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JANUARY - 1966

ADAMS, Julia (Horn)
1878-1966
Julia Horn Adams, 87, died Wednesday, morning, January 12, in a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Johnson County, December 28, 1878, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mahalia Salyer. A resident of Portsmouth, Ohio, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. G.V. Boyd of Hager Hill; Mrs. Winnie Williams of Manila; Mrs. John Trimble of Staffordsville; Mrs. Cecil Sutton of Waverly, Ohio; Mrs. Floyd Arnold of Portsmouth, Ohio; and Mrs. Glen Leath of Columbus, Ohio. Also six sons, Son Horn and Everett Horn of Staffordsville; Earl Horn of Prestonsburg; Walter Horn and Albert Horn of Barnetts Creek and Cecil Horn of Bellfontaine, Ohio. Also one brother, Frank Salyer of Jackson, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Bertie VanHoose of South Shore, Ky. and Mrs. Mertie Blair of Leander; 60 grandchildren, 101 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Funeral services were held January 16, 1:00 p.m. at the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, Barnetts Creek with Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. Scott Castle officiating, and the Rice Family Quartet. Interment was held in the family cemetery, Barnetts Creek, under the directions of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 19, 1966

    
ARMS, Woodford C.
1923-1966
Woodford C. Arms, 42, of Leander, died Thursday, January 27, in the V.A. Hospital, Huntington, W. Va., following an illness of one month. Born March 4, 1923 to Beulah Colvin Arms and the late Morris Arms, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was married to Alice Caudill Arms, who survives, and was a disabled miner and veteran of W.W. II. Also surviving are two daughters, Freda Mae and Sue Etta Arms, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Zella Rivers of Denver and Mrs. Imogene Arms of Leander. Funeral services were held January 29, 1:00 p.m. at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster, Scott Castle and Richard Williams officiating. Interment was held in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY February 2, 1966

   
AUSTIN, Barbara Kaye
1966
Barbara Kaye Austin, age 10, Of Fairborn, Ohio died Monday, January 10, in a Dayton, Ohio Hospital. The daughter of Jack and Surviving in addition to her parents is a brother, Johnny, age 8. Survivors including her parents is a brother, Johnny, age 8. She is the granddaughter of the late Tom Preston and Dorothy McKenzie Preston of Day- ton , Ohio and Oba and Clara Austin of Van Lear. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 13, 10:00 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Luther Preston, Homer Preston, and Charles Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in the family cemetery Meally under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-12-1966
  
Rites Held For Barbara Austin Barbara Kaye Austin, 10, who Died early this month in a Dayton, Ohio hospital, was the Dauther of Jack and Barbara Sue Preston Austin and the Granddaughter of Van Lear residents Oba and Clara Austin. Interment was in the family Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-26-1966

   
AUXIER, John Brown
1899-1966
John Brown Auxier, 66, retired C & O Railway employee of this city, died January 12 in the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville. Death came at 1:10 p.m., two hours after he suffered a heart attack in the U.S. District Court in Pikeville. He had been summoned there as a witness in a condemnation suit involving land condemned by the Paintsville - Prestonburg Airport board. He was born October 22, 1899 in Block House Bottom, East Point, the oldest child of Elijah and Louisa Ford Auxier. He had retired as conductor of the C & O Railway on June 28 of last year after 47 years of service. He attended Johnson County schools and Berea College, and was a member of the East Point Church of Christ, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and the Johnson County Historical Society. He was first married to Stella Robinson who preceded him in death, and he was later married to Mrs. Virgina Wells Moles, a teacher in the Paintsville City School, who survives. Other survivors are three sons and a daughter, John A. Auxier, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; George Auxier, Morehead; David Auxier, East Point; Mrs. Robert Hager, Hazard; and a brother Merlins Auxier of Logan, W. Va., also six grandchildren. Funeral Services were conducted Saturday, January 15, at the East Point Church of Christ by the Rev S. C. Honeycutt. Pall bearers were members of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Burial was in the Hager Cemetery in Hager Hill. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 26, 1966

   
BOWENS, August
1902-1966
August Bowens 63, died in the Grant Hospital, January 5, 10:15 p.m. Born January 27, 1902 in Ulysses Ky., he made his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of Henry and Millie Castel Bowen. Married to Miza  Borders Bowens, he was employed as a nurseryman. Survivors including his wife are a son, Herman Bowens, Columbus, Ohio; and the following brothers and sisters: Hobert Bowens of Paintsville; Gladys Robinson of Springfield, Ohio; Vonda Castle of Thealka; Dova Hale of David; Florence Wilcox of Thealka. Funeral services were held at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 p.m. with Don Fraley and Claude Preston officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery, Ulysses, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. His nephews served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-12-1966

   
BRANHAM, Tandy
1886-1966
Seventy-nine year old Tandy Branham died January 22, 5:50 p.m. at the New Hospital following an illness of two weeks.  The son of Joseph and Exer Ward Branham, he was born November 18, 1886 at Lowmansville.  A resident of Williamsport, he was married to Mary Alice Ward Branham and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors including his wife are a daughter, Mrs. John H. Weddington of Fort Apache, Ariz; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Orville Meek of Taylor, Mich; and three stepsons, Orville Carter, New Boston, Mich; Cash Carter of Tracyton, Wash; and George Carter of Ecorse, Mich. Also surviving are a sister, Martha Ward, Boons Camp; one grandchild; two great grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Tackett, Melvin Sesco, and Charles Stapleton officiating.  Burial was held in the Ward Cemetery, Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-26-1966

   
CRUM, Ida Vidtoria (Sparks)
1966
"HEART ATTACK" A West Van Lear resident, Mrs. Ida Victoria Crum, died January 19, 4:57 a.m. at Boons Camp, she was the daughter of Richard and Martha Stanford Sparks. A member of the United Baptist Church, she was married to John W. Crum who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Catherine Blair   of Dayton Ohio, and Martha Belcher of West Van Lear, one son Leonard William Crum of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Jim Sparks of West Van Lear; Otis sparks of Pontiac Mich.; Green Sparks of West Van Lear; and Mollie Ward of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Saturday, Janurary 22, 11:00 a.m. at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with Foster Rigsby, Nim Sturgill, Elize Banks and Lloyd Williams officiating. Internment was held at the Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-26-1966

   
CUNNINGHAM, Robert
1900-1966
Robert (Bob) Cunningham, 65, a native of Riceville, died Monday, January 17, 10:30 a.m. at work with apparent heart seizure.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born at Riceville January 23, 1900 to Sam and Maude May Cunningham.  He moved to Portsmouth, Ohio while a young man with his mother and brothers.  He was employed by the Selby Shoe Co. where he worked with his four brothers for ten or twelve years.  He went to St. Louis, Mo. and was employed by Vulcan Lost Co. where he met and married Caroline Eddington of St. Louis. Several years ago he and his family moved to Walnut Ridge, Ark. and he was employed as a foreman with the new Vulcan Plant established there.  Also surviving is a brother Raleigh Cunningham and sister-in-law, Sola Cunningham of Portsmouth, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death are his parents, one sister, two brothers, half-brother and sister-in-law.  Funeral services were held in St. Louis, Mo. January 21, 2:00 p.m. with burial in the Laurel Hills Memorial Garden, St. Louis.  Arrangements were under the direction of Higgenbotham Funeral Service. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  FEBRUARY 2 1966

   
DANIEL, Garland
1882-1966
Garfield Daniel died Monday, January 3, at the home of his son, Walter Daniel of Nippa. Age 83, he was born September 10, 1882, in Johnson County and made his home at Charley, Ky. He was the son of the late John R. and Samantha Young Daniel. A farmer, he was married to the late Stella Mae Daniel He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Edding 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.; and also a sister, Mrs.Tom Young of Van Lear. Services were conducted January 6, 11:00 a.m., at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church, with Flem Arrowood and Willie Daniel officiating. Interment was held in the Daniel Cemetery, Kerz, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 12, 1966

   
HAMMOND, Prince
1892-1966
Prince Hammond, age 73, died Saturday, January 8, in a local hospital following an extended illness. A son of the late John and Easter Endicott Hammond, he was born August 13, 1892, in Lawrence County. He was a resident of 66 Maple Street, City, a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, veteran on WWI and a retired miner. He is survived by one son, Willis Charles Hammond of Paintsville; and two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Daniel of Van Lear and Mrs. Beatrice Louise Blair of Paintsville. Also surviving are a brother, James Hammond of Tomahawk; a sister, Mrs. Nola Howard of Milo; and six grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Monday, January 10, 10:30 am at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church.  Officiating were Don Fraley and John Frank Ratliff. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 12, 1966

   
HELTON, Jennie (Gullett)
1886-1966
Jennie Helton, 79, of Flatwoods, died January 21, 4:30 a.m. in an Ashland hospital. The daughter of the late J. I. and Clarenda Caudill Gullett, she was born October 8, 1886, in Johnson County.  She was married to the late Charlie Helton.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. King Wells of Flatwoods and Miss Ida Helton of Versailles and one son Wayne Helton of Martin.  Services were held Sunday,  January 23, 2:00 p.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Burton officiating.  Interment was held at the Oil Springs family cemetery with the pallbearers, Millard Vance, George Helton, Dewey Helton, Jr., Bernie Whitt, James H. Wheeler and Thomas Gullett. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26 1966

   
KNIGHT, MAry (Pack)
1902-1966
January 11 Mrs. Mary Knight, age 63, died January 8, 12:01 p.m. at ther home following an illness of one year. Born January 14, 1902, to Shade and Martha Ratliff Pack, at Boons Camp, she was residing in Vanleer, Tenn. At the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, W.M. Knight, as son Clarence Hall of Vanleer, Tenn. And  three grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ralph Schneider, of Carleton Mich., and a brother John Pack of Williamsport. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1:00 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church, Boons Camp with Charlie Lemaster officiating. Burial was held in the Pack Cemetery, Williamsport. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangement. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-19-1966

   
LEMASTER, Thurman
1907-1966
Mr. Thurman Lemaster, 59, died in the Veterans Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. January 12, at 1:45 p.m. Born December 30, 1907 to Leo F. and Flo Wheeler Lemaster, in Charleston, Ill, he made his residence at Chandlerville. He is survived by a son, Leon Lemaster, Norfolk, Va. And a daughter, Cathy Lynn Lemaster of Webster Springs, W. Va., and three grandchildren. Also the following brothers and sisters:  Loran Lemaster of Chandlerville; Leroy Lemaster of Lexington; Paul Lemaster of Versailles; Francis M. Lemaster of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Forest Lemaster, Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Mitchell Caudill of Chandlersville; and Mrs. Fred Baker of Versailles. Funeral services were held at the Old Hood United Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m., officiating were Tommie Dalton, O. L. Williams and Lonza Reed. Burial was held at the church cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge.  His nephews served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 19, 1966

   
MARSH, Frank
1881-1966
Paintsville resident, Frank Marsh, 84, died January 3 at the Jenny Wiley Rest Home following an extended illness. Born August 30, 1881, in Monticello, Ky., he was the son of the late William and Ada Simpson Marsh. A member of the Methodist church, he was preceded in death by his wife January 1953. He is survived by three grandsons, Robert L. Marsh and Lawrence Marsh of Baltimore, Md., and Capt. F. H. Marsh of USMC Jacksonville, NC; two granddaughters, Mrs. John M. Trimble of Paintsville and Mrs. Dan J. Williams of Orlando, Fla.; and a daughter- in-law, Mrs. Dorothy G. Marsh of Paintsville. Also two sisters, Mrs. E. E. Turner and Mrs. E. W. Pogue of Monticello, Ky. Funeral services were held January 5, 2:00 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Burton officiating.  Burial was held in the Richmond cemetery, Paintsville. Pallbearers were J. T. Newman, K. B. Williams, W. D. Ward, William Bailey, Robert Marsh, Lawrence Marsh and F. H. Marsh. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 12, 1966

   
MORGAN, Charles Edward
1966
Graveside rites were performed last Friday by Chapter 18, D.A.V. for Charles Edward Morgan of Paintsville, who died January 17 as a result of injuries received in a Florida automobile accident, two weeks ago. Mr. Morgan, 41, was the son of Ruben Morgan, deceased, and Virgie Helton Morgan of Paintsville.  Born in Garrett, Kentucky, he had been a resident of Paintsville for the past 20 years, where he operated an automobile dealership. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Sherman Morgan, who was with him at the time of the accident, and two sons, Charles Edward Morgan, II and Kenneth Bryan Morgan, both students in school here. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters;  Brian Morgan, Huntington, Mark Morgan, Thealka, Josephine Belhasen and Opan  McDaniel, Paintsville, Cora Lee Johnson, Cincinnati, and Sandy Nowak, Detroit.  Ted and Robert Morgan, half-brothers of Lackey, and Esther Shelton and Altha Morgan, half-sisters from Hopewell, Va., also survive. Services were held at the First Christian Church, with Charles Saunders, minister, officiating.  Burial was at East Highland Cemetery in Paintsville. Active pallbearers were W. D. Salyers, James W. Adams, Benjamin Music, Gordon R. VanHoose, Delmere Allen, Rowland Conley, Clifford VanHoose and Jack VanHoose. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. James Archer, Dr. Paul B. Hall, Dr. Glen Powell, Johnny Wheeler, Jack Kincheloe, Edd Redd, Dr. Joe Rapier and J. B. Wells. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 26, 1966

   
MORRIS, Della (Cook)
1887-1966
Della Morris, 79, of Meally died January 26, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Murry, Meally, following an illness of two years. Born January 23, 1887 at Willard, Ky., she was the daughter of Alford and Elizabeth Morrison Cook. A member of the Church of Christ, she was married to Green Morris, who preceded her in death March 31, 1953. Survivors including her daughter are two grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a brother, Mart Cook of Grayson, Ky., and a sister Laura Dollihaue of  Franklin Furnace Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday January 29, at the Church of Christ, Meally at 11:00 a.m. with J. H. Short officiating.  Burial was held in the family cemetery, Meally. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 2, 1966

   
PATRICK, Challie H.
1882-1966
Challie H. Patrick, 83, of Paintsville, died January 20, 5:00 p.m. at the Kings Daughters Hospital,  Ashland. Born December 17, 1882 to the late Charles M. and Sarah Rice Patrick in Johnson County, he was married to Lora Mayo Patrick. Survivors include his wife and four daughters, Mrs. L. W. Clark of Ashland; Mrs. Mary Alice Wellington of Lexington, Mrs. Vaught Strater of Ashland; and Mrs. J. D. Wells of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Howard Patrick of Paintsville and Jack Patrick of Ashland. Also surviving are Russell Patrick of California, a brother and Mrs. George Metcalf of Lexington, a sister. Services were held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Sunday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. with Rev. David Ross officiating.  Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 26, 1966

   
PHILLIPS, Arthur Waring
1966
Former Resident Arthur Phillis Dies in Florida Arthur Waring Phillis, 77, of 157 S. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach, Fla. Died a few weeks ago at the Halifax Hospital. Born in Greenup County, Kentucky, he moved there 16 years ago from Paintsville, where he had retired as a machinist from the C&O Railroad. He was a member of the Ormond Beach Methodist Church and was a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Collins and Mrs. Patsy Wills, both of Ormond Beach; a brother, Hugh, Piqua, Ohio; one granddaughter; and two great grandchildren. The Woodward-Lowther Funeral Home, Ormond Beach, Fla. Was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 16, 1966

   
SALYER, Vesta (Rowland)
1896-1966
Mrs. Vesta Salyer, 69, died at her home in Red Bush January 31, at 1:00 p.m. following an illness of several months. Born October 25, 1896 to Armstrong and Sythia Rowland, she was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was married to Clinton Salyer, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Orville Ferguson of Detroit, Mich.; a son Clinton Salyer, Jr. of Flat Gap; and nine grandchildren; one brother, Eckell Rowland of Red Bush, and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Lewis of Isonville, Ky. and Mrs. Freeman Salyer of Red Bush. Funeral services were held today at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Henry Hamilton and Willard Bailey officiating.  Burial was conducted in the family cemetery, Red Bush. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 2, 1966

   
SMITH, Martha (Bowens)
1875-1966
Martha Smith age 90 died at her home in Thelma, January 8, 1:30 a.m. following an extended illness. Born June 10, 1875, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Ellen Bowens. The wife of the late Thomas Smith, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs Rath Robinette, Mrs Lora Wilburg and Mrs Anna Lee Baldridge of Albion, Mich; and three sons, Samuel Smith of Williamsport and Estill and Carl Smith of Thelma. Also one sister Mrs. Dolly Crum of Columbus, Ohio. Services were held at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church, Monday January 10 with Nim Sturgill officiating. Internment was held in the Ward Cemetery Offutt, under the arrangement of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday January 12, 1966

   
SPEARS, Josie (Caudill)
1890-1966
Dies January 17 Jossie Spears, 75, died Monday, January 17, 9:00 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Conley, Carey, Ohio. She suffered a stroke early Monday morning. A resident of Carey, Ohio, she was a native of Riceville. She was born December 2, 1890 to Edmund and Nancy Hughes Caudill. She is survived by her husband, William Spears; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Conley of Carey, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Bert Milstead of Chicago, Ill; and Paul Conley at home. She was preceeded in death by one daughter and two sisters. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Bristol Funeral Home at Carey. The Rev. George Cressman officiated. Burial was in the Spring Grove Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Jan 26, 1966

   
SPRADLIN, Winfield
1877-1966
A Denver resident, Winfield Spradlin 88, died January 7 in a local hospital. The son of the late William and Rebecca Harman Spradlin, he was born Novemebr 27, 1877. He was married to Mary Jane Selvage Spradlin who survives. A farmer he was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. Survivors including his wife are five daughters, Mrs. Fannie Williams of Mt Sterling, Ohio; Mrs. Dessie horn of Staffordsville, Mrs Dorothy Adams of Salyersville; Mrs. Daisy Shield of Lexington, Ind.; Mrs. Josephine Horn of Barnetts Creek; and three sons, Crate Spradlin of Springfield, Ohio; THurmand Spradlin of Orient, Ohio; and Vern Spradlin of Donaldson, Ohio. Also 37 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 9, 1:30 p.m. at the South Side Freewill baptist Church, Bill Davidson officiating. Burial followed in the Spradlin family cemetery, Denver under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 12, 1966

   
STEELE, Sarah (Meeks)
1897-1966
Sarah Steele, of River, died Monday, January 17, in a local hospital at the age of 68, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late Adam and Ida May Welch Meeks, she was born February 1, 1897 in Johnson County. She is survived by her husband, Joe Steele; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Sammons of Manton, Ky.; Mrs. Cynthia Litton of Toledo, Ohio; and Mrs. Betty Jean Litton of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; four sons, Walter and Joe Steele, Jr. of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Richard Steele of River; and Russell Steele of Portsmouth, Ohio. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters; William Meeks of Thelma; Bob Meeks of Staffordsville; Woodrow Meeks of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Vina Simpson of Offutt; and Mrs. Myrtle Price of Youngstown, Ohio; 35 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 19, 1:00 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Cully Sparks and German Walters officiating.  Interment was held in the family cemetery, River. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  January 26, 1966

   
WILLIAMS, Bert
1966
Rev. Bert Williams, 73, a prominent farmer, cattle dealer, and part-time pastor of the Church of God, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at his home in Menifee County, in the Big Woods section, Monday morning, January 3rd. He was a former resident of Lawrence County and Johnson County. He was the son of the late Rev. Warrick Williams of Lawrence County and the brother of Charles Williams, Sr., of 501½ Church St., City. The funeral was held at the Church of God, Big Woods, Ky., Sunday, January 9th. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 12, 1966 




FEBRUARY - 1966

BLANTON, Ennie
1893-1966
Seventy-three year old Ennie Blanton died at the Paintsville Clinic Sunday, February 13, 12:10 a.m. Born to John and Lois Crose Blanton February 17, 1893  at Wheelersburg, Ky, he has been a resident of Oil Springs for 30 years.  He is survived by his wife Alta Conley Blanton: two daughters, Mrs. Edith Richmond of Richmond Village and Mrs. Mary Lou Music of Oil Springs and three grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Manford Blanton of Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Wheeler, Oil Springs: and Mrs. Gaylord Dobbins of Ashland: half brothers: Mr. James Blanton, Jackson, Ohio; Junior Blanton, Michigan and Freddy Blanton of Freemont, Ohio; and a half sister, Mrs. Barbara Patrick of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, February 2, 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Charles Stapleton and Rev. James Wallace officiating and the Staffordsville Quartet. Interment was held in the Richmond Cemetery, King Addition. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16 1966

   
BOWLING, Mildred Louise (Smith)
1916-1966
Mildred Louise Bowling of Van Lear died at the age of 50 in a local hospital, Saturday, February 19 after an extended illness.  The daughter of Mae Keaton Smith and the late Ira Smith, she was born February 3, 1916.  Survivors including her husband, Paris Bowling, are one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann McConnell of Van Lear; four sons, Henry, Julius, and Edgar Bowling of Van Lear and Demart Bowling of the U.S. Army, in California; and the following brothers and sisters; Burnard, Woodrow and Hershell Smith of Paintsville; Winfield Smith of Chillicothe, Ohio; Virgil Smith of Mansfield, Ohio; Mrs. Betty Jo Varner of Belleville, Michigan; and Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Paintsville.  Funeral services were held at the Van Lear Church of Christ, Tuesday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. with Bill Cantrell officiating.  Burial was held in the Smith Cemetery, King Addition under the arrangements of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-23-1966


CASTLE, Mary (Litteral)
1884-1966
Mary Castle, 81, of West 3rd St., Paintsville, died Wednesday, February 2, 9:40 p.m. at a local hospital. Born July 17, 1884 to the late Milton and Rodia Jackson Litteral in Magoffin County, she was a resident of Paintsville most of her life. A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, she was married to the late Walter Castle, deceased June 17, 1945. She is survived by a brother, Roscoe Litteral of Dayton, Ohio and a sister, Mrs. Julia Litteral of Ashland, Ky. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 6, 10:30 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Scott Castle officiating and the Paintsville Quartet. Interment was held in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, February 9, 1966


COLLINS, Elzie J. Jr.
1966
A Johnson County soldier, Sgt. Elzie J. Collins, Jr., has been killed in combat in Viet Nam. Sgt. Collins, 25, son of Elzie and Alice Collins of Williamsport, died February 19 after he was struck by grenade fragments in a combat operation with the 1st. Cavalry in Viet Nam. A former student at Meade Memorial, Collins had been in the service for seven years and had been in Viet Nam since December 22, 1965. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Erma Tate Collins, and three daughters, all residing in Oklahoma. Services will be held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma with burial in the Fort Sill Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Feb. 23 1966


COOPER, James Thomas
1882-1966
James Thomas Cooper, 84, died February 9, 6:00 p.m. following and illness of three months. A resident of Sarasota Florida, he was born to Dave and Phoebe Price Cooper January 30, 1882 at Lick Creek. A member of the Church of Christ, he was married to Ora Long Cooper who died April 5, 1933. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ivel Collins, Manaville, W. Va.; two sons F.M. Cooper of Mann W. Va. and Glen  Cooper of Sarasota, Fla. Eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, 1100 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J.H, Short officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Lick Fork. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 1966


CORDLE, Zella (Ross)
1895-1966
Zella Rose Cordle, 70, died at her home in Blaine, Februrary 8, 3:00 p.m. Born December 14, 1895 in Lawrence County to Charlie and Manerva Slone Ross, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married to Minuard Cirdle who survives. Other survivors are three step-daughters: Norma Cordle of Galaway, Ohio; Berniece Jenkins of Galaway, Ohio and Maggie Cordle of Columbus, Ohio. Three step-sons; Munuard Cordle Jr. and Charles Cordle or Blaine and Walker Cordle of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Walter Ross, Isaac Ross, Hershell Ross, all of Sunbury, Ohio Mrs. Zara Green of Blaine, Mrs. Lilva Bayes of South Webster, Ohio; Mrs Susie Cordle and Magdalene Bays of Minford, Ohio; and Mrs. Cynthis Cordle of Cherokee, Ky. Funeral services were held Friday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. at the Old Hood Church with Tommie Dalton, Tommie Bailey and Milt Cordle officiating. Burial was held in the Old Hood Cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-16-1966


