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JANUARY - 1968

   
ADAMS, Boyd
1884-1968
Mr. Boyd Adams, 83, died Sunday, January 21, 1:40 p.m. in Paintsville Hospital, after an illness of one week. Born at Brainard, KY on February 8, 1884, he was the son of George and Polly Ann Brown Adams. A retired miner, he was a resident of West Van Lear at the time of his death. He was married to the former Mandy Jane Blevins, who survives on December 9, 1909, at Bonanza. Survivors, in addition to his wife, two sons, Thomas L. and Edward Adams of Raccoon; two daughters, Mrs. Arbie Porter of West Van Lear and Mrs. Everett Sanders of Lansing, MI. Also surviving are five brothers and sisters, Bennie Adams, Lizzie Holbrook, Linzie Adams, Nora Sparks, and Mary Owens, all of Barinard; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 23 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston and W. J. Perry officiating. Burial followed in the Holbrook Cemetery at Brainard under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

   
ADAMS, Henry
1873-1968
Paintsville resident, Harry Adams, 94, died January 13 in a local nursing home. Born at Oil Springs on March 14, 1873, he was the son of Frank and Rosa Hall Adams. He was a former sheriff of Johnson County, and also had served as chief of the Paintsville police department. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. His wife, Ida M. Collins Adams died in 1944. One son, Lawrence Adams of Falcon, survives as do six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Josephine Collins of Allegeny, MI. Funeral services were held Monday, January 15, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, with C. C. Hall and Claude Preston officiating and the Paintsville Quartet. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Falcon. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

   
BLAIR, Nola (Blair)
1908-1968
Nola Blair, 59, died January 18, at a local hospital after an illness of four months. The daughter of George and Catherine Blair, she was born at Barnetts Creek in July 1908. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, David L. Blair of Dayton, OH; three sisters, Verna Blair, Cloie Lemaster and Mollie Trimble, all of Paintsville, and a brother, Albert, also of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21, at the Paintsville United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams, Prater Blair, and Foster Rigsby officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

  
BLANTON, Myrtle (Adams)
1892-1968
Mrs. Myrtle Blanton, 75, died Saturday, January 6 at 10:45 a.m. in a local hospital , after an illness of several weeks. Born in Magoffin County on October 9, 1892, she was the daughter of Green and Alifair Litteral Adams and a member of the United Baptist church. She was married to John McKinley Blanton, who survives, on October 31, 1918, and had lived at Oil Springs most of her life. Additional survivors include two sons, Paul Blanton of Lucasville, OH and John F. Blanton of Springfield, OH, five daughters, Mildred O’Bryan of Waverly, OH, Ruby Youngquist and Evalee Anderson of Springfield, OH, Edna Fay Wheeler of Salyersville and Imogene Powers of Paintsville, twenty two grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one brother, Charlie Adams in California; and one sister, Gracie Bayes of Oil Springs, also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9 at 11 a.m. in the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, with Millard O’Bryan, Eual Baldwin, and Francis Blair officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Oil Springs, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

    
BROWN, Den W.
1921-1968
Den W. Brown, 46, succumbed January 10 in Paintsville. Born May 7, 1921, in Johnson County, he was the son of Tom and Hettie Pace Brown. He was a resident of Swamp Branch and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ann Caudill Brown, two daughters, Mrs. Ethellynn Ward and Joyce Ann Brown, both of Swamp Branch, and two grandsons. Also surviving are two brothers, D. J. Brown of Baltimore and Paul Brown of Rochester, IN, and five sisters, Mrs. Malcolm Jackson of Conley, KY, Mrs. Cecil Martin of Baltimore, Mrs. Herschell Blanton of Charleston, WV, Mrs. James Carroll of Paintsville, and Mrs. Curt Bailey of Rochester, IN. Services were held Saturday, January 13, at the Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville. Officiating ministers were Charles Stapleton and Richard Williams, and the Spencer Quartet also participated. Burial followed in the Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
BURKE, Carl S.
1888-1968
Retired miner Carl S. Burke, died Thursday morning, January 25, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on June 24, 1888, he was the so of the late Thomas and Mary Rice Burke. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ, and was a resident of Collista. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Welch Burke, in 1949. Survivors include the step mother, Elsie Burke; five sons, John C. and Morris Burke of Columbus, OH, Samuel L. and Billy Burke of Collista, and Ira C. Burke serving with the U. S. Army in Korea; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Margaret Runyon of Catlettsburg; and 11 grandchildren. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Rushia Eaton of Salina, MI and Mrs. May Patrick of Portsmouth, OH, two brothers, Clarence Burke of Marrobone and Frank Burke of Feds Creek. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 28, in the East Point Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was held in the Music Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1968

  
CAUDILL, Ruie (Rice)
1889-1968
Ruie Caudill, 78, died Tuesday, January 16 at 12:50 a.m. in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams, and F. F. Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery at Hager Hill, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born in Magoffin County on February 10, 1889, she was the daughter of the late Bascom and Frankie Fletcher Rice. The widow of Jessie Caudill, who preceded her in death in 1954, she had made her residence at 38 Main Street, in Paintsville, for several years, and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include two step daughters, Mrs. Leona May and Mrs. Mae Oliver; five stepsons, Earl, Reggie, Ralph, Grant, and George Caudill; one sister, Mrs. Everett Conley of Hager Hill and one brother, Luther Rice of Ashland. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
CONN, Juanita L.(Perry)
1908-1968
River resident Juanita Lyons Conn, 59 died January 12 at the Paintsville Clinic after an illness of a year. Born February 23, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Harlan Perry and Nancy Ward Perry. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Conn was previously married to James Francis Lyons who died in 1948. Her second husband, Shirley Conn survives. Also surviving are five sons, James H. Lyons of Cincinnati, OH, John S. Lyons of Amelia, OH, Frank L and Robert H. Lyons of Norwood, OH, and Sherrell Ray Conn, at home. Two daughters, Frances Stambaugh of River and Nanette Mulvaney of Felicity, OH, survive as do 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Vronia Daniels of River and Mrs. Oakley Teague of Fort Worth, TX, also survive. Services were held Monday, January 15, at the River United Baptist Church with C. J. Sparks and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
DANIEL, Hershell
1924-1968
Hershell “Pepper” Daniel, from Paintsville, was killed Tuesday morning at the Kentucky State Penitentiary, Eddyville, in a fight with a 19 year old inmate. Daniel, 47, died of stab wounds. He was serving a life sentence for armed robbery, and had been at Eddyville since February 1956. According to officials at the penitentiary, a group of inmates was assembled in the recreation hall when a fight broke out. An officer attempting to break up the incident was stabbed in the hand. When the fight was stopped, Daniel was dead of multiple stab wounds. His assailant, according to officials at the penitentiary, was James Stewart, 19, of Cawood in Harlan County. Stewart had been sentenced to LaGrange for five years on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and had been transferred to Eddyville on an additional two year sentence for stabbing an inmate. Officials at Eddyville said a home-made knife was used, and that Stewart said he had planned to kill Daniel. The body is being returned by air to the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Arrangements were incomplete. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

  
DANIEL, Hershell V.
1924-1968
Hershell V. Daniel, 46, died January 9 at Eddyville, KY. Born at Tutor Key on February 19, 1924, he was the son of the late Burns Daniel and Mary Ward Daniel. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Bowman, of Richmond, IN, and a grandson. Also surviving are a brother, Willard, of Fairborn, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Meade of Fairborn and Mrs. Minnie Fairchild of Paintsville. Services were held Saturday, January 13, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with O. I. Williams and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery at Tutor Key. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
DANIEL, Walter
1911-1968
Mr. Walter Daniel, 56, died Friday, January 19, 3:30 p.m. at his home in Nippa. Funeral services were held Monday, January 22, 10 a.m. in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Hood, with O. I. Williams, and F. F. Rigsby officiating. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Charley on September 29, 1911, he was the son of Garfield and Stella Mae Green Daniel. He had lived at Nippa for the past two years and was a disabled miner. He was married to the former Bertha Mae O’Bryan, who survives, on April 9, 1942, in Catlettsburg. Also surviving are four sons, John Walter of Celsia, MI, Kenneth Eugene of Baltimore, MD, Leonard and Charles at home and one step son, James Lonzo Salyer of Hager Hill. Five brothers, Edger and Herschell Daniel of Urbana, OH, Leslie Daniel of South Vienna, OH, Carl Daniel of Elizabeth, IN, and Roy Daniel of New Albany, IN; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Eddgins, of Clarkville, IN, also survive. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

  
FRAZIER, Anna Belle (Pennington)
1912-1968
Mrs. Anna Belle Frazier, 55, died Wednesday, January 17 at 1 a.m. in Outer Drive Hospital at Lincoln Park, MI, after an illness of eight months. Born in Newcom, KY on April 7, 1912, she was the daughter of William and Jemima Fraley Pennington. A former resident of Staffordsville, she had been a resident of River View, Mi, for the past twelve years. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Frazier, eight sons, Henry and Silas of Rockwood, MI, Jessie of Dexter, MI, Paul of Taylor, MI, Willis of Detroit, MI, Paris of South Gate, MI, Wayne of River View, MI and David serving with the U. S. Army, one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Glenn of Franklin, OH; 25 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Jessie Pennington of Ashland, Wayne Pennington of Ballville, WV, Glen Pennington of Winchester and Edgar Pennington of Webbville; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gallion of Webbville. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Leonard Webb and Alfred Frazier, Jr., officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

  
FYFFE, John H.
1888-1968
Former Johnson County Deputy Sheriff John Henry Fyffe, 79, died Friday, January 26, in a local hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Morgan County, on October 11, 1888, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cynthia Ferguson Fyffe. A drilling contractor, he lived at Staffordsville at the time of his death and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. He served as deputy under Sheriff John Stambaugh. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 28, in the Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville, with Ellis Hamilton, Cline Salyer, and Emory Ferguson officiating. Burial was held in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery at Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Holbrook Fyffe, one son, Proctor Fyffe of Staffordsville, two daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Bayes, and Mrs. Dixie Hamilton, both of Staffordsville; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Additional survivors are one sister, Mrs. Sallie Fyffe of Brushy; three brothers, Jay Fyffe of Red Bush, Alvie Fyffe of Cordell, and Lonzie Fyfe of Manchester, NH.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1968

  
HAYDEN, Jerry Darrell
1949-1968
Jerry Darrell Hayden, 18, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hayden of Meally and Mrs. Flossie Music Huston, died January 6, in an automobile accident at Bonita Springs, FL. Born June 6, 1949, at Paintsville, he was the son of Beecher Hayden and Opal Music Hayden. Surviving are five brothers, Kennith, David, Beecher Eugene, Mike, and Doug, and three sisters, Diana, Patsy, and Tammie Lynn, all at home. Funeral services were held Thursday, at the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Hayden Cemetery at Meally. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
KIMBLER, Vadia
1911-1968
Vadia Kimbler, 56, died Tuesday, January 9, in Mercy Memorial Hospital, in Urbana, OH after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on May 4, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Cynthia Litteral Gullett. She had lived in Urbana for the last 15 years and was affiliated with the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, George Kimbler; one son, Robert L. Kimbler of Yucaipa, CA, one daughter, Mrs. June McCarty of Urbana; a brother, Matthew Gullett of Royalton and a sister, Mrs. Ida Wagner of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Friday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Vine Street Enterprise Baptist Church with Vern Conley officiating. Burial followed in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
KING, Sandy
1906-1968
Staffordsville resident Sandy King, 61, died Monday, January 8, in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born March 3, 1906, he was the son of Charlie and Rhoda Johnson King. He was a miner and a farmer. His wife, Dorothy Crislip King, preceded him in death in August 1966. Survivors include four sons, Clarence of New Holland, OH, James and William, both of Port Clinton, OH and Buel of Bangor, MI, seventeen grandchildren also survive. Six brothers also survive, including Hansford King of Columbus, OH, Garfield of Dunbar, WV, Homer, Sam, Joe and John D. King, all of Staffordsville. Services were held Thursday, January 11 at the Freewill Baptist church in Staffordsville, with Scott Castle, Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating, and the Staffordsville Quartet. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
MCKENZIE, Alka (Hitchcock)
1893-1968
Alka Lou McKenzie, 74, of Volga, died January 14 at the Paintsville Clinic after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Andrew Fairchild and Cynthia Ellen Hitchcock, she was born August 16, 1893, and had been a lifelong resident of Johnson County. A foster son, Delbert McKenzie of Circleville, OH, survives, as does a daughter, Elsie Colvin of Volga, and three grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Willie Fairchild of Richmond Dale, OH. Services were held Tuesday, January 16, at the home, with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Volga. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
MILLER, E. B.
1888-1968
Services were held Wednesday, for E. B. Miller, Trial Commissioner for the Johnson County Court, who died Monday in a local hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Miller, 80, was the son of the late Dr. Reece M. and Cynthia Rice Miller. He was born in Johnson County in January, 1888, and was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. A former store manager for North East Coal Company, he assumed the duties of Trial Commissioner in 1965. He was a member of Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM for over 50 years, Past Master 131 R.A.M. No. 48 K. T. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah Patrick Miller, a son, Theodore of Paintsville and two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Kennard and Mrs. C. Coke Williams, both also of Paintsville. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Edgar Buxton of Carrolton, OH. Rev. James E. Wallace officiated at services in the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

 
PRESTON, Edgar
1899-1968
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 7 at 11 a.m. for Edgar Preston, 68, who died Friday, January 5, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Don Fraley and Kermit Preston officiated at the services held  in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Special music was provided by Gallian’s Quartet and the Thealka Quartet. Burial was held in the Family cemetery at Turner Branch, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on August 13, 1899, he was the son of Charlie and Louella Daniel Preston. A retired miner, he was affiliated with the U.M.W.A. and the Freewill Baptist Church. He had been a resident of Thealka most of his life. His wife, Fanny Robinson Preston, preceded him in death in November of 1966. One daughter, Mrs. Florence Davis, also preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Spradlin of Thealka; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Preston of Tutor Key and two sisters, Arnetta Mosley and Gertrude Meadows of Wayland. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

  
ROBERTS, Vada (Spradlin)
1885-1968
Mrs. Vada Roberts, 82, died Tuesday, January 2 at 11:25 p.m. in a local hospital after an illness of one year. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Born at Salyersville on May 3, 1885, she was the daughter of Dan and Sarah Blair Spradlin and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. A lifelong resident of Paintsville, she was married to Vern Roberts, who survives, on August 6, 1904. Survivors, including the husband, are two sons, Dan Roberts of Paintsville and Kelsie Roberts of Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fraley of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Venus Griguori of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Carrie Osborne of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Hortence Helton of Paintsville; twenty four grandchildren and thirty one great grandchildren. Three brothers, Lon Rice of Kansas City, KS, Everett Rice of Sinking Springs, OH, and Alfred Rice of Cincinnati, OH, and one sister, Lizzie Music of Auxier, also survive. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

  
SALYER, Pearlie (Slone)
1888-1968
Pearlie (Slone) Salyer, 79, a former resident of Johnson County died Sunday, January 14, at the Pine Kirk Rest Home in Kirkersville, OH. Born at Flat Gap on May 29, 1888, she was the daughter of Isom and Mollie Fairchild Daniel and was a member of the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Her first husband, Ira Slone, preceded her in death in 1953. She was later married to Harry Salyer, who also preceded her in death. She is survived by a son James Isom Slone and a grandson, Harold Gene Slone both of Pataskala, OH; one brother, Mervin Daniel of Sitka. She was the aunt of Rev. Bruce Daniel of Sitka and Mervin Williams of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted at Kirkersville on Wednesday, (today), January 17 at 2 p.m. by minister of her church. Burial was held in Kirkersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
SALYER, Mary Susan (Conley)
1901-1968
Mary Susan (Susie) Salyer, 66, died Monday, January 29 in a local hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County, on March 11, 1901, she was the daughter of the late George and Cora Belle Jackson Conley. A lifelong resident of Paintsville, she was affiliated with the United Baptist church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Mullins of Paintsville, Mrs. Lois Isaac of Elizabethtown, and Mrs. Marie Parker of Berkley, MI and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Bruce Conley of Paintsville and Dona Conley of Jackson, OH. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, January 31, 10:30 a.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Lonza Reed and T. J. Bailey officiating. Burial followed in the Blanton Cemetery at Wheelersburg, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1968

   
SHERMAN, Eliza (Spradlin)
1877-1968
Mrs. Eliza Spradlin Sherman, 91, of 409 28 St., Catlettsburg, died Tuesday, January 9 at 3:15 p.m. in an Ashland hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, with Rev. Elmo Sturgill in charge. Burial followed in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sherman was born December 23, 1877 in Morgan County, a daughter of the late John M. (Squire) and Joanne Easterling Spradlin. She was a resident of Paintsville most of her life but had resided in Catlettsburg for a number of Years with her daughter, Mrs. Marie Daugherty. A brother also survives, Walter F. Spradlin, of this city and a niece, Irene S. Cole. Mrs. Sherman was a member of the First Christian Church of Catlettsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
STAMBAUGH, Roy
1889-1968
Roy Stambaugh, 78, died Friday, January 26 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on December 29, 1889, he was the son of the late Winfield and Bessie Williams Stambaugh. A farmer, he had lived at Stambaugh all his life and was affiliated with the First Church of Christ at Stambaugh. His wife, the former Naomi Witten, preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sterling VanHoose of Stambaugh, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one brother, Ben F. Stambaugh of Tampa, FL. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 28, 2:30 p.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Milt Blankenship and Claude Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1968

  
STAPLETON, Dan
1906-1968
Dan Stapleton, 61, died January 10 in a local hospital after an illness of several months. Born August 11, 1906, he was the son of Sandy and Hattie Brown Stapleton, and was a resident of Fuget. He was a pipefitter by trade. Survivors include his wife, Ocie Castle Stapleton, three sons, Henry of Delaware, OH; Robert and Bill, both of Fuget; and five daughters, Flora Belle Litteral of Volga, Sarah Drake of Marengo, OH, Pearl McKenzie of DeKolb, IL, and Sandra Sue and Margie Stapleton both of Fuget. Also surviving are five brothers, Ray, Mitchell, Tom and Noah of Volga, and Sexford of Fuget and a sister, Pearlie Himes form Wisconsin. Services were held Sunday, January 14, at Cannon Chapel Church, Volga, with Bruce Daniel and Frank Spillman officiating and the tom’s Creek Quartet participating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Volga. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
SWELTZER, Patsy (Hensley)
1968
Word was received this week of the death of Patsy R. Sweitzer. Mrs. Sweitzer, 31, died Friday, January 5 in a Richmond, VA hospital after a long illness. She was born in Johnson County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hensley, former Paintsville residents now living in Ashland. Additional survivors include her husband, John F. Sweitzer; two daughters, Evelyn Ruth and Paula Christine Sweitzer; and one son, John Thomas Sweitzer. Two brothers, Robert and Tom Hensley and nine sisters, Mrs. Gary Scott, Mrs. Carl Combs, Mrs. Tommy Church, Mrs. Edward Hall, and Brenda, Debra, Terresa and Connie Hensley. Funeral services were held Monday, January 8 in Richmond, VA. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Richmond. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Billey Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

  
TACKETT, Pamela Shondale
1967-1968
Pamela Shondale Tackett, nine month old daughter of Freddie and Anna Ward Tackett, died Tuesday, January 9 at 12:30 a.m. in Children’s Hospital at Cincinnati after an illness of three days. The Tacketts, now residing in Cincinnati, are formerly from Paintsville. Survivors in addition to the parents are a brother, Robert F. Tackett of Cincinnati and a sister, Kathy Lorraine Ward of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Friday, January 12 2:30 p.m. in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Bill Tackett officiating. Burial followed in the Tackett Cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1968

  
VAUGHN, Alex Sr.
1895-1968
Mr. Alex Vaughan, Sr., 73, died Friday, January 19, 8:10 a.m. in the Paintsville Clinic, after an illness of four days. A retired brick mason, he was born in Floyd County on January 6, 1895, the son of A. M. and Mollie Campbell Vaughan. A lifelong resident of Paintsville he was a member of Chapter 381 Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Ressie Swoard Vaughan, whom he married on August 29, 1923, at Catlettsburg; one son, Alex Vaughan, Jr., of Flatwoods; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Sloan of Ashland and two grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, and two sisters, W. H. Vaughan of Cincinnati, OH, Glen Vaughan of Ashland, Walter Vaughan of Miami, FL, Mrs. Jack Kouns of Cocoa Beach, FL, and Mrs. Sally Jackson of Ashland. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. James Wallace officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Morris Conley, James H. Conley, Irvin Spradlin, Paul Porter, Escom Chandler, Frelan Bradberry, Bill Borders and Luther Safriet. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

  
WARD, Mildred
1905-1968
Mildred Ward, 63, of Offutt, died Friday, January 19, in a local hospital. Born January 17, 1905, she was the daughter of Joe D. and Rosie Akers Ward, and had been a lifelong resident of Offutt. Two brothers, Glen and Earl Ward, both of Offutt, survive. Services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on Sunday, January 21, with J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Joe D. Ward Cemetery at Offutt. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1968

  
WILLIS, Oliver
1888-1968
Oliver Willis, 79, of Paintsville, died on Sunday, January 7, at the Paintsville Clinic, after a brief illness. Born in Cabell County, WV on October 11, 1888, he was the son of the late Robert and Suzie Cardwell Willis and was a retired miner. He was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church of Christ. His wife, Selphia Willis, survives. Other survivors include one son, Charles Willis of Ironton, OH, five stepsons, Zack Staniford of Royalton, Mose Staniford of West Van Lear, Mike Staniford, Lenzie Staniford and Issac Staniford, all of Paintsville. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Iona Berry of Lafayette, IN, and Mrs. Edna Perry of South Point, OH; three stepdaughters, Maudie Elam of Paintsville; Louise Stapleton of Thealka, and Mary Meeks of Williamsport. One grandchild also survives. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 9 at 11 a.m. in the Pentecostal Church of Christ, with Cline Salyers officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Gardens, at South Point, OH, under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1968




FEBRUARY - 1968
  
  
ARROWOOD, “Dock” Clyde
1911-1968
Clyde “Dock” Arrowood, 52, died Friday, February 9 at his home in West Van Lear after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County the son of Julia Daniels Arrowood and the late Farris Arrowood on October 15, 1911, he had made his residence at West Van Lear for the past several years. An employee of Cox Motor Co., he was married to the former Gertrude Fraley who preceded him in death on April 6, 1949. Survivors including his mother are three sons, Richard of Miamisburg, OH, James A. serving with the U. S. Army in Vietnam, and Clyde Robert of Dayton, OH; two grandchildren, and one sister, Nellie Arrowood of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, February 14 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Mose Kitchen officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Louisa, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

  
BLAIR, Ella Jean (Marshall)
1894-1968
Ella Jane Blair, 73, died Sunday, February 4, in a local hospital, after an illness of nine months. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 7, in the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Lowell Pelphrey, Bruce Spencer, and Charlie Lemaster officiating. Burial followed in the Blair Cemetery at East Point under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born in Morgan County on August 1, 1894, she was the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Cantrell Marshell. She had lived at East Point for the past 50 years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Blair; one son, Ray Blair of East Point; one step son, Joe Blair of East Point; two daughters, Lucy Wright of Middletown, OH, and Dora Mae Auxier of East Point; three step daughters, Hazel Clines and Rusha Blair of Middletown, OH and Ethel Spencer of Lucasville, OH. Additional survivors include four brothers, George Marshell of East Point, Turner and Luther Marshell of Warsaw, IN and Tom Marshell of McGuffy, OH and two sisters, Dosha Spencer of East Point and Lou Marshell of McGuffy, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

  
CAMPBELL, James
1895-1968
James Campbell World War I veteran James W. Campbell, 73, died Sunday, February 11, at his home in Red Bush, after an extended illness. Born in Kansas on June 27, 1895, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Martha Wallace Campbell and was affiliated with the Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Holbrook Campbell, three sons, David F. Campbell of Atlanta, GA, John N. Campbell of Glendell, OH, and Jr. Fyffe of Columbus, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Esther Manford, of Kansas City, MO. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Hazel Ruiett of Casper, WY, three brothers, George and Jess Campbell of Poplar Bluff, MO and Ray Campbell of Salina, Kansas; one half brother, Ralph Campbell of Poplar Bluff, MO; and three half sisters, Mrs. Virginia Ward of Detroit, MI, Mrs. Cora Russell and Mrs. Cleo Crawford of Poplar Bluff, MO. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, February 14 at the home with Tommy Bailey and Euell McKenzie officiating. Burial followed in the Holbrook Cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

   
CASTLE, Ambrose
1885-1968
Ambrose Castle, 82, died Wednesday, February 14, in a local hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Lawrence County on December 27, 1885, and had lived at Pine Ridge for the past three years. A coal miner by occupation, he was a member of the United Mine Workers and the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Castle; one foster son, Harkless O’Bryant of Enon, OH, and a foster daughter, Dorothy Mae Castle of Madison, WV. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Omer Spencer officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1968

   
COLEMAN, Betty (McKenzie)
1926-1968
Former resident Betty Jane Coleman, 41, died suddenly in a La Puente, CA hospital on Friday, February 23. Born at Flat Gap on November 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Charlie and Mausie Cantrell McKenzie. She was a resident of La Puente, Ca at the time of her death. Survivors, including her parents, are her husband, Robert Coleman and two daughters, Robbin Lynn and Beverly Jane both at home. Additional survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Martha McKenzie of Sunbury, OH, Mable Cantrell of Flat Gap, Barbara McKenzie of Fuget, Hubert and Eldon McKenzie of Fontana, CA, James McKenzie of Flint, MI, Joe McKenzie of Marengo, OH, and Elmon McKenzie of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 28 in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Fuget under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
CONLEY, Emma Frances  (Coldiron)
1884-1968
Emma Frances Conley, 83, died Saturday, February 10 at her home in Van Lear after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, February 12, in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Reynolds, Russell Pack and Hollie Conley officiating. Burial was held in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born in Rowan County on July 28, 1884, she was the daughter of the late Abide and Amanda Warren Coldiron. She had lived at Van Lear for several years and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Flem Conley, whom she married in 1903, preceded her in death on October 18, 1960. Survivors include two sons, Stelson Conley of Van Lear and James H. Conley of Ashland and one daughter, Mrs. Irene Colvin of Van Lear; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Delong of Paintsville, Mrs. Rose Slone of Muncy, IN, and Mrs. Stella Estep of Logan, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

   
DANIEL, Newton
1968
Newton Daniel, age 72, died Monday, February 26 in a local nursing home, after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Basil and Arminta Castle Daniel. He was the minister of the Primitive Baptist Church and a retired miner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ester Jones Daniel, three daughters, Mrs. Alene Combs of Hazard, Mrs. Jeanetta Newsome of Martin, and Mrs. Ruth Tackett of Dayton, OH; four sons, Arnold and Newton, Jr., both of McDowell, Gus B. of Fairborn, OH, and James serving with the U. S. Air Force in Washington, D. C., 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Buena Preston of West Van Lear also survives. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 29 at 11 a.m. in the Buffalo Church at Meally with burial in the family cemetery at Thelma, under the direction of Hall Brothers Funeral Home of Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1968

