, New Boston, Ohio; Mrs. Clara Wells, Paradise, Montana. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday from the First Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh Smith, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Minix, Mike Craft, Len Franklin, Robert Jones, Doug Hamilton and John Daniel. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery at Winchester. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 16 Nov. 1960

   
LEMASTER, Alfred
1891-1960
Services Monday For Alfred Lemaster
Alfred Lemaster, 68, well-known resident of Barnetts Creek, died in a local hospital Friday afternoon following an illness of several months.  A life-long resident of Barnetts Creek, he was born May 17, 1891, the son of William L. and Minerva Trimble Lemaster.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was employed by the Paintsville Grocery for about fifteen years. His first wife, Janice Caudill Lemaster preceded him in death in 1949.  He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Audrey Kelsey Lemaster. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, John William Lemaster, Lexington; Charles Weldon Lemaster, Houston, Texas; Howard Wendell Lemaster, Port Neches, Texas; three stepsons, Paul Kelsey, Lynn, Mass., Charles and Paul Kelsey, Oil Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Avonelle Casto; Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Kitty Belle Reed, Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Alpharetta Witten, Lake Wales, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Burl Prater, Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Robert Schultz, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Joe Salyer, Columbus, O.; Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Flora Renfro, Knoxville, Tenn.; Mrs. Clara Stapleton, Flat Gap; Mrs. Mattie Davis, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday from the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with John Pelphrey, Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25 November 1959

   
LESLIE, Mary F (May)
1882-1960
Miss Mary Francis (May)  Leslie, 78, of near Burkville, Va., died Nov. 4, at Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond. She was a former resident of Johnson County and she had many relatives and friends in theis area. She was the eldest of none children of Robert and Mary Frances Womack Leslie, and was born at Presonsburg on October 28, 1882. She was for 20 years a teacher in the rural schools of Eastern Kentucky, and was in the federal goverment service in Washington D.C. and Richmond for 13 years. Since her retirement in 1933, she had resided in the home near Burkeville to which her parents moved in 1915 from Johnson County. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are four of five sisters, Mrs. June Leslie Scott, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Fay Leslie Bayes, Lexington, Miss Ruth C. Leslie and Mrs. English E. Larson of Washington, D.C. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral rites were held Nov. 7. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Md., near Washington, D.C. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-14-1960

   
MEADE, Emma Lou (Castle)
1924-1960
Mrs. Emma Lou Meade, 36, wife of Marshall Meade of Nippa, died of cancer in a local hospital at 11:45 Monday, November 14, after an illness of two and one-half years. The daughter of Lum and Carey Van Hoose Castle, she was born at Tutor Key February 24, 1924.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Other survivors include four sons, Paul Allen, Charles Lee, James Marshall and Gregory Dean Meade all at home; two daughters, Charlotte and Venetia Meade, both at home; three brothers, Don Castle Tutor Key; Elmer and Raymond both of Marion, Ohio; three sisters, Virgie Davis, Marion, Ohio; Mamie Castle, Tutor Key; Tellie Meade, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 17, from the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with Millard Van Hoose, Don Fraley and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 23 November 1960

   
MILLER, James Kenna
1913-1960
James Kenna (J.K.) Miller, 47, Ashland, a former instructor at the Ashland Area Vocational School died Nov. 23 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Miller was born April 1, 1913, at Louisa, a son of Clyde L. Miller, a Louisa Attorney, and the late Kenna Ferguson Miller.  He taught a general shop course at the vocational school from 1948 until 1953 and later was employed as an electrician with several Ashland firms.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisa and attended Marshall College.  Additional survivors include the wife, Mrs. Bette Stephens Miller; one son, James K. Miller, Jr., of Morehead; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Gene Robison of Ashland and one grandchild. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov. 23, 1960

   
PRESTON, Russell
1898-1960
Russell Preston, 62, retired railroad conductor and former resident of this city, died of a heart attack Wednesday, November 9, in Richmond, Va. The son of Warren H. and Elizabeth Reynolds Preston, he was born in this city August 24, 1898.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and had made his home in Dayton, Ohio, for the past fifteen years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Smith Preston whom he married May 28, 1949, at Greenup; three daughters by a previous marriage, Mrs. June Tackett and Mrs. Audrey Conley, both of this city; Mrs. Joan Walker, Fullerton, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Hager, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Virginia Smelley, Athens, Ga. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Perry as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 16 November 1960

   
RICE, Jane (Cunningham)
1864-1960
Mrs. Jane Rice, 96, former resident of this city, died at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 1960 , in the Guthrie Nursing Home in Louisville following an illness of four years. The daughter of the late Timothy and Elizabeth Spears Cunningham, she was born in this city July 29, 1864, and had resided here until four years ago when she moved with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Rice Young, to Louisville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denver and her daily life reflected her Christian consecration and devotion. Widely known throughout the county, her gracious charm and warm friendliness made her beloved by her many friends and the influence of her gentle spirit was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her husband, Greenville Rice, preceded her in death in 1904. Surviving besides Mrs. Young are two daughters,  Mrs. Mark Pierce, Louisville, and Mrs. Bertha Blair Dayton, Ohio and one sister Ada Lautenschager, Newark, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a. m. Saturday from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh Smith, pastor First Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were Hershel Rice, Luther B. Rice, Darvin Long Jr, Edward Blair, John Blair, Carroll Knoop, Bill Pack and Roger Rice. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 1960

