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JANUARY - 1980


    
   
ARROWOOD, Melvin
1897-1980
Melvin Arrowood, 82, died Sunday, January 27, at his Meally residence after an extended illness. Born June 9, 1897, in Johnson County, he was the son of Walter and Sarah Shell Arrowood. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Etta McKenzie Arrowood; five sons, Walter, Hansel, Clarence and Douglas of Meally; and Lawrence of Westwood; three daughters, Elsie Ward, Meally, Mary Preston, Flatwoods, and Naomi Hager, Paintsville; a brother, Henry Arrowood, Homestead, MD, and three sisters, Bertha Jones, Mary James and Nancy Jude, all of Inez. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 30, in Buffalo United Baptist Church with Elders Arthur Preece, Elzie Banks, and Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Arrowood Family Cemetery, Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

    
BALDWIN, Ada (Caudill)
1914-1980
Ada Baldwin, 65, died Monday, Jan 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Baldwin was born in Johnson Co., July 23, 1914, the daughter of Matthew and Rena VanHoose Caudill. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sherman Baldwin; a son, Wayne D. Caudill, Paintsville; a step son, David Baldwin, Springfield, OH; a step daughter, Phyllis Green, Darby Dale, OH; a brother and sister, Pierce Caudill, Lincoln, NC and Elsie Castle, Thealka, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan 24 in Concord United Baptist Church, Thelma, with Elders Buell Ferguson, Charles Price and Tom Sammons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

   
BAYES, Sam
1900-1980
Sam Bayes, 80, died Wednesday, January 16, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Born January 1, 1900, in Johnson County, he was the son of David Sherman and Delilah Ann Tackett Bayes. He was a resident of Riceville, a retired farmer and miner and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Edna Collins Bayes; three sons, Sherman, Oil Springs, Charles and Carl of Forest, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Lester of Denver; two brothers, Pete Bayes of Wapakoneta, OH and Floyd Bayes of Kalamazoo, Mi; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 19, in Long Fork United Baptist Church, Riceville, with Elders Press Hughes and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Lester Cemetery, Denver, with Paintsville Funeral Home officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

    
BILLITER, Ben
1896-1980
Ben Billiter, 83, died Monday, January 7, at his East Point home. Mr. Billiter was born February 2, 1896, in Pike County, the son of William and Polly Thompson Billiter. He was a retired miner, and was preceded in death by his wife, Jetta Huffman Billiter. Surviving are three sons, Howard, East Point, Ralph, Riceville, and Terry of Gurnery, IL, three daughters, Aretta Collins, Ashland, Viola Cohen, Florida, and Shelvy Jean Damron, North Ridgeville, OH; a brother, William Billiter, Pikeville; 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, with Rev. Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1980

   
BLAIR, Sarah (Arms)
1912-1980
Sarah Jane Blair, 67, died Sunday, Jan 6, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Mar 12, 1912 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of William and Elizie Conley Arms. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are two sons, Frank James and William R. Spradlin and a daughter, Alice Goble, all of West Van Lear; 12 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Adrray officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery, West Van Lear, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

  
BLANTON, Wallace
1904-1980
Wallace Blanton, 75, died Sunday, January 20, at his Oil Springs home. He was born in Johnson County, February 29, 1904, the son of Elzie and Mary Smith Blanton. Surviving are his wife, Nora M. Bragg Blanton; three sons, Adron, Lewisburg, OH, Philip of Oil Springs, and Richard of Paintsville; two daughters, Mary Hovater and Thelma Beam, Dayton, OH; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Persimmon Point Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

    
BORDERS, Russell
1913-1980
Russell Borders, 66, died Saturday, January 5, at his Baker Branch home. He was born March 23, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of John and Laura Stapleton Borders, and was a retired mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Fairchild Borders, two sons, Russell Borders, Jr., Barstow, CA, and Donald Borders, Volga; two daughters, Mrs. Lenore Wilson, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Mrs. Marlene Crigger, Paintsville; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 8, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

    
BROWN, Mary (Music)
1891-1980
Mary Music Brown, 88, died Wednesday, January 23, in Highlands Regional Medical center after an extended illness. Mrs. Brown was born in Johnson County, September 26, 1891, the daughter of James and Trina VanHoose Music. She was a resident of May's Branch, Prestonsburg and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husband, Abe Music, 1949, and Merdie Brown, 1963. Surviving are a son, Johnny Music, Lackey; a daughter, Ollie Gray, Prestonsburg; a half-brother, Leander Potter, Greenup; 16 grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, January 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Scott Castle, Chester Gullett and Dan Heintzelman officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

   
CHANDLER, Virgie (Daniel)
1901-1980
Virgie Chandler, 78, died Monday, January 28, in Paintsville Hospital.  She was born August 6, 1901, in Johnson County, the daughter of Wallace and Bitha Lemaster Daniel. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jayson Chandler; four sons, Carl, Paintsville, Overy, Tutor Key, Russell, Hager Hill, Elbert, Louisville; a daughter, Jewell Parker, Fairborn, OH; a sister, Alta Williams, Paintsville, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services held Friday, February 1, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1980

   
COCHRAN, Charles E.
1905-1980
Charles E. Cochran, 74, died Tuesday, January 22, in Paintsville Hospital. Born April 23, 1905 in Johnson County, he was the son of Jefferson Davis and Louise Meade Cochran. Mr. Cochran was a resident of Wittensville, and a retired employee of Kentucky State Department of Highways. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Cantrell Cochran; three sons, Wallace Cordell and Ray Delano Cochran, of Wittensville, and Thomas Jefferson Cochran of Denver; two brothers, Thurman Cochran of Oil Springs and Wince Cochran of Wittensville, and three sisters, Rhoda Cochran and Martha Bayes, of Flat Gap and Mary M. Williams of Dayton. Funeral services were held Friday, January 25 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed, B. C. Ferguson, James D. Spradlin, James H. Blair and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

CORRECTED OBIT BY "T.J." COCHRAN JAN 2010
Charles E. Cochran, 74, Wittensville, died Tuesday January 23rd, 1980 in Paintsville Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Cochran was born April 23,1905, in Johnson County, a son of the late Jefferson and Louisa Anna  Osborne  Cochran. He was a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Cantrell Cochran; three sons, Wallace Cordell and Ray Delano Cochran, both of Wittensville, and Thomas J. "T. J."  Cochran of Denver; two brothers, Thurman Cochran of Oil Springs and WinceCochran of Wittensville; three sisters, Rhoda Cochran and Martha Bayes, both of Flatgap, and  Mary Williams of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren Jeff and Thom . Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 26th at the Paintsville Funeral Home by Elders Lonza Reed, Buell Ferguson, James H. Blair, James D.Spradlln and Eual McKenzie. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery..


   
CONN, Green
1914-1980
Green Conn, 65, died Friday, January 25, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born October 19, 1914, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Wilburn C. Conn and Gracie Boyd Conn. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Conn Pontiac & Buick, a member of the First Baptist Church and the Kiwanis Club. Surviving are his mother, Gracie Conn; a son, Earl Conn, Dayton, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Cox, Paintsville, and Mrs. Eula Reed, Orlando, FL; a brother, Jack Conn, Riverview, MI; three sisters, Ruby Garrett, Emma, Edith Hamilton, Harold and Eunis McMann, Knoxville, TN; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, January 27, in the First Baptist Church, Paintsville with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Cox Family Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

   
CRABTREE, Haley (Spencer)
1962-1980
Haley Spencer Crabtree, 27, died Friday, January 19.  Mrs. Crabtree was born June 26, 1962 in Dayton, OH the daughter of Elmer and Bonnie Preston Spencer. She was employed by Wendy's/  Surviving are her parents; her husband, Timothy Ray Crabtree; seven half brothers, Harold Spencer of Charlotte, NC, Douglas, Ronald and Michael Spencer and Neil and Jeff Blair, all of Dayton, and Dean Blair of Paintsville; one sister, Jennifer Stapleton of Meally; one half sister, LaVeta Berry of Wellington. Funeral services held Sunday, January 21 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Preston Family Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

    
CRISLIP, George
1900-1979
George Crislip, 79, died Monday, January 21, in Paintsville Hospital. Born April 16, 1900, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Phoebe Kimbler Crislip. He was a resident of Sitak, a farmer and miner, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Cosley Crislip, and Cassidy Jack Crislip, Sitka; three daughters, Phoebe Jane May, San Jose, CA, Lillie Hamilton, Wayne, MI, and Imogene McCoy, Columbus, OH; two brothers, Alpha Crislip, Catlettsburg, and Walter Crislip, Patriot, OH, two sisters, Virgie Doubledee, Wadsworth, OH and Ruby Caudill, Sitka. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 27, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Cemetery, Kerz, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1980

   
CURTIS, Jess
1908-1980
Jess Curtis, 77, died Wednesday, January 9, at his Padoaker, KY home. Born February 21, 1908, in Morgan County, he was the son of Tom and Lissie Smith Curtis, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are seven brothers and sisters, Sanford, Oley and Sarah Curtis of Padoaker, Albert of Elna, Lundy and Cully of Red Bush, and Walter of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Friday, January 11, at his Padoaker home with Elders Tommy Bailey and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Padoaker with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1980

   
DANIEL, Bascom
1900-1980
Bascom Daniel, 79, died Saturday, January 19, at his Baker Branch home. Mr. Daniel was born in Johnson County, January 21, 1900, the son of Anderson and Molly Daniel Daniel. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA Local 5834 and the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lona VanHoose Daniel; two daughters, Doris Fannin, Cincinnati, OH and Nancy Daniel, Ironton, OH; two brothers, Lawrence Daniel, Thealka and Theodore Daniel, Nippa; a sister, Mrs. Ella Music; and a granddaughter, Lona Lu Fannin. Funeral services held Monday, January 21, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Baker Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

      
DAVIS, Mollie (Cecil)
1888-1980
Mollie Davis, 91, died Thursday, January 17, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Davis was born March 16, 1888 in Pike County, the daughter of Paris and Mary Oney Cecil. She was a resident of Hager Hill and was preceded in death by her husband, Adron Davis. Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca Blair, Paintsville, June Russell, Bayton, TX, Edna Paul, Miami, FL, and Garnett Meredith, Phoenix, AZ; a step son, Bill Davis, Hager Hill; two grandsons. Funeral services were held Monday, January 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Music-Hyden Cemetery, Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

    
ESTEP, John
1911-1980
John Estep, 68, died Wednesday, January 9, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, after an illness of several months. Born March 25, 1911, in Johnson County, he was the son of Henry and Mary Watkins Estep. Mr. Estep was a resident of Fuget, a retired construction worker and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Cova Cantrell Estep, two sons, Brian, Columbus, OH; and Harry B. Mt. Vernon, OH; three daughters, Catherine Salyer, Fuget, Mary Slone, Sitka, and Charolette Prater, Volga; two sisters, Emma King, Volga and Sina Estep, Chillicothe, OH; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, in Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Elna, with Elders J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Elna, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1980

   
HANEY, Melissa
1977-1980
Melissa Dawn Haney, 2, died Saturday, Jan 12, at her Staffordsville home. She was born Dec 8, 1977, in Pikeville, the daughter of Don and Doris Ratliff Haney. Also surviving are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Haney, Meally, and Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Ratliff, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 14, in Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Revs Tobe Wheeler, Woodrow Frisby and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1980

   
HOLBROOK, Dewey
1902-1980
Thelma resident, Dewey Holbrook, 77, died Monday January 7, at Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born October 1, 1902, in Johnson County, he was the son of Harry and Sarah Rowland Holbrook. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Blanton Holbrook, June 6, 1978. Surviving are two sons, Harry and Jack Holbrook, of Galion, OH; three daughters, Irene Katz, of Sunbury, OH, Beulah Grandinetta and Sue Patton of Columbus, OH; two brothers Walter Holbrook of Thelma and Den Holbrook of Wheelwright; two sisters, Verna Blanton, of Oil Springs and Elizabeth Barker of Betsy Layne; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, January 10, in Concord United Baptist Church, Thelma, with Elders Nim Sturgill, Dick Mollette and Hobart Pack officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1908

   
HUGHES, Dennis
1909-1980
Dennis “Remus” Hughes, 70, died Tuesday, January 29, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hughes was born February 22, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of William and Maude Preston Hughes. He was a resident of Paintsville, a plumbing and heating contractor and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary K. Hughes, two sons, James D. of Paintsville and Frank M. of Lexington, two daughters, Bonnie Jo Price of Oil Springs, and Billie Jane Spencer, Paintsville; four brothers, Howard Hughes, Paintsville, Henry Hughes, West Van Lear, Norman and Richard Hughes, Hager Hill and three sisters, Alice Walker, Dayton, OH, Ruby Pelphrey, Paintsville and Ruth Kozlik, Cleveland, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, February 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1980

    
MAGGARD, Eliza (Patrick)
1888-1980
Mrs. Eliza Maggard, 91, died Thursday, January 17, in Lexington. Mrs. Maggard was born in Magoffin County, September 19, 1888, the daughter of William and Martilda Franklin Patrick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Maggard, January 14, 1953. Surviving are two sons, Talmadge Maggard, Washington, D. C. and Clayton Maggard, Hager Hill; a daughter, Mrs. Girlden Joseph, Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Isaac, Elsie, KY; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 20, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery, Bloomington, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

   
MCCLOUD, Rosy (Blair)
1897-1980
Rosy Mae McCloud, 82, died Tuesday, January 8, in Nashville, TN, after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, June 5, 1897, the daughter of Harrison Perry and Gilley Ann Blair. She was a retired post office worker and a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ. Her husband, Alphonzo McCloud preceded her in death.  Surviving are 2 sons, George Perry McCloud of Aberdine, MD,  and Alphonzo McCloud, Jr. of Englewood, OH; a daughter, Nell Corder of Nashville, TN; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 10, in West Van Lear Church of Christ with Julian Hunt officiating.  Burial was in Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1908

   
MCCLURE, Everett
1903-1980
Everett McClure, 76, died Monday, Jan 21, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland. Mr. McClure was born Sep 20, 1903, in Lawrence co., the son of Millard and Margaret Pack McClure. He was a resident of Ashland, a retired employee of Armco Steel Corp., a member of the First Methodist Church and the Elks Club. His wife, Margaret Honeycutt McClure, preceded him in death in 1976. Surviving are two brothers, Theodore McClure, Flat Gap, and Dewey McClure, Wittensville; and three sisters, Vienna Murray and Laura Castle, Thealka, and Molly Grim, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan 24, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James K. Caudill and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

   
MERTINS, Bonita (Skaggs)
1945-1980
Mrs. Bonita Skaggs Mertins, 34, died Thursday, January 17, in White Sulphur Springs, MT as a result of an auto accident. Mrs. Mertins was born December 17, 1945, in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Hilman Skaggs and Mary Ellen Skaggs Phelps, who survives. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Meagher County Court House, a member of the Freewill Baptist church, a graduate of Paintsville High School class of 1965 and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Her husband, Dr. Ted Mertins, Jr., died January 17, 1980. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, in Paint Valley Church, Relief, with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elders Jerry Brown and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Cemetery, Red Bush, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

   
RIVERS, Roxie (Fitzpatrick)
1902-1980
Mrs. Roxie Fitzpatrick Rivers, 77, died Thursday, January 17, in her West Van lear home after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Rivers was born in Johnson County, May 25, 1902, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Elizabeth Rice Fitzpatrick. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bert Rivers and a daughter, Phyllis Ann Rivers of Nashville, TN. Funeral services were held January 20 in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Young and Rev. Fred Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980

    
SALYER, Orville
1918-1980
Orville "Red" Salyer, 61, died Thursday, Jan 31, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, after a brief illness. Mr. Salyer was a resident of Paintsville, self-employed as a cab driver and a member of the Protestant Church. He was born Apr 11, 1918 in Johnson Co., the son of Ben and Laura McKenzie Salyer. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Lee Salyer, two brothers, Roy Salyer, Paintsville and Mitchell Salyer, Chicago, IL; two sisters, Mrs. John Blevins and Mrs. Willis Hamilton, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 3, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs Bruce Daniels and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1980

   
SHERMAN, Rayburn
1937-1980
Rayburn Cecil Sherman, 42, died Thursday, Jan 24 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Sherman was born Sep 17, 1937 in Johnson County. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a plant manager for P.B. S. Chemical and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his parents, Cecil and Edith Fraley Sherman; a brother, Stanley Sherman, Pinellas park, FL; three sisters, Sharon Sherman, Denver, CO, Elaine Stephens, Parkersburg, WV and Donna Phelps, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

   
STRICKLAND, Alka (Clay)
1894-1980
Alka Clay Strickland, 85, died Saturday, Jan 5, in the Paintsville Hospital. She was born June 26, 1894, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Susan Mahan Clay. She was a resident and a member of the Third Street Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Walter "Cobb" Clay and a daughter Gladys Mae Conley, Paintsville; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1980

   
TRIMBLE, Robert
1930-1980
Robert George (Bob T) Trimble, 49, died Thursday, January 17, in Lexington after a short illness. Born February 2, 1930 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Ervin Cantrell and Laura Cantrell. He was a resident of Van Lear, a mechanic for Cox Motor Car Company, and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Laura Cantrell, his wife, Billie Jean Trimble; a son, Robert Shell Trimble and two daughters, Mary Trimble and Laura Trimble, Tutor Key; a step son, Eddie Ferguson, Van Lear, a sister, Ethel Burkes, Hager Hill, a step brother, Don Cantrell, defiance, OH and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 20, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1980

   
WHEELER, Hermalee
1904-1980
Hermalee Wheeler, 75, died Friday, January 18, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington. She was born November 24, 1904, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Dora Walker Wheeler. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired co-manager of the Paintsville Herald and a member of the Methodist Church.  Services were held Jan 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating.  Burial was in Mayo Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1980



 
FEBRUARY - 1980


    
   
BAILEY, Mrs. Esley
1900-1980
Mrs. Esley Bailey, 79, died Sunday, February 24, in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, OH, after an illness of several months.  Born November 7, 1900, in Lewis County, she was the daughter of James and Lina Evans Ferguson. She was a resident of Red Bush and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sanford Bailey; two sons, Thomas M. of Franklin Furnace, OH, and James G. of Portsmouth, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Janice Ferguson of Albany, OH; a half brother, Normal Fyffe of Paintsville; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services held Wednesday, February 27, at Enterprise Baptist Church at Keaton, with revs Ellis Hamilton, Harrison Ferguson and Lafe Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

   
BAILEY, Josephine (Price)
1916-1980
Josephine Bailey, 64, died in Wabash County Hospital at 7:10 p.m. February 18. She was seriously ill the past month. Mrs. Bailey was a Wabash resident 26 years, and a member of the Erie Street Freewill Baptist Church. She was born January 13, 1916, in Paintsville, the daughter of Martin L. and Amanda Castle Price. She was married Jan. 24, 1931 to Rev. Charles Bailey, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Stanley M. (Jacqueline) Venosky and Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Hall both of Wabash; 2 brothers, Charles M. Price of Wabash and Harry Price of Kalamazoo, MI; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Lenore) Colemaan of Paintsville and Mrs. Wibb (Julia) Music of Columbus, OH; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  One son, 6 brothers and 1 sister are deceased. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, in Eddingfield Mortuary. The Rev. Roy Burkhart officiated, assisted by the Rev. Norman Roberts. Burial was in Fally Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

   
BLAIR, Myrtie (May)
1899-1980
Myrtie Blair, 80, died Friday, February 29, at her Leander home after an extended illness. Born November 25, 1899, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of David and Minnie Spradlin May. She was a resident of Leander and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Elliot Blair, preceded her in death.  Surviving are a son, Leroy Blair of El Paso, TX; 6 brothers, Hammie and German May of Leander, Theodore May of Wheelersburg, OH; Hargis May of Jackson, MI, Patrick May of Louisa and Arnold May of Paintsville; 6 sisters, Virgie O'Bryan of Huntington, WV, Dora Blair of Staffordsville, Alka Nichols of Marion, OH, Omega Crumit of Charlotte, NC, Malta Blair of Denver and Ruby O'Keef of Indiana; 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. G. K. Nichols officiating. Burial was in May family cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

   
BURTON, Mrs. Arena (Goble)
1907-1980
Mrs. Arena Burton, 73, died Saturday, February 16, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born December 22, 1907, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of James and Maude Spears Goble and was a resident of Van Lear. Her husband, Roscoe Burton, preceded her in death. Surviving are a brother, Alex Goble, West Van Lear, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

    
CALDWELL, Gregory
1980
Gregory Michael Caldwell, infant son of Rev. Michael and Penny Kay Caldwell of Oil Springs, died Monday, February 25, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his paternal grandparents, Riley and Bonnie Caldwell, Conley, KY; maternal grandparents, Rev. Melvin and Jewell Blanton, Oil Springs; and maternal great grandparents, Archie Jackson and Mrs. Vergie Jackson of Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted February 27, in the Burning Fork First Calvery Church with Rev. Eugene Haney officiating. Burial was in the Caldwell Family cemetery at Conley with Prater & Dunn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

   
DANIELS, Ira
1980
Ira Daniels, 59, a resident of Fresno, CA, died Tuesday, February 5. Mr. Daniels was the son of Don and Maxie Daniels of River. He was self employed for 19 years as an insurance broker. Two brothers, Edwin and William preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Arlene Daniels; 2 daughters, Mrs. Peggy Davis of Los Angeles, Ca and Mrs. Ellen Goodman of Fresno; a brother, Hobert Daniels of Williamsport; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ward of Williamson, WV and Mrs. Helen Runyon of Cannonsburg. Funeral services were held Friday, February 8, in Fresno under the direction of the Lasle Funeral Home. Burial was in family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

   
FANNIN, Virgie (Friend)
1903-1980
Virgie Friend Fannin, 76, died Wednesday, February 13, in Adams County Hospital, West Union, OH, after an extended illness. Born August 10, 1903, at Hager Hill, she was the daughter of Charles S. and Laura Conley Friend. She was a resident of Stout, OH, and a member of the Jehovah Witness. Her husband, Newt Fannin, preceded her in death in 1928.  Surviving are a son, Charles Fannin, Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Mary Friend, Stout, OH; two brothers, John Friend, Stout, OH, and Robert Friend, Roswell, NM; a cousin, Mrs. Hardie Adams, Hager Hill; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Friday, February 15, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Senovic officiating. Burial was in Spradlin Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 20, 1980

   
FRANKLIN, Charles
1929-1980
Charles K. Franklin, 50, died Sunday, February 3 in Paintsville. Mr. Franklin was born February 20, 1929, in Johnson County, the son of Toral and Fannie Dixon Franklin. He was a resident of Staffordsville and a mine operator.  He is survived by his wife, Martha Belle Preston Franklin. Services held Wednesday, February 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Red Bush with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1980.

   
HOWARD, M. B.
1911-1980
M. B. (Bunk) Howard, 68, died Sunday, February 17, at his Lowmansville home after an extended illness. Born March 16,1911, in Magoffin County, he was the son of Mose and Minnie Montgomery Howard. He was self-employed as a merchant and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Marcia (Mickie), Daniels Howard; two sons, James Ernest, Lowmansville and Danny Scott, Louisa; a brother, Melvin Howard, Columbus, OH, a half brother, Carl Adams, Mansfield, OH, two sisters, Carrie Howard, Waverly, OH, and Flora Howard, Mansfield, OH; a half sisters, Mary Howard, Mansfield, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa, with Reverends James Kelly Caudill, Willie Gene Hayes, and M. T. Wommack. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

    
LEMASTER, John B.
1903-1980
John B. Lemaster, 76, died Thursday, February 14, at his Paintsville residence. Born May 13, 1903 in Johnson County, he was the son of Ely Frazier and Sara Virginia Brown Lemaster. He was a retired pipe line construction worker for Don Miller Company, Clearmont, IN and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 sons, Larry  of Staffordsville, John, Ronnie B. and David Carl all of Paintsville. Also surviving are 2 step-sons George Rowland and Robert Rowland and 1 step-daughter Angie Keel; 4 sisters, Suna Picklesimer of Milford Center, OH, Blanche Reed of Stoutsville, OH; Edna McKenzie of Flat Gap, Frankie Crum of St. Louis, MO. and Georgia Brown of Marion, OH; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Services held in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Bill Meadows and Dave Lawson officiating. Burial in Thealka Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 20, 1980

   
LONG, Mrs. Rosa (Blanton)
1908-1980
Mrs. Rosa Blanton Long, 72, died Thursday, Feb 7 in King's Daughters' hospital, Ashland, after a short illness. Born Feb 4, 1908, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Harry and Betty Davis Blanton, and was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter Long, preceded her in death April 2, 1974. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tresia Long Wheeler, Ashland; a brother, Johnny Blanton, Tutor Key; six sisters, Ruie Osborne, Prestonsburg, Virgie Bayes, Staffordsville, Jewell Lang, Glenburnie, MD, Anna Corte, College Park, MD, Dora Fink, Baltimore, MD, and Marie Dutton, Tremont, OH; one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb 9, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

    
MCNELL, Emma (Justice)
1892-1980
Emma McNeil, 88, died Sunday, February 17, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born January 16, 1892, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Robert and Rosa McCoy Justice. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are three sons, Dexter McNeil, Paintsville, A. F. McNeil and J. O. McNeil, Holden, WV, three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Bokkon, Bever Dam, KY, Mary Rose Bokkon, Dearborne, MI, and Clara Tant, Edgewater, FL; a step daughter, Mabel Cunningham, Sissionville, WV, three brothers, Lawrence Justice, Taylorville, WV, Eugene Justice, Mouth Card, KY and Efferd Justice, Grundy, VA and a sister, Mrs. Ledna Egnor, South Point, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20 in the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville with Rev. Lowell Webb, Rev. John Frank Ratliff and Frank Crum officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Garden, Logan, WV with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27,. 1980

    
MOLLETTE, Lora (Wells)
1900-1980
Lora M. Wells Mollette, 79, died Thursday, Feb 28, in Byfer Memorial Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, Oct 10, 1900, the daughter of Marion and Alice Burke Wells. She had been employed as a seamstress and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Marion J. Mollette, Milan, MI; three daughters, Audrey Hanshaw, Ypsilanti, MI, Rosemary Germany and Alice Williamson, Forest Park, OH; six brothers and sisters, Kermit Wells, Meally, Ivory Wells, Paintsville, Clifford Wells, Hattie Wells, Imogene Sammons and Garnetta Rucker, Van Lear; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

    
MURRAY, Leslie
1906-1980
Leslie Murray, 73, died Monday, February 18, in Crest Haven Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County, September 6, 1906, the son of C. B. and Loucinda Chandler Murray, and was a resident of Sitka. Surviving are a step daughter, Mrs. Odis Williams of Sitka; 2 brothers, Lundy and James R. Murray of Sitka and 3 sisters, Mrs. Roy Lemaster of Ypsilanti, MI, Mrs. Marshall Daniels of Ashland and Mrs. Cosley Crislip of Sitka. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 21, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church, Sitka, with Rev. Bruce Daniels, Rev. John Frank Meade, and Edward Salyers officiating.  Burial was in Murray Cemetery Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980.

