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JANUARY - 1970
BAKER, James Ray
1935-1970
Knoxville, Tennessee resident James Ray Baker, 34, died Friday, January 19 in Knoxville. Born in Paintsville on August 3, 1935, he was the son of Charles Ray and Nannie Baker. Survivors, in addition to this parents, include his wife, Brenda Mink Baker; two sons, Charles Ray Baker of Paintsville and James Russell Baker of Knoxville; three brothers, Bill and Mike Baker of Thealka and Robert Baker of Paintsville; and a sister, Juanita Ward of Meally. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 19 in the South Side Enterprise Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.  The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 1970

  
BAYES, Prentice
1900-1970
Funeral services were held at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 31, for former lifetime Oil Springs resident Prentice Bayes, 69. He died January 29 in a local hospital.  Burial was at the family cemetery in Oil Springs, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Officiating ministers at the services were Lonza Reed and Bruce Daniel.  Bayes was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was born May 16, 1900, as the son of James J. and Katheryn Fairchild Bayes. Bayes is survived by his wife, Vertrice Cochran Bayes; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jo Blanton and Miss Katheryn L. Bayes, both of Battle Creek, Michigan; four sons, Arthur Bayes of Jamestown, Ohio, James Bayes of Oil Springs, Glocus Bayes from Hamilton, Ohio and Clyde Bayes of Paintsville. Additional survivors include four sisters, Gina Fairchild of Oil Springs, Julia Slayer of Flat Gap, Minnie Long, from Fairborn, Ohio and Dewey Conley of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; three brothers, John Bayes of Columbus, Ohio, Dora Bayes of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and James M. Bayes of Catlettsburg; 15 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-4-1970

   
BLEVINS, Boone Sr.
1970
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 24 for Boone Blevins, Sr., 80, who died Wednesday, January 21 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Woodrow Frisby and Cline Salyers officiated at the services, held in the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Ealey Branch Cemetery at Staffordsville. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born in Johnson County on May 25, 1889, he was the son of the late Luke and Catherine Caudill Blevins. A farmer, he was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, the former Dora Frazier; four sons, Boone, Jr. of Staffordsville, Raymond and Robert of Springfield, Ohio and Joseph of Columbus, Ohio; a step-son, Jessie Mayo of Urbana, Ohio; nine grand children; and two brothers, Dennie Blevins of Volga and Thomas Blevins of Red House, WVa. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY Jan. 28, 1970

   
BORDERS, Michael
1948-1970
Services were held Friday, January 1, 1971, for Michael Ray Borders, 22, who succumbed in a Huntington, W. Va., hospital on December 29, 1970, after a brief illness. He was the son of William Ray and Joanne Painter Borders of Paintsville.  A graduate of Paintsville High School, he attended Eastern State University, then entered business in Paintsville as the proprietor of the Herald Newsstand on Court Street. He relinquished that business last year due to illness, and had entered the hospital only a short time before he succumbed. Born September 16, 1948, he had been a lifelong resident of Paintsville and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Immediate survivors, in addition to his parents, include a sister, Jane Ann Borders, of Paintsville. Rev. Charles Milam Jr. and Rev James Wallace officiated at the January 1 services at the First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JANUARY 06, 1971   

   
BURKE, Jessie
1970
An early morning fire, apparently caused by a faulty chimney, took the life of a Sitka youngster on Monday. Jessie Burke, 3, daughter of Douglas and Leetia Burke, was trapped in the home despite efforts to rescue her after the fire was discovered. Two other children were saved. Coroner Dick VanHoose said that the youngster was asleep in a bedroom with a sister, and apparently made her way into her mother's bedroom instead of leaving the house as it was engulfed by flames. Mr Burke was at work, and Mrs. Burke had gone to the barn on the property, returning to find flames at the kitchen door. Mrs. Burke rescued an infant daughter and called for help, and unidentified passerby went into the home in an effort to find the missing youngster. That effort was unsuccessful and it was impossible to re-enter the home for a second attempt. Coroner VanHoose said the home was destroyed and that the Oil Springs fire department answered the call to cool the remains of the home so that the missing child's body could be removed. Survivors other than her parents, are five sister; Rose Lee, Martha Jean, Juanita and Susie Burke, and Mrs. Hazel Fairchilds, and four brothers; Tommy, Douglas Jr, Checkie and Matthew. Graveside services are set for today at the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 21, 1970

Burke,Jessie Graveside rites were held Wednesday, January 21, for Jessie Burke, three-year-old daughter of Douglas and Leeita VanHoose Burke of Sitka. The youngster lost her life in a fire which swept her home on Monday, January 19. Survivors include her parents, five sisters and four brothers. Orville Burchett officiated at services held at the family cemetery in Sitka.  The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN 28, 1970

   
CASTLE, William K.
1932-1970
Van Lear resident William Karr castle, 37, died Monday, January 19 in a local hospital after a brief illness. The son of Gertrude Bowling castle and the late Marion Castle, he was born in Johnson County on November 25, 1932. Survivors, in addition to his mother, are five brothers, Fred castle of Colorado Springs, Col., Mason Castle of Kokomo, Ind., Marion Jr. and Dennis Castle of Wabash, Ind. and John Castle of Puyallup, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Preston of Paintsville and Mrs. Alice Waterman of Poland Springs, Maine. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, January 22 in the Jones and Preston Funeral Home with the Reverend Tommie Reynolds officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 28, 1970

  
CONLEY, Earl
1970
Staffordsville resident Earl Conley, 65, died suddenly at his home on Sunday, January 4. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 6 in the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Melvin Blanton and Paul Daniels the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. A retired miner, he was born in Johnson County on September 16, 1904, the son of the late Charlie and Rose McFarlin Conley. Survivors include his wife, the former Ethel Fairchilds; two sons, Jack Mitchell Conley of Paintsville and Earl Conley, Jr. of Toledo, Ohio; two daughters, Harvalee Ratliff of Denver and Pauline Blair of Leander; three brothers, Ray Conley of Staffordsville, James Conley of Raceland and Arville Conley of Mt. Sterling; and a sister, Mrs. Ruie Horn of Staffordsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY January 7, 1970

  
DOLDER, Doris (Elbright)
1892-1970
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 12 for Doris Dolder, 78, who died Thursday, January 8 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sara D. Jones, in Paintsville. The 1:00pm services were held in the Evans Funeral Home at Columbus, Ohio, Interment followed in the Union Cemetery at Columbus. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangement. Mrs. Dolder was born in Franklin County, Ohio on January 8, 1892 the daughter of the late Frank and Victoria Leaf Elbright.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her husband, Monroe Dolder, preceded her in death in 1923. Survivors in addition to Mrs. Jones are two sons, Robert Dolder of Miami, Florida and Jack Dolder of Columbus, Ohio; one other daughter, Helen Bellmere of Columbus, Ohio, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Jan 14 1970

   
DUTTON, Sylvia (Price)
1970
Sylvia Dutton, 71, died at her home in Whitehouse on Thursday, January 22, 1970 after a brief illness.  Born in Johnson County on February 4, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Julia Castle Price.  Her husband, Less Dutton, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Grover and Herman Dutton of Walbash, Ind.; a sister, Goldie Dutton of Tutor Key and a brother, Virgil Dutton of Amherst, Va.  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 25, 1970 in the River United Baptist Church with C. J. Sparks officiating.  Burial followed in the Whitaker Cemetery at River under the directin of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 1970

   
FERGUSON, J. Thurman
1880-1970
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 19,1970 for Elder J. Thurman Ferguson, 89, who died Friday, January 16, 1970 in a local hospital after an illness of several months.  Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, J.T. Bailey and Cullie Sparks officated at the services in the United Baptist Church at Paintsville.  Burial was in the B.R. Hamiltoin Cemetery at Red Bush with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Born at Red Bush on December 16, 1880, he was the son of the late Elder James P. and Cynthis Lemaster Ferguson.  A lifelong resident of Red Bush, he was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Cynthis Hall Ferguson; five sons, Elder Buell Ferguson of Hi Hat, W. H. Bill Ferguson of Red Bush, James P. and Drew Ferguson, address unknowbn, and Orville Ferguson of River Rouge, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs . Guy Hamilton of River Rouge, Mich.; twenty-nine grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.21 1970

   
HARRINGTON, Arminta (Allen)
1970
Arminta Allen Harrington, 87, mother of R.B. Harrington of Paintsville, died Saturday, January 10 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Childers in Pikeville, after an extended illness. Born in Floyd County on May 5, 1882, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Artie Patton Allen. She was a resident of Pikeville at the time of her death and was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, John L. Harrington, preceded her in death on January 20, 1954. Survivors in addition to Mr. Harrington and Mrs. Childers, include four other sons, Martin of Ashland, Gomar of Clinton, Tenn., Willie of Elyria, Ohio and Charles of Russell; two other daughters, Mrs. W.E. May of Pikeville and Mrs. Herbert Witten of Ashland; thirty- one grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack Allen of Prestonsburg and Buck Allen of Eastern. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 10 in the First Christian Church of Paintsville with Mr. Jerry Ginnan, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 14, 1970

   
RATLIFF, Richard
1970
Services were held Tuesday February 3 1970 for Richard "Dick" Ratliff, 79 who died Saturday, January 31 1970 at his home in Staffordsville, after an illness of several months. Reverends Ellis Hamilton and John Frank Ratliff officiated at the services in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. A retired government employee, he was born in Johnson County July 23 1890. Survivors include his wife, the former Terie Frazier; a daughter, Mrs Ray Bayes of Dayton, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Centers of Staffordsville and Mrs. Audrey Stepp of Richmond Dale, Ohio; six step-sons, Alfred Frazier Jr., of Staffordsville, Fred Frazier of Ashland, James Frazier serving with the U.S. Air Force in Bangkok, Thailand, Cecil Frazier of Galion, Ohio, Billie Frazier of Marion, Ohio and Garry Frazier of Ashland. Additional survivors include a half-brother, Harry Blair of Ashland; a half-sister, Mrs. Mallie Adams of Collista; and five grandchildren.

   
RIGSBY, Ballard O.
1970
Ballard Orean Rigsby, 66, died Saturday, January 17, at his home in Red Bush. The son of the late Jerry and Cordelia Skaggs Rigsby, he was born in Red Bush on March 31, 1903.  He was employed as a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Maxie Rigsby; a stepdaughter, Della Jean Williams of Red Bush; two brothers, Glen and Proctor Rigsby of Red Bush; and three sisters, Minnie Rigsby of Red Bush, Malisa Moore and Mona Skaggs of Flat Gap. J. T. Bailey, Willard Bailey, Ellis Hamilton and H. C. Wallen officiated at the funeral service on Monday, January 19, in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush. Interment was in the family cemetery at Red Bush.  The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JAN. 21, 1970

   
SALYERS, Laura (McKenzie)
1970
Mrs. Laura Salyers, 82, died Friday, January 2 aafter an extended illness. The daughter of the late William and Julia Ann Estep McKenzie, she was born in Johnson County on June 23, 1887. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. Her husband, Ben Jack Salyers, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Roy of Paintsville, Mitchell of Chicago, Illinois and Orville of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Bevins and Mrs. Elva Hamilton of Paintsville; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Hollie McKenzie of Orient, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Virgil Stapleton of Hager Hill. The Reverend Lesile M. Rogers officiated at the funeral service on Monday, January 5 in the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with the Jones and Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 07, 1970

   
STATON, Perry
1882-1970
P.J. Staton, 87, died Saturday, January 17 1970 in Trenton Hospital at Trenton, Mich, after an extended illness. A resident of Van Lear, he was born in Johnson County on April 9, 1882 the son of the late Melvin and Lucy Carter Staton. He was a retired coal miner and was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, 885 F&AM of Van Lear and the West Van Lear Church of Christ. His wife, Julia Ann Staton, preceded him in death on November 12, 1949. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Manning of Trenton, Mich.; three grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Cecil Sherman officiated at the funeral services in the West Van Lear Church of Christ on Wednesday, January 21. Graveside rites by the Masonic Lodge and burial were held in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 1970 -------------- P.J. Staton, 87 of Van Lear, Ky., died Saturday in a Trenton (Michigan) hospital while visiting his daughter, Mrs. Pauline Manning at Trenton. Funeral Services will be conducted Thurday at 2 pm at a place to be announced. Burial will be in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville, Ky. A retired coal miner, he was a member of West Van Lear Church of Christ and was a past master of Van Lear Lodge 885, F & M. Other survivors include three grandchildren ,13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great- grandchildren. Friends may call at the Jones and Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville after 2 pm today.

   
VANHOOSE, Jessie
1888-1970
Retired C & O employee Jessie VanHoose, 81 died Friday, January 23 in a local hospital after an illness of one week. The son of the late W. W. and Julia Fannin VanHoose, he was born at Chestnut on April 24, 1888. He was a lifelong resident of Whitehouse and affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Dawson VanHoose, whom he married on September 19, 1917 at Whitehouse; three sons, Ervin of West Van Lear. Arlen and Harold of Whitehouse; and three daughters, Mrs. Irene Dutton and Mrs. Pauline Parson of Whitehouse and Mrs. Verla Dean Walters of Urbana, Ohio. Additional survivors include a brother, Frank VanHoose of South Portsmouth, Ohio; two sisters, Hattie Lemasters of Whitehouse and Gracie Walters of Springfield, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.    ' Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 26 in the home at Whitehouse with Nim Sturgill and O. I. Willianu officiating Intennent followed in the VanHoose Cemetery at Whitehouse. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the Arrangement. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jan.28 1970

   
WALLEN, William
1895-1970
Seventy-five year-old William Wallen, died January 31, Frazeysburg, Ohio at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Picklesimer. The retired mine engineer was born in 1895 in Letcher County to Grandville Perle and Atha Conns Wallen. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with The Jones Preston Funeral Home taking care of the arrangements. Cecil Sherman conducted funeral services for the Church of Christ member at Paintsville First Christian’s Church on Tuesday afternoon on February 3. The W.W., I veteran was a Paintsville resident almost until the time of his death. Wallen is survived by two step sons, Byrnes Fairchild of Frankfort and William E. Fairchild of San Francisco, California; eight daughters, Alene Parker, Brownsville, Cal.; Anna Mae Picklesimer, Frazeysburg, Ohio; Helen Frye, Pataskala, Ohio; Joy Caudill, Thealka; Rose Mary Greer, Paintsville; Betty Myers, Newport and Janet Wallen of Paintsville. Also living on is his brother, from Detroit, Mich., Lloyd Wallen; five sisters, Mrs. Joe P. Tackett, Prestonsburg; Mrs. B. H. Crace, Jenkins; Mrs. Ollie Toliver, New Jersey; Mrs. Annie Wright Watt of Kingsport, Tenn. and Mrs. Cecil Meek from Myra, twenty- seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-25-1970

    
YOUNG, Malvery (Davis)
1902-1970
Former Van Lear resident Mrs. Malvery Davis Young, 67, died Saturday, January 31 1970, in a Richmond hospital after an extended illness. Daughter of the late Lon and Rosella Webb Davis, she was born on October 21 1902, at Meally. Mrs. Young lived in Van Lear for nearly 50 years, spending her last seven months in Richmond. Her husband, Bert Young, preceded her in death on October 9, 1966. Survivors included a daughter, Mrs. Betty Brickly of Richmond; and a son, Car1 Vencil Young of Ashland. Additional survivors include three sisters, Laura Mollett and Elizabeth Webb of Van Lear; and Ella Cranford of Inglewood, Calif.; two brothers, Frank Young, of Van Lear; and Cecil Young of West Van Lear; and three grandchildren. Nim Sturgill, Charles Price and Earl Muncy were the officiating ministers at the Tuesday, February 3, funeral services held at the Buffalo United Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was at the family Cemetery at Davis Branch, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD FEB.04 1970




FEBRUARY - 1970

ADAMS, Jincy Lou (Caudill)
1884-1967
Mrs. Jincy Lou Adams, a former lifetime Denver resident, passed away at the Denver home of her daughter-in-law on Tuesday, February 3, at 8 p.m. Rev. John F. Ratliff conducted services at the Paintsville Funeral Home chapel on February 6. and the Rockhouse Quartet was .there to sing. The Paintsville Funeral Home took charge of burial arrangements at the family cemetery in Denver. Mrs. Adams was born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Spradlin Caudill on September 7, 1884. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late John Q. Adams. Survivors include her son, Miles Adams of Denver, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Feb.11 1970

  
BALDWIN, Dock
1970
Funeral services were held at the Oil Springs United Baptist Church on Monday, February 23, for Dock Baldwin, age 91.  The former Oil Springs resident died Saturday, February 21, in a Russell hospital.  Burial was at the family cemetery in Oil Springs, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Elders Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed officiated at the services. Baldwin was born over nine decades ago to Shell and Hannah Davis Baldwin.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Spradlin Baldwin. He is survived by a daughter from Sunberry, Ohio, Mrs. Eskaleen Selvage, three sons, Elmer and Ellis Baldwin of Ashland, and Eulis Baldwin of Oil Springs; a brother and a sister, Luther Baldwin, Winchester, and Mrs. Nora Webb, from Springfield, Ohio. There are 26 living grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 12 great-great- grandchildren. Baldwin belonged to the United Baptist Church. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1970

  
BALDWIN, William
1904-1970
William Baldwin died at the age of 65 on Wednesday, February 11, at a local hospital.  He suffered a prolonged illness.  Born in 1904 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Frederick and Francis Sublett Baldwin. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel was the site of the February 14 funeral.  Fred Hawkins and Vern Conley conducted services for the former Freewill Baptist. Burial was at the Sublett Cemetery in Paintsville, under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Baldwin’s son from Paintsville, Charles Baldwin, survives.  So do his two daughters, Louise McCarty and Linda Joyce Baldwin, both from Paintsville; six sisters, Mable Spears and Mary Bradley and Ledessia Endicott of Paintsville, Enola Webb, West Van Lear, and Marion, Ohio, residents Katherine West and Irene Zwolle.  Four brothers remain: Frederick and Buster Baldwin of Paintsville, Robert Baldwin, Carey, Ohio, and George Baldwin, Brooksville, Ohio.  Three grandchildren live on as well. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 1970

  
BELCHER, Beatrice
1912-1970
Mrs. Beatrice Belcher 57, of Flatwoods died Thursday February 24 at Lady of Bellefonte Hospital at Ashland after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted Friday February 27 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral home with the Reverend W.E. Davis officiating. Burial was in the John Ward Cemetery at Offutt under the direction of the Preston Funeral home. Born at Offutt on May 8 1912, she was the daughter of Grace Plummer Ward and the late John M. Ward. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarrence Arrowood. Survivors, in addition to her mother , are her husband, Jay Belcher; a son, Stanley Arrowood; a brother, Bob Ward of Offutt; four sisters, Mrs. Sue Butcher of Meally, Mrs. Lydia Mae Arrowood of South Charleston, W. Va. Ethel Daniels of Wheelright, and Betty Daniels of Offutt; and three grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 03-04-1970

   
CASTLE, Carrie
1970
Funeral services were conducted Friday February 27 for Mrs. Carrie Castle, 86, who died Monday February 23 at her home in Tutor Key. Florida Lyons and Cully Sparks officiated at the service in Tom's Creek United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the VanHoose Cemetery at Tutor Key. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born at Tutor Key on August 6, 1883, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Jane Wiley VanHoose. Her husband, Columbus "Lum" Castle preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Elmer and Raymond Castle of Marion, Ohio and Don Castle of Tutor Key; three daughters, Virgie Davis of Marion, Ohio, Tellie Meade of Wittensville, and Miss Mammie Castle of Tutor Key; a sister, Emma Scarberry of Columbus, Ohio, nineteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 4, 1970

   
COLLINS, Benjamin H,
1970
Benjamin H. Collins, 79, a native of Johnson County died February 17. Mr. Collins was born October 10, 1890. Services were conducted in the chapel of the Carman Funeral Home in Russell on February 19 with the Reverend Chester Culver officiating. Interment was in the Spears family cemetery at Argillite. Realtives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Collins of Genoa, Ohio; Raliegh Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Collins of Marion, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Adam C. Collins of Dayton, Ohio; Otto Collins and Oma and Claude Spencer of Portsmouth, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Fraley and family of East Point. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 04, 1970

   
COOK, Sarah (Lewis)
1902-1970
Sarah Cook, 67, died after a long-term illness.  The Whitehouse resident passed away in a local hospital on Tuesday, February 10, and was buried at the family cemetery near her home.  Funeral services were arranged by the Jones-Preston Funeral Home and were conducted at her home by Elsie Banks on February 12.  Mrs. Cook was a United Baptist. Her parents, Frank and Susan Meek Lewis, gave birth to her in Johnson County on December 8, 1902. Survivors include her husband, Corbit Cook, and a son, Roy Cook from Williamsport.  Surviving brothers and sisters are John R. Lewis, Wharton, W. Va., Walter Lewis, Cinn., Ohio, Frank Lewis of Boones Camp, George Lewis, Columbus, Ohio, Clyde Lewis, Butler, Pa., Ethel and Ruth Bowling from Cinn., Ohio, Mae Tyle of Columbus, Ohio and Rose Daniels, Williamsport.  There is one living grandchild. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY February 18, 1970

  
CURTIS, Emma (Blanton)
1907-1970
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 2 for Emma Curtis, 62, who died Saturday, February 28 at her home in Oil Springs. Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and J.T. Bailey officiated at the services in the Low Gap United Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery at Oil Springs.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The daughter of the late Hansford and Lucina Fairchild Blanton, she was born at Kenwood in Johnson County on March 7, 1907 and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Walter Curtis; a son, Walter Curtis Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Genevieve McCarty of Oil Springs and Mable Long and Carol McCarty of Columbus, Ohio, a brother, Lasco Blanton, and a sister, Mrs. Edna Blanton, both of Oil Springs; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY March 4, 1970

  
DAVIS, William L.
1970
A tragic car accident suddenly claimed the life of a young Millard man, William L. Davis, on February 12. The twenty-nine-year-old construction worker was killed on U.S. Route 23, and was buried February 15 at the Webb Cemetery in East Point. Minister Roy Robinson conducted services at the Elkhorn City Church of Christ. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements. Known as "Buddy" to his friends, Davis was born in Richland, VA., in 1940 to Letha May Lilly and the now deceased Doug Davis. His wife Patricia Stafford Davis, survives with their three small children, William Douglas, Kimberly Ann and Sheryl Ann Davis.  His sister, Mrs. Phyllis Fairchilds of Paintsville, and his brother, Larry Thomas Davis of West Land, Michigan, live on as well. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Feb 18 1970

  
FAIRCHILD, Clate
1970
Clate Fairchild, 49, died Wednesday, February 25, 1970 in a Huntington, W. Va. hospital.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 28,1970 in the Rockhouse Free Will Baptist Church with Don Fraley and James Lyons the officiating ministers. Burial was in the Fairchild Cemetery at Staffordsville. Born in Paintsville on May 28, 1920, he was the son of the late Enock and Samatha Johnson Fairchild.  He is survived by his wife, Beulah Fairchild Fairchild; three sons, Clate Winston, Larry Jean and Gary Dean Fairchild all of Painstsville; five daughters, June Ellen Rowland, Judy Carroll Sexten, Rose Marie Hitchcock, Jaunita and Darlene Fairchild all of Paintsville; three brothers, Frank Fairchild of Denver, Elzie and Kenneth Fairchild of Paintsville; two sisters, Dora Goble of Denver and Mint Hannah of Staffordsville; and six grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 3-11-1970

  
FAIRCHILD, Luna (Williams)
1882-1970
Mrs. Luna Fairchild died at the age of 87 on Friday, February 6, 1970, at a local hospital. Born in Fuget on September 30 of 1882, she was the daughter of the late Eliphas and Amanda Daniel Williams.  The Beechwall United Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Fairchild was a member since 1899 was the site of the February 8, 1970 funeral service.  Elders Hammie May, Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed officated. Burial was at the family cemetery in Leander, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Her husband of almost seventy years, Newton C. Fairchild, survives Mrs. Fairchild, as do her four dauthters; Alice Davis of Nippa, Edith Fairchild from Oil Springs, Dora Caudill of Derby, Ohio, and Delaware, Ohio, resident, Dorothy Colvin.  Also living are three sons, Thurman and Dorman Fairchild of Paintsville, and Harman Fairchild from Columbus, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-11-1970

  
FITCH, Bella (Osborne)
1970
Funeral services were held at the Richardson Methodist Church on Friday, February 6, for Mrs. Belle Osborne Fitch. The lifetime Richardson resident died on February 3 at the age of 79, Death came at a local nursing home after an illness of two years. Minister Culley Hager conducted services for the former Missionsry Baptist . The Preston Funeral Home took charge of the burial at the family cemetery in Richardson. Mrs. Fitch was the daughter of Henderson and Katherine Moore Osborne, and was born on October 31, 1891. She and her husband, Charley Fitch, were married in Richardson near the end of 1912. Survivors include the husband; two sons, Willis Fitch, Logan W. Va. , and Billie C. Fitch, Dayton, Ohio ; one daughter , Mrs. Reba Vanhoose of Urbana, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Price from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. , and 13 grandchildren, as well as 11 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-11-1970

  
FITZPATRICK, Ronald Dean
1970
Ronald Dean Fitzpatrick died quickly in a automobile accident on February 9, in Warsaw, IN. The son of Walter and Bessie Fitzpatrick of Johnson Co., was only 19 years old.  At the time of his death he was living in Warsaw, where he worked as a plant employee. Ronald was buried at the family cemetery on the Lick Fork of Jenny’s Creek, after Charlie Lemaster and Scott Castle conducted services at the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home on February 12. His wife Kaye Webb Fitzpatrick, and his infant daughter, Lagenia Fitzpatrick, survive.  So do two sisters, Stella June Bentley, of Warsaw, IN; eight brothers, George Luther Fitzpatrick, East Point; David  Fitzpatrick, Claypool, IN, Roger, Bennie, Walter Jr, Paul W. and Charlie Fitzpatrick all of Warsaw, IN. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-25-1970

   
FRANKLIN, Willie
1970
Fifty-one-year-old former East Point resident Willie (Buster) Franklin died suddenly on Thursday, February 12, in a U.S. Route 23 car wreck. Franklin, mechanic, was buried  at the family cemetery in West Van Lear, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home making the arrangements. Cecil Sherman officated at the February 16 funeral services, held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. He was born to the late Gayland and Bertha Goble Franklin on July 5, 1918, in Johnson County . Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mary Stapleton from West Van Lear . Paintsville Herald Wednesday 2-18-1970

   
GOBLE, Abraham
1970
Death came on Sunday, February 15, to Abraham (Abe) Goble at his Van Lear home. He was 72 years old and had suffered an extended illness. The former Church of Christ member and coal miner was buried at Van Lear's Goble Cemetery after the February 18 funeral services at his house. J.H. Short was the minister and the Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Born to Bud and Gertrude Delong Goble in Martin County on August 17, 1897, he is survived by his wife, Mable Howard Goble. Other survivors include his daughter, Lola Collins of Van Lear, and three grandchildren. The following sisters and brothers remains: Mollie Goble, Houston, Texas; Jenny Wells, Davis Port; Elvie Setzer, from Mann, W.Va.; Pearl Goble, Davella; Judy McGinnis, Deccie Goble, Beatrice Slone and Brooksie Maynard, all of Inez, Carl Goble, Davis Port; Jeff Goble, Columbus, Ohio and Johnnie Goble, Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 18, 1970

   
JUSTICE, Sarah (Burchett)
1920-1970
Mrs. Sarah Justice, 50, died in her home in Ashland on February 18, after a short illness. She was born in Johnson County at Stambaugh on January 27, 1920, the daughter of Mrs. Alta Burchett of Ashland, who survives, and the late Willie A. Burchett, who preceded her in death twelve years ago, as did a brother, Curtis, killed in World War II. She was married to Johnnie Justice on December 8, 1939 and then lived in West Virginia for eighteen years. She moved to Ashland ten years ago and was manager and co-owner of the J. J. Restaurant on U. S. 60 at Ashland. She was a member Kentucky creative-art club and was a member of the Holliness Church for twenty nine years. Surviving in addition to her mother and husband, are a son Timothy, 13; two brothers, Ernest Burchett of Borger, Texas, and Otto Burchett of Sitka; seven sisters, Mrs. Nora Meade of Nippa, Mrs. Emma Caudill of Radnor, Ohio, Mrs. Grace Caudill and Mae Baldwin of Kilbourne, Ohio, Mrs. Angeline Dearring of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Gusta Bevins of Route 1, Louisa, and Mrs. Wilma Castle of Flatwoods. The Caniff Funeral Home of West Wood was in charge of the arrangements. The funeral was conducted on February 22, in the Pentecostal Holliness Tabernacle in Flatwoods with the Reverend Richard Brewer and Reverend Benny Grizzle officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Paintsville Herald 4, March 1970

   
MEEK, Elbert "Birdie"
1970
Death came on Saturday, February 21, to Elbert (Birdie) Meek at a local hospital. He was 65 years old and had worked all his life as a general laborer. Meek was buried at the Meek Family Cemetery in Boons Camp after the February 23 funeral services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Earl Muncy was the minister and the Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born to Lathora and Talitha Ward Meek in Johnson County, the long time Boons Camp resident is survived by three brothers, Jim Meek of Boons Camp, Grover Meek from Springfield, Ohio and Arbie Meek of Indianapolis, Indiana. Two sisters also survive him. They are Alma Meek, Boons Camp, and Erma Walters, Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Harold Wednesday February 25, 1970

   
MOORE, Edward
1970
Eighty nine year old former West Van Lear resident Edward "Edd" Moore died Saturday, February 7, at a local hospital. The retired coal miner had suffered an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted by officiating minister Cecil Sherman at the Philadelphia Church of Christ. Moore was a long time member of the Church. He was born January 1, 1881, in Young, OH to Frank and Elizabeth White Moore. Survivors include his wife, Lena Brown Moore; four daughters, Ada Wells of Van Lear, Elizabeth Ward of Prestonsburg, Nela Spears of Willougby, OH, and Ethel Campbell, North Madison, OH; four sons, Terry Moore of North Madison, OH, Paul Moore, Farmersville, Ill., Everett Moore of Port Byron, Ill., Charles Moore of Van Lear. He is also survived by a brother, W. W. Moore of West Prestonsburg, 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Highlands Memorial Park in Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11, February 1970

   
MUSIC, Maggie (Hurt)
1865-1970
The very oldest Johnson Countian known of in recent times, Mrs. Maggie Music, passed away Tuesday, February 17 1970. Mrs. Music was born during the last year of the Civil War-1865-and died in a local hospital at 104 years of age. Funeral services were arranged by the Paintsville Funeral Home and were conducted by Hershell Short and Edgar Preston at the Meally Church of Christ, where she was a member for the past seven decades. Her parents were Isaac and Emmaline Bowling Hurt and her husband was W.H. Music. Surviving are her four daughters, Oma Elkins and Goldie Huff from Meally; Laura Childers, David; and Maymie Music, Venetta Springs, Fla.; four sons, Clint and Elijah Music, of Meally; Earl Music, Maywood, Ill.; and Willie Music, Williamsport. Her brother, George Hurt, lives at East Point. There are 42 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren alive. Like many of her family she lived at Meally.