   
RICE, Millie (Fletcher)
1885-1960
Mrs. Millie Rice, 75, former resident of Leander died in the Louisa General Hospital at 1:45 p.m., November 4, after an illness of two years. The daughter of Smith and Melvina Montgomery Fletcher, she was born in Magoffin County February 6, 1885.  She had lived at Louisa for the past year and before moving to Louisa had been a resident of Leander for fifty-three years.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and the widow of German Rice, who preceded her in death March 4, 1952. Surviving are a stepson, Oscar Rice, Louisa; two brothers, Lacy Fletcher, Riceville; Callie Fletcher, Rising Sun, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Julie Adams, Salyersville; Miss June Fletcher, Portsmouth, Ohio; three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6, from the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Rev. J. L. Denington and Rev. J. C. Hager as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Ivyton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1960

   
ROSS, Della Mae (Wheeler)
1883-1960
DELLA MAE ROSS, FLAT GAP WOMAN, DIES NOVEMBER 3
Mrs. Della Mae Ross, 77, lifelong resident of Flat Gap, died at 8:00 a. m., Thursday, November 3, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lexie Bailey, Mrs. Ross had been ill for the past two years. The daughter of Benjamin and Martha Salyer Wheeler, she was born July 28, 1883, at Flat Gap. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, M. S. Ross, preceded her in death September 22, 1952. Surviving besides her daughter are five sons, Con Ross, Belle Center, Ohio; Walter Ross, Dayton, Ohio; Roy Ross, City; Howard Ross, Flat Gap; Fred Ross, Flat Gap; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Eva Stinson, Columbus, Ohio; a half sister, Mrs. Lillian Williams, City; twenty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Donald Ross, Forrest Wheeler, Lowell Blanton, Hobert Stinson, Charles Young, Charles Skidmore and William Johnson. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a. m., Saturday, November 5, from the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 9, 1960

   
ROTHWELL, Exer D. (Stambaugh)
1888-1960
Mrs. Exer D. Rothwell, 72, died of a heart attack in a local hospital at 6:15 p.m., Saturday, November 19, after an illness of six days. The daughter of Sam and Betty Spencer Stambaugh, she was born June 25, 1888, at Stambaugh and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church and retired postmaster of the Stambaugh post office. Her husband, Kelly Rothwell, preceded her in death October 19 of this year. Survivors include a son, Kelly Rothwell, Jr., Ashland; two brothers, Louis Stambaugh, Stambaugh, Ky.; Fred Stambaugh, Wittensville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday from the Locust Grove United Baptist Church at Stambaugh with O. I. Williams, Foster Rigsby and L. T. Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 23 November 1960

   
WARD, Elias
1884-1960
Elais Ward, 75, died of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 10, at his home in Williamsport following an illness of two weeks. A retired mail carrier and lifelong resident of the Williamsport section, he was born at Boons Camp April 30, 1884. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Exer Baldridge Ward; two daughters, Mrs. Forest Mollett of this city; Mrs. Earl Boyd, Mansfield, Ohio; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Earl Muncy, Nim Sturgill and Winfrey Meek as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Elais Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 1960

   
WHITED, Guy E. Sr.
1902-1960
Guy E. Whited Sr., C & O Railway Conducter, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, November 11 1960 at his home on Pine Street in Bridgeford. He had been in ill health for the past ten years. The son of the late Mary Frances Fuller Whited, he was born in Gate City, Va., November 02 1902, and had lived in Paintsville for the past thirty seven years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Malta Ratliff Whited, whom he married March 10 1923. Survivors include three sons, Guy Edgar Whited, Jr., U.S. Navy; Earl L. Whited Burlington, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Billie Ripnre and Mrs.Georgia Epperson; one brother, John W. Whited, Panama City, Florida; Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, from the First Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev.Hugh Smith and Rev. O.M. Simmerman, Prestonsburg, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in this city.  NOTE: Burial was in the "HUFF CEMETERY" on Pine Street, Bridgeford section of Paintsville, Johnson Co Ky.

   
WILHITE, Robert M.
1960
Dr. Robert Montgomery Wilhite, 64, of 3049 Windermere Road, Lexington, former resident of this city, died at 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 1960, in the Good Samaritan Hospital Lexington, after a heart attack. A native of Putnam County Tenn., he was a son of the late Nathan and Martha Brown Wilhite.  A retired chiropractor, he was widely known and liked in this city where he practiced for more than 30 years.  He was a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. and the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa. Prior to his retirement, he was active in Civic affairs in Paintsville, serving for 15 years as a member of the Paintsville City School Board.  He also served as chairman of the Official Board of Mayo Memorial Methodist Church for 10 years, was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 36 years and for over four years served as a member of Westminster Board of the University of Kentucky. Dr. Wilhite was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church Lexington, and the Lexington Kiwanis Club and was a member of the Indra Consistory in Covington and the Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & A. M. He was a World War I veteran. Dr. Wilhite is survived by his wife, Mrs. Opal Gibson Wilhite; two daughters, Miss Martha Gene Wilhite, Elyria, Ohio; and Miss Mary Caroline Wilhite, Ft. Knox; two sons, Dr. Robert M. Wilhite, Jr., of this city and Dr. James G. Wilhite, Memphis Tenn.; two brothers, Herman Wilhite, Knoxville, Tenn., and Harry Phillips, Cookeville, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. George Brown, Sparta, Tenn.; Mrs. Stacey Clinton, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Mrs. Frank Armistead, Knoxville, and Mrs. Arthur Greenwood, Madisonville, Tenn.; four grandsons and a granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted at 9:30 am, Thursday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home Lexington, with Rev. James W. Angell officiating.  Services were later held at 2:30 p.m., in the Mayo Memorial Church in this city with the pastor, Rev. Charles Perry, officiating and the Rev. Angell assisting. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with graveside rites conducted by Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F. & A. M. Paintsville Herald Thursday Dec.07 1960

