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JANUARY - 1965

ALEXANDER, Kate (Greer)
1899-1965
Kate Greer Alexander, 63 of East Point, died at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Paintsville Hospital, the victim of a stroke she suffered on Friday.  She was born Feb. 22, 1899, a daughter of the late William and Malissa hall Greer and was a member of a well-known East Point family.  She had been a resident of the Bear Hollow section of the county all her life.  Mrs. Alexander was a member of the Methodist Church.  She was first married to Thomas Price and after his death; she was married to William Allen Alexander who also preceded her in death.  Surviving are two sons, Thomas Price, Jr., Troy, Ohio, Gene Allen Alexander, Jr. East Point, three daughters, Mrs. Betty Anna Coning and Mrs. Daisy Novella Walker, Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Juanita Hager of Auxier, Ky.  Other survivors include a brother, Charles Greer of East Point, five sisters, Mrs. Alka Music, Mrs. Edith Burchett and Mrs. Irene Bowling of East Point, Mrs. Pricilla Johnson, Sylvania, Ga., Mrs. Gladys Blair, New Smyrna, Fla. 12 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial will be made in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-27-1965

   
BALDWIN, McKinley
1896-1965
"MCKINLEY BALDWIN, 68, DIES WAS LUMBER COMPANY OFFICIAL" McKinley Baldwin, prominent Paintsville businessman, died at 7:00 a.m. January 29, in a local hospital,  following a brief illness. He had been an employee of the Van Hoose Lumber Company since 1924, and was secretary and treasurer of the  Company at the time of his death.   Mr. Baldwin, was born Nov. 4, 1896, a son of Shell and Hannah Davis Baldwin, and he had been a resident of  Johnson County most of his life. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nova Holbrook Baldwin, three sons, Robert Baldwin, Paintsville, D. C. Baldwin, Grayson,  Ky., and Lowell Baldwin, Minneapolis, Minn., two daughters, Mrs. Imogene Ward, South Gate, Kentucky, Mrs. Patty  Morris, Camp A. P. Hill, Virginia, and the following brothers and sisters, Clint Baldwin, Winchester, Kentucky,  Miss Susan Baldwin, Oil Springs, and Mrs. Nora Webb, Dayton, Ohio.   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, January 31, at the United Baptist Church in Paintsville.   Officiating ministers were Foster Rigsby, Tommy Bailey, and Lonza Reed.  Pallbearers were Scott Craft, Jr., Joe Howard VanHoose, Clarence Rice, Jack David VanHoose, Paul Pelphrey,  Jimmy Matthews, Virgil Holbrook, Leon Preston, Jeff Owens.   Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, February 23, 1965

   
BUTCHER, John King
1886-1965
J.K. Butcher, 77, retired Paintsville merchant and businessman, was found dead about 1:00 p.m. Saturday in his room at the Webb Hotel on Main Street. It is believed he had succumbed to a heart attack several hours before. Mr. Butcher, who had been living on his farm in the Fish Trap vicinity for several years, had recently moved to the hotel. He had formerly served as a member of the board at Mayo Methodist Church, and at the Mayo college. He was one of two in the first graduating class at the old Mayo Seminary which later became Mayo State Vocational School. Mr. Butcher was the son of the late Henry Morgan and Agnes Lawrence Butcher, and was born in Johnson County, July 22, 1886. He was a member of Mayo Methodist Church, Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM and was a 32nd degree Mason. Surviving are two sons, John K. Butcher, Jr. of Louisville and L.K. Butcher, Paintsville, three daughters, Dr. Alpharetta Archer of Painstville, Rosella Gamboe, Paintsville, Linda Prater, Van Lear, one brother, Beecher Butcher, Williamsport, and two sisters, Ella Van Hoose, Ulysses, Ky and Edna Ward, Williamsport. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. January 12, at Old Friendship United Baptist Church by Nim Sturgill, Glen Arrowood, and Flem Arrowood. Paintsville Lodge 381 F & Am conducted gravesite rites. Burial was in the Butcher family cemetery in Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 13 1965

   
CAUDILL, Ethel (Travis)
1894-1965
"Funeral Held Monday For Sister Of Local Women" Ethel Caudill, 70, widow of the late John T. Caudill, died at 2:45 Saturday at her home at Stambaugh after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 27, 1894 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Henry and Susan Fairchild Travis. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death August 21, 1957. Surviving are three sons, Wilbur Caudill, Wyandotte, Mich., Wayne Caudill, Stambaugh, Lionel Caudill, Nippa; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Ross, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Marie Pugh and Mrs. Hazel Steele, both of Paintsville, and a grandson, Jimmy Ray Caudill. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 18 at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church.  Officiating ministers were Flem Arrowood and F. F. Rigsby. Burial was in the Stambaugh family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 20, 1965

    
CLARK, Charlie
1876-1965
Charlie Clark, Retired Miner Dies January 5 Charlie Clark, 87, a retired miner of the Daniels Creek section, died at 8:25 a.m. January 5, in a local hospital following an extended illness.  He was born in Floyd County March 17, 1876, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Clark and had lived in the Daniels Creek vicinity all his life.  He was a member of a pioneer Eastern Kentucky family, and was affliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was married to Miss Lora Ward, and after her death, he married Lucrecie Webb who survives him. Other survivors are a son, Charlie W. Clark, Allen, Ky., a step-son, Mallory Webb, one daughter, Mrs. Martha Hunt, Ivel, Ky., two grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 7, at the Old Log Church on Daniels Creek by the Rev. James Sturgill. Burial was in the Sam Clark Cemetery on Daniels Creek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 13, 1965

   
CRAFT, Collista
1855-1965
"Collista Craft, 79 Dies At Meally" Funeral Services Held Tuesday at Residence" Collista Craft, wife of Charley Craft, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday at her home at Meally following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late John and Sis Fitch Hall, and was born July 12, 18 1855 she was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are three sons, Dewey, Denver and Charley Craft, all of Meally, three daughters, Miss Ada Craft and Mrs. Bill Short of  Meally and Mrs. Mitchell Salyer of Flatwoods. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10;30 Tuesday at the residence. Officiating ministers were J. H. Short and George Plymale of Kenova, W. Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  1-20-1965

  
DANIEL, Malcolm
1907-1965
A Paintsville man was found dead on the old U.S. Highway 23 in the narrows just south of Paintsville on January 12.  He was Malcolm Daniel, 57, a well-known Paintsville resident. James R. Preston, County Coroner, said death apparently occurred from natural causes. Mr. Daniel was born Jun 16, 1907, a son of Thomas and Belle Stapleton Daniel.  He had resided in Johnson County nearly all his life and was a house painter by occupation. Surviving are two daughters, Kaye Daniel and Linda Daniel, both of Staffordsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Castle, Tutor Key, and Mrs. General Castle, Thealka. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. January 14, at the Tutor Key United Baptist Church by Cullie Sparks. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 20, 1965

   
FANNIN, Leonard
1883-1965
Johns Creek Man Dies Monday Long Illness Fatal to Leonard Fannin Leonard Fannin, 81, well=known resident of Johns Creek section, died at 11:00 a.m., Monday in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Floyd County May 24, 1883, and had followed mining as an occupation. He was married to Maudie Smith who died January 7, 1952. Surviving are four sons, Clarence and Hayes Fannin, both of Van Lear; Leonard Fannin, Jr., Hager Hill, Herman Fannin, Cleveland, Ohio and five daughters Mrs. Mabel Delong, Hager Hill, Mrs. Ethel Burchwell, Van Lear, Mrs. Eula Mae Wells Auxier and Mrs. Lucinda Delong and Mrs. Edith Robinson both of Cleveland, Ohio. Other survivors are two brothers, Grover Fannin and George Fannin, both of Van Lear, and on sister, Mrs. Rosella Priest of Inez. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 20 at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Bill Tackett and Rev. John Conley. Burial was in the family cemetery on Johns. Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-20-1965

   
KING, Carl Hampton
1926-1965
Carl Hampton King, 38, died in a hospital at Frankfort, Saturday, January 16 after an extended illness. He was born August 21, 1926 in Johnson County, a son of Julia Burton King and the late Floyd King, Sr. He had been a resident of Frankfort for 25 years. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Wadyne Lemaster of New Jersey; Mrs. Bobbie Davis, Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Walter Cantrell, Sitka; Mrs. Ova Chandler, Lowmansville, Miss Dora Mae King, Volga, and six brothers, William King, Volga; Charlie, Howard, Henry Roger, McArthur and Floyd King, Jr., all of Volga. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the King home at Volga by the Rev. Lonza Reed. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 20, 1965

    
MUSIC, Alex
1965
"ALEX MUSIC, OF VAN LEAR DIES JANUARY 9" Alex Music, 61 died at 9:30 a.m. January 9 at his home in Van Lear. He was a son of the late Lincoln Music and Mahala Webb Music, and was born in Johnson County where he had spent most of his life. A retired miner, he was a member of the U.M.W.A. Surviving besides his wife, Mary VanHoose Music, are four sons, Isom Music of Van Lear, James Music and Robert Music, Marion, Ind., a daughter Mrs. Betty Jennings of Van Lear and nine grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Henry Music, Van Lear; Irvin Music, Hager Hill, Melvin Music, Mechanicsburg, Ohio and one half brother, Eunice Stambaugh of Hager Hill. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 11 at West Van Lear Church of Christ by Cecil Sherman. Burial was at the Club House Cemetery in Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-13-1965

   
MUSIC, Kenneth G.
1965
Melvin Swain of King Addition was seriously injured January 15 in an auto-truck collision in which one man was killed and a third was injured. Kenneth Gale Music, 29, of Bonanza was killed instantly when the car he was driving collided with a pickup truck driven by Mr. Swain.  The accident occurred at 9:45 p.m. on the north side of Abbott Mountain. Clarence Frasure of Bonanza, a passenger in the Music car, suffered a fractured arm and was hospitalized at King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Swain is being treated for a dislocated hip and a broken rib.  His is a patient in the Paintsville hospital where his condition is reported to be improving. Music suffered skull, chest and other injuries.  None of those involved was thrown from the car in which Music was killed. Music was associated with his father in the operation of the Ken Coal Company. He was the son of Gale and Mattie Spradlin Music, who survive.  Surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Lora Jean Burchett, St Albana, W. Va., Miss Phyllis Ann Music and James Gordoa Music, both of Bonanza, also the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura A. Spradlin of Bonanza. Funeral services were conducted January 18. from the Bonanza United Baptist Church.  Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 27. 1965

   
PERRY, Albert
1965
Word has been recieved here of the death of Albert Perry, of Cawood, Ky., who passed away at his home on January 24. Mr. Perry was a former resident of Paintsville and was the son of the late George C. and Melissa Wells Perry. He was a brother of the Rev. Charles S. Perry, former pastor of Mayo Memorial Methodist Church here. Mr. Perry leaves many relatives and friends in this section. Burial was in the family cemetery at Harlan . Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-3-1965

   
PRESTON, Sam
1887-1965
Well-Known Meally Resident Dies Saturday Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Buffalo United Baptist Church at Mealy for Sam Preston, a prominent resident of this county. Mr. Preston died suddenly at 9:15 a.m. January 13, at his home at Meally following a heart attack. He was born December 23, 1887, a son of James C. and Clista Ward Preston, and had spent his life in the Buffalo vicinity.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was married to Malta Short at Stambaugh on May 16, 1908. Surviving are five sons, Don Preston, Van Lear; Ervin Preston, Lowmansville; Herbert Preston, Huntington, W. Va.; Lafe Preston, Xenia, Ohio; Arthur Preston, Huntington, W. Va.; and three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Trimble, Mrs. Bonie Rowe, and Mrs. Ruea Preston, all of Huntington, W. Va. He leaves also 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral rites were conducted by Glen Arrowood, Arthur Priest, and Nim Sturgill. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 20, 1965

   
PRICE, Deward B.
1907-1965
Deward B. Price, 57, West Van Lear merchant and farmer, died suddenly Saturday, January 30, in a local hospital shortly after being stricken with a heart attack at his home. He had been in ill health for a few years but his death was unexpected. He was a son of the late Everett and Flossie Spradlin Price, and was born at East Point Dec. 11, 1907. He had been a resident of West Van Lear for many years, where he was associated in the merchantile business with his grandfather, the late B.L. Spradlin. He had continued with the operation of the store known as Spradlin & Price, and had also been active in farming and livestock raising. He had served as a director of the Paintsville Herald Corporation from 1960 until the corporation was dissolved this year. Mr. Price was a member of the Church of God. Surviving besides his wife, Gladys Goble Price, are two daughters, Miss Rosemary Price, and Mrs. Joan Hummer, and a grandson, Joel Thomas Hummer, all of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 2, at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with S.C. Honeycutt and Cecil Sherman officiating. Pallbearers were Carlos Goble, William Stambaugh, Bruce Phelps, J. Milo Preston, Luther Russell, Bill Belcher, John Conley, Victor Conley, and Kent Phelps. Interment was made in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 3, 1965

    
REXODE, Virginia (Helton) (Dills)
1965
Mrs. Virginia Dills Rexrode, former Paintsville resident, died January 11 in the Green Cross Hospital in Akron Ohio after a four week illness. She was the daughter of the late Bascom and Ada Rule Helton and was a sister of Greenville Helton of this city. Mrs. Rexrode had lived in Akron, Ohio for several years and was a beautician. She was widely known in Johnson County. She was first married to Jess Dills who died many years ago. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter Neval Preston of 29 palms, Calif., two grandsons and the following brothers and sisters, Lura Williams, Staffordsville; Jane Griffith, Akron, Ohio; Priscilla Burchett, Akron, Ohio, Lucinda Barnett, Ashland, Ky., Kelse Helton, Staffordsville and Greenville Helton. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 15 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral home. Burial was in Memorial Park in Staffordsville. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 13, 1965

   
ROWLAND, Golda (Skaggs)
1919-1965
Golda Rowland, 45, wife of William Floyd Rowland of Volga died at 4:00 a.m. Monday, January 4 at Lancaster, Ohio after an illness of three months. She was born January 10, 1919, a daughter of Daniel and Rosa Lee Medley Skaggs of Red Bush. Surviving are three sons, Arthur G. Rowland, Lancaster, Ohio, William K. Rowland, Lexington, Ky., and Michael Rowland, U.S. Army at Fort Knox, and one daughter, Mrs. Wilmer Stapleton, Volga. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. January 6 at Red Bush Enterprise Church. Officiating ministers were Ellis Hamilton, Willard Bailey, and Robert Meece. Burial was the family cemetery at Keaton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan. 13 1965

   
SKAGGS, Seattle (Fyffe)
1891-1965
"Former Keaton Woman Dies in Indiana" Seattle Skaggs 73, died in Westville, Indiana, January 3, 1965 after an illness of several months.  She was a former resident of Keaton, but had lived in Indiana for 20 years.  Mrs. Skaggs was born in Johnson County August 14, 1891, and was a dauthter of John and Martha Slusher Fyffe.  She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Her husband, Paris Skaggs died in 1920. Surviving are two sons, Hillman Skaggs of Pantsville and Edgar Skaggs, East Chicago, Indiana, and one granddaughter, Bonita Mae Skaggs of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 6, 1965, at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Ellis Hamilton, and Rev. Hood Wallen. Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan.13 1965

   
WARD, Agnes (Setser)
1882-1965
Agnes Setser Ward, 82, died at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, at her home on Daniels Creek following a brief illness. She was a member of a pioneer family of Eastern Kentucky. Mrs. Ward was born February 9, 1882, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late C.W. and Harriet Music Setser. She had been a resident of Daniels Creek nearly all her life. She was affiliated, with the Church of Christ. Her husband, Oliver Ward, died in 1933. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Setser, and Mrs. Carlis Marie Butcher, both of Daniels Creek, 10 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Funerla services were conducted by the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt at 10:30 a.m. today at the Philadelphia Church of Christ. Burial was in the Setser family cemetery on Daniels Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-20-1965

   
WHEELER, Josh
1877-1965
Mr. Josh Wheeler, 87, died January 2 in a local hospital after an illness of nine days. Born September 23, 1877, he was the son of Oliver and Amanda Terry Wheeler of Wilbur, Kentucky.  He had been a resident of Wilbur all his life and was a member of the United Brethren Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Troy Wheeler, Wilbur and one daughter Mrs. Jess Green, Paintsville; three brothers, Garfield Wheeler, Ashland, John Wheeler, South Viena, Ohio, Millard Wheeler, Lowmansville; one sister, Mrs. Fidela Chandler, Ashland, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted January 5 at the home of Troy Wheeler with the Rev. Gallie Issac officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wilbur. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 6, 1965

   
WILLIAMS, Bruce
1887-1965
Bruce Williams, 77, a retired farmer of Barnetts Creek, died at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at his home after an extended illness. He was born May 28, 1887, a son of the late Thomas H. and Christine Brown Williams. Surviving are his wife, Arizona Williams; one stepson, James Blevins, Lowmansville; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Betty Ruth Conley, Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Martha Cupoli, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Elva Dutton, Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Ducia Caudill, Paintsville, Mrs. Ethel Caudill, Stockbridge, Michigan; and three brothers, Cecil Williams, Chelsea, Mich.; Myrcle and Arthur Williams, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Barnetts Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Lonza Reed, Rev. Scott Castle, and Rev. Charles Stapleton. Burial was in the Barnetts Creek-Salyer Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 20, 1965




FEBRUARY - 1965

 
ARROWOOD, Albert
1880-1965
"Rites Feb. 27" Albert Arrowood, 84, well- known resident of Johnson County, died Thursday at his home at Offutt after an illness of one year. He was a son of George and Samantha Billingham Arrowood, and was born at Meally on August 4, 1880.  He had been a resident of Offutt for 40 years. Surviving is his wife, Buna Ward Arrowood, to whom he was married at River, Kentucky in 1906. Other survivors are three sons, Russell Arrowood, Charleston, W. Va., Burl Arrowood, South Charleston, W. Va., Estill Ar- rowood, Huntington, W. Va., one brother, Ben Arrowood, Olive Hill, Ky., two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Wells, Pikeville, Mrs. Alice Bayes, Ashland, four grandchil- dren and seven great grand- children. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Preston Funeral Home by Ivan Butcher and Glen Arrowood. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at River, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1965

   
BAILEY, James Edwin
1965
James Edwin Bailey, infant son of Billy N. and Clotine Ferguson Bailey, died February 17 at 9:30 a.m., immediately after birth. Surviving besides the parents are grandmothers, Mrs. Lexie Ferguson, Crockett, and Mrs. Sybil Bailey, Flat Gap. Grave side rites were at the Bailey Cemetery on February 18, with the Rev. Hood Wallen officiating. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 24 1965

   
BLAIR, James F.
1886-1965
JAMES F. BLAIR, KNOWN AS "LITTLE FRANK" DIES FEB 27 James F. Blair, 78, better known as "Little Frank," died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital after a brief illness.  He was a resident of West Van Lear, where he had lived for many years. He was born November 30, 1886 in Johnson County, a son of the late Harrison and Gilly Ann Robinson Blair.  He was a construction worker by occupation.  Surviving are his wife, Bertha Rice Blair, at home, four sons, Grady, James Farley, Edward Earl, and John Charles Blair, all of Dayton, Ohio, and four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Johnson, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Mildred Pack and Mrs. Ann Knoop of Louisville, and Mrs, Gladys Baker of Washington, D.C.  His is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mae McCloud of West Van Lear, Mrs. Alta Smith, Flatwoods, and Mrs. Lurie Rice, Ashland.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home by Rev. S. C. Honeycutt. Burial was in the family cemetery at West Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 3 1965

    
CASTLE, Richard
1911-1965
Richard Castle, 53, died at 2:15 p.m., February 10, after suffering a heart attack. Born May 11, 1911, he was the son of Cleve and Virgie Bell Sadler Castle.  He was a resident of Tutor Key and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church.  He was a former coal miner.  Surviving is his wife Mary Elizabeth Vanhoose Castle.  He is survived by one son, Richard Thomas Castle, Bellevue Mish., three daughters, Mrs. John J. Preston, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Carl Clay, David, and Mrs. Harry VanHoose, South Charleston, W. Va.  Other survivors include two brothers, Grover Castle, Lowmansville and Cody of Nippa; four sisters, Mrs. Carmel VanHoose, Sitka, Mrs. Arthur Scarberry, Lowmansville, Mrs. Ollie Daniel, Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Ellis Scarberry, Lowmansville, and eleven grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at the Tom's Creek United Baptist Church on February 13 at 11:00 a.m. with the Revs. Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Collie Sparks officiating.  Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  FEBRUARY 24 1965   

   
CONLEY, Guy
1910-1965
Guy Conley, 54, of Van Lear, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday February 21, at his home after an illness of several months, He was the son of the late Green and Mollie Burk Conley, and was born March 15, 1910 in Johnson County, he had been a life long resident of Van Lear and was a member of the First Christian Church. He attended Kentucky Christian College and was a member of the Phi Delta Socority. Mr. Conley attended Van lear Schools and was a part President of Van Lear P. T. A. while attending school, He was a member of the High School Band and the glee club. He was a leader of the Van Lear Boy Scouts. He attended College in Arkansas. Suvivors include five brothers, Stewart and Bearl Conley, Van Lear; Charles and Henry Conley, Ashland, and Scott Conley, Middlesboro; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Jasper, Mrs. Jack Stratton and Miss Sophia Conley, Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted February 23 at 1:30 p.m. with the Revs. Charles Saunders and Cecil Sherman officiating. Pallbearers were Everett Hall, Jess Songer, Carrol Williamson, Otto Baldridge Jr. Paul Sheets, and Dr. W.M. D. Blair. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones & Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-24-1965


DANIELS, Bert
1918-1965
Fire believed to have originated with a cigarette brought death to a Paintsville man on Saturday. Bert Daniels, 47, died shortly after he was rescued from his burning home here.  The coroner’s report attributed the cause of death to second- and third-degree burns and to suffocation. Indications are that the fire began in a couch on which Daniels had been sleeping. The victim apparently had aroused sufficiently to make his way to the back door of the house, which was locked when firemen arrived.  Apparently, he had been unable to open the door and collapsed on the kitchen floor. A call by a neighbor had summoned Fire Chief Lee Howard, Jr., to the home, which is located on Mill Street behind the Mayo State Vocational School.  Chief Howard promptly turned in an alarm which brought a 17-man force to the scene. Indications were that the fire had possibly been building up for as much as two hours before it became evident from outside the house. Prompt action by City and volunteer fire fighters confined the fire to one room and a ceiling, and had flames extinguished in a matter of minutes. Smoke continued to be a problem for a short time, however, as did the rumor that there were others in the home in addition to Mr. Daniels. A thorough search of the home quickly determined that there were no other persons involved. The five-room house was heavily damaged. Chief Howard commended the members of the volunteer squad for their promptness in responding to the urgent call, which went out at 3:45 Saturday afternoon.  Both City fire trucks were on the scene in a matter of minutes. Mr. Daniels, a former coal operator, had been a member of Chandlersville Lodge 858 F&AM.  He was born January 15, 1918, a son of the late Willie L. and Elizabeth Brooks Daniels. Services were held for the victim on Monday at the Lowmansville United Baptist Church, by Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby. Burial was in the Daniels Cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Conley Daniels; and four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Mae Daniels and Mrs. Ella Francis Ratliff of Paintsville, Mrs. Beatrice Lee Ball of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Wilma Jo Collins of Drift. Six sisters also survive:  Mrs. Luty Castle of Lowmansville, Mrs. Edith Walters of Paintsville, Mrs. Alka Grimm of Thealka, Mrs. Luke Adams of Kingston, Ohio; Mrs. Ruby King and Mrs. Dorothy Crane, both of Columbus. Roy Daniels of Sitka and Ray Daniels of Lowmansville, brothers of the victims, also are survivors. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 17, 1965

   
DANIELS, Frank
1889-1965
RETIRED MINER DIES SATURDAY Frank Daniels, widely known Van Lear man, died February 27 in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired miner and had been a resident of Van Lear most of his life. He was born March 2 1889, a son of the late Albert and Dorotha Brown Daniels. Surviving are his wife, Izora (Harless) Daniels, three sons, Charles L. Daniels, Paintsville, Robert Arthur and Frank Daniels, Ypsilanti, Mich., six daughters, Mrs. Opal Richmond, Fairborn, Ohio, Mrs. Bessie McCoart and Mrs. Ruby Ward, Van Lear, Mrs. Helen Witten, Mallory, W. Va., Mrs. Lucille Blanton, Logan, Ohio, Mrs, Florence Hughes, West Van Lear, and one sister, Mrs Gus Hayes, of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church by Mose Kitchen and Edagr Hewlett. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.03 1965

   
DAVIS, Alma (McKenzie)
1965
Mrs, Alma McKenzie Davis, 59, wife of Lindsey Davis, died suddenly at her home on Brush Creek Road in Powell County on Febuary 15. She was a native of Johnson County, and the daughter of the late Orlando and Clara Hill McKenzie Stapleton. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Paul Bradley, two sons, Charles and James Davis, all of West Bend, Ky,; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Emma Blanton, Staffordsville and one half- brother, Douglas Stapleton, Fuget. Funeral services were conducted at the Scobee Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Pinkston officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Blanton, Bud Blanton, Charles McKenzie, Cline McKenzie, Bill Pelphrey, Joel Baldwin, Jr., Danny Davis, Eddie Davis, and James M. Davis, nephews of Mr. Davis. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 3, 1965

   
DAVIS, Thomas J.
1871-1965
Thomas J. Davis, 93, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Millard Preston, Jenkins, Ky., on February 17.  He had been ill approximately three weeks. Born May 1, 1871, he was the son of James and Margaret Lewis Davis.  A resident of Thealka most of his life, he had moved here from Ohio in 1911.  He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a retired mine foreman, having been employed with the North East Coal Company 35 years. Survivors are one son, Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Elkhorn City and four daughters, Mrs. Randall Daniel, Tutor Key; Mrs. Millard Preston, Jenkins; Mrs. Howard Lambert, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Curt Thompson, Springfield, Ohio, 11 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 20 in the Chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Preston officiating.  Singers were Angus Castle, Mrs. Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Mrs. Oakley Blanton, pianist, Brenda Spradlin. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 24, 1965

   
DAWSON, Virginia (Setser)
1918-1965
Mrs. Virginia Dawson, 46, of Van Lear, died at 1:30 p.m. on February 17, in a local hospital, after an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late John and Katherine Keel Setser and was born February 22, 1918 in Floyd County.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving is her husband, Audie Dawson, whom she married on June 4, 1937 in Salyersville.  Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Doris Robinson, Paintsville, and one son, Raymond Dawson, Van Lear..  Also surviving Mrs. Dawson are three brothers; John Setser, Jr., Findlay, Ohio, Elbert Setser, Paintsville, Ellis Setser, Rockwood, Michigan, three sisters, Mrs. Audrey Huff and Mrs. Ruth Crager, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Lottie Thomas, Vandalia, Ohio, and two grandsons, Thomas Ray Robinson of Paintsville and Rodney Ray Dawson, Van Lear. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, at the Freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear, with the Rev. Edgar Hewelette officiating.  Burial was in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-24-1965

   
FRANCIS, Kathy Sue
1963-1965
Rites Are Held On February 21 Kathy Sue Francis, 16  months old daughter of Johnny and Janice Tackett Francis, Paintsville, died at 5:45 p.m., February 18 at home. Other survivors are two brothers, Timothy and Ernest and one sister, Linda Faye Francis. Funeral services were at the Vine Street Enterprise Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m., Sunday February 21, with the Rev. Willis Tackett officiating.  Singers were the Dozier Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 24, 1965

