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JANUARY - 1981

   
  
ALLEN, Joseph Woodrow
1916-1981
Joseph Woodrow Allen, 64, died Thursday, January 8, in Ann Arbor Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, after an extended illness. Mr. Allen was born June 1, 1916, in Magoffin County, the son of Sammy and Susie Salyers Allen. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired teacher. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Woodrow Allen, Brunswick, OH and Joseph Sherman Allen, Texas; two brothers, Sam Allen Paintsville and Theodore Allen, Vanceburg, KY, two sisters, Phinetta Pickens, Westland, MI, and Rhena Jane Swinney, Greenville, KY; ant three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 12 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley Jones officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Doverd Swinney, Billy Swinney, Stuart Gibbs, Marshall Street, Anthony Wayne Allen and Johnny Lewis Allen. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
BLACKBURN, Sola (Osborne)
1907-1981
Funeral services were held Friday, January 16, in Little Paint Church of God for Sola Blackburn, 73. Mrs. Blackburn died Wednesday, January 14, in Highland Regional Medical Center. She was born February 28, 1907, in Floyd County, the daughter of Grandville and Julia Haywood Osborne. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the Church of god. Her husband, Joe Blackburn, preceded her in death February 4, 1969. Surviving are a son, Lloyd Blackburn, East Point; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Roy Tincher officiated at services with burial following in the Joe Balckburn Cemetery, East Point, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
BLAIR, Hebern
1913-1981
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3, for Herbern “Hebe” Blair, 67, who died December 31, in Central Baptist Hospital. Mr. Blair was born February 2, 1913, in Johnson County, the son of Bosher and Mirtie Salyer Blair. He was a resident of Denver, an employee of C & O Railroad and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Melba Blair Blair; 2 sons, Hebern Manis and Davis Elwood Blair both of Denver; 2 brothers, Jimmy Blair of Columbus, OH and Ellis Blair of Dayton, OH; 3 sisters, Tisha Hall of Troy, OH, Christine Ziegler of Columbus, OH and Bernice May of Leander; 5 grandchildren. Elders James H. Blair, B. C. Ferguson, Ruford Blair and Jerry Colvin officiated at services in Beechwall United Baptist Church. Burial was in Sam Blair Cemetery, Denver, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
BLAIR, Maltie (May)
1908-1981
Maltie May Blair, 72, died Thursday, January 8 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born May 8, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of Ballard and Minnie Spradlin May. She was a resident of Denver and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Cyrus Blair, preceded her in death February 17, 1975.  Surviving are 3 sons, Demart Blair of Centerville, OH, Cyrus Blair, Jr. of Dayton, OH, and Howard Blair of St. Paris, OH; 3 daughters, Ailiene Kestner of Hager Hill, Martha Caudill of Staffordsville and Frances Tanner of Carey, OH; 28 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are 6 brothers, Hammie May of Leander, German May of Ivel, Hargis and Patrick May of Louisa, Arnold May of Paintsville and Theodore May of Wheelersburg, OH; 5 sisters, Virgie O'Bryan of Huntington, WV, Dora Blair of Staffordsville, Alka Nichols of Marion, OH, Omega Hodd of Charlotte, NC and Ruby O'Keef of Indiana. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders James H. Blair, Lonza Reed and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

   
CARPENTER, Dudley
1907-1981
Funeral services were conducted in Ballot Pentecostal Church, Oil Springs, for Dudley Carpenter, 73. Mr. Carpenter died Monday, January 12, in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born October 30, 1907, in Johnson County, he was the son of Eli and Norma Rowe Carpenter. He was a resident of Swamp Branch, a retired miner and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Gibson Carpenter, and his second wife, Gracie Patrick Carpenter. Surviving are a son and three daughters, Leander Carpenter and Okie Mae Conley, Swamp Branch, Opal Jean Marshall, Marion, OH, and Virginia Marshall, Salyersville; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Lee, Newark, OH; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Revs. Melvin Blanton and Adam D. Marshall officiated at services with burial following in the Carpenter Cemetery, Swamp Branch. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

   
CASTLE, Bill
1900-1981
Bill “Jake” Castle, 80, died Saturday, January 17, in Castle Fork Nursing home. Mr. Castle was a resident of Nippa and was born March 10, 1900 in Johnson County. Surviving are a niece, Alberta Castle, Columbus, OH, and a nephew, Jack Preston, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Nippa; with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

    
CASTLE, Edgar
1912-1981
Edgar A. Castle, 68, died Wednesday, Jan 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born Aug12, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of James and Elizabeth Brown Castle. He was a resident of Thealka, a retired miner and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nova Salyers Castle, six sons, Paul E. Castle, Meally, Jerry Castle, Castalia, OH, Jimmy Castle, Reynoldsburg, OH, Roger Castle, Thealka, Gary and Edgar Douglas Castle, Sandusky, OH; five daughters, Jeanetta York, Alice Wright and Elizabeth Darnelle Gast, Fairborn, OH, Doris Ann Preston, Williamsport, and Shirley Jo Arnette of Millington, TN. Also four half brothers, Clyde and Murner Castle, Thealka, Arnold Castle, Cincinnati, OH and Edward George Castle, Portsmouth, OH; two half sisters, Helen Erwin, Mansfield, OH, and Oneida Hill, Baltimore, MD; 31 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan 17, in Concord United Baptist church with Buel Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in the Castle Family Cemetery, Thealka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
CONLEY, Lula (Blanton)
1890-1981
Mrs. Lula Blanton Conley, 90, died Friday, Jan 23, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Conley was born Nov 19, 1890 in Magoffin Co., the daughter of Leonard and Susan McCarty Blanton. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Boyd Conley, preceded her in death, January 23, 1959. Surviving are two sons, Orville Conley, Wilmington, OH, and Clyde Conley of Oil Springs; four daughters, Dixie Cornwell, Mt. Sterling, Jean Rice, Ocean City, MD, Edna Mae Litteral, Oil Springs, and Catherine Hardin, Lexington, a sister, Sally Conley, Oil Springs, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Litteral Cemetery, Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  January 28, 1981

   
CONLEY, Rex
1931-1981
Rex “Dick” Conley, 49, died Saturday, January 3, in Pike County Hospital, Waverly, OH. Mr. Conley was born in Magoffin County August 5, 1931, the son of Lewis and Mary Hunley Conley. He was a resident of Piketon, OH. Surviving are his wife, Mary Borders Conley; his mother, Mary Conley; five sons, Lewis Conley, Waverly, OH, Roger Conley, Columbus, OH, Richard, Danny and James Conley, Piketon, OH; six daughters, Dottie Conley, Columbus, OH, Emma Carmichael, Marango, OH, Loreen Johnson, Michigan, Evelyn Clotine Smith, North Carolina, Dorothy Royster, McDermitt, OH, and Verleen Mitchell, Texas. Also surviving are three brothers, Roy Conley, Hager Hill, Hershell Conley, Lowmansville, and Troy Conley, Barnetts Creek, three sisters, Armathia Lemaster, Paintsville, Opal Faye, Waverly, OH, and Rebecca Cantrell, Waverly, OH and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Revs. Paul Daniel, Don Caudill, and Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

  
CONLEY, Tom
1910-1981
Funeral services for Tom Conley, 70, were conducted Monday, Jan 12, in the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. He died Jan 9 in his Riceville home after a brief illness. Born Dec 17, 1910 in Johnson County, he was the son of William Ballard and Turtle Dove Lemaster Conley. He was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Mae Spears Conley, a son, James David Conley, Riceville, a step son, Paul Spears, Paintsville, three daughters, Rita Hackworth, Riceville, Carolyn Sue Gossman and Melanie Sherman, Carey, OH, two sisters, Lucy Patrick, Salyersville, and Rouie Montgomery, Portsmouth, OH, two grandchildren. Revs. Herbert Arms and Melvin Blanton officiated at services. Burial followed in the Price Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Jan 14, 1981

  
CORDIAL, Jerry
1898-1981
Services were held Friday, Jan 9, for Jerry Cordial, 82, of Flat Gap who died Jan 7, at his home. The son of Sam and Polly Salyers Cordial, he was born in Lawrence County on July 14, 1898. Survivors include two sons, James L. Caudill and William Caudill, and a daughter, Wanda Lee Lemaster Hall, all of Flat Gap. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Elders J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiated at services held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January14, 1981

   
DALE, Irene
1921-1981
Irene Dale, 59, died Tuesday, Jan 20, in Columbus, OH. She was born May 14, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jim and Callie Castle Dale. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Ratliff, Columbus; six sisters, Mae Cundiff and Imogene Tate, Orlando, FL, Maxine Spencer, Paintsville, Mollie Leverett, IN, Lizzie Dale, NY and Clara Jarrell, Athens, WV; two brothers, Raymond Dale, Orlando, FL and Bill Dale, Paintsville; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton, Dick VanHoose and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

   
FERGUSON, Fred Orville
1916-1981
Fred Orville Ferguson, 64, died Wednesday, January 7, in Riverside Hospital, Trenton, MI. Born December 4, 1916, he was the son of Thurman and Cynthia Hall Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson was a resident of River Rouge, MI and employed as an iron worker. Surviving are his wife, Mae Salyer Ferguson; five sons, and three daughters, Billie Ferguson, Bobby Ray Ferguson, Orville Ferguson, Jr., Tommy Ferguson, Beulah Marie Bowen and Kathy Jane Kelly, all of River Rouge, and Peggy Ann Arms of Lincoln Park, MI; two brothers, Elder B. C. Ferguson, Paintsville and W. H. Ferguson, River Rouge; a sister, Mrs. Ann Hamilton, River Rouge, and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 11, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with J. T. Bailey, Paul E. Keaton, and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Red Bush with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

  
FINLAYSON, Ridda (Stapleton)
1890-1981
Funeral services were held Friday, January 23, for Ridda Stapleton Finlayson, 90, who died Tuesday, January 20, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 24, 1890 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Emma Ward Stapleton. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and D.A.R. and was a retired county treasurer. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Spradlin, Prestonsburg, and Johnnie Finlayson, Lexington; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Fred Wiles officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Mayo Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

She was a member of the First Methodist Church and D.A.R. and a retired county treasurer.  Fred Wiles officiated at Services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mayo Cemetery. She was the daughter of George McClelland (Mac) Stapleton and Emma Ward Stapleton, both of whom were members of prominent families in the early development of Johnson Conty.  Her father, Mac Stapleton, was associated with the late John C.C. Mayo in the development of the coal industry and other enterprises in eastern Kentucky and was influential in furthering opportunities in education for many in this area. Mrs. Finlayson was a teacher in both Paintsville and Johnson County Schools and was Johnson County Treasurer for a number of years.  She was a member of Mayo Memorial Church, a charter member of the D.A.R. and was very active in social and civic affairs in Paintsville and in Lexington, where she resided for a number of years.  Other members of Mrs. Finlayson's family who were prominent in this area and who preceded her in death were Julia Stafford, Olga Wheeler, Beecher Stapleton and Jacob W. Stapleton. February 4, 1981

   
HALL, William O.
1896-1981
Hilliard, OH, resident William O. Hall, died Sunday, January 11, in Scioto Crest Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born December 7, 1896, in Johnson County, he was the son of Elder Jim Hall and Margaret Wheeler Hall and was a member of Candy Run Church.  His wife, Julia Frazier Hall and a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Lemaster preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, William Robert Hall of California and a  foster son Jason Keaton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Scarbury of Johnstown, OH and Mrs. Betty Hamby of Hillard, OH; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren;  sister Mrs. M.P. Phillips.  Funeral  services were held Thursday, January 15 in Beaver Valley Church, Beaver, OH with Elders Charles Smith, Basil Blair, and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, OH with Webster D. Junk Funeral Home in charge of services. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

  
HANEY, Estill
1920-1981
Estill Haney, 60, died Friday, Jan 23, in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. Mr. Haney was born Jan 29, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of Floyd and Rhonda Spradlin Haney. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are five sons, Phillip Haney, Ashland, Robert Haney, Hager Hill, Jack Haney, Kokomo, IN, Larry Haney, Knoxville, TN and Jerry Haney, Flint, MI; three daughters, Patsy Leonhardt, Toledo, OH, Brenda Shambarger, N Manchester, IN and Kathy Ridenaur, Kokomo, IN. Also, two brothers, Chester Haney, Paintsville, and Elmer Haney, Springfield, OH; three sisters, Nellie Johnson, Hager Hill, Josephine Spriggs, Meally and Anna Mae Haney, Paintsville; 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 25 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Town Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  January 28, 1981

   
HAYBURN, Edward
1893-1981
Edward Hayburn, 87, died Sunday, January 4, in his Van Lear home. Mr. Hayburn was born May 6, 1893, in Vinton County, OH, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Ward Hayburn, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Flemming Hayburn; a daughter, Loretta Mollette, Van Lear, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 7 at 2 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Holly Conley and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

  
HELTON, Ernest
1897-1981
Ernest Helton, 84, died Thursday, January 15, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Helton was born January 24, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of George and Cynthia Collins Helton, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert A. Helton of Cincinnati, OH; a daughter, Margarett Ann Jones of Lexington; a brother, Dewey Helton of Oil Springs; 2 sisters, Bethel Reece of Brooksville and Allie Robinson of Frankfort, 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

  
HILL, Lloyd
1907-1981
Lloyd Hill, 73, died Friday, Jan 30, in Morgan County Hospital, West Liberty. Born April 23, 1907, in Morgan County, he was the son of John Wallace and Sarah Hamilton Hill. He was a resident of Red Bush, a retired school teacher, a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616. His wife, Etta Lee Ferguson Hill, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, J. D. Hill, Dayton, OH, a brother, Roy Hill, London, OH; three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 2, in Enterprise Baptist Church, Red Bush, with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elder J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Dan Ferguson Cemetery, Keaton, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  February 4, 1981

  
HORNE, Willard R.
1914-1981
Willard R. Horne, 66, died Friday, January 16, in his Paintsville home. Mr. Horne was born July 14, 1914, in Floyd County, the son of Isadore and Alice Saunders Horne. He was self-employed as a driller and a member of the Mormon Church. Surviving are his wife Mary Sammons Horne; 2 sons, Paul Michael Horne of Paintsville and Arbin Willard Horne of Fairborn, OH; a daughter, Barbara Jean Hamilton, of Wittensville; 3 brothers, Woodrow and Oscar Horne of Lackey and Franklin D. Horne of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Linda Sharon Hill of Franklin, IN, Maxine Taub of Mitchelville, MD, and Jenny Baker of Lackey, KY; 5 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 19 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with elders of the Mormon Church officiating.  Burial was in Pack Cemetery at Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
LEMASTER, Ethel (Burchett)
1981
Ethel Burchett LeMaster, 68, of New Castle, KY, died January 11 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. A native of Fuget, Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Grass and Ida Burchett. She had been a member of the Cold Springs United Baptist Church since the age of 18. Survivors include her husband, Bruce LeMaster, of New Castle and 11 daughters, Mrs. Vick (Maggie) Vesay of Lexington, Mrs. Carl (Loretta) Blankenship, of Versailles, Mrs. Walter (Della) Herndon of Lexington, Mrs. Harvey (Christine) Vance of West Liberty, Mrs. James (Ella) Stacey of Middletown, OH, Mrs. Ronald (Lola) Horseman of Eminence, Mrs. Butch (Faye) Roberts of New Castle, Mrs. Lonnie (Nila) Sugert of Wauseon, OH, Mrs. Glenn (Debra) Mertz of New Castle, Mrs. Sam (Lenora) Russell of Pascagoula, Miss, Mrs. Danny (Shelia) Meadows of Eminence and one son, Raymond P. LeMaster of Versailles.  Also surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs. Sonny (Icy) Stapleton of Red Bush, Mrs. Larry (Callie) Williams of Flat Gap, Mrs. Melvin (Louella) Jayne of Vine Grove, KY, Mrs. Walter (Tera) Jackson of Rinneyville, KY; 3 brothers, Ralph Burchett of Fuget, Winifred D. Burchett of Muldraugh, KY, Willard Burchett of Staffordsville; 34 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death in 1978. Funeral services were held January 14 at 2 p.m. from the Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle. Interment was in New Castle Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
LEMASTER, Loran Charles
1910-1981
Loran Charles Lemaster, 70, died Wednesday, January 21 in U K Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. He was born July 6, 1910 in Illinois, the son of Leo and Flo Wheeler Lemaster. He was a resident of Wheelersburg, formerly of Chandlersville, and a farmer.  His wife Edna Earl McKenzie Lemaster preceded him in death.  Surviving are 2 brothers, Leroy Lemaster of Lexington, and Francis Lemaster of Richmond, VA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Forrest (Ruth) Lemaster of Jackson, OH, Mrs. Mitchel (Neva) Caudill of Paintsville, and Mrs. Tom (Wilma Jane) Baker of Versailles. Funeral services were held Friday, January 23, in Old Hood United Baptist Church, Blaine, with Elders Florida Lyons, Burnso Wheeler and Jessie Cordle officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine, KY with Caudill Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1981

   
LEMASTER, Tommie
1899-1981
Tommie LeMaster, 81, died last Wednesday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. He was born Oct 8, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of W. H. and Jane Trimble Lemaster. His wife, Goldie LeMaster, died Nov 29, 1977. LeMaster had resided in Windham, OH since 1952, and was a retired employee of north American Rockwell Corp., Newton Falls. He was a member of Green Valley United Baptist church, Stow, OH. Survivors include a son, Tom, Jr., of Kent; three daughters, Edna Spears of Windham, Allie Friffin of Jeffersonville, OH and Loretta McIntrye of Brimfield, OH; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Cloie Brown, Ada; a brother, Charlie, Hager Hill. A son, Lester, four sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Services were held Saturday in Green Valley Baptist church. Graveside services were held in Fairview Cemetery, Jeffersonville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

   
LEWIS, Virginia (Stambaugh)
1981
Virginia Stambaugh Lewis, 59, died Friday, January 16, in Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Lewis was the daughter of James and Alice Burchett Stambaugh and was a resident of Baltimore, MD. Surviving are a her husband, Julian B. Lewis; a son, Larry K. Lewis of Baltimore; 5 brothers, Jim, Alvin J., Lafe, Charles and Clem Stambaugh; 3 sisters, Mirvel Crum, Gelemia Teater and Janice Crigger; one grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
MARSHALL, John
1894-1981
John Marshall, 86, died Sunday, January 4, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Marshall was born April 12, 1894 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vernia Salyer Marshall; two sons, Thomas Marshall, Hollywood, FL and John Marshall of Dayton, OH; three step children, Emerson Salyer, West Palm Beach, FL, Eulas Salyer, Van Lear, and Bill Allen Salyer, Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Harold Salyer, Ellis Hamilton and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
MCKENZIE, Robert D.
1919-1981
Robert D. McKenzie, 61, died Sunday, January 4, in his Flat Gap home. Mr. McKenzie was born February 6, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Powell and Goldie Williams McKenzie. He was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, an oil driller and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Pennington, two sons, Johnny McKenzie, Red Bush, and Tommy McKenzie, Relief; two daughters, Cathy Holbrook, Elna and Sandy McKenzie, Flat Gap; one brother, Edgel McKenzie of Columbus, OH; a sister, Susie Cobb of China Springs, TX and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 7 at 11 a.m. in Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Roger Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery, Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1981

   
MEEK, Grover
1908-1981
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Grover Cleveland Meek, 72. Mr. Meek died Thursday, January 15, in the home of his sister at Boons Camp. He was born June 30, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of Lathora and Talitha Ward Meek. He was a resident of Boons Camp and a retired miner and carpenter.  Surviving are 2 sisters, Alma Meek and Erma Walters both of Boons Camp.  Rev. Dick VanHoose officiated at services with burial following in Meek Cemetery, Boons Camp. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981.

    
MEEK, Lillian (Childers)
1981
Lillian Meek, 58, Dayton, OH, died Friday, January 2 in Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, OH following an extended illness. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Elsie Childers of White House. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Chester Meek, her son and their wives, Chester Ronald and Geraldine Patrick Meek and Clint and Sue Meek all of Dayton; 3 brothers, Walter and Clyde Childers of Dayton and Arthur Childers of Dawson Springs, KY; 5 sisters, Pearl Williams and Belva Jo Whitt of Thelma, Bebe Pack of Whitehouse, Evelyn Beckett of Chapmanvville, WV and Annette Stumbo of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were conducted in the Baker-Hazel Funeral Home in Dayton,  Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, OH Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

   
MUSIC, Nancy (Blackburn)
1906-1981
Nancy Music, 74, died Tuesday, January 13, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Born December 26, 1906, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Levi and Malissia Stanley Blackburn. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, John Music, preceded her in death January 25, 1974. Surviving is a sister, Johnnie Blackburn Crisp, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 15, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
OSBORNE, Ethel (Castle)
1895-1981
Ethel Osborne, 85, died Saturday, January 17, in Fleming county Hospital, Flemingsburg. Mrs. Osborne was born June 16, 1895, in Johnson County, the daughter of Alona and Martha Dixon Castle. She was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter Clay Osborne, preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 sons, Walter Clay Osborne of Flemingsburg, Buell Osborne of Areanum, OH, Ruell Osborne of Paintsville and David Osborne of Wittensville; 4 daughters, Louise Burns of Flemingsburg, Goldie Adams of Paintsville, Dorothy Rose of Newport New, VA, and Hermalee Murphy of Washington CH, OH; 4 brothers, Roy and Bill Castle of Wittensville, McKinley and Sullivan Castle of Springfield, OH; 1 sister, Dixie Boyd of Cannonsburg; 25 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20 in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, bill Meadows and Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981.

   
PICKLE, James Willard
1917-1981
James Willard Pickle, 63, died Sunday, Jan 11, at his Hager Hill home. Born May 25, 1917 in Johnson County, he was the son of James and Jenny Boyd Pickle, a retired plumber and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Carol Miller Pickle, who he married Oct 10, 1953; a son, Ronald Pickle, North Manchester, IN; two daughters, Crystal and Jenny Pickle, Hager Hill; a brother, William Pickle, Wabash, IN; three sisters, Mary VanHoose, Paintsville, Beatrice Webb, Hager Hill, and Elizabeth Neff, Wabash, IN; four half-brothers, James Ernest Pickle, Dayton, OH, Douglas Pickle, Winchester, John Pickle, TN and James Earl Pickle, Paintsville; one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan 14, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in the Pickle Family Cemetery, Hager Hill, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving are pallbearers were Leroy Jones, Phillip Collins, Jack Turner, John Compton, John Hackworth and Dale Alexander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

  
PRESTON, Jenny (Ward)
1902-1981
Jenny Preston, 79, died Saturday, Jan 9, at her home in Boons Camp after an extended illness. The daughter of Greenville and Kate Wells Ward, she was born in Johnson Co., in Jan 1902. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Wells is survived by her husband, Raymond "Cat" Preston, a daughter, Emma Lee VanHoose of Boons Camp, and two brothers, and a sister, Marshall Ward, Ern Ward and Gracie Dutton, all of Boons Camp, Richard Held and Dick VanHoose officiated at services held Tuesday, Jan 13 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

   
PRESTON, John Francis
1894-1981
John Francis Preston, 86, died Tuesday, January 20, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Born December 8, 1894, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Joseph and Nancy Brown Preston. He was a resident of Ulysses, a retired merchant and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Olga Auxier Preston; a son, John David Preston of Paintsville; 4 daughters, Ella Faye Moore of Louisa, Martha Josephine Crisp of Allen, Mikell Ann Burchett of Virginia Beach, VA, and Olga Francis Brackett of Allen; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 23, in Allen United Methodist Church with James C. Stratton officiating.  Burial was in Borders Chapel Cemetery at Ulysses with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

  
SPARKS, Nannie (Rigsby)
1927-1981
Mrs. Nannie Mae Sparks, 53, died Friday, January 9, in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County March 3, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Sarah Smith Rigsby. She was a resident of Red Bush and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ben Sparks, two brothers, Lee Rigsby, Waverly, OH, and Maxie Rigsby, Red Bush, and four sisters, Hazel Smith, Urbana, OH, Esther Adams, Elna, Lessie Cox, Ezel and Etta Keaton, West Liberty. Funeral services were held January 13 in Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church, at Relief, with Elders Paul E. Keaton, Robie Ferguson and Jerry Brown officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Red Bush, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

    
TACKETT, Ethlene
1980-1981
Ethlene Tackett, infant daughter of Betty J. Tackett of Paintsville died Monday, January 5 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. The child was born November 3, 1980. Survivors include her mother, Betty J. Tackett, grandparents, Hershell Tackett of East Point and Ethel Frazier of Paintsville; a sister, Kathlene Tackett of Paintsville. Services were held Thursday, January 8, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with Ernie Meade officiating. Burial was in the Persimmon Point Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981

  
TACKETT, John Jr.
1924-1981
John Tackett, Jr., 56, died Wednesday, January 14, at his East Point home. Mr. Tackett was born in Floyd County, May 19, 1924, a son of Sherman and Virgie Tackett. He was a coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Virgie Tackett; four sons, Billy Ray Tackett, TN, Jimmy Tackett, Magoffin County, Tom and Ricky Tackett, Pike County; two daughters, Patricia Sue Arnett, Morgan County and Barbara Ann Tackett, Warsaw, IN; three brothers, Lonnie Tackett, Plymouth, OH, Edgar Tackett, Shelby, OH and Denvil Lee Tackett, East Point; six sisters, Lilly Mae Meade, Blue River, Mary Clark, Barnetts Creek, Anna Rose, Water Gap, Martha Laney and Cynthia Miller, East Point, and Rosie Wallen, Collista, and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Lowell Pelphrey and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Family Cemetery at East Point, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
TACKETT, William
1924-1981
William "Bill" Tackett, 56, died Monday, Jan 12, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Tackett was born Oct 30, 1924 in Floyd County, the son of Thomas J. and Nettie Boyd Tackett. He was a resident of Lowmansville and a retired Federal service employee from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Gibbs Tackett; a daughter, Beverly Tackett Wells, AZ; two brothers, Harold R. Tackett, Connersville, IN and Floyd C. Tackett, Flatwoods; and five sisters, Alice Litz, Huntington, WV, Lillian Woods, Midway, OH, Dorothy Osborne, Flemingsburg, Ruth Marsh, Paintsville, and Delores Castle, Nippa. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
TAYLOR, Edith (Castle)
1923-1981
Urbana, Oh resident Edith Castle Taylor, 58, died Saturday, January 17. Mrs. Taylor was born January 9, 1923, in Johnson County, the daughter of Walter and Sara Clay Castle. Surviving are her mother, Sara Castle; a son and daughter, Larry Taylor and Sara Francis Kerann both of Urbana; 5 brothers, Thomas, Bruce, Willard and Ralph Castle all of Lowmansville and Lawrence Castle of Columbus; a sister, Garnett Rice of Marysville, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20 in Northside Church of God.  Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery at Urbana, OH with Walters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981.

