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1973
 
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JANUARY - 1973

  
 
BAKER, Ninnie Lillian (Borders)
1973
Ninnie Lillian Baker, 56, of Paintsville died Saturday, January 6 at her home following an illness of two months. She was affiliated with the Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late John and Laura Stapleton Borders. Immediate survivors include her husband, Charley Ray Baker, three sons, Billie Burns Baker of Paintsville, Robert Eugene Baker of Paintsville and George Michael Baker of Thealka, one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Ward of West Van Lear and one brother, Russell Borders of Tutor Key. Funeral services were conducted by Willard VanHoose and John Frank Ratliff on Tuesday, January 9 at 2 p.m. at the Southside Enterprise Baptist church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1973

  
BAYES, Charlotte (Vencil)
1973
Charlotte Vencil Bayes, 82, of Circleville, OH died Wednesday, January 10 in the Madison County Hospital in London, OH following an illness of two weeks. She was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Martha Smiley Vencil. Immediate survivors include four sons, Ted Bayes of Staffordsville, Hershell Bayes of Wittensville, Wendell Bayes of Frankfort, and Herald Bayes of Gratis, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Williams of Circleville, OH, one brother, Roy Vencil of Paintsville and Mrs. Sally Large of Ironton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Bruce Daniel and Harold Salyer on Saturday, January 13 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
BLAIR, Catherine (Crum)
1973
Catherine Crum Blair, 49, of Dayton, OH, died Saturday, January 27 in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John W. Crum and Ida Sparks Crum. Immediate survivors include her husband, Kelly Blair, one brother, Leonard Crum of Dayton, OH and one sister, Mrs. Peggy Belcher of West Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Nim Sturgill, Elzie Banks,Cully Sparks, and J. L. Williams on Tuesday, January 30 at 11 a.m. in the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1973

  
BLAIR, Susie (Webb)
1973
Susie Webb Blair, 77, of Paintsville died Wednesday, January 31 in Paintsville following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Caney and Sarah Blair Webb. Immediate survivors include her husband, Reese Blair, three sons, Glen Blair of Dayton, OH, Richard Blair of Lexington, and Dexter Blair of Springfield, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Neva Fandt of Cassadage, NY, Mrs. Anna Louise Skerven of Wisconsin Rapids, WS, Garnett Blair of Las Vegas, NV, and Mrs. Patsy Flora of Lebanon, MO and one sister, Mrs. Anna McGaw of Chillicothe, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston on Friday, February 2 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Rockhouse under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

   
BOWLING, Edna (Salmons)
1973
Edna Bowling, 61, of Paintsville died Wednesday, January 17 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was a housewife and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Ed Salmons. Immediate survivors include her husband, Amas Bowling, two sons, Harold Bowling of Turner Station and Donny Bowling of Van Lear, five daughters, Mrs. Libby Gilliam of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Ruth Frazier of Michigan, Mrs. Betty Hamilton of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Carolyn Arthur of Somerset, and Miss Lynda Bowling of Paintsville, two brothers, Harold Salmon of Prestonsburg, Conrod Salmon of Ohio, three sisters, Imagene Coker, Ernestine Salmon and Star Salmon. Funeral services were conducted by Frank Webb on Friday, January 19 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973

  
BROWNLEE, Mary L. (Roberts)
1973
Mary L. Brownlee, daughter of the late Charlie and Lou VanHoose Roberts was born November 3, 1904 at Paintsville and departed this life January 31 at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 28 days. On July 20, 1930, she gave her heart to God and was a faithful member of the Bentonville Methodist Church. All that loving hands could do was done to prolong her life, but God called her home where there will be no more sorrow or suffering. She leaves to mourn her passing, one step-daughter, Mary Helen Clark of Tampa, FL, two brothers, Earl and Tommy Roberts, and one sister, Lorena Butcher, all of Paintsville. Several nieces and a host of relatives and friends survive. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

  
BURCHETT, Laura (Reed)
1973
Laura Reed Burchett, 66, of Van Lear died Friday, January 5 in the Highland Regional Center following an extended illness. She was a housewife. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Belle Sluss Reed. Immediate survivors include two sons, Floyd Burchett of Van Lear, and William Burchett of Van Lear, five daughters, Leatha Wells of Van Lear, Ella Wells of Cleveland, OH, Audrey Palinkas of Chesterland, OH, Ola Mae Bowling of Cleveland, OH and Sarah Burchett of Van Lear, one brother, Ora Reed of Boons Camp and two sisters, Anna Powers of Van Lear and Sarah Wells of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short on Monday, January 8 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Burchett Cemetery at Van Lear under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1973

  
CASTLE, Clarence
1912-1973
Services were held Tuesday, Jan 30 for Clarence Castle, 80, of Paintsville. Mr. Castle died at his home Saturday, Jan 27, 1973, of a heart attack. He was born in Johnson County on Dec 3, 1912, the son of Gar and Mollie Sparks Castle. A son, Charles Douglas Castle, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Auxier Castle, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Pugh of Hazard, and three grandsons, Douglas, Darrell and David Pugh. Also surviving are four brothers: Carmel and Arville Castle of Paintsville; and Carl and Earl Castle of Prestonsburg. Mr. Castle was the owner of Castle's Jewelry, on Main Street in Paintsville. He was a member of Lodge 381 F & AM and 48 Knights Templar; and the El Hasa Shrine.  Rev. Charles Perry officiated at services in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted by the Paintsville Lodge, with burial in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch. Pallbearers, active and honorary, included Bill Salyers, Phil Jenkins, B. E. Mullins, Allan Perry, Bill Hazelrigg, Jack Kincheloe, Escom Chandler, Dr. Lon Hall, Glen Walker, Dr. Maurice Hall, Dr. John Turner, George Branham, John Mark Trimble, Russell Chandler, Charlie Wells, Dr. George Archer, J. K. Wells and Dr. Paul B. Hall. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

   
CASTLE, James M. Sr.
1973
James Monroe Castle, Sr., 68, of Lowmansville died Sunday, January 14 at his home. He was a retired miner. He was the son of the late James Monroe and Bessie Hale Castle. Immediate survivors include his wife, Marjorie Stambaugh Castle, four sons, James Monroe Castle, Jr., of Lovely, William R. Castle of Columbus, OH, Everett Leon Castle of Lowmansville, and Robert Darell Castle, Sr., of Auxier, five daughters, Mrs. Betty Virginia Wright of Reynoldsburg, OH, Vina W. Vickers, Washington Courthouse, OH, Shirley Jean Blanton of New Holland, OH, Phyllis Carol Daniels of Columbus, OH, and Doris Ann Caudill of Washington Courthouse, OH; and three half brothers, Oakley Lemaster of Logan, WV, Arnie Lemaser of Sitka, and Ishmel Lemaster of Lowmansville. Funeral services were conducted by Florida Lyons and O. I. Williams on Wednesday, January 17 at 10 a.m. in the Lowmansville United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Castle Family Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973

  
CASTLE, Mary Elizabeth (Stambaugh)
1973
Mary Elizabeth (Bill) Castle, 52, of Ann Arbor, MI, died Wednesday, January 24 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor following an extended illness. She was a housewife and was affiliated with the Locust Grove United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Fred and Jemima Burchett Stambaugh. Immediate survivors include her husband, Orville Castle, one son, Fred Robert Castle, two daughters, Barbara Grimm of Ann Arbor, MI, and Joyce Ann Weddington of Ann Arbor, MI, three brothers, Rex Stambaugh of Stambaugh, Lucian Stambaugh of Pikeville, and R. C. Stambaugh of Ypsilanti, MI, and three sisters, Tilda Chandler of Paintsville, Mrs. Jessie VanHoose of Paintsville, and Mrs. Teen Castle of Wittensville. Funeral services were conducted by Richard Preston, James Walters, Arnold Reed and Florida Lyons on Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m. in the Locust Grove United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1973


  
CLARK, Mrs. George
1973
Mrs. George Clark of Paintsville, died Saturday, January 13 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Payne and Francis Elizabeth Sublett Rice. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Edgerton of Jeffersonville; IN. Funeral services were conducted by Rev.  J. H. Burton and Rev. Charles Milam on Monday, January 15 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
CURTIS, Mary R.
1973
Mary R. Curtis, 73, of Red Bush died Sunday, January 14 en route to the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John C. and Candace Lyons Skaggs. Immediate survivors include her husband, Albert Curtis, one son, Thomas Raymond Curtis of Red Bush, and two brothers, Andy E. Skaggs of Flat Gap and Alonzo Skaggs of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted by Williard Bailey and Harold Salyer on Wednesday, January 17 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Lyons Cemetery at Keaton under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
FANNIN, Christine (Honeycutt)
1973
Christine Fannin, 78, of Van Lear died Tuesday, January 2 in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Esaw and Margarett Webb Honeycutt. Immediate survivors include three sons, Marvin Fannin and Hansford Fannin, both of Van Lear, and Ervin Fannin of Thelma, two brothers, Cecil Honeycutt of Van Lear, and Jimmy Honeycutt of Van Lear, and one sister, Margaret Ward of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks, Florida Lyons and Paris Music on Friday, January 5 at 1 p.m. in the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Relocation Cemetery at Auxier under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

   
FITCH, Charlie
1973
Charlie Fitch, 84, of Richardson, died Friday, January 18 at the home of a brother following an extended illness. He was a retired C &O Railroad employee and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John and Emmaline Smith Fitch. Immediate survivors include two sons, Billy Fitch of Dayton, OH and Willis Fitch of Logan, WV, one daughter, Mrs. Clifford VanHoose of Urbana, OH, and one brother, Jerry Fitch of Richardson. Funeral services were conducted by Sammie Branham on Monday, January 22 at 10 a.m. in the Richardson Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Vaughn Cemetery at Richardson under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973


   
FRALEY, Maudie
1973
Maudie Fraley, 51, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, January 30 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Laura Fraley. Immediate survivors include two brothers, John Edmond Fraley of Van Lear, and Rufus Fraley of Elkhorn City, and four sisters, Mrs. Mae Wilham of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Shirley Christine Devore of Silver Lake, IN, Mrs. Gloria Butcher of Van Lear and Mrs. Minnie Daniel of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted by Scott Castle on Friday, February 2 at 2 p.m. in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

  
JUDD, Roy
1973
Roy Judd, 81, of Paintsville, died Thursday, January 18 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Rowland and Mary Daniel Judd. Immediate survivors include one son, Roy Marvin Judd of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Florida Lyons and O. I. Williams on Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973

   
KENT, Raymond
1973
Raymond Kent, 78, of Paintsville died Saturday, January 13 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired steel mill worker and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Charles and Lucy Heiskell Kent. Immediate survivors include his wife, Virginia Conley Kent, one son, Larry Dean Kent of Paintsville, two brothers, Charles Kent of Bradenton, FL and Paul Kent of Columbus, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Howell of Columbus, OH and Mrs. Dorothy Swisker of Lancaster, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Bruce Daniel and M. T. Wommack, Jr., on Tuesday, January 16 at 1 p.m. in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973


   
LEMASTER, Easter (Woods)
1973
Mrs. Easter Lemaster, 58, Springfield, OH, formerly of Chandlersville, died Friday, in Springfield as the result of injuries received in a one car accident. Mrs. Lemaster was born April 12, 1914 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Charles and Emma McKenzie Woods. She was a resident of Springfield for several years. Her husband, Dorsey Lemaster, preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are four sons, Ronald Lemaster of Stambaugh, Donald Lemaster of Hazard, Melvin Lemaster of Enon, OH, and Ollie Lemaster at home; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Caudill of Lebanon, OH, Mrs. Emma Green of Sheffield Lake, OH, and Mrs. Helen Murray of South Vienna, OH; three brothers, John and Jess Woods, both of Paintsville, and James Woods of Ashland and three sisters, Mrs. Suna Gibbs of Urbana, OH, Mrs. Clara Collier of Mechanicsburg, OH and Mrs. Estill O'Bryan of Staffordsville. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, at the Old Hood United Baptist Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1973

   
LEMASTER, Ollie (Fairchild)
1973
Ollie Lemaster, 83, of Sitka died Monday, January 29 in a Dayton, OH hospital following an illness of two weeks. She was affiliated with the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. He was the daughter of the late Miller Fairchild and Sarah Daniel Fairchild. Immediate survivors include two daughters, Gustana Wells of Dayton, OH and Mary Fern Lemaster of Washington D. C., one brother, John Fairchild of Lavalette, WV, and one sister, Emma Murray of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by O. I. Williams and Bruce Daniels on Friday, February 2 at 11 a.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Sugar Grove Daniel Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

   
LYON, Matthew Erik
1973
Matthew Erik Lyon, an infant, died Sunday, January 21 in Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland. He was the son of Russell and Cynthia Phyllis Lemaster Lyon. Immediate survivors include one brother, Russell Kerlin Lyon of Ashland, the maternal grandparents, Blucher and Hannah Lemaster, and the paternal grandparents, Tivis and Inez Lyon. Funeral services were conducted by Arnold Reed on Tuesday, January 23 at 2 p.m. in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Burial followed in the Lyon Cemetery at Keaton under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973

  
MOORE, Golda M. (Lemaster)
1972
Golda M. Moore, 71, of Columbus, OH died Thursday, January 11 at her home. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Pete and Flora Fairchild Lemaster. Immediate survivors include her husband, John Hayden Moore, three sons, Raymond Moore of Columbus, OH, Harvey Moore of Columbus, OH, and Gordon Moore of Plain City, OH, four daughters, Garnett Rigsby of Lancaster, OH, Pauline Newberry of Clarksburg, OH, Lorraine Tackett of Ashland, and Wanda Stambaugh of Paintsville, and two brothers, Walter Lemaster of Marion, OH and Bulcher Lemaster of Keaton. Funeral services were conducted by Arnold Reed on Sunday, January 14 at 10 a.m. in the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap. Burial followed in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
MOORE, Malissa (Skaggs)
1973
Mrs. Malissa Moore, 77, of Flat Gap died Sunday, January 7 at her home following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Jerry and Cordila Skaggs. Immediate survivors include two sons, Junis Moore of South Shore, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Ross of Flat Gap, and, Mrs. Edgar Lemaster of Columbus, OH, one step daughter, Mrs. Sanford Colvin of Columbus, OH, two brothers, Proctor Rigsby of Red Bush and Glen Rigsby of Red Bush, and two sisters, Minnie Rigsby of Red Bush and Mrs. Alonzo Skaggs of Keaton. Funeral services were conducted by C. H. Wallin, Homer Evans, John Pelphrey, and Emery Ferguson on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:30 in the Point Pleasant Church. Burial followed in the Moore Cemetery in Skaggstown under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1973

  
OSBORNE, Lena (Fannin)
1973
Mrs. Lena Osborne, 81, of Springfield, OH, died Thursday, January 4 in the Community Hospital in Springfield, OH, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Alvina Ward Fannin. Immediate survivors include her husband, Walter Osborne, two sons, Dexter Osborne of North Judson, IN, and Lexter Osborne of Springfield, OH, one brother, Edgar Fannin of Louisa, and three sisters, Mrs. Paris Trimble of Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Hettie Boyd of Springfield, OH and Goldia Fannin of Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted by Forest Dyer on Sunday, January 7 at 1 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Osborne Cemetery under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1973


  
PACK, L. C.
1973
L. C. Pack, 86, of Whitehouse died January 12 in the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several months. He was a retired merchant and miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church at Hammond. He was the son of the late Will Pack and Mary VanHoose Pack. Immediate survivors include his wife, Lena Carter Pack, one son, Fred pack of Jenkins, three daughters, Mrs. Willis Daniel of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Mabel Daniel and Mrs. Verla Wiley, both of Paintsville, and one brother, McKinley Pack of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Walter Dutton and Rev. Clyde bowling on January 14at 11 a.m. in the Whitehouse Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Dunn-Kelly Funeral Home of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

   
PRESTON, Gus
1973
Gus Preston, 69, of Dayton, OH died Wednesday, January 10 in a Dayton hospital following an illness of several weeks. He was an accountant at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He was the son of the late A. S. and Loula Gibbs Preston. Immediate survivors include his wife, Alka Pelphrey Preston, one son, Gus Edward Preston of Lakeland, FL and three sisters, Mrs. Hobart Conley of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Mitchell Preston of Paintsville and Mrs. Wardie Barnett of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Burton on Sunday, January 14 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
PRICE, James M.
1973
James M. Price, 49, of Springfield, MO, died Monday, January 22 in Springfield. He was a coal miner. He was the son of the late Kent and Georgia Blessing Price. Immediate survivors include his wife, Josie Cavins Price, three sons, James Oscar Price of Nippa, George D. Price of Kentucky, and Elmer Lee Price of Columbus, OH, and five daughters, Emla Cusick of Baltimore, MD, Hazel Bush of Wabash, IN, Dianna Price, Virginia Price, and Alie Mae Price, all of Paintsville, two brothers, Billy Joe Price and Doc Price, both of St. Louis, MO, and four sisters, Louella Price of Mullins, WV, Evila Parson of Tampa, FL, Alice Mae Ashley of Baltimore, MD, and Mary Borders of Missouri. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks and O. I. Williams on Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1973

   
REDFORD, Lidge
1973
Lidge Redford, 64, of Paintsville died Tuesday, January 30 in Paintsville following a sudden illness.  He was employed as a deliverer of flowers by the Big Sandy Valley Flower Shop. He was the son of the late Mont and Mandy Ward Redford. Immediate survivors include one brother, John Redford of Paintsville and one sister, Mrs. Mahalah Spencer of Thealka. Funeral were conducted by Claude Preston on Friday, February 2 at 10:30 a.m. 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, February 7, 1973

   
SALYER, Estill
1973
Estill Salyer, 71, of Sitka died Thursday, January 11 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was the son of the late J. H. Salyer and Virginia Belle Castle Salyer. Immediate survivors include his wife, Verna Rowland Salyer, one step son, Charles Ratliff of Barnetts Creek, one daughter, Helen Picklesimer of Berln Center, OH, and one brother, Ralph Salyer of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Edward Salyer, Bruce Daniels, and Ellis Hamilton on Sunday, January 14 at 11 a.m. in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist church. Burial followed in the Jones Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville, Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
TACKETT, Lizzie M.(Blanton)
1973
Mrs. Lizzie M. Tackett, 73, of Staffordsville, died Wednesday, January 10 at her home following an illness of several weeks; she was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late W. R. and Julia McFarlin Blanton. Immediate survivors include her husband, F. M. Tackett, Sr., three sons, F. M. Tackett, Jr., of Paintsville, Jack Tackett of Staffordsville, and Emory E. Tackett of Opp, AL, two daughters, Mrs. Jewell McKenzie of Piketon, OH, and Mrs. Mable Picklesimer of Thornsville, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie McKenzie of Manila, and Mrs. Beulah Lemaster of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted by Florida Lyons and Arnold Reed on Friday, January 12 at 1 p.m. in the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
WEBB, Charles
1973
Charles Webb, 34, of Van Lear, died Tuesday, January 16 on the job at the gas drilling rig at Meally after suffering accidental injuries. He was employed as a helper to the driller. He was the son of Garland and Lula Delong Webb. Immediate survivors include one son, Charles William Webb of Owensboro, one daughter, Pamela Sheryl Webb of Owensboro, five brothers, Delmar Webb of Ypsilanti, MI, Orville Webb of Shelby, OH, Thurman Webb of Newark, OH, Herbert Webb of Norton, VA and Garland Webb, Jr., of Shelby, OH, and five sisters, Mrs. Alka Mitchell of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Loka Papay of Shelby, OH, Mrs. Anna Marie Hicks of Shelby, OH, Mrs. June Hall of Shelby, OH and Mrs. Betty Ball of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short and Leonard Webb on Friday, January 19 at 11 a.m. in the Paintsville Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Webb Cemetery at Volga under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973

  
WEBB, Roy
1973
Roy Webb, 79, of Parsons, WV, died at his home Sunday, January 14. He was a former resident of Red Bush. Immediate survivors include his wife, Florence Webb, two sons, Paul Webb and Tracy Webb, both of Columbus, OH, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Fannin of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, January 17 at the Greenlie Funeral Home at 1 p.m... Burial followed in the Gillman Cemetery under direction of the Greenlie Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1973

  
WILLIAMS, Edna
1973
Edna Caudill Williams, 77, of Oil Springs, died Monday, January 15 at the home of a daughter following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Rice Caudill. Immediate survivors include one son, Howard Williams, of Dayton, OH, and two daughters, Mrs. Cathleen Cantrell of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Hazel Blanton of Thealka. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Thealka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1973
 
     
WIREMAN, Dessie (Blair)
1973
Mrs. Dessie Estepp Wireman, 79, of Staffordsville died Wednesday, January 31 at the Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Rock House Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late Leander and Clarinda Rice Blair. Immediate survivors include her husband, Ramey Wireman, one daughter, Mrs. Orville Conley of Winchester, two brothers, Reece Blair of Hager Hill and Verlie Blair of Mont Coal, WV and one sister, Mrs. Nora Fairchild of Leander. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Richard Williams and Rev. Earl Gillespie on Friday, February 2 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Rockhouse under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973



FEBRUARY - 1973

  
 
AMMAR, Najeeb Abraham
1900-1973
Najeeb Abraham Ammar, 72, of Beckley, WV, Secretary and one of the founders of Ammar Bros., Inc. died Thursday, February 8 in Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on December 17, 1972 near Glenville, GA. Mr. Ammar was preceded in death by his wife, Salwa Ammar, who died immediately as a result of the same automobile accident. He was a resident of 109 Virginia Street. Mr. Ammar was a principal in the Magic Mart, located in Paintsville. Born at Magdel-Shams, Syria, September 17, 1900, he was a son of the late Abraham and Kalia Ammar. He came to the United States in 1920, and joined his brothers, Mr. K. A. Ammar, who resided in Bluefield, WV and is now deceased, and Mr. S. A. Ammar, of Logan, WV. They established their first department store in Williamson, WV in 1921. The multi- state business grew into a large chain of department stores, discount stores, a wholesale concern and several real estate concerns located in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona and Florida. Mr. Ammar was the youngest of three brothers. He is survived by his son, N. A. Ammar, Jr., of Miami, FL, and by two grandchildren, and his brother, S. A. Ammar, of Logan, WV. He attended the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Beckley, and he was a member of O’Brien Masonic Lodge 101 at Williamson. He was educated in Syria. Funeral services were conducted February 11 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Beckley, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

  
AUXIER, Marinda (Music)
1973
Marinda Auxier, 89, of East Point, died Friday, February 9 in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Methodist church. She was the daughter of the late Jack and Isabelle Greer Music. Immediate survivors include two sons, Virgil Auxier of Collista, and Woodrow (Buster) Auxier of East Point, two daughters, Mrs. May Hereford of Milton, and Mrs. Octavia Blanton of Jenkins, one brother, Taylor Music of Hager Hill and one sister, Catherine Alright of Pikeville. Funeral services were conducted by Moses Kitchen on Sunday, February 11 at 2 p.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

  
BAILEY, William Edgel
1973
William Edgel Bailey, 63, of Baltimore, MD died Friday, February 2 in Baltimore, following a brief illness. He was employed as a crane operator and was a veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late Charles and Rissa Hill Bailey. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mary Moore Bailey, three sons, two daughters, one brother, Wallace Bailey of Keaton and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Fyffe of Wheelersburg, OH and Mrs. Tom Butler of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by J. T. Bailey and Tommy Reynolds on Tuesday, February 6 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the Bailey Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

  
BALDWIN, Murlie (Fairchild)
1973
Murlie Baldwin, 60, of Oil Springs, died Feb 21 in a hospital at Louisa, after a short illness. The daughter of James and Sina Bayes Fairchild, she was born, Feb 1912 in Johnson County. She is survived by her mother, her husband, Eulis Baldwin, two sons, Darvin and James Baldwin of Oil Springs, and three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Blanton of Win, Mrs. Mary Lou Blair of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Shelby Jean Lemaster of Enon, OH. Four brothers, Delbert, Orville, and Doug Fairchild, all of Oil Springs and Wayne Fairchild of Olive Hill, also survive. Services were held Saturday, Feb 24 at the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church in Oil Springs, with Elders Arnold Reed, and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973


  
BUNYARD, Lula (Salyers)
1973
Lula Bunyard, 84, of Flat Gap died Saturday, Feb 17 in Paintsville following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. She was the daughter of the late P. A. and Allie Fairchild Salyers. Immediate survivors include four daughters, Mrs. John C. Stapleton of Flat Gap, Mrs. Oliver Salyer of Flat Gap, Mrs. Alger Lemaster of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Elsie Ramey of Ashley, OH, three brothers, Hayes Salyer of Brooksville, FL, Normal Salyer of Springfield, OH, and Paris Salyer of Collista, and three sisters, Mrs. Ershley Aims of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Vivie Spencer of Paintsville, and Mrs. Jewell May of Kitts Hill, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels on Monday, Feb 19 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

  
BUTCHER, Jenny Lee (VanHoose)
1973
Jenny Lee Butcher, 51, of Boons Camp, died Friday, February 2 at Boons Camp following a sudden illness. She was a housewife and was affiliated with the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Zeph and Lucy Stapleton VanHoose. Immediate survivors include four sons, Marcus Harold Butcher of Fort Worth, TX, Cecil Butcher of Tomahawk, Clyde Butcher of Cincinnati, OH and Phillip Butcher of Boons Camp, and four daughters, Diana Bowen of Fort Worth, TX, Venita Gay Spencer of Davisport, Rita Faye Butcher of Boons Camp, and Eva Mae Butcher of Boons Camp. Funeral services were conducted by Bill Tackett and Otis Bowling on Monday, February 5 at 11 a.m. in the Boons Camp, Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