  
DAVIS, Henry Jr.
1909-1968
Henry Roscoe Davis, Jr., 59, died Thursday, February 15 at his home on Davis Branch after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Paintsville he was born on January 13, 1909. He was a carpenter by occupation and was married to the former Inez Preston, who survives. Additional survivors include one sister, Mrs. Curtis Barber of Paintsville and two brothers, Clarence and Bernard Davis both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 18 in the home of Bob Castle. Mrs. Castle is a niece of the deceased on Davis Branch with Tommy Bailey, Elzie Banks and Tom Sammons officiating. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1968

   
DAVIS, Wanda Jeane (Music)
1944-1968
Wanda Jeane Music Davis, 23, died Thursday, February 15, in University Hospital at Lexington after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church at Whitaker, with Rev. Charlie Lemaster and Rev. Bruce Spencer officiating. Special music was provided by the Whitaker Quartet. Burial, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home, was held in the family cemetery at East Point. Born in Johnson County on May 8, 1944, she was the daughter of Okra and Hazel Spencer Music, who survives. She was a resident of East Point at the time of her death. Additional survivors include the husband, David Davis, one son, Kenneth J. Davis, age 3 and one daughter, Sherrie Lee Davis, age 5. Also surviving is one brother, Donald Ray Music of West Point, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1968

   
FRALEY, Everett
1918-1968
Insurance agent Everett Fraley, 49, of West Van Lear died Thursday, February 22 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County, on June 19, 1918, he was the son of Molly O’Bryan Fraley and the late Millard Fraley. He had lived at West Van Lear for the last year and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Survivors including his mother, are one daughter, Patricia Scherman of Laguna Beach, Ca; a brother, Arthur Fraley of Lexington and a sister, Bertha Beasley of Houston, TX. Funeral services were held, Sunday, February 25, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Edgar Preston and Herschell Short officiating. Burial followed in the Wells Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
HAMILTON, John
1875-1968
Red Bush resident John Hamilton, 92, died Monday, February 19, in Detroit Hospital in Detroit, MI after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on March 15, 1875, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hamilton and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist church. His wife, Sarah Jane Marshall Hamilton survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Guy and David Hamilton of Detroit, MI; three daughters, Ollie Davis of Magnolia, Jessie Williams of Detroit, MI, and Gracie Molyneaux of Bardstown; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers and sisters, Ben Hamilton of Ashland, Gracie Meade of California, Edna Daniel of Tutor Key and Edith Whitt of Pennsylvania. Funeral services were conducted by the Reverends Ellis Hamilton and Hood Wallen in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush on Thursday, February 22. Burial followed in the Hamilton Cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
HARRIS, Elmer Sr.
1893-1968
Elmer G. Harris, Sr., died Thursday, February 22 in the C & O Hospital in Huntington, WV after an illness of two years. Born at Olney, KY on March 4, 1893, he was the son of John and Vina McGregor Harris. He was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death, and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. A retired machinist with the  C & O Railroad, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, the former Lila Mae Pilaut; one son, Elmer G. Harris, Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. Carl H. Martin of Allen and Mrs. Carmel Castle of Paintsville. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, John B. Harris of Garland, TX, Kerne Harris of Dallas, TX, Mrs. Erie Smith of Grape Vine, TX, Mrs. Verie Yandell of Scottsdale, AZ, and Mrs. Sammy Linsaby of Chicago, IL. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church of Paintsville with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM in the Davis Cemetery, Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
HUGHES, Jack
1892-1968
Jack Hughes, 76, died February 6, at his home in River after an illness of three months. Born in Floyd County on January 1, 1892, he was the son of Daniel and Lucinda Ousley Hughes. He had lived at River for the past seven years and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Hughes; two daughters, and one son, Grace Daniel of Richmond, VA; Versie Hughes and Della Smith of Lexington; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Joe Hughes of Martin; a half brother, Estill Hughes of Michigan; and a half sister, Ecie Newmaker of Martin. Funeral services were held Friday, February 9 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was held in the Forest Preston Cemetery at River, under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. His grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

   
JAYNES, Melvin Darrell
1951-1968
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 17 for Melvin Darrell Jaynes, 16, who died Wednesday, February 14 in a Louisville hospital, after a brief illness. Elders Lonza Reed, Lloyd Williams and Tommy Bailey officiated at the 1 p.m. service in the United Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Heber Burchett, Andy Adams, Carol Burchett, Frank Ratliff, Freddie Burchett, jack Jayne, Leon Burchett, Dennis Williams and R. C. Stambaugh served as pallbearers. Born at Winchester on August 24, 1951, he was the son of Melvin and Louella Burchett Jaynes, who survive. He resided at Vine Grove at the time of his death and was a student at Meade County High School, where he played on the basketball team. Grandparents are Mrs. Mae Jaynes of Turner Branch and the late Jessie Jaynes and the late Mr. and Mrs. Grass Burchett of Staffordsville. Additional survivors include one brother and two sisters, Danny Lee, Diana, and Darlene Jaynes, all of Vine Grove. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1968

   
LEMASTER, Stella (Trimble)
1890-1968
Stella Lemaster, 77, died Wednesday, February 21 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 23, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Elders Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on August 9, 1890, she was the daughter of Grant and Patience Williams Trimble. She had lived at Barnetts Creek most of her life and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married to Milton Lemaster, who survives, on March 25, 1926. Survivors include one son, Robert Lemaster of Casstown, OH and six grandchildren. Additional survivors include seven brothers and sisters, Virgie Hackworth of Salyersville, Ruby Caudill of Falcon, Mary K. Ramey of Shelby, OH, Earl Trimble of Salyersville, Arthur and Luther Trimble of Ashland and Clarence Trimble of Ivyton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
LITTERAL, Louise (Patrick)
1889-1968
Louise Patrick Litteral, 78, died Sunday, February 25 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Magoffin County on September 7, 1889, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Sarah Craft Patrick. She had lived at Oil Springs most of her life and was a retired employee of Johnson County Board of Education. Her husband, Charlie H. Litteral, preceded her in death on February 14, 1942. Survivors include two sons, Lindsay F. and Harry Litteral, of Oil Springs; one daughter, Alice Bell Litteral of Lexington; and one sisters, Pauline Patrick of Kearney, NB. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs, with Frank Spillman, Jerry Ginnan, and C. C. Hall, officiating. Active pallbearers were Harold L. Preston, Ralph Oppenheimer, Jr., Tom W. Conley, Johnny C. Stapleton, Cecil Adams, and Lindsay F. Conley. Honorary pallbearers were Dow Stapleton, Frank Webb, Luther Wright, Harry Burchett, Ralph Preston, Hershell Conley, Virgil Porter, Dr. Bob Hall, and Dr. Paul B. Hall. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
PRESTON, Malta (Short)
1889-1968
Meally resident, Malta Preston, died Tuesday, February 6, in Cabell Huntington Hospital at Huntington at the age of 78. Born at  Meally on May 26, 1889, she was the daughter of Isaac Henry and Mary Jane Murphy Short and had resided at Meally all her life. Her husband, Sam Preston, preceded her in death on January 13, 1965. Survivors include five sons, Don Preston of Van Lear, Irvin Preston of Lowmansville, Herbert and Arthur Preston of Huntington, WV and Lafe Preston of Xenia, OH; three daughters, Mildred Trimble, Bunia Rowe, and Ruea Preston all of Huntington, WV; 14 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, in the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Glen Arrowood, Nim Sturgill and Arthur Preece officiating.  Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Her grandsons, Joe Trimble, Donald Preston, Robert Preston, Douglas Preston, Carlos Preston and Arthur Michael Preston served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

   
ROSE, Johnny Jr.
1968
Staff Sergeant Johnny Rose, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rose of Williamsport, became a casualty of the Vietnam war on February 24. Sergeant Rose, a career Air Force non- commissioned officer, was killed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in a pre-dawn rocket and mortar attack by Viet Cong forces. He was in his barracks when a rocket penetrated the building and exploded, killing Sergeant Rose and three other men. Four more were injured. He had been assigned to the Advanced Echelon, Strategic Air Command, at Tan Son Nhut for more then nine months. Colonel H. L. Jacobson, Chief, SAC Advanced Echelon, advised Mr. and Mrs. Rose of the death of their son, commenting it “was a source of pride and satisfaction to me to have such a man as your son to serve with.”  Sergeant Rose had been recommended for a Bronze Star Medal in recognition of his “exemplary service to our country.” A graduate of Meade Memorial in 1956, Sergeant Rose joined the Air Force shortly after completing school. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Services were held March 1 at New Orleans, where his wife, Verna Louise Clark, and son Mark, age 5, reside. Also surviving are five brothers and sisters, including James Ernest Davis and T. D. Rose of Houston, Pauline Tate of Stow, OH, Madgalene Smith and Ruth Hupp of Akron, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

  
ROWLAND, Belle Dona (May)
1895-1968
Belle Dona Rowland, 72, died Thursday, February 29 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Floyd County on May 17, 1895, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Hannah Jarrell May. She lived at Whitehouse at the time of her death and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married to Fred Rowland on July 8, 1915 at Whitehouse. Survivors including the husband, are eight sons, Herbert Rowland of Stanton, Armstrong Rowland of Chatham, OH, Charles T., Burns and Irvin Rowland of Litchfield, OH, Henry and Claude Rowland, of Whitehouse, and Isaac Rowland of Paintsville; three daughters Mrs. Frank Waddle of Whitehouse, Mrs. Cora Gwinn of Paintsville, and Mrs. Ida Ann Stamper of Brunswick, OH; 46 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, Theodore May of Dwale, Isaac May of Whitehouse, Fred May of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Sally Nelson of Dwale and Mrs. Spicie Blevins of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 3 in the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Irvin Rice officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Whitehouse under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1968

   
SALYER, Ras
1968
Ras Salyer, 69, a resident of Flat Gap, died Thursday, February 8, at his home. A retired farmer, he was the son of Lum and Nettie Williams Salyer, and had lived at Flat Gap all his life. Survivors include his wife, Verna Estepp Salyer, three sons, Emerson and Billy of Flat Gap and Price of Sitka and ten grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters, including Ralph and Chandler Salyer of Flat Gap, Nola Conley of Fuget, Zelda Williams of Bellefontaine, OH, Erie Ross of Belle Center, OH and Verna Williams of Flat Gap. Services were held Saturday, February 10, at the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Officiating were Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, and T. J. Bailey. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968

   
SALYER, Wallace
1886-1968
Wallace Salyer, 81, died Tuesday, February 20 at his home in Flat Gap after an illness of two months. A retired farmer, he was born in Johnson County on September 25, 1886, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Salyer. He was married to the former Teresa Estep, who survives. Additional survivors include two sons, Trimble Salyer of Flat Gap, and Lunda Salyer of Amlin, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Rose of Flat Gap and Mrs. Irene Beaver of Hillard, OH; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Two brothers, Franklin Salyer of Cannonsburg and Bert Salyer of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Maude Smith and Hattie Blythe of Hebern, OH, also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, February 23 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Reverends Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

   
SIMPSON, Della (Miller)
1902-1968
Mrs. Della Simpson, 65, died Tuesday, February 27, in Fort Hamilton Hospital at Hamilton, OH, after a brief illness. Born in Elliott County on August 2, 1902, she was the daughter of the late William and Rachel Roe Miller. She was a resident of Somerville, OH at the time of her death. Survivors include her husband, Charley Simpson; two daughters, Mrs. Lora Blair of Wabash, IN and Mrs. Shirley Green of Somerville, OH; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held Friday, March 1 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was held in Highland Memorial Park under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1968

  
SPARKS, Earl Thomas
1946-1968
Earl Thomas Sparks, 21, died Sunday, February 11, in Spears Hospital at Dayton, KY after an illness of one day. Born on May 27, 1946, in Johnson County, he was the son of Ira and Malissa Ellen Green Sparks. He was employed by Fishel Construction Co. in the Cincinnati area. He had lived at Dayton, KY for the past year. Survivors, including his parents, are his wife, Loretta Gray Sparks and two daughters, Tammie Sue and Lesa Marie, both at home. Additional survivors include twelve brothers and sisters, Leslie Sparks of Columbus, OH, Dewey Sparks of Obetz, OH, Ralph and Levi Sparks of Mason, OH, Gladys Rice and Dorothy Jones of Chicago, IL, Hazel Rice of Union, OH, Carl Sparks of Coldsprings, Georgene Boggs of Burlington, Ollie Francis Shelton of Sheltonville, Bill Sparks and Ethel Ruth Sparks of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the George’s Creek United Baptist church with O. I. Williams, Florida Lyons, and Charlie Hackney officiating. Burial followed in the McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1968

  
STANFORD, Vincie (Collins)
1904-1968
Mrs. Vincie Collins Stanford, 63, Thealka resident and a retired employee of Paintsville Laundry, died Saturday, February 24, in a local hospital. The daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Preston Collins, Mrs. Stanford was born at Thelma, June 5, 1904. Her husband, Isaac Stanford, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Freda Murray of Grove City, Oh, two stepsons, Robert Stanford of Thealka and Isaac Stanford, Jr. of Columbus, OH, and a half sister, Mrs. Gladys McComb, also of Columbus. Services were held Monday, Feb 26, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1968

 
STAPLETON, Arnold
1968
Funeral services were held for Arnold D. Stapleton, 57, February 3, in the parlor of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. He was a former resident of Johnson County, but lived in Decatur, IL at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Thornton Stapleton of Decatur; his mother, Stella Stapleton Morris of Sitka; his stepfather, Arthur Morris; one sister, Erie Williams, of Paintsville, also surviving are one daughter, Betty Colvin of Decatur and one son, Forrest Roger of Norfolk, VA, two nephews and one niece. As the time of his death he was employed as plant foreman for the Catapillar Tractor Company of Decatur, where he had worked for 35 years. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Pallbearers were Bob Frye of Winchester, Bill Stricklen of Lexington, Arnold Meade, A. J. Meade, Roger T. Daniel, Orville Hamilton, Dave Stapleton and James S. Williams, all of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1968

  
WEBB, John
1968
John Webb, 58, a former resident of Van Lear, died Thursday, February 29, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Services were held Saturday, March 2, in Columbus. A veteran of World War II, he was the son of Mrs. Alex Webb and the late Mr. Webb. His mother continues to reside at Van Lear. Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Elizabeth; two stepdaughters, Mrs. L. D. (Eva) Gunning and Mrs. Edward (Reva) Gibson; and a stepson, B. D. Hale. Also surviving are a brother, Estel Webb; a sister, Mrs. Harold (Velma) Deitch, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Nephews served as pallbearers at the funeral. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1968

  
WILLIAMS, Bertha Lee (Robinson)
1968
Former city clerk, Bertha Lee Williams, 54, died Wednesday, February 7, of an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Williams had been a bookkeeper for a number of Paintsville business firms, and at the time of her death was employed in that capacity by the M-J-M Stone Company at Flat Fork. Rites were held at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, on Friday, February 9. Officiating ministers were Rev. Claude Preston, and Rev. Bob Blanton. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late John Robinson, Sr., and Rosa Robinson Hayes, now a resident of Ashland. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Clay Williams, a son, Danny Clay Williams, and five daughters, Lois Wallen of Tutor Key, Margaret Combs and Gwendolyn Hale of North Judson, IN, Geraldine Ball of Delbarton, WV and Linda Lee Williams of Flat Fork. Also surviving are a brother and four sisters, John Robinson, Jr., of East Greenwich, RI, Edna Mae VanHoose and Imogene Osborne of Paintsville, Anna Louise Meadows of Ypsilanti, MI, and Irene Patrick of Salyersville, Pallbearers were Everett, Tommy, Kennith, Langley and Ken Williams and Eugene Robinson. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1968




MARCH - 1968

   
  
BAKER, Alma (Litteral)
1904-1968
East Point resident Alma Baker, 63, died Thursday, March 7 in Prestonsburg Hospital after an illness of several months. Born at Riceville on March 25, 1904, she was the daughter of Dan and Minnie Ramey Litteral and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Sam Baker; one son, James Collins of Florence; four step sons, P. L. and Ralph Baker of Dayton, OH, William Baker of Michigan and Jessie Baker of East Point, one daughter, Joy Baker of East Point and three step daughters, Edith Estep of Dayton, OH, Emma Douglas of Paris Crossing, IN, and Mary Helton of Staffordsville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Additional survivors include two brothers, Judge and Crate Litteral of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Frank Perkins of Ashland. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9 in the Vine Street Enterprise Baptist Church at Paintsville with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was held at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
BLANTON, Sarah (Fairchild)
1879-1968
Sarah Blanton, 88, died Wednesday, March 6, in a local nursing home, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Thomas and Jana Conley Fairchild and was born in Johnson County on July 3, 1879. She was a resident of Oil Springs at the time of her death. Her husband, Sam Blanton, preceded her in death on December 15, 1948. Survivors include three sons, Grover, Tom and Eual Blanton of Oil Springs; one daughter, Mrs. Bert VanHoose of Charleston, WV; 19 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. Additional survivors include one sister, Ellen Blanton of Win and one brother, Henry Fairchild also of Win. Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial took place in Win with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
CASTLE, Lindsey
1968
Retired farmer Lindsey Castle, 77, died Thursday, March 14 in a local hospital after an illness of three months. He was the son of the late James and Mary Burchett Castle and had lived at Stambaugh all his life. Survivors include two brothers, Walter and Earl Castle of Nippa; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Crider of Stambaugh. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1968

    
CAUDILL, Mollie (Taylor)
1912-1968
Mollie Caudill, 55, died Monday, March 11, in Central Baptist Hospital at Lexington, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, March 13 in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville, with Rev. John Frank Ratliff and Rev. Willard Wilcox officiating. Special music was provided by the Rockhouse Quartet. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. A Leander resident, she was born in Johnson County, on June 24, 1912, the daughter of Bascom and Jeanetta Robinson Taylor and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Darley Caudill, five sons, Lee Edward Caudill of Lexington, Billy Ray and Dan Alvin Caudill of Leander, Glen Richard and James Russell Caudill of Springfield, OH, and one daughter, Brenda Darlene Caudill of Leander; and 9 grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, Earl Taylor of Springfield, OH, and Curtis Taylor of Blamford, England; and one sister, Recettie Daniel of Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
HALE, Lloyd
1909-1968
Lloyd “bus” Hale, 58, of Thealka, died Saturday, March 30. A retired miner, he was born July 22, 1909, in Menifee County. He was the son of the late Charlie and Georganna Puckett Hale. Mr. Hale was a member of Zebulon Lodge 273 F & AM, at Prestonsburg, and a committeeman at Appalachian Hospital, McDowell. He is survived by his wife, Dovie Bowan Hale, a son, James Lloyd Hale of Richwood, VA, and a foster daughter, Billy Joyce Bailey of Albany, OR; and four grandchildren. Two brothers, Douglas Castle of Paris and Bert Cassell of Chillicothe, OH and three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Fitch of Thealka, Mrs. Aileen Castle of Wabash, IN, and Mrs. Ola Ramey of East Point, also survive. Services were held Tuesday, April 2, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Ashland Shepherd officiating. Burial followed in the George Daniel Cemetery at Sitka, Masonic graveside rites were performed. Pallbearers were Hobert C. Fitch, Harold D. Fitch, Roy Ramey, Carl McKenzie, Ellis Castle and Randell Webb. The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
HAMILTON, Sarah (Marshall)
1891-1968
Former Red Bush resident Mrs. Sarah Jane Hamilton, 76, died Saturday, March 23, in a Wyandotte, MI hospital after an illness of two months. Born in Prestonsburg on April 23, 1891, the daughter of George and Sarah Elverna Smith Marshall, she had been a resident of River Rouge, MI for the past 6 years. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was married to the late Rev. John Hamilton, who preceded her in death on February 19, 1968. Survivors include two sons, Guy Wood Hamilton of River Rouge and George David Hamilton of Wyandotte; three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Davis of Magnolia, Mrs. Jessie Williams, of Wyandotte, and Mrs. Grace Molyneaux of Bradstown; 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include eight brothers and sisters, David H. Marshall of Louisville, Meridith Marshall of Circleville, OH, Mildred Marshall, Chillicothe, OH, Kattie Bell Roseberry of Fleminsburg, Nannie Pippins, Della Valentine and Anna Keaton all of Circleville, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 26 in the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. H. C. Wallin and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Hamilton Cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

  
HAYDEN, Walter
1968
Services were held at East Point, Wednesday, March 13 for Walker Hayden, 75, who died in a local hospital March 10 after a long illness. A retired miner, Mr. Hayden was an East Point resident, a member of the United Mine Workers and of the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Ed and Sarah Music Hayden. His wife, Sallie, survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jack Smith of East Point, four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Surviving brothers include Dick Hayden of Paintsville, Mike Hayden of Meally, and Shirley Hayden of Auxier. Rev. Donald Williams officiated at services in the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

  
HOWARD, Harold
1938-1968
Harold Howard, 29, died on Friday, March 22 at his home in Jamestown, OH, after an illness of two years. Born at Meally on July 27, 1938, he was the son of Homer B. and Nellie Webb Howard. He was employed as an electrician by Chapel Electric of Dayton at the time of his death. He had lived at Jamestown for the past fifteen years and was affiliated with the Grat Grove Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Wells, one daughter, Lana Joy, at home, and the parents. Additional survivors included four brothers, Robert Joe and Homer, Jr., both of Dayton, OH, Ronald B. of Xenia and Caney Roger Howard at home; three sisters, Mrs. Tom “Patty”  Reno of Xenia, Robin Lynn and Bonnie Sue Howard at home; and his grandmothers, Minnie Howard Tackett of Ashland and Gertrude Ward of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24 in the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Blevins Cemetery at Williamsport under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

   
HURT, Bill
1897-1968
Bill Hurt, 70, died Wednesday, March 20 in a local hospital after an extended illness. A resident of East Point he was born in Johnson County on April 1, 1897, the son of the late Robert and Mary Music Hurt. Survivors include seven sons, Willie, Rowland, Winfield, Cecil, Michael, Gary and Billie Hurt; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Reed of East Point and Mrs. Sola Caudill of Bloomdale, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, March 22 in the East Point Church of Christ with Donald Williams officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

  
JOHNSON, Alvis Bud
1933-1968
Mr. Alvis “Bud” Johnson, 35, died Saturday, March 30, in a local hospital of an apparent heart attack. Born in Paintsville on January 10, 1933, he was the son of Levi and Leona Daniels Johnson of Thelma. He resided at Stambaugh at the time of his death and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors, including the parents, are his wife,, the former Barbara Osborne, three daughters, Paula Sue Johnson, at home, Debra Lynn Johnson and Jeanett Johnson, of Paintsville. Additional survivors include a brother Alvin “Bud” Johnson of Columbus, OH and his paternal grandmother, Nora Price Johnson of Thelma. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2 in the Thelma Schoolhouse with Cully Sparks, Buel Ferguson, and Charles Price officiating. Pallbearers were Everett Stafford, Johnny flint, James Daniels, Jink Meade, Mack Daniels, Ben Osborne, Charles Osborne and Bill Johnson. Burial followed in the Johnson Cemetery at Thelma under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
KIDD, Sidney
1968
Sidney S. Kidd, 88, a retired railroader, died here Saturday, March 9, after an extended illness. A native of Fayette County, Mr. Kidd had been a Paintsville resident for 30 years prior to his death. He was the son of Dr. James L. Kidd and Cynthia Branham Kidd. A Mason, he was a member of the First Christian Church. His wife, Elizabeth Page Kidd, preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Williams of Paintsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Kidd Slaughter of Lexington and Mrs. Elizabeth Menk of Nashville, TN. Services were held Sunday, March 10, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Ginnan officiating. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
KIMBLER, Harry
1913-1968
Harry Kimbler, 54, died Monday, March 25 in Louisa General Hospital at Louisa, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on November 6, 1913, he was the son of Lonzo Kimbler and the late Croza Stambaugh Kimbler. He made his residence at Blaine at the time of his death, was a retired construction worker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors, including his father are his wife, Ruth Lemaster Kimbler; three sons, Malcom Eugene, Roger Dean and Harry Rickie Kimbler, all at home; seven daughters, Glenola, Judy Ann, Brenda Sue, Cappy Onita, Regina Gail, Carlena Renia and Nokey Johneele Kimbler all at home. Additional survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Beulah May of Webbville, Betty Charles of Sitka, Ada Campbell of Paintsville, Elmina Lovely of Louisa, Lou Wells of Springfield, Verlin Kimbler of Sitka, Orville Kimbler of  Ironton, OH, and George Hoppy Kimbler of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, March 27 in the Sitka Church of Christ with J. W. Holcomb officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Blaine under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

   
KIMBLER, Raymond
1919-1968
Paintsville police officer Raymond Kimbler, 48, died Friday, March 29 1968 at the Paintsville Clinic, after a brief illness. Services were held Sunday, March 31, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, with Claude Preston and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Lonnie Castle Cemetery at Turner Branch. Born June 27, 1919, he was the son of Blaine and the late Tisha Salyer Kimble, and was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. His wife, Virgie Ratliff Kimbler, and a daughter Diana Lynn, survive. Also surviving are two brothers, Mitchel Kimbler of Sitka; and Claude Kimbler, of Marysville, Ohio; six sisters, Mrs. H.L. McKenzie, of Paintsville; Mrs. Tommie Salyer of Sitka; Mrs. Verlin Murray, Mrs. Flora Halland, and Mrs. Howard Russell Salyor, all of Middletown, Ohio; and Mrs. Don Norris of San Diego, California. The Paintsville City Police force acted as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
LEWIS, A. I.
1904-1968
Services were held at Paintsville on April 2 for A. I. Lewis, 63, father of Commonwealth attorney Jack L. Lewis. Mr. Lewis died at his home in Orleans, IN, on March 31, of a heart attack. Born in Williamsport in 1904, he was a retired educator, and had lived in Indiana for the past 14 years. He was the son of the late Dr. A. I. Lewis and Callie Preston Lewis. A member of the Missionary Baptist Church, he also was active in Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381. He was married in 1926 to the former Corby Dempsey, who survives. Also surviving are five sons; Jack L. Lewis, Galen Ray Lewis of Warren, MI, A. I. Lewis, III, of Indianapolis, IN, Robert M. Lewis of Richmond, KY and William Lewis of Orleans. A brother, Charlie Lewis of Feds Creek, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Santti of Detroit and Mrs. Eunice Flannery of Dayton, also survive, as do eight grandchildren. Services were held April 3 at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville. Interment followed at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Rev. James Wallace officiating. Active pallbearers included Earl Hood, Harold L. Preston, Ray T. Preston, Roscoe Preston, Wendell Wallen, San Flannery and Bruce Flannery. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,. April 10, 1968

