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JANUARY - 1962

ADAMS, Rose Ann (Miller)
1891-1962
Mrs.Rose Ann Miller Adams resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 1962,  after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Slone McFaddin,  she was born in Johnson County January 6 1891, and had  lived in this city most of her life. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her first marriage was to Charlie Miller, who preseded her in death in 1922. She was later married to Hardy Adams  who also preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Earl Miller of this city; six  daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hardy, Rock Camp, Ohio, Mrs. Ruby Price and Miss Frances Miller both of this city; Mrs.  Josephine Combs, Lexington Ky., Mrs. Mary Wolverton,  DeKalb,Ill., Miss Victoria Miller of this city; two  sisters, Mrs. Mary Hicks, Birmington, Ala., Mrs. Alka Justice, Delbartori, W. Va.; a stepsister,  Nannie Selvage, Ohio Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at  the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Claude  Preston, Walter Hooper and Scott Castle  officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quaret. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear, Johnson Co Ky.

   
ARNOLD, Bessie (Riddle)
1962
Mrs. Bessie Riddle Arnold 58, veteran Pike County Court Clerk and Democratic leader, died January 12 at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital after a brief illness. She was admitted about 10 a.m. that day. Friends said she apparently had been in good health until becoming ill last Thursday. Mrs. Arnold, widow of K. L. Arnold, Pikeville Banker, began her eighth consecutive four-year term as county court clerk Jan.1. She was never defeated as a candidate in either a primary or a final election, fulfilling a prophecy made by many throughout the years. Her first term as county court clerk begun in 1933. Born in Pike County, she was a daughter of T.M. Riddle, of Pikeville, former Pikeville postmaster and retired school teacher, and the late Mrs. Bessie A. Ferrell Riddle, also a school teacher. She was a sister of John Paul Riddle, of Coral Gables, Fla., aviation consultant who founded the Ernbry-Riddle School of Aviation and the Riddle Airlines, both of Miami. Mrs. Arnold was succeeded in office by her 88-year-old father, who was appointed by Pike County Judge Ervin S. Pruitt. Mrs. Arnold was a first cousin of Hatler Johnson of this city. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan.24, 1962

   
BLAIR, William
1896-1962
Rev. William O. Blair, 65, a retired C. & O. employee, died at his home at Collista at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 27, after an extended illness. The son of the late Dan and Lena Estep Blair, he was born in this county March 3, 1896, and had lived in Johnson County all of his life. He was a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church and a member of Van Lear Lodge 885 F. & A. M. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Adeline Conley Blair; a son, Eugene Blair of this city: two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Wells and Mrs. Donna Jean Campbell, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm Tuesday from the Third S--- Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster, Walter Hooper and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Graveside rites were conducted by members of the Masonic Lodge. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, January 31, 1962

   
BOYD, Lena (Daniel)
1892-1952
Lena Boyd Dies January 2 in Huntington Mrs. Lena Boyd, 70, resident of this city, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV after an illness of fifteen months. The daughter of the late George and Nancy Booth Daniel, she was born at White House, August 28, 1892 and had made her home in Paintsville for the past fifteen months. Her husband, Jim Boyd, preceded her in death November 28, 1928. Surviving are a son, Charlie Boyd, city, two daughters, Mrs. Garnett Miles, city, Mrs. Lena Spencer, Columbus, OH; a brother Wiley Daniel, White House, three sisters, Virgie Blevins and Ann Baldridge, both of White House and Myrtle Butcher, Columbus, OH. Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Hammond Freewill Baptist church with Jack Pruitt, Jr., and Earl Rowland as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1962

    
BURCHETT, Effie
1883-1962
Mrs. Effie Burchett Wells 78, died at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, January 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Preston, Turner Branch, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Flem and Lucy Powers Burchett, she was born in Floyd county March 18, 1883, and had made her home at Turner Branch for the past six years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and the last member of the Flem Burchett family of the Johns Creek section. Her husband, Elijah B. Wells, preceded her in death May 3, 1943. Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Frank Adams, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today from the Arnold Avenue Church of Christ in Prestonsburg with S. C. Honeycutt and Harold Dicks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Auxier Government Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1962.

   
BURKE, Mabel
1919-1962
Mabel Burke Of West Van Lear Dies January 10 Miss Mabel Burke, 42, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 10 in a local hospital following an illness of nine months. The daughter of Mrs. Emma Arms Burke of West Van Lear and the late Harrison Burke, she was born in Letcher County, February 25, 1919, and had lived at West Van Lear for twenty years. She was a member of the Van Lear Missionary Baptist church. Prior to her illness she was employed as a bookkeeper in Richmond, KY. Surviving besides her mother are three sisters, Mrs. Oliver Shields, Richmond, Mrs. Everett Bowling, Van Lear, Mrs. Homer Hale, Cleveland, OH, two brothers, Harold Burke, West Van Lear, Elmo Burke, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the West Van Lear Missionary Baptist Church with M. R. Thomason and Johnny Sammons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
CASTLE, Angie (Burke)
1893-1962
Mrs. Angie Castle, 68, wife of Ambrose Castle of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, January 4, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late William and Arminta George Burke, she was born July 19, 1893, in Floyd County. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also surviving are a brother, Walker Burk, Concord, and a half brother, Willie May, city. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1962

   
CHANDLER, Frank
1883-1962
Frank Chandler, 78, retired vice president of the Citizens National Bank and former county official, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Paintsville Clinic after an illness of 5 ½ years. Mr. Chandler was born Dec. 4, 1883 at Chandlerville, a son of Lafayette and Amanda Green Chandler. He had been a resident of Paintsville for 44 years. He served as County Court Clerk from 1918 through 1926, and was a member of the Paintsville Board of Education for 12 years. He had been a member of the local Kiwanis Club for 35 years. He was also a member of the Chandlerville Masonic Lodge. Mr. Chandler was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was married to Miss Mary Hamilton on July 3, 1909 at Red Bush. One of the county’s most popular men, he was highly respected, and loved by thousands for his friendly, jovial disposition. Even though his health did not permit him to leave his room for a number of years, he kept an optimistic outlook on life, and enjoyed the visits of friends until his condition worsened a few months ago. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Escom Chandler, former Mayor of Paintsville, James F. Chandler a teacher in the schools of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., three daughters, Mrs. Virgil Porter, Paintsville; Mrs. Richard Trippe, Sea Girt, N.J., Mrs. William Lyon, Salyersville, and ten grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, J.M. Chandler, Monson, Wash., Sanford Chandler, Danville, Irvin Chandler, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and five sisters, Mis. Lucy Chandler, Decatur, Ill., Mrs. Roy Wheeler, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Mrs. Clifford Pack, Mrs. Roy Williams, and Mrs. Ersel Wheeler, all of Ashland, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Roy Hamilton, Reverend Ellis Hamilton and Rev. O.L. Williams officiating. Burial will be made in Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.03 1962

    
DAVIS, Ben
1897-1962
Ben Davis, 64, lifelong farmer of Kerz, died at his home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 29, after a brief illness. Mr. Davis was born Oct 3, 1897, the son of the late Alex and Lottie Murray Davis. Surviving are three brothers, William and Sam Davis, both of Kerz; Robert Davis, Washington Courthouse, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Arizona Crislip, Kerz; Mrs. Exer Culwell, Londonberry, OH. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the home with Arthur Morris and Georgie Murray as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the George Murray Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Jan 31, 1962

   
DILLS, John
1906-1962
John Dills, 55, resident of this city, died in a local hospital Sunday, January 14, after an extended illness. The son of the late Thomas and Jeanetta Fitch Dills, he was born in this county September 22, 1906, and had lived here all of his life.  He was employed as a shipping clerk by the Paintsville Grocery Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Scarberry Dills; three sons, George Tom, Johnny and Roger Dills, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Salyer and Miss Brenda Dills, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Dills, city; Dick Dills, Erlanger; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Mahan and Mrs. Virgie Lovely, city; Mrs. June Sammons, Meally. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston, Walter Hooper and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Turner Branch Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
DOVE, Ernest
1899-1962
Thealka Miner, Dies Tuesday Ernest Dove, 62, Thealka miner, died in a local hospital at 2:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 16, following an extended illness. The son of the late George and Della Dale Dove, he was born in this county December17, 1899, and had lived at Thealka all of his life. He was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie Castle Dove; two sons, Ray Dove, Pikeville; Roy Dove, Ypsilanti, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Kermit Preston, city; Mrs. James Lyons, Thealka; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Castle Van Hoose, Thealka. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial will follow in the Castle Cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962.

   
FERGUSON, Mary
1879-1962
Mrs. Mary Ferguson, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Hamilton, Red Bush, at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 after an illness of three years. The daughter of the late Edd and Mary Lemaster Brown, she was born at Relief January 17, 1879, and had lived in the Red Bush vicinity most of her life.  She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Isom Ferguson, preceded her in death March 4, 1944. Surviving besides her daughter, Maxie, are three other daughters, Carrie Smith, Circleville, Ohio; Virgie McClendon, Portsmouth, Ohio; Earl Rowland, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; four sons, Eddie, Lonnie, Noah and Hamp Ferguson all of Relief; a brother, Everett Brown, Kenova, W. Va.  Also surviving are 33 grandchildren, 54 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, at the Primitive Baptist Church at Relief with Robie Ferguson, Addie Ferguson, Emery Ferguson, Crawford Holbrook and Jesse Smith as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Bradley Quartet.  Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Relief. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1962

   
HAGER, Dolly (Stapleton)
1962
Mrs. Dolly Stapleton Hager, 67, of East Point, died January 1 in a Prestonsburg hospital after a long illness with cancer. She was the wife of Malcolm Hager who survives. Mrs. Hager was a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Julia Hale Stapleton, and had lived in the East Point vicinity her entire life. Other survivors are a son, Ernest Hager of East Point and a daughter, Mrs. Edna Hammond, Catlettsburg, a brother, Earl Stapleton, Milford, OH, and the following sisters, Mrs. Lora Wells, Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Lillian Burchett of Auxier, Mrs. Amanda Hall and Miss Eula Stapleton, both of Michigan, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Prestonsburg First Church of God by the Revs. Moses Kitchen and Roy Benton. Burial was made in the Hager Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1962

   
HAYES, Missouri (Bowling)
1881-1962
Rites Tuesday At Flat Gap Mrs. Missouri Bowling Hayes, 80, resident of Flat Gap, died at her home at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, January 14, after an extended illness. A native of Lawrence County she was born May 22, 1881, the daughter of the late William and Mahala Johnson Bowling.  She had been a lifelong resident of the Flat Gap vicinity and was a member of the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charley Hayes; two sons, Odis and Aubrey Hayes, both of Flat Gap; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Lyons, Greenup; Mrs. Thelma Wright, Red Bush; Mrs. Imogene Sparks, Marysville, OH.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Van Hoose, Urbana, OH; Mrs. Clista Jane Saran, Seattle, WA. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday from the home with H. T. Hamilton as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
LOWE, Ricky
1962
Rites Held Monday At Staffordsville for Ricky Lowe Ricky Lowe, infant son of Arby and Marie Castle Lowe, Staffordsville, died in a local hospital at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 6 following a day’s illness. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Earl J. and Billy Allen Lowe, and two sisters, Katherine and Shirley Ann Lowe, all at home. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Jay and Katherine Castle and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Amos Lowe. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday from the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle, Earl Ratliff and Alfred Frazier, Jr., as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1962

   
MAY, Herbert
1908-1962
Herbert May of Leander Died January 9 Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, from the home at Leander for Herbert May, 52, who died in a local hospital Tuesday evening, January 9, after a brief illness. The son of Thomas and Susan Holbrook May, he was born in Johnson County April 28, 1908, and had lived at Leander most of his life.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was employed as a miner and mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Chloa Bryant May, two sisters, Mrs. Noah Spradlin, Denver, Mrs. Estill Blair, Vanlue, Ohio; one brother, Powell May, Christiansburg, Ohio; two half brothers, George Rivers, Jr., Collista, Herschel Rivers, Leander. Millard Bryant and James Blair were the officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday January 17, 1962

   
MULLINS, William Henry
1912-1962
William Henry Mullins, 49, died at his home at Williamsport, Tuesday, January 23, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Williamsport, he was born April 15, 1912, the son of the late Jerry and Bessie Jane Mullins. Survivors include one brother, Cecil Mullins, Florida; five sisters, Mrs. Lou Ward, Meally, Mrs. Goldie Marcum, Williamson, WV, Mrs. Ann Elykins, Accoville, WV, Mrs. Susie Haney, city, Mrs. Alice Collins, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston officiating minister. Burial was at the family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1962

   
PORTER, Rosa (Austin)
1881-1962
Rites Today at Johns Creek Mrs. Rosa Porter, 81, resident of Daniels Creek, died in a local hospital at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 21, after a three year’s illness. The daughter of the late Isom and Martha Wells Austin, she was born, at Boons Camp, September 1, 1881, and had spent all of her life in that vicinity. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, John Porter preceded her in death April 9, 1950. Survivors include a son, Elmer Austin, Daniels Creek, and a sister Mrs. Virgie Page, Sylvester, WV. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Philadelphia Church of Christ at Johns Creek with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1962

   
PRICE, Evelyn (Williams)
1888-1962
Mrs. Evelyn Price, 74, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 9 1962, after an illness of one year. The daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Collins Williams, she was born at Flat Gap January 20 1888, and had lived at Van Lear for the past seventeen years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, William Crothers, preceded her in death February 1 1925. She was married June 11 1930, at Wayland to Clarence Price, who survives. Surviving children by her first marriage include four sons, Tommie Crothers, Prestonsburg; Robert, Santa Barbara, Calif; Billy, Rio Grande, Ohio; Donnie, Jackson, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Nell Penix, West Van Lear; Mrs. Olive Justice, Covington; Other survivors include a step- son, Cleburn Price, West Van Lear; two step-daughters, Mrs. Pauline McCoart, West Van Lear; Mrs. Cloha Lee Crothers, Prestonsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Slone, Brooksville, FL; Mrs. Della Whitt, Huntington, West Virginia; also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday from the Paintsville United Baptist Church, with Elzie Banks, Wallace Calhoun and F.F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Active pallbearers, were Tom Crothers, Pat McCoart, Danny Crothers, William Crothers, James Burdsal and Joe Hewlett. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday January 17, 1962

   
RICE, Bernice G.
1962
Bernice G. Rice, 70, father of Mrs. Eunice Salyers of Paintsville and former resident of Van Lear died Friday, January 19 at his home at Estill, Ky. He was proprietor of a shoe shop. Mr. Rice was the son of Andy and Catherine Conley Rice and the husband of Sarah Spears Rice who survives. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived also by two sons, Kenneth Rice Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sgt. Raymond Rice, U. S. Air Force in Germany. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Lackey Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Winford Rice and Dillard Reed. Burial was made in the Church cemetery at Lackey. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January, 31, 1962

   
RICE, Bessie
1890-1962
Rites Sunday At Falt Gap For Bessie Rice Miss Bessie Rice, 71, Flat Gap resident, died at her home Thursday evening January 11, 1962 following an illness of several months. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, she was born December 1 1890, the daughter of the late John E. and Mary Stapleton Rice. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Miss Rhoda Rice, Flat Gap; Mrs. Fred Williams, Red Bush; Mrs. Ollie Woodard, Portsmouth, Ohio; two brothers, Walter Rice, South Shore; Bruce Rice, Flat Gap. Funeral Services were conducted at 11:00 Sunday from the Bethel Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey and O.I. Williams officiating ministers. Burial was in the Salyers Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17,  1962

   
RICE, Everett
1900-1962
Everett Rice, 61,  well known resident of this city died Saturday evening, January 13, in the C & O Hospital in Huntington, WV after under going surgery Wednesday. The son of the late Harvey and Julia VanHoose Rice, he was born in this county July 27, 1900, and had been a lifelong resident of this city. A veteran C & O employee with thirty nine years service, he was an engineer at the time of his death and was a member of the Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Lester Rice, whom he married thirty nine years ago, three sons, Lindsay Rice, U. S. Navy, Moffett Field, CA, Charley Harvey Rice, Caldment City, IL, Paul Ervin Rice, Lansing, IL, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Plummer, city; one brother, Irvin Rice, city; two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Conley, city, Mrs. Cecil Preston, Kingston, TN. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and C. C. Hall as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Active pallbearers were Edd Redd, Coke Williams, John L. Spears, Steve Stout, B. R. Meade, and Roy Ratliff. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
RUCKER, Emma (Sammons)
1881-1962
Emma Rucker,Of Van Lear Dies Friday Mrs. Emma Rucker, 80, wife of Anderson Rucker of Van Lear, died at her home at 3:35 a.m. Friday January 12 1962. The daughter of the late Washington and Mary Witten Sammons, she was born in Carter County, March 16 1881, and had resided at Van Lear for the past thirty-two years. Surviving besides her husband are six sons, Glenn, Oak Hill, OH; Erris, Waverly, OH; Harold, West Carrollton, OH; Stanley and Earl, San Bernardino, California; Russell(Bill) Rucker, Van Lear; three daughters Mrs. Mary Stapleton and Mrs. Naomi Williams, Dayton, OH; Mrs. Parsy Fraley, Miamisburg, Ohio; two brothers, Claude Sammons, Olive Hill, KY; James Sammons, Hitchens; a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Stidman, Leon;  Also surviving are twenty-nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mose Kitchen as officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
SCARBERRY, Garfield
1881-1962
Garfield Scarberry, 80, retired miner of Nippa, died in a local hospital Thursday, January 4, 1962, following an illness of several weeks.  The son of the late Fred and Alifair Daniels Scarberry, he was born in Nippa, April 15, 1881 and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma VanHoose Scarberry; two sons, Fred and Arnold Scarberry both of Nippa; three daughters, Mrs. Columbus Castle, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Doug Baldridge, Springfield, OH; and Mrs. Bernard VanHoose of Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Nippa Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Music was by the Castle Quartet. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1962

   
SCOTT, June Leslie
1884-1962
June Leslie Scott Dies January 15 Mrs. June Leslie Scott, 77, Catlettsburg, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at her home after a short illness. Mrs. Scott was born in Pikeville, July 27, 1884, a daughter of the late Robert Allen and Mary Frances Womack Leslie. Her husband, Thomas E. Scott died in 1951. She was a member of the Snively Methodist Church in Pike County and taught in the Pike County schools for 25 years. Surviving are two sons, Robert G. Scott, Columbus, OH; and Tom W. Scott, Catlettsburg; five daughters, Mrs. Leslie Adkins, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Pearl Walker, Buchanan, Mrs. Marie Lowry, Middletwon, OH, Mrs. Clarice Kelble, Striker, OH, and Mrs. Betty Reynolds, Pensacola, FL; three sisters, Miss Ruth Leslie, Washington, D. C. , Mrs. English Larson, Washington, D. C. and Mrs. Faye Bayes, Lexington; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
SHOEBAKER, Ruby (Ward)
1921-1962
Shoemaker Rites Held Today at Freewill Mrs. Ruby Shoemaker, 40, resident of Ripley, OH, died in a local hospital at 9:20 a.m. Monday, January 1, after an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Mary Jane Rowe Ward of Southside and the late Ballard Ward, she was born in Magoffin County, September 10, 1921, and had lived in Ripley for the past seventeen years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Other survivors include her husband, Albert Shoemaker, five sons, Jeff Tackett, David Lee, Leon Fredrick, Lester Eugene, and George Allen Shoemaker, all of Ripley, OH; three brothers, Clark Ward, Waverly, OH, Claude and Lester Ward, Reed City, MI; eight sisters, Mrs. Joe Minnie Haney and Mrs. Fannie Tackett, Paintsville, Mrs. Bessie Blevins, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Prudie Brackett, Ashland, Mrs. Girthie Hamilton, Texas, Mrs. Cynda Murray, Bethel, OH; Mrs. Hattie Curtis, Columbus, OH; Mrs. Hester Nunley, Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. today from the Third Street Freewill Baptist church with Homer Evans and John Frank Ratliff as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Town Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1962

   
VANHOOSE, Lou Verna (Lyons)
1883-1962
Mrs. Lou Verna VanHoose, 78, resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of the late Bud and Celia Conley Lyons, she was born in Johnson County, May 9, 1883, and had lived at Van Lear for the past two months. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John VanHoose, preceded her in death six years ago. Surviving are four sons, Jay, Salyersville, Arlie, Florida, Proctor, Paintsville, Bernard, Tutor Key; two daughters, Mrs. Alex Music, Van Lear, Mrs. Roy Castle, Wharton, WV; three brothers, Ora Lyons, Lackey, Drew Lyons, Tutor Key, George Lyons, Lowmansville; one sister, Mrs. Zelphia  Bryant, Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Edgar Hewlett and James Lyons as officiating ministers. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1962

   
WEAKLEY, Martha (Adkins)
1901-1962
Local Resident, Dies January 10 Mrs. Martha Weakley, 61, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Jim Henry and Rinda Keaton Adkins, she was born in Morgan County May 4, 1901, and had resided in Johnson County most of her life. Her first marriage was to Oscar Taylor who preceded her in death February 3, 1946. She was later married to Henry L. Weakley who survives. Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Estel Taylor, Auxier; Gecil Taylor, Paintsville; James Taylor, Huntington, IN; Douglas Taylor, Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Honeycutt, Tulsa, OK; Mrs. Geraldine Aby, Mansfield, OH; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Tackett, Paintsville; five brothers, Bill and Ben Adkins, Paintsville; Sam Adkins, Wittensville; Ed Adkins, Van Lear; Huey Adkins, Man, WV Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Sunday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elzie Banks, Tom Sammons, V. L. Pelphrey, and John Crum as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Keaton Cemetery on Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

   
WEBB, Eunice (Baldwin)
1876-1962
Eunice Webb, Of Oil Springs Dies Dec. 21 Mrs. Eunice Webb, 86, lifelong resident of Oil Springs, died at her home at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, after a four year illness. Mrs. Webb was born at Oil Springs, July 7, 1876, the daughter of the late S.A. and Hannah Davis Baldwin.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Charlie Webb, preceded her in death in 1931. Surviving are three daughters, Cordie Blair and Josephine Williams both of Oil Springs; Bethie Blair, Barnetts Creek; four brothers, Dock and Clint Baldwin both of Oil Springs; Luther Baldwin, Win; McKinley Baldwin, City; two sisters, Nora Webb and Susan Baldwin both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 24, at the home with Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-2-1963

   
WELLS, Effie (Burchett)
1883-1962
Mrs. Effie Burchett Wells, 78, died at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, January 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Preston, Turner Branch, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Flem and Lucy Powers Burchett, she was born in Floyd county March 18, 1883, and had made her home at Turner Branch for the past six years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and the last member of the Flem Burchett family of the Johns Creek section. Her husband, Elijah B. Wells, preceded her in death May 3, 1943. Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Frank Adams, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today from the Arnold Avenue Church of Christ in Prestonsburg with S. C. Honeycutt and Harold Dicks as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Auxier Government Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-24-1962




FEBRUARY - 1962

ADKINS, Julia (Dollarhide)
1878-1962
Julia Adkins Rites Held Here Monday Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. for Mrs. Julia Ann Adkins, 84, resident of Van Lear, who died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., at 3:40 a.m., Friday, February 2, after a year’s illness. The daughter of the late Winfield and Vinetta Johnson Dollarhide, she was born June 6, 1878, at Thelma and had lived at Van Lear for thirteen years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rose Ella Caundill, Van Lear; Mrs. Nola Brennan, Huntington, WV.; Mrs. Reba Murry, Japan. Services were conducted at the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Edgar Hewlett as officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1962

  
BLAIR, Leander
1891-1962
Leander Blair, 70, well known resident of this city, died in a local hospital, Thursday, , February 8, following a brief illness. The son of the late Asa and Clinie Phelps Blair, he was born in Magoffin County, April 6, 1891, and had lived in Paintsville for the past forty years, where he worked as a laborer. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen Montgomery Blair, two sons, Lonnie Blair, Williamsport, Lindsay Blair, city; four daughters, , Mrs. Jewell Collins, city, Mrs. Maggie Caudill, Dunbar, WV, Mrs. Rosie Music and Mrs. Roxie Pelphrey, Toledo, OH; three brothers, Lonzie Blair, Lucasville, OH, Luther Blair, Chillicothe, OH, Arbie Blair, city, two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Arms, Sitka; Mrs. Dove Barkery, Detroit, MI. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the Southside Enterprise Baptist Church with Norman Roberts and Don Fraley officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Southside. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1962

   
CANTRELL, Willie Dean
1962
Rites Held Saturday For 13- Year-Old -  Willie Dean Cantrell, 13-year-old son of Buell and Mary Hill Cantrell of Volga, died in a local hospital at 2:25 a.m., Thursday, February 15, after an illness of two years. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Ray and Clifford, and two sisters, Phyllis and Otchel, all of Volga. Funeral Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday from the home with Tommy Bailey, Scott Williams and Melvin Wrights as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.21 1962

    
CONLEY, Grace (Preston)
1897-1962
Mrs. Grace Conley, 65, well known resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, February 18. She had been ill for the past two months after breaking her hip in a fall. The daughter of the late George H. and Rebecca Conley Preston, she was born January 18, 1897, at Thelma and had lived in this city for the past thirty years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Smith Conley, preceded her in death March 27, 1957. Surviving are seven sons, Hershell, Bert, Bill, and Roy Conley, of this city; John, James and Curtis Conley, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Catherine Arms, Chesapeake, Ohio; Virginia Kent, City. Also surviving are twenty-three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today from the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with Scott Castle. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1962

    
DELONG, Dora E. (Felty) 1883-1962 Mrs. Dora E. Delong, 68, died suddenly at her home at Van Lear at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 10. The daughter of the late Thomas Clayton and Lizzie Ann Dravenstreet Felty, she was born April 23, 1883 in Greenup County, and had lived at Van Lear for forty years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Marion Delong; five sons, Clettis, Landon, OH, Frank, Kopperston, WV, Charles, Bucyrus, OH, Allen, Springfield, OH, George, Kopperston, WV; four daughters, Mrs.William LeForges, Flemingsburg, Mrs. Violla Delong, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Bryce Logan, Lancaster, CA; Mrs. Rufus Keel, Van Lear; one sister, Mrs. Breece Perry, Ashland. Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today from the Philadelphia Church of Christ with S. C. Honeycutt and Cecil Sherman as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1962

   
DIXON, Ed
1882-1962
Ed Dixon, 79, died at his home at Meally at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, February 1,1962 following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Johnson County he was born July 6, 1882, the son of the late Thomas J. and Eliza McFarland Dixon.  A member of the Freewill Baptist Church since 1903, he had lived at Meally for the past five years and worked as a painting contractor. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lydia Witten Dixon; a son, McKinley Dixon, Columbus, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Carma Hitchcock and Mrs. Marie Lewis, Louisa; Mrs. Mary Goble, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Gaynell Gillispie, Meally; three brothers, Rev. Will Dixon, Ashland; Frank Dixon, Wayland; Manford Dixon, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:00 p.m. from the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1962.