  
HAMILTON, Lula (Hamilton)
1897-1965
"Mrs. Lula Hamilton Dies Tuesday" Mrs. Lula Hamilton, 67, of Red Bush, died at 3:40 a.m. February 2 in a local hospital following an illness of one year.  She was the wife of Reverend Henry Tivis Hamilton, to whom she was married June 14, 1913. Mrs. Hamilton was born at Red Bush July 25, 1897, a daughter of John R. and Cynthia Brown Holbrook.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, John Hamilton and Warren Hamilton, both of Glena, Ohio, Nelson Hamilton, Flat Gap, one daughter, Mrs. Opal Curnutte, Stout, Ohio, and 14 grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, Charles Holbrook, Van Lear; Roy Holbrook, Paintsville; Ed Holbrook, Red Bush, Mrs. John Fyffe, Staffordsville; Mrs. Susan Barnes, Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Elsie Conley, Red Bush. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church.  Officiating ministers will be Arnold Reed, Ellis Hamilton, Tommy Bailey and Hood Wallen.  Special songs will be sung by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ross. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery at Red Bush.  Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 3, 1965

   
HAMMOND, Carrie
1904-1965
Rites are Held Here on February 24 for Carrie Hammond of Paintsville Miss Carrie Hammond, 61, died February 21 in the University Clinic, Lexington, Ky. She had been ill several weeks. Born January 7, 1904, she was the daughter of the late Clay Hammond and Harriet Porter Hammond.  A resident of Paintsville most of her life, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her mother, Harriet Porter Hammond, two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Blair, and Mrs. Clarence Jackson, Paintsville; three brothers, Raleigh Hammond and Morris Hammond of Paintsville and Ordis Hammond of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held February 24 at 2:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 24, 1965

   
JOHNSON, James B.
1965
Mr. James B. Johnson, 64, died on February 24 in the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville.  He had suffered a heart attack and had been ill for the past 13 months. He is survived by his wife, Emma Johnson, Pikeville; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Damron, Jr., Pikeville, and Mrs. Bob Stafford, Paintsville. Other survivors are eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Calls Funeral Home, Pikeville, with the Rev. O. C. Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park in Pikeville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 3, 1965

   
MCKENZIE, Clifford A.
1917-1965
Clifford A. McKenzie, 47, died at his home in Columbus, Ohio, on February 28 at 11:00 p.m. He was the son of Alka and the late Dock W. McKenzie of Volga and was born April 29, 1917 at Volga. Other survivors besides his mother, are his wife, Ival McKenzie of Columbus, Ohio, one son, Jimmie C. McKenzie of Columbus, Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Colvin, Volga. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 3, in the Chapel of Graumlich Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred C. Evans officiating. Burial was in the Glenrest Cemetery at Columbus, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday, March 17, 1965

   
MELVIN, Adam
1897-1965
"Funeral Saturday For Adam Melvin Retired Carpenter" Adam Melvin, 67, well known Paintsville man, died February 24 in a local hospital after an extended illness.  He was a retired carpenter, and had lived in Johnson County all his life.  He was born Nov. 1, 1897, a son of the late Eck and Mary Stapleton Melvin.  He was a resident of King Addition, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Stella Stapleton Melvin, three sons, Carl, Ray, and John O. Melvin, all of Paintsville, one daughter, Mrs. Eloise VanHoose, West Van Lear, one brother, Estill Melvin, Davis Branch, Paintsville, and a sister Mrs. Cora Litteral of Ashland. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church by C.C. Hall, Bruce Daniel and Don Fraley.  Burial was in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1965

   
MOLLETT, Joe
1898-1965
Funeral services were held for Joe Mollett, 86, at Little Friend United Baptist Church, Boons Camp, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Mollett, a resident of Paintsville, died in the Paintsville Hospital at 2:10 a.m. February 3, after a four week illness with cancer. He was a retired steel worker and had been a resident of this city for the past four years. Mr. Mollett was born October 12, 1898, a son of John C. and Etta Hite Mollett of Boons Camp. Surviving are four brothers, Col. George W. Mollett, Elizabethtown, Ky., William Mollett, Richard Mollett, THomas Mollett, all of Boons Camp and Worthy Mollett of Lundale, W. Va., four sisters, Elizabeth Delong, Louisa; Swanee Penix, Meally; Minnie Perry, Boons Camp, and Julia Butcher, Williamsport. Officiating at the funeral services were Nim Sturgill and Arthur Priest. Burial was in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 10, 1965

   
MONTGOMERY, Almeda (Shepherd)
1889-1965
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday for Mrs. Almeda Montgomery of 87 Boyd Street. Mrs. Montgomery died in the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of one month. She was a well known business woman, and had many years had assisted her husband and other members of her family in a successful construction and hauling business in this area. She was first married to Lewis M. Bradley who died May 20, 1931. She leaves ten surviving children of this marriage. On February 23, 1937 she was married in Williamson W. Va., to Mr. Montgomery. She was born January 19, 1889 in Raleigh County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late William O. and Amanda E. Williams Shepherd. She had been a resident of Paintsville for 51 years and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Everett Bradley, Van Lear; Lewis V. "Booter" Bradley, Paintsville Businessman; Dr. William Andrew Bradley, Mayville dentist; and seven daughters, Mrs. Violet Nelson and Mrs. Gladys Louise Oppenheimer, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Ann Onstott, Rochester, Ind.; Mrs. Mildred Jane Collier, Jackson, Ky; Mrs. Mary Martha Schell, Flint, Michigan; Mrs. Francis Evelyn hart and Mrs. Numie Lee Pickle, both of Paintsville. Also surviving ate 41 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Third Street Baptist Church. officiating ministers were Revs. Claude Preston, Charles Saunders and Scott Castle. Pallbearers were: Everett Bradley, Rueben Clay Howard, Joe Jack Daniel, Delano Bellew, Dickie Brewer, William Burns Oppenheimer, James Nelson, Wendall Crawford. Burial was in the family cemetery at Davis Branch. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 10, 1965

   
PENIX, Nell (Price)
1907-1965
Mrs. Nell Penix, 57, died at 4:40 a.m. February 11, in a local hospital. She had been ill six months. She was the daughter of the late Will Crothers and Evelyn Williams Crothers Price, and was born June 1, 1907 at Grayson. She had been a resident of West Van Lear 18 years and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Surviving is her husband, W. H. Penix, whom she married on August 15, 1948. Other survivors include step father, Clarence Price, West Van Lear, two step daughters, Bonnita Pack, Ashland and Helen Bond City; five brothers, Tommy Crothers, West Van Lear, Bob Crothers, Santa Barbara, California, Billy and Danny Crothers, Jackson, Ohio and Olive Justice, Covington. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 13 at the Chapel of Preston Funeral Home, with the Rev. J.H. Short officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1965

   
PRESTON, Cyrus
1895-1965
Cyrus Preston, 70, died at 8:00 p.m. February 6, in Brookville, Fla., a victim of a heart attack. He was born August 31, 1895 at Whitehouse in Johnson County, a son of Edd and Elizabeth Vanhoose Preston.  He had been a resident of Brookville for 18 years. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Ronnie Preston, David Preston and Danny Preston, all of Brookville, two daughters, Christine Williams, Flatwoods, Ky., and Pauline Lemaster, Brookville, also a brother, Herbert Preston of Paintsville and three sisters Malta Johnson, Mae Preston of Urbana, Ohio and Sophie Wheeler of Ashland. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  March 10, 1965

   
RICE, Nelle (Millis)
1965
Mrs. Edgar Rice to be buried in Huntington Nelle Millis Rice, widow of the late Edgar P. Rice of Huntington, W. Va., died at her home in The Dalles, Oregon, Thursday, February 25. The body will arrive at the Steele Mortuary, Huntington, W. Va., Thursday morning, March 4, where it will lie in state until Friday noon. Burial will be made in Woodmere Cemetery beside her husband, with graveside rites at 1:00 p.m. March 5. Mrs. Rice is the sister-in-law of Garland and Lucile Rice of Paintsville, and Francis L. Rice of Pikesville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 3, 1965

   
ROBERTS, Walter A.
1965
Walter A. Roberts, 59, died February 12 at Ironton, Ohio General Hospital.  He was a former resident of Paintsville and was living in Ohio at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, Alta Blevins Roberts, three sons, William of Ironton, Ohio, James of Coal Grove, Ohio, Bobby Gene, Coal Grove, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph E. Owens, Indiana, Mrs. Eugene Greiner of Germany.  Other survivors are his parents, Vern and Vada Roberts, Paintsville, two brothers, Dan W. Roberts of Ohio, Kellsie Roberts of Ashland; five sisters, Mrs. Jerry Griguori, Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs. Joseph Transparent, Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs. Blain Fraley, Illinois, Mrs. Willie Osborne, Paintsville and Mrs. Hobart Helton, Paintsville.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 16 at Tracey Brammer Funeral Home, Ironton, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-17-1965

   
SADDLER, Thomas H.
1883-1965
Thomas H. Saddler, 81, died February 19, at 5:40 a.m. in a local hospital. Born June 19, 1883, he was the son of James and Serena Saddler.  He had been a resident of Nippa most of his life and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Castle Saddler on May 7, 1964. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Davis, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs. Lloyd Murphy and Mrs. Sam Ramey, Nippa; one son, Clarence Saddler, Harold, Ky., and one brother Millard Saddler, Nippa. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. on February 21, in the Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa, with the Revs. C. C. Hall and Richard Williams officiating.  Music was furnished by the Paintsville Quartet with Mrs. Hubert Pack, pianist. Burial was in the Saddler Cemetery at Nippa. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 24, 1965

   
SALYER, Sammie
1888-1965
"Sammie Salyer, 77, of West Van Lear Dies; Services Are Held February 17" Mr. Sammie Salyer, 77, died suddenly at the home of a nephew, William Penn Pelphrey. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Salyer was born February 14, 1888 in Johnson County and was the son of the late Gardner and Lou Ann Fairchild Salyer.  Mr. Salyer, a retired railway employee, had lived in West Van Lear several years.  He was a World War I veteran. Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Daniel, Ashland; Mrs. Josephine Hall, London, Ohio; Mrs. Laura Williams, Flat Gap, Mrs. Julie Caudill, Ashland, and one brother, Ben Salyer, Paintsville. Funeral services were held on February 17, in the Bethel United Baptist Church with the Revs. John Crum and Meriad Wiley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 24, 1965

   
SITES, John Walter
1937-1965
Body of Man Found in Woods At Boons Camp The body of John Walter Sites, 27, was found in the woods near his home at Boons Camp on February 22, 1965.  Coroner James R. Preston said he had apparently died 36 hours earlier and he named exposure in freezing weather ad the cause of death. He was born August 7, 1937, in Johnson County, a son of Pete Sites, and the late Helen Adams Sites.  He was a construction worker by occupation. Surviving is his wife, Shirley Preston Sites, three sisters,  Mrs. Virgie Van Sickley, Mrs. Callie Roach and Mrs. Mary Hufford, Columbus, Ohio, and four borthers, Pete Sites, Jr. and Lennie Joe Sites, Columbus, Ohio, Henry Sites, Tomahoawk, Ky, and Frank Allen Sites, Boonscamp, Ky. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the residence by J. H. Short. Burial wasin the family cemetery at Boons Camp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Mar.3 1965

   
STAFFORD, Francis Earl
1896-1965
Francis Earl Stafford, 68, died at 7:00 a.m. Sunday at his home at Oil Springs.   He was a retired oil well driller, and was a member of the one of the county's most prominent families. Mr. Stafford had been in ill health for 10 years following a stroke. He had been an invalid for some time. He was born November 02, 1896, a son of the late Thomas Roscoe and Sarah Catherine Litteral Stafford. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are is wife, Vera Mahan Stafford, 3 daughters: Betty Jo Stafford, Oil Springs; Mrs. Edna Earl McBrayer, St. Albens, W. Va., Mrs. Evelyn Rice, East Point; 1 brother, Charlie Stafford, Oil Springs, and a sister, Madge Stafford, Paintsville. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., March 02, at the Methodist Church in Oil Springs. Officiating ministers were Rev. Robert Meece and Rev. Robert Hart.  Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1965

   
STAMBAUGH, Glen
1922-1965
An automobile accident in Michigan, took the life of Glen Stambaugh, 42, on the morning of February 23. He died in Wayne County, hospital in Wayne, Michigan. He was born May 6, 1922, a son of Ben and Effie Green Stambaugh of Stambaugh. He was a resident of Ypsilanti, Michigan where he had lived since 1952. He was active in Boy Scout work and had been Assistant Cub Master at Will Run for ten years. He was a welder and was an employee of Centri-Spray Corp. of Livonia, Michigan. He leaves his wife, Anna Belle Meade Stambaugh, to whom he was married July 4, 1944.. Other survivors are four children; Larry, Curtis, James and Ruby Glenn Stambaugh of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 1 brother William Stambaugh, of Hager Hill, and six sisters; Mrs. Joyce Ferguson of Cleavland, Ohio, and Mrs. Phyllis Stapleton of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Music of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Norma Burchett of Portsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Verlie Cantrell and Mrs. Vivian Hall, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. February 27, at the Jones &  Preston Funeral Home by William Ford, Charles Saunders, and C. M. Blankenship. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1965

   
VANHOOSE, Burns Jr.
HEART ATTACK IS FATAL; VANHOOSE SERVICES FEB. 24 VANHOOSE, BURNS, JR., died  February 20, in Philadelphia, Pa., after suffering a heart attack. Born January 15, 1923, he was the son of Burns Vanhoose Thealka and the late Bernice Byrd Vanhoose. Survivors are two sons, Jerry and Gary Vanhoose, Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Judy Vanhoose, Columbus, Ohio, and one sister, Alta Lee Preston, Thealka. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. February 24, at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fraley officiating, Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 2-24-1965

   
WELLS, Lanie (Goble)
1880-1965
Lanie Goble Wells Dies at Age of 84; Funeral Services are held February 7 Mrs. Lanie Goble Wells, 84, member of prominent family of this area, died at 11:30 a.m. February 5, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ad Selvage, in West Van Lear, Mrs. Wells death followed a brief illness. She born in Martin County, March 10, 1880, a daughter of the late John and Lucretia Harless Goble, She had been a resident of Johnson County most of her life and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Her husband, James H. Wells, died February 4, 1948. Surviving are three sons, Paris Wells, Meally; John Kelly Wells, Huntington, W.Va. Fred Wells, Lancer ; four daughters, Mrs. S.C. Honeycutt, Auxier; Mrs. Anna Burchett, Lancer; Mrs. Esta Mae Selvage and Mrs. Irene Wells, both of West Van Lear . Also surviving are two brothers, John Goble, West Van Lear; Abe Goble, Inez; Mrs. Alice Setser, Endicott Ky.; Mrs. Edith Cornett, Prestonsburg, and 18 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 7, at the West Van Lear Church of Christ by Cecil Sherman. Pallbearers were James Kelly Wells, Robert Burchett, James Douglas Wells, Larry Joe Wells, Franklin Honeycutt, Donald Wells, Billy Ray Burchett, and Dr. William Shells. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-10-1965

   
WHATAKER, Grover Cleveland
1892-1965
Grover Cleveland Whitaker, 72, died at 5:00 a.m. February 6 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W. Va.  He had been ill two months following a thrombosis. He was a son of the late James and Rebecca Puckett Whitaker, and was born in Floyd County Nov. 22, 1892.  He had been a resident of Whitaker for 65 years and was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Whitaker was a merchant in his locality. Surviving is his wife, Alta Blair Whitaker to whom he was married in Prestonburg Nov. 14, 1919. He is survived by a son, John L. Whitaker, two daughters, Mrs. Opal Robinson, and Miss Josephine Whitaker, all of Whitaker, and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Other survivors are one brother, Tom Whitaker, Waverly, Ohio, five sisters:  Miss Clara Whitaker, Whitaker, Ky., Dora Blair, West Van Lear; Marie Blair, Collista; Laura Robinson, Ashland, and Cora Kainde, Saginaw, Mich. Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 9 at the Free Will Baptist Church at Whitaker by Lowell Pelphrey, Dewey Copley, and Bruce Spencer. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitaker. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 10, 1965

   
WILLIAMS, Albert
1880-1965
Albert Williams, 85, a retired grocer salesman, died Saturday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland, following an extended illness. He was a native of Johnson County and was a resident of Lowmansville at the time of his death.  He also resided at Flat Gap and in Ashland. Mr. Williams was born January 3, 1880, a son of the late Noah Winston and Polly Skaggs Williams.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was a retired salesman of the Sandy Valley Grocery Company. He was married to Tennie Dial Williams, who died November 4, 1962. Surviving are a daughter, ?? Maggie Phillips of Ashland, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Bethel Baptist Church at Flat Gap by Lonza Reed and Henry Tivis Hamilton. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 3, 1965

   
WILSON, Julia (Polly)
1894-1965
Mrs. Julia Wilson, 71, died February 19 at 7:45 a.m., in a Lexington hospital after an illness of five years. Mrs. Julia Wilson was the daughter of William and Marian Wilson Polly and was born July 29, 1894. Mrs. Julia Wilson had been a resident of Offutt approximately one year and a resident of Catlettsburg for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Wilson, on June 7, 1962. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Ward, Offutt; Mrs. Goldia Boston, Montague, Mich.; Mrs. Ester Casebolt, Montague, Mich.; one brother, Boyd Polly, Hellier. Funeral services were conducted in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, February 21, with the Rev. Bill Davidson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River, Kentucky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 24, 1965

   
WITTEN, Charles T.
1903-1965
Charles T. Witten, 60, brother of Mrs. Ralph B. Preston, city, died unexpectedly February 24, at his home in Portsmouth, Ohio. A son of the late Edgar D. and Ida Litteral Witten, he was born at Oil Springs, March 4, 1903.  He had resided at Portsmouth for most of his adult life. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church at Portsmouth and was a retired N&W Railway employee, having worked for the N&W for over 30 years. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jim Childers, Troy, Michigan; Mrs. Joe Haberling and Miss Doris Witten, Dayton, Ohio; and five grandchildren.  Also surviving are his sister, Mrs. Preston, and another sister, Mrs. W. S. Clayton, Louisa, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 27, at Portsmouth, Ohio, with burial services held at the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs, Kentucky, at 2:00 p.m. the same day. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 10, 1965

   
WOODS, Charles A.
1874-1965
Charles A. Woods, 91, died February 19, in a local hospital. He was the son of the late William and Lucina Stafford Woods and was born in Johnson County on January 18, 1874.  He had been a resident of Johnson County all his life and was residing at Staffordsville at the time of his death. Mr. Woods was a retired bus driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma McKenzie Woods, on March 30, 1959. Surviving Mr. Woods are three sons, Jess, Lowmansville; John, Paintsville; James, Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Esta O’Bryan, Staffordsville; Mrs. Clara Collier, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Suna Gibbs, Woodstock, Ohio, and Mrs. Easter Lemaster, Springfield, Ohio. Other survivors are 45 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Don Fraley and Bruce Daniel officiating. Pallbearers were Mr. Woods’ grandsons. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 24, 1965

   
YOUNG, Stella (Griffiths)
1894-1965
Mrs. Stella Young, 70, died February 24, at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Everett Preston, Jr., in Hillards, Ohio. She had been ill three weeks.  She was born May 3, 1894 at Lowmansville, a daughter of Ervin and Matilda Griffith.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Her husband, Charlie Young, died Jan. 30, 1963.  Surviving are three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by Brack Skaggs, Ellis Hamilton, and Bruce Daniel.  Burial was in the Young Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1965



MARCH - 1965

ADKINS, Jessie
1920-1965
Mrs. Jessie Adkins, 45, died at 3:15 p.m., March 19, at the home of her parents. Born February 2, 1920, at Boonscamp, she was the daughter of John and Ida Sparks Crum, West Van Lear.  She was a resident of Detroit, Michigan at the time of her death and had been a resident there about 16 years. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Adkins is survived by her husband, Leroy Keith Adkins. Other survivors are one son, Danny, Belleville, Mich.; one brother, Leonard Crum, Dayton, two sisters, Cathern Blair, Dayton, Ohio, and Martha Belcher, West Van Lear, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 22, in the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with the Revs. Elzie Banks and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY April 7, 1965

    
BEHNKEN, Ella Lorene (Kelly)
1939-1965
Ellis Lorene Kelly Behnken, 26, a native of Flat Gap, died suddenly in a Canton, Ohio hospital on March 25 from injuries sustained a short time earlier in a traffic accident.  She was a resident of Forest, Ohio where she had resided for four years. She was born at Flat Gap Jan. 17, 1939 a daughter of Charlie and Myrtle Fyffe Kelly. A graduate of Flat Gap High School, class of 1956, she was employed by the R.C.A. Corporation.  Surviving are her husband, James Behnken, a son, Craig, aged 3, and four brothers, Callis Kelly, Staffordsville, Wallace Kelly, and Neilus Kelly, both of Dayton, Ohio and Maxwell Kelly, Versailles, Ky. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 28, at Bethel Church by Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 31 1965

   
BLEVINS, Paul E.
1945-1965
Paul E. Blevins, student at Mayo State Vocational School, was killed last week in an automobile accident . The accident occurred Friday, Feb. 26, 1965, when Jimmie Campbell, a cousin of the deceased, Paul, and Marvin Little were driving near Wayland, Ky. The car went over an embankment and Paul was killed instantly. The other boys were slightly injured. Paul Edward Blevins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blevins, was born April 23, 1945, in Weeksbury, Ky. , where he spent most of his life. He was a member of the 1964 graduating class of the Wheelwright High School. He entered the Drafting department of Mayo Vocational School Aug. 3. 1964. While in Paintsville Paul lived in the Hoskins Apartment Bldg. Funeral services, Monday, March 1, in the Weeksbury Church of CHrist were directed by the Merion Funeral Home of Martin Ky. Friends from Paintsville attending the funeral were Mr. B. H. Blanton, Instructor, Kermit Howell , Thomas Herald, Gary Greer , Joe Rice, and Bill Preston, classmates. Also Mrs. H. P. Hoskins , Mr. Garland Earley, Misses Priscilla Watts, Susan Bates, Joyce Schiller, Joan Stofer, Kay Moore, Judy Gillespie, and Peggy Gillium. Paul a descendent of Bob Blevins had many relatives in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-10-1965

   
BRYANT, James  Jr.
1934-1965
"Auto Injuries Fatal to Mayo Student" James Bryant, Jr., 31 of Keaton was dead on arrival at St. Clair Hospital in Morehead Sunday afternoon, March 21. His death was attributed to injuries he had received more than a year ago in an automobile accident on Route 172, October 16, 1964. He was born in Lawrence County January 27, 1934, a son of Donnie and Clista Green Bryant. He had moved to Keaton from Blaine about one year before the accident, and was a student at Mayo State Vocational School. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Hughes Bryant, two sons, James Hank, Donnie Ray, one daughter Debra Sue, all at home and two half-brothers, Raymond Bryant, Columbus, Ohio, and Ray Bryant, Covington, Ky. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., today at the Christian Church in Blaine by the Rev. Emory Ferguson. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 31st, 1965

    
CONLEY, Arminta (Rice)
1877-1965
Arminta Alice Conley, 87, of West Van Lear, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in a local hospital after a brief illness.  She was the widow of the late William Amos Conley, who died May 8, 1957. Mrs. Conley was born October 19, 1877 in Johnson County, a daughter jof hte late Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane Fairchild Rice.  She had been a resident of West Van Lear for many years. She was a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, John Conley and Victor Conley, both of West Van Lear, six daughters, Miss Alta Conley, Mrs. Carlos Goble and Mrs. Russel Akers, all of West Van Lear; Mrs. Luther McCloud, Virgie, Ky., Mrs. Paul Young, Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Vertrice Howard, Tucson, Ariz., also one sister, Mrs. Hargis Conley, Riceville; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today March 17, at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church by F. F. Rigsby and O. I. Williams. Burial was in the Paintsville-Richmond Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 17, 1965

   
CUNNINGHAM, Anna (Porter)
1878-1965
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church for Anna Cunningham, 86, of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Mrs. Cunningham, a former resident of Van Lear and King Addition, died Saturday, March 27, in a Cincinnati hospital after a brief illness.  She was a widow of the late Frank Cunningham, and was born July 24, 1878 in Carter County, a daughter of Towne and Alice Canafax Porter.  She was affiliated with the Winslow Park Baptist Church, and was a member of The Order of Eastern Star of Paintsville.  Survivors include a son, Franklin Cunningham of Lexington, a daughter, Mrs. Norman Jones, Cincinnati, and two brothers, G.L. Porter of Princeton, W. Va., and Wade Porter, Columbus, Ohio.  The Rev. Thermer Harper conducted the funeral services.  Pallbearers were Sam Rice, James W. Trimble, Roger Meade, Tom Meade, and Kanawha Conley.  Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 31 1965

   
DANIELS, Venice (Slone)
1881-1965
Mrs. Venice Daniels, 84, died at the home of a daughter, Clustenia Moore, at Blaine, Ky., at 5:40 a.m., March 27.  She had been ill three months. Mrs. Daniels was born February 28, 1881, a daughter of William and Sarah Rhoten Slone of Kerz.  She had been a lifelong resident of Sitka and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Harry Daniels, died August 20, 1949. Surviving is one son, Arlie Daniels, of Sitka, two daughters, Mrs. Moore and Lorene Castle of Sitka, two brothers, Winston Daniels, Jackson, Ohio, Rinda Vanhoose, Sitka, 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, at Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka with O.I. Williams and Arthur Morris officiating. Burial was in the Daniels Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-31-1965

   
GORE, Hebert
1899-1965
Hebert Gore, 65, retired miner of Van Lear, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home. Formerly of Drift, Kentucky, he had been a resident of Van Lear for the past five years. He was born Dec. 24, 1899 in Madison, W. Va. Surviving are his wife, Clara Gore, a son, Billy Gore, a daughter, Beulah Lucas, Charleston, W. Va., and a sister, Mrs. Mae Coon of Madison, W. Va. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. March 9, at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church by Edgar Hewlett. Burial was in the Van Lear Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 10, 1965

   
HOWARD, John Mack
1934-1965
James Mack Howard, 31, of Flat Gap, was fatally injured Tuesday when he was struck by utility poles which he was working on Middle Creek, in Floyd County. Howard was a lineman apprerentice for the Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative of Paintsville. He was assisting Berlin Griffith, Job supervisor, at the time of the accident. He had released a strap holding the poles on a truck when they shifted and rolled onto him, killing him instantly. Company officials expressed regrets over the incident and said that the fatality was the first in over seven years for Big Sandy RECC. The company's safety record is quite good, they said with regular safety training sessions held each month. Howard was a member of a prominent Johnson County family. He was a former teacher in Johnson County schools. He had attended Ashland Junior College and Morehead State College. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Howard was the son of Mrs. Merzie Lemaster Howard of Springfield, Ohio, and the late Steve Howard. He was born February 10, 1934. Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Gerlene Howard, a son, Phillip, and two daughters, Melinda Karen and Myra Lynn. He has five brothers; Joe Howard, Washington, D.C., Douglas Howard, West Liberty, Harold Howard, Fairborn, Ohio, Holley Howard Jamestown, Ohio, and Paul Howard, West Van Lear; and three sisters, Mrs. Lennie Williams of Ashland, Mrs. Cynthia Van Hoose of South Vienna, Ohio, and Mrs. Ocie Burchett of Win. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27,a th the Coal Springs Church at Elna by Lonza Reed, Tommie Bailey, Melvin Wright and Kaiser Crace. Burial will be in the family cemetery on Cantrell's Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-24-1965
  
Howard Rites areheld March 27 Funeral services were held for Mack Howard, age 31, at the Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Elna, of which he was a member, on March 27, services were conducted by the Revs. Lonza Reed, Tommy Bailey, Melvin Wright and Kaiser Crace. He is survived by his wife Gerlene Lemaster Howard; one son James Phillip; two daughters, Melinda Karen, Myra Lynn, his mother, Merzie Howard, five brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends . pallbearers were members of Big Sandy RECC where he was employed. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-31-1965