   
RAMEY, Carrie (Lemaster)
1970
Funeral services were held at the Cannon Chapel in Volga on Monday, February 16, for Carrie Ramey, age 71.  The former Flat Gap resident died Thursday, February 12, in a local hospital after an extended illness.  Burial was at the family cemetery in Volga, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Officiating ministers at the services were Charles Stapleton and Ellis Hamilton. Mrs. Ramey was born in 1889 to the late William Henry and Nora Williams Lemaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roba F. Ramey, who passed away in 1960. She is survived by two daughters, Neva Mae Sparks from Flat Gap and Avanell Estep of Ashley, Ohio; six sons, Elwood and John F. Ramey of Flat Gap, Elzie Ramey, Marion, Ohio; Elbie Ramey, Ashley, Ohio; Hobart Ramey from Delaware, Ohio, and Mayburn Ramey of Fairborn, Ohio.  Also surviving, along with 30 grandchildren and one great grandchild, are brothers Elbert and Perry Lemaster, from Florida and Ashland, and Effie Lemaster of Win. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 18, 1970

   
RESPESS, Ada
1894-1970
Mrs. Ada Hayman Respess died at the age of 75 on a Saturday, February 21, at a local rest home.  Born in 1894 to William S. and Martha Castello Duncan, she lived in Lexington before coming to Paintsville. The Lexington Cemetery was the site of the February 23 graveside rites, which were conducted by the Rev. Leslie Rogers.  Burial was under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Mrs. Respess’ survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Martha Wells of Paintsville, and four grandchildren.  Two sisters from Monticello, Mrs. Delia Dennis and Mrs. Betty Humble, live also. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 25, 1970

   
RICHMOND, Unoka (Clark)
1970
One of the oldest neighbors known to Van Lear residents, Unoka Richmond, passed away on February 15 at the age of 91.  Mrs. Richmond was buried at the Wells Cemetery in Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. The Philadelphia Church of Christ, also in Van Lear, was the site of the funeral service conducted by Mose Kitchen and Cecil Sherman for the former United Methodist.  Services were on Wednesday morning, February 18. Mrs. Richmond was born on October 21, 1878, in Johnson County, to Samuel and Susan Wells Clark.  Death came after a long illness. Surviving are her sister, Julia Spears of Greenup County; two daughters, Susan Wells of Van Lear and Fannie Wells from Auxier; a son, Van Lear resident Bill Richmond; 29 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY FEB. 18, 1970

  
SPEARS, Kathi Marie
1970
Rev. Howard Billiter conducted funeral services on Sunday for the infant daughter of Riceville residents Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Spears. Two-month-old Kathi Marie Spears was born on December 7, 1969, and died on February 13 of this year. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements, and burial was at the family cemetery in Riceville after services at the Spears' home. Kathi is survived by her parents, her brother and sister Chris Edward and Lesa Lynn, and her grandparents, Henry and Ora Spears and Mrs. Goldie Castle. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 18, February 1970

  
THOMPSON, Matt
1970
Lowmansville resident Matt Thompson, 87, died Monday, February 23 in a local nursing home after an illness of one year. Born in Lawrence County on June 1, 1882, he was the son of the late Daniel and Colesta  Hayes Thompson and was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa Borders Thompson, in January, 1953 and his second wife, Julie Castle Thompson, on December 19,1967. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Cupp of Sandusky, Ohio and Mrs. TerieCastle of Norwalk, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs Mae Green of Lowmansville amd Mrs. Nora Puckett; a step-son, Roy Castle of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Zelda Castle of West Jefferson, Ohio; and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, February 26 in the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Scott Castle, Charles Stapleton and Byrd Webb the officiating ministers. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 3-01-1970

   
VANHOOSE, Stella (VanHoose)
1884-1970
Ministers Scott Castle and Claude Preston conducted funeral services today, Wednesday at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church for Mrs. Stella VanHoose. The Nippa resident had belonged to the Church for many years. She was born at Mingo in 1884, lived for the past sixty years at Nippa, and died on Sunday, February 22, at her home.  Mrs. VanHoose was 85 and had suffered a prolonged illness. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements, and burial took place at the family cemetery at Nippa. Her husband, Elro VanHoose, survives her, but her parents, Marion and Emma Dixon VanHoose are not living. Survivors are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Castle of Lowmansville; Mrs. Hazel Caudill of Stambaugh; Mrs. Lorraine Mason of Huntington, W. Va.; Mrs. Velma Castle of Keystone, W. Va., and Mrs. Ollie Mae Rice of Nippa; four sons, Roy VanHoose from Nippa; Kenova, W. Va. residents Everette and Ruby VanHoose, and Denvil VanHoose, Welch, W. Va. A half-sister, Mrs. Gladys Burchett of Stambaugh, continues on with 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 25, 1970

   
WARD, Phillip
1970
Sixty-eight-year-old Phillip (Peg) Ward died on Wednesday, February 11, in his lifelong home of Paintsville.  The retired coal miner was born on February 29 of 1902 in Tutor Key.  Burial was at the East Point family cemetery, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Rev. Willis Tackett conducted funeral services in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday afternoon, February 14. Wife Mandy Franklin Ward survives, along with seven daughters, Nola Belle Lemasters of Ashland, Bridget Hankey from Morris, Conn., and Paintsville residents Phyllis Lee Jones, Peggy Ann Ward, Reginia Irene Ward, Mary Fern Ward and stepchild Garnett Hitchcock.  Sons Phillip Ward, Toby Ward, Tery Eugene Ward and Gregory Ward, all of Paintsville, live on with Paintsville stepsons Larry Lemasters and Billy sexton.  Two Brothers, Ben Ward of Paintsville and Lorinza Ward from Maineville, Ohio, remain, along with 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mr. Ward was the son of the late Hollis and Nola David Ward. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  February 18, 1970

   
WHEELER, Helen
1970
Former Paintsville area resident Helen Wheeler, wife of William Wheeler, passed away at her Ashland home on Tuesday afternoon, February 10. Funeral was at the Oak Springs United Baptist Church of Ashland, with the John Steen’s Funeral Home handling the burial arrangements. Mrs. Wheeler was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Wiley Ward, Winifred, Mrs. Bert Hall and Mrs. Tracey Pack of Paintsville, and Mrs. Arnold Williams from Huntington, WVA. Paintsville Herald Wednesday February 18, 1970




MARCH - 1970

ADAMS, John
1905-1967
John Adams, 64, died Saturday, March 7, 1970 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born at Jennys Creek on, Thursday, October 2, 1905, he was the son of the late Jim and Lou Rice Adams and had resided at Whitehouse for fifty-seven years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, the former Maggie Adkins, whom he married at Tomahawk on, Saturday, April 19, 1930; three sons, Clell John, Jr. and Herbert Adams of Whitehouse; a step-son, Ernest Meadows of Ravenswood, W. Va.; four daughters, Helen Stooksburg, Maudie Duty and Mable Meek all of Whitehouse, and Loudia Burk of Hager Hill; twenty-nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Additional survivors include a brother, Bill Adams of Louisa; and four sisters, Stella Conley of East Point, Lucy Blackburn of Kenova, W. Va. and Rose Daniels and Hattie Daniels both of Whitehouse. J. H. Short and Benny Blankenship officiated at the services in the Meally Church of Christ on Monday, March 9, 1970. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Whitehouse.  The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 03-11-1970

  
BAILEY, Loy
1915-1970
Loy Bailey An extended illness terminated in death for Loy Bailey, 54, of Red Bush.  Born in 1915 to Estill and Mollie Wright Bailey, he died on March 25 and was buried in the Red Bush family cemetery three days later.  The Rev. Homer Evans and the Rev. Herman Ross conducted services at the Red Bush Enterprise Church. The former carpenter is survived by his wife, Nora Ramey Bailey, and seven brothers and sisters: Herschell Bailey of Louisville, the Rev. Willard Bailey of Red Bush, Deward Bailey of Grayson, Mrs. Goldie Kelly of Ashland, Mrs. Taxie Ross of Flat Gap, Mrs. Kathleen Dickens of Flat Gap, and Mrs. Wilma Jeane Crowhorn from Georgetown, Indiana. The Paintsville Funeral Home cared for the arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 1970   

   
BLANTON, Oscar
1890-1970
A short illness terminated in death at Charlestown, West Virginia, hospital for Oscar Blanton, 79. Born in 1890 to William and Judith Blanton of Manila, he died on March 24 after spending the past 15 years in Belle, West Virginia. Services were conducted on March 27 by Robert Custer and Bill Stevens at the Fidler and Frame Funeral Home. Graveside rites and burial followed at the Sunset Memorial Park. Blanton was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Williams Blanton; a son, Hurshel Blanton; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Blevins of Lexington, and Margie Blanton of Louisville; Three sisters, Mrs. F.M.Tackett of Staffordsville, Mrs. Hurbert LeMaster of West Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Harry McKenzie of Manila; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 8, 1970

   
CARTER, Dr. Allen
1904-1970
Services Are Held For Dr. A. B. Carter Services were held Friday afternoon at Paintsville for Dr. Allen Burgess Carter, prominent physician who succumbed March 24 after an illness of several months. Dr. Carter, 65, had been associated with the late Dr. E. G. Skaggs in the operation of the Paintsville Clinic since 1958, and had continued the clinic operation independently since the latter’s death two years ago. A native of Louisa, he graduated from Louisa High School, completed his pre-medical training at the University of Kentucky and received his medical degree at the University of Tennessee in 1931.  He opened his practice at Fleming in 1933, continuing there until he and Dr. Skaggs assumed operation of the Paintsville Clinic in 1958. Born August 13, 1904, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Odell Carter.  His father was an attorney in Louisa. He was a member of the American Medical Association, past president of the Johnson County Medical Association, a member of the County Board of Health, a director of Citizens National Bank, member of the board of Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, and active in Paintsville Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, the former Rose Nizich; two sons, Robert Allen of St. Louis, an aerospace engineer with the Army Aviation Systems Command, and Thomas Anthony, a sophomore at Paintsville High School and a daughter, Mary Catherine, in the fourth grade at Our Lady of the Mountains. A brother, Dr. Philip Carter, is a practicing physician at Louisa, and a sister, Mrs. William T. (Helen) Woods, resides in New Holland, Ohio. Rev. Charles Perry, of Fort Thomas, and Rev. Leslie Rogers officiated at Friday’s services in Mayo Methodist.  Burial followed at Louisa.  The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 01, 1970  

   
CRUM, John W.
1970
United Baptist Elder John W. Crum died at the age of 71 on Wednesday morning, March 25, in West Van Lear, where he had lived for the past 24 years.  A retired miner, Elder Crum was buried in West Van Lear after O.I. Williams, Nim Sturgill and Elzie Banks conducted services for him on March 28, in the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church.  Funeral arrangements were handled by the Preston Funeral Home. John and Judith Ward Crum gave birth to him in Boons Camp.  Both are now deceased, as is his former wife, Ida Sparks Crum. Leonard Crum, a son from Dayton, Ohio, survives with two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Blair of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Martha Belcher of West Van Lear; one brother, Milt Crum of Florida; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY April 1, 1970

   
DANIEL, Etta
1970
Sitka resident Etta Daniel, 79, died Monday, March 2 in Kings Daughters Hospital at Ashland after an illness of two years. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, march 5 at 11:00a.m. in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Kerz with Reverends Ellis Hamilton, Harold Salyer and Francis Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Kerz. The Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include four sons, Mitchell, Marshall and Maurice Daniel of Ashland and the Reverend Bruce Daniel of Sitka; three daughters, Marie Lance and Muriel Castle of Ashland and Geneva Rice of Brooksville; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday  March 1 1970

   
ESTEP, Lola Gay (Cantrell)
1927-1970
Mrs. Lola Gay Estep, 42, died Thursday, March 12, 1970 in local hospital after an illness of several weeks. The daughter of Olva and Flora Cantrell who survive, she was born at Fuget on August 12, 1927. She was a lifelong, resident of Fuget and a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include her husband, Glady L. Estep, whom she married on November 9, 1948; two sons, Donnie and James Estep, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Wanda Mollette of Fuget, Linda, Teresa, Shirlene, and Yvonne Estep at home; two brothers, Ernie Cantrell of Flat Gap and Eudell Cantrell of Fuget; two sisters, Mrs. Nola Rowland of Fuget and Mrs. Ruby Rowland of Fairborn, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 15, 1970 in the Bethel Church at Flat Gap with Lonza and Arnold Reed and Eual McKenzie the officiating ministers. Interment followed in Fuget under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PUBLICATION UNKNOWN Published March 1970

   
FRANCIS, Willard
1970
Willard Francis, 47, died Paintsville on March 16. The former auto mechanic and World War II veteran was buried in the Highland Memorial Park after services at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on March 19. Cline Salyers was the minister. Francis was a life -long resident of Johnson County and the son of Mont and Melvian Wallace Francis. Surviving brothers and sisters include Montville Francis, Jr. of Meally, Johnnie Francis of Staffordsville, Thomas Francis from Greenville, Ohio, Christine Turner of Paintsville, Pauline Shelton of Greenville, Ohio, and Alka Tackett from London, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-01-1970

   
GIBSON, Allie (Stephens)
1970
Allie Mae Gibson died in a local hospital at the age of 87 on March 31. Born in Carter County to William and Jane Hall Stephens, she had lived in Van Lear for Many years. J. H. Short conducted services at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on April  3, prior to burial at the Club House Cemetery in Van Lear . Ewing Gibson, a son from Middletown, Ohio, survives with the deceased's brother, Tom Stephens of Circleville, Ohio, four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-08-1970

   
GOLDEN, Sonya
1970
Services were held Tuesday, March 10, for Sonya Golden, 14, of Thealka, who succumbed Sunday, March 8. Don Fraley officiated at the funeral services in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was in the Golden Cemetery at Thealka. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. She was the daughter of Edgel and Morma Marrie Harris Golden and was born in Paintsville on July 11, 1955. Survivors include the parents, four brothers and three sisters. They are Jerry C. Golden, in the U.S. Army; George William Golden, Frank Golden, Edgel Golden Jr., Audry Anna Golden, Virginia Ann Golden, and Georgeene Golden, all at home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 18, 1970

  
GULLETT, Lonnie
1970
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 28, for retired mechanic Lonnie Gullett. The 70-year-old East Point resident was buried at the Gullett Cemetery in East Point, under the direstion of Preston Funeral Home. Virgil Howard and Willis Tackett were officiating ministers. The son of the late Harrison and Rosa Collins Gullett died of a heart attack. His wife of over 50 years, Vada Franklin Gullett, survives. Others still living include two sons, Clifford Gullett of East Point, and William Earl Gullett of Paintsville; five daughters, Mrs. Marie Haney and Mrs. Mildred Powers, both from Paintsville, Mrs. Ruth Rowland and Mrs. Virginia Spradlin, of East Point, and Mrs. Gertrude Bowen Randell of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Dolie Fisher of Ypsilanti, Michigan; 37 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 01, 1970

 
HALL, Christopher
1970
Christopher Hall, the infant son of Donald and Deloris Ramey Hall, was dead at birth on Sunday, March 8 in a local hospital. Survivors in addition to the parents include the maternal grandparents, Walter and Thelma Goble Ramey, and the paternal grandparents, Manuel and Allie Campbell Hall, all of East Point. Graveside rites were conducted by Alfred Frazier Jr., Monday, March 9, in the Ramey Cemetery at East Point. The Jones and Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. THURSDAY MARCH 11, 1970 PAINTSVILLE HERALD

  
KIMBLER, James Blaine
1970
James Blaine Kimbler passed away at a local hospital Thursday, March 26, after a long extended illness. He lived all of his 84 years in Sitka, after having been born in 1885 to George and Martha Jones Kimbler. Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyers conducted services at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church on March 29. The Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial arrangements at the family cemetery in Sitka. The former merchant and farmer outlived both of his wives, Tisha Salyers Kimbler, who died in 1941, and Ella Murray Kimbler, who passed on in 1966. Survivors are his two sons, Mitchell Kimbler of Flat Gap, and Claude Kimbler of Murraysville, Ohio; seven daughters, Mrs. H. L. McKenzie and Mrs. Earl Miller, of Paintsville, Mrs. Verlin Murray, Mrs. Flora Hall and Mrs. Howard R. Salyers all three of Middletown, Ohio. Mrs. Tommie Salyers of Sitka and Mrs. Don Norris of San Diego, Calif. Others include his brother Lonzo Kimbler of Sitka, 30 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Paintsville Herald 1, April 1970

    
KIMBLER, Ochel
1923-1970
World War II veteran Ochel Kimbler, 46, died Tuesday, March 3 in Grand Rapid, Ohio, as the result of an automobile accident. The son of the late Scott and Mary Jane Kimbler, he was born in Johnson County on August 2, 1923. He was a resident of Manchester, Ohio at the time of his death and was employed by Campbell Soup Co. Survivors included his wife, the former Coltine Mayhan; a son Ochel Kimbler, Jr. at home; three brothers, Dave Kimbler of Red Bush, Garfield Kimbler of Sebastian, Ohio, and Estil Kimbler of Portsmouth, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ward of Columbus, Ohio. The Reverend Ellis Hamilton officiated at the funeral services Saturday, March 7 in the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR 11, 1970

   
LEMASTER, Edgar
1893-1970
Edgar Lemaster, 76, of Portsmouth, Ohio, was pronounced dead on arrival at Scioto Memorial Hospital on March 5, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late George and Rose Lemaster Blanton and was born May 18, 1893 at Kenwood. Mr. Lemaster was a Scioto County resident for 38 years and a retired Ohio Valley Gas Co. employee. Surviving are his wife, Delia Blanton Lemaster; four sons, Don of Lucasville, Ohio, Thomas Gene of Anchorage, Alaska, Robert of Enon, Ohio and Carl of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Olive Sparks of Rubyville and Mrs. Mildred Nourse of Eden Park, Ohio; and seventeen grandchildren. Additional survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Faye Salyer of Waldo, Ohio and Mrs. Ethel Gullett of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and two half-brothers, Glen and Hobart Blanton of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Mr. Lemaster was a member of the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church were funeral services were conducted Sunday March 8 by the Reverend Wright and Reverend Everett Slone. Interment followed in the Memorial Burial Park at Wheelersburg, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 18, March 1970

  
MORRIS, Arthur
1970
Retired school teacher Arthur Morris, 83 died Thursday, March 5 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 8, in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka with Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Edward Salyer officiating. Interment was in the Morris Cemetery at Cherokee under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born in Lawrence County on March 23, 1886, he was the son of the late John and Martha Adams Morris. He was a United Baptist Minister and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, the former Stella Stapleton; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Graham of Cherokee; a step daughter, Mrs. Erie Williams of Paintsville; four grandchildren and five step- grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, David Morris of Louisa and Archie Morris of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Gartin of Centerburg, OH and Mrs. Mollie Adams of Beaver, OH. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11, March 1970

   
PRESTON, Hansel
1970
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 12 for Lester Hansel Preston, 48, who died Monday, March 9 in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, after an illness of six weeks.  The Reverends C. Hoge Hockensmith and James Wallace officiated at the services in the First Baptist Church of Paintsville.  Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville.  The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Active pallbearers were James Trimble, George Newsome, Eck Chandler, M.C. Conley, Claude Christian, Freeland Bradbury, Charlie Newsome and Donnie Patton.  Honorary pallbearers were Bill Borders, Bill Stapleton, Luther Safriet, C.V. Sturgill, Dr. Glenn R. Powell, Herman Wheeler, Johnny Williams, Leroy Grimm. Mr. Preston was born at Meally on February 26, 1924, the son of Charles E. and Lesta Preston, who survive.  He was a partner in the Community Food Market, a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge and the First Baptist Church.  Survivors, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Shirley Scott Preston, whom he married January 8, 1943 at Paintsville; a son James Scott Preston of Merritt Island, Fla.; a daughter Judith Carolyn Preston of Paintsville; and his grandmother, Mrs. Zelphia Preston.  Additional survivors include two brothers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday March 11 1970

   
RATLIFF, Walker
1970
Retired miner Walker Ratliff 69, died Friday March.06 1970 in Riverview Hospital at Louisa.  Funeral  services were conducted Monday March 9 in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Claude Preston and Scott Castle the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa under the directions of the Preston Funeral Home. The son of the late Harve and Nola Hampton Ratliff, he was born at Nippa on July 30 1900. He was a lifelong resident of Ulysess. He is survived by his wife, the former Virgie Music, whom he married on January 18 1920; a son Jerry Walker Ratliff of Canton, Ohio, six daughters, Mrs. Verna Fletcher of Meally, Mrs. Verlie Mae Phelps of Inez, Mrs. Virgie Yvonne Johnson of and Mrs.Valerie Annett Mowen of Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Viola Music of David, and Mrs.Jacqueline Hinkle of Columbus,Ohio,   Additional survivors include four brothers, Harry Ratliff of Barnett's Creek, Jess Ratliff of Hall and Jim Ratliff of Demo; four sisters, Mrs. Flora Caldwell of Sitka, Mrs. Lora Branham of Nippa,  Mrs. Venious Music of Greenwich, Ohio and Mrs. Clara Music of Van Lear; twenty-seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

   
RHEA, Elbert N.
1970
Former Paintsville resident Elbert Newton Rhea, 77, died Sunday, March 1, in a Blountsville, Indiana, nursing home after an extended illness. Mr. Rhea was born in Powell, Tennessee.  He had been a store manager for the J. B. Dick 5 & 10 Store and had resided in Blountsville for the past ten years.  He was affiliated with the Methodist Church. Survivors include a stepson, Kenneth Williamson of Powell Tennessee; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marshall Williamson of Paintsville; and a brother, G. M. Rhea of Powell, Tennessee; and three grandchildren.  His wife had preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted today, March 4, in Moreland, Indiana.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Blountsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAR. 4, 1970

   
TACKETT, Buell
1905-1970
Zanesville, Ohio resident Buell Tackett, 64, died Thursday, March 5 (1970) in Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville after an extended illness. The son of the late John F. and Clara Blevins Tackett, he was born at Staffordsville on October 22, 1905.  He was a coal miner and had lived at Zanesville for the last seventeen years. He was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Malvery Rowe, whom he married on June 5, 1925 at Pikeville; three sons, Granville of Zanesville, John of Paintsville and Archie of Marion, Ohio; and a daughter, Rose Mary Mallett of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Additional survivors include three brothers, Thurman, John F. and Garland all of Staffordsville; five sisters, Mrs. Annie Lemasters of Denver, Mrs. Ethel Salyers of Staffordsville, Mrs. Gladys Rowe of Belcher, Mrs. Goldie King of Staffordsville and Mrs. Martha Hampton of Wittensville; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 8 in the Southside Free Will **rest is missing. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 3-11-1970

  
THOMPSON, Stell (Flora)
1970
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10 for Stell Ann Flora Thompson, 89, who died Saturday, March 7 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. The 1:00 p.m. services were held in the chapel of Chapman Mortuary in Huntington, W. Va. with burial in the Highland Cemetery in Huntington. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born in Mason County, W.Va. , she was the daughter of the late James A. and Amanda Flora. She had been a esident of Paintsville for the last twelve years and was affiliated with the Highlawn Baptist Church. Her husband, John T. Thompson, preceded her in death in 1952. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Opal Kirtley of Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Gratie Day of Columbus, Ohio; a grandson, Gordon S. Kirtley Jr. ; and a great grandson, Glenn Kirtley. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 3-11-1970

  
TRIMBLE, Quince
1970
Quince Trimble, age 70, died Wednesday, March 4, in Lincoln Memorial Hospital at Columbus, Ohio. A retired aircraft worker for North American Rockwell Corp, he was a veteran of World War I . He is survived by his wife, Hattie; five sons, Clarence E. of Columbus, Alfred F. of Beaver, Ohio, David L. of Xena, Ohio, Walter R. and Robert B both of Columbus; two daughter, Mrs. Reva Parker, Mrs. Mary Frances Bartholic both of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a step- daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Boyd of Canal Winchester, Ohio. Additional survivors include three brothers, Wince of Paintsville, Elmer of Jackson, Ohio and Harry B. of Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Stella Coldiron of Westerville, Ohio, Mrs. Halley Preston of Paintsville, Mrs. Clara Levy of Florida; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 7 in the Woodyard East Chapel in Columbus. Interment followed in the Mountain Ridge Cemetery at Beaver, Ohio. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 3-11-1970

  
WARD, Manda (Mollette)
1970
Manda Melvina Ward, 92, died Sunday, March 1 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. The daughter of the late John B. and Manda Wells Mollette, she was born at Boons Camp on January 30, 1878.  She was a resident of Boons Camp at the time of her death and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Her husband Alex Martin Ward, preceded her in death in 1946.   Survivors include two sons, Willie Ward of Louisa and Hansford Ward of Boons Camp; three daughters, Stella Staniford and Nancy Ward of Boons Camp and Dora Adams of Louisa; twenty-one grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren. Elders Elzie Banks and George Dutton officiated at the funeral services today, Wednesday, March 4 in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  March 4, 1970

  
WELLS, M.L.
1970
Retired miner and farmer M.L. “Len” Wells, 89, died Monday, March 2 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on January 23, 1881, he was the son of the late M.L.K. and Exer Meek Wells and was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. His wife, the former Vicie Hinkle, preceded him death. Survivors include four sons, King Wells of Ashland; Crit Wells of Wayland, Oscar Wells of Paintsville; and Zip Wells of Boons Camp; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hamilton of Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Duncan of Dayton, Ohio; eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. The Reverend Leslie Rogers officiated at the funeral services today, Wednesday, March 4, in the Jones and Preston Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Wells-Buckington Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 4, 1970

  
WHEELER, William T.
1970
Services Are Held For William “Bill” Wheeler Seventy-year-old William (Bill) T. Wheeler died on Saturday, March 14, in an Ashland Hospital.  The retired Armco Employee was born on September 14, 1889 to the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Wheeler from Johnson County.  Burial was at the South Ashland Cemetery. Elders J.C. Sparks, Everett Slone and Walter Pelphrey conducted funeral services at the Oak Springs United Baptist Church on Monday afternoon, March 16.  Wheeler belonged to the Paintsville United Baptist Church since 1937. His wife preceded him in death on February 10 of this year. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Arnold Williams, Huntington, WVA, and Mrs. Tracey Pack, Mrs. Bill Hall and Mrs. Wiley Ward, all of Paintsville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A long list of relatives called at the funeral home on March 15. Paintsville Herald Wednesday March 25, 1970




APRIL - 1970
   
BLAIR, Vernie
1970
Seventy-eight-year-old Vernie Blair died on Thursday, April 30, in a local hospital after an extended illness. The Denver farmer was born in Johnson County to the late James and Katherine Blair. Cline Salyers conducted funeral services at Denver’s Liberty Baptist Church and the Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for the burial in the Arms Cemetery at Denver on May 3. Survivors include his wife, Ora Lee Blair, four sons from Denver, Jemas, Willis, Wayne and Robert Blair; one step son, Lora Pelphrey of Quincy, Ohio; two daughters, Anna Mary Meade of Whitehouse and Wilma Carol Blair from Denver; two half sisters from Paintsville, Cloie Lemaster and Mollie Trimble, and a brother Albert Blair, also of Paintsville. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 6, 1970

   
BUTCHER, Willie 'Son'
1970
Willie (Son) Butcher died on April 24 at the age of 83.  He passed away at a local nursing home after an extended illness. Services for the retired miner were held on April 26 in the Millards Creek School House, with O. I. Williams and Elzie Banks presiding. Burial was at the Webb Cemetery in Van Lear, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Butcher was a United Baptist and the son of Simon and Clarendia Webb Butcher.  He spent his entire life in Van Lear. Wife Amanda Blanton Butcher preceded him in death late last year. Survivors are two sons from Kenton, Ohio, Curtis and John Butcher. Others include daughters Opal Columber, Elois Herne, Elizabeth Sharp, Ivory McQuorreen and Phyllis Byers, all of Kenton, Ohio. There are 26 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren alive. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 1970

   
CASTLE, Jon C.
1970
Jon Christopher Castle, the child of Fred Robert and Nancy Carol Blair Castle, died on the day of his birth, April 22, at an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital Funeral services were held on April 24 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral by Arnold Reed. Burial was in the Stambaugh Cemetery in Stambaugh. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Orville Castle of Ypsilanti, Mi., while maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Blair of Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 29, 1970

   
CHILDERS, Eloise (Roberts)
1970
Funeral services were held last Friday at Paintsville's First Freewill Baptist Church for Eloise Roberts Childers, 57. Mrs.Childers died in a local hospital on Wednesday, April 1, and buried in the Town Cemetery under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Scott Castle and Willis Tackett conducted the services. The former nurse and lifetime city resident was the daughter of the late Charley and Louella VanHoose Roberts. Survivors are a daughter, Gayle Rebecca Childers; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brownlee of Paintsville, and Mrs. Lorena Butcher of Williamsport, and two brothers, Earl Roberts from Paintsville and Thomas Roberts of Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 08, 1970  

