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JANUARY - 1961

ADAMS, Laura (Ward)
1900-1961
Laura Ward Adams, 60, died at her home on Preston Street Friday, January 13. The daughter of the late W. J. and Loucinda Preston Ward; was born in this city December 8, 1900, and had resided here all of her life.  She was a member of the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Stewart Adams, Jenkins; Wallace Adams, West Van Lear; three brothers, Heber and Shade Ward both of this city; Ted Ward, Oil Springs; one sister, Mrs. Beulah Meade of this city. Funeral service were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Perry, pastor of Mayo Memorial Church, as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1961

    
ADKINS, Robert K.
1961
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:00 p.m., at the Pilgrim Holiness Church at Tram for Robert Keith Adkins, infant son of Wyatt and Jennie Caldwell Adkins, Woodland Drive, who died in a local hospital Friday, January 13. Survivors include besides the parents two sisters, Mary Ellen and Geraldine, and one brother, Danny Ray Adkins, all at home. Burial was in the Adkins family cemetery at Tram. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18,1961

    
BLAIR, Ottis Kenneth "Buster"
1925-1961
Rites Friday At Van Lear Ottis Kenneth Blair, 35, known as “Buster” died at 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 31, in a Dayton, Ohio hospital following an illness of three months. He was born in this county November 28, 1924, the son of Nora Rivers Blair of Van Lear and the late Warnie Blair.  A former resident of Van Lear, he had lived at Dayton for the past thirteen years where he was employed by Frigidaire. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sadie Stamper Blair; a son, Kenneth Ray Blair, at home; two daughters, Donnie Sue Blair and Kathy Ann Blair, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Dan Powers, Van Lear; Mrs. Robert Stone, Pallidena, Md. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 3, from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Moses Kitchen as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8 February 1961

    
BLANTON, Lula (Blair)
1888-1961
Lula Blanton Rites Conducted Here Sunday
Mrs.Lula Blanton,72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Imogene Baldridge in this city, at 5:10 a.m., Friday, January 27, of a heart  condition. The daughter of Leecie and Jane Conley Blair, she was born in this county October 11, 1888, and had been a resident of this city for the past fifteen years. Her husband, Challie Blanton, preceded her in death August 5, 1945. Surviving besides her daughter are three sons, Russell Blanton, Chesterburg, O; Douglas Blanton and Frank Blanton both of  Dayton,Ohio:  two other daughters, Neva Dale, Dayton, Ohio; Bessie Gullett of this city:  four brothers,  Asa Blair, West Van Lear, Warnie Blair, Van Lear; Herbert Blair, Sunbury, Ohio;  Irvin Blair, Oil Springs;  three sisters, Ellen Pennington, Falcon; Goldia Vincent, Wayland; Abbie Borders, Ulysses. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial was in  the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Feb-2-1961

     
CHURCH, Alfred
1882-1961
Alfred Church, 78, retired miner of Tutor Key, died suddenly of a heart attack at 10:05 a.m., Tuesday, January 31.  The fatal seizure occurred in the G. C. Murphy Store in this city. He was born February 24, 1882, in Lawrence County and had lived at Tutor Key for the past fourty-five years.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Lottie Kazee Church, preceded him in death June 22, 1958. Survivors include three sons, Alfred Church, Jr., Robert Church and Thomas Church all of Tutor Key; two stepsons, Ray Picklesimer, Nippa, and Lloyd Ward, Whafton, W. Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Don Castle, Tutor Key; Mrs. Jay Van Hoose, Salyersville; Ruby Castle, Cincinnati, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Bessie Castle, Ashland; a brother, Henry Church, Thealka.  Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, from the Thealka Free Will Baptist church with James Lyons and Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Church family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald 8 February 1961

    
FRALEY, Thomas
1914-1961
Fraley, Thomas Thomas Fraley, 46, died of a heart attack at his home at Thelma at 11:43 a.m., Thursday, January 12. The son of John E. and Alphretta Taylor Fraley, he was born in Martin County, May 8, 1914, and had lived at Thelma for four years, where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Okie Daniels Fraley; four sons, Thomas, Ronald, Marshall and William Fraley all at home; two daughters, Ruth Fraley, Detroit, Michigan; Alphretta Fraley, at home; four brothers, Haskell Fraley, Davella; Hentison Fraley, Thelma; Milford Fraley, Turkey Creek, Ky.; Jerry Fraley, Kopperston, W.Va.; two sisters, Maude Franko, Detroit, Michigan; Dorothy Cooke, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, January 15, from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Nim Sturgill, Tom Sammons, Arthur Preece and Henry Caudill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the John Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-18-1961

    
HALL, Elza
1896-1961
Elza Hall, 64, Retired Barber Dies January 6
Elza Hall, 64, resident of Meally and formerly a well-known barber of this city, died in a local hospital Friday afternoon, January 6, after an extended illness. The son of the late A. J. and Sarah Elizabeth Ramey Hall, he was born in this county June 4, 1896. Surviving are three brothers, Curtis Hall, Thelma; Charlie Hall, Meally; James Hall, Lancer; a half brother, John Hall, West Van Lear, and a half sister, Mrs. Laura Sammons, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, at the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with J. H. Short as officiating minister.  Graveside rites were conducted by the DAV.  Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery at Concord. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 11, 1961

    
HOWARD, Jarvie
1905-1961
JARVIE HOWARD, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN ARIZONA
Jarvie Howard, 55, died suddenly Wednesday, January 4, 1961, at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Joe and Phoebe Hall Howard and was born October 1905.  He left Johnson County eighteen years ago and had lived in Phoenix for the past two years, where he worked as a contract painter and mechanic. Surviving are two brothers, Orville Howard, Santa, California; Joe Howard with the U.S. Navy; one sister, Mrs. Betty Stidell, Santa Ana, California; three sisters, Mrs. Jeff Reed of this city; Mrs. G. B. Van Hoose and Mrs. Dockie Reed, both of Lucasville, Ohio; two brothers, Steve Howard, Sciotoville, O.; Delphia Howard, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, from the United Baptist Church in this city with Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Wheelersburg, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan. 11, 1961

    
HUFF, Mollie (Preston)
1876-1961
Mollie Huff Rites Held At Mouth Of Rush
Mrs. Mollie Huff, 54, lifelong resident of Nippa, died at 11:15 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland.  She had been ill for the past two years. The daughter of Isaac and Malina Price Preston, she was born in Nippa March 2, 1876. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death in 1950. Survivors include three sons, Frankie Huff, Dayton, Ohio; Harry Huff, Baldwin park, California; Elley Ray Huff with the U. S. Army in Tacoma, Washington; three daughters, Edna Castle Ceredo, Ohio; Ethel Castle, Wittensville, Eunice Crews, English, Indiana; one brother, Harry Preston, Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday from the Mouth of Rush Church with J. C. Scaggs, Catlettsburg, and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Huff Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald 11 January 1961

    
KEEN, Andy 1960-1961
Rites Thursday For 7-Month-Old Keen Infant
Andy Keen, 7-months-old son of Jimmie and Maxine Honeycutt Keen, Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, following a week's illness. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, Tim, Roger Lee, Terry and Danny Keen, all at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19, from the home of William Wells with Rev. S.C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN 25 1961

    
LACKEY, Willie
1904-1961
Willie Lackey Of Boons Camp Died January 17
Willie Lackey, 56, disabled miner of Boons Camp, died of cancer in a local hospital at 8:00 a.m., January 17, after an illness of two years. The son of William and Ida Ward Lackey, he was born on July 13, 1904, and had been a life-long resident of Boons Camp where he was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Mae Daniels Lackey, four sons, Willie Lackey, Jr., Tom Lackey, Charles Lackey and Danny Lackey all of Boons Camp; six daughters, Lorraine Lackey, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Cassie Ward, Geneva, Ohio;  Mrs. Carrel Austin, Chicago, Ill.;  Mrs. Marietta Preston, Hager Hill; Larlene Lackey and Barbara Lackey both of Boons Camp; two brothers, Hansford Lackey, Melvin, Ky., Ed Lackey, Boons Camp, Mrs. Lennie Hughes, Dehue, W. Va.; Mrs. Anna Porter, Logan, W. Va., Mrs. Bell Music, Boons Camp; Mrs. Mintia Branham, Jack Creek.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday from the Church of Christ at Meally with J. H. Short as officiating minister.  Burial was in the  family cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25, 1961

    
LOWE, Calista (Athington)
1961
Mrs. Colista Lowe, 88, died at her home at Lowmansville at 9:00 a.m., January 12, after an illness of six weeks.  The daughter of Andy Athingon, she was born at Lowmansville and had been a life long resident of that community.  Se was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Church and Lena Fannin both of Lowmansville; a brother, Allen Athington, also of Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, from the home with Flem Arrowood and F.B. Daniels as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan. 18, 1961

    
MCKENZIE, William
1894-1961
William McKenzie Veteran World War I Dies At Meally
William McKenzie, 66, died at his home at Meally at 1:20 Sunday, January 15, following  an illness of three years. The son of James and Paulina Mayhan McKenzie, he was born October 12, 1894, in this  county and had lived at Meally for the past fifteen years.  A veteran of World War I, he was  a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and worked as an electrician. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Litteral McKenzie; three sons, Edward McKenzie,  Tutor Key; Charles Paul McKenzie, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Ernest Ray McKenzie, Belleville,  Michigan; four daughters, Nellie Meade, Thealka; Sue Horn, Springfield, Ohio; Alice Jean  Stevens, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Carol McKenzie, Meally; three brothers, Charley McKenzie, East  Point; Harry McKenzie, Middlesboro; Ernest McKenzie, Utica, Michigan; two sisters, Ida  Meadows, Tutor Key; Anna Mann, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Third Street Baptist  Church, with Scott Castle, Hershel Short, and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial  was in the family cemetery at Meally.   Paintsville Herald Thursday Jan. 18, 1961

    
MELVIN, John Randell
1961
John Randell Melvin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Melvin of Boons Camp, died January 14, at 9:45. Surviving besides his parents are his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Add Melvin, King Addition, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Walters, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 16, at the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with O. I. William as the officiating minister. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Davis Branch. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1961

    
PATRICK, William "Will" J.
1961
William J. (Will) Patrick, 69, brother of Mrs. Boone Trimble of this county, was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after suffering a heart attack at his home on Winchester Avenue. Mr. Patrick was born Nov. 21, 1891, in Salyersville, a son of John H. Patrick and the late Minta Adkins Patrick, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Mr. Patrick is survived by his father, John H. Patrick of Salyersville, the wife, Julia Arnett Patrick, three sons, William Arden Patrick of Meadeville, Pa., and James and Charles Patrick, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Ted Kinner of Ashland; two brothers, Hudson Patrick, Salyersville and Walter Patrick of Lexington; four sisters, Miss Elizabeth Patrick and Mrs. Anna Patrick, both of Salyersville.  Mrs. George Easton, Owensboro and Mrs. Trimble, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 1961

    
PENIX, Seymore
1885-1961
Davisport Man, Dies in Louisa
Seymore Penix, 75, resident of Davisport, died in a Louisa hospital at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, following an illness of two weeks. The son of the late John and Haley Mollett Penix, he was born at Boons Camp April 29, 1885, and had lived at Davisport for forty-five years where he engaged in farming. Surving are his wife, Mrs. Kelly Mills Penix; five sons, John C. Penix, Mose L. Penix, Herbert Penix, William Penix and Jack Penix all of Akron, O., five daughters, Mrs. Velva Smith and Mrs. Estell Pack, both of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Haley Crum, Clifford; Mrs. Ella Hall, Davisport; Mrs. Genetta Wells, Van Lear; five sisters, Mrs. Effie Crum, Boons Camp; Mrs. Nola Cline, Chattaroy, W. Va; Mrs. Jessie Cline, Columbus, o., Mrs. Josie Pruitt, Dayton, O; Mrs. Carman Delong, Davisport. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the Trace Fork Church with Glenn and Flem Arrowood and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Penix Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB 1 1961

    
PRICE, Gary Cecil
1946-1961
Rites Friday For Gary Cecil Price 14-Year-Old
Gary Cecil Price, age 14, passed away at 1:00 p.m., January 11, in a local hospital after an illness of one year of a heart condition.  He was born September 19, 1946, in Pike County but was a resident of River, Ky., at the time of his death.  He was the son of Cecil Price and Gladys DeBoard Price. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, Stephen, Roger, Randy and Kenny all at home, and four sisters, Laura Mae, Vonda Lore, Naomi and June at home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, at the River United Baptist Church with Bud Wiley and Grover Fannin as officiating ministers.  Burial followed in the Price Cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1961

    
ROSE, Jesse Merida
1888-1961
Jesse M. Rose Rites Conducted Sunday At Louisa
Jesse Merida Rose, 72, of Keaton, Ky., a retired farmer and steamfitter, died at 2:20 a.m., January 27, in a Louisa hospital.  He suffered a stroke six days ago. Mr. Rose was born may 2, 1888, at Keaton, a son of the late Thomas C. (Bud) and Polly Gambill Rose. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida Ferguson Rose, to whom he had been married 52 years; a daughter, Mrs. Hobart Lester of Louisa; five sisters, Mrs. C. R. Lyon, Ashland; Mrs. Leo Skaggs and Mrs. Louzetta Skaggs of Martha; Mrs. William Mullins and Mrs. John Thompson of Keaton; two brothers, John and C. C. Roce of Keaton and one grandchild. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1 February 1961

    
SMALLWOOD, Phines A.
1910-1961
Smallwood Rites Conducted Today At W. Van Lear
Phines A. Smallwood, 50, disabled C. & O. Railway employee, died at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, in a local hospital.  He had been in ill health for the past five years. The son of L. J. and Rilda Farmer Smallwood, he was born April 5, 1910, in Pike County and had resided at East Point for the past year.  He was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Newsome Smallwood; three sons, Adam and James Smallwood, both of Columbus, Ohio; Donald Smallwood, Betsy, Layne; one daughter, Bethel M. Smallwood, East Point.  Also surviving are two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters.  Cecil Smallwood, Pikeville, Oler Smallwood, Muskegon, Michigan; Rufus Smallwood, Staffordsville; Lexie Bentley, Elsie Sloan, Melester Sloan, Maggie Mayhan all of Columbus, Ohio; Pluma Bentley, MacArthur, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear with John D. Music, Paris Music and John Crunt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Walter Jackson Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 January 1961

    
SPARKS, Jeff
1891-1961
Well-Known Thealka Man Dies Monday
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., today for Jeff Sparks, 69, retired miner and well-known resident of thealka, who died Monday, January 9, in a local hospital following an illness of four years. The son of the late Nelson and Clista Ward Sparks, he was born January 15, 1891, and had been a lifelong resident of the Thealka community.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura Castle Sparks whom he married December 6, 1919; two sons, Ray Sparks, Las Vegas, Nev.; Thomas Earl Sparks, Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Miss Faye Sparks, Louisville, and Miss Virginia Sparks at home. Services were conducted by Florida Lyons, Cully Sparks and Merida Wiley.  Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11 January 1961

      
SPEARS, Ida Mae (McFaddin)
1895-1961
Funeral services were held here at 10:30 Tuesday for Ida Mae Spears, 65, who died at 4:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. She was the widow of Marcus Spears, Sr., who passed away August 13, 1958. Mrs. Spears was born June 6, 1895, a daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Ann Slone McFaddin.  She was born in Johnson County and had resided at Van Lear for many years and was a resident of Collista at the time of her death. She was a member of a widely known Johnson County family, and had hundred of relatives in this area. Surviving are seven children, Ernest Spears, Dayton, Ohio, Raymond Spears, a teacher in the Paintsville schools, Paintsville; Marcus Spears, Jr., Colista; Charles Spears, Van Lear; Mrs. N. T. Anderson, and Mrs. R. D. Yates, both of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Miss Emogene Spears of Collista. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Mary Hicks, Birmingham, Alabama, Mrs. Alka Justice, Taylorsville, W. Va., Mrs. Rose Ann Miller, Paintsville and Mrs. Nan Selvage of Ohio. Funeral services were held in the parlor of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. Claude Preston.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartette. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery of Paintsville. Pallbearers were Crate Spears, Frank Spears, Orville Kestner, Joe Kestner, Bearle Conley, and Guy Conley. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1 February 1961

   
SPURLOCK, Mary Lee (Burnett)
1904-1961
Carcinoma Fatal To Native Of County
Mrs. Cecil Spurlock, 57, the former Miss Mary Lee Burnett of East Point, died January 16 at her home in Uhrichsville, O., of carcinoma.  She had been ill three years. Born in East Point, Jan. 10, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Crider Burnett.  She had been a resident of the Uhrichsville community since 1927. Her husband, Cecil Spurlock, died Nov. 7, 1957. Surviving besides her mother are one daughter, Mrs. David King of Uhrichsville; a son, F. M. Spurlock of Lancaster, O., a sister, Mrs. Russell Long, and a brother, Frank Burnett, both of Uhrichsville and two grandchildren. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Uhrichsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 February 1961

   
STAMBAUGH, Emma (Daniels)
1889-1961
EMMA STAMBAUGH RESIDENT OF CHARLEY PASSES SUNDAY
Mrs. Emma Stambaugh, 70, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, January 22, at the home of her sister, Mrs. J.N. Stambaugh, Euclid Avenue, after an illness of three and one-half years. The daughter of the late Taylor and Fannie Caudill Daniels, she was born in the county April 4,1889, and had made her home at Charley for fifty-one years. She is survived by her husband, H.H. Stambaugh. Also surviving besides her husband  and sister are two brothers, Willie Daniles, Charley Ky., and E.L. Daniels, Ironton O., and several neices and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, from the home at Charley with Rev. John Pommert as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Charley. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-25-1961

   
TACKETT, Ted
1896-1961
Ted Tackett, Native Of County, Dies In Ohio
Funeral services for Ted Tackett were held last Thursday at Carey, Ohio, from the Stony Ridge United Baptist Church.  Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery. Mr. Tackett, a farmer and Swan Rubber Company employee, died at 1:30 a.m., January 2, in Wyandott Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since suffering a severe heart attack two weeks earlier. A native of Johnson County, he was born January 3, 1896,, a son of Moses and Macy Susan Shaffer Tackett.  He moved to Carey thirteen years ago. He was married April 1, 1916, to the former Eva Horne of Staffordsville, who survives. Also surviving are six children, Mrs. Ransom Hackworth, William E. Tackett, and Loranza Tackett of Carey, Ohio; Kenneth and Thomas of Vanlus, Ohio; Walter Tackett, Shelby, Ohio.  Also surviving are thirty-one grandchildren, five great- grandchildren; three brothers, Paris, Harry and Wayne Tackett, all of Staffordsville; three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Wilson, Staffordsville; Mrs. Mayme Dyer, Ashland; Mrs. Maude McKenzie, Dayton, Ohio. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11 January 1961

   
VANHOOSE, Arascus
1889-1961
Van Hoose Rites Held Sunday At Mouth Of Rush
Arascus Van Hoose, 72, retired miner of thealka, died suddenly at his home at 9:00 a.m., Friday, January 13. The son of Marion and Emma Dixon Van Hoose, he was born September 1, 1889, at Tutor Key and had resided in that vicinity all of his life.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was married at Tutor Key October 26, 1908, to Virgie Stapleton, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Clarence, Earl, and Carl Thomas Van Hoose, all of Tutor Key; Marion Van Hoose; Twilight, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Meade of this city; Mrs. Carl Haney, Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Elro Van Hoose, Nippa; Mrs. Madge Stapleton, of this city; Mrs. Herbie Burchett, Stambaugh.  Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 15, from the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with C. C. Hall and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial [[[[[[[Omitted]]]]]]] Paintsville Herald Wednesday 18 Jan 1961

 
VAUGHAN, Ben H.
1889-1961
Services Tuesday For Well-Known Official
Ben H. Vaughan, 71, well known attorney and Master Commissioner of the Johnson County Circuit Court, died suddenly of a heart attack at noon Saturday.  The fatal seizure occurred in his office at the courthouse, and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital. Mr. Vaughan was the son of the late William H. and Elizabeth Allen Vaughan, member of prominent families of the section.  He was born in Paintsville January 26, 1889, and had been a lifelong resident of the city. He obtained his early education in the public schools here and was graduated from the Sandy Valley Seminary.  After completing his legal training and receiving his degree from the University of Louisville Law School, he returned to Paintsville to become associated with his father in the law firm of Vaughan and Howes, one of the valley's outstanding legal firms. He early manifested an interest in politics and was active in city and county affairs, serving as City Attorney and county treasure.  At the time of his death he was acting Master Commissioner and County Judge pro-tem. An able lawyer having a keen intellect and sense of humor, his genial warmth and friendly personality contributed to the high esteem and public favor with which he was regarded.  A county official closely associated with Mr. Vaughan for many years is quoted as saying " Ben Vaughan wanted to be right about everything he undertook. He was serious minded and honest public servant and the county will miss his valuable service." Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esther Price Vaughan, whom he married in Catlettsburg November 5, 1914; two sons, Joseph F. Vaughan, Silver Springs, Md., William J. Vaughan, Korea; one daughter, Miss Mary Louise Vaughan, Washington. D.C.; one sister Mrs. Sally Pace, Rock Island, Washington; two brothers, Carl Vaughan Martin of this city, and Hobert Vaughan Martin, Frankfort. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday January 17, 1961, from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. W. Hugh Smith Pastor of First Methodist Church officiating. Pallbearers were members of the Johnson County Bar Association; burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.18 1961

 
WILLIAMS, Martha (DeBoard)
1875-1961
Martha Williams Of Williamsport Dies January 6
Mrs. Martha Jane Williams, 85, resident of Williamsport, died at her home at 7:15 a.m., January 6, after an illness of seven years. The daughter of the late Farmer and Fannie Borders Deboard, she was born at Uylsses May 8, 1875, and had been a resident of Williamsport for the past sixty years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, James M. Williams, preceded her in death January 6, 1953. Surviving are four sons, Buster and James Williams, Jr., both of Williamsport; Walter Williams, Hager Hill; Everett Williams, Wayland; five daughters, Mrs. Ollie Butcher, Mrs. May Rose, and Mrs. Maggie Mollett, all of Williamsport; Mrs. Ruth Preston, Hamilton, Ohio; Mrs. Juanita Letner, Vandalia, Ohio; a brother, F. B. Deboard, and a sister Lydia Chandler, both of Lowmansville.  Also surviving are fifty-six grandchildren, eighty-three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, January 8, with Claude Preston and Mack Provence as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 1961




FEBRUARY - 1961

AKERS, Joseph, Jr.
1955-1961
Services Monday for 6-year-old
Joseph Akers, Jr. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00a.m. Monday at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church for 6-year-old Joseph Akers, Jr. who died in a local hospital at 12:15 p.m., February 17, after a two-days illness. The son of Joseph and Goldie Smith Akers, he was born at Sitka January 30, 1955. Survivors include besides the parents, three half-brothers, Johnny, Daniel and Miles Bowens, all of Sitka, and three half-sisters, Opal, Irene and Gladys Bowens, also of Sitka. Services were conducted by C. C. Hall and Bill Tackett.  Burial was made in the Akers Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 22, 1961

    
CONLEY, Genoa
1877-1961
Mrs. Genoa Conley, 83, native of this county, died at her home in Catlettsburg Sunday, February 5. The daughter of the late James H. and Ellen Rice Conley, she was born December 22, 1877, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Otis Griffith, Catlettsburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Elmer Conley of this city; two brothers, Frank J. and Fonzo Conley both of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Turner and Mrs. Gertrude Trimble both of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, from the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8 February 1961

    
CONLEY, Herbert
1961
Herbert L. Conley, 72, native of Johnson County, died February 5 in the Veterans’ Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio, following an illness of thirty years.  He was a brother of Mrs. Grover Crider of this city.  The son of the late Rev. and Mrs. H.B. Conley, he was born in the Jennies Creek section of the county.  He was a veteran of World War I and prior to his service in the army was employed as a civil engineer. Survivors besides his sister include his wife, Mrs. Jessie Atwood Conley, Huntington, W.Va.; another sister, Mrs. H.C. McCann, Lawshe, Ohio.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday and burial was in Arlington National Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 15, 1961

    
DAVIS, Paul Douglas
1948-1961
A 12-year-old Staffordsville youth was fatally injured in a freak accident near his  home Sunday afternoon.  Paul Douglas Davis died en route to a local hospital after a large  boulder toppled and crushed him as he was leading a goat down a hillside. His younger brothers who had accompanied him, reported to their parents that the boy  had been injured.  Until the blood-stained rock was discovered at the foot of the hill, it was  thought that he had fallen over a precipice. He died of a skull fracture but had sustained other injuries. He was born March 28, 1948, a son of Paul Ellis Davis and Myrtle Pack Mays. Surviving besides his parents are one brother, Lonnie Roger Davis, at home; one  half-brother, Larry Dean Davis, and three step-brothers, Dexter, Kenneth and Clarence Terry,  all at home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of God at  Staffordsville by Rev. Woodrow Frisby. Burial was in Old Hood Church Cemetery at Davisville. Note: This cemetery is also known as the Marvin Sparks Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 15, 1961

    
HANEY, John Boyd
1883-1961
John Boyd Haney, 77, well known resident of this city, died Monday, February 6 1961 at his home on Vine Street following an extended illness. The son of the late Thomas and Emma Turner Haney, he was born March 6 1883, in Magoffin County and had made his home in Paintsville for the past fifty seven years. He was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mary Hayes Haney, preceded him in death December 9 1958. Surviving are two sons, Orville And Archie Haney both of this city; a srepson, Abel Clay, Baltimore, Md.; four brothers, Fred, Dorsie, and Rile Haney, Alger, Ohio; Leroy Haney, Kenton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Baughman, Kenton, Ohio; Mrs. Belle Stacey, Cincinniati, Ohio; Mrs. Maggie Burchett, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Town Cemetery.

    
LEMASTER, Clarence Lester
1921-1961
Clarence Lester Lemaster, 39, resident of Collista, died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., at 3:30 p.m., February 23, following an illness of four months. The son of Roscoe and Clara Robinson Lemaster, Hager Hill, he was born September 14, 1921, at Chandlerville and had lived at Collista for the past six years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lora Alice O’Bryan Lemaster; a son, Clarence Lester Lemaster, Collista; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Ealey and Mrs. Thelma Picklesimer both of Hager Hill; Mrs. Elsie Spears, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church, with Willie Murray and Harlan Montgomery as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Nelson O’Bryan, Donald O’Bryan, Kenneth Daniels, J. W. Daniels, James Saylor, Doug Ealey and Oliva Ealey. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1 March 1961

    
MCFADDIN, Ross
1885-1961
Ross McFaddin, 75, well known resident and retired plumber of this city, died Sunday morning, February 5 1961, at his home, Wood Street, after an extended illness. The son of the late John H. and Florence Morton McFaddin, he was born in this county July 2 1885, and had lived here all of his life. He was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Monnie McCarty McFaddin; two sons, Russell and Ross McFaddin, Jr., both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. R.G.Ward, River; Mrs. Dallas VanHoose, of this city; Mrs. Jack Hirst, Springfield, Va.; one brother, Claude McFaddin, Tomahawk. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.

