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JANUARY - 1982

BAILEY, Mollie (Wright)
1888-1982
Mollie Bailey, 93, died Tuesday, January 19, in Green Valley Convalescent Center, New Albany, IN. Born September 10, 1888, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Dave and Sebie Williams Wright and was a resident of Red Bush. Her husband, Estill Bailey, preceded her in death in 1960. Surviving are two sons, Willard Bailey, Red Bush, and Deward Bailey, Grayson, three daughters, Goldie Kelly, Ashland, Taxie Ross, Flat Gap, and Wilma Jean Crawhorne, Georgetown, IN; a brother, Rev. Dewey Wright, Portsmouth, OH; 27 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
BLAIR, Albert
1897-1982
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Albert Blair, 84. Mr. Blair was a resident of Paintsville and a retired employee of F. S. VanHoose & Company. He was born August 30, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Jim and Katherine Blair. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Davis Blair and a sister, Mollie Trimble, Paintsville. Charles Stapleton and Scott Castle officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
BLAIR, Bessie (Borders)
1910-1982
Bessie Blair, 71, died Friday, January 1, at Paintsville Hospital Born January 28, 1910 in Magoffin County, she was the daughter of Clint and Nancy Saylor Borders. Mrs. Blair was a resident of Barnetts Creek Her husband, Grant Blair, preceded her in death in 1979. She is survived by three sons, Marvin Blair, Borderland, WV, Manuel Blair, Paintsville, and Marcus Blair, Jackson, MI; three daughters, Magdalene and Martha Saylor, Barnetts Creek, and Margaret Hawkins, Paintsville; two brothers, Fred and Willie Borders, Falcon; two half brothers, Floyd Crace and Lloyd Saylor, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Dick VanHoose, Charles Stapleton and Melvin Blanton officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
BLANTON, Herbert
1898-1982
Herbert Blanton, 83, died Thursday, January 7, in the Staffordsville home of his son, Von Blanton. Mr. Blanton was born December 23, 1898, in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Rebecca Fairchild Blanton. He was a resident of Staffordsville and a retired oil well driller. His wife, Mintie Blair Blanton, preceded him in death I n1965. Surviving are two sons, Mitchell and Von Blanton, Staffordsville; three brothers, Estill Blanton, Flat Fork, Mitchell Blanton, Oil Springs, and Walter Blanton, Thealka, two sisters, Sina Blair, Oil Springs and Carrie Conley, Nippa, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10, in Fish Trap United Baptist Church. Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

   
BLEVINS, Almire (Salyer)
1901-1982
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 17, for Almire (Alice) Blevins, 80, who died January 13, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Blevins was born January 28, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Zack and Amanda Sparks Salyer, and was a resident of Staffordsville. Her husband, Dennis Blevins, preceded her in death July 4, 1974. Surviving are two daughter, Barbara Meek, Paintsville, and Betty Ward, Sitka, one brother, Tommy Salyer, Columbus, OH, and 26 grandchildren. Jerry Castle officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

   
BUTLER, Virgil
1899-1982
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 14, for Virgil “Dizzy” Butler. Mr. Butler, 82, died Monday, January 11, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County, August 15, 1899, the son of Mrs. Ella Butler. He had been a resident of Euclid Avenue, Paintsville and was a retired merchant and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Verna Blanton Butler; a daughter, Judy Butler Webb of Paintsville and three grandchildren. Rev. C. C. Hall will officiate at services in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