  
COCHRAN, Cleffe (Gullett)
1973
Cleffe Cochran, 79, of Oil Springs died Friday, February 16 at her home. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late James B. and Mary Blanton Gullett. Immediate survivors include her husband, Thurman Cochran, six sons, Lowell Cochran of Oil Springs, Lowman Cochran of Zanesville, OH, Winifred Cochran of Clayton, OH, Douglas Cochran of New Carlisle, OH, Edward Cochran of Fairborn, OH, and Emery Cochran of Xenia, OH, one daughter, Mary L. Picklesimer of Oil Springs, and one brother, Lack Gullett of Oil Springs. Funeral services were conducted by Arnold Reed and Buell Ferguson on Sunday, February 18 at 11 a.m. in the Low Gap Untied Baptist church. Burial followed in the Cochran Family Cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973
   
COCHRAN, Cleffa
1894-1973
Cleffa Cochran, age 79 years, and 22 days departed this life Friday, February 16, 1973. She was born January 24, 1894 in Johnson County, KY to the late James B. and Mary Blanton Gullett. Cleffa was married to Thurman Cochran on July 10, 1915, and to this union was born 8 children. One son preceded her in death, his name, Thurman Shay Allen Cochran. She is survived by her husband, Thurman Cochran, six sons, Lowell Cochran, Oil Springs, Lowman Cochran, Zanesville, OH, Winifred Cochran, Clayton, OH, Douglas Cochran, New Carlisle, OH, Edward Cochran, Fairborn, OH, Emery Cochran, Xenia, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Picklesimer of Oil Springs, KY, one brother, Leck Gullett of Oil Springs, KY, 28 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Cleffa was preceded in death by two half sisters, Florence Fyffe and Delia McCarty. Cleffa’s life was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother. She was joined to the United Baptist Church February 7, 1906 and remained a true and faithful Christian throughout her life and now she is resting in the Paradise of God because she walked God’s way every day. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1973

   
CONLEY, Elizabeth (McCloud)
1973
Elizabeth McCloud Conley, 93, of Paintsville died Monday, February 5 in the Crest Haven Rest Home following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late George and Angeline Coffee McCloud. Immediate survivors include her husband, Cyrus Newton Conley, two sons, Max Conley of Collista, and Elvin Conley of Paintsville and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Reatherford of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were conducted by C. C. Hall and Norman Roberts on Wednesday, February 7 at 2 p.m. in the First Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Horn Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

   
DANIELS, Alma
1973
Alma Daniels, 51, of Oregonia, OH died Monday, February 26 at the Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, OH following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Poe and Emma Hall Lemaster. Immediate survivors include her husband, Harmon Daniels, seven sons, Randall Daniel of Oregonia, OH, Jerry Daniels of Oregonia, OH, Charles Daniels of Marrow, OH, James Daniels of Oregonia, OH, Keith Daniels, Timothy Daniels and Mark Daniels, all of Oregonia, OH, one daughter, Emma Coates of Marrow, OH, one sister, Loretta Young of Dayton, OH, and four brothers, Jessie Lemaster of Sitka, Con Lemaster of Winifred, Roy Lemaster of Ypsilanti, MI, and Everett Russell Lemaster of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 21 at 1 p.m. by Bruce Williams and O. I. Williams at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
DANIELS, Stella (McFaddin)
1973
Stella Moore Daniels, 75, a resident of Stambaugh, died Tuesday, February 20 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Retta McCloud. The daughter of George and Martha McCloud McFaddin, she was born in Johnson County in August 1897. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Daniels first husband, Scott Moore died in 1935, and her second husband, Harrison Daniels, preceded her in death in 1970. Survivors include a son, W. A. Red Moore of Georgetown, and four stepsons, Wilbur Daniels of South Point, Hollie Daniels of Williamsport, Harrison Daniels, Jr. of Columbus, and Havalyn Daniels. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Retta McCloud of Stambaugh, Mrs. John McClellan of Georgetown, Mrs. Guy Dozier of Staffordsville, Mrs. George H. Boyd of Ashland and a step daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Davis of Meally. Twelve grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren also survive. Services were held Friday, February 23, at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, with Charles Stewart, Ellis Hamilton and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery at Staffordsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

  
DAVIS, Vint
1884-1973
Services were held Friday, February 23 for Vint Davis, 88, of Oil Springs. A retired farmer, Mr. Davis was the son of John D. and Lorraine Webb Davis. He was born in December 1884, in Johnson County, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Death came February 20, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Moncie Trimble Davis, and two sons, James Wendell Davis of Columbus and Clarence Edward Davis of Oil Springs. Three grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Elders Tommy Bailey, Arnold Reed, and John Pelphrey officiated at services in Fish Trap Church at Manila. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

  
DIALS, Von
1973
Von Dials, 67, of Paintsville, died Thursday, February 8 at his home following a sudden illness. He was a retired driller and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. He was the son of the late James Ferrett and Alice Lewis Dials. Immediate survivors include four sons, Wayne Dials of Paintsville, Dewayne Dials of Hazard, Jimmy Dials of Hazard, and Maynard Dials of Prestonsburg, three daughters, Wanda Dials of Mason, OH, Donna K. Dials of Paintsville, and Dorris Osborne of Lvoeland, OH, three brothers, Conn Dials of Hillsboro, OH, Lowell Dials of Lake Panosoffkee, FL, and Powell Dials of Carlisle, OH, one step-brother, Willard Addington of sandy Hook, two sisters, Martha Hatfield of Lucasville, OH and Clora Quigley of Richmond, IN. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Stapleton and Scott Castle on Sunday, February 11 at 1 p.m. in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the Watson Cemetery at Sandy Hook under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

  
FERGUSON, Nelson
1973
Nelson Ferguson, 80, of Ashland, died Friday, February 9 at his home following an extended illness. He was a retired Ashland Oil Company employee and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Don and Sarah Evans Ferguson. Immediate survivors include his wife, Maxie Bailey Ferguson, one son, Ferral Ferguson of Keaton, one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Salyer of Ashland, and one sister, Mrs. Wallace Bailey. Funeral services were conducted by H. C. Wallin, J. T. Bailey and Homer Evans on Monday, February 12 at 11 a.m. in the Christian Union Church at Keaton. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Keaton, under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

  
FRANKLIN, Henry
1899-1973
Former Johnson County resident, Henry Franklin, 75, died February 23 in a hospital in Marion, OH after a short illness. The son of MacDonald and Minerva Sammons Franklin, he was born in December, 1899, at Van Lear. He had been a resident of Marion since 1954, and retired in 1969 from Marion Power Shovel. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lemaster Franklin, three sons, Donald, Jerry L. and Jimmy, all of Marion, and three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Bowman of Marion, Mrs. David Sublett of Bucyrus and Mrs. Kennis Holbrook of Marion. Three brothers and three sisters also survive. They are Ila Murphy of Ironton, Murtie VanHoose of Ashland, and Nancy Welch of Thealka, Floyd Franklin of Thealka, Estill Franklin of Paintsville, and Freddie Franklin of Marion, twenty-one grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive. Services were held Monday, February 26 at Marion. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

   
GRIMM, Sarah (Grimm)
1973
Mrs. Sarah Grimm, 84, of Nippa died Wednesday, February 7 in the Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Laura Burchett Grimm. Immediate survivors include her husband, Bascomb Grimm, four sons, Bert Grimm of West Van Lear, Buel C. Grimm of Nippa, Carl Grimm of Tutor Key, and Robert D. Grimm of Ashland, one daughter, Mrs. Carl Patrick of Paintsville, two brothers, Farris Grimm of Stambaugh and Jeff Grimm of Stambaugh, and one sister, Mrs. W. T. Williams of Sitka. Funeral services were conducted by Tommy Bailey, Buel Ferguson, and James H. Blair on Saturday, February 10 at 11 a.m. in the Locust Grove Church at Stambaugh. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Stambaugh under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
HARRIS, Erie (Castle)
1973
Erie Harris, 80, of Van Lear died Friday, February 16, in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Old Hood United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late James C. and Lydie Nichold Castle. Immediate survivors include one son, Warren Harris of Pikeville, three daughters, Helen Hazelette of Ypsilanti, MI, Alka Chandler of Van Lear, and Doris Franklin of Staffordsville, and one sister, Cora Slone of Winifred. Funeral services were conducted by O. I. Williams and C. J. Sparks on Sunday, February 18 at 1 p.m. in the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Old Hood Cemetery at Winifred under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
HENSLEY, Betty (Johnson)
1973
Betty Hensley, 26, of Paintsville died Monday, February 18 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of Buddy and Minnie Johnson. Immediate survivors include her husband, Fred Hensley and one sister, Linda Green of Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 22 at 11 a.m. by Charles Stapleton at the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Fuget under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

  
HILL, Gertrude (Fyffe)
1973 Gertrude Fyffe Hill, 48, of Ashland died Monday, February 26 at Ashland following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Minnie Cantrell Fyffe. Immediate survivors include her husband, Dennie Hill, two sons, Daniel Lee Hill of Ashland and Joe Hill of Ashland, three daughters, Deborah Hill of Ashland, Teresa Hill of Ashland, and Carolyn Blair of Staffordsville, two brothers, Darrell Fyffe and Audie Fyffe, both of West Liberty, and six sisters, Amanda Friley of Ashland, Nora Hamilton of Ashland, Ola Chaffins of Catlettsburg, Ethel Hamilton of West Liberty, Maudie Dawson and Pearl Smith of Relief. Funeral services were conducted by John Pelphrey on Wednesday, February 28 at 1 p.m. 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, February 28, 1973

   
JACKSON, Lydia (Hall)
1973
Lydia Jackson, 59, of Oil Springs, died Thursday, February 8 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of one week. She was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. She was the daughter of the late Buddy and Hulda Cantrell Hall. Immediate survivors include one son, Otho Watson Jackson of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Mrs. Bertie Collins of Powell, OH, Mrs. Mollie Staggs of Keggo Harbor, MI, and Mrs. Esta Hall of Lewiscanter, OH and two brothers, William Hall of Lewiscanter, OH and Squire Hall of Delaware, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Melvin Blanton and Rev. Jake Seneroski on Sunday, February 11 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
JENKINS, William
1973
William Jenkins, 50, of Indiana died Tuesday, February 6 in the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis, IN following an extended illness. He was the son of the John and Vernie Spradlin Jenkins. Immediate survivors include three sisters, Edna Green of Elkhart, IN, Thelma Jenkins of Pikeville and Alice Miller of Lima, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Milam on Friday, February 9 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Denver under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

   
KING, Corvin Tom
1973
Corvin Tom King, 57, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, February 6 in Columbus following an extended illness. He was a construction worker and was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Carlie and Virgie Wright King. Immediate survivors include his wife, Edna Burchett King, one daughter, Mrs. Darlene Richardson, of Columbus, OH, five sisters, Beatrice Salyer of Ironton, OH, Matti Lee Jenkins of Columbus, OH, Opal Adkins of Hillsboro, OH, Nora Jenkins of Columbus, OH and Callie Lemasters of Columbus, OH, and six brothers, Zollie King of Columbus, OH, Escom King of Columbus, OH, Albert King of Circleville, OH, Frank King of Columbus, OH, Woodie King of Columbus, OH and Haston King of Florida. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Rev. Charles Stapleton on Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Burchett Cemetery at Relief under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
LEMASTER, Milton
1973
Milton Lemaster, 82, of Tipp City, died Saturday, February 3 at Troy, OH following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John and Elizabeth McKenzie Lemaster. Immediate survivors include one son, Robert Lemaster of Tipp City, OH, and one half-brother, Allen Williams of Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Arnold Reed and John Pelphrey on Tuesday, February 6 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1973

   
MCKENZIE, Fred
1906-1973
Fred McKenzie, 66, Flat Gap, died Tuesday, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mr. McKenzie was born Sep 27, 1906 in Johnson County, a son of the late Jeff and Victoria Cantrell McKenzie. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Thomas McKenzie; seven sons, Howard and Donald McKenzie, both of Los Angeles, CA, Harold McKenzie of Sunbury, OH, Darrell McKenzie of Columbus, Gary and Tommy McKenzie, both of Flat Gap; and Marion McKenzie of IN; five daughters, Betty Jo Sparks, and Janet Scarberry, both of Sunbury, Marcella Vansickle of Marengo, OH, Peggy Frame of Frederickstown, OH and Jo Ann Singery of Flat Gap; a brother, W. H. McKenzie of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. C. D. Wheeler and Elizabeth McKenzie, both of River, and Mrs. Mary Seagraves of Flat Gap; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at the Enterprise Baptist Church by Bruce Daniels and John Birch, ministers. Burial followed in the Conley Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

   
MCKENZIE, James Franklin
1973
James Franklin McKenzie, 31, was fatally injured in a car accident, Saturday, Feb 24, at Louisville. a construction worker and native of Kerz, he was residing at Lebanon at the time of his death. He was the son of Francis and Edith Mae Stapleton McKenzie. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; two sons, Robert and Roger; and three daughters, Shunna, Lori Anne and Angelina. Surviving brothers and sisters include Tobie, Charles, Robert and Ford McKenzie of Sitka, Darrell McKenzie of Columbus and Francis Jr. McKenzie of Fort Knox; Ilene Davis, Betty Daniels and Barbara Conley of Stambaugh, Judy Grim, Rhonda McKenzie and Roxanne McKenzie of Sitka, Karen Hamilton of Thealka and Rosa Blanton of Columbus. He had spent nine years in the service, including several months in Viet Nam. Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel officiated at services Tuesday, Feb 27, in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Kerz. Burial was in the family cemetery, also at Kerz. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

   
PRATER, Stella (Phillips)
1890-1973
Stella Prater, 83, of Whitehouse, succumbed Wednesday, February 21 at a local hospital after an extended illness. The daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Osborne Phillips, she was born in Johnson County in April 1890. Mrs. Prater was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Sherman Prater died in 1932. Survivors include a son, Clyde Prater of West Van Lear, and two daughters, Ruby Spradlin and Ella Mae Wiley both of Whitehouse, Services were held Saturday, February 24 at the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at Whitehouse. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

 
RATLIFF, Worth
1973
Worth Ratliff, 55, of Sitka died Tuesday, February 13 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a coal miner and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Lonnie and Maudie Spradlin Ratliff. Immediate survivors include his wife, Maudie Spradlin Ratliff, two sons, Thomas J. Ratliff of Urbana, OH and James Arthur Ratliff of Sitka, four daughters, Mary Alice Ratliff of Sitka, Sandra Sue Ratliff of Sitka, Betty Jean Young of Tutor Key, and Lillian Hope Cantrell of Wheelersburg, three brothers, Arnold Ratliff of Springfield, OH, Arvill Ratliff of Carey, OH and Marvin Ratliff of Sitka and two sisters,  Eva Ward of VanLue, OH and Beatrice Blair of Denver. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Stapleton and Rev. Bruce Daniels on Thursday, February 15 at 11 a.m. in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
RICE, George Winston
1973
George Winston Rice, 78, of Paintsville died Saturday, February 17 in Paintsville following a sudden illness. He was a woodcraftsman and was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late George W. and Margaret Osborn Rice. Immediate survivors include two sons, McKinley Rice of Flatwoods, and Don Rice of Wittensville, and one sister, Ida S. VanHoose of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Lemaster on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. in the Rush Fork United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
ROBERTS, Billie
1934-1973
Services were held Tuesday, February 27 at the Rader Funeral Home in West Jefferson, OH for Billie Roberts. Born March 31, 1934, he was the son of May Duncan Roberts and the late Caroman Roberts of Paintsville. He was dead on arrival at the Madison County Hospital as a result of an accident. An employee of Devco Building Co., Roberts was a Korean War veteran and was named outstanding private of his battalion in 1955. Survivors include his mother, wife, Levonda DeBoard Roberts, daughters and sons, Mrs. Darlene Carpenter, West Jefferson, OH, Marlene, Charlene, Billie Dale, Nathan, James and Christopher, all at home, and one grandson. One sister, Mrs. Mary Whalen of Ft. Worth, TX and three brothers, Carmon, Jr., Ralph of West Jefferson, OH and Dan M. Roberts of Paintsville. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in West Jefferson, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1973

   
SIMPSON, Missouri (Helton)
1973
Missouri Helton Simpson, 84, of Paintsville died Sunday, February 18 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Douglas and Saviller Maggard Helton. Immediate survivors include four sons, Charlie Simpson of Ulysses, Walter Simpson of Offutt, Roy Simpson of Willard, and Norman Simpson of Ypsilanti, MI, one daughter, Mable Duty of Meally, two brothers, Norman Helton of Willard and Watt Helton of Phoenix, AZ, and two sisters, Bessie Maggard of Ashland and Nancy Penix of Grayson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley, Irvin Castle, and Sam Wilcox on Wednesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Gardens at Grayson under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

   
SPEARS, Leland L.
1973
Leland L. Spears, 34, of Ashland died Tuesday, February 13 in Ironton, OH following an accident at work. He was the son of Enoch and Marylyn Collins Spears. Immediate survivors include his wife, Marble Spears, two daughters at home, Lisa and Lola Spears, one brother, Darvin Spears of Prestonsburg, and two sisters, Willadean Setzer of Gross Isle, MI and Emogene Sherman of Auxier. Funeral services were conducted by Cecil Sherman on Thursday, February 15 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery at Auxier under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Wednesday, February 21, 1973

   
SPENCER, Martha Jane (Montgomery)
1973
Martha Jane Spencer, 49, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, February 10 following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Mance and Virey Risner Montgomery. Immediate survivors include her husband, Richard Spencer, one brother, Sanford Adams of Portsmouth, OH and one sister, Mary Short of Imlay City, MI. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tommie Reynolds on Tuesday, February 13 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Spencer Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

   
STAMBAUGH, Joe
1889-1973
Services were held Friday, February 23, for Joe Stambaugh, 83, of Hager Hill. Mr. Stambaugh, a resident of River, was 83 at the time of his death, which came Tuesday, February 20, after an extended illness. He was the son of John A. and Mary Bayes Stambaugh, and was born in Floyd County in November 1889. He was a coal miner by occupation, and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Minnie Stambaugh, preceded him in death in 1961. Two daughters, Dorothy Meade of River and Ruth Preston of Ypsilanti, MI, survive, as do five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving is a half-brother, Eunie Stambaugh. J. H. Short officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Friday. Burial followed in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1973

  
STAPLETON, Harry
1973
Harry “Son” Stapleton, 80, of Paintsville died Friday, February 9 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Samuel and Matilda VanHoose Stapleton. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Betty Jean Bennett of San Diego, CA, one sister; Elizabeth Fannin of Akron, OH and one brother, Claude Stapleton of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Irvin Castle on Monday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973 Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1973

  
WEBB, Otis
1973
Otis Webb, 71, of West Van Lear died Thursday, February 1, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a merchant and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Williams and Elizabeth Hyden Webb. Immediate survivors include his wife, Enola Mae Baldwin Webb, and one brother, Oliver (Buck) Webb of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Edward Young on Sunday, February 4 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of 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, February 14, 1973




MARCH - 1973


 
 
BLAIR, Virgie Lee (Trimble)
1973
Virgie Lee Blair, 88, of Stambaugh, died Thursday, March 1 at her home following an extended illness. Born in 1888, she was the daughter of the late Green and Alabama Ealey Trimble. Her husband, Samuel Blair, died in 1945. Survivors include two sons, Irvin, Sitka, and Ivan, Stambaugh. Also, two daughters, Awilda Ratliff, Troy, OH and Bethel Bailey, Dayton, OH. Fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Surviving brothers and sisters include: Archie Trimble, Paintsville, Hazel Trimble, Barnetts Creek, Ollie Tackett, Louisa, and Gracie Picklesimer, Urbana, OH. Elders Florida Lyons and John Pelphrey officiated at the services at the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek, Sunday, March 4. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1973

    
CLAY, Irvin
1973
Irvin Clay, 75, of River died Sunday, March 18 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a merchant. He was the son of the late Henry and Ella Murray Clay. Survivors include his wife, Eva VanHoose Clay; 2 daughters, Vonda Clay McKenzie and Herma Clay Preston both of River; 3 sisters, Sarah Castle of Lowmansville, Mamie Murray of Flat Gap, and Exer Brown of Plain City, OH; 3 brothers, Edgar Clay of River, Ollie Clay of Sitka and Edd Clay of Ashland. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Hall on Tuesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in family cemetery at River under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1973.

 
CONLEY, John J.
1973
John J. Conley, 81, of Flat Gap died Sunday, March 19 in Kettering, OH following a brief illness. He was a retired school teacher and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. He was the son of the late Tom and Frankie Ellen Estep Conley. Immediate survivors include five sons, Clifford Conley of Springfield, OH, Army Conley of Staffordsville, Ova Conley of Flat Gap, Thomas J. Conley of Staffordsville, and John P. Conley of Springfield, OH, four daughters, Mrs. Francis Elsom of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Lora Salyers of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Susie Slone and Mrs. Ruth McKenzie, also of Springfield, OH, and one brother Ervin Conley of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted by Ellis Hamilton, Ray Pennington, and Charles Stapleton on Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Conley Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

  
CONLEY, Stella (Adams)
1973
Stella Conley, 80, of East Point died Tuesday, March 13 at her home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Collista Freewill Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late James H. and Lou Rice Adams. Immediate survivors include her husband, Troy Conley, two daughters, Mae Auxier of East Point, and Nell Blair of Paintsville, three sisters, Rose Daniels of Chestnut, Hattie Daniels of Hammond and Lucy Vansickle of Kenova, WV and one brother Bill Adams of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted by Norman Roberts, Edd Young, and Charlie Lemaster on Friday, March 16 at 1 p.m. in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1973

  
COPHER, Mrs. Anzy (Newsome)
1973
Mrs. Anzy Copher, 61, died Friday, March 16 in a Mt. Sterling Hospital following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the First Church of God. She was the daughter of the late Jarvie and Nancy Newsome. Immediate survivors include her husband, J. A. Copher, three daughters, Mrs. Eulene Adams of Owingsville, Mrs. Frank Adams and Mrs. Joy Chandler, both of Mt. Sterling, one sister, Mrs. Kathleen May of Paintsville, four brothers, Charley Newsome, William Newsome, and George Newsome, all of Paintsville, and Noah Newsome of Grayson. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Eastern and Richey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Preston, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

   
DUTTON, Shadie
1973
Shadie Dutton, 56, of Columbus, OH died Thursday, March 22 in the V A Hospital, Dayton, OH following an illness of seven weeks.  He was the son of the late James and Mary Ward Dutton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Pearl Parks Dutton, three sons, Dewey Dutton of Shiprock, NM, James R. Dutton of Columbus, OH and George Ervin Dutton of Columbus, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Horton and Elizabeth Dutton, both of Columbus, OH; four brothers, Selsus Dutton of Whorton, WV, Denver Dutton of Whitehouse, Earl Dutton of Whitehouse, and Hubert Dutton of Columbus, OH and one sister, Mrs. Vernon Caporalla of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were conducted by Clyde Bowling on Sunday, Mar 25 in the chapel of Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the VanHoose Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

  
FUGITT, Maude (Adams)
1973
Maude Adams Smith Fugitt, 73, of Louisa, died Thursday, March 15 in the Elmwood Nursing Home in Ashland. She was a housewife. She was the daughter of the late Charley Adams and Minerva Hayes Adams. Immediate survivors include two sons, George E. Smith of Paintsville and Manley Smith of Dayton, OH, one brother, Manley Adams of Ashland and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hall of Peebles, OH, Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Cora Woodring of Chillicothe, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harold Hunter on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in the Heston Funeral Home of Louisa. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

   
GOBLE, Vada (McKenzie)
1900-1973
Vada Goble, 72, a resident of Auxier, died Saturday, March 3, in Paintsville due to an extended illness. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The daughter of James and Ida Waugh McKenzie, she was born August 24, 1900 in Carter County. Her husband, Lon Frank Goble, preceded her in death in 1955. Four sons, Ruben, West Van Lear, Thomas, Fort Wayne, IN, James, Maine, IN, and Franklin D. Wabash, IN, one daughter, Mrs. Eula Allen of Fort Wayne, IN, survives as well as eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One brother, Virgil Roop, Pikeville, and three half-sisters, Josephine Blackburn and Ellie Cline, both of Davella and Hesel Hardin, Detroit, MI, also survive. Rev. T. A. Patton officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Monday. Burial followed at the Relocation Cemetery in Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1973

  
HAMILTON, Foster
1973
Foster Hamilton, 69, of Red Bush, died Thursday, March 29 in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH following an extended illness. He was a pipe fitter. He was the son of the late Jeff and Mary Curtiss Hamilton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Bessie Cantrell Hamilton, three sons, Eulas Hamilton of Ashland, Willis Hamilton of Cleveland, OH, and Noble Hamilton of Hillard, OH, one daughter, Mary Wheeler of Plain City, OH, one brother, Victor Hamilton of Ashland and three sisters, Madge Hansen of Ashland, Verla Hamilton of Ashland, and Neva Hamilton, also of Ashland. Funeral services were conduced by Bruce Daniels and J. T. Bailey on Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m. in the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Hamilton Family cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1973

  
KIRK, Issac
1973
Isaac Kirk, 50, of Offutt, died Monday, March 19 in the V.A. Hospital in Huntington, WV following an extended illness. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church, and was a WWII veteran. He was the son of Sallie Ward Kirk Carter and the late Thornsy B. Kirk. Immediate survivors include one son, William R. Kirk of Hippo, two brothers, Jeffery P. Kirk and James B. Kirk both of Oakland, CA, and one sister, Mimmie W. Ward of Offutt. Funeral services were conducted by Flem Arrowood on Friday, March 23 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Carter Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

