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JANUARY 1972


BLAIR, Harlan  Jr.
1972
Harlan Blair, Jr., 54 of Denver died Friday, January 21 at his home after an extended illness. He was a miner. He was the son of the late Harlan and Rosa Lee Caudill Blair. Immediate survivors include his wife, Bethel Hitchcock Blair; six sons, Billie J. Blair of Jackson Center, OH, Jackie Allen Blair of Urbana, OH, Jimmie Edward Blair, Timothy Lee Blair, Jerry Dean Blair and Deward Deon Blair, all of Denver; six sisters, Bonnie Fay Herd of Genoa, OH, Jean Sharon Spears and Betsy Jane Auxier, both of Springfield, OH, Tena Sue Blair, Lisa Ann Blair, and Terese Lynn Blair, all of Denver, four brothers, Estill Blair of Carey, OH, Wallace Blair of Troy, OH, Eual Blair of Collista, and Otto Blair of Vanlue, OH, and four sisters, Ethel Weddington of Leander, Emily Conley of Pierceton, IN, Josephine Hitchcock of Hager Hill and Miriam Hammond, also of Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted by James Harris Blair and Lonza Reed at 11 a.m. Monday, January 24 at the Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Denver under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

   
BLANTON, Bonnie Sue
1972
Bonnie Sue Blanton, 26, of Louisville, died Tuesday, January 18 in the Jewish Hospital at Louisville following a brief illness. She was a secretary for the Boyd Moving and Storage Company. She was the daughter of Johnnie and Emogene VanHoose Blanton of Tutor Key. Immediate survivors include one brother, James Paul Blanton of Tutor Key, and two sisters, Mrs. Betty  Lou VanHoose of Catlettsburg and Jonna Jean Blanton of Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed, Everett Slone and C. J. Sparks at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972


   
BOGGS, Amanda
1972
Amanda Boggs, 88, of Blaine, died Wednesday, January 19, at an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the First Church of God. She was the daughter of the late James and Susan Boggs. Immediate survivors include one son, Raymond Boggs of Blaine, and one sister, Mrs. Mona Davis of Mt. Airy, NC. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Moses Kitchen at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 22 at the First Church of God at Martha. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Blaine under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

   
BURKE, Walter W.
1972
Walter W. Burke, 76, of Thealka, died Monday, January 17 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired carpenter and was affiliated with the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late William and Arminta George Burke. Immediate survivors include his wife, Vivian Welch Burke, one son, Elmer G. Burke of Seattle, WA, two daughters, Mary K. Coleman of Dayton, OH and Francis E. Thacker of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19 at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church by Don Fraley, Ellis Hamilton and C. C. Hall. Burial followed in the Welch Cemetery at Concord under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 19, 1972

   
CASTLE, Alva
1972
Alva (Buck Crider) Castle, 58, of Thealka died Monday, January 31, in the Paintsville Hospital following a one week illness. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late I. S. and Ida McKenzie Castle. Immediate survivors include his wife, Dorothy Castle, two sons, William Gene Castle, and Albert Lee (Robert) Castle, both of Thealka, one daughter, Sandra Charles of Thealka, one half brother, James Crider of Staffordsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Onedia Castle of Thealka, and Mrs. Onna McKenzie of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. Bruce Daniel at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 3 at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery at Ulysses under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

   
CAUDILL, Matthew
1972
Matthew Caudill, 83, of Thelma died Sunday, December 31 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and railroad employee and was affiliated with the United Baptist church. He was the son of the late Ben and Cynthia Ward Caudill. Immediate survivors include his wife, Rena VanHoose Caudill, two sons, Mitchell Caudill of Thelma and Pierce Caudill of NC, four daughters, Elsie Castle of Sandusky, OH, Mauda Davis of Marion, OH, Josie Austin of Paintsville, and Ada Donaldson of Thelma, and two sisters, Goldie Holbrook of Thelma, and Phoebe Preston of Jeffersonville. Funeral services were conducted by Buell Ferguson and Nim Sturgill on Tuesday, January 2 at 11 a.m. at the home at Thelma. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1973

   
COLVIN, Roy
1972
Roy Colvin, 73, of Van Lear, died at his home, Wednesday, January 5. He was a miner and affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. Immediate survivors include his wife, Irene Conley Colvin, two sons, Danny Colvin and Jimmy Colvin, both of Paintsville, and four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Tucker of Paintsville, Mrs. Sue Spradlin of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Betty McFaddin of Paintsville and Mrs. Bonnie Davis of Ashland. Also surviving were one half sister, Nannie VanHoose of Alger, OH and one half-brother, Solen Conley of Florida. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 8 by C. C. Hall and Scott Castle at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

   
CONLEY, Floyd
1972
Floyd Conley, 79, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, January 13 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired merchant and farmer. He was the son of the late I. W. and Mahala Meade Conley. Immediate survivors include his wife, Sally Blanton Conley, one brother, Walter Conley of Oil Springs, and two sisters, Miss Susan Conley of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Myrtie Vencil of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Charles Stapleton at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, January 16. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 19 1972


  
DILLS, John B.
1972
John B. Dills, 82, of Nippa, died January 5 in the Paintsville Hospital following a one week illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late Emmit and Zina Preston Dills. Immediate survivors include his wife, Junetta Castle Dills, one daughter, Mrs. J. P. Hill of West Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 8 by Revs. Millard VanHoose and Claude Preston at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

  
FRANKLIN, Bertha (Goble)
1972
Bertha Franklin, 76, of West Van Lear died Friday, January 21 in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late C. C. Goble and Helen Baldridge Goble. Immediate survivors include her husband, Galyan Franklin, one daughter, Mary Stapleton of West Van Lear, three sisters, Minnie Hurt of West Van Lear, Mary Belle Music of East Point, and Alice Music of Red Bush, and three brothers, Calhoun Goble, Ben Goble, and Tom Goble, all of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 23 at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

   
HAMILTON, Ben L.
1972
Ben L. Hamilton of New Boston, OH died Thursday, January 27 of an apparent heart attack. He was the son of the late Haden F. Hamilton and Nancy Emily Green Hamilton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Lillian E. Hamilton, one sister, Mary Jane Chandler of Paintsville, four brothers, Henry Hamilton of Ashland, Charles O. Hamilton of Red Bush, and Lloyd and Hargis Hamilton, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at the Pennington Funeral Home at New Boston by Rev. Jerry W. Reid and Rev. Harold C. Dicks at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 30. Burial followed in Floral Hills Memory Gardens under direction of the Pennington Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

   
HANEY, Maggie
1972
Maggie Haney, 59, of Paintsville died Tuesday, January 18 in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Loudine Gullett Haney. Immediate survivors include one brother, Bill Haney of Flint, MI, and three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Ward of Waverly, OH, Mrs. Ina Risner of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Loona Webb of Dakota, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Janaury 21 by Willis Tackett in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the town cemetery in Paintsville under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

  
HORN, Lizzie (Sublett)
1972
Lizzie Horn, 87, of Jenny’s Creek, died Monday, January 3 in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Allen Thomas and Rhuemia VanHoose Sublett. Immediate survivors include one son, Clifton Horn of Paintsville, three sisters, Mae Ward of Paintsville, Mrs. Ralph Williams and Mrs. Ransom Daniels, also of Paintsville, and three brothers,  Brooksie Sublett of Paintsville, Monroe Sublett of Akron, OH, and Frank Sublett of Coal Grove, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5 by Bill Campbell and Fred Hawkins in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Jenny’s Creek under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1972

  
JAYNE, Frank
1972
Frank Jayne, 60, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, January 6 at his home following a brief illness.  He was a self-employed pottery dealer.  He was the son of the late Johnnie and Cora Blanton Jayne.  Immediate survivors include his wife, Georgia Litteral Jayne, three sons, Bill Jayne of Portsmouth, OH, Kenneth Jayne and Geral Jayne, both of Dayton, OH, three daughters, Sandra Sparks of Columbus, OH, Carolyn Lyons of Marion, OH, and Marilyn Castle of Dayton, OH, and three sisters, Mrs. Pearlie Blevins, of Paintsville, Mrs. Lillie Blanton, of Jackson, OH and Mrs. Angeline Caudill of Cable, OH.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 9 at the Big Mud Lick Church of God by Woodrow Risby and C. C. Hall.  Burial followed in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

  
JOHNSON, Louella (Egbert)
1972
Louella Egbert Johnson, 84, of Turner Branch, died Monday, December 25, at her home following a short illness. She was a housewife and was affiliated with the First Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Egbert. Immediate survivors include her husband, Alfred Johnson, one son, Carlton E. Johnson, of Columbus, OH, one daughter, Virginia Vaughn of Norfolk, VA, one brother, John G. Egbert of Ohio, and one sister, Mrs. Dora Johnson of Frankfort. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. H. Burton at the First Methodist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Denver under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1973

    
JONES, Nadine
1972
Nadine Jones, aged three days, died Thursday, January 27 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of David and Geraldine Bashers Jones of Sitka. Immediate survivors include three brothers, Jimmy Lee Jones, Franklin Dean Jones, and Billy Ray Jones, all at home; three sisters, Janet Sue Jones, Tammy Lynn Jones, and Mary Ann Jones, all at home. Graveside rites were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 29 at Sitka with Rev. Daniels officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Sitka under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

   
KESTNER, Ashley Edward
1972
Ashley Edward Kestner, 2, of West Van Lear died Saturday, December 20 in Lexington following an extended illness. He was the son of Ashley and Norma Jo Blevins Kestner. Also surviving is one sister, Regina Lynn, at home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Davis on Tuesday, January 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1973

   
LEMASTER, Dula
1972
Dula Lemaster, 69, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, January 20 at her home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Tobe and Spicy Tackett McKenzie. Immediate survivors include her husband, Floyd Lemaster, five sons, Charles Lemaster, of Brookville, FL, Clarence Lemaster of Smyrna, TN, Paul Lemaster of Springfield, OH, Robert Lemaster of North Lewisburg, OH, and Eugene Lemaster of Staffordsville; two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Blair and Mrs. Juanita Blanton, of Staffordsville; four sisters, Mrs. Suna Conley of Staffordsville, Mrs. Mary Jayne and Mrs. Alka Murray both of Paintsville, Mrs. Donnie Salyer of Kerz, and two brothers, Curtis McKenzie and Francis McKenzie, both of Kerz. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Woodrow Frisby, Rev. Bruce Daniel, and Rev. Alfred Frzier, Jr.  at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 23 at the First Church of God at Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Freewill Baptist Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

  
LEMASTER, Lennie (Spradlin)
1972
Lennie Lemaster, 75, of Manila died Monday, January 31 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Andy and Ellen Cantrell Spradlin. Immediate survivors include three sons, Leon Lemaster of Marysville, OH, Harold Lemaster of Manila, and Wendell Lemaster of Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Opal McKenzie of Staffordsville, and Mrs. Garnet Blanton of Columbus, OH; and one sister, Mrs. Alta Salyer of Dayton, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3  at the Fishtrap United Baptist church at Manila by Lonza Reed and Arnold Reed. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Manila under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

   
LEMASTER, Zora (Fitch)
1972
Zora Fitch Lemaster, 81, of Ashland died Tuesday, January 18 in Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Old Hood United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mandy Slone Fitch. Immediate survivors include five sons, Forest Lemaster of Jackson, OH, Charles J. Lemaster of Stockdale, OH, Brice Lemaster of Delbarton, WV, Hobert Lemaster of Ashland, and Marshall Lemaster , also of Ashland; four daughters, Mrs. Luda Preston of Paintsville, Mrs. Gladys Bayes of South Charleston, OH, Mrs. Alkie Blevins of Charley and Mrs. Erlene Clay of Grayson, six brothers, Dennie Fitch of Wilbur, Loyd Fitch of Portsmouth, OH, Selsie Fitch of Ashland, Samson Fitch of Kerz, Homer Fitch of Hager Hill and Buell Fitch of Springfield, OH; and three sisters, Miss Neva Fitch of Kerz, Mrs. Eula Burchett of Kerz, and Mrs. Vernie Daniel of McDowell. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20 by Edward Salyers, Jessie Edgar Caudill, and Jarrett Caudill at the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Wilbur under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972


   
MARSHALL, George Henry
1972
George Henry Marshall, 82, of East Point died Friday, January 7 in the Paintsville Hospital following a two week illness. He was the son of the late Henry and Rebecca Cantrell Marshall. Immediate survivors include his wife, Marth Tackett Marshall, one son, Shellman Marshall of Warsaw, IN, three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Bayes of Warsaw, IN, and Mrs. Darkcus Freeman and Mrs. Della Mae Tackett, both of East Point, three brothers, Luther Marshall and Turner Marshall, both of Warsaw, IN, and Tom Marshall of McGuffy, OH, and one sister, Mrs. Doshie Spencer of East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 10 at the Lick Fork United Baptist church by Paris Music, Lemuel Williams, and John Pelphrey. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 19, 1972

  
MCKENZIE, Louesina (Estep)
1972
Louesina McKenzie, 88, of Fuget, died Monday, January 31 in the Paintsville Hospital, January 31 following a short illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. Immediate survivors include four sons, Ova McKenzie of Martha, Charlie McKenzie of Columbus, OH, Willie McKenzie of Elna, and Dolphia McKenzie of Fuget, one daughter, Mrs. Estill Wheeler of Waverly, OH, and one brother, Oscar Estep of Fuget. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed and Melvin Wright at 10 a.m. Wednesday February 2 at the Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna. Burial followed in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

   
MURPHY, Emma (Wilson)
1972
Emma Wilson, 88, of Offutt, died Thursday, January 13 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Murphy. Immediate survivors include three sons, Cecil Wilson of Staffordsville, Thomas Wilson of Boons Camp, and Henry Wilson of Detroit, MI, four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Price of Freeburn, Mrs. Ethel Ward of River, Mrs. Easther Hensley of Springfield, OH and Miss Imogene Wilson of Offutt, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Mollett of Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 16 at her home by Rev. Claude Preston. Burial was in the River Cemetery under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January, 17, 1972

  
NORTHROP, Maxine (Ford)
1972
Maxine Northrop, 50, of Maytown died Monday, January 31 in a Lexington hospital following a short illness. She was the daughter of Norma Preston Ford and the late Willie Ford. Immediate survivors include her husband, William Northrop, two daughters, Mrs. Tamayra Hensley and Miss Nancy Karen Northrop, both of Langley, two sisters, Mrs. Richard Childers, and Mrs. Charles Burkett, both of Warsaw, IN and two brothers, Bobby Ford and Jackie Ford, both of Auxier. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 2 at the Maytown United Methodist Church by Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. John Huffman. Burial followed in the Ford Family Cemetery at Auxier under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

   
PACK, Evelyn (Selvage)
1972
Evelyn Tinecy Pack, 51, of Paintsville died Wednesday, January 19, in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church and was employed by the G. C. Murphy Company in Paintsville. She was the daughter of Cal and Audrey Fyffe Selvage. Immediate survivors include her husband, Russell Pack, two sons, Tony Pack, and Mike Pack, both of Van Lear, and three sisters, Mrs. Neva Jean Barker of Taylor, MI, Mrs. Juanita Hunter of Jacksonville, FL and Mrs. Betty Moore of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by Rev. James Lyons and Charles Banks at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

   
PARSON, Pierce
1972
Pierce Parson, 49, of Whitehouse died Monday, December 25 at St. Mary’s Hospital following a six month illness. He was a mill worker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of Coger and Mary Wicher Parson. Immediate survivors include his wife, Pauline VanHoose Parson, two sons, Duran Parson at home, and William Pierce Parson, also at home, one daughter, Pamela Susan Parson, at home, two brothers, Ora Parson of Meally and Calvin Parson of Xenia, OH, and five sisters, Mrs. Alice Spriggs of Charleston, SC, Mrs. Belle Ratliff of Whitehouse, Miss Vickie Parson of Whitehouse, Mrs. Catherine Stallings of Charleston, SC, and Imogene Hime of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short and Bennie Blankenship on Thursday, December 28 at 1 p.m. in the Hammond Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Parson Cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 3, 1973

   
PENIX, Zelpha (Mills)
1972
Zelpha Penix, 74, of Davisport, died Friday, January 7 in the Louisa General Hospital following a two week illness. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Malissa Ward Mills. Immediate survivors include her husband, Richard A. Penix, two daughters, Ruth Penix of Davisport and Mrs. Edgar Wells, also of Davisport, and one brother, Bascom Mills of Davisport. Funeral services were conducted at her home at 2 p.m. Sunday by Nim Sturgill and Earl Muncy. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Davisport under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville, Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972


  
PRESTON, Maxie (Sherman)
1972
Maxie Sherman Preston, 81, of River died Sunday, January 30 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Henry Roscoe and Loucinda Orsborn Sherman. Immediate survivors include one son, Raymond Preston, of Henderson, three daughters, Loretta Thompson of River, Imogene Boggs of Virginia Beach, VA and Billie Gemberling of Cincinnati, OH; one brothers, Doke Sherman of Paintsville, and one sisters Matilda  Begley of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted by Earl Muncy, Cullie Sparks, and Glen Arrowood at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 2 at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

    
ROBINSON, Minttie (Goble)
1972
Minttie Goble Robinson, 93, of West Van Lear, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gayle Perkins, Tuesday, January 4 after an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Comadore and Lucinda Baldridge Goble. Immediate survivors include two son, Jim Robinson of Hellier and Tommie Robinson of Elwood, IN; six daughters, Mrs. Manchie Goble of West Van Lear, Mrs. Ollie Robinson, Mrs. Manda Perkins, Mrs. Amma Titlow, and Mrs. Elizabeth Akers, all of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Okey Knotts of Elwood, IN, and one brother, Buck Goble of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 7 by Cecil Sherman at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

   
SAUCIER, Mrs. E. E.
1972
Mrs. E. E. (Leana) Saucier of El Paso, TX died Sunday, January 16. She was the daughter of the late George M. and Lydia Johnson. Immediate survivors include her husband, E. E. Saucier, two sons, Rev. George Saucier and Rev. David Saucier, both of Fairgrove, MI, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Castle of Paintsville and Mrs. W. H. Young of Pamona, CA, and one brother Alfred Johnson of Paintsville, Interment was in the National Cemetery at Fort Bliss, TX. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972

   
SELVAGE, Audrey (Williams)
1972
Audrey Selvage, 75, of Van Lear died Wednesday, January 26 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late L. P. and Josephine Williams. Immediate survivors include her husband, Cal Selvage, three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hunter of Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. Reva Jean Barker of Taylor, MI, and Mrs. Betty Moore of Van Lear, and one sister, Bertha Jarvis of Athens, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Charles Banks and Lowell Pelphrey at 2 p.m. Friday January 28 in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

   
SPEARS, Windolyn
1972
Windolyn Machele Spears, an infant, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, January 11 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of William and Patricia Collins Spears of Thelma. Immediate survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Epp Spears of Butler, OH, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Collins, Jr., of Nippa, the maternal great grandparent, Mr. Marion Collins, Sr., of Boons Camp and the paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Sadler of Nippa. Also surviving is one sister, Gindolyn Renee Spears and one brother, William Michael Spears, both of Thelma. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 13 at the home of Marion Collins, Sr. by Elzie Banks. Burial followed in the Sadler Cemetery at Nippa under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 19 1972

   
SPRADLIN, Sarah (Blair)
1972
Sarah Spradlin, 74, of Paintsville, died January 10 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Britton F. and Lucinda Conley Blair. Immediate survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dallas Jackson, and Miss Effie Spradlin, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Hammie May and James H. Blair at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 13 at the Beech Wall Church. Burial followed in the Blair Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

   
STAMBAUGH, Salina Kay
1972
Salina Kay Stambaugh, an infant, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, January 9 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Berlin and Patricia Gail Maynard Stambaugh of Sitka. Immediate survivors include her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Stambaugh of Sitka., maternal grandfather Fred Maynard of California and  maternal grandmother, Mrs. Henry Alred of Paintsville. Paternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Maynard of Hager Hill, and the maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goble of West Van Lear. Graveside rites will be conducted by Elmer Kelsoe at the McKenzie Cemetery at Sitka. Burial will be in the McKenzie Cemetery under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 19, 1972

   
SUBLETT, Alvin B.
1972
Alvin B. Sublett, 69, of Paintsville died at his home as the result of a fire that destroyed his dwelling. He was a Paintsville city employee. He was the son of the late Jay and Lode Webb Sublett. Immediate survivors include one sister, Mrs. Fannie Allen of Martin. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 17 by Rev. Scott Castle in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Sublett Cemetery on Mill Branch Road under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 19, 1972


   
WARD, Irvin
1972
Irvin Ward, 66, of Lowmansville died Monday, January 31 in the Paintsville Hospital following a ten day illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Simon and Mary Bowens Ward. Immediate survivors include his wife, Arvelva Skaggs Ward, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Combs of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Dorothy Butler of Oakland, MD, and two sisters, Margie Sparks of Whitehouse and Edith Walters of Jowel Ridge, VA. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniel, Rev. Virgil Daniel, and Rev. M. T. Womack, Jr., at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3 at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church at Lowmansville. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

     
WHEELER, William Perishing
1972
William Perishing Wheeler, 52, of Minford, OH, died in the Huntington, WV Veteran’s Hospital, Monday, January 17 after an extended illness. He was the son of the late B. C. Wheeler of Lucasville, OH, formerly of this area. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Wheeler, one son, William David Wheeler, at home, and one daughter, Lori Wheeler, also at home. Also surviving is his mother, Mrs. Alice Wheeler, and one sister, Louise Wheeler, and one brother, Lehman Wheeler, all of Lucasville, OH. Also surviving is a brother, Clyde Wheeler of McDermott, OH. Funeral services were conducted at the Ervin and Dodson Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday, January 21. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lucasville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 26, 1972


   
WHITE, Hannah (Gump)
1972
Hannah White, 82, of Volga, WV, died Monday, January 31 at the St. Joseph Hospital at Buckhannon, WV following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Jane McGlumpy Gump. Immediate survivors include one son, Orville White of Houston, TX, and one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Patton Arms of Volga, WV. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Milam at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 3 in the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 2, 1972

       
WITTEN, Rhonda (Johnson)
1972
Rhonda Whitten, 97, of Lowmansville, died January 9 in the Paintsville Hospital following a six month illness. She was the daughter of the late Thoney and Cora Johnson. Immediate survivors include her husband, Herschell Whitten, one son Robert Whitten of Lowmansville, and one brother, Everett Johnson of San Antonio, TX. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 12 by Rev. Bruce Daniel at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Castle Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1972

   
WOODS, Hancel Lee
1972
Woods Hancel Lee Woods, 56, of Cleveland, OH, died Sunday, December 31 in St. Vincents Hospital in Cleveland following an illness of one month. He was the son of the late B. F. Woods and Mary Collier Woods. Immediate survivors include one sister, Mrs. Norman Burke of Lexington, and a niece, Mary Grace Mills of Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston on Wednesday, January 3 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1973



     
 

FEBRUARY 1972

  
 
ALLEN, Lincoln Patrick
1972-1972
Lincoln Patrick Allen, an infant, died Wednesday, February 16 in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of Woodrow and Wanda Castle Allen of Paintsville, and the maternal grandmother is Mrs. Pearl Castle of Paintsville. Also surviving is one brother, Joseph Sherman Allen. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville, Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
BLAIR, John B.
1972
John B. Blair, 87, of Barnetts Creek died Wednesday, February 2 at his home at Barnetts Creek following a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Green and Merinda Lemaster Blair. Immediate survivors include his wife, Rosa Colvin Blair, six sons, Curtis Blair of Barnetts Creek, Bayless Blair of Jackson, OH, Wayne Blair of Barnetts Creek, Granville Blair of Wheelersburg, OH, Paul Blair of Dola, OH, and Grady Blair of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Webb of Barnetts Creek and Maxie Lemaster of Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed, Flem Arrowood, and James H. Blair at 11 a.m. Sunday, February 6 at the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs. Burial followed in the Rice Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

   
BUTLER, Claudia
1972
Claudia Butler, 66, of Paintsville, died Monday, February 7 in the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington following an illness of several weeks. She was a retired teacher, a teacher for many years in the Primary Department of the First Baptist Church and a lifelong teacher in the Paintsville Elementary School until her retirement in 1971. She was also affiliated with the D.A.R. and the Johnson County Republican Women’s Club. Immediate survivors include one brother, Virgil Butler of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 10 by Rev. Charles Milan and Rev. Lowell Rice at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972