   
CANTRELL, Everett
1908-1982
Everett Cantrell, 73, died Sunday, January 3, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Cantrell was born October 11, 1908, at Fuget, the son of Elige and Cordelia Estepp Cantrell. He was a resident of Fuget and a retired farmer and carpenter. Surviving are his wife, Collista Mae Greene Cantrell; three sons, Jesse and Homer Cantrell, Paintsville, and Randall Cantrell, Flat Gap; six daughters, Alpha and Elva Holbrook, West Liberty, Roberta Dawson, Catlettsburg, Norma Pelphrey, Lois Wright, and Joyce Fuson, Dayton, OH; a brother James Hurley Cantrell and a sister, Mrs. Mary Sears, both of Louisville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 6, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home chapel with Elders Lonza Reed, Harrison Ferguson, and Hager Parker officiating. Burial will be in Blanton cemetery at Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
CANTRELL, Luther Arnold
1904-1982
Luther Arnold Cantrell, 77, died Friday, January 22, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 18, 1904 in Morgan County, he was the son of Ben and Elizabeth Wright Cantrell. Mr. Cantrell was a resident of Red Bush, a retired farmer, a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Alta Blanton Cantrell; two sons, Ben Cantrell, Lexington and Kelly Cantrell, New Carlisle, OH; and six daughters, Rosie Cantrell, Columbus, OH, Mollie Gambill, Piqua, OH, Hattie Burchett, Fuget, Della Pearl Rowland, North Fort Myers, FL, Martha Kimbler and Delila Faye Blanton, Sitka. Also, a brother, Bryan Cantrell, Ophir, KY; two sisters, Lottie Holbrook, Prestonsburg, and Mollie Wright, Morehead; 21 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fuget, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
CHANDLER, Vina Faye (King)
1940-1982
Vina Faye Chandler, 41, died January 18 in her Lowmansville residence. Ms. Chandler was born May 1, 1940 in Johnson County, the daughter of Floyd and Julia Burton King. Surviving are a son, Paul Everett Cantrell, Staffordsville, two daughters, Debra Salyer and Sherry Chandler, Lowmansville, six brothers, Floyd, Jr., Bill, Howard and Henry King, Sitka, Charlie King, Volga, and Mark King, Marion, OH, and four sisters, Dora King, Clara Cantrell and Emma Lemaster, Sitka, and Rosa Davis, Marion, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
CONLEY, Stelson
1910-1982
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, for Stelson A. “Ted” Conley, 71, who died January 28 in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born December 27, 1910 in Morgan County, he was the son of Flem and Emma Coaliron Conley. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a retired coal miner for Island Creek Coal Company, and a member of West Van Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Lottie Short Conley, who he married September 27, 1943, in Prestonsburg, a son, Charles Otis Conley, Chesapeake, OH; four daughters, Patsy Ruth Evans, Ashland, Cheryl Deloris VanHoose, Xenia, OH, Barbara Jean Collins, Thelma, and Teddie Renee Conley, at home; a brother, James H. Conley, Ashland; a sister, Irene Colvin, Paintsville; and six grandchildren. Joe Adray and Roy Spears officiated at services in West Van Lear Church of Christ. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1982

    
DANIELS, Elbert
1912-1982
Elbert Daniels, 69, died Friday, January 1, at the Paintsville Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born May 1, 1912, in Johnson County, Mr. Daniels was the son of Charlie and Charity Reed Daniels. He was a resident of Boons camp, a retired miner and member of the Freewill Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Alberta Penix Daniels; four daughters, Sara Miracle, Darlene Baldridge and Nola Hamilton, all of Wabash, IN, and Stella Walters, Boons Camp; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3, at the Freewill Baptist Church of Boons Camp with Revs. Jimmy Daniels and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

    
DANIELS, Hollie
1916-1982
Mr. Hollie Daniels, 65, died Monday, January 18, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Daniels was born December 27, 1916 in Floyd County, the son of Harrison and Minnie Williams Daniels. He was a resident of Williamsport and a self employed auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Rose Lewis Daniels, who he married April 9, 1938, in Williamson, WV; a son, Hollie Keith Daniels; Meally, three daughters, Sue Carroll and Jennifer Kay Hannah, both of Williamsport, and Jan Veal, Millageville, GA; two brothers, Havlyn Daniels, Paintsville, and Harrison Daniels, Jr., Columbus, OH; one sister, Garnet Davis, Meally; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are four step sisters, Retta McCloud, Betty Dozier, Lizzy Alice McClelland and Jessie Boyd; and one step brother, Worth Moore. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 20, at Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery at Whitehouse with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

