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JANUARY - 1976

   
   
   
BEVINS, Martha (Fraley)
1896-1976
Martha Bevins, 79, died Sunday, January 4, in the Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL following an extended illness. Born April 28, 1896, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sarah Cornett Fraley. A resident of Birmingham since 1968, she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Betsy Layne, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Bevins, whom she married in 1927. Surviving are a son, South Bevins of Pineville; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Slone of Birmingham, AL; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Fraley of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Lucy Cline of Dunbar, WV, and Mrs. Mary Delong of Rockville, MD; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Cohen Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
BURCHETT, Margaret (Honeycutt)
1901-1976
Mrs. Margaret Burchett, 71, of Pleasant Lake, MI, died January 14 after an illness of several months. She was born December 28, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Johnny Honeycutt and Christine Webb Honeycutt. A past resident of Barnetts Creek, leaving in 1952 to move to Michigan. Mrs. Burchett was a member of the Loomis Park Baptist Church of Jackson, MI. She was the widow of Sol Burchett, and is survived by three sons, Sol, Jr., David and Woodrow, five daughters, Mrs. Marie Bradley, Mrs. Corinnia Hyden, Mrs. Barbara Hicks, Mrs. Bonita McAoy, and Mrs. Gloria Jean Warren, all of Jackson, MI; 24 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, three brothers, Melvin of Kelseyville, CA, Elic of Wabash, IN, and George Honeycutt of Van Lear; one sister, Mrs. Sophia Fitzpatrick of Hager Hill. Services were held January 16 with interment in Maxon Cemetery, Jackson, MI. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1976

  
BURTON, John B.
1915-1976
John B. Burton, 60, died Saturday, January 17, at his Thealka home following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Foster and Racheal Gibson Burton. Born april 18, 1915, in Ohio, he was associate director of the Big Sandy Community Action Program, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was a former Johnson County Magistrate. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Adams Burton; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Basham of Charleston, WV, and Mrs. Gerald Derosit of Prestonsburg; a step daughter, Mrs. W. R. Wagoner, of Cleveland, OH; four brothers, Clifford “Bow” and Lawrence of Paintsville, James  F. of W. Van Lear and Herbert of Hager Hill; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Daniel of Thealka, Mrs. Irene Auxier of Paintsville, Mrs. Mary Rigsby of Keaton and Mrs. Loraine Goble of West Van Lear; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, January 19, in the Freewill Baptist church of Thealka with Reverends Don Fraley, C. C. Hall and Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Active pallbearers were Paul Daniel, George Conley, Dennis Blair, Lonnie Blair, Malcom Ratliff, and Harold D. Meek. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Radcliff, Perry VanHoose, Wendell VanHoose, Kenneth Williams, O. T. Dorton, Harry Eastburn, George B. Auxier, Everett Horne, Graver Salyer, Virgil Osborne, Claude Sweenie, Blain Hopkins, Dr. Hambley, Garry Osborne, Lynn Frazier, and Polk Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1976

   
CASTLE, Eddie
1915-1976
Eddie Castle, 60, died Tuesday, January 27, in Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was the son of Nathan and Lora McKenzie Castle who preceded him in death. Born November 12, 1915 in Johnson County, he was a Paintsville resident and a retired miner. Surviving are four daughters, Loretta Jayne, Anis Mae and Phyllis, all of Boone County, WV and Janet Louise of Logan County, WV; three brothers, Fonnie of Tutor Key, Jimmie of Ashland, and Nathan, Jr., of Bim, WV, five sisters, Della Mae Culwell of Plain City, OH, Lizzie Taylor of Mt. Nebo, WV, Goldie Howard of Flat Fork, Emma Evans of Van, WV, and Sally Evans of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 29, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1976 (Note: per KY Vital Statistics his date of birth is given as June 1, 1916)

   
CHILDERS, Paul
1929-1976
Paul Childers, 46, died Wednesday, January 7, in Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, OH after an extended illness. He was the son of John and Elsie Bowling Childers, who survive, and was born December 10, 1929 in Kentucky. A resident of Dayton, he was employed by Masonry Company. Also surviving are his wife, Melda Welch Childers, five sons, Paul Ray, Michael, Danny, Johnny, and Timmy, all at home; a daughter, Sheri Childers at home; three brothers, Arthur of Kentucky, Walter and Clyde both of Dayton, six sisters, Pearl Williams and Evelyn Beckett, both of WV, Lillian Meek of Dayton, Bee Pack of Whitehouse, Belva Jo Whitt of Kentucky and Annett Stambaugh of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 11, in the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Clyde Bowling and Charles Wiley officiating. Burial was in the Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976

   
DUNLAP, Howard
1903-1976
Howard Dunlap, 72, died Friday, January 30, in Detroit, MI after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Eber and Laura Dunlap. Born July 2, 1903 in Ohio, he was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company. Surviving are his wife, Grace Pelphrey Dunlap; a step son, Dempsey Daniel of Ashland and a step daughter, Joyce Walters of Detroit. Funeral services were held Tues, February 3 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends C. J. Sparks, James K. Caudill and Junior Womack officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1976

    
FAIRCHILDS, Eddie A.
1954-1976
Eddie A. Fairchild, 21, died Sunday, January 4, at Oil Springs, as the result of an automobile accident. Born July 26, 1954, in Floyd County, he was a resident of Oil Springs and was employed at Appalachian Tire Company in Paintsville, and was an Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Vickie Lynn Cantrell Fairchild, his parents, Doug and Ruth Lemaster Fairchild of Oil Springs, a daughter, Sherry Lynn Fairchild at home; two brothers, and a sister, John Wayne of Oil Springs, James B. and Mrs. Alice Faye Rowe, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lonza Reed and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
FAIRCHILD, Martha (Baldridge)
1895-1976
Martha Fairchild, 80, died Saturday, January 31, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late John and Bash Roberts Baldridge. Born March 6, 1895, in Johnson County, she was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Fairchild in January, 1953. Surviving are two sons, Jack of Thelma and Joe of Paintsville; three daughters, Bertha Blanton of Conneaut, OH, Virginia VanHoose of Paintsville and Mary Shockley of Ironton, OH; a brother, John Baldridge of New York; a half sister, Leona Hampton, of Paintsville; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, February 2, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1976

   
GULLETT, Zollie
1913-1976
Zollie Gullett, 63, died Monday, January 5 in the V. A. Hospital in Lexington after an extended illness. He was born in Magoffin County on December 23, 1913, and was the son of the late Mack and Arizona Conley Gullett. A resident of Paintsville, he was a disabled veteran of World War II and was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Alberta McQuire Gullett; two sons, Robert Allen of Paintsville and Charles Lee of Springfield, Mass., three daughters, Edna Blair of Dayton, Helen Perkins of Springfield, and Linda Cunningham of Lexington; four brothers and two sisters, Virgil, Mitchell, James H. Warren H. and Nettie McFarland, all of Salem, OH and Mollie Combs of Hazard, and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 8, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lowell Pelphrey and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Southside with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976

  
HAYES, Mrs. Jessie (Daniels)
1900-1976
Mrs. Jessie Hayes, 75, died Friday, January 2, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Daughter of the late Albert and Derotha Brown Daniels, she was born November 12, 1900 at Lowmansville, KY and was a resident of Paintsville, She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Gus Hayes, four sons, Johnny and Glenn, both of Cincinnati, OH, Claude Edward and Gus, Jr., both of Springfield, five daughters, Lucille McFaddin of Hager Hill, Margaret Cantrell of Staffordsville, Sally Castle of Mt. Gilead, OH, Christine Lafferty of Dorset, OH, and Mabel Young of Ashtabula, OH; 39 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 5, in the Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Ellis Hamilton, Toby Wheeler and James Crider officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
HEATH, Joseph Whitney
1976
Joseph Whitney Heath, 39, died Wednesday, January 28, at his home in Florida after an extended illness. A native of Erlanger, KY, he was assistant project engineer at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 95 F & AM of Erlanger, a member of the Lamba Chi Alpha and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a masters in Engineering. Surviving are his wife, Marion R. Williams Heath, two daughters, Heather Lee and Holly; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Heath, Sr. of Jupiter, FL; and his mother in law, Mrs. Zelphia Grim of Johnson County. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 31 in the Hamm and Price Funeral Home in North Palm Beach, FL with Rev. E. Wayne Speakman of the Jupiter Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in North Palm Beach. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

   
HILL, Lloyd Jr.
1941-1976
Lloyd Hill, Jr., 34, died Tuesday, January 6, in Martin County where he was employed. He was the son of Lloyd E. and Virtie Gladys Wright Hill, who survive. Born November 27, 1941 in Morgan County, he was a resident of Staffordsville and was employed as an equipment operator for Martin County Coal Company. He married Virgie Evelyn Tackett Hill, who survives, on December 24, 1959, at Volga. Other survivors include two sons, and a daughter, James Lloyd, Donald Ray and Jeanne Evelyn, all at home, a brother, Sankie Joe Hill of Flat Gap; four sisters, Gladys Jean Cantrell of West Liberty, Lina Emiline Cantrell, Shirley Francis Cantrell and Virginia Gaye Tackett, all of Flat Gap, and his maternal grandmother, Lina Wright of Sandlick, KY. Funeral services were held Friday, January 9 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, January 14, 1976

   
HORN, May (Daniel)(Osborne)(Fitch)
1903-1976
Mrs. May Fitch Horn, 72, died Sunday, January 11, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late John and June Castle Daniel. Born May 5, 1903, in Johnson County, she was a resident of Thealka and a member of the United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Willie Osborne and Tug Fitch. Surviving are her husband, Son Horn, four sons, James Walter Osborne of Fayetteville, NC, Willie Ernest Osborne of Paintsville, Olen Fitch of Logan, WV and Ora Fitch of Marion, OH; two daughters, Emma Lee O’Bryan of Thealka and Betty Lou Webb of Mt. Sterling, OH, five step sons, Raymond Horn of Staffordsville; Venson Horn Elmon Horn and Juvinea Horn, all of Springfield, OH and Wendell Horn of Detroit, MI; four step daughters, Wanetta Sublett of Sitka, Eleanor Holbrook, Janice Powers and Charlotte Grubbe all of Springfield, OH; a brother and two sisters, Virgil B. Daniel and Bessie Lyons, both of Ashland and Virgie Lee Franklin of Marion, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 14 in Toms Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key with Elders Charles Price, C. J. Sparks and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976

   
LAMBERT, Paul James
1924-1976
Paul James Lambert, 51, died Saturday, January 3 at his Huntington, WV home following a sudden illness. He was born October 25, 1924, in Johnson County, and was the son of James and Genevie Roberts Lambert, who survive. Other survivors are a son and daughter, James K. Lambert and Sue Lambert, both of West Liberty, and a sister, Mrs. Elmer Hester, Jr., of Elkhorn City. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 8, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery as officiating minister. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976

  
LEMASTER, Ochal R.
1976
Ochal R. Lemaster, 70, died Thursday, at Marion General Hospital, Marion, OH. He had been in failing health for three years. A native of Winifred, KY, Mr. Lemaster had lived in the Marion community for 37 years. He was formerly employed at the Marion Malleable Iron Works for 25 years and for three years at the Marion Community Schools. He was a member of the United Baptist Church in Winifred. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, four daughters, Miss Anita Sandoval, Mrs. Wilson (Margaret) Caudill, Mrs. Charles (Kaye) Witt, and Mrs. Ewell (Sharon) Riddle, all of Marion, five sons, Stanley and Robert, both of Marion, Ochal, Jr., Fairmount, Dolan, Huntington Beach, CA, and Pierre, Fayetteville, NC, his mother, Mrs. Florence Lemaster, Flat Gap, four brothers, Virgil and Roy, both of Flat Gap, John, Paintsville and Raleigh, Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Erma) Lyons, Blaine, and Mrs. Delbert (Mayme) Campbell, Marion; 26 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Needham and Son Funeral Home in Marion. The Rev. James Crouch officiated and burial was held in the Gardens of Memory, north of Marion. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
LYONS, Larry Shawn
1976
Larry Shawn Lyons, infant son of Wayne and Ruby Jordan Lyons, died Thursday, January 8, in the Paintsville Hospital. He is survived by a brother and sister, Constance Danele and Gregory Wayne; his paternal grandparents, Con and Freida Lyons of Sitka; and his maternal grandparents, Jay and Beulah Jordan of Blaine. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 10, in the family cemetery at Blaine with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976

  
MAXIE, Paulie Joe
1976
Paulie Joe Maxie, infant son of Bailey and Cora Maxie of Martha, died Wednesday, January 28, at the Paintsville Hospital. He is survived by three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held Friday, January 30, in the Elizabeth Church at Martha with Reverends Joe Lester and Larry Bayes officiating. Burial was in the Dobbins Cemetery at Martha with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1976

    
MCKENZIE, Mary E. (Boyd)
1901-1976
Mary E. McKenzie, 75, died Tuesday, January 20, at her Auxier home after an extended illness. She was born January 3, 1901, in Johnson County and was the daughter of the late Manderville and Elizabeth Estep Boyd. A retired nurse, she had been an employee of the Paintsville Hospital and was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jurm McKenzie, on May 25, 1971. Surviving are two sons, Clifford and Claude, both of Auxier; four daughters, Clotine Whitaker and Christine Ward, both of Auxier, Ilene Issac of Prestonsburg and Beatrice Webb of Hager Hill, two brothers, Walter Ramey and John Henry Ramey both of East Point; four sisters, Sola Puckett of Thealka, Florence Webb and Adaline Lilly, both of East Point and Pearl Sams of Wilmington, OH; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 23, in the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff and James Sturgill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Ford Gap Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

   
NEWSOME, Essie (Sparks)
1904-1976
Essie Newsome, 71, died Friday, January 23, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Catlettsburg after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Daniel David and Viola Fannin Sparks. A resident of Thealka and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church, she was born April 4, 1904 in Johnson County. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Prater in 1931 and Melvin Newsome in 1948. Surviving are two sons, John T. Prater of Wabash, IN and James Howard Prater of Charleston, SC and two step-sons, Bill Newsome of St. Petersburg, FL and William A. Newsome of Selma, Ala., two daughters, Kathleen Boyd of Thelma and Melvinia Blair of Flatwoods, and two step daughters, Lula Mae Helms of Selma, Ala. And June Holbrook of Bradford, OH; a brother and two sisters, Willie Sparks of Flatwoods, Vina Collier of Ashland and Josephine Dawson of Thelma; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 26, in the Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma with C. J. Sparks and Charles Price as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

   
PRATER, David Jr.
1928-1976
David Prater, Jr., 47, died Friday, January 2, at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late David Prater and Sally Dutton Prater, who survives. Born August 1, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a resident of Wabash, IN, employed as a millwright, a member of the Freewill Baptist church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving other than his mother are his wife, Wanda Butcher Prater, two daughters, Kimberly Prater at home and Joan Bowling of Wabash, two brothers, John of Dayton and Charles Prater of New Carlisle; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Hunley of Fostoria, OH, Mrs. Vadis Pack of Springfield, Mrs. James Blair of Hager Hill and Mrs. Dennis Chandler of New Carlisle, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 5 in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Cletis Garrett officiating. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
RICE, Garland H.
1886-1976
Garland H. Rice, 89, died Friday, January 9, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born October 24, 1886, in Johnson County and was the son of the late Harvey B. and Mary Hurt Rice. A resident of Paintsville, he was a retired employee of H. B. Rice Insurance Company and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a 32nd degree member of the Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM, the Paintsville Rotary and was a member of the board of Citizens National Bank. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Auxier Rice, a daughter, Mrs. William E. Garland of Paintsville; two grandchildren, Rebecca Wesley Garland and William Rice Garland; and one great grandchild, Christopher Auxier Garland. Masonic services were held Sunday, January 11, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Funeral services were held Monday, January 12, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Woody Church officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976

   
SMITH, George
1917-1976
George Smith, 58, died Wednesday, January 14 in the C & O Hospital in Huntington, WV following an extended illness. He was the son of the late James and Maude Adams Smith and was born April 22, 1917 in Lawrence County. A resident of Paintsville he was a retired special agent of the C & O Railroad and was a member of the First United  Methodist Church and the Paintsville Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Nevolyn Childers Smith, a son, Jim Smith of Paintsville, a daughter, Connie Jo Smith of Bowling Green, a brother, Manley Smith of Dayton, OH, and three grandchildren, Robin Johnson, Jamie Smith and George Todd Smith. Funeral services were held Friday, January 16 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Woody Church officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were James Lemaster, Sid Endicott, Charles Dills, Roy VanHoose, Everly Wheeler, and Paul Picklesimer. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1976

  
STAMBAUGH, Alice (Burchett)
1899-1976
Alice Burchett Stambaugh, 76, died Sunday, January 18, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. A Stambaugh resident, she was born March 29, 1899, in Johnson County, and was the daughter of the lat W. J. and Florence Witten Burchett and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death in 1963 by her husband, James Hobart Stambaugh. Survivors include five sons, James Hobart, Jr., and Alvin J. both of Stambaugh, W. Lafe of Belleville, MI, Clem R. of Auxier and Charles L. of Valley Station, KY; four daughters, Jalema Teater of Stambaugh, Murvel Crum of Ypsilanti, MI, Virginia Lewis of Baltimore, MD and Janis Crigger of Wittensville; a sister, Mrs. Hester Castle of Nippa and a half brother, Eddie Burchett of Stambaugh; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Reverends Bennie Blankenship and J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

   
WARD, Earl
1922-1976
Earl Ward, 53, died Wednesday, January 21, at his Meally home. He was born April 23, 1922, in Johnson County, and was the son of the late G. W. and Maudie Bowens Ward. He was employed as a carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Butcher Ward; a son and daughter, Earl Ward, Jr., of Louisa and Imogene Holbrook of Thelma; two brothers and three sisters, George Ward, Jr., of Manila, Arvil Ward and Thelma Burks of Paintsville, Exer Doolin of Isonville and Marie Collins of Meally; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lowell Webb and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

   
WEBB, Kenneth Russell Jr.
1956-1976
Kenneth Russell Webb, Jr., 19, died Friday, January 23, in Highlands Regional Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. He was the son of Kenneth Russell and Marguerite Webb, who survive. Born November 24, 1956, in Johnson County, he was a resident of West Van Lear and was attending Mayo Vocational School in Paintsville. Other survivors include two sisters, Cornelia Reffett of Paintsville and Jennifer Caudill of Auxier; and his grandparents, Raleigh and Phyllis Wagner of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Monday, January 26, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

  
WILLIAMS, Lura (Helton)
1890-1976
Lura Williams, 86, died Wednesday, January 28 in the Crest Haven Nursing Home following an extended illness. Daughter of the late Bascom and Addie Rule Helton, she was a resident of Staffordsville. Born January 26, 1890 in Johnson County, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred Wheeler in 1911 and Crawford Williams in 1960. Surviving are a son, Fred Wheeler of Staffordsville; a step son, W. D. (Bill) Williams of New Boston, OH; two brothers, Greenville Helton and Kelse Helton, both of Staffordsville; three sisters, Lucinda Barnett and Jane Griffith both of Ashland and Priscilla Adam of Akron, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 31 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1976

   
WILLIAMS, Mrycle
1891-1976
Myrcle Williams, 84, died Friday, January 2, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Thomas H. and Christinia Brown Williams. Born June 3, 1891, in Carter County, he was a resident of Staffordsville and a retired mining and timber worker. He had been a member of the Old Union United Baptist Church since 1939. He is survived by his wife, Callie Blevins Williams, whom he married in 1916 in Johnson County. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Cecil Williams of Chelsea, MI and Ethel Caudill of Anna Himes, CA. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 4 in the Old Union United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Tommy Bailey, Florida Lyons, and O. I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Blevins family cemetery at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1976

   
WILSON, George
1921-1976
George Wilson, 54 year old resident died Monday, January 19 in the VA hospital in Huntington, WV. Born August 31, 1921, in Jackson, KY, he was a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the DAV of Auxier. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Martin Wilson and his wife, Anna Lee Booth Wilson in 1959. Surviving are his mother, Lucinda Slaven Wilson, a son and two daughters, Gregory Wilson, Mrs. Linda Ousley and Mrs. Bonnie Ousley all of Warsaw, IN, two brothers, Alfred Wilson and Archie Wilson, of Warsaw, three half brothers, Woodrow Wilson of Russell, Paul Wilson of Van Lear and Del Wilson of Auxier, three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lilly of WV, Mrs. Wilda Hubbard of Auxier and Mrs. Coleen Slone of Warsaw, three step sisters, Mrs. Estill Kitchen and Mrs. Oma Gordon, both of WV and Mrs. Ester Evans of Prestonsburg, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 22 in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Moses Kitchen and James Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Childers Cemetery at Auxier with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

    
YATES, Imogene (Conley)
1914-1976
Imogene Conley Yates, 67, died Saturday, January 10, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Proctor and Ollie Tackett Conley. Born August 2, 1914, in Magoffin County, she was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Elva Yates, two sons, Billy Jo Johnson of Pikeville and Frank Thacker of Paintsville; a daughter, Argon Stambaugh of Hager Hill, and a sister, Connie Black of Louisville. Funeral services were held Monday, January 11, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder John Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1976



 
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BALDRIDGE, W. L. Sr.
1886-1976
W. L. Baldridge, Sr., 89, died Thursday, February 26, in the Highlands Regional Medical center at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. He was the son of the late William Marion and Loucina Conley Baldridge. Born August 10, 1886, in Floyd County, he was a resident of East Point. He was a retired merchant-farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Malta Watkins Baldridge; two sons, W. L. Jr., of East Point, and Clifford F. of Prestonsburg and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Roy Benton and Walter Applegate officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

  
BURCHETT, James Arley Sr.
1921-1976
James Arley Burkett, Sr., 54 died Friday, February 27, at his Nippa home. He was born December 12, 1921, in Floyd County, and was a veteran of World War II and a member of the D.A.V. His father, Everett Burkett preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, May Burkett; his mother, Bessie Wells Burkett of Prestonsburg; three sons, James Jr., and Michael both of Nippa and Tony of Staffordsville; five daughters, Arlene Nickell, Deborah and Kaye, all of Staffordsville, Darlene of West Van Lear and Carolyn Nickell of Jeffersonville, IN; a brother, Everett Burkett, Jr., three half brothers, Ronnie, Donnie and Dean; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Jo Compton and Mrs. Ruby Keefer and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, in the Little Mud Lick Church of God at Staffordsville with Reverends Tobe Wheeler and Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were J. R. Frisby, Don Haney, Paul Ratliff, Earl Pelphrey, Fred McKenzie, Jack Meade, and Walter Blevins. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

   
CANTRELL, Billy W.
1939-1976
Billy W. Cantrell, 36, died Tuesday, February 10, at his Stambaugh home. He was born August 29, 1939 in Johnson County and was employed as a mechanic for B & B Engineers. Surviving are his parents, Lloyd and Frozie Williams; his wife, Lois Caudill Cantrell; two sons, Gregory and Wendell Cantrell, both of Flat Fork; a step son, David Lee Pack of Stambaugh, three daughters, Darlene Bush of Thelma, Teresa Cantrell and Patricia Cantrell, both of Flat Fork; a brother and a sister, Ricky Wright of Flat Fork and Hazel Barnett of Springfield, OH, Funeral services were held Friday, February 13, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with James K. Caudill, Charles Stapleton, and Lonnie Wright as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Mine Fork with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
CASTLE, Eula (Daniel)
1906-1976
Mrs. Eula Castle 71, died Friday February 27, in the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness.  A resident of Tutor Key, she was born February 26 1906 daughter of the late Thomas & Bell Daniel. She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband Russell Castle; four sons, Richard Joe of Paintsville; Ray Bob of Tutor Key; Ralph of West Van Lear, and Robert of River; five daughters, Ruth Rigsby of Paintsville; Ruby Craven of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Rushie Blanton and Janet Sue Pack, both of Tutor Key; Roberta Conley of Thealka; a sister, Jossie Castle, of Thealka; 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, in the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Tommy VanHoose, Don Fraley and James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Mike Rigsby, Jimmy George Conley, Gene Castle, Guy Russell Wilcox, and James Lyn Blanton and Richard Legg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

   
CONLEY, Betty Lou (Blanton)
1976
Betty Lou Conley, 38, died Friday, February 13, at her Oil Springs home following a sudden illness. Surviving are her parents, Glenn and Virginia Lemaster Blanton, her husband, Roby Conley; four sons, Roger, Robin, Gary and Darrell, all at home; two stepsons, Lester Blanton of Indiana; and Paul Blanton at home; two daughters, Edith Owens and Sara Conley, both of Oil Springs; two step daughters, Easter Conley of Oil Springs and Bernice Malts of Indiana; two brothers, Bobby Gene Blanton of Claypool, IN and Paul Blanton of North Manchester, IN; and a sister, Carmaleeta Bailey of Royalton. Funeral services were held Monday, February 16 in the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Stapleton and Arthur J. Hale officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
CRIDER, Maymie (Conley)
1890-1976
Mrs. Maymie Crider, 85, died Friday, February 27, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Burns and Jane Rice Conley. Born May 13, 1890, in Johnson County, she was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Grover Crider; a son, Marvin of Middletown, KY; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Shork of Camp Hill, PA; a sister, Mrs. Virgie McConn of Cincinnati, OH; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 29, in the First Church of God of Paintsville with Reverends Tommy Reynolds, Lowell Webb, and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Bernie Whitt, Gene Browning, Marvin McFaddin, Jim Ward, Oscar Combs and Leon Preston. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

   
GRIM, Leontas
1911-1976
Leontas Grim, 64, died Monday, February 16, at his Sitka home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late John Foster and Norma Hargis Grim. He was born June 1, 1911 in Ft. Gay, WV and was a retired miner. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Essie VanHoose Grim; three sons, Troy L. of Sunberry, OH, Harold of Springfield, OH, and Danny R. of Sitka; a brother and three sisters, John Otis Grim of Albany, OH, Esther Parks of Lincoln Park, mI, Fannie Nelson of Holiday, FL and Mary Kindberg of Wyandott, MI; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka with Euel McKenzie and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976-

   
HOWELL, Evelyn (Griffith)
1913-1976
Evelyn Howell, 62, died Wednesday, February 11, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Alkie Boyd Griffith. She was born October 23, 1913, in Matewan, WV. A resident of Hager Hill, she was a retired nurse and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Howell. Surviving are a daughter, Frances Marie Music of East Point, a brother and sister, George W. Griffith, Jr., of Olive Hill and Marie Wiloby of Centerville, OH, and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, in the East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
HYDEN, Beulah Daniels)
1923-1976
Beulah Hyden, 52, died Monday, February 9, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Earl Daniels and Savillar Daniels. Born July 11, 1923, in Johnson County, she was a resident of Thealka. Surviving are her husband, Ballard Hyden, Jr., her mother, Savillar Daniels; a son, Bobby Hyden of Thealka, two brothers, Earl Jr., of Thealka and Paul Anderson of Nippa; three sisters, Ella Redford of Paintsville, Mary Jackson of Meally and Vivian VanHoose of Thelma.  Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 11, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial will be in the School House Cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1976