   
MEADOWS, Ida (Crider)
1881-1965
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Staffordsville Freewill baptist Church for Ida Crider Meadows, 83, of Tutor Key. Mrs. Meadows died in a local hospital at 3:45 a.m. March 2, after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Johnson County April 2 , 1881, a daughter of James and Pauline McKenzie. She was affliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married first to Alfred Crider, and after his death was married to George Meadows who survives her. Other survivors are two sons, James Crider Staffordsville; Alva Crider, Thealka; two stepsons, Willie Crider, Wayland; two daughters, Anna McKenzie and Oneida Castle, both of Thealka; and three step daughters, Julie Adkins and Josie Hazelett, both of Paintsville and Bessie Hicks of Detroit, Mich. The Reverend Don Fraley and Charlie LeMaster will officiate at the funeral services. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 3, 1965

   
MUSIC, Harry B.
1965
Harry B. Music 59, retired C&O employee of East Point, died at at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in the C&O Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Andrew and Josephine Patrick Music. He is survived by his wife, Flossie Blair Music, a son, Harry Douglas Music of East Point, three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Agius,and Mrs. Janet Stover, both of Detroit, Mich., and Miss DebbieMusic, at home, also two brothers, Jake Music of Hager Hill, HeberMusic of East Point, and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons. Funeral service are incomplete at this time. The body was removed from the Jones-Preston Funeral Home to the residence this afternoon. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-17-1965

   
PRATER, Connie Lee
1965
Connie Lee Prater, 11-year-old daughter of David and Wanda Lee Butcher Prater, died in a Perry County Indiana Hospital at 10:15 a.m. March 6, after an illness of one year with a brain tumor.  She was a resident of Cannelton, Ind. and was born Dec. 26, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio.  Surviving besides her parents is a sister, Joan Carol Prater, at home.  Funeral services were held at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church by Willard Wilcox.  Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville  Herald Wednesday 3-10-1965

   
REED, Louisa (Wheeler)
1868-1965
Mrs. Louisa Reed, 97, died March 20, at 11:00 p.m. in a hospital in Harrodsburg after an illness of two weeks. Born Marc 13, 1868, she was the daughter of the late Martin V. Wheeler and Julia Ann Price Wheeler. She was a resident of Oil Springs about 60 years, and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Reed who died in 1943. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Alka Williams, Ashland, Mrs. Eulah Johnson, Harrodsburg, Mrs. Lizzie May Williams, Win; two sons, William Ray Reed, Win., Rollie Arthur Reed, Swamp Branch. Other survivors include 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, three nieces, Mrs. P.T. Holbrook, Miss Madge Auxier, Paintsville, and Mrs. A.G.T. Dorton, Lexington; two nephews, Earl M. Auxier, Prestonsburg, Dr. George W. Auxier, Silver Springs, MD. Funeral services were held at Fishtrap with the Rev. Lonza Reed, officiating. Burial was in the Reed Cemetery, Oil Springs, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 7th, 1965

   
ROWLAND, Lula (Delong)
1897-1965
Lula Delong Rowland, 67, died Saturday, March 27, at her home at White House after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 21, 1897 in Martin County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Zelphia Davis Delong. She had been a resident of White House for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving is her husband, Richard Rowland, one son, Milton Rowland, Dayton, Ohio, one daughter Mrs. Leora Climer, Columbus, Ohio, one step-daughter, Mrs. Louise Varibezel, Los Angeles, Cal., one step-son, Herbert Lee Rowland, Santa Monica, Cal., also one brother, Emery Delong, Inez, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Webb, Van Lear, and Miss Bertha Delong of Sitka. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 29, in the chapel of Jones- Preston Funeral Home by Rev. JSW Holcomb. Burial was in the Delong Cemetery at Davella. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Mar. 31 1965

   
SELVAGE, Alfred
1965
Alfred Selvage, 74, died at 7:20 a.m., March 7, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., after a 10 month illness.  Death was attributed to cancer. He had been a resident of Denver for 25 years, and was a son of the late John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was a retired farmer and coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Emmie Selvage, four sons, Recie Selvage, Sunbury, Ohio, Clinton Selvage, Alger, Ohio, Charles Selvage, Alger, Ohio, Edward Lee Selvage, Columbus, Ohio, three daughers, Gartha Baldwin, Ashland; Erie Rice, Grove City, Ohio, Hester Bell Pierce, Toledo, Ohio, also four brothers, Cal Selvage, Van Lear, Add Selvage, West Van Lear, Clayton Selvage, Denver, Jesse Selvage, Ohio and two sisters, Malta Ratliff, Denver and Mary Jane Spradlin, Barnetts Creek. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Beechwall United Baptist Church by Prater Blair. Burial was made in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 10, 1965

   
STAFFORD, William T.
1879-1965
William T. Stafford, 86, Cynthiana, died suddenly Wednesday, March 10, of a heart attack, at his home. He was born in Paintsville, Ky., July 4,1879, the son of George and Susan Turner Stafford. His wife, Eliza Swetnam Stafford, died August 17, 1950. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Julia Ison of Cynthiana, and Mrs. Mary Cochran of Portsmouth, two sons, George and Ray Stafford of Bainbridge, 21 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Julian Cooper, Hillsboro Publishing Company compositor, is a grandson. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 P. M., at Smith Funeral Home, Bainbridge, Rev. George Anderson officiating with burial in Friendship Cemetery, Portsmouth. The Press Gazette- March 12 1965, Hillsboro, Ohio Submitted by Kim Donley 2009

    
STAMBAUGH, Bertha (Burchett)
1881-1965
Mrs. Bertha Stambaugh, 83, died at 6:10 p.m. March 8 at her home in Stambaugh, Ky.  She had been ill about two weeks. Born April 22, 1881, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Florence Witten Burchett. She had been a resident of Stambaugh all her life and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garfield Stambaugh. Survivors include her stepmother, Malissa Burchett, Stambaugh; Two daughters, Mrs. Claude Vanhoose, Stambaugh, Mrs. Raymond Estep; Four sisters, Mrs. Alice Stambaugh, Mrs. Lockie Kazee, Stambaugh, Mrs Ester Castle, Nippa; Mrs. Artie Short, Stambaugh, One brother, Ham Burchett, preceded her in death, as well as two sisters, Mrs. Martha Jane Bayes, & Mrs. Mint Burchwell and one half brother, Eddie Burchett. Other survivors are 4 Grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services was held at 11;00 a.m. March 11 in the Stambaugh Church of Christ with the Reverends Hershell Short & Frank Webb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-10-1965

   
TRIMBLE, Newton
1897-1965
Newton Trimble, 67, died March 12, at the Riverview Hopital in Louisa after an extended illness.  He was born at Barnetts Creek on November 5, 1897, son of the late William and Sarah VanHoose Trimble.  He was married in 1920 to Ethel Rice Trimble of Oil Springs who preceeded him in death in 1930.  To this union were born three sons who survive and a daughter who died in infancy.  The sons are Leon F. Trimble of New York, Nevin R. Trimble of Fairborn, Ohio and Donald B. Trimble of Chillicothe, Ohio.  Mr. Trimble is survived by his wife Mary West Trimble, Blaine. Other survivors are three sons listed above and three daughters, Joyce Ann Ross, Chillicothe, Ohio, Doris Jean Ball, Paintsville, Elma Carol Trimble, Blaine, 3 brothers, James, West Van Lear, Pierce, Oil Springs, and Thurman, Ohio, one sister, Laura, Oil Springs.  He was employed by Ashland Oil and Refining Company until his retirement in 1957.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church, Blaine.  Funeral services, were conducted March 14, at the Enterprise Baptist Church, Martha, Ky., with the Revs. H.H. Ross, Gullie Isaac, and Tommy Bailey, officiating.  Interment was in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MARCH 31 1965

   
WEBB, Melvin
1891-1965
Funeral services were held for Melvin Webb, 73, well known retired barber, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church. He had been a resident of Paintsville for many years. Mr. Webb died at 4:20 a.m. March 11 in a Pikeville hospital after a extended illness. He was born Dec.21 1891 in Johnson County a son of the late William J. and Jane Honeycutt Webb, and a member of one of the county's most prominent families. He was affiliated with the Christian Church. A barber for 55 years, he had followed his profession at Van Lear, Ashland, Catlettsburg and Paintsville until ill health forced his retirement. Surviving are his widow, Bessie Webb, two sons, Drexel Webb, Jenkins; Kermit Webb of California, one daughter, Mrs Mattalea Holbrook, Kenton, Ohio; two step-sons, Tom Blevins, Bladensburg Md., John Russell Ward, Hendon, W. Va., one step-daughter, Mrs Helen Delp, Oceanside, Cal., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Deloris Brown, Louisa. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Officiating ministers were Rev. S.C. Honeycutt and Rev. Charles Saunders. Burial was made in the Van Lear-Clubhouse Cemetery Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.17 1965
    

NOTE: The marriages records of Johnson County states a marriage on Mar.28 1910 for Melvin Webb at age 19 to Liza Davis, age 15, she was the daughter of  Charlie Davis. The second marriage for Melvin Webb was at the age of 25, on Jun.03 1917  to Mirian Roberts age 15, daughter of Fred & Ida (Mahan) Roberts. The 1920 Johnson County Census states Melvin as having a son named Charles who  was 6 years of age.

   
WELLMAN, Roy R.
1908-1965
Roy R. Wellman, 57, brother-in-law of Lloyd Preston of this city, died Wednesday afternoon, March 24, in Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, a victim of cancer.  He had been ill several weeks. He was born March 17, 1908, in Indiana, a son of Rose Wellman, and the late D. S. Wellman. He was a resident of St. Clair Shores, Michigan at the time of his death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and had been an employee of Chrysler Corporation for 29 years. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ruby Preston Wellman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home by Thomas Reynolds of the First Church of God. Music was by the Rock House Quartet.  Interment was in the Preston Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 31, 1965

   
WHEELER, Sally (Blanton)
1890-1965
Mrs. Sally Blanton Wheeler, 74, a resident of King Addition, Paintsville, died Friday, March 26, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Conley, near Staffordsville. She was one of the county’s most respected women, and her sudden death from a heart attack came as a great shock to her family and friends.  She was a devout Christian woman, a good mother, neighbor, and friend.  She gave of her services unstintingly to those who were ill or in need. She was born July 21, 1890 in Johnson County, a daughter of Charlie and Mary Cantrell Prichard.  She was married first to Walter Blanton who died in 1944, and in 1958 she was married to G. Monroe Wheeler of this city, who died in 1958. Surviving is one son, James Blanton, Albion, Pa., four daughters, Dixie Blanton, Win, Ky., Mrs. Ollie Conley, Staffordsville, Ky., Mona Rooker, Seattle, Wash., and Mabel Blanton, Paintsville; four step-brothers, Rev. Cline Sayler, Paintsville, Arthur Salyer, and Hasten Salyer, both of Louisville, and Homer Salyer, Ashland, and 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday March 29 at the Paintsville United Baptist Church by Foster Rigsby, Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Tommy Bailey. Burial was in the family plot in the Jaynes Cemetery at Mud Lick. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 31, 1965

   
YATES, Jewell (Meade)
1902-1965
Mrs. Jewell Yates, 62, of Oil Springs, mother of Oil Springs basketball Coach Howard "Rusty" Yates, was killed in an automobile accident Friday afternoon south of Catlettsburg.  Mrs. Yates was fatally injured at 1:25 p.m. when the car in which she was riding careened off U.S. 23 nine miles south of Catlettsburg near the Valley Poultry Co.  She died of a broken neck and other internal injuries.  Two Paintsville women, sisters of Mrs. Yates, were severely injured.  They were Mrs. Beulah C. Moore, wife of Price Moore, District Forester and Mrs. Mabel C. Wheeler.  Mrs. Moore, driver of the car, suffered head and back injuries, and Mrs. Wheeler an injury to her right leg.  It is reported the car crossed the center lines, left the two lane highway on the wrong side, and overturned.  Mrs. Yates was found more than 30 feet from the car.  Mrs. Yates was a daughter of the late Lindsey and Mary Coldiron Meade, and was born in Johnson County, November 12, 1902.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She was married to Chat Yates of Oil Springs who preceded her in death.  Surviving besides her son, Howard Yates of Oil Springs, are four daughters, Mrs. Douglas Stapleton Fuget; Mrs. Wendell Rayes, Oil Springs; Mrs. Max Wheethee, Greensboro, N.C. and Mrs. Billy Ray Adkins, Dayton, Ohio.  Other survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Ora Schroeder, Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Hager White, Prestonsburg, an four brothers,Ray Meade and Guy Meade both of Prestonsburg, and Bill Meade and Bob Meade, Cocoa, Florida.  Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 15, at the Oil Springs Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Meece.  Pallbearers were William White, Robert White, Jack Meade, David Meade, Leon Meade, Ronald Clark and Junior Hazelett.  Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-17-1965




APRIL - 1965
   
BLAIR, Cora (Adams)
1889-1965
Cora Blair, 75, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in a local hospital after a two week illness.  She had been a resident of West Van Lear for the past 40 years. She was born in Johnson County August 11, 1889, a daughter of the late Tom and Maude Spears Adams. Mrs. Blair was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Lincoln Blair, a son J.D. Blair of Pikeville one grandson, Jollie Douglas Blair of Pikeville, and the following brothers and sisters: Bennie Adams, East Point:  Mrs. Pearlie Stacy, Hyden, Ky., Mrs. Runa Burton, Narrows, W. VA., Mrs. Lucy Conley, Kingsport, Tenn. and one half brother, Arthur Adams of Louisa. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 10, in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. Scott Castle.  Music was by the Paintsville Quartette. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 14 1965

    
BOWENS, Massie V. (Foley)
1878-1965
Funeral services for Massie V. Bowens, 87 were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Little Friendship United Baptist Church by Earl Muncy and Nim Sturgill. A resident of Boons Camp she died April 1 in the Paintsville Clinic after an illness of one year. She was born December 12, 1878 in Cincinnati, Ohio a daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Lite Foley. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, George Bowens, died September 5, 1961. Surviving are two sons, Jess Bowens, Matewan W. Va. John Booth, Ashland and a step- son John Bowens, Ashland. Four daughters, Dixie Hall, Wabash Ind., Grace Bowens and Cynthia Ward both of Boons Camp, Massie Ward, Columbus, Ohio, 18 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren and one great great grandchild. Burial was in the Wells. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-7-1965

   
BUTCHER, Garfield
1877-1965
Garfield Butcher, 87, prominent Williamsport man, died at 1:30 a.m., Saturday, April 3, in a local hospital after a brief illness. He was a son of the late Marcus and Jemima Meeks Butcher, and was born in Johnson County on May 4, 1877. He was a retired miner. Surviving is one son, Angus Butcher, Williamsport, one daughter, Mrs. Garnet Williams, Wayland, 13 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren, also two brothers, Jim Butcher, Williamsport, Son Butcher, White House and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Grindstaf, Bluefield, W.Va. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church by Don Fraley and Bruce Daniel. Burial was in the Butcher family cemetery at Williamsport. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 07 1965

   
CASTLE, Proctor
1884-1965
Proctor Castle, 80, Well known Johnson County man, died Monday morning in a local hospital following an extended illness.  He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  A resident of Paintsville, he had lived many years at Thealka.  He was born October 15, 1884, a son of the late jake and Lydia Wiley Castle.  Surviving is his wife, Prudence Music Castle, two sons, the Reverned Irvin Castle, and Johnnie Castle of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Mable Johnson, Wayland, Ky., and Mrs. Mildred Meek, Paintsville, also three step-sons and two step- daughters James E. Music, Springfield, Ohio, Bobby Joe Music, Cleveland, Ohio, B.J. Music, Paintsville, Mrs. Helen Lyon, Taplin, W. Va. and Mrs. Jane Wallen, Hamlet, Ind.  His first wife, Paulina Sparks Castle, died January 19, 1942.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Bill Davidson.  Burial will be in the Thealka Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  APRIL 28-1965

   
CHILDERS, Nannie (Mollette)
1893-1965
Nannie Childers 71, died at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday, April 6 in a local hospital following a brief illness. A native of Martin County, she was born Dec. 12, 1893, a daughter of the late Epp and Rebecca Daniel Mollette. She had been a resident of Thelma for many years, and was affiliated with Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Childers Sr., two sons, Leonard and Martin Childers of Thelma, and eight daughters, Mrs. Exer Blessing and Mrs. Pricie Brooks of Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Herster Hall, Van Lear; Mrs. Emma Blanton, Paintsville; Mrs. Essie Johnson, Wheelwright; Mrs. Ruth Wright, Thelma; Mrs. Faye Rowland, White House; and Mrs. Angus Butcher, Albion, Mich. Other survivors are one brother, Levi Mollette, Thacker, W. Va., two sisters, Mrs. Emma Chapman, Chapmansville, W. Va., and Mrs. Lina Miller, Charley, Ky. Funeral services were held at the Thelma School at 1:00 p.m. Friday by Fred Rowland. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNEDSDAY APR. 14, 1965


FAIRCHILDS, Warnie
1900-1965
Warnie Fairchilds, 65, well-known Johnson County man, died at his home at Rockhouse, near Staffordsville, on April 12 after a brief illness.  He was born April 21, 1900, in Johnson County and had been a resident of the Staffordsville area his entire life. He is survived by five grandchildren.  His wife, Rosie Blair Fairchilds, preceded him in death. Also surviving are three brothers, Jess Fairchilds, Barnetts Creek; James and Roy Fairchilds, Staffordsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Lisa Chaffin, Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. Herman Ratliff and Mrs. Virgil Fairchilds, both of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Harry Bruce Daniels. Interment will be made in the Fairchilds Cemetery at Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR. 14, 1965

   
HUGHES, Nelson
1879-1965
Rev. Nelson Hughes, 88, Louisa, Ky., died Thursday, April 15 in a Louisa hospital. A son of the late Jordan and Janie Huff Hughes, he was born March 14, 1879 in Knott County.  A retired merchant......United Baptist Church minister since 1904. His first wife, Rebecca Dillion Hughes preceded him in death in May, 1955. Survivors include his last wife, Mrs. Pearl Stewart Hughes, two daughters, Mrs. Janie McClafferty, Paintsville, and Mrs. Ira Goble of Chattorey, W. Va.; seven sons, Edward Hughes, Taylor, Mich., Millard and Willard Hughes of Marion, Ohio; Willie Hughes, Ashland; Lewis Hughes, Almo, Ohio; Henry Hughes, Louisa, and Luther Hughes, Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Murphy, Columbus, Ohio; one brother, J. H. Hughes, Glen Hays, 54 grandchildren and 95 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m., in the Mount Olive Church, Clifford, Ky., with the Revs. Serman McGown, Paul Nelson and Sammy Herald officiating. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR. 28, 1965

   
JONES, Nathaniel
1890-1965
Nathaniel Jones, 75, a resident of Sitka, died on the morning of April 2 in a local hospital after an illness of six months.  He was born in Johnson County on August 11, 1890, a son of the late L. R. and Nancy Salyers Jones. A former Johnson County school teacher, he was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Lucinda Jones, died Nov. 23, 1959. Surviving are three sons, Earl and Elhanan Jones, both of Sitka; Charles Willis Jones, Milford Center, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Gilliam, Columbus, Ind.; Mrs. May Blevins, Hillsboro, Ohio; Mrs. Jeanette O’Bryan, Marysville, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Stambaugh, Irwin, Ohio; and Mrs. June Craft, Columbus, Ohio. Other survivors include 41 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., April 5, at the residence by Rev. Harry Bruce Daniel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR. 7, 1965

  
STAFFORD, Charley
1893-1965
Charley Stafford, one of the County’s best known citizens died suddenly at his home at Oil Springs, Kentucky, on April 12, 1965.  He was born October 29, 1893. He is a son of the late T. R. and Sarah (Litteral) Stafford of Oil Springs. Charley was a soldier in World War One and after this return from service he was married to Edith Connolley, daughter of the late Dr. Walter Connolley.  He leaves surviving to mourn his going his widow, Edith Stafford, one son, Charles Marion Stafford of Wilmington, Ohio, one daughter, Mary Madyln Stafford Vanhoose of Oil Springs, Kentucky, and a host of relatives and friends. After his marriage he was a merchant and postmaster at Oil Springs, for approximately thirty (30) years and retired only a short time ago. Mr. Stafford had been an active member of the Oil Springs Methodist Church for the past sixteen years and at the time of his death was a member of the Official Board. He was very fond of his children and their families and was always anxious of their welfare. Death is universal but becomes real when it enters our homes.  It is man’s most ancient, remorseless, and relentless foe.  Death is the final exit through which all men of all ages, classes and nationalities must pass on common terms to that “undiscovered Country from whose bourne no traveler returns.”  Death reduces all life to the least common denominator and knocks alike at the door of every hovel and palace in the land.  It is the only penalty commensurate with the crime of crimes that betrayed man in an unguarded hour, but what man lost through teachery and disobedience in the Garden of Eden, he regained through loyalty and obedience in the Garden of Gethsemane. We need not here try to tell the history and kind deeds of this good man’s life.  It is so long that it would take a volume to tell it.  It is so brief that one sentence may express it all:  “Honor went before him and victory followed after.”  Dead, yet he speaks through the life he lived.  May we add in this meager outline of this good man’s life, he was a man of men, a friend that was generous; kindly and tolerant; tolerant; that he was always keenly responsive to the claims of humanity and the bonds of brotherhood which united him to this fellowman; that he was a considerate neighbor; an honest and manly man.  We have reason to know that he cherished an abiding trust in the infinite compassion of the Judge of all the Earth and entertained no doubt that the divine benevolence would temper his existence in a higher and better world in like manner as that Benign Power had gloriously ordered his footsteps during his sojourn here. The vacancy his death has caused in our ranks cannot soon be filled but there is consolation, both for us and his relatives that we may henceforth cherish his memory. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  April 28, 1965

   
STAMBAUGH, Farrett
1891-1965
Farrett Stambaugh, 74, died Monday morning in a local hospital following a six weeks illness. He was born in Johnson County, January 29, 1891, a son of the late Sam and Lou Stapleton Stambaugh. He was a resident of Stambaugh and a retired miner.  Surviving are his wife, Malta Osborne Stambaugh, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are four sisters; Mrs. Ellen Stambaugh, Mrs. Hassie Burchett, both of Stambaugh, and Mrs. Pearl Burchett, Dayton Ohio and Mrs. Virgie Davis of Hitchens, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Thursday at the home at Stambaugh by Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. C. C. Hall. Burial will be in the Stambaugh cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-28-1965

  
WELLS, Richard Gordon Sr.
1885-1965
Richard Grover Wells, Sr., 80, Pikeville died Friday, April 2, in Pikeville Methodist Hospiatl after an extended illness. He was the owner of Horne Furniture Company in Pikeville and weas a 32nd degree Mason. he was a member of Thomas C. Cecil Lodge No. 327, F and Am, El Hasa Shrine, Ashland ; the Consistory of Covington, Knight Templar No. 4 and Pikeville Chapter No. 3. He was a past high priest and commander of the Knights Templar in Pikeville. Mr. Wells was born in Johnson County on January 31, 1885, a son of the late William A. and Mary Hicks Wells. Survivors include his wife, Vina Arrowood Wells; two sons, Richard G. Wells, Jr., and Walter R. Wells, both of Pikeville; a step-aughter, Mrs. Virginia Lee Neil of Silver Springs, Md.; a brother, John L. Wells of Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Walters, of Shoals, W.Va.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Private funeral services were conducted at the Baker Funeral Home, Pikeville on Sunday, April 4. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  4-7-1965
 



MAY - 1965

ADAMS, Phonzo
1889-1965
Phonzo Adams, age 75, died May 11 in a local hospital following an illness of two weeks. Born June 25, 1889, he was the son of the late Hawden and Nannie McFaddin Adams. Mr. Adams was a resident of Colista at the time of his death and was a former resident of Van Lear.  He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church, and was a retired miner. Surviving Mr. Adams is his wife, Mrs. Mollie Adams. Also surviving are two sons, Frank Adams, Prestonsburg and Ray Adams, Ashland; five daughters, Mrs. Bessie Ward, Van Lear; Mrs. Dessie Lyons, and Mrs. Anna Maude Robinson, Ashland; Mrs. Faye Colvin, and Mrs. Anna Maude Robinson, Ashland; Mrs. Faye Colvin, Collista; Mrs. Alta Mae Melvin, Paintsville; four brothers, Marcus Adams, Collista; Lester Adams, Paintsville; Den Adams, Portsmouth, Ohio; Charlie Adams, Jenkins; one sister, Mrs. Jane Conley, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 13, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Williams and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Ward Cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 12, 1965

   
ARMS, William T.
1902-1965
Mr. William T. (Son) Arms, 63, died May 22, at his home following an illness of ten weeks. Born March 29, 1902, he was the son of Henry and Alice Adams Arms.  He had been a resident of Sitka about 13 years, and was an affiliate of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucinda Blair Arms. Other survivors are five sons, Paul Arms, Geneva, N.Y., James Arms, Elmyra, N.L., Henry Arms, Ovid, N.Y., Harry Arms, Scenic Falls, N.Y., Lloyd Arms, Houston, Tex.; three daughters, Martha Alice Long, Sitka, Mary Smith, Wittensville, and Linda Sue Linthicum, Pasadena, Tex. Also surviving are two brothers, Virgil Arms, Troy, Ohio and Carl Arms, Alabama. Funeral services were conducted today at 2:00 p.m., in the Southside Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Southside. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 26, 1965

   
BALDRIDGE, Kelly
1913-1965
Succumbs May 6  Mr. Kelly Baldridge, 51, died on May 6 1965 in the C & O Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., following an  extended illness. Born December 10, 1913, he was the son of Robert and Stella Gain Baldridge, and had been a resident of Staffordsville  for 27 years. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks. He was employed by  the C & O  Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Annie Australia Firebaugh Baldridge, one daughter, Ruth Baldridge, at home, and four sons, Thomas, David, Michael and Benjamin Baldridge at home. Other survivors include two brothers, Clarence Baldridge, Lake Park, Fla., Roy Baldridge Fairborn Ohio; one sister, Elizabeth Adams, Staffordsville. Funeral servics were conducted May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Norman Roberts and James E. Wallace officiating. Pallbearers were Gilbert Tackett, Vernon Whitaker, Don Hampton, Leroy Slone, Bob Gunning, Charles Spears, and Bill Barker. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville.

