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JANUARY - 1967

AUXIER, Addie (Baldridge)
1967
Addie Auxier, age 64, died Monday, Janaury 16, at 5:30 p.m. in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 19, at 10 a.m. in the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Edgar Hewlett officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Johns Creek under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Born November 8, 1902 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Sarah Webb Baldridge.  She had lived at Van Lear Johns Creek.  Her husband, Jesse Brown Auxier, survives. Also surviving are two sons, Harold Kermit of Van Lear and Henry Ireland of Hammond, Indiana; three brothers, Kermit and Herbert Baldridge of Prestonsburg and Heber Baldridge of Little Paint, a sister, Mrs. Edith Elkins of Little Paint and two grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25, 1967

   
BOOTHE, Charley
1892-1967
Charley Boothe, age 74, died Thursday, January 19, at 3:55 p.m., at his home after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 22, at 11 a.m., in the Chestnut Free Will Baptist Church, with Claude VanHoose and Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial took place in the VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut, under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Boothe, a son of Luke and Nan Damron Boothe, was born April 14, 1892, at Whitehouse. Spending his lifetime at Whitehouse, he had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and has been employed by the railroad. His wife who survives is Una Boothe.  They were married in Paintsville on May 6, 1953. Also surviving are three stepsons, Kennis Boyd of Whitehouse, Billie Boyd of Dayton, Ohio, and Robert Boyd of Detroit, Michigan; three daughters, Mrs. Loretta Blair of Paintsville, Mrs. Sheila Valentine of Richmond, Virginia, and Mrs. Nancy Cook of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Boothe of Van Lear and Harrison Boothe of Auxier, and a sister, Mrs. Lotta Greer of Thealka. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 25, 1967

   
CANTRELL, Alma
1898-1967
Mrs. Alma Cantrell age 68, died Saturday, January 14, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio following a brief illness. Born May 9, 1898 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Marion and Alice Williams Wright. Residing in Cincinnati, she had been a member of the Missionary Babtist Church. Her husband, the late Walter Cantrell proceded her in death in 1959. Survivors include two sons Raymond E. of Florence and Charles R. of Cincinnati. A brother Mannis Wright of Red Bush.  a sister Mrs. Hattie Ott of Nicholasville seven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted today at 10 a.m. at the home of her brother at Red Bush with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial took place at the family cemetery at Red Bush under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-18-1967

  
CLARK, Nellie Rose (O'Bryan)
1885-1967
Former Resident Nellie Clark Dies January 1 Nellie Clark Nellie Rose O'Bryan Clark, age 81, of McDermott, Ohio and formerly of Johnson and Lawrence counties, died Sunday January 1, at McDermott. She was born September 23, 1885 at barnetts Creek, the daughter of John Ellis O'Bryan and Louisa Caroline Coffee. Her husband, the late John Willson Clark preceded her in death on February 6, 1957. They were married at Estill on December 5, 1907. She was also preceded by a son, Manuel E. Clarkm who died March 20, 1924 and a daughter Clovie Clark Beddow who died June 29, 1943. Surviving are four sons, Vanzel Elli and James Leonard, both of Columbus, John Edgar of Hilliards, Ohio and Rudolph of fairfield, Calif., two daughters, Mrs Clemie Clark Tackett of Lucasville, Ohio and Mrs. mary Louanna Clark Holbrook of Columbus, a sister Elizabeth O'bryan Clark of Volga, 25 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters -in-law, Telia Thompson O'Bryan of Williamson, West Virginia and Caroline (Tiny) Clark MeCarty of Adams. Funeral Services were held January 2 at Alders Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson, Ohio with burial taking place in the Glenrest Cemetery in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 18, 1967

   
CONLEY, Dennis
1883-1967
Dennis (Den) Conley, age 83, died Saturday, January 21, at 7:15 a.m. in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Born July 17, 1883 at Hager Hill he was the son of John and Rhoda Peppin Conley. Conley, a retired carpenter, had been a lifetime resident of Hager Hill. His wife, the former Bessie Rice, survives.  They were married at Collista on January 23, 1908. Additional survivors include two sons, Marvin of Ashland and Cecil of Columbus, a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Dotson of Hager Hill, four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 23, at 2 p.m. in the Chapter of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Castle officiating.  Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Alex Pelphrey, Beecher Conley, William Henry Conley, Arie Blair and Dennis Blair. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 25, 1967

   
DANIELS, Stella (Charles)
1887-1967
Stella Daniels, age 82, died Wednesday, January 25, at 11:05 p.m. at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jessie Tackett, Jr. following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. in the Lick Log Free Will Baptist Church with Cline Salyer officiating.  Burial took place in the family cemetery at Ulysses under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. She was born October 12, 1887 at Weeksberry, a daughter of William Matt and Vie Charles. Residing at Thealka for 27 years she had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Elbert, Lonzo and Samuel Castle, all of Thealka, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Hall, of Delbarton, West Virginia and Mary Ann Charles of Columbus, Ohio, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY February 1, 1967

   
JACKSON, Frank
1877-1967
Frank Jackson, age 89, died Friday, January 6, at 2 a.m. in a local hospital. The funeral was conducted Sunday, January 8, at 10 a.m. in the Pentecostal Church at Oil Springs with Adam Marshall and Melvin Blanton officiating.  Burial took place in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Born November 25, 1877, in Johnson County, he was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Salyer Jackson. He was a lifetime resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He had worked as a farmer. His wife, Cora Jackson, preceded him in death on July 11, 1950. Survivors include two sons, Carl and Branch, both of Oil Springs; four daughters, Mrs. Ada Blair of Oil Springs, Mrs. Ora Mae Kiser of South Charleston, West Virginia; Mrs. Alta Adams of Christiansburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Malta Powers of London, Ohio; a brother, John A. Jackson of Garrett, 34 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 11, 1967

   
OSBORNE, Elbert (Bert)
1902-1967
Elbert (Bert) Osborne, age 64, died Wednesday, January 4, 1967, at 10:20 a.m. in the Paintsville Clinic following an extended illness. Born December 28, 1902 at Sitka, he was the son of Mack and Lou VanHoose Osborne. Retired from employment, he had lived at Sitka and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife the former Georgia Stambough survives.  They were married in Paintsville on July 11, 1922(?).  Also surviving are three sons, ?, William and Bert Allen, all at home, two step-sons, Clarence and Ernest Pennington, also at home, three daughters, Lowvrn, Connie Sue and Lou Ann, at home, a brother, Harold Osborne of Sitka, and six sisters, Mrs. Edgar Witten and Mrs. Jerry Womack, both of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Virgil Salyers of Piketon, Ohio, Mrs Challie Sayers  of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs Virgil McCarty of Aide, Ohio, Mrs. Roy Wiley of Dayton, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, 1967, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.11 1967

   
PIERCE, Floyd Sr.
1893-1967
Floyd Pierce, Sr. age 73, died Wednesday, January 25, 1967 at 6 a.m. in the Paintsville Clinic after an extended illness.  Born October 10, 1893 in Tayes, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Pierce Skeens.  A retired truck driver, he had lived in Paintsville for several years. His wife who surives is the former Myrtie B. Thompson.  Additional survivors include a son, Floyd, Jr. of Paintsville, a daughjter, Mrs. Josephine Webb of Springfield, Ohio and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday January 27, 1967 at 1 p.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Don Fraley and C. C. Hall officiating.  Internment followed in the Thealka Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.01 1967

   
RICE, Charles Clay
1917-1967
Charles Clay Rice, age 49 died on Friday morning January 20 at his home on Preston Street after a sudden illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 22, at 1 p.m. in the Rock House, Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Singing was provided by the Staffordsville Quartet. Interment followed in the Rice Cemetery at Hager Hill with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. He was born on March 14, 1917, in Johnson County, a son of Mose Rice who survives and the late Mattie Watkins Rice. Residing in Paintsville he was employed as a cab driver and had served 4 years in the United States Army. Survivors in addition to his father include a daughter, Mrs. George McFaddin, Jr., of Staffordsville, a brother, Henry Rice of Paintsville, three sisters, Mrs. Faye Correvon of Pittsburg, California and Mrs. Martha Jean Spradlin and Mrs. Mary Lou Caudill, both of Staffordsville, and a grandson, Jeffrey Thomas McFaddin of Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25, January 1967

   
ROBINSON, Clarence
1921-1967
Clarence Robinson, age 45, died Monday, January 16, at 1 a.m. in the V.A. Hosptial in Louisville after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted today at 1 p.m. at the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Filmore Gambill, officiating. Born October 23, 1921 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Proctor and Margaret Spears Robinson. A World War II verteran, he had resided at Thealka during his lifetime. His wife, the former Evelyn Daniels, survives. Also surviving is a son Clarence Lee and a daughter, Peggy Sue, both at home, three brothers, John of Springfield, Ohio, Bill of Franklin, Ohio and Ernest of Dayton, Ohio, three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy VanHoose of Thealka, and Mrs. Addie Castle and Mrs. Rhoda McFadden, both of Springfield, Ohio, and an aunt, Norina Sturgill of  Thealka. Burial was held in the Daniels Family Cemetery at Thealka with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 1967

   
SHAFFER, Maudie Grace (Gross)
1904-1967
Maudie Grace Shaffer, age 62, dies Friday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 9, at 2 p.m. in the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church with, Joseph Hoskins officiating. Burial took place the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. She was born July 9, 1904 at Amba, the daughter of Nannie Meade Gross, who survives and the late Madison Gross, was a member of the Church of Christ, and had resided in Columbus for seven years. Additional survivors include her husband, Martin Shaffer, a son, Samuel D. Harvey of Columbus, two brothers, Bosher Gross of Whitehouse, and Ken Gross of  Copperston, West Virginia; three sisters, Ruth Gross of Whitehouse, Mrs. Pearl Gibson and Mrs. Hiden Meade both of Columbus, Ohio and a half brother, Cirus Meade of Whitehouse. Also surviving are six grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 1967

   
TEVIS, Ray V.
1915-1967
Ray V. Tevis, age 51, died suddenly Monday, January 23, at 11 pm in a mine at Wheelwright. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 26, at 1 pm in the Free Will Baptist Church at Van Lear with Robert Martin officiating. Burial took place in the Richmond Cemetery at King Addition, Paintsville. Pall bearers were Bill Tackett, Ray Adams, Floyd Collins, Aud Williamson, Ocal Dawson and Pat McCoart. Tevis, a son of Harrison Tevis and the late Emily Karr Tevis, was born in Vandalia, Illinois on February 8. 1915. He had lived at Van Lear for several years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He had been employed as a miner and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. His wife, the former Ethel Whitaker survives. They were married in 1940. Also surviving are three sons, James Vernon Tevis of Zion, Illinois, David Ray and Ronald Douglas Tevis of Van Lear and daughter Mrs. Joyce Lee Vanhoose of River Rouge, Michigan, six brothers, four sisters and five grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 1, 1967

   
THOMAS, Bert
1967
Bert Thomas, age 78, died Wednesday, January 11, at 9:30 pm at his home in Flat Gap where he had spent his lifetime. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14 at 1pm in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap uner the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. He was a son of the late C.M. and Ann Bunyard Thomas. His wife the former Maude Sturgill, survives. Additional survivors include a son, John Paul of Galena, Ohio; a brother, Con of Ypsilanti, Michigan, four sisters, Mrs. Sue Williams of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Salyer s of Red Bush, Mrs May Evans of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Bess Mckenzie of Sunbury, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 18, 1967

   
VANHOOSE, Lora Mae (Williams)
1967 1967
Lora Mae Vanhoose, 39, formerly of Paintsville, died Thursday January 19, as a result of an accident in Louisville. The vehicle she was driving was struck by a train at a rail crossing in Jefferson County. She was the wife of  Dr. James E. Vanhoose, formerly of Paintsville, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar P. Williams, also of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband and six children: Gregory 13, Brian 9, Jim Doug 7, twins Kent and Kyra 6, and Steven 3. Three brothers; John Patton Williams of Versailles, Oscar Williams Jr. of Flat Gap and Bob Williams of Paintsville, also survive, as do two sisters, Lillian Meade of Paintsville and Anna Mary Adams of Owensboro. Mrs. Vanhoose had resided in Louisville for eighteen months prior to her death. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 22, at the First Methodist Church in Paintsville with Rev. J. H. Burton presiding. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, in Staffordsville, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 25, 1967

   
WARD, Oma (Mollett)
1901-1967
Oma Ward, age 62, died Wednesday, January 4 at 9:30 a.m.  in the Paintsville Clinic after an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late J.W. "Jim" and Alice Sammons Mollett, born in Floyd County on September 12, 1901. Residing in Paintsville for several years, she was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband Noah Ward, survives.  Additional survivors include three sonsm Phillip, Frank and Wendall all of Paintsville, five daughters,  Irene Ward of Pikeville, Mrs. Lula Frances, Mrs. Faye Houck and Mrs. Mary Lou Roberts, all of Paintsville, and Mrs. Laura May Parks of Little Rock Arkansas, two brothers, Joe Mollett of Lowmansville, and Doug Mollett of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and four sisters.  Mrs. Dixie Hatfield of East Point, Mrs. Ruby Mahan of Vinton, Ohio, Mrs. Anna Ward of Grundy, Virginia and Mrs. Lora Music of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, at 1 p.m. in the East Point Church of Christ with Tom Blankenship of Prestonsburg and Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Jan. 11 1967

   
WILLIAMS, Earl
1895-1967
Earl Williams, age 71, died Monday, January 2, at 2:14 a.m. at his home after a brief illness. Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with J.T. Bailey and Arnold Reed officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Born September 23, 1895 at Ripley, West Virginia, he was the son of William & Diana Dwere Williams. A retired farmer, he had resided at Oil Springs and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, the former E___ Reed survives. Additional survivors include a son, Scland E. of Limestone, Maine; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Horne of Hillard, Ohio, Mrs. Robert Irwin of West Jefferson, Ohio and Mrs. Jerry Redding of Vallejo, California, a sister Mrs. Charles Long of Ripley, and eight grand- children. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 04, 1967

     
WILLIAMS, Ollie Sr. 1906-1967 Ollie Williams, Sr., age 60, died Wednesday morning January 4, in the Sheldon Hospital in Albion Michigan after a brief illness. Born August 2, 1906 in Johnson County, he was the son of James and Dora Williams. He had resided in Letchfield, Michigan, was employed by the Railroad and also worked as a farmer. His wife, the former Ida Jackson, preceded him in death on September 18, 1961. Survivors include two sons Daliee of Letchfield and Ollie, Jr. of Homer, Michigan, a brother, I.B. Williams of Staffordsville, three sisters, Mrs. Walter Jackson of Rochester, Indiana, Mrs. Pearl McKnight of Ashland and Mrs. Esta Saylor of DeGraf, Ohio and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 6, at 1 p.m. in the Pentecostal Church at Oil Springs with Adam Marshall officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 11, 1967




FEBRUARY - 1967

BLAIR, Lincoln
1888-1967
Lincoln Blair, age 79, died Wednesday, February 1, at 9:50 p.m. in the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville after an extended illneee. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 4, at 1 p.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Scott Castle officiating. Blair was born in Johnson County on July 23 1888 and had resided at Hager Hill where he was a retired carpenter. His wife the former Cora Adams, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son J.D. of Pikecille, and one grandson. Pallbearers were Dennis Blair, James Blair, Dorman Spears, Douglas Blair, Delmar Hunter and JAmes Greathouse. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.08 1967