  
JACKSON, Sarah
1900-1976
Sarah Jackson, 76, died Monday, February 23, in the Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Henderson and Louticia Saylor Jackson. She was born February 1, 1900, in Johnson County and was a resident of Nippa. Surviving are two sons, Eugene of Sciotoville, OH and Bob of Sitka, three daughters, Georgene Caudill of Sciotoville, Pauline Hurst of South Webster, OH, and Maxine Caudill of Wheelersburg, OH; three brothers, Thomas and Garfield, both of Wanathee, WA and Everett of Riceville; 36 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 26, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976

   
LAYNE, John W.
1916-1976
John W. Layne, formerly of Paintsville, died February 24 at Fullerton, CA, after a lingering illness. The son of the late May Wheatley Layne and James Trimble Layne, he was born January 10, 1916 at Wayland. He had resided at Anaheim, CA for the past 30 years. His wife, Barbara, three sons, four sisters, and two brothers survive. Sisters include Mildred Fatinger of Palm Desert, CA, Mable Ferwerda, Borrego Springs, CA, Anna Lorna Beals, Santa Ana, CA, and Emma Schrieber of Salt Lake City, UT. Brothers are Joseph P. Layne and William H. Layne, both of Morehead. Two sons, Scott and Stephen Layne, live at Anaheim, and a third son, John Michael Layne is a resident of Pomona, CA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

   
LEE, Mary (Carver)
1935-1976
Mrs. Mary Lee, 40, died Tuesday, February 10, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Virgil Carver and Mary Brant Carver, who survives. Born April 2, 1935 in Glade, WV, she was a Whitehouse resident. Survivors other than her mother are her husband, James Lee; two daughters, Debra Ann Laney and Barbara Kay lee; both of Whitehouse; three brothers, Merl, Douglas and Larry, all of Lewis burg, WV and one grandchild. The body was taken to the Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, WV with funeral services held Thursday, February 12. Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg. Local arrangements were handled by the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
MCCOY, Paris
1905-197
Paris McCoy died Thursday, February 12, in the Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born April 15, 1905. Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

 
MEEK, Virgil
1910-1976
Virgil Meek, 65, died Monday, Feb 23, at his Concord home after an extended illness. Born April 24, 1910 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ace and Alice Davis Meek. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church. He married Eulah Collins Meek on Dec 15, 1953 in Paintsville. Surviving other than his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Lou Preston of Farmersville, OH; two brothers, Authie of Port Clinton, OH and Clarence of Turner Branch; a sister, Loraine Ranier of Port Clinton, OH; two grandchildren, Billy Joe Preston, Jr. and Charles Preston. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb 26, in the Concord Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Irvin Castle, Norman Roberts and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Family Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

   
PACK, Julia (Baldridge)
1904-1976
Mrs. Julia pack, 71, died Sunday, Feb 22, in Moultrie, GA after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Liss and Ellen Booth Baldridge. She was born Dec 24, 1904 at Whitehouse, was a former resident of Thealka, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Pack, on Mar 7, 1969. Surviving are five sons, Ralph of Mt. Vernon, IL, Hubert and Clyde, both of Paintsville, Ernest and Willie Joe, both of Wabash, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Osborne of Indialantic, FL, and Mrs. Mary Jeane Cottle of Moultrie, GA; two sisters, Mrs. Lyda Bowling of Franklin, OH and Mrs. Liza Duty of Whitehouse; 19 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 24 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

   
PERKINS, Floyd
1901-1976
Floyd Perkins, 75, died Thursday, February 26. He was born December 9, 1901 in Salyersville and was a resident of Paintsville. He was the son of the late Bee and Sarah Perkins. Surviving are five sons, Floyd, Jr., Of Laurelville, OH, Charles of Springfield, George F. of Columbus, Jack and Carl, both of Wabash, IN, and three daughters, Sara Ellen Adkins of Columbus, Lulie M. Jackson of Wabash and Mary Alice Davis of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 29, with Rev. Bill Runyon officiating. Burial was in the Mills Cemetery at Inez with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1976

   
POWERS, James Melvin
1927-1976
James Melvin Powers, 48, died Thursday, February 12, in the St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV after a brief illness. He was the son of Jim and Allie Rice Powers and was born June 28, 1927 in Magoffin County. A resident of Paintsville, he was self-employed as a general contractor. He was a member of the Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM, the El Hasa Shrine and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his mother, Allie Powers, a son and a daughter, James Clyndon and Carol Jean. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15, in the Mayo Methodist Church with Reverends Sam Glenn and Woody Church officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
POWERS, Stella E.
1890-1976
Stella E. Powers, 86, died Saturday, February 14, at her East Point home after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Millard and Alice Morgan Powers and was born February 7, 1890, in Johnson County and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Powers in 1965. Surviving are three sons, Wallace of Richmond, VA, Raymond of Petersburg, VA, and George W. Jr., of East Point; seven daughters, Alka Powers and Audrea Ostein both of Richmond, VA, Bessie Fitchpatrick of Warsaw, IN, Naomi Phillips of Middletown, OH, Merle Beverly of East Point, Virgie Hicks of Sabbot, VA and Dorothy Smith of Ypsilanti, MI; a brother and sister, Henry Morgan of Wayland and May Smith of Prestonsburg; 48 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17, in the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

   
REED, Siller
1901-1976
Siller Reed, 74, died Friday, February 20, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Music Hurt. Born May 12, 1901 in Johnson County, she was a resident of East Point and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Reed, on April 14, 1927. Surviving are two sons, Sammie Reed, of East Point, and Steward Hall of Oakland, CA, five daughters, Maggie McCloud of Thealka, Mary Hurt of East Point, Gracie Tackett and Minnie Pearl Whitaker of Columbus, OH and Billie Jean Reed of Mt. Gilean, OH; a sister, Sola Caudill of Bloomdale, OH; 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 23, in the East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

   
SADLER, Telia (Castle)
1901-1976
Telia Sadler, 74, died Saturday, Feb 21, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on April 11, 1901 and was the daughter of the late William and Maudie Castle Castle. A resident of Nippa, she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Millard Sadler, preceded her in death July 3, 1975. Surviving are three sons, Elmer of Mechanicsburg, OH, Estill of Catawa, OH, and Estill of Seco, KY; two daughters, Retheal Collins of Nippa and Alma Jean Hannah of Mechanicsburg, two brothers, Ervin H. Castle of Thealka and Eligah (Buck) Castle of Nippa; 27 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, FEb 24 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

   
SALYER, Gladys B.
1908-1976
Gladys B. Salyer, 67, died Friday, February 6, at her Hager Hill home after an extended illness. She was born May 27, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Tom and Allie Fairchilds Blanton. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and the Eastern Star and was employed as a waitress by the Paintsville Bus Lines. Surviving are her husband, Paris Salyer, a son, Henry Thomas Hammon of Hager Hill; two half brothers, John Russell Blanton of Lakeland, FL and Arnold Blanton of Peoria, IL; a half sister, Betty Jean of Mansfield, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 9, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Steve Branham officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1976

  
SPARKS, Vesta (Evans)
1902-1976
Mrs. Vesta Sparks, 73, died Thursday, February 5, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Daughter of the late Delone and Rissie Kelly Evans, she was born February 14, 1902, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Wittensville, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, J. W. Sparks; three sons, Duell of Hillard, OH, Darrell of Chillicothe, OH, and Delmar of Westerville, OH; three daughters, Opal Barker of Morehead, Neva Barker and Marlene Ross, both of Paintsville; two brothers, Rev. Oscar Evans of Columbus and Rev. Homer Evans of Martha, a sister, Golda Skaggs of Keaton; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 8, in the Point Pleasant Church at Skaggstown, KY with Reverends C. H. Wallen, Harold Salyer, and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Point Pleasant Church Cemetery at Skaggstown with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1976

   
SUBLETT, Raymond
1908-1976
Raymond Sublett, 67, died Wednesday, February 11, in the Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. He was the son of the late Matt and Malania VanHoose Sublett. Born May 19, 1908 in Johnson County, he was a resident of Paintsville and was employed as a carpenter by Jenny Wiley State Park. Surviving are his wife, Gusta Wheeler Sublett; three sons, Bobbie of Kingsport, TN, Larry of Elyria, OH, and Rexford of Paintsville; two daughters, Billie Trimble of Fairborn, OH and Francis Stewart of Ashland; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Reverends Lowell Webb and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Chris Sublett, Johnny Sublett, Jeff Trimble, Richard Williams, Elzie Sublett, Clifton Horne, Jack Ross and Ed Nicholas. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
WELLS, Curtis
1910-1976
Curtis Wells, 65, died Thursday, February 12, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Marion and Alice Burke Wells, and was born June 4, 1910 in Johnson County. A resident of Van Lear, he was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Verna Phipps Wells; two sons, Morris and Thomas Roger, both of Van Lear; four brothers, Ivory of Paintsville, Kermit of Meally and Clifford and Belknap, both of Van Lear; four sisters, Lora Mollette of Ypsilanti, MI, Hattie Wells, Carnetta Rucker and Imogene Sammons, all of Van Lear and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15, in the Van Lear Church of Christ with Rev. Mitchell Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

 
WILLIAMSON, Dessie Fay (Meade)
1939-1976
Dessie Fay Williamson, 37, died Tuesday, February 10, at her Staffordsville home. Born April 8, 1939 in Johnson county, she was the daughter of the late Lindsey and Gegie Conley Meade. She was employed as a teacher for the Johnson County Board of Education. Surviving are her husband, Elbert E. Williamson; a son, Elbert E. Williamson, Jr., at home; four brothers, Wayne of Flat Gap, L. G. of Lebanon, OH, Cecil of Leander and Buddy of Salyersville; four sisters, Louise Trimble of Oil Springs, Betty J. Deskins of Lexington, Mary Williams of Westerville, OH and Sophia Ann Baldwin of Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Friday, February 13 in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

   
WRIGHT, Ernest
1907-1976
Ernest Wright, 68, died Friday, February 27, at his Red Bush home. He was born April 29, 1907, son of the late C. C. and Margarett McKenzie Wright, and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Hayes Wright, a son and two daughters, James H. of Red Bush, Margarett O’Bryan of Keaton and Pauline Hill of Jackson, OH; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 1 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Ellis Hamilton and Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 3, 1976



 
MARCH - 1976


   
BLAIR, Margarett (Blair)
1893-1976
Margarett Blair, 82, died Sunday, March 28, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Frank and Ann Picklesimer Blair and was born September 1, 1893 in Johnson County. A resident of Barnetts Creek, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter Blair, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are three sons, Hargie of West Portsmouth, OH, Dennis and James, both of Barnetts Creek, two brothers and a sister, Buell of Sitka, Martin of Paintsville and Mrs. Delphia Harmon of Barnetts Creek; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 31, in the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Reverends Francis Blair, John R. Pelphrey, Wayne Blair and James H. Blair officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
BLEVINS, Lewis
1895-1976
Lewis "Judge" Blevins, 80, died Wednesday, March 3, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was the son of Elisha Sr. and Lizzie Craft Blevins and was born Nov 5, 1895, in Johnson County. a resident of Paintsville, he was a retired merchant and a member of the Enterprise Baptist church. His wife, Ola Murray Blevins, preceded him in death on July 30, 1968. Surviving are a son, Clyde Blevins, of Paintsville; three brothers, Wayne of Paintsville, Shoppel and Elisha Jr, both of Staffordsville; three sisters, Beechie McKenzie, Leah Colvin and Shirley King, all of Staffordsville; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, in the Enterprise Baptist church at Kerz with Reverends Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniel and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Othie Sparks, Harmon Burton, Homer VanHoose and Robie Crislip. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1976

  
BROWN, C. R.
1898-1976
C. R. Brown, 77, died Thursday, Mar 4, in Ft. Pierce Memorial Hospital in Ft. Pierce, FL. He was born March 15, 1898, in IN, and was the son of Cisco H. and Theodosia Brown. He was a retired salesman, a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Maymie Walker Brown and a sister, Mrs. Vivian Allen of Martinsville, IN. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Woodrow Church and Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Active pallbearers were Bob Cantrell, James D. Daniel, Vern P. Horne, Charles O, Wheeler, Jr., Oscar T. Dorton, Hershell VanHoose, Charles A. Daniel and Troy Music. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Burchett, Ray Conley, K. B. Williams, T. C. Meade, Otto Pratt, Robert Shreve, Irvin Arrowood, John King, Virgil Price, Charles Williams, Pat Walker, Dr. Paul B. Hall, Charles M. Wells and J. H. Pelphrey. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976

  
BROWN, Roy M.
1899-1976
Roy M. Brown, 77, died Friday, March 19, at his home in Hollywood, FL following an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County, January 19, 1899, the son of the late Marion and Molly Ramey Brown, He is survived by his wife, Verlie Combs Brown and one brother, Walter Brown of Florida. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 24, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery at Wittensville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
CHANDLER, Ray
1908-1976
Ray Chandler, 68, died Friday, March 19, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born March 3, 1908, in Johnson County, and was the son of the late Will and Dellie Howe Chandler. He was a resident of Thealka, a retired miner, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Delphia Kazee Chandler; five sons, Ray, Jr., and Gary, both of Thelma, James E. of Hammons, Lowell of Van Lear and Enis of Thealka; five daughters, Mary Louise Combs of N. Manchester, IN, Francis Castle of Thealka, Charlotte Wilson of Ft. Bragg, NC, Shelia Pinkerton of Ladson, SC, and Madge Perkins of Wabash, IN; two brothers, James Chandler of Melvin and Richard of Van Lear; three sisters, Emmy Pinkerton of Paintsville, Madge Carr of Clifton Forge, VA and Mary Ruth Oneal of Pennsylvania; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, in the Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma, with Reverends Nim Sturgill and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Chandler Cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
CONLEY, Kanawha
1901-1976
Kanawha Conley, 74, died Saturday, March 27, in his King Addition home. He was the son of the late Leck D. and Margarett Salyer Conley and was born in Johnson County on December 11, 1901. He was a retired oil and gas well shooter with Pringle Powder Company and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dessa Long Conley; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Meade of Paintsville; 2 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Woodrow Church officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Ottis Blankenship, W. R. Meade, Jr., Jack Pennington, Charles T. Melvin, P. D. Pack, Gregory Meade, Samuel D. Rice and Bill Slone. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
CONLEY, Virgie (Welch)
1904-1976
Virgie Conley, 72, died Friday, March 26, in the Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, FL after an extended illness. She was the daughter of T. J. and Mary Music Welch and was born March 5, 1904, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Max Conley, seven sons, Harry Thomas, Wendell, Howard Douglas, Eugene Willis and Robert Loyll, all of Olrando, FL, Phillip Vernon and Darvin Edward, both of New Carlisle, OH; four daughters, Mary Elizabeth Cantrell and Lois Auenell Beverly of Hager Hill, Grace Maxine Bates of Fairborn, OH, and Ester Joyner of Dayton, OH; and a brother, Hobert Welch, of Hillsboro, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Clarence Lemaster and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in the Welch Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
FERGUSON, Jarl
1976
Jarl Ferguson, 29, died Friday, March 26, 1976, in Morgan County and was a resident of Moon, KY. Surviving are his parents, Edward and Phoebe Isom; a daughter Lesa Lynn of Moon; three brothers and sisters, Nellie Powers and Nabird Ferguson, both of Moon and Franklin Ferguson of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, at his home with burial in the family cemetery at Moon. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
GALBRAITH, George Rae
1890-1976
George Rae Galbraith, 85, died Monday, March 29 at his Blockhouse Bottom home at Hager Hill. He was the son of John Edward and Terisessa Bryne Galbraith. Born August 17, 1890, in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, he was a retired civil engineer and former vice president of the Walworth Corp of New York. He was a graduate of Union College of Schenectady, NY, a veteran of World War I, a Charter member of the first U. S. Air Force and was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Douglas Auxier Galbraith. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1976

   
GILL, Melvin
1907-1976
Melvin Gill, 69, died Monday, March 29, at the home of his daughter, in Van Lear. He was the son of James Mason and Nancy Ann Adkins Gill. He was born in Summers County, WV on January 6, 1907 and was a retired employee of the C & O Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Adkins Gill on August 17, 1960. Surviving are two sons, Melvin M. of Pierceton, IN, and David of Warsaw, IN; four daughter, Nancy Duty of Van Lear, Barbara Honr of Warsaw, Helen Hall of Pierceton and Kathleen Marcum of Greenco Springs, FL. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, in the Ronald Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton, WV with burial in the Hill Top Cemetery in Hinton. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
HAGANS, Mary Jane (Beculhimer)
1912-1976
Mary Jane Hagans, 63, died Thursday, March 18, in the Good Samaritan Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late William Jiles and Bertha Blankenship Beculhimer. She was born August 9, 1912, in Morgan County and was a resident of Lexington. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a past matron of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, John J. Hagans; a son, Thomas Jiles of Versailles; a daughter, Janice Vivian Davis of Winchester; a brother and three sisters, Curtis Beculhimer of Ypsilanti, MI, Miss Laura Beculhimer and Mrs. Faye Evans, both of Pickerington, OH, and Mrs. Reva Zeger of Canton and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 21, in the Keaton Enterprise Baptist church with Rev. Kenneth Evans officiating. Burial was in the Keaton Community Cemetery at Keaton with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
HOLBROOK, Martha (Adams)
1887-1976
Martha Holbrook, 88, died Friday, March 5, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Wiley and Symnatha Collins Adams and was born October 23, 1887 in Magoffin County. A resident of Paintsville, she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, A. M. “Mint” Holbrook preceded her in death on October 20, 1968. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Howard of New Port News, VA, Sister Agnus Martha of London, KY, Mrs. Raymond Scott of Norfolk, VA, Mrs. Berlin Griffith of Winchester and Mrs. Wendell Blanton of Flatwoods, 30 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, in the Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Reverends C. C. Hall and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1976

   
HOUCK, Faye (Ward)
1938-1976
Faye Houck, 37, died Friday, March 26, in the Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Noah and Oma Mollette Ward and was born April 10, 1938, in Pike County. She was a resident of Meally and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul Houck; three sons, Frankie Neil and Paul Jr., both of Meally and Scottie Lewis Dale of Paintsville; two brothers and two sisters, Wendell Ward of Columbus, Frank Ward of Lexington, Mary Castle of Paintsville and Laura Parks of Marysville, CA. Funeral services were held Sunday, march 28, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

   
JOHNSON, Ella (Ward)
1882-1976
Ella Johnson, 93, died Monday, March 15, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Asbury and Laura Belle Price Ward and was born September 28, 1882, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Old Friendship Church. Her husband, J. R. Johnson preceded her in death on December 8, 1941. Surviving are a daughter, Anna Lee Gambill, and a step daughter, Delphia Travis, both of Thelma, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, fourteen step great grandchildren and seven step great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 18, in the Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma with Reverends Glen Arrowood and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
JONES, L. D.
1976
L. D. (Dow) Jones, 77, died Monday, March 29, in the Marysville Memorial Hospital in Ohio. He was the son of Arlin Arnett and Mary Jones. He had been a resident of Bainbridge since 1916, where he was the owner of the Seven Caves. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Surviving are his wife, Mahala Keaton Jones, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Heidmann of Hollywood, CA and an aunt, Zella Jones of Paintsville. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, March 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints of Columbus, OH. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 1, with John M. Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Rowe Family Cemetery at Kerz with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
LEMASTER, Clara (Robertson)
1893-1976
Clara Lemaster, 82, died Saturday, March 20, in the Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Jeanette Curry Robertson. Born August 31, 1893, in Humboldt, IL, she was a resident of Sitka and a member of the United Baptist Church at Cedar Grove. Her husband, Roscoe Lemaster preceded her in death on August 21, 1966. Surviving are two daughters, Elsie Spears of West Van Lear and Thelma Picklesimer of Sitka, two sisters, Jennie Gwinn of Phoenix, AZ and Gladys Strack of Mattoon, IL; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Irvin Castle and Edward Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
LEMASTER, Sarah (Blair)
1908-1976
Sarah Lemaster, 67, died in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg on Wednesday, March 17, following an extended illness. Mrs. Lemaster was the daughter of the late John and Martha Fitchpatrick Blair. She was born in Johnson County October 9, 1908 at Collista and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Charlie Lemaster of Collista, one brother, Will Blair of Van Lear and a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Moles of East Point. Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, at the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Henry Crider officiating. Burial was in the Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
LILLY, Maxie (Fitch)
1916-1976
Maxie Lilly, 59, died Wednesday, March 17, in the J. J. Jordan Nursing Home at Louisa after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Leona Meek Fitch. A resident of West Van Lear, she was born April 14, 1916, in Johnson County and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earley Lilly. Surviving are a daughter, Dorine Redd of West Van Lear; five brothers, Burgill, Edgar and Burl, all of Meally, John of Paintsville and Troy of Ashland and three sisters, Alma Webb of Meally, Nola Penix of Williamsport, and Lidda Mae Trimble of Hazard. Funeral services were held Friday, March 19, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hershell Short officiating. Burial was in the Lilly Cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
MCKENZIE, Bert
1894-1976
Bert McKenzie, 81, Washington Ave., Paintsville, died Sunday morning at his residence. Mr. McKenzie was born May 25, 1894 in Johnson County, a son of the late Daniel and Cynthia Brown McKenzie. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky and West Virginia Gas Co., Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva Bailey McKenzie; three sons, Elmo McKenzie, Elmon McKenzie, both of Fort Wayne, IN, and Danny B. McKenzie of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Salyer of Springfield, and Mrs. Mollie Williams of Staffordsville; 6 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at the United Baptist Church in Paintsville by ministers, O. I. Williams, C. J. Sparks, and J. T.  Bailey. Burial will be in the Skaggstown Cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1976

  
PRESTON, Sally (Price)
1891-1976
Sally Preston, 85, died Saturday, March 27, at her Meally home. She was the daughter of Malcolm and Sarah Burchett Price and was born January 2, 1891, in Johnson County. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Hubert Preston, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son and daughter, Ernest of Columbus, and Ruth Rowland of Meally and a brother, Jeff Price of California. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30 in the Buffalo United Baptist Church with Reverends Arthur Priest, Nim Sturgill, Tom Sammons and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
RATLIFF, Dennie
1906-1976
Dennie Ratliff, 69, died Saturday, March 27, in the Highland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the son of Bud and Kattie Dale Ratliff and was born November 29, 1906, in Johnson County. A Paintsville resident, he was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Delphia Wilcox Ratliff; a son, Kenneth of Marion, OH; a daughter, Margaret Louise Perkins of Paintsville; five brothers, Dick of Dayton, Jess of Waverly, Earl of Paintsville, Irvin of Van Lear and Charles of Arkansas; five sisters, Emma VanHoose, Sis Ratliff and Jessie VanHoose, all of Thealka, Virgie Kimbler of Paintsville and Mary Pursell of Louisiana; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
RIVERS, George Jr.
1919-1976
George Rivers, Jr., 56, died Wednesday, March 10, in his Paintsville home. He was born April 15, 1919 in Johnson County. He was the son of the late George and Susan Holbrook Rivers and was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Zella Arms Rivers; two sons, Francis and Bill, both of Paintsville; two daughters, Deloris McCarty of Hager Hill and Mary Stapleton of Paintsville; a brother, Hershell of Leander, a half brother, Verlie  of Wheelersburg, OH, three half sisters, Codia Spradlin of Denver, Virgie Hannah of Van Lear and Marie Blair of Carey, OH and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, in the Collista Freewill Baptist church with Reverends Richard Williams and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1976

  
SALYER, Margeania Lynn
1961-1976
Margeania Lynn Salyer, 15, died Friday, March 26, at her Fuget home. She was the daughter of Harry Ireland and Manda Salyer. She was born February 24, 1961 in Johnson County and was a freshman at Johnson Central High School. She was a member of the Flat Gap 4-H Club. Survivors, other than her parents, are a sister, Kathy, and her grandparents, James H. Salyer and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Salyer. Funeral services were held Monday, march 29, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Eual McKenzie and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
STAMBAUGH, Sarah (Daniel)
1888-1976
Sarah (Dove) Stambaugh, 87, died Monday, March 1 in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Taylor and fanny Caudill Daniel and was born Dec 1, 1888 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Paintsville, and a member of the First Christian Church, her husband, John Stambaugh, preceded her in death in 1961. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 4, in the First Christian Church in Paintsville with Dr. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Wells- Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1976

   
SUBLETT, Wilbur Allen
1932-1976
Wilbur Allen Sublett, 43, died Tuesday, March 23 in the VA Hospital in Lexington, after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Dallas and Jane Osborne Sublett and was born at Sitka on April 29, 1932. He was employed as a factory worker for General Motors of Marion, IN, was a member of the Church of Christ, a member of Chandlersville Lodge 858 F. & AM, and the Eastern Star of Marion, IN, and a veteran of the Korean War. He was married February 22, 1957 in Paintsville to Elisha Arlene Fannin Sublett, who survives. Other survivors are a son and daughter, Chester Allen and Stephania Elaine, both at home; two brothers, Hobert of Lima, OH and James of Sitka; four sisters, Lehah Wheeler and Neva Rothwell, both of Ashland, Dorothy Wyatt of Sitka and Billie Meade of Nippa. Funeral services were held Friday, March 26, in the First Christian Church in Paintsville with Rev. Art Marcum officiating. Masonic services were conducted at the Preston Funeral Home by the Chandlersville Lodge 858 F & AM. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

  
VANHOOSE, Bill
1895-1976
Bill VanHoose, 81, died Friday, March 12, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. He was born in 1895 in Johnson County and was a resident of Van Lear. He is survived by three sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend James Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1976

  
WELLS, Chloie Lee
1897-1976
Chloie Lee Wells, 79, died Monday, March 15, at his Williamsport home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Issac Seymour and Mary L. Dutton Wells. Born February 25, 1897 in Johnson County, he was a past supervisor of NYA and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Ellen Dutton of Williamsport and Malissa Slone of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 18, in the Wells Chapel Methodist Church at Boons Camp with Reverends Mabry Holbrook and Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Wells Family cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

  
WHEELER, Phyllis Ann
1942-1976
Phyllis Ann Wheeler, 34, died Monday, March 29, in the UK Medical center. She was the daughter of Fred and Eula Blair Wheeler and was born Feb 13, 1942 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her parents and two brothers, Sammy Wheeler of Louisville and Danny Wheeler of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1976