  
VENCILL, Charles Roy
1897-1981
Charles Roy Vencill, 83, died Thursday, Jan 15, in his Paintsville residence. Mr. Vencill was born April 13, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of John and Martha Pigman Vencill. He was a retired driller. Surviving are his wife, Myrtie Conley Vencill; a son, Charles R. Vencill, Paintsville; five daughters, Charlotte Dishion, Paintsville, Lennis S. Orme, Owensville, Ruth White, Lexington, Fay Persfull, South Bend, IN, and Olga Duffy, Oil Springs; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

  
WALLIN, Drexel Franklin
1911-1981
Mrs. Drexel Franklin Wallin, 69, died Monday, January 19, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born July 15, 1911 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of H. C. and Susanna Hill Franklin. She was a resident of Red Bush and a retired postmistress. Surviving are her husband, James E. Wallin; two daughters, Rheta Sue Scheiber, Huntington Beach, CA and Nancy Ford, Grove City, OH; a sister, Gypsie Tschudi, Englewood, CA; and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 21, in Franklin Cemetery, Red Bush, with REv. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

   
WARD, Lee
1898-1981
Ward Boons Camp resident, Lee Ward, 82, died Sunday, January 18, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Born April 10, 1898 in Johnson County, he was the son of Bish and Martha Branham Ward. He was employed as a supervisor for Soil Conservation.  Surviving are five brothers and sisters, Billie Edyth Ward, Nellie Mollett, Elna Buster and Ashley Ward all of Boons Camp and Wiley Ward of Flat Gap. Graveside services held Monday, January 19, in Ward Cemetery at Boons Camp. Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 21, 1981

   
WELLS, Clyde
1902-1981
Clyde Wells, retired employee of the Chrysler Corporation died Tuesday, January 6, at the Paintsville Hospital, at the age of 78. Mr. Wells was born in Floyd County in August 1902 and was a resident of Nippa, at the time of his death. His wife, Lora Wells preceded him in death Sep 1959. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sisters, Naoma Preston of Nippa and June Adams of Prestonsburg. Rev. Dave Flannery officiated at services held Friday, Jan 9, in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Rev. Dave Flannery officiated at services held Friday, January 9 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1981



 
FEBRUARY - 1981


   
  
BLAIR, Herbert
1908-1981
Herbert Blair, 72, died Friday, Feb 20, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Blair was born April 24, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of Paris and Doshia Osborne Blair. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired barber and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his step mother, Mrs. Goldia Gullett Blair, Oil Springs; two brothers, Forrest Blair, Pinellas Park, FL and Jimmy Blair of Oil Springs; six sisters, Mrs. Billy Arrowood, Medina, OH, Mrs. Edna Rowland, Litchfield, OH, Mrs. Imogene Conley, Staffordsville, Mrs. Mary Prater, Mrs. Jo Wireman and Mrs. Armantha Blair, Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 23 in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs with Elders Clifford Trimble, Rutherford Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
BROWN, Myrtle (Brown)
1908-1981
Myrtle Brown, 72, died Friday, February 27, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Brown was bron March 18, 1908 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Andrew and Vivie Prater Brown. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Howard Brown, a daughter, Eleanor Blanton, Paintsville; a brother, Frank Brown, Hager Hill, one granddaughter, Elizabeth Lynn Jenkins; and a great grandson, Jeff R. Brown. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott and Willard Brown officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 4, 1981

   
BURTON, Ruth (Adams)
1919-1981
Mrs. Ruth Burton, 61, died Thursday, February 19, in Paintsville Hospital. Born November 18, 1919, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Garrett and Julia Murphy Adams. Mrs. Burton was a resident of Thealka, a secretary for Big Sandy CAP, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John Burton, preceded her in death January 17, 1976. Surviving are her step mother, Frozia Sparks, Collista, a daughter, Mrs. Whitie Wagner, Streetsboro, OH, two step daughters, Mrs. Cora Katherine Deroset, Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Donna Basham, Charleston, WV; two brothers, Garrett Adams, Jr., Las Vegas, NV, and J. B. Adams, California; two sisters, Fannie Hensley, Wise, VA, and Virginia Castle, Thealka; two grandchildren; six step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22, in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Clifford Austin and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
CALL, Mary E (Stapleton)
1924-1981
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stapleton Call, 56, died Wednesday, February 11 in Surburban Hospital at Louisville. Mrs. Call was born February 15, 1924, in Paintsville, the daughter of the late Lon Stapleton and Mrs. Neva Stapleton of Paintsville.  Besides her mother she is survived by her husband, Don C. Call, Sr. of Louisville;  3 sons, Dennis of New Orleans, Don C. Call, Jr. and Douglas Call both of Louisville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mona Call of Paintsville and Mrs. Peggy Wells of Ypsilanti, Mi and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15, in Call Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James C. Stratton officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville with Call Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

     
CASTLE, Goldie (Castle)
1903-1981
Goldie Castle, 77, died Wednesday, Feb 18 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was born May 3, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Chilt and LeeAnder Curtis Castle. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Castle; a step son, Clyde Castle, Thealka; a daughter, Hermalee Perry of Whitaker, WV; four brothers, John, Wayne, Lundy, and Jay Castle and a sister, Mary. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  February 24, 1981

    
CASTLE, Yvonne (Penix)
1933-1981
Yvonne Castle, 47, died Monday, February 23, in Hindsdale Hospital, Hindsdale, IL, after an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born in Johnson County, January 21, 1933, the daughter of Hugh and Pauline Penix. She was a resident of Downers Grove, IL and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, Pauline Penix, Paintsville; her husband, Bruce Castle; three sons and a daughter, David, Jeff, Mark and Kellie Castle, all at home. Funeral services were held Friday, February 27, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam and Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
COLEMAN, Charles
1905-1981
Charles Coleman, 75, died Sunday, February 4, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born July 22, 1905, in Pike County, he was the son of Harrison and Evelyn Mullins Coleman. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired contractor and a member of the Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Lenore Price Coleman; 6 sons, Rev. Charlie Coleman of Grove City, OH, Harold Gene, James A. and Paul D. Coleman all of Paintsville, George M. Coleman of Sitka and Herbert Coleman of Joppa, MD; 5 daughters, Jessie Branham, Mrs. Dale Ryan, and Mrs. Marilyn Ruse all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Vencil Salyer of Paintsville and Mrs. David Mullins of New Carlisle, OH; a brother, Donald Coleman of Wolfpit, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Guy H. Justice and Mrs. Virgie Green of Pikeville; 25 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 4, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose, James Kelly Caudill and John Frank Ratliff officiating.   Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1981

   
COLVIN, Roger
1936-1981
Roger Colvin, 44, of Briarwood Addition, Prestonsburg, died Saturday, February 7, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Colvin was born March 19, 1936, the son of Bert J. Colvin of Ocalo, FL, and Marble Webb Governor of Ulysses. Mr. Colvin was employed as a coal operator, car dealer and insurance agent, and was a member of the Olcika Shriners. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Judith Allen Colvin; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, Manila, Mrs. Judy White and Linda Kathryn Colvin, Prestonsburg; three brothers, Emory Gayle Colvin, Ocalo, FL, Gerald Lee Colvin, Batesville, IN, and Homer Webb, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 9, in First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg with Rev. Taylor Biggs and Dr. Ted Nicholes officiating. Burial was in Colvin Cemetery at Manila with Floyd Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Colvin was a former resident of Manila. He was a grandson of Leonard Webb, Ulysses and the late Pearl Webb, and Roy and Dora Colvin, Manila. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

    
CREMANS, Nicholas
1980-1981
Nicholas A. Cremeans, 2 months, died Monday, February 9, in Clearfield Hospital, Lancaster, OH. He was born December 2, 1980 in Lancaster. Surviving are his parents, Leonard and Tammy Grim Cremeans, his maternal grandparents, Betty Moore Grim, Catlettsburg, and Francis Grim, Flat Gap, and a sister, Misty Dawn Cremeans, at home. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Euall McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the Grim Cemetery, Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1981

  
DANIEL, Amos R.
1981
Amos Rockwell Daniel, 75, of Danville, formerly of Barnetts Creek, died Saturday, Feb 7, at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital. He was a retired packer and guard for the Belknap Hardware Company. He was the son of the late John A. and Rebecca Caudill Daniel and was born at Martha. He was a member of the United Baptist Church for 53 years, and was charter member of the Lexington United Baptist Church. His wife, Mattie, preceded him in death in 1974. Survivors include a brother, Clyde Daniel, Dayton, OH, a sister, Mary Balasa, Danville; four nieces, Rebecca Smith, with whom he made his home in Danville, Ruth Bailes, Mary Ann Singleton and Arlene Hoffman; five nephews, Jack, Billy and Don Daniel, Dean Combs and Gerald Hoffman; and several great nieces and nephews. Services were conducted Tuesday at the Lexington United Baptist church with Elders Cecil Murray, Clifford Trimble, and Blaine Cooper officiating. Pallbearers were James Hester, William McCord, Billy Daniel, Don Daniel, Clifton Smith and Donald May. Arrangements were handled by Kerr Funeral Home, Lexington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 11, 1981

   
FRALEY, Charles
1933-1981
Columbus, OH resident, Charles Edward "Bud" Fraley, 47, died Sunday, Feb 8, at his home. Born April 1, 1933 in Johnson County, he was the son of Delmar and Gladia Ratliff Fraley, and was employed as a construction worker. Surviving in addition to his mother are six brothers, Carlos and Dave Fraley, Columbus, OH, Bill Fraley, Henderson, KY, Dean, Larry and Ron Fraley, Flint, MI; and five sisters, Barbara Maupin, and Ann Treague, Flint, MI, Rose Reid, Atlantic City, NJ, Marlene Boyd, Boons Camp, and Marsha O'Bryan, Paintsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb 12 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in the Fraley Family Cemetery, King Addition with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1981

     
FRANCIS, Monterville
1893-1981
Monterville “Mont” Francis, 87, died Thursday, February 12, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Francis was born July 16, 1893, in Johnson County, the son of Wesley and Sara Marshall Francis. He was a resident of Ashland, a retired miner and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Melvina Francis, preceded him in death I n1976. Surviving are three sons, Monterville Francis, Jr., Ashland, Thomas Francis, Wilmington, OH, and Johnny Francis, Hager Hill; three daughters, Christina Turner, Ashland, Pauline Shelton, Greenfield, OH and Alka Tackett, Florida; two sisters, Mary Gregory and Fannie Webb, Rushtown, OH; 31 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1981

   
GILCHRIST, Elsie (Gibson)
1890-1981
Elsie Gilchrist, 91, died Thursday, February 19, in Crest Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Gilchrist was the daughter of Walter and Margaret Gibson. She was born in Bourbon County January 3, 1890, was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, John E. Gilchrist, preceded her in death in 1967. surviving are two sons, Albert E. and Elmer Gilchrist, a brother and sister, Edwin Gibson and Clara Parish, all of Lexington; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
HELTON, Alka (Robinson)
1895-1981
Mrs. Alka Helton, 86, of Gallipolis, OH, died Sunday, February 22 in a Point Pleasant nursing home. Funeral services will be conducted February 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Dr. Fred Warren. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Ona, WV. Mrs. Helton was born January 18, 1895, in Duncan Co., KY, the daughter of the late George and Lucinda Estep Robinson. She was a retired cook for the Hotel Prichard, a member of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of Huntington, and was preceded in death by her husband, Dakota Helton. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Booth, Carterville, IL, Mrs. Elizabeth Earl, Huntington, WV, Mrs. Hattie L. Brennan, West Orange, NJ and Mrs. Billie Jo Meadows, Gallipolis, OH; one son, L. D. Helton, Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Meade, Paintsville. 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

    
JOHNSON, Tera (Lemaster)
1894-1981
Mrs. Tera Lemaster Johnson, 86, died Tuesday, Feb 10, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Born Aug 25, 1894, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of William D. and Minerva Slone Lemaster. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Her husband, Sanford Johnson, preceded her in death Jan 4, 1977. Surviving are a step son, Orbin Johnson, Flat Gap, a sister, Effie Lemaster, Sitka, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 13, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were her nephews, Glenford Fairchild, Arnie Lemaster, James Lemaster, John L. Lemaster, Roy E. Lemaster, and Wilbert Lemaster. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  February 18, 1981

   
LYONS, Helen (Music)
1920-1981
Helen M. Lyons, 60, died Monday, February 2, in Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, OH. She was born December 28, 1920, in Wayne County, WV, the daughter of Benjamin and Prudence Lloyd Music, and a resident of Johnstown, OH. Surviving are two sons, R. Bruce Lyons, Dayton, OH, and Benny J. Lyons, Oklahoma City, OK; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Caudill and Carol Sue Lyons, Johnstown, OH; two brothers, Jack Music, Paintsville and Jim Music, Springfield, OH; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 6, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wilbur Wells officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1981

   
MCKENZIE, Nancy (Cordle)
1911-1981
Nancy Cordle McKenzie, 69, died Sunday, February 8, at her Nippa home. Mrs. McKenzie was born April 13, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Liz Hayes Cordle. She was a member of the Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Monroe McKenzie, preceded her in death June 30, 1969. Surviving are three sons, Junior, Bill, and Roy McKenzie, all of Stambaugh, six daughter, Mary Culwell and Jessie Case, Nippa, Lorain Green, Lowmansville, Cluster Clay, Sitka, Marty Castle, Evan, WV and Cathy Brown, Urbana, OH; two sisters, Barbara Brown, Urbana, OH, and Polly, Indiana; 37 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 11 at 11 a.m. in tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, Charles Stapleton and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1981

   
MILLER, Charles
1927-1981
Volga resident Charles Miller, 53, died Friday, February 20. Mr. Miller was born March 4, 1927, in Fort Payne, AL, the son of Carson J. and Ida Casey Miller, and was employed by Mapco Coal Company. Surviving are his wife, Betty Dixon Hicks Miller, two sons, Timothy and Jimmy D. Miller, tutor Key; a foster son, David Campbell, Thelma; three daughters, Peggy Ann Little and Phyliss George, Georgia and Cindy Miller, Tutor Key; and a step daughter, Cheskla Hicks, Volga. Also, three brothers, Chester, Homer, and James Miller, all of Fort Payne, AL and four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Morgan, Mrs. Bobbie Scott and Mrs. Louise Thorne, Birmingham, AL and Mrs. Opal Gorhan, Fort Payne, AL. Funeral services were held Monday, February 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

    
MOLLETT, Bobby Joe
1933-1981
Bobby Joe Mollett, 47, died Thursday, February 19 at Van Lear. Mr. Mollett was born February 26, 1933, in Johnson County, the son of Fred and Laura Davis Mollett. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Lorraine Wells Mollett; a son, Michael Mollett; two daughters, Marla Burchett, Van Lear, and Tammy Hunter, Estill; two brothers, David Mollett, Prestonsburg, and Donald Mollett, Sierra Vista, AZ; a sister, Yvonne Spurgeon, Cincinnati, OH; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
RATLIFF, Lorene (Stacey)
1906-1981
Lorene Stacey Ratliff, 75, died Monday, February 16, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ratliff was born in Grundy, VA, February 11, 1906. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, James Ratliff; a son, Bob Collins, Lawrenceville, GA; three daughters, Jean Young and Delores Baxter, Dayton, OH and Avera Sparks, Castlewood, VA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Doug Burkett and Green Boyd officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
SAGRAVES, James E.
1925-1981
James Elmo Sagraves, 55, died Thursday, Feb 26, in UK Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born Aug 24, 1925 in Johnson County, he was the son of Ashley and Addie Evans Sagraves. He was a resident of Flat Gap and a farmer. Surviving are his mother, Addie Sagraves; his wife, Pauline May Parker Sagraves; four sons, Jimmy Sagraves, Red Bush, Ronnie Ashley and Gary Allen, Flat Gap, and Harold Ray Sagraves, Auxier; five daughters, Judy Ann Roberts and Bonnie Lou Click, Flat Gap, Shirley Fay McKenzie and Terri Lynn Salyers, Red  Bush, and Phyllis Jean Hall, Clintwood, VA. Also four brothers, Woodrow, Staffordsville, Dallas, Flat Gap, Ellis, Lexington, and Elwin, Springfield, OH, a sister, Mrs. Delores Blair, Springfield; 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb 28, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in Sagraves Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 4, 1981

  
SPARKS, Charles
1913-1981
Charles (Dickie) Sparks, 67, died Wednesday, Feb 18, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born Mar 5, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Fred and Sara Castle Sparks, He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Delores Meek Sparks, preceded him in death Aug 23, 1969. Surviving are a son, Ronnie Sparks, Larue, OH; two daughters, Nita Sparks, Paintsville and Janice Wells, Tutusville, FL; a brother , Carl Sparks, St. Mary's, OH and two sisters, Mrs. Doris Miller and Mrs. Geneva Meek, Paintsville; six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

   
STAMBAUGH, Walter
1907-1981
Walter Stambaugh, 73, died Saturday, February 21, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Stambaugh was born November 21, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Nora Mahan Stambaugh. He was a resident of Volga, an employee of Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company and a member of the Sitka Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Blanton Stambaugh, who he married January 19, 1968, in Jefferson County; a son, Wayne Stambaugh, Grove City, OH; a step son, John H. Trimble, Ashland; three step daughters, Anna Martha Williams, Columbus, OH, Victoria Avanell Allen, Louisville, and Betty Jo Burchett, East Wood, KY; four sisters, Lizzie Blanton, Volga, June Salyer, Florida, Dorothy Slone, Paintsville, and Irene Horne, Springfield, OH; one granddaughter, six step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 24 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Benny Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Sublett Cemetery, Sitka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 4, 1981

   
WARD, Hansford
1901-1981
Hansford "hank" Ward, 79, died Sunday, Feb 1, in Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mr. Ward was born in Johnson County, Nov 1, 1901, the son of Alex M. and Melvine Mollett Ward. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a brothers, Willie Ward, Blaine, and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Stanaford, Boons Camp, and Mrs. Dora Adams, Louisa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 3, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Alex Ward Cemetery, Boons Camp with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 4, 1981

   
WEBB, James P.
1920-1981
James Proctor Webb, 60, died Thursday, February 5, at his Van Lear residence. Mr. Webb was born December 15, 1920, in Johnson County, the son of Proctor and Clarinda Hall Webb, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Goble Webb; 2 sons, Paul Calvin Webb and Danny Webb of Ypsilanti, Mi; 3 daughters, Rosetta Fannin and Marcie Webb of Van Lear and Carlette Campbell of Thelma; 3 brothers, David Webb of Williamsport, John Webb of Columbus, OH, and Charles Webb of Florence; 4 sisters, Ruth Handy and Alka Fannin of Van Lear, Minnie Moffett and Lucille Helton of Cincinnati, OH; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Raymond McKenzie and Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1981

  
WELCH, John H.
1897-1981
John Hobart Welch, 83, died Monday, February 16, in Troy, OH. Mr. Welch was born September 9, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of T.J. and Mary Margaret Music Welch. He was a resident of Lynchburg, OH, and a retired carpenter.  His wife, Nona Welch, preceded him in death December 11, 1970. Surviving are three sons, Hobart F. and William Welch of Hager Hill and Francis Welch of Midland, Oh; a daughter, Loretta Reynolds of St. Paris, OH; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, February 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

  
WILLIAMS, Alta (Daniels)
1900-1981
Funeral services held Monday, February 23, in Paintsville United Baptist Church for Alta Daniels Williams, 81.  Mrs. Williams died Friday, February 20, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born February 17, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of Wallace and Bitha Lemaster Daniels, and was retired from Williams Grocery. Surviving are her husband, Elder O.I. Williams; three daughters, Mrs.Anna Ruth Sublett and Mrs. Thelma Jewell Hamilton of Paintsville and Mrs. Dordena Derossett of Prestonsburg; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Elders John R. Pelphrey, J.T. Bailey and Edward Salyers officiated at services with burial in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 25, 1981

  
WILLIAMS, Carl F.
1924-1981
Carl F. Williams, 56, Dayton, OH died in Dayton following a sudden illness. Mr. Williams was born April 18, 1924 at Wheelersburg, a son of Mrs. Lou E. Williams of Oil Springs and the late Thomas Williams. He was an employee of Honeywell Corp., a veteran of World War II, the American Legion Post 746, and the V. F. W. 6560, both of Dayton. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Annie Williams, and four sisters, Mrs. Eula Mae Conley, Oil Springs, Mrs. Ruie Davis, Minford, OH, Mrs. Jeanette Johnson, Richmond and Mrs. Virginia Salyer of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held at the George C. Martin Funeral Home in Dayton by Pastor Ron Evans. Burial was in Memorial Park in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1981

   
WILLIAMSON, Mary (Osborne)
1896-1981
Mary S. Osborne Williamson, 84, died Sunday, Feb 8, at her Whitehouse home. Born Nov 8, 1896, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Tom and Sara Meek Osborne and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, John C. Williamson, preceded her in death Feb 21, 1980. Surviving are 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; four sisters, Gaynale Tackett, Thelma, Verlie Moore, Charleston, WV, Kate Osborne, Virgie, and Mildred David, Joe Naney, KY; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Jim Price and Bob Baker officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 11, 1981



 
MARCH - 1981

    
   
   
BAILEY, Maurice
1914-1981
Maurice D. Bailey, 66, died Monday, March 9, in his Charlotte, NC home. Born Sep 7, 1914, in Magoffin Co., KY, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a gas distributor, a member of the First United Methodist Church and Charlotte Masonic Lodge, and a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Annetta Dixon Bailey, a son, James Michael Bailey, Charlotte, NC, a daughter, Mrs. Ann Basto, Davenport, IA; two brothers, W. C. and William G. Bailey, Paintsville; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 13, in First United Methodist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

   
CANTRELL, Joe
1892-1981
Joe Cantrell, 89, died Wednesday, Mar 25 in Paintsville Hospital. Born in Morgan County, KY, Jan 12, 1892, he was the son of John and Montgomery Cantrell and was a resident of Meally. His wife, Nancy Preston Cantrell preceded him in death Feb 22, 1960. Surviving are a son, Richard Cantrell, Meally, a daughter, Mary Soard, of FL; two brothers and two sisters, Amos Cantrell and Anna Reed, both of Wabash, IN; Bruce Cantrell, Mackey, IN and Riece Music, West Van Lear; three grandchildren, four step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
CLARK, Harry
1981
Harry Clark, formerly of Floyd County, died March 15 in Riverview Hospital in Columbus, OH. The son of the late Jake and Dolly Turner Clark, he was 63 at the time of his death. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Carolyn Stapleton Clark, and three brothers, Kermit Clark of Webbville, Scotty Clark of Virginia, and John Clark of Florida. Services were held Wednesday, March 18, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with minister Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Bethany Cemetery at Louisville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

   
CONLEY, Irvin
1894-1981
Irvin Conley, 86, died Monday, March 9, in Springfield, OH. Mr. Conley was born in Morgan County, March 16, 1894, the son of Thomas and Frankie Estep Conley. He was a resident of Springfield, a retired farmer and a member of the Bethel United Baptist church. His wife, Nola Conley, preceded him in death October 2, 1980. Surviving are two sons, Duelas Conley, Springfield, and Eugil Conley of Enon, OH; two daughters, Faye Garland, Cincinnati, OH and Jeanette Salyer of Centerville, OH; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 12, in Old Bethel United Baptist Church with Elders Tommie Bailey, Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie and Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Chandler-Salyer Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
CONLEY, Margie
1911-1981
Margie Conley, 69, died Friday, March 13, in her Oil Springs home. Mrs. Conley was born Dec 2, 1911 at Oil Springs, the daughter of Harry and Cordia Conley. Surviving are a brother and sister, Wendell and Martha Conley, Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, in the Oil Springs residence with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Price Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  March 25, 1981

   
CRIDER, Melvina (Branham)
1902-1981
Mrs. Melvina Branham Crider, 78, died Tuesday, Mar 10, in St. Charles Nursing Home, Ft. Wright, KY, after an extended illness. Mrs. Crider was born in Johnson County, July 22, 1902, the daughter of Stephen and Nancy Arrowood Branham. She was a resident of Grant Lick, KY. Her husband, David Home Crider, preceded her in death in 1970.  Surviving are three daughters, Lenore C. Webb, Dayton, OH, Christine Williamson, California, KY, and Alma C. Jarrell, Blaine; a sister, Lillie Stapleton, Estill; four grandchildren, Myra Miller, Samuel D. Williamson, Jaime Roether and Darren Williamson; and two great grandchildren, Bradley Roether and Paris Miller. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar 13 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was in Branham Cemetery, River, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
DANIEL, Rev. James C.
1910-1981
Rev. James Clyde Daniel, 70, of Plain City, OH, died Tuesday, March 17, in Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, OH. He was born at Sitka, December 31, 1910, and was a member of Plain City Freedom Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Neva Daniel, four sons, Rev. James E. Daniel, Allen Park, MI, Clarence L. Daniel, Hilliard, OH, Troy L. Daniel, Plain City, OH, and Elmer R. Daniel, Sheppardsville, KY; three daughters, Mrs. James (Wilma) Crum, Ashley, OH, Mrs. Ray (Glenda) Kelley, Martha and Mrs. Randy (Linda) Kelley, Isonville, KY; 26 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Brice Daniel, Wheelersburg, OH, and one sist4er, Mrs. Ray (Josephine) VanHoose, Sitka. Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, in Union Freewill Baptist Church, Plain City, OH, with Revs. Dorsel Messick and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery with Ferguson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

   
FAIRCHILD, Mary (Blair)
1902-1981
Mary Jane Fairchild, 78, of 225 E. Foulke Ave.,  Carey, OH formerly of Vanlue, OH died Thursday, in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH, after a three week illness. She was born August 25, 1902, in Johnson County, to Henry and Cynthia (Spradlin) Blair. On April 20, 1916, she married John Fairchild, who died November 4, 1974. Survivors include two sons, Cecil of Arcadia and Prater of Paintsville; three daughters, Mrs. John (Fanny) May, Jr., and Mrs. Alvis (Ethel) Hannah of Vanlue and Mrs. Thomas (Lexie) McMahan of Findlay; 19 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. A son Bobby and a brother are deceased.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, Rockhouse.  Services held in the Freewill Baptist Church, north of Carey with Elders Bill Mahan, Fred Buckner and Russ Manns officiating. Burial was in Zion Bloom Cemetery, south of Vanlue. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

    
EALEY, Gladys (McFaddin)
1915-1981
Gladys Ealey of Paintsville, widow of the late Marshall Ealey, succumbed Friday, march 20, at the U. K. Medical Center, at Lexington. Mrs. Ealey, 65, was the daughter of Ruie McKenzie McFaddin and the late Isaac McFaddin. She was born in Johnson County March 31, 1915. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Herbert Ealey of Paintsville and Tommy Ealey of Lexington; three daughters, Rouie Kelly, Flat Gap, Patsy Lewis, Tipp City, OH, and Imogene Blair, Cynthiana; and three brothers, Bert and Harry McFaddin, Paintsville and Isaac McFaddin, Jr., Dayton, OH. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Dick VanHoose and Herman McFaddin officiated at services Monday, March 23, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

   
GAMBLE, Kendall
1914-1981
Kendall Gamble, 66, died Thursday, March 19, at Red Bush. Mr. Gamble was born July 14, 1914, in Morgan County, the son of Elijah and Lillie Mae Wright Gamble. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His first wife, Rosie Smith Gamble, preceded him in death in 1978. Surviving are his mother, Lillie Gamble; his wife, Madeline Downing Gamble; two sons, Johnny Gamble, Red Bush and Tommy Gamble, Blaine; two daughters, Myrtle Pennington and Lillie Mae Conley; five brothers, Lonza and Jack Gamble, Springfield, OH, Ossie L. Gamble, Beauty, Simon Gamble, Franklin, OH, and Jessie B. Gamble, Columbus, OH; four sisters, Betty Cox, Red Bush, Marvie Brewar, Flat Gap, Viola Gillem, Franklin, OH, and Mattie Jane Young, Columbus. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 22 in Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Paul E. Keaton and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Jaynes Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

   
GOBLE, Ben
1897-1981
Ben Goble, 83, died Sunday, March 22, in St. Joe's Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Goble was born Oct 27, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Christopher and Helen Baldridge Goble. He was a resident of West Van Lear and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Manchie Robinson Goble; two sons, Everett Goble, Paintsville and Buddy Goble, West Van Lear; three daughters, Imogene Adams, Columbus, OH; Ailene Alred, Paintsville, and Shirley Hale, Ortinville, MI; a brother and sister, Calhoun Goble and Minnie Hurt, West Van Lear; 13 great grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mar 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sammons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
HAWKS, Lula
1889-1981
Paintsville resident Lula Hawks, 91, died Friday, March 13 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Hawks was born in Tennessee, December 28, 1889, and was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Elsie Strobel, Paintsville, and Nellie Still, Memphis, TN. Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Fred Wiles officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
HOLBROOK, Herbert
1981
Herbert Holbrook, Hillsboro, OH, formerly of Red Bush section of Johnson County, died Sunday, March 1, at Hillsboro. Mr. Holbrook was the brother of Mrs. McKinley Baldwin of Paintsville and Grayson and the late Otis Holbrook of Volga. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 4 in the Hope Miller Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 4, 1981

