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JANUARY - 1975


   
  
ADKINS, Ilda 
1911-1975
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Friday, January 31, for Mrs. Ilda Adkins who died January 28 at her home on Frank Street. Born May 7, 1911, Mrs. Adkins was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Adkins on December 26, 1961. Surviving are two sons, Jerry Adkins of Copperscave, TX and George Adkins of T. Dicks, NJ; four daughters, Vivian Pelphrey of Tutor Key and Gwen Turney, Faye Rice, and Lillie M. Adkins, all of Paintsville and 7 grandchildren. Rev. J. H. Short officiated at the funeral services with interment following in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1975

    
ARNETT, Ethel (Montgomery)
1908-1975
Ethel Arnett, wife of Tom Arnett, died in a Lexington hospital last Thursday, January 21, following  an extended illness. The daughter of the late Ben and Eunice Conley Montgomery, she was born February 9, 1908, and was a resident of Paintsville. Mrs. Arnett was a member of the Church of God. Surviving, in addition, to her husband are two brothers, Ed Miller and Ray Coaliron, both of West Virginia. Funeral services for Mrs. Arnett were held Saturday, January 25, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial following in the Town cemetery in Paintsville. Reverends Charles Stapleton and Kenny Pelphrey officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

   
AUXIER, James K Polk
1902-1975
Retired miner James K. Polk Auxier, 72, of Hager Hill, died Wednesday, January 29, after a short illness. A native of Johnson County, he was born in February, 1902, the son of F. L. and Levada Music Auxier. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Verna Wells Auxier, two sons, James Robert Auxier, and Richard D. Auxier, both of Findlay, OH, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bowling of Mansfield, OH.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Harris of Sioux Falls, SD, Mrs. Sally Preston of Van Lear and Mrs. Lorraine Colvin of Dunham. Seven grandchildren and a great grandchild. Rev. J. W. Holcomb officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1. Burial was in Family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1975

  
BAILEY, Grace (Rice)
1899-1975
Mrs. Grace Rice Bailey, formerly of Sitka and a resident of Mansfield, OH, for the past 14 years, died in Mansfield, Saturday, January 25, at the age of 75. The daughter of the late Charles and Sola May Rice, she was born November 3, 1899, and was a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bunyon N. Bailey, on December 4, 1966. Surviving are three sons, Charles, James and Gerald, all of Mansfield, four daughters, Jean Ratliff, Ruth Ratliff, and Ann Lee Call, all of Mansfield, and Avinell Crowell of Daytona Beach, FL and one sister, Mrs. Alma Daniel of Sitka, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Bailey were held Tuesday, January 28, in the Wappner Funeral Home in Mansfield with interment following in the Mansfield Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

   
BAILEY, Hirst
1901-1975
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, January 29, for Hirst Bailey who died Sunday at the age of 73. A retired miner and member of the Freewill Baptist church, he was the son of the late Thurman and Martha Evans Bailey, born July 31, 1901. Surviving are his wife, Malta Hall Bailey; five sons, Wallace (Wassie) Bailey of Paintsville, Fred Bailey, Dave Bailey, and Farrell Bailey, all of Ashland and Charles O. Bailey of Kenova, WV; one step son, Danny Davis of Stambaugh; six daughters,  Alice Jean Ring of Taylor, MI, Ponnie Prucnell and Jenny Lou Klug, both of St. Clair Shore, MI, Julia Faye Music and Beulah Alley of Ashland and Martha Johnson of Thelma; two stepdaughters, Pauline Pickle of Fuget and Deloris Slone of Lorraine, OH, a half brother, Billy Bailey, of Blaine, 29 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Reverends Tommy Reynolds and C. C. Hall officiated at the services held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

  
BLANTON, George Jr.
1923-1975
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 11 a.m. today, January 22 for George Blanton, Jr., a former member of Johnson County fiscal court and trial commissioner.  Blanton succumbed to a lengthy illness that forced his retirement as Johnson County trial commissioner last year. Born December 26, 1923, he was the son of George and Addie Prichard Blanton, Sr. and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Seagraves Blanton; 1 son, Harold Blanton of Delaware, OH; a brother, Sanford Blanton of Volga; 2 sisters, Sally Pelphrey of Volga and Addie Blanton of Oil Springs and 2 grandchildren. Reverends Eual McKenzie and Arnold Reed officiated at the services with burial was in family cemetery at Volga. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1975

   
BLANTON, Lois (Skaggs)
1933-1975
Mrs. Lois Blanton, 41, of Volga, died Friday morning, January 3, in the Paintsville Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Blanton was born November 26, 1933, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Leonard and Esta Lewis Skaggs. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Sanford Blanton; 2 step son, Billy Blanton of Columbus and Charles Blanton of Volga; 2 daughters, Berta Castle of Paintsville; Linda Fyffe of Flat Gap; 1 step daughter, Joan Blair of Oil Springs; 6 brothers, Curt, Lowell, Ken, Emery, Frank and Earl Skaggs and 5 sisters, Vicie Tackett, Margie Holbrook, Ruth Holbrook, Faye Holbrook and Joyce Rigsby. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Paula Keaton, Hager Kelly and Homer Evans as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
CANTRELL, Amon
1889-1975
Services were held Saturday, Feb 1, for Amon Cantrell, 85, of Volga, who died Wednesday, Jan 29 at a Lexington hospital. Mr. Cantrell was born April 10, 1889 in Magoffin County, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Williams Cantrell. His wife, Nora Whiteley Cantrell, preceded him in death May 18, 1974. Survivors include a son, Woody Cantrell of Keaton, and five daughters, Lizzie Hill of Relief, Irene Hill of Ashland, Goldie Cox of Waynesville, OH, Pauline Roe of Dayton, OH and Barbara Vanover of Brooksville, OH. Two brothers, Anon Cantrell of West Liberty and Mont Cantrell of Ophir, also survive, as do 37 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. Hager Kelly and Paul Keaton officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1975

    
CANTRELL, Loman
1893-1975
Loman Cantrell, 81, of Fuget, died at his home, Monday, January 6, following a four year illness.  The son of the late William and Phoeba McKenzie Cantrell, he was born in Johnson County on October 21, 1893. Surviving are his wife Lizzie Rowland Cantrell; 5 sons, Arthur and Orville of Fuget, William of Oil Springs, Loman, Jr of Columbus and Hubert of Lancaster; 4 daughters, Peggy Cantrell and Ellen Cantrell of Fuget, Francis McKenzie of Columbus, and Alka Stapleton of Franklin, OH; 1 brother, Edward Cantrell of Fuget; 19 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Cantrell will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Eual McKenzie and Scottie Williams officiating.   Burial was in family cemetery at Fuget, with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

  
CANTRELL, Ossie
1897-1975
Ossie Cantrell passed away Jan 16 at his home in Flint, MI. Born at Fuget, Jan 4,1897., he moved his family to Flint in Feb of 1945. Surviving are four sons, Ellis Cantrell of Burton City, MI, Elmer Cantrell of Alanson, MI, Jack Cantrell of Clio, MI and Robert Cantrell of Swartz Creek; two daughters, Edith Estep of Burton City, MI and Wilma Collins of Flint, MI; one brother, Olva Cantrell of Fuget; two sisters, Mausie McKenzie of Fuget and Ora Cantrell of Flint. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 12, 1975

   
CARPENTER, Norma (Ralph)
1884-1975
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Carpenter, 90, were held Monday, January 27 at the Pentecostal Church at Ballot, KY, with Rev. Melvin Blanton and Adam Marshall officiating. Burial followed it the family cemetery at Swamp Branch. Mrs. Carpenter died at her home at Swamp Branch January 24, following an extended illness. She was born in Magoffin County on January 5, 1884 but had lived at Swamp Branch most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Brice and Nancy Bailey Ralph and a member of the Pentecostal Church for fifty years. Surviving are her husband, Eli Carpenter; one son, Dudley Carpenter; Swamp Branch, one daughter, Gladys Lee, Newark, OH; and one sisters, Allie Calhoun of Florida. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

  
DAVIS, Inez (Preston)
1908-1975
Mrs. Inez Preston Davis, 66, died in the Paintsville Hospital, January 24, following an illness of one year. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Rose Stanley Preston, born in Johnson County on February 25, 1908. She was affiliated with the Untied Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.R. Davis, Jr., on February 15, 1968. Surviving are two brothers, Robert and Willard Preston, both of Paintsville, seven sisters, Nellie Elam, Lexington, Maude Jackson, Dallas, TX, Laura Schultz, Washington, PA, Alice Roberts, Paintsville, Estelle Porter, Elyria, OH, Julia Kawha, Somerset, PA, and Mary Roman, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 26, in the Chapel of the Paintsville funeral Home with Elders Buel Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

   
DAVIS, Johnnie
1905-1975
Johnnie Davis, 69, died January 22 at his home in Pandora, OH, following a three month illness. He was born in Johnson County October 11, 1905, the son of the late Dan and Mary Ann Webb Davis and had lived in Pandora for the past ten years. Surviving are his wife, Mattie Lemaster Davis, and three daughters, Mrs. Alcus Ward, Mt. Cory, OH; Mrs. John R. Pelphrey, Allen, KY, and Mrs. Joe Angeli, Cicero, IL. Also surviving are two brothers, Lindsey Davis, West Ben, KY, Darlie Davis, Magnolia, KY, one sisters, Mrs. Brooks Pelphrey of Manilla; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 25, at the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with Elders Harry Hughes, Francis Blair, Basil Blair, and Buel Ferguson officiating. Burial followed in the Davis cemetery at Manilla under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

   
DHEEL, Oscar
1908-1975
Oscar Dheel, 66, died Sunday, Jan 19, in a local hospital following a brief illness. A retired miner and Lowmansville resident, he was born Jun 18, 1908, the son of the late Charles and Augusta Kretzer Dheel. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Hewlett Dheel; nine sons, Charles, Paul and James of Lowmansville, Billy Ray of Ripman, OH, Samuel of Louisa, Rodney, Ernest, Ralph and Lawrence, all of Columbus; five daughters, Margarett Borders of Pikeville, Kathleene Workman of West Jefferson, OH, Ruth Ann Amburgy and Bonnie Sue Dheel both of Lowmansville and Mary Lemaster of Columbus and Hattie Chambers of Mt. Hope, WV. Funeral services for Mr. Dheel were held Tuesday, Jan 21, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with interment following in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1975

   
GULLETT, Christie
1899-1975
Christie Gullett, 75, of Win, died in a local hospital on Saturday, January 4 following a brief illness. Born December 10, 1899, Mr. Gullett had lived at Win for most of his life and was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alka Pennington Gullett, in December 1960. Surviving are three sons, Sonny Gullett and Billie Gullett both of Win and Charlie Gullett of West Liberty; two daughters, Armintie Jones of Ophir, KY and Edna Faye Wright of Win; one step son, Edgar Cantrell of Columbus, OH and one grandchild. Funeral services for Mr. Gullett were held Monday, January 6 in the Pendleton Church at Ophir with Reverends Lonnie Wright and Jesse Smith officiating. Burial was in the Pendleton Cemetery at Ophir with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
HAMILTON, Elizabeth
1893-1975
Elizabeth Hamilton, 81, of Keaton, died in a Morehead hospital on Friday, January 17, following an illness of several months. Born November 15, 1893, she was the daughter of Franklin Pierce and Miranda Lyons Hamilton. She lived at Keaton all her life and was never married. Surviving are three brothers, Brady Hamilton of Martha, Emery Hamilton of Keaton and Orville A. Hamilton of Thelma. Funeral services for Miss Hamilton were held Sunday, January 19, in the United Baptist Church at Keaton where she was a member with Revs. J. T. Bailey, Robie Ferguson, and Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery at Keaton with arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, January 22, 1975

   
HARRINGTON, W. J.
1909-1975
W. J. "Red" Harrington, 65, died in a Lorain, Oh hospital on Sunday, Jan 5. A native of Johnson County and former Paintsville resident, he was born June 29, 1909 the son of J. L. and Arminta Allen Harrington. For the past 24 years he had resided in Lorain where he was employed by the U. S. Steel Works. Surviving are his wife, Edna Earl Dixon Harrington; three sons, Paul Burns Harrington of Concord, CA, Clarence Ray Harrington and Phillip Harrington, both of Lorain; two daughters, Minnie Ellen Knot and Willa Jane Harrington, both of Lorain; 7 grandchildren; 4 brothers, R. B. Harrington of Paintsville, Martin Harrington of Ashland, J. G. Harrington of Clinton, TN, and Charles Harrington of Ashland and three sisters, Mrs. Gladys May of Pikeville and Mrs. Irene Childers and Mrs. Pauline Witten, both of Ashland. Funeral services for Mr. Harrington will be held Thursday Jan 9 in the First Christian Church in Paintsville where he was a member. Rev Tim Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
HOLBROOK, Paul
1928-1975
Paul Holbrook, 46, of Thelma, died Friday, January 10, after an extended illness. The son of Dewey and Elsie Blanton Holbrook, who survive, he was born June 8, 1928, and had resided at Thelma for most of his life. He was a member of the Thelma Sprotsman Club and the Thelma Development Club. Also surviving are his wife, Velcie Hylton  Holbrook; one daughter Paulette Wilson of Winifred; a grandson, David Clifford Wilson of Cleveland, OH; three sisters, Irene Katz of Sunbury, OH, Beulah Grandenetta of Columbus and Sue Patton of Paintsville and two brothers, Jack and Harry Holbrook both of Galion, OH. Funeral services held Sunday, January 12, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Elders Nim Sturgill, Charles Price, and C.J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1975

    
LEMASTER, Pheoba (Moore)
1891-1975
Mrs. Pheoba Lemaster, 83, passed away at her home at Win on January 25, following an extended illness. Mrs. Lemaster was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Moore. Born in Johnson county on June 27, 1891, she was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Owen and her second husband, John Lemaster. Surviving are three sons, Melvin Owen of Greenup, George Owen of Columbus, and Walter Lemaster of Columbus; a step son, Jeff Lemaster of Salyersville; five daughters, Bessie Damron, Chattaroy, WV, Minnie Bellew, Ashland, Dove Kimbleton, Waverly, OH, Verna Jenkins, Columbus, and Mary Jenkins of Win, KY, and four step daughters, Donna Niece, Flatwoods; Della Cantrell, Blaine, Sarah Ann Salyer, Columbus, and Lizzie Barker of Fuget. Thirty-three grandchildren also survive and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 27 in the United Baptist Church at Win, with Buell Ferguson, J. T. Bailey, and Lowell Ferguson officiating. Burial followed in the Lemaster Cemetery at win under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

  
LITTERAL, William
1912-1975
William (Willie) Harrison Litteral, 63, a retired miner, died Sunday, January 5, at his residence on Depot Road, following an extended illness. He was born July 12, 1912, in Magoffin County, the son of the late Harrison Powell and Alice Litteral. Mr. Litteral is survived by his wife, Stella Welch Litteral; one step son, Alfred Collins of Florida; one step daughter, Dorothy Powers of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Matilda Perkins of Thelma and Lucille Green of Sitka; two brothers, Gean Litteral and Taylor Litteral of Ashland and several nieces and nephews. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist church. Funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 8, with Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
PRICE, Otto Jr.
1975
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 10 for Otto Price, Jr. a resident of Freeburn, KY, formerly of River. The owner of a market at Freeburn and past grand master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Price was the son of the late Otto Price and Mrs. Elsie Wilson Price, who survives. Also surviving are his wife, Edna Rose Price; one son, Barry Thomas, at home, two daughters, Patricia, at home  and Janice Lynn Doston of Freeburn and two brothers, Bobby Price of Freeburn and Thomas Ray Price of Boons Camp. Revs. Dewitt Furrow, Bob Hopkins and Jesse Franklin officiated at the funeral services, held in the Phelps Baptist Church. Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp with graveside services conducted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Phelps Funeral Home with local arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1975

   
SALYER, Gary Neil
1958-1975
Gary Neil Salyer, 16, of Flat Gap, died Sunday, Jan 5, in U. K. Medical Center at Lexington as the result of a hunting accident. He was a student at Johnson Central High School. He was born Nov 3, 1958, in Johnson County, the son of Dallas and Georgene Blevins Salyer of Flat Gap, who survive. He is also survived by two brothers, Morris Salyer and Duell Salyer, both of Flat Gap and one sister, Vickie Blevins of Salyersville. Funeral services were held today, Jan 8, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Arnold Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

  
SKAGGS, Hillman
1916-1975
Hillman Skaggs died Thursday, January 2 in East Chicago, IN, at the age of 58. Born in Johnson County on August 1, 1916, he was the son of the late Paris and Seattle Fyffe Skaggs and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Mr. Skaggs was employed by the Inland Street company in East Chicago and was a Second Street Paintsville resident. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Hill Skaggs, one daughter, Miss Bonita Skaggs of Lexington, and a brother, Edgar Skaggs of East Chicago. Funeral services for Mr. Skaggs were held Sunday, January 5 in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush with Reverends Ellis Hamilton, Willard Bailey and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth Hill, Lowell Hill, Elwood Hill, Lowell Fyffe, Butch Hill, John Wayne Hill, Bobby McGlothen, and Danny McGlothen. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
SLONE, Martha (Wells)
1975
Funeral services were held in Hindman on January 6 for Mrs. Martha Wells Slone, a Johnson County native who passed away in a Hazard hospital on January 3. A retired registered nurse, postal worker and saleslady, Mrs. Slone was 59 at the time of her death. Surviving are one son, David Slone, of Lexington; one step daughter, Louise Pratt; of Leburn, KY and two sisters, Josephine Justice and Armie Conley, both of Paintsville. Reverend, J. S. Bell officiated at the funeral services with interment following in the Belfonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. Arrangements were under the direction of the Casebolt Hoskins Cox Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1975

   
SPARKS, Mae (Conley)
1894-1975
Mrs. Mae Sparks, 80, died at her Troy, OH home Sunday, Jan 19. Born at Oil Springs on Feb 12, 1894, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Dove Lemaster Conley and had lived in Troy for the past three years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Mrs. Sparks was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sparks on Nov 12, 1971. Surviving are a son, Garland Sparks, of Akron, IN; seven daughters, Mrs. Hazel Caudill of Swamp Branch, Reva Mizer and Lillian Russell, both of Troy, Juanita Sharits of DeGraff, OH, Joy Kerrigan of Middletown, OH, Ethel Reynolds and Jewell Wright of Louisville; two brothers, tom Conley and Paris Conley, both of Riceville and three sisters, Lucy Patrick of Ivyton, Ruie Montgomery of Portsmouth and Goldie Lemaster of Kent, OH. Reverends Melvin Blanton and Charles Stapleton officiated at the funeral services for Mrs. Sparks, held in the Riceville Freewill Baptist church on Wednesday, Jan 22 at 2 p.m.. Burial was in the Mitchell Price Cemetery at Oil Springs with arrangements under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1975

   
SPARKS, Mary Frances (Skaggs)
1913-1975
Mrs. Mary Frances Sparks, 61, died at her home at Red Bush, Sunday, January 26, following a several weeks illness. She was born June 5, 1913, at Red Bush, the daughter of the late Henderson and Emmer Skaggs. She had lived all of her life at Red Bush and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Sparks; one son, Larry K. Sparks of Algonac, MI, and two granddaughters. Also surviving are two sisters, Berchie Queen of Westwood  and Eunice Smith of Ashland and one brother Willard Skaggs, of Waverly, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Janu29, at the Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush. Officiating ministers were Ellis Hamilton, Willard Bailey and Paul E. Keaton. Burial followed in the Skaggs Cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

   
STAPLETON, Tom
1923-1975
Funeral services were held Friday, January 17 for Tom Stapleton, 51, of Volga who died January 14. The son of the late Sandy and Hattie Brown Stapleton, he was a disabled construction worker and was born February 12, 1923. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Spradlin Stapleton, four sons, Tom, Jr., Sandy Franklin, Sidney Carson and Samuel Bruce, all of Volga; four brothers, Noah Stapleton, Ray Stapleton and Mitchell Stapleton all of Volga, and Rex Stapleton of Fuget; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Hines of Monticello Minn.,  and five grandchildren. Reverend Harold Salyers officiated at the funeral services with burial following in the Stapleton family cemetery at Volga. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1975

   
VANHOOSE, Lizzie (Dawson)
1893-1975
Lizzie VanHoose, 81, of Whitehouse, died Jan 28 in the Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County in Feb 1893, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Lou Arthington Dawson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Jess VanHoose, died in Jan 1970. Survivors include three sons, Ervin VanHoose of West Van Lear and Arlen and Harold VanHoose of Whitehouse; and three daughters, Irene Dutton and Pauline Parsons of Whitehouse and Verla Dean Walters of Urbana, OH. Surviving brothers and sisters include  Hazel VanHoose of Whitehouse, Dora Branham of Lexington, and Suzie Jones of Thelma, Maynard and Charlie Dawson, all of OH; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren also survive. Nim Sturgill and Buell Ferguson officiated at services held Friday, Jan 31 at the residence in Whitehouse. Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery, also at Whitehouse. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1975

   
WAGNER, James L.
1926-1975
James L. Wagner, 48, died suddenly on Jan 1, in Springfield, OH. He was the son of R. W. Wagner of West Van Lear and the late Genius L. Marshall Wagner, and was born in Magoffin County on May 19, 1926. Mr. Wanger is survived by one daughter Margaret Louise Wagner of Springfield; three brothers, Charles D. Wagner of Lock Port, NY, and Rolla W. Wagner, Jr.  and Paul B. Wagner, both of Ravenna, OH; and three sisters,  Mrs. Russell Webb of West Van Lear, Mrs. Harold Burke of Van Lear and Mrs. Betty Wagner of Paintsville. He is also survived by his step mother, Mrs. Phylliss Webb Wagner and two step sisters, Mrs. James Norman of East Chicago, IL and Mrs. Gearald Polisky of Middletown, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 5, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Albert Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Blue Grass Cemetery at Salyersville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
WALLACE, Nell
1900-1975
Nell Wallace, a former West Van Lear resident, died in Ashland Thursday, January 23 following an extended illness. Born November 19, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Jane Boyd Wilbur and was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, J. M. (Don) Wallace; one son, Tyrus Wallace, of Ashland, and two grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Wallace were held Saturday, January 25, in the Chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home with interment following in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Reverends John S. Sammons and Albert Smith officiated at the services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975

  
WALLEN, Lige
1898-1975
Lige Wallen, 76, of river, died Sunday, January 12 following an extended illness. Born February 18, 1898, he was the son of the late Robert and Ann Maddin Wallen. He was a disabled miner and member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife, Rosie Wallen preceded him in death on June 12, 1962. Surviving are 2 sons James Wallen of Lebanon, OH and Everett Wallen of River; 1 daughter, Vickie Ratliff of Paintsville; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Elders Charles Price and Nim Sturgill officiated at the funeral services for Mr. Wallen, held Tuesday, January 14, in the River United Baptist Church.  Burial was in Border family cemetery at River under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1975

  
WALTERS, Charles
1888-1975
Charles E. Walters, 85, of Paintsville died in a local hospital following a brief illness.  Born November 10, 1888, the son of the late George and Mariah Louisa King Walters, he was a retired miner and an ordained deacon in the First Baptist Church.  His wife, Tava Salyers Walters died September 30, 1971.  Surviving are a son, Robert of Erlanger; 3 daughters, Ernestine Ward of Paintsville, Ruth Lanell Phillips of Lexington and Lorrene Burchett of Charleston, WV; 3 sisters, Della Lawrence of Portsmouth, OH, Flossie Ray of Huntington, and Ethel Chester of Ashland, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Walters were held Saturday, January 18 in the First Baptist Church with Reverend Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Walters Family Cemetery at Hager Hill with deacons of the First Baptist Church serving as pallbearers.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1975

   
WARD, Gracie (Plummer)
1894-1975
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Gracie Ward, 79, on Saturday, January 4 at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Charles Price and Earl Muncy officiating. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Mrs. Ward died in the Highlands Regional Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia Pack Plummer, born at Offutt on May 5, 1894, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. N. Ward on December 6, 1967. Surviving are 1 son, Robert Ward of Offutt; 4 daughters, Lydia Arrowood of St. Albans, W VA, Ethel Daniel and Betty Daniel of Offutt and Sue Butcher of Meally; 1 brother, Charles Plummer of Louisa; 2 sisters, Ethel Fitch of Meally and Maude Daniel of Russell. Funeral services were under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
WARD, John C. Jr.
1906-1975
John C. Ward, Jr., 69, of Thelma, died January 2, in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. He was the son of the late John C. and Amanda Mollette Ward, born on August 24, 1906 in Johnson County. Surviving are his wife, Montana Daniels Ward; 2 sons, John Ward II off Thelma and Bert D. Ward of Pueblo, Ca; 3 step sons, James Ernest Travis of Ashland, Estill Travis, Jr. of South Point, OH and William Joe Travis of Ft. Campbell; 2 daughters, Carol Sue Godinez of Phoenix, AZ, Helen Carr of Los Angeles; 3 step daughters, Hermalee Price of Westwood, Anna Louise Carver of Ashland and Estilene Petry of Portsmouth; 1 brother, Felix Ward of Williamsport and l sister, Mrs. Elizabeth  Plummer of Louisa; 24 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1975

   
WEBB, Martha Jane (Harless)
1893-1975
Mrs. Martha Jane Webb died in an area hospital on Monday, January 13, at the age of 81. The daughter of the late George W. and Edith Goble Harless, she was born December 23, 1893. Mrs. Webb was a member of the United Baptist Church and a resident of Daniels Creek for most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bosier Webb, on October 19, 1959. Surviving are four brothers, James S. Harless of Allen, John V. harless and Byrd Harless, both of Hillsboro, OH and Walker Harless of Inez and three sisters, Josie Goble of Van Lear, Bell Goble of Prestonsburg and Hester Howard of Davella. Funeral services for Mrs. Webb will be held Thursday, January 16 at 1 p.m. at the home on Daniels Creek with Reverends James Sturgill and Bill Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Webb Family cemetery on Daniels Creek. Arrangements are under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, George
1918-1975
George Williams, a 56 year old tool foreman for the State of Kentucky, died in a local hospital Sunday, January 26, following a brief illness. The son of the late Albert Williams and Mrs. Goldie Osborne Williams, who survives, he was born February 13, 1918, and was a resident of Boonscamp. Also surviving are his wife, Velva Crum Williams; one step son, John Melvin Penix, Jr., of Boonscamp; one step daughter, Lillie Mae Ward of Meally, five brothers, Rufus Williams of Van Lear, Lloyd Williams of Boonscamp, Albert Williams, Jr., and John Herman Williams, both of Columbus, IN and Gene Edward Williams of Boonscamp and seven grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Williams were held at 1 p.m. today, January 29, in the Boonscamp Freewill Baptist Church where he was a member. Reverends Darrell Ratliff and Lonnie Ratliff officiated. Burial was in the Tom Wilson cemetery at Boonscamp with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1975



     
FEBRUARY - 1975

    
   
    
ARNETT, Tom
1905-1975
Paintsville resident Tom Arnett, 69, died in a local hospital on February 28 following an extended illness. Born March 29, 1905, he was the son of the late Will Tom and Florence Poe Arnett. Mr. Arnett was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Arnett, on January 21, 1975. Surviving are two sisters, Lou Ellen Ward and Bonnie Hensley, both of Paintsville and a brother, Frank Ervin of Washington, D.C. Funeral services for Mr. Arnett were held Sunday, March 2, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Edd Young officiating. Burial was in the Town Cemetery in Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
BAYES, Mary Vida (Bayes)
1887-1975
Mary Vida Bayes, 87, of Paintsville, died February 3, following an extended illness. The daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia Frace Bayes, she was born November 29, 1887, and was a member of the United Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Bayes, on May 13, 1952. Surviving are a niece, Evelyn Picklesimer, and a nephew, Richard Estep. Funeral services for Mrs. Bayes were held, February 5, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1975

  
BLAIR, Cyrus
1890-1975
Cyrus Blair, an 84 year old Denver resident, died  February 17 at his home following an extended illness.  The son of the late John and Martha Jayne Blair, he was born April 9, 1890, and was a tipple worker.  Surviving are his wife, Malta May Blair; 3 sons, DeMart Blair of Centerville, OH, Cyrus Blair, Jr  and Howard Blair of Dayton; 3 daughters, Francis Caudill of Denver, Alene Kestner of Hager Hill and Martha Jane Caudill of Strongridge, OH; 3 sisters, Bell Blair of West Van Lear, Sarah Lemaster of Hager Hill and Rhoda Miles of East Point. Funeral services for Mr. Blair were held Wednesday, February 19, in the Chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Charles Stapleton and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