     
DANIEL, Mollie Marie (Castle)
1937-1982
Mrs. Mollie Marie Daniel, 44, died Saturday, January 23, in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, IN, after an extended illness. Mrs. Daniel was born August 17, 1937, in Johnson County, the daughter of Fonnie and Mollie Sherman Castle. She was a resident of Wabash and a charter member of Middle St. Wesleyan Church. Surviving are her husband, Raymond R. Daniel, who she married June 13, 1955 in Paintsville; her step mother, Mrs. Golda Castle; River, two daughters, Debbie Parahm and Brenda Sue Daniel, Wabash; two brothers, Earnest J. Castle, Liberty Center, OH, and Alfred Castle, Faulding, OH and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 26, in Middle St. Wesleyan Church with Rev. Clifford Dean officiating. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash, under the direction of Garrett & Slone Colonial Mortuary. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
DANIELS, Ora
1901-1982
Boons Camp resident Ora Daniels, 80, died January 21 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born April 4, 1901 in Johnson County, he was the son of Josh and Matilda Preston Daniels, who he married in February 1922; three sons, Ora Odd Daniels, Logan, WV, Oliver Daniels, Boons Camp, and Donnis Daniels, Taylor, MI; four daughters, Lucille Austin, Camden, OH, Margie King, Detroit,  MI, Elva Collins, Hager Hill, and Barbara Lawson, Detroit, MI; four brothers, John and Norman Daniels, Boons Camp, Orville Daniels West Van Lear and Shilo Daniels, Chapmanville, WV, two sisters, Callie Collins, Van Lear, and Stella Mae Lackey, Boons Camp; 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 24, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Jimmy Daniels officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

    
DAVIS, Manda (Stambaugh)
1896-1982
Manda Davis, 85, died Sunday, January 3, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born March 26, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Nancy Fairchild Stambaugh, and was a resident of Sitka. Her husband, William Davis, preceded her in death July 24, 1963. Surviving are three sons, Ray and Walter Davis, Mechanicsburg, OH and Willie Davis, Baltimore, MD; five daughters, Gladys Davis, Sitka, Jane Wells, Hager Hill, Doris Travis and Roberta Hutchinson, Lexington, and Ola Shceif, Springfield, OH; two brothers, Jeffie Stambaugh, Columbus, OH, and Millard Stambaugh, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funerals services will be held today, Wednesday, January 6, at 11 a.m. in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Burial will be in Murray cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

   
HAGER, Margaret (Auxier)
1893-1982
Paintsville resident Margaret Hager, 88, died Monday, January 4, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Hager was born February 19, 1893, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Martha Stafford Auxier. Her husband, C. M. Hager, preceded her in death. Surviving are two children, Jack and Helen Hager, both of Paintsville, a sister, Maxie Laviers, Irvine; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funerals services were held Thursday, January 7, in Mayo United Methodist Church with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

    
JACOB, Ruth (Smith)
1905-1982
Graveside services for Ruth Smith Jacob were held Saturday, January 30, at Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago, IL, with Rev. J. M. Warkentin officiating. Mrs. Jacob died suddenly, Wednesday, January 27, at Geneva Community Hospital, Geneva, IL. She was born December 8, 1905 at Mima, KY, to the late Armstrong and Mary Fraley Smith. Surviving are her husband, Pablo P. Jacob; three sons, Pablo of Sun City, AZ, Keith of Joliet, IL, and Chalmer of Surgoinsville, TN; three grandchildren, seven sisters, Vicie Catriz and Jane Martinez, both of West Chicago, IL, Annie Smith and Hazel Kimbleton, both of Paintsville, Helen Fannin, West Liberty, Vivian Kemper, Otisco, IN, and Elizabeth Salyers, Parsons, KS, and a brother, Arthur Smith of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by one son, Randall in 1967. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1982

   
LEWIS, Clyde
1934-1982
Clyde Lewis, 47, died Thursday, January 7, in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born May 31, 1934 in Johnson County, he was the son of Clyde and Elizabeth Lewis Crum, and was a resident of Boons Camp. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Richardson Lewis, who he married January 23, 1957; a daughter Julia Ann Carter; Morehead, two brothers, Paul Ray and Rboert E. Lewis, Wabash, IN; a half brother, Hosea Kazee, Dayton, OH, and three sisters, Arietta Branham and Betty Crum, Boons Camp and Doris Cremeans, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