    
JAYNE, Georgia (Litteral)
1911-1981
Georgia Jayne, 69, of Staffordsville, died Tuesday, March 31, in the Paintsville Hospital. The daughter of Harvey and Pearl Blanton Litteral, Mrs. Jayne was born in Johnson County in December 1911. She was a member of the Church of God.  Her husband, Frank Jayne, preceded her in death in 1972.  She is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth Jayne of Staffordsville and Gerald Jayne of Dayton, OH; 3 daughters, Carolyn Lyons of Marion, OH, Marilyn Castle of Staffordsville and Sandra Sue Sparks of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; also a sister, Maxie Rice of Falcon. Woodrow Frisby, John Frank Ratliff and Dick VanHoose officiated at services Thursday, April 2, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Jayne Family Cemetery at Staffordsville.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

    
KIMBLER, Dave
1907-1981
Dave Kimbler, 73, died Monday, March 2, in Appalachia Hospital, West Liberty. Mr. Kimbler was born August 8, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Scott and Janie Caudill Kimbler. He was a resident of Red Bush and a retired oil well pumper. Surviving are a brother, Garfield Kimbler, Texas, and a niece, Opal VanHoose, Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 11, 1981 Edward McKenzie Edward McKenzie, 63, died Monday, March 9, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. McKenzie was born in Johnson County, August 31, 1917, the son of William and Josephine Litteral McKenzie. He was a resident of River, a retired miner, and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vonda Clay McKenzie, who he married Sept. 20, 1930 in Paintsville; 2 daughters, Phyllis Jean Sneed and Ella Frances Daniel of Columbus, OH; a brother and 4 sisters, Ray McKenzie and Jean Stevens of Ypsilanti, MI, Nellie Mead of Thealka, Sue Horne of Springfield, OH and Carol Cole of Ashland; 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 11, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Bill Meadows and Vinny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Clay-Preston Cemetery, River with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Paul Arrowood, Jay Castle, Charles Daniel, Frank Allen Daniel, Tive Daniel and Terry Preston. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
MEEK, Lizzie (Thompson)
1892-1981
Services were held Saturday, March 21, for Lizzie Meek of Boons Camp, who died March 18, at the age of 88. Born in Johnson County in November, 1892, she was the daughter of Ruben and Minnie Hayten Thompson. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Ike Meek died in 1977.  Surviving are two sons, Isaac Harold Meek and Roy Meek both of Boonscamp; 5 daughters, Opal Sturgill of Boonscamp, Francis Fields of Paintsville, Dorothy Williams of Dayton, OH, Vivian Kimbler of Union, OH and Bonnie Johnson of Englewood, OH; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Elders Richard Mollett, Hobart Pack, B.C. Ferguson and John R. Pelphrey officiated at services in the Hurricane United Baptist Church with burial in the Nim Sturgill Cemetery at Boonscamp.  Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 25, 1981

   
MONROE, Charles E.
1932-1981
Charles Edward Monroe, 48, 313 Gailane Dr., Lawrenceburg, husband of Carole Baldridge Monroe, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital shortly after being admitted. He was a native of Anderson County, born, December 21, 1932, to the late Cly Delbert and Ella Smithey Monroe. He was chief field engineer with Central Associate Engineers, Versailles, with 15 years of service. Mr. Monroe was a graduate of Lawrenceburg Grade School, a 1950 graduate of Anderson High School, attended the University of Kentucky, a veteran of the Korean War and member of the First Christian Church. Other survivors are five sisters, four brothers, two aunts, two uncles and eighteen nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Gash Memorial Chapel by Rev. Jack McCullough and Rev. Robert Parrish. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carl Williams, Martin Baldridge, Malcolm Doyle, Danny Burchett, Don Miller, William Page, Hubert Vicars and Tony P. Williams. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
PRESTON, Tom
1915-1981
Tom Preston, 65, died Monday, March 23 at his Hager Hill residence. Mr. Preston was born April 27, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Lilly Dills Preston. He was a retired miner and a member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge No. 885 F & AM.  Surviving are his wife, Garnett Cantrell Preston, three sons, James Thomas, David Scott and Michael Ray Preston, a brother, Wilson (Buster) Preston, two sisters, Viola Blair and Alice Stambaugh, two grandchildren all of Hager Hill. Funeral services held Thursday, March 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
SALYERS, Verna (Blevins)
1891-1981
Funeral services for Verna Salyers were held Monday, March 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Herb Arms officiating. Mrs. Salyers died Saturday, March 28, in Paintsville Hospital. She was born July 16, 1891, in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Lydia Meade Blevins. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Era Salyers, preceded her in death October 9, 1963. Surviving are a son, Mitchell Salyers, Catlettsburg, four daughters, Ethel Woods, Catlettsburg, Hester Bayes and Minnie Blair, Hager Hill, and Loretta VanHoose, South Charleston, OH; two brothers, Sam Blevins, Ashland, and Roy Blevins, Florence, two sisters, Alice Blevins, Weeksbury, and Wanda Brown, Garnett, NC; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Burial was in the family cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
SPARKS, Ollie (Murray)
1894-1981
Ollie Sparks, 87, died Monday, March 2, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Sparks was born January 20, 1894, in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Jane Murray. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Her husband Powell Sparks preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons, Selcie Sparks of Marengo, OH, Hollie and Richard Sparks of Flat Gap; 5 daughters, Gusta and Ival Sparks of Flat Gap, Inis, Geneva and Flora Sparks of Sunbury, OH; 28 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 5, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and John Meade officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 11, 1981

   
SPENCER, Dorothy (Shepherd)
1922-1981
Dorothy Shepherd Spencer, 58, died Wednesday, March 4, in Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mrs. Spencer was born April 13, 1922, at McKee, KY, the daughter of Elva Truitt Winstead and the late Pearl Shepherd. She was a resident of Franklin, OH. Surviving are her mother, Elva Winstead, her husband, Perry Spencer, two sons, Eddie Bill Spencer, Ypsilanti, MI, and Kenneth Ray Spencer, Hamilton, OH; two daughters, Corrina Patrick, Lynchburg, VA and Patsy Rosick, Van Lear; a brother, Jesse Winstead, Hamilton, OH; five sisters, Mancy Gabbard and Irene Quisenberry, Hamilton, OH Rose Harrison and Gladys Renn, Indiana and Ethel Moore, McKee and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 11, 1981

   
STAMBAUGH, Morris
1918-1981
Morris Stambaugh, 62, died Saturday, March 14 in his Paintsville residence after a brief illness. Born October 2, 1918, in Johnson County, he was the son of Garfield and Locina Akers Stambaugh. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired foreman for Johnson County and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are 3 sons; Ronald and Rick Stambaugh of Waterloo, IN, and Roger Stambaugh of Andrews, IN; a daughter Peggy Adams of Ashland; 2 brothers, James R. Stambaugh of River and Lowell G. Stambaugh of Paintsville; 4 sisters, Lucy VanHoose and Gladys Roberts of Paintsville, Nellie Rice of Stambaugh and Ruie Daniels of Toledo, OH; a half sister, Fannie Davis of Sitka; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Jim Price and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
STANAFORD, Enoch
1891-1981
Enoch Stanaford, 90, died Friday, March 20, in Dayton, OH. Mr. Stanaford was born Feb 7, 1891 in Johnson County. He was a retired employee of General Motors. His wife, Caroline Mollette Stanaford preceded him in death June 21, 1980. Surviving are six sons, Virgil Stanaford, Boons Camp, Eddie, Enoch, Jr., and oval D. Stanaford, Dayton, OH, Carl Stanaford of Beaver Creek, OH and Russell Stanaford of West Carrollton, OH; two daughter, Opal Music of Dayton, OH and Mabel Polvis of Beaver Creek, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, march 24 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Mollette Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
STEPP, Audrey (Frazier)
1927-1981
Audrey Frazier Stepp, 54, died Tuesday, Mar 24 in Galion County Hospital, Galion, OH. Mrs. Stepp was born in Johnson County, June 13, 1927, the daughter of the late Alfred Ratcliff, Sr. and Teri Frazier Ratcliff of Ashland. Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Phillip R. Caudill, Galion, OH and Danny Caudill, Aiea, Hawaii; two daughters, Lynda Tweed and Sheila Stepp, Galion, OH; five brothers, Rev. Cecil Frazier, Galion, Billy Ray Frazier, Marion, OH, Fred and Gary Frazier, Ashland, and James Frazier, Columbus, OH; and a sister, Ernestine Centers, Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar 28 in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Guy Frazier officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
TRIMBLE, Fred
1918-1981
Fred Trimble, 62, died Wednesday, March 25, in his Columbus, Oh home after an extended illness.  Mr. Trimble was born May 9, 1918, in Johnson County, the son of Albert and Naomi Tackett Trimble. He was a retired employee of Teeters Packing Company and a member of the Old Union United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eva Lee King Trimble, who he married February 1, 1940 in Paintsville ; two sons, Phillip Trimble, Sr and Phillip Trimble, J. both of Columbus, OH; four daughters, Martha Lou Smith of IL, Eunice Coldren of Columbus, OH, Dixie Lee Hawkins of Galloway, OH and Crystal Schafer of Fremont, OH; three brothers, John Trimble of Washington Court House, OH, James Trimble of Findley, OH, and Harry Trimble of Springfield, OH; three sisters, Beulah Baldwin of Mutual, OH, Malta Ward of Springfield, Oh and Alkie Castle of Red Bush; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held Friday, March 27 at Old Union Baptist Church. Burial was in family cemetery at Red Bush with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 1, 1981

   
VANHOOSE, Richard
1901-1981
Richard VanHoose, 79, died Friday, march 13, in Paintsville Hospital. The son of James and Ida Bush VanHoose, he was born August 10, 1901, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Tutor Key, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Rilda Daniels VanHoose; a son, James Kenneth VanHoose of Tutor Key; 4 daughters, Neva VanHoose and Erma Salyer of Tutor Key, Louise Milligan of Indianapolis, IN, and Emma Jean Preston of Handley, WV; 2 sisters, Lula Ward of Tutor Key and Lona Daniels of Ironton, OH; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Londis Meek, James Kelly Caudill, Irvin Castle and Hubert Slone officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Tutor Key, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 18, 1981

   
WILEY, Earl
1909-1981
Earl Wiley, 71, died Tuesday, March 31 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Ardmore, MO in September 1909, he was the son of Lim and Mollie VanHoose Wiley. He was a retired miner, self-employed, and a resident of River and a member of River United Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Garnett Wallen Wiley, 2 sons and 8 daughters, Wade Douglas Wiley of Houston, TX, Jerry Wayne Wiley of Paw Paw, MI; Faye Earlene Spradlin of New Lebanon, OH, Wilma Grace Saxton of Huntington, WV, Onedia Mae Riley of Marion, OH, Vivian Lee West of West Van Lear, Sherry Lynn Hoying of Dayton, OH, Janice Sue Getman of Lima, OH, Marie Hall of Thelma, and Teresa VanHoose of River.  Also surviving is a sister, Arredith Sparks of Madison, WV; 27 grandchildren and a great grandchild.  Buell Ferguson and Charles Price officiated at services Friday, April 3, in the River United Baptist Church. Burial was in Forest Preston Cemetery at River. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981



 
APRIL - 1981

   
  
    
BAILEY, Sanford
1895-1981
Sanford Bailey, 86, formerly of Keaton, died Monday, April 20, in University Hospital, Columbus, OH.  Born January 12, 1895 in Johnson County, he was the son of Andrew and Hannah Skaggs Bailey. He was a resident of Franklin Furnace, OH, a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company, and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Esley Ferguson Bailey, preceded him in death February 24, 1980.  Surviving are two sons, Thomas M. Bailey, Franklin Furnace, OH, and James G. Bailey, Portsmouth, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Janice Ferguson, Albany, OH; two brothers, Elder J. T. Bailey, Keaton, and Charley Bailey, Flat Gap; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Thursday, April 23, in Christian Union Enterprise Baptist Church, Keaton, with Revs. Lafe Skaggs, Harrison Ferguson and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

   
BAILEY, Sibyl (Preston)
1900-1981
Mrs. Sibyl Bailey, 81, of Blaine, died Thursday, April 2, in the Jordan Nursing Home at Louisa.  Born in Floyd County in February, 1900, she was the daughter of Frank and Ellen Leslie Preston and was a resident of Blaine at the time of her death. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Mrs. Bailey's husband, Dr. T.B. Bailey preceded her in death in 1950. Survivors include a son, Bill Bailey of Blaine and two grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother and sister, James K. Preston of Urbana, Oh and Mrs. Martha Slone of Pataskala, OH.  Revs. Harold Salyer, Bruce Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiated at services Saturday, April 4 in the Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

   
BALDWIN, Curtis E.
1910-1981
Curtis E. Baldwin, 70, died Thursday, April 9.  Mr. Baldwin was born May 19, 1910, in Johnson County, the son of Wince and Rebecca Spradlin Baldwin. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek, a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Shellie Reed Baldwin; two sons, Harold and Darrell Baldwin, Barnetts Creek; a brother and sister, Harvey Baldwin, Oil Springs, and Mrs. Alma Spradlin, Denver.  Funeral services held Sunday, April 12, in Old Little Paint United Baptist Church at Oil Springs. Elders Kenneth Trimble, Jarrett Cordle, Melvin Wright and Charlie Arrington officiated. Burial was in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

   
BALDWIN, Nova (Holbrook)
1903-1981
Nova Holbrook Baldwin, 78, died Wednesday, April 29, in her Grayson residence after an extended illness.  Mrs. Baldwin was born February 28, 1903, in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Polly Johnson Holbrook. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Baldwin, January 29, 1965. Surviving are three sons, Lowell Baldwin, Minneapolis, Minn., Carrol D. C. Baldwin, Grayson, and Robert Baldwin, Paintsville; two daughters, Imogene Ward, Southgate and Patricia Morris, Paintsville; a brother, James Holbrook of Circleville, OH; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, May 2, in Paintsville United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and O.I. Williams officiating. Burial in Baldwin Cemetery, Oil Springs, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

   
BOWENS, Lula (Hale)
1915-1981
Services were held Thursday, April 2 for Mrs. Lula Bowens, who died April 1 after a short illness. The Williamsport resident was the daughter of Grant and Lizzie Scarberry Hale, born April 15, 1915, she was a native of Johnson County. Her late husband, Eddie Bowens, preceded her in death March 1980. Three sons, Doffie and Eugene Bowens, of Williamsport and McArthur Bowens of Attica, OH, survive as do nine grandchildren and a great grandchild, and a brother, Jay Hale of Nolan, WV. Jack Woody, Isaac Rowland, and Walter Dutton officiated at services in the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church. Burial was in the Bowen Family Cemetery at Williamsport. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

   
BUTCHER, Wilburn
1923-1981
Wilburn "Curley" Butcher, 57, died Sunday, April 12, after an extended illness. Born April 21, 1923 in Johnson County, he was the son of T. H. and Pearl Bowling Butcher. He was a resident of Wittensville, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Fannie VanHoose Butcher; four sons, Jimmy Wayne Butcher of Springfield, OH, Michael Dean Butcher of Lexington, Larry M. and Donald Ray Butcher of Wittensville. Also five brothers, Jesse and Warren Butcher, Van Lear, Frank, Hershell and Thomas Butcher, Wabash, IN; five sisters, Lida Mae Collins, Jean Music and Wanda lee Prater, Wabash, IN, Faye of Chicago, IL and Dorothy Burke, Chicago; two half brothers, Melvin and Wetzel Butcher, Van Lear; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley, Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

   
CASTLE, Roy
1900-1981
Roy Castle, 81, died Wednesday, April 8, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Castle was born March 18, 1900 in Johnson County, the son of Alonzo and Martha Dixon Castle, and was a resident of Wittensville.  Surviving are his wife Birdie Burghoff Castle; a son Lonzo Lee Roy Castle of Kendalville, IN; 5 daughters, Marie Wiley of Paintsville, Ruth Collins of Columbus, OH, Louise Wiley of Wittensville, Joyce Scercy of Swathmore, ??, and Dixie Rice of Kendalville, IN.; 3 brothers, Sullivan and McKinley Castle of Springfield, OH and Willie Bill Castle of Wittensville; a sister, Dixie Boyd of Ashland; 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley, Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

   
COLLINS, Rex
1936-1981
Rex Collins, 55, died Saturday, April 25, in his Thealka home after an extended illness. Born Dec 19, 1926 in Magoffin County, he was the son of Millard and Mattie Caudill Collins, and a retired veteran. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Collette Collins; three sons, Larry and Terry Collins of Thealka and Gary Collins of Wittensville; a daughter Regina Daniels of Thealka; 3 brothers, Earl and Hobart Collins, Salyersville, and Roy Collins, Richmond, IN; two sisters, Eula Meek of Paintsville and Clara Patrick of Salyersville; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Collette Cemetery in Salyersville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

    
DANIEL, Adelene (Patton)
1981
Mrs. Adelene Patton Daniel, Decatur, GA, died Thursday, April 16. Surviving are her husband, Virgil Daniel; a son, Thomas Morell Daniel, Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Sue Jenks, Anaheim, CA; three brothers, Chester Patton, Abingdon, VA, Palmer Patton, Prestonsburg, and Alex V. Patton, Arcadia, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Sansom, Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Nancy Packett, Emma; a granddaughter, Melissa Sue Jenks, Anaheim. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons with Rev. Earl Peacock officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

   
DELONG, Ted
1914-1981
Ted Delong, 66, died Thursday, April 23, in his West Van Lear home. Mr. Delong was born June 11, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of William and Emma Hyden Delong. He was a retired employee of C & O Railroad and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Music Delong, in 1959. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Parsons Delong; five sons, Teddy Delong, Nippa, Bill, Doug, Jim and Mike Delong, Hager Hill; a step son, William Stallings, Lexington, three daughters, Judy Daniels and Joan Tackett, Hager Hill, and Janet Lilly, North Webster, IN; a step daughter, Joyce Owens, St. Stephens, SC. Also, three sisters, Roxie Music, and Fannie Franklin, Hager Hill, and Anna Green, Waverly, OH; 21 grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Hill and Frank Osborne officiating. Burial was in Delong Cemetery, West Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

   
DICKERSON, Mary (Williams)
1909-1981
Mrs. Mary Bell Dickerson, 71, died Friday, April 3, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Dickerson was born October 28, 1909 in Lawrence County, the daughter of R. C. and Fally Frazier Williams. She was a resident of Stambaugh and a member of the Clifford United Baptist Church. Her husband, Lee Dickerson, preceded her in death in 1948. Surviving are six sons, Amos, Arnold, and Larrie Dickerson of Stambaugh, Robert Dickerson of Mentor, OH, William Dickerson, Continental, OH and James R. Dickerson, Indianapolis,  IN; three daughters, Fannie Dickerson, Stambaugh, Lillie Mae Horton, Louisa, and Mildred Holbrook, Mt. Sterling. Also two brothers and two sisters, Bill Williams, Louisa, Jim Williams, and Flora Williams of OH and Francis Workman of Red Jacket, WV; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services held Monday, April 6, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gallie Issac officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Stambaugh with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Orville, Amos, Elvis and Bill Dickerson, and Larry and Roger Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

   
FERGUSON, James E.
1920-1981
James E. Ferguson, 60, died Thursday, April 9, in Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, MI after a brief illness. Mr. Ferguson was born November 1, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of B. C. and Georgia Price Ferguson. He was a resident of Dearborn and a truck driver for Freight Cartage Company. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Erma Witlock Ferguson, and three sisters, Hester Preston, Lexington, Louise Munson, PenHook, VA, and Blanche Castle, Meally. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 14, in Concord United Baptist Church with Tommy Bailey, Cecil Murray, Charles Price, and C. J. Sparks officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 22, 1981

   
FYFFE, N. K.
1905-1981
N. K. Fyffe, 76, succumbed Friday, April 3, after an extended illness. Mr. Fyffe was the father of Paul G. Fyffe, general manager of WSIP Radio in Paintsville. A native of Johnson County, he was born in Feb 1905, the son of William H. and Lina Evans Ferguson Fyffe. He was a resident of Northgate, in Paintsville, at the time of his death. A member of the Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM and of the United Methodist Church, Mr. Fyffe was a retired salesman. His wife, Ruie Franklin Fyffe, survives. In addition to Paul Fyffe, two other sons survive, Carl L. Fyffe of Lexington and James W. Fyffe of Montgomery, AL, 8 grandchildren. Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services Sunday, April 4, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

   
GREEN, Jeffrey A.
1963-1981
Jeffrey Alan Green, 17, died Thursday, April 16, in Elyria, OH, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Green was born May 26, 1963, in Lorain, OH. He was a resident of Sheffield Lake, OH, a student at Senior Lorain Joint Vocational School and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, Ova and Emma Lemaster Green; two brothers, John and Robert Green, Sheffield Lake, and his paternal grandfather, Ira Green, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Lemaster and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Old Hood Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 22, 1981

   
GREEN, Sam
1897-1981
Sam Green, 83, died Sunday, April 26, in his Lowmansville home. Mr. Green was born September 29, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of George and Mary Ramey Green. He was a retired miner and a member of Locust Grove United Baptist Church. His wife, Gracie Castle, preceded him in death in August 1946. Surviving are three brothers, Jess Green, Paintsville, Frank Green, New Holland, OH and Lawrence Green, Logan, OH; and three sisters, Mrs. Pherbia Jane Castle, Ohio, Mrs. Zora Sparks, River, and Mrs. Melissa Sparks, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Buel Ferguson and Bruce Howard officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery, Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

    
GRIFFITH, Paul E.
1981
Paul Edwin Griffith, 48, died Sunday, April 26, in Grand Strand General Hospital, Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Griffith was born in Kentucky the son of Morton and Nancy Blair Griffith. He was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church, an employee of General Telephone, and a member of Pauley's Island Road Club, Independent Telephone Pioneers Association, Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, a past president of AFCEA and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his father, Morton Griffith of Hager Hill; his wife, Betty Goble Griffith; a son, Paul Michael Griffith, Greenwood, SC, two brothers, Berlin Griffith, Winchester, and Harlan Griffith, Pikeville; six sisters, Shella Griffith, Mrs. Alice Rice, Mrs. Ruth Spradlin and Mrs. Lillian Gullett, Hager Hill, Mrs. Edna McKenzie, Volga, and Mrs. Ella Mae Patrick, Cuba, IL; and one grandchild. Funeral services held Wednesday April 29 in McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway, SC. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

  
GRIMM, Ruel R.
1914-1981
Ruel R. Grimm, 67, of Mt. Gilead, OH, died April 24, 1981 at Morrow County Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired assembler at HPM and was a member of the local union. He attended the Enterprise Baptist Church in Edison. He was born at Stambaugh on January 26, 1914, a son of Farris and Malta Daniels Grimm. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Patrick Grimm who he married Feb. 29, 1936; 3 sons, Maurice of Cardington, Douglas of Mt. Gilead and Sammie of Gray, TN; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Also 4 sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Greene of Johnsville, OH, Sue Tandy of Detroit, Mrs. Minnie Young and Ollie Grimm both of Long Beach CA; and one brother Duel Grimm of Mansfield, OH Funeral services were held at Cravens Funeral Home, Mt. Gilead, OH, with Rev. Dan Patrick officiating.  Burial was in Rivercliff Cemetery at Mt. Gilead, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

   
HAYES, Carl
1901-1981
Carl Hayes, 79, died Wednesday, April 15, in Louisa Community Hospital, Louisa. Mr. Hayes was born July 18, 1901, in Lawrence County, the son of William and Priscilla Moore Hayes. He was a resident of River, a retired mail carrier and a member of Bells Chapel Church. Surviving are his wife, Jean Castle Hayes; 5 sons, Yulas and Charles Hayes of Lowmansville, Carl T. Hayes of Tutor Key, William Hayes of Ulysses and Otis Hayes of Paintsville; 3 daughters, Bertha Mae Dooley of Charley, KY, Evelyn Adams of Columbus, OH, and Bonnie Sue Hayes of Lowmansville.  Also, 4 brothers, Farris, L.B. and Matt Hayes of Louisa and Gus Hayes of Staffordsville; and 3 sisters, Ollie Bryant and Lou Ella Adams of Charley and Montie castle of Urbana, OH.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 18, in Bells Chapel Church with Rev. Harold Stephens and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Charley with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 22, 1981

  
KELLY, Willie A.
1911-1981
Willie Alvin Kelly, 69, died Sunday, April 19, at his Red Bush farm. Born April 28, 1911, in Johnson County, he was the son of Squire and Sarah Johnson Kelly. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ditty Kelly; two step daughters, Barbara Williams and Linda Bell; a brother, J. W. Kelly of Keaton and a sister, Sola Kelly of Tampa, FL. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

   
MILLER, Lina
1981
Mrs. Lina Miller, 75, a native of Martin County, died April 1 in Milford, OH after a lengthy illness. A member of the Whitehouse United Baptist Church, Mrs. Miller was the wife of Dollie Miller, of Milford. Survivors include three sons, Dan Miller of Charley, Ernie Miller of Columbus, OH, and Buster Miller of Milford, OH; two daughters, Lina B. Fyffe of Milford and Lydia Margaret Salyers; a step daughter, Lillian Watson of Marion, OH; sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and twenty great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Levi Mollette, of Thacker, WV. Services were held April 4 in the chapel of the Preston Funeral Home, with J. W. Holcomb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Charley. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

   
PENNINGTON, Luther
1953-1981
Luther Pennington, 27, died Thursday, April 9, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Pennington was born Oct 22, 1953 in Johnson County, the son of Charley and Terrie Rowland Pennington. He was a resident of Red Bush and was employed as a truck driver. Surviving are three brothers, Mervel, Glenn and James Pennington of Red Bush; four sisters, Gladys McKenzie, Flat Gap, Merzie Lewis, Boons Camp, Ruth McKenzie and Paulette McKenzie, Volga. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, in his Red Bush home with Bruce Daniel and Tivis Isom officiating. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery, Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

  
RATLIFF, Margie (Jackson)
1925-1981
Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Margie Ratliff, 56. Mrs. Ratliff was born May 14, 1925, in Johnson County, the daughter of Bernice and Fannie Conley Jackson. She was a resident of Taylor, MI and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, her husband, Rece Ratliff; a son, Douglas Adams of Oregon; three brothers, Henry and Billy Jackson, Paintsville and Willard Jackson, Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Janice Pelphrey, Staffordsville; and four grandchildren. John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981

   
SCOTT, Thomas E.
1938-1981
Thomas E. Scott, 43, of 2479 Lagonda Ave., died recently in Community Hospital following an year of failing health. A grinder for O. S. Kelly Co., he was born in Johnson County on March 26, 1938, a son of Hebern and Mary Blair Scott, and had resided in the Springfield area for the past 25 years, where he attended International Pentecostal Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mallie Irene Litteral Scott; four daughters, Mrs. Michael (Karen) Brooks of South Charleston, Mrs. Tipton (Sharon) Brooks of Springfield, Susan and Lisa Scott, both at home; two sons, Mark and Thomas E. Jr., both at home; a step daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Cheryl) Raines of South Charleston, and a stepson, Steve A. Fife of Springfield. Also six sisters, Mrs. Bernie (Hazel) Jackson of Stockbridge, MI, Mrs. Raymond (Joe) Hannah, Mrs. Kathleen Litteral, Mrs. Chester (Patty) Blanton, all of Swamp Branch, Mrs. Kenneth (Cledith) Hannah of South Solon, and Mrs. Curtis (Cleo) May, Jr., of Springfield, two brothers, Buck of Swamp Branch and Bob of Springfield, and seven grandchildren. Services were held in International Pentecostal Church of Christ by the Rev. Cecil McCarty, with burial in Ferncliff Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

   
SLONE, Elmer
1920-1981
Funeral services for Elmer Slone were held Friday, April 24, in Paintsville Funeral Home chapel. Mr. Slone died Tuesday, April 21, in Louisa Community Hospital following an extended illness. Born January 20, 1920 in Knott County, he was the son of Travis and Jane Slone and was a resident of Volga and a retired coal miner. Surviving are his mother, Jane Slone; his wife, Mary Louise Ramey Slone; four brothers, Harold Slone, Ashland, Charles Slone, Crestline, OH, Onio and Carl Slone, Shelby, OH; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Tooker and Mrs. Willa Dean Mollett, Shelby. Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