    
BLAIR, Homer
1904-1975
Homer Blair, 70, of Oil Springs, succumbed to a lengthy illness on February 22.  The son of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Salyer Blair, he was born March 21, 1904, and was a retired oil field worker. Surviving are his wife, Pearlie Crace Blair; three sons, James H. Blair of Carey, OH, and Melvin and Ernest Blair of Upper Sandusky, OH; five daughters, Lillian Conley and Josephine Conley, both of Carey, Louella Baldwin and Ruth Ann Conley, both of Oil Springs, and Carol Bradley of Marion, OH; 32 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a brother, Ross Blair of Oil Springs and a sister Dona Crace of Oil Springs.  Reverends Adam Marshall and Melvin Blanton officiated at the funeral services for Mr. Blair, held in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

  
BLANKENSHIP, Milt
1893-1975
Milt Blankenship, of Nippa, died Sunday, February 2, at the age of 81. Born in Johnson County on March 15, 1893, he was the son of the late Thomas and Nancy Hurt Blankenship and was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Sophia Blankenship; two sons, Paris Blankenship of Wayland and Charles Blankenship of Charlotte, NC, four daughters, Ethel Ramey of Charlotte, Opal Caudill and Ella Mae Wray of Ft. Wayne, IN and Avanelle Quisenberry of Cloither, WV; 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three brothers, Ralph Blankenship of Wayland, Jessie Blankenship of Meally and Roy Blankenship of Mt. Sterling, OH. Funeral services for Mr. Blankenship were held Monday, February 3, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1975

   
BOOTH, Bessie (Dawson)
1897-1975
Mrs. Bessie Dawson Booth, 77, died Wednesday, February 26. The daughter of the late William and Melissa Webb Dawson, she was born April 6, 1897. Mrs. Booth resided at River and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lon Booth, on June 28, 1974. Surviving are four sons, Everett (Cotton) Booth, of West Van Lear, Bill Booth of Springfield, OH, Clifford Booth of Van Lear, and Earl Booth of River; two daughters, Louise Chandler of Paintsville and Roberta Lemaster of River; two sisters, Lizzie VanHoose of Portsmouth, OH, and Martha Davis of Minford,, OH; 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Booth were held Saturday, March 1, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Fred Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Mrs. Booth’s grandchildren served as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
DANIELS, Mitchell
1907-1975
Mitchell E. Daniels, 67, of Thealka, a former member of the Johnson County school board died Sunday, February 23, after a brief illness. The son of the late Julius and Bessie VanHoose Daniels, he was born July 16, 1907. Mr. Daniels was a retired employee of the industrial engineering department of Armco Steel Co. in Ashland and a member of the Church of Christ. He was also a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381, F & AM and a 40 year Mason. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Burton Daniels; 5 sons, Robert E. and James F. Daniels both of Paintsville, Paul V. Daniels of Thealka, John B. Daniels of Dayton and Thomas M. Daniels of Paintsville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Joe R. Conley and Mrs. Larry Sturgill both of Paintsville and Mrs. Paul B. Music of Dayton; 10 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Herschell VanHoose of Nippa, Mrs. Charles Spradlin and Mrs. Jay Rickman, both of Thealka and Mrs. Foley North of Morehead. Funeral services for Mr. Daniels were held at 2 p.m. today, February 26, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville with graveside rites conducted by the Paintsville Masonic Lodge. Masons served as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

   
DANIELS, Randall Gordon
1975-1975
Randall Gordon Daniels, infant son of Phillip and Elizabeth Howard Daniels of Boonscamp, died at his home Saturday, February 15, at the age of four weeks. Randall was born January 16 in Paintsville. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his paternal grandparents, Randall and Daisy Daniels, of Randall, WA and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services for Randall were held Monday, February 17, in the Chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Arthur Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Daniels Family cemetery at Stambaugh with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 19, 1975

  
DEBORD, Lyda (Hatfield)
1894-1975
Lyda Hatfield Debord, 80, of West Jefferson, OH died Tuesday February 27 at Madison County Hospital in OH.  She was born March 9, 1894 in Lowmansville the daughter of Robert Hatfield and Alice Johnson Hatfield. She was a life-long member of the First Church of God, London, OH. She is survived by her husband, Borders F. Debord; seven daughters, Mrs. Walter (Opal) Cordial, Mrs. Raymond (Rowena) Borders, Mrs. Carmen (Lena) Roberts, Mrs. Ralph (Alice) Roberts, all of West Jefferson and Mrs. Wilmer (Hazel) Daniels of Plain City, Mrs. Harold (Erma) Northup of Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Deck (Eula) Preston of Columbus; three sons, Beecher of Mins, FL, Richard of Galloway and Dallas of Pomeroy; 31 grandchildren 49 great grandchildren; 7 great- great grandchildren; a sister, Cira Lairmore of Bellville, OH; two brothers, Clyde Hatfield and Vernon Hatfield both of Mt. Vernon. She was preceded in death by three sons, a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Interment in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, London, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
FAIRCHILD, Maude (Winfield)
1892-1975
Mrs. Maud Fairchild died at the Paintsville home of her daughter, Mrs. Woodrow King, Monday, February 19, at the age of 82. Born in Roanoke, VA, on September 20, 1892, she was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Sarah Jane Byrd Windfield and was a member of the First Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. C. Fairchild. Survivors include three sons, E. C. Fairchild, Jr., J. D. Fairchild of Lewisburg, WV and R. J. Fairchild of Fairfax, VA; three daughters, Mrs. Clifford Conley of Jefferstown, KY, Mrs. Howard Hall of Elkhorn City, and Mrs. Woodrow King of Paintsville and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Fairchild were held today, February 12, in the Hunter and Hunter Funeral Home of Madison, WV, with burial following in the Madison County Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1975

    
FAIRCHILDS, Bertha (McCloud)
1975
Mrs. Bertha McCloud Fairchilds passed away in Louisa on Wednesday, February 26, at the age of 83. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Fairchilds was preceded in death by her husband, Ballard (Son) Fairchilds on November 9, 1974, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Mansford and Mary McFaddin McCloud. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Irene Clatos of Frankfort, Mrs. Mary Trimble of Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Pauline Burnett of Huntington, WV; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Fannie Jackson of Paintsville and Ernestine Salyers of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services held Saturday March 1 in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Reverend Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
FITCH, Johnny Joe
1924-1975
Johnny Joe Fitch, 50, died Sunday, February 16, at Louisa. A resident of Richardson, in Lawrence county, he was born April 2, 1924, the son of Jerry Fitch, who survives, and the late Wilda Step Fitch. Also surviving are his step mother, Mrs. Bernice Fitch, three brothers, Jerry Lee Fitch, of Richardson, Willie Fitch of Greensprings, OH, and Lowell Fitch of Columbus, OH; and five sisters, Wanda Boyd, Francis Boyd, and Lizzie Borders, all of Richardson, Lina Boy of Columbus and Helen Blankenship of Mechanicsburg. Funeral services for Mr. Fitch were held Wednesday, February 19, at the home of his parents with Reverends Michael Carreno and John Magnuson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Richardson with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

   
FORD, Jettie Alice ((Huffman)
1894-1975
Jettie Alice Ford, 80, died in Elyria, OH, last Friday, February 7, following a three month illness. Born in Pike County on May 1, 1894, Mrs. Ford was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Pike County and resided at Riceville for a number of years. She is survived by three sons, Howard Lee Billiter and Ralph Billiter, both of Riceville and Terry W. Billiter of Gerney, IL; three daughters, Mrs. Powell (Arnetta) Collins of Ashland, , Mrs. Viola Wakeland and Mrs. Scott (Shelby) Damron, both of North Richville, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Mullins of Pikeville and Mrs. Lucitia Shroud of Shahola, WA; three brothers, Norman, Landy and Virgil Huffman, all of Pikeville; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Ford were held Monday, February 10, in the Independent Christian Church in North Richville with interment following in the Resthaven Memory Gardens at Avon, OH. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bogner Funeral Home of North Richville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1975

  
FRALEY, Mildred (Rice)
1909-1975
Mrs. Mildred "Midge" Fraley, wife of Rev. Don Fraley, succumbed to a brief illness on Tuesday, Feb 25. A life time resident of Thealka and member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, Mrs. Fraley was born Aug 27, 1909, the daughter of the late Will and Lizzie Stambaugh Rice. Surviving, in addition to her husband are three sons, Bobby Allen Fraley of West Van Lear, Don Douglas Fraley of Thealka, and Bryan Fraley of Paintsville; one daughter, Mrs. Sherry Lynn Lyon of Thealka; three half-brothers, Jim Burns Rice of Sitka, John Rice of Brooksville, IN and Charles Rice of Mechanicsburg, OH; two half-sisters, Mrs. Edna Fraley of Ypsilanti, MI and Mrs. Abby Jean Cutlip of Fairborn, OH; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Fraley were held Saturday, March 1, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Irvin Castle, Charles Stapleton and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were James Michael Castle, Billy Jack Slone, Clarence Robinson, Bill Dale, David Foster Fraley, Henry Castle and Arlie Castle. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
JONES, George
1899-1975
George Jones, a past president of Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative died in a local hospital last Wednesday, February 5, at the age of 84. Born November 15, 1899, he was the son of the late James and Addie Stafford Jones. He was a resident of Thelma, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Preston Jones, on September 30, 1936. Surviving are one son, Virgil Jones of Albion, MI; 2 daughters, Mrs. Joe Pack, Jr. of River and Mrs. Erma Spencer of Thelma; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Jones were held Saturday, February 8, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Nim Sturgill, Tom Sammons and Virgil Howard officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery at Tutor Key with Larry Spencer, George Spencer, James R. Pack, Jay Cantrell, Donnie Jones and Stephen Spencer serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1975

   
MAYNARD, Goldie (Bowling)
1901-1975
Goldie Maynard, 74, of Lowmansville, died in a local hospital on February 8, following a short illness. Born May 9, 1901, she was the daughter of Bill and Julian Stepp Bowling and was the wife of the late Rufus Maynard. Surviving are two sons, Johnny Maynard of Wetherford, TX, and Charlie Castle of Lorain, OH; four daughters, Christine Culvahouse of Vandalia, OH, Hazel Henry of Lowmansville, Roberta Adams of Xenia, OH, and Shelba Jean Ratliff of Staffordsville; 38 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 11, in the Chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Elvin Cross officiating. Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, February 12, 1975

  
MCKENZIE, John W.
1891-1975
John W. McKenzie, 83, Keaton, died Friday in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. McKenzie was born Mar 12, 1891 in Johnson Co., a son of the late William H. and Manda Bailey McKenzie. He was a retired merchant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Z. Evans McKenzie; three sons, John W. McKenzie, Jr. of Allen, Raymond R. McKenzie of Keaton, and William H. McKenzie of Springfield, OH, three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Rigsby of Keaton, Miss Erma McKenzie of New Boston and Mrs. Imogene Allen of Xenia, OH; a brother, Estill M. McKenzie of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Kelly of Columbus;18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Keaton by Roby Ferguson, minister. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Keaton. The body is at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

   
NELSON, Vencil
1913-1975
Vencil Nelson, of Thealka, died Thursday, Feb 13, at the age of 61. A disabled miner and member of the Freewill Baptist Church, he was born Sep 4, 1913, the son of the late Will and Emmalyn Lyons Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Navy and received an honorable discharge on Nov 25, 1945. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Medal and the American Theatre Victory Medal for gallant service. Mr. Nelson was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18. Surviving are his wife, George D. Golden Nelson; two sons, Edgel Ray Nelson of Marion, OH and Vencil Nelson, Jr. of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Blanche Carter and Marie Nelson, both of Thealka, and Mary Anna VanHoose of Spring Valley, CA; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Also a brother, Ike Nelson of Paintsville; a sister, Virginia Gullett of Thealka; a half brother, Charley Nelson of Sheridan, IN and a half sister, Lora Stambaugh of Green Groves, FL. Funeral services for Mr. Nelson were held Sunday, Feb 16, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist church with burial following in the Castle Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 26, 1975

   
PARSONS, Coger
1892-1975
Coger Parsons, died at his Whitehouse residence last Thursday, February 6, at the age of 82. The son of the late Frank and Mary Meade Parsons, he was born July 3, 1892, and was a retired miner and farmer and member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mary Wicker Parsons; two sons, Ora Parsons, of Meally and Calvin Parsons of Xenia, OH; five daughters, Alice Spriggs of Charleston, SC, Imogene Hime of Dayton, and Catherine Stallings, Belle Ratliff and Vicie Parson, all of Whitehouse; a brother Lindsey Parsons of Tampa, FL; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 9, in the Hammond Church of Christ with Revs. Bennie Blankenship and J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Whitehouse with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 12, 1975

   
PRESTON, Darwin
1897-1975
Paintsville native Darwin Webster Preston, died February 12 in Clifton Force, VA, at the age of 77. Born June 25, 1897, he was the son of the late Rell G. and Ida Walker Preston. He was a retired C & O Railroad civil engineer; member of the Central United Methodist Church; a 50 year member of Lodge 331, Kentucky, and member of the Scottish Rite Lodge in Logan, WV. Surviving are his wife, Harriet Fultz Preston; 2 sons, Sam M. Preston of Waynesboro, VA, and James L. Preston of St. Lucy, Fla; a daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Hamerick of Hartsdale, NY; 2 brothers, Curtis Preston of Salyersville and Glen Preston of Louisville; a sister Mrs. Gertrude Hudson of Florida; 6 grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and 2 cousins, Freda Willoughby of Paintsville and Pauline Ramsey of Ashland. Funeral services for Mr. Preston were held Friday, February 14, with arrangements under the direction of Nicely Funeral Home of Clifton Forge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

   
PRESTON, Thomas
1916-1975
Thomas "Todd" Preston died in an area hospital on Feb 19, following an extended illness. A disabled American veteran, he served four and 1/2 years in the U. S. Army. He was born Jan 11, 1916, the son of the late Charles and Louella Daniel Preston. Surviving are his wife, Mae Daniel Preston,  ones daughter, Mrs. Ray Castle of Tutor Key; two grandchildren and two sisters, Arnetta Mosley and Gertrude Meadows, both of Wayland. Funeral services for Mr. Preston were held Friday, Feb 21 in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Edgar VanHoose and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

   
SELLARDS, Lyda (Boyd)
1975
Lyda Sellards, She was a Paintsville resident and the wife of John B. Sellards, who survives.  Also surviving are 6 daughters, Lorena Maynard of Stock Port, OH; Eunice Suttle of Newport News, VA, Mrs. Jason Spears of Dayton, Mrs. James D. Turner of Louisville, and Mrs. Pete Jarvis of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Fred Frazier of Ashland; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Elmer Boyd of Alexandria, OH; and 6 sisters, Mrs. G. Mack Ward of Paintsville, Mrs. Charles Colvin of Tutor Key, Mrs. Warnie Short of Meally, Mrs. Harry Woolard and Mrs. Ralph Begley, both of Kettering, OH, and Mrs. Joe VanHook of Dayton.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1975 (Note: obituary has her husband, John B. Sellards as surviving her, but I have him deceased on February 1, 1967 per the KY vital Statistics and his obituary)

SHERMAN, Ezra T.
1897-1975
Ezra T. “Doke” Sherman, 77, of Paintsville, died February 4 after a brief illness The son of the late Henry Roscoe and Lucinda Osborne Sherman, he was born in Johnson County on February 8, 1897, and was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad, having served as a BTU conductor. He was also a member of the DAV, Chapter 18 at Meally. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Adams Sherman in 1962.  Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jane Morgan of Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Henry Begley of Thealka and 3 grandsons, Charles E. Morgan III of Paintsville; Kenneth B. Morgan of Bluffton, OH and James Curtis Castle of Dayton, OH. Funeral services for Mr. Sherman were held February 8 in the First Baptist Church with Reverend C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

   
TURMAN, Allen H.
1883-1975
Allen H. Turman, age 92, of Rt. 2 Ashland, passed away February 17 in the Veterans Hospital in Huntington. He was born February 10, 1883, at Buchanan, the son of the late Samuel and Rachael Stewart Turman. He was a member of the Summitt Missionary Baptist Church, where he was also a deacon, a member of the Boyd County Lions Club, a veteran of World War I, and was the first teacher hired in the Boyd County High School. He was Boyd County school superintendent for 8 years. Mr. Turman was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Nancy McClellan, Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Ben Lockwood of Paintsville and a brother, Charles Turman of Portland, OR. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 20 at the Miller funeral Home with Rev. Parcel Flannery officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Kavanaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975

     
TRIMBLE, Hester (Lemaster)
1899-1975
Mrs. Hester Lemaster Trimble, 75, of Dwale in Floyd County, succumbed to an illness of several months on Feb 25. Born in Johnson County, Dec 14, 1899, Mrs. Trimble was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Jane Bayes Lemaster and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Trimble, who died in Oct of 1955, and by her daughter, Helen Trimble Blanton. Mrs. Trimble is survived by three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Everett Lemaster of Volga and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Williams of Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Fannie Blanton of Dwale. Funeral services for Mrs. Trimble were held Friday, Feb 28, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Revs. Willie Rice, Arnold Reed and Claude Goble officiated at services with burial following in the family cemetery at Low Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Ann (Meade)
1906-1975
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Meade Williams died in Springfield, OH, on Monday, Feb 24, at the age of 69. A native of Lawrence county, Mrs. Williams was born Jan 3, 1906, the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Hager Meade. She is survived by her husband, Cecil Williams; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ward, of Fairborn, OH; three brothers, Bill Meade and Samuel Meade, Jr., both of Whitehouse and Johnnie Meade of Norfolk, VA and five sisters, Gertrude Elkins of Whitehouse, Mary Alice Smith of Scholes, WV, Katherine Preston of Mansfield, OH, Olga Mae Gruver of Huntington, WV, and Francis Wright of Charleston, WV. Funeral services for Mrs. Williams were held Friday, Feb 28 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Daniels and Melvin Blanton officiating. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1975



   
MARCH - 1975

  
  
   
AKERS, Frank
1903-1975
Frank "Peanut" Akers, 71, died Monday, March 31, in a local hospital. A Johnson County native, Mr. Akers was born June 22, 1903, the son of the late James and Margaret Music Akers, and was affiliated with the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Robinson Akers, a stepson, Charles Donald Ballard, of Naples, Italy, a daughter, Frankie Sue Akers of West Van Lear, a step daughter, Deane Everidge of Valley Station, KY; three sisters, Ruby Norman of West Van Lear, Opal Brown of Barboursville, and Sue Stevens of Flatwoods and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 3 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with the Reverend Johnnie Sammons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1975

   
BLAIR, Wayne Thomas
1975-1975
Wayne Thomas Blair, the infant son of Wayne and Polly Lou Blair, died Tuesday, March 4, twelve hours after his birth. Surviving are his parents; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ora Lee Blair of Paintsville, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Crace of Prestonsburg and several aunts and uncles. Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Bill Meade at the Blair Family Cemetery at Richardson on March 6. Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

  
CASTLE, Dick
1902-1975
Dick Castle, a 73 year old Tutor Key resident, died in an area hospital on March 20, following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, he was born Mar 14, 1902, the son of Bascom and Nan Arrowood Castle. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Mr. Castle was preceded in death by his wife, Nima Castle on Feb27, 1964. Surviving are six sons, Willard, Bob, James H. and William, Jr. all of Tutor Key, Paul Richard of Ashford, WV and Ray of Paintsville; four brothers, Russell Castle and Jay Castle, both of Tutor Key, Hershell Castle of Springfield, OH, and Marshall Castle of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Fannie Preston of Detroit; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Castle were held Mar 23 in the Tom's Creek United Baptist Church with Revs. Don Fraley and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1975

   
FREEMAN, Darcus
1905-1975
Mrs. Darcus Freeman, a 69 year old East Point resident died March 3 in a local hospital following an extended illness. Born November 30, 1905, she was the daughter of the late George and Malissa Blevins Marshall and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Jess Freeman, three sons, James, George and Lidge, all of East Point; two daughters, Malissa Lorraine McKee and Alma Pourzenich, both of Dayton, OH; 22 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Tackett of East Point and Mrs. Bertha Bayes of Warsaw, IN, and a brother, Shelman Marshall of Warsaw.  Funeral services for Mrs. Freeman will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Reverend Bruce Spencer will officiate. Interment will be in the family cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1975

   
KENNARD, Tetora (Lowe)
1887-1975
Mrs. Tetora Lowe Kennard succumbed to an extended illness on March 22 at the age of 88. Born February 27, 1887, Mrs. Kennard was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catheryn Pelphrey Lowe and the wife of the late J. D. Kennard. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Clifford of Hager Hill, Ottis of Florida and James of New York; four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Caudill of Flat Woods, Mrs. Hazzel Conley of Hager Hill, Mrs. Versa Dingham of Ft. Wayne, IN and Mrs. Alta Cocheran of Warsaw, IN; 18 grandchildren an several great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wells of Morehead and Mrs. Ivory Thomas of Leroy, IL. Funeral services for Mrs. Kennary were held March 24 at the Logville Baptist Church with Reverend Arlie Nichols officiating. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery at Logville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1975

    
LEMASTER, George
1898-1975
George Lemaster, 76, of Win, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 5. The son of the late James and Laura Blanton Lemaster, he was born July 8, 1898. Mr. Lemaster was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church for 54 years. Surviving are his wife, Effie Lemaster, whom he married April 17, 1919; 3 sons, Eustace Lemaster of Lexington, James Carl Lemaster of Midway, OH,  and Garner Lemaster of Enon, OH; 4 daughters, Gwennith Adams of Van Lear, June McCarty of Ashland, Esther Amburgey of Hindman and Faye Blair of Lucasville, OH; 20 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Hasten Lemaster of New Boston, OH and Emeral Lemaster of New Carlisle, OH; 5 sisters, Mrs. Merzie Howard of Ashland, Mrs. Beulah Reed of Flat Gap, Mrs. Eulah Stapleton of Caneyville, Miss Mae Lemaster of Win and Mrs. Myrtle Hitchcock of Beaver, OH. Funeral services for Mr. Lemaster were held Sunday in the Low Gap United Baptist Church.  Officiating were Reverends Buell Ferguson, J.T. Bailey and Arnold Reed.  Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at Win with Mr. Lemaster's nephews serving as pallbearers Arrangements were under the direction of the  Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

   
LONG, Raleigh
1913-1975
Funeral services were held March 24 for Raleigh Wilbur Long, who died suddenly on Friday, March 21, at the age of 61. A retired miner and member of the Freewill Baptist church, he was the son of the late Raleigh and Maude Stanley Long and was born December 3, 1913. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Alice Arms Long; two sons, Paul Lindsey of Columbus and Henry Allen of Sitka; five daughters, Wilma Jean Moore and Edna Marie Coleman, both of Columbus, Mary Lou Brown and Sylvia Ann Long, both of Sitka and Brenda Joyce Pennington of Salyersville; three brothers, James Franklin Long and Russell Long, both of Indiana and Walter Long of Las Vegas, NV, two half brothers, Ernest Long and Donald Long; one sister, Pauline Rawlett of Florida and Eight grandchildren. Reverend James Kelly Caudill officiated at the funeral services, held in the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1975

  
ROBERTS, William Everett
1897-1975
William Everett (Judge) Roberts died at the Paintsville Hospital Sunday, March 16 following an extended illness. He was 77 years of age. The son of the late Hariam and Tallie Stafford Roberts, he was born in Johnson County on April 14, 1897. He was affiliated with the First Baptist church and was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Roberts on June 17, 1974, and is survived by one son; Jesse Roberts of Paintsville; three daughter, Beulah DeBoard and Dorothy Jean VanHoose both of Paintsville and Betty Jo Jasper of Oceana, WV. Surviving sisters are Lucille Johnson of Flatwoods and Gladys McChasey of FL. Rev. Charles E. Milam officiated at services held in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 19. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1975

  
SIMPSON, Charley
1906-1975
Charley Simpson, a 68 year old Ulysses resident, died in a local hospital on March 8, following an extended illness. A retired miner, he was born Aug 31, 1906, the son of the late William and Missouri Helton Simpson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Della Miller Simpson on Feb 27, 1968. Surviving are his second wife, Katherine Simpson; two daughters, Lora Blair of Wabash, IN and Shirley Green of Berry, KY; one step daughter, Lisa Blevins of Ulysses; three brothers, Walter Simpson of Red Bush, Roy Simpson of Willard and Norman Simpson of Ypsilanti, MI; a sister, Mabel Duty of Meally; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Simpson were held Tuesday, Mar 11 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with Rev. Ellis Hamilton, Bill Tackett and Irvin Castle officiating. Interment was in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

  
TRAVIS, Frank
1901-1975
Frank Travis, a resident of Lexington at the time of his death, died at St. Joe Hospital, Lexington, Thursday, March 13, at the age of 74. Born in Lawrence County on September 9, 1901, he was the son of the late Robert and Serene Marlins Travis. He was affiliated with the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Della Cordel Travis, one son, Lester Travis of Lexington and three daughters, Delta Murray, Flat Gap, Lila Yates, Columbus, OH and Pauline Ramey, Powell, OH. Funeral services were held at the Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 16 with Buell Ferguson officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1975

   
VANHOOSE, Carmel
1907-1975
Carmen VanHoose, the son of the late Arlie and Emma VanHoose, died Tuesday, March 4, following an extended illness. Born Feb 5, 1907, he was a resident of Wittensville and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Effie Castle VanHoose; two sons, Mitchell VanHoose of Wittensville and Bobby VanHoose of London, OH; three daughters, Mary Louise Rice of Wittensville and Lillie Jewell and Betty Shelby, both of Salina, KS; two brothers, Ray VanHoose of Sitka and Russell VanHoose of OH; three sisters, Minnie Burks, Erie Fairchild and Rusha VanHoose, all of Mechanicsburg, OH; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. VanHoose were held Friday, March 7 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

  
VANHOOSE, Ethel
1907-1975
Mrs. Ethel VanHoose, the wife of Earl VanHoose of Thealka, died Sunday, March 9, after a brief illness. Born March 28, 1907, she was the daughter of the late O. C. and Mary Secnoma Taylor and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband, are 4 sons, Lifis VanHoose of Denver, James, Virgil and Harry VanHoose all of Thealka; 7 daughters, Ruby Salyer and Ella Ratliff both of Denver, Mrs. Georgia Lyons of Marion, OH, Mrs. Silas Jeffery of St. Albans, WV, Maxine VanHoose of Oceana, WV, Mrs. Christine Clark of Thealka and Virgie Kimbler of Paintsville; one brother, Ennis Taylor of West Virginia; one sister, Sylvia Wheeler of Thelma; 41grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. VanHoose were held at 1 p.m. today, March 12, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Don Fraley and Scott Castle officiating.  Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery at Denver with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

  
WALLER, Bryan
1975-1975
Bryan Waller, the infant son of Harold and Anna Lou Sites Waller of Meally, died shortly after birth at the Paintsville Hospital on March 7. Survivors include, in addition to his parents, the paternal grandparents, Minnie and Cecil Waller; the maternal grandmother, Nannie Sites of Meally; a brother, Harold Douglas Waller at home and a sister, Joyce Faye Waller at home. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, March 8 with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Interment was in the Waller Family cemetery at Meally. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1975

   
WILEY, Hansel T.
1975
Hansel T. Wiley, of Paintsville, died March 24 in a Lexington hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Wiley was a retired highway engineer. Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Clay Wiley and a daughter, Sarah Jane Stephens of Paris. Funeral services for Mr. Wiley will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 26, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Donald Guth and W. A. E. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, Mary (Howard)
1896-1975
Mrs. Mary Howard Williams died at the age of 78 in the Paintsville Hospital, Saturday, March 15, following an extended illness. Born in Magoffin County on October 11, 1896, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth Rigsby Howard. She was affiliated with the United Baptist Church and a resident of Staffordsville at the time of her death. Surviving in addition to her husband, Elder Lloyd Williams, are 2 sons, Froy Williams of Columbus, OH and Talbert Williams of Staffordsville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Dimmer Salyer and Mrs. Maxie Burchett, of Degraff, OH, Mrs. Myrtle Blair of Volga and Mrs. Thelma Lee Wilbern of Paintsville; 4 brothers, Lonzo Howard and Ernie Howard of Wheelersburg, OH, Hassell Howard of Flat Fork and Kernie Howard of Oil Springs; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mintie Phipps of Ever, KY, and Mrs. Flora Williams of Elmer, NJ; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren.  Grandsons served as pall bearers. Funeral services for Mrs. Williams were held Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the United Baptist church, Staffordsville with Elders O. I. Williams and Nim Sturgill and Ervin Preston officiating. With grandsons serving as pallbearers, burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville, Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1975

