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JANUARY - 1979


    
  
ARMS, Hershel
1909-1979
Hershel Arms, 69, died Monday, January 8, at his Brown Street residence. Mr. Arms was born July 18, 1909 in Johnson County, son of Dan and Polly Ratliff Arms. He was a C & O Railway employee and was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Jones Arms, February 21, 1977. Surviving are two sons, Douglas Arms, Phoenix, AZ, and John Thomas Arms, Lincoln Park, MI; two daughters, Judee Spears and Lesia Arms, Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Skidmore, Thealka; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Kerz with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

   
BALDRIDGE, Edna Mae
1933-1979
Edna Mae Baldridge, 46, died Tuesday, January 16, in Kenova, WV. Born April 22, 1933, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Tom and Florence Blevins Baldridge. Surviving are a son, Tommy Jeters, Paintsville, four brothers, Glen Baldridge, Staffordsville, John Baldridge, and Robert Baldridge, Paintsville, William Baldridge, FL; and a sister Eva Ellis, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Rockhouse Cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1979

   
BURKETT, Nora Alice (Woods)
1881-1979
Mrs. Nora Alice Burkett, 97, of Circleville, OH, died January 25 at 6:30 p.m. at her residence. Born February 13, 1881, in Floyd, she was the daughter of John Woods and Minerva Crum Woods. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Burkett on March 26, 1962.  She is survived by three sons, Ollie Burkett of Lynchburg, VA, Virgil Burkett of Kopperston, WV and Clarence Burkett of Hillsboro, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Erris (Minerva) Rucker, Circleville, OH, Mrs. Marion (Myrtle) VanHoose of Twilight, WV and Mrs. Josephine Daniel, Circleville, OH; and 22 grandchildren, one daughter Bertha, preceded her in death. Funeral services held Sunday, January 28, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Rev. R.G. Humble officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1979

   
CENTERS, Sam
1888-1979
Sam Centers, 90, died Sunday, January 14, at his Paintsville residence after an extended illness. Born Oct 2, 1888 in Floyd County, son of John and Mary Blair Centers, he was a retired painter and miner and a member of the First Freewill Baptist church, Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hazlett Centers; four daughters, Mrs. Herbert Arms, Hager Hill, Mrs. Glenn Webb, Southside, Mrs. Campbell Underwood, Porter, OH, and Mrs. Franklin Lancaster, Frankfort; two half-sisters, Mrs. Willie Yates, Williamson, WV, and Mrs. Belle Duncan, TN; a half brother, John Centers, Thealka; 31 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan 17, in the First Freewill Baptist church, Paintsville, with Revs. C.C. Hall and Norman Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

  
DEBOARD, Jay
1979
Jay DeBoard, 43, died Sunday, Jan 21, at his Hazard residence after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County, son of Kennis and Mary Daniels DeBoard and was a retired miner. Surviving are two sons, Randell DeBoard, Grove Port, OH, and Kennis DeBoard, Paintsville; three daughters, Eula Faye Dandera, Blacklick, OH, Barbara Goodson, Ashland, and Vonda Wise, Lexington; three sisters, Mamie Hayeslett, Paintsville, Dorothy Woodard, Detroit, MI, and Daisy Lively, Louisville; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 24, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1979

   
FRAIM, Carl Homer
1896-1979
Carl Homer Fraim, 81, died Wednesday, January 3, in Shelbyville, KY., after an extended illness. Mr. Fraim was born August 12, 1896, in Ohio Co., KY, son of the late William Sherman and Nancy Payton Fraim. He was a resident of Paintsville, a merchant and banker, a Shriner and a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Ward Fraim; two sons, Dr. Jerry Fraim, Paintsville, and Paul C. Fraim, Columbia, KY; a daughter, Nancy F. McKenzie, Paintsville; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, January 4, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Graham Abbott and Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

   
GEORGE, Elias
1901-1979
Elias George, 77, died Sunday, January 7, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born May 25, 1901 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elisha and Julia Brown George. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired C & O Railroad employee and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His first wife, Bertha Webb George preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Alka Helton George; 3 sons, Gene George of Warsaw, IN, Elias George Jr. of Kansas and Chester George of Texas; 2 daughters, Julia Young of Kenova, WV and Dottie Mead of Whitehouse; 2 brothers, Lundie George of Ulysses and Homer George of Urbana, OH; a sister Virgie Meadows of Greenup; 16 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 10, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Ellis Hamilton and Byrd Webb officiating. Burial was in Burke Cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10. 1979

    
GREENE, Georgia (Frazier)
1886-1979
Mrs. Georgia Greene, 92, died Tuesday, Jan 9, in DeKalb County General Hospital, Decatur, GA. Born Oct 24, 1886 in Wayne, WV, she was the daughter of Nathan and Rebecca Jane Ratliff Frazier. Mrs. Greene was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the First Church of God. Her husband, J. M. Greene, preceded her in death July 26, 1962. Surviving are two sons, Paul Greene, Philippi, WV, and Thomas L. Greene, Flatwoods, two daughters, Mrs. Faye Holbrook, Paintsville, and Mrs. Rebecca Inskip, Decatur, GA; a sister, Mrs. Cora Copley, Lavalette, WV; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 12, in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

   
GRIFFITH, Virgil
1916-1979
Virgil (Cowboy) Griffith, 62, died Thursday, January 11, at his Lancer residence after an extended illness. He was born February 11, 1916 in Floyd County, son of Doke and Minta Combs Griffith; a son, John Logan Griffith, Prestonsburg; three sisters, Birdie Wells, Prestonsburg, Myrtle Kelly, Lexington, SC, and Wanda Trusty, Richmond, VA. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 14, in Lancer Baptist Church, Prestonsburg, with Rev. Lloyd Senters officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

   
HELTON, Hobart
1916-1979
Hobart Helton, 62, died Thursday, January 11, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Born February 27, 1916, in Harlan County, he was the son of Harm and Maggie Farley Helton. He was a resident of Paintsville, a merchant, and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Hortense Roberts Helton, and six brothers, Lawrence of Corbin, Nathaniel of Cleve, Walter and Charles of Harlan, and Elidge of Louisville. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

   
HOWE, Glenn R.
1887-1979
Glenn R. Howe, 91, formerly of Lewisburg, died January 20 in Fairfield Nursing Home in Crownsville, MD, where he had been a patient for the past year. Mr. Howe  was a farmer/landowner in Mason County and for 25 years drove a school bus for Lewisburg school. He was a member of Marysville First Baptist Church.  He was born December 17, 1887, in Johnson County, son of James Henry and Minta Spears Howe. His wife, Mary Brummet Howe, who he married Feb. 6, 1907 died in Nov. 25, 1975. A foster son, First Sgt. Warren G. Stambaugh died in World War II. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Haux of Annapolis, MD; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 24, at the Brell Funeral Home in Maysville with burial in Wedonia Cemetery in Mason County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1979

   
RICE, Willie
1923-1979
Willie Rice, 55, of Dayton, OH died Saturday, Jan 27 in Miami Valley Hospital. He was born April 14, 1923, at Asa, son of James C. and Sally Burke Rice. He was married to the former Rebecca Groves of West Van Lear, who survives. He worked 28 years at Delco Products Division of General Motors, retiring in 1973. Survivors in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Patricia k. Rice at home; three sisters, Mint Lewis, Grove City, OH, Veva Spradlin, Hager Hill, and Goldie Crace, Jackson, OH, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan 30 at Tobias Funeral Home in Beavercreek Twp., with Rev Hobert Ashby and Rev. Lester Harbold officiating. Interment was in Valley View Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Blair, Eldon Caudill, Phillip Caudill, Mike Turner, Jerry Nutt, and Maderia Lynn Dawson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1979

   
LOWE, Allie (Lovejoy)
1909-1979
Allie Lovejoy Lowe, 69, died Saturday, January 20, in Highlands Regional Medical center after an extended illness. Born August 29, 1909 in Lincoln Co., WV, she was the daughter of Anderson and Martha Cooper Lovejoy and was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Lowe, three sons, John Palmer, West Van Lear, Jack Palmer and Danny Joe Brown, Cleveland, OH, a daughter, Judy Plummer, Atlanta GA; three brothers, Don Lovejoy and Charles Lovejoy, Cleveland, OH, and Harley Lovejoy, Ranger, WV; three sisters, Goldie Adams, Cleveland, OH, Lucy Evans, Brecksville, OH, and Eula Mae Conley, West Van Lear; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Charles Banks and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1979

   
MANN, Allie (Music)
1891-1979
Allie M. Mann, 87, died Wednesday, January 3, in Oakland City, IN, after an extended illness. Mrs. Mann was born September 12, 1891, in Johnson County, daughter of Charlie and Martha Powers Music. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Mann. Surviving are two sons, Logan Mann, East Liverpool, OH, and Henry Mann, Wabash, IN, two daughters, Dixie Cantrell, Mackey, IN, and Liza Sisco, Eastern, IN, a sister, Mrs. Virgie McCloud, OH, and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Elzie Banks officiating. Burial was in Mann Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

   
MOLLETT, Stella (Ward)
1917-1979
Stella Ward Mollett, 61, died Friday Jan 5, in Highland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Mollett was born Feb 18, 1917 in Johnson County, a daughter of Elias and Exer Baldridge Ward. She was a resident of Williamsport, a teacher, and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Forest Mollett; three daughters, Exer Jane Pass, Williamsport; Elizabeth Flashner, Old Bridge, NJ, and Jean Marie Dorton, Paintsville; a brother and sister, Myrtle Boyd of Mansfield, OH and Guy Ward of Louisa. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the Ward Family cemetery, Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

   
SALYER, Grace (Lemaster)
1898-1979
Mrs. Grace Salyer, 80, died Friday, January 19, in Columbus, OH. She was born June 4, 1898 in Johnson County, daughter of Jacob and Priscilla McFarland Lemaster. Mrs. Salyer was a resident of Columbus, a retired employee of State Hospital and a member of the First Church of God.  Surviving are a son, Woodrow Salyer, of Oil Springs; four daughters, Evelyn Pennington, of Jackson, OH, Mary Jo Parrigan, Opal Anderson and Betty Donaldson all of Columbus, OH; a brother, Floyd Lemaster of Brookville, FL; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, January 23 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. J.T. Womack, Jr. and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1979

   
SLAGEL, Joseph
1979
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 22, at Fort Myers, FL, for Joseph S. Slagel, 70, a former area resident and retired president of Cumberland Petroleum Company. Mr. Slagel was instrumental in initiating the water flooding process for oil recovery in Magoffin County in the early ‘50’s. Survivors include his wife, the former Charloette Dooley of Morehead, two daughters, Susan S. Braun of Cincinnati and Louise Slagel of Atlanta, GA and two grandchildren, Joey and Jennifer Braun of Cincinnati. Burial was at Ft. Myers. The Slagels had lived in Lexington since about 1960, and had moved to Fort Myers in the mid ‘70’s. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1979

   
SMALLWOOD, James Harold
1941-1979
James Harold Smallwood, 37, died Tuesday, Jan 9, in Chillicothe Medical Center in OH. He was born July 15, 1941 in Pikeville, son of the late Phines Smallwood and Laura Thacker Smallwood of Hillier. Mr. Smallwood was a resident of McArthur, OH, and a truck driver for Great Lakes Construction Co., Athens, OH. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Auxier Smallwood; two sons, Timothy and Richard, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Murphy, McArthur, OH, Rebecca Lynn, Debra Sue and Doris Ann, all at home; two brothers, Adam Smallwood, Dayton, OH and Donald Smallwood, Hillier; a sister, Mrs. Bethel Johnson, Paintsville; one grandson. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan 11 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1979

   
STAFFORD, Chris Anthony
1964-1979
Chris Anthony Stafford, 14, died Friday, January 5, in Pontiac, MI. Born February 23, 1964 in Xenia, OH, he was a student at Warner Junior High in Xenia. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Patricia Stafford Shaw, grandmother, Mrs. Betty Bayes, Xenia, great grandmother, Mrs. Maymie Robinson Trimble, Paintsville, two sisters, Lynett Stafford and Dawn Shaw, Xenia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John F. Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, Turner Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

   
STAFFORD, May
1884-1979
May Florence Stafford, 94, succumbed January 22 after a brief illness, at her Paintsville home.  She was the daughter of Francis Marion and Marietta Lavender Stafford and was born May 16, 1884.  Ms. Stafford had taught drama and expression at the college level, and had also been employed by the Civil Service in various areas of the country. She returned to Paintsville and in 1954 restored the family home, which later was made a state landmark by the Kentucky Heritage Commission. She is survived by ah brother, DeWitt Stafford and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral was held January 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers included Charles T. Melvin, Proctor Brown, Robert M. Conley, O.T. Dorton, Dr. Paul B. Hall, Dr. Robert a. Hall, J.K. Wells and J.B. Wells, Jr. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 31, 1979

   
STAMBAUGH, Kenneth Brown
1924-1979
Kenneth Brown Stambaugh, 54, died Tuesday, Jan 16, in Villa Convalescent Center, Troy, OH. He was born April 13, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of the late Hubert Stambaugh and Ethel Brown Stambaugh and was a resident of Troy, OH. Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, James Stambaugh, New Carlisle, OH, and Bob Stambaugh, Dayton, OH; and three sisters, Erma Cantrell, Fairborn, Peggy Stambaugh, Cincinnati, and Patricia Shropshire, Dayton. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 24, 1979

   
WARD, Gladys (McFaddin)
1912-1979
Gladys M. Ward, 66 formerly of River, died Wednesday, Jan 3 in McLinden Clinic, Columbia, SC after an extended illness.  Born June 29, 1912 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Ross McFaddin and Monnie McCarty McFaddin, Her husband, Roma Ward, preceded her in death. Surviving in addition to her mother are four daughters, Nila Reeves, W. Columbia, SC, Sue Butcher, Franklin, OH, Karen Trent, Lexington, SC, and Roma Lou Allen of Dayton, OH; two sisters, Gertrude VanHoose, Paintsville and Beatrice Hirst, Brooksville, FL; two brothers, Russell McFaddin of Paintsville, and Ross McFaddin, Jr. of Miami, FL and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, Jan 6 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 1979

    
WELLS, Eugene
1913-1979
Eugene Wells, 65, died Tuesday, January 9, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born January 17, 1913, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Prestonsburg, an employee of Pitston Coal, and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Alma Wells Wells, a son, Ralph Wells, Prestonsburg, and five daughters, Joyce O’Connor and Gayle Pfiefer, Columbus, OH, Gwen Alexander and Susie Hager, Prestonsburg, and Elaine Branham, Huntington, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, January 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Pack officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 17, 1979



 
FEBRUARY - 1979


  
 
CASTLE, Hester
1896-1979
Hester Castle, 82, died Sunday, February 4, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born in Johnson County, August 15, 1896, daughter of Julius and Florence Witten Burchett. She was a resident of Nippa and a member of the Boons Camp Church of Christ. Her husband, Walter Castle, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Quentin Castle, Paintsville; Walter Castle, Jr. Stambaugh, and James W. Castle, River; a daughter, Opal Rice of Oil Springs; a brother, Eddie Burchett, Oil Springs; 8 grandsons and two great granddaughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 7, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Roy Meadows Cemetery, Nippa, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

   
CASTLE, Russell
1905-1979
Russell Castle, 73, died Thursday, Feb 15, in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Castle was born April 18, 1905 in Johnson County, son of Bascom and Nancy Arrowood Castle. He was a resident of Tutor Key and a retired miner. His wife, Eula Daniel Castle, preceded him in death Feb 27, 1976. Surviving are four sons, Richard Joe, Paintsville, Ray Bob, Tutor Key, Ralph, West Van Lear, and Robert, River; five daughters, Ruth Rigsby and Rushie Blanton, Paintsville, Ruby Craven, Lowmansville, Roberta Conley, Thealka, and Janet Sue Pack, Tutor Key; two brothers, Jay Castle, Tutor Key and Bott Castle, Thealka; and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Preston, Detroit, MI. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 18, in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends James K. Caudill, Harold Conley, and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1979

   
CONLEY, Virginia
1891-1979
Virginia Conley, 87, died Sunday, Feb 25, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born December 1, 1891, in Floyd County, daughter of Henry M. and Nancy Jane Spradlin Conley. She was a resident of Louisville, a retired seamstress and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Luther Conley and Kermit Conley, Leander, Juanita Ramey and pearl Baldridge, Louisville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 27, in East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

   
CRAFT, Elizabeth Ann
1977-1979
Elizabeth Ann Craft, 16 months, died Tuesday, February 27, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. She was born September 28, 1977, in Pikeville, daughter of Mike and Deborah Ratliff Craft of Hager Hill. She is survived by her grandparents, Mrs. Helen Craft, Paintsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Ivel Ratliff, East McDowell. Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Rex Sublett, Jack Joseph, Mike Kazee and Paul Wilbur Daniel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1979

  
DILLS, Georgene (Bayes)
1923-1979
Mrs. Georgene Dills, 55, died Thursday, Feb 8, in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Dills was born April 21, 1923, in Johnson County, daughter of Warren and Martha Jane Burchett Bayes. She was a resident of Nippa and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "hard" Dills Oct 23, 1978. Surviving are a son, Eugene Dills, Johnstown, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Crislip, Flatwoods and Mrs. Mable Dills, Nippa; two brothers, Virgil Bayes and Ervin Bayes, Ashland, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. hall and Rev. Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Roy Meadows  Cemetery, Nippa, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

   
FYFFE, Proctor
1918-1979
Proctor Fyffe, 61, died Thursday, February 1, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Born January 25, 1918, in Johnson County, he was the son of John H. and Pearlie Holbrook Fyffe, and was a resident of Greenup. Surviving are his wife, Mary Fyffe; a son, R.C. Fyffe of Cleveland, OH; a daughter, Bonnie West of Russell; 2 sisters, Dixie Hamilton and Cynthia Bayes of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Edgar N. VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Hones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1979

    
HOWARD, Phyllis
1936-1979
Phyllis Howard, 42, died Wednesday, Feb 14, in Lexington after a brief illness. Born April 18, 1936, in Martin County, she was a resident of Tomahawk and a member of Sulfer Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents Ralph and Della Smith Fitzpatrick, her husband, John Edison Howard; three sons and two daughters, Thomas Allen, James Wesley, Lowell Ray, Deborah Marie and Vera Melinda, all of Tomahawk; six brothers, Forest J., Ravenswood, WV, MacRay, Larry and Garry, Tomahawk, Ernie, Ashland and Paul, Prestonsburg; and a sister, Sandy Diane Ferrin, Vallejo, CA. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 17, in White Sulfer Springs Baptist church with Sammie Branham officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery, Davella, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

   
JOHNSON, Madge
1903-1979
Madge Johnson, 75, died Saturday, Feb 10, in Resurrection Hospital, Chicago, IL, after an extended illness. She was born May 10, 1903, in Johnson County. Her husband, Julius Johnson preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Peggy Blair, Paintsville, Neva Lee DePalma, Chicago, IL, Betty Woods, Columbus, OH, and Edelene Reed, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a brother, Dallas McKenzie, Ashland; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb 14 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with John Salyers and Tommie Reynolds officiating. Burial  will be in Stafford Cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

    
JOHNSON, Paul
1926-1979
Paul Johnson, 53, died Monday, Feb 19, at his Dayton, OH, home after a brief illness. He was born Jan 20, 1926 in Johnson County, son of the late Ruth Fairchild Johnson and Farra Johnson. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Maxie Dye Johnson, two sons, Paul E. Johnson and Ronald R. Johnson, Dayton; four daughters, Geraldine Miller, Rosa Lee Osborne and Diane Gilbert of Dayton, and Judy Stewart of Englewood, OH; a brother, William H. Johnson, Kettering, OH, two sisters, Ruby McKenzie, Trotwood, OH, and Jewell Crace, Hager Hill; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb 22, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Stapleton and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

    
MEADE, Robert C.
1935-1979
Funeral services were conducted Monday, for Robert C. (Bob) Meade, 43, of Paintsville, three days after he was found shot to death on a rural Johnson County road. Kentucky State Police detective Keith Scott said that Meade was pronounced dead on arrival at Highlands Regional Hospital at approximately 7 a.m. Friday as a result of three gunshot wounds. Scott said that Meade, a supervisor for Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company, was fond beside his car on Davis Branch Road at approximately 6:45 a.m. Friday morning, fifteen minutes after he had left his Davis Branch home for work. He was discovered by four coal company employees also enroute to work. No motive has yet been determined in the case, but detective Scott indicated that Meade’s watch, billfold and rings were missing. Meade graduated from Paintsville High School in 1953 where he was a member of the PHS basketball team. HE joined the Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company in 1955 as a regular laborer. According to Roger T. Daniel, personnel supervisor for the company, “Bob Meade was on of the most universally respected men in the company. He had a dynamic personality and made things happen.” Meade was promoted to field foreman in 1965 and in 1967 moved to district supervisor. In 1971 he was promoted to assistant supervisor of production, the position he held at the time of his death. HE was also a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge 357 F & AM. Meade is survived by his wife, Esther Parsley Meade and one son, Bobby Meade, of Lexington. Funeral services were conducted Monday with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville.

MEADE, Robert C.
1935-1979
Robert C. Meade, 43, died Friday, February 2. Mr. Meade was born March 23, 1935, in Johnson County, son of Cecil and Blanche VanHoose Meade. He was a resident of Davis Branch Road, Paintsville, a supervisor for Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company and a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge 357 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Esther Parsley Meade and one son, Bobby Meade, Lexington. Funeral services were held Monday, February 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Masonic Lodge 357 F & AM held Masonic services. Burial was in Highland in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Danny Pugh, Luther Conley, Paul Lemaster, Tom Daniel, Donald Chaffin, Robert Hall, Lafe Scott and Preston Nichols. Honorary pallbearers were Darwin Reed, Billy James, Tom Harmond, Don Daniel, Larry Francis, John D. Webb, Garver Shepherd and Tom Hayes. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1979

   
MEEKS, Forest
1915-1979
Forest Meeks, 63, died Tuesday, Feb 13, in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Meeks was born in Johnson County June 15, 1915, son of Aaron and Katherine Sammons Meeks. He was a resident of East Point, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Hatfield Meeks, five sons, Billy Meeks, Grand Rapids, MI, Ernie L. Meeks, Vernon Meeks and Ricky Meeks, East Point and Forest Meeks, Jr., Sitka; three daughters, Sandra L. Conley, Helen Watkins and Kathleen Meeks, Grand Rapids, MI; three sisters, Mollie Williamson, Verna Mollett and Brooksie Leeke, all of Ashland, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1979

   
MULLINS, Basil
1913-1979
Basil T. Mullins, 65, died Monday, Feb 5, at Morehead. Mr. Mullins was born April 21, 1913, in Johnson County, son of the late William H. and Elizabeth Rose Mullins; three sons, Basil Mullins, Jr., Lexington, Thomas E. Mullins and William C. Mullins, Paintsville; five brothers, Jess of Red Bush, Mort of Keaton, Charlie of Campbellsville, Harold of Wheelersburg, OH and Bobby E. of Paintsville; and three sisters, Pearl Mullins, Martha, Maude Hay, Lucasville, OH and Polly Huff, Lexington. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

    
MURRAY, Adrian
1979-1979
Adrian Hope Murry, infant daughter of Jim Bob and Jonna Blanton Murry of Meally, died Monday, Feb 12, in U.K. Medical center, Lexington. She was born Feb 11 in Ashland.  Also surviving are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Blanton, Tutor Key and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Murry, Meally. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb 13, at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Elder C. J. Sparks officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1979

    
MURRAY, Laura
1907-1979
Laura Murry, 71, died Sunday, Feb 11, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born Oct 18, 1907 in Carter County, she was the daughter of Green and Della Cook Morris. Mrs. Murry was a resident of Meally, and a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Otto Murry, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Bill Murry, Meally, KY; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb 14, at 11 a.m. in Buffalo United Baptist Church, Meally; with Elders Martin Lemaster, Ivan Butcher and Arnie Murry officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1979

  
MURRAY, Otto
1901-1979
Otto Murry, 77, died Thursday, Feb 22, in Old Masonic Home, Shelbyville, after an extended illness. Born Sep 15, 1901, in Johnson County, he was the son of Cyrus and Susan Fairchild Murry. He was a resident of Meally, owner of Murry Ashland Oil at Meally, a member of the United Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F &AM. His wife, Laura Murry, preceded him in death Feb 11, 1979. Surviving are a son, Bill Burry, Meally, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Masonic services were conducted by Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 Saturday, Feb 24. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 25, in Buffalo United Baptist church, Meally, with Elders Martin Lemaster, Arnie Murray, Glen Arrowood and Jarrett Caudill officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

   
PRESTON, Ollie (Daniel)
1891-1979
Mrs. Ollie Daniel Preston, 87, died Saturday, Feb 24, in River View Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born July 12, 1891, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Martin and Rachel Pennington Wheeler. Mrs. Preston was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church since 1904. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Orlando Daniel, Feb 24, 1938 and L. T. Preston. Surviving are three sons, Hershel Daniel, Madisonville, Clarence Daniel, Logan, WV and William Daniel, Ashland, six daughters, Hazel Grim, Agnes Ross and Elizabeth Davis, Paintsville, Norma Davis, Huntington, WV Ruby Arms, Portsmouth, OH and Freda Conley, Danville; 32 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 26, in Paintsville United Baptist church with Elders B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Daniel Cemetery, Sitka, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