   
SPRADLIN, Earl
1903-1981
Services were held Monday, April 6, for Earl Spradlin, 77, who died Saturday, April 4 at Paintsville Hospital. The Denver resident was born August 2, 1903, in Johnson County, the son of George and Charity Adams Spradlin. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Arms Spradlin; 2 sons, Paul B. Spradlin of Hager Hill and Eugene Earl Spradlin of Denver; 3 daughters, Edith Arlene Music, Virginia Estep and Phyllis Hannah of Denver; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 3 brothers, Walter and George Spradlin of Denver and Irvin Spradlin of Paintsville. Dick VanHoose and Carl Baldridge officiated at services in the Liberty Baptist Church. Burial was in family cemetery at Denver. The Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

  
STAMBAUGH, Floyd
1905-1981
Floyd Stambaugh, 75, died Wednesday, April 22, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness.  Born May 28, 1905, in Johnson County, he was the son of Lafe and Sarah Murphy Stambaugh. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eula VanHoose Stambaugh; two sons, Charles T. and Dwight Wade Stambaugh; and three daughters, Betty Sadler, Bonita VanHoose and Sarah Taylor all of Nippa; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, April 25 in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Grover Castle officiating. Burial was in the Roy Meadows Cemetery, at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 29, 1981

  
VANHOOSE, Goldie (Blair)
1894-1981
Mrs. Goldie Blair VanHoose, 86, former operator of the VanHoose Grocery, died April 2 at the Crest Haven Rest Home in Paintsville after an extended illness.  The Paintsville resident was born in Johnson County in September 1894, the daughter of Harrison and Lidia Hitchcock Blair. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Noah VanHoose died in 1955.  Survivors include 2 sons, Ray and Roy VanHoose of Paintsville; 4 daughters, Edna Jett of Paintsville, Faye Dingus of Martin, Mary Hope Walker of Louisville and Josephine Howe of Rockhill, SC; 2 sisters, Vera VanHoose and Teri Nelson, both of Paintsville. Rev. C. C. Hall officiated at services Saturday, April 4, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home.  Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

  
WHITT, Ellis
1905-1981
Ellis Whitt, retired district manager for the marketing division of Ashland Oil, died Tuesday, April 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. A Paintsville resident, Mr. Whitt was born Aug 13, 1905 in Magoffin County. He was the son of the late B. F. and Mary Jackson Whitt. He was a member of the United Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Alka Rice Whitt, and a son, Calvin C. Whitt, both of Paintsville, two grandsons, Mark Calvin Whitt and Robert Ellis Whitt and relatives, Oakie Skaggs of Wheelersburg, OH, Mrs. Harry Creech of Lewiston, ID, and Mrs. Shamel Whitt of Walla Walla, WA. Elders Lonza Reed and Samuel Colvin officiated at services in the Paintsville United Baptist church on Sunday, April 5. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

  
WILLIAMS, Charles Jr.
1923-1981
Services were held Wednesday, April 1, for Charles Williams, Jr., 57, who died March 29, at Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Born at Keaton in July 1923, he was the son of Charles Williams, Sr., and Geneva Scrivner Williams. A mechanic and welder by trade, he was a Paintsville resident at the time of his death. Mr. Williams served in the United States Coast Guard in World War II. Survivors include his mother, his wife, Colleen Grimm Williams, and three sons, Tim Williams, Staffordsville, Charles Williams, III and R. J. Williams, both of Paintsville, a grandson, Kip Williams, also survives. Surviving brothers and sisters include Wilma Lou Bradley of Maysville, Vicki Pack and Edward P. Williams of Paintsville, Robert Williams and David Michael Williams of Louisville. Revs. Graham Abbott, C. C. Hall and John Frank Ratliff officiated at services Wednesday, April 1, in the chapel of Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 8, 1981

   
WILLIAMS, Fred
1981
Fred Williams, 84, died recently in Riverside Hospital. He was a retired employee of the State of Kentucky, a member of the United Baptist Church, and a resident of Westerville, OH. Surviving are his wife, Melissie Rice Williams; two sons, Edgel Williams, Toledo, OH, and O. D. Williams, Columbus, OH; five daughters, Olive Bailey, Kentucky, Mrs. Elza Lyons, Westerville, Nancy L. Porath, Grandview Heights, Mrs. James Keller, Florida, and Mrs. Thomas Ruff, Grove City, OH; 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, and a brother, Dola Williams, Bellefontaine. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 15, 1981



 
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ATKINSON, Marvin
1909-1981
Services were held Wednesday, May 20, for Marvin Atkinson of Paintsville, who succumbed may 17 at his home. Mr. Atkinson, 72, was a veteran employee of the Paintsville Hospital. He was the son of Fred and Fannie Mayo Atkinson, and was born in Johnson County in Jan 1909. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Johnson Atkinson, a step daughter, Barbara McGraw and a granddaughter. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Libby Holbrook and Mrs. Josephine Martin, both of Paintsville. Rev. Sam Glenn officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 27, 1981

    
BURNS, Virgie (Hunley)
1909-1981
Mrs. Virgie Burns, 72, died Wednesday, May 6, at her Paintsville home. Mrs. Burns was born January 12, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of Tilden and Missouri Bolden Hunley. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Carl Burns, preceded her in death in July 1959. Surviving are eight sons, Douglas and Leonard Ray Burns, Columbus, OH, Rev. Burns, Watergap, Harold Jay Burns, Wabash, IN, Smith and Carl T. Burns, Nippa, Roy Lee Burns, Wittensville, and Corbitt Burns, Tutor Key; two daughters, Mary Williams, Sitka and Magdalene Blackburn, Inez, and a sister, Anna Johnson, Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Burns Family Cemetery, Nippa, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

   
CAUDILL, Anna (Wireman)
1927-1981
Anna Rebecca Caudill, 53, died Saturday, May 2, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Caudill was born December 30, 1927, in Floyd County, the daughter of Robert and Maude Hamilton Wireman. She was a resident of Auxier. Surviving are her husband, James W. Caudill, two daughters, Deanna Leslie, Emma and Mary hall, Hager Hill, five brothers, Robert Wireman, Jr., Valkey City, OH, David Wireman, Cincinnati, OH, Richard, Howard and James Wireman, Lexington, and a sister, Alice Curnutte, Auxier. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

    
COX, Ella (Webb)
1883-1981
Ella Webb Cox, widow of the late W. H. Cox of Paintsville, died Sunday, May 10 at the home of her daughter, Wilma Dalzell. Mrs. Cox, 97, was the daughter of Crayton Webb and Phoebe Reed Webb. She was born in Johnson Co., on Dec 12, 1883.    She had been a member of the Bethel United Baptist Church since 1906. Her late husband, who preceded her in death in May, 1975, was chief executive officer and a director of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Paintsville, and had been associated with the financial institution since its formation. A son, Byrd W. Cox, who was an officer with First Federal, also preceded her in death. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Dalzell, are three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. Services were held Wednesday, May 13, at 11 am in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville, with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

   
DANIEL, Leona (VanHoose)
1885-1981
Thealka resident Leona VanHoose Daniel, 95, died Tuesday, May 5, in her home. Mrs. Daniels was born September 14, 1885, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Lavinia Castle VanHoose. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Scott Daniel, preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 daughters, Bo Robinson of Thealka, Mickey Howard of Lowmansville, Neva Picklesimer of Flatwoods, and Edith Holbrook of Belfonte; 7 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Frdiay, May 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders O. I. Williams, C. J. Sparks, and Hollie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

  
EALEY, Rouie (Meade)
1910-1981
Rouie Meade Ealey, 70, a resident of Staffordsville, died May 20, in Louisa. Born in Magoffin County in July 1910, she was the daughter of John and Mary Estep Meade. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Ealey is survived by her husband, Theodore Ealey, a brother, George Meade, of Paintsville, and two sisters, Lura Conley of Staffordsville and Linnie Blanton of Beaver, OH. Norman Roberts, Sr., Guy Frazier and Wallace Conley officiated at services Saturday, May 23, in the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery at Staffordsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

      
FERGUSON, Arthur F.
1918-1981
Arthur F. Ferguson, 63, died Monday, May 11, at his Martha home after an extended illness. Born March 29, 1918, in Morgan County, he was the son of Newt and Elizabeth Keaton Ferguson. He was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Martha Louise Reed Ferguson; two sons, Newt Ferguson, Keaton and Russell Ferguson, Martha, three daughters, Sandra Keaton and Nancy Jackson, Plain City, OH, and Francis Curnutte, Martha, four sisters, Pauline and Juanita Gillum, Martha, Louella Keaton, Hillard, OH and Cloa Sparks, Florida; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 14, in Old Paint Church at Moon, KY, with Elders Paul Keaton and Robie Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Terryville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 20, 1981

   
FITCH, Mark D.
1968-1981
Mark Daniel Fitch, 12, died Friday, May 29, in UK Medical Center, Lexington. Mark was born June 17, 1968, in Welch, WV, the son of Charles and Carolyn Layne Fitch. He was a resident of Meally. Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, Charles Michael Fitch. Funeral services were held Monday, June 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Welch-Davis Cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 3, 1981

    
FLETCHER, Michael
1955-1981
Michael Richard Fletcher, 26, died Saturday, May 30, at his Volga residence. Mr. Fletcher was born March 23, 1955 in Michigan. Surviving are his parents, Richard and Delores Fletcher; a brother and three sisters, Danny Fletcher, Corbin, KY, Dianna Sherry and Brenda Fletcher, New York. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in Cannons Chapel Church with Richard Held officiating. Burial will be in Adams Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 3, 1981

   
GRIM, Mollie
1896-1981
Mollie Grim, 84, of Lowmansville, died May 21 at the Paintsville Hospital. The Johnson County native was born in Nov 1896, the daughter of Millard and Margaret McClure. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Foster Grim, died in July 1966. Mrs. Grim is survived by two sons, Carson Grim of Lowmansville, Roberta Daniels of Prestonsburg and Naomi Stapleton of Russell; and six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild, two step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers, Dewey McClure and Theodore McClure, and two sisters, Laura Castle and Uinenna Murray, both of Thealka. Elders Irvin Preston, Florida Lyons and Johnny Grim officiated at services held Sunday, May 24, at the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Grim Cemetery at Lowmansville. Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

    
HAMPTON, Daniel L.
1971-1981
Daniel Lee Hampton, 9, died Friday, May 15, in a Dayton, OH, hospital after an extended illness. Born Dec 10, 1971, in Dayton, he was the son of William and Tennessee Hinkle Hampton. Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hinkle, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Velva Hampton. Funeral services were held Monday, May 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Harless Hammonds officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 20, 1981

    
HARRIS, Margaret (Auxier)
1981
Mrs. Margaret Auxier Harris died Sunday, May 10 in Sioux Falls, SD. Memorial services were held May 11 at the Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with the Rabbi Stephen Forstein officiating. Dr. Richard S. Hosen, son in law of Mrs. Harris, gave the eulogy. Mrs. Harris lay in state from 12:30 May 13 until 1 p.m. May 14 at the Calvert Funeral Home in West Port, MS. Interment rites were at the Greenwood Cemetery with Dr. David E. Hall of the First Baptist Church of West Port officiating. Area family members attending the services included Mrs. J. Milo (Sally) Preston, sister of Mrs. Harris, and nephew, James R. Preston. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 3, 1981

   
HITCHCOCK, Kenneth
1946-1981
Kenneth Hitchcock, 34, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, May 19, at Dayton, OH. He was the son of Burns and Lillian Hitchcock, and was born in Johnson County in Sept 1946. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Billie June Downend Hitchcock, and a daughter, Leah; and three brothers, William, Charles, and Eddie Hitchcock, all of Van Lear. Lee Music officiated at services Saturday, May 23, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Setzer-Hitchcock Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

   
LYONS, Ruby (Williams)
1925-1981
Hager Hill resident Rudy Jean Lyons, 56, died Tuesday, May 19, at her home. Born March 25, 1925, she was the daughter of Bob and Stella Hampton Williams. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her parents, her husband, Anthony S. Lyons, and a son, Michael Lyons of Denver. Also surviving are a brother, Bill Williams of Owensboro, and a sister, Opal Melvin of Paintsville. Two grandchildren also survive. Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

   
MCFADDIN, Emmaline (Robinson)
1908-1981
Mrs. Emmaline "Rhoda" McFaddin, 73, of Springfield, OH, died Tuesday, May 5 in Community Hospital. A resident of Springfield for the past 31 years, she was born in Paintsville, Jan 7, 1908, the daughter of Proctor and Margaret Spears Robinson. She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were three children, Nancy, Robert and James. Survivors include her husband, Tomie; two sons, Tommy, Jr. and Eugene both of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Rexford (Patsy) Blanton, Oil Springs, and Mrs. John (Frances) Arnold, Springfield; a brother, Ernest Robinson, Medway; two sisters, her twin, Mrs. Adaline Castle, Augusta, GA and Mrs. Dorothy VanHoose, Paintsville; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, May 8, in Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home with Rev. Kevin Boggs officiating. Entombment was in the Rose Hill Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 3, 1981

  
MULLETT, James H.
1905-1981
James H. Mullett, 75, died Sunday, May 3, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born December 3, 1905 in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Sarah Crum Mullett. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired miner and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Vernie Music Mullett; three brothers and one sister, Ben and Jack Mullett, Weeksbury, and William Mullett and Mrs. Raleigh Hinson, Paducah. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. John F. Ratliff and Jimmy Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Music Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

   
MURRAY, Lundy
1911-1981
Retired miner Lundy Murray, 70, died May 21 at the Paintsville Hospital. He was a retired miner, resident of Sitka, and member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. He was born in May 1911, in Johnson County, the son of C. B. and Loucina Chandler Murray. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Lemaster Murray, a son, Phillip Eugene Murray of Sitka, and 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, James R. Murray of Sitka; 3 sisters, Naomi Lemaster and Ester Crislip of Sitka and Ruth Daniels of Ashland. John Meade, Bruce Castle and James Kelly Caudill officiated at the services in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist church on Sunday, May 24.  Burial was in family cemetery at Sitka. Arrangements were under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

   
NAPIER, Bessie (Layne)
1907-1981
Bessie Napier, 73, died Tuesday, May 5, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Napier was born August 17, 1907 in West Virginia, the daughter of Judge and Mary White Layne. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Minifee Napier, preceded her in death December 15, 1975. Surviving are a son, Irvin Napier, Thealka; two brothers, Bud and Junior Layne, Detroit, MI; two sisters, Cordy Layne, Hager Hill, and Essie Hatfield, Gilbert, WV; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7 in Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Tackett Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

   
PACK, Walter J.
1907-1981
Rev. Walter Jay Pack, 73, died May 29 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born September 15, 1907, in Morgan County, he was the son of Renna M. and Myrtle Brown Pack. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Rice Pack, East Point, Vernon and Calvin Pack, Hager Hill; five daughters, Joann Trimble, Paintsville, Faye Williams and Sue Abney, Hager Hill, Marlene VanHoose, Wittensville; and Billie Hyden, Wabash, IN; a half brother and sister, Wallie B. Pack, Mississippi; and Jessie Triplett, Wheelersburg, OH; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June  1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Caldwell and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 3, 1981

   
REED, Josie (Caudill)
1896-1981
Mrs. Josie Reed, 84, died Monday, May 11, in Louisa Community Hospital, after an extended illness. Born October 20, 1896, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Able and Louise Rice Caudill. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Elbert H. Reed, preceded her in death March 6, 1980. Surviving are a brother, James Caudill, Stanton, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed, and James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

   
RICE, Elsine (Setser)
1919-1981
Elsine Rice, 62, died Wednesday, May 20, at her home in Wittensville. Born in Martin County in May 1919, she was the daughter of John and Rosie Delong Setser. She was a member of the Church of Christ.  Her husband, Alton Rice, survives as do 3 sons, Morris Rice of Wittensville, Alfred Rice of Sitka and John Roy Rice of West Van Lear; 7 grandchildren. Rev. J. H. Short officiated at services Saturday, May 23, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

    
SLONE, Christina
1981
Christina Lynn Slone, infant daughter of Edmund and Pearlie Bolen Slone, died Thursday, May 14, in Paintsville Hospital. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 16, in Daniel Cemetery, Sitka, with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Daniel Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 20, 1981

   
VANHOOSE, Hancel
1895-1981
Hancel VanHoose, 85, died Sunday, may 10, in V. A. Hospital, Lexington.Mr. VanHoose was born September 1, 1895, in Johnson County, the son of John and Louise Wellman VanHoose.  He was a resident of Louisville, and a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  His wife, Nollie VanHoose died in August 22, 1977.  Surviving are 6 sons, Ernest VanHoose of Wittensville, Glen VanHoose of Chula Vista, Ca, Curtis VanHoose of Spring Valley, Ca, John and Donald VanHoose of Dayton, OH and William VanHoose of Louisville; 2 daughters, Audria Mae Vaughn and Naomi Berg both of San Diego, Ca.; a brother, and 2 sisters, Guy VanHoose and Gypsie Meadows of Tutor Key and Fannie Castle of Louisa; 26 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

  
WARD, Clyde
1923-1981
Clyde Ward, 58, died Tuesday, May 26, in Huntington Veterans Hospital. Born May 18, 1923, in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Jeptha and Susie Mullins Ward.  He was a resident of Williamsport and a carpenter.  Surviving are his wife, Massie Butcher Ward; 4 sons, Lonza J. Clyde Jr., Clifton, and George Ward all of Williamsport; a daughter, Linda Sue Litteral of Staffordsville; a half brother, Jep Ward Jr. of Meally; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Guy Frazier officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 3, 1981

  
WELLS, Ali
1904-1981
Ali Wells, 76, a retired miner and a Van Lear resident died Friday, May 22, in a Lexington Hospital.  He was the son of Sammy J. and Cynthia Spriggs Wells, and was born in Johnson County in December 1904. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  His wife, Sadie Collins Wells died in May 1965.  3 sons and 8 daughters survive. They include Ali Wells Jr. of Auxier, Sammy J. Wells and Charles Wells of Van Lear, Lorrain Mollett and Doris Fannin of Van Lear, Emogene Caudill of Russell, Ilene Oney of Raceland, Cynthia Morris of Ashland, Donna Rambo of Worthington, Merle Collins of Warsaw, IN, and Mary Rider of Redwood, CA; 34 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill Wells of Nippa and Brownlo Wells of Van Lear; a sister, Goldie Horn of Stone. Rev. Bennie Blankenship officiated at the services held Monday, May 25, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wells family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

   
WHEELER, Hannibal F. Jr.
1981
Hannibal F. Wheeler, Jr. 55, Louisville, formerly of Paintsville, died May 1 in Louisville following an apparent heart attack. He was a employee of the Chessie Systerm. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Wheeler; a daughter, Mrs. Glenda Koors of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Charles Wheeler of Columbus and Paul Wheeler of Louisville; and a sister, Mrs. J. N. Wilson of Danville. Funeral services were conducted May 4 at the O. D. White Funeral Home in Louisville. Entombment was in a mausoleum there. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 20, 1981


 
JUNE - 1981

   
  
  
AUXIER, Pamolee (Ratliff)
1943-1981
Pamolee Ratliff Auxier, 37, died Saturday, June 20, at her Leander home. Ms. Auxier was born in Johnson County, July 11, 1943, the daughter of Elmer and Roberta Cantrell Ratliff. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son and daughter, John Richard and Jessica Ann Pack, Leander; four brothers, Herbert, Alvin, Robert and Anthony Ratliff, Leander; two sisters, Carol Perkins, Wabash, IN and Alma McKenzie, Leander. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23 in Liberty Baptist church at Denver with Dick VanHoose and Donald Ray Colvin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville,  Herald, Wednesday,  June 24, 1981

   
BOWLING, Martha (Hatfield)
1906-1981
Martha Hyden Bowling, 75, died Sunday, June 28, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Bowling was born in Floyd County, April 10, 1906, the daughter of James and Mint Hatfield. She was a resident of Meally and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Grover Bowling, five sons, Orville Hyden, Cincinnati, OH, Harold, William and James Hyden, Wabash, IN, and Charley Hyden, Hager Hill; five daughters, Ollie Mae Collins, Van Lear, Minnie Wilcox, Wabash, IN, Jewell Guricich, Columbus, OH, Doris Patrick, Tipp City, OH, and Dora Porter, West Van Lear, two sisters, Vada Picklesimer, Meally, and Ella Blackburn, Prestonsburg, 33 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. H. Short and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Music Hyden Cemetery at Hager Hill with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

   
CONLEY, Elvin
1906-1981
Elvin Conley, 75, died Sunday, June 7, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Conley was born March 19, 1906 in Johnson County, the son of Cyrus and Elizabeth McCloud Conley. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Marie Caudill Conley; two sons, Bruce Conley, Somerset, and Johnny T. Conley, East Point; two daughters, Lou Rice Borders, West Land, MI and Janet Fitch, Thelma; and a brother, Max Conley, Hager Hill. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 10, in the First Freewill Baptist church in Paintsville with Revs. Norman Roberts, John F. Ratliff and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial will be in Norman Horn Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 10, 1981

   
CRUM, Elmer
1908-1981
Elmer Crum, 72, died Tuesday, June  23, in Lexington V. A. Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Crum was born September 3, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of John and Barbara Kistner Crum. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Triplett Crum; three sons, Rex Crum, Rosswell, GA, Mickey and Dion Crum, Van Lear, two daughters, Deloris Castle and Glenda Ward, Thealka; three brothers, Clyde and Paul Crum, Van Lear, and Estill Crum, New Carlisle, IN, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curt Tussey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

  
FRANKLIN, Martha (Preston)
1930-1981
Martha Belle Preston Franklin, 50, died Wednesday, June 17, in Lexington. Mrs. Franklin was born September 4, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of Delmas Jay and Victoria Trimble Preston. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband, Charles Franklin, preceded her in death September 4, 1980. Surviving are a brother and sister, Bill Preston, Frankfort and Malinda Cruthers, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Franklin Family Cemetery, Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 1981

  
KENNARD, Maude (Adams)
1892-1981
Maude Kennard, 89, died Saturday, June 20, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Kennard was born October 22, 1892, in Morgan County, the daughter of Samuel and Rhoda Montgomery Adams. She was a resident of Paintsville and was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Kennard, in 1943. Surviving are two sons, John B. Kennard, Vandalia, Oh and Vonnie Kennard, Dayton, OH; two daughters, Dolly Riffe, Mason, OH and Malta Titlow, Dayton, OH; 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Kennard Cemetery, Logville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 24, 1981

   
MCFADDIN, Russell
1916-1981
Russell McFaddin, 64, died Wednesday, June 10 in Lexington VA Hospital. Mr. McFaddin was born July 28, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of Ross and Monnie McCarty McFaddin. He was a resident of Berea and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Surviving are a brother, Ross McFaddin of Miami, FL; 2 sisters, Gertrude VanHoose of Paintsville and Beatrice Hirst of Brooksville, FL. Funeral services were held Friday, June 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in McFaddin cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 17, 1981

  
MCGLOTHEN, Virginia (Hill)
1942-1981
Virginia B. McGlothen, 38, died Wednesday, June 17. Mrs. McGlothen was born December 3, 1942 in Morgan County, the daughter of Wayne W. and Maggie Cantrell Hill. She was a resident of West Liberty. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Bobby McGlothen; two sons and one daughter, Danny and David Wayne and Jennifer McGlothen; two brothers, Forest Franklin Hill, Moon, KY and Johnny Hill, West Liberty; three sisters, Juanita Tipton, Greenville, SC, Betty Jo Ferguson, Relief, and Sandy Smith, West Liberty. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20, in Union Enterprise Baptist Church, at Dingus with Revs. Carl Mullins and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Cantrell Cemetery, Williams Creek, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 24, 1981

  
PEMIX, Shadie L.
1928-1981
Shadie L. Penix, 52, died Thursday, June 4, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness.  Born June 19, 1928, in Johnson County, he was the son of James and May Bell Ward Penix. He was an employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways and a resident of Williamsport. Surviving are his father, James Penix; his wife, Nola Fitch Penix; three half-brothers, Merman Penix, of Van Lear, Clyde Boyd of Williamsport and Earl Boyd of Clarksburg, WV and a sister Sophia Travis of Troy, OH. Funeral services held Saturday, June 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Penix Family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 10, 1981

   
PHILLIPS, Nettie (Hall)
1893-1981
Nettie Phillips, 87, died Sunday, June 28, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Phillips was born August 4, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of J. P. and Margaret Wheeler Hall. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Merida P. Phillips, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Lowell Phillips, Lexington, and Eugene Phillips, Texas City, TX; three daughters, Gladys Stapleton, Thelma, and Sola Taylor and Lucille Horn, Paintsville; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

   
RATLIFF, Betty (McKenzie)
1940-1981
Betty L. Ratliff, 41, died Saturday, June 20, in Byer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI. Mrs. Ratliff was born in Johnson County, January 11, 1940, the daughter of Glen and Belva Murray McKenzie. She was a resident of Ypsilanti and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert Ratliff, three daughters, Bobbi Noble of Ypsilanti, Vanessa Martin, of Three Rivers, MI, and Bonita Ratliff, at home; three brothers, Cosley and Jimmy Sparks, of Sitka, and Jack Crislip of Flat Gap; five sisters, Janie Mays of Sheridan, CA, Lilly Hamilton of Inkster, MI, Dixie Caldwell of Bellville, MI, Lola Faye Adkins of Bainbridge, OH, and Minnie Wilder, of Ypsilanti, MI; and one grandchild, Tela Marie Martin. Funeral service held Thursday, June 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 24, 1981

  
ROBINSON, Polly (Sherman)
1918-1981
Polly Sherman Robinson, 63, died Monday June 22 in her Hager Hill home. Mrs. Robinson was born February 27, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Henry and May Conley Sherman. She was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired school teacher and a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are her husband, Ezra Robinson; two sons, James Robinson, U.S. Air Force, and David Lee Robinson of Hager Hill; three daughters, Anna Mae Ballard, Raleigh, NC, Brenda Sue Elam of Paintsville and Catherine Trimble of Barnetts Creek; three brothers, Cecil Sherman of West Van Lear, Clyde Sherman of Dade City, FL, and Charles Sherman of TN; 7 grandchildren.  Funeral services held Friday, June 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Horn Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

  
SALYERS, James R.
1952-1981
Funeral services held Sunday, June 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Russell Salyers, 28. Mr. Salyers was born May 23, 1952 in Johnson County and was a resident of Sitka.  Surviving are his parents; James G. and Geneva Stambaugh Salyers; his wife, Anna Lee Ward Salyers; two sons, James Russell and Jessee Lee and a daughter, Lilly Ann; a brother, Tony L. Salyers of Sitka; five sisters, Janet Blair, Rose Wagoner and Sheila Ward of Sitka and Virgene Lemaster and Lillian Salyers of Columbus, OH. Harold Salyers and Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial in family cemetery at Sitka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

   

SIMPSON, Charlie
1919-1981
Charlie Simpson, 62, died Monday, June 8, in South Williamson Appalachian Hospital. Mr. Simpson was born March 12, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Sam and Gertrude Bowling Simpson. He was a resident of Pinson Fork and a retired miner for Eastern Coal Company. Surviving are a son, Jerry Simpson, Hager Hill, a daughter, Carolyn Branham, Betsy Layne; one sister, Dixie Blevins, Offutt; a half-sister, Gertrude Preston, Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Johnson officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Cemetery, Tutor Key, with Preston Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

  
SITES, Mary
1981-1981
Mary Maybelle Maxine Sites, infant daughter of Frank and Mary Webb Sites, of Whitehouse, died Friday, June 26, in Paintsville Hospital. Graveside services were held Sunday, June 28, in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

  
STAMBAUGH, Ralph
1892-1981
Stambaugh resident, Ralph Stambaugh, 88, died Tuesday, June 23 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Stambaugh was born December 12, 1892, in Johnson County, the son of John and Rosie Webb Stambaugh. He was a farmer and a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church.  His wife, Ellen Stambaugh, preceded him in death in 1971. Surviving are a daughter, Rosa Lee McKenzie of Paintsville and one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Florida Lyons, Irvin Preston and Bascom Daniel officiating. Burial in Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

    
THOMAS, Harry
1904-1981
Harry Thomas, 77, died Thursday, June 25, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born in Wellston, OH, the son of Richard Collins and Mary Alice Harry Thomas. He was a resident of Hager Hill, self-employed in the coal industry, and a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Thomas was affiliated with the Kiwanis, served as county judge from 1966-70, and was chief for the Department of Mines & Minerals in 1940. Surviving are his wife, Grace Scott Thomas, who he married March 12, 1925, a son, Richard Scott Thomas, New York City; five sisters, Mrs. Lillian Clay, Athens, OH, Mariana Seneff, Frankfort, Esther Shuey, Oakridge, TN, Miriam Hill, Parkersburg, WV, and Marjorie Morris, Frankfort; two grandchildren; Richard Earl Thomas and Bronwyn Thomas; and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 28, in First Baptist Church with Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981------------------- Paintsville Herald, July 22, 1981 (Photo in paper) How do you measure the worth of a man? Harry Thomas was on e of those men who makes it impossible to answer such a question as this. For example, training, Christian commitment and an innate sense of justice and respect for his fellow man, Harry Thomas lived a life that is beyond measure by even those hwo knew him best. Harry was born March 28, 1904 at Wellston, OH, the son of R.C. and Mary Harry Thomas. He moved with his family to Paintsville when he was only three years of age. For all practical purposes, Harry was a native of Paintsville and Johnson County. Harry received his early education in the public schools of Paintsville. He attended John C. C. Mayo College in Paintsville and later, Berea College. On March 12, 1925 he was married to the former Grace Scott of Paintsville. Beginning as a road construction engineer, Harry soon became involved in the coal industry. He worked for 11 years as a mining engineer for the Northeast Coal Company. Later, He joined the University of Kentucky Geological Survey unit as engineer-in-charge. Five years later he became chief of the Department of Mines and Mineral for Kentucky. Throughout their busy lives, Harry and Grace Thomas had lived at various times at Auxier, Thealka, Paintsville and at Collista. They had one son, Richard Scott Thomas, now living in New York; two grandchildren, Richard Earl and Brownwyn; and one great grandchild. Harry always found time for his community and his church. He was a devoted and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville, serving as a member of the church's Board of Trustees and as president of the men's Brotherhood. He was a member of the Paintsville Kiwanis Club and the East Point Masonic Lodge. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Louis B. Nunn. In 1965, Harry was honored by his fellow Johnson Countians with their confidence and support in his election as county judge. He served in this office from 1966 until 1970 working diligently to improve the county's roads, attract new industry and apply sound management practices to the county's fiscal affairs. Although a lifelong Republican, service was always more important to Harry than political partisanship. The Thomas family was and is a gifted and talented one. During Harry's childhood, one of the best loved traditions in Paintsville was the Christmas morning caroling of the Thomas family, Harry, his five sisters (all of whom are still living) and his brother, Weldon, deceased, R. C. and Mary all had something to contribute to make Paintsville's Christmas a bit more joyous. Harry's son, grandson and granddaughter have continued the tradition of talent in the Thomas family with their gifted acting and dancing. Harry Thomas died June 25, 1981 at the age of 77 in the knowledge that he had served his fellowman and God. He had fought a good fight and he had won. If Harry made nay major mistakes, they were mistakes of the head and not of the heart. He was a noble person who attracted noble people and held on to them.