    
LUCHSINGER, Arthur
1982
Arthur “Lucky” Luchsinger, 81, of Chattanooga, TN, died Sunday, January 10, in Memorial Hospital. Lucky was born in Baltimore, MD, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Luchsinger. He was retired from the G. C. Murphy Co., having managed Murphy’s in Paintsville for 15 years. He was an active member of the Brainerd Kiwanis Club and the Brainerd United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Yarbrough Luchsinger, a son, Arthur Franklin Luchsinger and two grandchildren, Brent and Kristina. Services were held January 13 in the Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Revs. John Ripley and Bill Lassiter officiating. Burial was in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
MCKENZIE, Helen (Boyd)
1939-1982
Helen Lorraine McKenzie, 42, died Friday, January 15, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. Mrs. McKenzie was born February 18, 1939, in Johnson County, the daughter of Millard and Gracie Wheeler Boyd. She was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her mother, Gracie Boyd, her husband, Francis McKenzie, two daughter, Rhonda McKenzie, Thelma, and Darlene Meade, Hager Hill, three brothers, Homer Boyd, Springfield, OH, Donald Boyd, Thelma, and Junior Boyd, Pikeville, two sisters, Mary Davis, Staffordsville, and Avanell Chandler, Thelma, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery, Thelma, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

    
MOORE, Jeff
1910-1982
Jeff Moore, 71, died Friday, January 8, in Louisa Community Hospital. A resident of Nippa, he was born January 24, 1910, in Floyd County, the son of Lynn and Mary Moore. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Moore; a son, Lloyd Moore, Fairborn, OH; two daughters, Rose Ellen Castle, South Vienna, OH, and Deloris Jean Music, Springfield, OH, two sisters, Nancy Music, Nippa, and Jackie Moore, Baltimore, MD, ten grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton, Gayle Music and Johnnie Mullins officiating. Burial was in Roy Meadows cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

   
MUSIC, Oval
1938-1982
Van Lear resident, Oval Music, 43, died Friday, January 15, at his home. Mr. Music was born November 21, 1938, in Johnson County, the son of Amos and Clara Ratliff. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Rea Carter Music, three sons, Jerome Music, U. S. Air Force, Mark and David Music, Van Lear, two daughters, Elizabeth Price and Christa Music, Van Lear; five brothers, Ora Music, Richmond, OH, Arlo Music, Michigan City, IN, Arvin, Everett and Clarence Music, Wabash, IN, five sisters, Mrs. Brownlo Wells and Mrs. Billie Blair, Van Lear, Mrs. Elic Honeycutt, Mrs. Fred Kestner and Mrs. Ivory Parks, Wabash, IN. Funeral services were held Monday, January 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery, Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

    
PICKLESIMER, Proctor
1909-1982
Services for Proctor Picklesimer, 73, Baltimore, MD, formerly of Riceville, were held at 1 p.m. January 22 in Glen Burnie, MD. He died January 19 in University Research Hospital, Baltimore. Mr. Picklesimer moved with his family from New Boston, OH to Baltimore in August 1941. He retired in January 1974, after 32 years of services with Maryland Ship Building and Dry Dock Corporation of Baltimore. BornJanu 12, 1909, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late William R. and Cynthia Ida Howard Picklesimer. Surviving are his wife, Alka Rice Picklesimer, a son, William R. Picklesimer, Delran, NJ, two daughters, Mrs. Freda Miller, Severn, MD and Mrs. Janice Wildberger, Glenn Dale, MD; and seven grandchildren. Also surviving are tow brothers, Paris Picklesimer, Waldo, OH and Payne Picklesimer, Dayton, OH, and seven sisters, Prudence Robinson, Pearl Wood, Pamalee Alexander and Pauline Wood, all of Indianapolis, IN, Priscilla Roberts, Bloomingburg, OH, Pansy Patrick, West Jefferson, OH and Pinky Prater, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1982