   
WHITAKER, Lorain (Reed)
1924-1976
Lorain Whitaker, 51, died Thursday, March 18, in the Paintsville Hospital after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Bud and Allie Hyden Reed. Born September 9, 1924, in Johnson County, she was a resident of East Point and a nurse at the Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Thurman Whitaker, a son, Larry Joe of East Point; a daughter, Linda Mae Melvin of Columbus, OH; a brother, Sammie Reed of Newark, NJ, three sisters, Beatrice Grimm of Hager Hill, Josephine Music of Paintsville, and Mildred Whitaker of Columbus. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1976

   
YATES, John C.
1888-1976
John C. Yates, 87, died Thursday, March 25, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born April 6, 1888, in Floyd County and was a resident of Paintsville. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Sarah Davis Yates, preceded him in death in 1952(or 62). Graveside rites were held Saturday, March 27, in Claypool, IN, with Rev. Chad Burkhard officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery in Claypool with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1976



 
APRIL - 1976

   
 
 
AUXIER, George W.
1905-1976
Services for Dr. George Washington Auxier, 70, who died Friday in Simi Valley, CA were held in Sun City, AZ. Dr. Auxier was born in Johnson County, near Paintsville, on November 27, 1905. He was educated in county schools prior to his high school graduation from Ft. Thomas, KY. He received his AB and MA degrees from Miami University, Oxford, OH, where he was a four-letter athlete. He obtained his PhD in 1938 from Ohio State University. During his under graduate years, he was active in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a member of several honorary historical organizations. He was a member of the Masonic Order and a Kentucky Colonel. He was a retired Federal employee having served in the executive offices of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. During World War II he served in an Army Intelligence capacity. His span of more than thirty years in the Federal government saw service with The Commerce Department, Atomic Energy Commission and State Department. He was a graduate of the National War College in Washington, D.C. Dr. Auxier had lectured in U. S. history and diplomacy at Ohio State University, American University, George Washington University, and in Business Administration at the University of Maryland. He retired from Federal Service in 1968. He moved from Maryland to Sun City, AZ in 1973. He is survived by his widow, Fernallen A., two sons, George C. of San Francisco, CA and John W. of Mundelein, IL and a daughter Mrs. Catherine Pittenger of Simi Valley, CA and one grandchild, Sally Kay Pittenger and three sisters, Mrs. P. T. Holbrook, and Miss Madge Auxier of Paintsville, Mrs. A. G. T. Dorton of Lexington and one brother, Mr. Earl M. Auxier of LaFollette, TN. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

    
BALDRIDGE, Thomas Andrew
1883-1976
Thomas Andrew Baldridge, 93, retired Little Paint Creek farmer, died April 29, after a long illness. A son of Martin V. and Elizabeth Music Baldridge, he was born February 15, 1883 on Little Paint Creek where he spent his life until his last illness. His wife, Rebecca Hager Baldridge preceded him in death in 1940, and his only son William T. Baldridge, died in 1971. His funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the J. H. Nunnery Funeral Chapel in Prestonsburg with the Reverends Moses Kitchen and Dewey Music officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Little Paint. Active pallbearers were Ned Baldridge, Glenard Baldridge, James Harmond, Robert Baldridge, Ambrose Rieser and Nelson Baldridge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1976

    
BARKER, Frank
1907-1976
Frank Barker, 68, died Friday, April 30, at his Volga home. He was born December 11, 1907, in Johnson County and was the son of Willie and Missouri Osborne Barker. Surviving are his wife, Erie McKenzie Barker, three step sons, Arland Lemaster of Xenia, OH, Bobby Joe Lemaster of Circleville, OH, and Paul Lemaster of Volga, three step daughters, Evalene Lemaster of Vermilla, OH, Emma Jean King of Staffordsville and Beatrice Salyers of New Holland, OH; six brothers and sisters, including Millard Barker of Mine Fork, Johnny Barker of Fuget, Lura Estepp of Franklin, OH, Reilda Tackett of Paintsville, Lexy Rose of Urbana, OH and Carla Greene of Lowmansville, and 37 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 3 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial    was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

   
BELCHER, James Irvin
1913-1976
James Irvin Belcher, 63, died Friday, April 2, at Ashland. He was the son of Press and Lula Belcher and was born August 3, 1913, in Montgomery County. He was a resident of Ashland, an engineer for the C & O Railroad, and a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 23 at Mt. Sterling. Surviving are a son, Stanley Arrowood of Flatwoods, a brother and three sisters, Harold of Mt. Sterling, Robin Crouch of Bethel, Flo Amburgy of Ashland, and Loucille Harper of Dupont, GA. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. E. Davis officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1976

  
CARPENTER, Gracie (Patrick)
1903-1976
Gracie Patrick Carpenter, 72, died Friday, April 30, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Noah and Mamie Osborne Patrick and was born October 28, 1903, at Meally. Mrs. Carpenter was a resident of Swamp Branch and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Her first husband, J. H. Cantrell, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Dudley Carpenter, five step sons, Leander Carpenter, Bruce Cantrell, Amax Cantrell, Joe Cantrell and Ace Cantrell; five step daughters, Opal Marshall, Virginia Marshall, Oakie Mae Conley, Oma Reed, and Mrs. Newt Music; five brothers and sisters, Evelyn Hamilton and Rosie Preston of Meally, Frankie Doss of Gary, WV, Flem Patrick of Northfork, WV and Willis Patrick of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Monday, May 3, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Melvin Blanton and Adam Marshall officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery at Meally with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

    
CEACE, Clara (Litteral)
1895-1976
Mrs. Clara Crace, 80, died Tuesday, April 20, in the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was the daughter of Elzie and Martha Jackson Litteral and was born Aug 24, 1895, in Johnson County. Mrs. Crace was a resident of Lexington and a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Albert Crace, preceded her in death on June 24, 1972. Surviving are three sons, Burns of Lexington, Gene of Brooksville, FL and Bennie of Oil Springs; two daughters and a step daughter, Ruby Conley of Flatwoods, Ruth Litteral of South Charleston, OH and Pearlie Blair of Oil Springs; two brothers, Roe Litteral of south Solon, OH, and Raleigh Litteral of MI; four sisters, Lucy Doyle of IN, Stella Davis of Lexington, Nola McAllister and Beulah Walker of Ashland; 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 22, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
CRISLIP, Johnny
1905-1976
Johnny Crislip, 71, died Monday, April 12, at his Staffordsville home. He was the son of Edd and Alice Murray Crislip and was born March 15, 1905 in Johnson County. Surviving are his step mother Alice Murray Crislip (note: this should be Arizona Davis Crislip); two daughters, Martha Virginia Blevins of Ohio and Betty June Caudill of Sitka; two half brothers, Everett of Frankfort and Arthur of McDonald, GA; a half sister, Josie King of Staffordsville; 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 13, in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 21, 1976

  
FAIRCHILD, Frank
1908-1976
Frank Fairchild, 67, died Monday, April 5, in Oak Hill, OH. He was born April 29, 1908 at Kenwood, KY, son of James and Lou Howard Fairchild. He was a resident of Thurman, OH. Surviving are his mother, Lou Fairchild, his wife, Clova Adams Fairchild; five sons, Elwood Payne of Thurman, OH, Ellis Paul and Hobert of Oak Hill, James of Vinton, OH and Clarence of Columbus, OH; four daughters, Eloise Curtis of Thurman, OH, Louise Moris and Opal Woolum, of Oak Hill, and Oma Snyder of Jackson; two brothers, Benny and Eugene, both of Waverly, OH; four sisters, June Blair of Marion, Malta Blair and Alma McCarty, both of Paintsville and Margie Fairchild of Oil Springs.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Fairchild Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  April 14, 1976

   
FLETCHER, Mary (Ward)
1892-1976
Mary Ward Fletcher, 84, died Wednesday, April 28, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born April 25, 1892, and was the daughter of Phillip and Barbara Gibbs Ward. Mrs. Fletcher was a resident of Tutor Key and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Jessie James Fletcher, preceded her in death on September 5, 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Willard Castle and a sister, Mrs. Luciana Castle both of Tutor Key and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 30, in the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key with O. I. Williams and C. J. Sparks as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

    
GRAHAM, Mary (Ward)
1942-1976
Mary Graham, 34, died Sunday, April 18 in Columbus, OH. She was born January 21 1942 in Johnson County and was the daughter of George and Anna Dollarhide Ward. Surviving are a son, Paul Dixon of Columbus; three daughters, Phyllis Dalton, Gloria Nickel and Dolly Dixon, all of Columbus, nine brothers and sisters, including Francil Ward, Della Rapp, Nellie Tomblin, Henry Ward, Billy Evans, Vencil Evans, and James Evans, all of Columbus, Betty Ward of Paintsville and Paul Arms of Wooster, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Ernie Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
GRIM, Gary L.
1948-1976
Gary L. Grim, 27, died Sunday, April 18, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Leroy and Pauline Webb Grim and was born May 17, 1948 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Paintsville, a member of the First Baptist church, a member of the Paintsville lodge 381 F & AM and general manager for Grim Beverage Company. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Grim; a brother, Roger O. Grim of Paintsville and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Minuard Grim. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 21, in the First Baptist church in Paintsville with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  April 28, 1976

  
HACKWORTH, Robert L.
1912-1976
Robert L. Hackworth, 63, died Saturday, April 3, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct 7, 1912 in Johnson County, and was the son of John F. and Laura Wright Hackworth. He was a resident of Riceville and was a retired carpenter.  Surviving are his mother, Laura Hackworth; his wife, Lora Blanton Hackworth; three sons, David and Herbert of Oil Springs and Jimmy of Swamp Branch; three daughters, Thelma of Riceville, Linda Conley and Wanda Lemaster, both of Oil Springs; four brothers and two sisters, Dewey, Virgil, Rushie Click and Fannie May, all of Riceville, Norman of Catlettsburg and John of Ashland; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Herb Arms, Charles Stapleton, and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1976

  
HATFIELD, James
1976
James Henry Hatfield, three month old son of James and Barbara Ann Conn Hatfield, died Thursday, April 1, at his Columbus, OH home. Funeral services were held at the Greer Cemetery at East Point with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1976

   
HICKS, Patrick H.
1905-1976
Patrick H. Hicks, 70, died Monday, April 19, in the Walter Reed Army Medical center in Washington, D. C. after an extended illness. The son of the late Jonathan and Cleo Hicks, he was born August 27, 1905, in Floyd County, and was a resident of Washington, D. C. Mr. Hicks was a retired soldier and veteran of World War II. His wife, Phenolpha Boyd Hicks preceded him in death on May 12, 1961. Surviving are a step son, Liney J. Hicks of Hartford City, IN; two daughters, and a step daughter, Mrs. Lowell C. Rice of Georgetown, Mrs. Gary Caudill of San Diego, CA and Mrs. Paris M. Caudill of Lexington, OH; three brothers, Arthur, Joe and Henry, all of Prestonsburg, three sisters, Mrs. Sam Stevens and Mrs. Wade Moore of Prestonsburg and Mrs. Richard Harmon of Sciotoville, OH; 3 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 23 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Floral Hills Memory Garden in Wheelersburg, OH with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Military services were conducted. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

   
HOLBROOK, Fred B.
1903-1976
Fred B. Holbrook, 72, died Thursday, April 22. He was born November 9, 1903, in Johnson County. He was the son of P. T. and Carrie Bailey Holbrook. Mr. Holbrook was a resident of Paintsville and a retired salesman of Paintsville Grocery Company. Surviving are his wife, Faye Green Holbrook, a son, Fred B. Holbrook, Jr., of St. Louis, MO, his step mother, Mrs. Gertrude Holbrook of Paintsville and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24 in the Mayo United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Reverend Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Lloyd Hamilton, Bunk Goggans, Bill Ward, Tom Greene, Paul Greene and Leslie McKenzie. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

   
HORNE, Jesse
1892-1976
Jesse Horne, 84, died Saturday, April 3, in the Paintsville Hospital after a short illness. He was the son of Tom and Mary Combs Horne and was born in Johnson County on Jan 22, 1892. A resident of Paintsville he was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Kate Rice Horne; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Horne Meek of Paintsville and a foster daughter, Mrs. Marie Colvin of East Point; and a sister, Mrs. Tish Slone of Huntington, WV. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Horne Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1976

  
HORNE, Kate (Rice)
1892-1976
Kate Rice Horne, 83, died Tuesday, April 6, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg. She was born Aug 26, 1892, at Hager Hill and was the daughter of Charles L. and Nancy Webb Rice. Mrs. Horne was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Jesse Horne, preceded her in death on April 3, 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Meek of Paintsville, a foster daughter, Mrs. Marie Colvin of East Point, a brother, Heber Rice of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Horne Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1976

  
MURPHY, Max
1914-1976
Max Murphy, 62, died Tuesday, April 6, at the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was the son of Frank and Clara Crace Murphy and was born January 25, 1914 in Magoffin County. He was a resident of Van Lear, a coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Annie Blair Murphy; two sons, William Robert of Marion, OH and Mike of Van Lear; a step son, Arthur Lee Castle of Marion, OH, two daughters, Clara Maynard of Beauty and Jackie Murphy of Van Lear; a brother and sister, Bill Murphy of Marion and Ruth Trimble of Van Lear; and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Tackett as officiating minister. Burial was in the Murphy Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1976

  
PATRICK, Lora (Mayo)
1882-1976
Lora Patrick, 93, died Monday, April 26, in the River View Nursing Home in Ashland. She was born December 18, 1882, in Johnson County, and was the daughter of the late William and Vina Preston Mayo. Mrs. Patrick was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Howard of Paintsville and Jack of Ashland; 4 daughters, Retta Walker and Ruth Strader of Ashland, Mary Alice Wellington of Catlettsburg, and Georgene Wells of Indiana; 20 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 28, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
PERRY, Benny
1903-1976
Benny Perry, 73, died Tuesday, April 20, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1903, the son of Jeff and Columbia Hinkle Perry. Mr. Perry was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Colvin Perry; three sons, and a step son Hedgel of Clintwood, VA, Walter of Clarkville, TN, Elbert of Winona, IN and Norman Jones of Pikeville; three daughters and two step daughters, Loretta Johnson of New Lebanon, OH, Lavada Campbell of Louisville and Eunoka Fannin of Hager Hill, Mrs. Harold Daniel of New Lebanon and Mrs. Clarence Carter of Salyersville; and a sister Genette Darnley of Oak Hill, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, April 23,in the Third Street Freewill Baptist church in Paintsville with Rev. Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Fannin cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
PRATT, Paul
1924-1976
Paul Pratt, 51, died Monday, April 12, in the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. He was born July 28, 1924 in Johnson County and was the son of Tom and Mary Jane Fairchild. He was a resident of East Point. Surviving are a brother and sister, Hershel of Paintsville and Mona Little of Clearwater, FL. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 14, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 21, 1976

  
PRESTON, Dora (Hall)
1896-1976
Dora Preston, 80, died Saturday, April 17 in Columbus at the residence of her daughter, Goldia Combs. She was born February 24, 1896 in Magoffin County and was the daughter of Harvey and Emily Howard Hall. Mrs. Preston was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank Preston preceded her in death.  Surviving are five sons, Harvey of Columbus, Paul of Dayton, Mitchell of Coca, FL, Jarvey of Jamesville, WS, and Ernest of Alachua, FL; six daughters, Dixie Charles of Lovely, Dorothy Castle of Thealka, Goldia Combs and Ellen Cordial both of Columbus, Amanda Kenner of Westerville, Oh and Emily Music of Dayton; 41 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services held Wednesday, April 21 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Don Fraley, Wendell Combs, and James Hayes officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
RICE, Floyd
1882-1976
Floyd Rice, 93, died Wednesday, April 14, at Georgetown, KY. He was a former resident of Stambaugh. Mr. Rice was born at Denver on September 3, 1882, and was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Liza Caudill Rice. He had lived at Georgetown for the past nine years and was a farmer. He had been a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist church since 1913. He was married to Envy Preston Rice on October 8, 1909. She preceded him in death on October 12, 1971. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Neva Jo Brooks and Mrs. Anna Lee Brooks both of Georgetown; a brother, John Hayden Rice of Sitka; two sisters, Martha Stambaugh of Paintsville and Rosa Salyer of Stambaugh; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, April 17 in the Locust Grove United Baptist Church with Buell Ferguson, Charles Price and O. I. Williams officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 21, 1976

  
ROWLAND, Verlissa (Curtis)
1902-1976
Verlissa Rowland, 73, died Sunday, April 11, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born Aug 24, 1902, in Johnson County, and was the daughter of R. M. and Lutisha Williams Curtis. She was a resident of Fuget and a member of the United Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rowland in 1966. Surviving are a son, Richard of Fuget; four brothers, and sisters, Hammie Curtis of Chillicothe, OH, James Curtis and Hazel Cantrell of Flat Gap and Audrey King of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 145, in the Cold Springs United Baptist Church with Revs. Lonza Reed, Eual McKenzie and Arnold Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1976

  
SALYER, Oscar
1900-1976
Oscar Salyer, 76, died Wednesday, April 21, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born January 16, 1900, in Johnson County and was the son of Alexander and Martha Jane McKenzie Salyer. Mr. Salyer was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired employee of the Forestry Department and a member of the United Baptist Church. He married Julia Bayes Salyer on March 21, 1936.  Surviving are his wife, Julia; three sons, Walter Allen, Rev. Harold Morris, and Denver Lee all of Flat Gap and 3 grandsons. Funeral services held Saturday, April 24, in the Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Buell Ferguson, J.T. Bailey and O.I. Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
SELVAGE, Clate
1901-1976
Clate Selvage, 75, died Friday, April 23, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Selvage was born March 23, 1901 in Johnson County, and was the son of John and Martha Hitchcock Selvage. He was a resident of Denver and a retired miner.  Surviving are his wife, Louise Wright Selvage; 2 sons, J.C. of Denver and Butch of Grove City, OH; 2 daughters, Georgene Reed of Staffordsville and Sharlene O'Bryan of Grove City, OH; a brother, Add Selvage of Van Lear; 2 half brothers, Kelly Selvage of Portsmouth and Dewey Selvage of Staffordsville; 2 half sisters, Tava Ealey of Staffordsville and Myrtle Fairchilds of Paintsville; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 26, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Hondel Adams as officiating minister. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976

  
SLONE, Cora (Castle)
1894-1976
Mrs. Cora Slone, 81, died Thursday, April 8, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born August 1, 1894 at Winifred and was the daughter of James C. and Lydia Lemaster Castle. Mrs. Slone was a life-long resident of Winifred and was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Slone on November 29, 1955. Surviving are four sons, James of Flat Gap, Wayne of Springfield, Dennis of Fairborn and Clyde of Thelma; three daughters, Mary Ratliff of Flat Gap, Ina Wheeler of Walbridge, OH and Shirley Hughes of West Van Lear; 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 11, in the Old Hood United Baptist Church with Tommie Bailey and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster Family Cemetery at Winifred with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1976

  
SPENCER, Willie
1912-1976
Willie Spencer, 64, died Friday, April 30, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born March 22, 1912 in Johnson County and was a resident of Thealka. Mr. Spencer was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He married Haley Redford Spencer on May 30, 1932. Surviving are his wife, Haley; four sons, Billie R., Eddie and Bobby of Thealka, and Lonnie of Franklin, OH; a daughter, Faye Blanton of Beattyville; two brothers and a sister, Estill of Thealka, Perry of Franklin, OH and Lizzie Selvage of Paintsville; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 2, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

   
SPRADLIN, David Harold
1951-1976
David Harold Spradlin, 24, died Saturday, April 28 in Jellico, TN. He was the son of Harold Spradlin and the late Dixie Mae Reed Spradlin. Mr. Spradlin was born Dec 18, 1951, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Denver, an employee of Apex Die Casting Company and had served in the U. S. Marine Corps. Surviving other than his father are his step-mother, Irene Bentley Spradlin; five brothers, Chalmer K. of Leander, Buel E. of Thelma, James of New Carlisle, OH, Gary and Dennis of Denver, 8 sisters, Beatrice Ward of Fairborn, Francis Mobley and Bonita Jo Carberry of Dayton, Phyllis Wroblinski of Rockledge, FL, Janet Spradlin of Orlando, FL, Louise Spradlin, Idabelle Spradlin and Lynn Marie Spradlin, all of Denver. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 31, in the Denver home with Hammie May and James H. Blair as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976


    
VARNER, Murtie (Pugh)
1899-1976
Murtie Varner, 77, died Wednesday, April 7, in the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. She was the daughter of Tom and Cawdonia Spears Pugh and was born in Johnson County on April 2, 1899. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Her husband, George Varner, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Joseph of Flint and George of California; two daughters, Rose Tallon of California and Mary Mollette of Shelby, OH; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 11 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. S. T. Adkins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1976

  
WELLS, Thedosia (Long)
1888-1976
Mrs. Thedosia (Theo) L. Wells died Monday, April 26, in a local hospital following a short illness. Born April 1, 1888, at Oil Springs, Mrs. Wells was the daughter of the late John Riggs and Margaret Cooper Long. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Paintsville and wrote a history for her church, covering a period from October 30, 1878 to January 1, 1960. She also served as president of the Women’s Missionary Society and was a past regent and secretary of the Buford Chapter of the DAR. Mrs. Wells also served as a committeewoman for Johnson County in the political field and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was the first telephone operator in Paintsville and retired at the age of 80 as a court reporter, having served 15 counties for the Workmen’s Compensation Board as well as being a trial and judicial reporter. Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Wells and a son, Chester Earl Wells. Surviving are one son, Roger K. Wells, of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mary Ruth) Freeman of Huntington, WV and Mrs. John (Shirley Rae) Marnell of St. Petersburg, FL; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Wells will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Steele Funeral Home in Huntington with Dr. Tim Johnson of the First Christian Church in Paintsville officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery in Huntington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1976
 


 
MAY - 1976



BLAIR, Beatrice
1929-1976
Beatrice Blair, 47, died Sunday, May 16, in the Highlands Regional Medical center. She was born March 30, 1929, in Johnson County. Mrs. Blair was a resident of Denver and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William Blair, a son, James Edgar of Paintsville, two daughters, Bonnie Faye Butts of Stambaugh and Brenda Caudill of Swamp Branch; three brothers, Orville of Carey, OH, Marvin of Sitka and Arnold of Enon, OH and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 18, in the Old Union United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with James Harrison Blair and Hammie May as officiating ministers, Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976 (Note; Beatrice Blair was the daughter of  Alonzo Ratliff and Maude Spradlin)

  
BLAIR, Edna (Goble)
1902-1976
Mrs. Edna Goble Blair, 73, died Sunday, May 16, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of William H. and Nancy Elizabeth Rice Goble. Mrs. Blair was born Sep 8, 1902, in Johnson County and was a life time resident of Leander. Surviving are her husband, Bruce Blair; two sons, Hubert of Sandusky, OH and Donald of Roanoke, VA; two daughters, Ina Spangler of Vinton, VA and Yvonne Pendleton of Roanoke; three sisters, Maymie Trimble of West Van Lear, Effie Hackworth of Blue Creek, OH and Marie Brown of Leander; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 18, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in the Rivers Cemetery at Leander with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976

  
BOGGS, Walter
1949-1976
Walter Vinson Boggs, 26, died Wednesday, May 19. He was the son of Ova and Angie Greene Boggs and was born October 30, 1949 in Lawrence County. He was a resident of Volga, was a carpenter employed by First Federal Savings and Loan. Surviving are his mother, Ova Boggs; three brothers, Beecher of Keaton, Ossie of Newport, and David of Mason, OH; seven sisters, Carol Moore of Flat Gap, Frances Boggs, Patricia Boggs and Bonnie Collins, all of Volga, Virginia Lemaster of Sitka, Helen Salyers of Billville, OH and Roxanne Castle of River. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 23, in the Cannons Chapel Church with Rev. Mabry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blaine with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1976

   
CANTRELL, Etta Ethel (Doolin)
1924-1976
Etta Ethel Cantrell, 51, died Sunday, May 16, in the Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was the daughter of James L. and Sena Johnson Doolin. Mrs. Cantrell was born December 31, 1924, in Morgan County. She was a resident of Red Bush and was employed as a cook at the Flat Gap School. Surviving are her mother, Sena Doolin; a son, James Cantrell of Red Bush; five daughters, Angie Keaton of Keaton, Marylin Cantrell, U. S. Army, Korea, Carolyn Williams, Gary, IN, Dixie Skaggs, Hobart, IN, and Wilma Litteral, Chesterton, IN; three brothers, and a sister, Bill of Red Bush, Bazie, Dock and Angie Isom all of Relief and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 19, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Paul Keaton and Robie Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Red Bush with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976

  
CASTLE, Lorena (Daniels)
1914-1976
Lorena Castle, 61, died Wednesday, May 12, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born December 30, 1914, in Johnson County and was the daughter of Harry and Vencis Slone Daniels. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Castle 5 sons, Edgar of Mechanicsburg, Robert, Arlie and Johnny all of Sitka, and Danny of Blaine; 2 daughters, Mae Lyons of Urbana, OH; Loretta Caudill of Sitka; a sister, Clustine Moore of Blaine; 18 grandchildren; l great grandchild.  Services were held Friday, May 14, in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church at Sitka with Rev. O.I. Williams, Florida Lyons, and Euall McKenzie officiating.  Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976.