  
BROWN, Lawrence
1890-1967
Lawrence Brown, age 76, died Wednesday, February 8, at 8:20 pm., in the Paintsville Clinic. The body was at the Preston Funeral Home Thursday evening and Friday morning, and then was moved to Clay, West Virginia, to the Wilson Funeral Home where funeral services were held on Sunday, February 13, at 2 p.m.  Burial took place in the Sunset Cemetery at Bickmore, West Virginia. Brown, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Brown, was born on February 10, 1890, in Clay County, West Virginia. He had been a resident of Van Lear for the past 13 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Letha Wall of Procious, West Virginia, and Mrs. Tillie McFarland of Ohio, and a son, Phillip of Canton, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 15, 1967

  
BUTCHER, Wilda (Boyd)
1967
Wilda Boyd Butcher died Tuesday, February 28, at 11:15 a.m. in the Paintsville Clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Mayo Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie Rodgers officiating.  burial took place in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Serving as pallbearers were Vernon Philbey, Walter Meek and K.B. Williams. Mrs. Butcher, the daughter of W.S. and Juda Meek Boyd, was born in Paintsville and spent her lifetime here. She was a member of the D.A.R. and also a member of the Methodist Church.  She had been employed as a florist for the past 26 years. Survivors include a son, John K. Jr. of Louisville a daughter, Dr. Alpharetta Archer of Paintsville, and a brother G.V. (son) Boyd of Hager Hill. Also surviving are one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-08-1967

   
FERGUSON, Noah
1908-1967
Noah Ferguson, age 58, died Thursday, February 2, at 9:25 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia after an extended illness. Born March 11, 1908 in Morgan County he was the son of the late Isom and Mary Brown Ferguson. He had lived at West Van Lear and was a World War II Veteran. His wife the former Nola Spears survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Eddie Ferguson of Moon and Lennie Ferguson of Relief and four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith of Circleville, Ohio, Mrs. Virgie McCendon of Sciotoville, Ohio, Mrs. Earl Rowland of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Mrs. Maxie Hamilton of Red Bush. The funeral was conducted Sunday, February 5, at 12 noon at the Cindy Creek Church with Emery Ferguson officiating.  Burial took place in the Ferguson Cemetery at Relief under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 8, 1967

  
FITCH, Tug
1886-1967
Tug Fitch, age 81, died Monday, February 13, at 7:55 p.m. at his home in Thealka following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church with Arnold Reed, O I Williams, Florida Lyons and Cully Sparks officiating.  Interment was held in the Daniels Cemetery at Tutor Key with the Preston Funeral Home in church of arrangements. Fitch, a son of Burgess and Mary Fraley Fitch, was born on January 3, 1886 at Richardson. A member of the United Baptist Church he had resided at Thealka for several years and was a retired miner. His wife who survives is the former May Daniels. Also surviving are two sons, Olen Fitch of Logan, West Virginia and Ora Fitch of Marion, Ohio, three daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou Webb of Logan, West Virginia, Mrs. Kathleen Bradley of Thealka and Mrs. Pauline Thompson of Zebulon, two step-sons, James W. Osborne of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Bill Osborne of Thealka and a step-daughter, Mrs. Emmalee O’Bryan of Thealka. Additional survivors include 35 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Daniels, Kenneth Daniels, Larry Daniels, Kenneth Daniels Larry Wells and Tom Fitch, Jr. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 22, 1967

  
LOWE, Samuel Edward (Edd)
1880-1967
Samuel Edward (Edd) Lowe, age 86, died Friday, February 3, at 9:30 p.m. in the Paintsville Clinic following a brief illness. Born May 9, 1880 in Logan, West Virginia, he was the son of Peter and Martha Hicks Lowe. He had lived in Van Lear for the past two years. His wife, Minnie Lowe survives. His first wife, Bertha Jane Lowe, preceded him in death in 1957. Additional survivors include a son, Charlie of West Van Lear; two daughters, Sadie Lowe of Logan, West Virginia and May Queen of Columbus, Ohio, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 6, at 10 a.m. at the home with Cline Salyers officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, West Virginia under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 08, 1967

   
MEADE, Ray
1899-1967
Ray Meade, age 67, died Sunday, February 12, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County on November 9, 1899.  His wife, the former Loretta Kelly, survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Leo R. Meade of Huntington, West Virginia and David Ronald Meade who is now in Vietnam, three brothers, Bill Meade and Robert Meade, both of Cocoa, Florida, and Guy Meade of Prestonsburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Ora M. Schroeder, Mrs. Hager M. White and Mrs. Mabel M. Wheeler, all of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Beulah Moore of Paintsville.  A grandosn Michael Leon Meade, also survives. Funeral services were conducted today, February 15, at 2 p.m. in the Community Methodist Church in Prestonsburg with Rev. ___________ and Rev. Coy ____ of _____. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of Floyd Co. Funeral Home at Prestonsburg. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1967

   
MURPHY, Hershel
1928-1967
Hershel Murphy, age 38, died Thursday, February 9, 4 a.m. in Allenton, Michigan following brief illness.  Born February 14, 1928 at Meally, he was the son of Everett and Ada Powers Murphy who survive.  Residing at Allenton he had worked as a job-setter at General Motors Company.  His wife who survives is the former Lorene Coleman.  Additional survivors include a son, Lawrence, two daughters, Peggy Elaine and Ernestine, all at home, a brother Glen Murphy of Warren, Michigan, and five sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Stambaugh and Mrs. Ruby Brown of Warren, Michigan, Mrs. Myrtle McDaniel and Mrs. Josphine Keller, both of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Minerva Trudeau of Lexington.  The funeral was held Sunday, February 12 at 1 p.m. at the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetry at Meally with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1967

   
MUSIC, Ricky
1958-1967
Rickey Music, 8 years old, died Tuesday, February 14, at 1 p.m. in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness.  Born October 1, 1958 at Prestonsburg he was the son of Mrs. Audrey Music.  He had lived at East Point for three years.  A brother Larry, of East Point survives.  Funeral services were held Friday, February 17, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Charlie Lemaster officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Whitaker. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 1967

   
PATRICk, Beecher
1913-1967
Beecher Patrick, age 53, died Saturday, February 18, 1967, at 11:25 p.m. at his home in Meally after a brief illness.  Born September 28, 1913 in Johnson County, he was the son of Nancy Vuletch Patrick and the late Noah Patrick.  A miner and construction worker, Patrick had been a lifelong resident of Meally.  His wife the former Nancy Adams survives. Additional survivors include a son, Irvin of Meally, a daughter, Mrs. Billie Ann Sesco of Paintsville, three borthers, Willis Patrick of Meally, Brooks Patrick of Dovie, West Virginia and Flem Patrick of Welch, West Virginia and three sisters, Mrs Evelyn Hamilton and Mrs. Rosis Preston of Meally and Mrs. Frankie Doss of Gilbert West Virginia. Three half sisters, Mrs. Laura George, Mrs. Gracie Cantrell and Mrs. Cee Selvage, also survive. Funeral services sere held Tuesday, February 21, 1967, at 2 p.m. in the Meally Church of Chirst with J.H. Short officiating.  Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville HErald Wednesday Feb.22 1967

   
RICE, Della (Caudill)
1967
Della Rice, age 87 died Wednesday, February 22 at 5:10 a.m. in an Ashland hospital after a brief illness. The funeral was held Friday, February 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial took place in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville. Serving as Pallbearers were Bill Slone, Sam Rice, Jr., David Jones, Jess Songer, Harold M. Rice and Tom Meade. She was born July 8, 1879 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Zachery and Mary Bayes Caudill. Mrs. Rice had been a resident of Paintsville and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband the late I. G. Rice, Sr., preceded her in death in 1944. A daughter Bernice Rice died in 1937. Survivors include three sons, I. G., Jr., of Ashland, Sam of Paintsville and Ted of Morehead City, North Carolina, two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Mac Harris of Ashland and Mrs. Mary Martha Doane of Tonawanda, New York, four sisters, Mrs. Virgie Sullivan of Manchester, OH, Miss Verna Caudill and Miss Zora Caudill of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Hattie Pool of Port Charlotte, Florida, and a brother, Roy Caudill of Swamp Branch. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1, March 1967

  
RICE, Joseph
1882-1967
Joseph Rice, age 84, died Tuesday, February 21, at his home in Flat Gap after an extended illness. He was born in Boyd County in July of 1882. Spending the last 16 years at Flat Gap, he was a retired lumber mill worker and a grocery clerk. His wife, who survives, is the former Minnie Thacker. Survivors include a brother, Andy Rice of Ashland and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie McKenzie of Catlettsburg. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, February 23, at 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Baptist Church  with H. T. Hamilton and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial will take place in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22 February 1967

  
SELLARDS, John B.
1895-1967
John B. Sellards, age 71, died Wednesday, February 1 at 8:50 a.m. in the Paintsville Clinic. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 3 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. J.E. Wallace officiating. Sellards, a son of Ben L. and Mary Gost Sellards, was born on May 10, 1895, in Fayette County, West Virginia. He has resided in Paintsville most of his lifetime. Survivors include a son, John D, of Painstville, six daughters, Mrs. Peter Jarvis of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Fred Frasier of Ashland, Mrs. James Turner of Louisville, Mrs. Harvey Maynard of Stock Port, Ohio, Mrs. Jayson Spears of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. William Suttle of Newport News, Virginia and a brother, Woodrow Sellards of Los Angeles, California. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren. Pallbearers were P.J. Meade, Raymond Brush, Roger Short, P.D. Pack, Gary Belcher and Ben A. Boyd. Burial took place in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1967

  
SPRADLIN, Teresa
1967
Teresa Spradlin, three week old daughter of William and Ella Spradlin died enroute to a Dayton, Ohio hospital Sunday, February 12 at 2:15 p.m. after a brief illness. Additional survivors include two brothers, Rickey and Timothy and two sisters, Meranda and Glenda, all at home. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 16, at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Noah Spradlin, grandmother of the deceased , at Denver with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Dencer under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-22-1967

  
STAPLETON, Wilbur C.
1967
Wilbur C Stapleton, 41, of Charleston W. Va and formerly of Red Bush, died Saturday, February 11, in the Kanawha Valley Hospital. He was the son of the late Lafe and Margie Williams  Stapleton of Catlettsburg. Surviving are his wife, Margaret, and a daughter, Patricia Ann, and two sons, Stacey Lee and Joseph, all at home. Also surviving are three brothers, Stacey of Dover, Tennessee; Beecher of Middletown, Ohio; and Otto of South Point, Ohio. He was the nephew of Mrs. Carmen Williams Blanton, Mrs. Ada Williams Lyons and  Mrs. Lexie Williams Haney, all formerly of Red Bush. Educated in Kentucky schools, he was employed by the Diamond Department Store in Charleston. He was  a veteran of World War II, and a member, deacon and usher in the Baptist Church. The funeral was held February 13 at he Randolph Street Baptist Church, with Rev Robert McNeill officiating. Burial took place in Sunset Memorial Park at Charleston. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 22, 1967

  
VANHOOSE, Don C.
1884-1967
Don C. Vanhoose, age 82, died Monday February 27, at 9:30 pm.at the Haven Crest Nursing Home. Born November 29. 1884, he was the son of Henry and Nancy Baldwin Vanhoose. He was a retired attorney and had been elected county attorney for Johnson County several terms, the last term being in 1958. He had also been Circuit Court Clerk here, and with the Internal Revenue Service during the term of Governor Willis. He had lived in Paintsville and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife the former Josephine Stapleton, preceded him in death on September 20, 1964. Survivors include a son, Henry and a daughter Mrs. Marshia Blair both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held tomorrow March 2, at 1 pm at the Third Street Free Will Bapotist Church with CC Hall, Ellis Hamilton and Millard Vanhoose officiating. Interment will follow in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 1, 1967

  
WARD, Lula Frances
1925-1967
Lula Frances Ward, age 41, died Sunday, February 19, at 8:30 p.m. in a Lexington Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 22, at 1 p.m. in the Pentecostal Church of Christ with burial taking place in the Mollette Cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born March 28, 1925 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Noah Ward and the late Oma Mollette Ward.  She had resided in Paintsville. Surviving are three brothers, Phillip, Frank and Wendell Ward, all of Paintsville and four sisters, Irene Ward of Pikeville, Mrs. Faye Honch and Mrs. Mary Lou Roberts, both of Paintsville, and Mrs. Laura May Parks of Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday March 1 1967

   
WEBB, Flossie
1908-1967
Flossie Webb, age 59, died Monday, February 20, at 10:40 p.m. in a Danville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in June of 1908 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Walbridge and Mintie Conley Webb.  She had lived in Danville for several years. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Roxie Smith of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Mrs. Malta DeHart of Shelby and Mrs. Geneva Dailey of Cleveland, Ohio and a brother Herman D. "Dugan" Webb of Paintsville. The funeral was conducted Thursday, February 23, at 1 p.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Lowell Webb officiating. Interment followed in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday March 1 1967




MARCH - 1967

CASTLE, Columbus
1877-1967
Columbus (Lum) Castle, age 90, died Thursday, March 2, at 10:30am at the Paintsville Clinic, following an extended illness. Born february 17, 1877 at Tutor Key, he was the son of Eli and Toal Castle. A retired miner for 37 years, Castle had spent a lifetime in Tutor Key. His wife, who survives, is the former Carrie VanHoose. Additional survivors include three sons, Don of Tutor key and Elmer and Raymond, both of Marion, Ohio, three daughters, Mrs. Virgie Davis of marion Ohio, Mrs. Tille Meade of  Wittenville and Mayrne Castle of Tutor Key, two brothers John Castle of Meally and Jessie Castle of Drift, and a sister, Mrs Tisha Butcher of Wabash, Indiana. Also are surviving are 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 5th, at 11am at Toms Creek United baptist Church with Florida Lyons, O. I. Williams and Cully Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery at Tutor Key with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 8, 1967

   
CISCO, Brenda Lee
1967-1967
Brenda Lee Cisco, month old daughter of John Edward and Hermalee Stapleton Cisco died Monday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the Wabash Count Hosptial in Wabash, Indiana following a brief illness. She was born on February 17, 1967 in Paintsville. Surviving in addition to her parents is a brother, William Edward at home. Funeral sevices were held Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Prston Funeral Home with John Frank Ratliff and Glenn Davis officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Salyers Branch (Flat Gap) with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 29, 1967

  
CLARK, Elizabeth (O'Bryan)
1894-1967
Elizabeth Clark, 72, died saturday, July 15, 11:05 p.m. at her home in Volga. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 am in the barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonzo Red nd Lloyd Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Salyers Cemetery at barnetts creek. Born September 7, 1894 at Barnetts Creek, she was the daughter of John and carolyn Coffee O'Bryan. She had been a resident of Volga for the past twenty-one years and is a member of the United baptist Church. She was married to James Clark, who survives on January 18, 1960. Additional survivors include one son, Mevin Clark of Volgo, one daughter, Mrs. mae stambaugh also of Volga, twelve grandchildren and three great grand children. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 12, 1967