   
PRESTON, Elmer E.
1895-1982
Elmer E. (Don) Preston, Front Royal, VA, died January 12 after a long illness. Born May 7, 1895, a son of the late Jesse and Julia Ward Preston, near Paintsville, he left Kentucky early in life, married and lived in West Virginia and Virginia until his death. He was a retired employee-manager in Western Union Telegraph Company and a lifelong member of Concord United Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Glenn Preston, Washington, D. C., and a daughter, Marie Ormstedt, Front Royal; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends in Johnson County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
RICE, Orville
1913-1982
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 24, in Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna for Orville Rice, 68. Mr. Rice died January 21 in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born December 9, 1913, in Johnson County, he was the son of Alonzo and Ella Burchett Rice. He was a resident of Salyersville, a retired oil field employee and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Stapleton Rice; a son, James L. Rice, Dayton, OH; and a sister, Mrs. Nova Estep, Volga. Elders Eual McKenzie, Scottie Williams, and Lonza Reed officiated at services with burial following in Salyers Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

   
RICHMOND, James Gordon
1918-1982
James Gordon (Jim) Richmond, age 63, of Paintsville, died Monday night, January 11, 1982 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was the son of the late William R and Alice Joseph Richmond and was one of Johnson County’s most widely-known and respected citizens. Mr. Richmond was born November 23, 1918, on the Richmond family farm and had worked as a construction engineer for Adams Construction Company of Pikeville until ill health forced his retirement in 1969. Because of his ill health, his early years were spent in the western states. He was married on July 7, 1943 to Edith Blanton, and to this union was born a daughter Alice Jane Richmond, of Hamilton, OH. Mr. Richmond’s grandfather, immigrated to Johnson County from Scotland. He was also a descendant of the Revolutionary War patriot Samuel Auxier of Auxier. Mr. Richmond attended the Church of God at Staffordsville. Other than his wife and daughter, he is survived by two brothers, William O. Richmond, Ashland and Howard Richmond, Springfield, OH, and one sister, Myrtle Richmond, Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 14, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville by Dr. Charles Milam. Burial was in the Richmond Family Cemetery. Active and honorary pallbearers were James A. Coleman, Dr. Ernest Musgrave, Stephen N. Frazier, Henry Lyon, Paul Brown, Frank Johnson, Tom R. King, J. R. Frisby, Melvin Fugate, Bob Conley, Stewart Adams, Homer McFaddin, Francis Witten, Wes Mason, Jack Plummer, Ollie Montgomery, Walter Ray Jackson, Bobby Hall, Walter Grim, James Heber Conley, Roger Osborn and Harry Childers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

   
ROBERTS, Cora (Elswick)
1982
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Elswick Roberts, 86, were held January 12 in Carmen Funeral Home at Flatwoods. She was the mother of John Roberts, Jr., formerly of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

   
SALYER, Hatton
1896-1982
Hatton Salyer, 85, died Saturday, January 2, at the J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Salyer was born October 4, 1896, in Johnson County, the son of Joseph and Julia Johnson Salyer. He was a resident of Staffordsville. Survivors include a son, Joseph Erastus Salyer, St. Petersburg, FL, and one grandson, Don Salyer, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, January 4, with Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush and Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 6, 1982

  
SALYER, Jay
1920-1982
Jay Salyer, 61, died Wednesday, January 27, in Lanchester, OH. Born July 25, 1920, in Johnson County, he was the son of Milt and Adyline Caudill Salyer. Surviving are a brother and sister, James Salyer, Reynoldsburg, OH and Esta Sauder, Ontario, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, in Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander with Elders James H. Blair and James Dennie Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Sam Blair Cemetery, Denver, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1982

   
SALYER, Margaret (Rose)
1908-1982
Mrs. Margaret Salyer, 73, died Saturday, January 10, in Paintsville Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Salyer was born February 2, 1908, in Floyd County, the daughter of William E. Rose and Maude Rose Nunnery. A resident of Paintsville, Mrs. Salyer was owner and operator of The Big Sandy Drug, a member of the First Baptist Church, and was active in the Senior Citizens program. Her husband, Dr. G. P. Salyer, preceded her in death April 3, 1957. Surviving are two sons, Dan Salyer, Paintsville, and Bill Salyer, Lexington, two step daughters, Patsy C. Frey, Stockton, CA and Irene S. Chandler, Paintsville, seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 13, in First Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Prestonsburg with Paintsville funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