   
COLVIN, Claude
1970
Claude Colvin, 63, died on April 26 after an illness of several months. The Staffordsville resident and retired miner passed away in a local hospital and was buried in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery at Staffordsville, under the guidance of Paintsville Funeral Home. The Revs. Russell Ramey, Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel held sercices in the church on April 29. Colvin's parents were the late Albert and Laura Ellen Spradlin Colvin of Johnson County. Survivors are his wife, Leah Blevins Colvin; a son from Paintsville, Jimmy Colvin; three daughters, Betty Jo Daniel of Thealka, Janet Sue Jones of  Dayton, Ohio and Debra Claudette Colvin of Staffordsville; a brother, Eskill Colvin from Paintsville; three sisters, Clara Kestner of Hager Hill, Beulah Arrms of Leander, and Stella Biser on Cinainnati, Ohio and seven grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May, 06, 1970

   
CRACE, Mark
1970
The infant son of Eulas and Vicki Griffith Crace died in his Paintsville home on April 21.  Mark Wayne Crace, who was just nine months old, was buried in the Mayo Cemetery on April 23, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Scott Castle and J.H. Burton held services in the First Freewill Baptist Church. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 13, 1970

   
DUTTON, James
1970
Seventy seven-year-old retired coal miner James (Jim) Dutton died in his Paintsville home on April 14. Services followed at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel on April 18, with Bruce Daniels and Claude Preston officiating. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of burial at the family cemetery in Whitehouse. Dutton was the son of the late Allen and Amy Mollett Dutton, and the husband of the now deceased Mary Ward Dutton.  He was born in Boons Camp on April 17, 1892. Survivors include five sons, Denver and Earl Dutton of Whitehouse, Shadie and Hubert Dutton of Columbus, Ohio, and Selsus Dutton from Wierton, W. Va., one daughter, Vivian Capparalla of Baltimore, Maryland; a brother John Dutton of River; three sisters, Mary Spears of mcDowell, Sally Pack of Dayton, Ohio, and Maggie Williams from Glenoma, Wash.; 32 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday April 22 1970

   
FIELDS, Mabel (Bowling)
1970
Mrs. Mabel Fields, daughter of Paintsville resident William Paris Bowling and the late Ada Mabel Bowyer Bowling , died on April 20 in a Mansfield, Ohio, hospital, She was 60. The Rev. Duane Saylor conducted services at the Mansfield Church of the Nazarene, and the Wappner Funeral Home handled burial arrangements at the Manfields Cemetery. Mrs. Fields married the late Clifford Kiser, lived in Indiana for a number of years, and gave birth to two daughters; Betty Jean Kiser and Mrs. Gail Kiser Daily . In 1956 she wed William D. Fields and moved to Mansfield , where she worked for the Winchester Nursing Home. Survivors include two brothers, Virgil Bowling of Vansant, Va., and William S. Bowling from Kenton, Ohio ; four sister, Mrs. Virgil Smith of Mansfield, Mrs. Charles Wilson of Silver Spring, Mansfield, Mrs. Edgar Hyden from East Point and Mrs. Mrs. Harry Rivetts of Littleton, Mass.; three half brothers from Van Lear, Henry , Julius, and Demart Bowling, and a half brother from Middletown, Ohio, Edgar Bowling; three grandchildren and numerous relatives. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 4-29-1970

   
GRIM, Mae (Clevenger)
1970
Sixty-six-year-old Mae Clevenger Grim died in Tampa, Fla., on April 23. She was buried on April 26 in the family cemetery at Nippa, with arrangements handled by the Preston Funeral Home. Claude Preston conducted services in the home's chapel. Mrs. Grim was born to Ora and Stella Lyon Clevenger in Rushville, Indiana, and lived her last 22 years in Tarpon Springs, Flordia. Her husband, M-Sgt. Glenroe Grim preceded her in death on November 28, 1968. Survivors are Mrs. Bessie Marshall, a sister from Rushville, and two brothers, Roy Clevenger of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Martin Clevenger on Indianapolis, Ind. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 29, 1970

  
HENSLEY, Henry
1970
Henry Hensley died in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital on April 23. Born in Johnson County on July 2, 1911, he was the son of the late Robert and Dora Adams Hensley. The Rev. Herschell Short conducted funeral services in the Meally Church of Christ on April 26, after which the Paintsville Funeral Home arranged for burial at the Wilson Cemetery in Offutt. Hensley was a construction worker living in Springfield, Ohio, at the time of his death. His wife, Easter Wilson Hensley, survives. Additional survivors include a son James Robert Hensley of Tomahawk; eight daughters from Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Arthur Mollett, Mrs. Claude Hayes, Mrs. Bob Hoffman, Misses Jeane, Dorothy, Joyce Ann, Henriette and Ottes Lynn Hensley; one daughter from New Haven, Mich., Mrs. Clayton Bowden; a brother Ray Hensley of Meally; a sister, Mrs. Clell Blevins of Springfield, and 15 grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 29, 1970

  
JOHNSON, Nancy (Kestner)
1970
Nancy Kestner Johnson died April 10 at her home on Woodland Court after suffering an illness of several months. She was 86. The Rev. Willis Tackett conducted services the following Monday at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at the family cemetery in Hagar Hill, with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by two husbands, Schal Kestner and Jim Johnson, as well as her parents, Bailey and Sis Bolin. Surviving sons are Fawine and Roger Kestner, of Paintsville, and Joe and Buddy Johnson, also of Paintsville. Others still living are two sisters, four brothers, 32 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 15, 1970

   
LEMASTER, Harry B.
1970
The Bethel United Baptist Churrch in Flat Gap, was the site of April 28 funeral services for Harry B. Lemaster, 64, who died three days before in a local hospital. Officiating ministers were Buell Ferguson, Tommy Bailey, Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed. A Flat Gap farmer, Lemaster was born in Johnson County to Alvin and Belle Salyers Lemaster. Four sons survive; Junior Paul Lemaster of Springfield, Ohio, Billy Eugene, Cecil Bay and Walter Allen Lemaster all from Nashville, Tenn. Also included are three brothers; Lexie Lemaster of Fuget, Luther Lemaster of Fuget and Bruce Lemaster of Newcastle; two sisters, Mary Lemaster of Fuget, and Ruie Curtis of Centerburg, Ohio; one daughter Mrs. Willa Mae Conley of Sunbury, Ohio, and nine grandchildren. The Jones Preston Funeral Home took care of burial arrangements at the family cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 29, April 1970

  
LYON, Esta (Gillem)
1894-1970
Mrs. Esta Lyon, 75, of Louisa, died Monday at her home after a long illness.  Born at Keaton, Ky., Aug. 24, 1894, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Holboork Gillem.  She was a member of the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church and the Women's Auxiliary, also the Betsy Ross chapter, Rebekah Lodge, Louisa. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charlie, Johns of Louisa,; a son, Manuel R. Lyon of Sharonville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Martha Kelly of Louisa; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Fraley of Martha, Ky; a grandson, Mark Lyon of Hanover, Ind.; and two great- grandchildren. The deceased was preceded in death by her husband, Proctor Lyon, April 6, 1959.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Louisa Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Austin, Former pastor, and Rev. Burt Hall, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Lyon Cemetery at Keaton, Ky. The body was removed from the Young Funeral Home to the church to lie in state one hour before funeral time.  Betsy Ross Rebekah Lodge conducted memorial services Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the funeral home. The Big Sandy News April 23, 1970 Submitted By: Debra Richard Dunford

  
MAYNARD, Mary (Fraley)
1970
Services were held April 27 for Mrs. Mary Maynard, 85, a Staffordsville resident, who died in a local hospital Saturday, April 25. Mrs. Maynard's parents were the late Arris and Plina Fitch Fraley; her husband, who died in 1954, was Ruffus Maynard. Surviving are a son of Columbus, Ohio, Ruffus Maynard, Jr.; two daughters from Staffordsville, Mrs. Lucille Mayhan and Mrs. Esta Smallwood; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Mose Kitchen officiated at the services in the Staffordsville Church of God. She was buried in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Harold Wednesday April 29, 1970

   
MOLLETTE, Ali
1970
Nim Sturgill and Everett Crum conducted services on April 5 for longtime River resident Ali Mollette, who died two days earlier at the age of 83. The Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial at the family cemetery in Offutt. Mollette, a United Baptist, suffered an extended illness. He was born in 1886 to John and Martha Hall Mollette and married in 1903 to Rachel Spears Mollette, who survives. Also living are two sons, Arnold and Melvin Mollette, both from Offutt; four daughters, Edna and Mildred Mollette of Offutt, Mrs. Hazel Daniels of River, and Mrs. Stella Ramey of Springfield, OH; one brother, from Tomahawk, Rodrick Mollette; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8, April 1970

   
MUSIC, James Dencil
1970
James Dencil Music 25, died in a Lexington hospital on April 15 after suffering an extended illness, Funeral services were conducted at the Rush Fork Methodist Church on April 18 by Charles Stapleton and Bruce Daniels. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial at the family cemetery in Nippa. Music is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilcox Music, and his parents, Kelly and Ella Daniels Music. The one time paintsville resident was born in JOhnson County. Also still living are Kelly Music Jr. a brother from Paintsville, and Mollie Faye Williamson, a sister from Paris. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 22 1970

  
PENIX, Roma
1970
Roma Penix, 55, died in Silver Creek, N.Y., on April 10 after a one-year illness. Born in Williamsport, he lived for the past 17 years in Silver Creek with his wife, Ethel Daniels Penix, and his children. Penix was the son of Sophia Ward Penix and the late John B. Penix. The Preston Funeral Home took charge of the burial arrangements on Aril 14 at the family cemetery in Williamsport. Nim Sturgill, Glenn Arrowood and Earl Muncy conducted services at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Darrel Penix of Buffalo, N.Y., Gary Ray Penix of Rochester, N.Y., and Doyle Penix from Silver Creek; daughter Sharon Jean DaMico, also of Silver Creek; three brothers, Ernest and John Penix, Jr., both of Williamsport, and Chad Penix from Lonville, W. Va., three sisters, Mary Belle Wells of Silver Creek, Alene Vivian Setser of Williamsport, and Eula Lee Robinson of Paintsville. There are two living grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 15, 1970

  
PERKINS, Lula E. (Bailey)
1970
An extended illness terminated in death on Sunday, April 5, for Lula E. Bailey Perkins, age 68. On the following Wednesday funeral services were conducted at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church by Don Fraley. Burial was at the Wheeler Cemetery in Thealka under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Mrs. Perkins was the daughter of the late Will and Catherine Puckett Bailey of Magoffin County. Her husband of nearly 50 years, Willie Perkins, survives. Other survivors include three sons, Frank Perkins of Van Lear, Charles C. Perkins of Columbus, Ohio, and Ollie Perkins, from Wabash, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Nothstine of Columbus, Ohio and Miss Beulah Perkins of Wabash, Ind.; one brother, Charlie Bailey of Wabash, Ind.; four sisters, Margret Rowland of East Point, Christine Meade, Irene Hampton and Emma Jean Mahan, all of Wabash, Ind.; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1970

   
PERRY, Michele Lynn
1970
Michele Lyn Perry, the two-year-old daughter of Michael and Martha Fannin Perry from Van Lear, died in a local hospital on Friday, April 10, after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted by Nim Sturgill the following Sunday at the Little Friendship Baptist Church in Boons Camp. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the burial at the Crum Family Cemetery, also in Boons Camp. Michele is survived by a sister, Audra, who lives at home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday April 15, 1970

  
RICE, Dr. Grant
1970
A 1904 graduate of the Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Grant Rice, died in a Huntington, W. Va. hospital on April 18 1970. The lifelong Oil Springs resident was 97. On April 21 services were held at the Oil Springs Methodist Church, with Lonza Reed and Frank Spillman presiding. The Paintsville Funeral Home took charge of burial at the family cemetery nearby. Dr. Rice, a 32nd Degree Mason, was born almost a century ago to John and Polly Salyer Rice of Johnson County. He married the late Sina Caudill Rice. Survivng sons are Wayne, Wade and Carl Rice from Oil Springs. Others still living include a daughter from Oil Springs, Mrs. Hazel Rice, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY APR.22 1970

  
SKAUGE, Albert A.
1970
An accident claimed the life of Albert A. Skauge, former plant foreman of the Adams Construction Company, on April 29. The 64- year-old husband of Evelyn Welch Skauge was buried on May 2 in the Witten Cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 conducted graveside rites after J. H. Short held services in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Skauge, who lived for the past eight years in Kingsport, Tenn., was the son of the late Julian and Minnie Skauge from Minnesota. He was a Lutherine and a member of New Providence Lodge No. 128, Marysville, Tenn. His wife, whom he married in Paintsville in 1942, survives him. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6, May 1970

  
SPEARS, Elijah
1970
Sixty-five-year-old Elijah Spears died on April 5 at a Louisa hospital after suffering an extended illness. Services were held at Beauty, where he lived, in the Buck Creek Christian Church. Burial was at the Field's Cemetery, Boons Camp, under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home. Spears was the son of the late Winfield and Judy Spears. He is survived by his wife; one daughter; two sons, Earl Spears of New Jersey and Estill Spears from Ohio; three brothers, George Spears of Kansas City, Kansas, Winfield Spears, Jr. of Port Clinton, Ohio, Eugene Spears of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Mary Step of Enon, Ohio, Irene Nobis from Port Clinton, Ohio, and Adeline Webb of Inez. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8, April 1970

   
WADDLE, James
1970
James Waddle died in a Louisa hospital on Monday, April 6, at the age of 50.  The former laborer and Whitehouse resident was born to the late George and Minnie Adams Waddle in Johnson County. Services were held at the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church on April 8, with Charles Stapleton and Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Burial followed at the family cemetery in Whitehouse, under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  April 15, 1970

   
WELLS, Fannie (Richmond)
1970
Death came on April 27, to Fannie Lee Richmond Wells at an area hospital.  She was 74, and had suffered a prolonged illness. The wife of the late Richard M. Wells was buried in the Relocation Cemetery at Auxier, after services were held on April 29 in the Auxier Methodist Church.  Mose Kitchen was the minister and the Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Born to Samuel and Unoka Clark Richmond in Johnson County, she is survived by two sons from Columbus, Ohio, Glen and Haskel Wells. Others surviving include five daughters, Mildred Sturgill, Lucille Patton and Beatrice Childers, from Auxier and Unoka Frisby and Delight Hall of Louisville; a sister and a brother from Van Lear, Anna Wells and Bill Richmond; 21 grandchildren and 22 great children. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 6, 1970




MAY - 1970

ASHLEY, Roy L.
1970
Seventy-one-year-old Roy L. Ashley died in North Palm Beach, Fla., on May 18.  The retired railroader was buried there four days later. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Music Ashley; s son at home, Chuck Ashley; one daughter, Virginia; a step-daughter, La Quaeti Wright, and brother-in-laws, W. H. (Bill) Music of Sitka, D Mart and John B. Music of East Point. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 1970

BLAIR, Buddy Eugene
1970
Buddy Eugene Blair, 21, died May 21 in an automobile accident. The former Johnson Countain was living in Williamsport Ohio at the time. Blair was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, a former Army sergeant and holder of the Bronze Star award for valor. His mother was Mrs. Daisy Blair. The Porter Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Pleasant Cemetery at Mt. Sterling, Ohio, on May 16, after services were held in the home's chapel. Survivors include four sisters and four brothers: Bobby J. Blair, Frank Blair, Anna Williams, Audrey Way and Lorean Sherrard, all of Columbus, Ohio, Flem Blair of Ashville, Ohio, Margaret Burchett of Kentucky and Bill at home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-20-1970

BLAIR, David Michael
1963-1967
David Michael Blair, 17, died Friday, May 29 1970 at his home in Van Lear after an extended illness. The son of Billie and Erma Lee Music Blair, who survive, he was born in Johnson County on January 28, 1963. Additional survivors include a brother, Jeffrey Neil Blair; and two sisters, Diana Sue Blair of Van Lear and Erlene Ditty of Ludlow. Funeral services were conducted in the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church on Monday, June 1 with Isom Music and Edgar Hewlett officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.03 1970

BOOTH, Rebecca (Prater)
1970
Funeral services were held in the Hammond Church of Christ on May 24 1970, for Rebecca Booth, 50, who died three days earlier. H.H. Short officiated. Mrs. Booth was the daughter of Stella Phillips Prater and the late Sherman Prater, who gave birth to her in Johnson County. Survivors are her mother; a son from Whitehouse, Russell Booth Jr.; four daughters, Charlotte Rae Price of Dayton, Ohio, Rachell Dutton, from Springfield, Ohio, and Dorothy Lemaster and Janet Sue Young fromColumbus, Ohio, a brother, Clyde Prater of West Van Lear; two sisters from Whitehouse, Ruby Spradlin and Ella Mae Wiley, and nine grandchildren. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial at the Osborne Cemetery, near the deceased's Whitehouse home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 27 1970

BOWENS, Eugene
1970
On Saturday, May 16, Eugene Bowens died at a local hospital after an illness of several months. The former miner and Hippo resident was buried in the family cemetery at Boons Camp on May 19, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Elder Nim Sturgill conducted services earlier at the Little Friendship Church nearby. Born in Boons Camp to the late Morgan and Elizabeth Crum Bowens, he is survived by his son and daughter from Crum, West Virginia, Jim Jack Bowens and Wanda Jean Bowens. Other survivors include a brother, Jack Bowens from Louisa; two sister, Katheryn Wells of Van Lear and Louvisa Reed from Hippo; five half brothers and three half sisters. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY May 20, 1970

CALDWELL, Henry H.
1970
Henry H. Caldwell, age 83, of 503 Whitethorn.  Survived by 2 sons, John, Stambo, Ky., and William, Pataskala; daughter, Mrs. Carl (Emma) White; 3 brothers, Jerry, Beaver, Ohio, Dennis, Nippa, Ky., Langley, Columbus; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Friends received after 7 p.m. Saturday, Graumich and Son Funeral Home, 1354 S. High St., where service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday.  Rev. Fred Evans officiating.  Burial Glen Rest Cemetery. Columbus Ohio, Saturday, May 16, 1970:

CALDWELL, R. H.
1970
R. H. Caldwell Retired U. S. Army Colonel R. H. Caldwell of Palm Bay, Fla., died recently in his sleep. Colonel Caldwell is survived by his wife, Charlotte; one daughter, Mrs. K. E. Pritchett from Dallas, Texas, and a brother, Russell Caldwell. He was a cousin of Mrs. Lucy Holmes, who has visited Paintsville many times. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 1970

CANTRELL, Charles Wilbur
1936-1970
Flat Fork farmer Charles Wilbur Cantrell, 43, died Wednesday, May 27 at his home after an extended illness. Born in Morgan County on July 27, 1926, he was the son of James and Sara Fyffe Cantrell, who survive. Additional survivors include his wife, the former Eula Williams; two daughters, Shirley Lynn and Bonnie Marie Cantrell at home; a brother, Proctor Cantrell of Flat Fork; and three sisters, Ruby Lemaster of New Carlisle, Ohio, Marie Cantrell of Miamisburg, Ohio and Ruth Blanton of Springfield, Ohio. Lon Wright and Jessie Smith officiated at the funeral services in the Pendleton Church Ophier on Friday, May 29.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Fork.  The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 03, 1970 

CASTLE, Harrison
1970
Harrison Castle died in a local hospital May 22 1970, at the age of 82, after suffering an extended illness. The son of the late Andy and Satara Salyers Castle, was born in Johnson County and made his home in Nippa. He is survived by sisters, Sarah and Minerva Castle, of Thealka and Nippa; a brother from River, Hard Castle; and several neices and nephews. O.I. Williams and Arnold Reed held services Monday, May 25 in the Beech Grove United Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 27 1970

CRUM, Margie (Webb)
1899-1970
Margie Webb Crum, 71, died in a local hospital on Tuesday, May 26. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, May 29 in the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Jerry Ginnan, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Volga under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lowell Burk, Howard Webb, Garland Webb, Scott Webb, Thurman Webb and Charles Webb. Born at Odds, Kentucky, on March 30, 1899, she was the daughter of the late Boone and Martha Jane Burchwell Crum.  She had lived at West Van Lear for the past three years and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. Her husband, Paul Crum, preceded her in death on August 25, 1959. Survivors include a son, Jack Crum of Fairborn, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Audra Picklesimer of Springfield, Ohio and Mrs. Francis Bowermaster of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Jake Webb and Garland Webb of Van Lear; nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY June 3, 1970

DELONG, Shela
1970
Graveside services were conducted Friday, May 29, 1970 in the Hayes Fannin Cemetery at Van Lear for Shela Delong, eight-year-old daughter of Orville and Shelby Burchell Delong of Cincinnati, Ohio. Miss Delong died in St. Francis Hospital at Cincinnati after being struck by an automobile. She was born in Johnson County on September 2, 1961. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are the grandparents, Curtis and ??ora Delong and Mrs. Ethel Burchell; two sisters, Kimberly and Jeanette Delong at home and a brother, Russell Delong at home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 3, 1970.

DENTON, Lulah (Hall)
1970
Lulah Hall Keesee Denton, age 55, died in a local hospital on Monday, May 4, after a two week illness. Jeff Burton and Frank Spellman held services for her two days later in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed at the family cemetery in Neon, under the guidance of the Preston Funeral Home. Mrs. Denton, who is survived by her husband, was the daughter of the late James Richard and May Anderson Hall. Born in Jackson, she was a seven-year resident of Paintsville and a member of the Methodist Church. Other survivors include a son from Paintsville, Eddie Ray Keesee;. a brother, Ford Hall of Livonia, Mich., and two sisters, Elsie Tucker of Neon, and Mary Wood from Dearborn, Mich. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday May 13 1970

ESTEP, Sarah
1970
Sarah Alice Estep died at the age of 73 in a local hospital on May 5, 1970.  She suffered a brief illness beforehand.  The Cold Springs United Baptist Church was the site of the May 7, 1970 funeral services conducted by Lonza Reed, J.T. Bailey and Arnoild Reed. The Paintsville Funeral Home arranged for burial at the Patty Flat Cemetery, near Mrs. Estep's Fuget home. Born in Johnson County to the late Henderson and Telitha Nipps Estep, she is survived by her husband, Elder Shade Estep. Other survivors are her four sons, Kennith Estep of Ashley, Ohio, Wesley Estep of Eldorado, Ark., Charlie Estep from Los Angeles, Calif., and William Estep of Sunberry, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Estep of West Jefferson, Ohio, Mrs. Vicie Fairchild of Cumberland, and Mrs. Callie Williams from Flat Gap; three brothers, Frank Estep of Waverly, Ohio, Haskel Estep from Columbus, Ohio, and William Estep of Londonberry, Ohio; 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-13-1970

FRALEY, James Jr.
1970
A car accident suddenly claimed the life of James Fraley, Jr. , on May 2,  The former Paintsville resident and son of the late James and Bessie Holcomb Fraley died in Flint, Michigan, at the age of 41. For the past 14 years Fraley lived in Clio, Mich. , and worked fro General Motors. Services were held on May 5 for the Korean War veteran at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, by the Revs. C.C. Hall and Fred Hawkins. The Paintsville Funeral Home supervised burial at the family cemetery in King Addition. Surviving him are his wife, Billie Jean Rowland Fraley, and four children, James, Michael , Ronald and Kathy Lynn Fraley . Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Gypsie Lyons of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Opal Daniel and MRs. Katheryn Davis from Paintsville, and Mrs. Lizzie Whitaker of Dayton, Ohio; eight brothes , Ruel, Delmer, and Herschell Fraley of Paintsville,  Dewey Fraley of Ypsilanti, Mich. , Homer Fraley of Columbus, Ohio, George Fraley from Clio, Mich., and Robert Fraley of Springfield, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5-06-1970

GILMAR, Christena (Stapleton)
1970
Former Johnson Countian Mrs. Christina Stapleton Gilmar, 84, of Minneapolis, Minn., died May 17 as a result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Gilmer is survived by two sons, one daughter and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Jane Williams Stapleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Samuel W. Gilmer, two sisters and two brothers. Burial was in Howard Lake Cemetery. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 03, 1970

HITCHCOCK, Francis Gradys
1970
Francis Grady Hitchcock of Lawton, Michigan passed away at Bronson Hospital, Wednesday, May 20, 1970, after an extended illness. Mr. Hitchcock was born September 23,1906 a son of the late Eligha and Allie McDowell Hitchcock of Oil Springs. He was a retired employee of the Kalamazoo State Hospital in Michigan, a member of F & AM, No. 216 of Lawton, and was a member and pastor of the Gun Lake United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Vertrice Rigsby; one son James and a daughter,  Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Ann) Price, and six grandchilden all of Lawton. A daughter, Frances, preceded him in death. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, Robert Hitchcock of Dallas, Texas, Haskell Hitchcock of Louisa, and Mrs. Elbert (Kathleen) LeMaster of Tampa, Florida. A brother, Estill Hitchcock of Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Luther (Monnie) Ratliff of Portsmouth, Ohio, also preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 23 in the Gun Lake United Baptist Church by Elders Richard Preston and Frank Arms. Interment was in Messer Cemetery under the direction of Prindle Funeral Home in Lawton. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JUN.10 1970

HOWARD, Nelson
1889-1970
Services were held at Paintsville on Thursday, May 28 for Nelson Howard, 81, who succumbed May 25 1970 after a brief illness. The former Paintsville businessman was the son of Elliot and Susan Salyers Howard. Born in March, 1889, in Breathitt County, he had been a resident of Paintsville for the past 40 years. Mr. Howard  had operated a Ford dealership and an appliance store until the 40's, and after that became a successful coal operator. He formerly owned the Howard Hotel and also had been Gulf Oil distributor in the area. He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Lorna Brown Howard, to whom he was married in May, 1921, at Salyersville. Two sons, Carlisle Howard and Danny B. Howard, live in Lexington, and a daughter, Myra Lee Moon, lives in Knoxville. A brother, Boone Howard, lives in Salyersvllle, a sister, Betty Patrick, is in Warren, Ohio, and another sister, Dells Stout, resides in Texas. Seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren also survive. Jerry Ginnan officiated at services in the First Christian Church at Paintsville. Burial followed in the Howard Cemetery at Salyersville. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JONES, Marlyn Michelle
1970
Marlyn Michelle Jones, infant daughter of John and Phyllis Ward Jones, was dead at birth, Wednesday, May 27 1970 in Louisa General Hospital. Surviving, in a addition to her parents, is the grandmother, Mrs Faye Taylor. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the grand mother on Thursday, May 28. Burial was in the Taylor family cemetery. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

LOVELY, Virginia (Dills)
1904-1970
Mrs. Virginia Dills Lovely, 66, died Saturday May 23 1970 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she was born in Paintsville on February 29, 1904, the daughter of the late Tom and Jenette Fitch Dills. Her husband, Oscar Lovely, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Howard Lovely of Birmingham, Ala. and Harold Lovely of Louisville; a sister, Mrs. June Sammons of Meally; two brothers, Earnest Dills of Independence and Charles Dills of Paintsville; and five grandchildren, John and Roger Dills, Doug and Fred Reed, and Howard and Russell Sammons, who served as pallbearers. Claude Preston officiated at the funeral services on Tuesday, May 26 in the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

MAY, Donna (Conley)
1970
Mrs. Donna May, 65, passed away on May 11 in a local hospital, and was buried three days later in the Bayes Cemetery by personnel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Adam Marshall, Melvin Blanton and Curt Salyer conducted services at the Riceville Free Will Baptist Church. A resident of Swamp Branch, Mrs. May was born to William Pierce and Ellen Blanton Conley in Magoffin County. Her parents and her husband, Curtis May, are deceased. Survivors include three sons, Curtis May Jr. of Springfield, Ohio, Jack Douglas May from Alexandria, Va., and Joe Delmer May of Culpeper, Va.; three step sons, Raymond May of Talma, Ind., Donald B. May from Patterson, Ohio, and John H. May of Fostoria, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Blanton, Jr. of Oils Springs, and Mrs. Kernie Blanton from Alvada, Ohio; a step daughter, Mrs. Columbus Brown of Fostoria, Ohio; two brothers, Lindsey Conley of Stockdale, Mich., and Lonza Conley of Swamp Branch, Mrs. Edgar Caudill. Paintsville Harold Wednesday May 13, 1970

MONTGOMERY, Lizzie (Keaton)
1970
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 30 for Lizzie Montgomery, 87, who died Wednesday, May 27 1970 at the home of her son Henry Montgomery, after an extended illness. Scott Castle, C. C. Hall and James Pickle officiated at the funeral services in the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial was in the Holbrook-Keaton Cemetery at Paintsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. The daughter of the late Moveda and Rebecca Lester Keaton, she was born in Morgan County. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Jim Montgomery, preceded her in death. Survivors include seven sons, Frank, Bennie and Obrie Montgomery of Paintsville, Henry Montgomery of Flat Gap, Dewey Montgomery, of Piketon, Ohio, Willis Montgomery of Thealka and Lee Montgomery of Columbus Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Winfield Holbrook of Paintsville and Mrs. Harrold Kimbler of Urbanna, Ohio. Additional survivors include fifty-eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Stapleton of West Van Lear and Mrs. Arie Smith of Paintsville; and brother, Lewis Keaton of Paintsville.