FANNIN, George W.
1890-1966
Seventy-five year old George Walter Fannin died at his home in Van Lear, Saturday February 26 following an extended illness. Born to the late Willie and Loucinda Honeycutt Fannin in Floyd County, May 14 1890, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. A retired farmer he was married to Lora Fannin who survives. Other survivors include; eight sons, Denver Fannin of North Manchester, Ind.; Edmond Fannin Easton Fannin of Jackson, Ohio, Arthur, Southie and Estill Fannin of Van Lear; and Gene and George Fannin of Prestonsburg; and one brother Grover if W Van Lear. Services were held at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church, W. Van Lear, Monday February 28, at 1:00 p.m. Burial followed in the Auxier Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-3-1966

    
FITCH, Tom
1904-1966
"Services Held Sunday At Thealka For Tom Fitch" Tom Fitch, 62, died Thursday, February 24, 7:05 p.m. in a local hospital, following an extended illness. Born November 30, 1904 to the late Isadore and Fanny Cooper Fitch in Lawrence County, he was a resident of Paintsville (Greentown). He was married to the late Malta Castle Fitch who died in 1942. Survivors include the following:  four daughters, Mrs. Margie Belestri of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Catherine Hitchcock and Mrs. Shirley Davis of Paintsville; four sons, Bobby, Wilbur, Delmar and Tom Fitch, Jr. of Paintsville; eight grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters; Sam, Burton and Jesse Fitch of Paintsville, Norman Fitch of Ypsilanti, Mich; Mrs. Ruth Ward of Tutor Key; Miss Kathie Fitch of Paintsville and Mrs. Debra Caudill of Ashland. Funeral services were held at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m. February 27, with Don Fraley and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March, 02, 1966

    
FRALEY, Haskell
1912-1966
Haskel Fraley, 53, of Thelma died February 14 at his home of a heart attack. Born October 2, 1912 at Thomas, he was the son of John and Alphreta Taylor Fraley. A resident of Thelma for ten years, he is survived by two daughters, Sylvia DePriest of Taylor, Michigan and Carrol Fraley of Lincoln Park, Michihgan; four sons, James Fraley of Detroit, Michigan, Elmer Fraley of Morrow, Ohio, Charles and John Fraley of Lincoln Park, Michigan, and three grandchildren. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Jerry Fraley of Kopperston, W. Va., Sam Fraley of Offutt: Milford Fraley of Turkey Creek; Maude Franko of Detroit, Michigan and Dorothy Cook of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Sammons, Nim Sturgill and Euell Preston officiating.  Internment was held in the Preston Cemetery, Thelma. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday February 23, 1966


FRALEY, James W.
1928-1966
"Mine Accident" James W. Fraley, Jr., 37, of Thelma, died Tuesday evening, February 8, at the Stevens Elkhorn Fuel Corp. of multiplle injuries. Born May 25, 1928 to James W., Sr. and Alice Childres Fraley, he was a miner. He was married to Essa Jean Price Fraley, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Connie Lee and Pamella Fraley, at home; one son, James Cameron Fraley, also at home; four sisters; Mrs. Edith Blanton of Thelma; Mrs. Janey Leedy of Shreve, Ohio; Mrs. Gladys VanHorn of Louisa, Mrs. Josephine Grim of Louisville and one brother, Winfrey Fraley of Louisa. Funeral services ere helld in the Thelma School, Friday February 11, 10:00 a.m. with Nim Sturgill and Tom Sammons officiating. Burial was held in the Thelma-Price Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 16, 1966


GRIM, Ethel (Wheeler)
1904-1966
Ethel Grim, 62, of 517 Court St., Paintsville, died Thursday, February 10, 11:30 p.m. at her home.  Born January 30, 1904 to the late Shank and Mollie Slone Wheeler, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Minuard Grim; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Rice and Mrs. Dalene Grim of Paintsville; two sons, Leroy and Ishmael Grim of Paintsville. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mitch- ell Wheeler of Mesa, Ariz., Roy Wheeler of Winifred; Cecil Wheeler of Waldbridge, Ohio, Mrs. Flossie Weese of Catlettsburg; Mrs. Geneva Arrington of Blaine; Mrs. Clista Harris of Winifred; Mrs. Norsie Anderson of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; Mrs. Felcie Grim of Kenova, W. Va., and Mrs. Clara McKenzie of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at the Old Hood United Baptist Church, Sunday, Febryary 18, 10:00 a.m., with O. I. Williams, Lonza Reed and Tommie Dalton officiating.  Interment under the arrangements of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, was in the Winifred-Salyer-McCarty Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, 2-16-1966


PACK, Fenton
1966
Fenton Pack, 86, of Ulysses, Ky. Died Monday, February 7, 11:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Okie Ratliff, Pine Street. The son of the late Marion and Trinvella Lyons Pack, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, a retired miner and farmer. He was first married to Gainey Lyons Pack, deceased 1920. He is survived by his wife Pricie Burton Pack; four daughters, Mrs. Alka VanHoose of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Okie Ratliff of Paintsville; Mrs. Myrtle Mays of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Pauline Hurt of Wooster, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mary Daniels of Thealka and Mrs. Miza Bowen of Columbus, Ohio; four sons, Fred Pack of Lowmansville; Roscoe, Alpha and Harkless Pack of Thealka; and one step-son, Walter Borders of Thealka. Services were held Thursday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Byrd Webb and James Paul Music officiating.  Burial was held in the Ulysses-Ira Borders Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 16, 1966


RUPERT, Bertha Alice (Wheeler)
1904-1966
Bertha Alice Rupert, 61, died February 20, 4:55 p.m. at the Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born September 14, 1904 to Giles and Dorcas Chandler Wheeler, at Chandlersville, she made her home in Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Jack Rupert; a daughter, Mrs. Harold Shumenay of Sciotosville, Ohio; two sons, Edgar N. Caudill of Woodhaven, N.Y. and Homer Caudill of Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, W.J. Wheeler, Troy B. Wheeler and Jasper Wheeler of Ashland; Mrs. W.H. Cox of Portsmouth, Ohio and Mrs. Nancy Daniel of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held February 23, 11:00 a.m. at the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Nommie Dalton, F.F. Rigsby and O.I Williams officiating. Interment was held in the Old Hood Cemetery under the arrangements of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Mar. 2 1966


SPRADLIN, Mary Jane (Selvage)
1881-1966
Mary Jane Spradlin, 84, died in a local hospital Saturday February 26, 11:15 p.m. following an extended illness. Born to the late John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage, September 4, 1881, she was a resident of Barnetts Creek. She is preceded in death by her husband James Winfield Spradlin who died january 7, 1966. She is survived by the following: five daughters, Mrs. Fannie Williams of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Mrs Dessie Horn of Staffordsville; Mrs. Dorothy Adams of Salyersville; Mrs. Daisy Shield of Lexington, Ind; and Mrs. Josephine Horn of Barnetts Creek; three sons, Crate Spradlin of Springfield, Ohio; Thurman Spradlin of Orient, Ohio; and Vern Spradlin of Donaldsville, Ohio; 34 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Malta Ratliff of Denver, four brothers, Jesse Selvage of Ohio; Add Selvage of W. Van Lear and Crate Selvage of Denver. Funeral services were held yesterday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. in the South Side Freewill baptist Church with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Interment was held in the Denver-Spradlin Family Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 2, 1966


STAMBAUGH, Lewis
1882-1966
Lewis Stambaugh died February 28, at the age of 84, from a heart attack. Born to Samuel and Elizabeth Spencer Stambaugh, February 14, 1882, He was a life long resident of Stambaugh A member of the United Baptist Church and was retired. He is survived by his wife, Nola Green Stambaugh and a son, Elva Stambaugh of Cincinnati, Ohio; also, three grandchildren. Also, surviving is a brother, Fred Stambaugh of Wittensville. Funeral services were held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and F. F. Rigsby officiating, with burial in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. The Preston funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Mar.02 1966


WELLS, Caleb
1909-1966
A 57-year-old miner, Caleb Wells, died Tuesday evening, February 6, at the Stevens Elkhorn Fuel Corp. of multiple injuries. Born February 7, 1909 to the late Brownlo and Cyntha Collins Wells, he was resident of Auxier. He married to Mrs. Nancy Wells, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Caudill of Auxier; Mrs. Donna Blair of West Van Lear , and Mrs. Wilma McClure of Paintsville ; two sisters Mrs. Maxie Ramey of Van Lear and Mrs. Alka Adkins of Paintsville; and two brothers Joe and Ashley Wells of Van Lear. Rev. S.C. Honeycutt officiated at the services held Friday, February 11, 2:00 p.m. at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Interment was held in the Auxier-Ford Gap Cemetery with Jone-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  2-16-1966


WILLIAMS, Esta L. (Ferguson)
1894-1966
Seventy-one year old Esta L. Williams of Oil Springs died February 25, 3:45 p.m., at her home, following an illness of three months. The daughter of Powell and Celina Williams Ferguson, she was born in Morgan County, March 25, 1894. She is survived by her husband, W. G. Williams, and a daughter, Mrs. Rupert Blanton of Oil Springs. Also surviving are one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, February 27, 1:00 p.m., with Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Robert Blanton officiating, with special music furnished by the Staffordsville Quartet.  Internment was held in the Burke Cemetery, Oil Springs. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 2, 1966


WILLIAMS, Kindle E.
1902-1966
Kindle E. Williams 63 of Red Bush, died February 10, 9:15 a.m. at his home. Born to Manis and Laura Skaggs Williams June 13 1902 in Morgab County, he was a miner. He is survived by his wife ????? (Reed) Williams, five daughters, Mrs Roberta Sparks, of Mason, Ohio; Mrs Phyllis Mullins of Kenova, W. Va.; Shirley Williams of Red Bush; Janie and Patsy Williams also of Red Bush; two sons, Ferrell Williams of Columbus Ohio; and Merrill Williams, USAF, Fort Walton Beach Fla. He is also survived by his mother Laura Williams. Services were held at the Enterprise Baptist Church, Red Bush Saturday February 12, ???? p.m. with William (Wiley??), Ellis Hamilton and Lonnie Bailey officiating. Interment was held at Red Bush with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charfe. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-16-1966




MARCH - 1966

BAILEY, Rexel
1911-1966
Rexel Bailey, age 54, died Tuesday March 29, 7:30 p.m. at the home of his sister, Mrs. Tom Butler. Born November 15, 1911 at Flat Gap, he was the son of Charlie and Rissa Hill Bailey. He had been a resident of Paintsville for twenty years. Surviving brothers and sisters include; Wallace, Keaton; Edgel, Baltimore, Maryland; Ledgel, Paintsville; Mrs. Tom Butler, Paintsville; Mrs. Henry Fyffe, Minford, Ohio. The funeral was held Friday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with H.C. Wallen and Tommy Reynolds officiating. The burial took place in Bailey cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 6, 1966

   
BARNETT, Rebecca (Patrick)
1871-1966
Mrs. Rebecca Barnett of Staffordsville, died March 7, 11:45 at her home at the age of 94. Born October 15, 1871 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of C.W. and Anna liza Flint Patrick. She was a member of the United baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband F. A. Barnett. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charley Conley of Greenup and Mrs. Lizzie Arnett of Staffordsville; one son Wardie Barnett of Pikeville; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Services were held today, 1:00 p.m. at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed officiating. Interment was held in the Bluerass Cemetery in Salyersville with the Paintsville Funeral home in charge. Serving as pall bearers were Charlie Newsome, James May, Donie Patton, Chester McClure, Bill Trimble, Herbie Burton, George McFadden and Eulas Salyers. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 9, 1966

   
BRANHAM, Susan (Pack)
1897-1966
Susan Branham, 69, of Boons Camp died March 23, 7:00 pm in a local hospital, following an extended illness of one year. She was born to the late Stanley and Minerva (Staniford) Pack, March 07, 1897. She is a lifelong resident of Johnson County KY. She is survived by her husband, Ross Branham; five daughters. Sara Lou Branham of Prestonsburg KY, Zina Mastny, Erma Tate and Verna Egart all of Chicago IL, and Elizabeth Ann Branham of Boons Camp KY; one son Stanley Branham of Boons Camp KY. Also surviving are one brother, John Pack of Drift KY; two sisters, Mrs Shelton Sexton and Vina Pack of Drift KY. Funeral services were held March 26, 2:00 pm at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Don Fraley officiating. Interment was held in the Branham Family Cemetery, Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald 03-1966

   
BURCHETT, Proctor
1883-1966
Proctor Burchett, 82, of Stambaugh, died at his home March 29, 8:00 p.m. He was born November 13, 1883 at Stambaugh, to Landrum and Angeline Vanhoose Burchett. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Mr. Burchett was preceded in death by his wife, Zora Stambaugh, who died May 21, 1934. He is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Alsphair Garvin of New Albany, Ind.; Mrs. Stella Adkins, Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Millie Jennings of Stambaugh and Mrs. Ann Lee Williams of Charlestown, Ind.; three sons, Alber Burchett of Stambaugh; Johnny Burchett of DeGraff, Ohio and Thomas Burchett of Charlestown, Ind. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Millie Sherman of Thealka and a brother Mr. Julius Burchett of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held April 1, 11:00 a.m. at the Beech Grove United Baptist Church with Arthur Preece, Florida Lyons and Foster Rigsby officiating. Burial was held in the Burchett Cemetery, Stambaugh with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 6, 1966

   
BUTCHER, Lewis B.
1895-1966
Lewis Beecher Butcher, age 71, died March 31, 1966, 10:20 p.m. at his home of an apparent heart attack. Born January 13, 1895 at Williamsport, the son of Henry and Agnes Lawrence Butcher. He was a lifetime resident of Williamsport. His wife, Ollie Williams Butcher, preceded him in death August 3, 1964. His surviving sons include Beecher Butcher, Jr., Eldorado, Kansas; Danny B. Butcher, Wharton, West Virginia; Paul Butcher, Pikeville; Doug and Ivan Butcher, Meally; Henry Butcher, Miamisburg, Ohio; Donnis Butcher, Dearborn, Michigan; and Jimmy Butcher, Dayton, Ohio. Surviving daughters include Mrs. Jo Mills, Paintsville; Mrs. Kathleen Penix, Williamsport; Mrs. Georgene Barnett, Stanton; and Mrs. Anita Gay Walters, Miamisburg, Ohio. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Edna Ward, Williamsport; twenty-five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Earl Muncy, Glen Arrowood, and Nim Sturgill officiating. His grandsons served as pallbearers. The place of burial was at the Beecher Butcher Cemetery in Williamsport under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 06 1966

   
CANTRELL, Raney
1917-1966
FUNERAL SERVICES MARCH 6 FOR RANEY CANTRELL Forty-eight year old Raney Cantrell of Paintsville died in a local hospital March 5, 4:00 a.m. following  a brief illness. The son of Raney P. and Emma Salyer Cantrell, he was born May 19, 1917.   He was employed as a crane operator. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myra La Cava of Columbus, Ohio and one son, Norman Sherwood Cantrell of  Columbus, Ohio.   Also surviving are as follows: Step-mother, Mrs. Callie Cantrell of Sitka; three step-brothers and one step- sister: brothers, Billie Cantrell of Danville; Bobbie Cantrell of Wittensville; five sisters: Mrs. Bruce  Trimble, Mrs. Howard Sparks, and Mrs. Tom Ball of Paintsville; Mrs. George Dills of Columbus, Ohio; and Mrs.  Eugene Murray of Sitka.   Funeral services were held at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church Sunday March 6, 2:00 p.m. with Revs.  Bill Davidson and James Wallace officiating.  Burial was held in the Mayo Cemetery under the arrangements of  the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, March 9, 1966

   
FLETCHER, Lacy
1892-1966
"Rights Held March 8 for Lacy Fletcher" Lacy Fletcher, 74 of Leaner, died March 6, 12:05 p.m. at the Kings Daughter Hospital, Ashland, following a two week illness. He was born March 8, 1892,  to Smith and Mellvina Montgomery Fletcher at Burning Fork, KY He was a resident of Leander for thirty years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors, including his widow, Rosalee Spradlin Fletcher are two sisters, Julian Adams of Sterling and June Fletcher of Portsmouth, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday March 8, 2:00 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton and Scott Castle officiating, with special music by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial was held in the Keily Cemetery, Ivyton, with arrangements by the Preston Funeral Home. Painstville Herald Wednesday March 16, 1966

   
FRALEY, Laura (Picklesimer)
1894-1966
Mrs. Laura Fraley, 72, died March 26 10:30 p.m. at her home in Van Lear. Born February 24 1894 ay Louisa, she was the daughter of Jessie and Margaret Sturgill Picklesimer.  She was a resident of Van Lear for 46  years and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death husband John Fraley who died March 12 1950  She is survived by the following; two sons, John  Erwin Fraley, Van Lear; Rufus of Elkhorn; five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dollarhide, Van Lear, Mrs, Mary Williams of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs Maudie Fraley of Van Lear; Mrs, Shirley Christine DeVore of Silver LAke Indiana; and Mrs. Clara Beatrice Butcher of Van Lear.  Also surving are two Brothers, Joseph Picklesimer of Staffordsville and Henry Picklesimer of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Lottie Perkins of Staffordsville, twenty grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church Tuesday March 29 1:00 p.m. with Scott Castle, and Don Fraley officiating,  Burial was held in the Dixon Cemetery Staffordsville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-30-1966

   
HITE, Faye (Collins)
1920-1966
Mrs. Faye Hite, 45, of Paintsville, died in the Paintsville Hospital March 9, at 4:30 p.m.  The daughter of Sam Collins deceased; and Stella Welch Collins Litteral of Thelma, she was born June 3, 1920 at Van Lear.  She was a resident of Paintsville for forty years and was married to James Hite who preceded her in death in 1952. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Collins of Thelma, and Alfred Collins of Paintsville and one sister Dollie Powers of Richmond, Va.  Services were held Saturday March 12, 1:00 p.m. at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Scott Castle officiating.  The Paintsville Quartet gave special music. Interment was held in the Childers Cemetery, Thelma with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville herald Wednesday 3-16-1966

   
KELLY, Howard Morris
1966-1966
"Services Held For Kelly Infant Tuesday, March 15" Howard Morris Kelly, the infant child of Ashley Herald and Hazel Kelly of Martha, died at birth March 15, in a local hospital. Survivors including his parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hendrick Kelly of Flat Gap and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Griffith of Martha, and two sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday March 17, 1:00 p.m. at the First Church of God, Martha, with Emery Ferguson officiating. Interment was held in the church cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 23, 1966

   
OSBORNE, Norman Chester
1932-1966
Norman Chester Osborne of Hager Hill died Wednesday March 30, 7:55 a.m. in the Cabell-Huntington Hospital, at the age of 34. He was born January 5, 1932 to Esta Osborne George. He was a member of the Church of Christ and an employee of the Paintsville City Gas and Water System. Surviving include his widow, Phyllis jean Howell Osborne, and three daughters, Frankie Carol, Ida Rose and Norma Sue Osborne of Lexington. Funeral services were held Friday, April 1, 1:30 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ with S. C. Honeycutt and Robert Reeves officiating. Interment was held in the Howell Cemetery, East Point, with the Jones-Preston Funeral home in charge. Paintsville herald Wednesday 3-30-1966

   
RATLIFF, Herman
1905-1966
Herman Ratliff, 60, of Staffordsville, died in a local hospital Monday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. He was born November 13, 1905 to the late Henry and Susie Vanhoose Ratliff. He was a lifelong Johnson Countian and a miner. Survivors including his wife, Mrs. Alka Fairchilds Ratliff, are three daughters, Mrs. Cline Stallard of Coburn, W.Va, Mrs. Charles Moore of Portsmouth, Va. And Mrs. Bonnie Jean Ratliff of Wyandotte, Michigan; three sons, Clarence Ratliff of Wyandotte, Michigan, Willie Marion and Harman Ray Ratliff of Staffordsville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church, 3rd Street with Revs. Alfred Frazier, Jr. and James Paul Music officiating. Special music was given by the Staffordsville Singers. Interment was held at Staffordsville in the Fairchild Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday March 9th, 1966

   
REED, William Ray
1892-1966
William Ray Reed, 73, died march 21, 3:10 a.m. at the home of a niece, Mrs Clyde Blanton of Win. He was born November 28, 1892 in Johnson County to B. F. and Louise Wheeler Reed. He was a member of the United baptist Church and a retired farmer. He is survived by one brother Arthur Reed of Swamp Branch and three sisters, Mrs. may Williams of Win; Mrs. Alka Williams of Ashland; and Mrs Eula Johnson of Harrodsburg. Funeral services were held today, 1:00 p.m. at the Fishtrap United baptist Church with Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Tommy Bailey officiating. Interment was held in the Williams Cemetery, Win, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 23, 1966

   
TACKETT, Willard
1927-1966
Willard Tackett, age 38, died Tuesday, p.m., March 29, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio after a brief illness.  Born October 27, 1927, in Johnson County, he was the son of Mose and the late Lina Hitchcock Tackett.  He had been a resident of Dayton for several years.  He served in the United States Air Force for three years, spending most of the time in Germany.  His present occupation had been a contruction worker.  Surviving brothers and sisters include: Willie, Cookville, Tennessee; David Lee, Oil Springs; Mrs. Earl Salyers, Beattyville; and Joan Tackett, Oil Springs. The funeral was held Friday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. at the Staffordsville United Baptist Church with Lonza and Arnold Reed officiating.  Burial under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home, took place at the family cemetery in Manila. Paintsville  Herald  Wednesday 4-6-1966

   
WELCH, Mary (Conley)
1915-1966
Mary Welch, 50, of Lynchburg, Ohio died March 20, 10:30 a.m. at her home. She was born December 23, 1915 to John Hobert and Nona Conley Welch of Lynchburg, Ohio at Collista. She has been a resident of Lynchburg for sixteen years. Other survivors including her parents are a son, Ronald Lee Welch of Lynchburg, Ohio; three brothers, Hobert F. Welch of Collista; William R. Welch of Lynchburg, Ohio; and Francis M .Welch of Midland, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. John Reynolds, Christianburg, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at the Preston Funeral Home chapel with J. H. Short officiating and special music by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Interment was held in the Music Cemetery, Hager Hill under the arrangement of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 30, 1966

   
WILLIAMS, Arthur
1893-1966
Arthur Williams, 72, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, March 10, 10:30 a.m., in a local hospital, following an extended illness. He was born May 30, 1893, to the late Thomas H. and Christina Brown Williams in Carter County. He was a farmer and a lumber dealer. Those surviving are two brothers, Carl Williams of Chelsea, Michigan, and Myrcle Williams of Staffordsville; and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Caudill of Stockbridge, Michigan. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 13, 11:00 a.m., at the Old Union United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with O. I. Williams and James Paul Music officiating.  Burial was held in the Staffordsville Family Cemetery, with the Jones- Preston funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 16, 1966

  
WILLIAMS, Ottie F.
1899-1966
Ottie F. Williams,67, of 387 5th St. Paintsville, died Tuesday, march 1, 5:50 p.m. at the St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va., following an extended illness.  Born January 12, 1899 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Henry Farmer and Malissa Evans Williams.  He was one of the original stockholders in Willams Grocery Company when it was organized in 1930, and served as bookkeeper for the past 20 years.  He was married to Lillian Wheeler Williams, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Miss Mary Carolyn Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Jack Gary Williams of Carrollton; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Gambill of Abilene, Texas; Mrs. Nola skaggs of Martha; Mrs. Blanche Miller of Houtzdale, Pa.; and one brother, Dr. H.C. Williams of Daytona Beach, Fla.  Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Thursday, March 3, 2:00 p.m., with Rev. James Wallace officiating. Interment was held in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville  Herald  Wednesday 3-9-1966