   
WILLIAMS, Wallace B.
1960
Heart Attack Fatal To Wallace Williams In Cincinnati
Wallace B. Williams of 2136 Madison Road, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, a native of Red Bush, Johnson County, died November 22 in the Jewish Hospital of a heart attack. He was a buyer for the Mabley and Carew Company of Cincinnati. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon M. Williams of Red Bush. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Carmen Blanton, Chareston, W. Va., Mrs. Ada Lyon, and Mrs. Sipp Salmons, both of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Lexie Haney of Evansville, Indiana. He was a believer in Christ.  Services were conducted by the Rev. Buci Kazee, Friday, November 25, in Milburn Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington.  Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lexington. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7 December 1960

   
YOUNG, Bill
1891-1960
Bill Young, 69, died suddenly at 5:00 p.m., November 14, at the home of his son, Glen Young, at Tutor Key. The son of the late George G. and Mary White Young, he ws born in this county January 15, 1891 and had lived at Tutor Key for the past thirty years, where he was employed as a miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Daniel Young, a son and daughter. Survivors include another son, Hubert Young, Springfield, Oh.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ethel Rice, Urbana, Ohio; Mrs. Lela Fay Chandler, Painstville: Mrs. Lavada and Mrs. Shirley Picklesimer, both of Springfield, Oh.; four brothers, Gilbert and Otto Young, both of Van Lear, Bradley Young, Chandlerville; Bert Young, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 17, from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston and C.C. Hall as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Sitka Singers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 23, 1960



DECEMBER - 1960


BAILEY, Estill
1882-1961
Estill Bailey, 78, resident of Red Bush, died suddenly at his home at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 21. The son of the late Thomas and Susan Justice Bailey, he was born July 28, 1882, at Red Bush and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a well known farmer of that section. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Wright Bailey; five sons, Wade H. Baliey, Blaine; Herschell Bailey, Louisville; Loy, Deward and Willard Bailey, all of Red Bush; four daughters, Mrs. Cula Kelly, Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Taxie Ross, Red Bush; Mrs. Auther Dickens, Chaunery, Ohio; Mrs. Leroy Crowhorn, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 24, from the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Emory Ferguson, Robie Rerguson and Tommy Bailey as officiating ministers. Bural was in the family cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-4-1961

    
BOWLING, P. B.
RITES THURSDAY AT VAN LEAR FOR P. L. BOWLING
P. L. Bowling, 86, retired miner and farmer of Van Lear, died at 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 5, (1960) at his home following a two years illness. The son of the late Bailey and Silverna Cantrell Bowling, he was born in Morgan County and had lived at Van Lear for the past forty years. Surviving are four sons, Grover, Elijah, Estill and Sewell Bowling, all at home, five daughters, Mrs. Dorcas Honeycutt, Mrs. Ida Butcher, Mrs. Emma Ward and Mrs. Rowland Wells, all of Van Lear, Mrs. Pearl Butcher, Wabash, Ind.; six brothers Joe and James Bowling, Van Lear; John Bowling, Morgan County; Mance Bowling, Beaver Creek; Amos Bowling, Paintsville; Boyd Bowling, Sitka; four sisters, Mrs. Clarinda Ward and Mrs. Rissie Dawson, both of Van Lear; Mrs. Nancy Johnson, Paintsville; Mrs. Bet Blair, Jennies Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Richmond Family cemetery at Van Lear. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec. 7, 1960

   
BRYANT, Jess
1875-1960
Jess Bryant, Sitka Resident, Dies Thursday Jess Bryant, 57, died at his home at Sitka at 4:30 a.m., Thursday following a year’s illness. The son of the late Edward and Dana Sparks Bryant, he was born at Sitka, September 19, 1875, and had been a lifelong resident of that community where he worked as a carpenter and farmer.  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josie LeMaster Bryant, and a sister, Mollie Arms of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 31 at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels and Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 1961 NOTE: Publishing conflict between age and birthdate.

   
CASTLE, Craig
1882-1960
Craig Castle, Thealka Miner, Dies December 29 Craig Castle, 78, resident of Thealka, died at his home at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, Decmeber 29, after a six months' illness. The son of the late Tom and Victoria Daniels Castle, he was born February 28, 1882, in this county and had lived at Thealka for the past forty years, where he was employed as a miner prior to his retirement. Surviving are two sons, Bert Castle, South Charleston, Ohio; Douglas Castle, Paris, Ky.; a stepson, Lloyd Hale, David; four daughters, Mrs. Esta Brown, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ola Ramey, East Point; Mrs. Lillie Fitch and Mrs. Aline Lemaster, Thealka; two brothers, Harry Castle, Columbus, Ohio; Ernest Castle, Wayland; four sisters, Mrs. Cora VanHoose, Ashland; Mrs. Mary Daniels, Plumwood, Ohio; Mrs. Lizzie Pelphrey, West Jefferson, Ohio; Mrs. Loucinda Steel, Cordia, Ky.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Zelta Castle, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Lydia Wellman, Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 31, from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and John Crum as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 4, 1961