   
COLLINS, Wiley
1972
Wiley Collins, 75, of Van Lear, died Monday, February 7 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital at Russell following an extended illness. He was a retired miner. He was the son of the late Garland and Frances Blanton Collins. Immediate survivors include his wife, Maudie McFaddin Collins, two sons, Clyde Archie Collins of Franklin, OH, Curtis Collins of Dayton, OH, four daughters, Ruth Harper of Davidson, MI, Sue Byrd of Swartz Creek, MI, Joyce Short of Russell, and Eddie Dills of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 10 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Claude Preston. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park under direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972

   
FERGUSON, Beulah (Litteral)
1972
Beulah Ferguson, 63, of Red Bush died Wednesday, February 2 in the St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. She was affiliated with the Pollard Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Julia Litteral and the late John Litteral. Immediate survivors include her husband, W. H. Ferguson; one brother, John T. Litteral of Ashland, and three sisters, Mrs. Arnold Reffitt, Mrs. Charles Hackworth, and Mrs. John Reffitt, all of Ashland, Funeral services were conducted by Scott Castle, Willard Bailey, and O. I. Williams at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 5 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Kirby Flats Cemetery at Ashland under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

   
FLETCHER, Rosa Lee (Spradlin)
1972
Rosa Lee Fletcher, 81, of Swamp Branch died Thursday, February 24 in the Jenny Wiley Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late James T. and Phoebie Blair Spradlin. Funeral services were conducted by James H. Blair at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26 in the Beechwall United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Leander under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
FREEMAN, Watt
1972
Watt Freeman, 86, of East Point died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 29 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired miner. He was the son of the late William and Matilda Davis Freeman. Immediate survivors include his wife, Pearl Watson Freeman. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Auxier Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

   
GIBSON,  Lizzie (Caudill)
1972
Lizzie Gibson, 68, of Riceville, died Thursday, February 3 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Rena Patrick Caudill. Immediate survivors include two sons, Manuel Gibson of Riceville and Lee Gibson, also of Riceville, three daughters, Gladie Hudnall of Riceville, Ethel Decker of Radford, VA and Velva Jackson of Riceville; two step daughters, Tressie Ivey of Oak Hill, WV and Verna Skaggs of Fayetteville, WV and three brothers, Tommy Caudill of Lima, OH, Lonzo Caudill of Lima, OH and Lloyd Caudill of Allen. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Scott Castle at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 6 at the Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Riceville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

   
GREEN, Minuard
1972
Minuard Green, 72, of Blaine died Saturday, February 19 in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland following a ten day illness. He was a retired farmer and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late George and Mary Ramey Green. Immediate survivors include his wife, Clara Barker Green, four sons, Oakley Green, of Red Bush, Chester Green of Lowmansville, Arthur Green of Amherst, OH and Douglas Green of Indianapolis, IN, six daughters, Mrs. Nola Afentakin of Long Island, NY, Mrs. Ola Kustrounis of Ambridge, PA, Mrs. Mary Reese of Salem, NJ, Mrs. Dollie Schmidt of Morton, IL, Mrs. Oral Woods of Indianapolis, IN, and Mrs. Nora Blair of Barnetts Creek, four brothers, Jessie Green of Paintsville, Sam Green of Nippa, Frank Green of New Holland, OH, and Lawrence Green of OH and three sisters, Pherbe Jane Castle, Zora Sparks of Lowmansville, and Mrs. Melissa Sparks of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were conducted bat 11 a.m. Monday, February 21 by Florida Lyons, Jarrett Cordle, and Johnny King at the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Green Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
GRIM, Mary (Wheeler)
1972
Mrs. Mary Felcie Grim, 74, of Kenova, WV, formerly of Johnson County, died Thursday, February 17 at the residence of her son, Harold Grim of Kenova. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Shanklin and Elizabeth Murray Wheeler. Surviving in addition to her son, are her husband, William Wortha Grim, four sisters, Mrs. Norsie Anderson of Point Pleasant, WV, Mrs. Flossie Weese of Catlettsburg,  Mrs. Geneva Arrington of Blaine, and Mrs. Clista Harrison of Winifred; three brothers, Cecil Wheeler of Walbridge, OH, Michael Wheeler of Mesa, AZ, and Roy Wheeler of Winifred; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19 at the Old Hood Fork United Baptist church by Everett Sloan, O. I. Williams and Garrett Caudill. Burial followed in the Old Hood Cemetery near Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 23, 1972

   
HAGER, Chauncey
1972
Chauncey Hager, 84, of East Point, died Tuesday, February 15 in the Crest Haven Nursing Home in Paintsville following an extended illness. He was a retired carpenter. Immediate survivors include two brothers, Harry Hager and Charlie Hager, both of East Point. Funeral services were conducted by Mose Kitchen at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hager Family Cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972


   
HOLBROOK, Campbell S.
1972
Campbell, S. Holbrook, 90, of Paris, died Sunday, February 6 in the Bourbon County Hospital. He was a school teacher for 45 years, former principal of Center High School, and a former member of the Bourbon County School Board. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church and served as a deacon, teacher of adult classes, and a former treasurer of the church. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Flannery Holbrook of Russell Cave Road, one son, Charles William Holbrook of Winchester, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Jack Welsh of Lexington, four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Shuff of Lexington, Mrs. Ollie Fyffe of Red Bush, Mrs. Hatler Johnson of Paintsville, and Mrs. Earl Auxier of LaFollette, TN, and one brother, John Hayden Holbrook of Red Bush. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8 in the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972


   
KNIGHT, Paul Kline
1972
Paul Kline Knight, 62, of Bradford, PA, died in a Bradford Hospital, Sunday, February 13 following an extended illness. He was employed by the oil company and lived in Paintsville from 1954 to 1963 before being transferred. Immediate survivors include his wife, Genevieve Dieter Knight, two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Danzer of Prairie Village, KS, Mrs. Nancy Lyon of Danville and one son, Stanley Paul Knight of Arlington Heights, IL and four grandsons. Stanley and Nancy are graduates of Paintsville High School. Nancy is married to Joe A. Lyon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tivis J. Lyon of Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
LEMASTER, Rena Faye (Montgomery)
1972
Rena Faye Lemaster, 26, of Paintsville, died Friday, February 4 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of Henry and Opal VanHoose Montgomery. Immediate survivors include her husband, Joe Lemaster, two sons, Mark Lemaster and Luke Lemaster, both at home, and three daughters, Josephine Lemaster, Dennie Marie Lemaster, and Donnie Jean Lemaster, four brothers, James Montgomery, Bert Montgomery, Wade Montgomery and Ike Montgomery, all of Paintsville, and four sisters, Barbara Ann Cantrell, Almeda Horne, Margie Montgomery and Ruth Montgomery, all of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, February 7 at the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist church at Staffordsville by John Frank Ratliff, Charles Stapleton and W. A. Caudill. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Davis Branch under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972

   
MAIN, Mary (Bowen)
1972
Mary Bowen Main,73, of Cincinnati, OH, died Thursday, February 24 at the Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a member of the V. F. W. lady’s auxiliary. She was the daughter of the late John E. and Laura Penix Ward. Immediate survivors include her husband, Maurice Main, one step-daughter, Patricia Ann McGoron, and three brothers, Allen Collins of Williamson, WV, Elias Collins of Delbarton, WV and Jimmy Bowen of Williamsport. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 28 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home by Jimmie Davis. Burial was in the old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
MCKENZIE, Trigg
1972
Trigg McKenzie, 74, of Red Bush died Friday, February 11 in the Prestonsburg General Hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired construction worker and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late William and Katherine Estep McKenzie. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ruby Baldwin McKenzie, two sons, Maxell McKenzie of Morrilton, Arkansas, and Raymond McKenzie of Elna, four daughters, Mrs. Alline Rutledge of Hampton, VA, Mrs. Pauline Blair of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Evelyn Blevins of College Park, MD, and Mrs. Rena Wyatt of New Carrollton, MD, two brothers, Colbert McKenzie of London, OH and Tolbert McKenzie of Elna, four sisters, Mrs. Allie Fairchild of Low Gap, Mrs. Martha Estep of Fuget, Mrs. Maggie Burchett of Elna, and Mrs. Elsie Burchett of Elna. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey at 11 a.m. Monday, February 14 at the Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna. Burial followed in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972


   
MEDDINGS, Lawrence
1972
Lawrence (Jinks) Meddings, 77, of North Manchester, IN died Saturday, February 26 in North Manchester. He was a retired coal miner. He was the son of the late Patrick Henry and Mollie Nelson Meddings. Immediate survivors include his wife, Minnie McCarty Meddings, one son, Wayne Meddings, of McHenry, IL, two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Meade of North Manchester, IN, and Mrs. Virginia Doherty of McHenry, IL, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Pack of Paintsville, Funeral services were conducted by Mose Kitchen at Van Lear Freewill Baptist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 29. Burial followed in the Pack Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

  
PACK, Bobby Ray
1972
Bobby Ray Pack, 33, of Cleveland, OH, died Saturday, February 5 at the U. K. Medical Center following an extended illness. He was employed at the Rand Corporation. He was the son of Harkless and Minnie Castle Pack. He is survived by his wife, Bertie Mae Adams Pack. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley, Rev. Ervin Castle, and Rev. Kermit Preston at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the Pack Family Cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 16, 1972

    
SPRADLIN, Alice Marie )Waddle)
1972
Alice Marie Spradlin, 76, of Whitehouse died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, February 14 en route to the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of one month. She was affiliated with the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late James and Matelda Spradlin Waddle. Immediate survivors include four sons, Herbert Spradlin of Wabash, IN, Russell Spradlin of Prospect, OH, Frank Spradlin of Mt. Gilead, OH, and Henry Spradlin of London, OH, two daughters, Dorothy Sizemore of Tomahawk, and Mrs. Dixie Smith of Williamsport, and one sister, Mrs. Fonnie Short of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Walter Dutton at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17 at the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the Spradlin Cemetery at Tomahawk under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
SPRADLIN, Wayne
1972
Wayne Spradlin, 70, of Hager Hill died Saturday, February 26 at his home. He was a retired miner and farmer and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late George B. and Charity Adams Spradlin. Immediate survivors include his wife, Veva Rice Spradlin, seven sons, Raleigh Spradlin of Hager Hill, Irvin Spradlin of Paintsville, and Albert, Earl, Georgia, Clemens and Walter Spradlin of Denver. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 29 by Richard Williams and Scott Castle at the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
STAMBAUGH, Morgan
1972
Morgan Stambaugh, 89, of Stambaugh died Wednesday, February 23 in Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland following an extended illness. He was a retired clerk and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was also a former Deputy County Court Clerk. He was the son of the late Troy and Mary Witten Stambaugh. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mildred Castle Stambaugh, one son, Broaddus Stambaugh of Stambaugh, two brothers, C. H. Stambaugh, of West Van Lear and J. C. Stambaugh of Jenkins, and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Akers of Lima, OH, and Mrs. Minnie Burchett of Jenkins. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman and Bill Ford at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Stambaugh Family Cemetery at Stambaugh under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

   
WARD, Lorinza L.
1972
Lorinza L. (Bud) Ward, 32, of Paintsville died Sunday, February 20 in the Veteran’s Hospital in Huntington, WV following a three month illness. He was affiliated with the First Baptist church. He had served six years in the United States Army and four years in the United States Navy, and he was a former policeman, substitute teacher at Paintsville High School, and an honor graduate of Prestonsburg Community College. He was the son of Bennie f. and Louellon Reed Ward. Immediate survivors include two brothers, Cecil Prater, Jr., of Geneva, NY and Jack Ward of Columbus, OH, and four sisters, Marie Conley of Paintsville, Betty Garten of Paintsville, Anna Tackett of Cincinnati, OH and Cathy Ward of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Milam at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 23 at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 1, 1972

  
WILLIAMS, Alka (Reed)
1972
Alka Williams, 76, of Ashland, died Wednesday, February 2 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Louise Wheeler Reed. Immediate survivors include four sons, Langley Williams of Oil Springs, Ashley Williams of Miamisburg, OH, Kendrick Williams of Oil Springs, and James Williams, Jr., of Dayton, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Imogene Brown of Ashland and Mrs. Ruth Pendleton of Ashland, one brother, Arthur Reed of Swamp Branch, and two sisters Mrs. Eulah Johnson of Harrodsburg and Mrs. Mae Williams of Win. Funeral services were conducted by Everett Slone, Lonza Reed, and Arnold Reed at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 5 in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Manila. Burial followed in the Williams Cemetery at Win under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972

    
WILLIAMS, Clyde Cecil
1972
Clyde Cecil Williams, 65, of Barnetts Creek, died Tuesday, February 1 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. in Ashland. He was a farmer, and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Alex and Elizabeth Davis Williams. Immediate survivors include two sons, George B. Williams of Chesepeake, OH and Cecil M. Williams of Dallas, TX, three brothers, Arnold Williams of Huntington, WV, Martin Williams, of Kenova, WV, and Bob Williams of Ashland, two sisters, Mrs. Molly Prichard of Ashland and Mrs. Jannie Preston of Manila. Funeral services were conducted by Arnold Reed, Lonza Reed, and J. T. Bailey at 11 a.m. Friday, February 4 in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Manila. Burial followed in the Ealey Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 9, 1972



   
MARCH 1972


    
AUXIER, Edith (Webb)
1883-1972
Services were held Monday, March 6, for Edith Webb Auxier, 88, of East Point, who succumbed Friday, March 3 after an extended illness. Her husband, James S. Auxier, died March 31, 1953. She was the daughter of the late Jake and Adeline Honeycutt Webb, and was born in Johnson County in September 1883. Mrs. Auxier was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, James T. Auxier of Irvine, John A. Auxier of Coalwood, WV, and Russell Auxier of El Paso, TX, a daughter Mrs. Sarah Bullock, lived in Deming, NM, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A brother and sister, McKinley Webb and Mrs. Mollie Music, live at East Point, and another sister, Mrs. Angie Pack, lives at Van Lear. Rev. C. C. Hall officiated at services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home . Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

   
BORDERS, Everett  Jr.
1972
Everett Borders, Jr., 24, of Ulysses, died Tuesday, March 28 on Kentucky Route 80 at Allen as the result of an automobile accident. He was a truck driver and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of Everett, Sr. and Marie Hall Borders. Immediate survivors include his wife, Francis Cline Borders, two sisters, Mrs. Patricia VanHoose of Lorraine, OH, and Miss Pamela Borders of Ulysses and four brothers, Harold Borders of Gahanna, OH, Larry Borders of Crestline, OH, David Borders of West Jefferson, OH and Daniel Borders of Ulysses. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday April 1 by James Arthur Hayes at the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Ulysses. Burial followed in the Rosco Borders Cemetery at Ulysses under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1972

   
CASTLE, Don C.
1972
Don C. Castle, 62, of Tutor Key died Saturday, March 11 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a miner. He was the son of the late Lum and Carrie VanHoose Castle. Immediate survivors include his wife, Oneida Church Castle, two brothers, Raymond Castle of Marion, OH, and Elmer Castle of Marion, OH and three sisters, Tillie Meade of Wittensville, Virgie Davis of Marion, OH and Mayme Castle of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Church Family Cemetery at Tutor Key under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

   
CAUDILL, Estill
1972
Estill Caudill, 60, of Winifred died Sunday, March 19 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of five years. He was a retired merchant and assistant postmaster. He was the son of Alonzo and Allie Lemaster Caudill. Immediate survivors include his wife, Stella Esta Williams Caudill, one son, Roger Kenneth Caudill of Winifred, one daughter, Mrs. Betty Jo Lemaster of Portsmouth, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey at the Old Hood United Baptist church at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22. Burial followed in the Lemaster Cemetery at Winifred under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 29, 1972

   

DANIEL, Vina (Belcher)
1972
Vina Daniel, 81, of Nippa died Tuesday, March 7 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Fannin Belcher. Immediate survivors include one son, Jeff Daniel, Jr., of Nippa, one brother, Okie Daniel of River, and four sisters, Sybal Daniel of Nippa, Ann Ruth Daniel of Nippa, Edith Lyons of Columbus, OH, and Sarah Branham of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Millard VanHoose and Claude Preston at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

   
DAVIS, James Michael
1972
James Michael Davis died Saturday March 18 at his home at Stambaugh following an accident in which a tractor overturned. He was a fifth grade student and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of James and Ilene McKenzie Davis. Immediate survivors include his paternal grandfather, C. M. Davis of Chandlersville, and his maternal grandfather, Francis McKenzie of Sitka, two sisters, Darlene Machel Davis and Shuna Lynn Davis, both at home, and one brother, Christopher Scott Davis, at home. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Hall and Rev. Bruce Daniel at 2 p.m. Monday, March 20 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

   
DUTY, Bernice (Ward)
1972
Bernice Duty, 57, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, March 1 in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John H. and Pricey Wiley Ward. Immediate survivors include her husband, Rev. W. J. Duty; one son, John C. Duty of Catlettsburg, two daughters, Charlene Smith of Georgetown and Willadean Blevins of Paintsville; five brothers, Willard Ward of Elkhorn City, Heber Ward of Los Angeles, CA, R. C. Ward of Wharton, WV, Ray Ward of Los Angeles, CA and Roy Ward of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Glen Slush at 11 a.m. Friday March 3 in the Hammond Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972


  
GIBSON, Manuel
1972
Manuel Gibson, 44, of Riceville died Sunday, March 19 as the result of drowning in a creek near his home. He was a disabled miner. He was the son of the late Nathaniel and Lizzie Caudill Gibson. Immediate survivors include one borhter, Lee Gibson of Riceville, and five sisters, Mrs. Velva Jackson of Riceville, Mrs. Ethel Decker of Radford, VA, Mrs. Gladie Hudnall of Riceville, Mrs. Teresa Ivey of Oak Hill, WV, and Mrs. Verna Skaggs of Fayettesville, WV. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Riceville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

  
HALL, Cynthia Sue
1972
Cynthia Sue Hall, an infant, died Thursday, March 23 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Virgil Ray and Christine Wells Hall of Meally. Immediate survivors include two brothers, James Ray Hall and Ronnie Eugene Hall, both at home. Graveside rites were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24 and were conducted by Edgar Preston at the Hall Cemetery at Meally. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 29, 1972

   
HAMILTON, Courtney  Shay
1972
Courtney Shay Hamilton, the infant daughter of Lt. C.  Douglas and Donna May Hamilton, died Sunday morning in Brunswick, GA. The body was brought to the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester, where the 10 a.m. services were held. Burial followed in the Winchester Cemetery. Other survivors include a sister, Christi Lee Hamilton, at home. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hamilton of Thelma and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee May of Columbus, GA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

  
HONEYCUTT, Hansford
1972
Hansford Honeycutt, 69, of Van Lear died Thursday, March 16, in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a miner and Allied Die and Chemical employee and was affiliated with the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Esaw and Margarett Webb Honeycutt. Immediate survivors include his wife, Beatrice Dawson Honeycutt, two sons, Everett Honeycutt of South Point, OH and Eldon Honeycutt of Columbus, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Lorrale Salyers of Warren, MI; two brothers, Cecil Honeycutt and Jimmy Honeycutt, both of Van Lear, and two sisters, Christine Fannin and Margarett Ward, both of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 19 by Elzie Banks and Nim Sturgill in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Honeycutt Family Cemetery at Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

   
HONEYCUTT, Johnny
1972
Johnny Honeycutt, 75, of Meally died Tuesday, March 14 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Esaw and Margarett Webb Honeycutt. Immediate survivors include five sons, Cecil Honeycutt of Wabash, IN, Millard Honeycutt of Meally, Kelsie Honeycutt of Hager Hill, Robert Honeycutt of Meally, and Chalmer Honeycutt of Meally, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Craft of Meally and Mrs. Elsie Fitch of Meally; two brothers, Cecil Honeycutt of Van Lear and Jimmy Honeycutt of Van Lear, and two sisters, Christine Fannin and Margarett Ward both of Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

   
JAYNES, Howard
1972
Howard Jaynes, 41, of Wittensville, died Sunday March 5 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of three months. He was a carpenter and was affiliated with the Mazie Union Church. He was the son of Charlie and the late Vonnie Mae Conley Jaynes. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary Collier Jaynes, four sons, at home, Howard Jackie Jaynes, Arnold Jaynes, Timothy Earlston Jaynes, and Charles Mitchell Jaynes; three sisters, Avonell Hampton of Wittensville, Ywan Skaggs of Paintsville, Minnie Baldridge of Paintsville, and five brothers, Clarence Jaynes, U. S. Air Force, Germany, Eulas Jaynes of Paintsville, David Jaynes, U. S. Air Force, Hampton, VA, Charlie Jaynes, Jr., of Paintsville and Danny Jaynes, U. S. Air Force, Fayetteville, NC. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 by J. T. Bailey, Homer Evans, and Herman Ross at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Fannin cemetery at Crocket under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

   
KING, Henry Martin
1972
Henry Martin King, 83, of Flat Gap died Thursday, March 16 in a local hospital following a short illness. He was a farmer and was affiliated with the Bethel United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Bill and Mary Osborne King. Immediate survivors include his wife, Rebecca Curtiss King. one son, John King of Sitka and two daughters, Polly Conley of Flat Gap and Verly Cantrell of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Euell McKenzie, Arnold Reed, and Tommy Bailey Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

   
LEMASTER, Pearlie (Lyons)
1972
Pearlie Lemaster, 77, of Sitka died Friday, March 10 in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Pentacostal Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Will and Minerva Cordle Lyons. Immediate survivors include her husband, Cellie Lemaster, two sons, Howard Lemaster of Columbus, OH and William Lemaster of Sitka, one daughter, Geraldine VanHoose of Dayton, OH, three brothers, Arnold Lyons, of Sitka, Mace Lyons of Ashland, and Estil Lyons of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Zora Bingham of California, Mrs. Pansy Jones of Virginia and Mrs. Terrie Caudill of Ashland, Funeral services were conducted by Arthur Daniel and Bruce Daniels at 11 a.m. Monday, march 13 at the Pentacostal Church of Christ at Sitka. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

   
MAY, Leona Pearl (Caudill)
1972
Mrs. Leona Pearl May, 75, of East Point, died Monday, March 20 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Fairchild Caudill. Immediate survivors include two sons, Homer May of Warsaw, IN, Gail May of Denver, four daughters, Mrs. Geneva Woods of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Jeanett Collins of Findley, OH, Mrs. Rhoda Greer of Findley, OH, and Mrs. Bruce Spencer of East Point, five brothers, Earl Caudill of Louisa, Reggie Caudill of Radnor, OH, Ralph Caudill of Florida, George Caudill of Cable, OH and Grant Caudill of Cable, OH, and one sister, Mrs. Jessie May of Delaware, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charlie Lemaster and Rev. Bill Campbell at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1972

  
OSBORNE, Alice (DeLong)
1972
Alice Osborne, 88, of East Point, died Wednesday, March 1 in a Prestonsburg hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Sampson and Margaret Priest Delong. Immediate survivors include two sons, Frank Osborne of West Van Lear and Walter Osborne of Lucasville, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Nelson of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Esta George of East Point, and Mrs. June Music of Ashland, one brother, Bill T. Delong of West Van Lear and one sister, Rebecca Martin of Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services were conducted by C. W. Holcomb at 1 p.m. Saturday, march 4 at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday March 8, 1972

   
PENNINGTON, Ellen (Blair)
1972
Ellen Pennington, 85, of Staffordsville, died Thursday, March 2, in a local hospital, after a lengthy illness. Born in January, 1887, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Jane Conley Blair, and was a member of the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church. Her husband, Jerry Pennington, died in 1945. Survivors include three sons, seven daughters, 70 grandchildren, 86 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Included are Leslie Pennington of Bradford, OH, Frank Pennington of Fairborn, OH, Burlie Pennington and Grady Owens of Falcon, Neely Music of East Point, Ada Johnson of Staffordsville, Oma Salyers of Oil Springs, Ruby Brown of Paintsville, Jessie Adams of Woodstock, OH and Eva Saylor of Zanesville, OH. Surviving brothers and sisters include, Goldie Vinson of Paintsville, Ervin Blair of Oil Springs, Asa Blair of West Van Lear and Herbert Blair of Sunbury, OH. Services were held Sunday, March 5 at the State Road Fork United Baptist Church, with Orville Conley, Beecher Hunley, Elzie Banks and C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Falcon. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