   
REED, Arthur
1887-1979
Arthur Reed, 91, died Sunday, February 4, in Paintsville Hospital. He was born in Johnson County, October 17, 1887, son of Ben and Louise Wheeler Reed. He was a resident of Staffordsville and a retired miner. His wife, Callie Spradlin Reed, preceded him in death April 11, 1972.  Surviving are a son, Sam Reed of Louisville; 4 daughters, Garnett VanHorn of Louisville, Ethel Hale of West Prestonsburg, Josephine Pate of Amarillo, TX and Wilma Lemaster of Jeffersonville, IN; 2 sisters, May Williams of Volga and Eula Johnson of Harrodsburg; 26 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren.  Services held in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle, Rev. Melvin Blanton and Elder Lonza Reed officiating.  Burial was in Glenn Williams Cemetery, Riceville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1979

   
SHERMAN, May
1891-1979
May Sherman, 87, died Saturday, Feb 24, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mrs. Sherman was born Nov 17, 1891, in Johnson County, daughter of H.C.H. and Katherine Rice Conley. She was a resident of Paintsville, a member of the First Christian Church and D.A.R. Her husband, Fred Sherman preceded her in death March 29, 1969. Surviving is a son, Clarence Frederick "Bake" Sherman of Winter Park, FL. Special D.A.R. services were held Sunday night, Feb 25, at Jones-Preston Home Chapel and funeral services were held Monday, February 26, with Cecil Sherman and Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

   
SKAGGS, Esta (Skaggs)
1908-1979
Esta Skaggs, 70, died Tuesday, Feb 13 in Ohio University Hospital, Columbus, OH after an extended illness. She was born May 4, 1908, in Johnson County, daughter of Cornelious and Carrie Orsborne Skaggs, Mrs. Skaggs was a resident of Columbus, a retired nurse and a member of the Red Bush Baptist Church. Her husband, Ervin Skaggs, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Paul Wright, Columbus, a brother, Homer Skaggs, Louisville; and two sisters, Dessie Skaggs, Louisa, and Lexie Skaggs, Red Bush. Graveside services were held Sunday, Feb 18, with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Red Bush, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1979

  
SPENCER, Nathaniel
1977-1979
Nathaniel Spencer, 2, died Wednesday, February 21, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born January 18, 1977, son of Billy and Betty Sisco Spencer, West Van Lear. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Billy Joe and Teena Louise, both at home; paternal grandparents, Otto and Zona Spencer, East Point, and maternal grandparents, Paris and Ruby Sisco, Meally. Funeral services were held Friday, February 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roy Burkhart and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 28,1979

   
STAMBAUGH, Mrs. Anna (Sellards)
1900-1979
Mrs. Anna Stambaugh, 78, died Saturday, Feb 17, in Highland Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Stambaugh was born Sep 7, 1900 in Magoffin County, daughter of Floyd and Pearlie Penix Sellards. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Her husband, George Stambaugh, preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are a son, Gordon Ray Stambaugh of Sitka, seven daughters, Ethel Broce, Harrodsburg, Avenell Slone, Betty Ramey and Georgie Davis, Sitka; Dorothy Stambaugh, Barnetts Creek, Edna Salyers, Coal Grove, OH and Jean Osborne, Columbus; three half-brothers, Raleigh Sellards, Chesapeake, OH, Jim Penix and Sam Penix of FL; 36 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1979

   
TRIMBLE, Mrs. Lelia (Caudill)
1896-1979
Mrs. Lellia Trimble, 83, died Monday, Jan 29, at her Beaver, OH home after a brief illness. Born Jan 19, 1896 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of John and Lou Adams Caudill. Mrs. Trimble was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Pierce Trimble, preceded her in death April 5, 1974. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Buretta Nutt, Beaver, OH, and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb 1, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 7, 1979

   
VANHOOSE, Vencil
1916-1979
Vencil VanHoose, 63, died Tuesday, Feb 13, in Riverside Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after a brief illness. Born Jan 23, 1916, in Johnson County, he was the son of Emanuel and Ora May Bland VanHoose, and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are a son, Elemuel VanHoose, Paintsville, three brothers, James M. VanHoose and Lester VanHoose of Cincinnati, OH and Alvin VanHoose, Paintsville; four sisters, Marie Crum and Gladys Ward, Paintsville and Opal Montgomery, Flat Gap and Anna Beth Harper, Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 21, 1979

   
WALLER, Minnie (Lewis)
1894-1979
Minnie Lewis Waller, 84, died Sunday, Feb 4, in Wabash Medical Center, Wabash, IN, after an extended illness. Born July 25, 1894, at Williamsport, she was the daughter of Avery and Matilda Preston Lewis. Mrs. Waller was a member of Boons Camp United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Green Waller. Surviving are two sons, Cecil Waller, Boons Camp, and Raymond Waller, Wabash, IN; six daughters, Nellie Baltimore, Dryden, VA, Matilda Mollett, Blaine, Buna Crum and Beulah Dutton, Wabash, IN, Faye Farley, Williamson, WV and Leasta Wilfong, Vinton, OH; three half sisters, Callie Collins, Van Lear, Maxie Dennison and Stella Lackey, Boons Camp; five half brothers, Norman Daniels, Ora Daniels, Joshua Daniels and Orville Daniels, Boons Camp and Shiloah Daniels, WV; 43 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb 7, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Nim Sturgill, Richard Mollett and James Preece officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979

   
WELLS, Bertha (Webb)
1897-1979
Bertha Webb Wells, 81, died Tuesday, February 6, at her Van Lear residence. Mrs. Wells was born November 17, 1897, in Floyd County, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Kelly Wells, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons, Jess Webb, Hager Hill, Dow Webb and Kelly Webb, Prestonsburg, Chester Webb and Arthur Webb, Van Lear; and three daughters, Irene McKenzie, Auxier, Elsie Ramey, Paintsville, and Bernice Austin, Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clifford Austin and Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1979



 
MARCH - 1979


   
  
CASTLE, Clarence
1917-1979
Clarence Mitchell Castle, 62, died Monday, March 12, in Highland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born March 12, 1917 in Johnson County, son of Oscar and Seferd Daniels Castle. Mr. Castle was a resident of Northgate Subdivision, Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Alene Campbell Castle, a son, Charles Roger Castle, Dayton, OH; three brothers, Rev. Jerry Castle, Paintsville, Ernest R. Castle, Dayton and Oscar W. Castle, Guthrie, KY, and a sister, Cathleen Stull, St. Petersburg, FL. Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Clark-Castle Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

   
COLLINS, Mary (Vanhoose)
1944-1979
Mary Collins, 35, died Thursday, March 22, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born January 17, 1944 in Johnson County, daughter of Willie VanHoose and the late Stella VanHoose, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Homer Collins; two sons, Jimmy Ray Collins and Daniel Wallace Collins, at home; two brothers, Frank VanHoose, West Van Lear, and William VanHoose, Florida. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Meredith Spurlock officiating. Burial was in Boyd Cemetery, Louisa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

   
DENNISON, Maxie
1906-1979
Maxie Dennison, 72, died Saturday, March 24, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born August 18, 1906, in Johnson County, daughter of Josh and Matilda Preston Daniels. She was a resident of Boons Camp and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, James Dennison preceded her in death.  Surviving are five sons, Lester Ramey, Columbus, James Luther Ramey, Logan, W. VA., Purvis Dennison, Wabash, Ind., Leo Dennison and Arlo Dennison of Boons Camp; two step sons, James Dennison, Jr. of Logan, W. VA., and Roswell Dennison of Gallion, Tenn.; three daughters, May Flora Crum of Boons Camp, Yvonne Mollett and Vivian Mollett of Dehue, W. VA. ang three step daughters, Veneda Faye Collins, Ernestine Spears, and Louise Wells of Van Lear. Five brothers, John Daniels, Norman Daniels, and Ora Daniels of Boons Camp, Orville Daniels of Van Lear, and Shilo Daniels of Logan, W. VA.; two sisters, Callie Collins of Van Lear and Stella Mae Lacky of Boons Camp; 36 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.  Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1979

   
ESTEP, Hantsford
1890-1979
Hantsford Estep, 88, died Wednesday, March 21, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Estep was born July 16, 1890, in Johnson County, son of Richard and Louraine Frances Ramey Estep. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Julia Ann Young Estep, preceded him in death February 14, 1974. Surviving are a son, Manford Estep, Enon, OH; two daughters, Flora Sizemore, Fort Wayne, IN, and Evelyn Picklesimer, Flat Gap; three brothers, Harrison Estep, Prestonsburg, Sheridan Estep, Red Bush, and Charles Estep, Columbus, a sister, Exer Salyers, West Virginia, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, in Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Elna, with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating.  Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Fuget, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

   
FAIRCHILD, Nora (Blair)
1898-1979
Nora Fairchild, 80, died Friday, March 23, at her Leander residence after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Fairchild was born September 16, 1898, at Barnetts Creek, daughter of Leander and Clarenda Rice Blair. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Paris H. Fairchild, March 22, 1963. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mayme Blair and Elaine Brown of Leander; a brother, Verlie Blair of Mont Coal, VA; 8 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, in Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander, with Elders Jimmy Cloud, Willie Bowling, James H. Blair and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

   
FERGUSON, Nollie (Murray)
1912-1979
Mrs. Nollie Ferguson, 67, died Sunday, March 11 in Paintsville Hospital. She was born July 13, 1912 in Johnson County and was a resident of Flat Gap. Surviving are her husband, Lundy Ferguson; four sons, Russell, Walter, Virgil and Douglas, all of Flat Gap, five daughters, Betty Parker and Erlene Lawson, Blaine, Mary Ferguson and Carol Franklin, Flat Gap, and Florie King, Thealka; a brother, Arthur Murray, Columbus, OH and two sisters, Merzie Cox, Columbus, and Emma Sparks, Plain City, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 14, at 11 a.m. in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist church with Rev. Lafe Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1979

   
FRAZIER, Matt
1979-1979
Matt Elliott Frazier, infant son of Tim and Rachael Williams Frazier, died Wednesday, March 21, in Highlands Regional Medical center. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Tera and Scotty Williams and paternal grandparents, Virginia and Curly Frazier. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 22, in Williams Cemetery, with Guy Frazier officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

   
HARRIS, Nova (Sparks)
1901-1979
Nova Harris, 77, died Monday, March 12, in Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born October 4, 1901, in Johnson County, daughter of Albert and Mille Phillips Sparks, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are her husband, Jim Harris, three sons, Ray Harris, Van Lear, Earl Harris, Clearwater, FL, and Paul Harris, Dayton, OH; two daughters, Anna Riendeau, Jackson, MI, and Tera Eckman, Ft. Meyers, FL; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Harris Cemetery at Winifred with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

   
KISENBERG, Pearl (Davis)
1898-1979
Pearl Davis Kusenberg, 80, died Thursday, March 29, in St. Cloud, FL after an extended illness.  She was born November 14, 1898 in Johnson County, daughter of E. P. and Mary J. Blackburn Davis. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Kusenberg. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Caudill and Mrs. Sybil Riggs, of St. Cloud, FL and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services held Monday, April 2 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.C. Blythe officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1979

   
LYONS, Pearl (Moore)
1899-1979
Pearl Lyons, 80, formerly of Paintsville, died Tuesday, mar 20, in San Diego, CA. She was born Feb 13, 1899 in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Samuel and Elen Boggs Moore, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Charlie Lyons; three sons, Charles Clarence Lyons, Garden Grove, CA, Robert C. Lyons, Chula Vista, CA, and George Ellen Lyons; two daughters, Mary Louise Leady, Columbus, OH and Helen Jean Kiernan, Long Beach, CA; five sisters, Dolly Blythe, Anna Lee Craft, Dorothy Hardy and Arvena Leming, all of Columbus and Belva Kelly, Ashland; two brothers, Wick Moore, Ashland and Clem Moore, Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Mar 26, in the First Freewill Baptist church, Paintsville, with Revs. Lowell Webb and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Jones-Preston Funreal Home was in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Hamilton, Bob Lyons, Cotton Preston, Marvin McFaddin, Tubby Blanton and Elvan Conley. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

  
LYONS, Robert
1958-1979
Robert Lloyd Lyons, 20, died Wednesday, Mar 7 in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born Mar 22, 1958, in Johnson County, he was the son of Frank and Loraine Staniford Lyons. He was a resident of Paintsville and an employee of Big Sandy Bowling Lanes. Surviving in addition to his parents are three brothers, James Michael, Rick, and Gary, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and John Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1979

   
MCCRASKEY, Delora (Hensley)
1914-1979
Mrs.Delora McCraskey, 64, died Friday, March 16, in her Paintsville home. She was born October 16, 1914 in Cabell County, WV, daughter of Halsey and Emma Miller Hensley, and was a retired nurse. Surviving are two nephews, Bill and Jerry Hensley, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Huntington, WV with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

   
MCKENZIE, Bill
1902-1979
Bill McKenzie, 76, died Monday, March 5, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born July 28, 1902, in Johnson County, he was the son of Sherman and Mammie Chandler McKenzie. His wife Tennie Bowens McKenzie preceded him in death.  Surviving are 3 sons; Carl and Gene of Thealka and Irvin of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Edith Travis of Thealka and Marie Conley of Columbus; a sister Minnie Lemaster of Plain City, OH; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Bruce Daniels and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Thealka, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1979

   
MEEK, Dimple (Mollette)
1926-1979
Dimple Meek, 53, died Wednesday, March 7, in Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born July 30, 1926, in Johnson County, daughter of Elias and Laura Mollette and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Phillip K. Meek and Dwight J. Meek, Van Lear; three sisters, Audrey Hanshaw, Ypsilanti, MI, Rosemary Germany and Alice Williamson, Cincinnati, OH; and a brother, Marion J. Mollette, Milan, MI. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1979

   
NELSON, Mrs. Dorothy (Pelphrey)
1909-1979
Mrs. Dorothy Arms Nelson, 69, died Tuesday, March 20, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an illness of several weeks. Born September 9, 1909, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of John S. and Rose Pelphrey. She was a resident of Prestonsburg, a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Curtis Arms on Jan. 23, 1953 and George Nelson. Surviving are 3 daughters, Margaret Stamper of Flatwoods, Poly Rose Conley of Oil Springs and Helen Rice of Sitka; 2 brothers, Sherman Pelphrey of Copperston, WV, and Charles Pelphrey of Nicholasville; 3 sisters, Jennie Conley of Mechanicsburg, OH, Florence Espy of Dayton, OH and Manda Spradlin of West Van Lear; 8 grandchildren 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 23, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. Hall officiating.  Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

  
PELPHREY, Frank
1906-1979
Frank Pelphrey, 72, died Tuesday, Mar 20, at his Wittensville home. He was born Aug 13, 1906 in Johnson County, the son of Clark and Clarinda Conley Pelphrey, and was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Burnis (Burns) Pelphrey, who he married Feb 17, 1926( above marriage record states 1927), in Johnson County, a son  Elmer Pelphrey, Paintsville; a daughter Juanita Martin, Ypsilanti, MI; a sister, Callie Saylor, Salyersville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar 23, in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

  
RATLIFF, Mrs. Elva (Blair)
1913-1979
Mrs. Elva Ratliff, 65, died Monday, March 19, at her Barnetts Creek home after an extended illness. She was born June 22, 1913, in Johnson County, daughter of Albert and Julia Ann Blair and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hershell Ratliff; three sons, Richard, Roger and Randy, Barnetts Creek; three daughters, Opal Crace, Springfield, OH, Thelma Benge, Wabash, IN and Phyllis Crace, Frankfort; three brothers, Kelly Blair and Kenneth Blair, Barnetts Creek and Curtis Blair, Urbana, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Ratliff, Denver, Mrs. Katie Ward, Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Imogene Preston, Wabash, IN, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, in Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Elders John R. Pelphrey, James H. Blair, Wayne Blair, and Monroe Caudill officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

   
ROSE, Grimsey
1962-1979
Grimsey Rose, 16, died Saturday, March 17, in Paintsville. He was born August 27, 1962 in Middletown, OH. Surviving are his father, Jake Rose; his mother, Geraldine Rose, step mother, Mildred Rose; a brother and sister, James R. and Brenda Rose, Mt. Sterling; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grimsey Rose, Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Graveside services were held at Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

    
SALYERS, Linda (Hackworth)
1950-1979
Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel for Linda Faye Hackworth Salyers. She was born June 12, 1950, in Johnson County, the daughter of Robert and Lora Blanton Hackworth, and was a resident of Oil Springs.  Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Lisa Carol and Rhonda Michell Conley at home; three brothers, Donald Hackworth and Jimmy Hackworth, Swamp Branch and Herbert Hackworth, Oil Springs, and two sisters, Thelma Hackworth, Riceville and Wanda Lemaster of Oil Springs. Revs. Jimmy Daniels and Herbert Music officiated at the services with burial in Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1979

  
SOARD, Leslie W. Jr.
1922-1979
Leslie W. Soard, Jr., 56, Silver Springs, FL, formerly of Van Lear, died Sunday, March 18, in Monroe Hospital, Ocala, FL. MR. Soard was born September 3, 1922, at Van Lear, son of the late Leslie W. and Faye Meade Soard. He had been a resident of Silver Springs for five years, was assistant superintendent of the ground crews of Silver Springs Attractions, and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Jean Brush Soard, who he married March 19, 1946, in Cambridge, IL; two sons, Douglas and Charles W. both of Elkhart, IN; a daughter, Mrs. John (Sally) Schwerha, Dardora, MI; three brothers, Charles, Osceola, IN, Ernest (Curley) Van Lear, and Douglas, Fort Lauderdale; three sisters, Ethel Miller, Citra, Fl, Dorothy Agnew, Charleston, WV, and Peggy Ferguson, Van Lear, and six grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979

   
TACKETT, Mary Jane (Cantrell)
1900-1979
Mary Jane Tackett, 78, died Saturday, March 10, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born Aug 28, 1900, in Johnson County, daughter of Henry and Mint Conley Cantrell. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Jack Jayne, Paintsville and Edward Tackett, Grayson; three daughters, Deana Montgomery and Jean Hanshaw, Paintsville, and Georgene Hughes, Hazel Park, MI; a brother, Linnie Montgomery, Paintsville, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mar 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1979

  
VANHOOSE, Minnie (Castle)
1897-1979
Minnie Castle VanHoose, 81, died Monday, March 12, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. VanHoose was born August 6, 1897, in Johnson County. She was a resident of Thealka, and was preceded in death by her husband, Albert VanHoose. Surviving are two sons, Everett Castle, Thealka, and Sam Castle, Jr., Springfield, OH, three daughters, Norma Jean Haney and Della Estepp, Paintsville and Ruth Campbell, Prestonsburg, 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 15, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and George Conley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1979

  
WHITE, Gerald
1903-1979
Gerald “Tom” White, 75, died Tuesday, March 20, in River View Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. He was born July 12, 1903, at Lowmansville, son of Grant and Josie White. Mr. White was a resident of Meally, a retired miner and employee of Ashland, Oil, and a member of the United Baptist church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Anna Carpenter White, two step sons, John Carpenter, Mesa, AZ, and Leonard Carpenter, Lexington, OH, two step daughters, Katheryn Blanton, East Canton, OH, and Martha Conley, Ashland; a brother, Carl White, Lowmansville; six step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 23, in State Road Fork United Baptist Church, Falcon, with Scott Castle, Buell Ferguson, Joe Carroll and Orville Conley officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Salyersville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1979



 
APRIL - 1979

   
  
  
ADAMS, Willard
1921-1979
Willard Adams, 57, died Monday, April 23, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Adams was born May 14, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of the late Ross and Virgie Selvage Adams. He was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Emogene Music Adams; two sons, Willard Virgus Adams, Paintsville and Doug Adams, Columbus, OH; a step son, Thomas Lee Castle, Nippa, three daughters, Phyliss Ward, Columbus, Sheila Fairchild, Prestonsburg, and Margie Sexton, Paintsville; a step daughter, Carolyn Sue Short, Franklin, OH and a half sister, Pauline Adams. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

    
BRANHAM, Eunice
1915-1979
Eunice Branham, 62, died Wednesday, April 11, at her Paintsville Home. Mrs. Branham was born June 17, 1915 in Johnson County, daughter of James and Sara Huff Music. Surviving are her father, James Music, her husband, lee Branham; a brother, Logan Music and sixteen half brothers and sisters, Nancy Williamson, Jim Music, Elzie Music, James Music, Demart Music, Brenda Grimm, Pauline Perry, Gertrude Music, Alfred Music, Dallas Music, Linda Music, Robert Music, Donald Music, Melvin Music, Elizabeth Music and Madge Music. Funeral services were held Friday, April 13 at her home with Rev. Edward J. Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

    
BUTCHER, John K. Jr.
1979
John K. Butcher, Jr., owner of the Big Sandy Valley Floral Company, died Thursday, April 12, at University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was a graduate of the John C. C. Mayo College, Georgetown College, and attended the University of Medicine in Memphis, TN for two years. He was a member of two honorary fraternities at Georgetown, in science and mathematics, and played on the college baseball team. John assisted his father in the lumber company and at this time was a member of the Paintsville Board of Education, the Rotary Club, the Jaycees, and other civic organizations. He moved to Louisville where he became a supervisor at the Wood-Mosiac Co. He excelled in golf and in bowling, becoming the captain of various teams, and winning many trophies for his achievements. Survivors include his wife, Ada Campbell Butcher; a son, Vernon Philby; a sister, Dr. Alpharetta Archer; two half sisters, Linda Prater and Rose Lemaster and a half brother, Dr. L. K. Butcher of New Orleans. Funeral services were held in Mayo Memorial Church on Sunday, April 15, with interment in Mayo Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

   
CAMPBELL, Viva (Blair)
1979
Viva E. Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Blair, originally from Pike County, passed away Monday, April 23, in Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA. She is survived by one son, Dr. Henry A. Campbell, Jr., of Prestonsburg and three daughters, Lula Mae Wilgus, Audrey Rosemary, LaMothe, and Phyllis June Campbell, all of San Diego; six grandsons, seven granddaughters,  six great grandsons, nine great granddaughters, and two great-great grandsons. Funeral services were held at the Merkely-Mitchell Funeral Home, San Diego. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1979

   
CAUDILL, Rodney
1953-1979
Riceville resident, Rodney Caudill, 26, died Friday, April 6.  Mr. Caudill was born February 6, 1953, in Johnson County, son of Mitchell and Neva Caudill.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Darlene Lemaster Caudill; four brothers, Johnny Caudill, Paintsville, Danny Caudill, U.S. Navy, Palmer Caudill and Jackie Caudill, Oh; and a sister Wilma Eldridge, Paintsville. Funeral services held Monday, April 9, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1979

  
CAUDILL, Wonnie
1910-1979
Wonnie Caudill, 69, died Saturday, April 7, at her Swamp Branch residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Caudill was born may 11, 1910 in Magoffin County, daughter of the late William Pierce and Ellene Blanton Conley. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are two sons, Rev. Donald Caudill, Leander and Darwin Caudill, Hager Hill; five daughters, Doris Ann Brown and Dorothy Ann May, Swamp Branch, Daisy Ratliff, Turner Branch, Georgene Caudill, Tutor Key and Geraldine Brown, Lexington; a brother, Lonzie Conley, Swamp Branch; 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10 in Riceville Freewill Baptist church wit Revs. Herb Arms and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1979

  
DANIEL, Pauline
1927-1979
Pauline Lyon Daniel, 51, died Wednesday, April 11, in London, OH. Mrs. Daniel was born December 23, 1927, in Johnson County, daughter of Walter and Mary Bowens Lyon. She was a resident of Columbus, and was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Daniel in 1959. Surviving are two daughters. Brenda Griffith, Lowmansville, and Linda Mounts, Columbus, three brothers, Bobby Lyons and Orville Lyons, Columbus, and Lester Lyons, Thealka, six sisters, Irene Brown, Plain City, OH, Maxine Wilson, Florida, Ruby Craven and Stella Cremans, Columbus, Deloris Lemaster, Stambaugh and Marlene Castle, River, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 15, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Burial was in Daniel Cemetery, Lowmansville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

   
FIELDS, Mrs. Joyce (Daniel)
1953-1979
Mrs. Joyce Daniel Fields, 25, died Wednesday, April 11, in London, OH. Born March 20, 1953, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Grady and Pauline Lyons Daniel, and was a resident of Columbus, OH. Surviving are a daughter, Christina Ann Muncie, Columbus; and two sisters, Brenda Griffith, Lowmansville, and Linda Mounts, Columbus. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Donald Lemaster and Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial was in Daniel Cemetery Lowmansville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

   
FREDERICK, Mamie (Marshall)
1891-1979
Mamie Marshall Frederick, 87, died Thursday, April 12, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born May 15, 1891, in Fleming County, she was the daughter of Martin and Francis Welch Marshall. Mr. Frederick was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Christian Church. His wife, Lora Frederick, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. D. (Doc) Blair, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, in Central Christian Church, Cynthiana, with Rev. Paul Stamper officiating. Burial was in Paris Cemetery, Paris, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