APRIL - 1966
   
AUXIER, Tammie Elaine
1966-1966
Tammie Elaine Auxier, age four months, died Sunday, April 24, 5:30 a.m. at the home of her parents, Clarence and Dora May Blair Auxier. She was born in Paintsville and had lived at Lick Fork. Surviving are a brother, Ronald and a sister, Brenda, both at home. The funeral was held Tuesday, April 26, 2 p.m. at the Whitaker Free Will Baptist Church with Bruce Spencer and Dewey Conley officiating. Burial took place in the Blair cemetery at Lick Fork under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 1966

   
BEERS, Elbert W.
1895-1966
Seventy-year-old Elbert W. Beers died Saturday April 2, 6:00a.m. at the Veterans Hospital, Lexington following and extended illness. He was born October 31, 1896 in Scranton, Pa. to the late S.H. and Minnie Musette Berlin Beers. He was a member of the Lutheran Reform Church and the American Legion Post 117 Paintsville and served in the Armed Forces in France during W.W.I. He was a former office clerk of the Consolidated Coal Co. and postmaster of Van Lear. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret D. beers; two daughters, Ann Musette Beers of Annapolis, Md and Margaret June Beers of Paintsville; two brothers, James Beers of Philadelphia, Pa.; Clarence Beers of Allenton, PA.; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Ehrhardt of Newfoundland, Pa. Funeral services were held April 4, 1:30 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral home with the Rev. James Wallace officiating. Interment was held in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Serving as pall bearers were Edgar Stapleton, John Spears, Charles Wills, Pat McCoart, Henry Stapleton, Howard Sparks, Robert Gunning and Lowell Phillips. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 4, 1966

   
BLAIR, Lydia (Burke)
1874-1966
Lydia Blair, age 91, died Sunday April 10, 9:30 a.m. at her home in Hager Hill (Middle Fork) following an extended illness.  Born in Morgan County on July 13, 1874, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Colvin Burke.  She had been a resident of Hager Hill for several years, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.  She was the wife of the late John W. Blair, who died August 13, 1949.  Surviving sons and daughters include, Ray, Paintsville, and Clay of hager Hill, Mrs. Ruth Conley, Ruth Blair and Mrs. Ruie Kestner all of Hager Hill.  She had six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and two half sisters; Mrs. Mima Salyers and Mrs. Eva Burke both of West Van Lear.  The funeral was held today at 11:00 a.m. at the home with Reverend Claude Preston officiating.  Burial took place in the Hager Hill family cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 1966

   
BLAIR, Timmie Joe
1960-1966
Timmie Joe Blair, age 5, died Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital. He was born in Paintsville, November 12 1960, the son of Ray and Kathy Kesiner Blair, and had lived at Lick Fork.  Surviving brothers and sisters are:  James Ray, Donnie, Donald, Marsha, Delfa and Sandra all at home.  The funeral was conducted Wednesday, April 20, 2 p.m. at the Whitaker Free Will Baptist Church with Bruce Spencer and Dewey Conley officiating. Burial was held in the Blair Cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 1966

   
BOWENS, Gregory Row
1965-1966
"Bowens Infant Rites are Held" Gregory Row Bowens, age four months died Monday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital. Born December 3, 1965, in Paintsville, he was the son of Jackie and Josephine Sheppard Bowens. The funeral was held Thursday, April 2, 2 p.m. at the home of the grandparents with Nim Sturgill officiating, Burial was held in the family cemetery with the Preston Funeral Hone in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-2-1966

   
BURTON, Lula (Adams)
1898-1966
Mrs. Lula Burton, age 67, died Monday morning, April 18, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born June 10, 1898 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Harman and Rosebell Adams. She had been living at Auxier for several years now, until her death. Her husband, the late Sam Burton, preceded her in death on May 1, 1963. Surviving are a son, Leffie, Cleveland, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. James Evans, Auxier; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Cremens and Mrs. Lottie Johnson. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m. at the Auxier Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. John Conley officiating. Burial took place in the Auxier- Ford Gap cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY April 27 1966

   
CURTIS, Diana Lynn
1965-1966
Diana Lynn Curtis, thirteen months old, died Thursday, April 7, at a local hospital after a weeks illness.  Born February 26, 1965, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Billy Joe and Denetta Music Curtis, Red Brush.  Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Curtis and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Music.  The funeral was held Saturday April 9, 11:00a.m. at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Willard Bailey officiating.  Burial under direction of the Jones-Funeral Home took place in the Red Bush Curtis Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 1966

   
FAIRCHILD, Laura (Hitchcock)
1881-1966
Mrs. Laura Fairchild, age 84, died Monday, April 25, 3:15 a.m., at the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Born December 12, 1881, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Milt and Celia Rice Hitchcock. She had lived at Staffordsville for the past eleven years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Ed Fairchild, preceded her in death on June 16, 1964. Survivors include a son, Crate, Staffordsville; six daughters, Tavie and Mrs. Ethel Conley, city; Mrs. Bertha Selvage and Mrs. Myrtle Taylor, Staffordsville; Mrs. Faye Porter, Monroeville, Indiana; and Mrs. Arizona Ward, Fort Wayne, Indiana; 34 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Walter Hitchcock, Ashland. The funeral was held Wednesday, April 27, 2 p.m., at the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. Richard Williams and John F. Ratliff officiating. Burial took place at the church in Staffordsville, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 1966

   
GREEN, Judy (Liming)
1878-1966
Mrs. Judy Green, age 88, died Wednesday, April 13, 1 p.m. at the Golden Years Rest Home, Lackey, after an extended illness. Born March 8, 1878, the daughter of the late James and Rebecca Sargent Liming, in Lawrence County, she lived at Flat Gap and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married to the late Enoch “Dock” Green who preceded her in death June 25, 1958. Surviving sons include James, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Ottis, Burton, Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Lemaster, Flat Gap; and one broth, Jarret Liming, Hannah. The funeral was held Sunday, April 17, 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter with Lonza Reed, J.T. Bailey, Elza Banks, and Arnold Reed officiating.  Burial took place in the Flat Gap family cemetery under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 20, 1966

   
HENSLEY, Mollie
1931-1966
Mollie Hensley, age 34, died Friday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. at a local hospital after several months of illness. Born in Johnson County on May 25, 1931, she was the daughter of Willie and Woonia Phipps Hensley. She had previously lived in Paintsville but for the past twelve years had made her home in Ind., working as a waitress. Surviving brothers include Fed, Ed and William, all of Paintsville and sisters Mrs. Sarah Mathis, Mrs. Mary Shepherd, and Mrs. Lyimen Daniel all of Paintsville. The funeral was conducted Sunday, April 14 2 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church, Paintsville, with Cline Salyer officiating.  Burial was held at Buffalo in the Penix Cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 20, 1966

   
MCCLOUD, Earl
1966
Earl McCloud. 64, a former resident of Paintsville, died Wednesday night of a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. MCKinley Borders, Jr., in Toledo, Ohio. he was the son of the late Manford and Mary McFadden McCloud. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Conley McCloud, one son, Ernest McCloud Columbus, Ohio; one daughter Mrs. McKinley Borders, Jr., four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Son Fairchild and Mrs. Fannie Jackson, Paintsville, Mrs. Ben Salyers, Barnetts Creek; and one brother Richard McCloud, Paintsville. Funeral services we conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Boyer-Van Wormer Funeral Home in Toledo. Burial was in Toledo. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 40, 1966

   
MEEK, Rebecca Ann
1966-1966
Rebecca Ann Meek, two days old died Sunday April 17, 3 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital. She was born April 15, and was the daughter of Londis and Rebecca Sue Slone Meek. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Slone, Thealka, and the paternal grandmother is Mrs. Mary Meek, River. Graveside rites were held Sunday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. at the family cemetery, River, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 27, 1966

   
MOLLETT, James R.
1941-1966
Sgt. James R. Mollett, from Whitehouse, was reported killed in Vietnam Friday, April 29. The 24 year old Meade Memorial graduate had been in the service for seven years, and had been in Vietnam since last summer. He was the son of Russell and Emma Cox Mollett, both deceased. Sgt. Mollett is survived by his wife, Fredia, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and two sons, Terry and Maxie. Also surviving are six brothers, Estill serving in Iceland; Kenneth and Millard, at Whitehouse; Elmer and Charley at River; and Roy living in Cincinnati. The body is to be returned to the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 4, 1966 (END) James Mollette 1941-1966 The Fort Knox Honor Guard directed funeral services Monday May 9 for Sergeant James R. Mollette, who was killed in Viet Nam Friday, April 29. The full military service was held at the home of Jack Mollette, a brother of the deceased at Hammond Creek with Chaplain Huey A. Bridgeman officiating. Burial followed in the Mollette Cemetery at Whitehouse cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Sergeant Mollette was born September 10, 1941 at Whitehouse the son of Russell and Emma Cox Mollette. He was married to Freda Mollette in Munich, Germany on March 22, 1962. Survivors in addition to the parents and wife are two children, Terry and Max Mollette both at home. Also surviving are six other brothers, Estill in service in Iceland, Kenneth Russell and Millard of Whitehouse, Elmer and Charley of River and Ray Thomas of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 25, 1966

   
MOLLETTE, Leon
1926-1966
Leon Mollette, age 39, died Tuesday, April 12 at Lowmansville after an illness of several years. Born at Boons Camp on October 2, 1926, he was the son of Fred and the late Alma Wells Mollette. He was a resident of Booms Camp for most of his life. His grandmother, Mrs. Emma Mollette, with whom he made his home preceded him in death in 1953. Surviving is his father Fred, Van Lear; one brother Donald Ray, Lexington; one sister, Barbara Lorey, San Diego, California; two step brothers Burns Mollette, David and Bobbie Mollette, Dayton, Ohio. He was the nephew of Lizzie Colvin, THealka; Stella Fletcher, Inez; Burns O and John B. Mollette, Meally; Amanda Holbrook, Paintsville; and Mrs. E. Jay Preston Williamsport. The funeral was held Thursday, April 14, 10 a.m. at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Rev Claude Preston and Rev Dan Fraley officiating. Burial took place in the Mollette Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday April, 20, 1966

   
POWERS, David 1966 David Powers, 81, died at his home in Van Lear, Friday April 1, 11:00 a.m.  He was born to the late Billy and Sissy Collins Powers in Johnson County and was a resident of Van Lear for several years.  He made his occupation as a farmer.  Survivors including his widow, Jennielee Honeycutt Powers are: two daughters, Mrs. Mary Belle Clifton of Van Lear and Mrs. Maggie Hatfield of Jackson, Ohio; four sons, Elzie Powers of Auxier, James Powers of Bayes Br., Ky., Arville Powers of Van Lear; and George Edward Powers of East Point.  Also surviving are 54 grandchildren; 145 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Dan Powers, Dayton, Ohio and Kennell Powers. Funeral services were held Monday, 10:30 a.m. at the home with Rev. James Paul Music officiating, with burial in the Gov't. Removal Cemetery, Auxier, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  4-6-1966

   
PRESTON, Gracie (Childers)
1878-1966
Gracie Preston, age 88, died Friday, April 22, 12:15 p.m. enroute to the hospital after an illness of four and a half years.  Born March 10, 1878 at Ulysses, she was the daughter of Hyden and Mary Borders Childers.  She had been living in Princeton, West Virginia for the past three years and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  The surviving son is Tommy Dalton, King Addition (Paintsville) and daughter Mrs. Edris Hinkle, Princeton, Nine grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren survive her.  Surviving brothers and sister are Mrs. Merdia Davis, Frank and Harmon Childers, all of Richardson.  The funeral was conducted Sunday, April 24, 11 a.m. at the New Mount Zion United Baptist Church, Richardson, with Arnie Murray, Glenn Arrowood, and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was held in the Childers cemetery at Richardson under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville  Herald  Wednesday  4-27-1966

   
SUBLETT, Lode (Webb)
1877-1966
Mrs. Lode Sublett, age 83, died Friday, April 29, 3:15 a.m. at the home of her daughter,  Fannie Allen in Allen, after a brief illness.  Born October 7, 1877, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Jasper and Manervah Hannah Webb.  She had been living at Allen for the past three years and was a member of the Methodist Church.  Her husband, the late Jay Sublett, Sr. preceded her in death in 1905. Survivors include a son, Albin, Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Allen, one grandchild, and five great grandchildren.  The funeral was conducted Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Richard Williams and Lowell Webb officiating.  Burial was held in the Stafford Cemetery, Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 4 1966

   
WILLOBY, Myrtle (Meek)
1912-1966
Myrtle Willoby, 53, died Sunday, April 10, 3:30 a.m. in the Lima, Ohio Hospital after a long illness of 13 years.  Born September 1, 1912 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Garfield and Lizzie Ward Meek.  She was a member of the Catholic Church.  Survivors are one brother Eugene Meek, Oregon, Ohio and one sister Mrs. Maxine Ofsowitz of Louisville.  The funeral was held Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountain Chapel with burial in the Chestnut-Garfield Meek Cemetery under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville  Herald Wednesday 4-13-1966
 



MAY - 1966

ADAMS, Thomas C.
1921-1966
Thomas C. Adams, age 45, died Sunday, May 1, at the V.A. Hospital, Lexington after an illness of five years. Born February 14, 1921 in Johnson County, he was the son of Ben Adams and the late Mahala Webb Adams. Formerly of East Point, he was presently living in Lexington, teaching school.  He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include:  five brothers:  Rollie C., Springfield, Ohio; Ronnie J. and Harry B., Dayton, Ohio; James Lee, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina; John D., Skokie, Illinois; and three sisters, Mrs. Ocie Myrtle Wilder, Greenville, South Carolina; Mrs. Elsie Conley, Springfield, Ohio; and Mrs. Pauline VanHoose, Dayton, Ohio., The funeral was held today at 1:30 p.m. at the Jones Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Don Fraley officiating.  Burial was held in the Webb cemetery at Hager Hill. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 4, 1966


BALDWIN, Ray
1897-1966
"FUNERAL TODAY FOR RAY BALDWIN" Ray Baldwin, age 68, died Monday, May 16, 4:15 a.m. at a local hospital following an extended illness. The funeral was conducted today at the Beechwall United Baptist Church with Hammie May, Lonza Reed, and  Prater Blair officiating. Born September 11, 1897, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Wince and Louise Caudill Baldwin. He had been living at Denver, and was formerly a miner.  He was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife who survives him is the former Dicie Hitchcock. Surviving are: three sons; Raymond and James, Troy, Ohio, Mitchell, Leander; four daughters, Mrs. Okie Etchell  Caudill and Mrs. Mary Louise Blair, Denver; Mrs. Thelma Daniels, Carey, Ohio; Mrs. Jewel Spradlin, Leesburg,  Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Blair, Paintsville; and two half-sisters: Mrs. Alma Spradlin, Denver; and May  Baldwin, Oil Springs; and three half-brothers; Marion, Curtis, and Hardy B. Baldwin, Oil Springs. Burial was held in the Baldwin Family Cemetery at Denver under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, May 18, 1966


BLAIR, Norma C. (Ramey)
1891-1966
Mrs. Norma C. Blair, Age 74, Died Monday, May 2, 9:15 A.M. At A Local Hospital After A Short Illness.  The Funeral Was Conducted Today At 1 P.M. At The Cannon Chapel Church, Volga, With Bruce Daniel And John F. Ratliff Officiating.  Burial Was Also Held At Volga In The Family Cemetery. Born November 19, 1891 In Morgan County, She Was The Daughter Of Jeff And Louisa Brown Ramey.  She Had Lived At Volga For Twenty- Five Years And Was A Member Of The Pentecostal Church.  Her Husband Darius Blair Survives Her.  They Had Been Married Fifty-Eight Years. Survivors Include Four Sons; Carl And Bill, Volga: Dow, Hamilton, Ohio; Darius, Jr.. Barnetts Creek; Five Daughters; Mrs. Mae Justice, Virginia, Mrs. Sarah Fairchild And Mrs. Opal Conley, City;  Mrs. Mary Howard, West Van Lear, And Mrs. Gracie Lee Ratliff, Barnetts Creek. Surviving Brothers And Sisters Include Mrs. Plura Crislip, Marysville, Ohio, Mrs. Ethel Lemaster, Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Rena Fairchild, Richmond Dale, Ohio, Mrs. Lydia Stapleton, Volga; Irvin Ramey, Prestonsburg; And Arthur Ramey, Winona Lake, Indiana. Paintsville Funeral Home Was In Charge Of All Arrangements PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 4 1966


DANIEL, Arlie
1901-1966
Arlie Daniel, age 64, died Monday, May 16, 3:30 p.m., at a local hospital here after a brief illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow, 2 p.m., at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church, with Harry Bruce Daniel officiating. Born August 8, 1901, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Harry and Venue Slone Daniel. He had presently been living at Sitka and was a disabled construction worker. His wife, who survives him, is the former Meclita Konus. Surviving are three sons, William Harrison, New Albany, Indiana; Arlie Ormond, Chandlerville; Donald Lewis, Sitka; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Margaret Jean, Sitka; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Moore, Blaine, and Mrs. Loretta Castle, Sitka. Burial will be held in the Daniel Cemetery at Sitka, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 18, 1966


DAVIS, Mary Ann (Castle)
1896-1966
Mary Ann Davis, age 69, died Saturday, May 21, 8:35 a.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. Born June 6, 1896 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lydia Blevins Castle. She had been a lifelong resident of Johnson County, recently residing on Wood Street in Paintsville.  She also was a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Her husband Charles Herbert Davis preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors include; two sons, Herbert Jr., Oscoda, Michigan and Franklin D. Davis, Akron, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Haney and Jacqueline Davis, city; Mrs. Lillian Hudson, Thelma, and a brother Elbert "Buddy" Castle, Sr., city. The funeral was conducted Monday, May 23, ten a.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church on Third Street with Claude Preston, C. C. Hall, and Byron VanHoose officiating. Burial was held in the Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch with in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, May 25, 1966


DAWSON, Polly
1895-1966
Polly Dawson, age 70, died Monday, May 9, at her home after a brief illness. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May 12, 10 a.m., at the Old Friendship Church with John Crum, Nim Sturgill, and O.I. Williams officiating.  Born January 29, 1895 at Williamsport, she was the daughter of Hart and Lizzie Ward Newsom. She had been a resident of Thelma for the past 48 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband who survives her is W.T. Dawson.  They were married at Thelma on January 21, 1909. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Thelma and Mrs. Georgene Maynard, Springfield, Ohio; and a brother Fred Newsom, Waverly, Ohio. Burial was held at the Dawson Cemetery at Thelma with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-18-1966


HITCHCOCK, Larry E.
1930-1966
S/Sgt. Larry E. Hitchcock, 34, Volga, was killed May 5 in West Germany in an auto accident. Mr. Hitchcock was serving with the Army engineers in Germany. Born July 19, 1930, Sgt. Hitchcock was a son of Cecil and Susie Brown Hitchcock of Volga.  He was an Army career man having been in the U.S. Army since 1951 and in Germany since December 1964. Sgt. Hitchcock graduated from Caney College prior to enlisting in the service. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hitchcock, one son Ronnie, age 6 and one daughter Donna Lynn, age 7.  Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ester Gail Brown, Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Hardis Joel Hitchcock, Port Clinton, Ohio and Sardis Hitchcock, Volga. Funeral services were held May 16 in the Cannon Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Music was furnished by the Angus Castle Quartet. Special military services were conducted at the family cemetery at Volga by special Army detachment from Fort Knox. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-19-1965


KIMBLER, Ella (Murray)
1891-1966
Ella Kimbler, age 74, died Sunday, May 29, 2:20 a.m. at home following an extended illness. The funeral was held Tuesday, May 31, 2 p.m. at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyer officiating. Born October 23, 1891 at Kerz, she was the daughter of H. J. and Nannie Clark Murray. She had been a lifelong resident of Sitka and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her first husband Norton Rice preceded her in death in 1945. Her second husband who survives her is Blaine Kimbler.  They were married at Sitka on December 14, 1947. Survivors include two sons; Alton Rice, Sitka and Ora M. Rice, Urbana, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Alma McGinnis, Paintsville; three stepsons Mitchell Kimbler, Sitka, Raymond Kimbler, Paintsville, and Claude Kimbler, Marysville, Ohio; seven step- daughters:  Mrs. Mollie McKenzie, and Mrs. Ruby Miller, Paintsville; Mrs. Madge Murray, Mrs. Flora Hall, Mrs. Shirley Salyer, all of Middletown, Ohio; Mrs. Hermaice Norris, San Diego, California; and Mrs. Lillie Salyer, Sitka. Also surviving are a brother, A. B. Murray, Louisa, and a sister Mrs. Ola Blevins, Sitka, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Sitka with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 2, 1966


LOWERY, William D.
1879-1966
William D. Lowery, age 86, died Tuesday, May 24, 1 p.m. at the Pikeville Hospital after an extended illness.  Born June 26, 1879 in Greenville, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Henry and Laura Barnett Lowery.  He had been a resident of Ashcamp until his death, formerly living at Van Lear.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and had previously worked at a lumber and saw mill.  Surviving are three sons: Woodrow, Ashcamp; William, Belvidere, Illinois; Samuel, Pataskaia, Ohio; three daughters: Mrs. Myrtle Woodruff and Mrs. Wanda McGray, Belvidere, Illinois; Mrs. James Anest, Chuckey, Tennessee; and a brother Robert, Valles Creek, West Virginia. The funeral was conducted Friday, May 27, 11 a.m., at Van Lear Church of Christ with S.C. Hunnicutt officiating.  Burial took place in the Van Lear Club House Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-2-1966


MOLLETT, Elias Stewart
1941-1966
Elias Stewart Mollette, age 24, died Wednesday, May 18 10:30 a.m. after accidently being electrocuted. The funeral was conducted Saturday May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Little friendship United Baptist Church, Boons Camp with Tam Preece, Everett Crum and Nim Sturgill officiating. Born Novemebr 28, 1941 at Boons camp he was the son of James F. and Margie Watson Mollette. He had been a life long resident of Boons Camp. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, James, Geneva, Ohio; Robert at home, Mrs. Rose Music and Mrs. Judy Preston, Wabash Indiana and Patricia at home. Burial was held in the Mollette Cemetery at Boons Camp with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 25, 1966


MURRAY, Loucina (Chandler)
1883-1966
Loucina Murray, age 83, died Saturday, May 28, 3:35 p.m. at a West Liberty hospital after a brief illness. The funeral was held Tuesday, May 31, 11 a.m. at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with burial being held in the Lundy Murray Cemetery at Sitka. Born September 26, 1883, at Chandlerville, she was a daughter of John Henry and Kattie Sparks Chandler. She had been a resident of Sitka for the past 65 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death on August 23, 1964. Survivors include; three sons; Lundy, Sitka; Leslie and James R., both of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. Naomi LeMaster and Mrs. Ester Crislip, Sitka; Mrs. Ruth Daniels, Ashland and a sister, Mrs. Stella Castle, Ashland. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-2-1966


MURRAY, Rebecca Jean (Meade)
1934-1966
Rebecca Jean Murray, age 31, died Saturday, May 7, at the home of Mrs. Willard Murray after a long illness. Born August 29, 1934, in Long, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Willie and Anna Jordan Meade. She had lived at West Van Lear for the past four years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, who survives her is Beverly Murray.  They were married on February 26, 1955, in Paintsville. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly jean, at home and the following brothers and sisters; George Meade, Wyandotte, Michigan, Davis Meade, Fort Lewis, Washington; Willie Meade, Jr., Fort Lee, Virginia; James Cecil Meade, Fort Knox; Thomas and Richard Meade, Whitehouse; Mrs. Edgel Ratliff, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Arlen VanHoose, Kentucky, and Mrs. Paul Wiley, Grove City, Ohio. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 10, 12 noon at the home of Mrs. Willard Murray, Whitehouse, with Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial took place in the Murray Cemetery at Whitehouse under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-18-1966