   
PENNIINGTON, Terri (Rowland)
1908-1972
Terri Rowland Pennington, 63, of Red Bush, died Sunday, March 5, in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Jerry and Elzinia McKenzie Rowland and was born in October 1908, in Morgan County. Her husband, Charlie Pennington died May 31, 1971. Mrs. Pennington was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, Ira, Walter, Melvel, Glen and Luther Pennington, all of Red Bush and Arthur Pennington of Edison, OH; and four daughters, Mrs. Gladys McKenzie, Mrs. Ruth Pennington, and Mrs. Paulette McKenzie, all of Red Bush and Mrs. Merzie Lewis of Boons Camp. Surviving brothers and sisters include Claudie, Lennie and Dewey Rowland, of Relief, and Jimmy Rowland, of Fairborn, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8, at the home, with Rev. Bruce Daniels and Rev. Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Red Bush. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 8, 1972

  
SANDERS, Ollie
1972
Ollie Sanders, 82, of West Van Lear, died Saturday, March 25 in a local hospital following an extended illness. Immediate survivors include four sons, Woodrow Sanders of Neon, Beecher Sanders of Baltimore, MD, Thomas Sanders of Topeka, KS, and Wise
Sanders of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted by J. W. Holcomb at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 27 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 29, 1972

   
SPRADLIN, Alec Frank
1972
Alec Frank Spradlin, 87, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, March 22 in a local hospital March 22 following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Immediate survivors include three sons, Beecher Spradlin of Paintsville, Bert Spradlin of Ashland, and Virgil Spradlin of Catlettsburg, two brothers, George Spradlin of Marion, OH and Elzie Spradlin of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hershell Ray Fields and Rev. Lee Music at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 29, 1972

    
STAMBAUGH, Bruce
1972
Bruce Stambaugh, 77, of Sitka died Monday afternoon March 13 in Kings Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland following an illness of a few days. He was the son of the late Garfield and Thursa VanHoose Stambaugh. Immediate survivors include his wife, Lizzie Wheeler Stambaugh, three sons, Howard Stambaugh of Sitka, Harold Stambaugh of Ashland, and Walter Stambaugh of Portsmouth, OH, five sisters, Mrs. Fannie Davis of Stiak, Mrs. Lucy VanHoose of Paintsville, Mrs. Rouie Daniel of Ohio, Mrs. Gladys Roberts of Ohio, and Mrs. Nellie Rice of Sitka, and four brothers, J. V. Stambaugh of Paintsville, James Stambaugh of Paintsville, Lowell and Morris Stambaugh also of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16 by Rev. Jerry Ginnan in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

  
VANHOOSE, Glen
1972
Glen VanHoose, 71, of River died Sunday, March 26 in the Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner and was affiliated with the Estill Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late James and Sarah Music VanHoose. Immediate survivors include his wife, Gertrude VanHoose, four sons, Ova Lee VanHoose of Dayton, OH, Kenneth Paul VanHoose of Lowmansville, Francis Gene VanHoose of Dayton, OH, and Ralph VanHoose of Dayton, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Mae Perkins of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Jeannetta Mae Larick of Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Delores Gean Hayes of Lowmansville, four brothers, Lincoln VanHoose of Columbus, OH, Willie VanHoose of Logan, OH, Nathan VanHoose of Lowmansville, and Vernon VanHoose of Logan, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Castle of Lowmansville, Mrs. Mae Gilkerson of WV and Mrs. Bessie Ratliff of Youngstown, OH; one half brother, Claudie VanHoose of Springfield, OH and two half sisters, Sarah Clockston of New Carlisle, OH and Ruby VanHoose of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Charles Stapleton. Burial followed in the VanHoose Cemetery at river under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1972

    
WHEELER, Cora (Pack)
1972
Cora Pack Wheeler, 87, of Stambaugh, died Friday, March 10 in the Crest Haven Nursing Home following an illness of 15 years. She was the affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Lucinda Wheeler Chandler. Immediate survivors include four sons, Walter Pack of Stambaugh, Clifford Pack of Ashland, Charles Pack of Dunkirk, OH and Vencil J. Pack of Lima, OH; and three sisters, Mrs. Delcie Williams of Mechanicsburg, OH, Mrs. Marie Williams of South Solon, OH, and Mrs. Margie Wheeler of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by O. I. Williams, Lonza Reed, and Fred Hawkins, at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 12 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Chandler-Pack Cemetery at Chandlersville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

   
WHEELER, Herbert
1972
Herbert Wheeler, 77, of Ashland died Friday, March 10, 1972 in Ashland following an extended illness. He was a mining engineer and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Pack Wheeler. Immediate survivors include one son, W. Bruce Wheeler of Ashland, one sister, Mrs. Charles Powers of Ashland, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Hazel Tygrett of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Nancy Martin of Paintsville, and one half-brother, Herman F. Wheeler of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Orin Simmerman, Jr. Sunday, March 12 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 15, 1972

   
WILLIAMS, Dean
1972
Dean Williams, 60, of Sitka, died Thursday, March 30 at his home following an accident with a shot gun. He was a heavy equipment operator with Terry Elkhorn Mining Company. He was the son of the late Tom and Augusta Jayne Williams. Immediate survivors include his wife, Marie Haynes Williams, one brother, Maurice Williams of Campbellsville, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Wells of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 in the Paintsville United Baptist Church by O. I. Williams and Bruce Daniels. Burial followed in the Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1972


 
APRIL-1972


ADAMS, Eddie
1972
Eddie Adams, 80, of Marion, OH, died Thursday, April 13, in the Marion General Hospital following an illness of seven years. He was a retired employee of Commercial Steel Casting Company of Marion. He was the son of the late John T. Adams and Mary Workman Adams. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ruth Caudill Adams, one son, Otto Wilburn Adams of near Prospect, OH and two daughters, Mrs. John Witkowski of Marion, OH and Mrs. Betty V. Hazlett of Marion, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Layne at the Denzer Funeral Home on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Waldo Cemetery at Waldo, OH under direction of the Denzer Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

   
ARMS, Everett
1972
Everett Arms, 76, a retired carpenter and painter residing in Paintsville, died Tuesday, April 4, in a local hospital. Born august 23, 1895, he was the son of Samuel K. and Sarah Adams Arms, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist  Church. In addition to his wife, Alka Estep Arms, he is survived by five sons, Orville and Alvis Arms of Chesapeake, OH, Billy Arms of Columbus, OH, Wayne Arms of St. Louis, MO and Herbert Arms, of Staffordsville; and two daughters, Everetta Bradley of Columbus, and Vicky Reed of Springfield, OH. Seventeen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, Raymond and Ray Arms, live at Leander, another brother, Grady, lives at Columbus, and a fourth brother, Beecher, lives in Baltimore. Services were held Friday, April 7 at the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, with Richard Williams, Norman Roberts and Willard Wilcox officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Denver. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972

   
AUXIER, Dick
1972
Dick Auxier, 64, of East Point died Sunday, April 9, at his home. A retired miner, he was born in July 1908, the son of Belle Preston Auxier and the late Tobe Auxier. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Seven sons, four daughter, 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive. Included are Russell and Pete Auxier of East Point, , Harold Auxier of Hager Hill, Ray Auxier of Paintsville, Douglas and Martin Auxier of Columbus, OH, Mablene Conn and Rosella Auxier of Columbus, Mary Smallwood, a Michigan resident, and Doris Stewart who lives in West Virginia. Two brothers, Frank and Edgar Auxier, live at East Point and another brother, Samuel, lives in Paintsville. A sister, Mrs. Lottie Delong, lives at Hager Hill and another sister, Mrs. Lydia Conley, lives at South Point, OH. Services were held Tuesday, April 11, in the East Point Church of Christ, with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in the Auxier family cemetery at East Point. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972


   
CALVINS, Samuel
1972
Samuel Cavins, 65, of Offutt died Thursday, April 20 in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee. He was the son of the late Sam and Lizzie Smith Cavins. Immediate survivors include his wife, Beatrice Laney Cavins. one son, James E. Cavins of Offutt, four daughters, Rosa Lee Stambaugh of Emmett, MI, Norma Faye Bolen of Paintsville, Minnie Marie Cavins and Rebecca Sue Cavins, both of Offutt, one half-brother, Ben Cavins of Sitka, one half-sister, Bid Ratliff of Van Lear and one sister, Tillie Simpson of Drift. Funeral services were conducted by Lee Music and Hershell Fields at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Offutt under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

   
COLVIN, Dora (Caudill)
1892-1972
Services were held Friday, April 7, at Fishtrap United Baptist Church for Dora Colvin, 80, of Oil Springs. Mrs. Colvin succumbed at her home. The daughter of Abel and Louise Rice Caudill was born in March 1892. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy Colvin died in 1957. Survivors include two sons, Don Colvin of Prestonsburg and Bert Colvin of Newport Richie, FL, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. A brother, Jim Caudill, lives at Stanton, and two sisters, Josie Reed and Audrey Blanton, live at Oil Springs. Revs. Tommy Bailey and Lonza Reed officiated at services. Burial followed in the Colvin family cemetery at Oil Springs. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972

   
CRIDER, William
1972
William Crider, 78, of Stambaugh, died Friday, April 14 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of several months. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Alfred and Lizzie Wells Crider. Immediate survivors include his wife, Laura Castle Crider, one son, Rev. Walter Crider of Urbana, OH, one daughter, Evalena Tackett of Urbana, OH, one sister, Julia Adkins of Paintsville, one half-sister, Oneda Castle of Thealka, and one half-brother, James Crider of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted by Bruce Daniel and Steve Branham on Monday, April 17 at 11 a.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church at Sitka. Burial followed in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

   
CRUM, Addie
1972
Addie Crum, 83, of Boons Camp died Friday, April 28 at his home following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Adam and Louise Young Crum. Immediate survivors include his wife, Effie Penix Crum, one son, Mardie Crum of Wabash, IN, three daughters, Gypsy Dutton of Chattaroy, WV, Janie Butcher of Boons Camp, Esterah Davis of Wabash, IN. Funeral services were conducted by Nim Sturgill, Arthur Preece and Glen Arrowood at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 1, in the Little Friendship United Baptist church. Burial followed in the Crum Cemetery at Boons Camp under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

  
DAVIS, John C.
1972
John C. Davis, 77, of Concord died Thursday, April 13 in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired barber and blacksmith and was a member of the Church of Christ, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was the son of the late James and Trin Arrowood Davis. Immediate surviviors include his wife, Julia Welch Davis, three sons, Charles E. Davis of Paintsville, Chadwick Davis of Meally and Garland Whitten of Cincinnati, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Fitch of Meally; one sister, Nancy Johnson of Paintsville and three brothers, Jimmy Davis of Columbus, OH, George C. Davis of Meally and Bruce Davis of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Benny Blankenship at the Meally Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Concord under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

   
GAMBOE, Hannah M. (Risen)
1972
Hannah M. Gamboe, 91, of Paintsville died Sunday, April 30 in the Crest Haven Rest Home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Missionary Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Ranken Risen. Immediate survivors include one son, Floyd Gamboe of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Charles Milam on Wednesday, May 3 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Winchester Cemetery at Winchester under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

   
HALL, Nanie (Gillan)
1972
Nanie Hall, 65, of Paintsville died Wednesday, April 19 in the Paintsville Hospital following a short illness. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late John Wess and Dora Collins Gillan. Immediate survivors include five sons, Clarence Gillan of Columbus, OH, Robert Hall of Salyersville, Douglas Hall of Van Lear, Tom Hall of Paintsville and Bill Hall of Paintsville, six daughter, Mrs. Betty Broomhall of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Joyce Smith and Miss Renee Hall, both of Paintsville, Mrs. Peggy Kain, Mrs. Patsy Morgan, Mrs. Jackie Boyd, all of Dayton, OH and one sister, Mrs. Eunice Spears of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Edgar Preston and Bennie Blankenship on Friday, April 21 at 2 p.m. in the Meally Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

   
JACKSON, Mollie (Blair)
1972
Mollie Jackson, 67, of Paintsville died Tuesday, April 25 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of four weeks. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Kate Conley Blair. Immediate survivors include her husband, Elisha Jackso, four sons, Dallas Jackson of Paintsville, Haskell Jackson of Warsaw, IN, Lawrence Jackson of Homestead, Fl, and Robert Jackson of Paintsville, and one daughter, Mrs. Joy VanHoose of Urbana, OH; two brothers, Delmar Blair of Baltimore, MD, and Paul Blair of Baltimore, MD and five sisters, Mrs. Oma Litteral of Marion, OH, Mrs. Alta Blair of Riceville, Mrs. Malta Shelton of Ashland, Mrs. Christine Davis of Ashland, and Mrs. Dorothy Newell of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Charlie Lemaster, Friday, April 28 at 11 a.m. in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

  
KIING, Lawson
1972
Lawson King, 67, of Van Lear died Wednesday, April 19 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner. He was the son of the late David and Mary Baker King. Immediate survivors include his wife, Emma Blair King, four sons, Charles King, and Clarence V. King, both of Staffordsville, Lawson Luie King of Dayton, OH, and David A King of U. S. Army, Italy, five daughters, Margarett Mitchell of Dayton, OH, Stella Marie Jennings of Charleston, WV, Fonda Faye Bendenritter of Cleveland, OH, Garnett Alexander, of Wooster, OH and Romonia J. King of Van Lear, two brothers, Carl Keen of Van Lear and Jimmy Keen of Van Lear, and one sister, Nora Collins of Auxier. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the King Family cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

   
MAHAN, Herbert
1972
Herbert Mahan, 57, of Staffordsville, died Monday, April 3 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a miner. He was the son of the late Ernest and Chloie Blanton Mahan. Immediate survivors include his wife, Lucille Maynare Mahan, five sons, Roger Dean Mahan of Columbus, OH, Gary Ray Mahan, Farrell Dawson Mahan, Timmy Michael Mahan, and Mitchell Allen Mahan, all of Staffordsville, seven daughters, Anna Cairl Fairchild of Thelma, Marlyn Jane Fairchild of Staffordsville, Rena Joan Fairchild of Columbus, OH, Connie Faye Mahan, Judith Lynn Mahan, Audrey Glea Mahan and Olive G. Mahan, all of Staffordsville, two sisters, Crotene Kimbler of Staffordsville and Pearlie King of Columbus, OH; and four brothers, Challie Mahan of Paintsville, Elmer Mahan of Staffordsville, Frank Mahan of Carrey, OH and George B. Mahan of Carrey, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 by Irvin Castle and John Frank Ratliff at the Little Mudlick Church of God at Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1972

   
MCKENZIE, Dennis
1972
Dennie McKenzie, 81, of Staffordsville died Monday, April 2 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired C & O Railroad Employee and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late George and Edith Lemaster McKenzie. Immediate survivors include his wife, Beechie Blevins McKenzie, four sons, Marvel McKenzie of Staffordsville, Leslie McKenzie of Williamson, WV, Russell McKenzie of Fairborn, OH and Lonnie B. McKenzie of Staffordsville, one daughter, Mrs. Ova Daniel of Dayton, OH, one brother, Clifford McKenzie of flint, MI, and one sister, Mrs. Merlie Witten of Flint, MI. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home by Claude Preston, Scott Castle and Ellis Hamilton. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1972

   
MEADE, Gus
1972
Former Johnson Countian Gus Meade, 70, died Wednesday, April 19 at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, OH. He was born in Johnson County in September 1901, the son of Fred and Lula Butler Meade. A motel owner, he was residing in Franklin Furnace, OH, at the time of his death. Among survivors are five sisters in Paintsville, Mrs. Crate Rice, Mrs. Robert Gunning, Miss May Meade, Mrs. W. C. Bailey and Mrs. Hysell Burchett; and a sister, Mrs. W. T. Welch, living in Lexington. Services were held Saturday, April 22, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Rev. Holly Conley and Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

   
MOLLETT, Haskell
1972
Haskell Mollett, 53, of Marnego, OH died in Mansfield, OH on Wednesday, April 12. He was a press operator for the Fisher Body Company of Mansfield. He was the son of the late Jerry and Sarah Jane Spears Mollett. Immediate survivors include his wife, Billie June Mollett, one son, Charles Mollett of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Deloris Mills of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Amanda Potter of Thelma, and Mrs. Bessie Blevins of Tomahawk, and five brothers, Edgar Mollett of Mansfield, OH, James Mollett of Meally, Jerry Mollett of Mansfield, OH, Carl Smith of Indianapolis, IN, and Forrest Mollett of Paintsville, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16 in the Tomahawk Church of Christ by Edgar Preston. Burial followed in the Spears Cemetery at Tomahawk under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

   
MURPHY, Clarence
1906-1972
Clarence Murphy, 66, a retired upholsterer, died Sunday, April 23, at Versailles, where he was making his home. Born in Johnson County in April 1906 he was the son of Elizabeth Remphrey, now of Shelbyville. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. His wife, Virginia Mollett Murphy, succumbed in July 1963. Survivors include three sons, Paul Curtis Murphy of Kamath Falls, OR, Thomas Murphy of Columbus, OH, and Douglas Murphy of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Betty Nash of Beaumont, TX and Mrs. Susan Duryea of Versailles, and ten grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, April 26, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Buffalo. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

  
PENIX, John  Jr.
1972
John Penix, Jr., 43, of Williamsport died Tuesday, April 25 at his home following an extended illness. He was the son of Sophia Ward Penix and the late John Penix. Immediate survivors include two brothers, Ernest Penix of Williamsport, and Chadman Penix of Landville, WV, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Belle Wells of Williamsport, Mrs. Vivian Setser of Williamsport, and Mrs. Eula Robinson of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Glen Arrowood, Ivan Butcher, and Earl Muncy on Friday, April 28 at 11 a.m. in the Old Friendship United Baptist church. Burial followed in the Penix Cemetery at Williamsport under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

  
PENIX, Sherry
1972
Sherry Penix, an infant, died Sunday, April 23 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Estill and Betty Mills Penix. Immediate survivors include one half-sister, Dixie Crum of Meally, and five sisters, Virginia Ann Penix of Meally, Lydia Litton of Offutt, Catherine Castle of Offutt, Jean Vance of Inez, and Verlie Hall of Meally. Funeral services were performed by Arthur Preece and Elzie Banks in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Monday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Burial followed in the Crum cemetery at Williamsport under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

  
PRESTON, Matilda (Daniels)
1972
Matilda Preston, 72, of River died Monday, April 24 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Sayviller Preston Daniels. Immediate survivors include her husband, Arthur Preston, three sons, Clifford Preston of Williamsport, Claude Preston of McVeigh, Robert Preston of Dayton, OH, two daughters, Verona Adams of Ashland and Opal Adams of Baltimore, MD, one brother, Jay Daniels of River, and six sisters, Tava Phillips of Paintsville, Mary Meek of River, Manda Stapleton, Gladys Castle and Goldie Castle, all of Tutor Key, and Roberta VanHoose of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks and Glen Arrowood in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Thursday April 27. Burial followed in the family cemetery under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 3, 1972

  
RAMEY, Nancy (Ward)
1889-1972
Nancy Ward Ramey, 82, died Monday, April 3, in Ashland, after an extended illness. Born at Mingo in September, 1889, she was the daughter of Phillip and Barbara Allen Gibbs Ramey. She had been a resident of Ashland for the past 25 years. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, Robert Ramey, survivors include two sons, Joe Ramey of Madison, WV, and Orville Ramey of Ashland, four daughters, Mrs. Lou Ella Slayers of Ashland, Mrs. Gertrude Castle and Mrs. Rissie Wilson of Baltimore, and Mrs. Rebecca Mullins of Springfield, VA; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Castle and Mrs. Mary Fletcher, live at Tutor Key. Irvin Castle and Scott Castle officiated at services Thursday, April 6, in the Toms Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Tutor Key. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972

   
REED, Callie
1972
Callie Reed, 75, of Swamp Branch died Tuesday, April 11 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Elliot and Emma Bayes Spradlin. Immediate survivors include her husband, Arthur Reed, one son, William Reed of Louisville, four daughters, Mrs. Garnet VanHorn of Louisville, Mrs. Ethel Hale of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Josephine Wiggins of Aken, SC, and Mrs. Wilma Jane Lemaster of Jeffersonville, IN and two sisters, Mrs. Frankie Williams of Swamp Branch and Mrs. Nola Collins of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Scott Castle and Melvin Blanton at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church on Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m.. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Riceville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

   
SALYER, Stanley
1913-1972
Stanley Salyer, 58, maintenance supervisor for Kentucky, West Virginia Gas Company, died Saturday, April 8, in a Huntington, WV hospital after an illness of several weeks. The Paintsville resident was born in December 1913, the son of Hoke and Esta Williams Salyer. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Immediate survivors include his wife, Jewell Stinson Slayer, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward of Ashland and two grandsons in Ashland. Three brothers and a sister also survive. They are Clyde Salyer of Drift, Paul Salyer of Piketon, OH, and Emery Salyer of Middletown, OH and Mrs. Florence Bussey of Allen. Fellow employees served as pallbearers at services. Rites were held at Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church, with Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniel and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972

   
SPEARS, Fannie
1882-1972
Fannie Spears, 89, succumbed Sunday, April 2, at a local nursing home, after an extended illness. Born in June 1882, at Boons Camp, she was the daughter of Martin and Drucella Walters Spears. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Mollette of Offutt and Mrs. Clara Mollett of Boons Camp survive. Also surviving are three half brothers, Enoch and Ira Spears of Auxier and Marion Spears of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas. Services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 5, with Nim Sturgill and Everett Crum officiating. Burial was in the Mollett Cemetery at Offutt. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972

   
STAMBAUGH, Lawrence
1972
Lawrence Stambaugh, 82, of Sitka died Monday, April 10 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Pentacostal Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Sam and Almina Osborne Stambaugh. Immediate survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Dye Stambaugh, four sons, Arthur Stambaugh of Warren, MI, Edward Stambaugh of Centerburg, OH, Frankie Stambaugh of Sitka, and Samuel Stambaugh of Greenup, one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Salyers of Sitka, one brother, George Stambaugh of Sitka, one sister, Mrs. Kathrine Castle of Staffordsville, four half-brothers, Prater Stambaugh of Sitka, Epheran Stambaugh of Springfield, OH, Hobert Stambaugh of Sitka, and John Rob Stambaugh of Sitka, and four half-sisters, Myrtle Salyers of Centerburg, OH, Mrs. Imogene Brown of Sitka, Miss Goldie Stambaugh of Sitka, and Mrs. Mary Albright of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Lewis Blevins and Melvin Blanton at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Sitka Pentacostal Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972


  
VANHOOSE, Manuel
1887-1972
Retired miner, Manuel VanHoose, 86, of Paintsville died Tuesday, April 4 at his home. Services were held Friday, April 7, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose family cemetery in Paintsville. The son of Jessie and Julia Pelphrey VanHoose, he was born in Johnson County in April 1887. His wife, Ora Bland VanHoose, preceded him in death. Survivors include four sons, Vencil, Lester, Alvin and Morris VanHoose, all of Paintsville, and four daughters, Opal Montgomery, Gladys Ward, and Marie VanHoose, of Paintsville, and Anna Harper of Mansfield, OH. A sister, Flora Hoguston, lived as Hindman. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 12, 1972

   
WEBB, McKinley
1972
McKinley Webb, 76, of East Point died Wednesday, April 19 at his home following an extended illness. He was a farmer and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Jake and Adeline Honeycutt Webb. Immediate survivors include his wife, Bessie Miller Webb, seven daughters, Mrs. Geneva Saunders of Hager Hill, Mrs. Estillene Martin of Chillicothe, OH, Mrs. Emagene Music of Auxier, Mrs. Murial Dutton of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Mildred Banks of Cincinnati, oH, Mrs. Kinalene Horne of Xenia, OH, and Mrs. Adeline Stambaugh of Xenia, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Music of East Point and Mrs. Angie Pack of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972


    
WILLIAMS, Ona
1972
Flat Gap resident Ona Williams, 87, died Tuesday, April 18, at her home, after an illness of several months. Born May 29, 1884, she was the daughter rof Hannah Katherine Frazier and Crayton Williams. She was a member for 72 years of the United Baptist Church. She was married to the late Elder Dennis Williams. Survivors include two sons, Larry Williams of Flat Gap, and Perry Williams of Fairborn, OH; and three daughters, Lesta Jackson of Midway, OH, Loucina Pennington of Fairborn, OH, and Katherine Colyer of Springfield, OH. Twenty grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren also survive. A brother, K. W. Williams, lives at Flat Gap, and another brother, Erie Williams, lives at Georgetown. Charlie Estep, Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, J. T. Bailey and Scott Williams officiated at services held Thursday, April 20, at the Bethel United Baptist Church in Flat Gap. Burial followed in the Williams Cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

 
MAY-1972

AKERS, Samuel Kent
1972
Samuel Kent Akers, 75, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, May 2 in the Paintsville Hospital. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late John C. and Loucinda Davis Akers. Immediate survivors include his wife, Norma Meek Akers, and one brother, Hobart Akers of Kenova, WV. Funeral services were conducted by Scott Castle and Homer Evans on Friday, May 5 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Welch Cemetery at Concord under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