   
WITTEN, Minnie Emily (Rice)
1896-1975
Mrs. Minnie Emily Witten, 79, died Sunday, March 16, at her Wittensville home following a lengthy illness. Born October 14, 1896, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Dolly Crislip Rice and a member of the Rush Fork United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Argales Witten in 1959. Surviving are 3 sons, Argales Witten and Everett Russell Witten both of Lakewales, Fl., and Virgil Kenneth Witten of Sebring, Fl., 2 daughters, Mrs. Edith Sadler of Harold and Mrs. Vivian Lois Bayes of Wittensville; 2 brothers, Perry Rice of Garrett and Barton Rice of Lackey; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Witten were conducted Wednesday, March 19, at the Rush Fork United Methodist Church with Reverend Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Witten family Cemetery at Wittensville with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1975



   
APRIL - 1975

   
  
  
AIREY, Philipp C.
1948-1975
Philipp C. Airey, 27, of Dorsey, MD, died Saturday, April 26. Mr. Airey was born March 14, 1948 in Baltimore, MD, the son of Lewis and Agnus Williams Airey and was a veteran of the U.S.A.F. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Philipp C. Airey, Jr. and Matt Allen Airey, both of Dorsey, MD and one brother, Don Airey, also of Dorsey. Mr. Airey is the grandson of Tom and Alice Lemaster Williams of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 30, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home under the direction of the Reverends Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie. Burial will follow in the Tom Williams Cemetery at Win. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1975

   
AKERS, Ida (Whitaker)
1894-1975
Mrs. Ida Whitaker Akers, 81, of East Point, died at her home Wednesday, April 9. The daughter of the late Martin and Angaline Yates Whitaker, she was born November 27, 1894. Mrs. Akers was a member of the Bonanza United Baptist Church and had been preceded in death by her husband, Robert Whitaker. Surviving are one son, John Akers, of Orlando, FL; four daughters, Edna Milam, Ambie Smith and Lucy Carpenter, all of East Point, and Josephine Gibson of Deedsville, IN; one sister, Sadie Whitaker of East Point, 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Akers were held April 12 in the Lick Fork United Baptist Church with Elders Paris, Music, Richard Sheppard and Lemuel Williams officiating. Burial was in the Akers Family cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
BELCHER, James Jr.
1919-1975
James Belcher, Jr., 56, died Saturday, April 5 at his home following an extended illness. A resident of West Van Lear, Mr. Belcher was born October 2, 1919, the son of Mrs. Ollie Hyden Belcher and the late James Newton Belcher. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are four brothers, Thomas Belcher, Fort Gay, WV, Lonnie Belcher, Irid, IN, Bill Belcher, West Van Lear, and Harry, West Germany, Funeral services were held Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m.  in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home under the direction of the Rev. Johnnie Sammons with burial following at the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1975

   
BOWLING, Amos
1900-1975
Amos Bowling, 74, died Saturday, March 29, following an extended illness. The son of the late Bailey and Sylvia Cantrell Bowling, he was born November 4, 1900. He was a retired miner and member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Bowling on January 17, 1973. Surviving are two sons, Danny Bowling of Staffordsville, and Harold Bowling of Emenince; five daughters, Ruth Frazier of Rockwood, MI, Libby Gilley and Betty Hamilton of Cincinnati, OH, Carol Arthur of George Town, KY and Linda Bowling of Paintsville; two brothers, Manns Bowling of Floyd County and Jim Bowling of Van Lear; one sister, Rissie Ellen Dawson of Van Lear and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Bowling were held Tuesday, April 1, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Webb officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1975

   
BRANHAM, Dolen
1910-1975
Dolen Branham, 64, died suddenly Tuesday, April 22 in Step-Town, WV. Born in Johnson County, June 10, 1910, the son of Fred and Doucie Collins Branham. Mr. Branham was a self employed merchant. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Garnet Meade Branham, Paintsville, a son, Charles Dolen Branham, Richmond, three brothers, William Branham, Ashland, Fred Branham, Jr., Alaska, and E. b. Branham of North Carolina; seven sisters, Geneva Cooke, Proctorville, OH, Lena Wright, Ashland, Malta Kirk, Ashland, Iva Pidcock, Duluth, Minn., Reva Tweet, Michigan, Elvina Miller, Paducah, KY, and Elizabeth Patrick, Mt. Sterling. Five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home under the direction of the Rev. Charles Milam. Burial followed at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with C. J. Sparks, Lloyd Hamilton, Earl Meeks, Arnold Meade, Douglas Meade, Kenneth Meade, Orville Meade, Bob Meade, W. R. Meade, Jr., and Russell Meade serving as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1975

   
BROWN, Rosa (Castle)
1891-1975
Rosa Brown, widow of the late Lewis Brown, died April 10 at her Lowmansville home at the age of 84.  Born February 2, 1891, Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha Borders Castle. Surviving are a son, Gilbert Brown of Columbus, a step-son Bill Brown of Tutor Key; two daughters, Blanch Brown and Lillie Mae Brown, both of Lowmansville; two step-daughters, Gussie Akers of Tutor Key and Beulah Conley of Lowmansville; six grandchildren and a sister Martha Blevins of Louisa. Funeral services for Mrs. Brown held April 13 in the George's Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville where she was a member. Reverends Nim Sturgill and Florida Lyons officiated. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery at Lowmansville. Pallbearers were Marcus Castle, Harkless Slone, Harmon Burton, Virgil Stegner, Curtis Castle and Otis Brown. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
BURCHETT, Theodore
1915-1975
Theodore (Ted) Burchett, 60, former heavy equipment operator, died Monday, April 7, 1975, at his home in Stambaugh. The son of Noah and Mary E. Stambaugh Burchett, he was born February 25, 1915 at Van Lear. He was a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church, and a Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, Sybil Davis Burchett, survives. Also surviving are six sons and two daughters. They include William Lewis Burchett of Nippa, Freddie Burchett of Sitka, Higgy Paul Burchett, Kenneth Burchett, Teddy Burchett, Ronnie Burchett, Mrs. Mary Grace Stewart and Darla Ann Burchett, all of Stambaugh. Two brothers, Jessie Burchett of Wittensville and Hervey Burchett of Stambaugh, two sisters, Mimia Stambaugh of Wittensville and Annie Stambaugh of Stambaugh, also survive, as do 7 grandchildren. Services held Thursday, April 10, at Locust Grove Baptist Church, with Elders Buell Ferguson, Arnold Reed and Charles Price officiating. Burial to follow in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1975

   
CASTLE, Donna Jean
1952-1975
Miss Donna Jean Castle, 22, died Friday, April 25 at St. Marys Hospital in Huntington, WV as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Miss Castle was born in Johnson County, July 14, 1952, the daughter of Raymond and Willa Mae VanHoose Castle, and was employed as an engineer by WSAZ T.V. in Huntington. Surviving in addition to her parents are her maternal grandparents, Lincoln and Beulah VanHoose of Ashville, OH, paternal grandmother, Minnie Castle of Stambaugh, one brother, Johnny Ray Castle of Lowmansville, one sister, Linda Marlene Sperger also of Lowmansville, and one nephew, Brian Alan Sperger of Lowmansville. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist church under the direction of the Rev. James Kelly Caudill. Burial followed in the Castle Family Cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1975

  
CHANDLER, Fannie (George)
1885-1975
Mrs. Fannie Chandler, 89, died Saturday, March 29, in a local hospital. A resident of Lowmansville and a member of the Church of god, Mrs. Chandler was born September 3, 1885, the daughter of the late Nathan and Mary Helton George. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. C. Chandler in 1942. Surviving are a son, Russell Chandler of Paintsville. Funeral services for Mrs. Chandler were held Tuesday, April 1, in the First Church of God at Lowmansville with Reverends Scott Griffith and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1975

   
HANNAH, Verna (Rivers)
1892-1975
Verna Hannah succumbed to an extended illness on April 10. Born Aug 19, 1892, Mrs. Hannah was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the daughter of the late George and Julia Blair Rivers. Surviving are her husband, Walter Hannah; two sons, Marvin Hannah and Myron T. Hannah, both of Leander; two daughters, Adie Spencer of Leander and Shirley Robinson of Lucasville, OH; a sister, Virgie Hannah of Van Lear; three brothers, Verlie Rivers of Williamsburg, OH, George Rivers, Jr. of Paintsville and Hershell Rivers of Leander; 25 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah were held Sunday, April 13, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Herbert Arms and Steve Branham officiating. burial was in the family cemetery at Leander with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

  
HERNANDEZ, Mariano
1975
Mariano Hernandez, 49, of Paintsville, died at the Paintsville Hospital, on Sunday, April 20 after an illness of several weeks. The son of the late Juan-Manuel Hernandez and Delores Peraza Hernandez, who survives, he was born in Mexico City, Mexico, he was a member of the Catholic Church and was employed by Big Sandy Hardware Company. Other survivors include his wife, Margarette Wells Hernandez, Paintsville, two sons, Charles and Mariano, Jr., both of Paintsville, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Salyer, Columbus, OH, Sgt Yolanda Hernandez, USAF, Okinawa, and Mary Hernandez, Paintsville. He is also survived by a sister and a brother and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23, in the St. Michael Catholic Church, Paintsville, with Father David Shockey officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
LYONS, Arnold
1907-1975
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, 1975 for Arnold "Bill" Lyons who passed away Tuesday, April 8, 1975, at the age of 68. A retired employee of C & O Railroad, Mr. Lyons was born Saturday, April 20, 1907, the son of the late Harry and Allie Price Lyons. Surviving are his wife, Burndette Lyons; a foster son, Leo F. McCoart and 4 brothers, Raymond Lyons, George M. Lyons, and Roger Lyons all of Paintsville and Harry Lyons, Jr. of Raceland. Rev. Don Fraley officiated the funeral services.   Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
MADDOX, Bertha G.
1975
Mrs. Bertha G. Maddox, 83, of Louisville, formerly of Floyd County, died April 19 in a Louisville hospital. Surviving are a son, William L. (Bill) Wells, of Auxier, two daughters, Mrs. Nancy E. Meade of Louisville and Mrs. Mary L. Conley of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Meta Thompson of Lexington and Dr. Topsie Whitaker of East Prarie, MO, 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Maddox were held Monday, April 21, in the Auxier Methodist Church with burial following in the Wells Family Cemetery at Auxier. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hardy Funeral Home, in Louisville, and locally by the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
NEADE, Addie P. (Perry)
1883-1975
Addie P. Meade, died Wednesday, April 16, at the age of 92. The daughter of the late George and Vina Jenkins Meade, she was born Mar 16, 1883, in Johnson County, and was affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. R. Meade, Sr. on June 13, 1971. She is survived by seven sons, Russell, Arnold, W. R. Meade, Jr., Douglas, James K. and Bobby, all of Paintsville and Orville Meade of Irvin; four daughters, Hazel Sparks of Paintsville, Garnett Branham of Paintsville, Mabel Meek of Ashland and Francis Hamilton of Paintsville. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bruce Hall of Catlettsburg and a brother, Charles Perry of Ft. Mitchell. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 19, in the First Baptist Church of Paintsville with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Jimmy Sparks, Leeland Sparks, Roger Meade, E. M. Meek, Jr., Charles D. Branham, Michael Meade, Perry Meade, Barry Meade, Greg Meade, and Chad Meade. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
PATTON, Harold L.
1931-1975
Harold L. Patton, 44, died suddenly Thursday, April 24, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Patton was born in Floyd County on February 28, 1931, the son of T. A. and Lucy Hall Patton and was a self employed merchant. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Betty Wells Patton, and two daughters, Pamela Joyce Richmond of Van Lear and Suzanne Patton of Auxier. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at the Auxier Methodist Church under the direction of the Rev. John Frank Ratliff and Rev. Floyd Tackett. Burial followed in the Collins Cemetery at Auxier. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Darvin Patton, Johnny Ratliff, Billy P. Hall, Thomas Cover, Bill Hall, Woodridge Wells, Merle Hershbarger, Ronald Pickle, Ursal Wilcox, and Robert Hale. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1975

   
PICKLESIMER, William Jr.
1893-1975
William R. Pickelsimer, Jr., died in Riverview Manor at Lucasville, OH, on Monday, April 21. Born in Johnson County at Barnetts Creek o May 9, 1893, Mr. Pickelsimer was the son of the late William R. Pickelsimer, Sr., and the stepson of Mrs. Ida Pickelsimer Witten of Thealka. He was a United Brethren minister and administered in Scioto County, OH for many years. Immediate survivors are three adopted children, Mrs. Dorris Lowe and John Pickelsimer of Pendleton, OR, and Vicki Beatty of Dayton, OH. Also surviving are seven half sisters, Mrs. Prudence Robinson, Mrs. Pearl Wood, Mrs. Pauline Wood, and Mrs. Pamalee Alexander, all of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Pinky Prater and Mrs. Pansy Patrick of Paintsville and Mrs. Priscilla Grace Roberts of Bloomingburg, OH, and three half brothers, Paris Pickelsimer of Waldo, OH, Proctor Pickelsimer of Brooklyn Park, MD, and Payne Pickelsimer of Dayton. Funeral services were held April 25 at the McKinley Funeral Home of Lucasville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1975

   
PRESTON, Fannie M. (Davis)
1907-1975
Mrs. Fannie M. Preston, 67, died in Lincoln Park, MI where she had lived for several years. A native of Johnson County, she was born October 27, 1907, the daughter of the late Jeff and Elizabeth Walters Davis.  She was a retired employee of Shadow Proof Glass Co. of Detroit and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Claude C. Preston, six sons, Harold Preston of Lincoln Park, Paul Preston of St. Clair, MI, John Preston of Frontier, MI, Joe Preston of Wabash, IN, and Jimmy and Herman Preston of Tampa, FL, 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a brother, Walter Davis of Williamsport, KY.  Services held March 27 in Michigan with interment in the Frontier Cemetery in Frontier. The grandsons served as pallbearers. Arrangements under the direction of the Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Home of Hillsdale, MI. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1975

   
PRESTON, Glenn F.
1888-1975
Glenn F. Preston, 87, died Wednesday, April 2, at the Old Masons Home in Shelbyville, KY. Born in Johnson County, September 17, 1888, the son of the late Morrel G. and Ida Thornton Walker Preston, he was affiliated with the Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Preston of Russell, a son, William E. Preston of Hollywood, FL; a granddaughter, Laura DeBoard of Flatwoods, a sister, Gertrude Hudson of Florida, and a brother, Curtis Preston of Salyersville. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home under the direction of Reverend O. M. Miller Burial was in Preston Cemetery in Paintsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 5, 1975

   
ROSS, Mary Alice (Cordie)
1880-1975
Mrs. Mary Alice Ross, 93, died Wednesday, April 2, at the home of her son, following an extended illness.  A Blaine resident and a member of the United Baptist Church, Mrs. Ross was born April 5, 1880 in Lawrence County, daughter of Jessie and Elizabeth Jordon Cordle.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Ross, Sr. in 1954.  Surviving are three sons, Dewey Ross of Columbus, OH, Chilt Ross of Argilite, KY, and Edmund Ross, Jr. of Blaine; four daughters, Alka Cordle of Columbus, OH, Elsie Fitch of Wilbur, KY, Iva Magine of Chicago, IL and Jessie Morrison of Columbus,  Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services held Saturday, April 5 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Revs. Jarret Cordle and Jessie Edgar Cordle officiating. Burial was in Ross family cemetery at Blaine. Arrangements under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1975

   
SHORT, B. B.
1894-1975
B.B. Short, 80, Sitka, died Saturday, April 12, following an extended illness. Born Aug 12, 1894, he was the son of the late Isaac and Nannie Akers Short. He was a retired coal miner and member of the Church of Christ.  His wife, Elizabeth Witten Short preceded him in death in 1972.  Surviving are a son, Bernard Short, Jr. of Sitka; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma A. Bennett of South Lebanon, OH; 4 grandchildren; a brother, Heber Short of Fisty, KY; 3 sisters, Mrs. Bertie Deskins and Mrs. Lucy Barker, both of Gradin, MO and Mrs. Martha Slone of Ironton, OH.   Funeral services for Mr. Short were held Tuesday, April 15, in the Church of Christ at Meally with Reverends J. H. Short and Benny Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Witten Cemetery at Sitka under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
SLONE, Imo (Gartin)
1894-1975
Mrs. Imo Slone, a 81 year old resident of Winifred, died at the Paintsville Hospital Friday, April 18 after an illness of several weeks. The daughter of the late Charlie and Alabama Ramey Gartin, she was born Mar 10, 1894, in Lawrence County. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Slone in 1936. Surviving are two sons, Lloyd of Winifred, and Carman of Blaine, a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Ferguson, Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Lora Weaver, Louisa, 23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 21 in the Old Hood United Baptist church with Florida Lyons, Jarrett Cordle, Jesse Cordle, and Edward Salyer officiating. Burial followed in the Slone Cemetery at Winifred under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. The grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
SMITH, Velma Jewell (Stowers)
1928-1975
Mrs. Velma Jewell Smith, died Friday, April 18, at her home at River after a brief illness. Born at Hager, WV on January 27, 1928, she was the daughter of Clay Stowers and the late Lena Richmond Stowers. Surviving are four sons, Kenneth Queen, Lundale, WV, Woodrow Smith, Jr., U. S. Navy, Robert Smith and David Smith, both of River and four daughters, Linda Taylor and Wanda Russell, both of Columbus, OH, Judy Borders, Ft. Knox and Marsheila Smith, River. Other survivors include two brothers and three sisters, Jack Stowers, Mallory, WV, Charles Stowers, Amherstdale, WV, Mildred McClung, Lake City, TN, Betty Lusk, Amherstdale, WV, and Barbra McClung, McConnell, WV. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of funeral services which were held Sunday, April 20, at the Middle Fork Baptist Church, Sweetland, WV. John McClung officiated at the services, and burial followed in the Porter Cemetery at Myra, WV. Paintsville, Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
SPARKS, Belva
1975
Miss Belva Sparks, died Wednesday, April 16, after a brief illness, in Port Charlotte, FL. Born in Lawrence Co., Miss Sparks was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Henry and Sarah Boggs Sparks. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Holbrook, Paintsville, and Mrs. Thelma Juergensmeyer, Port Charlotte, FL, and two nephews, Henry C. Holbrook, Paintsville, and Julian Juangensmeyer, Port Charlotte, FL. Funeral services for Miss Sparks were held Saturday, April 19, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Albert Smith officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Conley, Bromley Patton, Tucker Howard, Roy VanHoose, Dr. John W. Turner, and W. D. "Bill" Salyer. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
STAMBAUGH, Margie (Ratliff)
1925-1975
Margie Stambaugh, the wife of Solomon Stambaugh, died in Ypsilanti, MI, Saturday, April 12 following a brief illness. Born in Johnson County on June 21, 1925, Mrs. Stambaugh was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Taylor Ratliff. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, James Stambaugh of Belleville, MI and Eddie Stambaugh of Ypsilanti, five grandchildren, a brother, Marvin Ratliff of Raleigh, NC, and two sisters, Ruby Thacker of Ypsilanti and Fannie Wells of West Van Lear. Funeral services for Mrs. Stambaugh were held today, April 16 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Revs. Buell C. Ferguson and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
SWAIN, Melvin Jr.
1908-1975
Melvin Swain, Sr., 66, died April 4 in a Pikeville hospital following a short illness. The son of the late William and Mary Penix Swain. Mr. Swain was born in Johnson County on Aug 18, 1908 and was a retired miner. Survivors include a wife, Goldie Adkins Swain; two sons, Jerry L. Swain of Columbus, OH and Melvin D. Swain, Jr. of Brooksville, Oh, three daughters, Betty Hannah of Paintsville, Mary Salisbury of Pikeville, and Phyllis Swain Swartz of Louisville, two brothers, Irvin Swain of Tampa, FL; and Russell Swain of Hartville, OH two sisters, Carrie Conley of West Union, OH and Myrlte DeLong of Suffile, OH and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Monday, April 7 with the Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial followed in the Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1975

   
TIPTON, William
1901-1975
William Tipton, 73, died at his home at Paintsville, Friday, April 18, after an extended illness. The son of Marvin and Sally Johnson Tipton he was born June 15, 1901 and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Carroll Tipton, a son Jimmy of Thealka, a daughter, Ruth VanHoose of Paintsville, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 20, in the Chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Roy Hall officiating. Burial followed in the Carroll Cemetery at Whitehouse with arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
WARD, Walter P.
1913-1975
Walter P. Ward, a 62 year old resident of River, died at his home Friday, April 11. The son of the late J. P. and Sada Blevins Ward, he was born January 13, 1913. Surviving are his wife, Lena Mae Daniel Ward; 3 sons, Walter Ward, Jr. and William Ward both of Arcanum, OH and Johnny Ward of Morraine, OH; 2 daughters, Emma Jean Peaco and Linda Winchester both of Dayton; 3 brothers, Clarence Ward of Trotwood, OH and Edgel and Rassie Ward; 4 sisters, Rose Kale of Eaton, OH and Stevanna, Ivel and Dimple the latter three with last names and addresses unknown. Reverend Michael Carreno officiated at the funeral services for Mr. Ward, held in the Chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home on April 14. Burial was in family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
WEBB, Mollie (Blair)
1904-1975
Mrs. Mollie Blair Webb died April 7 at her Sitka home following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Frank H. and Lummie Webb Blair, she was born February 29, 1904. She is survived by a brother, E. J. Blair of Gallipolis, OH. Funeral services held April 11 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Johnson officiating with Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1975

   
WELLS, Nevard
1911-1975
Nevard Wells, a former resident of Johnson County, died April 17, in Fort Wayne, IN at the age of 63. An employee of Wabash Alloys, Inc. Mr. Wells had resided in Manchester, IN for the past 12 years. He was born Sep 17, 1911, the son of the late Walter Wells and Mary Branham Wells. Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae Webb Wells, whom he married in 1930; one son, John of Wabash; two daughters, Mrs. |Everett (Barbara) Branham, of North Manchester and Mrs. Phillip (Donna Sue) Powers, of Meally; two brothers, Wilbur Wells of Chaplen, WV and Rolland Wells of Van Lear; one sister, Mrs. Exer Cline of Cordell, KY; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services for Mr. Wells were held Monday, April 21, in the Church of Christ in Wabash with burial following in the Laketon Cemetery at Wabash. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Eddingfield-Gerber Funeral Home.  Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, April 23, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, Charles M.
1975
Mr. Charles M. Williams, age 79, of Dayton, KY died Friday, April 18, 1975. Mr. Williams was a school teacher in the Johnson County school system before assuming a position with the U. S. Postal Service in Cincinnati where he served as regional supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Mary Cochran Williams, of Dayton, KY, one daughter, Mrs. Edith Tharp of Ft. Thomas, KY, two sons, William of Ft. Thomas and Robert of Dayton, KY, one sister, Mrs. Emma Frazier of Elna and eight grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1975

   
WOOTEN, Lawton
1903-1975
Lawton Wooton, 71, died Monday, April 14, at his home at Volga after a brief illness. The son of the late Preston and Sally Campbell Wooton, he was born in Leslie County on June 19, 1903, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Lettie Huff Wooton, six sons, Arbert of Chino, CA, Edward of Dayton, Homer of Fairborn, Alvis of Grand Rapids, MI, Robert Paul of Flat Gap. Also surviving are six daughters, Louetta Sturgill of Flat Gap, Marie Gunter of Santa Clara, CA, Mable Braunschweiger of Dayton, Celia Salyer of Flat Gap, Mary Louise Trimble of Louisville; and Terry Jean Wooton of Volga; two brothers, B. C. Wooton of Frankfort and Dennis Wooton, of Salem, IN, one sister, Mae Watkins of Confluence, KY; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 16, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with J. W. Halcomb officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1975



  
MAY - 1975

   
   
  
ADAMS, Toy
1908-1975
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, for Toy Adams, a resident of Paintsville who died Sunday, May 25, at the age of 67. Born March 26, 1908, Mr. Adams was the son of the late William P. and Rose Caudill Adams. He was a native of Magoffin County and owned and operated the Salyersville Market for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora Lemaster Adams, whom he married in 1931; two sons, Bill Adams of Oil Springs and Roger Adams of Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Otto (Betty Lou) Baldridge, Jr., and Mrs. Paul C. (Barbara Fay) Auxier, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Ted Adams of Paintsville and Charles Adams of Monticello; two sisters, Mrs. Zed Conley and Mrs. Charles Rice, both of Salyersville and three grandchildren, Dora Denise Auxier, Roger Toy Ray Adams, and William Keith Adams. Reverend Willard Brown officiated at the funeral services with interment following in the Adams family cemetery at Wheelersburg. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dunn and Kelley Funeral Home of Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

  
CASTLE, Calvin
1949-1975
A mining accident in Morgan County last Saturday, May 3, took the life of a Nippa resident, Calvin Castle, who was pronounced dead on arrival at the Paintsville Hospital. An employee of United Energies of Paintsville, Castle was working on an operation owned by Caudill Brothers when he was pulled into an auger. Funeral services for Castle were held Tuesday, May 6, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church by James Kelly Caudill, M. W. Womack, Jr., and Bill Meadows with burial following in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Chandlersville Lodge, 858 F & AM conducted Masonic services Monday evening. The son of Tom and Ruth VanHoose Castle, of Lowmansville, he was born August 8, 1949, and was a member of the Chandlersville Lodge and the Urbana Eastern Star 530. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Sandra Jill Hayslip Castle, one son, Todd Conrad Castle at home, one daughter, Miss Tracy Lee Castle, at home; two brothers, Tommy and David Castle, both of Lowmansville and a sister, Mrs. Pamela Gay Fraley of Wittensville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1975 ----------------------------- Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, for Calvin Castle, 25, of Tutor Key, who died as the result of a mining accident on Saturday, May 3. An equipment operator for Untied Energies, Mrs. Castle was a member of the Chandlersville Lodge, 858 F & AM and  the Urbana Eastern Star, 530. He was the son of Thomas and Ruth VanHoose Castle, who survive. Also surviving are his wife, Sandra Jill Hayslip Castle; one son, Todd Castle, at home, one daughter, Traci, at home, two brothers, Tommy Castle and David Keith Castle, both of Lowmansville, and a sister Pamela Gaye Fraley of Wittensville. Officiating ministers at the services held in the Mouth of Rush Enterprise Baptist Church at Nippa, were James Kelly Caudill, Bill Meadows, and M. T. Womack, Jr.. Burial was in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville, serving as pallbearers were Gale Castle, Wayne VanHoose, Don Ross, Terry Hayslip, Butch Hayslip, Pat Flannigan, Jimmy Karg, Dick Keeran, Larry Taylor, and Nick Pack. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1975

   
CAUDILL, Lizzie (Castle)
1930-1975
After a brief illness, Mrs. Lizzie Ellen Caudill, passed away at the age of 44 on May 20 in a Lexington hospital. She was residing in Thealka. Mrs. Caudill was born May 31, 1930, the daughter of Noah and Katie Castle. She was a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church. Mrs. Caudill is survived by her husband, Willis Caudill, and her mother. Also surviving are two sons, James Caudill of Thealka and Terry Caudill at home; three daughters, Anna Jewell, Debbie Sue and Barbara Ellen Caudill, all at home; one sister, Mrs. Louella Conrad of Flint, MI; seven brothers, Elmer and Noah Castle of Mount Gilead, OH; Clifton Castle of Edison, OH; Clinton Castle of Urbana, OH; Jimmy Castle of Christiansburg, OH, Clarence Castle of New Albany, IN; and Joe Castle of Bellefontaine, OH; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 23 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church. The officiating ministers were Florida Lyons, Lonza Reed and O. I. Williams. Burial took place at the Old Hood Cemetery in Lawrence County under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday May 28, 1975

   
CHURCH, Ora Staggs
1897-1975
Sunday, May 25, Ora Staggs Church passed away at her home at the age of 77. She was born in Lawrence County on November 5, 1897, the daughter of the late Johnathon and Sarah Johnson Murray. She belonged to the Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Henry Church; 1 son Edmund Staggs of Cleveland, OH; a daughter, Irene Staggs of Ashland, KY 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday m May 28, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Reverend Don Fraley was the officiating minister. Burial was in Staggs Cemetery at Thealka under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
CONLEY, William C.
1926-1975
William C. Conley of Paintsville died in an accidental fall Tuesday, in Martin County. Conley, 48, reportedly was working for the Ohio firm of First Colony Construction Company on construction of a coal silo at Island Creek’s Peblar Mine, near the Pike County line. A scaffolding on which he was working collapsed, according to preliminary information, and Conley fell nearly 70 feet. The body was taken to the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, No information was available at press time concerning funeral arrangements. Mr. Conley is survived by his wife, Mae, a son and daughter at home, Billy and Becky Conley, and two married daughters, Mrs. Earl Lee (Pam) Castle and Mrs. Joe (Pat) Porter. Two grandchildren also survive along with six brothers, Bert Conley of Flat Gap, John Conley of Wittensville, Herschell Conley of Alabama and Roy , Jim and Curtis Conley, all of Columbus, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Arms of Chesapeake, OH. The commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Ward Club, Conley also served as president of the United Mine Workers Association, district 30 and was part owner of the C and C Newsstand in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1975 Obit. in Paintsville Herald 5/21/1975 ------------------------------- William C. Conley died May 13 in Martin County at the age of 49 as the result of a mining accident. Mr. Conley was the son of the late Smith and Grace Preston Conley. He was born April 28, 1926 in Garth. He was employed by the First Colony Construction Company, he was also president of U.M.W.A. local 8364, and Commander of V.F.W. Surviving, are his wife, Mae Stricklin Conley; a son, William Allen Conley of Paintsville; 3 daughters, Patricia Mae Porter and Rebecca Susan Conley both of Paintsville; and Pamela Colleen Castle of Lowmansville; one sister, Katheren Arms of Chesapeake, OH; 6 brothers, Ray Conley and Curtis Conley of Columbus, OH, James Conley of Washing C.H., OH; Hershell Conley of Athens, OH, Bert Conley of Oil Springs and John Conley of Wittensville. Gravesite rites were conducted by the V. F. W. with state service officer John Williams participating on Friday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church in Nippa. Reverends James Kelly Caudill and M. T. Womack officiated.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1975

   
COX, W. H.
1975
One of Paintsville’ best-known businessmen, W. H. Cox, died Monday after a brief illness. Dr. Cox, 85, retired in 1969 as the chief executive officer of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Paintsville. He had directed the organization since its founding in 1937, its transition from a small second-story office to one of the city’s leading financial institutions. After retirement, he continued to serve as director emeritus, and worked on several special projects for the association. During his career he held offices in state and in national savings and loan associations. He also was active in Kiwanis, in the Paintsville Development Company, and in a series of civic projects aimed at the betterment of the city and county. He is survived by his wife, Ella Webb Cox, with whom he recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Dalzell, a granddaughter, Janet Majakey, two grandsons, Paul and Andrew Cox, and two great grandchildren. A son, Byrd Cox, died in 1957. A brother, J. Oscar Cox, lived in Pittsburgh, and another brother, Lowman K. Cox and a sister, Mrs. J. S. Sadler, live in Huntington. Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Burial will be in the Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1975

  
CRISLIP, Plura (Ramey)
1889-1975
Mrs. Plura Ramey Crislip, 85, passed away at her home in Milford Center, OH, Sunday, May 18. Born in Volga, October 16, 1889, Mrs. Crislip was the daughter of the late Sarah and Thomas Ramey. She had resided in Milford Center since 1958, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Surviving Mrs. Crislip are her husband, Willie Crislip; three sons, Redmond Crislip of Ashland, Hershell Crislip of Volga, and Paris Crislip of Kettering, OH; three daughters, Nova Estep of Milford Center, Lorena Clark of Kettering, and Geneva Blair of Miamisburg, OH; one brother, Erwin Ramey of Warsaw, IN; one sister, Ethel Lemaster of Newcastle, OH; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Burial took place in Milford Center. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1975

      
DANIEL, Sallie (Ward)
1888-1975
At the age of 87, Sallie Daniel passed way in the home of her daughter, Ena Mae Childers at Thelma Sunday, May 25.  Mrs. Daniel was the daughter of the late Asbury and Laura Bell Price Ward and was born March 24, 1888. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Daniel, who died august 28, 1946.  She was a member of the Regular Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are 3 sons; J. R. Daniel of Jacksonville,  Fl., A. B. Daniel of Williamsport, and Virgil Daniel of Cincinnati, OH; 2 daughters, Opal Ward of River and Ena Mae Childers of Thelma; 1 sister, Mrs. Ella Johnson of Thelma; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Thelma. The officiating ministers were Avery Lowe, Paul Keaton, and Teddy R. Hall. Pallbearers were Mike Childers, Frank Daniel, Troy Ward, Carl Ward, Phillip Ward, Lewis Ward, and Ralph Ward.  Burial was in family cemetery at Thelma under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975.