   
CECIL, Ada (Bellomy)
1891-1976
Ada Cecil, 84, died Saturday, May 1, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Harvey and Carrie Bellomy and was born August 26, 1891, in Wayne, WV. Mrs. Cecil was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, John O. Cecil, Sr., preceded her in death on October 30, 1970.  Surviving are two sons, John O. of Frankfort and George H. of Huntsville, AL, a daughter, Carrie Harris of Van Lear; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 3, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John G. Sammons officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

  
CURTSINGER, Michelle Lynn
1975-1976
Michelle Lynn Curtsinger, nine month old daughter of Teddy and Maggie Dye Curtsinger, died Saturday, May 1, in the Garrard Nursing Home in Covington. She was born July 12, 1975 in Floyd County and was a resident of Sitka. Survivors other than her parents are her maternal grandmother, Loraine Dye Kestner and two brothers, Henry Lee and Teddy Lee, both at home. Funeral services were held, Monday, May 3, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the Fairchilds Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

  
DIXON, Mansford
1879-1976
Mansford Dixon, 97, died Monday, May 31, in Louisa. He was born March 1, 1879, the son of Thomas J. and Eliza McFarlin Dixon. He was a resident of Prestonsburg, a retired carpenter and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Lora May Dixon died on November 24, 1959. Surviving are 2 sons, Carl of Clintwood, VA., and Paul of Columbus; 5 daughters, Mabel Wiley and Ethel Woods of Prestonsburg, Ruth Stratton of Ashland, Lora Casebolt of Columbus and Virginia Ambrose of Michigan City, Ind.; 29 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services held today, in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Richard Williams and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in the Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1976

  
GILLIAN, Rulie
1915-1976
Rulie Gillian, 60, died Sunday, May 23, at Morgan County. He was the son of Joshua and Mary Mason Gillian and was born June 3, 1915, in Elliott County. Mr. Gillian was a resident of Sitka, a member of the United Baptist Church and was occupied as a laborer. Surviving are his wife, Gretta Curtis Gillian; three sons, Donald Ray and David Wayne, of Urbana, OH and Dennis Lee at home; two brothers, Floyd and Burlin of Isonville; two sisters, Victoria Sparks of Martha and Laura Roe of Columbus; and a half sister, Betty Joe of Grayson. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 26, in the Mazie Baptist Church with Willard Bailey and Elmer Birchwell officiating. Burial will be in the Gillian Family cemetery at Isonville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1976

   
GREEN, Lonnie E.
1889-1976
Lonnie E. Green, 77, died Thursday, May 13, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of William Francis and Stella Sturgill Green. Mr. Green was born Mar 10, 1889, in Johnson Co., and was a retired miner. He was a resident of Stambaugh and a member of the East Point Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice V. Green, on June 24, 1973. Surviving are five sons, Ruel, Arzie, Wilbur, and Kenneth Ray, all of Dayton and Earl of Charleston; four daughters, Garnett Burchett of Stambaugh, Betty VanHoose, Deloris Vance and Stella Green all of Dayton; a brother and sister, Ray Green of Landon, OH and Lora Music of East Point; 31 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Dave Flannery and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976

   
LEMASTER, Amy Marie
1976-1976
Amy Marie Lemaster, two month old daughter of Wendell and Cathy Cole Lemaster, died Tuesday, May 4 at Stambaugh. She was born February 28, at Ashland. Surviving are her parents and her maternal grandparents, William and Dimple Lemaster of Sitka, her maternal grandparents, William and Julie Cole of Cincinnati, OH and a sister, Opal June. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 6, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1976

  
LEMASTER, Monroe
1884-1976
Monroe Lemaster, 91, died Friday, May 21, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born December 25, 1884, in Johnson County. Mr. Lemaster was the son of William and Manerva Slone Lemaster. He was  a resident of Stambaugh, a member of the Oak Springs United Baptist Church and was employed in a bakery and as a farmer. Surviving are a daughter, Cova Chandler of Stambaugh; 2 step daughters, Eva Marie Castle of Ashland and Eunice Cuba of Columbus; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lora Fairchilds of Kenova, WV, Mrs. Tera Johnson and Mrs. Effie Lemaster both of Sitka; 8 grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, in the George’s Creek United Baptist Church with Reverends Everett Slone and William Sturgill officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1976.

  
MAYNARD, John E.
1904-1976
John E. Maynard, 72, died Sunday, May 23, at his Hager Hill home. He was the son of Rail and Ellas Harris Maynard and was born March 19, 1904 in Pike County. Mr. Maynard was a member of the Church of Christ and the Zebulon Lodge No.273 F & AM of Prestonsburg, KY. Surviving are his wife, Mae Branham Maynard; two sons, Fred of Los Angeles, CA and Mitchell of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Ruth Parker of Columbus, OH and Laura Nielsen of Dayton, OH; two brothers, George of Oak Hill, OH and Kelsie of Accoville, WV; and a sister Lula Pack of Pikeville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 26, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 26, 1976

  
MCCOMAS, Gladys (Collins)
1922-1976
Gladys Collins McComas, 54, died Sunday, May 2, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on May 3, 1922, and was a resident of Amlin, OH. She was the daughter of Bob and Sarah Preston Collins and a former resident of Paintsville. Mrs. McComas was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Collins. Surviving are her husband, Ray McComas, a son, Bobby Collins of Columbus, three grandchildren, and a niece Freda Smallwood of Columbus. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4 in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Buell Ferguson, Roy Alvis Preston and Tom Sammons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

  
MCFADDIN, Howard
1976
Howard McFaddin of Port Arthur, TX, uncle of Danny and Nancy Jackson, owners of the D & N Restaurant in Paintsville, died Wednesday, May 19, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Maggie McFaddin; two sons, Jerome and Tommy, and one daughter, Shirley, all of Port Arthur. A memorial mass was said in Paintsville on Sunday, May 22, in St. Michaels Mission in addition to a funeral mass said in Port Arthur. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1976

   
MEADE, Laura
1962-1976
Laura Rosettia Meade, 14, died Tuesday, May 25, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. She was born in Johnson County on January 21, 1962, and was a resident of Leander. She was a student at the Oil Springs Elementary School and a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist  Church. Surviving are her parents, Cecil and Marsha Castle Meade, five brothers and sisters, Troy Cecil, Virginia and Dottie, all at home, Vanessa Lowe of Thealka, and Vivian Caudill of Leander. Funeral services were held Friday, May 28, in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Bob Blanton and Donald Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1976

     
O'BRYAN, Claudia Ann
1976
Claudia Ann O’Bryan, infant daughter of James Michael and Glenda Staniford O’Bryan of Leander died Wednesday, May 5, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. She is survived by her parents, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Staniford of West Van Lear and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin O’Bryan of Leander. Graveside rites were held Friday, May 7, in the O’Bryan Cemetery at Leander with Elder James H. Blair officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1976

  
O'BRYAN, Everett
1910-1976
Everett O'Bryan, 66, Staffordsville, died Monday, in the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. O'Bryan was born Jan 23, 1910 in Johnson County, a son of Mrs. Esta Woods O'Bryan of Staffordsville and the late William G. O'Bryan. He was a resident of Staffordsville and a miner.   Surviving are his mother, Esta O'Bryan; a son, Carol Everett of Oaklawn, IL; a step son Douglas Burkett of Fairmount, WV, a daughter, Carol Ann McNulty of North Royalton, OH; 6 brothers, Walter of Nippa, Glen of Staffordsville, Estill of New Concord, OH, Ernest of Dayton, Robert of Huntington, and Billy Jay of Paris; 5 sisters, Jewell young of Staffordsville, Edna Conley of Wittensville, Lois Salyer of Huntington, Betty Salyer of Columbus and Janice Mayhew of Paintsville; 5 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in O'Bryan Cemetery at Staffordsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976

  
PATRICK, Samuel Hershell
1895-1976
Samuel Hershell Patrick, 80, died Sunday, May 9, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg. Mr. Patrick was born June 15, 1895 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Leander. He was employed in the trucking business and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are his wife, Mayme L. Combs Patrick; a son, Hershell Jackson of New Carlisle, OH; 2 daughters, Anna Louise Snyder of New Comers Town, OH and Eleanor Robinson of East Point; 10 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Moses Kitchen and Adam Marshall officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976.

  
SEXTON, Joyce MArie
1955-1976
Joyce Marie Sexton, 20, died Saturday, May 22 in Paintsville. She was the daughter of Luther and Eula Mollette Spence and was born July 29, 1955 in Johnson County. Surviving are her husband, William Sexton, her parents, Luther and Eula Spence; a son, William Vencil, Jr., at home, five brothers, Earl of Rockcastle, Randall, Mark and Anthony, all of Tomahawk. Funeral services were held Monday, May 24, in the Luther Spence home at Tomahawk with Walter Dalton as officiating minister. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tomahawk with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1976

  
SPEARS, Bert
1914-1976
Bert Spears, 61, died Thursday, May 27, at his West Van Lear home. He was born in Johnson County, on July 4, 1914 and was the son of Walter and Fannie Goble Spears. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Anna Lafferty Spears; two sons, Alfred of South Point, OH, and Roy Rogers of Ashland; four daughters, Dimple Ruth Lemaster of Sitka; Marble Spears of Ashland, Bonnie Lee of Jackson and Wanda Carol Enyard of South Point; three brothers and a sister, Earl of West Van Lear, Leland of Coal Grove, OH, Frank of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Ollie Crum of Coal Grove. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 29, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1976

   
STAPLETON, Helen (Brand)
1910-1976
Helen Stapleton, 66, died Wednesday, May 19, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1910, in Johnson County and was a resident of Paintsville. She was the daughter of Tovie and Victoria Brown Howard Brand. Surviving are a son, Bobby Blair of New Carlisle, OH, and three sisters, Ruby Frazier of Paintsville, Mallie Williams of Swamp Branch and Sally Blevins of Dayton. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 22, in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Reverends Lowell Webb and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1976

  
VANCE, Sylvia (Spears)
1910-1976
Mrs. Sylvia Vance, 65, died Friday, May 14, at her West Van Lear home. She was born Nov 27, 1910 in Johnson County and was the daughter of Wilbur and Ella Wiley Spears. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Argus Vance, whom she married in Paintsville on Sep 28, 1938; a brother and sister, L. R. Spears of Ashland and Mrs. Frank Webb of Paintsville; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, in the Missionary Baptist Church at West Van Lear with Rev. Michael Heacock officiating. Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976

  
WALKER, Maley
1914-1976
Maley Walker, 62, died Wednesday, May 12,  in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of A. M. and Martha Moore Walker and  was born April 21, 1914 in Temple, TX. He was a resident of Paintsville and was employed as an oilfield foreman for Midwest Drilling.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Jane Bryan Walker, 2 sons, Wendell C. of Kermit, TX, and Marvin of Lexington; 4 daughters, Loreta Montgomery of Elk Grove Village, Ill, Louise Kennard of Franklin, OH, Edith Williams of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, and Theresa Snodgrass of Lexington; 4 brothers, Bob of Hillsboro, TX, James off Ft. Wroth, TX, Arthur of Waxahachie, TX, and Ed of Cleburne, TX;; 3 sisters, Betty Lou Bryan of Cleburne, Vivian Adkins and Bertha Mills both of Waxahachie. Funeral services were held Friday, May 14, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Woodrow Church officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1976.

  
WELLS, Haskell
1976
Haskell Wells, 46, died Wednesday, May 17, in St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus. He was the son of Richard M. And Fannie L. Richmond Wells. Mr. Wells was born in Floyd County and was a resident of Columbus. He was employed by North American as a machinist and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Setser Wells; three sons, Carl Richard, U. S.Air Force, David Ray, U. S. Army and Roger Keith of Columbus; one daughter, Sandy, of Columbus; a brother. Glen Wells of Columbus, five sisters, Mildred Stugill, Lucille Patton and Beatrice Childers, all of Auxier, Unoka Richmond and Delight Hall both of Louisville. Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, in the Methodist Church at Auxier with J. Donald Carrico officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 26, 1976

  
WHITAKER, Ora
1927-1976
Ora Whitaker, 49, died Sunday, May 2, at his East Point residence. He was the son of Matthew and Ida Rowland Whitaker and was born in Johnson County on April 21, 1927. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Hall Whitaker; 3 daughters, Kathy Meadows, Oraetta, and Georgie Mae all of Columbus; 4 brothers, Ballard of New Lexington, OH, Charlie and Johnnie of Columbus and Thurman of East Point. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Don Fraley and James Sturgill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1976.

  
WIKEL, Gracie (Davis)
1891-1976
Mrs. Gracie Davis Wikel, 85, died Tuesday, May 18, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. She was born Mar 22, 1891. Mrs. Wikel was the daughter of Faris and Louvene Preston Moore and was born at Adams, KY in Lawrence County. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church since 1924. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Willie Davis in 1935 and Q. B. Wikel in 1967. Surviving are three sons, Walter of Paintsville, Watson of Huntington, WV and Willard of Lima, OH; five daughters, Ina Barnhart, Ila Kehrwecker and Audrey Zebre all of Lima, Sybil Burchett of Stambaugh and Madlyn Hathaway of Tipp City; a brother Bert Moore of Columbus, five half sisters, Mille Miller of Adams, Bertha Ball of Ashland, Estella Pack of Portsmouth, Jewell Deweese and Edith Thompson both of Columbus; 33 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, in Old Hood United Baptist Church with Revs. Buell Ferguson, Charles Price and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Dean Sexton, Gene Morrison, Freddie Burchett, Ronnie Burchett, Gene Davis and Walter Davis, Jr. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1976


 
JUNE - 1976

   
  
    
BEATTY, William A.
1976
William A. (Speed) Beatty, 65, Rt. 2, Box 1140, Ft. Drum, died Friday, June 11. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Beatty of Ft. Drum, three sons, William Beatty, Jr., and Lowell G. Baetty, both of Okeechobee; Jerry L. Beatty of Lexington; his mother, Mrs. Ellen S. Beatty of Bound Brook, NJ; two brothers, James F. Beatty of Bound Brook, NJ, Alva Beatty of Kentucky, three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Salitrik and Mrs. Alice King of Uniontown, PA, Mrs. Ruth Belog of Bound Brook, NJ, six grandchildren and a sister in law, Lessie Vest of Paintsville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Okeechobee Funeral Home with Rev. Morris H. Hanley, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

   
BLANTON, Emma (McKenzie)
1911-1976
Mrs. Emma Blanton, 65, died Sunday, June 20, in the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was born January 2, 1911, at Elna, and was the daughter of Alando and Clara Hill McKenzie. Mrs. Blanton was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of  the Bethel United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Blanton on November 19, 1972. Surviving are two sons, John W. of Staffordsville and George L. of Flat Gap; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Baldwin and Mrs. Nell Pelphrey, both of Staffordsville; a half brother, Douglas Stapleton of Fuget; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 23, in Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Elders J. T. Bailey, Buel Ferguson and Jimmy Blanton officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
BLANTON, May (Meade)
1924-1976
May Blanton, 52, died Friday, June 25, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blanton was born April 1, 1924 in Magoffin County. She was the daughter of Tommy and Pearlie Wheeler Meade. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, David Hassell Blanton; two sons, Larry Eugene, of Paintsville, and David Cleveland at home; three daughters, Sandra Kay Salyers of Paintsville, Linda Lou May of Gifford and Donna Gail Fyffe of Aberdeen, OH; five brothers, Paul of Salyersville, Hubert of Flat Fork, Howard of Marion, OH, Charles of Silver Hill and Lloyd of Columbus; three sisters, Beatrice Williams of Ashland, Helen Reed of Flat Gap and Jeanetta Sterry of Silver Hill. Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, in the Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Reverends Charles Stapleton and William Amburgey officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

  
BURCHETT, Hervey
1911-1976
Hervey Burchett, 65, died Wednesday, June 30 in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. He was born June 7, 1911 at Stambaugh where he was a lifetime resident. Mr. Burchett was the son of Noah and Mary Stambaugh Burchett and was a retired electrician. He was a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Burchett was married on March 9, 1936 in Prestonsburg to Gladys Burchett, who preceded him in death on December 30, 1974. Surviving are a brother, Jessie of Stambaugh and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Stambaugh of Stambaugh and Mrs. Mimia Stambaugh of Wittensville. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Burchett Family Cemetery at Stambaugh with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

   
CARTWRIGHT, Hazel (Messer)
1915-1976
Hazel Cartwright, 61, died Friday, June 11, in Fayetteville, NC. She was the daughter of John and Vina Webb Messer. Mrs. Cartwright was born February 20, 1915 in Johnson County. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Clifford Cartwright, Sr.; three sons, Clifford Cartwright, Jr., of Baltimore, MD, John Ward of West Van Lear, and Joe Ward of Offutt; a daughter, Vina M. Morgan of Fayetteville, NC; a brother, Frank Messer of Meally; a sister, Ida Spradlin of West Van Lear and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the McKinley Webb Cemetery at East Point with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1976

  
CASTLE, Walter
1895-1976
Walter Castle, 80, died Monday, June 28, at his Lowmansville home, He was the son of Manford and Katie Brown Castle. Mr. Castle was born July 14, 1895 in Johnson County. He was a retired miner and sawmill operator and was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Sara Ann Clay Castle, five sons, Willard, Thomas, Ralph and Bruce, all of Lowmansville, and Lawrence of Columbus, two daughters, Garnett Rice of Marysville, OH and Edith Taylor of Urbana, OH; a brother and three sisters, Bert of Oregon, Goldie Murray Rowland of River, Nellie Preston of Lowmansville and Fannie Parragan of South Williamson. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 1, in the George’s Creek Untied Baptist Church at Lowmansville with Reverends Nim Sturgill, Florida Lyons and Bascom Daniel officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

   
CONLEY, Wardie
1915-1976
Wardie Conley, 61, died Monday, June 21, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born January 18, 1915, and was the son of Harry and Cordia Caudill Conley. Mr. Conley was a life time resident of Oil Springs and was a farmer. He was preceded in death in 1962 by his wife, Finetta Williams Conley. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Audra Ann VanHoose of Tutor Key; a brother, Wendell Conley of Oil Springs; two sisters, Martha Conley and Margie Conley, both of Oil Springs; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 23, in the home of his sisters, with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
CRIDER, Lillian Jane (Conley)
1893-1976
Lillian Jane Crider, 83, died Saturday, June 26, in the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born January 25, 1893. Mrs. Crider was the daughter of Henry Martin and Nancy Jane Spradlin Conley. She was a resident of east Point and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Sam L. Crider; a daughter, Nell Music of East Point; two brothers, Luther L. and Kermit, both of Leander, three sisters, Virginia Conley, Juanita Ramey and Pearl Baldridge, all of Louisville; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29 in the East Point Church of Christ with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Conley Family Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

   
CRUM, Sola (Burchett)
1891-1976
Sola Crum 85, died Saturday, June 5 in the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1891, in Johnson County and was the daughter of Andrew and Jayne Stambaugh Burchett. She was a resident of Stambaugh and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Millard Crum, two sons, Rudolph of Ypsilanti, MI and McDonald of Louisville; two daughters, Janie Hill of Dayton, OH and Edith Brown of Stambaugh; a sister, Beatrice Keyser of Lewisburg, WV; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends J. H. Short and Frank Webb officiating. Burial was in the Crum Family Cemetery at Stambaugh with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
DANIELS, James A.
1893-1976
James A. Daniels, 82, died Thursday, June 3, in the Madison Elms Nursing Home in London, OH. He was born at River on October 15, 1893, and was the son of Farry and Isabel Daniels. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mary Castle Daniels; five sons, Garner Clarence and William Thomas, both of London, OH, James, Jr., and Bob J. both of Marysville, OH, and Randall of Mutual, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Talmadge (Lillian) Sparks of Xenia, OH; 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 5, in the Rader Funeral Home in London, OH with burial in the Plumwood Cemetery in Madison County, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
DAWSON, Ressie Ellen (Bowling)
1883-1976
Ressie Ellen Dawson, 92, died Sunday, June 13, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born September 28, 1883, in Morgan County and was the daughter of Bailey and Sylvania Cantrell Bowling. Mrs. Dawson was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, James L. Dawson, preceded her in death on December 28, 1967. Surviving are six sons, Ocal, Audie and James of Van Lear, Earsel of Beaver, OH, Roy of Granada Hills, CA, and Shirley of Arletta, CA; three daughters, Beatrice Honeycutt and Ethel Honeycutt both of Van Lear and Minnie Potters of Ashland; a brother, Jim Bowling of Red Bush; a sister, Perlina Blair of Ohio and 35 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Bill Tackett and Otis Bowling officiating. Burial was in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
DUTY, Eliza (Baldridge)
1907-1976
Mrs. Eliza Duty, 69, died Thursday, June 17, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Liss and Ellen Booth Baldridge. Mrs. Duty was born March 19, 1907, at Whitehouse where she was a life time resident. She was a member of Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenis Duty; four sons, Ralph Pigg of Suttons Bay,  MI, Alfred Pigg of Lawton, OK, James Duty of Whitehouse and Christopher Duty of Ft. Hood, TX; six daughters, Rowena LaBadie, Birdie Montgomery, and Anna Bell Nokes, all of Nicholasville, Runa Faye Doolin of Yokima, WA, and Peggy Sue Weekley of Ft. Hood; a sister, Mrs. Lyda Bell Bowling of West Van Lear and 24 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 20 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

  
FRITTER, Juanita (Osborne)
1926-1976
Juanita Louise Fritter, 50, died Monday, June 14, at her Manassas, VA home. She was born June 12, 1926 in Johnson County, and was the daughter of Flem and Pearl Blair Osborne. Mrs. Fritter was preceded in death by her husband, Burl Fritter. Surviving are two daughters, Mildred Farlow of Sterling Park, VA and Helen Castle of Tutor Key; three brothers, Jack of Columbus, Ben of Herdon, VA, and Charles of Tutor Key; two sisters, Barbara Johnson of Stambaugh and Kathleen Osborne of Paintsville; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 18, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Charles Stapleton and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
GARLAND, William
1919-1976
William Edgerly Garland, born March 23, 1919, in Staceyville, IA, was the son of the Reverend Charles R. Garland and Ida Pearl Finchum Garland. He died June 16, 1976. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his step mother, Mrs. Velma Plank Garland; his wife, Mrs. Mary Grace Rice Garland; a son, William Rice Garland of Paintsville; a daughter, Rebecca Wesley Garland of Chicago; four brothers, Dr. Charles R. Garland, Jr., Chicago, Sidney Garland of Paintsville; Phillip Garland of Danville; Paul Garland of Statesville, NC; and a grandson, Christopher Auxier Garland. Since 1945 he had been an officer of H. B. Rice Insurance Agency where he was president at the time of his death. As a member of the First United Methodist Church he served as Chairman of the Board, Superintendent of the Sunday School, was a member of the Methodist Men, Church Choir and the Men’s Bible Class. Bill graduated from Paintsville High School in 1937 after which he attended the University of Kentucky and University of Iowa. His initial employment was with Iowa Public Service Commission in Waterloo, IA. He left their employment in December 1941 to join the Army. After being selected to attend Officers’ Candidate School in the Army Air Corps, he served with the 507th Fighter Group in the Pacific. Bill was active in many civic and fraternal organizations including the Kiwanis Club, the Masonic Lodge, Band Parents, American Legion, served several terms on the City Council and was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the University of Kentucky Highlands Alumni Club. Bill was one of the original organizers of Paintsville Little League and sponsored one of the first teams in 1953. He was also one of the men who raised money and built both stands of the Paintsville Memorial Football Field. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
GRIFFEY, Effie (Salyer)
1892-1976
Effie Griffey, 84, died Sunday, June 27, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County on May 4, 1892, the daughter of Thomas and Oma Burchett Salyer of East Point. She was preceded in death in July 1971 by her husband, Linzie Griffey. Surviving are four sons, Cecil and L. J. of Ragland, WV, Doc of Somerset and Odis of Auxier, six daughters, Nancy Estep of Garrison, Oma Bentley and Martha Duty of East Point, Suzzie Ratliff and Ellen Marsella of Prestonsburg, and Ruby Powers of Auxier, and a brother, Doc Salyer of Red Bush. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lowell Pelphrey and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

   
GRIFFITH, Dixie (Crace)
1906-1976
Dixie Griffith, 69, died Friday, June 18, at the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of William and Rachel Arms Crace. Mrs. Griffith was born July 6, 1906, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Will Griffith, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Michael Leon of Ashland; two step sons, Edgar of Oil Springs and Wade of St. Paris, OH, two daughters, Ruth Griffith of Ashland and Judy Meade of Oil Springs; three step daughters, Edith Smith of Blaine, Ruth Hill of Win and Edna Smith of West Liberty; a sister, Daisy Sluss of Wooster; a foster daughter, Lathana Grim of Flat Gap; 9 grandchildren 2 great grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren and 25 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell Price Cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
HALL, Wade
1913-1976
Wade Hall, 62, died Sunday, June 6, at his Nippa home. He was the son of Milford Sr. and Puss Martin Hall. Mr. Hall was a resident of Nippa and was born November 27, 1913, in Floyd County. He was employed by the Security Insurance Company and Lakeway Carpets and was a member of the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Blanche Ranier Hall; a son, Neale R. of Lexington; two daughters, Rose Mary Lugenbyhl of Houston, TX and Tania Everage of Connersville, IN; two brothers, Burchell C and John C. both of Martin; three sisters, Pauline Allen of McDowell, Flotine Elam of Louisville and Bernice Stamper of Martin and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday June 9 in the Old Beaver Regular Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Chaffins officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1976

  
MCKENZIE, Bill
1934-1976
Bill McKenzie, 41, died Friday, June 11, at his Greensburg, KY home. He was the son of Harry "Hack" and Carrie Blanton McKenzie, who survive.  Mr. McKenzie was born October 1, 1934 in Johnson County. He was a veteran of the Korean War.Surviving other than his parents are a son, Rodney Vaughn of Greensburg; two daughters, Kara Lee and Lisa of Greensburg; five brothers, Charles, Willis, and Udell, all of Barnetts Creek, Victor of Zanesville, OH and James L. of Win; five sisters, Mrs. Edna Ruth Branham and Mrs. Phyllis Merriett, both of Battlecreek, MI, Miss Ann McKenzie of Columbus, Mrs. Beulah Trimble of Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Peggy Cantrell of Paintsville. Funeral services held Monday, June 14, in the Fish Trap United Baptist Church at Manila with Rev. Lonza Reed, J.T. Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Win with the Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1976

  
MAHAN, Harry
1900-1976
Harry Mahan, 76, died Friday, June 4, in the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several months. He was born April 22, 1900, in Johnson County and was the son of Sam and Daisy Spradlin Mahan. Mr. Mahan was a life time resident of Barnetts Creek. Surviving are his wife, Esta Jenkins Mahan, a son, James Mahan of Nippa; a daughter in law, Lina Mahan and a granddaughter, Jackie Mahan. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 6, in the United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with Reverends O. I. Williams, Wayne Blair and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
MCKENZIE, Arthur
1917-1976
Arthur (Archie) McKenzie, 59, died Tuesday, June 22, at his Paintsville home. He was the son of Daniel and Rosie Castle McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie was born January 20, 1917, in Johnson County. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Oma Salyer McKenzie; a son James Michael of Paintsville; three daughters, Frances A. Smith, Barbara F. VanHoose, and Dora Jean McFaddin, all of Paintsville; three brothers, Daniel of Gaylord, MI, Douglas of Tutor Key and Olief of Sitka; a daughter Erma Crothers of Volga and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 25 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

  
MEADOWS, Sarah (Meade)
1922-1976
Mrs. Sarah Meadows, 53, died Sunday, June 20, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of John and Martha Castle Meade. Mrs. Meadows was born December 25, 1922, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Arthur Meadows, a son, James of Thealka, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Holbrook of Prestonsburg; four brothers, Marvin of Catlettsburg, Jeff of Wurtland, Mitchell of Thealka, and Grover of Warfield; three half brothers, Paris of Nippa, Bill of Nippa and Everett of Wharton, WV, a sister, Savana Burns of Nippa; four half sisters, Mable Collins of Ypsilanti, MI, Mary Ward of Turner Branch, Nancy Bowling of Hopkinsville and Lena Ward of Canterbury, OH, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Reverends Irvin Castle, Londis Meek and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