    
MCKENZIE, Burns
1888-1961
Burns McKenzie, 72, died at 4:40 a.m., Monday, February 6, at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Arnie Murray, Meally, of a stroke following an illness of 18 years.   The son of John T. and Julia Witten McKenzie, he was born May 29, 1888,  at Staffordsville and had lived at Meally for the last four years.  He was a member of the  United Baptist Church. His first wife, Alice Fairchilds McKenzie, preceded him in death November 11, 1924.   His second wife, Sybil Taylor McKenzie, died April 13, 1957. Surviving besides his daughter are four sons, Clyde McKenzie, Sitka; Arnold McKenzie,  Adena, Ohio; Guy and Delbert McKenzie, both of Circleville, Ohio; a brother, Jim McKenzie,  Wittensville; four sisters, Mrs. Isaac McFaddin and Mrs. Ludia Williams, both of this city;  Mrs. Virgie Ramey and Mrs. R. B. Gibbs both of Marengo, Ohio.  Also surviving are twelve  grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., today at the Buffalo United Baptist  Church at Meally with Lonza Reed and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the  family cemetery at Staffordsville.   Paintsville Herald Thursday February 8, 1961

    
MOLLETT, Wonnie
1961
Wonnie Mollett, 2 month old daughter of Donald and Margaret Hensley Mollett, died at her home in this city Thursday, February 9, after an illness of two days.  Surviving besides her parents are two brothers, Ray and James Edward Mollett, both at home. Graveside services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday and burial was in the family cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 15, 1961

    
PRESTON, William Clarence
1912-1961
William Clarence Preston, 48, passed away on February 5, 1961, after a short illness. The son of Henry and the late Stella Dawson Preston, he was born May 18, 1912 at Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.  He had resided in this county all his life.  On January 12, 1961, he confessed that he had accepted Jesus as his Savior and several times remarked, “All was well.” On April 1, 1933, he married Beatrice Jarrell, who preceded him in death on December 26, 1953.  To this union were born Shirley Ann Burns, Toledo, O.; Phyllis Blanton, Paintsville, Kentucky; Donna and Carol, at home; and Gary Lee, U. S. Army, Frankfurt, Germany. On December 17, 1955, he married Gladys Burke Patrick, who survives along with three stepchildren:  Marianna Patrick Wells, Wittensville, Kentucky; Sharon and Michael Patrick, at home. He is survived by two sisters:  Mrs. Lona Mellon and Mrs. Irene Hugh, both of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; five brothers, Homer, Toledo, Ohio; Forrest, Bluefield, West Virginia; Henry, Jr., Chicago, Illinois; James Cecil, Huntington, West Virginia; and Roosevelt, Oil Springs, Kentucky; and four grandchildren.  Two stepsisters and four stepbrothers and a host of relatives and friends mourn his passing. As the Psalmist has said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me,” Clarence proved these words to be true in the end of his life.  He suffered terribly and fought the battle without fear, knowing he was not alone. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 15 February 1961

   
PRICE, Flossie (Spradlin)
1888-1961
Flossie Price Dies Friday In Huntington W. Van Lear Woman Victim of Heart Attack Flossie Price, 72, widely known West Van Lear woman, died unexpectedly Friday evening in a Huntington Hospital of a heart attack shortly after being admitted. She was taken to Huntington Friday by her son, Deward Price, where it was decided that she remain for treatment.  She died at 6:22 p.m., about twenty minutes after Mr. Price had departed for his home. She was a member of a pioneer family of Johnson County, and had spent the early part of her life at East Point, later moving to the West Van Lear vicinity.  She was born July 18, 1888, the only child of the late B. L. (Len) and Josephine Preston Spradlin.  She was married to Everett T. Price, who died in 1910. She was a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ, and was one of the county’s most devout and respected women.  She leaves many friends and relatives in this section. Surviving besides her son are two granddaughters, Mrs. Thomas Hummer, and Miss Rosemary Price, West Van Lear, also one grandson, Joel Thomas Hummer. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, at the West Van Lear Church of Christ by the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt.  Pallbearers were deacons of the church. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1961

   
PRICE, Green
1888-1961
Green Price, 72, retired miner and farmer of Thelma, died at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, in the Veterans’ Hospital in Brecksville, Ohio, after a year’s illness. The son of the late Henry and Sarah Ward Price, he was born June 5, 1888, at Thelma and had been a lifelong member of that community.  He was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Agnes Gertrude Fannin Price, preceded him in death April 25, 1960. Surviving are three sons, Cam Price, Amarillo, Tex.; Carl and Clifford Price, both of Thelma; three daughters, Mrs. Neva Lee Franklin, King Addition, Paintsville; Mrs. Eula Castle and Mrs. Essa Jean Fraley, both of Thelma; one sister, Mrs. Addie Butcher, Williamsport. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Primitive Baptist Church at Thelma.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 1961

    
RATLIFF, Sam
1880-1961
Sam Ratliff, 80, retired farmer of White House, died at his home at 5:00 am , Thursday, February 23, 1961 of a heart attack. The son of the late William and Rebecca Green Ratlliff, he was born April 27 1880, at Barnetts Creek,Johnson Co Ky and had lived at White House for the past fifty three years. He was a minister of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Dessie Cline Ratliff; three sons, Norman Ratliff, Ragland W. Va., Gilbert Ratliff of White house,Sam Ratliff Jr., of Ragland, Va., four daughters, Mrs Estill Blessing, of White House, Mrs Juanita Adams, of Russell, Mrs Lou Ellen Branham of West Van Lear, Mrs Betty Jo Johnson of Holden, W. Va., a brother, Alfred Ratliff of Hager Hill,Johnson Co Ky., a sister, Alice Ratliff,of Hudson Michigan,. Also Surviving are twenty six grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 am Saturday from the home with Nim Strugill as officiating minister. Burial was in the Family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald March 1 1961

    
ROBINSON, Sherd
1881-1961
Sherd Robinson Of East Point Dies February 7
Thomas Sheridan Robinson, 79, resident of East Point, died in a local hospital at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, after an illness of three weeks. The son of Jeff and Pauline Picklesimer Robinson, he was born March 14, 1881, and had been a lifelong resident of East Point, where he engaged in farming. His wife preceded him in death thirteen years ago. Surviving are three sons, Claude and Marvin Robinson, both of East Point; Frank Robinson, Nippa; one daughters, Ruth Litteral, Nippa; one sister, Minnie Conley, Louisville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday from the Whittaker Church with Moses Kitchen and Ray Wyatt as officiating minister. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 15 February 1961

   
SCAGGS, Ardath (Dutton)
1904-1961
Ardath Scaggs, Former Resident, Dies In Ohio
Ardath Scaggs Hill, 56, formerly of Chestnut, died in The Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, O., at 7:55 a.m., February 27, following a stroke. The daughter of the late Curt Scaggs and Mary Scaggs Dutton, she was born March 23, 1904, at Chestnut and had lived at Gallipolis for many year. Formerly married to the late Emmet Akers and Shade Hill, she is survived by two sons, Emmet Akers, Jr., and Leroy Hill, five daughters, Connie Sue, Eleanor, Marcella, Rosemary, and Mozella Hill, one step-daughter, Iva, three stepsons, Nevil, Paul, and James Hill, all of Ohio; stepfather, James Dutton of Chestnut; six brothers, Duron Scaggs, Earl and Denver Dutton of Chestnut; Rev. Selsus Dutton of West Virginia; Shade, and Hubert Dutton of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Mollett of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Vivian Capparella of Baltimore, Maryland. Funeral services were conducted from Miller’s Funeral Home, March 1, with Rev. George Smith and Rev. Alfred Holley, officiating. Interment was in the Centenary Cemetery at Gallipolis. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 15 March 1961

   
SMITH, Cathy S.
1960-1961
Cathy Sue Smith Rites Wednesday At Boons Camp
Cathy Sue Smith, 9-months-old daughter of Ida Marie Smith of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 9:20 p.m., Saturday, February 11, of pneumonia following an illness of two days. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Walter Simson and Ruel Fraley as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Boons Camp singers.  Burial was in the Lewis Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 February 1961

   
SPENCER, Laura (Ratliff)
1900-1961
Laura Spencer Dies February 7 In Covington
Mrs. Laurs Spencer, 60, died February 7 in the Booth Memorial Hospital in Covington of a heart condition following an illness of two and one-half months. The daughter of Jim and Slia Ratliff., she was born at Denver May 26, 1900, and had made her home in Covington for the past twenty years. Her husband, Tobe Spencer preceded her in death June 17, 1939. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. June Lucas, Covington; Mrs. Flora Music, Martin, Ky.; and brother, Paris Ratliff, Chillicothe, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with C. C. Hall and Earl Ratliff as officiating ministers. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial was in the Huff Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 15,1961

   
SWOPE, Mrs Edgar (Lykins)
1961 1961
Former Oil Springs Woman Dies In Ohio
Mrs. Edgar Swope, 37, of Bethel, Ohio, former resident of Oil Springs, died Monday, February 27, after a two-month illness with cancer. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsie Lykins, formerly of Oil Springs. Mrs. Swope has a great many friends in this county who will regret to learn of her passing. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, one son, Charles, and one daughter, Judy. Funeral services were held Thursday at Bethel. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 8, 1961

   
WARD, Josie (Hampton)
1889-1961
Josie Ward, Local Resident, Dies Thursday
Mrs. Josie Ward, 71, resident of this city died in a local hospital at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 9, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late John and Jane Bryant Hampton, she was born in this county June 11, 1889, and had lived in this city practically all her life. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Daughters of America. Her husband, Leonard Ward, preceded her in death February 11, 1950. She is survived by a sister, Angie Taylor, of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston, officiating minister, assisted by the Daughters of America. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the town cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-15-1961

   
YOUNG, Mount
1909-1961
Mount Young, 61, resident of Tutor Key, died at 3:22 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, in a local hospital following an illness of five weeks. The son of the late Bill and Florence Heffner Young, he was born at Offutt March 28, 1909, and had lived at Tutor Key for twenty-two years, where he worked as a miner. His wife, Ada Church Young, preceded him in death December 13, 1957. Surviving are three sons, Albert, Danny and William Young all of Tutor Key; two brothers Arnold Young, Thealka; Frank Young, Lowmansville; three sisters, Beulah Bowens and Gladys Mollett both of Lowmansville; Inez Daniels, Huntington, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Scott Castle as officiating minister, Music was by the Thealka Quartet. Burial was in the Church Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 15, 1961




MARCH - 1961

CASSADY, Lucretia
1961
Lucretia Cassady, 79, Dies In Asheville
Miss Lucretia Cassady, 79, died March 7 in an Asheville, N. C., nursing home after a long illness.  A native of Inez, and a cousin of Mrs. M. C. Kirk, she is well-known in this city.  Miss Cassady had operated a tourist home in Asheville for some 20 years.  She had resided in Asheville since 1930.  She was past president of the Woman's Society for Christian Service of Trinity Methodist Church. She was president of the W.S.C.S. at Haywood Street Methodist Church from 1940 to 1943 and at the time of her death was a member of the Abernathy Bible Class of Trinity Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Maxie Pack of Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. Gladys Firth of Martinsville, Va.; a brother, William Cassady of West Van Lear, and several nieces and nephews. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 15, 1961

   
COLLINS, Susie (Baldridge)
1875-1961
Susie Collins Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack
Mrs. Susie Baldridge Collins, 85, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home at Denver at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, March 20. The daughter of Charles and Annie Morris Baldridge, she was born in Knott County, November 13, 1875, and had lived at Denver most of her life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Polk Collins, preceded her in death in 1955. Surviving are a son, Curtis Collins, Portsmouth, Ohio; two daughters, Letha Fairchild, Riceville; Nannie Spradlin, Bonanza. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, with Millard O’Brien, Hammie May and Frank Caudill as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 March 1961

   
CONLEY, Bessie (Salyers) Trimble
1893-1961
Bessie Trimble Rites To Be Held At Oil Springs
Mrs. Bessie Trimble Conley, 68, resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, after an illness of thirteen years. The daughter of Ben and Celista Yates Salyers, she was born at Falcon July 31, 1893, and had lived at Oil Springs most of her life.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was married October 1921 to Millard “Dude” Conley, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gail Trimble, Livermore, Ky.; Clois Trimble, Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Sparks, Pittsburg, Pa. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 March 1961

   
CUNNINGHAM, Sam "Jack"
1902-1961
Sam Cunningham, Johnson County Native,Passess In Ohio
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m.Saturday at the Emrick Funeral home for Sam (Jack) Cunningham,59, a former Portsmouth resident who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at residence in Columbus,Ohio. Born January 22,1902 at Riceville, Ky.,he was a son of Samuel and Maude May Cunningham. Surviving are his wife,Wanda; two brothers, Raleigh of Portsmouth and Robert of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Mr.Cunningham was preceded in death by his parents,two brothers and a sister. He had lived at Columbus for six years and had been employed by the Joyce Shoe Co., in that city. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park. Paintsvville Hearld Wednesday March 15,1961 

   
FITCH, Alice (Stepp)
1886-1961
Alice Fitch, Local Resident, Dies Thursday
Mrs. Alice Fitch, 74, well-known resident of this city, died of cancer in a local hospital at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 2, following an extended illness. The daughter of Joseph and Eliza Burchett Stepp, she was born at Richardson March 10, 1886. She had lived in Paintsville for the past thirty-nine years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William E. Fitch, whom she married April 27, 1910, at Patrick, Ky., a son, Kenneth Earl Fitch, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Frye, Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Cully Sparks, F.F. Rigsby and Merida Wiley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-8-1961

   
HILL, Ernest
1918-1961
Ernest Hill, 42, a resident of Boons Camp, died March 3, in Central State Hospital, Lakeland, about 8:34 a.m. Friday after an 18 month illness. He was born in Martin County December 14, 1918, a son of Robert and Lizzie Crum Hill. He was a miner by occupation.  Surviving are his mother, three brothers, Elias Mollett, Jack Bowens, Louisa, Ky., Eugene Bowens, Isonville, Ky., and two sisters, Catherine Wells, Van Lear, and Louvisa Reed, Boons Camp. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the residence of Boons Camp with Nim Sutrgill, Jim Priest and Everett Crum officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY MARCH 8, 1961

   
HORN, Sally G.
1961
Heart Attack Fatal To Sally G. Horn
Mrs. Sally G. Horn, 66, died at the Prestonsburg General Hospital March 27, following a heart attack. She was the wife of James L. (Jim Buck) Horn who survives. Other survivors include one son, Stewart Horn, East Point and two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Church of God Tuesday with the Rev. Moses Kitchen and Rev. Roy Wyant in charge. Burial was in the Ford Gap Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-5-1961

   
MEEK, Clint
1878-1961
Clint Meek Rites Monday at Williamsport
Clint Meek, 82, died at 2:30 a.m., March 18, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dixie Muncy, West Van Lear, after an illness of five days. The son of the late Bart and Julinia Penix Meek, he was born August 23. 1878, at Boons Camp.  Prior to his retirement, he engaged in farming and had made his home at West Van Lear for the past two years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Lyda Meek, preceded him in death March 8, 1945.  Surviving are two sons, Shady Meek, Dundas, Ohio; Aaron Meek, Berrian Center, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Muncy and Miss Norma Meek , both of West Van Lear; two sisters, Mrs. John Penix and Mrs. Jim Penix, both of Williamsport.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday March 20, from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Mitchel Grim, John Crum and Winfrey Meek as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 22, 1961

   
OSBORN, James Elmo
1909-1961
James Elmo Osborn, 51, died Wednesday evening in King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland following a four-month illness with cancer. He is the son of Mrs. Alice Delong Osborn of East Point, and of John Osborn, Prestonsburg.  He was born July 27, 1909 in Greenup County, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He had been employed by the Massman Construction Co. and was engaged in work at the Greenup Dam. In addition to the parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Akers Osborn; a daughter, at home; two brothers, Frank Osborn of Paintsville and Walter Osborn of Lucasville, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. John Music of Ashland, Mrs. Highland Nelson of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. John George of East Point. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the Church of Christ in Ashland. Burial was in Kirby Flat Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 1961

   
PARKER, Billie Ray
1961
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon for Billie Ray Parker, 10 years old, of Martha, who drowned Saturday in Upper Laurel Creek.  The services were held by the Rev. Gallie Isaac in Old Hood Baptist Church. He was a son of Drew and Betty Jo Ferguson Parker, and was a student at Flat Top School. A neighbor assisting the parents in searching for the boy found the body in the small stream.  The youth apparently drowned about noon, L. B. Young, Lawrence County deputy coroner said. Burial was in the Sloan Cemetery at Blaine. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 1961

   
PHELPS, Lon C.
1884-1961
Lon C. Phelps, 76, well-known resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, after a three weeks’ illness. The son of the late Thomas and Trinvella Webb Phelps, he was born in this county October 23, 1884, and had lived at Meally most of his life where he worked as a miner prior to his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Maude Stanley Phelps; five sons, Francis Phelps, Martin; Bill Phelps, Inez; Edwin and Douglas Phelps, Meally; Paul Phelps, U. S. Army, Korea; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Miller, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Emma Les Ward, Ypsilanti, Michigan; four brothers, Kent, Sam and Bruce Phelps, Van Lear; John Phelps, Meally; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Phelphrey, Nellis, W. Va.; Mrs. Anna Hall, Lancer; Mrs. Frankie Short, Van Lear. Funeral arrangements are incomplete according to the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 29 March 1961

   
PRICE, Brooksie
1961
The body of 12-year-old Brooksie Price, who drowned March 13 in the Big Sandy River near his home at Offutt, was recovered yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:15 near White House, about two miles downstream from the point where the youth fell into the swollen waters. Coroner Jim Trimble said two White House residents, Junior Dutton and Paul Wiley, were walking along the railroad tracks near the side of the river when they spotted the youth’s legs hanging in a tree, his body partly submerged. The recovery climaxed one of the most intensive searches in recent times.  Before calling off the search, officials from the Paintsville-Johnson County Rescue Squad had summoned help from Floyd and Pike Counties and the Kentucky Division of Boating had sent its special crew to the scene. Search for the youth, Johnson County’s first downing victim of the year, was postponed because rains had swollen the stream.  The boy had apparently been caught by the branches of the tree in which he was found and receeding water had partially exposed him. Funeral services for the youth will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Offutt schoolhouse.  Rev. M. R. Thomason will officiate and burial will follow in the family cemetery at Offutt. He is survived by his mother Minnie Kirk Ward, his step-father, Earl Ward, and five half sisters.  They are Verasina Ward, Mary Margaret Kirk, Ronda Lee Kirk, Sarah Jane Ward, and Diana Rose Ward. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5 April 1961

   
REED, Jimmie
1894-1961
Jimmie Reed Of Tomahawk Dies March 21
Jimmie Reed, 65, resident of Tomahawk, died in a local hospital Monday, March 21, after an illness of six months. The son of the late James and Josephine Fraley Reed, he was born June 22, 1894, in Floyd County and had resided at Tomahawk for the past thirty-one years, where he was employed as a miner. He was a member of the Frewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Manda Osbourne Reed; one son, Osley Reed, Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Dorayne Davis, East Point; two brothers, Bud Reed, East Point; Willie Reed, Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Ella Lockaed, Pikeville; Sara Shell, Hellier. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, from the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church with Fred Rowland, Mack Provence and Melvin Sisco as officiating ministers. Music was by the Mills Quartet. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Tomahawk. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 30, 1960

   
SKAGGS, Carrie (Osborne)
1885-1961
Mrs. Carrie Skaggs, 81, resident of Cordell, died in a local hospital at 8:10 a.m., March 1, after an illness of two weeks. The daughter of the late John and Victoria Williams Osborne, she was born in this county September 11, 1885, and had made her home at Cordell for the last eight years.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was married December 28, 1900 to Cornelius Skaggs, who survives.  Other survivors include five sons, John M., Mitchell and Harrison Skaggs, all of Cordell; Calvin Skaggs, Wilbur, Homer Skaggs, Louisville; four daughters, Mrs. Lexie Skaggs, Red Bush; Mrs. Dessie Mullins, Wilbur; Miss Esta Skaggs, Ashland' Mrs. Dixie Smith, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Harrison Osborne, Flat Gap; two sisters, Elva Fyffe, Keaton; Ambia Kenton, West Liberty.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday from the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Homer Evans and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Gilliam Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 8, 1961

   
SMITH, John
1893-1961
John Smith, 68, retired miner of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 7:10 p.m., March 21, 1961, following a stroke after an illness of eight days. The son of John and Mary Cantrell Smith, he was born at West Liberty December 25, 1893, and had lived at Boons Camp for the past twenty Years.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Patrick Smith, whom he married December 22, 1911, at Inez; two sons, Bill and Kenny Smith, Boons Camp; seven daughters, Goldia Akers, Estelle Stanford and Myrtle Wright, all of Sitka; Rachel Webb, Van Lear; Ruth Fairchild, Washington, D.C.; Betty Smith and Ida Smith of Boons Camp; a sister, Hattie Howard, Portsmouth, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, from the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Wil [[INCOMPLETE OBITUARY]]] PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 29, 1961

   
SPARKS, Powell
1887-1961
Powell Sparks Of Flat Gap Dies Thursday
Powell Sparks, 72, Flat Gap farmer, died in a local hospital at 12:10 p.m., Thursday, March 16, following an illness of six days. The son of the late Bill and Martha Salyers Sparks, he was born in this county February 29, 1887, and had been a lifelong resident of Flat Gap. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Murray Sparks; three sons, Selcie Sparks, Marengo, Ohio; Hollie and Richard Sparks, both of Flat Gap; five daughters, Mrs. Gustie Sparks and Mrs. Ival McKenzie both of Flat Gap; Mrs. Inis Ross, Mrs. Geneva Chapman, and Mrs. Flora Davis all of Sunbury, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the home with Harry Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Sparks Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 March 1961

   
WARD, Exer (Baldridge)
1888-1961
Mrs. Exer Ward, 72, resident of Williamsport, died in a local hospital at 3:45 a.m., Sunday, March 12, after an illness of one year. The daughter of A. J. and Nancy Hite Baldridge, she was born August 9, 1888, at River and had lived at Williamsport for the past sixty-three years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Elias Ward, preceded her in death November 10, 1960. Surviving are a son, Guy Ward, Louisa; two daughters, Mrs. Forrest Mollett of this city; Mrs. Earl Boyd, Mansfield, O. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday from the old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Winfrey Meek, Nim Sturgill and Earl Muncy as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-15-1961

   
WEBB, Murtie (Bailey)
1893-1961
Mrs. Murtie Webb, 68, resident of Denver, died in a local hospital at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 9, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Dewey and Nan Adams Bailey, she was born in Magoffin County February 18, 1893.  She had made her home at Denver for the past twenty-five years and prior to that time had resided at Auxier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Webb. Surviving are a son, Jim Bailey; six stepsons, Ollie Webb, Corbin, W.Va.; Elmer Webb, Paintsville; Pearl Lee Webb, Marshall, Ohio; Edward Webb, Ada, Ohio; Willie Webb, Dayton, Ohio;  Glenn Webb, St. Louis, Mo; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Myrtle Blair and Mrs. Mary Blair, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Edna Mae Wells, Van Lear; a niece, Mrs. Edna Johnson, Hager Hill, and a nephew, Bob Bailey, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12, from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 15, 1961




APRIL - 1961
   
ARMS, Mary A.(Conley)
1889-1961
Mrs. Mary Alice Arms, 72, died at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allie Adkins, Van Lear, of a heart condition from which she had suffered for the past six years. The daughter of the late Burns and Rebecca Preston Conley, she was born at Hager Hill April 1, 1889, and had lived at Van Lear for the past six years. Her husband, Dan Arms, preceded her in death October 1, 1942. Other survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Nettie Skidmore, Thealka; a stepson, Herschel Arms of this city; two brothers, Irvin Conley, Van Lear; Smith Conley, Water Gap; a sister, Margaret Kestner, Camargo, Ill.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday from the home of her daughter at Van Lear with Arthur Ramey and Cline Salyer as officating ministers. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 1961

    
ARNETT, Dorothy (Watkins)
1905-1961
Mrs. Dorothy Arnett, 54, well known resident of this city, died at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, April 27, in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks following a heart attack.  She was the wife of Kash Arnett, Standard Oil Distributor in this area. Mrs. Arnett was born in this county June 30, 1905, the daughter of the late Henry and Cynthia Riggs Watkins, and had lived most of her life in this city.  She was a member of the Licking River Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Vera Arnett Montgomery, Chelsea, Michigan; Mrs. Beatrice Arnett Conley and Mrs. Barbara Arnett Baker, both of this city, one son, Dr. E. G. Arnett, Berea; three brothers, Bert Wakins, Worth Watkins and Marvin Watkins, all of Huntington W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Lenore Salyers, Salyersville and Mrs. Mattie Rice, Staffordsville.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2: p.m., Saturday, April 29, from the Licking River Baptist Church at Sublett with Rev. Raymond Abbott and Rev. Glen Edwards as officiating ministers. Music was by the Licking River Baptist Church choir. Active pallbearers were Harold Arnett, Fallen Salyer, Alvin Arnett, Cefford Stepp, Clyde Salyer and Callaway Montgomery.  Honorary pallbearers were Sammie Salyers, Dexter Patton, Shafter Arnett, Paul Hudson Salyer and Clinton Arnett. Burial was in the Arnett Cemetrey at Sublett. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 1961

    
AUXIER, Stella (Robinson)
1899-1961
Death Calls Stella Auxier Of East Point
Wife Of John B. Auxier Was A Victim Of Cancer
Mrs. Stella Auxier, 61, wife of John B. Auxier of East Point, died at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 21, in a hospital in Huntington, W.Va. She had been ill for several months with cancer, and submitted to surgery last year, her condition gradually worsened. She was removed to Huntington about 10 days prior to her death. Born in Floyd County on December 2, 1899, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Adeline Music Robinson. She was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Strong in character, patient, and sacrificing, she was devoted to her family and friends. She could best be described in the poetic words of the Bible, "Strength and honour are her clothing...she looketh well to the ways of her household and eatheth not the bread of idleness...her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also...let her work praise her in the gates." Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Hager, East Point; three sons, John Alden Auxier, Oak Ridge, Tenn., George Auxier, Hager Hill, and David Auxier, at home; four granddaughters, Kathy Auxier, Barbara Auxier, Rebecca Auxier, and Sharon Hager, also one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hall, Fon Du Lac, Wis., and three brothers, Wm. Robinson, East Point, Jay Robinson, West Van Lear, and George Ernest Robinson, Maytown, Ky. She leaves hundreds of friends and many other relatives among them an aunt, Mrs. Josephus Howard of this city, and a aged uncle, Wm. Music of Auxier, Floyd County. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at the East Point Churcu of Christ with the Rev. S.C. Honneycutt officiating. The Little Paint Quartette rendered several choral numbers Burial was in the Hager Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-26-1961

   
CHANDLER, David Jackson
1875-1961
Funeral services were conducted Monday for David Jackson Chandler, 86, resident of this city, who died of a heart attack at 2:00 p.m., April 13, at the Castle Fork Rest Home.  He had been ill for the past thirteen months. Mr. Chandler, widely known through the county, was born January 8, 1875, the son of the late George W. and Catherine Brown Chandler.  A member of the Methodist Church; a retired school teacher and lawyer, Mr. Chandler was held in deep regard and high esteem by his many friends. His wife, Mrs. Stella Mae Chandler, preceded him in death on February 2, 1957. Surviving are two brothers, Grover Chandler, Wichita, Kansas, and Dr. S. B. Chancler, La Mesa, California. Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. E. H. Overman as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 19 April 1961

    
COOPER, Henry Clay
1961
Henry Clay Cooper, 53, employee at Armco Steel Corporation, Ashland, died of a heart attack Sunday.  He was the brother of Mrs. Dora Cottle, Thealka.  Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Sprouse; Mrs. Mary Wellman, Catlettsburg; Bessie and Vernia both at home; one son, Sam, at home; one grandson; one stepson; Neal Helson, one brother, Edgar, Tampa, Fla.; two half-sisters, Vernia Isom, Mansfield, Ohio; Opal Taylor, Stephen Villa, Texas.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Cook officiating.  Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 12, 1961

    
DAWSON, Deloris Lane
1961-1961
Rites Held Thursday For Dawson Infant
Deloris Lane Dawson, 13-day-old daughter of James and Nellie Bolden Dawson, Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 4:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 5. Surviving besides his parents is a brother, Johnny Wayne Dawson, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at the home April 6 with John Marshall officiating. Burial was at the Butcher Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-12-1961

    
GUNNING, Mrs. William
1961
Mrs. William Gunning passed away April 21 in a hospital in Washington, D. C., following heart surgery. Mrs. Gunning lived in Ormond Beach, Fla., and funeral services were held there Tuesday, April 25.  She is a former resident of Van Lear and preceding her marriage taught in the Van Lear school. Surviving besides her husband is a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Vaniman, Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Arthur Phillis, Ormond Beach, Fla.; and Hugh Phillis, Piqua, Ohio, She was a sister-in-law of Robert Gunning of this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 1961

    
HALL, Charles
1888-1961
Charles Hall of Buffalo Dies Monday
Charles Hall, 72, retired miner of Buffalo, died in a local hospital at 1:08 a.m., Monday, April 24, after an extended illness. The son of A. J. and Elizabeth Ramey Hall, he was born June 22, 1888, and had been a lifelong resident of Buffalo.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and the U. M. W. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Ward Hall; three brothers, John Hall, West Van Lear; Jim Hall, Prestonsburg; Curtis Hall, Thelma; one sister, Laura Sammons, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Church of Christ with J. H. Short as officiating minister. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 26, 1961