   
MEEK, Dicie (Scarberry) (O'Bryan)
1898-1968
Dicie Scarberry O’Bryan Meek, 69, died Saturday, March 30 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2 in the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyers and John Ratliff officiating. Burial was held in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on April 25, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Linda Castle Scarberry. Her first husband, Edd O’Bryan, preceded her in death in 1937. Her second husband, Jeff Meek, also preceded her in death in 1940. Survivors include two sons, Richard O’Bryan of Paintsville and Robert O’Bryan of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Edna Mae Gilliam of Columbus, OH; and one step daughter, Sybil Scott of Youngstown, OH. Also surviving are two brothers, Alfred Scarberry of Lowmansville and Malcom Scarberry of Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
MOLLETTE, William David
1968
William David Mollette, 73, died here Sunday, March 10, in a local nursing home after an extended illness. He was a life-long resident of Boons Camp, a farmer by occupation and a member of the United Baptist church. He was the son of the late David and Susan Hall Mollette. Mr. Mollette is survived by a brother, Elias Mollette, of Boons Camp. Servcies were held Tuesday, March 12, in the Little Friendship  United Baptist Church, with Nim Sturgill, Earl Muncy and Arthu4r and Jim Preece officiating. Burial followed in the Dennie Pigg cemetery at Boons Camp. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

  
MONTGOMERY, Mance
1892-1968
Horse Mill Branch resident Mance Montgomery, 75, died Friday, March 15, at his home, after a brief illness. Born April 15, 1892, the son of Chat and Katherine Montgomery, he resided in Paintsville at the time of his death. He was a laborer. His wife, the former Ella Dale, preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Martha Spencer of Westerville, OH and Mary Short of Willard, OH; and two sisters, Bennie Tackett of Westerville, OH and Alice Montgomery of Willard, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17 in the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyers and John Marshall officiating. Burial was held in the Spencer Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1968

   
MURPHY, Lloyd
1901-1968
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24 for Lloyd Murphy, 67, who died Thursday, March 21, in a local hospital after a brief illness. The Reverends C. C. Hall, Claude Preston, and Herbert Clinton Davis officiated at the 11 a.m. service in Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa. Special music was provided by the Tom’s Creek Quartet. Interment was held in the VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. A retired miner, Mr. Murphy was born in Johnson County on November 11, 1901, and was a lifelong resident of Nippa. The son of the late Henry and Julia Meadows Murphy, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving is his wife, the former Alice Sadler; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Conley, wife of Kentucky State Auditor Clyde Conley, of Frankfort; and one grandson, Tommy Conley, a student at Morehead State University in Morehead. Additional survivors include six brothers and sisters, Dewey Murphy of Nippa, Bill Murphy of Seco, Everett Murphy of Van Lear, Susie Ward and Telia Murphy of Wittensville and Thelma Firth of Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

  
PRESTON, Frank F.
1888-1968
Frank F. Preston, 79, died Sunday, March 31, in a local hospital after an extended illness. A retired miner, he was born on April 12, 1888, the son of the late Judge F. and Amanda Spriggs Preston. His wife of 50 years, the former Dora Ann Hall, survives. Also surviving are five sons, Harvey Preston of Columbus, OH, Paul Preston, of Dayton, OH, Mitchell Preston of Vero Beach, FL, Jarvie Preston of Bay Side, FL, Ernest James of East Kensburg, NJ, six daughters, Mrs. Dixie Charles of Lovely, Mrs. Dorothy Castle of Thealka, Mrs. Goldie Combs, Mrs. Amanda VanHoose and Mrs. Elinore Cordial of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Emily Music of Dayton, OH; 22 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Additional survivors are one sister, Mrs. Maude Hayes of Urbana, OH, and two brothers, Edgar Preston of Charley and Jay Preston of Louisa. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, April 3 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with C. C. Hall and Don Fraley officiating. Interment was held in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
PRICE, Goldia (Plummer)
1897-1968
Services Held March 17 for Goldia Price, 71 Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17 for Mrs. Goldia Plummer Price, 71, who died Friday, March 15, in a local nursing home, after an illness of one year. Tom Sammons, Earl Muncy, Glenn Arrowood and Elzie Banks were the officiating ministers at the services held in the Buffalo United Baptist Church.  Burial was held in the Preston Cemetery in Meally under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Mrs. Price was born at Whitehouse on January 28, 1897 the daughter of the late Charles and Lyda Plummer.  She had lived at Williamsport for the last 23 years and was affiliated with the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband Mitchell Walters and her second husband C. C. Price. Survivors include two sons, Mitchell Walters, Jr., of Williamsport and Charles William Walters of Huntington, WV; three daughters, Dorothy Boyd of Williamsport, Lorrian Castle of Tutor Key and Elva Kleindienst of Ashtabula, OH; fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  One daughter, Geneva Davis, preceded her in death. Additional survivors include one brother, Charles Plummer of Paintsville; and three sisters, Grace Ward of Offutt, Ethel Fitch of Meally and Maude Daniels of Russell. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1968

   
RADCLIFFE, Sipp (Meade)
1968
Services were held at Paintsville on Saturday, March 9 for Sipp Meade Radcliffe, wife of former County Judge J. E. Radcliffe, who died Wednesday, March 6, in a Lexington hospital. Mrs. Radcliffe, 53, was the daughter of the late L. G. and Beulah Howes Meade. She had been ill for several weeks prior to her death. Mr. and Mrs. Radcliffe maintained their residence in Paintsville, but were living in Frankfort at the time of her death. Mr. Radcliffe currently is Executive Officer in the office of the State Auditor, a post he assumed early this year. Mrs. Radcliffe, was active in civic and social programs, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. She is survived by a brother, attorney W. Howes Meade, and a sister, Mrs. W. A. Johnson, both of Paintsville. Also surviving are a nephew, Steven Howes Johnson of Paintsville and a niece, Mrs. Lester Weinland of Phoenix, AZ. Rites were held at the First Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Interment followed in the Mayo Cemetery. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Winfred C. Bailey, Bill Bailey, O. T. Dorton, Sidney Garland, J. H. Rapier, Tom Meade, Henry L. Mayo and Phil Jenkins. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
RICE, Francis Leslie
1895-1968
Francis Leslie Rice, prominent Pikeville attorney and the brother of Garland H. Rice of Paintsville died March 15. Born at Paintsville in 1895, he was the son of Mary Louise Hurt and Harvey Burns Rice. He graduated from the Sandy Valley Seminary in 1913, attended the University of Kentucky and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. Prior to beginning his career as a lawyer, he was a land surveyor, surveying many properties in Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Rice studied law in the office of the late J. J. Moore of Pikeville, and was admitted to the bar in 1928. In 1928 he was admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court. A past president of the Pike County Bar Association, he was considered an outstanding land title attorney. He was a member of the Pikeville Kiwanis Club, a member and Sunday School superintendent of the Pikeville Methodist church, past director of the First National Bank of Pikeville, a former member of the draft board, title contractor on the Fishtrap Reservoir project for the US Corps of Engineering, member of the Kentucky Historical Society and a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his first wife, the late Burnetta Redmon.  He is survived by his widow, Maud Hobson Rice; a son, Francis Leslie Rice, Jr. of Pasadena, CA; two grandchildren, and his brother, Garland H. Rice. Services were held at the Pikeville Methodist Church on March 18, with Rev. J. I. Meyer officiating. Interment followed in the Rice plot of the Johnson Memorial Cemetery. J. W. Call Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1968

   
ROBERTS, Lou
1874-1968
Lou Roberts, 93, died Sunday morning, March 31 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Lawrence County on September 2, 1874, she was the daughter of the late Mose and Mary Hayes VanHoose and was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. Her husband, Charlie Roberts, preceded her in death in 1947. Survivors include two sons, Earl and Thomas Roberts of Paintsville, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Brown Lee of Bentonville, OH, Mrs. Eloise Childers of Paintsville and Mrs. Lorena Butcher of Williamsport; and one sister, Mrs. Sally Flaugher of Ashland. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, April 3 in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Claude Preston and Norman Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
SPRADLIN, Wonnie (Lemaster)
1906-1968
Mrs. Wonnie Spradlin of Paintsville died Tuesday, March 5, in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Spradlin, 62, was the daughter of Roscoe and Lola Gullett Lemaster. Born in Magoffin County in 1906, she had resided in Paintsville most of her life. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two sons, Ray Jackson of Lexington and Earl Jackson of Columbus, OH and a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Meade of Paintsville, and nine grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters include Boyd Lemaster of Paintsville, Donnie Meade and Cora Mae Caudill of Oil Springs, and Fannie Reed of Salyersville. Services were held Friday, March 8, at the home of Kernie Meade, with Scott Castle and Cline Salyer officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Paintsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

    
TACKETT, Rebecca (Adkins)
1906-1968
Mrs. Clyde (Rebecca) Tackett, 61, died Saturday, March 30, at the Paintsville Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Morgan County in June, 1906, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Renda Keaton Adkins. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, four sons, William and Clyde of Paintsville, Tommie of Dayton, OH, and Ora of Victoria, TX; and three daughters, Loraine Reece of Wetumpka, Alabama, Allene Pack and Elcine Shaffer, both of Lima, OH. Five brothers also survive. They are William and Ben Adkins of Paintsville, Sam Adkins of Wittensville, Edd Adkins of Van Lear, and Huey Adkins of Man, WV. Services were held Tuesday, April 2, at the Toms Creek United Baptist church, with Cullie Sparks and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
VANHOOSE, Burns
1889-1968
Burns VanHoose, 78, died Tuesday, March 5 in a local hospital after an illness of one year. A retired miner, he was born in Buchannan, the son of Bascom and Julia Hylton VanHoose on November 25, 1889. He had lived at Thealka for many years and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, the former Bernice Byrd, preceded him in death on February 12, 1963. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Alta Lee Preston of Thealka; five brother and sisters, Leslie VanHoose of Paintsville, Arthur VanHoose of Estill, Mrs. Nellie Preston and Beulah VanHoose of Paintsville, and MRs. Zelda Bailey of Ashland; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, March 8 in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Special music was provided by the Tom’s Creek Quartet. Burial followed in the VanHoose Cemetery at  Nippa under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Charlie B. VanHoose, Marshall VanHoose, Joe VanHoose, Harold VanHoose, Hobie VanHoose and Tobie VanHoose. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
VANHOOSE, Clarence Mitchell
1923-1968
Clarence Mitchell “Mick” VanHoose, 44, died Saturday, March 16 in Delbarton, WV of an apparent heart attack. Born at Tutor Key on September 20, 1923, he was the son of Virgie Stapleton VanHoose and the late Rascus VanHoose. He was a construction worker and lived at Paintsville at the time of his death. Survivors, including his mother, are three sons, Robert M., Wade M. and Berry of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Karen Hackworth of Columbus, OH and Emma Gail VanHoose of Paintsville and one grandson. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, Marion VanHoose of Twilight, WV, Earl VanHoose of Columbus, OH, Carl T. VanHoose of Decatur, TN, Blanche Meade of Paintsville and Elizabeth Haney of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19 in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial followed in the VanHoose Cemetery at Baker Branch under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1968

   
WARD, Edgar N.
1968
Edgar N. Ward, 76, of Williamsport, died Friday, March 29, of burns suffered when fire destroyed his home Wednesday morning March 27. Mr. Ward was being treated at the Paintsville Clinic. The son of the late G. W. and Martha Wolf Ward, he was a retired miner, and had been a lifelong resident of Williamsport. His wife, Julia Walker Ward, preceded him in death in March, 1962. Three sons, Carmel Ward of Kennewick, WA, Arnold Ward of Lexington and Sgt. John K. Ward of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, survive, as does a daughter, Mrs. Ella Noel Daniel of Flatwoods. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, four step grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Julia Sparks, lives at Thealka. Services were held Sunday, March 31, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy Reynolds and Rev. Frank Spillman officiating. Burial followed in the Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
WATSON, Dolph
1968
Dolph Watson, 69, a retired miner and minister, died Sunday, March 10, at his home in Auxier. He was the son of the late Elmer L. and Etta Hauck Watson. Mr. Watson was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Malta Castle Watson; three sons, Dolph Watson, Jr., of Cleveland, OH; Elmer L. Watson of Xenia, OH, and Captain James E. Wells, in the Marine Corps at Quantico, VA; and a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Dudek of Auxier. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ora Curnutte of Auxier, and eight grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, March 13, at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church, with Franklin Miller and John H. Shadd officiating. Burial followed in the Government Cemetery at Auxier. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
WELLS, Jake G.
1879-1968
Retired farmer, J. G. “Jake” Wells, 89, died Sunday, March 24 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 26, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Leslie Rogers officiating. Burial was held in the J. G. Wells Cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at River on October 22, 1879, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Margaret Arrowood Wells. He was a resident of Tutor Key at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Leotie Preston on December 15, 1923. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Reed Wells, three sons, Walter of Tutor Key, Delmar of West Van Lear, and M/Sgt. Kenneth J. Wells at Fort Lee, VA; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Morris of Paintsville and Margaret Ann Preston of Tutor Key; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

    
WILLIAMS, Floyd Sr.
1886-1968
Retired farmer Floyd Williams, Sr., 81, died Tuesday, March 26 in Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on April 6, 1886, he was the son of the late Elleck and Susan Bayes Williams. He was a resident of Mt. Sterling, OH at the time of his death and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 47 years. His wife, the former Elizabeth Meade, preceded him in death on October 13, 1958. Survivors include one son, Floyd Williams, Jr., of Columbus, OH, five daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCarty and Mrs. Florence Rhodes of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Joy McCarty of Hager Hill, Mrs. Mabel Newmiller, of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Wanda Stapleton of Mt. Sterling, OH. Additional survivors include three brothers, L. D. Williams of Williamsport, Taylor Williams of Elna, and Tom Williams of Win. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 0 in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

   
WILLIAMS, Laura (Salyer)
1885-1968
Laura Williams, 82, died Wednesday, March 6 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on May 25, 1885, she was the daughter of Gardner and Lou Ann Fairchild Salyer. She was a lifelong resident of Flat Gap and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Powell Williams, preceded her in death in 1934. Survivors include two sons, Andy and Delmon Williams of Flat Gap; six daughters, Dexie Wright of Red Bush, Merzie Williams of Flat Gap, Dixie McKenzie, Sipp McKenzie and Alma Bailey of Columbus, OH, and Hazel Bailey of Red Bush; two step daughters, Callie Williams and Golda McKenzie of Kenova, WV and one sister, Julia Caudill of Ashland. Funeral services were held in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap on Friday, March 8 with Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968





APRIL - 1968

   
 
  
BALDRIDGE, Thomas
1923-1968
Thomas Baldridge, 45, died Saturday, April 6, in General Hospital at Indianapolis, IN, after a brief illness. A painter by occupation, he was born in Johnson County on March 2, 1923, the son of Florence Blevins Baldridge and the late Tom Baldridge. He was a resident of West Van Lear at the time of his death. Survivors including his mother, are nine brothers and sisters, Claude, Earl, John Edward and Robert Baldridge of West Van Lear; Glenn Baldridge of Paintsville, William Bradley Blair of Salineville, OH, Edna Mae Baldridge of West Van Lear, and Eva Faye Rhoenski of Detroit, MI. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10 in the Paintsville Pentecostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyer officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1968

   
BOWENS, Isom
1907-1968
Mr. Isom Bowens, 60, died of a heart attack, Wednesday, April 24 at his home in Boons Camp. Born at Boons Camp on December 16, 1907, he was the son of Jack Bowens of Boons Camp and the late Viola Spears Bowens. He was employed as a miner by the Castle Coal Co., of River. His wife, the former Della Meek, whom he married September 2, 1926 at Inez, survives, as does a son, Fred Bowens, of Boons Camp. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, Ike Bowens of Blaine, Raymond Bowens and Mrs. Anna Mae Hayslip of Randall, WA, Mrs. Gertrude Horn of Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Norman Lou Young of Vermillion, OH, and three grandchildren. Services were held Friday, April 20, in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Charles Stapleton officiating and special music by the Sitka Quartet. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1968

    
BROWN, Andrew
1878-1968
Andrew Brown, 90, of Sitka, died April 29 after an illness of two months. Born December 1, 1878 at Volga, he was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Baldridge Brown. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Christine, preceded him in death in 1958. A sister, Mrs. Lou Scarberry of Nippa, survives. Services were held May 2, at the Cannon Chapel Methodist Church with Claude Preston and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Volga. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1968

  
BROWN, Dorothy (Shepherd)
1913-1968
Barnetts Creek resident Mrs. Dorothy S. Brown, died Saturday, April 13, in a local hospital after an illness of two days. Born at Hueysville on April 26, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Judy Vanderpool Shepherd. Her husband, Marion Brown, whom she married in 1936 at Hueysville survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Davis of Hager Hill and Hazel Brown at home; five sons, Jimmy Lee, Walter and Dewey Brown at home, Ervin Brown of Winchester, and Clinton Patrick of Barnetts Creek; two stepsons, Troy Brown of Prestonsburg and Malcom Brown of Cliff; and four grandchildren. Six brothers and sisters, Roy Shepherd of Hueysville, Troy Shepherd of Ohio, Mrs. Dona Moore of Pyramid, Mrs. Wicie Castle of Stockbridge, MI, Mrs. Darcus Jones of Stockbridge, and Miss Mollie Shepherd of Hueysville, also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16 in the chapel of Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston and Ashland Shepherd officiating. Burial was held in the Brown Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 17, 1968

   
BRYANT, Josie Ellen (Lemasters)
1881-1968
Mrs. Josie Ellen Bryant, 86, died Tuesday, April 16 at a local nursing home after an extended illness. Born at Flat Gap in Johnson County on September 23, 1881, she was the daughter of the late E. W. and Lydia McKenzie Lemasters and had been a lifelong resident of Sitka. Her husband, Jesse Bryant, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sisters, Malissa Estepp of Milford Center, OH and Victoria Jones of Paintsville; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18 in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Ellis B. Hamilton officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1968

   
BURCHETT, Infant
1968-1968
Burchett Word was received this week of the death of the five week old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lee Burchett of Degraff, OH, formerly of Johnson County. The baby died March 10 in a hospital in Degraff. Additional survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Williams of Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

   
BURTON, Roscoe
1897-1968
Roscoe Burton, 70, a Van Lear resident and retired miner, died Thursday, April 4 at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in Martin County in 1897, he was the son of the late James and Margaret Montgomery Burton. He had been a resident of Van Lear for the past 35 years. He was a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Arena Goble Burton, a son, Harold Burton of Van Lear; and three grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Wiley Burton of Canton, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Millie Runyon and Mrs. Lula Runyon of Barnabus, WV. Services were held Sunday, April 7 at the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial followed in the Webb Cemetery. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1968

    
CHANDLER, Lowell G.
1922-1968
Chandlerville resident Lowell G. Chandler, 45, died Thursday, April 25 at his home, after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on June 11, 1922, he was the son of the late Garfield and Madge Davis Chandler. A brother, V. E. “Red” Chandler, preceded him in death. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mae Daniel of Ashland. Services were held Sunday, April 28 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Cline Salyers officiating. Burial was held in the Old Hood Cemetery at Davisville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1968

   
CURTIS, Loutisha (Williams)
1881-1968
Funeral services were held Monday, April 29 for Mrs. Loutisha Curtis, 86, who died Saturday, April 27, in Riverside Hospital at Columbus, OH after an illness of several weeks. The Reverends Lonza Reed, Earl McKenzie, and J. T. Bailey officiated at the services held in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Fuget, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on June 23, 1881, she was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Ann Pratt Williams. She lived at Columbus at the time of her death and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Richard M. Curtis, preceded her in death in 1952. Survivors include three sons, E. H. Curtis of Chillicothe, OH, James M. Curtis of Centerburg, OH, John W. Curtis of Columbus, OH; three daughters, Verlissia Rowland of Fuget, Hazel Cantrell of Flat Gap, Audrey King of Columbus, OH, fourteen grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Symanthia Estep of Grove City, OH, also survives. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1968

  
DUTTON, Maggie Hazel (Parker)
1912-1968
Maggie Hazel Dutton, 55, died Thursday, April 25 in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. A resident of River, she was born in Johnson County on December 13, 1912, the daughter of the late J. L. and Clarenda Music Parker. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Landon Dutton; one son, James Landon Dutton of River; two daughters, Louise and Nelva Jeane Dutton, both of River. Additional survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Dave and John Parker of Springfield, OH, Garfield Parker of River, Mrs. Kirier Cantrell of Wabash, IN, Mrs. Emma Hall of Meally, Mrs. Lenore Booth of Springfield, OH, W. M. Parker of Drift and Maudie Harrington of Chillicothe, OH. Services were held Saturday, April 27 in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Lawrence VanHoose officiating. Interment followed in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1968

   
HALL, Jason
1891-1968
World War I veteran Jason Hall, 76, died Monday, April 29, in the Lexington Veterans Hospital after an extended illness. A farmer, he was born in Johnson County on November 19, 1891 the son of the late Calloway and Sarah Hensley Hall. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Alice Green of Chandlersville, Mrs. Emma Lemaster of Sitka, and Mrs. Malta Davis of Paintsville. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, May 1, in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home with Lonza Reed and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was held in the Salyers Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1968

  
KNEECE, Mintie (Rigsby)
1895-1968
Mrs. Mintie Rigsby Kneece, 72, of Williamsport, OH, died Tuesday, April 2 in Berger Hospital. She had been in ill health for several months. Mrs. Kneece was a native of Magoffin County and was born February 8, 1895, a daughter of Ranzie and Rhoda Howard Estep. Her first husband, Simon P. Rigsby, preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Austin Kneece, survives. Also surviving are ten children: Mrs. Grady (Ver) Hitchcock of Lawton, MI; Mrs. Hade (Flossie) Fyffe of Silver Hill, OH; Mrs. Manford (Emma) Williams of Wheelersburg, OH; Lonzie Rigsby of Williamsport, OH; Ranzie Rigsby of Circleville, OH; winford Rigsby of Williamsport, OH, Miss Clara Ellen Rigsby of Kingston, OH; Mrs. Mike (Kathleen) Brown of Circleville, OH; Mrs. Donald (Alice) Evans, of Orient, OH; one sister, Mrs. Lula Gamble of Kentucky; 31 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Two sons, Robert and Beecher Rigsby preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Friday, April 5 in the Mader funeral Home of Circleville, OH with the Rev. Foster Rigsby and Rev. J. F. Arms officiating. Burial was held in the Springlawn Cemetery at Williamsport, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1968

   
LEMASTER, Luther
1895-1968
Luther Lemaster, 73, died Saturday, April 13, in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16 in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Manila with Lonza Reed and Charles Stapleton officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. A retired postman, he was born in Johnson County, on January 15, 1895 the son of the late W. H. and Nora Williams Lemaster. Survivors include his wife, the former Lura Collins McDowell; four sons, Elmo Lemaster of Ashland, Evan Lemaster of Mt. Sterling, OH, Robert Lemaster of Clifton, OH and Tennyson Lemaster of Springfield, OH; five daughters, Etta Evelyn Webb and Nadean Auxier of Manila, Ruth Blanton of Leland, NC, Jo Holbrook of West Van Lear, and Ann McClure of Clifford; 27 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Additional survivors included four brothers and sisters, Elbert Lemaster of Tampa, FL, Perry Lemaster of Ashland, Mrs. Effie Lemaster of Win, and Mrs. Carrie Ramey of Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1968

   
LITTERAL, Lonzie
1913-1968
Lonzie Litteral, 54, died suddenly Sunday, April 14, at his home in Sitka, of a heart attack. An employee of Armco Steel in Ashland, he was born in Boyd County on May 15, 1913, the son of Julia Litteral and the late John Litteral. Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Francis Vergene Rice Litteral; six sons, Ronald and Donald of East Chicago, IN, Roger, serving in Vietnam, David at Fort Knox, and Paul and John at home; three daughters, Mrs. Janie Fairchild of Wabash, IN, Judy and Janet Litteral of Sitka. Additional survivors include one brother, John T. Litteral of Ashland, and four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Ferguson of Red Bush, Mrs. Arnold Reffet, Mrs. John Reffet and Mrs. Charles Hackworth, all of Ashland. The body was taken from the Paintsville Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon to the John Stean Funeral Home in Ashland. The funeral was held today, Wednesday, April 24 in the Twenty First Street Tabernacle at Ashland, Burial was in the Dixon cemetery at Westwood. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1968

   
MEADE, Walter
1917-1968
Services Held April 17, For Walter Meade, 51, Walter “Skinny” Meade, 51 died Sunday, April 14 in a local hospital of a heart attack. A retired career man with the U. S. Air Force, he was born at Offutt on February 5, 1917 the son of the late George Meade and Birdie Meade Meek. A resident of Tutor Key he was affiliated with the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Irma Marcy Meade; the step-father, Robert Meek, Sr.; two brothers, Harold Meade of Tutor Key and Raymond Meade of Williamsport; and one half brother, Robert Meek of Paintsville. Services were held today, Wednesday, April 17, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Spillman officiating. Internment followed in the family cemetery at Offutt under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1968

   
MEEK, Felix
1921-1968
Felix Meek, 47, died Sunday, April 14, in Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17 in the Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Hobert Meade officiating. Burial followed in the Meek Cemetery at Whitehouse under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Whitehouse on April 13, 1921, he was the son of the late Millard and Della Murry Meek. He had lived at Springfield for the past 17 years. His wife, the former Lydia Wallen, whom he married on May 6, 1941, at Paintsville, survives. Additional survivors include one son, Larry Meek and one daughter, Mildred Gay Meek, both of Springfield, OH; five brothers and sisters, Omer Meek and Herbert Meek of Whitehouse, Phillip Meek of Candler, FL, Oscar Meek of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Bernice Ratliff of Whitehouse; and two grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1968

    
PETERS, Della (Ward)
1893-1968
Della Peters, 75, died Tuesday, April 9, in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on February 19, 1893, she was the daughter of the late Ashley and Katherine Reed Ward and a member of Beachmont Baptist Church in Louisville. She was a resident of Hazard at the time of her death. Her husband, Levi Peters, preceded her in death in December of 1929. Survivors include one son, Edgar Peters of Phoenix, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Eversole of Hazard; and four grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother, Dewey Ward of Grayson; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul B. Hall and Mrs. Carl Fraim both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. Jeff Burton officiating. Her nephews served as pallbearers, including, Dr. R. A. Hall, Dr. J. D. Fraim, Jim Hall, Harry McKenzie, Jr., Bob McKenzie, Doug McKenzie and fried Bill Salyers. Burial followed in the Ashley Ward Family Cemetery at Concord under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 17, 1968

   
SHERMAN, Ernest "Bud"
1907-1968
Ernest “Big Bud” Sherman, 61,  a lifelong resident of Paintsville, died Saturday, April 27 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on March 14, 1907, he was the son of the late H. R. and Loucinda Osborne Sherman. Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel Poyns, and one daughter, Pvt. Ethel Louise Sherman, of Fort Sill, OK. Additional survivors include five brothers, and sisters, Fred Sherman of West Van Lear, Alfred Sherman of Thealka, Ezra Sherman of Paintsville, Mrs. Maxie Preston of River, and Mrs. Matilda Begley of Thealka. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Sherman and Rev. Poole officiating. Interment followed in the Sherman Family cemetery at Davis Branch under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1968