MUSIC, John Wesley
1970
John Wesley Music 72, passed away at his Meally home on Wednesday, May 13 1970 He was buried three days later at the nearby Davis Cemetery under the guidance of the Preston Funeral Home. Tom Sammons and Nim Sturgill conducted services at the Buffalo United Baptist Church. Born in Bonanzna to Clell and Sarah Conley Music, he is survived  by his wife Ethel Music; a daughter from West Van Lear Retta Mae Blair; one sister, Mrs; Emma Robinson, of Portsmouth, Ohio; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister Mrs. Emma Robertson of Portsmouth, Ohio, three step- daughters, and three stepsons. Two daughters preceded him in death. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 27 1970

POWERS, Jinielee (Honeycutt)
1970
Eighty-four year-old  Jinielee  Powers suffered a prolonged illness and passed away at a local hospital on May 19. Mrs. Powers was born in Johnson County to the late Esaw and Margaret Webb Honeycutt. She lived in Van Lear and attended the Freewill Baptist Church there. Her husband, David Powers, preceded her in death in 1966. Survivors include three sons from Auxier, Elzie, James and George Powers; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Clifton of Van Lear and Mrs. Maggie Hatfield of Jackson, Ohio; four brothers, Jimmy, Hansford and Cecil Honeycutt from Van Lear, and Johnny Honeycutt of Meally; two sisters, Margaret Ward and Christine Fannin, both of Van Lear; 54 grandchildren, 168 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. The Rev James Paul Music conducted services at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on May 21, after which burial took place at the Relocation Cemetery in Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 27 1970

PRESTON, Thursia (Burton)
1970
Funeral Services were held in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church on May 8, for Thursia Preston, 84, who died in a local hospital on May 5.  Claude Preston officiated. The daughter of the late Pierce and Mary Pack Burton was buried in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.  The lifetime River resident was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Preston. Surviving are a son, Mitchell Preston from Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mammie Scarberry of Nippa and Gypsie Centers of Thealka, a brother, Andrew Burton of Lucasville, Ohio; and a half-sister from Catlettsburg, Viola Hite.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday May 13 1970

PRESTON, Zilphy (Ward)
1893-1970
Mrs. Zilphy Preston, 86, died Friday, May 29 1970 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. The daughter of the late William A. and Angie Short Ward, she was born at Meally on July 4, 1893. She had been a resident of Paintsville for the past 24 years and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Her husband, James Cobe Preston, preceded her in death on November 26, 1937. They were united in marriage on June 4, 1901 at Meally. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lesta Preston; three grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 31 in the Buffalo United Baptist Church with O. I. Williams, Buell Ferguson and Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

ROWLAND, Alice (Rowland)
1970
Former Relief resident, Alice Rowland, 68, died in her home on May 25 1970. She suffered an extended illness. The daughter of the late Jerry and Elzina McKenzie Rowland, she was born in Relief and belonged to the Enterprise Baptist Church. She is survived by three brothers, Dewey and Claudie Rowland of Relief and Jimmy Rowland from Fairborn Ohio, and two sisters, Tera Pennington of Red Bush and Lennie Greer, from Waverly, Ohio. Services will be held in her home Thursday, by Lonza Reed and Ellis Hamilton, after which the Paintsville Funeral Home will supervise burial in the family cemetery at Relief. PAINTSVILLE HERALD MAY 27 1970

SALYERS, James
1970
Forty-nine-year-old James Wallace Salyers passed away suddenly at his Oil Springs home on Wednesday, May 6. He was buried at the Salyers Cemetery at Wheelersburg on May 9. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home cared for the arrangements. Funeral services were conducted earlier by the Rev. Frank Spillman at the Oil Springs United Methodist Church. Salyers, a former welder and Veteran of World War II, was born in Johnson County to Lilly Cantrell Salyers and the late Tony Lee Salyers. He is survived by his wife, Ann Slone Salyers; a son from Paintsville, Jerry Salyers; two daughters, Wanda Sue Salyers of Oil Springs and Vicky Stambaugh of Hager Hill; four brothers, Earl Salyers of Beatyville, McKinley Salyers from Salyersville, Gerald Salyers of Marion, Ohio and Marvin Salyers of Wheelersburg, and three sisters, Wannie Brown of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Avanell Meade from Marion, Ohio, and Barbara Faye Salyers of Wheelersburg and two grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 13, 1970

SAMPSELLE, John S.
1970
John S. (Jack) Sampselle, 65, died in a Kenton, Ohio, hospital on May 17. The former executive vice-president of Wilco, Inc., was buried in the Grove Cemetery at Kenton on May 19. Services were held earlier that day in the Price Funeral Home, under the direction of Rev. Stephen Kelker. Sampselle was born in Williamson, W. Va., to the late Judge Lunsford and Adelaide Moore Sampselle. He and his wife, Josephine Daniel Sampselle, lived in Kenton for the past 22 years. Survivors include his wife; one son from Chicago, Ill., John S. Sampselle; a daughter, Mrs. Larry Clark of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Willis W. Sampselle of Kenton, Ohio; a sister from Mobile Ala., Mrs. Adelaide Baylor, and two grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 27, 1970

SETSER, Callie (Setser)
1970
A prolonged illness terminated in death at a local nursing home on May 8 for Callie Setser, 71. The daughter of the late Eli and Elizabeth Setser lived in Paintsville and belonged to the Baptist Church. Services were held in the First Baptist Church of Paintsville by the Rev. Kale Conners. Burial followed on the same day, May 10, in the Highlands Memorial Park. The Jones Preston Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Setser was preceded in death by her husband John. Survivors are three sons, John Setser of Findley, OH, Ellis Setser from Rockwood, Mich., and Paintsville resident Elbert Setser; three daughters from Dayton, OH, Mrs. Paul Thomas, Mrs. Herman Huff and Mrs. Ruth Crager; four brothers, Verlie Ratliff of Mansfield, OH, Ellis Ratliff of Denver, William Ratliff and Eli Ratliff, Jr., both of Barnetts Creek, and two sisters, Malta Daniels and Emma Selvage of Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 13 May 1970

STAMBAUGH, William
1970
Funeral services were held May 13 in the First Church of Christ at Stambaugh  for William Stambaugh. William Ford and Milt Blankenship officiated, while the Preston Funeral Home cared for burial at the Highland Memorial Park. Stambaugh, 61, suffered an extended illness before dying in an Ashland hospital on May 10. The 36-year resident of Wittensville was the son of the late George and Minerva Brummet Stambaugh and a member of the Church of Christ. He was born in Winchester. His wife, Agnes Preston Stambaugh, survives, as do five sons, George L. Stambaugh of Xenia, Ohio, William R. Stambaugh of Volparoiso, Ind., Paintsiville, resident Gerald L. Stambaugh, Arthur Clayton Stambaugh of Staffordsville, and David M. Stambaugh from Wittensville; three daughters, Mrs. Willia Marie Kuhns of Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Minervia Jane Hackworth of Ashland, and Mrs Sarah Lynn Conley of Chillicothe, Ohio. Other survivors are five brothers; Virgil H. Stambaugh from Marco, Calif., Troy Stambaugh of Colorado Springs, Col. Earnest Stambaugh of Covington, Dr.Harry Stambaugh and Glenn J. Stambaugh, both of Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Mae Howe of Maysville, and Mrs Mary Ramey of Barboursville, and eight grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday May 20 1970



JUNE - 1970

ADAMS, Eva Aldene (Seagraves)
1967
A brief illness terminated in death at a local hospital for Eva Aldene Adams, 67, on June 19. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill, under the guidance of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home.  Cecil Sherman and Ezrie Williams conducted services in the East Point Church of Christ on June 21. Mrs. Adams, who is survived by husband Kelly Adams, was the daughter of the late Jeff and Louise Ward Seagraves from Johnson County.  She lived at Hager Hill. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son and four daughters.  Oren T. Adams, of Huntington, W. Va.; Vcivian Hazelett of Hager Hill, Erma Payne of Bellville, Mich., Lucille Allen of Edgerton, Ohio, and Billie Melton of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Gug and Bud Preston; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 24 1970

NOTE: Eva A. Adams was listed in the Kentucky Death Records Index as passing away, June 19, 1970 in Johnson County, Kentucky.  She was also shown as being a resident of Johnson County.

   
ADAMS, Robert Irvin
1970
The Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home was the scene of July 3 services for Robert Irvin Adams, 43, who passed away on June 30 1970 in Dayton, Ohio. The Rev. Don Fraley officiated, while the Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for burial afterward in Paintsville's Mayo Cemetery. Adams, a Paintsville resident, was born to the late Julian Murphy Adams in this city. His father and step mother are Garrett and Frozie Adams. Survivors include his three sons, Robert R. Adams of Tacoma, Wash. Gary D. Adams of Thealka and Robin R. Adams of Thealka; three daughters, Ronda G. Parent of Tacoma, Wash., Reshia R. Adams, and Grgenia Adams of Thealka; two brothers from Long Beach, Calif., Garrett Adams, Jr and Jessie B. Adams; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Hensley of, Jenkins, Mrs. John Burton and Mrs. Bobbie Castle both of Thealka, and three grand- children. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday Jul.08 1970

   
BUSLER, Jocelyn (Pinkerton)
1948-1970
Jocelyn “Joy” Pinkerton Busler, 21, died suddenly at her home in Waynesville, Missouri, on Tuesday, June 30. She was the daughter of Wesley Pinkerton and Mrs. Mary Pinkerton Bayer and the granddaughter of Mrs. John W. Pinkerton, Stafford Street here in Paintsville.  A member of the First Baptist Church, and a former member of the U. S. Marine Corps, she was born December 30, 1948, in Paintsville. Survivors include her husband, Sp 5 Otto Busler and 11-month-old son Charles William at home in addition to the parents and grandparents. Services were conducted in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home Monday July 6, by Revs. Carl Baldridge and Charles Milam with interment following at the Highland Memorial Park under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 08, 1970

   
CASTLE, Lonnie
1885-1970
Retired carpenter Lonnie Castle, 84, died Monday, June 1 in a local nursing home after an extended illness. The son of the late James Lind and Kathryn Fairchild Castle, he was born in Nippa on August 3, 1885. O resident of Turner Branch, he was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Kate Robinson Castle, whom he married in September of 1903m preceded him in death on July of 1964. Survivors include a son, Arthur Castle of Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Stambaugh of Paintsville; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three brothers, Willie Castle of Huntington, W. Va., Frank Castle of Ypsilanti, Mich., and James Castle of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted today Wednesday, June 3 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Millard VanHoose and Claude Preston officiating. Burial followed in the Lonnie Castle Cemetery at Turner branch under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 3, 1970

   
CONLEY, Christopher Wayne
1970-1970
Christopher Wayne Conley, five-week-old son of Morris Mitchell and Pauliene Bayes Conley of West Van Lear, died Sunday, June 7 in a local hospital. He was born in Johnson County on May 2. Survivors, in addition to the parents, are two brothers, James Mitchell and Paul Bryant Conley at home; and five sisters, Judith Gail, Pamela Joe, Thelma Jean and Deloris Ann Conley and Mrs. Lyndia Lou Goble all of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 9 at the home with C. C. Hall and Don Fraley officiating. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUN 10 1970

   
CONLEY, Noah
1893-1970
Noah Conley, 76, died Monday, June 22 in a local hospital after and illness of several weeks. The son of the late James and Lydia Ferguson Conley, he was born at Flat Gap on November 10, 1893. A farmer, he had been a lifelong resident of Flat Gap and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Minnie Stinson; three Sons, Noah Jr. and James R. Conley of Flat Gap, and Paul W. Conley of Springfield Ohio; eight grandchildren; and two brothers, Ferd Conley of Louisa and Millard Conley of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, June 24 in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with the Reverends Elmer Burchwell and Homer Evans officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. PUBLICATION UNKNOWN Published June 1970

   
COPLEY, Francis Vaughn
1942-1970
Joint services were held Friday, June 5, for Francis Vaughn Copley, 27, and his wife, Sue Jane Copley, 22, Who died only minutes apart after an auto accident on Route 23 on Tuesday, June 2. 1970. Rev. Jimmie Greyson and Father David Shockey officiated at the services, held at Mayo Methodist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Copley was the daughter of Harvey and Joy Brewer Himes, of Falcon. Born in Covington in June 1947, she lived in Johnson County most of her life, and had been living in West Chester, Ohio, for a year prior to her death. She was a member of the Catholic Church. In addition to her parents surviving brothers and sisters include, Robert Himes, Jenny Lynn Himes and Tommi Lou Himes, all of Flacon. Mr. Copley was the son of John and Roberta Muncy Copley. Born in Martin County in June, 1942, he had been a Paintsville resident for most of his life. He was employed as a draftsman by Stearns & Foster, at West Chester, Ohio, for the past year. He is survived by his mother. The Copleys son, John Patrick, survived the accident. Serving as pall bearers for Mr. Copley were Mike Craft, Paul Wilbur Daniels John Francis Daniels, Scott Craft and Bill Austin. Pall bearers for Mrs.Copley were L. K. Butcher, Tucker Howard; Larry Pierce, Rex Sublett, Scotty Castle and Toby Craft. Mass was conducted for Mrs. Copley Friday afternoon, at the chapel of Our Lady of the Mountains. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JUN.10 1970

   
COPLEY, Sue Jane (Himes)
1947-1970
Joint services were held Friday, June 5, for Francis Vaughn Copley, 27, and his wife, Sue Jane Copley, 22, Who died only minutes apart after an auto accident on Route 23 on Tuesday, June 2. 1970. Rev. Jimmie Greyson and Father David Shockey officiated at the services, held at Mayo Methodist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Copley was the daughter of Harvey and Joy Brewer Himes, of Falcon. Born in Covington in June 1947, she lived in Johnson County most of her life, and had been living in West Chester, Ohio, for a year prior to her death. She was a member of the Catholic Church. In addition to her parents surviving brothers and sisters include, Robert Himes, Jenny Lynn Himes and Tommi Lou Himes, all of Flacon. Mr. Copley was the son of John and Roberta Muncy Copley. Born in Martin County in June, 1942, he had been a Paintsville resident for most of his life. He was employed as a draftsman by Stearns & Foster, at West Chester, Ohio, for the past year. He is survived by his mother. The Copleys son, John Patrick, survived the accident. Serving as pall bearers for Mr. Copley were Mike Craft, Paul Wilbur Daniels John Francis Daniels, Scott Craft and Bill Austin. Pall bearers for Mrs.Copley were L. K. Butcher, Tucker Howard; Larry Pierce, Rex Sublett, Scotty Castle and Toby Craft. Mass was conducted for Mrs. Copley Friday afternoon, at the chapel of Our Lady of the Mountains. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JUN.10 1970

   
CULWELL, Dennis
1970
Eighty-three-year-old Dennis Culwell died in his Nippa home on June 28 after suffering a prolonged illness. Paul Turner, Sandy Phillips and Lonnie Murray conducted funeral services in the Candy Run Church of Lucasville, Ohio, on July 1. Burial was in the church’s cemetery, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Born to Will and Lizzie McKenzie Culwell in Johnson County, he was preceded in death by his wife, Exer Culwell. Survivors included eight sons, Robert Culwell of Columbus, Ohio, Fred Culwell of Grove City, Ohio, George Culwell of Ashville, Ohio, L.T. Culwell of Marion, Ohio, Elliott Culwell of Nippa, Riley Culwell of Clarksburg, Ohio, Andrew Culwell of Plain City, Ohio and Eddie Culwell of Pataskala, Ohio; four daughters, Ruby Tackett of Wilbur, Marie Green of East Point, Neva Lemaster of Columbus, Ohio, and Ethel McKenzie of Nippa. Also surviving are two brothers, Jerry Culwell of Jackson, Ohio, and Langley Culwell of Columbus, Ohio, as well as 78 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 8, 1970

   
DANIELS, Elmer L.
1970
Elmer L. Daniels, 82, of Van Lear died on June 28 after suffering an extended illness. He was buried on June 30 in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt.  The Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church was the site of services held by William Tackett. Wayne and Arminta Castle Daniels gave birth to him in Tutor Key, and he belonged to the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Cassidy Daniels, three sons, Hubert Daniels of Van Lear, Harold L. Daniels from Coal Grove, Ohio, and Bernard Daniels of Bolden; four daughters, Mrs. Donnis Preston of Thelma, Mrs. Harold Meade from River, Mrs. Brady Rose and Mrs. Cleo Ratliff, both of Van Lear,  23 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. The pallbearers were all grandsons of Mr. Daniels. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday July 8 1970

   
DANIELS, Harrison
1888-1970
Retired miner Harrison Daniels, 82, died Thursday, June 4, (1970), at the home of his daughter Rhetta McCloud in Stambaugh, after an extended illness. A resident of Meally for the last ten years, he was born in Johnson County (Kentucky) on April 26, 1888.  He was the son of the late John and Mahalie Daniels. He was affiliated with the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Stella McFaddin; five sons, Hollie of Williamsport, Wilbur of South Point, Ohio, Harrison, Jr. and Havalon of Columbus, Ohio, and Worth Aaron Moore of Staffordsville; and five daughters, Garnet Davis of Columbus, Ohio, Rhetta McCloud of Stambaugh, Elizabeth McClellan of Lexington, Jessie Boyd of Ashland and Roberta Dozier of Staffordsville. Additional survivors include four brothers, Bee of East Point, Everett, Serg and Bill of Garrett and a sister, Mrs. Louise Spears of Ashland; thirty-two grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Clifford Austin and Hershell Short officiated at the funeral services Sunday, June 7,(1970) in the Free Will Baptist Church in Paintsville. Graveside rites were conducted in the Staffordville Church Cemetery by Paintsville Chapter 288 Odd Fellows. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald 2-6-10-1970

   
FAIRCHILD, Newton
1970
Ninety-year-old Newton Clark Fairchild died in the Oil Springs home of his daughgter, Edith Fairchild on June 12, 1970.  Funeral services were held by Elders Hammie May, Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed in the Beechwall United Baptist Chyurch, at Leander, on June 14, 1970. Burial took place in the Leander family cemetery, with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. The retired farmer and United Baptist was born to David M. and Alice Pelphrey Fairchild in Johnson County.  He was preceded in death by his wife of over 70 years, Luna Williams Fairchild, on February 6, 1970.  Three sons survive: Thurman and Dorman Fairchild of Paintsville, and Harmon Fairchild from Columbus, Ohio.  Also surviving are four daughters, Alice Davis of Nippa, Edith Fairchild from Oil Ssprings, Dora Caudill of Derby, Ohio, and Dorothy Colvin from Delaware, Ohio; a brother who lives in Van Lue, Ohio, Johnnie Fairchild; 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6-17-1970

   
FRANKLIN, Fannie (Dixon)
1970
Fannie Franklin, 72, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, June 25 at her home after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Tobe and Ella Fox Dixon, she was preceded in death by her husband Toral Franklin in 1958. Born October 4, 1897, she was  a resident of Staffordsville all her life. She is survived by two sons; James Franklin of Staffordsville and Charles Franklin of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters; Mrs. Virginia Daniel of Staffordsville, Miss Harriet Mae Dixon of Staffordsville, Mrs. Della Davis Kenova, W. Va. , and Mrs. Dorcus Davis, Hunington, W. Va. , and two grandchildren . Services were conducted Sunday, June 28 at the United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with elders J. T . Bailey and Florida Lyons officating. Burial with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Paiintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-01-1970

   
HALE, Homer
1970
While en route to a hospital on June 15, East Point resident Homer Hale died at the age of 66. He had suffered an extended illness. Services will be held by Mose Kitchen Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. The retired coal miner was born in Floyd County to the late Charles and Elizabeth Hackworth Hale. His wife, Trixie Williams Hale, survives. Other survivors include two sons, Charles Hale from Pineville, and Homer Hale, Jr., of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Jean Beverly of Walled Lake, Mich., and Mrs. Joyce Ann Oney from Pineville; a sister from Danville, Ethel Hale; a brother, Issac Hale of East Point, and 10 grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday June 17, 1970

    
HURT, Katherine (Sherman)
1936-1970
Joint funeral services were held for sisters, Katherine Hurt, 44, and Edna "Pete" Wilson, 57, Friday, June 5. Don Fraley and Cecil Sherman officiated at the services in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Interment  followed in the Sherman Cemetery at Thealka under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. They were the daughters of the late Alfred and Maude Lemaster Sherman. Mrs. Hurt died Sunday, June 1 at her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on February 1, 1926. Survivors include her husband, Estill Hurt; two sons HArry Douglas Hurt serving with the U. S. Navy and Ronald Hurt at home, and one daughter, Venita Hurt at home. A resident of Thealka, Mrs. Wilson died in a local hospital on Tuesday, June 2. She was a resident of Thealka at the time of her death and affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Wilson, a daughter, Anna Grace Palmer of West Van Lear, and thre grandchildren. Additional survivors of the sisters include two brothers, Harry Sherman of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Roscoe Sherman of Wabash, Ind., and two sisters, Fannie Meade and Mae Dove of Ypsilanti, Mich. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 06-10-1970

   
LYONS, Willie
1970
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. for Willie Lyons, 71, who died Tuesday, June 2 in Prestonsburg General Hospital after an illness of several months. Elders O.I. Williams, C.C. Sparks and Buell Ferguson will officiate at the services in the Tom's Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key. Burial will follow in the Daniel Cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. A retired miner, he was born in Lawrence County on July 17, 1898, the son of the late William and Sarah Francis Lyons. He was a resident of Prestonsburg at the time of his death and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Survivors included his wife, the former Bessie Daniel, a son Orville Lyons of Venice, California; two daughters, Mrs. Millard Large of Ironton, Ohio and Mrs. Elmer Messenger of Marion, Ohio; a brother, A.L. Lyons of Thealka; two sisters Dora Preston of Miamisburg, Ohio and Mrs. Malcom Whitt of Steel; and eight grandchildren. Paintsville Harold Wednesday June 03, 1970

   
MCCARTY, Proctor
1970
Proctor McCarty died suddenly at his Swamp Branch home on June 12. He was 69. Woodrow White and Adam White officiated at the June 15 funeral services in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home then cared for burial in the family cemetery at Denver. McCarty, born in Johnson County to the late Willy and Francis Calhoun McCarty, was preceded in death by his wife, Alma McCarty, in 1968. Survivors include four sons from Wabash, Ind., John, Robert, Elijah, and Richard McCarty; two daughters, Roberta Ratliff of Swamp Branch and Joy Christine Rice from Dayton, Ohio; a brother and a sister, Burns McCarty of Lowmansville and Mona McFaddin  from Paintsville; 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Paintsville Harold Wednesday June 17, 1970

   
MEADE, Marguriette
1923-1970
Services were held Monday, June 22, at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, for Marguriette Meade, 46, who died Saturday at her home. She was the daughter of Arnollis and Beulah Ward Meade, and had been a lifelong resident of Paintsville, born here in September, 1923.  A secretary, she previously had been employed by the Department of Child Welfare. She was a member of the Mayo United Methodist Church. Surviving brothers and sisters include Dr. Howard Meade and Mrs. Helen Pack of Paintsville, Arnollis Meade of Lexington, Curtis Meade of Detroit, Charles Meade of Washington, D.C., and Lourita Schweinfest of San Francisco. Rev. Leslie M. Rogers officiated at the services.  Pall bearers were Roger Lyons, P. J. Peade, Guy Meade, Bob Meade, Greg Meade and Chad Meade. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville.  The Paintsville Funeral Home was in Charge of Arrangements. June 1970 NOTE: Margret Meade was listed in the Kentucky Death Records Index as passing away June 20, 1970, in Johnson County, Kentucky.  Burial was in the J. B. Wells Cemetery, Depot Road, Paintsville.

    
MORRIS, Rel C.
1970
Funeral services were held June 24 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home for Paintsville’s Rel C. Morris, 67.  Leslie M. Rogers was the minister and Jack Vickers, Otto Baldridge Sr., Ollie Montgomery, Raymond Lyons, J.B. Wells, Jr. and Orbin Dials were pallbearers. Morris suffered an extended illness before dying in a Russell hospital on June 21.  Burial took place in the Jacob Green Wells Cemetery at Tutor Key, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. The son of the late N.B. and Jinnie Maynard Morris was born in Pike County. Edna O. Morris, his wife, and Phillip Morris, a son from Ashland, survive.  Other survivors include two brothers from Zebulon, Irvin and Craft Morris, and three sisters, also from Zebulon, Mrs. Mary Blackburn, Mrs. Cassie Maynard and Mrs. Hazel Williamson. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 1, 1970

   
MUNCY, Alice (Brown)
1970
Alice Brown Muncy, 99, died Wednesday, June 3 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Martin County on February 6, 1871, she was daughter of the late James Young and Patsy Vaughn Brown.  She had been a resident of Paintsville for the past eight years and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Bascom Muncy of Tucson, Arizona, and James Muncy of Galena, Ohio; two daughters, Roberta Muncy Copley of Paintsville and Bessie Carson of Granite, Illinois; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and thirteen great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 6 in the Inez Methodist Church with Jimmie Greyson and Willis Cooper officiating. Interment followed in the Muncy Cemetery at Inez.  The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY June 10, 1970

    
O’BRYAN, Jeffery
1970
The infant son of William F. and Marsha Lynn O’Bryan, of Paintsville, died on June 9 at an Ashland hospital.  Jeffery Allen O’Bryan was buried the next day in the Ratliff Cemetery at Barnett’s Creek, under the guidance of the Preston Funeral Home. John Frank Ratliff conducted graveside rites. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glenn O’Bryan.  Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Fraley. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY June 17, 1970

  
PACK, Pricie (Burton)
1970
Eighty-four-year old Pricie Borders Pack died in a Prestonsburg hospital on June 24 after suffering an extended illness. Mrs. Pack was born in Lawrence County to the late Milt and Julia Miller Burton.  She lived in Thealka and belonged to the Free Will Baptist Church. Services were conducted by Scott Castle and Byrd Webb in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home chapel on June 26.  Burial followed in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include a son from Thealka, Walter Borders; two daughters, Mary Daniels of Thealka and Mizie Bowens from Paintsville; two brothers, Charlie Burton of Urbana, Ohio, and Willie Burton from Ulysses; a sister, Alma Lowe of Waverly, Ohio; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY July 1, 1970

  
PRESTON, Josephine (Ward)
1970
Funeral services were held on June 15 for Josephine Ward Preston, 79, who died two days earlier in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital.  J. H. Burton officiated the rites, which took place in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Paintsville, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. The former Oil Springs resident was born to Zolliecoffer and Margret Litz Ward and married to the late Hopkins Preston.  She lived in Memphis for the past 18 years. Survivors include a son from Lexington, Dr. Charles Lee Preston; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Louise Lucius of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Miss Stella Ward of Jackswon, Tenn., and three grandchildren. June 1970 NOTE: Josephine and her husband, Hopkins Preston, are buried in the Preston Cemetery, Highland Avenue, Paintsville, Kentucky

   
RICE, Ellis
1970
Ellis Rice, 65, was buried in the family cemetery at Oil Springs on June 12, under the direction of the Porter Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling, Ohio. The former Mt. Sterling resident is survived by seven sons, Melvin, Harry, Walter and Roger Rice, all from Mt. Sterling, and George Rice of Derby, Ohio; Elmer Rice from London, Ohio, and David Rice of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Melinda McKinney from Marion; Lee Howard and Grace Johnson, both of Mt. Sterling, and Mary Whiteside from London, Ohio; one sister, Elva Conley of Oil Springs; 15 grandchildren and one great grandson. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 1970

   
STAFFORD, Ray
1970
Ray Stafford of Bainbridge, Ohio, died recently in a hospital there. He was the son of the late Sarah and Bill Stafford, formerly of Johnson County. Burial was on June 11 in the Hope Cemetery near his home. Attending the funeral were Mrs. Frank Spradlin, Mr. and Mrs. George Richard and Mrs. Archie Rice. Surviving are his wife, Emma Fay Taylor Stafford, five sons, three daughters and many local relatives. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jun.17 1970

  
VANHOOSE, Lettie (Burchett)
1970
Lettie VanHoose, 75, succumbed June 23 at her home at Elna after an extended illness. The daughter of David and Amanda Stapleton Burchett, she was born in Johnson County and had been resident at Elna for many years. Her husband, Proctor VanHoose, preceded her in death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Survivors include three step-daughlers; Maude McKenzie of Enon, Ohio, Opal Ramey of Fairborn, Ohio, and Orphie May Bunch of Madison, W. Va. Also surviving are two stepsons, Tolvie and Lonnie Burchett of Elna. Services were held Friday, June 26, at the Cemetery at Elna, with Elders Lonzo Reed and Arnold Reed officiating. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for the former United Baptist. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.08 1970

   
WARD, John
1970
John Ward died in a local rest home on June 18 1970 at the age of 87. Funeral Services were held in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home by Frank Spellman.  The Preston Funeral Home handled the arrangements and burial on June 20, in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. The Offutt resident’s parents were the late James and Lucinda Bowen Ward. June 1970

   
WHEELER, William F.
1879-1970
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, June 19 for William Franklin Wheeler, 90, who died Tuesday, June 16 in a local hospital after an illness of one week. Elders J. T. Bailey and O. I. Williams officiated at the services in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Elmon Davis, Roy Helton, Ishmael Grim, Wayne Blevins, Roy Ross and Chester Foley.  Honorary pall bearers were Ross Lyons, D. H. Dorton, Worthy Blevins, Harry Thomas, Dr. G. M. Stafford, Henry Holbrook, Dan Wheeler, Dr. P. B. Hall, Oba Austin, Herman Wheeler, Vern Conley, Walter Griffith, George Ramey, Dewey Helton, Kelse Helton, John Rasnick, and Ben Adams. A liflong resident of Winifred, he was born October 12, 1879 the son of the late Martin V. and Sarah Justince Wheeler.  He was a retired farmer. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Arville Wheeler of Richmond, Roy Wheeler of Coal Mountain, W. Va., and John M. Wheeler of Paintsville; one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Helton of Paintsville; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, M. O. Wheeler of Paintsville and S. L. Wheeler of Detroit, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Louise May of Ashland. June 1970

   
WILSON, Edna (Sherman)
1926-1970
Joint funeral services were held for sisters, Katherine Hurt, 44, and Edna "Pete" Wilson, 57, Friday, June 5. Don Fraley and Cecil Sherman officiated at the services in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Interment  followed in the Sherman Cemetery at Thealka under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. They were the daughters of the late Alfred and Maude Lemaster Sherman. Mrs. Hurt died Sunday, June 1 at her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on February 1, 1926. Survivors include her husband, Estill Hurt; two sons HArry Douglas Hurt serving with the U. S. Navy and Ronald Hurt at home, and one daughter, Venita Hurt at home. A resident of Thealka, Mrs. Wilson died in a local hospital on Tuesday, June 2. She was a resident of Thealka at the time of her death and affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Wilson, a daughter, Anna Grace Palmer of West Van Lear, and thre grandchildren. Additional survivors of the sisters include two brothers, Harry Sherman of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Roscoe Sherman of Wabash, Ind., and two sisters, Fannie Meade and Mae Dove of Ypsilanti, Mich. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 06-10-1970