   
ARROWOOD, Julia (Daniel)
1972
Julia Daniel Arrowood, 84, of West Van Lear, died Tuesday, May 2 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Church of God. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Helton Daniel. Immediate survivors include one sister, Mrs. Jennie Grim of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted by Tommy Reynolds on Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

   
BLANTON, Wayne
1972
Wayne Blanton, 54, of Staffordsville, died Sunday, May 7 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV following an illness of a few days. He was a service station attendant. He was the son of the late Harry and Betty Davis Blanton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Nadine Picklesimer Blanton, one daughter, Sandra Kaye Blanton of Staffordsville, one brother, Johnnie Blanton of Tutor Key, and seven sisters, Mrs. Rosa Long of Ashland, Mrs. Ruie Osborne of Prestonsburg, Mrs. Virgie Bayes of Staffordsville, Mrs. Jewell Lang, Mrs. Anna Carter, and Mrs. Dora Fink, all of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Marie Dutton of Urbana, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, and Jimmie Blanton on Tuesday, May 9 at 1 p.m. in the Fish Trap United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Pickle Fork under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

   
BLESSING, Frank
1972
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 25, for Frank Blessing, 66, of West Van Lear who died at his home on Monday, May 22. The son of the late Thomas and Alice George Blessing he was a retired C & O Railroad employee and was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Murphy Blessing on Sep 11, 1967. Survivors include a son, Frank Blessing, Jr., of Dayton and a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Marsh of Roann, IN. Additional survivors are six stepchildren, Loretta Blair of Paintsville, Shelia Valentine, Richmond, VA, Billy Boyd, Troy, OH, Robert Boyd, Detroit, Kenis Boyd, Whitehouse and Nancy Cook, Fairborn, OH. Blessing is also survived by three brothers and two grandchildren. Services were conducted at the Chestnut Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend William Tackett officiating. Burial followed in the Boyd Cemetery at Richmond under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1972

   
BOWLIN, Charlie B.
1972
Charlie B. Bowlin, 69, of Paintsville died Sunday, May 7 in a local hospital following a short illness. He was a truck driver. He was the son of the late Bailey and Sylvania Cantrell Bowlin. Immediate survivors include one son, Orville Bowlin of Indiana, one half-brother, Ted Blair of Ohio, and five brothers, John Bowlin of Flat Gap, Jim Bowlin of Van Lear, Amos Bowlin of Paintsville, Mance Bowling of Floyd County, and Reecie Bowling of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Cline Salyers on Wednesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

   
BOWLING, Irene  (Greer)
1972
Irene Bowling, 58, of East Point died Saturday, May 6 in a Pikeville hospital following a short illness. She was affiliated with the Church of God. She was the daughter of the late William and Malissa Hall Greer. Immediate survivors include her husband, Vernon Bowling, three sons, Vernon Bowling, Jr., of Hudsonville, MI, Bob Bowling of Grayson, and Joe Bowling of Aurora, MO, one daughter Mildred Jean Preston of East Point, one brother, Charles Greer of East Point, and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Blair of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Mrs. Priscilla Johnson of Sylvania, GA, and Mrs. Edith Burchett of East Point. Funeral services were conducted by Moses Kitchen on Tuesday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

    
BROWN, Carlie C.
1972
Carlie C. Brown, 25, of Ypsilanti, MI died Tuesday, May 16 from injuries sustained in an airplane crash. He was employed by Motor Wheel Company in Ypsilanti and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He was the son of Claude and Evelyn Kerns Brown of Volga. Immediate survivors include his wife, Judy Ann Stapleton Brown, one son, Christopher Michael Brown, at home, one brother, John Y. Brown of Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Roger Owens of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Michael Wattenburger of Winchester and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Kerns of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Spillman on Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Cannons Chapel Methodist Church at Volga. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 24, 1972

   
CASTLE, Arnold Lee
1972
Arnold Lee Castle, 25, of Thealka died near his home on Wednesday, May 10 resulting from gunshot wounds. He was the son of Murner and the late Melinda McKenzie Castle. Immediate survivors include one brother, Bill Castle of Thealka, and six sisters, Judy Ealey of Paintsville, Ruth Pigg of thealka, Jean Martin of Harrison, OH, Betty Triplett of Marion, OH, Denice Fields of Harrison, OH and Greta Music of East Point. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist church by John Frank Ratliff and Bill Runyon. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

  
CASTLE, Patricia Ann
1972
Patricia Ann Castle, 32, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, May 25 at her home following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Adams Gullett. Immediate survivors include her husband, James M. Castle, three sons, Ronald Castle, James M. Castle, Jr., and Jerry Castle, all of Oil Springs, and two daughters, Donna Castle and Peggy Dona Castle, both of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted by Harold Stevens on Saturday, May 27 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the castle Family Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1972

   
CAUDILL, Darley
1972
Darley Caudill, 65, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, May 31 at the University Medical Hospital in Lexington following a sudden illness. He was a retired oil pumper and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Wilbur R. and Cora Bell Caudill. Immediate survivors include his wife, Marie Messer Caudill, five sons, Lee Edward Caudill and Billy Ray Caudill, both of Lexington, Glen Richard Caudill and James Russell Caudill, both of Springfield, OH, and Dan Alvin Caudill of West Van Lear; one step son, Dean Messer of Paintsville, one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Darlene Lewis of Springfield, OH; three step daughters, Mrs. Janet Fairchild of Ashland, Mrs. Thelma Jewel Sychowski of Stone Park, IL, and Carol Wallen of Thelma, two brothers, Solomon Caudill of Eustis, FL and Albert Caudill of Williamsburg, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Nora Mullins of Trenton, OH and Mrs. Docie Brewer of Williamsburg, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willard Wilcox and Rev. John Frank Ratliff on Friday, June 2 at the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

   
CONLEY, Lucy  (Rice)
1972
Lucy Conley, 80, of Hager Hill died Tuesday, May 16 at her home following an extended illness. She was the affiliated with the Lick Fork United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Bascom and Frankie Fletcher Rice. Immediate survivors include one son, William Henry Conley of Hager Hill and one grandson, James R. Conley. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. by Tommie Bailey and Linville Williams at the Lick Fork United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

  
DANIEL, William T.
1972
William T. Daniel, 49, of Offutt died Wednesday, May 3 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a mechanic. He was the son of Don and Maxine Perry Daniel. Immediate survivors include his wife, Betty Ward Daniel, one son, Jerry N. Daniel of Offutt, two brothers, Hobart Daniel of Williamsport and Ira Daniel of Fresno, CA, and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ward, Williamson, WV and Mrs. Helen Runyon of Cannonsburg. Funeral services were conducted by Frank Spillman on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

   
HERKLESS, Lula (McKenzie)
1972
Lula McKenzie Herkless, 76, of Paintsville died Friday, May 19 in the Community Hospital in Springfield, OH following an illness of several weeks. She was a retired florist and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late James and Cynthia Dills. Immediate survivors include three sons, George W. McKenzie of Paintsville, James N. McKenzie of Hager Hill and Charles D. McKenzie of Springfield, OH and one daughter, Mrs. Richard Koogler of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniel and Rev. Don Fraley on Monday, May 22 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 24, 1972

   
HONEYCUTT, Linda Sue (Brown)
1972
Linda Sue Honeycutt, 22, of Flat Gap died Monday, May 1 in a local hospital resulting from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was the daughter of Mary Ward Brown and the late James Brown. Immediate survivors include her husband, Joe Lee Honeycutt, one step-son, Greg Honeycutt, at home, two daughters at home, Patricia Joe Honeycutt and Lora Jean Honeycutt, three brothers, Gene Arthur Brown of Van Lear, James Paul Brown of Wabash, IN, and Jimmy Ray Brown of Lawrence County, and three sisters, Shirley Mae Brown of Van Lear, Nealma Collins of Van Lear and Donna Jean Brown of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman on Thursday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 10, 1972

  
JASPER, Robert  Jr.
1972
Robert Jasper, Jr., 49, of Paintsville died Saturday, May 27 in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired Air Force officer. He was the son of Mary Jasper Mossman and the late Robert Jasper.  Immediate survivors include his wife, Virginia Nelson Trimble Jasper; two step sons, Johnny Trimble of Tacoma, WA and Sgt. James H. Trimble, U. S. Army, Germany, one daughter, Vickie Wells of Paintsville, three brothers, James Jasper of Oceana, WV, Ladd Jasper of Oceana, WV, and Charles Melvin Jasper of Denver, CO, and three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Rucker of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Altamae Smith of Ashland, and Mrs. Vera Nelson of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted by Leslie M. Rogers and Don Fraley on Tuesday, May 30 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1972

  
MATTHEW, Clifford A.
1972
Clifford A. Matthew, 68, of Sitka died Friday, May 12 on the state highway at Sitka as the result of an automobile accident involving an oncoming truck. He was a retired mechanic and was affiliated with the First Church of God. He was the son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Heckard Matthew. Immediate survivors include his wife, Eliza Kazee Matthew, one son, James Matthew of Lexington, three daughters, Mrs. Robert Baldwin of Paintsville, Mrs. Orville Cooley of Eastern, and Mrs. Carolyn Perkins of Sitka. Funeral services sere conducted by Tommy Reynolds at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 14 at the First Church of God in Paintsville. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lenore, WV under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

  
MINIX, Mary Elizabeth (Webb)
1972
Mary Elizabeth Minix, 76, of Paintsville died Friday, May 26 at her home following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Adam Pete and Elizabeth May Webb. Immediate survivors include two sons, Maurice M. Minix, Jr. of Prestonsburg, Billy Wendell Minix of Pikeville, two brothers. J. O. Webb of Prestonsburg, and Henry Webb of Louisa and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Allen of Eastern. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Burton on Monday, May 29 at 2 pm. at the First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1972

  
PACK, Henry
1880-1972
Henry Pack, 91, died Wednesday, May 24, in his home in Lowmansville, The son of the late James and Martha Grimm Pack he was born Oct 8, 1880 and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and had been preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Murry Pack. Surviving are a son, Hershell Pack of Lowmansville, two daughters, Ola Arrowood, of Gallipolis, OH, and Ruth Smith of Phoenix, AZ four brothers and five sisters. Services were conducted Friday, May 26, in the Lowmansville United Baptist Church with Reverends Irvin Preston and Lonza Reed officiating. Interment followed in the Dr. T. P. Preston Cemetery at Lowmansville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1972

  
SAGRAVES, William Earl
1972
William Earl Sagraves, 72, of Lowmansville, died Monday, May 22, in a Prestonsburg Nursing Home. A retired miner and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Silva Skaggs Sagraves. Additional survivors include five sons, Carl of Reynoldsburg, OH, Kenneth of Obetz, OH, Pedro of Columbus, Curtis of East Liberty, OH and Cecil of Plain City, OH and two daughters, Marie Hancock of Reynoldsburg, OH and Ruby Spaulding of Columbus, OH. Also surviving are two sisters, Adline Baker and Lora Sagraves, both of Columbus, OH, 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services were conducted Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist church with Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1972

  
SPRIGGS, Henry  Jr.
1972
Henry Spriggs, Jr., 77, of Oil Springs, died Saturday, May 13 at his home. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Pentacostal Church. He was the son of the late Henry and Lancie Rice Spriggs. Immediate survivors include his wife, Sarah Jenkins Spriggs, one step-son, James Star of Vest, and one sister, Laura Walters of Meally. He was also the legal guardian of Ernie, Rosetta, Geraldine, Ray and Will Jenkins. Funeral services were conducted by Tom Litteral, Herman Baldwin, and Johnnie Whitt at the home of the deceased at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Vest under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 17, 1972

    
STAMBAUGH, Don Cecil
1972
Don Cecil Stambaugh, 44, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, May 30 at Greenville, Mississippi Hospital in Greenville,MS following a brief illness. He was the son of Murrah and the late Albert Stambaugh. Immediate survivors include his wife, Emma Williams Stambaugh, a step son, Larry Adams, Sr., of Little Rock, Arkansas, one brother, Clyde Stambaugh of Stambaugh, three sisters, Dorothy Stambaugh of Stambaugh, Mrs. Orville Burchett of Stambaugh, Mrs. Roy Coleman of Pinebluff, Arkansas and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Services were conducted by Don Fraley and Steve Branham. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Stambaugh under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

   
WHEELER, Reggie R.
1972
Reggie R. Wheeler of Fairborn, OH died Monday, May 22. He was born on January 2, 1900 on Rock House, Burning Fork, Magoffin County, to Clay and Carrie Flint Wheeler. He served in the Army in France during W. W. I where he was injured. He farmed on Burning Fork until 1942 when he went to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to work. He retired from there in 1958. In October 1929 he married Annie Laurie Bailey who preceded him in death on February 4, 1955. He married Ada Griffith Blair in November 1955 at Paintsville. She survives him at home. Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Clifton (Dorothy) Alspaugh of Yellow Springs, OH and Thomas L. Wheeler of Fairborn, OH; eight grandchildren and a great grandson. Other survivors include three step children, Bert Blair of Kenova, WV, Ernest Blair, at home, and Mrs. Lester (Rebecca) Click of Mobile, AL, and five step grandchildren. He is also survived by all sisters and a brother, Mrs. James (Gay0 Long, Greensboro, NC, Mrs. Adam (Emma) Hoover, Man, WV, Mrs. Edward (Lady) Bentley, Deane, KY, George Wheeler, Oak Ridge, TN and Mrs. Otto (Virginia) Culbertson, Inglewood, CA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 14, 1972

   
WRIGHT, Manis
1972
Manis Wright 66, of Red Bush died Friday, May 19 in the Paintsville Hospital following a ten day illness. He was a retired pipe fitter. He was the son of the late Marion and Alice Williams Wright. Immediate survivors include his wife, Dexie Williams Wright, and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Ott of Independence. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willard Bailey and Rev. Homer Evans on Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Red Bush under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 24, 1972


 
JUNE-1972

BLANTON, Luda  (Jones)
1972
Luda Blanton, 63, of Volga died Thursday, June 8 at her home following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Ella O’Bryan Jones. Immediate survivors include her husband, Haskell Blanton, four sons, Lowell T. Blanton of Flat Gap, Jack Blanton of Volga, Bill Blanton of Jamestown and Kendrick Blanton of Springfield, OH; two daughters, Roberta Blanton of Columbus, OH and Linda Esham of Georgetown and two sisters, Corda McKenzie of Paintsville and Vada Lowry of Columbus, OH. funeral services were conducted by Harold Salyers at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10 at the home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 14, 1972

   
CLIFTON, John A.
1972
John A. Clifton, 77, of Van Lear died Sunday, June 25 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clifton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary Belle Powers Clifton, two sons, James Clifton of Florida and John Clifton of Rome City, IN, one daughter, Gladys Clifton , and three brothers, Frank Clifton of Florida, Tom Clifton of Florida and Judge Clifton of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Mitchell Salyers and Bill Cantrell on Wednesday, June 28 at 1 p.m. in the Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Clifton Family Cemetery at Lancer under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

  
CRACE, Albert
1972
Albert Crace, 90, of Lexington died Saturday, June 24 at the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington following an illness of two years. He was a retired carpenter and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late William R. and Julia Jackson Crace. Immediate survivors include his wife, Clara Litteral Crace, three sons, Burns Crace of Lexington, Gene Crace of Brooksville, FL and Bennie Crace of Oil Springs, three daughters, Ruby Conelley of Flatwoods, Ruth Litteral of South Charleston, OH and Pearlie Blair of Oil Springs, and two brothers, Ashland Crace of Ashland and Archie Crace of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted by O. I. Williams and C. J. Sparks on Monday, June 26 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

    
FRAIL, J. Howard
1887-1972
J. Howard Frail, 84, succumbed Friday, June 9, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. K. B. Williams in Paintsville. The son of James W. and Martha Ann Donohue Frail, he was born in August 1887, in West Virginia. He had been a resident of Paintsville since 1922. He was in business in the city over that 50 year period, since early ‘40’s as Frail’s Department Store, retiring from active participation in the past few years. A charter member of Paintsville Kiwanis Club and former member of the original Chamber of Commerce, he was active in community affairs during his entire business career. He has been a member of the First United Methodist Church for a half century. His wife, Edna Gates Frail, preceded him in death ten years ago. Survivors include a son, James H. Frail, Jr., of Orlando, FL; three daughters, Mrs. Gena Williams of Paintsville, Mrs. Ilene Gambill and Mrs. Mildred Armstrong of Daytona, FL; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Maywood Frail of Charleston, WV, and sister Mrs. Lessie Seafler of Elkview, WV. Services were held Monday, June 12 in the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 14, 1972

   
JOHNSON, Ivan
1972
Ivan Johnson, 63, of Hager Hill died on Monday, June 5 at his home following an illness of several months. He was a farmer, Korean War Veteran, and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Mason and Rhoda Fitch Johnson. Immediate survivors include his wife, Anna Laura Colvin Johnson, one son, Barry Keith Johnson, of Hager Hill, three daughters, Diana Lynn Johnson, Nancy Kaye Johnson, and Sherri Lee Johnson, all of Hager Hill; two brothers, L. A. Johnson and Grant Johnson, both of Hager Hill, and three sisters, Mrs. Carna Lee Cantrell and Mrs. Mary Little, both of Hager Hill and Mrs. Bessie Little of Eubank. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Claude Preston and Rev. Richard Williams on Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at the Rock House Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

   
LEMASTER, Ray
1972
Ray V. Lemaster, 46, of Sitka died Sunday, June 4 following injuries sustained from shotgun wounds. He was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of the late Edgar Poe Lemaster and Emma Hall Lemaster. Immediate survivors include his wife, Nancy Stambaugh Lemaster, two sons, Edgar Ray Lemaster of Sitka, and Jeffery Neil Lemaster of Sitka, one daughter Shanna Sue Lemaster of Sitka, four brothers, Con Lemaster, of Winifred, Roy Lemaster of Ypsilanti, MI, Jess Lemaster of Sitka and Everett Lemaster of Sitka, and two sisters, Alma Daniels of Oregonnia, OH and Loretta Young of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Bruce Daniels and Harold Salyers on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Daniels Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

   
RICE, Marquis L.
1972
Marquis L. Rice, 77, of Paintsville died Sunday, June 25 following an extended illness. He was a retired engineer for the C & O Railroad. He was the son of the late John and Anna Elizabeth Humphrey Rice. Immediate survivors include his wife, Grace Slone Rice. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Burton of Wednesday, June 28 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

   
ROBINETT, Laura (Spradlin)
1972
Laura Spradlin Robinett, 58, of West Prestonsburg, died at 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 in the Prestonsburg General Hospital following a sudden illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of Julie Conley Spradlin and the late Sanford Spradlin. Immediate survivors include one son, James R. Robinett of West Prestonsburg, one step son, William Junior Robinett, of Chapman, two daughters, Mrs. Hester Ratliff of Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. Anna Kaye Webb of Columbus, OH; three step daughters, Imogene Chapman of New Buffalo, MI, Charlene Hacker of Chapman and Hazel Arms of Robinett, WV, three brothers, Virgil Spradlin of Lancer, KY, Norman Spradlin of Columbus, OH and Arnold Spradlin of Michigan, and three sisters, Mrs. Dora Ward and Mrs. Anna Mae Blair, both of Denver, and Mrs. Arvie Fairchild of Lancer. Funeral services were conducted by James Harrison Blair, Nim Sturgill and Hammie May at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 14, 1972

    
SALYER, Lula Belle (Blair)
1972
Lula Belle Salyer, 83, of Barnetts Creek died Saturday, June 3 at her home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Sam P. and Marinda Lemaster Blair. Immediate survivors include one son, Asbury Salyer of Barnetts Creek, and two daughters, Dorthy Bellar of Barnetts Creek and Madge McAndrews of Frankfort. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed, Prater Blair, and John Pelphrey at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 in the Barnetts Creek Untied Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

   
SANDERS, Lonnie
1972
Lonnie Sanders, 57, of Indianapolis, IN, died Wednesday, June 21 at his home following an extended illness. He was employed by the city of Indianapolis. He was the son of the late William L. and Nannie Kenney Sanders. Immediate survivors include his wife, Lizzie Rowland Sanders, two sons, Bill Sanders and Douglas Sanders, both of Indianapolis, IN, three brothers, Charles Sanders and Billy Edward Sanders, both of Hellier, and Curt Sanders of New Mexico, and two sisters, Christine Sanders and Anna Rae Sanders of Hellier. Funeral services were conducted by Scott Castle at the Hammond Creek Freewill Baptist church on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the Rowland Family Cemetery at Hammond under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

    
SCOTT, Infant
1972
Infant Scott, died shortly after her birth on Sunday, June 25 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Hebern and Charolett May Scott. Immediate survivors include three brothers, Hank Scott, Roby Scott and Randy Scott, all of Springfield, OH. Graveside rites were held on Monday, June 25 in the Scott Family Cemetery at Riceville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

  
SLONE, Dorothy
1972
Dorothy Elaine Slone, 16, of Flat Gap, was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital from injuries sustained when she apparently jumped from a moving automobile on Saturday, June 3. She was the daughter of Selse Slone and Jeanie Ruth Hughes. Immediate survivors include maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Edd parker of Blaine and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Slone of Flat Gap. Also surviving are three brothers, Dickie Lee Slone of Columbus, OH, Keith Edward Slone of Columbus, OH and David Michael Slone, also of Columbus, OH; one step brother, Joe Edward Slone of Flat Gap, three sisters, Shelia Kay Slone of Columbus, OH, Donna Jean Slone and Shirley Ann Slone, both of Columbus, OH and one step sister, Bonita Carrol Slone of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted by Homer Evans, Glenn Ross, Harrison Ferguson on Monday, June 5 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

      
STACY, Thelma (Tuzy)
1972
Thelma Tuzy Stacy, 53, of Fairborn, OH died Monday, June 26 in Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Edith Metz Tuzy. Immediate survivors include three sons, Billy Stacy of Newark, NJ, Bobby Stacy of Painesville, OH, and Ricky Stacy of Jacksonville Beach, FL, one daughter, Janice Tevis of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Marie McAllister of Van Lear and Mrs. Agnus Shrout of Kingwood, WV and one brother, Bill Tuzy of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30 by Rev. James Heard in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 5, 1972

  
STAFFORD, Burl Jr.
1972
Burl (Buster) Stafford, Jr., 46, of Paintsville died Thursday, June 15 in the Veteran’s Hospital at Huntington, WV. He was the son of the late Burl Stafford and Fannie Kennard Stafford Sammons. Immediate survivors include one son, Rodney Stafford of Indianapolis, IN, two brothers, Carl Paul Stafford of Indianapolis, IN, Everett Stafford and Albert Stafford, both of Paintsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Shipley of Hendersonville, TN, and Mrs. Pauline Burton, of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Tom Sammons and Charles Price at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 18 at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville, where American Legion Post 150 of Salyersville conducted military honors. Funeral arrangements were made by Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 21, 1972

   
VARNER, James Howard
1972
James Howard Varner, 21, of East Pont died suddenly on Friday, June 2 at River as the result of an automobile accident. He was the son of Murtie and the late George Varner. Funeral services were conducted by Bruce Spencer on Monday, June 5 at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 7, 1972

   
WALLEN, William
1972
William (Bill) Wallen, 88, of river died on Monday, June 19 at his home following an illness of seven months. He was a retired miner. He was the son of the late Robert and Anna Bryant Wallen. Immediate survivors include his wife, Gypsie Murry Wallen, five sons, Irvin Wallen and Virgil Wallen, both of Williamsport, Floyd Wallen of Tutor Key, Ballard Wallen and Melvin Wallen, both of Xenia, OH, eight daughters, Mrs. Garnett Wiley, Mrs. Betty Stapleton, Mrs. Mae Price, Mrs. Olgia Clay, Mrs. Dortha Daniel, and Mrs. Mearl Wallen, all of River, Mrs. Edith VanHoose of Wilmington, OH, and Miss Fay Wallen of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks and Charles Price on Wednesday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at the River United Baptist church. Burial followed in the Wallen Cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 28, 1972

  
WALTERS, Virgie (Hall)
1972
Virgie Walters, 81, of Meally died Tuesday, June 6, 1972 at the Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Meally Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Linnie Music Hall. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Short of Meally, two sisters, Verna Music of East Point and Lucille Short of Meally, four grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short and Bennie Blankenship on Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Meally under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 14, 1972