   
KELLY, Myrtle (Fyffe)
1903-1967
Mrs. Myrtle Kelly, age 63, died Wednesday morning, March 22, at 10:15 a.m. in a local hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral and burial services were held on Friday, March 24 at 2 p.m. in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Charlie Blanton officiating and arrangements under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born July 14, 1903 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Cornelius and Minda Cantrell Fyffe. She had lived at Flat Gap for 20 years. A daughter, Mrs. Jackson Benhken preceded Mrs. Kelly in death. Her husband, Charlie Kelly survives. They were married in 1920. Other survivors include four sons. Wallace and Nelius both of Dayton, Ohio. Callis of Staffordsville and Maxwell of Flat Gap, a brother Callis Fyffe of El Paso, Texas and two sisters, Mrs Delcie Caskie of Versailles and Mrs. Pearl Caskie of West Liberty. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great grandson. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March  29, 1967

   
LEWIS, Frank C.
1876-1967
Frank C. Lewis, age 91, died Wednesday, March 22, at 9:55 a.m. in the Crest Haven Nursing Home after extended illness. The funeral was held Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Mack Provence officiating. Interment followed in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Lewis, a son of John and Martha Greybeal Lewis, was born on March 6, 1876 in Ashville, North Carolina. He had resided at Boons Camp for 80 years. His wife, the former Cora C. Mollet, preceded him in death on June 4, 1950. Survivors include five sons, Frank Jr. and Walter, both of  Boons Camp, Clyde of Butler, Penn., George of Columbus, Ohio and John R. of Wharton, West Virginia, five daughters, Mrs. Sarah Cook of Whitehouse, Ethel Belin and Ruth Bolin, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Martha Pyle of Columbus, Ohio and Rose Daniels of Williamsport, a step-son Delbert Mollett of Boons Camp, and a brother, Robie Lewis and a sister, Mrs. Emma Harmon, both of Boons Camp. 43 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 29, 1967

   
MARCUM, Earl
1897-1967
Earl Marcum, age, 69, died Wednesday, March 29 at 4 a.m. in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 1 at 11:00a.m. at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Arnie Murray, Flem Arrowood and Glenn Arrowood officiating.  Burial took place in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born July 27, 1897 at Nolan, West Virginia he was the son of George and Hattie Marcum. Spending his lifetime at Williamsport.  Marcum was a member of the United Baptist Church and had been employed as an electrician. His wife, who survives is the former Grace Butcher.  They were married on December 18, 1917 at Williamsport. Additional survivors include three sisters, Lizzie Lynch, of Fort Gay, West Virginia, Ruth Knepper of Columbus, Ohio and Francis Graves of Eric, Pa. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 5, 1967

  
McCARTY, Oscar
1883-1967
Died March 11 Oscar McCarty, age 84, died Saturday night, March 11 at his home after a sudden illness. Born January 8, 1883 at Manila he was the son of James and Sarah Coldron McCarty. Spending his lifetime at Manila he was minster of the United Baptist Church.  He also was a retired carpenter and farmer. His wife the former Leaner Williams preceded him in death on May 30, 1959. Survivors include three sons, of Clyde of manila, Woodrow of Flemingsburg and Joe of Ashland, three daughters, Mrs. Gusta Lemaster of Manila and Mrs. Dally Salyer and Mrs. Ester Reynolds both of Ashland, and three sisters, Mrs. Luther Baldwin of Winchester.  Mrs. Donna Buckley of Ashland and Mrs. Mollie Lemaster of Manila. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Manila with Lonza Reed, T.J. Bailey and Buel Ferguson officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Manila under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 15, 1967

  
POTTS, Ernest A.
1913-1967
Ermest A. Potts, age 54, died suddenly Wednesday, March 22, in Ravenna, Ohio. He was born on March 2, 1913, in Painesville, Ohio, a son of Fred and Sarah Johnson Pitts. He had spent his lifetime in Painesville, was a member of the First Baptist Church and also belonged to the Odd Fellows Afilitopms. He was employed as an engineer. His wife who survives is the former Irene Preston, formerly of Johnson County. Other survivors include two sons, Robert J. Potts of Ashtabula, Ohio and Robie Lee Potts of Painesville. Mr. Potts was the brother-in-law of F. J. and Mitchell Prston, both of Paintsville and Glenn Preston of Hamilton, Ohio. The funeral was held Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Painesville, Ohio with arrangements under the John- son Funeral Home.  Burial took place in the family cemetery in Painesville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-29-1967

   
PRESTON, Charles Clarence
1889-1967
Charles Clarence Preston, age 77, died Tuesday morning, March 7, at his home in Van Lear. The funeral was conducted Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby, O. I. Williams and Cullie Sparks officiating. Burial took place in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Preston, a son of the late Anderson B. and Catherine Howard Preston, was born in Johnson County on December 28, 1889. He had resided in Van Lear for the past 16 years, was a member of the United Baptist Church of Paintsville and a member of the Paintsville 381 F & AM. A former farmer and merchant, he was also a former co-owner of Big Sandy Hardware. Survivors include his widow, the former Zora Daniel, a daughter Mrs. Katherine Chandler of Van Lear, two sisters, Mrs. Manchia Gordon and Mrs. Lorinda Lallow, both of Portsmouth, Ohio and two brothers, Arthur Preston of Wheelersburg, Ohio and Mitchell Preston of Nashville, Indiana. Serving as active pallbearers were John L. Spears, Wilbur Daniel, Dean Williams, Levi John- son, Byrd Preston, Dan Gambill, Carl Hall, Carl Fitchpatrick, John O. Wells and J. Paris Daniel Honorary pallbearers wer Law- rence Daniel, Mitchell Preston, Bert McKenzie, Ellis Whitt, Gaylord Pack, Tracy Pack, Walter Spradlin and Dr. Jerry Fraim. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-15-1967

   
REYNOLDS, Callie
1882-1967
Callie Reynolds, Age 81, died Monday, March 20, at 10:18 p.m. in the Paintsville Clinic following a sudden illness. Funeral services were conducted Thursday March 23, at 10 a.m. in the Paintsville Pentecostal Church with Cline Salyer and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial Followed in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born May 6, 1882 at Elkhorn City, she was the daughter of Enoch and Louise Belcher. She had resided at Turner Branch for three years and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Her husband, Samuel Reynolds, preceded her in death in 1941. Surviving are two sons, Harvey Reynolds of Paintsville and Quentin Reynolds of Corsicana, Texas, three daughters, Mrs. Maggie Roberts of Dade City, Fla., Mrs. Nova Sherman of Grand Prairie, Texas and Mrs. Myrtle Slone of West Van Lear, two brothers, Booker Belcher and Orville Belcher of Elkhorn City, and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Huffman of Venters. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren. 40 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 29, March 1967

   
ROBERTS, Carman
1890-1967
Carman Roberts, Sr., age 76, died Thursday, March 30, at 2:55 p.m. in a local hospital after a brief illness. The funeral was conducted Sunday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston officiating. Interment followed in the Highlands Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Born November 23, 1890 in Johnson County he was the son of the late Dan H. and Carrie Melvin Roberts. Roberts, a lifelong resident of Paintsville, was a member of the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church. He was a former telephone and power lineman and also a veteran of World War I. His wife who survives is the former May Duncan. Other survivors include four sons, Billy, Ralph and Carman, Jr., all of West Jefferson, OH and Danny of Paintsville, a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Whalen of Fort Worth, Texas, four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Sowards and Mrs. Leonard Short, both of Huntington, West Virginia and a brother, Vern Roberts of Paintsville. 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 5, April 1967

   
WHITAKER, Clara
1884-1967
Clara Whitaker, age 82, died Friday, March 24, at 2:25p.m. in the Paintsville, Hospital after a brief illness. Born October 12, 1884 at Bonanza, she was the daughter of James and Rebecca Pucke Whitaker. She was a life-long resident of Whitaker and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include four sisters. Mrs. Cora Kindle of Saginaw, Michigan, Mrs. Laura Robinson of Ashland, Mrs. Dora Blair of West Van Lear and Mrs. Marie Blair of Leander. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Whitaker Free Will Baptist Church with Paris J. Music officiating. Burial took place in the Whitaker Cemetery with the Preston Funeral home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 29, 1967




APRIL - 1967
   
BUTCHER, Thomas
1876-1967
Thomas II Butcher, age 90, died Friday, April 7, at Paintsville at the Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born June 11, 1876 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Simon and Clara Webb Butcher. Spending his lifetime at Van Lear, Butcher was a retired farmer. Surviving are nine sons, Wetzel, Dennis, Melvin, Warren, Temmie, and Jess, all of Van Lear. Wilburn of Wittensville, and Frank and Hershell both of Wabash Indiana. Seven daughters, Mrs. Daisy Beddow of columbus Ohio; Mrs. Lydia May Collins and Mrs. Joan Music, both of Wabash Indiana, Mrs. Dorothy Bucks of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Thelma Hash of Mullins, West Virginia, Mrs. Wanda Lee Prater of Greenup and Mrs. Cynthia _____ of Marion, Indiana. Also surviving is a brother Willie Butcher of Paintsville. 20 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral survices were held Sunday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Elza Banks, O.J. Williams and J. Sparks officiating. Burial under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, took place in the Butcher Cemetery in van lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-12-1967

  
CHANDLER, Lydia (DeBoard)
1892-1967
Lydia Chandler, now 71, died Saturday April 1, at 12:15am in the Paintsville hospital after an extended illness. The funeral was conducted Saturday, April 3, at 11 a.m., at the Lomansville Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial services took place in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with the Preston Funeral home in charge of the arrangements. Born August 19, 1892 at Whitehouse, she was the daughter of Farmer and Fannie Borders BeBoard. She had resided at River for three years and was a member of the Enterprise baptist Church. Her husband the late William Chandler, preceded her in death on Janaury 15, 1959. Survivors inlcude six sons, Ova and Elmer, both of Lowmansville, Tom of Jenkins, James of Springfiled, Ohio, Orvill of South Point, Ohio and William Jr. of River, two daughters, Mrs. Edith Daniels of Lowmansville and Mrs. Oakie Johnson of Neon and a brother F. B. Deboard of Lowmansville. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 5, 1967

  
DAVIS, Geneva (Walters)
1932-1967
Geneva Davis, age 35, died Sunday, April 9, at her home after a brief illness. The funeral was held Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Butcher and Nim Sturgill officiating. Interment followed in the Hall Cemetery at Davis Branch with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Born February 28, 1932 at Meally, she was the daughter of Mitchell Walters and Goldie Plummer Walters Price. She had been a resident of Huntington, Indiana for six weeks and was a member of the United Baptist Church Her husband who survives is James Ernest Davis. Additional survivors include two sons, James Ernest, Jr. who is serving in the U.S. Army and Gary Vencil at home, three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Boyd of Williamsport. Mrs. Lorraine Castle of Tutor Key and Mrs. Elva Kleindist of Astabula, Ohio, and two brothers, Mitchell Walters, Jr. of Williamsport and Charles W. Walters of Huntington, West Va. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY April 19, 1967

  
FAIRCHILD, James
1939-1967
James Fairchild, age 38, died on Saturday, April 29 in Ashtabula, Ohio after a brief illness. Born February 29, 1929 in Paintsville, he was the son of James B and Martha Baldridge Fairchild. He had been a resident of Ashtabula for ten years.   His wife who survives is the former Helen Williamson.  They were married in Ashtabula on October 20, 1951. Additional survivors include a son William Douglas and two daughters, Patsy and Sharon all at home, four brothers, Clifford Fairchild, Jack Fairchild and Joe Fairchild, all of Paintsville and William Fairchild of Las Vegas, Nevada and three sisters, Virginia VanHoose of Paintsville, Mary Shockley of Canton, Ohio and Bertha Blanton of Ashtabula, Ohio. The funeral was held on Thursday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Paintsville Pentecostal Church with Cline Salyer officiating. Interment took place in the family cemetery in Paintsville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 3, 1967

  
PERRY, Willie
1904-1967
Willie (Bill) Perry, age 62, died Monday, April 10, 1967, at 7:15 p.m. in the Paintsville Hospital.  Born September 13, 1904 at Van Lear he was a son of George and Martha Harmon Perry.  Spending most of his life time at Boons Camp.  Perry had been a member of the United Baptist Church.  He was also retired from employment. His wife, the former Roberta Williams, survives.  They were married on April 12, 1963 at Inez. Surviving are three step-sons, Larry Keith Daniels of Ohio, Albert Lee Daniels at home and Tony Daniels serving with the U. S. Armed Forces, four step-daugthers, Debra, Karen, Beverly and Pamela Daniels, all at home,  two brothers, Delbert and Jack Perry both of Boons Camp and six sisters, Grace Preston, Della Staniford, Sarah Daniels and Elvin Daniels, all of Boons Comp, Marie Smith of Youngstown, Ohio and Opal Smith of Wabash, Indiana. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 13, 1967, at 2 p.m. at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Ivan Butcher, Earl Muncy and Nim Surgill officiating. Burial took place in the Denny Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp with the Preston Funeral Home making arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Apr.19 1967

   
PORTER, Henry
1875-1967
Henry Porter, age 91, died Saturday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born October 13, 1875 in Floyd County at Cow Creek, he was the son of Henry L., Sr. and Aramenia Wells Porter. A lifetime resident of Auxier, Porter had been a member of the Methodist Church. His wife the former Myrtle Clark preceded him in death on August 30, 1958. survivors include two sons, Henry Howard of Auxier and Gene Morgan of Columbus, Ohio, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Scott of Kenova, West Virginia, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving are several half brothers and sisters. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lexlie Rogers officiateing. Burial followed in the Porter Cemetery at Long Branch of Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-26-1967

   
RICE, Kathryn
1893-1967
Rites Are Held April 27 For Miss Kathryn Rice Miss Kathryn Rice, 73, former teacher and businesswoman, died Tuesday, April 25 in the Cabell Huntington Hospital after a brief illness. Born September 9, 1893, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Emma Price Rice. A resident of Swamp Branch, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. The farm on which she lived was a part of the original farm homesteaded by her pioneer grandfather, John R. Rice, in 1815. Mrs. Rice had taught in county schools here after receiving her education at what is now Eastern State University, and later owned a millinery shop in Paintsville. She also had been associated with Consolidation Coal Company at Van Lear and with New River Coal Company at Mt. Hope, W. Va. Surviving are a brother, Sherman Rice of Swamp Branch, and six sisters, Mrs. Oscar Rice of Louisa, Mrs. J. L. Watkins of Mt. Hope, Mrs. Maurice Baker of Lexington, Mrs. Wallies M. Bailey of Lexington and Mrs. Walter H. Meek of Paintsville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday, April 27, and burial followed in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch, with the Rev. John Sammons officiating. Pallbearers were Marvin Rice of Huntington, W.Va., Lloyd Price Wilkins of Knoxville, TN Edwin D. Rice of Ashland, George Mays of Louisa, George Nessom and Walter Robert Meek of Paintsville. The Jones Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Harold Wednesday 3 May 1967