   
WILSON, Edna (Sherman)
1970
Joint funeral services were held for sisters, Katherine Hurt, 44, and Edna "Pete" Wilson, 57, Friday, June 5. Don Fraley and Cecil Sherman officiated at the services in the Thealka Free Will Baptist Church. Interment  followed in the Sherman Cemetery at Thealka under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. They were the daughters of the late Alfred and Maude Lemaster Sherman. Mrs. Hurt died Sunday, June 1 at her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on February 1, 1926. Survivors include her husband, Estill Hurt; two sons HArry Douglas Hurt serving with the U. S. Navy and Ronald Hurt at home, and one daughter, Venita Hurt at home. A resident of Thealka, Mrs. Wilson died in a local hospital on Tuesday, June 2. She was a resident of Thealka at the time of her death and affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Wilson, a daughter, Anna Grace Palmer of West Van Lear, and thre grandchildren. Additional survivors of the sisters include two brothers, Harry Sherman of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Roscoe Sherman of Wabash, Ind., and two sisters, Fannie Meade and Mae Dove of Ypsilanti, Mich. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 06-10-1970

   
WITTEN, Genoah (Meade)
1970
Former Johnson County school teacher Mrs. Genoah Witten died recently in her daughter's home at Miamisburg, Ohio.  She was 82. Preceded in death by her husband, Milt Witten, she is survived by two sons, Herbert F. Witten of Ashland and Fred E. Witten from Southshore, and two daughters, Mrs. Paul Sheets of Paintsville and Mrs. Barbara Preston from Miamisburg, Ohio.  Her brother, Fred Meade, is deceased.  Funeral services were conducted June 12 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Officiating were Delbert Dawes of Miamisburg and Jerry Ginnan.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville, under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 1 1970



JULY - 1970

ARROWOOD, Alonzo
1970
Alonzo Arrowood, an 87-year-old former Tutor Key resident, passed away in a Prestonsburg nursing home on July 21 after an extended illness. He was buried in the Highland Memorial Park, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home, after the Rev. Herschel Short held services in the home's chapel on July 24. The retired miner and member of the Church of Christ was born in Johnson County to the late Marion and Delilah Price Arrowood. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dutch Gibbs Arrowood, in 1920. Survivors are his wife, Anna Witten Arrowood; three sons, Paul Arrowood of Paintsville, James Arrowood from Phoenix, Ariz., and Raleigh Arrowood of Ft. Worth, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Gaylord Pack of Paintsville; Mrs. Forest Oney of Canton, Ill., Mrs. Frankie Janow from Phoenix, Ariz., and Irvin resident Mrs. Charles Strong; a brother and a sister, Willie K. Arrowood of Meally and Mrs. Lillie Webb of West Van Lear; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.29 1970

   
AUSTIN, Hansford
1926-1970
Hansford Austin, 44, died Sunday, July 12 in a local hospital after an extended illness. The son of the late William and Ollie Boyd Austin, he was born in Johnson County on March 9, 1926.  He was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, the former Juanita Lackey; the step-mother, Josie Caudill Austin; four brothers, Woodrow, Paul and Ray Austin of Paintsville and James Austin of Warsaw, Ind.; six sisters, Victoria Blevins of Warsaw, Inc,; Dimple McCarty of London, Ohio, Francis Morgan of Columbus, Ohio, and Goldie Litton, Dosha Austin and Judy Austin of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 14 in the Paintsville Pentacostal Church of Christ with Cline Salyers and Melvin Blanton the officiating ministers. Interment followed in the Austin Cemetery at Williamsport under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1970

   
BAILEY, W. B.
1970
W. B. Bailey W. B. Bailey, a well-known retired Paintsville Businessman, died in a local nursing home on July 27.  The 81-year-old former Mason and Rotary Club member suffered an extended sickness. Services were held in the First Methodist Church, of which he was a member, by the Rev. J. H. Burton.  Active pallbearers were Trigg Dorton, Bill Garland, Bill Johnson, Bill Martin, Joe Radcliffe, Bob Montgomery, Herman Wheeler and Eugene Rice. Members of the Paintsville Rotary Club served as honorary pallbearers at the July 29 rites.  The Paintsville Funeral Home supervised burial in the Bluegrass Cemetery of Salyersville. Bailey was born in Salyersville to the late L. C. and Lou May Bailey.  Suda Dixon Bailey, his wife, survives him. Other survivors include three sons from Paintsville, W. C., Morris and William Bailey; one brother, Harry Bailey of Glasgow, and six grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 1970     

   
BLAIR, Bertha (Brown)
1970
Mrs Bertha Blair, 80, died in a Paintsville hospital July 9 after suffering a brief illness. Services were held two days later by the Rev. Adam Marshall in the home of her son, Carl Blair. The Paintsville Funeral Home took charge of burial arrangements in the family cemetery. Born in Johnson County to Daniel and Artie Allen Brown, she lived in Barnetts Creek and belonged to the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Blair was preceded in death by her husband, Lenard Blair, in 1963. Survivors include two sons from Barnetts Creek, Carl and Gail Blair, and a sister, also from Barnetts Creek, Miss Lila Hamilton. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-15-1970

   
BOYD, G.V.
1970
A prolonged illness ended in death at the C & O Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., for G.V. (Son) Boyd, 80. The retired C & O Railroad conductor and former member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge passed away July 25. Ralph Webb conducted funeral services in the First Baptist Church at Paintsville on July 28, and the Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Wells Cemetery nearby. Graveside rites were conducted by the Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 F. & A.M. Boyd lived ion Hager Hill for many years and was a native of Johnson County. His parents were the late Sherman and Julia Meek Boyd. Survivors include his wife, Mae Boyd; two sons, William M. Boyd, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, and Donald S. Boyd of San Diego, Calif.; one step son of Paintsville, Paul W. Williams; a daughter, Ann Brown of Lexington; two step daughters, Mrs. Norman Stradling from St. Paris, Ohio, and Mrs. Ruth Lammelle Rowley of Degraff, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WENESDAY July 29, 1970

   
BRADLEY, Annie (Daniel)
1873-1970
Mrs. Annie D. Bradley, 96, formerly of Van Lear, died Sunday, July 19, in a Huntington hospital. Mrs. Bradley was a resident of Kenova, West Virginia, at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted by the Reverend Fred Warren on July 21, at the Rollins Funeral Home. Burial was at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Huntington. Born September 27, 1873, at Frostburg, Maryland, Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of the late John and Annie Thomas Daniel. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church at Van Lear. Survivors include two sons, Edward R. Bradley of Prestonsburg and W.J. Bradley of Kenova, and two daughters: Mrs. John McKay of California, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. E.W. Beers of Paintsville. Ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive. PAINSTVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 5, 1970

   
CHILDERS, Elma (Ward)
1970
Services were held in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chael on July 28 for Mrs. Elma Childers, 74, a Paintsville woman who died three days earlier in a local nursing home. O.I. Williams, C.J. Sparks and Belmont Johnson officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Childers, a former United Baptist, was born in Johnson County to the late Orlando and Atha Price Ward. Her husband, Joe Childers, died in 1957. Johnnie Childers, a son from Coal Run, survives. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 29, 1970

   
CLIFTON, George
1970
A retired miner and life-long Van Lear resident, George Clifton, died in a Paintsville Hospital on July 26 at the age of 51. He was buried on July 29 in the family cemetery at Van Lear, under the care of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, after Mose Kitchen and Edgar Hewlett held services in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Judge Clifton and the Late Martha Wallen Clifton gave birth to him in Johnson County in 1818. Survivors are his wife, Clestine Ward Clifton; four sons, Gary and Jackie Clifton of Marion, Ind., and Allen Clifton of Van Lear; three daughters, Cleo Music and Mrs, Sally Spears, both from Van Lear, and Junior Clifton of Hampton, Va. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  July 29, 1970

   
ESTEPP, Mattie (Fairchild)
1970
Elders Eual McKenzie, Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey conducted funeral services on July 24, 1970 for Mattie Pauline Estepp, age 71, in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap.  Mrs. Estepp died suddenly in a local hospital on July 21, 1970.  The Paintsville Funeral Home directed the burial in the family cemetery at Fuget for the Enon, Ohio, resident. She was the daughter of the late M.B. and Ida Mae VanHoose Fairchild and was born in Volga.  Mrs. Estepp is survived by her husband, Lloyd S. Estepp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-29-1970

   
FAIRCHILD, Mary (Rister)
1898-1970
Mary E. Fairchild, 71, passed away in a local hospital on July 22, 1970 after a prolonged sickness.  Services were held on July 25, 1970 in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church by Scott Griffith.  The Preston Funeral Home took care of burial in the Slone Cemetery at Turner Branch.  Mrs. Fairchild was the daughter of the late Green and Rachel M. Rister.  She was born in Princeton, W. Va., August 12, 1898, and lived in Lowmansville at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Ray Rairchild;  four sons, Ralph Fairchild of Springfield, Ohio, Robert Fairchild of Dayton, Ohio, Ruel Fairchild of Boons Camp, and Roy H. Fairchild of Spencer, W. Va.; three daughters, Roberta Castle of Columbus, Ohio, Ruby Slone of Paintsville, and Rushie Ann Christian of Sunbury, Ohio; one brother of Doublin, Ohio, Brady Rister; 33 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Fairchild belonged to the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7-29-1970

   
HACKWORTH, Scott
1970
The eight-day-old son of Gary and Debra Blair Hackworth died in a local hospital on July 14. Scott Douglas Hackworth, whose parents live in Van Lear, was buried in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville on July 16. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge. Services were held earlier by Edgar Hewlett and Bruce Daniels in the Jones-Preston Chapel. Survivors include Scott's parents; maternal grandparents Marshall and Maxine Taylor Blair, and paternal grandparents Albert and Edna Hannah Hackworth. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 22, 1970

   
HERALD, John
1970
John Herald, a field representative for the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, died suddenly in a local hospital on July 29. The 48 year old former Flat Gap resident was buried two days later in Highland Memorial Park, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Services were conducted earlier by the Rev. Leslie Rogers at the funeral home chapel. He was born in Floyd County to the late Henry Jeff and Osia Osborne Herald. Surviving are his wife, Ann Hagans Herald; a son, Bill Herald of Manchester, Conn.; two brothers, Edgar Herald from Langley and Thomas Herald of Marietta, Ga.; Three sisters, Edith Kishpaugh from Paintsville, Geneva Jordan of Richmond, Calif., and Juanita Clifton from Dwale. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 05, 1970

   
JARRELL, Allie (Boyd)
1970
Mrs. Allie Mae Jarrell, a former Paintsville resident who lived on Preston Street, died in her home on July 19. She was 83 and had suffered an illness for several weeks. The chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home was the site of the July 21 services conducted by the Rev. J.H. Burton. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Born in Little Rock, Ark., to the late James and Anna Shortridge Boyd, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Jarrell, in 1925. Surviving are a daughter from Paintsville, Mrs. Don Burke; and a daughter from Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Melvin Creech; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mrs. Jarrell belonged to the First Methodist Church of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 22, 1970

  
MCKENZIE, Hobart
1970
Former Volga resident Hobert McKenzie died in a local hospital on July 4. The 58- year-old son of the late Roy and Kittie Rice McKenzie lived in Piketon, Ohio, in recent years. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was the scene of the July 7 funeral services conducted by Lonza and Arnold Reed. The home then supervised burial in the family cemetery at Volga. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Tackett McKenzie; a daughter from London, Ohio, Mrs. Helen Davis; two brothers, Wade McKenzie of Staffordsville and John S. McKenzie from Volga, and three grandchildren. Paintsville Harold Wednesday July 08, 1970

   
MCKENZIE, Hubert
1970
Former Paintsville resident, Hubert McKenzie, 55, of West Jefferson, Ohio, died Sunday, July 12 in University Hospital at Columbus, Ohio. Mr. McKenzie was born October 27, 1914 to Hollie and Missi Stapleton McKenzie. He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Bussord; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Walters of West Carrollton, Ohio; and two grandsons, Kevin and Jerry Walters. Additional survivors include three brothers, Hobert McKenzie of Pennsylvania, Willis McKenzie of Darby Dale, Ohio, and Homer McKenzie of West Jefferson, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie (Mollie) Barker of Galloway, Ohio, Mrs. Jack (Maudie) Spindler of Whitehall, Ohio and Mrs. Willis (Millie) Green of Hilliards, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted today, Wednesday, July 15 in Rader Funeral Home at West Jefferson, Ohio. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at West Jefferson under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. Paintsville Harold Wednesday July 15, 1970

   
MEEK, Winfrey
1970
United Baptist Elder Winfrey Meek died on July 26, in an Ashland nursing home. The former Johnson County Court Clerk and Summit resident was 90 years old. He suffered a long illness. Burial was at the Friendship Memorial Gardens in Williamsport, under the guidance of the Preston Funeral Home, on July 31. Officiating ministers Glenn Arrowood, Nim Sturgill, Arthur Preece and Cully Sparks held services in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. His parents were the late Nathaniel and Columbis Webb Meek. He was born in Boons Camp. Vina Penix Meek, his first wife, died in 1957. Survivors include his second wife, Maggie Meek; a son from Salyersville, Bill Meek; four stepsons, Samuel Sammons from Louisa, David Sammons and Charlie Clark of Ashland, and Luncie Clark from Akron, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Victor Rodman of Ashland; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Margie Scalf from Barberton, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Davis of Rush, Mrs. Mildred Lyon from Ashland and Mrs. Grace Blondheim of Akron, OH; 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 5, August 1970

   
PHELPS, Virgie (Honeycutt)
1970
Mrs. Virgie Phelps, 80, died in a Paintsville hospital on July 16 after suffering an extended illness. The former West Van Lear resident was buried in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville on July 19, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Services were held in the home’s chapel. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Phelps was born to Nathan and Mandy Hitchcock Honeycutt and was married to the late Lee Phelps. Survivors include a son from New Albany, Ind., James Phelps; one daughter, Mrs. John G. Sammons of West Van Lear; five sisters, Mrs. Cora Wells and Mrs. Nora Delong, both of Van Lear, Mrs. Bradley Webb of South Shore, Mrs. Mary Wells from Lincoln Park, Mich., and Mrs. Bertha Collins of Auxier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 22, 1970

  
PRICE, Silver
1970
Seventy-six year-old Silver Price died in his home at River on July 23.  The retired coal miner and former United Baptist suffered an extended illness. Culley Sparks and Nim Sturgill conducted funeral services in River on July 25, then burial, followed in the Price Cemetery nearby. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born May 3, 1894, in Whitehouse to the late Frank and Susie Franklin Price. Survivors include his wife, Alice Price; five sons from River, Cleabert, Cecil, Millard, Silver and Jack Price; three daughters, Venida Price, Susie Ellen Stewart and Bonnie Steel, all of River; 36 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 1970

   
ROBERTS, Vern K.
1970
Vern K. Roberts, a lifetime resident of Paintsville, died on July 31 in a local hospital.  The retired paper hanger and painter was 85 years old. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on August 4, with Scott Castle presiding.  Burial followed here in town, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. His parents were the late Dan and Carrie Melvin Roberts, and his wife was the late Vada Spradlin Roberts. Survivors include four daughters, Elizabeth Fraley of Chicago, Ill.; Venus Friguoria from Baltimore, Md.; Carie Osborne of Orlando, Fla., and Hortence Helton from Paintsville; two sons, Dan Roberts of Paintsville and Kellsie Roberts from Ashland; three sisters, Fannie Sowards and Jessie Rulong, both of Paintsville, and Genevis Lambert from Huntington, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Roberts belonged to the Freewill Baptist Church. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY AUG. 12, 1970

   
SALYER, Thelma (Price)
1970
Thelma Salyer died in a local hospital July 21 at the age of 62. The long-time Flat Gap citizen and former cook for the Flat Gap School suffered and extended illness. Services were conducted in the Bethel United Baptist Church on July 23 by Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home then arranged for burial in the family cemetary at Flat Gap. Mrs. Salyer was born in West Virginia to the late Fred and Sadie Porter Price. Walter Salyer, her husband, died in 1959. Surviving are a son from Flat Gap, Johnnie Salyer; four sisters, Wilma Hale of Prestonsburg, Ruby Price from Baltimore, Md., Romane Romic and Louisa Smith of Toledo, Ohio, and three grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 29, 1970

    
SALYERS, Thursa (Burton)
1970
Mrs. Thursa Genora Salyers died in the Sitka home of her son, Alpha Salyers, on July 25 at the age of 82. Elders O.I. Williams and Florida Lyons held funeral services for her on July 27 in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Burton Cemetery at Chandlersville, under the guidance of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Born July 26, 1887, in Davisville to the late Thomas and Julia Davis Burton, she lived in Sitka and belonged to the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Isaac Salyers, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are four sons, Alpha Salyers of Sitka, Rennie Salyers of Ashland, Carl Junior Salyers of Dyer, Ind., and Virgil Salyers of South Charleston, W. Va.; a daughter from Sedalia, Ohio, Tera Williams; a brother, P.A. Burton of Stambaugh; one half brother, Russell Burton from Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 29, 1970

   
SCHMITZ, Patricia (Blevins)
1970
Mrs. Patricia I. (Bevins) Schmitz, 35, a former resident of Paintsville, died Tuesday, July 24th, at her home in Wascott, Wisconsin. She was born August 8, 1934, in Paintsville and was a 1953 graduate of Paintsville High. She was married to Eugene Schmitz in 1955 and resided in Wascott, Wisconsin, for the past 16 years. Mrs. Schmitz was a member of the First Christian Church and the VFW Auxilliary No. 7346 in Minong, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29th, in the Pettit Funeral Home at Solon Springs, Wisconsin. Burial was in the Wascott Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Eugene; one daughter, Debbie, 10; and three sons, Dale, 13; Douglas, 11; and Darrin, 4. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Farest D. Bevins, of Prestonsburg; one sister, Mrs. Anton Hanson, Fort Bliss, Texas; three brothers, Larry of Prestonsburg; Paul of Klamath, California; and Carl of Prestonsburg. The Rev. Otto Fillinger officiated. Pallbearers were James Bailey, Richard Hanson, James Drake, Herman Heinz, Steven Fobear and Fred Fobear. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12 August 1970

   
SPEARS, John L.
1970
Sixty-four-year-old John Leon Spears of Prestonsburg died suddenly on July 15 in a hospital near his home. The retired coal miner was buried in the family cemetery at Van Lear, under the guidance of the Jones Preston Funeral Home, after services were held July 18 in the Philadelphia Church of Christ. Cecil Sherman was the minister in charge. His parents were the late Martin and Mollie Martin Spears and his wife is Mollie Setzer Spears. Survivors are his wife; a son from Van Lear, Harold Spears; one daughter, Louise Braatin of Radcliff; four half sisters, Mrs. Georgeen Steenburg and Mrs. Hazel Goble of West Van Lear, Mrs. Janet Webb from Cynthiana, and Mrs. Ella Ferguson of Bell Flower, California; a step mother, Bertha Spears and seven grandchildren. Mr. Spears belonged to the Church of Christ. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 22, July 1970

  
STANIFORD, Howard
1970
Howard Staniford, a 42-year-old Boons Camp man, drowned in the Levisa Fork of The Big Sandy River on July 1.The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon near Thealka. Tutor Key resident Ray Castle rescued Staniford's body from the water early that evening. The Paintsville Fire Department assisted in the operation, while the Floyd County Rescued Squad, which was on hand as well, didn't have to go into the action. The son of the late Elsie Caudill Staniford was born in Greenup County but had lived in Boons Camp for the last ten years. His father and step mother are Grant and Alice Staniford. Survivors include his father and step mother; three brothers, Raymond Staniford from Florida, Winfrey Staniford of Wabash, Ind., and James Staniford of Baltimore, Md.;three sisters; Elsie Burton from Forest, OH, Phyliss Castle of Bluffton, Ind., and Juanita Honeycutt from Sitka. Staniford was employed as a factory worker. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8, July 1970

  
STOKES, Alice (Dozier)
1947-1970
Alice Jeanette Stokes passed away on July 1 at the age of 23. The Portsmouth, Va., resident died at a hospital near her home after suffering an extended illness. Services were held here in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church by Irvin Castle, Don Fraley and Alfred Frazier Jr. Burial was on the same day, July 6, in the Church Cemetery at Staffordsville, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Stokes was born in Johnson County to Guy and Betty Moore Dozier. She is survived by her husband, Steve Stokes; one daughter, Jennifer Ann; her parents, a brother, Guy A. Dozier, who is with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, and a sister from Staffordsville, Kathy Dozier. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Jul.08 1970

  
THOMPSON, Doris (McCallister)
1970
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 13 for Doris Jean McCallister Thompson, 41, who died Thursday, July 9 at her home in Paintsville. Bill Tackett and Ottis Bowling officated at the services in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Rowe Cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. The daughter of Joe McCallister and the late Edna Jones McCallister, she was born affiliated with the Church of Christ. Survivors , in addition to her father, include her husband, James A . Thompson; two daughters, Rebecca Woods of Columbus, Ohio and Vickie Thompson of Paintsville; and the grandmother , Victoria Jones of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 7-15-1970

  
TRIMBLE, Beecher
1970
Beecher Trimble, age 79, died July 5, in a Chillicothe, Ohio hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Hiram and Tallahassee Stafford Roberts and was preceded in death by her husband, James, on May 6, 1964. Born December 6, 1890 at Staffordsville, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Donald B. (Ernestine) Trimble of Chillicothe and Mrs. Earl (Billie Jean )Newman of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters Gladys Kennard McChesney of Homosassa, Florida, and Lucille Johnson of Flatwoods; and one brother Judge W. E. Roberts of Paintsville. Services were conducted Wednesday, July 8, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Scott Castle officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 7-08-1970

  
WARD, Mabel (Hyden)
1970
Funeral services were held on July 7 in the West Van Lear Missionary Baptist Church for Mabel Ward, 72, who died three days earlier in her West Van Lear home. The Rev. John G. Sammons officiated, after which the Jones-Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial arrangements in the Highland Memorial Park. The former Missionary Baptist was preceded in death by two daughters, Thelma and Irene. Survivors are her husband, Asbury Ward; a son from London, Ohio, Ralph Ward; three daughters, Wilma Moore of Gallaway, Ohio, Marie Pelphrey of West Jefferson, Ohio and Iris Blair of West van Lear; one brother, James Hyden of Texas; three sisters from Texas, Garnett McDonald, Mildred Griffin and Gladys Adams, as well as a sister from West Van Lear, Mrs. Newt Belcher. Also surviving are five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald Wednesday July 8, 1970

   
WARD, Robert
1970
Robert Ward, a former Williamsport resident, passed away in Paintsville on July 1 after an extended sickness. Born in Johnson County to Marvin and Mary Baldridge Ward, he was the husband of Minnie Hager Ward. Surviving are his wife; a step son from Williamsport, Arnold Mullins; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Conley of Staffordsville; one step daughter, Mrs. Virginia McCall from Indianapolis, Inc., and five grandchildren. Services were held in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel on July 4, with Frank Spillman and Melvin Blanton officiating.  Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park, under the supervision of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  July 8, 1970



AUGUST - 1970

AMBURGEY, Virginia (Mollett)
1970
Funeral services were held in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church on August 29 for Virginia Louise Mollett Amburgey, a former school teacher and citizen of Thelma for the past ten years. Nim Sturgill, Arthur Preece and Buell Ferguson officiated at the services, and the Preston Funeral Home was in charge of burial in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Mrs. Amburgey, who was 43 years old, had been ill for the past year. She was born in Weeksbury to the late William Mollett and Jeanette Branham Mollett. Her husband, who survives, is Winfred Amburgey. Other survivors include two sons, Roger Amburgey of Bluffton, Indiana, and Adrin Van Amburgey, at home; one daughter from home, Susan Lynette Amburgey; five brothers, Bill Moilett of Columbus, Ohio, Van Mollett of Galion, Ohio, Robert Mollett of Williamsport, Charles Mollett from Thelma, and Earnest Mollett of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Marie Little from Wheelright, Beatrice Huddleston of Spring Valley, Ohio, Pearl Little of Wheelright, and Betty Slone of Columbus, Ohio. Two grandchildren survive also. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.02 1970

  
BOWEN, Jackie
1970
Twenty-nine-year-old Jackie Bowen died in Michigan City, Ind., on August 16.  Nim Sturgill will hold funeral services this Friday, August 21, in the Paintsville United Baptist Church. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home has arranged for burial to take place at the Mollett Cemetery in Davisport. He was the son of Elizabeth Mollett and the late Jack Bowen and was a native of Johnson County. Bowen is survived by his widow, Josephiene Shepard Bowen, a son at home, Jason Wayne Bowen, and a sister from Augusta, Ga., Leanice Kestner. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday August 19, 1970

  
BURCHETT, Earl D.
1970
Earl D. Burchett Funeral services were held in the Patty Flat Cemetery for Earl D. Burchett, 66 who died August 26 in his home at Elna two days earlier. Elders Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed presided at the services, while the Paintsville Funeral Home took care of the burial. The former oil pumper had been ill for one year prior to his death. He was born in Flat Gap to the late James and Rose Castle Burchett. Survivors include four brothers, Ray Burchett of Elna, Darell Burchett from Win, Lowell Burchett of Pikesville and Ora Burchett from Fuget, as well as three sisters, Mrs. Eula Hayes of Shelby, Ohio. Mrs. Edna Wallen from Winchester, and Mrs. Virginia Hall of Columbus Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 8-26-1970

  
CASTLE, Andrew
1970
Andrew Castle, 52, died suddenly on August 13 in an Urbana, Ohio, hospital located not far from his home. Services were held August 16 in the Freewill Baptist Church of Thealka, with the Reverend Don Fraley presiding. The Paintsville Funeral Home then arranged for burial in the family cemetery in Thealka. He was born in Paintsville to the late Frank and Lizzie Preston Castle and lived in Urbana for the past 15 years. Mr. Castle worked for the Plastic Research Company. Surviving are his wife, Laura Canterbury Castle; two brothers from Thealka, Woodrow and Earnest Castle; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Roberts and Mrs. Mable Jackson both of Urbana, and Mrs. Silva Black from Virginia; one daughter, Mrs. Jackie Daniels of Urbana, a grandson, and a stepmother from Thealka, Mrs. Pina Castle. Also, six half sisters, Juanita Castle and Sue Castle both of Urbana, and Betty Castle, Wilma Faye Castle, Edna Castle and Elizabeth Castle, all of Thealka, as well as Margaret Castle of Columbus, Ohio; three half brothers, Franklin Castle of Columbus Ohio, and Terry and Joe Edward Castle from Thealka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 19, 1970

   
CECIL, Florence
1970
Florence Cecil, 85, died in a local hospital on August 17. the former Hager Hill resident suffered and extended illness. She was buried in the Music Cemetery at the Hager Hill under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral home. Ministers Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster held services the same day, August 19, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. She was born in Pike County to the late Paris and Mary Oney Cecil. Miss Cecil's sister, Mollie Davis of Hager Hill survives her. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 19, 1970

  
CONLEY, Florence (Small)
1970
Florence Conley, a former Paintsville resident, passed away in a Lexington hospital on August 16 at the age of 81.  She had been ill for several weeks prior to her death. The Rev. Tommy Reynolds conducted funeral services two days later in Paintsville’s First Church of God.  Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. The daughter of the late William Calvin and Eliza Johnson Small was born in Dayton, Tennessee.  Her husband, Walter W. Conley, survives her. Other survivors include two sons:  William F. Conley of Knoxville, Tenn., and Dan Conley from Middlesboro, Tenn.; a daughter who lives in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Mildred Hopkins; two sisters, Mrs. R. A. David of Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. Nell Caudill of Bloomington, Ind., and seven grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY August 19, 1970

  
FERGUSON, Louella (Smith)
1970
Seventy-eitht-year-old Louella Ferguson, a lifetime resident of Relief, died in an Zenia, Ohio, hospital on August 30, 1970.  She had been ill for five years.  Johnnie William Ferguson and Audie Conley held services four days later in the Cindas Creek Church at Relief, and the Preston Funeral Home cared for burrial arrangements in the Barnes Ferguson Cemetery at Cindas Creek.  Mrs. Ferguson belonged to the Pentecostal Church of Christ for the last 50 years. She was born in Mima to the late Preston and Nancy Pendleton Smith. Her husband, George Barnes Ferguson, passed away in 1961. Survivors include eight sons, Oval and Oakley Ferguson from Relief, Arville, Foster, and Virgil Ferguson of Columbus, Ohio, Arlen Ferguson from Staffordsville, as well as Donald and Dewey Ferguson of Fairborn, Ohio; a daughter from Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Dixie Skaggs; three sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Rigsby and Misses Oma and Bessie Smith, all of Moon; 32 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday

   
FULLER, Walter
1970
An illness of four years ended in death on August 30 from Walter Fuller, 78, who had lived in Dayton, Ohio, for the past three decades. The retired C & O railroad man was buried in the Parson Cemetery, at Whitehouse, on September 1, J.H. Short held services in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home which was in charge of the burial afterward . He was born in Swain County, North Carolina, to the latte James and Elizabeth Hammrick Fuller. Rossie Neeley Fuller, who he married in Whitehouse in 1915, survives him. Other survivors include six sons from Dayton, Ohio, Arnold, Raleigh, James, Ronald, Eldon and Robert Fuller; a daughter, MRs. Evelyn Carroll of Whitehouse; two brothers, Wade fuller from Dayton, Ohio, and Hayes Fuller of South Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Howard from Lehigh Acres, Florida, and Mrs. Hattie Black of Ring Gold, Georgia; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-02-1970