  
WINTER, Belva Jane (Adams)
1972
Belva Jane Adams Winter, 76, of Charleston, WV died Friday, June 16 in the Kanawha Valley Hospital in Charleston following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Thompson Litteral. Immediate survivors include her husband, A. O. winter, two sons, James C. Adams of Sitka and Lee Ray Adams of Van Lear, three step sons, Edward Winter of Elkhart, IN, Wilber winter of Nitro, WV, and Curtis Winter of Poca, WV, one step daughter, Mrs. Ruth Forbes of Nitro, WV, two brothers, Arthur Litteral of Eskdale, WV and Jess Litteral of Eskdale, WV, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Mae Butcher of Dawes, WV and Mrs. Clara Sloan of Pittsburg, PA. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19 in graveside rites at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements were made by the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 21, 1972




JULY-1972

BALDWIN, Mae
1972
Mae Baldwin, 64, of Oil Springs died Tuesday, July 25 in the Paintsville Hospital following a short illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Wince and Rebecca Spradlin Baldwin. Immediate survivors include one sister, Alma Spradlin of Denver, and three brothers, Harvey Baldwin of Oil Springs, Curtis Baldwin of Barnetts Creek, and Marion Baldwin of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted by Arnold Reed, John R. Pelphrey and Jarrett Cordle at 11 a.m.  Thursday, July 27 at the home at Oil Springs. Burial followed in the Baldwin cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

    
CANTRELL, Flora Bell (Curtis)
1972
Flora Bell Cantrell, 65, of Fuget died Thursday, July 20 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Adams Curtis. Immediate survivors include her husband, Olva Cantrell, two sons, Ernie Cantrell, of Flat Gap and Eudell Cantrell of Fuget, two daughters, Mrs. Nola Rowland of Fuget and Mrs. Ruby Rowland of Fairborn, OH, one sister, Golda Hall of Centersburg, OH, two half sisters, Ola Pennington of Red Bush and Clora Cantrell of Fuget, and two half brothers, Fonza Cantrell of Flat Gap and Buell Cantrell of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted by Charlie Estep, Arnold Reed, and Melvin Wright on Sunday, July 23 at the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap at 10 a.m. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Fuget under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

   
CONLEY, Bertha (Barnett)
1972
Mrs. Bertha Barnett Conley, 76, of Bloomfield died Sunday, July 30 at Flaget Hospital in Bardstown, after an extended illness. Survivors include her husband, B. H. “Harry” Conley, formerly of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Snider, Bloomfield, Mrs. Irene Lemaster, Ashland, and five sons, Warren, Fort Wayne, IN, Arnold, Fayettesville, Ark., Jerry, Shelbyville an Donald and Ernest, both of Bardstown. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 with burial following in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomfield. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1972

   
DANIEL, Jason Powell
1972
Jason Powell Daniel, 54, of Louisville died Saturday, July 22 at his home in Louisville. He was the son of Ollie Wheeler Daniel Preston and the late Orlando Preston. Immediate survivors include his wife, Neva Grim Daniel, one son, Jerry D. Daniel of Louisville, three brothers, Hershell Daniel of Madisonville, Clarence Daniel of Logan, WV, and William Daniel of Ashland, and six sisters, Mrs. Hazel Dalton, Mrs. Agnes Ross, and Mrs. Lizzie Davis, all of Paintsville, Mrs. Norma Davis of Huntington, WV, Mrs. Freda Conley of Danville, and Mrs. Ruby Arms of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Arnold Reed and Buell Ferguson at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at the Franks Creek United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Beckie Lemaster Cemetery at Winifred under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

   
DANIEL, John  W.
1972
John W. Daniel, 62, of River died Thursday, July 20 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of Cort and the late Ora Walters Daniel. Immediate survivors include his wife, Hazel Mollett Preston Daniel, three sons, John L. Daniel of Springfield, OH, Jay N. Daniel of River, and Billy E. Daniel of River, one step son, Muriel Preston of Tutor Key, two daughters, Mrs. Ora Alice Ward of River and Mrs. Joan Carrol Hensley of River, one step daughter, Mrs. Rita Hackeny of Gary, IN, one brother, Cort Daniel, II of River, and one sister, Mrs. Joyce Ann Young of Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks and Nim Sturgill at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the River Untied Baptist church. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 26, 1972

   
FRALEY, Martha Ellen (Payne)
1972
Martha Ellen Fraley, 84, of Thealka, died Sunday, July 9, in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Elizabeth Meade Payne. Immediate survivors include three sons, Foster (Lang) Fraley of Thealka, Charles Fraley, Jr., of Hager Hill and Rev. Don Fraley of Thealka, four daughters, Mollie Hunter of Stambaugh, Edith Sherman of West Van Lear, Louise Borders of Thealka, and Lucy Castle of Thealka, and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Ann Thompson of New Castle, IN. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 12 at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church by Rev. Irvin Castle, Rev. Orville Burchett, and Rev. Claude Preston. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 12, 1972

   
HAMPTON, George Tilon
1972
George Tilon Hampton, 57, of Rockwood, MI died Thursday, July 20 in the Veteran’s Hospital in Dearborn, MI following a brief illness. He was a mechanic. He was the son of the late Wade and Ada Davis Hampton. Immediate survivors include three brothers, Charles Hampton of Catlettsburg, Gaius F. “Tebe” Hampton of Paintsville, and Raymond of Wyandotte, MI and three sisters, Ruby McGee of Charleston, WV, Agnus Edertown of Brandywine, MD, and Betty Hollwell of Metairie, LA. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Skaggs on Monday, July 24 at 2 p.m. at the Valley Street Freewill Baptist Church in Catlettsburg. Burial followed in the Catlettsburg Cemetery under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

   
HAYSLETT, Rule  Sr.
1972
Rule Hayslett, Sr., 67, of Paintsville died on Tuesday, July 4 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired miner and barber. He was the son of the late Preston and Liza Barnett Hayslett. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mayme Deboard Hayslett; two sons, Rule Hayslett, Jr., of Louisville, and Randell Hayslett of Paintsville, and one sister, Mrs. Dosha Allen of Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted by Irvin Castle on Friday, July 7 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery at King Addition under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 12, 1972

   
MCKENZIE, Dixie (Williams)
1972
Dixie Williams McKenzie, 65, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, July 11 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Powell and Laura Salyer Williams. Immediate survivors include her husband, William McKenzie, two brothers, Belmon Williams, and Andy Williams, both of Flat Gap, and seven sisters, Miss Murzie Williams of Flat Gap, Mrs. Dexie Wright of Flat Gap, Mrs. Sip McKenzie and Mrs. Alma Bailey, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Hazel Bailey of Red Bush, and Mrs. Goldia McKenzie of Flat Gap, and Mrs. Callie Williams of Huntington, WV. Funeral services were conducted by J. T. Bailey and Willard Bailey on Friday, July 14 in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial followed in the Williams Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1972

   
MOLLETTE, James  R.
1972
James R. Mollette, 51, of Meally died Sunday, July 2 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. He was employed as a maintenance man. He was the son of Elias and the late Martha Golden Mollette. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ocilene Walters Mollette, four sons, Darwin Lee Mollette, Darell Lynn Mollette, Denvil Ray Mollette, and James Doyle Mollette, all of Meally, five daughters, Phyllis Brown of Warren, MI, Mrs. Ernest Pennington of Van Lear, Mrs. James Howard of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Raymond Reed of Meally and Mrs. Lilly Mollette, also of Meally; two brothers, David Mollette of Roanoke, VA and Bill Mollette of Boons Camp, two sisters, Mrs. Burnam Cassidy of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Francis Pinkerman of Gallipolis, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Walter Dutton at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 5, 1972

   
PATRICK, Lavena (Adams)
1972
Lavena Patrick, 70, of Paintsville died Saturday, July 29 at her home following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the Church of God. She was the daughter of the late John and Rachel Gillem Adams. Immediate survivors include two sons, William Roy Patrick of Dayton, OH and Ray Patrick of Columbus, OH, one daughter, Freda Brown of Volga, two brothers, Thurman Adams of Elna, and Fred Adams of Greenup and two sisters, Mrs. Clovie Fairchilds of Thurman, OH, and Mrs. Versie Jenkins of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniels on Monday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the Cannons Chapel Methodist Church at Volga. Burial followed in Patty Flat at Fuget under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

   
PERRY, Arthur
1972
Arthur Perry, 71, of Van Lear died Sunday, July 16 in the Paintsville Hospital. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was a retired miner. He was the son of the late Jeff and Sis Hinkle Perry. Immediate survivors include three sons, James Arthur Perry of Toledo, OH, Michael Allen Perry of Toledo, OH, Tommy Perry of Van Lear, five daughters, Ruby Wells of West Van Lear, Sally Lyons of Marion, OH, Judy Collins of Taylor, MI, Audrey Davis of Columbus, OH, and Anna Marie Williams of Indianapolis, IN, one brother, Bennie Perry of Paintsville, one sister, Mrs. Jennetta Darnley of Oak Hill, WV, also 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 19 at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Lee Music and Rev. Charles Banks. Burial followed in the Crum Cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1972

   
RANIER, Harry B.
1972
Prestonsburg businessman Harry B. Ranier, who died early Monday morning in Paintsville, was buried today at Ivel. A contractor and coal operator, he was active in Johnson, Martin and Magoffin Counties in strip mining, and spent much of his time in Paintsville directing those operations. He owned H. B. Ranier Construction Company of Prestonsburg, and was president of East Kentucky Construction and Mining Company, tipple operators at West Van Lear, Tipple Elkhorn Mining Company; R & C Processing Company; and R & R Processing and Mining Company. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Hale Ranier, and a son, Harry H. Ranier, both of Prestonsburg, Also surviving are a brother, a sister and four grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, morning at the First Untied Methodist Church in Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 5, 1972

   
SHORT, Elizabeth
1972
Elizabeth Short, 79, of Sitka died Monday, July 17 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late William and Dullcena Wells Witten. Immediate survivors include her husband, B. B. Short, one son, B. B. Short, Jr., of Sitka, one daughter, Thelma Bennett of Lebanon, OH  Funeral services were conducted by Hershell Short, Frank Webb, and Billie Blankenship on Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m. in the Meally Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Witten Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1972

   
SPARKS, John Henry
1972
John Henry Sparks, 62, of Whitehouse, died Saturday, July 8 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late Daniel and Minnie Lou Crace Sparks. Immediate survivors include his wife, Margie Ward Sparks, one step son, James Lee of Whitehouse, two foster daughters, Frances Kinkade of Meally and Mary Blevins of Wittensville and one brother, Rufus Sparks of Whitehouse. Funeral services were conducted by Selsus Dutton and Clyde R. Bowling at the Chestnut Freewill Baptist church on Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Ratliff Cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1972

   
STURGILL, Norma (Robinson)
1972
Norma Sturgill, 78, of Thealka, died Friday, July 14 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late James Henry and Rhoda Branham Robinson. Immediate survivors include four sons, Rev. James Sturgill of Auxier, Jack Sturgill of thealka, Milfrod Sturgill of Coal Grove, OH, and Edgar Sturgill of Indianapolis, IN, and one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Lafferty of Louisville, CO. Funeral services were conducted by Don Fraley and C. J. Sparks on Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m. in the Freewill Baptist church at Thealka. Burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1972



     
AUGUST-1972

 
 
BOYD, Howard
1972
Howard Boyd, 61, of Ironton, OH died Friday, August 18 in Ashland following an extended illness. He was an electrician and was affiliated with the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Mastin and Lou Van Hoose Boyd. Immediate survivors include his wife, Pauline Boyd, two sons, George H. Boyd of Ashland, and Willis K. Boyd of Chesapeake, OH, one daughter, Patricia Ann VanHoose of Paintsville, one brother, Russell Boyd of Frankfort and two sisters, Edna Mae Blevins of West Van Lear, and Myrna Meek of South Gate, MI. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Stewart on Monday, August 21, at 1 p.m. at the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Woodland Cemetery at Ironton, OH under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
BROWN, Lacy
1903-1972
Lacy Brown, 69, of Ada, OH died August 28 in his home of a heart attack. He was born January 29, 1903 in Paintsville to Wesley and Cora Blanton Brown. One March 5, 1922 he married Cloie Lemaster and she survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Bureeda Hackworth of Ada, Mrs. Betty Selvage of Alger, Mrs. Mildred Burkholder of Bluffton, Mrs. Viola Wilson of Toledo, Mrs. Elwanda Hastings of Dunkirk, Mrs. Judi Ludwig of Toledo, OH. Four sons, Claude Brown of Ada, Willis Brown of Bellefontaine, Eugene Brown of Alger, OH, and Larry Brown of Harrod; five sisters, Mrs. Dewey (Alkie) Whitaker of Cave City, KY, Mrs. Alta Gilkerson of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Beacher June Arms of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Kathleen Bone and Mrs. Myrtle Copley both of Chesapeake; four brothers, Hershel, Raymond, Gail and Wesley, Jr., all of Paintsville and 20 grandchildren. Mr. Brown was a member of the Alger Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31 in the Ada Hanson Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Selvage and the Rev. Amos Hackworht officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Alger. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

  
BROWN, Lydia (Borders)
1972
Lydia Brown, 84, of Wittensville died Tuesday, August 1 at her home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Martha Wellman Borders. Immediate survivors include three daughters, Marvel Boyd of Frankfort, Mabel Daniel of Wittensville, and Shirley Ross of Flat Gap. Funeral services will be conducted by Ellis Hamilton and Frank Spillman at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3 in the Borders Chapel of the Methodist Church at Ulysses. Burial will follow in the Borders Cemetery at Ulysses under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 2, 1972

   
CASTLE, Sylvia (Woods)
1972
Sylvia Woods Castle, 61, of Paintsville died Saturday, August 19 in the Paintsville Hospital following a year’s illness. She was the daughter of  Julia Preston Woods and the late Jasper Woods. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Daniel, of Paintsville, one brother, Jasper Fleming Woods of Paintsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Chambers of Lexington, and Mrs. Everett Blair of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston and Scott Castle on Tuesday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Town Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
CONLEY, James Willard
1972
James Willard Conley, 43, of Dayton, OH died Sunday, August 6 at Grandview Hospital following a brief illness. He was a member of the North Dayton Church of God. He was a station manager for the Bonded Oil Company. He was the son of Elmer and Viola Conley. Immediate survivors include his wife, Rhoda Roberts Conley, four sons, Eddie, Dwayne, Jeffery and Jall, all of Dayton, six sisters, Mrs. Allene Mason of Isonville, Mrs. Loretta Wheeler of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Fannie Baldwin of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Brenda Blanton, Mrs. Judy Crider and Miss Betty Sue Conley, all of Staffordsville, one brother, Nevil Conley of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted at Hyden, in Leslie County, Thursday, August 10 under direction of the Walker Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Roberts Family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
CRUM, James Esley
1972
James Esley Crum, 58, of Boons Camp, died Friday, August 18 in the Paintsville Hospital following a sudden illness. He was a disabled veteran. He was the son of the late James and Laura Spears Crum. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ollie Mae Castle Crum, four sons, James Phillip Crum of Ashland, Eugene Crum of Pontiac, MI, Leonard Ernest Crum and John Crum both of Pontiac, MI, one step son, John Crum, JR., of Boons Camp, two daughters, Audrey Faye Blevins and Dimple Raye Baldwin, both of Pontiac, MI, two step daughters, Jean Woody of Boons Camp and Ruth Meek of Dayton, OH and one brother, Frank Marion Crum of Pontiac, MI. Funeral services were conducted by Bill Tackett, Otis Bowling and Jim Daniels on Sunday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the Crum Cemetery under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
DANIELS, Winson
1972
Winson Daniel, 77, of Sitka, died Friday, August 18 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was employed by the Paintsville Sanitation Department and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist church. He was the son of the late Wyatt and Sarah Rhotten Daniel. Immediate survivors include four sons, Charles Daniel of Dayton, OH, Harmon Daniel of Oregonia, OH, James Daniel of Detroit, MI, and John Daniel of Sitka, one daughter, Lucille Bennett of Lorraine, OH; and one sister, Marinda VanHoose of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted by Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels on Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
ESTEP, Walter
1972
Walter Estep, 69, of Flat Gap, died August 25 at a local hospital after a brief illness. A construction worker by trade, he was the son of the late William and Polly Evans Estep. He was born in Johnson County in August 1903. His wife, Neva Cantrell Estep, preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Bobby Estep of Flat Gap, and five grandchildren. Mrs. Estep also is survived by three brothers and sisters, including Ambers Estep and Terese Salyer of Flat Gap and Sarah Jane Cantrell of Delaware, OH. Services were held Monday, August 28 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Rev. Orville Burchett officiating. Burial followed in the Cantrell Cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
FITCH, Charles
1972
Charles (Sweety) Fitch, 52, of Meally died Wednesday, August 30 at his home following a brief illness. He was a retired miner stemming from disability and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of Ethel Plummer Fitch and the late Troy Fitch. Immediate survivors include his wife, Freda Davis Fitch, two sons, Charles H. Fitch of Pineville, WV, and Garland Fitch of Thealka, one daughter, Carol Gottleid of Oxam Hill, MD, one brother, Paul Fitch of Williamson, WV, and one sister, Mrs. Arville Short of Meally. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short and Bennie Blankenship on Saturday, September 2 at 2 p.m. in the Meally Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 6, 1972

  
HANNAH, Danny Ray
1972
Danny Ray Hannah, infant son of Enoch and Dixie Fairchild Hannah, succumbed at birth at the Paintsville Hospital on August 27. Services were held Tuesday, August 29 at the Rock House Freewill Baptist church with Charlie Lemaster officiating. Burial followed in the Hannah Cemetery at Staffordsville. Surviving, in addition to the parents, is a brother, Enoch Douglas Hannah at home. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hannah of Staffordsville. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fairchild of Greenup. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
HORNE, Myrtie (McCloud)
1972
Myrtie Horne, 71, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, August 23 at her home following an extended illness. She was a retired school teacher and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late William I. and Hattie Conley McCloud. Immediate survivors include five sons, Francis Eugene Horne of Marion, OH, John W. Horne of Fairborn, OH, Norman L. Horne of Manila, Robert L. Horne of Marion, OH and Harold Lloyd Horne of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Eula Sammons of Meally and Mrs. Minerva Castle of Dayton, OH, two brothers, Beecher McCloud of Stambaugh and Charles McCloud of Stambaugh, and two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Kimbler and Mrs. Vivian Castle, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Williams, Rev. John Frank Ratliff and Rev. Herb Arms on Saturday, August 26 at 11 a.m. in the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Horne Family Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
KEEN, Roger 
1972
Roger Keen, 21 of Wabash, IN, was killed in an automobile accident on Friday, August 4 near Wabash. He was employed by the Smelting Corporation in Wabash. He was the son of Jimmy and Maxine Honeycutt Keen. Immediate survivors include his wife, Kathy Keen, one son, James Lee Keen of Wabash, IN and three brothers, Tim Keen of Paintsville and Terry and Danny Keen both of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lee Music on Tuesday, August 8 at 2 p.m. at the Philadelphia Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Arland Wells Cemetery at Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 16, 1972

   
LAWSON, Loucinda
1972
Loucinda Lawson, 69, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, August 20 in the Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Enoch and Mary Daniels Lawson. Immediate survivors include three sons, Ruford Lawson of Lowmansville, Okie Lawson of Union, OH, and Jasper Lawson of Dayton, OH, six daughters, Mrs. Delphia Runkle of Piova, OH, Mrs. Mary Wilkson of Bellefontaine, OH, Mrs. Laney Sweat of Piova, OH, Mrs. Lillie Rice of Union, OH, Mrs. Ethel Wright of Las Almito, CA, and Mrs. Suzie Burchett of Lowmansville, two brothers, Jim Lawson of Pedro, OH, and Tom Lawson of Wheelersburg, OH, and one sister, Mrs. Laury Miller of Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks, O. I. Williams and Florida Lyons at Georges Creek United Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 23 at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the Lawson Family Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
LEMASTER, Columbus
1908-1972
Columbus Lemaster, 63. of 1114 Pawnes Ave., died Sunday in Paintsville, Kentucky. Born December 9, 1908 in Johnson Co., Ky. Survivors are his wife, Thelma Spears Lemaster; two sons, Billy and Buford Lemaster; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Sparks, Mrs. Ronald Cooke and Mrs. Terry Davis; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, James, Jay and Lawan Lemaster and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Wilson, Mrs. Harvey Clemens and Miss Mattie Lemaster. Funeral services wil! be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Stone Valley United Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Corbet Jenkins, Rev. Homer Church and Rev. Eual McKenzie. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wsppner Funeral Home. New Journal- August 28, 1972, Mansfield Ohio  Submitted by Kim Donley 2009

   
MAY, McConnell
1972
McConnell May, 59, of Leander died Friday, August 18 at his home following a sudden illness. He was a miner and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Ballard and Minnie Spradlin May. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Preston May, two sons at home, John Walter May and Paul David May, four daughters, Connie Jo May, at home, Linda Stylers of Columbus, OH, Alka Salyers of Plain City, OH, and Janet Ward of Denver; six brothers, Patrick May of Louisa, Arnold May of Paintsville, T. H. May of Leander, Hargus May of Jackson, MI, Ted May of Wheelersburg, OH, and German May of Oil Springs; and seven sisters, Virgie O’Bryan of Paintsville, Dora Blair of Winn, Alka Nichols of Marion, OH, Myrtie Blair of Leander, Malta Blair of Denver, Ruby O’Keefe of Indianapolis, IN, and Omega Curmitt of Charlotte, NC. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed and Virgil Howard on Sunday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the Beechwall United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the May Cemetery at Leander under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
MAYO, William (O'Bryan)
1972
William O’Bryan Mayo, 74, of Gibsonia, PA died Friday, August 4 at his home. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He was a retired executive of the Eastern Associated Coal Company, former executive director of the Laurel Rest Home in Uniontown, PA and served as a board member and past president of the Connellsville, PA State General Hospital. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Bane Mayo, one son, William O’Bryan Mayo, Jr., of Charlottesville, VA, three daughters, Mrs. Donald Beckett of Pittsburg, PA, Mrs. William Grarlatt, Jr. Blackstone, VA, Mrs. Kenneth S. Hobbs of Gibsonia, PA, one brother, Walter T. Mayo of Sun City, AZ, and one sister, Mrs. Ronald Harris of Winifred. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
MCKENZIE, Maude (Tackett)
1891-1972
Maude McKenzie, 80, a former Johnson Countian who had been living in Dayton, OH, succumbed there Thursday, August 24, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Moses and Susan Shaffer Tackett, she was born here in November, 1891. Her husband, Robie McKenzie, preceded her in death in August, 1967. Survivors include two sons, Ray Vern McKenzie of Trotwood, OH, and Robie McKenzie of Dayton; three daughters, Kathleen Fitchpatrick, Gladys McKenzie and Edna Susan Cochran, all of Dayton. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Paris Tackett, Wayne Tackett and Mrs. Shirley Wilson, all of Staffordsville, and Mrs. Mayme Dyer of Wheelersburg, OH. Fourteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. Services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Sunday, August 27 with Alfred Frazier Jr., and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
MOLLETT, Joe D.
1972
Joe D. Mollett, 92, a resident at the Jenny Wiley Nursing Home, died at the nursing home on Thursday, Aug 10. He was the son of the late William E. and Elizabeth Branham Mollett. Immediate survivors include his son, William Mollett of Patona, WV, four daughters, Clara Austin of Van Lear, Laura Meek of Hamden, OH, Dalphne Estep of Columbus, OH, and Alice Beggly of Dry Hill, and one sister, Roxie Crum of Dauella. Funeral services were conducted by J. W. Holcomb on Saturday, Aug 12 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 16, 1972

   
MUSIC, Fred
1972
Fred Music, 72, of East Point died Sunday, Aug 13 at Meally following a sudden illness. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and was a retired employee of the Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company. He was the son of the late John and Sola Spradlin Music. Immediate survivors include his wife, Vernie Hall Music, two daughters, Mrs. Billye Howard and Miss Juanita Music, both of Van Lear, three brothers, Dewey Music of East Point, John Music of Ashland, and Everett Music of Hager Hill and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Flat Gap, Mrs. Ollie Lyons of East Point, and Mrs. Sally Moles of Little Hocking, OH. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short and Bennie Blankenship on Tuesday, Aug 15 at the Meally Church of Christ at 2 pm Burial followed in the Music Family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 16, 1972