    
O'BRYAN, Evaleana
1933-1980
Evaleanna (Jackie) O'Bryan, 46, died Wednesday, February 6, at her Dayton, OH home. Born April 2, 1933, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Russell and Easter Thompson Conley and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, Easter Conley, her husband, Ernest G. O'Bryan; a son, Ernest E. O'Bryan, of Dayton; a daughter, Vickie Boggs of Cookeville, TN; two brothers, Mitchell Conley of Van Lear and Paul Conley of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Faye Daniels and Ruby Adams of David Branch and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, February 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs Bruce Daniels and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in O'Bryan Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

  
PAUL, Glenn E.
1907-1980
Glenn E. Paul, 73, died Monday, February 18, in Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park, FL after an extended illness. He was born August 28, 1907 in Pennsylvania, and is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kazee Paul. Funeral services were held Friday, February 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

   
PRICE, Nora Thelma
1980
Nora Thelma Price, 63, died Thursday, February 21, in Pikeville after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Martin Luther, Jr., and Mary Rebecca Davis Price, was a Paintsville resident and a member of the Van Lear Methodist Church.  Surviving are two brothers, Eddie Price and Cecil Price both of Paintsville; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, in Concord United Baptist Church with Buel Ferguson and Charles Price officiating.  Burial was in Johnson Cemetery at Thelma with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Mark Preston, Greg Preston, Tim Preston, Joe Sublett, Lester Lemaster and Chris Daniel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

  
SALYERS, Rollie
1886-1980
Rollie Salyers, 93, died of Tarlton, OH, died recently in Mercy Hospital, Columbus, OH. Born April 1, 1886, at Flat Gap, he was the son of Logan and Jane Williams Salyers. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dovie Murray Salyers and his second wife, Bertha Jones Salyers. He is survived by his third wife, Lila Campbell Salyers; 7 sons, Everett of Ashville, OH, Herschel and Willard of Tarlton, OH, Warren K. of Circleville, OH, Walter L. of Stoutsville, OH, Millard L. of Lancaster, OH and Donald L. of Amanda, OH; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren 8 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Estill Salyers and 4 brother; 4 sisters.  Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23 in Taylor Funeral Home in Tarlton with Rev. James Justice officiating. Burial was in Tarlton cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

   
WINKLE, Raymond Van
1924-1980
Raymond Van Winkle, 55, died Friday, Feb 8, at his Fuget home after an extended illness. Born April 22, 1924, in Richmond, he was the son of Preston and Marie Barnes Van Winkle of Richmond. He was a supervisor for Rainbo Bread Company, Lexington, and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife; Gerlene Howard Van Winkle; a son, Raymond Preston Van Winkle, at home; a step son, Phillip Howard, Fuget; two daughter, Darlene Cain, Waco, KY, and Mary Ruth Hager, Indianapolis, IN; two step daughters, Melinda Williams, Flat Gap, and Myra Howard, Fuget; two brothers, Price Van Winkle, Richmond, and Earl Van Winkle, Bybee, KY; a sister, Mrs. Opal Derossett, Lexington, and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 11, in Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Revs. Harold Salyer and Moses Kitchen and Elder Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

  
WARD, Felix
1901-1980
Felix Ward, son of John C. Ward and Amanda M. Mollette, was born May 22, 1901 and departed this life Feb 27, 1980 in Highlands Regional Medical Center.  He was a resident of Williamsport, a retired school teacher for the Johnson County Board of Education and a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Samantha Ward whom he married November 11, 1931 in Johnson County; a son, Benny Ward of Pikeville; a daughter, Betty Bailey of Lexington; a sister Elizabeth Ellen Plummer of Louisa; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 1 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Butcher, Earl Muncy and Vern Walters officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

   
WEBB, James
1919-1980
Funeral services for James Albert Webb, 60, retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, were held February 15 at Fort Sam Houston with Chaplain Motzer officiating. He was buried with full military honors in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.  Col. Webb of Georgetown, TX, died February 13, in the Georgetown Hospital. He was born December 28, 1919 at Williamsport, the son of James Buell and Nancy Perry Webb of Whitehouse.  He taught school at Whitehouse prior to entering the service in 1942. Afterwards, he returned to Ashland to work for Armco Steel, and returned to service in the Air Force in 1951.  Surviving are his wife, Gladys Price Webb, three sons, Gregory Alan Webb, of Georgetown, Wayne Buell Webb of Los Angeles, CA, and James Randall Webb of Tulsa, OK; four grandchildren; one sister, Edyth Webb Beard of Dyersburg, TN and aunts, Mrs. Louise Perry Akers of Whitehouse and Mrs. Jeff Perry of West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1980

  
WELCH, Marie (Hurt)
1921-1980
Marie Welch, 58, died Tuesday, February 19, in Columbus, OH, after an extended illness.  Born September 12, 1921, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Ike and Flora Hurt. Her husband, Charles (Shine) Welch, who she married in July 1931, in Johnson County preceded her in death June 19, 1975. Surviving are three sons, Roy Franklin, Clyde Edward, and Charles Donald, all of Columbus, OH, a daughter, Margie Cross, Columbus; six brothers, Edd Hurt, Springfield, OH, Deward Hurt, Wabash, IN, James Hurt, Tiffin, OH, Emett Harold Hurt, Imly City, MI, Charles Russell Hurt and Ellis Ray Hurt, Michigan; two sisters, Corraine Stevens and Delores Roberts, Michigan; 11 half brothers and sisters; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February, 22, in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Charles Wiley and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

   
WELLS, Orville
1921-1980
Orville Wells, 58, died Monday, Feb 4 at his Auxier residence. Born in Floyd County, Oct 8, 1921 he was the son of Noah and Louise Butcher Wells, and was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Selvage Wells; a son, Randall Wells, Marion, OH; three daughters, Phyliss Goble, Diana Goble and Tammy King, all of Auxier; a brother Ed Wells, Auxier; five sisters, Venie Auxier, Josie Robinson and Beatrice Fitch, all of East Point, Sally Hall, Paintsville and Bertha Adkins, van Lear; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery and Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1980

   
WILLIAMS, Charles Sr.
1894-1980
Charles Williams, Sr., 85, died Friday, Feb 22 in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Williams was born December 4, 1894 in Lawrence County, the son of Rev. H. W. and Victoria Walker Williams. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Paintsville Bus Lines, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, a veteran of World War I, and Chaplain of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Scrivner Williams; four sons, Charles, Jr., and Edward P. of Paintsville, Robert W. and David Michael, Louisville; two daughters, Wilma Lou Bradley, Maysville and Vicki Pack, Paintsville; a brother, M. B. Williams, Bowling Green; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 24 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. C. C. Hall, Scott Castle, John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980

  
WILLIAMSON, John C.
1888-1980
John C. Williamson, 92, died Thursday, February 21, in Paintsville after an extended illness. Born Jan 13, 1888, in Johnson County, he was the son of William and Mary Meek Williamson. He was a resident of Whitehouse, a retired miner and a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mary S. Osborne Williamson; two sons, Claude Williamson, Boons Camp, and John Lee Williamson, Taylor, MI; four daughters, Edna Lapage, South Gate, MI, Barbara Meek, Taylor, MI, Phyliss Jackson, Wyandott, MI, and Garna Jo Meade, Whitehouse; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb 24 in Boonscamp Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Jimmie Price and Gary Crum officiating. Burial was in Tom Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1980



 
MARCH - 1980


    
   
BALDWIN, Verna (Estep)
1903-1980
Mrs. Verna Baldwin, 76, died Thursday, Mar 6, in Enon, OH, after an extended illness.  Born Oct 5, 1903 in Johnson Co., she was the daughter of Elzie and Rachel Estep Estep. She was a resident of Enon and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Alex Baldwin, preceded her in death on Jan 5, 1969. Surviving are five sons, Eual, Mutual, OH, Charles, Edwin, Carroll and Glenn, Springfield, OH; four daughters, Arlene Ratliff and Madeline Lykins, Enon, OH, Betty Blanton, Volga, and Morene Picklesimer, South Vienna, OH; four brothers, Lundie Estep, Fuget, William Estep, Thelma, Glenn Estep, Springfield, OH, and Lowell Estep, Fairborn, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Claretta Phillips, Fuget, and Mrs. Myrtle Burchett, Elna; 25 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar 8 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Kenneth Trimble officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

    
BARBER, Abe
1890-1980
Abe Barber, 89, died Saturday, March 29, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born April 13, 1890, in Boyd County, he was the son of William and Nancy Norris Barber. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired conductor for C & O Railway, a member of the First United Methodist church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Etta Hackworth Barber, a son, Gene David Barber, Escondido, CA, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Hamburger, Bonn, Germany; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 2 at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

   
BLAIR, Ada (Jackson)
1907-1980
Ada Blair, 72, died Wednesday, Mar 5, in Jackson, MI after an extended illness. She was born Mar 29, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Cora Jackson Jackson. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Blair, Feb 18, 1977. Surviving are two sons, Curtis Blair, Jackson, MI and Taylor Blair, Salyersville; a daughter, Jewell Conley, Springfield, OH; two brothers, Carl and Branch Jackson, Oil Springs; three sisters, Alta Crace and Malty Powers of OH and Ora May Kiser; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton and Phillip Puckett officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

    
BLAIR, Eula (Hammond)
1910-1980
Mrs. Eula Blair, 69, died Monday, March 10, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after an illness of several weeks.  Born December 28, 1910, in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Clay and Harriet Porter Hammond. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of G. C. Murphy Company, and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Cecil Blair; a son, Lowell Blair and a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Ward, Paintsville, three brothers, Raleigh and Morris Hammond of Paintsville and Ordis Hammond of Wheelersburg, OH; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services held Thursday, March 13, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1980

      
BLAIR, Lillian (Dills)
1894-1980
Lillian Blair, 85, died Thursday, March 27, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born December 14, 1894, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Whitt and Matha Dean Dills. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Jehovah Witness Church. Her husband, Green Blair, preceded her in death in 1958. Surviving are two sons, James Fairchild, Detroit, MI, and Junior Conley, Lexington; four daughters, Barbara Webb and Lucille Caudill, Ohio, Martha Cundiff, Florida and Marie Durbin, Thealka. Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Meredith Spurlock officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

   
BLANTON, Pearl (Jackson)
1901-1980
Mrs. Pearl Blanton, 78, died Friday, March 14, in Madison County Hospital, London, OH, after an extended illness of several weeks.  Born September 9, 1901 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Charlie and Martha Salyer Jackson and a resident of Williamsport, OH. Her husband, Millard Blanton, preceded her in death in 1949. Surviving are three sons, Charles and Harold Blanton, Williamsport, OH and Carroll Blanton, New Holland, OH; four brothers, Clarence Jackson, Staffordsville, Branch Jackson, West Portsmouth, OH, Malcolm Jackson, Conley, KY and Walter Jackson, Rochester, In, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Patrick, Marstown, OH and Mrs. Bonnie Caldwell, Conley; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, March 18, in Little Mud Lick Church of God Staffordsville, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1980

    
BOWENS, Eddie
1911-1980
Eddie Bowens, 68, died Saturday, March 22, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Bowens was born June 28, 1911 in Johnson County the son of Bud and Nelva Pack Bowens. He was a resident of Williamsport, a retired miner from Amhurst Coal Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lula Hale Bowens, who he married Oct 14, 1935; three sons, Doffie and Eugene Bowens, Williamsport, and McArthur Bowens, Attica, OH; a brother, Albert Bowens, Meally; two sisters, Clara Ward, Paintsville, and Maxie Ward, Williamsport; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25 in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Jack Woody, Walter Dutton and Isaac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Bowens Family Cemetery, Williamsport, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

    
BROWN, Clyde
1913-1980
Clyde Brown, 66, died Tuesday, March 25, in his Larue, OH, home. Mr. Brown was born May 5, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of George and Minnie Daniel Brown. Surviving are his wife, Georgie Lemaster Brown; a son, Marion Brown of Marion, OH; a daughter, Diana Browning, of Garden Grove, CA; three brothers and two sisters, Clarence, Claude and Charley Brown, Sally Lemaster and Susie Hitchcock, all of Volga. Funeral services held Saturday, March 29, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Held officiating. Burial was in George Brown Cemetery, Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

   
CAUDILL, Bertha (Castle)
1921-1980
Bertha Mae Castle Caudill, 58, died Saturday, Mar 8 in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mrs. Caudill was born De 22, 1921, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Allen and Lillie Smith Castle. She was a resident of Grayson and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry Caudill, preceded her in death June 28, 1979. Surviving are two sons, Henry Caudill, Jr., Morehead, and Charles Caudill, Grayson; two daughters, Betty Gillispie, Port Lucie, FL, and Lillian Weaver, Sheridan, WY, three brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Fraley, Barnetts Creek, Dea Castle, Mansfield, OH, and Columbus Castle, Columbus, OH; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mar 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. Tom Terry officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

    
COLLINS, Will
1879-1980
Will Collins, 100, died Saturday, March 22, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Collins was born November 19, 1879, in Johnson County, the son of Allen and Phoebe Ratliff Collins. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church. His wife, Carey Howard, preceded him in death in 1953. Surviving are a daughter, Bulah Thrawley, Owensboro; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Held and Rev. Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

  
DANIEL, Grethel (VanHoose)
1902-1980
Mrs. Grethel Daniel, 77, died Tuesday, March 4, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born July 10, 1902, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of John and Louise Wellman VanHoose. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Earl Daniel, preceded her in death in June l, 1979. Surviving are a son, Earl Daniel, Jr. and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Preston of West Van Lear; 2 brothers, Hansel VanHoose of Wittensville and Guy VanHoose of Tutor Key; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gypsie Meadows of Tutor Key, Mrs. Fannie Castle of Louisa and Mrs. Lydia Fairchild of Thealka; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Scott Castle and Lee Music officiating. Burial in Davis Cemetery at Davis Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

    
DEMPSEY, Oden
1895-1980
Rev. Oden Dempsey, 84, died Sunday, March 16, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. Born June 15, 1895, in Logan County, WV, he was the son of William and Harriet Hicks Dempsey. He was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Stella Canada Dempsey, and eight step children; Glen, Samuel and Winston Lowe, Detroit, MI, don and Charles Lovejoy and Goldia Adams, Cleveland, OH, Harley Lovejoy, Ranger, WV, and Eula Mae Conley, West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Abe Vanderpool officiating. Burial was in Lowe Cemetery at Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

    
EVANS, Ruth
1897-1980
Ruth Francis Evans, died Monday, March 10 at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. Born in 1897 in Oblong, IL, she graduated from Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, in 1919. She held several nursing positions in Florida and eastern Kentucky before moving to Paintsville in 1923 to work in the public health service. There she met and married Oscar N. Evans and was active in Red Cross and church affairs until moving to Sun City Center, FL in 1967. After her husband’s death in 1978, she moved to St. Petersburg, FL. She is survived by one sisters, Naomi Herald, of Oblong, and one son, Paul of Ashland. Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 12, in the United Community Church, Sun City Center. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1980

   
GAMBOE, James Floyd
1927-1980
James Floyd Gamboe, 52, died Monday, Mar 3, in Paintsville. He was born April 7, 1927 in Johnson County, the son of Floyd and Ruth Price Gamboe. He was a resident of Paintsville and retired from the U. S. Air Force. Surviving are his father, Floyd Gamboe; three brothers, James Edward, John Wayne and David Gamboe, of Hopkinsville; and two sisters, Mary Joyce Gamboe, CA and Barbara Gamboe, Hopkinsville; three brothers, and a sister, Edward and Gene David Gamboe, Paintsville and Billy Ray Gamboe and Sue Eckels, St. Petersburg, FL. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

     
GOBLE, Virgil
1918-1980
Virgil Goble, 61, died Wednesday, Mar 19 in V. A. Hospital, Huntington, WV, after an extended illness. Mr. Goble was born April 10, 1918, in Johnson County, the son of Tom and Gypsy Blevins Goble. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a retired mechanic, a member of the Church of Christ, DAV Chapter 18, and a veteran of World War II.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Alice Spradlin Goble; four sons, Virgil, Jr., and Sheldon of West Van Lear, Ricky of Thelma, and Amos of Sitka; a daughter, Teresa Beverly, East Point; a brother, William Goble, West Van Lear, five sisters, Marie Hall and Goldie Webb, of Van Lear, Elva Blevins, West Van Lear, Junie Salyer, Columbus, OH and Bertha Music, Springfield, OH; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Mar 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Adray officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

   
HICKMAN, Numa (Patrick)
1900-1980
Numa Etta Hickman, 79, died Friday, March 21, in Highlands Regional Medical center, Prestonsburg.  Born in Johnson County, August 28, 1900, she was the daughter of Kay and Rose Wells Patrick. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Fred B. Hickman, preceded her in death October 25, 1969.  Surviving are a son, Curtis Hickman, Paintsville; three daughters, Jerri Pitman and Helen Hickman both of Paintsville and Deanna Falcon, of Thibidaux, LA.  Funeral services held Monday, March 24, in East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

    
MEADE, Curt
1900-1980
Curt Meade, 80, died Sunday, Mar 16, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born Mar 11, 1900, in Floyd County, he was the son of Samuel and Nan Gross Meade.  He was a resident of Meally, a merchant and miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Eulah Castle Meade; two sons, Freddie Meade, Boons Camp, and Darrell Meade, Flatwoods; three daughters, Pauline Scarberry, Bluefield, WV, Florine Cook, Cooperston, WV and Judy Butcher, Meally; five brothers and sisters, Beecher Gross, Pearl Parsons, and Ruth Gross, Whitehouse, Avel Gross, Cooperston, WV and Helen Meade, Delaware, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mar 19, in Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Tom Wilson Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

     
OSBORNE, James
1914-1980
James Ellis (Super) Osborne, 65, died Friday, March 14, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington after an extended illness. Born September 8, 1914 in Knott County, he was the son of Maryland and Elizabeth Cook Osborne. He was a resident of Buckingham, a retired employee for Inland Steel and Island Creek. A son, Henry Ellis, preceded him in death in 1966. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Conley Osborne, two sons, Alvin Clark, Hager Hill and Lennie Francis, Corydon, IN, a daughter Ruby Joyce Secrest, Louisville; a brother, Joseph Osborne and two sisters, Carrie Hall and Barbara Johnson, all of Buckingham, one granddaughter and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 17, in Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Buckingham Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

    
PRESTON, James
1907-1980
James Preston, 72, died Wednesday, Mar 5 in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born Jul 6, 1907, in Johnson Co., the son of Willie and Linnie VanHoose Preston. He was a resident at Boons Camp and a retired miner.  His wife, Hazel Butcher Preston preceded him in death.  Surviving are a son, James E. Preston, a daughter, Linnie B. Jimmerson, and a step-son Orville Swain, all of Boons Camp.  Four brothers--Millard and Earl Preston, Boons Camp, Johnny Preston, Michigan, Noah Preston of Wabash, Ind. and a sister Myrtle Patrick of Welch, W. VA., 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services March 7 in Butcher Cemetery Boons Camp. Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

   
RATLIFF, William
1931-1980
William H. “Bud” Ratliff, 48, died Tuesday, March 18, as the result of a logging accident. Mr. Ratliff was born April 22, 1931, in Paintsville, the son of Jesse and Milda Spencer Ratliff. He was a resident of Elm Grove, OH, and a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife, Lanoma Montgomery Ratliff, who he married October 24, 1957; a son, William Jay Ratliff, at home, three daughters, Mrs. Willard (Rebecca Sue) Gowen, Waverly, OH, Mrs. John (Joann) Isaac, Elm Grove, and Teresa Lynn Ratliff, at home; three brothers, Estel Ratliff, Ashtabula, OH, Lloyd Ratliff, Williamsport, OH, and Joe Ratliff, Galion, OH; and three sisters, Mrs. Arlie (Katie) Tackett and Mrs. Flora Noel, Chillicothe, OH, and Mrs. Marcus (Mary Liz) Burns, Ashtabula, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held Friday, March 21, in Sandy Chapel Baptist Church, Columbus, with Brother Ray Tackett and Brother James Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Omega Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

   
REED, Elbert
1897-1980
Elbert H. Reed, 83, died Thursday, March 6, in Salyersville Health Care Center, Salyersville, after an extended illness. Born February 3, 1897, in Johnson County, he was the son of George and Ida Williams Reed. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired farmer and bus driver for the Johnson County school system and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Josie Caudill Reed; 4 sisters, Geneva Conley and Edith Helton of Oil Springs, June Phillips of Pickerington, OH and Lena Davis of Dema, KY.  Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9,  in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders James H. Blair and Lonza Reed officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

     
ROBERTS, Beulah (Melvin)
1895-1980
Beulah Melvin Roberts, 84, died Sunday, March 2, at her Paintsville residence after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County September 18, 1895, the daughter of George and Regina Melvin, and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, James Roberts, Paintsville; a brother Clyde Melvin, Missouri; a half sister Lydia McKenzie, Flat Gap; two grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Melvin Cemetery, Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

   
ROBINSON, Ollie (Robinson)
1905-1980
Ollie Robinson, 74, died Monday, March 17, at his Hager Hill residence after an extended illness.  Born April 30, 1905, in Johnson County, he was the son of Tom and Mintie Goble Robinson. Surviving are five sisters, Manchie Goble, Hager Hill; Amie Titlow, Mandy Perkins, and Elizabeth Aker, of West Van Lear and Oakie Knotts of IN. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sammons officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

     
SKAGGS, Goldie (Evans)
1912-1980
Mrs. Goldie Skaggs, 67, died Sunday, March 2, in Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Skaggs was born August 28, 1912, at Keaton, the daughter of Delone and Rissie Kelly Evans. She was a resident of Keaton and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Norman Skaggs, two sons, Manuel B. and Maxwell G., Keaton; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Webb, Red Bush, two brothers, Rev. Homer Evans, Martha and Oscar Evans, Columbus, OH; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 5 at 11 a.m. in Christian Union Enterprise Baptist church, Keaton, with Reverends John Pelphrey and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1980

     
SKAGGS, Richard
1980-1980
Richard Ivan Skaggs, Jr., infant son of Richard and Wanda Salyers Skaggs, died Friday, March 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his paternal grandparents, Leo and Yvon Jaynes Skaggs, Oil Springs, and his maternal grandmother, Georgeann Salyers, Wittensville. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 23, in Highland Memorial Park with Dick VanHoose officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

    
SMITH, Ross
1892-1980
Ross Smith, 87, died Thursday, March 13, in Mayfair Nursing Home, Amlin, OH, after an extended illness. He was born June 16, 1892, in Morgan County, the son of Covington and Louvisa Cantrell Smith. He was a former resident of Red Bush. Surviving are a son, Eugene Smith, Hillard, OH, five daughters, Louise McKenzie, Faye McKenzie, Edna Rossi, Columbus, OH, Pauline Baker, Amlin, OH and Eva Massart, Hillard, OH; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and 6 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elder O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1980

   
SPEERR, Russell
1894-1980
Russell Speer, a well known resident of Martin County died March 15 at the Erlangr Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Speer, who was 85 at the time of his death, was born May 11, 1894, at Warfield. He was the son of Dr. Arthur Dallas Speer and Laura Ellen Dempsey Speer. Speer received his education at the Wilson Memorial Presbyterian Academy at Inez and attended Pikeville college and Maryville College, Maryville, TN and later taught school at Warfield. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Inez, and a 50 year member of the Marion Hale Masonic Lodge, Inez, No. 672. He was a member of the American Legion, Inez. During World War I, he was drafted at Akron, OH, where he was a foeman in the Goodyear Rubber Plant. He was in the service at Camp Gordon, GA. During World War II, he held a responsible position at the Oak Ridge Atomic Plant. At the time of his death, he was a retired real estate dealer. He is survived by a brother, Dr. Harold Speer, a retired dentist of Grundy, VA, and a sister, Irene Speer Fair, New Orleans, LA. Funeral services were held Sunday, march 16, in the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home Chapel in Inez with Rev. Woodrow Sexton officiating. Masons performed the Masonic Rites at the funeral and burial. Burial followed in the Dempsey Cemetery, Warfield, with Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1980

    
SPENCER, Lindsey
1908-1980
Lindsey Spencer, 71, died Saturday, March 22, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Spencer was born in Johnson County, June 12, 1908, the son of Jasper and Lula Hopson Spencer. He was a resident of East Point, a retired mechanic and owner and operator of Spencer’s Garage. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Robinson Spencer, a son, Lindsey Spencer, Jr. Lexington, a daughter, Mrs. Edith Spencer Bevins, Prestonsburg, two brothers, Otto Spencer, East Point, and Grady Spencer, Portsmouth, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Alka Whitaker and Mrs. Stella Tackett, McDermott, OH, Mrs. Delphia Watson, Jenkins, and Mrs. Ethel Vertrice Riffe, Wilmington, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, march 24, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Bruce Spencer and Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980

   
TACKETT, Jesse
1911-1980
Jesse E. Tackett, 68, died Wednesday, March 5, in Highland Regional Medical Center after a short illness. A resident of Riceville, he was born in Morgan County April 20, 1911, the son of George W. and Minnie Jenkins Tackett. He was a retired merchant and miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Sola Blanton Tackett; three sons, Otto, Delaware, OH, Benny, Xenia, OH and Cheater, Riceville; four daughters, Ella Mae Caudill, Neva Caudill and Betty Heinz, Xenia, OH and Ruth Ann Meade, Flat Gap; two sisters, Mrs. Tellie Posey and Mrs. Maggie Jackson, Ashland; 30 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, march 8, in Long Fork United Baptist Church, Riceville, with Elders B. C. Ferguson, James H. Blair and Press Hughes officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

   
WALLEN, Thelma (Walters)
1911-1980
Thelma Gladys Walters Wallen, 69, died Sunday, March 9, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness. Born January 22, 1911, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lafe and Nancy Daniels Walters. She was a resident of Williamsport and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Ervin Wallen, 3 sons, Ed Wallen of Birmingham, Al, Doug Wallen of Columbus, OH, and Dave Wallen of Williamsport; 2 daughters, Muraleen Walters of Tallahassee, Fl and Karen Holiday of Cape Coral, Fl; 2 brothers, D. E. And Ralph Walters of Ashland; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. J. Sparks and Henry Mohaw officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Serving as pallbearers were Tim Hayslett, Paul Estep, Doug Smith, Pete Catnrell, Earl Gorell, Phillip Nichols, Scott Woodyard and Leo Gibson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1980

   
WARD, Robert
1927-1980
Robert (Bob) Ward, 53, died Friday, March 21, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born January 27, 1927 in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Grace Plummer Ward. He was a resident of Offutt and a postmaster.  Surviving are his wife Audrey Faye Walters Ward; 2 sons, David Lee Ward of Offutt and John R. Ward of Staffordsville; 2 daughters, Peggy Preston and Kimberly Sue Ward of Offutt; 4 sisters, Sue Butcher and Ethel Daniel of Meally, Betty Daniel of Offutt and Lydia Arrowood of St. Albans, WV; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1980



 
APRIL - 1980

   
  
  
BAILEY, Oscar
1906-1980
Oscar Bailey, 73, a former resident of Johnson County, died Wednesday, April 2, in a Lexington nursing home, after an extended illness. A son of Daniel and Rebecca Holbrook Bailey, he was born in Johnson County in April 1906. Services were held Friday, April 4, at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Flat Gap, with Rev. Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. The Paintsville Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980

     
BAUER, Eula (Pelphrey)
1980
Former Van Lear resident, Eula P. Bauer, 57, died April 5, in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Bauer was a resident of Galloway, OH, an employee of Winkelmans, a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Hickory Hills Country Club, Hickory Hills Ladies Association, CWGA and COLGA, and a veteran of WWII.  Surviving are her husband, Chester Bauer; 3 sons, Chester A. "Buddy" Bauer of Columbus, OH, Kurt Bauer of U.S. Navy stationed in Florida, and Roger Bauer of Gambier, OH; 5 grandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Jamie, Susan and Katie; 4 sisters, Fred Hostottle, Rose Marie Moore, Jewel Snow and Mariam Loring; 2 brothers, Otchel Pelphrey of Amlin, OH and Howard Pelphrey of St. Charles, MO.  Services held in Jerry Spears Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Jorden officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1980

    
BAYES, Frank
1893-1980
Frank Bayes, 86, died Sunday, April 20 at his Oil Springs home. Mr. Bayes was born Aug 11, 1893 in Johnson County, the son of Charles and Lois Mayhan Bayes. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding him in death was his wife, Lula Lemaster Bayes, May 14, 1963. Surviving are a son, Jesse Bayes, Lucasville, OH; four daughters, Sarah Liz Meade, Flat Gap, Martha Bayes, Oil Springs, Lois Adkins, West Liberty, Alka Daniel, Delaware, OH; 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22 in Low Gap United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

    
BAYES, James
1928-1980
James I. Bayes, 51, died Thursday, April 3, in Paintsville. Born September 28, 1928, in Johnson County, he was the son of Arch Bayes and Ilean Fairchild Bayes, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Christine McKenzie Bayes; two sons, Michael Dean Bayes, of Lexington, and James Archer Bayes of Hager Hill; two daughters, Tammy Murray of Lexington, and Shella Bayes of Hager Hill; a brother, Larry Joe Bayes, Hager Hill and one grandchild. Funeral services held Sunday, April 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980  

BLAIR, Bill
1903-1980
Bill Blair, 77, died Tuesday, April 15, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  A resident of West van Lea, he was born in Johnson County, April 4, 1903, the son of John and Martha Fitch Blair. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Pearlie Tackett Blair; a son, Bob Blair of Dayton, OH; 2 step sons, James Earl Young of Denver and Flem Osborne Jr. of Columbus, OH; a step daughter, Kathleen Osborne of Paintsville; a sister, Rhoda Mose of East Point. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John F. Ratliff officiating.  Burial was in the Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