   
JONES, Victoria (Lemasters)
1970
Eighty-seven-year-old Victoria Lemasters Jones passed away in a Salyersville nursing home on August 25. Mrs. Jones, who lived in Paintsville for the past 14 years, had been ill for a long time. Bruce Daniels held services in the Kerz Enterprisr Baptist Church on August 28, and the Preston Funeral Home cared for burial arrangements in the Rowe Cemetery nearby. She belonged to the Church of Christ. Her parents were the late Washie and Lydia McKenzie Lemasters and her birthplace was Flat Gap. Francis Jones, her husband, died in 1934. Survivors are a son from Paintsville, Rea Jones; a sister, Mrs. Mallissa Estept of Milford Center, Ohio; five grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 02, 1970

   
KIMBLER, Estile M.
1970
A former Johnson County native, Estile M. Kimbler, died in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital, on August 22. The 57 year-old son of the late Scott and Jane Castle Kimbler, suffered a long illness. Ellis Hamilton held services on August 22 in the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Burial took place in the family cemetery at Flat Gap, under the guidance of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. He married Lillian Avalee Blair Kimbler, who survives, and lived in Columbus for the past 20 years. Four sons, all of Columbus survive. They are Estill Edgel, Duke and Elmo Kimbler. Also surviving are a step-son, Eullis Griffith of Columbus; two daughters, Theresa Kimbler and Leatrice Sue Kimbler from Columbus; two brothers, Dave Kimbler, of Red Bush and Garfield Kimbler from Texas; and a sister from Portsmouth, Ohio, Mary Ward. Paintsville Herald 26, August 1970

   
LEMASTER, Emma (Hall)
1970
Emma Lemaster, 82, died in a local hospital August 19. The former Sitka resident suffered a brief illness. Reverends O. I. Williams, Florida Lyons and Tommy Bailey held services for her three days later in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church, of which she was a member. The Jones Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Daniels Cemetery at Sitka. She was born in Johnson County to the late Calloway and Sarah Hensley Hall, and was married to the late Edgar Poe Lemaster. Her husband preceded her in death in 1948. Survivors include five sons, Con Lemaster of Winifred, Roy Lemaster of Ypsilanti, Mich., Calvin Ray Von and Everett Lemaster, all of Sitka; two daughters, Alma Daniels from Oregonia, Ohio and Loretta Young of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Alice Green of Stambaugh and Malta Daniels of Paintsville; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald 26, August 1970

   
OSBORNE, Neva (Evans)
1970
Sixty-five-year old Neva Evans Osborne died in a local hospital on August 18 after suffering a two-day illness.  Services were conducted August 20 in the Paintsville United Baptist Church by Arnold Reed, Buell Ferguson and Everette Slone.  Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Osborne, whose husband preceded her in death in 1966, was born in Keaton to the late George and Nettie Rose Evans.  She lived in Flat Gap for the past 14 years and belonged to the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son from Flat Gap, Wendell Osborne; one daughter, Jeanine Blair of Fairborn, Ohio; a sister from Keaton, Mrs. J.T. Bailey, and two grandchildren, Sharyn and Karen Osborne. Her nephews served as pallbearers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY 8-26-1970

   
PRESTON, Lloyd H.
1970
A well-known Paintsville funeral director Lloyd H. Preston, died Sunday In Central Baptist Hospital at Lexington. Mr. Preston, 66, had been ill for an interval prior to his death. Services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Rev Willard Wilcox and Rev. Tammy Reynolds officialing. Burial followed in the Mayo cemetery. The son of John E. and Clara Daniel Preston, he was born in Johnson County in February, 1904. He was a member of the First Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Julia Butler Preston, a son, Russell, a daughter-in-law, Stella, and a granddaughter, Suzy. all of Paintsville. Also surviving are two brothers, Clyde Preston of Paintsville and Claude Preston of Detroit, and three sisters; Mrs. Doke Patrick of Tutor Key, Mrs. Nelson Giff of Grosse Point, Michigan, and Miss Rushie Preston of Lakewood, Ohio. Pallbearers for the services Tuesday were Harold Loyd Preston, Paul Preston, John J. Preston, Joe Preston, Herman Preston, Dr. James E. Butler, Robert Earl Butler and Paul Butler. The Paintsville Funeral Home was In charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.26 1970

   
RATLIFF, Topsy
1970
Seventy-year-old Topsy Ratliff died in a local hospital on August 12 1970 after a short illness. Charles Lemaster, Scott Castle and Claude Preston conducted services three days later in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, in which Ratliff was a member. Burial was in the Topsy Ratliff Cemetery at Denver, under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. He was born in Johnson County to the late Leander and Hattie Salvage Ratliff. Survivors are his wife, Ruby VanHoose Ratliff, and 11 sons, Obie, Lee, Topsy Jr., Earl, Hollie, Lawrence, Andy and Clark Ratliff all from Denver, and Frank, Jay and Ova Ratliff of Urbana, Ohio; seven daughters, Dicie VanHoose, Dixie Blair, Ella Hitchcock, Ollie Ratliff, Martha Ratliff and Mary Ratliff, all of Denver, and Hattie Thacher from Urbana, Ohio. Also included among survivors is a brother from Fallsburg, Clark Rattliff; two sisters, Mattie Ratliff of Turner Branch, and Minnie Fairchild from Staffordsville; 29 grand-children and 4 great-grand-children.

   
STAFFORD, Madge
1970
A brief illness ended in death on August 15 1970 for 71 year old Madge Stafford, who passed away in a local hospital. The former Paintsville resident and retired school teacher was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Sarah Litteral Stafford. She was born in Johnson County. Services were held in the First United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, by the Reverend J.H. Burton. The August 18 burial took place in the Mayo Cemetery with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Active pallbearers were Oran Teater, Jess Songer, Paul W. Trimble, David Auxier, and Douglas VanHoose, Russell Meade, Tom Meade, O.T. Dorton, Russell Hager, R.C. Lyons, Garland Rice, D. H. Dorton and Bob Gunning served as honorary pallbearers.

  
TRAVIS, Earl
1970
Earl Travis, a 60 -year-old former Thelma resident, died in a Paintsville hospital on August 6 after suffering a long illness. The electrician and United Baptist Church member was buried in the Johnson Cemetery at Thelma two days later. Buell Ferguson and C.J. Sparks officiated at  services in the Thelma Community Center, and the Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial arrangements. Travis was a W.W. II veteran. He was born to Leora Lynch Travis and the late W.M. Travis of Thelma. Survivors include his wife, Anna Pearl Travis; two daughters at home, Earleen and Rita Kay Travis; a sister from Ashland, Mrs. Ruth Collins; two brothers, Estill Travis of Thelma, and Ed Travis from Irvin. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 8-12-1970

   
VANHOOSE, Leo
1970
Leo VanHoose, a retired farmer and lifetime Lawrence County resident, died in his home on August 13. He was 86 years old and had suffered an extended illness. Services and burial took place August 15 in the Walter Osborne Cemetery at Whitehouse, not far from his home on Louisa Rt. 2. John Hibshman, the former presiding minister of the Paintsville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, came from Ironton to perform the services. The Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial arrangements. He was born in Patrick to the late Mose and Mahala Dixon VanHoose. His wife of nearly 63 years, Victoria Deboard VanHoose. survives him. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Stella VanHoose, both of Louisa Rt. 2, and Mrs. Dixie Ralliff from West Van Lear; 14 grandchildren 9nd 37 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Aug.19 1970

   
WARD, Charles Edward
1942-1970
Russell Charles Ward, 28, died of a heart attack on August 9, in his life-long home of Williamsport. He was the son of Mrs. Edna Butcher Ward and the late Frank Ward. Born April 6, 1942 at Williamsport, he graduated from Meade Memorial School in 1960.  While at Meade he was a star basketball player.  Ward then attended Pikeville College, graduating in 1965. He played basketball for three years at Pikeville and was Assistant Director of Athletics in his last year. Ward returned to Meade Memorial School and taught for six years. He coached the grade school team for our years. Services were held August 12 in the Meade Memorial Gymnasium. Officiating ministers were Nim Sturgill, Herman Ward and Ivan Butcher.  Burial was in the Frank Ward Cemetery, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Besides his mother he is survived by five brothers, Frank Ward, Jr. of Painesville, Ohio, Jess Ward from Lorain, Ohio, Bill Ward of Geneva, Ohio, Jack Ward and King H. (Bob) Ward from Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Ogdee of San Benito, Texas, Mrs. Agnes Norvell and Mrs. Polly Jean Skuhr from Baltimore, MD., Mrs. Roma Lou Ward of Enon, Ohio and Mrs. Easter Daniels from Covington. Paintsville Herald Wednesday August 19, 1970

     
WILLIAMSON, Aulden
1970
Aulden Williamson, 46, died on August 24, in a Lexington Hospital. The lifetime Tomahawk resident and former steel worker suffered a month-long illness. Funeral services were held three days later in the Tomahawk home of his brother, Claude Williamson, by Minister Bill Meade.  The Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Spicy Cemetery at Boons Camp. He was the son of John and Mary Osborne Williamson and the husband of Patricia Holland Williamson, all of whom survive him. Others survivors include a son from Tomahawk, Gary Williamson; two daughters, Claudet Wells of Wyandott, Michigan, and Susan Alice Williamson from Tomahawk; two brothers Claude Williamson of Tomahawk and John L. Williamson from Wyandott, Michigan; four sisters, Edna Lepage and Phyllis Morefield, both from Wyandott, Barbara Carter of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Garma Jo Meade from River.  Three grandchildren also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 2, 1970



SEPTEMBER - 1970

BLACK, James K.
1970
James K. Black, a former C&O Railroad mechanic and West Van Lear man, died September 28 in a Huntington, W. Va., hospital. He was 65. Services were held the following Wednesday by W.E. Davis in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. The Jones- Preston Funeral Home then arranged for burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Born in Nashville, Tenn, he was the son of Tinna Lehman Black and the late James K. Black, his wife, survives him. Other survivors include a step son from Knoxville, Tenn., Leonard Vandergill; two brothers, Lehman Black and Jerry Black, as well as two sisters, Mrs. Christine Griffith and Miss Helen Black. All four live in Nashville. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 9-30-1970

  
BRADLEY, L. V.
1970
Services were held at the Third Street Free will Baptist Church for L.V. (Booter) Bradley, 52 who died Saturday September 8 after suffering an apparent heart attack. An avid sports fan and a champion bowler, Mr. Bradley was preparing to play in all local golf tournament when he bacame ill and was taken to Paintsville Hospital. He was sucumbed shortley after arriving at the hospital. He was the general mangaer of Frank Montgomery's scrap and construction operations in Paintsville. The Paintsville resident was born to the late lewis and Almeda Ann Shepherd Bradley of Johnson County. His wife, Dena Jayne survives him. Bradley was a member of several civil organizations, including Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM Royal Arch Masons 131 R & Am, Knights Templar 48 KT and Eastern Star 320 O.E.S. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter from Paintsville, Mrs. David Butler; two grandchildren; two brother, Everett Bradley of Columbus Ohio, and sWilliam Bradley of Maysville. Six sisters also survive. They are Violet Nelson and Gladys Oppenheimer, from Columbus, Numa Pickle and Frankie James of Paintsville, Edith Onstott from Rochester,Ind.,and Mary M. Schell of Flint Mich. The Reverends C.C. Hall and Scott Castle presided at the services.  Burial was in the Keaton Cemetery, under the direction of the of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9-10-1970

  
BUTCHER, Tishie
1970
Tishie Butcher , a 78 year old resident of Wabash, Ind., passed away near her home on September 22 1970. She had suffered a long illness before her death. Elzie Banks conducted services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on September 25, with Jones-Preston directors arranging for burial afterward in the Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear. Her parents were the late Eli and Tillie (Castle) Castle, and her husband was the late Joe W. Butcher. Surviving are two sons, Tommie Butcher of Wabash, Ind., and Nevert Butcher of LaFontaine, Ind.; six daughters, Golda King, Alice Music, Exier Blevins, Elva Webb and Ivel Meek, all from Wabash, as well as Tillie Skaggs of Urbana, Ohio; 27 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.

  
CAMPBELL, Bascom
1970
A retired miner and former Paintsville citizen, Bascom Campbell, passed away in a local hospital on September 14.  He was 59. The Rev. Bruce Daniels held services September 16 in the Sitka Free Will Baptist Church, after which the Jones-Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial in the family cemetery at Blaine. He was born in Lawrence County to George and Lora Church Campbell, and was married to Ada Kimbler Campbell, who survive. Also surviving are five sons, Darrell, Farrell and Harald Campbell of Paintsville and Earl and William Campbell from Urbana, Ohio; five daughters, Beatrice Castle of Cartington, Ohio, Wilma Pinington from Edison, Ohio, Deliah Bunker of Marion, Ohio, Alice Flecher from Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and Roberta Campbell from Paintsville; two sisters, Hazel Griffith of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Kimbler from Sitka, as well as 11 grandchildren. Campbell had been ill for a long time. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT 16, 1970

  
CANTRELL, Mance
1970
Seventy-eight-year-old Mance Cantrell passed away in a local hospital on September 21.  The retired coal miner and former West Van Lear resident will be buried September 24 in the Concord Cemetery at Thealka, under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Services are to be held at 10 a.m. that day in the Concord United Baptist Church at Thealka by Tommy Bailey, Buell Ferguson, and Florida Lyons. His parents were John and Alice Burchett Cantrell.  He was married to the late Ella Mae Napier Cantrell. Survivors are his five sons, Mance and Estill Cantrell of West Van Lear, Mitchell and Walter Cantrell from Paintsville, and William Hershell Cantrell of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Mary Alice Adams and Burdis Spradlin from West Van Lear, and Betty Hale of Pineville; four brothers, Wonnie and Bill Cantrell from Win, Jimmy Cantrell of Ophir, and Estill Cantrell from Paintsville; three sisters, Esta Barker from Fairborn, Ohio, Lesta Pennington of Flat Gap, and Renda Bayes from Columbus, Ohio; 28 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY SEPT 23, 1970

  
CASTLE, Rosetta (VanHoose)
1970
Rosetta Castle, 79, died in a regional hospital near her Wayland home on September 22. Services were held three days later at the Wayland Methodist Church by Claude Preston and Millard VanHoose. he Jones-Preston Funeral Home took charge of the burial in the Martin Cemetery at Wayland. She was born in Johnson County to the late Bill and Martha Music VanHoose and belonged to the Estil Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harrison Castle; three sons, Jimmy Castle from Wayland, Willard Castle at Stone, and Clifford Castle at Newport News, Va.; three daughters Lora Corver and Roberta Weaver of Wayland as well as Beulah Joyce from Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Nathan and Joe VanHoose of Alger, Ohio, Ollie Taylor from Nora, VA/; ten grandchildren, 23 great grand children and one great great grandchild. Mrs. Castle suffered and extended illness. Paintsville Herald Wednesday September 30, 1970

   
COLVIN, Nora (Gullett)
1905-1970
A former Paintsville resident, Mrs. Nora Colvin, died of a heart condition on September 22. She had been ill for some time prior to her passing away in a Cleveland, Ohio hospital. Her parents, Arizonia Gullet and the late Mack Gullet, gave birth to her in Salyersville on November 28, 1905. Oscar Colvin, her husband, died 16 years ago. Survivors include her two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Zyla and Mrs. Mary Louise Dreager of Cleveland, two sons, Bob and Wade Colvin from Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie McFarland from Salem, Ohio, and Mrs. Molly Combs of Fort Lauderdale Fla.; six brothers, Virgil, Mitchell and James Gullett of Salem, Warren Gullett from Fort Lauderdale, and Henry Gullett of Lexington, and Zallie Gullett from Paintsville. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 07, 1970

    
CONLEY, Blanche (Thomas)
1970
Blanche Conley, 62, suffered an extended illness and died in a local hospital on September 11.  Services were held three days later in the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church, with Ellis Hamilton, Harold Salyers and Bruce Daniels officiating. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Lela Williams Thomas.  Her husband, Bill Conley, survives her. Others survivors include three sons, Jim Conley of Paintsville, Willie Conley, Jr., who is serving in the U.S. Air Force, and Jack Conley from Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Jennie McKenzie of Pasadena, Calif., and Faye Fyffe and Annie McKenzie, both from Flat Gap, as well as four grandchildren. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for the former Flat Gap resident to be buried in the Conley Cemetery, located in her own community. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY September 16, 1970

   
COPLEY, Plina
1970
Plina Tiean Copley, the infant daughter of Paintsville’s James and Edith Marzell Marsh Copley passed away in a local hospital on September 5.  She was one day old. Graveside rites were conducted by Isom Music on September 7, and the Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Wells Cemetery. Surviving Plina are her parents and her two brothers, James Milton Copley and Johnny Fred Copley. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY September 10, 1970

    
DANIELS, Frank
1970
Frank (Jack) Daniels died in a local hospital on September 7.  The 67-year-old East Point man had suffered a short illness. Funeral services were held by Bill Ford in the East Point Church of Christ on September 9, and burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. He was born in Johnson County to the late Joe D. and Elizabeth Boyd Daniels.  Fannie Leake Daniels, his wife, survives him. Other survivors include a son from East Point, Joe Jack Daniels; four sisters Mrs. Annis Nowlin of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Leona Johnson from Thelma, Mrs. Virgil Blanton from Bellaire, Ohio, and Mrs. Montana Travis, also from Thelma. Two grandchildren survive Daniels as well. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Sept 10 1970

  
DAVIS, Henry
1970
After suffering an extended illness, 96 year-old Henry Davis passed away on September 25 in a local rest home. Services for the Paintsville resident were held three daus later in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport.  Glenn Arrowood, Leonard Arrowood and Nim Sturgill were the ministers. He was born to the late John and Sarah Ann Gibson Davis in Lawrence County.  Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Rockhouse with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Sept 23 1970

   
KELLEY, Josephine
1970
Josephine Kelley died in her Flat Gap home on September 15, ending an illness that had lasted ten years. She had lived in Flat Gap for the last 50 years of her 93 years, where she was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. Services were held September 17, in the Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church. C. H. Wallen and Cula Kelley served as ministers, with the Preston Funeral Home arranging for burial afterward in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton. She was born in Keaton to the late Peter and Nancy Segraves Kelley. Survivors include a daughter from Flat Gap, Mrs. Ova Skaggs;  a brother Arvin Skaggs, and two sisters Mrs. Arlene and Alice Skaggs, all of Flat Gap; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald 23, September 1970

  
KELLY, David J.
1970
David J. Kelley, died of a heart attack on September 28. The 66 year-old former Paintsville barber and Van Lear resident passed away in Xenia, Ohio, after being ill for two weeks. Funeral services are scheduled tomorrow at the Burcham Funeral Home in Fairborn, with burial to take place afterward in the Valley View Memory Garden at Xenia. Born in Carter County to the late Robert and Anna Adkins Kelley, he lived in Fairborn, Ohio for the past eight years. His wife, Mary Elizabeth (Hager) Kelley, survives him. Other survivors include five daughters, Billie Ann Fannin, Audrey Faye Kelley, and Jacquline Carol Caudill, all of Fairborn, Dorothy Allen Watkins from Vandalia, Ohio, and Stephenia Yvonne Kelley of Morehead State University, and five sons, David K. Kelly from Beaver Creek, Ohio, Robert F. Kelley of Morehead, Jon Anthony Kelley of Fairborn, Jerome Joseph Kelley, serving with the U. S. Army, and James A. Kelley of Charleston, W.Va. Kelley belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald 30, September 1970

  
MELVIN, Willie
1970
Willie Melvin, 77, died Thursday, September 10 after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on January 29, 1893, he was the son of the late John and Ida Stafford Melvin. He was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, the former Dixie Williams; three sons, Paul, Donald and Douglas Melvin all of Paintsville; and six grandchildren. Additional survivors include four brothers, Roy Ralph, Jimmy and Clarence Melvin all of Paintsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Addie Price of Paintsville and Mrs. Flema VanHoose of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 13 in the Third Street Free Will Baptist Church with Claude Preston and C. C. Hall officiating. Interment followed in the Town Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 16, September 1970

  
NELSON, Dorothy (Ealey)
1970
Dorothy Nelson, 41, died in a Huntington hospital on September 5 after suffering an extended illness.  The former West Van Lear resident and G.C. Murphy clerk was married to Joe S. Nelson, who survives her. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was the site of September 7 services conducted by Jerry Ginnan and Willard Wilcox.  Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Mrs. Nelson’s parents were the late Charlie and Bessie Clark Ealey from Johnson County. Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter from West Van Lear, Brenda Stricklin; one grandson; three brothers, John Ealey of Paintsville, Oliver Ealey from Hager Hill, and Charles Ealey, Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, and a sister in Germany, Ann Adkins. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY September 10, 1970

  
STANIFORD, Patricia
1970
Funeral services were held in the Boons Camp Free Will Baptist Church on September 2O for Patricia Staniford, who died three days earlier in Wabash, lndiana. She was 21 and had suffered a short illness. James Lyons and Robert Blanton were the ministers at the Sunday services. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of burial at the Branham Cemetery of Boons Camp. She was born in Stove, W. Va., to Jeff and Arietta Lewis Branham, and was married to Merril Staniford. All three survive her. Other survivors include a son, Keith Edward Staniford, and three brothers, Ronald Keith Branham of Dayton, Ohio, and Larry Ray and Terry Lee Branham from Williamsport. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Sep.23 1970

   
TRIMBLE, Buell G.
1970
Buell G. Trimble, 74, died in a West Liberty, Ohio, care center on September 16. Services were held three days later at the Wilkins Funeral Home of West Liberty, followed by burial in the Fairview Cemetery. He was born in Barnetts Creek to the late Mr. and Mrs. Greenup Trimble and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Reba Rice Trimble; two daughters from Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Joseph ( Audrey ) Webber and Mrs. James (Barbara) Nichols; four sons, Willis Trimle of San Jose, Calif. , Roger Trimble from San Diego, Calif. , Glenn Trimble of Worthington, Ohio, and Patrick Trimble from West Liberty, Ohio; four sisters, Virgie Blair, Grace Picklesimer, Hazel Trimble and Ollie Tackett, as well as one brother, Archie Trimble. Trimble suffered as extended illness before passing away. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 9-23-1970



OCTOBER - 1970

BALDWIN, Bayless
1970
Bayless Baldwin, 64, died in a Lexington hospital on October 7, 1970. The former miner and Hager Hill resident was buried the following Saturday, October 10, in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Lonza Reed and Charlie Lemaster conducted services in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home before interment. He was born in Denver, (Kentucky), to the late Leck and Minnie Blair Baldwin. His wife, Fannie Blair Baldwin, survives him. Other survivors include a brother from Denver, Lloyd Baldwin; several sisters, Mrs. Hannah Hitchcock of Hager Hill, Mrs. Sudie Young from Lowmansville, Mrs. Herma Lee Howard of Paintsville and Belva Baldwin of Denver. Baldwin's nephews served as pallbearers at his funeral. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Oct.14 1970

   
BLEVINS, Bennie Allen
1970-1970
The infant son of Larry and Roxie Lemaster Blevins, who live at Win, suddenly passed away on October 10.  Bennie Allen Blevins was seven weeks old. Services were conducted two days later in the Blevins’ home by Elder Taylor Williams. Interment was in the family cemetery at Win, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Survivors include his parents and two small brothers, three-year-old Larry Joe Blevins and Bobbie Darrell Blevins, who is 18 months old. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-14-1970

   
BLEVINS, Samuel E. Sr.
1970
Samuel E. Blevins Sr., died in a Delaware, Ohio, hospital near his home on October 11 1970.  The 60 year old former Johnson County resident had suffered a long illness. Minister Elzie Banks held services October 14 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, and the Home arranged for burial afterward in the family cemetery at River. He was the son of the late Samuel and Lou Williams Blevins. Survivors include his wife, Dixie Banks Blevins; four sons, Freddie, Virgil, Bradford and Samuel Blevins; four daughters, Betty Blevins, Lou Neace, Violet Kitchen and Billy Jones, all live in Delaware, Ohio. Also surviving are a brother from Ashland, Fred Blevins; as well as two sisters, Edith and Beulah Blevins Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-21-1970

   
CECIL, John  Sr.
1970
Seventy-nine year old John O. Cecil, Sr., died in a Paintsville hospital on October 31. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was the site of the funeral services conducted two days later by John G. Sammons. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park. A Van Lear resident at the time of his death, Cecil was a retired miner and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. His parents were the late George W. and Carrie Wray Cecil. He was born in Wellston, Ohio. Survivors include his wife, Ada Bellomy Cecil; two sons, John Oscar Cecil of Frankfort and George Harvey Cecil of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter in Pikeville, Mrs. O. W. Harris; two sisters, Mrs. Earnest Kelly of Wellston, Ohio, and Mrs. Pete Lomax in Athens, Ohio; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bert Grimm, Pat McCoart, John Holbrook, William King, James Ward, Escom Chandler and Edgar Stapleton. All arrangements were supervised by the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 11, 1970

   
COLLINS, Cindy Renee
1970
Cindy Renee Collins, the infant daughter of James Robert and Mandy Collins Collins, died in a local hospital on October 16. Services were held the following Sunday in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with Edgar Preston presiding. Interment was in the Daniels Cemetery at Daniels Creek, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Cindy’s paternal grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Collins. Her maternal grandmother was Mrs. Dovie Collins. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT 21, 1970

   
CURTIS, Ida (McCarty)
1970
Ida M. Curtis, a 56-year-old former Red Bush resident, died in a local hospital on October 10. Services were held two days later in her home, with Homer Evans and Willard Bailey serving as ministers. Burial was in the Jess Mullins Cemetery at Red bush, under the direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. She was the daughter of Forrest McCarty and the late Bessie Webb McCarty from Johnson County. Survivors include her husband, Walter Curtis; five sons, James, Robert, Donald, and Gene Curtis, all of Red Bush, as well as Billy Joe Curtis from Dayton, Ohio; four daughters, Lurie Fyffe of Elna, Ann Forest of LaFollette, Ind., and Joy Neil Curtis and Linda Carol Curtis from Red Bush.  Seventeen grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Curtis had suffered an extended illness prior to her death. Paintsville Herald Wednedsay 10-14-1970

   
FRALEY, Hentison
1970
Hentison " Sam " Fraley passed away in his Thelma home on October 30 at the age of 54. He was a disabled miner. Services were held November 2 in the Thelma Community Center, with Nim Sturgill and Arthur Preece acting as ministers. The funeral directors of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home were in charge of the burial at the Johnson Cemtery in Thelma. He was born in Martin County to the late John E. and Alpharetta Taylor Fraley. Survivors include his wife, Christine Pack Fraley ; four sons from Thelma, Johnnie, Grover, Wallace and Christopher Fraley; four daughters in Thelma, Kathie, Jewell and Nancy Fraley, as well as step daughter Connie Adams Childers; two brothers, Wilford Fraley of Turkey Creek and Jerry Fraley of Oceana , W. Va. ; two sisters of Detroit, Mich. , Mrs. Gladys Franko and Mrs. Dorothy Mae Cook . Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-11-1970

   
GARRETT, Cynthia (Davidson)
1887-1970
Mrs. Cynthia Davidson Garrett, an 82-year-old citizen of Paintsville, died October 5 in the home of her son, James E. Garnett Jr., also from Paintsville. Born in Floyd County in 1887, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Laura May Davidson. Her husband, James Edward Garnett Sr., preceded her in death over four years ago. She was a member of the Bowman Memorial Methodist Church at Hazard, and belonged to Elizabeth Chapter No. 145 O. E. S. Surviving are two sons, James E. Garnett Jr. of Paintsville, and Samuel W. Garnett from Hazard; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Laura Bowles of Lexington; four sisters from Prestonsburg, Mrs. George Roberts, Mrs. Roy Perry, Mrs. Thomas Fields and Mrs. Luther Shivel, as well as a brother in Atlanta, Ga., William B. Davidson.  Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Services were held in the Mayo United Methodist Church on October 8 by the Rev. L. M. Rogers and Jerry Ginnan.  Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.  Funeral arrangements were cared for by the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-14-1970

  
HARMON, Aretta (Stapleton)
1970
An extended illness ended in death on October 3 for Aretta Harmon, age 57. She passed away in her Paintsville home.  The Rev. J.H. Burton conducted services October 5 in the First United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery, under the guidance of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. She was the daughter of Neva Price Stapleton and the late Lon Stapleton, and the wife of the now deceased Quill Harmon. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Gene Thompson of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. James Skiles of Jenkins, and Mrs. Higgy Paul Burchett, Mrs. Tollie Bayes and Mrs. Neva Griffith, all from Paintsville; three sons from Paintsville, Quill, Thomas and Charles Harmon; four sisters, Mrs. Don C. Call and Mrs. John E. Caudill of Louisville, Mrs. Laura M. Murphy from Paintsville, as well as Mrs. Ronald C. Wells of Bellville, Mich.  Eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday October 7 1970

  
HAYES, Charles
1970
A car accident suddenly claimed the life of Charles F. Haynes on October 20. The 29-year-old Red Bush man died in a local hospital soon after the wreck took place on the Joes Creek Road near Flat Gap. The Reverends Herman Ross, Kennith Sturgill and Harold Salyer conducted services in the Keaton Union Christian Church three days later. Interment was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Martha, under the guidance of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Hayes, who worked as a pipefitter for Ashland Oil, was a U.S. Army veteran. He spent one year in Vietnam. His parents, who survive him, are Sheren and Irene McCarty Hayes. Also surviving is a sister in Martha, Mrs.Carol McKenzie. Ashland Oil Company employees served as pallbearers at the funeral for the former Enterprise Baptist. Paintsville Herald Wednesday October 28, 1970

   
HORNE, Luther
1970
Luther Horne, a 73-year-old Collista farmer, died in Paintsville hospital on October 28. He had been ill for a few days prior to his death. Services were held two days later by the Reverends Scott Castle and C.C. Hall in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. He was born in Johnson County to the late Tom and Belle Conley Horne. Dolly Taylor Horne, his wife, passed away in 1967. Surviving are a daughter of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Josephine Branham; two sisters, Martha Horne of Collista and Mary Castle of Sitka, as well as two grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 04, 1970