    
HALL, Ella (Davis)
1870-1961
Funeral Services Today for Ella Davis Hall 91-year old Mother of Prominent Family, Wife of Educator, was Former Teacher Mrs. Ella Davis Hall, 91, the last of 12 children of a pioneer family of Johnson County, died at her home near the Country Club on Davis Branch at 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 17.  Mrs. Hall had been ill for a number of weeks.  She suffered a heart attack in early December from which she never recovered, though she showed signs of improvement on numerous occasions and maintained her intellect to the very last. She was the wife of the late Judge J. Melvin Hall, well known educator and civic leader, who preceded her in death September 21, 1951.  Their descendants are each successful in their fields of endeavor and representative of the ideals of this respected couple who spent their entire lives in their community.  Many persons, some national figures, enjoyed their acquaintance and friendship. Mrs. Hall was the daughter of James McHenry and Naomi Price Davis, faithful and prominent members of the United Baptist Church in which she too was a member.  Her father lived to be 88 and her grandfather, Elias Davis of the Fishtrap Church area on Big Paint Creek, also lived to the ripe age of 89. She was for thirteen years a teacher in the public schools of Johnson County.  She was a woman of strong Christian character, patient,  loving, self-sacrificing, and very devoted to her family.  Life will never be quite the same to those who knew Mrs. Hall.  Her life was gentle, but like the still waters it was deep. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Gullet, city, and five sons: Dr. Paul B. Hall and Reverend C. C. Hall, city.  Dr. Lloyd M. Hall, Salyersville; C. Mitchel Hall, P. E., Washington, D.C. and Dr. Lon C. Hall, Boston, Mass; also 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. at the home, with interment in the Davis Family Cemetery on Davis Branch.  Officiating minister, Reverend Claude Preston, assisted by the Reverends Charles Perry, Byron Van Hoose, and Walter Hooper.  The Mouth of Rush and Sitka Singers participating.  Special by Victoria Preston and Nancy McKenzie, accompanied by Joe D. Hall at the piano. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 19, 1961 OBITUARY Ella Davis Hall Ella Davis Hall was born, January 10, 1870, and passed into the Great Beyond April 17, being 91 years, 3 months, and 7 days. She was the last of twelve children born to James McHenry and Naomi Price Davis.  Her husband, Judge J. Melvin Hall, preceded her in death in 1951. To mourn her passing she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Nelson Gullett and the following sons; Dr. Paul B. Hall, Paintsville, C. Mitchel Hall, Washington, D. C., Dr. Lloyd M. Hall, Salyersville, Rev. C. C. Hall, Paintsville, and Dr. Lon C. Hall, now of Boston, Mass.  Also, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren survive. More than 70 years ago she confessed a hope in Christ and her Christian Spirit has shown out as a light of a city built on a hill – on her death bed she said she was going “home”.  What more consolation could be given her family and friends.  Everyone will miss her, but not one will forget her.  The angels in Heaven are waiting to give her the same reception that she gave others. Life will mourn her the same, for her family will long for  mother’s counsel and advice.  Her life was gentle, but like the still waters, it was deep. All the care and love that could be given for her comfort were always brought at first hand.  Peace and happiness in her home were a joy to her and her family. The following grandsons acted as pallbearers;  Dr. Maurice M. Hall, James E. Hall, Dr. John Melvin Hall, Paul Ronald Hall, Bryan Davis Hall, and William Mitchel Hall. “We will weep for the days that some no more. For the sunbeam gone from the heart and door; For a missing step, for a nameless grace, For a mother’s form, for a mother’s face; But not for the soul whose crown is won, Whose infinite joy has only begun; Not for the spirit enrobed in light, Crowned where the angels are. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 26, 1961

    
HAYES, South G.
1925-1961
South G. Hayes, 35, resident of this city, died of a heart attack Friday, April 14. The fatal seizure occurred at his home and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital. The son of Gus and Jessie Daniels Hayes, he was born in Lawrence County June 8, 1925, and had lived in Paintsville for thirty-three years, where he was employed as a laborer. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Mrs. Betty Zornes Hayes; a son, Clyde Edward Hayes, and a daughter, Lois Lee Hayes, both at home; four brothers, Claude Edward and Gus Hayes, Jr., Springfield, Ohio; Glen and John Thomas Hayes, Paintsville; five sisters, Mrs. Christine Lafferty and Miss Mable Hayes, Ashtabula, Ohio; Mrs. Margaret Cantrell and Miss Lucille Hayes, Paintsville; Mrs. Sally Castle, Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 17, from the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyer as officiating minister.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 4, 1961

    
KEATON, Bertha Mae
1887-1961
Bertha Mae Keaton, 74, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Richard Ferguson, Relief, at 10:55 p.m., Thursday, April 27, after an illness of two weeks. The daughter of Harris and Mollie Wolfberger Keaton, she was born June 21, 1887, at Relief and had been a lifelong resident of that community. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Other survivors include a foster son, Eliza Keaton, East Chicago, Ind.; another sister, Elizabeth Ferguson, Relief; a brother, Luther Keaton, Relief. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, April 30, from the Old Paint Church at Relief with Addie Ferguson, Robie Ferguson and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Sherman  Cemetery at Relief. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 3 1961

    
KEEN, Betty
1961-1961
Graveside Rites Held at Van Lear For Betty Keen
Betty Keen, one-day-old daughter of Carl and Edna Mae Smith Keen, Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 9. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: Paul Dean Keen, Paintsville; Harold Gene Keen, Cleveland, Ohio; Carl Ray Keen, Darrell, Jackie Keen and Mrs. Bonita Delong all of Van Lear; Mrs. Harlien Preston, Prestonsburg. Graveside rites were conducted Monday afternoon and burial was in the Clark Cemetery at Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR 12 1961

    
KIRK, Conrad
1892-1961
Funeral Services To Be Thursday At Mayo Church
Funeral services for Conrad F. Kirk, a long-time political figure and member of a distinguished Johnson-Martin County family will be held Thurday at 2:00 p.m., at Mayo Methodist Church. Mr. Kirk died at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday in a local hospital which he re-entered Monday evening.  He had been hospitalized in February after suffering a fall, but had shown sufficient inprovement to return to his home about three weeks ago. Mr. Kirk, who was serving as County Chairman of the Republican party in Johnson County at the time of his death, was the son of one of this sections's most prominent public servents, the late A. J. Kirk, and Mrs. Betty Goble Kirk.  He was 69. Long associated with politics,  Mr. Kirk was known as a master political strategist.  Only last year the aging lawyer had taken upon himself the task of helping to reunite the Republican party. He served in various offices in this county, among them assitant County Attorney, Master Commissioner, and County  Judge Pro-Tem.  He also served as Assistant Attorney General and was Executive Secretary to his father, Congressman A. J. Kirk in the late 1920's. Mr. Kirk was an atturney and practiced for many years in the office of his father.  He was employed as a legal advisor by the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of this city at the time of his death. The Kirk family, which came from Martin County, was traditionally Republican, with many public officials coming from its members.  Mr. Kirk's grand- father, Joseph M. Kirk, was described in Hall's History of Johnson County as a "man of importance" in Martin County.  He served as a captain during the Civil War in the Ky infantry of the Union Army.  An uncle Thomas S. Kirk was a prominent G.O.P. leader and led the State Senate during the contest for the Governorship in the 1920's.  His father was in public service since early manhood, serving as commonwealth's attorney and Circuit Judge of the 24th Judicial District, and Representative in Congress. Born Jan. 22, 1892, in Martin County, Mr. Kirk was associated with the Presbyterian Church and was also a member of Paintsville Lodge 381 F. & A. M.  He lived in Johnson County most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Powell Kirk, two daughters, Mrs. William B. Hazelrigg, Paintsville, and Mrs. Frank Kley, Springfield, Va., four brothers, Laben T. Kirk, Paintsville, Chester, Orlando, Fla., Louie, Los Angeles, Calif., and Langley, Wichita, Kan,. and three sisters, Mrs. Garnet Rule, Paintsville, Mrs. Ethel York, Louisa, and Mrs. Alice Hall, Ashland. Mr. Kirk's body will be at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home until 1:00 p.m. Thursday, when he will removed to the church and lie in state until funeral time.  Rev. Charles Perry will be the officiating minister at the last rites and burial will follow at the Mayo Cemetery.  Members of the Johnson County Bar Association will serve as pallbearers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 1961

    
LONG, Fannie (Burnett)
1913-1961
Fannie Burnett Long Native Of County Dies In Ohio
Relatives and friends here have been advised of the death of Fannie Burnett Long, at Uhrichsville, Ohio. She had been ill one year with carcinoma. Born at East Point, June 12, 1913, she was a daughter of Minnie Crider Burnett, Uhrichsville, and the late Albert Burnett. A resident of the Uhrichsville vicinity for 12 years, she was a member of the Feed Spring Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Russell Long, a daughter, one brother, also two grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Mary Spurlock, died January 16, a victim of cancer. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 4-5-1961

    
MCKENZIE, Brenda Joyce
1961
Cause of death has not been determined in the death of 14-year-old Brenda Joyce McKenzie, who collapsed Monday morning as she got off a school bus at Hager Hill. An autopsy has been performed at the Paintsville Hospitals and specimens have been sent to Louisville for further examination.  No reports have been released as yet. The tall, active seventh grader was described as one of the most vivacious and lively children in the neighborhood by her mother, Mrs. Walter McKenzie.  Mrs. McKenzie said her daughter had eaten a good breakfast and appeared normal before leaving for school Monday. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter McKenzie; four brothers, Ray, Montpelier, O., Bill, Jim and Johnny, all at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Betty Doley, Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Sandra Sue, and Douglas both at home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at one o'clock p.m. at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and C. C. Hall officiating. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 26, 1961

    
MCKENZIE, Charles Paul
1923-1961
Johnson Native Dies April 15 in Michigan
Charles Paul McKenzie, 38, died in a Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at 3:45  a.m., April 15, after an illness of several weeks. A native of this county, he was born January 3, 1923, the son of William and Josephine  Litteral McKenzie.  He had lived at Ypsilanti, Michigan for the past seventeen years, where he  was employed as a factory worker. He was married February 28, 1947, to the former Floene Smith, who survives.  Also  surviving are a son, Charles Ray, and a daughter, Beverly McKenzie, both at home; two brothers,  Edward McKenzie, Tutor Key; Ernest Ray McKenzie, Belleville, Michigan; four sisters, Mrs.  Nellie Meade, Thealka; Mrs. Sue Bell Horn, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Alice Jean Stevens,  Ypsilanti, Mich.; Miss Carol McKenzie, Meally. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., April 17, from the Third Street Freewill  Baptist with Claude Preston, Scott Castle, and Hershel Short as officiating ministers. Members of Chapter 18 DAV conducted graveside rites and also served as pallbearers.   Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 19, 1961

    
PICKLESIMER, Virgie (Wheeler)
1891-1961
Virgie Picklesimer, Native Of County, Dies In Portsmouth
Mrs. Virgie Picklesimer, 70, of Beaver's Lane, Lucasville, R.I., died at 10:10 a.m., Tuesday April 25, 1961, in the Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio.  She had been a patient there a week. Born January 17, 1891, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Deeleenee and Cynthia Wheeler.  She was married May 13, 1919, to Samuel Picklesimer. Surviving are six sons, James of Lucasville Rt. 1; Merida of Paintsville, Ky.; Manford of Mount Sterling, Ohio; Bradley of Lucasville; Oakley of St. George, Utah; Ora of Lucasville; two daughters, Mrs. Dela Deemer of McDermott, Rt. 1; Mrs. Martha Jane Underwood of Sciotoville; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Kiser of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Cora Prince of McDermott; three brothers, Oakley and Bradley both of Polar, Wis., Dewey of Chicago; twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Picklesimer was preceded in death by her husband Samuel, who died in 1960, and by two brothers. She was a member of the Low Gap, Ky., United Baptist Church for fifty years. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday at Candy Run Church with Revs. Foster Rigsby and Sandy Phillips officiating.  Burial was in the Rushtown Cemetery under the direction of McKinley Funeral Home of Lucasville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 03 1961

    
PRATER, Frank
1880-1961
Frank Prater, 80, Dies April 22 Magoffin
Man Was Father of 12 Frank L Prater,80, of Salyersville died in the Paintsville Hospital April 22. He was born June 12,1880, the son of Leander C Prater and Margaret Morton Prater.He was united in marriage in 1801 to Mary Patrick. To this union was born six children Ruth Hoskins,Salyersville; Mrs.Neil Burris,Madisonville;Mrs.Elgie Porter,Salyersville;Mrs.Minnie Belle Vanhoose,Catlettsburg.His wife and two sons, Lawrence Prater and Edgar M Prater,preceded him in death. On August 20,1918 he was united in marriage to Mary Coffe and to this union were born six sons all of whom survive as well as 30 grandcildren and 15 great grandchildren. In 1921 he joined the the First Christian Church of Salyersville and used as his life's motto "Thank the Lord for this much done." A great portion of his life was spent a servent of the people;eight years as County Court Clerk, four years as a member of the City Council,four years as Police Judge and four years as Parole Officer for the State of Kentucky. Funeral services were held at the Prater Memorial Methodist Church Monday,April 24,with Rev.William Savage officiating.Ne was assisted by Rev.David Blankenship,the pastor.Interment was in the Gardner Cemetery at Salyersville. Active pallbearers were Stanley Gardner, Merrill Pyles, Earl C Prater, Buster Stacy, Paul Prater, Robert Salyer, Paul Rowe, Todd Preston, Robert May,Langley Patrick and Morris Prater. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Bailey,Sherman Bailey,Kim Minix, Toy Adams,Frank Allen,Pitt Connelley,J.W.Carpenter,Fred Meade,Buck McFarlan,M.W.Marcum,Hiraf Ely,J.Oakley Arnett,Roy Marshall,Alaska Marshall,C.M.Owens,Earl Cooper,L.C.Carpenter,Roy Holbrook,Ray Holbrook,Clyde Salyers,Clay Prater,Ronald Adams,D.Glenn Salyer,O.J. Arnett,Lones Adams,Ollie Adams,Grover Salyers,Wilson Salyers,Oran Salyer,Orlando Reed,Green Rudd,A.H.Adams,Ellis May,Dud Howington,Henry Lyons,Kash Salyer,Dr.John S.Cisco,Dr.Lloyd Hall, Albert K.Moore,Scott Rice,Cap Prater,Sam Allen,John Allen,J.V.Kelly and Toby Robertson. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday May 17,1961

    
PRESTON, Laura Lee (Preston)
1876-1961
Mrs. Laura Lee Preston, 84, former resident of this city, died of cancer at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Hixon, Milford, Ohio, at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, April 27, after an extended illness. Mrs. Preston was born in Johnson County May 23, 1876, the daughter of the late Jesse and Juliana Ward Preston.  She was married Nov. 14, 1895, to Warren L. Preston, well-known resident of this city, who preceded her in death November 5, 1941.  Mrs. Preston had made her home in Cincinnati, Ohio for the past twenty years. A member of the United Baptist Church, her lofty ideals and Christian principles were reflected in every phase of her daily living.  Her life was blessed with spiritual wealth and her days were made rich and full by her capacity for unselfish service to others. A woman of outstanding qualities, endowed with a warm and gracious personality, “Aunt Laurie,” as she was affectionately known, devoted her talents and energies to the service of her church and to organizations developing the cultural interests of the city and promoting community improvement.  Always concerned with the welfare of others and with her great capacity for service, she worked at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati until she was 81. She was a charter member of the Delphian Society and taught Bible in the high school here many years ago.  She also was active in organizing the local P.T.A. and served as the organization’s second president. Besides her husband two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Charles C. Preston, Milford, O.; Chester F. Preston, Cincinnati, Ohio; Gaylord E. Preston, Schenectady, N.Y., 5 daughters, Mrs. Geneva Picklesimer, Whitesburg; Mrs. Elizabeth Rusmisell, Hopewell, Va.; Mrs. Roberta Ziegler, New York City; Mrs. Miriam Cox, Paintsville; Mrs. Eloise Hetsch, New York City; one brother, Elmer E. Preston, Front Royal, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Van Hoose, Lucasville, O.  Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren and thirty- three great-grandchildren.  She reared from infancy two grandchildren, Maudle Mitchell Hixson and David Mitchell. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral home with Rev. Mr. R. Thomason as officiating minister. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Dr. M. L. Picklesimer, Va. D. Picklesimer, Jr., Charles Lee Preston, Philip Preston, Paul Cox and Andrew Cox. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in King Addition. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3 May 1961

    
RICE, Fred M.
1874-1961
Fred M. Rice Dies Following Lengthy Illness
Fred M. Rice, 86, Ashland, died April 2 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Rice was born Sept. 15, 1874, in Johnson County, a son of the late A. J. and Mary Conley Rice.  He was a retired constable and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katherine Owens Rice; five sons, Bruce and Douglas Rice of Ashland; Fred of Lexington; Robert of Chicago and Clarence Rice; six daughters, Mrs. Milo Loften of Downey, Calif.; Mrs. Gray Mitchell of Plymouth, Mich.; Mrs. Louise Stults of Louisville; Mrs. Ralph Pennington of Washington C. H. Ohio; Mrs. Vernon Back of Ashland, and Mrs. E. N. Cox of Seamen, Ohio; one brother, B. G. Rice of Garrett, Ky., and seven grandchildren. PANTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 12, 1961

    
RICE, Sarah (Blair)
1875-1961
Mrs. Sarah C. Rice, 85, died at her home at Denver at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9, after an illness of three months. The daughter of the late William and Lettie Rice Blair, she was born in this county October 13, 1875, and had resided at Denver most of her life.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, George W. Rice, preceded her in death on June 19, 1943.  A son, Sterling Rice, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Alger Rice, Leander; Archie and Norman Rice, Denver. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, from the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Revs. M. R. Thomason and J. L. Denington as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Rice family cemetery at Denver. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 12, 1961

    
SEUM, Edna C (Lemaster)
1923-1961
Mrs. Edna Carol Seum, 38, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage in a hospital in Mansfield, Ohio, Friday, April 14. The daughter of Mrs. Rita Ward Lemaster, Barnetts Creek, and the late Fred Lemaster, she was born January 4, 1923, in Johnson County.  She had resided at Mansfield, Ohio, for the past four months and was a member of the Christian Baptist Church. Surviving besides her mother are a son, Timothy Seum, Mansfield, Ohio; three daughters, Sandra Jean, Marietta and Patricia Seum, Mansfield, Ohio; five sisters Mrs. James C. Borders, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Carl Sergent and Mrs. Samuel Redd, both of Mansfield, Ohio; Mrs. Leroy Rose, Paintsville; Miss Vada Lemaster, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 17, from the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. W. Hugh Smith as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 19, 1961

     
THOMPSON, Harry
1910-1961
Harry Thompson Harry Thompson, 50, died at 1:00 a.m., April 1, in the City Hospital in Springfield, Ohio, after an illness of one week. The son of Mrs. Lora Stambaugh Thompson of Sitka and the late William Thompson, he was born at Sitka, December 10, 1910, and had made his home in Springfield for the past four years where he worked in an aluminum plant. A veteran of World War II he was in battles at Normandy Beach and in Northern France. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers, James and Jesse Thompson, Sitka. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 3, from the Sitka Church of Christ with Delbert McKenzie as officiating minister. Music was by the Sitka Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR 5 1961

   
WALTERS, Mary E. (Syck)
1961
Mrs. W. J. Walters Native Of County Dies In Pike Pike County News Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Syck) Walters, of Chloe Creek, former school teacher and member of one of the area's pioneer families, were held at 2:00 p.m. April 24 at the residence. Dr. Harold W. Dorsey and the Rev. E. L. Howerton officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery near the residence under direction of the Baker Funeral Home. She was the wife of Dr. W. J. Walters, who served Pike County as health officer for many years. Born in Johnson County, she was a daughter of George W. and Amanda (Wheeler) Syck. Mrs. Walters would have been 90 on April 28. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for the past 74 years. She and Dr. Walters were married July 12, 1900. Survivors, other than her husband, include two sons, Walter P. Walters and Robert W. Walters, both of Pikeville; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Thornbury of Pikeville; a stepson, Arba Walters of Ephrata, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Walters was a member of Pikeville Collegiate Institute's first graduating class in 1894. The institute later became Pikeville College. At the time of her death she was believied to be the college's oldest alumnus. Writings by Mrs. Walters, addressed to friends, and her family moved from Johnson County to Pike County in January, 1888. She recieved a teacher's certificate when she was 17 and taught her first school on Chloe Creek, recieving $100 for five months of classroom duty. Later in 1890, she entered the freshman class of Pikeville Collegiate Institute and taught there and elsewhere in the county after graduation. Her writings contain many interesting references to the beginningse of Pikeville College, the town's older families and the physical picture of Pikeville in 1888. Pikeville, according to her writings, in 1888 had two churches, the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Southern Methodist Church, both om Main Street. There were two hotels, two stores, one doctor, no saloons, no bootleggers and a town of 500 citizens. Streets were mud and there few sidewalks. Bridges, other churches and the first passenger train were yet to come. Coal was "mined by hand, main strength and awkwardness." Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 3, 1961

   
WARD, Harold D. Jr.
1961-1961
Funeral Rites Held Sunday At Offutt For Ward Infant
Harold Douglas Ward, Jr., one month old son of Harold D. and Edwina Hayes Ward, Offutt, died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m., Friday, April 7, following an illness of three days. Surviving beside his parents are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Ward, Offutt, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Hayes of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 9, from the home of his grandfather, Burl Ward, Offutt, with Rev. M. R. Thomason as officiating minister. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-12-1961

   
WARD, Sherman
1961
Sherman Ward, 62, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Hampton, Va., Sunday, April 16. The son of Daniel and Mary Hitchcock Ward, he was born in this county and had lived in Hampton for the past eighteen years, where he was employed by the C & O Railway Company. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Donna Blair Ward; two sons, Vivian Ward, Hampton, Va.; Charles Ward, Seattle, Washington; one daughter, Mrs. Tony Clifton, Hampton, Va.; three brothers, Grant Ward, Staffordsville, Harrison Ward, Florida; Jesse Ward, West Virigina; one sister, Mrs. Bell Blair, Barnetts Creek. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday from the Beechwall United Baptist Church with Prater Blair, Millard Bryant, and James H. Blair as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-26-1961

   
WHITT, Rosie (Steele)
1888-1961
Mrs. Rosie Whitt, 71, resident of River, died Thursday afternoon, April 6, at the home of her brother, Joe Steele, River, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Sampson and Florence Moody Steele, she was born February 3, 1888, in Lawrence County and had spent most of her life at River. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Eskel Whitt, preceded her in death in December 27, 1952. Surviving besides her brother are two sons, Edgar Steele, Elk City, Oklahoma; Charlie Steele, Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Van Hoose, Wheelerburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the Offutt School with Walter Simpson and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR 12 1961

   
WILLIAMS, Effie (Price)
1881-1961
Effie Williams Rites Tuesday At Flat Gap
Mrs. Effie Williams, 79, died of a heart attack at her home at Winifred at 6:10 p.m., Saturday April 22, 1961.  Mrs. Williams had been in ill health for the past year. The daughter of Vernon and Mandy Jayne Price, she was born in West Virginia November 2, 1881, and had lived at Winifred for the past forty-nine years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was married in Madison W.Va., June 7, 1911, to P. W. Williams, who survives. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Maloy, Waverly, Ohio; Mrs. Stella Caudill, Winifred; Mrs. Alka Boggs, London, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Driggs, St. Albans, W. Va.; Emma Long and Emma Fisher both of Foster, W.Va.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and O.I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Flat Gap Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.26 1961
 



MAY - 1961

BARKER, Alonza
1879-1961
Alonza Barker Of Lowmansville Dies Wednesday
Alonza Barker, 82, resident of Lowmansville, died in the Castle Fork Rest Home at 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, after an illness of two days. The son of the late John C. and Katherine Lemaster Barker, he was born in Johnson County February 25, 1879, and had resided at Lowmansville for the past six years.  He was a former railroader and retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Mary McKenzie Barker, preceded him in death. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ida Jackson, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 2, at the Upper Sitka School with Elder Lonza Reed as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 1961

    
CASTLE, Mary (Henderson)
1885-1961
Mrs. Mary Castle, 75, resident of Turner Branch, died in a local hospital at 4:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, following an illness of three years. The daughter of George and Lizzie Jackson Henderson, she was born in Morgan County October 13, 1885, and had lived in this community for the past 12 years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Arch Castle; two sons, Walter and Frank Blair, both of Columbus, OH; five daughters, Ruby Hamilton, Thealka; Elizabeth Flammington, London, Ohio; Cora Cantrill and Sylvia Robinson both of Columbus, Ohio; Betty Stambaugh of this city; one half brother, Floyd Jackson of this city. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Hazel Henry, Louisa; Ruby Sparks, River; two step-sons, Charley Castle, Lorain, O.; Arch Castle, Jr., Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Arthur Ramey as officiating minister.  Burial will be in the Town Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 10, 1961

    
COLVIN, Lennie (Cantrell)
1961
Mrs. Lennie Colvin, 62, died Monday afternoon, May 22, at her home at Oil Springs after an illness of five years. The daughter of Tom Cantrell and the late Julia Love Cantrell, she was born at Oil Springs and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Survivors include her husband, Jeff Colvin, three sons, Kenneth Colvin, Paintsville; Lowell and Jimmie Allen Colvin, both of Oil Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Irene Seals, Englewood, Ohio; Gayle Rita Colvin, Oil Springs; five brothers, Robert Cantrell, Win; Cal Cantrell, Dayton, Ohio; Bryan, Burl and Burns Cantrell all of Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Cochran, Win; Mrs. Murl Hudson, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. today from the Pigeon Schoolhouse with Lonza Reed as officiating minister. Burial was in the Hargus Family Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE   HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 1961

    
CONLEY, Elbert
1901-1961
Elbert Conley, C. & O. Engineer Dies May 10 Was Brother of Luther J. Conley Russell – Elbert William Conley, 60, of Russell, Ky., a locomotive engineer, died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness.  Mr. Conley was employed on the Huntington Division of Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carmen Funeral Home in Russell.  The Rev. James T. Wells officiated and burial followed in the Conley family cemetery on Jennies Creek. He was born February 15, 1901 in Paintsville, a son of the late Martin and Jane Spradlin Conley.  He had resided in Russell for 14 years.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Grace Conley, three sons, Larry Conley, with the U.S. Navy at Key West, Fla., Eugene Conley, with the U.S. Army in Delaware, Billy Conley, with the U.S. Marines, Parris Island, S.C., four daughters, Mrs. Jack Russell, Worthington, Mrs. Leon England, and Patricia and Jane Conley, at home, three brothers, Luther and Kermit of Swamp Branch, and Alfred Conley of Tulsa, Okla., four sisters, Mrs. Harold Haroldson, Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Sam Crider, East Point, Miss Virginia Conley and Mrs. Douglas Ramey of Louisville and four grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 17 May 1961

    
DANIELS, George
1872-1961
Brief Illness Fatal Monday to George Daniels
George Daniels, 88, resident of this city died at his home at 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 8, after a brief illness. The son of the late James and Beckie Hall Daniel, he was born in this county, October 22, 1872, and had made his home in this city for the past fifteen years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Daniels; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Charles, Thealka; a son, Frank Daniels, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 10, 1961

    
FRAZIER, James L.
1892-1961
James L. Frazier, 69, resident of Fuget, died at 7:50 p.m., Thursday, May 4, in the Veterans Hospital in Lexington after an illness of eighteen months. The son of James H. & Margarette Salyers Frazier, he was born in this county March 3, 1892, and had been a lifelong resident of the Fuget community, where he engaged in farming. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Claretta Estep Frazier; three daughters, Geneva Young, Columbus, Ohio; Dove McKenzie, Flat Gap; Peggy Kidd, England. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Sollie Frazier, Flat Gap; Sile Frazier, Volga; Squire Frazier, Enon, Ohio; Mattie Salyers, Fuget; Bertha Fairchild, Mansfield, O.; Dixie Williams, Lucasville, O.; Madge Estep, Springfield, Ohio. Eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 7, with Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 10 1961