  
DANIELS, Scott
1884-1975
Scott Daniels died at his home Friday, May 23, at the age of 91. Mr. Daniels was born February 13, 1884, in Thealka. He was the son of the late David and Katherine Burton Daniels. He worked as a coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Lena VanHoose Daniels; a son, James Daniels of Fort Pierce, Fl; 4 daughters, Mrs. Sam Picklesimer of Flatwoods; Mrs. M. B. Howard of Lowmansville; Mrs. Edith Holbrook of Belfonte; and Mrs. Evelyn Robinson of Thealka; one brother, Lonzo Daniels of Van Lear; one sister, Nora Moore of Ironton, OH. The funeral was held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Monday, May 26. The officiating ministers were O. I. Williams and C. J. Sparks.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
FANNIN, Charles Vencil
1975
Charles Vencill Fannin, 81, of Jackson, OH, passed away Saturday, May 3. Born in Paintsville, KY, Mr. Fannin had lived in Jackson County, OH for 16 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Donna Rice Fannin, whom he married in 1914, six sons, Granville E. Fannin of Trenton, MI, Bryant W. and Frank M. Fannin of Kettering, OH, Charles M. Fannin of Lakewood, CA, Gerald C. Fannin of Jackson and John B. Fannin of Petoskey, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Mary J. Ealey of Smithfield, VA, Mrs. Phyllis J. Wells of Ypsilanti, MI, and Mrs. Nancy Martin of Ann Arbor, MI; one brother, George Fannin of Columbus, two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Preston of Olive Hill and Mrs. Hazel Chandler of Paintsivlle; 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Fannin were held May 5 at the Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home in Minford, OH, with Elders Basil Blair, Samuel Murray and Arnie Murray officiating. Burial was in the Mountain Ridge Cemetery of Jackson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1975

  
FRANKLIN, Neva (Price)
1920-1975
Saturday, May 31, Neva Lee Franklin passed away at a local hospital at the age of 55. Mrs. Franklin was the daughter of Green and Gertrude Fannin Price, and was born April 12, 1920. She is survived by her husband, Estill Franklin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Fugate and Miss Judy Franklin, both of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters, Eula Castlee and Essie Slone both of Thelma. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Tom Sammons and Charles Price were the officiating ministers. Burial was in Price cemetery at Thelma under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

  
FRAZIER, Rev. Alfred Jr.
1921-1975
Saturday, May 31, Reverend Alfred Frazier, Jr. died as a result of a drowning accident in Lawrence County. He was 53. He was born in Johnson County on November 19, 1921, the son of Alfred Frazier, Sr., and Terrie Ratliff.  Rev. Frazier was a retired iron worker, and was pastor of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church. He is survived by his wife Alka Mead Frazier, and his parents. Also surviving are 2 sons, Jimmie B. Frazier and Frankie A. Frazier both of Staffordsville; one daughter, Karen Music of Dayton, OH; 5 brothers, Fred Frazier and Gary Frazier of Ashland, James Frazier of Columbus, OH, Cecil Frazier of Galion, OH, and Billy Frazier of Marion, OH; 2 sisters, Ernestine Centers of Hager Hill and Audrey Stepp of Galion, OH; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday, June 3 at 11 a.m.  with Norman Roberts and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

  
FRAZIER, Johnny
1959-1975
A drowning accident took the life of Johnny Wayne Frazier, age 15, in Lawrence County, Saturday, May 31. He was the son of Reverend Alfred Frazier, Jr., and Alka Meade Frazier and was born in Johnson County, December 1, 1959.  He was a sophomore at Johnson Central and was a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church.  He is survived by his mother and two brothers, Jimmie B. Frazier and Frankie A. Frazier, both of Staffordsville; and one sister, Karen Music of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Norman and John Frank Ratliff were the officiating ministers. Burial was in church cemetery at Staffordsville under the arrangements and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
HITCHCOCK, Freddie
1920-1975
Freddie Hitchcock, a 54 year old resident of Denver, died at his home on May 8, following an extended illness. Born July 7, 1920, he was the son of Eddie and Hannah Baldwin Hitchcock, who survive. Also surviving are his wife, Ella Faye Ratliff Hitchcock, three sons, Roger Dean Hitchcock of Cincinnati, OH, and Freddie Carroll and Mike Hitchcock, both of Denver, three daughters, Nancy, Peggy and Sue Hitchcock, all at home, a brother, Willie Hitchcock of Hager Hill, two sisters, Bethal Blair of Denver and Betty McCarty of Wabash, IN and one grandchild. Funeral services for Mr. Hitchcock were held Saturday, May 10, in the Liberty Baptist Church at Denver with Reverends Don Fraley and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Denver with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1975

  
HILL, Edith (Preston)
1911-1975
After an extensive illness, Edith Short Hill passed away, May 25, in Huntington, WV at the age of 63. Mrs. Short Hill was born August 30, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of I. D. and Malta Howe Preston. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Regular Primitive Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Hill, her parents, 3 sisters, Leona Wallen and Betty Wallen of Williamsport and Patty Schwartz of Dayton, OH; three brothers, Virgil Preston of Cincinnati, OH, Harold L. Preston of Williamsport, and Paul Preston of Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Short Hill’s grandsons serves as pallbearers at the funeral, which took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Avery Lowe, Paul Keaton, and Dan Adkins were the officiating ministers.  Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Williamsport under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
HOLBROOK, Exer (Ward)
1899-1975
Exer Holbrook died at her home in Williamsport, Friday, May 16, 1975 at the age of 75  after a brief illness.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenis Holbrook. She was born Dec 27, 1899, the daughter of the late Asbury and Laura Bell Ward. She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  She is survived by one son, Kenis Holbrook, Jr. or Marion, OH, 7 daughters, Betty Ward of Columbus, OH; Doris Lee of Point Pleasant, WV, Dorothy Childers of Thelma, Kathreen Daniels, Gwen Williamson, Pauline Duty, and Juanita Preston all of Williamsport; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Johnson and Mrs. Sally Daniels both of Thelma.  Funeral services were held at 11 am Sunday, May 18, 1975 at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church in Williamsport. The officiating ministers were Nim Sturgill, Earl Muncy, Glen Arrowood, and Charles Price. Burial was in family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1975

   
JONES, A. R.
1882-1975
A. R. (Abie) Jones passed away Friday, May 30, at the age of 93. He was born April 25, 1882, the son of Lemuel and Celina Crislip Jones in Johnson County. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Sarah Blevins Jones preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Lemmie Jones and Curtis Jones both of Sitka; 2 daughters, Jessie Mapes of Springfield, OH and Vivian Conley of Enon, OH; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church Monday, at 1 p.m.. The officiating ministers were Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels. Burial was in family cemetery at Sitka under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

    
KEATON, Esta (Fyffe)
1903-1975
Mrs. Esta Keaton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Lemaster, of Flat Gap, on Wednesday, May 7, at the age of 71. A native of Morgan County who lived several years in Waverly, OH, Mrs. Keaton was the widow of Sanford lee Keaton, who died in 1947, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Pilot and Martha Cox Fyffe and was born July 8, 1903. Surviving are four sons, Claudie Herschell, Vonnie Leon, and Vinson Emerson Keaton, all of Waverly, OH and Raymond Keaton of Piketon, OH; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Lemaster of Flat Gap; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Willie Fyffe of West Liberty and two sisters, Mrs. Addie Keaton of Fort Pierce, FL and Mrs. Bessie Lemaster of Ashland. Funeral services for Mrs. Keaton were held Saturday, May 10, in the United Baptist Church at Moon, KY, with J. T. Bailey, Lowell Ferguson and Paul E. Keaton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Sherman Cemetery at Moon, with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1975

  
MOLLETTE, Elijah
1901-1975
Mr. Elijah Mollette, died at the age of 73 Wednesday, May 28, at a local hospital. Mr. Mollette was the son of the late W. T. and Mollie Spriggs Mollette, and was born Sep 5, 1901 at Boons Camp. He was residing at East Point at the time of his death. He was a retired coal miner, formerly employed by United Mine Workers Association. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, Alma Daniels Mollette; three sons, Clarence Mollette of Cincinnati, OH; Lawrence Mollette of East Point; and Elijah Mollette, Jr. of Louisville; two daughters, Carrie Mullins of East Point, and Sylvia Davis of Cincinnati; four brothers, Ed Mollette and W. T. Mollette, both of Boons Camp; Ali Mollette of Meally, and Sammy Mollette of Paintsville; four sisters, Caroline Staniford of Boons Camp, Lizzie Webb of Columbus, OH, Manda Staniford of Paintsville, and Clara Prater of Geneva, OH; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Saturday, May 31. The officiating ministers were Lifes VanHoose and William Amburgey. Burial was at the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
NOEL, Rush
1939-1975
Rush Noel passed away Friday, May 16, at the age of 36. Born Feb 21, 1939, she was the daughter of Tom and Stella Sadler Music. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Noel is survived by her husband, Donald Wallace Noel, and her father. Also surviving are her son, Donald A. Noel, at home; her half-brothers, Lesco Music of Nippa, Pasco Music of Ulysses, Jim Music of Irvin, three half sisters, Madge Hale of Columbus, OH; Florence Smith and Minerva Risener, both of Lima, OH; four brothers, Eugene Music of Columbus, OH, Estill Music of Lima, OH, Charles Music of Dayton, OH and Ernest Music of Galloway, OH, five sisters, Eva Lee of Lima, OH, Juanita Kodak of Mansfield, OH; Ernestine Music, Nancy Music and Mary Slone all of Huntington, IN. Funeral services were held Monday, May 19 at 3:30 p m at the Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville, KY. Joe Pulley was the officiating minister. Burial was at the New Salem Cemetery, in Nortonville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 21, 1975

  
NORMAN, Ruby (Akers)
1902-1975
Mrs. Ruby Akers Norman, 73, passed away Sunday, May 17, in a local hospital after a brief illness. Born March 12, 1902, Mrs. Norman was the daughter of the late James E. and Margaret Music Akers. She was retired from A.S.C., and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, James L. Norman of East Chicago, IL and her daughter, Mrs. Frank Davis of Sitka; two sisters, Mrs. Dwight Brown of Barboursville and Mrs. Howard Stevens of Flatwoods; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 20 in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Officiating minister was John Sammons and burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1975

  
OSBORNE, Calvin
1893-1975
Calvin Osborne, 82, died at his Sitka home on Tuesday, May 6, following an extended illness. The son of the late Asbury and Sally Roark Osborne, he was born March 4, 1893. Mr. Osborne was a retired miner and member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vannie Estep Osborne; five daughters, Louise Verville of Columbus, Nancy Caudill of Jasper, OH, Mildred Lemaster of Sitka, Lorraine Salyers of Flat Gap and Cova June Francis of Nippa; one sister, Lizzie Osborne; ten grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Osborne were held Friday, May 9 in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka with Reverends Francis Rose and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Osborne Cemetery at Sitka with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1975

       
PENIX, Sandra Kay (Ward)
1943-1975
Sandra Kay Penix, died at the age of 31, Thursday, May 22. She was born in Johnson County on June 9, 1943, the daughter of Aaron and Exer Wells Ward. She worked as a merchant, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Penix is survived by her husband, John Melvin Penix, and her mother. Also surviving are her two sons, Craig and Victor Penix, both at home; two daughters, Eadie and Jacqualine Penix, both at home; and two sisters, Louise Penix of Boons Camp and Doris Ann Howard of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25 at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. Darrell Ratliff and Lonnie Ratliff were the officiating ministers. Burial took place at the family cemetery at Boons Camp under the arrangements of the Jones-- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
PICKLESIMER, Michelle Rae
1975-1975
Michelle Rae Picklesimer, daughter of Arthur Ray and Effie Craft Picklesimer, died in infancy May 14, at a local hospital. She is survived by one brother, Dwight Blair, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Brenda and Sheila Blair, all at home. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 16 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Officiating at the service was Rev. Clarence Lemaster. Burial was under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home at the Old Hood Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1975

  
REYNOLDS, Lillian Lee (Fisher)
1926-1975
After an extended illness, Mrs. Lillian Lee Fisher Reynolds, age 49, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, May 25. Mrs. Reynolds was born March 31, 1926 in Van Lear. She was the daughter of Frank and Dolly Gullett Fisher. Her father is now deceased. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Harvey Reynolds, and her mother; her son, Ronald J. Reynolds, at home; two daughters, Peggy Lee Reynolds, at home and Mrs. Joyce Claudette Billbrey of Detroit, MI, one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Marshall of New Carlisle, OH; one brother, Woodrow Fisher of Dayton, OH, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Preston Funeral Home chapel. Bruce Daniels and Virgil Howard were the officiating ministers. Burial was at the family cemetery at Turner Branch under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
STURGILL, Dr. Edgar Gordon
1926-1975
Dr. Edgar Gordon Sturgill, 49, Route 3, Pikeville, was killed May 4, while operating a tractor on his farm at Webbville. Born Feb 27, 1926, in Pike County, he was the son of Grace Brainard Sturgill and the late Edgar Kimbale Sturgill. He was married to Dorothy Lee Ward of River, June 6, 1948. He was a member of the church of "Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". After graduating from Betsy Layne High School, he served in the Navy during World War II. He attended Pikeville College and the University of Louisville and then entered the College of Dentistry at the University of Louisville. Dr. Sturgill also taught school one year in Floyd County. For the past twelve years he had his office at Wheelwright. Dr. Sturgill was a member of the American Dental Organization, the Academy of General Dentistry, of the Masonic Lodge, Hebron Lodge No. 757, F & AM and a past president of the Kentucky Mountain Dental Society. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Ward Sturgill; one son, Marcus Gordon Sturgill, his mother, Mrs. Grace Brainard Sturgill; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Muriel Dye, Salt Lake City, UT; three brothers, Leonard Ermal Sturgill, Montgomery, MI, Norman Sturgill, Harold, and A. D. Sturgill, Pikeville. Active pallbearers were Joe B. Steele, Bob Hurt, J. D. Sturgill, Walter M. Fannin, Dr. Blake Sanders, Dr. Wm. O. Allen, Dr. Jack Gross, Dr. Joe T. Hyden and Dr. Wm. Blair. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Boldman, with president John Fanning, Rev. C. J. Sparks and Elder Harold S. Baker officiating. Interment was made in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, under direction of J. W. Call and Son Funeral Home of Pikeville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1975

   
SUBLETT, Walter
1914-1975
Walter Sublett, 60, of Ashland was dead on arrival at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at King’s Daughters’ Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Sublett was born August 18, 1914, in Johnson County, a son of the late Dallas and Jane Osborne Sublett. He was an employee of Armco Steel Corp., in the maintenance department for 21 years and was a resident of Ashland for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Ruth Castle Sublett; two sons, Ronald G. Sublett of Rt. 2, Catlettsburg, and Ronald L. Sublett of Summit; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Rothwell and Mrs. Leliah Wheeler, both of Ashland, and Mrs. Dorothy Wyatt and Billie Meade, both of Johnson county, three brothers, Hobart Sublett of Lima, OH; James Sublett of Johnson County, and Wilbur Sublett of Marion, IN; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Miller Funeral Home by Bill Ford, minister. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1975

   
VANHOOSE, Ova
1923-1975
After a brief illness, Ova Lee VanHoose passed away May 15, at the age of 51. He was born September 16, 1923, the son of Glenn and Lillie Lemaster VanHoose, who are now deceased. He was employed as a factory worker in McArthur, OH. He is survived by two sons, Robert Lee VanHoose of Columbus, OH, and Billy VanHoose of Toledo, OH; three daughters, Anna June VanHoose, Judy VanHoose, and Carol VanHoose, all of Toledo, three brothers, Kenneth and Francis VanHoose, of River and Ralph VanHoose of Dayton, OH, three sisters, Gladys Perkins of New Carlisle, OH: Jeanetta Larick of Dayton, OH, and DeLoris Jean Hayes of Charley, KY. Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church in Lowmansville. Reverends Charles Stapleton and James K. Caudill officiated. Burial took place in the VanHoose Cemetery at River under the arrangements and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1975

   
WARD, Walter Scott
1900-1975
Walter Scott Ward passed away at his home Thursday, May 29, at the age of 75.  Born April 2, 1900 he was the son of the late Milt and Mary Jane Ward. He worked as a miner and farmer.  Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Clara Bowen Ward, five sons, Logan Ward and Elmer Ward both of Paintsville, Clyde Ward of Tutor Key; Walter Ward and James Ward both residing in FL; five daughters, Helen Conoril of Penn, OH; Carma Lee Spears of Butler, OH; Katie Brown of WV; Anna Lee Coalgrove of FL; and Lorraine Miller of Paintsville; one sister, Sarah Baldridge of Williamsport.  Funeral services held Sunday, June 1 at the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Tom Sammons and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Meally under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975

   
WHITTAKER, William B. 1922-1975 Wednesday, May 25, William B. Whittaker passed away at a local hospital at the age of 53. The son of Mathew and Ida Rowland Whittaker, he was born January 13, 1922 in Johnson County.  He was employed as a miner and was a member of Van Lear Lodge 885 F & AM. He is survived by his son, William Roy Whittaker of East Point and his daughter, Carletta Ruth Caldwell of Prestonsburg. Also surviving are 4 brothers, Ballard Whittaker of New Lexington, OH; Charlie Whittaker and Johnnie Whittaker both of Columbus, OH; Ora Lee Whittaker of Florida; and Thurman Whittaker of East Point; and one grandchild. Reverend Bill Jaggers was the officiating minister at the funeral which took place at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1975


  
    
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BLAIR, Sarah (Blair)
1891-1975
Sarah Blair passed away at a local hospital Saturday, June 7 at the age of 83. She was born July 19, 1891 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Blair. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Blair. Surviving are 2 sons: Arlie Blair and Raleigh Blair both of Louisville; 5 daughters, Tryphena Brown of Louisville; Mary Elizabeth Daniel of New Albany, Ind., Glada Daniel of New Middletown, Ind., Vertrece Graham of Monroe, OH.,, Ada Reed of Middletown, OH; a brother, Crate Blair of Denver; 24 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 9 at the Beechwall United Baptist Church. Lonza Reed, Basil Blair, and Francis Blair were the officiating ministers. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at Denver under the arrangement and direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

     
BOGGS, Deborah (O'Bryan)
1955-1975
After a brief illness, Deborah Jean Boggs passed away Monday, June 23 at the Brooks Army Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She was 20. Born in Johnson County, April 20, 1955, she was the daughter of Ernest and Eveleana Conley O’Bryan of Staffordsville. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving Mrs. Boggs are her husband, Rex Boggs, a daughter, Alena Dawn Boggs, at home, a brother, Ernest Eugene O’Bryan, stationed at Camp LeJune, NC; a sister, Vickie Jewell Boggs of Killeen, TX; maternal grandmother, Easter Conley of Van Lear and paternal grandmother, Esta O’Bryan of Staffordsville. Tuesday, June 25, funeral services were held at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Reverends Bruce Daniels and Kenny Pelphrey were the officiating ministers. Burial was at the O’Bryan Cemetery in Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1975

   
BUTCHER, Arnold
1900-1975
Tuesday June 3, Arnold Butcher passed away at the age of 75. He died in Miami, Fl, after an extensive illness. Born Oct3, 1900, he was the son of the late Ballard and Lura Debord Butcher. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Price Butcher, two sons, George Butcher of Columbus, OH and Arnold Roger Butcher of Miami, FL; three daughters, Mrs. Lennie Williams of SC; Mrs. Bonnie Maynard of Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Vennitta Pease of Miami, FL; a brother, Earl Butcher of Boons Camp, three sisters, Elva Mollette, Edna Preston, and Mary Preston, all of Boons Camp; and seven grandchildren. Friday, June 6, the funeral took place at the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp. Ministers were Nim Sturgill, Ivan Butcher and Everett Crum. Burial was at the Butcher family cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

   
CASTLE, Samuel
1920-1975
Sunday, June 8, Samuel Castle passed away at his home in Thealka at the age of 55. He was born in Johnson County, May 12, 1920, the son of the late Lindsay and Stella Charles Castle. Surviving are one brother, Elbert Castle of Thealka, and two sisters, Bessie Hall of West Virginia and Mary Charles of Waverly, OH. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 11. The officiating minister was Reverend Don Fraley. Burial took place at the family cemetery in Lowmansville, under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

    
CAUDILL, Kirk
1915-1975
After three months of illness, Kirk Caudill, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, June 8, at the age of 59. Born Oct 19, 1915, he was the son of Charlie and Gracie Arms Caudill. He worked for the C & O Railroad Company. Surviving Mr. Caudill are this mother and his wife, Lucy Jackson Caudill; a son, Tillman Caudill of Oil Springs; two daughters, Sylvia Tackett of Louisville and Janet Conley of Salyersville; two brothers, Hager Caudill of Lemoyne, OH; and Edward Caudill of Perrysburg, OH; two sisters, Ethel Williams of Staffordsville, and Marie Rice of Oil Springs; and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. The officiating ministers were Revs. Melvin Blanton and Charles Stapleton. Burial took place at the Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  June 11, 1975

   
CLARKE, Evelyn (Fairchild)
1919-1975
At the age of 56, Evelyn (Midge) Clarke passed away Saturday, June 28 in Louisville. Born January 23, 1919, she was the daughter of Tuck and Lydia Fairchild of Thealka. Self-employed as owner of the Clarke Motel in Louisville, she was of the Protestant faith. She is survived by her husband, Harry Gorden Clarke; a son, Paul E. Walker of Louisville; a daughter, Peggy Louise Ratliff of Van Lear; two brothers, Wilburn Fairchild of Oil Springs, and Edward Fairchild of Dayton, OH; one sisters, Lillie Clifton of Van Lear; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Reverends Irvin Castle, Tommy VanHoose and Hobert Slone were the officiating ministers, Burial was at the family cemetery in Thealka under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1975

   
CISCO, Ernest
1917-1975
After a brief illness, Ernest Cisco passed away Thursday, June 5, at a local hospital at the age of 58. The son of the late John and Harriett Honeycutt Cisco. Mr. Cisco was born in Johnson County, November 1917. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are five brothers, Estil Cisco and Elmen Cisco, both of Meally, Paris Cisco of West Van Lear, and Esau Cisco of Paintsville, and Lemul Cisco of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 7, at the Buffalo United Baptist Church in Meally. The officiating ministers were Charles Price and Nim Sturgill. Burial was at the Shade Ward Cemetery at Van Lear under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

  
CONLEY, Beulah (Brown)
1901-1975
Mrs. Beulah Brown Conley, age 74, passed away Saturday, June 21 at a Lexington hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Johnson County March 3, 1901, and was the daughter of the late Lewis and Julia Arrowood Brown. A life-long resident of Lowmansville, she was also a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Charlie Conley, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Connie Auxier of Lowmansville; a brother, William Brown of Tutor Key; a half brother, Gilbert Brown of Columbus, a sister, Gus Akers of Tutor Key; two half sisters, Blanch Marie Brown and Lillie May Brown, both of Lowmansville, also two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the residence, with Reverends Byrd Webb and Bruce Daniels as officiating ministers. Burial was at the Conley Family Cemetery in Lowmansville under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1975

  
CONLEY, Paul E.
1924-1975
At the age of 50, Paul E. Conley passed away after a brief illness, Tuesday, June 17 at a Lexington Hospital. He was born October 29, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Vern and Myrtle McFaddin Conley. Mr. Conley was employed by the city of Paintsville as an assistant fire chief. Surviving are his mother, two sons, Paul Thomas Conley of South Boston, Mass. And Michael Conley of Paintsville, a daughter Patricia Ann Clayton, also of South Boston; six brothers, George Conley of Thealka, Charles Conley of Mansfield, OH, Robert Conley of Oak Harbor, OH, Harold Conley of Mariox, IN, and Bill Conley and Clifford Conley, both of Paintsville and one grandchild. Funeral services were held a the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 18. Officiating ministers were the Reverends Don Fraley and Norman Roberts. Burial took place at the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1975

  
DALE, Betty Allene (Fairchild)
1937-1975
Betty Allene Dale passed away Monday, June 2 at a local hospital at the age of 37. She was the daughter of Derman and Minnie Daniel Fairchild, and was born in Johnson County, November 8, 1937. She was a school teacher in the Floyd County school system and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John Dale, Jr; a brother, Robert Fairchild of Dayton, OH; a sister, Avonelle Worsham of Niceville, Fl. Pallbearers at the funeral which was held Thursday, June 5 at the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, were Ronald Hager, Carolos Neeley, John Shepherd, Lloyd Wells, Edgar Craft, Frank McGuire and Franklin Honeycutt. The officiating minister was Reverend W. D. Jaggers.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

   
HOLBROOK, Sarah E. (Rowland)
1884-1975
Sarah E. Holbrook, died Monday, June 16 at a local nursing home at the age of 95. She was born August 16, 1884 in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Riley and Julia Keaton Rowland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Holbrook in 1959. Surviving are three sons, Walter Holbrook and Dewy Holbrook, both of Thelma, and Denzil Holbrook of Wheelwright, two daughters, Verna Blanton of Oil Springs and Mrs. Bill Barker of Betsy Layne, 27 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the New Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma. The officiating ministers were Nim Sturgill and Glenn Arrowood. Burial was at the family cemetery at Thelma under the direction and arrangement of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

   
JOSEPH, Callie
1923-1975
Callie Joseph, died at his home in Paintsville, at the age of 54 Wednesday, June 4. He was born April 23, 1923, the son of Levi and Nan Patrick Joseph. The owner of Maggard & Joseph, he was a member of the First Christian Church, served on the city council, belonged to Paintsville 381 F&AM, and the El Hasa Shrine in Ashland. He is survived by his wife, Girlden Maggard Josephl one son, Jack B. Joseph of Paintsville; a brother, Emmery Joseph of Paintlick; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Day and Mrs. Rossie Allen, both of Paintlick and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Friday, June 6. Pall bearers were Orville Daniels, Doug Spriggs, Harold Meeks, Frank Collins, Pete Phelps, Doug Phelps and Ova Jones, Robert Baldwin, Mac Baldwin, John Roberson, Paul Prater, Earl Mollett. The officiating minister was Tim Johnson. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

   
KISHBAUGH, Edith (Herald)
1914-1975
Edith Herald Kishpaugh passed away Friday, June 13, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil V. Kishpaugh in 1961. Born September 9, 1914, at Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Osie Osborn and Jeff Herald. Mrs. Kishpaugh was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and Rebecca Lodge 31 of Prestonsburg. She was a nursing instructor at Mayo Vocational School for eight years and worked at the Rehabilitation Center at Thelma for the past year. She leaves one daughter, Marlene Lee, and one grandson, Jimmy, both of Paintsville; one stepson, Roscoe Kishpaugh of Independence, Kansas; two sisters, Quanita Clifton of Dwale, and Geneva Jordan of Richmond, CA; two brothers, Edgar Herald of Langley, and Thomas H. Herald, of Marietta, GA; two aunts, Sola Blackburn and Hettie Puckett and 14 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 16 at the Mayo Methodist Church by Reverend Leslie Rogers. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park in Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

   
MCCARTY, Cecil L.
1923-1975
Mr. Cecil L. McCarty, 52, died Sunday, June 29, after a brief illness, in Doctors West Hospital in Columbus, OH. The son of the late Grats McCarty and Gladys Lemaster, who survives, he was born in Johnson County, March 27, 1923. He was a resident of Columbus, OH and was disabled. He is survived by his wife, Della Jenkins McCarty; four sons, Jesse, Eugene and John all of Columbus and Grats of Mt. Gield, OH. Also four daughter, Wanda Delong, Commercial Point, OH, Ann Stevenson, Columbus, Shirley Lemaster, Keaton, and Gloria Mae McCarty, Columbus. Other survivors include three brothers and three sisters, Hedsel of Logan, WV, Harold and Branch, both of Marion, OH, Junie Salyers, Oil Springs, Ruie Lee Burke, Wurtland and Faye Piatt, Springfield, OH Twelve grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 2, in the Low Gap United Baptist Church with Paul Thompson, Norman Roberts and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Hallick McCarty Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

   
MEADOWS, Lottie (Witten)
1892-1975
Thursday, June 5, Lottie Witten Meadows passed away at the age of 83.  She was the daughter of the late James and Anna Wheeler Witten, and was born January 8, 1892. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Milt Meadows preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons, James Meadows, Vencil Meadows, and William Meadows all of Wittensville, Marshall Meadows of Largo, Ind., and Redford Meadows of Ypsilanti, Mi., ; a daughter, Mrs. James Bentley of Paintsville and a brother Cue Witten of Ashland; also 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The grandsons served as pallbearers at the funeral, which took place at the Mouth of rush Freewill Baptist Church. Reverends James Kelly Caudill and Sam Castle, Jr., were the officiating ministers.  Burial was in family cemetery at Wittensville under the arrangement and direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975.

