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JANUARY - 1963

ADAMS, Rose Ann (McFaddin) (Miller)
1891-1963
Local Resident Dies January 9 Mrs. Rose Ann Miller Adams, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 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 preceded her in death in 1922.  She was late 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, Mrs. Mary Wolverton, DeKalb, Ill; Miss Victoria Miller of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hicks, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Alka Justice, Delbarton, 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 as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 16, 1963

     
ARNET, Ella C. (Nimmer)
1897-1963
Ella C. Arnet, Local Resident, Dies Thursday Mrs. Ella C. Arnet, 66, died at her home on Boyd Street at 10:35 a.m., Thursday January 30, after an illness of three months. The daughter of the late John and Tillie Nimmer, she was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 7, 1897.  She had lived in this city for a year and a half and was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was married July 3, 1931 in Milwaukee to George E. Arnet, who survives. Surviving besides her husband is a sister, Miss Viola Nimmer. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m., Friday in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home.  Interment was in a Milwaukee cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY February 5, 1964

   
ARROWOOD, Minnie (Harvey)
1885-1963
Rites Monday at Mouth Of Rush Mrs. Minnie Arrowood, 77, resident of River, died in a local hospital at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, after an illness of one month. The daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Coleman Harvey, she was born in Clay County May 12, 1885, and had been a resident of River for the past forty years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Marion Arrowood, to whom she had been married for over fifty-four years; a daughter, Mrs. Arizona Hastings, Cabin Creek, W. Va.; a brother, Bert Harvey, Page, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Jarrett, Charleston, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Virgil Daniel as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 9, 1963

   
BALDRIDGE, Effie May
1963
EAST POINT WOMAN DIES AT DANVILLE Miss Effie May Baldridge, 54, of East Point, died January 14 at Danville Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late A.J. and Hattie Music Baldridge.  She was never married. Surviving brothers and sisters are T. J. Baldridge, Richmond, Virginia, James Baldridge, W. A. Baldridge, and  Virgie Baldridge, all of East Point, Mrs. Sallie Clark and Mrs. Gracie Litteral; both of Auxier, and Mrs. Louise Davis, Piketon, Ohio. Funeral rites were conducted at 10 am, Wednesday from the Prestonsburg Church of God, the Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating.  Burial was made in the Baldridge cemetery at East Point under the direction of Carter & Callihan Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23, 1963

   
BALDWIN, Minnie (Blair)
1882-1963
Mrs. Minnie Baldwin, 80, resident of this city died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hermalee Howard, in Southside at 8:15 p.m., Monday, January 14, after an illness of several months. The daughter of the late George and Ester Caudill Blair, she was born in this county August 21, 1882, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Leck Baldwin, preceded her in death in 1952. Surviving besides her daughter are three sons, Belvie and Lloyd Baldwin both of Denver; Bayless Baldwin; Collista; three other daughters, Lelia Blair, Barnetts Creek; Sudie Young, Lowmansvillle; Hannah Hitcock, Collista. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the Beechwall Church with F. F. Rigsby and Millard Bryant as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  JANUARY 16 1963

    
BICKFORD, Ora
1891-1963
Ora Bickford, 71, Sciotoville, Ohio former resident of this county, died in a hospital in Oak Hill, Ohio, at 8:00 am, Wednesday, January 9, following an extended illness. The son of the late George and Alice Price Bickford, he was born in this county February 26, 1891.  He had lived at Sciotoville for two years and had formerly lived at White House., Auxier, and Thealka.  A retired mine foreman; he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and of the Richardson Lodge F. & A. M. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lorinda Amburgy Bickford; two sons, George Bickford, Rock House; David Bickford, Auxier; a daughter, Mrs. Olive Welch, Sciotoville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Perry, Oak Hill, W.Va; Mrs. Bertha Jordan, Thayer, Mo; two brothers, Jay Bickford, Mineral, Washington; Charles A. Bickford, Allen. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 am., Friday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16, 1963

     
BLANTON, James T.
1877-1963
James T. Blanton, 75, died at the home of his son, Bill Blanton at Oil Springs, at 2:30 a.m., Sunday, January 27, after an illness of two months.  The son of James P. and Frances Spradlin Blanton, he was born at Oil Springs July 13, 1877, and has been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a retired farmer.  Surviving besides his son are his wife, Mrs. Zora Gibson Blanton; another son, Dola Blanton, Lima, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Sherman Pelphrey, Kooperston, W. Va.; Mrs. Archie Jackson, Swamp Branch; Mrs. Henry Jennings, West Van Lear; Mrs. Irvin Toon, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. George Webster, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Edward Brautigon, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, John D. Blanton, Owensboro; George B. Blanton, Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Arms, Jackson, Michigan; Mrs. Bruce Litteral, Catlettsburg.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Moses Kitchen and Rev. Scott Castle as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan 30, 1963

     
CHARLES, George
1865-1963
George Charles, 99, resident of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 5:00 a.m., Sunday, January 26, following an illness of three years. The son of the late Charlie and Little Bette Charles, he was born in Lawrence County, January 15, 1865.  He had lived at Boons Camp for the past fifty years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Lewis Charles, Williamsport; 5 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Glen Arrowood and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-29-1963

    
COOPER, Edith (Honeycutt)
1963
Funeral services were conducted in the Pennington Funeral Home in New Boston, Ohio, Friday, January 25, for Mrs. Edith Honeycutt Cooper, who died January 22 at her home in New Boston. She was a sister of Mrs. Carl F. Fitzpatrick of Hager Hill. Mrs. Cooper, a native of Van Lear, was the daughter of Johnnie and Christine Webb Honeycutt. Surviving besides Mrs. Fitzpatrick are a son, Charles Marcum, Minford, Ohio; a daughter, Flora Stapleton, Columbus, Ohio; another sister, Mrs. Margarett Burchett, Jackson, Michigan; four brothers, Malcolm and George Honeycutt, West Van Lear; Elle Honeycutt, Wabash, Ind.; Melvin Honeycutt, Richmond, California. Attending the funeral services from here, besides her brothers and sisters, were her brother-in-law, Carl F. Fitzpatrick and niece, Mrs. Evelyn Miller of West Van Lear. Burial was in Garrison, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 30, 1963

    
FERGUSON, Henry Edward
1894-1963
Henry Edward Ferguson, 68, retired Ashland Oil employee, died suddenly of a heart attack at 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, at his home at Keaton. Mr. Ferguson, the son of Lewis and Arnola Brown Ferguson, was born in Morgan County May 6, 1894, and had lived at Keaton for forty years. He was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Ann Cantrell Ferguson; three sons, Lewis Monroe Ferguson, Catlettsburg; John Henry Ferguson, Ohio; William Edgar Ferguson of this city; five daughters Mrs. Edgar Wallin, Columubs, Ohio; Mrs. Blutcher Lemaster, Keaton; Mrs. Leslie Wheeler, Lucasville, Ohio; Mrs. Willie Moore and Mrs. Mary Ann Peterman both of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Crocket Ferguson, Fallsburg; Lewis Ferguson, Catlettsburg; two sisters; Sella Skarlett and Lydia Carter both of California. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Christian Union Church at Keaton with Elder Paul Hackney and Elder Robert Lee Hatton as o fficiating ministers. Grandsons acted as pallbearers. Burial was in the Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1963

   
HITCHCOCK, Jennie Lee (Ward)
1895-1963
Rites Held Monday At Daniels Creek Mrs. Jennie Lee Hitchcock, 67, resident of Daniels Creek, died in a local hospital at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, January 19, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late John and Rhoda Ann Salyer Ward, she was born in this county, July 13, 1895, and had lived at Daniels Creek for the past eight years.  She had formerly been a resident of Van Lear and West Van Lear.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Lenzie Hitchcock, who was a World War II casuality. Surviving are her husband, Grant Hitchcock; two sons, Burns Hitchcock, Van Lear; Thurman Hitchcock, Daniels Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Setser, Daniels Creek; two brothers, Crate Ward, Denver; Edgar Ward, Barnetts Creek; two half brothers, Zollie Ward, of this city; Hager Ward, Carey, Ohio; two sisters, Cora Lewallen, Van, W. Va.; Emily Waddle, Miamisburg, Ohio; four half sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Petmecky, California; Mrs. Margaret Wickham, Alvado, Ohio; Mrs. Josie Higginbotham, Carey, Ohio; Mrs. Gladys Tackett, Mt. Blanchard, Ohio.  Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:00 p.m., Monday with John Crum as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1963

     
JARRELL, Kathyrn Virginia
1942-1963
KATHYRN JARRELL OF VAN LEAR DIES IN DAYTON
Miss Kathyrn Virginia Jarrell, 20, resident of Van Lear, died of pneumonia in a Dayton, Ohio, hospital at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, January 30, after a brief illness. The daughter of Denver Jarrell and the late Ethel Jarrell Burns, she was born in Van Lear, November 12, 1942, and had made her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall.  She had been employed in Dayton for the past few months and was a graduate of Van Lear High School and Mayo State Vocational School. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm, Saturday at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Leonard Bowling, Bruce Spencer, E. L Cyrus and Cline Salyer as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in this city. PAINTVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1963

   
JUSTICE, Ocie (Bailey)
1899-1963
Mrs. Ocie Justice, 63, resident of Hager Hill died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, January 21, at University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after an extending illness.  The daughter of the late James and Emily Cole Bailey, she w as born July 3, 1899, in Magoffin County and had resided at Hager Hill for the past fourteen years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Jack Justice; a son, Billie W. (Wink) Justice of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Sterling Ward, Tomahawk; Mrs. Charles Adams, Ashland; a brother, Claybourn Bailey, Lancer.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. today from the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Charley Lemaster, Scott Castle, and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1963

    
KESTNER, Sheila
1962-1963
Two Month Old Sheila Kestner Dies Saturday
Sheila Kestner, two month old daughter of Carroll and Anna Belle Scalf Kestner of Lexington, died suddenly at her home at 6:40 a.m., Saturday, January 19.  She was born in this city November 14,1962. Surviving besides the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Kestner and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Scalf.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at  Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-23-1963

     
LITTERAL, Goldie
1963
Goldie Litteral Rites Saturday at Freewill Goldie Litteral, 66, retired restaurant employee of this city, died in a local hospital at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, following a brief illness. The daughter of Adrian Jackson and Maggie Litteral, she was born in Magoffin County and had lived in this city for the past forty-six years. Surviving are two sons, Billy "Perk" and Morris Litteral, both of this city; two brothers, Harve Litteral, Charlestown, Ohio; Harry Litteral, McDowell; a sister, Mrs. Jose McKenzie, Meally.  Also surviving is a granddaughter, Billie Jean Litteral. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 6, 1963

   
MEEK, Dennis
1943-1963
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Offutt School for Dennis Meek, 19, who was found dead in a Portsmouth, Ohio, jail Friday by another prisoner when he came around to summon him to breakfast.  Meek was not in his cell but was found by the prisoner in an unused cell of the same closed-in range. The coroner stated it was suicide by hanging, using blankets to fashion a rope. Officials said they found a note asking that Meek's body be returned to Offutt, Ky.  They said he was sentenced to Mansfield Reformatory Thursday for forcing entrance into a depository, a pay telephone coin box.  His brother, Woodrow, was placed on probation in connection with the same case, they added. Dennis was born at Offutt February 15, 1943, and was the son of Woodrow and Catherine Bevins Meek. Also surviving is another brother, Jerry Meek. Services were conducted by Elder John M. Wheeler and burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 23, 1963

    
MOORE, Linda Lou
1963
Rites Friday For 13 Month Old Linda Lou Moore Linda Lou Moore,13 month-old daughter of Garland and Dixie LeMaster Moore of Flat Gap,died in a local hospital at 2:00p.m.,Wednesday,January 9,after an illness of one day. Surviving beside her parents are the material grandparents Mr.and Mrs.Robert LeMaster of Flat Gap,and the parternal grandmother Mrs.Lissie Moore,also of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m.Friday at the Point Pleasant Church at Flat Gap with Hood Wallin as officiating minister.Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday January 16,1963

    
OSBORNE, Pat
1874-1963
Dies Jan. 16 In Ashland Funeral services were conducted at the East Point Church of Christ Saturday at 10:00 a.m., for Pat Osborne, 88, resident of Prestonsburg who died in an Ashland hospital at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, after a brief illness. Mr. Osborne, a native of Wise County, Va., was born August 15, 1874, the son of the late John and Lucy Osborne.  A resident of East Point most of his life, he moved to Prestonsburg twelve years ago, and prior to his retirement was employed as a laborer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Osborne; two sons, Walter Osborne, Lucasville, Ohio; Frank Osborne, Van Lear; three daughters, Mrs. Esta George, East Point; Mrs. June Music, Ashland; Mrs. Martha Nelson, Prestonsburg; a brother, Thomas Osborne, White House. Services were conducted by the Reverend S. C. Honeycutt and burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 23, 1963

    
PRESTON, James Turner
1963
James Turner Preston, 64, former resident of this city, died of a heart attack Saturday, January 5, at his home in St. Albans, W. Va.  Mr. Preston, a native of this city, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dan Preston.  He located in St. Albans in 1942 and had operated the Preston Grocery in that city since 1949.  He had formerly been employed by chemical plants in the valley.  Mr. Preston was a veteran of World War I and a member of St. Peter’s Methodist Church at St. Albans and John Brawley Post of American Legion in Charleston, W. Va.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston; a son James T. Jr., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Mehrel Shank of Nitro, W. Va., and Mrs. Walter Hambrick of Columbia, S.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Herbert Wheeler of South Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Carson Davis of Ashland; Mrs. Frank Harrison and Miss Henrietta Preston, both of Pikeville; two brothers, Howard of Ashland and Paul of Shreveport, La.  Also surviving is a grandson.  Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 7, at St. Peter’s Methodist Church with the Reverend Sam Sink officiating.  Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 16, 1963

     
PRESTON, Tom
1908-1963
Tom Preston, 55, Dies in Dayton
Tom Preston, 55, former resident of this city, died in a Dayton, Ohio, hospital January 29 after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.  He had been ill for eleven days. The son of Lafe and Bessie Music Preston, he was born in this county January 23, 1908, and had lived in Fairborn, Ohio, for the past eight years where he was employed by the State Highway Department.  Prior to moving to Ohio he had been an employee of the Kentucky Departmentof Highways. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie Preston; three sons, Tommie Preston, Fairborn, Ohio; Robert Preston, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Jimmie Preston, Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Austin and Mrs. Tom Syme both of Fairborn, Ohio; two brothers, Luther and Sam Preston both of Fairborn, Ohio; six sisters, Mrs. Reggie Preston, Meally; Mrs. Earl Haney, Mrs. Virgil Childers, Mrs. Russell Williams, Mrs. Woodie Hart and Mrs. George Muney all of Fairborn, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Tommie Dalton, Elzie Banks and Sam Preston as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Ralph Melvin, Charles C. Rice, Dennis Daniel, Randal Daniel, Jimmie Melvin, Wess Mason and Guy Meade. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB 6, 1963

      
RATCLIFF, Louise
1963
Funeral services were conducted in the Memorial Methodist Church in Williamson, W. Va., January 16, for Miss Louise Ratcliff who died in Memorial Hospital in Williamson January 13.  She was a sister of Mrs. Jack Crigger of this city.  Miss Ratcliff was a charter member of the Memorial Methodist Church and was instrumental in the organization and development of the church.  She was active in church affairs, serving as Sunday School teacher, participating in the W.S.C.S., helping with the nursery school, working in the Bible school, serving as Communion Steward and assisting in anyway where her services were needed.  Surviving besides Mrs. Crigger are he parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Ratcliff; two brothers, Rich of Williamson and C. W., who is pastor of the Methodist churches in Warfield and Inez; another sister, Mrs. Fred Zollinger, Canton, Ohio.  Burial was in Kenova, W. Va. Miss Ratcliff always attended the First Methodist Church when in Paintsville and has many friends here who were sorry to hear of her death.  Attending the funeral from this city were the Criggers and their children, Charles, Rose Mary and Eugene, another daughter, Mrs. Bernice Cornette, of Washington, D.C., Miss Marlene borders and Mrs. Garland Dixon.  Mrs. Crigger remained with her parents in Williamson until Sunday when she was joined by her husband and son, Charles, who accompanied her home.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 23, 1963

    
RICE, Margaret (Osborne)
1867-1963
Mrs. Margaret Rice, 96, resident of Wittensville, better known as “Aunt Maggie,” died in a local hospital Saturday morning, January 26, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late David and Mary Johnson Osborne, she was born in Tazewell County, Virginia, January 15, 1867, and had lived at Wittensville for the past fifty-three years.  She was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, George Rice, preceded her in death in 1933. Surviving are four sons, Winston and Donald Rice both of Wittensville; Theodore Rice, Jelico, Tenn.; McKinley Rice, Russell; three daughters, Miss Mary Esta Rice, Lexington; Mrs. Zora Mae Combs, Wittensville; Mrs. Ida S. Van Hoose, Nippa; a brother, David Osborne, Irving, Ill.  Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hart, Rev. John Redman, and Rev. Millard Van Hoose as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Wittensville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY January 30, 1963

    
ROBINSON, Jimmy
1963
JIMMY ROBINSON DIES IN FLORIDA OF HEART ATTACK Word has been received here that Jimmy Robinson of Portsmouth, Ohio, former resident of this city, died Sunday of a heart attack in Ft. Meyers, Florida, where he and Mrs. Robinson were on vacation. Mr. Robinson was a brother of Mrs. Roy Melvin of this city and the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Robinson. Funeral services and interment will be in Portsmouth, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9, 1963

    
ROBINSON, Lula
1878-1963
RITES CONDUCTED AT LICK FORK
Mrs. Lula Robinson, 84, resident of Lick Fork died in a local hospital at 11:30 pm, Thursday, January 24, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late R. E. and Virginia Badgett Robinson, she was born in this county February 1, 1878, and had lived at Lick Fork most of her life.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Earl D. Robinson, Lick Fork; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Robinson Spencer, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Branham, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Major Lantz, Portsmouth, Ohio.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 am, Sunday at the home with Rev. Moses Kitchen as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Lick Fork. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30, 1963

    
SAMMONS, Catherine (Honeycutt)
1875-1963
Mrs. Catherine Sammons, 87, died at her home on Frank Street at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Jan 11, after an extended illness.  The daughter of the late William and Mahala Walters Honeycutt, she was born in this county October 15, 1875. She had lived in this city for twelve years and formerly lived at Williamsport where she was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son, A. R. Sammons, Dayton,OH.; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Walters, Boons Camp; Angie Sammons of this city; Mrs. Nora Baldridge, Palm Beach, FL; Mrs. Mary Horne of this city; a sister, Mrs. Laura Music, of Auxier.  Also surviving is a granddaughter, Kathy Justice of this city.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Old Firendship United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams, Flem Arrowood, and Nim Sturgill officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, January 16, 1963.

    
SPEARS, Ann (Music)
1877-1963
Ann Spears of Boons Camp Dies Friday
Mrs. Ann Spears, 85, resident of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 3:10 a.m., Friday, January 18, following a two weeks’ illness. The daughter of the late Charlie and Martha Powers Music, she was born at Boons Camp March 3, 1877, and had lived there all of her life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ira Spears, Auxier; Enoca Spears, Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Miller, Bradshaw, W. Va.; Mrs. Clara Mollett, Boons Camp; a sister, Mrs. Allie Mann, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, at the Philadelphia Church of Christ, with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Johns Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 23, 1963

    
STAPLETON, Virgie
1911-1963
Miss Virgie Stapleton, 51, resident of Volga, died in a local hospital at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, January 17, after an illness of three days. The daughter of the late Sandy and Hattie Brown Stapleton, she was born October 18, 1911, at Volga and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Pearlie Hines, Hammonds, Wisconsin; six brothers, Noah, Dan, Ray, Mitchell, Tom and Rex Stapleton all of Volga. Funeral services were conducted at the Cannons Chapel Church at Volga with the Reverend John Redman as officiating minister. Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery at Volga. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDY JANUARY 23, 1963

    
THOMAS, Lou (Cantrell)
1878-1963
Funeral Services Thursday Morning For Mrs. Lou Thomas An eighty-four year old Flat Gap woman died Tuesday in a fire that destroyed her home.  She was Mrs. Lou Thomas, daughter of the late Henry and Frankie Salyer Cantrell. Mrs. Thomas, who lived along in a small home near the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ras Salyer, died in the blaze before help could reach her. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m., and it is not known how the fire was started. It was reported she had been visited by a relative shortly before, who left finding everything as usual. Mrs. Thomas was born September 15, 1878 in Johnson County where she had spent her entire life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, E.L. Thomas, died June 2, 1954, and a daughter, Verna Thomas died April 18, 1928. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30, at the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap.  Officiating will be Rev. Tommie Bailey and Rev. H.T. Hamilton. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY January 30, 1963

     
VANCE, Ella (Cottle)
1901-1963
Mrs. Ella Vance, Local Resident, Dies Thursday Mrs. Ella Vance, 61, resident of this city, died of a heart attack at 11:55 a.m., Thursday, January 17, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W. Va. The daughter of John and Mollie Gordon Cottle, she was born in Morgan County March 3, 1901, and had lived on Washington Avenue in this city for several years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, Lacy Vance, preceded her in death January 1960. Surviving are three sons, Millard and Palmer Vance both of this city; Hendricks Vance, Syracuse, N.Y.; five brothers, Charlie, Henry and Chess Cottle all of West Liberty; Dewey Cottle, Fairborn, Ohio; James Cottle, Chillicothe, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Cantrell and Sally Cottle both of West Liberty. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church with the pastor, Rev. Charles Sanders as the officiating minister. Pallbearers were Ollie Arnett, Robert May, Morris Conley, Paul Sheets, Raymond Wells and Wayne Douglas. Burial was in the Cottle Cemetery at West Liberty. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.23 1963

   
WILLIAMS, Dennis
1896-1963
Retired Miner, Dies January 2 Dennis Williams, 66, retired miner of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital at 9:18 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, after an illness of a year. The son of James Williams of Springfield, Ohio, and the late Serena Saylor Williams, he was born in this county, January 25, 1896, and had lived at Staffordsville for the past eighteen years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Lemaster Williams. Surviving besides his father are three sons, James Williams, Sitka; Tollie Williams, Staffordsville; Dennis Williams, Jr., Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Irma Williams, Lima, Ohio; Mabel Collie, Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Lindsey Williams, Staffordsville; Ollie Williams, Oil Springs; three sisters, Pearl Farson, Ashland; Esta Saylor, Urbana, Ohio; Ethel Jackson, Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m., at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-9-1963

   
YOUNG, Charlie
1891-1963
CHARLIE YOUNG, RETIRED MINER DIES JAN 30 Charlie Young, 71, retired miner of Lowmansville, died in a local hospital at 9:25 pm, Wednesday, January 30, after an illness of one week. The son of J. H. and Mary Frances Lyon Young, he was born at Lowmansville, February 13, 1891, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stella Young, whom he married at Lowmansville, November 5, 1908; a son, Russell Young, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Arlie Young, Adams, Ky; Sam Young, Lowmansville; five sisters Mrs. Charlie Burton, Urbana, Ohio; Mrs. J. S. Skaggs, Lowmansville; Mrs. Stanley Nicholas Miamisburg, Ohio; Mrs. Ed Holbrook, Garrett; Mrs. Joe Miller, Martin. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 am, Saturday at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church at Lowmansville with Brack Skaggs and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Young Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1963




FEBRUARY - 1963

 
ADAMS, Harry Sr.
1889-1963
Harry Adams, Sr., 74, Wabash, Indiana, died at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Wabash County Hospital after an illness of one day.  He was a former resident of West Van Lear. Mr. Adams was a retired coal miner and moved to Wabash about 10 years ago.  He was born in Carter County January 12, 1889, the son of Leander and Sarah Davis Adams. Survivors include his wife, Susie Adams, three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Oscar Salyer, Elmer Adams, Harry Adams, Jr., Sue Adams, and Mrs. Charles Price, all of Wabash, and Mrs. Clyde Collins of Dayton, Ohio, also 11 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. The body was taken to Eddingfield Mortuary where it remained until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. in the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Wabash by the Rev. Guy D. Mowery.  Burial was in the Memorial Lawns Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 13, 1963

   
AUXIER, George
1963
Native of County, Dies February 3 George B. Auxier, 78, of Allen, died February 3, following an illness of seven years.  He was a retired railroad section foreman and former Allen City Councilman. Mr. Auxier was a son of Joe and Lettie Spradlin Auxier of East Point and the husband of Nannie Baldridge Auxier, who survives.  He was a brother of the late Tobe Auxier and Harry Auxier of this county. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving besides his wife, are one brother, S. L. Auxier, Benton, Indiana, and a sister, Mrs. G. B. Hughes, St. Petersburg, Florida. Funeral rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday from the Allen Methodist Church.  Officiating were Rev. James Stratton, Bert Caldwell, Cohen Campbell and Issac Stratton. Burial was made in the Martin Baldridge cemetery in Floyd County near East Point. Auxier, George Wednesday February 13, 1963

     
AUXIER, Lula (King)
1963
MRS S.L. AUXIER DIES IN INDIANA FUNERAL RITES FEB. 22 FOR NATIVE OF CITY Mrs. Lula M. Auxier, 72, wife of Samuel L. Auxier, died February 20 in King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison, Indiana after a six-month’s illness. She was a native of Paintsville, the daughter of Samuel P. and Cynthia Fitzpatrick King.  She spent her early life in Johnson County, and was married to Mr. Auxier on December 24, 1908.  The family moved to Switzerland County from Jefferson County in 1940 where they bought a farm near Allensville, Indiana. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Paintsville. Surviving besides her husband are three children, Miss Evelyn Auxier of Neon, Ky., George Auxier of near East Enterprise, Ind., and Edward Auxier of Chicago, Ill., also the following brothers and sisters, Clarence King of Allen, Ky.,  Raymond King of Paintsville, Mrs. George Cunningham of Paintsville and Mrs. Carl Patrick of Westville, Ill. and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 22 from the Allensville Methodist Church. Burial was made in New Prospect Cemetery near Hanover, Indiana. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 1963

     
BLACKBURN, Ed
1878-1963
ED BLACKBURN DIES FRIDAY AT EAST POINT Ed Blackburn, 84, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter McKenzie at East Point, at 2:30 am, Friday, February 1, after an extended illness. The son of the late Edmond and Minerva Stephenson Blackburn, he was born in Floyd County, April 16, 1878, and had lived at East Point all of his life. His wife, Lena Robinson Blackburn, preceded him in death July 15, 1951. Surviving besides his daughter are four sons, Elbert Blackburn, Wabash, Ind; Elmond, Edgar and Tom Blackburn all of East Point; a brother Wayne Blackburn, Willow Run, Mich; two sisters, Nancy Bushyeager, Olive Hill; Sally Compton, Dock, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 am, Sunday at the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1963

   
BLAIR, Columbia (Webb)
1878-1963
Mrs. Columbia Blair, 85, resident of Sitka, better know as “Aunt Lumie” died in a local hospital, Wednesday, February 13, after an illness of three days. A daughter of the late James E. and Elizabeth Barton Webb, she was born in this county, February 7, 1878.  She had lived at Sitka for the past three years and prior to that time had been a resident of Lick Fork.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank H. Blair, preceded her in death in 1952.  Survivors include a son, E. J. Blair, Ashland, and a daughter, Mollie Webb, Sitka. Also surviving is a grandson, James Franklin Blair. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm, Saturday in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with S. C. Honeycutt and Adrian Davis as officiating ministers. Music was by the Sitka Singers.  Burial was in the family Cemetery at Lick Fork. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1963

    
BOWLING, J. Leonard
1884-1963
The Reverend J. Leonard Bowling, 78, a former resident of Van Lear, died February 17, in a hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio after a short illness.  He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage a few hours before his death.  He had been a minister of the Pilgrim Holiness Church for 51 years and was widely known in this area.  He was a retired miner and machinist.  He was born in Carter County, March 10, 1884, and was married in 1903 to Miss Martha Morris who preceded him in death.  Surviving are five sons, Vernon Bowling, Van Lear; Charles Bowling and Ernest Bowling, both of Oak Hill, Ohio, Glen Bowling, Washington, D.C., five daughters, Mrs. Hazel May, Van Lear; Mrs. Edith Music, Esco, W. Va., Mrs. Liza Woods, Oak Hill, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Schumake, Hillsboro, Ohio, Mrs. May Ankrin, Barberton, Ohio, 43 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Feb. 20, at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Oak Hill, Ohio with the Rev. M. D. Stiverson and the Rev. Claude Keys officiating.  Burial was made in the Oak Hill C. M. Cemetery.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb. 27, 1963

     
CAIN, Dorothy (Webb)
1898-1963
Former Resident of Paintsville Buried Tuesday Mrs. Dorothy Webb Cain, 64, wife of W. T. Cain, Jr. of Louisa, died at 10:45 pm, Saturday in a Louisa hospital after a brief illness.  Mrs. Cain, a former resident of Paintsville, was widely known in this area.  She with her husband operated the Sipp Theatre and the Cain Drive-In Theatre here. She was born, Dec. 10, 1898 in Webbville, a daughter of the late Levi J. and Fannie Belle Moore Webb.  She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church Wesleyan Service Guild, Louisa Woman’s Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frances Webb Cain of Cincinnati, O, one brother, E. J. Webb, Greenup, one grandchild and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday at the Young Funeral Home by the Rev.Charles Perry and the Rev. Jack Gold.  Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1963

    
COLLINS, Lora (Salyer)
1963
Mrs. Lora Collins,79, well known resident of Johnson County,died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19 at the home of her son, Virgil Collins in London, Ohio, following a brief illness.  She has been in ill health for the past three years. The daughter of Logue and Sukie Jane Williams Salyer, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ and was well known for her work with the church throughout Johnson and surrounding counties.  Survivors include besides her son; her husband Rev. John Collins; another son, Dallas Collins of Powell, Ohio; two brothers, Rollie Salyer, Tarlton, Ohio; Foster Salyer, Dry Creek; two sisters, Carrie Wireman, Dry Creek; Alice Callahan, Richwood, Ohio.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 22, at the Oil Springs Methodist Church with Cline Salyer, E.L. Cyrus and Chester Miller as officiating ministers.  Burial was in Camp Ground Cemetery near Oil Springs.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-6-63.