   
GULLETT, Herschell
1905-1979
Herschell Gullett, 73, Route 5, Lucasville, died at 2 a.m. Saturday  April 28, 1979 in the Gayhart Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Zion Church of Christ in Christian Union, Camp Creek.  The Rev. Raymond O'Brien will officiate and burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Howe Co. Funeral Home, Piketon, 5-9 tonight. Born Nov. 18, 1905 in Johnson County, KY., he was the son of Taylor and Kathryn Brown Gullett. He was a retired construction worker. On May 14, 1927 he was married to the former Edna Sims who survives. Also surviving are a son, Merrill Ray, Route 5, Lucasville; four daughters, Mrs. Pete (Wilma Jean) Aills, Miamisburg, Mrs. Herschel (Eileen) Smith, Mrs. Gary (Margaret) Spriggs and Mrs. Olive Locke, all of Route 5, Lucasville; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; four brothers, Frank Gullett, Las Vegas, Herman and Milburn Gullett, Largo, Fla., and Earl Gullett, Portsmouth; and two sisters, Mrs. Evalena Lagley, Columbus, and Mrs. Gus (Mamie) Wenger, Columbus.  He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter and two brothers. Chillicothe, Ross Co OH Submitted By: Ann Davis Feb 2010

   
HALL, John
1927-1979
John Lester (Spades) Hall, 52, died Friday, April 20, in Bellville, MI. Mr. Hall was born in West Van Lear, September 10, 1927 and was a resident of Bellville. Surviving are his parents, Walbridge and Lizzie Blair Hall of West Van Lear; 4 sons, Paul Bryan Hall of Florida, William, Robert, and Michael of Bellville; a daughter, Donna Hall of Bellville; 2 brothers, Jack Cecil Hall and Vertrice Hall both of Detroit, Mi; a sister, Mary Margaret Hall of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, in Roberts  Brothers Funeral Home, Bellville, MI with burial was in Bellville Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

   
HATCHER, Thomas
1979
Funeral services for Thomas F. Hatcher, 69, former Floyd County resident who died April 30, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, were conducted May 3 from the chapel of the Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. A son of Mrs. Maude S. Hatcher of Hindman and the late W. T.  “Sip” Hatcher, onetime Floyd County tax commissioner, he was born at Thelma in Johnson County, but spent his boyhood at Lackey. He and his family were resident of Wayland when they moved in 1958 to St. Petersburg. Mr. Hatcher attended the Mayo School at Paintsville, in early manhood was an engineer for the Kentucky State Highway Department, was postmaster at Wayland for many years and at his retirement three years ago was associated in Florida with the West Coast Land Company. He was a past master of James W. Alley Masonic Lodge at Wayland, was a member of the Scottish Rite, Covington and a charter member of the Museum of Fine Arts. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lassia Martin Hatcher, of St. Petersburg; one son, Robert L. Hatcher, Hampton Bays, NY, a sister, Mrs. Beckham Combs, Hindman, and two grandchildren. Area residents who attended his funeral were his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Beckham Combs and son and daughter, Jack and Nancy, all of Hindman, Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Terry, Van Lear, Quentin Terry, Jr., Misses Pam and Pat Terry, Van Lear and Ft. Thomas. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1979

   
HOWARD, Phoebe  (Higgins)
1887-1979
Mrs. Phoebe Howard, 91, died Saturday, April 21, in Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec 13, 1887 in Magoffin County, daughter of B. W. and Cornelia Howard Higgins. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First Baptist church. Her husband, Newton Paul Howard, preceded her in death in December 1926. Surviving are two daughters, Gladys Howard, Paintsville, and Mrs. Leonard M. Spencer of Boca Raton, FL; a sister, Mrs. Molly Stafford, Madisonville; a brother, J. Wide Higgins, Salyersville; and a grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Blue Grass Cemetery, Salyersville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

     
HUNTER, Joe Thomas
1929-1979
Joe Thomas Hunter, 50, died Sunday, April 29 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. Mr. Hunter was born April 4, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Mollie Fraley Hunter, of Stambaugh. He was a resident of Dayton at the time of his death and was a shipping clerk at Delco Tire of Dayton. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother and a brother, Jack Hunter of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3 in the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Irvin Castle and Rev. C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

  
LEMASTER, Jerry
1979-1979
Jerry Randall Lemaster, infant son of Randall and Wilma Edwards Lemaster of Flat Gap, died Wednesday, April 11, in Highland Regional Medical Center. He is survived by a brother, Jasper Perry Lemaster, Flat Gap, paternal grandmother, Wanda Lee Hall; and maternal grandmother, Noriene Edwards. Graveside services were held Friday, April 13, in Lemaster Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Rev. Hager Lee Parker officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

  
MCKENZIE, Rexford
1979
Rexford McKenzie, 64, died Tuesday, April 10, in Breckinridge Hospital, Austin, TX, after a short illness. He was born in Johnson County, son of Bee and Lydia Melvin McKenzie and was a resident of Smithville, TX, a rancher and a member of Cannon Chapel Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother, two son, Marion Edward McKenzie, Fulton, OH and Don McKenzie, Flat Gap; 3 daughters, Marcella Vansickle and Jo Ann Gordon, Fulton, OH and Peggy Fraim of Sparta, OH; a brother Russell McKenzie of Long Beach, CA.; a sister Georgia Hensler of Lexington, IN and 15 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, in Cannons Chapel Methodist Church with burial in Williams Cemetery, Volga, KY with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

  
MURRAY, Arthur
1901-1979
Arthur B. Murray, 78, of Lawrence County, died Tuesday, April 17, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a retired coal miner and a member of UMWA District 30.  Born March 14, 1901, he was the son of the late Jeff and Nannie Clark Murray of Kerz, KY. He is survived by his wife Audrey Salyers Murray, l daughter, Mrs. Barbara Murray Crutcher of Ashland and l son, Dean Murray of Dewey Lake; 3 grandchildren, Thomas Crutcher II, Mrs. Sheri Murray Johnson, and Gregory B. Murray; a great grandson, Christopher Johnson.  3 sisters preceded him in death, Mrs. Virgie Salyers, Mrs. Ellie Rice and Mrs. Ollie Blevins. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Rev. Charles M. Milam. Burial was in Highland Memorial Garden. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

   
MUSIC, Elizabeth (Rice)
1896-1979
Elizabeth R. Music, 82, died Friday, April 20, at her Auxier home, after a brief illness. She was born June 27, 1896, in Salyersville, daughter of Marion and Sarah Blair Rice. Mrs. Music was a member of Auxier Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Music, November 18, 1971, and a daughter, Thelma Wells. Surviving are three sons, Alvis Music, St. Paul, MN, Chester and Jack Music, Auxier; six daughters, Clara (Honey) Robinson, Auxier, Loretta Craft, Casey, IL, Mary Louise Music, Prestonsburg, Francis Newberry, Waterford, MI, Irene Kruchko, Cass City, MI, and Brenda Joyce Gilbert, Fairborn, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, in Auxier Methodist Church with Richard Ratcliffe officiating. Burial was in the Music Family cemetery , Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

  
MUSIC, Tom
1889-1979
Tom Music, 90, died Sunday, April 22, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 3, 1889, in Johnson County, he was the son of Jim and Trinna VanHoose Music. Mr. Music was a resident of Lowmansville, a retired farmer and miner, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Mollette Music; seven sons, Lesco Music, Nippa, James Music, Dayton, OH, Eugene Music, and Ernest Music, Galloway, OH, eight daughters, Madge Hale, Columbus, Minerva Risner, and Eva L. Richards, Lima, OH, Florence Smith, Elida, OH, Ernestine Music, and Nancy Music, Huntington, IN, Mary L. Long, Ronake, IN, and Juanita Kodak, West Jefferson, OH. Also a sister, Mary Brown, Prestonsburg, a half brother, Leander Potter, Russell; 51 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Stapleton and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

  
OSBORNE, Charles
1939-1979
Charles Henry Osborne, 40, died Tuesday, April 17, in Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of Bill Osborne and Ethel Osborne Fannin and was born January 21, 1939 in Johnson County. Mr. Osborne was a resident of Red Bush and self-employed as a restaurant owner. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Norma Carter Osborne; a son, Charles Gavin Osborne, Red Bush; two daughters, Carter Lynn Osborne and Mitchell Webb Osborne, of Louisville; his step father, George Fannin, Columbus, OH; a half brother, George B. Fannin of Lakewood, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Serving as pallbearers were George Warren, G.C. Roy, Dick Mahan, Carroll Burchett, Paul Preston, Lindsey McMahon, Jonathan Carter, Bobby Rasce, and Chris Fannin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

   
RAMEY, John
1937-1979
John D. Ramey, 41, died Sunday, April 15, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Born April 17, 1937, in Pike County, he was the son of Fred and Ruby Moore Hatcher Ramey. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of Morehead Masonic Lodge 654 F & AM. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Barbara Reed Ramey, a son, John D. Ramey, II, Paintsville and two sisters, Susy McGhee, Pikeville, and Jane Ramey, Winchester. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery, Pikeville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1979

  
RATLIFF, Julia (Boyd)
1900-1979
Julia Ratliff, 78, died Thursday, April 19, in St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born July 10, 1900, daughter of Henry and Katie VanHoose Boyd. She was a resident of Louisa and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bernard Ratliff of Moundsville, WV; 3 daughters, Margie Kestner of West Van Lear, Murril Patrick of Columbus, and Mary A. Miller of Canal Winchester, OH; a son, Henry H. Ratliff of Moundsville, WV; 2 sisters, Lena Brown of Lucasville, OH and Jannie Boyd of Richardson; 27 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren 2 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, in New Mt. Zion Church with Arther Preece and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in family cemetery in Lawrence County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

  
ROBERTS, Dr. Thomas
1920-1979
Dr. Thomas L. Roberts, 58, died Thursday, April 19, in Louisville at the home of his son. He was born June 23, 1920, in Georgia, son of Thomas S. and Lou Foy Vickers Roberts. Dr. Roberts, a dentist, was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the Methodist Church. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corp entering in May 1942, where he served in the European-African Middle East Theatre and earned three stars on the American Defense Ribbon, the distinguished flying cross with three oak leaf clusters, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He entered the University of Louisville dental school and graduated in 1949. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Archer Roberts, a son, Thomas Roberts, Jr., Louisville and a daughter, Mrs. A. A. Bartlett of Vero Beach, FL. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David P. Shockey officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

   
VIRES, John
1907-1979
John Vires, 72, died Sunday, April 1 in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born Mar 9, 1907 in Johnson County, he was the son of Alex and Addie Honeycutt Vires, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Grace Keel Vires; three sons, Raymond Vires, Ypsilanti, MI, Buddy Vires, Van Cou, WA, and John Vires, Jr., Dearborne, MI; seven daughters, Geraldine Webb, Van Lear, Betty Collins, Taylor, MI, Bureda Winters, Louisville, Joan Phelps, Lexington, Tammie Wells, Barbara Sue Clifton and Marsella Booth, Wabash, IN; a brother Dola Vires, Van Lear; two sisters, Lucy Keel, Van Lear and Ethia Mae Wells, Taplin, WV; 32 grandchildren ; 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 4 in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Music officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1979

   
WEBB, Ray
1916-1979
Ray Webb, 62, died Wednesday, April 25, at his Martha home after an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born Aug 14, 1916 in Morgan County, son of Cornelius and Martha Wheeler Webb. He was a retired merchant, a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II where he served in the Navy. Surviving are his wife, Mary Brown Webb; two sons, Rev. Buell Webb, Red Bush and Rev. Elmer Webb, Columbus, OH; two step sons, Elder Jerry Brown, Relief, and Robie Lee Brown, Martha; a step daughter, Mrs. Amanda Hamilton, Aberdeen, OH; a brother, Don Webb, Dayton, OH; two sisters, Lillian Webb, Paintsville and Nora Wright, Silver Hill; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, in new Salem Enterprise Baptist Church, Moon, KY, with Elders Paul E. Keaton, Emerson Pelphrey, Elmo Ferguson and Joe Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Ray Webb Family cemetery, Martha with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Bill Isom, Mortie Mullins, Randolph Skaggs, Lowell Wright, Mutt Mullins, Merda Vanover, Fred Boyington, Jeff Webb, Greg Webb, Gene Keaton and David Salyers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1979

  
WELLS, Nancy (Wells)
1907-1979
Nancy Wells, 72, died Tuesday, April 17 in Highlands Regional Medical center. She was born in Johnson County, Feb 19, 1907 daughter of Noah and Louise Butcher Wells. She was a member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb (Doc) Wells, Feb 8, 1966. Surviving are three daughters, Vivian Caudill, Auxier, Donna Blair, West Van Lear, and Wilma McClure, Allen; two brothers, Orville Wells and Ed Wells, Auxier; five sisters, Sally Hall, Paintsville, Beatrice Fitch, Vernie Auxier and Josie Robinson, East Point and Berta Adkins, Van Lear; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21 in Auxier Freewill Baptist church with Doug Burkett and Phil Fraley officiating. Burial was in Ford Gap Cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979

  
WHITE, Fred C.
1896-1979
Fred C. White, 82, died Thursday, April 26 in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. He was born October 4, 1896, in Wood County, WV, son of Daniel and Sarah Renner White. He was a resident of Paintsville for the last 32 years, a member of the First Methodist Church, a veteran of World War I, a member of the DAV, and a member of local 452 United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Mr. White was a plumbing, heating, and electric contractor in Paintsville for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mae Rigsby White; a daughter, Sara Beth case, Buffalo Grove, IL, a son Lester Lynn White, Indianapolis, IN; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Frank
1898-1979
Frank Williams, 81, died Saturday, April 21, died in River View Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness.  He was born March 23, 1898, in Magoffin County, son of George and Elizabeth Jenkins Williams. He was a resident of Meally, a retired employee of Consolidated Coal Company, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lorena Howard Williams; 3 sons, Beecher of Van Lear, Eugene of Mt. Ephraim of NJ and Hubert of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Edmunds of Ashville, OH and Mrs. Hazel Stapleton of Tutor Key; 4 brothers, Elder Lloyd Williams of Staffordsville, Lundy Williams of Columbus, OH Robert Williams of Meally and Russell Williams of Fairborn; 29 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, in Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Elzie Banks, Florida Lyons, and Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Meally, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1979



 
MAY - 1979


   
   
ADAMS, John D.
1934-1979
John D. Adams, 44, died Wednesday, May 23, in Hines V.A. Hospital, Hines, IL. Born June 13, 1934, in Johnson County, he was the son of Ben and Mahala Webb Adams. MR. Adams had been a resident of Chicago, IL for 29 years. He was employed as a printer and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are two sons, John Adams and Jeffery Adams, California, four brothers, Romie Adams and Harry B. Adams both of East Point, Rollie Adams, Springfield, OH, and James Adams, Brevard, NC and three sisters, Ocie Wilder, Greenville, Pauline VanHoose, Dayton and Elsie Conley, Springfield. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery, Lick Fork, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1979

  
AUSTIN, Floyd
1906-1979
Floyd Austin, 73, died Sunday, May 20 in Prestonsburg. Mr. Austin was a resident of Meally, and was born June 20, 1906 in Johnson Co., son of John and Fannie Spriggs Austin. Surviving are his wife, Felsie Phipps Austin, a daughter Flora Stapleton, CA, two brothers, Isom Austin, Boons Camp and Obie Austin, Van Lear; and a sister, Flora Davis of Stone, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Teddy Preston officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1979

   
AUXIER, Martha (Stafford)
1899-1979
Martha Amanda Stafford Auxier, 80, died Wednesday, May 30, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Stafford was born May 22, 1899, in Johnson County, daughter of Robert and Eria Mahan Stafford. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

   
BALDWIN, Ernest
1957-1979
Ernest Lee Baldwin, 22, died Monday, May 14, at Oil Springs. He was born February 27, 1957, Johnson County, and was a resident of Oil Springs. Surviving are his parents, Lee E. and Dessie Barker Baldwin; brothers and sisters, Teresa and Malissa Blanton, Sandra Sue, Denita Joe, Lecia Maria, and Randy Baldwin, all of Oil Springs. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 16 in Davis Branch Church at Oil Springs. Burial will be in the Baldwin cemetery, Oil Springs, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements.

   
BUTCHER, Marcella (DeBord)
1896-1979
Marcella Butcher, 82, died Tuesday, May 1, in Paintsville Hospital. She was born Nov 16, 1896, in Lawrence County, daughter of Henry and Mary Alice Skaggs Debord. Mrs. Butcher was a resident of Whitehouse and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Son Butcher, preceded her in death Nov 13, 1971. Surviving are three sons, Roy, Titusville, FL, Walter, Castalia, OH, and Jack H., Sandusky, OH; two daughters, Ester Welch, Whitehouse, and Alice Jean Wiley, Columbus;  a half brother, Oscar Scarberry, Ashland, OH; a sister, Minnie Hiens, Columbus; 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3 in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
CASTLE, James
1910-1979
James Castle, 69, died Thursday, May 17, at his Paintsville home after an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born April 18, 1910 in Johnson County, son of the late James and Katherine Fairchilds Castle. Surviving are his wife, Vivian McCloud Castle; six sons, Roger, of Pikeville, James, Jr. and William of Staffordsville, Larry and Robert of Lowmansville, and Charles of Nippa; seven daughters, Shirley Kindell of Dayton, OH, Mary McGowan of Chattanooga, TN, Betty Morgan of Van Lear, Linda Al-Shalcy of Chicago, IL, Malta Roberts of Staffordsville, Patsy Castle of Paintsville and Debra Price of Thelma; a brother, Frank Castle of Paintsville; 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Norman (Payday) Roberts, and Norman Roberts, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23,1979

   
CAUDILL, Rose Ella (Preston)
1896-1979
Mrs. Rose Ella Caudill, 83, died Tuesday, May 22, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. She was born January 29, 1896, in Johnson County, daughter of Shade and Julia Dollarhide Preston. Mrs. Caudill was a resident of Van Lear, a retired nurses aide, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Fred Caudill, preceded her in death December 5, 1955. Surviving are two sons, Norman D. Caudill of Wilton, CA, and Danny Caudill of Molene, IL; three daughters, Evelyn Burke, Rock Island, IL, Mabel Richardson, Ashland, and Lucy M. Wells, Van Lear; a sister, Mrs. Nola Brennan, Huntington, WV; six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Chism officiating.  Burial was in Wells Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1979

   
CHILDERS, Frank
1908-1979
Frank (Peat) Childers, Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, May 1, at his home. He was born September 8, 1908, at Georges Creek, son of Farrow and Lizzie Chapman Childes. He was a retired miner, a member of the Meally United Baptist Church and a member of Van Lear Lodge no.885 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Marie Jennings Childers; three sons, Jerry R. of Galloway, OH, Frank L. of Columbus, and Ira R. of Groveport, OH; three daughters, Bonnie S. Etter, Gahanna, OH, Betty L. Daye, Columbus, and Mary E. DeBoard, Groveport; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren and four sisters. Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, in Little Alders Chapel with Reverends Charles Osborn and Roy Preston officiating. Burial was in Glen Rest Cemetery under the direction of Schoedinger and Company Funeral Directors. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
CHILDERS, Stella (Damron)
1895-1979
Mrs. Stella Childers, 84, died Saturday, May 5, in Highland Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. She was born April 20, 1895, in Pike County, daughter of William and Mary May Damron. Mrs. Childes was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Wilson Childers, preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Nevolyn Smith, Paintsville, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one great- great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, May 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
DANIELS, Amanda (Estep)
1899-1979
Amanda Daniels, 80, died Tuesday, May 22, in Lorain, OH. She was born in Johnson County, May 12, 1899, daughter of Jim and Mary Arnett Estep, and was a resident of Lorain, OH. Surviving are three sons, James H. Daniels, Detroit, MI, Charles Daniels, Dayton, OH and Harmon Daniels, Lorain, OH; a daughter, Lucille Bennett, Lorain, OH; 24 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren; and a brother, Reva Crank, Ironton, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1979

   
ESTEP, Sheridan
1896-1979
Sheridan Estep, 82, died Thursday, May 3, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Estep was born July 5, 1896, at Fuget, son of the late Richard Goble and Louraney Frances Ramey Estep. He was a resident of Red Bush, a retired U.S. mail carried and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Martha McKenzie Estep who he married Feb. 12, 1914; 3 sons, D.G. of Paintsville, Carl and William D. of Fairborn, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Easter Maxton of New Carlisle, OH; 2 brothers, Harrison Estep of Prestonsburg, and C. W. Estep of Reynoldsburg, OH; a sister, Mrs. Exer Salyers of Fuget; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, May 6 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders J.T. Bailey, Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery, Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
GULLETT, Ruth A. (Bates)
1915-1979
Mrs. Ruth A. Gullett, 63, died Thursday, May 10, at her Davis Branch residence. Born July 23, 1915 in Boyd County. Mrs. Gullett was the daughter of the late John Bates, She was preceded in death by her husband, Zollie Gullett in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Robert Gullett, Paintsville and Charles Gullett, Springfield, Mass.; three daughters, Edna Viola Blair, Linda Cunningham, Lexington and Helen Perkins, Springfield, OH; one brother, Harry McGuire, Gallipolis, OH; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 13, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1979

   
HARMON, Willie
1917-1979
Willie L. Harmon, 62, died Monday, May 21, in Highland Regional Medical center after an extended illness. He was born March 2, 1917, in Floyd County, son of Jimmy and Nan Minix Harmon. He had been employed as a supervisor at Tripplett Corp., Bluffton, OH. His wife, Maxine Fairchild Harmon, preceded him in death February 20, 1976.Surviving are a son, Paul Harmon, Oil Springs; a daughter, Mrs. James Ludwig, Defiance, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Burke, Disco, IN, Mrs. Edith Frye, Columbus City, IN, and Mrs. Susan Hackworth, Ada, OH; and five grandsons. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Louisa, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1979

    
HATFIELD, Irvin
1893-1979
Irvin Hatfield, 86, died Thursday, May 17, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Hatfield was born March 28, 1893 in Floyd County, the son of the late James and Minnie Burchett Hatfield. He was a resident of East Point and was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Hatfield. Surviving are two sons, Ernest Hatfield, East Point and David Irvin Hatfield, Leesburg, IN; three daughters, Estalene Blackburn, East Point, Maxine Meek, West Van Lear, and Minnie Psaros, Manhattan Beach, CA; a brother, Andrew (Duke) Hatfield, Tram; and three sisters, Martha Hyden of Van Lear, Ellie Vaughn, Prestonsburg, and Vada Picklesimer, Meally. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1979

   
HOPSON, Millard
1890-1979
Millard (Judge) Hopson, 88, died Monday, May 7, at the Highland Regional Medical Center. A resident of East Point at the time of his death, he was the son of Samuel and Polly Montgomery Hopson. He was born in Johnson County, August 24, 1890. A retired miner, Mr. Hopson was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Eva Hopson; four daughters, Evelyn McKenzie, Dayton, Irene Kugan, Macon, GA, Willadean Ellis, Warner Robin, GA, and Shirley Blanton, West Liberty; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 9, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1979

    
LITTLE, Thomas
1884-1979
Thomas Jefferson (T. J.) Little, 95, died Friday, May 18, in McDowell Regional Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Little was born May 18, 1884, in Floyd County, son of Ode and Mary Little Little. He was a resident of Wheelwright, a retired contractor for Old Elkhorn Coal and Inland Steel, and was a member of Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels. Surviving are his wife, Elinora Little Little; three sons, Ervin of Bypro, Sterling of Louisville, and Northorn of Lexington; a sister, Lena Phillips of Wheelwright; two brothers, Can Little, Robinson Creek, and Northorn Little, Wheelwright; 13 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, in Free Pentecostal Church of God, Bypro with Curtis Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hall-Little Cemetery at Wheelwright, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Little, Keith Rossie, Dexer Little, Ervin James Little, Dinino Little, Bobby Branham and Billy Little. Paintsville Herald,Wednesday, May 23, 1979

   
MILLER, Jessie (Roberts)
1904-1979
Mrs. Jessie R. Miller, 75, died Friday, May 4 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, after an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born Jan 22, 1904 in Johnson County, daughter of Dan H. and Carrie Melvin Roberts. She was a member of the Church of Nazarene. Surviving are a stepson, Fred Miller, and a sister, Genevieve Lambert, both of Huntington, WV. Funeral services were held Monday, May 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
MORRIS, Stella (Stapleton)
1888-1979
Stella Stapleton Morris, 91, died Sunday, May 6, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Mrs. Morris was born December 23, 1888, in Johnson County, daughter of Steve and Elizabeth Salyers Conley.  She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sanford Stapleton; a daughter, Erie S. Williams, of Sitka; and a brother, Arzie Conley of Van Lear; five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, May 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Elder Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
MUSIC, Mary Belle (Goble)
1905-1979
Mrs. Mary Belle Music, 79, died Thursday, May 10, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Music was born May 12, 1905 in Johnson County and was a resident of East Point at the time of her death. She was the daughter of C. C. and Helen Baldridge Goble and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Music, November 14, 1976. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Elex George, East Point, three brothers, Calhoun Goble, Ben Goble and Tom Goble, West Van Lear and one sister, Minnie Hurt, West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1979

   
PARKER, Linda (Ramey)
1902-1979
Mrs. Linda Ellen Ramey Parker, 76, died Wednesday, May 23, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Lawrence County, June 9, 1902, the daughter of Jim and Liz Sparks Ramey. Mrs. Parker was a resident of Keaton and a member of the Keaton Fork United Baptist Church. Her husband, Minuard Harrison Parker, preceded her in death April 18, 1974. Surviving are five sons, James, Jay T., and Harry, Jr., of Keaton, Wendell B. of Sitka and Hager of Flat Gap; five daughters, Marie Reves, Ashland, Pauline Segraves, Flat Gap, Tona Evelyn Boggs, Plain City, OH, Mary Lemaster, Louisa and Elizabeth Harris, Delaware, OH. Also three brothers, Green Ramey, Flat Gap, James Ramey, Blaine and Proctor Ramey, Webbville, five sisters, Tabatha Cantrell, Irene Kazee, and Ollie Cantrell, Blaine, Martha Sturgill, Martha and Mary Perry, Flat Gap; 30 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26, in Keaton Fort United Baptist Church with Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Slone Cemetery, Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1979