   
DIXON, McKinley
1908-1962
McKinley Dixon, 53, died suddenly of a heart attack in Columbus, OH at 8:39 p.m. Monday, February 5. He had returned to his home in Columbus, Monday morning after attending the funeral of his father Ed Dixon, Sunday at Meally. Mr. Dixon, a native of Johnson County was born March 11, 1908, the son of Mrs. Lydia Witten Dixon, Meally and the late Mr. Dixon. He was a cousin of Chief of Police Bill Witten of this city. He was employed by the City of Columbus at the time of his death and prior to moving to Columbus had been a teacher in the Johnson County Schools. Survivors include besides his mother, his wife, Mrs. Launa Lemaster Dixon; two sons, four sisters, Mrs. Carma Hitchcock and Mrs. Marie Lewis, Louisa; Mrs. Mary Goble, Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Gaynell Gillispie, Meally. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle officiating. Burial will be in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1972

   
FITCHPATRICK, Eunice
1895-1962
Eunice Fitchpatrick Rites Held Today At Rock House Freewill Baptist Church Miss Eunice Fitchpatrick, 67, resident of Southside, died in a local hospital Monday morning following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of this county, she was born January 1895, the daughter of the late James M. and Clarenda Fairchild Fitchpatrick.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving is a brother, Dennis Fitchpatrick of this city. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Norman Roberts as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald , Wednesday, February 21, 1962

   
GREEN, Lonnie M.
1897-1962
Lonnie M. Green, 64, Chandlerville postmaster, died at his home at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, February 4. A lifelong resident of Chandlerville, he was born November 18, 1897, the son of Martin and Mary Gartin Green.  He was a veteran of World War I and had served as postmaster for eleven years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Fairchild Green, whom he married November 10, 1920, in Paintsville; a daughter, Sybil McCarty, Ashland; a brother, Walter Green, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Virgie McClure, Ashland; Nola Rosch, Chicago, Ill. Also surviving is one grandson. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., today from the Old Hood United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Roy Marvin Fairchild, Edgel Fairchild, Wathen Fairchild, Glenford Fairchild, Otto Murray, John Martin Wheeler, Bradley Young; Walter Pack and Haskel McKenzie. Burial was in the Old Hood Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1962

   
HAGER, Thelma (Daniels)
1962
Mrs. Thelma Hager, 61, wife of John Hager, of Cliff, died February 14 at the McDowell Memorial hospital following a long illness of diabetes and complications. Mrs. Hager was a daughter of W. E. (Bunk) Daniels and the late Lou Tisha Boyd Daniels.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving her, besides her husband and her father, are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Derossett, LaGrange, Kentucky, Mrs. Muriel Williams, Maysville, Mrs. Judy Von See, Brooklyn, New York, and Miss Helen Sue Hager of Morehead State College; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Lillian Preston, Irvine, Kentucky, Charlotte Daniels, Alexandria, Virginia, Mona Daniels, Covington, Kentucky, and Clyde Daniels, of East Point. Funeral rites were conducted February 16 from the Community Methodist Church, the Revs. David Blankenship, Charles Paintsville Herald February 28, 1962

   
HITCHCOCK, Everett
1884-1962
Everett Hitchcock, 77, a retired salesman, died Wednesday, following a brief illness at his residence in Ashland. A native of Johnson County, Mr. Hitchcock was born August 11, 1884, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hitchcock. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home by Dr. J. S. Faulconer. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Virgin Hitchcock; a daughter, Mrs. Miriam Crawford of Chicago; three sons, William Hitchcock of Charleston, Jack Hitchcock of Princeton, NJ, and Everett Hitchcock  at home; a half sister, Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Paintsville; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1962

   
LONG, Raleigh M.
1890-1962
Rev. Raleigh M. Long, 72, of Ashtabula, OH, died February 26, at the Ashtabula County Home. He was born in Johnson County, on March 10, 1890, and was the son of Samuel and Jane Picklesimer Long. Rev. Johnson served pastorates in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and had been ordained for 45 years. He served as pastor and District overseer in Houstontown, PA, in the Central District of Pennsylvania for the Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Lee; seven sons, Edward, James L., Jay Russell, Ernest G. and Donald R., all of Ashtabula, Raleigh W. of Johnson County and Walter serving in the U. S. Army at Fort Hood, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Rowlett, Pohakee, FL; three brothers, Warren, Johnson County, Darvin, Sciotoville, OH, and J. Alfred of Columbus, OH; one sister, Mrs. Claude Daniels, Columbus, OH; thirty seven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One daughter in law, Mrs. Dorothy Lawson of Cincinnati, OH survives. Three sons and one daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1 at the Church of God in Ashtabula, OH. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashtabula. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1962

    
MCKENZIE, Dutch (Dixon)
1885-1962
Rites Thursday At Toms Creek Mrs. Dutch Dixon McKenzie, 76, resident of Sitka, died at her home at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, following an illness of two and one-half years. A lifelong resident of Sitka she was born February 28, 1885, the daughter of the late Isaac and Ella Margaret May Dixon.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married March 24, 1906, at Staffordsville to James McKenzie, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Glenn McKenzie, Dayton, OH; Kenneth McKenzie, Cleves, OH; Ray E. McKenzie, Harlingen, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Ernestine M. Burchett, Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Warren M. Van Hoose, Frankfort; Mrs. J. Langley Preston, Paintsville.  Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 15, from the Toms Creek United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby, O. J. Williams, Florida Lyons, and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21,1962

   
PHELPS, Grace (Kelly)
1912-1962
Mrs. Grace Phelps, 49, resident of Van Lear, died at 12 noon Monday, February 12 in ?? Memorial Hospital, Pikeville, after a brief illness. The daughter of Mrs. Anna Adkins Kelly, West Van Lear, and the late Robert Kelly, she was born in Carter Co., October 7, 1912, and had resided at Van Lear for thirty years. Suvivors include her husband, Virgil Phelps, two sons, Robey Phelps, Van Lear, Vir?? Keith Phelps, U. S. Air Force; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Music, East Point, two brothers, David Kelly, Van Lear, William Kelly, Fairborn, OH, two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, and burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1962

    
PRESTON, Arthur
1906-1962
Arthur "Buck" Preston, 55, resident of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, after a two years illness. The son of L.T. Preston of Thealka and the late Edna Clay Preston he was born at Cannel City July 22 1906. He had lived at Thealka for the past year. Surviving are four sons, Glen Preston, Thealka, John and Leonard Preston, both of Fairborn, OH; Charles Preston, Cincinnati, OH, seven daughters, Ruby Williams, Fairborn, OH, Edna Morgan, Corena Stevens, Sylvia Jenkins and Avis Preston all of Fairborn, OH; Teresa and Ida Preston, Cincinnati, OH. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Cecil Preston, New Carlisle, OH; Roscoe and Wayne Preston, City; Richard Preston Ypsilanti, MI; Ray T. Preston, West Van Lear; Guy Preston, U.S. Army, Germany; Mrs. Ollie Caudill, Cincinnati, OH; Mrs. Anna McClure, City; Hazel Hawk, Catlettsburg; Callie Price Arkon, OH; Helen McDowell, Hobart, IN.; Floretta McKenzie, Turner Branch. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with O.I. Williams, Tommy Dalton and F.F. Rigsby officiating ministers. Burial was in the Family Cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb.21 1962

   
RACUS, Toadie (Preston)
1962
Mrs. Emmett Racus Dies IN Wenatchee Mrs. Clyde Daniels of East Point received word this week of the death of Mrs. Emmett Racus of Wenatchee, WA. Mrs. Racus will be remembered as Toadie Preston by her many friends and schoolmates. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Preston and attended school at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1962

  
RAMEY, Pearlie (Osborne)
1900-1962
Mrs. Pearlie Osborne Ramey, 61, of Ashland died Saturday following an extended illness. Mrs. Ramey was born Dec. 13,1900 in Johnson County, a daughter of Mrs. Low Vanhoose Osborne of Sitka and the late Mack Osborne. She and her husband, William B. Ramey had resided in Ashland for 35 years and moved from Paintsville, Mrs. Ramey was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and Mother survivors include four daughters Mrs. William Mullins, Mrs. Warner Branham and Mrs. Curtis Penix all of Ashland and Mrs. Larry Coluin of Raceland, six sons, William Ramey Jr., of Westwood, Raymond Ramey of Dayton, O., Clifford Ramey, Clyde Ramey, Alec Ramey and Gene Alvin Ramey all of Ashland, two brothers Elbert Osborne of Sitka and Harold Osborne of Wabash, Ind., six sisters, Mrs. Edgar Witten and Mrs. Gerald Womack both of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Jessie Thompson of Dayton, O., Mrs. Virgil Salyers of Lucasville, O., and Mrs. Virgil McCarty of Ald., O., and Mrs. Charlie Salyers of Ironton, 36 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, February 14, 1962

   
RICE, Louie E.
1932-1962
Louie E. Rice, 29, died in a Dayton, Ohio, hospital at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, following an extended illness. The son of Walter E. and Mamie Sherman Rice, now residing in Dayton, he was born in Johnson County, October 3, 1932.  He had lived in Dayton for two months; prior to that time had lived for tens years in South Point, Ohio. Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Stambaugh, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. J.B. Gibson, South Point, Ohio; one brother, Walter Keith Rice, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Bruce Daniel and C.C. Hall as officiating ministers. Music was by the Sitka Singers.  Burial was in the G.G. Auxier Cemetery at Manila. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday,  February 14, 1962

   
SHERMAN, Cora (Spriggs)
1892-1962
Mrs. Cora Sherman, 69, resident of Auxier, died in a hospital at Springfield, OH, at 2:22 p.m. Sunday, February 25, following an illness of two years. The daughter of the late Squire and Lydia Jane Archer Spriggs, she was born in Martin County October 14, 1892, and had lived at Auxier for the past twenty years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, George Sherman, preceded her in death January 3, 1950. Surviving are four sons, Willie Sherman, Inverness, FL; Jack Sherman, Auxier, Everett and Thurston Sherman, Springfield, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Clifford and MRs. Marlin Robinson, Springfield, OH; three brothers, Alonzo Spriggs, Pond Creek, Davis Spriggs, van Lear, Lora Spriggs, Auxier. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1962

   
SMITH, Nancy Ann (Johnson)
1897-1962
Mrs. Nancy Ann Smith, 65, resident of Sitka, died in a local hospital at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, after a day’s illness. The daughter of the late William Johnson and Elizabeth Carter Patrick, she was born in Martin County, June 9, 1897. A resident of Sitka for the past year, she had lived at Boons Camp for most of her life, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith. Surviving are two sons, Bill Smith, LaGrange; Kennie Smith, Sitka; eight daughters, Mrs. Goldie Akers, Mrs. Estella Staniford, Mrs. Myrtle Wright, Mrs. Ruth Fairchild, Miss Betty Smith and Ida Marie Smith all of Sitka; Mrs. Rachel Webb, Van Lear. Also surviving is a niece. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial will be in the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1962

   
WALLACE, Margaret (Hatton)
1880-1962
Mrs. Margaret Hatton Wallace, 81, of Buchanan, formerly of Louisa, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Wallace was born March 7, 1880, at Buchanan, a daughter of the late Dr. Joseph F. and Mary Wheeler Hatton. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ashland. Mrs. Wallace, a noted historian, was a descendant of Samuel David Hatton who was born at Stony Stafford, Buckinghamshire, near London, England in the year 1728. He came to the United States and enlisted  as a private in the Revolutionary War on March 1777, in Capt. Wm. Haffer’s Regt. of VA. It was the first “Virginia State” Regiment commanded by Gen. George Gibson. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He also fought in the War of 1812. He died at the age of 111, and was buried at Bound Bottom near Prichard, WV. Mrs. Wallace was the first president of the Ashland Council of Parent- Teacher Council and had been active in P. T. A. work. She had contributed much information for Bob Kennedy’s “River Round-up” which appears in the Independent. Her husband, F. T. D. Wallace, Jr., died in 1927. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Feb 21 at the Kavanaugh Chapel by the Rev. O. P. Smith of Salyersville, KY. Burial was in Kavanaugh Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary W. Dunn of Ashland; a son, Eugene Wallace of Buchanan; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1962

   
WARD, Reuben Dwain
1889-1962
Reuben Dwain Ward, 72, farmer of Meally, died at his home at 6 a.m. Saturday, February 17, after an illness of seven years. The son of the late Wash and Martha Wolf Ward, he was born at Offutt June 21, 1889. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louetta Mullins Ward, three sons, Dwain Ward, Jr., Rochester, NY, Jimmy and Virgil Ward, Meally; one daughter Jane Ward, Meally; one brother, Ed Ward, Williamsport; two sisters, Julia Sparks and Mary Porter, both of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the home with Lewis Blevins as officiating minister. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1962

   
WHEELER, Gretchen (Brown)
1916-1962
Mrs. Gretchen Wheeler, 45, the former wife of Ernie Wheeler of this city, died Feb. 12 in King's Daughter’s Hospital following an extended illness.  She was a victim of cancer. Funeral Services Held At Wheelersburg Mrs. Wheeler was born March 18, 1916, in Magoffin County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lenzie Brown.  She had been a resident of Ashland for several months, and had lived in Paintsville for several years, prior to moving to Ashland. Surviving in addition to the parents are two sons, Roger and Gary Wheeler at home, and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Baptist church at Wheelersburg, Ky. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wheelersburg. Paintsville Herald , Wednesday, February 21,1962.




MARCH - 1962

ADAMS, Mahala
1901-1962
Mrs. Mahala Adams 60, wife of Ben Adams of East Point, died in a local hospital at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, March 11, after an illness of five years. The daughter of the late Caney and Sarah Blair Webb, she was born in Texas April 12, 1901, and had resided at East Point for the past twenty years. She was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving besides her husband are six sons, Thomas C. of Lexington; Rollie E., Springfield, OH, James Lee, Pisgah Forest, NC, Ronnie J., Dayton, OH, John D., Skokie, IL, Harry B. East Point; three daughters, Mrs. Ocie Myrtle Wilder, Charleston, WV, Mrs. Elsie Conley, Springfield, OH, Mrs. Pauline VanHoose, Dayton, OH, two brothers, Henry Webb, Middletown, OH, Ed Webb, West Van Lear, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Magaw, OH; Mrs. Susie Blair, Collista. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Webb family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1962

    
BLAIR, Warnie
1891-1962
Warnie Blair, 70, resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 12:15.a.m. Thursday March 1 1962 after an extended illness. The son of the late Levi and Jane Conley Blair, he was born in this county October 14 1891. He had lived at Van Lear for forty-five years where he was employed as a miner. He was a member of Local Union 5835 U.M.& A. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Rivers Blair; two daughters, Mrs. Dan Powers, Van Lear; Mrs. Robert Stone, Pasadena, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Pennington, Oil Springs; Mrs. Goldie Vincent,Wayland, Ky.; Mrs. Abbie Borders, Ulysses, Ky.;  three brothers, Asa Blair, West Van Lear; Herbert Blair, Sunbury, Ohio; Irvin Blair, Oil Springs; also surviving are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Moses Kitchen as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. NOTE: This Cemetery is also known As "MUSIC-HAYDEN CEMETERY" Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1962

   
BLANTON, Rouie
1905-1962
Rouie Blanton, 56, resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 4:30 a.m. Monday, March 19, after an illness of six months. The daughter of Roscoe and Darcus Fairchild Blanton, she was born October 11, 1905, and had been a lifelong resident of this county. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Flem Blanton, Prestonsburg, Rex Blanton, Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Woodrow McCarty, Ashland, Mrs. Clyde McCarty, Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Buell Ferguson as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

   
BLEVINS, Elisha
1867-1962
Elisha Blevins, 95, well-known county resident and former jailer of Johnson County died in a West Liberty hospital at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, March 22, after an illness of two months. Mr. Blevins was born in this county, February 17, 1867, and had lived at Staffordsville most of his life, where he was a farmer and a dealer in livestock. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Craft Blevins, whom he married sixty eight years ago; seven sons, Russell, Dayton, Beach, FL, Worthy and Elisha, Jr., both of Ashland, Paris, Staffordsville, Lewis (Judge), Kerz, three daughters, Mrs. Dennie McKenzie, Mrs. Claude Colvin and Mrs. John D. King, all of Staffordsville; one brother, George Blevins, city. Also surviving are twenty three grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Staffordsville Baptist church with Claude Preston, Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

   
BUTCHER, Martha (Litton)
1904-1962
Mrs. Martha Butcher, 58, wife of Atley Butcher of Williamsport, died in a local hospital of cancer after a year’s illness at 3 a.m. Thursday, March 29. The daughter of Joe and Maggie Mollett Litton, she was born at Boons Camp, May 15, 1904. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Other survivors include a brother, William Litton, Akron, OH, a half brother, Albert Litton, Akron, OH; a half sister, Mrs. Ben Allen, Beauty. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church with Melvin Sesco and Mack Providence as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

  
COLLINS, Malcom W.
1885-1962
Malcom W. Collins, Sr., 76, died in a local hospital, Saturday morning, March 17, following an illness of several months. He had been a patient at the Castle Fork Rest Home for the past eight months. The son of the late Sam and Sarah Margaret Ousley Collins, he was born in Floyd County, March 30, 1885. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a retired policeman of the Louisville Police Force. Surviving are a son, Malcolm Collins, Jr., Louisville; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Conley, Ashland, Miss Lockie Collins, Louisville; Mrs. Bobby Hayes, Irvington; two brothers, Ollie Collins, Kilgore, Worth Collins, Paintsville, one sister, Mrs. Rosie Wells, Auxier. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Russell as officiating minister. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery at Ashland. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

   
DANIEL, Bert
1924  1962
Bert Daniel, 38, resident of Nippa, died in a local hospital at 6:00 p.m. Monday March 5, 1962 after an extended illness. The son of Earl and Saviller Fairchild Danielm he was born in this county January 20 1924, and had lived in the Nippa vicinity most of his life. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and was a former cab driver. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Hyden Daniel; a son, Michael Ray, and a daughter, Joyce, both at home; three brothers, Earl Daniels Jr., Paul Anderson, and Virgil Daniel, all of Nippa; four sisters, Mrs. Beulah Hyden, Thealka; Mrs Ella Redford, and Mrs. Mary Jackson, both of this city; Mrs Virgie Daniel, Nippa. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church, with Don Fraley and Lifeless VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1962

   
DUNCAN, Frank
1962
Frank Duncan, former resident of Johnson County, died March 17 in a Mobile, Alabama hospital after a one day illness. He was the son of the late Martin and Sarah Elliott Duncan, and was born in this county. Survivors include his wife, five sisters, Mrs. Eva McCaskey, Cynthiana, Mrs. R. L. Mays, Huntington, WV, Mrs. E. L. Stall, Camp Hill, VA, Mrs. Carmen Roberts, city, Mrs. Mary Jones, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted March 20 at Mobile. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1962

   
FERGUSON, Hansford B.
1877-1962
Hansford B. Ferguson, 85, resident of Relief, died en route to a hospital at 1:20 a.m. Friday, March 30, after suffering a stroke. The son of the late Richard and Jane Isom Ferguson, he was born at Relief, January 1, 1877, and had been a lifelong resident of the community. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. His wife, Junie Ferguson, preceded him in death September 16, 1954. Surviving are three sons, Gertie Ferguson, Staffordsville, Guar Ferguson, Martha, Fred Ferguson, Keaton, three daughters, Pearlie Skaggs, Hillsboro, Chloie Skaggs, Pittsburg, PA, Nora Blanton, Relief; one brother, Lonza Ferguson, Martha, two sisters, Susie Anna Fyffe, Keaton, Vera Fraley, Otway, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Cindy Creek Church at Relief with Rev. Robie Ferguson, Lonnie Ferguson, J. W. Ferguson and Elder Keith Smith as officiating ministers. Grandsons acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Relief. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

     
HAZELETT, Belle
1900-1962
Miss Belle Hazelett, 62, well-known resident of this city, died at her home on Fifth Street, Wednesday, March 28, after an illness of two years. The daughter of the late John and Ardella McFarland Hazelett, she was born January 1, 1900, in Salyersville and had been a resident of this city for fifty-two years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two infant sisters. Surviving are two brothers, Tom Hazelett, Sr., Warrick Hazelett and one sister, Mrs. Heber Conley, all of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist church with Scott Castle, M. R. Thomason and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Music was by the church choir. Pallbearers were her nephews, Morris Conley, Robert M. Conley, Edward R. Hazelett, Clyde Hazelett, Tom Hazelett, Jr., and E. T. Sherman. Burial was in the McFarland Cemetery at Lakeville, Magoffin County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

    
HELLER, Jennie (Chandler)
1871-1962
Jennie C. Heller, 88, died at her home at River at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, after an illness of 12 days. The daughter of the late Martin and Rachel Ramey Chandler, she was born January 10, 1871, in Lawrence County. Survivors include a half sister, Elizabeth Chandler and a half brother, George Chandler, Springfield, OH. Graveside rites were conducted by Tommie VanHoose at 3 p.m. Thursday and burial followed in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

    
KENNARD, John David
1876-1962
John David Kennard, 85, retired miner of Collista, died at his home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15 following a five years illness. The son of the late Mason and Nancy Coffee Kennard, he was born in Morgan County, October 12, 1876, and had lived at Collista for twenty seven years. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tetora Lowe Kennard; three sons, Clifford, Collista, O. L. of Fort Wayne, IN, James A. Kennard of NY; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Caudill, Flatwoods, Mrs. Alvis Conley, Collista, Mrs. Robert Dingman, Fort Wayne, IN, Mrs. Bert Cochran, Warsaw, IN. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Enterprise Baptist church with A. L. Bradley and Wick Kennard as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

   
MCKENZIE, Mary Ann
1894-1962
Mary McKenzie, 69, resident of Flat Gap, died in a local hospital at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, following an illness of four days.  The daughter of the late William Henry and Lydia Blanton McKenzie, she was born April 7, 1894 and had been a lifelong resident of the county. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother Forest McKenzie, Volga; three sisters, Mrs. Clemme Blanton, Jackson, Ohio, Mrs. Nola Green, East Chicago, Ind.; Mrs. Malta Salyer, Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday from the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Ellis Hamilton and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, march 28, 1962

   
MCKENZIE, Sarah E.
1875-1962
Mrs. Sarah McKenzie, 86, died in the Castle Fork Rest Home at 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, after a three years illness. The daughter of the late J. W. and Serna Patrick Sadler, she was born in this county June 14, 1875 and prior to her illness had been a resident of Thealka. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsey McKenzie. Survivors include a stepson, Germ McKenzie, Auxier; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Floyd Kirk, West Virginia; two brothers, Tom Sadler and Millard Sadler both of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at 11: a.m. today from the chapel of the Paintsville. Funeral Home with F .F. Rigsby as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Concord PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday, March 7, 1962

    
SPARKS, William McKinley
1896-1962
William McKinley Sparks, 65, former resident of this city residing in Prestonsburg, died unexpectedly in the Prestonsburg hospital at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22 of a heart attack. Mr. Sparks, the son of Mrs. Missouri Phillips Sparks of this city and the late John Sparks was born October 27, 1896, at Flat Gap. In his youth he attended school at Upper Frank’s Creek. A pioneer in bus transportation, until recent years he was associated with the bus lines he helped to establish in the Big Sandy and Beaver Creek regions of Eastern Kentucky. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Mrs. Jettie Wells Sparks, whom he married February 26, 1932; three sons, Willis Sparks, Prestonsburg, McKinley, Jr. of Orland, FL; Oakley Gene of Prestonsburg; five daughters, Pauline McGurie, Peggy Jo Branham, Harriett Sue Sparks and Dinah Lynn Sparks, all of Prestonsburg, and Mary Elizabeth Hunt of Hazard; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Neeley, Hampton, VA, Mrs. Mona Roth, city, Myrtle S. Buchanan, Newport News, VA; Mrs. Maxie Stodhill, Yorktown, VA; four brothers, Olma Sparks, Union, OH, Oakley, J. O. and Chester Sparks, all of this city. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the United Baptist church in this city with F. F. Rigsby, I. I. Williams and Tommy Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