   
CORDLE, Malta (Daniels)
1897-1960
Mrs. Malta Daniels Cordle, 63, of Wilbur and sister of Mrs. O. I. Williams of this city, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Haskell Arrington of Webbville. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Codle was born March 1, 1897, at Lomansville, a daughter of the late Wallace and Tabitha Lemaster Daniels. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Andrew J. Cordle; two other daughters, Mrs. James F. Alkire of Columbus and Miss Terrie Cordle at home; five sons, Ossie and Jack Cordle of Circleville, Ohio, Dennis Cordle of Rockyridge, Ohio, Kenneth Cordle of Circleville, and Thad Cordle of Gibsonville, Ohio., two sisters, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Jason Chandler, a brother, Vanson Daniels of Dayton, Ohio, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Old Hood Churchh by the Rev. Jarrett Cordle and the Rev. Milt Cordle. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Chandersville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-14-1960

   
CURTIS, Hammy
1923-1960
Hammie Curtis,37, of Columbus,Ohio died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday December 3,at Circleville,Ohio as the results of automobile accident.He was born August 15,1923,at Manila but had been a resident of Columbus, Ohio for the past five years were she was employed as a construction worker.He was the son of John and Mary McCarty Curtis. He was married to Elouise Fairchilds who survives.Also surviving is one son Johnny Frank,Columbus,Ohio and two daughters Nora McCarty, Manlia,and Ruth McCoy ,Barboursville,W.Va.Two brothers,Waltr Curtis, Manila and Flem of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m, December 5, at the home of   Walter Curtis with Lonza Reed and Tommie Baily as officiating ministers. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday December 7,1960

   
DALE, Callie (Castle)
1883-1960
Rites Sunday At Thealka For Mrs.Callie Dale Mrs.Callie Dale,77, Thealke resident died Friday morning December 30 1960, in a local hospital following an illness of one month. A lifelong resident of Thealka she was born September 18, 1883, the daughter of the late Lafe and Mary Daniels Castle.She was a member of the Freewill Baptist  Church. Her husband James Dale preceded her in death February 28, 1955. Surviving are two sons Bill Ray Dale of this city.Richard Dale, Orlando,Florida seven daughters,Mrs.Clara Jarrell,Speedway,W.Va., Mrs.Lizzie Daniels,Silver Creek,N.Y,Mrs.Mae Cundiff,Orlando,Fla.,Mrs. Emogene Tate,Charleston,Ind.;Mrs.Maxine Spencer,Miss Mollie Dale and Miss Irene Dale,all of Thealka; one brother,  Scott Castle of this city, two sisters Mrs.Marie Penley and Mrs.Vina Woods,both of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, January 1, from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and James Lyons as officiating ministers.Burial was in the family cemetery  at Thealka. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday January 4,1961

   
DANIELS, Harold
1923-1960
Harold Daniels Dies Dec. 27
In New York Harold Daniels, 37, died in a hospital in Fredonia, N.Y., at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, of a cerebral concussion. The son of Frank Daniels and Mahala Preston Daniel of Silver Creek, N.Y., he was born at Offutt October 25, 1923, and had lived at Fredonia for the past twelve years where he was employed as a steel mill worker. Surviving besides his parents are two sons, Arthur and Danna Daniels, both of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Oakie Fraley, Thelma; Mrs. Ethel Penix, Silver Creek, N.Y.; Mrs. Beatrice Daniels, Van Lear; Mrs. Maybeth Fraley, Kopperstown, W.Va.; seven brothers, Shirley Daniels, Thelma; Albert Daniels, Smithers, W.Va.; G.H. Daniels, Davis Branch; Jessie Daniels, Prestonsburg; Doug Daniels, Silver Creek, N.Y.; Frank Daniels, Jr., Silver Creek, N.Y. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 Saturday, December 31, from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill and L.T. Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-4-1961

   
FAIRCHILD, Ezra
1904-1960
Dies Dec. 21 In Lexington
Ezra T. Fairchild, 56, died December 21, in the Veterans Hospital in Lexington after an illness of thirty years. He was the son of Cyrus and Cora Castle Fairchild and was born October 19, 1904, at Nippa.  He was formerly employed as a miner. Surviving are a brother, John C. Fairchild, Arlington, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Russell Bordens of this city, Mrs. Dewey Wallace, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Opal Van Hoose and Mrs. Ethel Clark, both of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 26, from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 January 1961

   
FRALEY, Billy
1929-1960
Billy Fraley, 31, Thealka resident, died in a local hospital at 1:15 p.m., Monday, December 19. following a year's illness. The son of Don and Mildred Rice Fraley, he was born August 23, 1929, at Thealka and had lived there all of his life with the exception of 12 years spent in the service of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lilianna Pecorari Fraley; a son, Robert Edwin, and a daughter, Patricia Ann Fraley, both at home; four brothers, Bobby Allen, Don Douglas, Larry Bryan and James Calvin Fraley, Thealka; one sister, Sherry Lynn Fraley, Thealka. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 22, from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Kermit Preston as officiating ministers. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-21-1960