     
STAPLETON, Osie (Castle)
1909-1982
Osie Stapleton, 72, died Tuesday, January 12, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa. Mrs. Stapleton was born December 28, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Tom and Ella Castle. She was a resident of Sitka. Her husband, Dan Stapleton preceded her in death in January 1968. Surviving are three sons, Henry Stapleton of Flat Gap, and Robert and Billy Stapleton of Sitka; five daughters, Flora Bell Rowland, Fuget, Pearl McKenzie, Dekalb, IL, Sue and Margie Stapleton, Sitka, and Sarah Taylor, Mt. Gilead, OH, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Volga with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982

   
STURGILL, James
1906-1982
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 10, for Paintsville resident James Orville Sturgill, 75. Mr. Sturgill died Friday, January 8, in Paintsville Hospital. He was born July 17, 1906, in Floyd County, the son of Jesse and Mary Keathley Sturgill. His wife, Minnie Goble Sturgill, preceded him in death in 1954. Surviving are a son, James Lee Sturgill, Wooster, OH, five daughters, Ladine Sturgill, Paintsville, Mary Ruth Caudill, Denver, Jessie Castle, West Van Lear, Melva Chambers, West Warick, RI, and Elizabeth Sykes, Wooster, OH; a brother, Robert Sturgill, Lexington, and ten grandchildren. William R. Spradlin officiated at services with burial following in Sturgill Cemetery, Auxier. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 13, 1982

   
VANHOOSE, Leslie
1902-1982
Lexington resident, Leslie VanHoose, 79, died Thursday, January 28, in Central Baptist Hospital. Mr. VanHoose was born September 20, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of Bascom and Julia Helton VanHoose. He was on of the founders of Paintsville Cleaners and Laundry, served two terms on Paintsville’s City Council, was a member of the Park and Playground board, past chairman of the Johnson County Election Committee, and served one term on the Paintsville City School Board. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Barnett VanHoose; three sons, Marvin and Harold VanHoose, Lexington, and Larry VanHoose, Versailles; a daughter, Janet VanHoose, Lexington; two sisters, Nellie Preston, Nippa, and Zelda Bailey, Ashland, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 31, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery, Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1982

    
WARD, King
1931-1982
King Hiram “Bob” Ward, 50, died Thursday, January 28, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born July 4, 1931, in Floyd County, he was the son of Frank and Edna Butcher Ward. He was a resident of Thelma, a retired employee of Clark Grave Vault Company and a member of Masonic Lodge 240 of Grove Port, OH. Surviving are his wife, Martha Sue Bailey Johnson Ward; three sons, Robert and Scott Ward, Columbus, OH and Frank Ward, Williamsport; a step son, Mike Johnson, Thelma; a daughter, Connie Scott, Columbus, and three step daughters, Teresa Collins, Rhonda and Amy Johnson, all of Thelma. Survivors also include four brothers, Jess Ward, Loraine, OH, Frank Ward, St. Petersburg, FL, Bill Ward, Geneva, OH, and Jack Ward, Obetz, OH; four sisters, Easter Daniels, Ashland, Polly Skuhr and Agnes Noryell, Baltimore, MD and Rebecca Ogder, San Benito, TX; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Ward Family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1982



 
FEBRUARY - 1982


   
   
BALDRIDGE, Malta (Watkins)
1898-1982
Malta Watkins Baldridge, 83, of East Point, died Tuesday morning at her home. A daughter of the late Sam Watkins and Cynthia Blair Watkins, she was born June 19, 1898 on Middle Fork of Jenny’s Creek in Johnson County. A retired merchant, she and her late husband, Willie L. Baldridge, had operated a general store at the mouth of Little Paint in Floyd County since 1925. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, William L. Baldridge and Clifford F. Baldridge, both of East Point, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter, three nieces and one nephew. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home by Rev. Bennie Blankenship. Burial was in the Watkins Family Cemetery on Middle Fork of Jenny’s Creek at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1982

     
BENTON, Wanna (Picklesimer)
1907-1982
Funeral services were held February 24 in Westbrock Funeral Home, Dayton, OH for Wanna Benton who died February 22. Mrs. Benton was born December 16, 1907, in Johnson County, a daughter of Simon and Sarah Kathryn Rice Picklesimer. Surviving are a brother and sister, Orville Picklesimer and Dorothy Blanton, both of Franklin Furnace, OH. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