 
PELPHREY, Don
1973
Don Pelphrey, 68, of Hager Hill, died Thursday, March 8 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired merchant and was affiliated with the United Baptist church. He was the son of the late S. H. and Mary Spradlin Pelphrey. Immediate survivors include his wife, Levada Reed Pelphrey, five sons, Carroll Pelphrey of Paintsville, Jack Pelphrey of Springfield, OH, Joe Pelphrey of Dayton, OH, Donald Ray Pelphrey of Prestonsburg, and Leroy Pelphrey of Dayton, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Johnson of Hager Hill, Mrs. Naomi Ann Conley of Dayton, OH, one brother, J. H. Pelphrey of Paintsville and one sister, Mrs. Irvin Spradlin of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Arnold Reed, James H. Blair and Millard O’Bryan on Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. in 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, March 14, 1973

 
PORTER, Olgia (Wells)
1973
Olgia Porter, 58, of East Point died Sunday, March 25 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Evan and Ruth Privit Wells. Immediate survivors include her husband, Eddie Porter, four sons, John Porter of Wabash, IN, Eddie Porter, Jr. of Lowmansville, Chester Porter of East Point, and Danny Porter of East Point, ten daughters, Mary Ruth May of East Point, Bessie Christopher of Columbus, OH, Nellie Reed of East Point, Emma Gallant of Lockborn, OH, Julia Reffett of Van Lear, Dimple Spradlin of Dayton, OH, Martha Carol Porter of East Point, Dorothy Hanby of Peru, IN, Connie Porter of East Point and Brenda Porter of East Point, one sister, Leffy Harmon of Auxier and one brother, Russell Wells of Proctorville, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Milt Blankenship on Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Ramey Cemetery at East Point under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

   
PRESTON, Clyde
1973
Preston Services were held Monday, March 5, for Clyde Preston of Paintsville.  Mr. Preston was 61 at the time of death, which came after an extended illness on Saturday, March 3.  He was the son of the late John and Clara Daniel Preston of Johnson County and was born in 1911.  A veteran of World War II, he is survived by his wife, Beulah Bolin Preston.  Surviving brothers and sisters are Claude, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Doke Patrick, Tutor Key, Mrs. Nelson Giff, Camden, Michigan, and Miss Rushie Preston, Lakewood, Ohio.  Willard Wilcox and Tommy Reynolds officiated at the services held at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was at the Preston Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1973

 
SMITH, Thursa (Blair)
1973
Smith Mrs. Thursa Blair Smith, 71, of Paintsville died Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Harlan and Lydia Rigsby Blair. Her husband, Raleigh Smith preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 18 at 11 a.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville by Rev. Alfred Frazier, Jr. and Rev. Doug Crider. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1973

 
STRATTON, Jack
1973
Jack Stratton, 50, of Van Lear died Monday, March 26 at his home following a short illness. He was an auto mechanic and body specialist, employed by Adams Construction Company. He was the son of the late William and Alice Chaffin Stratton. Immediate survivors include his wife, Sarah Louisa Jasper Stratton, two sons, William Stewart Stratton of Van Lear and Jeffrey Scott Stratton of Van Lear, and two sisters, Lorene Stacy of Sciotoville, OH and Margaret Boyd of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Short on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Cumbo Cemetery in West Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1973

  
WELLS, Beecher
1973
Beecher Wells, 59, of Van Lear died Monday, March 12 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a coal miner. He was the son of the late Sam and Cynthis Spriggs Wells. Immediate survivors include his wife, Margie Goble Wells, four sons, Russell Wells of Springfield, OH, Roger Wells of Morgantown, WV, David Wells of Fort Knox and Wayne Wells of Van Lear, three daughters, Lawanna Kennard of Dayton, OH, Phyllis Blevins of Van Lear, and Judy Delong of Springfield, OH and three brothers, Brownlo Wells of Van Lear, Ali Wells of Van Lear, and Billy Wells of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted by Mike Careno at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston funeral Home. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Van Lear under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1973



APRIL - 1973
   
 
 
 
BLAIR, Addie
1973
Addie Blair, 87, of Columbus, OH died Monday, April 16 in Columbus following a short illness. She was affiliated with the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Harmon and Mary Estep Conley. Immediate survivors include one son, Eugene Blair of Paintsville, and two daughters, Loretta Wells and Donna Jean Campbell, both of Columbus, OH. Her late husband, William O. Blair died in 1962. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19 by Curtis Sheets and Charlie Lemaster in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial followed in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1973

   
BURKS, Hannah (Sparks)
1973
Hannah Burks, 77, of Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, April 10 in Columbus, following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Eliza and Angela Cantrell Sparks. Immediate survivors include her husband, Ora Burks, three sons, Robert Burks, Buell Burks, and Ottie Burks, all of Columbus, OH, and three daughters, Bonnie Culwell, Murlie Owens, and Rosa Burks, all of Columbus, OH, one brother, Henry Sparks of Salyersville, and one sister, Mary Salyers of Michigan. Funeral services were conducted by Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Old Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Burial followed in the Old Cammett Field at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1973

  
BUTCHER, James Wilburn
1973
James Wilburn Butcher, an infant, died Monday, April 9 in Springfield, OH after a short illness. His parents were Jimmy and Lillian Lemaster butcher and are resident of Springfield, OH. Maternal grandparents are Plennie and Annie Lemaster and the paternal grandparents are Wilburn and Fannie Butcher. Surviving is one brother, Kevin Eugene Butcher at home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. by Charles Stapleton and Richard Williams in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1973

  
CHANDLER, Mary Jane (Hamilton)
1973
Mary Jane Chandler, 82, of Paintsville died Sunday, April 1 in the Paintsville Hospital following an illness of three weeks. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Hayden and Nancy Emily Green Hamilton. Immediate survivors include two sons, Escom Chandler of Paintsville and James F. Chandler of Coral Springs, FL, two daughters, Mrs. Mearle Trippe of Sea Grit, NJ and Mrs. Emily Lyon of Stambaugh and four brothers, Harry T. Hamilton of Ashland, Charles P. Hamilton of Keaton, Lloyd Hamilton of Paintsville, and Hargis Hamilton of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Milam on Tuesday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Johnny Porter, Joe Porter, James W. Lyon, Richard Trippe, Richard Shasto, Granville Joseph, Ford Hamilton, and John E. Chandler. Honorary pallbearers were directors of Citizen National Bank, Henry Lyon and the deacons of the First Baptist Church.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1973 and April 18, 1973

  
CRAFT, Lindsay
1924-1973
Lindsay Craft, 48, succumbed Monday, April 2, at his home at Heborne, KY, after a brief illness. He was the son of Jason and Dovie Colvin Craft, and was born at Hanging Rock, OH, in May 1924. He had resided at Heborne for the past year. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Meade Craft, three sons, Monty and Melvin craft of Sciotoville, OH, and Michael Craft of Monroe, MI, and two step daughters, Mary Jackson of Dayton, OH, and Mildred Wiley of Louisa. Surviving brothers and sisters include Jason Craft, Jr., and Mary Tate of Mansfield, OH, Gertrude Colvin of Bardstown, Duritta Grooms of West Union, OH, Nancy Stillwell of Cincinnati, and Zelma Dever of West Portsmouth, OH, sixteen grandchildren also survives. Services were held Friday, April 6 at Whitehouse Church, with Clayton Lawson, Johnie Douglas and Wade Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Layne Cemetery at Whitehouse. Graveside rites were provided by the Richardson Masonic Lodge. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1973  Note: April 18, 1973 Correction: Information was incorrectly gathered from an obituary in last week’s issue, which stated that the Masonic Lodge performed graveside rites during services held for Lindsay Edward Craft, however, the correct report is the graveside services were under direction of the local DAV chapter.

  
GOBLE, Lorinda (Auxier)
1909-1973
Services were held recently at Hanover, IN for Lorinda Goble, 63, former area resident who succumbed March 16 at her home in California. Mrs. Goble was the daughter of Down and Frankie Auxier. She was born November 29, 1909. A California resident since 1956, she was an employee of the State Highway Department. She was a member of the Whittaker Baptist Church of Whittier, CA and a 25 year member of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Estill Goble to whom she was married in February 1934, preceded her in death. Two sons, James David Goble and Bill Goble, survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Cynthia Castle of Paintsville and Margaret Ingram of Hanover, IN; three brothers, Warren Auxier of Oakland City, IN, Loren and Ernest Auxier of Madison, IN, and five grandchildren. Services were held at the Barnes Funeral Home in Hanover, and burial was in the New Prospect Cemetery there. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1973

  
HAMILTON, Mrs. Pearlie (Hall)
1887-1973
Mrs. Pearlie Hamilton, 85, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, April 7 in a Columbus hospital. The daughter of James P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall, she was born in Patterson on May 25, 1887. She was residing in Columbus at the time of her death. Her husband, William W. Hamilton preceded her in death. Three daughters and five sons survive. Included are Mrs. Zora Smith of Red Bush, Rosa Blevins and Jeanette Lawler of Columbus, James Hamilton of Piketon, OH, Claude P. Hamilton of East Liberty, OH, William L. Hamilton of Warsaw, IN, Wallace J. Hamilton of Seattle, WA, and Charles R. Hamilton of Columbus. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, April 10 at the O. R. Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1973

   
JONES, Berlin C.
1973
Berlin C. Jones, 38, of Wilmington, NC died Thursday, April 19 following an illness of six years. He was employed at a service station and was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John and Marie Preston Jones. Immediate survivors include his wife, Paul Jones, four sons, Robert Jones and Delmar Jones, both of Wilmington, NC, Gary Jones of Grand Rapids, MI and Stephen Jones of Grand Rapids, MI; three daughters, Jan, Shirley and Shelly Jones all of Grand Rapids, MI; four brothers, Bill Ferguson of Sparta, MI, Paul Jones of Ottawa Lake, MI, Delmar Jones of Liberty, MO and Donald Jones of Charleston, SC and two sisters, Janette Kirkham of Louisville, and Phyllis Witt of Excelsior Spring, MO. Funeral services were conducted by Cline Salyers on Monday April 23 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home . Burial followed in the Preston Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1973

  
MARCUM, Grace (Butcher)
1973
Grace Marcum, 73, of Williamsport died Monday, April 16 in the Paintsville hospital after four weeks illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Julia Davis Butcher. Immediate survivors include one brother, William B. Butcher of Miamisburg, OH and one sister, Mrs. Maxie Butcher Shelly of Chattanooga, TN. Her husband, Earl Marcum, died Mar 29, 1967. Funeral services were conducted by Leonard, Glen, and Flem Arrowood on Thursday, April 19 in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1973

   
PRATT, Mary Jane (Fairchild)
1973
Pratt Mary Jane Pratt, 86, of East Point, died Sunday, April 29, at her home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John and Rose Horn Fairchild. Immediate survivors include 2 sons, Hershell Pratt of Paintsville, and Paul Pratt of East Point, one daughter, Mona Little of Clear Water, Fl; one brother, Kirk Fairchild of Monticello, and 2 sisters, Ada Blair of Collista and Gipsy Conley of Collista. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston and Charlie Lemaster on Wednesday, May 2 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in family cemetery at Lick Fork under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1973.

   
PRESTON, Alma (Rice)
1973
Alma Rice Preston, 76, formerly of Johnson County, died suddenly from cerebral embolism, at her home in Aptos, CA at 7 p.m. April 27. She was the daughter of the late Nathaniel J. and Catherine Louise Rice of Collista. She was educated at the Sandy Valley Seminary at Paintsville and taught for a number of years in the rural schools of the county.  Alma was married December 18, 1917 to Clyde Preston, a veteran of World War I, who preceded her in death March 3, 1957. Immediate survivors include a sister, Mrs. Chloe M. Watkins of LeSage, W.VA. and a brother, John R. Rice of Chillicothe, OH; also a daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Petersen of Aptos, Calif., and a son, Jack W. Preston of Canton, OH, six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. After brief funeral services in California, the remains will be returned to Kentucky for burial in Preston family cemetery near West Van Lear under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1973

    
PRESTON, Emma (Travis)
1973
Emma Preston, 89, succumbed Tuesday, April 3 at South Haven Nursing Home in Birmingham, AL. born in February 1884, at Wilbert, KY; she was the daughter of Jonathan and Lockey Preston Travis. She has been residing in Birmingham for the past six years. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Lexington. Her husband, Forest Preston, died in 1953. A son, Forest O. Preston of Birmingham survives, as do two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters include Lindsey Travis of Thelma, Virgil Travis of Columbus, and Hazel Brooks and Clara Stephens both of Ashland. Services were held in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home on Saturday, April 7 with Claude Preston and Millard VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Frank Preston Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1973

  
PRESTON, Fred
1973
Fred Preston, 80, of Paintsville died Wednesday, April 15, at his home in Paintsville following a sudden illness. He was a railroad employee and an auto salesman. He was the son of the late M.T. and Mary Blevins Preston.  Immediate survivors include his wife, America Carter Preston, two sons, Milton Preston of Paintsville and Stuart Preston of Loogootee, IN, and one daughter, Mary J. Milligan of Detroit, MI. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Stapleton on Sunday, April 29 in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1973

  
PUCKETT, Nora
1902-1973
Nora Puckett, 70, of Nippa, died Thursday, April 5 at Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County in June 1902, she was the daughter of Farris and Julia Lyons Castle. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Thealka. Her husband, Cleve Puckett, died in 1950. Survivors include a son, Jim Puckett of Hager Hill, and a daughter, Oneida McKenzie of Mechanicsburg, OH, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A sister, Mae Green lives at Lowmansville, and a brother, Leroy Castle lives in Columbus. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1973

  
RATLIFF, Gary E.
1973
Gary E. Ratliff, 22, of Denver died Sunday, April 1 at Rockhouse following a short illness. He was a miner. He was the son of Elmon and Harvalee Conley Ratliff. Immediate survivors include his wife, Christine Meade Ratliff, one brother, Larry Joe Ratliff of Denver, and one sister, Kathy Ann Ratliff of Denver. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 3 at 1 p.m. in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church by Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Richard Williams. Burial followed in the Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday April 4, 1973

   
RISNER, Flossie
1973
Flossie Risner, 79, of Springfield, OH, died Thursday, April 12 at 1 p.m. following an illness of three years. She was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Amanda Pace May. Immediate survivors include one son, Flaudie Risner of Louisville, three daughters, Hazel Blanton, Cleo Watwood, and Lillie Mae McCarty al of Springfield, OH, and two brothers, Audie May of Salyersville and Versie May of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cline Salyers and E. L. Cyrus on Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in the Pentecostal Church at Paintsville. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Leander under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1973

  
ROBINSON, Norma (Goble)
1904-1973
Services were held Saturday, April 7, at Auxier Methodist Church for Norma Robinson, 68, of Auxier. Mrs. Robinson died Wednesday, April 4 in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County in November 1904, she was the daughter of James and Florence Webb Goble, and was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Robinson, two sons, Charles Burkett of Auxier and Merlin Robinson of Springfield, OH, and a daughter Betty Nicholl, also of Springfield. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Surviving brothers and sisters include Dottie Perry, Opal McKenzie, Cora Wells, Paris Goble, Fred Goble and Ted Goble, all of Auxier, and Emma Rose of Prestonsburg. Mose Kitchen and John Frank Ratliff officiated at Saturday services. Burial was in the Crider Cemetery at Auxier. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1973

   
TACKETT, Carl
1973
Carl Tackett, 81, of Columbus, IN, died Tuesday, April 10 at his home. He was a retired contractor and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Lewis and Lida Lemaster Tackett. Immediate survivors include his wife, Grace Caudill Tackett, one son, Langley Tackett of Dayton, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Neva Mae Elrod of Portsmouth, OH, Avonell Harrison of Columbus, IN and Geraldine Rhinehart of Columbus, IN, grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. by Paul Turner and Lonza Reed in the Paintsville United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1973



MAY - 1973

  
 
 
ARMS, Regina
1973
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 27, for Regina Lou Arms, 16 year old daughter of Herbert and Lou Centers Arms of Hager Hill. A student at Johnson Central High School she died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following a brief illness. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, at home, Joe Keith Arms, maternal grandparents, Ruth and Sam Centers, and paternal grandmother, Alka Arms. Services were conducted at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Richard Williams, Willard Wilcox and Rudolph Shankle officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial park Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

  
BLEVINS, Smith
1898-1973
Smith Blevins, age 74 years, six months, 28 days died May 17 at Staffordsville. He was born in Johnson County, October 20, 1898. He was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of his death. He was the son of the late William Riley and Susan Tackett Blevins. He is survived by his wife Clara Adams Blevins, one son, Chalmer Blevins of Wittensville, one daughter, Phyllis Jean Ford of Galion, OH, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Blevins and one daughter, Barbara Blevins Blanton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1973

  
CASTLE, Gertrude
1973
Mrs. Gertrude Castle, 79, of Paintsville died Wednesday, May 16 in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. She was affiliated with the United Baptist church. She was the daughter of the late H. S. and Sarah Blevins Boling. Immediate survivors include eight sons, Fred Castle of Colorado Springs, CO, Mason Castle of Kokomo, IN, Dennis Castle of Wabash, IN, Marion Castle, Jr., of Wabash, IN, John E. Castle of Puyallup, WA, Clifford Simpson of Columbus, OH, Walter Simpson of Pikeville, three daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Preston of Paintsville, Mrs. Alice Waterman of Poland Springs, MD, and Mrs. Dixie Blevins of Offutt, two step daughters, Mrs. Ida Tackett, and Mrs. Lydia Davis, both of Whitehouse, and several half brothers and half sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mose Kitchen Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

  
CHAFFINS, Vallis
1973
Vallis Chaffins, 71, of Wheelwright, died Friday, May 4 in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. He was a railroad employee. He was the son of the late Calloway and Cynthia Wicker Chaffins. Immediate survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Hall, one son, David Chaffins, of Wheelwright, and one step son, Robie Brown of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Floyd G. Tackett on Sunday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in the Wayland United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Buckingham Cemetery at Hi-Hat under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1973

  
CYRUS, Mary Jane (Akers)
1973
Mary Jane Cyrus, 64, of Paintsville died Monday, May 14 at her home following an illness of ten years. She was the affiliated with the Pentecostal Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Millard and Mattie Wilson Akers. Immediate survivors include her husband, Sheridan Cyrus, three sons, Gene Cyrus of Paintsville, Lindsey Cyrus, Jr. of Columbus, OH, and Millard J. Cyrus, also of Columbus, OH, two daughters, Ruby Marie Bunn of Columbus, OH and Alta Louise Conley of Columbus, OH, three brothers, Carl Wilson of Tulsa, OK, John Wilson of South Shore and Lawrence Wilson of Louisa, and three sisters, Alberta Bowman of Columbus, OH, Georgia May McKay of Columbus, OH, and Rilda Collins of Fort Gay, WV. John R. Burchett, Ted Lee Cyrus, Jimmie Cyrus, Billy Joe Cyrus, Lowell Scott Cyrus, Jack Cyrus, and Bobby Glen Cyrus served as pallbearers. Funeral services were conducted by Woodrow White and E. L. Cyrus on Wednesday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Cyrus Cemetery at Louisa under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

   
DANIELS, Virgil
1973
Virgil Daniels, 68, of Tutor Key died Monday, May 21 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV following an extended illness. He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of Augustus and Julia Preston Daniels of Ripley, OH. Immediate survivors include his wife, Zona Travis Daniels, one daughter, Emma Jean VanHoose of Tutor Key, three brothers, Hershell Daniels of Russellville, OH, Delbert Daniels of Cincinnati, OH, and Delmer Daniels of Ripley, OH, and four sisters, Mrs. Edna Burgess of Peebles, OH, Mrs. Elsie Bowling in Georgetown, OH, Mrs. Gusta Hamilton of Ripley, OH and Betty Plymesser of Ripley, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harold Stevens and Rev. Ellis Hamilton on Wednesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. in the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Tutor Key. Graveside rites were conducted by the Chandlersville Lodge 858 F & AM. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

  
DAVIS, Connie (Davis)
1973
Connie Davis, 75, of Stambaugh, died Thursday, May 17 in the Louisa General Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired farmer. He was the son of the late Britton and Trina Pack Davis. Immediate survivors include his wife, Elsie Rowland Davis, six sons, Paul Davis of Staffordsville, Clarence Davis of Hager Hill, Carroll Davis of Winchester, M. A. Davis of Stambaugh, James Davis of Stambaugh, and Charles Davis of Flat Gap, one step son, James Rowland of Wellington, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Maxine Bowens of Stambaugh, and Mrs. Neva Green of Blaine, one step daughter, Phyllis Jeane Naper of Whitehouse, three brothers, Walter Davis of Sunbury, OH, John Davis of Flat Gap, and William Davis of Blaine, and three sisters, Mrs. George Wheeler of Blaine, Mrs. W. A. Stapleton of Richmond, and Mrs. Elmon Davis of Flat Gap. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Daniel and Rev. C. C. Hall on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church at Sitka. Burial followed in the Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

   
DAVIS, Lillian (Smith)
1973
Lillian Davis, a life-long resident of Davis Branch in Paintsville died Thursday, May 31, at her home following a five day illness. Born March 1, 1898, the 75 year old Mrs. Davis was the wife of Clarence Davis, who survives, and a member of the Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Will and Sally Price Smith. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include four sons, Loran Davis of Prestonsburg, Robert Davis of Davis Branch, Paul Bryan Davis, also of David Branch, and William Roscoe Davis of Cincinnati, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Marie Ricketts of Dayton, OH, and Frieda Castle of Wittensville, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Priscilla Morgan of Jeffersonville, IN also survives. Rev. C. C. Hall officiated at services conducted Saturday, June 2 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

  
DAVIS, Sam
1973
Sam Davis, 92, of Sitka, died Saturday, May 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 Alexander and Charolette Murray Davis. Immediate survivors include one sister, Arizona Crislip of Staffordsville. Funeral services were conducted by C. J. Sparks and Edward Salyers on Tuesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. in the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the George Murray Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

   
FOSTER, Grace
1973 Grace Foster, 80, of Paintsville died Monday, May 14 in Paintsville following an extended illness. She was a retired waitress and was affiliated with the First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late George and Katherine Ramey Foster. Immediate survivors include one brother, Russell Ramey of Volga. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Milam on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. 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 16, 1973

   
HOWELL, Phillip
1973
Phillip Howell, 59, of Hager Hill died Wednesday, May 9 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a disabled miner and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Lawton and Sally George Howell. Immediate survivors include his wife, Evelyn Griffith Howell, one son, Charles Delbert Howell, of Wittensville, two daughters, Francis Marie Music of East Point and Phyllis Jean Osborne of Hager Hill, and one brother, Conway Howell of Hot Springs, VA. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m. by Bill Ford and Milt Blankenship at the East Point Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Howell Family Cemetery at Hager Hill under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1973

   
MANNING, Haward W.
1973
Haward W. Manning died Tuesday, May 29 in a local hospital after an extended illness. The son of the late James and Jenny Ishmael Manning he was 71 at the time of his death. He was a retired truck driver and affiliated with the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Duty Manning, two sons, Tommy Hereford and Jim Hereford, both of Michigan and a daughter, Shirley Hereford, also of Michigan. Rev. C. C. Hall conducted services Thursday, May 31, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with interment following in the Preston Family Cemetery in Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

    
MEEK, Walter Harkins
1907-1973
Walter Harkins Meek, 66 died Friday, May 11 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Meek was born February 17, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of the late James N. and Victoria Salyer Meek. He attended Paintsville High School, John C. C. Mayo College and Centre College at Danville, KY. He was a member to the Kappa Alpha Order. He has been a merchant in Paintsville for 44 years at the same location. He was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth L. Meek, a son, Walter Robert Meek of Paintsville, three daughters, Mrs. Frances L. Pope and Mrs. Victoria Meek Matthews both of Lexington, and Mrs. Emaline Meek Mayhew of Louisville, a brother, James N. Meek, Jr., of Paintsville. Another brother preceded him in death, Ernest Meek, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Rev. William Garnett, Jr. and the Rev. J. H. Burton. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Bill Hazelrigg, Jack Lewis, Gail Perkins, J. B. Wells, Jr., Doug Meade, Arthur Pope, Sr., Bromley Patton and Bill Salyers. Honorary pallbearers were Ross Lyons, Johnny E. Wheeler, David Jones, Mitchell Preston, Howes Meade, John K. Wells, Dr. Frank Picklesimer, Paul Martin Stafford, Malcom Shearer, Bob Conley, Escom Chandler, Ray T. Preston, Marvin Atkinson, Henry Holbrook, Perry VanHoose, A. P. Mason and Proctor VanHoose. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

   
MIDDAUGH, Ambrosia
1973
Ambrosia Middaugh, 82, of Hager Hill died Sunday, May 6 at his home following an extended illness. He was a farmer and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John and Alice Hitchcock Levi Middaugh. Immediate survivors include his wife, Etta Wellman Middaugh, one son, Clifton Middaugh of Sitka, three step sons, Marvin Diamond of Columbus, OH, Roger Blevins of Florida, and Claude Blevins of Columbus, OH, and two step daughters, Billy Maynard of Augusta, GA and Betty Joe Spradlin of Hager Hill. Funeral services were conducted by Claude Preston and Charles Stapleton on Wednesday, May 9 at 121 a.m. in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1973

   
MURPHY, Ada
1973
Ada Murphy, 76, of Van Lear died Saturday, May 19 at her home following an extended illness. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late George and Manerva Goble Powers. Immediate survivors include one son, Glen Murphy of Warren, MI, and five daughters, Ruby Brown of Warren, MI, Dorothy Stambaugh of Meally, Myrtle McDaniels of Dayton, OH, Manerva Murphy of Van Lear and Josephine Keller of Dayton, OH, two brothers, Carl Powers of Meally and Estill Powers of Dayton, OH, and three sisters, Cinda Short, Rosa Music, and Lula Wells, all of Meally. Funeral services were conducted by Bennie Blankenship on Tuesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. in the Meally Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Murphy Family Cemetery at Meally under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