   
HARRIS, Clista (Stone)
1876-1960
Clista Harris Of Winifred Dies Dec. 24
Mrs. Clista Harris, 84, died at 4:30 December 24 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Wheeler, Winifred.  She had been ill for the past ten months. The daughter of the late James and Gemia Pack Stone, she was born March 6, 1876, and had been a lifelong resident of Winifred, where she was a beloved and respected member of that community.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married August 5, 1896, to Maywood Harris, who preceded her in death September 30, 1949. Survivors also include four sons, Jim, Woodrow and Herbert Harris, all of Winifred; Charley Harris, Circleville, O.; six other daughters, Hettie Sparks, Sunbury, Ohio; Mrs. Oscar Castle and Mrs. Zona Craft,  both of Winifred; Mrs. Perla Lyons, Flat Gap; Mrs. Lula Hamilton, Pataskala, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Reneda Ramey, Lonfred; Mrs. Reneda Ramey, London, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine Harris, Springfield, Ohio; and one brother, Jasper Slone, Winifred, Ky.  Also surviving are 45 grandchildren, 70 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, from the Franks Creek United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Lemasters Cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 January 1961

   
HELTON, George Paul
1888-1960
George Paul Helton, 72, retired farmer and well-known resident of Wittensville, died in a local hospital at 2:05 a.m., Tuesday, December 06, after a two week illness. Mrs. Helton had been in ill health for a number of years. The son of the late Isaac B. and Ada Rule Helton, he was born in this county January 23, 1888, and had been a lifelong resident of Wittensville.  A veteran of World War 1, he was a member of the Christian Church and the DAV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Ward Helton, one son, Henry B. Hellion, Rawson, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Georgene Wheeler, Ashland, Mrs. Betty Jane Land, Walter, Texas, two brothers, Greenville and Kelse Helton, both of Staffordsville, five sisters, Lura Williams, Staffordsville, Virginia Rexrode, Jane Griffith and Priscilla Burchett, Akron, Ohio; Lucinda Barnett, Ashland. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 08, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Mitchell Grimm and John D. Pommert as officiating ministers. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Printed:  1960

   
HOLBROOK, Betty J
1960
SERVICES SUNDAY AT FLAT GAP FOR 3-YEAR-OLD
Bonnie Jeane Holbrook, 3-year-old daughter of Hadie and Fern Slone Holbrook, died at 7:30 p.m., December 24, 1960, of pneumonia while en route from her home at Red Bush to a hospital in this city. Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Michael Ray and Randal Lee, both at home.  Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Slone, Flat Gap, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Holbrook, Red Bush. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday from the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist church with Homer Evans, Glen Ross and Harrison Ferguson as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan. 6, 1960

    
HOWELL, Carmonia
1900-1960
Carmonia Howell, Retired Teacher, Passes Dec. 14
Mrs. Carmonia Ward Howell, 60, well-known resident of Boons Camp, died at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. E. Trimble, Hager Hill, following a month’s illness. The daughter of John M. and Mary Sammons Ward, she was born June 27, 1900, at Boons Camp. A retired teacher and businesswoman, she taught in the Johnson County Schools and was employed as a secretary in the Frankfort office of the late John E. Buckingham and the Paintsville Grocery Company in this city.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Vern Howell, preceded her in death in 1942. Survivors also include three other sisters, Ruth Ward and Angie Ward, both of Boons Camp; Mrs. Robert Wells, Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Greenville and Eugene Ward, both of Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:00 p.m., Friday with Rev. Charles Perry officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 21 December 1960

   
KING, Jess
1960
Jess King Rites Held December 23 Jess King, 74, died at his home at Staffordsville at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 20. He was the son of the late Thomas and Nancy Osborne King and had been a lifelong resident of the Staffordsville community. He is survived by a brother Floyd King, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 23, from the Mud Lick Church of God with Woodrow Frisby as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald 4 January 1961