     
BLAIR, Wendell
1939-1982
Wendell E. Blair, 42, died February 13, in his Ashland home. Mr. Blair was born December 27, 1939, in Johnson County, and was an engineer for Ashland Oil. He was a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 F & AM. Surviving are his parents, Linzie and Viola Arms Blair of Flat Gap, his wife, Betty Meek Blair, a son, Kelly Ray Blair, Ashland, and a brother, Ronnie Blair, Gray, TN. Masonic services were conducted Monday evening at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 16, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Herbert Arms and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Linzie Blair Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1982

    
BROWN, Ollie (Woods)
1898-1982
Mrs. Ollie Brown, 83, died Friday, February 5, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Brown was born November 20, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Fitchpatrick Woods. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired sales clerk for Peggy Lou Shoppe and a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, Marshall Brown, preceded her in death in 1931. Mrs. Brown is survived by five nephews. Funeral services were held February 7, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1982

    
CARROLL, Laura (Fuller)
1916-1982
Mrs. Laura Evelyn Carroll, 65, died February 13, in Paintsville Hospital. Born December 30, 1916, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Walter and Rossie Neeley Fuller. Mrs. Carroll was a resident of Whitehouse, a retired post mistress and a member of the Whitehouse Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, John P. Carroll, who she married in April 1933, at Whitehouse; two daughters, Imogene Nelson, Whitehouse and Julia Hough, Lebanon, MO; six brothers, Arnold E. Fuller and Ronald E. Fuller, Orlando, FL, Raleigh E., Eldon H. and Robert R. Fuller, Dayton, and James E. Fuller, Spring Valley, OH; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Carroll Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

    
CHANDLER, Elmer
1913-1982
Funeral services were held February 17 for Elmer Chandler, 68, of Thealka. Mr. Chandler died Sunday, February 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born December 18, 1913, in Lawrence County, the son of William and Lydia Debord Chandler. He was a retired miner and a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy McCarty Chandler, who he married October 24, 1934, in Floyd County, a son, Ernest Chandler, Amhurst, OH; four brothers, Tom Chandler, Jenkins, James Chandler, Springfield, OH, Orville Chandler, South Point, OH, and William Chandler, River; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Daniels, Lowmansville, and Mrs. Oakie Johnson, Neon, three granddaughters and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery, Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

    
COLLINS, Floyd
1948-1982
Van Lear resident Floyd Allen Collins, 33, died Friday, February 5, at David, KY, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Collins was born July 13, 1948, in Johnson County. He was employed as a miner for V & M. Mining Company. Surviving are his parents, William Floyd and Billie Ramey Collins, his wife, Nealma Kay Brown Collins, who he married March 17, 1971, in Paintsville, four children, Samuel David Collins, Blaine, Robert Gerald, Stacy Allen and Julie Ann Collins, all at home, and four brothers, Kenneth Collins, Thelma, Danny, Donny and Randy Collins, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Monday, February 8, in Van Lear Independent Church with Harold Conley and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1982

    
DANIELS, Oliver
1926-1982
Oliver Daniels, 55, died Sunday, February 14, at his Boons Camp home after an extended illness. Born December 21, 1926, in Johnson County, he was the son of Ora and Sarah Perry Daniels. Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Ora Odd Daniels, Logan, WV, and Donnis Daniels, Taylor, MI; and four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Austin, Camden, OH; Mrs. Maggie King, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Elva Collins, Hager Hill; and Mrs. Barbara Lawson, Detroit, MI. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 17, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Jimmy Daniels and Walter Dutton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

     
HAMPTON, Martha (Tackett)
1913-1982
Martha Hampton, 68, died Monday, February 15, in Paintsville Hospital. Born December 17, 1913, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of John and Clara Blevins Tackett and was a resident of Wittensville. Her husband, Robert Hampton, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Paul Hampton, Wittensville; three brothers, John F. Tackett, Stika, Thurman Tackett, Staffordsville and Garland Tackett, Columbus, OH; three sisters, Anna Lemaster, Staffordsville, Ethel Salyer, Volga, and Goldie King, Paintsville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 19, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wittensville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