   
TACKETT, Samuel
1884-1968
Retired coal miner, Samuel Tackett, 84, died Friday, April 19 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on April 15, 1884, he was the son of the late Andy and Malinda Jane Stafford Tackett and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cora Tackett; three sons, Frank and Andy Tackett, of Whitehouse and Dewey Tackett  of Waverly, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Puckett of Paintsville and Mrs. Esta Gibson of Piketon, OH. Additional survivors include two brothers, Bud Tackett of Staffordsville and Mose Tackett of Oil Springs; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Richie of Piketon, OH, and Mrs. Bessie Blanton of Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, in the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster, Charles Stapleton, Scott Castle and Vern Conley officiating. Interment followed in the family  cemetery at Whitehouse under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1968

   
WALLIN, Betty L.
1936-1968
Betty L. Wallin, 32, was killed instantly as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday, April 20 in Hollywood, CA. The daughter of James and Drexel Franklin Wallin, she was born at Red Bush on January 20, 1936 and was employed as a clerk in Hollywood at the time of her death. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Retta Sue Schrebler of Garden Grove, CA and Nancy Lee Ford of North Hollywood, CA. Services were held today, Wednesday, April 24 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was held in the Franklin Cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1968

    
WILLIAMS, Floyd
1886-1968
Retired farmer Floyd Williams, Sr., 81, died Tuesday, March 26 in Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on April 6, 1886, he was the son of the late Elleck and Susan Bayes Williams. He was a resident of Mt. Sterling, OH at the time of his death and had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 47 years. His wife, the former Elizabeth Meade, preceded him in death on October 13, 1958. Survivors include one son, Floyd Williams, Jr., of Columbus, OH, five daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCarty and Mrs. Florence Rhodes of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Joy McCarty of Hager Hill, Mrs. Mabel Newmiller, of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Wanda Stapleton of Mt. Sterling, OH. Additional survivors include three brothers, L. D. Williams of Williamsport, Taylor Williams of Elna, and Tom Williams of Win. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 0 in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1968



 
MAY - 1968


   
    
BORDERS, John
1894-1968
Services were held Sunday, May 26, for John E. Borders, 74, who died Friday, May 24 in a local hospital after a brief illness. O. I. Williams officiated at the services held in the Lowmansville United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Borders Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born in Lawrence County on May 8, 1894, he was the son of the late Hazekiah and Eliza Cook Borders. A retired miner and farmer, He had lived at Lowmansville all his life and was affiliated with the United Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, the former Vina Murray; two sons, Samuel R. Borders of Grove City, OH and Melvin Borders of Santa Barbara, CA; five daughters, Mrs. Anna L. Clark of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Exer LeMaster of New Carlisle, OH, Mrs. Estell Clark of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Ruby McGinnis of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Nellie Conley of Salyersville; and one sister, Mrs. Mima Davis of Ashland. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1968

  
CASSADY, Zella (Trimble)
1901-1968
Mrs. Zella Trimble Cassady, 68, died Monday, May 6 at her home in West Van Lear after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, in the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with Elders John Pelphrey, Arnold Reed, and Millard O’Bryan officiating. Burial was held in the Salyers Cemetery at Barnetts Creek, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Mrs. Cassady was born at Barnetts Creek on April 1, 1901, the daughter of the late Millard F. and Elizabeth Salyer Sturgill. Survivors include her husband, Bill Cassady; one son, David Trimble of Lorraine, OH; a step son, Cecil Cassady; one daughter, June Bashford of Hillsboro; and five grandchildren. Additional survivors are ten brothers and sisters, Mrs. Sarah Rhodes, of South Charleston, OH, Mrs. Geneva Castle of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Loucina Collins of Salyersville, Mrs. Margie Robins of Jenkins, Mrs. Virgie Reynolds of Barnetts Creek, Arzie Sturgill of Stambaugh, Walter Sturgill of Baltimore, MD, Curtis Sturgill of Hager Hill, Clifford Sturgill of Barnetts Creek, and Millard Sturgill, Jr., of Lorraine, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1968

   
CAUDILL, W.A. "Bill"
1914-1968
W. A. “Bill” Caudill, 53, died Saturday, May 4 in a Bethesda, Maryland hospital. He was born in Johnson County on August 10, 1914 the son of Minifee and Emma Collins Caudill. He was a resident of Cardington, OH at the time of his death and had formerly lived at Denver. A veteran of World War II, he was employed as principal of Fulton, Ohio Elementary School and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors, including his parents, are his wife, the former Chloe Trimble; two sons, Eldon and Phillip Caudill of Lexington; one daughter, Mrs. Linda Blair of Westerville, OH; five grandchildren and one brother, Hager Caudill of Tallahassee, FL. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, in the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs, with Elders Eual Baldwin, Arnold Reed, and Francis Blair officiating. Burial followed in the Caudill Cemetery at Oil Springs. His nephews served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were  George Nash, George Deon, Buzzy Stapleton, Ronald Eppler, Powell May, Bob Allenback, Herchel Patrick, Herbert Blair, Uel Blair, Willie Hitchcock, Kermit Conley, Herchel Weddington, and Herschell Conley. Arrangements were by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1968

  
DEBOARD, Roscoe
1903-1968
Roscoe DeBoard, 65, died Thursday, May 30, in Doctors Hospital at Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born in Lawrence County on March 2, 1903, he was the son of thelate John and Mary Jane Griffith DeBoard. He was a resident of Galloway, OH at the time of his death and was married to the former Minnie McKenzie, who survives. Additional survivors include seven sons, Roscoe Eugene of Columbus, OH, Edd Thomas and John of Galloway, OH, Russell of Fairfield, CA, Robert of Fort Jackson, SC, Vernon and Charles of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Scalf of Hilliards, OH, Mrs. Mary Leming of Columbus, OH, and Miss Irene DeBoard of Galloway, OH, and twelve grandchildren. Also fourteen brothers and sisters, Mrs. Carrie perkins of Tramm, Mrs. Brooksie Hurt of Columbus, OH, Olive, Marxine, Marie and Ann Debaord, Orlie DeBoard of Middletown, OH, Willard DeBoard of Tutor Key, Ervin DeBoard of Columbus, OH, Wilbur, Paul and Dean DeBoard of Baltimore, MD, John DeBoard, Jr., of Louisa, and Everett DeBoard of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 2 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Interment followed in the Joe Allen Cemetery at Lowmansville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Roscoe Eugene, Ed Thomas, Russel, Robert, John Vernon, and Charles DeBoard and Charles Scalf. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1968

  
HENSLEY, Earl Douglas
1942-1968
Earl Douglas Hensley, 26, of Whitehouse, died Friday, May 10 at his home, after an extended illness. Born in February, 1942, he was the son of Henry and Easter Wilson Hensley and a former construction worker. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Carol Bowens Hensley, a son, Larry Cecil, age 6, and a daughter, Carol Ann age 4, at home. Also surviving are a brother, James Robert Hensley of Springfield, OH; three married sisters, at Springfield; Mrs. Arthur Mollett, Mrs. Claude Hayes, and Mrs. Bob Hoffman, and six sisters, Dorothy, Jenney Rae, Margaret Alice, Ottis Lynn, Joyce Ann, and Jenrietta, all living with the parents at Springfield. Services were held Sunday, May 12, at the Church of Christ at Meally, with Rev. Herschell Short officiating. Burial followed in the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1968

   
KESTNER, William Lloyd
1968
The infant son of Thomas Lee and Hattie Whitt Kestner, William Lloyd Kestner, died Saturday, May 4, in a local hospital. His parents are residents of Hager Hill. Additional survivors includes five brothers and sisters, Bonnie Jean, Glenda Sue, Carlie, Charlie and Darrell Thomas, all of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held at the home of Roger Kestner of Paintsville on Monday, May 6 with the Reverend Oran Davis officiating. Interment followed in the Estepp Cemetery at Fuget under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1968

  
LYONS, George “Sug”
1878-1968
George “Sug” Lyons, 90, died Monday, May 13, at his home in Lowmansville after an extended illness. A retired miner and member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, he was born January 1878 in Johnson County. His wife, Julia Castle Lyons, is deceased. Survivors include a son, Walter Lyons of Lowmansville, two daughters, at Lowmansville, Monie Castle and Nora Lyons, and another daughter, Zora Borders residing in Columbus, OH. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Laura Conley of Lowmasnville, 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, May 15, at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Lowmansville, with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1968

   
MOORE, Minnie (Blanton)
1883-1968
Services were held Saturday, May 11, for Minnie Moore, 85, who died Wednesday, May 8, after an illness of several months. She was a resident of Paintsville, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Born in January 1883, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Meletha Blanton. Her husband, Aaron Moore, preceded her in death in 1953. Survivors include two stepsons, Brice Moore of Flat Gap and Price Moore of Prestonsburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry Wright of Flat Gap and four nieces. Also surviving are a brother, Millard Blanton, and a sister, Mrs. Milva Blanton, both of Paintsville. Services were held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Elders O. I. Williams and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Moore Cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1968

  
PRICE, Cam
1912-1968
Cam Price, 46, Former Resident Dies in Illinois Cam Price, 46, died of a heart attack Tuesday, May 14 enroute to a hospital in Rantoul, IL.  Born in Johnson County on April 27, 1912, (sic should be April 26, 1921) he was the son of the late Green and Gertrude Fannin Price. He was a civilian instructor at Chanute Air Force Base and was married to the former Oneta Cook, who survives. Additional survivors included one brother and three sisters, Carl Price, Mrs. Eula Castle and Mrs. Jean Fraley all of Thelma and Mrs. Neva Franklin of King Addition. Military services were held Saturday, May 18 in Vernon, TX.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 22, 1968

  
SAYLOR, Hobert
1897-1968
Oil Springs resident Hobart Saylor, 70, died Thursday, May 2, in the University Hospital at Lexington, after an illness of three weeks. Born in Johnson County on June 1, 1897, he was the son of the late Zack and Manerva Blair Saylor and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was an Oil Field worker for the Bed Rock Petroleum Co., Survivors include his wife, the former Maudie Howard, one son, Wayne Saylor of New Lexington, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Crystal Johnson of New Lexington, OH; a step daughter, Mrs. Beatrice M. Trent of Port Clinton, OH; one grandchild; and seven step grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Dock Saylor of Leander and Gorlie Saylor of Oil Springs and one sister, Mrs. Dosha Conley of Fort Worth, TX. Services were held Saturday, May 4, in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs with Rev. Charles Stapleton and Rev. Melvin Blanton officiating. Interment was held in the Price Cemetery at Oil Springs. Arrangements were by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1968

   
STAPLETON, Dora
1893-1968
Mr. Dora Stapleton, 72, died Saturday, May 25 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Rice, in Wheelersburg, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on October 11, 1893, he was the son of the late John and Sarah McKenzie Stapleton. A retired employee of the Sipp Theater, he was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Minnie Wheeler. Survivors include one son, Eugene Stapleton of Louisville; three daughters, Mrs. Rice of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Lois Skaggs of Wilbur, and Mrs. Sarah Malwood of Ashland; two grandsons and three great grandchildren. Additional survivors include six brothers and sisters;  Ashland Stapleton of Hager Hill, Hager Stapleton of Paintsville, Sonnie Stapleton of Red Bush, Charlie Stapleton of Flat Fork, Cassidy Stapleton of Portsmouth, OH and Mrs. Missie McKenzie of Orient, OH. Services were held Tuesday, May 28, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Elders Tommy Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiating. Interment followed in the Wheeler Cemetery at Flat Gap with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1968

   
TRIMBLE, Tamtha Susan
1968-1968
Graveside services were held Sunday, May 12 for Tamtha Susan Trimble, infant daughter of Mark A. and Lana Boyd Trimble. The Reverend James E. Wallace officiated at the services in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The baby was dead at birth on Saturday, May 11, in the Paintsville Hospital. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James S. Trimble and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Boyd. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1968

    
WELLS, Ann (Hibbits)
1968
Ann Hibitts Wells, 81, died May 3 in a local nursing home after a long illness. A resident of Hager Hill at the time of her death, she was the daughter of John and Jane Hamilton Hibbitts of Johns Creek. Her late husband, Martin Wells, died in December 1919. A son, Martin Wells, Jr., resides at Vanceburg. Also surviving are four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, May 5 at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Bill Tackett officiating. Burial followed in the Clark Cemetery at Johns Creek. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1968


   
JUNE - 1968


   
  
ATKINSON, William H.
1873-1968
William H. Atkinson, 95, retired insurance executive, died Thursday, June 20 in Whispering Oaks Rest Home at Salyersville after a brief illness. Born in Magoffin County on March 10, 1873, he was the son of the late John Milton and Mary Hager Atkinson. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he was a resident of Paintsville. His wife, Othelia, preceded him in death on December 4, 1965. He was the brother of the late Fred G. Atkinson and Stella Atkinson and the brother in law of Fannie Mayo Atkinson. Graveside rites were held in Mayo Cemetery on Friday, June 21 with the Reverend Leslie Rogers officiating. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1968

  
BARKER, Julia (Carroll)
1896-1968
Van Lear resident, Julia Barker, 71, died Wednesday, June 12, in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born in Carter County on July 4, 1896, she was the daughter of the late Tommie and Jane Phillips Carroll. Her husband, Jarrett Barker, preceded her in death in 1951. Survivors include four sons, Walter Barker of Dayton, OH, Earl, Emery and Ernest Barker of Van Lear; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Lemaster of Staffordsville; 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, Cecil and Calvin Carroll of Grahn. Services were held Saturday, June 15 in the Freewill Baptist Church at Van Lear with Lowell Pelphrey and Woodrow Frisby officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
BLEVINS, Russell
1914-1968
Former resident Russell Blevins, 53, died Friday, June 21 in Halifax District Hospital at Daytona Beach, FL after a sudden illness. Born at Kerz on July 26, 1914, he was the son of Mrs. Lizzie Craft Blevins and the late Elisha Blevins. He was owner and operator of a motel in Daytona Beach and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. While living in Westwood, KY, he was a member of the Poage Lodge 325 F & AM of Ashland, was active in the Westwood Lions Club and a trustee in the Westwood Boy’s Club. Survivors, including his mother, are his wife, the former Bridgett Kelly; one son, Michael Den Blevins of Baltimore, MD and two grandchildren. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Den McKenzie, Mrs. Claude Colvin and Mrs. John D. King all of Staffordsville; and five brothers, Worthie Blevins of Winifred, Judge Blevins of Kerz, Wayne Blevins of Sitka, Junior Blevins and Shoppel Blevins of Staffordsville. Services were conducted in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 25 with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial took place in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1968

  
BROWN, Frank Sr.
1968
Funeral services were held Monday, July 1 in the Austin Richard Funeral Home of Springfield, OH for Frank Brown, Sr., who died Thursday, June 27 in Mercy Hospital at Springfield, OH. A former resident of River, he was the son of Elijah and Emma Sparks Brown. Survivors include his wife, the former Lizzie VanHoose, three sons, Frank “Hylo” Brown, Jr., of Madison, TN, Marshall Brown of Springfield, OH, and Russell Brown of Lexington; two daughters, Flora Bailey of Springfield, and Lorraine Ross of Lima, OH; one brother, M. C. Brown of River and a sister, Mary Murray of Lowmansville; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

   
CASTLE, Leslie
1968
Leslie Castle, 62, died Saturday, June 29, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, the son of the late Henderson and Laura Stapleton Castle. He was a retired school bus driver and coal miner and was a resident of Lowmansville. Survivors include his wife, the former Lucy Daniels, who he married on February 21, 1921; six sons, William C. and Dencil Castle of Canton, OH, Leslie R. Castle of Columbus, OH, Ralph Castle of Dayton, OH, Michael and Stephen Castle of Lowmansville; three daughters, Mary L. Meek of Columbus, OH, Elizabeth Ann Centers of Thealka, and Helen G. Castle of Lowmansville; and nine grandchildren. Additional survivors include four brothers and sisters, Logan Castle of Tutor Key, Edgar H. Castle of Nippa, Mae Meek of Boons Camp and Ollie Cox of Tocoma, VA. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, in the Georges Creek United Baptist Church with Glenn and Flem Arrowood and Irvin Preston officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

  
CASTLE, Lonza
1909-1968
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 16 for Lonza Castle, 58, who died Thursday, June 13 in the Veterans Hospital at Dayton, OH, after an extended illness. The Rev. Don Fraley officiated at the services held in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. A retired miner, he was born in Lawrence County on July 24, 1909 the son of the late Linzie and Stella Charles Castle. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He resided at Thealka at the time of his death. His wife, Drucie Johnson Castle, preceded him in death. Survivors include two brothers, Samuel and Elbert Castle, of Thealka, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Hall of Delbarton, WV; and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Charles of Columbus, OH. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
CAUDILL, Cleo (Merrith)
1884-1968
Cleo Caudill, 84, died Wednesday, June 12 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. Born in Floyd County on May 5, 1884, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Betty Dotson Merritt. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. Her husband, Ed Caudill, preceded her in death in 1963. Survivors include five sons, Paris of Wheelersburg, OH, Lawrence of Sciotoville, OH, Earl of Riceville, Ed, Jr., of Barnetts Creek, and Jack of Thealka, four daughters, Mrs. Rushie Tackett of London, OH, Mrs. Pearl Jackson of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Minnie Burke of New Martinsville, WV and Mrs. Clarence Melvin of Paintsville, one sister, Mary Hannah of Leander. Funeral services were held Friday, June 14 in the home of her son, Ed Caudill, Jr., of Barnetts Creek with the Reverend Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in the Caudill Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
COLLIER, Mildred (Montgomery)
1920-1968
Former resident Mildred Collier, died Sunday, June 2, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, on February 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late L. M. Bradley and Almenda Bradley Montgomery. A school teacher, she was a resident of Jackson at the time of her death and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Jackson. Survivors include her husband, David G. Collier; two sons, David Anderson and Don Bradley Collier of Jackson and one daughter, Janet Evelyn Collier also of Jackson. Additional survivors include nine brothers and sisters, Everett Bradley of Columbus, OH, L. V. “Booter” Bradley of Paintsville, Dr. William A. Bradley of Maysville, Violet Nelson of Columbus, OH, Edith Onstoll of Rochester, IN, Gladys Oppenheimer of Columbus, OH, Mary Martha Schell of Flint, MI, Frankie Hart and Numia Pickle of Paintsville. Graveside rites were conducted Monday, June 3 in the Keaton Cemetery at Davis Branch with the Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Arrangements were by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1968

   
CONLEY, Buell
1892-1968
Buell Conley, 75, died Monday, June 10 in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of seven weeks. Born in Johnson County on July 20, 1892, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary Salyer Conley and was a member of the United Baptist Church. A retired Paintsville businessman, he was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Erie Conley, one son, Robert F. Conley of Louisville; and three grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother, Arzie Conley of Van Lear and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Morris of Kerz. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with F. F. Rigsby and C. C. Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the family cemetery at Kerz under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1968

   
HALL, Jack
1899-1968
Auxier resident, Jack Hall, 69, died suddenly Thursday, June 13 in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15 in the First church of God, of which he was a member, with Reverend Tommy Reynolds and Reverend Mose Kitchen officiating. Interment was held in the J. K. P. Auxier Cemetery at Block House Bottom. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born in Floyd County on May 24, 1899, he was the son the late Thomas and Martha Mollett Hall. Survivors include his wife, the former Sally Wells; three sons, James Hall of Van Lear, Douglas Hall of Cleveland, OH; two daughters; Mrs. Mabel Durachinsky and Mrs. Emogene Yerich both of Cleveland, OH; one half brother, Clyde Tackett of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
HORNE, Ora (Blair)
1899-1968
Staffordsville resident, Ora Horne, 68, died Sunday, June 23 at her home after an illness of one week. Born at Barnetts Creek on August 7, 1899, she was the daughter of the late Alamander and Telia Blair and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Isadore “Son” Horne, five sons, Raymond Horne of Staffordsville, Venson, Elmon, and Juvinea Horne of Springfield, OH and Wendell Horne of Detroit, MI; four daughters, Wanetta Sublett of Sitka, Eleanor Holbrook Janice Powers and Charlotte Grubbe of Springfield, OH; 37 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers and one sister. Prater Blair of Huntington, WV, Gay Blair of London, KY, Wayne Blair of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Conroy Trimble, of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 25 in the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with Elders Lonza Reed, James H. Blair and Francis Blair officiating. Interment followed in the Horne Cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1968

   
JOHNSON, Thoney
1887-1968
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22 for 81 years old Thoney Johnson, who died Wednesday, June 19 in Louisa General Hospital at Louisa. The Rev. Scott Castle officiated at the services held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Born in Johnson County on April 8, 1887, he was the son of the late Rhoda Nickels and Asbury Johnson. He was a resident of Lowmansville at the time of his death. His wife, Cora, preceded him indeath on July 20, 1955. Survivors include one son, Everett Johnson of San Antonio, TX and a daughter, Mrs. Hershell Witten of Lowmansville and one grandson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1968

  
MANN, Charles F.
1881-1968
Charles F. Mann, 86, died Saturday, June 29 in a local nursing home after an illness of four years. Born at Covington on November 3, 1881, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Thomas Mann and had been a resident of River for the last 14 years. He was retired from the C & O Railroad as an engineer after serving for 52 years and was affiliated with Eagles No. 2660 of Ironton, OH. Surviving is his wife, the former Martha Daniel. Additional survivors include a step son, Gaylord Greshan of Cincinnati, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Weaver of Florence; and two step daughters, Mrs. Okey Cogar and Mrs. Walter Hollister, both of Youngstown, OH; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Ginnan officiating. Interment followed in the Daniels Cemetery at River under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ray Weaver, Gaylord Gresham, Jay Daniels, Charles Daniels, Sam Daniels, Mike Preston, Philip Cogar and Larry Hollister. Honorary pallbearers were Cort Daniel and Kenneth Weaver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

   
MCKENZIE, Esta (Blanton)
1906-1968
Mrs. Esta McKenzie, 61, Martha, died Saturday at her home after a heart attack on June 1.  She was born Dec 25, 1906, in Johnson County, a daughter of Ed Blanton of Martha and the late Hattie Howard Blanton. Survivors include her husband, Ova McKenzie; five sons, Eual, of Fuget, J. P., Eugene, and Paul of Columbus, OH and Ora McKenzie of Martha; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell Scaggs, Keaton, Mrs. Maxine Segraves of Martha, and Mar. Hatie Wilson of Columbus; four brothers, John Blanton, Elna, Jim Blanton, Martha, Melvin Blanton of Beatyville, and Elzie Blanton of Win; four sisters, Mrs. Alta Cantrell and Miss Dalla Mae Blanton of Fuget, Mrs. Ethel Curtis of Staffordsville and Mrs. Mary Cochran of Win; 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Win by Elders Sandy Phillips, Tommy Bailey and Arnold Reed. Burial will be in Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1968

  
MEADE, Gegie (Conley)
1903-1968
Gegie Meade, 65, Dies at Home of Heart Attack Oil Springs resident Gegie Meade, 65, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home on Thursday, June 27. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29 in the Pigeon Free Will Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Charles Stapleton, Orville Burchett and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on March 26, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dora Check Conley and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Lindsey Meade, preceded her in death in 1943. Survivors include four sons, Wayne Meade of Flat Gap, L. G. Meade of Middletown, OH, Cecil and Buddy Meade of Wheelersburg, OH; five daughters Louise Trimble, Faye Williamson and Sophia Baldwin all of Oil Springs, Betty Jo Deskins of Lexington, and Mary Williams of Columbus, OH; thirty four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother, Holly Conley of Wittensville; and two sisters, Rome Picklesimer of Oil Springs and Ova Back of California. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

   
MELVIN, Estill
1907-1968
Mr. Estill Melvin, 60, died Sunday, June 9 at his home on Davis Branch after an illness of two years. Born at Paintsville on December 21, 1907, he was the son of the late R. L. and Mary F. Stapleton Melvin. His wife, Gladys Fraley Melvin preceded him in death in March of 1957. Survivors include six sons, George E. of West Van Lear, Andrew L. of Wapakoneta, OH, Herbert E., Darrell R. Lowell G., and Larry M. Melvin all of Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary F. Adams of Paintsville and Mrs. Cora May Cordle of Columbus, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11 in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Daniels and Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Interment was held in the family cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1968

   
PAVLINA, Elizabeth Margaret (Jackson)
1920-1968
Mrs. Elizabeth (Lil) Margaret Pavlina, 48, of Triadelphia, WV died in Wheeling Hospital, Thursday. She was born in Paintsville, on January 25, 1920, the daughter of Floyd and the late Fronia Blanton Jackson. She was a member of Seven Dollors Catholic Church in Triadelphia, the Christian Mother’s Society, Altar Society, Women’s Auxiliary Fire Department, Elm Grove and was employed by the U S Post Office in Triadelphia. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Pavlina; her father of Paintsville, two brothers, Howard Jackson of Paintsville and John Jackson of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Mrs. James Long and Mrs. Charles Montgomery, both of Indianapolis, IN; several nieces and nephews. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent de Paul’s Church with interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions were held Sunday in the Kepner Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

  
PHILLIPS, Katherine Rae
1968-1968
The infant daughter of Tom and Ethel Cunningham Phillips was dead at birth on Saturday, June 22, in a local hospital. She was given the name Katherine Rae. Survivors including the parents are two half brothers, Jerry M. and Gary T. Swain, at home; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. George Cunningham. Graveside services were held in Richmond Cemetery with the Rev. James Wallace officiating. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1968

  
RUTH, Pauline
1968
Mrs. J. B. Ruth, of Lexington, passed away Sunday, June 2 at 6:45 p.m. of a heart attack. She was a former resident of Paintsville and had many friends here. She was the only sister of Mrs. Zip Kazee of Paintsville. Survivors include her husband, J. B. Ruth; Mrs. Chalmer Fugate and Claude Ruth of Lexington; James B. Ruth, Jr., of Olney, IL and Roger Ruth of Victoria, TX. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 4 at W. R. Milward Mortuary with burial in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Kenneth Williams, A. P. Mason of Paintsville, V. G. Taylor, Morris Mulchy and William C. Martin of Lexington, and Jack Kries of Chattanooga, TN. Honorary pallbearers were Deward Kazee, Howard Kazee, and Clarence Cooper of Paintsville. Mrs. Ruth was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church of Lexington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
SAMMONS, Martin
1887-1968
Retired miner Martin Sammons, 80, died Wednesday, June 12 in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born in Johnson County on July 1, 1887, he was the son of the late Tom and Nancy Music Sammons. He was a resident of Thelma at the time of his death and was affiliated with the Buffalo United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former, Fannie Kennard Stafford; four sons, Henry and John P. Sammons of Marysville, CA, Martin Sammons, Jr. of Danville and Edsel Sammons of Dayton, OH; four step sons, Paul Stafford of Indianapolis, IN, Buster and Everett Stafford of Paintsville, and Albert Stafford of Vandalia, OH; four daughters, Mrs. J. O. Sparks and Mrs. Bill Davis of Paintsville, Mrs. Eugene Price of West Van Lear, Mrs. Danny Williams of Chicago, IL; two step daughters, Mrs. Grace Shipley of Gallatin, TN and Mrs. Pauline Burton of Thealka. One daughter and two step sons preceded him in death. Additional survivors include a brother Elder Tom Sammons of Meally and a sister, Mrs. Martha Davis of Huntington, WV; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 14 at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Arthur Priest, Florida Lyons, Tom Sammons and Everett Crum officiating. Burial followed in the Johnson Cemetery at Thelma with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
SPEARS, Ray
1907-1968
Ray Spears, 61, died Wednesday, June 12 in Jewish Hospital at Louisville after a brief illness. Born at Lowmansville on May 12, 1907, he was the son of Albert and Emma Lue Daniels Spears. A resident of David, he was affiliated with the Lodge 381 F &AM, 131 R.A.M. and the Ray D. Tipton Council No. 98. He is survived by his wife, the former Mable Baldwin; two sons, Eugene D. Spears of Marion, OH, and Dr. Joe W. Spears of Paintsville; and four grandchildren. Additional survivors include one brother, Virgil Spears of Louisville; and three sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Hall of Auxier, Mrs. Clell Preston and Miss Errnestine Spears of Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 15, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. James A. Wallace officiating. Graveside services were held in the family cemetery at West Van Lear by Paintsville Lodge 381 F &AM. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1968