   
LEE, Norman
1960
Two tragic auto accidents, two less serious highway accidents, a break-in, and a tire erased the holiday spirit in Johnson County and resulted in the death of two residents and injury to six others. Killed in separate auto mishaps were Norman Lee, 48, West Van Lear, and Claude Russell Preston, 17, Paintsville. Injured in the Lee accident which occurred on Middle Creek in Floyd County, were Herbert Deskins, 48, and Winfield Holbrook, 32, both of West Van Lear.  Deskins, who suffered a fractured jaw and head injuries, remains in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, while Holbrook, suffering head injuries is in Paintsville Hospital. Hospitalized as a result of the accident in which Preston was killed were Charles Roy Vencil, about 27, Paintsville, and Joe Plummer, 17, also of Paintsville. Police gave the following account of the Lee accident. Deskins was driving Lee, Holbrook and Bruce Phelps home from work in the mines in Breathitt County when an auto driven by Redford K. Barnett, 42, Martin, went out of control on rain-slickened Route 114, about three miles west of Prestonsburg and crashed into the Deskins vehicle. Barnett said he applied his breaks and swerved into the path of the Deskins auto. The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28. Preston was killed when the car in which he was riding went out of control and smashed into a 1953 Pontiac driven by Vencil.  Driver of the other car was Plummer. The accident occurred Thursday, Dec. 29, on U. S. 40 in Paintsville near the C. and O. underpass. Preston died of a fractured skull at 8:30 a.m., December 30 in Paintsville Hospital. Plummer suffered cuts and mouth injuries while Vencil was hospitalized with a dislocated hip and cuts.  No charges have been filed in the accident, which pushed Johnson County’s highway death count for the year to eight, worst in the county’s history. Another traffic mishap, occurring Dec. 29 five miles north of Paintsville on U. S. 23, created a serious hazard for residents of that area and forced state policemen to re-route traffic for several hours. A giant trailer-tractor, carrying 6200 gallons of gasoline, turned over after swerving to miss two vehicles which had stopped in the road.  Gasoline poured out of the truck, creating a tense situation.  The driver, Kermit Bullock, 37, of Louisa, escaped without injury. An accident Friday evening resulted in the injury of two Paintsville youngsters. Kay Blevins, 16, suffered a broken nose and Earl Arnett, 22, was treated for a mild concussion after the car which Arnett was driving was hit by a car driven by Marshall Wheeler, 42, Dayton, Ohio. The accident occurred this side of the Oil Springs High School, about eight miles north of Paintsville.  Miss Blevins, a student at Paintsville High School gave this account. She and Arnett had just crossed the bridge this side of the high school traveling toward Paintsville when Wheeler’s car traveling on the wrong side of the road and going north, forced them off the road.  The Arnett car, struck on the left front side, left the road completely, and then swerved back across the road, crashing into a cliff. State Trooper Jack Music said Wheeler was charged with drunk driving.  He was not injured. Thieves broke into Van Lear High School Dec. 28 and stole 10 typewriters from the typing classroom.  State Trooper Paul Fraim said no attempt was made by the thieves to take anything else in the building. Arson is suspected in the burning of a house on Drake.  The home, which burned Dec. 30, belonged to Charles Ross.  No charges have been filed, but Trooper Fralin said officials were investigating the possibility of arson. Services for Norman Lee were held Saturday at Mayo Methodist Church in Paintsville. The 48-year-old miner had been president of United Mine Workers Local 9905 for the past 10 years before his death Wednesday. A resident of this county all his life, he was the son of the late Ed Lee, Sr., and Minnie Spears Lee.  Survivors inclue his wife, Mrs. Dess Bowling Lee, one son, Norman Lee, Jr., at home, two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ruth Blair, West Van Lear, and Mrs. Norma Jean Wells, Hawaii, and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hazelett, Hager Hill, Mrs. Mary Belvins, Wittensville, and Mrs. Pauline Salyers, Paintsville. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. Moses Kitchen and Rev. Charles Perry officiated.  Graveside rites were held by local union 9905. Claude Preston, a member of the Paintsville High basketball team, was buried Sunday at Meally in the family cemetery.  The well-liked junior died at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 30 from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Thursday. He was the son of Edgar Preston and the late Norma Fletcher Preston and the stepson of Gussie Burgess Preston, Paintsville.  Survivors included three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Wells, Boons Camp, Mrs. Doris Davis, Mrs. Joyce Preston, both of Dayton, O., and four brothers, Escom, Marvin, Billy Joe, and Edgar, Jr., all of Dayton, O. Services were held in the Meally Church of Christ with the Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 January 1961

   
LEMASTER, Laura (Blanton)
1875-1960
Laura Lemaster Services Monday At Low Gap
Mrs. Laura LeMaster, 85, lifelong resident of Win, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, December 24, in a local hospital after an illness of three years. The daughter of the late James Mack and Sarah Jane McGarry Blanton, she was born in this county November 16, 1875. Her husband preceded her in death in January 1929. Surviving are four sons, Holly and George LeMaster, both of Win; Houston LeMaster, Lucasville, Ohio; Emerald LeMaster, New Carlisle, Ohio; five daughters, Merzie Howard, Win; Beula Reed, Flat Gap; Eulah Stapleton, Caneyville, Ky.; May LeMaster, Win; Myrtle Hitchcock, Bever, Ohio, one sister, Virgie Gullett, Elna. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 26, from Low Gap Church with Tommie Bailey and Oscar McCart as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Win. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-4-1961

   
MOORE, Mary (Moore)
1871-1960
Mrs. Mary Moore, 89, resident of Nippa, died at 2:30 a.m., Monday, December 19, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Music, Nippa, after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of the late Jim T. and Nancy J. Thomas Moore, she was born in Knott County in 1871, and had lived at Nippa for the past four years.  She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving besides her daughter are her husband, James T. Moore; four sons, Jeff Moore, Nippa; Travis Moore, Virginia; Jim Moore, Knott County; John Moore, Indiana; two other daughters, Mrs. Clarence Griffith, Neon; Mrs. Jackie Moore, New York. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., today, from her daughter’s home at Nippa.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Dec. 21, 1960

   
MUSIC, John Wesley
1867-1960
JOHN WESLEY MUSIC RETIRED FARMER DIES AT 92
John Wesley Music, 92, widely known man of the East Point vicinity, died December 23 1960 at his home on Little Paint after a long illness He was the son of John and Minerva Baldridge Music, members of pioneer families, and was born August 1 1867 in Johnson County. A retired farmer, in early life he worked as a timberman and assisted his father in the operation of the old water mill at the mouth of Little Paint Creek at East Point. He was married to Sola Spradlin and for many years resided on a farm on the west side of the river near Hager Hill. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a staunch Democrat. He was active and mentally alert until the last several moinths of his life and always enjoyed a visit from friends and relatives. His wife died November 2 1949. Surviving are five sons, Russell Music and Dewey Music, both of West Van Lear; Fred and Everett Music, both of East Point; and John Music, Russell,Ky; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Price Williams, Red Bush; Mrs. Sally Moles, Little Hocking Ohio; and Mrs. Ollie Ayers with whom he made his home. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Lavada Auxier of Dunham, Ky; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Pallbearers were the grandsons. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 26 at the East Point Church of Christ by the Rev.S.C.Honeycutt and Rev. Alvis Ford. Music was by the Auxier Singers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald Jan.06 1960