    
BOWENS, Elmer
1943-1980
Elmer Bowens, 36, died Thursday, April 3, in Grant Hospital, Colorado, OH after a brief illness. Born in Pike County, September 30, 1943, he was the son of Columbus and Malinda Evans Bowens. He was a resident of Van Lear, an employee of Martin Count Coal and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Wilma Pennington Bowens, three sons, Elmer, Jr., James H. and David L., and two daughters, Rose Marie and Nancy Ann, all at home; seven brothers and sisters, Donald Bowens, George Bowens, Carol Sue Price, Cathy Bowens and Margie Bowens, all of Columbus, OH, David Bowens, Canada, KY and ruby Hatfield, Pikeville. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Music and Rev. John Dollarhide officiating. Burial was in Bowens Cemetery, Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980

    
BOYD, Cleveland
1908-1980
Cleveland Boyd, 72, died Wednesday, April 16, in Paintsville Hospital. Born February 14, 1908, in Johnson County, he was the son of G. W. and Elizabeth Hall Boyd. He was a coal miner, a resident of Meally and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Delong Boyd, four daughters, Carol Davis, Northfield, OH, Charlotte Ward, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Janet Byrd, Clarksville, IN, and Helen Kosonovick, Columbus, OH; a brother, John Boyd, Bluefield, WV; three sisters, Irene Leedy, Louisa, Sidney Ford, Bluefied, WV and Dolly Barrick, Russell. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Blankenship and J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

   
CAVINS, Mary
1915-1980
Mary A. Cavins, 64, died Thursday, April 17, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Cavins was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was born May 27, 1915, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Burl and Belle Parker Cox. Her husband, George Cavins, preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are a son, Virgil Cavins, Ulysses; two daughters, Nancy Lemaster, Sitka, and Mildred Grimm, Flemingsburg; two brothers, Jay Cox and Junior Cox, Louisa; two sisters, Vola Pack, Catlettsburg and Alta Allen, Fallsburg; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 20, in her Sitka home with Ellis Hamilton and John Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

    
COOPER, Tommy
1980
Paintsville Resident R. T. “Tommy” Cooper, retired manager of the Prestonsburg employment services office of the Kentucky Department for Human Resources succumbed to a sudden illness Tuesday April 1. Mr. Cooper, 71, was the son of J. H. and Permelia Julia Preston Cooper, and was born in Johnson County, October 4. A member of the First Christian Church, he was a World War II veteran.  He is survived by his wife, Jewell Salyer Cooper, a step daughter, Mrs. Charles Ward of Ashland, 2 step grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Victoria Mackledowney of Charleston, WV. His first wife, Garnet Auxier Cooper died in Sept. 1971. Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Terry Jones officiated at services Friday, April 4, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980

  
CRIDER, Walter
1920-1980
Rev. Walter Crider, Urbana, OH, died Monday, April 7, in Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, OH, after an extended illness. Mr. Crider was born June 10, 1920, the son of Willie and Laura Castle Crider. He attended Oil Springs High School and had been a resident of Urbana since 1946. He was a former employee of the Howard Bond Paper Company where he retired in 1974, and was a member of the Beatty Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Music Crider, a son, William E. Crider, Catawba, OH, a sister, Mrs. Tenner Tackett, Stambaugh; one granddaughter and one niece. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanetta Joe Crider. Funeral services were held in Beatty Freewill Baptist church in Springfield with Revs. Forest Dyer and Paul Calvart officiating. Burial was in Kings Creek Cemetery, Urbana, under the direction of Austin & Richard Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

  
DALE, John
1927-1980
John Dale, Jr., 52, died Friday, April 11, at his Prestonsburg home. Mr. Dale was an employee of Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company, a Navy veteran and member of Irene Cole Church. He was born April 18, 1927, the son of John and Sarah Castle Dale.  His wife, Betty Fairchild Dale preceded him in death.  Surviving are 2 sons, John Dale III of Wittensville, and Danny Dale of Marimar, Fl; a daughter, Debbie Dept of Marimar, Fl; 2 brothers, Carl Sparks of OH and Dickie Sparks of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Geneva Meek and Doris Miller both of Paintsville; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Pack and Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

    
DANIELS, Frank
1927-1980
Frank Daniels, Jr., 53, died Friday, April 25. Mr. Daniels was born January 21, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Mahalia Preston Daniels. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired employee of Island Creek and Pennsylvania Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Littlebrant Daniels; a step son, Ronald, Littlebrant, Perrysburg, NY; ten brothers and sisters, Shirley Daniels, Thelma, Albert Daniels, Montgomery, WV, J. H. Daniels, Dayton, OH, Norton Daniels, Paintsville, Jess Daniels, Cliff, Doug Daniels and Ethel Penix, Buffalo, NY, Oakie Fraley, West Van Lear, Beatrice Daniels, Van Lear and Mabeth Fraley, Copperson, WV. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks and Wallace Conley officiating. Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

   
DICKERSON, Ulysses
1933-1980
Ulysses Grant Dickerson, 47, died Wednesday, April 9, at his Stambaugh home. A retired employee of Campbell Soup Company, in Napolean, OH, he was born in Lawrence Co., April 8, 1933. He was the son of Lee and Mary Bell Williams Dickerson. Surviving in addition to his mother and two sons, Timmy Lee and Cletus Monroe Dickerson, of Louisa; two daughters, Colleta Witt and Jennifer Dickerson, Louisa; five brothers, Larry and Doug of Stambaugh, Amos of Mentor, OH, Jim of Indianapolis, IN, Bob of Mantua, OH, and Bill of Continental, OH; four sisters, Lilly Horton and Rosey Stambaugh both of Louisa, Fannie Dickerson of Stambaugh, and Mildred Holbrook, Woodridge, IL. Funeral services held Saturday, April 12, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Plummer officiating. Burial was in Clifford Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

   
EVANS, Conrad
1907-1980
Fuget resident Rev. Conrad Evans, 73, died Saturday, April 12, in Paintsville Hospital aftr an extended illness. Rev. Evans was born February 27, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Wilse and Rose Blanton Evans. He was a retired miner and a member of Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clara Chaney Evans, five sons, Foster Evans, Carlisle, OH, Charlie Evans, Fuget, John Evans, Darby Dale, OH, Paul Evans, California, and Freddie L. Evans, Delaware, Maine; seven daughters, Terry Bevins and Bonnie Marton, Phyliss, KY, Wanda Mullins and Mae Adams, Columbus, OH, Betty Shoop, Cincinnati, OH, Esta Sparks, Mt. Vernon, OH and Minnie Estes, Tampa, FL. Also a brother, James Evans and two sisters, Orphia Rogers and Ollie Todd, all of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were held at Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist church with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and John Thacker officiating. Burial was in Chandler Salyers Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

  
FAIRCHILD, Roy
1892-1980
Staffordsville resident Roy Fairchild, 88, died Wednesday, April 16, at his home. He was a retired miner and a member of the Protestant Church. He was born November 20, 1892, in Johnson County, the son of John and Pearlie Collins Fairchild. Surviving are 2 sons, Walker and Leroy Fairchild of Staffordsville; 3 daughters, Etta Goble and Loretta Burkett of Staffordsville and Virginia Nelson of Prestonsburg; 3 brothers, Jim Fairchild of Lowmansville, Jess Fairchild, of Barnetts Creek and  Archie Ratliff; 2 sisters, June Chaffins and Rosie Fairchild of Barnetts Creek; 25 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tobe Wheeler officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

  
GIVENS, Montgomery
1918-1980
Montgomery Douglas Givens, 60, died Tuesday, April 1, in a plane crash. Mr. Givens was born December 1, 1918, in Browder, KY. He joined the Air Corps in 1942 and served as a bomber pilot in 3 wars.  He joined Montana Power in 1978 after 10 years with Executive Jet Aviation in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Givens was a life time member of University Agricultural Alumni Associations and the 388th Bomb Group Association. He was affiliated with Sigma Phil Epsilon Fraternity, Masonic Blue Lodge in Kentucky, Cundiff Lodge AF & M and a member of the Scottish Rite of Memphis and the Mosiah Shrine Temple of Ft. Worth, TX.  Survivors include his wife, Violet Banks Givens, who he married in 1954; a daughter and son in law, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur (Jonnee) Western and grandchildren, Douglas, Sara and Teresa, all of Butte, Mont; a daughter and son in law, M. and Mrs. Kerry (Teresa) Newhardt of Austin, TX; 3 brothers, Wayland of Owensboro, Marshall of Nashville, TN, and Robert of Maryville, IN; 5 sisters, Marie Cook of Louisville, Iris Givens and Evelyn Thompson of Browder, KY, Ruby Silvey and Ertis Givens of Orlando, Fl. He was the son in law of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Banks and the brother in law of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Arrowood all of Meally. Cremation was performed in Spokane, WA with a memorial service to be held April 25 in Arlington National Cemetery, where his ashes will be buried with full military honors. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

   
HALL, Melvin
1917-1980
Melvin Hall, 62, died Friday, April 4, in Highland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Virginia, August 6, 1917, the son of Monroe and Alice Ward Hall. He was a resident of Auxier, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Peggy Dickenson Hall; five sons, Bernie Hall, Auxier, Phillip Hall, Wabash, IN, Melvin J. Hall, Jr., West Van Lear, Jerry Hall and Rex Gordon Hall, Auxier, a step son, David King Hall, Auxier, five daughters, Wanda Sagarsee and Patricia Gordon, Peru, IN, Brenda Goble and Linda Hall, Auxier, and Debbie Burchett, Frankfort and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Banks and Rev. Lee Music officiating. Burial was in the Hall Family Cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980

    
HALE, Stant
1909-1980
Stant Hale, 70, died Saturday, April 26, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hale was born Nov 12, 1909, in Lawrence County, the son of Grant and Lizzie Scarberry Hale. He was a resident of Williamsport, a retired coal miner and a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dixie Bowens Hale; a son, Stant Hale, Jr., Williamsport; two daughters, Chattie Harrell, Wabash, IN, and Lizzie Delong, Cyclone, WV; a sister, Lula Bowens, Williamsport; two brothers, Matt and Jay Hale, WV; 21 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Walter Dutton and Issac Rowland officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
HITCHCOCK, Carma
1909-1980
Mrs. Carma Hitchcock, 70, of Louisa, died Sunday, April 20, in Louisa Community Hospital.  Mrs. Hitchcock was born September 25, 1909 at Oil Springs, the daughter of the late Ed and Lydia Witten Dixon. She was a member of the Louisa Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Haskell Hitchcock, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Belhasen and Mrs. Virginia Blanton both of Paintsville; two sons, William G. Hitchcock of Dover, DE, and Raymond Hitchcock of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Keaton of Louisa, Mrs. Gaynell Lewis of West Liberty, and Mrs. Mary Goble of Mechanicsburg, OH; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Heston Funeral Home in Louisa Tuesday, April 22, with Rev. Don Guth officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1980

   
MCFADDIN, Monnie
1892-1980
Monnie McFaddin, 87, died Saturday, April 19, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born July 31, 1892, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Wiley and Florence Calhoun McCarthy. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Ross McFaddin preceded her in death in Feb. 1961. Surviving are 2 sons, Russell McFaddin of Berea and Ross McFaddin, Jr. of Miami, Fl; 2 daughters, Beatrice Hirst of Brooksville, Fl and Gertrude VanHoose of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22, in the Third Street Freewill Baptist church with Rev. John Frank Ratliff and Bobby Lyons officiating.  Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

      
MOORE, Wickliff
1900-1980
Wickliff Moore, 79, died Monday, April 14, in Ashland following a heart attack. Mr. Moore was born June 22, 1900 at Blaine, the son of Sam and Ellen Moore. He was a resident of Ashland and a retired employee of Armco Steel Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mollie Patton Oliver Moore; five sons, including Wickliff Moore, Jr., of Paintsville, and six daughters. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 17, in John Steen Funeral Home, in Ashland, with burial in Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

   
MURPHY, Laura
1919-1980
Paintsville resident, Laura Mae Murphy, 61, died Monday, April 21, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born January 10, 1919, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo Stapleton and Neva Price Stapleton. She was a member of Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving in addition to her mother are 3 sons; James O. Murphy of Lonpoc, CA, Robert L. Murphy of Paintsville and Paul R. Murphy of Gainesville, FL,; a daughter, Pamela S. Anderson of Oil Springs; 3 sisters, Mona S. Caudill of Paintsville, Mary E. Call of Louisville, and Peggy Wells of Taylor, Mi; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Charles Stapleton and Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1980

    
MUSIC, Dallas
1905-1980
Dallas Music, 74, died Thursday, April 3, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Music was born July 1, 1905, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a miner, merchant and farmer, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Perkey Hall. Surviving are two sons, Delbert and Dola Music, Boons Camp; five half brothers, W. T. Mollette and Eugene Ward, Boons Camp, Sammy Mollette, Paintsville, Brown Sammons, Wabash, IN, and Greenville Ward, Williamsport, five half sisters, Mandy Staniford, Ruth Ward, and Angie Ward, Boons Camp, Clara Prater, Ohio, and Hannah Trimble, Hager Hill and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 6, in Meally Church of Christ with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980

   
O'BRYAN, Lonnie
1909-1980
Lonnie L. O'Bryan, 71, died Wednesday, April 9, in Beyer Memorial Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI. A resident of Ypsilanti, he was born February 6, 1909 in Lawrence County, the son of James V. and Sarah Pennington O'Bryan. Mr. O'Bryan was a retired employee of the Michigan Union, a division of the University Ann Arbor, MI, and a member of the IOOF. Surviving are his wife, Flora Bell Skaggs O'Bryan; a son, Nelson L. O'Bryan, Ypsilanti, four brothers, John O'Bryan, Hager Hill, Alonzo O'Bryan, West Van Lear, Clarence O'Bryan, Thealka, and Charles O'Bryan, Gregory, MI; five sisters, Bertha Daniel, Nippa, Ruth Paige, Gary, IN, Lora Lemaster and Faye Holbrook of Hager Hill and Roberta Preston, of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 13, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Bob Lyons and John F. Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

    
PAYNE, Martha (VanHoose)
1934-1980
Martha Louise Payne, 46, died Saturday, April 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mrs. Payne was born March 21, 1934 in Floyd County, the daughter of Willie and Anna Lee Music VanHoose, and was a resident of Ft. Lauderdale. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Lonnie Payne; a son, Lawrence David of Silver, FL; two daughters, Ruth Pruitt and Connie VanHoose both of Nippa; three brothers, Charles VanHoose of Louisa, Randall VanHoose of Salem, IN and Jerry VanHoose of Williamsport; three sisters, Joyce O'Hara, Shelby Miles and Alice Moss all of Logan, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services held Friday, April 18 in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Chester Bates and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Clark-Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

  
PENIX, Joyce (Turner)
1980
Joyce Turner Penix, 35, Lakeland, FL, died Monday, April 14 in Lakeland General Hospital. A native of Paintsville, she had lived in Lakeland for 13 years. She was a teacher at Crystal Lake Junior High School, a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Alpha Delta Kappa, Professional Sorority, Kappa Delta Phi Educational Society and PEA. She was also a member of the Crystal Lake United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ferrell Penix, and her sons, Greg and Mark Penix, all of Lakeland; her father and stepmother, Dr. and Mrs. John W. Turner, Paintsville; her sisters, Virginia Ratliff, Florence, KY and Lois Adkins, Paintsville; her brother, John G. Turner of Paintsville. Services were held Thursday, April 17, in Crystal Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Lawrence A. Rankin officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

   
SIMPSON, Peggy (Stapleton)
1929-1980
Ypsilanti, MI. resident Mrs. Peggy Simpson died Saturday, April 19. Mrs. Simpson was employed by Ypsilanti Telephone Company and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was born in Johnson County, Feb 19, 1929 the daughter of Field and Mollie Burton Stapleton. Surviving are her husband, Norman Simpson; two sons, Greg Simpson of Ypsilanti, and Jeffery Simpson at home; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Smith of Ypsilanti and Claudett Simpson at home; three brothers, Dave Stapleton, West Van Lear, Dow Stapleton of Detroit, MI and John Stapleton of Frankfort; four sisters, Neva Mae Ward, of Mose Lake, WA, Betty Castle of Nippa, Mary Lou Cotner of Columbus, OH and Eula Jean Stricklin of Jackson, MS.   Graveside services held April 24 in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Stake High Councilman John Wheeler officiating.  Paintsville Funeral Home will be in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

    
STAFFORD, Lula (Hager)
1887-1980
Paintsville resident Lula M. Stafford, 93, died Thursday, April 17, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Mrs. Stafford was born February 22, 1887, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Martha Dixon Hager. She was a member of the Mayo United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, G.M. Stafford; and three sisters, Joyce Harrington, of Louisville, Mary Minton of Hager Hill and Lula Marie Tune of IN. Funeral services held Saturday, April 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1980

  
STAFFORD, Mollie (Higgins)
1890-1980
Mrs. Mollie Stafford, (says age 24 --has to be 90), Madisonville, KY resident died Monday, April 14.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was born April 12, 1890 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Branch and Cornelia Howard Higgins.  Mrs. Stafford was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Stafford. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George "Roberta" Kesterson of Madisonville, a brother, J.W. Higgins of Salyersville and one granddaughter.  Rev. Grover Craft will officiate at funeral services Thursday, April 17 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Stafford Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

    
TACKETT, Della (Marshall)
1926-1980
East Point resident Della Mae Tackett, 53, died Friday, April 11 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Tackett was a member of the Whittaker Freewill Baptist church. She was born in Johnson County, July 20, 1926, the daughter of George Henry and Malissa Blevins Marshall. Surviving are her husband, Ed Tackett, two sons, Lowell Edward Tackett and Gary Tackett, East Point, three daughters, Myrtle Irene Yates, Mintone, IN, Juanita Taylor, Leander and Wilma Lee Honeycutt, Van Lear; a brother and sister, Shellman Marshall and Bertha Bayes, Warsaw, IN and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, in Whittaker Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Tackett Family Cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

   
WALKER, Ida (Coffee)
1889-1980
Former Van Lear resident, Ida Ellen Walker, died Thursday, April 10, in Manor Rest Home in Wortland. She was born January 16, 1889, in Oldtown, KY, Greenup County. Surviving are her husband, Mert Walker; three sons, Ellis “Hoss” Walker, Wabash, IN, William and Paul Walker, Greenup; and a daughter, Ella May, Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, with Rev. Cecil Stephenson officiating. Burial was in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1980

   
WARD, Myrtle (Wells)
1980
Myrtle Wells Ward, 72, died Tuesday, April 22, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Willie and Malvie Penix Wells Ward. She was a resident of Williamsport and a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Jimmie Ward, preceded her in death April 25, 1978. Surviving are two sons, W. D. Ward, Paintsville and Dave Ward, Auxier; two daughters, Maggie Williams, Knoxville, TN and Betty Lou Bailey, Norris, TN; four brothers, Charles M. Wells, Paintsville, William S. Wells, Salem, VA, George C. Wells, Pikeville, and Chester Ward, Marion, IN; and four sisters, Elizabeth Wheeler, Sara Wells and Pearl Short, Paintsville, and Allie Jordan, Jenkins. Also surviving are three half sisters, Hattie Howland, Cincinnati, OH, Hester Rowe, Prestonsburg, and Hazel Ward, Inez; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Rev. Fred Wiles officiated at services Thursday, April 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1980

   
WEBB, Jake
1904-1980
Jake Webb, 75, died Wednesday, April 23, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. A resident of Van Lear, he was born May 19, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Boone and Martha Birchfield Webb. Mr. Webb was a retired coal miner and farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Tessie Burke Webb; four sons, Hershell Webb, Mt. Sterling, Bobby Webb, Detroit, MI, Paul Webb, Columbus, and Howard Webb, Dayton, OH: seven daughters, Olga Jean Gillian, Orient, OH, Mabel Garringer of Lapuente, CA, Phyllis Burke and Darlene Martin, Ernestine, Lipps, Dayton, OH, Lorriane Barnes, Annaheim, CA and Bessie Daniels, Paxton, IL; 37 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curt Tussy and Bill Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Webb Family Cemetery, Volga with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1980

  
WELLS, Charles
1926-1980
Charles Kermit Wells, 54, Titusville, FL died there Friday, April 25. The son of the late Hobert and Abbie Richmond Wells, he was born Dec 3, 1926, in Auxier. He attended the Mayo Vocational School where he studied mechanics, and during World War II, he was stationed in Alaska. At the time of his death, he was employed at the Kennedy Space Center as a missile mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Janice Sparks Wells; two sons and two daughters, a brother, Jack Wells, Alton, IL, a sister, Illena may of VA; three aunts, Fannie Richmond, Johns Creek, Edna Jane Newsome, Paintsville and Julia Brickley, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Monday, April 28 in Brevard Funeral Home with burial in Titusville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1980

   
WILLIAMS, Donald
1946-1980
Donald Frederick Williams, 33, died Wednesday, April 2, at Staffordsville as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Williams was born November 23, 1946, in Corning, IA, the son of John and Lila Farris Williams. He was a resident of Staffordsville and assistant manager of Save Mart. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Shirley Castle Williams; two sons, Donald Frederick Williams, Jr., Nebraska and Ramey Jay Williams, Staffordsville; a daughter, Rebecca Marie Williams, Staffordsville; a brother and two sisters, Terry Williams, Corning, IA, Phyllis Venticher, Glidden, IA and Patricia Mertz, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Scott Castle and Rev. Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in  Castle Cemetery, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1980



 
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AKERS, Robert
1928-1980
West Van Lear resident Robert (Bob) Akers, 52, died Sunday, May 25, in University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. He was born July 4, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of Russell and Ocie Conley Akers. Surviving are his mother, Ocie Akers, and a sister Pauline Patrick of Madison, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating.  Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

   
ALLEY, Addie (Lowe)
1914-1980
Addie Mae Alley, 66, died Thursday, May 15, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Alley was a resident of Oil Springs, and was born April 16, 1914, in Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late G. W. Howard and Margaret Lowe. Surviving are her husband, James B. Alley; a son James Alley of Lexington; a daughter, Dora Tackett of Dayton, OH and 2 brothers, Farmer Howard of Falcon and Andrew Howard of Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, in Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Charles Stapleton and Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

   
BLAIR, Curtis
1907-1980
Curtis Blair, 73, of 169 North St., Clifton, OH, retired custodian of the Clifton Cemetery, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia. Mr. Blair was born in Johnson County, March 18, 1907, the son of Albert and Julia Ann Blair. He retired as cemetery custodian in 1974 and was a member of the Springfield Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dixie; 4 daughters, Mrs Hager (Betty) May, Mrs. Robert (Irene) LeMaster and Mrs. Charles (Sue) McLaughlin all of Urbana and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Jones of Cable; 3 sons, Bernett and Sam both of West Liberty and Jesse of Tremont City; 2 brothers, Kelly and Kenneth both of Staffordsville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ellis Ratliff of Denver, Mrs. Katie Ward of Staffordsville and Mrs. Imogene Preston of Wabash, IN; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

  
CASTLE, Betty (Bradley)
1904-1980
Betty (Betz) Castle, 76, died Thursday, May 1, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born April 7, 1904, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Green and Kallie Hale Bradley, and was a resident of Thealka. Surviving are her husband, Ervin (Shorty) Castle, six sons, Bob, Vertis, Verlin and Virgil Castle, Thealka, Green Castle, Annapolis, MD, and Charles Castle, Mt. Pleasant, SC; a daughter, Fannie White, Ft. Bragg, NC, three sisters, Lula Roach, New Berry, MI, Maudie Trollbridge, MI, and Liza Bradley, Detroit, MI; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Ervin Castle Cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

    
CLARK, Debbie (Blair)
1962-1980
Debbie Blair Clark, 17, died Sunday, May 4, as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Clark was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was born December 29, 1962, in Johnson County. Surviving are her husband, Greg Clark, her parents, Clay and Donna Wells Blair, a daughter Stacey Lynn Clark, a brother, Danny Blair, West Van Lear, and her paternal grandmother, Marie Blair. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Fraley and Robert Varney officiating. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery, Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
COLVIN, Harry
1980-1980
Harry Michael Colvin, Jr., infant son of Harry and Donna Montgomery Colvin, died Saturday, May 24, in Pikeville. Surviving are a sister, Jody Lynn; his paternal grandparents, Manford and Marie Colvin, East Point and maternal grandparents, Obrie and Linnie Montgomery, Davis Branch. Graveside services were held in Highland Memorial Park with Rev. Dick VanHoose officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

   
CONLEY, Wendell
1923-1980
Wendell Wallace Conley, 56, died Monday, May 12, in V A Hospital, Tampa, FL, after an extended illness. Born July 29, 1923, in Johnson County, he was the son of Max Conley and the late Virgie Welch Conley. He was a resident of Orlando, FL and a salesman. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife; Hermalee Sparks Conley; two sons, Wendell Wallace Conley, II, Davenport, Fl and Phillip Lee Conley, Orlando; four sisters, Mary Elizabeth Cantrell and Lois Beverly, Hager Hill, Grace Maxine Bates, Fairborn, OH and Ester Jayner, Kettering, OH; six brothers, Harry Thomas, Howard Douglas, and Eugene Conley, Orlando, FL, Robert Conley, Atlanta, GA, Phillip and Darwin Conley, New Carlisle, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

   
DUTY, Donald
1950-1980
Donald Ray Duty, 29, died Sunday, May 4, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Duty was born November 25, 1950, in Johnson County, the son of Russell Duty, Sr., and Georgene Duty. He was a resident of Martin and employed as a construction worker for G & G coal and Energy Company, London, KY. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Marlene Hackworth Duty; a son, Donald Duty, at home; two sisters, Judy Ann Ward, Silver Lake, IN and Marie Rowland, Christiansburg, VA, six brothers, Arville, Columbus, Charley, Pierceton, IN, Larry, Tom and Ted, Van Lear, and Jack, Christiansburg, VA. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Paintsville Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial will be in Duty Cemetey, Meally, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herlad, Wednesday, May 7, 1980

   
FERGUSON, Gladys
1932-1980
Gladys Ferguson, 48, died Sunday, May 18, in her Van Lear home. She was born May 12, 1932, in Johnson County, the daughter of Leslie and Faye Mead Soard, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Earl Ferguson; three sons, Earl Leslie, Winchester, Howard Michael and Gregory Steve, Van Lear; two daughters, Tina Sue Webb, Wittensville and Sherry Faye Ferguson, Van Lear; three brothers, Charles Soard, Oceola, FL, Ernest (Curley) Soard, van Lear and Douglas Soard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two sisters, Ethel Miller, FL, and Dorothy, Charleston, IN and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curt Tussey officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Thelma, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

   
GULLETT, Leck
1900-1980
Leck Gullett, 79, died Saturday, May 17, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Oh after an extended illness. Born May 29, 1900 in Johnson County, he was the son of James B. and Mary Blanton Gullett, and was a resident of Volga. He was a retired U.S. mail carrier and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Jennie Blair Gullett; four sons, Don of Clarksville, TN, James W. of New Carlisle, OH, Paul of Hager Hill, and Wendell of Volga; two daughters, Christine Blanton of Oil Springs, and Reida Hope Robinson of Springfield, OH; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Services held Tuesday, May 20,  in Low Gap United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Elders J.T. Bailey, James H. Blair and Lonza Reed officiating.  Burial was in Blanton Branch Cemetery, Manila with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

   
GULLETT, Mary (Washington)
1920-1980
Mary E. Gullett, 59, died Wednesday, May 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born September 27, 1920, in McDowell Co., WV, she was the daughter of George and Sylvia Charles Washington and a resident of Meally. Surviving are two daughters, Bobbie Jean Olsin and Blanch Mitch, Meally; a sister, Virgie Francis, Dennellon, FL, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Carl Baldridge officiating. Burial was in Fitch Cemetery, Meally, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

  
JACKSON, Carl
1922-1980
Carl Jackson, 58, died Friday, May 23 in Paintsville Hospital. A resident of Oil Springs, he was born Mar 10, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Cora Jackson Jackson. He was an employee of Austin Powder Company and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruie Blair Jackson; two sons, Neal and Gary Jackson, Oil Springs; a brother, Branch Jackson of Oil Springs and three sisters, Alta Adams, New Carlisle, OH, Malta Powers, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Ora May Kiser, South Charleston, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Michael Caldwell and Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