  
SLONE, Nova (Slone)
1903-1967
Nova Slone, age 63, died Friday, April 21, the in the Painstville Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and Edward Salyers officiating. Born September 17, 1903 at Flat Gap, she ws the daughter of Millburn and Alafare Sparks Slone.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church and had lived at Sitka for the past ten years. Surviving are the following half brothers and sisters, Selcie Slone of Columbus, Ohio,  Cecil Slone of Kenova, West Virginia, Frank Slone of Ashland, Eula Music of Morehead, Leatrice Tordiff of Ironton, Ohio, Lillian Brown of Dayton, Ohio and Beulah Masters, also of Dayton. Burial took place in the Daniels Cemetery at Sitka with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 1967

   
WARD, Cynthia (Bowen)
1908-1967
Cynthia Bowen Ward, 58, of Meally, died Tuesday morning at her home.  Coroner James Preston said that Mrs. Ward died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound.  She re- portedly had been in ill health and a depressed state for several weeks. Born May 6, 1908, she was the daughter of the late George and Massie Hefs Bowen. Survivors include two sones, Richard Butcher of Louisa and Jeptha Ward Jr., of Meally, and two daughters, Goldie Ward of Meally and Massie Ward of Offutt. Also surviving are a brother, Jessie Brown of Blacksburg, Virginia, and three sisters:  Gracie Bowen of Williamsport, Dixie Hale of Wabash, Indiana, and Massie Ward of Lancaster, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Friday, at the Meally Church of Christ, with J. H. Short officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday April 26 1967

   
WELLS, Melvin
1900-1967
Melvin Wells, age 66, died Sunday, April 2, at 9:30 p.m.  at Van Lead (Johns Creek) following a brief illness. Born October 10, 1900 in Floyd County he was the son of the late Noah and Louise Butcher Wells.  He had lived at Van Lear for a year but was formerly of Auxier. Wells a retired mine worker was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.  His surviving wife is the former Ola Burchett. Also surviving is a daughter, Linda Louise Wells of Auxier and three step-sons, Willie A. Burchett of Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii, James Lee Burchett of Ft. Knox and Franklin D. Burchett of Ft. Stewart, Ga.,  three brothers, Bill, Edward and Arville Wells of Auxier and six sisters, Mrs. Sally Hall and Mrs. Nancy Wells both of Auxier, Mrs. Verna Auxier and Mrs. Josephine Robinson both of East Point, Mrs. Bertie Adkins of Van Lear and Mrs. Beatrice Fitch of Meally. Funeral services were held today, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church with Mose Kitchen officiating. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery at Van Lear (Johns Creek) with the Jones Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday  April 5 1967




MAY - 1967

BUCHANAN, Myrtle (Sparks)
1914-1967
Mrs. Myrtle Buchanan, 52, died Thursday, May 18 in Newport News, Virginia, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on October 4, 1914, she was the daughter of late John and Missouri Phillips Sparks.  She had lived at Newport News for the last 28 years. One son, Paul Buchanan of Louisville, and one daughter, Mrs. John L. Lee of Tampa, Florida survive. Also surviving are three sisters Mrs. Mona Roth of Paintsville, Mrs. Alma Neely of Hampton, Virginia and Mrs. Maxie Stodghill of Yorktown, Virginia and four brothers O. B. Sparks of Union, Ohio, Oakley, J. O.  and Chester Sparks of Paintsville. The funeral was held on Monday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. in the Paintsville United Babtist Church with F.F. Rigsby officiating. Burial was held in the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May-24-1967

   
CONLEY, Luther
1967
Services for Luther Conley, 56 of 9124 N. 14th St., will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Hansen Mortuary's Sunnyslope Chapel, 1314 N. Seventh St., with burial in Resthaven Memorial-Park. Mr. Conley died Thursday in Phoenix hospital. He was a retired crane operator. An Arizona resident 14 years he was a native of Paintsville Ky. Friends may call at the Mortuary today. Surviving are his wife Maude, Phoenix a daughter, Mrs. Ola Ann Sails, Huntsville, Alabama, a brother and two sisters all out of state and two grandchildren. The Arizona Republic- May 7 1967, Phoenix Arizona Submitted by Kim Donley 2009

    
ESTEP, Robert
1884-1967
Robert “Bob” Estep, 82, died at 11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, at the Crest Haven Nursing Home, after an extended illness. Born at Flat Gap on March 24, 1884, he was the son of Amberg J. and Jane Holbrook Estep.  He was a former railroader and at the time of his death was a resident of Paintsville. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bill Kimbler and Mrs. Claude Kimbler of Marysville, Ohio and Mrs. James Combs of Milford Center, Ohio.  Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial took place in the Estep Cemetery at Flat Gap under the directions of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 17, 1967

   
GOBLE, Elijah “Pete”
1892-1967
Elijah “Pete” Goble, age 75, died Monday, May 8 at 2 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Ramey of East Point, following an extended illness. Funeral serviced were conducted today, May 10 at 1 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ with Bill Ford officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Born May 7, 1892 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Christopher and Helen Baldridge Goble. A lifelong resident of East Point, Goble had been employed as a mechanic and was also a member of the East Point Church of Christ. A son and a daughter Franklin and Anne Goble preceded him in death. Surviving is a son, Alvis and a daughter Mrs. Walter Ramey both of East Point, three brothers, Tom, Ben, and Calhoun Goble all of West Van Lear and three sisters Mrs. Bertha Franklin and Mrs. Minnie Hurt both of West Van Lear and Mrs. Mary Belle Music of East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 10, 1967

   
MCKENZIE, Josephine (DeBoard)
1900-1967
Mrs. McKenzie Dies Following 3-Month Illness Mrs. Josephine DeBoard McKenzie, 67, of 938 Harris St., Catlettsburg, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an illness of three months. Born March 17, 1900, at Paintsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lydia Meade Wilcox. She had been a resident of Catlettsburg for the past eight years and was a member of the Buchanan Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Hiram McKenzie, one daughter, Mrs. Martha Fode of Kent, WA: two sons, Herman and Levi DeBoard, both of Catlettsburg; three sisters, Mrs. Delphia VanHoose, Mrs. Tave Daniels, and Mrs. Dora Mead, all of Paintsville; two brothers, John and Levi Wilcox, both of Paintsville; 26 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The body will be removed from the Miller Funeral Home to the residence where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ashland Daily Independent Wednesday May 17, 1967

    
MEADE, W. Russell
1932-1967
W. Russell Meade, 34, died Monday at his home in King Addition, Paintsville, after an extended illness. Born June 18, 1932, he was the son of Vertrice Dave Meade and Russell Meade, executive vice president of the First National Bank of Paintsville. He is survived by his wife, the former Myrna Sparks and two young sons, W. Russell Meade Jr. and Steven Howard Meade. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. R. M. Wilhite of Lexington and Mrs. Edsel Arnett of Berea.  An employee of the U.S. Post Office in Paintsville, he graduated from Our Lady of the Mountains here, and served with the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in 1952.  He was a member of Mayo Methodist Chuirch, and a former Kiwanian. Services will be held Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the Mayo Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie Rogers and Rev. Jeff Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones-Parton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 10 1967

  
OFSOWITZ, Joseph
1905-1967
Joseph Ofsowitz,61, died Wednesday, May 31, 1967, at 3:45 a.m. in the Paintsville Hospital after an apparent heart attack.  Born December 25, 1905 in Passaie, New Jersey, he was the son of Harry and Rose Weiner Ofsowitz.  He had resided in Louisville for the past four years.  Employed as a credit manager for Stewart Clothing in Louisville, Ofsowitz was a member of the Jewish faith. His wife who survives is the former Maxine Meek, a former resident of Chestnut. They were married in Toledo, Ohio on Demember 17, 1941.  Additional survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Martinez of Louisville and Marybeth Budd of Silver Springs, Maryland, a foster daughter, Nancy Henry of Harrisburg, Pa., and four brothers, Louis Ofsowitz and Sam Ofsowitz both of Miami, Florida, Michael Ofsowitz of Clifton, New Jersey and Jack Ofsowitz of Rochester, New York.  Also surviving are two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, 1967, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rabbi Leffier officiating. Burial was held in the Meek Cemetary with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  In Mouring, 1813 Shady Lane, Louisville, Kentucky. Paintsville HErald Wednesday Jun.07 1967

   
PELPHREY, Angie (Meade)
1967
Angie Pelphrey, age 89, died Friday, May 26, 1967, at 8 a.m. at eht Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness.  Gravesite rites were conducted Sunday, May 28, 1967, at 10 a.m. at the Meade Cemetery in Staffordsville with Lloyd Williams officiating.  Burial followed with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Pelphrey, who was born in Johnson County, was the daughter of L. Band and Mary Howard Meade.  She lived at Staffordsville and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband ant ehr late Will Pelphrey preceded her in death eight years ago. Survivors include two brothers, Robert L. Meade and Henry Meade, both of Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 31 1967

   
PRESTON, Ora Mae
1967
Miss Ora Mae Preston, daughter of Cyrus M. and Alice Price Pres- ton and a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Eastern Kentucky, died Sunday May 28, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank C. Malin, in Ashland. Miss Preston was born at Paintsville, and spent most of her life here.  Both the Preston and Price families were pioneers in the Big Sandy Valley, and were closely associated with the early history of Paintsville and Johnson County. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Miss Ora for fifty years was an instructor in music at Paintsville.  A member of Mayo Methodist Church she served as choir director and in other activities of the church.  She was a member of the Harman Station Chapter, National Society, Dauthters of the American Revolution serving the chapter as Regent and in other important offices. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Malin, are another sister, Mrs. Esther Range of Winchester, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Roger Preston of Ashland and Mrs. Ray Prston of Apple Valley, California. Services were held Wednesday, May 31, in the Mayo Memorial Church, with Rev. Leslie M. Rogers officiating.  Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funera. Home.  Pallbearers were David? S. Jones, A. P. Mason, Robert Mont- gomery, Walter Mack, William Hazelrigg, Russell ?????, ????? Conley?, Herman Wheeler and William Garland, all of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-07-1967

   
STAPLETON, Madge (VanHoose)
1967
Mrs. Madge VanHoose Stapleton, age 70, of 272 Second Street, Paintsville, the widow of the late Eli Stapleton, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington after an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson County.  A daughter of the late Marion and Emma Dickson Vanhoose. She was also a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. William Harding of Winchester, Mrs. Edna VanHoose of Paintsville and Mrs. Francis Mollett of Huntington, West Virginia, a son, Jay Stapleton of Lexington and two sisters, Mrs. Hervie Burchett of Stambaugh and Mrs. Elro VanHoose of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted today, May 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington with Rev. Robert Jones officiating.  Burial was held in the Bluegrass Memorial Garden. Serving as pallbearers were Gene Newby, Michael Stapleton, Thomas J. Gullerr, William C. Martin, Norman Stratton. James Williams, Harvey G. McAndrews and David C. Hopper. PH Wed. 5-17-1967

   
TAYLOR, Dollie (Conley)
1890-1967
Dollie Taylor, age 77, died Sunday, May 14 at 4 am in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Born January 11, 1890 in Johnson County she was a daughter of the John C. and Helen Johnson Conley. Spending her lifetime at Jenny’s Creek, Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband , the late Otto Taylor her in death in 1920. Survivors include four sons, Clarence of Paintsville, Virgil of Leander, Bennie of South Point Ohio and Alvis of Springfield, Ohio, five daughters, Mrs. Alta Auxier of Collista, Mrs Doris Blair of West Van Lear, Mrs. Sophie Hitchcock of Barnett’s Creek, Mrs. Opal Auxier of East Point and Mrs. Josephine Branham of Ohio, two sisters Mrs. Alice Rice of East Point and Mrs. Sissie Horn of Collista and two brothers, Troy Conley of East Point and Dick Conley of Collista. Also surviving are 35 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted today May 17 at 1 pm in the Collista Free Will Baptist Church with Charles Lemaster officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at East Point with the Jones and Preston Funeral Home making arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 5. 1967

   
TRIMBLE, Thomas C.
1891-1967
Thomas C. Trimble, age 75, died Saturday, May 27 at 3:05 pm in the VA Hospital in Huntington following and extended illness. Trimble a resident of Paintsville dor the last 30 years, was born August 5, 1891 at Barnetts Creek, the son of Nathanial and Nancy Vanhoose Trimble. A member of the United Baptist Church, Trimble was also a retired carpenter and a disabled Veteran of World War I. His wife, Mollie Trimble, survives. Additional survivors also include two sons, Les Trimble of Paintsville and David Lee Blalir of Dayton, Ohio and four grandchildren. The funeral conducted Tuesday, May 30 at 11 am at the Paintsville United Baptist Church with OI Williams, Prater Blair, Foster Rigsby and Lonza Reed officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with the Preston Funeral Home making arrangements. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday May 31, 1967

   
WELLS, Richard M. "Dick"
1888-1967
Richard M. “Dick” Wells, age 79, died Friday, May 5 at 10:15 a.m. in a local hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at the Auxier Methodist Church with Stanley Roberts officiating.  Burial was held in the Government Cemetery at Auxier under the direction of the Jones & Preston Funeral Home. Born March 14, 1888 in Floyd County he was the son of the late Alex M. and Polly Perry Wells. Residing in Auxier for several years, Wells, a retired miner, was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was also a member of the Church of Christ. His surviving wife include two sons, Glen and Haskell; both of Columbus, Ohio and five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Sturgill, Mrs. Lucille Patton and Mrs. Beatrice Childers, all of Auxier and Mrs. Nola Frisby and Mrs. Delighi Hall both of Louisville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 10, 1967

   
WELLS, Sally  (Huff)
1902-1967
Sally Wells, 65, died Wednesday, May 24, 1967 at 9 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, Ohio after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, 1967, at 10 a.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial followed in the Spears Cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born February 22, 1902 at River she was the daughter of Alburn and Elizabeth Spears Huff.  She had spent the past 26 years in Dayton, Ohio where whe had been employed as a restaurant manager.  She was also a member of the Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are two sons, Denver Wells of Dayton, Ohio and Tom Wells of Staffordsville, two brothers, Don Huff of Fort Gay, West Virginia and Charles Huff of Delbarton, West Virginia and two sisters, Sybil Farley of Fort Gay, West Virginia and Anna Mae Wells of West Virginia. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 31 1967

   
WELLS, Virgie Mae
1967
Virgie Mae Wells, age 12, died Wednesday, May 31 at 4:10 p.m. in the Paintsville Hospital following an automobile accident. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church with Bill Tackett and Edgar Hewlett officiating. Burial followed in the Salyers Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. She was the daughter of Martin and Virginia Combs Wells and was born in Tollsboro, KY on May 7, 1955. Spending most of her lifetime at Van Lear, she was a member o the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Anna Ward of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Betty Joe Wells and Reva Sue Honeycutt both of Van Lear and a brother Emery Ward of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Serving as pallbearers were John Vernon Ward, Glenn E Ward, Arthur Fannin and Gary Gene Young. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 7, 1967

   
WILEY, Malcolm
1882-1967
Malcolm Wiley, age 85, died Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Friday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at the Baker Branch Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Virgil Daniel officiating.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born April 3, 1882 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late R.W. and Alice Stapleton Wiley. A lifelong resident of Tutor Key, Wiley was a retired miner and also a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife the late Elizabeth Wiley preceded him in death on September 19, 1962. Surviving is a son, Herbert Wiley of Tutor Key, three nephews and two nieces. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 17, 1967