    
COLLINS, Sarah (Preston)
1864-1963
Aged Resident Dies Sunday At Thealka Mrs. Sarah Collins,98, died at her home at Thealka at 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, following an illness of four years.  The daughter of the late Gil and Selia Ward Preston, she was born at Concord March 9, 1864.  She had resided at Thealka for this past thirty-four years and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vincie Stanford, Thealka; a brother, Lidge Preston, River. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 10:00 a.m., today with Don Fraley as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-20-63

    
COMBS, Ben F.
1885-1963
Ben F. Combs, 77, resident of Wittensville, died in a local hospital at 12:05 p.m., Thursday February 22, after a brief illness.  The son of William and Armenta Witten Combs, he was born at Wittensville September 28, 1885, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and a retired merchant and former postmaster of Wittensville.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Rice Combs, whom he married in this city October 1913; four sons, Clyde Combs, Columbus, Ohio; Doris Combs, Detroit, Michigan; George Combs, Wittensville; Morris Combs, Dayton, Ohio; six daughters, Mrs. Hazel Witten and Mrs. Zora Conley both of Wittensville; Mrs. Pansy Witten and Mrs. Juanita Weaver both of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Bonnie Castle, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Joy Roach, Huntington, W. Va.  Also surviving are twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  A son, Wendell, died in World War II.  Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Wittensville at 2:00 p.m., Sunday with the Reverend Robert Hart as officiating minister. Pallbearers were Bill Van Hoose, Bob Van Hoose, Alois Rice, Edsel Rice, Willard Rice and Doug Van Hoose.  Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb 27, 1963

    
DANIEL, Curt
1898-1963
Retired miner, Dies Saturday Curt Daniel, 64, retired miner of Nippa, died suddenly of a heart attack in a local hospital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9.  The son of Anderson and Mollie Daniel, he was born May 18, 1898, in this county and had lived at Nippa most of his life. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and served as a deputy under Boone Trimble.  Survivors include his wife, Nuna Castle Daniel; four sons, Ora and Russell Daniel, Columbus, Ohio; Curtis Daniel, Plain City, OH; Billy Ray Daniel, Nippa; a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Fay Vanhooe, Nippa; three brothers, Bascom Daniel, Tutor Key; Earl and Theodore Daniel, Nippa; a sister, Callie Music, Nippa; Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 13, 1963

   
DENNISON, Justice
1933-1963
Justice Dennison, 29, died at 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, February  26, in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., of a gunshot wound suffered forty-five days earlier at Boons Camp.  The son of Maxie Daniel Dennison of Boons Camp and the late James Dennison, he was born at Boons Camp November 17, 1933.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was employed as a factory worker in Wabash, Indiana. Survivors include besides his mother, his wife, Mrs. Hellen Jean Mullins Dennison, whom he married December 26, 1959, in this city; a son, Ricky Lee and a daughter, Kathy Lynn, both at home.  Also surviving are the following brothers an sisters, Purvis, Leo, Arlo and R. W. Dennison all of Wabash, Ind.; James Dennison, Jr., Yoln, W. Va.; Luster Ramey, Logan, W. Va.; Luther Ramey, Yolyn, W. Va.; Vineda Collins, Louise Wells both of Van Lear; Ernestine Spears, Wabash, Ind.; Mayflower Crum, Yvonne Mollett and Vivian Mollett all of Boons Camp.  Funeral service were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Upper Greasy Schoolhouse with Ellis Hamilton and Leonard Webb as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 6, 1963

    
FRISBY, Green
1889-1963
Green Frisby, 73, died suddenly at his home at Malone at about 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.  Born June 17, 1889, he was the son of the late John Lee  Frisby and Alice Lykins Frisby.  He was a member of the Church of God. Mr. Frisby lived alone.  His wife, Rissie Ann Benton, preceded him in death.  His body was found in a chair in his home where he had been writing a letter  to a daughter, Geneva Whitley in Ohio, and his still grasped the pencil in  his hand. He is survived by the following children:  Geneva Whitley, Reading, Ohio;  Decature Frisby, Cincinnati; Woodrow Frisby, Paintsville; Eugene Frisby,  Mansfield, Ohio; Denzil Frisby, Columbus, Ohio; J. C. Frisby, Lawndale,  Calif.; Eula McKenzie, Sandusky, Ohio; Pearl Spencer, West Liberty. Funeral was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cannel City Church of God by  Revs. Thos. Richardson and J. W. Benton.  Burial was in  Morris Cemetery.  Potter Funeral Home made arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 1963

   
GROSS, Mattison
1873-1963
Mattison Gross of White House Dies February 19 Mattison Gross, 89, resident of White House, died in a local hospital at 3:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, after an illness of three weeks. A son of the late Solomon and Sallie Lamb Gross, he was born in Pike County March 4, 1873, and had lived at White House for the past thirty years.  He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nan Meade Gross, whom he married February 17, 1903, in Floyd County.  Other survivors include two sons, Beecher Gross, White House; Avil Gross, Koperstown, W. Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Maude Schaffer, Hellen Meade and Pearl Gross all of Columbus, Ohio; Ruth Gross, White House; two sisters, Mary McKiney and Leona Brewer both of Pikeville.  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 20, at the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with J.H. Short as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday February 27, 1963

   
HAYES, Charley
1878-1963
Charley Hayes Of Flat Gap Dies Feb. 13 Charley Hayes, 84, retired farmer of Flat Gap, died, Wednesday, February 13, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel Lyons, Greenup. The son of the late Arch and Lou Preston Hayes, he was born in Lawrence County, May 21, 1878.  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Missouri Hayes, preceded him in death January 14, 1962. Surviving besides his daughter are two sons, Odis and Aubrey Hayes both of Flat Gap; two other daughters, Mrs. Thelma Wright, Red Bush; Mrs. Imogene Sparks, Unionville Center, Ohio; a brother George B. Hayes, Catlettsburg; four sisters, Mrs. Byron VanHoose, and Mrs. Nannie Griffith both of this city; Mrs. Emma Dixon and Mrs. Effie Ward both of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at the home at Flat Gap, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday with H.T. Hamilton and Hood Wallin as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-20-1963

   
KING, Floyd
1894-1963
Heart Attack Fatal Thursday To Floyd King Floyd King, 69, resident of Volga, died of a heart attack at his home at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14. The son of Thomas and Nancy Osburne King, he was born March 12, 1894, at Volga and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a farmer and a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia King, whom he married October 21, 1921, at Wilbur, seven sons, Floyd, Howard, Mac Arthur, and Carl King all of Volka; Charles King, Barnetts Creek;  William King, Sitka;  Henry King, Lowmansville; five daughters, Mrs. Clara Cantrell, Sitka; Dora Mae King, Volga;  Mrs. Emma Lemaster, Newark, New Jersey;  Mrs. Rosa Davis, Staffordsville;  Mrs. Vina Faye Chandler, Lowmansville.  Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the home with Lonza Reed as officiating minister. Paintsville Herald Wedsnesday 2-20-1963

   
MANN, S. L.
1889-1963
S. L. Mann, 73, dies February 24 S. L. Mann, 73, Salyersville, a retired teacher, died in a West Liberty hospital after an extended illness. Funeral Services were held Wednesday at the Salyersville Baptist Church.  Burial was in Gardner Cemetery there. Mr. Mann was born Oct. 12, 1889, in Breathitt County, a son of the late Sam Henry and Minerva Howard Mann.  He was a member of the Salyersville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beth Arnett Mann; six sons, Howard Mann, Ashland; E. L. Mann of Corning, Ark.; Arnett and Marcus Mann of Salyersville; Benjamin Mann of Frankfort and Paul Mann of Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Sewel of Middleton, Ohio, Mrs. Doyle Taylor of New York, Mrs. Mary Picklesimer of Salyersville and Mrs. C. D. Patrick of Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Susie Ferguson of Tampa, Fla., and 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 6, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Belva Ann (Murray)
1901-1963
Rites Sunday At Sitka Mrs. Belva Ann McKenzie, 61, resident of Sitka, died in a local hospital at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, after an illness of six months. She had been a lifelong resident of Sitka where she was born June 29, 1901, the daughter of Jonathon and Sarah Jane Johnson Murray.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Glen McKenzie, preceded her in death July 1944. Survivors include three sons, Cosley Crislip, Cassidy J. Crislip, and Kenneth Sparks all of Sitka; six daughters, Mrs. W. E. Mays, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Carl Hamilton, Wayne, Michigan; Mrs. William Caldwell, Belleville, Michigan; Mrs. Estill Adkins, Bainbridge, Ohio; Mrs. Earl Wilder, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Mrs. Robert Ratliff of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Narisus Welch, Ashland; Mrs. Ora Church, Thealka. Also surviving are twenty-five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the home with Ellis Hamilton and Don Fraley as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 20, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Josephine (Litteral)
1900-1963
Mrs. Josephine McKenzie, 63, resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 2:30 a.m., Saturday, February 16, after an illness of several months. The daughter of Lester and Maggie Litteral, she was born in this county February 2, 1900, and had lived at Meally for the past fifteen years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, W.M. McKenzie, preceded her in death January 1961. Surviving are two sons, Edward McKenzie, Tutor Key; Ernest Ray McKenzie, Belleville, Michigan; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie Meade, Thealka; Mrs. Sue Horn, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Alice Jeane Stevens, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Mrs. Carol Cole, Meally; two brothers, Harry Litteral, McDowell; Harvey Litteral, Franklin Furnace, Ohio.  Also (part of obit is missing here). ed at 1:00 p.m., Monday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle, Don Fraley, and Hershell Short as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Rice Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 20, 1963

    
MEADE, Martha (Williams)
1896-1963
Mrs. Martha Meade, 66, died Sunday evening, February 3, at her home at Staffordsville after an illness of several years.  The daughter of William J. and Elizabeth McKenzie Williams, she was born in this county April 9, 1896, and had lived at Staffordsville most of her life.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  She was married April 15, 1915 to George C. Meade, who survives.  Other survivors include two sons, Edgar and Winford Meade, both of Fairborn, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Hubert Blanton, Wheelersburg; Mrs. Burl Cantrell, Oil Springs; Mrs. Clyde Vaughan, Mrs. Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Mrs. Oakley Blanton all of Staffordsville; three brothers, John Williams, Minford, Ohio; Willie Williams, Lucasville, Ohio; Allen Williams, Wheelersburg, Ohio; a half brother, Miltie Lemaster, Casstown, Ohio.  Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery at Staffordsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 6, 1963

   
MEEK, Herman
1910-1963
Herman Meek Dies Feb. 25 at Thealka Herman Meek, 52, former resident of Lancaster, Ohio, died Monday, February 25, at the home of his brother, Thurman Meek, after an extended illness. The son of Davis Meek of Marion, Ohio, and the late Maude Seagraves Meek, he was born at White House November 11, 1910.  He was a painter by occupation. Other survivors include a son, Jerry Gordon Meek of this city; two other brothers, Earl Meek, Ashland; Roma Meek, Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Gambill, Lancaster, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel Ward, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mrs. Deloris Sparks, Marion, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert Hart as officiating minister. Pall bearers were Johnnie Castle, Earl Meek, Jr., W. R. Meade, Jr., Carl Thomas Sparks, Cecil Daniel and Dock Nichols. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 6, 1963


PELPHREY, Milt
1891-1963
Milt Pelphrey, 71, died suddenly at his home at West Van Lear at 12:45 p.m., Sunday, February 24. The son of the late James Milton and Manda Conley Pelphrey he was born April 21, 1891, in this county and had lived at West Van Lear for the past forty-two years.  A World War I veteran, he was a retired C&O Railway engineer and a member of the East Point Lodge 657 F&AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hettie Ina McFarland Pephrey; a stepson, Virgil Porter of this city; two brothers, John Pelphrey, West Van Lear; Dan Pelphrey, Nellis, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister. Pallbearers were Brooksie Webb, J. Milo Preston, Ezra Robinson, Everette Boothe, Robert Fraley, Frank Spears, Herbert Deskins and John G. Sammons. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY February 27, 1963

   
PRESTON, Kenneth Page
1906-1963
Kenneth Preston Dies Friday Of Heart Attack Kenneth Page Preston, 56, well known resident of this city better known to his many friends as “Tutor”, died suddenly of a heart attack at 7:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, at his home at 322 Third Street. He had been a lifelong resident of this city where he was born July 31, 1906, the son of the late C. W. and Flossie Brown Preston, widely known residents of this area.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church having joined the church at the age of seventeen.  For many years he was formerly employed by the State Highway Department as a sign painter.  He was married August 17, 1936, to the former Shirley Lee Ward, who survives.  Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Anna Virginia Boggs, Pedro, Ohio, and a nephew, John Curtis Boggs, South Point, Ohio.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend C. C. Hall as officiating minister.  Pallbearers were Guy B. Meade, Arthur Harmon, Frank D. Cooper, Burl Ward, William C. Martin, James Wright, Fred Harmon, Eugene Ward.  Burial was in the Brown Cemetery in this city.  Paintsville Herald February 13, 1963

   
RICE, Louie E.
1932-1963
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 THURSDAY February 14, 1963

    
RIFFE, Oliver Austin
1888-1963
Oliver Austin Riffe, 74, retired miner of Hager Hill, died at 9:30 a.m., Friday, February 8, in a local hospital after an extended illness.  The son of the late John B. and Loudenna Wison Riffe, he was born in Carter County March 21, 1888, and had lived at Van Lear and Hager Hill for the past forty years.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church.  His lodge affiliations included in Van Lear Lodge 885 F. & A. M.; Paintsville Chapter 131 R. A. M.; Paintsville council R. & S. M. 98; El Hasa Shrine, Ashland; 32nd Degree Mason.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tillie Elkins Riffe, whom he married January 29, 1910, in Yatesville; six daughters, Mrs. Homer Shearer, Mrs. Charles Patrick, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. T. C. Wallace, Ashland; Mrs. Fred Harmon, Paintsville; Mrs. Joe Minton, Jr., Tampa, Florida; Mrs. Joe Castle, Jr., Pikeville; a brother, Heber Riffe, Louisa.  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the First Methodist Church in this City with the pastor, Reverend Robert Hart as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Short Cemetery at Louisa. Graveside rites were conducted by Van Lear Lodge 885 F. & A. M.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 13, 1963

    
ROBERTS, Marvin Leslie
1927-1963
Marvin Leslie Roberts, 35, well-known Paintsville man, died at his home at 1:00 pm, February 26.  A victim of gunshot wounds, his body was found by neighbors, who had entered the home to invite him to lunch. He was a painter and decorator by occupation. Born August 27, 1927, he was a son of Marvin and Ethel Caudill Roberts of this city. He was married to the former Mary Margaret Preston who survives.  Also surviving is a daughter, Joan, at home and one brother, Ed Roberts, Memphis, Tenn. and a sister Mrs. Christine Humphrey of Birmingham, Ala. The victim’s wife is an employee of the Paintsville City Schools. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 1963

   
STAFFORD, Earl
1963
Earl Stafford of 2441 Lincoln Avenue, Ashland, former resident of this city, died at 2:30 a.m., Monday in a Tampa, Fla., hospital after a brief illness.  He and his wife, the former Floreila Koehler, were vacationing there with a son, Jessie Stafford.  Mr. Stafford, a native of Johnson County, was a son of the late Harry G. and Fane Webb Stafford.  He had lived in Ashland for twenty-five years.  He was a member of the First Christian Church and Clarence Fields Post 76, American Legion. He was a bookkeeper for Gene Jackson Service Center and also did general bookkeeping.  Mr. Stafford served in World War I.  Surviving are two other sons, Morris Stafford of Ashland, and George Stafford of Greenfield, Ohio; one half brother, Gordon Stafford of Parkersburg, W. Va.; two half sisters, Mrs. Barbara Webb of West Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Dorothy Reed of Charlotte, N. C.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 20, 1963

   
VANHOOSE, Bernice (Byrd)
1903-1963
Mrs. Bernice Van Hoose 59, resident of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 9:52 a.m., Monday, February from the effects of a stroke.  She had been ill for the past three years. A daughter of Ballard and Alice Barker Byrd, she was born April 2, 1903, at Cannel City and had lived at Thealka for forty-five years.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Burns Van Hoose, a son, Burns Van Hoose, Jr., Philadelphia, Penn; a daughter, Mrs. Alta Lee Preston, Thealka; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Roop, Estill; Mrs. Madeline Woodal, Georgetown; Mrs. Gladys Daniel, Ashland.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 10:0 a.m., today at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston as officiating minister. Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery at Nippa. Note: According to the Kentucky Death Index, Bernice VanHoose died on Feb. 11, 1963 Paintsville Herald Wednesday  February 13, 1963

   
VANHOOSE, Mart
1887-1963
Mart Van Hoose, 76, retired miner of Tutor Key, died at his home at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, following a two weeks' illness. The son of the late Jessie and Jane Wiley Van Hoose, he was born April 29, 1887, at Tutor Key and had been a lifelong resident of that community. His wife, Mrs. Selina Ward Van Hoose, whom he married March 23, 1908, at River survives. Other survivors include two sons, Dallas Van Hoose of this city; S. J. Van Hoose, Beloit, Wisconsin; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Castle and Mrs. Florida Lyons both of Tutor Key; Mrs. Proctor Van Hoose of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Garfield Scarberry, Nippa; Mrs. Carrie Castle, Tutor Key.  Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Toms Creek United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks, Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Darwin Fairchild, James Ora Van Hoose, Richard Thomas Castle, Gary Van Hoose, Harry Thomas Van Hoose and Lacey Puckett. Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 27, 1963

   
VANHOOSE, Ora (Bland)
1892-1963
Local Resident, Dies Sunday Mrs. Ora Van Hoose, 70, resident of this city, died at her home at 7:55 p.m., Sunday, February 24, after an illness of five years. The daughter of John and Mary Lemaster Bland, she was born in this county September 7, 1892, and had lived here all of her life.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Manuel Van Hoose; six sons, Vencil, Lester, Morris, Alvin, Lee Thomas and Roy Van Hoose all of this city; four daughters, Gladys Ward and Anna Belle Harper both of Mansfield, Ohio; Opal Montgomery and Marie Fairchild of this city; two brothers, Walter Bland, Evansville, Ind.; Oscar Bland, Russell; a sister, Clara Snoody, Flatwoods. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today at the home.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 27, 1963

   
WARD, J. E.
1887-1963
Reverend J. E. Ward, 75, resident of this city, died at 3:15 a.m., Thursday, February 21, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Corda Pack, Staffordsville, following a short illness. The son of the late E. Manual and Cynthia Pack Ward, he was born in Martin County September 1, 1887, and had lived in this city for the past twenty-six years.  He was a retired miner and carpenter and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Surviving besides his daughter are his wife, Mrs. Cordie Bridgeman Ward; five sons, Elzie Ward, Lenore, W. Va.; Burl Ward, Charlestown, Ind.; Frank Ward, Randle, Washington; Manuel Ward, Wabash, Ind.; Estill Ward, Lagro, Ind.; two other daughters, Daisy Daniel, Wasbash, Ind.; Nellie Mae Smith, Randle, Washington; a brother, Rasom Ward, Meally; a sister, Tishie Hall, Homer, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyers and John Marshall as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 27, 1963

    
WOOD, Jeremiah P.
1898-1963
Jeremiah P. Wood, 64, died at his home in Bridgeford at 7:45 p.m., Friday, February 8, after an illness of two years. The son of Joseph William and Ida Alice McGuire Wood, he was born in Virginia, October 4, 1898, and had lived in this city for the past twenty years.  A former car inspector, he was a retired employee of the C&O Railway Company. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vina Castle Wood; three sons, Henry Wood, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Dewey Wood, Indianapolis, Indiana; Lewis Wood, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Reynolds, Opa Locka, Florida; a brother, Arthur H. Wood, Roanoke, Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Johnson, Paintsville; Mrs. Maymie Trumps, Mrs. Mary Marston, and Mrs. Leslie Williams, all of Rogers, Va.; Mrs. Ruby Duncan, Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, with F. S. Van Hoose, Scott Castle and Redford Meadows as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 13, 1963




MARCH - 1963

ADKINS, Calvin "Bud"
1895-1963
Calvin (Bud) Adkins, 68, resident of Van Lear, died at his home at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, after an illness of three months. The son of George and Hardie Music Adkins, he was born at Van Lear February 3, 1895, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Chruch. Survivors include a son, George Adkins, Circleville, Ohio; two daughters, Ruby Coppock and Stella Boga both of Chillicothe, Ohio; two brothers, Kent Adkins, Van Lear; Wallace Adkins, Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Virgie Delong, Van Lear, Emma Hayden, Meally.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the home of Kent Adkins with Cline Salyers as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 13, 1963

    
BALDWIN, Dona Gaye
1947-1963
Rites Thursday For 15-Year-Old Dona G. Baldwin;  Dona Gaye Baldwin, 15, daughter of Alex and Verna Estep Baldwin of South Vienna, Ohio, died March 4 in Springfield City Hospital after an illness of one week. She was born in this county April 4, 1947, and had lived in South Vienna for the past six years. Surviving besides her parents are five brothers, Euel, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Charles, Enon, Ohio; Edwin and Carol both of Springfield, Ohio; Glen, South Vienna, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Arnold Ratliff, Enon, Ohio; Mrs. Robert Picklesimer, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church with Wee Caudill, Lonza Reed and Frank Arms as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 13, 1963

    
BAXTER, M. I.
1963
Heart Attack Proves Fatal to Local Man Monday Night; M.I. Baxter, an employee of the Jenkins Motor Company of this city, died suddenly Monday night at his home on Preston Street from the effects of a heart attack. Mr. Baxter came to Paintsville a year ago from Lexington and had been employed by the local firm since that time. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Paul and Porter, also three daughters, Miss Elizabeth, Miss Shirley and Mrs. George Herman Fitzpatrick of Miami, Florida. The remains were taken to Lexington, the old home of the family, Tuesday afternoon for burial. Funeral services were held in that city Wednesday or Thursday, pending the arrival of Mrs. Fitzpatrick from Florida. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 20, 1963

    
BAYES, James M.
1883-1963
James M. Bayes, 80, former resident of Johnson County, died Monday, March 4, 1963 in the Pee Wee Valley Hospital, Pee Wee Valley, Kentucky, after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Bayes was born at Jennies Creek on February 22, 1883, to James B. and Amanda Rice Bayes, both members of pioneer families of Johnson County.  He attended the county schools, Richmond Normal School, Richmond, Ky., and the School of Commerce, University of Ky.  He was a teacher and school examiner in Johnson County schools for eighteen years. For some years he worked in the auditing offices of the Northeast Coal Company and the Consolidated Coal Company.  He was postmaster at Auxier where he and his wife operated a store.  They were in business in Paintsville prior to his managing markets and stores for Consolidation in Van Lear and Dunham. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., March 6 at the Willhite Funeral Home, Middletown, Kentucky, with Reverend Leslie Chapman of the Middletown Methodist Church in charge; interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Lemaster, Clay Watkins, Earl Tredway, and Jerry Hawes. Survivors include his son, Guy M. Bayes, Falls Church, Va., one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Crider, Middletown, Ky.; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, twin uncles, Wilson and Grant Rice, and an aunt, Mrs. Minnie Dixon. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 20, 1963

    
BAYES, Mantford
1963
FORMER TEACHER, MERCHANT, DIES J. Mantford Bayes, 79, a former teacher in the Johnson County Schools, died Monday, March 4, in Middletown, Kentucky where he has resided for the past several years. He had been ill one month. A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pete Bayes of Barnett’s Creek.  He was a merchant at Auxier, Kentucky for several years. Mr. Bayes was married to the late Faye Leslie prominent teacher of this county. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Marvin Crider, Middletown, KY, Guy Bayes, an attorney of Washington, D. C., six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren children. Funeral services were conducted March 6, and burial was made in a Lexington cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 1963

    
BURGESS, Levisa (Lyon)
1873-1963
Mrs. Levisa Skaggs Burgess, 89, resident of Martha, died in a local hospital at 1:50 p.m., Friday, March 15, after an illness of two years.  The daughter of the late John and Margaret Lester Lyon, she was born at Barn Rock December 3, 1873, and had lived at Martha for the past twenty-five years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She was married twice, her first husband, Edford H. Skaggs, preceded her in death April 1940, and her second husband, William Burgess, died 1950.  Survivors include a son, Martin Earl Skaggs, Martha; a daughter, Margaret Sparks, Winchester; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Marie Adams, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Bill Wellman, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Wellman, Russell; Mrs. Ida Mae Hughes, Florida.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Lower Keaton Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Henry Tivs Hamilton and Roba Ferguson as officiating ministers.  Pallbearers were Donald Skaggs, Crosby Sparks, John L. Lester, Bradley Bentley, Elmo Lester, Lloyd Hamilton, Rudolph Skaggs, and Raymond Wright.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  March 20, 1963

    
BUTCHER, Elizabeth (Meade)
1884-1963
Rites Sunday for Mrs. Elizabeth Butcher;   Mrs. Elizabeth Butcher, 78, resident of Thealka and wife of George W. Butcher, well- known retired teacher of the county, died in a local hospital at 6:05 p.m., Thursday, March 21, after an illness of several months. The daughter of the late H.P. and Zina Davis Meade, she was born at Boons Camp August 12, 1884.  She had lived at Thealka for the past seven years.  She was married to Mr. Butcher January 14, 1904, at Williamsport. Survivors include beside her husband, two sons, Clarence Butcher, Florence, Ky.; Frank Butcher, United States Air Force; two daughters, Mrs. A.E. Pope, Ft. Knox; Mrs. Dorsel Sparks, Thealka; a brother, Dr. J.D. Meade, Elkhorn City; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Best, Williamsport; Mrs. Chester Riley, Huntington, W. Va.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home Sunday at 2:00 p.m., with Revs. Robert Hart, Jr. and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Active pallbearers were Harold and Ray T. Preston, Homer Wells, H.C. Dutton, Ivan Butcher, Ken Meade and Clifford Burton.  Honorary pallbearers were Luther Wright, G.L. Ramey, Dow Stapleton, Orville Hamilton, Russell Boyd, Walter Pack, Walter Meek, D.J. Gambill and Clarence Meek. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offitt. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 27, 1963

    
CAIN, Fannie (Adams)
1920-1963
FANNIE CAIN, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN OHIO Mrs. Fannie Cain, 42, died Sunday, March 10 in a Columbus, Ohio hospital after an illness of one month. She was the daughter of Fred Adams of this city and the late Fannie Adams.  Born June 10, 1920 in Floyd County, she had lived in Columbus for the past fourteen years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Alice Carroll Besser of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30am, today at the Third Street Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Gardner Cemetery at Salyersville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 1963

    
CARPENTER, Sanford
1900-1963
Sanford Carpenter, 62, resident of Leander, died in a local hospital at 1:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, after an illness of one week. The son of Leander and Josephine Conley Carpenter, he was born in this county, April 30, 1900, and had been a lifelong resident of the Leander community where he was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Collins Carpenter; three sons, Robert Carpenter, Dayton, Ohio; Kenneth Carpenter, U.S. Army; James Lacy Carpenter, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Waugh, Ashland; Mrs. Emmalene Selvage, Denver; three brothers, John Carpenter, Claypool, Ind; Jim and Charlie Carpenter, both of Leander; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Williams, Leander; Mrs. Bess Caudill, Ashland; Mrs. Pearl Howard, Claypool, Ind. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-27-1963

    
CASSADY, Mary Bell (Cornett)
1885-1963
Funeral Services Held Saturday Mrs. Mary Bell Cassady, 77, mother of Earl Cassady of Inez, died March 12 at her home in Inez. A native of Lawrence County, Mrs. Cassady was born Aug. 28, 1885, a daughter of the late William and Arminta Delong Cornett.  Her husband, Garfield Cassady, died in 1940. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pearl McCoy of Inez; three sons, Ellis Cassady of Knoxville, Tenn., David Cassady of Chillicothe, Ohio and Earl Cassidy; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Branham, Louisa; Mrs. Nancy Lane, Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Mrs. Delia Goble, Waverly, Ohio; three brothers, Burl Cornett of Inez, Woolridge Cornett of California and Albert Cornett of Beaver, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Lynn Bark School on Cold Water Creek by the Rev. Martin Preece. Burial was in the Cornett Cemetery at Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 20, 1963

    
COLDIRON, John F.
1878-1963
John F Coldiron, 84, a native of Johnson County, and a practicing attorney for 60 years died Friday at his home at Greenup Co, KY.  He had been ill one day. Mr. Coldiron was born December 4, 1878 in this country, a son of the late Radford and Louise Meade Coldiron.  He was a teacher in Boyd and Greenup County schools for 10 years prior to earning his degree in law. He served two terms as commonwealth attorney in Boyd, Lewis and Greenup Counties. He also served as a special assistant to the attorney general of the United States and was appointed to the post under President Herbert Hoover. His wife, Virginia Coldiron, died in 1951. Surviving are two daughters, three sons, two sisters and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar 6, 1963

    
CUNNINGHAM, William E.
1904-1963
William E. (Bill) Cunningham, 58, resident of King Addition, died in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., at 12:08 Friday, March 23, after an illness of a year. The son of George and Angie Porter Cunningham, he was born at Van Lear November 28, 1904, and had lived in King Addition for the past several years.  He was a retired mechanic and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbs Cunningham, survives.  They were married at Tutor Key November 17, 1927.  Also surviving is a brother, George Cunningham of King Addition. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Sunday at the United Baptist Church in this city with Cully Sparks, Foster Rigsby and C. C. Hall as officiating ministers. Active pallbearers were Phene Auxier, Leon Preston, Estill Franklin, Kenoa Conley, Bruce Davis and Mack Damron.  Honorary pallbearers were Ross Lyon, Raymond King, Marvin Keaton, Clarence Pack and Paul Arrowood. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 27, 1963

    
DANIEL, Altah (Price)
1879-1963
Local Resident Dies Monday Mrs. Altha Ward Daniel, 83, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, after an extended illness.  The daughter of the late Harlan and Lavisa Daniel Price, she was born in this county Oct 12, 1879, and had lived in the county all her life.  She had resided in this city for the past eight years. Her first marriage was to Land Ward and her second marriage to Tom Daniel.  Both preceded her in death.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elma Childers of this city; a grandson, Johnnie Childers, Pikeville; and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. today at Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Cullie Sparks and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 3, 1963

    
DANIELS, Frank
1872-1963
Frank Daniels, 90, lifelong resident of Nippa, died of a heart attack at his home at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, following a week’s illness. Born October 22, 1872, the son of the late Jim and Becky Hall Daniels, he was a retired farmer, miner and fire warden. His wife, Mrs. Mahala Scarberry Daniels, preceded him in death June 1938.  Survivors include a son, Wilbur Daniels, Nippa; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Music, Mrs. Angie Preston and Mrs. Reathel Richmond, all of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Myrtle Spradlin, Nippa.  Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church, with Millard Van Hoose, Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sycamore. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 2-3-20-1963 FRANK DANIELS, NIPPA RESIDENT, THURSDAY Frank Daniels, 90, lifelong resident of Nippa, died of a heart attack at his home at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, following a week’s illness. Born October 22, 1872, the son of the late Jim and Becky Hall Daniels, he was a retired farmer, miner and fire warden. His wife, Mrs. Mahala Scarberry Daniels, whom he married June 1938, survives.  Other survivors include a son, Wilbur Daniels, Nippa; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Music, Mrs. Angie Preston and Mrs. Reathel Richmond, all of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Myrtle Spradlin, Nippa.  Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church, with Millard Van Hoose, Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sycamore. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 1963

      
FAIRCHILD, Laura (Conley)
1897-1963
Mrs. Laura Fairchild, 66, resident of Lowmansville, died in a Huntington hospital at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, following a three weeks’ illness. The daughter of the late Sherman and Nannie Price Conley, she was born in this county January 4, 1897 and had lived in the county all of her life.  She was a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Walter Fairchild; a son, Elmer Fairchild, New Lexington, Ohio, a brother, Everett Conley, East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 27, 1963