   
KEEN, James
1906-1980
James Carl Keen, 73, died Thursday, May 8, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born August 27, 1906, in Virginia, he was the son of Dave and Mary Baker Keen, and a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Edna Smith Keen; four sons, Darrell Keen, Hager Hill, Jackie Keen, Van Lear, Harold Keen, Nippa, and Paul Keen, Hillsboro, OH; two daughters, Harlene Preston, and Bonnie Slone; Van Lear; a brother, Jimmy Keen, Van Lear; one sister, Nora Collins, Auxier; 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 11, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
KENNARD, Oscar
1909-1980
Oscar Kennard, 71, died Thursday, May 29, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Kennard was born September 26, 1909 in Johnson County, a son of Johnny and Maude Adams Kennard. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of C & O Railroad and a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are his mother, Maude Kennard; his wife, Oma Jayne Kennard; five sons, Don Kennard, Miamisburg, OH, Dee, James and Doug Kennard, Franklin, OH, and Harry Kennard, Red Bush; a daughter, Neva Murray, Paintsville, two brothers, J. B. Kennard, Vandalia, OH, and Vonnie Kennard, Dayton, OH; two sisters, Malta Titlow, Dayton, OH and Dolly Rife, Mason, OH; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Roy Flannery and Crockett Howard officiated at services Sunday, June 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1980

  
MAY, Sola (Conley)
1900-1980
Sola Conley May, 80, died Monday, May 5, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born February 23, 1900, in Johnson County, the daughter of Hargis and Julie Rice Conley, a resident of Riceville and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Ethel May Rice of Falcon and Eva Caudill of Carey, OH; 3 brothers, Elbert and Verner Conley of Riceville, and Lawrence Conley of Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 8, at Long Fork United Baptist Church with Elders James Harrison Blair and Press Hughes officiating.  Burial was in Perkins Cemetery at Riceville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
MUSIC, James
1886-1980
James A. Music, 94, died Thursday May 1, in Holzer Medical Clinic, Gallipolis, OH, after an extended illness. Born December 4, 1886, in Johnson County, he was the son of Milt and Nancy Music, and a resident of Thelma. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Mullins Music, eight sons, Dee Mart of Garrett, Alfred of Martin, Dallas, Robert and James of Thelma, Tinsey, New Orleans, LA, Donald and Melvin, Pikeville; six daughters, Brenda Grim and Pauline Terry, Barnetts Creek, Gertrude Music and Linda Music, Nippa, Nancy Williamson, Ewentington, OH, and Elizabeth Howe, Pikeville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arthur Harmon officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
PACK, Ruth F. (Whitaker)
1914-1980
Ruth F. Pack, 66, Groveport, OH, died May 24, She was born January 18, 1914, in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Nora Fitzpatrick Whitaker. She was a member of the Baptist Church at West Van Lear. Survivors include her husband, Hurst W. Pack; 3 daughters, Juana Sue Gillispie of Fairborn, OH, Jody Shepherd of Columbus, OH and Rebecca Sue Lette of AZ; 5 sons, Franklin S. Hager of Louisiana, Hurst Pack, Jr of Circleville, OH, Phillip E. Pack of Stambaugh, Martin C. Pack of Columbus, OH, Danny B. Pack at home and David H. Pack of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Paul Whitaker of Sciotoville, OH and Vernon Whitaker of Kentucky. Funeral services were held May 28 in the First Baptist Church, Groveport, OH with Rev. James P. Thomas officiating. Burial was in Lithopolis Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1980

   
PENNINGTON, Danny
1979-1980
Danny Lee Pennington, eight month old son of Gary and Billie Music Pennington, Van Lear, died Friday, May 16, in U. K. Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born August 20, 1979, in Johnson County. Surviving are his maternal grandmother, Effie Music, Paintsville, paternal grandparents, Bailey and Irene Pennington, Van Lear and paternal great grandmother, Darcus Honeycutt. Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Bowens Cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

   
PENNINGTON, Sharren (Taylor)
1958-1980
Sharren Taylor Pennington, 22, died Monday, May 5, in U.K. Medical Center. Born Feb 25, 1958 in Charleston, SC, she was a resident of Nippa, an operating room technician at Highland Regional Medical Center, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents, Donald and Sara Fay Taylor; two daughters, Crystal Michelle and Sharren Dawn Nicole, at home; two brothers, Donald Taylor, Jr., and Jerry Taylor, Nippa; and a sister, Debbie Smith, Nippa. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 8, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

   
PHELPS, Sam
1902-1980
Van Lear resident, Sam Phelps, 78, died Friday May 23 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Born March 20, 1902 in Johnson County, he was the son of Tom and Trina Webb Phelps.  He was a retired miner and member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Brickley Phelps; three sons, Ernest of Ypsilanti, MI, Sam Jr. of Lakeland, FL, and Robert of Saline, MI; two step sons, Paul Brickley of Richmond and Jerry Brickley of Ft. Pierce, GA, two daughters, Elizabeth Walters of Ypsilanti, MI and Cleo Cantrell of Hager Hill; two step daughters, Betty Ward of Van Lear and Eva Wilson of Wabash, IN; two sisters, Annie Hall of Bowling Green and Frankie Short of Van Lear; three brothers, Kent and Bruce Phelps of Van Lear and John Phelps of Paintsville. Funeral services held Monday, May 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship and Curt Tussey officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

  
PICKLESIMER, Ethel (Conley)
1890-1980
Ethel Conley Picklesimer, 90, died Friday, May 16, at her Volga residence after an extended illness.  Mrs. Picklesimer was born March 27, 1890 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Mary Woods Conley. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Picklesimer, Sr in 1959.  Surviving are 7 sons, Walter of Orange City, FL, Estil and Hansel of Ft. Pierce, FL, Francis of Flat Gap, Hubert of Baltimore, MD, Everett of Carey, OH, and Homer of Volga; three daughters, Juanita Bell of Wheeling, WV, Ann Monroe of Ft. Pierce, FL and Betty Garey of Baltimore, MD; three brothers, Ralph and Everett Conley of Staffordsville and W.E. Conley of Allegan, MI; two sisters, Ivel Daniel of Cambridge, OH and Lillie Dixon; 24 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Monday, May 19 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Picklesimer Cemetery at Volga . Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

  
REED, Hiram
1911-1980
Hiram Reed, 69, died Sunday, May 25, in River View Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness.  Mr. Reed was born May 5, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of George and Sarah Daniel Reed. He was a resident of Hippo, a retired miner and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Allie Reed, preceded him in death in 1955.  Surviving are two sons, William Reed of Wabash, IN and Ora Reed of Boons Camp; three daughters, Lucy Reed of Lexington, Kathy Reed of Woodburn, and Laura Goble of Hipp; three brothers and two sisters, Fred, Thomas, Lucy and Malta Reed all of Boons Camp and David Reed of Staffordsville; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, May 27 in Freewill Baptist Church, Boons Camp with Revs. James H. Price and Robert Baker officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

  
REFFETT, Kitty (Salyer)
1915-1980
Kitty Reffett, 65, died Tuesday, May 13, at her Hager Hill residence. The daughter of Buell and Paula Cooper Salyer, she was born May 10, 1915, in Magoffin County. Surviving are her husband, Zack Reffett; two sons, Donald Reffett and Paul Reffett, Van Lear; four daughters, Mrs. Jack Palmer, Van Lear, Mrs. Buell Spradlin, Denver, Mrs. Joyce Powers, boons Camp, and Linda Reffett, Hager Hill, a sister, Rosa Mae Tackett, Beaver, OH and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 15, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1980

   
ROWLAND, Nora (Webb)
1909-1980
Nora Mae Rowland, 71, died Sunday, May 18, in Green Memorial Hospital, Fairborn, OH. Mrs. Rowland was born February 5, 1909, at Lancer, the daughter of Andrew J. and Minta Bartola Webb. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Rowland, in 1969. Surviving are three sons, Harry B. and Ralph, Fairborn, OH and Harold, Beaver Creek, OH; three daughters, Jean Smith and Goldie Phelps, Fayetteville, Ark. And Bartola Conley, Fairborn; a brother, Andrew Webb, Paintsville; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, in Smith Creek Church, Morgan County with Elijah Smith and Rudolph Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Rowland Family cemetery, Dingus, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

   
SALYER, J. Cecil
1980
J. Cecil Salyer, 65, fort Lauderdale, FL, died Sunday, May 11, after a brief illness He was a native of Johnson County, and the son of the late Addison and Cora Rice Salyer. For the past 20 years he has been a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and an employee of the school system there. He is survived by 2 sons, Jay Salyer, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale and Thomas Woodford Salyer of New Orleans, LA; a grandson, Matthew Salyer; 3 brothers, Ray Salyer of Hager Hill, Grady Salyer of Ypsilanti, MI, and Billy B. Salyer of Rising Sun, IN; 3 sisters, Ruth Salyer and Pauline Blair of Barnetts Creek and Bethel Lowe of Ashland. His wife, Carolyn Elam Salyer preceded him in death January 6, 1974. Funeral services were conducted May 16 at the Guyn-Kurta, Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home in Nicholasville with burial in the Wilmore Cemetery by the side of his wife, who was formerly from Wilmore. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

   
STAFFORD, John
1917-1980
John H. Stafford, 62, died Friday, May 9, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, after an extended illness. Born Dec 7, 1917 at Boons Camp, he was the son of John and Gypsy Penix Stafford. He was a county official and farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, William L. Stafford and a daughter, Mary Joe Stafford, Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Dickie and Gary Stafford, Martin County; two sisters, Rosie Bowen, Martin County and Hattie Banks, Whitesburg; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, in his Boons Camp residence with burial in the Stafford Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
STAMBAUGH, Heber
1911-1980
Heber Stambaugh, 68, died Sunday, May 4, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stambaugh was born August 28, 1911, in Johnson County, the son of Norris and Malta Caudill Stambaugh. He was a resident of Wittensville, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Chandlersville Masonic Lodge 858.  Surviving are his wife, Sophia Daniels Stambaugh; 4 sons, Harold of Logan, OH, Cordell of Donaldsville, OH, Alvis Lee of Paramount, Ca, and Herschell of Hager Hill; a daughter, Elwanda Patrick of Wittensville; 3 sisters, Esta Brown of Paintsville, Unis Hinkle of Richardson, KY, and Gladys Hughes of Florida; a half sister, Velma Blanton, 16 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. C. C. Hall, M. T. Womack, J. K. Caudill, and G. E. Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

  
STAPLETON, Connie
1950-1980
Connie Paul Stapleton, 29, died Saturday, May 31, at his Oil Springs home. Born December 30, 1950, in Magoffin County, he was the son of Charles and Amanda Cantrell Stapleton. He was employed as a truck driver for MJM Stone Company. Surviving are his wife, Garnetta Meade Stapleton; a son, Paul Dewage Stapleton, and a daughter Alice Marie Stapleton; three brothers and sisters, Wendell Stapleton, Florida, Shirley Stapleton, Ohio and Jayce Stapleton, Greenup. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 4, in Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Fred Garrett and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery, Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1980

   
STURGILL, Elder Nim
1908-1980
Elder Nim Sturgill, 71, died Monday, May 26, in Paintsville Hospital. He was born July 8, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of Nim and Elizabeth Mollette Sturgill. He was a resident of Boons Camp, retired from Sturgill Furniture and a member of the Hurricane United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Opal Meek Sturgill, three sons, Bob Sturgill, Tutor Key, Larry Sturgill, West Van Lear, and Nim Sturgill, Jr., Paintsville, a daughter Betty Wallen, Columbus, OH, a brother, Frank Sturgill, Louisa; three sisters, Beulah Mills and Stella Mills, Tomahawk, and Maudie Kennedy, Emmitt, WV. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, in Hurricane United Baptist church with Richard Mollette, Hobert Pack and Walter Wells officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery, Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

   
VANHOOSE, Clarence
1906-1980
Clarence Raymond VanHoose, 73, died Wednesday, May 7, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. A resident of Paintsville, Mr. VanHoose was born July 8, 1906 in Johnson County, the son of Davidson and Lillian G. Minix VanHoose. He was a retired painter, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U. S. Army. His wife, Gertrude Hall VanHoose preceded him in death in 1937. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lucas, Wittier, CA; two brothers, Chester E. VanHoose of Cincinnati, OH and Gordon R. VanHoose of Paintsville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville with Revs.  Douglas Murphy and John F. Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

   
WELLS, Willia (Hyden)
1905-1980
Willia Wells, 74, died Wednesday, May 7, in Lima Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wells was born Sep 20, 1905 in Paintsville, the daughter of William and Margaret Hopson Hyden. She married George A. Wells in 1925 and he died Aug 17, 1961. She was a member of Ada Senior Citizens and the Ada Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Arlie E. of New Carlisle, OH, and Gary F. of Ada, OH; six daughters, Mrs. James (June) Trimble, Marion, OH, Mrs. Virgil (Helen) Pack, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Neil (Thelma) McCullough, LaRue, Mrs. Ernest (Sue) Hopson, Jr., Mrs. James (Julie) Napier and Mrs. Harold (Sharon) Music, all of Ada; 19 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Hyden of Wabash, IN and Jim Hyden of Van Lear; and a sister, Mrs. Tommy (Thelma) Wells, Van Lear. She was preceded in death by a brother Estill and a great grandson, Joshua Powell. Funeral services were held Saturday May 10 in the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada with Rev. Michael Dixon officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1980

   
WHEELER, Berta Mae (McKenzie)
1904-1980
Berta Mae Wheeler, 75, died Sunday, May 25, in Cresthaven Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, September 21, 1904, the daughter of Jethro and Victoria Cantrell McKenzie. She was a resident of River and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Chauncy Wheeler, a step son, Burch Wheeler, Croton, OH, a daughter Ima Jean  Castle of Sitka, a brother ,William McKenzie, River; two sisters, Elizabeth McKenzie, River, and  Mary Seagraves, Flat Gap, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Euall McKenzie and Tommy Bailey officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1980

    
WILCOX, Jesse
1894-1980
Jesse Wilcox, 86, died Monday, May 26, in Salem, IN after an extended illness. Born April 24, 1894, in Johnson County, he was the son of Henry and Helen Witten Wilcox. He was a resident of Wittensville, a retired coal miner, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Dixon Wilcox, Nov. 9, 1975. Surviving are 4 sons, Roy Wilcox of Blairsville, PA, Ernest Wilcox of Loveland, OH, Edgel M. Wilcox of Mt. Gilard, OH and Ronnie Wilcox of Salem, IN; 2 daughters, Evelyn Womack of Hamilton, OH and Margarett Hill of Salem, IN; a brother, Everett Wilcox of Wittensville, and a sister, Helen Wilcox of Baltimore, MD; 28 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, in Rush Fork United Methodist Church, Wittensville, with Revs. Richard Held and M. T. Womack, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Dixon cemetery at Wittensville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1980


 
JUNE - 1980

   
  
  
  
BALDRIDGE, Anna (Daniels)
1891-1980
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 23, for Anna Baldridge, 89, who died Friday, June 20, in Delaware, OH. Born Jan 17, 1891 at Whitehouse, she was the daughter of George and Nancy Daniels. Her husband, Thomas Baldridge, preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving are two sons, Ulysses Baldridge, Delaware, OH and George Baldridge, Whitehouse; three daughters, Pearl Gorman, Delaware, Gracie Pruitt and Virginia Rowland, both of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Myrtle Butcher of Columbus, OH and Virgie Blevins of Whitehouse; 37 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Walter Dutton officiated at services in Hammond Freewill Baptist church with burial following in Baldridge Cemetery, Hammond. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1980

   
BLAIR, Martin
1907-1980
Martin Eldon Blair, 73, died Monday, June 23, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Blair was born May 1, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Ann Picklesimer Blair. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired painter and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Florence Ellen Trimble Blair, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Charles Martin Blair of New Marshfield, OH; 5 daughters, Agnes Ann Sapp of The Plains, OH, Barbara Bower of Athens, OH, Golda Hunter of Chauncey, OH, Mabel Ratliff of Paintsville and Garnett Lee Hensley of Ashland; a brother Buell Blair of Prestonsburg; a sister Delphia Harmon; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in New Marshfield Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

   
BLEVINS, Margaret (Curry)
1908-1980
Margaret Blevins, 71, died Thursday, June 26, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home, Ashland.  Born December 7, 1908 in Michigan, she was the daughter of Ernest and Rose Yeo Curry, and was a retired nurse. Her husband, Shoppel Blevins, preceded her in death April 17, 1979. Surviving are  a son, Casper Louis Sears, Jr., Bellville, Mi; and three daughters, Kathleen Cook, Bellville, Geraldine Blevins, Ashland, and Lynn Sublett, Daytona Beach, Fl. Funeral services held Saturday, June 28, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pete Miller officiating. Burial was in Church Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

  
BROWN, Arthur H.
1920-1980
Arthur H. Brown, 59, died Sunday, June 8, in Cumberland, KY. Mr. Brown was born September 6, 1920, the son of Wallace and Angie Hill Brown. He was a resident of Prestonsburg, employed as a landscaper, a member of VFW, DAR and Elks, and was a sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War II. Surviving are a daughter, Lana Wicker, Prestonsburg, and a sister, Effie Coldiron, Lynchburg, OH. funeral services will be held Thursday, June 12, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brown Cemetery at Relief. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

      
BROWN, Betty (Wells)
1924-1980
Betty Brown, 53, died Sunday, June 8 in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mrs. Brown was born September 20, 1924 in Johnson County the daughter of the late Ben Wells and Anna Richmond Wells. She was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Ivan Brown; a son, James Brown, Van Lear; three daughters, Janet Clifton, Wabash, IN, Ann Meade, Paintsville, and Carol Ray of River Ridge, MI; two brothers, Alex and Nevard Wells, Van Lear; six sisters, Geneva Bolita, Cleveland, OH, Jeanetta Wells, East Point, Polly Collins, Minnie Wells, and Emma Adkins, Van Lear, and Mary Walton of Ashland and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

   
BRUGH, Raymond
1916-1980
Raymond Brugh, 63, died Friday, June 27, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Brugh was born December 14, 1916, in Floyd County, the son of Frank and Maudie Bentley Brugh. He was a resident of Paintsville and was self employed. Surviving are his wife, Jewell Estep Brugh, who he married November 9, 1941, three daughters, Phyllis Brugh Horn, Lexington, Kay Brugh Adkins and Regina Raye Brugh Blair, Paintsville; four brothers, Walter, Hager Hill, Lacy, Urbana, OH, Robert and William, Cable, OH; six sisters, Lucy Smith, Springfield, OH and Betty Smith, Urbana, OH; Mary Hubbard Bellefontaine, OH, Delma Bell, Ohio, Barbara Marquis and Patsy Hoffer, Degraffe, OH; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley, Bill Meadows and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1980

   
CASTLE, Don
1913-1980
Don Castle, 67, died Thursday, June 12. Mr. Castle was born June 9, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Jake and Serena Sadler Castle. He was a resident of Nippa and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are four brothers, James and Jake Castle of Springfield, OH, Bill Castle of Plattsburg, OH and Linzie Castle of Nippa. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1980

    
CASTLE, Frank
1908-1980
Paintsville resident Frank Castle, 72, died Friday, June 20 at his residence after a brief illness. Born Jan 27, 1908 in Johnson County, he was the son of James and Katherine Fairchild Castle, and was employed as a painter. Surviving are his wife, Reva Hazlett Castle; a daughter Ruby Jewell Patton, Ypsilanti, MI; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1980

    
COLVIN, Leah  (Blevins)
1910-1980
Mrs. Leah Colvin, 69, died Monday, June 9, in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. The daughter of the late Elisha and Elizabeth Craft Blevins, she was born November 20, 1910 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Staffordsville, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Claude Colvin, preceded her in death April 28, 1970. Surviving are a step-son James T. Colvin, Paintsville; a daughter Deborah Conley, Staffordsville, two step daughters, Janet Sue Jones, Dayton, OH and Betty Daniel, Thealka; two brothers, Judge Wayne Blevins, Paintsville and Elisha Blevins, Jr. Staffordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Beechie McKenzie and Mrs. Shirley King, Staffordsville. Funeral services held Thursday, June 12, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Tobe Wheeler, James Crider, Bruce Daniel and James Burkett, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

    
FRALEY, Margie (Trimble)
1924-1980
Margie Trimble Fraley, 55, died Friday, June 27, in Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Fraley was born in Johnson County, November 17, 1924, the daughter of Patrick and Julie Trimble. Surviving are her husband, Homer Fraley, a son, Darwin Lee Pelphrey, a daughter, Teresa Keinzer, two brothers, and a sister, John Trimble, Claude Trimble and Mabel Wright, and one grandchild, all of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial wa sin Ratliff Cemetery, Barnetts Creek, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

    
GEORGE, John
1980
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 11 for East Point resident John George, 76. Mr. George was born in Floyd County, the son of Elic and Julia Bolden George. He was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Esta Osborn George and a son, James Robert George, of MI. Joe Hill will officiate at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in George Branch Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

   
GREEN, Douglas
1928-1980
Douglas M. Green, 52, died Wednesday, June 18, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. Mr. Green was born April 21, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of the late Minuard Green and Clark Barker Green. He was a resident of Shelbyville, IN. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Carolyn Peisker Green; 4 sons, Rick Green of Norristown, IN, Keith Green of Shelbyville, Gary and David Green of Battle Creek, MI; 2 daughters, Karyl Green of Battle Creek, and Judy Green; a step-daughter Brenda Price; 3 brothers, Oakley Green of McCombs, KY, Chester Green of Lowmansville and Arthur Green of Amherst, OH; 6 sisters, Nola Afentakis of Pierce, AZ, Ola Kustrounis of Ambridge, PA, Mary Reese of Salem, NJ, Dollie Schmidt of Morton, IL, Clara Woods, of Indianapolis, IN, and Nora Blair of Barnetts Creek; 5 grandchildren.  Services held in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Jarrett Cordell officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1980

   
HALL, Jake
1893-1980
Jake Hall, 87, died Tuesday, June 3, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mr. Hall was born March 25, 1893, in Pike County, the son of John Henry and Rebecca Ford Hall. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired carpenter, and a minister in the Old Regular Baptist church. His wife, Margaret Hall, preceded him in death in 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Maurine Ferguson, Phoenix, AZ and Nadine Massengame, Chattanooga, TN; a niece, Mrs. Wilma Meadows, several other nieces and nephew; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Fridya, June 6, in Little Ida Regular Baptist church, Ecourse, MI. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Ecourse, with Preston funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

   
HANEY, Infant Heath
1980-1980
Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, June 15, for Heath Garrett Haney, infant son of Michael and Mary Beth (Perry) Haney, Born June 5 at Highlands Regional Medical center the infant succumbed Jun 14 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Allan and Peggy Perry. Paternal grandmother is Norma Jean Haney. John Frank Ratliff officiated at services at Highland Memorial Park. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1980

    
HOWARD, Infant Rush
1980-1980
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rush Howard, infant son of Garland and Martha Bailey Howard. He was born June 24, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Surviving are three brothers and sisters, Garland Howard, Jr., Oda Howard and Ronald Lynn Howard, all of Warfield. Clinton Howard, officiated at services with burial in Bailey Cemetery at Lovely. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

   
JONES, Rea
1906-1980
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rea D. Jones, 73. Mr. Jones died Thursday, May 29, in Paintsville Hospital. He was born Sep 27, 1906 in Johnson County, the son of Francis and Victoria Lemaster Jones, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Venus Bayes Jones, two sons, Walter Paul Jones, Cleveland, OH and George Jones, Portland, OR; four daughters, Joann Heinrich, Paintsville, Betty Heuser, Sitka, Elizabeth Stafford, Vandalia, OH and Margie Mounts, Bradford, OH; 23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. John Martin Wheeler officiated at services with burial following in Andrew Rose Cemetery, Sitka, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1980

   
KELLY, Howard (Rick)
1949-1980
Howard (Rick) Kelly, 31, died Monday, June 23, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Kelly was born in Johnson County, February 2, 1949. He was a resident of Martha and an employee of American Standard. Surviving are his father, Victor Kelly, of Martha; ;his mother, Gladys Pelphrey Kelly of Beaver Dam, KY; his wife, Myra Lynn Honeycutt Kelly; a daughter, Misty Amber Kelly, at home; three brothers, James Paul Kelly, Olive Hill, Michael Lynn Kelly, Martha and Timothy Ray Kelly, Chicago, IL; and his step mother, Esta Kelly of Martha. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26, in First Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville with Lowell Webb, Ellis Hamilton and Donny Sturgill officiating. Burial was in Kelly Cemetery, Martha, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

    
MCKENZIE, Ray
1907-1980
Ray McKenzie, 73, died Friday, June 6, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mr. McKenzie was born January 22, 1907, the son of M.O. and Clista Green McKenzie. He was a resident of Ashland, a retired employee of Ashland Oil, and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Lyon McKenzie; two sons, Darin McKenzie of Ashland and Jack McKenzie of Plains, TX; two daughters, Clista Pelfrey of Keaton, and Emma Joy Kazee of Ashland, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Graveside services held Sunday, June 8, in McKenzie Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Lafe Skaggs officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

   
MULLINS, Bobby
1961-1980
Robert “bobby” Mullins, 18, died Wednesday, June 4, as the result of an automobile accident. Born November 15, 1961, in Paintsville, he was a 1980 graduate of Paintsville High School. Bobby was scheduled to play in the East-West Allstar football game in Louisville on June 13 and had been awarded an athletic scholarship in football at University of Kentucky. Surviving are his parents, B. E. and Maggie Hill Mullins; a brother Richard Mullins, Paintsville, two sisters, Mrs. Susan Johnson, Tulsa, OK and Vanessa Mullins, Lexington. Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, in Paintsville High School gymnasium with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

    
PORTER, Paul
1904-1980
Paintsville resident Paul Porter, 76, died Thursday, May 29 at his home. Mr. Porter was born February 23, 1904 in Martin County the son of Benjamin and Frances Porter. He was a retired employee of Kentucky West Virginia Gas Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Zona Miller Porter; a son, Robert (Bob) Porter of Paintsville; a daughter, Frances Hensen of Louisville; a half sister, Virgie Robinson of Inez; and four grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, May 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1980

   
PRESTON, William Jr.
1909-1980
William Randall (Johnny) Preston, Jr., 71, died Wednesday, June 11, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, KY. He was born April 26, 1909, in Paintsville, the son of the late William R. and Della McKenzie Preston. He was a resident of Irvine for the past 23 years and attended Irvine United Methodist Church.  He began work at the North East Coal Co. at Thealka in the repair shops and was interested in this type of work.  His ability and interest in his work brought attention to officials of the South East Coal Co and he moved to Seco in Letcher Co. After several years in Seco, he moved to Irvine and contributed greatly to the building of the South East Coal Company coal preparation plant there.  He then went into business for himself in the Preston Supply Company and remained there until his death.  Surviving are his wife Lillian Daniel Preston who he married June 29, 1929 in Greenup; 3 sons, William Cecil of Oak Hill, W.VA., James Lee of Lexington and Robert Neville of Irvine; 2 brothers, Cecil Martin Preston of Kingston, TN., and Leon H. Preston, Paintsville; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 13, in Lewis Funeral Home, Irvine, with Revs. Al Buckla and Phil Allen officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Irvine, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1980

    
PUCKETT, Sola (Boyd)
1903-1980
Mrs. Sola Puckett, 76, died Thursday, June 5, at her Thealka home. Mrs. Puckett was born in Johnson County, September 30, 1903, the daughter of Manderville and Betsy Ann Estep Boyd. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Lacy Puckett in 1927.  Surviving are a son, Lacy E. "Buddy" Puckett of Pikeville; a daughter, Mrs. Emogene Burton of Thealka; two brothers, John Henry Ramey and Walter Ramey of East Point; three sisters, Florence Webb and Adeline Lilly of East Point and Pearl Sams of Wilmington, OH; four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, June 8, in Freewill Baptist Church, Thealka, with Revs. Don Fraley, Bill Meadows and A.B .Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1980