   
WILLIAMS, William G.
1894-1967
William G. Williams, age 73, died Saturday, May 13, at 2:15 p.m. in a local nursing home. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 15, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Ellis Hamilton and Alfred Frazier, Jr. officiating. Special music was provided by the Staffordsville Quartet. Interment followed in the Burke Cemetery at Oil Springs with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born February 4, 1894 in Morgan County, he was the son of D.B. and Rhoda E. Cooper Williams. He had resided at Oil Springs and was a former oil field employee. His wife the late Esta L. Williams preceded him in death on February 25, 1966. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marie Blanton of Oil Springs, a brother T.H. Williams of Oil Springs and two sisters, Mrs. R.C. Meade of Louisa and Mrs. Hoyt Osborne of Ironton, Ohio. Also surviving is a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Blevins of Springfield, Ohio and one great granddaughter. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 17, 1967



JUNE - 1967

ARCHER, Bonnie (Stapleton)
1921-1967
Mrs. Bonnie Archer, 45, of Paintsville, the widow of Dr. James W. Archer, who died June 20, 1966, died late Monday night in Prestonsburg General Hospital following a three-month illness. Mrs. Archer was born September 20, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of Samuel Stapleton Jr. of Ashland and the late Mabel Oppenheimer Barney.  She was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to her father, are a son, Jerry Archer of Frankfort, a brother, Jerry Stapleton of Ashland, and a grandson, James William Archer.  She was a member of the Tri-County Medical Auxiliary and of the Ladies Golf Association of the Paintsvile Country Club. The funeral will be held Thursday at Mayo Methodist Church with Rev. J. T. Harmon and Rev. Leslie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 1967

   
ARROWOOD, Buna
1887-1967
""Monday June 5,"" Mrs. Buna Arrowood, 79, died in the Crest Haven Nursing Home after an illness of three months. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 7 in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River. Born October 16, 1887 at River. She was the daughter of Elliot and Julia Ward. She was a lifetime resident of Offutt and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Arrowood in February 1965. Surviving are three sons Russell of Charleston West Virginia. Burl of Saint Albans, W, Virginia, and Estll of Huntington, West Virginia. Paintsville Herald Wenesday 6-14-1967

   
BURCHELL, Sidgel
1913-1967
Sidgel Burchell, 53, died Friday, June 23, at 1:40 p.m. in the Methodist hospital in Pikeville after a sudden illness. Born July 26, 1913 in Pike County he was the son of Zelta Griffith Burchell and the late Willie Burchell. A retired miner, Burchell had lived at Van Lear. His wife who survives is the former Ethel Fannin Burchell. Additional survivors include three sons Paul Vernon, serving with the US Army in Korea, Venzil of Cincinnati, Ohio andAiger Bart of Loraine, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Janis Thomas of Ashland, Mrs. Shelby Joan Delong of Cincinnati, Ohio, Miss Deloris Rae Burchell and Mrs. Glema Faye Jennings of Van Lear. Also surviving are three brothers, George Burchell of Allen, ? Burchell of Wayland and J. H. Burchell of Lansing, Michigan. Three sisters, Mrs. Lula Jarvis of Lansing, Michigan, Mrs. Lanna Smith of Endicott and Mrs. Mary Blackburn of Ashland and 16 grandchildren. Funeral survices were held Tuesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the Van Lear Free Will Babtist Church with Russell Ramey and Mose Kitchen officiating. Interment followed in the Bayes Fannin Cemetery at Van Lear Johns Creek under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-28-1967

   
CONLEY, Ernest E.
1967
Services for Ernest E. Conley, 32, a real estate salesman, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. Seventh St. Mr. Conley, 9124 N. 14th St., died Monday in his home. Born in Paintsville, Ky., he moved here from Springfield, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; h i s . mother, Mrs. Maude Conley of Phoenix; and a sister, Mrs. Ola Saile of Huntsville, Ala. Friends may call at the mortuary, from noon to 9 pm. today,  Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale. The Arizona Republic June 22 1967 Phoenix Arizona Submitted By; Kim Donley

   
DANIELS, Kermit Dewayne
1967
Kermit Dewayne Daniels, infant son of William and Elaine Castle Daniels died Monday, June 26, at 7:35 a.m. in the Paintsville Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. in the Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston officiating.  Burial took place in the Town Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Surviving are the paternal grandparents William and Anna Ruth Daniels, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sylvia Castle, the maternal great grandmother Mrs. Julia Woods and the paternal great grandmother Mrs. Vina Daniels Also a sister, Rhonda Fleming Daniels, at home, survives. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY June 28, 1967

   
DAVIS, Adrian
1884-1967
Mr. Adrian Davis, 82, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 6, at his home on Lick Fork at Hager Hill. Born on August 27, 1884 in Pike County, he was the son of the late John and Rebecca Ratliff Davis. He had lived at Hager Hill for several years and was a minister for the Free Will Baptist Church.  He was a merchant and a member of the Van Lear Lodge 885 F&AM. Survivors include the widow, Mollie E. Davis, two sons Lawrence of Marion, Ohio and Bill of Hager Hill, four daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Blair of Paintsville, Mrs. June Russell of Baytown, Texas, Mrs. Edna Paul of Miami, Florida and Mrs. Garnett Meredith of Phoenix, Arizona. Two half-brothers, Ballard Honaker of Pikeville and Tom Honaker of Portsmouth, Ohio, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. in the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Charlie Lemaster officiating. Masonic graveside rites were performed in the Music Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  June 14, 1967

   
GRIM, Proctor
1891-1967
Proctor Grim, 76, died on Thursday, June 29, in a local hospital, after an illness of several months. Born in Johnson County on January 16, 1891, he was the son of Thomas J. and Martha McDowell Grim. He was a resident of Lowmansville at the time of his death. Survivors include the widow, Fay McCoy Grim, on son, Gomer Grim of Baltimore, Maryland, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Evans of Paintsville, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Allen Litteral of Charleston, W. Va., also survives. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, July 2, 2:00 p.m. in the First Church of God, at Paintsville, with Scott Castle and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 06, 1967

   
HAMPTON, Charles Ray
1967-1967
Services were held Thursday, June 29, at Thealka for Charles Ray Hampton, infant son of Lawrence Ray Hampton and Patsy Irene Brown Hampton. The child died shortly after birth on June 27, at the Paintsville Clinic. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a twin sister, Patricia Berline, and another son, Richard. Cline Salyer officiated at the services held at the home of Roberta Wright at Thealka. Burial followed at the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 06, 1967

   
JONES, Terry A.
1967
Terry A. Jones, age 58 and a former resident of Paintsville, died Wednesday, June 21, at 10:05 p.m. in the Jenkins Clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Burton and James Wallace officiating. Burial under direction of the Preston Funeral Home took place in the Porter Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Born July 28, 1908 in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of Terry Leroy Dalton and Margie Jones.  He had resided in Jenkins for eight years, was a member of the Methodist Church and also a Mason.  He had been employed as supervisor of the Adams Construction Company. His wife, who survives, is the former Mae Newsome. His first wife, Katherine Jones, preceded him in death in November 1964. Other survivors include three sons, Dr. John Jones and Dr. Henry Jones, both of Flatwoods and Terry A. II at home in Jenkins, a daughter, Rebecca Lewis of Paintsville and a step-daughter Pamela Lavonne Jones of Jenkins, a sister Mrs. J. M. Hatcher of Ft. Worth, Texas and a brother, Douglas Jones of Cape May, New Jersey. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 1967

  
KESTNER, Anthony Wayne
1959-1967
Services were held Sunday, June 18 for Anthony Wayne Kestner, 8, who drowned last Thursday when he accidentally stepped into a deep catch basin while wading below the dam at Dewey Lake. The youngster, son of Lloyd and Leanice Bowen Kestner of Paintsville, had been wading with a friend at the spillway, across the outlet works when he apparently stepped or slipped into some twelve feet of wate in the catch basin. Efforts to revive him were made by Corps of Engineers personnel Raymond Copley and George Lovill, but were unsuccessful. Artificial respiration was continued until the coroner arrived and pronounced the youth dead. Born March 23, 1959, he was a student in the second grade at Paintsville Elementary School. Survivors in addition to his parents and his maternal grandmother. Mrs. Jack Bowen, including a sister, Debra Kaye Kestner, at home. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Paintsville United Baptist Church, with Rev. Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial followed in the Mollett Cemetery at Tomahawk. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangments. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 21, 1967

   
MCVEY, Hobart Bascom
1900-1967
Hobart Bascom McVey, 67, of Shoals, WV, died this month in a Huntington hospital after a brief illness. Mr. McVey was a Paintsville resident for nearly eighteen years during the construction of Dewey Dam and Reservoir and was known well in this area. He had recently retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, after 30 years of employment and had been at work on the Fishtrap Dam near Pikeville until he became ill several months ago. He was born March 23, 1900 at Wayne, West Virginia, attended Berne College and studied engineering at West Virginia University.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. McVey was survived by five sisters.  Another preceded him in death two years ago. Services were held at the funeral home in Huntington and burial followed at Woodmore Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 28, 1967

   
MILLER, Ricky
1967-1967
Ricky Miller two-month old son of Douglas and Loraine Ward Miller, died Saturday, June 24, at 7:15 p.m. in the Paintsville Clinic.  He was born on April 18, in Paintsville.  Survivors in addition to his parents include two brothers, Billie and Douglas and a sister Rita all of Paintsville.  The funeral was conducted Monday, June 26, at 10 a.m. in the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston officiating.  Burial was held in the Kimbler Cemetery at Sitka with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 28 1967

  
PRESTON, James C.
1928-1967
Services for James Cyrus Preston, 38, of Paintsville, were held Friday, June 30, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Mr. Preston, who as assistant manager of East Kentucky News Company, apparently suffered a fatal heart attack while enroute home from a visit with relatives. His car plunged over an embank- ment at the Rt. 23 entrance to Paintsville last Tuesday evening and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Paintsville Clinic. Born November 25, 1928, at Thealka, he was the son of Cyrus and Belle Cunningham Preston and had been a resident of Paints- ville for 15 years at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Tilda Ann Stambaugh Preston, to whom he was married in November, 1952, at Van Lear. O. I. Williams, C. J. Sparks and F. F. Rigsby officiated at the services.  Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery at Thelma. Pallbearers were Herman Castle, Paul Ratliff, Ray E. Preston, Tom R. King, Ray T. Preston and Jack Lewis. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-06-1967

   
STAMBAUGH, John
1911-1967
John Stambaugh, 56, died Saturday June 3, at 12:05 p.m. in the Cincinnati V.A. Hospital after an extended illness. Born Decenber 1, 1911 at Tutor Key he was the son of R.H. and Violet Belcher Stambaugh. A resident of Amelia, Ohio for the past six years, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  He had been employed as a mechanic.  His wife, who survives, is the former Francis Lyons. They were married in Paintsville on January 26, 1946. Other survivors include two daughters. Nancy marie Stambaugh and Connie Elizabeth Stambaugh both at home. A brother Virgil Stambaugh of Marion Ohio and two sisters. Julie Daniels and Mary Ellen Page both of Thealka. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the Baker Branch Free Will Baptist Church with Don Fraley. Claude Preston and O.J. Williams officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-07-1967

   
STAPLETON, Wayne M.
1917-1967
Wayne M. Stapleton, 49, died Thursday, June 22, at 4 a.m. in the veterans Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio following an extended illness. Born October 30, 1917 in Ashland. He was the son of Rhoda Cochran Stapleton who survives and the late Clayton Stapleton. He was a resident of Newport, but formerly had lived at Win.  He had served with the United States Army during World War II for seven years and was presented with several medals including the Purple Heart. His surviving wife is the former Viola Bryant. Other survivors include three sons, Otto Morris, Wayne, Jr. and Woodrow all of Newport, a daughter, Mary Christine Stapleton also of Newport, two brothers, Poe Stapleton and Ted Stapleton both of Win and a sister, Mrs. Sherwood Williams of Flat Gap. A grandson also survives. The funeral was conducted Sunday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at the United Baptist Church at Win with L. Pelphrey and Scott Williams officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Win where military gravesite rites took place.  The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge. PH Wed. 6-28-1967

   
WARD, James H.
1900-1967
James H. Ward, 67, died on Saturday, June 17, 9:00p.m. in a local Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, June 20, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Claude Preston officiating.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Williamsport. Born May 26, 1900, in Williamsport, the son of Marvin and Mary Baldridge Ward.  He was a retired miner and a member of the First Church of God. Survivors include the widow, Nannie Cordial Ward, one son, Virgil Ward of Bettsville, Ohio and one daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Acceltura of Chicago, Illinois. One brother, Robert Ward of Columbus, Ohio also survives. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday June 21 1967

   
WILLIAMS, Bertie (Williams)
1878-1967
Mrs. Bertie Williams, 88, died on Wednesday, June 28, 9:15 p.m., at the home of her daughter Adda Blair after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at her daughter’s home on Saturday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. with Lonza Reed, Prater Blair and Elzie Banks officiating.  Burial followed in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born November 26, 1878, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Ben and Josephine Williams; she had been a lifelong resident of Oil Springs. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was married to Theodore Williams, who passed away in August 1952. Survivors include four sons and four daughters Charlie of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Polk and Lewis of Oil Springs, Ben of Ashland, Mrs. Virginia Patrick of Ashland, Jesie Mae Williams and Adda Blair both of Oil Springs and Norcie Stapleton of Collista. Mrs. Roy Webb of Red Bush, a sister; Howard Williams of Peshastin, Washington and Hammie Williams of Lexington, brothers, 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 6, 1967



JULY - 1967

BLEVINS, Lonza
1894-1967
Lonza Blevins, 72, Route 2, Jackson, Ohio, died on Friday, July 7, 11:30 a.m., in the Oak Hill General Hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on July 16, 1894, he was the son of the late Sol and Susan Lemaster Blevins. He had been a resident of Jackson for the last 15 years.  He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Liza Frazier Blevins; three sons, Lonza of Warsaw, Indiana; Albert of West Van Lear, and James Solman of Jackson, Ohio; nine daughters, Mrs. Ella Blair of Warsaw, Indiana; Mrs. Marybelle Hurt of Pierceton, Indiana; Mrs. Bonnie Jean Crabtree, Miss Lora Alice Blevins, Miss Suzzie Mae Blevins, Miss Lisa Marie Blevins, Miss Judy Carol Blevins, all of Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. Betty Daniels, Louisa, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Reynolds of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are four brothers, Lewis Blevins of Paintsville; Wiley Blevins, Flat Gap; Dan Blevins of Detroit, Michigan; and Arnold Blevins of Jackson, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Mitchall of Beaver, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Adkins of Davis Branch; Mrs. Flora Russ of San Antonio, Texas; and Mrs. Geneva Salyer of Chicago, Illinois. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 10, 2 p.m., in the Old Union Church of Staffordsville, with Elzie Banks officiating. Burial followed in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 1967