   
STINSON, Albert
1902-1962
Albert Stinson, age 60, resident of Flat Gap, died in Kings Daughters Hospital, Ashland at 3??p.m. Tuesday, March 13 following a brief illness. The son of Rufus and Ressie Lyons Stinson, he was born February 28, 1902 and had been a lifelong resident of this community, where he engaged in (?farming?). Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Viva Salyer Stinson, whom he married at Volga, November 2, 1927; two sons, Elmo Stinson, Columbus, OH, Darrell Stinson, city, a daughter, Naden Stinson, Flat Gap; two brothers, James Stinson, Flat Gap, French Stinson, Oak Hill, WV, six sisters, Minnie Conley and Greta Stinson, both of Flat Gap, Jewell Salyer, city, Goldie Williams, Carrie Gerald and Sylvia M??? all of Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, From the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist church with Hood Wallen, Bruce Daniel and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962 (Note: this was difficult to read, so may contain errors)

    
TEMPLE, Mrs. C. D.
1962
Mrs. C. D. Temple Funeral services were conducted Thursday in Lexington for Mrs. C. D. Temple, who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Solomon Feld, Lexington. Mrs. Temple formerly lived in this city where her late husband was a C & O Railway agent. Survivors also include another daughter, Mrs. Opal Rice, Richmond, VA and a son Stanley Temple, Baltimore, MD. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

     
WARD, Julia Ann
1896-1962
Mrs. Julia Ann Ward, 66, wife of Edd Ward of Williamsport, died in a local hospital at 6 a.m. Monday, March 19, after an illness of six years. The daughter of the late John and Mary Fraley Walker, she was born at Lancer February 24, 1896, and had lived at Williamsport for the past forty years. Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Carmel Ward, city, Arnold and Russell Ward, Dayton, OH, John Kelly Ward, U. S. Army, Germany, one daughter, Mrs. Ella Noel Daniel, Williamsport; one brother, Byrd Walker, Lancer; three sisters, Lucy Ratliff, Martin, Casette Crider, Auxier, Bobbie Derossestt, Evanston. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the home with Jeffie Perry, Elder LeGrand Shingleton and Elder Keith Smith as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

   
WALTERS, Bertha
1962
Mrs. Bertha Walters, 70, former resident of Meally, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Price, Ashland, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Carlie and Molly Fitch Ward, she was born in Johnson County and had resided in the county most of her life. She was a member of Buffalo United Baptist Church. Her husband, Leonard Walters, preceded her in death. Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Cecil Short, Meally, and a brother, Gervin Ward, Meally. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1962

   
WALTERS, W. J.
1962
Dr. W. J. Walters, 94, of Pikeville, retired physician and form Pike County health officer, died March 11 at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital after an illness lasting five and one half weeks. Pike County’s health center completed in 1954 at a cost of $164,000, was dedicated to Dr. Walters because of his service to Pike County. He served as health officer four times: 1904-1906, 1916-1920; 1944-1947; and 1951-1955. He studied medicine at the Tennessee Medical College at Knoxville where he was graduated before the turn of the century. He completed postgraduate studies at Louisville Medical College in 1900, the year he came to Pikeville. Dr. Walters, widely known throughout the area both as a private physician and as health officer, was born in Johnson County. He was a son of Winfrey H. Walters and Elizabeth Preston Walters. He was a member of the United Baptist church at Concord, KY. His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Syck Walters died April 22, 1961. Survivors include three sons, Arba Walters of Ephrata, WA, and Walter P. Walters and W. Robert Walters, both of Pikeville; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Thornbury, of Pikeville; a brother, Ulysses S. Walters of Offutt, KY, a sister, Mrs. Exer Preston of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pikeville Regular Baptist church with the Rev. Noah May, Rev. Marion Hall, and Rev. John M. Justice officiating. Burial was in the Walters Cemetery on Chloe Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1962

    
WILLIAMS, Frances E.
1868-1962
Frances E. Williams, 92, better known as Fannie, died at the Castle Fork Rest Home at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, following a two years’ illness. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, she was born October 19, 1869, the daughter of the late Lewis and Margaret Salyer Williams. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church since 1879. Survivors include a sister in law, Mrs. Hattie Williams, twelve nieces, eleven nephews, and several great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday from the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Tommie Reynolds and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1962




APRIL - 1962
   
BALDRIDGE, Arnett
1891-1962
Arnett Baldridge, familiarly known as Pete, died suddenly at his home at Blackey, KY. His death is believed to have been caused by a heart attack. A native of East Point, he was born January 24, 1891, a son of the late Frank Baldridge and Mrs. Susan Baldridge of East Point. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Shriners and the Church of Christ. Mr. Baldridge left the county shortly after his discharge from service, and was an executive of a Louisville company until his retirement. He had recently completed a new home at Blackey. Surviving besides his aged mother, is his wife, Nancy Adams Baldridge, four sisters, Mrs. Sue Hicks, Paintsville, Mrs. Lora Ramey, and MRs. May Daniel of East Point, Mrs. Ada Hunt, Louisa and Frank and Tobe Baldridge of East Point. Burial was made at Blackey, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

    
BAYES, Fay (Leslie)
1962
Fay Leslie Bayes, 74, former resident of Johnson County, died in a Lexington hospital, April 18, 1962, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bayes, a native of Montague County, TX, was the daughter of Robert Alan and Mary Frances Womack Leslie, both member of pioneer families of Eastern Kentucky. She was educated in the Johnson County Schools and at Eastern State Normal School, Richmond, KY, and taught school in both Johnson and Pike Counties in the elementary grades. For several years she helped her husband in the grocery business and as postmaster at Auxier, KY. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Bayes is survived by her husband, J. M. Bayes, and one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Crider, both of Middletown, KY; one son, Guy M. Bayes, Falls Church, VA; two sisters, Mrs. O. P. Larson and Miss Ruth Leslie, Washington, D. C. and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held April 21 at the Milward Funeral Chapel with Rev. Homer L. Moore officiating. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1962

   
BLANTON, Allie (Fairchild)
1888-1962
Mrs. Allie Blanton, 73, former Collista resident, died Saturday, April 7 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Ratliff, Bellville, OH after a year’s illness. The daughter of the late John and Rose Horn Fairchild, she was born in this county, August 19, 1888, and had lived in Bellville for the past ten years. She was a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Blanton. Surviving are four sons, Albert Blanton, Leander, Bert Blanton, Jenkins, John Russell Blanton, Bellville, OH, Arnold Blanton, Mansfield, OH; another daughter, Mrs. Gladys Salyers, Collista; two step daughters, Mrs. Mary Bowling, Bellville, OH, Mrs. Alma Adas, Ieager, WV; two brothers, Walter Fairchild, Lowmansville, Kirk Fairchild, Monticello. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Pratt, Hager Hill, Mrs. Gypsie Conley and Mrs. Ada Blair, both of Collista. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster and Adrian Davis as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Collista. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1962

      
BUTCHER, Andrew
1907-1962
Andrew Butcher, 54, of Bias, near Delbarton, died at 11 a.m. yesterday at a Welch hospital after an illness of one year. Butcher, a retired miner, was born June 12 1907, in Johnson County, Ky., son of Tom and Starlie (Meeks) Butcher, and was married to the former Eula Murphy. He was a  member of the Baptist Church. Butcher is survived by his mother of Williamsport, Ky., his wife, nine children, Alene and Julia of Delbarton, Ida Mae of New York City, Wanda Jean of Columbus, O., Andrew Jr. of the U.S. Army and Mike, Linda Richard and Sue all at home, 14 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; Gladys of Baileysville, Charley and Mildred of Williamsport, Raymond and Drexel of Salyersville, Ky., Haskell of South Dakota, Kenneth and Daphane of Columbus and Frank of Paintsville, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at a time not yet set at the home of the deceased's mother, Mrs. Stalie Butcher of Williamsport. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Williamsport with Call Funeral Home in charge. The body was taken to the residence today, and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Starlie Butcher of Williamsport tomorrow morning. Published  Apr.03 1962 Death Date: Apr.02 1962 Submitted by: Andrew Butcher Jr. Jun 2005

    
CASTLE, Gar
1882-1962
Gar Castle, 80, well-known resident of this city, died at the home of his son, Clarence Castle, Friday morning, April 27 after an extended illness.  The son of the late Thomas J. and Lydia Blevins Castle, he was born in Johnson County February 15, 1882, and had been a lifelong resident of the county. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was a carpenter prior to his retirement.  His wife, Mollie Sparks Castle, preceded him in death September 23, 1941. Surviving besides his son, Clarence are four other sons, Carmel and Arville Castle, both of this city; Carl Castle, Dayton, OH; Earl Castle, Prestonsburg; one sister, Mrs. Mary Davis, city; two brothers, Elbert Castle, city; Millard Castle, Winona, MN. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Millard VanHoose and Rev. C. C. Hall as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Johnnie Castle, Kenneth Borders, Howard Sparks, Roy Ramey, Willis Sparks and Ernest Auxier. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1962

   
CHANDLER, Flossie (Clifton)
1911-1962
Mrs. Flossie Chandler, 50, resident of Evanston, died in a local hospital at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, after an illness of five days. The daughter of Judge Clifton of Van Lear and the late Martha Wallen Clifton, she was born at Prestonsburg, August 23, 1911. Prior to moving to Evanston, she had resided at Lowmansville for several years. She was married December 20, 1928 at Van Lear to Ova Chandler who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Michael, at home; Jack Edward Williams, Dayton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Omerod, West Liberty, Mrs. Phyllis Pack, Columbus, OH, three brother, Frank and George Clifton, both of Van Lear and Tony Clifton of Newport News, VA; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Spears, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Lowmansville Church of God with Scott Griffith and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Music was by the Lowmansville Quartet. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962

    
DAVIS, Harry
1962
Harry Davis, prominent farmer of the county and director and vice president of The First National Bank, died at his home, Tuesday, April 21, after an extended illness. The son of the late Daniel and Martha Jane Rule Davis, he was born in this county and had spent his entire life industriously and happily in the same community, on the same farm, and on the same home-site where he was born and grew to manhood. As a youth he attended the public school of Paintsville and Johnson County and completed his formal ecuation at Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. Following the completion of his education, he became engaged in a number of the family enterprises. His business and vocational interests, some of which he continued throughout his life, included the lumber business, banking, wholesale merchandising, real estate and arming and related activities. While not neglecting other interests, he gave to farming his day-to-day attention and found in it a deeply satisfying way of life. Mr. Davis ws united in marriage with Hazel Williams, daughter of James Marion and Jenny Vaughan Williams of this county. To them were born two daughters. In addition to his devoted wife, Mr. Davis is survived by their two daughters, Mrs. E. P. Royalty, Irvine, and Mrs. James A. Kirk, Grayson; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. W. L. Gambill, Ashland. Preceding him in death were three brothers, and two sisters, John W. Teass, MRs. John E. Buckingham, Roy Davis, June Davis and Walter Davis. Mr. Davis was a member of the Methodist Church. He supported its objectives with his influence and his means, and quietly but noticeably from day to day he set an excellent example of Christian living. In his relationship to others he was considerate, gentle and generous. His judgment and advice were greatly valued and requests for his counsel and assistance were numerous. He went about giving advice and benefactions in his own characteristic manner—quietly and totally without ostentation. One may judge a man by the atmosphere and the standards of his home. His home became a center for relatives and friends. One found there comfort and rest during illness. In its quiet hospitable atmosphere, the visitor found stabilizing advice, a new perspective or an old perspective lost sight of, and a temporary haven from the pressures and anxieties of the workday world. Probably no greater tribute can be paid one than to say of him, “he was a good man”.  Truly it can be said that he was a good husband, a good father, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. Throughout his life he went about the even tenor of his way being a “good man”. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home by Rev. Robert hart, pastor of First Methodist Church and Rev. C. C. hall. Active pallbearers were James Franklin, Robert Conley, Irvin O’Bryan, Jesse Pelphrey, Douglas Dixon, Brooks Pelphrey, Clifton Horne, Lester Adams and Delbert Fairchild. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Holbrook, R. C. Lyon, Russell Meade, James Cox, Leroy Slone, Dan Wheeler, Dr. Paul B. Hall, V. S. Williams, Otto Baldridge, D. H. Dorton, Oakley Sparks, Ray Turner, Albert Horne, Jesse Horne, Dr. John Turner, W. H. McKenzie, J. H. Pelphrey, O. P. Williams, Sr., Dewey Williams, Howard Frail, Bob Falknew, E. B. Miller, Judge J. E. Radcliffe, Ronald Harris, Tremble Harris, Theodore Miller, Challie Pelphrey, J. K, Wells, W. A. Johnson and Frank Pelphrey. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1962

   
EVANS, Warren Delone
1877-1962
Warren Delone Evans, 85, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the home of Norman Skaggs, Keaton, after an illness of three months. The son of the late Marion and Nancy Jane Dials Evans, he was born in this county, April 12, 1877, and had been a lifelong resident of the county. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a retired farmer. His wife preceded him in death October 1959. Survivors include four sons, Proctor, of Martha, Oscar of Columbus, OH, Homer of Martha, Gusta of Keaton, two daughters, Vesta Sparks of Martha and Goldie Skaggs of Keaton; two brothers, Anderson Evans, of Martha Leo Evans of Blaine; one sister, Mrs. Minda Collins of Marion, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Christian Union Church with Emerson Collier, John  Pelphrey and Emory Ferguson as officiating ministers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1962


   
KELLY, Robert W.
1909-1962
Robert W. Kelley, a native of Paintsville, died suddenly Wednesday, in Toldeo, OH. He was supervisor of signals for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., in Columbus. Mr. Kelley was born April 18, 1909, a son of Mrs. Ada Bais Kelley of Ashland and the late Henry C. Kelley. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Lebanon Lodge 63 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Golda Jarvis Kelley; three daughters, Mrs. Garry Lee Wise of Richmond, VA, Mrs. James Lee Cummings of Milton and Miss Judy Gail Kelley at home; a son William Dwight Kelley of Richmond; the mother, three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor and Mrs. Fitch, Jr., of Ashland, and Mrs. David Marsh of Dayton; three brothers, Henry C. Kelley of Ashland, Wilford E. Kelley of Ironton and Houston Kelley of Salyersville and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Milton and burial was in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens at Milton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1962

   
MAHAN, Chloie Mae (Blanton)
1890-1962
Mrs. Chloie Mae Mahan, 71, died at her home at Staffordsville at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, after an illness of two years. The daughter of Elec and Laura Sturgill Blanton, she was born in this county March 18, 1890 and had been a lifelong resident of the county. She was a member of the freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Mahan; five sons, Frank and George B. Mahan, both of Carey, OH; Herbert, Chat and Elmer Mahan, all of Staffordsville; two daughters, Crotine King, Staffordsville; Perlie King, Staffordsville; two brothers, Leck Blanton, Wheelersburg, OH, George Blanton, Portsmouth, OH; two half sisters, Mrs. Gracie Dunlop, Detroit, MI, Mrs. Wayne Tackett, Staffordsville, two half brothers, Brooks Pelphrey and Fred Pelphrey, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. at Thursday at the Freewill Baptist church at Staffordsville with Scott Castle, Junior Ferguson and john F. Ratliff as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1962

   
MARTIN, Polly (Muncy)
1892-1962
Mrs. Polly Martin, 70, died at her home at West Van Lear at 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Melvin and Elizabeth Sammons Muncy, she was born April 6, 1892, in Mingo Co., WV, and had been a resident of West Van Lear for the past thirty one years. She was a member of the West Van Lear Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, F. S. Martin, two sons, Clarence A. and James E. Tramel, Marytown, WV, three brothers, Ershel Muncy, Elizabethon, TN, Douglas and McKinley Muncy, Kermit, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Grinstaff and Mrs. Rachel Morris, Elizabethton, TN, Mrs. Cora Copley, Warfield. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, from the Missionary Baptist Church at West Van Lear with John G. Sammons as officiating minister. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962

   
MCKENZIE, Della
1890-1962
Mrs. Della McKenzie, 71, died Saturday, April 21, at her home at Flat Gap. The daughter of the late Jack and Alice Kazee McKenzie, she was born in this county Sept 18, 1890 and had lived at Flat Gap most of her life. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a retired school teacher, having taught in the Johnson County schools for 18 years. Surviving are her husband, Bill Edd McKenzie; a son by a previous marriage, Homer William, Louisa, two daughters, Mrs. Lon Butler of Staffordsville; and Mrs. Arthur Ealey of Flat Gap. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Flat Gap Enterprise Church with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962

    
O'BRYAN, Harry
1878-1962
Harry O’Bryan, 83, died at his home at Leander, at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, April 7, following a year’s illness. The son of the late James H. and Renda Blair O’Bryan, he was born in this county October 14, 1878 and had been a lifelong resident of Leander. A retired farmer, he served as deputy sheriff for six years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee Salyer O’Bryan, a son, Wayne O’Bryan, Waverly, OH; three daughters, , Mrs. Herbert May and Edna O’Bryan, both of Leander; Mrs. Thurman Spradlin, Orient, OH; a brother, Millard O’Bryan, Leander. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday from the home of his daughter, Mrs. May, Leander, with Prater Blair, James Blair, O. I. Williams and Edgar Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1962

     
OPPENHEIMER, A. E.
1904-1962
A. E. Oppenheimer, 57, former resident of this city, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, of a heart attack shortly after arrival at Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, OH. The fire department rescue squad was called to the residence and after administering oxygen took the victim to the hospital. Born November 24, 1904 in Elliott County, KY, he was a son of the late Ralph and Beulah Fields Oppenheimer. He operated the Sanitary Equipment Co., 843 11th Street and was a member of the Temple Baptist church. He served in the Army during both world wars and was acclaimed as the youngest soldier—at age 13—in World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Payne Oppenheimer to whom he was married November 27, 1924; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Nestor and Mrs. Beulah Carroll both of Portsmouth, OH; Mrs. Lillian Brisker, Vero Beach, FL; a son, William, of Ashtabula, OH; a brother, Ralph of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Leathern Siler and Mrs. John McDaniel both of this city, Mrs. Earl Davis, Hamlin, WV; also surviving are seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Windel-Howland Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962

    
PRESTON, Mary Ellen
1920-1962
Miss Mary Ellen Preston, 41, resident of West Van Lear, died in a Lexington hospital at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The daughter of the late R. A. and Laura Waller Preston, she was born at Van Lear, December 14, 1920. Surviving are four brothers, Fred, Bill and Jim Preston, all of Dayton, OH; Charles L. Preston of Marietta, GA; one sister, Mrs. Eugene Baldridge of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the West Van Lear Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Sammons as officiating minister. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1962

   
RICE, John D.
1962
John D. Rice, Sr. 78, a real estate broker in New York City, died Sunday, April 22, in Grand Central Hospital in New York City after having suffered a stroke. A native of this county he was the son of the late Samuel M. and Martha Jane Witten Rice. He left Johnson County in 1903 and had lived in Yonkers 32 years. An army captain in World War I, Mr. Rice was with the first American tank unit in France and was chief instructor in automatic weapons in the first tank school there. He was a member of Polar Star Lodge of Masons in New York City. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Seitz Rice, whom he married 50 years ago; a son, Dr. John D. Rice, Jr., Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Mrs. Artie Sheppard, Seattle, WV. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Seven sisters and four brothers preceded him in death. Two of the brothers were Link and I. G. Rice, Sr. Graveside rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Samuel M. Rice Cemetery at Sitka. Rev. F. S. VanHoose and Rev. C. C. Hall were in charge of the services and the Disabled Veterans conducted the graveside ceremonies. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

    
RICHARDSON, Dora (Music)
1962
Mrs. Dora Music Richardson, 81, of East Point, died at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at her home after an illness of one year. She was the wife of Jerry Richardson and the daughter of Tom and Mary Lou Greer Music. She was a member of the First Church of God. Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, Curtis and Garnet, both of East Point; three brothers, John D. Music and Sam Music, both of East Point and George Music, Laketon, IN; and two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Hill of Bonanza and Mrs. Josephine May of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted April 8 from the First Church of God on Little Paint Creek, the Rev. Moses Kitchen and Rev. John Benton officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery on Little Paint Creek, in Floyd County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1962

   
SHELL, Leota B. (Snipes)
1962
Mrs. Leota B. Shell, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Proctor Hannah, Leander at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, after an illness of six months. The daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Durham Snipes, she was born in Floyd County and had made her home at Leander for the past five years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. (Jack) Shell. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Eunice Fairchild, Christiansburg, OH, Mrs. Emma Hughes, Bolivar, WV, three sons, John Shell, Prestonsburg, Thurman Shell, West Van Lear, Sam Shell, Springfield, OH, a brother, Thomas Snipes, Bonanza. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the United Baptist Church at Bonanza with Alex Stevens as officiating minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Bonanza. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

   
SHERMAN, Virginia
1900-1962
Mrs. Virginia Adams Sherman, 62, well-known resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, from the effects of a stroke following a month’s illness. The daughter of Hardin and Mary Jane Hall Adams, she was born in Salyersville, March 30, 1900, and had lived in this city for forty-five years. She was a member of the ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. She was married November 6, 1920 in this city to E. T. (Doak) Sherman, who survives. Other survivors include a son, E. T. Sherman, Jr., city; two daughters, Mrs. Mollie Marie Castle and Mrs. Betty Jane Morgan both of this city; a sister, Mrs. Gypsie Dill, Covington. Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. John Pommert, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Pallbearers were John Leonard Spears, James Heber Conley, Bob Conley, M. C. Bailey, Stanley Borders, and Charles McCloud. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1962

   
SLONE, J. M.
1881-1962
J. M. Slone, 81, well-known resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, April 22, after suffering a heart attack. The son of the late Marvel and Elizabeth Wheeler Slone; he was born on the Hoods Fork of Blaine, September 27, 1881. He had lived in this city for forty-seven years, and operated a saddle, harness and shoe repair shop. He was a member of the United Baptist church. He was married June 13, 1914, at Sitka to the former Jane McKenzie who survives. Other survivors include four sons, Virgil and Clarence  Slone, Sitka, Reginald and James Slone, Jr., both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Hobert McKenzie, Flat Gap, Mrs. Irvin Castle, Staffordsville, Miss Clarice Slone, city; one brother, Proctor Slone, Sitka. Also surviving are thirty grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the United Baptist church with O. I. Williams, F. F. Rigsby and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Turner Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962

   
SPEARS, Lou Emma (Daniel)
1880-1962
Mrs. Lou Emma Spears, 81, died at her home in Stafford Addition at 12:20 Thursday, April 19, after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of the late William W. and Rachel VanHoose Daniel, she was born in Lawrence County, OH, June 17, 1880, and had lived in this city most of her life. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Albert “Dock” Spears, preceded her in death, November 6, 1946. Surviving are two sons, Ray Spears, David, Virgil Spears, Louisville; three daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Hall, Auxier, Mrs. Clell Preston, Thealka, Ernestine Spears, city; one brother, W. E. Daniel, Irvine. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. . Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Freewill Baptist Church at Thealka with C. C. Sparks, Scott Castle and F. S. VanHoose as officiating ministers. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962

   
SPRIGGS, Al
1883-1962
Al Spriggs, 79, resident of Keaton, died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, April 15, following a month’s illness. The son of the late Robert and Caroline Gilmore Spriggs, he was born at Boons Camp January 1, 1883, and had lived at Keaton for five years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and prior to his retirement operated a sawmill. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Katherine Spriggs, whom he married June 22, 1957, and a sister, Mrs. Allie Collins, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Friendship United Baptist church at Boons Camp with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1962

   
STAPLETON, Hattie (Brown)
1884-1962
Mrs. Hattie Stapleton, 78, resident of Volga, died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m. Friday April 13 after an illness of two months. The daughter of the late Henry and Margrett Baldridge Brown, she was born at Sitka February 14, 1884, and had resided at Volga for fifty-nine years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Sandy Stapleton, who served as Johnson County jailer, preceded her in death August 12, 1961. Surviving are six sons, Rex, Noah, Tom, Ray, Mitchell and Dan Stapleton, all of Volga; two daughters, Mrs. Pearlie Hines, Hammond, WS, Miss Virgie Stapleton, Volga; one brother, Andrew Brown, Sitka; three sisters, Nancy Salyers, Columbus, OH, Lou Scarberry, Nippa, Nerve Kimbler, Sitka. Also surviving are thirty-two grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cannons Chapel Methodist Church with Revs. Roger Ashley and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1962

   
VANHOOSE, Lent
1962
Lent VanHoose, 90, retired farmer of Nippa, died in a local hospital at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 8, after an extended illness. The son of the late Mose and Mary Hayes VanHoose, he was born in this county and had lived here most of his life. Surviving are three sons, Estill, Arthur and Carl VanHoose, Ashland, a daughter, Miss Clora VanHoose, Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Roberts, city, Mrs. Sally Flaugher, Thelma. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist church with Millard VanHoose and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in the John Z. VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1962

   
WARD, Clarinda
1891-1962
Mrs. Clarinda Ward, 71, resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18. The daughter of the late Bailey and Sylvania Cantrell Boling, she was born in Morgan County, June 5, 1891 and had lived at Van Lear for thirty years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married July 5, 1922, at Van Lear to Ira Ward who survives. Other survivors include two son, Arnold Ward, Lodi, Ronnie Ward, Raven, VA; five daughters, Gussie Blair, Maplewood, WV, Elva and Altie White, Bim, WV, Judy Franklin, Gilbert, WV, Mary Brown, Van Lear, five brothers, Jim, Van Lear, John, Morgan County, Joe, West Van Lear, Amos, city, Boyd, Nippa, two sisters, Pliana Blair, Akron, OH, Ressie Dalton, Van Lear. Also surviving are forty-four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at the van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Grover Fannin as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1962




MAY - 1962


   
BLAIR, Thomas
1906-1962
Thomas Blair, 55, resident of this city, died suddenly of a heart attack at the home of his sister, Mrs. Vera VanHoose, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. The son of Harrison and Lottie Clay Blair, he was born in this county on June 30, 1906, and had been a lifelong resident of this city. He was employed as a driller. Also surviving are two other sisters, Mrs. Golda VanHoose and Mrs. Tera Nelson, both of this city; two brothers, Bruce Blair, Water Gap, Drice Blair, Volga. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist church with Millard VanHoose and F. S.VanHoose as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