   
POTTER, Richard Henry III
1973
Richard Henry Potter, III, 2, of Minot, ND died in North Dakota hospital following a short illness. He was the son of Richard, II and Donna Barber Potter. Immediate survivors include one sister, Tanya Potter at home. Services were conducted by James Phelps on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1973

   
SINGERY, Thomas
1973
Thomas Singery, 36, of Flat Gap died Sunday, May 6 at Louisa following an extended illness. He was a truck driver. He was the son of Charles Singery and the late Grace Zolman. Immediate survivors include his wife, Jo Ann McKenzie Singery, one son, Steven Charles Singery at home, and two daughters, Kimberly Sue Singery and Debra Ann Singery, both at home, one brother, David Singery of Fredericktown, OH, and four sisters, Zelda Kimpton of Chesterville, OH, Ester Phillips of Fredericktown, OH, Doris Rinehart of Chesterville, OH, and Ruth Norrocky of Ashland, OH. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. by Arnold Reed and Harold Salyers in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Conley Cemetery at Flat Gap under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1973

   
STAMBAGH, Effie A.
1923-1973
Gravesite services were conducted in Kingsport, TN Sunday, May 13 for Effie A. Stambaugh who passed away last Thursday, May 10, in Bloomington, IN. The daughter of the late Fred and Mayma Laffoon Stambaugh, she was born March 13, 1923 and a resident of Van Lear prior to moving to Bloomington. Miss Stambaugh was employed by the RCA plant in Bloomington and a member of the Walnut Street Christian Church. Survivors include a sister in law, Mrs. George Stambaugh and a niece Vicki Lynn Stambaugh, both of Kingsport. She was preceded in death by her brother, George William Stambaugh. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, in Bloomington at the Day Mortuary Chapel with burial following the next day at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport. Day Mortuary of Bloomington was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1973

   
STAPLETON, Charles
1973
Charles Stapleton, 66, of River, died Friday, May 18 at his home following an illness of 20 years. He was the son of the late London E. and Elizabeth Preston Stapleton. Immediate survivors include four brothers, Henry Stapleton of River, Arthur Stapleton of Hazard, Clyde Stapleton of Lexington, and James Stapleton of Columbus, OH, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Howard of Kansas City, MO. Funeral services were conducted by Cully Sparks and Buell Ferguson on Monday, May 21 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Stapleton Cemetery at River under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

  
TRIMBLE, Wince
1896-1973
Wince Trimble, 76, of Hager Hill died Thursday, May 31, at his home following a brief illness. Born September 7, 1896, he was the son of the late John Mark and Clarinda Spradlin Trimble. He had served one term as Sheriff of Johnson County and was a retied Internal Revenue agent and affiliated with the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Hannah Ward Trimble, a brother, Harry D. Trimble of Pikeville, three sisters, Mrs. Clara Levy of Miami, FL, Mrs. Shella Coldiron of Westerville, OH, and Mrs. Mahalia Preston of Barnetts Creek. Services were conducted Sunday, June 3 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

   
VANHOOSE, Maudie (Music)
1973
Mrs. Maudie M. VanHoose, 62, of Springfield, OH, died Wednesday, May 2 in the Mercy Medical Center at Springfield. She was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Arch and Rose Castle Music. Immediate survivors include one son, Charles VanHoose, Jr. of Springfield, OH, one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Pistol of Chicago, IL, one brother, Roy Music of Nippa and two sisters, Audrey Moore and Racheal Music, both of Nippa. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. by Jack Pruitt and Claude Preston in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa. Burial followed in the Sycamore Cemetery at Nippa under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1973

   
WARD, Alice (Collins)
1912-1973
Alice Ward of Meally died Tuesday, May 28, after a one year cancer illness. She was born June 4, 1912, the daughter of William and Sarah Baldridge Collins, now deceased. A member of the United Baptist Church she was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Ward in October of 1961. Services were conducted Friday, May 25 at 11 a.m. in the Buffalo United Baptist Church at Meally with Arthur Preece, Wallace Calhoren and Tom Sammons the officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe Ward and James W. Ward, both of Grove City, OH, three step sons, Hobart Ward of Paintsville, Carlos Ward of Dayton, OH, and Henry Ward of Wabash, IN. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys A. Preston of Grove City, OH, and four step daughters, Bernice Gibson of Wayland, Faye Johnson of Weeksbury, Mrs. Nellie Foster of Drift, and Lucille McDowell of Indiana. Additional survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Gae Coulin of Louisa, Mrs. Edna Bayes of Riceville, Mrs. May Helton of Oil Springs, and Mrs. Malta Hackworth of Lexington and four grandchildren. Bobby Colvin, Jim Mullins, Sherman Bayes, Tom Conley, Lloyd Short, Sherman Collins, and Chester Short served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

  
WEBB, Calvin
1973
Calvin Webb, 66, of Van Lear died Monday, May 7 in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner and was affiliated with the Buffalo United Baptist Church. He was the son of Roe and Martha Goble Webb. Immediate survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Davis Webb, one son, Francis Dean Webb of Prestonsburg, three daughters, Mrs. Betty Pettry of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Joyce Music of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Sherry Wetzel of Van Lear, three brothers, Curtis Webb of Van Lear, Jake Webb of Meally, Otis Webb of Wabash, IN, and five sisters, Sarah Hyden, Angie Lynn, Elsie Ward, and Laura Phelps all of Van Lear, and Fannie Webb of Wabash, IN. Funeral services were conducted by Nim Sturgill, Charles Price, Florida Lyons, and Elzie Banks on Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Buffalo United Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1973

  
WEBB, Johnnie Ray
1973
Johnnie Ray Webb, son of William Ray and the late Fern LaJoyce White Webb was born in Eldorado, Ark. February 17 1943 and departed this life Friday, May 18, 1973 at the age of 30 years 3 months, and 1 day. All that loving hands could do was done too prolong his life, but God called him home where there will be no more sorrow or suffering. He leaves to morn his passing his wife, Jackie Prater Webb, his father, William Ray Webb, an Uncle Carl Webb and a host of close friends. Funeral services were conducted, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1973

   
WOODS, John E.
1973
John E. Woods, 71, of Paintsville died Tuesday, May 8 at 6:45 p.m. in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was a retired Pepsi Cola Co., employee and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Church. He was the son of the late Charley and Emma McKenzie Woods. Immediate survivors include three sons, Charles Woods of Columbus, OH, James Woods of West Van Lear, and Larry Woods of Columbus, OH, six daughters, Patricia Meek of Paintsville, Mary Shell of Paintsville, Polly Green of Columbus, OH, Dinah Woods of Paintsville, Dottie Hamilton of Columbus, OH, and Loretta Knapp of Columbus, OH, two brothers, James Woods of Ashland, Jess Woods of Nippa, and three sisters, Esta O’Bryan of Staffordsville, Clara Collier of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Suna Gibbs of Wood Stock, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Cline Salyers on Friday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Fraley Cemetery at Paintsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1973



JUNE - 1973



 
 
BLACKBURN, Elmon "Jeff"
1973
Services were conducted Tuesday, June 12 for Elmon (Jeff) Blackburn, 70, who passed away at his East Point residence Saturday, June 9, following an extended illness. A retired miner, he was the son of the late Ed and Lennah Robinson Blackburn and was born March 20, 1903. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Glennis McKenzie of East Point, and three brothers, Elbert Blackburn of Warsaw, IN, and Edgar and Tom Blackburn, both of East Point. Rev. Milt Blankenship conducted the services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with interment following in the Blackburn Family Cemetery at East Point. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1973

   
CANTRELL, Charles R.
1898-1973
Charles R. Cantrell, Sr., 75, a retired tobacco farmer died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, in County Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Born in Johnson County, January 5, 1898, he was a son of Noah and Amanda McKenzie Cantrell. On November 15, 1918, he was married to Martha Coffee, who survives. Mr. Cantrell and his family came to Coshocton County in 1946. He raised tobacco on his farm in this county until his retirement in 1961. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving in addition to his widow are four sons, Paul Cantrell of Gahanna, OH, Charles R. Cantrell, JR., and Melvin Cantrell, both of Coshocton, and Arlie Cantrell of Las Cruz, NM, six daughters, Mrs. Ilene Hylton of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Nell Hill of Warsaw, Mrs. Velma Pierce, Coshocton, Mrs. Jean Guthrie of Millersburg, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, Coshocton, and Mrs. Jerry Latham, Coshocton, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Fyffe of Elna, Mrs. Bessie Hamilton of Red Bush, and Mrs. Esta Holbrook of Fairborn, OH, along with 37 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Deceased are a twin daughter, four brothers, six sisters, and two granddaughters. Service was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dawson Funeral Home by Rev. Wilbur V. McKnight and Rev. Harold G. Wright. Burial was in Coshocton County Memory Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

   
CANTRELL, Lunda
1973
Services were held Monday, June 25, for Lunda Cantrell, 37, of Red Bush who died suddenly at his home on Friday, June 22. The son of Amon and Nora Whitley Cantrell, he was born on Aug 28, 1935 and had lived at Red Bush for ten years. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Lorain Fyffe Cantrell, and six daughters, Mrs. Gail Ann Maxie of Martha, Mrs. Vivian Jones of Flat Gap and Mana, Denice, Diana and Colene, all at home. Additional survivors include a brother, Woodie Cantrell of Keaton; five sisters, Lizzie Hill from Morgan County, Barbara Vanover of Dayton, OH, Irene Hill of Ashland, Goldia Cox and Pauline Rae also of Dayton and two grandchildren. Reverend Herman Ross officiated at the services held in the Keaton Church with interment following in the Fraley Cemetery at Martha. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1973

   
CLINE, Byron
1973
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, for Byron (Stonewall) Cline, 59, of Lowmansville, who died at his home following a heart attack on Wednesday, June 27. The son of the late E. L. (Dodd) and Ellen Castle Cline, he was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad and was a member of the Chandlersville Lodge Number 585 F & AM. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Goble Cline, three daughters, Saundra Sue Ball of Gahanna, OH, Rhonda Jean Tuttle of Arlington, TX and Frances Pearl Borders of Paintsville, and four sons, Steve F. Cline of Arlington, Robert L. Cline of Omaha, NB, Billy Ray Cline of Gahanna and E. L. Cline of Lowmansville. Additional survivors include two brothers, and three half sisters and two half brothers, four grandsons and four granddaughters. Rev. Henry Crider officiated at services held in the Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist church and Masonic graveside rites were conducted at the burial in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1973

   
FIELDS, John M.
1911-1973
John M. Fields, 62, died suddenly Monday, June 25, after a heart attack. The son of the late William and Martha Austin Fields, he was born March 8, 1911, and is survived by his wife, Bertha Fields. A resident of Van Lear he was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Also surviving are two daughters, Juanita Carr of Greenup and Doris Conley of Terre Haute, IN, and two sons, Donald Fields of Pinsonfork and Orville Lee Fields of Van Lear. Additional survivors include two sisters, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were conducted Thursday, June 28, in the Church of Christ at Van Lear with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Fields Cemetery at Van Lear with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1973

   
GREEN, Alice V. (Hall)
1899-1973
Alice V. Green, 74, wife of Lonnie E. Green, died Sunday, June 24, in a Charleston, WV hospital following an extended illness. The daughter of the late Calloway and Sarah Hensley Hall, she was born April 1, 1899 and was a resident of Stambaugh and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four daughters, Betty VanHoose of Dayton, OH, Emma Deloris Vance of Dayton, Stella Mae Blair of Thelma, and Garnett VanHoose of Stambaugh and five sons, Ruel Green of Vadalia, OH, Arzie Green of Tipp City, OH, Earl J. Green of Chesapeake, OH, and Wilbur J. Green and Kenneth Ray Green, both of Dayton. A sister, Malta Bailey of Paintsville also survives along with 30 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were conducted Wednesday, June 27, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Revs. Don Fraley and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial followed in the Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

   
HOWELL, Charles D.
1943-1973
Apparent suicide has been ruled by Johnson County coroner Dick VanHoose following the discovery of the body of Charles D. Howell at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 12. VanHoose said Howell had been dead about 12 hours before his body was discovered inside a truck parked along US Route 23 near the Route 201 intersection. Howell had been shot once in the right temple, according to VanHoose, with the fatal wound apparently self-inflicted. Born December 3, 1943 he was the son of Evelyn Griffith Howell and the late Phillip Howell. He worked as a welder for the McNally-Pittsburg Mining Company and was a resident of Wittensville. Survivors include his wife, Francis Marlene Lackey Howell, one son, Christopher Lee and three daughters, Debra Charlene, Jennifer Lynn and Angela Michelle all at home. He is also survived by two sisters, Francis Music of East Point and Phyllis Osborne of Hager Hill. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m. in the Church of God in Paintsville with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Lackey Cemetery at Boonscamp with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1973

   
MCKENZIE, William H.
1923-1973
McKenzie William H. McKenzie, 50, of Urbana, OH, died Friday, June 15, in a local hospital after a brief illness. The son of Halleck and the late Nola Lemaster McKenzie, he was born Mar 6, 1923 at Volga. He was employed by the Urbana City Water Company, a veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and the Freewill Baptist church. He had two sons, William K. of Urbana who survives and Wendell Howard who was killed in Viet Nam Aug 10, 1968. He is also survived by his stepmother, Maxie Lemaster McKenzie. Additional survivors include nine brothers, Herschell McKenzie of Ashland, Eugene McKenzie of Columbus, OH,  Douglas McKenzie of Sunbury, OH, Charles McKenzie of Canyon, OH, Leonard McKenzie of Volga, Paul McKenzie of Springfield, OH, Bob McKenzie, Walter McKenzie, also of Springfield and Mike McKenzie of Springfield and one sister, Mrs. Helen Bolen of Dexter, OH. Reverends Richard Williams, and John R. Ratliff officiated at services held Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Rock House Freewill Baptist church. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home.

   
MUSIC, Theodore
1890-1973
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Enterprise Baptist church on Fourth Street for Theodore Music who passed away, Saturday, June 23, at his home at Staffordsville after an extended illness. The son of the late James and Ellen Baldridge Music, he was born June 28, 1890 and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nelie Pennington Music, four daughters, Mrs. Edna Skrunks of Michigan, Mrs. Dorothy Fultz of Germantown, KY, Mrs. Barbara Shepard of Packerton, IN, Miss Audrey Music of East Point and 12 grandchildren. Burial was in the Music Cemetery at East Point with Rev. Willis Tackett and Sammy Baker officiating at services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

   
PATRICK, Rose (Wells)
1881-1973
Rose Patrick, 93, of Meally, died Saturday, June 16, in a Prestonsburg nursing home following an extended illness. Born April 17, 1881, she was the daughter of the late David C. and Julia Perry Wells and had been preceded in death by her husband, Kay Patrick, on Oct 15, 1958. Surviving are a son, Ottis Patrick of Dayton, OH and a daughter Mrs. Numa Hickman of Paintsville, five grandchildren four great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; also survive along with a sister, Mrs. Lucy Hall of Paintsville. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Meally Church of Christ where she had been a member. Reverends J. B. Short and Edgar Preston officiated. Burial followed in the Hall Cemetery near Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1973

   
SALYER, Mary (Thomas)
1973
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 1, for Mary “Dink” Salyer, wife of George Salyer, now deceased. The 88 year old Mrs. Salyer was born December 12, 1884 the daughter of C. M. and Ann Bunyard Thomas and was a member of the United Baptist church and a resident of Elna. Surviving are three sons, C. M. Salyer of Cincinnati, OH, John Salyer of Blaine, and Thomas Salyer of Elna, six daughters, Mollie Pelphrey of Staffordsville, Mildred Griffith of Catlettsburg, Louella Cremeans and Hazel Williams of Columbus, OH, Castera McKenzie of Louisa and Lillian Gebheart of Omaha, NB, 38 grandchildren and 73 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two half sisters, Bessie McKenzie and Mae Evans, both of Columbus, and a half brother, Conn Thomas of Willow Run, MI. Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiated at the services held in the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap with burial following in the family cemetery at Elna. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1973

  
SELLARDS, John D.
1932-1973
John D. Sellards, an assistant postmaster with the Paintsville Post Office, died suddenly Sunday, June 24. A lifetime Paintsville resident, he was the son of Lyda Boyd and the late John Sellards and was born Aug 8, 1932. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Dorothy MacPherson Sellards; a son, John D. Sellards, II, at home and two daughters at home, Deborah Ann and Pamela Jean. Additional survivors include six sisters, Lorena Maynard of Auxier, Eunice R. Suttle of Newport News, VA, Mrs. James D. Turner of Louisville, Mrs. Jason Spears of Dayton, OH; Mrs. Pete Jarvis of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Fred Frazier of Ashland. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today, June 27, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Reverend W. D. Jaggers officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were P. D. Pack, Toby Johnson, Dick Jarvis, Jim Turner, Bill Turner and John Edd Redd. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1973

  
STAMBAUGH, George
1890-1973
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, for George Stambaugh, 82, of Sitka, who passed away Thursday, June 21, after an extended illness. The son of the late Samuel and Elmimie Osborne Stambaugh, he was born Nov 12, 1890 and was a retired coal miner. Immediate survivors include his wife, Anna Sellards Stambaugh of Sitka and six daughters, Edna Salyers of Coal Grove, OH, Jean Osburne of Powell, OH and Dorothy Stambaugh, Georgia Davis, Betty Ramey and Avenell James of Sitka. Additional survivors include four half brothers and six half sisters, a sister, Kate Castle of Stambaugh, 36 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Reverend Bruce Daniels officiated at the services in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the Stambaugh Cemetery at Sitka. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1973

  
WARD, Gervin
1893-1973
Reverend J. H. Short conducted services Saturday, June 23 in the Meally Church of Christ for Gervin Ward, 80, who passed away Wednesday, June 20. The son of the late Carlie and Mollie Fitch Ward he was born Feb 15, 1893, at Meally. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Celga Meek Ward, on Sep 26, 1941. Surviving are two sons, Harold Ward of Meally and Clifford Ward of Louisa and two daughters, Miss Juanita Ward and Mrs. Imogene Huston both of Meally. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Ralph G. Huston, Donald R. Huston, Paul Leslie Pelphrey, Donald Ray Pelphrey, Lloyd Short, Danny Keith Ward, James Larry Ward and Virgil Ray Hall. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Meally with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1973

   
WARD, Minnie
1909-1973
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 14 for Minnie Hager Ward, 64, who died Monday, June 11, at her home on Sixth Street in Paintsville. The daughter of the late Clemon and Martha Spurlock Hager she was born May 14, 1909 in Logan Co., WV. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had been preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ward, on July 1, 1970. One son, Arnold Ward of Paintsville and two daughters, Mrs. Virginia McCall of Indianapolis, IN and Mrs. Augustine Conley of Staffordsville survive along with three sisters, Mrs. Hobert Hager of Peck’s Mill, WV, Mrs. Hal Brunty of Branchland, WV, and Mrs. Jack Browning of Columbus, OH, and five grandchildren. The services were conducted in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home by Rev. Ed Young with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1973



JULY - 1973


  
 
ADAMS, Dora (Wright)
1973
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10, for Dora Adams, wife of Ortie Adams, of Barnetts Creek, who passed away Sunday, July 8, in a Lexington hospital following an extended illness. A member of the United Baptist church, she was born April 11, 1915, the daughter of Columbus and Hattie Frazier Wright who also survive. Additional survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Alice Faye Crace of Lexington and Mrs. Harold VanHoose, Mrs. Paul Williams, Mrs. Scott Lafferty, and Mrs. Edd Caudill, all of Barnetts Creek, and three sons, Wayne Adams, Danny Adams, and Ricky Adams, all of Barnetts Creek, and five grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Irene Dotson of Prestonsburg and two brothers, Austin Wright of Troy, OH and Dewey Wright of Lansing, MI. Revs. Wayne Blair, Adam Marshall and Oscar Prater officiated at the 1 p.m. services in the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

   
ARCHER, George P.
1915-1973
Investigating officers would say only that they had a strong suspect this week in the shooting death of Prestonsburg mayor Dr. George Archer. Kentucky State Police, Prestonsburg police and county officials are conducting the investigation. There was no indication late Tuesday as to whether an arrest was imminent. IN an incident which stunned the area, Dr. Archer was found dead of a single gunshot wound through the heart last Thursday, July 12. The Prestonsburg physician was slain near his car in the parking area of the new doctor’s clinic on Route 1428, north of the city. His body was discovered about 9 p.m. by Judge Henry Stumbo, long time friend and associate who was driving by the clinic and saw the doctor’s car. A massive crowd which overflowed the First United Methodist Church in Prestonsburg attended funeral services Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Born September 10, 1915, at Auxier, Dr. Archer was the son of Mrs. Fannie Archer of Paintsville and the late Dr. Ernest E. Archer. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and received his medical training at the University of Louisville Medical School graduating in 1941. Beginning his practice in Paintsville, he later moved to Prestonsburg, heading the Prestonsburg General Hospital. Several years ago he headed a project to establish a new regional hospital. That facility, a $6 million medical center, opened last year between Paintsville and Prestonsburg, with Dr. Archer at the helm. The new doctor’s clinic where he met his death was a result of his latest efforts to develop better medical facilities for the area. Completing his third full term as Prestonsburg’s mayor, and scheduled to enter a fourth term without opposition this year, Dr. Archer was considered one of Eastern Kentucky’s most active civic leaders He had served as chairman of the Big Sandy Area Development District’s board of directors since that body was officially formed, relinquishing the post this year. In his many years on the five-county board, and with its predecessor organization, the Big Sandy Area Council, Dr. Archer was credited with being a prime force in removing barriers which had stood between neighboring counties and communities in Eastern Kentucky. A surgeon, he served as president of the Kentucky medical Association in 1963-64, had been a member of the Kentucky Board of Education and the Citizens Commission on Aging, and as a member of health planning bodies for the area and state. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ray Archer, a daughter, Mrs. Phillip D. Damron, of Prestonsburg, two sons, George P. Archer, IV at Morehead State University and Dr. Raleigh R. Archer, a plastic surgeon in Lexington. Also surviving in addition to his mother, are three sisters, Mrs. Martha Ann Rapier of King Addition, Mrs. Mary Roberts of Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Emma Conley of Louisville, a brother, Dr. James Archer of Paintsville, preceded him in death. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1973

  
ARMES
, Marion D.
1895-1973
(M. D.) Armes, 78, of Paintsville died Monday, July 16, in a local rest home following an extended illness. Born April 9, 1895, he was the son of the late Hiriam and Addie Armes and was a retired barber and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wellston, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Franklin Armes, a daughter, Etta Armes Zimmer of Springfield, OH, a son Garold Lamar Armes of Gouverneur, NY, two sisters and one brother. Revs. Richard Williams and C. C. Hall officiated at the services held Thursday, July 19, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with interment following in the Wellston Cemetery in Wellston. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

   
BLAIR, Mary (Blair)
1909-1973
Mary Blair, 71, of Denver, died Wednesday, July 25, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born April 9, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Rose Blair and was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Blair I n1957. Surviving are a son, Hansel Blair of Denver, two daughters, Avanell Hitchcock and Eulah Fay Gullett, both of Denver, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday, July 27, at the Beechwall United Baptist church at Denver with Revs Basil Blair, Francis Blair and James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1973

   
DANIEL, George W.
1899-1973
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 15 in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home for George W. Daniel, 74, who passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. The son of the late Milroy and Genoa Lemaster Daniel, he was born February 28, 1899 and was a resident of Sitka at the time of his death. He was retired from the Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company. His wife, Alma Rice Daniel survives along with three daughters Joan Townsend of Hampton, VA, Doris Hackney of Gary, IN, and Brenda Lemaster of Hampton. Additional survivors include two brothers, Cecil Daniel and Rowland Daniel of Tutor Key, three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Ward of Gloucester, VA, and Mrs. Kathryn Short and Zora Phelps of Van Lear, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Revs. C. C. Hall and Bruce Daniel officiated at the services with burial following in the Rice Cemetery at Sitka. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1973

 
DANIEL, Wilbur L.
1943
Wilbur L. Daniel, 62, of Paintsville, died Friday, July 27, in a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. A retired Paintsville businessman Daniel was the son of Jessie Brown Daniel and the late Leonard Daniel, a director of the First National Bank in Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Melvina Wells Daniel, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Grace Newsome of Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Jessie Lee Williams of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Mrs. Sarah Sue Price of Paintsville, two sons, Paul Wilbur Daniel of Paintsville and Leonard Powell Daniel of Sitka, and eight grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Jimmy George Daniel of Paintsville. Services were held Sunday, July 29, in the United Baptist church of Paintsville with Elders O. I. Williams, C. J. Sparks, and Buell Ferguson officiating. Active pallbearers were LaFrance Rigsby, Robert E. Butler, Jack Joseph, Virgil Dutton, Robert Garnes, Jeff Owens and Price Hager while the directors and employees of First National Bank served as honorary pallbearers. Interment was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1973

   
FIELDS, William H.
1973
William H. Fields, 67, of DeLand, FL, passed away, July 7 at West Velusia Memorial Hospital in Deland. Mr. Fields, a retired motel operator, was born in Van Lear, but had been a resident of DeLand since 1951. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dolly Fields, a daughter, Mrs. Tom Mahaffey of Jacksonville, and three granddaughters, a brother and four sisters. Services were held July 10 in the Allen-Summerhill Memorial Chapel in DeLand with Rev. James Hellen of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial was in DeLand Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1973