    
SALYER, Jewell (McKenzie)
1913-1979
Jewell Salyer, 66, died Monday, May 28, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County March 24, 1913, daughter of Ora and Belva Boggs McKenzie. Mrs. Salyer was a resident of Flat Gap, a cook for the Johnson County School system, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Ralph Salyer; her mother, Belva McKenzie, two sons, Jack Salyer of Flat Gap, and Bill Salyer of Mt. Sterling; four brothers, Walter McKenzie of Flat Gap, Ruben McKenzie of Flemingsburg, Jim McKenzie of Ashland and Tom McKenzie of Chicago, IL; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Burchett of Stambaugh, Mrs. Berniece Ferguson of Keaton, Mrs. Audrey Jones of Mt. Sterling, and Mrs. Betty Banfield of Ashland; 3 grandsons. Funeral services held Wednesday, May 30, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in New Government Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1979

   
STEELE, Richard
1932-1979
Richard Steele, 46, died Wednesday, May 2 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Steele was born Oct 5, 1932 in Johnson County, the son of the late Joe and Sarah Meek Steele. He was a resident of River and a coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Addie Whitt Steele; eight sons, James, Thealka, Carlos, Offutt, Paul, Roger, Keith, Clarence, Charles, and William all at home; two daughter, Deloris and Janet at home; two brothers, Joe Steele, Jr. Wheelersburg, OH, and Russell Steele, Portsmouth, OH; three sisters, Minnie Sammons, Martin, Cynthia Litton, of Toledo, OH, and Betty Litton, Portsmouth, OH; three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Offutt, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
THACKER, Michael
1950-1979
Michael Thacker, 28, died Wednesday, May 23, in Martin County as a result of a mining accident. Mr. Thacker was born August 27, 1950 in Pike County. He was a resident of Thelma and an equipment operator for Martiki Coal Company.  Surviving are his parents, Oscar and Gladys Crigger Thacker; his wife, Anna Pearl Price Travis Thacker; a brother, Wade Thacker of Canada, KY; 2 half sisters, Jean Ferrell and Barbra Williamson both of Canada, KY.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26, in Concord United Baptist Church with Elders Charles Price and Buell Ferguson officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1977

   
TRIMBLE, Randy
1956-1979
Randy Trimble, 22, died Wednesday, May 2, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. He was born November 17, 1956, at Mullins, and was a resident of Sitka. Mr. Trimble was a salesman for Grim Beverage Company and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616 F & AM. He graduated from Johnson Central High School in 974. Surviving are his wife, Denise Slone Trimble, whom he married September 5, 1975; his parents, William and Beulah McKenzie Trimble, Barnetts Creek, and three brothers, Doug, Staffordsville, Danny, Barnetts Creek, Steve. Van Lear. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with C. C. Hall, James K. Caudill, Jerry McKenzie and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Slone Cemetery, Sitka, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Chuck Slone, Neal Burchett, Joey Roberts, John Jones, Homer Rose and Rick Webb. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
VANHOOSE, Quimby
1909-1979
Quimby VanHoose, 70, died Thursday, May 31, in Highland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Mr. VanHoose was born May 15, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Fred C. and Stella Spears VanHoose. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Melisie Akers VanHoose; a son, James Roger VanHoose of Nippa; 2 daughters, Stella Combs of Sarasota, Fla and Myrtle Evelyn Blanton of Covington; 4 brothers, Wendell VanHoose of Tutor Key, Perry VanHoose of Nippa, Hobert VanHoose of Glasco, and Roger VanHoose of Curtis, OH; 2 sisters, Edna Sparks of Curtis, OH and Anna Ruth Wheeler of Barnetts Creek; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle and Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

    
WELLS, James
1947-1979
James Phillip Wells, 31, died Saturday, May 5, at Sitka. Mr. Wells was born August 17, 1947, in Johnson County, son of Charles and Lucy Wells. He was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his mother, Lucy Wells, two sisters, Kathy Melvin, Paintsville, and Herbee Keesee, New Carlisle, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1979

   
WOODS, Flossie
1895-1979
Paintsville resident Mrs. Flossie Woods, 84, died Wednesday, May 16, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born May 5, 1895, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Dr. John and Clarenda Bayes. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and was preceded in death in 1964 by her husband, Basil Woods. Surviving are a son, James Woods, Columbus, OH and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1979


 
JUNE - 1979

   
  
BROWN, Gilbert
1915-1979
Gilbert Brown, 64, died June 29 in a Columbus, OH, hospital after an extended illness. The son of Louis and Rosa Castle Brown, he was born at Lowmansville in April 1915. He was a supervisor at OH State University, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Nancy Hickman Brown, are three sons, Robert, Otis and Gilbert Jr., and three daughters, Joy Coisle, Rosa Lee Brown and Betty Brown, all of Columbus. Surviving brothers and sisters include Bill Brown and Mrs. Susie Akers of Tutor Key, and Blanche Marie Brown and Lillie May Brown, both of Lowmansville. Officiating at services July 3 in the chapel of Jones- Preston Funeral Home was Rev. James Arthur Hays. Burial was in the Brown Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

  
BROWN, Raymond
1912-1979
Raymond Brown, 68, died Saturday, June 30, at his Leander home after an extended illness. He was born November 1, 1912, in Johnson County, son of the late Westley and Cora Blanton Brown. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Fairchild Brown; two sons, Doris brown, Midway, OH, and Darrell Brown, New Carlisle, OH; two daughters, Betty Scott, Troy, OH and Cora Moore, New Carlisle, OH; three brothers, Hershel Brown, Leander, Gail Brown and Westley Brown, Jr. both of Swamp Branch; four daughters, Alka Whitaker, Cave City, Alta Gilkerson, Chicago, IL, June Arms, Baltimore, MD, and Kathleen Bone, Chesapeake, OH; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, July 3, at Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander with Elders Jimmy Cloud, Kenny Pelphrey, Willie Bowlin and James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Leander, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1979

   
CHURCH, Jayson Paul
1979
Jason Paul Church, 15 day old son of Bobbie and Vicki Powers Church of Tutor Key, died Tuesday, June 26, in Floyd County. He is survived by his grandparents, Paul and Ruth Powers, Leander and Tom and Hermalee Church, Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 27, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Powers Cemetery, Swamp Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1979

    
COLVIN, Tollie
1979
Tollie Colvin, 81, died June 2 in a Springfield, OH hospital. Mr. Colvin was born at Manila, the son of William F. and Catherine Reed Colvin. He was a member of the Fish Trap United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Stambaugh Colvin, and a daughter, Carrie Marie. Surviving are a son, Harry Franklin Colvin and two daughters, Agnes Easley and Deloris Nicholson, all of Springfield, OH; a brother, Foster Colvin, Catlettsburg; and a sister, Mrs. F. F. Rigsby, Bluefield, WV. Funeral services were held in Dayton, OH with Rev. Lonza Reed officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1979

    
DANIEL, Earl Sr.
1902-1979
Earl Daniel, Sr., 76, died Friday, June 1, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born August 5, 1902, in Johnson County, the son of Ed and Mary Preston Daniel. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a retired coal miner, a member of the United Baptist Church and Van Lear Masonic Lodge 885 F & AM.  Surviving are his wife, Grethel VanHoose Daniel; a son, Earl Daniel, Jr. of West Van Lear; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Preston of West Van Lear; a brother, Newt Daniel of Nippa; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 3, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Lee C. Music officiating.  Burial was in Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

    
FRANKLIN, Everett
1915-1979
Everett Franklin, 64, died Tuesday, June 12, in Paintsville Hospital after a sudden illness. Mr. Franklin was born Mar 20, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of James and Ellen Sammons Franklin. He was a resident of Thealka, a retired coal miner and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Davis Franklin; two sons, Carl Franklin and James M. Franklin, both of Thealka; a daughter, Rebecca Wells of Thealka; two brothers, Edgar Franklin, Thelma and James Franklin, Jr. Fairborn, OH, a sister, Nora Auel Franklin, Lowmansville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 14 in Concord United Baptist Church with Elders Buell Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Franklin Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June  20, 1979

     
GEORGE, Susan (Setser)
1916-1979
Susan Ruth George, 63, died Saturday, June 2, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Floyd County, April 19, 1916, daughter of Marion and Lydia Burchett Setser. Mrs. George was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Willie George, two daughters, Wilma Sue Justice of Prestonsburg, and Brenda Weddington of Pikeville; four brothers, Herman Setser, Williamsport, Henry Setser of Lancer, Millard Setser of Van Lear and Tom Setser of MI; a sister, Edith Spiers, of New Orleans; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 5, in Van Lear Church of Christ with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Setser Cemetery, Lancer, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

   
LEEK, John
1897-1979
East Point resident John Leek, 81, died Monday, June 18, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. Mr. Leek was born November 12, 1897, in Floyd County, son of George W. and Emma Spradlin Leek. Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Gibson, and a sister, Lottie Stambaugh, both of East Point. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, in the East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery and Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1979

   
LEMASTER, John
1979
John W. Lemaster, 52, died Sunday, June 3, in the Veterans Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born at Barnetts Creek, the son of Alfred and Hattie Lemaster. Surviving are a daughter, Jane Schenck of Versailles; 6 brothers, Richard of Berea, Garland and Ed of Ashland, Frank of Cardington, OH, Elmer of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Herbert of Thornville, OH; 3 sisters, Lexie Hylton of Staffordsville, Francis Deemer of Marion, OH, and Tressie Lykins of Beaver, OH;  a granddaughter, Joni Schenck. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

    
MAY, Thomas Henry
1935-1979
Thomas Henry May, 44, died Thursday, June 26, in Penn Run, PA after a brief illness. Mr. May was born in Johnson County, February 28, 1935 and was employed as a miner of R & P Coal Company, Clarksburg, PA.  He was a member of Lonesome Valley Church of the United Baptist, Alger, OH was a veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict where he served from1955-1969 and a member of the UMWA. Surviving are his parents, T.H. and Rouie Williams May, Leander; his wife, Christine Ahn May, who he married October 2, 1957 in Korea; a son, Tommy May; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marie  Wells and Ann May all of Penn Run; 2 brothers, Hobart Eugene May of Denver and Hager May of Urbana, OH; 6 sisters, Almeda Blair and Peggy Baldwin of Denver, Martha Blair of Cleveland, OH, Carolyn Blair of Barnetts Creek, Rosa Blevins, of Wittensville and Barbara Ratliff of Carey, OH; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30 at Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander, with Elders John R. Pelphrey, James D. Spradlin and B.C. Ferguson officiating.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery, Denver, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1979

   
MUSIC, Eliga
1913-1979
Eliga Music, 65, died Sunday, June 10, at his David, KY home. Mr.Music, was born in Johnson County, November 23, 1913, the son of William and Maggie Hurt Music. Surviving are his wife, Ellen R. Hamilton Music; four sons, Thomas, Richard, Larry, and James, all of David; four daughters, Merline Lafferty and Helen Delong, Van Lear, Nolitta Music, Auxier, and Gwen Music, David; three sisters, Laura Childers, David, Mamie Music, Florida and Oma Elkins, Meally. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 14, at 11 a.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short and Darrell Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond-Shepherd Cemetery, David, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1979

   
PELPHREY, Lula (Picklesimer)
1910-1979
Mrs. Lula Pelphrey, 68, died Thursday, June 28, at UK Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness.  A resident of West Van Lear, she was born September 23, 1910, in Johnson County, daughter of the late Sherman and Flora Lemaster Picklesimer. She was a retired nurse, a member of the United Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Pelphrey, September 30, 1978.  Surviving are five sons, Robert Trimble of Paintsville, Charles Combs of Loveland, Oh, James Combs of North Manchester, IN, David Pelphrey and Gregory Pelphrey of West Van Lear; a step son, William Pelphrey, Jr. of West Van Lear; four daughters, Gertrude Bradfield, of Cincinnati, OH, Gladys Wood of Paintsville, Patricia Johnson of Columbus, OH and Martha Preston of Lexington; a brother, Darwin Picklesimer of Chester, WV; three sisters, Vera Sanford, of Columbus, OH, Dixie McFarland and Lola Hall both of Holden, WV; 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Funeral services held Sunday, July 1, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and O.I. Williams officiating. Burial was in W.T. Trimble Cemetery, Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1979

    
PERKINS, Willie
1890-1979
Willie (Bill) Perkins, 89, died Saturday, June 16, at his Columbus, OH home. Mr. Perkins was born in Magoffin County, February 23, 1890, son of Tom and Rachel Cole Perkins. HE was a retired miner and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Lula Perkins, preceded him in death April 5, 1970. Surviving are three sons, Frank, Van Lear, Charles C., Columbus, and Ollie E., Wabash, IN, two daughters, Ethel Nothstine, Gahanna, OH, and Beulah Marie Bullins, Wabash, IN; 24 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 19, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Wheeler Cemetery, Thealka with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1979

  
REED, Juanita (Montgomery)
1927-1979
Juanita Montgomery Reed, 63, died Saturday, June 2 in U.K. Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. She was born Mar 31, 1927 in Johnson County, daughter of Willie and Eva Penix Montgomery. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of Rebecca Lodge. Surviving are three brothers, Marvin Montgomery, and Glenn Montgomery, of Sitka, and Joe K. Montgomery of Paintsville, and two sisters, Louise Montgomery and Patsy Montgomery, both of Paintsville.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery, Davis Branch, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

    
RICE, Beulah L. (Rice)
1979
Former Johnson County resident Beulah L. Rice, 71, died recently at her Dayton, OH residence. Mrs. Rice was a member of the First Dayton Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James N. Rice, Sr., three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Salyers, Dayton, Mrs. Bertie L. Van Order, Bath, NY, and Faye Coleman, Dayton, OH, two sons, Bobby G. Rice, Dayton and James N. Rice, Jr., Florida; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Blanton, Dayton, a brother, James W. Rice, Dayton, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel at Grange Hall with Pastor Hobert C. Ashby officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Vandalia. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1979

    
SALYER, Alice (Atkinson)
1926-1979
Alice Calhoun Salyer, 52, died Monday, June 4, at her Paintsville residence. She was born July 3, 1926, in Johnson County, daughter of Fred and Fannie Mayo Atkinson. She was a member of Mayo United Methodist Church and D. A. R. Surviving are her husband, William D. Salyer, a son, William Calhoun Salyer; a daughter, Ann Leslie Salyer; a brother, Marvin Holbrook and two sisters, Libby Holbrook and Josephine Atkinson, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 6, in Mayo United Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1979

  
SPEARS, Epp
1890-1979
Epp Spears, 88, former Thelma resident, died Thursday, June 28, in South Mansfield, OH. He was born Nov 22, 1890 in Martin County, the son of Marion and Rachel Short Spears. He was a resident of Butler, OH, was employed in saw mill and carpentry work, and was a member of the Meally Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Louise Spears, West Van Lear; two sons, Jerry Spears, Butler, OH and Will Spears, Lowmansville; five daughters, Garnet Lehner, Lexington, OH, Edna Setser, Butler, Thelma Lemaster, Mansfield, OH, Opal Hinkle, Tomahawk, and Lucille Thornlow, Paintsville; two step sons, George Allen Helton, Alger, OH and Donald Helton, Columbia City, IN; two brothers, Sheridan Spears, and Garfield Spears, both of Tomahawk, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 1 in the Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1979

   
HALL, Maggie (Spears)
1900-1979
Mrs. Maggie Spears Hall, 78, died Tuesday, June 26, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. She was born Dec 2, 1900, in Johnson County, the daughter of Albert and Emma Daniels Spears, and was a resident of Auxier. Her husband, Lonnie Hall, preceded her in death Aug 11, 1965. Surviving are four sons, Charles T. Hall, Ypsilanti, MI, William Hall, Auxier, Jack Ray Hall, Louisville, and James A. Hall, Ashland, a daughter, Loraine Crowson, Sevierville, TN; two sisters, Hazel Preston and Ernestine Spears, Tutor Key; and a brother, Virgil Spears, Louisville. Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, in Auxier Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

    
SPEARS, William
1898-1979
Retired miner, William Spears, 80, of Oil Springs, died June 26 after a lengthy illness. Born in July 1898, he was the son of Marion and Jayne Hall Spears. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Spears is survived by his wife, Ora Lee Ramey Spears; four sons, Eugene of Swamp Branch, Leonard of Riceville, Wendell of Lexington and Huey of Shiloh, OH; and three daughters, Myrtle Conley of Swamp Branch, Neva Rodriguez of Plymouth, OH and Mrs. Billie Egan of Castilla, OH; 34 grandchildren also survive. Rev. Herb Arms and Rev. Melvin Blanton officiated at services Saturday, June 30, at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

  
TOMPKINS, Sandra (Dixon)
1948-1979
Sandra Joyce Dixon Tompkins, 31, died Wednesday, June 27, in Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Tompkins was a resident of Columbus and was born March 7, 1948 in Johnson County, daughter of Paul and Violet Ruth Horn Dixon of Columbus. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Dave Tompkins; a daughter, Katina Leigh-Anne Tompkins of Columbus; and maternal grandparents, Everett and Dessie Spradlin Horn of Paintsville. Funeral services held Saturday, June 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

  
WELLS, Glen
1914-1979
Glen Wells, 65, died Tuesday, June 19, in Columbus, OH. He was born June 17, 1914, in Pike County, the son of the late Richard and Fannie Richmond Wells. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Blair Wells, a son, Woodridge Wells, Grove City, OH; five sisters, Mildred Sturgill, Beatrice Childers, and Lucille Patton, Auxier, Unokia Frisby and Delight Hall, Lexington. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Sheets officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1979

   
WEST, Daniel
1941-1979
Daniel A. West, 37, died Thursday, June 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born September 17, 1941 in Marietta, OH, son of Harvey and Esther West of Marietta. He was a resident of Williamsport and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Vivian Wiley West; a son, Daniel A. West, Jr.; 2 daughters, Wendy West and Cynthia Renee West both of Williamsport; 4 brothers, Kenny and Harold of Marietta, Frank of Columbus and Jim of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Betty Lott of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23, in the First Church of God, Paintsville with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1979.


 
JULY - 1979


    
   
BLEVINS, Arnold
1907-1979
Arnold Blevins, 72, died Tuesday, July 10, at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Blevins was born Mar 7, 1907 in Johnson County, son of the late John and Flora McKenzie Blevins. Surviving are his wife, Addie Preston Blevins; a son, Arnold Blevins, Jr. of MI; a step son, James Preston, Beaver, OH; a brother, Russell Blevins, Hager Hill and five sisters, Beartie Blair and Gypsy Goble, of West Van Lear, Malta Lively and Mary Brooks of Paintsville, and Junie Damron of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

     
BLEVINS, Luke
1921-1979
Luke Blevins, 58, died Monday, July 16, at his Staffordsville home. Mr. Blevins was born May 19, 1921, in Johnson County, son of the late Dennis Blevins and Almira Salyers Blevins. Also surviving are three sons, William Henry, Paul Raymond and Leo; five daughters, Pauline Hoskins, Charlotte Owen, Grethel Reid, Pamela Blevins, and Kathy Blevins; and two sisters, Barbara Meek, Paintsville and Betty Ward, Sitka. Funeral services held Thursday, July 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Castle, and Rev. Eugene Stambaugh officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

   
BROWN, Estill
1979
Estill Brown, 63, died Sunday, July 29, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky, OH, after an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born at Lowmansville, son of the late Dave and Stella Brown. He had been a resident of Sandusky for one year and was a member of the United Baptist Church at Lowmansville. Surviving are his wife, Gracie Scarberry Brown; a son, Willie Brown, Sandusky, OH; two daughters, Miss Cleo Brown, Delaware, OH and Mrs. Dennis (Stella) Beachler, Port Clinton, OH; three brothers, Escom Brown, Lacarne, OH, Hershel Brown, River, and Herbert Brown, Springfield, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Lola Lazur, Springfield, OH, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Music, Irvin, Mrs. Stanley (Ethel) Pendleton, Columbus, Mrs. Hershel (Hazel) Ross, Sunbury, OH and Miss Louise Brown, Lexington. Funeral services held Wednesday, August 1 in Sandusky with burial in Restlawn Memorial Cemetery in Huron, OH. David Suitor Funeral Home of Sandusky is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1979

   
CASTLE, Edna
1899-1979
Edna Castle, 80, died Friday, July 13, in Paintsville Hospital. She was born in Johnson County, June 29, 1899, daughter of the late Frank and Mollie Preston Huff. Mrs. Castle was a resident of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Castle; four sons, Ernest R. of Atlanta, IN, Harry E. of Ashland, Isaac F. of Waverly, OH, and Lawrence of Sheridan, IN; five daughters, Mrs. Marvin Meade of Catlettsburg, Mrs. William Castle of Nippa, Mrs. Deloris Gutherie of Ashville, OH, Mrs. Mattie Paterson, Jacksonville, FL and Mrs. Garnett Clay of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Harry Huff and Elby R. Huff, Baldwin Park, CA; 34 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, in Southside Freewill Baptist Church, Catlettsburg, with Rev. Henry Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Catlettsburg Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

   
CONLEY, Ben F.
1893-1979
Ben F. Conley, 86, died Saturday, July 21, in Mt. Sterling, OH. Mr. Conley was born Mar 24, 1893 in Johnson County, son of William Henry and Laura Bayes Conley. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I and a 60 year member of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Pendleton Conley; two sons, Willis Conley, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Ben F. Conley, Jr., Orient, OH, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Bowen, Mt. Sterling and Mrs. Byers W. Shaw, Washington Court House, OH; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25 in Paintsville Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Melvin R. Ritts officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

   
CONLEY, Susan
1901-1979
Susan Conley, 78, died Saturday, July 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several months. Miss Conley was born April 7, 1901, in Johnson County, daughter of Isaac Wilson and Mahala Meade Conley. She was a resident of Paintsville and a retired seamstress. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Roy Vencil, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Litteral Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie White, Charles, White, Ronald, White, Mike Duggy, Steve Dishion, Jr., and Steve Dishon, Sr. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

   
DANIELS, Hattie (Adams)
1913-1979
Hattie Adams Daniels, 66, died Saturday, July 28, in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Grove City, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Daniels was born Mar 5, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of James Henry and Lou Rice Adams. She was a member of the Meally Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Daniels. Surviving are six sons, James Ellis, John W., and Frank A. of Columbus, OH, George, Boons Camp, Harold and Denny of Whitehouse; three daughters, Nancy Lamb, Grove City, OH, Edna Goble, Columbus, and Ann Johnson of Whitehouse; two sisters, Lucy Blackburn, Kenova, WV, and Rose Daniels, Whitehouse, a brother, Bill Adams, Louisa, 36 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 1, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

   
ESTEP, Ambers
1892-1979
Ambers J. Estep of Flat Gap, a retired farmer, died Saturday, July 7 at Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Estep, 87, was born in April 1892, the son of William Henry and Polly Ann Evans Estep. He was a member of Cannons Chapel Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Della Foley Estep; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Ann Hite of Logan and Beulah Mae Raines of Bluefield, WV, a sister Sarah Jane Cantrell of Crowton, OH and a half sister, Terese Salyer of Flat Gap. Mr. Estep's first wife, Ollie Frazier Estep preceded him in death. Rev. Richard Held officiated at services in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 10. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

GILLEN, Errie (Fyffe)

    1912-1979
Errie Gillen, 67, died Saturday, July 28, in Marion General Hospital, Marion, OH. A former resident of Johnson County, she was born April 23, 1912, the daughter of Melvin and Mary Jennings Fyffe. Mrs. Gillen was a retired employee of Marion Power Shovel. Surviving are her husband, Hurston Gillem; a daughter, Mrs. Horace (Yvonne) Richey of Marion; a brother, Paul Fyffe, Marion; and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Bailey, Marion, Hazel Tackett, Olive Hill and Mrs. Mona Bennett, Ashland. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, in Snyder Funeral Home, Marion, with Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating. Burial was in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1979

   
GRIMM, Virgie (Price)
1886-1979
Mrs. Virgie Price Grimm, 92, died Wednesday, July 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born August 11, 1886, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Martin Luther and Exer Preston Price. Mrs. Grimm was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Shady Grimm, preceded her in death October 17, 1939. Surviving are two sons, Luther Grimm, Paintsville and Douglas Grimm, Ashland, three daughters, Gustava Combs, Portsmouth, OH, Oena Daniel, Paintsville, and Exer Griffith, Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14, in United Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Elders B. C. Ferguson and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in Grimm Cemetery, Stambaugh, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Byrd Preston, III, Chris Safis, Michael Grimm, Billy Grimm, Keith Henson, Steve Combs, and Allen Fletcher. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

   
GULLETT, James
1928-1979
Retired press operator James Harrison Gullett, 50, died July 3 at his home in Paintsville after a brief illness. Born Nov 17, 1928, he was the son of Mack and Arizona Conley Gullett. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucille VanHoose Gullett, three sons and five daughters, David and Darrell Gullett of Paintsville, James C. Gullett of Van Lear, Gwen Baldwin of Oil Springs, Marlene Bunyard of Flat Gap, Rita Marroulis of Salem, OH, Judy Johnston of Beloit, OH, and Pamela Jayne Gullett of Paintsville. Seven grandchildren also survive, as do three brothers, Mitchell Gullett of Salem, OH, Virgil Gullett of Badenton, FL, and Warren H. Gullett of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and a sister, Mrs. Mollie Combs of Middletown, OH. Rev. Herb Arms and Rev. Bruce Conley officiated at services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on July 6. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