  
LEMASTER, Hazel
1970
Hazel Lemaster, 61 died in a local nursing home on October 21. The Lifetime Flat Gap resident and former United Baptist was buried in Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on October 24. Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed were the ministers. Her parents were the late Edward Paris and Flora Mae Fairchild Lemaster. Survivors include two brothers, Blucher Lemaster of Keaton and Walter Lemaster of from Prospect Ohio; a sister in Columbus, Ohio; Mrs.Goldie Moore and a host of nephews and nieces. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 10-28-1970

   
MCKENZIE, James
1970
Eighty-eight-year-old James (Jim Crow) McKenzie passed away in a Louisa hospital on October 7. O.I. Williams, Flordia Lyons and Arnold Reed conducted services October 10 in the Toms Creek United Baptist Church, and the Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial in the McKenzie Cemetery at Sitka. He was born in Staffordsville to the late John T. and Julia Witten McKenzie, Dutch Dixon McKenzie, his wife, preceded him in death over eight years ago. McKenzie worked for Kentucky, West Virginia Gas Company. He belonged to the United Baptist Church. Surviving him are his three sons, Glenn and Kenneth McKenzie, both from Ohio, and Ray E. McKenzie of Harlingen, Texas; a daughter from Sitka, Mrs. Ernestine Burchett; four sisters, Mrs. Rewy McFaddin of Paintsville, Mrs. Virgie Ramaey of Volga, Mrs. Ludie Williams and Mrs. Hazel Giggs, both of Marengo, Ohio, as well as three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Harold Wednesday October 10, 1970

  
MEEK, Virgil
1970
Services were held on October 11 in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church for Virgil Bert Meek, 55, who died three days earlier in a local hospital. The life-time Boons Camp resident had been ill for six years. Nim Sturgill, Glen Arrowood and Earl Muncy were the ministers, with burial being handled by the Preston Funeral Home. Interment was in the Sturgill Cemetery at Boons Camp. A retired miner and former member of the United Baptist Church, he was the son of Isaac and Lizzie Thompson Meek. His wife, Maudie Meek, died in 1943. Survivors include two brothers, Isaac Harold Meek of Boons Camp, and Roy Meek from Dayton, OH, as well as five sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Mrs. Francis Fields, Mrs. Bonnie Johnson and Mrs. Vivian Kimbler, all of Dayton, and Mrs. Opal Sturgill from Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 14, October 1970

  
MUSIC, John
1970
United Baptist Elder John D. Music, 87, passed away in a Prestonsburg nursing home on October 16, 1970. He had been ill for the last two years. Services for the former miner, farmer and East Point resident were held in Paintsville's United Baptist Church two days later. Elders O. I. Williams, Paris Music and Nim Sturgill served as ministers. The Paintsville Funeral Home supervised burial in the family cemetery at East Point, with Music's nephews acting as pallbearers. Tom add Lou Greer Music, both deceased, gave birth to him in Floyd County. Survivors include his wife, Molly Webb Music; four sons, Odis Music of Costa Rica, John H. Music of Wabash, Indiana, Billy Music of Paintsville, and Ray Music of Dayton, Ohio; a brother in Silver Lake, Ind., George Music; one sister, Mrs. Josie May of East Point; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD OCT.21 1970

  
PERRY, Martha
1970
Services were held November 2 for one of the oldest citizens in Johnson County, 100-year-old Martha Perry of Boons Camp. Ministers Nim Sturgill, Glen Arrowood and Earl Muncy officiated at the funeral held in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Mrs. Perry had suffered an extended illness and died in a local hospital on October 31. Her husband, George Perry, passed away in 1942. Survivors include two sons in Boons Camp, Delbert and Jack Perry; six daughters, Mrs. Grace Preston, Mrs. Della Staniford, Mrs. Evelyn Daniels and Mrs. Sarah Daniels, all of Boons Camp, and Mrs. Opal Saylor of Wabash, Ind., and Mrs. Marie Smith in Girand, Ohio; 28 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren. Burial was in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp, under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 04, 1970

  
PRATER, James L.
1970
A car accident suddenly claimed the life of James Linville Prater on October 3.  The 19-year-old Volga youth was killed west of West Liberty, on U.S. 460.  He was born in Johnson County to James and Sarah Holbrook Prater, who survive him. Other survivors include maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Holbrook; Mr. and Mrs. Wartie Prater, paternal grandparents, and a sister at home, Brenda Prater. Services were held October 6 in the Bethel United Baptist Church, with Tommie Bailey, Lonzo Reed and Arnold Reed conducting. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of burial at the family Cemetery in Volga. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Oct 7 1970   James Linville Prater 1970 James Linville Prater, 19, of Volga, was killed Saturday, October 3, when the car he was driving left Route 460 about five miles out of West Liberty, in Morgan County.  The victims sister, Brenda Lynn Prater, 16, and two other passengers, Betty Lois Stevens, 16, and Danny Stevens, 16, were injured in the accident but are reported in satisfactory condition. The State Police report indicated that there were no skid marks, and that the car apparently just left the road and wrecked. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 6, at the Bethel United Baptist Church, with burial following in the family cemetery at Volga, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday October 7 1970

  
PRESTON, Don
1970
Don Preston A retired barber from Van Lear, Don Preston suffered a long illness and died on October 28. The former United Baptist was 61. Glenn Arrowood, Florida Lyons and Earl Muncy were ministers at funeral services held two days later in the Buffalo United Baptist Church. The Preston Funeral Home arranged for interment in the Highland Memorial Park. Sam and Malta Short Preston, his parents, gave birth to him in Meally. Survivors are his wife, Mary Wills Preston; three sons, Donald Preston of Ypsilanti, Mich; Robert Preston of Pikeville, and Doug Preston of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter in Ypsilanti, Margie Ann Williams; four brothers, Irvin Preston of Lowmansville, Herbert Preston of Huntington, W. Va., Lafe Preston of Xenia, Ohio, and Arthur Preston of Huntington; three sisters, Mildred Trimble, Bunia Rowe and Ruie Preston, all of Hunington. Four grandchildren also survive. Van Lear's Masonic Lodge No. 858 F & AM conducted grave side rites and acted as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.04 1970

  
PRESTON, Ezra
1970
Ezra Preston, 71, passed away in a Prestonsburg hospital on October 31.  The former Van Lear resident and Church of God member was buried in the family cemetery at Prestonsburg, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge. The Rev. H.L. Duncan presided at services held November 1 in the home of Mrs. Mary Brown. Immediate survivors include two sons from Van Lear, Hansel and Dencel Preston; two sisters, Acie Preston of Jeffersonville and Emma Jones of McDowell. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Nov 4 1970

   
PRESTON, Harold
1970
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. for Harold Thomas Preston, 28, who died on October 5 in an automobile accident north of Prestonsburg.  Nim Sturgill and Everett Crum will serve as ministers at the services, to take place in the River Home of Hazel Daniel.  The lifetime resident of River was the son of Hazel Mollett Preston Daniel and the late Herman Preston.  He was employed by the R & S Body Company as a welder. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Wallen of River, Mrs. Grace Music of Van Lear, and Mrs. Reta Hackney of Columbus, Ohio; as well as four brothers, Meril Preston of Tutor Key, Ralph Preston of Fairborn, Ohio, Willard Preston of Powellton, W. Va., and Paul Vencil Preston of New Carlisle, Ohio. Burial will be in the Spear's Cemetery at River, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday October 7 1970 Countians Killed In Auto  Accidents on Area Highways Harold Thomas Preston Seperate single-car accidents have resulted in the deaths of two Johnson County residents. Harold Thomas Preston, 28, of River was killed instantly when the "63 Ford convertible he was driving, hit a bridge abutment over Johns Creek, seven miles south of Paintsville on U.S. Route 23, Monday, October 5, at 6:40 p.m. Kentucky State Police officers were at the scene seconds after the crash but could give no cause for the accident.  Preston was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 8, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Hazel Daniels of River, with burial to follow in the Spear's Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday October 7 1970

  
RATLIFF, Mattie (Ward)
1970
Mattie Ratliff passed away on October 23 1970 in her Paintsville home. The native Johnson Countian was 61 years old. Burial took place two days later in the family cemetery at Turner Branch, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Services were conducted earlier in the First Free Will Baptist Church of Paintsville by Claude Preston and Scott Castle. Surviving are her husband, Earl Ratliff; five sons of Paintsville, Clyde, James, Frank, Jimmie Lee, and Earl Ratliff Jr.; four daughters, Clara Fraley, Hattie Castle, and Shirley Kretzer, all of Paintsville, and Janice Wright of Ypsilanti, Mich.; a brother in Fallsburg, Clark Ratliff; one sister, Mrs. Troy Fairchild, of Staffordsville; 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her parents were the late Isaac and Hattie Selvage Ward.

  
REED, Dorothy
1970
A long illness terminated in death on October 14 for Dorothy Reed, 72, who passed away in her Oil Springs home.  Elders J. T. Bailey and Buell Ferguson conducted services the following Saturday in the Fish Trap United Baptist Church at Manila. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs, with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Miss Reed was the daughter of the late Asa J. and Elizabeth Gullett Reed.  She was born in Manila and belonged to the United Baptist Church. Survivors are her brother, Elder Lonza Reed of Flat Gap, and a sister from Oil Springs, Mrs. Malta Reed. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY OCT. 21, 1970

  
RIGSBY, Foster F.
1970
Services were held in the United Baptist Church of Paintsville on Thursday, October 15, for Elder Foster F. Rigsby. The 73 year old former merchant and United Baptist minister lived on Euclid Avenue in Paintsville. He died October 13 1970 in a local hospital, having suffered an extended illness prior to passing away. His Parents were the late Lewis C. and Clearinda Jenkins Rigsby. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Colvin Rigsby; a son from Paintsville, William LeFrance Rigsby; one daughter, in Charleston, W. Va., Mrs.Juanita Rigsby Kerr; four sisters, Stella Picklesimer of Wakefield, Ohio; Della Hamilton of West Liberty; Pearlie Montgomery of Cannonsburg, and Flora Montgomery of Beaver, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Elders C.J.Sparks, J.T.Bailey and O.I.Williams officiated at the funeral services. The Paintsville Funeral Home took charge of interment in the Mayo Cemetery, with Rigsby's nephews acting as pallbearers.

  
SAYLOR, Billy
1970
A brief illness ended in death on October 31 for 10-year old Billy Darwell Saylor, the son of Mack and Myrtel Caudill Saylor of Grand Rapids, OH. The youngster passed away in a Bowling Green, OH, hospital. Minister Scott Castle and Willis Tackett held services in the home of Wiley J. Lemaster on November 3. The Jones Preston Funeral Home cared for burial in the Caudill Cemetery at Wheelersburg. Billy is survived by his parents and a sister, Miss Gail Wurm. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11, November 1970

  
SPRIGGS, Burl
1970
Burl Spriggs died on October 4 in the home of his son, Chester Spriggs, at Meally. The 73-year-old lifetime resident of Boons Camp was a retired miner. Services were held two days later in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tom Sammons and Elzie Banks serving as ministers. The Preston Funeral Home cared for burial arrangements in the Spriggs Cemetery at Boons Camp. He was the son of the late James and Callie Lewis Spriggs, and the husband of the now deceased Jennie Meek Spriggs. Survivors include two daughters from Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Audrey Mae Butcher and Mrs. Callie Susan West; three sons, Burl Spriggs, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, Chester Spriggs of Meally, and Euell Spriggs of Huston, Texas; a sister from Seth, W.Va., Mrs. Evelyn Williamson; one brother, Cecil Spriggs of Dayton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 7, October 1970

  
WHITAKER, Jack D.
1970
County Resident Dies After Struck By Train Jack D. Whitaker of West Van Lear died last Saturday, October 10, as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a train. Whitaker, a life-long resident of West Van Lear, was hit by the train near his home at the mouth of Burglar Hollow and died enroute to a Huntington, West Virginia, hospital. He was the son of Nora Martin Whitaker and the late Tan Whitaker. Survivors include one brother, Earl j. Whitaker of Dayton, Ohio, and four sisters, Mrs. Michael Blair of Jenkins, Mrs. Laurie May of Paintsville, Mrs. Ethel Tevis of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Grace Fiscue of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with Reverends James H. Blair and Elzie Banks officiating. Burial followed in the Whitaker Cemetery at East Point, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  October 14, 1970



NOVEMBER - 1970

AUXIER, Samuel
1911-1970
Herald Retiree Samuel Auxier Succumbs Here Samuel L. Auxier, 59, who retired just a year ago from the Paintsville Herald, succumbed Monday at Prestonsburg General Hospital after an extended illness. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 12, in the chapel of Jones- Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, with David C. Kennedy officiating.  Burial will follow in the Auxier family cemetery at East Point. The son of Anna Music Auxier and the late Milton Auxier, he was born at East Point in February, 1911.  His sister, Mrs. Douglas Galbraith, was publisher of the Herald for over two decades, and Sam was employed in the shop for much of that period.  He continued with the Herald when it changed owners in 1964, and prior to his retirement was press operator for the Herald and for the Salyersville Independent, also printed in the Herald’s shop. A part-time farmer, with a deep interest in nature and in animals, he also spent much time studying history.  He had a large collection of Indian relics gathered in the country. Survivors, in addition to his mother and his sister, Mrs. Galbraith, include a brother, Eugene P. Auxier at Jenkins, a sister, Mrs. Geneva Crider of East Point, and a sister in Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Fannie Hall. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 1970

   
BLAIR, Willard
1970
Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home last Wednesday for Willard Blair, a 74-year-old West Van Lear man. John Sammons presided at the funeral, and the Jones- Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Blair passed away in a Paintsville Hospital on November 1. The late Harlan and Mary Frances Saylor Blair gave birth to him in Johnson County. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Jane Blair; three sons, Willard Blain Jr. of Washington, D.C., Ruben Spradlin and Frank James of West Van Lear; three daughters, Eleanor Blair and Marie Blair both of Washington D.C., and Alice Goble of West Van Lear; two brothers, Morris Blair of West Van Lear and Kelly Blair in Dayton, Ohio, as well as a sister from West Van Lear, Cynthia Blair. PANTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY  November 11, 1970

   
BRANHAM, John R.
1970
John R. Branham, who lived in Meally and worked as a carpenter, died November 2 in a Paintsville hospital, he was 56. The little Friendship United Baptist Church was the site of the November 5 funeral services held by Arthur Preece, Everett Crum and Elzie Banks. Burial took place in the Branham Cemetery at Boons Camp, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Dixie Mollett Branham; three sons William D. Branham of Boons Camp. James Branham of Dayton, Ohio, and Gary Branham of Meally; eight daughters, Mrs Lois Fitch, Misses Maryln, Janet and pam Branham all of Meally, Mrs. Ruby Price of RIver, Mrs. Mildred Wells and Mrs. HelenDavis both of Ypsilanti, Mich. Also three brothers, Ben Branham of Boons Camp, Jeff Branham of Paintsville, and Warren Branham in Dayton Ohio; three sisters Mrs. Grace Sieford of Evart Mich., Mrs. Margaret Campbell of Springfield, Ohio and Mrs. Lydia Penix of prestonburg, as well as 18 grandchildren. His parents were the late Alice Mollett Branham. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-11-1970

   
BROWN, Ernest F.
1970
A Red Bush barber, Ernest F. Brown died November 4 in his home at the age of 70. Services were held on November 6 by Rev. Ellis Hamilton, with burial afterward in the family cemetery at Red Bush. He was born in Relief to the late Wallace and Agnie Hill Brown. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Franklin Brown; a brother in Huntington W. Va., Arthur Brown and one sister Mrs. Effie Coldiron of Ohio. Arrangements were cared for by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11-11-1970

   
BUTCHER, Lura (DeBoard)
1881-1970
Lura Butcher, 89, died in a local nursing home on November 28 after an extended illness. The Boons Camp resident, a member of the Baptist Church, was married to the late Ballard Butcher, who preceded her in death in 1942. She was born in November, 1881, in Lawrence County, to the late Henry and Mary Alice Skaggs Deboard. Services were held in the Whitehouse Church on December 1, with Brank and Herman Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp.  The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Survivors include three sons, Arlen Butcher of Miami, Fla., and Earl and Bill Butcher of Boons Camp; three daughters from Boons Camp, Mrs. Elva Mollett, Mrs. Mary Preston and Mrs. Edna Preston; a half-brother from Ashville, Ohio, Oscar Scarberry; Fannie VanHoose, a half-sister in Williamsport; two sisters, Marcella Butcher of Whitehouse and Minnie Hicks of Columbus, Ohio; 47 grandchildren and 76 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-2-70

   
CARVER, Lora (Castle)
1970
Services were held in the Wayland United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 21, for Lora Carver, 61.  She was the daughter of Harrison Castle and the late Rosetta VanHoose Castle of Johnson County. Mrs. Carver had passed away at McDowell Regional Hospital on November 18 after a prolonged illness. Immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Helen Williams of Willoughby, Ohio, Mrs. Alice Combs from Hazard, and Mrs. Joyce Beck of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Jimmy Castle of Wayland, Willard Castle from Stone, and Clifford Castle in Newport News, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Weaver of Wayland and Mrs. Beulah Joyce of Cleveland, Ohio, and seven grandchildren. Burial was in the Martin Cemetery at Wayland, with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY NOV 25, 1970

   
CHANDLER, S. M.
1970
S.M. Chandler, an 80-year old former Danville resident, died in a Stanford hospital on November 9. The retired farmer was buried three days later in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery at Stanford. Services were held earlier in the First Baptist Church at Junction City, with Rev. Douglas Strader presiding. Funeral arrangements were cared for by Stith Funeral Home of Danville. He was born in Chandlersville to the late Lafayette and Martha Caudill Chandler. Survivors include his wife, Maude Burton Chandler; three sons from Danville, Homer, Harold and Jimmy Paul Chandler; a brother in Mansing, Wash., Monroe Chandler; one sister, Lizzie Chandler of Decator, Ill., two grandsons. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 18, 1970

   
DAVIS, Jeff
1970
Jeff Davis, age 91 of Williamsport, died November 20 in a local nursing home. The retired merchant and salesman had been ill for several months. His wife, Elizabeth Walters Davis, died nearly one year ago. Immediate survivors include a daughter of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Claude C. Preston; one son in Williamsport, Walter Davis; eight grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Services were held last Sunday in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Tommy Reynolds, with burial afterward in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Mr. Davis grandsons served as pallbearers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Nov 25 1970

   
DIXON, Oren
1970
Oren Dixon, 85, died in a local nursing home on November 2. The retired miner and former West Van Lear resident had suffered an extended illness. Services were conducted by Bill Tackett in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel three days later. Interment was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap, with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge. He was born in Johnson County to the late George and Sally Dixon. Immediate survivors include two sons, Don Dixon from Van Lear and Thomas Dixon in Warren, Michigan.  Dixon was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Nov 11 1970

  
FULLER, Rossie
1970
Rossie Neeley Fuller, 70, died in a Dayton, Ohio, hospital on November 15, after an extended illness . The former Johnson Countian resided in Dayton and belonged to the Church of Christ . She was born in Williamson, W. Va., to the late James and Laura Porter Neeley Fuller and was married to the late Walter R. Fuller, who passed away on August 30 of this year. Survivors include six sons from Dayton; Arnold, Raleigh, James, Ronald, Eldon and Robert Fuller ; a daughter in Whitehouse, Mrs. Evelyn Carroll; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Jennings of Coalwood , W. Va. , and Mrs. Goldie Bowling from Flatwoods; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were held by J. H. Short in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 18. Inerment was in the Parsons Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 11--25-1970

   
GLASPY, Lloyd
1970
An extended illness ended in death on November 30 for Loyd Glaspy, 53, a lifetime resident of Tomahawk. The former factory worker was the son of Millard Glaspy and the late Mary Spradlin Glaspy. Claude Preston conducted services in his Tomahawk home on December 3, and burial followed in the family cemetery at Tomahawk. Surviving are a brother from Boons Camp, Columbus Glaspy, and five sisters, Mrs. Clara Daniels, Mrs. Virgie Adams and Mrs. Mary Jane Davis of Tomahawk, Mrs. Silvina Penix of Wabash, Ind., and Mrs. Clistie Mae McCloud of Boons Camp. The Preston Funeral Home supervised all arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 09, 1970

   
HEACOX, Minnie (Gilliam)
1936-1970
A prolonged illness ended in death on November 23 for Minnie Bell Heacox, 34, of St. Petersburg, Fla. Services were conducted on November 28 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel by Ellis Robinson, with burial in the Burchett Cemetery at Fuget. She was born in February, 1936, in Morgan County to Add Gilliam and the late Alta Owen Gilliam. Immediate survivors include her husband, Gale Heacox; two sons, Gale Heacox, Jr. and Theodore Heacox; a daughter, Melody Ann Heacox; one brother in Columbus, Ohio, Bill Gilliam; three sisters, Freda Diegle of East St. Louis, Ill., Dorothy Wheeler of Ashland, and Clara Slone of Columbus, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 02, 1970

   
HITCHCOCK, Cecil
1970
Services were held in the Cannon Chapel on November 22 for Cecil Hitchcock, 68, a retired driller, who had died November 19 in his Volga home. His parents were the late John and Alice Barker Hitchcock of Johnson County. His wife Susie Brown Hitchcock survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Sardis Noel Hitchcock of Volga and Hardis Joel Hitchcock of Port Clinton, Ohio; a daughter in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Esther Gail Brown; one sister from Sitka, Mallie Picklesimer; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were conducted by Bruce Daniel. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Volga. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 25, 1970

   
JACKSON, Lucy (Hammond)
1970
The reverends Melvin Blanton and Raymond Wright held services November 13 for Lucy H. Jackson, 56, who died November 10 in a local hospital. The former G.C. Murphy clerk and Pentecostal Church member was the daughter of the late Clay and Harriet Porter Hammond. Services were held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, which cared for the burial afterward in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Other survivors include three brothers, Raleigh and Morris Hammond of Paintsville, as well as Ordis Hammond of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Mrs. Cecil Blair, the deceased’s sister, lives in Paintsville. Mrs. Jackson resided on Kirk Street in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 18, 1970

Lucy (Hammond) Jackson Services were held in Paintsville on November 13 for Lucy H. Jackson, 56, of Kirk Street, who died November 10 in a local hospital. The G.C. Murphy employee was the daughter of the late Clay and Harriet Porter Hammond of Magoffin County. She was a member of the Murphy’s Veterans Club, and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. Clarence Jackson, her husband, survives her. Other survivors include a stepson from Conley, Ohio, David Jackson; a stepdaughter, Betty Jo Pelphrey of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Raleigh and Morris Hammond of Paintsville, and Ordis of Wheelersburg, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Cecil Blair of Paintsville. Mrs. Jackson’s nephews served as pallbearers. Services were held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin Blanton and Rev. Raymond Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 25, 1970

   
JONES, Walker
1970
Walker Jones died suddenly in his Paintsville home on November 6. The 64 year-old retired school teacher and United Fuel and Gas Company worker had lived here for the past four years. David Kennedy and Michael Carreno, ministers of the local congregation Of Jehovah's Witnesses which Jones was associated, held funeral services two days later at the Betsy Lane home of his brother. Interment was in the Conn Cemetery at Herold, under the guidance of the Preston Funeral Home. He was born in Craynor to the late King and Sarah Justice Jones. His wife of nearly 40 years Betty Robinette Jones survives him. Other immediate survivors include his son from Wittensville Carl Jones; a daughter in Huntington, W. Va.,  Mrs. Doris Ray McClelland; two brothers, Orville Jones of Taylor, Mich., and Robert Jones in Betsy Lane; three half-brothers, Charley Jones of Craynor, Kelly Jones of Betsy Lane and Wince Smith or Martin; one half-sister in Craynor, Mrs. Fannie Tackett and four grandchildren. Paintsville Herald  11, November 1970

  
MARKS, Jayne (Arrowood)
1970
Jayne Arrowwod Marks, a Flatwoods resident and school teacher, died in Flatwoods on November 2 at the age of 51. Services took place in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home two days later. O.I. Williams and Cully Sparks served as ministers, and the Preston Funeral Home arranged for the burial in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville. Mrs. Marks, who belonged to the Baptist Church, was the daughter of Leonard Arrowood and the late Laura Ward Arrowood. She is survived by her father; a step son in Wilmington, N.C., Leroy Marks; four brothers, Leonard (Dogwood) Arrowood Jr. of Paintsville, Oscar Arrowood of Huntington, W.Va., James Arrowood in Maryland and Henry Arrowood of Ceredo, W.Va.; four sisters, Miss Ruby Arrowood of Lexington, Mrs. Mary A. Wilson of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Beckett of Hurricane, W.Va., and Mrs. Betty St. Clair in Lincoln, Col. Paintsville Harold Wednesday November 11, 1970

   
MEADE, Mary Belle (Ratliff)
1886-1970
An 83-year old Whitehouse resident, Mary Belle Meade, died in a Louisa hospital on November 26 after suffering an extended illness.  The daughter of the late John and Sarah Ward Ratliff, she was born at Barnetts Creek in December, 1886. Survivors include her husband, Jed Meade, three sons, Earl Meade of Louisa, Ernest Meade of Locklawn, Ohio, and Howard Meade from Tomahawk; two daughters, Mrs Hazel Craft of Whitehouse, and Mrs, Sarah Francis Duvall in Milford, Ohio; three brothers, Roy Ratliff of West Van Lear, Burns Ratliff from Louisa, and Bascom Ratliff of Louisa; a sister in Beauty, Mrs. Mary Runyon; 30 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Willis tackett and Bruce Daniels conducted services in the Whitehouse Church on November 29, and burial was in the Layne Cemetery nearby. All arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12/2/1970

   
MEEK, Phillip
1970
A 56-year old former Johnson Countian, Phillip Meek, passed away in a Florida hospital on November 22 after an extended illness. He has owned and operated the C & P Minute Market at Candler, Fla., for the past five years. Services were held November 24 in the Robert's Funeral Home Chapel at Ocala, Fla., and burial was in the Good Shepherd Memorial Garden. He was born at Whitehouse in December, 1913, to the late Millard and Della Murray Meek. His wife, Carolyn J. Meek, survives him. Other survivors include three sons, Phillip Meek Jr., of Prestonsburg, Douglas Meek of Whitehouse, and Ronald Meek of Jasper, Ala.; one daughter, in Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Betty Kenscan; a sister in Whitehouse, Mrs. Bernice Ratliff; three brothers, Herbert and Omar Meek of Whitehouse, and Oscar Meek of West Van Lear. Eight Grandchildren also survive. He belonged to the Christian Mission Alliance Church. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 25, November 1970

   
MUSIC, Bertha (Castle)
1970
Bertha Castle Music died at her home in Nippa on Saturday November 28, 1970 at the age of 52. A lifetime resident of Nippa, she was the daughter of the late Lidge and Sarah A. Castle. Immediate survivors include her husband, Lesco Music; three sons in Nippa, Callas Gene, Leslie Amos, and Larry Music; four daughters from Nippa, Miss Oma Sue Music, Mrs Merle Castle; Miss Peggy Marie Music and Miss Carrie Alpha Music; one sister in Lima, Ohio, Mrs Oma Hale. and two grandchildren. Services were held December 1 in the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church by Charles Stapleton. The Preston Funeral Home arranged for interment in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa.