    
FAIRCHILD, Paris H.
1894-1963
Paris H. Fairchild, 68, retired postmaster of Leander, died in a local hospital Saturday morning, March 23. A lifelong resident of Leander, he was born November 1, 1894, the son of David and Martha Alice Trimble Fairchild.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Blair Fairchild; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Brown, Leander; Mrs. Guy Blair, Troy, Ohio; three brothers, Newt Fairchild, Orient, Ohio; John T. Fairchild, Penley, Ohio; Jim Fairchild, Peyton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday at the Beechwall United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, Vencil Pelphrey, Francis Blair, and Millard O’Bryan as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 27, 1963

   
GRIFFITH, Plina (Jaynes)
1901-1963
Plina Griffith Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack Mrs. Plina Jaynes Griffith, 62, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, the victim of a sudden heart attack.  The fatal seizure occurred as Mrs. Griffith was walking near the Sipp Theatre on Main Street. The daughter of the late John and Cora Blanton Jaynes, she was born in this county April 19, 1901.  She resided at West Third Street and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Chester Griffith; a son, Wayne Griffith of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Williams of this city; two brothers, Frank and Jesse Jaynes, Staffordsville; four sisters, Mrs. Everett Blanton and Mrs. Paris Blevins both of Staffordsville; Mrs. Amos Blanton, Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Grant Caudill, Cable, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with J.W. Smith, Claude Preston, Scott Castle, and Bruce Daniel. Music was by the Staffordsville Singers.  Burial was in the Jaynes Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY April 3, 1963 Mrs. Plina Jaynes Griffith, 62, wife of Chester Griffith of this city, died Wednesday, March 27, at the New Hospital following a heart attack, which occurred on Main Street, a few minutes earlier.  She had been in ill health for sometime, but had continued with her usual activities, and her, unexpected death shocked and saddened the people of the city and county. Born at Mine Fork, Ky., April 19, 1900 a daughter of the late Johnny and Cora Jaynes, she was a member of a well-known Johnson County family and had lived most of her life in Paintsville. She was married to Chester Griffith, February 7, 1920, at Paintsville.  She had been a member of the United Baptist Church at State Road Fork for thirty-one years. Not only was her death a loss to her family, but to her neighbors and acquaintances who lost a friend.  The many friends who cared and the flora offerings were eloquent tributes to a loved on, who beauty of spirit was reflected in the quiet radiance of her personality and her friendships. Survivors include besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Bert Williams, Paintsville; one son, Wayne Griffith, Paintsville; four sisters, Mrs. Amos Blanton, Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Everett Blanton, Staffordsville; Mrs. Grand Caudill, Cable Ohio; Mrs. Paris Blevins, Paintsville; two brothers, Jessie Jaynes, Turner Branch; Frank Jaynes, Staffordsville.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Active pall bears were Kenneth O’Bryan, Jack Jaynes, Paul Raymond Tackett, Andy Adams, John Sawyer, and Ford Blevins. Burial was in the Jaynes Cemetery at Big Mud Lick under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 1963

      
HALL, Dola
1894-1963
Dola Hall, 68, retired miner of Stambaugh, died in a local hospital at 1:15 a.m., Sunday, March 3, after an illness of four months. The son of the late Grant and Alice Baldridge Hall, he was born in this county, May 24, 1894, and had lived in the county all of his life.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Stambaugh Hall; two daughters, June and Janet Batey, Ypsilanti, Michigan; a step daughter, Sara Stewart, Stambaugh; a sister, Mrs. Alice Music, East Point; four half brothers, Donaly and Gaylan Hall, both of Van Lear; Barney Hall, Arizona; Johnnie Hall, Lexington. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the Stambaugh Church of Christ with C.M. Blankenship and Cecil Sherman as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Chandler-Pack Cemetery at Chandlerville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-16-1963

   
HALL, James H.
1890-1963
James H. Hall, 72, retired mine foreman of Lancer, died in a local hospital Friday, March 22, after an extended illness. The son of the late A. J. and Sarah Elizabeth Ramey Hall, he was born in this county July 17, 1890.  He had lived at Lancer for the past seven years and prior to that time had lived at David for ten years and at Van Lear for several years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Annie Phelps Hall, whom he married June 26, 1909, at Van Lear survives. Other survivors include two sons, Howard Hall, Madison, W. Va.; James Edward Hall, Warsaw, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hardin, Large, Pa.; Mrs. Vivian Fraley, Elkhorn City; Mrs. Ruth Burke, Frankfort; Mrs. Eloise Fradey, Hindman; a brother, Curtis Hall, Thelma; a half brother, John Hall, West Van Lear; a half sister, Mrs. Laura Sammons, West Van Lear.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in Ivel- Davidson Memorial Garden. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 20, 1963

    
JAMESON, Alice (Roberts) (Kirtley)
1874-1963
 Mrs. Alice Kirtley Jameson, 89, died at 9:15 am, Saturday, March 23, at the home of a son, Karl K. Kirtley, Van Lear, after an illness of three months.  She was the mother of Gordon Kirtley of this city. The daughter of the late Jones and Matilda Rousey Roberts, she was born April 3, 1874, in Lincoln County, W. VA..., and had lived at Van Lear for the past two years. She was the first married to Sim Kirtley who preceded her in death in 1911 and was later married to Dan Jameson who died in 1933. Also surviving is another son, Charlie Kirtley of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 10: 30 am, Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane, W. Va. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY MARCH 27, 1963

    
LAFFERTY, Otis
1963
Three are dead and two injured in a truck-car collision that occurred about 11:20 Saturday morning on the new U. S. 28 south of Paintsville. Dead are Otis Lafferty, 42 of the Daniels Creek section of the county and Mrs. Ruby L. Kirk, 28, and her mother Mrs. Ninn Phipps, 75 of Prestonsburg. Injured were Charles Kirk., Jr., husband of Ruby Kirk, and their nine-year-old son, James. The accident took place when Lafferty, fleeing from Johnson County Sheriff's deputies crashed his half-ton, 1954 Chevrolet pick-up truck head on with the oncoming car in which the other four were passengers. The Kirk automobile, a 1958 Ford was traveling in the direction of Paintsville and the collision occurred on the top of Tan Vat Hill where the highway converges from a three lane into a two lane thoroughfare. No road marker indicates the change to a two lane road at this point. Mrs. Phipps and Lafferty were killed outright, and Mrs. Kirk died at 3:15 p.m., a few hours following the accident. She w as a patient in the New Hospital in Stafford Addition. The Kirk family were former residents of East Point and were well known in the vicinity. Both Kirk and the son were removed to Ashland Monday where Kirk was admitted to King's Daughters' Hospital. James was able to go to the home of relatives in Ashland. State Trooper W. R. Williamson reported that Mrs. Phipps was sitting in the right rear seat while Mrs. Kirk sat in the right front seat. The Sheriff's deputies, Raymond Blair and W. T. Williams, were in pursuit of Lafferty, with sirens screaming. Kirk said he believed he had stopped his car when he saw the oncoming truck. Sheriff Ray Preston said his deputies suspected Lafferty of durnken driving. Mrs. Phipps body was removed from the Paintsville Clinic to the Preston Funeral Home, and later to a Whitesburg funeral home. Mrs. Kirk's body was taken from the New Hospital to the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Lafferty, the father of 10, was born March 2, 1921, a son of Homer and Lydia Collins Lafferty. He had been a resident of Daniels Creek for 17 years. He was married August 3, 1942 in Marlin County to Rosa Crum who survives. Other survivors are seven sons, Chester, Homer, Billy, Kenneth Ray, Otis, Jr., Dewey Lee and Garr Lafferty, all at home, and three daughters, Lorrean, Dearleen and Karen, all PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 1963

    
LEMASTERS, Dewey
1906-1963
Dewey LeMasters Dies Suddenly Funeral Services Today In Westwood Church Dewey LeMasters, 56, brother of Mrs. Mabel Meadows of Wittensville, was dead on arrival at King’s Daughters’ Hospital early Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home in Ashland. Mr. LeMasters was born April 16, 1906, at Wilbur, a son of the late Arbie and Fannie Caudill LeMasters.  He had been a resident of Ashland 20 years and was employed as a salesman with Benn, Williamson & Co.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Thealka. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Pearl Athington LeMasters; one foster son, Charles Allen Skaggs of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Greene of Asheville, Ohio; Mrs. Hazel DeBoard of West Virginia; Mrs. Meadows; and five brothers, Moody LeMasters of Bloomfield, Cecil LeMasters of London, Ohio; Olga and Curtis LeMasters of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Castle, the Rev. Millard Vanhoose, the Rev. Don Fraley, and the Rev. Mickie Blair.  Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 27, 1963

    
MCKENZIE, Dock
1883-1963
Dock McKenzie, 83, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 4:55 p.m., Friday, March 29, after an illness of six months. The son of the late Theodore and Malissa Salyer McKenzie, he was born at Flat Gap July 25, 1883, and had lived at West Van Lear for the past sixteen years.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Spears McKenzie whom he married January 1901, at Flat Gap; a son, Dallas McKenzie, Ashland; two daughters, Madge Johnson and Mrs. Edna Earl Lemaster both of West Van Lear.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, eleven great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Cline Salyer and John Marshall as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Hager Hill Cemetery. Note: This cemetery is also known as the "Hager-Stafford or Stafford-Hager" Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 3, 1963

    
MEEK, Ida Mae (Welch)
1875-1963
Ida May Meek, Offutt Resident, Dies Monday Mrs. Ida May Meek, 87, died at her home at Offutt at 11:45 a.m., Monday, March 4, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Pete and Levisa Layne Welch, she was born in Ohio, July 22, 1875.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Isaac Meek, preceded her in death February 25, 1954. Surviving are three sons, William Meek, Thelma; Woodrow Meek, Offutt; Robert Meek, Paintsville; four daughters, Mrs. Starlie Butcher, Williamsport; Mrs. Myrtle Price and Mrs. Vina Simpson both of Offutt; Mrs. Sara Steele, River; a brother, Andrew Welch, Ironton, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Diamond, Chandler, Oklahoma; Mrs. Grace Dingus, Russell. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today at the Offutt School.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 6, 1963

   
MEEK, Roma
1963
Roma Meek, 50, died suddenly at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tuesday, March 5. His brother, Herman Meek, 52, of Lancaster, Ohio, died February 25 at the home of another brother, Thurman Meek of Thealka, after an extended illness. The son of Davis Meek of Marion, Ohio, and the late Maude Seagraves Meek, he was born in this county and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Survivors include besides his father and brother, Thurman, his wife, Mrs. Tillie Meek and two daughters, 11 and 12, of Las Vegas; another brother, Earl, of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Gambill of Lancaster, Ohio; Mrs. Richard Sparks of Marion, Ohio, and Mrs. Hazel Ward of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in Las Vegas and will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home Thursday.  The Rev. Ira McMillian, Jr., of Unity Baptist Church, Ashland, will officiate.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY March 13, 1963

    
NECESSARY, Orza
1890-1963
Orza V.Necessary,73 resident of Tomahawk,died at his home of a heart attack at 5:45 p.m.,Saturday,March 16. A native of Wise County,Virginia he was born December 6,1890 the son of the late Charles and Dicie Carter Necessary.He lived at Tomahawk for the past ten years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife,Mrs.Mary Susan Sturgill Necessary;five sons,William P.,Eolia,Ky.;Joe M.,Wabash,Ind.;John W.,Birchleaf,Va.;Charles R.,Homestead, Florida; Frank M.,Washington,D.C.;three daughters,Garnett M.Ward,Boons Camp;Beatrice V.Dennison,W.Va.,Betty J.Daniels,Yolyn,W.Va.Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m.,Tuesday at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with J.H.Short as officiating minister.Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 20,1963

    
OSBORNE, Louise (VanHoose)
1880-1963
Mrs. Louise Osborne, resident of Sitka, died at 6:15 a.m., Friday, March 8, in a local hospital after and illness of six weeks. A native of Johnson County, she was born October 1, 1880, the daughter of Lee and Malissa Salyer Van Hoose.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Maek Osborne, preceded her in death fourteen years ago. Survivors include two sons, Harold Osborne and Elbert Osborne both of Sitka; six daughters, Mrs. Challie Salyer, Ironton, Ohio; Mrs. Virgil McCarty, Aid, Ky.; Mrs. Letha Thompson, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Edgar Witten, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Virgil Salyer, Lucasville, Ohio; Mrs. Gerald Womack, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the home with Bruce Daniel as officiating minister.  Music was by the Rice Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 13, 1963

    
PACK, Pharoah
1881-1963
Pharoah Pack, 83, resident of Lowmansville, died at the home of a brother, Henry Pack, Lowmansville, Saturday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. The son of the late James W. and Martha Grim Pack, he was born at Lowmansville October 4, 1881, and had been a lifelong resident of the community.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Surviving besides his brother are the following brothers and sisters: Charlie and Lloyd Pack both of Ashland; Clifton, Ira and Alvin Pack all of Fulton; Mima Walker, Los Angeles, Calif.; Virgie Pack, Columbus, Ohio; Ada, Dova and Tilda Pack all of Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville with Mitchell Grim and F. F. Rigsby as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  MAR 20, 1963

    
PORTER, Samuel S.
1963
Native of Van Lear Succumbs At 81 A former U.S. Marshal and Eastern Kentucky coal operator, Samuel S. Porter is dead at 81. Porter was marshal for the Eastern Kentucky district from 1935-51, retiring at age 70.  He again served as marshal between the retirement of John M. Moore in 1954 and the appointment of Curtis Clark in 1955. Before coming to Lexington, Porter operated a mine in Floyd County for 20 years.  He also had been a school teacher and circuit court clerk in Floyd County.  He was a native of Van Lear, Johnson County. Porter died March 17 at a Lexington hospital. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY March 27, 1963

    
RICHMOND, Preshie
1963
Mrs. Preshie Richmond, 82, prominent Inez woman, died Saturday in a Huntington hospital.  Mrs. Richmond was a partner in the B. F. Richmond Co. drygoods store, and was the widow of W. B. Richmond, president of the Inez Deposit Bank for many years before his death in 1951.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and a past matron of the Inez Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Inez Methodist Church.  Burial was in Salt Well Cemetery.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anne Mae Cox of Charleston, and a sister, Mrs. Tilda Ward of White House.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 6, 1963

    
ROBERTS, Marvin B.
1902-1963
MARVIN ROBERTS RITES TUESDAY AT FIRST BAPTIST Marvin B. Roberts, 60, well-known resident better known as “Beardy” died at his home at Collista, Sunday, March 3, from the effects of a stroke suffered five weeks ago. A lifelong resident of this county, he was born at Staffordsville, July 24, 1902, the son of the late Hiram and Tallie Stafford Roberts.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and operated a taxicab in this city for many years. A son, Marvin Leslie Roberts, preceded him in death February 26. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Caudill Roberts; a son, Ed Roberts, Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Humphrey, Birmingham, Ala; a brother, Judge Roberts of his city; three sisters, Mrs. James H. Trimble, Mrs. Walter Kennard and Mrs. Harry Johnson all of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 am, Tuesday at the Fraley and Hebert Arms as officiating ministers. Pall bears were Don Daniel, Walter Kennard, Jr., Bill Kennard, Dwight Johnson, James E. Roberts, Jess Roberts, Chalmer Blevins, and Clarence Melvin, Jr. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. PAINTVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 3, 1963

    
SALYER, James M.
1883-1963
JAMES M. SALYER, Of This City Dies Monday James Milton Salyer, 79, resident of Wood Street, died in a local hospital at 1:25 a.m. Monday, March 4.  A native of this county, he was born June 14, 1883, the son of the late Jay and Martha Spradlin Salyer and had lived in this city for the past nineteen years.  He was a retired Mayo Vocational School worker.  Survivors include his wife, Adyline Caudill Salyer; three sons, Edward Salyer, Collista; Elbert Salyer of this city; Jame Salyer, Leander; a daughter, Mrs. Esta Mae Souder, Ontario, OH.; a brother, Blaine Salyer, McConnel, WV; Funeral services were conducted today at 11:00 a.m. at the Beechwall United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, Millard O’Bryan, and Frank Adams as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, March 6, 1963.

    
SKAGGS, Grettie (Ferguson)
1913-1963
 Mrs. Grettie Ferguson Skaggs, 49, of Martha, died March 18 at her residence following an illness of 14 years. A native of Flat Gap, Mrs. Skaggs was born Oct. 9, 1913, a daughter of Henderson and Sarah Perry Ferguson.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. Gallie Isaac and the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Surviving are the husband, Joseph Luther Skaggs, the parents, a daughter, Miss Elmors Skaggs, at home; two sons, Wilbur Herbert and Joseph Hager Skaggs, both of Martha; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Pettet of McConnelsville, O., Mrs. Zollie King of Columbus, Mrs. Oakie Skaggs and Mrs. Ray Ross, both of Springfield, O., three brothers, Elmer Ferguson of Springfield, Ferd Ferguson of Fort Gay and Marvin Ferguson of Waverly, Ohio, and six grandchildren. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 27, 1963

    
SPEARS, Edgar
1882-1963
Edgar Spears, 80, resident of Collista, died at the home of his son, Frank Spears, West Van Lear, at 5:10 a.m., Friday, March 8, after a brief illness. The son of the late Enoch and Samantha Jane Spears, he was born in this county July 23, 1882, and had lived at Collista where he was a farmer.  He had been at West Van Lear for the past few months.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Victoria McFaddin Spears, preceded him in death August, 1960. Survivors include besides his son, Frank, three other sons, Dorman and Harmon Spears both of Collista; Walter Spears, Springfield, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Meade, Van Lear; Mrs. Irlene Faye Johnson, Hager Hill; Mrs. Virginia Hall, Hite, Ky.; a brother, Crate Spears, Wittensville; Mrs. Jesse Blair, Fairborn, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Charlie Lemaster as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY March 13, 1963

    
STAPLETON, Myrtle (Pennington)
1893-1963
Mrs. Myrtle Stapleton, 69, died at her home at West Van Lear Friday morning, March 22, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late George and Margaret Estep Pennington, she was born in this county January 10, 1893, and had lived in th county all of her life. Her husband, Pat Stapleton, preceded her in death August 30, 1958. Surviving are three sons, John, James and Bill Stapleton, all of West Van Lear; a daughter, Mrs. Wiley McCarty, Torrance, California. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Sunday at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Chrch at West Van Lear with John Crum and Elzie Banks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 1963

     
TACKETT, Sallie (Combs)
1875-1963
Sallie Tackett, Local Resident, Dies Saturday Mrs. Sallie Tackett, 88, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, of pneumonia after and illness of one month. A native of Magoffin County, she was born February 9, 1875, the daughter of the late Mose and Betty Smith Combs.  She had made her home in this city for the past fourty- three years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Ben Shepard, Salyersville; Willis Shepard of this city; a daughter, Julie Tackett of this city; two brothers, John Henry and Frank Combs both of Salyersville. Funeral services wee conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday at the home of her daughter with Rev. Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.13 1963

    
TRIMBLE, Boone
1891-1963
Well Known Man, Dies Sunday Boone Trimble, 71, well known law enforcement officer of the county, died in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., at 11:15 a.m., Sunday, March 10, after an illness of several months. The son of Mark and Clarenda Spradlin Trimble, he was born at Barnetts Creek September 15, 1891, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. A veteran of World War I, he served thirteen years with the U.S. Army and twelve years with the Paintsville Police force, part of that time as Chief.  He was elected sheriff of Johnson County in 1950 and served until 1954. His first marriage was to the former Rosa Lemaster, who preceded him in death.  He later married Mrs. Eula Gullett, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, William Lindsey Trimble, Pikeville; Byron Douglas Trimble, Dayton, Ohio; Daniel Boone Trimble, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Minot AFB, N.D.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Benson Spring Valley, Ohio; Mrs. James Reed, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Arnold Reed, Flat Gap; five brothers, Bruce Trimble, Barnetts Creek; Harry Trimble, Canada, Ky.; Quince Trimble, Columbus, Ohio; Elmer Trimble, Jackson, Ohio; Wince Trimble, Paintsville; (two sisters) Mrs. Delia Hubbard, Wadsworth, Ohio; Mrs. Sheila Coldiron, Westerville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Willard Wilcox as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY March 13, 1963

    
WARD, Henry
1893-1963
Henry Ward, 70, resident of this city, died in a local hospital of a heart attack at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30. The son of D.K. and Serena Ward, he was born at Offutt, February 26, 1893, and had made his home in this city for the past twenty years.  He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith Thomas Ward, a son, Kay Ward, Williamson, W. Va.; three daughters, Olive Daniels, Mansfield, Ohio; Blanche Taylor, Springfield, Ohio; Jetty Verl Taylor, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Elza Ward, McDowell; Galne Ward, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mandy Redford of this city; Mrs. Willie Dutton, Boons Camp.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with John Sammons as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Offutt Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-3-1963

     
WEBB, Nelson
1879-1963
Nelson Webb, 84, Native of County, Dies in Ashland Nelson Webb, 84, of Nickles’ Rest Home, Ashland, a former resident of Ulysses, Ky., died March 17 at the rest home following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born Feb. 16, 1879, in Johnson County, a son of the late John N. and Louisa Napier Webb. Funeral services were conducted at the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. William W. Moore.  Burial was in Pinehill Cemetery. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Maggie Webb, address unknown; one brother, Isadore Webb of Ulysses; two half- brothers, the Rev. Bird Webb of Ulysses, and Ed Webb of Rt. 2, Ashland. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 27, 1963

    
WELCH, Mary Elizabeth (Davis)
1874-1963
Rites Sunday at Concord Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Davis Welch, 88, affectionately known to her many friends as “Aunt Mick,” died at her home at Concord at 1:20 a.m., Friday, March 1, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of this county, she was born October 30, 1874, the daughter of the late Bracken and Mary Conley Davis. She became a member of the United Baptist Church at the age of sixteen, and her life was one of consecrated Christian devotion.  She remained a loyal and faithful member though she sometimes had to walk a long distance to attend church.  A woman of compassionate understanding, she was always read to help where her services were needed and graciously extended the hospitality of her home to her relatives and friends. She was a member of the King Addition Homemakers Club and attended the meetings regularly. She was married November 5, 1896, to John Welch, who preceded her in death December 3, 1961. Survivors include a son, Authie Welch, and a daughter, Mrs. Walker Burke, both of Concord.  Also surviving are five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Concord United Baptist Church, with Don Fraley and C. C. Hall as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Thealka Singers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Concord. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 6, 1963

    
WELLS, Prince
1963
Prince Wells, 59 , died Thursday, March 28, at his home in Wayne County, West Virginia. A former resident of Johnson County, he was the son of the late W. G. Wells and Wilda Gose Wells of Boons Camp. Survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Ruby Adams, Florida; Willa Mae Ward, Boons Camp; Kermit Wells, Dayton, Ohio; Garnet Crabtree, Dayton, Ohio; Olive Boilhiemer, Lexington; Marcus Wells, Tomahawk; and Frank M. Wells, Berea. Also surviving is his step-mother, Mrs. Mae Wells, Boons Camp. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with burial in the Elmwood Cemetery at Wayne. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 1963

   
WILLIAMS, James E.
1872-1963
James E. Williams, 90, retired farmer of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, March 28, after an illness of a few days. The son of the late Harrison and Elizabeth Cox Williams, he was born November 11, 1872, in Floyd County and had lived at Staffordsville most of his life. He was first married to the former Cerena Saylor who preceded him in death and was later married to the former Dora Jackson who also preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Lindsey B. Williams, Staffordsville; Ollie Williams, Oil Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl McKnight, Ashland; Mrs. Esta Saylor, De Graff, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Jackson, Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Evaline Chamption and Mrs. Mollie Smith, both of Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Big Mud Lick Church of God Mission with Woodrow Frisby and Charles Stapleton as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Melvia Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-3-1963




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BALDRIDGE, Susanne (Webb)
1875-1963
Mrs. Susanne Baldridge, well-known resident of East Point, died in a local hospital Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 pm, following an extended illness. Affectionately known to her many friends as “Aunt Suze,” she was born in this county January 7, 1875, the daughter of the late William and Isabelle Music Webb.  She had lived at East Point most of her life and was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Her husband, Frank Baldridge, preceded her in death.  Survivors include two sons, Tobe and Frank (Yank) Baldridge both of East Point; four daughters, Mrs. Ada Hunt, Gallup; Mrs. May Daniels and Mrs. Lora Ramey both of East Point; Mrs. Sue Hicks of this city.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services ere conducted at 1:30 pm, Sunday at the East Point Church of Christ with the Reverend S. C Honeycutt as officiating minister; Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERARD WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1963

   
BLANTON, Sanford J.
1887-1963
Sanford J. Blanton Sanford J. Blanton, 75, retired postmaster and farmer of Low Gap, died in a local hospital at 2:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 10.  The son of John E. and Sarah Williams Blanton, he was born in this county November 26, 1887, and had lived at Low Gap most of his life.  His wife, Hester Burchett Blanton, preceded him in death September 1959.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charlie McKenzie, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Dencil Long, Louisville; Mrs. Eugene Fairchild, Low Gap; a sister, Mrs. Julia Colvin, Manila.  Also surviving are twenty-four grandchildren and fourteen great- grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Samuel Colvin as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 17, 1963

   
CONLEY, Heber
1890-1963
Heber Conley Dies Friday Of Heart Attack Heber Conley, 72, local resident and well-known building contractor, died of a heart attack in a local hospital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 19, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Conley was born at Hager Hill, June 16, 1890, the son of the late Henry and Katherine Rice Conley.  He was a veteran of World War I and had lived in this city most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Hayselett Conley, whom he married March 17, 1913.  Other survivors include three sons. James Heber, Robert M. and Morris Conley all of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Glen Butcher and Mrs. E. T. Sherman both of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Sherman, Thealka; Mrs. Ben J. Spradlin and Mrs. Virginia Preston of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Bill Davidson and Reverend Jim Wallace as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-24-1963

   
DANIELS, Havlyn Jr.
1963
Havlyn Daniels, Jr. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Williamsport for Havlyn Daniels, Jr., 23, whose body was found Thursday in a field near the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. He had been dead five or six weeks when a hunter discovered the body buried under brush. A native of Williamsport, he was the son of Havlyn and May Lewis Daniel of Columbus, Ohio, and had been employed as a factory worker in Columbus. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Karen Gabber Daniels; nine brothers, Kenneth Daniel, Williamsport; John, David, Anthony, Timothy, Robin, Paul, Ricky, and Phillip Daniel, all of Coumbus, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Harrison Daniel, Ashland; maternal grandfather, Frank Lewis, Boons Camp. Services were conducted at the home of his uncle, Hollie Daniels, with Edgar Preston as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR. 17, 1963

   
HAMILTON, Clay
1963
Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 Sunday, April 21 at Ophir for Clay Hamilton, 40, who died Thursday, April 18, in Columbus, Ohio, from a skull fracture suffered ten days earlier in a three-car collision in Columbus. The son of Clint and Rosie Helton Hamilton of Ophir, he was born in Morgan County and had been living in Columbus, Ohio, where he was employed as a construction worker. Survivors include besides his parents, his wife, Mrs. Betty Hamilton; two sons, Clayton and Clifford Hamilton both of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Crista Ann Hamilton, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Jim Douglas Hamilton, Ashland; five sisters, Bertie Cantrell, Pikeville; Tillie Cantrell, Mansfield, Ohio; Gracie Burchett, Crockett; Ivory Pendleton, Ashland; Myrtle Pennington, Pique, Ohio. Services were conducted at the home of his parents with Reverend John Dulen as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Ophir. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 24, 1963

   
JACKSON, Ira
1891-1963
Ira Jackson Dies Sunday Of Heart Attack Ira Jackson, 72, died Sunday evening at his home at Barnetts Creek of a heart attack.  Mr. Jackson, who lived alone, attended church services Sunday evening.  His body was found lying on the bed Monday by a neighbor who became concerned because he hadn't been seen that day. He was born in this county January 17, 1891, the son of the late Elisha and Patsy Hall Jackson.  He lived at Barnetts Creek for thirty years where he was a farmer and a member of the Penecostal Church of Christ. His wife preceded him in death thirty years ago. Surviving are three sons, Ernie Jackson, Los Angeles,  Calif.; Robert and Clyde Jackson, both of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Arms, Hager Hill; a brother, Henry Jackson, Coal Grove, Ohio; three half-sisters, Mrs. George Blanton and Mrs. Earl Gullett both of Oil Springs; Mrs. Curt Caudill, Swamp Branch. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the home with Linzie Cyrus and Adam Marshal as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL, 24, 1963

   
JOHNSON, Minnie (McCloud)
1884-1963
Mrs. Minnie Johnson, 79, lifelong resident of Hager Hill, died at her home at 1:00 am, Saturday, April 27, from the effects of a stroke.  She had been ill for seven weeks. The daughter of the late John and Anna Coffee McCloud, she was born at Hager Hill February 17, 1884.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank Johnson, preceded her in death, December 1912. Survivors include a son, Irvin Johnson, Hager Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Garland Preston of this city; Mrs. Bill Hunley, Hager Hill; twenty grandchildren, thirty- seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm, Monday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with F. S. VanHoose and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Hager Hill Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Nancy Ellen (Caudill)
1902-1963
Nancy McKenzie Mrs. Nancy Ellen McKenzie, 61, resident of Chandlerville, died in a local hospital at 1:50 p.m., Friday, April 26, after an illness of two weeks.  The daughter of Winston C. and Sarah May Caudill, she was born in this county February 8, 1902, and had lived at Chandlerville most of her life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Haskel McKenzie; four sons, Manis and Donald McKenzie, both of Springfield, Ohio; Carl McKenzie, Chandlerville; Kelly McKenzie of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Inis Justice, Chandlerville; Mrs. Neva Fitch and Mrs. Ruth Reubinall both of Springfield; two brothers, Kelly Caudill, Stambaugh; Samuel Caudill, Ashland; five sisters, Mrs. Alta Burchett and Mrs. Julia Daniel both of Charley; Mrs. Lyda Burchett of this city; Mrs. Phoeba Spradlin, Stambaugh; Mrs. Frances Harwood, Ohio.  Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at the Hoods Fork United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby, Nim Sturgill and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Hoods Fork Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 1, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Spicy (Tackett)
1875-1963
 Spicy McKenzie Mrs. Spicy McKenzie, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Jaynes, Turner Branch, at 10:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, after a year’s illness.  The daughter of the late Hiram and Lucinda Shaver Tackett, she was born in this county September 3, 1875.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Her husband, Tobe McKenzie, preceded her in death thirty-one years ago.  Surviving besides her daughter, Mrs. Jaynes, are two sons, Curtis and Francis McKenzie both of Kerz; three other daughters, Mrs. Floyd Lemaster, Staffordsville; Mrs. Leslie Murray, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Mrs. Logan Salyer, Kerz.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Kerz with Scott Castle, Homes Evans, and Woodrow Frisby.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet and the Rice Quartet. Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery at Kerz.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 17, 1963

   
TACKETT, Samuel
1889-1963
Samuel Tackett April 10, 1963 Samuel H. Tackett, 73, retired C. & O. ticket agent and resident of King Addition, died in a local hospital at 9:50 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, after and illness of two weeks. The son of Lewis and Lydia Lemaster Tackett, he was born at Staffordsville September 9, 1889.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Muriel Gertrude Snow Tackett, to whom he had been married for fifty years. Other survivors include three sons, Gilbert, Staffordsville; Elmer and Isadore Tackett both of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Meeks, Thealka; Mrs. Norman Roberts, Ashland; a brother, Carl Tackett, Leander.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Staffordsville United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.10 1963