   
WALTERS, Jake
1912-1981
Jake Walters, 68, died Sunday, June 7, in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Walters was born December 31, 1912, at Boons Camp, the son of Lafe and Allie Wells Walters. He was a resident of Paintsville and owner of a home craft, monogramming and quilting shop. He is survived by his wife, Edith Wells Walters, and a half sister, Erma Hazelette of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 10 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Flem Arrowood and Glen Arrowood officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Boons Camp with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 10, 1981

   
WARD, Guy
1981
Guy Ward, 57, of Louisa, died Wednesday, June 17, in Louisa Community Hospital after a short illness. He was the son of the late Elias and Exer Baldridge Ward of Williamsport. Mr. Ward was an employee of C & O Railroad for 28 years, was a veteran of World War II and a member and deacon of the New Friendship United Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were three sisters, Myrtle Ward Boyd, Stella Ward Mollett and an infant sister. Surviving are his wife, Glean Edith Kirk Ward; a son, Larry Dean Ward of Morehead; and two daughters, Barbara Ann Ward at home and Linda K. Ward Cassady of Inez. Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, in New Friendship United Baptist Church with Revs. Sammy Branham and Roy Fluty officiating. Burial was in the Kirk Cemetery on Buffalo with Richmond Callaham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
WARD, Ray
1923-1981
Ray H. Ward, 58, died Sunday, June 21, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Ward was born January 1, 1923, in Cleveland, OH, the son of Ray and Ethelene Sly Ward. He was a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Charlotte Boyd Ward; a son, Russell Ward, Ft. Lauderdale, and a brother, John Ward, Miami, FL. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 24, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 24, 1981

   
WEBB, Lillian
1905-1981
Lillian Webb, 75, died Wednesday, June 24, in St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead, after an extended illness. Miss Webb was born Nov 13, 1905 in Morgan County, the daughter of Cornelius and Martha Wheeler Webb. She was a resident of West Liberty and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Don Webb of Dayton, OH, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Wright of Silverhill, KY. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, in Union Enterprise Baptist church at Williams Creek with Revs. Ellis Hamilton, John Pelphrey and Darrell Fyffe officiating. Burial was in Paint Valley Memorial Cemetery, Crockett, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 1, 1981

   
WRIGHT, Mary (Caudill)
1898-1981
Mary Emma Wright, 83, died Thursday, June 18, in Quaker Heights Nursing Home in OH. Mrs. Wright was born may 22, 1898 in Johnson County, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Saylor Caudill. Her husband, James R. Wright, preceded her in death Aug 17, 1973. Surviving are five sons, Hargie Wright, Carlisle, OH, Delmar Wright, Clarksville, OH, James Thomas Wright, Lima, OH, Nolan W. Wright, Wilmington, OH, and Curtis Wright, Lima, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, June 22, in Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home in Wilmington, OH with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 24, 1981


 
JULY - 1981


   
  
  
BALDRIDGE, Clarence
1904-1981
Clarence Baldridge, 77, died Sunday, July 5, in Melbourne, Fl. Mr. Baldridge was born April 12, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Robert and Stella Cain Baldridge. He was a resident of Pal Bay, Fl., a retired employee of the Dept. of Justice and a member of the Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Nora Sammons Baldridge; a son, Rev. Carl Baldridge, Paintsville; two daughters, bonnie Adams, of Sitka, and Betty Berry, of Alvin, TX; a brother, Roy Baldridge, of Lexington; a sister, Elizabeth Adams of Staffordsville; ten grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Funeral services held Thursday, July 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Grover Craft and William Spradlin officiating.  Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
BROWN, Easter (Wallen)
1927-1981
Easter Brown, 54, died Wednesday, July 22, in her Columbus, OH home. Mrs. Brown was born April 17, 1927 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Ham and Miranda Borders Wallen. Surviving are her husband, Paul Brown; 3 sons, Darrell David, Paul Michael and Bruce Allen all of Columbus, OH; 2 brothers, Kermit  and Gervin Wallen of River; 3 sisters, Roma Stepp of River, Idyllis Murray and Phyllis Mixon of Florida; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Paul Keaton and Jerry Brown officiating.  Burial was in Wallen Family Cemetery at River with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 29, 1981

   
CAUDILL, Monroe
1900-1981
Elder Monroe Caudill, 81, died Thursday, July 9 in the home of his son, Paul Caudill of Denver. Mr. Caudill was born February 4, 1900, in Johnson County, the son of Camel and Emily Blair Caudill. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Alka Blair Caudill preceded him in death Nov. 1, 1971. Surviving are 3 sons, Raleigh and Paul Caudill of Denver, and Rudolph Caudill of Leander; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Davis of Meally; 2 sisters, Mrs. Josie Hitchcock of Denver and Mrs. Gertrude Litteral of Oil Springs; 12 grandchildren 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11 in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Elders James H. Blair, Lonza Reed, John R. Pelphrey, and Rutherford Blair officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Denver with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

    
CONLEY, Eugene F.
1895-1981
Eugene F. Conley, 85, died Friday, July 10 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, after an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born in Johnson County, November 11, 1895, the son of Franklin Pierce and Mary Dixon Conley. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired employee of C&O Railroad.  Surviving are his wife Mabel Rice Conley; 3 sons, Franklin Pierce, Dr. Joe Rice and David Lee Conley all of Paintsville; a sister, Lillian Hazelett of Paintsville; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Norman (Payday) Roberts and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
CONLEY, Robey
1926-1981
Oil Springs resident Robey Conley, 55, died Sunday, July 12, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Conley was born March 5, 1926, in Morgan County, the son of Riley and Fannie Bailey Conley. His wife, Betty Lou Conley, preceded him in death in February 1976. Surviving are six sons, Lester Conley, Silver Lake, IN, Paul and Roger Conley, Oil Springs, Robin, Gary, and Darrell Conley, Inwood, IN, four daughters, Easter Conley, Bernice Lyvers, Inwood, IN, Edith Owens, and Sara Conley, Oil Springs, four brothers, George, Green, Johnnie and Orville Conley, all of Shilo, a sister, Mrs. Alice Prater, Warsaw, IN, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 14 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist church with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
FRALEY, Mollie
1894-1981
Paintsville resident Mrs. Mollie Fraley, 86, died Sunday, July 12, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Fraley was born Oct 22, 1894 in Johnson County, the daughter of Clark and Elizabeth Tackett O'Bryan. She was a retired nurse, a member of the First United Methodist Church and Rebecca Lodge. Surviving are a son, Arthur Fraley, Lexington, and a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Beasley, West Columbia, TX. Burial was Tuesday, July 14 in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  July 15, 1981

    
FRAZIER, Emma (Williams)
1898-1981
Emma Williams Frazier, 83, died Wednesday, July 8, at her Flat Gap home. Mrs. Frazier was born April 30, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of Dr. Will and Linnie Witten Williams. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Stephen D/ Frazier, six sons, Bruce Frazier, Wabash, IN, James H. and Stephen D. Frazier, Jr., both of Dayton, OH, William Frazier, Thelma, Eugene and Foster Frazier, Paintsville; four daughters, Kathleen Denning, Dayton, Verda Gore, Ashland, Fanny Hood, Catlettsburg, and Ruby Marcum, Paintsville; 28 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11, in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Ellis Hamilton and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
LYNN, Oliver
1897-1981
Oliver (Red) Lynn, 83, died Wednesday, July 22, in Paintsville Hospital. He was born August 25, 1897, in Wellston, OH, the son of Charles and Cora Kurtaindahl Lynn, He was a resident of Van Lear and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Angie Webb Lynn; five sons, Oliver (Mooney) Lynn, Jr. of Hurricane Mills, TN, Charles Lynn of Ft. Wayne, IN, John Lynn and Jack Lynn of Wabash, IN and James Lynn of Michigan city, IN; five daughters, Martha Weitzel of Lagrow, IN, Lois Blair of Van Lear, Joan McGinnis and Betty Bland of Wabash, IN and Mary O'Neal of Everett, WA; 38 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, July 25, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Webb and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 29, 1981

   
MEEK, Eula (Collins)
1918-1981
Mrs. Eula Meek, 63, died Friday, July 17, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Meek was born Jan 21, 1918 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Millard and Mattie Caudill Collins. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Rockhouse Freewill Baptist church. She married Virgil Meek, Dec 14, 1953, and he preceded her in death Feb 23, 1976. Surviving are a step daughter, Minnie Lou Preston, Farmersville, OH; two step grandsons, three brothers, Hobart and Earl Collins, Salyersville, and Roy Collins, Richmond, IN; and a sister, Clara Patrick, Salyersville. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20 in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church, with Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Concord Family Cemetery, Thealka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 29, 1981

   
PACK, Edna (Short)
1905-1981
Edna Short Pack, 75, died Sunday, July 12, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Pack was born November 18, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of Strother and Vina Preston Short. She was a Van Lear resident and member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are a stepson Kenneth Ray Pack of St. James, MO and a brother, Wilman Short of Russell. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
PELPHREY, Earl
1924-1981
Earl Pelphrey, 57, died Monday, July 13, at his Volga home after an extended illness.  Born Feb 19, 1924, in Johnson County, he was the son of Frank and Merzie VanHoose Pelphrey. He was a carpenter and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Phelps Pelphrey; five sons, George "Butch" , Sam and Earl, Jr., all of Volga, Billie and Keith of Dayton, OH; four daughters, Paulette Laws and Darlene Davis, Dayton, Yvonne Smith, Meally and Denise Pelphrey, Volga; four brothers, Dick Pelphrey, Sarasota, FL, Bill Pelphrey, Apache Junction, AZ, Benny Pelphrey, Columbus, OH and Pierce Pelphrey, Dayton; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Wright, Red Bush, Mrs. Maxine Blair, Barnetts Creek, and Mrs. Ola Mohler, Tipp City, OH. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16 in Little Mud Lick Church of God at Staffordsville with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Volga with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
PICKLESIMER, Rebecca (Slone)
1894-1981
Rebecca Picklesimer, 86, died Monday, July 6, in Lexington. Ms. Picklesimer was born Aug 21, 1894, in Elliott County the daughter of Isaac and Alice Pennington Slone. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are six sons, Roma Jack Picklesimer, Lynchburg, VA, Hershel Picklesimer, Berlin Center, OH, Clifford Picklesimer, South Charleston, WV, Billy Joe Picklesimer, Columbus, OH, Dorman Picklesimer, Boston, MA, and Paul Picklesimer, West Van lear; five daughters, Neva Mae Harter and Ola Jean Spears, Columbus, OH, Edna Faye Dietrich, Ironton, OH, Minerva Alice Auxier, South Charleston, WV, and Mary Ruth Hampton, Lexington; a brother, Marvel F. Slone, Cleveland, OH; 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with William Spradlin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, July 15, 1981

   
RIVERS, Baxter H.
1911-1981
Baxter H. Rivers, 70, died Friday, July 10, in Sarasota, FL. Mr. Rivers was born March 23, 1911 in Paintsville, the son of Winfield and Virgie Fitzpatrick Rivers. He was a former resident of Mt. Sterling, OH, a member of Farm Bureau and National Farmers Organization. His wife, Gladys Rivers preceded him in death on July 18, 1978. Surviving are his mother, Virgie Rivers of Mt. Sterling, OH; 2 sons, Charles and Ronnie Rivers of Mt. Sterling; a brother and sister, Bert Rivers and Bertha Rice both of Paintsville; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 13, at 2 p.m. in Porter Funeral Home, in Mt. Sterling, OH with Revs. John Devol and Dennis Myers officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery at Mt. Sterling. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981

  
SELVAGE, Dewey
1898-1981
Dewey Selvage, 83, died Monday, July 6, in Paintsville Hospital. Born April 15, 1898 at Staffordsville, he was the son of John and Siss Selvage, was a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Fairchild Selvage; 2 sons, Archie and Fred Selvage of Staffordsville; 4 daughters, Betty Tackett of Staffordsville, Dixie Thompson of Nippa, Barbara Merrill and Patricia Pelz of Ft. Wayne, IN; 2 brothers, Add Selvage, West Van Lear, and Kellie Selvage of OH; 2 sisters, Myrtle Fairchild of Barnetts Creek, and Tava Ealey of Turner Branch; 28 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Norman Roberts and John Frank Ratliff officiating.  Burial was in church cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 1981

 
TRIMBLE, Cynda (Fannin)
1896-1981
Mrs. Cynda Fannin Trimble, 85, formerly of Barnetts Creek, died Friday, July 17, in Sarasota, FL, after an extended illness. Mrs. Trimble was born Jan 10, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Alvania Ward Fannin. Her husband, Paris L. Trimble preceded her in death Sep 11, 1973. Surviving are two sons, Chester Trimble, Barnetts Creek, and William Trimble, Springfield, a foster son, Clifford Russell, Sarasota, FL; a brother and sister, Edgar Fannin, Louisa, and Golda Fannin, Thelma; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 20 in Fairview Freewill Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek, with Revs. Donald Ray Caudill and john Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 22, 1981

   
WALTERS, R. Michael
1963-1981
R. Mike Walters, 18, died Wednesday, July 8, in Dayton, OH. Mr. Walters was born July 8, 1963 in Dayton, OH, and was a resident of Xenia, OH. Surviving are his parents, Raymond and Donna Damron Walters; his grandparents, Bob and Eula Damron of Genow, WV, and Mrs. Wellington Walters, his maternal great grandparents, Glen and Clora Arrowood of Wayne, WV; 2 sisters, Pamela and Kimberly Walters of Xenia.  Funeral services were held Sunday, July 12 in Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Florida Lyons and F. D. Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Walters Family Cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 15, 1981.

   
WEBB, John C.
1935-1981
John Charles Webb, 45, died Monday, July 13, in Charleston, SC, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Webb was born Oct 2, 1935, in Johnson County, the son of Haskell and Agnes Conley Webb. He was a resident of Charleston, SC and a civil engineer.  Surviving are Steven and Sharon Leigh Webb of West Van Lear and Gregory Alan Webb stationed at Shepherd AFB, TX; a brother, Fred Webb of Paintsville, five sisters, Pauline Grim of Paintsville, Ernestine Fitch of Meally, Morrine Castle and Louise Bice of Columbus, OH and Roberta Ebling of Lordstown, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday July 22, 1981


  
AUGUST - 1981


   
  
ARMES, Morris M.
1905-1981
Morris McKee Armes, 76, died at his home in Shelbyville, MI, Thursday, August 20, after a short illness. He was born June 12, 1905, in Denver, to John and Manurvia Spradlin Armes. Mr. Armes joined the United Baptist Church on March 10, 1934. On November 20, 1930, he married Hazel Reed, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Buel Keith Armes, Sr., of Shelbyville and Dewey Frank Armes of Delta, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Jean) Ritchie of Shelbyville, Mrs. Raymond (Pauline) Hollon, of Plainwell, and Mrs. Ralph (Gereline) Price of Shelbyville; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Conley of Carey, OH, Mrs. Eunice Webb of Paintsville and Mrs. Gracie Caudill of Oil Springs, 10 grandchildren and five great grandsons. A brother and one sister preceded Mr. Armes in death. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 23, in Marshall-Gren Chapel, Plainwell, with Elders Richard Preston, James Wireman and Doug Ward officiating. Burial followed in Oakhill Cemetery, Orangeville, Grandsons of Mr. Armes served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

    
AUXIER, Woodrow B.
1918-1981
Woodrow Buster Auxier, 62, died Wednesday, Aug 26, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born Dec 19, 1918 in Floyd County, he was the son of Harry and Miranda Music Auxier. He was a resident of East Point, an employee of the State Highway Department and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Music Auxier; four daughters, Ilene Borror and Elva Stambaugh, Grove Port, OH, Vandella Caudill, Hager Hill, and Woodsey Fraley, Thelma, a brother, Virgil Auxier, Hager Hill; two sisters, Octavia Blanton, FL, and Mae Hereford, Milton, KY; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dewey Earl Music officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery, East Point, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

   
BARKER, Erie (McKenzie)
1906-1981
Erie McKenzie Barker, 75, died Sunday, August 2, in her Lancaster, OH home. Born January 14, 1906, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Hardy and Florence Fyffe McKenzie and she was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Frank Barker preceded her in death in April 30, 1975.  Surviving are 3 sons, Robert Lemaster, Lancaster, OH, Paul Lemaster of Red Bush and Arlen Lemaster of OH; 3 daughters, Evelyn Seff of Villa, OH, Beatrice Salyer of New Holland, OH and Imogene King of Staffordsville; 3 half brothers, Wallie, Charley and Ollie Fyffe of Red Bush and 3 sisters, Ella McCarty of Oil Springs, Cora Rogers of Morehead, and Della Pennington, of Washington C.H., OH; 41 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 5, at 1 p.m. in Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 5, 1981

   
BLANTON, Marie (Ferguson)     (Note parts of this obituary were too faded to read)
1918-1981
Mrs. Marie Blanton, 63, died Sunday, August 23 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Blanton was born April 21, 1918 in Morgan County, the daughter of W. … and Esta ..Ferguson …..She was a resident of Oil Springs and a retired…. from Paintsville Hospital and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Rupert Blanton and a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Ann …….of Springfield, OH and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
BOATWRIGHT, Doris (Stewart)
1924-1981
Mrs. Doris Boatright, 56, died Friday, August 28, at her Paintsville home. Mrs. Boatright was born November 29, 1924, in Hatfield, WV, and was a member of the First Baptist church. She was a retired employee of the Paintsville City School System. Surviving are her parents, Graden and Etta Scott Stewart; three sons, Charles Edward Boatright, Pompano Beach, FL, Ronald Craig Boatright of Okeechobee, FL and Phillip Gerald Boatright of Paintsville; four brothers, Robert Stewart, Columbus, OH, James and Larry Stewart of Oak Grove, KY, and Richard Stewart, Thibodax, LA; and two sisters, Dorothy Borders of Madison, VA and Sue Picklesimer of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, August 31 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Stanley Borders and Dr. Charles Milam officiating.  Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were James Heber Conley, Tom R. King, Bill Picklesimer, J. Scott Preston, and Larry Stewart. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 9, 1981

   
BRANHAM, Susan (Penix)
1898-1981
Mrs. Susan Alice Penix Branham, 83, died Monday, August 10, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland after an extended illness. Mrs. Branham was born April 1, 1898 in Boyd County, the daughter of John Cordle. She was a resident of Worthington and a member of Pollard Methodist Church. Her husband, Henry Penix, preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Bonita B. Pack of Worthington, and Helen Bond of Paintsville; a half sister, Martha Lou Ballard, Ashland; four grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 13, in Pack Cemetery, King Addition, with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 19, 1981

   
BREWER, James
1921-1981
Paintsville resident James Brewer, 60, died Thursday, August 27, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Brewer was born May 24, 1921, in Floyd County, the son of Richard and Leona Gross Brewer, and was a disabled veteran. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Conley Brewer, four sons, James Anthony Brewer, Wellington, KS, Johnny Vinson, Tulsa, OK, Roger Vinson, Inez, and Verlin Vinson, Mexico; six daughters, Debbie Fitzpatrick, Louisa, Jenetta Jaynes, Stambaugh, Dinah Goble, Pierceton, IN, Patricia Brewer, Warsaw, IN, Judy Cassidy, Paintsville, and Brenda Patton, Floyd County, a brother, Forest Brewer, Milton, WV and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

   
CAUDILL, Alice (Burton)
1902-1981
Alice Caudill, 79, died Monday, August 31, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Caudill was born August 1, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of Tom and Mary Helen Ward Burton. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Winnie Caudill, preceded her in death, June 24, 1978. Surviving are three sons, James Caudill, Auxier, Carl Caudill, Hager Hill and Willis Sparks, Prestonsburg; three sisters, Irene Brock, Plant City, FL, Oma Blevins, Ashland and Clara Williams, Bowman, KY; four grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, September 3, in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff and T. A. Patton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 9, 1981

  
COLLINS, Nancy (Pennington)
1889-1981
Nancy Collins, 92, died Monday, August 24, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Collins was born January 9, 1889 in Johnson County, the daughter of Clayborn and Fannie Bolen Pennington. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, George Collins, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Wilburn Collins, Van Lear, Seaman Collins, Thealka, and Scotty Pennington, Wabash, IN, eight daughter, Jeann Church and Betty Davis, Prestonsburg, Aileen Honeycutt, Van Lear, Ada Meek, Lafontaine, IN, Laura Brown, Hurricane, WV, Cora Porter, Charlottesville, FL, Faye Stamper and Frankie Stamper, Morehead, a brother, Bailey Pennington, Van Lear, 46 grandchildren and 68 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

  
BYRD, Sue (Collins)
1936-1981
Sue Collins Byrd, 44, formerly of Van Lear, died Friday, August 21, in McClaren General Hospital, Flint, MI, after a brief illness. Mrs. Byrd was born December 15, 1936 in Johnson county, the daughter of Maudie McFaddin Collins and the late Wiley Collins. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Robert Byrd; a son, Timothy Byrd and a daughter, Jamie Oliver, both of Michigan; two brothers, Curtis Collins, Dayton, OH and Clyde Archie Collins, Brookville, IN; three sisters, Joyce Short, Russell, KY, Ruth Harper, Davidson, MI and Edna Dills, Columbus, OH; one grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, in Flint Baptist Temple, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, MI. Sharp Funeral Home of Swartz Creek, MI was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
DANIELS, Timothy
1956-1981
Timothy Daniels, 24, died Sunday, Aug 16, in Boons Camp. Mr. Daniels was born Oct 10, 1956 in Dayton, OH, and was a employed as a construction worker. Surviving are his parents, Earl, Jr. and Betty Colvin Daniels; his wife, Joan Ward Daniels; two sons, Timothy and Levi Daniels, and a brother, Randy Daniels, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
DAVIS, Pete
1909-1981
Pete Davis, 72, died Friday, August 21, in River Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Davis was born in Oklahoma, on April 11, 1909, the son of John and Ora Davis. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of the City of Paintsville, and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Fitch Davis; four daughters, Diana Swearingen, West Union, OH, Barbara Sue Grey, Paintsville, Connie D'cench, Miami, FL, Judy Hutsell, Horn Lake, Miss; two brothers, Elmer and John Davis of Ft. Scott, KS, two sisters, Hazel Rinehart of Ft. Scott and Crithie of OK; 12grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 25, in Pentecostal Church of Christ with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
FAIRCHILD, Ray
1907-1981
Ray Fairchild, 73, died Sunday, August 30, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland. Mr. Fairchild was born November 24, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Ella Johnson Fairchild. He was a resident of Greenup and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Della Centers Fairchild; 2 sons, Curtis Willard Fairchild of Columbus, OH and Thomas Millard Fairchild of Greenup; 10 daughters, Margaret Rhoden and Evelyn Musser of Columbus, Fannie Collins, Charlotte Hall and Paul Hall of Greenup, Laverne Horn of Prestonsburg, Venice Hannah and Dixie Hannah of Staffordsville, Brenda Hitchcock of River and Wanda Collins of Barnetts Creek; a brother, Roy Fairchild of McArthur, OH; 5 sisters, Fannie Lemaster, Venice Estep, and Edith Skinner of Columbus, Bessie Gleason of Chillicothe, OH and Frankie Fairchild of Barnetts Creek; 34 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 2, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

   
HALL, Ellen
1951-1981
Ellen Elizabeth Hall, 29, died Saturday, August 22, in Paintsville. Miss Hall was born September 14, 1951 in Floyd County and was a resident of Tutor Key. Surviving are her mother, Beatrice Hall, and a daughter, Amy Hall. Funeral services were held (note: too faded to read this part). Burial was in family cemetery at Eastern, KY with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

  
MAY, Emma (George)
1898-1981
Emma May, 83, died Wednesday,  August 26, in Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. May was born February 17, 1898, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Harm and Margaret Bayes George. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of First Christian Church. Surviving are a son, Chalmer May, Baltimore, MD, two daughters, Reva Meek and Mary Garnett, Paintsville, two sist4ers, Cindy Borders, Paintsville, and Alice Rottjen, California; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 30 in First Christian Church with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

   
MCFADDIN, Bert
1925-1981
Bert McFaddin, 56, died Tuesday, August 25, at his Paintsville home. Mr. McFaddin was born May 21, 1925, in Johnson County, the son of the late Isaac McFaddin and Ruie McKenzie McFaddin, who survives. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church and a member of Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM. Also surviving are his wife, Betty Colvin McFaddin, a son Herman McFaddin, Staffordsville; a daughter Emma Carole Lowe, Ashland; two brothers, Tommy McFaddin, Paintsville and Isaac McFaddin, Jr., Dayton, OH; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Shockey and Ted Green officiating. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