PRICE, Amanda (Kegley)
1883-1966
Amanda Price, age 82, died Saturday May 21, at a local hospital following an extended illness. Born December 7, 1883, in Elliot County, she was a daughter of the late John and Lydia Webb Kegley. She had resided on Main Street, Paintsville for over 50 years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son Charles Melvin, City and four sisters: Mrs. Vesta reorner, Joliet, Illionois; Mrs. Myrtle Roe, Newfoundland; Mrs. Jenice Whistman, Olive Hill; and Mrs. Lela Lacklin, Magoffin County, also a brother Dock Kegley, Ashland. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, May 24, 1 pm at the Freewill Baptist Church on Third Street with Scott Castle officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Newfoundland under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 25, 1966


PRINCE, Venice (Daniels)
1920-1966
Venice Prince, age 46, died Sunday, May 8, 2:15 p.m. at her home after a short illness. Born April 19, 1920, at Thealka, she was the daughter of Winston and Mary Mandy Estep Daniels. She had lived at Tutor Key for the past 26 years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her surviving husband is Harry Prince.  They were married during December, 1937 in Paintsville. Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Deloris Woods, Washington, D.C. and June Marie, a student at Berea College, Berea; three brothers; Harmon and Charles Daniels, Dayton, Ohio, James Daniels, Waverly, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Lucille Burnett, Lorain, Ohio. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Daniels officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Baker Branch. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 18, 1966


ROSE, Arbie
1885-1966
Arbie Rose, age 81, died Saturday, May 7, 9 p.m. at his home after a short illness. Born January 6, 1885, in Johnson County, he was the son of Ed and Mary Jane Moore Rose, both deceased. His stepmother, Biddie Rose, survives. He was a resident of Flat Gap for the past thirty seven years, working as a farmer. His wife, the former Mattie Salyers, survives him. They were married October 21, 1907. Surviving are five sons: Sandy and Millard, Ashland; Orville, Sunbury, Ohio; Willard, Columbus, Ohio; and Billie Joe, Flat Gap; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Gentry, Lexington and Mrs. Mona Cantrell, Columbus, Ohio; twenty-eight grand children and thirteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers: Roy, Flat Gap; Everett, Ashland; and Charlie, Catlettsburg. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 10, 1 p.m. at the home at Flat Gap with Tommy Bailey and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial took place in the Salyers cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 11 1966


SPEARS, Franccis Marion
1872-1966
Francis Spears Dies At Age 94, Services May 7 Francis Marion Spears, age 94, died Wednesday, May 4, 12 a.m. at his home after a brief illness. Born March 25, 1872, in Floyd County, he was the son of Henry C and Ellen Moles Spears. He had worked as a farmer and lived at Riceville most of his life. His wife, the former Rose Puckett, survives him. His first wife, formerly Jane Hall, is deceased. Surviving are a son Henry, Tiro, Ohio; two step-sons: A.J. Puckett, Kermit West Virginia and Lonza Puckett, Cincinnati, Ohio; and four step-daughters; Mrs. Oma Powers Riceville; Mrs. Ocie Collinsworth, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Flossie Green, Rosenburg, Texas. Also surviving are a sister Mrs. Sarah Rice Lackey, and two brothers W.M. Carey, Ohio, and Jerry, West Van Lear. The funeral was conducted Saturday May 7. 11 a.m. at the Riceville Free Will Baptist Church with Scott Castle and Charles Stapleton officiating. The Rock House Quartet provided the singing. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Riceville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday May 11 1966


VANHOOSE, Eugene
1966
Eugene VanHoose Dies May 20, In Virginia Eugene E. VanHoose of 3911 Annandale Road, Annandale, Virginia, died Friday, May 20, at Doctor's Hospital, Washington, D.C. He was the husband of Jessie L. VanHoose, father of Lewis E. VanHoose, brother of Mrs. Maude Rice, Paintsville, Mrs. Eva Clay, River, and Mrs. Gegie Gish, Ashland. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Julia Ann, Sally Jane, and Margaret Lynn VanHoose. Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, 2 p.m. at the Ives Funeral Home, Arlington, Va. Interment took place at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 5-25-1966


WRIGHT, Carl J.
1903-1966
Carl J. Wright, age 62, died Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 p.m., at home after an apparent heart attack. Born June 22, 1903, at Flat Fork, he was the son of Oscar and Mary Ealey Wright. He had been residing at Thelma for nearly a year. Survivors include four sons, Johnnie, Thelma; Samuel, Earnest and Hassel, Salyersville; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Auxier, Salyersville, and Lena Wright, Lakeville; also two sisters, Mrs. Lenard (?) McCarty, Jackson, Ohio, and Mrs. Dave McCarty, Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 20, 2 p.m., at the Flat Fork Free Will Baptist Church, with burial held at the Slone Cemetery, Flat Fork, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 1966


WEBB, Agnes (Conley)
1900-1966
Agnes Webb, age 66, died Friday, May 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, West Virginia, after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 23, 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with John Crum and Elza Banks officiating. Born February 11, 1900 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late W. J. and Harriet Spears Conley. She had been a lifelong resident of Johnson County, recently residing at Paintsville.  She was also a member of the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Her husband, the late Haskell Webb, preceded her in death August 25, 1964. Surviving are two sons:  John Charles, Dayton and Fred R., Paintsville; five daughters: Mrs. Roberta Ebling, Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Pauline Grim, Paintsville; Mrs. Ernestine Fitch, Williamson, West Virginia; Mrs. Louise Rice and Mrs. Maurine Castle, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are a brother George Conley, Cincinnati, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. George Messer, Stacy, Virginia and Mrs. Clyde Fields, Dayton, Ohio. Burial was held in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 25, 1966



JUNE - 1966

ADAMS, Frank
1901-1966
"DENVER RESIDENT FRANK ADAMS, 65, DIES MONDAY" Frank Adams, age 65, died Monday, June 6, 2 p.m. enroute to a local hospital. The funeral will be held tomorrow 1 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Born May 2, 1901 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late John Adams.  His mother, the former Jencie Caudill  survives him.   He had presently been residing at Denver, and was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad. His wife the former Golda Frazier also survives him. In addition are a son, Ralph, Walbridge, Ohio; two daughters,  Mrs. Frances Witten, Paintsville; Irene, Denver; three grandchildren and a brother Miles, Denver. Burial will be held in the family cemetery at Denver. NOTE: Frank Adams is now buried at Johnson County Memorial Cemetery Paintsville Herald Wednesday, June 8, 1966

   
ARCHER, Dr James W.
1966
Dr. James W. Archer, 54, prominent physician and well known Eastern Kentuckian, died suddenly Tuesday after becoming ill while on duty at the Paintsville Hospital here. Dr. Archer had gone home and was under treatment when he was fatally stricken by an apparent coronary attack. He was the son of Fannie Auxier Archer and the late Dr. Ernest E. Archer, one of the founders of the Paintsville Hospital. A graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, he received his academic degree at the University of Kentucky and his medical degree at the University of Louisville.  After interning in Oklahoma City, he returned to Paintsville and began his practice here.  He was a member of Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, an advisor to the State Selective Service Board, an officer in the General Practitioners Association and a member of Paintsville’s Citizens Advisory Committee. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Stapleton Archer, a daughter, Mrs. C.W. Jenkins of Fairborn, Ohio and a son Jerry Archer, with the Kentucky State Police in Frankfort. Also surviving are his brother, Dr. George P. Archer, mayor of Prestonsburg, and three sisters; Mrs. T. L. Roberts of Vero Beach Florida, Mrs. J. H. Rapier of Paintsville, and Mrs. Robert F. Conley of Louisville. Funeral services are to be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., at May Memorial Church with Rev. Leslie M. Rogers officiating. The body will lie in state at the church prior to services. Burial will follow in Richmond cemetery. The Jones Preston funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-29-1966

   
COX, Martha Jane
1904-1966
Martha Jane Cox, age 62, died Thursday, June 2, 6 a.m. at the home of a brother, Martin, Elna, Kentucky after an extended illness. Born August 25, 1904 in Morghan County, she was the daughter of James and Alice Fyffe Cox. She had been a lifelong resident of Elna, where she was also a member of Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include three brothers’ Thurman and Martin, Elna Robert, Ironton, Ohio and two sisters Ora Cox, West Liberty, and Mrs. Bessie Pemberton, Coal Grove, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. at the Red Bush Enterperise Baptist Church with John Pelfreyu and Lowell Fyffe officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Elna, with the Jones Preston Funeral in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-8-1966

   
ESTEP, Joel
1912-1966
 "Joel Estep, 54 Dies June 6 in Ohio" Joel Estep, age 54, died Monday morning, June 6, at his home in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, after and extended illness. Born January 11, 1912, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ben and Maude Stambaugh Estep. He had been a resident of Mechanicsburg; for the past 16 years, and was a member of the Springfield Enterprise Baptist Church. He had been employed as a mechanic at Barr Brothers Co. in Springfield. His wife who survives his is the former Oma Vanhoose. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Darvin and Bennie Estep, and a daughter Mrs. Betty Jo Rodgers, all of Mechanicsburg. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ada Hyslop, Lexington, Nebraska; Mrs. Margaret Vanhoose, Brooksfiedl, Ohio and three brothers Omerm, Glendale Arizona, Dewitt, Frankfort; and Edgar, Mechanicsburg. The funeral was held Wednesday June 8, 2 p.m. at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with James Vanhoose, Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was held in the Estep cemetery at Sitka with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-15-1966

   
GILBERT, Edith (Watson)
1903-1966
Edith Gilbert, age 63, died Thursday, June 2, 6 p.m. at a local hos- pital after an extended illness. The funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. S. C. Honeycutt officiating. Born February 27, 1903 in Brown County, Ohio she was the daughter of the late E. L. and Etta Hauck Watson. She had recently been living at Auxier where she had been a resident for 52 years.  She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband who survives her is Emery Gilbert.  Additional survivors include a son John Talmadge, U. S. Air Force, Alaska, a sister; Mrs. Ora Curnette, Auxier and a brother, Dolpha Watson, Cleveland, Ohio. Burial was held in the Auxier cemetery with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, 6-8-1966

   
HUBBARD, Jack
1909-1966
Jack Hubbard, 56, Dies July 9 In Dayton Hospital Jack Hubbard, age 56, died Saturday, July 9, after an extended illness in the Veteran's Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Born November 6, 1909 in Pike County, he was a son of the late L. C. and Dora Bickford Hubbard. He had lived in Ada, Ohio for the past ten years, formerly residing at Auxier. He was employed with the O.K. Manufacturing Co. His wife who survives is the former Jackie Hopson.  They were married on March 7, 1944. Survivors in addition to his widow are a son, James G. Napier, Ada, Ohio; five brothers, Charles, Raleigh, North Carolina; William, Theodore and clifford, Cleveland, Ohio; and John Paul, Auxier; four sisters, Mrs. Wm. L. Wells, Auxier; Mrs. Charles Trivette, Virgie; Mrs. Olive Donovan, Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. C. L. Kephart, Hagerstown, Md. He is also survived by one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 12 at the Auxier Methodist Church with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Auxier with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUL. 13, 1966

   
MEEK, Stewart Grover
1939-1966
Stewart Grover Meek, age 27, died Monday night, May 2 following an automobile accident near Gibsonsburg, Ohio. The funeral was conducted Thursday, May5, 1 p.m. at the Chestnut Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Born January 14, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of Herbert and Mattie Boyd Meek. He had resided in Detroit, Michigan, the past six months, employed there as a welder. His wife who survives him is the former Sharlene Ward. Surviving daughters are Patricia Ann, Tammy Lynn, and Tinia Gaye, all at their home at Whitehouse. Surviving brothers and sisters include Willa Faye Mollett, River; Millard Annen, Detroit, Michigan; Connie Sue Rowland, Whitehouse; and Joan, Herbert Jr., and David, Whitehouse. Burial was held in the Meek Cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 11, 1966

   
MELVIN, George
1902-1966
George Melvin, age 64, died Tuesday, June 7, 9 p.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness.  The funeral was conducted Friday June 10, 2 p.m. at the Jones- Preston Funeral Home with James Paul Music officiating.  Born February 8, 1902 in Johnson County he was the son of the late John and Ida Stafford Melvin.  He had been a life long resident of Paintsville.  His wife who survives is the former Ethel Blair.  Survivors include a son George, Jr. Besser City, La., a daughter Mrs. Georgia Mae Morner, Denver, Colorado, a step son James Colvin, Hager Hill, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Janet Jones, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs Betty Daniels, Thealka. Additional survivors include the following five brothers; Willie, Ray, Ralph and Jimmy, Paintsville and Clarence, Winchester, and two sisters, Mrs. Addie Price, Paintsville and Mrs. Edgar VanHoose, Louisa.  Burial was held in the Mayo cemetery at Paintsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday -6-15-1966

MORRISON, Mrs. J.L. (Gentry)
1966
"Mother Dies in Danville, June 1" Mrs. J. L. Morrison, 77, formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday June 1, at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital, Danville, after a long illness. A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late R. E. and Mary L. White Gentry.  She had lived in Lexington for most of her life and was a member of the Southside Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Tanner, Danville; two sons, Ray Morrison, Lexington, and Joe Alvin Morrison, Paintsville; two brothers, William L. Gentry, Harrodsburg, and Hood Gentry, Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Robert F. Byron, Lexington; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, June 3, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial took place in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-8-1966

   
OSBORNE, James
1926-1966
James Osborne Burial Held at Sitka, July 4 James Edward Osborne, age 39, died Wednesday, June 29, 4 p.m. at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Born November 26, 1926, at Wheelerwright, he was the son of Calvin and Vannie Estep Osborne, Sitka. He had recently been residing in Detroit, Michigan. Survivors include 4 sisters; Mrs. Mildred LeMaster, Mrs. Lorene Salyers, and Mrs. Nancy Caudill, all of Sitka and Mrs. Louise VanHoose, Columbus, Ohio. The funeral services were conducted at the home of the parents with Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniels and Edward Salyer officiating. Burial was held in the Osborne cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-7-1966

   
POWELL, William Colley
1891-1966
William Colley Powell died Monday, June 20, at a Cambridge, New York hospital following a brief illness. Born June 21, 1891 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Kate Colley Powell. He had been residing in Salem, New York, for several years.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post 812 at Salem. Mr. Powell was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. His wife who survives him is the former Beatrice Morris. Survivors in addition to his widow are a sister, Mrs. C. F. Kirk and a brother, Glenn Powell, both of Paintsville. Also surviving are two nieces Mrs. W. B. Hazelrigg, City, and Mrs. Frank Kley, Springfield, Va.  Two Nephews, Dr. Glenn R. Powell and K. B. Williams, City. The funeral was held Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. James E. Wallace officiating.  Active pallbearers were Jim Williams, Scott Craft, Jack Joseph, Otto Baldridge, Jr., G. C. Meade and Arnold Wells. Honorary pallbearers included Leroy Slone, Dr. A. D. Slone, Dan Wheeler, Russell Hager, I. R. Arrowood, Dr. Paul B. Hall, Marvin Atkinson, G. H. Rice and Harry LaViers. Burial was held in the Mayo cemetery at Paintsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 29, 1966

PRESTON, Elizabeth (VanHoose)
1874-1966
Mrs. Elizabeth Preston, age 91, died Saturday, June 18, 1:25 a.m. at Ashland. The funeral was held Monday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with F. F. Rigsby and Elzie Banks officiating. Born September 3, 1874 at Nippa, she was the daughter of Nathan and Lydia Pelphrey VanHoose. She had been a resident of Ashland for the past seven years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Ed Preston, preceded her in death on March 20, 1949. Survivors include one son, Herbert, Nippa and a foster son, Willard Lowe of Jacksonville, Florida; three daughters; Mrs. Sophia Wheeler, Ashland; Mrs. May Preston, Urbana, Ohio; and Mrs. Maltia Johnson, Hanover, Indiana; twenty grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren Burial was in the Preston cemetery at River under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 22, 1966

   
PRICE, Clarence G.
1888-1966
Clarence G. Price, age 78, died Thursday, June 2, 2:30 pm at the Paintsville Clinic after an apparent stroke. The funeral was conducted Sunday, June 5, 2pm at the United Baptist Church with O.I. Williams, Elzie Banks, and F.F. Rigsby officiating. Born January 15, 1888 at Meally, he was the son of N.K. and Jenny Preston Price. He had been a resident of West Van Lear for the past 23 years, retiring as a miner and was also a member of the United Baptist Church. His first wife who preceded him in death on May 28, 1929 was the former Mary Hall. His second wife, formerly Evelyn Williams Crothers also preceded him in death on January 9, 1962. Surviving are a son, Cleburn; five step-sons: Thomas N. Crothers, West Van Lear; Robert Crothers, Santa Barbara, Callifornia; William & Danny L. Crothers, Jackson, Ohio; James Burdsal, Pikeville; two daughters: Mrs. Pauline McCoart and Mrs. Chola Lee Crothers, West Van Lear; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Turner Williamson, West Virginia; Jesse, N.K., Jr., and Jack, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Wiley, Patriot, Ohio; Jonah, Catlettsburg; Mrs. Ann Blankenship, Warsaw, Indiana and Mrs. Lula Smith, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 8, 1966

   
RATLIFF, Lurie (Hannah)
1912-1966
Mrs. Lurie Ratliff, age 54, died Thursday, June 9 in the Dayton Ohio Hospital after a brief illness. The funeral was conducted Monday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Born March 26, 1912 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Walter and Verna Rivers Hannah. She had been a resident of Dayton for years. Her husband who survives her is Virgil W. Ratliff. Additional survivors include three daughters Mrs. Betty Blessing, Mrs. Leona _____ and Judith Ratliff all of Dayton, Ohio and two sisters Mrs. Ada Spence, Leander; Mrs. Shirley Robinson, Columbus Ohio and two brothers Marvin and Myron T. Hannah, Leander. Burial was held in the Warren Ratliff Cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 15, 1966

   
SALYER, Virgie Lee (Stambaugh)
1919-1966
Virgie Lee Salyer, age 47, died Thursday, June 30, 4:30 p.m. at the Paintsville Clinic. Born June 13, 1919 at Sitka, she was the daughter of Bruce and Lizzie Wheeler Stambaugh, both of whom survive. She had been a life long resident of Sitka.  Her husband Russell Salyer also survives. Additional survivors include a son, David, and daughter, Lana Kaye, both at home; three brothers; Harold, Ashland; Howard, Sitka; and Herschell, Portsmouth, Ohio. The funeral was held at Sitka, Sunday, July 3, 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ with Hoer Picklesimer, Jr. and Charles Saunders officiating.  Music was provided by the Rice Quartet. Pallbearers were: Bryan “Peck Rice, James Roy Fannin, James Wheeler, Marvin Ratliff, Russell Lee Lemaster and Jimmy Green. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Sitka with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 7, 1966

   
SPRADLIN, Shay
1907-1966
Shay Spradlin, age 58, died Wednesday, June 1, 8:15 p.m. at his home in Piketon, Ohio after a sudden illness. Born July 1, 1907 in Win, Ky., he was the son of the late Andrew and Ellen Cantrell Spradlin. He had been employed as a merchant in Piketon. His wife who survives him is the former Jewell Tackett. Survivors include a daughter <rs. Wilma Wooldridge, Piketon, two sisters Mrs. Alta Sayler, dayton Ohio; Mrs Lennie Lemaster, Manila and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m. at the Fish Trap united baptist Church with Oscar McCarty, Lonza Reed and John Pelphrey officiating. Pallbearers were Leon Lemaster, Harold Lemaster, Willis Sayler, Edd Pendleton, Don watson, Rudolph Blanton and Lonnie B. McKenzie. Burial too place in the family cemetery at Winn with the Paintsville Funeral in charge of arrangements. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 8, 1966

   
STAFFORD, Charles
1933-1966
Charles Stafford, age 33, died Sunday, June 19, in Union, Ohio. Born September 5, 1933, he was the son of the late Burl Stafford.  His mother, Fannie Stafford, survives. His wife, the former Joanna Humfrey, survives. Additional survivors include a son, Charles; three daughters, Judy, Joni, and Charla; four brothers, Burl, Muncie, Indiana; Paul, Indianapolis, Indiana; Albert, Vandalier, Ohio and Everett, Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Geaie Shipley, Gallatin, Tennessee and Mrs. Pauline Burton, Thealka. He had survived four years in the Air Force. The funeral was held Tuesday, June 21, 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Union Church with Jerry Locker officiating.  The Randolph American Legion served as pallbearers. Burial was held at the Polk Grove cemetery at Union, Ohio. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  July 7, 1966

   
STOUT, Josephine (Pelphrey)
1919-1966
Mrs. Josephine Pelphrey Stout, 46, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Pelphrey of Paintsville, died Tuesday morning in Kings Daughters Hospital at Madison, Indiana. Mrs. Stout had been seriously ill for many months.  Born September 5, 1919, in Johnson County, she was residing at Carrollton, Kentucky, at the time of her death. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Joe Stout, a son, Jimmy John Stout, and four daughters; Mrs. William Waits of Louisville, Loralene, Vicki Jo and Mary Robins, all of Carrollton.  Also surviving is a brother, James H. Pelfrey, Jr. of Morehead.  The body will be taken to the home of her parents, at 320 Third Street, on Thursday evening.  Friends may call at the home after 5 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, June 17, at the Paintsville United Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at the family cemetery  at Barnetts Creek, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 1966

  
WALTERS, Clark F.
1887-1966
Clark F. Walters, 78, city treasurer and former city councilman, died Monday evening in a Paintsville hospital after apparently suffering a heart attack.  A retired supervisor for Standard Oil Company, he was the son of the late George N. and Mariah Louise King Walters, and a life long resident of Johnson County.  Services were held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery.  Mr. Walters was born July 18, 1887.  He was married December 24, 1912, to Hattie (Blair) Walters, who survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Louise Stockdale, and Mrs. Robert Kazee, of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Curt Thacker, of Louisa.  A brother, charlie Walters, of Paintsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Ray of Huntington, Mrs. Dallas Ashe of Portsmouth and Mrs. Ethel Chester of Ashland, all survive.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 2 1966

   
WILLIAMS, Louis O.
1867-1966
Lewis O. Williams, age 99, died Wednesday, June 22, at a local hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 25, 10:30a.m. at The Litteral Fork United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed officiating. Born March 23, 1867, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late John L. and Martha Pelphrey Williams.  He had been living at Flat Fork and was a member of the Litteral Fork United Baptist Church. He was also a former postmaster of the Flat Fork Post Office.  His wife. the former Ann Cantrell, preceded him in death in 1956. Four grandsons survive: Clay, Flat Fork; Lloyd, Paintsville; Estill, columbus, Ohio and Elmer, Plymouth Indiana.  Burial was held at Flat Fork in the Williams family cemetery under of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 29 1966


WRIGHT, Gary
1966
Corporal Gary Wright, 19, formerly of Paintsville, was killed Saturday in Viet Nam. The Marine corporal, whose grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Wright, lives at Keaton, is the son of Blucher and Florence Wellman Wright, now living in Michigan. Wright had been in the Marine Corps for a year. Survivors include a brother, Kenneth, and a sister, Linda Lee, both at home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Wellman, of Louisa. The family had lived at Blaine before moving to Michigan.  The body will be returned to the Young Funeral Home in Louisa.  No arrangements have yet been made. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 8, 1966



JULY - 1966

BAYES, Mark L.
1890-1966
Mark L. Bayes, age 75, died Tuesday, July 12 1966, 8:10 p.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 15, 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Lonza Reed and Lloyd Williams officiating. Born October 4 1890 in Johnson County, he was the son of J.J. Bayes and Katheryn Fairchild. He was presently residing at Turner Branch. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Ashland Oil and Refining Company. His wife who survives is the former MArtha Cochran. Additional survivors include; two sons, Clarence P., of Irvin and Glenn E. Louisville; three grandchildren; four sisters; Mrs. Sina Fairchild, Oil Springs; Mrs. Julia Salyers, Flat GAp; Mrs. Minnie Long, Fairborn, Ohio; and Mrs. Devia Conley, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; four brothers, Dord, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; John, Harrisburg, Ohio; Moody, Catlettsburg and Prentis, Oil Springs. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Hamilton, Ernie Honeycutt, Callie Joseph, Maerdie Pickle, James S. Trimble, Carl Fraim, Doug McClure, Foster Frazier, Roy Ross and Chat Mahan. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.20 1966