      
MILLS, William
1888-1975
After an extended illness William (bud) Mills passed away at the age of 87 Sunday, June 15, at a local hospital. The son of the late Jerry and Mary Boyd Mills, he was born in Martin County, April 17, 1888. A retired miner, he lived in Auxier for 30 years, and was a member of the Mount Olive United Baptist church. He leaves his wife, Ollie Boyd Mills; three sisters, Mrs. Dovie Stratton of Betsy Lane, Mrs. Lillie Mills of Inez, and Mrs. Mary Holmes, of Cleveland, OH; also five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18 at the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. The ministers were Elzie Banks and Earl Meade. Burial was at the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1975

  
MOORE, Lena (Brown)
1882-1975
Friday, June 20, Lena Moore died in a local hospital at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Larkin and Elizabeth Lewis Brown, and was born December 10, 1882 in Floyd County. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Moore. Surviving are three sons, Terry Moore of Naples, FL, Paul Moore of Sesser, IL, and Charles Moore of Van Lear; four daughters, Ada Wells of Van Lear, Elizabeth Ward of Auxier, and Nola Spears and Ethel Campbell, both of North Madison, OH; also 23 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Monday, June 23. Cecil Sherman was the officiating minister. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1975

 
NOREN, Joel
1951-1975
Tuesday, June 3, Joel Michael Noren passed away at his home at the age of 23, after an extensive illness. He was born December 21, 1951, the son of John and Minnie Brown Noren. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Yvvona Noren, his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary Brown of Volga, his paternal grandparents, T. E. and Virginia Noren of Lehigh, FL, a daughter, Bridgette Michelle Noren living at home, two brothers, Harry Noren of Fairborn, OH and Johnathan C. Noren in the U. S. Marines, and one sister, Luann Mollette of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services took place at the First Church of God at Staffordsville, Thursday, June 5. the officiating ministers were Toby Wheeler and Kenny Pelphrey. Burial was in the Frank Pelphrey Cemetery in Volga under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

   
PATRICK, Gypsie (Preston) 1897-1975 Monday, June 30, Gypsie Preston Patrick, passed away in the home of her daughter at the age of 78. The daughter of the late John E. and Clara Daniel Preston, she was born in Johnson County, May 27, 1897. She was a life-long resident of Tutor Key, and a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Doke Patrick, preceded her in death. Surviving Mrs. Patrick are two sons, Howard Patrick of Morehead, and Richard Patrick of Flatwoods; a daughter, Mrs. Dorty Adams of Thealka; a brother, Claude Preston of Lincoln Park, MI; and two sisters, Rushie Preston of Lakewood, OH; and Mrs. Ruby Giff of Camden, MI. Mrs. Patrick’s nephews served as pallbearers at the funeral, which was held today, Wednesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. at the United Baptist Church at Tutor Key. Elders C. J. Sparks and Florida Lyons were the officiating ministers. Burial took place at the Patrick and Preston Cemetery at Tutor Key under the arrangement and direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1975

   
PICKLE, Ruie Fay (Conley)
1907-1975
Mrs. Ruie Fay Pickle passed away at her home in Oil Springs Tuesday, June 24, at the age of 67. The daughter of Frank and Dora Cheek Conley, she was born in Johnson County, November 18, 1907. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Pickle leaves her husband, Merida Pickle; three sons, Marien Slone, Donald E. Slone and Leonard Pickle, all of Oil Springs; four daughters, Dora Mae Williams of Richmond, MI, Romaine Davie of Lockbourne, OH, Helen L. Robinson of Warren, MI; and Garnett Sue Wright of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Hollie Conley of Nippa, and Mrs. Ova Back of California; also 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church Friday, June 27. Reverends Charles Stapleton and James Kelly Caudill were the officiating ministers. Burial was in the Conley cemetery at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1975

   
PRESTON, Beulah (Bolin)
1910-1975
Beulah “Bow” Preston died at her home in Paintsville Tuesday, June 3, at the age of 65. She was born in Morgan County, April 25, 1910, the daughter of Burns and Sally Williams Bolin. She was a retired nurse and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Preston. Mrs. Preston is survived by her father, two brothers, Charles Bolin of Ceredo, WV, and Donald Bolin of Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Brown of Raleigh, NC and Mrs. Donald Sexton of Columbus, OH. Nephews served as pallbearers at the funeral which was held at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Reverend Lowell Rice was the officiating minister. The place of burial was the Patrick & Preston Cemetery at Tutor Key under the arrangement and direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1975

  
RATLIFF, Harvalee (Conley)
1931-1975
After a brief illness, Harvalee Ratliff, died at a local hospital, Monday, June 9, at the age of 43. Born July 24, 1931, she was the daughter of Earl and Ethel Fairchild Conley of Johnson County. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Ratliff is survived by her husband, Elmen Ratliff and his mother, a son, Larry Joe Ratliff of Denver, a daughter, Kathy Ratliff, of Denver, two brothers, Jack M. Conley and Earl Conley, Jr., both of Paintsville one sister, Pauline Blair of Leander; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church, Wednesday, June 11. The officiating ministers were Adam Marshall, Melvin Blanton, Richard Williams, and Kenny Pelphrey. Burial was at the family cemetery in Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

  
RICE, Hazel (Rice)
1903-1975
Mrs. Hazel Rice, age 72, passed away Tues, June 17 at a local hospital. Born March 27, 1903, she was a life-long resident of Johnson County. Mrs. Rice was the daughter of the late Dr. Grant and Sina Caudill Rice, and was preceded in death by her husband, Eschel Rice. Surviving are two sons, Willie Rice and J. D. Rice, both of Oil Springs, and a daughter, Mary Grace Trimble of Hager Hill; two brothers, Wayne and Carl Rice, both of Oil Springs, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, with Reverends Melvin Blanton and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery under the arrangement and direction of the Caudill Funeral Home in Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1975

   
SANDERS, Woodrow
1975
Woodrow Sanders passed away Wednesday, June 18 at a hospital in Dayton, OH He was 56. He was born in Johnson County, the son of the late Cal and Ollie Beurs Sanders, and was residing in Dayton at the time of his death. He leaves three sons, Sammy Sanders and Arnold Sanders, both of Maryland, and James Sanders of Kentucky; two sisters, Maggie Cantrell of West Van Lear and Dorothy Webb of Dayton; three brothers, Beacher Sanders of Maryland, Wies Sanders of Ohio, and Thomas Sanders of Tennessee. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home, Saturday, June 21. Bill Cantrell was the minister in charge. Burial was at the family cemetery in West Van Lear under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1975

  
SCOTT, Lowell
1956-1975
Thursday, June 12, Lowell Keith Scott, passed away at a local hospital at the age of 18. Born July 24, 1956 in Johnson County, he was the son of Buck and Billie Marie Arms Scott. Surviving Lowell are six brothers, Jerry, Ronald Darell, Lon Calvin, Danny B.E.H. and Buckey Scott; all of Swamp Branch and four sisters, Nancy Lee Blair of Hager Hill, Sharon Tackett of Riceville, Leatrice Click and Teresa Scott, both of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were held at the Riceville Freewill Baptist church, Sunday, June 15. Reverends Scott Castle and Melvin Blanton were the officiating ministers. Burial was at the Glenn Williams Cemetery at Swamp Branch under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1975

  
STAPLETON, Mary Jane (Stapleton)
1892-1975
Mary Jane Stapleton passed away Sunday, June 22 after an extensive illness in a local nursing home. She was 83. Mrs. Stapleton was the daughter of the late Johnson and Polly Adams Stapleton, and was born in Johnson County May 5, 1892. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, John Stapleton. Surviving Mrs. Stapleton are a son, Edgar Stapleton of Stambaugh, a daughter, Mae VanHoose of Tutor Key; two sisters, Melisa Picklesimer of Nippa and Sarah Thompson of Dayton, OH; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church in Tutor Key, Wednesday, June 25. The officiating ministers were C. J. Sparks, O. I. Williams, and Buell Ferguson. Burial was at the family cemetery under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1975

   
WELCH, Charles
1913-1975
Mrs. Charles (Shine) Welch died Thursday, June 19 at the age of 62 in a hospital in Columbus, OH. Born at Whitehouse June 6, 1913, he was the son of the late Lige and Margaret Rowland Welch. He worked as a janitor for the R. G. Berry Company. He leaves his wife, Marie Hurt Welch; three sons, Roy Franklin Welch, Clyde Edward Welch, and Charles Donald Welch, all of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Margie Cross of Columbus; two brothers, Mart and Ralph Welch, both of Whitehouse; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Lemaster of Wheelersburg, OH, and Mrs. Paul Darby of Columbus; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church Sunday, June 21. Reverends Charles Wiley and Bruce Daniels were the officiating ministers. Burial was at the Son Butcher Family Cemetery at Whitehouse under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, Rosslyn
1887-1975
After an extensive illness, Rosslyn (Ross) Williams, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 7, at the age of 88. The son of the late Haden and Estella Williams, he was born March 14, 1887 at Elna. He was self-employed as a merchant and farmer, and was also a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Tallie Bayes Williams; a son, Willis Williams of Red Bush; four sisters, Alta Williams, Flora Dorton, Callie Holbrook, and Peggy Kirk; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Cole Springs United Baptist Church at Elna, Monday, June 9. Tommy Bailey and Lonza Reed were the officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Elna under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday. June 11, 1975


   
JULY - 1975


  
 
ADKINS, William K.
1923-1975
Thursday, July 3, William K. (Billy) Adkins died as a result of an automobile accident that took place in Wellington, Canada. He was 51. He was born October 1, 1923 in Floyd County, the son of Orville and Julia Crider Adkins. A retired miner, he was living at Thealka. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Stanley Adkins, and his mother, a son, Charles Adkins of Paintsville; three daughters, Sherry Hamilton and Deanna Adkins, both of Thealka and Linda Castle of Sandusky, OH; and a sister, Mary Lou Meade of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Reverend Don Fraley was the officiating minister. Burial was at the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

  
BAILEY, Ollie (Lyon)
1889-1975
Friday, July 25, Mrs. Ollie Bailey, 86, died at her home after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Landon and Nancy Skaggs Lyon, she was born in Johnson County, May 25, 1889. She was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade R. Bailey in 1947. Two sons and a daughter also preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eva McKenzie of Paintsville, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 27 in the chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Emerson Collier and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial followed in the Bailey cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. The grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

  
BOLEN, Allie (Trimble)
1890-1975
Mrs. Allie Bolen died Wednesday, July 16 at the home of her daughter. She was 85. The daughter of the late Press and Nancy Trimble, she was born May 10, 1890, in Morgan County. At the time of her death, she was a resident of West Prestonsburg and was affiliated with the Church of God. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bolen in 1967, she is survived by two sons and four daughters, John Bolen of Van Lear, Paul Bolen of Wabash, IN, Bessie Austin of Boons Camp, Dessie Lee of West Van Lear, Dosha Daniel of West Van Lear and Tessie B. Fannin of West Prestonsburg. Twenty five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 18 in the Chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home. Reverend Moses Kitchen officiated. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery at Boons Camp with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1975

  
BRANHAM, Warren
1921-1975
Warren Branham, 54, died July 3 in Dayton, OH, as the result of an automobile accident. He was the son of the late John and Martha Alice Mollette Branham. Born in Johnson County, June 13, 1921, he was a resident of Boons Camp and was self-employed as a carpenter. Surviving are three sons, Darrell of Columbus, Anthony, Ashland and Richard, Van Lear; five daughters, Brenda and Charlotte of Columbus, Dianne and Vickie, both of Ashland, and Teresa, address unknown. Also surviving are three sisters, Lydia Penix of Prestonsburg, Grace Siferd of Boons Camp, and Margaret Campbell of Springfield, OH. Three grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6 in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Nim Sturgill and Earl Muncy officiating. Burial followed in Branham Cemetery at Boons Camp under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

   
BROWN, Glenn
1897-1975
Glenn Brown, 78, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV, July 4 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Lewis and Inez Castle Brown and was born October 2, 1897 in Johnson County. A resident of Lowmansville, he was a retired miner and member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ladd Fannin Brown, four sons, James and Thurman of Lowmansville, Randall, Plain City, OH, and Herbert, Louisville; two daughters, Marie Chandler, Mansfield, OH, and May Green, Haydensville, OH; four stepsons, Harry, Nippa, Sam, Wilbur, KY, Harvey, Stambaugh, and Elzie Jack Caudill, Lowmansville. Also three stepdaughters, Sarah James, Sarasota, FL, Barbara Sheperd, Springfield, OH, and Gladys Mae Caudill of Lowmansville; one brother, and one sister, Robie Brown, Plain City, OH and Beulah Slone, Ashland; also 23 grandchildren 8 great grandchildren and 18 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 7 in Georges Creek United Baptist church at Lowmansville with Irvin Preston, Frank Davis and Jarrett Caudill officiating. Burial followed in the Brown Cemetery at Lowmansville under the arrangement of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

  
BURCHETT, Alta (Caudill)
1893-1975
Mrs. Alta Burchett died Wednesday, July 23, in an Ashland hospital at the age of 82. The daughter of the late Winston and Sara E. May Caudill, she was born in Johnson County on January 20, 1893. a resident of Flatwoods, she was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death in 1957 by her husband, Willie Burchett. Survivors include two sons, Otto, of Sitka and Ernest of Borger, TX; six daughters, Nora Meade of Nippa, Grace Caudill and Mae Baldwin, both of Kilbourne, OH, Andeline Dearring of Columbus, Gusta Bevins of Louisa and Wilma Castle of Flatwoods. Also a brother and sister, Samuel E. Caudill of Ashland and Julia Daniels of Charley. Funeral services were held Saturday July 26, in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Reverends Everett Slone and James Kelly Caudill officiated with burial in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

   
CASTLE, Corbett
1896-1975
Mr. Corbett Castle died Wednesday, July 2 at a local hospital after a brief illness. He was 78. born November 14, 1896 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Lonza and Martha Dixon Castle. He was a resident of Wittensville at the time of his death and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Castle was a retired carpenter. Mr. Castle was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Huff Castle, in 1964. Survivors include five sons, Bob, Middletown, OH, Charles, Sterling Heights, MI, Earl, Tbsawn, AZ, Corbett, Jr., Dayton, OH, and Kenneth, West Van Lear; also five daughters, Oneida Witten, Logan, WV, Mary Louise Dixon, New Lebanon, OH, Sharen Hannah, Denver, Sandra Castle, Wittensville and Donna McCarty, Oil Springs. Other survivors include four brothers and two sisters Sullivan of Urbana, OH, McKinley, Roy and Bill, all of Wittensville; Ethel Osborne, Wittensville and Dixie Boyd, Ashland. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating ministers were James Kelly Caudill and Bill Meadows. Burial followed in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

  
CASTLE, Emma (Johnson)
1883-1975
At the age of 91, Emma Johnson Castle, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Sunday, July 6. The daughter of the late George and Lyelia Fairchild Johnson, she was born in Johnson County, December 10, 1883. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W. R. Castle. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Phelps of Lexington, a sister, Mrs. W. H. Young of Pamana, CA; and a brother, Alfred Johnson of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9 at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Pallbearers at the funeral were K. B. Williams, William Martin, John L. Spears, Verne Horne, Bruce Wiley, James Roberts, Bill Meade and Escomb Chandler. The officiating minister was O. I. Williams. Burial was at the Fairchild Cemetery at Denver under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

CHARLES, Josie
1910-1975
Josie Charles, age 65, died Monday, July 14 at Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. The daughter of the late William and Nancy Edward Charles, she was born January 6, 1910 in Johnson County and was a resident of Nippa. She is survived by three brothers and one sister, Ray Charles of Nippa, James Charles of Louisa, Steve Charles of Columbus, OH and Lizzie Charles of Nippa. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 17, at Bells Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Harold Stevens officiating. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery under the arrangement of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1975

  
COLLINS, Wendy Michelle
1975-1975
Miss Wendy Michelle Collins, infant daughter of Danny Eugene and Beverly Short Collins of Van Lear died Saturday, July 26 shortly following her birth on Friday, July 25 at an Ashland hospital. Surviving besides her parents are her maternal grandparents, Tom and Betty Short and paternal grandparents, William and Billie Collins. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 28, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

   
CONLEY, Curtis
1930-1975
At the age of 45, Curtis Conley died Friday, July 18 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH. The son of Smith and Grace Preston Conley, he was born in Johnson County, April 12, 1930 and was a resident of Columbus, OH at the time of his death. He was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Conley is survived by his wife, Alta Louise Cyrus Conley, a son, Curtis Eugene Conley of Columbus, two daughters, Marsha Ray Billiter of Ft. Knox and Deborah Ann Conley at home. Five brothers also survive, James of Washington Court House, OH, Burt of Oil Springs, Roy Elmer of Columbus, Hershell of Athens, AL, John of Wittensville and a sister, Catherine Arms of Chesapeake. He had one grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23 at the Jones-Preston funeral Home with James Kelly Caudill and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial followed in the Cyrus Cemetery at Louisa under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1975

  
FAIRCHILD, Troy
1883-1975
Troy Fairchild passed away Wednesday, July 2 at a hospital in Huntington, WV after an extensive illness. The so of the late Joe and Lizzie Estep Fairchild, he was born in Johnson County October 25, 1883. Mr. Fairchild was a retired coal miner. He leaves his wife, Minnie Ward Fairchild; nine daughters, Eunice Johnson, Anne Murray, and Maxine Blanton, all of Paintsville, Lorraine Kestner and Lois Moore, both of Hager Hill, Neva Lee Sparks of Sitka, Imogene Faulkner of Craigville, WV, Merle Hampton of Urbana, OH, and Genivee Mullins of Dayton, OH; a brother, Lonnie Fairchild of Hager Hill; two sisters, Dorothy Pelphrey and Marsha Adams, both of Staffordsville; also 36 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Saturday, July 5. Reverend Herb Arms was the officiating minister. Burial was at the family cemetery at Hager Hill under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

   
GILKERSON, John Howard
1902-1975
John Howard Gilkerson, 73, died Sunday, July 20, at the Williamson Memorial Hospital in Williamson, WV. He was the son of Joe and Fannie Gilkerson and was born September 18, 1902 in Cliftop, WV. A resident of Delbarton, WV at the time of his death, he was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Church of God.  He is survived by his wife, Lillie Mae VanHoose Gilkerson, three brothers, Cecil of Rainell, WV, Hershell of Lookout, WV, and Elic of Edmund Mt., WV, and one sister, Mildred Furry of Rainell, WV. Richard Brewer and Louis Hall officiated at services held Wednesday, July 23 at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was at Clark-Castle Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1975

  
HAMILTON, Hargis
1906-1975
After an extended illness, Hargis Hamilton, 68, passed away at a local hospital Saturday, July 5. The son of the late Haden and Sena Lyons Hamilton, he was born at Red Bush December 21, 1906. Mr. Hamilton was employed as a school teacher. Surviving are two brothers, Lloyd Hamilton of Paintsville and Henry T. Hamilton of Ashland. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home, Monday, July 7. the officiating ministers were Reverends Lafe Skaggs and Willard Bailey. Burial was at the Holbrook Cemetery at Red Bush under the arrangement and direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

  
KEATON, Lou
1894-1975
Miss Lou Keaton died Friday, July 25 after an illness of several months. She was 81. The daughter of the late Tom and Polly Jane Smith Keaton, she was born February 5, 1894, in Morgan County. She was a resident of Red Bush and was affiliated with the United Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, July 28 at the Bethel United Church at Flat Gap. Reverends Lonza Reed and Paul E. Keaton officiated with burial in the family cemetery at Smith’s Creek in Morgan County. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

  
MARSHALL, Oliver H.
1911-1975
Oliver H. Marshall died Sunday, July 20 at his home at the age of 64. Born January 9, 1911 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Nevada Martin Marshall. A resident of Van Lear, he was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Lois Clark Marshall; two sons, Roger Clark of Paintsville and Joelee of Flatwoods and a daughter Nancy Hackworth of Flatwoods. He is also survived by two brothers, Winfield of Grove, OK and Townsel of Middletown, OH; three sisters, Erma McKenzie of Auxier, Flossie Akers of Grayson and Oleta Snedger of Lexington, and seven grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, July 22 in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Rev. Cecil Sherman officiated with burial following in the Clark Cemetery at Johns Creek in Van Lear, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1975

  
MAY, LaRue (Whittaker)
1917-1975
After an extensive illness, LaRue May passed away at the age of 58 at a local hospital Tuesday, July 8. She was born July 6, 1917, in Johnson County, and was the daughter of Tan and Nora Martin Whittaker. She belonged to the Eastern Star Lodge and Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving Mrs. May are her mother, a son, Paul May, Jr., of Paintsivlle; a daughter, Doris Dills of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; a brother, Earl J. Whittaker of West Van Lear; two sisters, Mabel Blair of Jenkins and Ethel VanHoose of Van Lear; also eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Friday, July 11. Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Charles Banks were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Whittaker Cemetery at East Point under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1975

  

MURPHY, Leroy Jr.
1928-1975
Leroy Murphy, Jr., 46, died Monday, July 21, in Paintsville. The son of Leroy Sr. and Maudie Allen Murphy, he was born December 4, 1928, in Magoffin County, He was a resident of Van Lear. Survivors include his mother, four brothers, Adam, Arnold and Roger, all of Van Lear and Freddie of Dayton, OH and one sister, Mrs. Hester Bowling of Van Lear. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 24, at the home of his mother at Van Lear. Officiating ministers were Reverends Bill Tackett and Charles Tackett. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

  
PRESTON, Charles E.
1900-1975
After an extended illness, Charles E. Preston, passed away Thursday, July 3 at a local hospital. He was 75. Born at Williamsport, May 1, 1900, he was the son of the late Lafe and Julia Pack Preston. He was funeral director for Preston Funeral Home for 28 years and was a member of Van Lear Lodge 885 F & AM. Mr. Preston is survived by his wife, Lesta Preston, a son, Ray E. Preston, one daughter, Hermalee Sammons of Ann Arbor, MI; a brother, I. D. Preston, of Williamsport, and a sister, Mahala Daniels of Van Lear; also 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6 at the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home. The officiating ministers were Buell Ferguson, Arnie Murray, and Robert Murray. Burial was at the Richmond Cemetery in King Addition under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

  
RATLIFF, E. B.
1892-1975
E. B. (Brad) Ratliff, 83, died Wednesday, July 16 at his home at Meally. The son of Cob and Rebecca Vanover Ratliff, he was born June 1, 1892 at Lookout, KY. He was a coal miner and brick layer and was affiliated with the Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Cavins, a son, Cleo Ratliff of Van Lear, three daughters, Gladys Connors of Dayton, OH, Virgie Gibson and Garnett Dyer, both of Willard, OH; and one step daughter, Mary Laney of Boons Camp, Fifteen grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren also survive. Don Fraley officiated at funeral services held Sunday, July 20, in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at River under the arrangement of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1975

  
REFFETT, Frederick
1924-1975
Thursday, July 10, Frederick Reffett passed away at the age of 50. Born in Illinois, November 2, 1924, he was the son of Harry and Martha Edwards Reffett. He was employed as a social security branch manager and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Reffett is survived by Mary C. Helms Reffett, his wife, three sons, Daniel, Patrick, and Timothy, all at home, a sister, Elva Carter of North Augusta, SC, a half brother, Paul Reffett of Scottsdale, AZ, a step brother, Darrell Laman of St. Joe, CA, and a step sister, Charlene Byrd of Bismark, IL. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Friday, July 11, with Revernd J. W. Halcomb officiating. Burial was at the Bone Break Corner Cemetery in Covington, IN under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1975

  
RICE, Edna (Picklesimer)
1891-1975
Mrs. Edna Rice, 82, died Friday, July 25, following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Picklesimer, she was born February 12, 1891, in Johnson County where she was a resident of Sitka and affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Rice. Survivors include two sons, John of Brooksville, KY and Charles of Mechanicsburg, OH; a daughter, Jean Cutlip of Fairborn, a step son, J. B.Rice of Sitka and a step daughter, Edna Fraley, of Michigan. She is also survived by two sisters, Rosa Tipton and Margarett Melvin, both of Springfield, MO, five grandchildren, one great grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 27 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist church with Reverends C. C. Hall and Bruce Daniels officiating. Under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, burial was in the Butler Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

  
SADLER, Millard
1891-1975
Millard Sadler died July 2 at his home at Nippa after an extended illness at the age of 84. He was born April 29, 1891, in Johnson County, the son of James and Rena Patrick Sadler who preceded him in death. He was a retired miner and affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Tella Castle Sadler, three sons, Elmer, Mechanicsburg, OH, Eskil, Catawa, OH and Estill, Seco, KY; two daughters, Rethal Collins of Nippa and Alma Hannah, also of Mechanicsburg, OH; 27 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5 in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Don Fraley, Rev. Lifis VanHoose and Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Nippa under the arrangement of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