   
MCKENZIE, Ora Olief
1922-1981
Ora Olief McKenzie, 59, died Thursday, Aug 27, in Our Lady of the Way Hospital, Martin. Mr. McKenzie was born Sep 22, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of James Daniel and Rosie Castle McKenzie, and was a resident of Thealka. Surviving are a son, Danny J. McKenzie, Flat Gap; a daughter, Tamara Stambaugh, Sitka; a brother, Doug McKenzie of Tutor Key; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

  
MCKENZIE, Ova
1904-1981
Martha resident Ova McKenzie, 77, died Tuesday, August 4 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. McKenzie was born July 13, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Joe Lee and Loucina Estep McKenzie. He was a retired connection foreman for Ashland Oil Co and a member of the United Baptist Church.  His first wife, Esta Blanton McKenzie died June 1, 1968.  Surviving are his second wife, Maye Sparks McKenzie; 5 sons, Elder Eual McKenzie of Fuget, Ora D. McKenzie of Flat Gap, Eugene, Paul and Joe Proctor McKenzie, all of Columbus, OH; 3 daughters, Jewell Skaggs, Owensboro, Maxine Sagraves, Lexington, and Hattie Lou Wilson, Keaton; 3 brothers, Willie and Dolphie McKenzie of Fuget, and Charlie McKenzie of Columbus and a sister, Mrs. Delva Wheeler of Waverly, OH; 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 6, in Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Fuget, with Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, and B. C. Ferguson officiating.  Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 12, 1981

   
MELVIN, Billie Jr.
1927-1981
Billie Paul Melvin, Jr., 53, died Friday, Aug 14, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV. Born Nov 3, 1927, in Johnson Co., he was the son of Willie and Agnus Fairchild Melvin. Mr. Melvin was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Castle Melvin; a son, James Paul Melvin, Manila; and two brothers, Doug and Donald Melvin, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 17, in Tutor Key Enterprise Baptist Church with Cecil Tackett and Donald Lemaster officiating.   Burial was in Town Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston in charge of services. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 19, 1981

   
MILLER, Dollie
1893-1981
Dollie Miller, 88, died Wednesday, August 12, in Milford, OH. Mr. Miller was born May 23, 1893, in Lawrence County, the son of Laura Bach Roberts. He was a retired farmer. He married Lina Miller December 2, 1933, in Paintsville, and she preceded him in death April 1, 1981. Surviving are three sons, Dan Miller, Charley, KY, Ernie Miller, Columbus, OH, and Buster Miller, Milford, OH; three daughters, Lina B. Fyffe and Lydia Margaret Salyers, Milford, and Lillian Watson, Marion, OH; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. W. Holcomb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Charley with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 19, 1981

  
MUNCY, Loraine (Preston)
1917-1981
Mrs. George (Loraine) Muncy, 64, of 2728 Lindair Drive, Enon, OH, died  Wednesday, August 5, in Kettering Medical Center where she had been a patient for six days. Born February 15, 1917, in Meally, the daughter of Lafe and Bessie Music Preston, she had been an Enon area resident for the past 20 years. She and her late husband, George W. Muncy, Sr. were founders of Muncy’s IGA store in Enon in 1958, and she was a charter member of Miami Valley United Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons, Farrell Lee Muncy, Reggie Muncy, and George Muncy, Jr., all of Enon and Lafe H. Muncy of Chattanooga, TN; four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Childers, Mrs. Virgie Hamblin and Mrs. Mabel Williams all of Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Icie Preston of Meally; two brothers, Luther and Sam Preston, both of Fairborn; and eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 8, in the Miami Valley United Baptist Church on Hyde Road with Douglas Ward and Richard Preston officiating. Burial was in Byron Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 12, 1981

    
PACK, Christopher D.
1981-1981
Christopher Douglas Pack, infant son of Edgar and Dorothy pack, died Monday, August 24, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Surviving are a brother, Edgar Pack, Jr., at home, three half brothers and sisters, Timothy Pack, Janie Moore and Nancy martin, all of Marion, OH, and his maternal grandparents, Hiram and Grace Blackburn Hinkle, Beauty, KY. Graveside services were held Tuesday, august 25, in Warfield Cemetery with Tommy Reynolds officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1981

   
PACK, C. Troy
1913-1981
C. Troy Pack, 67, died Monday, Aug 17, in Ashland. Born Dec 4, 1913 in Johnson County, he was the son of James A. and Bessie Meddings Pack. He was a resident of Worthington, a retired employee of Commonwealth Insurance Company and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bonita Penix pack, who he married Dec 24, 1933 in Johnson County, a son, C. Troy Pack, Jr., Selma, OH, and a daughter, Carrol Ann Blevins, Pee Wee Valley, KY, two brothers, James A. Pack, Jr., and Paul Pack, King Addition; four sisters, Lillian Arrowood, Helen Patton and Mary Richmond, King Addition and Hazel Parker of Rock Port, IN; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside services were held Thursday, Aug 20, in Pack Cemetery, King Addition, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
PRESTON, J. Milo
1903-1981
West Van Lear resident, J. Milo Preston, 78, died Thursday, August 13, in Lexington. Mr. Preston was born in Johnson County, July 3, 1903, the son of Clayton and Priscilla Elliott Preston. He was a farmer and a member of the West Van Lear Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Sally Auxier Preston; two sons, James R. Preston of Paintsville, and William Donald Preston, of Hager Hill; two daughters, M. Ann Grooms of Cincinnati, OH, and Mary Elizabeth Fraim, of West Van Lear; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Samuel Casebolt, Lou Vellia and Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at West Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 19, 1981.

    
PRESTON, Johnie
1911-1981
Johnie Preston, 69, died Saturday, August 15, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Preston was born September 22, 1911, in Johnson County, the son of Ballard and Martha Walters Preston. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired employee of Island Creek Inland Steel and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Lois Stiles Preston, who he married, April 11, 1945, in Columbus, Kansas, three sons, Larry Preston, Michigan, Paul Preston, Wheelwright, and Jeff Preston, Greenup; three daughters, Brenda Blevins, Boons Camp, Glenda Mae Keene, Ypsilanti, MI, and Arlene Hutcher, Meally; two brothers, Earl Preston, Geneva, OH, and Clarence Preston, Inez, three sisters, Lexie Bailey, Salyersville, Elizabeth Branham, Boons Camp, and Evelyn Daniels, Chapmanville, WV; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 18, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Shade Lee Walters officiating. Burial was in  Old Friendship Memorial Gardens, Williamsport, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
RAMEY, Donnita (JOnes)
1932-1981
Mrs. Donnita Ramey, 49, died Wednesday, August 12, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Ramey was born January 24, 1932 in Johnson County, the daughter of Earl and Lenora Johnson Jones. She was a resident of Flat Gap, a nurse at Paintsville Hospital, and a member of Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Elwood Ramey, who she married September2, 1947, in Salyersville, six sons, Emery Earl Ramey, Marengo, OH, Don Elmond Ramey, Virginia Beach, VA, Van Gordon, Elwood, Jr., Kevin and Deron Ramey, all of Flat Gap, two daughters, Vongia Lynn Ramey and Charlotte Ann Hawkins, Belle Fountain, OH, two brothers, Charles A. Jones, Marysville, OH, and Grady Jones, Hager Hill, three sisters, Barbara A. Coopereider, Marysville, OH, Geneva Campbell, Apollo Beach, FL, and Ada Johnson, Flat Gap, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 16, in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyers and John Frank Meade officiating.  Burial was in Sparks Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August
19, 1981

   
SALYER, Grady
1908-1981
Grady Salyer, 73, Ypsilanti, MI, died August 1 in a hospital in Ypsilanti following a brief illness. Mr. Salyer was born March 10, 1908 in Johnson County, a son of Addison and Cora Bell Rice Salyer. He had been an employee of the Ford Motor Company for 25 years prior to his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Mona Arnett Salyer, formerly of Magoffin County; two sons, Gary C. Salyer, Ypsilanti, and Thomas David Salyer, Bay City, MI; one daughter, Greta Louise (Salyer) Bocciardi, Ypsilanti; two brothers, Ray Salyer, Hager Hill and Billy Salyer, Rising Sun, IN, three sisters, Ruth Salyer and Pauline Blair, Barnetts Creek and Bethel Lowe, Ashland, six grandsons, and three granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted August 4, at the Moore Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roger A. Mills of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 12, 1981

   
SELVAGE, John
1911-1981
John W. "Bill" Selvage, 69, of Loudenville, OH died Sunday, August 16.  Mr. Selvage was the son of Harry B. and Cora Crace Selvage.  He was born in Paintsville on November 1, 1911 and was a former coal miner and retired farmer.  Survivors include his wife, Martha McFaddin Selvage; four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Sara) Seibert of Jeromesville, OH, Mrs. Doyle (Judy) Hines of West Salem, OH, Mrs. Dan (Pauline) Cherry of Toledo, OH, and Mrs. Don (Nancy) Atterholt of Loudonville, OH; four sons, James T. of Jeromesville, OH, Billy and Willis of Wooster, and Roger of Ashland, OH; 16 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Bess Fairchild of Milford Center, OH, Marie Webb of West Alexandria, OH, and Mollie Selvage of Dayton, OH; and two brothers, Robert and Harry B. Selvage, Jr. of Dayton. Services were held Wednesday, August 19, in the Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, OH. Burial was in the Pioneer Cemetery with Rev. Jay Steele officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981

   
SLONE, Clyde
1931-1981
Clyde Slone, 49, died Wednesday, August 5, at his Thelma home. Mr. Slone was born November 18, 1931 in Johnson County, the son of George and Cora Castle Slone. He was a retired employee of Preston Funeral Home. Surviving are his wife, Jean Slone, a daughter, Lisa Slone; at home; a step son, James Cameron Fraley, and two step daughters, Connie Dawson and Pam McKenzie, all of Thelma; three brothers, James Slone, Flat Gap, Dennis Slone, Fairborn, OH, and Wayne Slone, Springfield, OH; three sisters, Shirley Hughes, West Van Lear, Mary Etta Ratliff, Ashtabula, OH, and Ina Wheeler, Walbridge, OH; and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 8 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 12, 1981

    
TACKETT, Paris
1892-1981
Paris Tackett, 88, died Monday, August 17, in his Staffordsville home. Mr. Tackett was born September 15, 1892 in Johnson County, the son of Mose and Susan Shaeffers Tackett. Surviving are his wife, Gypsie Taylor Tackett; four sons, Earl Tackett of New Carlisle, Oh, Gregory P. and Wade Tackett of Staffordsville and Claudus Tackett; two daughters, Rushia M. Stapleton of Fairborn, Oh and Gerry Tackett of Staffordsville; a brother, Wayne Tackett of Staffordsville; two sisters, Mayme Dyer of Wheelersburg, OH, and Shirley Wilson of Staffordsville; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Wednesday, August 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 19, 1981

   
WILLIAMSON, Samuel R.
1891-1981
Samuel R. Williamson, 89, died Sunday, August 16, in Paintsville Hospital. MR. Williamson was born December 13, 1891, in Lawrence County, the son of James and Alma Rene Boyd Williamson. He was a resident of Wittensville, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Merinda Walters Williamson; 3 sons, Rudolph Williamson of Alexandria, KY, Roger Williamson of Paris, KY and Wallace Williamson of Williamsport; 4 daughters, Ruby Meadows of Wittensville, Elizabeth Scarberry of Creston, OH, Irene McCloud of Stambaugh, and Kay Rucker of New Lebanon, OH; a sister, Elizabeth Stafford of Prestonsburg; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 19, at 11 a.m. in River United Baptist Church with Elders Charles Price, B. C. Ferguson, C. J. Sparks and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 19, 1981

   
WRIGHT, Chloe
1900-1981
Chloe Wright, 80, died Thursday, Aug 20 in Louisa Community Hospital. Mrs. Wright was born Dec 26, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of Aaron and Josephine Seagraves Moore. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Harry Wright, and two brothers, Price and Brice Moore of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating . Burial was in Moore Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 26, 1981


 
SEPTEMBER - 1981


   
  
ARNETT, Nellie (May)
1889-1981
Nellie May Blair Arnett, 92, died Tuesday, September 1, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Arnett was born August 9, 1889, in Wayne County, WV, the daughter of Jake and Rebecca May. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Homer Arnett, preceded her in death in October 1977. Surviving are a son, Burns Blair, Dayton, OH, a half sister, Belle Adkins, Rialto, CA; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sammons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 9, 1981

   
BOGREES, George
1917-1981
Major George T. Bogrees, 63, died Sunday, September 27, in his Springfield, OH home. Born December 13, 1917, he retired after serving 30 years in the U. S. Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Huff Bogrees; four sons, one daughter, one step son , two step daughters, and one brother. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 30 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randall Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Huff Cemetery, Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1981

    
CLICK, Eric W.
1981-1981
Eric Weston Click, infant son of Ronnie and Susan Borders Click, died Thursday, September 17, in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are a brother and sister, Kevin and Kelly Click, Lowmansville, paternal grandparents, Leonard and Evelyn Click, Leander and maternal grandparents, Melvin and Ethel Borders, Lowmansville. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 19, in Borders Cemetery at Lowmansville with Bill Harshbarger officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 23, 1981

  
COMBS, Doris V.
1919-1981
Doris V. Combs, 62, died Monday, September 14, in V. A. Hospital, Tampa, FL. Mr. Combs was born July 21, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of Ben and Zora Rice Combs. He was a resident of Port Ritchie, FL and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Martha Stambaugh Combs, a son, Michael Combs, Port Ritchie; three brothers, Clyde Combs, Columbus, OH, George Combs, Wittensville, and Morris Combs, Dayton, OH; six sisters, Zora Conley, Hazel Witten, and Pansy Witten, Wittensville, Bonnie Castle, Michigan, Juanita Johnson, Dayton, OH, and Joy Reach, Huntington, WV, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Wendell Combs and Richard Held officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery, Wittensville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 23, 1981

    
CONLEY, Kermit
1906-1981
Kermit Martin Conley, Sr. 74, died Tuesday, September 15. Mr. Conley was born December 27, 1906, in Johnson County, the son of Henry M. and Nancy Spradlin Conley. He was a resident of Leander, a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Caudill Conley; two sons, Kermit Conley, Jr., Van Lear, and Robert L. Conley, Toledo, OH; four daughters, Carole Caudill, Oil Springs, Wanda Webb and Juanita Daniel, Leander, and Violet Frisby, Springfield, OH; a brother, Luther J. Conley, Leander; two sisters, Juanita Ramey, Paintsville and Pearl Baldridge, Prestonsburg; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held Thursday, September 17, in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Eddie Young and Harry Neil Frisby officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery, Leander, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 23, 1981

    
CRABTREE, Lena (Whitt)
1887-1981
Mrs. Lena Crabtree, 93, died Friday, September 4, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Crabtree was born October 29, 1887 in Logan Co., WV, the daughter of John and Jane Whitt. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dr. Mark Dempsey and Robert Crabtree. Surviving are two daughters, Oma Meade, Temple Hill, MD and Corby Lee Lewis of Paintsville; 7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 7 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 16, 1981

   
CRISLIP, Cosley
1917-1981
Cosley Crislip, 64, of Sitka, died Saturday morning at the residence of his son, Jack Crislip, following an extended illness. Mr. Crislip was born April 17, 1917, in Johnson County, a son of the late George and Belva Murray Crislip. He was a retired miner.  He is survived by his wife, Esther Murray Crislip; 2 sons, Jack Crislip of Flatwoods and Ronald Dean Crislip of Gainesville, Fl; 2 daughters, Darlene Woods of Kingston, NC, and Imogene McCoy of Columbus, OH; brothers and sisters, Jack Crislip of Flat Gap, Jimmy Sparks of Sitka, Phoebe Mays of California, Lily Belle Hamilton, Dixie Caldwell and Many Maye Wilder of Michigan and Lola Faye Adkins of Bainbridge, OH; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Rev. Bruce Daniels and Rev. John Crossen officiated at services, Tuesday, September 29 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Burial was in Old Hood Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

    
DALE, Lewis
1947-1981
Lewis Edward Dale, 34, died Sunday, September 13, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Mr. Dale was born in Johnson County, June 13, 1947, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his parents, Elsie L. and Mary Spradlin Dale; a daughter, Mary Mae Dale, Ashland, six brothers, Kale, Edgar, Bobby, Gary and John Dale, all of Paintsville and five sisters, Marcella Dale, Drennia Burns, Jeneva Stapleton, and Maria Dale, all of Paintsville and Ann Andrews, Ironton, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 16, 1981

  
FAIRCHILD, Jane (Mahan)
1981
Mrs. Jane Fairchild, 39, died Friday at the Paintsville Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Fairchild is the daughter of Lucille Maynard Mahan and the late Herbert Mahan of River. She was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of her death. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include, a husband, Jerry Fairchild, three sons, Jimmy, Jeffery, and Johnny Fairchild, all of Staffordsville; three daughters, Shelia, Lisa and Sherry Fairchild, all of Staffordsville; six sisters, Olive Blackburn, of Estill and Odray Mahan of River, Carol Fairchild of Thelma, Rena Vaughan, Sitka, Judy Staniford, Tutor Key and Connie Mahan, River. Other survivors include five brothers, Roger Mahan, Columbus, OH, Gary Mahan, Sitka, Timmy Mahan, also of Sitka, Dawson Mahan and Mitchell Mahan, both of River. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church with the Revs. Guy Frazier and James Crider officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairchild Cemetery at Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

    
FITCH, Gypsie (Daniels)
1906-1981
Gypsie Marie Fitch, 75, died Wednesday, Sep 16, in Scioto Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth, OH. Mrs. Fitch was born Mar 11, 1906, in Johnson County, the daughter of Rev. Willie and Julia Caudill Daniels. She was a resident of New Boston, OH and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Fitch; a sister, Gertrude Hayes, Charley, KY; and three brothers, Taylor Daniel, Hilliard, OH, Tommy Daniel, Springfield, OH, and John Daniel, Richmond, VA. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Old Hood Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 23, 1981

   
GAMBLE, Lillie M (Wright)
1895-1981
Mrs. Lillie Mae Gamble, 85, died Tuesday, September 22, after an extended illness. Born in Morgan County, November 15, 1895, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Samantha Smith Wright. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Gamble, August 3, 1956. Survivors include five sons, Lonza Gamble, Springfield, OH, Jack Gamble, also of Springfield, Ossie L. Gamble of Beauty, Simon Gamble, Franklin, OH and Jessie B. Gamble of Columbus, OH. Other survivors include four daughter, Betty Cox, Red Bush, Marvie Brewar, Flat Gap, Viola Gillem, Franklin, OH, and Mattie Jane Young of Columbus. Also surviving are two brothers, Noah Wright, Sand Lick, and Walter Wright, Morehead, 52 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 25 at the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Reverend Harold Salyer officiating. Burial followed in the Jaynes Cemetery at Flat Gap. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

     
HOLBROOK, Raymond
1935-1981
Raymond Holbrook, 46, died Saturday, September 12, at his Thelma home.  Mr. Holbrook was born in Johnson County, January 19, 1935, the son of Walter Holbrook and the late Goldie Caudill Holbrook.  Surviving in addition to his father are his step mother, Josephine Holbrook a son, Gary Ray Holbrook of Thelma, a sister, Phyllis Ann Estep, Thelma; four step brothers and four step sisters.  Funeral services held Wednesday, September 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Buell Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Thelma, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 16, 1981

   
KAZEE, Flossie (Borders)
1889-1981
Flossie Borders Kazee, 92, died September 25 after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Wallace and Sally Ward Borders and was born in Kansas on August 10, 1889. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Edgar E. (Zip) Kazee, preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are four sons Deward Kazee of Kissimmee, FL Robert Kazee of Houston, TX, Bill Kazee of Sanford, FL and Howard Kazee of Paintsville, three daughters; Dorothy Paul of Winter Park, FL, Maragett Mason and Pauline Williams both of Paintsville, 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Rev. Lindsey Davis officiated at services, Monday, September 28 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

     
MUSIC, Harry D.
1930-1981
Services were held Thursday, September 24, for Harry Douglas (Blackie) Music, 51, of East Point. Mr. Music, the son of Harry B. and Flossie Blair Music, was born May 1, 1930, in Johnson County. He succumbed September 21 at Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Survivors include his wife, Frances Marie Howell Music, and two sons, Douglas and Phillip Music, of East Point. Also surviving are two sisters, Janet Stover and Mildred Agess, both of Michigan. Dave Flannery officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the East Point Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

     
O'BRYAN, Charley
1917-1981
Charley "Jimmy" Denver O'Bryan, 63, died Wednesday, September 23, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Michigan after an extended illness. Mr. O'Bryan was born September 29, 1917 in Lawrence County, the son of James Valentine and Sarah Pennington O'Bryan. He was a resident of Milan, MI, a retired employee of Chrysler Corporation and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ella Mae Lobdell O'Bryan, who he married November 2, 1970 in Ypsilanti; four sons, Donald Bolz O'Bryan of Mineola, TX, John Charles O'Bryan of Ypsilanti, MI, Donald Ray O'Bryan of Maybee, MI, and John William O'Bryan of Milan, MI; a daughter, Helen Byrd, Ypsilanti, 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also, three brothers, John O'Bryan of Hager Hill, Alonzo O'Bryan of Van Lear, and Clarence O'Bryan of Thealka; five sisters, Ruth Paige of Hobart, IN, Bertha Daniels, Lake Station, IN, Lora A. Lemaster and Faye Holbrook of Hager Hill, and Roberta Preston, of Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 27 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Bobby Lyons officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

     
PENIX, Lisa
1977-1981
Lisa Marie Penix, 3, died Thursday, September 29, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Miss Penix was born October 14, 1977 in Pike County. Surviving are her parents, Jim Jack and Margaret Walters Penix of Williamsport, her maternal grandmother, Recie Music, West Van Lear, paternal grandmother, Stella Crum Mollette, Paintsville, two brothers, Larry Joe and Jim Jack Penix, Jr., Williamsport, and two sisters, Deborah Lynn Penix, West Van Lear, and Kathy Music, Boons Camp. Funeral services were held Friday, October 2, in Van Lear Independent Baptist Church with Roger Hill, Charles Banks, and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

     
PERKINS, Matilda (Litteral)
1914-1981
Mrs. Matilda Litteral Perkins, 67, died Tuesday, September 29, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Perkins was born January 2, 1914, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Harrison and Alice Litteral. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, James Earl Perkins, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons, Earl, Jr., William and Glen Perkins, all of Thelma, Oscar Perkins, of Salyersville, and George Perkins of Paintsville; four daughters, Hazel Collinsworth, Burning Fork, Oneida Wright and Barbara Flint of Thelma and Carol Daniels of Pikeville; two brothers, Taylor and Gene Litteral both of Ashland. Funeral services were held Friday, October 2, in Burning Fork Community Methodist Church with Clifford Spencer and Henry Greene officiating. Burial was in Cain Cemetery, Burning Fork, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

   
RAMEY, George L.
1905-1981
George Lewis Ramey, 76, died Wednesday, Sep 23 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. The retired director of Mayo State Vocational School, an East Point resident, was the son of Dr. Frank Ramey and Priscilla Picklesimer Ramey. He was born may 20, 1905 in Johnson County. Mr. Ramey was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Schnitzler Ramey, a son, George Ramey, Jr. and a daughter, Priscilla Ramey. A granddaughter, Christy Michele Hamilton, also survives. A brother, Frank B. Ramey, lives at South Point, and a sister, Lora Osborne, lives at Orlando, FL. Rev. Dave Flannery officiated at services Friday, Sep 25, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the East Point Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

   
ROSE, Veneda (Daniel)
1922-1981
Mrs. Veneda D. Rose, 59, died Thursday, Sep 24, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after an extended illness. Mrs. Rose was born July 23, 1922 in Johnson County, the daughter of Elmer and Nancy Cassidy Daniel. She was a resident of Van Lear, a retired teacher and a member of the Concord Independent Church of Jesus Christ. Surviving are her husband, James Brady Rose, who she married in Maysville in 1947; three sons, Paul Deaton, Van Lear, Stephen Rose, Flat Gap, and Gordon Rose, Houston, TX; two brothers, Hubert Daniel, Van Lear, and Harold Lloyd Daniel, Coal Grove, OH; three sisters, Daisy Preston, Thelma, Norma Meade, Tutor Key and Frankie Ratliff, Van Lear; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sep 27, in Concord Independent Church of Jesus Christ with Henry Greene officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

   
SHARKEY, Stephen M. Jr.
1961-1981
Stephen M. Sharkey, Jr., 20, died Saturday, sep 12, at his Thelma residence. he was born Feb 5, 1961 in Belleville, IL. Surviving are his parents, Stephen and Georgia Conner Sharkey, three brothers, Scott, Stanley and Shawn, all of Thelma and two sisters, Yvonne Bloon, Aurora, CO, and Dianna Sharkey, East Chicago, IL. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Sep 16 in Pete Gardner Funeral Home with Ernest Graves officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Belleville, IL. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 16, 1981

    
SPARKS, Chester A.
1910-1981
Chester A. Sparks, 71, died Tuesday, Sep 8 in Avon Park, FL. Mr. Sparks was born April 30, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of John and Missouri Phillips Sparks. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, J. O. Sparks, Thelma and three sisters, Monie Roth and Maxie Stodghill, Placid Lake, FL and Alma Neely, Hampton, VA. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sep 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Buell Ferguson, J. T. Bailey and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 16, 1981

   
SPEARS, Loucinda (Tackett)
1880-1981
Mrs. Loucinda Jane Spears, 101, died Wednesday, September 16, in her Staffordsville home after an extended illness.  Mrs. Spears was born June 24, 1880 in Johnson County, the daughter of John Milton and Rebecca Lemaster Tackett. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, William Lewis Spears, preceded her in death April 1, 1934. Surviving are a son, Marcus Spears of Denver, CO; four daughters, Adeline Smith and Nola Mae Stepp of Inez, Jean Trimble of Great Mills, MD, and Garnett Cox of Staffordsville; 28 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Funeral services held Saturday, September 19 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick VanHoose and Elder Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 23, 1981

   
WARD, Stella E.
1981
Services held Sept 28 at Paintsville for Stella Ethel Ward, a former Johnson Countian who was living in Memphis, TN.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She had been a Professor of English and Dean of Students at Lamburth College. Survivors include a nephew, Dr. Charles Preston of Lexington;  2 nieces, Mrs. Lee Van Dervort of Piqua, OH and Mrs. Ann Lucius of Memphis. Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with burial in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 30, 1981

  
WARD, Zella (Preston)
1894-1981
Mrs. Zella Ward, 86, died Wednesday, September 9, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ward was born December 18, 1894, in Johnson County, the daughter of Jessie and Alvine Murphy Preston. She was a resident of Meally and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, B. C. Ward preceded her in death February 5, 1948. Surviving are five sons, William A. and Estill Ward, Meally, James C. Ward, Titusville, FL, Arbie Ward, Fairborn, OH, and Herman Ward, Enon, OH, two daughters, Malissa Roark, Phoenix, AZ, and Marie Preston, Meally, KY; 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, September 12, in United Baptist Church, Buffalo, KY with Elders Ivan Butcher, Glen Arrowood and Earl Muncy officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, Meally, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 16, 1981


 
OCTOBER - 1981


   
  
ADAMS, Maggie (Adkins)
1908-1981
Mrs. Maggie Adams, 72, died Sunday, October 25, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was born November 14, 1908, in Johns County, the daughter of Henry and Ida Hensley Adkins. She was a resident of Whitehouse and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, John Adams, preceded her in death in March 1970.  Surviving are four sons, Earnest Meadows of Raven, VA., Clell Adams of Tomahawk, John Adams, Jr. of Whitehouse, and Herbert Ray Adams, of Williamsport; four daughters, Helen Mollett of Louisa, Lou Ida Burke of Hager Hill, Maudie Duty, of Whitehouse, and Mabel Meek of Van Lear; a brother, James V. Horne, of Phyllis, KY; two sisters, Savannah Hensley of Phyllis and Martha Gardner of Woodlawn, VA. Funeral services held Wednesday, October 28, in Meally Church of Christ with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Adams Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 4, 1981