   
BLAIR, Artelia (Blair)
1880-1965
Mrs. Artelia Blair, 84, died May 29, at the River View Rest Home, Ashland, following an extensive illness.  Born July 19, 1880, she was the daughter of William and Molly VanHoose Blair, and had been a resident of Barnetts Creek all her life.  She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Blair was preceded in death by her husband, Alamander Blair, who died November 4, 1964. Survivors include three sons Prater Blair, Huntington, W. VA., Gay Blair, Oil Springs: two daughters Mrs. Conroy Trimble, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Son Horn, Staffordsville.  Other survivors are 23 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren: six brothers, Verner Blair, Leander, Crate Blair, Sciotoville, Ohio, Dee Blair, Oil Springs, Connie Blair, Barnetts Creek, Dexter Blair, Leander, Eshel Blair, Washington Court House,  one sister, Mrs. Hester Picklesimer, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted May 31, in the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs, with the Revs. Sandy Phillips and Millard O'Bryan officiating.  Burial was in the Sam Blair Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 1965

   
CASTLE, Anna Alice
1919-1965
Mrs. Anna Alice Castle, 45, died May 24, in the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Ky, following an extended illness.  Born November 22, 1919, she was the daughter of Josie Burchett and Julia Burchett, and had been a resident of Stambaugh all her life.  She was an affiliate of the Church of Christ.  Mrs. Castle is survived by her husband, Logan Castle.  Other survivors include two sons, Timothy and Arthur Castle, one daughter, Stephine Annese Castle, at home.  Also surviving are three brothers, Jesse Burchett, Portsmouth, Ohio: Orville Burchett and Julias Burchett, Jr., Stambaugh; one sister Audrey McKenzie, Van Lear.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 28 at the home, with the Rev. Milt Blankenship officiating.  Pallbearers were Don Burchett, Alva Shoemaker, burl Conley, Gregory Burchett, Tommie Stambaugh, Wayne VanHoose, Dan and Sam Burchett.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 1965

   
CONLEY, Rose (McFarland)
1883-1965
Mrs. Rose Conley, 81, died at 5:00 a.m. May 10 at her home in Rock House, after suffering a brief illness.  Born November 22, 1883, she was the daughter of Bill and Arminta Rice McFarland. She had been a resident of Rock House all her life and was a affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church.  Mrs. Conley was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Conley, who died in 1952. Survivors include three sons, Ray Conley, Rock House, Arvil Conley, Mt. Sterling, and James Conley, Raceland; one daughter, Mrs. Robie Horn, Rock House; three sisters, Ina Pelphrey, Paintsville, Norma Brown, Salyersville, and Nellie Stanley, Wheelersburg, Ohio.  Funeral services were conducted today at 11:00 a.m. at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Claude Preston, Richard Williams, and John F. Ratliff officiating.  Music was furnished by the Rock House Quartet.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 12 1965

    
DANIEL, Daisy (Marrs)
1885-1965
Mrs. Daisy Daniel, 80, died at her home on May 4, at 11:45 a.m., following an illness of several months. Born April 14, 1885, she was the daughter of the late H. H. and Marinda Marrs.  She had been a resident of Court Street, Paintsville, forty-five years, and was affiliated with the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Daniel taught school many years and was a stenographer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, E. L. Ray. Survivors include her husband Eugene Daniel, two stepsons, Paris Daniel, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eugene Daniel, Jr., Whitesburg; three sisters, Bertha McCoy, Inez; Myrtle Browning, Amarillo, Tex.; Grace Marrs, Prestonsburg; Josephine De Frain, Detroit, Mich.; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 6, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Daniel Ross officiating. Burial will be at Inez, Kentucky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 1965

   
EVANS, Proctor J.
1897-1965
Dies in Ashland Dr. Proctor J. Evans, 68, of Ashland, from Keaton and well-known here, died Sunday in an Ashland hospital after a short illness. He had been a dentist in Ashland since 1948 and was in practice with his son, Dr. Paul Evans. Dr. Evans, born in 1897 here in Johnson County, graduated from Louisville Dental College in 1923, and practiced dentistry 20 years at Lynch and three years at Blaine before moving to Ashland. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Neva Meade Evans; his son, Paul; a daughter, Dr. Evalyn Georgene Evans, who recently opened a pediatric practice in Ashland; two sisters, Mrs. Harrison Osborne of Flat Gap, and Mrs.Tom Bailey of Keaton, and two grandchildren. Services were conducted yesterday in Ashland. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 12, 1965

   
HALE, Charlotte Ann
1965
Charlotte Ann Hale, 20 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hale, died suddenly May 7, in the Riverside Hospital, Trenton, Mich.  Surviving Charlotte are her parents and one brother, Allen Hale, at home, and one-half brother, Jackie Davis, river and one-half sister, Clora Sue Castle, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted May 10 in the Preston Funeral Home with the Rev.s. Ivan Butcher and Nim Sturgill officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at River. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 12 1965

   
HALL, Alex
1880-1965
Alex Hall, age 84, died May 3, at 3:00 p.m., at his home in Meally, following an extended illness.  Born November 6, 1880, he was the son of the late David B. and Riminitia Music Hall.  He had been a resident of Meally all of his life and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.  Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Chloe Dennie Hall; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Wessen, Delmar, Delaware; one sister, Mrs. Clarinda Webb, Van Lear.  Funeral services were conducted May 5, at the Meally Church of Christ with the Revs. J.H. Short and Frank Webb officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 12 1965

   
HILL, Hazel Irene
1940-1965
Mrs. Hazel Irene Hill, 25, died may 2, 1965, in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, as a result of an illness of two months. Born February 13, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William Ross and Janie Massey Ross Addis.  She was born in Lawrence County and had been a resident of Strongsville, Ohio four years. Mrs. Hill is survived by her husband, William Ray Hill, whom she married on December 22, 1958. Also surviving are three sons, Freddie, Eddie and Burl Hill, two daughters, Shelia and Christina Hill at home. Other survivors include several brothers, Freddie Ross and Earl Ross, Patriot, Ohio,; Charlie, Harold and Gerald Ross Waterloo, Ohio; Owen Ross, Willowwood, Ohio, Junior Ross, Richmond, Ind.; Willie Ross, Ashland and one sister, Mary Blevins, Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 5 at the home of Eddie Hill, Relief, Kentucky. Burial was in the family cemetery at Relief. Paintsville herald Wednesday 5-12-1965

   
HITCHCOCK, Carmel D.
1965
Hitchcock Family Loses Two Sons In Car Accidents S/Sgt. Larry E. Hitchcock, 34, of Volga, who was killed in an auto accident in West Germany on May 8, was the second son of Cecil and Susie Brown Hitchcock lost by the family. Carmel Dale Hitchcock was killed, also in an automobile accident, in November, 1948. He had been in the service from June, 1945, to January 1947, and had served here and overseas. Larry Hitchcock had been in the Army since 1951, and in Germany since 1964.  At the time of his accident he was serving with a Hercules Missle detachment. He had graduated from Caney College prior to enlisting in the service, and had decided to make the Army his career. Military services were conducted at the family cemetery, at Volge, by an Army detachment from Fort Knox. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-2-1965

   
KIMBLER, Nervie (Brown)
1881-1965
"Services Are Held on May 23 For Mrs. Nervie Kimbler, 84, Of Sitka" Mrs. Nervie Kimbler, 84, died May 21, at 6:00 am, at her home, following an illness of two years. Born March 18, 1881, she was the daughter of Henry and Peggy Baldridge Brown.  Mrs. Kimbler had been a resident of Sitka all her life, and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Mrs. Kimbler is survived by her husband, Lonzo Kimbler, four sons, Ed, Dave, Lonnie and Vonnie Osborne, Columbus, Ohio; five daughters, Lydia Chandler, Beaver, Ohio; Dollie Dixon, Sitka; Beulah May, Weldwood, Ohio; Lou Welch, Springfield, Ohio; and Betty Charles, Phelps. Also surviving Mrs. Kimbler is one brother, Andre Brown, Sitka and one sister, Lou Scarberry, Nippa;  75 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted May 23 at the Sitka Church of Christ, with the Revs. J. H. Short and Homer Picklesimer, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 26, 1965

   
MEEK, John
1889-1965
"Heart Attack Is Fatal to John Meek, 76, At His Home" Mr. John Meek, 76, died May 29, at his home following a heart attack. Born March 17, 1889, he was the son of Aaron and Sizian Butcher Meek of Boons Camp. He had been a resident of River 50 years and was an affiliate of the United Baptist Church.  He was a farmer most of his life. Mr. Meek is survived by his wife, Minnie Ray Borders Meek. Also surviving are six sons, Don C. Meek, Cincinnati, Ohio, . G. Meek, Sommersville, W. Va., Joe Meek, Ashland, Charles Meek, Germany, Chester Meek, River and Fred Meek, Georgetown, Ky.; four daughters, Irene Daniels, City, Vivian Connes, Richmond, Margaret Borders, Langley, and Ethel Pace, Seattle, Wash. Other survivors include seven brothers, Ike Meek, Willis Meek, Ted Meek, Flem Meek, Jack Meek, Boons Camp, Henry Meek, West Van Lear, Davis Meek, Marion, Ohio; tow sisters, Jennie Spriggs, Boons Camp, and May wells, Boonscamp. Funeral services were conducted today at 10:30 a.m. in the River United Baptist Church with the Revs. Lonza Reed and Germ Walters officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River, Ky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 2, 1965

   
PRICE, Kent
1882-1965
Mr. Kent Price, 84, died May 27, at his home at River. Born September 30, 1882, he was the son of Cleve and Nancy Vanhoose Price. He had been a resident of River, Ky., ten years. Mr. Price was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Boyd Price who died April 17, 1964. Surviving Mr. Price are three sons, James M. Price, Tutor Key, Mose and Billy Joe Price, River; four daughters, Nancy Border, Missouri, Eula Parsons, Tampa, Fla., Louella Price Mullins, W.Va., Alice Ashby, Washington, D.C., one sister, Pearl Daniels, Ashland. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at the home with the Rev. Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 2, 1965

   
SPENCER, Emma (Spears)
1874-1965
Rites Held May 11 Mrs Emma Spencer, 91, died May 9 in a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. Born January 22, 1874, she was the daughter of the late John and Cynthia Robinson Spears. She had been a resident of Thealka and Jennies Creek all her life. Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by her husband, Letcher Spencer. Survivors include three sons, Willie, Estill and Perry Spencer, Thealka; two daughters, Mrs Rosie Spradlin, Thealka, and Mrs Lizzie Selvage, Paintsville. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted May 11 at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday May 12, 1965

   
STAFFORD, Avinell (West)
1936-1965
Avinell Stafford, 28, died May 9 in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio following and illness of five weeks. Born July 10, 1936, she was the daughter of Parker and Evelyn Pigg West, and was a resident of Wilmington, Ohio at the time of her death. She was affiliated with the Oil Springs Methodist Church. Mrs. Stafford is survived by her husband, Charles Marion Stafford, and two daughters, Brenda Marion and Julia Annette, at home. Other survivors include one brother, Robert N. West, Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Viva Mae Crace, Oil Springs; Mrs. Anna L. Bayes, Gratis, Ohio; and Miss Eula Lee West of San Francisco, Calif. Funeral services were conducted today at the Oil Springs Methodist Church under the direction of Revs. Robert Meece and John P. Carr. Burial was in the family cemetery in Oil Springs. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 12, 1965

   
STURGILL, Lizzie (Mollett)
1872-1965
Mrs. Lizzie Sturgill, 93, died May 29, at her home, following an illness of one year.  Born December 6, 1872, at Boonscamp, she was the daughter of John B. and Mandy Mollett.  she had been a resident of Boonscamp all her life and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Mrs. Sturgill was preceded in death by her husband, Nim R. Sturgill, who died in 1942.  Survivors, are three sons, W. M. Sturgill, Columbus, Ohio, Nim Sturgill, Jr., Boonscamp, Frank Sturgill, Louisa; four daughters, Susie Necessary, Beulah Mills and Stella Mills, Tomahawk, Maudie Kennedy, Emmet, W. Va.  Other survivors include one sister Vina Ward, Boons Camp, 41 grandchildren, 86 great grandchildren, and 14 great great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held May 31, in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boonscamp, with the Revs. Glen Arrowood, and Earl Muncy officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Boonscamp. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 1965

   
VANHOOSE, Ella Mae (Butcher)
1891-1965
Mrs. Ella Mae Vanhoose, 75, died at 11:55 a.m. May 8 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of one month. Born December 13, 1891, she was the daughter of Henry Butcher and Gertrude Lawrence Butcher., and was a resident of Ulysses, Ky., sixteen years. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Vanhoose was preceded in death by her husband, John Vanhoose on November 13, 1956. Survivors include eight sons, Eugene Vanhoose, Ashland; Clifford Vanhoose, Urbana, Ohio; Clarence and Hubert Vanhoose, Richardson Ky.; Willard and Chester Vanhoose, Dayton Ohio; Randolph Vanhoose, Cranell, Calf.; Paul David Vanhoose, Springfield, Ohio; seven daughters, Gladys Bryan, Ashland; Evelyn Fitch, Logan, W.Va.; Wilda Bailey and Ruth Ann Adkins, La Puente,Calif.; Barbara Fitch, Dayton, Ohio; Joada Stacey and Jonella Burgess, Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Beecher Butcher, Williamsport and one sister, Edna Ward, Williamsport. Other survivors include 49 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on May 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gallis Isaac and Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in the Vanhoose Cemetery at Chestnut. THE PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 5-12-1965

   
WEBB, Arnold H.
1965
Mr. Arnold H.Webb, 78, dies at 8:55, Monday, May 31.He was for several years Pastor of The First Baptist Church here in Paintsville. After leaving Paintsville, he was a teacher at The Cumberland College at Williamsburg for several years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Webb; Two daughters, Mrs. Fred Hapip, who with her husband, lives on a farm at Williston, North Dakota; and Miss. Margaret Lois Webb, Washington D.C. where she is a secretary to a cooperative; one son, Eugene Rupert Webb, and attorney at law in charge of the anti-trust division stationed in Washington, D.C; two sisters, Miss. Sally Webb, Newport, Kentucky and Mrs. Bruce Williams, Elam Kentucky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 16,1965

   
WELLS, Sadie (Collins)
1908-1965
Mrs.Sadie Wells, 57, died on May 8, at Raceland, Kentucky, after an extened illness. Born June 29, 1908, she was the daughter of Perry and Alberta Spears Collins and had been resident of Daniels Creek all her life. She was an affiliate of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Wells is survived by her husband, Ali Wells, three sons, Sammy, Franklin and Ali Wells, Jr., Van Lear ; eight daughters, Jean Caudill, Russell; Eileen Oney, Raceland; Mary Collins, Loraine Blair, Donnis Ann Wells, Van Lear; Mary Allen, Columbus, Ga.; Cindy Morris, Ashland; Donna Rambo; Worthington, Ohio. Other survivors include five brothers, Hansford Collins, Denver, Colorado; Tillman Collins, Flatwoods; Joe Collins, Weeksberry; James and Harmon Collins, Taylor, Mich.; three sisters, Rosa Stafford, Coal Grove, Ohio; Estell Gibson, Florida, Cynthia Collins, Van Lear. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren . Funeral services were conducted May 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the home with the Revs. Spurgeon Honeycutt and Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday  5-12-1965


JUNE - 1965

ALLEN, Green Berry
1882-1965
Rev. Green Berry Allen, age 82 died Friday, June 25 at The Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, KY of a stroke he suffered January 30 and other complications. He was born July 18, 1882 on White Oak in Magoffin County, Kentucky; one of 8 sons born to John D. and Printha Elswick Allen.  He was a retired miner and had been a Minister of the First Church of God since 1914.  His survivors are: his wife, the former Miss Eliza Patton of Breathitt County, Kentucky, whom he married November 7, 1900; two daughters: Mrs. Della Gross, West Brook, Maine and Mrs. Lillian Kirck, East Orange, New Jersey; 5 sons; Luther, Arnold and Paul, all of Garrett, Ky, one other son, Earl, died from a mine accident in 1936; and one brother, Coy Allen, Maramec, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.  The funeral was conducted, Monday June 28th from the First Church of God, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating.  Burial was made in the Allen Cemetery on White Oak under the direction of Hall Bros. Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-21-1965

    
BALDWIN, Mary Susan
1887-1965
Miss Mary Susan Baldwin, 77, died at 3:30 a.m. June 15, at her home at Oil Springs. Born September 26, 1887, she was a daughter of Shelby and Hannah Davis Baldwin, and had been a resident of  Oil Springs all her life.  She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Miss Baldwin is survived by three brothers, Clint and Dock Baldwin of Oil Springs; Luther Baldwin, Winchester;  one sister, Nora Webb of Ohio.   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on June 17 at the Davis Branch Church, with the Revs. Lonza Reed,  Buel Ferguson and Tommie Bailey officiating. Miss Baldwin's nephews served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, June 23, 1965

   
BARBER, Mary (Rigsby)
1909-1965
Mary Barber dies June 11, In Ohio Mary Barber, 56, died at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 11, in the Ironton, Ohio hospital following an ill ness of several months. Born January 17, 1909, she was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rose Rigsby, Ironton, Ohio. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church and was employed by C & O Y.M.C.A., Russell, Ky. She is survived by one brother, Watha Rigsby, Keaton, Ky. Funeral Services were conducted Sunday, June 13, at 1:00 p.m. in the Keaton United Baptist Church, with the Revs, Tommie Bailey and Charlie Lyons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 16, 1965

   
BLAIR, A. J.
1879-1965
A. J. Blair, 86, died June 29, at 3:20 a.m., in the Paintsville Clinic following an illness of 18 months. Born February 8, 1879 he was a son of Henry and Nancy Conley Blair, and had been a resident of Leander most of his life.  He was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosa May Blair on July 4, 1958.  Survivors include five sons Bruce Blair, Leander and Hebern Guy Gale and Ivan Blair all of Troy, Ohio. Other surviving include one brother Lindsey Blair, Beaver Ohio, one half brother, Harry B. Blair, Greenup and one half sister, Mary Fairchild, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted July 1, in the United Baptist Church, Leander, with the Revs. Millard O'Bryan Lonza Reed and William Harrison Blair officiating. Burial was in the May cemetery at Leander under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 7 1965

   
BLAIR, Herbert
1912-1965
Herbert Blair, 53, died at 5:30 p.m. June 6, at his home in Manilla.  Born May 30, 1912, he was the son of Frank and Kate Conley Blair and had been a resident of Manilla eight years. Mr. Blair is survived by his wife, Mrs. June Fairchild Blair. Other survivors are two daughters, bonnie Watson, Akron, Ohio and Barbara Caulley, Milford Center, Ohio; three brothers, Wardie Blair, Catlettsburg, Paul Blair, Baltimore, Md., Delmar Blair, Baltimore, Md.; seven sisters, Alta Blair, Paintsville, Christine Davis, Lenore Jackson, Malta Shelton, all of Ashland, Oma Bentley, Wayland, Dorothy Newell, Baltimore Md. Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m., in the Low Gap United Baptist Church, with the Revs. Lonza Reed and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 1965

   
BLAIR, Verner
1886-1965
Verner Blair, 79, died at 5:30 a.m., June 21, at his home following a two week illness. Born May 28, 1886, he was the son of William and Margarett Vanhoose Blair of Barnetts Creek.  He had been a resident of Leander 55 years.  Mr. Blair was affiliated with the United Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Amba Rice Blair; one son, Virgil Blair, Leander; two daughters Mrs. Sylvia Williams, Tipp City, Ohio, and Mrs. Jewell Weddington, New Carlisle, Ohio. Other survivors include five brothers, Crate Blair, Sciotoville, Ohio; Dee Blair, Oil Springs; Dexter Blair, Leander, Coonie, Barnetts Creek; Estill Washington Court House, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Hester Picklesimer, Springfield, Ohio.  Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m., at the home with  the Revs. Sandy Phillips and Clifford Trimble officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 23 1965

   
BLANTON, Mabel
1920-1965
Mabel Blanton, 45, died at 1:30 p.m. June 21, in a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. Born March 23, 1920, she was the daughter of Walter and Aslly Prichard Blanton. She was an employee of the Ben Snyder Company, Louisville. Survivors include one brother, James Blanton, Albion Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Dixie Blanton, Oil Springs; Mrs. Ollie Conley, Staffordsville; Mrs. Mona Rooker, Seattle Wash. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 24, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home., with the Revs, Jeff H. Burton and Cline Salyer officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6/23/1965

   
BURKE, C.H.
1880-1965
"Heart Attack Fatal to C.H. Burke" C.H. Burke, 84, died at 4:45 p.m. June 7, at his home in East Point, as a result of a heart attack. Born November 28, 1880, he was the son of the late Calvin and Martha Music Burke, and had lived in East Point several years. He was affiliated with the church of Christ. Mr. Burke was a retired merchant, farmer and former Johnson County school teacher. Mr. Burke is survived by his granddaughter, Mrs. Everett Conley, East Point, Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Fairchild and Mrs. Norma Greer, East Point; one brother, Everett Burke, Allen. Other survivors include four half brothers, Howard Burke, Green Burke, Arch Burke, John Burke; two half sisters, Mrs. Ruth Meek, West Van Lear and Mrs. Sarah Williams, Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m., at the East Point Church of Christ, with the Revs. S.C. Honeycutt and Bill Ford officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 9, 1965

   
CHANDLER, Martha (Lowe)
1879-1965
"MARTHA CHANDLER, OF LOWMANSVILLE, DIES JUNE 6; HAS 71 DESCENDANTS" Mrs. Martha Chandler, 86, died June 6, at the home of her daughter, Marie Borders, Ulysses, Ky., following an illness of two months. Born February 26, 1879, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Elizabeth Castle Lowe, and had been a resident of Lowmansville all her life.  She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Chandler was preceded in death by her husband Dave Chandler, who died on May 12, 1962. Survivors include four sons, Arthur Chandler, Florida, Ill., Enis and Luther Chandler, Ashland, Ernie Chandler, Lowmansville; three daughters, Bertha Hayes, Ashland, Marie Borders, Ulysses, and Dorothy Brown, Beaver, Ohio. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren, and two brothers, Columbus Lowe, Maysville and Fred Lowe, Ashland. Funeral services were conducted today in the Lowmansville United Baptist Church, with the Revs. O. I. Williams and Foster Rigsby officiating. Burial was in the Chandler-Lyon Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, June 9, 1965

   
COLLIER, Harry
1965
Harry Collier died June 4, at his home in Martha, Ky., He had been a life long resident os Martha, and was a Baptist minister. Mr. Collier is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Barker Collier; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Burchett, Jr., Unionville, Ohio, Mrs. Jay Paul Rigsby, Middletown, Ohio; five sons, Garnett Collier, Galloway, Ohio, Leonard Collier, Plain City, Ohio, Lawrence Collier, Martha, Reginald Collier of north Lewisburg, Ohio, Edgel Collier of Gary, Indiana; one sister, Jane Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Ohio and one brother, john Collier, Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were held in the Elizabeth Church at Martha, Ky., under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. The officiating minister was Herbert Phillips. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 9, 1965

   
CURTIS, Verdelle
1905-1965
Dies June 6 After Long Illness Verdelle Curtis, 59, died at 2:10 p.m., June 6, at her home at Red Bush, following an extended illness.  Born November 30, 1905, she was the daughter of the late T. L. and Lissia Smith Curtis, and had been a resident of Red Bush all her life.  Miss Curtis is survived by one sister,, Sarah Curtis, Red Bush; nine brothers, Sanford, Willie, Lonnie, Albert, Ola, Jess, Walter, Tullie, and Lundie Curtis all of Red Bush.  Funeral  services were held today at 10:00 a.m., at the home, with the Revs. Hood Wallen and Williard Bailey officiating.  Burial was in the Curtis family cemetery at Relief, Ky. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  JUNE 9 1965

   
DANIELS, Roy
1908-1965
Roy Daniels, 57, died at 11:15 a.m., June 15, as a result of suffering multiple injuries when the vehicle he was driving overturned and went down an embankment on the Fishtrap Road. Born April 6, 1908, he was the son of the late Willie L. and Elizabeth Brooks Daniels, and had been a resident of Sitka several years.  He was an affiliate of the United Baptist Church and a member of the Chandlerville, F & AM Lodge 858. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cynthia McKenzie Daniels, one son Paul Daniels, Sitka, and one daughter Mrs. Betty Clarice Lemaster of Sitka. Other survivors include one brother, Ray Daniels, Lowmansville; six sisters, Mrs. Alka Grim, Thealka;  Mrs. Iuka Adams, Kingston, Ohio; Mrs. Lucy Castle, Lowmansville; Mrs. Edith Walter, Paintsville;  Mrs. Ruby King and Mrs. Dorothy Crane, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held June 17, in the Paintsville United Baptist Church, with the Revs. F.F. Rigsby, J.T. Bailey and Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville.  Masonic graveside rites were held. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-23-1965

  
EALEY, George
1883-1965
George Ealey, 81, died at 2:25 p.m.June 24, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born August 13, 1883, he was a son of William and Artie Francis Ealeyand had been a resident of Barnetts Creek most of his life . He was affiliated with the United Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suda Trimble Ealey, who died in July 1964. Survivors include four sons, Marshall Ealey, Barnetts Creek; Arnold and Arville Ealey, Newport News, Va.; Chat Ealey, Hampton, Va.; Three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Oil Springs, Mrs. Ruie Reed, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Bett Robinson, Paintsville. Other survivors are 24 grandchildren , 26 great grandchildren and one brother, Frank Ealey, Miamisburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., June 27, in the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Revs. Lonza Reed and Millard O'Bryan officiating . Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-30-1965

   
FAIRCHILD, Samantha (Johnson)
1883-1965
Mrs. Samantha Fairchild, 82, died at 1:00 a.m., June 24, in a local hospital, following an extended illness. Born March 19, 1883, she was the daughter of the late Richard E. and Louvina Preston Johnson and had been a resident of Denver most of her life.  She was affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enoch Fairchild, in 1941. Survivors are six sons, Elzie, Elmer and Frank Fairchild, Denver; Kenneth Fairchild, Milford Center, Ohio; Clate Fairchild, Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Mint Hannah, Staffordsville, and Mrs. Dora Goble, Denver; one sister, Mrs. Manda Bayes, Waverly, Ohio; 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., June 26, in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver, with the Revs. John G. Sammons and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Topsy Ratliff Cemetery at Denver, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, 1965

   
GRIM, Audrey (Coyer)
1903-1965
Mrs. Audrey Grim, 62, doed June 24, in a Huntington hospital following an extended illness. Born June 9, 1903, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Stevens Coyer and had been a resident of Nippa, Ky., several years.  She was an affiliate of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Milt Grim; four sons, Clyde Thomas Grim, Shelton, Conn., Kenneth Ray, Carl Douglas, and Bobby Gene Grim, Nippa; seven daughters, Mrs. Gloria June Vanhoose, Detroit, Mich.; Miss Kathie Lynn Grim, Nippa; Mrs. Patsy Ruth Hall, Falls Church, Va.; Mrs. Coleene Williams, Paintsville; Mrs. Opal Francis Castle, Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Geraldine Daniels, Beckley, W. Va., and Mrs. Madelyn Gail Witten, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and one brother, Ted Coyer, Pound, Va. Funeral services were con- ducted at 10:00 a.m., June 27, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Daniel and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Grim Cemetery at Nippa, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, 6-30-1965

   
HALE, Willie
1895-1965
Willie Hale, 70, died at 9:30 p.m., June 23, in a local hospital following an illness of two months.  Born February 3, 1895, he was a son of Charlie and Sally Wallen Hale.  He was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church and was a retired miner.  He is survived by his wife, Julia Edwards Hale; six sons, Richard Hale, Van Lear; Willie Hale, Jr., Columbus, Ohio; James Earl Hale, Blaine; Bobbie Gene Hale, Grayson, Arthur Hale, Fort Knox; Bennie Joe Hale, Russell; four daughters, Ruby Burke, Sitka, Jewell Edwards, Blaine; Margie Moore, Columbus, Ohio; and Irene Edwards, Ashland.  Other sirvivors include two brothers, Homer Hale, East Point, Isaac Hale, Roanoke, Va.: two sisters, Ester Hale, Lexington and Anna Chandler, Minford, Ohio.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., June 26, in the Enterprise Baptist Churc, Kerz, Ky., with the Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel officiating.  Music was furnished by the Rice Quartet. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 30 1965

   
HUGHES, Cliff
1965
Rites held at the Mayo Science Building marked a community tribute for Cliff Hughes, 46, who died last month after a long illness. Born at Thealka, the son of William H. and Maude Preston Hughes, he had been a resident of Paintsville since 1936.  His family had been residing at West Van Lear for the past six months. A member of the United Baptist Church, Clifford Hughes had been a city councilman, and was an electrician and plumber by trade. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge F. and AM No. 381.  The lodge held graveside rites at the Sloan Cemetery in Winifred. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Sloan Hughes; three sons, George, Robert and Eddie, all at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ann Tramel, of West Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers, Remus, Howard, Henry and Norman of Paintsville and Richard, of Detroit, plus three sisters, Mrs. Alice Walker, Dayton; Mrs. Vencil Pelphrey, Paintsville, and Mrs. Ruth Kazlik of Cleveland. Officiating ministers were F. F. Rigsby, Everett Sloan and George Adkins. Pallbearers were J. T. Newman, Lee Howard, Jr., R. Hayslett, Sammy Castle, Jr., Jack Meade and Paul Ratliffe. Honorary pallbearers included William Stapleton, O. T. Dorton, James K. Williams, Wilbur Daniels, Robert M. Conley, Deward Kazee, Paul Fyffe and Luther Safriet. Also Rev. David Ross, W. E. Garland, George Wolfford, Arnold Wells, Ashland Wallen, Frank Davis, Eugene Crigger, Scott Jarrell, Jim Johnson, Edwin Jones, Leslie Music. Also, Ike Nelson, Jimmy Vanhoose, Larry Wallen, Mack Damron, Paul McKenzie, Timmy Bostic, Chester Short, Jerald Shadowens, Jack Vickers, Allen Wells, Donald Howard and Gordon Kirtley. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUL. 7, 1965