   
REDD, Myra (Roberts)
1980
Myra Roberts Redd, daughter of the late B. F. and Effie Swartz Roberts, died in Cincinnati, OH, June 19, after a two year illness with cancer. She is survived by a sister, Anna Toney, Lexington, a nephew, W. R. Irvin, Louisville, a niece, Suzanne Conley, Washington Court House, OH; 2 great nephews, 2 great nieces and her step mother, Mrs. B. F. Roberts, Mt. Sterling. Myra was secretary to the president of the University of Cincinnati before retiring in 1977. She, like her sister, Neola Irvin, willed her body to the medical center at the university. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1980

    
SPEARS, John F.
1940-1980
John F. Spears, 39, died Thursday, June 26, in Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH after an extended illness. Born December 24, 1940, in Logan, WV, he was a resident of Tutor Key. Surviving are his parents, Edward and Elizabeth Vizzi Spears; a son, Johnnye Spears, Mann, WV; two daughters, Malinda Spears, Mann, WV, and Jill Spears, Tutor Key; and a brother, Joseph Spears, Portsmouth, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, in Honaker Funeral Home, Logan, WV, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

   
SPRADLIN, Chalmer
1894-1980
Chalmer Spradlin, 86, died Saturday, June 28, at his West Van Lear residence. Mr. Spradlin was born April 11, 1894, in Johnson County, the son of Hamilton and Martha Lemaster Spradlin. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a retired miner and member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Zora Johnson Spradlin, 3 sons, Kennis Spradlin, of West Van Lear, Kermit Spradlin, Paintsville, and Quentin Spradlin, Hager  Hill; 4 daughters, Aralie Whittaker, West Van Lear, Janet Fyffe, Colorado Springs, Co., Ruth Ward, Tucson, AZ., and Wilma Jean Butcher, Springfield, OH; and 32 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Florida Lyons and Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

     
STANAFORD, Caroline (Mollette)
1891-1980
Caroline Stanaford, 88, died Saturday, June 21, in Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Stanaford was born Dec 6, 1891, in Johnson County, the daughter of W. T. and Mary Spriggs Mollette. Surviving are her husband, Enoch Stanaford; six sons, Carl, Russell, Enoch, Jr., Eddie and Oval D. all of Dayton, and Virgil, of Boons Camp; two daughters, Mabel Paulis and Opal Music, of Dayton; four brothers, Ali, Ed, W. T. and Sam Mollette, all of Boons Camp; two sisters, Mandy Stanaford of Paintsville and Clara Prater, of OH; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Mollette Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

VANHOOSE, Joe Sr.
11902-1980
Joe VanHoose, Sr., died Tuesday, June 3, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Born March 27, 1902, in Johnson County, he was the son of Josephus and Julia Johnson VanHoose. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Flossie Wilcox VanHoose; four sons, Joe, Jr., Willard and Leroy VanHoose, Paintsville, and Phillip VanHoose, Boons Camp; five daughters, Marie Case, Lucille Gullett, and Robert Stanley, Paintsville, Judy Spears, Columbus, OH, and Ruby Daughtery, Sidney, KY; a half sister, Brida Castle, McDowell; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, in First Freewill Baptist church with Revs. John Frank Ratliff and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Clark-Castle Cemetery, Nippa with Jones-Preston F

    
WALLEN, Leslie
1925-1980
Leslie Wallen, 55, died Monday, June 30, at his River home. Mr. Wallen was born January 12, 1925, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Isom Wallen and Gracie VanHoose Wallen of Springfield, OH. He was an employee of the Ohio Steel Foundry and a member of the Springfield Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are four sons, Jimmy, Indiana, Leslie, Jr., Sterling, VA, Edward, Detroit, MI, and Charles, Paintsville; three daughters, Sharon Blair, Thelma, Sue Nichols, Columbus, OH, and Sandra Blair, West Van Lear; two brothers, Earl and Phillip Wallen, and seven sisters, Iretta Justice, Louella Osborne, Lydia Meek, Josephine Booth, Deloris Hurt, Ernestine Aldridge and Doris Calvert, all of Springfield. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, in Preston Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Paul Calvert officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1980

     
WARD, Greenville
1907-1980
Greenville Ward, 72, died Thursday, June 26 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Ward was born Sep 17, 1907 in Johnson Co., the son of John M. and Mary Sammons Ward. He was a resident of Williamsport, a retired employee of the KY State Highway Dept, and a member of the Meally Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Edna Perkey Ward; a son, Ronald Gene Ward, Williamsport; a step son Phillip Roger Sammons, Danville; three daughters, Betty Price, Leesburg, IN, Wanda Lee Poe, Indianapolis, IN and Mary Francis Adams, Williamsport; a brother, Gene Ward, Boons Camp, three sisters, Hanna J. Trimble, Hager Hill, Angie and Ruth Ward, Paintsville, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott and Orville Short officiating. Burial was in the family Boons Camp with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

  
WARD, Lou Ellen (Reed)
1904-1980
Lou Ellen Ward, 75, died Sunday, June 29, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Ward was born May 30, 1904, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Wilse and Florence Haney Reed, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Her husband, Bennie Ward, preceded her in death Nov 23, 1976. Surviving are a son, Cecil Prater, Jr., Geneva, NY; four daughters, Marie Kestner, West Van Lear, Cathy Adams and Betty Gartin, Paintsville and Ann Tackett, Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Bonnie Hensley, Paintsville; and a half brother, Frank Irvin. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle, John Frank Ratliff and Don Fraley officiating. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery, Tutor Key with Jones-Preston funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1980

   
WEBB, Amanda
1979-1980
Amanda Webb, seven month old daughter of Hansel and Debbie Ramey Webb, died Saturday, June 21, in Prestonsburg. She was born November 20, 1979 in Floyd County. Also surviving are her grandparents, Andrew and Erma Honeycutt Webb and Bill and Ethel Prater Ramey all of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Senters officiating, with burial in the family cemetery, at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1980

   
WELCH, Infant Joseph
1980-1980
Jospeh Welch, infant son of Oliver and Margie Tackett Welch, of Hammond, died Wednesday, June 11, in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are a half sister, Shonda Tackett, Hammond, maternal grandparents, Andy and Ida Tackett, Hammond, and Paternal grandparents, Ralph and Linchy Welch, Whitehouse. Graveside services were held Friday, June 13, in Tackett Cemetery, Hammond, with Bob Blanton officiating. Jones-Preston funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1980

   
WITTEN, Carmel
1914-1980
Carmel Witten, 65, died Tuesday, June 10, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Bron December 2, 1914, in Johnson County, he was the son of Tom and Ruby Salyer Witten. Mr. Witten was a resident of Wittensville and self-employed as a carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Combs Witten, his father Tom Witten, a son, Larry Gordon Witten, U. S. Army, Germany, two daughters, Wanda O’Bryan, Paris, KY and Janice Conley, Flatwoods, two brothers, Tom Witten, Jr., Sitka, and Frank Howard Witten, Lima, OH; a sister, Rusha Nichols, Sitka, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 13, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship and W. T. Womack, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery, Wittensville, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1980


 
JULY - 1980


    
   
BALDWIN, Verda
1913-1980
Services were held Wednesday, July 9 for Miss Verda Baldwin, 67, a former Johnson Countian who died Sunday, July 6, in a Columbus, OH hospital. The daughter of Mattie McCarty Baldwin and the late Luther Baldwin of Springfield, OH, Miss Baldwin was born March 13, 1913, in Johnson County. She was a resident of London, OH, at the time of her death. She was a self- employed seamstress and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving brothers and sisters include Luther Baldwin and Mrs. Ora (Thelma) Colvin of Xenia, OH, Mrs. Squire (Marie) Frazier of Springfield, and Mrs. Howard (Geneva) Williams of Winchester. Elder Lonza Reed officiated at services in the Low Gap United Baptist church at Oil Springs. Burial was in the McCarty Cemetery at Manila. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1980

  
BILLINGS, Gene H.
1980
Gene H. Billings, 69, of 912 Clearwood Ave., died at 3:30 p.m. July 28 in Kingsport, TN at Holston Valley Community Hospital following an apparent heart attack. He was born in Norton, VA and had been a resident of Kingsport for the last 33 years. Billings was a special agent of New York Life Insurance Co. for 27 years, a member of the First Broad Street United Methodist Church, the National Association of Life Underwriters, the United Travelers Council 749, Paintsville, KY, Masonic Lodge 381, Paintsville Chapter 131 R.A.M., Kingsport Council 117, Kingsport Elks Lodge 1833, Kingsport Moose Lodge 972 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 3274. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lois D. Billings, Kingsport, one daughter, Mrs. Nora Jean Harding, New Orleans, LA; two stepsons, Larry Dickenson, Columbus, OH and Norris Dickenson, Roanoke, VA; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nell Hord, Johnson City; and one brother Dwithg Billings, Beckley, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

    
BLAIR, Otto
1922-1980
Funeral services for Otto E. Blair, 58, Vanlue, OH, were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at Stoney Ridge United Baptist Church, west of Carey, OH.  Elders Lowell Hackworth, Prater Blair, Doug Ward and Charles Selvage officiated and burial was in the Zion Bloom cemetery near Vanlue, OH. Mr. Blair died at his home Sunday evening, July 6, following a four year heart illness.  He was born April 19, 1922, at Denver, the son of Harlan and Rosa Lee Caudill Blair. He married Emogene Bayes on June 22, 1946 and she died in 1965. He then married Margaret Sausser Beck on August 21, 1971, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Roy (Patsy) Howse, West Milton, OH, Mrs. Judy Coldiron, Carey, OH., and Sharon Blair, at home; 3 sons, Gary of Carey, OH, Jerry and Jeffrey, both of Vanlue, two step sons, Linden Beck of Carey and Bruce Beck of Vanlue; 5 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 3 brothers, Estill Blair, of Carey, Wallace and Uel Blair of Hager Hill' 3 sisters, Mrs. Hershell  (Ethel) Weddington of Leander, Mrs. Willie (Josephine) Hitchcock and Mrs. Henry (Meriam) Hammond of Hager Hill.  Mr. Blair was a retired employee of National Lime and Stone Company, Carey, OH. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army and a member of the Stoney Ridge United Baptist Church at Carey, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

    
BLANTON, George B.
1903-1980
George B. Blanton, 77, died Monday, July 14, in Highland Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. Born July 6, 1903, in Johnson County, he was the son of James P. and Sarah Francis Spradlin Blanton. He was a resident of Oil Springs and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Rushia Jackson Blanton; six sons, Kernie and Donald Ray Blanton, Carey, OH, Carl and Ronald Blanton, Oil Springs, Chalmer Blanton, Campton, and Dorsey Blanton, Portland, OR; five daughters, Kathleen Fairchild, Columbus, OH, Jewell Salyers, Westerville, OH, Buford Burke, Galloway, OH, Garnet Turner, Chicago, IL, and Juanita Rhineheart, San Diego, CA; 30 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James K. Caudill and Michael Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1980

    
BLANTON, Maxine (Daniels)
1925-1980
Maxine Blanton, 54, died Sunday, July 13, in UK Medical Center. Born July 20, 1925, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Albert and Jessie Daniels. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Paintsville Hospital and a member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Alice Castle, Mansfield, OH and Rose Ann Witten, Sitka. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 15, in Preston Funeral Home chapel with Don Fraley and Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1980

   
BURTON, John Mark
1956-1980
Airman First Class John Mark Burton, 24, died Thursday, July 10, at Shaw Air Force Base, Sumpter, SC. He was born January 30, 1956 in Paintsville. Surviving are his parents, Herbert and Maudie Lemaster Burton, Hager Hill, a son, John Riley Burton, age 2, and two brothers, Herbert Allen Burton, Pikeville and Stephen Bryan Burton, Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Monday, July 14, in Southside Freewill Baptist church, Paintsville, with Rev. Edward Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1980

     
CAVINS, Sandra (Blanton)
1949-1980
Sandra Jewell (Judy) Cavins, 31, died Wednesday, July 23, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Cavins was born April 10, 1949, in Wabash, IN and was a resident of Sitka. Surviving are her parents, Hasidor Blanton and Anna Lee Profitt; her husband, Phillip Cavins; two sons, David Price, Van Lear, and Phillip Jude Cavins, Sitka; three daughters, Velvet Lynn Blanton, Columbus, OH, Anna Rose Price, Van Lear, and Gina Rebecca Cavins, Sitka; two brothers, Larry Blanton, Grove Port, OH, and Ricky Profitt, Columbus, OH; two sisters, Janet Setser, Paintsville and Florence Reeves, Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lewis Rickette officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

   
CHAFFINS, Ulysses
1890-1980
Ulysses (Liss) Chafin, 89, died Monday, July 21, at his Barnetts Creek home after an extended illness. Born Sep 10, 1890, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James and Nellie Young Chafin. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the DAV. Surviving are his wife, June Fairchild Chafin; a son, Jimmy Chafin, Barbourville; a daughter Shirley Chafin, Paintsville; two brothers, James Harvey Chafin, Seymoore, IN, and J. Milton Chafin, Louisa. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 24, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Clarence Daniel, Jesse Fairchild, Neil Price, Bill Weisner, and Milton Daniel. Honorary pallbearers were David Care and Kurt Weisner. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

   
CHANDLER, Ina B.
1898-1980
Ina B. Chandler, 81, died Sunday, July 13, in Mt. Carmel East, Columbus, OH, after a lengthy illness. Born December 27, 1898, in Sneedville, TN, she was a member of the Brewers Chapel Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Wiley Chandler; a son, Claude Chandler, Paintsville, a daughter, Jeanette Smith, Reynoldsburg, OH; five brothers, Oscar Bryan, Dellas, Vick and Roy Brewer, Sneedville, TN and Dayton Brewer, Spiceland, IN; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 16, at 2 p.m. in McNeil Funeral Home Chapel in Sneedville with Rev. Carl Green officiating. Burial will be in the Chandler Cemetery, Sneedville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1980

  
CONLEY, Marvin
1928-1980
Marvin Kenneth Conley, 51, died Saturday, July 19 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born November 10, 1928, in Johnson County, he was a resident of Wittensville, a foreman for Temco Coal Corp., and a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his parents, Hobert and Carrie Blanton Conley, Nippa; his wife, Martha Lemaster Conley, a son, Danny Keith Conley, Wittensville, two daughters, Rosetta Lynn Preston, Nippa, and Anita Sue Conley, Wittensville; three sisters, Phyllis Pickle, Winchester, Rebecca Sue Salyer, Jamestown, and Rouie VanHoose, Nippa; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, in Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

   
CONLEY, Melvin
1925-1980
Van Lear resident Melvin Conley, 55, succumbed at his home Saturday, July 5. A self-employed brick mason, Mr. Conley was born in Johnson County August 29, 1925. He was the son of Lula Blanton Conley and the late Boyd Conley of Oil Springs. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Melvin of Van Lear and Delena Keesee of Carlisle, OH, four grandchildren, brothers and sisters, include Clyde Conley and Edna Mae Litteral of Wilmington, OH, Dixie Cornwell of Mt. Sterling, Catherine Hardin of Lexington, and Jean Rice of Ocean City, MD. Rev. Harry Neal Frisby officiated at services Tuesday, July 8, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1980

   
DAVIS, Emma (Clark)
1908-1980
Mrs. Emma Davis, 72, died Tuesday, July 29, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born Feb 8, 1908, in Johnson County, a daughter of Charlie and Vernie Akers Clark. She was a resident of Ulysses. Surviving are her husband, Frank Davis; a son, William Arthur Davis, Flatwoods; two daughters, Margaret Arrowood, Meally, and Bertha Franklin, Thealka; two sisters, Bertha P. Castle, Denver, CO, and Virginia Ruth Colvin, Andrew Air Force Base, MD; 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 1 in Buffalo United Baptist church, Meally, with Elders Jarrett Cordle and Arthur Preece. Funeral services were in Davis Cemetery, Davis Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

    
DELGADO, Pablo
1918-1980
Pablo Delgado, 62, died Tuesday, July 8, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Delgado was born April 22, 1918, in the Philippines, the son of Ynocencio and Agribina Enriquez. He was a resident of Paintsville, retired from the shipping industry and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Amalia Cruz Delgado, who he married June 5, 1940, a son, Danilo Delgado, Philippines; a daughter, Dr. Agripina (Penny) Grino, Paintsville; two brothers and a sister, Rafael and Jose Delgado and Carment Garcia, Philippines; and five grandchildren. Mass was held Saturday, July 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Father William Poole officiating. Graveside services were conducted Sunday in Highland Memorial Park with Rev. Father David Shockey officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1980

  
GAMBILL, Harmon
1905-1980
Harmon Harris Gambill, 74, died Monday, July 28, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. Born December 17, 1905, at River, he was the son of John C. and Elizabeth Harris Gambill. He was a retired farmer and employed by Northeast Coal Company. Surviving are a brother, John C. Gambill, Jr. of River; 4 sisters, Ida Mae Wigglesworth of River, Madge Spears and Ruth Sturgill of Goal Grove, OH and Audrey Roberts of Paintsville.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, in River United Baptist Church with Charles Price, C.J. Sparks and Hershell Brown officiating.  Burial was in Preston-Gambill Cemetery, River, with Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

   
GAMBILL, William
1905-1980
William Henry Gambill, 75, died Thursday, July 31, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Born April 30, 1905, at River, he was the son of James M. and Rosie Daniel Gambill. He was a resident of Ashland, an employee of Graber Painters and was a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys York Gambill, and a brother, Dan Gambill, Thelma. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 2, in Concord United Baptist church with Walter Pelphrey and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Gambill Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

    
LAYNE, Clara (Johnson)
1890-1980
Clara Mays Layne, 89, of Vanceburg, a former resident of Johnson County, succumbed Sunday, July 6, at the Vanceburg Health Care Center. The daughter of Martin and Sarah Johnson, she was born December 6, 1890, in Johnson County. Mrs. Layne was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her first husband, Robert Mays, died in 1953, and her second husband, Henry Layne, died in 1974. Survivors include a son, Harry Lee Mays of Grahn, step sons, Harry Layne of Mesa, AZ, and Ellisworth Layne of Lynn Park, MI, step daughter, Audessa Blotkamp of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren, and three step great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Ollie Stall of London, OH, Mary Jones of Ashland, and Mae Roberts of Paintsville. Rev. John G. Sammons officiated at services Tuesday, July 8, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1980

     
MONTGOMERY, Obrie
1911-1980
Obrie Montgomery, 68, died Tuesday, July 22, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born October 20, 1911, in Morgan County, he was the son of James and Elizabeth Keaton Montgomery. He was a resident of Davis Branch and a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Linnie Cantrell Montgomery; 2 sons, Bob and Bill Montgomery of Winchester; 5 daughters, Elizabeth Honeycutt of Prestonsburg, Betty Preston of Columbus, OH, Donna Colvin of Paintsville, Linda Montgomery of Winchester and Judy Daniels of Hager Hill; 3 brothers, Frank Montgomery of West Van Lear, and Henry Montgomery of Flat Gap; a sister, Audrey Holbrook of Davis Branch. Funeral services were held Friday, July 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

    
PICKLESIMER, Rodney
1901-1980
Rodney Picklesimer, 78, died Saturday, July 26, in River View Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Picklesimer was born August 29, 1901, at Barnetts Creek, the son of David Sherman and Ella Preston Picklesimer. He was a resident of Wittensville and a former employee of the City of Paintsville. His wife, Hazel Conley Picklesimer, preceded him in death Dec. 24, 1964.  Surviving are a son, Robert Sherman Picklesimer of South Vienna, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice May of Wittensville; a sister, Mrs. Edna Stapleton of Lexington; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. John F. Ratliff and James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

     
PRESTON, Delmas
1936-1980
Delmas Jay “D.J.” Preston, 44, Ashland, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, July 19, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Mr. Preston was born May 4, 1936 in Johnson County, a son of the late Delmas J. and Victoria Trimble Preston. He was a retired chemical worker from Ashland Oil, Inc, a member of the United Methodist Church of South Ashland where he served as choir director, a member of the Westwood Lions Club, the Westwood Boys Club board of directors and the Fairview Eagles Booster Club.  Mr. Preston also served as a coach with the Ashland Babe Ruth and Little League.  Surviving are his wife, Nieda Vickers Preston; 3 sons, Jeff Preston, Jack Preston, Jon Preston all of Westwood; a brother Bill C. Preston of Frankfort; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha B. Franklin of Staffordsville and Mrs. Malinda Crothers of Paintsville.  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 22, at the South Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland, by Dr. Michael Rice.  Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

   
SALYER, Kenel
1908-1980
Kenel Salyer, 71, died Thursday, July 10, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born July 19, 1908, in Johnson County, he was the son of Bracken and Bethana Salyer Salyer. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired farmer and a member of the Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving is his wife, Cova Salyer. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist church with Revs. Harold Salyer, Willard Bailey and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Edward Salyer Cemetery, Sitka with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1980

   
SALYER, Ralph
1909-1980
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ralph Salyer, 71. Mr. Salyer died Sunday, July 20, in Paintsville Hospital. He had been in failing health several years. He was born June 11, 1909, near Hood in Lawrence County, and was a son of James Salyer and Belle Zora Castle Salyer. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Surviving are his wife, Eunice Rice Salyer, Riverview manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, and one daughter, Mrs. John Derucki, Clyde, OH, and four nieces, two grandsons and one great grandson. Mr. Salyer had been employed many years by Consolidation Coal Company, Van Lear, later working for Oliver Jenkins Drilling Company and at the time of his retirement was employed by Paintsville Utilities Company. Rev. Charles Milam of the First Baptist Church officiated at the services and burial was at the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Alton Songer, Jess Songer, J. P. Short and Phillip Blanton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1980

  
SALYER, Stanley
1901-1980
Stanley Salyer, 79, died Wednesday, July 30, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born May 1, 1901, in Johnson County, he was the son of Sanford and Saviller McKenzie Salyer. He was a lifetime resident of Fuget and a retired farmer.  Surviving are his wife, Mattie Frazier Salyer; a son Harry I. Salyer of Fuget; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Friday, August 1, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Salyer and Elder Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Fuget, KY with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

   
SHELL, Thurman
1918-1980
Thurman Shell, 62, died Wednesday, July 16, at his West Van Lear home after an extended illness. Born March 12, 1918, at Bonanza, he was the son of Jack and Leota Snipe Shell. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Martha Blair Shell; a son, James Shell, Paintsville; a daughter, Juanita Rigsby, Keaton; a sister, Eunice Fairchild, Christiansburg, KY; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Clyde Bowling, Walter Dutton and Jack Hughes officiating. Burial was in Shell Cemetery, Bonanza, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1980

   
SHORT, William
1900-1980
Funeral services were held Friday, July 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William M. (Bill) Short, 79. Mr. Short died Tuesday, July 15, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Sep 18, 1900, in Johnson County, the son of Fred and Louisa Akers Short. He was a resident of Meally, a retired coal miner and clothing salesman, and had been a member of the Meally Church of Christ since 1922. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Craft Short; two daughters, Mrs. W. D. (Levanda) Estepp and Mrs. Alford (Harvalee) Estepp, Fairborn, OH; one brother, four sisters, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Jerry Scott, Mitchell Salyers and J. H. Short officiated at services with burial following in the Craft Family cemetery, Meally, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1980

   
STAPLETON, Arthur
1901-1980
Arthur Stapleton, 79, died Saturday, July 26, in Hazard after an extended illness. Born April 17, 1901, he was the son of London P. and Elizabeth Preston Stapleton  and was a retired employee of L & N Railroad.  His wife Elsie Stapleton, preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 brothers, Henry Stapleton of Thelma, Clyde Stapleton of Lexington and James F. Stapleton of Columbus, OH; a sister, Edna Howard of Kansas City, MO. Graveside services were held Monday, July 28, in Wells Cemetery with Al Savage officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980


  
AUGUST - 1980


   
  
ADAMS, Charlie
1980
Charlie L. Adams, 74, died Monday, August 18, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, OH. Mr. Adams was a resident of New Carlisle, OH, and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of Van Lear Masonic Lodge 858 F & AM. His first wife, Elizabeth Adams, preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Nora Adams; a step-son, Samuel Watkins, Carlisle, OH; two daughters, Barbara Adams and Betty Toth, Jenkins; a step-daughter, Betty Ashby, Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Robert Conley, Columbus, OH, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, August 22, in the family cemetery at Wittensville, with Rev. Hobert Ashby officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1980

  
BRYANT, James
1904-1980
James D. Bryant, 76, died Sunday, August 17, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born November 13, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of William and Nancy Wheeler Bryant. He was a resident of Blaine and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clista Greene Bryant; two sons, Raymond Bryant, Columbus, OH, and Lloyd Bryant, Cynthiana; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 20, at 1 p.m. at his Blaine residence with burial in the family cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1980

    
COLVIN, Elder Foster Sr.
1891-1980
Elder Foster Colvin, Sr., 88, Catlettsburg, died Monday, August 11, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, after a brief illness. Mr. Colvin was born August 17, 1891, in Johnson County, the son of W. F. and Catherine Reed Colvin. He was a retired employee of Armco Steel, a member of Fish Trap United Baptist Church and had been an elder for 53 years.  Surviving are his wife, Chloe Salyers Colvin; 2 sons, Foster Colvin, Jr. and Doris Colvin both of Catlettsburg; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Rigsby of Paintsville; 9 grandchildren 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg with Elder Samuel Colvin and Paul Cox officiating. Burial was in East National Memorial Garden. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

    
DAWSON, Audie
1912-1980
Paintsville resident Audie Dawson, 68, died Thursday, Aug 7, in his home. Born Mar 9, 1912, in Morgan County, he was a son of James L. and Rissie Bowling Dawson. He was a retired employee of Island Creek and a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Raymond Dawson, Van Lear; a daughter, Doris Taylor, Davis Branch, Paintsville, four brothers, Ocal Dawson, Van Lear, Ershel Dawson, Beaver, OH, Roy Dawson, Van Nyes, CA and Shirley Dawson, Pacoima, CA; three sisters, Minnie Potter, Ashland, Beatrice and Ethel Honeycutt, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 10 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in Honeycutt Cemetery, Van Lear, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
DILES, Orbin V.
1904-1980
Orbin V. Diles, 76, died Tuesday, August 5, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Diles was born July 18, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Eli D. and Laura Seagraves Diles. He was a resident of Kenova, WV, a retired mechanic for Ashland Oil Company, and a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Mr. Diles was a charter member of the Paintsville Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 21 and Jake Rice Lodge No. 606, and Blaine Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 202. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Golda Boggs Diles, November 20, 1968. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Meade Diles, a step son, Leon R. Meade, Huntington, WV, two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Skaggs, Amlin, OH and Juanita S. Diles, Huntington, WV, a sister, Mrs. Golda Dials, Columbus, OH; two grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 7, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wiles and Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
FAIRCHILD, Lon
1896-1980
Lon Fairchild, 84, died Saturday, August 23, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mr. Fairchild was born June 15, 1896 in Johnson County, the son of Joe and Lizzy Estep Fairchild, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are his wife, Flora Conley Fairchild; two daughters, Sarah Melvin, Paintsville and Georgia Picklesimer, Milford Center, OH; a sister, Dorothy Pelphrey; 8 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1980

  
HELTON, Rex
1920-1980
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 12, in First Baptist Church for Rex Helton. Mr. Helton died Friday, August 8, in Pompano Beach, FL. He was born July 30, 1920 in Magoffin County, the son of Dennie and Ona Adams Helton. Surviving are his wife, Opal VanHoose Helton; two daughters, Marda Dean Helton Wood, Coral Springs, FL and Darla Eulton, Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Christine Brown and Lorene Helton, Paintsville and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 12, in First Baptist Church with Ralph Webb and Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
HOWARD, Thomas
1907-1980
Thomas Howard, 73, died Wednesday, Aug 6, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. Mr. Howard was born in Magoffin County, June 12, 1907. The son of John and Ann Nuckles Howard. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are three sons, John Ray and James, Teaberry, and Rodger Dean, MI; a daughter, Katherine Diane Mitchell, Teaberry; a brother, Versie Howard, Waynesville, OH; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 9, in Little Mud Lick Church of God, Staffordsville, with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
LEMASTER, Roy H.
1895-1980
Roy H. Lemaster, 84, died Sunday, August 24, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Lemaster was born October 16, 1895, in Johnson County, the son of Manford and Minerva Hitchcock Lemaster, was a resident of Thealka.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Fairchild Lemaster; 2 sons, James Lemaster of New Carlisle, OH and Robert Lemaster of Jackson Center, OH; a step son, Mitchell Bayes of Paintsville; 3 daughters, Elva Hayden and Shelvia Marlow of Thealka, Mazie Webb of Dayton, OH; a brother, Plenie Lemaster of Collista, and a sister, Nellie Murray, Kerz. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle and Londis Meek officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1980