   
SPEARS, Frank
1972
Frank Spears, 50, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, August 30 in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, WV, following an extended illness. He was a barber and was affiliated with the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Edgar and Victoria McFaddin Spears. Immediate survivors include his wife, Gloria Huff Spears, two sons, Ronnie Spears and Keith Spears, both of West Van Lear, one daughter, Saundra Blevins of West Van Lear, three brothers, Walter Spears of Clearwater, FL, Darman Spears of Collista, and Harmon Spears of Springfield, OH, and three sisters, Fannie Meade of Van Lear, Arlene Johnson of Hager Hill and Jenny Hall of Martin. Funeral services were conducted by Clarence Lemaster on Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 6, 1972

   
TRIMBLE, Leroy
1972
Leroy Trimble, 43, of Hamilton, OH died Tuesday, August 1, after a sudden illness. Born August 14, 1928 at Barnetts Creek, he was the son of Doshia Blair Trimble and the late Conroy Trimble. Mr. Trimble was employed by the Cincinnati Enquirer as a proofreader at the time of his death. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Immediate survivors include his wife, Paula Mathews Trimble, a son, Randy, and a daughter, Peggy, all of Hamilton. In addition to his mother, he also is survived by three brothers, Kermit, of Barnetts Creek, Kenneth of Columbus, OH and Clifford Trimble of Ashland, and two sisters, Mrs. Chloie Blanton of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Catherine Colvin of Leander. Services were held Friday, August 4 at the Little Paint United Baptist Church of Oil Springs, with Prater Blair and Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 9, 1972

   
VANHOOSE, Fanny (Scarberry)
1972
Fanny VanHoose, 68, of Johnson County, died August 22 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Son Butcher of Whitehouse following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Jake and Mary Skaggs Scarberry. Immediate survivors include one brother, Oscar Scarberry of Ashland, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Hicks of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Son Butcher of Whitehouse. Funeral services were conducted by Herman Deboard and Ezekial Lyons on Thursday, August 24 at 1 p.m. at the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
WALTERS, Laura (Spriggs)
1972
Laura Walters, 83, of River, died Wednesday, August 2 at her home following a one year illness. She was a housewife and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Linchie Belle Price Spriggs. Immediate survivors include six sons, Wince Walters of Offutt, Gaylord Walters and Taulbee Walters, Jr., of Columbus, OH, John L. Walters and Vern Walters of Williamsport, and Gene Walters of East Point, and four daughters, Mrs. Neva Lee Grims of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Ethel Wallen of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Nannie Hall of McDowell and Mrs. Faye Ward of Offutt. Funeral services were conducted by Glenn Arrowood, Earl Muncy, and C. J. Sparks at 11 a.m. Friday, August 4 at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Williamsport under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 9, 1972

   
WELLS, Charlie Arthur
1972
Charlie Arthur Wells, 67, of Van Lear died Thursday, August 24 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of Cora Honeycutt and the late George Moses Wells. Immediate survivors include his wife, Jennie Ward Wells, three sons, Charles Wells of Van Lear, Jerry Wells of Thornville, OH, and Paul Henry Wells of Paintsville, four daughters, Mrs. Francis Honaker of Virginia Beach, Miss Lois Wells of Van Lear, Mrs. Janet Vance of Severn, MD and Mrs. Carol Davis of Van Lear, five brothers, George Wells of West Van Lear, John Wells, of Van Lear, Willie Wells of Van Lear, Woodrow Wells of West Van Lear, and Henry Wells of South Point, OH and three sisters, Mrs. Mag Collins of Van Lear, and Mrs. Eula Williams of Van Lear and Mrs. Mable Adams of Henryville, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman Saturday, August 26 at 2 p.m. in the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
WHITT, Sherman
1972
Sherman Whitt, 70, of Paintsville, died Friday, Aug 11 at his home following a brief illness. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late William and Mary Chaffins Whitt. Immediate survivors include two sons, John W. Whitt, and William J. Whitt, both of Paintsville, four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ray of Pikeville, Mrs. Hattie Kestner of Flat Gap, Mrs. Addie Steel of Sciotoville, OH and Mrs. Elizabeth Blevins of Offutt, and one brother, James Whitt of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted by Lee Music and Otis Bowling at the home of Mrs. Kestner at Flat Gap on Monday, Aug 14 at 2 p. m . Burial followed in the Swamp Branch Cemetery at Swamp Branch under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 16, 1972

   
WILLIAMS, Thomas H.
1972
Thomas H. Williams, 74, of Oil Springs, died Wednesday, August 9 at the Mt. View Rest Home in Salyersville, following an extended illness. He was a retired pipe fitter. He was the son of the late Daniel Boone and Rhoda Cooper Williams. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lou Williams, one son, Carl Williams of Dayton, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Glen Conley of Oil Springs, Mrs. Bob Johnson of Richmond, Mrs. Frank Davis of Sciotoville, OH, Mrs. Jack Salyers of Flat Gap and one sister, Mrs. Hoyt Osborne, of Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Arnold Reed on Saturday, August 12 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1972

   
YOUNG, Abby Lynn
1972
Abby Lynn Young, infant daughter of Albert and Lillie Mae Kestner Young of Paintsville, died August 21 in the Paintsville Hospital. Grave side rites were held on Wednesday, August 23 under direction of Richard Williams at the Church Family cemetery at Tutor Key. Burial followed in the Church Family Cemetery under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972

   
YOUNG, Herbert
1972
Barnetts Creek resident Herbert Young, 66, succumbed August 24 at a local hospital after an extended illness. The son of Hattie Murray Young and the late Monroe Young of Lowmansville, he was born in Johnson County, in October 1905. A member of the Freewill Baptist Church, he was a miner by trade, and was a veteran of WWII. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Lizzie Blair Young, and two daughters, Mary Lou Young and Loretta Young of Barnetts Creek. Surviving brothers and sisters include Herschell Young of Lowmansville, Jay Young of Staffordsville, Clarence Young of San Francisco, Lawrence Young of Columbus, and Mrs. Georgie Little of Huntington. Scott Castle and Charlie Lemaster officiated at services held Sunday, August 27 at the Third Street Freewill Baptist church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 30, 1972



   
SEPTEMBER-1972
   
BENTLEY, Ira
1972
Ira Bentley, 55, of Paintsville died Monday, September 4 in the Paintsville Hospital following a 4-year illness. He was retired. He was a native of Jenkins and was the son of the late Martin and Angeline Bentley. Immediate survivors include his wife, Opal Borders Bentley, three brothers, Russell Bentley of Catlett, VA, Davis Bentley of Pennsylvania, and Jasper Bentley of Fontana, CA, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Parker of Suitland, MD, and Mrs. Opal Brumett of Manassas, VA. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, September 6 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Stanley Borders and Earl Gillispie at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

   
BOWLING, William Paris
1972
William Paris Bowling, 89, of East Point, died Wednesday, September 27 in Grundy, VA following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Webb Bowling. Immediate survivors include six sons, Virgil Bowling of Grundy, VA, Steward Bowling of Kenton, OH, Julius Bowling of Van Lear, Henry Bowling of van Lear, Demart Bowling of Middletown, OH, and Edgar Bowling of Middletown, OH and four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hyden of East Point, Mrs. Mary Wilson of Silver Springs, MD, Mrs. Vertirice Rizetts of Littleton, MA and Mrs. Ernestine Smith of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Mitchell Salyers at 11 a.m. Friday, September 29 at the Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

   
CLAY, Mrs. E. M.  (Vaughan)
1972
Mrs. E. M. Clay of Paintsville succumbed September 29 after an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of Bascom and Louisa Davis Vaughan. Mrs. Clay was the former owner of the Carolyn Clay Shoppe in Paintsville. A member of the First United Methodist Church for the past 50 years, she also was a member of the D.A.R. and was long active in Red Cross work. Her husband, E. M. Clay died in 1950. Survivors include a son, E. Maxwell Clay of Lawrenceville, VA, three daughters, Mrs. Hansel Wiley and Mrs. William G. Bailey of Paintsville and Mrs. Roger Womack of Carlisle, and a sister, Miss Mary Vaughan of Paintsville, six grandchildren also survive. Services were held Sunday, October 1, at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev.
J. H. Burton officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers included J. B. Wells, John E. Cooper, John M. Trimble, Joe Redcliff, W. C. Bailey, O. T. Dorton and Dr. Lon Hall. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

  

CONLEY, Sudie (Lowe)
1905-1972
Sudie Lowe Conley, 67, of Hager Hill, died Tuesday, Sep 12, at her home after an extended illness. Born in Morgan County in August 1905, she was the daughter of Larkin and Martha Adams Lowe, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Wroth Conley, died in January 1959. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Hartie Adams of Hager Hill, and three brothers, Elbert Lowe of Middletown, OH, Ernest Lowe and Edward Lowe both of Morehead. Services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Thursday, Sep 14, with Rev. Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

  
DANIEL, Bruce
1972
Bruce Daniel, 23, of Nippa died as the result of a traffic accident on Rt. 581 north of Paintsville on Sunday, September 10. He was the son of Anna Ruth Daniel. Immediate survivors include three brothers, William Kermit Daniel of Paintsville, Dallas Daniel of Nippa and Glenville Daniel, also of Nippa, and one sister, Mrs. Patricia Ann Wright of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Claude Preston at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 13 at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery at Nippa under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

  
DANIELS, Frank  Sr.
1888-1972
Retired engineer Frank Daniels, Sr., 84, of West Van Lear, succumbed Saturday, Sep 16, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Okie Fraley, also of West Van Lear. Born May 5, 1888, at Whitehouse, he was the son of Ham and Mary McFarland Daniels. Seven sons and four daughters survive. They include Shirley Daniels, Albert Daniels, and G. H. Daniels of Thelma, Norton Daniels of Dayton, OH; Frankie Daniels, Jr. and Douglas Daniels of Silver Creek, NY, Jess Daniels of Cliff, Mrs. Ethel Penix of Silver Creek, Mrs. Beatrice Daniels of Van Lear, Mrs. Okie Fraley of West Van Lear, and Mrs. Mable Fraley of Kopperston, WV. Forty-three grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren also survive. Newt Music, Charles Banks and Hershell Fields officiated at services on Tuesday, Sep 19, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Old Friendship Memorial Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

  
FASNACHT, Lillian (Williams)
1972
Mrs. Lillian (Williams) Fasnacht of Massillon, OH died recently in a Massillon hospital. Born in Paintsville, she was a Kentucky resident for 40 years. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church at Waynesburg, KY. Survivors include her husband and two sons, Ellwood Reynolds of Dallas, TX and Glenn Reynolds of Canton, OH, five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Lightman of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Blanche Halsey of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Al Schnabelen of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Thomas Gardner and Mrs. Willard Mottice of Canton. Funeral services were held at the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hallinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Maurice D. White officiating. Burial was in Massillon Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

  
GREEN, Hobart
1972
Hobart Green, 75, of Blaine, died Wednesday, September 27 at his home following a 3-year illness. He was a retired farmer and was affiliated with the United Baptist church. He was the son of the late Garfield and Ellen Lemaster Green. Immediate survivors include his wife, Zora Ross Green, one son, Howard Green of Blaine, and one daughter, Mrs. Edith Wheeler of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Jesse Cordle, J. T. Bailey, and Lonza Reed at the Old Hood United Baptist Church at Blaine at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 30. Burial followed in the Old Hood Church Cemetery at Blaine under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

  
GRIFFITH, Bertie Marie (Blair
1972
Mrs. Bertie Marie Griffith, 45, of Oil Springs died Friday, September 29 near Campton as the result of an auto accident on the Mountain Parkway. She was employed as a waitress at the Starfire Motel in Paintsville and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the Sina Blanton Blair and the late Lindsey Blair. Immediate survivors include one son, Edgar Ray Griffith at home, four brothers, Charles Blair of Volga, Howard Blair of Thackery, OH, Carl Blair of Springfield, OH, and Glen Blair of Thelma and two sisters, Juanita Rowe of Oil Springs and Linda Cantrell of Waynesville, OH. Funeral services were conducted by James H. Blair and Lonza Reed at the home at Oil Springs on Monday, October 2 at 1 p.m. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

   
HAMPTON, Harry F.
1972
Harry F. (Rickie) Hampton, 15, of Wittensville died September 9 on Rt. 23 north of Paintsville as the result of a traffic accident. He was the son of Howard an Anna Jaynes Hampton. Immediate survivors include five brothers, all of Wittensville, Dennie Hampton, Lincoln Hampton, William H. Hampton, James J. Hampton, and Charles Eulas Hampton, and five sisters, Mrs. Barbara Percy of Van Lear, Mrs. Bonnie C. Reffett of Lovely, Laura K. Hampton, Anna Robin Hampton, and Sodianna Lynn Hampton, all of Wittensville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Stapleton and Rev. Harold Stevenson at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hampton Family Cemetery at Wittensville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

  
MCCARTY, Forest
1972
Forest McCarty, 83, of Ashland died Sunday, September 3 at the Elmwood Nursing Home at Catlettsburg following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Will and Ida Pennington McCarty. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ella McKenzie McCarty, three sons, Dallas McCarty of Ashland, Douglas McCarty of Ashland, and James H. McCarty of Flatwoods, one half-brother, Espa McCarty of Oil Springs, and one half-sister, Irene McCarty of Keaton. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Travis on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the McCarty Family Cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 6, 1972

   
HORNE, Rouie (Conley)
1972
Mrs. Rouie Horne, 70, of Rock House died Monday, September 11 in the Paintsville Clinic following a 3-month illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Rose McFarland Conley. Immediate survivors include her husband, Robie Horne, three sons, Athol Horne of Columbus, OH, Charles Horne of Clyde, OH, and Paul Horne of Rock House, one daughter, Mrs. Carl Blair of Barnetts Creek, and three brothers, Orville Conley of Winchester, James Conley of Raceland, and Ray Conley of Rock House. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston, Charlie Lemaster, and Richard Williams on Wednesday, September 13 at 2 p.m. at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Horne Cemetery at Rock House under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

   
MEADE, Dr. Howard Leslie
1919-1972
Dr. Howard Leslie Meade, 53, of King Addition, Paintsville, died Wednesday, September 27, at the Cleveland Medical Clinic in Cleveland, OH. The son of Arnollis and Beaulah Ward Meade, he was born March 19, 1919, in Paintsville. He was engaged in the practice of dentistry in Paintsville from 1953 until 1969, when he was forced into early retirement by his health. He was a former member of the Paintsville Board of Education, serving for two terms, and a member of the Johnson County Medical Association and Kentucky Medical Association. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Williams, Meade, three sons, Don Cecil Meade, David Leslie Meade and Phillip Lee Meade; three brothers, Arnollis Meade of Lexington, Charles Meade of Washington, and Curtis Meade of Detroit, and two sisters, Mrs. Lourita Sullivan of San Francisco and Mrs. Helen Pack of Washington. Services were held September 29 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial followed in the Meade family cemetery at Volga. Active pall bearers were Greg Meade, Harold Hall, Charles D. Williams, Greg VanHoose, Tom Meade, Bob Meade, and Ken Meade. Honorary pallbearers were Oran Teater, Davis S. Jones. J. K. Wells, Robert Conley, Dr. Joe Spears, Dr. Joe Rapier, Dr. William Blair, Dr. M. M. Hall and Otto Baldridge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

   
MURRAY, Mary
1972
Mary Murray, 81, of Paintsville, died Thursday, September 28 in Paintsville following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Elijah and Suzzie Stapleton Brown. Immediate survivors include two sons, Curtis Thompson of Springfield, OH and Clyde Thompson of Dayton, OH, one step son Ocie Murray of Jenkins, two daughters, Mrs. Irene Castle of River and Mrs. Margie Rowland of McDowell, WV, and three step daughters, Sylvia Murray of Huntington, WV, Alice Fairchild of Nippa and Zelda Salyers of Adams, and one sister, Merida Brown of Stambaugh. Funeral services were conducted by Charles Stapleton and O. I. Williams on Sunday, October first at the River United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

   
MEADE, May
1972
May Meade, a retired teacher, died Sunday, Sep 17, at the age of 65. Miss Meade succumbed at a Lexington hospital, after an illness of several weeks. A Paintsville resident, she was born in May, 1907, at Oil Springs, the daughter of Fred and Lola Butler Meade. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Crate Rice, Mrs. Robert Gunning, Mrs. W. C. Bailey and Mrs. Hysel Burchett, all of Paintsville, and Mrs. William Welch of Lexington. Services were held Wednesday, Sep 20, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy Reynolds and Rev. Lowell Rice officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

  
MONTGOMERY, C. E.
1972
C. E. Montgomery of Beech Grove died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 in the St. Francis Hospital. A native of Paintsville, he is survived by his father, Willy Montgomery, his wife, Pauline Montgomery, one daughter, Karen Sue, and two sons, Floyd R. Montgomery and Charles M. Montgomery. Those attending the funeral from here were Burt Montgomery, Rev. Willie Montgomery, Marvin Montgomery, Joe Montgomery, Louise Montgomery, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Montgomery and family from Paintsville. From Springfield, OH, Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson and family, and from Ashtabula, OH, those attending were Mrs. And Mrs. Steve Candala and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank  Nelson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Addair, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Long, Mrs. Lora Long, Mrs. Rebecca Shannon, and Mrs. Rosa Lee Long, and from Mississippi, Mrs. Eddie Hamilton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 27, 1972

   
MUSIC, Willis
1972
Willis Music, 53, of Slade died Tuesday, September 19 at Slade. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late William (Bill) and Maggie Hurt Music. Immediate survivors include his wife, Dorothy Pack Music, two stepsons, Buster Burchett of Fairborn, OH and James Eric Daniel of Williamsport, and four step daughters, Kathy Sue Daniels of Williamsport, Jeanna Lou Daniels of Williamsport, Rita Nolene Daniels and Pamela Marie Daniels, all of Williamsport, two brothers, Eliga Music of David and Clint Music of Meally, and four sisters, Mrs. Oma Elkins of Meally, Goldie Huff of Meally, Laura Childers of David and Mayme Music of Bonnafe, FL. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. short at 11 a.m. Friday September 22 at the Meally Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Music Family cemetery at Meally under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 27, 1972

   
PERRY, Frankie
1972
Frankie Perry, 20, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, Sep 15, at Warsaw, IN, as the result of a car accident. He was the son of Benjamin and Effie Cordell Perry, and was born in Johnson County in March 1952. His wife, Kathy Sparks Perry, survives. Other survivors include three brothers and three sisters, Hedgel Perry and Elbert Perry of Warsaw, Captain Walter Perry of Fort Campbell, Mrs. Leonard Fannin of Paintsville, Mrs. Loretta Johnson of Cooksville, OH and Mrs. George Campbell of Fonda, KY. Rev. Albert Whitaker officiated at services held Monday, Sep 18, at the Van Lear Freewill Baptist church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

       
SELVAGE, Jean Catherine
1972
Jean Catherine Selvage, an infant, died Monday, September 25 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born to J. C. and Beulah D. Adams Selvage of Wittensville. She is also survived by one sister, Jamie Carol Selvage of Wittensville. Paternal grandparents are Clayton and Louise Selvage and the maternal grandparents are Lester and Marshia Adams of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Hondel Adams on Wednesday, September 27 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Adams Cemetery at Turner Branch under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday October 4, 1972

 
SIMPSON, Frank
1972
Frank Simpson, of New Lexington, OH , a former Johnson County resident, was killed September 24 in Ohio in an automobile accident. Born in Carter County in May 1921, he was the son of Missouri Simpson and the late William Simpson. Surviving, in addition to his mother, is his wife, Verna Scott Simpson, a daughter, Mrs. Sandy Berry of Columbus, and two sons, Ross of New Lexington, and Mike, who lives in Virginia. Surviving brothers and sisters include Charlie Simpson of Ulysses, Walter Simpson of Offutt, Roy Simpson of Willard, Norman Simpson of Michigan and Mable Duty of Meally. Burial was in New Lexington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

 
SLONE, Virgil
1972
Virgil Slone, 71, of Sitka, died Saturday, September 30 in the Paintsville Hospital following a one day illness. He was a prominent fruit farmer and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late J. M. Slone and Minnie Sparks Slone. Immediate survivors include his wife, Augusta Harris Slone, one daughter, Mrs. Elma Jean McCarty of Hillards, OH three half brothers, Clarence Slone of Sitka, Regnald Slone of Paintsville, and James Slone of Paintsville, one half sister, Miss Clarice Slone of Paintsville and two sisters, Mrs. Hobert McKenzie of Fuget, and Mrs. Irvin Castle of Paintsville. Also surviving is his step mother, Jane McKenzie Slone. Funeral services were conducted by Buell Ferguson, Tommie Bailey, Jessie Cordial on Monday, October 2 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Old Hood Cemetery at Winifred under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972

 
TRIMBLE, Doshia ((Blair)
1897-1972
Doshia Trimble, 75, of Barnetts Creek, succumbed Monday, Sep 18, at the home of a son, Kermit Trimble, also of Barnetts Creek. The daughter of Alamander and Artelia Blair, she was born in Sep 1897, in Johnson County. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Conroy Trimble, preceded her in death in 1971. Survivors include three sons, Kermit Trimble, Clifford Trimble, of Ashland and Kenneth Trimble of Columbus, OH; and two daughter, Mrs. Chloe Blanton of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Kathaleen Colvin of Leander, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren also survive. Other immediate survivors include Prater Blair of Huntington, WV, Gay Blair of London, and Wayne Blair of Oil Springs. Services were held Wednesday, Sep 20 at the Caudill Fork United Baptist church at Oil Springs, with Francis Blair, Eual Baldwin and Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 20, 1972

   
WHEELER, Erie (Rice)
1972
Mrs. Erie Wheeler, 76, of Oil Springs, died September 7 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Green and Cora Davis Rice. Immediate survivors include five sons, Wayne Wheeler of Oil Springs, Paul Wheeler and Robert Wheeler, both of Oil Springs, Francis Wheeler of Springfield, OH, and Marshall Wheeler of Barnetts Creek, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Arnett of Sciotoville, OH, and Mrs. William Gabbe of Riverside, CA, and five brothers, Frank Rice of Orlando, FL, Grant Rice of Ft. Myers, FL, Charles Rice of Falcon, Roy Rice of Centerville, OH, and Johnnie Rice of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Melvin Blanton on Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church at Oil Springs. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Wheelersburg under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 13, 1972

   
WILLIAMS, Charles Vaughan
1972
Charles Vaughan Williams, 40, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, September 20 at his home following a sudden illness. He was a teacher and was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church. He was also a Korean War veteran. He was the son of the late V. S. and Nova Jayne Williams. Immediate survivors include two brothers, Dr. Gerald Williams of Ormond Beach, FL and Paul Williams of Maitland, Fl and three sisters, Mrs. Kathaleen Nickell of Orlando, FL, Jean Grindstaff of Sanford, FL, and Mrs. Mary Patrick of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. H. Burton at the First United Methodist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 27, 1972

    
WRIGHT, Prudie Jean (Cantrell)
1972
Prudie Jean Wrigth, 36, of Paintsville died Tuesday, September 26 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland. She was the daughter of Hallick and Polly Cantrell Cantrell. Immediate survivors include her husband, Willie Wright, two sons, Danny Wright and James Wright, at home, one daughter, Linda Wright at home; four brothers, Chester Cantrell and Orville Cantrell, both of Troy, OH, and Johnny Cantrell and David Cantrell, both of Greenup, and six sisters, Virgie Farris of Troy, OH, Gladys Davis of Sunbury, OH, Gertrude Hunt of Delaware, OH, Versie Miller and Ruth Taylor both of Troy, OH and Mabel Simpson of Delaware, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Lonnie Wright on Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Williams Cemetery at Flat Fork under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 4, 1972


      
OCTOBER-1972
   
  
   

BURCHETT, Lonnie
1893-1972
Services were held Wednesday, October 18 for Lonnie Burchett, 79, of Elna. Mr. Burchett, a retired farmer and lifelong Elna resident, died October 15 at his home after an extended illness. Born June 2, 1893, he was the son of David and Amanda Stapleton Burchett. He was a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Elsie McKenzie Burchett, and two sons, Leondis Burchett of Midway, OH and LaVaughan Burchett of Xenia, OH. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. A brother, Taylor Williams and Scott Williams officiated at services held at the Cold Springs United Baptist church at Elna. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

  
BUSH, Arnold
1917-1972
Arnold Bush, 55, of Paintsville succumbed October 11 at his home in Woodland Court, after an illness of several months. He was born in Paintsville on January 8, 1917, the son of Andy and Ellen Cooper Bush. Mr. Bush was a member of the First Church of God. There were no immediate survivors. He was the nephew of O. C. Cooper of Paintsville and Minta Stapleton of Hager Hill, and brother-in-law of Mrs. Hazel Bush of Pikeville. Services were held in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home on Friday, October 13, with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