    
HALL, Edna (Sherman)
1886-1961
Edna Hall, 75, Rites Sunday at West Van Lear
Mrs. Edna Hall, 75, died at 6:00 p.m. Friday May 5, at her home at West Van Lear after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Harve and Laura Huff Sherman, she was born in this county April 21, 1886, and had made her home at West Van Lear for the past thirty-nine years.  She was a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ.   She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hall.  Surviving are a son, James William Hall, Maytown, and a brother, Herndon Sherman, Weeksbury. Funeral Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 7, from the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 10, 1961

    
HARRIS, Poe
1888-1961
Poe Harris, 72, Native Of County, Dies May 29
Noted Jurist Was Circuit Judge In Boyd Funeral services for Judge Edgar Poe Harris, 72, of Catlettsburg were held at 2:00 p.m. today at Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home. Judge Harris died Monday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital after an illness of two months. He was born November 17, 1888 at White House in Johnson County, a son of the late Brigg H. and Laura Pelphrey Harris. His father established the Brigg Harris Hotel in Catlettsburg and moved his family there when Mr. Harris was a youth. Judge Harris was graduated from Catlettsburg High School and received his law degree from Southern Normal School at Bowling Green.  He was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1928 of Boyd and Lawrence Counties.  After serving on the Workmen’s Compensation Board, he was appointed to complete an unexpired term on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He was elected Circuit Judge without opposition in 1957.  His 12 years as commonwealth’s attorney were said to be responsible for his overwhelming support as his tenure in that office was marked by fearless action. He was a Republican and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen See Harris, and two sisters, Misses Snow and Jo Harris, both of Columbus.  Mrs. Harris was a cousin of Mr. Frank Harris of Van Lear. Burial was made in Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 31 May 1961

   
HICKS, Phenolpha "Penny"
1920-1961
Mrs. Phenolpha “Penny” Hicks, 40, died in a local hospital at 6:20 a.m., Friday, May 12, following an illness of three months. The daughter of Mrs. Ola Boyd Ratliff and the late Oscar Boyd, she was born in Floyd County July 6, 1920, and had been a resident of this city for the past several years.  She was a member of the First Church of God and was active in church and school affairs. Survivors include her husband, Patrick Hicks; a son, Leney James Hicks, Albany, New York; three daughters, Sandra Elaine, Patricia Ann and Charma Lee all of Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Maline Ferguson and Mrs. Neldra Taylor, both of Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 14, from the First Church of God with Thomas Reynolds as officiating minister.  Burial was in Floral Hill Memorial Garden, Wheelersburg, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 1961

   
JONES, Leslie
1901-1961
Leslie Jones, 60, resident of Turner Branch, died suddenly at his store in Wittensville at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11. The son of Aby Jones and the late Sarah Blevins Jones, he was born in this county January 22, 1901. He served as deputy sheriff under Wiley Hall and was formerly a cab driver in Springfield, Ohio. Survivors include a son, Everett Russell Jones, Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Lemmie Jones, Turner Branch; George Curtis Jones, Sitka; three daughters, Miss Lillie Jones, City; Mrs. Jessie Mapes and Mrs. Vivian Conley, Springfield, Ohio. Also surviving is a grandson, Gary Russell Jones. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 14, at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Harry Bruce Daniel, Ellis Hamilton, Arthur Ramey and Cline Salyers as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Chestnut Grove Singers.  Burial was in the Puncheon Family Cemetery at Kerz. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 17 May 1961

   
LITZ, Alice (Robinson)
1874-1961
Funeral June 1 For Sister of Mrs. Howard Mrs. Alice Robinson Litz, 86, died in a local hospital May 30 after suffering a series of strokes. She became critically ill on May 25, but had been confined to her bed for several months. Mrs. Litz was born at East Point October 31, 1874, a daughter of W.F. Robinson and Katheryn Moles Robinson. She was a member of a pioneer family of Eastern Kentucky. She became a member of the Methodist Church when a young woman, and in her later life she regularly attended the Freewill Baptist Church at Auxier, Kentucky where she lived for many years. She came to Paintsville in October of last year where she made her home with her sister, Mrs Josephine Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Litz, her only child, Mrs. Carma Stapleton and five brothers and two sisters. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Howard, a grandson, Robert Earl Stapleton of Wheelersburg, Ohio and a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Methodist Church at Auxier, with Reverend W.H. Smith and Reverend Josephus Howard officiating. Burial was made in the Wells Cemetery at Auxier. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 6-7-1961

   
MAHAN, Carl "Karo"
1961
Carl "Karo" Mahan, 39, Paintsville was killed early Tuesday morning when the car which he was driving left the road and crashed over a hill three miles north of Sandy Hook on Route 32. Two other passengers Leslie Slone and Cliff Fairchild, Paintsville,were unhurt. Mahan, son of the late Arthur Mahan and Mrs.Edna Dills Mahan, Peach Street, Paintsville, Was a veteran of World War II and lived in Johnson County and lived in Johnson County all his life,He was not married. Surviving are his mother, one brother Thomas, Thealka, a half-brother, Chester Conley, and a sister, Irene Mahan. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m.,t the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev.Cecil Tackett officiating.Burial will be in the Turner Branch Cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday May-3-1961

   
MILLS, Roscoe
1906-1961
Roscoe Mills, 55, resident of Tomahawk died in a Paintsville Hospital at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 22, of a heart attack following an illness of two days.  The son of W.B. Mills, he was born at Tomahawk March 31, 1906, and had been a life long resident of that community where he engaged in farming.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura Perry Mills; three sons, Clifford and Roscoe, Jr., both of Tomahawk; Delbert Mills, Mansfield; Mrs. Farnsey Moore and Mrs. Evelyn Endicott both of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Shelby Hoffman, Reynoldsville, Ohio; Mrs. Page Blake, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, L. T. Mills, Cleveland, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Loucindy Ward, Wharton, W.Va.; Mrs. Garnette Sesco, Inez; Mrs. Icel Bowen, Nolan, W.Va.; Mrs. Ethel Bill Bowen, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Imogene Moore, Wharton, W.Va.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., at the home with Hershel Short and Leonard Webb as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Mills Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 24, 1961

   
MUSIC, Jerry Melvin
1961
JERRY MUSIC KILLED IN AUTO COLLISION
Jerry Melvin Music, 21, Hager Hill, was killed instantly Saturday morning when the car he was driving went out of control and smashed into an oncoming vehicle near the city limits south of Prestonsburg. Four persons were injured in the accident, third fatal collision of 1961 in the State Police Pikeville District. They were; Henry Cantrell, 29, and Billie Joe Stambaugh 23, both of Hager Hill, who were riding with Music, and Mr. and Mrs. Astor Meade, Lexington. Stambaugh is listed in serious condition at a Huntington W. Va. Hospital, where doctors at first said his chances of living were doubtful. State Police at Pikeville headquarters said Music's 1961 Chevrolet was rounding a curve at a high rate of speed and went out of control. It swerved into the path of the Meade vehicle, which was traveling toward Prestonsburg from Pikeville on U.S. 23. Music stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. was traveling toward Pikeville. The accident occurred about four miles south of Prestonsburg at 12:45 a.m. Music was dead on arrival at the Prestonsburg General Hospital. The victim was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Music and lived in Johnson County all his life. He is survived by his son, Jerry Michael Music, three brothers, Bill, Melvin, Ky; Eddie, Columbus, Ohio; and Howard, Hager Hill; and one sister, Mrs. Quentin Spradlin, Hager Hill. Last rites were held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald May 24 1961

   
OPPENHEIMER, Otto
1961
Former Resident Dies Friday In Lexington
Dr. Otto P. Oppenheimer, 64, of Springridge Drive, Lexington, died at 10:35 p.m., Friday, May 26, at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness.  Dr. Oppenheimer was a former resident of this city. A dentist, Dr. Oppenheimer had been associated with the Veterans Administration for 30 years.  He had lived in Lexington for ten years, was a native of Elliott County and a member of the Methodist Church, Masons, Shriners, American Legion, and a veteran of World War II.  His parents were the late Silas and Mary Evans Oppenheimer. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Julia Duff Oppenheimer; a son, Otto T. Oppenheimer, Jr., Cincinnati; a brother, Rudolph Oppenheimer, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. William Thomas, Columbus, and Mrs. Oliver Dehart, Elliott County and three grandchildren. Dr. Oppenheimer was past master of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge. Services were conducted at 3:00 p.m., Monday at the Milward Mortuary by the Rev. Ronald J. Masters.  Masonic services were conducted at the grave in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 31 May 1961

   
PACK, Rennie
1884-1961
Rennie Pack, 76, retired miner of Van Lear, died at his home at 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 22, after an extended illness. The son of the late John and Mollie McGuire Pack, he was born in Lawrence County September 10, 1884, and had lived at Van Lear for the past forty-seven years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Angie Webb Pack; four sons, John R. Pack, Jenkins; Herman Pack, Chicago, Ill.; Russell Pack, Van Lear; Virgil Pack, Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Rema Pack, Van Lear; Mrs. Paul Lambert, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Leonard Meade, Winston Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Dennis Pack, Nelsonville, Ohio; John Pack, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. George Crager, Wayland. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 1961

   
PICKLE, Leona (Adams)
1905-1961
Mrs. Leona Pickle, 57, died at 5:30 a.m., May 5, in a local hospital after a very lengthy illness.  She was born June 25, 1905, in Johnson County the daughter of Harmond Adams and Rosa Belle Horn Adams.  She had lived at Staffordsville for thirty-one years, but had been a resident of Lowmansville for the past three years. Mrs. Pickle was married to James Pickle, who survives.  She was affiliated with the Church of God. Survivors beside her husband are three sons, Douglas, Lowmansville; John of Staffordsville and James E., Dayton, Ohio.  Also surviving are three sisters, Lottie Johnson, Hager Hill; Lula Burton, Van Lear and Laura Cremens, Fairborn, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Mud Lick First Church of God with Woodrow Frisby as officiating minister assisted by W. J. Duty.  The Paintsville Church of God Quartet furnished the music.  Burial followed in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10 May 1961

   
PLUMMER, Eddie
1893-1961
Eddie Plummer, 68 died at his home at Fort Gay, W. Va., at 6:00 pm., Monday, May 15, following a seven year's illness. The son of Charles and Lydia Pack Plummer, he was born May 15, 1893, in Martin County and had lived at Fort Gay for the past thirteen years.   He was a retired miner and member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Edith Williamson Plummer, who he married in 1912 at Inez; six sons, Bradford, Huntington, W. Va.; Edward, Fort Gay, W. Va.; Bernard, Guysville, Ohio; Millard, U. S. Army; Howard, Steubenville, Ohio; Deward, Jeffersonville, Ind.; four daughters, Rufford Plummer, Tuscon, Ariz.; Gladia Jarnel, Huntington, W. Va., Lydia Webb, Fort Gay, W. Va.; one brother, Charlie Plummer, Paintsville; four sisters, Mrs. John M. Ward, Offutt; Mrs. Goldia Price, Williamsport; Mrs. Maude Daniel, Russell; Mrs. Troy Fitch, Mcally.  Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, from the home of John M. Ward at Offutt with Roland Justice and Sam Justice as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Offutt Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 1961

   
RATLIFF, Thelma
1920-1961
Thelma Ratliff, 41, died Thursday, May 25 1961, in a hospital at Danville, Ky., following an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Alice Ratliff and the late Fred Ratliff, she was born February 2 1920, in this county and had lived at Danville for the past thirty three years. Surviving besides her mother are two brothers, Milt Ratliff, Thealka; Cecil Ratliff, Chestnut; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Drowd, Sturgis, Michigan; Mrs. Dixie Comstock, and Mrs. Evelyn Gershaw, Pittsford, Michigan; Miss Elizabeth Ratliff. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 28, from the home of Cecil Ratliff at Chestnut with Fred Rowland as officiating minister. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Chestnut. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-31-1961

   
SALYERS, Malinda Ellen (Ramey)
1871-1961
Mrs. Malinda Ellen Salyers, 90,  widow of Levi Salyers, resident of Newark 10 years, formerly of Hebron, died at 12:50 a. m. Saturday in the home of a daughter, Mrs W. R. Blythe, 102 Riley St. While she had been in failing health, her death was unexpected. Mrs. Salyers came to Licking County in 1922, from Kentucky. The daughter of William and Fannie Ramey, she was born May 9, 1871 in Johnson County, Ky. Her husband preceded her in death in 1943, and she is survived by four daughters and two sons Mrs. Blythe, Mrs. Letter Malloy, Mrs. Abe Malloy and Mrs. Don Smith, all of Newark, Albert, Salyers of Columbus and Lundy Salyers of the home; two step-sons Wallace and Benjamin Salyers in Kentucky; also 31 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry and Ike Ramey. both of Columbus. A son, four sisters and two brothers are deceased. Services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday in, the chapel in Criss Brothers Funeral Home and burial will be in Licking Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Sunday. The Newark Advocate May 20 1961  Newark Ohio Submitted By: Kim Donley

   
THOMPSON, Mary Iuka (Daniel)
1961
Mary Iuka Thompson Funeral services were conducted at 2:44 p.m., Tuesday at the First Christian Church for Mrs. Mary Iuka Thompson, prominent businesswoman of this city, who died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m., May 14, a victim of cancer. A native of this county, she was the daughter of Isom and Mary Preston Daniel, well-known residents of River. She had lived in this city most of her life. Mrs. Thompson was recognized as one of the city's leading businesswomen, starting her successful career as a restaurant owner and operator in 1942. She owned and operated a number of restaurants at different locations in the city during the years. Her last business venture was the Iuka Market in Stafford Addition which she was forced to sell because of ill health. After her retirement she made her home with her nephew, George Branham, and Mrs. Branham. Her success in business could be attributed in part to her warm and friendly personality which reflected her radiant joy of living and let others share her gift of gaiety and laughter. The beautiful floral offerings were eloquent tributes to the affection in which she was held by her countless friends and acquaintances. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Grateful Sisters Lodge No. 917, Ashland. Surviving besides her nephew are two sisters, Mrs. Jack Cline, Inez; Mrs. C.F. Mann, River; two brothers, Cort Daniel, River; Lafe Daniel, Russell. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Pommert, and burial was in the Daniel Cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 17 1961 

   
TRIMBLE, Sola Gertrude (Conley)
1961
Aged Resident Of Barnetts Creek Dies Tuesday
Mrs. Sola Gertrude Trimble, 95, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday May 23, at the home of her son, Paris Trimble at Barnetts Creek, after an illness of four weeks. The daughter of Haden and Cynthia Ellen Rice Conley, she was born in this county and had spent most of her life in the Barnetts Creek community. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Willie Trimble, preceded her in death twenty-three years ago. Surviving are two other sons, James G. Trimble, Van Lear, John Trimble, Staffordsville; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hall, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Gillie Kennard, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Florence Blair, Barnetts Creek; two brothers, Fonzo Conley, Staffordsville; Frank J. Conley, Paintsville; one sister, Mrs. Ray Turner, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, from the Barnetts Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 31 1961

   
WETZEL, Fred
1961
Fred Wetzel Passes May 13 In Wellston, O.
Fred Wetzel, 78, died Saturday, May 13, at his home in Wellston, Ohio, after an illness of fourteen days. The son of the late George and Emma Ward Wetzel, he was born in Wellston, Ohio. He was a resident of Van Lear for thirty-six years and had lived in Wellston for the past eight years. He was a retired miner. He was first married to Cora McDonald Wetzel, who died January 21, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Anna Wade Wetzel. Also surviving are three sons, Richard and Paul Wetzel, Van Lear; Raymond Wetzel, Jenkins; two daughters, Mrs. Edgar Stapleton, Van Lear; Mrs. Pauline Myer, Sepulveda, Calif.; two brothers, Frank Wetzel, Wellston, Ohio; Phillip Wetzel, Linton, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Amy Conard, Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, at the Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston, Ohio, also at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 17, at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Cline Salyers and Johnnie Sammons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Wells- Buckingham Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 24 1961



JUNE - 1961

BURCHETT, Rose (Castle)
1889-1961
Mrs. Rose Burchett, 72, died at her home at Elna at 5:45 p.m., Sunday, June 24, after a four years’ illness. The daughter of Harrison and Lou Emma Salyer Castle, she was born at Flat Gap January 15, 1889, and had lived at Elna most of her life. She as a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, James Burchett, preceded her in death six years ago. Surviving are five sons, Earl and Ray Burchett both of Elna; Darrell Burchett, Win; James Lowell Burchett, Pikeville; Ora Burchett, Elna; five daughters, Maymie Shreve, Winchester; Eula Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Edna Wallen, Winchester; Lillian Jones, Kerz; Virginia Hall, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Tackett, Elna; Mrs. Murzie Brown, Sitka. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. today from the Bethel Church with Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Tommy Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 1961

    
CANTRELL, R.P. "Pratt"
1887-1961
R. P. Cantrell Rites Tuesday At Freewill
R. P. Cantrell, 74, Sitka resident, better known as Pratt, died in a Huntington hospital at 11:24 a.m., Saturday, June 3, following a ten days’ illness. The son of the late Henry and Frankie Ellen Salyers Cantrell, he was born in this county March 25, 1887, and had lived at Sitka for the past twenty-two years where he was a mine operator. His first wife, Emma Salyers Cantrell, preceded him in death in 1929.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Callie Collins Fannin Cantrell. Survivors also include three sons, Raney Cantrell, Paintsville; Bill Cantrell, Pikeville; Bob Cantrell, Wittensville; three stepsons, Leroy Fannin, Sitka; Walter Marion Fannin, Cincinnati, Ohio; Earnest Ray Fannin, Ashland; five daughters, Mrs. Vesta Trimble and Mrs. Lesta Sparks, Paintsville; Mrs. Esta Ball, Louisa; Mrs. Betty Dills, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Kathleen Murray, Sitka; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Martha Alice Gamble, Paintsville; one brother, Mace Cantrell, and two sisters, Mrs. Lou Thomas and Mrs. Della Estepp, all of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with C. C. Hall, Bruce Daniel, E. H. Overman and M. R. Thomason as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7 June 1961

    
CHANDLER, Isom
1876-1961
Isom Chandler, Tutor Key Man, Dies Thursday
Isom D. Chancler, 85, died at his home at Tutor Key at 4:50 a.m., Thursday, June 1, of a heart condition following an illness of one week. The son of Martin and Rachel Ramey Chandler, he was born at River March 30, 1876. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Heller, Tutor Key; Lizzie Chandler, Farmland, Ind.; one brother, George Chandler, Springfield, Ohio. Graveside services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday with Edgar Van Hoose as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7 June 1961

    
COBURN, Amy (Snavely)
1890-1961
Amy Coburn, 70, Former Teacher, Dies In Ashland
Mrs. Amy Coburn, 70, Roosevelt Avenue, Ashland, died Friday at an Ashland nursing home, following an extended illness.  She suffered a stroke a few weeks ago from which she never recovered.  She was a niece of Mrs. Anna Auxier of East Point, and she had a number of relatives in Floyd County, where she visited frequently before her illness. Mrs. Coburn was born Dec. 7, 1890 in Floyd County, a daughter of the late William and Alice Music Snavely, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was a teacher in the Floyd County Schools during her early life.  She had been a resident of Ashland since 1927.  Her husband, Powell W. Coburn , died in 1945. Surviving are two sons, Eugene P. Coburn, Los Angeles, Calif., and Douglas Ray Coburn, of Ashland; three daughters, Mrs. Ambress Adkins of Ashland, Mrs. Harold E. Lyon of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Elgin Murphy of Roanoke, Va.; one brother Joe Snavely of Lexington; one sister, Mrs. R. L. Amsbury of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the John Steen Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 14 June 1961

   
COLVIN, Bruce
1894-1961
Bruce Colvin, Local Resident, Dies Thursday
Bruce Colvin, 66, resident of this city, died in a local hospital Thursday, June 1, at  3:07 a.m. after an illness of nine weeks. The son of W,F,Colvin  and Katherine Reed Colvin, he was born at Manila, October 13, 1894. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Colvin was the chief engineer for Kentucky W.Va. Gas Company and had been an employee of that company for the past thirty-six years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Smith Colvin; two sons, Charles Colvin, Mt.View, Arkansas. Norman Colvin, Pikeville; two daughters, Irene Daniel, Tomahawk; Geneva Carter, Wheelwright; four brothers, Foster, Catlettsburg; Tollie, Dayton, Ohio; Dennis, Mt. Sterling; Halleck, Manila; one sister, Mrs. Foster Rigsby, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 3, from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with W. J. Duty and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Colvin Cemetery at Manila. PAINTSVILLE  HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 1961

   
CONLEY, Minnie (Burchwell)
1894-1961
Mrs. Minnie Conley, 66, resident of Van Lear, died at 6:58 p.m., Monday, June 26, in the Memorial Hospital at McDowell following a brief illness.  The daughter of the late George and Emma Hatfield Burchwell, she was born in Boyd County, November 7, 1894, and had resided at Van Lear and West Van Lear for the past fifteen years. Surviving are her husband, Ervin Conley; a son, Billy Eugene Conley, Van Lear; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Jean Campbell, Water Gap; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Webb, West Van Lear; Mrs. Smith Conley, Water Gap.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with James Lyons and Arthur Ramey as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the Conley Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 28, 1961

   
DANIELS, Allen
1878-1961
Allen Daniels Dies Thursday
Allen Daniels, 83, died Thursday, June 15, at his home at Thelma following a brief illness. The son of the late Dave and Katherine Burton Daniels, he was born in this county January 4, 1878, and had lived in the Thelma vicinity all of his life.  He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Davis Daniels; two sons, Ernest and Arnie Daniels, both of Thelma; two daughters, Mrs. Sallie Price, Woodbridge, Va.; Mrs. Elmer Daniels, Offutt; two brothers, Scott Daniels, Tutor Key; Alonzo Daniels, Van Lear; one sister, Mrs. Nora Daniels, Drift. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, from the Thelma School with Nim Sturgill, Tom Sammons and Sam Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 21, 1961

  
DIXON, Nancy Ann (Stanley)
1893-1961
Mrs. Nancy Ann Dixon, 67, resident of Wittensville, died in a local hospital at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 8, after an illness of three days. The daughter of J. B. and Susan Tomlin Stanley, she was born in Boyd County August 27, 1893, and had spent most of her life at Wittensville. Her husband, Willard Dixon, preceded her in death three years ago. Surviving are four sons, Arthur Dixon, Marion Ohio; Russell and Harold Dixon, both of Elgin, Ill.; Lloyd Dixon, Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Thelma Griffith, Dayton Ohio; Norma Morris, Mullins, W. Va.; Sadie Hunter, Estill, Ky.; Sue Harmon, Wittensville; one brother, George Stanely, Ironton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday from the Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 1961

  
ESTEP, Della (Cantrell)
1885-1961
Mrs. Della Cantrell Estep, 75, wife of Paris Estep of Flat Gap, died in a local hospital at 12:00 noon, Monday, June 12, after an illness of several months. The daughter of Henry and Frankie Salyer Cantrell, she was born in this county July 14, 1885, and had been a life-long resident of the Flat Gap community.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include besides her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Verna Salyer, Flat Gap; a sister, Lou Thomas, Flat Gap; a brother, Mace Cantrell, Fuget.  Also surviving are three grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conduted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Bethel Church with Lonza Reed as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Estep Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 1961

  
HENSLEY, Willie A.
1876-1961
Willie A. Hensley, 83, resident of this city, died in a local hospital Thursday, June 16, at 3:00 p.m., after an illness of five months. The son of the late Wes and Lorena Howard Hensley, he was born in Magoffin County November 6, 1876, and had lived in this city for the past thirty-two years.  Prior to his retirement, he worked as a miner and laborer. His wife, Elizabeth Hensley, preceded him in death November 17, 1954. Surviving are five sons, Jonas and Ted Hensley, Ashland; Clarence, David and Luther Hensley all of this city; two daughters, Lula Hensley and Mrs. Oma Dawson of this city; one brother, Johnny Hensley, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, with Henry Tackett and John Frank Ratliff as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery in this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN. 22, 1961

  
JENNINGS, Charles
1961
Former Meally Resident Dies June 9 At Drift
Charles Jennings, 55, of Drift, Ky., died at the McDowell Memorial Hospital, McDowell, Ky., Friday, June 9.  He was a victim of leukemia.  He was a former resident of Meally, but had resided in Drift since November, 1935.  He was employed by Turner Elkhorn Mining Co. of Drift until he was forced to retire due to illness. He was the son of the late Kanaugh and Cora Preston Jennings.  He was married to Nola Arrowood Jennings January 13, 1926, who survives.  Also surviving is a son, Bill Mack Jennings, who lives at home. He has five sisters, Mrs. Lydia Wetzel, Wellston, Ohio, Mrs. Cylstia Whitaker, Mansfield, O., Mrs. Effie Cantrell, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Davis, Meally, and Mrs. Virginia Daniels, Tomahawk. He is survived by three brothers, Lafe Jennings, Wellston, Ohio; Press Jennings, Van Lear, and Ocie Jennings, Paintsville. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for fourteen years. Funeral rites were conducted at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 11, at the Drift Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. O. I. Williams, Paintsville, and Rev. Grover Fannin, Van Lear, ministers of the United Baptist Church, officiating.  Singing by the Drift Singers.  Burial was made in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel, Ky., under direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home, Martin. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 28 June 1961

  
MCDOWELL, Ella (Wooten)
1961
Dies In Indiana
Mrs. Ella McDowell, 74, Albany, Inc., formerly of Van Lear died at Mount St. Mary Hospital June 1.  Mrs. McDowell had moved to Albany from Ashland, Ky., three weeks ago. Surviving are her husband, John; six daughters, Mrs. Anna Stephens of Ashland, Mrs. Gladys Stambaugh, Paintsville, Mrs. Edith Combo, Mrs. Esta Moore and Mrs. Bertha Davis, all of Albany; Mrs. Madge Vuchetich, of Ruston, La.; five sons, Frank of Dayton, O., Everett, James, Waldo and Ed, all of Hobart, Ind.; two brothers, William Wooten, Cleveland, and Everett Wooten, Waterloo; a sister, Mrs. Ida Hanks, Ashland, Ky., 31 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. McDowell was a member of the Ashland Christian Church for 40 years. Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday from the Alexander Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Thomas of Ashland.  Burial was made in the Alexander Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 14 June 1961

  
RICE, Francis Marion
1887-1961
Francis Maron Rice, 74, resident of Flat Gap, died in a local hospital at 11:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, after an illness of two months. The son of John E. and Mary Stapleton Rice, he was born in this county February 23, 1887, and had been a lifelong resident of the Flat Gap Community, where he was engaged in farming.  He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two brothers, Walter Rice, South Shore, Ky., Bruce Rice, Flat Gap; four sisters, Ollie Woodard, Portsmouth, Ohio; Bessie Rice and Rhoda Rice both of Flat Gap; Mrs. Fred Williams, Red Bush. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 29, from the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 1961

  
SPRADLIN, F. M.
1895-1961
F.M  Spradlin, 65, resident of Tomahawk, died at the house of Harlan Short, Georges Creek, at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, June 4, of a heart condition after a six years illness. The son of Pies and Mary Staley Spradlin, he was born December 13, 1895, at Boons Camp. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Frankie Spradlin, Marengo, O; Herbert Spradlin, Tomahawk, Henry Spradlin, Marion, Ohio; Russell Spradlin, Waldo, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Sizemore and Dixie Spradlin, Tomahawk; one brother Henry Spradlin, Florida, four sisters; Bertha Gillespie, Bruno, W.Va.; Mary Gillespie, Tomahawk, Nervie Baker, Tram; Lizzie Carr, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today from the Phillip Cove Free Will Baptist Church with Melvin Sesco as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tomahawk. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-7-1961

  
STAMBAUGH, Mintie (Sammons)
1889-1961
WELL-KNOWN COUNTY RESIDENT DIES WEDNESDAY
SERVICES SATURDAY FOR MRS. MINTIE STAMBAUGH
Mrs. Mintie Stambaugh,72, well-known resident of River, died at her home at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, after an illness of one year. The daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy Music Sammons, she was born in Johnson County January 22,1889 and had been a resident of River for the past forty-three years. She was a member of the Christian Church. She was married December 25,1909 at Meally to Joe Stambaugh, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Guy B. Meade Jr., of this city, Mrs. John M Preston,Ypsilanti, Michigan, one son, Joe Ned Stambaugh, Tutor Key, three brothers, John and Tom Sammons both of Meally, Martin Sammons, Thelma; three sisters, Mrs. Minerva Franklin, River, Mrs. Ben DeLong, Van Lear, Mrs. Leo Davis, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 10, from the home with S.C. Honeycutt, John Pommert and Edgar Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 6-14-1961