   
BUTCHER, Lee
1895-1962
Lee Butcher, 67, resident of Williamsport, died in a Veteran’s Hospital in Louisville Thursday, after an extended illness. The son of the late Marcus and Jemima Meeks Butcher, he was born in this county, April 27, 1895, and had lived here most of his life. A veteran of World War I, he was employed as a laborer prior to his illness. Survivors include a son, Henry Lee Butcher, and a daughter Carol Irene Butcher, both at home; three brothers, James and Garfield Butcher, Williamsport, Son Butcher, White House; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Grinestaff, Bluefield, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Old Friendship Untied Baptist Church at Williamsport with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962


   
CAUDILL, Mittie
1876-1962
Mrs. Mittie Spears Caudill, 86, resident of Carey, OH, died Friday, May 25, in the Wyandotte Hospital after an illness of several months. The daughter of the late Henry and Ellen Moles Spears, she was born February 10, 1876, at Bonanza and had lived at Carey for fourteen years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are four brothers, Marion, Riceville, John, Venton, OH, Will, Carey, OH, Jerry, West Van Lear; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Rice, Estill. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Riceville Freewill Baptist church with Scott Castle and Earl Ratliff as officiating ministers. Music was by the Angus Castle Singers. Burial was in the Riceville Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1962

   
CAUDILL, Rose (Rice)
1884-1962
Mrs. Rose Caudill, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virgil Hackworth, Swamp branch at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, after an illness of eight years. The daughter of the late Benjamin and Emily May Rice, she was born at Riceville, February 12, 1884. She was a member of the United Baptist church. She is also survived by her husband, Frank Caudill, to whom she has been married for 57 years; four son; Roy, Riceville, Homer, Pierceton, IN, Bruce, Indianapolis, IN, Leonard, Swamp Branch; three other daughters, Mrs. Sherman Rice, Swamp Branch, Mrs. Claude Rice, Troy, OH, Mrs. Payne Picklesimer, Dayton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Hurt, Okanogan, WA, Mrs. Lester May, Wenatchee, WA, Mrs. Virgie Stone, Cleveland, OH; one brother, Harry Rice, Battle Creek, MI. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Long Fork Untied Baptist church with O. I. Williams, Lonza Reed, and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

  
CHANDLER, David K.
1876-1962
David K. Chandler, 86, resident of Lowmansville, died in a local hospital at 7 a. m.  Saturday, May 12, after an illness of two weeks. A native of Lawrence County, he was born February 26, 1876, the son of the late Pete and Sena Brown Chandler. He was a member of the United Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Lowe Chandler, whom he married February 26, 1897 at Lowmansville. Also surviving are four sons, Arthur chandler, Mount Carmel, IL; Luther and Enis Chandler, Ashland; Ernie Chandler, Lowmansville; three daughters, Bertha Hayes, Ashland; Mrs. Jessie Borders, Ulysses, Mrs. Eliza Brown, Beaver, OH. Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-one great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lowmansville, United Baptist church by O. I. Williams and Winfrey Meek. The grandchildren served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Lyons Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

  
DANIEL, Sherry Lynn
1961-1962
Sherry Lynn Daniel, 6 month old daughter of James F. and Dorothy Pack Daniel, Williamsport died in Children’s’ Hospital at 11:20 a.m. Monday, May 7. Surviving besides the parents are three sisters, Kathy Sue, Jennie Lou, and Ritta Nolene Daniels and one brother, James Erie Daniel, all at home. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Old Friendship Untied Baptist Church of Williamsport with Nim Sturgill and ‘tom Sammons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

   
DILLS, Frank
1913-1962
Frank Dills, 49, died Saturday morning, May 19, at his home on West Third Street after a brief illness. The son of the late George and Susie McKenzie Dills, he was born in this city February 7, 1913, and had lived here all of his life. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was employed as a hotel clerk. Survivors include a brother, Russell Dills, city; two sisters, Mrs. Frank McFaddin, Dayton, OH; Mrs. Orville Picklesimer, Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Walter Hooper as officiating minister. Burial was in the Turner Branch Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

   
GULLETT, Roselee
1879-1962
Gullett Mrs. Roselee Gullett, 82, died suddenly at 1:05 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Virginia Spradlin, Bridge Street. The daughter of the late Peter and Rachel Collins, she was born in this county, May 22, 1879. A former resident of Lick Fork, she had lived in this city about a year. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Harrison Gullett, preceded her in death November 22, 1959. Other survivors include a son, Lonnie Gullett, Lick Fork; a daughter, Mrs. Dollie Ratliff, city; a brother, Sam Collins, city, a sister, Mrs. Shellie Howard, Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Spradlin with Adrian Davis as officiating minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Lick Fork. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

   
GUNNING, William
1962
William Gunning, 68, former resident of Van Lear, died of lung cancer in a Daytona Beach, FL hospital, May 13. A native of Maryland, he came to Van Lear in 1913 where he was chief engineer and later superintendent for the Consolidated Coal Company. For the past six years, he had been a resident of Ormand Beach, FL. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jack Vaniman, Dayton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. O. H. Greshan, Logan, WV, Mrs. W. M. Bruce, Washington, D. C., Mrs. W. W. Fitcher, Columbus, OH; and one brother, Robert Gunning of Paintsville. He is also survived by three grandchildren. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Ormond Beach where funeral services were held Wednesday, May 16, with burial following in the cemetery there. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

   
HORNE, Albert
1879-1962
Albert Horne, 83, prominent farmer and stockman, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, May 20, after suffering a stroke four days earlier. Mr. Horne spent his entire life on the Old Rock House homestead, where he was born January 3, 1879, the son of the late Thomas and Mary Combs Horne. He was a loyal and devoted Christian and served as treasurer and deacon of the Rock House Church for over 40 years. Mr. Horne was a respected citizen and community leader and enjoyed the warm friendship of all who knew him. His wife, Dora Johnson Hrone, preceded him in death October 29, 1959. Survivors include a son, Verne P. Horne, Louisville, former superintendent of Johnson County Schools and now serving as Director of Public Relations of the Kentucky Education Association with offices in Louisville; a brother, Jesse Horne, Paintsville; three sisters, Ida Salyers, Hager Hill, Eva Tackett, Carey, OH, Tishie Slone, Peebles, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. C. C. Hall as officiating minister. Pallbearers were Crate Rice, Robie Horne, Brooks Conley, Bob Meek, Harold Lloyd Horne, Clifton Horne, and Clyde Conley. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

   
MCKENZIE, Clyde
1906-1962
Clyde McKenzie, 56, resident of this city, died of cancer in a local hospital at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, May 20, after an illness of seven months. The son of Mrs. Cora Ward McKenzie of this city and the late N. A. McKenzie, he was born at Sitka, April 4, 1906. He had mad his home in this city for a number of years where he owned an upholstery shop. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Audrey Burchett McKenzie, six sons, James McKenzie, Pikeville, Doug, Clyde A., Phillip, Michael and Robert McKenzie, all of this city; seven daughter, Mrs. Mary Short, Meally, Mrs. Ada Pack, King Addition, Mrs. Lucy Hopper, Detroit, MI, Frances, Lois, Melinda and Karen Rose, all of this city; a step daughter, Mrs. Burl Conley, Van Lear; one brother, Richard McKenzie, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. J. M. Slone, city, Mrs. J. H. Hampton, Plain City, OH, Mrs. Roy Daniels, Sitka. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the First Church of Christ, Stambaugh, with Milt Blankenship as officiating minister. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

   
MCKENZIE, Teally (Boyd)
1893-1962
Teally McKenzie, 69, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday May 21, at her home at East Point after an illness of one month. Mrs. McKenzie was born in this county March 28, 1893, the daughter of Manderville and Elizabeth Estep Boyd. She had lived at East Point for 18 years and was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Charlie McKenzie; one son, Walter McKenzie, East Point; four daughters, Minnie Daniels, Tutor Key; Ethel Collins, Auxier; Sola Alice Collins, Van Lear; Helen Arlene Delong, Willowick, OH; three brothers, Willie, John Henry and Walter Ramey, all of East Point; four sisters, Sola Puckett, Thealka; Adaline Lilly, East Point; Mary McKenzie and Florence Webb, both of Auxier; one stepsister, Pearl Sands, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Moses Kitchen as officiating minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1962

   
MEADE, Belle (Bowden)
1886-1962
Mrs. Belle Meade, 76m died of a heart attack at the home of her son, Cecil Meade, of this city at 11:50 p.m. Friday, May 11. Mrs. Meade, the daughter of the late L. G. and Mary Griffith Bowden, was born in Georgia, April 9, 1886. She had lived in this city for 43 years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, B. F. Meade preceded her in death in 1914. Other survivors include another son, Kenneth Meade, Russell; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Rose, Huntington, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with F. S. VanHoose and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

   
PERRY, Mary (Dawson)
1890-1962
Mrs. Mary Lou Perry, 71, died at her home at Meally at 9 p.m. Monday, May 28, from the effects of a stroke. She had been ill for eleven months. The daughter of the late Will and Julia Castle Dawson she was born at Thelma, September12, 1890, and had lived at Meally for five years. She was a member of the United Baptist church. She was first married to John C. Mollett who died September  1936. She later married Willie Perry, who survives. Surviving children by her first marriage are four sons, Bill, Richard, Thomas and Worthy Mollett, Boons Camp; two stepsons, Joe Mollett, city and George Mollett, Elizabethtown; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Perry, Boons Camp, Mrs. Julia Butcher, Williamsport, Mrs. Swanee Penix, Boons Camp; a stepdaughter, Lizzie Delong, Mazie. Other survivors include a brother, Claude Dawson, Meally; a sister, Fannie Golden, Ohio, 41 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Little Friendship United Baptist church at Boons Camp with Jim Priest, Nim Sturgill and Everett Crum as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1962

   
PRESTON, Alice (Litteral)
1888-1962
Mrs. Alice Litteral Preston, 78, wife of Glenn Preston, Ashland, died at 1 p.m. Saturday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an illness of fourteen years. Mrs. Preston was born at Oil Springs, July 30, 1888, the daughter of the late Judge W. E. and Sue Witten Litteral, and was a member of the Oil Springs Methodist Church.  She had resided in Ashland for 10 years. Other survivors include a brother, Benson Litteral, Oil Springs, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Oil Springs Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Lindsey Litteral, Harry E. Litteral, Elmo Skaggs, Paul M. Stafford, James Adams, Ralph B. Preston and Paul Sheets. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

   
SETSER, John W.
1892-1962
John W. Setser, 69, retired miner of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 5:40 a.m. Friday, May 11. The son of the late Christopher and Harriett Music Setser, he was born in this county October 5, 1892, and had lived at West Van Lear for 14 years. He was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Gray Setser; three sons, John Setser, Jr., Findlay, OH, Ellis B. Setser, Michigan, Elbert Setser, Paintsville; four daughters, Mrs. Paul Thomas, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Merman Huff, Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Ruth Crager, Dayton, OH, and Mrs.Audie Dawson, van Lear; one brother, Walter Setser, Van Lear, one sister, Mrs. Agnes Ward, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m.  Sunday from the Philadelphia Church of Christ, with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1962

   
SPARKS, Mary (Micyus)
1915-1962
Mrs. Mary Sparks, 47, wife of Chester Sparks of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 1962, after an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Mary Micyus of Wheelwright and the late Thomas Micyus, she was born in Pennsylvania June 13, 1915, and had lived at Staffordsville for two years. A brother, Eddie Micyus of Wheelwright, also survives. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the United Baptist Church in this city with Thomas Bailey, O. I. Williams and Cully Sparks as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville.

   
STANLEY, Russell
1962
Russell Stanley, 57, died Monday of a heart attack at his home at South Shore, OH. A native of Greenup County, he was the son of Mrs. Jasper Stanley of Ashland and the late Mr. Stanley, former resident of Meally. Survivors include besides his mother, his wife and five sisters. He was a brother of Mrs. Lon Phelps of Meally. Funeral services will be conducted at Wheelersburg, OH and burial will follow in the Wheelersburg Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1962

   
WILLIAMS, Estill
1890-1962
Estill Williams, 71, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Flat Gap at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was born December 25, 1890, the son of the late Noah and Mary Polly Skaggs Williams. He was a Mason and a retired State Highway employee. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Callie Estep Williams; two sons, Clarence Williams, Dayton, OH, Elmer Williams, Charleston, WV, one daughter, Pamela Williams, Flat Gap, two brothers, Albert Williams, Flat Gap; Phara Williams, Winifred. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist church with Ellis Hamilton and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1962



JUNE - 1962
    
   
ADAMS, Lillian (Wheeler)
1899-1962
Mrs. Lillian Wheeler Adams, 62, Wheelersburg, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Adams, the daughter of the late Green and Cora Alice Davis Rice, was born at Manila, December 5, 1899. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and a teacher. Her first marriage was to Wicke Wheeler who preceded her in death. She was later married to Dewey Adams who survives. Surviving children by her first marriage are a son, Dorsey Wheeler, Falcon; three daughters, Mrs. Leon Trimble, Hyde Park, NY; Mrs. Carnell Conley, Beaver, OH, Mrs. Clay Maupin, Lexington. Also surviving are six brothers, Alva Rice and John Rice, Oil Springs; Frank Rice, Falcon; Grant Rice, Columbus, OH; Charley Rice, Falcon; Roy Rice, Dayton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Erie Wheeler and Mrs. Claude Salyers both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at the Litteral Fork Church Saturday at 1 p.m. with Dona Conley and W. Caudill as officiating ministers. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1962

  
BLEVINS, Allen
1900-1962
Allen Blevins, 62, died of a heart attack in a local hospital at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, after an illness of three weeks. The son of the late James and Lucinda Bowens Blevins, he was born at Milo, March 8, 1900. He had lived in Paintsville, OH for the past seven years where he was a government employee. He retired about four weeks ago and returned to Thelma where he was living at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Effie Curtis Blevins, whom he married in Pineville, September 1, 1939; a son, Richard Blevins, Fort Bragg, NC; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Moore and Mrs. Lillie Daniels both of Thealka; Mrs. Anna Golden, city, a brother, Ransom Blevins, Perry, OH; a half brother, Levi Blevins, New London, OH; a half sister, Mrs. Clem Williamson, Glen Allen, VA  Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with James Lyons and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Thealka cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1962

   
BUTCHER, Jeff
1893-1962
Jeff Butcher, 79, died at the Castle Fork Rest Home at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, from the effects of a stroke. He had been ill for the past three months. Mr. Butcher was born July 28, 1893, at Williamsport, the son of the late John W. and Julia Davis Butcher. A retired school teacher and farmer, he had been a lifelong resident of that community. His wife preceded him in death in 1917. Survivors include a son, Jack Butcher, Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Delilah Ruth, Lexington; four brothers, Atley and Hershell Butcher, both of Williamsport; Glen Butcher, city, Bill Butcher, Miamisburg, OH; two sisters. Mrs. Earl Marcum, Williamsport; Mrs. Arnold Higgins, Chattanooga, TN. Also surviving are five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Old Friendship United Baptist church with Mitchell Grim, Winfrey Meek and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1962

   
CANTRELL, Henry
1893-1962
Henry Cantrell, 68, retired C & O Railway employee of Hager Hill, died in a local hospital at 2:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, after an illness of two months. The son of the late James and Rissie Smith Cantrell, he was born in Morgan County, August 21, 1893, and had lived at Hager Hill practically all of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Fairchild Cantrell; two sons, James E. Cantrell, Hager Hill; Henry Cantrell, Jr., Springfield, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Fitch and Mrs. Pauline Stambaugh, Mrs. Garnett Preston, all of Hager Hill; four brothers, John Mace Cantrell, Collista, Newton Cantrell, Catlettsburg, H. C. Cantrell, Tucson, AZ, Jay Cantrell, city; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Fillinger, city, Mrs. Louise Blair, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the home with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1962

   
CAUDILL, Walter
1904-1962
Walter Caudill, 58, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Oil Springs at 2:30 a.m. Sunday June 17. The son of Abel and Louise Rice Caudill, he was born at Oil Springs, January 29, 1904 and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He was employed as a driller in the oil fields. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Mae Lemaster Caudill; two sons, Walter Caudill, Jr., Cyrus, OH; Ralph F. Caudill, Oil Springs; two daughters, Lroetta Crace, Dayton, OH; Josephine Saylor, Sidney, OH. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Jim Caudill, Clay city; Mrs. Audrey Lemaster, Mrs. Zuria Trimble, Mrs. Dora Colvin and Elbert Reed, all of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Caudill Fork Church with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1962

   
CONLEY, Finetta (Williams)
1915-1962
Mrs. Finetta Conley, wife of Wardie Conley, of Oil Springs died in a local hospital at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, after an illness of four weeks. The daughter of Theodore and Birdie Williams, she was born at Oil Springs, January 8, 1915, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Ann VanHoose, four brothers, Charles Williams, Mt. Sterling, OH, Polk and Lewis Williams, both of Oil Springs, Ben Williams, Ashland, four sisters, Virginia Patrick, Catlettsburg, Josie Mae Williams, Oil Springs, Norsie Stapleton, Collista, Ada Blair, Oil Springs. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today at the home. Burial was in the Price Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday June 27, 1962

   
DANIEL, Donna Jean
1962
Donna Jean Daniels, 3-year-old daughter of Wilmer and Hazel Deboard Daniels, Plain City, OH, was killed instantly when hit by a car on Route 42 at Plain City.  The fatal accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. Friday, June 8, as Donna Jean was crossing the highway with a sister.  Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Shelia and Brenda, and a brother, Ronnie, all at home.  Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. F. B. Deboard, Lowmansville, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Bud Daniels also of Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. at the Lowmansville Church of God with Dick Preston and Kirby Conley as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1962

   
DIXON, Elmer
1962
Elmer Dixon, 57, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Stonewall Johnson Memorial Hospital in Weston, WV. He was critically injured Tuesday morning while at work on a drilling rig. He was the son of the late Alonzo and Mary Hayes Dixon of Wittensville. His wife, Bessie Conley Dixon, preceded him in death. Survivors include twelve children: Mrs. Edna Earl Harrington of Lorain, OH, Hansel Dixon of Hindman, KY, Mrs. Avonelle Francis of Columbus, OH, Billy Dixon of Columbus, OH, Robert Dean Dixon of Goodfellow AFB, TX, Mrs. Ruth McHenry of Jacksonville, FL, and Russell, Ernestine, Alonzo, Bobby Doyle, Christine and Kenneth of Hindman, KY; one brother, Rolla Dixon of Paintsville and one sister, Mrs. Donnie Davis of Chandlersville. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Rock House Freewill Baptist church. Rev. Claude Preston was the officiating minister. Burial was in the Conley cemetery at Rock House. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1962

  
FITCH, Isadore
1871-1962
Isadore Fitch, 90, retired miner of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, after an illness of two days. The son of the late Bird and Mary Fraley Fitch, he was born in Lawrence County, August 18, 1871, and had lived at Thealka most of his life. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. His wife, Fanny C. Fitch, preceded him in death, June 13, 1960. Surviving are five sons, Tom and Sam Fitch, Thealka; Burton and Jesse Fitch, city; Norman Fitch, Ypsilanti, MI; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ward and Miss Kathie Fitch, city; Mrs. Ruby Wells, Tutor Key; Mrs. Sebra Caudill, Ashland; a brother, Tug Fitch, Thealka, Mrs. Bertha Cook, Ashland. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with James Lyons and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1962

  
FRANKLIN, Con
1912-1962
Con Franklin, 50, resident of Fairborn, OH, died suddenly of a heart attack around 1 p.m. Friday, June 15 at Castle’s Rooming House, Main Street, in this city. The son of the late James and Ellen Sammons Franklin, he was born at Concord, March 2, 1912. He had lived at Fairborn for 11 years and was employed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Prior to moving to Ohio he worked for fifteen years for the North East Coal Company and served for four years as constable of District No. 1. Survivors include his wife, Clovia Salyers Franklin; three sons, James, David and Bob Franklin, Fairborn; three daughters. Mrs. Mildred Shaver, Mrs. Flora Brewer and Miss Brenda Franklin, Fairborn; three brothers, Edgar, Everett, and James Franklin, Jr., Thealka; one sister, Nora Avel Franklin, Lowmansville. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Concord United Baptist church with James Lyons and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville (rest missing) Paintsville Herald, Wednesday June 20, 1962

   
HALL, Michael Dewayne
1962-1962
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church for Michael Dewayne Hall, one month old son of Melvin and Peggy Dixon Hall, who died at 4 p.m. Saturday at this home at Auxier. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: Linda Joyce, Jerry Keith, Bennie, Phillip, Monroe, Tommie, Wanda Alice, Brenda Kay, and Debra Hall, all at home, David Larry Keen at home, Mrs. Patricia Helen Spears, Auxier. Services were conducted by the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and burial was in the Auxier Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1962

   
HAZELRIGG, Murah (Bayes)
1893-1962
Mrs. Murah Hazelrigg, 68, well-known resident of the city, died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV at 2:10 p.m. Friday, June  1, after a brief illness. A member of a family widely known throughout this section, she was born in this city December 16, 1893, the daughter of the late Dr. F. M. and Mary Fairchild Bayes. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church and active in all church affairs. Mrs. Hazelrigg was prominent in the social and cultural life of this city, and her interest and participation in numerous organizations contributed much to the advancement of the city’s  cultural program. She was a charter member and life member of the Paintsville Chapter of the Eastern Star and had served many appointments of the Grand Chapter of Kentucky. She was also a member of the White Shrine and Daughters of American Revolution. She was married March 12, 1914, in this city to Dr. H. G. Hazelrigg, who preceded her in death June 3, 1952. Survivors include a son, Commonwealth’s Attorney William B. Hazelrigg of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Charles S. Baals, Lima, OH; three grandchildren, Miss Jean Hazelrigg, Mrs. Mary Louise Webb and Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Copus. Also surviving are four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mayo Memorial Church with Rev. Joseph Zavadsky, former pastor of the First Christian Church in this city, as officiating minister. Pallbearers were Rex Helton, Paul Stafford, Dr. Glenn R. Powell, Dr. R. M. Wilhite, Jack Lewis, Jess Songer, Dr. Joe Conley, Phillip Jenkins, Dr. William D. Blari, C. O. Wheeler, Jr., Orville Umberger, C. C. Williams, Harry S. Roberts, J. Wess Mason, and James Melvin. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1962

  
PICKLESIMER, Jonathan Lee
1962-1962
Jonathan Lee Picklesimer, one day old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Picklesimer, Jr., Lexington, died in a local hospital at 3:34 a.m. Friday, June 1. Surviving besides the parents are three brothers, F. M. Picklesimer, III, Bradley H. and Stephen S. Picklesimer; one sisters, Elizabeth Ann Picklesimer all at home. Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Picklesimer of this city. Graveside rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lexington and burial followed in a Lexington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1962

   
PRESTON, Tip
1878-1962
Tip Preston, 84, well-known resident of Meally, died of cancer at 1:40 Friday, June 1, in Miners’ Hospital, McDowell. The son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Murray Preston, he was born at Meally April 29, 1878, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a retired miner, a United Baptist preacher and for eight years served as magistrate of No. 6 District. His first wife, Virgie Lee Price Preston, preceded him death November 26, 1933, and his second wife, Mary Preston, died December 21, 1961. Surviving children by his first marriage are two sons, Euell Preston, McDowell, Wilson Preston, Portsmouth, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Germa McPheters, Wellston, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Zilphy Preston, City.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday from the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Buell Ferguson, Elize Preston and Sam Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally.