  
BOYD, Joe
1894-1967
Joe Boyd, 73, of Thelma, died June 30 at the Paintsville Hospital. A retired employee of the C&O Railway Company, he was born March 23, 1894, at Matewan, West Virginia, the son of Mose and Alice George Boyd Blessing.  He had been a Thelma resident for 60 years. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Meek Boyd, to whom he was married in August 1916, at Whitehouse. Also surviving are three sons:  Hansford of Columbus, Ohio; Joe Jr. of Thelma, and James Robert of Huntington; and three daughters: Cleo Castle of West Van Lear, Mary Alice Fraley of Wooster, Ohio, and Rebel Gutherie of Carlinsville, Illinois. A brother, Lon Fitzpatrick of Clifton, W.Va., survives, as do two half-brothers, Charlie Blessing of Whitehouse and Frank Blessing of West Van Lear. Mr. Boyd’s grandsons served as pallbearers. Services were held Monday at the Buffalo United Baptist Church, with Tom Sammons and Nin Sturgill officiating.  Burial followed at the D.G. Gambill Cemetery in Thelma. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 6, 1967

  
BURTON, Joe
1886-1967
Joe Burton, 82, of River, died Saturday, July 1, at the Paintsville Hospital. He had been in ill health for a year prior to his death. Born May 15, 1886 at Blaine, he was the son of Pierce and Mary Pack Burton.  He had been residing at River for the past seven years. He was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include two brothers, Andrew Burton of Cattletsburg and Frank Burton of Nippa, a sister, Thursa Preston of River, and a half-sister, Viola Hite of Cattletsburg. Services were held Tuesday at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Babptist Church, with Millard Vanhoose officiating. Burial followed in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Sycamore. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-06-1967

  
BUTCHER, Arnold
1929-1967
Arnold Butcher, 38, died Saturday, July 15, in the Paintsville Hospitl, of  self inflicted gunshot wound. Born June 23, 1929, the son of Ida Bowling Butcher and the late Melvin Butcher, he had been a lifelong resident of Van Lear and was employed as a miner. Additional survivors are three sisters.  Miss Minnie Butcher of Van Lear and Mrs. Maggie Moore and Mrs. Virginia Triplett, both of Wabash, Ind.; seven brothers, Granville, Elmer, Allen, Everett and Ira Butcher, all of Van Lear.  Bernard Butcher of Wabash, Ind. and Hubert Butcher of Wittensville. Funeral services were held Monday, July 17 in the Miller Creek School House with Elzie Bnks and John Crum officiating. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-19-1967

   
CARTER, Lula (Collins)
1898-1967
Mrs. Lula Carter, former resident of Johnson County, and the widow of Grover Carter, died unexpectedly at her home in Rockhold, Kentucky on July 8. She was the daughter of the late Lydia Davidson and Bud Collins and was born February 18,1898 in Johnson County. Mrs. Carter had beeb a member of the Church of God for many years at Woodbine and a faithful servant of the church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jeff Coleman, 2090 Auburn Ave., Dayton, Ohio, a brother John Crate Collins, a grandniece, who Mrs. Carter raised, Mrs. Ernest Wagoner, and three children of Indianapolis, Indiana; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mrs. Arville Castle and Frank Stafford Jr. are niece and nephew. The funeral was conducted on July 10 in the Chaple of the Hart Funeral Home at Corbin. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-12-1967

   
FRANKLIN, Minerva (Franklin)
1876-1967
Minerva Franklin, 91, a lifelong resident of Johnson County, died July 2 at the Paintsville Hospital. Born at Van Lear on March 25, 1876, she was the daughter of Tom and Nancy Sammons Franklin.  For the past several years she had been a resident of Concord. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Mack Franklin, died in 1954. Survivors include four sons and four daughters: Henry and Freddie Franklin of Marion, Ohio, Estill, of Paintsville, Floyd, of River, Ila Tuff of Ironton, Ohio, Myrtle VanHoose of Russell, Nancy Welch of Concord and Angie of Indianapolis. Also surviving are two brothers, Tom Sammons of Meally and Martin Sammons of Thelma and a sister, Martha Davis of Huntington. The funeral was held at 2p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Concord United Baptist Church, with Buell Ferguson and Tom Sammons officiating.  Burial followed in the Franklin Cemetery at Concord. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 6, 1967

   
FRAZIER, Hampton
1894-1967
Hampton Frazier, 73, died Friday, July 21, 9:30 a.m. at the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of six months. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, 1967 at 11:00 a.m. in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel officiating.  Burial was held at the family cemetery in Elna. Born in Johnson County on March 10, 1894, he was the son of M.L. and Clara Brown Frazier and had been a lifelong resident of Elna, Ky. Survivors include two brothers, S.D. Frazier of Elna and Verdax Trimble of South Portsmouth, Ky.  Two nephews, Foster and Eugene Frazier of Paintsville, also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.25 1967

   
GAMBILL, Hubert Clayton Jr.
1944-1967
Mr. Hubert Clayton (Butch) Gambill Jr., 22, died July 1 in Los Angeles, California. Born July 23, 1944 in Stuttgart, Arizona, he was the son of Hubert C. Gambill, Sr. of Paintsville and Mrs. Deloris Murphy of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are his Step-mother, Leona Gambill of Paintsville; one brother, Michael Gambill of Paintsville; two sisters Mrs. Virginia Grant and Mrs. Katherine Horn of Huntington, WVa: a step- brother, James Payne of Allen: and the paternal grandmother.  Mrs. L.C. Gambill of Paintsville. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Cline Salyer officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville herald Wednesday Jul.12 1967

   
GOBLE, John
1885-1967
Services were held Sunday, July 30, for John Goble S?., of West Van Lear, who died July 29 at the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of three months. Born December 18, 1885, in Martin County, he lived at West Van Lear at the time of his death, and had been a resident there for the past 30 years. He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was the son of John Goble, Sr. and Loucrecy Harless Goble. Survivors include his second wife, Rital McFaddin Goble, to whom he was married in 1933. His first wife preceded him in death in 1931. Two sons also survive. They are Russel Goble of Wilmington, Delaware and Worth Goble of West Van Lear. Four daughters also survive, including Mrs. Deward Price and Mrs. Beecher Wells of West Van Lear, Mrs. John B. Kennard of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Paul Griffith of Abbeville, South Carolina. Mr. Goble also is survived by 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Jane Cornette of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Ballard Setser of Endicott survive. Services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with Larry Manning the officiating minister. Burial followed at Boons Camp, in the Wilson Cemetery, Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 02, 1967

   
GRIFFITH, Mrs. H. F.
1891-1967
Mrs. H. F. Griffith, 75, died Friday, July 21, 11:30 p.m. in the St Clair's Medical Clinic after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, July 24, 1:30 p.m. in the First Church of God at Lowmansville with Tommy Reynolds, Woodrow Frisby and Edgar Hullett officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Lawrence County September 28, 1891, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Seagraves Deboard, she had been a lifelong resident of Lomansville and a member of the Church of God. She was married to Henry F. griffith, who preceded her in death on march 19, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Ora Griffith of dayton, Ohio and Rev Scott Griffith of Clearfield, nine grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs Dicie Breedin of Delbarton, W. VA. and Mrs. Thursa Maddox of Urbana, Ohio also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 26, 1967

   
HALL, George
1909-1967
George (Brother) Hall, 58, of Kings Addition in Paintsville, died Monday, July 31, at Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. A life-long resident of the county, he was the son of Lucy Wells Hall and the late Alonzo Hall. He was a disabled miner and had been in poor health for several years. Mr. Hall was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Nannie Gilliam Hall, survives. Also surviving are five sons; Robert of Salyersville; Doug, of Van Lear; Tommy of Dayton, Ohio, and William, at home. Five daughters survive, including Betty Broomhall, Jackie Boyd, Patsy Morgan and Peggy Kain, all of Dayton, and Joyce Hall at home. Two sisters, Virginia Ward and Imogene Fraley, both of Paintsville, and eleven grandchildren also survive. Services were held Wednesday, August 2, at the Meally Church of Christ, with Hershel Short and Edgar Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery in King Addition. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 09, 1967

   
HALL, Hassie (Wilson)
1908-1967
Mrs. Hassie Hall, 59, died on Tuesday, July 4, enroute to Paintsville Hospital, after a sudden illness. Born in Floyd County on June 10, 1908, the daughter of the late James and Jane Wilson Hall, she had been a resident of Van Lear for the past three years. She was the wife of the late Elza Hall. Survivors include four sons, Paul and Larry Burns Hall of Olla, Maryland, William Preston and Daniel Monroe Hall of Ellicott, Maryland, six daughters; Mrs. Mary Jennylee Hall of West Virginia, Mrs. Doris June Murphy of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Anna Laurine Sheldon of Hilliard, Ohio, Mrs. Alice Jane Hall, Miss Kathy Georgene Hall, and Miss Debra Francis Hall, all of Van Lear. A brother, Albert Ward of Florida and two sisters, Anna Hopson of Prestonsburg and Lillian Hitchcock of Van Lear also survive. The funeral will be held on Friday, July 7, at 1:00 p.m. in the Auxier Methodist Church with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Auxier. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 6, 1967

   
JENKINS, Buddy
1938-1967
Buddy Jenkins, 29, died at the home of Sarah Spriggs, Saturday, July 22, after an illness of several months. Born in Floyd County on January 12, 1938, he was the son of Ernie and Thelma Francis Jenkins. He was a resident of Red Bush at the time of his death and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Additional survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Ferguson and Mrs. Rosetta Ferguson of Flat Gap, Mrs. Gertrude Carroll of Martin, and Miss Rushie Jenkins of Garrett; five brothers, Ernest and Robert with the U.S. Army, Bennie of Pontiac, Michigan; Ray and William of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 25, 2:00 p.m. at the residence of James Star, cousin of the deceased, in Flat Gap, with Cline Salyer and Fred Craft officiating.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Whitaker with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 26, 1967

  
LONG, Tennie (Spradlin)
1897-1967
Mrs. Tennie Long, 70, died in a local hospital on Saturday, July 1, 11:45 p.m. after an illness of several months. Born at Oil Springs on March 8, 1897, she was the daughter of James H. and Arminta Winn Spradlin. A lifelong resident of Oil Springs, she was married to Lindsey Long, who preceded her in death on January 6, 1959. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She is survived by one son and five daughters, Joe Long of Louisville, Mrs. Wayne Blanton of Dwale, Mrs. Flaudie Risner, Mrs. Kite Blevins, and Mrs. Hearl Colvin all of Louisville and Mrs. Herschell Conley of Oil Springs. Six grandchildren also susrvive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Oil Springs Methodist Church with Cline Salyer and Elva Conley officiating. Burial followed in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Spprings, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 6, 1967

  
MAHAN, Edna (Dills)
1894-1967
Edna “Sis” Mahan, 72, died on Sunday, July 23, 6p.m. in a local nursing home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. in the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Claude Preston presiding. Burial was held in the Turner Branch Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on November 19, 1894, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jeanette Fitch Dills and had been a lifelong resident of Johnson County.  She was also a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband was the late Arthur Mahan. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Mahan of Wabash, Ind, and Chester Conley: one daughter, Mrs. Irene Brownfield of Piketon, Ohio:  two brothers, Ernest Dills of Independence, Ky., and Charles Dills of Paintsville and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Lovely of Paintsville, and Mrs. June Sammons of Meally. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 26, 1967

  
MCKENZIE, Earl
1904-1967
Earl McKenzie, 63, died on Monday, July 10, 11:00 a.m. at his home in West Van Lear. Born in Johnson County on June 20, 1904, he was the son of James H. and Laura Mallan McKenzie. Survivors include the widow Cloma Estep McKenzie two sons, James O of Hager Hill and Charles Arnold of Dayton, Ohio, four daughters, Mrs. Betty Pelphrey, Mrs. Phillys Pelphrey and Miss Donlyn McKenzie, all of Dayton, Ohio and Miss Gail McKenzie of West Van Lear. Also surviving are five brothers, Oscar McKenzie of Beaver, Ohio, Halleck McKenzie and Frank McKenzie of Volga, Powell McKenzie of Flat Gap, Beldon McKenzie of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Maxie McCarty and Mrs. Ollie Long both of Columbus, Ohio; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat gap with J. T. Bailey and Arnold Reed officiating.  Burial will follow in the Estep Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 12, 1967

   
SPARKS, Dock
1881-1967
Dock Sparks, 82, died on Sunday, July 10, 1:00 a.m. at the home of his son, Othie Sparks, in Flat Gap, after an illness of one month. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of God at Martha, Kentucky, with Homer Evans and Herb Phillips officiating. Burial was held in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County of December 12, 1881, he was the son of the late Sylvanis and Sally Skaggs Sparks and had been a lifelong resident of Flat Gap. Survivors include the widown, Kate Medley  Sparks; six sons, Susta of Hilliards, Ohio, Othie of Flat Gap, Rupert of Springfield, Ohio, Maxwell of Manilla, Faldo of Cattlesburge, and Leslie of Columbus, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs. Chester Barker of Milford Center, Ohio and Mrs. Darrell Sparks of Chillicothe, Ohio. A brother, Jess Sparks of Red Bush and a sister Mrs. Bessie Ross of Red Bush, also, survives. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  JULY 12, 1967

  
STAMBAUGH, Taylor
1900-1967
Taylor Stambaugh, 68, died Saturday, July 15, 3:30 p.m. at the Paintsville Clinic, following a brief illness. Born October 16, 1900, he was the son of Sam and Clara Sublett Stambaugh. A retired miner, he was a life-long resident of Sitka and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Brown Stambaugh, four sons, Miniard, Sam and Don, all of Sitka, and Eugene of Hobbs New Mexico, two daughters, Rudell Stambaugh of Cincinnati, Ohio and Paulene Jones of Sitka. Two brothers Lawrence and George of Sitka and one sister Mrs. George Castle of Staffordsville also survive. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 18, 2:00 p.m. in the Sitka Pennicastal Church of Christ with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Preston Funeral home. PH. Wed. 7-19-1967

  
STANIFORD, Willie
1900-1967
Willie Staniford, 67, died Saturday afternoon. July 1, in a local hospital, after an extended illness. The son of the late ? and Mary Ward Staniford.  He was born in Johnson County on March 18, 1900. A retired miner, he had been a resident of Sitka for the past 16 years. Survivors include his wife the former Estella Smith, two sons Johnnie of Sitka and Sam of Dayton, Ohio, five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Marie Dorton of Logan W.Va. Mrs. Mary McKenzie and Miss Nancy Staniford of Sitka.  Mrs. Deloris Doston of Jacksonville, Florida and Mrs. Cynthia Walden of Indiana. Two brothers Grant Staniford of Boons Camp and Gee Staniford at Ortonville, Michigan, three sisters Mrs. Thelma Click of ? Mrs. Ada Music of Wahbash, Indian and Mrs. Jenny Collins of Sunbury, Ohio also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church with Don Frayley and Fred Craft officiating.  Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments. PH Wed. 7-06-1967

  
TITLOW, William B.
1967
Rites were held Sunday, July 30 for the two Johnson County residents who died in a mine explosion last week at Princess Elkhorn’s No 1 mine at David. Services were held at 2.pm Sunday, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, for William B. Titlow, 56, of West Van Lear. Born at Kingston, W. Va., he was the son of Jacob and Linnie Waugh Titlow. He was a mine forman for Princess, and he had lived at West Van Lear for the past 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Anna Robinson Titlow, and three sons; Bill Titlow Jr. Dayton, Ohio, Douglas Mickey Titlow of Paintsville, and Richard Titlow of West Van Lear. Three Grandchildren also survive. Three brothers and five sisters survive. They are Charles Titlow of Mason, Ohio, Harry Titlow of Estill, Kentucky, Gusta Martin of Estill. Evelyn Keeny of Dayton, Mary Opal Adams, Vida Tracy and Sue Knopp, all of New Carlisle, Ohio. Tommy Reynolds was the officiating minister. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 2, 1967