   
BLAIR, Walter
1914-1966
Walter Blair, age 51, dies Sunday afternoon, July 3, 1966, at his home in Columbus, Oh. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Jul.6, 10 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Born Aug. 23, 1914 in Johnson County, he was a son of Green and Mary Jackson Blair. Surviving are two sons: George and Robert, both of Columbus; a brother Frank, Columbus five sisters: Mrs. Ruby Hamilton, Thealka; Mrs L.G. Stambaugh; Paintsville; Mrs Huey Flannagan; Columbus, Oh; Mrs. Melvin Roberts, Springfield, OH, and Mrs. JR. Cantrell, Thelma. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.7 1966

    CASTLE, Mark
1966-1966
Mark Castle, one day old, died Monday, July 4, at a hospital in Mount Gilead, Ohio.  He was the infant son of  Douglas and Beatrice Campbell Castle. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Carl Thomas, Alex and Addie Katherine Castle, all of Mount  Gilead, Ohio. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, July 5, 12 noon at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Charles Stapleton  officiating. Burial was held in the Nancy Castle Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.  NOTE: This cemetery is also known as the Clark Castle Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Thursday, July 7, 1966

    
CRAFT, Charley Sr.
1879-1966
Charley Craft., Sr. age 87. died Thursday at his home at Meally. Born April 16, 1879 in Magoffin County, he was a son of the late Bill and Mary Craft. He had been a resident of Meally for several years and a member of the Church of Christ. He also was a retired miner. Survivors include three sons, Dewey, Denver, and Charley Jr.; all of Meally; three daughters; Ada Craft and Mrs. William Short of Meally and Mrs. Mitchell Salyer of Ashland. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. at the home with J.H. Short and Cletus Davis officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-3-1966

   
GRIM, Foster
1893-1966
Foster Grim, age 73, died Saturday, July 23, 9:10 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital after an apparent heart attack. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. at the George’s Creek United Baptist Church, Lowmansville with Johnny King, Lonza Reed, and Charley Mackney officiating. Born February 19, 1893, he was the son of John and Hester Daniel Grim. He had been a resident of Stambaugh for the past 55 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His surviving wife is the former Mollie McClure. They were married August 28, 1912 at Lomansville. Additional survivors include two sons: Mitchell of Lackey and Carson of Wittensville; three daughters: Mrs. Gusta Daniel, Lowmansville, Mrs. Robert Daniel and Mrs. Naomi Stapleton, both of Prestonsburg; two brothers: Walter of Louisa and Johnny of Bonanza and two sisters: Mrs. Virgie Castle, Lowmansville and Mrs. Sarah Chandler, Westwood. Burial took place in the Grim cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 27 1966

   
HONEYCUTT, S.C.
1893-1966
S.C. Honeycutt, age 73, died Friday , July 8, at a local hospital following a brief illness. The funeral was held Sunday, July 10 2:30 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman , J. H. Short and Bill Ford officiating. Born March 4, 1893 in Johnson County he was the son of the late Nathan and Manda Hitchcock Honeycutt. He had been residing at West Van Lear, formerly of Auxier, and was minister of the Church of Christ . His wife who survives is the former Angie Wells . Additional survivors include two sons, Vernon , Ashland and Franklin, Prestonsburg; two daughtersMrs, Norman Sturgill , Harold and Mrs. Paul Mason, Fleming, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren . Surviving sisters include Mrs. Bertha Collins, Auxier ; Mrs. Belle Webb, South Shore and Mrs. Mary Wells, Huntington, West Virginia; Mrs Cora L. Wells, Van Lear and Virgie Phelps, West Van Lear ; two half brothers Sampson and Robert Honeycutt, Detroit, Michigan and two half sisters Mrs. Marma Perry from West Virginia and Mrs. Nora Delong , Van Lear. Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-13-1966

    
KING, Johnny
1944-1966
Johnny King, age 21, died Sunday July 10, in Chelsea, Oklahoma.  Born October 26, 1944 at Staffordsville, he was the son of the late James King.  His mother, the former Gloria Ann Hitchcock Dunham survives. He had presently been residing at Collinsville, Oklahoma. Survivors include the following brothers and sisters:  Donna Sue Dunham,  Dianna Dunham, Darris Ferguson, and David King, all of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Music was provided by the Staffordsville Quartet. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 20, 1966

    
MCCARTY, Nora (Curtis)
1907-1966
Nora Curtis McCarty, age 54, died yesterday July 19, 7:30 a.m. at her home in Manila. Born September 19, 1907 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Johnny and Mary McCarty Curtis. She was a life long resident of Manila and a member of the United baptist Church. Her husband Halleck McCarty survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Burl, Hager Hill; Walter Earl and Joe of Springfield, Ohio; three daughters; Maxine McCarty, Mrs. Mary Ward, and Mrs. Helen Lemaster, all of Manila. Two brothers survive, Walter Manila and Flem Curtid, Staffordsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. at the Low Gap United baptist Church, Manila, with Lonza and Arnold reed officiating. Burial will take place at the family cemetery in Manila under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 20, 1966

   
PRESTON, Ernest
1966
Ernest Preston, age 85, died Monday July 18, 10:30 p.m. at his home after a long illness.  Born June 25, 1881 at Boons Camp, he was a son of Eliphus and Elizabeth Ward Preston. He had been a resident of West Van Lear for the past six years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife who survives is the former Buna V. Daniels.  They were married on December 12, 1906 at Boons Camp. Additional survivors include two sons, Herman Elmon of Barnesville, Ohio and Ernest Eldon of Springfield, Ohio; a daughter Mrs. Ruth Eloise Young, Flint, Michigan, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a brother, Ballard of Boons Camp. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 20, 2 p.m. at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church, Williamsport with Flem, Glen and Leonard Arrowood officiating. Interment followed in the Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 27, 1966

   
PRESTON, Howard P.
1910-1966
Howard P. Preston, 56, of Ashland, was dead on arrival at an Ashland hospital at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. Born April 25, 1910, he was a son of the late Daniel and Molly May Preston and had resided in Ashland for the past twenty two years.  He was an operator at the Ashland Oil and Refining Co's No. 2 plant.  Mr. Preston was a member of the First Methodist Church and Ashland Lodge No. 350 B.P.O. Elks.  Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mabel Caudill Preston; four sisters, Mrs. Herbert Wheeler and Mrs. Carson D. Davis of Ashland; Mrs. E. F. Harrison and Mrs. Henrietta Preston of Pikeville; one brother, Paul Preston of Shreveport, La.  Mr. Preston was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Lucy Wells of Paintsville and the son-in-law of Mrs. Rose E. Caudill of Van Lear.  Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, July 15, at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland, by the Rev. Kenneth Holbrook.  Burial with graveside rights, was in the Preston Cemetery at Paintsville.  Paulbearers were, James Pickrell, Bill Delaney, Jack Fossom, Woodford Henry, Dick Sweet and Proctor Haller.  Honorary pallbearers were the operators of Ashland Oil and Refining Co. Paintsville Herald Wednesday -7-20-1966

   
PRESTON, Willie L.
1882-1966
Willie L. Preston, Sr., age 84, died Wednesday, July 6, 1:25 a.m., at the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 8, 1:30 p.m., at the Thelma schoolhouse, with Arthur Preece and Nim Sturgill officiating. Born January 23, 1882, at Thelma, he was a son of William S. and Nancy Jane Francis Preston. He had been a lifelong resident of Thelma. Survivors include three sons, Donnis and Ochel, Thelma, and Willie, Jr., River; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Preston, Thelma; Mrs. Sarah Jane Ward, River, and Mrs. Ruth Turner, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was held in the Preston Cemetery at Thelma under direction of the Preston Funeral Home PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 1966

   
PRICE, Clifford
1928-1966
Clifford Price, age 37, died Saturday, July 16, 1:00 am at the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, 11 am at the Thelma School with Buel Ferguson and Tom Sammons officiating. Born October 25, 1928 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Green and Gertrude Fannin Price. He had been a life long resident of Thelma, a member of the Thelma Sportsman Club, and was an employee of the RECC. His widow is the former Mary Ferguson. Additional survivors include two daughters, Yvonne and Gail, both at home; two brothers, Cam, Amarillo, Texas and Carl, Thelma; three sisters; Mrs. Neva Lee Franklin, Paintsville, Mrs. Eula Castle and Mrs. Essa Jean Fraley, Thelma. Burial was held in the Price family cemetery at Thelma with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 20, 1966

   
PRICE, John C.
1907-1966
John C. Price, age 58, died Friday, July 15, 2:30 pm at a Lexington hospital. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 18, 2 pm, at the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. C.C. Hall and Tommie Reynolds officiating. Born October 7, 1907 at Van Lear, he was a son of Martin L. and Reba Davis Price. Surviving are four brothers and a sister: Luther, Morehead; Eddie, Dayton, Ohio; Elmer, Paintsville; Cecil, Meally; and Nora Price, Paintsville. Burial was held in the Johnson Cemetery at Thelma with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 20, 1966

  
SALYERS, Harvey
1891-1966
Harvey Salyers, age 71, died Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. at a local hospital. Born November 9, 1891 in Johnson County, he was a son of James Henry and Rebecca Litteral Salyers. He had been living at Denver and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His widow, Vertrice Salyers, survives. Survivors are six sons: Herschell Weelersburg, Ohio; George, Harry, Jr. and Prentis all of Denver; Shafter, Staffordsville; Burlin, Barnetts Creek; four daughters: Mrs. Gladys Riggs, Chillicothe, Ohio; Mrs. Loretta Blanton, Oil Springs; Mrs. Alice Ward, Jackson, Michigan and Mrs. Julia Blair, Denver. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Beecher, Erwin, Ohio; Deedie, Dayton; Cassie Blevins, carydon; Hazel Hall, Delaware, Ohio and Ethel Mae Salyers, West Liberty. The funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. at the Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander, with James Blair and Millard O'Brien officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUL. 20, 1966

   
SPRATT, Dorothy
1966
Dorothy Spratt Dies July 10 in Maryland Dorothy Spratt of 3901 Elby St., Wheaton, Md died Sunday, July 10. She was the wife of Roland G. Spratt; mother of David R., Darrell L., Dana K., and Joyce L. Spratt; a daughter of Pearl and the late Harrison DeLong and a sister of Henry J. Delong and Marguerite Kascle. The Tyson Wheeler Funeral Home of Rockville, Maryland was in charge of all of the arrangements. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 14, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Arlington National Cemetery. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 3, 1966

   
WILLIAMS, Milford
1966
Milford Williams, 59, of Portsmouth, Ohio suffered a fatal heart attack early Friday morning, July 1, while at work at a Portsmouth steel mill, where he had been employed for a number of years.  He was born in Johnson County and was married to the former Golda Stinson, of Flat Gap, who survives.  Also surviving are one son, Gene Williams of Chicago, Ill., two daughters, Peggy Ann Yuenger and Doris June Shelpmar of Portsmouth.  His mother, Anna Williams, two brothers and five sisters also survive.  He was the nephew of Mrs. Labe Pelphrey of Paintsville.  Attending the funeral which was held in Portsmouth on Sunday, July 3, were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Salyer and daughter, Mrs. Charles W. Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Stinson and Greta Stinson. Paintsville Herald Wednesday -7-7-1966



AUGUST - 1966

BASS, W. P.
1966
"RAILROAD MAN DIED MONDAY" W.P. Bass, C&O Agent At Van Lear Died After Operation W.P. Bass, C&O Agent at van Lear, died at the Paintsville Hospital Monday after undergoing an operation for gallstones. He was stricken Friday and was removed to the local hospital. Mr. Bass was a prominent citizen with many friends and had resided in Van Lear for several years. He was well known thru-out this section and his passing will be regretted by a large circle of friends. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Martha, and one son Palmer. Funeral services were held in the Missionary Baptist Church at Paintsville Tuesday afternoon in charge of the pastor Rev. R. Lee James. The remains were taken to Huntington, W. Va., for burial. The Paintsville Herald Thursday August 28, 1966

    
BOYD, Charles Randall
1950-1966
Charles Randall Boyd, age 16 died Tuesday, August 16, 7 a.m. at the St. Joseph infirmary, Louisville after an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 19, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. James E. Wallace officiating.  Boyd was the son of Frank Sherman and Hazel Blanton Boyd and was born July 26, 1950 in Louisville where he spent his lifetime.  Survivors in addition to his parents include three brothers Gary and James of Greenville, Indiana and Dale of Louisville.  Burial took place in the Jayne cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Donald Colvin, Billy Caudill, Bobby Blanton, Rodney Blanton, Jim Bob Pack, and Earl Tackett. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-24-1966

   
BOYD, Timothy
1962-1966
Timothy Boyd, age 4, died Sunday, August 21, at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland following a brief illness.  The funeral was conducted Tuesday, August 23, 11 a.m. at the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. Born April 6, 1962 at Ironton, Ohio he was the son of George Herman and Jessie Moore Boyd.  He spent his lifetime at Ashland and was a member of the Free Will Baptist church.  A brother and sister survive, Anthony Joe and Terri Lynn, both of Ashland. Paternal grandparents are Howard Boy, Ashland, and Mabel Boyd of Wittensville and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Daniel of Meally.  Burial took place in the Borders cemetery at River under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wed. 8-24-1966

   
BROWN, Edward
1914-1966
Edward Brown, age 52, died Wednesday, August 31, at 10:50 a.m. at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington following a brief illness.  Brown was born on August 21, 1914 in Morgan County, a son of Wallace and Angie Hill Brown.  He had been residing in Ashland and was a veteran of World War ll.  Survivors include his two brothers, Ernest of Red Bush and Arthur H. of Paintsville, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Coldiron of Lunchburg, Ohio.  The funeral was held on Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m at the Paint Valley Church of Relief with Rev. John Pelphrey officiating. Burial took place in the Brown Cemetery at Relief under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wed. 9-7-1966

   
BROWN, Hettie (Pace)
1892-1966
Hettie Brown, age 74, widow of Tom Brown, died Tuesday, August 2, at the Paintsville Clinic. Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville with Rev. Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster officiating. Born April 6, 1892 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Will Pace, Wenatchee, Washington and Mary Patrick of Magoffin County, both deceased. She had lived in Johnson Coutny for many years and was a member at the United Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Malcolm Jackson of Conley, Mrs. Hurshel Blanton, Charleston W.Va., Mrs. James Carroll, Paintsville and Mrs. Curt Bailet, Rochester, Ind. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch with arrangements by the Caudill Funeral Home of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 17, 1966

   
CONLEY, Hayden
1875-1966
Hayden Conley, age 90, died Sunday, August 14, 1:30 a.m. after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m. at the First Church of God in Paintsville with Mose Kitchen officiating. Born December 10, 1875 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Hiram and Mary Ann Estep Conley. He had been a life long county resident, formerly residing at East Point (Lick Fork). He was a retired carpenter and also a member of the Paintsville Lodge 381 F & M. His wife the late Kate Conley preceded him in death on April 25, 1956. Survivors include: a son, Robert of Columbus, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs.Caramalee Dix of Ravenna, Ohio and Mrs. Mildred Conley of East point: three brothers, Marcus of Kingsport, Tennessee, John of Hurley, W.Va., and Bascom of Martin, and two sisters, Mrs. William Blair of Columbus and Mrs. Josephine Ward of Springfield, Ohio. Interment followed in the family cemetery at East Point (Lick Fork) with graveside rites by the Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM. Music was provided by the Paintsville Quartette with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 17 1966

   
FLETCHER, Grant
1895-1966
Grant Fletcher, age 72, died Friday, August 19, 3:50 a.m. at the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness.  Gletcher was a son of Pat and Martha Castle Fletcher, born December 29, 1895 at Nippa. He had lived at Lowmansville for the past 30 years and was member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors are three uncles:  Elize Pelphrey of Vedga, Elliot Pelphrey of Galloway, Ohio and Jess Fletcher of Tutor Key, and an aunt, Martha Pelphrey of West Van Lear. Fletcher was a World War I veteran. Funeral service were held Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m. at the George Creek United Baptist Church in Lowmansville with Lonza Reed, John Crum, Charlie Hackney, and Bascom Daniels officiating. Internament followed in the Clark Castle cemetery of Nippa under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Gravesite rites were conducted by the Paintsville D.A.V. Chapter. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 24, 1966

   
HENSLEY, Robert
1887-1966
"Died At Whitehouse" Robert Hensley, age 79, died Monday, August 1, 1:30 a.m. at his home after a brief illness. The funeral services were conducted today at 10 a.m. at the Hammond Church of Christ with Rev. J. B. Holcomb of Ashland officiating. Born March 4, 1887 in Virginia, he was a son of Mathas and Margaret Hensley. He had lived at Whitehouse for many years, and was a retired farmer, and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife the former Dora Adams preceded him in death in 1957. Survivors include: two sons, Henry of Whitehouse and Ray of River; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Blevins of Springfield, Ohio; a brother, John of Pikeville and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Horn of Woodlawn, Virginia and Mrs. Mary Powers of Jenkins. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-3-1966

   
JARVIS, Raymond
1929-1966
Raymond Jarvis, age 37, died Wednesday, August 3, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m. at the East Point Church of Christ with Bill Ford and Cecil Sherman officiating. Jarvis was the son of Elbie Jarvis and Ollie Jarvis Ayers and was born on February 1, 1929 in Floyd County. He had been residing in Warsaw, Indiana, and was married to the former Pauline Warrix, who survives. Additional survivors include a son, Raymond Douglas and a daughter, Rita Kay, both of Warsaw. Burial took place in the Music cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 10, 1966

   
MEEK, Minnie (Wrae)
1898-1966
Minnie Wrae Meek, age 68, died unexpectedly Friday, August 19, 3 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital. The funeral was held Monday, August 22, 10 a.m. at the River United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill officiating. Born September 13, 1898 at Heneretta, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mirza Dixon Borders. She had spent her lifetime at River, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death on May 29, 1965. Survivors include:  six sons, Don C. of Cincinnati, Ohio; Celsus G. of Summerville, West Virginia; Joseph A. of Ashland; Charles L. of the U. S. Air Force in California; Chester A. of River and Fred R. of Georgetown:  four daughters, Mrs. Irene Daniels of Paintsville, Mrs. Vivian Carnes of Richmond, Mrs. Margaret Borders of Langley, and Mrs. Ethel Pace of Seattle, Washington. A sister, Mrs. Hazel Daniels, of Mesa, Arizona also survives. Burial took place in the Wallen cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  August 24, 1966

   
MULLINS, Leona Elizabeth (Rose)
1966
Rites were held Sunday at the Keaton Fork United Baptist Church for Mrs. Leona Elizabeth Mullins, 79,  who died August 11 at her home. The seventh daughter and one of 13 children of the late Thomas and Mary Gambill Rose, Mrs. Mullins was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She married William H. Mullins on February 27, 1905.  The couple had 12 children, nine of whom survive.  Her husband preceded her in death, as did three of her children:  Ralph, Sarah Elda and Boyd Worth Mullins. Surviving are seven sons, including Jesse, Red Bush; Mort, Keaton; Charles, Campbellsville; Basil and Bobby Elwood, Paintsville; Pearl F., Martha; and Harold, Wheelersburg. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Polly Margaret Huff of Lexington and Mrs. Maude Belle Hayes of Minford, Ohio.  Thirty-five grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, John and Charles Rose of Keaton, and two sisters, Mrs. Esta Thompson of Keaton and Mrs. Luzetta Skaggs of Martha, survive Mrs. Mullins. Mrs. Mullins, a member of the United Baptist Church since 1900, served her community as a midwife for more than 30 years. Officiating minister for the services was J. T. Bailey.  Burial was in the Mullins family cemetery at Keaton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 17, 1966

   
PENIX, William Henry
1890-1966
William Henry Penix, age 76, died on August 23 at the Paintsville Clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, August 25, at 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J.H. Short officiating. Born on May 3,1890 at Greenup, Penix was a son of William Henry and Minervea Meadows Penix. He had been residing in Paintsville for the past 30 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was also a retired employee of the C& O Railroad Company. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bonita Pack of Ashland and Mrs. Helen Bond of Paintsville, and a brother John of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 7,1966

   
RAMEY, Milt Daniel
1939-1966
Milt Daniel Ramey, age 26, died August 11, 3:30 a.m. at Marion, Indiana. Ramey was born December 29, 1939 in Johnson County the son of Ruben and Lexie Dale Ramey. He had been residing at Area, West Virginia and was employed as a carnival worker. Surviving him are a brother, Earl Douglas Ramey of Area, West Virginia; and four sisters, Vera Sumpter and Sarah Ward of Paintsville, Betty Reynolds of Keith, West Virginia and Connie Jude of Warfield. The funeral was held Satuday, August 13, 2p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 17, 1966

   
RICE, Ella (Burchett)
1882-1966
Mrs. Ella Rice, age 84, died Saturday August 20, 3:30 p.m., at home after a brief illness. Born March 12, 1882 in Johnson County She was the daughter of David and Amanda Burchett. Mrs. Rice was a member of the United baptist Church and had been residing in Volga. Her husband Alonzo Rice survives. They had been married 57 years. Additional survivors include a son Orville of Falcon, a daughter Mrs. Nove Estep of Volgo, four grandsons, two brothers, Lonnie and Tolvie Burchett of Fuget, and a sister, Mrs. Lettie VanHoose also of Fuget. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m. at the Cold Springs United baptist Church with J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Salyer cemetery at Flat Gap with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 24, 1966

   
RICE, Erma Maxine (Caudill)
1908-1966
Erma Maxine Rice age 58, died Monday, August 15, 4:30 a.m. at a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held today at the Methodist Church at Oil Springs with Revs. James James Wallace and Clifford Isbell officiating. Born February 29, 1908 in Magoffin County she was the daughter of Millard C and Nannie Ward Caudill. Spending most of her time on Oil Springs she belonged to the First baptist Church. She has been employed as a school teacher and had taught in Magoffin and Johnson Counties. Her husband Alva Rice survives.  Additional survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alice Conley and Betty Lou Rice of Oil Springs and Mrs. Kaye Alley of Lexington and a sister, Mrs. Eva Keathley of Pikeville. Burial was in the Price Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 17, 1966

   
SKAGGS, Martin Lantford
1879-1966
Services Held August 6, 1966 for Martin Skaggs Martin Lantford Skaggs, age 86, died Thursday, August 4, 1966, 11 a.m. at a local hospital following an extended illness. He was born on September 17, 1879 at Keaton and was the son of P.R. and Sarah Skaggs.  Spending most of his life at Flat Gap, he was member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, and a retired psotmaster and merchant. His wife, the former Frances Fyffe, preceded him in death in 1954.  They were married in 1900.  Survivirs inclued: a son, Clyde of Flat Gap, three daughters; Mrs. William Lester, of Hillard, Ohio, Mrs. Earl Lyons of Blaine, and Mrs. Luther Wright of Flat Gap; a brother, C.C. Skaggs of Louisa and a sister, Mrs. Sybal Minix of Columbus, Ohio.  Also surviving are five grandchildern and four great grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, August 6, 1966, 1 p.m. at the Point Pleasant Church at Flat Gap with Emery Ferguson, H.C. Wallen and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Special music was provided by the Toms Creek Quartet. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with the Paintsville Funeral Home in Charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Aug.10 1966