  
MURRAY, Mamie (Clay)
1900-1976
Mamie Murray, 76, died Wednesday, June 16, at her Sitka home. She was born March 8, 1900, in Johnson County and was the daughter of Henry and Ella Murray Clay. Mrs. Murray was a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, George, a son, Bill of Middletown, OH; a daughter, Arlene VanHoose of Paintsville; three brothers, Edgar of River, Ollie of Sitka and Edd of Ashland; two sisters, Sara Castle of Lowmansville and Exer Brown of Plain City, OH; 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, June 18, at her Sitka home with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
PERRY, Edna (Conley)
1887-1976
Edna Perry, 88, died Sunday, June 13, in the Paintsville hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of B. F. and Armenta Leslie Conley. Mrs. Perry was born August 2, 1887 in Johnson County. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, David O. Perry, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ray A. Anderson, a sister, Mrs. J. T. Fairchild and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at West Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

  
PRICE, Hubert Jr.
1932-1976
Hubert Price, Jr., 43, died Tuesday, June 22 in Detroit, MI. He was born October 13, 1932, the son of Hubert Sr. and Ruby Price. Surviving are his mother, Ruby Price; two daughters, Sharon and Donna; six brothers and sisters, Louise Rowland of Litchfield, OH, Virgie Ward and Carl Price of Tutor Key, Melvina Baldridge of Delaware, OH,  Evelyn Booth of McVey and Richard Price of Illinois; two half sisters, Virginia Lee Wiley of Pa Paw, MI and Claudia Lyons of River. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, in the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

  
RICE, Alonzo
1889-1976
Alonzo Rice, 87, died Tuesday, June 1, at the home of his son, Orville Rice, at Falcon, KY. He was born February 11, 1889, at Volga and was the son of James and Nancy Rice Rice. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Ella Burchett Rice, preceded him in death on August 20, 1966. Surviving are a son, Orville of Falcon, a daughter, Mrs. Nova Estep of Volga; a brother, Charlie Rice of Chillicothe, OH; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4 in the Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna with Reverends Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
RICE, John Haden
1904-1976
John Haden Rice, 72, died Saturday, June 19, at his Stambaugh home after an extended illness. He was born January 3, 1904, in Johnson County. Mr. Rice was the son of Thomas and Mary Witten Rice. He was a retired teacher and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Nellie Stambaugh Rice, three daughters, Helen Belcher of Paintsville, Cecelia Picklesimer of Fairborn, OH, and Rose Nelle Rose of Franklin, OH; two sisters, Rose Rice Salyer of Stambaugh and Martha Stambaugh of Paintsville and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Chester Witten, Jr., Edward Nichols, Boone Blevins, Jr., Leon Burchett, Russell Salyers, Everett McKenzie, Lowell Stambaugh and Morris Stambaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Peck Rice, W. T. Williams, Ray Conley, Wallace Conley, Clarence Brown and Dallas Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

    
ROMAN, Fleet
1890-1976
Fleet Roman, 85, died at his Davis Branch home Wednesday, June 23, following a two week illness. Born in Morgan County on October 7, 1890, Mr. Roman had lived in Paintsville most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Prater Roman in 1941. Surviving are a son, Orbin F. Roman, Jr. of Paintsville; a step son, Arnold Flint of Ypsilanti, MI; a step daughter, Lucy Conley of Paintsville and seven step grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Roman were held Friday, June 25, in the Chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home with Reverend Lowell Webb officiating. Interment was in the Town Cemetery in Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

   
SALYER, James Henry
1899-1976
James Henry Salyer, 77, died Sunday, June 13, at his Fuget home. He was the son of Samuel Bracken and Susan Fairchild Salyer. Mr. Salyer was born Jan 3, 1899 at Flat Gap. He was a resident of Fuget, a retired employee of Kroger Company and a member of Pentecostal Church. His wife, Allie Cantrell Salyer, preceded him in death Oct 14, 1953. Surviving are five sons, Samuel W. of Hopkinsville, Noah B. of Huntington, WV, Cozy R of West Liberty, James A and Jesse B of Fuget; five daughters, Esta S. Johnson and Manda E. Salyer of Fuget, Monsie M. Vickers of Knoxville, TN, Lula Salyer of Danville, WV and Anna A. Castle of Flat Gap; a half-brother, Kennel of Fuget; 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 16, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Willard Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  June 16, 1976

  
SALYER, Jay
1908-1976
Jay Salyer, 67, died Saturday, June 5, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of J. D. and Louise Skaggs Salyer and was a resident of Fuget. He was born December 22, 1908, in Johnson County. Mr. Salyer was preceded in death by his wife, Manerva Salyer on November 29, 1974. He is survived by a brother, Powell Salyer, of South Charleston, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
SALYERS, Lillie (Kimbler)
1907-1976
Mrs. Lillie Kimbler Slayers, 69, died Wednesday, June 30, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born June 24, 1907 at Sitka and was the daughter of Blaine and Tish Kimbler. Mrs. Salyers was a member of the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Tommy Salyers, two sons, James of Sitka and Tommy, Jr., of Columbus, three daughters, Anna Lee Rowland of Columbus, Molly Allene Stapleton and Francis Kimbler, both of Sitka; two brothers, Claude of Marysville and Mitchell of Flat Gap; five sisters, Mrs. Jack Siler, Madge Murray, and Shirley Salyers, all of Middletown, OH, Hermalee Norris of Texas and Ruby Miller of Paintsville; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3 in the Preston Funeral Home chapel with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Salyers Cemetery at Sitka with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

    
SITES, Ida Mae
1976-1976
Ida Mae Sites, infant daughter of Frank and Mary B. Tackett Sites, of Whitehouse, died Tuesday, June 22, in the Paintsville Hospital. Survivors other than her parents are her maternal grandparents, Ida and Andy Tackett of Whitehouse; five brothers and sisters, Patricia, Vickie, Frank Allen, Marion and Marie. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24, at the home of her parents, with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the Sites Family Cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

  
WEBB, Bessie (Castle)
1906-1976
Bessie Webb, 70, died Friday, June 4, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. She was the daughter of John and Ida Price Castle and was born in Johnson County on May 18, 1906. Mrs. Webb was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, John Russell Ward of Herndon, VA and Tommy Blevins, Jr., of Blandensburg, MD; a daughter, Helen Delp of Oceanside, CA; three step sons and three step daughters, a brother and three sisters, Patrick H. Castle of Offutt, Ruby Walters of Williamsport, Opal Meek of Boons Camp and Christine Puckett of Paintsville; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, June 7 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddy Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

   
WELLS, Tony Edward
1959-1976
Tony Edward Wells, 16, died Sunday, June 6. He was the son of Ed and Eula Mae Fannin Wells. He was born September 22, 1959 in Paintsville. He was a resident of Auxier and a junior at Prestonsburg High School where he was a member of the baseball team. Survivors other than his parents are two brothers, Darrell of Winchester and Harold Michael (Mike) of Prestonsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn) Tackett of Paintsville. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 10. The body will lie in state one hour before the funeral at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverends Doug Burkett and John Frank Ratliff. Burial will be in the Polk Auxier Family Cemetery at Block House Bottom with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
WILLIAMS, Grace (Carpenter)
1896-1976
Grace Williams, 80, died Sunday, June 6, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born March 14, 1896. Mrs. Williams was the daughter of Leander and Josephine Conley Carpenter and was born in Breathitt County. She was a resident of Leander and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Everett Williams preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eula Cantrell of Leander; two brothers, James and Charlie both of Leander; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Howard of Ashland; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8, in the Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville with Reverends Herbert Arms and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery at Leander with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1976

  
WILLIAMS, Virgie (Collins)
1888-1976
Mrs. Virgie Williams, 88, died Wednesday, June 16, in the Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville. She was born May 29, 1888, in Magoffin County, and was the daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Miller Collins. Mrs. Williams was a resident of Oil Springs and a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Oil Springs Methodist Church. Her husband, Willie Williams, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are two sons, E. Stanley of Charleston, WV and James of Nitro, WV; a brother, Will Collins of Oil Springs. 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19, in the Methodist Church at Oil Springs with Rev. S. B. Rucker officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

   
WIREMAN, Lillie (Salyer)
1893-1976
Mrs. Lillie (Salyer) Slone Wireman, 83, died Tuesday, June 22, at her Sitka home. She was born November 27, 1893, the daughter of Clint and Elizabeth Lee Salyer. Mrs. Wireman had been a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church since December 19, 1965. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Slone, in 1944, and her second husband, Basil Wireman in 1963. Surviving are four step sons, James Monroe Slone of Ashland, George Slone of Sitka, Paris Slone of Ironton and Wilbur L. Slone of Yellow Springs, OH; a step daughter, Emogene Floyer of Man, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Zora Huff of Sitka, Mrs. Gilbert Young of Van Lear, and Mrs. Lola Burton of Louisville; 18 step grandchildren and 26 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 25, in the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with B. C. Ferguson, Edward Salyers and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Slone Family Cemetery at Sitka with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1976


 
JULY - 1976


   
  
ADKINSON, Eloise
1916-1976
Eloise Adkinson, 60, died Wednesday, July 14, in Jewish Hospital in Louisville after an extended illness. Mrs. Adkinson was born May 29, 1916, in Johnson County, the daughter of Fred and Fannie Mayo Adkinson. She was a resident of Paintsville, a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and the DAR. Surviving are a son, Joseph Fredericla Henson of Kingsport, TN; a brother, Marvin Adkinson of Paintsville; three sisters, Elizabeth Holbrook, Josephine Martin and Alice Salyer, all of Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, in the Mayo Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

  
BLEVINS, Rev. Lewis
1898-1976
Rev. Lewis Blevins, 78, died Thursday, July 15, at his residence in King Addition, Paintsville, after an extended illness. He was the son of Sol and Susan Lemaster Blevins and was born January 21, 1898, in Johnson County. He was a construction worker and a member of the Bible Church of God. Rev. Blevins was preceded in death by his first wife, Dona McKenzie Blevins. Surviving are his wife, BeBell Tussey Blevins; two sons, Lewis, Jr., of Paintsville and Orville of Warsaw, IN, six daughters, Alka Sammons of Martin, Alma O’Brian and Gracie Preston, both of Paintsville, Alice Hale of Fairborn, Mary Justice of Warsaw, and Soba Stevens of Ashley, OH; two brothers, Dan of Bellville, MI, and Arnold of Chillicothe, OH; four sisters, Mary Ann Mitchell of Beaver, KY, Emma Adkins of Paintsville, Geneva Salyer of Warsaw, and Flora Rush of Texas; 29 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Tobe Wheeler and James Baker officiating. Burial was in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

  
BOOTH, Frank
1903-1976
Frank Booth, 73, died Saturday, July 10, at his Van Lear home. He was the son of Luke and Nan Booth. Born May 10, 1903, in Johnson County, Mr. Booth was a retired miner and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Booth on November 13, 1964. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Power Booth, five sons, Ellis of Elkhart, IN, James and Paul of Wabash, IN, Clifford of Van Lear, and Eugene of Marion, IN, two step sons, Ferm Bowling and Rocky Wells, both of Van Lear; five daughters, Ida Mae Thomas and Florence Lemaster, both of Columbus, Mary Webb and Nannie, both of Wabash, IN, and Bethal Bowling, a brother, Harrison Booth of Auxier, a sister, Lotta Greer of Paintsville; 43 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 13, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends James Sturgill and Bill Tackett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

   
BORDERS, Herman
1900-1976
Herman Borders, 76, died Wednesday, July 21, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was born in Magoffin County on May 14, 1900, the son of John and Mary Alice Adams Borders. Mr. Borders was a resident of Paintsville, a retired railroad employee for C & O , and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Jewell McFaddin Borders, a son Melvin Jack of Sturgiss, KY; two daughters, Louise Brown and Juanita Kirby, both of Columbus, a sister, Lura Gullett of Salyersville; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 25, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1976

   
BROWN, Harry
1921-1976
Harry Quinton Brown, 55, died Friday, July 2, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born January 25, 1921, the son of Billy and Merzie Castle Brown. MR. Brown was a resident of Sitka, a disabled miner and a member of the Flat Gap No. 616 F & AM. Surviving are a son, Jimmy Darrell at home, four daughters, Patricia Ann, Brenda Lee and Anita Jo, all at home and Harriet Hensley of Sitka; a brother, Paul of Catlettsburg; two sisters, Lois Salyers of Catlettsburg and Eunice Meade of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 4 in the Sitka Church of Christ with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

  
BURKE, Don
1902-1976
Don Burke, 73, died Monday, July 12, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born in Johnson County on December 30, 1902. Mr. Burke was a resident of Paintsville and a retired co owner of Evans Dixon Drilling Company. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Roxie Jarrell Burke, two sons, William J. of Toledo, OH, and Melvin Scott of Paintsville; a brother, Raymond of Disco, IN, four sisters, Flossie Patrick of Betsy Layne, Edith Kelly of Warsaw, IN, Gladys Preston of Syracuse, IN and Shirley Conley of Allegan, MI and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 15, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

   
CANTRELL, Larry
1956-1976
Larry Cantrell, 20, died Sunday, July 11, in the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Cantrell was born January 3, 1956 and was the son of Jesse and Peggy McKenzie Cantrell. He was a resident of Paintsville and an employee of Grimm Beverage Company. He was a 1974 graduate of Paintsville High School, where he played football. Surviving are his parents, Jesse and Peggy Cantrell, and two brothers, Neal and Mark, both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 14, in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and Eual McKenzie as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Win with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers are Bart Cox, David VanHoose, Tommy Deskins, John Jones, Rodger Grimm, Gregg Hazelett, Randy Ward and Bill Mike Runyon. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976

   
CASTLE, Addie B. (Castle)
1888-1976
Mrs. Addie B. Castle, 88, died Friday, July 29, in the Crest Haven Nursing Home in Paintsville after an extended illness. She was born January 11, 1888, in Morgan County, the daughter of William and Dillie McClure Castle. Mrs. Castle was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Jim B. Castle, preceded her in death on September 23, 1945. Surviving are two sons, Clyde of Meally and Arnold of Cincinnati, OH, 2 step sons, Edgar of Sandusky and Murner of Thealka; 27 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 12 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 1, in the Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma with Rev. Don Fraley and Elders Elzie Banks and Buel Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Castle Family Cemetery at Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1976

    
CASTLE, Martie Dee
1976-1976
Martie Dee Castle, infant daughter of Marshall and Deloria Tackett Castle of Nippa, died Monday, July 12, in the Highland Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Nettie Tackett; and two half sisters, Connie Lynn VanHoose and Ruth Ann Pruitt, both of Nippa. Graveside rites were conducted Tuesday, July 13, in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

  
CONLEY, Orville
1909-1976
Orville Conley, 66, died Thursday, July 8, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. He was the son of S. B. and Maggi3e Blair Conley. Mr. Conley was born August 5, 1909 in Johnson County and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by a brother, Alvis of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976

   
FITCH, W. E. 1889-1976 W. E. Fitch, 87, died Friday, July 30, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an illness of several months. He was the son of John and Liza Fitch and was born May 2, 1889, in Lawrence County. Mr. Fitch was a resident of Paintsville, a member of the United Baptist Church, and a retired clerk for C & O Railroad. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Stepp Fitch. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Trimble Fitch, a son, Kenneth Earl of Paintsville, two step sons, Claude M. Trimble of Pikeville and Harry Donald Trimble of Paintsville; a daughter, Roberta Jo Frye of Phoenix, AZ, and two step daughters, Mable Valentine of Paducah and Mary Ruth Griffith of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Buel Ferguson and C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1976

   
FRALEY, William
1889-1976
William Fraley, 86, died Wednesday, July 7, in Dayton, OH after an extended illness. He was born December 5, 1889, in Floyd County and was the son of Jim and Margie Reed Fraley. Mr. Fraley was a resident of Dayton and a retired miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Miller Fraley. Surviving are three sons, Bill of Dayton, Jack and Eugene, both of Mechanicsburg, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Barker of Dayton, four brothers, Sam, Fred, Ray and General, all of Wayland; three sisters, Mrs. Emma See and Mrs. Martha Sullivan, both of Louisa and Mrs. Lizzie Collins of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Louisa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976

   
GREEN, Ina (Wheeler)
1900-1976
Ina Green, 75, died Wednesday, July 14, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Green was the daughter of Josh and Mima Chandler Wheeler. She was born October 6, 1900, in Lawrence County. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, J. J. Green and a son, Wilburn J. Green of Holden, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, in the Old Hood Church with Burnso Wheeler, Jarrett Caudill and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Church Cemetery, at Winifred with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

   
HACKNEY, Charlie
1886-1976
Charlie Hackney, 89, died Thursday, July 15, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland after an extended illness. Born November 23, 1886, in Pike County, Mr. Hackney was the son of William T. and Lila Moore Hackney. He was a resident of Lowmansville, a farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death in 1958 by his first wife, Zee Short Hackney. Surviving are his wife, Ella Castle Hackney, seven sons, William Thomas, Carl H. and Joe, all of Columbus, Herbert and Edgel of Sitka, Paul of Lowmansville and James of River; four daughters, Ivory Young of Lowmansville, Lydia Culwell of Grove City, OH, Edith Muller of Charley, and Jacqueline Young of Columbus; two brothers, Thomas of Blaine and Henry of Lilly Chapel, OH; a sister, Stella Cordle of Lilly Chapel; three step children, Ora Green of Ashland, Ira Green of Lowmansville and Ollie Preston of Tutor Key, 35 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 7 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 17, in the Georges Creek United Baptist Church with Reverends Florida Lyons and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

   
HUBBARD, Paul Kevin
1961-1976
Paul Kevin Hubbard, 14 year old son of John Paul and Wilda Wilson Hubbard, drowned Sunday, July 11 in an Auxier farm pond. A sophomore at Prestonsburg High School, Paul was born December 17, 1961 and had resided at Auxier all his life. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Dorita Wilcox of Prestonsburg and Joan Hubbard, at home, three brothers, Dennis Hubbard and Terry Allen Hubbard, both of Auxier and Timothy Edward Hubbard, at home, and his maternal grandmother, Lucinda Wilcox, of Auxier. Funeral services for Paul Kevin were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Interment was in the Wells Family Cemetery at Auxier with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976

  
KESTNER, Roger
1912-1976
Roger Kestner, 64, died Saturday, July 3, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of Chall and Nancy Boling Kestner. Mr. Kestner was born April 9, 1912 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ola Rowland Kestner; six sons, James A. of Flat Gap, Delby A. of Paintsville, Paul Frances of Flushing, MI, Bobby Gene of Flint, MI, Roger Lee of Stambaugh and Larry T. of Paintsville, six daughters, Jeanett Mollett of Meally, Mary May Kestner, Nancy Carroll Kestner, Donna Sue Estep, Janie Wiley and Judy Eslinger, all of Paintsville, and Joyce Ann Dennison of Boons Camp; a brother, Fonnie Kestner of Paintsville and a half brother, Buddy Johnson of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Harrison Ferguson and Hubert Davis officiating. Burial was in the Estep cemetery at Fuget with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976

  
KING, Hansford
1910-1976
Hansford King, 66, died Saturday, July 17, in a Columbus, OH hospital after a brief illness. Mr. King was born March 21, 1910, in Johnson County, and was the son of Charlie and Rodie Johnson King. He was a resident of Columbus, a retired construction worker and a member of the Elks Lodge. Surviving are three sons, Benny and Chester of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Jack of Columbus, four brothers, Joe, Homer, John D. and Sam, all of Staffordsville; a sister, Dorothy May Wheeler of Staffordsville and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21, in the home of Vencil Blair of Oil Springs with Lonza Reed and Bruce Blair officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1976

  
MCCOY, Ethel (Alexander)
1894-1976
Mrs. Ethel McCoy, 82, died Saturday, July 24, in Barboursville, WV after an extended illness. She was born January 11, 1894, in Johnson County, and was the daughter of George and Mary Davis Alexander. Mrs. McCoy was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Julius Castle on June 13, 1947 and Charley McCoy on April 11, 1965. Surviving are a son, Andrew J. Castle of Sellersburg, IN; six daughters, Lula Goble and Malta Watson, both of Auxier, Beulah Lemaster of Hillsboro, OH, Myrtle Hinchman of Barboursville, WV, Mary Henry of Xenia, OH, and Imogene Price of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Lewis Alexander of Hillsboro and Alfred Alexander of Catlettsburg; four sisters, Celia Hayden of East Point, Oma Jenkins of rush, Florence Frazier of Hillsboro and Sylvia Hayden of Auxier; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 27, in the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and James Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Auxier Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1976

   
MUSIC, George "Doc"
1900-1976
George (Doc) Music, 76, died Friday, July 9, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of Johnny and Orpha Franklin Music and was born March 19, 1900 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Meally. Surviving are a half brother, Leonard Music, of David, and two half sisters, Opal Hayden of Meally and Jewell McHenry of Roseville, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, in the Meally Church of Christ with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1976

 
PELPHREY, Martha (Grim)
1890-1976
Mrs. Martha Grim Pelphrey, 86, died Saturday, July 24, in the Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Pelphrey was born March 12, 1890, in Johnson County. She was the daughter of Wallace and Susan George Grim. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Lick Fork United Baptist Church. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, in the Lick Fork United Baptist Church with Elders Paris Music, John R. Pelphrey, Lemuel Williams and Bascom Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1976

  
SALYER, Asbury
1921-1976
Asbury Salyer, 54, died Sunday, July 4, at his Oil Springs residence after an extended illness. He was the son of Fonzo and Lula Belle Blair Salyer. Mr. Salyer was born December 29, 1921 at Barnetts Creek. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Madge McAndrews of Frankfort and Mrs. Dorothy Bellar of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, in the Barnetts Creek United Baptist church with Lonzo Reed and John Red Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the Salyer Family Cemetery at Oil Springs with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

  
VANHOOSE, Gladys (Walker)
1901-1976
Gladys Walker VanHoose, 75, died Tuesday, July 6, in Lexington, after an extended illness. Mrs. VanHoose was born June 8, 1901, in Johnson County and was the daughter of John L. and Jenny Combs Walker. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Brown Low VanHoose, preceded her in death on January 4, 1964. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Bucalo of Florence and Mae Routt of Lexington; two sisters, Anna Lee VanHoose and Mamye Brown, both of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976

  
WARD, Douglas
1976
Douglas Ward, 53, died Sunday, July 4 at his Prestonsburg home. He was the son of Steve and Margaret Honeycutt Ward. Mr. Ward was born at Auxier. He was a retired railroad employee, a member of the Church of Christ, and was a former resident of Paintsville. He married Betty Griffith Ward in Clintwood, VA on December 11, 1975. Surviving are his mother, Margaret Ward, his wife, Betty, a son, Roger of Kokomo, IN, a step daughter, Glenna Cesco of Prestonsburg; four brothers, John of Van Lear, Steve, Jr., of Ypsilanti, MI, Delbert of Boons Camp and Kermit of Warren, OH; four sisters, Ocia Coffman of Plainfield, IN, Alka Mae Shears, Pearl Margaret Roberson of Clover Dale, IN, and Reva Nell Butcher of Paintsville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, in the Meally Church of Christ with Hurshell Short and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear with J. H. Nunnery Funeral Home of Prestonsburg officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1976


  
AUGUST - 1976


  
BICKFORD, David G.
1921-1976
David G. Bickford, 55, of Auxier, died Monday, August 9 after a brief illness. A retired coal miner, Mr. Bickford was a member of the DAV Chapter 18 and the East Point Lodge. He was born in Johnson County on April 17, 1921, the son of the late Ora and Lorinda Amberge Bickford. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Collins Bickford, two daughters, Susan Lynne, at home, and Jane Herald, of Hager Hill; a granddaughter, Jenifer Lynne Herald; one sister, Olive Welch of Sciotoville, OH, and a brother George Bickford of Rockhouse. Funeral services for Mr. Bickford were held Wednesday, August 11 in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Cecil Sherman and Graham Abbott officiating. Interment was in the Collins Cemetery at Auxier with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1976

  
BLAIR, Hargis
1915-1976
Hargis Blair, 60, formerly of Johnson County, died August 11 at Scioto Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth, OH. The son of Walter and Margaret Blair, he was born in Johnson County in October 3, 1915. He was a retired veteran of the second World War and the Korean conflict, and was residing in Portsmouth at the time of his death. Survivors include two sons, Dennis and James Blair, both of Barnetts Creek. Services were held Saturday, August 14, at the Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Francis Blair, James H. Blair and Wayne Blair, officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1976

  
BRANHAM, Mary Helen (Pack)
1889-1976
Mary Helen Pack Branham, 86, died Tuesday, Aug 24, in Auburn, IN. She was the daughter of Aaron and Sarah Bowens Pack. Mrs. Branham was born June 9, 1889, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Waterloo, IN. Her husband, Harrison, preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara Bell Price of Boons Camp and Mrs. Harry Taust of Waterloo; a sister, Alta Smith of Wabash, IN; a brother, Frank Pack of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 28, in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Banks and Jim Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
BURCHETT, Theodore
1894-1976
Theodore Burchett, 83, of East Point, died Thursday, August 19, following an extended illness. A retired railroader and miner, Mr. Burchett was born November 6, 1894, the son of the late Green and Lema Perry Burchett, Mr. Burchett was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Disabled American Veterans and the East Point Lodge 657 F & AM. He is survived by his wife, Edith Green Burchett; a son, Randolph of Cincinnati, OH, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a sister, Effie Perry, and a half sister, Rosa Conley. Funeral services for Mr. Burchett were held Sunday, August 22, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverends Moses Kitchen and Dave Flannery officiating. Interment was in the Bowling-Preston Cemetery at East Point with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1976

  
BURKE, Eva
1894-1976
Eva Burke, 82, died Saturday, Aug 28, in the Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville. She was born May 24, 1894, in Morgan County, and was the daughter of George and Lourenda Burke. Mrs. Burke is survived by a daughter, Beatrice Beams of Columbus, OH and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 30, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
CORDIAL, Lovell
1920-1976
Lovell Cordial, 56, died Sunday, Aug 22, in FL. He was a resident of Columbus, OH. Mr. Cordial was born May 18, 1920, in Johnson County. He was the son of Celcie and Lilly Body Cordial. He was a machine operator for Owens-Illinois. Surviving are his wife, Elanora Preston Cordial; two sons, Staff Sgt. Lowell Cordial and David Cordial, both of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Nicola of Columbus, two brothers, Omar of Columbus and Jasen of Lowmansville; two sisters, Bobby Jean Gilford of Livingston, KY and Betty Lou Hall of Thompson, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug 26, in the Chestnut Enterprise Baptist church with Rev. James Thacker officiating. Burial was in the Cordial Cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
DANIELS, Fonnie
1882-1976
Fonnie Daniels, 94, of Paintsville, died Friday, August 20. Born February 2, 1882, Mr. Daniels was the son of the late Bud and Julie VanHoose Daniels. He operated a retail establishment on Second and College Street in Paintsville and was regarded as one of Paintsville oldest businessmen. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Francis Jordan Daniels. Surviving are two sons, Morris E. Daniels of New Orleans, LA and Robert E. Daniels of Dayton, OH; four daughters, Ruth Meade of Springfield, OH, Maudie Davinport of Frankfort, Jackie Griffith of Port Angles, WA and Margie Phyllis Robertson; and two brothers, James Daniels of Chillicothe, OH and French Daniels of Pomroy, CA. Funeral services for Mr. Daniels were held Tuesday, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1976