  
PRESTON, Willie
1879-1962
Willie “Bill Dock” Preston, 83, resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, June 24, after an extended illness. The son of the late Sant and Mary VanHoose Preston, he was born in this county, February 12, 1879. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a lifelong resident of Meally where he engaged in farming. He was first married to Lynnie VanHoose Preston, who preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Goldie Preston, six sons, Sanford Preston, Meally, Earl and Millard Preston, Boons Camp, Jim and Johnnie Preston, New York, Noah Preston, Wabash, IN, a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Patrick, Roadsfield, WV; a brother, George Preston, Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Akers, Stambaugh. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1962

   
SALYER, Loretta
1939-1962
Mrs. Loretta Salyer, 23, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The daughter of Amos and Edna Sammons Boling of this city, she was born at Lackey, June 12, 1939, and had lived in this city for several years. She was a member of the Paintsville Church of Christ. She was married December 16, 1960 at Pikeville to Paul Salyer, who survives. Survivors also include an infant daughter, Shelia; two brothers, Danny Boling, city; Harold Boling, Eagle Station; five sisters, Elizabeth McCallister and Altine Hamilton, Cincinnati, OH; Linda Carol Boling, city; Nell Ruth Frazier, Wyandotte, MI; Carolyn Arthur, Germany. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Paintsville Church of Christ with Frank Webb, Leonard Webb and J. H. Short as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1962

   
SPARKS, J. S.
1887-1962
The following article concerning Mr. Sparks, who died June 18 was published in a newspaper in Wenatchee, WA. He was an uncle of the late Howard Sparks of this city and the last time Mr. Sparks visited Kentucky was November 8, 1956, when he and Mrs. Sparks attended the funeral of his nephew. James Sheridan Sparks, 74, East Wenatchee orchardist and long-time resident of the Wenatchee valley, died Monday in a local hospital. He was born in Paintsville, KY October 12, 1887, and came here in 1905. He worked for the W. T. Clark Co. and during that time helped landscape the grounds at the A. Z. Wells home which is now a part of the Wenatchee Valley College. He married Hazel Peterson December 26, 1914, in Seattle and that year bought the Easat Wenatchee orchard which he still owned and operated until his death. He was active through the years in promotion of the apple industry, working in Highline Canal, and helping to get government financing for ranchers during the depression. For nine years he was chairman of the board, and a member of the finance committee of RACC. For six years he served on the Eat Wenatchee school board. He was a charter member of the East Wenatchee Kiwanis Club and of the Appleatchee Riders Club and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors are his widow; two sons, Hershell Sparks, Wenatchee, and James Sheridan Sparks, Jr., Ephrata; one daughter, Miss Picolla Sparks, East Wenatchee; one brother, J. E. Sparks, Malaga; and five grandchildren. Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1962

   
SPRADLIN, Rosa (Stafford)
1870-1962
Mrs. Rosa Spradlin, 91, well-known county resident, died at her home at Staffordsville at 5:50 a.m. Friday, June 29, after an illness of four months. The daughter of the late Jesse and Georgeann Turner Stafford, she was born October 7, 1870, and had been a lifelong resident of the Staffordsville community. She was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, John Spradlin preceded her in death in 1938. Surviving are a son, Frank Spradlin, Staffordsville; three daughters, Mrs. Oscar Williams and Mrs. Bruce Wiley, both of this city; Mrs. Arzie Conley, Van Lear; a brother, Jesse Stafford, Jr. Hitchens, a sister, Mrs. Mollie Litman, city. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home with Robert Hart, C. C. hall and Woodrow Frisby as officiating ministers, Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1962

    
WALLEN, Rose (Starr)
1895-1962
Mrs. Rose Wallen, 67, resident of River, died of a heart attack at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Ray Ratliff, city. Mrs. Wallen was born in Martin County, June 16, 1895, the daughter of James and Mary Romans Starr. She had lived at River for 55 years and was a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Lige Wallen, whom she married at Louisa, June 17, 1918; two sons, Everett Wallen, River; James R. Wallen, Waynesville, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Ray Ratliff, city; two brothers, Wallace Starr, Chattaroy, WV, Bill Starr, OH; also surviving are ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the River United Baptist Church with V. L. Pelphrey and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Wallen Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1962



JULY - 1962

  
BAYES, Diedra
1962
Graveside rites were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday for Diedra Bayes, infant daughter of James Ireland and Christine McKenzie Bayes of Hager Hill, who died Thursday shortly after birth in a local hospital. Survivors include besides the parents two brothers, Michael Dean and James Archer and sister, Tammie Jo Bayes all at home. Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Standifer of this city, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dillard McKenzie of Staffordsville. Rites were conducted by Irvin Music and burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1962

   
BLANTON, Croshie (Kimbleton)
1881-1962
Mrs. Croshie Blanton, 80, former resident of this county, died July 25 at her home at Flatwoods. The daughter of the late Preston and Ellen Holbrook Kimbleton, she was born September 24, 1881, in Morgan County. At an early age she was converted and joined the United Baptist church at Low Gap. In 1935, she and her husband, who preceded her in death in 1951, moved their family from Staffordsville to Flatwoods. Surviving are four sons, Haden, Carey, OH; William, Detroit, MI; D. J., Flatwoods, Frank, Wurtland; four daughters, Mrs. John Daniels, Clements, MI; Mrs. Harold Gruber, California; Mrs. Ed Gregory, Lucasville, OH; Mrs. Minnie Conley, Mt. Clements, MI. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren ad 33 great grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 27 at Flatwoods, with Elders F. F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1962

   
CANTRELL, Carrie
1898-1962
Mrs. Carrie Cantrell, 64, resident of East Point, died in a local hospital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late M. T. and Jemima Wright Mullins, she was born in Pike County, June 10, 1898, and had lived in this county for 26 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Webster Cantrell; three sons, Avis Cantrell, Baltimore, MD, Gene Cantrell, Hager Hill; Billy Cantrell, Van Lear; four daughters, Esther McCoy, Williamson, WV; Jane Moma, Blue Mont, IL, Patricia Stambaugh and Patsy Harris, both of Hager Hill; three brothers, Corbett Mullins, Dunham; Sam and Edward Mullins, both of Pound, VA. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Collista Freewill Baptist church with Charlie Lemaster and Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Music Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1962

   
FRAIL, Edna (Gates)
1891-1962
Mrs. Edna Gates Frail, 70, wife of J. H. Frail, prominent merchant of this city, died Sunday, July 1, at 1:20 p.m., in a local hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Frail was born in Ashland October 21, 1891, the daughter of the late George and Ethel O’Reiley Gates. She and Mr. Frail were married June 4, 1914 in Cincinnati, OH, and following their marriage made their home in West Virginia for several years. The Frails moved to this city in May 1924 when Mr. Frail was sent here as the manager of the Standard, Hume and Hadden Store. In 1936, he and Mrs. Frail established Frail’s, which became one of the leading clothing stores in the valley. Mrs. Frail served as vice president of the firm and as buyer for the ladies ready-to-wear department of the store. She was an active participant in the operation of the store from its establishment until a few years ago when she was forced to retire because of ill health. Mrs. Frail had been a member of the First Methodist Church of this city for 38 years and was a regular attendant at the church services. She was active in the Women’s Societies of the church and was always particularly interested in the Sunday School class. She was a leader in the organization of the girls’ 4-H Club in the county and also acted as supervisor. She retained her interest in this project throughout her life and assisted in the development of the program. Mrs. Frail was stricken with cancer about 16 years ago and had undergone nine major operations. Her constant and untiring struggle against this illness made her life a symbol of courage and attested the noble qualities of her indomitable spirit. Survivors include besides her husband, a son, James Howard Frail, Jr., Orlando, FL; three daughters, Mrs. K. B. Williams of this city; Mrs. James Armstrong, Pulaski, FL; Mrs. Earl Gambill, Daytona Beach, FL. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister of Cincinnati, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Hart, pastor officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1962

   
GREEN, James M.
1875-1962
James M. Green, 87, well-known resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, following a brief illness. The son of the late Isaiah and Eliza Jane Davis Green, he was born in Carter County, April 7, 1875 and had lived at West Van Lear since 1917. A retired carpenter, he formerly served two terms as police judge of West Van Lear. He was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge. For many years he taught a Sunday School class in Kentucky and also in West Virginia when he resided there. He was married June 1906 at Wayne, WV, to the former Georgia Frazier, who survives. They made their home in West Virginia for a number of years and returned to Kentucky in 1913, locating at Van Lear. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, J. Paul Green, Phillippi, WV; Thomas L. Green, Flatwoods; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Holbrook of this city; Mrs. Wilbur Inskip, Akron, OH; a sister, Mrs. Alice Abbott, Blytheville, Arkansas. Also surviving are four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ross and Rev. C. F. Allen as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were W. H. Inskip, Akaron, OH; Fred Holbrook, city; Bert Rivers, West Van Lear; Bert Preston, Jr., West Van Lear; James Thomas Green, Flatwoods; Fred Holbrook, Jr., city. Burial was in the Ashland Rose Hill Cemetery, Pallbearers at Rose Hill were Delbert  C. Moore, Patrick Salyers, John C. May, David Balckburn, Dave Sturgill, Ashland, Ralph Holland, Russell. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1962

   
HONEYCUTT, Willie
1915-1962
Willie Honeycutt, 47, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, after an illness of seven days. The son of Johnny and Christine Webb Honeycutt, he was born at Odds May 7, 1915, and had lived at West Van Lear for 27 years. He was a miner employed by the Princess Elkhorn Coal Company at David. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stella Pack Honeycutt, whom he married in this city, August 8, 1940; a son, William Bryant Honeycutt, Dayton, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Ann Castle, Bainbridge, MD; four brothers, Malcom and George Honeycutt, West Van Lear; Melvin, Pablo, CA; Elliott, Wabash, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Burchett, Jackson, MI; Mrs. Edith cooper, New Boston, OH; Mrs. Sophia Fitzpatrick, Hager Hill. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the West Van Lear Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster as officiating minister. Pallbearers were Floyd Collins, Geter Picklesimer, Monroe Wallen, Thurman Whitaker, Odis Webb, Fonnie Castle and Bill Whitaker. Burial will be in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1962

   
LITMAN, Mollie (Stafford)
1962
Mrs. Mollie Litman, 90, well-known Johnson County woman died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Brakefield, in Cincinnati, OH, after a month’s illness. She was the daughter of Georgeann Turner Stafford and Jesse Stafford of this city. Surviving are the following children: Arthur Stapleton of Ladysmith, WS; six daughters, Mrs. Jesse Neiber, California, Mrs. Clara Hockensmith, Frankfort, Mrs. Ethel Campbell, Mrs. Ray Smith and Mrs. Brakefield, all of Cincinnati, and one brother Jesse Stafford of Hitchins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Catlettsburg with the Rev. M. R. Thomason, and Rev. Robert Hart officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1962


    
RANKIN, Flora Marie (Page)
1898-1962
Mrs. Flora Marie Page Rankin, 63, of Louisa, died at her home following an illness of two months. She was the wife of Julius M. Rankin, retired printer of Louisa. Mrs. Rankin was born November 8, 1898, in Louisa, a daughter of the late Lewis and Tessie Heston Page. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Louisa. Funeral services were conducted July 27 at the Young Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. William Stratton. Survivors include her husband, Julius M. Rankin; one daughter, Mrs. Billy L. Pack of Ashland; two sons, Robert Rankin of Milford, DE, and Bill N. Rankin of Hickory, NC, two brothers, John Page of Louisa and Bruce Page of Miami, FL and three grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1962

   
RICE, Mary Emily (Witten)
1877-1962
Mrs. Mary Emily (Dollie) Rice, 85, well-known county resident died at her home at Stambaugh at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, after an illness of two years. The daughter of the late Thomas and Louisina Ward Witten, she was born at Sitka, May 4, 1877. Mrs. Rice was related to many Johnson County families and was widely known and liked throughout the county. She became a member of the United Baptist church March 22, 1916, and lived a devout Christian life. She was married January 28, 1895, to Thomas Rice who preceded her in death 31 years ago. They had three children. A son, Ralph, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a step daughter, Laura Witten, and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include a son, John Haden Rice, Sitka; a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Rice Salyer, Stambaugh; two brothers, Chester and Tom Witten, both of Sitka. Also surviving are a stepson, Floyd Rice, Stambaugh; a step daughter, Martha Stambaugh, Allen; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 18 step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with Prater Blair, L. T. Preston and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1962

   
WELLS, Mary L. (Dutton)
1879-1962
Mrs. Mary L. Wells, 82, well-known resident of Boons Camp, died at her home at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, July 12, from the effects of a stroke suffered six days earlier. The daughter of the late James and Malissa Bowen Dutton, she was born in this county, December 24, 1879, and had been a lifelong resident of the Boons Camp community, where she was held in high esteem and deep regard by her neighbors and many friends. She was a member of the Wells Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, Isaac S. Wells, preceded her in death in 1940. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. D. Slone of this city, Chloe Wells and Mrs. Clarence Dutton, Boons Camp; a brother Melvin Dutton of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Spartman, Mrs. Minerva Rowe, Shelbiana. Also surviving are two grandsons, Bill and James Slone of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Chapel at Boons Camp with Rev. Charles Perry and John Redman as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Wells Family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1962



AUGUST - 1962
   
   
ADAMS, Carl
1907-1962
Carl Adams, 55, well-known resident of Tutor Key, died at his home at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, August 18, following an illness of several months. Mr. Adams was born in this county August 16, 1907, the son of K. B. Adams and the late Maudie Stapleton Adams. He had been a lifelong resident of the county. He had been engaged in the mining industry for several years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flora Daniel Adams; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Milton Sheets, Tutor Key; three brothers, Erchel Adams, Wharton, WV, Bert Adams, Wharton, WV, Ernest Adams, Waverly, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Callie Daniel, city, Mrs. Ethel Preston, Tutor Key, Mrs. Irene Preston, David. Also surviving are a grandson, Michael D. Sheets and a granddaughter, Myra Denese Sheets. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1 p.m. Monday with C. C. Hall and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Music was by the Angus Castle Quartet. Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962

   
BALDWIN, John
1883-1962
John Baldwin, 78, well-known farmer of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 6:30 a.m. Monday after an illness of two weeks. The son of S. A. and Hannah Davis Baldwin, he was born at Oil Springs, November 20, 1883, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Baldwin whom he married November 7, 1907, at Barnetts Creek; two sons, Leaborn Baldwin and Hershell Baldwin both of Oil Springs; two daughters,  Mrs. Oakley Reed, Oil Springs, Mrs. Edna Earl Arms, Greensburg; four brothers, Dock Baldwin, Sunbury, OH; Luther Baldwin, Win; Clint Baldwin, Barnetts Creek; McKinley Baldwin of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Webb, Susan Ann Baldwin and Mrs. Nora Webb all of Oil Springs. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Davis Branch Church at Oil Springs with Lonza Reed, Thurman Ferguson, and Foster Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

   
BLAIR, Furman Richard
1888-1962
Furman Richard Blair, 73, resident of Barnetts Creek, died in a local hospital at 2 p.m. Monday, August 6 after an illness of several months. The son of William an dMollie Van Hoose Blair, he was born December 19, 1888, and had been a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek. He was a farmer and a minister of the United Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Shirley Lambert Blair; a son, Turrell Blair, Barnetts Creek; two daughters, Mary M. Caudill, Mt. Sterling, OH; Valeria Tackett, Columbus, OH; two sisters, Artellia Blair, Barnetts creek; Hester Spradlin, Springfield, OH; six brothers, Verner Blair, Leander, Crate Blair, Sciotoville, OH, D. B. Blair, Oil Springs, Coonie Blair, Barnetts Creek; Dexter Blair, Leander, Eschel Balir, Washington C.H., OH Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Prater Blair, Francis Blair and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

   
BURNS, Ethel Opal (Marshall)
1922-1962
Mrs. Ethel Opal Burns, 40, resident of Beaver Dam, VA, died Monday, August 13, at 9:45 p.m. at the home of her father, John Marshall, Van Lear. The daughter of John and Mable Litz Marshall, she was born in this county, May 20, 1922. also surviving are her husband, Richard F. Burns; a daughter Katherine Virginia Jarrell, Van Lear; two brothers, Thomas Marshall and John Marshall, Jr., Vandalia, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist church with Ed Hayburn as officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

  
CANTRELL, Marsha Rae
1962
Marsha Rae Cantrell, 10 month old daughter of Mrs. Maggie Cantrell of Volga, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, in University Hospital, Lexington, following a heart operation. Surviving besides her mother is a half-brother, Roger Allen Cantrell. Graveside rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Volga with Rev. John Redmond as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

  
CONLEY, Frank Jackson
1882-1962
Frank Jackson Conley, 79, retired businessman and prominent resident of this city, died suddenly around 5:30 a.m. Friday, August 10, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roger Stewart, Second Street. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Conley, one of ten children, was born at Rockhouse December 17, 1882, a son of the late James Hayden and Ellen Rice Conley, members of two of Johnson County’s influential and outstanding families. He received his early educational training in the public schools of this county and attended the Sandy Valley Seminary, completing his education at Bowling Green Business University. Following completion of his schooling, he returned to Paintsville, served as a substitute teacher at Sandy Valley Seminary and became the first principal of the Van Lear School. Later he went to Oklahoma where he was in charge of the commercial department of the Ada High School. Returning to Paintsville, he left the educational field, after ten years of teaching, and became a successful businessman with the establishment in 1919 of the Paintsville Furniture Co., which later operated at the Paintsville Furniture and Funeral Home. Mr. Conley attended the Cincinnati School of Embalming and was the first licensed funeral director and mortician in Eastern Kentucky. He became a member of the Mayo Methodist Church in 1910 and remained loyal and devoted throughout the years, serving as Sunday School Superintendent and as a member of the official board. A progressive citizen, he was always interested and active in civic affairs and served as a member of the City Council and of the Board of Education. He also served as secretary of the Rotary Club for many years. Until his illness and retirement, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Mr. Conley was held in affectionate regard and high esteem by his associates and his many friends throughout this section. He was married in 1911 at Boons Camp to Clara Mollett, who preceded him in death November 16, 1956. Surviving besides Mrs. Stewart, are three other daughters, Mrs. Emmett Odgen, Carrollton; Mrs. J. O. Harris, Wheelwright; Mrs. Carl Swisheer, Huntington, WV; a sister, Mrs. Ray Turner, Turner Branch; a brother, Fonzo Conley, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church by the Rev. David Ross and Rev. C. F. Allen. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

   
DAVIS, Hesta (Dixon)
1902-1962
Mrs. Hesta Davis, 60, well-known resident of Chandlersville, died suddenly at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, August 16. The daughter of Alonzo and Mary Hayes Dixon, she was born in Johnson County, August 1, 1902 and had been a resident of Chandlersville for 38 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the wife of Connie Davis, whom she married in 1924. Surviving besides her husband are six sons, Paul Davis, Staffordsville; Clarence Davis, Oil Springs, Carroll Davis, Lexington, Millard, Chandlersville; Charles Davis, Winifred; James Davis, Columbus, OH; two daughters, Mary M. McKenzie, Chandlersville; Neva Green, Blaine; a brother, Rolla Dixon, city. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with C. C. hall, Scott Castle and Claude Preston as officiating ministers, Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Hood Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962

   
GREEN, Flora (Short)
1900-1962
Mrs. Flora Green, 62, lifelong resident of Stambaugh, died in a local hospital Saturday, August 4, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Isaac Henry and mary Jane Murphy Short, she was born in this county March 8, 1900. She was a member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Otto Green, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Margaret Witten and Mrs. Mabel Johnson, both of Springfield, OH; a sister, Mrs.  Malta Preston, Meally. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sitka Freewill Baptist church with Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. F. M. Gambill. Burial was in the Rice family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

  
HAGER, Malcolm
1887-1962
Malcolm Hager, 75, of East Point, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, in an Ashland hospital following a long illness. He was a retired miner. Mr. Hager was born July 19, 1887 in Floyd County, a son of the late Calvin and Josephine Elkins Hager. He was a member of the Little Paint Church of God. He was a man of integrity, devoted to his family and friends, and was held in high esteem in the East Point vicinity. Surviving are a son, Ernest Hager of East Point; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Hammons of Catlettsburg; four brothers, Chauncey and Harry Hager of East Point, Charles Hager of Erie, PA and John Hager of Prestonsburg; one sister, Mrs. Oma Badgett of Rush. His wife, Dollie Stapleton Hager, died January 1, 1962. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Church of God in Prestonsburg, by the Rev. Moses Kitchen. Burial was in the Hager family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

  
HALL, Estill
1895-1962
Estill Hall, 67, retired farmer of Staffordsville, died Friday morning, August 24, in a local hospital of a heart attack suffered a few hours earlier. The son of James P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall, he was born in this county July 30, 1895, and had been a resident of Staffordsville most of his life. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. A son, Verlis Virgil Hall, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lissie McKenzie Hall whom he married August 6, 1913; three sons, Hobart Hall, Ft. Myers, FL; Howard and Estill Hall, Jr., both of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Mae West, Ft. Myers, FL; two brothers, Lon S. Hall, London, OH; William Olney Hall, Hilliard, OH; four sisters, Mrs. M. P. Phillips of this city; Mrs. J. T. Ferguson, Red Bush; Mrs. William Hamilton, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary White, Dayton, OH. Also surviving are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Staffordsville United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey, Lonza Reed, and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers, Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1962

   
HATFIELD, Marion
1962
Marion Hatfield, 16 month old son of Ora and Joyce Howard Hatfield of East Point, died Tuesday afternoon, August 14, after a brief illness while en route to a hospital. Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: James, Frank, Linda, Retha and Donna Jean Hatfield all at home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home with the Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Greer Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962

  
JUDD, Erma
1912-1962
Mrs. Erma Judd, 50, resident of Lowmansville died in a local hospital at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, August 2, after an illness of seven days. Death was caused by a blood clot. The daughter of Sanford and Clara Castle Chandler, she was born May 31, 1912, and had been a lifelong resident of Lowmansville. She was a member of the Church of God. She was married at Lowmansville, January 11, 1934 to Roy Judd, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Roy Marvin Judd, Lowmansville; two brothers, Mitchell Chandler, Ashland, Virgil Chandler, Azusa, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Lykins, Lexington, Mrs. Effie Johnson, Charles ton, WV, and Mrs. Pina George, Hamilton, OH. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Rev. J. W. Lykins as officiating minister. Active pallbearers were Morris Young, Billie Joe Scarberry, Russell Chandler, Willie Chandler, Durard Chandler and Fred Hayes. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

  
KEATON, Tom
1962
Tom Keaton, 91, retired farmer at Flat Gap, died at 2 a.m. Monday, August 6, in a local hospital. The son of the late Green and Polly Smith Keaton he was born in Morgan County and had spent most of his life at Flat Gap. He is survived by a daughter, Lou Keaton of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Smiths Creek Church with Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey and Ron Hill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Smiths Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

  
LAVENDER, Grace (Lemaster)
1894-1962
Mrs. Grace Lavender, 68, resident of Volga, died in a local hospital Tuesday, August 7, of a heart attack following an illness of two days. Mrs. Lavender was the daughter of Stephen and Mary Jane Bayes Lemaster and was born in this county, November 11, 1894. Survivors include her husband, E. P. (Toby) Lavender; a son, Stephen Lavender, Westerville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Wallen, Clarksville, TN; Mrs. Charles Kays, Charleston, IN, Mrs. J. D. Preston, Ypsilanti, MI; two brothers, Everett Lemaster, Volga; Herbert Lemaster, Prestonsburg; three sisters, Hester Trimble, Pound, VA; Fannie Blanton, Dwale; Sarah Gillam, Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Low Gap Church with Lonza Reed and Woodrow Frisby as officiating ministers. Music was by the Tutor Key Quartet. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962


   
LYON, Esta (Diles)
1962
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 2, in the chapel of the Young Funeral Home in Louisa for Mrs. Esta Diles Lyon, former resident of Blaine, who died August 20 in a hospital in Columbus, OH. She was the wife of Hubert Lyon and had been a resident of Blaine until about two years ago when she went to Columbus to live with her son, Lowell Lyon. Also surviving are two other sons, Edger Lyon, Columbus, OH; Aud?? Lyon, Blaine; a niece, Mrs. Maggie Phillips, Ashland, a grandson, Garland Lyons, Columbus, OH. The services were conducted by the Rev. Emory Ferguson and burial followed in the Louisa Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1962

   
MURPHY, Jacqueline
1933-1962
Miss Jacqueline Murphy, 29, resident of this city, died Saturday, August 4, at University Hospital in Lexington where she had undergone open heart surgery on Monday of that week. Miss Murphy was born in Paintsville, June 3, 1933, the daughter of Clarence and Virginia Mollett Murphy and had been a lifelong resident of this city. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving besides her parents are three brothers, Paul C. Murphy, Lexington, Thomas Murphy, U. S. Marines, Okinawa; Douglas Murphy, Irwin, PA; two sisters, Betty Nash, Beaumont, TX and Mary Susan Murphy, city. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hart, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

  
PREWSTON, L. T.
1882-1962
L. T. Preston, 80, well-known United Baptist minister and resident of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 24 after an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born at Williamsport, May 21, 1882, the son of the late G. L. and Julia Pack Preston. A retired merchant and miner, he had made his home at Thealka for the past fifteen years. He was converted and joined the Old Friendship Church of United Baptist December 4, 1895. He later became a member of the Paintsville Church and was ordained to preach October 4, 1914. He was a preacher for over 50 years and a member of the church for over 66 years. He was known as the “Old Elder” and young and old alike sought his advice and counsel. His first marriage was to Edna Clay and they were the parents of five children. Following her death he married Dalt Castle and they had one child. After she died he married Nola Lemaster, and to this union were born ten children. She also preceded him in death and he married Ollie Daniel who survives. He was the father of sixteen children. Two sons, Arthur and Leonard and two daughters, Genevia and Julia preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, R. A., N. M. and F. B. Preston and two sisters, Callie Lewis and Matilda Daniel. Surviving besides his wife are twelve children; six sons, Cecil C. Preston, New Carlisle, OH; Roscoe C. Preston and Wayne D. Preston, both of this city; Richard H. Preston, Ypsilanti, MI; Ray T. Preston, West Van Lear; Guy W. Preston, U. S. Army; six daughters, Mrs. Ollie Caudill, Cincinnati, OH; Mrs. Anna McClure of this city; Mrs. Hazel Hawk, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Callie Price, Akron, OH; Mrs. Helen McDowell, Hobart, IN; Mrs. Floretta McKenzie, Paintsville; two brothers, Charles E. Preston, of this city; I. D. Preston, Williamsport; a sister, Mahalia Daniel, Williamsport. Also surviving are 57 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Meade Memorial High School Gym at Williamsport with F. F. Rigsby, Florida Lyons, O. I. Williams, and Tommy Dalton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962

  
RAMEY, Joe
1893-1962
Joe Ramey, 68, retired miner of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, after an illness of two months. A lifelong resident of Van Lear, he was born January 2, 1893, the son of Dan and Sarah Collins Ramey. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Wells Ramey; five sons, Charles F. Ramey, Harrison, OH; William J., U. S. Army, Ft. Dix, NJ, James A., Nicholasville, KY; Howard B., West Van Lear; Jackie L., Aurora, IN; a daughter, Alka Mae Webb, Taylor, MI; three brothers, Hayes, Van Lear, George, Kansas City, MO; Rube, city; a sisters, Mrs. Clay Bowlin, West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with S. C. Honeycutt and Cecil Sherman as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