   
HYDEN, Anna Marie
1964-1965
Anna Marie Hyden, 10 months, died in an Indiana hospital on June 27. She is the daughter of Harold and Billie Carol Pack Hyden, and was born August 21, 1964. The infant is survived by her parents and one sister, Carol Sue Hyden. Other survivors are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Hyden, Hager Hill and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pack, Collista, Ky. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earl Ratilff officiating. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN. 30, 1965

   
LEE, Minnie (Spears)
1886-1965
Mrs. Minnie Lee, 79, died at 7:20 p.m. June 19. in a local hospital, following a brief illness. Born March 18, 1886 she was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha Taylor Spears and been a resident of Hager Hill several years.  She was an affiliate of the Church of God. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Lee, Sr. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hazelett, Ypsilanti, Mich., Mrs. Mary Blevins, Wittensville, and Mrs. Pauline Salyers, Paintsville. Other survivors include 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 22, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mose Kitchen and Claude Preston officiating. Music was furnished by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-23-1965

   
LEMASTER, Katherine
1965
A 1965 Paintsville High School graduate, Katherine Lemaster, 18, died Sunday night form injuries received in an accident on the Mountain Parkway. Miss Lemaster was a passenger in a car being driven by her mother, Mrs. Vicki Lemaster. The automobile reportedly swerved from the highway and then overturned, injuring both occupants. Mrs Lemaster is under treatment in Clark County Hospital. Miss Lemaster was taken to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington where she failed to respond to treatment. ‘Attending her senior year at PHS, Kathy was active in many extra-curricular activities, such as participating in the PHS Thespians; production “An Evening with Shakespeare”. In addition to her speaking and singing abilities, Miss Lemaster was a good student scholastically. She also [possessed a friendly personality, being one of the most liked students at Paintsville High. Kathy attended Oil Springs School during her junior year, and her previous education was obtained in a school in the state of Washington. She was a daughter of Howard Lemaster of Paintsville and Mrs. Lemaster, surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Terry Lemaster; grandparents Mr. and Mrs, Prock Lemaster of Oil Springs and Mr. ands Mrs. Gus Middleton of Clarkston Washington. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-9-1965

   
LYONS, Ervin
1898-1965
Ervin Lyons, 67, died at 3:00 a.m., June 24 at his home following an extended illness.  Born January 17, 1898, he was the son of the late H. B. and Katherine Chandler Lyons, and a resident of Lowmansville eight years.  He had been employed as an oil well shooter for the E. I. Dupont Company.  He is survived by his wife, Hattie Robinson Lyons: two sons, George Herman Lyons, Albuquerque, N. M., and William P. Lyons, U. S. Navy.  Other survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Martha Mc Guire, and Mrs. Sena Engle, Beaver, Ohio;  Mrs. Manda Curnutte, Sunbury, Ohio;  Mrs. Mamery Sadler and Mrs. Malnery Sadler, wilkinson, W. Va;  four brothers, Sherman Lyons, Bolivar, N. Y.; Ezekiel, Cecil and Bufford Lyons, Ashland, Kentucky. Pallbearers were Dencil Sadler, Donald Vance, Lon Douglas Helton, Jack Meadows, Gerald Lee Lyons, Walter Lyons, John Burton and E. J. Music.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., June 27, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Davidson officiating. Burial was in the Lyons Cemetery at Lowmansville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 30 1965

   
MEEK, Davis
1882-1965
Davis Meek, 82, died at 1:20 a.m. June 7 in a Marion, Ohio, hospital following an extended illness. Born September 22, 1882, he as a son of the late Aaron and Suzien Butcher Meek.  He was a resident of Marion, Ohio at the time of his death and was a former resident of Boons Camp and a retired miner. Mr. Meek was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Sagraves Meek in 1929. Survivors are two sons, Earl Meek, Ashland, Thurman Meek, Thealka; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Gambill, Lancaster, Ohio, Mrs. Hazel McFarland, LaJunta, Colorado, Mrs. Delores Sparks, Marion, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Spriggs and Mrs. May Wells; six brothers, Ike, Willis, Ted, Flem, Jack and Henry Meek. Funeral services were conducted today at 10:00 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Wallace officiating. Burial was in the White House cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 9 1965

   
MEEKS, Charles
1963-1965
"Accident Fatal To Meeks Child Charles Jefferson Meeks, Jr., age 2, died at 7:10 p.m., June 21, near his home in Geneva, Ohio after being hit by a truck.  Born January 3, 1963, he was a son of Charles J. and Ella Bostic Meeks, Geneva, Ohio.  Survivors include his parents and one brother, Mark A. Meeks at home.  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., June 24, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with Rev. James Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Meeks Cemetery at Williamsport.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-30-1965

   
PATRICK, Lora (Joseph)
1913-1965
Mrs. Lora Patrick, 51, died at 10:30 a.m. in a local hospital, following an illness of six months. Mrs. Patrick was born July 11, 1913, and was the daughter of Mrs. Fanny Oney Joseph and the late Ashford Joseph. She had been a resident of Paintsville 28 years and was a member of the First Christian Church and Pleasant Valley Rebekah Lodge 116. She was a beautician and former owner of Lora's Beauty Shop. She is survived by her husband, Frank Patrick. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Chester Ray, Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. William Stapleton, Paintsville; two brothers, Oney Joseph, Mechanicsburg, Ohio and James Joseph, Tucson, Arizona. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m., in the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Charles Saunders officiating. Pallbearers were Jess Songer, A.P. Mason, Mark Maggard, Paul Sheets, Curt Hickman, Tommy Pittman, Bill Strickland, and M.D. Bailey. Burial was in the Joseph Family Cemetery at Siloam Ky.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-9-1965

   
PELPHREY, Ray
1897-1965
Ray Pelphrey, 67, died at 12:10 p.m., June 20, in a local hospital after an illness of several months. Born August 16, 1897, he was a son of Harrison and Mary Spradlin Pelphrey, Mr. Pelphrey was a resident of Ashland at the time of his death and was a former resident of Paintsville. he was a member of V.C.T. Lodge and a retired salesman for Kentucky Wholesale Grocery Company. Mr Pelphrey is survived by his wife Tava Lemaster Pelphrey. Other survivors include two brothers, J.H. Pelphrey of Paintsville, Don Pelphrey of Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Frankie Conley, Ashland; and Mrs. Irvin Spradlin, Paintsville . Funeral  services were held at 2:00 p.m. June 22, in the Chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home with the Revs. Willard Wilcox and O.I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday  6-23-1965

   
PORTER, Mary
1878-1965
Mrs. Mary Porter, 87, died June 8, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jeff Perry, West Van Lear, following an extended illness. Born May 3, 1878, she was the daughter of G. W. and Martha Wolfe Ward.  She had been a resident of West Van Lear several years and was an affiliate of the Church of God. Mrs. Porter was preceded in death by her husband, John Porter, on July 7, 1911. She is survived by three sons Eddie Porter, East Point and Arby and Vernice Porter, West Van Lear.  Also surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Jeff Perry, West Van Lear; one brother, Ed Ward, Williamsport, one sister, Julia Sparks, West Van Lear. Other survivors include 24 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 11, in the Pentecostal Church of Christ, Paintsville, with the Revs. Cline Salyer, John Sammons and John Crum officiating. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 16, 1965

   
SALYER, IDa May (Horn)
1873-1965
Mrs. Ida May Salyer, 92, died at 11:45 a.m. June 27 at her home at Hager Hill following an extended illness. Born June 17, 1873, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Mary Combs Horn, and had been a resident of Hager Hill several years.  She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Mrs. Salyer was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Salyer on May 31, 1949. Survivors include three sons, Virgil Salyer, Hager Hill; Clarence Salyer, Allen, Elmon Salyer, Brandenton, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Malta Lester, Jenkins and Mrs. Tavie Walters, Paintsville. Other surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Eva Tackett, Carey, Ohio; Mrs. Tisha Slone, Huntington, W. Va., and one brother, Jess Horn, Paintsville. Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at the home with the Rev. James E. Wallace officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 30, 1965

   
SPRADLIN, James J.
1964-1965
James J. Spradlin, 69, died June 25, in the New Hospital, as a result of heart trouble. Born August 23, 1964, he was a son of James T. and Kate Spradlin  and ahd been a resident of Paintsville 30 years. He survived by his wife, Wonnie Spradlin, three sons, James T., Frank and Manford Spradlin city; two daughters, Lena Vanhoose and Bertha Mae Stapleton, city. Other survivors include seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., June 25 in the home of Missouri Dale, Paintsville, with the Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday  6-30-1965

  
WARD, Johnnie
1915-1965
Johnnie Ward, 40, died June 9, 1965, at 1:55 a.m. at the home of a brother, Irvin Ward, Wheelwright, Ky., following an illness of four months.  Born August 9, 1915, he was a son of Simon and Mary Bowens Ward.  He had been a resident of Wheelwright several months and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Fannie Jean Ward. Other survivorts are three sisters, Edith Walters, Jewel Ridge, Va., Virgie Hensley, Welston, Ohio, Margie Sparks, Warton, W. Va, one brother Irvin Ward, Wheelwright. Funeral services were conducted June 12, 1965 at 11:00 a.m., in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Scott Castle, and Walter Skaggs officiating. The Chestnut Gorve Quartet furnished the music.  Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN.16 1965



JULY - 1965

CASTLE, Robert Wesley
1965-1965
Robert Wesley Castle, infant son of Fred Robert and Nancy Carrol Blair Castle, died shortly after birth Tuesday July 27 in the Paintsville Clinic.  Parental grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ott Castle, Stambaugh; maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Blair of Barnetts Creek. Parental great grandmother is Mrs. Minnie Castle, Sitka.  The funeral was held today at the home of Ott Castle with the Rev. F.F. Rigsby officiating.  Burial was in the Family Cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 28 1965

   
CONLEY, Oscar
1881-1965
"Oscar Conley, 84, Of West Van Lear Dies July 6, Rites Will be Friday" Oscar J. Conley, 84, died July 8, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born February 15, 1881, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Arminta Leslie Conley and had been a resident of Johnson County all his life.  He had been a civil engineer.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Hazel Spears Conley.  Others surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fairchild and Mrs. Edna Perry, West Van Lear; one grandson Paul Goble, Dayton, Ohio; one grandaughter Mrs. Howard Ramey, Dayton Ohio and two grandchilden Chrisie Ann Ramey and Kim Goble.  Funeral services will be held July 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home, with the Rev. John G. Sammons officiating.  Burial will be in the Conley Family Cemetery at West Van Lear. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  JULY 7 1965

   
CUNNINGHAM, George W.
1906-1965
George W. Cunningham, 59, of Paintsville died July 21, 2:30p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital of a heart attack.  Born May 6, 1906, at Van Lear, he was the son of George W. and Augeline Porter Cunningham.  He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville Masonic Lodge and an instructor for the Mayo State Vocational School for several years.  He had retired the last of June.  During World War II he had served as an aircraft engine inspector at Patterson Field, and also had operated a small garage in King Addition.  He is survived by his wife, Elva Evelyn King Cunningham, two daughters,  Ethel Hae Swain, Paintsville, and Ella Virginia Spurling, New Carlisle, Ohio.  Others included three grandsons.  Services took place July 24, 2:00p.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. C.C. Hall officiating and the Sitka Quartet.  Burial was held in the King Cemetery, King Addition.  The Paintsville Masonic Lodge served as pallbearers and graveside rites.  The Preston Funeral Home conducted the funeral. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 28 1965

   
DANIEL, Jesse
1888-1965
Mr. Jesse Daniel, 77, died at his home July 26th at 7:15 P.M. of a heart attack. Born at River, April 7, 1888, he was George Daniel and was a member of the Methodist Church.  He was a cattle dealer and farmer, and was a resident of River all his life. Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife Angie Brown Daniel and two sons, Charles Daniel of Paintsville and Walter Daniel of Washington, DC; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Jane Chapman, Knoxville, Tenn., and 4 grandchildren. Other survivors include two sisters, Tilda Jarvis, Ashland; Sarah Eversole, Lexington; and a half sister, Jennie Young of Lexington. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 29, in the Borders Chapel Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Cox officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 4, 1965

   
DANIELS, Virgie (Wheeler)
1891-1965
Mrs. Virgie Daniels Dies July 15, After Illness Of Several Months Mrs. Virgie Daniels, 74, died July 15, 2:30 p.m., at the Paintsville Clinic after an illness of five months. Born January 28, 1891, at Chandlerville, she was the daughter of Giles and Darcus Chandler Wheeler. She died in Lowmansville where she was a resident of six years.  She was a member of the United Baptist. Church.  She is survived by her husband, Elliott Daniels; two sons; Emory Daniels, Barboursville, W.Va.;  Havlyn Daniels, Louisville; three daughters; Alva Worthington, Accokeek, Md.; Alma Stafford, Ashland; Marie Sartin, Louisville.  She also had 27 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She had three brothers; W.J. Wheeler, Troy Wheeler, and Jasper Wheeler, Ashland;  three sisters; Esta Cox, Portsmouth, Ohio; Nancy Daniels, Lowmansville; Bertha Rupert, Columbus, Ohio.  Funeral services were held July 18, 10:00 a.m., at the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Revs. F.F. Rigsby, Jap Caudill and Tommie Dalton officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-21-1965

   
FRALEY, Michael Dwain
1965-1965
Michael Dwain Fraley, infant son of Odell and Edna Carrol Rigsby Fraley, of Michigan City, Ind., died shortly after birth at 11:00 p.m. July 16 in St. Anthony Hospital, Michigan City, Ind.  Rites were held Sunday, July 18th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Open Fork United Baptist Church at Moon, Ky. by the Revs. Lowell Ferguson and John Pelphrey.  Burial was in the Ferguson Cemetery at Moon, Ky. under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-21-1965

   
HAYES, Dixie (Hayes)
1889-1965
Mrs. Dixie Hayes, age 76, died July 26, 5:40 p.m. at the castle Fork Rest Home. Born June 9, 1889, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Mahalia Dixon Hayes. Born in Lawrence County, she was a resident of Wilbur.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church for 62 years. Surviving are her husband, Amos Hayes and a  bother, Leo VanHoose of Richardson. Funeral services were today at 1:00 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Church with The Revs Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby officiating.  Burial took place in the Winifred Old Hood Church cemetery, with the Jones-Preston funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-29-1965

   
HEREFORD, Mollie (Nunnelly)
1965
Mrs. Mollie Hereford died July 17, at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. She was a member of one of Floyd County’s oldest families.  She was the daughter of Charles and Laura Clay Nunnelly, and the widow of Thomas May Hereford, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Hereford was a charter member of the First Methodist Church in Prestonsburg and the Adah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son Thomas May Hereford, Jr., six daughters, Mrs. Florence Reynolds, martin; Mrs. Josephine Pack, Scott Depot, W. Va.; Mrs. Hope Tussy, Cliff; Mrs. Maurine Wheeler, Paintsville, Mrs. Dorothy Cunningham, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and Mrs. Pauline Williams of North Miami Beach, Fla.  Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Adrion Roberts officiating. Burial was held in the Hereford cemetery with pallbearers, Dr. Rondall Leslie, Winston Ford, Jr., Robert Pearson, Thomas Hereford, III, David R. Hereford, Thomas Tackett, Robert VanHoose, Thomas Lemaster, Joe P. Tackett, III, John E. Wheeler, Jr., Thomas D. Wheeler, Ed Boston, Major Raymond Keys, and Capt. Millard Smith. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-28-1965

   
LAWSON, Doris Ann (Conley)
1929-1965
Mrs. Doris Ann Conley Lawson age 36 of Springfield, Ohio and formerly of Flat Gap died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday July 22, at The Mercy Crest Hospital in Springfield. She had been ill for one month., Mrs. Lawson, born at Flat Gap, February 17, 1929, the daughter of Noah and Minnie Stinson Conley had resided in Springfield for the past 15 years. A Beautician and an employee of Belmont Beauty Center, she was a member of the Free will Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Charles O. Lawson, a son Charles Lawson Jr., age 13, a daughter Lisa Ann age 6, her parents and three brothers, Noah Conley Jr. and Paul W. Conley of Springfield and James Raymond Conley of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, at 1:00 p.m. in the Eastside Hill Top Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Woods Funeral Home. The body was taken to the church from the funeral home at 3:00 Sunday, where it remained until time for the funeral Monday. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-11-1965

   
MCKENZIE, Clora (Williams)
1885-1965
Mrs. Clora McKenzie, died at 10:30 a.m. July 5, in a Pike County Hospital in Lucasville, Ohio. Born July 18, 1885 in Johnson County she was the daughter of Crayton and Hannah Frazier Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert McKenzie in 1911 and her second husband Albert McKenzie in 1935. Also preceding her in death was one sister, Mrs. sandy Phillips. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Arlyn Violet, Lucasville; with whom she resided; one son Kendall McKenzie Lucasville, Ohio; two step daughters, Mrs. Ola Conley, Springfield, Ohio and Mrs Homer McKenzie, Morristown, Tenn, one stepson; Ford McKenzie, Dayton, Ohio; one brother Kendall W. Williams, Flat Gap, two sisters, Mrs. Erie Williams, Georgetown and Mrs. Ona Williams, Flat Gap. Funeral services will be at the Bethel United baptist Church at Flat Gap at 11:00 a.m. Thursday July 8, with the Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Family cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville, Ohio The Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 7, 1965

   
MEADE, Bradley
1965
Rites Held For Bradley Meade Bradley Meade, 80, died July 25, 10:30 a.m. at the Paintsville Hospital.  Born October 22, 1884, he was the son of Richard and Ellen Howard Meade of Salyersville. He was a resident of Paintsville for 20 years.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Nona Williams Meade, two daughters, Mrs. Sue Lewis, Huntington, W. Va. And Mrs. Jean Wiford, Toledo, Ohio.  Also ten grandchildren. Services were July 27, 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Cline Salyer officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Turner Branch with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 28, 1965

   
PICKLESIMER, James
1892-1965
James Picklesimer, a retired farmer, from Houcktown, Ohio died July 20, at Bluffton Community Hospital, after an illness of several years.  He was born Aug. 9, 1892 at Barnetts Creek, the son of the late John and Louise (Trimble) Picklesimer. He is survived by his widow, the former Bertha Blair of Houcktown, two daughters, Mrs. James (Pear) Trimble of Findlay, Ohio, Mrs. Harmon (Faith) Ratliff, Springfield, Ohio, and one son James Leo Picklesimer, Beaverdam, Ohio, 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Other survivors include one brother, Frank of Staffordsville and three sisters, Mrs. Alex (Minnie) Blair of Delaware, Ohio, Mrs. Troy (Verna) Salyer, Rushelvania, Ohio, Mrs. David (Joshie) Williams, B. Charleston, Ohio.  Six brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Picklesimer was a member of the Stony Creek United Baptist Church near Carey, Ohio. The funeral was held Friday, July 23, at the Stony Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Flordie Lyons, Rev. Arnold Reed, Rev. James H. Blair, and Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Pioneers Repose Cemetery at Houcktown under the direction of the Dally Funeral Home of Arlington, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 28, 1965

   
PICKLESIMER, Oma (Tackett)(Trimble)
1878-1965
Mrs. Oma Trimble Picklesimer, age 87, died July 21, 10:00 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Castle, following an illness of several months. Born June 6, 1878, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of John M. and Rebecca Lemaster Tackett.  She was a resident of Red Bush and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Trimble, second husband, John Meade, and her third husband, J. H. Picklesimer. She is survived by four sons, John Trimble, Jeffersonville, Ohio; James Trimble, Finley, Ohio; Fred Trimble, Columbus, Ohio; and Harry Trimble, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. The surviving daughters are Mrs. Malta Ward, Marion, Ohio; Mrs. John Castle, Red Bush; and Mrs. Val Baldwin, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.     She also has 48 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Spears and Mrs. Della Salyer, Staffordsville. The funeral took place July 24, 11:00 a.m. at the United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with the Revs. Millard O’Bryan, Lonza Reed, and John R. Pelphrey officiating. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 28, 1965

   
PRATER, Ballard
1917-1965
Ballard Prater, 48, died July 2, at 5:40 p.m., as a result of multiple injuries suffered when he was hit by a train at the Offutt Railway Crossing.  Born March 28, 1917, he was a son of Stella Phillips Prater and the late Sherman Prater, and had been a resident of White House all his life.  He was a veteran of World War II and a former employee of C&O Railway.  Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Faye Vanhoose, London, Ohio; one brother Clyde Prater, White House; three sisters, Mrs. Ted Spradlin and Mrs. Rebecca Boothe, White House, and Mrs. Paul Wiley, Meally. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held July 5, at 11:30 a.m., in the Enterprise Baptist Church, White House, with the Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating.  Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at White House. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-7-1965

   
PRESTON, Dollie (Dixon)
1899-1965
"Services Are Held At Sitka For Mrs. Dollie Dixon Preston, 76" Mrs. Dollie Dixon Preston, age 76, died July 15, 6:30 .m. at the Paintsville Clinic after an extended illness. Born February 18, 1899, at Sitka, she was the daughter of Isaac and Margaret May Dixon.  She had been a resident of Sitka all her life and was a member of the United Baptist church. Mrs. Preston’s husband, J. Langley Preston, proceded her in death September 14, 1964. She is survived by a son, James H. Preston, Sitka, six daughters; Agnes Stambaugh, Wittensville, Erie K. Brown, Wittensville, Iva Bailey, Catlettsburg; Hermalee Lemaster, Lexington; Dixie Vanhoose Van Lear, Mary Roberts, Paintsville. Other survivors include a brother, Erie VanHoose, Frankfort, 22 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. The funeral services took place at her home Sunday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev, Tommie Bailey and Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was at the Dixon Cemetery, Sitka, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 21, 1965

   
RATLIFF, Jessie
1965-1965
Rites held for Ratliff Infant Jessie Ratliff, one day old son of Herbert and Janis Sue Castle Ratliff, of Swamp Branch, died at the Paintsville Hospital July 28th at 1:30 p.m. Other survivors are one brother, Robert Leslie Ratliff, and one sister, Cynthia Sue Ratliff, at home. Funeral services were held Friday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ballot Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 4th, 1965

   
RICE,Lucille Esther
1889-1965
A tribute to Lucille Rice by Elizabeth Adkinson Holbrook Lucille Esther Rice, daughter of Harvey Burns and Mary Hurt Rice was born September 4, 1889, in Paintsville, Kentucky and died July 12, 1965. She was a devoted member of the First Methodist Church and was continuously active in its various departments. She was a Sunday School teacher and a pianist for many years. Her long life interest was in the church choir from which she was seldom absent, having been present the Sunday before she died. Her greatest concern was for her family. To her parents she was a devoted daughter, to the younger members a devoted counselor and friend. She spent two years at the Millersburg College for women and later entered the John C.C. Mayo College, from which she was graduated with honors in 1907. She was an active member of the Harman Station Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, a member and past president of the Delphian Society and a charter member of the Johnson Historical Society. Her "First Methodist News Column" was for many years a feature of the Paintsville Herald. Four brothers preceded her in death: Dr. Vern Rice, Colonel Heber H. Rice, Edgar P. Rice and major Martin R. Rice. Surviving are two brothers, Garland H. Rice of this city and Francis L. Rice of Pikeville, Kentucky. Miss Lucille was a unique combination of dreamer and doer who possessed a rare quality of expression and words seem to flow from her pen in rhythmic beauty. Her mind was seen to soar and "from falseness she was free." Honor, duty and virtue were her standards of conduct. She had a keen intellect and vast knowledge especially in the fields of religion, history, genealogy and literature. Her great wealth of information was further enhanced by her travels on the Continent of Europe and the near east. As a descendent of some of the most prominent families of Eastern Kentucky she was an authority of the history of the Big Sandy Valley. But her greatest happiness was to be found in conversations with her companions  whom she addressed with a cheery greeting and a friendly smile. She was always a loyal friend and her memory will be cherished with a deep affection and regard by all who were privileged to know her. A friend once said of her, "Wherever there is knowledge, wherever there is beauty, she will find a home." The Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 28, 1965

   
WARD, Eugene R.
1900-1965
Mr. Eugene R, Ward, 65, died Sunday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. in a local hospital . Born February 2, 1900 he was the son of the late Daniel W. and Stella Walker Ward. Born in Martin County he was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a retired merchant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ward a daughter, Mrs. Jean Averett of Chatham, N.J. and two sisters, Mrs. Freda Willoughby, Paintsville, and Mrs. Pauline Ramsey, Ashland. The Funeral took place July 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Burton officiating. Burial took place in the Paintsville Wells Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  7-28-1965

   
WHITT, Gertrude (Ramey)
1899-1965
Mrs. Gertrude Whitt, 66, died July 1, at 3:30 a.m. at her home at Hager Hill following an extended illness. Born January 5, 1899, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Murray Ramey, and had been a resident of Johnson County all her life.  She was an affiliate of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Sherman Whitt; three sons, John Wallace Whitt, River; Henry H. Whitt, Van Lear and William T. Whitt, Paintsville; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Edna Ray, Pikeville; Mrs. Hattie Kessinger, Paintsville; Mrs. Addie Shields, Wheelersburg, Ohio and Miss Elizabeth Whitt, Hager Hill. Other survivors include two brothers Frank Ramey, Big Rock, Va., and Tommy Ramey, Springfield, Ohio; seven sisters, Mrs. Ella Hackworth and Mrs. Goldie Jackson, Silver Lake, Ind., Mrs. Mollie Blair, Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Hattie Blanton, Chillicothe, Ohio; Mrs. Nolva Collinsworth, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Dicie Bayes, Salyersville, and Mrs. Ruby Franklin, Portsmouth, Ohio. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral home. Funeral services were conducted July 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the home, with the Rev. Otis Bowling officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch, Kentucky. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 14, 1965

   
WILLIAMS, Thelma (Picklesimer)
1907-1965
Mrs. Thelma Williams died at the age of 58, July 19, at 11:00 p.m. in a local hospital after having a brief illness.  She was born June 8, 1907 and the daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret Sturgill Picklesimer.  Born in Johnson Co., she made her residence at Van Lear.  She is survived by her husband, Houston Williams, a son, Delmar B. Williams, Ft. Bragg, N. C., six daughters, Mrs. Retha Fox, Ashland; Mrs. Ruth Hewlett, Mrs. Glena Music and Mrs. James Brown, Van Lear; Mrs. Phyllis Murphy, Warren, Mich.; and Mrs. Nancy Margaret Wells, San Antonio, Texas.  Also two brothers, Henry Picklesimer, Springfield, Ohio and Joe Picklesimer, Staffordsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Pralev, Van Lear and Mrs. Lottie Perkins of Staffordsville.  Funeral was July 23, in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Edgar Hewlett and Bill Tackett officiating.  Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in chargel. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 7-28-1965



AUGUST - 1965

BLAIR, Lloyd
1939-1965
"LLOYD "Johnnie" BLAIR RITES ARE HELD AUGUST 26" Lloyd (Johnnie) Blair, age 26, died August 22, in the Middletown, Ohio hospital, following and illness of six weeks.  The son of Rushie Blair, he was born February 18, 1939 at East Point.  A member of the United Baptist Church, he served in the U.S. Army from 1061-63.  He was employed in Middletown for the past six months. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Blair of East Point.  Funeral services were held Thursday, August 26, at the Whitaker Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Dewey Conley and Bruce Spencer officiating.  Burial took place in the Blair cemetery at Lick Fork under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD  WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1965