  
SHORT, Edward
1898-1975
Friday, July 11, Edward Short passed away at a local hospital at the age of 77. Mr. Short was born in Johnson County February 8, 1898, the son of the late Fred and Louise Akers Short. He was a retired Armco employee from the plant protection department and was a member of the First Christian Church. He leaves his wife, Pearl Wells Short, two daughters, Mrs. William Blackburn of Cincinnati, OH and Mrs. John H. V. Larch of Camp Springs, MD; also seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. W. L. Webb of Paintsville, Mrs. Rosa Music of Van Lear, Mrs. Carl Powers of Meally and Mrs. Clara Lewis of Baltimore, MD; and two brothers, Lester and Bill Short, both of Meally. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Sunday, July 6. Reverend Sam Glenn was the officiating minister. Burial was at the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1975

  
SPARKS, Bertha (Pack)
1887-1975
Bertha Pack Sparks, 88, of Blaine, died July 31 at Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Sparks was the mother of Circuit Judge W. D. Sparks of Louisa, Marvin Sparks and Jewell Ross of Blaine and Marjorie Slone of Sitka. The daughter of Lee and Hessie Pack, she was born in Lawrence County In May 1887, and had been a resident of Blaine for 62 years. Her husband, John H. Sparks, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Additional survivors include three brothers, Tracy Pack of Paintsville, Vernon Pack of Staffordsville, and Buell Pack of Stambaugh; and two sisters, Fairrie Daniels of Ephrate, WA and Vessie Lemaster of Flat Gap. Services were held Sunday, August 3 at the Old Hood United Baptist Church, with Elders Jessie Cordle, Edward Salyers, and Tommie Bailey officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Old Hood. Pallbearers were Billy John Sparks, Daniel Reid Sparks, Johnny Sparks, Henry Lee Sparks, Don M. Kiser and Gregory Souther. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, August 6, 1975

   
SPARKS, Margie (Ward)
1910-1975
Margie Ward Sparks passed away at the age of 65 Saturday, July 5 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Sparks was the daughter of the late Simon and Mary Bowen Ward and was born in Johnson County, June 22, 1910. She was a member of the Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John Henry Sparks, preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, James Lee of Whitehouse; two foster daughters, Frances Jean Kinkade of Wharton, WV and Mary Blevins of Wittensville; a sister, Edie Walters of Jewel Ridge, VA; also two grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8 at the Chestnut Freewill Baptist church. Reverends Isaac Rowland, and Walter Dutton were the officiating ministers. Burial was at the Ratliff Cemetery at Whitehouse under the arrangement and direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1975

   
TACKETT, Mollie (Blevins)
1901-1975
Mollie Tackett died Saturday, July 12 at the age of 74 after an extensive illness. Born July 12, 1901 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Mahallie Clark Blevins. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Tackett. Mrs. Tackett leaves four sons, Clarence of Staffordsville, Charles and Carl, both of Lowmansville, and Silver Duane of Springfield, OH; four daughters, Clarice Hudgin of Staffordsville; Norma Hall of Mechanicsburg, OH, Nellie Hall of Colorado Springs, CO, and Hallie Conley of Flat Gap; also 31 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Old Union United Baptist Church at Staffordsville, Tuesday, July 15. Toby Wheeler, John Frank Ratliff and James Kelly Caudill were the officiating ministers. Burial followed at the family cemetery at Staffordsville under the arrangement and direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1975

    
WARD, Fred
1893-1975
Mr. Fred Ward died July 22 in South Shore, KY, at the age of 82. The son of the late Steven and Exer Stambaugh Ward, he was born March 10, 1893, in Johnson County. He was formerly of Offutt but made his home in South Shore at the time of his death. He is survived by a brother, Hugh Ward of Atlanta, GA and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Crawford and Mrs. Vina Ward, both of Portsmouth, OH. Reverend Ivan Butcher officiated at funeral services held Thursday, July 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Offutt with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1975

   
WARD, Melvin
1975
NELSONVILLE, OHIO Melvin Ward, 90, of 513 Chestnut St., died unexpectedly Sunday night at his home. Born in Paintsville, Ky., he was a son of Hezakiah and Ricie Castle Ward. He was a member of the Nelsonville Wesleyan Church and was a retired coal miner. He had lived in Nelsonville for 62 years. He is survived by his wife, Luella; three daughters, Mrs Frankie Sackett, Mrs. Roberta Daugherty and Mrs. Eula Horvath, all of Nelsonville; four sons, Dennis of Florida; Alvin of Powellton, W. Va.; Arthur, at home; and Melvin Jr., of Ashland; 10 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, three sons, Donald, Bert and Gerald, five sisters and two brothers. Services will be Wednesday, 10.30 a.m., in the Warren Funeral Home with the Rev. John Minsker officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery Friends may call at the funeral home anytime after 7 p.m. today. Athens Messenger July 14 1975, Athens Ohio Submitted By; Kim Donley



   
AUGUST - 1975


  
 
BALDRIDGE, Glen
1917-1975
Glen Baldridge, 58, of Albion, OH died suddenly on August 18 in Albion. Born at Williamsport on January 28, 1917, he was the son of the late George Baldridge and Mrs. Sara Ward Baldridge, who survives. In 1936, Mr. Baldridge married the former Anna Smith and moved to Albion in 1960. He worked as a farm laborer for a short time before taking a job with the C & O Railroad where he worked 14 years as a timekeeper until illness forced his retirement. Mr. Baldridge is survived by his wife, his mother, two daughters, Mrs. Barney (Helen) Jeffreys and Mrs. William (Mary) Whitt, both of Albion; four sons, Glen Baldridge, Junior, of Homer, OH, Danny Baldridge of Olivet and George Thomas Baldridge and James Lanny Baldridge, both of Albion; 21 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Jim (Geneva) Mollett and Mrs. Ora (Neva) Parsons, both of Meally. Funeral services for Mr. Baldridge were held August 21 at the Albion Chapel of Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels, Inc., with interment following in the Riverside Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1975

  
BLAIR, Hazel (Crace)
1909-1975
Mrs. Hazel Blair, 65, died Saturday, August 23, at Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Rachel Arms Crace and was born September 25, 1909 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Barnetts Creek and was affiliated with the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, John Wayne Blair, Barnetts Creek, a step son, Ken Ward Blair, Lathrop, NV, four daughters, Mildred Caudill, Oil Springs, Freada Colvin, Sitka, Charolett Conley and Yvonne Crace, both of Barnetts Creek, three step daughters, Theda Harrison, Barnetts Creek, Betty Williams, Johnson City, TN, and Burletha Price, Lathrop, NV, two sisters, Daisy Sluss, Wooster, OH, and Dixie Griffith, Oil Springs, and 21 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, at the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with James K. Caudill and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1975

  
BLANKENSHIP, Leonard
1892-1975
Leonard Blankenship, an 82 year old resident of Ashland, died August 12 after an extended illness. The son of the late William T. and Laura Crank Blankenship, he was born October 31, 1892, and was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are two sisters, Pearl O’Bryan of Ashland and Kathryn Layne of Morehead and two brothers, Jay Blankenship of Columbus, OH and Delmar Blankenship of Tucson, AZ. Reverend Roy Chism officiated at the funeral services for Mr. Blankenship, held August 14 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1975

  
BURTON, Jenn (Grim)
1900-1975
Mrs. Jenn Burton, 73, died Friday, August 29 at the Paintsville Hospital. The daughter of the late Willie and Ruthie Castle Grim, she was born February 14, 1900 in Johnson County. She resided at Nippa and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death on December 3, 1969 by her husband, Frank Burton. Survivors include one son, Marshall Castle of Nippa, four sisters, Lizzie Meadows, Junice Scarberry, Eunice Baker and Gracie Music, all of Nippa; two granddaughters, Ruth Ann Pruitt and Connie VanHoose and four great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, August 31 at the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa with the Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1975

   
CANTRELL, Edd
1888-1975
Edd Cantrell, 87, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, at the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Cantrell was born in Johnson County on May 12, 1888, the son of William and Phoeba McKenzie Cantrell, both deceased. A Fuget resident and a member of the United Baptist Church, Mr. Cantrell was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Adams Cantrell, who died in 1947. Survivors include two sons, Fonzie Cantrell and Buel Cantrell, both of Flat Gap; two daughters, Mrs. Ola Pennington, Red Bush, and Mrs. Clora Cantrell, from Fuget; one step daughter, Mrs. Golda Hall of Rich Hill, OH; 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 7 at the Cold Springs United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, Melvin Wright, and Ellis Doolin officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

  
COMBS, William F.
1975
William F. Combs, 19 year old son of Morris and Janice S. Combs, died as a result of an automobile-train accident in Dayton, OH on August 2. A member of the Dayton Baptist Temple, William F. Combs is survived by his parents; one brother, Brian J. Combs of Dayton and his grandparents, Floyd and Lennie Blanton of Jackson, OH. Funeral services for him were held August 5 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with M. T. Womack and Wendell Combs as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville under arrangements by the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

  
CRUM, James Morgan
1953-1975
James Morgan Crum, 21, died Sunday, August 31 following injuries sustained by a gunshot wound. The son of Delmar Crum, he was born in Johnson County December 31, 1953 and was a resident of Boons Camp. He was employed as flagman for the Kentucky State Highway Department. He is survived by his wife, Conda Mollette Crum, who he married December 7, 1974. Other survivors include four sisters, Susie Mollette, Della Hall, Judy Crum and Terese Crum and four brothers, Jerry, Chester, Delmar and William, all of Boons Camp, his paternal grandfather, Melvin Crum, and his maternal grandmother, Maxie Dennison, both of Boons Camp. Services were held Wednesday, September 3 in the Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp. Reverends Nim Sturgill and Irvin Preston officiated. Burial was in the Crum Family Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1975

   
DANIELS, Betty Jewell (Necessary)
1933-1975
Mrs. Betty Jewell Necessary Daniels, 42, died Thursday, August 28 in Logan General Hospital in Logan, WV. A former resident of Boons Camp, she was the daughter of the late Orza and Susie Sturgill Necessary. Born at Boons Camp March 6, 1933, she had been a resident of Yolyn, WV for 21 years and was a member of Bethel Chapel. She is survived by her husband, Ora Odd Daniels, who she married December 15, 1947 in Paintsville. She is also survived by a son, Allen, of Mill Creek, WV, six daughters, Dianna Lynn Cooke, Sandwich, IL, Veronica Evans,, San Bernardino, CA, Sheila Rhodes, Dehue, WV, Pamela Plumley, Swister, WV, Bonnie Susan Daniels and Lena Faithe Daniels, both at home, two sisters,  Garnet Ward, Boons Camp and Beatrice Dannison, Hutchinson, WV and eight grandchildren. Services were held Monday, September 1, at the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends, Jimmy Daniels, Walter Dutton and Bill Snodgrass officiating. Burial was in the Daniels Family Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1975

   
FAIRCHILDS, Roby
1944-1975
Roby Fairchilds died at the age of 31, Saturday, August 23. He was the son of Walter and Sara Blair Fairchilds, who survive, and was born in Johnson County, July 1, 1944. A resident of Sitka at the time of his death, he was a mine supervisor for Martin County Coal Company. Survivors other than his parents are his wife, Charles Ilene Butler Fairchilds, two sons, Roby Eugene and Antony Ray, a daughter, Regina Kay, all at home, one brother, Harold E. of Thelma, three sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Blair of Kingsport, TN, Mrs. Joyce Fairchilds of Paintsville and Mrs. Jolena Vance of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26 at the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1975

   
GREEN, Jimmie
1905-1975
Jimmie Green, a 69 year old retired miner from Sitka, died in a Lexington hospital on August 3, following a brief illness. Born April 25, 1905, Mr. Green was the son of the late Enoch and Margaret Salyers Green and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Carmen Rice Green, three sons, Roger Green of Pikeville, Wendell Green of Brooksville, IN, and Harold Green of Cynthiana, a daughter, Wilma Joy Burchett of Sitka; five brothers, Otto Green of Sitka, Johnny Green of Stambaugh, Roman Green of Racine, WS, and Elmer Green of Lexington; six sisters, Mrs. Nola Stambaugh of Stambaugh, Mima Gambill of Ashland, Mrs. Lunda Davis of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Mrs. Frona Spencer and Mrs. Laura Daniel, both of Louisa, and ten grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Green were held August 6 in the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends C. C. Hall and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

  
HUFF, Frankie
1908-1975
Frankie Huff, 65, a native of Johnson County and veteran of World War II, died in a Dayton, OH hospital last Saturday, August 16. A resident of Dayton for several years, Mr. Huff was born in Johnson County on November 10, 1908, the son of the late Frank and Mollie Preston Huff. He was employed by the Defense Electronics Supply Center. Surviving are his wife, Irene McCormic; a son, Roger of Fairborn, OH, three daughters, Carol Bowlin of West Alexandra, OH, Jewell Faulkner of Fairborn, OH, and Evelyn Travis of Catlettsburg; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Also surviving are two brothers, Harry and Elby Huff, both of Baldwin Park, CA, and two sisters, Edna Castle of Ashland and Eunice Smith of Indiana. Funeral services for Mr. Huff were held Tuesday, August 19, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist church at Nippa with Reverends Tony Easterling, Bob Castle and Ikey Castle officiating. Burial was in the Huff Family Cemetery at Nippa with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1975

  
MUSIC, Beecher
1893-1975
Beecher Music, an Enterprise Baptist minister, died at his Nippa home on Saturday, August 16, following an extended illness. The son of the late Columbus and Ressie Castle Music, Reverend Music was born March 15, 1893. Surviving are his wife, Nervie Castle Music, six sons, Matthew, Orell, Gilbert and Delbert, all of Nippa, James of Freemont, OH, and Beecher Ray of Springfield, OH; three daughters, Freda Poore, of Springfield, Virgie Sadler of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Ressie Music of Nippa; four brothers, Amos Music and John Music, both of Van Lear, McKinley Music of Greenwich, OH, and Kelly Music of Nippa; one sister, Mrs. Dolly Ratliff of Ulysses. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Reverend Music were held Tuesday, August 19, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Tommy VanHoose and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa, with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1975

  
MUSIC, Mark Anthony
1951-1975
Mark Anthony Music, 24, died August 19 in Mt. Clemons, MI. Born March 24, 1951, in Paintsville, he was the son of the late Thomas and Betty Music Blanton and was a resident of Battlecreek, MI, at the time of his death. He worked as a bookkeeper. He is survived by his wife Judith Music, a son, Chad Music, Battlecreek, his grandmothers, Mrs. John D. Music of East Point, and Mrs. Prentice Bayes of Battlecreek; his step father, Everett P. Blanton, a brother, Thomas Arthur Music and a half sister, Patricia Lynn Blanton all of Battlecreek. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, in the Chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverends Woodrow Frisby and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery at Oil Springs with the Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1975

  
MUSIC, Taylor
1899-1975
Taylor Music, 75, died Tuesday, August 26 at his home after an extended illness. The son of the late Henry Jackson and Isabell Greer Music, he was born in Floyd County November 14, 1899. a resident of East Point, he was a railroader and a member of the Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Emily Burchett Music; three sons, Taylor, Jr., of Leander, Henry J. of East Point, and James A. of Flintville, TN; two daughters, Janice Rowland of Fayetteville, TN, and Laura Hall of Paintsville, and a sister, Katherine Albright of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Friday, August 29, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Reverends Toby Wheeler and Tommy Reynolds officiated. Burial followed in Music Cemetery at East Point under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1975

   
OSBORNE, Freeman
1925-1975
Freeman Osborne, 49 years of age of Paintsville, expired Tuesday, August 5 at his home after an apparent heart seizure. Freeman was born October 16, 1925 at Melvin and was the son of Ida Mae Hall and the late William Osborne, who preceded him in death in May of this year. A member of the Elks, the American Legion, a veteran of World War II and a former employee of the East KY Beverage Co., he was presently employed by Metro Products Co. Surviving other than the mother are his wife, Imogene Robinson Osborne of Paintsville; three sons, William Anthony Osborne, Tracy Walter Osborne, both of Paintsville, and Michael Osborne of Hawaii; a daughter, Tami Susanne Osborne of Paintsville; four brothers, Homer Osborne, of Melvin, Jim Osborne, of Morehead, Douglas Osborne of Winchester, and Victor Osborne, of Savannah, GA. Funeral services were held Friday, August 8 at the home of his mother, Ida Osborne, at Melvin. Interment was in the Osborne Family Cemetery at Melvin under the direction of the Merion Funeral Home of Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

  
PARRIGIN, Ed
1922-1975
Ed Parrigin, son of the late William T. and Mary Click Parrigin, died at his Boons Camp home Sunday, August 3, following an extended illness. Born April 26, 1922, he is survived by his wife, Eileen Hall Parrigin; a son, Robert E. Parrigin of Boons Camp; two step sons, Stephen Carson and Vaughn Muscleman; two daughters, Debra Sue Parrigin, of Marion, IN, and Esther Parrigin, of Boons Camp; four brothers, Thomas Parrigin and Cooper Parrigin, both of Livingston, TN, Burton Parrigin of Vernon, TX, and Gredis Parrigin, of Detroit, MI and two step grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr.Parrigin were held Wednesday, August 6, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Melvin Blanton, Jack Woodie and Larry Burton serving as officiating ministers. Interment was in the Branham Cemetery at Boons Camp with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

  
PRESTON, Hubert
1912-1975
Hubert Preston, a retired miner and member of the Freewill Baptist church, died August 12, at the age of 62. Born September 11, 1912, he was the son of Millard Preston, who survives, and the late Malta Wiley Preston. Also surviving are his wife, Ethel Adams Preston; three sons, Herbert, Junior, of Tutor Key, Ronald M. of Lexington and Donald M. of Tutor Key; three daughters, Malta Osborne and Wanda Lee Greer, both of Tutor Key, and Joyce Ann Patrick of Covington; a brother, Ernest Preston, of Monticello and a sister, Pauline Rasnich of Elkhorn City; three half sisters, Mildren Jenkins of Sidney, OH, Dorothy M. Howard, of Flat Fork, and Gracie Montgomery of Falcon; three half brothers, Millard Preston, Jr., of Waverly, OH, Billy Ray Preston of Fairborn, OH, and Robert Lee Preston of Columbus, OH and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Preston were held Friday, August 15, in the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Irvin Castle and Tommy VanHoose as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Preston Family Cemetery at Tutor Key with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1975

  
PRICE, Noah Jr.
1909-1975
Noah Price, Jr., age 66, died in Ypsilanti, MI, Monday, August 4, following an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on February 3, 1909, Mr. Price was the son of the late Noah and Jenny Preston Price. He was a factory worker and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nannie McKenzie Price; a son, Rayburn, of Ypsilanti, a daughter Donna Sue Price of Dearborne, MI, a sister, Ann Blankenship of Warsaw, IN and a brother, Joe Price of Tennessee. Buell Ferguson and Charles Price were the officiating ministers at funeral services for Mr. Price, held August 6 in the Buffalo United Baptist Church at Meally. Burial was in the Price Cemetery at Meally with arrangements under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975

  
VANHOOSE, Virgie (Stapleton)
1891-1975
Virgie Stapleton VanHoose, 84, died at her home in Paintsville, August 18, after an extended illness. The daughter of the late R. C. and Mary Ellen Arrowood Stapleton, she was born in Johnson County, February 7, 1891. She was affiliated with the Toms Creek United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rascus VanHoose, January 13, 1961. Surviving sons are Earl VanHoose of River, Carl Thomas VanHoose of Decatur, TN and Merion VanHoose of Twilight, WV. Surviving daughters are Mrs. Blanche Meade of Paintsville and Mary Elizabeth Haney of Orient, OH. A brother Hansford Stapleton of Tutor Key and a sister, Mrs. Joe Price of Tennessee, 29 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, also survive. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 20 in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with O. I. Williams and Callie J. Sparks officiated. Burial was in Stapleton Family Cemetery at Baker Branch with Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1975

  
WARD, Elsie (Webb)
1897-1975
Mrs. Elsie Ward, 78, died August 15 following an extended illness. Born in Johnson County on March 23, 1897, Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the late Roe and Martha Goble Webb. A resident of Van Lear, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Hershell Ward of Richmond, three brothers, Jake Webb of Meally, Curtis Webb of Van Lear and Ottis Webb of Wabash, IN, and four sisters, Sarah Hyden, Angie Lynn and Laura Phelps, all of Van Lear, and Fannie Webb of Wabash. Funeral services for Mrs. Ward were held Monday, August 18, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Bill Tackett and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1975

  
WELLS, Andrew
1899-1975
A retired miner and member of the Church of Christ, Andrew Wells, of Van Lear, died August 3 at the age of 75. born November 20, 1899, he was the son of the late Marion and Elizabeth Hall Wells. Surviving are his wife, Rosie Wells; two daughters, Virginia Stafford of Van Lear and Geraldine McCrosky, of Elizabeth, WV; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Irene Leedy, of Louisa, Sidney Ford of Bluefield, WV, Lena Barrick of Russell, Gracie Skaggs of Greenup, Johnny Boyd of Holden and Cleveland Boyd of Van Lear. Funeral services for Mr. Wells were held August 5 in the Philadelphia Church of Christ at Van Lear with Cecil Sherman as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Graveside rites were conducted by Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1975



SEPTEMBER - 1975


    
  
ADAMS, Mandy (Blevins)
1895-1975
Mandy Adams, 80, died Wednesday, September 10, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. She was the daughter of the late Marshall Blevins and Martha Compton Blevins. Born January 11, 1895, at Riceville, she was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was married at Prestonsburg December 11, 1909, to Boyd Lynn Adams who preceded her in death. She is survived by tow sons, Thomas Adams of Pikeville and Edward Adams, address unknown, a daughter, Bertie Sanders, Lansing, MI, two brothers, Arther Blevins, Williamson, WV, and Norman Blevins, Columbus, OH, and two sisters, Maude Fitch, Rawl, WV, and Mae Peters, Beaver, PA. Fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Friday, September 12, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Middle Creek with the Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1975

   
ARMS, Tava (Jackson)
1915-1975
Mrs. Tava Jackson Arms, 59, died Saturday, September 6, in the Paintsville Hospital. the daughter of the late Ira and Ella Hitchcock Jackson, she was born October 13, 1915 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allen Jackson. Surviving is her second husband, Virgil Arms; a son, Ernest Jackson of Barnetts Creek, two daughters, Mrs. Carl Blanton of Oil Springs and Shirley Ann Arms at home; three stepsons, a stepdaughter; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three brothers, Ernie, Robert and Clyde Jackson, all of Columbus. Services were held Tuesday, September 9 at the Ballot Pentecostal Church at Oil Springs. Reverends Melvin Blanton, Adam Marshall and Tobe Wheeler officiated with burial in the Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1975

   
BAYES, Vertice (Cochran)
1902-1975
Mrs. Vertrice Bayes died Wednesday, September 10 in Battle Creek Community Hospital, Battle Creek, MI at the age of73. Formerly of Oil Springs, she was the daughter of J. D. and Louise Meade Cochran and was born in Johnson County on June 24, 1902. She was preceded in death by her husband, Prentice Bayes on January 29, 1970. Survivors include four sons, Arthur of Jamestown, OH, James of Oil Springs, Glocus of Camden, OH and Clyde of Paintsville, one daughter, Catherine Bayes of Battle Creek, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters also survive. Thurman of Manila, Charlie and Wince, both of Win, Mrs. Rhoda Cochran of Win, Mrs. Martha Bayes of Paintsville and Mrs. Mary Williams of Dayton, KY. Services were held Saturday, September 13 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends John F. Ratliff and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Bayes cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Nephews served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1975

   
BEVIL, Elsa
1898-1975
Mrs. Elsa Bevil, 76, died Saturday, September 6, in Marion General Hospital, Marion, IN. She was born September 24, 1898 in Pike County and was a resident of Marion at the time of her death. Surviving are a son, Richard Bevil and a daughter, Jewell Clay, both of Marion. Services were held Wednesday, September 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Richmond Gap Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1975

  
BURNS, Edgar
1897-1975
Edgar Burns, 77, died Tuesday, September 9 at his residence in Nippa. He was the son of the late Elisha and Mary Robinson Burns and was born October 25, 1897 in Magoffin County. He was a retired miner and a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, Savana Meade Burns; one son, Willie Burns, Nippa; two daughters, Opal Clay, Nippa, and Mattie Rose Cook, Columbus, OH, two sisters, Burnis Pelphrey, Lowmasnville and Dora Castle, Kenton, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, September 12 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Reverends James Kelly Caudill and M. T. Womack officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with the DAV Chapter 18 conducting graveside rites. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1975

   
CANTRELL, Olva
1899-1975
Olva Cantrell, 76, died Saturday, September 27, at his home in Fuget. He was the son of the late Henry J. and Nora Webb Cantrell. Born September 7, 1899, in Johnson County, he was a retired miner and member of the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Bell Cantrell July 20, 1972. Survivors include two sons, Ernie of Flat Gap and Eudell of Fuget; two daughters, Mrs. Nola Rowland of Fairborn; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie McKenzie and Ora Jewell Cantrell, both of Fuget; 23 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 30 in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Reverends Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and Melvin Wright officiated. Burial was in the Cantrell Cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1975

   
COMBS, Arbie
1907-1975
Arbie Combs, 68, died Friday, September 19 at Mercy Hospital in Dayton, OH following a heart attack. He was the son of the late Robert and Malinda Preston Combs and was born January 15, 1907 in Johnson County. A resident of Dayton, he is survived by his wife, Blanche Lemaster Combs. Also surviving are three sons, Kenton of Sarasota, FL, Phillip and Jack, both of Dayton, a daughter, Diana Combs of Dayton, a brother, Arnold Combs of Miami, FL; five sisters, Mrs. Shirley Lyons of Ashland, Mrs. Verla Brown, Hollywood, FL, Mrs. Ruby Davis, Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Jewell Holden, McWhorter, WV and Mrs. Merlie VanHoose, Wittensville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, September 22 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Wittensville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were William B. VanHoose, Robert B. VanHoose, James Meadows, R. C. Stambaugh, George Combs and James E. Daniel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1975

  
COMBS, Lucy (Blair)
1912-1975
Mrs. Lucy Combs, 63, died Friday, September 5 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. The daughter of the late Lonza and Laura Friend Blair, she was born in Boyd County October 9, 1912. A resident of West Van Lear, she was a retired probation parole officer and was a member of the Professional Women’s Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Combs in June 18, 1971. Survivors include two sons, Warren, Raceland, KY, and Charles, West Van Lear, a daughter, Betty Fraley, Dayton, OH, three brothers, Roe of Pensacola, FL, Rudolph and don, both of Springfield, OH, two grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and six step grandchildren. Services were held in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, September 8. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1975

   
CONLEY, Tollie
1899-1975
Tollie Conley, 76, died Sunday, September 28, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born May 18, 1899, in Johnson County, he was a resident of Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coonie and Dora Crace Conley. He was a retired oil field worker and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Pendleton Conley and his second wife, Zelda Daniel Conley. Survivors include four sons, Troy of Dayton, Willie and Willard both of Jackson, OH, and Charles of Staffordsville, a daughter, Mrs. Georgie Skinner of Bloomingsburg, OH; twenty grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; seven brothers, Raleigh of Darby, OH, Charlie, Gus and Glen all of Oil Springs, Willie of Springfield, Mitchell of Greenup and Hobart of Win and two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Johnson of Staffordsville and Mrs. Mae Thormsburg of Salyersville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 30 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Scott Castle and W. T. Womack, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1975

   
DEBOARD, Roscoe E.
1937-1975
Roscoe E. Deboard, 38, died Tuesday, September 2 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH. He was the son of Minnie Deboard and the late roscoe Deboard. A resident of Plain City, OH, he was born May 6, 1937 and was employed by Farley Paving Company. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Lois Jo Deboard, three daughters, Linda, Mary, and Rebecca, all of Sarasota, FL, three brothers, Ed of Hilliard, OH, Russell of Panama Canal, and John of Plain City, three sisters, Katherine Scalf, Hilliard, OH, Mary Leming, Columbus, OH and Doris Deboard of Plain City, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6 in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Walter Skaggs and Bruce Daniels officiated with burial following in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1975

     
FERGUSON, E. D.
1905-1975
E. D. Ferguson, 70, died Monday, September 29 in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. The son of the late H. E. and Anna Warrell Ferguson, he was born March 28, 1905, in Urika Springs, CA. A resident of Van Lear, he was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Eula Spears Ferguson, three daughters, Joyce Ruegg of San Carlos, CA, Mae Marie Sellers of Lone Pine, CA, and Dorothy Clark of Needes, CA; a brother, Carl of California; five sisters, Ester Collingworth, Elsie Stevens, Willene Bealver, Nita Green and Opal Newport, all of California; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 1 in the Block House Bottom Church of Christ with J. W. Halcomb officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1975