  
DELONG, Harry
1920-1976
Harry DeLong, 56, died Sunday, Aug 29, after a brief illness. He was born April 2, 1920 in Johnson County. Mr. DeLong was the son of William "Bill T" and Emma Hyden DeLong. He was a resident of Van Lear, a construction worker and a member of the Labor Union 1445. Surviving are his wife, Jewell McKenzie DeLong; a son and daughter, Paul R. and Nancy, both of Van Lear; a brother, Ted of West Van Lear, and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Franklin of Hager Hill, Mrs. Ann Green of Waverly, OH and Mrs. Roxie Music of Wabash, IN. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Sep 1 in the First Baptist Church in Paintsville with Dr. Charles Milam and Larry T. Music officiating. Burial was in the DeLong Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
DELONG, Lee
1908-1976
Lee Delong, a retired coal miner residing in West Van Lear, died Friday, August 13, at the age of 66. A native of Van Lear, Mr. Delong was born May 12, 1908, the son of the late Kennis and Cynthia Hurt Delong and was a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Fannin Delong; three sons, James of Chardon, OH, Delbert of West Van Lear, and Clifford, also of Chardon; a daughter, Mrs. Doug (Bonnie) Rice; nine grandchildren; a sister, Verna Goble and three brothers, Luther Delong of New Orleans, LA, Estill Delong of Marbone, KY, and Sanford Delong of Van Lear. Reverend John Frank Ratliff officiated at funeral services held for Mr. Delong on Monday, August 16, in the Auxier Freewill Baptist church. Interment was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, August 18, 1976

  
FITCH, Virgil
1909-1976
Virgil Fitch, 67, died Tuesday, Aug 24, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. He was the son of Albert and Leona Meek Fitch. Mr. Fitch was born Mar 2, 1909, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Meally and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Laura Pack Fitch; four sons, Arvill, Narville, Frank and Billy Rual, all of Meally; five daughters, Delphia Wells, Rita Adams and Deborah Blair, all of Meally, Irene Wells of Ypsilanti, MI and Dimple Rae Blair of Van Lear; four brothers, Edgar and Burl of Meally, John of Paintsville and Troy of Ashland; and three sisters, Alma Webb of Meally, Nola Penix of Williamsport and Lyda Mae Trimble of Hazard. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 27, in the Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
FITZPATRICK, Bernice (VanHoose)
1910-1976
Funeral services for Bernice Fitzpatrick, 66, of Louisa, were held Friday, August 13. Mrs. Fitzpatrick died Wednesday, August 11, after an extended illness. The daughter of Mrs. Victoria Deboard VanHoose and the late Leo VanHoose, Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born July 23, 1910, in Lawrence County, and was a Jehovah Witness. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Jerry Fitzpatrick; three sons, Jerry Lee of Louisa, Willie of Green Springs, OH and Loyal of Columbus, OH; five daughters, Wanda Boyd, Anna Francis Boyd, Elizabeth Borders, and Helen Blankenship, all of Louisa and Emline Boyd of Columbus; 21 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a sister, Dixie Ratliff of Louisa. Reverend Leroy McNab conducted the funeral services, held at the Fitzpatrick Family Cemetery on Preston Gap, Louisa. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1976

  
FRANCIS, Melvina (Wallace)
1902-1976
Melvina Francis, 74, of Ashland, died in Ashland, Wednesday, August 11. Born in Pike County on April 12, 1902, Mrs. Francis was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nancy Helton Wallace. She is survived by her husband, Mont Francis, three sons, Mont, JR., of Ashland, Johnny of Hager Hill and Thomas of Wilmington, three daughters, Christine Turner of Ashland, Pauline Shelton of Greenville, OH, and Alka Tackett of London, OH; one brother, Willie Wallace of California and a sister, Mary Wallace, who resides in Texas. Funeral services for Mrs. Francis were held Saturday, August 14, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend 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, August 18, 1976

  
GORE, Mary Mae (Goble)
1940-1976
Mary Mae Horne Gore, 35, died Monday, August 16, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born August 31, 1940, in Johnson County, the daughter of Jerry and Dora Fairchild Goble. She was a resident of Columbus, OH. Surviving are her mother, Dora Goble, her husband, Henry C. Gore, three sons, John, Richard and David, all at home; two daughters, Debra and Jennifer, at home, a sister Iva Joyce Ratliff of Denver and two brothers, Richard Thomas of Columbus and Clyde, Jr., of Ashville, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, in the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Richard Williams and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Horne Family Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1976

   
HOLBROOK, Goldia (Caudill)
1903-1976
Goldia Mae Holbrook, 73, of Thelma, died Tuesday, August 17, in a local hospital. A member of the Concord United Baptist church, Mrs. Holbrook was born March 30, 1903, the daughter of the late Ben and Cynthia Ward Caudill. She is survived by her husband, Walter Holbrook, one son, Raymond Holbrook, of Thelma; one daughter, Phyllis Estep, also of Thelma; two grandchildren and a sister, Phoebe Preston of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services for Mrs. Holbrook were held Friday, August 20, in the Concord United Baptist Church with Reverends Buell Ferguson, Charles Price and Tom Sammons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1976

  
LESTER, William
1976
Reverend William Lester, died Sunday, August 1, at his Hilliard, OH home at the age of 89. For over 70 years, Reverend Lester was a minister in the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Stella Lester, a son, Lowell Lester of Ft. Pierce, FL, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services for Reverend Lester were held at the Hayden Baptist Church in Hilliard on Wednesday, with Reverend Robert Segraves and Reverend Carter officiating. Burial was in the Skaggs and Bailey Cemetery at Flat Gap with Reverend Bruce Daniels officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1976

 
MCKENZIE, Francis Marion
1929-1976
Francis Marion McKenzie, 47, died at his Volga home Saturday, August 21, following a brief illness. The son of Ray McKenzie, who survives, and the late Mrs. Violet Ford McKenzie, he was born in Johnson County on March 17, 1929. Mr. McKenzie was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Skeens McKenzie, two sons, Franklin and Stanley, both of Volga, one daughter, Freda Mae McKenzie of Volga; two brothers, Ray McKenzie of Midway, OH and Kenneth McKenzie of Catlettsburg, and two sisters, Jewell Estep of Enon, OH and Virginia Crow of Springfield, OH. Funeral services for Mr. McKenzie were held Monday in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Reverend Toby Wheeler officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery at Volga with arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1976

    
MURPHY, Clara
1950-1976
Clara Murphy, 26, died Saturday, August 28, in the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of Max and Annie Blair Murphy. Miss Murphy was born April 10, 1950, in Johnson County and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are her mother, Annie Murphy, three brothers, Arthur Castle of Marion, OH, Bill Murphy and Mike Murphy, both of Van Lear and a sister, Jean Murphy, also of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 31, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. bill Tackett officiating. Burial was in the Murphy Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1976

    
PHELPS, Ethel (Short)
1908-1976
Mrs. Ethel Phelps, 68, died Tuesday, Aug 31, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born on Jan 9, 1908, in Johnson County, Mrs. Phelps was the daughter of Grant and Susie Preston Short. She was a resident of Meally and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are her husband, John Phelps; a son, Clyde of Meally; three brothers, J. H. Short and Cecil Short, both of Meally, and Arnold Short of Winchester; two sisters, Nora Jordan and Ruby Williams, both of Columbus and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Sep 3, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Tommy Reynolds and Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Tom Short, Clifford Ward, Douglas Phelps, Francis Phelps, Homer Short, Roger Short, Lloyd Short, Lester Williams and Russell Jordan. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 8, 1976

   
PHELPS, William Lon
1917-1976
William Lon Phelps, 59, died Tuesday, Aug 24, in the Highlands Regional Medical center after an extended illness. He was a resident of Inez, KY. Mr. Phelps was born April 9, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Lon and Ethel Stanley Phelps. He was an equipment operator and a member of the Odd Fellows of Inez. Surviving are his wife, Verlie Ratliff Phelps; his mother, Ethel Phelps; six sons, Charles Douglas of Columbus, Danny of Hurricane, WV, Tony, Keith and Lonnie, all of Inez and Ronnie of Columbus; five daughters, Billie Jean Dingus and Johnna Stiles, both of Portsmouth, OH, Patty Mills, Sabrine Phelps and Shela Daniels, all of Inez; four brothers, Francis of Van Lear, Edwin and Doug of Meally and Paul of Melborne, FL; two sisters, Evelyn Miller of Baltimore, MD and Emma Lee Ward of Ypsilanti, MI; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug 25 in the Meally Church of Christ with Rev. Hershell Short officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
PRESTON, Beuna Vista (Daniel)
1889-1976
Mrs. Beuna Vista Daniel Preston, 89, died Wednesday, Aug 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Young, of Meally, after an extended illness. She was born April 11, 1889, at Georges Creek. Mrs. Preston was the daughter of Basil and Arminta Castle Daniel. She had been a member of the Old Friendship Church for 72 years. Surviving are two sons, Herman of Barnesville, OH and Ernest of Mechanicsburg, Oh; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Young of Meally; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 28, in the Old Friendship United Baptist church with Elders Glenn Arrowood, Earl Muncy, and Tom Sammons officiating. Burial was in the Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
PRICE, Elmer
1910-1976
Elmer Price, 66, died Friday, August 6, in the Castle Fork Rest Home after an extended illness. He was born May 30, 1910 in Johnson County. He was the son of Martin L. and Mary Rebecca Davis Price. He was a resident of Paintsville and a factory worker. Surviving are two brothers, Cecil of Meally and Eddie of Paintsville and a sister, Nora Price of Lexington. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, in the Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma, with Buell Ferguson and Charles Price as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Thelma with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1976

   
SPEARS, Elizabeth (Honshell)
1976
Mrs. Elizabeth Spears died Wednesday, Aug 25, in Ashland, KY. She was the daughter of the late William and Nina Howard Honshell. Mrs. Spears was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, L. R. Spears; a daughter, Mrs. Dorotha Stambaugh of Ashland, a brother, Bill Honshell of Wayland; four sisters, Mrs. C. A. Basham of Williamsburg, KY, Mrs. Myrtle Spears of Dayton, Mrs. Herbert Deskins and Mrs. W. C. Price both of West Van Lear; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 27 in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

    
SPENCER, George Jr.
1945-1976
George Spencer, Jr. 31, died Saturday, Aug 28. He was born Sep 14, 1945, in Paintsville. Mr. Spencer was the son of George and Mildred Davis Spencer. Surviving are four brothers, Ed, Richard, David and Steve, all of Paintsville, and five sisters, Diana pack, Beatrice Sergent and Penny Spencer, all of Paintsville, Janice Houston of Tutor Key and Carolyn Sue Hitchcock of Salyersville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 31, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Henry Green and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976

   
TUCKER, Ruby (Colvin)
1923-1976
Ruby Tucker, 53, died Saturday, August 28, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Mrs. Tucker was the daughter of Roy and Irene Conley Colvin and was born May 15, 1923 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Hollie Tucker, her mother, Irene Colvin; two sons, Phillip and Timothy both of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Connie Sue Spears of West Van Lear and Joyce Ann  Barker of Van Lear; two brothers, Danny and James, both of Paintsville; three sisters, Betty McFaddin of Paintsville, Bonnie Davis of Worthington and Helen Sue Spradlin of Prestonsburg; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 30, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lowell Webb and Taylor Biggs officiating. Burial was in the Wells Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral

    
VANHOOSE, Jimmy Wayne
1939-1976
Jimmy Wayne VanHoose, 37, died Friday, August 6, at his Tutor Key home. He was born, March 3, 1939 in Johnson County and was the son of Dencil and Mae Stapleton VanHoose. Surviving are his mother, Mae VanHoose; a son, Charles Wayne, and a daughter, Mary Lynn, both at home; and two brothers, Johnnie and Charles Warren, both of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Family Cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1976

   
WILLIAMS, Cecil
1912-1976
Cecil Williams, age 63 years, 11 months and 25 days old, departed this life August 18, 1976. He was the son of the late C. J. and Lula Colvin Williams and was born in Johnson County, KY, August 23, 1912, and at the time of his passing he had made his residence with his sister, Sylvia Conley at Oil Springs, KY. Cecil married Elizabeth Ann Meade Williams who preceded him in death February 24, 1975. Cecil was converted 3 weeks ago at the home of his sister and we the family feel our loss is Heaven’s gain. Cecil is survived by one sister, Sylvia Conley, Oil Springs and two brothers, Buell and Kenneth Williams, both of Paintsville. Also surviving are 4 nephews and two nieces and a host of relatives and friends. Cecil will be sadly missed by his family and the ones who knew him. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1976

   
WOLFE, Grace (Williamson)
1895-1976
Grace Wolfe, 81, died Tuesday, Aug 24, in the Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of James and Rena Boyd Williamson. Mrs. Wolfe was born May 31, 1895, in Lawrence County. She was a resident of Wittensville, a member of the River United Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. Her husband, Silas Dean Wolfe, preceded her in death on May 19, 1942. Surviving are two sons, Silas Dean Wolfe, Jr. of Alaska, and Lawrence of Ironton, OH; a daughter, Della Mae Irwin of Suitland, MD; a brother and sister, Sam Williamson and Elizabeth Stafford, both of Wittensville and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug 26, in the River United Baptist Church with Reverends C. J. Sparks and Buell Williams officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976


 
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ADAMS, Ortie
1913-1976
Ortie Adams, 63, died Thursday, September 30, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek. Mr. Adams was born July 15, 1913 in Floyd County, the son of the late Thomas and Alice Hackworth Adams. He was employed by the Paintsville Grocery Company and owned a grocery store. He had worked for the Johnson County Board of Education for 16 years. His first Wife, Dora Wright Adams, preceded him in death on July 8, 1973. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Burton Adams; three sons, Wayne, Danny and Ricky, all of Barnetts Creek; five daughters, Ruby VanHoose, Sue Williams, Lynda Laferty and Mildred Caudill, all of Barnetts Creek, and Fay Crace of Lexington. Two sisters, Icie Smith of Claypool, IN, and Eva Smith of Akron, IN and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Gillispie and John H. Woods officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

   
ALLEN, Charles F.
1882-1976
Rev. Charles F. Allen, 93, died Tuesday, September 14, in the Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville. Born November 29, 1882, at Ennis, KY, Rev. Allen was the son of the late Julian and Anna Weeks Allen. He was a resident of Louisville and a retired minister of the United Methodist Church. He had also held former pastorates in Livermore, Cordian, Hawesville, Springfield, and Kuttawa, KY. His wife, Lula Belle Richardson Allen, preceded him in death on August 29, 1950. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Conley of Paintsville, a brother and sister, Ted Allen of Drakesboro, KY and Mrs. Mae Ramsey of Central City, KY, a granddaughter, Brenda Roningen of Greenbay, WS and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, in the Mayo Methodist Church in Paintsville with Reverends Charles Perry and Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Active pallbearers were James Conley, Maurice Conley, E. T. Sherman, William Martin, Bromley Patton and Edd Redd. Honorary pallbearers were R. C. Lyons, Paul Martin Stafford, A. P. Mason, Wes Mason, Kenneth Williams, C. O. Wheeler, Jr., R. W. Wagner, Russell Meade, Marvin Holbrook, A. H. VanHoose and William B. Hazelrigg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

  
BALDWIN, George
1907-1976
George Baldwin, 69, died Thursday, September 30, in Zanesville, OH, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Fred and Francis Sublett Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin was born February 8, 1907 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Crooksville, OH, a retired mechanic and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Zelda Dale Baldwin; three sons, Paul Thomas and Jack Ernest of Crooksville; and Gilbert Ray of Paintsville; two daughters, Peggy Foley of Crooksville and Ruhemah Hawes of Courol, TX; three brothers, Buster and Fredic of Paintsville and Robert of Carey, OH; six sisters, Mabel Spears, Lodessa Endicott and Mary E. Bradley of Paintsville, Enola Mae Webb of West Van Lear, Kathryn West and Irene Zwolle of Marion, OH, and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Cordell officiating. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at West Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

   
BAYES, Ray
1898-1976
Ray Bayes, 78, died Tuesday, September 28, in the V. A. Hospital in Dayton, OH. He was born January 13, 1898 in Paintsville. Mr. Bayes was a member of the East Point Lodge No. 657 F & AM and a veteran of World War I. He was married to Ruth P. Bayes. Survivors include a son, John R. of West Carrollton, and Mrs. Jessie L. Poteet of Huber Heights; two granddaughters, Sandra D. Poteet and Katherine L. Bayes; a grandson, Perry E. Poteet, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, October 1, in the First Church of God with Pastor Roy B. Gibbs officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery with George C. Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

   
CASTLE, Ernest Martin
1957-1976
Ernest Martin “Marty” Castle, 18, died Saturday, September 25, in Huntington, WV. He was the son of Van Buren Castle and the late Pauline Holbrook Castle. Mr. Castle was born October 11, 1957 in Johnson County and was a resident of Thealka. Survivors in addition to his father are his step mother, Pauline Holbrook Castle; five half brothers, Martin Van Buren Castle of Texas, Jim Hampton of Cincinnati, OH, Charles D. Hampton of Newark, OH, Lawrence R. Hampton of Flat Gap and Earl Hampton of Winchester, ten half sisters, Ruby Johnson of Union, OH, Willa Mae Brown of Englewood, OH, Marietta Nauta of Columbus, Linda Nelson of Marion, OH, Peggy Kestner of Flat Gap, Patsy S. Cantrell and Donetta Howard of Ezel, KY, Joyce Miller of Winchester, Debbie Castle of Paintsville and Dottie Howard of Wheelersburg, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Hampton Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

   
CASTLE, Josie (Daniel)
1910-1976
Mrs. Josie Castle, 65, died Thursday, September 30, in the Highland Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born November 27, 1910, in Johnson County, and was the daughter of Tom and Bell Stapleton Daniel. Mrs. Castle was a resident of Thealka and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, General Castle; a son, Eugene of Paintsville, two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Sturgill of Tutor Key and Mrs. Pauline Rice of Thealka and a grandson, Michael D. Sturgill. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 3, in the United Baptist Church at Tutor Key with Nim Sturgill and Charles Price as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Nephews of Mrs. Castle served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

   
CLARK, Loucrecia (Webb)
1894-1976
Mrs. Loucrecia Clark, 81, died Thursday, September 16, at the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Jack and Mintie Scalf Webb. Mrs. Clark was born October 9, 1894, in Martin County and was a resident of Paintsville. Her husband, Charles Clark, preceded her in death on January 5, 2965. Surviving are a son, Malery Webb of East Pont, a brother and sister, Andrew Webb of Van Lear and Nora Mae Rowland of Fairborn, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 17, in the Old Log Church at Van Lear with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the Clark Family Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

  
CONLEY, Martha S. (Stapleton)
1895-1976
Mrs. Martha S. Conley, 81, died Wednesday, September 22 in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born August 14, 1895, in Johnson County, the daughter of Greenville and Nancy McKenzie Stapleton. Mrs. Conley was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Luther Conley, preceded her in death on September 30, 1962. Surviving are four sons, Hershell and Randolph of Oil Springs, Leroy of Troy, OH and Coonie of Columbus; three daughters, Avonelle Bayes of Irvine, Wilma June Bayes of Oil Springs, and Iva Auxier of Glendale, AZ; two brothers, Lundy of Enon, OH and Douglas of Fuget, a sister, Moncie McKenzie of Staffordsville; and 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, in the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Stapleton, C. C. Hall and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

  
CRIDER, William Martin
1880-1976
William Martin Crider, 96, died Sunday, September 5, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Music Crider. Mr. Crider was born in Johnson County on January 12, 1880. He was a resident of East Point and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Allie Crider, preceded him in death on April 25, 1974. Surviving are a son, Virgil of Lexington; a daughter, Gertrude Greer of East Point; two brothers, Samuel of East Pont and Grover of Middletown, KY; a sister, Harriet Hester of East Point; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

  
DIXON, Lydia Ann (Witten)
1890-1976
Mrs. Lydia Ann Witten Dixon, 86, died Sunday, September 12, in her Louisa home after a brief illness. Mrs. Dixon was born June 25, 1890, in Johnson County, the daughter of George W. and Amanda Short Witten. She was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, Ed Dixon, preceded her in death on February 1, 1962. Surviving are four daughters, Carma Hitchcock and Marie Keaton of Louisa, Gaynell Lewis of West Liberty, and Mary Goble of Mechanicsburg, OH; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 15, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. James Allen officiating. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

   
DOZIER, Lucy Ann (Smith)
1887-1976
Lucy Ann Dozier, 89, died Friday, September 17, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Dozier was born August 2, 1887, in Knox County, the daughter of Alex and Sara Elizabeth Miracle Smith. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Trace Branch Methodist Church. Her husband, Andrew H. Dozier, preceded her in death on June 24, 1957/ Surviving are two sons. Guy D. of Staffordsville and William G. of Garden Grove, CA; four brothers, Albert and Alex, both of Terre Haute, IN, Edd of Louisville and Marvin of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Hannah Dozier of California and Hattie Wandrey of Illinois; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in the Friendship Chapel at Bimble, KY with Walter Disney and James Mooneyham as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Dozier Cemetery at Barbourville, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

   
FAIRCHILD, Bertha (Howard)
1910-1976
Bertha Fairchild, 65, died Monday, September 6, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born December 6, 1910, in Johnson County and was the daughter of John and Anna Nuckles Howard. Mrs. Fairchild was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Son Fairchild, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son and daughter, James and Mildred, and four brothers, Tom of Van Lear, Lewis, Versie of Waynesville, OH, and Ernie. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 8, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

  
FAIRCHILD, Vesta (Cantrell)
1892-1976
Mrs. Vesta Fairchild, 84, died Wednesday, September 15, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born July 3, 1892, the daughter of Ben and America Fields Cantrell. Mrs. Fairchild was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Dick Fairchild, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Ilean Bayes of Hager Hill; a sister, Mary B. Hayes of Paintsville; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 17, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

  
FYFFE, Proctor J.
1976
Services for Proctor J. Fyffe, 80, of Warner Robins, GA, formerly of Louisa, were held at Warner Robins on Thursday, September 30. Burial was in the Magnolia Park Cemetery at Warner Robins. Mr. Fyffe died on September 28 after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Flat Gap, moving to Georgia two years ago from Louisa. Mr. Fyffe was the son of the late Felix Fyffe and Laura Evans Fyffe. He was a retired farmer and former sheriff of Lawrence County. Mr. Fyffe was a member of the Jake Rice Masonic Lodge, at Blaine, KY. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Coonie W. Fyffe of Warner Robins; three daughters, Mrs. H. D. Morris, Tempe, AZ, Mrs. Richard R. Evans, West Palm Beach, FL, and Mrs. Norman G. Sexton, Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Slone, Hilliard, OH and Mrs. Russell Boggs, Lexington; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

   
GISH, Carl D.
1896-1976
Carl D. Gish, 80, died Thursday, September 23, in the Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland. He was the son of George and Berilla Adams Gish. Mr. Gish was born July 2, 1896 in Boyd County. He was a retired employee of C & O Railroad and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gegie VanHoose Gish and a daughter, Alma Gish of Ashland. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, 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, September 29, 1976

    
GOODWILL, Bertha Ellen (Burkett)
1905-1976
Mrs. Bertha Ellen Goodwill, 71, died Thursday, September 16, in North Royalton, OH, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Sam Burkett and Nora Woods Burkett, who survives. Mrs. Goodwill was born May 10, 1905 in Floyd County, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Everett O’Bryan preceded her in death. Surviving besides her mother are three sons, Bill of Trenton, OH, James Douglas of Fairmount, WV, and Carl of Oaklawn, IL; a daughter, Carol McNulty of North Royalton; three brothers, Ollie of Arlington, VA, Virgil of Copperston, WV and Clarence of Hillsboro, OH; three sisters, Minerva Rucker of Circleville, OH, Josephine Daniels of Montgomery, AL, and Myrtle VanHoose of Twilight, WV; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the O’Bryan Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

   
KENNARD, Victoria (Stillman)
1947-1976
Victoria Kennard, 29, died Wednesday, September 1, at Little Sandy, KY, after a sudden illness. She was the daughter of Niles and Francis Lockered Stillman, who survive. Mrs. Kennard was born April 5, 1947, in South Dakota. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving other than her parents are her husband, John David Kennard, a daughter Jennifer Lynn, at home; three sisters, Roberta Medeaugh of Gross Hill, MI, Kay Taft and Karen Gross, both of Ann Arbor, MI and a brother, Niles Stillman, Jr., of Ann Arbor. Funeral services were held Friday, September 3, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Shockey officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

   
LOVELY, Cecil
1896-1976
Cecil Lovely, 80, died Friday, September 3, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Lovely was born March 23, 1896, at Carver, KY, the son of Thomas and Olivia Williams Lovely. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired school teacher and a member of the Community Methodist Church. Mr. Lovely was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Lee Hatcher Lovely on January 11, 1971. Surviving are a brother, Henry of Ft. Wayne, IN, and three sisters, Rebecca Brown of Jackson, MI, Sarah Bailey of Union City, OH and Evie Brown of Jackson, KY. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, in the Community Methodist Church at Prestonsburg with Rev. Taylor L. Biggs officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were David B. Spradlin, Hern Burke, Carlos Neeley, Barry Howell, W. H. May and Jimmy Joe Derossett. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1976

  
MCFARLAND, Nettie (Gullett)
1909-1976
Mrs. Nettie Gullett McFarland, 66, died Tuesday morning, September 21, at her Salem, OH home. She was born October 27, 1909, in Salyersville and was the daughter of the late Mack and Arizona Conley Gullett. Mrs. McFarland was a member of the Baptist church. Preceding her in death were three brothers and sisters, Nora Gullett Colvin, Zollie Gullett and Henry Gullett. Surviving are her husband, Richard McFarland, a son, Jack Spears of Ohio; three daughters, Loretta Doddson, Norma Jean Bowman and Shirley Adams, all of Ohio; four brothers, James Harrison of Paintsville, Mitchell of Salem, OH, Warren H. and Virgil, both of Florida; and a sister, Molly Combs of Fisty, KY. Funeral services will be held in Ohio but are incomplete at this time. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

   
OSBORNE, Fred
1914-1976
Fred Osborne, 62, died Wednesday, September 22, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Osborne was born September 21, 1914, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Volga, a retired employee of the Johnson County Board of Education and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mae Salyer Osborne; three daughters, Beatrice Osborne and Ernestine Osborne, both of Volga, and Maxine Brown of West Harrison, IN; a brother and sister, Theodore of Dayton and Grace McDaniel of Logan, WV; two half brothers and four half sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 25, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Jerry Castle and Arthur Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