   
BLANTON, Andy J.
1911-1965
"DIES AUGUST 23 IN VETERANS HOSPITAL" Andy J. Blanton, 44, of Thelma, died August 23, 1:30 p.m., in the Cincinnati V. A, Hospital following an illness of two years.  Born March 18, 1911, he was the son of Clinton Blanton and Stella Patrick Blanton.  He held four distinguished medals of honor and was a disabled veteran. He was employed as a construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Edith Fraley Blanton: six sons, Andy Blanton, Jr. of Oil Springs; Arnold Blanton of Covington; Danny B. Blanton, Michael, Stoney and James Clinton of Thelma; five daughters, Mrs. Jackie Cantrell of Beattyville; Joann Blanton, Susie, Andra Lynn and Patricia Gay of Thelma;   three brothers, Virgil Blanton, of Columbus, Ohio; Clinten Blanton, Jr. of Oak Hill, Ohio; and Charles R. Blanton, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla: three sisters, Mrs. Hershel Winters and Miss Grace Blanton of Rio Grande, Ohio;  Mrs. Bob Tope, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  Funeral services were held August 26, 11:00 a.m. in the Taird St. Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. C. C. Hall officiating.  Graveside rites were held by the Paintsville Chapter of the D. A. V. at the Blanton Cemetery, Thelma.  Burial services were conducted by the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1965

   
BLANTON, Robert Paul
1930-1965
Robert Paul Blanton, 34, of Volga, died August 12, at 9:20 a.m., in the University Hospital, Lexington, with an illness of several months. Born December 30, 1930, he was the son of Haskell and Luda Jones Blanton. He served as bus driver for Flat Gap School. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Skeens Blanton, tow sons, Gary Lee13, and Lonald Randall, 5; four brothers Tommy Blanton of Fklat Gap, Jack and Kendrick Blanton of Volga; and Bill Blanton of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Roberta Blanton and Linda of Volga. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. at home, with Revs, Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-18-1965

   
BROWN, Frank Hite
1965
Frank Hite Brown, age 55, died Thursday, August 12 in an Arlington, Va. hospital of a brain tumor.  A member of the Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 AF. & AM and the Northern Virginia Consistory of the Scottish rite, he was the son of Julia Allen Brown of Somerset, and the late Wallace W. Brown.  A native of Paintsville, he had been a resident of the Washington area since 1942 and at the present made his home at 6230 Parkhill Drive, Alexandria, Virginia.  Mr. Brown was a Naval Architect with the Bureau of Ships, Dept of Navy for the past 23 years.  He graduated from Berea Academy of Berea and received his B. S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky.  He also attended the University of Cincinnati and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  An Active Mason, he was also a member of the Senior Engineer Association, Society of Aeronautical Weights, and a Registered Civil Engineer in Washington, D. C., and a member of the Culmorre Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Francis Day Brown; mother Julia Allen Brown; and one sister, Mrs. Gypsy B. Todd of Somerset.  Masonic services were held on Friday, August 13; at 7:00 p.m., Funeral services were held at 8:00 p.m. at the Everty Wheatley Funeral Home, Alexandria, Virginia, August 14.  Interment was held Monday, August 16 in the Day Cemetery, West Liberty. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-25-1965

   
BURKE, Lula (George)
1880-1965
Lula Burke, age 84, died at her home in West Van Lear, Friday, August 29, following an extended illness. Born November 13, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca Robinson George, and the wife of the late Calvin Burke. A member of the West Van Lear Church, she is survived by four sons; Howard Burke of Jeffersonville, Ind.; Green Burke of Ragland, W.Va.; Arch Burke of Tampa Fla.; one step-son Everett Burke of Allen; two daughters; Mrs. Dewey Williams of Paintsville; Mrs. Ruth Meek of West Van Lear, two step daughters; Mrs. Norma Greer of East Point; Mrs. Sophia Fairchild of Huntington, W. Va., 16 grandchildren, and 17 great- grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 23, 2:00 p.m. at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with the Revs. S.C. Honeycutt and Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial took place in the Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-25-1965

   
DANIEL, Harmon Jay
1965
"Harmon Jay Daniel, Former Herald Printer, Succumbs at Mesa, Arizona" Harmon Jay Daniel, 71, former Johnson Countian and printer with the Paintsville Herald, from 1912 until 1937, died August 26 at Mesa, Arizona. Services were held Monday, August 30, at Mesa, where Mr. Daniel and his wife, Mrs. Hazel Borders Daniel, had been making their home. Reverend George Bourn officiated at the services in Mesa, at the First Methodist Church.  Mr. Daniel was also a member of the First Methodist Church here, continuing his membership although he had moved to Cincinnati and then to Arizona. Interment was in the Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include Mrs. Daniel; two daughters, Mrs. Marie VanHoose of Mesa and Mrs. Dorothy Hale of Gardenia, California; one son, Charles W. Daniel of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Homer Daniel of Paintsville and Mitchell Daniel of Cincinnati; and four sisters, Mrs. Wireman of Cincinnati, Mrs. Myrtle Southers and Mrs. Nora DeHart, both of Ashland; and Mrs. Evelyn Staton of Baltimore, MD. Mr. Daniel was a printer at the Herald under Charlie Kirk and Sherman Gullett, leaving the newspaper after 25 years to enter business for himself, operating a grocery and post office. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT. 8, 1965

   
HALL, Lonnie
1901-1965
Lonnie Hall, 64, of Auxier, died Wednesday, August 11, 4:30 p.m. in a local hospital, after an illness of one week.  Born April 17, 1901, he was the son of the late Thomas and Martha Mollett Hall.  He was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, East Point Lodge 657 F & AM and a retired miner.  Survivers are his wife, Maggie Spears Hall, four sons, Charles Thomas Hall of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Jack Ray Hall of Louisville; and William and James Hall of Auxier; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Crowson of Seviersville, Tenn.; one brother, Jack Hall of Cleveland, Ohio; a half brother, Clyde Tackett of Paintsville; a step brother, Jess Tackett, West Van Lear; and step sister, Mrs. Phoebe Collins of South Portsmouth.  Services were held August 14, 1:00 p.m. at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. S. C, Honeycutt officiating.  Graveside rites were given by East Point Lodge 657 F & AM. at the Wells Cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD  WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 1965

   
HANNAH, Nola (Fairchilds)
1885-1965
Nola Hannah, age 79, of Staffordsville, died August 26, in a local hospital of an illness of one year. Born November 18, 1885 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Asa and Sally Rattliff Fairchilds. A member of the Freewill Baptist church se was married to the late Bill Hannah. She is survived by her two sons, Harlan and Morris Hannah of Staffordsville; three daughters, Rowie and Lizzie Hannah of Staffordsville and Mrs. Dessie Crace of Barnetts Creek; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Rock House Freewill Baptist church August 29, 10:00 a.m. with the Revs. Scott Castle, Alfred Frazier, Jr. and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery in Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 1, 1965

   
HAYES, Kimberly Ray
1965-1965
Kimberly Ray Hayes, 7 day old daughter of Raymond and Lillian VanHoose Hayes of Lowmansville, died Tuesday night, August 17, in a local hospital. She is survived by her grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Kenneth Hayes, Charlie, Ky. And Mr. And Mrs. Hollie VanHoose of Tutor, Key. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 19, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hayes of Charlie, with the Rev. Jay Preston officiating. Burial was conducted in the family cemetery, Charlie, with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-25-1965

   
HOWES, Harry C.
1965
Harry C. Howes, son of the late Millard and Mary E, Kennard Howes, died Thursday, Aug. 12, at 12:30 p.m.  in his home at 1848 Madison Street, Hollywood, Florida, at the age of 83 years.  He had been ill for four years and underwent surgery last May. He was born at Oil Springs, Ky., and all of his early life was spent in Paintsville, Ky.  He was married to the former Miss Bertha Patrick, teacher in the elementary school of Paintsville. During the “Billy” Sunday Evangelistic Campaign in Huntington, W. Va., more than fifty years ago, he made a de- [part missing] also by three grandchildren. The Family has many relatives in Eastern Kentucky including the Howes, Wells, Buckinghams, Literals, Patricks, Staffords, and others.  Mrs. Howes is a sister of Mrs. Gertrude Hoskins of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Johns-Foster Funeral Home, Tuesday, Aug 7, at 2:00 p.m. Internment in the Hollywood Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday 8 – 18 - 1965

   
HYDEN, Harold Edward
1965-1965
Harold Edward Hyden, two days old, died Friday, August 13, in a local hospital. Born August 11, in Paintsville, he was the son of Harold and Billie Carol Hyden of Wabash, Indiana.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Hyden of Hager Hill and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pack of Collista, one sister, Carol Sue Hyden. Services were held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Saturday, August 14, 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial took place in the Cumbo cemetery, West Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 18, 1965

   
JONES, Mary (Cantrell)
1882-1965
Mrs. Mary Jones, 83, died at 11:30 p.m., August 1, in the Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, from an extended illness. Born June 25, 1882, she was the daughter of the late George and Nancy Jane Salyers Cantrell.  She was a resident of West Van Lear for several years. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Jones; one son, Leek McCloud, West Van Lear; one stepson, Ova Jones, Hager Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Harrington, Ashland; four stepdaughters:  Mrs. Cova Cantrell, West Van Lear; Mrs. Emma Shell, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Deloris Varner and Mrs. Virginia Salyers, Flint, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George McCloud. Funeral services were held August 4, 2:00 p.m., at the West Van Lear Church of Christ, with the Revs. Scott Castle and Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial took place in the Hager Hill Stafford Cemetery, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 4, 1965

   
KENNARD, Sam
1914-1965
Sam Kennard, 51, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Paintsville died Aug. 29 in a Dayton hospital.  He was a construction worker and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Kennard was born June 22, 1914, in Morgan County, a son of Mrs. Maude Kennard of Paintsville and the late J. W. Kennard. He had been a resident of Dayton for 14 years. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Mrs. Gillie Trimble Kennard; three brothers, Oscar Kennard of Paintsville and J. B. and Vonnie Kennard, both of Dayton, and two sisters, Mrs. Malta Titlow and Mrs. Dolly Riffe, both of Mason, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Logville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 8, 1965

   
MARTIN, William C.
1885-1965
William C. Martin, 80, of East Point, died August 15, 12:30 p.m. in the Paintsville Clinic after an illness of three months when he suffered a stroke. Born April 28, 1885, Pike County, He was the son of Abner and Mary Jane Owens Martin. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Ora Alley Martin, one son, Jimmir Martin of Portsmouth, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Landon Tackett, East Point; three grandchildren, one brother, W. R. Martin of Malonetone and one sister Sarah Branham of Virgie. The body remained at the Preston Funeral Home until 4:00 p.m. Monday August 16 and then was removed to the Wright Funeral Home in Greenup. Funeral services were held August 17, 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Church and burial in the Mt Olive cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 18, 1965

   
MEADE, Charles Gary
1933-1965
"Dies of Leukemia"  Charles Gary Meade, 32, of Sciotoville, Ohio died in the University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, of acute leukemia. Born April 4, 1933 in Staffordsville, he was the son of the late Fred Hannible Meade and Myrtle Cantrell Frese of Lucasville, Ohio. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Cheek, two daughters, Debra Lou and Rebecca Jane, and one sister, Mrs. Connie Johnson of Sciotoville, Ohio. He was a member of the Powellsville freewill Baptist church and was employed by the Atomic Energy Plant. Funeral services were conducted at the Powellville Freewill Baptist Church, Friday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. with the Revs. Homer Nelson and Rickley Adkins officiating. Burial and graveside rites were at the Meade cemetery in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 18, 1965

   
MEADE, Charles Gary
1965
Dies of Leukemia Charles Gary Meade, 32, of Sciotoville, Ohio died in the University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, of acute leukemia. Born April 4, 1933 in Staffordsville, he was the son of the late Fred Hannible Meade and Myrtle Cantrell Frese of Lucasville, Ohio. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Cheek, two daughters, Debra Lou and Rebecca Jane, and one sister, Mrs. Connie Johnson of Sciotoville, Ohio. He was a member of the Powellsville freewill Baptist church and was employed by the Atomic Energy Plant. Funeral services were conducted at the Powellville Freewill Baptist Church, Friday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. with the Revs. Homer Nelson and Rickley Adkins officiating. Burial and graveside rites were at the Meade cemetery in Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 18, 1965

   
MEADE, Esta (Stapleton)
1909-1965
Mrs. Esta Azbill Meade, 56 died August 2 at her home in Staffordsville, of a heart attack.  Born July 19, 1909 at Red Bush she was the daughter of Hager and Lizzie Lyons Stapleton.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Mrs. Meade is survived by her husband Georgie Meade, 2 step-sons and 5 step- daughters.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Azbill. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Stapleton, and the Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Wells Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 4, 1965

   
MEADE, Esta (Stapleton)
1965
Mrs. Esta Azbill Meade, 56 died August 2 at her home in Staffordsville, of a heart attack.  Born July 19, 1909 at Red Bush she was the daughter of Hager and Lizzie Lyons Stapleton.  She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Mrs. Meade is survived by her husband Georgie Meade, 2 step-sons and 5 step- daughters.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Azbill. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Stapleton, and the Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Music was by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Burial was in the Wells Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 4, 1965

  
PERKEY, Janet (Booth)
1896-1965
Mrs. Janet Perkey, age 69, died August 29 following an illness of two weeks in the Paintsville Hospital. Born July 13, 1896 at Meally, she was the daughter of Luke and Nannie Damron Booth. A member of the Freewill Baptist Church she was married to T.J. Perkey. She is also survived by three sons, Kue Perkey of Chicago, Ill., Thomas Jr. Perkey of Wayne, Mich.; and Bill Perkey of Detroit, Mich. two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Ann Aronson of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs Beatrice McPeek pf Virgie; twenty grandchildren ;three brothers, harrison Booth of Auxier; Frank Booth of Van Lear; and Charlie Booth of Richardson. Fuenrla services were held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home August 29, with the Rev. James Sturgill officiating and the Auxier Quartet. Burial was held in the family cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  9-1-1965

  
PRESTON, Verna Louise (Cavens)
1939-1965
Verna Louise Preston, age 25, of Offutt, died at her home August 27, following a brief illness. Born December 12, 1939, she was the daughter of Sam and Beatrice Laney Cavens. She is survived by her son, Darrell Robert Ward, and daughter, Carol Ann Preston, both of Offutt; one brother, James Irvin Cavens of Offutt; four sisters, Roselle Stambaugh of Midway, Ohio; Norma Fay Bolen of War, W. Va.; and Rebecca Sue and Mintie Marie Cavens of Offutt. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 29, 1:00 p.m., at the Offutt School, with the Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery, Offutt, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT. 1, 1965

  
PRICE, Otto
1900-1965
Otto Price, born February 12, 1900, died August 9, at a Newport hospital, Newport, Ky. He was the son of the late Martin L. and Amanda Price. He is survived by his wife, Ollie Turner Price; step-son, Clarence Turner of Newport; and the following brothers and sisters; Ted Price of Paintsville; Charles Price of Wabash, Indiana; Harry Price of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Lenore Coleman, Mrs. Neva Stapleton, and Mrs. Hulda Hall of Paintsville; Mrs. Mae Johnson of Ravenswood, W.Va.; Mrs. Josephine Bailey of Wabash, Indiana; and Mrs. Julie Music of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Radell Funeral Home, Newport, August 13. Burial was held in the Evergreen Cemetery, Newport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 18, 1965

  
RATLIFF, Mary Lois (Kilburn)
1894-1965
Dies in Indiana Mrs. Mary Lois Ratliff, 70, wife of Jess Ratliff of Jacksonville, Ind., died in the Freeman County Hospital at Linton, Indiana, Sunday, Aug. 1, after a brief illness. Born in Breathitt County, Oct. 16, 1894, the daughter of the late Sim and Jane Bowen Kilburn, she was a former resident of Paintsville. A member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Ratliff was preceded in death by her first husband Harrison Osborn and her second husband Grant Anderson. Survivors include three sons, Robert Osborne, Detroit, Mich.; Witgas Osborne, San Francisco, Calif.; and Don Osborne, Chicago, Ill.; two daughters Mrs, Nellie McHenry, Jacksonville, Ind. And Mrs. Betty Pruett, Chicago, Ill. Other survivors are two brothers, Brack Kilburn of Ohio; Ollie Kilburn; Clay City and one sister Mrs. Earl Muncy of Irvine. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday August 3 in the First Methodist Church with the Rev, Jeff Burton officiating. Burial was in the Hager Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 4th, 1965

  
SPRADLIN, Frank
1893-1965
Mr. Frank Spradlin, 72 year old farmer, of Staffordsville died at his home Aug. 6, 10:50 a.m. of a stroke. Born  March 8, 1893 the son of John W. and Rosa Spradlin, he was a resident of Staffordsville all his life and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are the widow Mattie Taylor Spradlin, three daughters; Mrs. Sidney Fraley, Springfield, Va.; Mrs. Tom Stapleton, Volga, Ky.; Mrs. Homer Ledford, Winchester, Ky, and 12 grandchildren. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Bruce Wiley, Mrs. Oscar Williams, City; Mrs. Arzie Conley, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 8, at 2;00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-11-1965

  
STEPP, Matt
1903-1965
Matt Stepp, age 62, of Boons Camp, died August 13, in the Paintsville Hospital, after an illness of six weeks.  Born June 11, 1903, Deboard, he was the son of John E. Stepp and Mary E. Dowden Stepp.  A disabled miner, he is survived by three brothers, U. G. Stepp of Fort Gay. W. Va.; Everett Stepp of Pilgrim, and Ermel Stepp of Williamson, W. Va.; and two sisters; Mollie Boswell of Morton, Wash., and Alice Stanford of Boons Camp.  Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. August 16, at the Grant Stanford House with the Revs. Arthur Priest, Fred Little, and Paul Nelson officiating.  Burial was held in the Ward cemetery, Boons Camp, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 1965

  
WILBUR, Jane (Boyd)
1875-1965
Mrs.Jane Wilbur  Mrs.Jane Wilbur,89, widow of Walter Wilbur, died Monday August 2 at 7 a.m. in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born in Lawrence County, August 26,1875 the daughter of the late William Cass and Emily Justice Boyd, she had been a resident of West Van Lear for several years. Mrs. Wilbur was a member of the Mt.Olive United Baptist Church of Richardson. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J.M. Wallace of West Van Lear, 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. C.C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Richardson Family Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday August 4,1965



SEPTEMBER - 1965

ADAMS, Frances Lee
1947-1965
"FRANCES ADAMS, VAN LEAR, DIES SEPTEMBER 5" Frances Lee Adams, 18, of Van Lear, died in the Lexington Hospital, Sunday, Sept. 5, following a brief illness. Born in Johnson County January 16, 1947, she was the daughter Lee Ray and Gwennith Lemaster Adams. She is survived by sisters, Linda Kay and Gwendolyn Sue Adams and one brother, Orin Ray Adams, all of Van Lear; maternal grandparents, George and Effie Lemaster of Win, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Belva Winter of Charleston, W.Va. and step-grandfather Orin Winter. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church and interment will take place in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, September 8, 1965

   
BLAIR, Minerva
1906-1965
Minerva Blair, 58, of Van Lear died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 10:30 with an illness of several months. Born Nov. 25, 1906 and a member of the Freewill Baptist, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Plina Crace Lewis.  She was married to the late Taylor Blair, deceased August 27, 1960. Survivors are three sons, Henry Blair, of Largo, Indiana; Billy and Jerry Blair of Van Lear; two daughters, Mrs. Aline Keene and Mrs. Peggy Fyffe of Pikeville; and one brother, Eskel Lewis of Grove City, Ohio and Mrs Della Whitt, sister.  Funeral services were held at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church, Thursday, Sept. 30, with Edgar Hewlett officiating.  Burial was held in the Blair family cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6 1965

   
BLANTON, Mintie (Blair)
1902-1965
Mintie Blanton, 63, died Monday, Sept. 6 1965 at her home in Win following an extended illness. Born August 18 1902, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Louellen O'Brian Blair. A member of the United Baptist, she was married to Herbert Blanton. Survivors, including her husband are, two sons Mitchell Blanton of Win and Vaughn Blanton of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Gladys Williams of Fuget. Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Low Gap United Baptist Church with the Revs. Lonzo Reed and Millard O'Brien officiating. Enterment will be held in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of the JOnes-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.08 1965

   
COLLINS, Walker L.
1965
Walker L. Collins of Borderland, W.Va., died Sept. 28, in a Williamson, W.Va. Hospital. Born at Williamsport, Ky., he was the son of the late John Wesley and Laura Belle Penix Bowen Collins. He is survived by wife, Ethel Osborne Peters Collins and stepson, Ronald Peters of Batawia, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Allen Collins of Rt.1, Williamson, W.Va., Elias Collins, Rt.2, Delbarton, W.Va., and Jimmie Bowen of Williamsport; and one sister, Mary J. Bowen, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Two brothers, Jeff Bernard and Jay preceded him in death. A retired miner, he was a member of the Church of God, Chattaroy, W.Va. Funeral services were held at the Church of God with Rev. Jimmie Davis officiating. Burial was held in the Mt. View Memorial Gardens, Maher, W.Va. with the Ball Funeral Home of Williamson, W.Va. in charge. Pallbearers were Howard Albert J. Lawrence and Jay Collins, nephews, and Floyd Thompson, Len Davis, Jack Elliott, Coleman Farmer and Bill Meek. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB 9, 1965

   
DANIELS, Henry Asbury
1866-1965
Henry Asbury Daniels, 99, died at his home at River, September 30, 11:50 p.m., after a stroke suffered four months ago. Born March 8, 1866, at River, the son of Wyatt and Miranda Lyons Daniels, he was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Blevins Daniels, March 8, 1963. Survivors include one son, Richard (Bus) Daniels of River; two daughters, Mrs. Hobart Perry of Ashland and Mrs. Dean Walters of Prestonsburg; also, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the River United Baptist Church, with Cully Sparks and Germ Walters officiating.  Mr. Daniels grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial took place in the Daniels Cemetery at River, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 6, 1965

   
DELONG, Billy Eugene
1935-1965
Billy Eugene Delong, 29, Is Killed In Auto Accident South of Louisa Billy Eugene Delong, age 29, of Van Lear (Johns Creek) died Monday, Sept. 6, in the Louisa hospital, following an automobile accident on Route 23. Born December 16, 1935, he was the son of Willie and Virgie Adkins Delong. He was married to Bonnie Keen Delong and made his occupation as an installer for the R. & D. Aluminum Co. Including his wife he is survived by two sons, Larry and Jerry and two daughters, Sandra and Sherry, all of Van Lear; six brothers and sisters, Mrs. Donna Sue Greek of Terra Haute, Indiana; Darwell Delong of Baltimore, Md.; David, Michael, Linda and Brenda Delong of Van Lear. Funeral services were held today, 2:00 p.m., at the Philadelphia Church of Christ with the Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Van Lear with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 8, 1965

   
LESLIE, Ollie B.
1965
Ollie B. Leslie,44, of Stanville, in Floyd County, died at his home Monday, Sept. 27.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pikeville Methodist Church by the Rev. J.L. Myers and burial was in the family cemetery at Stanville.  He was the son of Mrs. Vina James Leslie of Stanville and the late Samuel E. Leslie and was employed by the Kentucky Department of Public Assistance at Paintsville.  Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hazel Leslie; a son Ollie B. Leslie, Jr., and a daughter Susan Elizabeth Leslie, both at home; two brothers, Samuel J. Leslie of Pikeville Route 1, and Alfred S. Leslie of Sharon, Ohio.  The body was taken to the home from the Justice Funeral Home at Pikeville and was taken to the church an hour before the service.  Masonic rites were held at the Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 6 1965

   
MIDDAUGH, Josie
1892-1965
Josie Middaugh, 72, died at her home in Stambaugh, September 29, 11:00 p.m. of a heart attack.  Born November 17, 1892 at Barnetts Creek, the daughter of John L. and Alice Hitchcock Middaugh, she was a member of the Church of Christ and a resident of Stambaugh for 30 years.  Survivors include three sons, Jesse H. Burchett of Portsmouth, Ohio. Orville and Julius Burhett, Jr. of Stambaugh.  One daughter, Mrs. Audry McKenzie of Van Lear and 19 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, one brother Ambrosie Middaugh of Collista.  Ond daughter, Mrs. Annie Alice Castle, preceded her in death May 24, 1965.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Stambaugh Church of Christ by the Revs. Bill Ford and Milt Blankenship.  Music was provided by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Mrs. Middaugh's grandson served as Pallbearers. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-6-1965

   
PELPHREY, Dan A.
1884-1965
Dan A Pelphrey, 81, of Nellis W.Va., died Sept. 2, in a local hospital . Born march 21, 1884 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Milton and Manda Conley Pelphrey. A member of the Chhurch of Christ and East Point Lodge 657 F. & Am., he was a retired blacksmith. He was married to the late Emma Phelps Pelphrey who died Jan. 12, 1965. He is survived by one son, Ray H. Pelphrey, of Chicago, Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Marie Blair and Mrs. Mildred Mooney of Montcoal, W. Va.; Mrs. Ruby Wells of Willamsport; Mrs. Mae Javins of Cincinnati, Ohio;Mrs. Betty Sue Spencer of Baltimore, Md. and one brother, John Pelphrey of W. Van Lear. Serivces were held Sept 4, at Johnson 7 Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet W. Va. with the Rev. Ron Roberts officiating. Burial was held in the Madison memorial Park, Madison W.Va. under the direction of the Jone-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-8-1965

   
VANHOOSE, James Wendell
1927-1965
Former Johnson Countian Dies In St. Louis James Wendell VanHoose, 38, of St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, September 20, after a brief illness. Born April 22, 1927 in Johnson Co., the son of Virgil VanHoose and the late Martha VanHoose. he had been a resident of St. Louis for 10 years. Mr. VanHoose was a veteran of World War II and was a railway employee. Survivors include his father and one brother, Donald VanHoose of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m., at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Saunders. Burial was in the Stambaugh Family Cemetery at Stambaugh, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 9-29-1965

   
WARD, Mason
1965
Mason Ward, 54, of Denver, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 10:00 p.m. in a local hospital.  A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Isaac and Hattie Selvage Ward.  Employed as a miner, he was married to Dora Spradlin Ward.  Survivors including his wife are five sons, James, Norman and Robert of Denver; Clyde Ward of Jackson, Mich.; Isaac Ward of Leander; one daughter, Jewell Ward of Denver; two sisters; Mrs. Mattie Ratliff of Paintsville and Mrs. Minnie Fairchild of Staffordsville.  Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster officiating.  Burial was held in the Spradlin Cemetery, Denver, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-15-1965

    
WILCOX, Levi
1895-1965
Levi Wilcox, 70 of Van Lear (Johns Creek), died Sept 1, 6:35 p.m. in the Lexington Hospital of an illness of one week. Born April 4, 1895, he was the son of the late Robert and Lydia Patrick Wilcox. He was employed as a miner amd was married to Reva Jane Wilcox,who survives. He is also survived by four sons, Robert Wilcox of Wabash,Indiana; Russell Wilcox of Hillsboro,Ohio; Gene Wilcox of U.S. Air Force - Far East; and Richard Wilcox of Van Lear; six daughters, Mrs.Bessie Fannin, Miss.Joan Wilcox, Miss Emma Jane Wilcox Miss Betty Joyce Wilcox, all of Van Lear; Mrs. Ruth Rice of Tucumcari N.M; and Mrs.Dorothy Lawwill of Jamestown, Ohio; brothers and sisters, John Wilcox and Dora Wilcox of Wittensville; Mrs Tavie Daniels and Mrs. Flossie VanHoose of Paintsville; Mrs. Josie McKenzie of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Delphia Ratliff of Columbus,Ohio. Funeral services were held Sept 4, 2:00 p.m. at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Heyburn officiating. Burial was held at Nippa in the family cemetery under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday September 8,1965