   
HANEY, Franklin D.
1936-1979
Franklin D. Haney, 42, died Friday, in Paintsville Hospital. He was born September 22, 1936, in Johnson County, the son of the late Charles Haney and Leona Fairchild Haney. Surviving in addition to his mother are four daughters, Tina Kelly, Nicky Wells, Vonda Haney and Bonita Cook, Paintsville, four brothers, Bobby Haney, Wabash, IN, Charles Haney, Springfield, OH, Eugene Haney and Cecil Haney, Paintsville; two sisters, Hazel Hensley, Wabash, IN and Eva Hensley, Ashland; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

   
HEWLETT, Joe
1927-1979
Services were held Saturday, July 7, for Joe Hewlett, 51, who died July 5 at Highlands Regional Medical center after an extended illness. The Paintsville resident was born December 1927, the son of Delphia Young Hewlett and the late Edgar Hewlett of Van Lear. He was an employee of South Central Bell, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Crothers Hewlett; 2 sons, Thomas Edgar Hewlett of Van Lear and Steven Michael Hewlett of Paintsville and 3 daughters, Monica Ann Cantrell of Auxier, Jo Evelyn Hewlett and Susan Michelle Hewlett both of Paintsville. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Doris Sisco of Inez and 6 grandchildren. Dr. Charles Milam, Tommy Reynolds, and Harry Neal Frisby officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

   
HILL, Maude
1896-1979
Maude Hill, 83, died Wednesday, July 4, in West Liberty Regional Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Hill was born Feb 14, 1896 at Williams Creek in Morgan County, the daughter of Clay William and Etta Hamilton Williams. She was a member of the Paint Valley Church. Her husband, Charley Hill, who she married Jan 6, 1910, preceded her in death Mar 17, 1964. Mrs. Hill was also preceded in death by a brother, Virgil C. Williams of Ashland, a sister, Virgie Bradley and two sons, Emerson Hill and Denzlee Hill. Surviving are four daughters, Rouie Williams, Paintsville, Lena Salyer, St. Petersburg, FL, Fern Kelly, Dayton, OH and Doris Oldfield, Mize, KY; a son, Edison Hill, West Liberty; a sister, Alma McKenzie, Staffordsville; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, in Paint Valley Church at Relief with burial in Brown Cemetery at Relief. Services were under the direction of Herald & Stewart Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August1, 1979

     
JACKSON, Ricky
1978-1979
Ricky Dwayne Jackson, 17 month old son of James and Alma Saylor Jackson of Riceville, died Wednesday, July 25. He was born February 21, 1978 in Floyd County. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters, James Jr., Sol, Janice Ann and Janet Lynn, all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Jackson and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Salyer. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28, in Long Fork United Baptist Church, Riceville, with Elder James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1979

   
LANQUEDOC, Arthur
1922-1979
Commander Arthur Languedoc, 47, died Tuesday, July 17, in Paintsville after a brief illness. He was born March 29, 1922 I Massachusetts, son of the late Ovide and Rose Marie Bonville Languedoc. He was retired from the U. S. Navy, was Naval instructor at Johnson Central High School, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his mother are his wife, Angela Barfield Languedoc; two sons, Arthur Joseph, Jr., Glasgow, VA and Daniel Ovid, Paintsville and two sisters, Cecilia Kornich and Alice Gooding, Achusnetts, Mass. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19, in First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

   
MCGINNIS, Daisy
1901-1979
Mrs. Daisy McGinnis, 76, died Thursday, July 12, in Carrollton, GA. She was born July 16, 1901, in Hillard, PA, daughter of Perry and Harriet Sedgwich, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Her husband, M. O. McGinnis, preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters, Dean Wright, West Prestonsburg, Velda Bass, Bremen, GA, Joyce Takaes, Paintsville, and Virginia Hayes, Philadelphia, PA; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 15, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

   
MCKENZIE, Curtis
1909-1979
Funeral services for Curtis McKenzie, 70, Flat Gap, who died Tuesday, to be conducted Friday at Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church by Rev. Ellis Hamilton, Rev. ?? Daniels and Rev. Homer ?? Mr. McKenzie was born Feb 3, 1909 in Johnson County, son of the late Toby and Spicy Tackett McKenzie. He was a resident of Sparks Branch, Flat Gap, a retired miner and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Ival Sparks McKenzie; a son, Robert McKenzie of Old Hickory, TN.; 5 step sons, Cecil Lemaster and James Sparks of Leverne, TN., Junior Lemaster of Springfield, OH., Bill Lemaster of Old Hickory, TN., and Roger Sparks of Sitka; a daughter, Clara Ann Ely of Michigan; 2 step daughters, Willa Mae Conley of Sunberry, OH, Wanda McKenzie of Flat Gap; a brother, Francis McKenzie of Sitka; 3 sisters, Alka Murry of Paintsville, May Jaynes of Turner Branch, and Donna Salyers of Sitka; 3 grandchildren and 14 step grandchildren. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

   
MEEK, Jeanetta
1884-1979
Jeanetta Meek, 94, died Thursday, July 19, at her Bee Branch home at Boons Camp. Mrs. Meek was born October 1, 1884, in Johnson County, daughter of Lewis and Judith Ward. Her husband, Jack Meek, preceded her in death November 13, 1975.   Surviving are three sons, Clarence Meek of Boons Camp, Cecil Meek, of Meally, and Estil Meek of Betsy Layne; two daughters, Exer Mills, of Akron, OH, and Lucinda Ray of Coqville, OR; seven grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, July 22, in Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Glen Arrowood, Earl Munch and Ivan Butcher officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

   
MURRAY, Audrey (Salyers)
1902-1979
Services were held July 5 for Audrey Faye Murray, 76, who succumbed July 2 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. Her husband, B. Murray, preceded in death earlier this year.  Mrs. Murray was the mother of Dean Murray, reservoir engineer of Dewey Lake. The daughter of Beecher and Lydia McDowell Salyers, she was born at Hood in August 1902, and was a Lawrence County resident at the time of her death. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Crutcher of Ashland, a brother, Minyard Salyers of Blaine, a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Frazier of Sciotoville, OH; 3 grandchildren and l great grandchild. Dr. Charles Milam and Rev. Michael Rice officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979

   
PETERS, Betty (Osborne)
1943-1979
Betty Osborne VanHoose Peters, 37, died Thursday, July 26. Mrs. Peters was born in Johnson County May 17, 1943, daughter of the late Harold Osborne and Stella Burkes Osborne. She was a resident of David Branch and was employed as a beautician. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Joey VanHoose, Paintsville, four brothers, Robert Osborne, Sitka, Willard Osborne, Thomas Osborne and James Osborne, Wabash, IN, four sisters, Donetta Lemaster, Wabash, IN, Barbara VanHoose, Sitka, Doris Palmer, Clearwater, FL, and Iva Joy Miller, Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28, in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August1, 1979

   
PHILLIPS, Nora (Short)
1901-1979
Nora Short Phillips, 78, died Sunday, July 29, in Claypool, IN, after an extended illness. Mrs. Phillips was born Feb 12, 1901, in Johnson County, the daughter of J. D. and Rosina Music Short. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Otis Boggs, Warsaw, IN, and Walter Boggs, Van Lear; two daughters, Louise Dingus, Ashland, and Lucille Rusher, Palestine, IN; a sister, Opal Goble, West Van Lear, 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Aug 1 in the Meally Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Meally, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1979

   
SADLER, Victor
1898-1979
Victor Sadler, 81, died Saturday, July 14, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Sadler was born January 11, 1898, in Johnson County, son of Elliott and Priscilla Akers Sadler. He was a resident of Denver, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby VanHoose Ratliff Sadler; 2 sons, Victor Sadler, Jr. of St. Johns, OH, and Joseph Ivan Sadler of Degraph, OH; 6 stepsons, Topsy Ratliff, Lawrence Ratliff, Andy Rattliff and Clark Ratliff of Denver, Earl T. Ratliff of Hager Hill and Hollie Ratliff of Flat Gap; 3 daughters, Nalene Sadler of Columbus, Pauline Kelsey of Oil Springs and Ruth Ann Sadler of Denver; 2 stepdaughters, Mary Ratliff and Martha Ratliff of Denver; a brother and sister, Johnny Sadler of Stambaugh  and Rosa Nell Wilcox of Thealka; 9 grandchildren and 6 step- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17, in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa with Reverends Don Fraley and Bruce Daniels. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

   
SIMPSON, Roy R.
1948-1979
Roy R. (Buddy) Simpson, 31, died Tuesday, July 31, in Jenkins Clinic Hospital, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Simpson was born June 21, 1948 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Staffordsville. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and was employed as a welder for Adams Construction Company. Surviving are his parents, Roy and Francis Dawson Simpson; his wife, Donna Ratliff Simpson, a daughter, Rowena Denise Simpson; and two sisters, Ernestine Payne, Ypsilanti, MI and Mary Rose Fitch, Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 3, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Williams and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

   
STAFFORD, Dewitt
1979
Dewitt Stafford, 93, died Sunday, July 22, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Stafford was born in Johnson County, son of Francis Marion and Marietta Lavender Stafford. He had been employed at Stafford Realty Company and was associated with the First United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, in First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott and Rev. Jeff Burton officiating. Burial was in  Stafford Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

   
STAPLETON, Jesse
1917-1979
Jesse Lee Stapleton, 61, died in Defiance Hospital, Defiance, OH Sunday, July 8. Mr. Stapleton was born July 14, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of the late Leona and Mary O'Bryant Stapleton. He was a retired carpenter. Surviving are a son, Robert Stapleton, Defiance; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Melvin, Paintsville, and Mrs. Onetha Lemaster, Washington Court House, OH; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11 in Preston Funeral home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Paintsville, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 1979

   
WEBB, Clarinda (Hall)
1885-1979
Clarinda Webb, 93, died Tuesday, July 17 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Webb was born August 1, 1885 in Johnson County, daughter of David and Arminta Music Hall. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Proctor Webb, Jan 17, 1956. Surviving are 4 sons, Proctor, Jr. of Van Lear, David of Williamsport, Charles of Florence and John of Columbus; 4 daughters, Ruth Handy and Alka Fannin of van Lear, Lucille Hylton and Minnie Moffett of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Hme Chapel with Thomas Stoops and Joe Adray officiating. Burial was in Clubhouse Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1979

 
WEDDINGTON, Virgil H.
1904-1979
Virgil H. Weddington, 75, New Carlisle, OH, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, July 6, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, OH. Mr. Weddington was born May 15, 1904, son of the late Leonidas and Dora Blair Weddington. He was a retired International Harvester employee. Surviving are his wife, Leona Oakes Weddington; a stepson, Fred Oakes of North Hampton, OH; 4 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild; a brother, Hershel Weddington of Leander; 5 sisters, Mrs. Florence Blanton of Leander, Mrs. Fannie Hitchcock of Miami, Fl, Mrs. Victoria Wilhelm of Tipp City, OH, Mrs. Gladys Scott of New Carlisle, OH and Mrs. Lucille Williams of North Hampton, OH. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10, in the Fostel-Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlisle, with Rev. Joseph Quinn officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery at Tipp City, OH with Gary, Terry and Jimmy Oakes, Kenneth Weddington and Mike Bundren serving as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1979

  
WHEATLEY, John
1913-1979
John Grant Wheatley, 65, died Sunday, July 1, in Paintsville Hospital, after a brief illness. Mr. Wheatley was born September 11, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of Grant Wheatley and Lorna Fairchild, Paintsville. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek, a musical instructor and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mabel Spears Wheatley and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Frank of Gurnee, IL. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July11, 1979

  
WILLIAMS, Viola (Ramey)
1979
Mrs. Viola Williams, 79, of Springfield, OH, succumbed Tues, July 10, at her home. Born at Riceville, she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah Blair Ramey. She had been living in Springfield for the past year. She was a member of the First Church of God in Paintsville. Her husband, Lindsey B. Williams died in October 1977. Survivors include 3 sons, James and Edward of Springfield and Elmon of Dayton, OH and 2 daughters, Mrs. Ray (Bethel) Caudill of Paintsville and Mrs. Lowell (Betty) Pelphrey of Sarasota, Fl; 18 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. A brother, Edward Ramey and sister, Mrs. Rushie Witten live in Paintsville and another sister, Mrs. Clara Webb lives in Warsaw, Ind. 2 half brothers and 3 half sisters also survive. Burial was in Melvin cemetery at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1979


  
AUGUST - 1979


   
  
  
BARKER, Millard
1900-1979
Millard Barker, 79, died Thursday, Aug 16, in a Lexington hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Barker was born April 21, 1900, in Johnson County, son of the late Willie and Missouri Osborne Barker. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Edith Owens Barker, three daughters, Marie Back, Bentonville, OH, Ival Conley, Springfield, OH, and Faye Baldwin, Oil Springs; a brother Johnny Barker, Lowmansville; four sisters, Mrs. Reilda Tackett, Paintsville, Mrs. Lexie Rose, Urbana, OH Mrs. Lura Estepp, Miamisburg, OH, and Mrs. Clara Green, Lowmansville; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 19 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Rev. Charles Stapleton and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1979

   
BLAIR, Jeanetta
1959-1979
Miss Jeanetta Dean Blair, 20, died Saturday, August 25, as the result of an automobile accident. Miss Blair was born April 12, 1959, in Johnson County.  She was a resident of Barnetts Creek and a member of the Beechwall United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her parents, Turrell and Iva Joy Blair Blair; 3 sisters, Garnett Lou Jackson and Phyllis Blair of Barnetts creek and Sharon Colvin of Denver; 5 brothers, Lowell, James R., Charles and Ottis all of Oil Springs and Joe M. Blair of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 28, in Beechwall United Baptist Church, Leander, with Elders Lonza Reed, James D. Spradlin and John R. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

   
BURCHETT, Ray
1905-1979
Ray Burchett, 74, died Monday, Aug 13, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months. Mr. Burchett was a resident of Elna, and was born May 5, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of James and Rosa Castle Burchett. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Estep Burchett; a daughter, Mrs. Bromley Patton of Flat Gap; three brothers, Darrell of Wittensville, James Lowell of Pikeville and Ora L. of Fuget; three sisters, Mrs. Eula Hayes, of Howard, OH, Mrs. Edna Wallin of Winchester, and Mrs. Virginia Hall of Columbus, OH; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Aug 15 in Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna with Elders Eual McKenzie, J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial will be in Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1979

    
CISCO, William
1965-1979
William Edward Cisco, 13, died Friday, August 10, at Sitka. He was born September 18, 1965, in Johnson County, the son of John and Herma Lee Stapleton Cisco. Also surviving are a brother and two sisters, Sherry, Ronnie and Donnie, all of Sitka. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 12, in Pentecostal Church of Christ with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1979

  
CLATOS, Irene (Fairchild)
1915-1979
Mrs. Irene Clatos, 64, died Tuesday, August 21, in riverView Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mrs. Clatos was born August 11, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Son and Bertha McCloud Fairchild. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired school teacher for the Johnson County school system, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Steve Clatos, preceded her in death March 4, 1969. Surviving are two sons, Lloyd Clatos, Frankfort and Nick Clatos, Wayne, WV; a daughter, Mrs. Penny Mead, Paintsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Trimble, Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. Pauline Burnett, Huntington, WV; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, August 23, in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Revs. Scott Castle and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Len Clarke, Scottie Lefler, David Williamson, Billy Mead, Jerry Clatos and Jackie Pelphrey. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

   
CONLEY, Suna
1898-1979
Mrs. Suna Conley, 81, died Wednesday, August 8, at her Staffordsville residence after an extended illness. She was born January 28, 1898, in Johnson County, was a retired cook, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Everett Conley; 2 sons, Fishel Conley of Hager Hill and Keith Conley of Wittensville; 2 daughters, Jewell Butler of Grand Rapids, Mi., and Lucille Daniel of Nippa; a half brother, Francis McKenzie of Kerz; 3 half sisters, Mae Jaynes and Alka Murry of Paintsville and Donna Salyers of Kerz; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1979

   
COOK, Walter
1912-1979
Walter Cook, 67, died Thursday, Aug 30, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Cook was born June 5, 1912, in Lawrence County, the son of Bud and Bertha Fitch Cook. He was a resident of Meally, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Delphia Montgomery Cook, four sons, David, Grover, and James of Paintsville, and Billy of Ashland, five daughters, Deloris Butcher of Columbus, Bobby Jackson of Ashland, Margaret Cook, OH, Regina Cook and Lorene Cook of Paintsville; two sisters, Opal Hale of Martin and Lucille Conn of Ashland; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Lafe Preston Memorial Cemetery, Meally, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

   
COOPER, John
1916-1979
Paintsville businessman John Ernest Cooper, 62, died Thursday, August 9, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Cooper was born December 8, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of John H. and Vermilia Julia Preston Cooper.  He was owner of East Kentucky News, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the First United Methodist Church. He was past president of Rotary Club, past chairman and eight year member of Paintsville Independent School Board of Education and past chairman of the Masonic Lodge.  Surviving are his wife, Faye Maggard Cooper; 3 sons, John Mark Cooper or Orlando, Fl, Robin Thomas Cooper and Gregory Maggard Cooper of Paintsville; a daughter Jill Cooper Sawyer of Louisville; a brother, Roger Thomas Cooper of Paintsville, and a sister Victoria cooper Mceldoweny of Charleston, WV. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, in First United Methodist Church with Graham Abbott officiating. Serving as active pallbearers were Bill Bailey, J. B. Wells, Sid Garland, Charles T. Melvin, O. T. Dotson, Jim Stan Maggard, Eric VanHoose, and Bill Stafford, and Gene Deskins and Paul Ratliff, alternates. Honorary pallbearers were the mens Bible class, Rotary Club and Bob Montgomery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1979

   
DELONG, William
1888-1979
William (Bill T.) Delong, 91, died Sunday, August 26, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Delong was born in Johnson County, July 27, 1888, the son of Sampson and Margaret Priest Delong. He was a resident of Hager Hill and was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Hyden Delong. Surviving are a son, Ted Delong, Hager Hill; three daughters, Roxie Music and Fannie Franklin, Hager Hill and Anna Green, Waverly, OH, a sister, Rebecca Martin, Paintsville, 48 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 29 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Music and Dave Flannery officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

   
DUNNAGAN, Efford Jr.
1894-1979
Efford Hime Dunnagan, Jr., 85, died Friday, August 17, in Milton, FL, after an extended illness. Mr. Dunnagan was born May 29, 1894, in Ashland, the son of E. H. and Margaret Dugan Dunnagan. He was a resident of Auxier, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Vest Dunnagan; two sons, Wills E., Wabash, IN, and John T., Lagro, IN; four daughters, Mrs. Lula M. Combs, Lagro, IN, Mrs. Wilma A. Salem, Columbus, GA, Mrs. Betty Edmonds, Milton, FL, and Mrs. Hazel Wells, Ashland; a brother, Clarence Dunnagan, Ashland, a sister, Mrs. Mary Bocook, Ashland, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 21, in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends T. A. Patton and Clifford Austin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1979

   
GRIM, Essie (Slone)
1913-1979
Essie Grim, 66, died Wednesday, August 1, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Grim was born November 16, 1913, in Johnson County, as daughter of the late Alfred Slone and Hemmie Selvege Slone. She was a resident of Sitka and was preceded her in death by her husband, Leontas Grim on February 16, 1976. Surviving in addition to her mother are three sons, Troy L., Sunberry, OH, Harold, Springfield, OH, and Danny L. Sitka, a brother, Edmund Slone, Paintsville, and a sister, Reva McClure, Joplin, MO. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4, in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Old Hood Church Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

   
HALL, Earl
1917-1979
Earl Hall, 61, Trenton, MI, died Wednesday, August 1, in Seaway Hospital in Trenton. Mr. Hall was born in Letcher County, November 4, 1917, son of the late James Ellis Hall and Juda Bently Hall. He was an employee of McClouth Steel in Trenton. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Hall, Trenton; six sons, Hurtson Hall, Sitka, Eugene, Trenton, Roger, Graysville, AL, Marvin, Belleville, MI, Earl Kent and Jason Bradly, Trenton; four daughters, Rella Dean Mullins, Vinton, OH, Janice Mullins, Bidwell, OH, Guenolene Skinner, Graysville, AL, Ronda Lynn Gulyban, Riverview, MI; two brothers, Milford Hall, Ecorse, MI and Leonard Hall, River Rouge, MI; one sister, Drazie Tackett of Jackson, OH; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 5, in Longfork Regular Baptist Church with Sollie Kiser, Monroe Jones, Jethro Hampton and Gene Johnson officiating. Burial was in Frank Tackett Cemetery, Long Fork of Virgie, with R. S. Jones & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

    
HARRIS, Angela
1978-1979
Angela Michele Harris, nine months, died Sunday, Aug 26 in Ireland Hospital, Fort Knox. Angela was born Oct 31, 1978 in Nurnberg, Germany, the daughter of Sgt. Stanley and Ruth Ann Harris, Ft. Knox. Surviving in addition to her parents are the maternal grandparents, Mary Maxine Bowling, Stambaugh and Eulas Price Salyer, Paintsville; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Clista Harris, Flat Gap, great grandmother, Verna Marshall; Flat Gap; and one sister, Mary Jane Harris, at home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 29, in Old Hood United Baptist church, Sitka, with Rev. James Kelly Caudill and O.I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Old Hood Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

   
HICKS, Ermal (Hockett)
1914-1979
Ermal Hicks, 65, died Sunday, August 19, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington after a brief illness. Mrs. Hicks was born July 11, 1914 in Salem, VA, daughter of the late J. C. and Maude Booer Hockett. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Central V. Hicks; her step mother, Mahala Hockett, Pikeville; four sons, Andrew, Wharton, WV, Claude and Jerry, Panama City, FL and Terry, Millard; four daughters, Lucille McKenzie, Thealka, Christine Dickerson, Wittensville, Sue Jarrell and sandy Rice, Wharton, WV; two brothers, Jeffery Hockett, New Brunswick, OH, and Willis Hockett, Versailles; a half brother, Jessie Atkins, Justiceville; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Blankenship and Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1979

   
HURT, George
1875-1979
George Hurt, 104, died Wednesday, August 22, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Hurt was born May 1, 1875, in Johnson County and was a resident of East Point. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Goble Hurt. Surviving are three sons, Ernest, East Point, Herman, Chicago, IL, and Estill, Ypsilanti, MI; a daughter, Nellie Hurt, Auxier; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 25, in East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

   
KEEN, Carl
1947-1979
Carl Ray Keen, 32, died Tuesday, August 21, in Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington after an extended illness. Mr. Keen was born January 8, 1947, in Floyd County, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are his parents, James C. and Edna Smith Keen, his wife, Kathy Georgene Keen; three daughters, Deborah Renee, Elizabeth Sue and Cindy June, all at home; two sisters, Bonnie Sloan, and Patricia Marlene Preston, both of Van Lear; four brothers, Harold Gene, Lawrence County, OH, Paul D., Hillsboro, OH, Darrell, Hager Hill and Jackie, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Friday, August 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Banks officiating. Burial was n the family cemetery, Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

  
MEADE, Wilse
1916-1979
Wilse Meade, 62, died Thursday, August 9, in Prestonsburg. Mr. Meade was born December 10, 1916, in Floyd County, was a resident of West Prestonsburg, and a member of the Full Gospel Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Tackett Meade; a daughter, Mary Magadalene Meade, Allen, and two brothers, Henry Mayberry Meade, Huntington, IN, and O. C. Meade, Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 12, in the Full Gospel Church of God, Abbott, with Rev. Fred Garrett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Abbott, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1979

   
MEEK, Tammy
1963-1979
Tammy Lynn Meek, 16, died Saturday, August 25, as the result of an automobile accident. Miss Meek was born June 16, 1963, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Steward Meek and Shearlene Ward Meek.  She was a student at Johnson Central High School. Surviving in addition to her mother are two sisters, Patricia Ann Meek and Tina Gaye Meek of Boons Camp. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 28, in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Shade Walters officiating. Burial was in Meek Cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

   
WILEY, Lillie (Pelphrey)
1923-1979
Lillie Marie Pelphrey Wiley, died Friday, August 24, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Wiley was born February 3, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Clarence and Cordie Pelphrey Spradlin. She was a resident of Pikeville and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wiley in 1971. Surviving are a son, William Michael Wiley, four daughters, Francis Jarrell, Paintsville, Carrie Cinnamond, Pikeville, Mary Pack, Paris, and Judy Shepherd, Lexington, two sisters, Geneva Lewis, Paintsville, Loretta Houston, Dallas, TX, two brothers, James O. Spradlin and Tommy Spradlin, Dayton, OH, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Ginnan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

   
SAMMONS, Russell
1908-1979
Russell Sammons, 71, died Friday, August 3, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, OH. Mr. Sammons was  a resident of Meally, and was born March 27, 1908, in Johnson County, son of the late John and Minnie Price Sammons. Surviving are his wife June Dills Sammons; a son, Russell L. Sammons of Cincinnati, OH; 3 daughters, Charlene Spriggs and Arlene Sammons of Dayton, OH and Geraldine Spruell of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, Cecil Sammons of Meally; 2 sisters, Nancy McKenzie of Fairborn, OH and Gladys Webb of West Van Lear; 7 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Williams and Dennis Spruell officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