  
WALTERS, Luther
1908-1961
Luther Walters, 52, disabled veteran of Williamsport, died of a heart attack at 7:30 p.m., Sunday in a West Liberty hospital while en route to the Veterans Hospital in Lexington.  He had been ill for two months. The son of Lafe and Allie Wells Walters, he was born October 3, 1908, at Boons Camp and had lived at Williamsport for the past twenty-six years. Survivors include his wife, Erma Meek Walters; a son, Jimmie Walters, Williamsport, a brother, Jake Walters, King Addition; a sister, Erma Hayslett, Ashland.  Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., today from the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Flem Arrowood and Glen Arrowood as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 28 June 1961

  
WILLIAMS, Delia (Bailey)
1961
Mrs. Delia Williams, 76, died at 3:00 a.m., June 3, 1961, at the home of her son, D.C. Williams, Hendricks, KY. A native of Magoffin County she was the daughter of the late James and Emily Cole Bailey.  She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Warren Williams, preceded her in death in 1938. Survivors include another son, S. R. Williams, Marion, Ohio; One sister, Mrs. Jack Justice, Hager Hill; a brother, Clayborn Bailey, Lancer.  Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Salyersville with Walter Hooper, Charlie Lemaster and the pastor, Earl Ratliff as officiating ministers.   Burial was in the family cemetery at Hendricks. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.07 1961



JULY - 1961

BLEVINS, Rhoda A (Clark)
1883-1961
Mrs. Rhoda Alice Blevins,78, died at her home at Barnetts Creek at 11:00 a.m., Monday,  July 10, after an illness of three months. The daughter of the late William and Delilah Colvin Clark, she was born in Johnson  County May 15, 1883, and had resided at Barnetts Creek most of her life. Surviving are her husband Elzie Blevins; five sons, Pluma Blevins, Staffordsville; Calvin  C. and  Lazarus Blevins, Barnetts Creek; Herbert Blevins, Dayton, Ohio; Israel Blevins,  Louisville;  three daughters, Mrs. Runa Dye, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Rusha Dye, Alger,  Ohio; Mrs. Elsie King, Staffordsville. Also surviving are thirty-nine grandchildren and  forty great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today from the home with Lonza Reed as  officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. PAINTSVILLE   HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY-12-1961

    
BRICKLEY, Charles E.
1902-1961
Charles E. Brickley, 58, resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 12:45 p.m. Monday, July 24, after an illness of several months. The son of Edward and Lena Foit Brickley, he was born October 3,1902, at Elk Fork, Ohio. He had made his home at Van Lear for the past thirty-eight years, where he was employed as a miner. He was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Bougher Brickley, whom he married thirty-eight years ago, two sons, Paul Brickley, West Van Lear, Jerry Brickley, Ft. Benning Ga., two daughters, Mrs. James Ward, Van Lear, Mrs. Hobart Young, Wabash Indiana, three brothers, Glenden Brickley, Prestonburg, John Brickley, Van Lear, Everett Brickley, Ragland W.Va., one sister Dorothy Sammons, New Jersey. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27 from the First Church of God in this city with Thomas Reynolds and Walter Hooper as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-26-1961

    
HOWARD, Lee Sr.
1891-1961
DIES SUDDENLY OF HEART ATTACK
Lee Howard, Sr., 70, well-known resident of this city, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Washington Avenue at 11:15 p.m., Monday, July 3, 1961. The son of the late John and Fannie Cantrell Howard, he was born in Magoffin County January 15, 1891, and had resided in this city for thirty-seven years.  He worked as a painter and was a member of the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Montgomery Howard; two sons, Lee Howard, Jr., Chief of the Paintsville Fire Department; Paul Harrison Howard, assistant fire chief, both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Buell Williams, Mrs. Curtis Hickman, Miss Mary Hazel Howard, all of this city; Mrs. William L. Grimm, Ashland.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday from the Paintsville United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby, Cully Sparks and V. L. Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 5, 1961

    
JUSTICE, Lyda (Castle)
1874-1961
Lyda Justice Dies Sunday Following Stroke
Mrs. Lyda Justice, 87, former resident of Kerz, died at the Castle Fork Rest Home at 8:55 p.m., July 16, after suffering a stroke. She had been ill for the past seventeen months. The daughter of the late Henderson and Emaline Nickels Castle, she was born June 4, 1874, at Kerz and spent most of her life in that community. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, W.C. Justice, preceded her in death March 19, 1952. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Olga Green, Flat Gap; a brother, Harry Castle, Ashland, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great- grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with O.I. Williams as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Winifred. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUL 12 1961

    
KESTNER, Kenny Ray
1961
Second County Drowning Victim Of Year Perishes As Companion Attempts Rescue
Kenny Ray Kestner, 15, one of 14 children of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kestner, Paintsville, drowned yesterday in the Big Sandy River at approximately 2:00 p.m.  It was Johnson County’s second drowning of 1961 and occurred in almost the identical location where Roger Wells was drowned last year. Kestner and his brother Bobby, 16, and Tommy Murray, 16, plunged into the river after being scared by barking dogs.  Another companion, Randall Dawson, 14, who could not swim, ran along the river bank. Murray, of Paintsville, gave this account of the tragedy: We were swimming in the lake on the golf course when this lady told us to get out. We ran down to the river bank and sat around for a few minutes. “Me, Kenny, and Bobby dived in when we heard the dogs and started swimming toward the other side of the river.  I was about half way across when I heard Kenny screaming for help so I went back and tried to help him.  He almost pulled me under and then I heard Bobby yelling for help.  I left Kenny and swam to Bobby and managed to push him to a rock.  When I turned around I couldn’t find Kenny so I went on across the river and ran to the highway and stopped a car.  I told the man what happened and told him to call the fire department,” Murray said. In the meantime, Dawson had climbed to the top of the bank and ran onto the golf course to summon help.  He attracted the attention of three women, Mrs.George Branham, Mrs. Nancy Salisbury, and Mrs. Sid Garland, who were playing the No. 10 hold, which borders the river bank. The three woman ran to the scene and Mrs. Garland, who is a former life guard, dived in and swam to Bobby Kestner, who was still hanging grimly to the rock where Murray had shoved him.  Mrs. Garland, almost tired out before reaching the bank with Kestner, was aided by Mrs. Salisbury of Prestonsburg, who dived in to help. The drowning victim, was a sixth grader at Paintsville City Schools.  Survivors besides his parents, include seven sisters, Janette Mollett, Meally, Mary, Joyce, Nancy, Donna, Ethel, and Judy, all at home, and six brothers, Arville, Thealka, Delby, bobby, Roger, and Lorie, all at home, and Paul, who is stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Kestner home.  The body was taken from the Paintsville Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. today.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12 July 1961

    
LEMASTER, Sarah (Brown)
1876-1961
Mrs. Sarah Lemaster,85, well-known resident of Volga, died in a local hospital at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 24, after an illness of five days. The daughter of the late Larkin and Elizabeth Lewis Brown, she was born in Floyd County, Febuary 29, 1876. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She married Eleazer Lemaster who preceded her in death March 25, 1924. Her second marriage was to Thomas Lemaster who died March 28, 1960. Surviving children by her first marriage include a son, John Lemaster, City; six daughters, Mrs. R.C. Lyon, King Addition; Mrs. Frankie Crum, Glen Rock, N.J.; Mrs. Sunie Picklesimer, Woodstock, Ohio; Mrs. Blanche Reed, Stoutsville, Ohio; Mrs. Georgia Brown, Larue, O.; Mrs. Edna McKenzie, Volga. Also surviving are two sisters. Mrs. Edd Moore, West Van Lear, and Mrs. Abbie Hitchcock, Volga. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday from the Cannons Chapel Church at Volga with Rev. C.W. White and Rev. Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-2-1961

    
MEEK, Shade
1906-1961
Shade Meek, 55, retired miner of Tomahawk, died at his home at 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 4, after an illness of several years. The son of LaFan and Teletha Ward Meek, he was born at Boons Camp March 11, 1906. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Swain Meek; two sons, Eugene Meek, Columbus, Ohio; Roger Meek, Tomahawk; six daughters, Mrs. Irene Mollett, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Yvonne Price, Staffordsville; Mrs.Peggy Osborne, Grundy, Va.; Gloria Meek, Nancy Sue Meek, and Carrie Lee Meek, all at home; four brothers, Arbie Meek, Indianapolis, Ind.; Grover Meek, Springfield, Ohio; Birdie Meek, Lexington, Jim Meek, Boons Camp; Mrs. Addie Boyd and Mrs. Erma Walters both of Williamsport; Miss Alma Meek, of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, from the home with Mack Provence as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Meek Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 1961

    
PHELPS, Mabel Irene (Chatman)
1902-1961
Services Held Today For Mabel Phelps
Mrs. Mabel Irene Phelps 68, resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital Monday, July 3, after an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Isaac Chatman and the late Harlan Chatman, she was born in Lawrence County July 31, 1902, and had been a resident of Van Lear for the past forty years.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Sam Phelps, whom she married in Paintsville August 24, 1921; three sons, Ernest and Robert Phelps, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Sam Phelps, Jr., Sterling, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Walters, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Mrs. Virginia Cleo Cantrell, Hager Hill.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: John Chatman, California; Paul, Mack and Earl Chatman and Mrs. Roberta Flannigan, Sciotoville, Ohio; Harold Chatman, Woodland, Calif.; Mrs. Garnet Fletcher, Yalo, Calif., and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today from the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Phelps family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5 July 1961 

    
PRICE, Robert W.
1892-1961
Services Monday For Bob Price Of Davis Branch
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m., at the home at Davis Branch for Robert W. “Bob” Price, 69, who died at his home at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, July 30, after and illness of two days. The son of the late C. C. and Addie Davis Price, he was born in this county June 13, 1892, and had resided at Davis Branch practically all of his life. He is survived by a number of relatives including several cousins. Services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Hall.  Burial was in the Davis Branch Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 2, 1961

    
SALYER, Columbus
1876-1961
Columbus Salyer, 84, retired farmer of Sitka, died in a local hospital at 1:00 a.m., Monday, July 10, following a six years’ illness. The son of the late Ephriam and Ann Salyer Salyer, he was born in this county August 12, 1876.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Salyer Salyer, whom he married August 16, 1927; three sons, Hodley Salyer, Lexington; Norman Salyer, Columbus, O.; Miltie Salyer, Sitka; two daughters, Zellie Ramey, Columbus, O.; Cova McKenzie, Sitka; one brother, Austin Salyer, Thealka; Lizzie Salyer, Flat Gap.   Also surviving are twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., today from the Bethel United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Lonza Reed as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Grim Cemetery at Franks Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12 July 1961

    
VANHOOSE, James Herschel
1961
Rescue workers dragging the Big Sandy River near here Tuesday recovered the body of James Herschel Vanhoose, 45, of Louisa, who drowned when a boat capsized Monday afternoon. The workers continued to search for a nephew of Vanhoose, Johnny Maynard, 23, also of Louisa, who also apparently drowned in the accident. Vanhoose’s body was recovered by two unidentified employees of the Kentucky Power Co., who were fishing below the lock and dam on the Big Sandy when the boat overturned in the turbulent water Monday. The Louisa Civil Defense unit and the Pikeville and Paintsville-Johnson County Rescue Squads are taking part in the operations.  The Floyd County Rescue Squad is scheduled to join in the search Wednesday. The units discontinued operation at nightfall Tuesday but were to return early Wednesday. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 19 July 1961

   
WITTEN, Hobert
1898-1961
Hobert “Chip” Witten, prominent county resident, died in a local hospital at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, of a heart attack following a week’s illness. The son of William and Dullcenia Wells Witten, he was born November 6, 1898, at Sitka.  He had been a lifelong resident of that community where he was a well-known merchant and at the time of his death was operating a grocery store.  He formerly operated several truck mines in that vicinity.  He was a member of the Sitka Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Akers Witten, whom he married at Stambaugh March 20, 1920. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Hobert Witten, Jr., Sitka; two sisters, Lizzie Short, Springfield, Ohio; Eunice Witten, Greenup County; two grandchildren, Hobert Dean Witten and Kathy Witten; three uncles, Chester and Tom Witten both of Sitka; Arlin Wells, Van Lear; three aunts, Mrs. Doll Rice, Stambaugh, Mrs. Rose Patrick, Meally; Mrs. Lucy Hill, King Addition. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday from the home with J. H. Short and Spurgeon Honeycutt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 26 July 1961

   
WITTEN, W.A.
1914-1961
W.A Witten 47,drowned at 11:30 a.m. July 24 in the Blue Lake at Lake Wales,Flordia. The son of Minnie Rice Witten of Wittensville  and the late Argales Witten was born at Wittensville Janurary 21,1914. He had lived at Lak Wales for the past eight years where he was a contractor on housing projects.He was a member of  the Methodist Church. He was married April 10,1937 to Alpharetta LeMaster Witten, who survives.Also surviving are a son Rev.Dean Witten,Delaware,Ohio;a daughter Sue Witten,Lake Wales Flordia;three brothers Argales Witten Jr. and Russell Witten,Lake Wales,Flordia; Jack Witten Sebring Florida; Two sisters Mrs.Edith Saddler,Harold; Mrs.Vivan Bayes,Wittensville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., at the Methodist Church at Wittensville with Rev.C.W. White as officiating minister.Burial was in the Witten Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Hearld Thursday August 2,1961



AUGUST - 1961

BLAIR, Homer Jr.
1927-1961
Homer Blair, Jr., 34, resident of Oil Springs, died suddenly at 3:00 a.m., August 24, at the home of Homer and Pearlie Crace Blair. Born February 4, 1927, in Hornhouse, W. Va., he had lived at Oil Springs most of his life.  He was formerly employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. His wife preceded him in death seven years ago. Survivors include a son, Leonard Larry Blair, Oil Springs; a daughter, Linda Darlene Blair, Oil Springs; three brothers, James Harold Blair, U.S. Army, Germany; Ernest Leon Blair, Melvin Everett Blair all of Oil Springs; five sisters, Mrs. Lillian Conley, Lobella Mae Baldwin, Josephine Conley, Ruth Ann Conley and Carolina Sue Bailey, all of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, with Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8/30/1961

    
BLAIR, William Franklin
1882-1961
William Franklin Blair, 78, died at his home at Barnetts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 26, after an illness of six months. He was born November 27, 1882, in this county, the son of the late Britton F. and Lucilila Conley Blair.  He had resided most of his life at Barnetts Creek where he engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Norcie Ratliff Blair; three daughters, Ruie Jackson, Oil Springs; Flossie Blair, Barnetts Creek; Alma Spradlin, Denver; two sisters, Sarah Spradlin, Paintsville; Rose Ratliff, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday at the Green Valley School with Scott Castle and Charles Lemaster as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 30 August 1961

    
BOWENS, Erma Lee
1943-1961
RITES HELD SATURDAY FOR ERMA LEE BOWENS
Erma Lee Bowens, 17, was drowned Wednesday, August 30, while swimming near the dam in Dewey Lake. She was a resident of Sitka, and a daughter of Albert and Janorah Collins Bowens. The victim accompanied only by a girl friend, Sharon O’Banion of South Bend, Ind., suffered cramps while in water beyond her depth, it was reported. Her companion’s cries for help failed to bring rescuers in time to save the girl’s life. The drowning took place about 1:45 p.m. The search began soon afterward, and at 3:55 members of the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad found the body in about 12 feet of water, less than 20 feet from shore. It was the first drowning of the year at Dewey Lake. Four Johnson Countians have met death this year by drowning, two in the Big Sandy River north of Paintsville. Erma Lee was born October 10,1943 at Williamsport and had been in a resident of Sitka for 15 years. Surviving besides her parents are four brothers, Robert, Arnold, Dennis, and Donnie and five sisters, Garnet, Mabel, Beulah, Shirley and Kathy all at home. Funeral services were held at the home. Officiating ministers were Irvin Castle and Raymond Dale. The Sitka Quartet sang several numbers. Burial was in the family cemetery in Martin County. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-6-1961

    
BROWN, C. H. "Lum"
1881-1961
C. H. "Lum" Brown, 80, resident of this city, died suddenly at his home on West Third Street Thursday morning, August 24. He was born in this county April 9, 1881, the son of the late Foster and Nancy Jane Hill Brown and was well know  throughout this county where he had lived all of his life. Prior to his retirement he was an employee of Williams Grocery Company. His wife, Minda May Jayne Brown, preceded him in death April 29, 1958. Surviving are a brother, Haston Brown, Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Samantha Holbrook, Red Bush; Mrs. Manda Pennington, Portsmouth, o.; Mrs. Scythe Pennington, Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. C. C. Hall as officiating ministers. Burial was  in the Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug. 30, 1961

   
CARPENTER, Anna (Gibson)
1911-1961
Anna Carpenter Of Swamp Branch Dies Saturday
Mrs. Anna Marie Carpenter, 48, died at her home at Swamp Branch, Saturday, August 19, following an illness of several months. The daughter of Lee and Cassie Gibson, she was born at Oil Springs, April 20, 1911. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Dudley Carpenter; a son, Leander Carpenter, Swamp Branch; three daughters, Opal Jean Marshall, Stockbridge, Michigan; Okie May Conley and Virginia Marshall, both of Swamp Branch; one brother, Jack Gibson, Lima, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Allgood and Mrs. Dorothy Holbrook both of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Shirley Maganus and Mrs. Halley Senters both of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., at Swamp Branch at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Okie May Conley.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald 23 August 1961

    
CASTLE, Lewis
1881-1961
Lewis Castle, 80, resident of this city, died in a local hospital Saturday, August 19, after an illness of three months. The son of the late Thomas J. and Lydia Blevins Castle, he was born in this county February 3, 1881, and had been a lifelong resident of this city.  He was a retired merchant of Greentown. His wife, Burbridge Brown Castle, preceded him in death October 20, 1951. Survivors include a son, Jack Castle, City; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Wheeler and Mrs. Ruth Lyons both of this city; Mrs. Dorothy Auxier, Madison, Indiana; three brothers, Gar Castle and Elbert "Buddy" Castle, Sr., both of this city; Millard Castle, Winona, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Davis of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the home with Rev. C. C. Hall as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 23, 1961

    
DANIEL, Luther
1880-1961
Luther Daniel, 81, lifelong resident of River, died in a local hospital at 6:45 a.m., Friday, August 18, 1961, following a two-years’ illness. The son of the late Flem and Mary Jane Brown Daniel, he was born at River October 9, 1880.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Savillar Preston Daniel, preceded him in death April 26, 1956. Survivors include a son, Jay Daniel, River; seven daughters, Mrs. Tava Phillips, Mrs. Tilda Preston, Mrs. Mary Meek, and Mrs. Goldia Castle, all of River; Mrs. Mandy Stapleton, Mrs. Roberta Van Hoose and Mrs. Gladys Stapleton, all of tutor Key; a sister, Mrs. Mary Arrowood, Boons Camp.  Also surviving are fifty-seven grandchildren, seventy-one great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the River United Baptist Church with Flem Arrowood, Glen Arrowood, Leonard Arrowood, Foster Rigsby, and Winfrey Meek as officiating ministers.  Mr. Daniel’s grandsons served as pallbearers.  Burial was in the Daniel’s Cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Aug. 23, 1961

    
EVANS, Lydia
1889-1961
Lydia Evans Rites Held here Sunday Mrs.Lydia Evans, 72, resident of west Van Lear, died Friday August 11 at 7:50 a.m. in a local hospital. The daughter of James H and Mary Woods Evans,she was born in this county May 5, 1889.She had resided at West Van Lear for the past two years and was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving is a son, Ray Evans, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m.,Sunday from the Third Street Church with Walter Hooper, F.S. Van Hoose and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday August 16,1961

    
GRIFFITH, William Marion
1876-1961
William Marion Griffith, 84, died at his home at Lowmansville at 7:45 p.m., Thursday, August 17. The son of the late Erwin and Matilda Debord Griffith, he was born in this county November 4, 1876, and had been a lifelong resident of Lowmansville.  He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Griffith; two sons, Jay Griffith, Lowmansville; Paul Griffith, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. David Rose, Cedarville, Ohio; a sister Mrs. Charley Young, Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Church of God, Lowmansville, with Green Allen and Moses Kitchen as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 August 1961

    
MUSIC, A. L. "Link"
1890-1961
Rites Conducted Here Thursday For A. L. Music
A.L. “Link” Music, 70, died suddenly Thursday, August 15, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Katherine Dale, Sitka.  He was the uncle of Jack Music, State Trooper of this city. A miner by occupation, he was born October 1, 1890, the son of the late John Wesley and Mary Ellen Castle Music. Surviving are four sons; William Music, Detroit, Michigan; A. L. Music, Jr., London, England; Ed Music, California; Richard Music; one daughter, Mrs. June Antle, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Carroll, Columbus, Ohio.  Also surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Julia Music, McDowell; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Bridie Castle, McDowell, and Mrs. Lydia Husky, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 17, at the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston and Irvin Castle as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Sitka Singers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday August 23, 1961 INSERT TO OBITUARY: The two step-daughters, listed in the Obituary for A.L.Music should read step-sisters, they are from his father's second marriage to Julia VanHoose.

    
PACK, E. L.
1895-1961
E.L. Pack, 66, well known resident of Collista, died in a local hospital at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, of cancer following an eight months’ illness.  He was co- owner of the Big Sandy Motor Company of this city.  The son of George and Alwida Preston Pack, he was born April 7, 1895, at Williamsport and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  He was first married to Nola Daniels Pack, who preceded him in death July 11, 1959.  He was later married to Mrs. Willa Jane Price Pack, who survives.  Surviving children by his first marriage are two sons, Paul and Edgar Pack both of this city five daughters, Mrs. Neva Blair and Mrs. Dorothy Daniels, both of Williamsport; Mrs. Marie Preston, Thelma; Mrs. Erma Lainhart, Richmond, Ky.; Mrs. Maxine Wells, Sidney, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Goldia Hoschar, Williamsport; four brothers, Walter Pack and Herb Pack, both of Williamsport; Gaylord Pack, Paintsville; Arnold Pack, Morehead.  Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Winfrey Meek, Glen Arrowood, Flem Arrowood and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Active pallbearers were Forrest Mollett, Charlie Mollett, Chester Collins, Emery Cantrell and Granville Butcher.  Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug. 23, 1961

    
POWELL, Earl S.
1897-1961
Earl S Powell, 63, well-known resident of this city, died in a local hospital Friday morning, August 25, from the effects of a stroke four months ago. The son of  the late homas W.and Kate Colley Powell, he was born November 18,1897 in Carter County.He had resided in Paintsville most of his life and was a widely known merchant of this section as he and his brother Glenn, formely owned and operated the Quality Grocery on West Third Street for many years.He was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Survivors include besides his brother Glenn Powell of this city,a sister, Mrs.Mildred Kirk also of this city, and a brother Colley Powell of New York. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday atthe Mayo Methodist Church with Revs. M.R Thomason, C.C. Hall and C.F Allen officiating. Active pallbearers were R.L.Slone,Byrd Cox,C.C. Williams, Lewis Prichard, Walter Meek,Robert Gunning, Escom Chandler and Deward Kazee. Honorary pallbearers were Harry LaViers, Dr.A.D. Slone, C.H. Vincent, Marvin Atkinson, Ray Evans, Isaac McFaddin,Otto Pratt, Russell Hagar,Leonard Arrowood,Jr.,Oscar Evans, J.G. Newman, Jack Kincheloe, Henry Evans, V.S. Williams, James Pratt, R.C Lyon, Charles Williams, William Litton and Wilbur Daniels. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday August 30,1961

    
RATLIFF, Press
1892-1961
Press Ratliff, 69, retired miner of Collista, died at his home at 8:20 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, after an extended illness. The son of the late Bud and Lou Collins Ratliff, he was born May 22, 1892, and had been a lifelong resident of the county. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. His first wife Ollie Ratliff preceeded him in death February 24, 1952. His second wife, Dollie Gullett Ratliff, survives, also surviving are two sons, James and ZRece Ratliff, both of Taylor, Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. E.W. Hall, Allen Park, Michagan; Mrs. James Fairchilds, Taylor, Michigan; Mrs. Woodrow Fisher, Ypilant, Michigan; a brother, Jess Ratliff, Chillicothe, Ohio; six half brothers, Virgil, Earl, and Den Ratliff of this city; Russell Ratliff, Wayne Michigan; Ervin Ratliff, Oregon; Dick Ratliff,  Dayton, Ohio; three halllf sisters, Mrs. Jessie Van Hoosse, Thealka; Mrs.  Emma Van Hoose, Paintsville; Miss Margaaaaret Ratliff, Thealka. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great grand children. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 2, from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Claude Preston and C.C. Hall as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Denver.Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-6-1961

    
SALYERS, Sarah J (Kessinger)
1879-1961
Mrs. Sarah Jane Salyers, 81, resident of Flatwoods, died Wednesday morning, August 9, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, following a nine days’ illness. The daughter of Silas and Elizabeth Minix Kessinger, she was born at Salyersville December 6, 1879, and prior to moving to Flatwoods two years ago had resided at West Van Lear.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married in 1900 to Charles Salyers, who preceded her in death December 24, 1958. Survivors include a son, Chester Salyers, Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Smith, Flatwoods; Mrs. Ida Dixon, Warsaw, Indiana; two brothers, Newt Kessinger Cleveland, O.; Miles Kessinger, Fort Wayne, Indiana; three sisters, Mrs. Sophia Conley, Beaver, Ohio; Mrs. Bertha Van Hoose, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Eula Davis, Ashland.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Walter Hooper and Earl Rowland as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 16 August 1961

    
STAFFORD, Carl
1873-1961
Carl Stafford, 88, died at 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, at his home on Second Street after a long illness.  A former Paintsville merchant, he had been a resident of the county all his life, and was a member of an old prominent family. He was born March 25, 1873, a son of the late George and Susan Turner Stafford. Surviving are his wife, Maxie Fairchild Stafford, and two sons, Byron Stafford, Raceland, Ky., Carl Stafford, Jr., Brooksville, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Lura Moore, West Prestonsburg, Mrs. Fronie Caudill, Chandlerville, Mrs. Mae Fern Hale, Lexington, and Miss Iris Janet Stafford and Miss Pansy Ruth Stafford, at home. He is also survived by one brother, William Stafford of Cynthiana, Ohio, and one half-brother, Ballard Stafford of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home.  Officiating ministers are Rev. M. R. Thomason and Rev. W. L. Hooper. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 23 August 1961

    
STAPLETON, Sandy
1882-1961
Funeral services for Sandy Stapleton, 79, Volga resident, who died at his home August 14 at 12:30 p.m. will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, at the home with Vern Conley as officiating minister. A lifelong resident of Volga, he was born September 28, 1882, the son of Edward and Sarah Burchett Stapleton.  A well-known farmer of that community, he also served as jailer of Johnson County from 1954 through 1957. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Brown Stapleton, whom he married at Sitka August 1902, six sons, Noah, Dan, Ray Mitchell, Tom and Rex Stapleton, all of Volga; two daughters, Pearlie Hines, Hammond, Wis.; Virgie Stapleton, Volga; one brother, Crate Stapleton, Volga. Burial will be in the Stapleton Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 16 August 1961

    
WALTER, Guffie C.
1898-1961
Guffie C. Walter, 63, a son of the late Lafayette and Nannie Daniels Walter, and a brother of Mrs. Ervin Wallen of Williamsport, died Thursday in the Veterans’ Hospital in Huntington, following an illness of 13 years. He was a retired welder and had lived in Ashland 41 years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and veteran of World War II. He was born March 26, 1898 in Johnson County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Garnet Walter of Ashland; two daughters, one foster son, Mrs. Wallen and four brothers, Dr. C. B. Walter of San Antonio, Texas, Ralph W. of Lawton, W. Va., and Dean E. Walter, Ashland, and also two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 7, and burial was in Ashland Cemetery.  Graveside military rites were conducted by members of the American Legion Post No. 78. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 16 August 1961