   
BAILEY, Plura (Fyffe)
1891-1981
Funeral services were held Friday, October 16, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Plura Bailey, 90. Mrs. Bailey died October 14 in Louisa Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born January 27, 1891, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of James and Susan Ferguson Fyffe. She was a resident of Flat Gap and had been a member of the United Baptist Church since April, 1908. Surviving are her husband, Charlie Bailey, who she married July 4, 1913, two sons, Con Bailey, Flat Gap, and Fairel Bailey, Frenchburg; a brother, Shelby Fyffe, Blaine, four sisters, Liddie Wright and Bessie Wallen, Keaton, Lexie Ferguson, Moon, KY, and Buelah Hill, Relief; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Elders J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1981

  
BLAIR, Hansel
1922-1981
Hansel Blair, 59, died October 20, in Paintsville Hospital. Born in Johnson County, May 1, 1922, he was the son of Dewey and Mary Blair. Mr. Blair was a resident of Denver and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Baldwin Blair; 2 sons, Toy Blair of Paintsville and Benson Blair of Denver; 5 daughters, Eldalene Haney and Ann Spradlin of Denver, Nellowene Fairchild, Vickie Wheeler and Burletta Ratliff all of Staffordsville; 2 sisters, Avonell Hitchcock and Eula Gullett both of Denver; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 23, in Beechwall United Baptist Church with Elders James Spradlin, James Blair and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

   
BOWENS, Beulah
1907-1981
Lowmansville resident Beulah Young Bowens, 74, died Sunday, Oct 4 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bowens was born Feb 28, 1907, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Florence Hefner Young. She was preceded in death by her husband, Culley Bowens, Oct 8, 1961. Surviving are four sons, Jerry, Robert and David Bowens, Lowmansville, and Donald Bowens, Sitka; a brother, Frank Young, Thealka; two sisters, Gladys Mollette, Lowmansville, and Inis Daniel, Huntington, WV; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 6, in the Lowmansville homer of her son, Jerry Bowens, with Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Young Cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

  
CANTRELL, John K.
1886-1981
John K. Cantrell, 95, died Monday, Oct 5, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Cantrell was born March 9, 1886, in Johnson County, the son of Haden and Mary Frazier Cantrell. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willie Prichard Cantrell, Oct 7, 1964. Surviving are his wife, Cloteen Selvage Cantrell; two daughters, Mrs. Magie Davis and Mrs. Erie Cantrell, of Dayton, OH; a step daughter, Mrs. Patricia Marcum of Sitka; two sisters, Mrs. Frankie Sparks, Sunbury, OH, and Mrs. Goldie Estep, Allen; one granddaughter, and two step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Oct 7, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

   
CONLEY, Max
1899-1981
Max V. Conley, 82, died Friday, Oct. 2, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born Feb 5, 1899 at Hager Hill. His wife, Virgie Welch Conley, preceded him in death in 1976. Surviving are six sons, Harry, Douglas, and Eugene Conley, all of Orlando, FL, Robert Conley of Atlanta, GA, and Phillip and Darvin Conley, both of Dayton, OH; four daughters, Mary Cantrell and Lois Beverly, Hager Hill, Grace Bates, Xenia, OH, and Esther Joinner of Dayton, OH; 32 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Williams and Bruce Spencer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville, Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

   
CORDIAL, Lillie
1902-1981
Lillie Cordial, 79, died Tuesday, Oct 27, in Louisa Community Hospital. Born Nov 25, 1902 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Andy and Martha Borders Boyd. She was a resident of Lowmansville and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Celcie Cordial; two sons, Omar Cordial, Columbus, OH, and Jason Cordial, Ulysses; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Cromer of Livingston and Betty Lou Hall of Lake City, FL; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct 30 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist church with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 4, 1981

   
FITZPATRICK, Martin L.
1895-1981
Martin Luther Fitzpatrick, 86, died Tuesday, October 6, at his Flatwoods residence after an extended illness. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born April 13, 1895, in Johnson County, the son of Charles and Dolly Spears Fitzpatrick. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Luther Fitzpatrick, Jr., Franklin, OH, Walter Fitzpatrick, Warsaw, IN, and John Fitzpatrick, East Point, three daughters, Lela Darlene Blair, Miamisburg, OH, Lillie Lorene Taylor, Flatwoods, and Flossie Eilene George, Mt. Sterling, 32 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 8, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery, East Point, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 14, 1981

    
FYFFE, Doctor L.
1901-1981
Doctor Leslie Fyffe, 80, died Sunday, October 11, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Fyffe was born August 28, 1901, in Johnson County, the son of Cecil and Laura Kelly Fyffe. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired farmer, and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Leslie Fyffe, Jr., Mt. Sterling, OH, and Larry Fyffe, Flat Gap; six daughters, Kathleen Hamilton, Wadworth, OH, Gloria Fyfe, Denver, CO, Phyllis Bryan, Flat Gap, Carolyn Pelphrey, Ypsilanti, MI, Marilyn Stambaugh, Volga, and Charlotte Stambaugh, Volga. Also, two step daughters, Betty McBride, Sugar Grove, OH, and Deloris Lavender, Delaware, OH, two brothers, Fred Fyffe, Blaine, and Macie Bush, Johnstown, OH, 16 grandchildren, and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 14, in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyers and Homer Evans officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1981

   
GRIFFITH, George
1926-1981
George Griffith, 55, died October 6, at his home after an extended illness. Born December 3, 1926, in Redjacket, WV, he was the son of George W. and Alkie Boyd Griffith. He was a retired employee of Motor State Products, a member of the Grahn Hill Freewill Baptist Church, a Mason, and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Lorriane Bryant Griffith, Olive Hill, a son, Timothy George Griffith, Olive Hill, and a sister Marie Willabee, Centerville, OH. Funeral services were conducted October 9 in Oney Funeral Home Chapel with Carroll Manning and Jack Woods officiating. Burial was in Barker Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

   
LESLIE, Carl
1920-1981
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Carl R. Leslie, 61. Mr. Leslie died Thursday, October 1, in Bethesda Hospital, Delray Beach, FL, after an extended illness. He was born August 12, 1920 in Floyd County, the son of Earl and Minnie Caldwell Leslie and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Maxine Ward Leslie; 2 daughters, Regina Lynn Leslie of Delray Beach and Delesia Ann Snider of Columbus, OH; a brother, Earl Leslie of Delray Beach; 2 sisters, Nellie Webb and Norma Biglaw both of Columbus. Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services with burial was in Sublett Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 7, 1981

  
LITTLE, Norther
1910-1981
Northern Little, 71, died Thursday, October 15, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Little was born March 28, 1910 in Floyd County, the son of T. J. and Mary Moore Little. He was a resident of Lexington and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Nora Hall Little, who he married April 2, 1932, in Pikeville, five daughters, Rose Marie Osborne, Bypro, Mary Lucille Wagner, Pamela Little, Tanya Sue Bigelow and Carla Jean Graf, Lexington, a brother, Sterling Little, Roanoke, VA and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 18, in Pentecostal Church of God with Curtis Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Wheelwright, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1981

   
MAYES, Martin
1919-1981
Martin M. (Bud) Mayes, 71, died Thursday, October 29, in St. Mary’s Hospital, in Huntington, WV. Mr. Mayes was born in Oklahoma, March 1, 1919, the son of Carl Homer and Bertha Houx Mayes. He was a resident of Blaine, a retired employee of Ashland Oil and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clara Pate Mayes, two sons, Leroy Mayes, Charleston, WV, and Dean Mayes, Mt. Gilead, OH; two daughters, June Darris, St. Louis, MO, and Jean Wallin, Flat Gap, a brother, Virgil Mayes, Oklahoma City, OK and a sister, Bernie Davone, Lebanon, OR; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Ernie Salyers and Kenneth Sturgill officiating. Burial was in Oilton Cemetery, Oilton, OK. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 4, 1981

  
O'BRYAN, Earl
1917-1981
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 24, in First Church of God for Earl Glen O’Bryan, 64. Mr. O’Bryan died October 21 in Paintsville Hospital. He was born January 1, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of William and Esta Woods O’Bryan.  He was a resident of Staffordsville, a retired miner, a member of Church of God and Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616. Surviving are his wife, Christine Salyer O’Bryan; four sons, William “Billy” O’Bryan and Randall O’Bryan, Staffordsville, Thomas O’Bryan, Sitka, and Larry O’Bryan, Hager Hill; five brothers, Walter O’Bryan, Cambridge, OH, Ernest O’Bryan, Staffordsville, Robert O’Bryan, Huntington, WV, Billy O’Bryan, Paris; five sisters, Jewell Young, Staffordsville, Edna Conley, Wittensville, Lois Salyer, Huntington, WV, Betty Salyer, Columbus, OH; and Janice Mayhew, Paintsville, and six grandchildren.  Toby Wheeler and Tommy Reynolds officiated at services with burial following in O'Bryan Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

   
PENIX, Pauline
1981
Pauline Penix, 68, died Tuesday, October 27, in Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL, after an extended illness. Born in KY, she was the daughter of Paris Penix, Sr., and Virgie Music Penix. She was a resident of Downers Grove, IL, a retired factory worker and a member of the Clardion Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are four grandchildren; two brothers, Paris Penix, Jr., Cleveland, OH, and Estil Penix, Pompano Beach, FL, five sisters, Eunice Ward and Lillan Conley, Paintsville, Bessie Davidson, Leburn, Veneda Raines, Adrian, MI, and Audrey Thompson, Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  November 4, 1981

   
ROWLAND, Richard
1894-1981
Richard Rowland, 87, died Thursday, October 15, in Sycamore Medical Center, Dayton, OH. Mr. Rownad was born September 10, 1894, in Johnson County, the son of Armstrong and Trinnie Ratliff Rowland. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Castle Rowland; 2 sons, Milton "Mickey" Rowland of Dayton, and Huber Rowland, of Alabama; 2 daughters, Leora Climer of Columbus, OH, and Liza Rowland of Cailfornia; 3 brothers, Doc and Fred Rowland of Whitehouse and William Rowland of Thealka; a sister Ida Whittaker of East Point. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Davella with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1981

   
SHORT, J. H.
1901-1981
J. H. Short, 80, died Monday, Oct 19, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Short was born May 17, 1901, in Johnson County, the son of Granson and Susie Preston Short. He was a resident of Meally, a minister and a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Cindy Powers Short; 3 sons, Arville Short, Meally, Ray Short, Fairborn, OH, and George Short, Ann Arbor, MI,; 3 daughters, Burletta Daniels and Hester Daniels of Paintsville and Loretta Gilliespie of Cedarville, OH; a brother Arnold Short of Winchester; 2 sisters, Ruby Williams and Nora Jordan of Columbus, OH; 19 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 22, in Meally Church of Christ with Vernon Mullins and Bennie Blankenship officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

  
TOOTSEY, Anna (Wills)
1912-1981
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct 23 in St. Michael's Church for Anna Ruth Tootsey, 69. Ms. Tootsey died Oct 20 at her Van Lear home. She was born Jan 6, 1912 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Curran Wills. She was a retired secretary for Mayo State Vocational Technical School and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are a brother, Ralph Wills, Palatine, IL and two sisters, Mary Preston, Van Lear and Nell Himes, Vanceburg, KY. Father Frank C. Osburg officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

   
TRIMBLE, Anna (Picklesimer)
1981
Anna L. Trimble, 80, of Kettering, OH, died recently at Kettering Medical Center following a short illness. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Trimble was the daughter of the late Simon and Sarah Kathryn Rice Picklesimer. Preceding her in death were her husband, Bob Trimble, and her only son, Charles Trimble. Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Pigman and Frances Tague, both of IN; one brother Orville Picklesimer, Franklin Furnace, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin Benton, Dayton, and Dorothy Blanton of Franklin Furnace; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Swart Funeral Home in West Carrollton with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

  
WARD, Elias
1914-1981
Elias Ward, 67, died Thursday, October 22 in Allen Park, MI. Born April 6, 1914, in Lee County, he was the son of Sherman and Mary Addison Ward. Mr. Ward was a resident of Burton, MI, retired from the U. S. Army, and was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church. His wife, Bernice Davis Ward, preceded him in death August 1, 1980. Surviving are eight sons, Damon, Lonnie and Kevin Ward, Burton, MI, James Ward, Davidson, MI, John, Fred, Carl and Clarence Ward, Flint, MI; two daughters, Mary Williams, Burton, MI and Martha Ward, Grand Blanc, MI, four brothers, Fred Ward, Dayton, OH, Paul Ward, Georgia, Wilbur Ward, Indiana, and Henry Ward, Covington; a sister, Diana Judd, Indiana; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Lindsey Butcher officiating. Burial was in Davis Branch Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 28, 1981

     
WARD, Marcella
1947-1981
Marcella ward, 34, died Thursday, Oct 1, at the result of an automobile accident. Born Sep 27, 1947, in Johnson County, she was a resident of West Van Lear. Ms. Ward was employed as a secretary for Pontiki Coal Company, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a member of The Eastern Star 431 and Van Lear Chapter White Shrine. Surviving are her parents, Ollie Alice Grim and Orville Stambaugh; a son, Brian Keith Ward and a daughter, Stacy Ann Rice, West Van Lear; three brothers, James Borders, Paramount, CA, and Roger and Barry Stambaugh, Tacoma, WA, four sisters, Sheila Arishon, Pomana, CA, Harweta Harmon, Greenville, TN, Connie Burchett and Delena Susan Stambaugh, Long Beach, CA. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 4, in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Grover Castle officiating. Burial was in Grim Family Cemetery, Stambaugh, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 21, 1981


 
NOVEMBER - 1981


   

  
ASHBY, Samuel O.
1924-1981
Samuel O. Ashby, 57, died Monday, November 9, in Detroit, MI, after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, on February 15, 1924, the son of James and Lucy Smith Ashby, Mr. Ashby was a resident of Warren, MI. He is survived by his wife, Julia Salyers Ashby, one son, James Ashby, Detroit, MI, a God daughter, Fely Ding, Detroit; one brother, Hobart Ashby, Dayton, OH, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 14, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in McFarland Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 18, 1981

  
BLAIR, Ella (McFaddin)
1906-1981
Paintsville resident Ella Blair, 74, died Tuesday, November 24, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg.  She was born April 13, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bill and Lou Conley McFaddin. Mrs. Blair is survived by her husband, Ray Blair; one daughter, Christine Kimbler, Sitka; two brothers, Homer McFaddin of Paintsville and Tommy McFaddin of Springfield, OH; five sisters, Dotty Mead, Fairborn, OH, Martha Selvage, Geromesville, OH, May Richie, Apple Creek, OH, Malta Hall, Cincinnati, OH and Mary Fairchild of Staffordsville; two grandchildren.  Funeral services held Friday, November 27 at Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery at Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 2, 1981

   
BUTCHER, Chester
1913-1981
Chester Butcher, 68, died Tuesday, November 24, in West Minster, MD. Mr. Butcher was born in Johnson County November 14, 1913, the son of Bud and Amba Meek Butcher Price. He was a resident of Sparks, MD. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Ella Price Butcher; three daughters, Virginia Gordon Beste and Susan Butcher, both of Sparks, MD, and Faye Gladding of Hillsbourough, MD; one sister, Ruby Williams of Ashland; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held Saturday, November 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 2, 1981

  
CASTLE, Linzie
1908-1981
Nippa resident, Linzie W. Castle, 73, died Saturday, Nov 7, in Paintsville Herald. Born Feb 12, 1908, in Johnson County, he was the son of Jakey and Janie Sadler Castle, and was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae Issac Castle; seven sons, Jakie Lewis, Thomas Marion, and Charles Leon Castle of Nippa, Linzie, Jr., Volga, James Ernest Castle of Stambaugh, Willie Ray Castle of Sitka, and Walter Lee Castle of Thealka; nine daughters, LouVerna Burchett and Louise Burchett of Stambaugh, Okie Jane Igner of Hillsboro, OH, Fay Frizey of OK, May Daniels of Lowmansville, Joyce lee Stambaugh and Marylin Joyce Stambaugh of Sitka, Pearliene Blanton and Pauliene Caldwell, of Nippa; three brothers, James and Bill Castle, Nippa and Jakey Castle, Jr., Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1981

   
CHURCH, Hazel (Bryant)
1905-1981
Hazel Church, 76, died Wednesday, November 4, in Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Church was born October 25, 1905, in Lawrence County, the daughter of James and Victoria Edwards Bryant. She was a resident of Lowmansville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lonza Church, two sons, Enis and Harold Lloyd Church, Lorraine, OH, two daughters, Lula Conley, Wittensville and Alta Hayes, Tutor Key; a brother and sister, Virgil Bryant and Ellen Bowens, Berlin Heights, OH; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels and James Cavins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday November 11, 1981

   
FREEMAN, Esta (Hurd)
1928-1981
Esta Freeman, 53, died Saturday, November 7, in Highlands Regional Medical center. Born April 23, 1928, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Isom and Worley Hurd. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, George Freeman, six sons, Ronald and Mike Freeman, Sitka, Larry, Scott and Jeffery Freeman, East Point, and Gary Freeman, Delphi, IN; a daughter, Bonnie Lane, Flat Gap; seven brothers, Shulard Hurd, Ivel, Don Hurd, Phoenix, AZ, Joe, Gordon, Randsy, and Gradon Hurd, Warsaw, IN, and Gary Hurd, Claypool, IN, and two sisters, Katmern Sluss, East Point, and Mary Spencer, Moral, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chjapel with Arthur Cole and Freddie Garrett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ivel with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1981

  
FYFFE, Elva (Osborne)
1894-1981
Mrs. Elva Fyffe, 87, of Keaton, died Monday, November 16, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Johnson County, January 7, 1894, she was the daughter of John and Victoria Williams Osborne. She had been a resident of Keaton for 36 years and was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Mrs. Fyffe was preceded in death by her husband, Earlie Fyffe on July 26, 1964. Surviving are two sons, Homer and Lowell Fyffe, Keaton; five daughters, Nellie Rigsby and Hazel Skaggs, Keaton, Dixie Barker, Ashland, Marie Stamper, Paintsville, and Lorean Cantrell, Stika; 23 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 18, at 1 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Harrison Ferguson will officiate. Burial will be in Keaton Family Cemetery at Keaton with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 18, 1981

      
HAMILTON, Ethel (Lyon)
1902-1981
Mrs. Ethel Hamilton, 79, of Keaton, died at her home Saturday, November 21. She was the daughter of Rev. Charley and Polly Rose Lyon, born June 11, 1902 in Lawrence County. She was a member of Keaton Fork United Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion Miller. She is survived by her husband, Emery Hamilton; three sons, Charles Miller of Batavia, OH, Herman Miller of Salyersville and Conrad Miller of Omaha, NB; one stepson, James Hamilton, Keaton; four step daughters, Elsie Ferguson of West Liberty, Monie Smith of Dayton, OH, Gertrude Dorris of Crown Point, IN and Pauline Bayes of Paintsville, one sister, Hazel Marsh of Ashland; 3 grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23 at Keaton Fork United Baptist church at Keaton, with Elders J. T. Bailey, B. C. Ferguson, Frank Williams, and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, OH with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 25, 1981

   
HITCHCOCK, Ethel (Cantrell)
1909-1981
Oil Springs resident Mrs. Ethel Hitchcock, 72, died Saturday, November 21, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born January 11, 1909 in Morgan County, Mrs. Hitchcock was the daughter of Stone and Dena Elwick Cantrell. She was a member of Caudill Fork United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Estill Hitchcock; 2 sons, Cecil Hitchcock of Staffordsville and Paul R. Hitchcock of Lewiston, Idaho; 2 daughters, Lina Mahan of Barnetts Creek and Madge Blair of Lucasville, OH; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Cas and Bill Cantrell of Columbus, OH; 3 sisters, Katherine Clark of Columbus, OH, Nettie Leggs of Jeopardy, KY, and Mollie Cantrell of FL. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 24, at Caudill Fork United Baptist Church, Oil Springs with Elders J. T. Bailey and Wayne Blair and Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in family cemetery on Blanton Branch, Oil Springs, KY. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

   
HOWE, Luke
1904-1981
St. Luke Howe, the son of Cleve and Nora Brown Howe, was born in Johnson County, July 29, 1904, and died Nov 11 at his home near Lewisburg, Mason County, at age 77. He was employed at Ashland Refining Co. for 26 years, the last seven years at Paintsville and retired there in 1969. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Dampier Howe, two sons, seven grandchildren; one brother and four sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 14, at Knox and Brothers Funeral Home in Maysville. Burial followed in the Wedonia Cemetery in Mason County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

   
JOHNSON, Jim
1944-1981
Jim Johnson, 37, died Tuesday, November 10, at his Banner residence after an extended illness. Born in Ohio, on November 3, 1944, Mr. Johnson was the son of Jim and Eunice Fairchild. He was a construction worker. Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Lois Jones Johnson; 3 sons, Mike, James and Tim Johnson all of Banner; a brother, Bill Conway of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 12 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Green and Lenivill Campbell officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Banner with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 18, 1981

  
LYONS, Erma (Lemaster)
1912-1981
Mrs. Erma Blanche Lemaster Lyons, 69, died Wednesday, November 4, in Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Lyons was born October 23, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Bascom and Florence Harris Lemaster. She was a resident of Martha, a retired teacher and a member of the Red Bush Enterprise Church. Surviving are her husband, Carl Lyons, who she married August 24, 1933, in Johnson County, a son, Garrett Lyons, Denver, CO; a daughter, Oneida Lyons Key, Dangerfield, TX; four brothers, Virgil and Roy E. Lemaster, Flat Gap, Raleigh Lemaster, Marion, IN, and John L. Lemaster, Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Mayme Campbell, Marion, IN, and two grandchildren, Carl Key and Connie Lyons. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7, in Skaggstown Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Elmer Burchwell and Lafe Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  November 11, 1981

    
MEEK, Nathaniel
1924-1981
Funeral services held Friday, November 27, for Nathaniel Meek, 56, a resident of Boons Camp.  Mr. Meek died Tuesday, November 24, in Louisa Community Hospital, Louisa.  He was born December 30, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Jeff and Alta Pack Meek. He was a retired miner.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Page Meek; two sons, Phillip and Dwight Meek, both of Boons Camp; two daughters, Malissa and Shandra Meek also of Boons Camp; three grandchildren; one brother, Chester Meek, of Urbana, IN, and two sisters, Geneva Ringle of Marion, IN and Laura Baker of Wabash, IN. Services held in the Van Lear Church of Christ with Curt Tussey officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 2, 1981

   
MELVIN, Roy
1898-1981
Roy Melvin, 83, died Wednesday, November 18, in Salyersville. Mr. Melvin was born April 12, 1898 in Johnson County, the son of John and Ida Stafford Melvin. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired merchant and a member of Paintsville Lodge No. 381 F & AM. His wife, Stella Robinson Melvin preceded him in death May 27, 1978.  Survivors include 3 sons, Charles T. Melvin, Leroy Melvin and David Powell Melvin all of Paintsville; 2 daughters, Patsy Knight and Shirley Short also of Paintsville; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Clarence, Ralph and Jimmy Melvin all of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Addie Price of Paintsville and Flema VanHoose of Louisa. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

  
MUSIC, John W.
1904-1981
John W. Music of Van Lear died Wednesday, November 18 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Music was a retired miner born January 17, 1904, in Johnson County, the son of Christopher and Claretta Castle Music. He is survived by his wife, Louise Witten Music, four sons, Walter Larry Music, Ashland, John and James Music, Michigan, and Jack Music, Van Lear, five daughters, Nola Davis, Ashland, Helen Music, Van Lear, Bobbie Jones, Billie Holland, and Libby Rhodus, all of Michigan; two brothers, McKinley Music, Ohio and Kelly Music, Nippa; 27 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 21, at Independent Freewill Baptist Church, Van Lear with Lee Music, Otis Bowling and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

  
PIGG, Maudie (Price)
1907-1981
Maudie Marie Pigg, 73, died Saturday, November 7, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Pigg was born December 30, 1907, in Floyd County, the daughter of Jesse and Sally Butcher Price. She was a resident of Paintsville.  Surviving are her husband, Willie Pigg; a son, Charles Paul Pigg; 2 daughters, Irene Patrick of Dayton, OH, Phyllis Justice of Paintsville; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 10 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle officiating.  Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1981

   
PRESTON, John
1890-1981
John Preston, 91, died Monday, November 9, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH. Born August 28, 1890, in Johnson County, he was the son of James and Amanda VanHoose Preston. He was a resident of Columbus, formerly of Tutor Key, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife, Lillie M. Preston, preceded him in death April 19, 1974.  Surviving are a son, Fred W. Preston of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mrs. Elner Hall of Felsmere, FL, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Cyrus of Columbus; 2 brothers, Clell and Guff Preston of Tutor Key; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sturgill McCarty officiating.  Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1981

   
SALYER, Mattie (Frazier)
1901-1981
Mrs. Mattie Frazier Salyer, 80, died Saturday, November 28, at her home in Fuget after an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born in Johnson County, August 17, 1901, the daughter of James and Margaret Salyer Frazier. Her husband, Stanley Salyer, preceded her in death July 30, 1980. She is survived by one son, Harry Salyer, Fuget, one granddaughter, Kathy Salyer, two brothers, Squire Frazier, Springfield, OH, and Sollie Frazier, Ashland; and two sisters, Madge Henry, Springfield, OH and Dixie Williams, Jackson, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, November 30, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 2, 1981

    
SHANNON, Mettie (Workman)
1891-1981
Mrs. Mettie Church Shannon, 90, died Wednesday, November 11, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Shannon was born in West Virginia, July 15, 1891, the daughter of Perry and Carolyn ‘Workman. She was a resident of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Church, and her second husband, Frank Shannon. Survivors include two sons, Arthur Church, Tutor Key and Warren Church, Jamestown, TN; a daughter Evelyn Burke, Middleberry, IN; 15 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 18, 1981

  
SITES, Frank
1940-1981
Frank Allen Sites, 41, died Saturday, November 1, at his Whitehouse home after an extended illness. Born April 28, 1940, in Johnson County, he was the son of Pete and Helen Adams Sites. Surviving are his wife, Mary Maxine Webb Sites, two sons, Frank Allen, Jr., and Marien Samuel, both of Whitehouse, three daughters, Patricia Fitch, Vickie Joan Sites, and Helen Marie Sites, all of Whitehouse, three brothers, Pete Sites, Jr., Henry Sites and Lonnie Sites, Whitehouse, and three sisters, Virgie VanSickle, Callie Roach, and Mary Hufford, all of Columbus, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 4, at 1 p.m. in his Whitehouse residence with Curtis Tussey officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 4, 1981

  
STANDIFUR, Warren
1920-1981
Warren G. Standifur, 61, of Craig Road, Wayne, WV died Monday, nov 23. Mr. Standifur was the son of the late Samuel and Mary Ward Standifur. He was bor Aug 15, 1920. He is survived by his wife, Estell Crum Standifur; two sons, Terry Baker, Fort Leavenworth, KS and David Standifur of Pritchard, WV, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Mathis, Buffalo Creek Road, and Amy, at home; a brother Grant Standifur, Boons Camp; and two sisters, Thelma Click, Van Lear, and Jennie Collins of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday,, Nov 25, at Antioch United Baptist church, with Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