   
WARD, Maudie (Bowen)
1900-1963
Maudie Ward Mrs. Maudie Ward, 62, died at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at her home at Meally after a week's illness. Mrs. Ward, the daughter of the late Bud and Nelva Pack Bowen, was born in this county August 30, 1900 and had lived at Meally for several years. Surviving are her husband, George W. Ward; three sons, George Ward, Jr., Manila; Earl and Arvil Ward both of Meally; three daughters, Mrs. Exer Dollin, Moon, Ky.; Mrs. Thelma Burke and Mrs. Marie Collins both of Meally; three brothers, Eddie Bowen, Boons Camp; Bernard Bowen, Indiana; Albert Bowen, Wittensville; two sisters, Mrs. Maxie Ward, Williamsport; Mrs. Clara Ward, Thealka.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Thursday with Elzie Banks as officiating minister.  Burial will be in the Viril Fitch Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1963

   
WELLS, Mary (Branham)
1880-1963
Mrs. Mary Wells, 82, resident of Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 3:15 a.m., Thursday, April 25, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Joe and Exer Ward Branham, she was born in this county September 13, 1880, and had lived at Van Lear and Johns Creek most of her life. Her husband, Walker Wells, preceded her in death November 8, 1954. Surviving are five sons, Willie Wells, Lorain, Ohio; Joe Wells, McCam; Nevard Wells, Van Lear; Wilbur Wells, Toplin, W. Va.; Roland D. Wells, Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Exer Cline, Cordel; Mrs. Alta Huden, Wabash, Ind.; a brother, Tan Branham, Boons Camp; a sister, Martha Ward, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m, Sunday at the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery in this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 1 1963

   
WILLIAMS, Alta (Wells)
1899-1963
Mrs. Alta Williams, 63, died in Clay County Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio at 10:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, after an illness of several years. The daughter of S. J. Wells and Cynthia Spriggs Wells, she was born April 8, 1899, at Daniels Creek and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Bernard Williams, preceded her in death May 7, 1949. Surviving are five sons, Ethridge, Cleveland, Ohio; Beecher, Detroit, Michigan; Fred, Van Lear; Harold, Montabella, Calif.; James Allen, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Deloris Brown, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Janis Goble, Columbus, Ohio; Miss Annice Williams and Miss Eula Mae Williams both of Cleveland, Ohio; four brothers, Brownlo, Beecher and Ali Wells all of Van Lear; Bill Wells, Nippa; two sisters, Goldia Horn and Tisha Brown both of Pikeville.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Collins Cemetery at Daniels Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR. 10, 1963
 



MAY - 1963

ARCHER, Winnie
1963
Mrs. Winnie Archer Age 69, Succumbs Mrs. Winnie Preston Archer, 69, Prestonsburg, died Thursday of last week at the Prestonsburg General hospital three hours after being stricken in a local shop. Death was attributed to a coronary occlusion. Mrs. Archer was the widow of A.J. Archer, Sr., and a daughter of William Moses Preston and Lorenda Price Preston, of Johnson County.  She was a charter member of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church and had resided in Prestonsburg since she was 18 years old. Surviving are two sons and two daughters:  A.J. Archer, Jr., Lexington, William T. Archer, Mrs. Pauline Burchett and Mrs. Winifred Daniels, all of Prestonsburg. Surviving brothers and a sister are Frank Preston in Michigan, John H. Preston, Cincinnati, Ohio, William Preston, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Eunice Pfening, Columbus, Ohio.  Surviving also are 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church, the Revs. W.D. Jaggers and M. Robert Regan officiating.  Burial was made in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 15, 1963

   
BAYES, Lula (Pennington)
1889-1963
Mrs. Lula Bayes, 74, resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 10:20 pm, Tuesday May 14, after an illness of four years. A native of this county, she was born January 8, 1889, the daughter of the late Jeff and Elizabeth Pennington.  She was a lifelong resident of Oil Springs where she was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Frank Bayes; a son, Jessie Bayes, Stockdale, Ohio; four daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Meade, Wheelersburg; Alka Daniel, Tutor Key; Martha Bayes, Oil Springs; Lois Adkins, Elk Fork; a brother, Buel LeMaster, Win; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Moore, Mt. Gillead, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 am, May 17, at the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Williams Cemetery. PAINTAVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 1963

   
BLAIR, Leonard
1882-1963
Retired Farmer, Dies Thursday Leonard Blair, 81, retired farmer of Barnetts Creek, died at his home at 6:55 a.m., Thursday, May 2, after an illness of several months. The son of the late George and Sally Caudill Blair, he was born in this county February 20, 1882, and had been a lifelong resident of the county. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Brown Blair; two sons, Carl and Gale Blair both of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were con- ducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Green Valley School with Adam Marshall and Leo Colvin as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 8, 1963

    
BOYD, Azuba (Osborne)
1883-1963
Mrs. Azuba Boyd, 80, of this city died at 5:50 p.m., in a local hospital Sunday, May 5, after an illness of five months. The daughter of the late Henderson and Cinda Johnson Osborne, she was born in Lawrence County February 10, 1883, and had lived in this city for the past two years.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Allen Boyd, preceded her in death in 1933. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mollie Mae Engelmar, Somers, Conn.; Mrs. Mattie Meek, White House; Mrs. Gladys Price, River; a stepdaughter, Ollie Mills, Patrick. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Bill Osborne and Noul Osborne both of Williamson, W. Va.; Bill Fitch, Richardson; Myrtle Price, Williamson, W. Va.; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Old Friendship Church with Cully Sparks and Germ Walters as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 8, 1963

   
BURCHETT, Ham
1890-1963
Ham Burchett, 73, retired miner of Stambaugh, died in a local hospital at 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 after an illness of six months.  The son of the late W. J. and Florence Witten Burchett, he was born March 29, 1890, and had been a lifelong resident of the county.  He served as deputy sheriff under the late D. B. Trimble. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hassie Stambaugh Burchett; three sons, Samuel J., James Geel, and Billy Oval Burchett all of Stambaugh; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Ann Ratliff of this city; a brother, Eddie Burchett, Stambaugh; six sisters, Mrs. Martha Bayes, Mrs. Bertha Stambaugh, Mrs. Artie Short, Mrs. Lockie Kazee, and Mrs. Alice Stambaugh all of Stambaugh;  Mrs. Hester Castle, Nippa.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 10, at the Stambaugh Church of Christ with C. M. Blankenship and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 15, 1963

   
BURTON, Sam
1887-1963
Sam Burton, Auxier Resident, Passes May 1 Sam Burton, 76, retired miner of Auxier, died in a local hospital at 9:25 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, after a brief illness. The son of the late Samuel and Malinda Clark Burton, he was born in Floyd County May, 1887, and had been a lifelong resident of that county. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lula Adams Burton, a son, Leffie Burton, Auxier. Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted with John Conley as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Ford Gap Cemetery at Auxier. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 8, 1963

   
CASTLE, Ballard
1886-1963
Ballard Castle, 77, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday morning at 9:00 after an extended illness.  He was the father of Mrs. Fred Wolchik of this city. A native of Johnson County, he was born May 16, 1886, the son of the late William and Lydia Daniels Castle.  A retired miner and a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church, he had made his home in Boyd County for several years. Survivors also include his wife, Mrs. Genevieve VanHoose Castle; two sons, Ervin Castle, Cannonsburg; Thomas Castle, Catlettsburg; four other daughters, Mrs. Grace Francis, Logan, W. Va; Mrs. Ernestine Brumfield, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Jean Castle, Huntington, W. Va.; Miss Billie Louise Castle, at home.  Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with Reverend Willard Wilcox and Reverend Millard VanHoose as officiatig ministers. Burial was in the Catlettsburg cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22, 1963

   
CASTLE, Julia Mae (Stambaugh)
1898-1963
Mrs. Julia Mae Castle, 64, died at her home at Thealka at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, May 5, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Walker and Alafair Castle Stambaugh, she was born in this county July 26, 1898, and had resided at Thealka for the past thirty-nine years. She was a a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Herbert Castle; five sons, Edward, James, and Billy Ray Castle of Springfield, Ohio; Herbert Castle, Jr., Davis Branch; Mitchell Castle, Waldorf, Md.; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Pack and Miss Betty Castle both of Thealka; Mrs. Loraine Cantrell and Mrs. Ruth Colegrove of Marion, Ohio; a half sister Mrs. Fronnie Grimm, Nippa; a step- sister, Mrs. Bertha Daniels, Lowmansville; a stepbrother, Elijah Fields, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today at the Stambaugh Church of Christ with C. M. Blankenship and Don Fraley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 8, 1963

   
CLARK, David
1963
Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today at the home of Charles Lafferty at Auxier for David Clark, two-day old son of Patrick H. and Clorene Collins Clark of East Point, who died in a local hospital at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 20. Survivors also include two brothers, Henry and James both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Collins, Van Lear, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Goodman Clark, Auxier. Rites  were conducted by the Reverend Spurgeon Honeycutt. Burial was in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  MAY 22 1963

   
CONLEY, Addie
1882-1963
Miss Addie Conley, 80, died at her home at Oil Springs at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, May 25, after an illness of six months.  The daughter of the late Dave and Nancy Conley, she was born at Oil Springs October 13, 1882, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday at the home with the Reverend Robert Hart as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Price Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22, 1963

  
DANIELS, John
1811-1963
John Daniels, 51, died at his home in Yolyn, W. Va., at 3:00 a.m., Monday, May 6, of cancer, after an illness of six months. A native of Johnson County, he was born December 12, 1911, the son of J. W. and Matilda Daniel.  He had lived at Yolyn for thirteen years, where he was employed as a miner and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Crum Daniel, three sons, Woodrow, Shilo and Johnnie Ray Daniels, all of Yolyn; three daughters, Virgie Mae Mollette, Crites, W. Va.; Lillie Evelyn Nelson, Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Minnie Wallen, Boons Camp; Callie Collins, Van Lear; Maxie Dennison and Stella Mae Lackey, both of Boons Camp; six brothers, Norman, Oral and Joshie Daniels, all of Boons Camp; Lafe Daniels, Richardson; Orville Daniels, West Van Lear; Shilo Daniels, Yolyn, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted today at 2:00 p.m., at the Little Friendship Church, with Flem Arrowood and Arthur Priest as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Daniels Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 1963

   
DAVIS, Edford W.
1890-1963
Edford W. Davis, Johnson Native, Dies in Ohio Edford W. Davis died suddenly about 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at his home in Irwin, Ohio. A former resident of Chandlerville, he was born February 18, 1890, the son of the late Marcus L. and Margaret Yates Davis. He had lived in Ohio for more than forty years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Chandler Davis, a daughter, Clora B. Davis, at home; two sisters, Miss Clista Davis, who made her home with him and Mrs. Amanda Davis of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at Marysville at 2:00 p.m., Friday.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Plain City, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 1963

   
EVANS, Roy W.
1912-1963
Roy W. Evans, 50, died suddenly at his home at Olive Hill Thursday afternoon following a heart attack.  He was a former businessman and was widely known in the community. Mr. Evans was born Dec. 10, 1912, in Martha, Ky., a son of the late James H. and Ara Seagrave Evans. Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at the Olive Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Roy W. Machen and the Rev. Isadore Childers.  Burial was in Evans Cemetery at Martha. The body was taken to the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Sturgill, at Blaine. Surviving in addition to the daughter, are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Fannin Evans of Olive Hill; his stepmother, Mrs. Anna Evans of Flat Gap; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Wright of Dayton, O., and Mrs. Abbie Seagraves of Flat Gap; and one brother, C.G. Evans of Springfield, Ill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-29-1963

   
GRIM, William O. "Fess"
1963
A Johnson County man and two others were killed Thursday in a three-car collision about two miles east of Salyersville on U.S. 460. Dead are William O. “Fess” Grim, 24, of Nippa, Benjamin Crouse of Ypsilanti, Michigan and William Adams of Chelsea, Mich. According to information received from the Sheriff’s office of Magoffin County, Grim was traveling alone in a Pontiac, in the direction of Paintsville, and Crouse and Adams were traveling west in a Buick, when the accident occurred.  Driver of the third car, a Plymouth, suffered injuries, it was reported.  The Plymouth had other passengers but none was reported to have been seriously injured. Grim died instantly of internal injuries and possibly a broken neck. The collision is said to have happened on a straight stretch of roadway. Grim was the son of Maudie Patrick Grim, and the late Marion Grim and had resided in this county all his life.  He was a veteran, a Mason and Shriner, and was a welder for the Marrs Construction Company. He was born August 16, 1938. He had been honorably discharged from the Army this year after having served in a paratroop division. Surviving besides his mother are one brother, Francis Marion Grim, Ft. Benning, Ga., and one sister, Mrs. Paul Preston of Nippa. His father was killed instantly in a mine accident at David several months ago. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 19, at the Mouth of Rush Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Millard Van Hoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY May 22, 1963

   
HITCHCOCK, William H.
1891-1963
William H. Hitchcock Ironton – William H. Hitchcock, 72, of 121 Pike St., Coal Grove, native of Kentucky, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at his residence, following an extended illness. Mr. Hitchcock was born April 10, 1891, at Paintsville, a son of the late Daniel and Josephine Adams Hitchcock.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church at Westwood and was the father of John Hitchcock of Ashland. He was a retired employee of Semet Solvay Division, Allied Chemical, at the Ironton Plant. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Grace Hughes Hitchcock, whom he married Sept. 2, 1915; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Freeman of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Neva Lucille Dillen of Coal Grove; three other sons, Hobart Hitchcock of New York, Earl Hitchcock of Coal Grove, and Thurman Hitchcock of Forest Dale; a sister, Mrs. Mintie Arrowood of Thealka, Ky.; a brother, Charles Hitchcock of Paintsville; 28 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 1963

   
JUSTICE, Lillie (Parker)
1901-1963
Mrs. Lillie Justice, 61, resident of Sitka, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, after an illness of one month.  The daughter of Reuben and Susan Kitchen Parker.  She was born in Martin County December 27, 1901, and had lived at S itka most of her life.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Lundy Justice, whom she married October 11, 1931, in this city.  Also surviving are a daughter, Miss Maxine Justice, Sitka; three brothers, Minuard Parker, Flat Gap; Edward Parker, Blaine; Drew Parker, Martha; three sisters, Tillie Lawson, Blaine; Nora Wheeler, Alexandria, Va.; Mary Bell Phillips, Ashland.  Funeral services were conducted today at 1:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Edward Salyer as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Sloan Cemetery.     Paintsville Herald Thursday 5-22-1963

   
KESTNER, Tommy B.
1913-1963
Tommy B. Kestner, 49, resident of East Point, died in a local hospital at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, following a six months illness.  The son of Challie and Nancy Bolan Kestner, he was born in this county July 27, 1913, and had lived at East Point for two years.  He was an auto mechanic.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Shepherd Kestner; three sons, Thomas Lee Kestner, Van Lear; Lloyd and Burgess, both of this city; two step-daughters, Billie Jeane Johnson and Mrs Carl Bailey, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Fonnie and Roger Kestner, both of this city; two half brothers, Joe Johnson and Buddy Johnson both of this city.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Ma y 18, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-22-1963

   
LEMASTER, Levi
1890-1963
Levi Lemaster, 72 died in the Castle Fork Rest Home of Lowmansville at 3:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, after an extended illness. The son of the late John and Mallisa Salyers Lemaster, he was born in this county September 13, 1890. He had been at the Rest Home for the past eighteen months and prior to that time had lived at Sitka for several years, where he was a farmer. Surviving are a son, Herbert Lemaster, Louisa; four daughters, Mrs. Opal May, Houchville; Mrs. Alka Osborn, Washington, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth Kimbler, Blaine; Mrs. Alta Webb, Worthington, Ohio; three brothers, Clellie and Clyde Lemaster both of Sitka; Ealey Lemaster, Volga; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Stambaugh and Mrs. Esta Estep both of Sitka. Also surviving are twenty three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Sitka Church of Christ with Homer Picklesimer as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 15 1963

   
LYONS, Edgar
1915-1963
Edgar Lyons, 47, died suddenly at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, at his home at Tutor Key. A lifelong resident of Tutor Key he was born September 9, 1915, the son of the late Sam and Belle Wiley Lyons.  He was employed in the mines. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Adams Lyons, whom he married in this city, December 3, 1934. Other survivors include two sons, James Edgar and Howard Gene Lyons, both of Franklin, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Fannin, Miamisburg, Ohio; Mrs. Faye Belle Castle, Franklin, Ohio; two brothers, Florida Lyons, Tutor Key; Bert Lyons, River; three half brothers, Mitchell, Hubert and Walter Lyons all of Sandusky, Ohio; three half sisters, Mrs. Virginia Stephens, Urbana, Ohio; Mrs. Zelphia Shannon, Louisa, Mrs. Opal Church, Sandusky, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday at the home with Don Fraley and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 1963

   
MAY, Minnie (Spradlin)
1882-1963
Rites Sunday At Beechwall Mrs.Minnie Elizabeth may,81,died at the home of her son Patrick May,Route 2,Louisa,Friday morning May 24,after an extended illness. The daughter Ham and Jane LeMaster Spradlin she was born in Johnson County January 19 1882 and had lived at Leander most of her life.She had been at Louisa for the past two years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband David Ballard May,December 1942. survivors incudes seven sons T.H.and McConnel May both of Leander;Theodore May,Wheelersburg Ohio;German May,Indiana;Hargus May Jackson,Michigan;Patrick May Louisa;Arnold Lee May,Berea, Ohio;seven daughters,Mrs.Virgie O'Bryan,of this city;Mrs.Myrtle Blair and Mrs.Dora Blair both of Leander;Mrs.Malta Blair,Denver;Mrs.Alka Nckels,Baltimore,Md.;Mrs.Oneida Crumit,Charlotte, N.c.;Mrs.Ruby O'Keefe,Indianapolis,Indiana;a brother,Challie Spradin,West van Lear. Also surviving are sixty-one grandchilden,one hurdred and six great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m.Sunday at the Beechwall United Baptist church at Leander with Prater Blair,James H.Blair,Lonza Reed and J.T.Baily are officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Asa Creek. Paintsville Hearld Wednesday May 22,1963 MAY   MINNIE   E   1963   05   24   081 LRNCE  LAWRENCE

   
MCFADDIN, Claude
1883-1963
Claude McFaddin of Tomahawk Dies Thursday Claude McFaddin, 80, well-known resident of Tomahawk, died of a heart attack at his home at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, May 23. A native of Johnson County, he was born January 6, 1883, at Collista, the son of the late John H. and Florence Mort McFaddin.  He had made his home at Tomahawk for the past twenty-nine years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His first wife, Mary Jane McFaddin, preceded him in death October 12, 1955.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Cantrell McFaddin.  Other survivors include seven daughters by his first marriage:  Mrs. Dixie Providence, Tomahawk; Mrs. Rita Goble, West Van Lear; Mrs. Grace Sublett, Kitty Hill, Ohio; Mrs. Josephine Baldwin, Pedro, Ohio; Mrs. Alma Daniel, South Point, Ohio; Mrs. Roehima Peterson, Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church, with Melvin Sesco, Charlie Lemaster, Bill Meade, and Fred Rowland as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 1963

   
MEADOWS, Minnie (VanHoose)
1895-1963
Mrs. Minnie Meadows, 68, died at the home of her son, Arthur Meek, Thealka, at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30. The daughter of Scott and Martha Roberts Van Hoose, she was born at Tutor Key June 2, 1895.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Ben Meadows, preceded her in death September 1927. Survivors also include another son, William (Bill) Meadows, Louisville, four daughters, Marie Ward, Waverly, Ohio; Martha Chandler, Chandlerville; Sue Frazier, Martha; Clara Week, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Liz Brown, Springfield, Ohio; a brother, Brownlo Van Hoose, Tutor Key.  Also surviving are thirty-three grandchildren and sixteen great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Van Hoose Cemetery at Nippa with Millard Van Hoose and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN. 5, 1963

   
MEEK, Larry Steven
1946-1963
Larry Steven Meek, 19, serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana, was killed in a car wreck at DeRidder, Louisiana, at 2:25 a.m., Friday, May 3. He was a son of James and Myrna Boyd Meek of River Rouge, Michigan, and was born in West Virginia June 2, 1943. Surviving besides his parents are five sisters, Mrs. Gene Castle, Fayetteville, N.C.; Mrs. David Maynard, Tombstone, Arizona; Belva, Geraldine and Nancy Lynn Meek, River Rogue, Michigan; a brother, Charles A. Meek, Detroit, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Willie Duty as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Van Hoose Cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY May 8, 1963

   
RATLIFF, Farmer
1902-1963
Farmer Ratliff, 61, resident of Barnetts Creek, died in a local hospital at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23, of a stroke after an illness of three months.  The son of John E. and Dollie Trimble Ratliff, he was born April 18, 1902, at Barnetts Creek and had been a lifelong resident of that community where he was a farmer and a miner.  He was a member o the Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Spradlin Ratliff; six sons, John Ratliff, Johnstown, Ohio; Marlion Ratliff, Vandalia, Ohio; Jack Ratliff, Cherokee, Okla.; Henry, William, and Donald Ratliff, Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Reed, Franklin, Ohio; Mrs. Peggy Blair, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Mary Ramey, Sunbury, Ohio; two brothers, Freddie Ratliff, Staffordsville; Gordon Ratliff, Jackson, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs. Glada Fraley, King Addition; Mrs. Sadie Melvin, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Clara Preston, Barnetts Creek.  Also surviving are twenty-four grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church with Leo Colvin and Scott Caste as officiating ministers.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22, 1963

   
SALYOR, Bennie
1884-1963
Bennie Salyor, 76, died at the home of his niece, Elizabeth Jenkins, Williamsport at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, after an illness of three years. The son of the late Ben and Nancy Pace Salyor, he was born in this county, November 15, 1884, and had lived at Williamsport for the past nine months.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ.  Survivors include a son, Lloyd Salyor, Springfield, OH; a brother, John Salyor, East Point; two sisters, Sarah Jackson and Cora Blanton, both of this city.  Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Cline Salyer as officiating minister.  Burial was in Jenkins Cemetery at Williamsport.  Paintsville Herald, May 22, 1963.

  
SKAGGS, Douglas
1963
 Boy, 4, Killed When Auto Flips On Ohio Span An automobile did a complete flip Friday when brakes locked, landing on its wheels, killing a 4-year-old son of a former Johnson County couple. Douglas Skaggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Golden Skaggs, Ironton, Ohio, was thrown out and killed on the Ironton-Russell Bridge across the Ohio River.  The parents and two sisters were not injured. Other survivors include the grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Everett Skaggs, Red Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Ray McKenzie, Ashland. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22, 1963

  
SPARKS, Mary (Micyus)
1915-1963
Mary Sparks Rites Will Be Held Thursday Mrs. Mary Sparks, 47, wife of Chester Sparks of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 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. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY May 8, 1963

    
SUBLETT, Jay Jr.
1906-1963
Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack Jay Sublett, Jr., 56, well known C & O employee, died at 4:50 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, in the C&O Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., of a heart attack suffered eleven hours earlier. The son of Mrs. Lode Webb Sublett and the late Jay Sublett, Sr., he was born in this county, September 4, 1906.  He had lived in this city until a month ago when he moved to Ashland.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had been employed by the C&O for more than thirty years. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Mrs. Mae Webb Sublett; a sister Mrs. Fannie Allen, Allen; a brother, Alvin Sublett of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with F. S. VanHoose and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were employees of the C&O Railway Company.  They were: C.C. Bragg, Bobby Coles, G.E. Wilson, H.E. Stewart, Paul Crawford, Claude Elliott, J.W. Horton, H.C. Westmoreland, B.J. McMillian, Paul Elliott, Mirman Mc Kenzie and M.C. Allen. Burial was in the Sublett Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-8-1963

    
TRIMBLE, Sarah Ann (Ealey)
1963
Mrs. Sarah Ann Trimble, 93 known as "Aunt Sade", died at her home at Barnetts Creek at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 1963, after several months of illness. The daughter of the late William and Artie Pelphrey Ealey, she was a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Green Trimble, preceded her in death thirteen years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Trimble, Barnetts Creek; Ollie Tackett, Louisa; two stepdaughters, Virgie Blair and Grace Picklesimer both of Barnetts Creek. One son, Archie Trimble, Cable, Oh; a stepson, Frank Ealy, Miamisburg, Oh. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30, Tuesday May 21 at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Ealey Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 22, 1963 Mrs. Sarah Trimble, 93, known as “Aunt Sade”, died at her home at Barnetts Creek at 5:30 a.m., Sunday, May 19, after an illness of several months. The daughter of the late William and Artie Pelphrey Ealey, she was a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Green Trimble, preceeded her in death thirteen years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Trimble, Barnetts Creek; Ollie Tackett, Louisa; two stepdaughters, Virgie Blair, Barnetts Creek; Grace Picklesimer, Mingo, Ohio; a son, Archie Trimble, Cable, Ohio; a stepson, Buel Trimble, West Liberty, Ohio; two brothers, George Ealey, Barnetts Creek; Frank Ealey, Miamisburg, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday May 21, at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Willard O’Bryan as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Ealey Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 29, 1963



JUNE - 1963

ADAMS, Ben
1916-1963
Former City Policeman Dies Ben Adams, 47, former city policeman, died at his home at Southside at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, after a year’s illness. The son of the late John Elliott and Rachel Anna Gilham Adams, he was born in this county January 19, 1916.  He had been a lifelong resident of the county and was a member of Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM and a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Police force until ill health forced his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Picklesimer Adams, three daughters, Shirley Ann Adams, at home, Joan Adams, Staffordsville, Betty Sue Arms, at home; five brothers, Sanford and Mart Adams, Fuget; Charlie Adams, Flatwoods, Thurman Adams, Red Bush; Fred Adams, Greenup; four sisters, Mrs. Stella Lemaster, Flat Gap, Mrs. Levena Patrick and Mrs. Versie Jenkins of this city; Mrs. Clovie Fairchild, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Norman Roberts as officiating minister.  Graveside rites were conducted by the DAV.  Burial was in the Picklesimer Cemeter at Denver. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY June 26, 1963

   
AKERS, Joe
1893-1963
Joe Akers, 60, resident of Sitka, died in a local hospital Monday, June 24, after a brief illness. The son of the late Millard and Myrtie Preston Akers, he was born in this county November 4, 1893.  He had been a lifelong resident of Sitka and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Goldie Smith Akers, a daughter, Mrs. Lockie Patterson, Baltimore, Md., two brothers, James Akers, Nippa; Mitchell Akers, Ashland; four sisters, Mrs. Melisie Van Hoose, Nippa; Mrs. Sophia Beam, Stambaugh, Mrs. Evelyn Italia, Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Naomi Baldwin, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and C.H. Blankenship as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday June 26, 1963

   
CASTLE, Oakley
1905-1963
Oakley Castle, 58, died at his home at Lowmansville at 12:20 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, after an extended illness. The son of the late Farris and Julia Lyons Castle, he was born in this county April 11, 1905.  He had been a lifelong resident of Lowmansville and was employed as a miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Tackett Castle; two sons, Robert Cecil Castle, Springfield, Ohio; James Oakley Castle, Enon, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Jewell Skaggs, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Puckett and Mrs. Ida Green, Lowmansville; a niece, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Tackett, Midway, Ohio; whom he reared.  Also surviving are seven grand- children. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the home with Don Fraley, Van Skaggs and Claude Preston as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1963

------------------------------------------- Oakley Castle, born at Lowmansville, Ky., April 11, 1905, departed this life June 3,1963, at the age of 58 years.  He was the son of Faris and Julie Ann Castle. He was united in marriage to Irene Tackett October 5, 1923.  To this union were born three children, Robert Cecil Castle, Springfield, Ohio; James Oakley Castle, Fairborn, Ohio; and Ruby Jewell Skaggs, Columbus, Ohio.  One niece, Bonnie Jean Tackett, Midway, Ohio, made her home with them before her marriage. Oakley leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Julia Castle Thompson; two sisters, Nora Puckett and Mae Green all of Lowmansville and one brother, Roy Castle, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are seven grandchildren. He became a member of the Freewill Baptist church in 1938.  He had been a devout Christian since that time. Oakley was a good son, wonderful brother, Christian husband and father, and an inspiration to all who knew him. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 12, 1963

   
CAUDILL, Sarah Virginia (Murphy)
1886-1963
Mrs. Sarah Virginia Caudill, 76, resident of Kilbourne, Ohio, died Saturday, June 29, of a heart condition in Jane M. Case Hospital in Delaware, Ohio, after a long illness. A native of Johnson County, she was born at Buffalo, August 17, 1886, and had lived in Ohio for twenty-four years.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Delaware. Surviving are two sons, Harold and Weldon Caudill both of Kilbourne, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Trimble and Mrs. Ruby Johnson both of Kilbourne, Ohio; three brothers, Ernest Murphy, Veterans Hospital, Tennessee; William Murphy, Van Lear; Alex Murphy, Walbridge, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. John Brown, Ashland; Mrs. Samuel Renfrey, Simpsonville; Mrs. John Price and Mrs. Bosher Castle both of Shelby, Ohio.  Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the East Side Mission in Delaware with the Reverend Arnold Moore officiating.  Burial was in the Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-3-1963

   
COLLINS, Charlie
1886-1963
Charlie Collins. 77, died at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in a Columbus, Ohio hospital after suffering a heart attack.  The son of Garfield and Hannah Combs Collins, he was born at Denver April 7, 1886, and made his home at Nippa for several years.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Bolden Collins, whom he married in this city March 1918;  three sons, Chester Collins, Sunbury, Ohio; Jack and Herbert Collins, Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Missouri Pierce, Warsaw, Indiana; Dorothy Hale, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Add Collins, Collista; five sisters, Mary Jane Centers, Collista; Ida Arms, Thealka; Dollie Arms, Prestonsburg; Nettie Reed, Ironton, Ohio; Goldie Centers, Denver. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturd ay at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Earl Ratliff and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Hall Cemetery in King Addition. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-12-63.