    
WELCH, U. G.
1872- 1961
U. G. Welch, 89, known as "Uncle Liss" died at 2:50 pm Sunday August 27, at the home of his daughter Mrs Howard Kazee, at Concord. He had been ill for many years and had been confined to his bed for several months. He was a member of one of the county's oldest families. His father was the late Thomas Jefferson Welch, whose parents came from Virginia to settle at the mouth of Daniels Creek. His mother was Jane Spears, a member of a pioneer family. An industrious man he was a good neighbor and one of the most respected citizens. He had lived all his life at Concord where he followed farming as an occupation in the river bottom acres of the old Welch farm. He was born 25, 1872 In early life he was married to Sarah S. Well who preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Dewey Welch. Columbia, Mo, Elbridge Welch, Elk Grove California, WM T Welch, Garden City NY., two daughters, Mrs Ernest Neal, Concord and Mrs Howard Kazee. He is also survived by an aged brother, John Welch of Concord. Funeral Services will be 2:00p.m., in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home by the Rev C. W. White an the Rev. C. Hall Burial will be in the Welch family cemetery in Concord. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-30-1961

    
WELLS, Ireland
1885-1961
Ireland Wells, 76, well-known resident of Johns Creek, died in a local hospital at 2:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, after an illness of three years. The son of the late David and Julia Katharine Perry Wells, he was born in this county January 15, 1885, and had been a lifelong resident of the Johns Creek community. He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked as a miner prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Alma Hyden Wells; six sons, Bill Wells, Van Lear; Jack Wells, Paintsville; Ernest and Darwin Wells, both of Cleveland, Ohio; Arlie Wells, Fairborn, Ohio; Frankie Wells, Van Lear; seven daughters, Mrs. Mildred Panosky, Princeton, W.Va.; Mrs. June Trimble and Mrs. Thelma Fish, Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Pack, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Sue Hopson and Mrs. Judy Napier, Ada, Ohio; Miss Sharon Wells, Van Lear; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Hall, Paintsville; Mrs. Rose Patrick, Meally. Also surviving are thirty-four grandchildren, and twelve great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m.; Sunday, August 20, at the Philadelphia Church of Christ with S. C. Honeycutt, J. H. Short and Cecil Sherman as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 23, 1961

   
WELLS, William G.
1871-1961
William G. Wells, 90, a member of one of the county's oldest pioneer families, died at 5:15 Saturday, August 12, at his home at Boones Camp after an illness of two years. He was born February 15, 1871, a son of the late M.L.K. and Exer Meek Wells, and had been a resident of the Boones Camp vicinity his entire life. He was a merchant by occupation, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mae Wells, five sons, Prince Wells, Wayne, W. Va., Kermit and John P. Wells, Dayton, Ohio, Marcus Wells, Tomahawk, Ky., and Frank M. Wells, Boones Camp, three daughters, Mrs. Willa Mae Ward, Boones Camp, Mrs. Garnet Crabtree, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Oliver Bollheimer, Lexington, Kentucky. Also one sister, Mrs. Goldie Duncan, Dayton, O., and two brothers, M.L. Wells and Ed Wells, both of Boones Camp. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, at the Wells Chapel, by the Reverend C. W. White. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boones Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG 16 1961

   
WHEELER, Alma (Walters)
1890-1961
Mrs. Alma Wheeler, 71, a native of Martha, Ky., died Thrusday in Frankfort at the  home of a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Gilbert, Jr., following an extended illness. She was born March 13, 1890, a daughter of the late Shade and Martha Seagraves Walters.  Her husband, T. V. Wheeler, preceded her in death in 1937.  She was a member of the Baptist  Church. Survivors include two sons, Walter and Earl Wheeler, Ashland; three brothers, Glen  Walters, Chillicothe, Ohio; E. W. Walters, Portsmouth, O.; Bruce Walters, of Columbus, O.;  two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Walters, Radford, Va.; and Mrs. Ethel Coriell of Portsmouth; nine  grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, and burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland,  Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 30, 1961

   
WHITTAKER, Tan
1889-1961
Tan Whittaker, 71, died at 8:10 a.m., August 26, in a local hospital. He suffered a stroke about one year ago from which he never recovered. A retired C. & O. railway employee, he completed 38 years of service for the company in 1959. He had been a resident of West Van Lear for 34 years. He was born Dec. 9, 1889 in Floyd County, one of the 18 children of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Whittaker, who migrated to the Little Paint section from the Carolinas nearly one hundred years ago. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving is his wife, Nora Martin Whittaker, to whom he was married Oct. 11, 1913 at Bonanza, Ky. Other survivors are two sons, Earl J. and Jackie of Dayton, Ohio, four daughters, Mrs. Mabel Blair, Jenkins, Ky; Mrs. Larue May, West Van Lear; Mrs. Ethel Tevis, Van Lear; Mrs. Grace Thomas, Cincinnati, Ohio; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, also three brothers, Frank Whittaker, West Van Lear, Tom Whittaker, Waverly, Ohio; Cleveland Whittaker, Whittaker, Ky.; six sisters, Mrs. Cora Kindle, Saginaw, Mich.; Mrs. Marie Blair, Leander, Mrs. Laura Robinson, Ashland; Mrs. Dora Blair, West Van Lear; Mrs. Polly Johnson, Hartley, Ky.; and Miss Clara Whittaker, Whittaker, Ky. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 28, at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear. Officiating ministers were the Rev. Frank Arms, Rev. Elza Banks, and Rev. Jim Trimble. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whittaker, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG 30 1961

   
WILLIAMS, Raymond D.
1924-1961
An accident on the plant of the Delco Marine Products Company, Dayton, Ohio, caused the death of Raymond Douglas Williams, 37, Wednesday, August 30. According to reports Williams, plant foreman and former Johnson Countian, died within a few minutes after being stuck by a piece of  the furnace following an explosion. The son of Taylor Williams and the late Gladys Frazier Williams, he was born June 26, 1924, at Elna and had made his home in Dayton for fifteen years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving besides his father are his wife, Mrs. Bernice Marcum Williams; a son, Randall Ray, age 5, and a daughter, Lila Gwendolyn, age 10; four brothers, Gary Williams, Dayton, O., Lowell Williams, U. S. Army, Massachusetts; Paul and Garrell Williams, both of Elna; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Susan Burchett, Medway, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Kathern Wells, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Dixie Mae VanHoose, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed, V. L. Pelphrey and Arthur Preece as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Elna. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1961

   
YATES, Chat
1897-1961
Chat Yates, 63, well-known resident of Oil Springs, died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Billie Adkins, Dayton, Ohio, at 10:10 p.m., Saturday, August 12. The son of w. C. and Cora Johnson Yates, he was born in this county October 19, 1897. and had resided at Oil Springs most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was employed as an electrician. Surviving besides his daughter are his wife, Mrs. Jewel Meade Yates; one son, Howard C. "Rusty" Yates, Oil Springs; three other daughters, Mrs. Douglas Stapleton. Flat Gap, Mrs. Wendell Bayes, Oil Springs, Mrs. Max Wuthee, Greensboro, N. C. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday at the Oil Springs Methodist Church with W. C. White and John Collins as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery.

   
YOUNG, Eva (Wiley)
1961
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church for Eva Young, 72, who died in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, at 2:10 a.m., Thursday, August 17. A native of Lawrence County, she had been a resident of Mechanicsburg for the past nine years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Ulyses. Survivors include four sons, William A. Young, Cable, Ohio; Liss Young, Plant City, Florida; Hood Young, Sandusky, Ohio; Morse Young, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.  Four daughters, Mrs. Woodrow kelly, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Fannie Crabtree, Huntington, W. VA.; Mrs. Clarence Scarberry, Lesage, W. VA.; Mrs. Jesse Church, Collins, Ohio; one brother, Shird Wiley. Louisa. Services were conducted by Bruce Daniel and burial was in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 23, 1961



SEPTEMBER - 1961

BAYES, Life
1870-1961
Life Bayes, 90, retired farmer of Fuget, died at his home at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, after an extended illness. The son of the late William and Sally Pelphrey Bayes, he was born in this county December 1, 1870, and had spent all of his life in the Fuget vicinity. His first wife, Martha Cantrell Bayes, preceded him in death November 27, 1947.  His second marriage was to Rinda Gilliam Bayes, who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rosslyn Williams, Elna; one grandson; two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the Cuba United Baptist Church with J. T. Bailey, John Scott Williams and V. L. Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Elna. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 20, 1961 

   
BOWEN, George
1856-1961
Funeral Services were conducted at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp at 2:00 p.m. Thursday for 105-year old George Bowen, Williamsport, one of the county’s oldest residents, who died in a local hospital at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday. September 6 after an illness of two weeks. Death was caused by a stroke suffered two weeks earlier. The son of the late Daniel and Cynthia Millett Bowen, he was born February 14,1856 at Boons Camp and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Surviving are two sons, John Bowen, Ashland, Jessie Bowen, Blackberry City W. Va., six daughters, Mrs. Effie Collins, Boons Camp, Mrs. Lydia Spellman, Ohio, Miss Gracie Bowen, Williamsport, Mrs. Cynthia Ward, Ohio, Mrs. Dixie Hale, Wabash Ind., also surviving are 44 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren, and 42 great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted by Nim Sturgill and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 9-13-1961

    
CAMPBELL, Barbara Sue
1935-1961
Mrs. Barbara Sue Campbell, 26, resident of New Lebanon, Ohio, died in a local hospital Friday, September 8, following a brief illness. The daughter of Dan and Sybil Blair Powers of Van Lear, she was born June 30, 1935 at Van Lear. She had resided in New Lebanon for the past three years. Surviving are her husband, Malcom Keith Campbell; two daughters, Anita Kay Campbell and an infant daughter both at home; two brothers, William Ray Powers, Dayton, Ohio; Charles Powers, Wabash, Ind; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Ward and Mrs. June Marshall, Dayton, O. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Moses Kitchen as officiating minister. Burial was in the Hager Hill Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEP 13 1961

    
CASTLE, Minnie Mae
1939-1961
Miss Minnie Mae Castle, 22, resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, died at 10:30 a.m., September 2, in a hospital in Cincinnati. The daughter of Burns and Ruby Church Castle, she was born January 6, 1939, at Thealka and had lived in Cincinnati for the past nine years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving besides the parents is a sister, Janet Sue Castle, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 7, from the home of Alfred Church, Jr., at Tutor Key with Scott Castle as officiating minister. Burial was in the Church family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald 13 September 1961

   
CASTLE, Verner
1909-1961
Verner Castle, 52, died at his home Route 1, Louisa, at 9:30 p,m, Friday, September 22, after an illness of eleven weeks. The son of Dan and Loucina Ward Castle he was born in Johnson County December 9, 1909, and had lived in Louisa for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a radio and television technician. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Vanhoose Castle, whom he married thirty-two years ago; three brothers, Everett and James Hobert Castle, both of Wharton, W. Va.; Ermel Castle, Bandy Town, W. Va.; four sisters, Meya McCloud, Collista Dorothy Hunt, Wharton, W. Va. Sylvia Stacy, Springfield, Ohio, Fannie Pruitt, Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Millard Van Hoose and Bird WEbb as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery Route 1, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY  Sept. 27, 1961   

   
CRIDER, Larry F.
1961
Larry F. Crider, 23, of Lexington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Crider, formerly of East Point, was drowned Sunday in Herrington Lake. His body was recovered by a dragging crew about noon Monday. The victim is reported to have been thrown from a speedboat. A companion Charles Stinnett, also drowned in the mishap. A witness Bob Smith of Lexington, said he saw two men strruggling in the water and the boat running unmanned on the lake. Smith said the men's boat cut the rope of a water skier, but that neither the skier or the operator of that boat nor the skier could reach the two men in time to help them. Crider was a policeman in Lexington. He was born at East Point, but the family had been living in Lexington for several years. He is survived by his parents, and two brothers. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Crider of West Van Lear, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Combs of Little Paint, Floyd County. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-6-1961

   
DANIEL, Earl C.
1909-1961
Earl C. Daniel, 62, died in a Woodville, Pa., hospital Tuesday, September 19, after an extended illness.  He was a brother of Mrs. Jess Songer of this city. The son of the late Edgar and Frona Lemaster Daniel, he was born in Boyd County January 26, 1909, and had made his home in Pitcairn, Pa., for the past 16 years, where he was employed as a freight conductor for a railway company. A brother, Walter Daniel, preceded him in death in 1931. Surviving, besides his sister, are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Slone Daniel; a son, James Earl Daniel, Huntington, W.Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Fulp, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Lois McCoy, Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Simon Daniel, Glenville, W.Va.; Hubert Daniel, West Union, W.Va.; Buel Daniel, Allegan, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday from the First Christian Church in this city, the pastor, Rev. John Pommert, officiating. Pallbearers were Elmo Slone, Chester McClure, Ruel McClure, Leonard Arrowood, Jr., Doug McClure and Scott Conley. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 27, 1961

   
DANIELS, E.B. "Eb"
1893-1961
E. B. “Eb” Daniels, 68, died suddenly of a heart attack at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, while mowing the lawn at his home at Auxier. The son of the late Joe H. and Elizabeth Boyd Daniels, he was born in Lawrence County August 18, 1893, and had lived at Auxier for the past forty-eight years, where he worked as a miner prior to his retirement.  He was a member of East Point Lodge 657 F. & A. M. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Mayo Daniels; a son, William J. Daniels, Meally; two daughters, Mrs. Alice M. Copley, Auxier; Mrs. Elizabeth Ball, Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Frank Daniels, East Point; four sisters, Mrs. Levi Johnson, Thelma; Mrs. Estil Travis, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Gail Nowlin, Dearborn, Michigan; Mrs. Garvin Blanton, Chillicothe, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:50 p.m., Friday, September 29, at the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Stratton Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 4, 1961

   
FLETCHER, Callie
1898-1961
Callie Fletcher, 63, died at 12:30 p.m., September 20, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Homer Castle, Main Street, a victim of cancer after an illness of ten months. The son of Smith and Melvina Montgomery Fletcher, he was born at Ivyton, April 12, 1898. He had been a resident of this city most of his life and was a painter by occupation. Surviving are a brother, Lacy Fletcher, Swamp Branch; two sisters, Julia Adams, Salyersville; June Fletcher, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday from the Collista Free Will Baptist Church with Adus Montgomery, John Mayhew and Adrian Davis as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Active pallbearers were Harold, Frank and Harry Adams, Homer Castle, Albert Blanton and Hershell Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Hershell Patrick, Dennis Picklesimer, William Bill Blair, Hershell Weddington, Sherman Hackworth and Henry Seagraves. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ivyton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-27-1961

   
HALL, Fredrica Lynn
1940-1961
Miss Fredrica Lynn Hall, 20, daughter of Mrs. H. M. Howard, River, died instantly on Friday, Sept. 1, at Paoli, Ind. when the auto in which she was riding was struck by a chartered Greyhound bus. Reports said that the steering mechanism on the buss failed and the driver was unable to guide the vehicle out of the path of the car.  The head-on collision occurred about 58 miles west of Louisville, where Miss Hall resided.  She recently graduated from nursing school at St. Joseph Hospital and was awaiting her state board examination at the time of the fatal accident. With Miss Hall in the car was Willard Hartford, Louisville.  He was not seriously injured. Miss Hall was born Nov. 17, 1940 in Pikeville, She is survived by her mother, a sister, Dawn Rose Hall, River and her stepfather, H. M. Howard, River. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 12:00 noon at St. Francis Catholic Church at Pikeville, with Father Riley officiating.  Active pallbearers were Earl Lynn Nelson, Jack, Bill, and Johnny Coleman, Jack Walters, Jimmy Milton, Donald Rogers, and Jim Hodges, all of Pikeville,  Burial followed in the Pikeville cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 6, 1961

   
HOLBROOK, John F.
1893-1961
John F. Holbrook, 67, died at his home at Red Bush at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 10, after an illness of three months. The son of Troy and Sarah Holbrook, he was born at Elna December 5, 1893, and had been a lifelong resident of the Red Bush vicinity, where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the New Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Smith Holbrook, whom he married forty- five years ago; eleven sons, Charlie, Emery, Otto, Orvil, and Jesse Holbrook, all of Red Bush; Willie Holbrook, Flat Gap; Dee Holbrook, Elna; Fred Holbrook, Plain City, Ohio; Hadie and Jim Holbrook, both of Elna; Clay Holbrook, Keaton, one daughter, Mrs. Nannie Campbell, Flat Gap; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Hitchcock, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Gemima Fyffe, Lucasville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today from the home with Tommy Bailey and Arnold Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-13-1961

   
JACKSON, Fronie (Blanton)
1898-1961
Mrs. Fronie Jackson, 65, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 3:15 p.m., Monday September 18, after an illness of three years. The daughter of the late Henry and Peggy Blanton, she was born in Magoffin County September 7, 1898, and had lived in this city for the past forty-five years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Floyd Jackson; two sons, Logan and John Jackson, both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Pablina, Triadelphia, W. Va.; Mrs. James Long and Mrs. Charles Montgomery, Ashtabula, Ohio. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Walter Hooper as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Town Cemetery in this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEP 20 1961

   
MAYO, Alic
e 1961
GRAVESIDE RITES FOR MRS. MAYO
Graveside rites will be conducted at the Mayo Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Thursday for Mrs. Alice Mayo who died Tuesday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland.  She was the widow of John C.C. Mayo. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sept. 6, 1961 ALICE M. MAYO FINAL RITES On Wednesday, September 6, friends in Paintsville were saddened to learn of the passing the day before, of Mrs. Alice M. Mayo of Ashland.  Mrs. Mayo, widow of the late Eastern Kentucky coal industrialist, John C.C. Mayo of Paintsville, had been in failing health for some years, but the end came suddenly.  Mrs. Mayo was the daughter of Greenville and Huldah Price Meek of Paintsville, members of two Eastern Kentucky’s leading pioneer families.  Upon those nearest and dearest about her devolved the duty of carrying out her last wish, to be taken “back home” for burial; that her final rest might be beside her husband.  Following a private funeral at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, the party proceeded to Paintsville.  A brief service, in charge of the Reverend Charles Perry, Pastor of Mayo Memorial Church of which she had long been a member, was held in the presence of a large group of friends and relatives, upon the Mayo Cemetery Hill.  As the beautiful casket, with its meaningful spray of dark red roses, reposed beside the flower covered resting place of her husband, the nearby floral offering in colorful beauty and fragrance, was a glorious one, bespeaking the high regard in which she was held among all who knew her.  Reverend Perry told of a last call upon Mrs. Mayo some time ago, of how beautifully she was clothed in a pale pink gown and seated in a wheel chair.  He noted that she spoke at length, telling of the sacrifice in labor and of the prayers of both her husband and herself, as they worked together to build the church which memorializes the Mayo family.  This church is recognized today as one of the most beautiful Gothic structures in America.  Mrs. Mayo was the personification of the the spirit of the Big Sandy Valley, inspiring and assisting her husband in his early years of struggle.  There was no growth or progress that she did not desire and strive to reach for her people and locality.  The ladies of W.S.C.S., under the leadership of Mrs. Maggie Irvin later served sandwiches, iced tea, in the parlors of the church.  The funeral party, friends and relatives, spent a refreshing hour together and then viewed the auditorium of the church.  Mrs. Mayo is survived by a son, John C.C. Mayo, II, a leading businessman of Ashland, Kentucky, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A daughter, Mrs. Margaret Johnson, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Fannie Atkinson of this city is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Mayo. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sept. 13, 1961

   
MEADE,Julia (Howard)
1880-1961
Mrs.Julia Meade,81,died at her home at Win at 1:00 p.m.,Friday, September 15. The daughter of the late Jack and Mary Howard,she was born in Magoffin County September 7, 1880, and had lived at Win for the past seven years.She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Leck Meade; five sons,Fred Meade,Salyersville; Everette Meade,Franklin Furnace,Ohio;Joe Meade, Middletown,Ohio;Charley Meade Muncy,Ind.,Lloyd Meade,Baltimore, Md., nine daughters, Nancy LeMaster,Win;Florida Jackson,Morehead, Carrie Stanley, Portsmouth,Ohio; Mahala Hicks and Mary Whitt both of Dayton,O.;Martha Cooper,Memphis,Ind.,Cora Brown, Muncy, Ind., Elizabeth Lemaster,Wheelersburg,Ohio; June Swanski, Baltimore,Md., three brothers, Turner Howard, Maggard, Ky., Asa Howard, Salyersville; Charley Howard,Rockhouse; two sisters Ellen Craft and Lula Adkins, both of Rockhouse. Funeral serviceswere conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the homeof Fred Meade in Salyersville with Lonza Reed as officiating minister, Burial was in the Gardner Cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday September 20,1961

   
PRESTON, Laura (Waller)
1894-1961
Mrs. Laura Preston, 66, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 27, of cancer following an illness of two months. The daughter of Jim and Sarah Roberts Waller, she was born at Boons Camp October 6, 1894, and had made her home at West Van Lear for the past seventeen years.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, R. A. Preston, preceded her in death March 2, 1948. Survivors include four sons, Fred, Billie A. and James L. Preston, all of Dayton, Ohio; Charles Preston, Marietta, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Baldridge, City; Miss Mary Preston, Lexington; one brother, Willie Waller, Boons Camp; two sisters, Rose Baldwin, Van Lear; Mary Music, Boons Camp.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1:00 p.m., at the Missionary Baptist Church at West Van Lear with John G. Sammons as officiating minister. Active pallbearers were Joe Wiley, Wayne Preston, Ray T. Preston, Hansel Preston, Butch Baldridge and Bert Preston, Jr. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 October 1961

   
RICE, Samuel P.
1892-1961
Samuel Rice, Johnson Native, Dies In Arkansas
Samuel P. Rice, 68, native of this county, died of a heart attack at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 30, in a Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The son of Hayden and Martha McKenzie Rice, he was born October 30, 1892, at Staffordsville and had lived at Clifty, Arkansas for the past seven years. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della Rice, whom he married June 6, 1924, at Manila; four sons, Samuel Lee Rice, Urbana, Ohio; Joe Rice, Dayton, Ohio; Rodney Rice, Columbus, Ohio; Sidney Rice, Springfield, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Lilla Pelphrey, Volga; Mrs. May Jones, Marysville, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Wheeler, Fall City, Nebraska.  Also surviving are five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday from the Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Oscar McCarty as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Sitka Quartet. Military graveside rites were conducted by Paintsville Chapter DAV. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery at Volga. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 1961

   
RICE, Zella (Williams)
1961
Mrs. Zella Williams Rice, 68, died at New Boston, Ohio, Saturday evening, September 16. The daughter of Thomas and Margaret Brown Williams, she was born in Floyd County and had lived in Ohio for the past several years.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas R. Rice; two sons, Herman Rice, Indiana; Guy Rice, Portsmouth, Ohio; five daughters, Fay Blair, Barnetts Creek; Lucy Weaver, Anna Belle Williams and Dorothy Adams all of Portsmouth, Ohio; Alka Picklesimer, Baltimore, Md.; one brother Bee Williams, Newport News, Va.; four sisters, Evaline Blair, Beaver, Ohio; Flora Whitt, Ashland; Lou Pelphrey, Paintsville; Lona Blanton, Oil Srpings. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at Asa Creek.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 1961

   
RIGSBY, Martha (Arnett)
1877-1961
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Arnett Rigsby, 83, died at the home of her son, Roy Rigsby, September 5, from the effects following an extended illness. She was the mother of Mrs. Fred White of this city. The daughter of the late William and Nan Fletcher Arnett she was born October 14, 1877, at Hendricks, Ky. She was married August 17, 1907, to Lee Rigsby who preceded her in death February 2, 1949. She became a member of the Carver United Baptist Church July 28, 1946, and lived a true and faithful Christian life. "Aunt Lizzie", as she was affectionately known, welcomed into her home neighbors and friends, relatives, travelers and strangers with a smile and friendly greeting. There they found food, shelter, peace, comfort and a feeling of being at home. No friend of stranger was denied aid when she could be of help. Her home was truly, "The House by the Side of the Road", and she was a good and faithful friend and loved by all who knew her. Surviving besides her daughter and son, is another son, Harry Rigsby, Carver, Ky.; three stepchildren, Amanda Raney, Parkersburg, W. Va.; Minnie Matthews, Parkersburg, W. Va.; Jasper Rigsby, Salyersville; a brother, Haden Arnett, Hendricks, Ky. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and eleven step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Carver United Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Carver. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sept. 20, 1961

   
SALYER, Herbert
1890-1961
Herbert Salyer, 71, resident of Sitka, died at his home at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28, after a brief illness. The son of the late Levi and Lydia McDowell Salyer, he was born in Johnson County March 29, 1890, and had been a lifelong resident of Sitka, where he engaged in farming. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fayne Stambaugh Salyer, whom he married September 25, 1919; a son, Ivan Gene Salyer, U. S. Army, Ft. Rucker, Alabama; two daughters, Elwanie Salyer, Lexington; Mrs. Marcella Davis, Williamson, W. Va.; two brothers, Irwin and Minuard Salyer, Adams; two sistes, Mrs. Dorothy Frazier, Sciotoville, Ohio; Mrs. Audrey Murray, Louisa.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, October 1, at the Kerz Enterprise Church with Bruce Daniel and Arthur Morris as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4 October 1961

   
SMITH, Edna L
1961-1961
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, at the Jones Preston Funeral Home for six-week-old Edna Lee Smith, who died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pikeville Tuesday. The following account of the accident appeared in the Pike County News: “A six-week-old girl was fatally injured in a four-vehicle accident near here Tuesday, Kentucky State Police Reported. “The child, listed as Edna Lee Smith, daughter of Francis M. (Stafford) Smith, 39, and Dixie Smith, 23, of Atlanta, Ga., died at 12:30 a.m., Wednesday at the Memorial Medical Center at South Williamson.  She was removed there after first being taken to the Pikeville Memorial Hospital.  It was reported that the child suffered a skull fracture.” “Smith, listed as driver of one of the vehicles, and his wife and daughter were returning to Atlanta after visiting the child’s grandmother, Mrs. Edna Smith at Paintsville, when the accident occurred, a funeral home attendant said. “The only other person reported taken to the hospital was the child’s mother, and she was not seriously injured, the state police report indicated. “Trooper Elmer Mobley, investigating officer, said the accident occurred seven- tenths of a mile south of Pikeville on U. S. Highway No. 23 about 10:30 a.m., Tuesday. “Mobley and Smith was driving south and that a car, driven by Karen Hyden, 19, of Hellier, was proceeding north and that another car, driven by Charles Moore, 44, of Virgie, was traveling north behind Karen Hyden. “Mobley said Karen Hyden turned left near the Vanderbilt Tire Service and collided with the car driven by Smith and that Smith’s car then struck a vehicle, unoccupied, and which was parked eight feet off the highway on the left side of the road as one proceeds north along the highway.  The parked vehicle’s owner was listed as Douglas Johnson of Virgie. “Mobley said Karen Hyden stated that the vehicle she was driving was struck from behind by Moore’s car and knocked into the path of the car driven by Smith. “The state police report indicated that Moore’s vehicle struck the care driven by Karen Hyden after she had collided with the Atlanta man’s car. “Mobley said Moore stated that he did not run into Karen Hyden’s car but that her vehicle was knocked backward against his. “Mobley said Smith’s car and the car driven by Karen Hyden were badly damaged and that the other two vehicles suffered lesser damages. “Karen Hyden on Tuesday was cited on a charge of failing to yield the right of way to another vehicle, the state police report indicated.” Surviving besides the parents are the grandmother, Mrs. Edna Stafford Smith, City; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Stewart, Atlanta, Ga.; an uncle, Rev. Frederick Smith; two aunts, Miss Martha Mary Smith and Mrs. Betty Smith; a great-aunt, Miss Mae Stafford of this city, and a great-uncle, DeWitt T. Stafford also of this city. Services were conducted by Rev. Charles Perry and Rev. Robert Hart, Jr.  Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 13 September 1961

   
WHEELER, Nola (Daniel)
1900-1961
Nola Daniel Wheeler Dies In Ashland Mrs. Nola Daniel Wheeler, 61, of Ashland, died September 5 in King's Daughters'  Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Wheeler was born July 12, 1900 in Johnson County, a daughter of Artho Daniel of  Volga, who survives, and the late Rebecca Brown Daniel. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dennie H. Wheeler; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca M. Thompson  of Cannonsburg and Miss Mildred Wheeler at home; one son, Dennie H. Wheeler Jr., of Richwood,  O.; her father; three sisters, Mrs. Thoral Blanton of Volga, Mrs. Arthie Castle of Ashland,  and Mrs. Lucinda Castle of Sitka; two brothers, Verlan Daniel of Lowmansville and Everett  Daniel of Walbridge, O., and two grandchildren. Services were conducted Thursday at the residence by the Rev. F. M. Gamble and burial  was in Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 13, 1961