   
SHORT, Cecil
1910-1979
Cecil Short, 69, died last Wednesday, Aug 1, 1979, at his Meally home, the victim of an apparent heart attack. The son of the late Grant and Susie Preston Short, he was born Feb 11, 1910, at Meally. Mr. Short was a retired coal miner, member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge, No. 885, F & AM, and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Lenora Walters Short; six sons, Chester Short and Lloyd Short both of Meally, Eddie Short, Clyde Short and Tommy Short, all of Lebanon, OH and Paul Short of Franklin, OH; three daughters, Roberta Roe and Betty Mullins, both of Lebanon and Rebel Wisner of Danville; seven grandchildren; two brothers, J. H. Short of Meally and Arnold Short of Winchester; two sisters, Nora Jordan and Ruby Williams, both of Columbus. Funeral services for Mr. Short were held Saturday, Aug 4, in the Meally Church of Christ with the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the J. H. Short Cemetery at Meally. Pallbearers were Arville Short, Homer Short, J. P. Short, Eugene Short, Larry Price, Clyde Phelps, Kenny Music, Dewey Mac Mullins, Roger Short and Bill David Murry. Arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

  
SKAGGS, Boneva (Ratliff)
1947-1979
Boneva (Bonnie) Skaggs, 32, died Wednesday, August 1, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. A resident of Flatwoods, she was born January 25, 1947, in Johnson County, daughter of the late Kelse Ratliff and Ernestine Centers. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Carl Skaggs; a brother and sister, Wendell Ratliff, Columbus, and Marlene Taylor, Flatwoods. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church with Cecil Frazier and Gordon Robinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

  
SPEARS, Louise
1908-1979
Mrs. Louise Spears, 71, died Wednesday, Aug 24 in River View Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Spears was born in Johnson County, Jan 12, 1908, the daughter of Isaiah and Sarah Elizabeth Saylor Jackson. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of Meally Church of Christ. Her husband, Epp Spears, preceded her in death in June 1979. Surviving are four sons, George Allen Helton, Alger, OH, Donald Helton, Cumberland, IN, Jerry E. Spears, Butler, OH, And William Epp Spears, Lowmansville; three daughters, Velcie Daniels and Lucille Thornlow, West Van Lear, and Garnet Lehner, Mansfield, OH; four brothers, Elisha Jackson, Paintsville, Riley Jackson, Ashland, Edward Jackson, and Eddie Jackson, Warsaw, IN; a sister Hulda Gibson, Toledo, OH; 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 26, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs Scott Castle and Willard "Red" VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Thelma Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1979

  
TACKETT, Perry
1907-1979
Perry Alonzo Tackett, 71, died Thursday, August 2, in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. Mr. Tackett was born February 22, 1907 in Floyd County, the son of the late F. N. (Bud) and Elizabeth Hamilton Tackett. He was a resident of Boons Camp. Surviving are his wife, Gaynell Osborne Tackett, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Butcher of Boons Camp; two brothers, Curtis Tackett, Bypro and Charley Tackett, Waverly, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 4, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Jimmie Daniels and Walter Dutton officiating. Burial was in Meek Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979

   
WELLS, George M.
1904-1979
George M. Wells, 75, died Friday, Aug 17, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Mr. Wells was born May 6, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of George Moses and Cora Honeycutt Wells. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a merchant and member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Setser Wells; a son, Charles K. Wells, West Van Lear; three daughters, Sharon L. Saretskie, Summerset, NJ, Judith K. Hornback, Winchester and Pam L. McKinley, Lexington; four brothers, John and Willie, Van Lear, Woodrow, West Van Lear, and Henry, South Point, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Adams, Henryville, IN, Mrs. Maggie Collins, Van Lear, and Mrs. Eula Williams, Van Lear; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short and Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1979

  
WILLIAMS, Jeremy
1979-1979
Jeremy D. Williams, infant son of Ricky and Pat Price Williams, died Wednesday, August 1, in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are a sister, Tammy Jean Williams, Williamsport; maternal grandparents, Donald and Dorothy Price, Whitehouse and paternal grandmother, Colene Williams, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Friday, August 3, at the home of Donald Price, Hammond, with Bill Tackett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1979


 
SEPTEMBER - 1979


   
  
BAYES, Alice
1895-1979
Alice Bayes, 84, died Saturday, Sep 22, at her Paintsville residence after a short illness. Mrs. Bayes was born Jan 21, 1895, in Johnson County, the daughter of Charles Washington and Lois Mayhan Bayes. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are three sons, Mitchell Bayes, Paintsville, James Manford Lemaster, New Carlisle, OH, and Robert Lemaster, Marysville, OH; a daughter, Marzie Webb, Dayton, OH; and a brother, Frank Bayes, Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sep 25 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was at Persimmon Point, Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1979

    
BLAIR, Donald
1955-1979
Donald Ray Blair, 24, died Thursday, September 13, in Paintsville Hospital as the result of a  motorcycle accident.  He was born August 1, 1955, in Johnson County, was a resident of Sitka, owner of Blair's Body Shop and a member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge No. 858. Surviving are his parents, Frank and Malverie Fields Blair; his wife, Sharon Wallen Blair; a son, Jonathan Mathew; 2 sisters, Sandra Sue Bryan of Louisa and Bonnie Lou Blair of Lexington. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 16, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Grover Castle, Tommy Meade, John Frank Ratliff and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1979

    
BLAIR, Lonnie
1936-1979
Lonnie Elwood Blair, 43, died Monday, Sep24, in Lexington, after an extended illness. Mr. Blair was born Aug 24, 1936, in Johnson County, was a resident of Williamsport and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his parents, Lonnie and Neva Pack Blair; a son, James Dennis Blair, Van Lear; three sisters, Dianne Dozier, Williamsport, Peggy Legg and Allene Colvin, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sep 27 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Don Fraley and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery, Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Pelphrey, Tom Daniels, Gene Robinson, Bub Butcher, Don Robinson, Gene Davis and Don Daniel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1979

   
BURKE, Perry
1937-1979
Perry Burke, 41, died Sunday, September 16, 1979, in UK Medical Center after an extended illness. Born November 21, 1937, in Johnson County, he was the son of Walter and Estella Gibson Burke, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Deloris Pennington Burke, two sons, Gregory and Kevin Burke, Van Lear; two daughters, Linda and Sherry Burke, Van Lear, two brothers, William and Chester Burke, Lookout, KY; two sisters, Estille Burke, Andrews, IN and Lena Daniels, Louisa; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 19, at 2 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial will be in Daniels-Burke Cemetery, Richardson, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1979

    
BUTCHER, Jerry
1962-1979
Jerry Allen Butcher, 16, died Monday, Sep 3, in U. K. Medical Center. He was born Dec 31, 1962 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Williamsport. Surviving are his parents, Edgar and Edna Faye Spradlin Butcher; four brothers, Edgar Eugene, Gary, Steven and Ronald, all of Williamsport; three sisters, Diane Blackburn and Donna Butcher of Williamsport and Polly Ann Whitaker of Gunlock.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sep 6 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

     
CAIN, Timmy
1962-1979
Timmy Cain, 16, died Sunday, September 2, at Williamsport. He was born December 14, 1962, in Alaska, the son of Byron and Ruby Butcher Cain Turner. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Tommy Cain, Kodiak, Alaska, and Byron Cain, II, Williamsport. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 6, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Butcher cemetery, Williamsport. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

  
CASTLE, Robert
1945-1979
Robert (Cub) Castle, 33, died Tuesday, Sep 18, in Martin County. Mr. Castle was born Nov 25, 1945 in Johnson County, the son of Russell and Eulah Daniel Castle. He was a resident of River, a member of the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church and an employee of Big Three Mining. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Ward Castle; two sons and a daughter, Russell Lee, Robert Michael and Tracy Renee, all a home; three brothers, Richard, Paintsville, Ray Bob, Tutor Key, and Ralph, West Van Lear; and five sisters, Ruth Rigsby and Rushie Blanton, Paintsville, Ruby Craven, Lowmansville, Roberta Conley, Thealka and Janet Sue Pack, Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sep 20 in Toms' Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Grover Castle officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, September 26, 1979

    
CHANDLER, Hazel (Fannin)
1903-1979
Mrs. Hazel Chandler, 75, died Wednesday, September 12, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness.  Mrs. Chandler was born October 6, 1903, in Sandy Hook, the daughter of Bryant and Josephine Parsons Fannin. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired secretary for the County Court Clerk, Johnson County, and a member of Mayo Methodist Church. Her husband, John H. Chandler, preceded her in death August 20, 1939.  Surviving are a son, John E. Chandler, Paintsville; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Harbison, Hong Kong, China, and Mrs. Martha Jo Cox, Paintsville; a brother George Fannin, Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held Friday, September 14, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1979

    
COLLINS, Ishmall
1929-1979
Ishmall Collins, 50, died Sunday, September 2, in W. S. Major Hospital, Shelbyville, IN after an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born January 25, 1929, in Lewis County, the son of Andrew Collins and Phoebe Tackett. He was a 20 year employee of Amtrack, a member of the Christian Church, and a resident of Fairland, IN. Surviving are his wife, Jewell Holbrook Collins, who he married December 12, 1953, in Johnson County; two sons, Jerry Collins, Fairland and Andrew Collins, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip (Nancy Lynn) Waltz, Shelbyville; a brother, Elmer Collins, Garrison, KY, a sister, Mrs. Charles (Geneva) Cooper, Fairland, four grandchildren; and his father and mother-in-law, Winfield and Audrey Holbrook, Sr., Johnson County. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 5, in Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Keith Noel officiating. Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery with Ewing Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

   
DANIELS, Mae
1898-1979
Mae Daniels, 80, died Tuesday, September 18, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Daniels was born October 18, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Susan Webb Baldridge. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Clyde Daniels, preceded her in death December 17, 1975.  Surviving are 2 sons, Clyde Willis of Indiana, and Herman of Virginia; a daughter, Mildred Craft, of Indianapolis, IN; 2 brothers, Frank Baldridge and Garfield Baldridge both of East Point; 2 sisters, Lora Ramey of East Point and Sue Hicks of Paintsville; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1979

   
FRAIM, Golda (Ward)
1900-1979
Golda Ward Fraim, 78, died Wednesday, September 5, at her Paintsville residence Mrs. Fraim was born December 14, 1900, in Johnson County, the daughter of Ashley and Catherine Reed Ward. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church since January 1924, and was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Fraim, who she married July 20, 1925. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Jerry D. Fraim, Paintsville, Sgt. Paul C. Fraim, Campbellsville, KY; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy McKenzie, Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Paul B. (Blanche) Hall, Paintsville; five grandsons and one granddaughter. Funeral services held Friday, September 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

    
GOBLE, Tom
1888-1979
Tom Goble, 91, died Monday, Sept 3, at his West Van Lear home. Mr. Goble was born October 15, 1888, in Johnson County, the son of C. C. and Helen Baldridge Goble. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Gypsy Blevins Goble, two sons, Virgil Goble and William Goble, West Van Lear, five daughters, Marie Hall and Goldie Webb, Van Lear, Elva Blevins, West Van Lear, Junie Salyers, Columbus, OH, and Bertha Music, Springfield, OH; two brothers, Calhoun Goble, West Van Lear, a sister, Minnie Hurt, West Van Lear; 34 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 6, in West Van Lear Church of Christ with Rev. Joe Adray officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

   
HOWARD, Arthur
1908-1979
Arthur C. Howard, 71, died Thursday, September 9, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Howard was born May 19, 1908, in Floyd County, the son of Samuel J. Tilden Howard and Kate L. Conley Howard. He was a resident of East Point and had been a mail carrier for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Alta Mae Music Howard, his step mother, Addie Howard; two sons, Rueben Clay Howard and Harold J. Howard, East Point, three sisters, Mrs. Willa Stone, Ashland, Mrs. Fannie Hill, West Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Gladys Salyers, Hager Hill, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Tincher and Rev. Dewey E. Music officiating. Burial was in Combs and Howard Cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

   
JUSTICE, Cam
1910-1979
Cam Justice, 68, died Sunday, September 2, in Riverview Manor, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Justice was born October 10, 1910, in Lawrence County, the son of Edgar and Alice Boyd Justice. He was self-employed as a farmer and was a member of the Patrick United Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Arnold Justice, Springfield, OH, and Woods Justice, Colorado Springs, CO, and a sister, Minnie Price, Detroit, MI. Graveside services were held, Wednesday, September 5, in Boyd Cemetery, Richardson, KY with Earl Meade officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

   
MAYNARD, Charles
1934-1979
Charles E. (Todd) Maynard, 45, died Friday, September 28 at Boons Camp. Mr. Maynard was born September 6, 1934 in Johnson County. He was a disabled employee of Ford Motor Company and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are his parents, Roy and Sally Daniel Maynard, Springfield, OH; his wife, Bernice Adams Maynard; three sisters, Betty Grant, Joyce Snodgrass, and Mona Bowman, all of Springfield, OH; four brothers, James, Frank, Robert and Jack, also of Springfield. Funeral services were held Monday, October 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Dutton officiating. Burial was in Flem Meek Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1979

   
MCCOART, Pat
1911-1979
Pat McCoart, 68, died Sunday, September 16, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Born August 15, 1911, in West Van Lear, Johnson County, he was the son of John and Anna Wills McCoart and a resident of West Van Lear.  Surviving are his wife, Pauline Price McCoart; a son, Bobby Joe McCoart of Murray; two sisters, Bridgette VanHoose of Paintsville and Cele Smith of Charleston, WV. Funeral services held Wednesday September 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Poole officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1979

   
MOORE, Edna
1898-1979
Edna Moore, 81, died Monday, September 3, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born January 14, 1898, in Madison County, the daughter of David and Ella Beedy Rowe, was a resident of Hager Hill, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Jean Davis, Hager Hill and Ella J. Johnson, Flat Gap; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

 
MORGAN, Virgie (Helton)
1890-1979
Virgie Morgan, 89, died Sunday, September 2, in Paintsville. Mrs. Morgan was a resident of Paintsville and was born August 18, 1890, in Pike County, the daughter of Dave and Virginia Stewart Helton. Her husband, Ruben Morgan, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Bryan Morgan, Huntington, WV, and Mark Morgan, Webbville; four daughters, Opal MacDaniel and Josephine Belhasen Howard, Paintsville, Cora Lee Johnson, New Port and Sadie Nowak, Detroit, MI; a brother, John Helton, Wolfpit, KY; 12 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 5, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Morgan-Combs Cemetery, Emaly, KY, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

   
MORRISON, Evelyn (Gilchrist)
1910-1979
Evelyn Morrison, 70, died Tuesday, September 18, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Morrison was born March 17, 1910, in Fayette County, the daughter of Evart Gilchrist and Elsie Gibson Gilchrist. She was a resident of Paintsville, and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Joe Morrison preceded her in death June 20, 1977. Surviving are a son, Bob Morrison, Paintsville; Peggy Brown, Hager Hill; two brothers, E. M. Gilchrist and Albert Gilchrist, Lexington; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1979

   
MUSIC, Roy
1901-1979
Roy Music, 78, died Tuesday, September 25, at his Nippa residence. Mr. Music was born March 9, 1901, in Johnson County, the son of Arch and Rosie Castle Music. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife,, Nancy Moore Music, four sons, Roy, Jr., Paintsville, Clarence, Nippa, James Paul, Springfield, OH, and Jerry, Van Lear; six daughters, Helen Jacovitch, Pageton, WV, Opal Caudill, Nippa, Pauline Kennedy, South Carolina, Jackie Frye, Martin, Sherlene Solomen, Columbus, OH, and Gwendolyn Salyers, Lexington; two sisters, Audrey Moore and Rachel Music, Nippa; and 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 28, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends James Crider and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Meadows Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1979

   
MUSIC, Sarah (Staniford)
1909-1979
Sarah Alice Music, 70, died Thursday, September 20, in County Hospital, Wabash, IN. Mrs. Music was born January 19, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of Samuel G. and Mary Ward Staniford. She had been a resident of Wabash for two years and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church since 1925. Her husband, Shade Music, Sr., who she married in Paintsville, December 29, 1925, preceded her in death December 31, 1977. Surviving are sons, Sam and Newton of Van Lear, James, Shade, Jr., Walker and Ray of Wabash, three daughters, Dorothy Burke, Dixie Perkey and Edith Fletcher, Wabash; two brothers, Grant Staniford, Boons Camp, and R. G. Staniford, Ft. Gay, WV, two sisters, Thelma Click, West Van Lear, and Jenny Collins, Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, September 24, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Burkhart officiating. Burial was in the Bow Butcher Cemetery, Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1979

   
PATRICK, Ottis
1921-1979
Ottis Patrick, 58, died Thursday, September 20, in Dayton, OH. Mr. Patrick was born July 26, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of Kay and Rose Wells Patrick. He was employed as a supervisor for Dayton Transit Authority.  Surviving are his wife, Irene Pigg Patrick; a daughter, Patty Eberly, of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mrs. Numie Hickman of Paintsville; two grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, September 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J.H. Short officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, King with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1979

   
SPARKS, Eddie
1958-1979
Eddie Sparks, 20, died Thursday, September 6, in Lawrence County as the result of a motorcycle accident. Mr. Sparks was born September 8, 1958 in Johnson County, the son of Arlie and Ruby Castle Sparks. He was a resident of Lowmansville and an employee of Mountaineer Resources.  Surviving are two brothers, Jack Sparks, of Lowmansville and Jim Sparks of Columbus, OH; two half-brothers, Farlin Sparks of Staffordsville and Coty Sparks of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Mary Lyons of River and Elizabeth Howard of Van Lear; four half sisters, Peggy Dobbins of Ashland, Blanche Dillon and Betty Green of Urbana, OH and Bonnie Miller of Lowmansville. Funeral services held Sunday, September 9, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Willie Hayes and Chuck Slone officiating. Burial was in Preston-Sparks Cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were David, Roger, Keith, Bruce, Darrell and Jeffery Sparks and Bret Hall. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

  
STEELE, Charles
1970-1979
Charles Steele, 9, died Sunday, September 3, in Portsmouth, OH. He was born September 2, 1970 in Portsmouth, the son of Richard and Addie Whitt Steele. He had been a resident of Wheelersburg, OH for two weeks and was formerly from Offutt. Surviving in addition to his mother are seven brothers, James, Van Lear, Carlos, Paul, Roger, Keith, Clarence, and William at home; two sisters, Deloris Steele and Janet Steele at home. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Clyde Roy Bowling and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Steele Family Cemetery, Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1979

   
VANHOOSE, James
1915-1979
James Kelly VanHoose died at his Nippa residence after an extended illness.  Mr. VanHoose was born Dec 8, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of Bascom and Ella VanHoose. Surviving are his wife, Anna Lee VanHoose; 3 sons, Jimmy Lee of Paintsville, Robert of Manilla, and Danny of Nippa; a daughter, Emma Catherine Rice of Nippa; a brother and sister, Sterling VanHoose and Beaunie Burchett of Stambaugh; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle, James Kelly Caudill and Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1979

  
VIRES, Grace (Keel)
1909-1979
Grace Vires, 70, died Wednesday, Sep 5, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Vires was born Jan 5, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Kelly and Mary Setser Keel. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John Vires, preceded her in death in April 1, 1979. Surviving are three sons, Raymond Vires, Ypsilanti, MI, Buddy Vires, Van Couver, WA, and John Vires, Jr., Dearborne Heights, MI; 7 daughters, Geraldine Webb, Van Lear, Betty Collins, Taylor, MI, Bureda Winters, Louisville, Tommie Wells, Sue Clifton and Jean Booth, Wabash, and Joan Philips, Lexington; and a brother, Kermit Keel, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sep 8, in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Lee Music officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Ricky
1953-1979
Ricky Alan Williams, 26, died Sunday, September 23. Mr. Williams was born May 18, 1953, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his parents, Jane Brown and Charles Paul McKenzie; his wife, Sally Rowland Williams; his step father, Jack Brown, two daughters, Paula Jean Williams and Rhonda Rae Williams, Paintsville; a brother, Jackie Neal Brown, Paintsville, a half-brother, and sister, Charles McKenzie and Beverly McKenzie, Chicago, IL. Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 26, in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with the Disabled American Veterans officiating. Masonic services were conducted Tuesday, September 25. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Tanya
1979-1979
Tanya Montana Williams, infant daughter of Tennessee and Sophia Owens Williams of Elna, died September 2, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Surviving are three sisters, Debbie, Susie, and Kathy, at home, paternal grandparents, Scotty and Terry Williams, Flat Gap, and maternal grandparents, Dallas and Mary Owens, Morgan County. Graveside services were held Monday, September 3, in the family cemetery at Elna with Scotty Williams officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1979

  
WITTEN, Chester Sr.
1894-1979
Chester Witten, Sr., 85, died Sunday, September 16, in his Sitka residence after an extended illness. Mr. Witten was born May 7, 1894, in Johnson County, the son of Thomas Floyd and Louisna Ward Witten.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Herma Lee. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Welch Witten; 3 sons, James C, Harold "Pete", and Chester, Jr. all of Sitka; 4 daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Phelps of Ft. Myers, Fl., Mrs. Jacqueline "Jackie" Arrowood of Thelma, Mrs. Betty McKenzie of Catlettsburg, and Joanne Witten of Sitka; a brother, Tom Witten of Sitka; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship and J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Witten Family Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1979


 
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BLAIR, Grant
1898-1979
Grant Blair, 81, died Saturday, October 27, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Blair was born November 5, 1898, in Johnson County, the son of John and Sarah Caudill Blair. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek and was preceded in death by his first wife, Rushia Stambaugh Blair in 1967.  Surviving are his wife, Bessie Border Blair; 3 sons, Marvin of Borderland, WV, Manuel of Barnetts Creek and Marcus of Michigan; 3 daughters, Maggie Saylor, Martha Jane Saylor and Margaret Hawkins all of Barnetts Creek; one son from his first marriage, James S. Blair of Prestonsburg; 2 daughters from his first marriage, Lillian Avalee Arnold of Columbus and Rachael Laura Edwards of Williamsport, IN; 2 sisters, Mammy Litteral of Oil Springs and Hazel Conley of Marion, OH; 19 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 30, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton, Melvin Blanton, and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

   
BLANTON, Buell
1916-1979
Buell Blanton, 63, died Thursday, October 11, at his Oil Springs home. Mr. Blanton was born August 12, 1916, in Johnson County, son of the late Noah Kendrick and Nollie Lemaster Blanton, of Oil Springs. He was a retired motor inspector for R & M, Springfield, OH and a member of the United Baptist Church. His first wife Hazel Estep Blanton, preceded him in death January 30, 1968. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Chloie Caudill Blanton; four sons, Harold, Urbana, OH, Kenneth and Wendell, Mechanicsburg, OH and SPC 4 Arnold, U.S. Army, Korea; two step sons, Eldon Caudill and Phillip Caudill, Oil Springs; two daughters, Ann Bethel, Springfield, OH, and Carol Thurston, Dallas, Tx,; a step daughter, Linda Blair of Oil Springs; and a brother, Paul Blanton of Volga.  Funeral services held Monday, October 15 in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Elders James H. Blair, Lonza Reed, and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

    
NOYD, Hobert
1929-1979
Hobert Boyd, 50, died Friday, October 12, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mr. Boyd was born in Johnson County January 2, 1929, the son of Hillard and Maxine Litton Boyd. He was a resident of Dayton and employed as a maintenance worker. Surviving are his wife, Jackie Hall Boyd; a son, Robert Dean Boyd; and two sisters, Elizabeth Robinson of New Carlisle, OH and Nell Conley of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, October 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Hall Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
CARPENTER, Charlie
1907-1979
Charlie Carpenter, 72, died Tuesday, October 23, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Carpenter was born June 11, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Leander and Josephine Conley Carpenter. He was a resident of Leander, an employee of C & O Railroad, and a member of the East Point Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Grace May Carpenter; a son, Jack Carpenter, Ashland; two daughters, Ruth Clay, Paintsville and Juanita Sammons, Huntington; and a sister and brother, Pearl Howard, Ashland and Jim Carpenter, Leander. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Herb Arms and Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

   
CASTLE, Raymond
1927-1979
Raymond Castle, 52, died Monday, Oct 15, at his Lowmansville residence. Mr. Castle was born July 1, 1927, in Johnson County. He was a member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM and was past master of the lodge. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Willa Mae VanHoose Castle; a son, Johnny Ray Castle, Lowmansville; a daughter, Linda Marlene Sperger, Lowmansville; five brothers, James Castle, Eastern, KY, Ott Castle, MI, Russell and Homer Castle, KS, and Richard Castle, Wittensville; two sisters, Oneida Stambaugh, KS and Gracie Pack, Franklin, OH; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct 18, in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Grover Castle officiating. Burial was in Castle Family cemetery, Lowmansville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1979

  
COLLINS, Marvin
1916-1979
Marvin Collins, 63, died Monday, Oct 15, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Collins was born June 1, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of Will and Mollie Spencer Collins. He was a resident of Hager Hill, had been employed at Crest Haven Nursing HOme, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Hampton Collins; two stepsons, Harry S. Tackett and John Michael Tackett, Paintsville, a daughter, Rebecca Kathryn Collins, Hager Hill; three stepdaughters, Peggy Hackworth, Riceville, Glenda Owens, Thelma, and Rhonda Burke, Hager Hill; 7 brothers, Arville, Franklin, OH, Calvin of Finley, OH, Curtis of Portsmouth, OH, Charley of Nippa, Chester of Paintsville, Earl and James of East Point; three sisters, Dora Osborne, Vestabule, OH; Zona Spencer, East Point, and Goldia Blair of Franklin, OH, 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1979