   
DELONG, Minerva "Nerva" (Franklin)
1874-1963
Minerva Delong of Johns Creek Dies Friday Mrs. Minerva Delong, 86, better known as Nerva, a resident of Johns Creek, died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 21, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Abraham and Cynthia Webb Franklin, she was born September 19, 1874, in this state and had lived at Johns Creek since early childhood.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Isaac Delong, preceded her in death October 1, 1938. Survivors include a son, Bennie Delong, Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Webb, Mrs. Rosa Wells, and Mrs. Bessie Richmond, all of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, at the Philadelphia Church of Christ, with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 1963

   
FAIRCHILD, Lizzie (Rowland)
1891-1963
Mrs. Lizzie Fairchild, 72, died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at her home at Greentown following an extended illness. The daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Lemaster Rowland, she was born in Morgan County April 10, 1891, and had resided in this city since early childhood. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, Jess Fairchild, preceded her in death December 31, 1962. Surviving are three sons, William Fairchild, Ft. Ord, Calif.; John Fairchild of this city; Bennie Fairchild, Sea Side, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Zella Porter, English, W. Va.; Mrs. Bonniie Hall of this city; Mrs. Betty Jones, Bristol, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Susie Carter, Corbin. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Friday at the First Christian Church with the pastor, Rev. Charles Saunders, officiating. Pallbearers were Ollie Van Hoose, Estill Van Hoose, Lindsay B. Fairchild, Paul Fairchild, Williams Harris and Dale Kendle. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 1963

   
FRALEY, Bessie (Newsom)
1888-1963
Mrs. Bessie Fraley, 75, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 10:00a.m., Saturday, June 29,  after an illness of two years. The daughter of the late Nelson and Millie Nuncan Newsom, she was born in Lawrence County March 6, 1888. She had been a resident of this city for forty years and was  member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, James Fraley, preceded her in death in 1948. Survivors include eight sons, Ruell, Homer, Herschell and Hubert Fraley all of this city;  Rev. Dewey Fraley, Ypsilanti, Michigan; George and James Fraley, Flint, Michigan; Delmer Fraley also of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Gypsy Lyons, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Opal Daniels, Thealka; Mrs. Lizzie Gilliam and Katherine Davis both of this city.  Also surviving are forty-six grandchildren and twenty- eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were condicted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Bill Davidson, and Rev. C. C. Hall officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery in King Addition. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 1963

   
HALL, Hatcher
1907-1963
Hatcher Hall, Meally Resident, Dies Friday Hatcher M. Hall, 56, resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, after an illness of four years. The son of Martin M. and Sinnie Music Hall, he was born at Van Lear July 22, 1907. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are two brothers, James W. and Virgil Hall, both of Meally; three sisters, Verna Music, East Point; Virgie Walters, Meally. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m., at the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Hall Cemetery. Paintsville Herald June 26, 1963 Wednesday

   
HALL, Rev. Walter L.
1903-1963
The Reverend Walter L. Hooper, 60, prominent Freewill Baptist minister of this city, died in a local hospital at 10:18 p.m., Monday, June 3, after suffering a heart attack about an hour earlier at his home, 254 Washington Avenue. A native of Tennessee, Reverend Hooper was born May 11, 1903, the son of the late Jeff and Laura Martin Hooper.  He had made his home in this city for a number of years and was employed as a bookkeeper.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jewell Rudd Hooper; a son, James Leland Hooper of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Burchett of this city; two brothers, Doyle Hooper, Whitesburg; C. C. Hooper, Daytona Beach, Florida. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and C. C. Hall as officiating ministers. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1963

   
HORN, Belle (Conley)
1868-1963
Mrs. Belle Horn, 94, died at her home at Collista, at 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Tom and Liza Hitchcock Conley, she was born in this county August 9, 1868, and had been a resident of Collista most of her life.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Horn. Survivors include a son, Luther Horn, Collista; two Daughters, Mrs. Mary Castle, Sitka; Martha Horn, Collista. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Claude Preston as Officiating minister.  Music was By the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the family ceme-tery. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 12, 1963

   
LESTER, Willie
1898-1963
Willie Lester, 65, resident of Jenkins, died of a heart attack in the Whitesburg Memorial Hospital at 11:30 p.m., Friday, June 7. Mrs. Lester was a brother of Mrs. Everett Rice of this city. He had been in ill health for the past three years. The son of Mrs. Della Lester of Denver and the late C. L. Lester, he was born at Red Bush May 8, 1898. He moved to Jenkins approximately forty-three years ago where he was employed by the Consolidation Coal Company. Preceeding him in death was a son, J. C. Survivors include besides his sister, his wife, Mrs. Malta Salyer Lester, whom he married January 17, 1920, in this city, five daughters, Mrs. Venus Sorrell and Mrs. Clorine Scott both of Johnson City, Tenn.; Dela Mae Ratliff, Southpoint, Ohio; Opal Preston, Jenkins; Barbara Dorton, N. C.; a brother, Dewey Lester, Vero Beach, Florida. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thuesday, at the Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 1963

   
LOONEY, Jean (Preston)
1925-1963
Jean Looney, County Native, Dies in Ohio Mrs. Jean Preston Looney, 38, native of this county and resident of Piketon, Ohio, died in University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, June 27. She was born at Thelma April 13, 1925, the daughter of Mrs. Alka Castle Preston Lemaster of Louisa and the late Bruce Preston. Her first marriage May 9, 1940, was to Roy Lemaster, who preceded her in death August 10, 1950.  Four sons were born to this marriage, Billy Ray, Charles Luther, Robert Lee and John Wayne Lemaster.  In 1952 she was married to Wellord Dennison and they had one son, Garry Thomas Dennison.  In 1955 she was married to Chester Looney and to this union was born one daughter, Debra Jean Looney. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Patrick May, Louisa; Mrs. McConnell May, Leander; six half sisters, mrs. Vern Castle, Tutor Keys; Mrs. Bill Tackett and Mrs. Virgil Howard, David; Mrs. Ruth Caudill, Louisa; Mrs. Ray Castle, Jr. and Mrs. James A. Smith, Bellevue, Ohio; three half brothers, Walter Preston, David; Martin Lemaster, London, Ky.; Donald Thomas Lemaster, Bellevue, Ohio; one stepsister, Mrs. Charles Rider; two stepbrothers, Troy Lemaster, Piketon, Ohio; Roy Lemaster, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m., at the Union Christian Church of Christ in Piketon with the Reverend Floyd Rigsby of Waverly, Ohio, officiating. Burial was in the Piketon Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 1963

   
MEADE, Fred Hanibal
1911-1963
Fred Hannibal Meade, 52, resident of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and native of this county, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland at 10:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, following a brief illness.  The son of the late Fred and Lula Butler Meade, well- known residents of this county, he was born at Staffordsville May 21, 1911.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had made his home in Wheelersburg for a number of years where he was employed as a filling station attendant.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Cantrell Meade; a son, Charles Garry Meade, Wheelersburg, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Johnson, Sciotoville, Ohio; a brother, Gus Meade, Ashland; six sisters, Mrs. Crate Rice, Mrs. Robert Gunning, Mrs. W. C. Bailey and Mrs. Hysell Burchett all of this city; Mrs. W. M. Welch, Lexington; Miss May Meade, Ashland.  Also surviving are four grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., today at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Willard Wilcox and Charles Stapleton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 3, 1963

   
MEEK, Mary
1963
Mary Meek, 83, of Canton, Ohio, passed away in Aultman Hospital after a long illness.  She was the widow of the late Cornelius Meek of White House.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She had been a resident of Canton for the past 32 years. Survivors include four sons:  Hatcher, John, Sam, and William, all of Canton; four daughters, Mrs. Joe Boyd of Thelma, Mrs. Mary Perkins of Welaka, Florida, Mrs. Georgia Kidwell of Akron, and Mrs. Catherine Farver of Canton, with whom she made her home.  Also surviving is one half sister, Mrs. Tom Baldridge of White House, 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, with Rev. Charles Lincoln officiating.  Burial wasin the Sunset Hills Burial Park. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY June 12, 1963

   
MONTGOMERY, Eva (Penix)
1909-1963
Dies June 9 In Marion,Ind. Mrs. Eva Montomery, 54, resident of Maron, Indiana,died in Marion General Hospital at 11:45 a.m., Sunday, June 9, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Roscoe and Lula Litteral Penix,she was born in Magoffin County February 4, 1909 and had lived in Marion for the past two years.She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Willis Montgomery; four sons, Charles Montomery, Ashtabula,Ohio; Marvin and Glen Montgomery, Marion,Ind.; Joe Kenneth Montgomery of this city.three daughters, Mrs.Louisa Baldridge, Marion,Ind., Mrs.Juanta Fairchild and Miss Patsy Carol Montgomery both of this city; a brother, William Haney, Flint, Michigan; three sisters, Mrs.Leona Webb, Cabin Creek, W.Va.; Mrs.Bessie ward, Alma, Ohio; Mrs. Ina Risner, New Boton,Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m, Thursday at the Pentecostal Church of Christ in this city with Cline Salyer and E. L. Cyrus as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Keaton Cemetery on Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  June 19,1963

   
OSBORNE, Bertha
1879-1963
Mrs. Bertha Osborne, 83, resident of Volga, died at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, in a local hospital after an illness of two months. The daughter of the late John and Ellen Boggs Osborne, she was born in this county in 1879 and had been a lifelong resident of Volga.  She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include two sons, Fred Osborne, Volga; Theodore Osborn, Dayton, Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. W. M. McDowell, Logan, W. Va.; two sisters, Bessie McGowan, Newport News, Va.; Lillie Salyer, Dayton, Ohio.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Bruce Daniel as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 5, 1963

   
PATTON, James
1963
Funeral services will be conducted at the Epworth Methodist Church on North Limestone in Lexington at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, for James L. Patton, Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction who died Sunday evening at a Lexington Hospital after a brief illness.  He was 58. Dr. Patton was a former director of Mayo Vocational School and had held the Department of Education post since 1960.  He previously served about four years as director of the Bureau of Vocational Education. Dr. Patton, a native of Salyersville and former principal of the Salyersville high school was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky State College.  He had lived in Lexington since 1953. Burial will be in a Lexington cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN. 26, 1963

James L. Patton, 58, of Lexington, assistant superintendent of public instruction with the Kentucky Department of Education, died June 23 in Good Samaritan Hospital after suffering a heart attack six days earlier. Mr. Patton's career as an educator began in Salyersville, where he was principal of the high school.  He was the son of the Logan and Kate Picklesimer Patton of Salyersville. He had served as director of Mayo State Vocational School and had served about four years as director of the Bureau of Vocational Education before becoming assistant superintendent in charge of instruction under Wendell Butler in 1960. He was a graduate of Eastern State College and a member of Epworth Methodist Church. He had lived in Lexington since 1953. His wife, Mrs. Floy Deane Russell Patton, is a teacher of home economics at Bryan Station Senior High School, Lexington. Besides his wife, survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Pike, Carrollton; four sons, James Donald Patton, Burton, Ohio; Berlin R. Patton, with the U.S. Army in Germany; and John Logan Patton, Lexington; a stepson, Russell Earl Shain, Lexington and eight grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 1963

   
RICE, Louie M.
1909-1963
Louis M. Rice, 53, C & O Railway brakeman, died suddenly of a heart attack in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, June 9. The son of the late Charles L. and Sola May Rice, he was born in this county July 4, 1909, and had been a lifelong resident of Sitka. Surviving are three sons, Bob Rice of this city; Charles Rice, Georgia; Billie Rice, Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Edith Van Hoose, Dayton, Ohio; a brother M.W. Rice, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Daniels, Sitka; Mrs. Grace Bailey, Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with C.C. Hall as officiating minister.  Music was by the Sitka Singers. Burial was in the Rice family cemetery at Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY June 19, 1963

   
SALYER, Fonzo
1888-1963
Dies June 26 of Heart Attack Fonzo Salyer, 75, died of a heart attack at his home at Barnetts Creek at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday June 26.  The son of B. F. and Sarah O’Bryan Salyer, he was born at Barnetts Creek Jan 19 1888 and had been a life long resident of that community.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lula Blair Salyer whom he married at Denver May 30 1906; three sons, Ray, Glen and Asbury Salyer all of Barnetts Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Madge McAndrews, Frankfort; Mrs. Earl Bellar, Barnetts Creek; a sister, Mrs. Ben Stapleton, Catlettsburg.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with John Red Pelphrey, Lonza Reed, and Prater Blair officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery at Barnetts Creek.  Paintsville Herald, July 3, 1963.

   
SOWARDS, G. G. "Buster"
1912-1963
G.G. “Buster” Sowards, 51, former resident of this city, was killed instantly Monday, June 3, in a parking lot in Dayton, Ohio, when he was struck by a semi- trailer truck. The son of Mrs. Fannie Roberts Sowards of this city and the late Leonard Sowards, he was born in this county, January 24, 1912.  He had lived in Columbus, Ohio, for several years where he was employed as a painter. His wife, Bureta Horn Sowards, preceded him in death four years ago.  A daughter, Patti Jean, also preceded him in death. Survivors include besides his mother, a son, Bromley Keith Sowards, Hopewell, Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Middleton, Overland Park, Kansas; four brothers, Roy, Charles and Leonard Sowards, Jr., all of Columbus, Ohio; Daniel H. Sowards, Ft. Worth, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Con Lyons of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY June 12, 1963

   
SPENCER, Phoebe
1922-1963
Miss Phoebe Spencer, 41, resident of this city, died at her home at 4:30 a.m., Sunday, June 2. The daughter of the late Bernie and Dessie Adams Spencer, she was born at Van Lear August 4, 1922, and had lived in this city for the past fourteen years. Survivors include her stepmother, Myrtle Spencer; a brother, Harold Spencer, Warsaw, Ind.; two sisters, Lou Vernie Bowling, Red Bush; Bernice Duty, Wionna Lake, Ind.; a half brother, John Blevins, Jr., of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today at the Pentecostal Church of Christ with John Marshall as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery in this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY June 5, 1963

   
SWORD, H. C. "Herby"
1875-1963
H.C. Sword, 88, well known resident of this city better known as "Herby" died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 14, after an extended illness. The son of the late Harry and Lourissa Damron Sword, he was born in West Virginia, May 28, 1875.  He formerly lived at Yeager in Pike County, but had resided in this city for the past fifteen years.  Prior to retirement he had been employed as a teacher and bookkeeper. His wife, Mrs. Hila Jane Sword, preceded him in death March 25, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Hugh Sword, Dwale; Clyde H. Sword, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Hall, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. W.H. Potter and Mrs. O.V. Bennett both of this city; Mrs. Stella Hicks, Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Nell Wayland, Ashland. Also surviving are twenty-four grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the First Christian Church with the pastor, Reverend Charles Saunders, as officiating minister.  Pallbearers were the grandchildren.  Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in this city. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-16-1963

    
WELLS, Raymond
1942-1963
Raymond Wells, 20 former resident of Van Lear, was killed instantly about 4:00 a.m., Sunday, June 23, in an automobile accident near Defiance, Ohio. He was born November 2, 1942, at Van Lear the son of Joe and Lillie Webb Wells. At the time of his death he was making his home in Defiance where he was employed by Campbell's Soup Company. Surviving besides his parents are six brothers, Joe D., Denver and Hubert of Van Lear; Charles, George and Everett Wells all of Defiance, Ohio; two sisters, Josephine Cassidy, Dayton, Ohio; Gerald Cassidy, Tuscon, Arizona. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today at the Daniels Creek Church of Christ with Leonard Webb as officiating minister. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 1963



JULY - 1963

AKERS, James C.
1963
James C. Akers, 48, died in Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio on Friday, July 19.  He had been ill longer than 3 years with cancer. Surviving besides his wife, Ilia Davis Akers, are three daughters and one son. He was a native of Johnson County and was a nephew of Cam Stambaugh of this city. Funeral services were held July 22 at Rouscup Church of Christ in Lima. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery in Lima. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 31, 1963

    
BAILEY, Belle (Patrick)
1878-1963
Mrs. Belle Patrick Bailey, 85, Winchester, former resident of this city died at 6:55am, Monday at Paris where she was a patient in a TB Hospital. Mrs. Bailey, born March 19, 1878, in Magoffin County was the daughter of the late John L. and Sarah Jane Craft Bailey.  She was the widow of L. C. Bailey. Survivors include one son, Harry J. Bailey of Winchester; one stepson, W. B Bailey of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Litteral of Oil Springs; and Mrs. Pauline Patrick of Nebraska.  Also surviving are to grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm, today at the Salyerville Methodist Church by the Rev. E. T. Curry and the Rev. Smith. Burial was in the Salyerville Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 10, 1963

   
BALDWIN, Sarah (Syverson)
1963
Mrs. Sarah Baldwin, 44, resident of Jennies Creek, died in a local hospital at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, after an illness of several months. A native of this county, Mrs. Baldwin was the daughter of Hubert and Cora Litteral Syverson. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William Baldwin; a son, Charles M. Baldwin, at home; two daughters Mrs. Crate McCarty, Collista; Linda Joyce Baldwin, at home; five sisters, Mrs. Herman Stapleton of this city; Mrs. Edgar Bowling, Van Lear; Mrs. Robert I. Croy, Miami, Ohio; Mrs. Robert Johnson, City; Mrs. Earl Salyer, McLackey, Minn.; three half brothers, John Kimbler, St. Paul, Minn.; Robert Kimbler, Minneapolis, Minn.; Paul Kimbler, Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Southside Enterprise Baptist Church with Vern Conley and Lowell Pelphrey as officiating ministers. Music was by the George Conley Quartet. Burial was in the Sublett Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 1963

   
BARNOTT, John A.
1886-1963
John A. Barnott, 76, resident of Weeksbury, died in a local hospital at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, after an extended illness. He was born in Calumet, Michigan, December 1, 1886, and had lived at Weeksbury since 1918.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a former gas and coal foreman. His wife, Mrs. Anna Watsell Barnott, survives.  They were married April 22, 1919. Other survivors include a son, John A. Barnott, Jr., Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Violet D. Hall of this city; a brother, Frank Barnott, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Pichiotin, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Angelia Rolando, Owasso, Michigan. Also surviving are four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Wheelwright Community Church with Rev. Leo Frankrone as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Pikeville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 24, 1963

   
BOGGS, Amanda (Grim)
1884-1963
Mrs. Amanda Boggs, 78, died at her home at Sitka at 5:15 p.m., Sunday, July 21, after an illness of five months.  The daughter of Marion and Melvina Daniels Grim, she was born at Lowmansville, December 18, 1884, and had lived at Sitka for twenty- seven years.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  Her husband, Charles Boggs, preceded her in death in 1948.  Survivors include a son, Charles Boggs, Sitka; three sisters, Lizzie Lewallen, Portsmouth, Ohio; Laura Murray, Wayland; Celia Perkins, Blackfoot, Idaho.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church with Bruce Daniel and Don Fraley as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Concord. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 31, 1963

   
BURCHETT, T. H.
1896-1963
T. H. Burchett, 66, well-known native of Johnson County, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home Route 1, Louisa, at 10:05 a.m., Thursday, July 4.  He had been in ill health for the past five years.  The son of Henry and Elizabeth Chandler Burchett, he was born at Stambaugh September 21, 1896, and had lived at Louisa for eight years.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carma Van Hoose Burchett, whom he married September 6, 1919, at Nippa; a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Daniels, South Point, Ohio; two brother, Herman Burchett, Jenkins; Isaac Burchett of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Bradley Patrick, Nippa; Mrs. Shelton Leak, East Point; Mrs. Taylor Music, Hager Hill.  Also surviving is a grandson, Tommie Preston, South Point, Ohio.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Sunday at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with C. C. Hall, Garfield Booth, Byrd Webb, Claude Preston and Robert Hart, Jr., as officiating ministers.  Active pallbearers were Billy Joe Burchett, Charlie B. Van Hoose, M. J. Van Hoose, Kennety Van Hoose, Henry Allen Patrick, Vernon Wells, Bradley Patrick, Jr., Henry J. Music, and Taylor Music, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers were Procter Fyffe, Robert Hughes, Robert J. Scarberry, Ray Conley, J. H. Pelphrey, Dan Wheeler, R. C. Lyon, D. H. Dorton, Clarence Murphy, Freddy Scarberry and Lloyd Murphy.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 10, 1963

   
BUTCHER, M. L.
1918-1963
M.L. Butcher, 44, who was employed as a heavy equipment operator by the Southern Hills Supply Company in Dayton, Ohio, was killed at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, when a high lift he was operating turned over on him.  He had been employed as an operator for eleven years. The son of Mrs. Lura Deboard Butcher of Boons Camp and the late Ballard Butcher, he was born at Boons Camp December 18, 1918.  He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jenlee Van Hoose Butcher, whom he married at White House June 26, 1937. Also surviving are four sons, Marcus Harold Butcher, Miamisburg, Ohio; Cecil, Clyde and Phillip Butcher at home; four daughters, Diana, Vendia, Rita and Eva Butcher, all at home; three brothers, Arnold Butcher, Blair, W. Va.; Earl and Willie Butcher both of Boons Camp; three sisters, Elva Mollett, Mary Preston and Edna Preston all of Boons Camp.  Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp with Fred Rowland and Oren Davis as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Butcher cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 31, 1963

   
CASTLE, Clarence Douglas
1963
Virgil Daniel Clarence Douglas Castle Two men were killed and two others seriously injured Thursday, in a head-on collision of two automobiles on U.S. 23, about eight miles north of Paintsville. The accident occurred at 12:45 a.m. Dead are Virgil Daniel, 21, of Ulysses and Clarence Douglas Castle, 22, of Nippa. Injured are Homer Castle, 25, and James McCarty, 16. According to State Policeman Jack Music, Clarence Douglas Castle, driving a 1954 Ford, 2-door, was traveling north, and Virgil Daniel, in a 1953 Chevrolet, 2-door, was going in the opposite direction. According to Music, the four men had been together, and Daniel had got out of Castle’s car at Sycamore School and had gone to Border’s Café where the four had planned to meet later. The other three had visited the Route 23 Drive-In and left the drive-in only 15 minutes before the accident to go to Borders Café.  Castle had just come out of the curve on the south side of Sycamore Hill, at what is known as the Milton Joe Branch, when his car collided head on with the Daniel car.  It is believed Daniel, becoming impatient, had started to look for his companions. Virgil Daniel, Homer Castle, and James McCarty were thrown from the car which landed on the top side and afterward caught fire and burned.  The Daniel car was demolished. Homer Castle suffered deep lacerations to the head.  McCarty received a broken collar bone, fractured rib, and punctured lung.  His condition was reported to be satisfactory after being on the critical list for several days. Daniel was born in Johnson County May 9, 1943, a son of Earl and Saviller Fairchild Daniel. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Sue Young Daniel, and a son, Virgil Daniel, Jr.; also the following brothers and sisters:  Earl Daniel, Jr., Thelma; Paul Anderson Daniel, Nippa; Beulah Hyden, Thealka; Ella Rediford, City; Mary Jackson, Thealka, and Vertie Daniel, Nippa. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Walnut Grove Church by the Rev. Bruce Daniel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ulysses. Clarence Douglas Castle, son of Lora Castle was born April 14, 1941, and was a resident of Nippa.  He was a miner by occupation. Surviving besides his mother are four brothers, Vencil Ray, Ronnie, Lonnie, and Bernard Castle, Jr., all of Nippa. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Preston and the Rev. Bruce Daniel Burial was in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 17, 1963

   
CAUDILL, Ed
1883-1963
Ed Caudill, 82, resident of Turner Branch, died in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, after an illness of four weeks. The son of the late Dan and Mary Sellar Caudill, he was born in this county, April 11, 1883, and had resided at Turner Branch for twenty years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cleo Merritt Caudill, whom he married, January 15, 1916, at Riceville; five sons, Earl Caudill, Riceville; Lawrence Caudill, Minford, Ohio; Paris Caudill, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Ed Caudill Jr., Barnetts Creek; Jack Caudill, Turner Branch; three daughters, Mrs. Rusha Tackett, London, Ohio; Mrs. Pearl Jackson, Lucasville, Ohio; Mrs. Minnie Burke, Oil Springs.  Also surviving are forty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at the Long Fork United Baptist Church at Riceville with Lonza Reed as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Riceville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-7-1963

   
DANIEL, Virgil
1963
Virgil Daniel Clarence Douglas Castle Two men were killed and two others seriously injured Thursday, in a head-on collision of two automobiles on U.S. 23, about eight miles north of Paintsville. The accident occurred at 12:45 a.m. Dead are Virgil Daniel, 21, of Ulysses and Clarence Douglas Castle, 22, of Nippa. Injured are Homer Castle, 25, and James McCarty, 16. According to State Policeman Jack Music, Clarence Douglas Castle, driving a 1954 Ford, 2-door, was traveling north, and Virgil Daniel, in a 1953 Chevrolet, 2-door, was going in the opposite direction. According to Music, the four men had been together, and Daniel had got out of Castle’s car at Sycamore School and had gone to Border’s Café where the four had planned to meet later. The other three had visited the Route 23 Drive-In and left the drive-in only 15 minutes before the accident to go to Borders Café.  Castle had just come out of the curve on the south side of Sycamore Hill, at what is known as the Milton Joe Branch, when his car collided head on with the Daniel car.  It is believed Daniel, becoming impatient, had started to look for his companions. Virgil Daniel, Homer Castle, and James McCarty were thrown from the car which landed on the top side and afterward caught fire and burned.  The Daniel car was demolished. Homer Castle suffered deep lacerations to the head.  McCarty received a broken collar bone, fractured rib, and punctured lung.  His condition was reported to be satisfactory after being on the critical list for several days. Daniel was born in Johnson County May 9, 1943, a son of Earl and Saviller Fairchild Daniel. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Sue Young Daniel, and a son, Virgil Daniel, Jr.; also the following brothers and sisters:  Earl Daniel, Jr., Thelma; Paul Anderson Daniel, Nippa; Beulah Hyden, Thealka; Ella Rediford, City; Mary Jackson, Thealka, and Vertie Daniel, Nippa. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at the Walnut Grove Church by the Rev. Bruce Daniel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ulysses. Clarence Douglas Castle, son of Lora Castle was born April 14, 1941, and was a resident of Nippa.  He was a miner by occupation. Surviving besides his mother are four brothers, Vencil Ray, Ronnie, Lonnie, and Bernard Castle, Jr., all of Nippa. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude Preston and the Rev. Bruce Daniel Burial was in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 17, 1963

   
DAVIS, William
1884-1963
William Davis, 79, died at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jane Wells, Collista, following a brief illness. The son of the late Alex and Lottie Murray Davis, he was born in this county May 11, 1884, and had been a lifelong resident of the Sitka community where he engaged in farming.  He was a minister of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amanda Stambaugh Davis.  They were married February 17, 1910, in this county.  Other survivors include four sons, Walter and Arnold Davis, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Roy Davis, London, Ohio; Willie J. Davis, Baltimore, Md.; four other daughters, Miss Gladys Davis of this city; Mrs. Ola Shief, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Doris Lee Travis and Miss Roberta Sue Davis, both of Lexington; two brothers, Sam Davis, Sitka; Robert Davis, Washington C. H., Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Arizona Crislip, Sitka; Mrs. Exer Culwell, Londonderry, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the United Baptist Church in this city, with F. F. Rigsby, Lonza Reed and Cullie Sparks as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the George Murray Cemetery in Puncheon. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 31, 1963

   
DELONG, James Harrison
1890-1963
James Harrison DeLong, 73, well-known resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 8:50 a.m., Sunday, after an extended illness. The son of the late David V. and Nancy Davis DeLong, he was born in Martin County April 1, 1890.  A retired miner and former resident of Thealka, Mr. DeLong had made his home in this city for sixteen years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F&AM. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Coldiron DeLong, whom he married in this county April 10, 1915; a son, Dr. Henry DeLong, Louisville; two daughters, Mrs. Grant Kascle, New York City; Mrs. R. G. Spratt, Athens, Greece; a brother, Tilden DeLong, Inez; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Howard, Inez; Mrs. Lora Wells, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted today at the First Baptist Church, with the pastor, the Reverend James Wallace, officiating.  Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 31, 1963

   
FAIRCHILDS, Glen
1963
Glen Fairchilds, 27, died about 12:15 Monday at the entrance to the Paintsville Hospital where he had received medical aid.  According to Dr. Glen R. Powell, who performed an autopsy on the body, “death was caused by trauma to the base of the brain.” Chief of Police Bill Witten said he and E.J. Music, city policeman, arrested Fairchilds about 3:00 a.m. Saturday in the vicinity of Clyde’s Market. He was charged with having stolen property in his possession, and was lodged in the city jail in the same cell with several other prisoners.  Witten said Fairchilds offered no resistance and submitted quietly to the arrest. According to Estil Colvin who was a prisoner in the room with the victim, Fairchilds seemed normal and laughed and talked.  He ate his Sunday evening meal and then suddenly seemed to go wild.  He screamed all night and kept the other prisoners awake, Colvin related. He was handcuffed by three men and transferred to the county jail by the City Police about 10:00 Monday where he continued in a violent state, screaming continuously, according to Magistrate John Burton. Paris Blevins, county jailer, said he tried to get a doctor and in the meantime, the prisoner’s father arrived.  It required about four or five men to hold the victim. A blanket was placed in the back of a pickup truck and he was removed to the Paintsville Hospital.  Dr. Hall examined the man and administered medication and he died about 20 minutes later, it was said. Coroner James R. Preston said the man had bruises on both shoulders and on the vertebra at the back of his neck. Colvin said Fairchilds received no personal injury while he was with him in the city jail, but that he arrived after Fairchilds was admitted. Jailer Blevins said the man was in the county jail about one hour before he was removed to the hospital, and that he received no injury there that he was aware of. The cell which he occupied alone, was checked for blood and other evidence of violence but none was found. Police Judge Robert Stafford told how he held an examining trial for Fairchilds Sunday morning on the charge of having stolen property in his possession, to which the prisoner pleaded guilty.  He said a resident of Painters Lick had sold the merchandise to him.  It consisted of about $20 worth of canned meat, chewing tobacco, chewing gum, crackers, etc. Judge Stafford said the Picklesimer Store and Service Station on Mudlick had been broken into and the merchandise removed.  Fairchild testified he waited a few 100 yards from the store while his accomplice took the items from the store and they then drove in the other man’s car to the Mello Cup on the Route 23 bypass.  He said he then waded the creek with the merchandise with intentions of trading it for beer, but was arrested near Clyde’s Market. Stafford said he seemed calm and had no indication of nervousness during the trial. He was placed under a $2,000 bond and ordered to be removed to the county jail, Stafford said. An inquest will be held Friday in the case. The victim was born September 8, 1935 a son of Virgil and Rosa Fairchilds of this county.  He was a resident of Barnetts Creek at the time of his death. He was a miner by occupation. Surviving are his wife, Opal Fairchilds, one brother, Virgil Willis Fairchilds, Staffordsville, and four sisters, Mrs. Beulah Fairchilds, Paintsville, Mrs. Rusha Hannah, Staffordsville and Pearlie and Freda Fairchilds of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Fairview Church on Barnetts Creek by Reverend Bruce Daniel and Rev. James Daniels. Burial will be in the Barnette Creek Ratliff Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 10, 1963

   
FITZPATRICK, Cora (Blair)
1885-1963
Mrs. Cora Fitzpatrick, 78 resident of East Point, died of a heart attack in a local hospital at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25. The daughter of the late Joe and Rachel Arms Blair, she was born in the county March 2, 1885 and had been a resident of East Point for three years. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, William Fitzpatrick, preceded her in death twenty-two years ago. Surviving are three brothers; Leonard Blair, East Point; Everett Blair, Leander; Rex Blair, West Van Lear; three sisters, Callie Howell, West Prestonsburg; Allie Whittaker, East Point, Ida Litteral, Greenup. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday at the Whittaker Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Dewey Conley as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 31 1963