   
WARD, Mollie (Sparks)
1901-1968
Mrs. Mollie Ward, 66, of Germantown, OH died Sunday, June 2. Born at Boons Camp on October 24, 1901, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Rachel Stanford Sparks and had resided at Germantown for the last two years. She was affiliated with the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Her husband, Marvin Ward preceded her in death on August 11, 1964. Survivors include two sons, John Michael Ward serving with the U. S. Army and Richard D. Ward of Tucson, AZ; three daughters, Mrs. Walley Pack of Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Betty Neal of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Mary Runyon of Germantown, OH. Additional survivors include three brothers, and one sister; James Sparks of West Van Lear, Gre4en Sparks of Ypsilanti, MI, Oits Sparks of Pontiac, MI, and Mable Crum of Ypsilanti, MI; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6 in the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with C. J. Sparks and Nim Sturgill officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Stan Turner, Phil Flannery, Herb Moyer, Danny Adkins, Del Pack and Danny Ward. Burial was held in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1968


 
JULY - 1968


   
   
BEVIL, Richard H.
1892-1968
Richard H. Bevil, 76, a retired miner who resided at Van Lear, died July 25 in the Marion General Hospital at Marion, IN. Mr. Bevil, a member of the Pentecostal Church, had been ill for an extended period. He was born in Bell County in January 1892, the son of the late Scott and Sidney Ann Alexander Bevil. Survivors include his wife, Elsie McCoy Bevil, a son, Homer of Van Lear, and a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Clay of Marion. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fulton and Mrs. Phoebe Stanley of Wittensville and Mrs. Thursa Hollingsworth, who lives in West Virginia. Services were held Monday, July 29, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1968

  
BLAIR, Darius
1887-1968
Darius Blair, 80, died Friday, July 12, in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack. Born in Johnson County on July 13, 1887, he was the son of the late Harrison and Lydia Hitchcock Blair. A resident of Volga, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, the former Norma Ramey, preceded him in death in May of 1966. Survivors include four sons, Carl, William, and Darius, Jr., of Volga and Dow of Cincinnati, OH; five daughters, Lydia Justice of Huntington, WV, Sarah Fairchild and Opal Conley of Paintsville, Mary Howard of West Van Lear and Gracie Ratliff of Barnetts Creek. Additional survivors include three sisters, Golda VanHoose, Vera VanHoose and Tera Nelson all of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 14, in the Cannon Chapel Church at Volga with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Charles Stapleton officiating. The Rice Singers provided special music. Interment followed in the McKenzie Cemetery at Volga under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

   
BLAIR, Everett D.
1968
Dr. Everett D. Blair, 62, died suddenly Sunday, July 14 in a Morehead hospital. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Lola Belle Aiken Blair, of 320 University Street in Morehead, KY, formerly of Paintsville. Additional survivors include two sons, Dr. Donald Blair and Attorney Paul W. Blair, both of Morehead, and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, in the First Christian Church of Morehead. Burial was held at Morehead. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

   
BROWN, Oma (Wright)
1893-1968
Flat Gap resident Oma Brown died Friday, July 12 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on January 13, 1893, the daughter of the late Henry and Missouri Wright. Her husband, Roscoe Brown, preceded her in death on March 15, 1952. Survivors include a son. Proctor Brown of Fairborn, OH and a daughter, Mescal Pennington of Flat Gap; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services were conducted Sunday, July 14 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Dirl Fyffe officiating. Burial followed in the Ross Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

   
CASTLE, Cecil
1916-1968
Cecil (Frog) Castle, 51, died Wednesday, July 17. A painter by profession, he was the son of John and Vina Music Castle, and was a resident of Meally at the time of his death. He was born at Offutt in September 1916. He was a veteran of WWII. Survivors include a son, Harry and five daughters, Lucy, Susie, Carol, Connie and Wanda, all of Ashland. Surviving brothers and sisters include Raymond Castle of Meally, James Castle, serving with the U. S. Army in Virginia, Gladys Ward, Delphia Rickman and Gartha Mae Ward, all of Dayton, OH, Eva Lee Saddler of Catawha, OH and Alberta Baker of Xenia, OH. Services were held Saturday, July 20 at the Meally Church of Christ with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

  
CASTLE, Pauline Francis (Holbrook)
1914-1968
Mrs. Pauline Francis Castle of Thealka, died Thursday, July 25, at the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Castle, 54, was the daughter of Mint and Martha Adams Holbrook. She was born in February 1914, in Johnson County. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Van Castle, five sons and eight daughters, Surviving sons are James Paul Hampton of Cincinnati, Charles Douglas Hampton of Newark, OH, Lawrence Ray Hampton and Ernest Martin Castle of Thealka, and Earl Wendell Hampton of boons Camp. Surviving daughters include, Maryetta Littleton of Columbus, OH, Lyndia Lou Nelson of Marion, OH, Peggy Kestner of Thealka, Patsy Sue Cantrell of Mine Fork, Joyce Ann Miller of Winchester, and Donetta, Debbie and Dottie jean Castle, all of Thealka. Thirty-six grandchildren also survive. Surviving sisters include Gertrude Howard of Newport News, VA, Nell Scott of Norfolk, VA, Mollie Griffith of Winchester, Blanch Blanton of Staffordsville, and Sister Agnes Martha of Louisville. Services were held Saturday, July 27 at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church with Bob Blanton and Charles King officiating. Burial followed in the Hampton Cemetery at Sitka, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1968

   
CLARK, Virgie (Wells)
1892-1968
Services were held Tuesday, July 30, for Virgie Clark, 76, of Johns Creek, who died July 27 at the Paintsville Clinic after an extended illness. She was born in February 1892, the daughter of Alex and Angeline Spears Wells. Her husband, Edmond Clark, survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Letha Wilkinson of Wheelwright, Mrs. Lois Marshall of Van Lear, Mrs. Geneva Harmon of Huntington, WV, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. A sister, Mrs. Frank Music, lives at Van Lear, and another sister lives at St. Paul, VA. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Church of Christ. Services were held at the Philadelphia Church of Christ, with Charles Saunders officiating. Burial followed in the Elmon Clark Cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1968

  
CONLEY, Debra Carol
1964-1968
Debra Carol Conley, 4 years old, died Thursday, July 11 in Marion General Hospital at Marion, OH as a result of injuries received when she was struck by an automobile. Born in Johnson County on March 5, 1964, she was the daughter of Nevil and Opal King Conley. She was a resident of Springfield, OH at the time of her death. Survivors, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Patsy Ann and Kathy Erlene Conley both at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Conley and Mr. and Mrs. Earl King of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 14 in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Earl Rowland officiating. Burial was held in the Conley Cemetery at Rockhouse with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

  
DITTY, Katherine (Plummer)
1885-1968
Katherine Ditty, 83, died on Monday, July 15, at the home of her daughter, Francis Wallen, in Paintsville, after an extended illness. Born in Jackson County, OH, on January 9, 1885, she was the daughter of the late Issah and Sarah Ann Davis Plummer. Survivors include a son, Cecil Ditty, of Red Jacket; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Manning, Mrs. Virginia Kelly and Mrs. Francis Wallen, all of Paintsville; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include a brother, Arthur Plummer of Jenkins; two sisters, Blanch Mayhan of Burdine and Winnie Bellong of Jenkins. Reverend Jeff Burton officiated at the funeral services held today, Wednesday, July 17, in the First Methodist Church of Paintsville of which she was a member. Burial was held in the Preston Cemetery at Paintsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

  
DUTTON, Lloyd
1896-1968
Lloyd Dutton, of River, died July 25 in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Dutton, 73, was the son of the late Mose and Rose Preston Dutton. He was born in May 1896, in Lawrence County. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mary Prater of West Van Lear and Mrs. Ollie Fitzpatrick of Richardson, and a brother, Clyde Dutton of Springfield, OH. Services were held Friday, July 26 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial followed in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery, under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1968

  
FYFFE, Howard L.
1896-1968
Howard L. Riffe, 72, died at his home in Van Lear on Tuesday, July 16, after an extended period of illness. A retired electrician, he was born at Yatesville in June 1896, the son of the late Lee and Sarah Williams Riffe. He had been a resident of Van Lear for 53 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Cookssey Riffe, whom he married in 1915 at Fallsburg, a son, Charles, resides at Mason, OH, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Castle lives in Dayton, another daughter, Mrs. Virginia Siler, is a resident of Paintsville. Additional survivors include a sister, Nell Cooksey of Mochien, TN, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, July 19, at the First Methodist Church in Paintsville, with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville. Pallbearers were Paul Riffe, Earl Castle, Mike Castle, Orville Castle, Carmel Castle, Ray Preston, Chick Carroll, Clarence Castle and foster Frazier. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

   
HALL, James W.
1895-1968
Retired miner, James W. Hall, 72, died suddenly Friday, July 5 in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 7 in the Church of Christ at Meally with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was held in the Hall Cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Van Lear on December 19, 1895, he was the son of the late Martin and Linnie Music Hall. He had been a resident of Meally all his life and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Collins Hall, a son, Ewing Hall of Meally and a daughter, Mrs. Eula Music of Coal Grove, OH. Additional survivors include a brother, Virgil Hall of Meally and three sisters, Virgie Walters of Paintsville, Verna Music of East Point and Lucille Short of Meally, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1968

  
HICKS, Bessie (Crider)
1893-1968
Mrs. Bessie Crider Hicks, 69, died Thursday, July 11. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 14, in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with the Reverend Bruce Daniels officiating. Interment followed in the Stapleton Cemetery at Kerz under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Sitka on December 12, 1893, she was the daughter of the late Alf and Elizabeth Wells Crider. She was resident of Detroit, MI at the time of her death and was affiliated with the Grace Bible Baptist Church. Her husband, John Hicks, preceded her in death on August 4, 1960. Survivors include a son, Bobby Hicks serving with the U. S. Air Force; two daughters, Emma Bromscum and Betty Osborne both of Detroit, MI. Additional survivors include six brothers and sisters, Julie Hicks of Thealka, Josie Hayslett of Springfield, OH, Oneda Castle of Thealka, James Crider of Thealka, Willie Crider of Stambaugh and Homer Crider of Wayland, a step sister Annie McKenzie of Thealka; and a step brother Alvie Castle of Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday July 17, 1968

  
HORN, Norman
1899-1968
Jenny’s Creek resident Norman Horn, 69, died Saturday, July 6 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9 in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Vern Conley and Earl Rowland officiating. Burial was held in the Horn Family Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born in Johnson County on February 13, 1899, he was the son of the late John and Minerva VanHoose Horn. A retired miner and farmer, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Myrtle McCloud; five sons, Francis Eugene and Robert L. Horn of Marion, OH, John W. Horn of Fairborn, OH, Norman L. Horn of Manila and Harold Lloyd Horn of Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Eula Sammons of Meally and Mrs. Minerva Castle of Fairborn, OH; 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Additional survivors include a brother, Robie Horn of Rockhouse and two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Slone of New Boston, OH and Mrs. Dicie Harris of Portsmouth, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1968

  
JACKSON, Elisha Jr.
1928-1968
Elisha Jackson, Jr., 39, died suddenly near his home in Paintsville on Monday, July 1. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle, Charles Stapleton and Charlie Lemaster officiating. Interment will be held in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Friends may call at the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on July 30, 1928, he was the son of Elisha and Molly Blair Jackson. He was a disabled veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Randy Jackson and a daughter, Tammy Jackson, of Thealka. Additional survivors include four brothers, Dallas Jackson, chief of police in Paintsville, Haskell Jackson of Warsaw, IN, Lawrence Jackson of Ft. Worth, TX, and Robert Jackson of North Carolina, and a sister, Mrs. Joy VanHoose of Urbana, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1968

   
LILLY, Samp
1968
Samp Lilly, 76, of Van, WV, died Sunday, July 21 in Madison, WV. A former resident of East Point, he was born in Johnson County and was a retired miner. Survivors include two daughters, Erma Myer of Fairborn, OH and Estelene Warner of Van, WV; a step daughter, Mary Brown of Spencerville, OH; a step son, Jimmy Howard, of Detroit, MI; and a brother, Mont Lilly of East Point; 28 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted today, Wednesday, July 24 in the East Point Church of Christ with Hershel Short officiating. Interment followed in the Lilly Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

  
LYONS, Walter
1908-1968
Walter Lyons, 59, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, July 17 at the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several months. A miner, he was born on July 18, 1908, the son of George and Julia Castle Lyons. Services were held Saturday, July 20 in the Freewill Baptist Church in Lowmansville, with Harold Stevens and Byrd Webb officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Mr. Lyons is survived by his wife, Oma Daniel Lyons, three sons, Orville and Lester of Lowmansville and Robert of West Jefferson, OH, and seven daughters, Doris Lemaster and Stella Lyons of Lowmansville, Ruby Cravins and Marlene Castle of Columbus, OH, Maxine Wilson of Bakersfield, CA, Irene Brown of Plain City, OH, and Pauline Daniel of West Jefferson, OH. Also surviving are three sisters, Nora Lyons and Mona Castle of Lowmansville and Zora Borders of Columbus, OH. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

  
MARSHALL, Mabel (Litz)
1898-1968
Van Lear resident Mabel Marshall, 69, died Monday, July 15 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Pike County, KY on November 11, 1898, she was the daughter of the late W. A. and Maggie Burkes Litz and a member of the Church of God. Survivors include her husband, John Marshall; two sons, William Thomas and John B. Marshall, II of Vandalia, OH; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include a brother Jim Litz of Auxier; and four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Daniels of Auxier, Mrs. Mary Pearla Litz of Florida, Mrs. Olive Childers and Mrs. Hazel Porter of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted today Wednesday, July 17 in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Russell Pack, Ottis Bowling and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was held in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1968

   
MEADOWS, Clarence
1910-1968
Wittensville native Clarence Meadows, 57, died Friday, July 5 in University Hospital at Lexington after an illness of several weeks. Born in Johnson County on October 9, 1910, he was the son of Milt and Lottie Witten Meadows and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the parents, are his wife, Katheryne Christian Meadows; two sons, Clarence Allen and Eddie Milton Meadows of Wittensville; five daughters, Barbara Ann, Mary Ruth, Virginia Rose, and Anita Jane Meadows, all of Wittensville, and Roberta Jewell Long of Springfield, OH and two grandchildren. Additional survivors include five brothers and one sister, Mrs. James Bentley of Paintsville, James, Vencil and Bill Meadows of Wabash, IN, Marshall Meadows of Wabash, IN and Redford Meadows of Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 7 in the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church at Nippa with Rev Claude Preston, Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. Frank Spillman officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Wittensville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald,  ednesday, July 10, 1968

  
RATLIFF, Rhoda (Blair)
1891-1968
Rhoda Ratliff, 77, died Friday, July 19, at the Paintsville Hospital, She was a lifelong resident of Barnetts Creek. Born on June 7, 1891, she was the daughter of Britton and Lucinda Conley Blair. Her husband, Dennie Ratliff, survives. Also surviving are six sons, Hershell, Russell, Hassell, Addison, Hebern and Guy all of Barnetts Creek, and three daughters, Bessie Blair and Tracy Ratliff of Barnetts Creek and Dessie Spradlin of Prestonsburg. A sister, Sarah Spradlin, lives in Paintsville. Services were held at the home on Monday, July 22, with John Pelphrey, Millard O’Bryan, and James H. Blair officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

  
VANHOOSE, Clyde
1881-1968
Clyde VanHoose, 87, died Saturday, July 6, in a local nursing home after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, on May 14, 1881, he was the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Dixon VanHoose. He was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he had been a restaurant operator for many years. Survivors include a brother, Byron VanHoose of Paintsville, a half brother, Bert VanHoose of Tutor Key and a half sister, Gladys Burchett of Stambaugh. He was also a brother of the late F. S. VanHoose. Funeral services were held Monday, July 8 in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Millard VanHoose officiating. Interment took place in the VanHoose Family Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1968

  
ARROWOOD, Ellen (Sparks)
1885-1968
Ellen Arrowood, 83, died Tuesday, July 30 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. She was born on February 10, 1885, the daughter of the late Lige and Ann Cantrell Sparks and had been a resident of Meally all her life. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Willie K. Arrowood; two step sons, William Arrowood of Drift and Estill Arrowood of Nashville, TN; a step daughter, Nola Jennings of Drift; a brother, Henry Sparks of Salyersville and two sisters, Mary Salyers of Linton, MI and Hannah Burkes of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 1 in the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elzie Banks, O. I. Williams, and Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial was held in the Kay Price Cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1968

  
BLEVINS, Ola (Murray)
1893-1968
Ola Blevins, 75, of Sitka, died Wednesday, July 30, at her home of an apparent heart attack. Born in Johnson County in 1893, she was the daughter of H. J. and Nannie Clark Murray. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Lewis “Judge” Blevins, survives. Also surviving are a son, Clyde Blevins of Paintsville, a grandson, J. C. Blevins of Lexington, two granddaughters, Kaye Dixon Isford of Cincinnati and Lynne Murray Adams of Dayton, and two great grandchildren. A brother, B. Murray, resided in Ashland. Services were held August 1 at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Kerz, with Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniel and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial followed in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Ottie Blevins, George Blevins, Hershell Blevins, Jan Blevins, Cletis Webb and Thurman Tackett. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1968

   
STAPLETON, Samuel
1968
Samuel Stapleton, 72, died Wednesday, July 31 in the C & O Hospital in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County the son of the late Samuel and Matilda VanHoose Stapleton, he was a retired railroad yard master and had been a resident of Ashland for the past 20 years. He was affiliated with the Second Baptist Church of Ashland. Survivors include a son, Jerry Stapleton of Ashland, a step son, William Rennile also of Ashland, a step daughter, Mrs. Mary Kouns of Portsmouth, OH; a grandson, Jerry Archer and a great grandson, James William Archer both of Paintsville. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sybil Conley of Orlando, FL and Mrs. Lizzie Fannin of Akron, OH; and two brothers, Harry Stapleton of Paintsville and Claude Stapleton of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 2, a the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Graveside rites’ were held Friday in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1968


  
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BLAIR, Lucy (Baldwin)
1895-1968
Southside resident Lucy Blair, 72, died Wednesday, August 21 at her home after an illness of several weeks. Born in Johnson County on September 5, 1895, she was the daughter of the late Wince and Louise Caudill Baldwin and a member of the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 24 in the Beechwall United Baptist Church at Denver with Elders Prater Blair, Arthur Preece and Hammie May officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Denver under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Liss Blair, in 1954. Survivors include four sons, Berlin of Berea, OH, Dennis of Barnetts Creek, Kennith of Columbus, OH, and James H. of Paintsville; three daughters, Ivy Joy Blair of Barnetts Creek, Arlene Ward of Paintsville and Fanny May of Berea, OH; 37 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, Harvey Baldwin, Curtis Baldwin, Marion Baldwin and May Baldwin of Oil Springs, and Alma Spradlin of Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

   
DANIELS, Letha R.
1910-1968
L.R.Daniels Dies:Funeral Set Monday. Louisa
Letha Ralph Daniels,57,of Rt.1 Louisa died of a heart attack at his home at 2:15 pm.August 4,1968. He was born August 27, 1910 At Chandlersville Johnson Co., Ky.He was the son of Carrie Jane "Ramey"Daniels and the late Francis Elcannah Daniels of Coal Grove Ohio. Surviving are his wife Dovie "Castle" Daniels; Three daughters Mrs Fannie Louese "Daniels" Bevins of Louisa,Ky. Linda Jean and Yvonna Faye Daniels both still at home. Two sons Carl Edward (Rita )Daniels of Ypsilanti,Michigan and Eldon K.( Donna) Daniels of Hillard, Ohio.Six sisters; Mrs Hazel Berube of California,, Mrs Mildred Hughes and Mrs Berniece Phillips of Columbus, Ohio,, Mrs Fanny Imogene Johnson of Ypsilanti,Michigan Mrs Shirley Cordle and Mrs Phyllis Howard both of Westwood Sta. Ashland,Ky. Four brothers; Ray Daniels of Ashland,Ky.Bascom Daniels of Louisa,Ky.Earl Junior Daniels of Columbus, Ohio.Harold Daniels of Ypsilanti,Michigan.and Six grandchildren. He was also  preceded in death by one grandson Ralph David Bevins of Hillard,Ohio and one brother L.T.Daniels of Coal Grove,Ohio. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home after noon today Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:am monday at the George Creek United Baptist Church of which he was a long standing member at Lowmansville, Ky.officiting at the funeral will be the Elders Flordia Lyons and Ervin Peston. Burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery at Blaine,Ky.  Under the  directions of The Youngs Funeral of Louisa ,Ky. Submitted By: Fannie (Daniels) Bevins Dec 2012

    
DAVIS, Bernard
1912-1968
Bernard Davis, 56, a resident of Davis Branch, died Saturday, August 3, at his home. A carpenter by trade and a veteran of World War II, he was born in March, 1912, in Johnson County. He was the son of Roscoe and Glennie Childers Davis. A brother, D. Davis, and a sister, Mrs. Curtis Barber, both of Paintsville, survive. Services were held Tuesday, August 6 at the home of a niece, Mrs. Robert Castle, on Davis Branch, W. T. Dalton and Tom Sammons officiated. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch with military rites at the cemetery. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1968

   
DAVIS, Glenn Jr.
1951-1968
Glenn Davis, Jr., was the victim of a drowning accident in Evans Quarry at Marion, OH on Monday, August 5. Born in Johnson County on January 15, 1951, he was the son of Glenn and Mandy Caudill Davis, Sr. and had been a resident of Marion for only two months. A former resident of Paintsville he had been a news sales boy for the Paintsville Herald. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include seven brothers and sisters, Roy Roger Davis of Marion, OH, William Haney of Paintsville, Betty Jean Puckett and Juanita Sue Davis of Marion, OH, Pauline McCarty of Oil Springs, Anna Louise Reed of Winifred and Virginia Carol Reed of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 8 in the Southside Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Interment followed in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1968

  
DYER, Donnie
1958-1968
Funeral services were held at the Beechwall United Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, for three victims of a train-automobile accident at Crestline, OH. Junior Dyer, 37, his wife, and their son, Donnie K. Dyer, 10, were buried in the Spradlin Cemetery at Denver after a joint service. All three died after their automobile collided with a train on Sunday, August 18, in Ohio. Mr. Dyer was the son of Lender and Minnie Ray Dyer. He was born in Salyersville in October, 1930. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of Kay and Alma Baldwin Spradlin of Denver. Donnie was born February 3, 1958 in Cary, OH. The Dyers were residents of Vanlue, OH at the time of their deaths. Two daughters, Darlene and Delphine, survive. Also surviving Mr. Dyer are four half brothers, Jessie Collins of Wheatfield, IN, Acie Collins of Rennsalcar, IN, and Phillip Ray and Kindly Ray, both of Jeffersonville, KY. Two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Craft, and Mrs. Betty Jean Tompkins, live at LaPorte, IN. Mrs. Dyer is survived by three brothers, James Spradlin of Leander, Kerry Spradlin of Denver and Phillip Dean Spradlin of Bellefontaine, OH. four sisters also survive, including Mrs. Opal Traxler, of Marion, OH, Mrs. Rose Hackworth of Vanlue, OH, Mrs. Mae Salyers of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Janice Tipton of Columbus, OH. Officiating at the services were James H. Blair, Francis Blair and Ronson Hackworth. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

  
DYER, Junior
1930-1968
Funeral services were held at the Beechwall United Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, for three victims of a train-automobile accident at Crestline, OH. Junior Dyer, 37, his wife, and their son, Donnie K. Dyer, 10, were buried in the Spradlin Cemetery at Denver after a joint service. All three died after their automobile collided with a train on Sunday, August 18, in Ohio. Mr. Dyer was the son of Lender and Minnie Ray Dyer. He was born in Salyersville in October, 1930. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of Kay and Alma Baldwin Spradlin of Denver. Donnie was born February 3, 1958 in Cary, OH. The Dyers were residents of Vanlue, OH at the time of their deaths. Two daughters, Darlene and Delphine, survive. Also surviving Mr. Dyer are four half brothers, Jessie Collins of Wheatfield, IN, Acie Collins of Rennsalcar, IN, and Phillip Ray and Kindly Ray, both of Jeffersonville, KY. Two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Craft, and Mrs. Betty Jean Tompkins, live at LaPorte, IN. Mrs. Dyer is survived by three brothers, James Spradlin of Leander, Kerry Spradlin of Denver and Phillip Dean Spradlin of Bellefontaine, OH. four sisters also survive, including Mrs. Opal Traxler, of Marion, OH, Mrs. Rose Hackworth of Vanlue, OH, Mrs. Mae Salyers of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Janice Tipton of Columbus, OH. Officiating at the services were James H. Blair, Francis Blair and Ronson Hackworth. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

   
DYER, Sylvia Jean
1968
Funeral services were held at the Beechwall United Baptist Church on Friday, August 23, for three victims of a train-automobile accident at Crestline, OH. Junior Dyer, 37, his wife, and their son, Donnie K. Dyer, 10, were buried in the Spradlin Cemetery at Denver after a joint service. All three died after their automobile collided with a train on Sunday, August 18, in Ohio. Mr. Dyer was the son of Lender and Minnie Ray Dyer. He was born in Salyersville in October, 1930. Mrs. Dyer was the daughter of Kay and Alma Baldwin Spradlin of Denver. Donnie was born February 3, 1958 in Cary, OH. The Dyers were residents of Vanlue, OH at the time of their deaths. Two daughters, Darlene and Delphine, survive. Also surviving Mr. Dyer are four half brothers, Jessie Collins of Wheatfield, IN, Acie Collins of Rennsalcar, IN, and Phillip Ray and Kindly Ray, both of Jeffersonville, KY. Two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Craft, and Mrs. Betty Jean Tompkins, live at LaPorte, IN. Mrs. Dyer is survived by three brothers, James Spradlin of Leander, Kerry Spradlin of Denver and Phillip Dean Spradlin of Bellefontaine, OH. four sisters also survive, including Mrs. Opal Traxler, of Marion, OH, Mrs. Rose Hackworth of Vanlue, OH, Mrs. Mae Salyers of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Janice Tipton of Columbus, OH. Officiating at the services were James H. Blair, Francis Blair and Ronson Hackworth. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