   
PIGG, Verlie (Walters)
1890-1960
Mrs. Verlie Pigg, well-known resident of Boons Camp, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:10 p.m., Monday, December 19, 1960.  The fatal seizure occurred in Little Friendship United Baptist Church where she was attending revival services.  She had been in ill health for the past five years. The daughter of Lafe and Amanda Elliott Walters, she was born in Lewis County July 28, 1890.  She had lived at Boons Camp for the past sixty years and was a beloved and respected member of that community.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church and her life was one of inspiring dedication to its service. Her husband, Dennis Pigg, preceded her in death February 1937. Surviving are four sons, Chester, Hammond, Ind.; Oliver, Akron, Ohio; Glenn, Highland, Ind.; Otis, Griffith, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Parker West, Oil Springs; Mrs. Imogene Lewis, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Ernestine Arrowood, Vero Beach, Florida; Mrs. Ishmael Rose, Beaver, Ohio; one sister Mrs. Ern Hayslette, Ashland, Ky.; two brothers, Luther and Jake Walters of this city.  Also surviving are twenty- one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday December 22, 1960, from the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Nim Sturgill, Flem Arrowood and Glen Arrowood as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Dec.21 1960

     
PRESTON, Claude R.
1960
Two tragic auto accidents, two less serious highway accidents, a break-in, and a tire erased the holiday spirit in Johnson County and resulted in the death of two residents and injury to six others. Killed in separate auto mishaps were Norman Lee, 48, West Van Lear, and Claude Russell Preston, 17, Paintsville. Injured in the Lee accident which occurred on Middle Creek in Floyd County, were Herbert Deskins, 48, and Winfield Holbrook, 32, both of West Van Lear.  Deskins, who suffered a fractured jaw and head injuries, remains in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, while Holbrook, suffering head injuries is in Paintsville Hospital. Hospitalized as a result of the accident in which Preston was killed were Charles Roy Vencil, about 27, Paintsville, and Joe Plummer, 17, also of Paintsville. Police gave the following account of the Lee accident. Deskins was driving Lee, Holbrook and Bruce Phelps home from work in the mines in Breathitt County when an auto driven by Redford K. Barnett, 42, Martin, went out of control on rain-slickened Route 114, about three miles west of Prestonsburg and crashed into the Deskins vehicle. Barnett said he applied his breaks and swerved into the path of the Deskins auto. The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28. Preston was killed when the car in which he was riding went out of control and smashed into a 1953 Pontiac driven by Vencil.  Driver of the other car was Plummer. The accident occurred Thursday, Dec. 29, on U. S. 40 in Paintsville near the C. and O. underpass. Preston died of a fractured skull at 8:30 a.m., December 30 in Paintsville Hospital. Plummer suffered cuts and mouth injuries while Vencil was hospitalized with a dislocated hip and cuts.  No charges have been filed in the accident, which pushed Johnson County’s highway death count for the year to eight, worst in the county’s history. Another traffic mishap, occurring Dec. 29 five miles north of Paintsville on U. S. 23, created a serious hazard for residents of that area and forced state policemen to re-route traffic for several hours. A giant trailer-tractor, carrying 6200 gallons of gasoline, turned over after swerving to miss two vehicles which had stopped in the road.  Gasoline poured out of the truck, creating a tense situation.  The driver, Kermit Bullock, 37, of Louisa, escaped without injury. An accident Friday evening resulted in the injury of two Paintsville youngsters. Kay Blevins, 16, suffered a broken nose and Earl Arnett, 22, was treated for a mild concussion after the car which Arnett was driving was hit by a car driven by Marshall Wheeler, 42, Dayton, Ohio. The accident occurred this side of the Oil Springs High School, about eight miles north of Paintsville.  Miss Blevins, a student at Paintsville High School gave this account. She and Arnett had just crossed the bridge this side of the high school traveling toward Paintsville when Wheeler’s car traveling on the wrong side of the road and going north, forced them off the road.  The Arnett car, struck on the left front side, left the road completely, and then swerved back across the road, crashing into a cliff. State Trooper Jack Music said Wheeler was charged with drunk driving.  He was not injured. Thieves broke into Van Lear High School Dec. 28 and stole 10 typewriters from the typing classroom.  State Trooper Paul Fraim said no attempt was made by the thieves to take anything else in the building. Arson is suspected in the burning of a house on Drake.  The home, which burned Dec. 30, belonged to Charles Ross.  No charges have been filed, but Trooper Fralin said officials were investigating the possibility of arson. Services for Norman Lee were held Saturday at Mayo Methodist Church in Paintsville. The 48-year-old miner had been president of United Mine Workers Local 9905 for the past 10 years before his death Wednesday. A resident of this county all his life, he was the son of the late Ed Lee, Sr., and Minnie Spears Lee.  Survivors inclue his wife, Mrs. Dess Bowling Lee, one son, Norman Lee, Jr., at home, two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ruth Blair, West Van Lear, and Mrs. Norma Jean Wells, Hawaii, and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hazelett, Hager Hill, Mrs. Mary Belvins, Wittensville, and Mrs. Pauline Salyers, Paintsville. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. Moses Kitchen and Rev. Charles Perry officiated.  Graveside rites were held by local union 9905. Claude Preston, a member of the Paintsville High basketball team, was buried Sunday at Meally in the family cemetery.  The well-liked junior died at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 30 from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Thursday. He was the son of Edgar Preston and the late Norma Fletcher Preston and the stepson of Gussie Burgess Preston, Paintsville.  Survivors included three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Wells, Boons Camp, Mrs. Doris Davis, Mrs. Joyce Preston, both of Dayton, O., and four brothers, Escom, Marvin, Billy Joe, and Edgar, Jr., all of Dayton, O. Services were held in the Meally Church of Christ with the Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Paintsville Herald 4 January 1961