   
VANHOOSE, Hobert
1924-1981
Hobert VanHoose, 57, of Urbana, OH, died Saturday, November 14 in Mercy Hospital, Urbana. He was born March 21, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Emma Ratliff VanHoose. He was a retired employee of the Scott Seed Company in Marysville, OH, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mary Riley VanHoose; 6 sons, Millard VanHoose of Cable, OH, Arlin VanHoose of Urbana, Donald VanHoose of Westville, OH and David, Thomas and Timothy VanHoose all of west Liberty, OH; 2 daughters, Judy Archbold of West Liberty, OH and Hoberta Evilsizor of Urbana; 17 grandchildren.  Also surviving are his former wife, Gertie Music VanHoose; 2 brothers, Mitchell and Paul VanHoose both of Urbana; 7 sisters, Edna and Irene Castle of Urbana, Virgie Picklesimer of Woodstock, OH, Kathern Wilcox of Hartville, OH, Emma Jean Tackett of Hood, KY, Ruth Pelphrey of Paintsville, and Margie Ward of Thealka and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, November 17, in the Walter Funeral Home, Urbana, OH. An Eagles Lodge service was also held at the Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

   
VENCIL, Myrtle (Conley)
1898-1981
Myrtle Vencil, 83, died Thursday, Nov 19, at her residence, 618 Frank Street, Paintsville. She was born Nov 11, 1898 in Johnson County, the daughter of Buddy and Haley Conley. Mrs. Vencil was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Roy Vencil. Survivors include one son, Charels R. Vencil, Paintsville, five daughters, Charlotte Dishion, Paintsville, Lennie Orme, Owingsville, KY, Ruth White, Lexington, Faye Persfull, South Bend, IN, and Olga Duffy, Oil Springs; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov 21, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 25, 1981

  
WARD, Ralph
1911-1981
Ralph Ward, 70, died Thursday, November 12, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Ward was born September 1, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of Paris and Maudie Preston Ward. He was a resident of River. He is survived by his wife, Opal Daniel Ward; 8 sons, Roger and Phillip Ward of River, Lewis Ward of Morningview, KY, Ronald Ward of Columbus, OH, Carl and Troy Ward of Rochester, N.H., Ralph Ward, Jr of Londonderry, N.H., and Jeffrey Ward of Barnetts Creek; 4 daughters, Doris Francis of Freeburn, KY, Tina Collins off Raleigh, NC, Sara Bickford, Charlotte, NC and Janice Hubbard of Billerica, Mass; 26 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.  Survivors also include 3 brothers, Fred Ward of Crumpler, WV, Roy and Carl Ward of Ricer; 6 sisters, Thelma Baldridge of Brocton, NY, Alma Price, Margie Lyons and Lavinna Ward all of River, Elizabeth Dotson of Phelps, KY and Joann Fannin of Ashland. Funeral services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, November 15, with Clarence Smith officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at River with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 18, 1981

  
WHITED, Guy
1924-1981
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 8, for Guy Edgar Whited. Mr. Whited, 57, died Sunday, November 1, in Coatzacoalcos Veracruz, Mexico. He was born June 30, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Guy Edgar Whited, Sr., and Malta Ratliff Whited. He was a resident of Burlington, NC, was retired from the U. S. Navy and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Doirs June McHenry Whited; two sons, Guy Edgar Whited, III, Wilmington, DE, and Martin Timothy Whited, Mebane, NC, a daughter, Sebrina Ellen Whited, Burlington, NC; one brother, John Paul Whited, Mebane, NC and one grandchild. Services were conducted in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1981

    
WORKMAN, Vessie
1913-1981
Vessie Leo Workman, 67, died Saturday, November 7, at his Staffordsville home. Mr. Workman was born December 18, 1913, in Lawrence County, the son of George and Matilda Hughes Workman. He was owner and operator of the Paintsville Livestock Market for 25 years and a former sheriff of Lawrence County. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Horton Workman, a son, Vessie Lee Workman, Staffordsville, four daughters, Mrs. Sharon Preston, Louisa, Mrs. Carolyn Estep, Mrs. Pamela Hall, and Mrs. Patricia Williams, Staffordsville; five brothers, Arlie (Hoover), Roma, and Oma Workman, Yatesville, KY, Frank and Arnold Workman, Columbus, OH, two sisters, Mrs. Edana Litewine, Columbus, OH, and Mrs. Opal Wedmeyer, Las Vegas, NV, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 11, in Freewill Baptist Church, Louisa, with Revs. Charles Stapleton and James A. Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Louisa, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 11, 1981


 
DECEMBER - 1981

   
  
BROWN, Elizabeth (Franklin)
1904-1981
Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin Brown, 77, died Sunday, December 6, at River View Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg after an extended illness. A former resident of Red Bush, Mrs. Brown was born in Johnson County, on March 2, 1904, the daughter of James and Mary Holbrook Franklin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Barber” Brown, who died November 4, 1970. Mrs. Brown is survived by a nephew, Proctor Brown of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 9 at 1 p.m. in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin cemetery, Red Bush, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

  
BURCHETT, Willard
1923-1981
Willard Burchett, 58, died Friday, Dec 4, at Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Johnson County, April 17, 1923, the son of Grass and Ida Williams Burchett. A resident of Staffordsville. Mr. Burchett was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Paintsville DAV Chapter and the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Helen Dillon Burchett; one son, Wilbur Ray Burchett, Staffordsville; three daughters, Geraldin Adams, Hager Hill, and Connie Kaye Clay and Donna Gaye Boling, both of Staffordsville; two brothers, Ralph Burchett of Fuget, and Winford Burchett of Muldraugh, KY; four sisters, Icie Stapleton, Red Bush, Callie Williams, Flat Gap, Louella Jaynes of Vine Grove and Tera Emily Jackson of Rineyville, KY; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec 6, at Bethel United Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Elders Eual McKenzie, J. T. Bailey and John G. Pelphrey. Burial was in  Patty Flat Cemetery at Elna with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

   
BUTCHER, Clara (Webb)
1912-1981
Clara Marie Webb Butcher returned to her Butcher Hollow homeplace, made famous by her "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn, for a final time Saturday after last rites for the former Johnson County woman were delivered in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Mrs. Butcher, 69, died last Tuesday at Parkview Hospital in Nashville after losing an extended battle with lung cancer. She had been living in Nashville with her daughter, Crystal Gayle, prior to her death. Country music performers, Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette joined family members for funeral services at 2 pm Saturday and followed in the funeral procession that wound slowly to the family cemetery at Butcher Hollow in Van Lear for burial next to Mrs. Butcher's former husband, Ted Webb. A retired nurse, Mrs. Butcher was born in Johnson County May 5, 1912, the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Sarah Blair Ramey. Following the death of her first husband, she married Tommy Butcher and moved from Johnson County to Wabash, IN. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Butcher; four sons, Junior Webb of Wabash; Herman Webb of Van Lear, Jay Lee Webb of Nashville and Donald Webb of Wabash. Also surviving are four daughters, Loretta Lynn of Hurricane Mills, TN, Crystal Gayle (Mrs. Bill Gatzimos) of Nashville; Peggy Sue Wright of Hendersonville, TN and Betty Hopkins also of Hendersonville. Mrs. Butcher is survived by one brother, Edward Ramey of Hager Hill; two half- brothers, George Ramey and Bill Ramey of Van Lear; one sister, Rushie Witten of Van Lear; and three half-sisters, Jewell Ramey of East Point, Garnett Horn and Audrey Gilberts both of OH; 23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Lowell Webb. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 2, 1981

    
CASTLE, Sarah Ann (Clay)
1895-1981
Sarah Ann Clay Castle, 86, died Sunday, December 27, at a Huntington, WV hospital. Mrs. Castle was born October 15, 1895, in Johnson County the daughter of Henry and Ella Murray Clay. She was a resident of Lowmansville. Her husband, Walter Castle, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons, Bruce, Thomas, Willard and Ralph Castle, all of Lowmansville, and Lawrence Castle, Columbus, OH, one daughter, Garnett Rice, Marysville, OH; 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; one brother, Ollie James Clay, Nippa, and one sister, Exer Brown, Plain City, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 30, at Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Elders Ervin Preston, Florida Lyons, and Bascom Daniels officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
CONLEY, Billy
1981
Billy Eugene Conley, 56, formerly of Van Lear, died Thursday, December 17, at the V. A. Hospital in Wabash, IN. Mr. Conley was born in Johnson County, the son of Irvin and Minnie Conley. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Perry Conley; two sons, Jerry and Terry Conley; one daughter, Sherry Blair; and one sister, Imogene Campbell of Water Gap. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 20, at Garrett & Slone Colonial Mortuary, with burial in the Center Grove Cemetery, Wabash, IN. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

   
DHEEL, Beatrice (Hewlett)
1906-1981
Beatrice Dheel, 75, died Tuesday, Dec 15, at Louisa Community Hospital. She was born Nov 19, 1906, in Carter Co., KY, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Adkins Hewlett. She had been a resident of Lowmansville. Mrs. Dheel was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Dheel, in 1975. She is survived by 8 sons, Sam Dheel, Louisa, James and Paul Dheel, Lowmansville, Lawrence, Rodey, Ernest, and Ralph Dheel, all of Columbus, OH and Billy Dheel of Rittman, OH, five daughters, Margaret Borders and Ruth Amburgey of Pikeville, Catherine Jones, Grove City, OH, Bonnie Dheel, Lowmansville, and Mary Lemaster, Columbus, OH; one sister, Belle Hewlett, Tacoma, WA; 39 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Friday, Dec 18, with Gary Dheel and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  December 23, 1981

  
ESTEP, William
1901-1982
Thelma resident William “Bill” Estep, 80, died Thursday, December 24, at Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Estep was born May 10, 1901, in Johnson County, the son of Elsie and Vannie Estep. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Crum Estep; six sons, James and Arville Estep, Denver, Jackie Estep, Thelma, Gene Estep, Jackson, OH, Roger Estep, Columbus, OH, and Eard Estep, Tutor Key; three step sons, Woodrow Daniels, Yolin, WV and Shilo and John Daniels, Florida; three daughters, Bertha Blankenship, Thelma, Alene McCoy, Wheelwright, and Verna Sammons, Green, Bank, WV; and three step daughters, Virgie Mollett, Boons Camp, Betty Thompson, Hampton, VA, and Evelyn, Warrell, Muncy, IN. Survivors also include three brothers, Lundy and James Lowell Estep, Fuget, and Glen Estep, Springfield; OH; two sisters, Claretta Phillips, Fuget and Myrtle Burchett, Elna; 31 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren, 21 step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 27, at Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Florida Lyons, Glenn Arrowood, Ivan Butcher, and Claude Mollett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
EVANS, James
1939-1981
James R. Dickie Evans, 42, died Monday, December 21, at Paintsville Hospital. He was a resident of Thealka and retired from Paintsville Wholesale. Born July 9, 1939, in Johnson County, he was the son of Ray and Sellie Williams Evans. Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Maudie Grim Evans, a son, James Evans, Thealka, a daughter Carol Evans, also of Thealka, one brother, Charles Evans, Champaign, IL, one sister, Carolyn Sparks, South Carolina; and two half sisters, Nora Adams, Ashland and Jewell VanHoose, Sitka. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 23, at Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels, Scott Castle and Paul Daniel officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery, Thealka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

     
FAIRCHILD, Cora (Spears)
1903-1981
Cora Spears Fairchild, 78, died Tuesday, December 8, at her home in Staffordsville. The daughter of George and Loucinda Spears, Mrs. Fairchild was born in Johnson County on October 6, 1903. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fairchild who died April 16, 1980.  Survivors include a son, Leroy Fairchild of Staffordsville; one step son, Walker Fairchild also of Staffordsville; 2 daughters, Loretta Burkett of Staffordsville and Virginia Nelson of Prestonsburg; one step daughter, Etta Goble of Staffordsville; 1 brother, Marcus Spears of Arizona; 2 half sisters, Garnett Cox of Staffordsville and Jean Spears of Maryland; 25 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 10, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ted Nelson and Herman McFaddin officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

   
FITCH, Laura (Pack)
1914-1981
Laura Fitch, 67, died Friday, Dec 18, at Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Fitch was a resident of Meally and member of the Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. She was born Oct 15, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Vina Ward Pack. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Fitch, who died in 1976. Survivors include four sons, Arville, Norville, Frank and Billy Fitch, all of Meally; five daughters, Delphia Wells, Rita Adams and Deborah Blair, all of Meally, Irene Wells, Ypsilanti, MI and Dimple Blair of West Van Lear; two sisters, Verla Dutton, Weeksbury, KY and Mary Bowen of Blackberry City, WV; 36 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec 21, at Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
GRAHAM, Esta (Walker)
1895-1981
Funeral services for Esta Walker Graham, 86, were held Saturday, Dec 12, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Mrs. Graham, a former resident of Paintsville, died Thursday, Dec 10, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. She was born Oct 3, 1895 in Johnson County, the daughter of Foster and Lou Hager Walker. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

    
GULLETT, Raymond Henry
1981
Raymond Henry Gullett of Nicholasville, a former resident of Johnson County, died after suffering from a long illness on December 4, 1981, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. He was born at Oil Springs and was the son of Earl and Ruby Jackson Gullett now residents of Dayton, OH. Survivors include his parents, his wife, Joann Fairchild Gullett ; two sons, Anthony R. Gullett and Scott Thomas Gullett, of Nicholasville, and two daughters, Debbie Gullett, Nicholasville, and Tammy Gullett, a student at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond; one sister, Betty G. Watts, Nicholasville; four brothers, Del Wayne Gullett and Bobby Gullett, Dayton, OH, Douglas Gullett, Fairborn, OH and Willie Gullett, Midway, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gullett attended Oil Spring High School, was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Kentucky Harness Racing Association, former service station owner and car dealer. He had resided in Nicholasville for the past 20 years. Funeral services were held at the Betts and West Funeral Home in Nicholasville on Monday, December 7. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

    
HAMMOND, Raleigh
1897-1981
Paintsville resident Raleigh Hammond, 84, died Thursday, December 3, at his home on Sixth Street after an extended illness. Born June 30, 1897, in Magoffin County, Mr. Hammond was the son of Clay and Harriet Porter Hammond and a retired oil field worker. He is survived by two brothers, Morris Hammond, Paintsville, and Ordis Hammond, Wheelersburg, OH. Rev. Roy Tincher conducted funeral services Saturday, December 5, at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

  
HELTON, Mae (Collins) 1899-1981 Funeral services were held Friday, January 1, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mae Helton, 82. Mrs. Helton died Tuesday, December 29, at Wurtland Manor Nursing Home. She was born January 28, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bill and Sara Baldridge Collins. Surviving are four sons, Paul Helton, Flatwoods, Tom Walter Conley, Wittensville, Homer Conley, Fairborn, OH, and Ellis Conley, Springfield, OH; three daughters, Joy Blair, Ashland, Grace Conley, Owensboro; and Christina Moore, Coca Beach, FL, three sisters, Edna Bayes, Riceville, Malta Hackworth, Lexington, and Gay Colvin, Louisa; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. William Parker conducted services and burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
JOHNSON, Eunice
1914-1981
Eunice Fairchild Johnson, 67, of Banner, died Wednesday, December 16, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. The daughter of Troy and Myrl Conley Dallas, Mrs. Johnson was born in Johnson County, March 17, 1914. She is survived by 5 half sisters, Loraine Kestner and Lois Moore of Staffordsville, Neva Sparks of Paintsville, Geneva Mullins and Myrl Hampton of Dayton, OH; 3 sisters, Imogene Faulkner of Ft. Wayne, IN, Ann Murray of Paintsville and Maxine Blanton of Stambaugh; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Green officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Banner with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

    
LEMASTER, Abraham
1915-1981
Paintsville resident Abraham Lincoln Lemaster, 66, died Wednesday, December 16, at his home on Sixth Street. He was born in Johnson County January 9, 1915, the son of Edd and Louise Laney Lemaster. Survivors include one brother, Ballard Lemaster, Paintsville, a sister, Bertha Stephens, Michigan. Funeral services were conducted by John Frank Ratliff and Larry Smith at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, December 19. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

   
MAGGARD, Sylvia (Hall)
1897-1981
Sylvia Mae Hall Maggard, 84, died Wednesday, December 9, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Maggard was born September 9, 1897 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Isom and Mary Adams Hall. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, J.C. Maggard, two sons, Mark Maggard, Paintsville and Bob Maggard, Tampa, FL, two daughters, Maxine VanHoose, Cincinnati, OH, and Faye Cooper, Lexington, one brother, Bill Hall, New Smyrna Beach, FL; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Fields and Mrs. Bradley George, both of Deland, FL; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Terry Jones and Graham Abbott on Friday, December 11, at the First Christian Church. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

   
MCFADDIN, Ross Jr.
1929-1981
Ross McFaddin, Jr., 52, died Friday, December 25, at V. A. Hospital in Miami, FL. He was born March 5, 1929, in Johnson County, the son of Ross and Monnie McCarty McFaddin, and was a resident of Miami, FL. Mr. McFaddin is survived by two sisters, Gertrude VanHoose of Paintsville and Beatrice Herst of Brookville, FL. Funeral services were conducted by John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, December 30. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
MEEK, Roy
1921-1981
Roy Meek, 59, of Boons Camp, died Wednesday, December 9, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Born in Johnson County, December 16, 1921, he was the son of Ike and Lizzie Thompson Meek. He was retired from General Motors.   Surviving are one brother, Isaac Harold Meek of Boons camp; 5 sisters, Opal Sturgill of Boonscamp, Dorothy Williams of Dayton, OH, Francis Fields of Paintsville, Vivian Kimbler of Union, OH and Bonnie Johnson of Englewood, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, December 11, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Richard Mollett and Hobart Pack officiating.  Burial was in the Nim Sturgill Cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

   
MINIX, Maurice III
1941-1981
Maurice M. Minix, III, 40, died Wednesday, December 2, at his residence on Trimble Branch, Prestonsburg. Mr. Minis was born February 18, 1941, in Johnson County, the son of Maurice and Myrtle Wheeler Minix. He was a self employed pharmacist. Surviviors include his wife, Betty Hagewood Minix; two sons, Maurice M. MInix, IV, and Martin Russell Minix, Prestonsburg, one daughter, Melody Gale Minis, Prestonsburg, two brothers, Dr. Michael B. Minix, Ashland, and Marcus Stephen Minix, Paintsville, and one sister, Marlene VanHoose, Lexington. Funeral services were held Friday, December 4, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Active pallbearers were Dr. Michael Minix, Marcus Minix, Maurice Minix, IV, Marty Minix, Michael VanHoose and Michael Minix. Honorary pallbearers included Doug Meade, Bill Minix, Bill Minix, Jr., and Bob Meek. Burial was in  Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

    
MOLLETT, Edsel
1925-1981
Paintsville resident Edsel Mollett, 56, died Thursday, December 31, at Paintsville Hosptial. He was born February 4, 1925 in Martin County, the son of Rod and Susan Delong Mollett. Mr. Mollett is survived by his wife,  Stella Crum Mollett; one brother, Russell Mollett, Columbus, OH, and three sisters, Dixie Branham, Meally, Verlie Crum, Williamsport, and Thelma Anglin, North Carolina. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 2 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
MOSLEY, Edward
19616-1981
Edward “Ed” Mosley, 65, of Blaine, died Saturday, December 26, at Louisa Community Hospital. He was born in Knott County, August 31, 1916, the son of Simon and Ida Stuart Mosley. Mr. Mosley is survived by his wife, Goldie Mollett Mosley; three sons, Lee, Larry and Randall Mosley, all of Blaine; two daughters, Carolyn Stephens, Adams, KY and Ilene Boggs, Lockbourne, OH, two brothers, Clabe Mosley, Wayland, KY and David Mosley of Alabama; two sisters, Earldean Gibson and Verle Howard, Willard, OH; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 28, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with J. M. Sloan officiating. Burial was in Mosley Cemetery, Blaine, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
PATRICK, Billie
1939-1981
Mr. Billie Patrick, 42, died Sunday, December 6, at Chillicothe Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH after a brief illness. He was born at Hager Hill, July 13, 1939, the son of Boyd and Venus Patrick. Mr. Patrick is survived by his mother, Venus Patrick Jones, Paintsville, and one sister, Mrs. Geraldine Depaolis, Gaithersburg, MD. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery, Kerz, KY, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

  
PERKINS, Lottie
1899-1981
Mrs. Lottie Perkins, 82, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday, Dec 19, at Doctors West Hospital in Columbus. Mrs. Perkins was born in Johnson County, April 12,1899, the daughter of Jessie and Maggie Picklesimer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Hitchcock, and her second husband, Ollie Perkins. She is survived by a son, Vencil Hitchcock, of OK; one daughter, Ann Nail of Columbus, OH; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Joe Picklesimer, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, Dec 22 with Rev. John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

    
PRESTON, Wilson
1915-1981
Funeral services for Wilson C. Preston Sr., 66, were December 17, 1981 at Marysville, OH.  Mr. Preston died December 14, in University Hospital, Columbus, OH.  He was born July 30, 1915 at Meally, the son of Perry "Tip" Preston and Virgie Lee Preston. A resident of North Lewisburg, OH, Mr. Preston was retired from Abex Corporation and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife Amanda Chaney Preston, whom he married on October 28, 1939 at Pikeville; six sons, Perry David Preston and Wilson Preston, Jr both of Marysville, OH, James Cobe Preston, of East Liberty, OH, William Glen Preston of Mechanicsburg, OH, Ricky Lesco Preston of Columbus, OH, and Michael Gene Preston of the USAF..  Also, 3 daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Etta Rhea) Spradlin and Mrs. Jim (Virgie Lee) Jones both of Marysville, OH, and Mrs. Bill (Johnna Gay) Ulm of Columbus, OH; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 16, 1981

    
PRICE, Eugene
1914-1981
Eugene Price, 67, of West Van Lear, died Wednesday, Dec 23, 1981 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mr. Price was born in Floyd County, March 8, 1914, the son of George and Hester Auxier Price. He is survived by his wife, Edna Sammons Price, two daughters, Barbara Fraley, West Van Lear and Eugenia Lewis, Ashland, a brother, Garner Price of Thelma and two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted by Elders Charles Price and G. C. Ferguson at Concord United Baptist Church, Saturday, Dec 26, 1981. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

  
RICE, Mabel (Auxier)
1887-1981
Mabel Auxier Rice, 93, died Saturday, Dec 5, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Richardson County, NB, Dec 12, 1887, she was the daughter of Edward and Lucy Prichard Auxier. Mrs. Rice was a resident of Paintsville and a member of First United Methodist Church and D.A. R. Her husband, Garland Hurt Rice, preceded her in death January 1976. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Grace Garland, Paintsville; one brother, Edward J. Auxier, Dawson, NB; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec 8, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

   
RILEY, Jane (Wilcox)
1921-1981
Mrs. Jane Wilcox Riley, 60, died Thursday, December 31, at a Naples, FL hospital as the result of an automobile accident which occurred Sunday, December 27. Mrs. Riley was born in Johnson County, July 21, 1921, the daughter of Sam and Sally Taylor Wilcox of Paintsville. A resident of Naples., FL, she had been a telephone operator for United Telephone System. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Warren Riley; one son, T. J. Riley, Naples; two daughters, Delores Salyer, Paintsville, and Wilma Perry, Morehead; and five grandchildren. Survivors also include three brothers, Rev. Willard Wilcox, Greenville, TN, and Ray and Isom Wilcox, both of Akron, OH; and three sisters, Mrs. Inis Sublett, Naples, FL, Mrs. Angie Cantrell, Covington, KY and Mrs. Frances Perry, Dayton. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tobe Wheeler at the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel Monday, January 4. Burial was in the Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
SALYER, Paul Ricky
1954-1981
Paul Ricky Salyer, 27, of Piketon, OH, died Sunday, December 20, at Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, OH, after an illness of eight months. Mr. Salyer was born August 18, 1954, the son of Paul and Hazel Salyer of Piketon, OH. He was the grandson of the late Hoke and Esta Williams Salyer, former Johnson County residents. He was a graduate of Piketon High School and employed by the Pike County Highway Department. He attended Wilson Run Church of Christ and the Christian Union. In addition to his parents, survivors include two sons, Toby Paul and Terry Lee, of Beaver, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, OH with burial in the Omega Cemetery, Waverly. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
SEXTON, Billy
1927-1981
Billy J. Sexton, 54, died Friday, December 4, at Paintsville Hospital. A resident of Paintsville, Mr. Sexton was born in Johnson County, November 2, 1927. He was the son of Roy and Amanda Franklin Sexton. He is survived by his wife, Alma Branham Sexton, 13 sons, Phillip William, Everett Ernie, Larry Arnold, James, Bobby, Johnny, Albert, Gary, Steve, and Troy Sexton, all of Paintsville, two daughters, Joyce Baldridge and Deloris Sexton, also of Paintsville; one sister, Nola Lemaster, Ashland, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, December 7, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

   
SPEARS, Crate
1905-1981
Funeral services held Sunday, December 6 at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Crate Spears, 76, of Berea, OH. Mr. Spears died Thursday, December 3, at South West General Hospital in Berea, Oh. He was born May 27, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Enoch and Art Blair Spears. His wife, Nettie Gullett Spears, preceded him in death September 17, 1976.  Survivors include two sons, Jack Spears, Strongville, Oh and Crate Spears Jr of Columbus, Oh; two daughters, Norma Jean Bauman of Damascus, Oh and Loretta Dotson of Southington, Oh; one half sister, Icie Hall of TN; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Services were conducted by Dr. Charles Milam and with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ashland, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

   
TRIMBLE, Maxie
1906-1981
Mrs. Maxie Trimble, 75, died Friday, December 18, in Paintsville Hospital after extended illness. Born in Johnson County, August 17, 1906, she was the daughter of Beecher and Ollie Colvin Stapleton. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of Fishtrap United Baptist Church. Her husband, Doris G. Trimble preceded her in death in August 30, 1973.  Surviving are 5 sons, Charles Dorris Trimble  Joe Trimble of Oil Springs, Jams S. Trimble of Paintsville, Keith and Harold Trimble of Fairborn, OH; 3 sisters, Christine Williams of Kenova, WV, Emma Price of Oil Springs and Irene Colvin of Ashland; 2 half sisters, Ella Carol Mead of Fairborn, OH and Anna Mary Allen of Lexington; 2 brothers, Ashley W. Stapleton of Springfield, OH and Harold B. Stapleton of Fairborn, OH; 1 half brother, Mack Stapleton of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 20, at the Methodist Church, Oil Springs, with Rev. Richard Held and Elder Lonza Reed officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Colvin Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

     
VANSICKLE, Virgie (Sites)
1921-1981
Mrs. Virgie Sites Vansickle, 60, of Columbus, OH, died Wednesday, December 23 in Columbus. She was born in Johnson County, July 7, 1921, the daughter of Pete and Helen Adams Sites. Surviving are her husband, William Henry Vansickle, a son, Doug Vansickle, Columbus, OH; five daughters, Judy Andrews, Helen Crace, Donna Crane, and Deana and Avis Vansickle, all of Columbus; three brothers, Pete Sites, Jr., Henry and Lonnie Sites, Whitehouse, two sisters, Callie Roach and Mary Hufford, both of Columbus and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 26, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Sites Family cemetery at Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

    
WHITT, James
1900-1981
James Whitt, 81, died Saturday, December 5, at Mountain View Nursing Home in Pikeville after an extended illness. A resident of Pikeville, Mr. Whitt was born in Floyd County, September 16, 1900, the son of William and Mary Chaffins Whitt. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Bill Maynard at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, December 8. Burial was in Swamp Branch Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 9, 1981

   
WILEY, Hubert
1905-1981
Funeral services for Hubert Wiley, 76, of Tutor Key, were held Friday, Dec 18 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Mr. Wiley died Wednesday, Dec 16, at Paintsville Hospital. He was born in Lawrence County, March 13, 1905, the son of Malcolm and Lizzie Ward Wiley. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 23, 1981

   
YOUNG, Mae (Salyer)
1889-1981
Mae Salyer Young, 92, died Tuesday, December 1, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Young was born in Johnson County on March 8, 1889.  She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Young; a son, Robert Young of Wabash, IN; five daughters, Beatrice Cundif and Pearl Welch of Huntington, WV, Ruby Dickerson of Murray, KY, Madge Pack of Sun City, AZ, and Clara Adams of Wabash, IN; one sister, Zora Huff of Sitka. Funeral services held Friday, December 4 at 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, December 9, 1981




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