   
CASTLE, Everett
1972
Everett Castle, 58, of Lowmansville died Sunday, October 29 at Ashland following an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of Lousina Ward Castle and the late Dow Castle. Immediate survivors include his wife, Dorothy Mae Bryant Castle, two brothers, James Hobart Castle of Hurricane, WV and Ermal Castle of Charleston, SC, and three sisters, Dorothy Hunt of Detroit, MI, Sylvia Stacy of Fairborn, OH, and Fannie Pruitt of Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted by F. M. Gambill, Arnold Price, and Nathan Gibson on Wednesday, November 1 at 2 p.m. at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

    
CAUDILL, Jesse F.
1972
Jesse F. Caudill, 64, of Sitka, died Thursday, October 26 in the Paintsville Hospital following a short illness. He was a miner and farmer. He was the son of the late John Henry and Lou Sparks Caudill. Immediate survivors include his wife, Ruby Crislip Caudill, three sons, Ochal Caudill of Urbana, OH, James Cecil Caudill of Urbana, OH, and Willis Ray Caudill of Troy, OH, five step daughters, Patricia Picklesimer of Sitka, Margie Mounts of Arcanum, OH, Jo Ann Walls of Paintsville, Betty Heuser of Chicago, IL and Elizabeth Stafford of Englewood, OH, and one brother, Ervin Caudill of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniel and Rev. Edward Salyer at the home at Sitka on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Burial followed in the Caudill Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

   
CONLEY, Claudie
1972
Claudie Conley, 90, of Sheridan, IN died Sunday, October 29, at the River View Hospital in Noblesville, IN following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John E. and Susan James Conley. Immediate survivors include two sons, Willard Conley of New Paris, OH and Chester Conley of New Paris, OH, and one sister Mrs. Mildred Nelson of Sheridan, IN. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston on Wednesday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the Horn Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

    
CONLEY, Dude
1972
Dude Conley, 84, of Oil Springs, died Friday, October 27 in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg following an extended illness. He was a retired oil field worker and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late Katherine Conley. Immediate survivors include two step sons, Gail Trimble of Livermore, and C. H. Trimble of California, and one step daughter, Edith May Sarcuss of Pittsburgh, PA. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. T. Womack, Jr., and Rev. Melvin Blanton in the Paintsville Funeral Home chapel at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 29. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

   
CONLEY, Sybil (Stapleton)
1972
Sybil Stapleton Conley, died Friday, October 27 in Orlando, FL following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Sam and Matilda Stapleton. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mary Evelyn, and one grandson, also, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Fannin of Akron, OH, and two brothers, Henry Stapleton of Paintsville and Claude Stapleton of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were conducted in Orlando, FL. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1972

   
DAVIS, Julia (Welch)
1972
Julia Coonie Davis, 74, of Thealka died Monday, October 16 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Mary Jane Wells Welch. Immediate survivors include three sons, Charles E. Davis of Paintsville, Chadwick Davis of Meally, and Garland Whitten of Cincinnati, OH; one daughter, Freda Fitch of Meally, one brother, John Welch of Huntington, WV, and two sisters, Evelyn Skague of Van Lear and Virgie Witten of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at the Meally Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Davis Family cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
FAIRCHILD, Henry
1886-1972
Henry Fairchild, 86, a former Johnson Countian living in Louisville for the past three years, succumbed there October 13 after a short illness. He was born in Johnson County in September 1886, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Conley Fairchild. Mr. Fairchild was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Hannah McKenzie Fairchild, preceded him in death in October 1960. Survivors include a son, Tom Fairchild, and two daughters, Mrs. Jewell Cantrell and Mrs. Ethel Lemaster, all of Louisville. Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. A sister, Mrs. Ed Blanton, lives at Win. Services were held Monday, October 16 at the Low Gap United Baptist Church, with Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Low Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

   
GOBLE, Curwood
1972
Curwood Goble, 60, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, October 4 after a vehicle accident north of Paintsville. The son of Millard and Janie Harril Goble, he was born December 29, 1911 at Prestonsburg. He was a member of the Church of God at Paintsville. His wife, Marietta Fairchild Goble survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Walter Goble of Georgetown and Pete Goble of Riverview, MI; four sisters, June Grey, Mary Cecil, Helen Craig and Jo Anne Lynn all of Taylor, MI; two half brothers, Jimmy Goble of Prestonsburg, and Gary Goble of Richmond, VA; three half sisters, Sharon Helton of Lexington, Margie Kendrick of Prestonsburg, and Judy Price of Maryland; and two step sisters, Doris Lafferty and Peggy George of Prestonsburg. Services were held October 7 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Raymond Wright and Woodrow Frisby officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

   
GRAY, J. D.
1972
Services were held here Monday, October 16 for J. D. Gray, 46, of Detroit, who died October 11 in the Veteran’s Hospital at Allen Park, MI. Born in Rogersville, AL in march, 1926, he was the son of Mamie Butler and the late Buford Gray. He was a mechanic by trade. Survivors include his wife, Frances VanHoose Gray; two sons, J. D. Gray, Jr., and James David Gray of Taylor, MI, a daughter, Mrs. Deborah L. Forcier of Lincoln Park, MI, a step son Gary Witten of Lake Wales, FL and a step daughter, Mrs. Karen Gray of Taylor. Also surviving are a half sister, Mrs. Sybil Smith of Rogersville, and six half brothers, Percy and Edward Butler of Rogersville, Robert, Don and Lawrence Butler of Detroit, and James Paul Butler of Washington. Elder C. J. Sparks officiated at graveside rites Monday in the VanHoose Cemetery at Tutor Key. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

   
JONES, Lillian M.
1972
Lillian M. Jones, 67, of Paintsville died Tuesday, October 17 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist church. She was the daughter of A. R. Jones and the late Sarah Blevins Jones. Immediate survivors include two brothers, Lemmie Jones of Paintsville and Curtis Jones of Sitka, and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Map and Mrs. Vivian Conley of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniels and Rev. Ellis Hamilton on Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery at Puncheon Fork at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
JONES, Rhonda
1972
Rhonda M. Jones, 3, of Paintsville died Friday, October 20 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Howard and Wanda Hibbitte Jones Rowland. Immediate survivors are Stoney Rowland, step father, one brother, Howard Joseph Jones, and one half Brother, Michael Lee Rowland. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short Sunday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hager Hill Cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

  
LEMASTER, John
1972
John Lemaster, 80, of Whitehouse, succumbed October 10 at his home following a sudden illness. A retired coal miner, he was the son of James and Sarah Scarberry Lemasters. His wife, Maxie Parson Lemaster, preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Frank Lemaster and Gifford Lemaster of Baltimore, and seven daughters, Mrs. Joan Lambert and Mrs. Garnett Pinkowski of Whitehouse, Mrs. Jessie Murray of West Van Lear, Mrs. Agnes Rittinger and Mrs. Peggy Tucker of Baltimore, Mrs. Magdalene Johnson of Silver Grove and Mrs. Pearl Ellis of Langley. A brother, Sherman Lemaster, lives at Whitehouse and a sister, Mrs. Jane Nuckols, lives at Ashland. Survivors include 29grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, October 13 at the Hammond Church of Christ. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Hall Brothers Funeral Home of Martin was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

  
LEMASTER, Shelvie Gene
1972
Shelvie Gene Lemaster, 31, of Flat Gap, died Tuesday, October 31 as the result of a truck wreck south of Wayland on Kentucky 7. He was a truck driver for Adams Construction Company. He was the son of Erie Lemaster Barker and the late Frank Lemaster. Immediate survivors include his wife, Sally Bellar Lemaster, three sons, Frankie Eugene Lemaster, Danny Ray Lemaster and Roy Allen Lemaster, all at home, and one daughter, Martha Sue Lemaster, at home, three brothers, Bobby Joe Lemaster of Circleville, OH, Paul Lemaster of Flat Gap, and Arlen Lemaster of Fairborn, OH, and three sisters, Emma Jean King of Staffordsville, Beatrice Salyers of New Holland, OH and Evalene Seith of Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, November 3 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

    
MCKENZIE, Edward
1939-1972
Services were held Saturday, October 7 for Edward Harper McKenzie, 33, of Volga, who was killed in a vehicle collision north of Paintsville on October 4. The son of John S. and Edna Lee Reed McKenzie, he was born in Johnson County, March 16, 1939. He was employed as a driver for Adams Ford Construction Company, and was a member of Masonic Lodge 616 F & AM, Flat Gap. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Ruth Ann Hill McKenzie, a son, Mark Edward and daughter, Mary Ann, at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Rose Ann Rowland of Flat Gap and Linda Ison of Volga. J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiated at services, held in the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

    
MEADE, Guy B. Jr.,
1972
Guy B. Meade, Jr., 52, of River died Sunday, October 22 in the Veteran’s Hospital at Lexington following a brief illness. He was a retired salesman. He was the son of Lizzie Ward Meade and the late Guy B. Meade. Immediate survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stambaugh Meade, two sons, Guy B. Meade, III of Henderson and Roger Meade of Fort Wright, one brother, P. J. (Jinks) Meade of Thelma, and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Mae Price of David, and Mrs. Anne Belle Young of Universal City, TX. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Burton and O. I. Williams on Wednesday, October 25 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
MILES, Monterville
1915-1972
The past State Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Monterville Miles, 57, died Wednesday, October 4. A Meally resident and civil engineer, he was the son of Fred and Virgie Akers Miles, born at Whitehouse in September, 1915. A son, Ronalville Miles resides at Logan, OH. Mr. Miles saw military service from 1941 through 1945 earning seven bronze stars. Members of the DAV served as pallbearers and provided graveside services. Also surviving are three brothers, Jess Miles of Lafayette, IN, Eugene Miles of Paulding, OH and John Lee Miles of Whitehouse. J. H. Short and Ellis Hamilton officiated at services at the DAV Hall at Meally on Saturday, October 7. Burial was in the Miles Cemetery at Hammond Creek. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

   
NELSON, Violet (Bradley)
1972
Violet Nelson, 64, succumbed October 4 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH after a brief illness. Mrs. Nelson was born in Powellton, WV in November 1907, the daughter of Lewis and Almeda Ann Shepard Bradley. Her husband, Earl Nelson, preceded her in death in 1969. Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Howard of East Point and Earlene Daniels of Hardy, and two sons, James E. Nelson of Washington Court House, OH, and Fred Charles Nelson of Columbus. Surviving brothers and sisters include Everett Bradley of Van Lear, William Bradley of Maysville, Mrs. Francis Hart and Mrs. Numa Pickle of Paintsville, Mrs. Edith Orstott of Rochester, IN, Mrs. Gladys Oppenheimer of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Mary Schell of Flint. MI. Ten grandchildren also survive. Rev. Jerry Ginnan officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Friday, October 6. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

   
PHILLIPS, Sandy T.
1886-1972
Sandy t. Phillips, 85, of Fuget, died October 10 at Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Johnson County, he was born in December 1886, the son of William and Margaret Sparks Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a retired school attendance officer, formerly employed by the Scioto County Board of Education, a member of Masonic Lodge 465 at Lucasville, OH and a member of the United Baptist Church, serving as a minister for 66 years. Survivors include his wife, Claretta Estep Phillips, two sons, Eual Phillips of Lucasville, and Sandy Phillips, Jr., of Anchorage, Alaska, and three step daughters, Geneva Young of Columbus, OH, Dove McKenzie of Mansfield, OH and Peggy Kidd of Rembert, SC. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and eight step grandchildren also survive. Services were held October 12 at the Old Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap, with J. T. Bailey, Buell Ferguson and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the Candy Run Road Cemetery at Lucasville, OH. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

   
PRESTON, Hazel (Lemaster)
1915-1972
Hazel Preston, 56, of Sitka, died October 3 at the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. The daughter of Willie and Edna Johnson Lemaster, she was born December 31, 1915, in Johnson County. Survivors include her mother, her husband, John Preston, two sons, Bobby Colvin and William Colvin of Sitka, and five daughters, Lois McKinley of Dayton, OH, Lillian Gamble of Paintsville, Adeline Stambaugh, Phyllis Honeycutt, and Joyce Tackett, all of Sitka. Fifteen grandchildren and a great grandchild also survive. A sister, Mrs. Erma Chandler, lived in Baltimore, and another sister, Mrs. Hemma Lyons, in Fairborn, OH. Lonza Reed officiated at services Friday, October 6 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Winifred. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

   
PRESTON, Rose (Stanley)
1972
Rose Stanley Preston, 91, of Davis Branch died Friday, October 20 at her home following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Wheeler and Orphia Clark Stanley. Immediate survivors include three sons, Fred Preston, Jr. of Marion, OH, Robert Preston of Paintsville, and Willard Preston of Rockford, IL, eight daughters, Nellie Elam of Lexington, Maude Jackson of Dallas, TX, Laura Schultz of Washington, PA, Inez Davis of Paintsville, Alice Roberts of Paintsville, Estelle Porter of Elyria, OH, Mary Rowman of Paintsville, and Julia Sawha of Somerset, PA. Funeral services were conducted by Buel Ferguson, C. J. Sparks, and Elzie Banks on Monday, October 23 at the home at Davis Branch at 10 a.m. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Davis Branch under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
RICE, Charlie
1894-1972
Retired miner Charlie Rice, 78, of Wittensville, succumbed Monday, October 9, at the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. The son of Ben and Tish Witten Rice, he was born at Nippa, April 1894. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and a former member of the Johnson County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Wannie Mae Osborne Rice, five sons and four daughters. They include, Charlie Joe Rice of Wittensville, Virgil Rice of Washington Court House, OH, James rice of Yellow Springs, OH, Billie Carl Rice of Richmond, VA, Wilbur Rice of Sidney, OH, Mrs. Emily Fyffe of Paintsville, Mrs. Venus Wellman of Ashland, Mrs. Betty Jo Blair of Louisa, and Mrs. Grace Looker of Troy, OH. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, October 11 at the Rush Fork Methodist Church, with Rev. Billie Carl Rice officiating. Burial was in the Family cemetery at Wittensville. Pall bearers were William Rice, Walter Clay Osborne, James Meadows, Vencil Meadows, Bill Meadows, and George Meadows. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

  
RICE, James Roger
1972
James Roger Rice, 46, of Stambaugh died Wednesday, October 18 following a rock fall in a coal mine. He was dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital. He was the owner and operator of the Carol Coal Company of Stambaugh and was a World War II veteran. He was the son of Myrtle Rice Blanton of Sunfield, OH and the late Ralph Rice. Immediate survivors include three sons, Danny Rice, James H. Rice and Roger William Rice, all of Stambaugh, three brothers, Richard Rice of Springlake, NC, Francis Rice of Chicago, IL, and Hugh Rice of Chicago, IL; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Pelphrey of Westland, MI and Mrs. Hazel Stevens of Chicago, IL. Funeral services were conducted by Buel Ferguson, O. I. Williams, and C. J. Sparks on Friday, October 20 at 2 p.m. at the Locust Grove Church at Stambaugh. Burial followed in the Rice Cemetery at Stambaugh under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
SAMMOMS, Verna  (Fitzpatrick)
1897-1972
Verna Sammons, 75, of Meally, died Monday, October 23, at the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of I. H. and Meronda Penix Fitzpatrick, and was born in April 1897, at Meally. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Tom Sammons, survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ivon Sammons of Akron, OH and Raymond Sammons of Ann Arbor, MI and two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Bushee of Lutz, FL and Mrs. Betty Ruth Johnson of Bucyrus, OH. A sister, Mrs. Verlia Davis, lives at Meally. Services were held Thurs, October 26, at the Buffalo Untied Baptist Church with Charles Price, Arthur Priest, Nim Sturgill and Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Meally. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

   
SKAGGS, Neva (Howard)
1972
Mrs. Neva Skaggs, 78, of Paintsville died Tuesday, October 17 in the Jenny Wiley Rest Home at Paintsville following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the First Christian Church and was a retired South Central Bell employee. She was the daughter of the late C. M. and Martha Daniel Howard. Immediate survivors include one brother, C. M. Howard of Independence, and one sister, Mrs. F. M. Powers, also of Independence. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Ginnan on Thursday, October 19 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972 (Note: Cemetery records has the last name as Staggs; also Banner’s death certificate has Staggs as the last name)

  
SLONE, Proctor Rule
1972
Proctor Rule Slone, 85, succumbed at his Sitka home October 4. A farmer by occupation, he was born in March 1887, at Sitka, the son of Marvel and Elizabeth Wheeler Slone. He was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist church. He was married in 1904 to Laura Emma Harris Slone, who preceded him in death in November 1967. Two sons and a daughter survive. They are Bruce Slone and Sylvia Slone of Sitka and Clyde Slone of Hillard, OH; six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and a great-great grandson also survive. The grandsons were pallbearers. Services were held Saturday, October 7 at the Old Hood United Baptist church with Everett Slone, Tommy Bailey, and Edward Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Slone cemetery at Sitka. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 11, 1972

  
SPARKS, Sarah Hattie (Castle)
1972
Sarah Hattie Castle Sparks, 76, of Lexington died Monday, October 16 in Lexington after a brief illness. She was affiliated with the Van Lear chapter of the Eastern Star for 25 years. She was the daughter of Christopher Columbus and Elizabeth Jane Lemaster Castle. Immediate survivors include two sons, Dr. O. D. Sparks of Olk City, OK and Howard  Sparks of Paintsville, three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Bradley of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Darlene Preston of Canton, OH, and Mrs. Sue Estep of Lexington, one brother, Richard Castle of Sciotoville, OH, and one sister, Florence Lemaster of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks on Wednesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
STAPLETON, Jack Ward
1972
Jack Ward Stapleton, 56, of Lexington, succumbed recently at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Born in Dwale, Floyd County, he was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Finlayson Stapleton of Lexington and the late Jacob Walter Stapleton, Sr., He was the nephew of Mrs. Ray Stafford and Mrs. C. O. Wheeler, Sr., of Paintsville and Mrs. Ridda Finlayson of Lexington. A salesman for Sherwin Williams, he was a member of the Hunter Presbyterian Church, Oleika Temple Shrine and Fayette Lions Club, and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Freda Turner Stapleton, a son Jack Ward Stapleton, Jr., of Lexington, two brothers, Jacob Walter Stapleton, Jr., and John McClelland Stapleton of Lexington, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Kenada Jones of Lexington and Mrs. Rondle Hall of Boca Raton, FL. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 18, 1972

 
VANHOOSE, Verlie (Daniel)
1972
Verlie Daniel VanHoose, 36, of Springfield, OH, died Thursday, October 19 in the Mercy Crest Nursing Home in Springfield. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Vado Fairchild Daniel. Immediate survivors include two sons, Charles Michael VanHoose of Nippa and James Mitchell VanHoose of Springfield, OH, three daughters, Sharyn Kaye VanHoose of Morehead, Karen Sue VanHoose of Springfield, OH, and Deana Juen VanHoose of Springfield, OH; two half brothers, Harry Slone of Larriane, OH and Horace Slone of West Virginia, and one sister, Pauline Griffith of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on Monday, October 23 at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

   
WILCOX, Grace (Stanley)
1972
Grace M. Wilcox, 66, of Wittensville died Monday, October 30 in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Rush Fork Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Phoebe Bevil Stanley and the late Bascom Stanley. Immediate survivors include her husband, Everett E. Wilcox, Sr., one son, Everett E. (Buddy) Wilcox, Jr., of Ashland, five daughters, Opal Chandler of Springfield, OH, Violet Skaggs of Lowmansville, Jean Conley of Wittensville, Helen Grace of Mansfield, OH, and Phoebe Womack of Wittensville, and two sisters, Bessie Ussery of Long Beach, CA and Gladys Meddings of Jenkins. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Frank Spillman on Wednesday, November 1 at 1 p.m. at the Rush Fork United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Family cemetery at Wittensville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972



   
  
NOVEMBER-1972
  
 
ARMS, Oscar
1972
Oscar Arms, 80, of Denver died Tuesday, November 28 in the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw, IN following a brief illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Jessie and Cynthia Blair Arms. Immediate survivors include his wife, Sarah Hitchcock Arms, four daughters, Ora Blair of East Point, Violia Blair of Flat Gap, Venice Arms of Warsaw, IN, and Veleria Brewer of Warsaw, IN, one brother, Oliver Arms of Urbana, OH, and four sisters, Mary Spradlin of Denver, Lydia Spradlin of Denver, Ruie Spradlin of Denver, and Martha Arms of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Scott Castle on Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Denver under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 6, 1972

  
AUXIER, J. J.
1972
J. J. Auxier, 74, of New Boston, OH, died in a Portsmouth, OH hospital November 22. He was a Johnson County native, and a retired C & O engineer. He was the son of the late Warren and Cynthia Davis Auxier of the Davis Branch Road. He is survived by his wife, Clara, a daughter, Anna Lavender, two brothers, Phene and Warden, and a nephew, Paul R. Auxier of Glendale, AZ. The funeral was held in New Boston on Friday at St. Monica Church. Graveside services and burial was in the Davis Cemetery. He leaves many relatives in the county, being the grandson of the late Joseph and Lottie Spradlin Auxier of East Point, and the late James and Naomi Davis of Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 6, 1972

  
BLANTON, Charlie
1908-1972
Charlie Blanton, 64, of Staffordsville, KY, died Sunday in a Paintsville hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at Bethel United Baptist Church of which he was a member, by ministers, J. T. Bailey, Florida Lyons and Arnold Reed. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Born Nov 14, 1908 in Johnson County, KY, he was a son of the late George and Addie Pritchard Blanton. He was a retired clerk with the Kroger Co. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma McKenzie Blanton; two sons, John W. Blanton of Staffordsville and George L. Blanton of Flat Gap, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Baldwin and Mrs. Nell Pelphrey of Staffordsville; two brothers, Sanford and George Blanton, Jr. of Volga, KY, two sisters, Mrs. Sally Pelphrey of Volga and Mrs. Addie Blanton of Oil Springs; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends may call Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 22, 1972

   
BLANTON, Clyde
1972
Clyde Blanton, 56, of Win died Thursday, November 30 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. He was affiliated with the United Baptist church. He was the son of Lillie Blanton Pelphrey of Volga and the late John F. Blanton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Hope Williams Blanton, one son, Burgess Blanton of Fairborn, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Lyla Honeycutt of Dayton, OH, and three sisters, Christine Stacy of Pompano Beach, FL, Ivel McDonald of Columbus, OH, and Neva Lemaster of Manila. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed, Arnold Reed, and J. T. Bailey on Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m. in the Low Gap United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Williams Cemetery at win under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 6, 1972

  
BLANTON, Haden
1972
Haden Blanton, 64, of Nippa died Saturday, November 18 at congress Lake Road in Suffield, OH. He was a retired miner and farmer and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Paris and Croshie Blanton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Myrtle Dale Rice Blanton, three step sons, Richard Rice of Spring Lake, NC, Francis Rice of Chicago, IL, and Floyd Rice of Addison, IL, two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Stephens of Justice, IL, and Mrs. Grace Pelphrey of West Land, MI, two brothers, D. J. Blanton of Wurtland, and Fronia Blanton of Midway, GA, and two sisters, Ilene Gregory of Lucasville, OH, and Minie Conley of Detroit, MI. Funeral services were conducted by Cully Sparks, Buell Ferguson, and Howard page on Wednesday, November 22 at 11 a.m. in the Old Union United Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Burial followed in the Tackett Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 29, 1972

   
BURCHETT, Billy Joe
1972
Billy Joe Burchett, 45, of Wittensville died Wednesday, Nov 8, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV following an illness of two weeks. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of Jesse and Alka VanHoose Burchett. Immediate survivors include one sister, Mrs. Charlie B. VanHoose of Wittensville and a niece Sonja VanHoose Music also of Wittensville. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston and Bruce Daniel on Saturday, Nov 11 at 1 p.m. at the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
CAUDILL, Alka
1972
Alka Caudill, 66, of Staffordsville died Wednesday, November 1 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of several weeks. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Daisey Lambert Blair. Immediate survivors include her husband, Monroe Caudill, three sons, Raleigh Caudill of Denver, Paul Caudill of Denver, and Rudolph Caudill of Leander, one daughter, Mrs. Alice Arms of Leander, three brothers, Frank Blair of Paintsville, John Blair of Barnetts Creek and Bernard Blair of Barnetts Creek, and two sisters, Dixie Blair of Columbus, OH and Jessie Kemp of Bozeman, MT. Funeral services were conducted by John Pelphrey, Francis Blair and Basil Blair at the Caudill Fork United Baptist church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4. Burial followed in the Caudill Cemetery at Denver under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1972