   
CONLEY, Betty (O'Bryan)
1926-1979
Betty Jean O’Bryan Conley, 53, died Tuesday, October 30, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Mrs. Conley was born September 6, 1926, in Johnson County, the daughter of Clyde and Pearl Blankenship O’Bryan. She was a resident of Ashland, retired employee of Federal Youth Center in Summitt, and a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Star No. 432, Van Lear. Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband, James H. Conley. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 3, in Mayo United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Roy Chison officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
CONLEY, Charlie
1895-1979
Charlie Conley, 84, died Friday, October 19, at his Oil Springs home. He was born July 21, 1895, in Johnson County, the son of Coonie and Cora Crace Conley. He was a retired oil driller for Cumberland Petroleum Company and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Elva Rice Conley; 3 sons, Harold D., Charles F., and Richard all of Oil Springs; 2 daughters, Edna Carol Knox of Fairborn, OH and Arlene Blair of Oil Springs; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Jackson of Staffordsville; a half sister, Mrs. May Thornsberry, of Salyersville; 4 half brothers, Hobert of Nippa, Guss and Glenn of Oil Springs, and Mitchell of Russell, KY; 17 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 22, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Jerry Castle and Chester Miller officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1979

    
CROTHERS, Erma (McKenzie)
1907-1979
Erma Crothers, 72, died Wednesday, October 10, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Crothers was born October 10, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of Dan and Rosa Castle McKenzie. She was a resident of Volga and a member of the Church of God. Her husband, George Crothers, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl Pelphrey, Volga, two brothers, Rev. Doug McKenzie and Olif McKenzie, Thealka; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 13, in Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Reverends Tobe Wheeler and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Pelphrey Cemetery, Volga, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
DAVIS, Amanda
1913-1979
Amanda Davis, 66, died Thursday, October 11, at Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born in Johnson County, June 15, 1913, the daughter of Matthew and Bessie Dutton Caudill. She was a resident of Flat Fork and was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Davis. Surviving are two sons, William M. Haney, Paintsville, and Roy Roger Davis, Tutor Key, five daughters, Betty Puckett, Royalton, Pauline McCarty, Flat Fork, Anna Reed, Red Bush, Juanita Collins, East Point, and Virginia Reed, Sitka; a half brother, Pierce Caudill, Paintsville, two half sisters, Elsie Castle, Thealka, and Ada Baldwin, Thelma, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 14, in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Willard VanHoose and Bill Runyon officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
GARDNER, Darlene (Bennett)
1927-1979
Darlene B. Gardner, 52, Cadiz, KY, died recently in Trigg County Hospital after a two month illness. Services were held in St. Stephen Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen Dunn officiating. Burial was in the East End Cemetery. A Louisville native, she was born January 4, 1927, the daughter of Mack and Elsie Frank Bennett and was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, John Gardner; four sons, John A., of Paintsville, Stephen, Owensboro, Richard, Colorado Springs, CO, and Dennis at home and two grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1979

   
HESTER, Elmer Sr.
1886-1979
Elmer Hester, Sr., 92, died Saturday, October 13, in Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Hester was born December 20, 1886, in Jackson County, the son of Clay and Clara Hester Blackburn. He was a resident of East Point, a retired miner and photographer, and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Harriet Crider Hester, four sons, Elmer, Jr., Louisa, Conrad, Oak Grove, KY, Jack, Baltimore, MD, and Donald, Shelby Gap, KY; and three daughters, Eleanor Porter, Pennsylvania, Maxine Marawoski, Baltimore, MD, and Dorothy Horner, Jenkins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, in the East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Music-Hyden Cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

  
HOLBROOK, Henry
1907-1979
Henry C. Holbrook, 72, died Thursday, October 18, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness of several months. Mr. Holbrook was born September 28, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Dr. James H. and Mollie Sparks Holbrook. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired president of First National Bank, a member of Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Elizabeth Adkins Holbrook; three sons, Dr. Ernest C. Holbrook, Prestonsburg, Marvin Mayo Holbrook and Henry Harrison Holbrook, Paintsville and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 21, in Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1979

   
JOHNSON, Jerry
1938-1979
Jerry Johnson, 41, died Tuesday, October 2, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Johnson was born in Johnson County, July 8, 1938, the son of Martin and Ada Pennington Johnson. He was a resident of Staffordsville and an employee of Paintsville Cleaners. Surviving are a son and daughter, Jerry, Johnson, Jr., and Collen Johnson, Wabash, IN; two brothers, Jarvie V. Johnson of New Lexington, OH and Leroy Johnson of Chillicothe, OH; two sisters, Mary Ferguson, Staffordsville and Gladys Blair of Borderland, WV. Funeral services were held Friday, October 5, in State Road Fork United Baptist church, Falcon, with Lowell Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery, Falcon, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1979

   
MCCARTY, Alex Allen
1936-1979
Alex Allen McCarty, 43, died Saturday, Oct 27, in Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, TX. Mr. McCarty was born Jan 6, 1936 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Dallas, TX. He was employed as store manager for Good Luck Oil Company and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Surviving are his parents, Raymond and Ann Preston McCarty; Dallas; his wife, Sue Trimble McCarty; three sons, Christopher, U. S. Navy, Groton, CT; Bryan and Kevin, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Dianne Ward, Ashland; a brother and sister, David McCarty, Dallas, TX and Mrs. Beulah Ethell, Penn Valley, CA; one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 31 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

   
MEADOWS, George
1883-1979
George Meadows, 96, died Sunday, October 7, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.  Mr. Meadows was born February 15, 1883, and was a resident of Tutor Key. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife , Gypsie VanHoose Meadows; four sons, Reece of Louisville, Kennard of Tutor Key, Ray of Harold, and Ora of Langley; two step sons, Rev. James Crider of Staffordsville, and Earl Vencil Ward of Tutor Key; a daughter, Mrs. Lyda Lyons of Tutor Key; and two step daughters, Oneda Castle of Thealka, and Anna McKenzie of OH. Funeral services held Wednesday, October 10 at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Revs Don Fraley, Irvin Castle and Doug McKenzie officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Thealka, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1979

   
PICKLESIMER, Frank
1898-1979
Frank Picklesimer, 80, died Wednesday, Oct 10, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Picklesimer was born in Johnson County, Nov 13, 1898, the son of John and Louise Trimble Picklesimer. He was a retired service station owner and a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Ora Conley Picklesimer; a son, Douglas Picklesimer, Canutillo, TX; 5 grandsons, and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 13, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and John R. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
PRESTON, Ernest
1914-1979
Ernest Neville Preston, 65, died October 21, in a hospital near his home in 29 Palms, CA. Mr. Preston was born February 6, 1914, at Paintsville. He was a son of the late William R. (Bill R.) and Della McKenzie Preston. He was a graduate of Paintsville High School and a veteran of World War II and Korean War, he served with the U. S. Marines from 1937 until discharged because of service related disability in 1954.   After discharge from the Marines, he was employed at the 29 Palms California Marine Base. Mr. Preston and Mabel Dills, daughter of Jess B. and Virginia Helton Dills, were married in Bermuda June 18, 1948. He is survived by his wife, and two sons, Lieutenant Commander Randall Preston, U. S. Navy, Norwich, CT and Geoffrey Preston, 29 Palms. Among other survivors are two grandchildren and three brothers, W. R. Preston, of Irvin, Cecil M. Preston of Kingston, TN, and Leon H. Preston of Paintsville. A brother, Shady K. Preston, preceded him in death. An Honor Guard and Ceremonial Unit from the Marine Base conducted the burial services. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
PRESTON, Reggie
1903-1979
Reggie Preston, 7, died Saturday, October 20, at his Meally home. Born in Johnson County, May 21, 1903, he was the son of Jessie and Alvine Murphy Preston. Mr. Preston was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Icie Preston, three sons, Paul E. Preston, Red Bush, Homer Preston and Jessie Preston, Springboro, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Mullins, Meally, 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23, in Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Earl Muncy, Ivan Butcher, Tom Preece and Charles Osborne officiating. Burial was in Lafe Preston Memorial cemetery, Meally, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1979

   
RAMEY, Anna (Sadler)
1909-1979
Anna Lee Sadler Ramey, 70, died Saturday, October 27, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Ramey was born October 9, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Stella Castle Sadler. She was a resident of Nippa. Surviving are her husband, Sam Ramey; 2 sons, Thomas Howard and John both of Nippa; 4 daughters, Imogene Music and Sue Salyer of Paintsville, Mary Lee Burchett and Cynthia Williams of Nippa; a brother, Clarence Sadler of Harold; a sister, Alka Davis of Springfield, OH; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 30, in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, Grover Castle, and Herbert Davis, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Sadler Family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

   
RAMEY, C. Douglas
1908-1979
C. Douglas Ramey, founder of Louisville's summer Shakespeare in the Park program died Wednesday, Oct 24 at Suburban Hospital. He had been ill with emphysema for several years. Ramey, 71, was an actor and a teacher, director and producer of drama in the Louisville for three decades. In the early 1960's his Carriage House Players presented an hour of Shakespeare during a Central Park arts festival that was so well received that he began the annual series of free outdoor performances. The festival, one of fewer than a dozen similar ones in the country, presents three plays each summer in 1977, Central Park's amphitheater was named in his honor. Ramey produced and directed the plays until recent years when health problems forced him to relinquish those duties. Mae Salyers, president of the Committee for Shakespeare in the Park, called Ramey "the guiding force behind the productions" and credited his determination with holding them together. Ramey was a native of East Point and a graduate of Goodman Memorial, the drama department of the Art Institute in Chicago. Ramey came to Louisville as a government worker during the Depression. Besides founding the Carriage House Players, he organized Paintsville Littly Theatre and Clarksville Little Theatre. He also was Clarksville Little Theatre's first director when it opened in 1947 and was there until 1959 when he resigned to devote more time to Carriage House. Mr. Ramey was born October 3, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of Dr. Frank and Precilla Picklesimer Ramey. He is survived by two brothers, George Lewis Ramey, East Point and Bayes Ramey, South Point, and a sister, Lora Osborn, Winter Park, FL. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 26, in the East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements.

   
RICE, Sam
1912-1979
Sam Rice, 66, died Sunday, October 21, I Highland Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months. Mr. Rice was born November 7, 1912, at Staffordsville, the son of Grant and Della Caudill Rice. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired mechanic.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Long Rice; a son Samuel Rice of Huntington, WV; a daughter, Mrs. William D. Slone of Williamsport; 2 brothers, Isaac Grant Rice, Jr. of Ashland and Theodore Rice of Morehead City, NC; 2 sisters, Hilda Mae Harris of Ashland and Mary Martha Doane of Buffalo, NY and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1979

   
ROBERTS, Della (Harmons)
1926-1979
Della Roberts, 58, died Sunday, October 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Roberts was born February 2, 1926, in Johnson County, the daughter of Bud and Lizzie Mullins Harmon. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Thomas R. Roberts, a daughter, Elizabeth Fitch, Paintsville and two brothers, Carl Harmon, Staffordsville, and Bob Harmon, Indiana. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
ROSS, Mrs. Erie (Salyer)
1900-1979
Mrs. Erie Salyer Ross, 78, died October 3, in Belle Center, OH, after a short illness. Mrs. Ross was born November 30, 1900, in Johnson County, the daughter of Lum and Jeanetta Salyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Con Ross and three daughters. Surviving are six children, two brothers,  Chandler and Ralph Salyer, Flat Gap, and three sisters, Nola Conley, Fuget, Verna Williams, Red Bush, and Zelda Williams, Belle Center, OH. Funeral services were held October 6, with burial in Belle Center. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
SESCO, Esau
1894-1979
Esau Jefferson Sesco, 85, died Monday, October 1, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Sesco was born June 2, 1894, in Johnson County, the son of John and Harriet Honeycutt Sesco. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, John Sesco, Volga, Everett Sesco, Meally, and Sherman Sesco, Flat Gap; seven daughters, Joan Stapleton, Volga, Thelma Estep and Billie Sue Wright, Flat Gap, Harriet Curtis, Prestonsburg, Mary Sizemore, Van Lear, Louise Stapleton, Staffordsville, and Brenda Justice, Inez, four brothers, Paris, Estill and Elmon, Meally, and Lemuel, East Point; 29 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 4, in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyers and Linzie Meade officiating. Burial was in Sesco Family cemetery, Salyers Branch, Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1979

   
SHORT, Warnie
1910-1979
Warnie Short, 69, died Sunday, Oct 28,  at his Meally residence.   Mr. Short was born in Johnson County, Apr 10, 1910, the son of Dick and Vina Preston Short, and he was a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Zelda Boyd Short; 2 sons, Eugene Short of Wittensville and Roger Short of Paintsville; 3 daughters, Beatrice Franklin of Loveland, OH, Patty Delong of Van Lear and Christine Preston of Hager Hill; a brother Wellman Short of Russell; a sister Edna Pack of Van Lear. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Oct 31, at the Meally Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating.  Burial was in J. H. Short Cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

   
WHITAKER, Henry
1935-1979
Henry Hansford Whitaker, 44, died Monday, October 8, in Paintsville Hospital, after an extended illness. Mr. Whitaker was born February 6, 1935, in Johnson County, the son of Burns and Roma Wallen Stepp. He was a resident of River and employed in Columbus, OH as a dry wall hanger.  Surviving are his wife, Sarah, two sons, Henry, Jr. and Donald Whitaker of Columbus, a step-son Jimmy Ratliff of Louisa, a step-daughter, Teresa Newsom of Milo, KY. , a brother and sister, William Ralph Whitaker and Imogene Harvey of River, KY.  Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery at River, KY with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Elder Hollie
1920-1979
Elder Hollie Williams, 59, died Thursday, Oct 25, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Born Feb 8, 1920 in Magoffin County, he was the son of Toy and Flora Howard Williams. Mr. Williams was a resident of Boons Camp, and a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Dorothy Meek Williams, six sons, Hollie E., Gary, James Michael and Troy Issac, all of Dayton, OH, Paul D. of CO, and John of Boons Camp; five daughter, Deloris Curry of Dayton, Maudie Trimble of Enon, OH, Margaret Adamson, Eaton, OH; Sharon Bleil and Erica Marie Williams of Boons Camp. Also four brothers, Vollie and Paul of Elmer, NJ, Frank and Russell of NJ; six sisters, Opal Phelps, Detroit, MI, Lorraine Frencho, France, Carmny Ethel Jordan of NY, Rebeal Kennedy, Linda Williams and Ester Williams of NJ; 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 29, in Hurricane United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Elder Nim Sturgill, Elder Richard Mollette, and Hobert Pack officiating. Burial was in Nim Sturgill Cemetery, Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979

  
YOUNG, June (Conley)
1906-1979
June Corder Young, 73, died Sunday, October 21, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Young was born May 1, 1906, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Arminta Rice Conley. She was a Paintsville resident and a member of the Church of Christ.  Preceding her in death were two husbands, Lige Corder and Paul T. Young. Surviving are a son William Corder of Grand Rapids, Mi;; a step son, Paul T. Young, Jr. of San Diego, Ca; 5 sisters, Maxine Goble, Ocie Akers, and Alta Conley of West Van Lear, Mae McCloud of Boone, NC and Vertrice Howard of Tucson, AZ; 2 grandchildren, Scott and Lisa. Funeral services were held Monday, October 29, in Hurricane United Baptist Church, Boons Camp, with Elder Nim Sturgill, elder Richard Mollette and Hobert Pack officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1979


 
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BEVINS, Marcus
1959-1979
Marcus William Bevins, 20, died Saturday, November 3, at his Louisa residence after an extended illness. MR. Bevins was born September 3, 1959, in Johnson County, the son of Gomer and Gusta Burchett Bevins. Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother and sister, Janet Nadine and Jeffrey Keith, and paternal grandparents, Willie and Martha Castle Bevins. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 6, in Old Hood United Baptist Church with Elders Flem Arrowood and Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in Old Hood Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
BLAIR, Rosa (Colvin)
1888-1979
Mrs. Rosa Blair, 90, died Wednesday, November 21, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Blair was born November 24, 1888, in Johnson County, the daughter of Henry and Cilia Picklesimer Colvin. She was a resident of Barnetts Creek, a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Blair Feb. 2, 1972.  Surviving are 6 sons, Curtis Blair and Elder Wayne Blair of Barnetts Creek, Bayless Blair of Jackson, OH, Grady Blair of Paintsville, Granville Blair of Wheelersburg, OH, and Elder Paul H. Blair of Dola, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Webb of Barnetts Creek and Mrs. Maxie Lemaster of Salyersville; a brother, Charlie Colvin of Paintsville; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 10 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 24, in Little Paint United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed, James H. Blair, John R. Pelphrey and B. C. Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

   
BLAND, Norma (George)
1900-1979
Mrs. Norma Bland, 79, died Monday, Nov 12, in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Bland was born July 12, 1900, in Floyd County, the daughter of John and Nevada May George. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First Church of God. Her husband, Morris Bland, preceded her in death in Oct 1937. Surviving are a son, John Bland, Paintsville; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Reed, Clarksburg, WV, Mrs. Rena Frisby, Staffordsville, and Mrs. Helen Bayes, Paintsville, a sister, Dolly McKenzie, Adrian, MI; four brothers, James of Ashland, Eddie and Sam of Prestonsburg, and Otto of Griskin, FL; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Nov 14 in First Church of God, Paintsville, with Rev. Tommy Reynolds and Rev. Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1979

   
CLICK, Elzie
1904-1979
Elzie Click, 75, died Friday, Nov 16, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Click was born in Johnson County, July 16, 1904, the son of Joe and Ada Conley Click. He was a resident of Swamp Branch, a retired miner and farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Manda Blanton Click; a son, Wayne Click, Leander; two daughters, Marie Click and Reva Caudill, Swamp Branch; three brothers, Jerry, West Van Lear, Murl, Riceville, and Leonard, Leander; six sisters, Mrs. Malta Caudill, Carey, OH, Mrs. Mary Lee Ramey, Shelby, OH, Mrs. Maxie Caudill, Mrs. Neva Jo Lemaster and Mrs. Rushie Spears, Swamp Branch; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 19, in the Freewill Baptist church, Riceville, with Revs. Herbert Arms and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1979

   
COPLEY, Barbara (Smith)
1947-1979
Barbara Ann Smith Copley, 32, died Sunday, November 18, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Copley was born August 28, 1947, in Floyd County, the daughter of John and Anna Mae Morgan Smith. She was a resident of Delbarton, WV. Surviving are her husband, Lat. D. Copley; two sisters, Kathleen Estep, East Point, and Lucille Meade, Prestonsburg; three half-sisters, Mary Conley, Garrett, Minnie Combs, Pleasant Lake, IN, and Dorothy Smith, Wayne, MI; and a half-brother, LeonardSmith, Georgia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Jay Couch and Buddy Jones officiating.  Burial was in Bentley Cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1979

   
DANIEL, Rowland
1920-1979
Rowland Daniel, 59, died Friday, November 30, 1979, in Veterans Hospital, Lexington.  A resident of Tutor Key, he was born in Johnson County, June 19, 1920, the son of Milroy L. and Genoa Lemaster Daniel. He was employed as a carpenter.  Surviving are a brother and three sisters, Charles. C. Daniel, Tutor Key; Kathern Short and Zora Phelps, Van Lear, and Josephine Ward, Gloucester, VA.  Funeral services were held Monday, December 3, in Jones - Preston Funeral Home with Rev. John Martin Wheeler officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery, Tutor Key, with Jones - Preston Funeral Home handling the arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

   
GRIM, Fronia
1911-1979
Fronia Grim, 68, died Friday, November 30, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Mrs. Grim was born March 19, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Walker Grim and Minnie Barker Stambaugh. She was a resident of Nippa and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Isaac Grim; a son, Elvie Grim of Paintsville; 3 daughters, Elsie Williams of Wittensville, Eldia Daniel and Elma Grim both of Nippa; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 3, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford, Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

   
HALL, Garner
1917-1979
Meally resident, Garner O. Hall, 62, died Monday, Nov 19, at his home after an extended illness. Born Dec 24, 1917, in Johnson County, he was the son of Willie and Tisha Ward Hall and was a member of the Meally Church of Christ. He is survived by a brother Willie Hall, Jr., Concord, MI. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov 23, in Meally Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Meally, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

   
HINKLE, Edris (Price)
1904-1979
Mrs. Edris Price Hinkle, 75, died Thursday, November 8, in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mrs. Hinkle was born June 28, 1904, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Samuel B. and Grace Childers Price. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert L. Hinkle, Sr. died in April 1971. Surviving are 3 sons, Robert L. Hinkle, Jr. Paintsville, William L. Hinkle, Lexington, and James R. Hinkle Paintsville, a daughter, Mrs. Donna J. Grey, Florence S.C.; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 11, in Buffalo United Baptist Church, Meally, with Elders Charles Osborne, Arthur Preece, Earl Muncy and Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Roscoe Davis Cemetery, Davis Branch, Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1979

   
HOLBROOK, Louisa (Baldwin)
1907-1979
Fuget resident, Mrs. Louisa Holbrook, 72, died Saturday, Nov 24, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson Co., Mar 11, 1907, the daughter of Joel Henry and Sarah Emily Fairchild Baldwin. Mrs. Holbrook was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Holbrook, Dec 13, 1978. Surviving are a son, Eugene Holbrook, Eminence; three daughters, Ernestine Burchett, Muldraugh, KY, Margarett Prater and Willa Mae Pennington, Volga; three brothers, Shelvie M. Baldwin, Galloway, OH, Sherman D. Baldwin, Thelma, and Joel H. Baldwin, Jr. Staffordsville, four sisters, Nellie McKenzie, Johnstown, OH, Samantha Bayes, Orient, OH, Ruby McKenzie and Talitha Burchett, Fuget; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 26, in Bethel United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Elders Eual McKenzie, J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Elna, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

   
LEMASTER, Roy
1914-1979
Roy Lemaster, 65, died Saturday, November 24, in Byer Memorial Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI. Born September 21, 1914, in Ashland. He was the son of Edgar Poe and Emma Hall Lemaster. He was employed at Ford Motor Co and a member of Loyla Order Moose.  Surviving are his wife, Naomi Murray Lemaster; a daughter, Donna Hinds of Ypsilanti, Mi; 2 brothers, Calvin and Everett Russell Lemaster of Sitka; a sister, Loretta Young of Dayton, OH; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating.  Burial was in Murray family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

  
RATLIFF, Andy
1917-1979
Andy Ratliff, 62, died Thursday, Nov 1 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Ratliff was born Aug 8, 1917 in Johnson Co., KY, the son of Jim and Rosa Lee Blair Ratliff. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek and a disabled veteran of World War II. Surviving are four brothers and a sister, Everett of Martin, Arthur, Eschol, Walter and Mrs. Bessie Hitchcock of Casstown, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 3 in Fairview Freewill Baptist church, Barnetts Creek, with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Barnetts Creek, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
ROBERTSON, Donald
1937-1979
Donald Richard Robertson, 42, died Tuesday, November 20, at Keaton. Mr. Robertson was born March 15, 1937, in Ashland, the son of Ernest and Tennessee Cassidy Robertson. He was a resident of Paintsville and a foreman for Ware Drilling Company.  Surviving are his father, his wife, Eleanor Lee Smith Robertson, Lexington, a brother, Arthur Lynn Robertson, Columbus, OH, and a half brother, Jimmy York, Columbus. Funeral services were held Friday, November 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

    
SALYER, Hendrix
1897-1979
Hendrix C. Salyer, 82, died Thursday, November 29, in Paintsville Hospital. He was a resident of Flat Gap, he was born June 24, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Claude and Mary Brown Salyer. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Flat Gap Lodge 616, F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Malta McKenzie Salyer; a son, William D. Salyer of Paintsville; a brother and sister, Oliver Salyer of Flat Gap and Lilly Williams of Orlando, Fl; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

  
SKAGGS, Monnie (Rigsby)
1911-1979
Mrs. Monnie Skaggs, 68, died Thursday, Nov 15, at her Flat Gap home. Mrs. Skaggs was born Sep 2, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Jerry and Cordilia Skaggs Rigsby. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Skaggs, Sep 28, 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Fyffe, Carroll, OH; a sister, Minnie Rigsby, Red Bush; 3 grandchildren and six step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 17, in Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Rev. Elmer Burchwell and Rev. Willard Bailey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1979

   
SPARKS, Lassie (Segraves)
1903-1979
Mrs. Lassie Sparks, 76, died Monday, Nov 12, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sparks was born Aug 3, 1903 in Flat Gap, the daughter of Donnie and Katie Ferguson Segraves. She was a resident of Red Bush and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jesse Sparks; a step son, Kenneth Sparks, Red Bush; and a stepdaughter, Mary Enterman, Columbus, OH. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov 15 in Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Rev. Willard Bailey, Elder Paul E. Keaton, and Elder Robie Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Skaggstown Cemetery, Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1979

   
SPRADLIN, Ted
1912-1979
Ted Spradlin, 67, died Tuesday, November 13, in Martin County. Mr. Spradlin was born in Johnson County October 26, 1912, the son of Garfield and Virgie Wiley Spradlin, was a resident of Whitehouse.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Prater Spradlin; two step-sons, Taylor Price of Leesburg, IN and Carl D. Price of Abbott; two daughters, Claudia Francis Lyons of River, and Virginia L. Wiley of Papaw, MI, three stepdaughters, Evelyn Booth of McVey, Louise Rowland of Litchfield, OH and Virgie L. Ward of Wittensville; two brothers, Warren G. Spradlin of Crew, VA and Bill Spradlin of SC; three sisters, Hulda Adams and Berth E. Stewart of Columbus, and Edna M. Gulf of SC; six grandchildren and 39 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 16, in Hammond Freewill Baptist Church, Whitehouse, with Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1979