   
HAMILTON, Nancy (Ferguson)
1901-1973
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 22, at the United Baptist church at Keaton for Mrs. Nancy Hamilton, 71, who died at her home at Keaton of Thursday, July 19. Born November 29, 1901, the daughter of the late James and Matilda Skaggs Ferguson she had resided at Keaton for most of her life and was the wife of Emery J. Hamilton who survives.  Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Ferguson of West Liberty, Mrs. Mona Smith of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Gertrude Dorris of Gary, IN and Mrs. Pauline Bayes of Keaton, a son, James Hamilton of Hamilton, OH, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Additional survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Anna Watson of Shingleton, MI, Mrs. Lucy Sparks of Ashland, and Mrs. Katherine Spriggs of Keaton and two brothers, Luther Ferguson and Marty Ferguson both of Portsmouth, OH. The grandsons served as pallbearers at the funeral with the Revs. J. T. Bailey, Arnold Reed, Lowell Ferguson and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery at Keaton. Arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

   
LEMASTER, Goldie (Fitch)
1918-1973
Goldie Fitch Lemaster, 53, died Wednesday, July 4, in a local hospital following a brief illness. The daughter of the late P. Amos and Ellen Laney Fitch she was born June 13, 1918 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, John B. Lemaster, survives. Other immediate survivors include a daughter, Angie Tackett of Paintsville and six sons, George Rowland of Winchester, Robert Rowland of Columbus, and Larry Lemaster, Johnny Lemaster, Ronnie Lemaster, and David Lemaster, all of Paintsville. Also surviving are two brothers, three sisters, and nine grandchildren. Services were conducted Saturday, July 7 at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial followed in the Thealka Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

   
LEWIS, Edward
1908-1973
Edward Lewis, 65, died Monday, July 2 in a Pontiac, MI hospital following an extended illness. He was born May 22, 1908, the son of the late H. G. and Martha Hall Lewis and was a resident of Pontiac. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Warren of Minford, OH, a sister, Vivian Music of Detroit, MI, and three brothers, Elbert Lewis of Hager Hill, Mitchell Lewis of Whitehouse, and Bill Lewis of Baltimore, MD and one grandchild. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Revs. Bennie Blankenship and J. H. Short with burial following in the Lemaster Cemetery at Whitehouse. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

   
MCKENZIE, Nelson
1909-1973
Nelson McKenzie, 63, of Flat Gap, died at his home on Wednesday, July 25, after an extended illness. Born August 7, 1909, he was the son of the late Merida Oliver and Clista Margaret McKenzie and was a farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Debbie Kemp of Frankfort, a brother, Ray McKenzie of Ashland and one grandchild. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyers. Burial followed in the McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1973

   
MURPHY, William
1889-1973
William (Bill) Murphy, 83, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, July 18, in a local rest home following an extended illness. Born October 24, 1889, he was the son of the late Marion Thomas and Sytha Lemasters Murphy. Survivors include two sisters, Mabel Castle and Elizabeth Redford and two brothers, Pay Murphy and Alex (Jack) Murphy. Services were conducted Friday, July 20, by Rev. Mose Kitchen in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

   
PELPHREY, Hettie Ina (Porter)
1888-1973
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, in the Chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home for Hettie Ina Porter Pelphrey, 84, of Paintsville who passed away Sunday, July 15, in a local nursing home. She was born Oct 2, 1888, the daughter of the late Willie and Amenta Rice McFarland and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Virgil Porter of Paintsville, two grandsons, and a sister, Nell Stanley of Wheelersburg, OH. Rev. Cecil Sherman officiated at the services with interment following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

  
REED, Manda
1903-1973
Services were conducted Tuesday, July 17, for Manda Reed, 70, wife of the late Jimmy Reed, who died Saturday, July 14, in a Huntington, WV hospital following a brief illness. Born Feb 15, 1903, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Sarah Meek Osborne, a resident of Hager Hill, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are  a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Davis of Hager Hill, a son, Ousley Reed of Belevue, seven sisters, Mrs. Lucy Riley and Mrs. Barbara Steffan of Erie, PA, Mrs. Verlie Moore of Charleston, WV, Gaynell Tackett of Wabash, IN, Mary Williamson of Whitehouse and Kate Osborne and Mildred Davis of Virgie. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rev. Scott Castle officiated at the services held in the Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church at Tomahawk with burial following in the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

  
SKAGGS, Jonah S.
1892-1973
Jonah S. Skaggs, 81, of Lowmansville, died Wednesday, July 18, in a local hospital after an extended illness. Born April 2, 1892, he was the son of the late Willie and Margrette Deboard Skaggs, a retired coal miner and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Young Skaggs, two daughters, Pauline Lemaster of Lowmansville and Ruth Martin of Huntington, and five sons, Joseph W. Skaggs of Columbus, OH, Herbert Skaggs of Ulysses and Buell Skaggs, Thurman Skaggs and Edgel Skaggs, all of Lowmansville. Also surviving are two sisters, Sylvia Sagraves and Arvelvia Ward, both of Lowmansville and two brothers, Walter Skaggs of Plain City, OH and Van Skaggs of Lowmansville. Revs. Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniels, and M. T. Womack, Jr. officiated at services held Sunday, July 22, in the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist church with burial following in Skaggs-Young Cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973

   
SPEARS, Walter
1887-1973
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 9, for Walter Spears, 84, who passed away at his home on Saturday, July 7.  A member of the Church of Christ, he was born December 25, 1887, the son of the late John and Rena Hannah Spears and was a resident of West Van Lear. His wife, Fannie Goble Spears survives along with a daughter Ollie Ruth Crum of Coal Grove, OH and four sons, Frank Spears of St. Joe, IN, Leland Spears of Ironton, and Earl Spears and Bert Spears of West Van Lear. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Rev. Edgar Preston officiated at the 10 a.m. services in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the funeral home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1973

   
STAMBAUGH, J. Verner
1886-1973
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, for J. Verner Stambaugh, 86, of Paintsville who passed away in a local hospital after an extended illness on Friday, July 27. The son of the late Garfield and Thursa VanHoose Stambaugh, he was born September 28, 1886, and was retired as a salesman from the Paintsville Grocery Company. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 F. & AM. Survivors include his wife, Daisy Goodman Stambaugh, two daughters, Virginia Saunders of Cincinnati, OH, and Betty R. May of Paintsville, three brothers, James R., Morris and Lowell G. Stambaugh, all of Paintsville, five sisters, Fannie Davis of Sitka, Nellie Rice of Stambaugh, Lucy VanHoose of Paintsville, Gladys Roberts of Dayton, OH and Ruie Daniels of Toledo, OH, and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Revs. Tim Johnson and Jerry Ginnan officiated at the services with interment following in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1973

   
STAPLETON, Hager
1888-1973
Hager Stapleton, 85, a retired merchant, died Sunday, July 15, in a local hospital after an extended illness.  He was born March 18, 1888, the son of the late Johnny and Sarah Jane McKenzie Stapleton and was a Paintsville resident at the time of his death.  Survivors include his wife, Helen G. Stapleton, a sister, Mrs. Hollie McKenzie of Portsmouth, OH; and three brothers, Ashland Stapleton of Lick Fork, Sonny Stapleton of Flat Gap and Charles Stapleton of Water Gap. Services held Tuesday, July 17, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1973



AUGUST - 1973


 
 
 
BLESSING, Charles
1910-1973
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 12, for Charles Blessing, 62, of Paintsville, who died Thursday, August 9, in a Huntington, WV hospital after an extended illness. The son of the late Thomas and Alice George Blessing he was born October 17, 1910 and had been employed by the C & O Railroad as a yard boss. Surviving are his wife, Estella Ratliff Blessing, two daughters, Mrs. James Vargo of Ulysses and Mrs. Larry Byerly of Columbus, a brother, Walter Blessing of Columbus, a half sister, Lou Fitch of Clifford, WV and two granddaughters. Revs. Walter Dutton and Darrell Ratliff officiated at the services held at the Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church with burial following in the Boyd Cemetery at Richardson. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973

   
BRANHAM, Alice (Ward)
1891-1973
Alice Ward Branham, 82, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, August 1, at her home. The daughter of the late Joseph and Martelia Ward she was born at Boonscamp on May 13, 1891, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Carter, in 1953, and by her second husband, Tandy Branham in 1966. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louise Meek of Wyandotte, MI, a step daughter, Mrs. Neva Joe Weddington, of Arizona, three sons, Orville Carter of New Boston, MI, George Carter of Wabash, IN, and Cash Clay Carter of Tracyton, WA, 11 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday, August 4, in the Boonscamp Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend William Tackett officiating. Interment was in the Walters Cemetery at Boonscamp. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1973

  
CANTRELL, Stephen
1907-1973
Funeral services were held Monday, August 13, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Stephen V. Cantrell, 66, of Staffordsville who died Saturday, August 11 after a brief illness. Born July 13, 1907, he was the son of the late Tommy and Tallie King Cantrell. He is survived by two brothers, Walter Cantrell of Sitka and Sherman E. Cantrell of Volga. Rev. Bruce Daniels officiated at the funeral services with burial following in the Cantrell Family Cemetery at Sitka. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973

   
CASTLE, Noah
1894-1973
Noah Castle, 79, a retired coal miner died Sunday, August 5, in a Prestonsburg hospital after an extended illness. A resident of Thealka and a member of the United Baptist church he was born June 15, 1894. In addition to his wife, Katie C. Castle, surviving are seven sons, Clarence of New Albany, IN, Joe of Bellefonte, OH, Jimmie of Christiansburg, OH, Elmer of Mt. Gilead, OH, Clinton of Urbana, OH, Clifton of Mt. Gilead, OH and Noah Earl of Mt. Gilead, and two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Ellen Caudill of Troy, OH and Mrs. Lou Ella Conrad of Flint, MI. Also surviving are 44 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, August 8 in the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Revs. Arnold Reed, C. J. Sparks and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery at Winifred under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973

   
CASTLE, Russell
1921-1973
Russell Castle, 52, of Grundy, VA, died Saturday, August 4, at his home following a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on February 13, 1921, he was the son of the late Oscar and Jenny Castle and was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice on February 12, 1971. Surviving are a son, Floyd, of Grundy, a sister, Goldia Castle of Louisa and four brothers, Ralph of Ohio, Melvin of Florida and Clifford and Ray both of Offutt. Rev. Don Fraley conducted the services Tuesday, August 7, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1973

   
COOK, Corbit
1900-1973
Corbit Cook, 72, of Whitehouse died Tuesday, August 7 in a Lexington medical center. A retired C & O Railroad employee, he was born December 13, 1900, the son of the late John and Ellie Cook. He is survived by one son, Roy of Whitehouse and two brothers, Dewey Hall of Wurtland and Tiny Cook of Ironton, OH. Services were conducted by Rev. Elzie Banks on Friday, August 10, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973

  
COTTLE, Dora (Cottle)
1910-1973
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 19, for Dora Cottle, 63, of Thealka who died Thursday, August 16, in a local hospital following a three week illness. Born May 11, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Leona Cottle, was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and had been employed as a nurse’s aide. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly, on October 28, 1968. Surviving are three sons, Ernest H. Cottle of Poultrie, GA, and Robert L. and James W. Cottle of Middletown, OH. Also surviving is a sister, Vernie Ison of Mansfield, OH. Rev. Don Fraley officiated at the services, held in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with burial following in the Cottle Cemetery at West Liberty. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1973

   
DAVIS, Barry W.
1957-1973
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 15, in the Chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home for Barry W. Davis, 16, of Paintsville, who drowned Sunday, August 12, while swimming in the Big Sandy River. Born February 2, 1957, he was a student at Johnson Central High School where he was a member of the Navy ROTC. Surviving are his parents, Steve and Betty Taylor Davis, and a sister Stephanie, all at home. Rev. Charlies Milam officiated at the services with interment following in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. The Johnson Central Navy ROTC unit served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1973

  
DAVIS, Clarence D.
1897-1973
Clarence D. Davis, 76, of Davis Branch died at his home Sunday, August 26, following a brief illness. Born June 17, 1897, he was the son of Roscoe and Glena Childers Davis and was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Smith Davis, on may 31 of this year. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marie Ricketts of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Frieda Castle of Wittensville, four sons, William of Cincinnati, OH, Loran of Prestonsburg, and Robert and Paul of Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Rouie Barber of Paintsville, thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the David Family Cemetery at Davis Branch. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1973

   
HAGER, Alice (Perry)
1881-1973
Alice Perry Hager, 91, died Sunday, August 12 in El Chajon, CA, after an extended illness. Born October 25, 1881, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Davis Perry, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hager, Sr. in 1946. Surviving are two sons, Eugene, Jr., and Stephen and a daughter, Virginia Masterson. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Meade, Sr., of Paintsville and Mrs. Bruce Hall of Catlettsburg. Services were held Thurs, August 16, in the Mayo United Methodist Church with Revs. Albert Smith and Charles Perry officiating. Interment was in the Mayo Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1973

  
HITCHCOCK, Taulba
1909-1973
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 9, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home for Taulba Hitchcock, 64, of Milford Center, OH, who died Monday, August 6, in a Marysville, OH hospital. Born in Johnson County on May 26, 1909, he was the son of the late Caleb and Abbie Hitchcock. Surviving are his wife, Mae Hicks Hitchcock, a son, Billie of Milford Center and four daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Stewart of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Sharon Aiken of Bellefontaine, OH, and Mrs. Inis Lemaster and Mrs. Janie Williams, both of Marysville. Rev. Ward C. Key will officiate at the services with burial to be in the family cemetery at Volga. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1973

  
HONEYCUTT, James
1890-1973
Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 3, for James Honeycutt, 83, of Van Lear, who died Wednesday, August 1 in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born June 14, 1890, the son of the late Esaw and Margaret Webb Honeycutt, his occupations included those of miner and farmer and he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Darkes Bolden Honeycutt, four daughters, Irene Pennington, Maxine Keen, Ella Jean Goble, and Willa Dean Wells, all of Van Lear, and two sons, James of Sitka and Dellmes of Auxier, a brother, Cecil of Van Lear, a sister, Margaret Jane Ward, also of Van Lear, 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Revs. James Sturgill and Moses Kitchen officiated at services held at the Honeycutt residence at Van Lear with burial following in the Clark Cemetery at Van Lear. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1973

   
HONEYCUTT, Malcolm
1902-1973
Malcolm Honeycutt, 71, of West Van Lear died Wednesday, August 8 in a local hospital following an extended illness. A retired miner and former Kentucky state employee he was born January 22, 1902, the son of the late Johnny and Christene Webb Honeycutt and was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Bolen Honeycutt, four daughters, Arbutus Ratliff of West Van Lear, Lillie Mae Preston of Flint, MI, Darlene Hall of Van Lear and Shirley Malone of Columbus, OH, five sons, Joe of Hager Hill, Edward of flint, MI, Arlo of Servia, IN, Homer of Springfield, OH and Malcolm Jr. of West Van Lear, three brothers, Melvin Honeycutt of Richmond, CA, Elic Honeycutt of Wabash, IN and George Honeycutt of Van Lear and two sisters, Margaret Burchett of Jackson, MI, and Sophia Fitchpatrick of Hager Hill. Additional survivors include 38 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren... Revs. Ed Young, Cline Salyer and Moses Kitchen officiated at services held Friday, August 10 at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church with interment following in the Austin Cemetery at Boonscamp. The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973

   
JENNINGS, Lynn A.
1905-1973
Lynn A. Jennings, 68, of Paintsville died Friday, August 31 at his home after a brief illness. Born May 17, 1905, he was the son of the late W. B. and Maggie Davis Jennings. He was retired from Kentucky Power Company, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a member of the Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM and Ashland Shrine 48 Knights Templar 131 R.A.M. Surviving are his wife, Mary Day Jennings, a half brother, James A. Jennings and a half sister, Mrs. Inez Jennings, both of Tazewell, TN. Services were held Sunday, September 2, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Tazewell. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

   
JOSEPH, Fannie  (Clay)
1893-1973
Fannie Joseph, 80, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, August 8, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born December 23, 1893, she was the daughter of the late David and Mints Pitts Clay and had been preceded in death by her husband, Ashford Joseph, on August 17, 1956. She was a housewife and member of the Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Lee Stapleton of Paintsville, and two sons, Oney Joseph of Springfield, OH and James Joseph of Tucson, AZ and three sisters, Mrs. Melissa Vanderpool of Little Rock, AZ and Mrs. Mollie Baldridge and Mrs. Leona London, both of Ashland. Additional survivors include 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, August 11 at 1 p.m. in the First Christian Church at Paintsville with Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Siloan Cemetery at South Shore. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973

   
KITCHEN, Mose W.
1925-1973
Services were held Friday, August 24, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home for Mose W. Kitchen, 48, a former River resident who died Tuesday, August 21, in a hospital in Tampa, FL after an extended illness. The son of the late Kent and Georgia Boyd Price, he was born January 28, 1925, was employed as a miner and was veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sheryl Cook of Mullins, WV, and Katheryn Jo Price of Tampa, three sons, Kenneth Joe of Mullins and Mark and Mose, Jr., both of Tampa, a brother, Billy Joe Price of Auxvasse, MO, and four sisters, Mrs. Marietta Borders of Auxvasse, Mrs. Eula Preston of Tampa, Mrs. Louella Price of Mullins and Mrs. Alice Mae Ashby of Hyattsville, MD. Rev. J. H. Short officiated at the 2 p.m. services with burial following in the Kent Price Cemetery at River. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1973

   
LAFFERTY, Rossetta (Crum)
1924-1973
Rossetta Lafferty, 49, died Saturday, August 25, in a local hospital following an extended illness. The wife of the late Otis Lafferty, she was born June 29, 1924, the daughter of Melvin Crum and the late Mahala Pigg Crum. She was a member of the Church of Christ and has resided on Daniels Creek for the past 22 years. Surviving in addition to her father are three daughters, Lorraine Adkins of Auxier and Jeridene May and Karen Lafferty, both of Van Lear, seven sons, Homer Lafferty of Meally and Chester Lafferty, Billie Lafferty, Kenneth Lafferty, Otis Lafferty, Jr., Dewey Lee Lafferty, and Gary Lafferty, all of Van Lear and 11granchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Velva Williams of Williamsport and Gennetta Mollette of Sidney and two brothers, Delmer Crum of Boonscamp and Elmer Crum of Paintsville. Rev. Edgar Preston officiated at services held in the Daniels Creek Church of Christ with burial following in the Lafferty cemetery on Daniels Creek. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

   
PATRICK, Mary (Adams)
1915-1973
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1 for Mary Magdeline Patrick, 58, who died Wednesday, August 29, in a local hospital following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Jack Adams and Virgie Spencer Adams, she was born May 22, 1915. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had been preceded in death by her husband, John Beecher Patrick in 1967. Surviving, in addition to her mother, is a daughter, Billie Ann Sisco of Meally, a son, Irvin Dennis Patrick of Paintsville and one grandchild. Additional survivors include fours sisters, Laura Salyers and Georgene Duty of Van Lear and Betty England and Myrtle Duncan of Davy, WV, and four brothers, Herbert Adams of Bailysville, WV and Douglas Adams, Jimmy Adams and Walter Adams, all of Davy. Rev. J. H. Short officiated at the services held in the Church of Christ at Meally with burial following in the Patrick Cemetery at Meally. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

   
PRICE, Mose W.
1925-1973
Services were held Friday, August 24, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home for Mose W. Price, 48, a former River resident who died Tuesday, August 21, in a hospital in Tampa, FL after an extended illness. The son of the late Kent and Georgia Boyd Price, he was born January 28, 1925, was employed as a miner and was veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sheryl Cook of Mullins, WV, and Katheryn Jo Price of Tampa, three sons, Kenneth Joe of Mullins and Mark and Mose, Jr., both of Tampa, a brother, Billy Joe Price of Auxvasse, MO, and four sisters, Mrs. Marietta Borders of Auxvasse, Mrs. Eula Preston of Tampa, Mrs. Louella Price of Mullins and Mrs. Alice Mae Ashby of Hyattsville, MD. Rev. J. H. Short officiated at the 2 p.m. services with burial following in the Kent Price Cemetery at River. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

   
ROWLAND, James E.
1920-1973
James E. Rowland, 53, of Meally, died Thursday, August 2 at his home following a brief illness. Born February 8, 1920, he was the son of the late H. A. and Loula Pennington Rowland and was a military service veteran, serving in World War II. Survivors include a son, James Douglas of Wellington, OH, and a daughter, Phyllis Napier of Sitka. Additional survivors include six sisters, Mrs. Magdlene Cantrell, Mrs. Ola Kestner, and Mrs. Margaret Rowland of Paintsville, Mrs. Verna Salyers of Sitka, Mrs. Beatrice Jean Melvin of Wabash, IN and Mrs. Billie Jean Fraley of Clio, MI, two brothers, Creval and William R. both of Paintsville, and seven grandchildren. Services were conducted in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Saturday, August 4, with Revs. Lee Music and Charles Stapleton officiating. Chapter 18 of the disabled American Veterans conducted graveside rites at Highland Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1973

   
SLONE, Monia (Lemaster)
1895-1973
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 26, for Monia Lemaster Slone, 78, of Winifred who died Thursday, August 23, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born May 16, 1895 the daughter of the late Henry and Manda Castle Lemaster, she was a member of the United Baptist Church and was married to Jasper Slone. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Margery Stapleton of Winifred and a son, Elmo Slone of Stambaugh. Additional survivors include two sisters, Julia Daniels of Paintsville and Wilda McClure of Wittensville, a step sister, Gusta Boggs of Portsmouth, OH, and three step brothers, Frank Bayes of Washington Courthouse, OH and Carl and John Bayes, both of Minford, OH. Also surviving are three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Revs. O. I. Williams, Buell Ferguson and Tommy Bailey officiated at the services held in the Old Hood United Baptist church with burial following in the Old Hood Cemetery at Winifred. Pallbearers were John Bowling, Ruel McClure, Leonard Arrowood, Herbert Harris, Lloyd Slone, Jess Songer, Con Lemaster, Morris Conley, David Nelliposwitz, Jim Harris and Woodrow Harris. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1973

   
SMITH, Margaret Ellen (Hall)
1920-1973
Margaret Ellen Smith, 53, of Lynchburg, VA, died Wednesday, August 22 in a Baltimore, MD hospital after an extended illness. Wife of Meril Smith, she was a member of the Methodist Church and was born July 31, 1920, the daughter of the late Edwin Hall and Jeanie Seal Hall. Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are a daughter, Marsha Gray of Lynchburg and one grandchild. Also surviving are two brothers, Wilbur F. Hall of Baltimore and Harry G. Hall of Ocean City, MD. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 24, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Milt Blankenship and Ezra Williams officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

   
SUBLETT, Brookie
1895-1973
Brookie Sublett, 78, of Paintsville, died Friday, August 31, at this home following an extended illness.  The son of the late Allen Thomas and Rhumeia VanHoose Sublett, he was born February 28, 1895 and was a retired carpenter and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Missouri Jane Rice Sublett, two daughters, Gladys Collett and Ruth Lemaster, both of Paintsville, a son Elza Thomas Sublett of Stambaugh, three sisters, Mrs. Mae Ward, Mrs. Lynchie Williams and Mrs. Slola Daniels, all of Paintsville, two brothers, Frank Sublett of Star City, Arkansas, and Monroe Sublett of Akron, OH, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held in the Southside Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday, September 2, with Revs. Richard Williams and Earl Gillispie officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

   
TACKETT, Sola (Dyer)
1912-1973
Sola Dyer Tackett, a retired nurse’s aide and wife of Harry Tackett of Salyersville, died last Thursday, August 23 at the age of 60. Born December 28, 1912, she was the daughter of the late David W. and Louemma Arnett Dyer, a member of the Church of God and employed by the Paintsville Hospital. Surviving is a step son, Glen Tackett of Columbus, OH, four step daughters, Irene Lemaster of Berea, Alice Brown of Warsaw, IN, Bobbie Jean Watkins of Clay City and Addie Frazier of Staffordsville, four brothers, Fred, Fritz and Woodrow Dyer of Wheelersburg, OH and Roy B. Dyer of Fairborn, OH, three sisters, Finetta Dyer, Reva Dyer of Salyersville and Mazel Dyer of Franklin Furnace, OH and 14 step grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, August 25, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Woodrow Frisby officiating. Interment was in the Dyer Family Cemetery at Hendricks with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1973

   
TRIMBLE, Dorris G.
1906-1973
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, for Dorris G. Trimble, 66, of Oil Springs who died Thursday, August 30 in a Lexington Hospital. A salesman with the Paintsville Wholesale Grocery Company for 44 years Trimble was the son of the late Sherman and Shellie Williams Trimble and was born October 10, 1906. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maxie Stapleton Trimble, five sons, Joe and Charles of Oil Springs, James of Paintsville and Keith and Harold of Fairborn, OH, a sister, Mrs. Moncie Davis of Oil Springs, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Trimble’s grandsons served as active pallbearers and employees of the Paintsville Wholesale Grocery Company served as honorary pallbearers. Revs. J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiated at the services held in the Oil Springs Methodist Church with burial following in the family cemetery on Colvin branch at Oil Springs. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

   
VANHOOSE, Bert
1907-1973
Bert VanHoose, 66, formerly of Johnson County, succumbed August 9 at Charleston, WV after a brief illness. The son of Jessie and Hester Auxier VanHoose, he was born in January 1907, in this county, and had lived at Dunbar, WV for the past 38 years. Mr. VanHoose was a retired employee of C & P Telephone Company. Survivors include his wife, Alma Blanton Vanhoose, a son, James B. VanHoose of Charleston, two daughters, Sarah Jane Worley of Ft. Pierce, FL and Alma Lee Downey of St. Albans, WV, and eight grandchildren. Two brothers, Dewey VanHoose of Manila and George VanHoose of Red Bush, also survive, as does a sister, Mrs. Rouie Lemaster of Huntington. Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiated at services Saturday, August 11, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery at Win. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1973