   
HISLE, Karen Crooks
1963
Karen Crooks Hisle, 10-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armer Guy Hisle of this city, was found dead about 9:50 a.m., Sunday in her crib at the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Crooks in Mt. Sterling. Montgomery County coroner, A. L. Mitchell, ruled death by suffocation. Other survivors are a sister, Linda LeGrand Hisle, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hisle also of Mt. Sterling. Services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday in Macpelah Cemetery by the Rev. John Howard. Mr. Hisle came to Paintsville several months ago as manager of the Southern Bell Telephone Company here.  Little Karen was born a few weeks later and the family joined Mr. Hisle here to make their home. The Hisle's were spending the week end in Mt. Sterling when the tragedy occurred. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-17-1963

   
HUFF, Quiller
1896-1963
Quiller Huff, 67, died at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, at his home at West Van Lear of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The son of the late William and Rebecca Phelps Huff, he was born February 20, 1896, in this county and had resided at West Van Lear most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War I and a retired barber. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nola Daniels Huff; six daughters, Mrs. Gloria Spears and Miss Brenda Huff both of West Van Lear; Mrs. Sybil Williams, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Goldie Williams, Hampton, Va.; Mrs. Marjorie Grant, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Carol Pelphrey, Hager Hill; two brothers, Millard Huff, Kerz; Johnny Huff, Oil Springs.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with John Hibshman as officiating minister.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at West Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 1963

   
LEMASTER, Jerry Michael
1963
Jerry Michael Lemaster, infant son of Tennyson and Martha Adkins Lemaster, of Springfield, Ohio, died in Mercy Hospital in Springfield July 2. He was brought to the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lemaster of Manila.  Other survivors include a brother, Floyd, and a sister, Lynn. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at highland memorial Gardens by Rev. Lonza Reed. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 1963

   
MEEK, Jesse
1886-1963
Jesse Meek, 76, retired mine of Boons Camp, died at his home at 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, following an illness of two years. The son of the late Nathaniel and Columbia Webb Meek, he was born October 6, 1886, at Boons Camp and had been a lifelong resident of that community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary J. Crum Meek, whom he married at Boons Camp June 1902; two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Butcher, Boons Camp; Mrs. Judy Kirkpatrick, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Winifrey Meek, West Van Lear.  Also surviving are three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with John Crum and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 1963

   
MILLER, Donald
1924-1963
Donald Miller Dies Sunday in Clearwater Donald E. Miller, 39, died at Clearwater, Florida, at 9:20 p.m., Sunday, July 14, after an illness of two weeks. The son of Edward and Edna Moshler Miller, he was born in South Dakota, April 14, 1924.  He had been in Clearwater for three weeks where he was employed as a salesman. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joan Blanton Miller, and a stepson. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Homer Evans as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the Blanton Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY July 17, 1963

   
MULLINS, Ralph
1905-1963
Ralph Mullins, 58, died at his home at Red Bush at 9:45 a.m., Friday, July 26, after an extended illness. Mr. Mullins was a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Rose Mullins of Keaton and the late William Henry Mullins.  He was born in Ohio June 25, 1905, but had lived at Red Bush most of his life. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and worked as a driller in the oil fields. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Esta Ferguson Mullins, whom he married July 15, 1925, in this county; two sons, William T. Mullins, Huntington, W. Va.; Gary Mullins, Red Bush; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva McKenzie, Columbus, Ohio; seven brothers, Jess Mullins, Red Bush; Mort Mullins, Keaton; Charles Mullins, Campbellsville; Basil and Elwood (Bobby) Mullins, of this city; Pearl Fritz (Mutt) Mullins, Terryville; Harold Mullins, Wheelersburg, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Polly Margaret Huff, Lexington; Mrs. Maude Belle Hayes, Mansfield, Ohio. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the United Baptist Church at Keaton with J. T. Bailey and Jarrett Caudill as officiating ministers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 31, 1963

   
MURPHY, Virginia (Mollett)
1908-1963
Virginia Murphy Rites To Be Held Here Thursday Mrs. Virginia Murphy, 55, wife of Clarence Murphy of this city, died in a Lexington hospital Monday, July 22, after an illness of several months. A native of Martin County, Mrs. Murphy was born June 15, 1908, the daughter of Joseph Mollett of Martin County and the late Minnie Boyd Mollett.  She had lived in this city most of her life and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Other survivors include three sons, Paul Curtis and Douglas Murphy both of this city; Thomas Murphy of Cherry Point, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Bennie Nash, Beaumont, Texas, Mary Susan Murphy of this city; two brothers, William Mollett, Madison, W. Va.; Joseph Mollett, Mansfield, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Oba Austin, Meally; Mrs. Ellis Bagley, Dry Hill; Mrs. Herbert Estep, Delbarton, W. Va.; Mrs. Shade Meek, McArthur, Ohio.  Also surviving are five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert Hart as officiating minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 24, 1963

   
OSBORNE, Elizabeth (Turner)
1963
Elizabeth Osborne Dies In Colorado; Burial At White House Mrs. Elizabeth Turner Osborne died July 24 at Edgewater, Colorado, at the age of 94. She was the widow of Dr. David Osborne, who practiced at White House and Harold and was widely known throughout this section. Mrs. Osborne was the last of the family of Morgan and Elaine Spencer Turner.  She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church for seventy-four years.  Her nearest surviving relative is a granddaughter, Mrs. Roger Slattery. The body was returned to Floyd County Monday and funeral rites were conducted Tuesday, July 30, from the Old Beaver Creek Church at Drift, the Revs. Mack McCloud, Jennell Moore and Luther Conn officiating.  Burial was made in the family mausoleum at White House. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.07, 1963

   
PINKERTON, John W.
1883-1963
John W. Pinkerton, 79, well known local resident, died at his home, 384 Stafford Street, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, after an illness of six months. A native of Carter County, Mr. Pinkerton was born September 5, 1883, a son of the late John D. and Elizabeth Johnson Pinkerton.  A former Van Lear resident and retired miner, Mr. Pinkerton had made his home in this city for eighteen years.  A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and of Van Lear Lodge No. 885. He was married in this county September 24, 1919, to the former Emma Chandler, who survives.  Other survivors include five sons, John Wesley Pinkerton, Pikeville; H. D. Pinkerton, Grand Prairie, Texas; Charles Pinkerton of this city; Rosco Pinkerton, Akron, Ohio; Richard L. Pinkerton, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Charlene Baldridge, Frenchburg; two half brothers, William Pinkerton, Rand, W. Va.; Raymond Pinkerton, Elk View, W. Va.; a half sister, Mrs. Ethel Martin, Cedar Grove, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the First Baptist with the Reverend James Wallace, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.  Graveside rites were conducted by the Van Lear Masonic Lodge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 21, 1963

    
STAMBAUGH, James Hobart
1897-1963
James Hobart Stambaugh was born  at Stambaugh, Ky., July 5, 1897, the son of Lafayette and Sarah Murphy Stambaugh both of whom died at an early age. He departed this life on July 27, 1963, at the age of 66 years and 22 days. He was married to Alice Burchett, July 7, 1917, and to this union were born nine children, five sons, James Hobart, Jr., Cambridge, Ohio; Lafe, Belleville, Michigan; Clem, Auxier; Charles, U. S. Army, Germany; Alvin, at home; four daughters, Jalema Teater, Lexington; Murvel Crum, Stambaugh; Virginia Lewis, Baltimore, Md.; Janice Belhasen, Stambaugh. He was the first of his family to be called home and is also survived by fourteen grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Stambaugh, Nippa; three sisters, Della Van Hoose, Louisville; May Daniels, Ashland; Eunice Daniels, Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother, Holbrook Stambaugh. Both the Stambaugh and and Murphy families were early settlers in this area and had large families, were of hardy stock, a nd his surviving relatives are numerous. Brother Hobart was baptized into Christ August 11, 1929, and since that time has been a faithful worker for the church, a leader in his community with always a kind word and Christian advice for all with whom he came in contact, always admonishing and advising his children and family in Christian principles and the way to a good life. He was a coal miner and farmer for many years. A patient and gentle man, he had been in ill health for several years. The latchstring was always open at his home to his family, friends and wayfarers, and he will be sadly missed by his neighbors and entire community, as well as his family. He passed on to his reward with abiding faith, he had lived with and the appropriate words in short to describe him are "He was a good man." PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 1963

   
TRIMBLE, Bruce
1889-1963
Bruce Trimble Rites Sunday at Barnetts Creek Bruce Trimble, 73, retired postmaster and merchant of Barnetts Creek, died in Veterans Hospital in Huntington, W. Va. at 5:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, after an illness of several months. A son of the late John M. and Clarinda Spradlin Trimble, he was born at Barnetts Creek November 24, 1889, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Norcie Reed Trimble, whom he married forty-four years ago; four sons, Davis R. Trimble, Barnetts Creek; Granvil Trimble, London; John M. and Paul W. Trimble both of this city; [Brothers, Quince] Trimble, Columbus, Ohio; Elmer Trimble, Jackson, Ohio; Wince Trimble of this city.  Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey and Oscar McCarty as officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Byrd O. Preston, Arnold Reed, William L. Trimble, Claude Trimble, Harry D. Trimble and Byron Trimble. Burial was in the Reed Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY July 24, 1963

   
WEBB, James "Buddy"
1884-1963
James "Buddy", 79, died at his home at West Van Lear, Monday, July 8, after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of this county, he was born July 4, 1884, the son of the late Jefferson and Julia Howard Webb.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and prior to his retirement was employed as a lineman for a power company. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva Auxier Webb; and three sons, Carl Webb, West Van Lear; Ray Webb, Columbia, S.C.; Foster Webb, Williamson, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., today, at the Church of Christ in this city, with Leonard Webb as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery in Martin County. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 10, 1963



AUGUST - 1963

ARMS, Mollie (O'Bryant) (Stapleton)
1876-1963
Mrs. Mollie O’Bryant Stapleton Arms, 87 resident of King Addition, died in a local hospital at 1:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 13, after an illness of several weeks. A native of Johnson County, she was born May 31, 1876, the daughter of the late Edmond and Dianna Sparks O’Bryant.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her first marriage was to Leona Stapleton who preceded her in death.  She later married Sanford Arms, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Miltie Stapleton, Washington C.H., Ohio, Jessie Lee Stapleton, Defiance, Ohio; two daughters, Stella Melvin of this city; Oretha Lemaster, Defiance, Ohio.  Also surviving are six grandchildren and eleven great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at the Third Street Baptist Church with C.C. Hall, Scott Castle and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Davis Branch. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 14, 1963

   
BALDWIN, Emily (Fairchild)
1880-1963
Mrs. Emily Baldwin, 82, died at her home at Oil Springs at 1:25 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Andrew and Cynthia Hitchcock Fairchilds, she was born in this county December 31, 1880, and had been a lifelong resident of the Oil Springs community. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Joel H . Baldwin, Sr., preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Sherman Baldwin, Oil Springs; Shelvy Martin Baldwin, Galloway, Ohio; Joe H. Baldwin, Jr., Staffordsville; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie McKenzie and Mrs. Ruby McKenzie both of Elna; Mrs. Samantha Bayes, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Mrs. Louisa Holbrook, Fuget; Mrs. Talitha Burchett, Laconia, Indiana; two brothers; Nimrod Fairchild, Mansfield, Ohio; Willie Fairchild, Richmondale, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Van Hoose, South Portsmouth; Mrs. Alka McKenzie, Volga. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed, F. F. Rigsby, and J. T. Bailey as officiating ministers. Burial was in Paddy Flats at Fuget. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 1963

   
BARKER, Chloe (Elam)
1898-1963
Mrs. Chloe Myrtle Barker, 65, died at her home at Van Lear at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, after a brief illness. The daughter of the late J.T. and Minnie Easterling Elam, she was born in Wolfe County April 19, 1898, and had made her home at Van Lear for the past three years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Barker; a son, Leonard Barker Jr., Detroit, Michigan; five daughters, Mrs. Olen Knight, Whitesburg; Mrs. Minnie Lou Mayo, Louisville; Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Magdalene Stratton, Cassopolis, Michigan; Mrs. Geraldine Sumpter, Premium; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Dalton, Hazard; Mrs. Ethel Yancey; Helenwood, Tennessee.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Russell Pack, James Lyons, and Edgar Hewlett as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 1963

   
BRANHAM, Morris
1906-1963
ROCHESTER - Morris Brannum, 57, Sevastapol, died Thursday in SouthBend Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for 18 months and critically ill the past three weeks. An employe of Franks Manufacturing Company At Mentone, he had lived in the Mentone area for 14 years. He-was a member of the Baptist Church in Burna, Ky. The son of David and Mary Beasley Brannum, he was born in Paintsville, Ky., on Aug. 1, 1906. He married Anna Kelly in Cleveland, Ohio, in March, 1945. She survives. Survivors are the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cunningham and Mrs. Maurice Alsobrook, both of Anderson; two sons, Jerry of Anderson and Marvin, with the Air Force in New Jersey; a step- daughter, Retta, at home; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Mitchell of Hamletsburg, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Martin, Brookport Ill. Funeral will be at First Christian  Church at Warsaw at 2PM Monday. The Rev. John Becker will  officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Warsaw.  Logansport Pharos-Tribune Aug 11 1963, Logansport Indiana Submitted By; Kim Donley

   
DANIEL, Lucy (Preston)
1879-1963
Mrs. Lucy Preston Daniel, 85, of 2238 Vinton Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio, died at 4 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, at The Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth. Mrs. Daniel was born September 8, 1879, at Mingo in this county, and was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. T. J. Preston. Surviving are two sons, Eschol Daniel, Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Grant Daniel, 1510 Franklin Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Sandless Mcquittyo, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Stapleton, 1837 Highland Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mrs. Ninian Brodbeck, 1729 Highland Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Julia Preston Woods, 422 Wood St., Paintsville, KY.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grant Daniel, who died in 1952; a daughter, and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Daniel was a member of the Ohio Valley Church in Garden City. Funeral services were held at Brock Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Ohio, Friday, August 30, with Rev. Paul Turner officiating.  Burial was in the Wheelersburg Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT. 11, 1963

   
DAVIS, Peggy Jane (Doolin)
1862-1963
Peggy Jane Davis, 101 years old, died Saturday, August 10, at her home at Chandlerville, after an extended illness. She was born December 1, 1862 about one year after Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as President of the United States. She was a daughter of Henry and Martha Doolin. Mrs. Davis had lived through an exciting century of the country's history from Civil War times to the present atomic and space age. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, and was the wife of the late Robert Davis. Surviving are one son, Sam Davis and a daughter, Miss Lucy Davis, both of Chandlerville. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M., Monday August 12, by the Reverend Ellis Doolin, at the George Murray Cemetery. Burial was in the George Murray Cemetery at Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 1963

   
GREEN, Hobart
1963
Hobart Green of Winfred.  Funeral services were  conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the Old Hood Church with Lonza Reed and Tommie Dalton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  Paintsville Herald, August 28, 1963.

   
HALL, Tisha (Ward)
1898-1963
Mrs. Tisha Hall, 65, resident of Homer, Michigan, died in Sheldon Memorial Hospital in Albion, Michigan, at 2:05 p.m., Sunday, August 4, following an illness of five days. The daughter of Emanuel and Ida Hinkles Ward, she was born at Inez, March 6, 1898, and had lived in Michigan for the past four years.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Willie F. Hall, preceded her in death March 29, 1959. Surviving are two sons, Garner and Willie Hall, Jr., both of Homer, Michigan; a daughter, Elenora Hall, Homer Michigan; a brother, Ransom Ward, Meally; a sister, Elizabeth Reynolds, Nicholasville; a half brother, Buster Staultz, Calif.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Meally Church of Christ with Vernon Mullins as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 7, 1963

   
MAY, Curtis, J.
1897-1963
Curtis J.May Of Swamp Branch Dies August 21 Curtis James May,66,died at his home at Swamp Branch at 3:30 p.m.,Wednesday August 21,after an illnes of four years. The son of John M.and Caladona Collins May,he was born May 25,1897,in Floyd County.He had resided at Swamp Branch most of his life,where he worked as a carpenter.He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mrs.Donnie Conley May; six sons,Raymond May, Rochester,Indiana;Donald May,Patterson,Ohio;John H.,Fostoria,Ohio;Curtis Jr., Montella,Wisconsin;Joe D.and Jack D.May both of Middleburg,Va.;three daughters Reva Brown,Fostoria,Ohio;Edna Carol and Ruth Jeane Blaton both of Oil Spring four brothers,Bruce May,Leesburg,Indiana;John May Vanlue,Ohio;Robert and Conn May both of Warsaw,Indiana;three sisters Mrs.Chloe Rice,Battle Creek,Michigan; Mrs.Dora Hill,Williamson,W.VA.;Mrs.Ocie Bayes,Fulton,Micigan. Funeral services were conductedat 1:00 p.m,Friday at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Adam Marshall as officiating ministers. Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.Burial was in the Family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 28 1963

   
MCGINIS, Roy
1917-1963
Roy McGinis, 46, died of a heart attack at 10:20 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W. Va.  He had been in ill health for the past five years.  The son of Blaine McGinis of Davella and the late Mollie Mills McGinis, he was born May 29, 1917 at Davella.  He had made his home at Sitka for the past nine years and was employed as a salesman.  His wife, Mrs. Alma Rice McGinis, whom he married September 14, 1939, at Inez survives.  Also surviving is a brother, Elmer McGinis of Yolyn, W. Va.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at the home of his father with Rev. C. C. Hall as officiating minister.  Music was by the Sitka Quartet.  Burial was in the McGinis Cemetery at Davella.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 21, 1963

   
MOLLETT, Russell
1909-1963
Russell Mollett of White House Dies August 12 Russell Mollett, 54, resident of White house, died at 8:30 a.m., Monday, August 12. in the C&O Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., after an illness of six months. The son of Epp and Rebecca Daniels Mollett, he was born in this county July 10, 1909, and had been a lifelong resident of the county.  He was employed as a trackman for the C&O Railway. His wife, Emma Mollett, preceded him in death January 9, 1954. Survivors include seven sons, Estill and James Ronnie Mollett, Germany; Kenneth and Millard Mollett both of White house; Elmer and Charles Mollett both of River; Roy Thomas Mollett, Springfield, Ohio; a brother, Levi Mollett, Thacker, W. Va.; three sisters, Nannie Childers, Thelma; Lina Miller, Charley; Emma Chapman, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Clyde Boling and Fred Rowland as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 21, 1963

   
PATRICK, Louvern (Hale)
1917-1963
Mrs. Louvern Patrick, 46, died at her home at Van Lear at 11:20 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, of gunshot wounds from a .22 rifle.  The injury was believed to be self- inflicted according to Coroner James R. Preston. The daughter of Grant and Lizzie Scarberry Hale, she was born April 15, 1917, at Boons Camp and had lived at Van Lear for four years. Surviving are two sons, Johnny Patrick and Granville Lee Patrick both of Van Lear; a daughter, Mrs. Rose Rowe, Wabash, Ind.; three brothers, Stant Hale, Washington D.C.; Jay Hale, Nolan, W. Va.; Mat Hale, Stova, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Perry, Boons Camp; Mrs. Lula Bowen, Williamsport.  Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Nim Sturgill as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT. 4, 1963

   
PHELPS, John H.
1881-1963
John H. Phelps, 82, died at his home at Van Lear at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, after an extended illness. The son of the late Quiller and Sally Hickey Phelps, he was born in this county May 30, 1881, and had been a lifelong resident of Van Lear.  He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Belle Fields Phelps; two sons, Mack Phelps, Keystone, W. Va.; Curtis Phelps, Rising Sun, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gladdis, Ludlow; Mrs. Freda Cavins, Van Lear; a brother, Dolpha Phelps, Oklahoma. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Van Lear Church of Christ with S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Clevenger Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 14, 1963

   
STAFFORD, Bertha (Collins)
1900-1963
Mrs. Bertha Stafford, 63, well known local resident, died at her home in Margaret Heights at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, August 29, after an illness of several months.  The daughter of Bud and Lydia Davidson Collins, she was born May 19, 1900, in this county and had been a lifelong resident of this city.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge and Daughters of America.  Her husband, Frank Stafford preceded her in death in 1945.  Survivors include a son, Frank Stafford, Jr., of this city; two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Cyrus, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Orville Castle of this city; a brother, John Crate Collins, Big Prairie, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Carter, Corbin; Mrs. Visa Coleman, Dayton, Ohio.  Also surviving are five granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-grandson.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the First Christian Church with the pastor Rev. Charles Saunders, and the Rev. Robert Hart officiating.  Burial was in the Melvin Cemetery at Staffordsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 4, 1963

   
STURGILL, Dorothy Lee (Spears)
1963
Rites Today At First Methodist Mrs. Dorothy Lee Spears Sturgill, 51, resident of Portage, Indiana, and formerly of this city, died in a hospital in Valparaiso, Indiana, Sunday, August 25 following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late John L. and Dora Stafford Spears and a granddaughter of the late Hamilton and Judith Ward Spears and of the late Frances Marion and Marietta Lavendar Stafford, both prominent families of the county. She received her education in the Paintsville City Schools and was a member of the First Methodist Church of this city before moving to Portage three years ago, where her membership was in the McCool Methodist Church. She was a former employee of the Federal Government, serving in the Welfare Agency, the Postal Department and the Employment Office in both levels of Federal and State. She was preceded in death by two sons, David Lee and John Harris. Surviving are her husband, Glen J. Sturgill; a son, Daniel Gerald, and a daughter, Marietta, both at home; two other daughters, Mrs. Fred Colvin, Decatur, Illinois; Mrs. Daniel Caudill, Moline, Illinois; a brother, John L. Spears of this city; a sister, Mrs. Edna May Hiber, Bremerton, Washington.  She was a niece of Miss May Stafford, Mrs. F. F. Smith and DeWitt T. Stafford all of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today at the First Methodist Church with the pastor, the Reverend Robert Hart officiating. Pallbearers were Leroy Slone, Deward Kazee, Ed Tyler, Burlin Griffith, Millard Vance, Fred White, G. E. Pack, Sr., and Winifred Bailey. Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-28-1963

   
WARD, Marvin
1898-1963
Marvin Ward, 65, died at his home at West Van Lear at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, August 11, following an extended illness. The son of the late Simon and Mary Bowens Ward, he was born in this county May 20, 1898.  A retired miner, he had made his home in West Van Lear for the past twenty years.  Prior to that time he lived in van Lear for twenty years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Sparks Ward; two sons, Richard D. Ward, Vandalia, Ohio; John Michael Ward, West Van Lear; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Runyon, Germantown, Ohio; Mrs. Ella Pack, Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Betty Jo Neal, Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Ervin Ward, Wheelwright; Johnnie Ward, Bainbridge, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Walters, Jewel Valley, Va.; Mrs. Margie Sparks, Barrett, W. Va.; Mrs. Virgie Dawson, Gallipolis, Ohio.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church at West Van Lear with John Crum, Elsie Banks and C. J. Sparks as officiating ministers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 14, 1963

   
WRIGHT, Margaret Jane (McKenzie)
1886-1963
MARGARET WRIGHT OF RED BUSH DIES FRIDAY Mrs. Margaret Jane Wright 76, lifelong resident at 2:10 pm, Friday, August 23, after an illness of several months. The daughter of the late W. H. and Manda Bailey McKenzie, she was born in the county September 24, 1886, and was member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Cam Wright, preceded her in death nine years ago. Survivors are a son, Ernest Wright, Red Bush; two brothers, John and Estill McKenzie both of Keaton; two sisters, Lizzie Skaggs, Terryville, Ohio; Sarah Kelly, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm, Sunday at the Keaton United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1963



SEPTEMBER - 1963

ARROWOOD, John Henry
1874-1963
John Henry Arrowood, 89, resident of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 8:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, after an illness of six weeks. The son of Marion and Deliaha Price Arrowood, he was born at Meally June 11, 1874, and had lived at Thealka for the past two years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minta Hitchcock Arrowood, whom he married in this city April 7, 1954; four sons, Jessie, Everett, and Milo Arrowood all of Ohio; John Arrowood, Jr., Van Lear; two brothers, Willie K. Arrowood, Meally; Lon Arrowood, Tutor Key; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Delong, Tollsboro; Mrs. Lillie Webb, Van Lear. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elzie Banks as officiating minister.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY September 25, 1963

   
BLAIR, Edgar Wilson
1885-1963
Edgar Wilson Blair, 78, lumberman and farmer of Lowmansville, died at his home at 1:35 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, after an illness of four years. The son of the late Joseph and Mary Montgomery Blair, he was born in this county March 14, 1885.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Blair, whom he married 1908; three sons, Flemon Blair, Sandy Hook; Raleigh  and Arlie Blair, both of Louisville; six daughters, Mildred Moon, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Ada Reed, Middeltown, Ohio; Glada Daniel, Elizabeth, Indiana; Mary Elizabeth Daniel, New Albany, Indiana; Vertrice Branham, Middletown, Ohio; Troyphena Brown, Elizabethtown, Indiana; two brothers, Dave Blair, Hamilton, Ohio; Ben Frank Blair, Miamisburg, Ohio; two sisters, Madge Gullett, Miamisburg, Ohio; Edna Rowland, Hamilton, Ohio.  Also surviving are twenty- three grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m., at the Beechwall Church with Millard O'Brian and Prater Blair as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Sam Blair Cemetery at Jennies Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 11, 1963

   
BLAIR, Mintie (Pelphrey)
1887-1963
Mintie Blair, daughter of Clarke and Martha McKenzie Pelphrey, was born June 18, 1887, and departed this life September 17, 1963.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bessie Blair Spradlin, and her husband, Andy Blair. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Bayless Baldwin, Collista, four grandchildren and 7 great grand- children, one brother, Willie Pelphrey, West Van Lear, one half brother, Frank Pelphrey, Nippa, 3 half sisters, Callie Say- lor, Gifford, Sally Adams, Ports- mouth, Ohio, Birtie Davis, Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Mrs. Blair lived most of her life in this community and has been a member of the United Baptist Church since age 17. She was a good woman and will be sadly missed by her family, neighbors, and friends. Beyond the gate your loved one Finds happiness and rest And there is comfort in the thought That a loving God knows best Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 25, 1963

   
CANTRELL, Thomas
1934-1963
Thomas Cantrell, 29, was killed instantly Friday when he lost control of a pick-up truck he was driving.  The accident occurred near Morehead.  He was dead upon arrival at Morhead hospital. A resident of Fairborn, Ohio, where he had resided for the past 7 months, he was born at Mima, Kentucky, June 23, 1934.  He was a son of Bazzie and Margret Roseberry Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell was a construction worker by occupation. Surviving are his wife, Fontella Keaton Cantrell, to whom he was married February 13, 1963 at Moon, Ky., and the following brothers and sisters: Ova Cantrell, Margie Wright, Tilda Smith and Betty Ratliff, all of Fairborn, Ohio, Essie Ferguson, Alamagorda, New Mexico, Bessie Ferguson, Mountain View, Cal. and Wilma Trimble, West Liberty, Kentucky. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Paint Valley Church at Relief.  Burial was in the Fannin Cemetery at Crockett, Ky. PAintsville Herald Wednesday 9-18-1963

   
CAUDILL, Emma (Collins)
1886-1963
Emma Caudill Rites Tuesday at Oil Springs Mrs. Emma Caudill, 76, resident of Oil Springs, died at 4:30 Saturday, September 28, at the home of a son, Bill Caudill, Denver after an illness of six weeks. The daughter of the late Allen and Elizabeth Miller Collins, she was born November 2, 1886, at Oil Springs and had lived in that community most of her life.  She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Menifee Caudill, preceded her in death in 1959. Survivors include another son, Hager Caudill, Tallahassee, Florida; two brothers John and Will Collins both of Oil Springs; two sisters, Julia Mayhew and Virgie Williams both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Oil Springs Methodist Church and burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-2-1963

   
DANIEL, Arby J.
1888-1963
Arby J. Daniel, 75, well-known resident of Kerz, died in local hospital at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 25, after an illness of several months. The son of Dan and Rebecca Stapleton Daniel, he was born at Kerz, June 9 1888, and had lived there most of his life.  He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Etta Mae Daniel, whom he married April 5, 1907, at Flat Gap; four sons, Mitchell, Marshall, and Morris all of Ashland; Bruce Daniel, Kerz; three daughters Mrs Grover Lance and Mrs Leroy Castle of Ashland; Mrs. John Rice, Brooksville; two brothers, Leo and Mason of Ashland.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Herman Ross, and Arthur Morris as officiating ministers.  Music by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 2, 1963.