     
CONLEY, William Victor
1972
William Victor Conley, 64, of West Van Lear died Tuesday, Nov 7 in Lexington following an extended illness. He was a merchant and was affiliated with the West Van Lear Church of Christ. He was the son of the late William Amos and Arminta Alice Rice Conley. Immediate survivors include his wife, Jean Corder Conley, one brother, John E. Conley of West Van Lear, and six sisters, Miss Alta Conley of West Van Lear, Mrs. Mae McCloud of Pikeville, Mrs. Ocie Akers of West Van Lear, Mrs. June Young of Paintsville, Mrs. Vertrice Howard of Tuscon, AZ and Mrs. Maxine Goble of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman and Kenneth C. Goble on Friday, Nov 10 at 2 p.m. at the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
CURTIS, Artie Mae (Branham)
1972
Artie Mae Curtis, 80, of Akron, OH died Monday, November 20 following an illness of three weeks. She was a housewife and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Turner and Martha Angles Branham. Immediate survivors include her husband, Van Curtis, one son, Clifford Curtis of Urbana, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Gaza Zeffer of Akron, OH, Mrs. Bella Zeffer of Akron, OH, Mrs. Ora Fraley of Camas, WA, and Mrs. Blanche Prince of Camas, WA, three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Caudill of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Virgie McCormick of Pedro, OH, and Mrs. June Mollett of Williamsport, and two brothers, Frank Branham of Sitka, and Steven Branham of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted by Howard Page and Hammie Price on Thursday, November 23 at 11 a.m. in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 29, 1972

   
DAVIS, Eula
1972
Eula Davis, 74, of Paintsville died Monday, November 13 in the Crest Haven Nursing Home following an illness of six months. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Silas and Elizabeth Minix Kissinger. Immediate survivors include four sons, Miles Davis, Elmer Davis, and Paul Douglas Davis, all of Paintsville, Jack Davis of Inez, and four daughters, Mildred Spencer of Paintsville, Evelyn Rasnake of Staffordsville, Nellie Cantrell of Hager Hill, and Patsy Esterling of rush, and one sister, Bertha VanHoose of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Woodrow Frisby on Wednesday, November 15 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Fraley Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 22, 1972

    
FYFFE, Evelyn
1972
Evelyn Fyffe, 61, of Keaton died Friday, Nov 10 in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Dockie and Stella Ison. Immediate survivors include her husband, Joe Lee Fyffe, one son, William Kenneth Fyffe of Independence, two daughters, Velma Dixon of Lewisburg, OH and Hazel Keaton of Keaton, five sisters, Hazel Ferguson of Staffordsville, Pheoba Ferguson of Moon, Cracie Skaggs of Moon, Fannie Mae Patton of New Boston, OH and Lou Ethel Brown of Circleville, OH and two half sisters, Susanna Keaton of Columbus, OH and Gladys Burton of Blaine. Funeral services were conducted by Hager Kelly on Tuesday, Nov 14, at 11 a.m. in the Christian Union Enterprise Baptist church at Keaton. Burial followed in the Fyffe Cemetery at Keaton under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
GAMBILL, Mrs. Lawrence C. (Dragoo)
1972
Mrs. Lawrence C. Gambill, 86, of Paintsville died Wednesday, November 1 in the Crest Haven Rest Home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Pentacostal Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late James F. and Sarah Lowe Dragoo. Immediate survivors include five sons, Bennie B. Gambill, Frank G. Gambill, and Marvin R. Gambill, all of Cincinnati, OH, Earl G. Gambill of Daytona Beach, FL, and Hubert C. Gambill of Paintsville, one daughter, Eula Gray Randle of Las Vegas, NV, and one brother, Benny Dragoo of Georgetown. Funeral services were conducted by Lenzie Cyrus on Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m. in the Paintsville Pentacostal Church. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery at Lexington under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1972

   
HAYES, Carlen
1972
Carlen G. Hayes, 42, of Paintsville died Sunday, November 26 in Paintsville following a short illness. He was a welder. He was the son of Glenna Smith Hayes and the late Sterlin Hayes. Immediate survivors include his wife, Anna Jean Burkett Hayes, one son, David Hayes, of Pikeville, two half brothers, John Sizemore of Gulf Port, MS and Jim Sizemore of Belpre, OH, and four half sisters, Judie Sizemore, Ann Timmerman of Indianapolis, IN, Doris Legg of Zansdale, OH, and Linda Becker of North Dakota. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Milam on Wednesday, November 29 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 29, 1972

    
JACKSON, Louise (Caudill)
1972
Louise Jackson, 92, of Dayton, died Wednesday, November 29 in the Washington Manor Nursing Home in Dayton, OH following a five week illness. She was a former resident of Johnson County. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Saylor Caudill of Riceville. She was the widow of the late Elisha Jackson of Oil Springs. Immediate survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Caudill of Riceville, Mrs. Rushia Blanton of Oil Springs and Mrs. Ruby Gullett of Dayton, OH, one son, Henry Jackson of St. Paris, OH. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was one of the two Civil War Widows in the United States. Funeral services were held at the Dryden road Pentecostal Church in Dayton, with Rev. Arvis Swafford officiating. Burial was in the Millerstown Cemetery at St. Paris, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dece13, 1972

  
LAFFERTY, Marion  Eugene Jr.
1972
Marion Eugene Lafferty, Jr., infant, died Saturday, November 11 in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of Marion Eugene and Audrey Fay Cantrell Lafferty of Flat Gap. Also surviving is one sister, Glenda Gail Lafferty, at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cantrell, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Adkins.  Funeral services were conducted at the home of Cecil Cantrell by Arnold Castle on Monday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m.  Burial followed in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at Volga under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
LYONS, Mintie (Stambaugh)
1972
Mintie Stambaugh Lyons, 78, of Sitka died Friday, November 24 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland following an illness of ten years.  She was affiliated with the Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Melisa Bayes Stambaugh Burchett. Immediate survivors include her husband, Arnold Lyons, three sons, Raymond Lyons of Paintsville, Emory Lyons of Ashland, and Elva Lyons of Dayton, Ohio, two daughters, Mrs. Edith Sipple of Paintsville, and Mrs. Esther Rice of Falcon and one half-brother, Eddie Burchett of Stambaugh. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniel on Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home.  Burial followed in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 29, 1972

    
MAYO, Walter T.
1972
Walter T. Mayo, 79, died Saturday morning, November 25, at his home, 11442 Coggins Drive, Sun City, AZ. Mr. Mayo was born in Paintsville, and was a World War II veteran. He was employed with the G. F. & I Steel Corporation for 45 years in Pueblo, CO. After retiring he moved to Sun City, AZ in 1963. He was a member of the United Church of Sun City. His wife, Olga, preceded him in death in September 1966. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Neva Mayo Harris of Tampa, FL. Funeral services were conducted at Lundberg’s Golden Door Chapel. Burial followed in Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 6, 1972

  
MCKENZIE, Ford
1972
Ford McKenzie, 63, of Dayton, OH, died Thursday, Nov. 2 at his home. A former resident of Johnson County, he was the son in law of Millard Hobson of Van Lear and a graduate of Paintsville High School. At the time of his death he was manager of the appliance department of Elder Beerman's, in Dayton. His wife, the former Evelyn Hobson, survives. A son, Tommy, is at home and a daughter, Mrs. Judy Williams, lives in Trotwood, OH. A granddaughter also survives. Brothers and sisters include Kendall McKenzie of Lucasville, OH, Homer McKenzie of Morristown, TN, Mrs. Neva Violet of Columbus and Mrs. Ola Conley of Enon, OH. Services were conducted Monday, Nov 6, at the Bradford and Connelly Funeral Home in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

    
MEDDINGS, William Otto
1972
William Otto (Ott) Meddings, 63, of Jenkins died Thursday, November 2 in the Jenkins Hospital following an extended illness. He was employed as a miner. He was the son of the late John and Rachel French Meddings. Immediate survivors include his wife, Gladys Stanley Meddings, two sons, James Meddings of Jenkins and David Meddings of Paducah, one daughter, Mrs. Rachel Musgraves of Jenkins, and one sister, Ninnie Adams of Long Beach, CA. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Herman Bates, Jr. on Sunday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. Burial followed in the Davidson Memorial Cemetery at Ivel under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1972

   
OSBORNE, Harold
1909-1972
Harold Osborne, 63, a retired miner and Sitka resident, died in a local hospital on Thursday, October 26, after an extended illness. He was the son of Mack and Lou VanHoose Osborne, and was born in September 1909, at Sitka. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Osborne is survived by his wife, Stella Burks Osborne, and nine children. They include Thomas, Willard, Robert and James Osborne, all of Wabash, IN, Betty VanHoose of Paintsville, Iva Jay Miller and Barbara VanHoose of Springfield, OH, Doris Palmer of Belair, FL, and Donita Lemaster of Wabash. Surviving brothers and sisters include Edna Witten and Evalena Womack of Springfield, OH, Virgie McCarty of Aid, OH, Olga Salyers of Piketon, OH, and Letha Wiley of Dayton, OH. Thirty grandchildren and a great grandchild survive. Services were held Saturday, October 28 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at Sitka. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 1, 1972

   
PATRICK, Lillie (Caudill)
1972
Lillie C. Patrick, 64, of Hager Hill died Sunday, November 12 at her home following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the Missionary Holiness Church of Great Bridge, VA. She was the daughter of the late William and Rosanna Caudill. Immediate survivors include her husband, Joseph Patrick, two sons, Frank Patrick of Atlanta, GA, and Aurther Patrick of Long Beach, CA and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Helen Hughes of Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted by Raymond Wright on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Rosewood Cemetery at Norfolk, VA under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

  
REDD, Ruby (Ransom)
1972
Ruby Ranson Redd, of Paintsville, died Friday, November 17 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was affiliated with the Mayo Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the daughter of the late Reed H. and Lou D. Redd Ranson. Immediate survivors include one son, Edd Redd of Paintsville, two grandchildren, Margaret Judith Redd and John Edd Redd, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Crowell of South Boston, VA and Miss Garnett Ranson of Chester, PA. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, November 20 at the Doyne-Burger Funeral Home in Farmville, VA. Burial followed in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Farmville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 22, 1972

    
SHORT, Russell
1972
Russell Short, 67, of Paintsville, died Tuesday, Nov 14 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Grant and Susie Preston Short. Immediate survivors include his wife, Hazel Walters Short, two sons, Homer Short of Meally and J. P. Short of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Garnet Ward of Louisa, and Mrs. Janice Williams of Thelma, three brothers, J. H. Short of Meally, Cecil Short of Meally and Arnold Short of Winchester and three sisters, Ethel Phelps of Meally, Nora Jordan of Columbus, OH and Ruby Williams of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted on Friday Nov 17 at 2 p.m. in the Meally Church of Christ by Bennie Blankenship. Burial followed in the Short Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted by the Van Lear Masonic Lodge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 22, 1972

   
SPRADLIN, Rosa  (Spencer)
1972
Rosa Spradlin, 69, of Thealka, died Monday, Nov 6 at East Point following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Letcher and Emma Spears Spencer. Immediate survivors include her husband, Elzie Spradlin, one son, Ray Spradlin of Willard, OH, one daughter, Irene Meek of Thealka, one sister, Lizzie Selvage of Paintsville, and three brothers, Willie Spencer of Thealka, Perry Spencer of OH and Estil Spencer of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. Claude Preston on Thursday, Nov 9 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
STAPLETON, Proctor
1972
Proctor Stapleton, 87, of Thealka died Sunday, November 12 at his home following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late William and Lydia Craft Stapleton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Louise Staniford Stapleton, and his first wife, Myrtle Lou Stapleton, three sons, Roy Stapleton, of Volga, Ray Stapleton of Logville, and Ranna Stapleton of New Carlisle, OH, one daughter, Bonnie Dalton of Fairborn, OH, and one sister, Lilly Wilcox of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were conducted by Don Fraley on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the McClure Cemetery in Morgan County under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
ULMER, Ida
1972
Mrs. Ida Ulmer, 101, of Cogan Station, PA died Monday, November 13 following a two year illness. She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Ulmer of Volga, Florence Gehr of Williamsport and Gertrude Gaulhamus of Cogan Station, PA, along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Details regarding funeral services were not available. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 15, 1972

   
WARD, Shade Jr.
1972
Shade W. Ward, Jr., 81, of Van Lear died Friday, November 22 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a farmer and worked with lumber. He was the son of the late Shade and Mary Mollette Ward. Immediate survivors include his wife, Elsie Webb Ward, one son, Herschel Ward of Frankfort, two sisters, Laura Dennison of Boons Camp, Nancy Webb of Boons Camp, four half sisters, Sarah Henton of Pikeville, Jenny Wells of Van Lear, Elaine Gearheart of Harold, and rosella Davis of Meally, and one half brother, Ervin Ward of Ohio. Funeral services were conducted by Bill Tackett and Ruel Fraley on Sunday, November 26 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Meally under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 29, 1972

   
WEBB, Mahala
1972
Mahala Webb, 73, of West Van Lear, died Thursday, November 2 in the Crest Haven Rest Home following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late George and Emma Hatfield Burchwell. Immediate survivors include two sons, Russell Webb of West Van Lear, and Eugene Webb also of West Van Lear, and two daughters, Edith Davis of West Van Lear and Gladys Pelphrey of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Lowell Pelphrey on Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1972



   

DECEMBER-1972

  
      
BLAIR, Dee
1972
Dee Blair, 74, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, December 14 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired C & O railroad employee. He was the son of the late William S. and Sarah Ann Blair. Immediate survivors include his first wife, Esta Conley Blair, his second wife, Madge Blanton Blair, is deceased. Also surviving are two step sons, Harold Morris Conley of Dayton, OH, and Lindsay Francis Conley of Paintsville, four daughters, Mrs. Hester Bell Arms of Leander, Mrs. Violet Spradlin of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Ruth Harmon of Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. Martha Ann Harmon of Hager Hill, and two step daughters, Mrs. Mary Sue Adams of Lima, OH and Mrs. Louise Picklesimer of Ashland, two brothers, Dexter Blair of Leander and Estill Blair of Washington, Courthouse, OH, one half brother, Crate Blair, of Wheelersburg, OH, and two sisters, Connie Blair of Dola, OH and Mrs. Hester Picklesimer of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed on Sunday, December 17 at 11 a.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

  
BOYD, Ruby  (Ward)
1972
Ruby Boyd, 60, of Meally died Saturday, December 16 in the Prestonsburg General Hospital after an illness of three weeks. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Ben Ward and Mary Alice Plummer Ward. Immediate survivors include one son, Ben Albert Boyd of Meally, three brothers, Carlos D. Ward of New Lebanon, OH, Hobart Ward of Paintsville, and Henry Ward of Wabash, ON, and five sisters, Goldie Carter of Garrison, Nellie Foster of Drift, Faye Johnson of Weeksbury, Bernice Gibson of Wayland, and Lucille McDowell of Hobart, IN and two half brothers, James Ward and Bobby Ward both of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by C. C. Hall and Ervin Castle on Tuesday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Thelma under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

  
BUTCHER, George W.
1972
George W. Butcher, 88, of Thealka, died Saturday, December 23 at the home of a daughter. He was a retired school teacher and was affiliated with the United Baptist church. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Perry Butcher. Immediate survivors include two sons, Clarence Butcher of Florence, and Frank Butcher of Riverside, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Pope of Williamsport, and Mrs. Dorsel Sparks of Thealka, two brothers, Leonard Butcher of Olive Hill and Walter Butcher of Cincinnati, OH, and four sisters, Mrs. Ollie parker of Morehead, Mrs. Mary Lou Burnnett of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Nancy Caudill of Batavia, OH and Mrs. John Groves of Pleasant Plains, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Flem Arrowood, O. I. Williams, and Ivan Butcher on Tuesday, Dec 26 at 11 a.m. in the Old Friendship Church. Burial followed in the Offutt Cemetery at Offutt under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

  
DANIEL, Cecil
1972
Cecil Daniel, 74, of River died Sunday, Dec 24 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Immediate survivors include two sons, James K. Daniel of Offutt and William T. Daniel of Bossier City, LA, one daughter, Mrs. Louise Hale of Taylor, MI and one brother, Seamore Daniel of Wabash, IN. Funeral services were conducted by Ivan Butcher, O. I. Williams and Arnold Reed on Wednesday, Dec 27 at 11 a.m. at the River United Baptist church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

  
DANIEL, Tina Mechieal
1972
Tina Mechieal Daniel infant, died December 3 at home. She was the daughter of Earl Daniel and Tersa Ann Mollett Daniel of Tomahawk. Immediate survivors include two brothers, at home, Earl Daniel, Jr., and Jerry Lee Daniel, and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Daniel of Tomahawk, paternal grandparents, and Mrs. Elva Mollett of Boons Camp, maternal grandmother. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, December 5 at 2 p.m. at the home of Elva Mollett by Earl Muncy and Nim Sturgill. Burial followed in the Daniel Cemetery at Tomahawk under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 13, 1972

   
DORTON, Hettie (Williams)
1972
Mrs. Hettie Dorton, 89, of Red Bush died Wednesday, December 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Crest Haven Nursing Home following an illness of several weeks. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Columbus and Lucinda Frazier Williams. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Duell Williams of Red Bush, three granddaughters, and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, and Ellis Hamilton on Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Red Bush under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 13, 1972

  
HALL, John Martin
1972
John Martin Hall, 92, of West Van Lear, died Saturday, December 16 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. He was a retired carpenter and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Andrew and Sarah Goble Hall. Immediate survivors include one son, Robert Hall, of Fondulac, WS, one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Groves of Ashland, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman and Bill Ford on Tuesday, December 19 at the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Concord Cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

  
HALL, Johnie
1972
Johnie Hall, 48, of Meally, died Monday, December 11 in the Paintsville Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was a mine foreman and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of James Hall and Callie Sesco Hall. Immediate survivors include his wife, Blanche Ferguson Hall, one son, Buell Vernon Hall, U. s. Army, Washington, D. C. , two daughters, Cynthia Susan Hall and Elizabeth Louise Hall, both at home, six brothers, Roy Lee Hall, Bobby Ray Hall, Walter Hall, Avery Hall, and James Russell Hall, all of Ypsilanti, MI, and Billie George Hall of Akron, OH, and four sisters, Roberta Tussey, Carrol Jean Smith, and Loucrissie Harrison all of Ypsilanti, MI and Lola Ann Setser of Akron, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Buell Ferguson, Charles Price, O. I. Williams, and C. J. Sparks on Thursday, December 14 at 11 a.m. in the Buffalo United Baptist church. Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

  
MCKENZIE, Mary (Spears)
1878-1972
Mrs. Mary McKenzie, 94, Paintsville died Wednesday at her residence following an illness of two and one half years. Mrs. McKenzie was born April 20, 1878, at East Point, a daughter of the late Alec and Mary Burke Spears. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Dock McKenzie preceded her in death in 1963. Surviving are a son, Dallas McKenzie of Ashland; two daughters, Mrs. Madge Johnson and Mrs. Edna Lemaster, both of Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Ronald Harris of Winifred; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville by John P. Salyers and Tommy Reynolds, ministers. Burial will be in the Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 6, 1972

  
MOLLETT, Fred
1972
Fred Mollett, 69, of Davis Branch died Tuesday, December 12 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of three weeks. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the United Baptist church. He was the son of the late Eligah and Emma Clines Mollett. Immediate survivors include his wife, Laura Davis Mollett, three sons, David Mollett of David, Donald Mollett of Lexington, and Bobbie Mollett of Paintsville, one daughter, Barbara Mollett of California, two brothers, John B. Mollett of Paintsville and Burns Offutt Mollett of Paintsville, and four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Colvin of Thealka, Mrs. Stella Fletcher of Inez, Mrs. Amonda Holbrook of Bradenton, FL, and Mrs. Grace Preston of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Tom Sammons, Elzie Banks, and Charles Price on Friday, December 15 at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church at Meally. Burial followed in the Colvin Cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

  
PELPHREY, Challie
1972
Challie Pelphrey, 73, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, December 16 in the Paintsville Hospital. He was retired. He was the son of the late John Paris (Deal) Pelphrey and Laura Trimble Pelphrey. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mollie Salyer Pelphrey, two sons, Robert C. Pelphrey of Tutor Key and Jack D. Pelphrey of Ashland, one step son, Dallas Salyers of Staffordsville, four daughters, Ruby Blanton of Van Lear, Agnes VanHoose of Staffordsville, and betty McKenzie and Mabel Hazelett, both of Hager Hill, two brothers, Jessie Pelphrey of Staffordsville, and Trimble Pelphrey of Lucasville, OH, three sisters, Martha Salyers of Manila, Patsy Blevins of Barnetts Creek, and Merzie Meade of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by J. T. Bailey and Arnold Reed on Monday, December 18 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Pelphrey Family Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972

   
POWERS, Steve Michael
1972
Steve Michael Powers, 23, of Florida died Saturday, December 2 in West Palm Beach following a brief illness. He was a paint contractor. He was the son of Tonie and Oma Puckett Powers. Immediate survivors include his wife, Judy Pullian Powers, one son, Christopher Michael Powers, one sister, Mrs. Orin Adams of Springfield, OH, and five brothers, M. B. Powers of Swamp Branch, Tonie Powers, Jr., of Springfield, OH Paul Powers of Leander, Merle Powers of Swamp Branch, and Phillip Powers of Riceville. Funeral services were conducted by Melvin Blanton and Charles Stapleton on Wednesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. in the Riceville Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the family at Swamp Branch under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 13, 1972

   
VANHOOSE, Dencil
1972
Dencil VanHoose, 54, of Tutor Key died Thursday, Dec 21 at his home. He was a retired coal miner. He was the son of the late Norman and Tava VanHoose. Immediate survivors include his wife, Edna Mae Stapleton VanHoose, and three sons at home, Jim Wayne VanHoose, Johnny Norman VanHoose and Charles Warren VanHoose, four brothers, Luther VanHoose of River, Bill Price of Dayton, OH, Homer Price of Dayton, OH, and Bernard Price of OK, and one sister, Roberta Butcher of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Charles Stapleton and Claude Preston on Saturday, Dec 21 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

   
VANHOOSE, Lonnie C.
1972
Lonnie C. VanHoose, 87, of River, died Thursday, Dec 21 at his home following an extended illness. He was a grocery store manager and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late Andrew J. and Lina Murray VanHoose. Immediate survivors include his wife, Octavia Vance VanHoose, two sons, Raymond VanHoose of Ulysses, and Andrew VanHoose of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Ellis Hamilton on Saturday, Dec 23 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Vance Cemetery at Wurtland under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 27, 1972

   
VANHOOSE, Roy  Jr.
1972
Roy VanHoose, Jr., 54, of Melbourne, FL died Saturday, Dec 23 at his home following a brief illness. He was a former employee of the Goodyear Company. He was the son of Minnie McKenzie VanHoose and the late Hoy VanHoose. Immediate survivors include his wife, Louisa Arnold VanHoose; two sons, Larry Wellman VanHoose, and Roger Dean VanHoose, both of Detroit, MI, four daughters, Linda Lou Engels, Judy Anne Alford, Marquetta Mills, and Wanda Jean Mills, all of Detroit, MI, one brother, Harry Thomas VanHoose of Tutor Key, and four sisters, Emogene Blanton of Tutor Key, Frances Gray of Detroit, MI, Ida May Grim of Tutor Key, and Deloris Witten of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted by O. I. Williams and J. T. Bailey on Tuesday, Dec 26 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

   
WILLIAMS, Berlin
1972
Berlin Williams, 48, of Columbus, IN, died Monday, December 18 at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was an employee of the golden Foundry, where he was a foreman and was also a World War II veteran. He was the son of  Goldie Osborne Williams and the late Albert Williams. Immediate survivors include his wife, Irene Ford Williams, three sons, Kenneth Williams of Greenwood, Keith Williams of Scottland, and Gary Williams at home, six brothers, Gene Williams, George Williams and Lloyd Williams, all of Boons Camp, Rufus Williams of Van Lear, Albert Williams, and John Williams both of Columbus, IN. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. in Columbus, IN. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Edinburgh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

   
WILLIAMS, John
1972
John A. Williams, 67, of Paintsville, died Friday, December 15 in the Paintsville Hospital following a sudden illness. He was a retired Southern Bell employee and was affiliated with the First Methodist Church. He was the son of the late James Wiley and Willie Priest Williams. Immediate survivors include his wife, Erie Stapleton Williams, two sons, Jim Williams of Paintsville and Major Harold C. Williams. U. S. Air force, Panama Canal, one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Jo Frye of Winchester and Mrs. Ida Lou Simmons of Old Hickory, TN. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Burton on Monday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Stapleton Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 20, 1972



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