   
JUSTICE, Jack
1896-1968
Retired C & O conductor Jack Justice, 72, died Thursday, August 8 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Floyd County on March 6, 1896, he was the son of the late Jeff and Cynthia Stevens Justice. A veteran of World War I, he was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Josephine Wells, a son, Billie W. Justice of Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Sterling Ward of Tomahawk and Mrs. Charles Adams of Ashland; seven grandchildren and a brother, John Thornberry of Pyramid. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10 in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverends  Charlie Lemaster, Scott Castle and Claude Preston officiating. Honorary pallbearers were C. H. Vincent, Tom Butler, Abe Barber, Charlie Newsom, Tom Allen, O. A. Wilson, Jay Daniel, Ben Lockwood, Gordie Dingus and Elmer Wells. Interment was held in the Hall Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1968

   
KESTNER, Norma
1926-1968
Miss Norma Kestner, 41, died on Wednesday, August 14 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Services were held Saturday, August 17 in the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short and Edgar Preston officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Meally. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born in Johnson County on September 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Mrs. Goldie Music Huff and the late Sam Kestner. She had lived at Meally all her life and was a member of the Meally Church of Christ. Survivors, in addition to her mother, are three brothers, Walter of Floral City, FL, Earnest and Elija of Maywood, IL, and two sisters, Bessie Green of Peach Creek, WV and Junnie Blevins of Stevenson, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
LANEY, Dovie
1922-1968
Dovie Laney, 44, died Monday, August 12 at her home in Paintsville after an illness of a year and a half. Born in Pike County on March 2, 1922, she was the daughter of Arlie and Minnie Miller Laney, who survive. She had been a resident of Paintsville for the last three years. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are six sons, Jay York of Shiloh, OH, John W. Whitt of Michigan, Ray D. Ward, Kennith Ward and Freddie Ward of Paintsville and Sherman Whitt, Jr. of Offutt; four daughters, Elsie Jane Shokial of Lawrenceburg, IN, Fay Shoper of Havana, OH, Rosetta Ward and Dimple Ward of Paintsville. Additional survivors include six brothers and sisters, Howard Laney of Shiloh, OH, Ray Laney and Beatrice Cavans of Offutt, Irene Steel of Franklin Furnace, OH, Mary Castle of Bellefontaine, OH, and Betty Whitt of Offutt. Funeral services were held Thurs, August 15 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Don Fraley and Vern Conley officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Offutt under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
LEMASTER, Allie (Pennington)
1912-1968
Mrs. Allie Lemaster, 56, died suddenly Friday, August 9, at her home in Win. Born in Johnson County on March 20, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Harmon and Polly Smith Pennington. She had been a resident of Win all her life and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Buell Lemaster, whom she married in 1927. Additional survivors include six sons, Willis of Plain City, OH, Clyde and Ellis of Columbus, OH, Wallace of Oil Springs, Kennith and Darrell of Win; four daughters, Martha Kimbleton, Linnie Fowler and Katheryn Cantrell of Columbus, OH and Roxie Blevins of Win; and 18 grandchildren. Seven brothers and sisters, Bill Pennington of Ophir, Jim Pennington of Columbus, OH, Lizzie Blanton of Mine Fork, Rosa Peters of San Lick, Cynthia Salyer of Springfield, OH, Edna Jenkins of Win and Opal Lemaster of Columbus, OH, also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday, August 12 with Taylor Williams and Lowell Ferguson officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Win under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1968

  
MCKENZIE, Wendell
1968
Services were held at Staffordsville on Wednesday, for Pvt. Wendell Howard McKenzie, U. S. Marine Corps, who was killed August 10 in Vietnam. The 18 year old Marien was the son of William and Jessie Tackett McKenzie, now residents of Springfield, OH. Survivors, other than the parents, include a brother, William Kennedy McKenzie, of Springfield. Rev. Earl Rowland and Rev. John F. Ratliff officiated at services in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

  
MEEK, Aaron
1902-1968
Mr. Aaron (Beade) Meek, 65, died Thursday, August 22 at his home in West Van Lear after a brief illness. Born at Boons Camp on February 5, 1902, he was the son of the late Clint and Lydia Meek Meek. Survivors include a son, Howard Douglas Meek of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Francis Nessary of Wabash, IN and Mrs. Ginger Ann Walters of Dayton, OH; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild; a brother, Shade Meek of Dayton, OH; and two sisters, Mrs. Dixie Muncy and Mrs. Norma Akers of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 25 in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Scott Castle and Jeff Perry officiating. His grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

   
RAMEY, Ruben
1908-1968
Ruben Ramey, 60, a saw mill worker in Orgas, WV, died Wednesday, August 28 in the New Memorial Hospital at Whitesville, WV after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on January 26, 1908, he was the son of the late Dan and Sarah Ratliff Ramey. His wife, Lexie Ramey, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Earl Douglas Ramey of Orgas, WV, four daughters, Vera Taylor of Orgas, WV, Sarah Ward of Paintsville, Betty Reynolds of Charleston, WV, and Connie Louinde of Buck Creek. Additional survivors include four brothers and sisters, Hayes Ramey of Van Lear, Della Dale of Columbus, OH, Montie Bowling of Rodefield, WV, and Myrtle Smenantko of Columbus, OH, 11 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 31 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Scott Castle and Claude Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Thursday, September 5, 1968

   
RICE, Alger
1897-1968
West Van Lear resident Alger Rice, 71, died Sunday, August 11 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 15 in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Rev. John Sammons officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A retired farmer, he was born in Johnson County on June 13, 1897, the son of the late George W. and Sarah C. Blair Rice. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Rivers Rice; two sons, Harold M. of Paintsville and Arnold Lee of Dayton, OH; five grandchildren and a brother, Archie Rice of Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1968

   
RICE, Marietta
1886-1968
Miss Marietta Rice, 82, died Wednesday, August 14, in a Lexington hospital. Born in Paintsville on July 23, 1886, she was the daughter of the late G. W. and Margaret R. Osborne Rice. A resident of Wittensville at the time of her death, she was affiliated with the Methodist Church. Survivors include five brothers and sisters, Winston Rice, Don Rice, and Mrs. May Combs of Wittensville, McKinley Rice of Flatwoods, and Mrs. Ida VanHoose of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 16, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Frank Spillman officiating. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Interment followed in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
RICE, Milburn W.
1895-1968
Former coal operator Milburn W. Rice, 72, died Wednesday, August 14 in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Born in Johnson County on September 18, 1895, he was the son of the late Charles and Sola May Rice. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Virginia Holt. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; two daughters by his first marriage, Mrs. Donna May Fiscus of Bloomington, IN and Mrs. Martha Ann Norman of Heltonville, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Grayce Bailey of Mansfield, OH and Mrs. Alma Daniel of Sitka and five grandchildren. Burial was held in Fort Myers on August 16. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
RIGSBY, Billy
1949-1968
Billy Rigsby, 19, son of Lafrance and Ruth Castle Rigsby, succumbed Monday, August 26 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after an illness of several months. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, at the United Baptist Church with Elders Everett Slone and Cullie Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery. Born April 23, 1949, at Paintsville, William F. Rigsby was a Lexington resident and vocational school student at the time of his death. He was a 1967 graduate of Paintsville High School and had resided here for the completion of his high school education. His parents had moved to Lexington three years ago. Additional survivors include a sister, Leneda and a brother, James Michael, both of Lexington; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Rigsby of Paintsville and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Castle of Tutor Key. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1968

  
SALYER, Oscar
1912-1968
Wabash, IN resident, Oscar Salyer, 55, died Monday, August 26, after an extended illness. Born at Flat Gap on September 10, 1912, he was the son of the late James H. and Belle Castle Salyer. He had been a resident of Wabash for the last 21 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Adams, two daughters, Mrs. Bob Gratsse of Des Moines, IA, and Mrs. Levi Dennison of Wabash; six grandchildren; two brothers, Estill Salyer of Sitka, and Ralph Salyer of Paintsville; and a niece, Mrs. John McCarty of Wabash. Services were held Wednesday, August 28 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Edgar Hewlett officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Thursday, September 5, 1968

  
SELVAGE, Flossie (Ratliff)
1895-1968
Mrs. Flossie Selvage, 72, died Friday, August 16, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ilene pack in Denver, after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 17 in the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Prater Blair, Lonza Reed and James H. Blair officiating. Pallbearers were Ray T. Preston, Raymond McCarty, J. C. Selvage, Marcus O’Bryan, Ova Reed and Clinton Selvage. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Born at Barnetts Creek on December 16, 1895, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Sis Ward Ratliff. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Pack, two sons, Ivan Selvage of Columbus, OH and Ray Selvage of Wabash, IN. Additional survivors are six brothers and sisters, Dennie Ratliff and Mrs. Flora Blair of Barnetts Creek, Ellis Ratliff of Collista, Verlon Ratliff of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Callie Setser of Paintsville and Mrs. Emma Selvage of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
SPARKS, Katherine (Medley)
1885-1968
Katherine Medley Sparks, 84, died Friday, August 16 in Chillicothe Hospital, Chillicothe, OH after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Willie and Lucy Conley Medley, she was born in Johnson County on May 19, 1885 and was a former resident of Flat Gap. She was preceded in death by her husband, David (Dock) Sparks. Survivors include six sons, Gusta of Hilliard, OH, Orthie of Flat Gap, Rupert of Springfield, OH, Maxwell of Manila, Faldo of Ashland, and Leslie of Columbus, two daughters, Mrs. Chester Barker of Milford Center, OH, and Mrs. Darrell Sparks of Chillicothe, OH; 34 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers, Wallace Medley of Portsmouth, OH, Ova Medley of Flat Gap, and David Medley of Russell. Funeral services  were held Monday, August 19, in the Martha Church of God with Homer Evans and Herbert Phillips officiating. Burial followed in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
SPENCER, Virgie Mae
1905-1968
Jenkins Virgie Mae Spencer Jenkins of Walbridge, OH, formerly of this area, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 24. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 28 in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home at Walbridge with the Reverend Reinhold Markwart officiating. Burial was held in the Lake Township Cemetery. Born June 15, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Lula Hobson Spencer. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Jenkins, three daughters, Patricia, Myrtle and Helen; four sons, Edward E., Thomas F., Kenneth and Roger and 20 grandchildren. Four sisters, Alka, Dialphia, Stella and Ethel Vertrice; three brothers, Lindsey, Otto and Gradle; one half-brother, Cyrus Spencer, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1968

   
SUBLETT, Jane (Osborne)
1887-1968
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13 for Mrs. Jane Sublett, 81, who passed away on Saturday, August 10 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. W. L. Ford and Milt Blankenship officiated at the services held in the Sitka Church of Christ. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home, was held in the Sublett Cemetery at Sitka. Born at Volga on April 8, 1887, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Brown Osborne. She had been a resident of Sitka for the past seventy years and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Her husband, Dallas Sublett, preceded her in death on March 14, 1953. Survivors include four sons, Walter of Ashland, Hobart of Lima, OH, James T. of Sitka and Wilburn of Marion, OH; four daughters, Leliah Wheeler and Neva Rothwell of Ashland and Dorothy Wyatt and Billie Rene Meade of Sitka; 25 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, William Osborne of Ashland, and Johnny Osborne of Elm Creek, NE. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1968

  
TACKETT, Flora (Blanton)
1915-1968
Mrs. Flora Tackett, 53, died Wednesday, August 14 at her home in Waverly, OH after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on January 28, 1915. Surviving are her husband, A. D. Tackett; a brother, Milt Blanton of Lookout; and a sister, Mary Castle of Marion, OH. Services were conducted Saturday, August 17 in the Hammond Freewill Church with Reverend Vern Conley officiating. Burial was held in the family cemetery at Hammond. The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
TRIMBLE, Reba (Salyer)
1905-1968
Services for Mrs. Reba Trimble, 62, of West Liberty, Route 2, were held on Wednesday, August 14 in the Wilkins Funeral Home, West Liberty, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Trimble was pronounced dead on arrival at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, OH, on Sunday, August 11. She had been under a physician’s care for a heart condition, but death was unexpected. Mrs. Trimble was a member of the Denver Baptist Church. A native of Denver and the daughter of Addison M. and Cora Rice Salyer, she was born August 21, 1905. She married Buell G. Trimble in Greenup, April 28, 1929. They moved to Ohio, and resided in Champaign and Logan Counties the past 39 years. Survivors, other than her husband, include two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Webber of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Barbara Nichols of Ronson, MI; four sons, Willis Trimble of San Jose, CA, Roger of San Diego, CA, Glenn of Worthington and Patrick of the U. S. Marine Corps, stationed in Washington, D.C. ; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bethel Lowe of Ashland, Mrs. Pauline Blair and Miss Ruth Salyer, both of Barnetts Creek; and six brothers, Roy Salyer of St. Cloud, FL, Cecil of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ray of Collista, Patrick of Ashland, Billy of Rising Sun, IN, and Grady of Ypsilanti, MI. Two brothers preceded her in death. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1968

   
WILLS, Paul J.
1914-1968
Paul J. Wills, 54, of Ragland, WV, died Saturday, August 24 after suffering a sudden heart attack. According to a spokeman from the Brooks Funeral Home, Wills had just completed a shift of work at Island Creek Coal Company’s mine No. 17 when the fatal attack developed. Born on February 17, 1914 in Van Lear, he was the son of the late Jake and Margaret Curran Wills. Survivors include the widow, Louise Jordon Wills; three sons, William stationed with the United States Army at Ft. Bragg,  NC, Thomas of Columbus, OH, and Clarence Wills, at home, and a daughter, Sharon, at home. Additional survivors include four brothers, Charley Wills of Van Lear, Bill Wills of Dayton, Frank Wills of Lexington, and Ralph Wills of Pallatine, IL; and three sisters,  Mrs. Nell Himes of Vanceburg, Mrs. Mary Preston and Mrs. Anna Ruth Tootsey of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 27 in the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverend Tom Kirk officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. View Memory Garden at Maher under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Thursday, September 5, 1968


    
SEPTEMBER - 1968


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BURCHETT, Grover
1886-1968
Ophir resident Grover Burchett, 81, died September 27 in a local hospital after a year’s illness. Born in Morgan County, in October 1886, he was the son of Robert and Margaret Pennington Burchett. He was a retired farmer, and a veteran of WWI. His wife, Ida Rowland Burchett, preceded him in death in 1936. Three sons, Buford and Lindsay of Relief, and Homer of Jerry City, OH, survive, as do five daughters, Gillie Marie Burchett of Relief, Rouie Spradlin of West Van Lear, Sally Barker of West Liberty, Edna King of Columbus, OH and Gracie Trimble of Catawha, OH. Twenty-five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Services were held Monday, September 30, at the Burchett home, with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial followed at the Burchett Flat Cemetery, Relief. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1968

    
BURCHETT, Susan Elaine
1967-1968
Susan Elaine Burchett, the sixteen month old daughter of Buford and Grace Rowland Burchett, died Wednesday, September 25 in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was born in Paintsville on April 28, 1967, and was a resident of Dingus at the time of her death. Survivors including the parents, are two half-sisters, Doris Ann Holbrook of Mima and Rose Burchett of Dingus and two half-brothers, Hansel Burchett of Canton, OH and Everett Burchett of Inez. The Reverends Ellis Hamilton and Charles Stapleton officiated at services held at the parent’s home in Dingus on Saturday, September 28. Burial was held in the Burchett Flat Cemetery at Relief under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1968

   
CASSADY, Bill
1889-1968
William “Bill” Cassady, 79, died Thursday, September19 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. Born in Martin County on January 18, 1889, he was a veteran of World War I, a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ. His wife, the former Zellie Sturgill, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Charles Cecil Cassady, of Jeffersonville, IN; a step son, David Trimble of Lorain, OH, and a step daughter, June Trimble of Hillsboro; and a sister, Mrs. Maxie Pack of Charleston, WV. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 21 in the Chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Cecil Sherman the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 25, 1968

   
DANIEL, William Mitchell
1968
William Mitchell Daniel, a retired Navy veteran, died September 19th, in a Cincinnati, OH hospital. He was the son of the late William Marion and Nancy Ellen Salyer Daniel. Survivors include his wife, the former Vera Reeman; four sisters, Mrs. Della Wireman of Cincinnati, Mrs. Myrtle Southers and Mrs. Nora Dehart of Ashland, Mrs. Evelyn Staton of Maryland; and one brother, Homer Daniel of Paintsville. Burial was held Monday, September 23 in Cincinnati, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 25, 1968

   
ESTEP, Lexie (Phillips)
1906-1968
Former Johnson County resident Lexie Estep, 61, died Monday, September 30 in Grant Hospital at Columbus, OH after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Friday, October 4 at the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Elders J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Interment followed in the Estep Cemetery at Fuget under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on November 9, 1906, she was the daughter of the late David and Cora McKenzie Phillips. She had lived at Pickerington, OH for the past eleven years and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, C. W. “Bill” Estep, whom she married on October 19, 1921; five sons, Frelan, Charles, David and James Estep of Pickerington, OH and Ford Estep of Fairborn, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine McKenzie of Navarre, OH, Mrs. Gusta Estep of Fuget and Miss Rita Estep of Pickerington, OH and twenty grandchildren. Additional survivors include six brothers and sistes, Onda and Ollie Phillips of Pickerington, OH, Olva Phillips of Lucasville, OH, Tolva Phillips of Flat Gap, Miss Maxine Phillips of Pickerington, OH and Mrs. Cova Webb of Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1968

   
FLETCHER, Jesse
1890-1968
Jesse Fletcher, 78, a retired miner and resident of Tutor Key, died Thursday, September 5, after a brief illness. He was born February 2, 1890, in Johnson County, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ward Fletcher, a son, Ray Fletcher of Tutor Key, a foster son, Lloyd Ward of Wharton, WV, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Willard Castle of Tutor Key. Also surviving are two half sisters, Mary Jane Blevins of Springfield, OH, and Lula Harkless of Paintsville. Services were held Sunday morning, September 8, at Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church, Tutor Key, with Cullie Sparks, Virgil Daniel and Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1968

    
GIBSON, James Franklin
1923-1968
James Franklin Gibson, 44, died Thursday, September 26 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on November 15, 1923, he was the son of Lizzie Caudill Gibson and the late Nath Gibson. He had been a resident of Riceville for the last two years. Survivors include the mother, five brothers and sisters, Manuel and Lee Gibson and Velva Jackson of Riceville, Ethel Decker of Radford, VA, and Gladie Haudnall of Indiana; and two half sisters, Tressie Ivey of Oak Hill, WV, and Verna Skaggs of Anstead, WV. Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 29 in the Riceville Freewill Baptist church with Scott Castle the officiating minister. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Riceville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1968

   
LEAKE, John Sr.
1887-1968
John Leake, Sr., 81, died Monday, September 2 in Prestonsburg after a brief illness. Born in Floyd County on February 4, 1887, he was the son of the late Marion McDonald and Rhoda Shell Leake and was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of his death. Survivors include the widow, Elizabeth Butler Leake, a son, John Leake, Jr., of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Mrs. Joe DeRossette of East Point; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Additional survivors include a brother, Tom Leake, of East Point, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Stevens of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held today, Thursday September 5 in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Reverends Willard Wilcox and Russell Ramey officiating. Interment followed in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Thursday September 5, 1968

   
MCCARTY, Caroline (Clark)
1879-1968
Manila resident Caroline McCarty, 91, died Tuesday, September 10 at the home of her son, Espa McCarty of Oil Springs, after an illness of one year. Born in Johnson County on November 11, 1879, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Nancy Colvin Clark. Her husband, Will McCarty, preceded her in death in 1925. Survivors, in addition to her son, Espa, include two daughters, Myrta Moore of Adams and Irene Hay of Flat Gap. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 12 in the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elders Arnold Reed, Lonza Reed, and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial will be held in the family cemetery at Manila. The Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1968

   
MORRISON, James M. Jr.
1902-1968
James M. Morrison, Jr., 66, died Wednesday, September 25 in a Columbus Hospital after a long illness. Born in Lawrence county on July 2, 1902, he was the son of the late James and Miranda Morrison and was a resident of Columbus, OH, at the time of his death. Survivors include the wife, Sadie H. Morrison; one son, James M. Morrison of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Georgie Slay of Holden, WV, Mrs. Mollie Litteral and Mrs. Minnie Cox of Jackson, OH, and Mrs. Lucy Williams of Delbarton, WV ;and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 27 in the Curt Right Funeral Home at Louisa. Burial was held at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1968

   
MUSIC, Aggie (Powers)
1893-1968
Aggie Music, 74, died Friday, September 6, at the Paintsville Clinic after an extended illness. A life-long resident of Meally, she was born November 5, 1893 at Van Lear, the daughter of George and Minerva Goble Powers. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Melvin Music, survives. They were married at Meally in December 1914. Also surviving are three sons; Gilbert, of Van Lear, James R. of Columbus, OH, and Frank M. of Wabash, IN, a daughter, Gussie Music, lives at Meally, another daughter, Lorene Blandship, lives at Mt. Sterling, OH, and a third daughter, Susie Ferguson, lives in Columbus. Surviving brothers and sisters include Carl and Garfield Powers of Meally, Estill Powers of Dayton, OH, Mrs. J. H. Short and Mrs. Arlie Wells of Meally and Mrs. Evert Murphy of Van Lear. Nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. Services were held Monday, September 9, at the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Music cemetery at Meally. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1968

   
PENNINGTON, Dewain
1968-1968
Dewain Pennington, the three and half month old son of Jack and Gonda Hannah Pennington died Sunday, September 1 at this home in Staffordsville. Additional survivors include four brothers and sisters, Doris Ann, Diane, Danny and Donnie Pennington at home; the paternal grandparents, Ray and Beulah Pennington of Flat Gap; and the maternal grandparents, Raymond and Josephine Hannah of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 4 at the home of Ray Pennington on Patterson Creek in Red Bush with the Reverend Ellis Hamilton officiating. Interment was held in the Salyers Cemetery at Red Bush. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Thursday, September 5, 1968

    
WELLS, Sally (Burchett)
1883-1968
Services were held Monday, September 30, for Sally Burchett Wells, former Floyd Countian who died September 27 in Xenia, OH. Mrs. Wells, who was 84 at the time of her death, was born in Floyd County in December 1883, the daughter of Armstead and Ella Burchett. Her husband, the late Winfield Wells, preceded her in death in 1964. Survivors include three sons and two daughters, Elzie and Tommie Wells of Van Lear; Thurman Wells of Rush, Mrs. Erma Eston of Eaton, OH, and Mrs. Opal McCormick of Xenia. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Wells’ grandsons served as pallbearers. Four sisters also survive; Mrs. James Porter of South Webster, OH, Mrs. L. b. Moore and Mrs. Ruby Greer of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Nellie Pennington of Pomona, CA. Terry McFiffen officiated at the services held at Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Auxier Govt. Removal Cemetery. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1968

    
WILLIAMS, Dewey
1898-1968
Dewey Williams, 70, died Saturday, September 7, in a local hospital after an illness of one month. Born in Johnson County on February 29, 1898, he was the son of the late Patton and Mary Vaughan Williams. A retired wholesale grocery man, he was a resident of Walnut Avenue in Paintsville at the time of his death. Survivors include the wife, the former Sarah Burke; two daughters, Mrs. Kermit Baldridge of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Charles Conley of Ashland; two sons, Paul Williams of Ashland and Charles Dewey Williams of Lexington; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother, Oscar P. Williams, and a sister, Mrs. C. C. Hall, both of Paintsville, also survive. Funeral services were conducted on Tues, September 10 in the First Christian Church of Paintsville with the Pastor, Jerry Ginnan, officiating. Interment followed in the Davis Cemetery at Paintsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1968


   
OCTOBER - 1968

   
   
 
 
BUTCHER, Robert Neil
1968
Robert Neil Butcher, infant son of Virgil and Barbara Spence Butcher, died Monday, October 14, at Williamsport. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include a brother, Harrison Ray and a sister; Barbara Sue, both at home. The maternal grandparents are Shirley and Mary Spence, the paternal grandparents are James and Batha Butcher. Services were held Wednesday, October 16, at the home of James Butcher, with Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

   
CAIN, William T.
1968
Services were conducted at Louisa on October 19 for William T. Cain, 80, operator of the Sipp Theatre in downtown Paintsville, a drive-in theatre in King Addition, and the Garden Theatre in Louisa. A familiar figure in Paintsville, Bill Cain originally was from Martin County, but moved to Louisa when he was a boy. He was the son of attorney W. T. Cain and Sarah Ann Copley Cain. Ill on several occasions during the past year, Mr. Cain had been in a Huntington hospital for surgery. He died October 17. In addition to theatre interests, in which he had been active for over 50 years, he owned real estate in Louisa and Paintsville. His cooperation enabled Teen Town, in Paintsville, to occupy an abandoned theatre at a minimum rental after their original quarters were no longer available. He had been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in January of this year. His wife, Dorothy Webb Cain, died in 1963. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Cain, and two brothers, Fred and Arlie Cain, all of Louisa. A granddaughter and three great grandchildren also survive. Services were held at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa, and burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968

   
CANTRELL, Lillie (Fairchild)
1881-1968
Inez resident, Mrs. Lillie Cantrell, 87, succumbed Tuesday, October 29 at the home of her step son, Ira Cantrell in Inez, after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County, on May 2, 1881, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Mary Pelphrey Fairchild. Her husband, Mace Cantrell, preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving is another step son, Henry Cantrell of Ashland. Funeral services were held Friday, November 1 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Tommy Bailey and Taylor Williams officiating. Burial was held in the Cantrell Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

  
CHANCELLOR, Amanda Roney (Rigsby)
1968
Mrs. Amanda Roney Chancellor of Parkersburg, WV died October 15 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in that city. She was the sister of Mrs. Fred White of Paintsville. Mrs. Chancellor was born at Carver, in Magoffin County, the daughter of the late Lee and Victoria Slusher Rigsby. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Harry James Roney and Harold C. Roney, both of Parkersburg; a grandson, Charles Lee Roney; two sisters, Mrs. White and Mrs. George Matthews of Tucson, AZ; three brothers, Jasper Rigsby of Salyersville, Harry and Roy Rigsby of Carver and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Mary Minnix preceded her in death. Services were conducted last Friday at Parkersburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