SEPTEMBER - 1973


  
 
BLAIR, Venus (Webb)
1918-1973
Mrs. Venus Blair, wife of Chalmer Blair, died last Wednesday, September 5 at the age of 54. A lifetime Staffordsville resident and member of the Freewill Baptist church, she was born November 22, 1918, the daughter of Reggie and the late Addie Blevins Webb. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Williams of Springfield, OH and Mrs. Evelyn Hensley of Paintsville, two sons, Robert Blair of Flat Gap and Bennie Blair of Springfield, 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and her step mother, Mrs. Hazel Webb. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Golda Maynor of Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Pauline Kesler and Mrs. Kathlene Curry of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Irene Lawrence and Mrs. Anna Lee Kirk of Charleston, WV and two brothers, Reggie Webb, Jr., and Harold Webb, both of Charleston. Services were held Friday, September 7, in the Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Revs. Alfred Frazier, Jr., John E. Ratliff and Steve Branham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery at Staffordsville with Mrs. Blair’s nephews serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

  
BLANTON, Orville
1973
Funeral services for Orville Blanton, 70, a native of Johnson County, were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 at the Gregg St. Church of Christ in Christian Union in Washington Court House, OH with the Rev. Robert Kline officiating. Mr. Blanton, who had spent most of his life in Washington Court House, died Saturday, September 29 in Fayette Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks. He was a supervisor at Wright Patterson Air Force Base until his retirement in 1967. His first wife, the former Jewel Stone and two children preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, the former Mildred Dotson, two step children, Wade M. Dotson with the U. S. Army in Germany, Mrs. Sharon Stambaugh, Leander and four step grandchildren. Also surviving are eleven brothers, John M., Herbert, Melvin, Chester and James of Oil Springs, Oscar, Ervin, Edward, Clarence, Grant and Hobart of Ohio, seven sisters, Mrs. Verna Collins, Mrs. Mella Stone, Mrs. Zella Jackson, Mrs. Stella Salyers, Mrs. Judy Wolf, Mrs. Beatrice Butler of Ohio and Mrs. Buretta Miller of Paintsville, one step brother, Fred Jackson, Springfield, OH. Burial was in the Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Kirk- Patrick Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

   
BLEVINS, Wiley
1900-1973
Wiley Blevins, 73, died Sunday, September 9 in a local hospital. The son of the late Solomon and Suzzie Lemaster Blevins he was born May 5, 1900 and was a member of the United Baptist Church and a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Mae Blevins, one son, Wiley Hall Blevins, Jr., four sisters, Flora Rust of San Antonio, TX, Mark Mitchell of Beaver, Emma Atkins of Paintsville and Geneva Salyers of Warsaw, IN and three brothers, Lewis Blevins of Paintsville, Dan Blevins of Ypsilanti, MI and Arnold Blevins of Chillicothe, OH. Services were held, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 12 in the Old Union United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Revs. Buell Ferguson, Elzie Banks, and Lloyd Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

  
BISHOP, Sarah (Wheeler)
1887-1973
Sarah Bishop of Blaine died Friday, September 14, at her home at the age of 86. Born August 1, 1887, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Lemaster Wheeler and had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Blaine for over 50 years. She was married in 1908 to Allan Bishop, who survives. Services were held at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa on Sunday, September 16, with Elder O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine with arrangements under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
BOYD, Virgil L.
1920-1973
Virgil L. Boyd, 52, of Louisa died Thursday, September 20, in a mining accident in Lawrence County while he was working as a pin puller for the Kentucky Augur Mining Company. Born November 1, 1920, he was the son of Frank and Maxie Fitch Boyd, who survive. Also surviving are his wife, Wanda Fitch, three daughters, Carolyn Felix of Columbus, OH, and Susan and Sally Jo, both at home, a son, James Ray Boyd, at home, two sisters, Myrtle Erwin and Kathleen Mollett, both of Louisa, and two brothers, Henry Boyd of Louisa and Frank Boyd of Columbus. Services were held at the Boyd home on Saturday, September 22 with Reverend Michael Carrene officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

  
CAMPBELL, Alberta (Blair)
1973
NEW LONDON, OHIO Mrs. Alberta Campbell, 63, Route 2, died Tuesday in Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital, Norwalk, shortly after being admitted. Born in Paintsville, Ky., she had lived most of her life in the New London area. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth; three sons, Charles Oney, Plymouth; Bill Oney, California, and Roger Oney, Norwalk; five daughters, Mrs. Carroll Cutcher, Wakeman; Mrs. Christine Gemmel, Lorain, and Mrs. Barbara Fleming, Mrs. J a n e t Boss and Mrs. Chrystal Moore, all of New London; her mother, Mrs. Pauline Blair, Shiloh; three brothers, Cecil Blair, West Virginia; Albert, Kentucky, and Edward, Oberlin; two sisters, Mrs. Loretta Walker, Kentucky, and Mrs. Edith Damron, Huron; 31 grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Eastman Funeral Home, where services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. George Minton officiating. Burial will be in Fitchville Cemetery in Huron County. Sandusky Register  September 12 1973, Sandusky Ohio Submitted By; Kim Donley

   
CASTLE, Mina (Castle)
1899-1973
Mina castle, 74, of Urbana, OH, died Sunday, September 2, in a Mechanicsburg, OH care center. The former Johnson Countian was the daughter of the late William and Matilda Borders Castle and was born April 29, 1899. She was the wife of Sullivan Castle, who survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Matilda Davis of Mutual, OH, Mrs. Denver (Flora) Burton of Dayton, OH, Mrs. William (Ruby) Chandler of Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Don (Jean) Jones of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. James (Hazel) Organ and Mrs. Ora (Faye) Hammaker, both of N. Lewisburg, OH, two sons, James of Springfield and Elva of N. Lewisburg, 28 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Services were held at 1 p.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg with burial following in the Fairview Cemetery at Mutual. Arrangements were under the direction of the Skillman Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

   
CLICK, Ray
1928-1973
Funeral services were held Monday, September 17 for Ray Click, 45, of Riceville, who died Friday, September 14, in a local hospital after an extended illness. The miner and veteran of the Korean War, he was born January 16, 1928, the son of Jerry Click and the late Mattie Ramey Click. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Patsy Perkins Click, two daughters, Brenda Ritter of Carey, OH and Kathy Click of Riceville, three sisters, Faye Rice of Oil Springs, Mary Barnett of Willard, OH, and Irene Hicks of Shiloh, OH, and three brothers, Jerry Click, Jr., of Willard, Thomas Click with the U. S. Army in Germany and Jack Click of Bucyrus, OH. Revs. Scott Castle and Powell Collins officiated at the services held in the Freewill Baptist church at Riceville. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Riceville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sept 19, 1973

   
CONLEY, Earl Huston
1930-1973
Earl Houston Conley, 43, of West Van Lear and a former Salyersville resident, died suddenly Thursday, September 27. The son of Mont and Alice Conley Conley, he was born January 30, 1930, and was employed as a truck driver by the Tripple Elkhorn Mining Company. Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Marie Prater Conley, one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Stapleton of Flat Gap, and six sisters, Mrs. Edith Conley, Mrs. Peggy McFarland, Mrs. Thelma Marsh and Mrs. Virginia Anderson, all of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Anna Prater of Salyersville and Mrs. Edna Conley of Lexington. Services were held Sunday, September 30, in the Salyersville Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Stapleton and James Kelley Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Falcon with John R. Conley, Paul Conley, Mitchell Conley, Bobby Lemaster, Tim Conley and Harold Conley serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

    
CONLEY, Minnie (Stinson)
1900-1973
Minnie Conley, 73, of Flat Gap, wife of the late Noah Conley, died Tuesday, September 18, in a local hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born April 2, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Rissa Lyons Stinson and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Noah Conley, Jr., and Paul W. Conley, both of Springfield and Raymond Conley of Flat Gap, four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Jerrals, Mrs. Golda Williams and Mrs. Sylvia Malone of Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Jewel Salyer of Paintsville and a brother, James Stinson of Flat Gap. Services were held Thursday, September 20, in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Reverends Harold Salyer, Bruce Daniel, Homer Evans, and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

   
DANIEL, Bertha Lee (Fields)
1898-1973
Bertha Lee Daniel, 74, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, September 2, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born November 15, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Minnie Barker Fields and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Daniel, on March 8, 1971. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gracie Daniel of Lowmansville, four sons, Winfield Daniel of Elizabeth Town, Roscoe Daniel of Lowmansville and Dennie Daniel and Johnie Daniel, both of Columbus, OH, one sister, Mrs. Fronie Grim of Nippa and 27 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services were held at 11 a.m. at her home on Wednesday, September 5, with Revs. Hobert Daniel and Milt Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery at Lowmansville with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

   
FYFFE, Jay
1902-1973
Jay Fyffe, 78, of Red Bush, died Friday, September 21, at his home. A retired oil driller eh was born December 13, 1902, the son of the late Joseph and Cynthia Ferguson Fyffe. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Faye Williams Fyffe, a son, Carl J. Fyffe of Columbus, OH, two brothers, Alva Fyffe of Blaine and Lonza Fyffe of Manchester, NH and two grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, September 23, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Emery Ferguson and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Red Bush with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

 
GILLIAM, Add
1905-1973
Services for Add Gilliam, 68, of Flat Fork were held Thursday, September 6, in the Pendleton Church at Ophir in Morgan County with Rev. William W. Wright officiating. Born June 24, 1905, he was the son of the late Charlie and Clarissa Wright Gilliam, a farmer and member of the Baptist church. He passed away Tuesday, September 4, in an Ashland hospital. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alta Owens Gilliam in 1943 and is survived by his second wife, Dovie Jenkins Gilliam. Also surviving are four daughters, Dorothy Wheeler of Ashland, Alfreda Diegel of East St. Louis, IL, Clara Slone of Flat Gap, and Melody Gilliam of Flat Fork, two sons, Willie Gilliam of Columbus, OH and Teddy Gilliam of Flat Fork, five grandchildren and two brothers, Estill Gilliam of Paintsville and Jim Gilliam of Ophir. Burial was in the Burchett Flats Cemetery at Relief with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

   
GOLDEN, Norma Marie (Harris)
1927-1973
Norma Marie Golden, 46, of Thealka, died Saturday, September 22, at her home. The daughter of Frank Harris and the late Gladys Nicklas Harris, she was born February 27, 1927 and was a member of the Pleasant Valley Rebecca Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgel Golden. Surviving in addition to her father, are three daughters, Audry Ratliff of Thealka and Virginia and Georgina Golden, both at home, four sons, Jerry C. Golden stationed with the U. S. Army, Hedgel Ray Golden, at home, and George W. Golden and Frank Golden, both of Paintsville, three sisters, Juanita Hicks of Harriston, OH, Hellen Dials of Prestonsburg and Franke Harris of Lancer and three brothers, Dock Harris and Buster Harris both of Lancer and Jack Harris of Dayton, OH. Services were held in the Southside Freewill Baptist church on Wednesday, September 26, with Reverend Edward J. Young officiating. Burial was in the Golden Cemetery at Thealka where the Pleasant Valley Rebecca Lodge No. 116 conducted graveside rites. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
GRIFFITH, Chester
1898-1973
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 9, for Chester Griffith, 75, of Paintsville who died, Thursday, September 4, in a local hospital following an extended illness. The son of the late Robert and Anne Conley Griffith, he was born January 13, 1898, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Plima Griffith in 1963. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs.  Beulah Williams of Paintsville, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Revs. Scott Castle, Sturgill McCarty and John Pelphrey officiated at the services held in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with burial following in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Jayne, Paul Tackett, James Blanton, Kenneth Jayne, Edgar Griffith, Wade Griffith, John Blair and Robert Jayne. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

  
HOWARD, Judy (Arrowood)
1901-1973
Judy Howard, 72, of West Van Lear died Monday, September 25, following a lengthy illness. Born February 20, 1901, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Sally Shell Arrowood and was a member of the Buffalo United Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Sidney Howard, five daughters, Mrs. Dixie Mae Nesselrette of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Angeline Harless of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Alice Marie Fitch of Meally, Mrs. Edna Ratliff of Louisa and Mrs. Sarah Rebecca Lemaster of West Van Lear; three sons, Sidney Howard, Jr., of Springfield, OH, John E. Howard of Dixon, MO, and Lowell Ray Howard of West Van Lear, three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Jones, Mrs. Mary James, and Mrs. Nancy Judd, all of Inez, two brothers, Melvin Arrowood, of Meally, and Elbert Howard of Baltimore, MD, 26 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, September 26, in the Cedar Grove United Baptist Church with Reverends Elzie Banks, Glen Arrowood and Lawrence Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
LESTER, Dewey
1899-1973
Dewey Lester, 74, of Denver died Friday, September 7 after a brief illness. A retired gas foreman with Columbia Fuel Gas Company, he was born August 10, 1899, the son of the late Charlie and Della Hamilton Lester. Surviving is his wife, Inez Thacker Lester, a son Densel Lee Lester of Denver and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Rice of Paintsville. Lester was preceded in death by his first wife, Osa Blackburn Lester in December of 1960. Services were held at the home on Sunday, September 9 with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973

   
LYONS, Edna (Borders)
1924-1973
Edna Borders Lyons, 48, of Lowmansville, died Saturday, September 22 in a Huntington, WV hospital after a brief illness. Born December 25, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Gracie DeBoard and the wife of Homer Lyons. Her occupation was that of housewife and mother and she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are five daughters, Alice Jean Rice of Nippa, Wanda Sue Keener of Columbus, OH, Sharon Kay Lyons of Lowmansville and Janet Lou and Deborah Faye, both at home, three sons, Homer Lee Lyons of Albnay, GA and Ralph Vancil and Roger Dean Lyons, both of Lowmansville, two sisters, Mae Cassell of Louisa and Olive Carson of Columbus, two brothers, Arthur Borders and Russell Borders of Columbus and nine grandchildren. Services were held in the Lowmansville United Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 25, with Reverends Florida Lyons and Lloyd Williams officiating. Burial was in the Lyon Cemetery at Lowmansville with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

   
MAY, Laura (Ferguson)
1890-1973
Laura Ferguson May, 83, died Friday, September 21, in Dayton, OH. Born June 5, 1890, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jo Ferguson, a member of the Church of God and the Van Lear Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harvey May in 1959. Surviving are four daughters, Ella Ruth Taylor of Charleston, WV, Elizabeth Ratliff, Martha Figly and Mary Wells of Dayton, four sons, Paul G. May of Paintsville, William David May of Dayton, John May of Florida, and Silas May of Oceana, WV, a sister, Bertha Elizabeth of Holcom, NY and a brother, Charles Ferguson of New York City, 30 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Services were held Monday, September 24, in the First Church of God with Reverend Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Buchannan Chapel Cemetery with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

   
MEADOWS, Jack Cecil
1924-1973
Jack Cecil Meadows, 49, of East Point, died Wednesday, September 26, after an extended illness. Born May 4, 1924, he was the son of George Meadows and the late Susan Castle Meadows, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was employed as a coal miner. Surviving are, in addition to his father, his wife, Linda Moore Meadows, two daughters, Dorris Harvey and Denece Meadows of New Comerstown, OH, three sons, Ronnie D. Meadows of Hall Gate, OH, and Donnie and Jackie Lee Meadows of East Point; a sister, Mrs. Lida Lyons of Tutor Key, and three brothers, Reece Meadows of Louisville, Kennard Meadows of Tutor Key and Ora Meadows of Harold. Services were held at the Meadows home on Saturday, September 29 with burial following in the family cemetery at Thealka where military graveside rites were held. Reverends Lonnie Ratliff, Darell Ratliff and E. J. Young officiated at the services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
PERKINS, Willie
1892-1973
Willie Perkins, 81, of Swamp Branch, died Friday, September 21, after an illness of several months. Born April 19, 1892, he was the son of the late Coon and Frances Lemaster Perkins and was retired from employment with the C & O Railroad. He was preceded in death by his first two wives, Bertha Spears and Nola Collins and is survived by his third wife, Lizzie Salyer Perkins. Also surviving are five daughters, Norma Francis of West Van Lear, Ruby Gossman of Carey, OH, Patsy Click of Riceville and Geraldine Linn and Mary Poe, both of Warsaw, IN, three step daughters, Ruth Davis and Pearl Caudill of Columbus, OH, and Virginia Turner of Baltimore, MD, seven sons, Ernest Perkins of Fostoria, OH, Willie Perkins, Jr., of Warsaw, Haskel Perkins and Richard Perkins of Carey, OH, Jimmy Perkins of Upper Sandusky, OH, Clarence Perkins of Swamp Branch and Powell Perkins of Dansville, MI, a step son, Wendell Minix of Flint, MI, seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Conley of Salyersville, Mrs. Ada Bailey of Wenatchee, WA, Mrs. Nora Lee of Sioux City, IA, Ollie Dixon of Ashland, Lula Kasper of Columbus, Cassie Caudill of Prestonsburg and Ida Waugh of Ashland, three brothers, Frank Perkins of Ashland, Berlie Perkins of Chesapeake, OH, and Jack Perkins of Ashland, 45 step great grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 23 step grandchildren and 33 grandchildren. Reverends Charlie Lemaster, Scott Castle and Powell Collins officiated at the services held at the Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville on Monday, September 24, with burial following in the family cemetery at Riceville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1973

   
PRESTON, Willie Jr.
1926-1973
Willie Preston, Jr., of River, died Sunday, September 16, in Knoxville, TN at the age of 47. The son of the late Willie Preston, Sr., and Virgie Price Preston, he was born March 15, 1926, and had been employed as a plant superintendent with Big Sandy RECC. He was also a member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM. He is survived by his wife, Herma Clay Preston, one son, Michael C. Preston, three sisters, Nellie Daniel of Thelma, Jane Ward of river and Ruth Gerish of Mansfield, OH, and two brothers, Donis Preston and Ochel Preston of Thelma. Services were held Wednesday, September 19, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. The Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM conducted Masonic rites with burial following in the family cemetery at River. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1973

   
SITES, Pete
1891-1973
Services will be held this Thursday, September 6, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Pete Sites, 82, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Johnson County. The son of the late Samuel and Louise Hite Sites, he was born July 2, 1891 and was a minister of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, on December 9, 1964. Surviving are three daughters, Virgie Van Sickle, Callie Roach and Mary Ruth Hufford, all of Columbus, four sons, Pete, Jr., Lonnie Joe, both of Columbus, Henry of Tomahawk and Frank Allen of Whitehouse, a brother Dock Sites of Tomahawk and a sister, Belle Wilson of Inez, 28 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Rev. J. H. Short will officiate at the 11 a.m. services with burial to follow in the family cemetery at Boonscamp. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

  
SMITH, Edna E. (Stafford)
1973
Mrs. Fred F. (Edna E. Stafford) Smith, 91, a native and long time resident of Paintsville, died September 13 at Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Martha Mary Smith of Cincinnati, two sons, Rev. Frederick F. and Stafford Smith of Atlanta, GA, a sister, Miss May F. Stafford, and a brother, DeWitt T. Stafford of Paintsville, four grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces and their descendants. Mrs. Smith attended public schools in Paintsville, and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Georgetown College and the former Martha Washington College in Abingdon, VA. She taught in the Paintsville City Schools several years before her marriage in 1911 to the late Fred F. Smith of Spencer and Ravenswood, WV. They lived in West Virginia until 1936. During several of these years she taught Wesley Workers (women’s) Bible Class at Wesley Methodist Church in Parkersburg. She lived in Paintsville after 1936. Mrs. Smith belonged to one of the oldest families in Eastern Kentucky. She was one of 14 children of the late Francis Marion and Marietta Lavendar Stafford. She built her home in Stafford Addition on property that had been in the family over a hundred years. Funeral services were held at Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Rev. Albert B. Smith officiating, assisted by Rev. J. H. Burton of the First Methodist Church. Prayer was offered by Rev. Garland Stafford, a nephew of Statesville, NC. Burial was in the Stafford family cemetery, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1973

   
TRIMBLE, Paris L.
1890-1973
Paris L. Trimble, 83, of Barnetts Creek, died Tuesday, September 11 in a local hospital after an illness of several months. Born April 27, 1890, he was the son of the late Willie and Sola Conley Trimble, was a retired carpenter, a veteran of World War I and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clinda Fannin Trimble, two sons, Chester Trimble of Sarasota, FL and William Trimble of Springfield, OH and a foster son, James C. Russell, also of Sarasota. Additional survivors include two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hall of Baltimore, MD and two brothers, John Trimble of Staffordsville and James Trimble of Van Lear. Services were held in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home on Saturday, September 15, with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1973

   
VANHOOSE, Millard
1973
Rev. Millard VanHoose, a Freewill Baptist minister for over 50 years died Sunday, September 16, at the age of 90, at his home at Wittensville. The son of the late Life and Freelove Bryant VanHoose, he was a retired merchant and member of the Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Walker VanHoose. Surviving are a son, Hershell VanHoose of Nippa, two daughters, Mrs. Carma Burchett and Mrs. Alka Burchett, both of Wittensville, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Norman Roberts and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Freewill Baptist ministers served as honorary pallbearers while the active pallbearers were Charles Kenneth VanHoose, M. J. VanHoose, David VanHoose, Bobby Gene VanHoose, Troy Music, Tommy Preston, William Burchett, and Danny Joe Daniels. Graveside rites were conducted by the Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1973

  
WELLS, Charles Eugene
1923-1973
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 13, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Charles Eugene Wells, 50, of Brookville, IN who died in a hospital there on Saturday, September 8. The son of Roxie Davis Wells Baldwin and step son of Buster Baldwin, he was born February 17, 1923 and was a factory worker and mechanic employed by the Sperry Rubber and Plastic Company. Surviving are a son, James Leonard Wells of Paintsville and a daughter Anita Justine Wells of Paintsville, four brothers, Ernest Wells of Paintsville, Billy Ray Wells of Indianapolis, IN, Clarence Baldwin of Newark, OH and James Baldwin of Offutt and a sister, Francis Reed of Paintsville. Revs. Richard Williams and John frank Ratliff officiated at the services with burial following in the Baldwin Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1973

   
WILLIAMS, Charles H.
1900-1973
Charles H. Williams, 73, of Orient, OH, died Wednesday, September 26, in a Columbus, OH hospital. Born February 16, 1900, the son of the late Theadore and Bertie Williams, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Spradlin Williams, a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Remy, of Mt. Sterling, OH, three step daughters, Mrs. Jean Bates of Enon, OH, Mrs. Alta Mae Wheeler of Ashland, and Mrs. Alice Jones of Dayton, OH, a son, Charles Williams of Columbus, two step sons, Chester Blair of Enon and Winford Blair of San Diego, CA; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Patrick of Ashland, Mrs. Josie Williams of Oil Springs and Mrs. Norsie Stapleton and Mrs. Vencil Blair; two brothers, Ben Williams of Ashland and Chester Williams of Oil Springs, five grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, September 29, at the Alders Chapel in West Jefferson, OH with Reverends Floyd Rigsby, Earl Rigsby and Charles Smith officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Cemetery at Mt. Sterling with arrangements under the direction of the Porter Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
WILLIAMS, Dennis Edward
1939-1973
Dennis Edward Williams, 34, of Springfield, OH, died Friday,  September 24 in Springfield. He was born at Flat Gap on January 5, 1939, the son of Crayton Larry and Callie Burchett Williams, who survive. He was employed as a machine repairman at the Robbins and Myers Company, a member of the board of local union 902 UAW and a coach of the Reco Little League baseball team. Also surviving are his wife, Carmen Hatten Williams, a daughter, Chrystal Lynn and three sons, Barry Dean, Joel Edward and Jared Jay, all at home. Additional survivors include a sister, Mrs. Leona Edward of Delta, OH. Services were held in the Chapel of the Jackson, Lytle, and Chaffman Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend Joseph R. Rolph officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park at Springfield under the direction of the Jackson, Lytle and Caffman Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
WILLIAMS, Terry Allen
1957-1973
Terry Allen Williams, 16, of Monterey, TN, died Wednesday, September 26, in a Nashville, TN hospital. The son of Dennie and Marlyn Jane Fairchild Williams, he was born in Johnson County on January 11, 1957. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Shelia Kay Fairchild and Lesa Ann Fairchild, both of Staffordsville and three brothers, Jimmy D. Fairchild, Jeff Eugene Fairchild and Johnny W. Fairchild, all of Staffordsville. Services were held Friday, September 28, in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Alfred Frazier, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1973

   
YATES, Illint
1894-1973
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 6, for Illint Brown Yates, 79, of Paintsville who died at her home on Monday, September 3. Wife of the late Sam Yates she was born March 31, 1894, the daughter of the late Bill and Rose Brown and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Effie Music of Paintsville and Jean Workman of Lima, OH, two sons, Tom Holbrook of Ada, OH and Elva Yates of Paintsville, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Revs. C. C. Hall and Don Fraley officiated at the services held in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Arville Daniel, butch McKenzie, Don Whitaker, John Denton, Clarence Jackson and Leon Preston served as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1973



OCTOBER - 1973


  
  
ARMS, Mintie (Rivers)
1887-1973
Mintie Arms, 86, of Paintsville, died Wednesday, October 31, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Andrew and Susan J. Rice Rivers, she was born October 24, 1887, and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam K. Arms on April 5, 1960. Surviving are four sons, Raymond Arms of Leander, Ray Arms of Leander, Beecher Arms of Baltimore and Grady Arms of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were conducted by Reverends Scott Castle and Adam Marshall in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver on Saturday, November 3, with burial following in the Arms Family cemetery at Denver. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1973