  
RATLIFF, Nola (Hampton)
1878-1962
Mrs. Nola Ratliff, 84, resident of Nippa, died in McDowell Hospital at 11:15 a.m. Monday  August 13, after an illness of five years. The daughter of the late Jesse and Clarinda Collins Hampton, she was born in this county May 8, 1878, and had resided in the county all of her life. She was a member of the Rush Fork Methodist Church. Her husband, Harvey Ratliff, preceded her in death, August 11, 1950. Surviving are five sons, Jess Ratliff, Blanchester, OH; Walker Ratliff, Springfield, OH; Harry Ratliff, Lowmansville; James and Clarence Ratliff, Hall; four daughters, Mrs. Clara Music, Van Lear, Mrs. Venus Music, Greenwich, OH; Mrs. Lora Branham, Hall; Mrs. Flora Caldwell, Sitka; four brothers, John Hampton, Hager Hill; Ed Hampton, Martin, Irvin Hampton, Covington, William Hampton, Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Claude Preston and Millard VanHoose as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

  
TEMPLE, Naomi "Oma"
1962
Mrs. Stanley Temple, former resident of this city, was killed instantly in a car accident at Springfield, IL, Tuesday morning. The head-on collision occurred as Mr. and Mrs. Temple were returning to their home in Baltimore, MD after a visit to the World’s Fair in Seattle, WA. Mrs. Temple was a sister of Mrs. E. M. Clay and Mrs. E. M. Brown of this city who left today to attend the funeral services. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962  (Note: this is Naomi “Oma” Vaughan) ----------- Naoma Vaughan Temple Mrs. Naoma Vaughan Temple. Of Baltimore, MD, died August 21, as a result of a car accident on U. S. Route 20 near Freeport, IL. She was killed instantly. Born near Paintsville, “Oma” was the daughter of the late George Bascom and Louise Davis Vaughan, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Temple was a teacher in the city schools of Paintsville for a number of years, and had many friends and relatives in this area. She became a member of the Methodist Church in early life, and devoted much of time to her church. She was married March 9, 1921 to Stanly Temple, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Temple. Mr. Temple recently retired from his position of civil engineer with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was seriously injured in the accident that caused the death of his wife. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Earll, and two grandchildren, Stephan and Nancy, both of Silver Springs, MD. She is also survived by one brother, Dr. T. D. Vaughan of Sarasota, FL; three sisters, Mrs. E. M. Clay and Mrs. E. M. Brown of Paintsville and Mary Vaughan, Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 24 at the Warner E. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Silver Springs, MD. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D. C. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962

  
WALLEN, Ham
1886-1962
Ham Wallen, 76, well known resident of River, died in a local hospital at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 1962, of a heart attack after a two days' illness.  The son of Robert and Ann Bryant Wallen, he was born in Knott Co., KY, May 30, 1886, and had been a resident of River for the past 60 years. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Miranda Borders Wallen, whom he married July 15, 1908. at Henrietta; four sons, Mitchell Wallen of Williamsport, Shellia Wallen of Tampa, FL; Kermit Wallen of River, Gervin Wallen of New Plymouth, OH; four daughters, Mrs. Roma Stepp of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Idyllis Murray of Galloway, OH, Mrs. Esther Brown of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Phyllis Kelly of Johnstown, OH; three brothers, William and Lige Wallen both of River; Ison Wallen of Whitehouse; also surviving are 35 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the home with Proctor Lyons and Norvel Vanover as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Wallen Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

  
WARD, Roma G.
1892-1962
Roma G. Ward, 69, well-known resident of River, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 4. The son of the late Colba and Francis Preston Ward, he was born October 4, 1892, in this county and had been a lifelong resident of River. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys McFaddin Ward, Four daughters, Mrs. Nila Jean Reaves, Fairborn, OH; Mrs. Francis Sue Butcher, Dayton, OH; Karen Lynn and Roma Ward, both at home; a sisters; Miss Ruth Ward, New York, NY; two brothers, Clarence Ward, Washington, D. C. ; W. A. Ward, Baltimore, MD. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

  
WEBB, Edward
1899-1962
Edward “Ed” Webb, 63, miner of West Van Lear, died in McDowell Hospital at 9:20 p.m. Thursday, August 2, after an extended illness. The son of the late Caney and Sarah Blair Webb, he was born in this county January 17, 1899, and had lived at Van Lear and West Van Lear for the past forty years. He was a member of U. M. of A. 7788. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mahala Burchwell Webb; two sons, Eugene and Russell Webb, West Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Milford Pelphrey, JR., Bucyrus, OH; Mrs. Cecil Davis, West Van Lear; one brother, Henry Webb, Middletown, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Ann Magaw, Greenfield, OH; Mrs. Susie Blair, Collista. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God in this city with Rev. Tommie Reynolds as officiating minister. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1962

   
WELLS, Bernard A.
1962
Bernard A. Wells, Louisa, former automobile dealer and Lawrence County political figure, died about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his home, 201 West Perry Street, following a heart attack. Mr. Wells was born in Paintsville, a son of the late William and Mollie Morris Wells. He had lived in Louisa for the past 39 years where he was active in civic affairs and the Democratic party. He operated the Wells Motor Company until his retirement about 8 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Blair Wells; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Wells, Louisa; two sons, Bernard A. Wells, Jr., Springfield, OH; William B. Wells, Pikeville; five sisters, Mrs. Dan Wheeler, Paintsville, Mrs. Ed Short, Ashland; Mrs. W. A. Jordan, Jenkins; Mrs. Myrtle Ward, Williamsport; Miss Sarah Wells, Brookesville; three brothers, Charles M. Wells, Paintsville; William S. Wells, Salem, VA; George C. Wells, Pikeville. Also surviving are four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. J. C. Hager. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1962

  
WILSON, James
1883-1962
James Wilson, 79, died at his home at Offutt at 7 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 of a heart attack after an illness of 18 months. The son of Elijah and Easter Rake Wilson, he was born at Sitka March 7, 1883, and had lived at Offutt for over 50 years. His wife, Emma Murphy Wilson, whom he married at Louisa, December 31,1904 survives. Also surviving are four sons, Cecil Wilson, Staffordsville; Thomas Wilson, Boons Camp; Henry Wilson, Detroit, MI; James Wilson, Riverhead, NY; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Price, Freeburn, KY; Mrs. Ethel Ward, River; Mrs. Easter Hensley, White House; Miss Imogene Wilson at home; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Ramey, Melvin. Also surviving are 39 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home with Claude Preston as officiating minister. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1962



SEPTEMBER - 1962

  
 
BACHMAN, Joseph Jr.
1962
Word has been received here by the Reverend Charles Saunders, minister of the First Christian Church, of the tragic death Monday of Joseph Bachman, Jr., who suffered a broken neck in a head-on collision at Tazewell, VA. Mr. Bachman was an outstanding evangelist of the Christian Church and was well known extensively in the Eastern Kentucky area. He conducted a revival in this city last fall. His career, which ended in his middle thirties, began while a very young man. He was widely known as “the Preacher Boy” and later as “Little Joe”, and had traveled throughout the nation conducting evangelistic meetings. Survivors include his widow and three children of Christiansburg, VA, and his parents who reside at Berry, KY. Services were conducted at his home in Christiansburg Tuesday afternoon. Burial will take place Thursday in the family cemetery at Berry. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1962

   
BROWN, Nina
1902-1962
Mrs. Nina Brown, 60, former resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, after an illness of one year. The daughter of Mrs. Allie Stephens Gibson of this city and the late Beverly L. Gibson, she was born in Boyd County, September 8, 1902, and resided at Van Lear for a number of years. She had made her home in Detroit, MI, for the past 13 years, where she was employed as a nurse. Her husband, William H. Brown, preceded her in death December 2, 1961. Survivors include her mother, two sons, William D. Brown, Orlando, FL; Robert L. Brown, Maumee, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Kegan, Baltimore, MD; Mrs. Louise Piepmeyer, Cincinnati, OH; a brother, Ewing Gibson, Middletown, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Our Lady of the Mountains, with Father Stanley Fleming officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oneida in Clay County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sept 19, 1962

   
CAUDILL, Robert
1915-1962
Word has been received here of the death of Robert Caudill, 46, who was killed by a falling tree at his home at Madison Mills, OH, on September 5. Mr. Caudill was born at Oil Springs, October 7, 1915, the son of James and Nola Blair Caudill. He was married to Lena Blair August 27, 1937, and to this union were born four children: Bobby Dean, Washington, C.H., OH; Louis Gene, Madison Mills; OH, Mary Janalee and Elbert Franklin Caudill both at home. Other survivors include four grandchildren, his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. James Caudill, Stanton, KY. Also surviving are three brothers, Thomas and Frank Caudill, Derby, OH, Arnold Caudill, Clay City, KY; one sister, Viola Caldwell, Guage, KY, and a number of stepbrothers and step sisters. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. September 8 at Snyder Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling, OH, with Rev. Kenneth Trimble, Rev. Francis Blair and Rev. Prater Blair officiating. Pallbearers were foremen of the General Motors Corp. of Columbus, OH where he was employed as foreman. Interment was made in the Pleasant Cemetery at Mt. Sterling, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1962

   
CONLEY, Luther
1892-1962
Luther Conley, 69, retired teacher and farmer of Oil Springs and widely known county resident, died at his home Sunday afternoon at 3;15 September 30, after an illness of seven months. Mr. Conley was born at Oil Springs October 16, 1892, the son of Connie and Dora Crace Conley and has a lifelong resident of that community . He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Stapleton Conley, whom he married in 1916. Also surviving are four sons, Willis H. Conley and Leroy Conley, Dayton, OH; Coonie F. Conley, Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. C.P. Hayes, Irvine; Mrs. Paul Auxier, Tripoli, Africa; Wilma Conley, Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Jackson, Staffordsville; Mae Preston, Salyersville; eight brothers, Rawleigh  Conley, Derby,OH; Tollie Conley, Wittensville; Charley Conley,Oil Springs; Willie Conley, Irwin, OH; Hobart Conley, Win; Gus Conley, Oil Springs; Mitchell, Staffordsville. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Bruce Daniel and Robert Hart as officiating ministers. Music was by the Rice Quartet. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 3, 1962

   
HARRIS, Frank
1881-1962
Frank Harris, 80, former State Representative, died at 9:25 p.m., Saturday, September 29, at his home at Van Lear after an extended illness. Mr. Harris served as State Representative from 1932 to 1934 and was a former teacher of Johnson County Schools and had served as Police Judge of Van Lear. He was also a retired miner and a former member of the Van Lear Board of Education. He was a member of the United Baptist church and Flat Gap Lodge 616 F & AM. He was born October 21, 1881, a son of the late John W. and Jemima Lemaster Harris of the Franks Creek section of the county. He had been a resident of Van Lear for 40 years and was widely known throughout this section. He was one of the county’s most respected citizens. Mr. Harris had been an invalid for several years and for the past several months had been critically ill. Surviving besides his wife, Erie Castle Harris are one son, Warren Harris of Pikeville, and three daughters, Mrs. Alka Chandler, Van Lear; Mrs. Helen Hayslette, Ypsilanti, MI; and Mrs. Doris Ann Franklin, Staffordsville, also six grandchildren and one great grandchild. A daughter, Bessie, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October2 at Old Hood United Baptist church by O. I. Williams, Lonza Reed and Ed Hayburn. Graveside rites were conducted by Flat Gap 616 F & AM. Burial was in the Winifred-Old Hood Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1962

   
LAYNE, Nathan
1870-1962
Nathan L. Layne, 92, died at the Castle Fork Rest Home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, after an extended illness. The son of the late Ben H. and Elizabeth Strong Layne, he was born in Virginia April 11, 1870, and was a resident of White House for fifty years, where he was a merchant. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Layne, and a brother, Beecher Layne, Floyd County. Graveside rites were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Foster Grimm officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1962

     
LEMASTER, Vassie
1905-1962
Vassie Lemaster, 57, lifelong resident of Winifred died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 18. The son of Millard and Virgie Castle Lemaster, he was born March 25, 1905, and was a well-known farmer of the Winifred community. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Angie Ramey Lemaster, whom he married at Blaine January 6, 1923; an uncle, Logan Lemaster, Sunbury, OH; three aunts, Erie Harris, Van Lear; Cora Slone and Allie Caudill both of Winifred. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Hood United Baptist church with O. I. Williams  and  Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Wayne Slone, Dennis Slone, Bobbie Pack, Earnest Davis, Junior Caudill and John Lowell Pack. Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1962

  
MCKENZIE, Wade H.
1904-1962
Wade H. McKenzie, 57, resident of Red Bush, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josephine Blevins of Staffordsville on Monday of cancer after an illness of three years. The son of the late Bill and Mandy Bailey McKenzie he was born at Flat Gap, Oct 26, 1904. He had lived at Red Bush for 32 years and was employed as a miner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dixie Lee McKenzie, whom he married Nov 2, 1927; five sons, Robert McKenzie of East Point; William H. McKenzie of Columbus, OH; Doug McKenzie of Staffordsville, Ellis Bond and Melvin Ray McKenzie both of Red Bush; five daughters, Mrs. Lois Smith, Mrs. Betty White, and Mrs. Iva Wells, all of Columbus, OH; Mrs. Josephine Blevins of Staffordsville; and Miss Stella Faye McKenzie, Red Bush; two brothers, John and Estill McKenzie, both of Keaton; two sisters, Lizzie Skaggs of Blaine, and Sarah Kelly of Columbus, OH. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at the home with Ellis Hamilton and Addie Ferguson as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the McKenzie Cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1962

   
MEEK, Maria (Davis)
1882-1962
Mrs. Maria “Cooge” Meek, 80, well-known resident of Concord died in a local hospital at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, September 2, of a heart condition following an illness of two years. A lifelong resident of the county, she was born February 15, 1882, the daughter of the late B. L. and Mary Elizabeth Conley Davis. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Acie Meek, preceded her in death in 1936. Survivors include three sons, Virgil Meek, Concord; Clarence Meek, Thealka; Authie Meek, Concord; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Reneer, Port Clinton, OH; Mrs. Minnie Lou Preston, New Lebanon, OH; a brother, Lon Davis, Van Lear; a sister, Mrs. John Welch, Thealka. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Concord United Baptist church with Elzie Banks, Nim Sturgill, Buell Ferguson, and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Wheeler Cemetery at Concord. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1962

   
MUSIC, Phyllis Faye
1943-1962
Miss Phyllis Faye Music, 19 year old daughter of Lesco and Bertha Castle Music of Nippa, died at her home Tuesday, September 11 of a heart condition after an illness of eleven months.  She was born March 24, 1943 at River and had lived at Nippa for fifteen years. Surviving besides her parents are the following brothers and sisters, Callas Gene, Delmaus, Leslie, Larry, Oma Sue, Myraleen, Peggy and Carrie Altha Music all at home.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the home with Ellis Hamilton and Addie Ferguson as officiating ministers. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sept 19, 1962

   
PRESTON, Byrd
1878-1962
Byrd Preston, 84, resident of Barnetts Creek, died at his home at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, after an illness of several months. The son of the late Shade and Elizabeth Van Hoose Preston, he was born at Barnetts Creek, April 13, 1878, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and widely known throughout the county. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mahalia Trimble Preston; a son, Byrd O. Preston of this city; four daughters, Garcia Preston, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Darrell Thompson, Tucson, AZ; Irene Preston, Huntington, WV; Mrs. Omer Spencer, Dayton, OH; a sister, Julia Picklesimer, Barnetts Creek. Also surviving are five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1962

   
PRESTON, James Henry
1962
James Henry Preston, 85, resident of Oil Springs, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, at 3:15 a.m., Thursday, September 27, after an illness of three months. The son of the late James and Ella Price Preston, he was born at Offutt.  A member of the United Baptist Church, he was formerly employed as a teacher and mine foreman. He was first married to the former Stella Dawson, who preceded him in death February 26, 1929. His second wife, Georgian Rice Preston, preceded him in death May 25, 1958. Survivors include four sons, Homer Preston, Toledo, OH; Forest Preston, Bluefield, WV; J. R. Preston, Chicago, IL; James Cecil Preston, Russell; Roosevelt Preston, Oil Springs, two daughters, Lena Mellon, Catlettsburg; Irene Hugh, Ashland; two brothers, Forest Preston, Offutt; Garland Preston, Paintsville; Elizabeth Golden, Sioux Fall, SD. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the United Baptist church in this city with Cully Sparks and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Price Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1962

   
SOARD, Leslie
1894-1962
Leslie Soard, 68, well-known resident of Van Lear, died at 8:20 p.m., Saturday in a local hospital following a brief illness. The son of the late Andrew and Julia Young Soard, he was born in Lawrence County July 1, 1894, and had lived at Van Lear for the past forty-five years. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a miner. His wife, Faye Meade Soard, preceded him in death October 9, 1946. Surviving are four sons, Leslie Soard, Jr., Elkhart, IN; Charles Soard, Kewanee, IL; Ernest Soard, Van Lear; Douglas Soard, Elwood, IN; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Miller, Osceola, IN; Mrs. Dorothy Mann, Charleston, WV; Mrs. Gladys Ferguson, Van Lear; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Potter, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial was in the Club House Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1962

   
WARD, Amanda Melvina (Mollett)
1870-1962
Mrs. Amanda Melvina Ward, 92, died in a local hospital at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, of a heart condition following a month’s illness. The daughter of the late B. J. and Nancy Butcher Mollett, she was born at Boons Camp July 4, 1870, and had made her home for the past three years with her daughter, Mrs. Charlie Plummer, in this city. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, John C. Ward, preceded her in death March 17, 1938. Surviving besides her daughter are three sons, Jeff M. Ward, Silver Springs, MD, Felix Ward, Boons Camp; John C. Ward, Jr., Palmer Lake, CO; another daughter, Mrs. Nancy VanHoose, Glendale, CA. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Old Friendship Untied Baptist Church at Williamsport with Garland Preston and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1962

   
WILEY, Elizabeth (Ward)
1882-1962
Wiley Mrs. Elizabeth Wiley, 80, resident of Tutor Key, died in a Pikeville Hospital at 7 a.m. Monday, September 10, after an illness of six months. A lifelong resident of this county, she was born August 12, 1882, the daughter of the late Raz and Sally Branham Ward. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for the past fifty years. Surviving are her husband, Malcom Wiley; a son, Hubert Wiley, Tutor Key; a brother, Jeff Ward, Dayton, OH; six sisters, Mrs. Vina Sturgill, Jackson, OH; Mrs. Exer Daniel and Mrs. Haley Sturgill, both of Waverly, OH; Mrs. Jennie Ingram and Mrs. Sally Carter, Offutt; Mrs. Mime Coleman, Grundy, VA. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the home with Cully Sparks, Merida Wiley and German Walters as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1962

   
WILLIAMS, Virgie (Blanton)
1891-1962
Mrs. Virgie Blanton Williams, 70, resident of Red Bush, died at 7:46 p.m., Wednesday, September 12 in a local hospital. The daughter of the late Sanford L. and Sarah McKenzie Blanton, she was born in this county, September 19, 1891, and had lived in the county practically all her life. Her husband, Oka L. Williams, preceded her in death September 13, 1953. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Edna Mae Scott, Laramie, WY; Mrs. Ilena Bailey, Portsmouth, OH; Miss Floine Williams, Red Bush; a brother, Albert Blanton, Ironton, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Lemaster, Portsmouth, OH; Mrs. Rex Trimble, Volga; Mrs. Verna Butler, city. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday at 11 a.m. with J. T. Bailey and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1962

   
WITTEN, Mary Jane (Akers)
1900-1962
Mrs. Mary Jane Witten, 62, resident of Sitka, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, September 2, in a local hospital of a heart condition after an illness of one year. The daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Preston Akers and the late Millard Akers, she was born at Stambaugh, March 18, 1900. She had lived at Sitka for the past 27 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Hobart “Chip” Witten, preceded her in death July 19, 1961. Survivors besides her mother include a son, Hobart Witten, Jr., Sitka; three brothers, Joe Akers, Sitka; James Akers, Nippa; Mitchel Akers, Ashland; four sisters, Mrs. Elmer Baldwin, Ashland; Mrs. Quimbley VanHoose, Nippa; Mrs. Lewis F. Italia, Dayton, OH; Mrs. Sophia Bean, Stambaugh. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the home with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and Milt Blankenship as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Witten Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1962



OCTOBER - 1962

  
 
BALDRIDGE, Samuel
1886-1962
Sam Baldridge, 75, retired miner of West Van Lear, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital Friday. He had been ill for some time. The son of the late Logan and Clarinda Baldridge, he was born in Floyd County, December 3, 1886. He had lived in Johnson County for the past thirty years and had been a resident of West Van Lear for seven years. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Tackett Baldridge; three sons, Thurman Baldridge, Fairborn, OH; Douglas Baldridge, Springfield, OH; Otis Baldridge, Akron, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Audrey Pierce of this city; Mrs. Pauline Salyers and Miss Phyllis Baldridge, Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Nicholas, Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Little Paints Church of God with Rev. Mose Kitchen as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Little Paint. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1962

  
BROWN, Esta (Castle)
1905-1962
Mrs. Esta Brown, 57, resident of Columbus, OH, died in a hospital in Columbus at 8:57 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late George Craig and Tishia Daniel Castle, she was born in this county April 19, 1905, and had lived in Columbus for the past 20 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Brown, and a son, Donald Lee Pack. Survivors include a son, Clarence Pack, Portsmouth, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Liddie M. Smith, Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Floe Young, Columbus, OH; Mrs. Lyndia Blitzo, Arkansas; a sister, Mrs. Willie Ramey, East Point; two half sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fitch and Mrs. Arlene Lemaster, both of Thealka; a brother, Bert Castle, South Charleston, OH; a half brother, Douglas Castle, Paris, KY; a step brother, Lloyd Hale, David. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1962

   
CASTLE, Bernard Marshall
1908-1962
Bernard Marshall Castle, 54, of 1929 Cypress St., Springfield, OH, died at Mercy Hospital in that city at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 19. Mr. Castle was born at Thealka, June 1, 1908, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Proctor Castle, and had resided in Springfield for the past ten years. He was an employee of the International harvester Co., and a member of the Paintsville Lodge, No. 381 F & AM in this city. Mr. Castle is survived by his wife, Adaline; two sons, George Bernard of Columbus and Sgt. James Marshall of the U. S. Army in Korea; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Ruth Miller, Bellflower, CA; his father and step mother, Mr. and Mrs. Proctor Castle, Paintsville; two brothers, John and Irvin of Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Meeks of Paintsville and Mrs. Cecil Johnson of Wayland. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. St. Andrew Lodge No. 619 F & AM conducted ritualistic services in the Richards Memorial Home at 7 p.m. Monday October 22. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at the Limecrest Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Brooks and Rev. Herbert Davis officiating. Burial was in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1962

   
HYDEN, Samuel
1930-1962
Samuel Hayden, 32, resident of Sitka, died at 6:35 a.m. Thursday, October 11, in a local hospital after a month’s illness. A native of this county, he was born September 28, 1930 the son of Richard and Trinna Stafford Hayden. He was employed as a miner and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Opal Bowen Hayden; three daughters, Linda, Brenda, and Bonnie, all at home; four brothers, Edd and Sheridan Hayden, both of Columbus, OH; Asa and Grand Hayden, both of this city; five sisters, Sue Hayden of this city, Marie Young, Wittensville, Willie Mae Jennings of this city; Mary Jane Bowens, Sitka, Martha Ramey, Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13, at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1962

  
MCKENZIE, Jessie Todd
1962-1962
Jessie Todd McKenzie, 3 months old daughter of Mrs. Audrey Burchett McKenzie, of Van Lear and the late Clyde McKenzie died in a local hospital of pneumonia Wednesday October 3, after an illness of five days.  Surviving besides her mother are three brothers, Phillip, Michael and Robert McKenzie all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Burl Conley, Van Lear, Melinda Jo and Karen Rose McKenzie at home. Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Jose Middough and Julia Burchett and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora McKenzie of this city. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ at Stambaugh with Milt Blankenship as officiating minister.  Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery Brown Fork  at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1962

   
MEADE, Guy B.Sr.
1886-1962
Guy B. Meade, Sr., 76, World War I veteran, died of pneumonia at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in a Dayton, Ohio, hospital.  He had been in ill health for some time. The son of the late Tivis James and Louretta Boyd Meade, he was born in this county February 14, 1886, and had resided at Thelma where he was employed in the mines. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Ward Meade; three sons, P. J. and Guy B. Meade, Jr., both of Paintsville; James O. Meade, Gross Point, MI; two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Price, David; Mrs. Anna Belle Young, Pineville, LA; a brother, W. R. Meade of this city. Pallbearers, were Roger Coe Meade, Ora Gordon Price, Russell Meade, Arnold Meade, W. R. Meade, Jr., Bobby R. Meade, Jr., Kenneth Meade, Dr. Howard Meade, Phillip R. Price, Douglas Meade and Guy B. Meade, III. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks, Buel Ferguson, Nim Sturgill and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma. Graveside rites were conducted by Disabled American Veterans. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1962 ------------------------- Guy B. Meade, Sr. was born February 11, 1886, at Patrick, KY, the son of the late Tivis James and Louretta Boyd Meade. Departed this life October 18, 1962 in the U. S. Government Veterans Hospital at Dayton, OH at the age 76 years, eight months and four days. Mr. Meade was united in marriage to Lizzie Ward, daughter of Asbury and Laura Belle Ward at Thelma, KY, November 13, 1908. To this union were born three sons and two daughters. James O. Meade, Grosse Point Park, MI; P. J. Meade, Paintsville, KY; Guy B. Meade, Jr., Paintsville, KY, Lillia Mae Price, David, KY, Anna Belle Young, Pineville, LA. He is also survived by his brother, W. R. Meade of Paintsville, KY; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Before World War I, Mr. Meade was employed as a mine foreman for the Black Beaver Coal Co., of Drift, KY. During World War I, Mr. Meade entered the United States Army to served his country, and after the war he was honorably discharged from the service. After his discharge he was connected with The Sandy River Coal Co., of Williamsport, KY as shop foreman. In September of 1922 due to his service to his country, Mr. Meade entered the Veterans Hospital at Louisville, KY. During the past 40 years he has been treated in four different Veterans Hospitals and due to his illness was only able to spend one month at home with his wife and family. We hope and trust that the loss to his family and friends. Is Heaven’s gain. Funeral services were held at the Old Friendship Church, United Baptist, Williamsport, KY, Sunday, October 21, 1962 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Cully J. Sparks, Rev. B. C. Ferguson, Rev. Nim Sturgill and Rev. F. F. Rigsby. Graveside rites were conducted by the Paintsville Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, with full military honors. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1962