   
WILLIAMS, Ida (Jackson)
1909-1961
Mrs. Ida Williams, 52, died at her home at Oil Springs at 5:30 a.m., Monday, September 18, 1961. The daughter of Mr. Frank Jackson, she was born April 2, 1909, at Oil Springs and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Ollie Williams; two sons, Ollie Williams, Jr., and Dallas Williams, both of Oil Springs; two brothers, Carl Jackson, Oil Springs; Branch Jackson, Lexington'; four Sisters, Ada Blair, Oil Springs; Alta Adams, Christiansburg, Ohio; Malta Powers, Cedarville, Ohio; Ora Mae Kizer, South Charleston, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. today from the home with burial in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.20 1961

   
WOODS, James Frederick
1912-1961
James Frederick Woods 49 died at his home at East Point at 11:40 p.m.  Saturday, September 9,after an extended illness. The son of Preston and Martha Woods,he was born March 18,1912 in Floyd County, and had made his home at East Point for the past two years.He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and employed as laborer by the gas company. Survivors include his wife,Mrs.Louise Nickles Woods;our sons; Marlin,Sturgill,Lee and Lloyd Woods,East Point;three sisters Mrs.Ellery Hyden,Mrs.Nellie Burchett and Miss Lucille Woods all of East Point; three brothers Ike,Alex, and Aster Woods,Emma; two sisters,Mrs.Lona Blackburn,Drift;Mrs.Annabelle Hall,Banner. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m.,Tuesday at the Jarrell Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Rev.Ira McMillen as officiating minister.Burial was in the Woods Cemetery at Emma. Paintsville Hearld Thursday September 13, 1961



OCTOBER - 1961

BLAIR, Bell (Ward)
1874-1961
Mrs. Bell Blair, 87, died at 1:30 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 1961, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Earl Horn, Barnetts Creek following an illness of three months. The daughter of Daniel and Sarah Arms Ward, she was born in this county July 12, 1874. Her Husband, Jim Blair, preceded her in death in 1953. Other Survivors include a son Herbert Blair, New Carlisle, Ohio and another daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Baldwin, Denver; three brothers, Harrison Ward, Florida; Jesse Ward, W. Va.; Grant Ward, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the Barnetts Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.18 1961

    
BOWENS, Culley
1906-1961
Culley Bowens, 55, resident of Lowmansville, died at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 28 while en route to a hospital. The son of Henry and Millie Bowens, he was born February 22,1906, in Lawrence County and had been a lifelong resident of Lowmansville where he worked as a carpenter. Surviving are his wife , Mrs. Beulah Young Bowens, four sons, Robert Lowell, Donald Gene, David Lee and Jerry Allen Bowens all of Lowmansville. Also surviving are two brothers, Hobert Bowens, Paintsville, Argustus Bowens, Columbus Ohio, four sisters Florence Wilcox, Thealka, Dovie Hale, David, Vonda Castle, Thealka, Gladys Robinson, Wharton W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday from the home with Scott Castle as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 11-1-1961

    
COMBS, Emma (VanHoose)
1927-1961
Mrs. Emma Jean Combs,33,died at her home at Dayton,O., at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, October 12, of a heart attack. The daughter of Isom and Eva May Price Van Hoose of Thealka, she was born at Bulan, Ky., August 25, 1927, and had lived at Dayton for the past nine years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harvey Combs, whom she married January 13, 1947, at Whitesburg: James Michael Combs at home; four brothers, Jim, Earl and Arville Van Hoose all of Dayton, Ohio; Isom Van Hoose, Jr., Thelma; one sister, Mrs. Lora Cochran, Fairborn, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m.,Sunday, October 15, at the Seco Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Van Hoose as officiating minister. Burial was in the Seco Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE  HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 18, 1961

    
CONLEY, Proctor
1885-1961
Proctor Conley, 76, resident of Staffordsville, died at 8:20 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, after an illness of several months.  The son of the late Steve and Mary Elizabeth Salyers Conley, he was born in this county August 2, 1885 and had been a life long resident of Staffordsville.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and prior to his retirement was employed as a carpenter.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Taylor Conley; two stepsons, Robbie Taylor VanHoose, Cincinnati, Ohio; George Herman VanHoose, Jacksonville, Florida; one daughter, Glenda Patricia Conley, Staffordsville; two brothers, Arzie Conley, Van Lear; Buell Conley of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Lora Sturgill, Sciotoville, Ohio; Mrs. Arthur Morris, Kerz.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday from the home with Woodrow Frisby, Arthur Morris and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov. 1, 1961

     
DIXON, Bertha
1890-1961
Bertha Dixon 71,died in a local hospital Sunday October 29,after a brief illness. A native of this county she was born March 26, 1890, She was a former resident of Van Lear and West Van Lear and had been a patient at the Castle Fork Rest Home for the past six months. Survivors include her husband, Oran Dixon; three sons, Don Dixon, Williamson, W.Va., Arthur Dixon, Bucyrus,Ohio; Thomas Dixon,Warren, Michigan. Also surviving is a half brother,Paris Kimbler, Collista; and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m today from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister.Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday November 1,1961

     
JOHNSON, M. C.
1896-1961
M. C. Johnson, 65, retired C. & O. agent died at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, in the C. & O. Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., after an illness of three and one-half years.  He was a brother of Hatler Johnson of this city. The son of Jefferson and Riddle Johnson, he was born April 6, 1896, at Weeksbury and had made his home in Paintsville for the past five years.  He was a former resident of Jenkins and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jenkins and of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Fairchild Johnson; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Creech, Jenkins; Mrs. McSwindler, Valley Station; two other brothers, Franklin D. Johnson, Weeksbury; William B. Johnson, Pikeville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m., from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home and burial will be at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 1, 1961

    
LILLY, Exer (Johnson)
1892-1961
Mrs. Exer Lilly, 68, lifelong resident of East Point, died in a local hospital Wednesday morning, October 11, after and extended illness. The daughter of the late David and Martha Mahalia Baldridge Johnson, she was born in this county December 7, 1892. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Marion Lilly, preceeded her in death November 1, 1948. Surviving are two sons, Early Lilly, Columbus, Ohio; Marion Lilly, Jr., East Point; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Ross, West Jefferson, Ohio; Mrs. Ellen Bronscum, Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, William Johnson, Hinton, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 13, from the home with Rev. Mose Kitchen and Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 10-18-1961

    
MCKENZIE, Louise Ann
1961
Services Monday For Louise Ann McKenzie
Louise Ann McKenzie, 3-year-old daughter of Elmo and Eula Taylor McKenzie of Ft.  Wayne, Indiana, died Friday morning, October 6, in a Ft. Wayne hospital following a brief illness. Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Deborah Lynn and Cynthia Jane McKenzie,  both at home.  Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert McKenzie,  Stafford Addition, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Taylor.   Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Church of God with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at  Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 11, 1961

     
MUSIC, Beulah (Daniel)
1961
BEULAH MUSIC RITES SATURDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Daniel Music, Preston Street, who died this morning in a local hospital, will be held at the Tutor Key United Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Saturday. The body is at the home of her niece, Mrs. W.L. Rigsby, Euclid Avenue by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 10-18-1961

    
OSBORNE, Clint
1898-1961
Clint Osborne, 63, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosa Lee Roache, Dayton, Ohio, at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, October 14, after an illness of two and one-half months. The son of Mrs. Lou Osborne of Sitka and the late Mack Osborne, he was born in this county February 12, 1898, and had lived at Dayton for the past seventeen years.  He was a disabled miner. His wife, Georgia Ruth Stambaugh Osborne, preceded him in death March 1934. Surviving besides his daughter are a son, Alva Osborne, Jr., Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Harold and Albert Osborne both of Sitka; seven sisters, Pearlie Ramey, Ashland; Mandie Salyer, Ironton, Ohio; Virgie McCarty, Aid, Ohio; Edna Witten, Springfield, Ohio; Olga Salyer, Lucasville, Ohio; Evlena Womack, Springfield, O.; Oletha Thompson, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, at the Sitka Church of God with Bruce Daniel as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 18 October 1961

    
PACK, Maudie (Romans)
1882-1961
Mrs. Maudie Pack, 79, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 6:45 p.m., Sunday, October 15, of a heart attack following a three days illness.  The daughter of James and Mintia McClure Romans, she was born in Pike County on December 14, 1882.  She had made her home at West Van Lear for the past forty four years and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Charlie Pack, preceded her in death February 24, 1959.  Surviving are a son, Arlie Pack, Matthew, Ky.; five daughters, Essie Blake, St. Johns, Michigan; Mintia Wiley, Catlettsburg; Anna Rudd, Paris, Ky.; Lora Herrick, Covington; Evelyn Hall, Morrow, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Romans, Middletown, Ohio; Dennie Romans, Hamilton, Ohio.  Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 17, from the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with Winfrey Meek and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery at Logville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 18, 1961

    
PERKEY, W. H. "Buddy"
1873-1961
W. H. (Buddy) Perkey, 88, resident of Turner Branch, died in a local hospital at 2:30 a.m., Thursday, October 12, of pneumonia. He had been in ill health for the past eight months. The son of the late Franklin and Samatha Webb Perkey, he was born in Martin County September 14, 1873, and had lived at Turner Branch for the past six months. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Frank Perkey, Wabash, Ind.; five daughters, Mrs. Flossie Huston, Turner Branch; Mrs. Hazel McGinis, Davella; Mrs. Edna Ward, Mrs. Opal Daniel and Mrs. Gladys Mollett all of Boons Camp; one brother, Jeff Perkey, Williamsport. Also surviving are thirty- eight grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, from the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Haskel Horn and Bill Tackett as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Music Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 18 1961

    
PRESTON, Clayton
1886-1961
Preston, Clayton October 25, 1961  Clayton Preston, 75, resident of Lowmansville, died in a Lexington hospital Wednesday, October 25, at 10:30 a.m. The Son of Roscoe and Josephine Porter Preston, he was born in Johnson County January 27, 1886. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Austin Preston, whom he married March 21, 1907, at Ulysses; three sons, Arthur Preston, Lowmansville; James C. Preston, Springfield, Ohio; Virgil Preston, Ulysses; two sisters, Mrs. Nan Allen, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Gertie Castle, Nippa. Also surviving are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday from the Lowmansville United Baptist Church with Foster Grim and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 1, 1961

    
REED, Samuel Bud
1889-1961
Bud Reed, 72, resident of East Point, died in a local hospital Friday evening, October 20, after an extended illness. The son of the late James and Josephine Fraley Reed, he was born in Floyd County March 13, 1889, and had lived in the East Point vicinity all his life. He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked as a miner prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Allie Hyden Reed; a son, Sammie Reed, Newark, N. J.; four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice McCloud, Paintsville; Mrs. Josephine Music and Mrs. Lorain Whitaker both of East Point; Mrs. Mildred Whitaker, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Lockhard, Pikeville; Mrs. Sara Shell, Hellier. Funeral services were conducted 2:00 p.m., Sunday from the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Music Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct. 25, 1961

    
STAMBAUGH, J. N.
1884-1961
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church for J.N. Stambaugh, 77, well-known resident of this city, who died Friday morning, October 6, at his home on Euclid Avenue after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was born January 11, 1884, the son of the late Garfield and Thursa Van Hoose Stambaugh. Mr. Stambaugh was a retired Railway Express Agent and formerly worked at Van Lear for eleven years as a mine superintendent. He was a member of the First Christian Church and of Van Lear Lodge F. & A.M. Survivors include his wife, MRs. Dove Daniel Stambaugh, his stepmother, Mrs. Lucian Akers Stambaugh, Stambaugh, four brothers, J.V. Stambaugh, Cithy, Bruce Stambaugh, Sitka, Hervie and Paris Stambaugh, Charley, three half brothers James R. Morris and Loweel G Stambaugh, Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Fannie Davis, Sitka, four half sisters, Mrs. Lucy Stambaugh and Mrs. Gladys Roberts, Paintsville, Mrs. Hayden Rice, Sitka, Mrs. Ruie Daniels, Walbridge, Ohio. Services were conducted by Rev. John Pommert, pastor, and Rev. S.C. Honeycutt. Active pallbearers were Jess Songer, Gabe Takaes, John Fairchild, Clarence Cooper, Forest Mollette and Carol Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Elmer Castle, Ray Turner, Henry Holbrook, Sidney Kidd, Michael Adams, Oscar Williams, C.H. Stambaugh, R.R. Harrington, Lon Arrowwood, O.O. Roberts, B. F. Roberts, J.E. Gilchrist, B.G. Lockwood, L.Siler, Johnnie McDaniel, W.B. Hazelrigg, George Branham, Henry Van Hoose, Everett Hall, McKinley Kelly, and Harry Burchett, Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 10-11-1961

    
TACKETT, Charlene
1961-1961
Tackett Infant’s Funeral
Services Are Held Today Charlene Tackett, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silver Dwane Tackett, was buried this morning in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. The infant died Monday, Oct. 30 at a local hospital after an illness of one week. She was born May 14. Survivors include a brother, Dwane Kay Tackett, and a sister, Phillis May Tackett, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held at the home of Earnest Hall at Staffordsville at 10:00 p.m. today. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1 November 1961

    
THOMAS, Sybil (Stambaugh)
1903-1961
Mrs. Sybil Thomas, 58, died at her home at Ashland at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10 after an illness of three and one-half years. The daughter of Sam and Lou Stapleton Stambaugh, she was born January 5, 1903, at Tutor Key, and had lived in Ashland for the past six months. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Thomas, whom she married April 20, 1930 at Seco; one brother, Ferrett Stambaugh; four sisters, Mrs. Hassie Burchett and Mrs. Ellen Stambaugh both of Stambaugh; Mrs. Virgie Davis, Hitchens; Mrs. Pearl Burchett, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 P.m. Friday from the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with O.I. Williams and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 18 1961

    
WARD, Bennie
1889-1961
Bennie Ward, 72, lifelong resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 5:15 a.m., Sunday, October 1, after an illness of six days. The son of Carlie and Mollie Fitch Ward, he was born at Meally July 24, 1889.  He was a retired miner and member of the United Baptist Church. His first wife, Mary Alice Plummer Ward, preceded him in death February 7, 1944.  He was later married to the former Alice Collins, who survives.  Also surviving are five sons, Carlos D. Ward, Dayton, Ohio; Hobert Ward, City; Henry Ward, Wabash, Ind.; James and Bobbie Joe Ward, both at home; six daughters, Berniece Gibson, Wayland; Goldia Hayes, Louisa; Ruby Boyd, City; Lucille McDowell, Hobart, Ind.; Nellie Foster, Drift; Faye Johnson, Weeksbury; a stepdaughter, Gladys Preston, Grove City, Ohio; a brother, Gervin Ward, Meally; a sister, Bertha Walters, Ashland.  Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Tom Sammons, Florida Lyons, Wallace Calhoun, Arthur Priest and Sam Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 1961

    
WEBB, Leander
1878-1961
Leander Webb, 83, died at 12:30 a.m., Monday in a local hospital following an illness of 12 years. A son of Jim and Miranda Wireman Webb, he was born at Oil Springs, August 7, 1878. He had been a lifetime resident of the Oil Springs vicinity.  He was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Surviving are five sons and three daughters, Ozie Webb and Jimmy Webb, Oil Springs; Lozie Webb, Win; George and Arrowood, both of Canton, Ohio; Dorothy Stapleton, Oil Springs; Joy Baldwin, Enon, Ohio; and Gladys Gullett, Oak Grove, Ky.  A sister, Mrs. Cora Triimble of this city also survives. Funeral services were held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Low Gap United Baptist Church by Rev. Lonza Reed, Rev. Arnold Reed, and Rev. Buel Ferguson. Burial was made in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25 October 1961

    
WETZEL, Frank
1893-1961
Frank Wetzel, age 68, a retired groceryman and owner of considerable property in the Wellston area, died in Holzer Hospital Friday evening Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. after a serious illness of only one day. Mr. Wetzel made his home in Wellston, Route 2 in property he recently purchased and remodeled. He formerly operated a grocery store on South Pennsylvania Avenue near Chambers' Store, and built the store in Glen Roy, which he later sold. He owned several rental properties, including the former R.W. Goddard home on East A Street, and built the home now occupied by the George Lackey family. He was born August 22, 1893 in Wellston, a son of George and Emma Ward Wetzel. He was a miner while living earlier in Kentucky. He was married to Lydia Jennings in 1916 at Van Lear, Kentucky. Mrs. Wetzel survives, along with the following children: Mrs. Everett (Lucille) Walton, Wellston; Mrs. Vernon (Freda) Spearry, Wellston, Route 2; Mrs. Paul (Juanita) Robinette, Wellston; Mrs. John (Evelyn) Huffman, Wellston; Mrs. James (Georgia) Arthur, Wellston and Frank Wetzel, Jr. of Orlando, Florida. He leaves 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also surviving is one brother, Phil Wetzel, in Linton, Indiana, and a sister, Mrs. Amy Conard of Dayton; a niece, Mrs. Edgar Stapleton, and two nephews, Paul Wetzel and Richard Wetzel, all of Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV 22 1961

    
WILEY, Morton
1897-1961
Morton Wiley, 64, retired railroader of West Van Lear, died Sunday, October 1, in Central Baptist, Lexington, after an illness of fifteen years. The son of Ham Wiley and Mandy Brown Wiley, he was born at River August 20, 1897, and had lived at West Van Lear for the past eight years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carma Murray Wiley; four sons, Melvin Wiley, Dayton, Ohio; Morton Wiley, Jr., Lebanon, O.; Joe Wiley, West Van Lear; J. B. Wiley, Fort Lee, Va.; three daughters, Edith Chandler, Charley; Anna Lee Martin, Lexington; Eleanor Salyer, Rising Sun, Ind.; a brother, Merida (Bud) Wiley, City; a sister, Ella Spears, Hager Hill. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., today from the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear with Nim Sturgill, Herman Davis, and Elzie Banks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Murray Cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 4 1961

    
YATES, Susie
1891-1961
Mrs. Susie Yates, 70, died at the home of her son, Herman Ratliff: Staffordsville, at 4:30 a.m., Friday, October 27, after an illness of one year. She was born in this county July 17, 1891, and had lived at Staffordsville for the past five years.  Prior to that time she had made her home at East Point.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Yates. Surviving besides her son is a sister, Mrs. Cora Sammons, East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston as officiating minister.  Music was by the Staffordsville Singers.  Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery at Stafforsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov. 1, 1961



NOVEMBER - 1961

BAILEY, Arville
1918-1961
Arville Bailey, 43, well-known former Flat Gap teacher, died suddenly at his home in Fairfield, Ohio, at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, November 19. The son of Wade R. and Ollie Lyons Bailey, he was born at Barn Rock April 1918. He had taught for the past eighteen years and was in the teaching profession at Fairfield, where he had lived for the past year. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his waife, Mrs. Prudence Cottle Balliey, whom he married December 21, 1940; two sons, Wade M. Bailey and Jimmie Bailey both of Fairfield; one brother, Buell Baliey, New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Lafe Skaggs, Ashland, Mrs. Bert McKenzie, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, from the Flat Gap High School Gym with Bruce Daniel, and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Music was by Sitka Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-22-1961

   
BLAIR, Joe "Teddy"
1878-1961
Joe “Teddy” Blair, 83, retired miner of Auxier, died in a local hospital at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, November 9, after an illness of two years. He was born in this county October 14, 1878, and had been a resident of Auxier for the past sixty years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Honeycutt Blair, eight grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 11, at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with William Horn and S.C. Honeycutt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11/15/1961

   
BLANTON, Betty (Davis)
1875-1961
Mrs. Betty Blanton, 75, resident of Staffordsville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Long, Ashland, Monday evening, November 20, 1961, after an illness of three years. The daughter of John and Lourane Webb Davis, she was born at Oil Springs April 24, 1875.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her Husband, Harry Blanton preceded her in death July 1934. Surviving are two sons, Johnny Blanton, Paintsville; Wayne Blanton, Staffordsville; seven daughters, Mrs. John Osborne, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Walter Long, Ashland; Mrs. Ted Bayes, Staffordsville; Mrs. Joe Long, Mrs. Orville Fink and Anna Lou Rowe all of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Elmer Dutton, Urbana, Ohio; one brother, Vint Davis, Oil Springs; one sister Mrs. Victoria Reed, Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m.; Thursday at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church and burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 Nov. 1961

    
COOPER, Olga
1882-1961
Miss Olga Cooper, 79, well-known resident of this city, died at her home on College Street at 8:30 a.m., Friday, November 24, after an extended illlness. The daughter of the late C.M. and Genoah Spradlin Cooper, she was born August 26, 1882, and had been a lifelong resident of Paintsville. Her early education was obtained in the Paintsville schools, and she was one of the city's most popular and attractive young women. A musician of outstanding talent, she was a graduate of the music department of Tansylvania College, Lexington. She was a member of the Mayo Memorial Church. A brother, FRank Cooper preceded her in death. Surviving are three nephews, Frank D. Cooper, City, C.M. Cooper, Holden, W. VA., and Bob Cooper, Inez. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Reverend  Charles Perry, pastor of the Mayo Church as officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-29-1961

    
DANIELS, Maude Alice
1961
Mrs. Maude Alice Daniels, 68, of Garrett, died at 10:15 a.m., November 2, at Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Death was due a heart attack from which she had been ill three weeks. Mrs. Daniels was a saleslady of the Garrett vicinity. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 55 years. A daughter of the late James Albert Rice and Dolly Virginia Crislip Rice, she was married to Winfield Daniels, who preceded her in death. She had no surviving children. Surviving are four brothers and sisters; Perry and Barton Rice, both of Garrett, Mrs. Dolly Terry, Martin; and Mrs. Winnie Witten, Wittensville. Funeral rites were conducted Friday at 10:00 a.m.,from the Turner-Ryan Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. A.L. Osborne and Clarence Sadler officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Wittensburg, Johnson County, under the direction of Turner-Ryan Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Larry Stone, Carlee Johnson, Dave Chaffins, and Steve Stout. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-15-1961

    
GOBLE, Nancy (Webb)
1888-1961
Mrs. Nancy Webb Goble, 73, White House resident, died in a local hospital at 3:00 a.m., Friday, November 10, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Everett and Martha Ward Perry, she was born in this county July 7, 1888, and had been a lifelong resident of the county. Her first marriage was to Buel Webb, who preceded her in death.  She later married Lewis Goble, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, James Albert Webb, U. S. Air Force, Japan; a daughter, Mrs. Edythe Beard, Dyersburg, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Louise Akers, White House; one brother, Jeff Perry, West Van Lear; one half brother, John Perry, Oak Hill, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. John Pommert, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1961

    
GOODRICH, Talitha (Howard)
1873-1961
Services Here For " Aunt Lyda" Goodrich Mrs. Talitha Goodrich, 86, better known as " Aunt Lyda" died suddenly at her home at Covington Tuesday, November 21, 1961. A native of Wheelersburg, she was born January 29, 1873, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Crace Howard.  She made her home in this city for many years before moving to Covington several years ago.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was first married to Dr. John Childers who preceded her in death.  Her second marriage was to George W. Preston who also preceded her in death, and her third marriage was to W. E. Goodrich also Deceased. Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Leonard Daniel of this city; one brother, Farrish Howard, Texas, three half brothers, Lonza Brown and Noah Brown both of Falcon, and Fleming Brown, Lexington; a half sister, Mrs. Daisy Buckley, Miami, Fla. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday from the United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Cully Sparks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery. Paintsville herald Wednesday Nov.29 1961

   
HALL, Minerva (Wright)
1865-1961
Mrs. Minerva Hall 96, aged resident of Whitaker, died at the home of her son, Walbridge Hall, West Van Lear, at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 17, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Wilbur and Emaline Arnett Wright, she was born in Wise County, Va., May 18, 1865, and had lived at Whitaker for the past sixty-five years.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Adam Hall, preceded her in death, April 13, 1945.  Surviving besides her son are three daughters, Mrs. Doshia Stokes, Fremont, Ohio.; Mrs. Mary Dora Arms, Hager Hill; Mrs. Clara Wright, Lafayette, Ohio; a brother, Johnnie Wright, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Adrian Davis as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitaker. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 22, 1961

    
HOLBROOK, Ida (Cantrell)
1920-1961
Mrs. Ida Cantrell Holbrook, 41, resident of Cincinnati hospital Wednesday, November 8, at 7:30 a.m. after an illness of six months. The daughter of Ed Cantrell and the late Cora Estep Cantrell, she was born in this county November 6, 1920, and had lived in Cincinnati for the past twelve years. Surviving are three brothers, James, Arlen and Don Cantrell all of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Wright, Flemingsburg; Mrs. Alice Emerson, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Lonza Reed and V.L. Pelphrey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Pendleton Cemetery at Ophir. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-15-1961

    
HONEYCUTT, John Jr.
1932-1961
John Honeycutt, Jr. 29, died in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, Indiana, at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, after an illness of six days. Death was caused by a blood clot. He was born at Van Lear, MAy 12, 1932, the son of John Honeycutt of Meally and the late Angie Webb Honeycutt. He had lived in Wabash for the past year and was employed by the Wabash Smelting Company. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Colvin Honeycutt, whom he married at Meally, May 20, 1953; three sons, Rickie Mac, John Wayne and Jerry Lee Honeycutt all at home; two daughters, Erma Frances and Nina Gay Honeycutt at home; five brothers, Cecil Honeycutt, Wabash, Ind.; Kelsie Honeycutt, Denver; Millard, Robert and Chalmer Honeycutt, Meally; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Craft, Wabash, Indiana; Mrs. Elsie Fitch, Meally. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elzie Banks and Grover Fannin as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-22-1961

     
JENNINGS, Ocie
1909-1961
Ocie Jennings, 52, died of a heart attack at his home at Meally at 4:00 a.m., Thursday, November 2. The son of Kanawha and Cora Preston Jennings, he was born July 4, 1909, at Thealka and had lived at Stambaugh for one year.  He was a retired barber. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Millie Burchett Jennings whom he married February 24, 1959, at Meally; a son, Ocie Jennings, Jr., at home; two brothers, Press Jennings, Van Lear; Lafe Jennings, Wellston, Ohio; five sisters, Ethel Davis, Meally; Effie Cantrell, Connonsburg, Ohio; Lydia Wetzel, Wellston, Ohio; Virginia Daniels, Tomahawk; Clystia Whittaker, Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Everett Crum, Nim Sturgill and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8 November 1961

     
MUSIC, Grover
1885-1961
Grover Music, Retired Miner, Dies Saturday Grover Music, 76, retired miner of Meally, died at his home at 3:10 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 1961 after an illness of six weeks. The son of Abe and Anna Webb Music, he was born May 10, 1885, at East Point and had lived at Meally for the past twenty-one years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; Mrs. Oma Harris Music, who he married February 5, 1923, at Prestonsburg; a son Elmon Music, Detroit, Michigan; two stepsons Howes Lemaster, Detroit, Michigan; Hollie Lemaster, Martin, Ky.; a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Powers, Baltimore, Maryland; four brothers, Melvin and Buck Music both of Meally; Abe Music, West Van Lear; Floyd Music, Davey, W. Va.; three sisters, Nancy Vuletch, Meally; Bessie Duty, Fairborn, Ohio; Vada Reeves, Huntington, Indiana. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, from the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short as officiating minister. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Meally.