   
DANIEL, Nora Elizabeth (Ramey)
1963
Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Daniel, 81, a lifelong resident of Kerz, died at her home at 6:50 p.m., Saturday, September 28, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Daniel was the daughter of the late Sam and Emmaline Bishop Ramey.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marion Daniel. Surviving are two sons, Bryce Daniel, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Rev. Clyde Daniel, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Van Hoose, Kerz; Mrs. Ruth Brown, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Liss Ramey, Columbus, Ohio; Arby Ramey, Hilliards, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Griffith, West Jefferson, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel as officiating ministers. Music was by the Sitka Quartet.  Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 2, 1963

    
ESTEPP, Rosa (Salyer)
1882-1963
Mrs. Rosa Estepp, 81, died of a heart attack at 5:00 a.m., Friday, September 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jewell Burgh of this city.  The daughter of the late John and Callie Salyer Salyer, she was born in this county January 27, 1882, and had been a resident of this city for the past forty years.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.  Her husband, Sam Estepp, preceded her in death March 4, 1940. Surviving besides her daughter are three sons, Lundie Estepp, City; Oakley Estepp, Sitka; Esley Estepp, Columbus, Ohio; three other daughters, Mrs. Everett Arms, City; Mrs. Sadie Young, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Ludie Murray, Sitka; a sister, Susanna Johnson, Louisa.  Also surviving are forty-eight grandchildren and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Kerz with Don Fraley and John Frank Ratliff as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Thealka Quartet.  Grandsons acted as pallbearers.  Burial was in the Estepp Cemeter at Kerz.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 2, 1963

    
HAMILTON, Emory L.
1905-1963
Emory L. Hamilton, age 57, died September 13, at his home in New Richmond, Ohio.  He had been seriously ill since November 1961.  He entered Christ Hospital in Cincinnati where he underwent surgery for cancer and had his left lung removed.  A year later he suffered a brain tumor and remained seriously ill until his death. He was born November 11, 1905, the son of Ben R. and Sarah Ison Hamilton of Red Bush and was married to Mary Lois Brooks in 1932.  He resided in New Richmond, Ohio where he was engaged in the plumbing and heating business until his illness and death. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Pierce, of East Millstone, New Jersey; two grandchildren; two brothers, Estill Hamilton of Ashland and T. I. Hamilton of Red Bush; two sisters, Prudy Hamilton of Red Bush and Mrs. J. J. Fyffe of Louisa. Burial was made in the New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond, Ohio, Tuesday. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 18, 1963

   
HARMON, Anna
1887-1963
Rites Will Be Held Thursday Anna Harmon, 76, former postmaster of Auxier, died at her home at Johns Creek at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 10, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Adam and Rebecca Witten Harmon, she was born in Floyd County, July 1887, and had lived on Johns Creek most of her life.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are three brothers, Pitt Harmon, Lubbock, Texas; Frank Harmon, Prestonsburg; Luther Harmon, Williamsport. Funeral services will be conducted at 1"30 p.m., Thursday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Reverend S. C. Honeycutt as officiating minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 11, 1963

   
HOUSTON, Wallace
1914-1963
Wallace Houston, 52, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 2:10 a.m., Saturday, September 28, following a brief illness. The son of the late Charles Edward and Daisey Sowards Houston, he was born in Perry County, Ohio, June 9, 1914. Before moving to West Van Lear about a year ago, he had resided in this city.  He was an employee of the Powers and Rice Lumber Company. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flossie Ann Perkey Houston; three sons, Ealie and Charles Edward Houston, West Van Lear; James Paul Houston, City; four daughters, Mrs. Avonelle Gillogly, Roseville, Ohio; Mrs. Wanda Spencer, City; Mrs. Nora Evelyn Daniels and Miss Shirley Ann Houston, West Van Lear; two stepsisters, Mrs. Opal Hayden, Meally; Mrs. Frances Jewel Sowards, Roseville, Ohio; a brother, Earn Houston, Meally; two half brothers, Amos and Billy Music, Bonita Springs, Fla.; a half sister, Mrs. Stella Abrams, New Lexington, Ohio.  Also surviving are twenty- eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday at the home with Rev. Howard H. George, First Church of God, Philadelphia, Pa. Burial was in the Willis Watson Cemetery at Meally. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 2, 1963

   
HUFF, Luttie Belle (Cumbo)
1907-1963
Mrs. Luttie Belle Huff, 56, resident of Oil Springs, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 19, after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Delong Cumbo, she was born in Martin County February 20, 1907, and had lived at Oil Springs for the past two years.  She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Huff; two sons, Harold Huff, Columbus, Ohio; James Huff, Monroe, Michigan; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Fairchilds, Thurman, Ohio; Roberta Huff, Lincoln Park, Michigan; Mrs. Nellie Clay, Monroe, Michigan; Mrs. Betty Castle, Oil Springs; a brother, Willard Cumbo, Ohio; two sisters, Rula Cumbo, Williamson, W. Va.; Mrs. Della Adkins, Monroe, Michigan.  Also surviving are eleven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 Sunday at the home at Oil Springs with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Delong Cemetery at Davella. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 1963

   
JACKSON, Sara E. (Salyer)
1875-1963
Sara E. Jackson, Thelma Woman, Dies Sunday Mrs. Sara E. Jackson, 87, resident of Thelma, died in a local hospital Sunday evening, September 22, following an illness of several months. The daughter of Ben and Nancy Pace Saylor, she was born in Harlan County September 26, 1875.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death twenty-four years ago by her husband, Isaac Jackson. Surviving are four sons, Elisha Jackson, Swamp Branch; Riley Jackson, Ashland; Edward and Eddie Jackson both of Wabash, Indiana; two daughters, Julda Gibson, Swamp Branch; Louise Spears, Thelma; a brother, John Saylor, East Point; a sister, Cora Blanton, City. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., today at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Conley Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 1963

   
JENKINS, Ernest Oliver "Buddy"
1896-1963
Ernest Oliver “Buddy” Jenkins, 67, retired electrician of Van Lear, died suddenly Saturday, September 7, while en route to a hospital. The son of Haden and Mary Jenkins, he was born in this county, March 16, 1896, and had lived at Van Lear for the past sixteen years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Golda Castle Jenkins, who he married in 1939; three sons, Walter Jenkins, Ft. Gay, W. Va., Floyd Jenkins, San Antonio, Texas; Raymond Jenkins, Akron, Ohio; a stepson, Hershel McCarty, Wheelwright; a stepdaughter, Hermalee Perry, Burnwell, W. Va.; two brothers, H. H. Blanton, Raven, Va; H. C. Blevins, Ratfield, Ky; two sisters, Pearl Deskins, Cleveland, Ohio; Faye Jackson, Marion, Virginia. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 pm, Tuesday at The Freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear with Don Fraley and Kermit Preston as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.   Burial was in the Clubhouse Cemetery. PAINTVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 1963

   
KING, James Franklin
1963-1963
Rites Held Tuesday For King Infant James Franklin King, 5- month-old son of Franklin Roger and Beulah Fuller King of Van Lear,  died suddenly at his home Sunday morning, September 29. He was born in Madison, W. Va., May 2, 1963, and had lived at Van Lear for the past three months. Other survivors include two brothers and a sister, Larry, Tommie and Carrie King all of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. James Wallace as the officiating minister. Burial was in the Town Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-2-1963

   
MAY, Peggy (Risner) Slone
1878-1963
Mrs.Peggy May,85,resident of Leander,died at the Castle Fork Rest Home at 12:30 p.m.Wednesday,SEPTEMBER 18,after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Frank and Labasha Adams Risner,she was born in  Magoffin County April 4 1878,and had resided at Leander most of her life. She was a member of the Church of God. Her first marriage was to Wiley Slone who preceded her in death.She was  later married to Frank May who also preceded her in death February 23,1937. Survivors included two sons,Taylor slone;Elmer May,Leander;four daughters Mrs.Mary Bradford,Silver Lake,Indiana;Mrs.Grace Shepherd and Mrs.Josephine Fitchatrick,Leander;Mrs.Lula Bayes,Swamp Branch,Also thirty-one grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conucted at 11:00 a.m.Saturday at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie LeMaster,Adam Marshall and Powell Collins Jr.,as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at swamp Branch. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY September 25 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Albert
1878-1963
Albert McKenzie, 85, died at the home of his brother, Hobert McKenzie, Flat Gap, at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, after an illness of several months. A native of this county he was born February 1, 1878, the son of the late Tom and Nancy Jaynes McKenzie.  He had made his home at Flat Gap for the past seventeen years. His wife, Delitha Wallin McKenzie, preceded him in death seventeen years ago. Survivors include another brother, Bill Ed McKenzie, also of Flat Gap; a sister, Mrs. Lissa Hall, Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Tommy Bailey as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 25, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Janet Ann
1959-1963
Rites Held In Ohio Janet Ann McKenzie, age three and one-half years, died in the Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ohio, at 10:45 a.m., September 27, after an illness of eleven months. Janet Ann was born December 24, 1959, in Springfield, Ohio, and was the daughter of Manis and Hope Young McKenzie, formerly of Johnson County. Survivors include her parents; three brothers, Sammy, Gary and Terry; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Terie Young of Van Lear; paternal grandfather, Haskel McKenzie of Chandlerville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 30, from the Austin Richard Funeral Home and burial was in the Furncliff Cemetery, Springfield. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  October 16, 1963

   
MEADE, James O., Sr.
1909-1963
James O. Meade, Sr., 54, died suddenly of a heart attack after being stricken about 10:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29, at his home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  The son of Mrs. Lizzie Ward Meade of Thelma and the late Guy B. Meade, Sr., he was born in Johnson County August 16, 1909, and had lived in Grosse Pointe for the past twenty- one years.  As a successful Die Casting Engineer, he was highly regarded by the companies with whom he was associated.  He was a member of the Union Lodge No. 3 F & AM of Detroit, Michigan, and all other branches of the Masonic Lodge including the Moslem Shrine Temple.  He was married December 10, 1932, to the former Catherine Do Part of Falls River, Mass., who survives.  Other survivors include two sons, James O. Meade, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; Kenneth Guy Meade, U.S. Marines, Pearl Harbor; two brothers, Guy B. Meade, Thelma; P.J. Meade of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Price, David; Mrs. Ann Belle Young, Pineville.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday at the Old Friendship Church at Williamsport with B. C. Ferguson and C. J. Sparks as officiating ministers.  Graveside rites were conducted by Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM.  Pallbearers were Roger C. Meade, Guy B. Meade, III, Russell Meade, W. R. Meade, Jr., Dr. Howard L. Meade, Phillip R. Price.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 9, 1963

   
MORRIS, Mollie (Williams)
1889-1963
Mrs. Mollie Williams Morris, 74, of Greenup, died September 25, at 8:10 a.m., in Ashland after an illness of eight months. Mrs. Morris died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Estille Hamilton.  She was a sister of Ottie F. Williams of this city. She was born at Blaine, January 29, 1889, a daughter of the late Henry Farmer and Malissa Williams. She lived in Greenup for twenty-three years. Surviving besides her brother and the daughter with whom she lived are three other daughters, Mrs. Walter Plummer and Mrs. Claude Fyffe both of Ashland; and Mrs. Christopher Slone, Huntington, W. Va.; another brother, Dr. H. C. Williams of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Gambill, Abilene, Tex.; Mrs. Nola Skaggs, Martha; and Mrs. Blanche Miller, Hautzdale, Pa.  Also surviving are three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 28, at the residence in Greenup with Dr. Edward L. Cullis of Ashland and Rev. Ellis Robinson of South Point officiating.  Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1963

    
PRESTON, Nellie (Music)
1907-1963
Nellie Preston Nellie, Preston Rites Monday at Cliff Mrs. Nellie Preston, 55, resident of Cliff, died in Prestonsburg General Hospital at 8:00 a.m., Friday, September 13, after an illness of three months. The daughter of Mrs. Mary Brown Music of Cliff and the late Abe Music, she was born at Cliff November 18, 1907, and had lived there for the past twenty-three years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married August 23, 1924, at Cliff to Ezra Preston, who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Dencel and Rancel Preston both of Cliff; a brother, Richard Music of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Ollie Grey, East Point. Other survivors include three grandchildren. Funeral servives were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the home of her mother.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Cliff. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT. 18, 1963

    
PRESTON, Ulysses Virgil
1910-1963
Virgil Preston dies Sept. 30 at Ulysses Virgil Preston, 52, died at his home at Ulysses at 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 30, after an extended illness. The son of Mrs. Lizzie Austin Preston of Ulysses and the late Clayton Preston, he was born October 9, 1910,and had made his home at Ulysses for the past twenty years. Other survivors include two sons, James Clayton Preston, Springfield, Ohio; Arthur Preston, Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Lowmansville United Baptist Church with Mitchell Grimm and Foster Grimm as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Lowmansville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 9, 1963

   
PRICE, Russell
1921-1963
Russell Price, 42, a native of River, was killed instantly Sunday night when struck by a train at River.  It is reported that the victim, a resident of Drift in Floyd County, with his two brothers had driven their automobile on the C & O track and an oncoming train struck the vehicle while the brothers were attempting to push it off the rails.  Price was dragged several feet. The accident occurred about 11:55 p.m. He was born Feb. 20, 1921, a son of Jessie and Sallie Price of River and had been a resident of Drift for the past five years. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God. He was married August 2, 1940 to Verna Fraley who survives.  Other survivors are three sons, Rowland, Dennis and James Russell Price all of Drift, two daughters, Mrs. Linda Maggard and Constance Price of Drift, and the following brothers and sisters: Charlie Price, Dayton, Ohio, Frank Price, Prestonsburg, Otto Price, Freeburn, Ky., Bill Price, Itmann, W. Va., Clark Price, McVey, Ky., Mrs. Maudie Pigg, Paintsville, and Mrs. Ina Castle, Twilight, W. Va. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church at Drift by Teddy Shannon. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT. 18, 1963

   
RAMEY, Shanna Marie
1963-1963
Shanna Marie Ramey, infant daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. David Ramey formerly of Volga, died September 3, in Chatterault, France, at the age of eight months.  Shanna Marie was born January 27, 1963, in France.  The body was sent to the home of the maternal grandparents in Salt Lake City, Utah, where funeral services will be conducted. Survivors include her father, Sgt. David Ramey; her mother, Mrs. Merle Barton Ramey; one sister, Cheryl Ann; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Barton, Salt Lake City, Utah; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ramey, Volga.  After the funeral service in Salt Lake City, Sgt. and Mrs. Ramey will visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ramey, Volga.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 11, 1963

   
ROWLAND, Trinnie (Ratliff)
1866-1963
Mrs. Trinnie Rowland, 97, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Tackett, at White House, at 4:10 pm, Thursday, September 12, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Henry and Louisa Collins Ratliff, she was born in this county, July 11, 1866, and had lived at White House most of her life.  She had been a member of the Freewill Baptist Church since July 1911. Her husband, A. S. Rowland, preceded her in death June 19, 1918. Survivors include five sons, Dock, Fred, and Richard Rowland all of White House,  Proctor Rowland, Ashland; Willie, Rowland, Thealka; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Tackett and Mrs. Mary Jane Whitaker, White House; Mrs. Ida Whitaker, Hager Hill.  Also surviving are 60 grandchildren, 140 great- grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 1:00 pm, at the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Millard Van Hoose and F. S. Van Hoose as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at White House. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1963

   
SKAGGS, Telia (Meadows) Castle
1879-1963
Mrs. Telia Castle Skaggs, 84, resident of Staffordsville, died in a a local hospital at 1:25 a.m., Sunday, 22, following and extended illness. The daughter of the late Elisha and Susan Astrope Meadows, she was born in this county July 15, 1879.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church since 1902. Her first marriage was to Willie Castle who preceded her in death in 1935.  She was later married to Amos Skaggs, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Ervin Castle, Staffordsville; two daughters, Mrs. Susie Wheeler, Staffordsville; Mrs. Mary Van Hoose, Manila.  Also surviving are 8 stepchildren, 20 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-children. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Little Mud Lick Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle officiating.  Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 25,1963

   
SMITH, Ed
1878-1963
Ed Smith, 84, merchant of Swamp Branch, died in a local hospital at 8:40 p.m., Monday, September 2, after an extended illness. The son of the late Charlie and Mary Steele Smith, he was born September 7, 1878, in Carter County. He had lived at Swamp Branch for the past twenty years and prior to moving to that place had resided at Salyersville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flora Williams Smith; four sons, Preston Smith, Stockbridge, Mich.; Earl Smith, Claypool, Mich.; Edgar Smith, Akron, Ind.; Lawrence Gray Smith, New Carlisle, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Poe, Salyersville; Mrs. Jewel Sparks, Akron, Ind.; a brother, John Smith, Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Adam Marshall and Scott Castle as officiating ministers.  Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY September 4, 1963

   
TERRY, Joy Virginia
1939-1963
Miss Joy Virginia Terry, 23, resident of Nippa, died in a local hospital at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, after an extended illness. The daughter of Tom and Norma Van Hoose Terry, she was born November 13, 1939, at Seco and had lived at Nippa for the past three years. Survivors include besides her parents, a brother, Tom Terry, Jr., Orange, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruella Mooney, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Gwendolyn Rudd, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11:00 a.m., at the mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with Millard Van Hoose and Claude Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.02 1963

   
THOMPSON, Willard
1883-1963
Willard Thompson, 79, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, September 21, after an illness of three weeks. The son of the late Rube and Babe Hampton Thompson, he was born in West Virginia December 17, 1883.  He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Omha Blanton Thompson; four sons, Ernest Thompson, Wayne, Michigan; Curtis and Harold Thompson both of this city; Howard Thompson, Sitka; two daughters, Mrs. Lafe Jennings, Wellston, Ohio; Mrs. Wayne Blevins, Sitka; two brothers, Sam Thompson, Baltimore, Md.; Jim Thompson, Huntington, W.Va.; a sister, Lizzie Meeks, Boons Camp.  Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Charles Stapleton as officiating ministers. Music was by the Sitka Quartet.  Burial was in the Jaynes Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY September 25, 1963

   
WARD, Ann (Ward)
1891-1963
Mrs. Ann Ward, 71, resident of River, died at her home at 4:40 p.m., Monday, September 23, following a two month illness. The daughter of Steve and Exer Stambaugh Ward, she was born at Offutt, December 5, 1891.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married at Offutt, October 19, 1921 to G. W. Ward, who survives. Other survivors include a son, George Ward, Jr., and Lloyd Ward both of River; a stepson, Woodrow Ward, Cleveland, Ohio; five brothers, Fred Ward, Offutt; Dan Ward, Fredricksburg, Va.; Shade, Jess and Hugh Ward, all of Ashland; a half brother, John N. Ward, Offutt; two sisters, Miss Vina Ward, Offutt; Mrs. Sallie Crawford, Portsmouth, Ohio.  Also surviving are 4 step grandchildren and one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., today at the River United Baptist Church with Cully Sparks, Lonza Reed, and Germ Walters as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-25-1963

   
WILLIAMS, Benjamin F.
1889-1963
B. F. Williams, County Native, Dies Friday Benjamin F. Williams, 74, of Catlettsburg, a retired miner, died at 3:45 a.m., Friday in King's Daughters' Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Williams was born March 5, 1889, in Johnson County, a son of the late John R. and Elizabeth Tackett Williams.  He had been a resident of Boyd County 19 years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Malinda Bush Williams; one son, Ronald E. Williams of Ashland; and a brother, Cecil Williams of Flatwoods. Also surviving are three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Catlettsburg by the Reverend Phil Monroe Gambill. Burial was in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-2-1963



OCTOBER - 1963

CONLEY, Raymond
1896-1963
Raymond Conley, 67, resident of Washington C. H., Ohio, died in Fayette Memorial Hospital Monday morning, October 21, after an illness of eight months. The son of the late Albert and Ida Conley, he was born in Johnson County May 9, 1896, and formerly resided at Collista.  A retired teacher, he taught in the Johnson County Schools thirty-three years. His first marriage was to Carmie Meade who preceded him in death in 1952.  His second wife, Mrs. June Salyer Conley, survives. Also surviving are two sons, Milburn Conley, Circleville, Ohio; Gillis Conley, Mt. Sterling, Ohio.  Two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church, with Claude Preston and Vern Conley as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Conley Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 30, 1963

   
CRUM, John W.
1963
John W. Crum, 55, resident of Boons Camp, died in a local hospital at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, after an illness of nine years. The son of Ben and Sallie Ann Dutton Crum, he was born at Boons Camp and had been a lifelong resident of that community, where he worked as a miner. His wife, Mrs. Ollie Castle Crum, whom he married October 24, 1931, at Boons Camp, survives. Other survivors include a son, John Crum, Jr., Boons Camp; two daughters, mrs. Ruth Meek, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Doris Jean Woody, Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Ben Crum, Jr., Slagle, W. Va.; James L. Crum, Davis Branch; Melvin Crum, Pontiac, Michigan; five sisters, Mrs. Elva Crum, Van Lear; Mrs. Pearl Jordan, Winifrede, W. Va.; Mrs. Anna brake and Mrs. Estell Stanford, Pontiac, Michigan; Mrs. Grace Mollett, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the home with Earl Muncy, John Crum and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Crum Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 6, 1963

   
HALL, Etta (Ferguson)
1911-1963
Mrs. Etta Hill of Red Bush Dies Saturday Mrs. Etta Hill, 52, resident of Red Bush, died in a local hospital at 3:55 p.m., Saturday, October 5, after an illness of several months. The daughter of D.H. and Sarah Evans Ferguson, she was born at Keaton, March 29, 1911, and had resided at Red Bush most of her life.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Lloyd Hill, a teacher in the Flat Gap School; a son, John D. Hill, Red Bush; two brothers, Nelson Ferguson, Keaton; Foster Ferguson, Louisa; a sister, Mrs. Wallace Bailey, Keaton. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at Keaton United Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-09-1963

   
JOHNSON, Everett
1898-1963
EVERETT JOHNSON RITES FRIDAY AT THEALKA Everett Johnson, 65, resident of Greentown, died in a local hospital at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 15, after an extended illness. The son of the late Jim and Martha Baugh Johnson, he was born in Lawrence County, May 3, 1898, and had lived in this city for several years.  He was a retired miner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy Davis Johnson; two brothers, Johnny Johnson, Richmond, Albert Johnson, Drift; two half brothers, Joe and Robert Johnson both of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 am, Friday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Daon Fraley, Cline Salyer, and Kermit Preston as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Summit Cemetery, Route 2, and Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Edith (Stapleton)
1922-1963
Mrs. Edith Mae McKenzie, 41, died at her home at Kerz Thursday morning, October 24, after an illness of several months. The daughter of Monterville and Effie Crider Stapleton, she was born in this county March 9, 1922, and had resided at Kerz most of her life.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Francis McKenzie; five sons, James F. McKenzie, Fort Knox; Paul, Francis, Jr., Tobie and Charles McKenzie all at home; eight daughters, Mrs. James Davis, Columbus, Ohio; Rose, Betty, Judy, Karen, Barbara, Rhonda and Roxanna McKenzie, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Farlin Bartley, Kerz. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Thealka Singers and the Angus Castle Singers.  Burial was in the Stapleton Cemetery at Kerz. Note: This cemetery is also known as the "Upper Stapleton Cemetery". Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 30, 1963

   
MULLINS, Shirley J.
1959-1963
Shirley J. Mullins Dies In Ohio Shirley J. Mullins, 4-year-old daughter of James A. and Dorine Daniels Mullins of Defiance, Ohio, died in a hospital in that city at 12:40 p.m., Monday, October 28, after a long illness. She was born in Paintsville July 16, 1959. Survivors also include a sister, Brenda Sue Mullins, Defiance, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniels, Tomahawk; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eliza Mullins, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at the grandmother's home at Boons Camp at 2:00 p.m., Thursday with Bill Tackett as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Mullins Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 6, 1963

   
SALYERS, Ezra
1889-1963
Ezra Salyers, 74, resident of Collista, died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, at 2:55 a.m., after an extended illness.  The son of the late James Marion and Sena  Salyers, he was born in this county March 6, 1889, and had lived at Collista for the past thirty-one years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and formerly employed as a carpenter.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verna Blevins Salyers; a son, Mitchell Salyer, Flatwoods; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Woods, Ashland; Mrs. Hester Bayes and Mrs. Loretta VanHoose, Collista; Mrs. Minnie Blair, Troy, OH; a brother, John Logan Salyers, Kerz.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Robert Reeves of Ashland, as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, October 10, 1963.

   
SWAIN, William
1883-1963
William Swain, 80, resident of Tomahawk, died in a Louisa hospital at 12:15 a.m., Monday, October 28, after an illness of several months.  He was the father of Melvin Swain of this city. Mr. Swain was born in Winston Salem, N.C., May 14, 1883. Survivors also include his wife, the former Ida Preece; two other sons, Irvin Swain, North Carolina; Russell Swain, Heartville, Ohio; three daughters, Cony Connley, Tomahawk; Ethel Meeks, Tomahawk; Myrtle Delong, Suffield, Ohio.  Also surviving are the following step children:  Mae Crum, Debord; Amos Muncy, River Rouge, Michigan; Alex Muncy, Yermo, Calif; Ben H. Muncy, Ecorse, Michigan; Austin Muncy, Columbus, Ohio; Robert G. Muncy, Texas. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at the old Friendship United Church at Williamsport with Sam Herald, Nim Sturgill and Arthur Preece as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-6-1963

   
TRAVIS, Buell
1912-1963
Buell Travis, 50, former resident of this city, died of a heart attack at 2:15 a.m., Thursday, October 30, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Ohio, where he was taken following the fatal seizure suffered suddenly at his home. The son of the late Henry and Susan Fairchild Travis, he was born in the Franks Creek section of this county November 23, 1912.  He made his home in this city for many years prior to moving to Springfield ten years ago, where he was employed as a draftsman and commercial artist.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jay, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Burke. Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Perry of Inez, and five children; three sons, Charles Ray, J. Douglas and Ricky all at home; two daughters, Barbara Susan and Sherri, also at home; four sisters, Mrs. Dan Pugh and Mrs. John Steele both of this city; Mrs. Noah Ross, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Johnny Caudill, Stambaugh. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the Woods Funeral Home in Springfield with the Reverend Homer Brooks as the officiating minister.  Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Springfield. PAINTSVILE HERALD Thursday November 6, 1963

   
WALTERS, Taulbee
1882-1963
Taulbee Walters, 80, retired carpenter of River, died in a local hospital at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 6, after a weeks illness. The son of the late John E. and Nan Preston Walters, he was born at Williamsport, November 2, 1882, and had lived at River for the past six years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Laura Sprigs Walters, whom he married in this city in 1906, survives. Other survivors include six sons, Wince, John L. and Vern Walters, Williamsport; Gaylord and Taulbee Walters, Jr., Dayton, Ohio; Gene Walters, West Van Lear; four daughters, Neva Lee Grims, Dayton, Ohio; Ethel Wallen, Xenia, Ohio; Nannie Hall, McDowell; Audrey Fayo Ward, Offutt; four brothers, John C. Walters, Boons Camp; Charley Walters, Jewell Ridge, Va.; Wellington Walters, Lafe Walters, Weston, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ballard Preston, Boons Camp; Mrs. J. B. Williams, Williamsport.  Also surviving are thirty-four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Cully Sparks, Glen Arrowood, and Nim Sturgill as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Walters Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-9-1963

   
WEBB, Sissie (Conley)
1888-1963
Mrs. Sissie Webb, 75, resident of this city, died of a heart attack at the home of a son, Glen Webb, at 3:05 p.m., Friday, October 11. The daughter of Hiriam and Mary Estepp Conley, she was born June 20, 1888, on the Lick Fork of Jennies Creek, and had lived in this city for the past forty-thee years.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Dave Webb, preceded her in death February 19, 1953. Survivors also include another son, Elmer Webb, Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Delaney, Olive Hill; Mrs. Sammie Phipps, Jackson, Ohio; three brothers, Hayden Conley, East Point; Mark Conley, Kingsport, Tenn.; Bascom Conley, Martin; three sisters, Mrs. Bill Blair, Collista; Mrs. Bill Ward, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Bill McFaddin of this city.  Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church, with the pastor, Rev. Bill Davidson, officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery in this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 16, 1963

   
WELLS, Bosier
1885-1963
Bosier Wells, 78, resident of Auxier, died in a local hospital at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, after a brief illness. The son of the late Lewis and Jan Hopson Wells, he was born in Floyd County April 13, 1885, and had lived at Auxier most of his life.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Burchett Wells; a son, Palmer Wells, Auxier; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Hollifield and Mrs. Betty Patton, Auxier; Mrs. Audrey Nickles, Piketon, Ohio; two brothers, Sam Wells, Prestonsburg; Curtis Wells, Lancer; a sister, Mrs. Sally Burchett, Cliff.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the Auxier Methodist Church, with O. E. Stanley, Prestonsburg, as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Burchett Cemetery at Auxier. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 30, 1963

   
WHITT, Gracie (Laney)
1932-1963
Rites Saturday at Offutt for Gracie Whitt Mrs. Gracie Whitt, 31, died at her home at Van Lear at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, October 30. The daughter of Arlie and Nannie Laney of Offutt, she was born at White House March 12, 1932 and had lived at Van Lear for the past three months.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Henry Whitt, whom she married December 1, 1953, in this city; two sons, Billy Eugene and Larry Thomas Whitt both at home, a daughter, Henrietta Whitt, at home; two brothers, Howard and Ray Laney, Offutt; five sisters, Beatrice Cavins, Offutt; Irene Steel, Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Betty Whitt, Van Lear; Dovie Laney, Offutt. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Offutt Schoolhouse with Don Fraley as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 6, 1963

   
YOUNG, Russell W.
1913-1963
RUSSELL YOUNG DIES FRIDAY IN COLUMBUS Russell W. Young, 50, died in the Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio at 5:20 am, Friday, October 4, after a month’s illness. The son of Mrs. Stella Griffith Young of Columbus, Ohio and was born at Lowmansville, June 17, 1913. He had lived in Columbus for the past eleven years, where he was employed as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Boyd Young, whom he married at Louisa, August 20, 1932. Other survivors include a son, Russell Young, Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Everett Preston, Jr., Hillsboro, Ohio; Mrs. James LeMaster, Columbus, Ohio.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 am, Monday at the Lowmansville Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniels, Brack Skaggs, and Byrd Webb as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9, 1963



NOVEMBER - 1963

AUXIER, Homer
1963
Relatives in Paintsville and Johnson County were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Homer Auxier of Falls City Neb. Mr. Auxier, deeply loved older brother of the family of the late Hon. Edward E. Auxier, had been in a critical condition for some weeks and the end was not unexpected.  Following the news, his sister, Mrs. G. H. Rice of this city, and Mr. Rice left November 20 for Nebraska. During the first World War, Mr. Auxier, a young man of superb physique, fine intellectual and spiritual attainments, became in his broad knowledge of the agricultural belt which he represented, and “lindispensable Man.”[sic]  Like many another man of his “Midwest Bread Belt” which fed the nation and the soldier at the front, he was invaluable. Mr. Auxier leaves besides Mrs. Rice, another sister, Ethel (Mrs. Walter Zurbrick) and brother, Edward Auxier, Jr. Of the members of his immediate family a son, Raymond, a number of years ago, spent a year in Paintsville at the home of his aunt, Mrs. G. H. Rice. The late Eastern Kentucky born Hon. Edward E. Auxier became a member of the Nebraska Legislature. Painstville Herald Wednesday December 4, 1963

   
BURDICK, Lucy (Haines)
1883-1963
Mrs. Lucy Burdick, 79, resident of King Addition, died in a local hospital at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 14 following a brief illness.  The daughter of the late William A. and Adelaide Ann Buell Haines, she was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, December 24, 1883, and had made her home in this city for the past three years.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and had been a member of the O.E.S. for more than fifty years.  Her husband, Thomas Burdick, preceded her in death in 1960. Survivors include a brother, C. C. Haines of this city, and several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Saunders officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov 20, 1963

   
DANIEL, Lora (Fairchild)
1878-1963
Mrs. Lora Daniel, 84, died at her home at Tutor Key, Saturday, November 9, after an illness of several months.  The daughter of Joe and Alta Preston Fairchild, she was born in this county December 27, 1878, and lived at Tutor Key most of her life.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Daniel, Janurary 3, 1900.  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Tive Daniel and Mrs. Howard Kerns both of this city; Mrs. Flora Adams and Mrs Leon Nietubie both of Tutor Key; three brothers, Lawrence “Tuck” Fairchild, Thealka; John Fairchild, Tolar; Ray Fairchild, Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Flora Moore, Belfry;  also surviving are eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the home with Claude Preston and Edgar Vanhoose officiating ministers.  Music by the Tutor Key singers.  Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery.   Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 13, 1963

   
FERGUSON, Davie
1887-1963
David Ferguson, 76, resident of Moon, died in a local hospital at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 1, after a brief illness. The son of Dock and Berhilda Conley Ferguson, he was born in Morgan County March 1, 1887, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. A retired farmer, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He was first married to Una Adkins, who preceded him in death and later he was married to Rhoda Fyffe, who also preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Woodrow Ferguson, Keaton; three daughters, Mrs Earl Ison, Gary, Indiana; Mrs. Okia Ferguson, Relief; Mrs. Lowell Bailey, Flat Gap; two brothers, Richard Ferguson, Relief; Hatton Ferguson, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Skaggs, Moon; Mrs. Leander Brown, Circleville, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11:00 a.m., at the Cindys Creek Church at Moon with Emery Ferguson and Addie Ferguson as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 6 1963

   
GREER, Joe M.
1896-1963
Retired Miner, Dies Friday Joe M. Greer, 67, retired miner of Thealka, died in a local hospital at 10:55 p.m., Friday November 1, after an illness of several months. The son of Mose and Rosette Perky Greer, he was born in this county September 19, 1896, and had lived at Thealka the past 10 years.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lattie Booth Greer; two sons, Bobbie Gene Greer, Ft. Wayne, IN; Billie Joe Greer, Thealka; three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Craft, Meally; Mrs. Maxine Endicott, of this city; Mrs. Ernesting Collins, Prestonsburg.  Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Don Fraley as officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  Paintsville Herald, November 6, 1963.