   
O'BRIAN, Cora (Ratliff)
1926-1962
Mrs. Cora O’Brian, 35, wife of Robert O’Brian of Turner Branch, died at her home at 6:15 p.m. Sunday after an extended illness. The daughter of Earl and Mattie Ward Ratliff, of Turner Branch, she was born in this county October 30, 1926, and had lived in the county practically all her life. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Other survivors include a daughter, Deloris Ann O’Brian; five brothers, Clyde, James Wayne, Frank, Jim and Earl Ratliff, Jr., all of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Fraley, Mrs. Hattie Castle and Shirley Ratliff, all of this city; Mrs. Janice Wright, Pontiac, MI. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Scott Castle and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Turner Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1962

   
MOLES, Isabelle (Music)
1880-1962
Mrs. Isabelle Music Moles, 82, well-known resident of East Point, died at her home at 2:15 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, after an extended illness. Mrs. Moles was born in Floyd County September 16, 1880, and was the daughter of the late John W. and Clarinda Baldridge Music. She had lived at East Point most of her life. She was a member of the Little Paint Church of God. Her husband, Frances Marion Moles, preceded her in death August 17, 1928.Also preceding her in death were three children, Glen, Norma, and Nettie Moles. Surviving are five sons, Otto and Bill Moles, both of East Point, Floyd Moles, Ashland; Edgar Moles, Lexington, John Robert Moles, Carpentersville, IL; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Leake, Warsaw, IN; Mrs. Virginia Brown, East Point; a brother, Willie Music, East Point; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Robinson, East Point; Mrs. Mahala Snavely, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Annalee Whitaker, Waverly, OH. Also surviving are twenty four grandchildren and thirty eight great granchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday the Little Paint Church of God with Ray Wyant and Moses Kitchen as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Moles family cemetery at East Pont. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1962

    
MONTGOMERY, Rena
1889-1962
Mrs. Rena Montgomery, 73, resident of Southside, died at her home at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of the late L. C. and Clearenda Jenkins Rigsby, she was born in Magoffin County, March 24, 1889. She joined the White Oak Grove Church of Regular Baptist in 1909 and at the time of her death was a charter member of the Lacy Valley Church of Regular Baptist, which was established in 1932 in Magoffin County. She was married in 1905 to Menifee Montgomery, who preceded her in death May 5, 1938. She was also preceded in death by an infant child. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Manuel Borders, Mrs. Raymond Lyons, Miss Dortha Montgomery, all of this city, three sons, Clayton Montgomery of this city; Thurman Montgomery of Salyersville; Herman Montgomery, Jasper, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Stella Picklesimer of Wakeville, OH; Mrs. Bill Hamilton, West Liberty; Mrs. Clark Montgomery, Cannonsburg; Mrs. John Montgomery, Beaver, OH; a brother, F. F. Rigsby of this city. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Southside Freewill Baptist church Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Davidson, pastor of the church, Kermit Preston and j=John Dulan as officiating ministers. Burial was in Head of Coon Cemetery in Magoffin County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1962

   
NUNLEY, Dennis Ray
1962
Nunley Double funeral services were held at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in this city Sunday for two brothers, Dennis Ray and James Henderson Nunley, who died at 5 p.m. Friday when fire destroyed their home on Route 4, Huntington, WV. The 4-year-old Dennis and 2-year-old James were asleep in their home when the blaze started. They had been left at home in the care of older brothers and sisters while their parents, James and Hester Ward Nunley were away at work. Survivors include besides the parents the following brothers and sisters: Sylvester James, Jr., Thomas Edward, Charles LeRoy, Deanna, Betty Lynn, and Walter Franklin Nunley, all of Huntington. Also surviving is the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ballard Ward of Southside. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. by John Frank Ratliff. Burial was in the Ward family cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1962

   
NUNLEY, James Henderson
1962
Nunley Double funeral services were held at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in this city Sunday for two brothers, Dennis Ray and James Henderson Nunley, who died at 5 p.m. Friday when fire destroyed their home on Route 4, Huntington, WV. The 4-year-old Dennis and 2-year-old James were asleep in their home when the blaze started. They had been left at home in the care of older brothers and sisters while their parents, James and Hester Ward Nunley were away at work. Survivors include besides the parents the following brothers and sisters: Sylvester James, Jr., Thomas Edward, Charles LeRoy, Deanna, Betty Lynn, and Walter Franklin Nunley, all of Huntington. Also surviving is the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ballard Ward of Southside. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. by John Frank Ratliff. Burial was in the Ward family cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1962

   
PACK, Virgie (Preston)
1893-1962
Mrs. Virgie “Birdie” Pack, 69, died at her home at Collista at 6 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, of a heart attack after an illness of four months. Mrs. Pack was born at White House, March 20, 1893, the daughter of John and Alice Castle Preston. She had lived at Collista for the past 15 years. She is survived by her husband, John Pack, whom she married in 1934 at Prestonsburg. She was first married to Carlos Ambergey who preceded her in death. Other survivors include three sons, Fletcher Ambergey, Middlesboro; Dan Ambergey, Haines City, FL; Elmer Ambergey, Dayton, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Adcock, Haines City, FL; Mrs. Hellen Baker, Akron, OH; Mrs. Cea Evans, Collista. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster as officiating minister. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1962

   
PELPHREY, Milford
1899-1962
Milford Pelphrey, 63, retired miner of Van Lear, died in Miners Memorial Hospital in South Williamson, KY at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, after an illness of two weeks. He was born in this county May 30, 1899, the son of the late Oba and Mary Pelphrey and had lived at Van Lear for 40 years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and UM of A 9639 Dean, KY. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rosa Blair Pelphrey; six sons, Milford Pelphrey, Jr., Bucyrus, OH; James and Larry Joe Pelphrey, both of this city; Lowell and Clarence Pelphrey both of Van Lear; Kenneth Pelphrey, Wabash, IN; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann McFaddin of this city; Mrs. Geraldine Bradford and Miss Madonna Ruth Pelphrey, both of Columbus, OH; Miss Carolyn Pelphrey, Van Lear; a brother, Glenn Pelphrey, Staffordsville; four sisters, Mrs. Sanford Picklesimer, Williamsport, OH; Mrs. Clifford Sturgill, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Charlie Spradlin, Michigan; Mrs. Madge Picklesimer, Circleville, OH. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear with James Lyons and Norman Roberts as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Club House Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1962

   
PICKLESIMER, Maurice
1889-1962
Maurice Picklesimer, 73, farmer and miner of Denver, died in a local hospital at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness of one week. The son of the late J. H. and Minerva Watkins Picklesimer, he was born at Barnetts Creek September 16, 1889, and has lived at Denver for the past 52 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cassie May Watkins Picklesimer; a son, Dennis Picklesimer, Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Adams, of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Liberty Baptist church at Denver with Sam Slone as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1962

    
PRESTON, Laura (Ward)
1876-1962
Mrs. Laura Ward Preston, 86, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 14, after an illness of five years. The daughter of the late Jefferson and Sarah Hicks Ward, she was born at Offutt, January 8, 1876, and had made her home in this city for the past ten years. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, E. L. “Ted” Preston, preceded her in death in 1950. Survivors include a son, William Jefferson Preston, Highland Park, IL; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Goldberg, Cincinnati, OH; thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the United Baptist church with O. I. Williams and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Grandsons acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wedonia. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1962

   
PRESTOPN, Patsy (Burchett)
1931-1962
Mrs. Patsy Burchett Preston, 31, died Friday night of a bullet wound at her home in Stafford Addition. The bullet from a .22 calibre target pistol, entered her heart, causing instant death. Mrs. Preston, wife of Russell Preston, a director of the Paintsville Funeral Home, was one of Paintsville’s most popular women. She was active in community and civic affairs, and was a former teacher of the Johnson County School system and the Paintsville Schools. The entire community was shocked early Saturday morning to learn of her tragic death. Born in Floyd County, November 16, 1931, she was a daughter of Richard Burchett, deceased, and Mrs. Amy Burchett of Ivel. She was a sister of Woodrow Burchett, prominent Prestonsburg attorney. She had been a resident of Paintsville for 14 years and was a past president of the Paintsville P. T. A. She was a Girl Scout leader and member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband is one daughter, Linda Sue, her aged mother, and her brother. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 15, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Officiating ministers were Willard Wilcox, Rev. Jaggers, and Rev. Thomas Reynolds. Interment was in Davidson Memorial Cemetery at Ivel, KY. An inquest will be held as soon as investigation by local officials is complete, it was learned today. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1962

   
PRICE, James C.
1909-1962
James. C. “Jim” Price, 53, resident of Boons Camp, was stricken suddenly with a heart attack at his home Friday, October 12, and was announced dead on arrival at a local hospital. A well-known baker of this city, he had been forced to retire, because of a heart condition. The son of the late M. L. and Amanda Castle Price, he was born in this city April 20, 1909, and had lived in Paintsville and Boons Camp all of his life.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clara Belle Price; two sons, James C. Jr., and Ted Michael Price both of Boons Camp; two daughters, Julia and Judy Price both of Boons Camp; a stepdaughter, Barbara Sue Pack of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Lenora Coleman of this city; Mrs. Julia Music, Columbus, OH; Mrs. Josephine Bailey and Mrs. Mildred Richmond, Wabash, IN; three half sisters, Mrs. May Johnson, Ravenswood, WV; Mrs. Neva Stapleton and Mrs. Hulda Hall both of this city; four brothers, Otto Price, Newport; Ted Price of this city; Charles M. Price, Wabash, Ind.; Harry Price, Kalamazoo, MI; three stepbrothers, Alfred and Howard Leslie Ward both of Andrew, IN; Robert Keith Ward, Wabash, IN. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton and William Tackett as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Price Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 17, 1962

   
SAYLOR, Gracie
1903-1962
Mrs. Gracie Saylor, 59, resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 6:30 Friday, October 19, after an illness of four years. A lifelong resident of Oil Springs, she was born April 17, 1903, the daughter of Elisha and Louise Caudill Jackson. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Dock Saylor; a son, Linville Saylor, a daughter, Lillian Saylor Arnett, all of Oil Springs; two brothers, Ira Jackson, Barnetts Creek, Henry Jackson, St. Paris, OH; three sisters, Ruby Gullett and Rushie Blanton, both of Oil Springs; Lucy Caudill, Riceville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. October 22 with Arthur Daniels, Adam Marshal and Cline Salyer as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1962

   
SLUSS, Dave
1880-1962
Dave Sluss, 82, resident of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital of a heart attack at 12:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, following an illness of a week. The son of the late Jess and Mary Austin Sluss, he was born at Odds, October 21, 1880 and had lived at Boons Camp for the past 19 months. His wife, Lou Mayhan Sluss preceded him in death February 16, 1957. Survivors include five sons, Frank Sluss, Lookout, KY; Steve and Henry Sluss, Wabash, IN; Davis Sluss, Boons Camp; Jim Sluss, Auxier; six daughters, Mary Porter, Nervie Dollarhide, Nancy Pelphrey and Nettie McKenzie, all of Wabash, IN, Pearl Spears, Auxier; Saddie Meek, Boons Camp; a sister, Lucy Freman, East Point, also surviving are 65 grandchildren and  51 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Auxier Freewill Baptist church with Bruce Daniels as officiating minister. Burial was in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1962

   
VARNER, George
1892-1962
George Varner, 70, resident of East Point, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital at McDowell after an extended illness. Mr. Varner was born in West Virginia, March 29, 1892. He had lived at Van Lear for 22 years and had made his home at East Point for the past twelve years. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and prior to his retirement was employed in the mines. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Murtie Pugh Varner; four sons, Joseph L. Varner, Flint, MI; George Varner, Jr., Islip, NY; William A. Varner, Belleville, MI; James Howard Varner, East Point; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Talian, Aberdeen, MD; Mrs. Mary Mollett, East Point; a brother James Varner, Tampa, FL. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Pentecostal Church of Christ in this city with Cline Salyer as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1962

   
WHEELER, Dona W.
1908-1962
Dona W. Wheeler was born in Magoffin County, KY, April 19, 1908. He departed this life Thursday, October 4, 1962, being 54 years 5 months and 15 days old. He was married to Dora Lola Vaughan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Vaugan. To this union was born two daughters, Lois Ann of Minneapolis and Barbara, deceased; four sons, Charles, Anthony and Richard of Ashland and Jack of Detroit. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Kennard of Ashland, Mrs. P. W. Ramsey of Whitesburg and Mrs. Maurice Minix, Jr., of Paintsville and four brothers, Melvin and Harrison of Lexington, Sherman of Phoenix, AZ and Dola of Ashland. Dona grew up as a boy in Magoffin and Johnson counties. Entering manhood he became associated with his father and brothers in the Sandy Valley Grocery Company. He moved to Ashland in 1930. He later established Wheeler and Williams Hardware Company and was president and the chief executive officer at the time of his death. Dona, or D. W. as he was known to all who knew him, was a loving and devoted father to his children—a man who would not tolerate dishonesty in any form from his children or those in his employ. D. W. was a man of great humility, with a kind word to say to anyone regardless of his or her status in life. He was a man of great enthusiasm and instilled this same enthusiasm in everyone he met. D.W. loved anything that had a challenge and was one who was always doing “the impossible”. These qualities of honesty, integrity, sincerity, enthusiasm and love of a challenge were qualities which made him a natural leader and which made him a success in the business world and gave him a rich life of friends and business associates from all walks of life. Dona respected and loved the old-time Baptist church and often knelt trembling in prayer at the altar. D. W. was a man of deep religious conviction even though he was not a member of nay church. He loved to gather his family around him and read from the Bible and sing the old favorite hymns that his mother taught him as a boy. D. W. was always ready to help anyone in need, for he truly loved his fellow man. The loving memory of D. W. will live forever in the hearts of his family and loved ones. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday October 17, 1962

   
YOUNG, Arthur D.
1893-1962
Arthur D. Young, 68, retired miner of Wittensville, died of a heart attack at his home at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 31 following a month’s illness.  The son of Joseph and Mary Lyons Young, he was born December 12, 1893 at Lowmansville and had been a resident of Wittensville for 23 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Skaggs Young, whom he married March 7, 1913; two sons, Daniel and Truman Young, El Paso, TX; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Conley and Mrs. Imalee Scarberry, New Paris, OH; Mrs. Nell Osborne, Richmond, IN; three brothers, Charlie Young and Sam Young, both of Lowmansville; Arlie Young of Blaine; six sisters, Fannie Burton, Urbana, OH; Virgie Skaggs, Lowmansville; Ollie Nickells, Franklin, OH; Ellie Miller, Manton; Magdalene Gibson, Mousie; Julia Holbrook Garrett; also surviving are nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lowmansville Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Nephew served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Young Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1962

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BLEVINS, Gus
1898-1962
Gus Blevins, 64, resident of Williamsport, died at his home at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, after suffering a stroke. The son of James and Mollie Bolen Blevins, he was born at White House September 17, 1898, and had lived at Williamsport for the past twelve years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judy Blevins; a son, Gus Blevins, Jr., Marshall, MI; a daughter, Hellen Blevins, California; two brothers, James M. Blevins, Martin; Herbert Blevins, Offutt; four sisters, Mrs. Thelma Preston and Mrs. Cooge Preston, both of Wheelwright; Mrs. Elva Steele, Michigan, Mrs. Gertrude Ward, Baltimore, MD. Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the home with Joe Rickman as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday November 21, 1962

   
BURCHETT, Billy Joe
1962
Billy Joe Burchett, 45, of Wittensville died Wednesday, November 8 1962, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, following an illness of two weeks. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of Jesse and Alka VanHoose Burchett. Immediate survivors include one sister, Mrs. Charlie B. VanHoose of Wittensville; and a neice, Sonja VanHoose Music, also of Wittensville. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston and Bruce Daniel on Saturday November 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, under direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

    
CONLEY, Bertha Lillian
1889-1962
Bertha Lillian Conley, 73, resident of West Van Lear, died at her home at 7:45 a.m. Monday, November 19, after a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late B. F. and Araminta Leslie Conley and was born in this county April 26, 1889. A retired civil service clerical worker, Miss Conley had been employed by the government in numerous positions. Prior to her retirement, she was with the Strategic Air Command in Memphis, TN. She also worked for the C & O Railway Company for thirteen years and in Frankfort before entering the Civil Service. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fairchilds and Mrs. Edna Perry both of West Van Lear; a brother, O. J. Conley, also of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the home with Rev. John G. Sammons as officiating minister. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1962

   
CONLEY William Victor
1962
William Victor Conley, 64, of West Van Lear, died Tuesday Novemeber, 7 1962, in Lexington following an extended illness. He was a merchant and was affiliated with the West Van Lear Church of Christ. He was the son of the late William Amos and Arminta Alice Rice Conley. Immediate survivors include his wife, Jean Corder Conley, one brother, John E. Conley, of West Van Lear; and sis sisters, Miss Alta Conley, of West Van Lear; Mrs. Mae McCloud, of Pikeville; Mrs. Ocie Akers, of West Van Lear; Mrs. June Young of Paintsville; Mrs. Vertrice Howard of Tuscon, Arizona; and Mrs. Maxine Goble of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman and Kenneth C. Goble on Friday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville, under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

  
DAVIS, Lon
1880-1962
Lon Davis, 82, retired miner of Van Lear, died at the home of his son, Frank Davis, Van Lear at 8 a.m. Saturday, November 24, after an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, he was born June 7, 1880, the son of the late Bracken and Mary Conley Davis. He had lived at Van Lear most of his life and was a member of the United Baptist Church and served as a school trustee. His wife, Rosella Webb Davis, preceded him in death March 5, 1958. Survivors include another son, Cecil Davis, West Van Lear; four daughters, Mrs. Bert Young, West Van Lear, Mrs. Calvin Webb, Van Lear; Mrs. Fred Mollett, David; Mrs. Garland Hall, Oakwood, CA; a sister, Mrs. John Welch, Concord. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear with F. F. Rigsby, Elzie Banks, and Grover Fannin. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1962

   
DUTTON, Melvin
1881-1962
Melvin Dutton, 81, retired merchant of this city, died in a local hospital at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, November 22, following an illness of three months. The son of the late James and Malissa Bowens Dutton, he was born in Johnson County, September 1881, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Minnie Daniel Dutton, preceded him in death 8 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Malissa Blackburn, Nolan, WV; Stella Crum of this city; two sisters, Maggie Spartman, Elkhorn City; Nervie Rowe, Greasy Creek. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Pentecostal Church in this city with Cline Salyer, William Tackett, and Melvin Cisco as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1962

   
FAIRCHILD, Gay
1914-1962
Gay Fairchild, 48, of Rt. 2, Louisa, died Wednesday, while at work in the shipping department of the Louisa Supply Co.. Mr. Fairchild suffered a heart attack, according to an attending physician. A native of Johnson County, he was born Sept. 20, 1914, a son of the late George N. and Alice Lemaster Fairchild. He had been employed with the supply company for more than two years. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mildred Caudill Fairchild; three daughters, Mrs. Iris Perry and Mrs. Eugene Stone of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Bill Cyrus of Rt. 2 Catlettsburg; four sons, Roger Fairchild of Huntington, Jack O., Billy Joe and Hager E. Fairchild of Rt. 2; two sisters, Mrs. Scott Watts and Mrs. Alvo Mayo of Huntington; two brothers, E. J. Fairchild of Rt. 2 Louisa, and Elbert Fairchild of Paintsville and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Young Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jim Preece and the Rev. Arthur Preece will officiate and burial will be in Fairchild-Lemaster Cemetery, Rt. 2, Louisa. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1962

   
HICKS, Chester A.
1909-1962
Chester A. Hicks, 63, resident of this city and yard clerk for the C & O Railway Company, died in a local hospital Friday, November 30, after an illness of two days. Mr. Hicks was born in Greenup County, September 26, 1909, and was the son of Alza Ramey Hicks and the late Curtis W. Hicks, Sr. He had made his home in Paintsville for the past 22 years. He was a member of Poage Lodge 325 F & AM of Ashland. “Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Thompson Hicks, a son, Chester Hicks, city, two daughters, Mrs. Deloris Rowland, Dayton, OH; Miss Mary Hicks, city; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Bowser, Louisville, Mrs. June Branham and Mrs. Louise Huff both of Ashland … rest is missing. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1962

   
HITCHCOCK, George H. Jr.
1962
A man fatally injured in an automobile accident in Morgan County on November 10, and whose idenity could not be learned is reported to be that of George H. Hitchcock, Jr., 39, of Chicago, a son of Mrs. Lottie Perkins of Staffordsville. The accident victim was tentatively identified as Glenn Baker, but efforts to find out his home address or his relatives failed. The man died at 8:55 November 10 in a Lexington hospital of injuries sustained at about 5:30 the same day when a 1959 deSoto in which he was riding wrecked in a stiff curve a mile below West Liberty on KY 7. Fayette County authorities sent fingerprints to the FBI and to the Army for possible identification. Mrs. Perkins, mother of Hitchcock, suffering with a heart ailment, was brought to a Paintsville hospital Tuesday in a condition of shock by a grandson, John King, with whom she resided. King, said a State Policeman, unaware of her heart condition, had called at her door Tuesday advising her that her son had been killed in an automobile accident. She remains in a state of shock, it was reported today. King said Hitchcock has visited the home earlier this month and left for New Orleans. State Police at the Pikeville office could give no information on the case. Mrs. Perkins, whose maiden name is said to be Picklesimer, was married to George H. Hitchcock who died several years ago. She was later remarried is now a widow. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday November 28, 1962

   
HITCHCOCK, Neva Lee (Stafford)
1923-1962
Mrs. Neva Lee Stafford Hitchcock, 38, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Williams in this city at 1 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, after an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Osa Stewart Stafford of this city and the late Proctor J. Stafford, she was born in Boyd County December 25, 1923. She had lived in this city most of her life and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include besides her mother and sister; three brothers, J. Robert and P. J. Stafford both of this city; Glenn Stafford, Traverse, MI; three other sisters, Mrs. R. C. Maxson, Traverse, MI; Mrs. William L. Davis, Pikeville; Mrs. Jack Cottle, Dayton, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with F. M. Picklesimer and Robert Hart as officiating ministers. Pallbearers will be Walter E. Meek, Paul M. Stafford, Wink Justice, Doug Melvin, James L. Preston, and Bert Conley. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1962

   
KERR, Myrtle (Castle)
1904-1962
Mrs. Myrtle Castle Kerr, 58, resident of Hager Hill, died in a local hospital at 10:50 a.m. Friday, November 16, after an illness of five weeks. The daughter of J. B. and Gartha Preston Castle, she was born at Thealka August 7, 1904. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert Kerr, preceded her in death, August 19, 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Pigg, city; Mrs. Betty Triplett, Marion, OH; four brothers, Murner and Clyde Castle, both of Thealka, Edgar Castle, Sandusky, OH; Arnold Castle, Cincinnati, OH; also surviving are her stepmother, Addie B. Castle of this city and her stepfather, Merdia Brown, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Concord United Baptist Church with Garland Preston and Elzie Banks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1962

   
MCKENZIE, Charles
1887-1962
Charles McKenzie, 75, retired miner of East Point, died at his home at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at his home after an extended illness. The son of the late James and Paulina Mahan McKenzie, he was born in this county April 20, 1887, and had lived at East Point for the past eighteen years. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife Teally Boyd McKenzie preceded him in death May 21, 1962.  Survivors include a son, Walter McKenzie, East Point; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Daniels, Tutor Key, Mrs. Ethel Collins and Mrs. Saola Alice Collins, both of Auxier, Mrs. Helen Arlene Delong, Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Ernest McKenzie, Utica, Michigan, Harry McKenzie, Middlesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Mann, Columbus. Ohio, Mrs. Ida Meadows, Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Kermit Preston and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the McKenzie Family Cemetery at East Point Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1962

    
MILLER, Mahalia (Oliver)
1875-1962
Mrs. Mahalia Miller, 87, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, November 24, at the Castle Fork Rest Home after an illness of two weeks. She was the mother of Mrs. Mildred King, former resident of this city now residing in Lexington. The daughter of the late James and Polly White Oliver, she was born in Perry County, September 22, 1875, and had lived in Paintsville for the past ten years. She was a member of the First Baptist church. Her husband, W. H. Miller preceded her in death 31 years ago. Surviving besides Mrs. King are a sister, Mrs. George Hayes, Wolverine, KY; and a brother, J. D. Oliver, Perry County; one granddaughter and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ross, pastor of Mayo Memorial Church, as the officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1962

   
PRESTON, Clarence Ray
1900-1962
Clarence Ray Preston, of Victorville, CA, former resident of this city and Ashland, died Wednesday morning, November 14, in Victorville hospital two hours after suffering a heart attack at his home. He was a brother of Miss Ora M. Preston of this city. A nataive of Paintsville, Mr. Preston was born October 4, 1900, a son of the late Cyrus M. and Minnie Hurt Preston. He moved to Ashland with his family at an early age and attended Ashland schools and was a graduate of the Tennessee Military Institute. During the period his father served as postmaster of the Ashland Post Office he was employed there as a clerk. He was also employed in the postal service at Victorville. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving besides Miss Preston are his wife, Mrs. Alice Hardiman Preston; one daughter, Miss Alice Rae Preston at home; two other sisters, Mrs. Frank C. Malin of Ashland and Mrs. Esther Preston Runge of Winchester; a brother, Roger L. Preston of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ross, pastor of Mayo Memorial Methodist church as the officiating minister. Pallbearers were Robert Conley. A. P. Preston, Deward Kazee, Herman Wheeler and Russell Hager. Burial was in the Preston family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1962

   
ROWLAND, Everett
1910-1962
Everett Rowland, 52, resident of White House, died in a local hospital at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, November 24,after an extended illness. The son of Dock Rowland of White House and the late Stella Curtis Rowland, he was born in this county, August 15, 1910, and had lived at White House most of his life. Mr. Rowland was formerly employed in the mines and was a veteran of World War II and a member of D.A.V. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Lester Rowland; three brothers, James Rowland, Walbridge, OH; Earl Rowland, Springfield, OH; Clyde Rowland, White House; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hampton, White House; Mrs. Hazel Lester, Martin; Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders, Indianapolis, IN; Mrs. Margie Robinson, Lima, OH; Mrs. Ruth Ratliff, Ragland, WV. Funeral services ere conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Millard VanHoose as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1962

   
SKAGGS, Luther
1920-1962
Luther Skaggs, 42, died Wednesday, November 7, in St. Catharines’s Hospital in East Chicago, IN, after an illness of five weeks. The son of Mrs. Seattle Fyffe Skaggs and the late Paris Skaggs, he was born March 8, 1920, at Keaton and had lived at East Chicago for 18 years. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and was employed as a pipe fitter. His wife preceded him in death two years ago. Surviving are two brothers, Hillman Skaggs of this city and Edgar Skaggs of East Chicago, IN. Funeral services were held at Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Bowen Cemetery at Morehead. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1962

    
SPRADLIN, Rosa (Spencer)
1962
Rosa Spradlin, 69, of Thealka, died Monday, November 6 1962, at East Point, following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Letcher and Emma Spears Spencer. Immediate survivors, include her husband, Elzie Spradlin, one son, Ray Spradlin of Willard, Ohio; one daughter, Irene Meek of Thealka, one sister, Lizzie Selvage of Paintsville; and three brothers, Willie Spencer of Thealka; Perry Spencer of Ohio; and Estil Spencer of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. Claude Preston on Thursday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.