  
WEBB, Josephine (Williams)
1894-1967
Mrs. Josephine Webb, 72, died on Monday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. at a local hospital after an illness of several months. Born in Johnson County on October 4, 1894, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Josephine Williams. She was a resident of Red Bush Kentucky most of her life and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 54 years Roy Webb, two sons, Paul Webb of Grove City, Ohio, and Charles T. Webb of Columbus, Ohio: two daughters, Mrs. Olga Mae Kimbleton of Parsons, West Virginia, Mrs. Ethel Fannin of Columbus, Ohio, and 11 grandchildren. of Louisville, Kentucky and one sister, Mrs. Olga Church of Ashland, Kentucky.  Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 2, 11:00 a.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Bruce Daniel and Frank Spillman officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday August 2 1967

  
WHEELER, Edward
1889-1967
Edward Wheeler, 78, died on Thursday, July 27, 6:15 p.m. at a local hospital after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 29 at 2p.m. in the Cannon Chapel Methodist Church, Volga, Kentucky, with the Rev. Frank Spillman officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Flat Gap, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on July 9, 1889 he was the son of the late Sam and Zelphia Wheeler.  A retired farmer he was a resident of Fuget, Kentucky at the time of his death. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elsie Wheeler; two brothers, Chauncy Wheeler of River, KY., And Hurston Wheeler of New Boston, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Sparks of Sciotoville, Ohio, Mrs. Sadie Carrington of Portsmouth, Ohio and Mrs. Geneva Hill of Lucasville, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 2, 1967

   
YOUNG, Katherine (Skaggs)
1894-1967
Katherine Young, 72, died on Sunday, July 16, 11:45 P.M. at the Good Will Nursing Home, Cambridge City, Ind. after an illness of one week. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lowmansville Enterprise Baptist Church with Hood Allen officiating. Burial was held in the Young Cemetery at Lowmansville, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Flat Gap on August 7, 1894, she was the daughter of William B. and Leota Barker Skaggs. She was formerly a resident of Wittensville and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Arthur Young, her husband, died October 31, 1962. Survivors include two sons, Danny B. Young and Thurman Young, both of El Paso, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Conley of New Paris, Ohio, Mrs. Nell Seal of Cambridge City, Ind. and Mrs. Imalee Scarberry of New Paris, Ohio. Also surviving are three brothers, Archie Skaggs of Tampa, Fla., Blucher? Skaggs of Ironton, Ohio, South Skaggs of New Castle, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Dora Daniels of Fairborn, Ohio and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 26, 1967



AUGUST - 1967

CARPENTER, Henry
1920-1967
Henry Carpenter, 46, a life long resident of Swamp Branch, died on Sunday, August 27, at 12:05 p.m. in a local hospital. Born on November 11, 1920, he was the son of Eli Carpenter, deceased, and Norma Rowe Carpenter. Survivors include two brothers; Dudley of Swamp Branch and Karne of Prolage, Ind. and one sister Gladys ________  of Newark, Ohio. Funeral survices were held on Wednesday, August 30, at 1 p.m. in the Carpenter home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-30-1967

    
DANIEL, Eugene Jr.
1910-1967
Eugene Daniel, Jr., 56, a resident of Paintsville, died Sunday, August 27, at the Crest Haven  Nursing Home after an illness of several months. Born October 29, 1910 in Johnson County, he was the son of Eugene Daniel and the late Anna Preston Daniel. He had been an automobile dealer in Paintsville.  He was a member of the VFW, and had served in the U.S. Coast Guard. His wife, Grace Collins Daniel, preceded him in death in 1958. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Carl Hail and Kay Daniel, both of Whitesburg. Also surviving is a brother, Jesse Paris Daniel, of Cincinnati. Services were held Tuesday, August 29, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Rev. L. M. Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Collins Cemetery at Whitesburg. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 30, 1967

  
DAVIS, Lenora (Davis)
1967
Mrs. Lenora Davis, 85, passed away August 30 at the King’s Daughter’s Hospital, Ashland, following a brief illness. Mrs. Davis was born in Wellston, Ohio, a daughter of Evan and Lydia Queen Davis and moved with her husband Wm. R. Davis, to Thealka in 1908.  Mr. Davis was manager of the company stores of North East Coal Co. for many years.  Mr. Davis and one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Turner preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Clay of Laurel, Maryland, Mrs. Len C. Hall of Paintsville, Mrs. John M. Justice of Ashland and Mrs. Wilma Brown of San Mateo, Cabiz, one brother, Willard T. Davis of South Point, Ohio, three sisters, Misses Edith and Goldie Davis and Mrs. Richard _______ all of Wellston, Ohio, 14 grandchildren.  Robert Clay, James L. Clay, Jr., William Clay, Mrs. Virginia Ball, Mrs. Lois Adkins, Mrs. Joyce Penix, John G. Turner, Dr. Bryan D. Hall, Tom M. Hall, Mrs. Philip Morris, John M. Justice, Jr. Kathy Justice, Marcia Brown and Jeffrey Brown and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the John Steen Funeral Home, Ashland, by Rev. John Sykes of the First Baptist Church.  Burial was at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville with the Rev. Sykes conducting a short graveside service. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY September 7, 1967

   
FAIRCHILD, Clifford
1917-1967
Clifford Fairchild, 50, of Paintsville, who died August 23, was given military graveside rites at the time of the interment in the Keaton Cemetery at Davis Branch on Saturday, August 26. Born July 3, 1917, he was the son of James B and Martha Baldridge Fairchild of Hager Hill. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Montgomery Fairchild. Survivors also include three brothers.  W. M. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Joe of Springfield, Ohio, and Jack of Paintsville.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gail Blanton of Ashtabula, Ohio, Mrs. Clifton Shockley of Canton, Ohio and Mrs. Paul F VanHoose of Paintsville. Services were held Saturday at the Paintsville Pentecostal Church of Christ, with Cline Salyer officiating. Chapter 18, Disabled American Veterans, provided military rites under the direction of Monterville Miles and John W Picklesimer. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 30.1967

  
HAMMOND, Harriet (Porter)
1877-1967
Harriet Hammond, 90, died Friday, August 25, at 3:50 p.m. in her home after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Cummings and Priscilla Bailey Porter, she was born in Magoffin County on May 11, 1877 and resided on Kirk St., Paintsville, at the time of death. She was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. Her husband Clay Hammond died in 1926. Survivors include three sons; Raleigh and Morris, both of Paintsville and Ordis of Wheelersburg, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Blair and Mrs. Clarence Johnson, both of Paintsville. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 28, at 2 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 30, 1967

  
LEMASTER, William Herbert
1907-1967
William Herbert Lemaster, 60, died suddenly on Wednesday morning, August 23. Born in Silverhill, Ky. on June 17, 1907 and the son of Stephen and Mary Jane Bayes Lemaster, he was a thirty seven year resident of West Prestonburg. He was employed for thirty-eight years by the Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Company. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Blanton Lemaster, one son, Paul, of Allen; one daughter, Mrs. Millard Hughes, Jr., of Prestonburg; and three grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Everett Lemaster of Volga, four daughters, Mrs. Hester Trimble, of Dwale, Mrs. Alice Williams, of Oil Springs, Mrs. Sarah Gillem, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Fannie Blanton, of Dwale. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Manila with Arnold Reed and James H. Blair officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 30, 1967

   
LYON, Lewis C.
1895-1967
Lewis C. Lyon, 71, died Sunday, August 27, after a brief illness. Born November 24, 1895, at Barn Rock, he was the son of Edward and Sarah Skaggs Lyon. He had been a lifelong resident of Flat Gap. Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Russell Griffith of Flat Gap and Beatrice Singree of Canton, Ohio. Services were held Wednesday August 30, at the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church, with Homer Evans, John Pelphrey, and C.C. Hall officiating. Burial followed in the Skaggs-Lyon Cemetery at Martha. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 30, 1967

   
SPARKS, Mary Elizabeth (Johnson)
1903-1967
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sparks, 63, died on Thursday, August 31, at 7:50 a.m. at her home on Boyd St. after a brief illness. She was born in Johnson County of October 30, 1903, the daughter of the late Frank and Lillia Tackett Johnson.  She is a member of the Barnetts Creek United Bapt Church and L.A. of B.R.T. Survirors include her husband, J.O. Sparks, one daughter, Mrs. Dora Mae Roberts, of Paintsville and three granchildren.  Also surviving is one brother, Marlin Johnson of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. in the Paintsville Untied Baptist Church with Sandy Phillips and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 1967

   
WILEY, Otis
1916-1967
Ottis Wiley, 51, died on Monday, August 7, 7:30 a.m. in the C & O Hospital at Huntington, W. VA. He had been in ill health for the past year. Born in Floyd County on July 11, 1916 the son of Dave and Virgie Ward Wiley, he made his residents at Whitehouse at the time of his death. He was employed by the Co & O Railroad and was a minister with the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Ollie Booth; two sons, Ottis Wiley, Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; and James David Wiley of Whitehouse; on step-daughter, Janet Raye Tackett of Whitehouse and six grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Overton Wiley of Prestonsburg, Paul Wiley of Whitehouse; and Everett Wiley of Homer, Michigan. Funeral services were held today, August 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Enterprise Baptist Church with Claude VanHoose and Garfield Booth officiating. Burial followed in the Wiley Cemetery at Whitehouse with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 9, 1967



SEPTEMBER - 1967

CAUDILL, W. H.
1891-1967
Elder W. H. Caudill, 72, died tuesday September 5, 5:15A.m. in a local hospital after an illness of six months. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday September 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Concord United Baptist Church with Elder Nick Sturgill, Elder W. T Dalton and Elder Elzie Banks officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Concord under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on October 18, 1891 he was the son of Ben and Cynthia Ward Caudill he had lived in Thealka all his life. He had been a minister of the United baptist church since 1939 and was a farmer and blacksmith. Survivors include two daughters Cynthia Franklin of Thelka and Dora Cottle of Mealy, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Golda Holbrook of Thelma and Phoeba Preston of Jeffersonville and one brother, Mathew Caudill of Thelma. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 7, 1967

  
FAIRCHILD, Lizzie (Estep)
1872-1967
Lizzie Estep Fairchild, 95, died on Friday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. after an extended illness. The daughter of the late John and Sally Marshall Estepp , she was born in Johnson County on January 25, 1872 and was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death.  She was a lifelong member of the Rock House Free Will Baptist Church. She was married to Joe Fairchild who preceded her in death in 1949. Three sons survive, Son of Paintsville and Troy and Lon both of Staffordsville. Three daughters also survive, Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Hazard, Mrs. Lester Adams of Paintsville, and Mrs. Fred Pelphrey of Fairborn, Ohio. Two daughters, Ruth Walters and Alka Fairchild preceded her in death. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren and 30 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 17, in the Rock House Free Will Baptist Church.  Staffordsville with Scott Castle, Claude Preston, John Frank Ratliff and Millard VanHoose officiating.  The Tom’s Creek Quarter and the Staffordsville Quartet provided the singing. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Rock House and the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 20, 1967

  
HARMON, Quill
1909-1967
Quill Harmon, 58, died on Tuesday, September 26, at 8:15 p.m. in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Floyd County on January 30, 1909, he was the son of the late William and Lucy Garret Harmon and was a resident of Paintsville most of his life. Mr. Harmon was a retired custodian of the Citizens National Bank and was affiliated with the First Methodist Church. His wife Aretta Stapleton Harmon survives. Other survivors include three sons, Quill Richard of Urbana, Ohio; Thomas D. and Charles L. of Paintsville. Five daughters also survive, MRs. Gene Thompson of Ironton, Ohio; Mrs. James Skiles of Pikeville, Mrs. Higgy Burchett, Mrs. Tollie Bayes, and Mrs. Wayne Griffith, all of Paintsville. Five brothers also survive, Arthur, Bill, and Fred all of Paintsville; Lee of Prestonsburg; Carl of Tampa, Fla., One sister survives, Mrs. Southie McKenzie of Paintsville. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 29, at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church, with the Revs. J.H. Burton and Bob L. Jones officiating. Pallbearers included Ronald Wells, Doug McKenzie, Robert L. Murphy, Don C. McKenzie, Clyde Ott McKenzie, Randy Murphy, P.D. Pack, and Doug DeLong. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 04, 1967

  
HYDEN, Taylor
1899-1967
Taylor Hyden, 67, died on Sunday, September 17, in a local hospital, after an extended illness. A retired miner, he was born in Floyd County on November 4, 1899, the son of the late Sam and Alice Rice Hyden. He had made his home in Hager Hill for the past several years and was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are the wife, Martha Hyden; five sons, Orville of Cincinnati, Ohio, William Lloyd, Harold Edward, Charles and James Ray of Wabash, Indiana; five daughters, Mrs. Clyde Collins, of Van Lear, Mrs. Robert Wilcox and Mrs. John Porter of Wabash, Indiana, Mrs. John Guirucuch of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Hershel Jack Patrick of Leander and twenty-eight grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers Harry Hyden of Van Lear and Edgar Hyden of East Point and one sister, Mrs. Allie Reed of East Point. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the East Point Church of Christ with the Rev. Donald Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Hyden Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 20, 1967

   
LEE, Norman Jr.
1950-1967
Norman Lee Jr., 17, died on Sunday, September 24 at 9 p.m. at his home of a self - inflicted gun shot wound. Born in Johnson County on February 13, 1950, he was the son of Norman Lee Sr., who died in December, 1960, and Dessie Bolen. He was a resident of Van Lear. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Betty Ruth Blair of Germany and Msrs. Norma Jean Wells of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 28, at 1 p.m. in the Meally Church of Christ with J.H. Short and Mose Kitchen officiating. Pallbearers include Danny Walters, Charlie Adams, Jackie Walkins, George Ramey, Steven Lewis, and Tom Hummer. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones - Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 27, 1967

  
MCKENZIE, Clara (Wheeler)
1918-1967
Mrs. Clara McKenzie, 51, died Tuesday, September 19, 12:15 a.m. in the Crest Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born on June 14, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Shank and Mollie Slone Wheeler.  She had resided at Paintsville for several years and was employed as a clerk at the NU Way Cleaners. Survivors include one son, Byrdus McKenzie of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Lavender of Richland, VA and Mrs. Joyce Pennington of Cardington, Ohio and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Mitchell Wheeler of Mesa, Arizona, Roy Wheeler of Winifred, Cecil Wheeler of Walbridge, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Flossie Weese and Mrs. Geneva Arrington of Blaine, Mrs. Clista Harris of Winifred, Mrs. Norise Anderson of Point Pleasant, W. VA and Mrs. F. Crim of Kenova, W. VA. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. in the Paintsville Church of God with Tommy Reynolds and O. I Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the McCarty Cemetery at Winifred, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 20, 1967