OCTOBER - 1965

BAYES, Rose (Wheeler)
1871-1965
Rose Wheeler Bayes, native of Johnson County died Oct. 24, in Everett, Washington. Born March 27, 1871 at Winifred, she was married to the late Mantford Bayes. The daughter of Daniel and Mary Wheeler, she is survived by a son of Everett, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. L. P. Williams, Staffordsville; Mrs. A.F. Bishop of Blaine and Mrs. W. L. Murray of San Francisco, Calif. She was the aunt of Mrs. Wiley Ward, Mrs. Bert Hall, Mrs. A. F. Pack, Mrs. M. P. Phillips, Mrs. Otta Williams, Mrs. O. I. Williams and Mr. Loy Williams, all of the area. Funeral services were held Oct 28, at Purdy and Walters Parlors. Burial was held in Everett, Washington. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 3, 1965

   
BLANTON, Henry Frank
1909-1965
"Services Held AT Low Gap for Henry F. Blanton" Henry Frank Blanton, 54, of Oil Springs, died Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m. in the Paintsville Hospital following a few days illness. Born July 11, 1909, he was the son of Hansferd and Lousina Fairchild Blanton. Employed by the State Highway Department, he is survived by his wife Lizzie Williams Blanton; four daughters, Sina Mae Blanton, Henrietta Blanton, Ruthie Lynn and Pamlia Blanton all at home, tow sons Lee Blanton of Staffordsville and Cpl. Adam Blanton stationed in Okinawa. Surviving brothers and sisters are Lasco Blanton of Dema; Obid Cecil Blanton of Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Curtis of Oil Springs and Edna Blanton of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Oct 24, 1:30 p.m. at the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was held in the Blanton Cemetery under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-27-1965

   
BLANTON, Quenton
1923-1965
Quenton Blanton, 42, died in the VA Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 4, following an illness of ten months. Born May 20, 1923, in Johnson County, he was a resident of Belaire, Ohio. He was the son of McKinley and Myrtle Adams Blanton, veteran of World War II , and made his occupation as a pipe fitter. Married to Loretta Salyer Balnton , he is also survived by one son, William M. Blanton, home, on daughter, Betty Carol Ratliff. Surviving brothers and sisters, Paul Blanton of Lucasville, Ohio, John Blanton of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Millard O’Bryan of Waverly, Ohio, Mrs. Ruby Youngquiest of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Evalee Anderson of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Fay Wheeler of Alcon, KY and Mrs. Imogene Powers of Paintsville. Paintsville Funeral Home announces that funeral services are incomplete. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-13-1965

   
BLANTON, Rose (Butcher)
1881-1965
"Rose Blanton, 84 Dies October 17 at Offutt home" Rose Blanton, 84, of Offutt died Sunday, Oct 17, 2:30 p.m. art her home following an extended illness. Born March 6, 1881, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Miranda Ward Butcher. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was married to the late John Blanton. She is survived by a son, William Blanton of Lucasville, Ohio and three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Castle of Offutt; Mrs. Manda Staggs of Thealka; and Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Paintsville. She is also survived by three brothers, Epp Newsome of Wayland; Henry Newsome and Jack Newsome. Funeral took place at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church, Williamsport, today 10:00 a.m. with Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was held in the Stambaugh Cemetery, River with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home n charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-20-1965

   
CAVINS, Nancy
1890-1965
Services Are Held At Whitehouse for Nancy Cavins Nancy Cavins, age 75, died October 24, 4:30 p.m. at her home, following an illness of four months. Born at Peach Orchard, Ky. September 16, 1890, she made her home at Meally. A member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, she is survived by her husband, Ben Cavins, two sons George Cavins of Sitka and Clarence Cavins of Tomahawk, five daughters, Betty Sparks, Sitka, Josie Price, Meally; Lizzie Williams, Sutton, W. Va.; Donna Lemaster, London, Ohio; and Goldie Laney, Belmont, Mich. She is also survived by a half brother, Jim Smith, City, 39 grandchildren and 50 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were heeld today at the Whitehouse Church with Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial took place in the Osborne Cemetery, Whitehouse under the firection of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT.27, 1965

   
DALE, Blaine
1885-1965
Mr. Blaine Dale, age 80, of Paintsville, died October 24, 7:35 in the Paintsville Clinic. Born March 14, 1885 in Johnson County, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. He was married to Susie Preston Dale.  Survivors including his wife are son, Burce Dale of Columbus, Ohio and six daughters, Ella Montgomery, Ada Spaulding, Addie Blevins, Alma Ward, Belle Ramy and Olcie Dale, all of Paintsville.  He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the home of Sissie Dale, today at 10:00 am.  Burial was held in the family cemetery, Turkey Knob, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Painsville Herald Wednesday 10-27-1965

   
DAVIS, Clista Jane
1896-1965
Miss Clista Jane Davis, 69, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio died Oct. 10, of a heart attack. Born July 26, 1896 at Chandlerville, she was the daughter of the late Marcus L. and Margaret Yates Davis. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Amanda Davis of Ashland; ten nieces and nephews; Mrs. Edith Clark, Albert Lemaster, Willie Edward Lemaster of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Louise Craycraft of Indianapolis, Ind.; Miss Clora Davis of Irvin, Ohio; Miss Dorothy Davis, Marcus E. Davis of Ashland; Earl Davis of Hamlin, W.Va.; Miss Clara Burton of Chandlerville; and Glenn Burton of Minnie. Burial was held in a West Jefferson, Ohio cemetery on October 13. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, October 20, 1965.

   
DAVIS, Virgie (Clark)
1891-1965
Virgie Davis, age 74, of Paintsville, died Monday Oct. 11 in Flint, Mich. Born Aug. 16, 1891, she was the daughter of the late J. H. and Lizzie Caudill Clark. A resident of West Main St., Paintsville for 35 years, she was a member of the Fishtrap United Baptist Church. Married to the late Emery Davis, she is survived by three sons, Glenn and Hubert Davis of Paintsville and Emery Davis of Flint, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Bill Haney and Mrs. Russell Totten of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Mildred Sosnowich of Woodbridge, N.J. She is also survived by one brother, Roy Clark of Barnetts Creek and one sister Mrs. Carrie Collins of Garrison. Funeral services were held at the South Side Freewill Baptist Church, Oct. 14, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with Don Fraley and Claude Preston officiating. Burial was held in the Ferguson-Beckelhimer Cemetery, Harold, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, October 20, 1965.

   
ESTEP, Nancy E. (Davis)
1877-1965
"Dies October 31 In Paintsville" Mrs. Nancy E. Estep, 88, of Paintsville, died Sunday, Oct. 31, at the New Hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1877, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary Powers Davis.  She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  She is preceded in death by hr husband, George Estep, who died in 1955.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Virgie Cottle and Mrs. Ora McKenzie, both of Paintsville; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with James Wallace officiating.  Burial was held in the family cemetery under the direction of th Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-3-1965

   
GRIM, Rushie May
1915-1965
Early Saturday morning Rushie May Grim, 50, Nippa, was killed as she walked along U.S. 23 about 5.7 miles north of Paintsville. She was struck by a tractor-trailer truck and was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Clinic. Born February 12, 1915 in Johnson County where she lived most of her life, she spent several years in Columbus, Ohio as an employee of Lazarus Department Store. Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Jean Conley of Columbus, Ohio and one grand- daughter, Pandora Lynn Conley. Also surviving are four brothers, Burt Grim of Van Lear, Buel Grim of Nippa, Carl Grim of Tutor Key, and Robert Grim of Ashland, one sister, Beatrice Patrick of Nippa. Funeral services were held Monday, October 4, 10:30 a.m. in the Beech Grove United Baptist Church at Stambaugh with Florida Lyons and Foster Rigsby officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY October 6 1965

   
HENSLEY, Willie B.
1965
"Rites Are Held On Tuesday For Willie Hensley" Willie B. Hensley, 67, of Paintsville died at his home following a heart attack. The son of Fielden and Druzell Howard Hensley, he was born in Magoffin County. He was a retired railroad employee. He is survived by three sons, Fred Hensley and Edd Hensley of Paintsville and William Hensley of Springfield, Ohio; four daughters, Mollie Hensley, Mrs. Lyman Daniel, Margaret Mollett and Mary Shepard, all of Paintsville; and one brother, Millard Hensley of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 12, at 2:00 p.m. at his home with Scott Castle officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville herald Wednesday 10-13-1965

   
HITCHCOCK, Charlie
1886-1965
Rites Held For Denver Resident Charlie Hitchcock, age 78, of Denver, died suddenly at his home Saturday, Oct. 2. Born November 29, 1886, he was the son of the late Daniel and Josephine Adams Hitchcock. A lifelong resident of Denver, he was a farmer and a miner. Married to Sadie Moore Hitchcock, he is also survived by two sons, Mitchell Hitchcock of Kenova, W. Va.; Beecher Hitchcock of Baltimore, Md.; and one step-son Ronnie Hitchcock; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gore of Huntington, W. Va. and one step- daughter Miss Ruby Hitchcock of Denver; and a sister, Mrs. Mintie Lowe of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held today, 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Bill Davidson officiating at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was held at Barnetts Creek in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-6-1965

   
HOLBROOK, Cynthia (Brown)
1965
Cynthia Holbrook, 91, of Red Bush, died at her home Sunday Oct. 3, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late Foster and Nancy Hill Brown, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Married to the late John R. Holbrook, she is survived by two sons, Charlie Holbrook of West Van Lear and Ed Holbrook of Red Bush; three daughters, Mrs. Pearlie Fyffe of Staffordsville; Mrs. Susan Barnes of Canton, Ohio; and Mrs. Elsie Conley of Red Bush; one brother, Hasten Brown of Columbus, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Manda Pendleton of New Boston, Ohio and Mrs. Sytha Pendleton of Mt. Sterlin, Ohio. Funeral Services were held today at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel United Baptist Church with J.T. Bailey and O.I. Williams officiating. Burial took place at the Holbrook family cemetery, Elna, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-6-1965

   
KENNARD, Gilla (Trimble)
1899-1965
Gilla Trimble Kennard, 66, died Sunday, October 24, 2:30 p.m. in a local hospital. Born January 11, 1899 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Sola Conley Trimble. A resident of Dayton, Ohio for fourteen years, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Kennard, deceased August 29, 1965. She is survived by a son, Edward Trimble of Gonzales, Texas and 1 grandchild. Surviving brothers and sisters are Paris Trimble of Barnetts Creek; James G. Trimble of Van Lear; John Trimble of Staffordsville and Mrs. Myrtle Hall of Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were held today at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, 10:00 a.m. Burial was held in the Kennard family cemetery, Logville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 27, 1965

   
LEMASTER, Forrest
1891-1965
"Forrest Lemaster Dies October 18 in V.A. Hospital" Mr. Forrest Lemaster, 74, of Paintsville, died Oct. 18, 1:55 p.m. in the V. A. Hsoptial, Huntington, W. Va. Born March 23, 1891 at Staffordsville he was the son of Elizals and Nancy Daniel Lemaster. At, 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years. In 1918 he reenlisted serving in !orld War I. He is survived by his wife, Cloie McFadden Lemaster and a sister, Ollie Smith of Batavia, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Preston Funeral Home chapel, Thursday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. with Claude Preston and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-27-1965

   
MCCARTY, Delia (Gullett)
1890-1965
Delia McCarty, 75, of Manila died October 14, at her home following an illness of ten weeks. Born August 22, 1890, in Johnson County she was the daughter of Jim and Ellen Salyer Gullett. A member of the United Baptist, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Loranzo Cantrel, died Nov 6, 1918 and second husband Clifton McCarty deceased Dec. 11, 1963. She is survived by two sons, Carl McCarty and Jimmie McCarty of Oil Springs; one daughter Mrs. Ruby Skeens of Kenova, W. VA; six grandchildren; one brother and one sister, Leck Gullett and Mrs. Thurman Cochran, both of Oil Springs. Funeral Services were held at the Low Gap United Baptist church, October 16, 11 a.m. with Buel Ferguson, Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery in Manila with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 20, 1965

   
MEADE, Beulah (Ward)
1965
Services Today For Beulah Meade Beulah Meade, 70, died Monday, October 4, 2:15, in a local hospital. The daughter of W. J. and Lou Cinda Preston Ward, she was a member of the United Baptist. Married to Nollis Meade, deceased, she is survived by four sons, Arnolis Meade of Lexington, Dr. Howard Meade of Paintsville; Charles Meade of Washington, D. C.; and Curtis Meade of Detroit Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Schweinfest of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Helen Pack of Alexandria, Va.; and Miss Margarette Meade of Paintsville. Surviving brothers are Heber Ward of Paintsville; Ted Ward of Oil Springs; and Shade Ward also of Paintsville. Funeral services were held today at 2: p.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist church. Burial was held in the Wells-Buckingham cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 6, 1965

   
MEADE, Beulah
1965
"Services Today For Beulah Meade" Beulah Meade, 70, died Monday, October 4, 2:15, in a local hospital. The daughter of W. J. and Lou Cinda Preston Ward, she was a member of the United Baptist. Married to Nollis Meade, deceased, she is survived by four sons, Arnolis Meade of Lexington, Dr. Howard Meade of Paintsville; Charles Meade of Washington, D. C.; and Curtis Meade of Detroit Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Schweinfest of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Helen Pack of Alexandria, Va.; and Miss Margarette Meade of Paintsville. Surviving brothers are Heber Ward of Paintsville; Ted Ward of Oil Springs; and Shade Ward also of Paintsville. Funeral services were held today at 2: p.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist church. Burial was held in the Wells-Buckingham cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 6, 1965

   
MOLLETTE, Elias
1869-1965
Elias Molette, 95, of Boons Camp, died Tuesday, Oct. 26 3:45 p.m. at his home. Born Dec 22, he was the son of the late Will and Elizabeth Branham Mollette. A member of the United Baptist Church since Aug 1936 he was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his first wife Martha Jane Hall Molette, and second wife Nancy Childers Mollette. He is survived by two sons Curtis Mollette of Davisport and Raymond Mollette of Welch, W. Va.; five daughters, Mrs. Mollie Bayes of Claypool, Ind.; Mrs. Pearl Childres of Huntington W. Va.; Mrs. Alta Hall of Warsaw, Ind.; Mrs Oma Willis of Kansas City, Kans.; and Mrs. Alice Smith of Boons Camp. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Rockie Crum of Deboard and one brother, Joe Mollette also of Deboard. Funeral services were held Oct. 28 11:00 a.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill and Emmitt Crum officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 3, 1965

   
MOSSMAN, Henry
1887-1965
Henry Mossman, 78 of 83 Maple St., Paintsville, died Oct. 27, 1:00 a.m. in a local hospital, following an illness of three weeks. Born Oct. 20, 1887 in Indiana, he was the son of the late Augustus V. and Virginia Anderson Mossman. A member of the Catholic Church, he was first married to Elizabeth Lasher Mossman, deceased. He is survived by his wife Mary Jasper Mossman, two daughters Mrs. Lrean Loeffler of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Venita Mackey of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Cletus Mossman of Cambridge, Ohio and Kenneth Mossman of Indianapolis, Ind. Surviving sisters are Cleo Raber of Harrisburg, Ill; Mrs. Madaline DeRose of South Bend, Ind, and Mrs. Minnie Baggot of Harrisburg, Ill. Funeral services were held Oct. 29, 9:00 a.m. in the Our Lady of the Mountain Church with Joseph J. Dunne officiating. Interment was held in the Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. Under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-3-1965

   
PICKLESIMER, Kendrick E. (Bug)
1965
Kendrick E. (Bug) Picklesimer, 85, of Seymour, Ind. died, two hours following a heart attack at the Seymour Hospital in Seymour, Ind. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Dr. F. M. Picklesimer and Jennie Sublett Picklesimer. A member of the N. Vernon, Ind. Nazarine Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Clay Picklesimer in 1959. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Bedell of N. Vernon, Ind; and Mrs. Jessie Stafford of Springfield, Ohio; two sons Harry Picklesimer of N. Vernon, Ind. and Clay Picklesimer of Franklin, Ind;  18 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren; three sister-in-laws, Mrs. Homer Picklesimer, Sr. of Volga, Mrs. Galen Picklesimer of Ashland, and Mrs. John Pickelesimer of Meally. Funeral services were held at the Nazarine church with the Rev. Wilson, officiating. Burial was held in the Vernon Cemetery with the David Funeral Home of N. Vernon, Ind. in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 20, 1965

   
PRESTON, Elijah
1883-1965
Mr. Eligah Preston, 82, died October 22, 9:45 a.m. in the Paintsville Clinic following an illness of two weeks. Born June 6, 1883, he was the son of S. G. and Cindy Brown Preston. A resident of River, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, Thursa Burton Preston, a son, Mitchell Preston of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Foster Scarberry of Nippa and Mrs. John Centers of Thealka, and one sister, Julia Daniels of Ripley, Ohio. Funeral services were held October 24, 11:00 a.m. at the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist church with Millard Vanhoose, Claude Preston and Charles Stapleton officiating, and Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was held in the Sycamore cemetery, Nippa, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 27, 1965

   
REDFORD, Mandy (Ward)
1889-1965
Dies October 13 In Paintsville Mandy Redford. 76, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, in a local hospital, following a brief illness. Born Sept. 12, 1889, she was the daughter if the late David & Rennie Ward. She was married to Mont Redford and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors including her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Willie Spencer of Thealka; two sons, Lige and Johnny Redford of Paintsville; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters are Mrs. Emma Dutton of Boons Camp’ Glen Ward of Baltimore, Md; and Bud Ward of McDowell. Funeral services was held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Oct. 15, with Claude Preston and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was held in the Offutt cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 20, 1965

   
RICE, Norman Ray
1901-1965
Norman Ray Rice, 64, died at his Denver home Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 a.m. The son of the late George W. and Sarah C. Blanton Rice, he was born Feb. 26, 1901. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, he was employed as a salesman. He is survived by two brothers, Alger Rice of West Van Lear and Archie Rice of Denver. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist church with John G. Sammons and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was held in the Rice family cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 20, 1965

   
ROBINSON, William D.
1893-1965
William D. Robinson, better known as “Uncle Bill”, died Oct. 27, 11:00 p.m. in a local hospital. 71 years of age, he was born Nov. 8, 1893. A resident of Auxier, he was the son of the late Jim Henry and Rodah Brown Robinson. He was married to the late Martha Baldridge Robinson and was a retired miner. He is survived by two sons, Cecil Robinson of Auxier and Charles C. Robinson of Indianapolis, Ind.; five daughters, Miss Ruby Robinson and Virginia of Auxier, Miss Pauline Robinson and Mrs. Ruth Connors of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Oma Rowland of Ashland. He is also survived by one sister Mrs. Norma Sturgill of Thealka. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 31, 2:00 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church with S.C. Honeycutt and Robert L. Shockey officiating. Burial was held in the Music cemetery, Auxier, with the James Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Nov. 3 1965

   
TACKETT, Henry
1909-1965
Henry Tackett, age 56, of Main St. Paintsville, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. in a local hospital.  Born June 16, 1909, he was the son of Chat Tackett and the late Nola Howard Tackett.  Born in Magoffin County, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  A bus driver for the Paintsville Bus Lines and a minister, he was married to Fannie Ward Tackett.  Survivors including his wife are two sons, William A. Tackett of Long Beach, Calif. and Thurman Tackett of Paintsville.  He is also survived by four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; McKinley Tackett of Chillicothe, Ohio; Neil and Arlie Tackett of Waverly, Ohio; Cecil Tackett of Paintsville; and Mrs. Bessie Moore of Chillicothe, Ohio.  Funeral services were held Sunday, October 31, 10:30 a.m. at the Vine Street Enterprise Baptist Church with Hubert Davis, Bob Blanton, and John Frank Ratliff officiating.  Interment was held at the Paintsville Town cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-3-1965

   
TACKETT, Rebecca (Stafford)
1943-1965
Rebecca Tackett, age 22, died Monday, October 11, 1:10 a.m. in a Pikeville hospital following an automobile accident.  Born September 6, 1943, in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Carmie Johnson Stafford.  A resident of Pikeville for one month, she is survived by her husband, Denvil Lee Tackett.  She is also survived by three sisters. Mrs. Hattie Banks of Letcher; Mrs. Rosetta Bowens of Inez; and Mrs. Evelyn Sue Auxier of East Point; two brothers, Richard and Gary Landon Stafford of Inez.  Funeral services were held today at 1:30 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ with the Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiating.  Burial was held in the Tackett family cemetery.  East Point (Lick Ford), with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-13-1965

   
VANHOOSE, Dennis
1906-1965
VanHoose, Dennis, 59, of Stafford Addition, Paintsville, died Oct. 26, in a local hospital. Born March 6, 1906, he was the son of Charlie B. and Sarah Castle VanHoose. A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, he was married to Edna Stapleton VanHoose, and a retired merchant. Surviving including his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Adkins of Paintsville; one grandson, Dennis Earl Adkins; one brother Claude VanHoose of Stambaugh and two sisters, Mrs. Chattie Estes of Troy, Ohio and Mrs. Eula Stambaugh of Nippa. Funeral services were held Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m. at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa with Burch Daniel, Claude Preston, Millard VanHoose officiating, and the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was held in the Charlie B. VanHoose cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bromley Patton, Frelan Bradbury, Edward Hazelett, Howard Hughes, Jim Williams, and Louie Rothchild. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 11-3-1965

   
WALTERS, John E.
1887-1965
John E.Walters 78,died October 9, 3:30 a.m in the New Hospital after illness of two weeks. Born June 11, 1887 at Williamsport, the son of John and Nannie Preston Walters, He had been a resident of Williamsport all his life and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His first wife, Clara Fields Walters died July 2,1958. Survivors include the widow, Starle Butcher Walters, two sons, Estill Walters, Mullins, W Va and Calvin Walters, Williamsport, four daughters, Ruby Miller, Hitchens; Mabel  Ward, River; Ruth Hatfield, Akron, Ohio; Nannie Ward, Williamsport; 34 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Other survivors are three brothers, Lafe Walters, Delbarton, W.Va; Wellington Walters, Williamsport; Charlie Walters, Grundy, Va and two sisters, Lizzie Williams, Williamsport   and Martha Preston, Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. in the Old Friendship  United Baptist Church at Williamsport, with Earl Muney, Glen Arrowood, and Nim Sturgill Officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport under the direction of the  Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 13,1965



NOVEMBER - 1965



  
ADKINS, Jerry
1884-1965
Jerry Adkins, 81, died November 25, 8:00 a.m. at his home in Paintsville, from a heart condition. Born February 8, 1884, at Alliance, Ky., he was the son of John and Louise Elswick Adkins. A member of the Church of Christ, he was married to Betty Parson Adkins, deceased June 11, 1958. He is survived by the following daughters:  Mrs. Essie Fairchild and Mrs. Elsie Booth, of West Van Lear; Mrs. Bess Daniel, Mrs. Goldia Swain, Mrs. Virginia Hoskins and Mrs. Elizabeth Dills of Paintsville and Mrs. Betty McKenzie of Circleville, Ohio. Also surviving brothers and sisters are as follows:  Sam Adkins of Amba; Iva Lee Hamilton of Amba; Bertha Hamilton of Morehead and Nora Robinson of Pikeville.  Also 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, 11:00 a.m. at the Hammond Church of Christ with Roy Hall officiating. Burial was held in the Adkins cemetery, Hammond, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY December 1, 1965

   
BLAIR, Mrs. Otto (Bayes)
1928-1965
Mrs. Otto Blair, 37, died last week from a skull fracture received in an automobile accident two miles east of Findlay at State Route 568 and County Road 236, Vanlue, Ohio.  Born March 30, 1928 at Swamp Branch, she was the daughter of Floyd and Ossie Bayes.  Surviving are the husband and daughters, Patsy, Judie and Sharon and sons Garry, Jerry and Jeffery, all at home, sisters, Mrs. Victor (Irma) Conley, rural Upper Sandusky; Mrs. Edsol (Christine) Higgins, Fulton, Mich;  Mrs. Hobart (Maxine) Wright, Lafayette, Ohio, and Mrs. Steve (Mary) Evans, Battle Creek, Mich; brothers, Floyd, with the U.S. Air Force enroute to Vietnam, and Frank, Vickksburg, Mich; and her parents at Fulton, Mich.  Mrs. Blair was a member of the United Baptist Church. Services were held November 14, at the church with the burial in Zion Bloom cemetery near Vanlue. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 17 1965

    
BLEVINS, Donald L.
1910-1965
 Auto Accident In Ohio Is Fatal To Donald Blevins Donald L. Blevins, 55, died Friday, November 12, 1965 near Delaware, Ohio, From an auto accident. Born January 20, 1910, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Clell and Pearl Blevins. A resident of Waverly, Ohio, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, veteran of W.W. ll and was employed with the Ranco Corp. Survivors including his wife, Martha Crislip Blevins are three daughters, Rowena, Ramona and Yvonne Blevins Waverly, Ohio;  three sons, Michael, Mark and Matthew Blevins of Waverly, Ohio; and a half sister, Mrs Mae Dixon of Portsmouth Ohio. Funeral services were held November 14, 2:00 p.m. at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Elmer Moore and Clark Ward officating. Burial was held in the Jayne cemetery, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Graveside rites were given by D.A.V. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-17-1965

    
BURCHETT, Oscar
1881-1966
Oscar Burchett, 83, died Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m. at his home in Stambaugh. Born December 1, 1881, he was the son of Landrom and Angie Lyon Burchett. A member of the United Baptist church since Feb. 17, 1901, he was married to Julia Daniels Burchett, who died Sept. 19, 1953. Survivors including two sons, Delmar and Delbert Burchett of Stambaugh are a sister, Millie Sherman of Thealka; two brothers, Proctor Burchett of Stambaugh and Julius Burchett of Lowmansville; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 18, 11:00 a.m. at the Locust Grove U.B. church with Foster Rigsby, Charlie Hackney, and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was held in the Burchett cemetery, Stambaugh with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 24, 1965

   
CASTLE, Bertha (Scarberry)
1886-1965
Mrs. Bertha Castle, 79, died in the Southern Hills Hospital, Portsmouth, Ohio, November 28, 2:55 p.m.  A resident of Lowmansville, she was born March 4, 1886 at Nippa, and the daughter of Henry and Lena Castle  Scarberry.   A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, she was married to Amos Castle, deceased May 7, 1950.  She is survived by five daughters, Monnie Preston of Lowmansville; Millie Sadler of Nippa; Edna Hampton of  Canton, Ohio; Envie Chandler of Beaver, Ohio; and Zelma Rapp of Waverly, Ohio; two sons, Mitchell Castle of  South Shore, KY., and Amos Castle, Jr. of Astabulia, Ohio. Also three brothers, Malcolm Scarberry of Martin; Foster Scarberry of Nippa; Alfred Scarberry of Lowmansville;  and 34 grandchildren.   Funeral services were held December 1, 11:00 a.m. at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Claude  Preston and Millard VanHoose officiating and the Tom's Creek Quartet. Burial was held in the Sycamore Cemetery, Nippa under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. NOTE: This cemetery is also known as the Clark Castle Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, December 8, 1965

   
CRIDER, Tammy Lee
1905-1965
Crider Infant Is Interred At Staffordsville Tammy Lee Crider, 4 day old daughter of Richard and Latona Blevins Crider, died November 14, 1;45 A.M. in a local hospital. Born Nov. 10, 1905, the grandparents are Mr And Mrs. James Crider of Staffordsville and Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Blevins, Jr. of Wittensville. Funeral services were held November 15, 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Claude Preston officiating. Burial took place in a Staffordsville cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-17-1965