   
GULLETT, Betty Lou
1937-1963
County Native, Dies in Dayton Betty Lou Gullet, 26, died in a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, after an illness of two weeks. The daughter of Zollie and Ruth McGuire Gullett, she was born in this county January 5, 1937, and had lived in Dayton for the past eight years, where she was employed as a waitress. Surviving are a son, Ernest Gullett of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Blair, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Perkins of this city; Mrs. Linda Gullett, Lexington; two brothers, Charles Lee and Robert Allen Gullett both of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday at the Southside Free Enterprise Baptist Church with Lowell Pelphrey and William Runyon as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Southside. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday November 27, 1963

   
GULLETT, Mack
1882-1963
Mack Gullett, 81, resident of Southside, died in a local hospital at 10:15 pm, Sunday, November 10, after an extended illness. The son of the late William and Lylie Austin Gullett, he was born in Magoffin County August 15, 1882, and had lived in this city most of his life.  He had been employed as a miner and was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Arizona Conley Gullett, whom he married July 4, 1904, in Magoffin County, survives.  Other survivors include six sons, Virgil Gullett, Dayton, Ohio; Zollie and James H. Gullett both of this city; Mitchell and Warren H. Gullett both of Salem, Ohio; Henry Gullett, Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Colvin, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Nettie McFarland, Salem, Ohio; Mrs. Mollie Combs, Middletown, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 am, today at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Scott Castle and Herbert Arms as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Southside. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1963

   
HAMILTON, Isom
1901-1963
Isom Hamilton Of Red Bush Dies Friday Isom Hamilton, 62, resident of Red Bush, died at 1:30 a.m., Friday, November 1, in a local hospital. The son of the late Ben and Sarah Isom Hamilton, he was born at Red Bush February 1, 1901, and had been a lifelong resident of that community.  He was employed by the State Highway Department. Surviving are a brother, Estill Hamilton, Ashland; two sisters, Miss Prudence Hamilton, Red Bush; Mrs. Jack Fyffe, Louisa. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the home with H. T. Hamilton and Morgan Van Bibber as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 6, 1963

   
JOHNSON, William N.
1909-1963
William N. Johnson, 54, resident of Jenkins, died suddenly of a heart attack in a hospital in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, November 15.  Mr. Johnson was born in Pike County February 28, 1909, the son of Cleveland Johnson and the late Dora Mahan Johnson.  A veteran of World War II, he had lived in Jenkins most of his life and was a member of the Methodist Church.  Surviving besides his father are four broth ers, John Johnson, Louisville; Walter Johnson, U.S. Army, Germany; James Johnson, Frankfort; Russell Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Clark, Raleigh, N.C.; Mrs. Chester Mullins, Jenkins; Mrs. Sara Gains, Louisville.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Robert Hart as officiating minister and Mrs. Mary F. Stafford as organist.  Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery.    Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-20-1963

   
LESTER, Susan (Boggs)
1963
Mrs. Susan Boggs Lester, 84, widow of James Lester, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary Pack, in Lexington with whom she had lived. She had been ill for several months. A native of Terryville, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Martha Terry Boggs. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church in Paintsville, where she had lived until moving to Lexington last September. In addition to Mrs. Pack, survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Dudley Williams, Wheelersburg, Ohio; a son, Crait Lester, Tulelake, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Graveside rites were conduted Monday at Keaton and burial followed in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 1963

   
MCCLURE, Chester
1918-1963
Chester McClure Dies Saturday at Thealka Chester C. McClure, 45, died at the home of his parents at Thealka at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, November 23. Mr. McClure, the son of Fred and Telia Lemasters McClure, was born at Thealka on March 13, 1918.  A retired V.A. hospital employee of Battle Creek, Michigan, he had lived in that city for sixteen years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Katherine Kindall McClure, preceded him in death July 13, 1963. Other survivors include two sons, David and Richard McClure, both of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; two brothers, Hershell McClure, Thealka; Clay McClure, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Gullet, Salem, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Lee Caldwell, Circleville, Ohio; Miss Louisa McClure, Thealka. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with O. I. Williams and Richard Preston as officiating ministers. Active pallbearers were Roscoe Preston, Ray T. Preston, Doug and Jessie McClure, and R. C. and D. L. Kindall. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 27, 1963

   
MCKENZIE, Dona Jane (Blair)
1898-1963
Dona McKenzie, Local Resident, Dies Thursday Mrs. Dona Jane McKenzie, 65, died at her home on Frank Street at 7:00 a.m., Thursday, October 10 after an illness of two years. The daughter of William and Lydia Rigsby Blair, she was born in Magoffin County May 7, 1898.  She had lived in this city for the past three years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married in 1918 to Bert McKenzie, who survives.  She is also survived by a sister, Thursa Blair, also of this city. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at Cannon's Chapel at Volga with Lonza Reed, Willie Duty and Woodrow Frisby as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Note: This cemetery is also known as the "Prater Cemetery" or the "White House" Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 16, 1963

   
MINTON, Joe C.
1902-1963
Joe C. Minton Of Hagar Hill Dies Friday Joe C. Minton,Sr.,61,resident of Hagar Hill,died in a local hospital at 6:00 p.m.,Friday,November 22,after an illness of five weeks. The son of the late Mason and Josephine Williams Minton,he was born in Adams County,Ohio,May 27,1902,and had lived at Hagar Hill for fort years,where was a driver of a transport truck. Surviving are his wife,Mrs.Mary Hagar Minton;two sons,Joe Minton,Jr.,Tampa ,Fla.,Robert Minton Fairborn Ohio;a daughter Mrs.Martha Auxier,Morehead;the following half brothers and sisters;Pete Brumley and Harvey Forest both of Dayton,Ohio;Albert Brumley,Cinncinnati,Ohio;Mrs.Ruby Marie Stiles,Glen Fork,W.Va.;Robert Minton,Peebles,Ohio;Raymond and George Minton,Columbus,Ohio; Mrs.Ruth Newman and Mrs.Mary Liming both of Columbus Ohio;a stepsister, Mrs. Audrey Stockwell,Hillsboro,Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m.,Sunday at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev.Carrico and Rev.S.C.Honeycutt as officiating ministers.Music was by the Little Paint Choir.Burial was in the family cemetery at Hagar Hill. Paintsville Heardld Wednesday November 27,1963

    
PENNINGTON, Frank
1910-1963
Frank Pennington, 53, died at his home at Van Lear at 5:30 p.m., Friday, November 15, after a two years’ illness.  The son of Clay and Fannie Pennington, he was born August 4, 1910, at Daniels Creek.  He had formerly worked as a miner.  Surviving are five sons, William Pennington, Pike County; Bobby Pennington, Columbus, Ohio; Charles, Buddy, and Scotty Pennington, all at home; three daughters, Ruth, Faye, and Frankie Pennington, all at home; a brother, Bailey Pennington, Van Lear; a sister, Nancy Collins, Van Lear.  Funeral services were conducted at 10:a.m., Monday at the home of Malcom Honeycutt at Daniels Creek with James Sturgill as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Daniels Creek.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 20, 1963

    
ROBINSON, Bruce
11912-1963
Bruce Robinson, 51, former resident of this city, died in a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, November 7, after an extended illness. A member of a well-known family, he was born in this county, June 1, 1912, a son of the late Martin L. and Pauline Wells Robinson.  An outstanding football player, he was a graduate of M.M.I and attended Transylvania College and Southern Methodist University.  A member of the Mayo Methodist Church of this city, he had made his home in Jacksonville for the past five years, where he was employed as a clerk in a hotel-apartment. Survivors include a son, Ray Page Robinson, U.S. Navy; two daughters, Dorothy and Mary Pauline Robinson, Tyler, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Ken L. Miner, Albany, N.Y.; Mrs. Walter L. Lewis, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Paul Record, Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm, at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Reverend David Ross, pastor of the Mayo Church as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1963

    
SAMMONS, Laura (Hall)
1878-1963
Mrs.Laura Hall Sammons, 85, resident of West Van Lear, died in a local hospital at 11:00 Saturday, November 16, after an extended illness.  The daughter of the late Joe and Sarah Goble Hall, she was born June 19 1878, in this county, and had lived at West Van Lear for the past thirty years.  She was a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ.  Her husband, Joe Sammons preceded her in death.  Survivors include four sons, Rev. John G. Sammons, West Van Lear; Floyd Sammons, Paintsville; Rev. T. A. Sammons, Havener, OK; Frank Sammons, Allen; a daughter, Mrs. Malta Phelps, Ypsilanti, MI; a brother, John Hall, West Van Lear; a half-brother, Curtis Hall, East Point.  Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman, S. C. Honeycutt and J. H. Short as officiating ministers. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald, November 20 1963.

   
SPRADLIN, Noah
1887-1963
Noah Spradlin, 76, retired farmer of Denver, died in a local hospital Monday morning, November 11, after an extended illness.  The son of the late Will and Rebecca Harmon Spradlin, he was born in this county August 4, 1887, and had been a lifelong resident of the Denver community.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cordie May Spradlin; two sons, James Oral Spradlin, Ivytop; William T. Spradlin, Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Wiley and Mrs. Geneva Lewis both of this city; Mrs. Loretta Black, Marion, Iowa; a brother, Winifred Spradlin, Denver.  Also surviving are twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were conducted at the home at 1:30 p.m., today, and burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 13, 1963

   
WARD, Nannie (Castle)
1890-1963
Mrs. Nannie Ward, 73, resident of Boyd Street, died in a local hospital Tuesday, November 26, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Ben and Catherine Castle, she was born in this county June 25, 1890, and had lived in this city for five years.  She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Daniel Ward, preceded her in death in 1934. Survivors include four sons, Walter Ward, West Prestonsburg; Dan Ward, Dayton, Ohio; Robert Ward, West Milton, Ohio; Terry Ward, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Erie Webb and Miss Helen Ward both of this city; Mrs. Ruby Lull, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Ralph Castle, Ironton, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Maudie Cecil, Harold.  Also surviving are twenty-eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with James Lyons and Cline Salyers as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Hall Cemetery in this city. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 4, 1963

   
WEBB, Virgie
1903-1963
Virgie Webb, 55, died at her home at Relief at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, after an illness of several months. She was born in Morgan County, January 14, 1903, the daughter of Cornelius and Martha Wheeler Webb.  She had been a lifelong resident of Relief, where she was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Don Webb, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ray Webb, Martha; two sisters, Lillian Webb, Relief; Mrs. Nora Wright, Silver Hill. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at the home, with Ellis Hamilton and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Luther Bradley Quarter.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 13, 1963

    
WHEELER, Troy W.
1936-1963
Troy W. Wheeler, 27, insurance agent of Louisa, died Saturday, November 30, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland of internal injuries received earlier in a one- car accident in Catlettsburg. Catlettsburg police reported the 1961 automobile struck a utility pole at 15th and Center Streets near the intersection of Useless Road with U.S. 23-60. A native of Johnson Couty, he was born April 12, 1936, the son of Troy Wheeler of this city and the late Emma Daniels Wheeler. A veteran of the U. S. Navy, he was a graduate of Morehead State College and pesident of the 1962 senior class. He was active in campus affairs and was a Kentucky Colonel. An agent of the Commonwealth Life Insurance Company, he had lived inLouisa for the past two years and had formerly been employed by the company in Ashland. He was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Van Hoose of Tutor, Key. Survivors also include his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Van Hoose Wheeler; one son, David, and one daughter, Donna, both at home; a sister, Gayle Wheeler of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 p.m., Monday at the Mouth of Rush Freewell Baptist Church with C. C. Hall as officiating minister. Active pallbearers were Ben T. Spradlin, Ernest Thompson, "Hap" York, J. D. Crabtree, Bob Van Hoose, Bernard Nelson, Clyde Phelps and Gary North. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 1963



DECEMBER - 1963


ARROWOOD, Mary Jane
1873-1963
Mrs. Mary Jane Arrowood, 90, beloved and well-known resident of the county, died in a local hospital at 12:29 a.m., Monday, December 16. Mrs. Arrowood had been a patient in the hospital eleven days where she was receiving treatment for injuries received in a fall. She was born at River, March 15, 1873, a daughter of the late Flem and Mary Jane Brown Daniel, and had lived at Boons Camp and Williamsport most of her life.  She was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Felix Ward of Williamsport, at the time of her death.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death January 19, 1931 by her husband, Elder A.J. Arrowood, and by her son, Henry Arrowood, November 12, 1960. Survivors include besides her daughter, five sons, Irvin Arrowood of this city; Leonard Arrowood, Huntington, W. Va.; Glen and Flem Arrowood both of Wayne, W. Va.; Ben Arrowood, Oak Hill, Ohio.  Also surviving are 39 grandchildren, 64 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., today at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Elders Earl Marcum, Earl Muncy and Sammie Preston as officiating minister.  Burial was in the Mollett Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY December 18, 1963

   
BUSH, Ellen (Cooper)
1895-1963
Mrs. Ellen Bush, 68, well-known resident of this city, died suddenly at her home at 1:20 a.m., Friday, December 20, of a heart attack. A daughter of Dave and Mary Bell Bayes Cooper, she was born In this county June 17, 1895, and had been a lifelong resident of the city.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Andy Bush, preceded her in death in 1922. Surviving are two sons, Willard Bush, Pikeville; Arnold Bush of this city; a brother, O.C. Cooper of this city; two sisters, Ruth Castle of this city; Minta Stapleton, Collista.  Also surviving are two grandsons. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22,  In the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Scott Castle and F.S. VanHoose as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 1, 1964

   
CANTRELL, Cal
1913-1963
Cal Cantrell, 50, resident of Oil Springs, died in a local hospital at 1:30 am, Friday, December 27, after an illness of three weeks. The son of Tom Cantrell of Oil Springs and the late Julia Love Cantrell, he was born in this county October 1, 1913.  He had been employed by Allen Corton Paper Mill in Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include besides his father, four brothers, Bob, Bryan, Burns and Burl Cantrell all of Oil Springs; two sisters, Myrtle Hudson, Dayton, Oil; Hazel Cochran, Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 am, Sunday in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with F. F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HEARLD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1, 1964

   
CASTLE, George
1963
George Castle, age of London, Ohio, former resident of Johnson County, died December 5 in a London hospital. Mr. Castle is survived by his wife, Nerva Ward Castle; seven daughters, Mrs. Bill Shoemaker, Mrs. Dal Halstein, Mrs. Aaron Rowe of Ohio, Mrs. Tommie Arthur and Mrs. Wilbur Smith of New York, Mrs. Lorena Bailey of London, Ohio, and Mrs. Fannie Kestner of Paintsville; one brother, Henry Castle of Tomahawk; three half sisters, Mrs. Wm. Pack of Thealka, Mrs. Kenis Duty and Mrs. C. R. Bowling of White House; and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Free Will Baptist Church of Hammond.  Rev. Fred Rowland was the officiating minister.  Burial was made in the Baldridge Cemetery at Hammond. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec. 11, 1963

   
CASTLE, Sarah A. (Castle)
1890-1963
Mrs. Sarah A. Castle, 73, died at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, December 21, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lesco Music of Nippa, after a year's illness.  Death was caused by a stroke. A daughter of the late Amos and Cindy Castle, she was born in this county September 21, 1890, and had lived at Nippa for a number of years. Her husband, Lidge Castle, preceded her in death September 23, 1931. Other survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Oma Hale, Lima, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with Millard Van Hoose and Charles Stapleton as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Angus Castle Quartet.  Burial was in the Sycamore Cemetery. Note: This cemetery is also known as the Clark Castle Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 1, 1964

   
CLEAOMS, Minnie (Mollette)
1882-1963
Minnie Cleaoms Of East Point Dies Saturday Mrs. Minnie Cleaoms, 81, died at 1:10 a.m., Saturday, December 28, at the home of a niece, Mrs. Ervin Hatfield, East Point, following a two week's illness. The daughter of the late James and Sally Ramey Mollette, she was born in Floyd County March 12, 1882, and had lived at East Point for the past three years.  Prior to moving to East Point, she had resided at Betsy Layne. Survivors include a brother, J. W. Mollette, East Point; a sister, Mrs. Cinda Crum, Huntington, W. Va. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Hatfield home at East Point, with Howard Church as the officiating minister.  Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1, 1964

   
DELONG, Sarah (Sammons)
1882-1963
Mrs. Sarah DeLong, 81, resident of Johns Creek, died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, December 1, after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. DeLong was born at Van Lear January 8, 1882, the daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy Music Sammons.  She had made her home at Johns Creek for the past fifty-one years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Ben DeLong, preceded her in death April 19, 1958. Survivors include three sons, Curtis Mitchell and Willie DeLong, all of Johns Creek; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Stewart, Huntington W. Va.; Mrs. Ruby Boyd, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Audrey Dearfield, Delbarton, W. Va.; three brothers, John and Tom Sammons, Meally; Martin Sammons, Thelma; two sisters, Nerve Franklin, Concord; Martha Davis, Huntington, W. Va.; a half sister, Mrs. Menzie Hartman, Baltimore, Md. Also surviving are thirty-three grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Philadelphia Church of Christ at Johns Creek, with Hershell Short and S. C. Honeycutt as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the DeLong Cemetery at Johns Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 4, 1963

   
DIXON, Andrew F.
1909-1963
Andrew F. Dixon Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the Staffordsville United Baptist Church for Andrew F. Dixon, 54, resident of Pikeville, who died of a heart attack at 11:10 a.m., Monday, December 16, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital.  A native of this county, he was born at Staffordsville March 20, 1909, the son of the late Tobe and Ella Fox Dixon.  Mr. Dixon was manager of the Cox Auto Parts in Pikeville, a position he held for twenty-nine years.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rissa Wheeler Dixon; a son, Douglas Dixon, Pikeville; five sisters, Mrs. Toral Franklin, Mrs. Virginia Daniel and Miss Harriet M. Dixon all of Staffordsville;  Mrs. Kenneth Davis, Kenova, W. Va.; Mrs. James O. Davis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Burial will be in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 11, 1963

   
EVANS, Ray
1907-1963
Ray Evans, 56, resident of this city, died in a local hospital at 10:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, after suffering a heart attack. A native of Johnson County, he was born May 22, 1907, and had been a life long resident of the county.  He had been employed by the Big Sandy Petroleum Company in this city for twenty-four years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Zelphia Adams Evans, preceded him in death September 11, 1960. Survivors include two sons, Charles Evans, Effingham, Illinois; James Evans, Thealka; a daughter Carol Evans of this city; a stepson, Noah Adams, Ashland; and a stepdaughter, Jewell Van Hoose, Sitka. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Don Fraley as officiating ministers.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Staffordville Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1963

   
EVANS, Sally (Fairchilds)
1885-1963
Mrs. Sally Evans, 78, resident of Keaton, died in a local hospital at 2:25 p.m., Sunday, December 22, after an illness of several weeks. A native of Johnson County, she was born February 4, 1885, the daughter of the late Rueben and Mary Pelphrey Fairchilds.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, George Evans, preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors include a stepson, Dr. P.J. Evans, Ashland; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harrison Osborne, Flat Gap; Mrs. Tommy Bafley, Keaton. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, at the Keaton United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, O.I. Williams, and Tommie Bailey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-1-1964

   
FREEMAN, Willie
1883-1963
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., today at the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church for Willie Freeman, 80, who died at 8:30 p.m., Monday at his  home at Lick Fork after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of this county, he was born November 4, 1883,  the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Freeman.  He was a farmer and  construction worker prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Slutz Freeman; four sons, Emmett and  Hughie Freeman both of Marion, Va.; John Freeman, Baltimore, Md.; George  Freeman, Wabash, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Lula Bowling, Marion, Va.; a  brother, Watt Freeman, Cold Water, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted by Bruce Spencer.  Burial was in the Fitch  family cemetery at Lick Fork. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18, 1963

   
HAYDEN, Trinnie (Stanford)
1904-1963
Trinnie Hayden, Meally Resident, Dies Saturday Trinnie Hayden, 59, resident of Meally, died in a local hospital at 1:40 a.m., Saturday, December 7, following an illness of eighteen months. Mrs. Hayden was born in this county March 2, 1904, and had been a lifelong resident of the Meally community.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Richard Hayden, four sons, Ed Hayden, Columbus, Ohio; Shird Hayden, Cynthiana; Grant Hayden, Meally; Asa Hayden, Meally; five daughters, Willie Mae Jennings, Columbus, Ohio; Sue Hayden, Meally; Mary Jane Bowen, Sitka; Martha Ramey, Wheelersburg; Marie Young, Van Lear; three brothers, Grant Stanford, Boons Camp; Willie Stanford, Sitka; Warren G. Stanford, Pontiac, Michigan; three sisters, Jennie Collins, Westerville, Ohio; Thelma Hale, Shiloh, Ohio; Addie Music, Wabash, Ind. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bruce Spencer and Charles Stapleton as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-11-1963

   
JOHNSON, Anna Mae (Price)
1921-1963
Mrs. Anna Mae Price Johnson, 42, died suddenly December 8, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Prestonsburg, October 6, 1921, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Mrs. Virgie Price of Shelby, Ohio, and the late John Price.  She was married December 26, 1939, in Paintsville, to Lloyd Johnson, Sr., who survives. Others survivors include a son, Lloyd Johnson, Jr., Lawton, Okla.; two brothers, Robert Price, Walbridge, Ohio; Joe Price, Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. (Esther) Howerton, Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Ruth Oney, Nankin, Ohio; Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 pm, Thursday, December 12, in the chapel of the McQuate Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio, with the Rev. Dauge of Shiloh and Plymouth Methodist Churches as officiating minister.  Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 1-1-1964

  
MAHAN, Mary Alice "Molly" (Meade)
1871-1963
Mary Alice Mahan, 92, known to her friends as "Molly", died at 2:25 a.m., Saturday, December 7, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Stafford of Oil Springs.  She had been ill for the past five years. The daughter of the late Robert and Katherine Litteral Meade, she was born in this county June 8, 1871 and had been a lifelong redient of the Oil Springs community. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Her husband, B. F. Mahan, preceded her in death in 1938. Surviving besides her daughter are two sons, Earl Mahan, West Van Lear; Charlie Mahan, Ashland; another daughter, Mrs. Raleigh Nicholas, Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Fred Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday at Oil Springs Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Hart and Rev. Van Bibber as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 11, 1963

    
MCCARTY, Clifton
1891-1963
Clifton McCarty, 72, redient of Manila, died at his home at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, after an illness of several months. A lifelong resident of the county, he was born at Oil Springs December 1, 1891, a son of James H. and Sarah E. McCarty.  He engaged in farming and was employed as a carpenter. A consecrated Christian, he joined the United Baptist Church at Low Gap January 1, 1908, and later was ordained a deacon of that church. His first marriage was to Dollie Williams, who preceded him in death in 1918.  Also preceding himin death were three infant children. He was later married to the former Delia Gullett, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Carl and Jimmie McCarty both of Manila; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Green of New York City; a brother, Oscar McCarty, Manila; three sisters, Mrs. Lewis Buckley, Ashland; Mrs. Luther Baldwin, Win; Mrs. Everett Lemaster, Manila.  Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Friday at the home with Elders Buell Ferguson, Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Eugene Lemaster, Joe McCarty, Lowell Cochran, Roy McCarty, Kenawha Long, Wallie Fyffe, Jimmie Marsh and Robert Stapleton. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 18, 1963

    
MURPHY, Freddie 
1944-1963
Freddie Michael Murphy, 19, of Van Lear, died in West Liberty, December 22. Morgan County coroner said death was due to internal hemorrhage and shock from a gunshot would in the abdomen.  At first it was thought that the young man had taken his life, but later it was decided that he probably died when a gun he had in his possession accidently discharged. Elmer Haney, night employee at the Texaco Service Station in West Liberty, said young Murphy came to the station at about five o'clock on the morning of December 22.  He commented casually about some work Haney was doing and then went to the rest room where the gun discharged.  The bullet went through the aorta, the large artery leading from the heart. He was the son of Ernest R. Murphy, and was born August 1, 1944, at Van Lear.  He had been out of military service about three weeks and was in West Liberty visiting relatives when his death occurred. Surviving are his father of Johnson City, Tenn., and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Louraine Hudson, Matoon, Ill., Mrs. Ernestine Fox, Johnstown, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Kautz, Morrow, Ohio, Mrs. Patsy Holloway, Guam, Mrs. Madonna Honacker, Morrow, Ohio, Martin T. Murphy, Van Lear, James H. Murphy, Marion, Ind., Leon Murphy, Lebanon, Ohio, and Glenn Murphy, Newark, Ohio. Funeral service was held December 24, at the Freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear. Burial was in the Van Lear cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 8, 1964

    
PENIX, Allen
1886-1963
Allen Penix, 77, died at his home at Boons Camp at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, after suffering a heart attack. The son of the late Dixie Lee and Mary Mollett Penix, he was born at Boons Camp October 23, 1886, and had made his home there for the past thirty-seven years.  He was a retired miner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Denninson Penix, whom he married in this city September 16, 1918. Other survivors include five sons, James Penix, David; W.A., Virgil Lee, Edgar and Burns Penix, all of Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Virgie Mae Shivley, Ironton, Ohio; Mrs. Dimple Rae Penix and Mrs. Bonnie Jean Collins both of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Jim and John Penix both of Williamsport, four sisters, Mandy Walters, Boons Camp, Clara Sparks, Dayton, Ohio; Fannie Sammons, Fairborn, Ohio; Mary Walters, Williamsport.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with J.H. Short and Cully Sparks as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Penix Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY December 18, 1963

    
PRESTON, Lyda (Nunnery)
1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Lyda Nunnery Preston, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday in the chapel the Jones and Preston Funeral Home.  Mrs. Preston died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday , December 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Billie Marie Mason, with whom she made her home. A native of Floyd County, Mrs. Preston was the daughter of the late Sherman and Rosa Clark Nunnery.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Prestonsburg and former partner in the Tots and Teen Shop in that city.  She had made her home in this city for the past fourteen years. Surviving besides her daughter are three sisters, Mrs. Edna Collins, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Mary Cosling, Ashland; Mrs. Grace Knight, Suffolk, Va.; a brother, Byron Nunnery, Prestonsburg.  Also surviving are two granddaughters, Joy and Lyda Nell Mason, both of this city. Services will be conducted by the Rev. David Ross, pastor of Mayo Memorial Church.  Burial will be in the May Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-18-1963

   
PUCKETT, Kanwha
1898-1963
Kanwha Puckett, 65, better known as “Booten”, died at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, December 19, at the home of a niece, Mrs. Margaret Rowland, East Point, after an extended illness.  A native of Magoffin County, he was born July 4, 1898, a son of the late William and Evaline Arnett Puckett.  A retired miner, he had made his home at Thealka for the past forty-five years and was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving besides his niece are two brothers, Luther Puckett, Thealka, and Charlie Puckett, Florida.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 21, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church.  Burial was in the Thealka Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 1, 1964

    
STAMBAUGH, Hervie
1885-1963
Hervie Stambaugh, 78, retired salesman of the Paintsville Grocery Company, died at his home at Charley at 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, after a brief illness. The son of the late Garfield and Thursa Van Hoose Stambaugh, he was born in this county February 2, 1885.  He was a member of the First Christian Church and Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM.  His first married was to Birdie Trimble, who preceded him in death.  He later married Emma Daniel Hayes, who also preceded him in death.  Survivors include his step-mother, Mrs. Lou Akers Stambaugh, and the following brothers and sisters:  J. V. Stambaugh of this city; Paris Stambaugh, Charley; Bruce Stambaugh, Sitka; James Stambaugh of this city; Morris Stambaugh, Indiana; Lowell Stambaugh of this city; Mrs. Fannie Davis, Sitka; Mrs. John Haden Rice, Sitka; Mrs. Lucy Van Hoose and Mrs. Gladys Roberts both of this city; Mrs. Ruie Daniel, Indiana.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Charles Saunders officiating.  Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 11, 1963

    
WALLIN, Fannie Ethel (Ferguson)
1890-1963
Mrs. Fannie Ethel Wallin, 73, died at 8:20 p.m., Thursday, December 12, at her home at Relief after suffering a stroke a week earlier. A lifelong resident of Relief, she was born April 6, 1890, the daughter of the late John and Sarah E. Sherman Ferguson.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was married August 4, 1908, at Relief, to H. S. Wallin, who survives. Survivors also include four sons, Ballard Wallin, Moon; Gaylord Wallin, West Liberty; Goble and Andra Wallin both of Relief; two daughters, Mrs. Oval Ferguson, Relief; Mrs. Mitchell Keaton, Moon; three brothers, R.L. Ferguson and P.H. Ferguson both of Relief; W.N. Ferguson, Moon.  Also surviving are twenty grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11:00 a.m., at New Salem Church with Hood Wallin, Lowell Ferguson and John Pelphrey as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Relief. Note: According to the Kentucky Death Index, Fannie Wallin died on 12-12-1963 in Morgan  Co., KY Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-11-1963

    
WILLIAMS, Phairo
1885-1963
Phairo Williams, 78, resident of Winifred, died in Pike County Hospital in Waverly, Ohio, after an illness of six months. The son of Noah and Polly Skaggs Williams, he was born February 18, 1885, at Flat Gap and had lived at Winifred for three years. His wife, Effie Price Williams, preceded him in death April 22, 1961. Surviving are three daughters, Ruby Moloy, Waverly, Ohio; Stella Esta Caudill, Winifred; Alka Boggs, Blaine; a son, Homer Williams, Louisa; a brother, Albert Williams, Lowmansville.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren and eighteen great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Sunday at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with O. I. Williams and Ellis Hamilton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 12-11-1963

    
WILLIAMSON, Melissa D.
1936-1963
Miss Melissa D. Williamson, 27, died at her home at Tomahawk at 4:00 pm, Tuesday December 10, following a month’s illness. The daughter of John and Mary Osborne Williamson, she was born at Tomahawk March 14, 1936, and had been a lifelong resident of that community. Survivors also include three brothers, Claude Williamson, Allen Park, Michigan; Aulden Williamson, Columbus, Ohio; Jimmie Williamson, Ypsilanti, Michigan; four sisters, Mrs. Edna LePage, Southgate, Michigan; Mrs. Barbara Carter, Madrid, Spain; Mrs. Phyllis Morefield, Southgate, Michigan; Mrs. Garna Joe Meade, White House. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm, Saturday in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Bill Meade and Clyde Boiling as officiating ministers.  Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 1963

    
YOUNG, Arnold
1914-1963
ARNOLD YOUNG OF THEALKA DIES TUESDAY Arnold Young, 49, died suddenly at his home at Thealka Tuesday, December 10. The son of the late Williams and Florence Heftner Young, he was born in this county July 20, 1914, and had been a lifelong resident of the Thealka community.  A World War II veterans and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, he was employed as a painter and plumber. Surviving are his wife, Mary Burton Young; two daughters Rebecca and Rachel Young both at home; a brother Frank Young, Lowmansville; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Mollette and Mrs. Beulah Bowens both of Lowmansville, Mrs. Anise Daniel, Huntington, W. Va. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Irvin Castle is officiating ministers.  Burial will be in the family cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 1963


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