   
WARD, Coels
1910-1962
Coels Ward, 52, resident of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 1:10 a.m. Monday, November 5, after an illness of nine days. The son of the late Melvin and Emma Austin Ward, he was born in this county May 10, 1910, and had lived at Boons Camp, most of his life. Survivors include a brother, Bennie Ward, Wheelwright; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Willingham, Asheville, NC. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Friendship United Baptist church at Boons Camp with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1962

   
WARD, Halmar
1911-1962
Halmar Ward, the son of Christopher C. and Louise Meade Ward, was born at Williamsport, KY, October 10, 1911 and died in Paintsville hospital, November 21, 1962. He was married to Marian Lyon, August 25, 1936. No children were born to this union, but Halmar was a fried to many boys in Salyersville. He is survived by his wife, three sisters, Veva Ward and Ena Ward of Arlington, VA, and Mrs. Eva Mae Williams, Baltimore, MD; one brother, Gerald Ward, Alexandria, AV; several aunts and uncles and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Cecil, Earl, Drexel, C.C. Jr., and Estill and one sister, Mrs. Edna Ward Patrick. He became a member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville, January 24, 1948. When he moved to Salyersville, he moved his membership to the First Baptist Church there, and was ordained a deacon December 31, 1950. Rev. L. M. Mitchell, the pastor, ordained him. Halmar was a successful businessman. During his early manhood, he was interested in many fields of business. From 1942 to 1945 he worked in defense work at Baltimore, MD. From 1945 to 1956 he worked with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway as a yard clerk. Since coming to Salyersville he has been associated with the Texaco Gas Company and with the Borden Milk Company. Halmar Ward was a man of few words, much action and many virtues. He knew the value of things that were worthwhile and everlasting. He loved his wife and home devotedly. To him his home was a place of rest, a haven of content, where a loved one relieved him of the burdens of everyday life, too heavy to be borne continuously, but from where he went forth each day, refreshed and invigorated to do battle again. Such a memory of home life is a constant inspiration for good, and a constant restraint from evil. This memory of his love for home will bring joyful recollections to the heart of his wife, and a new courage to take up the burdens of life again.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1962

   
WHEELER, Cynthia (Bailey)
1873-1962
Mrs. Cynthia Wheeler, 89, former resident of Staffordsville died at the home of a nephew, John Wheeler, Ashland, Wednesday, November 28, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Wheeler, a native of Magoffin County, was born March 10, 1873, the daughter of the late Lewis and Rebecca Bailey. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, John Wheeler, preceded her in death 31 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 5, 1962

    
WILLIAMS, Frank
1878-1962
Frank Williams, 84, resident of Troy, OH, died of a heart attack in Green Memorial Hospital at Xenia, OH, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 26, after an illness of nine days. The son of the late William and Katherine Cooper Williams, he was born at Wittensville, October 29, 1878 and had lived at Troy for the past 8 years. His wife, Stella VanHoose Williams, preceded him in death May 2, 1948. Surviving are two sons, Richard Williams, Russell; Mitchell Williams, Fairborn, OH; seven daughters, Mrs. Edna Conner, Lima, OH; Mrs. Carrel Lacy, Troy, OH; Mrs. Clara Rice, Russell; Mrs. Lucy Burchett, Thealka; Alta Shields, Fairborn, OH, Geneva Rice, Tipp City, OH; Frankie Patrick, Troy, OH. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Claude Preston and John Redman as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 5, 1962

    
WILLIAMS, Tennie (Dials)
1878-1962
Mrs. Tennie Williams, 83, resident of Flat Gap, died at 3 a.m. Sunday, November 4 in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Alex and Margaret Dickison Dials, she was born in Lawrence County November 8, 1878, and had lived at Flat Gap practically all of her life. Surviving are her husband, Albert Williams, and a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Phillips, Ashland. Also surviving are five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Old Bethel United Baptist church with Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1962


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AKERS, Myrtie (Preston)
1881-1962
Dies Dec. 30 at Nippa Mrs. Myrtie Akers, 81, died Sunday, December 30, at 8:30 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Quimby Van Hoose of Nippa, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Sanford and Mary Ellen Van Hoose Preston she was born January 29, 1881, in this county and had lived at Stambaugh most of her life.  She was a member of the Stambaugh Church of Christ. Her husband, Millard Akers, preceded her in death May 14, 1956. Surviving are three sons, Joe Akers, Sitka; James Akers, Nippa; Mitchel Akers, Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Naomi Baldwin, Ashland; Mrs. Melisie Van Hoose, Nippa; Mrs. Sophia Beam, Stambaugh; Mrs. Evelyn Italis, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, George Preston, Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 1, at the Stambaugh Church of Christ with C.C. Hall and C.M. Blankenship as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Akers Cemetery at Stambaugh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 9, 1963

   
BROWN, Cindia Jane
1901-1962
Mrs. Cindia Jane Brown, 61, resident of Lowmansville, died in a local hospital at 3:08 p.m. Monday, December 3, after an illness of several years. The daughter of Mrs. Mandy Ward Brown and the late Noah Brown, she was born at River, June 16, 1901, and had lived at Lowmansville for the past 24 years. She was a member of the United Baptist church. She was married at River on March 23, 1917 to Glen Brown, who survives. Other survivors include four sons, Thurman Russell Brown, West Jefferson, OH; Randall Ray and James Lee Brown, Plain City, OH; Herbert Eugene Brown, Elizabethtown, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Green, Londonderry, OH; Mrs. Joseph Chandler, Gallatin, TN; a sister, Mrs. Harper Castle, Urbana, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lowmansville Untied Baptist Church with Mitchell Grim, F. F.Rigsby and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 12, 1962

   
BROWN, George M.
1877-1962
George M. Brown Dies When Fire Destroys Home George M. Brown, 85, died in a fire which destroyed his home at Volga at 3:30 p.m., Friday, December 21.  The fire of unknown origin occurred within a short time following Mr. Brown’s return to his home after a visit with a son who lived nearby. The son of the late John and Lucinda Harmon Brown, he was born at East Point March 5, 1877, and had lived at Volga for sixty-five years.  He was a member of the Church of God and the Flat Gap Lodge. His wife, Minnie Daniels Brown, preceded him in death on January 18, 1948. Surviving are four sons, Charlie Brown, Sitka, Clyde Brown, Lerue, Ohio; Claude and Clarence Brown both of Volga; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Lemaster and Mrs. Cecil Hitchcock both of Volga; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Sturgill, Flat Gap.  Also surviving are twenty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Cannons Chapel Church at Volga with John Redman, Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery at Volga. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 2, 1963

    
CASTLE, Luther
1890-1962
Luther Castle, 72, better known as “Good Nature”, died at his home at Southside at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5 after a month’s illness. A veteran of World War I and former miner, he was a lifelong resident of this county where he was born August 18, 1890, the son of the late James C. and Lou Castle. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Cooper Castle; two sons, Eugene Castle with the U. S. Army in California; Samuel Castle of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Wells of this city; one brother, Guy Castle of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Samantha Spears, Thealka; Mrs. Cynthia Salyers, Louisa; Mrs. Hazel Marble, Martin; Mrs. Virgie Trinkle. Funeral services were conducted at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Claude Preston and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1962

   
CHILDERS, Wilson
1891-1962
Wilson Childers, 71, retired C & C Railway conductor, died in the C & O Hospital in Huntington, WV at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, December 11 after an extended illness. The son of the late Arch and Leah Kaiser Childers, he was born February 18, 1891, at Carbo, VA. He formerly made his home at Shelbiana, but had lived in this city for the past 5 years. He belonged to the Order of R. R. Conductors Trainmen’s Association. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Damron Childers; a daughter, Mrs. Nevolyn Smith of this city; four brothers, Lowney Childers, Richland, VA; Terry Childers, Knoxville, TN; Shular and Ernest Childers, both of Cincinnati, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Jessie, Mrs. Tessie Jessie and Mrs. Virgie Lawson all of Cincinnati, OH; Mrs. Ann Jones, Bethel, OH. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Patsy Johnson, Pikeville; Jimmy Wilson Smith and Connie Jo Smith both of this city; one great grandchild, Robyn Johnson, Pikeville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hart as officiating minister. Pallbearers will be C & O employees of Pikeville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 12, 1962

   
CONLEY, Anna (Ryland)
1880-1962
Mrs. Anna Conley, 82, resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 6:25 a.m. Monday, December 10, after a week’s illness. The daughter of the late William and Sally Winn Ryland, she was born in Tennessee, August 18, 1880. She had spent most of her life at Oil Springs where she was a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Coonie Conley, preceded her in death 31 years ago. Surviving are seven sons, Willie Conley, Mechanicsburg, OH; Hobart Conley, Win; Gus, Glen and Charley, all of Oil Springs; Rolla Conley, Derby, OH; Tollie Conley, Wittensville; two daughters, Mrs. May Preston, Salyersville; Mrs. Walter Jackson, Staffordsville, Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Lonza Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Conley cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 12, 1962

   
CONLEY, Wayne Hayden
1909-1962
Wayne Hayden Conley, 56, of 400 Marcum Rd., Westwood, a driver for the Yellow Cab Co. for 25 years, died December 26 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Conley was born June 19, 1909, in Staffordsville, Johnson County, a son of the late Lindsey and Nancy Caroline McFarland Conley. He was a member of the Baptist faith. Mr. Conley last worked Christmas Day. Surviving are his wife, Flora; four daughters, Mrs. Polly Pritt and Mrs. Nora Sturgill of Ashland; Miss Evelyn Conley at home, and Mrs. Billy Joe Canant of Shreveport, La; two sons, Wayne Hayden Conley, Jr., and Kenneth Lindsey Conley, both of Westwood; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Fairchild, Mrs. Terea Ratliff, Mrs. Erle Conley, and Mrs. Oro Picklesimer, all of Paintsville; two half-brothers, James Ellis Conley of Rollsville, Calif., and Bobby Joe Conley of Detroit; one half-sister, Ruby Conley, of Canada, and 14 grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 2, 1963

    
DANIELS, Gertrude (DeBoard)
1921-1962
Mrs. Gertrude Daniels, 41, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 25, after suffering a heart attack. The daughter of Mrs. Josie DeBoard McKenzie of Catlettsburg and the late Eliza DeBoard, she was born in this county February 16, 1921.  She had lived in this city for thirty-five years and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Her first marriage was to Ted Mullins and later she was married to Lafe Daniels. Surviving are six children: three sons, Arthur Mullins, U.S. Army, New York; Eliza and Edward Mullins, both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Carrol Jean Walker, Cynthia Mullins, Charlotte Daniels, all of this city; and two brothers, Levi DeBoard, Catlettsburg; Herman DeBoard, Kenova, W. Va.; a sister, Martina Witting, Catlettsburg.  Also surviving is one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 28, at the Pentecostal Church of Christ, with Cline Salyer and Sam Artrip as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 2, 1963

    
FAIRCHILD, Jesse
1885-1962
Jesse Fairchild, Well-Known Man Dies Monday Jesse Fairchild, 77, well-known resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 12:30 a.m., Monday, December 31, following a brief illness. A native of Johnson County and a resident of this city most of his life, he was born February 23, 1885, the son of the late William and Serina Castle Fairchild.  A member of the First Christian Church, he formerly worked as a blacksmith and served as deputy sheriff under Wince Trimble. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Rowland Fairchild; three sons, William Fairchild, U.S. Army, Ft. Ord, Calif.; Bennie Fairchild, Salinas, Calif.; John Fairchild of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Zella Porter, English W. Va.; Mrs. Bonnie Hall of this city; Mrs. Betty Jones, Bristol, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Price of this city; Mrs. Grace Van Hoose, Tutor Key; Mrs. Myrtle McFarland and Mrs. Rosie Akers, Denver, Colorado. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, at the First Christian Church with the pastor, Rev. Charles Saunders, and S.C. Honeycutt as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Estil Van Hoose, Ollie Van Hoose, L.B. Fairchild, Wince Trimble, Jess Songer, Clarence Sherinan, Bert Van Hoose and McKinley Kelly. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 9, 1963

    
FRALEY, James Dean
1962
James Dean Fraley, infant son of Paul Dean and Jo Ann Martin Fraley of this city, died Sunday, December 2, in a local hospital. Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Fraley of this city, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Martin of Stambaugh. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. at the Stambaugh family cemetery at Stambaugh with C. M. Blankenship officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1962

   

ISAAC, Martha (Conley)
1877-1962
Mrs. Martha Isaac, 85, former resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital Sunday, December 2, after a brief illness. The daughter of the late William and Jenny Winn Conley, she was born November 30, 1877 in Magoffin County. She was a patient at the Castle Fork Rest Home. Her husband, Edmond Isaac preceded her in death September 21, 1957. Surviving are two sons, Hubert and Clyde Isaac, both of Detroit, MI. Also surviving are three brothers, Dewey Conley, Hillsboro, OH; Wheeler Conley, Spring Valley, OH; Bruce Conley, Marion, OH; two sisters, Mrs.  Mont Conley, Salyersville; Mrs. Dick Lemaster, Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Claude Preston as officiating minister. Burial was in the Conley cemetery at Falcon. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1962

   
KIDD, Elizabeth (Page)
1879-1962
Mrs. Elizabeth Kidd, 83, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, after a brief illness. A native of Lewis County, she was born September 19, 1879, the daughter of the late Walter and Laura Ruark Page.  She had made her home in Paintsville for twenty-five years and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, S. S. Kidd, a daughter, Mrs. N. R. Williams of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Clark, Georgetown, Ohio; Mrs. Paul Van, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Katherine Godfrey, Piqua, Ohio; a brother Robert Tolson, Middletown, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 22, in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Saunders, paster First Christian Church, as officiating minister.  A service was also held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 24, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington and burial was in a Lexington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wedsnesday 1-2-1963

   
LOWERY, Mrs. William J. (Long)
1889-1962
Mrs. William J. Lowery, 73, resident of city, died in a local hospital at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 24, after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Joseph and Alice Sampson Long, she was born in Tennessee June 16, 1889.  She had lived at Van Lear for fourteen years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William Davis Lowery; three sons, Woodrow Lowery, Shelby Gap; William Lowery, Van Lear; Samuel Lowery, Pataskala, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Woodruff, Capron, Ill.; Mrs. Wanda McCray, Belvedere, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. James Anest, Chucky, Tenn.; a brother, Lawson Long, Whitesburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Colvard, Mashiem, Tenn.; Mrs. Bonnie Hulse, Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Ruth Hutter, Greenville, Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26 at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Edgar Hewlett as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Clubhouse Cemetery at Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 2, 1963

   
PELPHREY, Frank
1897-1962
Frank Pelphrey, 65, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Wright, at Red Bush at 6:05 a.m., Monday, December 24, after an illness of several months. The son of Deal and Laura Trimble Pelphrey, he was born in this county March 2, 1897, and had lived at Staffordsville most of his life where he engaged in farming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merzie Van Hoose Pelphrey. Survivors include five sons, Earl Pelphrey, Volga; Pierce, Dick, Bill and Bennie Pelphrey all of Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Olga Mehler, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Christine Wright, Red Bush; Mrs. Maxine Blair, Barnetts Creek; three brothers, Charlie and Jessie Pelphrey both of Staffordsville; Trimble Pelphrey, Portsmouth, Ohio; three sisters Mrs. Martha Salyer, Manila; Mrs Merzie Meade and Mrs. Patsy Blevins both of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 Wednesday, December 26, at the Flat Gap Bethal Church with Lonzo Reed and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.02 1963

    
REED, Victoria (Davis)
1876-1962
Victoria Davis Reed , a daughter of John D. Davis and Louraine Webb Davis, was born a natural birth, July 20, 1876 and in the year 1889 was born of the Spirit of God and joined the United Baptist Church at Fish Trap Saturday, June 3, 1889, and was buried with Christ in Baptism by Powell Ferguson.  She was married to John Reed in 1892 and was blessed with four children:  Chloe May Picklesimer, Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Lora Pelphrey, Paintsville, Ky.; Norzie Ellen Trimble, Barnetts Creek, Ky.; Walter Davis Reed, Dayton, Ohio.  One brother, Vint Davis, Oil Springs, Ky. survives.  Her passing also leaves a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and a great number of friends and loved ones.  She departed this life Dec. 16, 1962, and strived 73 years to enter in at the straight gate.  “Brethren, I believe with all my heart that all who have kept the faith have fought a good fight, and I realize I have fought a good fight.  A banner of love is over me and when the battle is over, I will wear a crown of Glory and a robe of righteousness, and golden slippers on my feet and walk the gold paved streets of New Jerusalem.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.  Please don’t shed an tears over me, but meet me, O meet me, O meet me over there.”   Written three years ago by Victoria Reed.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 16, 1963

  
RICE. Mattie (Watkins)
1893-1962
Mrs. Mattie Rice, 69, wife of Mose Rice of Staffordsville, died at her home at 8:30 a.m., Friday, December 28, after an illness of three weeks. The daughter of Henry and Cynthia Riggs Watkins, she was born February 26, 1893, in this county and had spent most of her life at Staffordsville.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Henry Rice and Charles Rice both of this city; three daughters, Faye Alice Correvon, Pittsburg, Calif., Mary Lou Caudill, Swamp Branch; Martha Jeane Spradlin, City; three brothers, Bert, Worth and Marvin Watkins all of Huntington, W. Va.; a sister Mrs. Wilson Salyer, Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Herbert Arms and John Frank Ratliff as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY January 2, 1963

    
SHREVE, Maymie M. (Burchett)
1907-1962
Mrs. Maymie M. Shreve, 54, died at 9:15 p.m. December 22 1962, 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 has 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, Ohio; Ray, Eral, and Ora Burchett, all of Elna; Daryl Burchett, Win; Lowell Burchett, Pikeville; Mrs. Edna Wallen, Winchester; Mrs. Cecil Hayes, Columbus, Ohio. Fuenral 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 William as organist. Burial was in the Family Cemetery.

   
SPRADLIN, Raymond
1911-1962
Raymond Spradlin, 53, died in a local hospital December 19, 1962, following a brief illness. Born October 19, 1911, he was the son of the late George B. and Charity Adams Spradlin. He had been a resident of Denver all his life and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Caudill Spradlin; and one son, Randall Spradlin, Berea, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Charlestine Hayden, Pamella and Ramona Spradlin, of Denver; Mrs. Pansy Preston and Mrs. Angie Preston, Cynthiana, Kentucky. Other survivors include six brothers, Clemmons, Albert, Earl, Walter, of Denver; Wayne Spradlin, Collista; Irvin Spradlin, Paintsville; two sisters, Georgia Spradlin, Denver and Mrs. Mary Jane Picklesimer, Meally. Funeral services were held December 22, 1962 in the Liberty Baptist Church, Denver. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1962

   
STAFFORD, Mary Louise
1909-1962
Funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday for Mary Louise Stafford, popular fifth grade teacher of the Paintsville City Schools, who died suddenly at 2:45 p.m. Friday, December 7, the victim of an unexpected heart attack. The fatal seizure occurred in the Dollar Store on Main Street where she had gone shopping following the close of school. Mary Louise was born April 22, 1909, at Oil Springs, the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Sarah C. Litteral Stafford, well-known county residents. A lifelong resident of Oil Springs, she was a member of the Oil Springs Methodist Church and was active and interested in church affairs. She was a member of the choir and contributed generously of her time and energies to the advancement of the program of the church. Following her graduation from the Paintsville High School, she began her teaching profession at the Oil Springs School. After teaching there for a year, she came to Paintsville and started her 33 years career in the city schools, teaching at various times the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grades. During the summer she attended Morehead State College, Eastern State and Pikeville College. “She was a member of the Paintsville Education Association. She exemplified the ideal teacher—alert, cheerful, unselfish with her time and talent, interested in everything and everybody, and above all, completely dedicated to her profession.” This statement is representative of remarks made by faculty and students of Paintsville schools regarding the untimely death of a well-loved teacher. After 34 years of service in the educational field, this outstanding woman died, perhaps as she might have wished, after a full day of work with her students. Mary Louise, as she was affectionately known by her associates, truly exemplified those qualities which are held in highest esteem in the teaching profession—an interest in the individual child, a great desire for knowledge, a cheerful outgoing personality and a pride in her calling. She performed her duties with joy. Throughout the trials that must come to all teachers, she never lost her tremendous sense of humor and possessed a vibrant infectious cheer which endeared her to students and friends alike. Indeed her ready smile was her trademark. An attractive, young 53, this outstanding teacher is remembered as a profound influence in their lives by a host of former students as they pursue their various careers. Students describe her as a pleasure to have in the class room. It has been rightly said, “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.” Besides her parents, Mary Louise was preceded in death by two sisters, and two brothers, Survivor include a sister, Miss Madge Stafford, Oil Springs; three brothers, Charles Stafford, postmaster, Oil Springs; Harvey B. and Earl Stafford, also of Oil Springs. Services were conducted by the Rev. Robert Hart, pastor of First Methodist Church and the Rev. John Redman, pastor of Johnson County Parish. Pallbearers were Jess Songer, Raymond Spears, Doug VanHoose, George Auxier, Paul Martin Stafford, Carl Wynn and Bob Bartholomew. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 12, 1962

   
STURGILL, Effie (Jenkins)
1913-1962
Mrs. Effie Sturgill, 49, native of Johnson County, died at her home in Baltimore, Md., Sunday, December 23, after an extended illness. Mrs. Sturgill, born March 31, 1913, was a daughter of Ira and Rosa Cook Jenkins. Survivors include her husband, Walter Sturgill, three sons and a daughter all of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Ballard Jenkins, Mechanicstown, Ohio; Thurmon Jenkins, Kensington, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Bob Gamber, Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Harry Mahan, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Arzie Sturgill, Jenkins; Mrs. Clarence Davis, Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 26, at 1:30 p.m., at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, Foster Rigsby, Flem Arrowood and Sandy Phillips as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-2-1963

    
VANHOOSE, Estil
1910-1962
Estil VanHoose, 65, Johnson County native was killed Saturday when the automobile he was driving crashed into a utility pole in Lawrence County, Ohio.  He was a resident of Ashland at the time of his death. Mr. VanHoose was born May 8, 1910 in Johnson County, a son of the late Lent and Laura Bayes VanHoose.  He was a construction worker and member of Local 505, Teamsters Union. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle VanHoose, a son, George Donald VanHoose, U. S. Army; two brothers, Arthur and Carl VanHoose, Ashland, three sisters, Mrs. Clora Carr, Kenwood, Mrs. Robert Castle, Stambaugh, and Mrs. Raleigh Rice, Carey, Ohio Paintsville Herald Wednesday  January 2, 1963

   
VANHOOSE, Larry
1944-1962
Funeral Service Held December 26 For Larry Van Hoose Funeral services were conducted at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 26, for Pfc. Larry G. VanHoose, 18, who was killed December 11 while serving with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea. Pfc. VanHoose was born at Sitka October 28, 1944, the son of Clyde VanHoose of Sitka, and Mrs. Mable Williams Kelly of Springfield, Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers, Roger and Robert Lee VanHoose, both of Sitka. Services were conducted by Bruce Daniels and Claude Preston.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 2, 1963




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