    
PELPHREY, Vol T.
1908-1961
Vol T. Pelphrey, 53, died at 9:15 a.m., Friday, November 3, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Donnie Tackett, Staffordsville.  He had been ill for the past six years. The son of the late Amos and Laura B. Pelphrey, he was born in this county August 28, 1908.  He formerly lived in Ashland where he was employed as a chauffeur.  He was a member of the F.O.E. Aerie No. 2329, Ashland. Survivors include besides his sister, three brothers, Fred, Brooks and Bert Pelphrey all of Staffordsville; another sister, Mrs. Grace Dunlap, Detroit, Michigan; two half brothers, George Blanton, Portsmouth, O.; Leck Blanton, Wheelersburg, O.; a half sister, Mrs. Chloe Mahan, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday from the Old Union church at Staffordsville with J. T. Bailey, Lloyd Williams, F. F. Rigsby and Arnold Reed as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8 November 1961

    
PRESTON, Harry
1879-1961
Harry Preston, 82, retired coal miner of Hager Hill, died in a local hospital at 5:50 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, after an illness of five weeks. The son of Isaac and Malinda Price Preston, he was born at Nippa July 20, 1879, and had been a resident of Hager Hill for the past fifty-two years. His wife, Lillie Ellis Preston, preceded him in death September 29, 1941. Surviving are three sons, Wilson, Thomas H. and James Preston all of Hager Hill; three daughters, Miss Hazel Preston, Mrs. Viola Blair and Mrs. Alice Stambaugh all of hager Hill.  Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the home with C. C. Hall and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 November 1961

    
REED, Sarah (Daniel)
1887-1961
Mrs. Sarah Reed, 73, resident of Boons Camp, died at her home at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, after a month’s illness. The daughter of Josh and Nancy Ward Daniel, she was born in this county December 1,1887, and had been a lifelong resident of Boons Camp. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, George Reed, preceded her in death in 1955. Survivors include five sons, Hiram, Noah, Dave, Fred, and Thomas Reed all of Boons Camp; two daughters, Lucy Reed, Tamcliff W.Va., Malta Mollett, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the Little Friendship Church with Nim Sturgill and Everett Crum as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ramey Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 11-29-1961

    
SKAGGS, Lexie (Bailey)
1907-1961
Mrs. Lexie Skaggs, 53, resident of Ashland, died in King's Daughters' Hospital of a heart attack at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, November 25.  This is the second death in the family within a week.  Mrs. Skaggs' brother, Arville Bailey, died of a heart attack in Fairfield, Ohio, November 19. The daughter of Mrs. Ollie Lyon Bailey, Fairfield, Ohio, and the late Wade K. Bailey, she was born in this county December 29, 1907, and had lived in Ashland for the past nine years.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving besides her mother are her husband, Lafe Skaggs, whom she married December 21, 1923 at Flat Gap; two sons, Bronell Skaggs, Paintsville, agricultural teacher at Oil Springs; Eldon Skaggs, Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Leatrice Bailey, Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Buell Bailey, New Orleans, La.; one sister, Mrs. Eva McKenzie, Paintsville.  Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, from the Southside Free Will Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniels and Tommy Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 29, 1961

    
SPEER, Laura E. (Dempsey)
1872-1961
Mrs. Laura E. Speer, 89, died at her home in Inez at 5:15 a.m., Sunday, November 26. The daughter of Mark and Lucinda Alley Dempsey, she was born at Warfield April 16, 1872, and had been a resident of Inez for the past sisty years. A former teacher, she was a member of the Inez Presbyterian Church and Inez Chapter O. E. S. No. 389. Her husband, Dr. A. D. Speer, preceded her in death in 1957. Surviving are three sons, Russell Speer, Inez; Arthur Speer, Chillicothe, Ohio; Dr. Harold Speer, Grundy , Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Fair, Inez. Also surviving are six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the Inez Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Dempsey Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov. 29, 1961

    
VANHOOSE, Albert "Ab"
1894-1961
Rites Thursday At Third Street Freewill Albert Van Hoose, widely known railroader and a familiar face in Paintsville city politics, died election day shortly after he returned from the polls.  He was 67. Mr. Van Hoose, who retired this year after 42 years of service with the C. & O. Railway Company as a fireman, died of a heart attack at his home on Frank Street. He had suffered a mild attack earlier this year. Better known as “Ab” by his friends in politics, on the railroad, and in his work with the Freewill Baptist church, Mr. Van Hoose was respected by those with whom he associated.  Although he made two races for city office during the last six years and was defeated both times, “Ab” was a loyal citizen and his personal integrity added to the city’s stature. Death came at 7:30 a.m. to the lifetime resident of Paintsville.  He was born March 9, 1894, the son of the late David and Adaline Jackson Van Hoose. Survivors include his wife, Vera Blair Van Hoose, two sons, Edgar “Tootie” Van Hoose, Louisa, who campaign for County Judge of Lawrence County was cut short yesterday when he was notified of his father’s death; Jack, Paintsville; one daughter, Phyllis Van Hoose, Paintsville; and three brothers, Clarence, Dayton, Ohio; Chester, Ludlow, Ky., and Gordon, Paintsville. Funeral services will be held at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church Thursday at 2:00 p.m., with F. S. Van Hoose, Scott Caslte, Walter Hooper and Bryon Van Hoose officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8 November 1961

    
WEBB, Sidney A., Sr.
1877-1961
Sidney A. Webb, Sr., 84, well-known resident of this city, died at his home on East Street at 3:00 a.m., Friday, November 24, after an extended illness. Mr. Webb, a lifelong resident of Paintsville, was born February 13, 1877, the son of the late William A. and Helen Preston Webb, prominent residents of the county.  Prior to his illness he engaged in the real estate business in this city. He was preceded in death by three sons, Gordon Webb, 1936; Sidney Webb, Jr., 1950; Lynn Webb, 1951. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah Preston Webb; a son, Robert Webb, city; a daughter, Mrs. Aleene Switzer, Trimble, Tenn.  Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Perry, Pastor of Mayo Memorial Church, as the officiating minister. Pallbearers were J. Milo Preston, Charles M. Wells, Clarence Melvin, Deward Price, Fred Hefner, Ronald Webb, Donald Webb and Pete Lewis. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 29, 1961

    
WELLS, Lou V. (Hinkle)
1885-1961
Mrs. Lou Vicie Wells, 76, well-known Boons Camp resident, died in a local hospital at a 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late John B. and Marcene Wells Hinkle, she was born in Martin County January 21, 1885, and had resided at Boons Camp for the past thirty years. She had been a member of Wells Chapel for fifty years. Survivors include her husband, Marcus Lindsey Wells, whom she married May 4, 1904; four sons, King Wells, Russell; Crit Wells, Wayland; Oscar Wells, City; Zip Wells, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Orville Hamilton, City; one brother, Crit Hinkle, Milo; one sister, Mrs. Nola Fleming, Hardy; one half sister, Mrs. Lucille Smith, East Point.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m., from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Revs. Charles Perry and C. W. White as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6 December 1961

     
WELLS, Thelma (Music)
1914-1961
Mrs. Thelma Wells, 47, life-long resident of Auxier, died in the Miners' Memorial Hospital in Pikeville at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, after an extended illness. The daughter of George W. and Elizabeth Jane Rice Music of Auxier, she was born in Floyd County May 18, 1914. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Russell Wells and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. James T. Craft, Mrs. Cecil Robinson and Mrs. Grady Newberry all of Auxier; Mrs. Noah Martin, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Bill Goodman, Waterford, Michigan; Mrs. John T. Gilbert, Washington, D.C.; Alvis Music, Ashland; Chester Music, East Point; Jack Music, at home. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. James Sturgill, S.C. Honeycutt and William Horn officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Auxier Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-6-1961




DECEMBER - 1961



  

 
BLAND, Glen
1924-1961
Glen Gland Killed Sunday in Hawaii G. M. 3/C Glen Ford Bland, 38, serving with the U. S. Navy in Honolulu, Hawaii, died suddenly Sunday, December 31, following an accidental fall. The son of Mrs. Norma George Gland of this city and the late Morris Bland, he was born January 3, 1924, in Floyd County. Surviving besides his mother are a son, Phillip Terry Bland of Reynoldsburg, OH; a brother, Johnnie Bland of Lemoore, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Lester Reed and Mrs. Clyde Bayes, both of this city; Mrs. Woodrow Frisby, Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete according to an announcement by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1962

   
BLANTON, Mary (Smith)
1881-1961
Mrs. Mary Blanton, 80, died at her home on Depot Road at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, December 19, after an illness of two months. The daughter of the late David and Annie Holbrook Smith, she was born in Morgan County October 4, 1881, and had made her home in this city for the past forty-two years. She was a member of the New Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Elzie Blanton, preceded her in death in 1926. Survivors included two sons, Everett Blanton, Staffordsville; Wallace Blanton, Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Annie Burke, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are twenty-five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday from the Old Union Church at Staffordsville with Lonza Reed and Kermit Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-20-1961 

    
BOYD, R. C.
1901-1962
R. C. Boyd, C & O Employee Dies Saturday R. C. “Croke” Boyd, well known C & O Railroad conductor, died at his home on Fourth Street, Saturday, December 30, at 4:30 p.m., after an extended illness. The son of the late William Sherman and Judy Meek Boyd, he was born in this county, March 31, 1901, and had lived in this city most of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude Fraley Boyd; three sons, Frank Sherman and Richard L. Boyd both of Louisville; James B. Boyd, city; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Tackett, Cartersville, GA; a sister, Mrs. Wilda Butcher, city; a brother, G. V. Boyd, Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist Church, with Rev. M. R. Thompson, pastor of the church officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F. & AM. Members of the lodge served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1962

   
BURKE, Charley W.
1893-1961
Charley W. Burke, 68, retired miner of Auxier, died Saturday afternoon in a local hospital after a brief illness. The son of the late John and Betsy Ann Wiley Burke, he was born February 2, 1893, in this county and had resided at Auxier most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Preston Burke, a son, Bill Burke, Columbus, O.; four daughters, Mrs. George Reynolds, Auxier; Mrs. Edgar Ward, Oil Springs; Mrs. Bill Music and Mrs. Sam K. Rice, East Point; two brothers, B. L. Burke, Milton, Ky.; Tibble Burke, Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Auxier-Government Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13, 1961

    
CANTRELL, Tallie (Young)
1887-1961
Mrs. Tallie Cantrell, resident of Fuget, died in a local hospital at 4:55 a.m., Monday, December 11, after an illness of five days. The daughter of the late Bill and Linday Young, she was born in this county November 1, 1887, and had been a lifelong resident of the Fuget community. Her husband, Dock Cantrell, preceded her in death ten years ago. Surviving are a son, Wayne Cantrell, Pedro, Ohio; three daughters, Nova Adams and Viola Adams both of Fuget; Eula Curtis, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Julia Estep, Fuget; Minta Cheek, Inez. Funeral services were conducted today at the home and burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald 13 December 1961

    
CASTLE, Isaac "Ike"
1891-1961
Isaac (Ike) Castle, 70, Boons Camp resident died of a heart attack in a local hospital at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, following a day's illness. The son of Marion and Sarah Pack Castle, he was born in this county January 7, 1891, and had lived at Boons Camp for the past sixty years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Ward Castle, whom he married at Boons Camp, Apr. 11, 1906; four daughters, Mrs. Sena Crum and Mrs. Ollie Crum, Boons Camp; Mrs. Julia Perkey, Wabash, Ind.; Mrs. Elsie Stewart, Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Thurman and Herman Castle, Tacoma, Washington.  Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the home with Winfrey Meek and John Crum as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 6, 1961

    
CHILDERS, Wylie E.
1902-1961
Wylie Childers Rites Friday At Freewill
Wylie E. Childers, 59, died at his home 13 Main Street, Tuesday, December 12, after a brief illness. The son of the late Wylie A. and Sarah Elkins Childers, he was born in Lawrence County January 16, 1902.  He had lived in this city for the past fifteen years and worker as an automobile mechanic.  A veteran of World Wars I and II, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eloise Roberts Childers; one daughter, Gayla Rebecca, at home; three brothers, William Joseph childers, Marion, Ohio; Andy Childers, Tucson, Arizona; H. R. Childers, Bellefont, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. Louvina Bentley, Julian, W. Va.; Mrs. Ruth Ferguson, Flat Gap; Mrs. Lousella Henning, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Mrs. Mary Knoth, Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Walter Hooper, Vern Conley and Henry Tackett as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Town Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 20 December 1961

    
CLARK, Paul E.
Funeral services were held yesterday for Paul E. Clark, 38, of Huntington, W. Va., who died at his home Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack.  He was a brother of Edward Clark, employee of the Paintsville Herald, whose home is in Barboursville, W. Va. The services for Clark, a Huntington Publishing Co. composing room employee was held at the Church of God at 10th Ave. and 23rd St.  The Rev. J. F. O’Hara and the Rev. Clarence Simmons officiated. A native of Huntington, he had been employed by the publishing company since 1948. He was the son of Mrs. Lucy Cooper Clark of Barboursville and the late Jesse Clark. He was a member of the Howard P. Hall Post 1064, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Annella Brown Clark; one son, Paul M. Clark, at home, one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Franklin of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and four brothers, James, William, Gordon, and Edward Clark, all of Barboursville. Burial was in Greenbottom Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 20 December 1961

    
FERGUSON, G. B.
1879-1961
Retired Farmer, Dies December 4 G. B. Ferguson, 82, well-known resident of Relief, died at 7:20 p.m., December 4, at the home of his son, Arlen Ferguson of this city, following an illness of two years. The son of the late Bill and Mary Todd Ferguson, he was born in Morgan County May 5, 1879, and had been a lifelong resident of Relief, where he engaged in farming prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors also include his wife, Mrs. Lowella Smith Ferguson, whom he married December 27, 1908, at Relief; seven other sons, Arville and Foster Ferguson, Columbus, Ohio; Oval, Okla and Virgil Ferguson, Relief; Donald and Pearl Ferguson, Dayton, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Escom Skaggs, Dayton, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Hays, Wheelwright; Mrs. Lula Ferguson, Relief. Also surviving are thirty-three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday from the Cindy Creek Church at Relief with Cline Salyer as officiating minister. Burial was in the Ferguson cemetery at Cindy Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC 13 1961

    
FERGUSON, Mary (Lyons)
1891-1961
Mrs. Mary Ferguson, 70, lifelong resident of Keaton, died at 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Odra Skaggs, Keaton, following an illness of thirteen years. The daughter of Landon and Nancy Skaggs Lyons, she was born in this county October 10, 1891. She Was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Other survivors include her husband, Ora Ferguson; a son, Ray Ferguson, Springfield, O.; another daughter, Mrs. Glen Rigsby, Red Bush; a brother, John Lyons, Martha; a sister Mrs. Ollie Bailey, Fairfield, O. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral servies were conducted at 11:00 a.m. today from the Christian Union Church at Keaton with Lafe Skaggs and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC 13 1961

    
GOLDEN, George
1891-1961
George Golden Of Greentown Dies Thursday
George Golden, 70, Greentown resident, died in a local hospital at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 14, from the effects of a stroke after an illness of six weeks. The son of the late David and Oma Pack Golden, he was born in Williamsport October 6, 1891, and had lived at Greentown for the past fifteen years.  A retired C. & O. Railway brakeman, he was a member of Lodge 494 Brotherhood and Railroad Trainmen and the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Blevins Golden, whom he married November 9, 1911, at Offutt; a son, Edgel Golden, Thealka; a daughter, Mrs. Georgia D. Golden, Thealka; a brother, A. B. Golden, Sioux Falls, S. D.; two sisters, Mary Branham, Weeksbury; Rachel Colburn, Waverly, Ohio.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Don Fraley and James Lyons as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Golden Cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 1961

    
MCCOART, Art
1907-1961
Art McCoart, 54, Van Lear miner, died at his home at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 12, after a brief illness.  The son of the late John Burns and Ann Wills McCoart, he was born at Wellston, Ohio, November 25, 1907.  He had spent most of his life at Van Lear where he was a member of Van Lear Lodge No. 885 F. & A. M. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Daniel McCoart; five sons, Henry Thomas, Wabash, Ind.; Frank, Dayton Ohio; Arthur, U.S. Army, Germany; John Patrick and Anthony McCoart both at home; three daughters, Virginia Carol, Patricia Ann and Angela McCoart, Van Lear; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Van Hoose, Pikeville; Mrs. H. C. Smith, Beckley, W.Va.; three brothers, John and Pete McCoart, Wheelwright; Pat McCoart, West Van Lear.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Moses Kitchen and Edgar Hewlett officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by Van Lear N. 885 F. & A. M.   Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 20, 1961

    
MEADE, Linzie
1873-1961
Served  17 Years On Soil Conservation Committee Of County
Linzie L Meade, 87, widely known retired farmer died at his home at Sitka, December 16, after an illness of several months.He was chairman of the Johnson County Soil Conservation Committee here for 17 years. Born May 20,1873 at Oil Springs, he was a son of  Robert and Katherine Litteral Meade, both members of  pioneer families of this county. His wife, Mary Coldiron Meade,died in 1958.Survivors include for sons, Robert Meade,Florida; Ray Meade, Point Pleasant, W.Va.,Guy Meade,Prestonsburg,and Bill Meade,Paintsville,and five daughters, Mrs.  Ora Schroeder,Huntington,W.Va; Mrs.Jewel Yates,Oil Springs, Mrs. Mabel Wheeler,Paintsville,Mrs.Beulah Moore,Paintsville, Mrs.Hager White,Prestonsburg. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs.Fred Williams, Dayton,O., and Mrs.Mollie Mayhan, Oil Springs and a number ofgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home by the Rev.Moses Kitchen and Rev.Thomas Reynolds. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday December 21,1961

    
MURRAY, Arby
1898-1961
Arby Murray, 63, died at 10:00 p.m., December 1, at his home in Beaver Ohio of a heart attack. He was born March 12,1898, a son of Bethley Murray and Lesta Preston Murray of Whitehouse. He had been a resident of Beaver, Ohio for 26 years. He was reared by Mrs. Zilphy Preston of this city, his mother having died while he was an infant. He was a Mason and followed the occupation of carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee Preston Murray whom he married at Meally, Kentucky. Other survivors are seven sons, Arnie Murray, Meally, Arvin Murray and John Bethley Murray, Columbus Ohio, Robert Lee Murray and Hobart Murray of Dayton, Ohio, Samuel Murray, Lucasville, Ohio, James Murray, Hillards, Ohio, one daughter Elizabeth Barker, Dayton, Ohio and his foster mother, Mrs. Preston. He is also survived by four brothers and four sisters and one foster sister, Mrs. Charles E. Preston of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Beaver Valley Church, Beaver Ohio by Rev. Paul Turner. Burial was in the Beaver Union Cemetery at Beaver Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 12-6-1961

    
MURRAY, Willard
1910-1961
A Whitehouse man was killed instantly Saturday, in a farm tractor accident while preparing to attend the funeral of his brother, who had died the day before. Willard Murray, 51, died at 5:45 p.m. from head injuries received when the tractor on which he was riding overturned. The accident occurred about one and one-half miles from Whitehouse on the Chestnut Creek road. The victim had made the trip to Whitehouse to call his employer and advise him that he planned to attend the funeral of his brother, Arby Murray, who died at Beaver Ohio. The accident victim was born June 29,1910, a son of the late Bethley and Katherine Murray of this county. He was a track foreman for the C.&O. Railway Company. He was married July 20,1934 to Thelma Boling at Prestonburg, Kentucky. Surviving besides his wife are two sons Bethley Murray of Paintsville, and Roger at home, three daughters Mrs. Loran Price, Dayton Ohio, and Wila Dean and Charlene at home, also three grandchildren. Other survivors are four brothers, E.B. Murray and Gaylord Murray both of Whitehouse, Ernest Murray, Catlettsburg, Carmel Wiley, West Van Lear, and four sisters, Lucy May Akers, Louisa, Sophia George, Georges Creek, Serilda Borders, Louisa, and Lola George, Georges Creek. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the home at Whitehouse, with Rev. Arnie Murray, Rev. Nim Sturgill and Rev. Earl Muncy. Paintsville Herald Thursday, 12-6-1961

    
MUSIC, Eliza
1883-1961
Miss Eliza Music, 78, lifelong resident of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 1:10 p.m., Thursday, December 7, after a week’s illness. The daughter of the late Newt and Julia Crider Music, she was born March 25,1883 at Boons Camp. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She made her home with a nephew, Dallas Music at Boons Camp, and is survived by several other nephews and nieces. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Polly Mollett, and a brother, Arch Music, both of Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday from the Meally Church of Christ with J.H. Short and Edgar Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Music Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, 12-13-1961

    
PRESTON, Mary (Kazee)
1880-1961
Mary Preston Of Meally Dies of Cancer Mrs. Mary Preston, 81, resident of Meally, died of cancer, Thursday, December 21 in the U M W A Hospital at McDowell after an illness of three years. The daughter of the late Harrison and Louisa Grim Preston , she was born at Nippa, September 22, 1880 and had lived at Meally for the past twenty-seven years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first marriage was to Carl Preston who preceded her in death December 11, 1931. She was later married to Tip Preston who survives. Also surviving are two step sons, Euell Preston, McDowell; Wilson Preston, Portsmouth; a step daughter, Mrs. Germa McPheters, Wellston, OH; a daughter-in-law, Anna Preston, Tutor Key; a brother, Charlie Kazee, Stambaugh. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elzie Preston and Sam Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1962 (Note: her father was William Harrison Kazee not Preston

   
SALYER, Walter
1899-1961
Walter Salyer, 60, well known Flat Gap resident, died in a local hospital Tuesday, December 29 1961, after a week's illness. The son of the late Claude and Mary Brown Salyer, he was born in this county December 3 1899, and had been a lifelong resident of Flat Gap community. He was an employee of the Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company and worked in the meter department. He was a member of Flat Gap Lodge 616 F. & A. M. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.Thelma Price Salyer; one son, John Edward Salyer, U.S. Air Force, Korea; one sister, Mrs. Eulas Williams of this city; two brothers, Hendrix Salyer and Oliver Salyer, both of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday from the Bethel Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed as officiating minister. Pallbearers were, Arthur Garrett, Carlos Slone, John P. Ward, Charles Kendrick, Fred A. Wells, Fred Baldridge Jr., Lawrence Ketterhagen, Billy D. Herald, Bob Meade, Butler Horne, Bill Wills, Jim Derossett, Oka Dorton, Wendell P. Ratliff, Thomas R. Lemaster, Leo Allen, Henry Leedy, James Scutchfield, Ray Stephens, Harry Sandige, Woodrow Branham, Paul Lemaster, Harold Ensminger, Cline Salyers, Charlie Conley, Russell Horn, Jack Ratliff, Kelly Salyers, Hobert Holbrook, and Bee Daniels. NOTE: Burial was in the "SALYERS CEMETERY" in Flat Gap.

    
SHREVE, Maymie (Burchett)
1907-1961
Former Resident Dies December 22 Mrs. Maymie M. Shreve, 54, died at 9:15 p.m. December 22, at her home at Winchester following an illness of eight months. A native of Johnson County, she was born February 3, 1907, the daughter of the late James and Rose Castle Burchett. A former resident of Paintsville and Pikeville, she had resided in Winchester for the past six months. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert Shreve, whom she married in 1939. also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Curtis Jones, Sitka, Mrs. Virginia Hall, Columbus, OH, Ray, Earl and Ora Burchett all of Elna; Daryl Burchett, Win; Lowell Burchett, Pikeville, Mrs. Edna Wallen, Winchester, Mrs. Cecil Hayes, Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 2?, from the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Cecil Hayes officiating. Music was by the First Baptist Church quartet with Mrs. Coke Williams as organist. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1962

   
SKAGGS, Duron
1907-1961
Duron Skaggs, 54, resident of White House, died in a local hospital at 3:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, after a three week's illness. The son of the late Curt and Mary Ward Skaggs, he was born in this county July 26, 1907, and had been a lifelong resident of White House, where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his stepfather, Jim Dutton, two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Mollett, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Vivian Carpella, Baltimore, Md.; five half brothers, Silsus Dutton, Wharton, W. Va.; Hayes and Earl Dutton, White House; Shady Dutton, Calif.; Hubert Dutton, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday from the Chestnut Free Will Baptist Church with Clyde Boling as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 6, 1961

    
SKAGGS, Sena (Boggs)
1869-1961
Mrs. Sena Boggs Skaggs, 92, of Blaine, sister of Mrs. Susan Lester of this city, died early Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Ison, at Blaine. Mrs. Skaggs was born Feb. 19, 1869 at Terryville, Ky., a daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Terry Boggs. Her husband, J. C. Skaggs, preceded her in death in 1950. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. John Rose of Keaton; three sons, Leo Skaggs of Martha, Okie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, O., and Jim Skaggs of Columbus, Mrs. Lester, and three brothers, Lige Boggs of Columbus, Garfield and Jim Boggs of Sciotoville, O. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. today at the Christian Union Church at Lower Keaton by the Rev. Hood Wallen and the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Burial was in the Skaggs Cemetery at Terryville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 13, 1961

   
SPRADLIN, Thomas
1900-1961
Thomas Spradlin, native of Johnson County,died Monday December 4, in Jackson Michigan, after a brief illness. The son of the late Samuel and Alice Cole Spradlin, he was born July 17,1900. A farmer by occupation, he had resided in Jackson for the past two years. His wife, Tava Spradlin preceded him in death in 1935, his second wife, Elsie Spradlin, survives. Also surviving are ason, Thomas Richard Spradlin, Jackson, Michigan, four daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Burchett, Jackson Michigan, Mrs. Ella Spradlin, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Edna Butcher, West Alexander, Ohio, Mrs. Roselle Blair, Barnetts Creek, two brothers, Charlie and Vernal Spradlin, Jackson, Michigan, three sisters Mrs. Martha Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Cassie May and Mrs. Stella Adams, Jackson, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday from the Barnetts Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-13-1961

    
VANHOOSE, Lutisha (Boyd)
1872-1961
Mrs. Lutisha Van Hoose, 89, resident of Wittensville, died in a local hospital Sunday at 2:43 a.m., following an illness of three weeks. A native of Johnson County she was born August 3, 1872 the daughter of the late William D. and Macie Jane Wilcox Boyd.  She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church since 1891. Her Husband Albert " Tick " Van Hoose, preceded her in death September 1941. Surviving are three sons, Fred, Robie and Clyde van Hoose all of Sitka; a daughter Mrs. Hansel Van Hoose, Wittensville; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Waugh and Mrs. Virgie Waugh, both of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Millard Van Hoose, Claude Preston and C. C. Hall as officiating Ministers.  Burial was in the Base Van Hoose Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.05 1961

    
WARD, William
1893-1961
William Ward, 68, well-known resident of this city, died in St. Mary’s Hospital at 4:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, of a heart attack after an illness of six days. The son of James and Elizabeth Venters Ward, he was born in Inez February 15, 1893, and had lived in this city thirty-two years.  Prior to his retirement he was Superintendent of Production for Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company for many years. He was a member of Mayo Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Powers Ward, whom he married February 24, 1920, in this city; a son, William Ward, Jr., Saginaw, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Quentin Conley and Mrs. Walter Brugh, both of this city, two brothers, Floyd Ward, Talpa, Texas; Fred Ward, Wooster, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Payne and Mrs. Hays Muncy both of Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Halstead, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. A. R. Cassidy, Pickney, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Mayo Memorial Church with Rev. Charles Perry and Rev. C. F. Allan as officiating ministers. Active pallbearers were O. T. Dorton, William G. Bailey, Harry Snow Roberts, Dr. R. M. Wilhite, Jr., C. O. Wheeler, Jr., Robert Conley, Oran Teater and Oliver Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Irvin Arrowood, D. H. Dorton, Sr., C. C. Williams, Philip Jenkins, C. R. Cooper, Charlie Conley, O. O. Roberts, C. O. Wheeler, Sr., Jim McKenzie, Dr. J. W. Turner and Jim Pelphrey. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6 December 1961

   
WELCH, John
1874-1961
JOHN WELCH OF CONCORD Dies Sunday
John Welch, 86, well known farmer of Concord, died at his home at 6:10am December 3rd, following a two week illness. The son of the late Thomas J and Frances Jane Spears Welch, he was born in this county December 20th, 1874 and had been a life long resident of the Concord Vicinity. Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Davis Welch, a son, Authie Welch, Concord, a daughter, Mrs. Walker Burke, Concord. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm, Thursday from the home with J. H. Short and Rev Charles Perry as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Welch family cemetery in Concord. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.06 1961

   
YATES, Samuel M.
1903-1961
Samuel Monroe Yates, 58, died at his home on West Main Street at 11:00 p.m., Monday, December 11, following a brief illness. The son of the late Lee and Amanda Hawkins Yates, he was born in West Virginia May 19, 1903.  A former miner and farmer, he had lived in this city for the past eight years. Surviving are three sons, Calvin Yates, U. S. Army, Japan; Ravin Yates, U. S. Army, Canal Zone; Jerry Yates, California; five daughters, Mrs. Georgia Deming and Margaret Yates, both of this city; Mary Yates, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Mandie Adkins, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Marcia Thompson, Torrence, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Viola Antoni, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Jeff Yates, Oak Hill, W. Va.; Jess Yates, Detroit, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Cline Salyer as officiating minister.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 1961


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