   
COTTLE, Kelly
1894-1968
Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, October 30 for Kelly N. Cottle, 73, who died Monday, October 28, in a local hospital after an illness of six months. Don Fraley and Byron VanHoose were the officiating ministers for the services held in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Cottle Cemetery at West Liberty under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Born in Morgan County on November 20, 1894, he was the son of the late Tom Newt and Elizabeth Burkhart Cottle. A retired employee of the Railway Express, he was a resident of Thealka at the time of his death and wa member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, the former Dora M. Cooper survives as do three sons, James W. of Middletown, OH, Robert L. of Lebanon, OH, and Ernest H. of Elizabethtown. Additional survivors include 11 grandchildren, two brothers, Gen F. Cottle of Paintsville and Donald Cottle of Salt Lick, and three sisters, Mrs. Bell Pratt of Canton, OH, Mrs. Anna Perry of Salt Lick and Mrs. Minnie Roberts of Middletown, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968

  
CRIDER, Alex M.
1868-1968
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 15 for Alex Morgan Crider, 91, who died Sunday, October 13 in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home. The Reverends Cline Salyers and Melvin Blanton officiated at the services held in the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Interment was held in the Music Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Born in Floyd County on January 18, 1868, he was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Music Crider and was a resident of East Point at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Lucy B. Crider; two sons, Hershell Crider of Little Hocking, OH, and Martin Crider of East Point, a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hitchcock of Uhrichsville, OH and 11 grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers, Samuel Crider of East Point, Grover Crider of Paintsville and Will Crider of West Van Lear, and a sister, Mrs. Harriet Hester of East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1968

  
DALZELL, Harold
1968
Harold Leroy Dalzell passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, October 4, at the home of his father-in-law, Mr. W. H. Cox, 135 E. Main Street, Paintsville. His death was unexpected although he had undergone major open heart surgery twice within the past 6 ½ years at Houston, TX. Death was caused by failure of an artificial heart valve. Mr. Dalzell was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Dalzell, deceased, and was born in Youngstown, OH. He had been residing with Mr. and Mrs. Cox for the past few months, but his home was in Irving, TX. Mr. Dalzell attended Mt. Union College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was retired from his career with Thompson Electric Company of Cleveland, OH, because of his health. He had held the position of national sales manager for many years. He was a member of the First Methodist church of Cleveland, OH, and was a member of the Midwest Engineering Society, Cleveland Illuminating Engineering Society, the Lake Shore club of Chicago, and the M.I.T. Club of Chicago. He was married to Wilma Jane Cox Dalzell on January 28, 1961 in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his son, Richard Alan Dalzell, Irving, TX, a step daughter, Mrs. J. Vernon Majakey of Paintsville; one brother, Herbert Vernon Dalzell, Youngstown, OH, two grandchildren, Denise and Deborah Dalzell; two step grandsons, Lee and Bill Majakey. The funeral was conducted in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 7, with the Reverend Jerry Ginnan officiating. The Eulogy was read, a very beautiful and touching tribute by Dr. Paul B. Hall. Pallbearers were George Branham, Bill Borders, Clarence Castle, Mark Maggard, Andrew Byrd Cox, Paul W. Cox, Dr. Robert. A. Hall, Dr. Jerry Fraim and Dr. C. H. Saylor of Irving, TX. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1968

   
DANIELS, Jasper G.
1888-1968
Thealka resident Jasper G. “Jep” Daniels, 80, died Sunday, October 27 in a local nursing home after an illness of five months. Born in Johnson County on February 29, 1888, he was the son of the late Jasper and Regina Castle Daniels. He was a retired employee of the United Fuel Gas Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former, Maggie Templeton; two sons, Ruby Daniels of Atlanta, GA and Kenneth Ray Daniels of Sacramento, CA; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Today, October 30 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Don Fraley and Scott Castle the officiating ministers. Burial was held in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968

  
DARLINGTON, Reba (Woods)
1928-1968
Reba Woods Darlington, 40, died Saturday, October 26 as a result of an auto accident on a highway near London, OH. Her husband, Robert, was also killed in the accident. Born in Johnson County on May 22, 1928, she was the daughter of Jessie Woods and the late Lena Daniel Woods. She lived at London, OH at the time of her death. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, Rudell VanHoose of Huntington, WV, Joyce Bromley, Jane Myers and Charles Edsel Woods of London, OH and Jessie Woods, Jr., of Marysville, OH. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, November 1 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Daniels Family Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968

   
HANNAH, Mahala (Shell)
1968
Mahala Hannah, 73, a resident of Leander, died Wednesday, October 16, in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. She was the wife of Proctor Hannah, and the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Leotta Snipes Shell. Mrs. Hannah was a member of the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. Two sons, Farrell and Farrie Hannah of Leander and two daughters, Mrs. Arminta Vandale of Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Irene Reynolds of Tampa, FL, also survive, as do 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers, Johnnie Shell of West Prestonsburg, Thurman Shell of West Van Lear, and Sam Shell of Springfield, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Eunice Fairchilds of Christiansburg, OH. Services were held Saturday, October 19 at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Charlie Lemaster, Mose Kitchen and Richard Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Hannah family cemetery at Leander. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

  
HOLBROOK, A. M. "Mint"
18883-1968
Paintsville resident A. M. “Mint” Holbrook, 85, died Sunday, October 20 at his residence on Highland Avenue after an illness of several months. Born in Lawrence County on March 6, 1883, he was the son of the late Dr. Scott and Mary Burton Holbrook. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include the wife, the former Martha Lee Adams, five daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Howard of Newport News, VA, Sister Agnus Martha of London, KY, Mrs. Raymond Scott of Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Berlin Griffith of Winchester and Mrs. Wendell Blanton of Staffordsville; 28 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 23 in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with the Reverends Claude Preston and Bob Blanton officiating. Interment followed in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

   
JONES, Malisse
1968
Malisse Jones, widow of Sylvester Jones, died in a Columbus, OH hospital on October 28. She was a member of Bethel United Baptist Church for over thirty years. Survivors include three step daughters, Mrs. Vada Lowry of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Corda McKenzie of Paintsville, and Luda Blanton of Volga; one step son, Delbert Jones of Rose Dale, OH; a half brother, Ora Ferguson of Keaton and a host of friends and relatives. Graveside rites were held at Flat Gap on October 31 with O. I. Williams and Tommy Bailey the officiating ministers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

  
LOWE, Jay
1924-1968
World War II veteran Jay Lowe, 44, died Monday, October 28 in the Lexington V A Hospital after an extended illness. A coal miner by occupation, he was born September 2, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Amos and Thurs Nelson Lowe. Survivors include two sons, Richard Lowe of Detroit, MI, and Jonathon Lowe of Lowmansville; three brothers, Johnnie Lowe of Florida, and Jimmy and Arbie Lowe of Staffordsville; two sisters, Hazel Lowe, and Elizabeth Blankenship of Columbus, OH; and two half brothers, Walter Lowe of Charlie and Ray Lowe of Waverly, OH. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 31 at the home of his brother, Arbie Lowe in Staffordsville. Burial will follow in the Lowe Family cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968

   
MCKENZIE, Blanche (Blanton)
1910-1968
Mrs. Blanche McKenzie, 58, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Low Gap, died in a Columbus hospital on Thursday, October 17. A native of Johnson County, she was born July 2, 1910, a daughter of the late Sanford and Hester Burchett Blanton. She was a member of the Cole Springs United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charlie McKenzie; three sons, Wilber, Lacy and Tracy, all of Columbus, five daughters, Mrs. Pauline Perkins of Orient, OH, Mrs. Betty Biggs of Jackson, OH, Mrs. Phyllis Shew of California, Mrs. Martha Graham and Mrs. Francis Hunt of Columbus, OH. Eleven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Erie Fairchild of Oil Springs and Mrs. Hazel Long of Louisville, also survive. Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 21 in the Schaedinger Hilltop Chapel with the Reverend Charles Bowman officiating. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968

   
OWENS, Henry
1901-1968
Henry Owens, 67, died Tuesday, October 8, after an extended illness. Born in Floyd County on May 8, 1901 he was the son of the late S. E. and Martha Bowe Owens. A retired clerk, he made his residence at Paintsville at the time of his death. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, P.M., 381 F & AM, Past High Potentate of 131 R.A.M. No. 48 Knight Templer and Past Patron of 320 O.E.S. Surviving are the wife, the former Joyce McKenzie, one son, James F. Owens of Columbus, OH, two daughters, Neva Misner of Cincinnati, OH and Martha Hatcher of Raleigh, NC and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, October 11 in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams, Arnold Reed, Lonza Reed, and J. T. Bailey the officiating ministers. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1968

   
PATRICK, Boyd
1908-1968
Greentown resident Boyd Patrick, 60, died Tuesday, October 8, at his home after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, October 9 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with the Reverend Claude Preston officiating. Interment followed in the Estep Cemetery at Rockhouse under the direction of the Paintsville funeral Home. Born in Morgan County on April 22, 1908, he was the son of the late Clay and Tilda Wilson Patrick. He was formerly employed by the Big Sandy Cinder Block Co. Survivors include the wife, the former Venice Bayes; a son, Billy Patrick of Paintsville; and s step daughter, Geraldine DePaolis of Glen Echo, MD. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1968

   
PATRICK, Thomas S.
1898-1968
Thomas S. Patrick, 69, a retired employee of Williams Grocery Company, died Wednesday, September 25, in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born at Riceville in October 1898, he was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was the son of Rue and Emma May Patrick. Surviving are his wife, Flossie Burks Patrick, a son, Thomas S. Patrick, Jr. of Bascom, OH, and a daughter, Jacqueline Richardson of Betsy Layne. A sister, Mrs. Foster Frazier of Paintsville, also survives. Services were held Saturday, September 28, at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, with Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. Claude Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery at Leander. Pallbearers included O. P. Williams, Jr., Bob Williams, John Blair, Rhule McClure, Mitchell Kimbler, Beecher Conley, and Manford Colvin. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1968

   
PELPHREY, Cora
1909-1968
Mrs. Cora Pelphrey, 59, died Thursday, October 17 at a local nursing home after an illness of six weeks. Born at Denver on March 15, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Ida Selvage Pelphrey. She had been a resident of West Van Lear for the past 35 years and was a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Malcolm Pelphrey preceded her in death on June 26, 1964. Survivors include a son, John Pelphrey of West Van Lear; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Carter of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Danny Crothers of Douglas, AZ and Mrs. Barba Akin of Columbus, OH. Additional survivors include a brother Oliver Spradlin of West Van Lear, a sister, Dollie Collins of Melvin; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 20 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with John Sammons officiating. Burial was held in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

   
PRESTON, Ballard
1968
Ballard Preston, 81, died Saturday, October 19, at his home in Boons Camp after an illness of several weeks. Services were held Tuesday, October 22 at the Old Friendship United Baptist church of which he was a member. Glen Arrowood, Alpha Davis and Earl Muncy officiated. Mr. Preston was born at Williamsport, but had lived at Boons Camp for the past 50 years. He was the son of Lige and Lizzie Ward Preston. Survivors include his wife, Martha Walters Ward Preston, four sons, Cecil of Williamsport, Johnnie of Wheelwright, Earl of Geneva, OH, and Clarence of Logan, WV, three daughters, Evelyn Daniels of Goulyn, WV, Lizzie Branham, also of Goulan, and Lexie Bailey of Salyersville. Twenty-five grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren also survive. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Williamsport. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct.23, 1968

   
RICE, Luther
1900-1968
Luther Rice, 68, formerly of Johnson County, died Monday, October 21, at an Ashland hospital after an illness of several weeks. He was a retired city employee, and had lived in Ashland for the past 35 years. Born in January 1900, at Hager Hill, he was the son of the late Bascomb and Frankie Fletcher Rice. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Gibbs Rice, six daughters, Mrs. Josephine Stapleton of Troy, OH, Mrs. Billie Jean Grubbs and Mrs. Ruth Ann Short, all of Ashland, Mrs. Betty Scaggs of Auburn, MI, and Mrs. Gladys Grubb of Portsmouth, VA, and two sons, Luther Rice, Jr., of Troy and Leroy Rice of Ashland. A sister, Mrs. Lucy Conley, resides at Hager Hill. Also surviving are 47 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Ashland on Thursday, morning after which rites will be held in Paintsville, at the United Baptist Church, with O. I. Williams officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

  
RICHMOND, Joel
1968
Daniels Creek resident Joel Richmond, 40, died Tuesday, October 15, at his home, after an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of Willie and Myrtle Spears Richmond. He was a construction worker by trade. Mr. Richmond was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Delong Richmond, two sons, Chester Lee of Columbus, OH and James Ervin at home, and six daughters, Glenda Sue, Linda Joyce, Eva Mae, Enoka Sharon, Debra Ann and Wanda Jo, all at home. Also surviving are a brother, Sam Richmond of Van Lear, and a sister, Mrs. Georgia Hall of Cleveland, OH. Services were held Friday, October 18, at the Philadelphia Church of Christ, with Ison Music and Mose Kitchen officiating. Burial followed in the Richmond family cemetery at Van Lear. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1968

  
WALES, Nancy (Justice)
1885-1968
Nancy Gillem Wales, KY native, Mrs. Nancy Justice Gillem, 82, died Wednesday, October 2 in the Methodist Hospital at Pikesville after an illness of three weeks. Born in Pike County on November 20, 1885, she was the daughter of the late Ambros and Pricie Morgan Justice and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Her first husband, George Justice, preceded her in death. Survivors include the husband, Albert Gillem, a son, Virgil Justice of Canton, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Good and Mrs. Nettie Sanders of Allen and Mrs. Zella Ramey of Canton, OH, fourteen grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include two half sisters, Mrs. Liza Statton of Boca Raton, FL and Mrs. Mollie Phillips of Washington, D. C. , two half brothers, Butler Justice of Pikeville and Tom Justice of Elk Horn City. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sanders, in Allen on Friday, October 4 with Grover Adkins, Monroe Jones and Perry Jones officiating. Her grandson served as pallbearers. Burial was held in the Anna O. Young Cemetery at Shelby. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1968

   
WEBB, Cava (Phillips)
1909-1968
Cava Webb, 59, died Tuesday, October 29 in University Hospital at Lexington after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 31 in the Davis Branch School at Oil Springs with Elders J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs. The Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born in Johnson County on April 26, 1909, she was the daughter of the late David and Cora McKenzie Phillips and was a resident of Oil Springs at the time of her death. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jonathan Webb; two sons, David J. and Onda A. Webb of Oil Springs; four daughters, Cora, Mary, Nora and Roberta Webb all of Oil Springs and three grandchildren. Additional survivors include four brothers, Onda and Ollie Phillips of Pickerington, OH, Olvia Phillips of Lucasville, OH, Tolva Phillips of Flat Gap; and a sister Maxie Phillips of Pickerington, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1968


 
NOVEMBER - 1968

  
 
ADKINS, Kent
1905-1968
Retired miner Kent Adkins, 63, died Monday, November 18 at his home in West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, November 21 at the residence with Reverend Cline Salyers officiating. Burial was held in the Adkins Cemetery at Van Lear. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Adkins was born at Van Lear on October 22, 1905, the son of the late George and Hattie Music Adkins. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his widow, Allie Blair Adkins, three sons, Kenneth of Tipp City, OH, and Bobby and Herbert Adkins of West Van Lear; two daughters, Miss Nellie Adkins of West Van Lear and Mrs. Joyce Ann Adkins Music of Wabash, IN. Additional survivors include a brother, Wallace Adkins of Wabash, IN, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hayden of Meally and Mrs. Virgie Delong of Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

  
CAUDILL, Timothy Patrick
1968
Timothy Patrick Caudill, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Don V. Caudill, East Molino, IL, died unexpectedly at his home on November 20. Survivors including the parents, are a brother, Daniel Bryan Caudill, the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rose Ella Caudill, of Van Lear; and the paternal grandfather, Mrs. Green Patrick, of Washington D. C. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

  
COLVIN, Halleck
1901-1968
Manila resident Halleck Colvin, 67, died Saturday, November 23, in a local hospital after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, November 26 in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church, of which he was a member, at Manila with Elders Arnold Reed, J. T. Bailey and John Pelphrey officiating. Interment followed in the Colvin Cemetery at Manila under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born at Manila on August 6, 1901, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Katheryn Reed Colvin. Survivors include the widow, Madge Picklesimer Colvin; a son, James Ronald Colvin, serving with the U. S. Army at Fort Knox; three daughters, Helen Gullett of Clarksville TN, Bonnie Preston of Fairfield, CA, and Relva Jan Colvin of Manila. Two brothers, Tollie Colvin of Dayton, OH and Foster Colvin of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Foster Rigsby of Paintsville also survive. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
DAVIS, James Overton
1909-1968
Services were held Sunday, December 1, for James Overton (O.B.) Davis, of Paintsville, who died in a local hospital, November 29 after an extended illness. Mr. Davis, the son of Wardie and Virgie Phillips Davis, was born in Huntington, WV, in July 1909. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lida Castle Davis, whom he married in July 1949, in Mt. Sterling. Also surviving are three brothers, Alburn Davis of Xenia, OH, William C. Davis of Centerville, OH, Raymond Meek of Shelbyville and a sister Aora Cline of Jeffersonville. Garfield Booth officiated at services in the Whitehouse Church. Burial followed in the Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

   
DAVIS, Lora Jamia (Caudill)
1906-1968
Lora Jamia Caudill Davis, 62, died Saturday, November 30, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born at Franks Creek in December 1906, she was the daughter of Lonza and Rosa Castle Caudill. She was a life-long resident of Winifred. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Davis, two sons, Eugene Davis of Winifred and Ernest Davis of Sitka, and four daughters, Anna Pinkerton of Stambaugh, Barbara Gillum of Rush, Willa Davis of Winifred and Cinda Faye Lemasters of Marion, IN. Also surviving are a brother, Roger Caudill and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Fairchild both of Louisa. Mrs. Davis also is survived by a niece, Mrs. Rosa Caudill of Thealka, and seven grandchildren. Services were held Monday, December 2 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church, with O. I. Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery at Winifred under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

   
DILES, Goldia (Boggs)
1908-1968
Paintsville resident Goldia Diles, 60, died Wednesday, November 20 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Lawrence County on March 15, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Hanibal and Cora Boggs, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include the husband, Orbin Diles; two daughters, Mrs. James F. Skaggs of Amlin, OH, and Mrs. Harold Gene Hall of Paintsville and two grandchildren. Additional survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Delbert Boggs, Mrs. Arbie Kelly and Mrs. Hargus Ferguson all of Blaine, Russell Boggs of Hylton, Beecher Boggs of Pueblo, CO, Mrs. Clifford Baker of Burnsville, WV, Mrs. Bernard Griffith of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Mrs. Bill Pickeral of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 23 in the Old Paint Church at Relief with Robie Ferguson and Addie Ferguson the officiating ministers.  Interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
FORD, Naoma
1891-1968
Former Johnson County resident Mrs. Naoma Ford, 77, died Friday, November 29 in Newport Beach, CA after a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on March 28, 1891, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Davis Ford. She was a resident of Costa Mesa, CA at the time of her death. Survivors include a son, Francis Ford of Costa Mesa; five grandchildren and a brother, William Ford of Auxier. Services were conducted on Monday, December 2 in the Auxier Methodist Church with C. C. Hall the officiating minister. Interment followed in the Ford Family Cemetery under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

  
GRIM, Glenroe
1895-1968
Glenroe Grim, retired Master Sergeant, died Thursday, November 28 in the Veterans Hospital at Bay Pines, FL. Born at Stambaugh in August 1895, he was the son of James Lewis and Georgia Anna Williams Grim. He made his residence in Florida, at Tarpon, for the past ten years. His wife, Mrs. Mae Clevenger Grim, survives. They were married in June 1936, at Anderson, IN. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Zelphia Grim of West Palm Beach, FL and Mrs. Bessie Picklesimer of Fort Pierce, FL, and five brothers,  William Edgar Grim of Webster, FL, Milt Grim, Walter Grim, B. H. Bennie Grim and Thurman Grim, all of Nippa. Services were held Sunday, December 1, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Claude Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Grim Cemetery at Nippa. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

  
HANNAH, Freddie Jarrell
1968
Hannah Johnson County suffered its fourth casualty of the Vietnam conflict this month when Staff Sergeant Freddie Jarrell Hannah suffered fatal injuries in a Viet Cong rocket barrage. Sgt. Hannah, 20, was the son of George and Margaret Blair Hannah, of Van Lear. He graduated from Van Lear in 1966, and entered the service the following year, taking training at Fort Knox and at Fork Polk, LA. He had been in Vietnam approximately a year prior to his death, and was stationed at Cu Chi when the rocket attack occurred, on November 5. Survivors include nine sisters; Elloween Witten and Noraleen James, both of Troy, MI, Betty Hatfield and Freda Sue Hayden, both of Warsaw, IN, Ermalee Tiowell of BonAqua, TN, Mary Filowiatt of West Van Lea, Phyllis Farley of Royal Oak, MI, Francis Watson of Sitka and Juanita Rohr of Flat Gap. Rev. Charlie Lemaster officiated at services in Van Lear on November 16.Burial with full military graveside rites provided by a detachment from Fort Knox, followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1968

   
HARMON, Daniel F.
1926-1968
Daniel F. Harmon, 41, died suddenly Monday, November 18 at Springfield, OH. A resident of Springfield for the last two years, he was born in Johnson County on December 30, 1926. He was a veteran of World War II and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of Delphia Blair Harmon and the late Will Green Harmon. Survivors including the mother are a son, Dannie R. Harmon of Nippa and a daughter, Linda Ann Harmon of Nippa. Additional survivors include six brothers and sisters, Arthur Harmon of Barnetts Creek, Paul Harmon, W. G. Harmon, Jr., and Janie Chance all of Mt. Gilead, OH, Letha Blair of Oil Springs and Edith Ward of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, November 22 in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist church at Staffordsville with Lonza Reed and Scott Castle the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Blue Grass Cemetery at Salyersville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
HENDERSON, Hubert H.
1968
Hubert H. Henderson, 74, died Saturday, November 9 in the Lexington Veteran Administration Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Madison County, NC on August 6, 1894, he was the son of the late Bob Henderson. A retired engineer for the C & O Railroad, he was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the First Methodist Church. His wife, the former Belle Mullins, survives. She is the owner of the Paintsville Floral Company. Additional survivors include a son, Bob Henderson of Paintsville, a daughter Joyce Goodson of Phoenix, AZ and a granddaughter, Marcia Henderson of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 11 in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Reverend J. H. Burton officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Guy Meade, Jack Plummer, Raymond Brugh, Chick Carroll, William “Fats” Wells, Wes Mason, P. J. Meade and Edd Redd. Honorary pallbearers were William Johnson, Glen Powell, Clarence “Slick” Melvin, Dan Wheeler, William B. Hazelrigg, Rell Morris, B. G. Lockwood, Joe E. Radcliffe, Chad Perry, Robert Webb, Stefan Magura, Mike Magura, Dr. F. M. Picklesmier, George Smith and James “Slick” Melvin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

  
HOWARD, Martha (Robinson)
1884-1968
Mrs. Martha C. Howard, wife of the Reverend Josephus Howard of Paintsville, died Thursday, November 21 in a local hospital after an illness of several months. She was 84 years old. Born at East Point on April 12, 1884, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Bud and Katheryn Moles Robinson. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 73 years. Survivors, in addition to the husband, are a step son, Edward Howard of Portsmouth, OH, and four step daughters, Mrs. Morris Conley and Mrs. Jeff Harper of Salyersville, Mrs. Carl Rice of Oil Springs and Mrs. Paul Marsh of West Van Lear. Services were conducted in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs on Sunday, November 24 with Reverend J. H. Burton and Rev. Frank Spillman officiating. Pallbearers were Willard Brown, Howard Brown, Edward Howard, Morris Conley, Jeff Harper, Carl Rice and Paul Marsh. Burial was held in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
JONES, Ruth
1968-1968
The infant daughter of Charles and Alvandell Stambaugh Jones was dead at birth in a local hospital on Friday, November 15. Named Ruth, her parents are resident of Sitka. Additional survivors include seven brothers and sisters, Charles Allen, Kenneth Ray, Angline, Joseph, Gregory, Judy and Sharyn Jones, all at home. Graveside rites were conducted Saturday, November 16 under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968

  
KENDALL, Kendall L.
1887-1968
Kendall L. Beverly, of Hager Hill, died at a local hospital on Friday, November 8, after an illness of several months. He was 81 at the time of his death. Born at Coney, KY in June 1887, he was the son of Hiram and Rachel Slone Beverly. He had been a resident of Hager Hill for the past 25 years. A retired house mover, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Bessie Woods Beverly, survives. They were married in June 1914 at Allen. Also surviving are three sons, Dewey Beverly of East Point, George Beverly of Wallake, MI, and Paul Beverly of Warsaw, IN; and four daughters, Mrs. Vivian Fletcher, Mrs. Virlie Dill, Mrs. Delilah Peterson, and Mrs. Alice Marie Burns, all of Detroit. A brother, Mort Beverly lives at Allen and a sister, Mrs. Delilah Heron, lives in Phoenix, AZ. Eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Services were held Sunday, November 10, at the Lick Fork United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey, Lemuel Williams and Hobert Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Beverly Cemetery at Hager Hill. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1968

  
LEEK, Shelton
1894-1968
Shelton Leek, 74, died Sunday, November 17 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Floyd County on May 8, 1894, he was the son of the late G. W. and Emma Spradlin Leek. A retired miner, he made his residence at East Point at the time of his death and was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, the former Grace Burchett; three daughters, Mrs. Laura Josephine Webb of Flemingsburg and Mrs. Eunice Vaughan and Miss Clara Mae Leek of East Point; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Daniel of East Point and Mrs. Lottie Stambaugh of Louisville; a brother, Mr. John Leek of East Point and two grandchildren. Services were conducted Monday, November 18 in the East Point church of Christ with Cecil Sherman officiating. Interment followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968

  
MCCARTY, Alma (Arms)
1896-1968
Funeral services were held Monday, November 25 for Mrs. Alma McCarty, 71, who died Friday, November 22 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Reverend Vern Conley and Reverend Norman Roberts, officiated at the service in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Denver under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on November 25, 1896, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Cynthia Blair Arms, and was a resident of Denver at the time of her death. Survivors include the husband, Proctor McCarty; four sons, John Walter, Robert, Elijah B. and Richard Elwood McCarty; all of Wabash, IN, two daughters, Roberta Ratliff of Swamp Branch and Joy Christine Rice of Dayton, OH, 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include six brothers and sisters, Oliver Arms of Urbana, OH, Oscar Arms, Lydia Spradlin, Mary Spradlin, and Rurie Spradlin, all of Denver and Martha Arms of Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
PHILLIPS, Harry
1872-1968
Former Johnson County resident Harry Phillips, 96, died Thursday, November 14 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on July 29, 1872, he was the son of the late William and Martha Darus Phillips. A farmer by occupation, he resided at Lucasville, OH at the time of his death and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. His wife, the former Alma Skaggs, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Sherill Phillips of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Wilma Pickrell also of Tampa; a brother, Elder Sandy Phillips of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, November 17 in the Bethel United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey and Euel McKenzie the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Skaggs Cemetery at Martha under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968