   
SLONE, William Leroy
1916-1966
William Leroy Slone, age 49, died Wednesday, August 17, 1966, 8:35 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital following a short illness.  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20, 1966 , at 11:00 a.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. Willie Hayes officiating. Born December 10, 1916, at Kerz, he was a son of Elva and Linda Slone.  He had lived for the past 25 years at thealka and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Slone was also employed as a miner.  His wife the former Marie Martin survives. They were married October 15, 1938 in Paintsville. Survivors include: five sons; Roy Lee of West Van Lear; Bobby Gene and Willard Roger, both of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Hubert David of Tutor Key, and Billy Jack of Thealka; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Sue Meek of Thealka, and Varna Alice and Barbara Ann, both at home.  Also surving are two brothers, Grover of Ulysses and Norman Hansel of Columbus, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Ival Irene Huges of Warsaw, Indiana. Burial followed in the Slone Cemetery at Ulysses with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangments. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Aug.24 1966

   
STAMBAUGH, Louie
1913 1966
Louie Stambaugh, age 53, died Tuesday, August 16, 10:10 a.m. at his home following an extended illiness. Born January 12, 1913 at Sitka, he was the son of Roy and Minnie Dye Stambaugh of Ashland. He had lived at Volga for the past 20 years employed as a miner, and also a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife may Stambaugh survives. They were married in Paintsville on May 17, 1939. Surviving include five sons, Paul Wayne of Volga; and Elmo, James, Warren, and Ronnie all at home. a daughter, Evan Nadee of Volga; four brothers, Alva and Roy A. of Mulford Center, Ohio; James of Catlettsburg; and Oscar of Warren, Michigan, three sisters, Mrs. Martha Combs of Hazel Park, Michigan, and Mrs hazel Fitch and Mrs. Blanche Mckenzie of Ashland. The funeral was held Friday, August 19, 10:a.m. at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church with Lonza reed and Bruce Daniel officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Volga, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-24-1966

   
TACKETT, Doshia (Rivers)
1896-1966
Doshia Tackett, age 70, died Tuesday morning, August 9, at a Mt. Sterling hospital following a sudden illness.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 12, 10:30 a.m. at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and John Pelphrey officiating.  Born June 10, 1896, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Oma Gibbs Rivers.  She had resided at Mt. Sterling for the past 11 years, formerly living at Stafforsville.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband the late H.C. Tackett preceded her in death on December 16, 1953.  Surviving are three sons, O.E. Staffordsville, Leroy of Mansfield, Ohio and Robert Kenneth of Lebanon, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Riley of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Mrs. Bert Dills of Mt. Sterling; and two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Spears of West Van Lear and Mrs. Rhoda Brickley of Prestonsburg.  Twenty-three grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.  Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-17-1966

   
VANHOOSE, Arlie
1881-1966
Arlie VanHoose, age 82, died Friday, August 19, 7p.m. at his home at Sitka after and extended illness. The funeral services were held Monday, August 22, 1 p.m. at the home with Bruce Daniel officiating. Born January 18, 1881 in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Lusina Pelphrey VanHoose. Spending his lifetime at Sitka, VanHoose was a retired miner and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife the former Delsie Salyer survives. Additional survivors include: four sons, Carmel, Ray and Earl of Sitka and Russell of Brooksfield, Ohio: three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Burks and Mrs. Rusha Gaver of Mechanicsburg, Ohio and Mrs. Euria May Fairchilds of Woodstock, Ohio; two brothers, Ben of Sitka, and Kenof McArthur, Ohio: and five sisters, Mrs. Hemmie Selvage of Paintsville, Mrs. Hattie Pelphrey of Wabash,Indiana, Mrs. Delsie Jones of McArthur, Ohio, Mrs. Serina Jones of Flat Gap, and Mrs. Jennie Patrick of Sitka. Interment followed in the VanHoose family cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 8-24-1966

   
WADDLE, George
1887-1966
George Waddle, age 79, died Monday, August 8, 9:30 p.m. at the Jenny Wiley Rest Home after a brief illness.  Waddle was born March 23, 1887 in Johnson County, a son of the late James Thomas and Matilda Spradlin Waddle.  Spending his lifetime in the county he was a resident of Whitehouse, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired miner.  His wife Minnie Adams Waddle, preceeded him in death in 1957. Surviving are two sons: James of Kenova, W. Va. and Frank of Whitehouse and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Spradlin and Mrs. Ettie Booth, both of Tomahawk, and Mrs. Fonnie Short of Louisa.  The funeral was held Thursday, August 11, 2 p.m. at the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church with Vern Conley officiating.  Burial took place in the family cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17 1966

   
WELLS, Laura (Ward)
1919-1966
Laura Wells, 46, wife of Robert L Wells, 502 Margaret Dr.. died this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, where she had been a patient for five weeks. She had been in failing health for several months. For the last 12 years Mrs Wells had taught in East, Palmer and South Schools here. . She was born in Paintsville. Ky., Nov. 12, 1919, the daughter of John N. and Mary Ward  and had been a resident 0f Fairborn for 24 vears. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Bobbi Jean, and a son, John Scott, both at home; three sisters Mrs. Hanna Trimble, Misses Angie and Ruth Ward and two brothers, Greenville and Eugene Ward, all  of Paintsville. Services will be conducted Monday at 2PM at the Fairborn Methodist Church. 100 N. Broad St. with Rev. Herbert Massey, officiating. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery. Daily Gazette-August 26, 1966, Xenia Ohio Submitted By; Kim Donley




SEPTEMBER - 1966

   

  
BARKER, Leonard
1894-1966
"Service Held For Leonard Barker September 24" Leonard G. Barker Sr. 1894 -1966 Leonard G. Barker, Sr., age 72, died Thursday, September 22 at 12:15 a.m. at the Ashland hospital after an extended illness. Born July 1, 1894 in Wolf County he was the son of the late Arliss and Sarah Elizabeth Noble Barker. Barker a retired coal and steel worker, had resided at Van Lear. His wife, the late Chloie Elam Barker preceded him in death on August 21, 1963. Survivors include a son, Leonard Jr., of Taylor Michigan, five daughters, Mrs. Olen Knight of Ashland, Mrs. Minnie Lou Mayo of Louisville, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker of Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Madeline Stratton of Covington, and Mrs. Geraldine Sumpter of Premium. Also surviving is a sister Mrs. Mary Ross of Mount Sterling. The funeral was conducted Saturday September 24 at 2 p.m. at the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church with John Marshall and Russell Pack officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 28, 1966

   
BLEVINS, George W.
1882-1966
George W. (Darby) Blevins, age 84, died Sunday, September 11 at 3:29 p.m. at the Paintsville Clinic after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Jones Home with Bruce Daniels and Scott Castle officiating . Blevins was born on May 1, 1882 at Staffordsville, a son of Lewis and Polly Ann Meade Blevins. He had resided at Paintsville for the past 80 years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife was the former Bertha Williams survives. They were married in Paintsville on May 19, 1923. Burial was held in Persemon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  9-14-1966

  
CASTLE, Ruby (Music)
1919-1966
Thealka resident, Ruby Castle, 47, died Wednesday, September 14, 2:00 a.m. at he home after an extended illness.  Born August 30, 1919, the daughter of John and the late Eulah Mae Music at Lancer, she had lived at Thealka for nine years and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  She was married to Clyde M. Castle on March 2, 1943 at Paintsville.  Survivors including the husband are one son, James Blanton of Thealka:  one step-son, Clyde M. Castle, Jr. also of Thealka and two daughters, Mrs. Sue Arrowood of Flatwoods and Phyllis Chandler of Amhearst, Ohio.  One sister, Terra Mae Blair of West Van Lear and nine grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services were held Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Claude Preston officiating.  Burial was held in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 1966

   
CONLEY, Alonzo
1875-1966
Alfonzo Conley, 90, died Wednesday, September 7 at a local hospital. Born October 28, 1875, the son of James Hayden and Cynthia Ellen Rice Conley, in Johnson County, he was a lifelong resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Church of Christ. A retired farmer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phoebe Rice Conley, on December 20, 1945. Surviving are two sons, John and Elmer Conley of Staffordsville and one sister, Mrs. Ray Turner of Paintsville.  Fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, September 9, 1:00 p.m. in the Rockhouse Fee Will Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff and Herschell Short officiating. Burial took place in the Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEP. 14, 1966

   
DANIELS, Lena
1901-1966
Lena Daniels, age 65, died Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 a.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services were held on Friday, September 23, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Rev. Charles Saunders officiating. Born January 3, 1901 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of the late Lafe and Lina Daniel Preston.  She had lived in Paintsville for 35 years, residing in King Addition.  Her husband the late Henry Daniels preceded her in death in 1928. Survivors inclued two sisters, Mrs. C.C. Haines of Paintsville and Mrs. Eva Mayhew of Washington, D.C. Pallbearers were John Mark Trimble, Oran Teater, George Branham, William Stapleton, Orville Hamilton, Clyde Blevins, C.C. Cooper, and Harry Burchett. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-28-1966

   
DEBOARD, Kenis Jr.
1921-1966
Kenis DeBoard, Jr., age 44, died Thursday, September 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois following a brief illness.  Funeral services were held on Monday, September 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Paul Music officiating. DeBoard was the son of Kenis and Mary DeBoard, born on October 22, 1921 at Offutt. He had been a resident of Chicago for the past three years. His wife Beulah DeBoard survives. They were married in Paintsville in 1942.  Survivors include two sons; Kenneth Raymond of Ohio and Eddie Lee of Paintsville; a daughter Mrs. Carolyn Sue VanHoose of Paintsville and two grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Jay of Hazard, and the following sisters; Mrs. Mayme Haysleft of Paintsville; Mrs. Minnie Lyons of Beauty; Mrs. Fannie Arrowood of Vicco, Mrs. Daisy Yancy of Louisville; Mrs. Margaret Burdette of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Theadoria Woodard of Detroit, Michigan. Interment followed in the Daniel Cemetery at Offutt with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-7-1966

   
DELONG, Susie (Wheeler)
1898-1966
"Services Held September 5 for Susie Delong" Susie Wheeler Delong, age 68, died Friday, September 2, at home after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 5, at 10 a.m. at the Church of God at Staffordsville with Mose Kitchen and Bruce Daniel officiating. Born on February 26, 1898 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William and Matilda Meadows Castle. She had lived at Staffordsville and belonged to the Church of God. Her husband John T. Delong survives.  Her former husband the late Tobe Wheeler preceded her in death on July 9, 1960. Additional survivors include:  four sons, Estill Wheeler of Waverly, Ohio; Everett and Tobe Wheeler, Jr., of Staffordsville, and Earl Wheeler of Ashland;  five daughters, Mrs. Ella Mae Maynard of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Grace Hobbs of Rittman, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Chandler of West Springfield, Pa.; Mrs. Jane Rosenburg of St. Claire Shore, Michigan and Mrs. Mary Ann Mollette of Staffordsville. Also surviving are a brother Irvin Castle of Staffordsville and a sister Mrs. Mary VanHoose of Manila. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 7, 1966

   
GRIFFIN, Ida Lucille (Collins)
1927-1966
Ida Lucille Griffin, age 39, died Monday, September 26, at 10:23 a.m. at the Kettering Memorial Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Born May 14, 1927 at Salyersville, she was the daughter of Millard and Mattie Caudill Collins. She had been a resident of Day- ton for the past sixteen years and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Her husband, Clarence C. Griffin, survives.  They were married at Whitesburg on November 19, 1947. Additional survivors include three sons, Rickey Dean and Steven M., both at home, and Ronald G., also of Dayton; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Lee Peters of Dayton; four broth- ers, Roy Collins of Richmond, Indi- ana, Hobert and Earl Collins, of Salyersville and Rex Collins of Paintsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Patrick of Salyersville and Mrs. Eula Meek of Paintsville. The funeral was conducted Thurs- day, September 29, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Brooks officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday 10-5-1966

   
HALL, Monroe
1913-1966
Monroe Hall, age 23, died suddenly Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m. enroute to the Wabash Hospital at Wabash, Indiana. Born May 13, 1913 in Floyd County, he was the son of Melvin and the late Edith Mollette Hall. He had been a former resident of Auxier, but presently had been employed as a furnace operator at the Wabash Smelting Company. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Wanda Alice Sagarsac, and Mrs. Patricia Helen Spears of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. Brenda Kay Goble of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Debbie Francis and Lynda Joyce Hall, both of Auxier; five brothers, Benjamin Randell of Cleveland, Ohio, Phillip and Tommy, both of Wabash, Indiana, Jerry Keith and Rex Gordon, of Auxier and also a step-brother, David Larry Keen of Auxier. The funeral was conducted Friday, September 9, at 1 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church with Cecil Sherman officiating.  Interment followed in the Hall Cemetery at Auxier with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 14, 1966

   
HITCHCOCK, Thomas G.
1942-1966
Thomas G. Hitchcock, 24, died Saturday, September 17, 10:10 a.m. in a Huntington, W. Va. hospital as a result of an automobile accident in Greenup County.  Born April 26, 1942 in Johnson County, the son of Burns and Lillian Ward Hitchcock, he had been a resident of Paintsville for several years.  He was employed as a gas station attendant.  Survivors including the parents are the wife, Katherine Fitch Hitchcock and one daughter Rebecca Lynn Hitchcock at home.  Also surviving are four brothers, Charles Hitchcock serving the U.S. Army in Viet Nam, William D. Hitchcock of Lexington, Eddie and Kenneth Hitchcock of Van Lear.  Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. in the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff and Don Fraley officiating.  Burial was in the Hitchcock family cemetery at Van Lear (Daniel's Creek) with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-21-1966

   
HONEYCUTT, Elmon
1921-1966
"Elmon Honeycutt Dies In Indiana September 27" Elmon (Nig) Honeycutt, age 45, died September 27 at Silver Lake, Indiana. Born May 17, 1921 at Van Lear, he was the son of Malcom and Sylvia Bolin Honeycutt, both of whom survive. He was married to Anna Mae Honeycutt. He served his country in 1941 and was also a devout member of the Penecostal Church. Addiional survivors include four sons, Jerry and Roger of Silver Lake, Indiana, Wayne Morris and Jefferie, both at home, and a daughter Phoebe Rose, also at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Arbutice Ratilff of Mountain Home, Idaho, Mrs. Lilla Mae Preston of Flint, Michigan, Mrs. Darlene Hall of Van Lear, and Mrs. Shirley Malone of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are five brothers. Edd of Flint, Michigan, Joe of Hager Hill, Arlo of Wyona Lake, Indiana, Homer of Springfield, Ohio, and PFC Malcom, Jr. of Ft. Carson, Colorado and the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bolin of West Van Lear, and a host of friends and family. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-19-1966

   
HORN, Deliah (Hensley)
1883-1966
Deliah H. Horn (Ida Horn), age 83, died Wednesday, September 14, at Woodlawn, Virginia. Funeral serives were held on Saturday 17, at 11 a.m. at the Vaughan Guynn McGrady Chapel, Clergyman for the service was Eugene Abshire. Mrs. Horn was born on March 15, 1883, and had been a former resident of Whitehouse . Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Buford Gardner of Woodlawn, Virginia; Mrs. Savannah Hensley of Kimper, and Mrs. Maggie Adams of Whitehouse; a son James of Phyllis; a stepson Vinson Horn of Harlan; a sister Mrs. Mary Power of Jenkins; and a brother John Hensley of Kimper. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren . Burial was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Virginia . Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-21-1966

   
MCKENZIE, Kitty (Rice)
1894-1966
Mrs. Kitty McKenzie, age 72, died Wednesday, September 7, at 12:25 p.m. at the Paintsville Clinic following a brief illness. Born on January 23, 1894 at Staffordsville she was the daughter of Schuyler and Rose Witten Rice. She had been a resident of Volga and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband Roy McKenzie preceded her in death on July 16, 1957.  They were married on September 22, 1910 at Volga. Survivors include three sons, Hobert and John S., both of Volga, and Wade of Staffordsville, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 10, at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Harper McKenzie, grandson of the deceased, at Volga.  Officiating ministers included Don Fraley, Claude Preston, and Arnold Reed.  Songs were provided by the Toms Creek Quartet. Interment followed in the McKenzie Cemetery at Volga with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  September 14, 1966

   
MCKENZIE, Suviler (Kimbler)
1881-1966
Suviler McKenzie, age 84, died Saturday, September 3 at 6:50 a.m. at the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. Born December 13, 1881 at Kerz, she was the daughter of Hop Kimbler and Martha Jones Kimbler. She had been a resident of Staffordsville for the past 35 years and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband and five children preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Pinie Ratliff of Staffordsville, two brothers, Bland and Lonzo Kimbler, both of Sitka, 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 5, at 1 p.m. at the home of Freddie Ratliff at Staffordsville with Scott Castle, Bruce Daniels, and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 09-07-1966

   
MURRAY, Nancy
1966
Former Resident Nancy Murray Dies In California Mrs. William Murray, age 94, died Thursday, September 29 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. G. Longfellow in San Francisco, California. She was the former, Nancy Katherine Wheeler, formerly of Johnson County. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Longfellow of California, a half-sister, Mrs. A. F. Bishop of Blaine, and several nieces and nephews of Johnson County. The body was taken back to her former home in Ft. Collins for the funeral and burial. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-5-1966

   
MURRY, Sarah Ellen (George)
1871-1966
Sarah Ellen Murry, age 95, died Thursday, September 1, at the Jenny Wiley Rest Home after an extended illness. Born on September 19, 1871 at Flat Gap, she was the daughter of Margaret George. She had lived at Sitka most of her life and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death on October 24, 1946. Survivors include four sons; Winfield and George of Sitka, Jesse of Chapmansville, West Virginia, and Verlin of Middletown, Ohio; a daughter Ethel of Sitka, 31 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 3, at 11 a.m. at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial took place in the Murry Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-7-1966

   
MUSIC, Maggie (Butcher)
1878-1966
Mrs. Maggie Music, age 87, died Tuesday, September 10, 12:05 a.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elva Meek of West Van Lear following an extended illness. Born November 23, 1878 at Van Lear, she was the daughter of Simon and Calirandie Webb Butcher. She resided at West Van Lear for six years, belonging to the United Baptist Church. Her husband, William Music, preceded her in death on August 14, 1936. Survivors include three sons, Earlie of West Van Lear, Lindsay of Paintsvilee, and Willie of LaFontaine, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Malyie Smith and Mrs. Elva Meek, both of West Van Lear; a sister, Mrs. Judy Banks of Van Lear and two brothers T.H. Butcher also of Van Lear, and William Butcher of Paintsville. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive. The funeral was held Thursday September 22 at 1 p.m. at the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Tackett and Edgar Hewlett officiating. Interment followed in the Webb Cemetery of Van Lear under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday September 28, 1966

   
PRESTON, Garland B.
1899-1966
Garland B. Preston, age 67, died Sunday, September 11, at 6:15 p.m., at a local hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m. at the Paintsville United Baptist Church with C. J. Sparks officiating.  Preston was a son of the late Jim and Ella Price Preston and was born on May 6, 1899 in Johnson County.  He had resided in Paintsville for several years and was minister of the United Baptist Church.  He was also a retired engineer of the C & O Railroad Co. His wife the former Mary Elizabeth Johnson survives.  Additional survivors include two sons, Kermit of Flatwoods and Kenneth of Paintsville, six daughters, Mrs. Leonard Eisnaugle, Mrs. Carl C. Adams, Mrs. Richard Barker and Mrs. Kenneth Debord all of Mansfield, Ohio, and Libby Preston and Mrs. James Ramey, both of Paintsville. Also surviving is a brother, Forest of River, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Golden of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial took place in the Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville  Herald  Wednesday 9-14-1966

   
PRESTON, Roger Lee
1895-1966
Roger Lee Preston, 72, a native of Ashland, died September 29 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital. A son of the late Cyrus M. and Minnie Hurt Preston, he was born in Paintsville in May, 1895.  A sister, Miss Ora May Preston of Paintsville, is among the survivors. He had been a lifelong resident of Ashland, retiring from Armco Steel Corp. in 1961 after 17 years of service.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 350, American Legion Post 76, and an Army veteran of World War I. Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Cline Preston, and two other sisters, Mrs. Ester Preston Runge of Winchester and Mrs. Frank C. Malin of Ashland. He was preceded in death by a daughter and by a brother, Ray Preston. Services were held at the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland, and burial followed in the Preston Cemetery in Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 12, 1966

   
RAMEY, Ruth (Wilson)
1890-1966
Mrs, Ruth Ramey, age 76, died Sunday, September 25 at 8 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted today at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Jim Wilson of Offcut with Claud Preston officiating. Born August 7, 1890 in Wayne County, West Virginia, Mrs Ramey was the daughter of Eligh and Easter Rakes Wilson. She had lived in Melvin for the past 35 years. Her husband John Ramey survives. They were married in Wise, Virginia on September 23, 1957. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Braska Woodford of Phoenix, Az. Burial was held in the family cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 28, 1966

   
RIGSBY, Hazel
1918-1966
Hazel Rigsby, age 48, died Sunday, September 18, 5:10 a.m. at a local hospital. Born on January 8, 1918 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Ora Ferguson and the late mary Lynns Ferguson.  She had been residing at Red Bush and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist church.  Her husband Glen Rigsby survives.  Survivors in addition to her father and husband include a son Alden of Dayton, Ohio, a brother Ray Ferguson of Springfield, Ohio, and a sister Gaye Skaggs of Deaton.  Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, September 20, at 1 p.m. at the Point Pleasant Church at Skaggstown with Rev. Ellis Hamilton, officiating.  Music was provided by the Toms Creek Quartet.  Burial took place in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  9-21-1966

    
WILLIAMS, Flora (Pendley)
1966
Mrs. J.A. (Flora) Williams,56, died September 27 in Lexington.  Graveside servics were held Thursday, September 29 in the Crestview Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Baldridge, minister of a Methodist Church in Lexington and a former Johnson Countian, officiating.  Mrs. Williams was the widow of J.A. Williams, a former cashier of the Citizens National Bank when it was the Paintsville Bank and Trust Co. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Pendley of Johnson County.  Mr. and Mrs. Williams moved from Johnson County to Deland, Florida in 1920 and later moved to Lexington where they lived for many years.  Survivors include three daughters; Miss May Williams of Lexington; Mrs. Ann Brakefield of Lexington and Mrs. Luvelle Schwartz of Lanham, Maryland; one son, James Thomas Williams of Lexington; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Pelphrey and Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Dorton of Paintsville attended the funeral services. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 10-5-1966



OCTOBER - 1966

AMBURGEY, Wiley
1901-1966
Wiley Amburgey, age 65, was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital Sunday, October 02, 1966 at 6:15 p.m. after a sudden illness. Funeral rites were held on Tuesday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones-Preaton Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Davidson officiating. Wiley was born on June 28 1901 in KNott County, a son of the late Jasper and Reenie Madden Amburgey. A retired carpenter and farmer, Wiley had resided at Southside in Paintsville for the past two years. His wife, the former Verda Hammonds survives. Additional survivors include three sons, Forrest Berkley, James Barkley, and Earl Amburgey, all of Washington, D.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Lelah Litteral of Paintsville, Mrs. Lottie Caughman of Columbia, South Carolina, Mrs Dottie Hayes of Barnwell, South Carolina, and Linda Amburgey of Lexington; a brother Monroe of Littcar, and two sisters, Mrs. MAry Belle Combs, of Littxarr, and Mrs. Matilda Collins of Batesville, Indiana. Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville herald Wednesday Oct.05 1966

   
BANKS, Judy (Butcher)
1881-1966
Judy Banks, age 85, died Monday, October 10, 1966 at 7 p.m. at a local hospital following an extended illness. Born April 27, 1881 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Clara Webb Butcher. She had been living at Van Lear.  Her husband the late Robert Banks preceeded her in death in 1942. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Manchester and George of Van Lear, a step-son, Elzie of Meally, two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Holmes of Wabash, Indiana and Mrs. Dixe Blevins of Paintsville, and two brothers Willie Butcher of Paintsville and Thomas H. Butcher of Van Lear.  Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren.  The funeral was conducted Wednesday, October 12, at 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Nim Sturgill and Tom Sammons officiating. Interment followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD  WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 1966