  
FITCH, Burton
1907-1975
Burton Fitch, 68, died Saturday, September 27, in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. The son of the late Isabore and Fannie Welch Fitch, he was born in Johnson County, August 12, 1907. A resident of Paintsville, he was retired and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Enola Mae Castle Fitch, two sons, Glen and Gary L. both of Paintsville, two daughters, Willa Dean Cole and Verlie Mae Brink, both of Paintsville, three brothers, Sam of Paintsville, Jessie of Springfield, and Norman of Michigan; three sisters, Ruth Meade of Ashland, Sebra Cottle of Piketon, OH and Ruby Wells of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Monday, September 29 in the First Freewill Baptist church at Paintsville with Reverend Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1975

   
JOHNSON, Patsy
1975
Patsy Johnson, 36, died September 4 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. The Morehead State University graduate was the Big Sandy district’s first health planner, under the Kentucky Comprehensive Health Program. Mrs. Johnson was earlier employed by the Eastern Kentucky Educational Development Corporation at Ashland and was a teacher for 13 years. Surviving are her husband, Frank Johnson, and a daughter, Robyn Renee. The daughter of T. O. Rowe, of Pikeville and Mrs. Nevolyn Smith of Paintsville, who also survive, she is also survived by a brother, Jimmy Smith; a sister, Connie Jo Smith, a niece, Jamie Smith, a nephew, Todd Smith and her step father, George E. Smith. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson were held in the First Baptist Church in Paintsville where she was a member with Dr. Charles Milam serving as officiating minister. Interment was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

   
SENTERS, Larry Dean
1946-1975
Larry Dean Senters died Friday, September 5 as the result of an automobile accident. He was 29. The son of Anna Lawrence and the late Hubert Senters, he was born in Johnson County, July 2, 1946. A resident of West Van Lear, he was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors other than his mother are his wife, Gladys Sellman Senters, two sons, Hubert James Lawrence and Charles Robert, both at home, his paternal grandfather, Sam Senters of Paintsville, and his maternal grandmother, Lena Arms of West Van Lear, one brother, Garry Senters of Paintsville and two sisters, Madonna Senters and Carol VanHoose, both of West Van Lear and a half brother, Michael Lawrence of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 9, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Paul Will and James Martia officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at West Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1975

    
WALLER, Willie Green
1887-1975
Willie Green Waller, 88, died Thursday, September 25 in Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Son of the late Jim and Sarah Roberts Waller, he was born July 17, 1887, in Johnson County. A resident of Blaine for three years and a retired miner, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Lewis Waller, who he married April 17, 1914, in Johnson County. Also surviving are two sons, Cecil of Boons Camp and Raymond of Blaine; six daughters, Nellia Dollarhide, Buna Crum and Bula Dutton, all of Wabash, Matilda Mollette of Blaine, Faye Farley of Williamson, WV and Lestie Welfong of Wenton, OH, forty grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were Sunday, September 28 in Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Reverends Nim Sturgill and Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Highlands Cemetery at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1975

   
WARD, Betty Jo (Holbrook)
1933-1975
Mrs. Betty Jo Ward, 41, died September 13 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Keenis and Exer Ward Holbrook, Born December 8, 1933 in Johnson County, she was a resident of Columbus. Surviving are her husband, Bob Ward, three sons, Robert Duran, Scott and Frank, all of Columbus, a daughter, Connie Sue Scott, Lithopolis, OH; a brother, Kennis Holbrook, Jr., of Marion, OH, six sisters, Dorothy Childers of Thelma, Kathleen Daniels, Jaunita Preston and Gwen Williamson, all of Williamsport, Pauline Duty of Blaine, and Doris Lee of Point Pleasant, WV and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 15 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Nim Sturgill and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Ward Family Cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1975

   
WEBB, Tracey
1975
Tracey Webb, approximately 47, died Sunday, September 28 in Columbus, OH. Formerly of Johnson County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Josie Webb of Red Bush. Survivors include his wife, Glenna Webb, a son, Church Webb, a daughter, Kathy Webb, a brother, Paul Webb and a sister, Mrs. George Fannin, all of Columbus. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial services were held Wednesday, October 1, in Columbus. After cremation, Mr. Webb’s remains will be placed on his mother’s grave in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1975

   
WELLS, Mae (Meek)
1895-1975
Mrs. Mae Meek Wells, 80, died Wednesday, September 10, in Lexington after an extended illness. The daughter of the late Aaron and susan Butcher Meek, she was born in Johnson County, May 11, 1895. a resident of Boons Camp, she had been a member of the Methodist Church for 65 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Wells, in 1961. Survivors include four sons, Kermit of Dayton, OH, John of Boons Camp, Marcus of Inez, and Frank M. of Lexington; two daughters, Willa Mae Ward of Boons Camp and Olive Bollheimer of Nicholsville; six brothers, Issac, Flem, Ted, Willis and Jack, all of Boons Camp and Henry of West Van Lear; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 14 in the Wells Chapel Methodist Church, Rev. Mabry Holbrook officiated with burial in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Pallbearers were Roger Delong, Jack Ward, Billy Ward, Elmer Castle, Paul Meek and Harry Meek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1975

   
WILLIAMSON, Cynthia Ann (Meek)
1892-1975
Mrs. Cynthia Ann Williamson, 83, died Thursday, September 18 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. She was born August 26, 1892, the daughter of the late William Meek and Linda Dutton Meek. She had been a resident of River for 40 years and was a member of the United Baptist Church. She was married August 4, 1910 at Georges Creek, KY to Morris Williamson, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Nathaniel and Saul B. and a daughter Rosie Dutton, all of River, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 20 at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Carl Sparks and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Daniels Family Cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1975

  
WITTEN, Cynthia Ida (Picklesimer)
1886-1975
Cynthia Ida Picklesimer Witten, 89, died Sunday, September 28 in a local hospital following an extended illness. The daughter of the late George Washington and Caroline Conley Howard, she was born in Magoffin County, April 28, 1886. A resident of Thealka, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. (Cub) Witten, in 1965. Survivors include three sons, Paris Picklesimer of Waldo, OH, Payne Picklesimer of Dayton, and Proctor Picklesimer of Brooklyn Park, MD, seven daughters, Mrs. Dudley Robinson, Mrs. Paul Wood, Mrs. Charles Wood, and Mrs. Robert Alexander, all of Indianapolis, IN, Mrs. Wilbur Roberts of Bloomington, OH, Mrs. Sam Patrick and Mrs. Paul Prater, both of Paintsville, four step sons, Richard Witten, Logan, WV, James Witten, Taylor, MI, Charles Witten, Detroit, MI, and Homer Witten, Hazel Park, MI, three step daughters, Anna Daniels, Tutor Key, Minnie Patrick, Morehead and Loretta Sparks, Detroit, MI, and three sisters, Mrs. Jim Fairchild, Oil Springs, Mrs. Bill Conley, Oak Hill, OH, and Mrs. Milligan Williams, Columbus. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September30, in the First Freewill Baptist Church at Paintsville with Reverend Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1975



   
OCTOBER - 1975


  
 
BELL, Charlie
1887-1975
Charlie Bell, 88, died Sunday, October 19, at Paintsville after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Castle Bell. A resident of Van Lear, he was born October 5, 1887, in Johnson County. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mintie Bell in 1965. Surviving are three daughters, Goldie Bell, Mildred Crumb and Maude Jennings, all of Van Lear, 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, October 22 in the Chapel of Jones- Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 22, 1975

   
BLAIR, Mary (Grim)
1889-1975
Mrs. Mary Blair, 86, died Wednesday, October 22, at Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Born January 13, 1889, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late William Wallace and Susan Grim. A resident of West Van Lear, she was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Asa Blair; three sons, Asa Blair, Jr., of Columbus, William Earl Blair of West Milton, OH, and Raymond Blair of Sunbury, OH; a sister, Martha Pelphrey of West Van Lear; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 25, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Elzie Banks, O. I. Williams, and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1975

  
BURCHETT, Herman
1895-1975
Herman Burchett, age 80, of Jenkins, died Sunday, October 5 at the Providence Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. He was the son of the late Henry Burchett and Elizabeth Chandler Burchett, born January 7, 1895 in Johnson County. Herman was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Stambaugh Burchett in May of 1973. Also preceding him in death were three sons. Survivors include four daughters, Elizabeth Nash of Grayson, Jimmie Ann Farley of Jenkins, Donna Howington and Nancy Mullins of Cincinnati, OH; one son, Edwin Burchett of Cincinnati; and seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Patrick of Nippa, Emily Music of East Point, one brother, Isaac Burchett of Paintsville. Funeral services for Mr. Burchett were held at the Christian Church in Jenkins on October 7, with Ministers John Owston and Phillip Lee officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Polly-Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

   
BURKE, Landon Bailey
1891-1975
Landon Bailey Burke, 84, died Monday, October 6 in his home at Oil Springs. Son of the late Scott and Rhoda Johnson Burke, he was born February 24, 1891 in Pike County. A retired miner and carpenter, he was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. His wife, Cora Cooke Burke, preceded him in death on September 2, 1940. Surviving are a son, Watson; six daughters, Dixie Mae Mullins of Huntington, WV, Maxie Fairchild and Nadene Burke, both of Oil Springs, Emily Preston of Vero Beach, FL, Rula Smith of Salyersville, and Gerlie Coldiron of Ft. Gay, WV; three brothers, Dave and Wiley, both of Halo and Britton of Harold, and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 9 in the home at Oil Springs with the Regular Baptist preachers officiating. Burial was in the Burke Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

   
BUTCHER, Lindsay
1900-1975
Lindsay Butcher, 75, died Thursday, October 9, in his home on Johns Creek. He was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Wells Butcher. Born August 12, 1900 in Johnson County, he was employed as a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mary Mollette Butcher, four sons, Billy of Mentor, OH, Everett, Lindsey Jr., and Carl Thomas, all of Van Lear; and two daughters, Geneva Salyers of South Charleston, WV and Jo Ann Fannin of Chardan, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 12, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Bill Tackett and Jess Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Johns Creek at Van Lear with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

  
CRACE, Dona (Green)
1897-1975
Mrs. Dona Crace, 78, died Monday, October 27, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. The daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Salyer Green, she was born September 6, 1897, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Crace, on December 29, 1974. She is survived by a son, Ross Blair of Oil Springs. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 30, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Reverend Arthur Daniel will officiate with burial being held in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Funeral Home will handle arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1975

  
EALEY, Mabel (Lemaster)
1924-1975
Mabel Ealey, 51, died Wednesday, October 1, at her home at Hager Hill following an extended illness. She was born March 1, 1924 in Johnson County and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Clara Lemaster and the late Roscoe Lemaster. Survivors include her husband, Oliver Ealey, a son, Douglas Ealey of Paintsville; a daughter, Judy VanHoose of Lavalette, WV and two sisters, Elsie Spears of West Van Lear and Thelma Picklesimer of Sitka. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4 in Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Steve Branham and Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1975

  
KESTNER, Anna Belle (Scalf)
1938-1975
Anna Belle Kestner, 36, died Wednesday, October 22 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. The daughter of James E. and Georgie Stepp Scalf, who survive, she was born November 17, 1938, in Martin County and was a resident of Hager Hill. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is alos survived by her husband, Carol Gene Kestner, three daughters, Caroletta Jean, Georgetta Leah and Raynetta Joe, all at home; six brothers, Jimmy of Louisville, Frank of Galloway, OH, Ray of Lexington, William R. of New Albany, OH, Buddy of Elkview, WV and Charles of Houston, TX; and two sisters, Mrs. Darrell Morris of Pataskala, OH and Mrs. Frank Patrick of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1975

   
LEMASTER, Frank L.
1929-1975
Frank L. Lemaster, 45, died Wednesday, October 8, after a sudden illness. He was the son of Everett and Sally Brown Lemaster and was born November 18, 1929 in Floyd County. A resident of Huntington, WV, he was an employee of Armco Steel Company of Ashland, and was a member of the VFW. Survivors other than his parents are his wife, Clara Lemaster, a son, Steven of Ft. Meade, MD, three daughters, Mrs. Paul Highfield, of Ft. Meade, MD, Mrs. Edith Nunnold and Miss Franka Lemaster, both of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Lushbaugh of Volga; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 11 in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery at Volga with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Eddie Brown, John Brown, Sardis Hitchcock, Warren Blanton, Everett Williams, Tommie Williams, Paul Lemaster and Hardis Hitchcock. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

  
MCKENZIE, Gladys
1916-1975
Miss Gladys McKenzie, 58, died Tuesday, October 21, at her home in Dayton, OH, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Roby and Maude Tackett McKenzie and was born November 3, 1916, in Johnson County. She was a retired employee of General Motors. Surviving are two brothers, Ray V. of Trotwood, OH and Roby of Dayton, and two sisters, Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Dayton and Edna Susan Cockran of Clayton, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1975

  
OSBORNE, Phyllis Jean (Howe)
1940-1975
Mrs. Phyllis Jean Osborne, 35, died Thursday, October 16, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Phillip Howe and Evelyn Griffith Howe, who survives. Born July 17, 1940, in Johnson County, she was a resident of East Point and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Osborne. She is survived by one sister, Francis Marie Music of East Point. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 19, in the East Point Church of Christ with Reverend Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 22, 1975

  
PRESTON, Irene
1921-1975
Mrs. Irene Preston, 54, died Sunday, October 26, in Huntington, WV following an extended illness. Daughter of Mahala Preston who survives, and the late Byrd Preston, she was born August 15, 1921 in Johnson County. A resident of Huntington, she was a retired employee of the U. S. Government. Surviving are two brothers, Byrd of Paintsville and Garcie of Barnetts Creek and two sisters, Mrs. Valerie Thompson of Tucson, AZ and Mrs. Bonnie Spence of Dayton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 29, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Leo E. Oxley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with arrangements handled by the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1975

   
REED, Noah
1893-1975
Noah Reed, 82, died Sunday, October 5 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Born January 13, 1893, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late A. J. N. Reed and Rebecca Pelphrey Reed. A resident of Salyersville, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Alka McCarty Reed, preceded him in death April 5, 1975. Surviving are a son, Dockey of Lucasville, OH and two sisters, Oma McCarty of Oil Springs and Hazel Arms of Shelbyville, MI. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Charles Stapleton and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in McCarty Cemetery at Fish Trap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1975

  
RHEW, Ruby (Watkins)
1975
Ruby Kitty Watkins Rhew, 50, of 711 Sycamore Road, Graham, NC, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at her home. A native of Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Sara Rice Watkins and the late William D. Watkins. She was the wife of Huel D. Rhew who survives. She was associated with her husband in the operation of Rhew & Marshall Mobile Home Sales and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters; Mrs. Rhonda Hughes of Graham, Mrs. Sara Wilson of Burlington, Miss Pam Rhew of Graham and Miss Gina Rhew at home. Three sisters, also survive, Mrs. Mary Jo Wolfe of Athens, OH, Mrs. Bertha Bayes, Dayton, OH, and Mrs. Gladys Blair of Jenkins. There are four surviving brothers, Gale Watkins of Athens, OH, Brother Watkins of West Van Lear, Sammie L. Watkins of Paintsville and Dolphus Watkins of Dayton, OH. Final rites were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 31, at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Lawrence Bridges, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Graham Memorial Gardens, Graham, NC. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1975

   
SALYERS, Austin
1886-1975
Austin Salyers, 89, died Sunday, October 26, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Born January 8, 1886, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ephrium and Lou Ann Sparks. A resident of Paintsville he was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Dixon Salyers; a son, Robert Salyers of Florida; five daughters, Nova Castle of Sandusky, OH; Clova Weigand of Florida, Oma McKenzie of Paintsville, Ola Franklin and Katherine Rudd, both of Fairborn, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 29, in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist church with Reverends Don Fraley and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1975

   
SLONE, Amy Beth
1975-1975
Infant Amy Beth Slone, daughter of Regnald-Roger Slone and Patricia Short Slone of Staffordsville was dead at birth Sunday, October 5, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Surviving in addition to her parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Slone of Paintsville and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arville Short of Meally. Funeral services were conducted October 6, at the Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with J. H. Short, minister. Burial was in the Slone Cemetery at Turner Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

  
TRIMBLE, Irene (Williams)
1905-1975
Irene Trimble, 70, died Saturday, October 4, in Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. Born June 11, 1905 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Tina Dixon Williams. A resident of Paintsville, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Patrick Trimble, preceded her in death in 1951. Surviving are two sons, Johnnie and Claude and two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Wright and Mrs. Margie Fraley, all of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Sola Alber of Phoenix, AZ; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 7 in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Tutor Key with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, James Wallace
1924-1975
James Wallace Williams, 51, died Sunday, October 5, in Flemingsburg, KY, following a short illness. Son of the late James Wallace and Nellie Reeves Williams, he was born April 29, 1924 in Perry County. He was a resident of Staffordsville and was a retired employee of Island Creek Coal Company. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the DAV. Surviving are his wife, Freda Daniel Williams; two sons, James Wallace and Bruce Allen; two daughters,  Brenna C. and Vina Carol, eight brothers and sisters, Wilder, Jack, Hale, Gale, Roland, Avery Curtis and Ray Curtis, all of Fleming County and Dale Gilliam of Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 8 in the Denton Funeral Home in Flemingsburg with Reverend Norman Wasson officiating. Burial was in the Goddard Cemetery at Flemingsburg with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1975



   
NOVEMBER - 1975


   

  
ADAMS, Lester
1897-1975
Lester Adams, 78, died Thursday, November 13, in his home at Turner Branch after a brief illness. He was born February 2, 1897, in Johnson County, son of the late Hayden and Nannie Adams. He was a resident of Turner Branch and was a retired conservation officer, Division of Fish and Wildlife. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and served as sheriff of Johnson County, 1942-1946. Surviving are his wife, Marsha Fairchild Adams, two sons, Hondel of Covington and Andy of Turner Branch; two daughters, Beulah Selvage of Denver and Evelyn McClure of Wittensville; a brother, Charley of New Carlisle, OH; a sister, Jane Conley of Columbus; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 at the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church with Reverends James Kelly Caudill, C. C. Hall and Claude Preston officiating. Burial was in the Adams Family cemetery at Turner Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
BURCHETT, Jesse James
1895-1975
Jesse James Burchett, 80, died Friday, November 14, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Andy and Bell Shockey Burchett. Born in Carter County on September 28, 1895, he had been a resident of Tutor Key since March of 1974. He was a retired section foreman for C & O Railroad, a veteran of World War I, a member of Howard Hall Post No. 1054 and VFW of Huntington, WV. Surviving are his wife, Arlene Handley Burchett and a sister, Dollie E. Pack of Williamsport. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Revernds Jimmy Daniels and Walter Dutton officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
BURKE, M. E.
1896-1975
M. E. (Buddy) Burke, 79, died Sunday, November 2, in Memorial Hospital in Ft. Pierce, FL after an extended illness. Son of the late Calvin and Martha Music Burke, he was born in Johnson County April 24, 1896. Formerly of Allen, he was a resident of Ft. Pierce and was retired from the C & O Railroad after 46 years as an engineer. He was a member of 885 F & AM of Van Lear and a 50 year member of El Hasa Shrine. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Fairchild Burke; four brothers, Howard of Ashland, Greene Burke of Ragland, WV, Arch of Frankfort and John of Tampa, FL and three sisters, Mrs. Sara Williams of Paintsville, Mrs. Oma Greer of Allen and Mrs. Ruth Meeks of West Van Lear. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 6 at the East Point Church of Christ with Reverends E. W. Damron and Bill Ford officiating. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Garden at Ivel, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1975

  
BURKE, Tom
1907-1975
Tom Burke, 68, died Thursday, November 20 at Highland Regional Medical Center after an illness of several weeks. He was the son of the late Jeff and Nancy Horne Burke. Born May 8, 1907 in Johnson County, he was a resident of West Van Lear. He was a retired driller, a member of the United Baptist church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Lewis Burke; a son, Thomas Burke of Dayton, three daughters, Mrs. Okalee Evans of Phillipburg, OH, Mrs. Penny Moore of Warsaw, KY, and Mrs. Jeanie Setser of Van Lear; two brothers, Don of Paintsville and Raymond of Disco, IN; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Kelly of Warsaw, IN, Mrs. Shirley Conley of Allegan, MI, Mrs. Flossie Patrick of Betsy Layne and Mrs. Gladys Preston of Syracuse, IN; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23 in the United Baptist church at Paintsville with Reverends O. I. Williams, Nim Sturgill and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Jim Sloan, Paul Howard, Ivan Huff, Glen Preece, Bill Dyer, Jeff Evans, Tom Evans, and Eric Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Richard McKenzie, F. S. Martin, Tom Calhoun, Pat McCourt and Herman Setser. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1975

  
BUTCHER, Ida (Bowling)
1902-1975
Mrs. Ida Butcher, 72, died Sunday, November 2 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Daughter of the late P. L. and Effie Bowling, she was born June 10, 1902 in Johnson County. A resident of Van Lear, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Butcher on April 8, 1964. Surviving are seven sons, Ira, Elmer, Allen, Granville, and Everett, all of Van Lear, Hubert of Wittensville and Burnard of Wabash, IN; three daughters, Mannie Butcher of Van Lear, Maggie Moore and Virginia Triplett, both of Wabash, IN; six brothers and sisters, Lidge, Suell, Estil Pearl and Grover, all of Van Lear, and Darkes Honeycutt of Sitka. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 5, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends O. I. Williams and Elzie Banks officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1975

  
CASTLE, Pina (Fletcher)
1921-1975
Mrs. Pina Castle, 54, died Wednesday, November 26, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Daughter of the late John and Flossie Scarberry Fletcher, she was born in Johnson County on August 9, 1921. A resident of Thealka, she was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Castle, on May 27, 1964. Surviving are three sons, Franklin D. Terry, and Joe Edward and Two stepsons, Woodrow and Ernest, all of Thealka, seven daughters, Juanita Fisher and Wilma Faye Castle of Urbana, OH, Margaret Salyers, Elizabeth Castle and Debbie Sue Beam, all of Thealka, Betty Carol Stambaugh of Volga, Edna Mae Collins of Ft. Bragg, NC, three step daughters, Mable Jackson and Mildred Roberts, both of Urbana and Sylvia Black of Virginia; three brothers, Roby Daniels of Springfield, Rufus Daniels and Robert Daniels, both of Nippa; a sister, Mary Mae Scarberry of Nippa; 5 grandchildren and 27 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 29, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Don Fraley and Tommie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

   
CAUDILL, Chester Lee
1925-1975
Chester Lee Caudill, 50, died November 3. Born March 9, 1925, he was the son of the late Luther and Lillie Spradlin Caudill. He is survived by his wife, Francis Blair, four sons, Dan Caudill of Carey, OH, Jeffery Allen, Teddy Wallace and Chester Leon, all of Denver; two daughters, Georgene Daniel of West Van Lear and Patsy Ruth of Denver; a brother, Freddy of Stony Ridge, OH; four sisters, Margie Trimble of Barnetts Creek, Anna Mae Dyer and Reba Jewell Squires, both of Portsmouth, OH and Rebecca Arms of Columbus; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 6, at the Beechwall United Baptist church with Reverends Charles Selvage and James Harrison Blair officiating. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Denver with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Mr. Caudill’s nephews, Harry Douglas Kestner, Elzie Lee Kestner, Larry and Garry Trimble, Troy Caudill and Roy Caudill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
DEBORD, Borderes F.
1890-1975
Borderes F. DeBord, 85, died Tuesday, November 18 at Madison County, OH hospital. He was a retired coal miner. Born February 19, 1890, in Lowmansville, he was the son of Jacob and Fannie Borderes DeBord. A member of the First Church of God, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lyda Hatfield, Debord, February 18, 1975, and by three sons, one daughter, three sisters, and five brothers. He is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Walter (Opal) Cordial of London, Mrs. Raymond (Rowena) Borderes, Mrs. Carman (Lena) Roberts and Mrs. Ralph (Alice) Roberts, all of West Jefferson, Mrs. Wilmer (Hazel) Daniels of Plain City, Mrs. Harold (Erma) Northup of Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Deck (Eula) Preston of Columbus, three sons, Beecher of Mims, FL, Richard of Galloway, Dallas of Pomeroy; 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, November 21 at First Church of God with Rev. Scott M. Griffith officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1975

   
DILLS, Leona (Lemaster)
1896-1975
Mrs. Leona Dills, 78, died Thursday, November 27, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Born December 1, 1896, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Mary Ellen Trimble Lemaster. She was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Dills; a son, Bert Dills of Mt. Sterling; four daughters, Carole Wolfe, Anna Ruth Dills and Marilyn Joy Short, all of Wittensville and Geneva Mae Stapleton of Detroit, MI; three brothers, and sisters, Ollie Spradlin of South Point, OH, Tava Pelphrey of Ashland and Lelia Cooper of Paintsville and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 29, in the Rush Fork United Methodist Church at Wittensville with Reverends Mabry Holbrook and S. B. Rucker officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

   
ELDREDGE, Merrill Haines
1927-1975
Merrill Haines Eldredge of Voorhees, NJ, formerly of Paintsville, born in Selment, NJ, May 25, 1927, died suddenly on Friday, November 28, enroute to the Taylor County Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. At age 48, he was a member of the Trinity United Church in Wooster, OH, a veteran of World War II, member of the P.B.O. Elks No. 277 and Owen Dunn Post 5 American Legion in Mt. Vernon, IN; and also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was a field superintendent for Halliburton Services. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Crump Eldredge, two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Betty (Carol) Music of Campbellsville, Miss Donna Eldredge of Lexington, Larry Alton Eldredge, a student at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and Garry Alan Eldredge of Centerville, OH. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Floyd of Port St. Lucie, FL. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

    
ESTEP, Charlie J.
1911-1975
Charlie J. Estep, 64, died Wednesday, November 26, in the Columbus University Hospital. A resident of Springfield, OH, he was born January 18, 1911 at Flat Gap. He was the son of Scott and Carrie Collinsworth Estep and had resided in Springfield for the past 23 years. He was a retired employee of Robins and Myers, Inc. He was a moderator of and an elder in the Hickory Grove United Baptist church of Mechanicsburg, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mae Lemaster Estep, five daughters, Mrs. Larry Gilliland of Hillard, OH, Mrs. Jesse Helton of West Jefferson, OH, Mrs. Nelson Horn, Mrs. Tim Malloy and Mrs. Scott Harkins, all of Springfield; five sons, Bill, James, Dave and Phillip, all of Springfield, and Joe Edwin of West Van Lear; a sister, Mrs. Earl McKenzie of Flat Gap; a half sister, Mrs. Flora Cantrell of Fuget, and 16 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, November 29 in the Hickory Grove Church with Reverends Jarett Crodill and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Springfield with Jackson, Lytle and Coffman Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1975

   
FAIRCHILD, Lora Ann
1975
Lora Ann Fairchild, infant daughter of Timmy Kent and Fayetta Parker Fairchild, died Sunday, November 2, in the Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are a sister, Linda Faye, two brothers, Kenneth Ray and Randy Allen, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fairchild of Staffordsville and maternal grandfather, Drue Parker of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 4 in the Chapel of Preston Funeral Home with Reverend John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the Fairchild Family cemetery at Staffordsville with the Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1975

  
HALL, Virgie (Collins)
1903-1975
Mrs. Virgie Hall, 72, died Thursday, November 20 in her home at Meally after an extended illness. Born August 22, 1903, she was the daughter of the late G. W. and Bertha Honeycutt Collins. Born in Johnson County, she was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Hall on July 5, 1968. Surviving are a son, Ewing of Meally, a daughter Eula Music of Coal Grove, OH; two brothers, Ashley of Van Lear and Fred of Danville; two sisters, Ruby Austin of Camden, OH, and Beatrice Bickford of Auxier; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23, in the Church of Christ at Meally with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1975

  
HILL, Laura (Williams)
1888-1975
Mrs. Laura Hill, 87, died Sunday, November 30, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Hamilton Williams. A resident of Paintsville, she was born in Johnson County on March 20, 1888, and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Hill in 1933. Surviving are two sons, Glen of Relief and Wayne of Elemton, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Mullins of Red Bush and Mrs. Mary Ellen Skaggs of Paintsville; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 3, in the Paint Valley Enterprise Baptist Church at Relief with Reverends Ellis Hamilton, Robie Ferguson, John Pelphrey and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery at Relief with the Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1975