   
RAMEY, Robie Franklin
1895-1960
Robie Franklin Ramey, 65, resident of Volga, passed away December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, after a six-month illness. He was born September 26,1895 in Johnson County and had been a resident at this county all his life. He was the son of Jeff Ramey and Louise Brown. Mr. Ramey, a farmer was married in 1919 to Carrie Lemater Ramey, who survives. Surviving besides his wife are six sons; Elwood Ramey, Flat Gap, Elzie Ramey, Ashley, O; Elba Ramey, Fort Meade, Md., Malburn Ramey, Flat Gap, Hobert Ramey, Sunbury, Ohio, and John Fred Ramey, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving brothers and sisters, Arthur Ramey and Ervin Ramey, Prestonburg, Norma Blair, Volga, Plura Crislip, Milford Center, Ohio, Rena Fairchilds, Chillocothe, Ohio, Ethel McKenzie, Springfield, O; and Lydia Stapleton, Volga. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 8, at the Cannon Chapel with burial in the family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-7-1960

    
ROBERTS, Ellis H.
1909-1960
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Third Street Baptist Church for Ellis H. Roberts, 51, better known as Dick, who died at his home in Dearborn, Michigan, Saturday, December 17, after an illness of four years. The son of Vern and Vada Spradlin Roberts, of this city, he was born at Hager Hill May 2, 1909.  He had lived in Dearborn for the past sixteen years, where he worked as an interior decorator. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Mrs. Bessie May Dills; two sons, Thomas Edward and Ellis Ray Roberts, both of Dearborn; five sisters, Virginia Transparenti and Venice Griquari, both of Baltimore Md., Elizabeth Fraley, Harrison, O.; Hortense Helton and Carrie Osborne, both of this city; three brothers, Kelly and Dan Roberts, both of this city; Walter Roberts, Coal Grove, Ohio. Services will be conducted by Millard Van Hoose and Scott Castle.  Burial will be in the Town Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21, 1960

   
SALYERS, Lonnie
1889-1961
Lonnie Salyers, Retired Miner, Dies Dec. 28
Lonnie Salyers, 71, retired miner at Van Lear, died at 11:30 Wednesday, December 28, in a local hospital following an illness of three months. The son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Sara O’Bryan Salyers, he was born in this county February 5, 1889, and had lived in Van Lear for the past forty-three years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Blevins Salyers; two sons, Alvin and Hershell Salyers, Van Lear; a stepson, Solomon Stambaugh, Ypsilanti, Michigan; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Marie Webb, and a stepdaughter, Julia Mae Wells, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; one brother, Fonzo Salyers, Barnetts Creek; one sister, Mrs. Etta Stampleton, Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, January 1, from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with Buell Ferguson, Elzie Banks, Florida Lyons, O. I. Williams, John Crum and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 January 1961

   
SAYLOR, Arnold
1927-1961
ARNOLD SAYLOR SERVICES HELD HERE MONDAY
Arnold Saylor, 33, died at his home in this city at 1:15 Friday, December 23, 1961, following a three weeks’ illness. The son of Garfield and Lula Blair Saylor, he was born May 20, 1927, in Magoffin County and had resided in this city for the past six years. Survivors also include six brothers, Mack Saylor, Walbridge, O.; Martin Saylor, Oil Springs; Sherman Saylor, Springfield, O.; Winnie Saylor, Oil Springs; Ermal Saylor, Sidney, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Pennington and Mrs. Bertie Pennington, both of Falcon. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 26, from the Pentecostal Church in this city by Arthur Ramey.  Burial was in the Rice Cemetery at Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 4, 1961


   
WARD, Arthur
1886-1961
Arthur Ward Dies Dec. 20 Of Heart Attack
Arthur Ward, 74, died of a heart attack at 1:00 a.m., December 20, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Grant Stanford, Boons Camp. The son of the late King S. and Susan Baldridge Ward, he was born at Boons Camp October 1, 1886, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Surviving besides his niece are two sons, Glenn Ward, Detroit, Michigan; Raymond Ward, Huntington, W. Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Adkins, Huntington, W. Va.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday from the home of Mrs. Stanford with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 1961

   
WOODS, Gertie (Arms)
1915-1960
Mrs.Gertie Woods,45, wife of John Woods of King Addition died in a local hospital at 9:45 a.m.,Saturday, December 3, of cancer after a three year's illness. The daughter of Daniel and Alice Conley Arms, she was born in this city September 10, 1915. She was a member of the Free will Baptist Church. Survivors also include three sons, James and Larry Woods,both at home; Charles Woods, West Van Lear; six daughters, Mrs. Patricia Meek,West Van Lear; Mrs.Dottie Hamilton,Cleveland Ohio; Mrs. Loretta Knapp,Columbus Ohio; Mary M., Polly and Diana Woods all at home; a brother Hershel Arms,city; a step-brother Jack Arms,Hager Hill; two sisters Allie Adkins,Van Lear; Nettie Skidmore,Thealka. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m.,Monday from the Southside Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. M.R.Thomason and Cline Salyer as officiating ministers.Burial was in the family cemetery in King Addition. Paintsville Hearld Thursday December 7, 1960


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