   
POWERS, Phillip Morris
1937-1976
Phillip Morris Powers, 39, died Tuesday, September 21, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Powers was born February 17, 1937, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Meally and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his parents, Carl and Mary Lou Short Powers, his wife, Donna Sue Wells Powers, and a daughter, Sandra Gail Powers, at home. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 23, in the Meally Church of Christ with Reverends J. H. Short and Vernon Mullins officiating. Burial was in the J. H. Short Cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

  
ROBINSON, Edward Arthur
1911-1976
Edward Arthur Robinson, 65, died Friday, September 10, in the Paintsville Hospital. He was born July 29, 1911, the son of W. J. and Rebecca Music Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a resident of East Point and a member of the Little Paint Church of God. He was a retired employee of the State Highway Department. Surviving are his wife, Nell G. Music Robinson, two sons, Lowell E. of Nishawaka, IN and Robert D. of Drayton Plain, MI; two daughters, Rebecca C. Dean of Hartselle, AL and Arthuretta Faye Sullivan of South Bend, IN; a brother Ernest of East Point, five sisters, Alma Baldridge and Dealphia Rice, both of East Point, Emma Jones and Anna Fitzpatrick of Florida and Effie Watkins of Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 13, in the First Church of God at Little Paint with Dewey Earl Music as officiating minister. Burial was in the Robinson Cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

   
ROWLAND, Dewey
1903-1976
Dewey Rowland, 73, died Sunday, September 19, at his Relief, KY home after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Jerry and Elzina McKenzie Rowland. Mr. Rowland was born April 8, 1903 in Morgan County. He was a retired U. S. Mail carrier and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. He married Minnie Williams Rowland, who survives, on November 14, 1936, in West Liberty. Survivors also include two sons, Claudie of Goshen, OH, and Hershel of West Liberty; two daughters, Grace Burchett of Relief and Nora Alice Perkins of Columbus; two brothers, Claudie of Relief and Jimmy of Fairborn, a sister, Linnie Rowland of Relief; two grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, September 22, in the Paint Valley Church at Relief with Reverends John Pelphrey, Lowell Ferguson, and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the Burchett Cemetey at Relief with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

   
STAMBAUGH, Goldie
1912-1976
Goldie Stambaugh, 63, died Wednesday, September 8, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Sam and Rebecca Lemaster Stambaugh. Miss Stambaugh was born September 24, 1912, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Sitka Church of Christ. Surviving are four brothers, Ephraim, Hobert, John and Ray, all of Sitka; four sisters, Mrs. Clistia Church, South Point, Ohio, Mrs. Lizzie Castle of Wharton, W. Va., Mrs. Myrtle Salyers of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Mrs. Kathryn Castle of Staffordsville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, in the Sitka Church of Church with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Stambaugh Family Cemetery at Sitka with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

  
STAPLETON, Hansford
1899-1976
Hansford (Hack) Stapleton, 77, died Wednesday, Sep 1, in the Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Stapleton was born Feb 24, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of Cann and Mary Ellen Arrowood Stapleton. He was a resident of Tutor Key, a retired coal miner, and had been a member of the Toms Creek United Baptist Church since Jan 25, 1925. Mr. Stapleton was married in Johnson County on July 27, 1929 to Amanda Daniels Stapleton, who survives. Other survivors include four sons, Curtis and Jimmy of Tutor Key, Irvin of River and Clarence of Stone; a daughter, Mrs. Esta Mae Price of Mobile, AL; a sister, Cora Price of FL; 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 5, in the Tom's Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Buell Ferguson, C. J. Sparks and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Stapleton Family Cemetery at Tutor Key with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 8, 1976

  
VANHOOSE, Dewey
1898-1976
Dewey VanHoose, 78, died Thursday, September 23, at his Volga residence after an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born July 1, 1898, in Johnson County, the son of Jess and Hester Auxier VanHoose. He was a farmer and carpenter and a member of the Fishtrap United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Castle VanHoose; two sons, Gordon of Staffordsville and William of Vandalia, OH; three daughters, Georgetta Price of Placentia, CA, Virginia Phillips of Dayton, OH and Lenore Diffee of Troy, OH; a brother and sister, George VanHoose of Keaton and Rouie Lemaster of Huntington, WV; 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 26, in the Volga home with James K. Caudill, Toby Wheeler and Earl Pelphrey as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handing arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1976

 
VINCENT, Charles H.
1890-1976
Charles H. Vincent, 86, died Saturday, September 18, in the Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several months. He was born June 9, 1890, in Carter County and was the son of the late J. B. and Cora Vincent. Mr. Vincent was a resident of Paintsville and a retired C & O yard master. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Trimble Lodge 145 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Davidson Vincent, a brother, John K. Vincent of Proctorville, OH and two sisters, Mrs. George L. Riley and Mrs. O. D. Bowling, both of Frankfort. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in the First United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in the Carter County Memory Garden at Grayson, KY with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Bailey, Jesse Bird, Chet Compton, Sid Garland, Mark Maggard, William Martin, John M. Trimble, Bob Meade and Charles T. Melvin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1976

   
WELCH, Thomas Morris
1953-1976
Thomas Morris Welch, 23, died Friday, September 3, in Coal Grove, OH. He was the son of John Cecil and Helen Hamilton Welch who survive. Mr. Welch was born August 2, 1953 in Johnson County. He was a resident of River and was employed as a trucker for Thunderbolt Trucking. Surviving other than his parents are a son, Thomas Jefferson Welch of Wise, VA, a brother and sister, Lyle and Betty, both of River. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Welch Cemetery at Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976

   
WELLS, Ireland David Jr.
1923-1976
Ireland David (Arlie) Wells, Jr., 52, died Friday, September 10, in the Sandy Valley Motel in Prestonsburg. He was born November 9, 1923, at Meally and was the son of the late Ireland David Wells and Lou Powers Wells, who survives. Mr. Wells was a resident of Meally and was employed as security guard at Heck’s Department Store in Prestonsburg. His wife, Julia Mae Stambaugh Wells, preceded him in death in 1971. Surviving, other than his mother, are two sons, David Lonzo of Williamston, SC, and James Solmon of Ypsilanti, MI; four brothers, Elmer and Bob of Meally, Bill and Lowell Dean of Ypsilanti, four grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 14, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Meally with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1976


 
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ADAMS, Marshia (Fairchild)
1899-1976
Marshia Adams, 77, died Wednesday, October 13, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born March 4, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of Joe and Lizzie Estep Fairchild. Mrs. Adams was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Adams, on November 13, 1975. Surviving are two sons, Hondel of Covington and Andy of Paintsville; two daughters, Evelyn McClure of Wittensville and Beulah Selvage of Denver, a brothers and sister, Lonnie Fairchild and Dorothy Pelphrey, both of Staffordsville; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends James K. Caudill, Norman Roberts, Jr., and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
ADAMS, Virgie L. (Spencer)
1896-1976
Virgie L. Spencer Adams, 79, died Sunday, October 3, in the Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born December 26, 1896 in Johnson County and was the daughter of George and Emma Dale Spencer. She was a resident of Paintsville, a member of the Pentecostal church and a captain of the Salvation Army. Her husband, Jack Adams preceded her in death. Surviving are four sons, Herbert of Pineville, WV, Walter, Doug and Jimmy, all of Davy, WV, four daughters, Georgene England and Laura Alice Salyers, both of Van Lear, Myrtle M. Newcomb of Davy and Detty England, of Hamp Hill, WV; 43 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 6, in the Pentecostal Church in Paintsville with Jerry Castle and John Marshall as officiating ministers. Burial will be in the Patrick Cemetery at Meally with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

  
BALDWIN, Luther P. Sr.
1891-1976
Luther P. Baldwin, Sr., 85m died, Thursday, October 27, at the Clark County Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Baldwin was born in Johnson County on September 15, 1891, the son of Shelby A. and Hannah Davis Baldwin. He was a resident of Winchester, a retired employee of the Cumberland Petroleum Company and had been a member of the United Baptist Church since August 10, 1905. Preceding him in death were seven brothers and four sisters. Surviving are his wife, Mattie McCarty Baldwin whom he married on December 16, 1911; four daughters, Verda Baldwin of London, OH. Mrs. Maxie Frazier of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Thelma Colvin of Xenia, OH, and Mrs. Geneva Payne Williams of Winchester; a son, Luther Baldwin of Xenia; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, a sister in law, Mrs. McKinley Baldwin of Grayson, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 9, in the Low Gap Church with Reverends J. T. Bailey, B. C. Ferguson, and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the McCarty Cemetery with Scobee Funeral Home handling arrangements. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

  
BLANTON, Cora (Saylor)
1894-1976
Mrs. Cora Saylor Blanton, 82, died Sunday, October 31, in the Daniel Boone Nursing Home at Morehead after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Ben and Nancy Pace Saylor and was born September 21, 1894 in Magoffin County. Mrs. Blanton was a resident of Ashland and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Her husband, Harry Blanton, preceded her in death in 1931. Surviving are two sons, Paris of Ashley, IN and Shade of Delaware, OH; six daughters, Rhoda Mae Castle, Bessie Bayes, Lula Spradlin and Minnie Spaulding, all of Ashland, Elizabeth Jenkins of Brunswick, OH, and Martha Jane Souder of Columbus, OH; 37 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 2, in the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Paintsville with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the Jenkins Family Cemetery at Williamsport with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

   
BRACKETT, Rosie
1945-1976
Rosie Brackett, 31, died Friday, October 8, after a short illness. She was born September 7, 1945 in Johnson County. Mrs. Brackett was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her parents, Danny and Prudie Ward Brackett, four sons, Leonard Brackett, Cliston Blanton, Fredrick Ratliff and Daniel Ratliff, all at home; two daughters, Kathy Ratliff and Sherry Ratliff both at home; five brothers, Danny and James, both of Wabash, IN, Paul of Lafonte, IN, William and Randall of Paintsville; two sisters, Betty Thacker of Wabash, IN and Anna Prater of Louisa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
BRAND, Victoria (Brown)
1885-1976
Mrs. Victoria Brand, 91, died Saturday, October 2, in Paintsville at the home of her daughter, after an extended illness. Mrs. Brand was the daughter of Sherman and Sally Brown Brown. She was born September 17, 1885, in Magoffin County, and was a member of the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John Brand, preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Foster Frazier of Paintsville, Mrs. Glen Williams of Swamp Branch, Mrs. Herbert Blevins of Dayton, OH; a brother, Jason Brown of Prestonsburg; two sisters, Rhoda Sourwine of Plymouth, OH and Mary Halton of Wabash, IN; 20 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 5, in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1976

  
CASTLE, Noah Lee Sr.
1922-1976
Noah Lee Castle, Sr., 54, died Sunday, October 26, in Urbana, OH. He was born May 10, 1922, in Johnson County, a son of the late Harper Castle and Lula Brown Castle who survives. Mr. Castle was a resident of Urbana, an employee of Brown Manufacturing and a veteran of World War II. Surviving other than his mother are two sons, Noah, Jr. of St. Paris, OH, and Edward of Urbana, three daughters, Mrs. Marion Kemp and Mrs. Ronald Hall of Urbana and Mrs. Harry Robinson of Springfield and nine grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 28 in the Georges Creek United Baptist church with Rev. C. J. Sparks, and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

   
CLARK, Elmon
1890-1976
Elmon Clark, 86, died Sunday, October 10, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Clark was the son of Martin and Mintie Clark. He was born July 8, 1890 in Floyd County. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired farmer and businessman, and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Virgie Wells Clark, preceded him in death on July 27, 1967. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Marshall of Van Lear and Mrs. Geneva Harmon of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Mrs. Jettie Wells and Mrs. Golda Stevens; a niece, Mrs. Virginia Conley; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 13, in the Philadelphia Church of Christ with Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the Elmon Clark Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
DANIELS, Angie (Brown)
1887-1976
Mrs. Angie Daniels, 88, died Saturday, October 30, in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. She was born November 8, 1887, the daughter of H. K. and Mariah Jayne Auxier Brown. Mrs. Daniels was a resident of River and a member of the Borders Chapel Methodist Church. Her husband, Jess Daniels, preceded her in death on July 26, 1965. Surviving are two sons, Charles A. of Paintsville and Walter E. of River; a daughter, Edith Jayne Chapman of Concord, TN, a sister Nora Haws of Milledgeville, GA; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, November 1, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1976

   
HANNAH, Walter W.
1890-1976
Walter W. Hannah, 86, died Sunday, October 10, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Hannah was the son of Harmon and Lydia Arms Hannah. He was born February 19, 1890 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Leander and a retired farmer. His wife, Vernie Rivers Hannah, preceded him in death on April 10, 1975. Surviving are two sons. Marvin and Myron T., both of Leander, two daughters, Ada Spencer of Leander and Shirley Robinson of Lucasville, OH; a brothers, Proctor Hannah of West Van Lear; two sisters, Alka Lemaster of Leander and Frankie Woods of Columbus, OH; 25 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Steve Branham and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
JONES, Barbara Ann
1976-1976
Barbara Ann Jones, infant daughter of Billy and Janice Blanton Jones, of Staffordsville, died Friday, October 1, in the Highland Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lonza Blanton and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones of Volga. Graveside rites were held Sunday, October 3, at the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs, with Rev. Eulas Adams officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

  
KITCHEN, Parnelle (Edwards)
1908-1976
Mrs. Parnelle Kitchen, 68, died Tuesday, October 25, in the Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of David C. and Maude Cook Edwards. Mrs. Kitchen was born May 21, 1908 in Lawrence County, was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert F. Kitchen, a daughter, Mary Lou Blanton of Oil Springs, a brother, Hamel Edwards of Oak Hill, OH, two sisters, Lillian Webb of Ironton, OH and Zelma Till of Holt, MI; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 28, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Mahan officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery  in Oak Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

    
LEMASTER, Ernie
1935-1976
Ernie Lemaster, 41, died Saturday, October 16, in Louisville as the result of an automobile accident. He was born April 5, 1935 in Johnson County. Mr. Lemaster was the son of the late Trimble Lemaster and Ruie Conley Montgomery Lemaster, who survives. He was a resident of Jeffersonville, IN and was employed as a press operator. Surviving other than his mother are his wife, Wilma Reed Lemaster, a daughter, Beverly, at home; a brother, James of New Lexington, OH and three sisters, Ruth Pitts and Dorothy Maddox of Portsmouth, OH and Lou Ellen Tackett of Louisville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Adam Marshall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Riceville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
MCKENZIE, Moncie (Stapleton)
1899-1976
Mrs. Moncie McKenzie, 77, died Thursday, October 7, at her Staffordsville residence after a short illness. She was born January 12, 1899 in Johnson County, and was the daughter of Greenville and Nancy McKenzie Stapleton. She was a member of the United Baptist Church at Bethel. Her husband, Charlie Lee McKenzie, preceded her in death on February 8, 1954. Surviving are a son, Cline McKenzie of Staffordsville, a daughter, Neva Estep of Sylvania, OH, two brothers, Lundy of Enon, OH and Doug of Fuget; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 10, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1976

  
MELVIN, John Oliver
1936-1976
John Oliver Melvin, 40, died Saturday, October 16, at his Wittensville home. He was the son of the late Adam Melvin and Stella Stapleton Melvin, who survives. Mr. Melvin was born June 11, 1936, at Davis Branch. He was a resident of Kings Addition, and a member of the Protestant Church. He was a carpenter and a former deputy sheriff. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Ruth Meadows Melvin, who he married August 18, 1970, in Louisa; two sons, Terry and Bryan Adam, both at home, two daughters, Myra Robin and Stella Katherine, both at home; two brothers, Ray and Carl, both of Paintsville and a sister, Eloise VanHoose of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, in the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist church with Reverends James Kelly Caudill, Bill Meadows, and Lifes VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Meadows Family cemetery at Wittensville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
POWERS, Muriel
1940-1976
Muriel “Bill” Powers, 36, died Thursday, October 14, at his Riceville home. He was born in Magoffin County on April 15, 1940, the son of the late Tonie Powers and Oma Puckett Powers, who survives. He was employed as a construction worker. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nellie Ferguson Powers; four brothers, Buck of Swamp Branch, Tony, Jr., of Moon, KY, Paul of Leander and Phillip of Riceville; and a sister, Mrs. Gaynelle Adams of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Riceville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
PRATER, James Howard
1924-1976
James Howard Prater, 52, died Saturday, October 2, in South Carolina. He was the son of John and Essie Sparks Newsome Prater. Mr. Prater was born March 12, 1924 at Offutt. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a salesman for Palmetto Ford in Charleston, SC. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Branch No. 396 F & AM, served with the U. S. Navy in World War II and was a member of the DAV. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Bagian Prater of James Island, SC, a brother, John T. of Wabash, IN, two sisters, Mrs. Donald Boyd of Thelma and Mrs. Charles Blair of Ashland. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 6 in Stuhr’s Downtown Funeral Chapel with burial in the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1976

   
PRESTON, I.D.
1888-1976
I. D. Preston, 88, died Sunday, October 10 in Ashland after an extended illness. He was the son of G. L. and Julia Pack Preston. Mr. Preston was born in Johnson County on September 3, 1888. He was a resident of Williamsport, a retired miner and farmer, and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Thelma. Surviving are his wife, Malta Howe Preston; three sons, Virgil of Cincinnati, Paul of Vero Beach, FL and Harold L. of Williamsport; three daughters, Leona Wallen and Betty Dean Wallen, both of Williamsport and Patty Schwartz of Dayton, OH; a sister Mahala  Daniels of Van Lear; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 13, in the Primitive Baptist church at Thelma with Elders Paul E. Keaton, Teddy Ball and Avery Lowe officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
PRESTON, Malinda (Steel)
1888-1976
Malinda Preston, 87, died Friday, October 22, in the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington after a brief illness. Mrs. Preston was the daughter of George and Rebecca Steel. She was born December 4, 1888 in Lawrence County and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Marion Preston, two sons, Elmer and Thornsie, both of Paintsville; three daughters, Cora Arms, Lillie Preston and Lora Preston, all of Paintsville and a sister, Emma Mills of Monroe, MI. Funeral services were held Monday, October 25, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

   
SMITH, Joyce (Hall)
1947-1976
Joyce Smith, 29, died Sunday, October 24, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late George and Nannie Gilliam Hall. Mrs. Smith was born April 8, 1947, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Larry D. “Flop” Smith; four brothers, Robert Hall of Salyersville, Doug Hall of Van Lear, Tommy Hall of Tutor Key, and Bill Hall of Paintsville, and four sisters, Betty Broomhall, Jackie Boyd and Peggy Kain, all of Dayton, OH and Patsy Morgan of Brooksville, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 26, in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

    
SMITH, Kay Denver
1899-1976
Kay Denver Smith, 77, died Thursday, October 7, in the Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born July 20, 1899 in Johnson County and was the son of James and Mintie Clifton Smith. He was a resident of East Point, a retired miner, a member of the Church of Christ and the East Point Lodge No. 657 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Davis Smith; two sons, Merrill of Lynchburg, VA and Deward of Wabash, IN; five daughters, Mintie Delong, Carrie Music and Lilly Margaret Honeycutt, all of Wabash, Wanda Castle of Kingsport, TN and Betty Rice of Huntington, WV, a brother and sister, Paris Smith and Grace Lewis, both of Wabash; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 10, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1976

  
STAPLETON, James A.
1953-1976
James A. Stapleton, 23, died Wednesday, October 13, in Prestonsburg. He was born February 25, 1953, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Tutor Key, was employed as an equipment operator for Diamond Coal Company of Ivel, KY and was a member of the Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM. Surviving are his parents, Curtis and Hazel Williams Stapleton, his wife, Paula Spradlin Stapleton, whom he married July 31, 1976; four brothers, Curtis, Jr., Hansford, Frank and Calvin, all of Tutor Key; and three sisters, Nina Osborne, Letha Stapleton and Amanda Stapleton, all of Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Buell Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

  
TIBBS, Brian
1934-1976
Brian Tibbs, 42, died Tuesday, October 26, in Cleveland, OH after a brief illness. Mr. Tibbs was born August 3, 1934 in Johnson County, a son of Ray and Doshia Spradlin Tibbs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Tibbs. Surviving are two sons, Dolie Ray of Florida and Roger of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Deloris Sue of Cleveland, OH and Cheryl Lynn of Auxier; a brother, Arthur of Raynesville, OH; three sisters, Dolie Tibbs of Cleveland, Agnus Webb of Van Lear and Emma Wells of Auxier. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, in the Auxier Methodist Church with Rev. James Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Hobson Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

   
VANHOOSE, Marshall
1914-1976
Marshall VanHoose, 62, died Wednesday, October 27, in the Highlands Regional Medical center after an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born August 4, 1914, in Johnson County, a son of Arthur and Emma Akers VanHoose. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Robinson VanHoose; his stepmother, Dixie VanHoose, a daughter, Jeanetta Adkins of Paintsville; five brothers, Charlie B. of Wittensville; Bruce of Wayland, Georgie of Roseville, CA, James of Paris, KY, and Billy Joe of Waverly, OH; three sisters, Dorothy Adams of Waverly, Anna Lee VanHoose of Nippa and Emma Mullins of Ashland and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

   
VANOVER, Dora (Tackett)
1892-1976
Dora Vanover, 84, died Thursday, October 28, in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital after an extended illness. She was born June 26, 1892, in Magoffin County, daughter of the late Daniel and Amanda Jenkins Tackett. Mrs. Vanover was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry Vanover, preceded her in death on April 16, 1971. Surviving are four daughters, Georgia Castle of Pikeville, Jessie Bradley of Van Lear, Essie Lyons of Paintsville and Juanita Grimm of West Van Lear; a brother, Allie Benton of California; 11 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 31, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends James Kelly Caudill and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976


WELCH, Sarah (Stapleton)
1917-1976
Sarah Welch, 59, died Tuesday, October 19, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Welch was born March 28, 1917 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Marion Stapleton and Mint Cooper Stapleton, who survives. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Hobert Welch, two sons, James H. of Chicago, IL and Robert A. of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Janet Sue Hoskins and Sherry Ann McCauley, both of Dayton, four brothers, Tobe of Hager Hill, Marion, Jr., of Wabash, IN, Bill of Mt. Sterling, OH and Charlie of Dayton; four sisters, Marie Rice, Mary Spears, and Bessie Spears, all of Hager Hill and Hattie Rice of Dayton, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 22, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Clarence Lemaster and Steve Branham officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1976

  
WELLS, Ella
1976
Mrs. Ella Wells died Sunday, October 31, in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. She was a former resident of Paintsville and was a retired nurse. Mrs. Wells was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and the Rebecca Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, M. A. Wells. Surviving are a son, Clarence B. Wells of Columbus, a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Boothe of Charleston, WV; 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 4, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glen officiating. Burial will be in the Wells Cemetery at Boons Camp with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

   
WILCOX, Milbern
1913-1976
Milbern Wilcox, 62, died Friday, October 15, at his Wittensville home. He was born October 26, 1913 in Johnson County. Mr. Wilcox was the son of Henry and Lilly Stapleton Wilcox and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his mother, Lilly Wilcox; two brothers, Everett and Jess, both of Wittensville; and a sister, Helen Wilcox of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 17, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with M. T. Womack and James K. Caudill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Everett Wilcox Cemetery at Wittensville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1976


 
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ADAMS, Mollie (Lykins)
1976
Mollie Adams, 83, died Monday, November 22, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Willie and Mary J. Adams Lykins. Mrs. Adams was born in Magoffin County. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Wesley Adams, preceded her in death on September 12, 1942. Surviving are two sons, Hardy of Hager Hill and Smith of West Van Lear; and three sisters, Fanny Triplet and Hattie Perkins, both of Ray, OH and Annie Franklin of West Liberty. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lowell Pelphrey and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the Adams Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1976

   
AUXIER, Kathleen (Stapleton)
1909-1976
Kathleen Auxier, 67, died Thursday, November 4, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Beecher and Ollie Colvin Stapleton. Mrs. Auxier was born July 25, 1909 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired school teacher and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Cecil Auxier, preceded her in death on September 22, 1974. Surviving are three sons, Paul, David and George, all of Paintsville; two daughters, Ollie Rice and Ann Conley of Paintsville; her step mother Edna Stapleton; two brothers, Harold of Fairborn, OH and Ashley of Springfield, OH; a half brother, Edgar of Lexington, four sisters, Maxie Trimble and Emma Price of Oil Springs, Christine Williams of Kenova, WV and Irene Colvin of Ashland; two half sisters, Ella Meade of Dayton, OH and Anna Stapleton of Lexington; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, in the Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Reverends Kelly Caudill, Charles Stapleton and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was n the Stapleton-Trimble Cemetery at Manila with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1976

  
BLAIR, Frank Sr.
1923-1976
Frank Blair, Sr., 53, died Friday, November 5, in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. He was the son of Green and Mary Jackson Blair. Mr. Blair was born August 9, 1923, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Columbus, OH, a painter and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Pauline McKenzie Blair, three sons, Frank Jr., and Mike, both of Columbus and William of Orient, OH, a daughter, Mrs. Judy Rogers of Columbus; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hamilton of Thealka, Mrs. Betty Stambaugh and Mrs. Ruth Collins, both of Paintsville, Mrs. Sylvia Roberts of Stockdale, OH, and Mrs. Cora Cantrell of Auxier and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, in the Cold Springs United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1976

  
BOOTH, Virginia (Ramey)
1923-1976
Virginia R. Booth, 53, died Friday, November 19, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born August 8, 1923 in Martin County, daughter of Martin Luther and Frona Ward Ramey and was a resident of River. Surviving are her husband, Henry Booth; five brothers, Oliver of St. Albans, WV, Virgil of Pt. Pleasant, WV, Troy of Tomahawk, Frank of Inez, and Edward of Davisport. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Chestnut with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

  
CANTRELL, John
1914-1976
John Cantrell, 62, died Sunday, November 7, at his Staffordsville home, after a brief illness. He was born January 23, 1914 in Magoffin County, son of Lonza and Geneva Howard Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell was employed as a painter. Surviving are his wife, Margarett Hayes Cantrell; two sons, John Jr. and Charles Edward, both of Staffordsville; a daughter, Virginia Ann Stewart of El Paso, TX; a brother, Joe Cantrell of Tiffin, OH and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends James Crider, Ellis Hamilton and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

  
CAVINS, Benjamin
1890-1976
Benjamin Cavins, 86, died Sunday, November 21, in the Paintsville Hospital after a short illness. He was born February 27,1890 in Johnson County, a son of Sam and Lucy Daniels Cavins. Mr. Cavins was a resident of Sitka and a retired miner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Graves Cavins, in 1965. Surviving are a son, Clarence Cavins of Sitka; four daughters, Josie Price of Paintsville, Betty Sparks of Sitka, Golda Laney of Offutt and Dovie Lemaster of Wittensville; two sisters, Lizzie Ratliff of Willard, OH and Tilda Simpson of Drift; 38 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends James K. Caudill and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Doc Osborne Cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1976