   
LOCKWOOD, Ben
1888-1980
B. G. ( Ben) Lockwood, Paintsville, died at his home Aug 27 after a brief illness. Born at Buchanan, KY, Oct 16, 1888, he was the son of the late Byrd and Catherine Johnston Lockwood. He was a retired conductor for the Chessie System, a member of the First Christian Church, Paintsville, a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Order of Conductors and Trainmen and Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Turman Lockwood; three sons, Vernon Lockwood, Ironton, OH, Charles R. (Dick) Lockwood, Pittsburgh, PA, and Paul Lockwood, Ashland; one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Griffith, Ashland; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug 29 in Kilgore and Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, with Rev. Jerry Ginnan officiating. Burial was in the Kavanaugh Chapel Cemetery with Masonic services at the grave. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

   
MCKENZIE, Charley
1895-1980
Fuget resident, Charley McKenzie, 84, died Saturday, August 9, at his home.  Mr. McKenzie was born October 17, 1895, at Fuget, the son of Henry and Mollie Sanders McKenzie. He was a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mausie Cantrell McKenzie; five sons, Hubert of Gardensville, NV, James of Flint, MI, Elden of Los Angeles, CA, Joe of Maringo, OH and Elmon of Sunbury of OH; three daughters, Mable Cantrell of Flat Gap, Martha Blair of Delaware, Oh and Barbara Jo Johnson of Prestonsburg; a brother, Hack McKenzie, of Manila; 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Funeral services held Tuesday, August 12, in Old Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Elders Thurl Daniel, Jimmy Blanton, and Melvin Wright officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

    
PELPHREY, Lillie (Rice)
1896-1980
Mrs. Lillie Pelphrey, 83, died Saturday, August 27, in her Oil Springs home after a brief illness. Mrs. Pelphrey was born December 22, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of Hayden and Martha Jane McKenzie Rice. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were two husbands, John F. Blanton on Feb 4, 1956 and Elzie Pelphrey on Mar 25, 1977. Surviving are 3 daughters, Christine Stacey, Pompano Beach, FL, Ivel McDonald, Lake Wales, FL, and Neva Lemaster, Oil Springs; a sister, May Jones of Marysville, OH; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild .  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 30 in Fish Trap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial in family cemetery at Volga, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

    
PELPHREY, Mollie
1909-1980
Mollie Pelphrey, 70, died Friday, Aug 1, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Pelphrey was born Nov 5, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Mary Thomas Salyer. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of Fishtrap United Baptist church. Her husband, Challie Pelphrey, preceded her in death in Dec 1972. Surviving are a son, Dallas Salyer, Paintsville; two step sons, Jack Pelphrey, Davis Branch, and Robert Pelphrey, Paintsville; four step daughters, Agnes VanHoose, Staffordsville, Ruby Blanton and Mabel Hazlette, Paintsville and Betty McKenzie, Hager Hill; three brothers, C. M. Salyer, Cincinnati, OH, John Salyer, Louisa, and Thomas Salyer, Elna; five sisters, Mildred Griffith, Catlettsburg, Lou Ella Creameans and Hazel Williams, Columbus, OH, Casteria McKenzie, Louisa, and Lillian Gilbert, Omaha, NB; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Eual McKenzie and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Blevins Cemetery, Barnetts Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

  
PICKLESIMER, Galen
1905-1980
Funeral services held Monday, August 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Galen "Geider" Picklesimer, 74. Mr. Picklesimer died Friday, August 15, at his Meally home. He was born December 19, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of Galen and Martha Wells Picklesimer. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Vada Rooker Picklesimer; a son, Lloyd Picklesimer of Hobart, IN; a daughter, Ruebena McDowell of Hobart; a step son Mitchell Hall of Van Lear; two brothers, Dr. Frank Picklesimer of Paintsville and Sam Picklesimer of Flatwoods; two sisters, Minerva Meek of Meally and Thelma Combs of Flatwoods; one grandchild, three great grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. Jerry Scott and J.H. Short officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1980

    
RATLIFF, Add
1901-1980
Add Ratliff, 79, died Sunday, Aug 8, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Ratliff was born July 15, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Cap and Lydia Spencer Ratliff. He was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Okie Pack Ratliff; ten sons, Jimmy Ray, Tommy, James Harold, Raymond, Steve, Clyde, and David of Paintsville, Charlie and Robert of Ypsilanti MI, and Harvey of Detroit, MI; three daughters, Virginia Rizzo and Linda Hackworth, Paintsville and Margaret Blanton, of Fuget; 31 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Aug 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral home Chapel with Revs. Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial will be in Huff Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
ROSE, Emma (Goble)
1900-1980
Funeral services were held Friday, August 29, for Emma Wells Rose, 80. Mrs. Rose died Tuesday, August 26, at her Prestonsburg residence after an extended illness. She was born April 10, 1900 in Prestonsburg, the daughter of James and Florence Wells Goble. Her husband, Henry Rose, preceded her in death, February 10, 1980. Surviving are five sons, Ernest, Delbert and James B. Wells, of Prestonsburg, Raymond Wells of Paintsville; Bill Wells, Martin; four daughters, Anna Mae Garrett, Yvonne Reatherford and Sue Webb, of Prestonsburg and Mary Elizabeth McClelland, of Ashland; three brothers, Paris and Fred Goble of Auxier, and Ted Goble of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Opal McKenzie, Dottie Perry and Cora Wells of Auxier. Bill Campbell and Phil Fraley officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1980

  
SALYER, Margaret (Blanton)
1922-1980
Margaret Salyer, 58, died Wednesday, Aug 27, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born April 7, 1922 in Greenup County, the daughter of L. D. and Sally Conley Blanton. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Salyer; a son, Mike Salyer, Eleanor, WV and three sisters, Ruby McGinniss and Verna Lemaster, Salyersville and Rouie Conley, Greenup. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 29 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist church at Oil Springs with Revs. Charles Stapleton and M. T. Womack, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Salyer Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 10, 1980

   
SCOTT, Clarence
1888-1980
Clarence Scott, 91, died Saturday, August 9, in Oak Hill Hospital, Oak Hill, OH. Mr. Scott was born August 14, 1888 in Magoffin County, and was a resident of Leander. His wife, Ida Scott preceded him in death August 4, 1980. Surviving are four sons, Wayne Scott, Oak Hill, OH, Homer Scott, New Carlisle, OH, Bill Scott, Troy, OH, and Winfer Scott, Leander; a daughter, Mabel Saylor, Oak Hill, OH; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Herb Arms and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Scott Cemetery, Leander, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
SCOTT, Ida (Powers)
1890-1980
Ida Scott, 90, died Monday, August 4, at her Leander residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Scott was born April 16, 1890 in Magoffin County, a daughter of Thomas and Liza Bowens Powers. Her husband, Clarence Scott, died August 9, 1980. Surviving are a son, Wayne Scott, Oak Hill, OH, Homer Scott, New Carlisle, OH, Winfer Scott, Leander, and Bill Scott, Troy, OH; and a daughter, Mabel Saylor, Oak Hill; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 7, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Arms and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Scott Cemetery, Leaner, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

    
SHERMAN, Harry
1921-1980
Harry Sherman, 59, died Monday, Aug 18, in Ypsilanti, MI. mr. Sherman was born june 29, 1921 in Johnson county, the son of Alfred and Maude Lemaster Sherman. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Goble Sherman, Ypsilanti, a daughter, Deborah Sherman, Ypsilanti; a brother Roscoe Sherman, Meally; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Meade and Mrs. Roy Dove. Ypsilanti; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1980

   
TRIMBLE, Nevin
1980
Nevin R. (Toby) Trimble, 54, a Dayton, OH resident, formerly of Oil Springs, died recently in Miami Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred (Millie) Trimble; one daughter, Teresa Trimble and one son, David Trimble all of Dayton; his stepmother, Mary E. Gartin of Blaine; 2 brothers, Leon F. Trimble of Hyde Park, NY, and Donald B. Trimble of Chillicothe, OH; 3 sisters, Mrs. Bill (Joyce) Ross of Chillicothe, Mrs. John (Jean) Ball of Flatwoods and Mrs. Homer (Carol) Williams of Morehead. Preceding him in death were his parents, Newt and Ethel Rice Trimble of Johnson County. He was the grandson of the late Dr. Grant and Sina Rice of Oil Springs. Mr. Trimble had been supervisor of Electronic Equipment at DESC for the past 30 years including military service. He was a member of the East Dayton Baptist Church. Burial was in David Cemetery in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1980

   
VANHOOSE, Beulah
1892-1980
Nippa resident, Beulah VanHoose, 87, died Friday, August 29, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born September 17, 1892, in Johnson County, the daughter of Bascom and Julia Helton VanHoose. She was a retired post mistress and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Leslie VanHoose of Lexington, and 2 sisters, Nellie Preston of Nippa and Zelda Bailey of Ashland. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 31, in Toms’ Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1980

  
VANHOOSE, Thurman
1960-1980
Thurman Eugene VanHoose, 20, died Tuesday, Aug 19, in UK Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1960 in Paintsville, the son of the late Thurman VanHoose and Movine Keaton Barker VanHoose. Surviving in addition to his mother are four brothers, Johnny VanHoose, Van Lear, Frank VanHoose, Kenton, OH, Jimmy VanHoose, Thelma and Mack VanHoose, St. Petersburg, FL; three sisters, Ruby VanHoose, Mary Jackson and Vickie Picklesimer, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 27, 1980

  
WALLS, Norman
1958-1980
Norman Lawrence David “Larry” Walls, 21, died Friday, August 1, in Paintsville. Mr. Walls was born November 4, 1958, in Chicago, IL. He was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother JoAnn Heinrich; his step father, Otis Heinrich; seven brothers, Arthur, Eric, and Vernon Walls, Detroit, MI, Gary Walls, Milwaukee, WS, Brad Walls, Ruben Walls, and Roland Heinrich, Paintsville; five sisters, Robin Spears, Diane Walls, Cathy Baldridge, Portia Walls and Annie Heinrich, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, August3, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle and Jack Plummer officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery, Stika with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1980

    
WARD, Bernice (Davis)
1919-1980
Bernice Davis Ward, 61, died Monday, August 11, in Flint Hospital, Flint, MI. Mrs. Ward was born January 23, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of Johnny and Virgie Davis. Surviving are her husband, Elias Ward, eight sons, James, John, Carl, Fred, Damon, Clarence, Lonnie and Kevin, all of Flint, MI; two daughters, Mary Williams and Martha Cook, Flint, MI; a brother, Ivan Davis, River, two sisters, Maxine Adams, Ashland, OH, and Lois Collier, Flint, MI; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Harshbarger officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Davis Branch, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1980

    
WARD, Zollie
1928-1980
Zollie Ward, 52, died Sunday, August 10 at his Paintsville residence. Born January 19, 1928, in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Martha Blair Ward. Surviving are his wife, Edith M. Harmon Helton; a brother, Hager Ward, Carey, OH; and three sisters, Gladys Tackett, Mt. Blanchard, OH, Margaret Wickham, Carey, OH, and Bonnie Petmicky, California. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 13, in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church with James Harrison Blair, John Red Pelphrey and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980

   
WATKINS, Marie (Hayburn)
1921-1980
Marie Watkins, 59, died Friday, August 22, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Watkins was born March 30, 1921 in Wellston, OH, the daughter of Edd and Elzie Fleming Hayburn, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Sam Watkins, two sons, Donald Watkins, Paintsville and Sam Watkins, Jr., Beloyt, WS; a daughter, Carolyn Lafferty, Ashland, a sister, Lora Mollette, Van Lear; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1980

    
WEBB, Curtis
1901-1980
Curtis Webb, 79, died Saturday, Aug 15 in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born Feb 9, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Roe and Martha Goble Webb, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Ruie Webb, five sons, Curtis, Jr., Clyde and Dennis Webb, all of Wabash, IN, Clifford Walker, Houston, TX and Hobert Preston of Williamsport; seven daughters, Marlene Coleman and Patty Pack, Van Lear, Ethel Bowling, Stambaugh, Billie Music and Elizabeth Music of Wabash, IN, Faye Hughes and Mae Rudd, of Neon; a brother, Jake Webb, Meally; four sisters, Laura Phelps, Sarah Hyden, and Angie Lynn of Van Lear, and Fannie Webb, of Wabash, IN; 42 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and Harry Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1980

  
WHEELER, Chauncy
1893-1980
Chauncy Wheeler, 87, died Wednesday, August 20, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Wheeler was born December 16, 1893, the son of Samuel and Zelphia Hensley Wheeler. He was a resident of Johnson County. Surviving are a son, Burch Wheeler, Croten, OH; a daughter, Imogene Castle, Sitka, two sisters, Sadie Carrington and Geneva Hill, Portsmouth, OH; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. T. Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1980

   
WITTEN, Tommy
1905-1980
Tommy Witten, 74, died Monday, August 4, at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Witten was born August 10, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of James and Nola Crider Witten. Surviving are his wife, Rushia Daye Ramey Witten; six sons, James Witten, Van Lear, Doug Witten, Detroit, MI, John T. Witten, Michigan, Hobart, Jack and Kenneth, Frankfort; three daughters, Louise Samuel, Michigan, Betty Sue Clotus, Frankfort, and Judy Williams, Van Lear; a sister, Louise Music, Van Lear, two half sisters, Ava Stambaugh, Sitka and Julia Asby, Michigan; three half brothers, Walter Salyers and Russell Salyers, Sitka and James Salyers, Warsaw, IN; 43 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 7, in Van Lear Independent Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. James Crider officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1980


 
SEPTEMBER - 1980


   
   
ARMS, Martha (Collins)
1898-1980
Martha Arms, 82, died Friday, September 12, in Paintsville Hospital.  Mrs. Arms was born April 2, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of Garfield and Hannah Combs Collins. She was a resident of Thealka, and a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Elijah "Couge" Arms, who she married July 15, 1915, in Paintsville; four sons, James Garfield Arms of Colorado, Bill Arms of East Point, Luther Martin Arms, of Salyersville, and Elva Arms, of Boons Camp; five daughters Minnie Arms of Paintsville, May Page of Thealka, Josie Arms of Tutor Key, Gladys Baker of River, and Betty Salyers of East Point; two sisters, Goldie Centers of Lucasville, OH and Nettie Reed of Portsmouth, OH; 41 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 15, in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Eddie Young and Steve Hazelette officiating. Burial was in family cemetery on Bear Hollow at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

    
BOYD, Marsha
1958-1980
Marsha Lynn Boyd, 22, died Sunday, September 14, as the result of an automobile accident. Miss Boyd was born September 12, 1958, at Williamsport. She was employed as a clerk for Lowes in Paintsville.  Surviving are her parents, Clyde and Dorothy Walters Boyd; six brothers, Tim Boyd, Van Lear, Dave Boyd, Boons Camp, Terry, Mitch, Doug and Larry Boyd, Mansfield, OH; and her grandfather, James Penix, Williamsport. Funeral services held Wednesday, September 17, in Old Friendship United Baptist Church, Williamsport with Elder Earl Muncy, Claude Mollett, Elder Glen Arrowood and Elder Shady Walters officiating. Burial was in Boyd Family Cemetery, Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

   
CASTLE, Hard
1891-1980
Hard Castle, 89, died Saturday, September 13, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Castle was a resident of River and a retired miner. He was born July 14, 1891, in Johnson County, the son of Andy and Ti Salyers Castle. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife Sarah Scarberry Castle preceded him in death May 6, 1964. Surviving are seven daughters, Nola Fitch, Paintsville, Lora Castle and Cora Ellen Castle, Nippa, Elleda Stambaugh, Fairborn, OH, Jean Hayes, Lowmansville, Clara Copas, Urbana, OH and Betty Flowers, Toledo, Oh; a sister, Sarah Castle, Paintsville; 24 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, September 16, in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Stapleton and Willie Hayes officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

    
CAUDILL, Hager
1980
Hager Caudill, Tallahassee, FL, formerly of Oil Springs, died September 19, in the Veteran Hospital in Lake City, FL. He was the son of Menifee and Emma Caudill and a brother of the late William Caudill, Oil Springs. Surviving are his wife, Clarice Caudill and two son, Jon and Joe Caudill, Tallahassee. Funeral services were held September 22, in Culley Funeral Hone in Tallahassee. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

   
CLAY, Edgar
1909-1980
Edgar Clay, 71, died Wednesday, September 3, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, after an extended illness. Mr. Clay was born January 20, 1909, at River, the son of Henry and Elle Murray Clay. He was a resident of River, a retired miner, and a member of the Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Olgia Wallen Clay who he married June 21, 1937; one son, William Henry "Bill" Clay of Nippa; a grandson, Eddie Clay; a brother, Ollie Clay of Sitka; and 2 sisters, Sarah Ann Castle of Lowmansville and Exer Brown of Plain City, OH.  Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church with Grover Castle, James Kelly Caudill and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Burns Cemetery at Nippa with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

    
COLLINS, Ashley
1910-1980
Ashley Collins, 69, died Wednesday, Sep 17 in Paintsville Hospital.  Mr. Collins was born Oct 15, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Dick and Bertha Honeycutt Collins, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Alice Collins; a daughter, Patsy Jo Wells, Van Lear; a brother, Fred Collins, Danville; and two sisters, Beatrice Bickford, Auxier and Ruby Austin, Camden, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sep 20 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 24, 1980

    
CONLEY, Billy
1932-1980
Funeral services for Billy Eugene Conley, 48, Carey, OH were held Thursday, September 4, in Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene, Carey. The Rev. Harley Duncan and the Rev. Carlos Dyer officiated with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. Mr. Conley died Monday, September 1, in Wyandot Memorial Hospital. Born in Kentucky, January 23, 1932, he was the son of Sherman and June (Conley) Conley, and they both survive. He married Carol Pinks, September 6, 1950, and she survives. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Russsell Bibbee. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Judy Craft and Mrs. Tonya Bond, and a son, Michael, all of Carey; two brothers, Victor of Carey and Sherman, Jr. of Vanlue; two sisters, Mrs. Hansel Caudill, Carey, and Mrs. Harold Caudill, Kilbourn; and three grandchildren. Mr. Conley was a technician at Whirlpool Corp., Findlay. Bristoll Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

    
CRUM, Melvin
1902-1980
Melvin Crum, 78, died Friday, September 12, at his Boons Camp home. Mr. Crum was born January 7, 1902, in Johnson County, the son of James and Katherine Honeycutt Crum, and was a retired farmer. His wife, Mahala Crum, preceded him in death November 8, 1939. Surviving are two sons, Delmer and Elmer Crum, Boons Camp; two daughters, Velma Penix, Boons Camp and Genetta Mollett, Auxier; two brothers, William Crum, Williamsport, and John Crum, van Lear; and 33 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services held Monday, September 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Don Fraley and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

   
CURNUTTE, Ora
1908-1980
Ora Curnutte, 71, died Wednesday, September 10, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Curnutte was born December 19, 1908, in Lawrence County, the son of Gene and Goldie Thompson Curnutte. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Protestant Church, and local 7788 UMWA. Surviving are his wife, Maude Watkins Curnutte, who he married September 29, 1928, at Auxier; four sons, Ora, Jr., Bobby, and Billy Gene Curnutte, Auxier, and Jimmy Charles Curnutte, Prestonsburg; two daughters, Helen Louise Music and Bobbie Ann Wells, Auxier; a sister, Onda Lee Holbrook, Auxier, 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dean Pack officiating. Burial was in Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

   
GOBLE, Alex
1903-1980
Alex Goble, 79, died Monday Sep 1, at his West Van Lear home. Mr. Goble was born Feb 12, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Jim and Maudie Spears Goble. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Opal Short Goble; and a daughter, Geraldine Tackett, West Van Lear. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Sep 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott and J. H. Short officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1980

     
HARRIS, Jim
1897-1980
Jim Harris, 82, died Sunday, September 7, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Harris was born December 13, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Maywood and Clista Slone Harris, and was a resident of Van Lear. His wife, Nova Harris, preceded him in death March 12, 1979.  Surviving are 2 sons, Ray Harris of Van Lear and Paul Harris of Dayton, OH; 2 daughters, Ann Reindeau of Jackson, MI, and Jeri Echman of Ft. Myers, Fl; 3 brothers, Herbert and Woodrow Harris of Winfred and Charley Harris of Circleville, OH; 4 sisters, Ruthie Wheeler and Zona Craft of Winifred, Lula Hamilton of Columbus, OH and Pearlie Lyons of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with O. I. Williams officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery at Winifred with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

   
HONEYCUTT, Lydia
1978-1980
Lydia Honeycutt, 31 months, died Wednesday, September 3, at her Sitka home. Born February 16, 1978, she was the daughter of Christopher and Wilma Tackett Honeycutt. Also surviving are her paternal grandparents, James Eualene Honeycutt, Sitka, and her maternal grandfather, Ed Tackett, East Point. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6, in the Sitka home with Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

   
LEMASTER, Effie (Lemaster)
1900-1980
Mrs. Effie Lemaster, 79, died Friday, Sep 12, in her Ashland home. Born Oct 27, 1900, in Johnson Co., she was the daughter of William Henry and Nora Williams Lemaster. She was a member of the United Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, George Lemaster, Mar 5, 1975.  Surviving are three sons, Eustace Lemaster, Lexington, James Carl Lemaster, Midway, OH and Garner Lemaster, Enon, OH; four daughters, Gwenneth Adams, Van Lear, June McCarty, Ashland, Faye Blair, Lucasville, OH, and Ester Ambergy, Ambergy, KY; two brothers, Perry Lemaster, Ashland and Elbert Lemaster, Toccoa, GA; 20 grandchildren;; 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Sep 15, in Low Gap United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery, Win, KY with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

   
LOWE, Minta (Hitchcock)
1882-1980
Mintie Lowe, 98, died Friday, September 19, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Lowe was born June 20, 1882, in Johnson County, the daughter of Daniel and Josephine Hitchcock. She was a resident of West Van Lear. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Lowe. Surviving are a son, Burrl Conley of West Van Lear; a daughter Bertha Coleman of Dayton, OH; a step son, Charley Lowe of West Van Lear; 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks and Teddy Murphy officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

    
MAY, Paul Jr.
1938-1980
Paul May, Jr., 42, died Saturday, Sep 13. Mr. May was a resident of Wittensville. He was born Feb 14, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of Paul May and Larve Whittaker May, and was a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist church. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Beatrice Picklesimer May, who he married June 12, 1957; two sons, Ronnie Joe of East Point, and Paul Edward, Wittensville, three daughters, Delores May, Tammy Lynn and Cathy Jayne May, all of Wittensville; two sisters, Doris Dills of IL and Paula Lee of Hager Hill; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sep 16, in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. James Kelly Caudill, Lifes VanHooses and Wallace Conley officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Cemetery, Louisa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

   
MILLER, Beulah (Patrick)
1891-1980
Beulah Miller, 88, died Thursday, Sep 18, in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Miller was born Dec 18, 1891 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Malcolm and Joan Kelly Patrick. She was a resident of Paintsville and was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Miller in Jan 1968. Surviving are a son and two daughters, Theodore Miller, Viola Williams and Josephine Kennard, all of Paintsville; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; and two great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 21, in First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, sEtp 24, 1980

   
MUSIC, Minerva (Castle)
1900-1980
Minerva “Nervie” Music, 80, died Wednesday, September 10, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Music was a resident of Nippa and a member of the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was born May 7, 1900, in Johnson County, the daughter of Andy and Satarie Salyers Castle. Her husband, Rev. Beecher Music, preceded her in death August 16, 1975. Surviving are six sons, Matthew, Orcial, Gilbert and Delbert Music, Nippa, James Music, Freemont, OH, and Beecher Ray Music, Springfield, OH; three daughters, Virgie Lelian Sadler, Mechanicsburg, OH, Reccie Music, Nippa and Mrs. Freda Poore, Springfield, OH; a brother and sist4er, Hard Castle, River and Sarah Castle, Paintsville, 26 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980

   
PATTON, James
1897-1980
James Patton, 82, died Monday, September 8, in Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Chillicothe, OH. Mr. Patton was born December 17, 1897, in Greenup, the son of James and Georgia Ann Woodrow Patton, and was a resident of Paintsville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mattie Bosworth in 1968. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Conley Patton; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Frances ) Myers of Circleville, OH and Mrs. Lawrence (Phyliss) Bond of Chillicothe, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Cantrell, Mrs. Alton Stonerock, and Mrs. Virginia Rohrer all of Circleville; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services held Thursday, September 11 in Wellman Funeral Home, 1455 N. Court St., Circleville with Rev. Charles Wright officiating. Burial was in Forest Cemetery, Circleville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

   
PELPHREY, Karen (Castle)
1980
Karen Castle Pelphrey, 34, died Saturday, September 6, in Lexington. Mrs. Pelphrey was the daughter of Harold and Betty Castle. She was a resident of Nippa, a secretary for Paintsville Hospital, and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. She is survived by one son and two daughters, Glen, Mary Jo and Tonia Renee Bowens, all at home. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James K. Caudill and Lifus VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

    
PICKLESIMER, Grace (VanHoose)
1980
Grace VanHoose Clay Picklesimer, 93, died Saturday, Sep 20, at Metro West Hospital, Westland, MI. Mrs. Picklesimer resided in Phoenix, AZ with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wade (Emily) Clay, where she was active in church attendance, D.A.R. and O. E. S.. She was an organizing and charter member of Paintsville's D.A.R. and O.E.S. some 55 years ago. She also was the president of Paintsville's first parent-teacher association and besides organizing the Suffragetter she also organized the first Johnson County Republican Means Party. Graveside services were held at the Henry Clay cemetery in Lexington. Surviving are a son, W. Howard Clay, Louisville; 2 step daughters, Virginia Clay, Paintsville and Elizabeth Clay Williams, Phoenix, AZ. and 9 grandchildren. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, September 24, 1980

    
PORTER, Vernice (Porter)
1911-1980
Vernice Porter, 69, died Monday, September 1, in her West Van Lear home. Mrs. Porter was born April 13, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Mary Ward Porter. Surviving are her husband, Lancy Reynolds Porter, a step son, Eugene Reynolds, a step daughter, Mildred West, a brother, Arbie Porter and one sister, Martha Perry all of West Van Lear. Funeral services held Wednesday, September 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tobe Wheeler and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Hager Hill. September 3, 1980

    
PRATER, Clyde
1914-1980
Clyde Prater, 66, died Friday, Sep 19, at his West Van Lear home. Born Jan 24, 1914, in Johnson County, he was the son of Sherman and Stella Phillips Prater. He was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Mary Dutton Prater; two sons, Ray and Clyde Sherman Prater, West Van Lear; two daughters, Billie Jean Muluihull, Chicago, IL, and Betty Lewis, Boons Camp; a sister, Ruby Spradlin, Whitehouse; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 21, in Boonscamp Freewill Baptist church with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

   
PRESTON, Hazel (Dills)
1913-1980
Hazel "Tootie" Preston 68, died Friday, September 19 in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Preston was born in Johnson county April 27, 1913 the daughter of Harry and Lillian Dills, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are a son, James Preston of Oil Springs; two brothers, Tom and Buster Preston of Hager Hill; two sisters, Viola Blair and Alice Stambaugh of Hager Hill; two grandchildren. Funeral services held Monday, September 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Adray officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

     
RATLIFF, John E.
1938-1980
John E. Ratliff, 42, died Friday, Sep 5, in Martin County. Mr. Ratliff was born June 1, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of the late Leander Ratliff and Ella Williams Ratliff, and was a resident of Wittensville. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Peggy Walker Ratliff; a son, Kenneth Ratliff, Wittensville, three daughters, Tamera Lynn Robertson, Auburn, KY, Johnda Ratliff and Lydia Ratliff, Wittensville; a sister, Mary Devore, Lexington, and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, Sep 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Rice and William Rice officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

   
SALYER, Dock
1886-1980
Dock Salyer, 93, died Tuesday, September 2, in Morgan County Hospital, West Liberty. Mr. Salyer was born Nov 18, 1886, in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Oma Burchett Salyer, and was a resident of Red Bush. Surviving are a son and daughter, Bill Salyer and Maymie Baldwin, Columbus, OH; six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Trimble Cemetery, Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1980