   
ARNETT, Homer
1889-1973
Homer Arnett, 84, of Paintsville died Friday, October 5, in an Ashland hospital following an extended illness. He was born February 18, 1889, the son of the late Joseph and Adline Patton Arnett and was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie May Blair Arnett. Surviving are five daughters, Gladys Williams of Owensboro, Maude Wells of Paintsville, Armina Long of Ashland, Edra Rice of Catlettsburg, and Irene Salyer of Ypsilanti, MI, three sons, Skaggs Arnett of Ashland, Joe H. Arnett of Portsmouth, OH and Charles Arnett of Ypsilanti, a brother, Kash Arnett of Paintsville, a sister, Media Salyer of Salyersville, 26 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Reverend Albert Smith officiated at the Monday, October 8 services held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Blue Grass Cemetery at Salyersville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

  
AUXIER, Belle (Preston)
1880-1973
Belle Preston Auxier, 93, of Hager Hill died Friday, Oct 5, after an extended illness. Born Feb 17, 1880, she was the daughter of the late James Hafford and Julina Porter Preston and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tobe Preston, on April 25, 1957. Surviving are two daughters, Lottie Delong of Hager Hill and Laura Delong of Chesapeake, OH; three sons, Samuel L. Auxier of Paintsville and Frank Auxier and Edgar Auxier, both of East Point, two half sisters, Murrah Stambaugh of Stambaugh and Sussie Osborne, a half brother, Martin L. Preston, 32 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Reverend Bennie Blankenship officiated at the services, held Sunday, October 7, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

  
BALDRIDGE, Florence (Blevins)
1899-1973
Florence Baldridge, 74, of West Van Lear, passed away at her home on Friday, October 19, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late John E. and Flora Mae McKenzie Blevins, she was born January 30, 1899, and was a member of the United Baptist church. She was the wife of the late Tom Baldridge. Surviving are three daughters, Edna Mae Roshinsky of Lexington, Eva Ellis of Huntington, WV, and Glenda Jean Roshinsky of West Van Lear; seven sons, William Blair of Honoverton, OH, Earl Baldridge, Tommy Jetters and Claude Edd Plummer of West Van Lear, and Glen Baldridge, John E. Baldridge, and Robert L. Baldridge, all of Paintsville. Also surviving are six sisters, Gypsy Goble of West Van Lear, Edna Woods of Huntington, Julia Blair of Hager Hill, June Damron of Catlettsburg, Mary Brooks of Paintsville and Malvie Lively of Falcon and two brothers, Russell Blevins and Arnold Blevins, both of Paintsville. Services were held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Monday, October 22, with Reverend Cline Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

   
BECULHIMER, Orin
1917-1973
Orin Beculhimer, 56, of Columbus, OH died Tuesday, October 2, in a Columbus hospital after an extended illness. A manual consultant for the Welfare Department of the state of Ohio, he was born July 1, 1917, the son of the late William Jiles and Bertha Blankenship Beculhimer. He was also a member of the First Columbus Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna Jewel Conley Beculhimer, a son, Marvin Beculhimer of Columbus, a brother, Curtis Beculhimer of Michigan and four sisters, Miss Laura Beculhimer and Mrs. Jamie Hogans, both of Lexington, Mrs. Reva Zeger of Pennsylvania and Mrs. Faye Evans of Pickerington, OH. Reverend Kenneth Evans officiated at services held Friday, October 5, in the Christian Union Church at Keaton with burial following in the Keaton Community Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973


   
BLAIR, Leon
1935-1973
Leon Blair, Sergeant First Class with the U. S. Army, died suddenly Friday, October 5, following an automobile accident in French Lick, IN. A native of Johnson County, he was born August 19, 1935, the son of Irvin and Mildred Rice Blair of Oil Springs, who survive. He was a member of the Catholic religion and had been stationed at Fort Leonard, MO, at the time of his death. Also surviving are his wife, Betty Ruth Lee Blair of West Van Lear, a daughter, Norma Lee and two sons, Michael Leon and Ronald Allen, all at home; two sisters, Eleanor Fairchild, of Barnetts Creek, and Carolyn Sizemore of Cliff and six brothers, Arnold Blair, Mervil Blair, Kenneth Blair and Larry Blair, all of Oil Springs, Elzie Blair of Catlettsburg and Wendell Blair of Ashland. Reverend Moses Kitchen and Father David Shockey officiated at the funeral services, held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

   
DAWSON, W. T.
1889-1973
W. T. Dawson, a retired coal miner, died Wednesday, October 10, at his home at Thelma at the age of 84. The son of the late Frank and Mollie Dawson, he was born January 20, 1889 and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Polly Dawson, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith at Thelma and Mrs. Georgine Maynard of Springfield, OH, five sisters, Lizzie VanHoose of Whitehouse, Thelma Maynard of Urbana, OH, Hazel VanHoose of Whitehouse, Dora Branham of Lexington and Suzie Jones of Springfield, OH and a brother, Charlie Dawson of Michigan. Services were held Friday, October 12, in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Reverends O. I. Williams and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery at Thelma with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1973

  
DANIEL, Hettie (Ward)
1894-1973
Hettie Daniel, 79, of Auxier, died Monday, October 29, after an extended illness. Born October 16, 1894, she was the daughter of the late Asbury and Belle Price Ward. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and had been preceded in death by her husband, Milroy Daniel. Survivors include two sons, M. R. Daniel of Lexington and Paul V. Daniel of Thelma; four sisters, Lizzie Meade, Sally Daniel, and Ella Johnson, all of Thelma, and Exer Holbrook of Williamsport; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, at the Thelma Friendship Primitive Baptist Church with Reverends Paul E. Keaton and Robie Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

  
DUTTON, Hayes Denver
1914-1973
Hayes Denver Dutton, 59, of Whitehouse, died Monday, October 15, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at 2:15 p.m. that day. The son of the late James and Mary Ward Dutton, he was born on March 22, 1914, and was a retired coal miner. He had been a resident of Whitehouse throughout his lifetime. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Dutton of Paintsville, three sons, Eric Garth Dutton of Whitehouse, David Lynn Dutton of Kinchelee, MI and Dennie Lee Dutton of Paintsville, one sister Vivian Capperalla of Baltimore, MD, and three brothers, Seslsus (Dick) Dutton of Barit, WV, Earl Dutton of Whitehouse, and Hubert Dutton of Columbus. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

  
EVANS, Proctor M.
1899-1973
Proctor M. Evans, 73, of Keaton, died at his home last Saturday, October 27, after an extended illness. The son of the late DeLone and Rissie Kelly Evans he was born October 31, 1899 and was a retired Ashland Oil employee and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Sparks Evans, two daughters, Mrs. Imolee Franklin of Keaton and Mrs. Joy Wheeler of Fairborn, OH, five sons, Farrel Evans of Keaton, Elwood Evans and Paul Evans, both of Columbus, OH, Elmer Evans of Fairborn, and Ellis Evans of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Sparks of Wittensville and Mrs. Goldie Skaggs of Keaton; two brothers, Reverend Homer Evans of Martha and Oscar Evans of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services were held Monday, October 29, in the Point Pleasant Church at Flat Gap with Reverends, H. H. Ross, John Pelphrey, and Willard Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs Town Cemetery at Flat Gap with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1973

   
FAIRCHILD, Virgil
1905-1973
Virgil Fairchild, 68, of Staffordsville, died Saturday, October 20, in a local hospital. Born October 9, 1905, he was the son of the late Levi and Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild. His occupation was that of a miner and he was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Rosie Fairchild, five daughters, Rushie Hannah and Beulah Fairchild of Paintsville and Pearlie Weddie, Eulah Ann Ratliff and Freda Davis, all of Staffordsville; four sisters, Alma Conley of Staffordsville, Gracie Preston of Ohio, and Alta Pelphrey and Dora Alice Henson of Lexington; and four brothers, Espie Fairchild and Arthur Fairchild, both of Lexington and Son Fairchild and Walter Fairchild, both of Paintsville, 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday, October 23, at the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Melvin Blanton with burial following in the Fairchild Family cemetery at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

  
HATFIELD, Dixie (Mollett)
1904-1973
Dixie Hatfield, 69, of East Point, died Thursday, October 25, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Jim and Alice Sammons Mollett, she was born March 27, 1904 and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Irvin Hatfield; three daughters, Estellene Blackburn and Maxine Meek, both of East Point, and Minnie Alice Psaros of Long Beach, CA; two sons, Ernest Hatfield of Milford, IN and David Hatfield, of Leesburg, IN; three sisters, Ruby Hally of Gallipolis, OH, Ann Ward of Shelby, OH, and Loretta Music of Lowmansville; two brothers, Joe Mollett of Lowmansville and Douglas Mollett of Shelby; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Reverend Moses Kitchen officiated at services held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Sunday, October 28. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

  
HORNE, Martha
1910-1973
Martha Horne, 63, of Collista died Friday, Oct 5, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born Aug 19, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Bell Conley Horne and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Mary Castle of Sitka. Reverends C. C. Hall and Scott Castle officiated at services held in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct 7. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with the Paintsville funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973


   
HUNT, Ada (Baldridge)
1895-1973
Ada Hunt, 75, of Louisa, died Tuesday, Oct 2, after an extended illness. She was born March 25, 1895, the daughter of the late Frank and Susan Webb Baldridge and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Albert Hunt; three sons, Wilbur Hunt, Everett Hunt, and Ernest Hunt, all of Louisa; two brothers, Garfield Baldridge and Frank Baldridge, both of East Point; four sisters, Mrs. Mildren Ward of Louisa, Mrs. Mae Daniels and Mrs. Lora Ramey, both of East Point and Mrs. Susie Hicks of Paintsville. Services were conducted Friday, Oct 5, at the East Point Church of Christ with Reverend Ezra Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

   
HYDEN, Harry
1898-1973
Harry Hyden, 75, of Van Lear, died Monday, October 22 in a local hospital following an extended illness. A retired coal miner and member of the Church of god, he was born on June 12, 1898, the son of the late Sam and Alice Hyden. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Hall Hyden, four daughters, Juanita Wells and Christine Huff of Winchester, Thelma Music of Prestonsburg, Bill Ray Hyden of Warsaw, IN and Cecil Edward Hyden and Randall Hyden, both of Prestonsburg. Services were held today, October 24, at 2 p.m. in the East Point Church of Christ with Reverend Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the Music-Hyden Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

  
JETER, Lawrence
1926-1973
Lawrence Jeter, 47,  of Mechanicsburg, OH and formerly of West Van Lear, died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, October 9, in Urbana, OH. The son of the late Lawrence Jeter and Kentucky Perry Jeter, who survives, he was born October 7, 1926. He was the owner of Joe’s Auto Parts in Mechanicsburg and affiliated with St. Michael’s Church. He was also a World War II veteran and member of the National Guard. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Pearl Johnson Jeter, two daughters, Cathy and Leah, both at home, four sons, Joseph, Michael, Mark and Timothy, all at home, a sister, Mrs. Anna Park of Williamson, WV, and a brother, Frank Jeter of Xenia, OH. Services were held on October 12 in St. Michael’s Church in Mechanicsburg with the Reverend Father Thomas Gavin officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, where military graveside rites were conducted. Arrangements were under the direction of the Skillman Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 231, 1973

   
KENNARD, Hazel (Lemaster)
1920-1973
Hazel Kennard, 53, of Hager Hill died suddenly, Monday, October 15, at a downtown Paintsville restaurant operated by her and her husband, James Kennard. Born September 5, 1920, she was the daughter of  Lonnie and Jonie Ellen (sis) Blanton Lemaster, who survive, and along with her husband, operated the Red Apple Restaurant. Surviving, in addition to her husband and parents, are two sisters, Mae Caudill of Clio, MI and Gladys Conley of Hager Hill and a brother, Everett Lemaster of Mt. Morris, MI. Services were held Wednesday, October 17, in the New Bethel Baptist Church at Riceville with Reverends Scott Castle and Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in the Pete Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

   
LEMASTER, Hollie
1896-1973
Hollie Lemaster, 77, of Win died Monday, October 29, after an extended illness. The son of the late James M. and Laura Blanton Lemaster, he was born on September 2, 1896. He was a retired merchant and former post master and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Meade Lemaster, four daughters, Merle VanHoose of New Carlisle, OH, Grace Deletorre of Miami, FL, Martha Conley of Win and Ruby Doyle of Fort Lauderdale, FL, two sons, Jesse Lemaster of Staffordsville and Elmer Lemaster of Nippa; six sisters, Emerald Lemaster of New Carlisle, Beulah Reed of Flat Gap, Merzie Howard of Ashland, Eula Stapleton of Caneyville, May Lemaster of Win and Myrtle Hitchcock of Beaver, OH; two brothers, George Lemaster of Win and Hasten Lemaster of Rubyville, OH; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Elders Buell Ferguson, Lonza Reed, and Arnold Reed officiated at services held Wednesday, October 31, at the Low Gap United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at Win with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

   
MAY, Charles
1973
Services were conducted in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 24, for Charles May, 79, of Sharpsville, TX, who passed away on Sunday, October 21. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Griggs of Houston, TX and two sons, Charles Russell May of Middletown, PA, and Glen Lee May of Bennsollear, NY. Reverend J. H. Burton officiating at the services with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

  
MAY, James Arthur
1920-1973
James Arthur May, 53, of Riceville, died Wednesday, October 31, in a local hospital following a brief illness. The son of A. J. May, who survives and the late Sola Conley May, he was born February 24, 1920, and was employed as a truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Hackworth May, four daughters, Charlotte Lynn Scott of Springfield, OH, Conna Faye Fairchild of South Carolina, and Judy Carol and Donna Kay May, both of Riceville, two sons, Larry May of Riceville and David May of Silver Lake, IN, two sisters, Eva Caudill of McCutchenville, OH, and Ethel Rice of Falcon, a half brother, Jack E. May of Lima, OH and three grandchildren. Services were held in the New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, November 3, with Reverends Scott Castle and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in the Willie Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1973

   
NICKELL, Edward L.
1893-1973
Edward L. Nickell, 79, of Keaton passed away Wednesday, October 24, in a Lexington  hospital. A veteran of World War I, he was born on November 8, 1893, the son of the late Andy and Adaline Patrick Nickell. He was a retired Ashland Oil employee and a member of the Enterprise Baptist church. His first wife, Myrtle Fallen Nickell, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, Nettie Jones Nickell, three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Mullins of Keaton, Mrs. Inez Liggett of Owensboro and Mrs. Isaphene DeBoard of Girdler; a brother, Ray Nickell of Springfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. May Nickell of Dayton, OH; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services were held on Friday, October 26, in the Christian Union Church at Keaton with Reverend Willard Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Cannel City, KY with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

   
PELPHREY, Alta (Fairchild)
1910-1973
Alta Pelphrey, 63, of Nicholasville, died at her home on Sunday, October 21, following an extended illness. Wife of Charles Pelphrey, who survives, she was born April 26,1910, the daughter of the late Levi and Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild and was a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. Additional survivors include three sisters, Alma Conley of Staffordsville, Gracie Preston of Ohio, Dora Alice Henson of Lexington and four brothers, Espie Fairchild and Arthur Fairchild, both of Lexington and Son Fairchild and Walter Fairchild, both of Paintsville. Services were held Tuesday, October 23, in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

  
PLUMMER, Edith M. (Williamson)
1894-1973
Edith M. Plummer of Louisa and formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, October 9, at the age of 79. The daughter of the late Elijah and May Wells Williamson, she was born at Boonscamp on July 15, 1894. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Plummer in 1961. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Frieda Davis of Forsythe, MO, Mrs. Glada Jarrel of Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Lydia Webb of Ft. Gay, WV, seven sons, Bradford Plummer and Howard Plummer of Huntington, Deward Plummer of Jeffersonville, IN, Barnard Plummer, Millard Plummer and Edward Plummer of Ft. Gay and Rufford Plummer of Tuscon, AZ, a brother, Aulden Williamson of Van Lear, 30 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, October 12, in the Chapel of the Heston Funeral Home at Louisa with Reverend Rue R. Cavins officiating. Burial was in the Offutt Cemetery at Offutt with arrangements under the direction of the Heston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1973

  
POWELL, Beatrice
1973
Services were conducted in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Friday, November 2, for Beatrice Powell, 79, of Salem, NY. She was the sister in law of Glen Powell, Sr., of Paintsville. Reverend Charles Milam officiated at the services with burial following in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1973

   
POWERS, Dan
1906-1973
Dan Powers, a retired miner and resident of Van Lear, died Friday, October 26, in a local hospital at the age of 67. The son of the late William G. and Cynthia Lene Collins Powers, he was born March 14, 1906 and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sibyl Blair Powers, two daughters, Mrs. June Marshall of Vandalia, OH and Mrs. Betty Overholser of Dayton, OH, two sons, Charles Powers of Van Lear and William Ray Powers of Grove City, OH; a brother, Weaver Powers of Dill City, OK, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston funeral Home on Monday, October 29, with Reverends Moses Kitchen and Lee Music, officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1973

  
SPEARS, Ernestine (Akers)
1954-1973
Ernestine (Tennie) Akers Spears, 19, of King Addition in Paintsville died enroute to the University of  Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after being struck by a truck in front of her home on Wednesday, October 10. The wife of Ross Spears, who survives, she was born February 22, 1954, was employed by American Standard Company, Inc. and was a member of the Church of Christ. Additional survivors include her parents, Denver and Lorene Short Akers, her father and mother in law, Ralph and Olive Eckles Spears, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gervin Short of Van Lear, three sisters, Mrs. Freda Spears and Mrs. Francis Cantrell of Van Lear, and Mrs. Phyllis Rose of Flat Gap and three brothers, John Thomas Akers of Jackson, Denver Akers, Jr., of Van Lear and Davis Akers stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. Services were held Saturday, October 13, at the First Baptist church in Paintsville with Reverend Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the Spears Cemetery at Paintsville. Serving as pallbearers were Larry VanHoose, Ronald Hayes, Jack Haley, Charles Houston, Eugene VanHoose and Raymond Hall. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1973

  
SPEARS, Nola (Ferguson)
1906-1973
Nola Spears Ferguson, 67, died Wednesday, October 3, after a brief illness. She was born August 13, 1906, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mintie V. Scalf Webb, and was a Freewill Baptist member. She was married to Heber Spears who died in 1950 and later to Noah Ferguson, also deceased. Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee Spears and Samuel Spears, both of East Point, a daughter Mary Belle Spears of East Point, two brothers, Elzie Webb of Auxier and Andrew Webb of Van Lear and two sisters, Luecrecie Clark of Paintsville and Nora Mae Rowland of Fairborn, OH. Services were held Sunday, October 6, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charlie Lemaster and Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

  
SUBLETT, Beulah (Fitzpatrick)
1892-1973
Beulah Fitzpatrick Sublett, 81, a resident of Bristol, TN died at her home on Tuesday, October 16. Wife of the late Tandy Taylor Sublett, she was born at Leander on July 9, 1892, the daughter of the late Abraham and Mary Elizabeth Rice Fitzpatrick. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving is a son, Carl C. Sublett of Knoxville, TN, two sisters, Miss Rusha Fitzpatrick of Bristol and Mrs. Bert Rivers of West Van Lear and two grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, October 20, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Richard Williams and Ed Young officiating. Burial was in the Sublett Family Cemetery at Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1973

  
VANHOOSE, Lula (Patrick)
1900-1973
Services were held Sunday, October 7, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Lula VanHoose, 72, of Paintsville who died Friday, October 4, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Johnson and Polly Adams Patrick, she was born December 19, 1900, and was a member of the Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. VanHoose in 1966. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Evelyn Teater of Paintsville, three sisters, Mary June Stapleton of Tutor Key, Malissa Picklesimer of Nippa and Sarah Thompson of Dayton, OH, one granddaughter, and one great granddaughter. Reverend Timothy Johnson officiated at the services with interment following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

  
VAUGHN, Clyde
1910-1973
Clyde Vaughn, 53, died Friday, Oct 5, of an apparent heart attack at his home at Staffordsville. Born Nov 9, 1910, he was the son of the late Harry and Fanny Perry Vaughn. Surviving are his wife, Ruthie Meade Vaughn and Garland Vaughn of Prestonsburg and Tom Vaughn of Cincinnati, OH and three step grandchildren. Services were held Monday, Oct 8, in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church with Reverends John Frank Ratliff, Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Steve Branham officiating. Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973

  
WEBB, Mary Elizabeth (Hughes)
1894-1973
Mary Elizabeth Webb, 79, of Van Lear died Sunday, Oct 7, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Samuel and Evelyn Conley Hughes, she was born May 15, 1894 and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Webb, in 1939. Survivors include one son, Laud Webb of Jenkins and  a sister, Aurina Cox of Louisa. Services were held Wednesday, Oct 10, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Cline Salyer and W. E. Davis officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1973



NOVEMBER - 1973



  
  
BLANTON, Betty Jo (Music)
1931-1973
Mrs. Betty Jo Music Blanton, 42, of Bradenton Beach, FL and formerly of Johnson County, died suddenly Thursday, November 22. born April 30, 1931, at Win, she was the  daughter of the late Prentice Bayes and Vertrice Cochran Bayes, who survives. Also surviving are her husband, Patrick Blanton, a daughter at home, Patricia Lynn Blanton, four brothers, Arthur Bayes of Jamestown, OH, James Bayes of Oil Springs, Glocus Bayes of Hamilton, OH and Clyde Bayes of Paintsville and a sister, Katheryn Bayes of Battle Creek. Services were held Tuesday, November 27, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in the Bayes Cemetery at Oil Springs with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1973

   
BUTLER, Golda (Bailey)
1902-1973
Golda Butler, 71, of Paintsville succumbed Friday, November 16, at her home after an illness of several months. The daughter of Charlie M. and Rissa Hill Bailey, she was born at Flat Gap on October 1902. She was residing on Highland Avenue in Paintsville at the time of her death. She was a member of the First Church of God. Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband, Thomas Butler, and two sons, Dr. James E. Butler of Lexington and Captain David L. Butler with the Air Force at Hampton, VA, 12 grandchildren. A brother, Wallace Bailey lives at Keaton and a sister, Mrs. Henry Fyffe, lives in Wheelersburg, OH. Services were held on Sunday, November 18, at the First Church of God in Paintsville with Rev. Tommy Reynolds and Rev. Willard Wilcox officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
CASTLE, Dewey
1920-1973
Dewey Castle, 53, died suddenly on Thursday, November 8. Born May 4, 1920, he was the son of the late Joe and Nora Robinson Castle. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Marie Patrick of Flatwoods and Mrs. Arizona Patrick of Chelsea, MI and five brothers, Joe Castle, Jr. of Pikeville, Gaylord Castle of Paintsville, Curtis Castle of Twilight, WV, Howard Castle of Prestonsburg, and James H. Castle of Columbus, OH. Reverend Scott Castle conducted funeral services on Sunday, November 11 in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

   
CASTLE, Elro
1905-1973
Elro Castle, 68, of Lowmansville, died Sunday, November 11, in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born August 3, 1905, at Lowmansville, he was the son of the late John and Hester Athington Castle. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Monnie Borders Castle. Surviving is his second wife, Mrs. Pearlie Castle of Lowmasnville, five sons, Hershel, Eugene, Billy, Darrel and John Castle, all of Lowmansville, four brothers, Edgar of Sitka, Mitchell and Hershel, both of Lowmansville, and Ritchell Castle of South Vienna, OH, and three sisters, Eva Murray of Ohio, Oakie Burton of Sitka, and Dorothy of Ulysses and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, November 14 at the Lowmansville United Baptist Church by Reverend Nim Sturgill, Reverend Ervin Preston and Reverend Virgil Howard. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Donnie Branham, Richard Murray, Bobby Lee Castle, Arlie Gene Castle, Danny Castle and Johnnie Castle serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
COTTLE, Ben F.
1903-1973
Ben F. Cottle, 70, of Paintsville died Thursday, November 8 in a Huntington, WV hospital following an extended illness. Born September 13, 1903, he was the son of the late Tom and Elizabeth Burkhart Cottle. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Estep Cottle, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Perry and Mrs. Bell Pratt of Frenchburg, and Mrs. Minnie Roberts of Middletown, OH; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Services were conducted Sunday, November 11 in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Cottle Cemetery at Cottle, KY, with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

   
DUTTON, Ora
1901-1973
Ora Dutton, 72, of Boons Camp, died Sunday, November 18 after an extended illness. Born March 31, 1901, he was the son of the late William and Julia Castle Dutton and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Buna Mollette Dutton, three brothers, Kas Dutton of Hatfield, George Dutton of Wickfield, OH, and Bill Dutton, Jr., of Chataroy, OH, and a sister, Malissa Priece of Tomahawk. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, in the Little Friendship United Baptist church with burial following in the Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
GOBLE, Jerry
1891-1973
Jerry Goble, 82, of Denver died at his home Friday, November 2, after an extended illness. The son of the late George and Clarinda Music Goble, he was born on January 8, 1891. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dora Goble, a daughter, Mrs. Opal Goble of Auxier; a son, Romie Goble of Jamestown, OH, two step daughters, Iva Joy Ratliff and Mary Mae Gore, both of Columbus, OH; two step sons, Richard Thomas and Clyde Horne, Jr., both of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Georgie Goble of Auxier and Obelie Goble of Jamestown, OH; three brothers, Martin Goble of Hillsboro, OH, Sherd Goble of Van Lear and John Goble of Auxier; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, November 4, in the Liberty Baptist church at Denver with Reverends Scott Castle and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Denver with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1973

   
GULLETT, John
1921-1973
John Gullett, 52, of Thealka, died Sunday, November 11 in a Huntington, WV hospital following an extended illness. The son of the late Wiley (Bud) Gullett and Dora Owens, he was born May 10, 1921 and was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Nelson Gullett; two step sons, John Trimble of Washington and Harold Trimble, presently serving with the U. S. Army and two sisters, Jewell Smith of Ashland and Virginia Jacobs of Warren, MI. Services were held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 13, with Reverends Bruce Gullett and Willie Issac officiating. Burial was in the Jelico Cemetery at Flat Fork with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