    
CHILDERS, James R.
1892-1976
James R. “Friday” Childers, 83, died Sunday, November 28, in Mountain Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born December 10, 1892, at Davis Branch, a son of Albert Preston and Rhuehemma Davis Childers. Mr. Childers was a resident of Prestonsburg and a retired electrician for Mare Island Naval Ship Yard of Vallejo, CA. He was a veteran of World War I and II. Mr. Childers was preceded in death on May 28, 1952 by his wife, Lucy Salyers Childers, who he married on July 7, 1920. Surviving are three sons, James and Lon, both of Los Vegas, NV, and Paul of Meally; two daughters, Mrs. Verna Pelphrey of Paintsville and Mrs. Virginia Conley of Stambaugh; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1, in the First Church of God in Paintsville with Reverends Tommy Reynolds and C. C. hall officiating. Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1976

   
COLVIN, Escal
1910-1976
Escal (Cricket) Colvin, 66, died Thursday, November 11 at Boons Camp. He was born in Johnson County on January 15, 1910, the son of Albert and Laura Spradlin Colvin. Surviving are three sisters, Beulah Arms of Leander, Clara Kestner of Hager Hill and Stella Biser of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, in the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

  
DANIELS, Rebecca (Templeton)
1899-1976
Rebecca (Maggie) Daniels, 77, died Tuesday, November 9, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Daniels was born October 7, 1899, in Morgan County, daughter of L. C. and Joan Helton Templeton. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Jasper (Jep) Daniels preceded her in death on October 27, 1968. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Ray Daniels, of Tacoma, WA; a step son, Ruby Daniels of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Ada Romon and Talitha Hager, both of Lebanon, OH; three grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Charles Stapleton and Lifis VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

  
DAWSON, James Jr.
1927-1976
James L. Dawson, Jr., 49, died Wednesday, November 10 after a short illness. He was born February 13, 1927, a son of James and Bessie Bowling Dawson. Mr. Dawson was a resident of Van Lear and employed as a mechanic. Surviving are a son, John Wayne of Van Lear, four brothers, Ocal and Audie of Van Lear, Ersel of Beaver, OH, and Roy of Granada Hills, CA; four sisters, Shirley Dawson of Arletta, CA, Beatrice Honeycutt and Ethel Honeycutt, both of Van Lear and Minnie Potters of Ashland. Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Otis Bowling and Bill Tackett as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

   
HACKWORTH, Laura
1976
Laura Hackworth died Sunday, November 21, at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Sank and Betty Flemming Hackworth and was born at Riceville where she was a member of the Riceville United Baptist Church. Her husband, John Elliott Hackworth preceded her in death on January 5, 1942. Surviving are four sons, Dewey and Virgil, both of Riceville, Norman and John, Jr., both of Ashland, two daughters, Rushie Click and Fannie May, both of Riceville, 43 grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 24 in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Riceville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1976

   
HEUSER, Cathy (Caudill)
1957-1976
Cathy L. Heuser, 18, died Thursday, November 11, Highlands Regional Medical. She was born December 7, 1957, in Johnson County. Mrs. Heuser was a resident of Lowmansville. Surviving are her parents, Billie and Georgene Caudill, her husband, Lawrence G. Heuser; a daughter, Penelope J. at home; three brothers, Michael Ray, William and Anthony all of Paintsville; three sisters, Anita Sue Perkowski of Thelma, Nancy Caudill and Melissa Caudill, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Ray Caudill and Richard Williams as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

  
KING, Julia Delphia (Burton)
1906-1976
Julia Delphia King, 70, died Monday, November 29, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. King was born January 11, 1906 in Lawrence County, a daughter of Dave and Rosie Salyers Burton. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Floyd King preceded her in death in February 1963. Surviving are six sons, Floyd, Jr., Bill and Howard, all of Sitka, Charlie of Flat Gap, Mack of Paintsville, and Henry of Volga; five daughters, Cloie Cantrell and Dora King of Sitka, Emma Lemaster of Paintsville, Rosa Davis of Marion, OH, and Vina Chandler of Lowmansville; and three sisters, Lydia McKenzie of Wilbur, OH, Gartha Murton of Blaine and Irene Gragg of Charleston, WV. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 2, at the Sitka home with Reverends Woodrow Frisby, Toby Wheeler and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the King Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1976

   
LANEY, Wade
1916-1976
Wade Laney, 69, died Tuesday, November 23, at his Offutt home after an extended illness. Mr. Laney was born June 5, 1916, in Martin County, a son of Dave and Cardilla Crum Laney. He was a disabled miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Cavins Laney; three sons, Hubert and Charles, both of Michigan and Wade L. of Offutt; six daughters, Liza Hurt and Frankie Hurt, both of Emma City, MI, Evelyn Burkes and Nancy Hairston, both of Detroit, MI, Bessie Rickman of Yeild, MI and Ruby Strong of Boons Camp; a brother and sister, Arlie Laney of Offutt and Marg Smith of Thealka. Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends James K. Caudill and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Laney Cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1976

    
LEMASTER, Robert Allen
1958-1976
Robert Allen Lemaster, 18, died Monday, November 8, at his Urbana, OH home after an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born August 31, 1958, a son of Robert C, and Irene Blair Lemaster. He was a member of the Urbana Freewill Baptist Church in Urbana. Survivors in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Blair of Clifton, OH, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Luther Lemaster of Manila; and several aunts and uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11 in Urbana Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Arnold Moore officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memory Gardens near Bellfontaine, OH. Serving as pallbearers were his cousins, C. D. Webb, Danny Webb, Steve McClure, Lloyd Lemaster, Wesley Jones, and Gary Blair. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

  
MURPHY, Alice (Sadler)
1907-1976
Mrs. Alice Sadler Murphy, 69, died Sunday, November 21, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington. Mrs. Murphy was the daughter of Tom and Stella Castle Sadler. She was born August 12, 1907, at Nippa where she had been a lifetime resident. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Lloyd Murphy preceded her in death on March 21, 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Darlene Conley of Nippa, a brother, Clarence Sadler of Wittensville; two sisters, Mrs. Alka David of Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Anne Lee Ramey, of Nippa; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, November 24, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Reverends James Kelly Caudill, M. T. Womack, Jr., and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

  
MUSIC, Dewey
1898-1976
Dewey Music, 78, died Sunday, November 14, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was a resident of East Point. Mr. Music was born January 26, 1898, in Johnson County, a son of John Wesley and Sola Spradlin Music. He was a retired miner and a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mary Belle Goble Music; a daughter, Gertrude George of East Pont, two brothers, Everett Music of East Point and John Music of Ashland and three sisters, Ollie Lyons of East Point, Ruth Williams of Flat Gap and Sally Moles of Little Hocking, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

  
PELPHREY, Estill
1915-1976
Estill Pelphrey, 61, retired Penn Central Engineer, died Saturday, November 6, at 2 p.m. at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, OH. He retired November 21, 1975, after 34 years with the railroad. Mr. Pelphrey, a Xenia resident for 36 years, formerly resided at West Van Lear. He was born in Johnson County, February 9, 1915, the son of John B. and Dosha Hall Pelphrey. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 885 of Van Lear, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and El hasa Shrine of Ashland. Survivors include his widow, the former Anna Belle Venters Pelphrey, whom he married in December 1940, a daughter, Mrs. Charles R (Freda) Van Dine and a son, Jerry Pelphrey both of Xenia, OH; three sisters,, Mrs. Alka Preston of Dayton, Mrs. Thomas (Shirley) Daniels of Tutor Key and Miss Elsie Pelphrey of West Van Lear; a brother, Everett Pelphrey of West Van Lear, and three grandchildren, Michael David and Michalyn Dawn Pelphrey and Annalisa Danielle White, all of Xenia. A sister and a son, James Martin Pelphrey, preceded him in death. Services were conducted Wednesday, November 10, at Neeld Funeral Home, with burial in Valley View Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Greene Memorial’s intensive care unit or a Shriner’s Hospital of the donor’s choice. Xenia Lodge 49, F & AM, held services Tuesday, November 9. The Rev. Harold, J. Mash and Rev. J. F. Bailey of First Church of the Nazarene officiated. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

  
SPRADLIN, Albert
1898-1976
Albert Spradlin, 78, died Saturday, November 6, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Spradlin was born October 4, 1898, in Johnson County, the son of George B. and Charity Adams Spradlin. He was a resident of Denver, a retired miner and a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Lydia Arms Spradlin, three sons, Orbin C. of Paintsville, Richard of Hager Hill, and Elmon of Prestonsburg, three daughters, Audrey Blair of Ashland, Edna Lee Blair of Dayton, and Ossie Ratliff of Vanlue, OH; five brothers, Clemons D., Earl Walter and George, all of Denver and Irvine of Paintsville; a sister, Mary Jayne Picklesimer of Meally; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 8, in the Liberty Baptist Church with Herb Arms and Melvin Blanton as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

  
STAPLETON, Jay
1920-1976
Jay Stapleton, 56, died Monday, November 15, at Mt. Vernon, KY. He was born March 16, 1920 in Paintsville. He was a resident of Lexington and an employee of Greyhound Bus Company. Surviving are two sons, one daughter, two grandchildren and three sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17 in the Bluegrass Memory Gardens in Jessamine County with Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

  
TAYLOR, Bill Curt
1908-1976
Bill Curt Taylor, 68, died Saturday, November 13, at his Staffordsville residence after an extended illness. Mr. Taylor was born July 24, 1908 in Johnson County, a son of William K. and Julia E. Rice Taylor. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are five sisters, Gypsie Tackett, Mattie Spradlin, Ruby Rice and Elizabeth Conley, all of Staffordsville and Emma Fae Stafford of Bainbridge, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

    
WARD, Bennie
1898-1976
Bennie Ward, 78, died Tuesday, November 23, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV after an extended illness. He was born May 1, 1898, in Johnson County, a son of Hollis and Nola Davis Ward. Mr. Ward was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lou Ellen Reed Ward; two sons, Cecil Prater of Geneva, NY, and Jack Ward of Columbus, four daughters, Kathy Lorraine Ward and Betty Gartin, both of Paintsville, Anna Tackett of Loveland, OH, and Mary Conley of West Van Lear, a sister, Lorinza Ward of Cincinnati, OH; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, in the Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1976


 
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BEST, Stephen Lee
1944-1976
Stephen Lee Best, 32, died Saturday, December 18, in Lexington, after a serious illness. He was the son of the late William Marvin and Frankie Sue Stephens Best who survives. Mr. Best was born October 18, 1944 in Floyd County. He was a resident of Cliff, was employed as chief technician service representative for the Department of Human Resources, and was a member of the Irene Cole Memorial Baptist church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 21, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends W. D. Jaggers and Joe Hackworth officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Cliff with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Active pallbearers were Thomas Hereford, III, W. L. Baldridge, Jr., Cledes Beverly, Johnny Lafferty, Lewis Henry Dotson, Kelly Moore, Robert Moore and James Reed. Honorary pallbearers were Edgar Bingham, Jeff Vaughn, Bill Perry, Glen Anderson, James Calhoun, Billy Pruitt, Henry Lafferty and Jitter Allen. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

  
BLAIR, Elbert
1918-1976
Elbert Blair, 58, died Thursday, December 23, in the Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Blair was born October 18, 1918 in Morgan County, a son of the late Charlie Blair and Plinie Bowling Blair, who survives. He was a resident of Denver, a mechanic and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Anna Mae Spradlin Blair, four sons, Arnold Blair of Pontiac, MI, Paul Blair, Hobart Blair and Elbert Blair, Jr., all of Denver; four daughters, Alice Ratliff and Dottie Ratliff, both of Denver, Ruth Ann Blair of Leander and Debra Ratliff of Barnetts Creek; two brothers, Paul Blair and Eddie Blair, both of Shallo, OH; two sisters, Loretta Fairchild of Staffordsville and Edith Blair of Ohio; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26, in the Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Melvin Blanton and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Blair Family Cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

   
CASTLE, Ervin
1905-1976
Ervin Castle, 71, died Sunday, December 12, in the Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born August 11, 1905 in Johnson County, a son of Willie and Tellie Meadows Castle. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Manda Slone Castle; two sons, Francis Castle of Marion, OH, and William H. (Bud) Castle of Cardington, OH; three daughters, Roberta Fairchild and Sue Wallen, both of Paintsville and Alice Horne of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mary VanHoose of Volga; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 15 in the Old Union United Baptist Church with Reverends O. I. Williams and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Slone Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1976

   
CASTLE, Guy
1899-1976
Guy Castle, 77, died Thursday, December 9, in Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Castle was the son of James E. and Lue Castle, He was born January 22, 1899 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Hazel Varble of Martin and Cynthia Salyers of Louisa. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Castle Cemetery at Thealka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

    
COLVIN, Jeff
1909-1976
Jeff Colvin, 67, died Thursday, December 23 at his Oil Springs home following a brief illness. Mr. Colvin was the son of John Henry and Alice Fairchild Colvin. He was born July 15, 1909, in Johnson County, and was a veteran of World War II. His first wife, Lennie Cantrell Colvin, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Margarett Reed Colvin, three sons, Kenneth Colvin and Jimmy Colvin, both of Oil Springs, and Lowell Colvin of River; three step sons, Robert P. Reed, and Anthony Reed, both of Staffordsville and Jerry Lee Reed of Springfield, OH; two daughters, Opal McQueen of Dayton, OH and Gail Lewis of Flatwoods, KY; three brothers, Earl Colvin and Tom Colvin, both of Beaver, OH, and Manford Colvin of East Point; four sisters, Mae Blanton of Keaton, Sis Bailey of Jackson, OH, Sarah Bailey of Beaver, OH, and Molly Hitchcock of Waverly, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 26, in the Paintsville Funeral Home with Lonza Reed and James Kelly Caudill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

   
CONLEY, Walter
1895-1976
Walter Conley, 81, died Thursday, December 9, at his Frank Street home after an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born January 11, 1895, at Oil Springs, a son of John and Haley Meade Conley. He was a retired merchant. His wife, Bessie Blanton Conley, preceded him in death on December 27, 1971. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Roy Vencil and Miss Susan Conley, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday December 15, 1976

    
DANIELS, Elliott
1893-1976
Elliott Daniels, 83, died Thursday, December 2, in St. Anthony Hospital in Louisville. He was a former resident of Lowmansville. Mr. Daniels was born January 21, 1893, in Johnson County, a son of James Flem and Mary Chandler Daniels. He was a resident of Fisherville, KY, where he had lived nine years with his daughter, Marie Sartin. He had been a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church since March 1, 1934 and was a member of the OES Lowmansville No. 497 and Chandlersville Masonic Lodge No. 858. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Wheeler Daniels on July 15, 1965. Surviving are two sons, Emory Lowell of Barboursville, WV, and Havyln (Dink) of Louisville; three daughters, Marie Sartin of Fisherville, Alva Worthington of Accokeek, MD and Alma Stafford of Ashland; a brother, W. B. (Bud) Daniels of Ashland, 27 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5, in the Old Hood United Baptist church with Jessee Cordell and Florida Lyons as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Old Hood Church Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were members of Chandlersville Lodge No. 858 with the lodge also holding graveside services. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1976

   
DOSS, Kyle Samuel
1901-1976
Kyle Samuel Doss, 75, died Monday, December 6, in a Welch, WV hospital. He was born February 8, 1901 in Blacksburg, VA, a son of Eugene and Georgie Clemons Doss. Mr. Doss was a resident of Welch where he was a retired machine operator for U. S. Steel Corp. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and a member of the UMA. Surviving are his wife, Frankie Patrick Doss; two sons, Eugene and Kenny, both of Jacksonville, FL; three stepsons, Robert Ward and Luther Ward, both of Kansas City, MO, and James Ward of Moundsville, WV; two daughters, Frances Main of Gary, WV and Carolyn Doss of Morgantown, WV; and two stepdaughters, Elnor Bolden of Welch and Loretta Haynes of Edgewood, MD. Graveside rites will be held today, Wednesday, December 8 at the Patrick Cemetery at Meally with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1976

   
FRANCIS, Arley
1903-1976
Arley Francis, 73, died Wednesday, December 29, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr.Francis was born April 7, 1903 in Pike County, the son of Kenis and Serena Saylor Francis. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired miner and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his sister in law, Norma Francis of Hager hill, six nephews and five nieces. Funeral services were held, Saturday, January 1, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1977

   
FRANKLIN, Carol (Butcher)
1927-1976
Mrs. Carol Lee Franklin, 49, of Marion, OH died at her home Friday afternoon, December 3 of an apparent heart attack. A native of Williamsport, she was born August 30, 1927, a daughter of Wilbur Butcher and Addie Price Butcher. She moved to Marion in 1959. She was a past employee of Lawrence’s Market and the Fullfillment Corp. She also attended the Prospect St. United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Don, three sons, Don Franklin, Jr., of Morral, OH, Ben Franklin and Barry Franklin, both of Marion; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Brown (Gregory) of Cincinnati, and four grandchildren, two brothers, Wilbur Butcher, Jr., of Springfield, OH Phillip Butcher of Shelby, OH and one sister, Mrs. Sara Preston of Columbus, also survive. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6 at the Snyder Funeral Home in Marion by the Rev. G. Keith Nash. Burial was in Marion Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

  
MCCLURE, Wilda (Lemaster)
1901-1976
Wilda McClure, 75, died Monday, December 6, in the Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born November 11, 1901 at Winifred, a daughter of Henry and Manda Castle Lemaster. Mrs. McClure was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the United Baptist Church. She married Dewey McClure, who survives on April 14, 1923. Survivors in addition to her husband are four sons, Ruel, Douglas and Chester, all of Wittensville and Bobby Joe of Manila; five daughters, Ruby Rice, Jeane Arrowood, Betty McClure, Billie Stinson and Dordena O’Bryan, all of Wittensville, a sister, Mrs. Julia Daniel of Paintsville, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, in the Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends James K. Caudill, Bruce Daniel and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Wittensville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Lemaster, Elmo Slone, Morris Conley, Jess Songer, John L. Spears, Andy Adams, Troy Meade and Vernon Wells. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1976

   
MEADE, Goldie (Slusher)
1903-1976
Mrs. Goldie Meade, 73, died Tuesday, December 21, in the U. K. Medical Center in Lexington after a brief illness. Mrs. Meade was born August 5, 1903 in Magoffin County, a daughter of Delaney and Barbara Phipps Slusher. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Everett Meade, whom she married on September 10, 1925, a son, Ray Meade of Minford, OH, two daughters, Fay Debo of Caledonia, OH, and Darline Blakeman of Johnstown, OH; a half brother and a half sister, Clyde Phipps of Ohio and Gertrude York of Lucasville, OH; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 23 in the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the Baldwin Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

   
NEAL, Ernest D.
1899-1976
Ernest D. Neal, 77, died Monday, December 13, in Orlando, FL after a brief illness. Mr. Neal was born at Holly Hill, KY on October 22, 1899, a son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Roberts Neal. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired farmer and a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Frances Lee Neal; a son, Joe Grant Neal of Campbellsville; two daughters, Mary Alice Smith of Cold Springs, CO and Sara Elizabeth Nettinger of Huntsville, AL; two brothers, Grover Neal of Crownsville, MD, and Noble E. Neal of Grosspoint, MI; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Concord with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1976

   
PENIX, Sophia
1893-1976
Sophia Penix, 83, died Wednesday, December 8, at her Williamsport home after an extended illness. She was born April 2, 1893, in Johnson County, and was a daughter of Shade and Julina Penix Ward. Mrs. Penix was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist church. Her husband, John B. Penix, preceded her in death on May 28, 1964. Surviving are two sons, Ernest of Williamsport and Chad of Monita, VA; three daughters, Mary Bell Wells and Alice Vivian Setser, both of Williamsport and Eula Robinson of Paintsville and a sister, Mary Bell Penix of Williamsport. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Shadie Lee Walters, Ivan Butcher and Earl Muncy as officiating ministers. Burial was in the Penix Cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

   
PHELPS, Belle (Fields)
1885-1976
Belle Phelps, 91, died Wednesday, December 22, in the Crest Haven Nursing Home in Paintsville after an extended illness. Mrs. Phelps was born March 6, 1885 in Virginia and was the daughter of the late Muncie and Frances Fields. She was a resident of Van Lear and was preceded in death by her husband, John Phelps. Surviving are a son, Mack Phelps and a daughter, Ruth Gaddis of Ludlow, KY. Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Prston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

   
PRESTON, Zora (Daniel)
1887-1976
Mrs. Zora Preston, 89, died Friday, December 10, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Mrs. Preston was born December 11, 1887, in Johnson County, a daughter of David Jessie and Elizabeth Lyon Daniel. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Clarence Preston, preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Escom Chandler of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, in the Paintsville United Baptist Church with Reverends O. I. Williams and Cully Sparks officiating Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

   
RAPIER, Madge (Graf)
1942-1976
Madge Graf Rapier, 34, died Monday, December 27, in Lexington. She was born April 15, 1942, in New Albany, IN. Mrs. Rapier was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are her parents, John A. and Betty Graf; her husband, Dr. Joseph H. Rapier, Jr., two sons and a daughter, Joseph H. Rapier, III, William Thomas Rapier and Elizabeth Star Rapier, all at home; a brother, John A. Graf of Paducah. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 29, in St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. David Shockey officiating. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1977

   
ROBINSON, Wayne
1904-1976
Wayne Robinson, 72, died Thursday, December 30, in Springfield, OH, after an extended illness. He was the son of James H. and Lida Caudill Robinson and was born in Johnson County, May 27, 1904, and was a retired miner. His wife, Norma Robinson, preceded him in death on April 4, 1973. Surviving are two sons, Merlin Robinson of Springfield; a step son, Charles Burkett of Auxier; a daughter, Betty Nicholl of Springfield, and three brothers, Elzie and Homer both of Auxier and Ernest of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, in the Auxier Methodist Church with burial in the Crider Cemetery at Auxier. Jones-Preston Funeral Home handled arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1977

   
RULE, Garnet (Kirk)
1889-1976
Garnett Kirk Rule, 87, died Thursday, December 2, in the Paintsville Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Rule was born October 18, 1889, in Martin County, daughter of A. J. and Elizabeth Goble Kirk. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First Methodist Church. Her husband, Charles Tobis (Tobe) Rule, preceded her in death in 1948. Surviving are four daughters, Betsy Baker of Frankfort, Ruth Harris of Fairfax, VA, Virginia Southern of Naples, FL and Jacqueline Jayne of Mansfield Center, OH; three brothers, Chester of Deland, FL, Langley of Wichita, KS, and Louie of Paintsville; a sister, Alice Hall of Ashland; five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

  
SMITH, Sam
1901-1976
Sam Smith, 75, died Wednesday, December 15, at Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Johnson County, on January 1, 1901, a son of Tom and Martilla Brown Smith. He was a resident of Meally, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Grace Ward Smith, three sons, Dennis Smith and James Allen Smith, both of Wabash, IN, and Carl Smith of Lexington; a daughter, Anna Mae Browning of Accoville, WV, two brothers, Carl Smith of Paintsville, and Estil Smith of Thelma; three sisters, Lora Wilburn, Anna Lee Baldridge and Ruth Yates, all of Alburn, MI and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the Preston Cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1976

  
SPARKS, Sallie (Wells)
1916-1976
Mrs. Sallie Laura Sparks, 60, died Saturday, December 11, at her Paintsville home following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Shadrick and Mandy Ward Wells and was born January 9, 1916, in Johnson County. Mrs. Sparks was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Howard Sparks, a son, Howard Leslie Sparks of Morehead, four daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Daniels, Mrs. Malcolm Shearer, and Mrs. Jack Vickers, all of Paintsville and Mrs. Margaret Holbrook of Jackson; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Family cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

   
STAPLETON, Lunda S.
1907-1976
Lunda S. Stapleton, 69, died Saturday, December 25, in Enon, OH, after an extended illness. Mr. Stapleton was the son of Green F. and Nancy McKenzie Stapleton. He was born April 4, 1907, at Fuget and was a member of the United Baptist Church at Low Gap, KY. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Webb Stapleton; a son, Robert L. Stapleton of Enon; two daughters, Mrs. Carol (Eulene) McCarty of Oil Springs and Mrs. James (Nae) Marsh of Ashland; a half brother, Doug Stapleton of Flat Gap; 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1977

   
THOMPSON, James
1906-1976
James A. Thompson, 69, died Friday, December 10, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born December 17, 1906 in Johnson County, son of W. B. and Lora Stambaugh Thompson. He was a resident of Paintsville. His wife, Doris McAllister Thompson, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Edward of Kansas City, KS; four daughters, Rebecca Estep and Vickie Thompson, both of Paintsville, Ruby Wilson and Willa Mae Endicott, both of Springfield, OH, a brother, Jessie Thompson of Sitka; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 12, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Roe Cemetery at Kerz with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

   
TRIMBLE, James V.
1891-1976
James V. Trimble, 85, died Sunday, December 12, in the Mountain Manor Nursing Home at Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Mr. Trimble was the son of William H. and Sarah Alice VanHoose Trimble. He was born March 21, 1891, in Johnson County, was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Mayme Goble Trimble preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, James William of Pikeville, two daughters, Mrs. Byrd R. Isom of Louisville and Mrs. Franklin C. Cunningham of Austin, TX; a brother, Thurman Trimble of Kilbourne, OH; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

  
WATERS, Jesse
1925-1976
Jesse Waters, 51, died Thursday, December 23, in Bayer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI after a brief illness. Mr. Waters was born August 25, 1925 in Cullman, AL, a son of Paul Waters of Hanceville, Al and the late Lena Wren Waters. He was a resident of Taylor, MI, was employed by Ford Motor Company and was a member of the Woodland Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving other than his father are his wife, Joyce Daniel Waters, whom he married December 22, 1951; two sons, Steve and Barry, both at home; six brothers, Albert, Luen, Tony and Howard, all of Sidney, OH, Crandford of Cullman, AL and Bobby of Huntsville, AL; four sisters, Alma Voigt of Hanceville, AL, Hazel Morris of Tuscaloosa, AL, Dura Whatley and Glenda Harris both of Huntsville, AL. Funeral services were held December 27, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Kenny Pelphrey and James Kelly Caudill as officiating ministers. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

   
YORK, Mabel (Goodwin)
1888-1976
Mabel York, 88, died Monday, December 27, in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born January 25, 1888, in Boyd County, a daughter of B. F. and Mary Goodwin. Mrs. York was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Pollard Baptist Church in Ashland. Her husband, Carl York, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Frank York of Ashland; a daughter, Mrs. Bill Gambill of Thelma; a sister, Mrs. Loutie Henry of Ashland; one granddaughter and two great grandsons. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the Gambill Cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1977



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