   
STAMBAUGH, Dorothy
1922-1979
Dorothy Mae Stambaugh, 57, died Thursday, November 1, in Paintsville Hospital. Born March 15, 1922, in Johnson County, the daughter of Alfred Stambaugh and Murrah Preston Stambaugh, she was a resident of Stambaugh; a brother, and two sisters, Clyde Stambaugh and Betty Burchett, Stambaugh, and Sybil Jeanette Coleman, Pine Bluff, Ark. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Buell Ferguson and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Burchett-Stambaugh Cemetery, Stambaugh, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
STAPLETON, Geneva (Dixon)
1921-1979
Geneva Stapleton, 58, died Thursday, November 29, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Mrs. Stapleton was born in Johnson County, January 14, 1921, the daughter of Linzie and Susan Green Dixon. She was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are her father, Linzie Dixon, her husband, Dock Stapleton; six sons, Elva Daniel, Elmer Daniel, Johnny Daniel and Larry Daniel all of Dayton, OH; Delmar Daniel of Long Beach, CA and Frankie Stapleton of Barnetts Creek; six daughters, Pauline Young of West Carrolton, OH, Earlene Zahron of Morehead, Minn, Phyliss Morris of Dayton, OH, Sharon Adams of Oil Springs, Betty Collinsworth of Nippa and Sandy Stapleton of Hager Hill. Also, three brothers, Elmer Dixon and Russell Dixon of London, KY and Frank Dixon of Columbus, OH; a sister, Jewell Boggs of Webbsville, KY. Funeral services held Sunday, December 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with O.I. Williams and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

   
VANHOOSE, Christopher
1956-1979
Christopher O. VanHoose, 23, died Monday, November 12, as the result of an automobile accident. Chris was born August 6, 1956, in Springfield, OH. He was a resident of Nippa and an employee of Puntiki Coal Company. Surviving are his parents, Paul R. and Elouise Martin VanHoose, his wife, Connie Castle VanHoose, and two sons, David and Paul VanHoose. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 15, at 11 a.m. in the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends James Kelly Caudill and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1979

   
VEST, Erma (Brown)
1910-1979
Erma Vest, 60, died Saturday, November 24, in Clarksville Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Vest was born November 18, 1910, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Andrew and Vicie Prater Brown. She was a resident of Cincinnati, OH and was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Vest in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanie Vest Hester, Clarksville, TN; a sister and brother, Myrtle Brown, Paintsville and Frank Brown, Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Royalton, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

   
WETZEL, Richard
1906-1979
Richard Franklin (Icky) Wetzel, 73, died Wednesday, November 28, in a Ceredo, WV nursing home after an extended illness. Mr. Wetzel was born September 7, 1906, in Jackson County, OH, the son of Charles F. and Cora McDonald Wetzel. He was a resident of Van Lear, a merchant, and a member of Pentecostal Assembly of God, Jasonville, IN. He served as police judge at Van Lear in 1960-64. Surviving are two brothers, Raymond F. Wetzel, Nashville, TN and Paul Wetzel, Van Lear, and two sisters, Christine Stapleton, Van Lear, and Pauline Myers, Simi, CA. Funeral services were held Friday, November 30, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Anna (Spradlin)
1890-1979
Paintsville resident Mrs. Anna Williams, 89, died Sunday, November 11, at her Euclid Avenue home after an extended illness.  Mrs. Williams was born in Johnson County October 31, 1890, the daughter of John and Rosa Stafford Spradlin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar P. Williams in November 21, 1969.  Surviving are three sons, Oscar P. Williams, Jr., of Flat Gap, Bob Williams, of Lexington, and John Patton Williams of Versailles; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Meade of Paintsville, and Mrs. Anna Mary Adams of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Bruce Wiley of Paintsville and Mrs. Arzie Conley of Van Lear; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 13, in the First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. J. H. Burton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Volga, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Dicie (Lyons)
1890-1979
Mrs. Dicie Williams, 89, died Friday, November 2, at her Paintsville residence after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Williams was born February 7, 1890, in Johnson County, the daughter of Claborn and Martila Williams Lyons. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Williams. Surviving are six sons, Arbie K., Blaine, Ora L. Moon, Russell, Paintsville, Lloyd C., Martha, Cam M. Sharpsburg, and Floyd F. Columbus, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Esta Hill, Elkfork, and Mrs. Nellie M. Mowrey, Paintsville, a brother and sister, John Lyons, Flatwoods, and Mrs. Delphia Conley, Flat Gap, 36 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 4, in Old Paint Church, Relief, with Elders Jerry Brown, Robie Ferguson, and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Fannie (Spradlin)
1904-1979
Fannie Williams, 75, died Saturday, November 3, in Monterey Nursing Home, Grove City, OH. She was born July 29, 1904, in Johnson County, the daughter of Winfield and  Mary Selvage Spradlin. Mrs. Williams was a resident of Mt. Sterling, OH and a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles, 1973, and a son, James. Surviving are three sons, Winford Blair, Lemesa, CA, Chester Blair, Springfield, OH, and Eldon (Chuck) Williams of Mt. Sterling, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Bates of Enon, OH, Mrs. Mary Alice Jones of Cleveland, OH and Mrs. Gerald (Nancy) Remy, Jr., of Mt. Sterling; two brothers, Thurman Spradlin of Derby, OH and Vernal Spradlin of Springfield, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Walter (Josephine) Horn of Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Dewey (Dorothy) Adams and Mrs. Everett (Dessie) Horne of Paintsville, and Mrs. Bernard (Daisy) Shield of Lexington, IN; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 6, in Porter Funeral Home, Mt. Sterling with Brothers Charles Smith and Jim Parker officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

   
WILLIAMS, Mae (Reed)
1890-1979
Mrs. Mae Reed Williams, 89, died Sunday, November 25, at Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Williams was born May 30, 1890, in Johnson County, the daughter of Ben and Louise Wheeler Reed. She was a resident of Volga, a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Williams, in 1956.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hope Blanton of Volga; a sister, Mrs. Eula Johnson of Harrodsburg; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 28, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1979

      
WIREMAN, Robert
1900-1979
Robert Wireman, 79, died Friday, November 16, in Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lawreneburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Wireman was born October 3, 1900, in Floyd County, the son of Rebecca Wireman. He was a resident of Lawrence County, a retired miner and a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Maude Hamilton Wireman, preceded him in death in 1973. Surviving are five sons, Richard, Lawrenceburg, Howard and James, Lexington, David, Cincinnati, and Robert, Cleveland, OH; two daughters, Rebecca Caudill and Alice Curnutte, Auxier; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 19, in Auxier Methodist Church with John Frank Ratliff and Gene Stanley officiating. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1979


 
DECEMBER - 1979

   
  
BOWEN, Isaac
1913-1979
Isaac (Ike) Bowen, 66, died Sunday, Dec 9, in Kings Daughters Hospital, Frankfort, after an extended illness. Born May 6, 1913 in Johnson County, he was the son of Jack and Viola Spears Bowen. Mr. Bowen was a resident of Blaine, a member of the Baptist Church and served as city councilman for Blaine. Surviving are his wife, Goldia Mollette Bowen; a son, Walter L. Bowen, and a daughter, Aelene Estep, both of Frankfort; a brother Raymond Bowen of Randall, WA; three sisters, Anna Hislip, of IN, Norma Young of Vermilion, OH and Gertrude Horn of Barnetts Creek; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Dec 12 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Homer Evans and Elmer Burchwell officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

   
BULLOCK, Sarah (Auxier)
1979
Mrs. Sarah Auxier Bullock, died Tuesday, Dec 18 at her home in Deming, NM after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was a native of Johnson County, a member of the Methodist Church, a retired school teacher and businesswoman. Survivors include two brothers; John A. Auxier, of Ashland and Russell R. Auxier of El Paso, TX and three nephews and four nieces. Funeral services were conducted Dec 21 at the Wheeler Mortuary. Burial was in the Deming Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1980

   
BURKE, Anne (Blanton)
1902-1979
Anne Blanton Burke, 77, died Sunday, December 23, in Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. She was born Aug 15, 1902 in Johnson County, the daughter of Elsie and Mary Smith Blanton. She was a resident of Columbus and was preceded in death by two husbands, Ervin Kirk and Paul Burke. Surviving are a son, Ervin Kirk, Jr. of Chicago, IL; three daughters, Jewell Campbell and Marie Kirk of Columbus, OH and Mae Broadnax of Louisiana; and a brother, Wallace Blanton, Hargess. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec 27, in Persimmon Point Cemetery, Staffordsville, with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

   
BURKETT, Wyonia (Ford)
1923-1979
Wyonia Burkett, 56, died Thursday, December 6, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born August 8, 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of W. R. and Norma Preston Ford. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, Norma Ford; her husband, Charles "Chute" Burkett; two daughters, Jennifer Burkett Wells, of Auxier, and Norma Francine Justice of Hennepin, IL; two brothers, Bobby Ford and Jack Ford of Warsaw, IN. and a sister Virginia Childers of Auxier; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 9, in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends Douglas Burkett and John Frank Ratliff officiating.  Burial was in Ford Family Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

   
CASTLE, Richard
1917-1979
Richard Castle, 62, died Thursday, December 6, in Highland Regional Medical center after an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born January 23, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Sam and Laura Lyons Castle. He was a resident of Thealka, a miner and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Castle; two sons, Herman and Bill, Paintsville, a daughter, Barbara Sublette, Cleveland, OH, a brother and sister, Ransom Castle, Lexington and Hattie Dove, Flatwoods; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Irvin Castle, Grover Castle and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

   
CAUDILL, Alonzo
1885-1979
Alonzo Caudill, 94, died Saturday, Dec 8, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born Feb 18, 1885 in Johnson County, he was the son of Minuard and Mary Ann Lemaster Caudill. He was a resident of Winifred, a farmer, and member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. His wife, Allie Caudill, preceded him in death in 1974, and a son, Estill Caudill. Surviving are two grandchildren, Roger Caudill, Winifred, and Betty Lemaster, Portsmouth, OH; a daughter in law, Stella Esta Caudill, Winifred; four great grandchildren, Robin Ratliff and Jennifer Lemaster, Marion, OH, Jeff Lemaster, U. S. Navy, and Julie Lemaster, Portsmouth, OH; and one great-great grandson, Shannon Ratliff, Marion, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 11, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with O. I. Williams and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Winifred, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1979

   
CRISLIP, Arizona
1885-1979
Arizona Crislip, 94, died Thursday, December 6, at Staffordsville, in the home of her daughter. Born July 16, 1885, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Alexander and Lottie Davis Arizona  She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Ed Crislip preceded her in death.  Surviving are 2 sons, Everett Crislip of Frankfort and Arthur Cirslip of Covington, Ga. a daughter Josephine King of Staffordsville; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

    
DIFFEE, Walter
1942-1979
Walter Diffee, 37, died Saturday, December 29, in Veterans Hospital, Lexington, Born December 20, 1942, in Colorado Springs, CO, he was the son of Conway and Margaret Petty Diffee. He was a resident of Winchester, a retired Air Force member, and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his mother, Margaret Diffee, his wife, Lenore VanHoose Diffee, a son, Walter Diffee, Jr., Winchester; two step sons, Wesley Hitchcock, and Bryan Hitchcock, Ohio; three step daughters, Regina Souders, Arizona, Valoue Burden and Leslie VanHoose, Nippa; and his grandmother, Priscilla Petty, Oklahoma City, OK. Funeral services were held Monday December 31, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Woodrow Church officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Cemetery, Volga with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

    
DILLS, Ernest
1894-1979
Ernest Dills, Sr., 85, died Wednesday, December 19, in Mt. Vernon, OH, after an extended illness. Born January 7, 1894, in Johnson County, he was the son of Thomas and Jeantta Dills. Mr. Dills was a resident of Mt. Vernon, OH and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Gypsie Adams Dills; 2 sons, Thomas Dills of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Ray Dills of Mt. Vernon, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bessie Mae Roberts of Taylor, MI and Mrs. Mary Louise Sanders of Dearborn, MI; a brother and sister, Charles Dills of Paintsville and Mrs. June Sammons of Meally; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 22, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Charles Stapleton and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

   
ELKINS, Omie (Music)
1911-1979
Omie Elkins, 68, died Sunday, December 2, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Elkins was born May 14, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Mag Hurt Music. She was a resident of Meally. Her husband, William J. Elkins died in August 1971. Surviving are a son, Roy Elkins of Logan, WV; a daughter, Esther Hall of Meally; 2 sisters, Laura Childers of David and Mamye Music of Florida. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 4, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

   
FERGUSON, Georgia (Price)
1903-1979
Georgia Price Ferguson, 76, died Tuesday, December 25, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born August 9, 1903, in Bush, OK, she was the daughter of George W. and Hester Auxier Price. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Buel C. Ferguson of King Addition, Paintsville; one son, James E. Ferguson of Dearborn Heights, MI; 3 daughters, Hester Preston of Lexington, Louise Munson of Penhook, VA, and Blanche Castle of Meally; 2 brothers, Garner Price of Thelma and Eugene Price of West Van Lear.  Funeral services were held Friday, December 28, in Concord United Baptist Church with Charles Price, Lonza Reed and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

   
GUNNELS, Pearl (Ward)
1900-1979
Pearl Booth Gunnels, 79, died Wednesday, Dec 12, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born July 15, 1900, in Martin County, she was the daughter of C. C. and Matilda Williamson Ward. Mrs. Gunnels was a resident of River and a member of the Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Jackie Booth, preceded her in death in July 1941. Surviving are seven sons, Henry and James Rufus of River, Arlen of Springfield, OH, Monrow, Lancer, Jack, of McVeigh, WV, Ernest of New Castle DE, and Robert of Circleville, OH; four daughters, Ollie Wiley of Whitehouse, Gladys Johnson of Job, KY, Jean Chandler of River and Arlena Booth, Ashtabula, OH; five step children, Eulas, Arnold and George Gunnels and Juanita Deheel, of OH and Lillie May Hayes of Ashland. Also, two brothers, Oakley Ward of River and Ora Ward of Ashville, OH; three sisters, Neva Castle of London, OH, Gipsy Lemaster of Hager Hill, and Iona Booth of Leewood, WV; 27 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec 14 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery, Chestnut with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1979

   
HALL, Zella (Wheeler)
1891-1979
Zella Hall, 88, died Friday, December 7, at her Staffordsville home. Mrs. Hall was born in Johnson County, October 26, 1891, the daughter of Henderson and Liza Jane Phillips Wheeler. She was a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, James Bert Hall, April 27, 1959. Surviving are a son, Verner Hall, Lexington, three daughters, Vertice Skaggs, Columbus, OH, Ilene Roberts, Lexington, and Avis Jean McKenzie, Staffordsville; three sisters, Elizabeth Pack, Paintsville, Velma Ward, Winifred, and Sophia William, Ross, GA; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral service wee held Monday, December 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick VanHoose, Rev. Charles Stapleton and O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in Old Hood Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

  
HARRIS, Earl
1921-1979
Earl Harris, 58, died Monday, December 24, in Clearwater, FL. Mr. Harris was born October 4, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of James and Nova Sparks Harris. He was a retired employee of Sun Oil Corp. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Jewell Blair Harris; 2 brothers, Ray Harris of Van Lear and Paul Harris of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters, Ann Riendeau of Jackson, MI, and Tera Eckman of Ft. Myers, FL. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Herb Arms and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 2, 1980

    
HITCHCOCK, Carl
1917-1979
Carl Hitchcock, 62, died Monday, December 31, in VA Hospital, Lexington. A resident of Paintsville, he was born February 7, 1917(tombstone says 1918) in Johnson County, the son of Grant and Minnie Roberts Hitchcock. He was a mechanic, a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII.  Surviving are his wife, Jewell Crace Hitchcock; 6 sons, Carl Richard of Jenkins, Ronnie Allen, John Daniel, and Timothy of Paintsville and Ballard and David of River; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jo Anna Holbrook and Diana Hitchcock of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Mitchell Hitchcock of Meally and Clarence Hitchcock of Bethel, OH; 3 sisters, Margaret Boyd of Oak Hill WV, Mildred Daniels and Emma Salyers of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with, DAV Chapter 136 conducting graveside services with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

   
IBRAHIM, Maher
1979-1979
Maher Benjamin (Webb) Ibrahim, born December 9, 1979 in Ypsilanti, MI, died December 19, in Holden Intensive Care Center, University Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI after undergoing surgery. Benjamin is survived by his parents, Julia Arlene (webb) and maher Ibrahim, maternal grandparents, Delmar and Alice Webb, Belleville, MI, paternal grandfather, Mohamad Ibrahim, Jerusalem; five aunts, Marlene Mullins, Ypsilanti, Pat Hall, Beaver, Charlotte Baker, Romulus, MI, Kathy and Sharon Webb, Belleville; two uncles Delmar Webb, II, Belleville and Sam Ibrahim, Ypsilanti, and his great grandmother, Mary Ann (Salyers) Mitchell, Beaver. Funeral services were held, Saturday, December 22, at the home of his maternal grandparents in Belleville with Jimmy Gribble of the Belleville Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Udell Cemetery in Ypsilanti, and Wagner-Stark Moore Memorial Chapel in Ypsilanti was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

        
LITTON, Elbert
1906-1979
Elbert Litton, 73, died Wednesday, December 12 in Highland Regional Medical center. Mr. Litton was born January 20, 1906 in Martin County, the son of William and Mary Ward Litton. He was a resident of Whitehouse, a miner and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Meek Litton; a son, Hillard Litton, Racine, WS, a daughter, Edith Tackett, Whitehouse, a brother, Lemon Litton, Monroe, OH, three sisters, Dixie Bayes, Marion, OH, Gracie Fairchild, Barnetts Creek, and Dolly Drake, Amsterdam, OH; four half-brothers, William Litton, Donald Litton, and Howard Litton, Meally, and William Litton, Jr., Iowa, LA; three half sisters, Phyllis Burchett, Stambaugh, Bernice Kestner, Meally, and Lillian O'Bryan, Leander; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Dutton and Rev. Jack Woody officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1979

   
MELVIN, Lowell G.
1947-1979
Lowell (Tom) Melvin, 32, died Wednesday, December 5, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Melvin was born June 26, 1947, in Johnson County, the son of Estill and Gladys Fraley Melvin. He was a resident of Davis Branch and an employee of American Standard. Surviving are five brothers, Herb, George, and Mike, Davis Branch, Darrell, King Addition, and Andy, Cottondale, FL. Funeral services were held Friday, December 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Charles Stapleton and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

   
PRICE, Gladys (Boyd)
1921-1979
Gladys Price, 58, died Saturday, December 8, in Paintsville Hospital. Born March 23, 1921, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Allen and Azuba Osborne Boyd, and was a resident of River. Surviving are her husband, Cecil Price; 4 sons, Steve of Eaton, OH, Roger, Randy and Kenny all of River; 4 daughters, Laura Mae Greeting of Eaton, Vonda Howard of Paintsville, Naomi Dale of Dayton, OH and June Reynolds of Boons Camp; 2 sisters, Mae Roy and Mattie Meek both of Whitehouse; half sister, Ollie Mills of Auxier. Funeral services were held Monday, December 10, in River United Baptist Church with C. J. Sparks and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1979

  
RATLIFF, Billy Roger
1935-1979
Billy Roger Ratliff, 45, died Sunday, December 9. Mr. Ratliff was born March 26, 1935 in Johnson County, the son of Russell and Hilda Blair Ratliff. He was a retired resident of River. Surviving are his mother, Hilda Ratliff, his wife, Mary Branham Ratliff; two sons, Billy and Glen, at home; two daughters, Pam Ratliff, River and Shirley Brown, Columbiasville, MI; a brother, John Ratliff, Paintsville and three sisters, Sue Jackson, Paintsville, Jean Simpson, Wayne, MI, and Pat O'Brien of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 11, in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

   
RATLIFF, Virgie (Music)
1902-1979
Virgie Ratliff, 77, died Monday, December 17, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born September 20, 1902, in Johnson County, daughter of Columbus and Clarissa Castle Music, she was a resident of Ulysses and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Walker Ratliff preceded her in death in March 1970.  Surviving are a son, Jerry Ratliff of Meades Branch; six daughters, Verna Fletcher of Meally, Verla Phelps of Bristol, VA, Viola Music of David, Yvonne Johnson of Paris, OH, Jacquiline Hinkle of Alexanderia, LA and Valorie Gambill of Edgewater, FL; three brothers, Kelly Music of Nippa, John W. Music of Van Lear and McKinnley Music of Greenway, OH; 30 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Wednesday, March 19 in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Clark-Castle Cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1979

   
RICHMOND, John
1915-1979
John W. Richmond, 64, died Saturday, Dec 1 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Mr. Richmond was born Mar 27, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of W. R. and Alice Joseph Richmond. He was a lifelong resident of Paintsville, a consultant engineer for Howard K. Bell Engineers, a member of the First Baptist Church and O.E.S., F & AM 381 and White Shrine 320. Surviving are his wife, Mary Pack Richmond, a son, Paul Richard Richmond, Richmond Village, a step son Calvin W. James, Paintsville; three brothers, Orville, Ashland, Estill, Springfield, OH and James G. of Richmond Village; and a sister, Myrtle Richmond of Richmond Village. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 4 i First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Masonic services were conducted by Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1979

    
SALYERS, Belle (Mann)
1880-1980
Belle Salyers, 89, died Thursday, December 27, in Orlando, FL after an extended illness. Born February 8, 1880, in Lee County, she was the daughter of Mack and Mary Couch Mann. Mrs. Salyers was a resident of Orlando, a self-employed merchant, and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Preceding her in death were two husbands, Price Mayes and Harry Salyers. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Randolph, Orlando, FL, two grandchildren, Price Hager, Hager Hill and Phyllis Hager Morrison, Orlando; five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

    
SKAGGS, Rev. Walter
1913-1979
Rev. Walter Skaggs, 66, died Thursday, Dec 27 in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born June 9, 1913 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Willis and Margaret Deboard Skaggs. He was a resident of Lowmansville, a retired employee of Marble Cliff Quaries, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Nellie Conley Skaggs, preceded him in death in 1978. Surviving are three sons, Carl, Westerville, OH, Ron and Clifford, Columbus, OH; a brother and two sisters, Van Skaggs, Arvelua Ward and Sylvia Chandler, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 30, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Oakley Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

    
STAMBAUGH, Una
1979
Una Stambaugh, 67, died Saturday, December 22 at his Hager Hill home. He was born in Johnson County, the son of John and Mahala Webb Stambaugh. Surviving are his wife, Alice Preston Stambaugh; three sons, Billy Joe of Paintsville, James and Charles of Hager Hill; three daughters, Patsy Jean Stambaugh, of Paintsville, Nancy Carol Click of Leander and Mary Ruth Brown of Denver; and a half brother, Melvin Music of Mechanicsburg, OH. Funeral services held Monday, December 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Joe Bayes and Josh Daniels officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 2, 1980

    
STAPLETON, Dock
1894-1979
Dock Stapleton, 85, died Sunday, December 23, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Stapleton was born May 24, 1894, in Johnson County, the son of Allen and Cynthia McGuire Stapleton. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a carpenter, and veteran of World War I. Surviving are five sons, Cecil, Russell, Loran all of Ypsilanti, MI, Clarence of Atlanta, GA, James of Springfield, OH; and Frankie of Barnetts Creek; four daughters, Ivory Castle of Springfield, Sharon Adams of Oil Springs, Betty Collinsworth of Nippa, Sandy Stapleton of Hager Hill. Funeral services held Monday, December 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with O.I. Williams and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Chandler-Pack Cemetery at Stambaugh . Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 2, 1980

   
TACKETT, Sherman
1906-1979
Sherman Tackett, 73, died Saturday, December 1, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. A resident of Staffordsville, he was born February 20, 1906, in Johnson County, the son of Sanford and Dora Bayes Tackett. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Salyers Tackett; 2 sons, Billy Ray Tackett and Sherman Tackett, Jr. both of Staffordsville; a daughter, Lillie Mae Holbrook of Red Bush; 3 step sons, Robert Jones of Volga, Gidie Jones and Willis Jones both of Lima, OH; 2 brothers, Hershell Tackett and Harvey Tackett of Hager Hill; 5 sisters, Lillie Brown of Paintsville, Marie Pelphrey and Lorine Conley of Staffordsville, Jessie McKenzie of Springfield, OH and Nola Blair of Lowmansville; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1979

         
VANHOOSE, Bert
1979
Funeral services held Friday, January 4 for Bert VanHoose, 84 of Denver, CO, who died Monday, December 31.  Mr. VanHoose is the brother of Mrs. Virgil Ward, Richard VanHoose of Tutor Key and Mrs. Bascom Daniels of Tutor Key. Mr. VanHoose had been visiting the Wards in August and was a retired Federal employee. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

    
WILLIAMS, Chester
1917-1979
Chester Lewis Williams, 62, died Thursday, December 27, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born June 6, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Theodore and Bertie Williams Williams. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a pipe fitter, veteran of World War II, and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 248 and the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Irene Blair Williams; 3 sons, Chester Franklin, Ronnie Dean and Danny Lewis all of Oil Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Connie Jean Powers of west Newton, PA; a brother and 4 sisters, Ben Williams and Virginia Patrick of Ashland, Josie Mae Williams and Addie Blair of Oil Springs and Norsie Stapleton of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980




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