   
BARKER, Charlie
1894-1966
Charlie Barker, age 72 was dead on arrival at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 1966, at the Paintsville Hospital following an apparent heart attack. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, October 18, at 10 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Saunders officiating. Born August 25, 1894 in Lee County, he was the son of  the late Joseph and Sarah Love Barker. He had resided at Hager Hill for several years. Barker who was employed as an insurance agent was a member of the Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM. He was also a Veteran of World War I. His wife the former Della May survives. Survivors in addition to his widow include a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Carter of Flagstaff, Arizona; four brothers, George of Columbia City, Indiana, Keene of Athol, Neal of Hazard, and Zack of Covington; three sisters, Mrs. Zetta Deaton of Rochester, Michigan, Mrs. Emma Deaton of Lee County. Six grandchildren also survive. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial PArk at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.26 1966

   
BURKE, Grant
1875-1966
Grant Burke, age 91, died Monday, October 10, at 7 p.m. in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Williamson West Virginia after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Church of Christ with Leonard Webb officiating. Burke was a son of Charlie and Melvina Jones Burke and was born on May 1, 1875 (*maybe 1873, hard to read) at East Point. He was a lifelong resident of Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, the former Addie Clifton preceded him in death on July _, 1917. Survivors include five sons, Bartlett of Van Lear, Walter of Marlbone Creek, Pikeville, Burlwood of Wabash, Indiana, Estill of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two daughters, Lena Burchfield of Pond Creek and Mrs. Tessie Webb of Van Lear. Burial took place in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 19, 1966

   
CASTLE, Danny Ray
1950-1966
Danny Ray Castle, age 16, was killed in an automobile accident Friday, October 21, at 1 p.m. in Urbana, Ohio.   Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Baptist Church in  Lowmansville with Nim Sturgill and Glen Arrowood officiating. Born May 29, 1950 at Lowmansville, he was the son of Floyd and Pansy Lyons Castle. He had been a resident of Urbana for nine years.   Surviving are the following sisters and brother, Mrs. Patricia Ann Thompson of Urbana, Judy Helen, Linda Karen,  Betty Ailene, and David Wayne, all at home.   Burial took place in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1966

   
COLVIN, Erie (Arms)
1897-1966
Mrs. Erie Arms Colvin, age 69, died Sunday, October 2, at 9 p.m. at her home at Denver following an extended illness. She was born on January 12, 1897 in Johnson County, and was the daughter of the late Sam K. and Sara Ann Adams Arms.  Her step-mother, Mintie Arms, survives. She was a lifelong resident of the county and a member of Liberty Baptist Church for over 30 years. Her husband, the late Morris Colvin, preceded her in death on July 23, 1964. Survivors include three sons, Leo of Barnetts Creek, Theodore of Leander, and Richard of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Laura Johnson of Collista, and Katherine and Bonnie Faye Colvin, both of Denver; a brother, Everett Arms of Paintsville, and a sister, Mrs. Harrison Burke of West Van Lear. Also surviving are four half-brothers, Beecher Arms of Baltimore, Maryland, Grady Arms of Columbus, Ohio and Raymond and Ray Arms of Denver. The funeral was conducted today at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford B. Coleman officiating.  Burial took place in the Denver Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 5, 1966

   
DANIEL, Ernest
1906-1966
Ernest Daniel, 50, a lifelong county resident, died Tuesday, October 11, at 8:30 p.m., of injuries received in a slate fall at a Wheelwright mine. The funeral was held Friday, October 14, at 10:30 a.m., at the Thelma School. Daniel, a son of the late Allen and Lizzie Davis Daniel, was born on November 26, 1906.  He was a resident at Thelma. He was employed as a miner and a member of the United Mine Workers. His wife, the former Hazel Wheeler, survives. Additional survivors include three sons, James Ernest and Mack of Columbus, Ohio, and Russell of Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou McKenzie of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Linda Joyce Bell of Dixon, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Price of Alexandria, Virginia, and Mrs. Elmer Daniel of Offutt. Burial was held in the Gambill Cemetery under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 26, 1966

    
FANNIN, Elizabeth
1893-1966
"ELIZABETH FANNIN OF WHITEHOUSE DIES OCTOBER 20"
Elizabeth Fannin, age 72, died Thursday, October 20, at 4 p.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Paris Trimble of Barnett’s Creek following a long illness. Born December 16, 1893 at Whitehouse, she was the daughter of Thomas and Alvena Ward Fannin. She had been a lifelong resident of Whitehouse. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Walter Osborne and Miss Golda Fannin of Whitehouse, Mrs. Ashley Ward of Dakota, West Virginia, Mrs. Hettie Boyd of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Paris Trimble of Barnett’s Creek and a brother Edgar Fannin of Whitehouse. The funeral was conducted Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. at the hone at Whitehouse with Elder Glen Arrowwood officiating. Burial took place in the Vanhoose Cemetery at Whitehouse, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-26-1966

   
GILKERSON, Edward Dudley
1892-1966
Edward Dudley Gilkerson, age 74, died Wednesday, October 5, at 1:20 a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia after a brief illness. Gilkerson, born on January 22, 1892 in Lawrence County was s son of Sine and Ann Brown Gilker- son. He had been residing in Paints- ville. His wife, Lucille Gilkerson, sur- vives. Additional survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles O. Wheeler, Jr. of Paintsville and a sister Mrs. Addie Burgess of Louisa. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 7, at 2 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. C. Hager officiating.  James May provided the singing with Teresa May as organist. Interment followed in the Burgess Cemetery at Louisa under direc- tion of the Painstville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  10-12-1966

   
HALL, Richard
1916-1966
Richard Hall, age 50, died Monday, October 3, 1:09 a.m. at his home in Dayton, Ohio. The funeral was conducted Wednesday, October 5, at 2 p.m. at the Wells Chapel with Rev. Clifford C. Isbell officiating. Hall, a son of Richard and Dorothy Hall, was born on February 11, 1916 at Wheelwright.  He had been a resident of Dayton for the past 15 years. His wife, the former Hester Lee Wells, survives.  They were married in Paintsville on August 14, 1937.  Surviving also are two sons, Ronald and Darrell, both of Dayton. Burial was held in the Wells Cemetery at Boons Camp under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 12, 1966

   
HAZELETT, Luther
1904-1966
Luther Hazlett, age 62, died Saturday, October 1, at 9:30 a.m. at a local hospital following a recent illness. Hazlett, whose occupation was a painter, was a son of Noah and Dora Dams Hazlett. He was born in Magoffin County on August 8, 1904. His wife who survives is the former Josie Crider.  They were married on September 26, 1925. Additional survivors include three sons, Douglas, Paul and Otto, all of Springfield, Ohio; seven daughters, Mrs. Deloris Blair, Janet and Phyllis Hazlett, all of Paintsville, Mrs. Rena Jones and Mrs. Barbara Blair, both of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Malta Vargo of Port Clinton, Ohio, and Mrs. Ruby Witten of Sitka. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rose Webber and Mrs. Malta Creager, both of Louisville and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church on Monday, October 3, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Frank Ratliff officiating.  Burial was held in the Hall Cemetery, located in King Addition under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-5-1966

   
HITCHCOCK, Orville
1921-1966
Orville Hitchcock Dies October 21 In Louisville Orville Hitchcock, age 45, died Friday, October 21, at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville after an extended illness.  Born March 1, 1921 at Staffordsville, he was the son of Lottie Hitchcock Perkins who survives and the late George Hitchcock.  Hitchcock who was employed as a painter, was a lifelong resident of Staffordsville and also an Army veteran.  His wife the former Reba Selvage survives.  Suvivors in addition to his wife and mother are two sons, Charles and Tommy both of Staffordsville, and two daughters, Virginia Lee and Judy Darlene also of Staffordsville.  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Luczka of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Glora Ann Dunham of Columbus, Ohio and a brother Vencil of Illinois. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 24 at 1 p.m., at the Staffordsville Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial took place in the Melvin Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-26-1966

  
JENNINGS, Minnie
1966
Mrs. Minnie Jennings, 83, of Columbus, formerly of Paintsville, died Wednesday, October 19, in a Columbus hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, October 21, in the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Columbus Tiller and Aubrey Stepp officiating. Burial  took place in the family cemetery at Meally. She was born in Martin County, a daughter of the late Jonathon and Price Williams Jennings.  Her husband, Martin L. Jennings, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Charles Jennings of Tomahawk and Russell Jennings of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Delphie Lewhorn of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Cathlene Sowards of Columbus, Ohio; and a brother, Mose C. Ward of Tomahawk. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 26, 1966

   
JOHNSON, Sidney
1966
Sidney D. Johnson died suddenly at his home in Yeager, Wednesday evening, October 5. Mr. Johnson, a well-known visitor in this county, had visited in the home of his brother-in-law, Emmit Poole, for the past 50 years. Survivors, in addition to his immediate family, include the following nieces:  Mrs. Billie Marie Spears and Dolores Poole of Van Lear, Mary Ruth Henderson and Mrs. Bob Stafford of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at the Call Funeral Home on Sunday, October 9, at Pineville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 12, 1966

  
KAZEE, Lockie
1889-1966
Lockie Kazee, age 77, died Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. at a local hospital after an extended illness. Born February 25, 1889 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Florence Wittten and Julis Burchett. She had been a resident of Stambaugh and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Charles Kazee, survives.  They had been married 54 years. Survivors include a son Clyde of Louisa; a daughter, Mrs. Herman Miller of Glen Burnie, Maryland; three sisters: Mrs. Hester Castle of Nippa, and Mrs. Alice Stambaugh and Mrs. Artie Short of Stambaugh, one half-brother, Eddie Burchett, also of Stambaugh, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8, at 1 p.m. at the Stambaugh Church of Christ with Frank Webb and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial took place in the Hobart Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 12, 1966

  
LEMASTER, Jessie Catherine (Chandler)
1894-1966
Mrs. Jessie Catherine (Chandler) Lemaster, age 72, died Tuesday morning, October 18, at her home at Marysville, Route 5, Ohio. Born June 9, 1894 in Johnson County, she was the daugheter of Columbus abd Laura Lemaster Chandler. Her husband Auta  B. Lemaster survive. The married in Johnson County on March 16, 1912. Mrs. Lemaster was a active member of various organizations, belonging to the Allen Center Baptist Church, Progressive Literary Society, W.C.T.U., Rainbow Garden Club and the Farm Bureau Council No. 5. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons; Kenneth T. , of Marysville and Rudolph C. of Columbus Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Davis (Bessie) and Mrs. D. T. (Lutisha) Gibbs of East Liberty, Ohio and a brother Aruhur Chandler of Chandlerville. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday October 20, at the Allen Center Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth H, Miller officiating. Interment took place in the Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were the grandsons, Don Auta Lemaster of Marysville Ohio, Ronnie Lemaster of Ravenna, Ohio; Eddie Lemaster of Kent, Ohio’ Robert Lemaster of Southampton, Pa..  and Larry Lemaster and Roger Lemaster both of Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-26-1966

   
SALYER, Esta Julia (Williams)
1894-1966
Esta Julia Williams Salyer, age 72, of Maytown, formerly of Johnson County, passed away in the Kings Daughters Hospital at Ashland, October 25 at 3:30 a.m. She was born October 24, 1894 at Red Bush, the daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah Ferguson Williams. She was married to the late Hoke S. Salyer in June 1910.  He preceded her in death on May 28, 1962. A daughter, Mrs. Eulah Salyer Hitchcock and a small son, Emmel, also preceded Mrs. Salyer in death. Funeral services were held at the Bethel United Baptist Church on Thursday, October 28, with Rev. Lonza Reed and Rev. Cline Salyer officiating. Burial took place in the Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Merion Funeral Home in Martin. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Florence Bussey of Allen, four sons, Stanley of Paintsville, Clyde of  Maytown, Emery of Miniford, Ohio and Paul of Piketon, Ohio; two brothers, Fred Williams of Red Bush, and Dola Williams of Belle Center, Ohio. 19 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 2, 1966

   
SPEARS, Shirley W.
1914-1966
Mr. Shirley W. Spears, age 52, died Friday October 21 at 3:30 p.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. Born April 11, 1914 in Johnson County, he was the son of Bertha Cumbo Spears who survives, and the late Martin Spears. He was a resident of Willoughby, Ohio for 15 years and a member of the Church of Christ. Spears, who was a laborer, was married to the former Nola Moore, who also survives. Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are two sons, John L. of Chardon, Ohio and Donald L. on Mantua, Ohio, a brother, Leon of Van Lear, and five sisters, Mrs. Janet Webb of Cynthiana, Mrs. George Stoenburg of Paintsville, Mrs. Hazel Goble of West Van Lear, Mrs. Ella Ferguson of Belleflower, Calif., and Mrs. Myrtle Richmond of Van Lear. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services were conducted Monday October 24 at 2 p.m. at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Rev. Charles Saunders officiating. Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Oct 26, 1966

   
STINSON, Gretta (Stinson)
1900-1966
Gretta Stinson, age 56, died Thursday, October 6, at 6 a.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. The funeral was conducted Sunday, October 9 at 1 p.m. at the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel officiating.  Songs were provided by the Rock House Quartet.  Born December 24, 1900 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Rufus and Risa Lyons Stinson.  She had been a life long resident of Flat Gap and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Survivors include the following brothers and sisters; Carrie Gerald, Goldie Williams, and Sylvia Malone of Portsmouth, Ohi; Minnie Conley and James L. Stinson of Flat Gap, and Jewell Salyers of Paintsville.  Burial was held in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 1966

   
WHITE, Franklin Claude
1886-1966
Franklin Claude White, age 80, died Thursday, October 27, 8:40 a.m. at a local hospital after an extended illness. Born May 12, 1886, at Brave, Pennsylvania, he was the son of John and Fannie White. Residing in Paintsville for 52 years, White was a member of the First Christian Church and a retired employee of Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Company. His wife, Hannah White survives.  They were married on February 23, 1907. Additional survivors include two sons, John L. of Stanton, Virginia and Orville B. of Houston, Texas, two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Patton of Paintsville and Mrs. Thelma Morehouse of Parkersburg, West Virginia, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wise of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Ella Haught of Brave, Pennsylvania, eight grandsons and six great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James Wallace and Charles Saunders officiating.  Singing was provided by James F. May with Mrs. Tom R. King as organist. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 2, 1966

   
WILLS, Margaret (Curran)
1880-1966
"Margaret Wills Dies October 10 in Vanceburg" Margaret Wills, age 86, died Monday, October 10, at 4:50 a.m. after a sudden illness at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nell Himes of Vanceburg.  Born September 16, 1880 she was the daughter of the late Ed and Agnes Donehoo Curran.  She had been a resident of Van Lear for several years, and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.  Her husband the late Jake Wills preceded her in death on February 22, 1944. Survivors include five sons, Charles of Van Lear, Paul of Delbarton, West Virginia, Frank of Plymouth, Michigan, Bill of Dayton, Ohio, and Ralph of Palantine, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Preston and Mrs. Anna Ruth Tootsey of Van Lear, and Mrs. Nell Himes of Vanceburg.  Also surviving are two sisters Mrs.Frank Roberts and Mrs. Ruth Schinner of Akron, Ohio and twenty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Chapel with Rev. Joseph J. Dunne officiating.  Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery at Van Lear with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-12-1966

   
WRIGHT, Minnie (Gilliam)
1898-1966
Minnie Wright, age 67, died Wednesday, October 26, at 1 a.m., at her home at Flat Fork following a brief illness. Born November 20, 1898, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Clarcie Wright Gilliam. Her husband, the late Jim Wright, preceded her in death in 1968. Survivors include five sons, Frank of Cincinnati, Ron of Flemingsburg, Willie of Greenup, and Charles and Lewis, both of Flat Fork; five daughters, Mrs. Frozie Williams of Paintsville, Mrs. Sarah Blankenship of Paw Paw, Mrs. Elsie Howard of Tipp City, Ohio; Mrs. Christine Hall of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Fronie Helton of Flat Fork, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Nola Ball of Flemingsburg. Also surviving are three brothers, Jim Gilliam of Ophir, Add of Flat Fork, and Estill of Paintsville, and Mrs. Tennie Cantrell of Ophir. Funeral services were held Fri- INCOMPLETE OBIT PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 2, 1966

   
YOUNG, Bert
1899-1966
Bert Young, age 67, died Sunday, October 9, at 1:45 p.m. in the Paintsville Hospital.  Born May 8, 1899 at Kerz, he was a son of George and Mary White Young. Young, a retired coal miner, had resided at Van Lear for the past 50 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife the former Malvery Davis survives. They were married at Van Lear on December 16, 1919.  Additional survivors are a son Carl Vencil of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Brickley of Richmond, three brothers Gilbert and Otto, both of Van Lear, and Bradley of Chandlersville, and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill, Elzie Banks and Florida Lyons officiating.  Burial was held in the Hall Cemetery at Davis Branch with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-12-1966



NOVEMBER - 1966

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

   
CAUDILL, Kelly C.
1900-1966
Kelly C. Caudill, age 66, died Thursday, November 10 at 5 a.m. in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill, Flem Arrowood, and Lonza Redd officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Caudill, a son of the late Winston and Sarah May Caudill, was born in Johnson County on October 12, 1900. Spending his lifetime at Stambaugh, he had worked as a farmer and previously was tax commissioner for three years. He was married to Hazel VanHoose Caudill, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Henry M., Leroy and James Kelly, all of Dayton, Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. Lois Pack of Stambaugh, a brother, Sammie of Ashland, and four sisters, Mrs. Alta Burchett of Louisa, Mrs. Julia Daniels of Charley, and Mrs. Frank Spradlin of Stambaugh. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 16, 1966

   
COOPER, Frank Dempsey
1916-1966
Frank Dempsey Cooper, 50, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning November 1, at 1;20 a.m. at the Paintsville Clinic. The funeral will be conducted Thursday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Wells Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born October 11, 1916 at Inez, in Martin County, he was the son of Frank S. and Corrine Dempsey Cooper both deceased. He had resided on College Street in Paintsville and was a member of the Methodist Church. Cooper was also a disabled United States Army Veteran. His wife the former Louise Booth  survives. Also surviving are a daughter Marcia Carol, who is a student at Morhead University and two brothers, C. M. Cooper of Huntington, West Virginia and Robert L. Cooper of Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesay 11-2-1966

   
CYPHERS, Beulah Lee (Winn)
1900-1966
"Dies In Ohio On November 17" Beulah Lee Winn Cyphers, the daughter of George P. and Della Cheek Winn, died at the Miami Valley Hospital, November 17, 1966 at the age of 66.  Born September 25, 1900, her childhood days were spent in Johnson County.  At the age of 21, she met and married Howard Cyphers.  To this union were born 2 children; a son, George Howard Cyphers, and a daughter, Tommie Jean.  She moved to Dayton, Ohio, about 17 years ago and secured a position, where she worked with General Motors Corporation, where she worked until she became ill, and retired.  Her health continued to fail, and in June, her condition became serious.  She was rushed to the hospital, and remained there until her death November 17. Beulah was converted and joined the United Baptist Church in Paintsville about 40 years ago.  Her membership remainded there until her death.  She loved the church and never failed to attend services as often as it was possible for her to do so.  She loved her family, and always went to the assistance of anyone when called upon to do so.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert Johnson Benson, Kettering, Ohio, and a son; George H. Cyphers, New Carlisle, Ohio; her mother: Mrs. George B. Winn, Beaver, Ohio: four sisters: Mrs. Sherman Wheeler and Mrs. Wonnie Trimble, Lexington, Kentucky, Mrs. H.C. Moon, Beaver, Ohio, Mrs. O. F. Wolfe, Portsmouth, Ohio, three brothers: Robert Willm Maysville, Kentucky, Carl Winn, Paintsville, and Herman Winn, Wellston, Ohio: four grandchildren; Mike and R. J. Benson and Mary and Marsha Cyphers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30 1966

   
DANIEL, Mary Jane (Ward)
1888-1966
Mary Jane Daniel, age 78, died suddenly Monday, November 21, at 4:50 p.m., on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Born October 7, 1888, at River, she was the daughter of Shade and Vina Ward. She was a lifelong resident of Tutor Key and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, the late Burns Daniel, preceded her in death on September 7, 1959. Survivors include two sons, Willard of Fairborn, Ohio, and Hurshell of Tutor Key; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Meade of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Minnie Fairchild of Paintsville; a brother, Steve Ward, and a sister, Selina VanHoose, both of Tutor Key. Also surviving are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Toms Creed United Baptist Church, with Arnold Reed, Cully Sparks and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under direction of the Preston Funeral Home PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 30, 1966

   
DANIELS, Izora (Harless)
1893-1966
Mrs. Izora Harless Daniels, 73, of Van Lear, Ky., died Thursday, November 10, in a Paintsville hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Wallace and Edgar Hewlett officiating. Burial took place at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. She was born November 4, 1893, in Martin County, Ky., a daughter of the late Elisha and Lucinda Skaggs Harless.  Her husband, Frank Daniels, died in 1965.  She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Survivors include three sons, Charles Lloyd Daniels of Paintsville, Frank Daniels, Jr., of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Robert A. Daniels of Van Lear, Ky.; six daughters, Mrs. Opal Richmond of Fairborn, O.; Mrs. Bessie McCourt and Mrs. Ruby Ward of Van Lear, Mrs. Helen Whitten of Mallory, W. Va.; Mrs. Lucille Blanton of Logan, O., and Mrs. Florine Hughes of Paintsville; four brothers, W. L., Jess, and Dewey Harless of Inez, and Lloyd Harless of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Oma Morgan of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Nan Reeves and Mrs. Alifair Reitz of Akron; 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 16, 1966

   
DUTTON, Elias
1896-1966
Elias Dutton, age 70, died Monday November 7, at 1 a.m. in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born june 12, 1896 in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Allen and Amy Mollette Dutton. He had been a former resident of river, residing the past year at 474 Kirk St., Paintsville. Dutton, a retired miner, was a member of the Church of God. His wife, the former Golda Price, survives. Also surviving are a son James Lee of Springfield, Ohio, three daughters, Mrs. Janigee Chambers of Madison Heights, Virginia, Mrs. Regina Lambert of Iaeger, West Virginia, and Mrs. Magdalene Dutton of Wabash, Indiana, two brothers John Dutton of River and James Dutton of Whitehouse, and four sisters, Mrs. Virgil Ward of McDowell, Mrs. Mary Spears of Price, Mrs Sally Pack of Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Maggie Williams of Tacoma, Washington. The funeral was conducted today at 1 p.m. at the South side Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Davidson officating. Burial took place in the Whitaker Cemetery at River with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsaville Herald  Wednesday 11-9-1966

   
ESTEP, Billy Darvin
 1938-1966
"Billy Estep Dies November 19" Billy Darvin Estep, age 28, died as a result of an auto accident, on Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 p. m. near Jefferson, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22 at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born February 2, 1938 in Johnson County, he was a son of Mae Oma Vanhoose Estep and the late Joel Estep. He had been a resident of Mechanicsburg, Ohio for the past 16 years and was employed as inspector at the McCord Corporation in London, Ohio. Surviving are a son , Toney Joel and a daughter, Corlena both of Irwin, Ohio, a brother, Bennie and sister, Mrs. Betty Jo Rodgers Boin of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vanhoose of Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-23-1966

    
GRIM, Lou Anna (Caudill)
1881-1966
Lou Anna Grim, age 85, died Thursday, November 24, at 2:30 p.m. at the Paintsville Hospital after a recent illness. Born January 3, 1881 in Johnson County she was the daughter of the late Minuard and Mary Ann Lemaster Caudill. She had been a lifetime resident of Winifred and was a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Her husband, the late Leander C. Grim preceded her in death in 1926. Survivors are four sons, W.W. of  Kenova, West Virginia, Ray of Catlettsburg, Gerald of Winifred, and Minuard of Paintsville, four daughters, Mrs. Mandie Harris and Mrs. Norma McClure both of Winifred, Mrs. Ola Salyers of Flat Gap, and Mrs. Neva Daniels of Louisville, a brother, Lonza Caudill, of Winifred, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha O’Harr of Galloway, Ohio and Mrs. Havena Hull of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with O.I. Williams, Jarrett Caudill, Tommy Dalton and J.T. Bailey officiating. Interment took place in the Becky Salyers Cemetery at Winifred with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Geraldean Daniels, Harold Grim, Francis Grim, Donald Grim, Kenneth Grim, Charles Lee Grim, Ishmael Grim, and Leroy Grim. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Nov. 30 1966