   
PRESTON, Cora
1896-1968
Cora Preston, 72, died Sunday, November 24 at her home in River after an illness of several months. A life long resident of River, she was born May 2, 1896, the daughter of the late Life and Margaret Daniel Preston and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 26 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Virgil Daniel the officiating minister. Burial was held in the family cemetery at river. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
SCARBERRY, Lessie (Kazee)
1890-1968
Paintsville resident Lessie Scarbury, 76, died Saturday, November 9 in a local hospital after an illness of two weeks. Born in Johnson County on February 14, 1890, she was the daughter of the late John and America Grimm Kazee and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Sherman Scarbury survives. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, November 11 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Claude Preston and Scott Castle officiating. Burial took place in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1968

  
SKAGGS, Ernest
1968
Services were held at Paintsville on Monday, November 18 for Dr. Ernest G. Skaggs, who died at his home here on Friday, November 15, after an extended illness. Dr. Skaggs, a native of Lawrence County, was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Leander F. and Sarah Saline Holbrook Skaggs. The well-known physician and surgeon was graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in 1933. A co-owner of the Paintsville Clinic, Dr. Skaggs came to Paintsville in 1958, when he and Dr. A. B. Carter acquired the clinic and assumed its operation. Prior to that move, Dr. Skaggs was co-owner of the Fleming Hospital in Fleming, KY. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Skaggs was engaged in a number of business activities, both here and in other areas. He had extensive land holdings, many of them in Florida, where he owned a ranch, orange groves, beach property and a home plus several business interests. An avid sportsman, Dr. Skaggs had hunted in almost every area of the United States, including Alaska, and made a safari to Africa just two years ago. One of his most prized assets was a trophy room at his home on Second Street in Paintsville, where the walls displayed souvenirs of big-game hunts from around the world. A member of the Baptist Church, Dr. Skaggs, also was active in civic and social projects. He was a director of Citizens National Bank, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of Paintsville rotary, El Hasa Shrine, Pine Mountain Lodge, the Johnson County Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He is survived by his wife, LeOra Jayne Skaggs, three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Skaggs Gilbert of Fort Pierce, FL, Mrs. Phyllis Skaggs Simmerman of Ashland, and Miss Caralyne Skaggs of Fort Lauderdale, FL and three grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Dr. H. R. Skaggs of Ashland, and Oscar J. C. Skaggs of Phoenix, AZ, and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Skaggs and Mrs. Florence Skaggs of Mesa, AZ, and Mrs. Bernice Skaggs Callihan of Raceland, KY. Rest of obituary is missing. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968

   
SLONE, Robert L.
1909-1968
Services were held here Tuesday, afternoon for Robert L. Slone, prominent Paintsville businessman who died Saturday, November 30, after a brief illness. Mr. Slone operated Paintsville Produce Company for more than 25 years. A member of the First Baptist Church, he also was active in Lodge 381 F & AM and had been a director of the First National Bank for over 15 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Born in Johnson County in August 1909, he was the son of William H. and Pearlie Pack Slone. A brother, Dr. A. D. Slone, died here this fall. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Allen Slone, two sons, First Lt. Robert Allen Slone with the U. S. Army in Germany and Airman Gary Slone with the U. S. Air Force at Dayton, OH, and a daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Ann Powers of Ashland. Two grandchildren also survive. Rev. James Wallace and Rev. Jerry Ginnan officiated at services in the First Baptist Church at Paintsville. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lewis Prichard, Charles McCloud, Sammie Burke, Green Conn, Escom Chandler, and Clarence Dutton. Honorary pallbearers included the board of directors of First Nation Bank, Callie Joseph, Jess Songer and K. B. Williams. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

   
SPARKS, John Martin
1892-1968
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 1 for John Martin Sparks, 76, who died Friday, November 29 in a local hospital after an illness of several years. Emory Ferguson and Herman Ross were the officiating ministers for the services held in the Elizabeth Church at Martha. Burial was held in the Hayes Cemetery at Martha under the directon of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Lawrence County on November 24, 1892, he was the son of the late Soloman and Nancy Hayes Sparks and was a lifelong resident of Martha. He was a retired employee of the Ashland Oil and Refining Company and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist church. Survivors include the widow, Della Mae Fyffe Sparks; five daughters, Carrie and Gretta Sparks, Gladys Skaggs, and Adda Sparks, all of Martha and Arlene Gartin of Mazie; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Additional survivors include five brothers, Ulysses and Virgil Sparks of Minford, OH, William Sparks of Martin, Noah Sparks of Mazie and Emory Sparks of Delaware, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

   
SUBLETT, Matt
1886-1968
Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, November 6, for Matt Sublett, 82, who passed away on Monday, November 4 in a local nursing home after an illness of two months. Claude Preston and C. C. Hall officiated at the services held at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Sublett Cemetery at Paintsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born in Johnson County on September 9, 1886, he was the son of the late Allen T. and Rhuemma VanHoose Sublett. A retired carpenter contractor he had resided on South side all his life. His wife, the former Malina VanHoose, preceded him in death. He is survived by one son, Raymond Sublett of Paintsville; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers, Frank and Brookie Sublett of Paintsville and Monroe Sublett of Akron, OH; and four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Horn, Mrs. Ransom Daniel, Mrs. Ralph Williams, and Mrs. Heber Ward, all of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

   
THOMPSON, Lora (Stambaugh)
1882-1968
Sitka resident Mrs. Lora Thompson, 86, died Tuesday, November 12 at the home of her son, James Thompson, in Paintsville. The daughter of the late James M. and Mandy Picklesimer Stambaugh, she was born at Sitka on August 20, 1882 and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, W. B. Thompson whom she married on November 13, 1904, preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors, in addition to her son, James are another son, Jesse, of Sitka, a brother, Carl Stambaugh of Kansas City, MO; and a sister, Nora Banks of Ashland; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on Friday, November 15 with the Reverend Homer Picklesimer, Jr., officiating. Burial was held in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968

   
THOMPSON, Opal
1968
Word was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Opal Coyer Thompson, 62, of Jenkins in Letcher County. She was the sister of the late Mrs. Milt Grimm of Nippa and Mr. Ted Coyer of Route 1, Pound, VA. She died Friday, November 29, in the Methodist Hospital in Pikeville. A native of Ohio, she had resided in Eastern Kentucky for several years. She lived in Pikeville for a number of years where she was employed by the Bell Telephone Company as chief operator. She was married to Earl Thompson and later moved to Berkley, CA where she was employed by the United States Navy as a teletype operator during World War II. She had been in ill health for a number of years. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services were held in the Chapel of the Baker Funeral Home on Monday, December 2 by the pastor of the Christian Church of Pikeville, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Pikeville Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews and friends, Kenneth Ray Grimm, Carl Douglas Grimm, Harvey Hall, Bobby Gene Grimm, Teddy Baker, Estill Picklesimer and Mr. Robinson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

   
WARD, Maudie (Preston)
1887-1968
Maudie Preston Ward, 81, died Sunday, November 17 in a Lexington hospital after an illness of one month. A life long resident of River, she was born on May 5, 1887 the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Levian Stambaugh Preston and was affiliated with the Untied Baptist Church. Her husband, Paris Ward, whom she married on May 28, 1907, preceded in death on September 3, 1953. Survivors include four sons, Ralph of Boston, Mass., Fred of Mayberry, WV, and Roy and Carl Ward of River; seven daughters,  Thelma Baldridge of Portland, NY, Alma Price, Margie Lyons, and Lovina Ward, all of River; Elizabeth Dotson of Phelps, Joan Fannin and Alice Click of Ashland. Additional survivors include 68 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, November 20 in the River United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and C. J. Sparks the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the River Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1968

   
WELLS, Alfred Ray
1954-1968
Services were held here Tuesday, November 26, for Alfred Ray Wells, 13, son of Ernest and Ella Burchett Wells, who was killed in an auto accident November 22. He was born at Van Lear in December 1954, the son of Ernest and Ella Burchett Wells, and had been living with his parents in Cleveland, OH for the past eleven years. Surviving brothers and sisters, all at home include Judy Wells, Letha Wells, Brenda Wells, Lois Faye Wells, Gail Francis Wells, John Sosmo Wells, Ernest Cecil Wells and Edgar Allen Wells. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Burchett. Cecil Sherman and Hershell Short officiated at services in the Philadelphia Church of Christ and burial followed in the Burchett Cemetery at Johns Creek. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

   
WHALEY, Cecilia (Preston)
1911-1968
Mrs. Cecilia Preston Whaley, 57, died Thursday, October 31 in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, after an illness of several months. Born in Johnson County on March 11, 1911, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Ratliff and the late Jim Ratliff. A resident of Fairborn, OH for the past fifteen years, she was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, Virgil Preston, preceded her in death. Survivors, including the mother, are her husband, Robert Whaley; two sons, Robert Preston of Wittensville and Homer Preston of Knoxville, TN; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Colvin of Fairborn, OH; and seven grandchildren. Additional survivors include a brother, Marvin Ratliff of Raleigh, NC; and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Wells of Van Lear, Mrs. Ruby Thacker of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Margie Stambaugh of Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 2 in the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill, Charles Osborne, and Luther Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1968

   
WHITED, Malta (Spencer)
1900-1968
Malta Whited, 68, died at her home on Frank Street Monday, November 18 after a short illness. A nurse at Paintsville Hospital she was born in Johnson County on October 20, 1900, the daughter of the late Silas and Ledie Spencer and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 21, at 2  p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Paintsville with Reverend James Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include three sons, Guy and John P. Whited of Burlington, NC and Earl Whited of Paintsville; nine grandchildren and a sister, Addie Ratliff of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968

   
WRIGHT, Roberta (Daniels)
1933-1968
Mrs. Roberta Wright, 35, died Wednesday, November 13 at Thealka. Born in Tutor Key on January 17, 1933, she was the daughter of Julia Stambaugh Daniels and had lived at Thealka for the past six years. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include her step father, John Daniels, and a step son, Rickey Allen Wright. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 16 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Don Fraley officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1968 



  
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BLAIR, Eunie (Watkins)
1891-1968
Eunie Blair, 77, died Tuesday, December 10 in a local hospital after an extended illness. A resident of Leander, she was born in Johnson County on October 24, 1891, the daughter of the late John Walter and Mary Rice Watkins. She was affiliated with the Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Blair of Leander, Mrs. Vencil Conley of Hillsboro, OH and Mrs. Floyd Long of Columbus, OH; nineteen grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mae Picklesimer of Denver. Services were held Friday, December 13 in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Cline Salyer, Willard Wilcox and John G. Sammons the officiating ministers. Burial was in the Sam Blair Cemetery at Leander. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

   
BLEVINS, Elzie F.
1879-1968
Elzie F. Blevins, 89, died Thursday, December 12 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on June 23, 1879, he was the son of the late John and Lucy Bayes Blevins and was a member of the United Baptist Church. A farmer, he resided at Barnetts Creek. His wife, Rhoda Blevins, preceded him in death on June 10, 1961. Survivors include five sons, Pluma of Staffordsville, Calvin and Lazarus of Barnetts Creek, Herbert of Dayton, OH, and Isreal of Louisville; and three daughters, Runa Dye of Dayton, OH, Rusha Dye of Alger, OH and Elsie King of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, December 14 in the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and John Pelphrey the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Blevins Family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

   
BROWN, Dan G.
1885-1968
Retired farmer Dan G. Brown 83, died Saturday, December 28 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on August 5, 1885, he was the son of the late Hezekiah and Jane Auxier Brown.  A lifelong resident of River, he was affiliated with the Methodist Church.  Surviving are the widow, Lydia Borders Brown; three daughters Marvel Boyd of Frankfort and Mabel Boyd and Shirley Ross of Wittensville; a brother Lidge Brown of Prestonsburg and two sisters, Angie Daniels of River and Nora Hawes of Louisa.  Funeral Services were held on Monday, December 30 in the Borders Chapel Methodist Church, of which he was a member, with Ellis Hamilton the officiating minister.  Burial took place in the Borders Family Cemetery at River under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1969

   
BROWN, Malta (Meek)
1902-1968
Mrs. Malta Meek Brown, 66, of River died Sunday, December 22, in a local hospital. She was born at Williamsport, on April 11, 1902, the daughter of Vina Penix Meek, who survives, and the late Winfrey Meek. (Note: this is wrong as Vina died in 1957 and Winfrey died in 1970.) Her husband, John B. Brown, preceded her in death on May 18, 1967. Survivors including her mother, are a foster daughter, Billie Skeens of Roseville, MI; a brother, Bill Meek of Salyersville and a sister, Mrs. Nora Rodman of Ashland. Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, December 24, in the River United Baptist Church, of which she was a member, with Cully Sparks, Buell Ferguson and Everett Slone the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Ashland Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1969

   
CANTRELL, Jimmy
1909-1968
Flat Gap resident Jimmy Cantrell, 59, died Wednesday, December 25 in a local hospital after an illness of three months. Born at Fuget on April 2, 1909, he was the son of the late Henry J. and Nora Estepp Cantrell. He was an employee of the Big Sandy Rural Electric Corp., a member of 616 Mason of Flat Gap and the United Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, the former Hazel Curtis; a daughter, Mrs. Christie Cantrell Salyer of Flat Gap and two grandsons, Jeff and Mark Salyer of Flat Gap. Additional survivors include five brothers and sisters, Ossie Cantrell of Flint, MI; Olvie and Roy Cantrell and Mozie McKenzie of Fuget, and Ora Jewell Cantrell of Flint, MI. Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 27, in the Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna with Arnold Reed, Melvin Wright and Eual McKenzie the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Cantrell Cemetery at Cantrell’s Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1969

   
CASTLE, Henry
1917-1968
Thealka resident Henry Castle, 51, died Sunday, December 8 in a local hospital. A miner, by occupation, he was born in Johnson County, on March 15, 1917, the son of the late Joe and Nora Robinson Castle. Survivors include the wife, Alfair Smith Castle; four sons, Richard, James, Michael, and Garry all at home, and a daughter, Patricia, also at home. Additional survivors include six brothers, Joe of Pikeville, Gaylord “Dago” and Dewey of Thealka, Curtis of Twilight, WV, Howard of Prestonsburg, and James of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Mrs. Richard Patrick of Ashland and Mrs. Charles Patrick of Chelsea, MI. Services were conducted Tuesday, December 10 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Don Fraley and Charles Stapleton officiating. Interment was held in the Thealka Cemetery with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1968

   
COYER, Whipple Ted
1906-1968
Funeral services were held in O’Dell Funeral Home chapel on December 18 for Whipple Ted Coyer, 62, of Route 1, Pound, VA. Mr. Coyer was the brother of the late Mrs. Audrey Coyer Grimm of Nippa and had several nieces and nephews in this area. He was born at Wellston, OH, on March 29, 1906, a son of Thomas and Laura Steven Coyer. In his early life he moved to Eastern Kentucky with his family and for several years resided in Auxier. He was a mining electrician and for several years served on the Police Force at Jenkins. A veteran of World War Ii, serving 2 ½ years in the U. S. Navy, he had retired due to ill health and resided with his wife, Dorothy Cox Coyer in Pound, VA. He died on December 14, 1968 of an apparent heart attack in the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Wise, VA. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Shriners and VFW and was affiliated with the Baptist Church. The Reverend C. W. Hawkins officiated at the services and burial was held in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at Norton, VA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1969

   
GREEN, Virgie
1968
Mrs. Virgie Green, wife of J. M. Green, died in a Tulsa, OK hospital December 26 after a brief illness. Survivors including the husband, are one son, James B. Green and two granddaughters of Tulsa, one sister, five brothers, and several nieces and nephews. She was a sister in law of Mrs. Virgil Lemaster of Flat Gap. Funeral services and burial were in Tulas. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1969

   
HOBSON, Mintie
1894-1968
Johns Creek resident Mintie Hobson, 74, died Monday, December 16 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Floyd county on April 22 1894, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Wells Bucher and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving is the husband, Millard Hobson, four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn McKenzie and Mrs. Irene Ku???ski of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Willadean Ells of Mason, GA, and Mrs. Shirley Shannon of West Liberty, thirteen grandchildren an six great grandchildren and a brother, Lindsey Burcher of Van Lear. Bill Ford, Cecil Sherman and J. H. Short will officiate at the services that will be held Thursday, December 19, in the Philadelphia Church of Christ. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Johns Creek. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

   
JACKSON, Floyd
1898-1968
Floyd Jackson, retired coal miner died Monday, December 2 at 6 p.m. He was born in Carter County in 1898, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Jackson Parsons. He came to Johnson County in 1905 and made his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Jackson. He was married in 1916 to the former Frona Blanton of Magoffin County, now deceased. He was remarried to Irene Ward, who survives. Additional survivors include four sons, Loge Jackson of Paintsville; John Jackson of Springfield, OH, Anthony Bruse and Paul Randell Jackson of Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Montgomery of East Beech Grove, IN and Mrs. James (Maxine) Long of Beech Grove, IN. Two sons, Billie and Floyd Thomas Jackson and two daughters, Ollie May Jackson Taylor and Elizabeth Jackson Pavlina, preceded him in death. Four step children, 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, also survive, as do two brothers, Jime and Loge Jackson of Paintsville; a half brother, Roy Parsons, and a sister, Mary Blair Castle of Paintsville. Friends and relatives may call at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Clyde Preston and Don Fraley the officiating ministers. Burial will be in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

   
JENKINS, Sam
1900-1968
Sam Jenkins, 68, died Thursday, December 12 at his home in Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Born in Morgan County on January 26, 1900, he was the son of the late Daniel and Missouri Blevins and was affiliated with the Christian Union Church. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, December 15 in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Reverend George Collins officiating. Burial was held in the Patty Flats Cemetery at Fuget under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include the wife, Versie Adams Jenkins; one son, Jim L. Jenkins, six daughters, Lesta Collins, Della McCarty, Laura Blanton, Fannie Nelson, Leni Rhiland and Ethel Jacobs; 26 grandchildren and six great grandchildren and two brothers, John Jenkins and Eddie Jenkins. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1868

   
JOHNSON, Wilford
1968
Wilford A. Johnson, 83, a teacher at Rockhouse and Millers Creek 65 years ago in 1913, died Sunday in a Louisville Hospital. He was the son of George M. Johnson, former superintendent of Johnson County Schools, and Lydia Margaret Fairchilds Johnson, a direct descendant of Revolutionary Ward soldier Abuid Fairchilds. After service as a telegraph operator on the N & W Railroad, he joined the Internal Revenue Service, continuing until retirement. He owned a large farm at Jett, in Franklin County, where he lived after retiring. Survivors include his wife, Dora Egbert Johnson, a son, Raymond, of Louisville, and four daughters, Marie Johnson of Louisville, Louella Bassett of Long Island, NY, Elizabeth Sefner of Deposit, NY, and Lydia M. Johnson of McComb, IL. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Castle of Paintsville and Laura Young of Pomona, CA, and one brother, Alfred H. Johnson of Paintsville, also a former superintendent of Johnson County schools. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, December 11, in Frankfort. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1968

   
KESTNER, Glen Wilson
1968
Services were held here Thursday, January 2, for Glen Wilson Kestner, four year old son of Paul and Margie Shepherd Kestner of Flint, MI. The youth died Sunday, December 29, at the Hurley Hospital in Flint, after an illness of several months. A brother, Kenneth, survives, in addition to his parents. Scott Castle and Hubert Davis officiated at services in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Estep Cemetery at Fuget. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1969

   
LEAMOND, Rena Mae (Newton)
1883-1968
Rena Mae Leamond, 85, died Thursday, December 5 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in White Field, NH on May 9, 1883, she was the daughter of the late Allen P. and Mary Pettis Newton. She had been a Registered Nurse for thirty years and had lived at Paintsville for two months at the time of her death. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church. Her husband, Ross William Leamond, preceded her in death in January 11, 1947. Survivors include three sons, Plummer William Leamond of Claremont, NH, Allen Newton Leamond, East Hartford, CT, and Harvey Ross Leamond, of Knoxville, TN; a daughter Margaret Ann Sanders, 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, December 7 in the First Baptist church of Paintsville with Reverend James Wallace officiating. Burial took place in the Richmond Cemetery with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1968

   
MUSIC, Henry
1892-1968
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 28 for Henry Music, 76, who died Wednesday, December 25, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Cecil Sherman and John G. Sammons officiated at the services held in the West Van Lear Church of Christ, of which he was a member. Interment followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Born in Johnson County on January 1, 1892, he was the son of the late Lincoln and Mahala Webb Music. He was a retired coal miner and resided in Van Lear at the time of his death. Survivors include the widow, Carrie Walker Music, a son, Warren Music, of West Carrolton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Sheild of Holden, WV and Mrs. Ollie Derosa of Colonia, NJ and three grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, Irvin Music of Hager Hill and Melvin Music of Mechanicsburg, OH and a half brother, Unie Stambaugh of Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1969

    
SKAGGS, Amos
1872-1968
Amos Skaggs, 96, of Paintsville, died December 30 at his home. A retired miner, he was born at Martha in January 1872, the son of Miles and Millie Sparks Skaggs. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Mr. Skaggs’ first wife, Sarah O’Bryan Skaggs, preceded him in death in 1952. His second wife, Tillie Castle Skaggs, died in 1963. Surviving sons include Elisha Skaggs of Urbana, OH, Henry Skaggs of Van Lear, and Hobart Skaggs of Indiana and a step son, Irvin Castle of Staffordsville. Surviving daughters include Delphia Music and Marie Music, of Paintsville, Bell O’Bryan of Ypsilanti, MI, and Rebecca Butcher of Van Lear, and a step daughter, Mary VanHoose of Manila. Services were held Wednesday, January 1, at the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek, with Elders Nim Sturgill, Elzie Banks and Lloyd Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Salyers Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1969

   
SKAGGS, Cornelius
1882-1968
Cornelius Skaggs, 86, died Wednesday, December 18, in Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Services were held Saturday, December 21 in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush with Ellis Hamilton, Willard Bailey, and Homer Evans the officiating ministers. Burial was held in the Gilliam Branch Cemetery. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born in Johnson County on October 23, 1882, he was a retired steam fitter and resided at Cordel at the time of his death. He was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist church. His wife, Carrie Osborne Skaggs, preceded him in death March 31, 1961. Survivors include five sons, Homer of Louisville, John and Mitchell of Cordel, William of Columbus, OH and Calvin of Wilbur; four daughters, Mrs. Lexie Skaggs of Red Bush, Mrs. Dessie Mullins of Adams, Mrs. Esta Skaggs of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Dixie Pendleton of Elizabethtown; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Hall who lives at Relief; thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1969

   
SPEARS, Samantha
1968
Samantha Spears died Monday, December 2 at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to William Spears on December 4, 1900. Mr. Spears preceded her in death on January 15, 1950. Survivors include three sons, Russell Spears of Lowmansville, Mitchell and Ray Spears of Columbus, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Ada Jude of Paintsville, Mrs. Flora Patrick of Greentown, and Mrs. Beulah Howell of Sandy Hook. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, one broterh, Guy Castle of Martin; and three sisters, Mrs. Cyntha Salyers of Louisa, Mrs. Hazel Barber of Martin and Mrs. Paul Twinkle of Tennessee. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, December 5 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley the officiating minister. Burial was held in the Thealka Schoolhouse Cemetery. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

  
SPRADLIN, James Thomas
1937-1968
James Thomas Spradlin, 31, died Saturday, December 14 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto-train accident in Ironton, OH. Mr. Spradlin was dead on arrival at Lawrence County General Hospital in Ironton. Born in Ironton on June 21, 1937, he was the son of Alka Dale Ward of Paintsville and the late Jimmy Spradlin. He was a Paintsville City employee at the time of his death. Survivors including the mother, are two sons, Bobby Lee and James Thomas Spradlin, both of Paintsville, and a daughter, Jenny Lynn Spradlin of Paintsville, two brothers and two sisters, Frank Spradlin, Jr., Manford Spradlin and Berta Mae Spradlin, all of Paintsville and Lena VanHoose of Fairborn, OH. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 17 in the chapel of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Scott Castle officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

   
TACKETT, Jess
1889-1968
Coal miner Jess Tackett, 79, died Saturday, December 21, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on April 9, 1889, he was the son of the late Billy and Polly Caudill Tackett and was a resident of West Van Lear at the time of his death. Survivors include the wife, the former Alice Brown; six sons, Densil Lee of West Van Lear, James and Turner of Baltimore, OH, Burnis of Florida, Enus of Moundsville, WV and Carl Webb of Munith, MI; two daughters, Marie Allen and Geraldine Crum of Florida. Additional survivors include a brother Clyde Tackett of Paintsville and a sister, Phoebe Collins of Garrison. Services were held Thursday, December 26, in the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1969

   
TACKETT, Paris
1904-1968
Wilbur, KY farmer Paris Tackett, 64, died Thursday, December 12 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 15 in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams and Lonza Reed officiating ministers. Burial took place in the Caudill Cemetery at Hood. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born in Lawrence County on February 8, 1904, he was the son of the late George and Rhoda Chandler Tackett. Survivors include the widow, Ruby Culwell Tackett, four sons, Milton of Winifred, George of Whitehouse, Donald Ray of Columbus, OH, and Ronnie of Wilbur; two daughters, Ruth Daniels of Dayton, OH and Marie Stapleton of Winifred. Ten grandchildren and two brothers, Virgil Tackett of Wilbur, and Ray Tackett of Fort Wayne, IN, also survive. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

  
VAUGHAN, Lakie
1878-1968
Lakie Vaughan, 90, died Sunday, December 22, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Castle in Paintsville. Born in Lawrence County on November 22, 1878, she was the daughter of the late William and Susan Childers Quenberry. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to her daughter, include a son, Eulah Vaughan of Paintsville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Lowell Webb of Holden, WV and a sister, Mrs. Will Wallace of Bluefield, WV. Funeral services were held in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 25 with Cullie Hager the officiating minister. Burial was held in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1969

   
WARD, Heber
1897-1968
Heber Ward, 71, former police chief in Paintsville and a retired conductor on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, died Thursday, December 12, after an extended illness. Born at Offutt in April 1897, he was the son of W. J. and Lucinda Preston Ward. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Ward, a past commander of the American Legion Post, was honored by that organization last year with a Life membership. A much-decorated veteran of World War I, he had earned the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, a citation from the government of France and a commendation signed by President Woodrow Wilson. Wounded twice in Europe, he had received a commendation for “extraordinary heroism”. Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Mae Sublett Ward, two sons, Heber Franklin Ward and Douglas Earl Ward, both of Tacoma, WA and two daughters, Mrs. Willard (Doris) Ward of Charlotte, NC and Mrs. Carl (Maxine) Leslie of Paintsville, 11 grandchildren, also survive. A brother, Shade Ward, lived in Paintsville and another brother, Ted Ward, lives at Oil Springs. Services were held Sunday, afternoon at the third Street Freewill Baptist church, with Reverend Claude Preston and Reverend Richard Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Sublett Cemetery at Paintsville. Nephews served as pallbearers and WWI veteran as honorary pallbearers. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1968


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