   
KELLY, Ella (Sagraves)
1892-1975
Mrs. Ella Kelly, 83, died Sunday, November 16 at her home at Flat Gap following an extended illness. Daughter of the late William and Armilda Williams Sagraves, she was born August 17, 1892 at Flat Gap. Surviving are her husband, Hendrix Kelly; two sons, Ashley of Covington and Lemoyn of Flat Gap; and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 19 at the Kentucky Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Reverend Homer Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
KIMBLETON, Kennel
1910-1975
Kennel Kimbleton, 65, died Saturday, November 15, following a heart attack. Born June 7, 1910 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late L. W. and Cora Alice Blanton Kimbleton. A resident of Paintsville at the time of his death, he had been employed as an electrician for Inland Steel, East Chicago, IN. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Smith Kimbleton; a son, James, of Paintsville; a brother, Kendrick of Parson, WV and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18 in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Willie Duty officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
KING, Mildred (Miller)
1904-1975
Mrs. Mildred Miller King, 71, died Tuesday, November 11 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Mahala Oliver Miller. Born May 8, 1904, in Hazard, she was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and Daughters of American Revolution. Surviving are her husband, Ed. H. King and a daughter, Barbara Rice of Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

   
LEMASTER, Lloyd
1898-1975
Lloyd Lemaster, 76, died Tuesday, November 4, in his home at Kerz, KY, following an extended illness. Son of the late T. J. and Martha Jones Lemaster, he was born December 22, 1898, in Johnson County. He was a retired miner and a member of the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gypsie Woods Lemaster; six sons, Robert of Wittensville, Charles and Herbert of Ypsilanti, MI, Lowell and Lloyd F. of Marion, OH, and Clifford of Sitka; four daughters, Lucille Creslip, Gracie McCoy and Freda Lemaster of Sitka and Edith Sparks of Winifred; a brother, Troy of Milford Center, OH; a sister, Mayme Rowe of Sitka; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 7, in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Reverends Harold Salyers and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Cemetery at Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1975

  
MEEK, Jack
1883-1975
Jack Meek, 92, died Thursday, November 13 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Son of the late Aaron and Susan Butcher Meek, he was born in Johnson County on September 22, 1883. He was a resident of Boons Camp and was a retired miner. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church since 1935. Surviving are his wife, Jeanetta Ward Meek; three sons, Clarence of Boons Camp, Cecil of Meally and Estill of Betsy Layne; two daughters, Almira Penix of Williamsport, and Exer Price of Akron, OH; five brothers, Ike, Ted, Willis and Flem, all of Boons Camp and Henry of West Van Lear; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Reverends Glenn Arrowood, Earl Muncy and C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
MURRAY, Oma (Salyers)
1898-1975
Mrs. Oma Murray, 77, died Saturday, November 22, in Highland Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Daughter of the late Martin and Jayne Stapleton Salyers, she was born in Johnson County on May 2, 1898. A resident of Sitka, she was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church of Kerz. Surviving are her husband, Elbert Murray, six sons, Paul, Thomas, and Troy Ray, all of Columbus, Clarence and Phillip Eugene of Springfield and Robert of Dayton; four daughters, Neva Giusto of Brooksville, FL, Maxine Ripley of Baltimore, MD, Irene Slone and Loraine Harris, both of Flat Gap; a brother, Edward of Sitka; two sisters, Delsie VanHoose of Sitka and Cova Salyers of Fuget; 24 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tues, November 25, in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Reverends Ellis Hamilton, Harold Salyers and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Salyers Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

   
MUSIC, Amos
1891-1975
Amos Music, 84, died Saturday, November 1, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Born February 3, 1891, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Lum and Lue Resie Castle Music. A resident of Van Lear, he was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clara Ratliff Music, six sons, Oval of Van Lear, Ora of Richwood, OH, Arlo of Michigan City, IN, Arvin, Everett and Clarence, all of Wabash, IN, five daughters, Mrs. Brown O. Wells and Mrs. Billie Blair, both of Van Lear, Mrs. Elic Honeycutt, Mrs. Fred Kestner and Mrs. Ivory Parks, all of Wabash, IN; three brothers, John of Van Lear, McKinley of Greenwich, OH, and Kelly of Nippa, a sister, Virgie Ratliff of West Van Lear; 36 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 4 in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Jessie Blankenship and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1975

  
REED, Arnold
1930-1975
Elder Arnold Reed, 45, died Sunday, November 16, in his home at Flat Gap after an extended illness. He was born September 13, 1930, in Johnson County. He was self-employed and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, Lonza and Beulah Lemaster Reed, his wife, Betty Rose Trimble Reed; a son, Jeffery Arnold of Flat Gap; five brothers, Hershel of London, KY, James Lloyd of Paintsville, Edward of Flat Gap, Danny of Salisburg, MD, and Sammy of Murfreesboro, NC, and four sisters, Mrs. Gerald Fannin of Jackson, OH, Mrs. F. S. Stapleton of Cardington, OH, Mrs. Jack J. Kelley of Winter park, FL and Mrs. Woodford Bowen of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 19, in the Fish Trap United Baptist church with Reverends Timmie Bailey, Everett Slone, James Harrison Blair, and Haskel Back officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

   
SALYERS, Mima (Burke)
1887-1975
Mrs. Mima Salyers, 88, died Wednesday, November 19 in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late George and Lurinda Blancet Burke. Born June 19, 1887, in Morgan County, she was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Claude Conley and Mason Salyers. Surviving are a son, Willard Conley of New Paris, OH; a daughter, Mildred Conley Nelson of Sheridan, IN, a sister, Eva Burke, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in the Keaton Cemetery at Davis Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1975

  
SELVAGE, Cal
1896-1975
Cal Selvage, 79, died Thursday, November 13, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an illness of several weeks. Son of the late John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage, he was born in Johnson County October 8, 1896. A resident of Van Lear for 49 years, he was a retired miner. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the UMWA. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Williams Selvage on January 26, 1972. Surviving are his second wife, Elizabeth Leake Selvage; three daughters, Juanita Hunter of Jacksonville, FL, Neva Jean Barker, Taylor, MI, and Betty Moore of Van Lear; three brothers, Add of West Van Lear, Clete of Denver and Dewey of Staffordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Octava Ealey and Mrs. Myrtle Fairchild, both of Paintsville; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 in the Freewill Baptist church at Van Lear with Reverends Jesse Blankenship, Charles Banks and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
SELVAGE, Eurlta Celia (Patrick)
1888-1975
Mrs. Eurlta Celia Patrick Selvage, 87, died Wednesday, November 26, at the home of her daughter, Maxine Bierman of Prestonsburg, where she resided. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Cordelia Franklin Patrick. Born July 6, 1888 at Meally, she was a member of the Arnold Avenue First Christian Church at Prestonsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Selvage in 1958. Surviving are a son, Russell Selvage of Carlisle, KY; two daughters, Maxine Bierman of Prestonsburg and Ruby Wells of Auxier; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 29 in the Arnold Avenue First Christian Church at Prestonsburg with Reverends Harold Dix and Bill Gilliland officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Carter Funeral Home handling arrangements. Active pallbearers were Ed Dunford, Richard Bierman, William Mathis, Jeff Bingham, Donald Selvage, and Randal Wells. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Fields, Clyde George, Glen Brickley, Tod Adams, Tom O. McGuire, L. B. Fairchild, Jack McDowell, Jimmy Hatcher, Curtis May, William Arnold Spradlin and Glenn Anderson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1975

   
STEVENS, Johnny Milburn
1963-1975
Johnny Milburn Stevens, 12 year old son of Johnny and Leta Sue Estep Stevens, died Friday, November 14, in a Columbus, OH hospital. He was born February 2, 1963 in Xenia, OH and was a resident of Fairborn. He is survived by his parents and a sister, Malinda Kaye Stevens at home. Funeral services were held Monday, November 17 in the Cold Springs United Baptist church at Elna with Reverends, Eual McKenzie and Scotty Williams officiating. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

  
VANHOOSE, Effie (Castle)
1907-1975
Mrs. Effie VanHoose, 68, died Friday, November 28 in Madison Elm Nursing Home in London, OH after an extended illness. Daughter of the late Cleve and Virgie Sadler Castle, she was born January 1, 1907, in Johnson County, and was a resident of London. A member of the Freewill Baptist church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carmel VanHoose on April 4, 1975. Surviving are two sons, Mitchell of Wittensville and Bobby of London; three daughters, Mary Louise Rice of Wittensville, Lillie Jewell and Betty Lee Shelby, both of Salina, Kansas; two brothers, Grover Castle of Columbus and Dakota Castle of Nippa; three sisters, Ruby Scarberry and Ethel Scarberry of Nippa and Ollie Castle of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 2, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

     
SPARKS, Oakley
1899-1975
Oakley Sparks, 76, died Tuesday, November 4, in Highland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born March 1, 1899, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late John and Missouri Phillips Sparks. A resident of Hager Hill, he was self-employed as a farmer and a partner in Sparks Brothers Bus Lines, a member of the United Baptist church and served on the Board of Directors of Citizens National Bank. Surviving are his wife, Frozie Phipps Sparks, three brothers, Jarvis of Thelma, Olma of Dayton, and Chester of Lake Placid, FL and three sisters, Mona Roth of Lake Placid, FL, Alma Neeley and Maxie Stargill of Newport News, VA. Funeral services were held Friday, November 7 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Charles Stapleton and C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1975

   
TACKETT, Francis M. Sr.
1895-1975
Francis M. Tackett, Sr., 80, died Thursday, November 6, in Pike County Hospital, Piketon, OH. Son of the late A. J. and Jane Stafford Tackett, he was born in Johnson County, August 14, 1895. A resident of Staffordsville, he was a retired disabled veteran of World War I and was a member of the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Mae Tackett, January 10, 1972. Surviving are three sons, Francis M. Jr. and William F. of Staffordsville and Emory Earl of Winder, GA; two daughters, Jewell McKenzie of Piketon, OH and Mabel F. Picklesimer of Thornsville, OH; a brother, Mose of Barnetts Creek; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 9, in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Reverends O. I. Williams, Buell Ferguson and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1975

   
WARD, Bill
1925-1975
County Judge Bill Ward was interred in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma Sunday, November 16, after succumbing to an apparent heart attack last Wednesday evening. After undergoing treatment for several months for what was reportedly abdominal cancer, Judge Ward was at the Kings Daughter Hospital in Frankfort at the time of his demise. Elected to the office of County Judge in November of 1973, Mr. Ward began his second term in the county’s highest elected office in January 1974. Judge Ward had previously served in that position from 1962 through 1965. Judge Ward was taken ill in June of this year and never returned to his duties, fulltime, although he maintained communication with his office. Born September 1, 1925, in Pike County, Mr. Ward was the son of the late G. Mack Ward and Mrs. Ethel Boyd Ward, who survives. He was a veteran of World War II. In addition to his mother, Judge Ward is survived by his wife, Ernestine Walters Ward, a son, Billy M. Ward, II, at home, a daughter, Marcia Lynne Conley, of Somerset, one grandson, David Bryan Conley and a sister, Ruth Ann Akers of Ft. Thomas. Reverend Charles Milam officiated at funeral services for Judge Ward, held Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975


  
WHEELER, Olga (Stapleton)
1900-1975
Olga Stapleton Wheeler, 75, died Thursday, November 13 in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Daughter of the late George Brittain and Emma Ward Stapleton, she was born in Johnson County on July 25, 1900. A resident of Paintsville, she was a retired deputy county court clerk, a 50 year member of No. 320 Eastern Star, Past Grand Matron, Past District Governor for District 7 Republican party, and Woman of the Year for 1966 Republican party. She was preceded in death in 1968 by her husband, Charles Orion Wheeler, Sr., Surviving are a son, C. O. “Buzzie” Wheeler of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Wheeler Wilson of Franklin, TN, and Mrs. Barbara Wheeler of McPherson of Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Ridda Finlayson of Lexington and Mrs. Julia Stafford of Paintsville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1975

   
WILCOX, Shirley (Dixon)
1904-1975
Mrs. Shirley Wilcox, 71, died Sunday, November 9, following a brief illness. Daughter of the late Guy and Margaret Slone Dixon, she was born in Johnson County on September 22, 1904. A resident of Wittensville, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Wilcox; five sons, Roy of Blairsville, PA, Ernest of Loveland, OH, Edger Marion of Mt. Gilard, OH, Jesse David of Mableton, GA, and Ronnie of Salem, IN; two daughters, Evelyn Womack of Hamilton, OH and Margaret Hall of Salem, IN; a brother, Roy Dixon of Hammersville, OH and a sister, Merlie Kimmerlie of Dayton; 26 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 12 in the First United Methodist Church at Wittensville with Reverend Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial will be held in the Dixon Cemetery at Wittensville with Paintsville Funeral home in charge of arrangements. The grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, K. W. 1892-1975 K.W. (Kendell) Williams, 83, died Sunday, November 23, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Craton and Hannah Frazier Williams. Born June 27, 1892, in Johnson County, he was a resident of Flat Gap. He was a farmer and a member of the United Baptist church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Bond Williams, in 1951. Surviving are a son, Eulas J. Williams of Orlando, FL, two step sons, Charles Price of Ashland and Paul B. Price of Flatwoods; four daughters, Mrs. Eugenia Conley of Paintsville, Mrs. Ray Salyer of Richmond, Mrs. Ernie Salyer of Blaine and Mrs. Eldred Junkin of Smithfield, NB, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward Travis and Mrs. Michael Thacker, both of Thelma; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren and 21 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 26, in the Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap with Reverends Tommie Bailey, Buel Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Williams Family Cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

  
WILLIAMS, Rufus
1915-1975
Rufus Williams, 60, died Saturday, November 8, in Highland Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Son of the late Albert Williams and Goldie Osborne Williams who survives, he was born in Martin County, June 18, 1915. A resident of Van Lear, he was a retired miner, a member of the Church of Christ and a member of Masonic Lodge 885 F & AM, Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Verlie Spriggs Williams; two sons, Roger L. and Larry D., both of Van Lear; a daughter, Karen Gay Jennings, and a step daughter, Colleen Williams, both of Van Lear; four brothers, Lloyd and Gene Edward, both of Boons Camp and Albert, Jr., and John of Columbus, IN; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 11, in the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Reverend Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1975


   
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ADKINS, Eleanor (Castle)
1922-1975
Mrs. Eleanor Adkins, 53, died Monday, December 29, at her Wittensville home after an extended illness. She was born September 17, 1922, in Johnson County and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her parents, Lawrence and Edna Huff Castle, a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Leach of Ironton, OH; four brothers, Lawrence of Sheridan, IN, Ernest of Atlanta, IN, Isaac of Portsmouth, OH, and Harry of Ashland, KY and five sisters, Mrs. Annis Mae Meade of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Pauline Castle of Nippa, Mrs. Deloris Evans of Columbus, Mrs. Mattie Rose Petterson of Virginia Beach, VA and Mrs. Garnett Clay of Buena Vista, CO, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 1, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Henry Skaggs and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
BLANTON, Albert
1906-1975
Albert Blanton, 67, died Sunday, December 7, at his Denver home after an illness of several months. Born May 27, 1906, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Tom and Allie Fairchild Blanton. He was a coal operator, a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Florence Weddington Blanton, four sons, Burnette of Lakeland, FL, Kenneth of West Liberty, Bill of New Carlisle, OH, and Eddie of Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Janet McCarty of Jeffersonville, OH, and Mrs. Blanche Pelphrey of Denver, three brothers, Bert of Jenkins, John Russell of Lakeland, FL, and Arnold of Peoria, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Salyer of Hager Hill and Mrs. Betty Jean Reichardt of Mansfield, OH; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 10, in the First Baptist Church of Paintsville with Reverends Michael Heacock and Charles Milam officiating. Burial will be in the Blanton Cemetery at Denver with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers are Jay Blanton, Mike Blanton, Bill Blanton, Gordon McCarty, Eddie H. Pelphrey, Rick Pelphrey, Mike Bundren and Tommy Hammond, Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Blanton, Hoosie VanHoose, Ellis Rice, Herbert Pratt, Don Burke, Ross Lyons, and Hershel Weddington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

  
BURNS, Mark Daniel
1975-1975
Mark Daniel Burns, infant son of Roy and Nancy Daniel Burns, died Wednesday, December 3 in the Paintsville Hospital. He is survived by his parents and a brother Michael, of Nippa. Funeral services were held Friday, December 5, with graveside rites conducted by Rev. Lowell Pelphrey. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

   
CANTRELL, Robert
1907-1975
Robert Cantrell, 68, died Thursday, December 11 after an illness of several weeks. He was born April 20, 1907, in Johnson County, son of the late Thomas and Julia Love Cantrell. He was a resident of Oil Springs and a retired employee of the State Highway and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elna Frazier Cantrell, in January, 1936. Surviving are a son, Thomas I. Cantrell of Oil Springs, three brothers, Bryan, Burns and Burt, all of Oil Springs, two sisters, Hazel Cochran of Win and Myrtle Cantrell of Dayton. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Buel Ferguson, Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Win with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

  
CLAY, Eva (VanHoose)
1903-1975
Mrs. Eva VanHoose Clay, 72, died Sunday, December 7, at her Turner Branch home after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Alice Salyer VanHoose. Born September 6, 1903, in Johnson County, she was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and the Eastern Star of Paintsville. She was married November 8, 1949 to Irvin Clay who preceded her in death on March 18, 1973. Surviving are two step daughters, Vonda McKenzie and Herma Stambaugh, both of River, two sisters, Maude Rice of Paintsville and Gegie Gish of Ashland; three step grandchildren, Phyllis Sneed and Francis Daniel, both of Columbus, and Michael C. Preston of Paintsville; and 3 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 9, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

    
CONLEY, Lloyd
1947-1975
Lloyd Conley, 28, died Friday, December 12, at his Barnetts Creek home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Lewis Conley and Mary Ellen Hunley Conley, who survives. Born February 28, 1947, in Johnson County, he was employed as a factory worker. He was a member of the Baptist Fellowship. He married Carolyn Sue Tackett Conley on May 14, 1966 in Marion, OH. Surviving other than his wife and mother, are a son, Lloyd Perry and a daughter, Phyllis Rae, both at home; four brothers, Hershel of Marion, OH, Rex Dixon of Piketon, OH, Roy Lee of Hager Hill and Troy Lewis of Barnetts Creek; and three sisters, Arma Lemaster of Pikeville, Opal Faye Blanton and Rebecca Cantrell, both of Piketon, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, December 15 at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Kenny Pelphrey and Freddie Buckner officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

    
DANIELS, Clyde
1897-1975
Clyde Daniels, 78, died Wednesday, December 17, in the J. J. Jordan Nursing Home at Louisa. He was the son of the late W. E. (Bunk) and Loutishia Boyd Daniels. He was born January 5, 1897, in Lawrence County and was a resident of Paintsville. A retired miner, he was a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mae Baldridge Daniels; two sons, Clyde Willis Daniels of Miami, FL and Herman L. Daniels of Richmond, VA, a daughter, Mildred Craft of Indianapolis, IN, two sisters, Lillian Preston of Irvine, KY and Charlotte Daniels of Audubon, PA; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 19 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford as officiating minister. Burial was in the Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1975

   
DIXON, Edgar
1887-1975
Edgar Dixon, 88, died Thursday, December 11 at his home in Paintsville after an extended illness. He was the son of the late George and Sally Wilson Dixon. He was born in Johnson County April 28, 1887. He was a retired miner and a member of the Van Lear Freewill Baptist church. He married Jennie Daniel Dixon on May 27, 1913 in Lawrence County. Surviving other than his wife are three sons, Walter and Chester A. of Madison, OH, and Raymond of Van Lear; seven daughters, Virgie Olsen of Algonquin, IL, Addie Millette of Tomahawk, Flora Osborne and Hattie Wells, both of Paintsville, Martha Taylor of Strunk, KY, Rose Ann Dow of Temple Terrace, FL and Mary McClamma of Tampa, FL and 52 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Williams as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

  
HAMPTON, Robert J.
1916-1975
Robert J. (Jack) Hampton, 59, died Monday, December 8, at Wittensville following an extended illness. He was born March 9, 1916 in Johnson County. He was the son of the late Harry Hampton and Virgie Young Hampton. He was a retired miner and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his mother, Virgie Hampton; his wife, Martha Tackett Hampton; a son, Paul Roger of Wittensville; two brothers, Bill of Wabash, IN and Howard of Wittensville; six sisters, Sarah Margarette Collins of Hager Hill, Elizabeth Mollette of Mechanicsburg, OH, Josephine Tackett and Virginia Frazier, both of Staffordsville, Gertrude Castle of Middletown, OH, and Clarinda Butcher of Wittensville; and 2 grandchildren. Fuernal services were held Thursday, December 11 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wittensville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

  
JETTER, Kentucky (Perry)
1891-1975
Mrs. Kentucky Perry Jetter, 84 years of age, of South Williamson, KY, passed away December 24, 1975, at the Williamson Appalachian Hospital following a lingering illness. Born July 29, 1891 she was the daughter of the late James and Seattle Damron Perry. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. F. Jetter, in 1947 and a son, Laurence Jetter, in 1972. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Anna Pack of South Williamson and one son, Frank Jetter of Xenia, OH. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one brother, Oak Perry, of Louisa. Funeral services were conducted from the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY, Saturday, December 27, with minister, Ned Mobley officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1976

   
KING, Hobart
1936-1975
Hobart King, 39, died Monday, December 1, in the Paintsville Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was born October 5, 1936, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of his death. Surviving are his parents, Earl and Goldie Tackett King; three brothers, Robert, Cecil, and Mitchell, all of Staffordsville; three sisters, Opal Conley of Springfield, Ruby Lee Fairchild of Staffordsville, Peggy Sue Hall of Van Lear and Brenda Joyce Lemaster of Winchester. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 3, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

   
LEMASTER, Paul Rufus
1930-1975
Paul Rufus Lemaster, 45, died Monday, December 8, at his home at River following a sudden illness. He was the son of Albert Lemaster and the late Myrtle Mae Davis Lemaster. He was born July 29, 1930 in Paintsville and was self-employed. He was married to Roberta Booth Lemaster on October 20, 1951. Surviving other than his wife and father are two sons, Paul Michael of River and Ricky Allen at home, two daughters, Teresa Lynn and Melissa Ann, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Gervin (Anna) Wallen of River, Mrs. Rollin (Verna) Diller of Columbus, and Mrs. Billy Don (Geraldine) Shannon of Louisa; and a grandson, Michael Keith. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 10, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Jessie Smith and Ronald Hill officiating. Burial was in the Borders Cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

  
NAPIER, Minifee
1899-1975
Minifee Napier, 76, died Monday, December 15, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of the late Adern and Mary Blanton Napier. He was born January 13, 1899, in Johnson County. A resident of Whitehouse, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Layne Napier, one son, Ervin Napier of Thealka and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 18, in the Hammond Freewill Baptist church with Bob Blanton as officiating minister. Burial will be in the Tackett Cemetery at Hammond with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

  
PRICE, Winfield Scott
1909-1975
Winfield Scott Price, 66, died Friday, December 19, in the V. A. Hospital in Lexington after an extended illness. He was the son of the late W. S. and Manda Rice Price and was born February 6, 1909, in Johnson County. A resident of Ashland, he was a retired painter. Surviving are a brother, Mitchell Price of Oil Springs, three sisters, Geneva Ross of Clearwater, FL, Lena Milburn Hardin of Buford, OH, and Edna Carol Greenwade of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 21 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mabry Holbrook as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1975

    
PICKLESIMER, Sibley
1905-1975
Sibley P’Simer, 70, was found death in his room in the Meade Building on Saturday, December 13. He was the son of the late James and Minnie Stafford P’Simer. Born January 27, 1905 in Lee City, KY, he was a retired roofer. Surviving are two daughters, Ramona Carver of Vanceburg, and Clarenda Price of Baltimore, MD; two brothers and six sisters, Faris P’Smier of Garrison, KY, Lloyd P’Simer of Dallas, TX, Pearl Ellison and Ethel Cain, both of Tampa, FL, Rebecca Turner of Dayton, Nell Blanton of Ashland, Hazel Cooper of South Point, OH, and Tempest Danner of Vanceburg; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 15 in the Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg with Reverend Roger Williams, pastor of the First Christian Church of Vanceburg, officiating. Burial was in the P’Simer Cemetery, Dix, KY with the Dickerson Funeral Home of Vanceburg handling arrangements. Local arrangements were handled by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1975

   
ROBINETTE, Diana
1952-1975
Miss Diana Robinette, 23, died Friday, December 5 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following a short illness. She was the daughter of Earl and Margie Blair Robinette, who survive. Born September 12, 1952, in Johnson County, she was a resident of Van Lear. She was employed as a waitress and was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are a daughter, Jamie Michelle Robinette, and three brothers and sisters, Greg and Ronnie at home and Patricia Bowling of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Bill Tackett and Jesse Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

  
SLONE, Shelby
1921-1975
Shelby Slone, 54, died Friday, December 5, in the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington after an extended illness. He was the son of Manuel and Mary Jacobs Slone. Born February 28, 1921 in Floyd County, he was a resident of Paintsville, where he was a retired service station attendant for Big Sandy Petroleum Company. Surviving are his mother, Mary Sloe, two sons, Shelby Jr., and Gary, both of Paintsville; three brothers, and sisters, Elba Slone, Thelma, Groggus and Grace Rice, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, December 8. in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975

  
STANLEY, Warren
1921-1975
Warren Stanley, 54, died Thursday, December 18, in Dayton, OH. He was the son of George and Mae Stanley and was born September 21, 1921 in Tennessee. A resident of Xenia, OH, he was a supervisor at Wright State University, a member of the Church of Christ and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his mother, Mae Stanley of Columbus, OH, his wife, Ernestine Montgomery Stanley, a daughter, Mrs. Madonna Kay Caillag of Dayton, OH, three brothers and one sister, Leon of Virginia, Herbert of Michigan, A. W. of Kentucky and Helen Johnson of Columbus. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship as officiating minister. Burial was in the Hobson Cemetery at Auxier with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1975

  
STAPLETON, Hershell
1914-1975
Hershell Stapleton, 61, died Monday, December 15, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Mint Stapleton and Marion Stapleton, who survives. He was born September 15, 1914 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired miner and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are four brothers, Tobe of Hager Hill, Charlie of Dayton, Bill of Mt. Sterling, and Marion Stapleton, Jr., of Wabash, IN; and five sisters, Hattie Rice of Dayton, Bessie Spears, Mary Grace Spears, Marie Rice and Sara Welch, all of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 18, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Bruce Daniels, Paul Daniels and Steve Branham officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1975

  
WARD, Dewey B.
1898-1975
Dewey B. Ward, 77, died Friday, December 12, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Ashley and Nancy Katherine Reed Ward. Born March 12, 1898, in Johnson County, he was a resident of Grayson at the time of his death. He was a bookkeeper and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Diedrick Ward, a son, Ashley Lee Ward of Ft. Thomas; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Fraim and Mrs. Paul B. Hall, both of Paintsville and one grandchild, Ashley Willis Ward. Funeral services were held Monday, December 15 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Woodrow Church officiating. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Concord with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1975

   
WEBB, Elzie
1898-1975
Elzie (Pokie) Webb, 77, died Friday, December 19, in Highland Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Andrew Jack and Mintie Scalf Webb and was born June 9, 1898 in Martin County. A resident of Auxier, he was a miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Rachell Smith Webb, six sons, Elzie, Jr., Roger, David, Jimmie and Frankie, all of Auxier and Elmon of Elkhart, IN, eleven daughters,  Virgie Daniels, Vonna Osley, Virginia Osborne, Cora Greathouse, Lilly Greathouse and Cynthia Webb, all of Auxier, Betty Garrett of Betsy Layne, Roberta Robinson of Springfield, OH, Ruby Nichels, Odel Flossie and Martha Lawrence all of Kenton, OH; three sisters, Luecrecie Clarke of Paintsville, Mae Rowland of Fairborn, OH, and Andrew Webb of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22 in the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Mose Kitchen and Freddie Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Goble-Crider Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1975

   
WILLIAMS, Bee
1900-1975
Bee Williams, 75, died Tuesday, December 2 in Highland Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months. Son of the late Thomas and Margarett Brown Williams, he was born September 25, 1900, in Johnson County and was a resident of Leander at the time of his death. He was a retired employee of Newport News Ship Bulding Dry Dock Company of Newport News, VA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Dotson Williams, on August 31, 1967. Surviving are seven sons, Orville and Billy of Tipp City, OH, Paul of Fairborn, Jack of New Carlisle, Richard and Bobby Joe of Troy, OH, and Kenneth of Hager Hill; four daughters, Mrs. John J. Green of Hampton, VA, Mrs. Dennis Snelling of Newport News, VA, Mrs. Chester Ward of Denver and Mrs. Winfer Scott of Leander, a sister, Mrs. Lou Pelphrey of Paintsville; 43 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 5 in the Freewill Baptist Church at Collista with Reverends Bruce Daniel, Ellis Hamilton and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Collista with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. The grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1975
  
 

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