  
HALL, Guyinieth Louise (Ross)
1949-1973
Guyinieth Louise Hall, 24, of Blaine, died Monday, November 12, of injuries received when she attempted to rescue her pre-school age son from a moving tractor. Sources related that the youth inadvertently started the machine and Mrs. Hall was attempting to get him off when she was run over. The wife of Bruce Hall of Blaine, she was born June 5, 1949, the daughter of Edmund, Jr., and Lenore Thompson Ross. Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Robert Stacy, at home, two brothers, Roger Ross and Edmund Ross, of Blaine and four sisters, Mary J. Garland of Barboursville and Nora J. Ross, Anna M. Ross and Linda P. Ross, all of Blaine. Services were held in the Old Hood United Baptist Church on Thursday, November 15, with Reverend Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Church Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
HALL, Lucy (Wells)
1887-1973
Lucy Hall, 86, of Paintsville died Tuesday, November 13, in a local hospital. Born September 30, 1887, the daughter of the late David C. and Julia Katherine Perry Wells, she was affiliated with the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo (Lon) Hall on March 29, 1930.  Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Ward and Imagene Fraley, both of Paintsville, 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Services were conducted on Friday, November 16, at the Meally Church of Christ with Reverend J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery at Paintsville with Doug Hall, Bobby Hall, Tommy Hall, Bill Jim Hall, Gary Meade and Mike Castle serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
HAMPTON, Daisy (McKenzie)
1901-1973
Daisy McKenzie Hampton, 72, of Route 3, Plain City, OH, and formerly of Johnson County, died at 6 a.m. Saturday, November 10, in Memorial Hospital in Marysville, OH following a brief illness. Mrs. Hampton was born February 22, 1901, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Asbury and Cora Ward McKenzie. She was married to John Hampton on July 5, 1919 and to this union was born four daughters, Mrs. Eulah Castle of Ashtabula, OH, Mrs. Mabel Young and Mrs. Curtis Daniel, both of Plain City and Mrs. Ruth Castle of Catlettsburg. She leaves to mourn her passing, not only her children and husband, but also two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Slone of Paintsville and Mrs. Roy Daniels of Sitka; one brother, Richard McKenzie of Ashland, 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church, where she was a member for many years, by Ervin Preston and Arnold Reed. Burial was in the McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home of Catlettsburg. The family has lost a wonderful mother, the church a faithful member. If the pattern of her life is followed, they will meet her where God will wipe away all tears. We have lost here on earth, but God has surely gained another angel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1973

   
KING, Martha (Castle)
1893-1973
Martha King, 80, of Van Lear died Saturday, November 10, in a local hospital following an illness of several months. The daughter of Chilt and Leander Bell Curtis Castle, she was born September 29, 1893, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married to the late Jim King who preceded her in death on December 30, 1968. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eva Lee Trimble of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Malta Delong of Plain City, OH, Mrs. Louise Kretser of Van Lear; three sons, William Edward King of Wabash, IN, Estill Jay King of Van Lear and Wallace Woodrow King of Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde M. Castle of Red Bush and Mrs. Mary Marby of Ault; five brothers, Wayne Castle of Ashland, John Castle of Red Bush, Jay Ola Castle of Staffordsville, Ray Castle of Jacksonville, FL and Lundy Castle of Conowingo, MD; 33 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Services were conducted on Monday, November 12, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends J. H. Burton, O. I. Williams, and C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Club House Hill Cemetery at Van Lear with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

   
LEWIS, Laura (Crum)
1925-1973
Laura Lewis, 48, died Thursday, November 8, in a local hospital. The daughter of the late Bill Crum and Sona Castle Crum, she was born at Van Lear on July 31, 1925 and had resided at Boonscamp for the past nine years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving in addition to her mother, is her husband, Fontaine Lewis, a daughter, Mrs. Christine Price of Boonscamp; two sons, William Phillip Lewis and Stephen Fontaine Lewis, both of Boonscamp; three sisters, Venda Daniels and Opal Walters, both of Boonscamp, and Virgie Mae Merrick of Somerset. Services were held Sunday, November 11 in the Boonscamp Freewill Baptist church with Reverends Otis Bowling and Bill Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Lewis Cemetery at Boonscamp with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

   
MAHAN, Earl
1901-1973
Earl Mahan, 72, died Tuesday, November 6, at his Van Lear residence. The son of the late Ben F. and Mollie Meade Mahan, he was born February 12, 1901, and was employed as a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Collins Mahan, a daughter, Mary Evelyn Rice of Warren, MI, a step daughter, Dimple Howard of Springfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. Raleigh Nickell of Ashland; a brother, Charlie Mahan also of Ashland and seven grandchildren. Services were held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Friday, November 8, with Reverend J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the Mahan Family Cemetery at Oil Springs with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

   
MOORE, Cora (Blevins)
1891-1973
Cora Moore, 82, died at her home at Thealka on Thursday, November 8, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Jim and Jane Bowens Blevins, she was born at Offutt on September 15, 1891 and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Moore, on July 14, 1952. Surviving are one son, Hershell Miller, of Ashland; a sister, Tillie Daniels of Columbus; two brothers, Ransom Blevins of Jacksonville, FL and Levi Blevins of London, OH. Services were held in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11, with Reverends Don Fraley and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Thealka Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

  
NELSON, Edward Otto
1903-1973
Edward Otto Nelson, 70, of Phoenix, AZ, died Wednesday, November 14, after an extended illness. The son of Stewart and Liza Nelson, he was born August 12, 1903, in Chapmanville, WV, and was a 45 year member of the Masonic Lodge Zebulon No. 273 F & AM in Prestonsburg. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Cincinnati, OH. Nelson was the Ford service manager for White Motor Company for several years and was associated with various other garages in the area from 1937 to 1954. Since the loss of his wife in 1971, he had made his home with his daughter and son in law, James F. and Mary Lou Burton in Phoenix. Another daughter, Betty and son in law, R. E. Austin also reside in Phoenix. All are former Paintsville residents. Also surviving are a daughter, Marjorie of Chesapeake, OH, a son, Charles of Downey, CA, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother, W. H. Nelson of Ashland, and a sister, Myrna Webb of Phoenix. Services were held at Grimshaw Bethany Chapel with Elder Cecil Preston, formerly of Paintsville officiating. Interment was at Resthaven Park Cemetery with Masonic honors. Paul Auxier, formerly of Paintsville, serves as one of the pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1973

  
PRICE, Claude C.
1898-1973
Claude C. Price, 75, of Paintsville died Friday, November 30, after a brief illness. Born January 24, 1898, in West Virginia, he was affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louanna Brooks Price and a son, Dale Price. Reverend Bruce Daniels officiated at services held Sunday, December 2, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1973

   
SLONE, Jackie
1945-1973
Services were held Monday, November 19, for Jackie Howard Slone, 28, of Sitka, who was fatally injured in an accident, Friday, November 16. Born in Ashland in January 1945, he was the son of George and Sylvia Slone of Sitka. He was employed as a lineman for Big Sandy RECC. A member of the United Baptist Church, he also was active in Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616. Survivors, in addition, to his parents, are his wife, Mary Estep Slone, a son, Christopher and two daughters, Valerie and Dana Renee, at home. Also surviving are a brother, Graden Slone, and two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Davis and Mrs. Pamela O’Bryan, all of Sitka. J. T. Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiated at services in the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap, and Masonic rites were performed at the Slone family cemetery at Sitka. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
SPENCER, Cyrus
1890-1973
Cyrus Spencer, 83, of East Point succumbed at this home on Monday, November 26, following  an illness of several months. Born in May 26, 1890, the late Jasper and Manda Blanton Spencer, he was a retired miner and affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dosha Marshall Spencer, four sons, Bruce of East Point, Henry of Powell, OH, Thomas of West Jefferson, OH and Jasper of Tiffin, OH, six daughters, Mrs. Faye May of Mathense, WV, Mrs. Rebecca Hitchcock of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Amanda Collins of Nippa, and Mrs. Cynthia Hayden, Mrs. Rushie Branham and Mrs. Shirley George, all of Columbus, OH, three brothers, Lindsey Spencer of Paintsville, Otto Spencer of East Point, and Grady Spencer of McDermitt, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Alka Whitaker, Mrs. Stella Tackett, and Mrs. Dyalphin Watson, all of McDermitt and Mrs. Ethel Riffe of Lynx, OH, 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 29 at the Freewill Baptist church at Whitaker with Reverends Lowell Pelphrey and Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1973

   
STAMBAUGH, Effie Lee (Castle)
1904-1973
Effie Lee Stambaugh, 69, of Turner Branch near Paintsville, died Wednesday, November 7 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident at the intersection of Route 23 and 460 at Turner Branch on Tuesday, November 6. a retired school teacher, she was born June 29, 1904, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Kate Robinson Castle. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. She is survived by her husband, G. C. Stambaugh, two daughters, Mrs. Alberta Sturgill of Paintsville and Mrs. Avonell VanHoose of Tutor Key; three sons, Martin L. Stambaugh of Marion, OH, John W. Stambaugh of Fairborn, OH, and Gar C. Stambaugh of Dayton, OH; a brother, Arthur Castle of Turner Branch and six grandchildren. Reverends C. C. Hall, Ace Marshall and the Homegate Quartet officiated at the services held on Saturday, November 10, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lonnie Castle Cemetery at Turner Branch. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Davis, Donnie Davis, Robert Neal Stambaugh, R. C. Stambaugh, Johnny Ramey, Harkless O’Bryant, Jessie Moore and Woodrow Wilson. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

  
STAMBAUGH, Mildred Pauline (Cantrell)
1920-1973
Mildred Pauline Stambaugh, 53, of Hager Hill died Monday, November 26. The daughter of the late Henry Cantrell and Mrs. Minnie Fairchilds Cantrell, who survives, she was born June 29, 1920 in Johnson County. The wife of William Stambaugh, she was a member of the Church of Christ and the Eastern Star at Van Lear and White Shrine 431. Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are a son, Fredrick Eugene Stambaugh of Columbus, OH, two brothers, James E. Cantrell of Williamson, WV and Henry Cantrell of Hager Hill; two sisters Irene Fitch and Garnett Ferguson, both of Hager Hill; and two grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, November 29, in the West Van Lear Church of Christ with Reverend Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1973

   
STANAFORD, Elijah
1891-1973
Elijah Stanaford, 82, died Friday, November 9, in a local hospital following an extended illness. The son of the late Zachariah and Rachel Arrowood  Stanaford, he was born on February 7, 1891 and was a resident of Boonscamp. He is survived by his wife, Stella Ward Stanaford; three daughters, Mrs. Allen Walters of Boons Camp, Mrs. Cletus Pansing of Kettering, OH and Mrs. Lloyd Williams of Williamsport; three sons, Elijah Stanaford, Jr., of Youngstown, OH, Frank Stanaford and Chester Stanaford both of Kettering, a brother Enoch Stanaford of Boons Camp; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services were held on Monday, November 12, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Family cemetery at Boonscamp with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

  
TURNER, Virgie (Conley)
1888-1973
Mrs. Virgie Conley Turner, 85, of Turner Branch near Paintsville, died at her home on Tuesday, November 6, after an extended illness. The wife of Ray Turner, who survives, she was born September 7, 1888, the daughter of the late James H. and Ellen Rice Conley. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Additional survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Compton of Paintsville, one son, Dr. John W. Turner of Paintsville, seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Services were held in the United Baptist Church in Paintsville on Friday, November 9, with Reverends O. I. Williams, Florida Lyons and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1973

  
WHITED, Earl
1929-1973
Earl Whited of Burlington, NC and formerly of Johnson County, died in a Burlington hospital, Wednesday, November 14 after an extended illness. The 43 year old Whited was the son of the late Guy E. and Malta Ratliff Whited and was born December 7, 1929. Surviving are two brothers, John P. Whited of Mebane, NC and Guy E. Whited, Jr. of Burlington. Services were held Friday, November 16, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville, under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973

   
WILLIAMS, Bertha (Williams)
1915-1973
Bertha Williams, 58, of Red Bush, died November 13, at the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Milt and Minnie Bond Williams, she was born in Johnson County in August 1915. Survivors include her husband, Willis Williams, a son, James of Ironton, OH, a daughter Rosella Williams, of Red Bush, and five grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Shelby Williams of Paintsville and Critt Williams of Ashland. Services were held Thursday, November 15, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Lonza Reed, Emerson Collier and Willard Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Red Bush. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1973


   
DECEMBER - 1973

  
 
 
BLAIR, Hager
1914-1974
Hager Blair, 59, died of an apparent heart attack in a Columbus, OH hospital, Sunday, December 30. Born in Johnson County on July 14, 1914, he was the son of the late Walter Blair and Mrs. Margaret Blair. He had lived in Columbus for the past 19 years where he was employed by the Kinnear Corp. He is survived by his mother; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Woods of Marysville, OH; one granddaughter; 3 brothers, Hargie Blair of Lucasville, OH and Dennis and James Blair both of Barnetts Creek. Services were held in the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs on Tuesday, January 1 with Revs. James H. Blair, Francis Blair, and Wayne Blair officiating.  Burial was in Rice Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974.

   
CASTLE, Herbert
1888-1974
Herbert Castle, 86, of Paintsville, died Thursday, December 27 in a local hospital after an extended illness. A retired miner he was born in Johnson County on April 23, 1888, the son of the late Lonzo and Martha Dixon Castle. He was preceded in death by wife, Julia Stambaugh Castle on May 5, 1963.  Surviving are 4 daughters, Minnie Pack of Thealka, Lorena Cantrell and Ruth Cantaberry of Marion, OH and Betty Louise pack of Esparto, ca; 4 sons, Herbert Castle Jr. of Paintsville, and Edward Castle, James Castle, and Billy Ray Castle all of Springfield, OH; 2 sisters, Ethel Osborne of Wittensville and Dixie Boyd of Ashland; 5 brothers, Sullivan Castle of Urbana, OH, Ken Castle of Springfield and Roy Castle, Corbit Castle and Bill Castle all of Wittensville; 22 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, December 30 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

   
CANTRELL, Patsy (Green)
1945-1973
Services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Thursday, January 10 for Patsy Lorraine Cantrell of Red Bush who died suddenly on December 10, 1973. She was born November 17, 1945, the daughter of Charles and Belle Salyers Green who survives. Additional survivors include her husband, Earl Raymond Cantrell, two daughters, Judy Marie and Angela Mae, and one son, Ricky, all of Red Bush. She is also survived by four sisters, Margaret Preston of Springfield, OH, Golda Castle of Lowmansville, Garnett Swan of Louisa, and Joyce Mills of Piketon, OH, and five brothers, Alpha, of Columbus, Danny of Springfield, Charles, James and Bobby Green all of Lowmansville. Rev. O. I. Williams officiated at services with burial following in Green Cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1974 Retired miner Dan Cantrell, 80, of Hager Hill died Monday, January 21 at Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born at Wise, VA, in September 1895, he was the son of Alex and Phoebe Mullins Cantrell. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Mullins Cantrell. Survivors include three sons, Billy J. Cantrell of Van Lear, Avia Cantrell of West Van Lear, Gene Cantrell of Hager Hill, and four daughters, Mrs. Esther McCoy of Goodle, Mrs. June Moma of Blue Mount, IL, Mrs. Patricia Stambaugh of Logan, WV, and Mrs. Patsy Harris of Hager Hill. Three brothers and two sisters also survive as do sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 23, with Rev. Lowell Pelphrey and Rev. Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the Music-Hyden Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1974

    
DANIEL, Eunice Peggy
1892-1973
Eunice Peggy Daniel, 81, of Paintsville, died Sunday, December 15, in a local hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on December 2, 1892, the daughter of the late George C. and Minnie Rice Conley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Daniel. Surviving are a step daughter, Mrs. Roger Byrd of Riverston, NJ, five nieces, Eunice Johnson, Jean Faulkner, Ann Murray, Maxine Blanton and Margie Ratliff and a sister, Myrl Dallas of Paintsville. Services were held Tuesday, December 18, in the Pentecostal Church of Christ with Reverend Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1973

   
FRAZIER, Sile
1910-1974
Sile Frazier, a Flat Gap farmer died Tuesday, December 18 at the age of 63. Born November 10, 1910, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vadna Estep Frazier, two sons, James O. Frazier of Flat Gap and Arnold D. Frazier of Columbus, OH, three sisters, Madge Oliver of Catawha, OH, and Dixie Williams of Lucasville, OH and Mattie Salyers of Flat Gap, two brothers, Zollie Frazier of Flat Gap and Thomas Frazier of Enon, OH and one grandchild. Services were held Thursday, December 20, in the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Harold Salyers and John Fred Ramey officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Flat Gap with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

   
HAGER, Charles H.
1904-1973
East Point resident Charles H. Hager, died in a local hospital on Saturday, December 1, at the age of 69. Born to the late Calvin C. and Josephine Elkins Hager on January 19, 1904, he was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ann Conley of Toledo, OH, and a brother, Harry Hager of East Point. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, December 3, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Reverend Moses Kitchen. Burial was in the Hager Family Cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1973

   
HATFIELD, William
1895-1973
William (Bill) Hatfield, 78, of Ashland, died Saturday, December 1, at his residence following a sudden illness. Born March 23, 1895 at Lowmansville, he was the son of the late Robert and Alice Johnson Hatfield and was a retired barber and a resident of Ashland for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Clarence Fields Post 76 and a veteran of World War I, serving with the U. S. Army. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cora Larimore of Belleville, OH and Lyda Deboard of West Jefferson, OH and three brothers, Jay Hatfield of Circleville, OH, and Clyde and Vernon Hatfield, both of Mount Vernon, OH. Funeral services were conducted at the Miller Funeral Home in Ashland on Tues, December 4, with burial following in the Ashland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1973

    
LEMASTER, Everett
1900-1974
Everett Lemaster, a retired oil field worker passed away on Thursday, December 27 after an extended illness.  Born April 6, 1900 he was the son of the late Brice and Mary VanHoose LeMaster. He had resided at Manilla all his life and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mollie McCarty LeMaster; 2 sons, Eugene LeMaster of Catlettsburg and Everett LeMaster, Jr of Williamsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ellen McCarty of Manila and Mrs. Moncie Blair of Jackson, OH; 2 brothers, Ernest LeMaster of Waverly, OH and Thurman LeMaster of Chester, PA; a half brother, John Reed of Flat Gap; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.  Services were held Sunday, December 30 in the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Revs. J T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, Buell Ferguson, and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in McCarty cemetery at Manila under the arrangements of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

    
LILLY, Earley
1915-1974
Earley Lilly, 58, died Saturday, December 29, in a Lexington hospital, following an extended illness. A miner, he was born at East Point on August 8, 1915, the son of the late Marion and Exer Johnson Lilly. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a resident of Meally at the time of his demise. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Fitch Lilly; a daughter, Lorraine Reed of Columbus, OH, a brother, Marion Lilly, Jr., of East Point, and a sister Ellen Branscum of Cincinnati, OH. Rev. J. H. Short officiated at services held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Monday, December 31. Burial was in  the Lilly Cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

  
MEDLEY, Benjamin Ova
1895-1974
Benjamn Ova Medley, a Flat Gap resident succumbed to a lengthy illness on Monday, December 31 at the age of 78. Born June 19, 1895, he was the son of the late Will and Lucy Conley Medley and was retired from employment with the Penn Central Railroad. His wife, Phoebe had preceded him in death. Surviving are a step daughter, Louise Warner, two brothers, Dave Medley of Worthington and Wallace Medley of Portsmouth, OH, a neplhew Othie Sparks and five step grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, January 3 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Revs. Homer Evans, Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

   
PRESTON, Charles Donald
1930-1974
Charles Donald Preston, 43, of Paintsville, succumbed Dec 27 in a Louisville hospital after an illness of several months. He was a funeral director and embalmer, and was the owner of the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. The son of Charles E. and Lesta Preston, he was born Oct 17, 1930 at Meally. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Rudelle Lyon Preston; three sons, Charles, Chris and Phillip, at home, and two daughters, Jessica and Celesta, both students at the University of Kentucky. Also surviving are a brother, Ray E. Preston, of Paintsville, and a sister, Hermalee Sammons of Ann Arbor, MI. Services were held Sunday, Dec 30, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Pallbearers included Bobby Hall, Jerry Simpson, Clyde Slone, Ray Preston, II, James Scott Preston, Rick Preston, Larry Roger Sammons, Lee VanHoose, Paul Fyffe, John Daniels, John Pelphrey, Edd Preston, Gene Hall, Gene Irwin, John Johnson, Doug Butcher and Frank Fletcher. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 2, 1974

    
PRESTON, Franklin
1892-1973
Franklin Preston, 81, of West Van Lear, succumbed to an extended illness in a Lexington hospital on Sunday, December 9. A veteran of World War I, he was the son of the late Harrison and Lydia Pack Preston and was born May 30, 1892, in Lawrence County. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Georgia Spradlin of West Jefferson, OH and Vneeina Childers of Richardson; a son, James A. Preston of Huntington, IN; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, December 13, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Earl Meade and Elsie Banks officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1973

   
REED, Milburn Gene
1973
Milburn Gene Reed, infant son of William Howard and Virgie Carol Davis Reed of Elna, died Saturday, December 1, after a brief illness. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Glenna Marie and Lenna Sue and a brother, Ronnie Howard, all of Elna. Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Davis and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Reed. Services were conducted on Monday, December 3 at the Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and O. W. Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the McCarty Cemetery at Oil Springs with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1973

   
ROYSE, Katheryn (Daniel)
1973
Katheryn Daniel Royse, a Paintsville native, died in a Louisville Hospital on Wednesday, Dec 26, at the age of 49. She was the daughter of Dr. David Harmond and Elizabeth Perry Daniel. She is survived by her husband, Allie Royse; two sons, David Royse of Louisville and Stephen Royse of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Sampselle of Kenton, OH and Mrs. Ann Saxton of Louisville and two brothers, D. H. Daniel, Jr and M. C. Daniel, both of Louisville. Services were held in Ricketts Funeral Home of Eminence on Friday, Dec 28 with Rev. Martin Purser of the Eminence Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery with Eminence residents, Frank Black, Tom Newman, Earl Martin, Charles M. Howse, Lester Reeves and Hab Allen serving as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

    
SALYER, Bethana (Cantrell)
1883-1973
Bethana (Aunt Sis) Salyer died at her home Sunday, December 9, after an extended illness. Born April 20, 1883, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Hulda Dulin Cantrell and had lived at Fuget for most of her life. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brackon Salyer, over 41 years ago. Surviving are a son, Kenel Salyer, a step son, James Henry Salyer, both of Fuget, three half-brothers, Sam Cantrell of Russell, Harvey Cantrell of Greenup and Clinton Cantrell of Bradshaw, WV, three half sisters, Julia Fyffe of Mine Fork, Prudie Wright of Dingus and Polly Cantrell of Greenup and 12 step grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, December 11, in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Reverends Edward Salyer, Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniel, Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery at Fuget with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1973

  
SALYER, George W.
1918-1973
George W. Salyer, 55, a resident of Kinnard, OH, died at his home on Sunday, December 16, after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County on June 27, 1918, and was the son of the late Harvey and Ada Coldiron Salyer. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed by Grimes Manufacturing Company of Urbana, OH. Surviving are his step-mohter, Mrs. Vertrice Salyer Tomblin of Urbana, four sisters, Gladys Riggs of Chillicothe, OH, Loretta Patrick of Barnetts Creek, Allie Ward of Denver and Julia Ratliff of Kennard, and five brothers, Hershell Salyer of Wheelersburg, OH, Shafter Salyer of Staffordsville, Burlin Salyer of Barnetts Creek, Harvey Salyer, Jr., and Prentis Salyer, both of Bellefontaine, OH. Services were held Wednesday, December 19, in the Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander with Reverends Wayne Blair and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 26, 1973

    
SPRADLIN, Ray
1920-1973
Ray Spradlin, 53, died in Willard, OH, Monday, Dec 31 after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County on Oct 21, 1920 and was the son of Elzie Spradlin and the late Rosa Spencer Spradlin. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Lucille Preston Spradlin; two daughters, Brenda Boyd of Williamsport and Shanna Dawson of Danville; a sister, Irene Meek of Thealka and two grandchildren. Services were conducted by Rev. Don Fraley in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan 2 with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

    
STAMBAUGH, Elizabeth
1916-1974
Elizabeth Stambaugh, a Paintsville resident and member of the First Christian Church succumbed to an extended illness at a local hospital on Wednesday, December 19. Born October 20, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Janie Lafferty Grey.  She is survived by her husband, James R. Stambaugh; 3 sisters, Josephine Frazier of Allen, Alice Lafferty of Slone and Martha Bradley of Auburn, IN; 2 brothers, George Grey of Water Gap and Jackie Grey of Walbridge, OH. Services were held Saturday, December 22 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 2, 1974.

   
STAMBAUGH, James Winston
1909-1973
James Winston Stambaugh of Stambaugh succumbed to a short illness on December 3 and died in a local hospital at the age of 64. Born in Johnson County, on april 30, 1909, he was the son of the late William and Mary Alafair Caudill Stambaugh. He was a retired miner and a member of the First Church of Christ. Surviving are four sons, Paul Stambaugh of Springfield, OH, Howard Stambaugh, of Nippa and Theodore and William A. Stambaugh, both of Springfield, a brother, Ben Stambaugh of Stambaugh; a sister, Sarah Stambaugh of Carey, OH; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were conducted on Thursday, December 6, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by the Reverend Bill Ford. Burial was in the Stambaugh Family Cemetery at Stambaugh with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1973


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