  
MCKENZIE, Minnie
1874-1967
Minnie McKenzie Staffordsville Succumbs at 92 Minnie McKenzie, 92, a life-long resident of Johnson County, died September 19, at Crest Haven Nursing Home in Paintsville after an extended illness. Born October 9, 1874, she was the daughter of William and Nancy Rice McKenzie. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church Services were held Friday, September 21, at 2p.m. at the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville, with Scott Castle and Claude Preston officiating. Music was provided by the Paintsville Quartet. Burial followed in the McKenzie Cemetery at Staffordsville.  The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 27, 1967

   
NEWLIN, Ethel (Davis)
1967
Mrs. Ethel Newlin, 51, died suddenly on Monday, September 11, in the Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Frank Davis, deceased, and Eulah Davis. She was a resident of Cleveland, Ohio at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Rex Newlin.  Other surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Effie Wadell, of New Castle, Ind., Mrs. Mildred Spencer of Paintsville, Mrs. Ewlyn Rasnick and Mrs. Nellie Cantrell, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Patsy Esterling of Louisa; four brothers also survive,  Miles, Elmer, and Douglas, all of Paintsville, and Jack of Inez. Funeral services were held today at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Robert Jones officiating.  Burial followed in the family cemetery in Kings Addition under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1967

 
O'BRYAN, Ida (Williams)
1902-1967
Dies September 7.  Ida O'Bryan, 65, died on Thursday, September 7, at 9:15 p.m. in her home. Born on March 29, 1902, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of the late C. W. and Elizabeth Jenkins Williams and was a resident of Meally at the time of her death.  Survivors include her husband Alonzo O'Bryan, whom she married on June 5, 1937.  Five brothers also survive, Lloyd of Staffordsville, Frank and Robert of Meally, Lundy of Columbus, Ohio, and Russell of Fairborn, Ohio.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 10, at 11 a.m. in the United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Florida Lyons and O. I. Williams officiating.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1967

  
RICE, Alva
1897-1967
Alva Rice, 69, was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital on Wednesday, September 6, at 8 p.m. Born in Johnson County on November 18, 1897, he was the son of the late Green and Cora Davis Rice. A retired school teacher, Mr. Rice resided in Oil Springs, most of his life interested in local history, he occasionally contributed articles about such areas such as Hell's Half Acre and Mud Lick Falls to the Paintsville Herald. He was married to Erma Maxine Rice who preceded him in death on August 15, 1966. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alice Conley, of Oil Springs, Mrs. Kaye Alley and Mrs. Betty Young, both of Lexington. Other survivors include five brothers, Frank of Orlando, Florida, Grant of Columbus, OH, Charlie of Salyersville, Roy of Dayton, OH and Johnny of Oil Springs; two sisters, also survive, Mrs. Erie Wheeler and Mrs. Rouie Salyers, both of Oil Springs. Three Grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church of Oil Springs, with the Revs. James Wallace and Frank Spillman officiating. The Oil Springs Fire Department served as pallbearers. Burial followed in the Price cemetery,  Oil Springs, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 19, September 1967

  
SMITH, Jim
1891-1967
Jim Smith, 76, died on Saturday, September 30, at 4:15 in a local hospital after an extended illness. A retired miner, he was born in Lawrence County on February 26, 1891 and was the son of the late Curtis and Abbie Wheeler Smith. He was a resident of Green Town most of his life. He was afflitiated with the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Laney Smith. Other survivors include four sons, George and Bill of  Paintsville, John Henry of Plymouth, Ben of West Van Lear; five daughters also survive, Ruth Castle of Thealka, May Laney of White house, Virgie Gibson of Mansfield, Ohio, Thirty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, also, survive. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 2, at 1:00 p.m. in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church, with the Don Fraley and Kermit Preston officiating.  Burial followed in the Thealka Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 1967

  
WATKINS, Isaac Riggs
1878-1967
Isaac Riggs Watkins, 88, died Thursday,September 19, in a Rittman, Ohio hospital. A retired coal miner, he was born October 15, 1878, in Johnson County, a son of the late Reace and Renda Blair Watkins. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minerva (Hall) Watkins; three daughters, Mrs, Alvie Robinson of Rittman, Mrs. Bruce Jewell, of Huntington, W. Va., and Mrs. Brady Pauley, of Wayne W. Va., a son, James Watkins, of Huntington, and 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The Funeral was conducted at his former home in Wayne, W. Va., on Friday September 22. Burial followed  in the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Ardel, in Wayne County. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.27 1967

  
WHITE, Grant
1861-1967
Grant White, 86, died Tuesday, September 19, 6:oo a.m. in the local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. White was born in Johnson County on February 10, 1881, the son of the late John and Margaret McKenzie white.  He had been a resident of Lowmansville for the past several years and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was married to the late Jessie White, who preceded him in death in 1948.  He was a farmer and a carpenter. Survivors include two sons, Gerald White of Paintsville and Carl White of Lowmansville and five grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Pearl Smith of Ohio, also survives. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 13, 1967

  
WILLIAMS, Cyrus Coke
1911-1967
Services were held Tuesday at 3p.m. for one of Johnson County’s best-known businessmen, Cyrus Coke Williams, who died Sunday at his home in Paintsville of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Williams, 56, was the co=owner of Redd & Williams Insurance and Real Estate Company, and was a member o the board of directors of the First National Bank of Paintsville.  Active in Republican politics, he also had served as an election commissioner and in other political post. He previously had been a partner in the wells & Williams Insurance Agency selling his interest in that firm in 1954 and forming a new agency with Edd Redd that same year.  The company has since grown into one of the major agencies in Eastern Kentucky recently expanding into real estate operations. He had been a director of the First National Bank since 1960. Born March 21, 1911, he was the son of Marion and Jennie Vaughan Williams.  A member of the First Methodist Church, he also was a Mason and a member of the Paintsville, Kiwanis Club. His wife, Viola Miller Williams is chief accountant for the Johnson County school system. Survivors include a son, Harry Davis Williams, who is an attorney with a law firm in Pikeville, and a daughter, Jean Marion Williams at home. Also surviving are two brothers, John, Fred Williams, a vice president with Ashland Oil & Refining Company, and Dr. J. S Williams, of Nicholasville; and two sisters, Mrs. Cova Bunyard of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Hazel Davis of Paintsville. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at the First Methodist Church in Paintsville, with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating.  Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery in Paintsville. Active pallbearers were James Cox, Green Conn, John Roberts, Charles T Melvin, Paul Fyffe, Leroy Grim, Paul Brown, Escom Chandler. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 27, 1967



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NOVEMBER - 1967

DANIELS, Carl
1916-1967
Carl Daniels, 52, of Thelma, was dead on arrival Thursday afternoon at a Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Daniels was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Johnson County and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are the wife, a son, a brother, four sisters and a half- brother. Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Ashland Daily Independent, Friday, November 24, 1967




DECEMBER - 1967

  
  
   
CANTRELL, George Patton
1895-1967
George Patton Cantrell, 72, was dead on arrival at a local hospital after a heart attach on Thursday, December 28, at 3:30 a.m. He had been ill for four weeks. Born in Johnson County on March 20, 1895, and  a lifelong resident of Flat Gap, he was the son of Hadden and Mary Frazier Cantrell. He was a retired state highway employee. His wife, Sarah Jane Estep Cantrell, survives. Four sons, Earl of Magnette Springs, OH, Billy, Clyde, and Eugene, all of Delaware, OH; five daughters, Opal Williams of Delaware, OH, Oshell Wheeler of Crotton, OH, Mildred Fay of Delaware, OH, Marie Ross of Ashland, and Phyllis Axbell of Delaware, OH survive. Twenty-two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. Other survivors include two brothers, John K. Campbell and Jim Campbell, both of Flat Gap and two sisters, Golda Estep of Allen and Frankie Spears of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 30 at 2 p.m. in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap, with Elders Arnold Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Pallbearers were Will Cantrell, Tim Cantrell, Ralph Fugate, Jim Crown, Kermit Williams, and Wendell Wheeler. Burial followed in the Salyers Cemetery at Flat Gap, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1968


   
COLLINS, Julia Ann (Prater)
1887-1967
Julia Ann Collins, 79, of Paintsville, died on Tuesday, December 19, in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nannie Sparks of Paintsville, after an extended illness. Born in Floyd County on October 15, 1887, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Lydia Prater Spradlin and was a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank Collins, preceded her in death on August 7, 1966. Survivors include four sons, Burns Wright of McGuffy, OH, Curtis Wright of Portsmouth, OH, Eugene Collins and Adam C. Collins, two daughters, also survive, Mrs. Nannie Sparks of Paintsville and Mrs. Marie Stevens of Wichita Falls, TX. Other survivors include one brother Cager Spradlin of Brainard and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Salyer of Brainard and Mrs. Clara Wright of McGuffy, OH. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Georges Creek United Baptist church with J. T. Bailey and Jarrett Caudill officiating. Burial followed in the Wellman Cemetery at Eloise, under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1968

      
CRUTCHER, Mable (Taylor)
1967
Former Johnson County resident Mable (Taylor) Crutcher; 51, died December 28, in a Lexington hospital after a brief illness. Survivors include her husband, Rufus Crutcher; her mother, Mrs. Bascom Taylor of Nippa; two sisters, Mrs. Daley Caudill of Leander, Mrs. Theodore Daniel of Nippa; two brothers, Earl Taylor of Springfield, OH, Curtis Taylor of Blandford, England; five daughters, Mrs. Elmer Sebastin, Mrs. George Littrell, Mrs. Joe Barnett and Mrs. Jerry Cochran, all of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Richard Pressnell of Columbus, OH and seven grandchildren. Rev. Meade of Springfield, OH and Rev. Willard Wilcox of Lexington were the officiating ministers. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Whitelock Funeral Home. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery at Lexington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

       
DAWSON, James L.
1884-1967
James L. Dawson, 83, died on Thursday, December 28, at 11:30 p.m. in a local hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Grundy, WV on August 11, 1884, he was the son of the late John and Matilda Sturgill Dawson and was a resident of Van Lear for several years. A retired miner, he was a member of Enterprise Baptist church. His wife, Ressie Bowling Dawson survives. Other survivors include five sons, Ocal A. Audie and James Dawson, Jr., both of Van Lear, Earsel Dawson of Stockdale, CA, Ray Dawson of Arleta, CA and Shirley Dawson of Van Nuys, Ca; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Honeycutt of South Point, OH, Mrs. Minnie Potters of Ashland, and Mrs. Ethel Honeycutt of Van Lear, twenty eight grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren also survive. One brother, Armstrong Dawson of Morehead, also survives. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 31, at 11:30 a.m. in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Earl Ratliff officiating. Burial followed in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1968

   
HOPSON, Sammie
1913-1967
Sammie Hobson, 54, died Thursday, December 21, at 4:30 p.m. as a result of a car- train accident at a railway crossing in Boyd County. Born in Johnson County on January 1, 1913 and a lifelong resident of Van Lear, he was the son of the late Millard Hobson and Mintie Burcher Hobson, living. He was employed as an iron worker with Schurman Construction Company. His wife, Ellie Nunnery Hobson, survives. Three sons, Larry Hobson of Van Lear, Gary Lee Hobson of Auxier, and Jack Ray Hobson also survive. One daughter, Mrs. Delores Preston of Paintsville, also survives. Five grandchildren also survive. Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie and Mrs. Irene Kugaczski, both of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Willadean Ellis of Macon, GA, and Mrs. Shirley Blanton of West Liberty. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Philadelphia Church of Christ, with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial followed in the Hobson Cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Frank Setser, Oliver Marshall, Alex Sam Wells, Kermit Wells, Roger Wells and Carl Collins. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1968

   
MILLER, Frank
1890-1967
Frank Miller, 77, died Friday, December 29 at 8:45 p.m. in a local hospital, after an illness of one year. Funeral services were held Monday, January 1 at 10 a.m. in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Fred Rowland officiating. Burial followed in the Williamson Cemetery at Tomahawk, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Tomahawk on October 31, 1890, he was the son of John and Sarah Dollarhide Miller. He was a retired coroner of Martin County, holding this position for twenty-four years. He had been a resident of Whitehouse for the past year. Survivors include one brother, Arvie Miler of Miami, FL and one sister, Geneva Meek of Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1968


MOLLETT, Mary (Salmons)
1896-1967
Rites were held this month in Martin County for a former Johnson Countian, Mrs. Mary Salmons Mollett, who died at the Paintsville Clinic after a brief illness. Mrs. Mollett, the daughter of David M. and Rebecca Ward Salmons, was born on Rich Hollow in Johnson County in April 1896. Her parents moved to Martin County in 1902. In 1916 she was married to James Mollett. The couple had eight sons and two daughters. She was a member of Trace Fork Church, Tri-State Zion United Baptist. Survivors include her husband and nine children, Granville of Detroit, David of Feds Creek, Edd, of Columbus, OH, Paul of Springfield, OH, Joseph, Elzie and Oscar of Tomahawk, Mrs. Alta Mills of Tomahawk and Mrs. Alverta Hensley of Whitehouse. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters. Elders Jim Preece, Nim Sturgill, Earl Muncy, Oscar Scott and Tom Sammons officiated at the services, as requested by Mrs. Mollett. The Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968 (Note: I have her birth and death information as Nov 14, 1896-Dec 19, 1967)

  
PRESTON, George
1884-1967
George Preston, age 82, died Wednesday, December 21, at 4:45 a.m. in the King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland following a brief illness. Born March 12, 1884 at Meally, he was the son of Sant and Mary Preston. He had been a resident of Ash- land for 28 years and was a mem- ber of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Vada Preston, preced- ed him in death on November 22, 1966. Survivors include two sons, Ed- ward and Estill both of Ashland, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Bishop of Ashland and Mrs. Vera Taylor of Paintsville, 14 grand- children and seven great grand- children. Funeral services were held Fri- day, December 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Fun- eral Home with Elzie Banks of- ficiating. Burial followied in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 1-04-1967

   
THOMPSON, Julie (Castle)
1883-1967
Mrs. Julie Castle Thompson, 84, died Tuesday, December 19, 10 p.m. in a local hospital after an illness of five weeks. Born at Lowmansville on June 25, 1883, she was the daughter of Billy and Fannie Bowens Lyons. She had lived at Lowmansville all her life and was a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Matt Thompson; one son, Roy Castle of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Mae Green of Lowmansville and Nora Puckett of East Point; twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Dora Preston, Miamisburg, OH, and Rosie Whitt of Feds Creek, two brothers, Abraham Lyons of Thealka and Willie Lyons of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 22 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Charles Stapleton, Scott Castle and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1968

   
WARD, Grant
1891-1968
Grant Ward, 76, died Thursday, December 28 4:30 a.m. in the Park View Hospital at Fort Wayne, IN, after an illness of nine months. Born at Barnetts Creek on November 19, 1891, he was the son of Daniel and Mary Hitchcock Ward. He had been a resident of Fort Wayne, IN for the last five years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Arizona Fairchild, whom he married at Prestonsburg in 1931. Also surviving are six sons, Anderson, Danny H., Paul E. James G., and Ronald L. Ward, all of Fort Wayne, IN and Tansy Ward of Lima, OH; three daughters, Pasty Rosterfer of Wopakonsta, OH, Geneva Marshall of Lima, OH and Janet Sue Platt of fort Wayne, IN; and nine grandchildren. Two brothers, Harrison Ward of Washington, D. C. and Jess Ward of Red Jacket, WV also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 31 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1968



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