   
PACK, Roscoe
1970
Roscoe Pack, a 63-year old Thealka resident, passed away in Paintsville on November 25 after a long illness.  He was married to Delphy Charles Pack, who survives him, and was the son of the late Fenton and Alganie Lyons Pack. Funeral services were conducted by Bird Webb and Irvin Castle on Saturday, November 28, in the Walnut Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife; three brothers, Harkless Pack of Thealka, Fred Pack of Lowmansville, and Alpha Pack of Paintsville; one sister in Paintsville, Mrs. Okie Ratliff, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Mays of Germantown, Ohio, and Mrs. Pauline Hurt from Wooster, Ohio. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY December 2, 1970

   
PETTRY, Billy M.
1970
An automobile accident claimed the life of Billy Michael Pettry, 21, on November 27. Born in Johnson County to William P. and Betty E. Webb Pettry, he was a resident of Springfield, Ohio, at the time of his death. Ministers M.T. Womack and Bill Tackett held services December 1 in the Van Lear Free Will Baptist Church, and burial took place in the Davis Family Cemetery at Davis Branch. Survivors include his parents; his wife Constance Chandler Pettry; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. K.D. Pettry of Springfield, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Webb of Van Lear. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 02, 1970

   
PICKLESIMER, Charles W.
1970
Charles W. Picklesimer, a native of Paintsville, died in a Marysville, Ohio hospital after being admitted one day. The 67- year-old Irvin, Ohio, resident and Church of Christ member passed away November 2. Services will be held by the Rev. Elmer Combs tomorrow (Thursday) in the Postle-Hale Funeral Home at Marysville. Friends may call this afternoon and tomorrow. Interment will take place in the Milford Center, Ohio, cemetery. His parents were the late Redman and Josephine Conley Picklesimer of Kentucky. Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer, his wife of nearly 40 years survives him. Other survivors are his six sons, Bobbie, Otis, Woodland, and Charles Picklesimer of Milford Center, Ohio, as well as Phillip Picklesimer of Woodstock, Ohio, and Karl Picklesimer in Irvin, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Alvis (Phyllis) Roberts and Mrs. Audrey (Francis) Combs of Milford Center, Mrs. Lowell (Marion) Williams in Midway, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert (Nina) Fairchild of Irvin; three sisters, Mrs. John Flannery of Lebaonon, Ohio, Mrs. Ben Stambaugh of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Ray Crabtree in Springfield, Ohio; a brother in Ohio, Douglas Picklesimer, and 25 grandchildren. The deceased lived in Union County for the last ten years. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 04, 1970

   
PORTER, Eula Mae (Adams)
1970
Services were held last Sunday for Eura Mae Porter, 58, who died in a Paintsville hospital on November 26 after being ill for five months. Mrs. Porter lived in West Van Lear for the last 14 years and was affiliated with the Free Will Baptist Church. Her parents were Mandie Blevins Adams and the late Boyd Adams. Immediate survivors include her husband, Arbie Porter; a son in the U.S. Army, Jeffery L. Adams; two step-sons, Lymon Porter of Waverly, Ohio and E.B. Porter of Elyria, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ivory Hill of Pinson Fork and Mrs. Veneda Crum of Elyria, Ohio; two brothers in Pikeville, Thomas and Edward Adams; a sister from Lansing, Mich., Bertie Sanders, and five step-grandchildren. Claude Preston and Russell Pack were ministers at the funeral, which was held in the Free Will Baptist Church on Third Street. Interment was in the Bainard Cemetery at Holbrook, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 02, 1970

   
POWERS, Garfield
1970
Garfield Powers, 83, passed away in a local hospital on November 30. The retired carpenter and Church of Christ member had lived in Meally for the last 60 years. His parents were the late George and Minervia Goble Powers. He was born at Van Lear. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Moore Powers; two brothers, Carl Powers of Meally and Estill Powers from Dayton, Ohio; four sisters, Rosa Music, Cindy Short and Lula Wells, all of Meally, and Ada Murphy from Van Lear. Bennie Blankenship and J. H. Short held services December 2 in the Meally Church of Christ. Interment was in the family cemetery at Meally, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.09 1970

   
SALYER, Elizabeth (Picklesimer)
1970
Bruce Daniels was the minister in charge of funeral services held on November 9 for Elizabeth Picklesimer Salyer, 84, who passed away last Friday in a local hospital. She had been ill for a long time. Interment was in the Ashland Cemetery, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. She was born in Johnson County to the late Ben and Liza Pelphrey Picklesimer and lived in Paintsville at the time of her death. Surviving are her husband, Shanklin Salyer; a brother from Williamson, W.Va., Charlie Picklesimer; three sisters, Edna Rice of Stika, Margaret Melvin in Niangua, Mo., and Rosa Tippi from Springfield, Ohio. The deceased belonged to the United Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 11, 1970

  
SALYERS, Notha (Maynard)
1970
Northa Fay Salyers, 42, died in a local hospital on November 6 after suffering a brief illness. The Sitka, resident was the daughter of Vernon and Polly Maynard. Services were held November 9 in the Southside Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member, by Bruce Daniels and Fred Hawkins. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial in the Salyers Cemetery at Flat Gap. Survivors include her husband, Eulas Price Salyers; two daughters, Connie Salyers Caudill of Urbana, Ohio, and Benetta Gail Salyers in Sitka, as well as a brother in Ulysses, Julius Maynard. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 11, 1970

   
TRAVIS, Estill
1970
Sixty -seven-year-old Estill Travis died in a local hospital on November 7. The retired Armco Mill worker and Concord United Baptist lived in Thelma for the last seven years. Charles Price and Buell Ferguson conducted funeral services November 10 in the Thelma Community Center. The Preston Funeral Home took charge of burial in the Johnson Cemetery at Thelma. He was born in Thelma to Leora Lynch Travis and the late W.M Travis. Montana Daniels Travis, his wife of over 45 years, survives him. Other survivors include three sons, James E. Travis of Catlettsburg, Estill Travis Jr. in South Point, Ohio, and William Joe Travis, who is serving with the U.S Army; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Louise Carver, both of Ashland, as well as Mrs. Estalene Petrey from Florida; a brother in Irvine, Ed Travis; one sister from Ashland, Mrs Ruth Collins; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday 11-11-1970

   
VANHOOSE, Ben
1888-1970
Ben VanHoose, 82, of Sitka, died in a local hospital on November 19. The retired Coal miner had been ill for a long time. He was born in Johnson County in February, 1888, to the late Frank and Lusina Pelphrey VanHoose. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Marinda Ellen Daniel VanHoose; seven sons, James, Hubert, Paul and Charles VanHoose of Dayton,. Ohio, Ben and Homer VanHoose from Silka, and Dallas VanHoose of South Charleston, Ohio; three daughters, Oma Estep of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, Flossie Grimm of South Charleston, Ohio, and Magdaline Estep of Mechanicsburg. Also surviving are a brother in McArthur, Ohio, McKinley VanHoose; four sisters, Jeannie Selvage and Delisa Jones of Sitka. Hemmie Slone from Paintsville, and Serina Jones of Fairborn, Ohio; 40 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Ellis Hamilton, Harold Salyers and Homer Evans conducted services November 22 in   the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka, of which he was a member. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home supervised burial in the VanHoose Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.25 1970

  
VANHOOSE, Lizzie (Daniel)
1970
Lizzie VanHoose, 83, died in an Ashland hospital on November 30 after suffering a long illness. She was born in Johnson County to the late Jess and Marget Bayes Daniel and belonged to the Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Dan VanHoose survives her. Services were held in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church on November 3, with Lonza Reed and O. I. Williams officiating. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home supervised burial in the Daniels Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.09 1970

   
VANHOOSE, Roy Franklin
1970
Thirty-three-year-old Roy Franklin VanHoose died suddenly in Fairborn, Ohio, on November 14. The native Johnson Countian was the son of Manuel VanHoose and the late Ora Bland VanHoose. Services were held today (Wednesday) in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial afterward in the family cemetery at Paintsville. The Joncs-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Lena Spradlin VanHoose, who lived with him in Fairborn at the time of his death; a step daughter from Fairborn, Judy Burks; five brothers from Paintsville, Vencil, Lester, Alvin, Morris and Lee Thomas VanHoose, and four sisters, Opal Montgomery, Gladys Ward and Marie VanHoose of Paintsville, as well as Anna Harper from Mansfield, Ohio. Paintsville Herald Wednesday Nov.18 1970

   
WARD, Malvie (Wells)
1970
Malvie Wells Ward, 86, died suddenly on November 25 in her Williamsport home.  She was the daughter of the late Lafe and Polly Ward Penix.  Her first and her second husbands, Willie G. Wells and W. A. Ward, preceded her in death. Immediate survivors include two sons, George C. Wells of Pikeville and Chester Ward from Marion, Ind.; two step-sons, Charles M. Wells of Paintsville and William S. Wells in Salem, Virginia; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Short of Ashland, Mrs. Myrtle Ward of Williamsport, Mrs. W. R. Jordon from Jenkins, and Mrs. Clarence Howland of Cincinnati, Ohio. Also surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. Dan Wheeler and Miss Sarah Wells of Paintsville, Miss Hazel Ward of Inez and Mrs. Jesse Rowe from Prestonsburg; a sister in Inez, Mrs. Dave Ward; two brothers, Richard Penix of Davisport and Shade Penix from Inez; 26 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Mrs. Ward was a member of the United Baptist Church. Services were held November 27 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Spillman.  Interment was in the Wells Cemetery at Williamsport, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.  Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 2, 1970

   
WARD, Maudie (Fraley)
1904-1970
Maude Ward, 66, died in a Lexington hospital on Tuesday, November 24, 1970, after an extended illness.  The retired Southern Bell Telephone operator and Paintsville resident was the wife of John C. Ward, who survives her. She was the daughter of the late George and Millie Thompson Fraley.  Born in Lawrence County in June, 1904, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, is a brother, Fred Fraley, in Fostoria, Ohio. The Rev. Charles Milam held services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 26, 1970, and burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-02-1970

    
WELLS, Paris
1970
Services were held on November 16, in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home for Paris Wells, 73, who died three days earlier in a local hospital.  He had been ill for a long time. A retired coal miner, Church of Christ member and Paintsville resident, Wells was born in Floyd County to the late James H. and Elaine Goble Wells.  He was married to Alice Sherman Wells, who survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Carl Wells of Springfield, Ohio and George E. Wells from Winchester; three daughters, Mrs. James Arrowood of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Mrs. Fredrick Baldwin in Paintsville and Mrs. Williams Arrowood of Boons Camp; two brothers, John K. Wells from Huntington, WVA, and Fred A. Wells from Lancer; four sisters, Mrs. Angie Honeycutt, Mrs. Woodrow Wells and Mrs. Add Selvage, all of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Willie Burchett from Lancer, as well as 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday November 18, 1970

   
WHEELER, Rosa (Hayes)
1970
Rosa Hayes Wheeler, 91, passed away in her Paintsville home on November 10 1970, she had suffered a brief illness. The King Addition resident was intered in the Old Hood Cemetery on November 13, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. O. I. Williams and C. J. Sparks held services earlier that day in the Old Hood United Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Wheeler was a member. Her parents, the late Westley and Alifair Brown Hayes, gave birth to her in Lawrence County. She was married to the now deceased James A. Wheeler. Immediate survivors include a son from Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the Rev. Ray Wheeler; one foster son in Charley, Lucion Keeton; two daughters, Mrs. Effie Adams of Paintsville; and Mrs. Hobert Lemaster in Ashland; a brother from Charley, Alpha Hayes; one sister in Piketon, Ohio, Lizzie Pack; 20 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. PAINTSVILLE HERALD NOV.18 1970


DECEMBER - 1970

BAYES, John W.
1970
John Wesley Bayes, 78, of Orient, Ohio, passed away December 2 in a hospital near Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Eva; four sons, Eugene Bayes of Los Angeles, Calif., and Morris, Charles and James Bayes of Orient; two daughters, Billie Bayes at home, and Mrs. Venus Conley of California; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, Dord Bayes of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Moody Bayes of Kentucky, and four sisters, Mrs. Dewey Conley in Derby, Ohio, Mrs. Minta Long of Fairborn, Ohio, Mrs. Julie Salyers and Mrs. Sina Fairchild, both from Kentucky. Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, in the chapel of the Potter Funeral Home in Orient.  The Rev. Lawrence Martindale officiated.  Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery at Orient. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 09, 1970

  
BUNYARD, John A. Wendell
1970
John A. Wendell Bunyard, 40 died December 12 in a Lexington Medical center after being ill four months. The lifetime Flat Gap resident worked as a mechanic at Ward's Triangle Service Shop. He was married to Martena Lyons Bunyard, who survives him and was the son of Lula Sayler Bunyard and the late Logan Bunyard. Also surviving are his mother; three sons at home, Jonny Martin, Thomas Logan and Allen Keith Bunyard; A daughter at home, Tammie Lynn Bunyard and four sisters, Mrs. Oliver Sayler and Mrs. Jonny Stapleton of Flat Gap, Mrs. Alger Lemaster in Springfield, Ohio, and Mrs. Elzie Ramey of Ashley Ohio. Services were held December 15 in the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church by the Reverands Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel. The Paintsville Funeral Home took charge of Burial arrangements in the Sayler Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 12-16-1970

   
BURCHETT, Everett
1970
A young Van Lear resident and former coal miner Everett Burchett 28, died December 5 in the Lexington medical center. He was born in Van lear to Lacy and Laura Reed Burchett, who also survives. Other survivors include a son at home, Bruce Burchett; two daughters at home; Tammie and Marla Burchett; two brothers from Van Lear, Floyd and William Burchett;five sisters, Miss Ella Wells and Mrs. Ola Mae Bowling from Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Letha Wells and Miss Sarah Burchett of Van Lear, and Audry Palinkas from Chesterland, Ohio. Services took place December 8 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with J. H. Short and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Interment was in the Burchett Cemetery at Johns Creek. The Preston Funeral Home was in chargae of arrangements.
Paintsville Herald Wednesday Dec.09 1970

    
BUTCHER, Jim
1970
A retired miner and former Williamsport resident, Jim Butcher, died December 11 1970, in a local hospital at the age of 71. He was born in Johnson County to the late Marcus and Mimie Meeks Butcher. Survivors include eight sons, Virgil, Ray, Eddie, Edgar, and James Butcher Jr., all of Williamsport, Richard Butcher, of Brenton, W. Va., Paul Butcher, of Tacoma, Wash., Marcus and John Lee Butcher, of Dayton, Ohio. three daughters, Ruby Cain, of Orgeon; Margie Davis, of Dayton, Ohio; and Gemina Butcher, from Williamsport; a brother in Whitehouse, Son Butcher and one sister, from Oneida, Tenn., Bertha Branstaff. Nim Sturgill and Elzie Banks conducted services December 14 in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Interment was in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home supervising all arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD DEC.16 1970

  
COMBS, Zora Mae (Rice)
1892-1970
Zora Mae Combs, 78, of Wittensville, died Wednesday, December 9, at St, Mary's Hospital in Huntington, after a brief illness. A member of the Methodist Church, she was born in Morgan County in June, 1892, and had live in Wittensville for the past 50 years. Her husband, Ben F. Combs, died in February, 1963. Survivors include four sons; Clyde Combs of Columbus, Dorris Combs of Burkley, Michigan, Morris Combs of Dayton, Ohio, and George Combs of Wittensville. Also surviving are six daughters; Mrs. Hazel Witten and Mrs. Zora Conley of Wittensville, Mrs. Bonnie Castle of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Mrs. Pansy Witten, Mrs. Juanita Johnson of Dayton and Mrs. Joy Roach of Huntington. Two brothers, Winston and Don Rice, live at Wittensville, and another brother, McKinely Rice, lives at Flatwoods. A sister, Mrs. Ida VanHoose, live at Nippa. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Rev. M.T. Womack Jr. and Frank Spillman officiated at services in Rush Fork Methodist Church, Friday, December 11. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Wittensville. Pallbearers were her Grandsons, Larry Whitten, Darrell Castle, Wendell Combs, Benny Combs, Bill Combs, Michael Combs, and Greg Combs. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 16, 1970
   
NOTE: She was preceded in death by son, Bert Wendell Combs, who died in Germany during WWII, while serving in the US Army.

   
DUTTON, John L.
1970
Services were held Wednesday, December 16, for John Langly Dutton of Boons Camp, who succumbed December 13 at his home.  Mr. Dutton, 62, was born in November, 1908 to the late William and Julia Castle Dutton.  He had been a lifelong resident of Boons Camp. He is survived by his wife, Grace Ward Dutton, three sons, Bobby Lee Dutton of Columbus, Ohio, Lonnie and Dewey Dutton of Boons Camp; and four daughters, Mrs. Betty Hurt of Jackson, Mrs. Dottie Fannin of Inez, Mrs. Dimple Brew and Mrs. Audrey Jones of Columbus. Surviving brothers and sisters include Ora Dutton of Boons Camp, Cass Dutton of Harfield, Malissa Preece of Tomahawk, William Dutton Jr. of Chattaroy, Ohio, and George W. Dutton of Willowick, Ohio. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.  Arthur Preece officiated at the December 16 services, held in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Dutton Cemetery at Boons Camp. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Dec 16 1970

   
HITCHCOCK, John
1970
John Hitchcock, a 77-year-old retired farmer from Lucasville, Ohio died December 29 in a Portsmouth, Ohio, hospital. He was born in Johnson County to the late George and Elizabeth Blanton Hitchcock and was married to Mollie Coldiron Hitchcock, who survives him. Other survivors include a son in Lucasville, Donald Hitchcock; three daughters, Pauline Bayes of Lucasville, Thelma Cantrell of Beaver, Ohio, and Roberta Crech of Stockdale, Ohio; two brothers, Estill Hitchcock of Oil Springs and Willie Hitchcock of Beaver, Ohio, and two sisters, Mattie Colvin of Beaver and Hattie McKenzie of Waverly, Ohio. Services were held December 31 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Elders Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed and Basil Blair officiating, Burial followed in the Blanton Branch Cemetery, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 6, January 1971

    
HUFF, Millard
1899-1970
Retired miner Millard Huff, 70, died Tuesday, December 30, 1970 in a local hospital. Born at Cabin Creek, West Virginia in March, 1899, he was the son of William and Rebecca Phelps Huff. He had been a Sitka resident for the past 36 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Zora Salyers Huff, a son, Robert Huff of Sitka, and two daughters, Mrs.Elmo Slone of Nippa and Mrs. Doris  Doyle of Springfield, Ohio. A brother, Johnny Huff, lives at Meally. Five grandchildren also survive. Services were held Saturday, January 3, at the Surgar Grove United Baptist Church, with Bruce Daniels and Edward Salyers officiating. Burial followed in the Slone Cemetery at Sitka. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY

   
MCKENZIE, Elmer E.
1970
McKenzie Dies In Lexington VA Hospital Elmer E. McKenzie, 58, passed away in a Lexington veteran's hospital on December 17 after being ill for several months. The Prestonburg resident and United Baptist was the son of the late Norris and Goldie McIntosh McKenzie. He was born in Boyd County. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lewis McKenzie, he is survived by two sons from  Prestonsburg, Elmer McKenzie Jr. and Raymond McKenzie; two brothers, Harold McKenzie of Lima, Ohio, and Raymond McKenzie of Ada, Ohio, and a sister in Ft. Pierce, Fla., Mrs. Faye Johnson. Services were held December 20 in the Free Will Baptist Church at Ival, with the Rev. James Harmon officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Wallen, Bobbie Branham, Neil Bailey, Ronnie Hall, Danny Hall, and James Goble. Paintsville Harold Wednesday December 34, 1970

   
MOLLETTE, Sarah (Spears)
1970
Sarah Jane Mollette, a82-year old Tomahawk resident, died in a local hospital on December 3 after suffering an extended illness. Services were held two days later in the Tomahawk Church of Christ, of which she was a member, by J. H. Short and Roy Hill. Interment followed in the Spears Cemetery at Tomahawk, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. She was born at Meally to the late Francis and Rachel Short Spears, and was married to the late, Jack Mollette. Survivors include six sons, Carl Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., Forest Mollette of Paintsville, James Mollette of Meally, Haskel Mollette of Meringo, OH, Jerry and Edgar Mollette, both of Mansfield, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Blevins of Tomahawk, Mrs. Amanda Potter of Thelma, and Mrs. Deloris Mills of Mansfield, OH. Also surviving are four brothers, Garfield, Sherdian and Francis Spears of Tomahawk, and Epp Spears from Butler, OH; 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday 9, December 1970

  
NELSON, John W.
1970
One of the oldest residents of West Van Lear, John Wesley Nelson, passed away at his home on December 6.  The 96-6ear old retired C&O Railroad employee and Free Will Baptist had suffered a brief illness. The son of the late Isaac and Susann Lynns Nelson, he was born in Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Harmon Nelson; four sons, Ernest Nelson of Louisa, Charlie Nelson from Beckley, W. Va., and John and Joe Nelson of West Van Lear, and a daughter from Portsmouth, Ohio, Mrs. Myrtle Stapleton. Don Fraley and Claude Preston held services December 9 in the First Free Will Baptist Church, and interment followed in the family cemetery at Paintsville.  The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY December 9, 1970

   
PENIX, Joe G
1970
Services were held December 9 for Joe Garland Penix, Jr., 27, who died December 6 after an automobile accident in Wabash, Ind. He was born in Johnson County to Joe and Swanee Mollette Penix and lived in Wabash at the time of his death. Survivors include six brothers and sisters, George Penix and Mardia Lee Penix of Wabash, Stevie Penix in Meally, Christine Johnson of Wabash, Nadene Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Eloise Penix of Meally. Nim Sturgill, Arthur Preece and Jim Preece conducted the funeral in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home arranged for burial in the Penix Cemetery at Boones Camp. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 09, 1970

   
PRESTON, Pauline (Salyers)
1922-1970
Services were held December 19 1970 in the Mouth of Rush Free Will Baptist Church for Pauline Preston, 48, who died three days earlier in her Wittensville home after a nine-month illness. C. C. Hall, Claude Preston and Millard VanHoose served as ministers, with Sammy Allen, Jerry Brown, David Witten, David VanHoose, Glenn Allen and David Stambaugh assisting as pallbearers. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Wittensville, with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was born in Hager Hill to Maudie Johnson, Salyers, Hannah and the late Hoadley Hannah. A former sales clerk and Free Will Baptist, she was married to James Heber Preston, who survives her. Other survivors include a son in Paintsville, Martin Preston; a daughter from Middlesboro, Paulette Rice; and four brothers and sisters, Mrs. Marie Witten of Cincinnati, Ohio; Edgell Salyer of Dayton, Ohio; Brooksie Salyer in Columbus, Ohio; and the Rev. John P. Salyer of Winchester. Three grandchildren and Mrs. Prestons stepfather also survive. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JAN.06 1971

   
PRESTON, Mary (Johnson)
1906-1970
Services were held Wednesday, December 21, 1970, for Mary Elizabeth Preston of Paintsville, who died December 28, 1970 in a local hospital after an extended illness. She was 63 at the time of her death. The daughter of Frank and Minnie McCloud Johnson, Mrs. Preston was born in November, 1906, in Johnson County.  She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Garland B. Preston, preceded her in death in 1966. Surviving sons and daughters include Kermit Preston of Flatwoods, Kenneth Preston of Paintsville, Mrs. Leonard Eisnaugle, Mrs. Carl C. Adams, Mrs. Richard Barker and Mrs. Kenneth DeBoard, all of Mansfield, Ohio, Miss Libby Preston of Lexington and Mrs. James Ramey,of Paintsville. A brother, Irvin Johnson, and a sister, Mrs. Proctor Hannah, live at Hager Hill.  Twenty grandchildren and five great- grandchildren also survive. C. J. Sparks and Everett Slone officiated at services in the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  
PRICE, Robert E.
1970
Robert Eddie Price, the 17 year-old son of Jack C. and JoAnn Daniel Price of Tutor Key, died Friday evening, December 4, after an automobile accident in Paintsville.  He was a senior at Johnson Central High School. He is survived by his parents and a brother, Vincent Vaughn Price of Tutor Key.  Services were held December 7 at 11 a.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Spillman. Interment was in the VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa, under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.  Ford Allen Sparks, Vernon Heinrich, Butch Conn, Jimmy Decker, James Stapleton, and Donnie Meadows acted as pallbearers. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Dec 9 1970

   
PUGH, Daniel W.
1970
A brief illness ended in death on December 5 for Daniel W. Pugh, 66, who passed away in a Lexington hospital.  The former Paintsville resident was employed as a service station attendant. Surviving are his wife, Marie Travis Pugh; a son in Hazard, Danny Pugh; two daughters, Charlene Pugh of Lexington and Mrs. Judy Hoagland from Fresno, Calif.; and two sisters in Pomona, Calif., Mrs. Manuel Robinson and Mrs. Geraldine Morgan. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Clarence and Mae Gibson Pugh. Services were held in the First Christian Church on December 8, with Jerry Ginnan officiating. Internment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, under the guidance of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DEC. 12, 1970

  
SALYER, Irvin
1970
Irvin Salyer, 78, died December 3 in his Adams home following an apparent heart attack. He was born in Kerz to the late Levi (Beeger) and Lydia McDowell Salyer and was a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church for 52 years. An experienced farmer, Salyer served as first president of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau and was a farmer supervisor in the federal soil conservation program. Funeral services were held December 6 in the Old Hood Church by Elder Tommy Baily and Jarrett Caudill. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery nearby, under the direction of the Young Funeral Home of Louisa. His grandsons served as pallbearers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Zelda Murray Salyer; five daughters, Mrs. Daniel Clancy and Mrs. Herbert Phillips of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Charles Glover of Addison, Pa., Mrs. Clyde Ball from Louisa, and Mrs. Joe Shinkle of Springfield, Ohio; four sons, Bertell Salyer and Willard Salyer of Jonstown, Ohio, Chad Salyer from Portagge, Ind., and Cornell Salyer from Adams. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. A.B. Murray of Route 4 in Louisa, and Mrs. Dortha Frazier of Sciotoville, Ohio; a brother in Adams, Minyard Salyer; 39 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 16, 1970

  
WARD, Jeff M.
1970
DIES DEC.11 In Florida  Jeff M. Ward, 75, died December 11 in Lee Memorial Hospital.  The retired government employee and former Johnson Countian had been ill for two years. He was the son of the late John C. and Amanda M. Ward.  Survivors include his wife, Alberta Killinger Ward; a daughter from Cocoa Beach, Fla., Lucy Tolson; one son, Robert Ward of silver Springs, Md.; two brothers, Felix Ward, of Williamsport and John C. Ward, Jr. of Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy VanHoose of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Plummer from Paintsville, and four grandchildren. Burial was in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 14. Paintsville Herald  Wednesday  December 23, 1970

  
WARD, Mary (Rowe)
1970
Mary Jane Ward, a 76-year-old former Paintsville resident, died December 8 in a local hospital after suffering a brief illness. Born in Magoffin County to the late Preston Rowe and Beth E. Howard, she was married to the now deceased Ballard Ward. Survivors include three sons, Clark Ward of Waverly, Ohio, and Claude and Lester Ward of Reed City, Mich.; six daughters, Gurtha Hamilton of Weahter Ford, Texas, Cinda Murray from Ripley, Ohio, Fannie Jones, Hattie Curtis and Prudie Brackett of Paintsville and Hester Nunley from Huntington, Ind., as well as a sister in Ashland, Mrs. Hattie Hunter. Services were held in the Vine street Enterprise Baptist Church on December 11, with Homer Evans and John F. Ratliff officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Paintsville.  The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday  December 16, 1970

   
WELCH, Nona (Conley)
1894-1970
Former Hager Hill resident Nona Welch, 76, died Saturday December 11 1970, at Lynchburg, Ohio, after a brief illness. Born in October, 1894, she was the daughter of German and Collista Conley.  She had been a resident of Lynchburg, for the past 20 years. Mrs. Welch is survived by her husband, John Hobert Welch of Collista; three sons, William R. Welch, of Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Francis M. Welch, of Midland, Ohio; and a daughter, Loretta Reynolds, of St. Paris, Ohio. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. J.H. Short officiated at services, Monday, December 14, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. NOTE: This cemetery is also known as "MUSIC-HAYDEN CEMETERY" PAINTSVILLE HERALD DEC.16 1970

   
WELLS, Billy Gerald
1970
Auto accidents resulted in two fatalities here this past week. Robert Eddie Price, 17, was killed near midnight last Friday when his auto apparently went out of control and struck a power pole in front of Mayo Vocational School, in Paintsville.  Billy Gerald Wells, 32, died in a wreck on Rt. 302 at Van Lear, that accident occuring shortly after midnight Thursday. The Price youth, son of Jack and Joann Daniel Price, of Tutor Key, was a senior at Johnson Central.  According to State Police, his car apparently veered out of control, struck another car and then hit the concrete power pole.  He was reported dead on arrival at Paintsville Hospital.  A Companion, Tommy Welch of River, also 17, was transferred to the UK Medical Center with severe head injuries. Mr. Wells apparently was pinned in his car after it left the road on Rt. 302, went over an embankment and struck a tree, passers-by, who apparently assumed the car was empty.  He was found dead, in the automobile.  Wells, a construction worker, was the son of Willie and Lottie Collins Wells, and was married to the former Nancy Williams.  The couple had two sons both at home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Wednesday Dec 9 1970

WELLS, Billy Gerald 1970 An automobile accident claimed the life of Billy Gerald Wells, 32, on December 4.  The Van Lear man was the son of Willie Lee and Lutie Collins Wells. Funeral services were held by J.H. Short in the Van Lear Church of Christ three days later.  Burial followed in the family cemetery at Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Immediate survivors include is wife, Nancy Williams Wells; two sons at home, Billie G. Wells II and Kevin Lee Wells; a brother in the U.S. Air Force, Darrell Wells, and a sister from Van Lear, Mrs. Jenene Wells. Paintsville Herald Wednesday December 9, 1970

  
WHITAKER, Mary Jane (Rowland)
1901-1970
Mrs. Mary Jane Whitaker, 69, of Meally, succumbed Thursday, December 31, 1970, at the Paintsville Hospital, after an extended illness. Born May 13, 1901, she was the daughter of the late A. S. and Trimble Ratliff Rowland, and was a member of the Hammond Free Will Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank W. Whitaker, died in 1956. Survivors include three daughters; Jeanetta Cisco of Meally; Janice Alexander of Grayson; and Colene Riffe of Catlettsburg. Five brothers and two sisters also survive. They include Dock and Fred Rowland of Whitehouse; Richard Rowland of Lowmansville; Willie Rowland  of East Point; and Proctor Rowland of Ashland; Cora Tackelt of Whitehouse and Ida Whitaker of East Point. Claude Preston officiated at services Sunday, January 3, at the-Hammond-Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed In the Rowland Family Cemetery at Whitehouse. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. PAINTSVILLE HERALD JAN.06 1971

  
WILLS, Bill M.
1970
Bill M. Wills, 50, a former resident of Johnson County died Wednesday, December 24, in a Dayton, Ohio hospital.  He was a resident of Dayton at the time of his death. Born here in January, 1919, he was the son of the late Jake and Margaret Curran Wills. Survivors include a son, Bill M. Wills, in the U.S. Navy, and a daughter, Patricia Ann Wills, in Dayton. A brother, Charles Wills and two sisters, Mary Preston and Anna Ruth Tootsey, live in Van Lear.  Other surviving brothers and sisters include Frank Wills of Lexington, Ralph Wills of Palantine, Illinois, and Nell Himes of Vanceburg. Edgar Hewlett officiated at services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home’s chapel on Saturday, December 27. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald Wednesday January 1, 1970

   
WOOD, Bertha (Williams)
1970
Bertha Mae Wood, 85, died on December 4 in a Morehead convalescent home.  She was born in Pennsylvania to the late George L. and Annabelle Hooven Williams.  Her husband, John R. Wood, preceded her in death.  Survivors include five sons, Guy Wood of Alexandria, Va., Clair Wood of Dayton, Ohio, Fred Wood of Hazard, George Wood of Louisville and the Rev. John Wood from Madison, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Rowland of Red Bush, Mrs. Blanche Compton of Louisville, Mrs. Edith Vincent from Ashland and Mrs. Mary Powell fo Morehead.  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Huff of Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. Blanche Baker from Louisa; 39 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.  Funeral services were held last Monday in the Stucky Funeral Home at Morehead, with the Rev. B. H. Kazee presiding. Burial followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at Morehead, with the Stucky Funeral Home in charge.  Mrs. Wood was a member of the First Baptist Chruch. PAINTSVILLE HERALD WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9 1970


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