   
SNELL, Sophronia (Stafford)
1898-1980
Mrs. Sophronia Snell, 81, died Saturday, Sep 20, in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN. Mrs. Snell was born Sep 26, 1898, at Staffordsville, the daughter of Carl and Gracie Gibbs Stafford. She had been a resident of North Manchester, IN for the past three years and was a member of the West Manchester Church of the Brethren.. Preceding her in death were her first husband, Elliott Spradlin, one son, one daughter, and a half brothers. Surviving are her husband, Melvin Snell, who she married April 22, 1978; five stepchildren, Mrs. Raymond Walters, DeWayne Snell, Mrs. George Sroufe, Mrs. Russell Hoover, all of North Manchester, and Robert L. Snell of Columbia City, IN; one sister, Mrs. Lura Moore, Prestonsburg; 3 half sisters, Mrs. May Fern Hale, Prestonsburg, Mrs. Janet Stafford and Mrs. Pansy Ruth Napier, Lexington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sep 23, in West Manchester Church of the Brethren with Pastor David Edis officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, with Bender Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1980

   
WEST, Mildred
1935-1980
Mildred West, 44, died Monday, September 8, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. West was born November 20, 1935 in Floyd County, the daughter of Bob Otten and Laney Reynolds Otten Porter. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Thomas West, two sons, Van West, West Van Lear and David West, Van Lear; a daughter, Jennifer West, West Van Lear; a brother Eugene Reynolds, West Van Lear and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 17, 1980


 
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BLACKBURN, Martha
1962-1980
Martha Ann Blackburn, 18, died Tuesday, October 7, at her Van Lear residence. Miss Blackburn was born July 18, 1962, in Floyd County, the daughter of the late Edgar Blackburn and Laura Griffey Blackburn. Surviving are her mother, Laura Blackburn, a daughter, Lisa Ann Blackburn; at home; four brothers, Edmund and Paul Blackburn, Banner, Alvin and Tony Blackburn, East Point; three sisters, Claudine Blair, Shalloh, OH, Linda Blackburn and Thelma Billieter, East Point. Funeral services were held Friday, October 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Moses Kitchen officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery, East Point, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
BLANTON, Edna
1914-1980
Mrs. Edna Blanton, 66, died Thursday, Oct 9, in UK Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. Mrs. Blanton was born Feb 9, 1914 in Johnson Co., KY the daughter of Hansford and Loucina Fairchild Blanton. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are a brother, Lasco Blanton and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 12, in Low Gap United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders J. T. Bailey, Eual McKenzie, and Wayne Blair officiating.  Burial was in Blanton Cemetery, Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
BRANHAM, Tom
1894-1980
Tom J. Branham, 86, died Friday, October 3, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Branham was born May 22, 1894, in Johnson County, the son of Andrew and Sarah Dickson Branham. He was a resident of Boons Camp and was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Branham. Surviving are a daughter, Opal Estep, Ashford, WV; two brothers, Bill Branham, Columbus, OH and Ross Branham, Boons Camp, and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 6, in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Earl Muncy, Arthur Preece, Tom Preece and Claude Mollette officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

     
CASTLE, Ollie (McKenzie)
1946-1980
Ollie Faye McKenzie Castle, 34, died Sunday, October 5, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Castle was born May 23, 1946, in Johnson County, the daughter of Monroe and Nancy Caudill McKenzie and was a resident of Nippa. Her husband, Wilbur Castle, preceded her in death November 19, 1974. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Edgel Castle, Nippa, four step sons, Jimmy Castle, Wittensville, Rick Castle, Nippa, Henry and Robert Castle, Indiana; a step daughter, Deloris, Indiana; three brothers, Junior and Bill McKenzie, Stambaugh and Roy McKenzie; six sisters, Mary Culwell and Jessie Case, Nippa, Lorain Green, Lowmansville, Clusten Clay, Sitka, Marty Castle, Evans, WV and Cathy Brown, Urbana, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 8, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church with James Kelly Caudill, Grover Castle and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

   
COLVIN, Charlie
1895-1980
Charlie Colvin, 85, died Monday, October 13, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Colvin was born in Johnson County, July 14, 1895, the son of Henry and Celia Picklesimer Colvin. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Maggard’s Furniture and Hardware, a member of the United Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Daniel Colvin; a son, Gerald Colvin, Wittensville; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Preston, Nippa, and Mrs. Jo Ann Meadows, Wittensville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 16, at 11 a.m. in Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed and Bruce Howard officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

    
CONLEY, Elsie (Holbrook)
1908-1980
Elsie Conley, 72, died Friday, October 31, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born April 2, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Cynthia Brown Holbrook, and was a resident of Red Bush. Surviving are her husband, Hershell Conley, three step daughters, Ernestine Conn, Tennessee, Gladys Preston, Ohio, and Evelyn Preston, Flat Gap, a brother and sister, Ed Holbrook, Red Bush and Susie Barnes, Ohio; and nine step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders John Pelphrey and Ernest Allen officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1980

   
CONLEY, Nola (Salyer)
1896-1980
Nola Conley, 84, died Thursday, October 2, in Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. Born May 3, 1896 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Lum and Jeanetta Williams Salyer. Surviving are her husband, Irvin Conley; two sons, Eugil Conley, Enon, OH and Duelas Conley, Springfield, OH; two daughters, Faye Garland, Cincinnati, OH, and Jeanetta Salyer, Centerville , OH; two brothers, and two sisters, Chandler and Ralph Salyer and Verna and Zelda Williams, all of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 5, in Old Bethel United Baptist Church with Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Chandler-Salyer Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

   
CONLEY, Pearl Jr.
1923-1980
Pearl Conley, Jr., 57, died Tuesday, October 28, in Toledo, OH. Mr. Conley was born in Floyd County, June 18, 1923, and was a resident of Toledo, OH. Surviving are his wife, Ann Hager Conley, his parents, Pearl and Kate Robinson, Garrett; a daughter, Sheila Bryan, Grayling, MI; a brother, Millard Conley, Albion, MI; two sisters, Aileen Howard, Garrett, and Freda Scott, Wayne, MI; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 1, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Walt Staude officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1980 

   
ESTEP, Melissa (Lemaster)
1893-1980
Melissa Estep, 87, died Saturday, October 11, in Memorial Hospital, Marysville, OH. Mrs. Estep was born March 11, 1893, at Sitka, the daughter of George W. and Lidia McKenzie Lemaster. She was a resident of Milford Center, OH and a member of the First Church of God. She was preceded in death in 1968 by her husband, Robert Estep, whom she married December 14, 1910. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Billie Kimbler and Mrs. Claude (Arwilda) Kimbler, Marysville, and Mrs. James (Bobbie Jean) Combs, of Milford Center; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14, in the First Church of God in Milford Center with Revs. Everett Love and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Milford Center Cemetery with Ingram Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
FERGUSON, Fred
1906-1980
Fred Ferguson, 73, died Sunday, October 12, at his Keaton residence. Mr. Ferguson was born November 18, 1906, in Morgan County, the son of Hansford and Junie Brown Ferguson. Surviving are his wife, Mintae Isom Ferguson; two sons, Tim Ferguson, Relief, and Argis Ferguson, Keaton, two brothers, Gurdy Ferguson, Staffordsville and Gar Ferguson, Martha, two sisters, Cholie Skaggs, Seattle, WA and Nora Blanton, Relief; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14, in Cindy’s Creek Church, Relief, with Eugene Haney and J. W. Ferguson officiating. Burial was in  H. B. Ferguson Cemetery, Relief, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
FERGUSON, Kermit
1920-1980
Kermit Ferguson, 60, died Monday, October 20, at Hager Hill. Mr. Ferguson was born March 12, 1920, in Pike County, the son of Verlin and Virgie VanHoose Ferguson. He was a resident of Hager Hill and a retired coal miner. His wife, Vernie Smith Ferguson, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Kermit Wayne Ferguson, Feds Creek, Billy Joe Ferguson, Pike County, and Ricky Ferguson, Louisville; two brothers, Hubert Ferguson, Hager Hill, and Elmer Ferguson, Phoenix, AZ, and three sisters, Fayetta Jones, Rockhouse, Dressler Eperson, Water Gap, and Sandra Mullins, Lick Creek. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Rockhouse Cemetery with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1980

   
HUNEYCUTT, Audrey (Phelps)
1928-1980
Audrey Phelps Huneycutt, 52, died Saturday, Oct 4, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Huneycutt was born Aug 30, 1928 in Johnson County, the daughter of Kent and Edna Nickel Phelps. She was a resident of South Point, OH and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Everett Huneycutt; two sons, Gary Huneycutt, San Francisco, CA and Larry Huneycutt, U. S. Air Force; three daughters, Debbie Carico, Proctorville, OH, Denise and Regina Huneycutt, South Point, OH; four brothers, Tommy and Eugene Phelps of Phoenix, AZ, Paul Phelps, Lexington, and Bill R. Phelps, Hager Hill; four sisters, Clotina Conley, Lexington, Betty Ramey, Sierra Vista, AZ, Mary Spodnik, West Field Center, OH and Patsy Smith, Florence; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short and Bob McCready officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

   
KINNER, Warren
1910-1980
Warren A. “Nig” Kinner, 70, died Friday, October 11, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Kinner was born April 2, 1910 in Lawrence County, the son of Watt and Millie Frazier Kinner. He was a resident of Thealka. Surviving is a brother, James Kinner, Ashland. Funeral services were held Monday, October 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan, KY, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
MCKENZIE, Charlie
1920-1980
Charlie McKenzie, 60, died Sunday, October 12, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. McKenzie was born March 13, 1920, in Johnson County, the son of Harry "hack" and Carrie Blanton McKenzie. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek, a well operator for Kentucky West Virginia Gas, a member of the United Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Georgene Trimble McKenzie; a son, Michael McKenzie of Catlettsburg; five daughters, Elaine Tyree of Frenchburg, Mary Anna Crace of Oil Springs, Melinda and Lora McKenzie, of Lexington and Jena McKenzie, of Barnetts Creek; four brothers, Willis "Nig" McKenzie,  of Barnetts Creek, Udell and Victor McKenzie of Zanesville, OH, and James L. McKenzie of Win; five sisters, Mrs. Beulah Trimble, of Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Peggy Cantrell of Paintsville, Mrs. Phyllis Merriett and Mrs. Edna Ruth Branham of battle Creek, MI and Mrs. Ann Lewis of Columbus, OH; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services held Wednesday, October 15, in Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed, J.T. Bailey and James Harrison Blair officiating. Burial was in Reed Cemetery, Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
MEADE, Daniel
1980
Daniel Boone Meade, 56, Louisa, formerly of Johnson County, died Friday, October 24, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Meade was born in Johnson County, the son of the late Rhodes C. and Mollie Williams Meade. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U. S. Navy. Surviving are his two brothers, Johnie C. Meade, Louisa, and Eddie C. Meade, Chiefland, FL, and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Blankenship, Ashland, and Lula Nelson, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 26, in Young Chapel, Louisa, with Rev. Gallie Issac officiating. Burial was in the Meade Cemetery, Staffordsville with Young Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1980

  
OSBORNE, Walter
1893-1980
Walter Osborne, 87, died Saturday, Oct 4, in Veterans Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mr. Osborne was born Feb 6, 1893 in Johnson County, the son of Tom and Sarah Meek Osborne. He was a resident of Richardson, KY, a retired farmer, a Jehovah Witness and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Lena Fannin Osborne, preceded him in death Jan 4, 1973. Surviving are a son, Lexter Osborne, Springfield, OH; six sisters, Mildred Davis, Jonacy, KY, Gaynell Tackett, Prestonsburg, Lucy Riley, Erie, PA, Kate Osborne, Virgie, Mary Williamson, Whitehouse, and Verlie Moore, Charleston, WV; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 7 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Ferlon officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery, Richardson, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

    
PICKLESIMER, Charles
1959-1980
Charles C. Picklesimer, 21, Milford Center, OH, died Sunday, Oct 12, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Picklesimer was born June 9, 1959 in Murfreesboro, TN, the son of Bobby Picklesimer, Sr., and Deloris Williams Picklesimer. He was employed as a mechanic for Picklesimer Sohio. Also surviving are a daughter, Christina Marlene Picklesimer, Marysville, OH, a brother, Bobby Picklesimer, Jr., tow sisters, Mrs. Phil (Mary) Harbold and Cindy Picklesimer, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Picklesimer, all of Milford Center, OH. Funeral services were held in Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville with Rev. Lowell Peterson officiating. Burial was in Milford Center Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

  
RANDOLPH, Betty (Mayes)
1913-1980
Betty Randolph, 67, died Sunday, October 5, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. She was born June 14, 1913, in Lee County, the daughter of Price and Belle Mann Mayes, and was a resident of Orlando, FL. Surviving are a son, Price Hager, Sr., Paintsville, and a daughter, Phyllis Morrison, Orlando, FL; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

  
SKAGGS, Mattie (Curtis)
1906-1980
Mattie Curtis Skaggs, 74, died Monday, Oct 13, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Skaggs was born June 16, 1906 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Tom and Laura Skaggs. She was a resident of Martha and a member of the Flat Gap Enterprise Church. Surviving are two sons, James C. Curtis, Columbus, OH and Harold Curtis, Shawnee Hill, OH; two daughters, Goldie King, Marysville, OH and Gretta Gillum, Urbana, OH; a brother, Jay Skaggs, Marysville, OH, one sister, Lilly Blankenship, Olive Hill; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct 15, in New Salem Enterprise Baptist church, Martha, with Paul Keaton and Hager Kelly officiating. Burial was in Curtis Cemetery, Martha, with Jones-Preston funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 22, 1980

    
TACKETT, George
1921-1980
George Tackett, 58, died Sunday, October 19, at Riceville as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Tackett was born December 16, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of W. H. and Jennie Blankenship Tackett. He was a resident of Riceville. Surviving are his wife, Glenna Blanton Tackett, two sons, Wiley Tackett, Iveyton, KY, and Michael Tackett, Michigan, a step son, Phillip Jackson, Leander, a daughter, Betty Holbrook, Michigan, three step daughters, Susie Auxier, Hager Hill, Phyliss Scott and Teresa Medlin, Swamp Branch. Also surviving are three brothers, Henry Tackett, London, OH, Ellis Tackett, Florida, and Leonard Tackett, Franklin Furnace, OH; two sisters, Ruby Poe, Spring Port, MI, and Josie Fitchpatrick, Franklin Furnace, OH; seven grandchildren and ten step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Hubert Slone and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in Swamp Branch Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1980

   
WHITT, Jackie
1945-1980
Jackie Ray Whitt, 35, died Wednesday, October 1, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Whitt was born May 18, 1945 in Logan Co., WV, the son of Cecil and Jane Farley Whitt. He was a resident of Thelma and served in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. Surviving are his wife, Belva Jo Childers Whitt; his mother, Jane Whitt of Chapmanville, WV; 2 brothers, James Lee Whitt of Vermillion, OH and Carl Edward Whitt of Yolen, WV; 2 sisters, Verna M. Conley of Chapmanville, WV and Blanche Conley of Ashtabula, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joseph Stump and Elder Kelly Lowery officiating. Burial was in Childers Cemetery at Hammond with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1980

     
WILCOX, Pat (Music)
1938-1980
Mrs. Pat Wilcox died Sunday Oct 5 in her Loveland, OH home. She was born in Johnson County, Oct 21, 1938, the daughter of W. H. (Bill) and Ivel Stapleton Music of Pamona Park, FL. Survivors include her parents, her husband, Ernest Wilcox; four sons, Michael Wayne of Cincinnati, OH, Timothy Karl, Cushing, OK, Robert Lee and Brian Keith, at home; one daughter, Robin Lynn at home; two step sons, Roger Lowell of Marrow, OH and Guy Russell of Sitllwater, OK; one stepdaughter, Nancy Scott, Pierceton, IN, one brother, Charles Henry, of Somerset, OH; two sisters, Olga Irene Daniels, Covington, and Laverne Reynolds, Glascow, VA. She was preceded in death by one son. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct 8 at Tufts Funeral Home in Loveland. Burial was in Miamiville Cemetery, Miamiville, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

   
WILLIAMS, Reginia (Frail
1914-1980
Reginia (Gena) Frail Williams, 66, died Sunday, October 26, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was born October 5, 1914 in Putnam Co., WV, the daughter of J. Howard and Edna Gates Frail. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired merchant, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Bartram Williams, who she married September 2, 1933, in Prestonsburg, a son, James Kenneth Williams, and a granddaughter, Temphra Jean Slone, both of Paintsville; a brother, James H. Frail, Jr., Tampa, FL; and two sisters, Mrs. Eileen Gambill and Mrs. Mildred Armstrong, Daytona Beach, FL. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 29, in First United Methodist Church with Graham Abbott and Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Bo Burton, Bill Maratin, Jess Songer, George Branham, Ralph Preston, Roy VanHoose and David Jones. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1980


 
NOVEMBER - 1980


    

   
AUXIER, Frank
1913-1980
Frank Auxier, 66, died Monday, November 10, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Auxier was born November 27, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Tobe and Bell Preston Auxier. He was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mae Conley Auxier; 2 sons, Paul and David Auxier; 2 daughters, Ora Lee Hayslette and Carol Williams, Paintsville; 2 brothers, Sam Auxier, Paintsville, and Edgar Auxier, East Point; a sister, Lottie Delong, Hager Hill; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster and Richard Williams officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery, Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19. 1980

   
BLAIR, Dora (Whitaker)
1896-1980
Dora Whitaker Blair, 84, died Sunday, November 9, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Blair was born June 25, 1896 in Floyd County, the daughter of James and Rebecca Puckett Whitaker. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, William Rex Blair, preceded her in death in 1978. Surviving are four sons, Marvin Blair of Warsaw, IN, William Blair, Jr., of Paintsville, Morris Blair of Middleton, OH, and Elroy Blair, West Van Lear; three daughters,  Martha Shell, West Van Lear, Mary VanHoose of McGuffey, OH, and Margie Robinette, Van Lear; a sister, Marie Blair, Leander; 28 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 12, in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Eddie Young, Scott Castle, and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery, West Van Lear, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

   
BLANTON, Elder Eddie
1945-1980
Elder "Eddie" Blanton, 34, died Monday, Nov 24, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Nov 27, 1945 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Albert Blanton and Florence Weddington Blanton, of Denver. He was employed as a truck driver and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Florence Blanton; his wife, Sandra Arms Blanton; one daughter, Janette Alleen Blanton, 10, Nippa; two brothers, Kenneth Blanton, West Liberty and Bill Blanton, New Carlisle, OH; two sisters, Janet McCarty, Jeffersonville, OH and Blanche Pelphrey, Denver. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov 27 in Liberty Baptist Church, Denver, with Rev. Carl Baldridge and Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery, Denver, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1980

   
BLANTON, Michael
19+61-1980
Michael Eugene Blanton, 19, died suddenly Monday, November 10, at his Blaine residence.  Mr. Blanton was born August 20, 1961, in Columbus, OH. He was assistant manager of the Bonanza Steak House and served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his parents, Jim and May Colvin Blanton, Blaine, and three sisters, Mrs. Faye McGee, OH, Mrs. Phyllis Gamble of Blaine and Mrs. Joan Hill of Louisa. Funeral services held Wednesday, November 12, in Oil Springs United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery at Win with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

   
BURCHETT, Dave
1911-1980
Dave Burchett, 69, died Saturday, November 1, in Bardstown, KY. Mr. Burchett was born February 20, 1911 in Johnson County. Surviving are two sons, James E. Burchett, Florida, and Donald Burchett, Ligonier, IN; two daughters, Linda Jenkins, Ligonier, and Betty Price, Bardstown; three sisters, Meurtie Wells and Marilyn Wells, Columbus, OH and Rose Magin, New Port News, VA and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in Lacy Burchett Cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

  
CASTLE, Loucinda (Ward)
1884-1980
Funeral services held Friday, November 21, for Mrs. Loucinda Castle, 96. Mrs. Castle died Wednesday, November 19, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born April 7, 1884, in Johnson County, daughter of Philip and Barbara Gibbs Ward. She was a resident of Tutor Key and a member of Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Dow Castle, preceded her in death September 11, 1939. Surviving are a son, Ermal Salem Castle, of Gallatin, TN; two daughters, Fannie Pruitt of Tutor Key and Sylvia Stacy, of Fairborn, OH; 12 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1980

  
CASTLE, Mary (Horne)
1902-1980
Mrs. Mary Castle, 78, died Thursday, November 27, in Patty Clay Hospital, Richmond, after a two week illness. Mrs. Castle was born November 6, 1902 in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Belle Conley Horne. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Sherman Castle died in 1953.  Surviving are 2 sons, Charles Castle of Dallas, TX and Clarence Castle of Dayton, OH; 4 daughters, Mrs. Shirley (Julia) Wells, of Louisa, Mrs. Jesse (Gracie) Cordial and Mrs. Eugene (Margarette) Davis of Sitka and Mrs. Robert (Juanita) Ambos of Dayton OH; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 29, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. C. C. Hall and Scott Castle. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1980

   
DANIELS, Lincoln
1910-1980
Lincoln H. “Shrimp” Daniels, 70, died Saturday, November 15, at his Auxier home. Mr. Daniels was born February 19, 1910, in Johnson County, the son of Charley and mary Fitch Daniels. He was a member of the Auxier Methodist Church and Past Master of East Point Lodge 657 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Litz Daneils, who he married November 4, 1933 in Floyd County, a son and daughter, James Howard Daniels and Betty Curnutte, Auxier; one brother, Charles Daniels, and four sisters, Zora Meade, Janivia Whitlock, Princena Daniel and Sola Blevins, all of Ashland; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18, in Auxier Methodist Church with Ewell Simmons officiating. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery, Auxier, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1980

    
FAIRCHILD, Eugene
1914-1980
Eugene Fairchild, 66, died Tuesday, Nov 18, in Audubon Hospital, Louisville. Mr. Fairchild was born Sep 8, 1914 in Johnson Co., the son of Jim and Lu Howard Fairchild, Van Lear. He was a resident of Louisville and a retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways. Surviving are his mother, Lu Fairchild, his wife, Erie Blanton Fairchild; eight sons, Gale, Harold, James, Delmer, Euel, and Denzel Fairchild, Oil Springs, Gary, Sitka and Elwood, Louisville; six daughters, Donna Conley, Diane Fairchild and Jewell Salyer, Oil Springs, Loretta Holden, Louisville, Carol Shew, Chicago, IL, and Virginia Craft, Meally; one brother, Bennie Fairchild, Oak Hill, OH; five sisters, Malta Blair, Alma McCarty, June Blair, and Margie Fairchild, Paintsville, and May Lemaster, Thealka; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov 21, in Low Gap United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery, Oil Springs, Paintsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1980

    
FITZPATRICK, Jerry
1885-1980
Jerry Fitzpatrick, 95, died Monday, November 3, at the home of his daughter, Lizzie Borders, Louisa, after an extended illness. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born October 12, 1885, in Lawrence County, the son of John and Elimine Smith Fitzpatrick. His wife, Bernice VanHoose Fitzpatrick preceded him in death in 1976.  Surviving are 3 sons, Jerry Lee Fitzpatrick of Louisa, Willie Abe Fitzpatrick of Green Springs, OH, Loyal Fitzpatrick of Columbus, OH; 5 daughters, Wanda Boyd, Francis Boyd, And Elizabeth Borders and Helen Blankenship all of Louisa and Elimine Boyd of Columbus, OH; 34 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 5, at the home of Lizzie Borders with William Harshbarger officiating. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery at Patrick, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

   
GREEN, Lucille
1932-1980
Lucille Green, 47, died Saturday, Nov 8, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Green was born Dec 11, 1932, in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam and Gracie Castle Green. She was a resident of Lowmansville, an employee of Castle Fork Rest Home, and a member of Locust Grove United Baptist church. Surviving are her father, Sam Green; two brothers, Gene and Taylor Litteral, Ashland, and a sister, Matilda Perkins, Thelma. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov 11, in Locust Grove United Baptist Church with Buell Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Castle Family Cemetery, Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1980

   
HOLBROOK, Faye (Green)
1907-1980
Services were held, Monday at Paintsville for Mrs. Faye Holbrook, 73, who succumbed November 1, at her home after an extended illness. The Paintsville resident, widow of Fred B. Holbrook, was a retired teacher, with years of service to the city school system. She was born May 5, 1907, at Edgarton, WV, the daughter of J. M. and Georgia Frazier Green. She was active in the Mayo Methodist Church.  Survivors include a son, Fred Holbrook, Jr. of Paintsville; 2 grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Inskip of Decatur, GA; 2 brothers, Paul Green of Phillippi, WV and Thomas Green of Flatwoods. Rev,. Fred Wiles and Rev. Sam Glenn officiated at services in Mayo Memorial.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Ashland. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1980

   
MEEK, Arnold
1932-1980
Arnold Meek, 48, died Monday, Nov 10, in VA Hospital, Huntington, WV after an extended illness. Mr. Meek was born Feb 22, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of Robert J. and Ida Meek. He was a resident of Boons Camp and a steel worker. Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Orville Meek, Taylor, MI, Earl Meek, Columbus, OH, and Elmer Meek, Flat Rock, MI; three sisters, Delilah Amburn, Fairborn, OH, Della Robinson and Carolyn Ward, Boons Camp. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov 13, in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Earl Muncy, Arthur Preece and Glenn Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Meek Family cemetery, Boons Camp, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1980

   
MEEK, Francis (Ramsey)
1927-1980
Francis “Frankie” Meek, 53, died Thursday, November 27, at her King Addition home. Born September 2, 1927, in Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late P. W. Ramsey and Ruie Wheeler Ramsey, Whitesburg, and was a member of Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Bob Meek, one son, Walt Meek, Paintsville, two brothers, John and Joe Ramsey, Whitesburg, and two sisters, Anna Lee Meade, Paintsville and Jean Hammock, Tulsa, OK. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 29, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Fred Wiles and Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1980

  
PENNINGTON, Ronald
1906-1980
Ronald E. Pennington, died Friday, November 21, in Fayette Memorial Hospital, Washington Court House, OH. Mr. Pennington was born November 8. 1906, at Elna, the son of William Riley and Elizabeth Cantrell Pennington. Surviving are his wife, Delia Fyffe Pennington; four sons, Eudell, Bronard, Charlie, and James Pennington, all of Washington Court House; three daughters, Nova Pennington and Judy Penrod, Washington Court House, and Bertha Ison, Columbus, OH; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Alder Chapel United Baptist Church with Elders Euel McKenzie and James Parker officiating. Burial was in Springlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, OH with Porter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

  
RICKMAN, Joe
1891-1980
Joe Rickman, 89, died Saturday, November 29, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington , WV. Mr. Rickman was born January 29, 1891 in Lawrence County, the son of Taze and Callie Rickman. He was a resident of Offutt and a member of the Jehova Witness Church. Surviving are his wife, Gussie Daniels Rickman; 2 sons, Jay Rickman of Thealka, and Paul Rickman of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Bonnie Jean Ward of Offutt; a brother and sister, Paul Rickman of Golden, CO, and Sally McClure of Huntington, WV; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Mike Senivic officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1980

   
ROWLAND, Ida (Williams)
1905-1980
Mrs. Ida Rowland, 75, died Sunday, November 16, at the home of her son, Arnold Rowland, Flat Gap. Mrs. Rowland was born November 16, 1905 in Johnson County, the daughter of E. T. and Minerva Alice VanHoose Williams. She was a resident of Fuget and a resident of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Harrison Rowland, preceded her in death August 10, 1943. Surviving are four sons, Harold, Tyler, TX, Paul of Manassas, VA, Arnold of Flat Gap and Carl of Volga; three brothers, Jesse Williams, Paintsville, Brenford Williams of Winter Haven, FL, Willie Williams, Columbus, OH and two sisters, Mrs. Josie Patrick and Irene Williams, Dayton, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November19, in Fish Trap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1980