   
DANIEL, Stella M. (Green)
1885-1965
Stella Mae Daniel, 80, died Sunday, November 14, at 9:20 a.m., in a Clarksville, Indiana, hospital. Born September 8, 1885, in Lawrence County, she made her residence at Charley, Ky. The daughter of the late Jim and Martha Brown Green, she was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Garfield Daniel; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Eddings of Clarksville, Ind.; and six sons, Leslie Daniel of Springfield, Ohio; Edgar and Hershell Daniel of Urbana, Ohio; Walter Daniel of Nippa; Carl Daniel of Elizabethtown, Ind.; and Ray Daniel of New Albany, Ind. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, 11:00 a.m., at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church, with Flem Arrowood officiating. Interment was held in the Daniel family cemetery, Kerz, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 17, 1965

   
DAVIS, Glennie
1876-1965
Glennie Davis, 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6:00 p.m. at her home following an extended illness. A resident of Davis Branch, Paintsville, she was born August 16, 1876 in Lawrence County. The daughter of the late Hayden and Mary Borders Childres, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married to the late Henry Roscoe Davis, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1937. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rhuie Barber of Paintsville and three sons, Clarence, Henry Roscoe, Jr., and Bernard Davis, all of Paintsville. Also 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters are; Frank and Harman Childres, of Richardson, Ky.; Mrs. Murdie Davis of Richardson, and Mrs. Grace Preston of Princeton, W. Va. Funeral services were held Nov. 6, 1:00 p.m. at her home with Tom Sammons, Elzie Banks and Tommy Dalton officiating. Burial was held in the Davis Family Cemetery, Davis Branch under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, November 10, 1965

   
FAIRCHILD, Walter
1892-1965
Walter Fairchild, 73, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, November 14, 5:00 p.m., in a local hospital. Born November 3,1892, he was the son of the late John and Rosa Horn Fairchild. A veteran of W.W. I and a farmer, he was married to the late Laura Exer Fairchild, deceased, 1963. He is survived by one son, Elmer Fairchild of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and the following brother and sisters:  Kirk Fairchild of Monticello, Ky.; Mrs. Ada Blair and Mrs. Gypsie Conley of Collista; and Mrs. Mary Jane Pratt of East Point. Funeral services were held yesterday, November 16, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church, with Claude Preston and Charlie Lemaster officiating. Interment was held in the Conley Cemetery, Hager Hill, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 17, 1965

   
O'BRYAN, Clyde
1902-1965
Clyde O'Bryan, age, 63, of Mansfield, Ohio died Nov.6 1965, 2:00 in Mansfield, Ohio. The son of the late Felty and Belle (Pennington) O'Bryan, he was born JAnuary 16 1902 in Elliott County. A member of the Van Lear Lodge 885 F & AM, he was employed with the Maintenance Dept. Fisher Body Co. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Blankenship O'Bryan, and one daughter, Mrs Betty Jean Conley of Ashland. Also the following brothers and sisters; John O'Bryan of Mansfield, Ohio, Alonzo O'Bryan of Meally, Lonnie and Jimmy O'Bryan of Ypsilanti, Michian, Clarence O'Bryan of Paintsville; Mrs. Ruth Paige, Hobart, Indiana, Mrs. Roberta Preston of West Van Lear, Mrs. Bertha Daniel of Lowmansville, Mrs. Lora Alice Lemaster and Mrs. Faye Holbrook of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held in the Highland Memorial PArk, Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Graveside rites were given by the Van Lear Lodge 885 F.& AM. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.10 1965

   
PACK, Rebecca (Murray)
1883-1965
"Rites are Held on November 25 for Rebecca Pack Rebecca Pack, of Lowmansville, 82, died November 23, 4:40 a.m. at the Paintsville Hospital. Born October 5, 1883 at Lowmansville, she was the daughter of Samuel and Virginia Spencer Murray. A member of the United Baptist church, she is survived by her husband, Henry Pack. Also surviving are one son, Hershell Pack of Lowmansville; two daughters, Mrs. Ola Arrowood of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Mrs. Ruth Smith of Phoenix, Arizona. She is also survived by two sisters, Fannie Williams of Catlettsburg and Vina Borders, of Lowmansville; 10 grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at the Lowmansville United Baptist church with Lonza Reed and Flordia Lyons officiating. Interment was held in the Murray cemetery, Lowmansville, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 1, 1965

   
ROBINSON, Basocm J.
1889-1965
Bascom J. Robinson, 76, died Tuesday, November 16, at his home, East Point. Born August 4, 1889, he was the son of the late William James and Rebecca Music Robinson. A member of the D.A.V. 18 and of the Man Of War Post American Legion of Lexington, he was a retired merchant. Survivors including his wife, Larue Music are one daughter, Mrs. Calvin Gray, of East Point and two granddaughters, Rosemary Gray and Julianne Gray of East Point. Also the following brothers and sisters; Earnest Robinson of East Point; Arthur Robinson of Mishwaka, Ind.; Mrs. Anna Fitchpatrick of Lorain, Ohio; Mrs. Dalpha Rice and Mrs. Alma Baldridge of East Point; Mrs. Emma Jones of Sun City Center, Fla.; and Mrs. Effie Watkins of Pataskala, Ohio. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, November 18, at the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be held at East Point in the Robinson family cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 17, 1965

   
SHORT, Leonard
1893-1965
Leonard Short, prominent Paintsville businessman and lifelong resident of Johnson County, died here Friday, November 17, at the age of 72. Mr. Short had operated a store in Paintsville for many years prior to his retirement in 1958.  He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens National Bank, a post he held since January, 1958. Born July 10, 1893, he was the son of the late Fred and Louisa Akers Short.  He is survived by his wife, Edna Roberts Short, a daughter, Mrs. David S. Jones of Paintsville, and a granddaughter, Sara Louise Jones. Also surviving are three brothers, William and Custer Short of Meally and Ed Short of Ashland, and four sisters, Mrs. Leonard Webb of Paintsville, Mrs. Carl Powers of Meally, Mrs. Bill Lewis of Baltimore, and Mrs. Abe Music of West Van Lear. Services were held Sunday at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Burton officiating.  Burial was at Staffordsville, where graveside rites were conducted by Paintsville Lodge 381 F. & AM, of which he was a member. Pallbearers included Clarence Cooper, Jess Songer, C. C. Williams, Malcolm Shearer, Dr. Joe Conley, Thomas Pittman, Robert Montgomery, Paul Martin Stafford and John E. Cooper. The directors of Citizens National Bank were honorary pallbearers. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 24, 1965

   
SKAGGS, Eldon
1940-1965
"Johnson Countian Dies in Ashland After Accident" Eldon Skaggs, 25, of Ashland died Nov 4, 1965 2:30pm at the Our Lady of Belleforte, Ashland. He was fatally injured when struck by a truck while crossing a highway on his way to work. Born July 30, 1940, in Johnson Co. he was the son of Lafe Skaggs and Lexie Bailey Skaggs, deceased November 25, 1961. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors including his father, his wife, Patty Ann Rice Skaggs, one brother, Bronell Skaggs of Painsville and a sister, Leatrice Bailey of Belibrook, Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov 7, 1965 at 11:00a.m. at the Sitka Free Will Baptist Chuch with Ellis Hanmilton, C. C. Hall, Clavus Adkins, and Emory Ferguson officiating and the Toms Creek Quartet. Interment was held in the Rice cemetery at Sitka with the Preston Funeral Home in charge.  Pallbearers were Donald Ross, Jim Fannin, Wade Bailey, Dennis Stanley, Leon Wheeler and Keith Lemaster. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Nov.10 1965

   
SLONE, Jemina (Bevins)
1877-1965
Jemima Bevins Slone, 88, died November 18, 1965, 4:55 a.m. at the Paintsville Clinic.  Born October 14, 1877, at Lowmansville, she was the daughter of Robert and Martha Borders Castle. A resident of Paintsville, she was a member of the United Baptist Church for 75 years.  She was first married to George Bevins, deceased 1916 and her second marriage was Daniel Slone, sho deceased 1938. She is survived by one step-daughter, Alice Scarberry of Ashland; son, Grover Bevins of Rt. 1, Louisa; and a step-son Harkless Slone of Ulysses, Ky.  Also surving are two sisters, Martha Bevins, Rt. 1, Louisa and Rose Brown of Lowmanville. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 20, 1965, at the Lowmansville United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill, Emem Arrowood and O.I.Williams officiating. Burial was held in the Bevins cemetery, Rt. 1, Louisa with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Nov.24 1965

   
STAMBAUGH, Rebecca (Lemaster)
1890-1965
Mrs. Rebecca Stambaugh, 75 died November 8, at her home in Sitka. Born April 12, 1890 at Flat Gap, she was the daughter of John and Malissie Salyer Lemaster. A member of the Church of Christ she was married to Sam Stambaugh who died in 1933. She is survived by six daughters, Myrtle Salyer of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Clista Church of Ironton, Ohio; Goldia Stambaugh and Imogene Brown of Sitka; Mary Albright, of Columbus, Ohio; and Lizzie Castle of Wharton, W. Va; four sons, Hobert, Ephriam, John and Ray Stambaugh all of Sitka. Also surviving are one sister, Esta Estep of Sitka; three brothers, Cellie, Lemaster and Clyde lemaster of Sitka and Ely Lemaster of Staffordsville; 48 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday Nov. 10, 2:00 p.m. at her home with Bruce Daniels, Ellis Hamilton, and Charles Stapleton officiating. Interment was held at the Stambaugh cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-17-1965

   
WARD, Suzie
1965
Suzie Ward, 72, Depot Rd., Paintsville, died at her home, Nov. 20, 8:00 a.m.  The daughter of Samp Ward, she was a member of the United Baptist Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Gypsie Timberlake of Louisville; two sons, Raymond A. Ward and Dewey Ward of Paintsville; and one brother, Elisha Ward of Thelma.  Funeral services were held Monday, November 22, 11:00 a.m. at the home with Scott Castle officiating.  Interment was held at Nippa in the Meadows Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. P H Wed-11-24-1965

   
WILLIAMS, Dora (Wheeler)
1877-1965
Dora Williams, 87, of Staffordsville, died November 12, 3:30 p.m., at the home of her son, Loy Williams. Born November 20 1877, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Salyer Wheeler. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was married to Luke Williams, deceased 1955. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. F. R. Shepherd of Ashland and Mrs. Shelby Fyffe of Blaine; eight sons, Henry Williams of Huntington, W. Va.; Herbert Williams of Claremore, Oklahoma; O. I. Williams of Paintsville; Loy Williams of Staffordsville; Odil Williams of Ashland; Russell Williams of Lexington; Wayne Williams of Ceredo, W. Va., and Hood Williams of Huntington, W. Va. Also two sisters, Mrs. Nan Murray of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Sarah Bishop of Blaine; 34 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 14, 1:00 p.m. at the Paintsville United Baptist Church, with Tommie Bailey and F. F. Rigsby officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 17, 1965

   
WRIGHT, Leona (Burke)
1892-1965
Mrs. Leona Wright, 73, died November 13, 12:30 p.m., at the Castle Fork Rest Home following an illness of two months. Born March 27, 1892, she was the daughter of George W. and Lurinda Blancet Burke. A resident of West Van Lear for 20 years, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bud Wright, and three sisters, Mima Salyer of West Van Lear, Eva Burke of Leander, and Lydia Blair of Collista. Funeral services were held November 15, 11:00 a.m., at the Free Will Baptist Church, 3rd Street, with Claude Preston and Scott Castle officiating, and the Paintsville Quartet. Burial took place in the Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 17, 1965


  

DECEMBER - 1965


ARMS, Daniel
1906-1965
Daniel Arms, 59, of W. Van Lear died December 20, 3:15 pm from a heart attack Born September 9, 1906 at Denver, he was the son of William and Lizia Conley Arms. An employee of the C & O Railroad, he was married to Minnie Arms, who survives. Also surviving  are three sons, Howard Arms of Fort Eustis, Virginia; Richard Arms of Vietnam and Roy Melvin Arms of the U.S. Army, Germany; four daughters, Hellen Virginia Arms of W. Van Lear; Dorothy Sue Hatton of Winchester, Martha Jane Caudill of Warsaw, Indiana and Shirley Tackett also of Warsaw, Ind; and 11 grandchildren. Also a brother, Elbert Arms of Riceville, and a sister, Sarah Jane Blair of W. Van Lear. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 25, 2:00p.m. At the W. Van Lear Missionary Baptist church with Johnnie Sammons and Scott Castle officiating. Interment was held in the Evans cemetery, Hager Hill under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.  The nephews served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-5-1966

   
BENNETT, C. A.
1905-1965
O.V. Bennett, 60, of 100 Pine Street, Paintsville, died Friday, Dec. 24, at the King's Daughter Hospital, Ashland.  Born at Lewisburg, W. VA., March 18, 1905, he was the son of the late Robert Dickson and Sarah Margaret Conner Bennett.  A resident of Paintsville for 20 years, he was a member of the Presbyterian church.  A landscape foreman for the C&O Railway, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Garrett Soard Bennett. PAINTSVILLE HERALD  WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5 1966

   
CALAHAN, Lora Alice (Salyer)
1875-1965
"Resident, Dies December 10 in Ohio" Lora Alice Calahan, 90, of Richwood, Ohio, died Friday, December 10, 8:40 p.m., following an illness of two and a half years.  A native of Johnson County and a member of the Johnson County Baptist Church she was born October 9, 1875 at Volga and was the daughter of Logan and Lourania McKenzie Salyer.  She was first married to James Monroe Salyer, who died September  9, 1941 and later married Charles Calahan who died August 1955.  She is survived by three sons, Virgil Salyer or Richwood, Ohio; Jessie Salyer or Waldo, Ohio; and Mitchel Salyer of Auburn, Ind; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Collins of Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Bessie Merryman of Richwood, Ohio; Mrs. Lora Streeter, Richwood, Ohio; and Mrs. Zula Castle of Cleveland, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Harris of Cincinnati; 24 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren and 35 great-great grandchildren.  One son Kendrick Salyer, deceased December 28, 1964.  Also she is survived by one sister, Carrie Wireman of Wayland, Ky; and two brothers, Rawleigh Salyer of Circleville, Ohio and Foster Salyer of Wayland.  Three brothers and sisters deceased.  Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, 2:00 p.m. at the Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, Ohio.  Interment was held at the Price cemetery near Richwood. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15 1965

   
COLVIN, Fannie Mae (Trimble)
1904-1965
Fannie Mae Colvin, 61, of Wittensville died Friday, December 3 1965, a.m. in a local hospital. Born August 10 1904, she was the daughter of Cora Webb Trimble and the late Shell Trimble. A member of the United Baptist Church, she is survived by her husband, Charlie Colvin. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Preston and Mrs. Joan Meadows of Wittensville; a son Gerald Colvin of Wittensville; and the following sisters, Mrs. Dixie Estep of Barnetts Creek; Mrs. Miranda Overly of Dayton, Ohio; and Mrs. Lora Cantrell of Tutor Key; and one brother, John Powell Trimble, Maysville, Ky. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5, 1:30 p.m. at the Paintsville United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill, Foster Rigsby, Prater Blair and Lonza Reed officiating. Interment was held at the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville under the arrangements of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.08 1965

   
CONLEY, Dennie
1911-1965
Dennie Conley Dies in Hospital Dennie Conley, 53, died on December 20, in a local hospital following a heart attack. Born May 25, 1911, he was the son of Boyd and Lula Blanton Conley of Oil Springs. He had been a resident of Oil Springs all his life and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Mr. Conley was a car salesman at Brown Auto Sales. He is survived by his wife, Margie Blanton Conley and four sons, Michael and Winifrey Boyd of Oil Springs; Howard Conley, Marengo, Ohio and Connie Conley of Fort Hood, Texas; and three grandchildren. Other survivors include four brothers, Ted, Marion, Ohio; Melvin, Clyde and Orville of Oil Springs; five sisters, Mrs. Dixie Cornwell, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Mae Litteral, Oil Springs; Mrs. Jeane Rice, Baltimore, Maryland; Mrs. Katherine Harding, Lexington, Kentucky. Funeral services were held in the Free Will Baptist Church, Salyersville, on December 22. Burial was in the Litteral cemetery at Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 6, 1965

  
CONLEY, Ervin
1889-1965
Ervin Conley, 76, of Van Lear died Friday, December 3, in a local hospital. The son of the late Burns and Rebecca Preston Conley, he was born November 11, 1889 in Johnson County. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. No. 293 Prestonsburg and a retired miner. He was married to late Minnie Conley, deceased June 26, 1961. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emma Jean Campbel of Water Gap, a son, Billy Eugene Conley of Van Lear, and one brother and sister, Mrs. Maggie Kestner of Carmarjo, Il. and Smith Conley of Water Gap. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 6, 1:00 p.m. at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Russell Pack officiating. Burial was held in the Music cemetery, Hager Hill with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Dec. 15 1965

   
CRISLIP, Samantha (Lemaster)
1893-1965
Mrs. Samantha Crislip, 71, died December 19 in a local hospital after an illness of one month. Born August 23, 1893, she was the daughter of Manford and Minerva Hitchcock Lemaster. She had been a resident of Sitka for thirty-two years. She is survived by her husband Freddie Crislip wheom she married December 28, 1949. Other surviviors include three step-daughters, Olive Mae Ross, Sunberry, Ohio; Edna Faye Grim, Norfolk, Virginia; and Malta I Ross, Galena, Ohio’ nineteen step grandchildren and three great step chidren. Also surviving are two brothers Roy Lemaster, Nippa; Plennie Lemaster, Colista and Mrs. Lundie Murray of Sitka. Funeral Services were conducted at the Kerz Enterprise Church on December 21 with the Revs. Bruce Danile and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Murray Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-6-1965


    
DANIELS, Frank
1894-1965
Frank Daniels, 71, of Tutor Key, died December 6, 9:25 p.m., at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Born April 12, 1894, he was the son of James M. and Margaret Daniels. A member of the United Baptist Church, he was a veteran of W.W. I and assistant postmaster at the Tutor Key post office. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Boyd Daniels. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Ward, Buddy Sellards, Ben Albert Boyd, Roger Short, Eugene Short and Larry Delong. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Toms Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key, with Arnold Reed and Everett Slone officiating. Burial was held in the Dan Gambill Cemetery, Thelma, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 15, 1965

  
GAMBILL, Lawrence E.
1912-1965
Rites Are Held For Lawrence Gambill Lawrence E. Gambill, 62, of Inez Rd., Paintsville, died December 3, 12:15 p.m. at his home. Born April 24, 1912 at Van Lear, he was the son of L. C. charge. Gambill and Omie Dragoo Gambill. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and an electrician. He was married to Violet Painter Gambill, who survives. Other survivors are six daughters, Naomi Barron of Hammond, Ind.; Francis Cooper of Butler; Sally N. Gamboe of Paintsville; Eileen Castle of Dayton, Ohio, Jean Ealey of Dayton, Ohio, and Mildred Irene Gambill of San Antonio, Texas; one son, Earl R. Gambill of San Francisco, Calif., U.S. Army; and 19 grandchildren. Also the following brothers and sisters, Benny Gambill of Lovelande, Ohio; Earl Gambill of Daytona, Fla.; Hubert Gambill of Huntington, W. Va.; Frank Gambill of Cincinnati, Ohio; Marvin Gambill of Cincinnati, Ohio, and MRs. Eula Randell of Daytona, Fla. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 6, 2:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church, Thealka with C. C. Hall and Don Fraley officiating and the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, 12-8-1965

   
GRIM, Arnold
1914-1965
Arnold Grim, 51, of South Charleston, Ohio died Sunday December 26, 1965 in the Mercy Hospital following a brief ill- ness. The son of the late Foster and Norma Hargus Grim, he was born October 5, 1914 in Johnson County. A resident of South Charles- ton, Ohio for three years, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. An employee of the International Harvester Co., he is survived by his wife, Flossie Van- Hoose Grim. Also surviving are the following sons, Ronald Lee Grim, Larry Gene Grim, Gary Dean Grim, Wendell Grim and Glen dell Grim, all of South Charles- ton, Ohio. Also two brothers, John Odis Grim of Carpenter, Ohio and Leontas Grim of Sitka; three sisters, Mrs. Estes Parks and Mrts. Fannie Marie Nelson of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Mrs. Mary Ellen Kindberg of Wyandotte, Mich. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist church with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Interment was held in the Daniels cemetery, Sitka, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, 1-5-1966

   
HAMPTON, Buell
1965
Buell Hampton of Mineral City, Ohio, died in the Timkin Mercy Hospital December 12. Mr. Hampton, who came to Mineral City to live 15 years ago, is survived by his wife, Dollie Ward Hampton and the following children; Mrs. Mable Marie Hervis, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Phillips, Fay Hampton and Ronald Hampton. Also surviving are the parents John and Daisy Hampton of Plain City, Ohio, three grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters:  Earl Hampton, John R. Hampton, Mrs. Eula Castle, Mrs. Mable Young, Mrs. Cora Jeane Daniel, and Mrs. Ruth Castle. Funeral services were conducted in the United Baptist Church, at Lowmansville, December 14, with Lloyd Williams, Lonza Reed, and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial took place in the Lowmansville Cemetery under the direction of Gordon Funeral Home of Mineral City, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 22, 1965

   
LITTERAL, Cora (Melvin)
1900-1965
Cora Litteral, 65, of Ashland, died Friday, December 10, 11:38 a.m. in an Ashland hospital.  The daughter of the late Eck and Mary Stapleton Melvin, she was born April 7, 1900 in Johnson County.  A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, she was married to the late harvey Litteral.  She is survived by one brother, Estill Melvin of Paintsville.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, 2:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church, 3rd Street, Paintsville with Bruce Daniel and C. C. Hall officiating.  Interment was held in the Hall cemetery, Davis Branch, under the arrangements of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-15-1965

  
MCCOY, Edna Ruth (Curtis)
1926-1965
Edna Ruth McCoy, 39, died Dec 9, 9:30 p.m. in Huntington, W. Va. Born November 1, 1926 on Johnson County, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Mary McCarty Curtis. A resident of Huntington, W.Va for twelve years, she was married to C. W. McCoy. Survivors including her husband are a daughter, Gwendolyn McKenzie of Fuget; and one son Jimmie Watson McCoy, age 11 of Huntington, W. Va. Also a sister Nora McCarty of Manila and two brothers Walter Curtis of Manila and Flem Curtis of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, 11:00 a.m. at the Low Gap Church with Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, Tommy Bailey and Oscar McCarty officiating. Burial was held in the Curtis Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 12, 1965

   
MUSIC, Fred E.
1927-1965
FRED E. MUSIC IS FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Fred E. Music, 38, formerly of East Point, died at an Ann Arbor, Michigan hospital December 12, in an auto accident. Born March 30, 1927 in Johnson County, he was the son of Fred and Vernie Hall Music, who survives. A resident of Ypsilanti, Mich., he was married to Ruby Jaynes Music and was employed as a welder Other survivors including his wife are a son, Jackie Wendell Music and a daughter, Roberta Music, both at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Miss Juanita Music and Mrs. Billie Josephine Howard, both of East Point. Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiating. Internment was held in the Music family cemetery, East Point, under the arrangements of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-15-1965

   
REED, Elizabeth (Howard)
1896-1965
Elizabeth Reed, 69, died December 19, at a rest home in Lorain, Ohio. Born March 16, 1896 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Phoebe Hall Howard. A member of the United Baptist church and the Bridgeford Homemakers Club, she was married to Jeff Reed, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Etta M. Baldwin of Lorair, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Reed of Lucasville, Ohio; and two brothers, Dolpha Howard of Dayton, Ohio and Steve Howard of Sciotoville, Ohio. Funeral services were held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Paintsville United Baptist church with Arnold Reed, Lonza Reed and O.I. Williams officiating. Interment was held in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville under the arrangements of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-22-1965

   
ROBINSON, Mae (Ramey)
1891-1965
Mrs. Mae Robinson, 66, Of East Point, Died At 1 A.M. Monday, December 20.  She Had Suffered A Heart Attack Saturday, And Was Being Treated In A Local Hospital When A Second And Fatal Attack Occurred.  Mrs. Robinson Was The Mother Of Lloyd Robinson, Mechanical Foreman For The Piantsville Herald.  Born December 29, 1891, In Lawrence County, She Was The Daughter Of The Late Lewis And Genoa Saunders Ramey.  She Had Been A Resident Of East Point Several Years Prior To Her Death.  She Is Survived By Her Husband, William Robinson, Five Sons And Two Daughters, A Brother And Four Sisters.  Surviving Sons Include Lloyd, Homer, Of South Point, Ohio; Merrill, Of Berea; Richard, Of East Point; And Russell, Who Is With The U.S. Army In Germany. Surviving Daughters Include Mrs. Joyce Alline Vanderpool, Of Dayton, Ohio And Mrs. Anna Louise Johnson Of Paintsville.  Also Surviving Re A Brother, John Ramey Of Barbourville, And Four Sisters; Mrs. Martha Penix, Mrs. Hester Claggett And Mrs. Malta Collins, All Of San Diego, Calif., And Mrs. Pricilla Robinson Of East Point. Services Will Be Held Thursday At 10 A.M. At The East Point Church Of Christ, With Rev. S.C. Honeycutt Officiating.  Burial Will Follow In The Family Cemetery At East Point.  Funeral Services Are Under The Direction Of The Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-22-1965

   
SKAGGS, Leonard
1906-1965
Leonard Skaggs, 59, of Red Bush, died December 11, 1965, 6:00 a.m. in Elna.  Born April 9, 1906, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Henry J. and Jane Maxie Skaggs A member of Primitive Baptist Church, he was a retired stone quarry employee of Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Esta Lewis Skaggs; six daughters, Vicie Keaton of Blaine; Lois Holbrook, of Elna; Margaret Holbrook of Plain City, Ohio, Ivory Faye Holbrook of Keaton; Ruthie Holboook of Keaton; and Joyce Castle of Springfield, Ohio; six sons, Edward, Joe, Kenneth and Emory of Columbus, Ohio; Earl of Flat Gap; and James of Hillard, Ohio. Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, 1965, 11:00 a.m. at the Old Paint Church, Relief, Ky. with Robie Ferguson, Parlie Cantrell and Paulie Keaton officiating. Interment was held in the Skaggs cemetery, Blaine with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Dec.15 1965

   
SMITH, Jefferson Davis
1896-1965
Jefferson Davis-Smith, better known as “Jeff”, age 69, died Saturday, December 4, 3:00 a.m. in a local hospital. Born July 4, 1896, in Elliott Co., he was the son of the late Tom and Surilda Keaton Smith. A resident of Red Bush, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Flat Gap Lodge 616 F & AM. Survivors including his wife, Zora Hamilton Smith, are five daughters, Mrs. Nora Holbrook, Red Bush; Mrs. Ethel Ratliff, Paintsville; Mrs. Finetta Blevins of Fairborn, Ohio; Mrs. Gay Skaggs and Mrs. Doris Pelphrey of Columbus, Ohio; and one son, William Jeff Smith of the U. S. Army, Ft. Campbell, Ky. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Rigsby of Flat Gap; Mrs. Dellie Hemp of Circleville, Ohio; and Mrs. Lillie Holbrook of Red Bush. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Willard Bailey and Herb Phillips officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery, Red Bush under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 8, 1965

  
TRAVIS, Laura (Stapleton)
1889-1965
Laura Travis, 76, of Flat Gap, died December 20, 8:30 p.m. in a local hospital. Born December 16, 1889, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Elizabeth Arrowood Stapleton.  A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, she was married to the late John Travis, deceased March 1949.   She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Zona Daniel of Tutor Key; Mrs. Emma Stambaugh of Paintsville and Mrs. Dora Howard of Flat Gap; four sons, Vencil Travis of Matney, W. Va.; Johnnie E. Travis of Catlettsburg; Willie Travis of Thealka and Ray Travis of Paintsville.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow, 2:00 p.m. at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and C.J. Sparks officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery, Tutor Key with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22 1965


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