   
HUGHES, Emma (Shell)
1966
"Emma Hughes Dies November 4" A former Paintsville resident, Mrs. Emma Shell Hughes, died in Plymouth, Mich. on Friday, November 4. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 7 in the Lane Funeral Home at Plymouth with the Rev. Chester Miller of London, Ohio officiating. Mrs. Hughes was born in Floyd County and was the wife of Martin Hughes, who survives. Survivors include two sons, John and Jack and a daughter Mable Ruth all of Plymouth. Three brothers, John Shell of Prestonsburg, Thurmas Shell of Van Lear and Sam Shell of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters Eunice Fairchilds of Christiansbury, Ohio and Mrs. Prock Hanners. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 9, 1966

   
JOHNSON, Jerry Lee
1947-1966
Jerry Lee Johnson, age 19, was dead on arrival at a local hospital Friday, November 4, at 10:15 p.m., following an automobile accident. The funeral was conducted Monday, November 4, at 10 a.m., at the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. James Paul Music officiating.  Burial was held in the Estep Cemetery at Fuget under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Johnson, born March 24, 1947, was the son of Robert Lee “Buddy” and Minnie Kimbler Johnson and was a lifelong resident of Paintsville (Sixth Street). Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Betty Lou Hensley and Mrs. Linda Sue Green, both of Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 9, 1966

   
KENNARD, Walter Sr.
1906-1966
Walter Kennard, Sr., age 60, died Monday, November 21 after an apparent heart attack. The funeral was conducted Thursday, November 24 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. James Wallace officiating.  Burial took place in the Kennard Cemetery at Logville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Kennard, a son of the late Frank and Lula McGuire Kennard, was born in Morgan County on June 25, 1906. He had resided at 806 11th Street in Paintsville and was a member of the First Baptist Church.  He had been employed as an engineer at the C & O Railway Co. His wife the former Gladys Roberts survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Walter, Jr. of Cannonsburg and Bill of Royalton, two daughters, Mrs. Charlene Daniels of Lexington, and Mrs. Bonita Daniels of Frankfort, four brothers, Homer W. of Ashland, Raymond and Byron C., both of Lebanon, Ohio, and Talbert of Mason, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Franklin of Ashland and Mrs. Addie Ferguson of Frankfort.  Twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Those who served as pallbearers were Harry Thomas, Clifford Boyd, Tom R. King, Charley Newsome, George Newsome, and Sherman Rice. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 30, 1966

   
MCKENZIE, Cora (Ward)
1879-1966
Cora McKenzie, age 87, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 5, at 10:45 p.m. enroute to a hospital in Plain City, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 8, at 11 a.m. at Lowmansville with F. F. Rigsby, Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey officiating. Born January 28, 1879 at Nippa, Mrs. McKenzie was the daughter of Marion and Jane Rose Ward. She had been a lifelong resident of Sitka and a member of the United Baptist Church since 1904. Her husband the late N. A. McKenzie preceded her in death in 1948. Surviving are a son, Richard of Ashland, three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Slone of Paintsville, Mrs. Roy Daniels of Sitka, and Mrs. John Hampton of Plain City, Ohio.; a sister, Mrs. Amanda VanHoose of Urbana, Ohio and 35 grandchildren, 72 great- granchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Burial took place in the McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, November 9, 1966

   
MURRAY, Era Ethel
1966
Mrs. Era Ethel Murray, age 66, died suddenly Sunday morning, November 13 at her residence in Sunbury, Ohio. Mrs. Murray was a retired employee of the Nestle’s Company in Sunbury and also was a member of the United Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Her husband, Elzie Murray, survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Marie MeKenzie of Sunbury, two brothers, Ova Sparks and Elva Sparks, both o Kentucky, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were directed by the DeVore Funeral Home in Sunbury with services being held today at 2 p.m. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-16-1966

  
PELPHREY, John
1880-1966
John Pelphrey, age 86, died Monday, November 28, at 7:20 p.m. at the Jenny Wiley Rest Home followed a recent illness. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Pelphrey, a retired miner, was born on August 28, 1880 in Johnson County, a son of Milt and Amanda Conley Pelphrey. He had spent most of his life at West Van Lear. Surviving are two sons, Everett of West Van Lear and Estill of Xenia, Ohio, three daughters Mrs. Alka Preston of Dayton, Ohio, Elsie Pelphrey of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Shirley Daniel of Tutor Key, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-30-1966

   
PICKLESIMER, Bertha (Blair)
1895-1966
Services Will Be On Thursday For Mrs. Picklesimer Bertha Picklesimer of Findlay, Ohio died November 30, 9:15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Trimble.  The cause of her death was a coronary, she had been ill for some time. Born February 20, 1895 at Barnetts Creek, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna Picklesimer Blair. She was married to James Picklesimer, December 15, 1914, who preceded her in death July 20, 1965. She is survived by three children, Mrs. James Pearl Trimble of Findlay, Ohio; Mrs. Faye Ratliff, Springfield, Ohio; and Leo Picklesimer of Beaver Dam, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Also the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Dessie Blair of Portsmouth, Ohio; Mrs. Delpha Harmon, of Springfield, Ohio; Martin Blair of Ashland, Ky.; Buel Blair, Oil Springs, Margaret Blair of Barnetts Creek; deceased are Lindsey, Natti, Bob, Lelia and Challie. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, Fish Trap. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1:00 at the Stoney Ridge Baptist Church near Perry, Ohio with Revs. Douglas Ward, Charles Selvage and Ransom Hackworth officiating. Interment will be held in the Findlay cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 1, 1965

   
PRESTON, Fannie
1901-1966
Fannie Preston, age 65 died Thursday, November 3, 2:30 a.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. Born September 17, 1901 in Johnson County, Mrs. Preston had spent her life time at Thealka, and was a member of the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Edgar Preston survives. Additional survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Spradlin of Thealka, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, November 6, 11 a.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Don Fraley officiating.  Burial took place in the Castle Cemetery at Turner Branch with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 9, 1966

   
PRESTON, Vada (Mollette)
1892-1966
Vada Preston, age 74, died Tuesday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital at Ashland after a recent illness. Funeral services were held Friday, November 25, at 2:30 p.m., at the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with Nim Sturgill officiating. Born May 18, 1892 at Boons Camp, she was the daughter of David and Lydia Hall Mollette. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and had resided in Ashland for the past 28 years. Her husband George Preston survives.  They were married at Boons Camp in 1908. Additional survivors include two sons, Edward and Estill, both of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Bishop of Ashland and Mrs. Vera Taylor of Paintsville; two brothers, Willie and Elias Mollette, both of Boons Camp. Burial was held in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp, with the Preston Funeral home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV. 30, 1966

   
SALYER, Bennie Jack
1875-1966
Bennie Jack Salyer, age 90, died Saturday, November 26, at 1:15 a.m. at the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born February 28, 1876, he was the son of the late Gardner and Lou Ann Fairchild Salyer. Salyer, who had been a farmer, was born in the county and had lived at 54 State Street for several years. His wife the former Laura McKenzie survives.  Additional survivors are four sons, Roy and Everett, both of Paintsville, Mitchell of Chicago, Illinois, and Orville of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Bevins and Mrs. Elva Hamilton, both of Paintsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Cordell of Ashland and Mrs. Flora Williams of Flat Gap.  Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Monday, November 28, at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Rogers officiating.  Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home making all necessary arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 30, 1966

  
STEELE, Joe
1894-1966
Joe Steele, age 72, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday night, November 5 in Kings Daughters Hospital at Ashland after an extended illness. Born May 7, 1894 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Simpson and Pliney Estep Steele. Steele, a retired miner, had lived at River for several years. His wife the former Sarah Meek preceded him in death on January 17, 1966. Survivors include four sons, Walter and Joe, Jr. both of Franklin Furnace, Ohio and Richard and Russell, both of Portsmouth, Ohio, three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Sammons of Manton, Mrs. Cynthia Litton of Toledo, Ohio and Mrs. Betty Jean Litton of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie VanHoose of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Funeral services were held Monday, November 7, at 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with C. J. Sparks and German Walters officiating.  Burial was held in the family cemetery at River with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday November 9, 1966



DECEMBER - 1966


ARMS, Ida (Collins)
1892-1966
Mrs. Ida Arms, age 74 died Saturday, December 10, at 10:45a.m at her home in Thealka following a recent illness. Born November 20, 1892 in Johnson County, she was a daughter of the late Garfield and Hannah Hough Collins. She had been a resident of Thealka for the past 20 years, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Willie Arms, survives. Also surviving are two sons, Sanford and George, both of Thealka: four daughters, Mrs. Virgie Mae Wheeler of Flemingsburg, Mrs. Dora Lee Clark of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Iva Jean Castle and Mrs. Joyce Taylor both Thealka, a brother, Add Collins of Collista, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Centers of Collista, Mrs. Goldie Centers, Denver, Mrs. Dollie Arms of East Point, and Mrs. Nettie Reed of Detroit, Michigan. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 13, at 2 p.m. in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-14-1966

   
BALDRIDGE, Mrs Artie (Hall)
1898-1966
Mrs. Artie Baldridge, age 68 was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital Tuesday, December 20, at 7:30 a.m. after an extended illness. Born July 7, 1898 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Margaret Hyden Hall.  She had resided in King Addition (Paintsville) and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband the late Ervin Baldridge preceded her in death in 1940. Surviving are three sons, John W., Charles A. and Oliver all of Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Harry Hyden of Prestonsburg and a brother, Norte Hall of Cleveland, Virginia, 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Frida, December 23, at 2 p.m. at the Southside Free Will Baptist Church with  Rev. Cline Salyer officiating. Burial will be held in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 1966

   
BLAIR, Willis
1934-1966
Willis Blair, age 32, died Tuesday morning December 13, in a Lexington Hospital. Born October 14, 1934 at Barnetts Creek, he was the son of Buel and the late Emily Blair.  He was a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek.  Survivors include three brothers, Richard of Springfield, Ohio and Jimmy of Barnetts Creek and five sisters Mrs. Susie Caprio of Boston, Mass., Mrs. Jane Vinto of Virginia, Miss Darlene Blair, Wanda Blair and Anna Mae Blair, all of Barnetts Creek. The funeral was conducted Friday December 16, at 11 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed and F. F. Rigsby officiating.  Interment followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 1966

   
BURCHETT, Lydia (Caudill)
1884-1966
Lydia Burchett, age 82, died Friday, December 9, at 6 a.m. at her home on Main Street after an extended illness. She was born July 6, 1884 in Magoffin County and had resided in Paintsville for several years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and also belonged to the Daughters of America. Her husband, the late Andrew Burchett, preceded her in death. Survivors include four grandchildren, Mrs Louise Adamaitis, Mrs. Marylin Combille, Mrs. Jack Jayne and Jim Turner, three stepchildren, Mrs. M.J. Crum of Stambaugh, Mrs. Beatrice Keyser and Tom Burchett, both of Huntington, West Virginia. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Julia Daniel of Charley, Mrs. Frank Spradlin of Stambaugh, Mrs. Alta Burchett of Louisa, and a brother, Sammie Caudill of Ashland. The funeral was held Sunday, December 11 at 10 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.14 1966

   
COLLINS, Taylor
1901-1966
Services Held At Van Lear For Taylor Collins Taylor Collins, age 65, died Wednesday, December 14, at 8:45 at the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 16, at 10 a.m. at the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. J. H. Short and Bill Davidson officiating. Born September 16, 1901, at Van Lear, he was the son of Edith Goble Collins Cornett of Prestonsburg and the late Walker Collins. He had resided in Paintsville for five years and was a member of the Church of Christ.  He was also a disabled miner. His wife, Gladys Collins, survives.  They were married January 29, 1949 in Paintsville. His first wife, Lula Collins, preceded him in death on January 30, 1947. Additional survivors include two sons, William F. Collins and James O. Collins, both of Van Lear; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Hill and Mrs. Imogene Murphy, both of Van Lear and Mrs. Marietta Fields of Wheelwright; two step-sons, Donald F. Hamton of Lexington and Robert Hamton of Cincinnati, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Louis Trusty and Mrs. Bonnie Mills, Both of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Albert of Prestonsburg and sister, Mrs. Lucy McCoy of Crum, West Virginia. Grandchildren of the deceased... (incomplete obit) PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 21, 1966

   
COLVIN, Julia (Blanton)
1885-1966
Julia Colvin, 80, died at the Paintsville Hospital, December 29, 5:37 following a brief illness.  Born January 22, 1885, at Kenwood, Ky., she was the daughter of John E. and Sarah Williams Blanton.  A resident of Manila for 63 years, she was a member of the United Baptist Church.  She was married to Samuel Forrest Colvin, who preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1945.  She is survived by the following sons and daughters; Virgil Colvin, of Waverly, Ohio; Sanford Colvin of Columbus, Ohio; Warner Colvin of Volga; Mitchell Colvin of Toledo, Ohio; Samuel F. Colvin of Kenova, W Va.; Branch Harmon Colvin of Curtice, Ohio; Douglas Colvin of Camden, Ohio; Chester Colvin, Franklin, Ohio.  Daughers, Mrs. Louella Richardson of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Kathleen Sparks of Manila; Mrs. Anna Rae Williams of Oregon, Ohio; and 47 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.  Children preceding her in death were Laxie Colvin McCarty and Orak Colvin.  Funeral services were held January 1, at the Fish Trap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, and Foster Rigsby officiating.  Burial took place in the Colvin cemetery, Manila under the arrangements of the Preston Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers were Eugene Lemaster, Gusta Lemaster, Joe McCarty, Jimmie McCarty, Sanford Salyer and Charlie Blanton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-12-1966

   
CONLEY, Frankie (Pelphrey)
1887-1966
Mrs. Frankie Conley, age 79, died Wednesday, December 7, at 10 p.m. in an Ashland hospital after a recent illness. Born March 30, 1887 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Spradlin Pelphrey. Formerly living in the county she had moved to Ashland where she spent several years. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Lawrence Conley, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Mervel of Ashland, Marvin of Columbus, Ohio and Herbert of Troy, Ohio: a daughter, Mrs. Avanell Phelps of Ashland; two brothers, James H. Pelphrey of Denver and a sister, Mrs. Irvin Spradlin of Paintsville. The funeral was held Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m. at the Paintsville Funeral Home with Willard Wilcox and John Sammons officiating. Special music was provided by James F. May, soloist with Mike Conley as organist. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Denver under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Pelphrey, Joe Pelphrey, Donald Ray Pelphrey, Leroy Pelphrey, Carroll Pelphrey, Vencil Pelphrey, Walter Pelphrey, and James Pelphrey, Jr. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Dec. 14 1966

   
CONLEY, Opal (Conley)
1921-1966
Mrs. Opal Conley, age 45, was dead on arrival at a local hospital Thursday evening, December 8, following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 11, at 1 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church of Oil Springs with Charles Stapleton and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Music was provided by the Staffordsville Quartet. Interment followed in the Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The daughter of Frank and Dora Cheek Conley, she was born February 5, 1921 at Oil Springs, where she spent her lifetime. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Army Conley survives. They were married in 1940. Additional survivors include a son, Peter Martin and a daughter, Drema Sue, both at home, a brother, Hollie Conley of Wittensville, and three sisters, Mrs. Gegie Meade and Mrs. Rule Pickle, both of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Ova Back of Sacramento, California. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY December 14 1966

   
DUTTON, Foster
1926-1966
Foster Dutton 40, Dies December 3 In Chicago, Ill. Foster Dutton, age 40, died Saturday December 3, at 4 p.m. in the V.A. Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 8, at 1 p.m. at the Paintsville United Baptist Church with Tom Sammons and Nim Sturgill officiating. Interment followed in the Penix Cemetery at Boons Camp with the Jones -Preston Funeral Home in charge . Born July 24, 1926 in Pike County, he was the son of the Elbert and Delphia Rose Dutton. He had been a resident of Chicago for the past two years and was a disabled veteran. His wife, the former Elva Blevins, survives. Also surviving are thre sons, Walter of Barnetts Creek and Elbert and Henry both of Thelma; three daughters, Rebecca Emma and Ruth also of Thelma; four sister, Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Elkhorn City, Mrs Gertrude Garson of Martin and Mrs. Emily Fyffe and Merida Dutton of Tacoma Washington, and three brothers, Clarence, Kurl and David, all Tacoma . Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-14-1966

   
KIRK, Mildred (Powell)
1889-1966
Mildred Kirk, age 77, died Saturday, December 17, at 3:15 a.m. at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Born February 6, 1889 at Ashland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas M. and Kate Colley Powell. She had been a resident of Paintsville for many years and was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Her husband the C.F. Kirk preceded her in death on April 25, 1961. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William B, Hazelrigg, City and Frank Kley of Spring Hill, Virginia, a granddaughter Mrs. Jean Hazelrigg, and a brother, Glen Powell, City. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, December 20, at 10 a.m. at the Mayo Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with the Jones Preston Funeral Home in charge. Pall bears were A.P. Mason, Walter Brugh, Glen Walker, Jess Songer, Malcolm Shearer and Jack Vickers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-21-1966

  
MCKENZIE, Annie (Stapleton)
1875-1966
Mrs. Anna McKenzie, age 91, died Thursday, December 15, at 8:05 a.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel United Baptist Church with Arnold Reed, O. I. Williams, and Lloyd Williams officiating. Burial took place in the Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. She was born May 20, 1875 in Johnson County, a daughter of Joseph and Symantha Salyer Stapleton, and spent her lifetime at Flat Gap. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband Dora McKenzie preceded her in death in 1931. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Stapleton of Flat Gap, several nephews and nieces, and several step-granchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, December 21, 1966


   
OSBORNE, Thomas
1868-1966
"Thomas Osborne of Tomahawk Dies December 21," Thomas Osborne, age 98, died Wednesday, December 21, at 7 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Manda Reed, after an extended illness. He was born January 8, 1868 in Wise County, Virginia, a son of Stephen and Lucy Osborne. Retiring as a bricklayer, he had lived at Tomahawk and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife the former Sarah Meeks preceded him in death. Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Mary Williamson , Mrs. Manda Reed, and Mrs. Gay Neil Tackett, all of Tomahawk, Mrs. Lacy Riley and Mrs. Barbara Steffan of Erie, Pa., Mrs. Mrs. Kate Osborne of Virgie, Mrs. Verla Moore of Charleston, West Virginia, and Mrs. Mildred Davis of Jonancy, Ky., and a son, Walter of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 23, at 1 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with V. Jones and Scott Castle officiating. Burial in the Osborne Cemetery at Chestnut under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

    
SALYER, Jessie J.
1905-1967
Jessie J. Salyer, former countian, age 61, died on Friday, December 23, in Waldo, Ohio where he had been a resident. Salyer born in Paintsville on May 26, 1905, was the son of Monroe Salyer and Laura Salyer Salyer. His wife, the former Faye Blanton, survives. They were married on April 10, 1923. He had been employed as a carpenter. Also surviving are two daughters, six sons, four sisters, and two brothers. Funeral services were held December 26, with burial services held at the Waldo Cemetery under the direction of the Denzer Cemetery in Marion, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1967

    
SPRADLIN, Phoebe (Caudill)
1883-1966
Phoebe Spradlin, age 83, died Thursday, December 29, at 9 a.m. in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 31, at 10 a.m. in the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Jarrod Caudill and Nim Sturgill officiating . Burial followed in the family cemetery at Davisville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Born May 23, 1883 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Winston and Martha Chandler Caudill. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church residing at Stambaugh . Her husband the late Frank Spradlin, proceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Julia Daniel of Charley and Mrs. Alta Burchett of Louisa and a brother, Sammie Caudill of Ashland. The Paintsville Herald  Wednesday January 4,1967

  
STURGILL, Virgie (Salyers)
1891-1966
Virgie Salyers Sturgill, age, 75 died Saturday December 31 at 4:15 am in Louisa General Hospital after a brief illness. Born May 20, 1891 at Kerz, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Amanda Salyers. Also surviving is a son, Charles V. of Paintsville, three brothers, Walter Salyers of New Albany, Ohio. Eslie Salyers of Mt. Liberty, Ohio and Alva J. Salyers of Middleton, Ohio, a sister, Mrs. Lellia Salyers of Louisa, one grandchild and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday January 2, at 1pm at the Young Funeral Chaple in Louisa with Rev. Gallie Issac and Rev Ellis Hamilton officiating. Music was provided by the Bradley Quartet. Pallbears were Harry R. Salyers, Dow Stapleton, Robert Sturgill, Ova Green, Charles Pennington, Charles Salyers, Willard Salyers, Marvin Salyers, and Lynn Branham.Interment  followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 11, 1967

   
WARD, Frank
1885-1966
Frank Ward, age 71, died Saturday, December 21 at 8:47 p.m. in the Paintsville Clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 27, at 11 a.m. at The Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Nim Sturgill, Ivan Butcher, Glenn Arrowood and Earl Money officiating. Born August 4, 1885 at Williamsport, he was the son of King Harim and Rebecca Ward. A retired Coal Miner, he had spent his lifetime at Williamsport.  His Wife Edna Ward, survives.  They were married at Williamsport on August 11 1917, Additional, survivors include six sons, Frank Jr. of Painsville, Ohio, Jess of Loraine, Jack and Bob, both of Columbus, Bill of Geneva and Russell C. of Williamsport:  five daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Odgee of San Eonita, Texas, Mrs. Agness Norvell and Mrs. Polly Jean Skuhr of Baltimore, Maryland,  Mrs. Roma Lou Ward of Fairborn, Ohio and Mrs. Easter Daniels of Covington. Also surviving is a brother, Russell of Huntington West Virginia and a half-brother, Bill Newsome of Ohio, and 23 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Clifford Preston, Dave Webb, Harold Lloyd Preston, Wendell Wallen, Dave Ward, Lafey J. Preston, Bradley Daniels and Clarence Dalton.  Burial took place in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Jan. 1 1967

   
WARD, Russell W.
1922-1966
Russell W. Ward, age 44, died Monday, December 12, at 2:30 a.m. in the Grandview Hospital at Dayton, Ohio after a brief illness.  Born November 14, 1922 at Williamsport, he was the son of Edd and Julia Ward.  He has resided in Dayton for the past 15 years.  His wife the former Billie Ruth Setser survives.  They were married March 21, 1948 in Paintsville.  Also surviving are three sons, Larry, Justin and Estill all of Dayton and three brothers, Carmel of Kennewick, Washington, Arnold of Lexington and John K. who is in Vietnam.  The funeral was conducted Friday, December 17 at 2 p.m. at the home of his father, Edd Ward, with Clifford Isbell officiating.  Burial took place in the family cemetery at Williamsport with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 12-21-1966

   
WELLS, Kelly
1898-1966
Retired Miner Kelly Wells, 68, Dies December 16 Kelly Wells, age 68, died Friday, December 16, at 9 a.m. at a local hospital following a brief illness. Born October 7, 1898 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Willie and Ella Spears Wells . He was a member of the Church of Christ and had been a life long resident of Daniels Creek. He was a retired farmer and miner and had been employed at the Princess-Elkhorn Coal Company at David. He also spent many years working in West Virginia. His wife, Mrs. Bertha Webb Wells survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Bernice) Austin, City and two grandchildren, Denise Ann and Timothy Wayne Austin; a brother Elmer Wells and a sister, Mrs. Glady Collins, both of Daniels Creek. He is also survived by seven step children and several step grandchildren. Funeral services were held  Sunday, December 18, at 2 p.m., at the Upper Daniels Creek Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman, J.H. Short and Edgar Preston officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-21-1966


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