  
SAYLOR, Clora (O'Bryan)
1910-1980
Chlora Saylor died at her home in Crown City, OH, November 15, 1980 of an apparent heart attack. She was born September 7, 1910, the daughter of the late Harry and Rosa Salyer O’Bryan of Leander. Mrs. Saylor was married to Herbert May on September 23, 1931. He preceded her in death January 10, 1962.  She later married Corbit Saylor on Mar 30. 1963. He preceded her in death May 30, 1977.  Surviving are 2 sisters and a brother, Mrs. Bessie Spradlin of Harrisburg, OH, Mrs. Edna Salyer of Leander and Wayne O'Bryan of Waverly, OH. Also surviving are two step children, Mrs. Lillian Arnett and Lenvil Saylor of Dayton. Graveside rites were held at the Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Mercerville Site, on November 17. Directions were by the Wilson Funeral Home, Gallipolis, OH Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

   
SPENCER, Estil
1915-1980
Estil "Es" Spencer, 65, died Saturday, Nov 15, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Spencer was born March 13, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of Letcher and Emma Spears Spencer. He was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Dale Spencer; a son, Jimmy Spencer, Columbus, OH, a brother, Perry Spencer, Franklin, OH; one sister, Lizzie Selvage, Paintsville, and one granddaughter, Debbie Jean Spencer, Columbus. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley, Scott Castle and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1980

   
STAFFORD, Julia (Stapleton)
1892-1980
Julia Stafford, 87, died Saturday, November 1, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Stafford was born December 5, 1892 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Emma Ward Stapleton and was a resident of Paintsville.  Her husband, Ray Stafford preceded her in death March 11, 1956.  Surviving are two sons, Paul Martin Stafford of Paintsville and Jack Stafford of Mesa, AZ; two daughters, Imogene Spears of Hager Hill and Dorothy Stafford of Paintsville; a sister, Ridda Finlayson of Lexington; two grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday, November 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Graham Abbott and Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1980

  
TACKETT, Jesse
1899-1980
Jesse Tackett, 81, died Sunday, Nov 9 in Highlands Regional medical Center. Mr. Tackett was born Oct 5, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of Rollie and Fannie Burns Tackett, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Conley Tackett; four sons, Edd, Cincinnati, OH, Bill, Van Lear, Fred and Clarence, Wabash, IN; a daughter, Stella Bowling, Van Lear; four brothers, Andrew, Warsaw, IN, Lonnie and Archie, OH and Richard, Hager Hill; a sister, Malta Tackett, OH; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov 12, in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels and James Crider officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

 
VANHOOSE, Earl
1897-1980
Earl VanHoose, 84, died Monday, November 24, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. VanHoose was born Sept 17, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Life and Tilda Ann Castle VanHoose. He was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Ethel Taylor VanHoose preceded him in death March 6, 1975.  Surviving are 4 sons, Lifis VanHoose of Denver, James, Virgil and Harry VanHoose of Thealka; 6 daughters, Ruby Sadler and Ella Ratliff of Denver, Georgia Lyons of Marion, OH, Christine Clark of Thealka, Mrs. Silas Jeffrey of St. Albans, WV, and Maxine Blankenship. Also, a brother, Fred VanHoose of Denver, a sister, Nellie Taylor of OH; 44 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 27, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1980

  
VARGO, James
1942-1980
James A. Vargo, 38, died Thursday, November 20, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Vargo was born April 6, 1942 in WV. He was a resident of Ulysses, a construction worker and a member of the Jehovah Witness Church. Surviving are his parents, Louis and Etta Price Vargo; his wife, Dottie Blessing Vargo; a daughter, Catrina Lynn Vargo, Ulysses; one brother, Fred Vargo, River, and one sister, Billie Workman, Chestnut. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Meredith Spurlock officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Patrick. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1980

  
WARD, Delbert
1923-1980
Delbert Ward, 56, died Friday, November 7, at his Boons Camp home. Mr. Ward was born December 2, 1923, in Johnson County, the son of the late Steve Ward and Margaret Honeycutt Ward. Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife, Hattie Cline Ward; 2 sons, Clarence Ward of Boons Camp and Leland Ward of Ypsilanti, Mi; 2 daughters, Vivian Ward of Columbus, OH and Penny Ward of Boons Camp; 3 brothers, John Ward of Van Lear, Kermit Ward of Bristolville, OH and Steve Ward of MI; 3 sisters, Oakie Coffman of Plainsville, IN, Alka Shears and Pearl Robinson of Indiana.  Funeral services were held Sunday, November 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Jim Preece, Earl Cassady, and Trigg McCoy officiating. Burial was in Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1980

  
WEBB, Pearl (Short)
1895-1980
Pearl Webb, 85, died Thursday, Nov 20,in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Webb was born Aug 19, 1895, in Johnson County, the daughter of Fred and Louise Akers Short. She was a resident of Ulysses and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, W. L. Webb; a son, Frank Webb, Paintsville; a daughter, Maruel Governor, Titusville, FL; one brother, Luster Short, Meally; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Powers and Mrs. Rosie Music of Meally, and Mrs. Bill Lewis of Baltimore, MD; 4 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ulysses with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1980


 
DECEMBER - 1980


   
  
BAILEY, Richard
1927-1980
Richard J. Bailey, 53, died Wednesday, December 17, in Paintsville Hospital after a sudden illness. Mr. Bailey was born September 27, 1927 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Flat Gap. He was owner and operator of Bailey’s Auto and Camper Center. Surviving are his parents, Charlie and Plura Fyffe Bailey, Flat Gap, and two brothers, Con Bailey, Flat Gap, and Ferrell Bailey, Frenchburg. Funeral services were held Friday, December 19, in Paintsville Funeral Home with J. T. Bailey and Harrison Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

  
BALDRIDGE, Anna (Smith)
1918-1980
Anna Lee Baldridge, 62, died Friday, Dec 12, in Albion Community Hospital, Albion, MI after a lengthy illness. Born May 15, 1918 at Offutt, she was the daughter of Thomas and Matilda Bowens Smith. She had been a resident of Albion since 1961, and was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Baldridge in Aug 1975. Surviving are four sons, Glen Baldridge, Jr., and Rev. George Baldridge, of Homer, MI, Danny Baldridge of Toledo, OH, and James Baldridge at home; two daughters, Mrs. Barney (Helen) Jefferys, of Homer, MI and Mrs. Bill (Marty) Whitt of Albion; two brothers, Carl and Estill Smith, Johnson County; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Laura) Wilbur and Mrs. Clifford (Ruth) Robinett of Albion; 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 16, in Albion Chapel, Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels with Rev. Rik Cryderman officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Albion. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday. December 17, 1980

  
BIAS, Isabelle (Figley)
1903-1980
Isabelle O. Bias, 77 of Gallipolis, OH, died Dec 31 at Paintsville. She was visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allan (Peggy) Perry, at the time of her death. Born in Sistersville, WV, in 1903, Mrs. Bias was the daughter of Ira and Florence McQuiggin Figley. Her father, an oil field driller, had been active in development of several of the oil and gas fields in Easter Kentucky. She was married to Carl Bias, who managed a chain of shoe stores in WV before the couple moved to Gallipolis in 1952 to open their own business. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy, who operates Chandlers Store in Paintsville; another daughter, Mrs. Jack Hudson of Gallipolis; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, James Figley of Ashland and Pat Figley of FL, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Shugrue of FL. Services were held Saturday, Jan 3 in Gallipolis, in the chapel of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.Burial was in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens at Gallipolis. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
BLANTON, Dixie (Blanton)
1909-1980
Mrs. Dixie Blanton, 71, died Saturday, Dec 27, in McCoula Hospital, Oxford, OH. Born Marc 14, 1909 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Walter and Sally Prichard Blanton, and was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Tom Blanton; three daughters, Dorothy Bayes, Camden, OH, Helen Blanton, Belva, WV, and Patsy Green, Brookville, IN; a brother, James Blanton, Scott Depot, WV; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Conley, Staffordsville and Mrs. Mona Rooker, Woodensville, WA; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30, in United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed and E.M. "Buster" Blanton officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery, Win, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

   
BOYD, William S.
1980
William S. (Bucky) Boyd, son of the late G. V. and Clara Boyd of Paintsville, died of a massive heart attack on December 23 at the Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland, CA. He was living in Fairfield, CA. He had served in the United States Air Force and had flown commercially. Also, he worked as an air controller in the United States and in England. Formerly he was a member of the Mayo Memorial Church, the Paintsville Country Club, and other civic organizations in Paintsville. Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two daughters, Lynn Ahlstrom, of Fairfield, CA, and Sarah Kaye Dorsey, Cynthiana; two sons, William R. Boyd, South Carolina and Gerald Boyd serving in the United States Air Force in Australia; a brother, Stuart Boyd, San Diego, CA and a sister, Anna Brown, Lexington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
CASTLE, Minerva (Ward)
1892-1980
Mrs. Minerva Ward Castle, 88, died Tuesday, Dec 30, in her London, OH home after an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born Nov 18, 1892, in Martin County, the daughter of C. C. and Tilda Jane Williamson Ward. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, George Castle. Surviving are five daughters, Thelma Shoemaker, Erie Holstein, and Lorinda Bailey, all of London, OH, Neva Lee Arthur and Elva Ellen Castle of NY; two brothers, Oakley Ward of River, and Ora Ward of Ashville, OH; two sisters, Gypsey Lemaster of Hager Hill and Iona Booth of Decota, WV, and several grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 2 in Chestnut Freewill Baptist Church with Isaac Rowland and Clyde Bowling officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Lemaster Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
CHILDERS, John
1890-1980
John Childers, 90, died Wednesday, December 24, in his Whitehouse home. Mr. Childers was born May 9, 1890, in Lawrence County, the son of Jack Childers. His wife, Elsie Childers died November 1, 1977. Surviving are 3 sons, Arthur Childers of Dawson Springs, KY, Walter and Clyde of Dayton, OH; 6 daughters, Bebe Pack of Whitehouse, Pearl Williams and Jo Whitt of Thelma, Evelyn Beckett of Chapmanville, W VA, Annett Stumbo of Columbus, OH and Lillian Meek of Dayton, OH; 31 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Kelly Lowery and Rev. Clyde Bowling officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

  
COBURN, Rilda (Watson)
1923-1980
Rilda Turner Coburn, 57, died Wednesday, December 24, at her Van Lear home. Mrs. Coburn was born September 7, 1923, in Knott County, the daughter of Leck and Julia Owens Watson. Surviving are her husband, Ellis Coburn, four sons, Lloyd Turner, Cincinnati, Boyd, Rodney and Dean Turner, Van Lear; a daughter, Kathy Holbrook, Paintsville; three brothers, Lovell Watson, Hazard, Crofuss Watson, Caney, and Otis Watson, Knott County; and two sisters, Louriana Hall, Dema and Esta Terry, Floyd County. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Dema with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

   
DAVIS, Frank
1904-1980
Frank Davis, 76, died Tuesday, Dec 2, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, after an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born Sep 28, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Lon and Rosella Webb Davis. He was a resident of Ulysses, formerly of Van Lear, a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Emma Clark Davis, preceded him in death July 29, 1980. Surviving are a son, William Arthur Davis, Flatwoods; two daughters, Margaret Arrowood, Meally and Bertha Franklin, Thealka; one brother, Lon C. Davis, West Van Lear; three sisters, Elizabeth Webb and Laura Mollett, Van Lear, and Ella Cranford, NC; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 4, in United Baptist church at Buffalo with Elders Jarrett Cordle, Arthur Preece and Elzie Banks officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

   
DUNNAGAN, Beatrice (George)
1910-1980
Beatrice Dunnagan, 70, died Monday, Dec 29, in her East Point home. Mrs. Dunnagan was born Nov 14, 1910, in Floyd County, the daughter of Lonnie and Mary Stephens George. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Dunnagan; three daughters, Alma Music, Dayton, OH, Irene Kirk, Huntington, WV, and Mary Butcher, Miamisburg, OH; three brothers, Alex and Herman George, Mount Sterling and Jack George, Columbus, OH; five sisters, Nina Lilly, Thelma, Opal Miller, Prestonsburg, Eva Buck, Alpine, TN, Margie Akers, Calhoun, GA, and Oakie Payne, Gaston, OR; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great- great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Reynolds and Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
FAIRCHILD, Lyda (VanHoose)
1887-1980
Mrs. Lyda VanHoose Fairchild, 93, died Friday, December 26, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Fairchild was born December 9, 1887, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Lou Wellman VanHoose. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence “Tuck” Fairchild, two sons, Wilburn Fairchild, Oil Springs and Edward Fairchild, Thealka; a daughter, Mrs. Lila Mae Clifton, Van Lear; two brothers, Guy VanHoose, tutor Key and Hansel VanHoose, Wittensville, two sisters, Mrs. Gypsie Meadows, Tutor Key and Mrs. Fannie Castle, Louisa; 14 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dece30, in United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed and E. M. “Buster” Blanton officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery, Win, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

  
FAIRCHILD, Minnie (Ward)
1915-1980
Minnie Fairchild, 65, died Thursday, December 2, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Fairchild was born August 21, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Isaac and Hattie Selvage Ward. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Troy Fairchild, preceded her in death July 2, 1975. Surviving are 6 daughters, Lorraine Dye of Hager Hill, Neva Sparks, Lois Moore and Eunice Johnson of Paintsville, Murrell Hampton of Urbana, OH and Geneva Mullins of Dayton, OH; 3 step daughters, Imogene Faukner, Ann Murray and Maxine Blanton, all of Paintsville; 25 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in family cemetery, Hager Hill, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

   
FIDLER, Myrtle (Rice)
1897-1980
Myrtle Rice Fidler, 83, died Monday, December 29, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Fidler was born Nove1, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of Sherman and Emma Price Rice. She was a resident of Swamp Branch, a retired school teacher and a member of the Baptist Church.  Her husband, Sherwood Fidler, preceded her in death.  Surviving are a brother, Sherman Rice, Jr.; 5 sisters, Prudence Rice of Louisa, Lucy Wilkins of Mt. Hope, WV, Evelyn Barker and Gladys Bailey of Lexington and Ruth Meek of Paintsville.  Funeral services were held Thursday, January 1 in the First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Swamp Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
GULLETT, Neva (VanHoose)
1980
Neva Gullett, 83, died Sunday, Dec 14, in University Hospital, Louisville. Mrs. Gullett was born in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam and Louverna Daniel VanHoose, and was a resident of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Town Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

  
HOLBROOK, William
1950-1980
William (Bill) Holbrook, 30 died Saturday, December 13, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, after a brief illness. Mr. Holbrook was born November 1, 1950, in Magoffin County, the son of Marvin and Elizabeth Holbrook Adams. He was a resident of Sitka and a police officer for the City of Paintsville. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Lynn Griswold Holbrook, a son, James Scott Holbrook, at home, his grandmother, Fronia Risner, Sitka; and one sister, Mary Puckett. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 16, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tobe Wheeler and Ricky Powers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Junior Holbrook, Earl Puckett, Jim Smith, Doug Wallen, Bill Jarrell, Ross Spears and Jack Music. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1980

   
LAUDERMITT, Brice
1980-1980
Brice Allen Laudermilt, infant son of Greg and Claudette Rowland Laudermilt, Paintsville, died Sunday, November 30, in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are his maternal grandparents, Claude and Connie Meek Rowland, Whitehouse, and paternal grandparents, Paul and Janet Caruthers Brown. Graveside services were held Monday, December 1, in Rowland Family cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1980

  
LITTLE, Ervin
1912-1980
Ervin Little 68, died Friday, December 12, in McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Little was born December 4, 1912, in Wheelwright, the son of T. J. Little and Mary Mosley Little. He was a resident of Lower Burton, Bypro, KY, a retired employee of Inland Steel and Island Creek, and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Russell Little; four sons, Stephen Little, Lexington, Ronald Little, Bowling Green, Ervin James Little, Millard, and Donald Little, Pikeville; one step son, Jerry Simpson, Hager Hill; three daughters, Darlene Rossi, Bowling Green, Betty Ann Little, Lexington, and Carolyn Branham, Betsy Layne; and two brothers, Northern Little, Lexington and Sterling Little, Roanoke, VA. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, in Pentecostal Church of God, Bypro, with Curtis Johnson officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Tom Ducina, Curtis Johnson, Willie Rainey, Charlie Rollins, Luther Russell and Ray Dempsy. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1980

   
LOWE, Thursa (Edwards)
1980
Mrs. Thursa Lowe, 79, died Friday, December 19, in Morgan County Hospital, West Liberty. Mrs. Lowe was born in Johnson County, the daughter of Charley and Liz Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Lowe. Surviving are three sons, Arlie Lowe, Staffordsville, Jim Lowe, West Liberty, and Johnny Lowe, Florida; a daughter, Elizabeth Sadler, West Liberty, OH; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

   
LYON, Fred
1913-1980
Fred Lyon, 67, died suddenly, Monday, December 15, at his Red Bush home. Mr. Lyon was born July 9, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of James and Margaret Fyffe Lyon. Surviving are five brothers, James Lyon, Ohio, Lloyd and Elza Lyon, Westerville, OH, Earl Lyon, Plain City, OH and Carl Lyon, Blaine, and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Manley, Tennessee. Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 17, in Skaggstown Cemetery with Lafe Skaggs officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

    
MOLES, Otto
1980
Otto Moles, 80, died Monday, Dec 29, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Moles was born in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Belle Music Moles. He was a resident of East Point and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Webb Moles; five daughters, Betty Johnson, Neon, Geraldine Conley, Nicholasville, Marguerite Roberts, Wittensville, Dottie Kestner, Paintsville and Nancy Lancaster, Georgetown; three brothers, Bill Moles, East Point, Edgar Moles, Lexington, and Floyd Moles, Little Hocking, OH; a sister, Martha Leake, IN; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in Highland memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
MORGAN, Wayne
1943-1980
Wayne Morgan, 37, died Saturday, December 20, at his Hager Hill home. Mr. Morgan was born April 11, 1943, in Beckley, WV the son of Orville Ross and Glenna Faye Miller Morgan. He was a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church and was self-employed as an upholsterer. Surviving are his wife, Dixie Runyon Morgan; three sons, James Michael and Jonathan Mark Morgan, at home; and Jeffery Wayne Morgan, Sitka; a daughter, Joanna Mae Morgan, at home; and one grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

  
OWENS, Corbit
1917-1980
Corbit Owens, 63, died Monday, December 22, in his Oil Springs home. Born Oct 2, 1917 in Johnson County, he was the son of Lee and Mary Cook Owens, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nettie Meade Owens; five sons, Scotty, Bobby, Troy, Jessee, and Mike, all of Oil Springs; two daughters, Josephine Salyers, Springfield, OH, and Judy Hatfield, Staffordsville; three brothers, Edgar and Walter Owens, Oil Springs, and Dallas Owens, Relief; and two sisters, Edith Barker and Allie Jackson, Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 25, in Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Dick VanHoose and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 30, 1980

  
PATRICK, Mayme (Combs)
1898-1980
Mayme Patrick, 82, died Wednesday, December 5, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Patrick was born November 14, 1898, in Floyd County, the daughter of Charles B. and Dora B. Howard Combs. She was a resident of Leander and a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Hershell Patrick died May 9, 1976.  Surviving are a son, Hershell Jackson Patrick of New Carlisle, OH; 2 daughters, Anna Louise Snyder of New Comerstown, OH and Eleanor Robinson of East Point; a brother, Virgil Combs of East Point; 3 sisters, Dora Lou Crider of Lexington, Anna Stapleton of Springfield, OH, and Olive Behrle of Cincinnati, OH; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with T. L. Biggs officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

  
PRESTON, Bert
1898-1980
Bert Preston, 82, died Wednesday, Dec 17, in St. Joe's Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Mr. Preston was born September 1, 1898, in Johnson Co., the son of Jay B. and Amanda VanHoose Preston. He was a resident of Ypsilanti, MI, a retired miner, and a member of the Toms Creek United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Fanny E. Castle Preston; 2 sons, James D. and Jerry V. Preston of Ypsilanti; 3 brothers, Guff and Clell Preston of Tutor Key, and John Preston of Columbus, OH; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, in Toms Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Charles Price and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

   
RAMEY, Fairy
1900-1980
Fairy Ramey, 80, died Friday, Dec 19, in Columbus, OH after a brief illness. Born Mar 2, 1900 in Johnson County, he was a member of the Cannon Chapel Methodist Church, and a retired employee of Brookside Golf Course. Surviving are his wife, Zella Salyer Ramey; a son, William D. Ramey, Columbus, three brothers, Cleston Ramey, Fairborn, OH, Rhube Ramey, Milford City, OH, and Dallas Ramey, Richmond, VA; a sister, Nancy Ervin, FL; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 22 in Cannon Chapel Methodist Church with Fred Wyles officiating. Burial was in Ramey Cemetery, Volga, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

   
RATLIFF, Joyce Ann
1980
Joyce Ann Ratliff, infant daughter of Dwayne and Teresa Stackpole Ratliff, Columbus, OH, died Friday, December 12, in Highland Regional Medical Center. She is also survived by a sister, Crystal Gail, 20 months. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Clifford Trimble and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1980

   
RUSSELL, Ed
1886-1980
Ed Russell, 94, died Tuesday, December 23, in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born July 29, 1886, in Lawrence County, he was the son of David and Laura Miller Russell. He was a resident of Van Lear; a retired miner, and a member of the Philadelphia Church of Christ and vice president of UMWA at Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Rose Haus Russell, who he married September 2, 1915 in Catlettsburg; two sons, Luther Russell, West Van Lear, and Ed Russell, Jr., St. Clare Shores, MI, a daughter Elizabeth Russell Little, Bypro, KY, one brother, Ran Russell, Lebanon, OH, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 26, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Bobby Branham, Danny Davis, Steve Little, Luther Russell, Jr., Roger Russell, and Jerry Simpson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

  
SALYER, Lucy (Gullett)
1889-1980
Lucy Salyer, 91, died Thursday, December 11, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Salyer was born September 9, 1889, in Sandy Hook, the daughter of Mose and Polly Arnett Gullett. She was a resident of Staffordsville and had been a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church since 1926. Surviving are a son, Joseph Eristus Salyer, St. Petersburg, FL and a grandson, Don Salyer, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in Salyer Cemetery, Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1980

  
SAMMONS, June (Dills)
1914-1980
Meally resident, June Dills Sammons, 66, died Monday, December 22, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mrs. Sammons was born in Johnson County, March 26, 1914, the daughter of Thomas and Jenatta Fitch Dills, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Russell Sammons, preceded her in death August 3, 1979. Surviving are a son, Russell L. Sammons, Cincinnati, OH, three daughters, Charlene Spriggs and Arlene Sammons, Dayton, OH, and Geraldine Spruell, Marietta, GA, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

   
SPENCER, George
1916-1980
George Spencer, 64, died Wednesday, December 10, in his Paintsville home. Mr. Spencer was born April 16, 1916, the son of Dick and Reecie Bell Montgomery Spencer. His wife, Mildred Spencer, preceded him in death April 20, 1977.  Surviving are four sons, Edd, Richard, David and Steve Spencer of Paintsville; five daughters, Diana Pack of Winchester, Beatrice Sergent and Janice Houston of Paintsville, Penny Fairchild of Sitka, and Carolyn Hitchcock of Wittensville; one sister, Lizzie Castle of Paintsville; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services held Friday, December 12 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Henry green officiating. Burial was in Spencer Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17. 1980

   
VANHOOSE, Bridget (McCoart)
1903-1980
Bridget VanHoose, 77, died Monday, December 29 in Paintsville Hospital.  Mrs. VanHoose was born April 25, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Anna Wills McCoart. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy VanHoose; two daughters, Patsy Miller, Paintsville and Mary Jo Blackburn, Pikeville. Funeral services held Wednesday, December 31 in St. Michael Church with David Shockey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1981

   
WARD, James
1949-1980
James Everett Ward, 31, died Friday, December 5, at Davis Branch, Paintsville.  Mr. Ward was born March 12, 1949 in Johnson County, son of the late Walter Ward and Clara Bowen Ward and was a resident of River. Surviving are his mother, Clara Ward; his wife, Shela Salyers Ward; a son and daughter, James, Jr. and Kathy Ellen Ward, of River; four brothers, Elmer Ward of Paintsville, Logan and Clyde Ward of Meally, and Walter Ward of FL; five sisters, Anna Lee Colgrove and Helen Cornell of FL, Lorraine Miller of Paintsville, Kathalene Browning of WV and Carma Lee Spears of OH. Funeral services held Tuesday, December 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

  
WARD, Vinnie (Fitz)
1892-1980
Mrs. Vinnie Ellen Ward, 88, died Saturday, December 27, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Ward was born November 22, 1892 in Richardson, KY, the daughter of Mack and Zetta Boyd Fitz. She was a Boons Camp resident and member of the Church of Christ.  Her husband, William Jeff Ward preceded her in death May 6, 1935.  Surviving are 2 sons, Jeff "Tag" Ward of Williamsport and John P. Ward of Boons Camp; 3 daughters, Shirley Davis of Paintsville, Alberta Lent of Locust Grove, VA, and Betty Walters of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30, in Church of Christ, Meally, with Herschell Short and Jerry Scott officiating.  Burial was in John C. Ward Cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

   
WHEELER, John
1916-1980
John E. Wheeler, 64, died Saturday, December 20, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Wheeler was born February 13, 1916, in Magoffin County, the son of G. M. and Dela Adams Wheeler. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired businessman and a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maureen Hereford Wheeler; two sons, John E. Wheeler, Jr., Prestonsburg, and Thomas Hereford Wheeler, Mayfield, KY; two daughters, Mrs. Lenora Leslie, Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Katy Boston, Louisville, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cox and Mrs. Eva Meade, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22, in First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Hereford Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Milt Preston, Raymond Lyons, Martin Lyons, James “Red” Corall, Bill “Perk” Litteral, Rex Lemaster, William Martin, Millard Vance, Paul Prater and Harry Donald Trimble. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1980

  
WHEELER, Troy
1910-1980
Troy "Hoss" Wheeler, 70, died Wednesday, Dec 24. Mr. Wheeler was born Aug 9, 1910 in Magoffin County, the son of O. S. and Fannie Lemaster Wheeler. He was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Leona Brown Wheeler; a daughter Gayle Daniels, Thealka; two brothers, O. S. Wheeler of Salyersville and Hager Wheeler of Wheelersburg; four sisters, Tessie Dennie, Coleman, MI, Dora Lykins of Cincinnati, OH, Stella Cooper, Cyrus, KY and Anna Harris, Wheelersburg; three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose, John R. Conley and Clarence Music officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

    
WILLIAMS, Tom
1900-1980
Tom Williams, 80, died Friday, December 5, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Williams was born February 7, 1900 in Johnson County, the son of Alex and Susan Bayes Williams. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek, a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Alice Lemaster Williams, who he married December 5, 1918; 4 sons, Everett of Wittensville, Arnold of Flat Gap, Larry of Columbus, OH, and Tommy of Barnetts Creek; 6 daughters, Venus Kibby, Agnus Airy and Georgene Brown all of Baltimore, MD, Sally Davis of Winchester, Geraldine Davis of Chandlersville and Carol Fairchild of Oil Springs; 1 brother, Taylor Williams of Grayson; 21 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, in Oil Springs United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, Rutherford Blair, James Dennie Spradlin, Charles Price, and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Win, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1980

  
WRIGHT, Blucher
1914-1980
Blucher Wright, 65, died Wednesday, Dec 24, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Wright was born in Johnson County, Oct 1, 1914 the son of Merida and Liddia Fyffe Wright. He was a resident of Georgetown, an employee of McLouth Steel, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his mother, Liddia Wright; his wife, Florence Wellman Wright, a son and daughter, Kenneth and Linda Wright; Georgetown; four brothers, Luther Wright, Flat Gap, James and Murl Wright, Reynoldsburg, OH, and Dean Wright, Lexington; five sisters, Eulah Brickley, Taylor, MI, Shirley Wright and Jean Wright, Keaton, Kathleen Phillips, Gahanna, OH, and Mary Goodwin, Lincoln Park, MI; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Keaton with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1980

    
YOUNG, Terie
1890-1980
Terie Young, 90, died Wednesday, December 10, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Young was born August 25, 1890, in Johnson County, the daughter of John R. and Samantha Daniels. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Tom M. Young preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons, Leroy and Roger Young of Ypsilanti, Mi; 4 daughters, Delphia Hewlett of Van Lear, Juanita Oatts of Hokenwold, TN, Julia Eakins of Ypsilanti, MI, and Hope McKenzie of Springfield, OH; 26 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1980


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