    
KING, David A.
1950-1982
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for David A. (Chuck) King, 31. Mr. King died February 18 at West Van Lear. Born March 1, 1950, in Johnson County, he was the son of Lawson and Emma Blair King and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, David Anthony King, two brothers, Charles King, Staffordsville and Lawson King, Germany; and five sisters, Margarett Mitchell, Dayton, OH, Stella Cline, Charleston, WV, Fonda Faye Bendenritter, Cleve, OH, Garnett Alexander, Wooster, OH, and Romona Perkins, Chattanooga, TN. Jerry Scott officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

    
KNAPP, Loretta (Woods)
1922-1982
Loretts Knapp, 59, died Tuesday, February 2, in Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Knapp was born April 9, 1922, the daughter of John and Gertrude Bryant Woods. Her husband, Eddie Knapp preceded her in death October 18, 1980. Surviving are a son and daughter, Charles Knapp and Carolyn Thomas, both of Columbus; a brother, Charles Woods, Thealka, two half brothers, Larry Woods, Hager Hill, and Jimmy Woods, West Van Lear; and five half sisters, Mary Shell and Patricia Meek, Paintsville, Dottie Broghton, Hilliard, OH, Polly Green, Columbus, and Joan Root, West Van Lear. Funeal services were held Saturday, February 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Green and Steve Rose officiating. Burial was in O’Bryan Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1982

    
MARTIN, Rebecca (Delong)
1891-1982
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, for Paintsville resident Rebecca Delong Martin, 90. Mrs. Martin died February 4 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born May 30, 1891, in Martin County, the daughter of Sampson and Margaret Priest Delong. Her husband, Steven L. Martin, preceded her in death October 28, 1967. Surviving are two sons, Hubert Martin, Ypsilanti, MI and William Martin, Timmonsville, SC; two daughters, Marie Castle, Nippa, and Verna Elliot, Belleville, MI; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Don Fraley, Tommy VanHoose and Hubert Slone officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Martin Cemetery at Grayson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 10, 1982

    
MAY, Theodore
1905-1982
Theodore Roosevelt “Ted” May, 76, Wheelersburg, OH, died February 27 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. Born April 9, 1905, in Johnson County, a son of David Ballard and Minnie E. May, he was a member of the Ohio Valley United Baptist Church for 49 years. He was retired from North American Air Craft Corporation as a drill press operator. Survivors include his wife, Virginia (McClurg) May; two sons, Edmond May, Wheelersburg, and Ralph May, Dayton, OH; four daughters, Betty Kaltenbach and Jean Powell, Wheelersburg, and Joyce Barnes and Sharon Phillips, Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also, five brothers, Hammie May, Leander, German May, Warsaw, IN, Hargus May, Jackson, MI, Patrick May, Louisa, and Arnold L. May, Paintsville, and five sisters, Virgie O’Bryan, Huntington, WV, Dora Blair, Portage, MI; Alka Nickell, Marion, OH, Omega Hood, Charlotte, NC and Ruby O’Keefe, Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 2, in the Ohio Valley United Baptist church with Elders Paul Turner and Frank Blevins officiating. Burial was in Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg under the direction of Don Wolfe Funeral Home of Sciotoville, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

   
MEADE, James K.
1917-1982
James K. “Polk” Meade, 64, died Tuesday, February 23, in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH after an extended illness. Born May 6, 1917, in Paintsville, he was the son of Crate and Mintie Lemaster Meade of Paintsville. Mr. Meade had been a resident of Dayton for 35 years. He was a retired employee of Chrysler Air Temp and a member of the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Daniel Meade, who he married September 5, 1934, in Paintsville; a son and daughter, James Hobert Meade and Marcelle White, both of Dayton; a brother, Robert Meade, Columbus, OH, four sisters, Edna Carol rice, Stella Conley and Margie Wheeler, Ashland, and Susie Rice, Mt. Sterling, OH; six grandchildren, Shellie Sweeterman, Michael, James, and David Lee White, and Douglas, Mark and Scott Meade; and one great granddaughter, Evelyn Jean White. Mr. Meade was a brother in law of Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Fairchild of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 26, in Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton with Charles Price and James Parker officiating. Burial will be in David Cemetery in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

    
MEEK, Mae (Castle)
1901-1982
Mae Castle Meek, 80, died February 11 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Meek was born July 16, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Henderson and Laura Stapleton Castle. She was a resident of Boons Camp and was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Meek April 14, 1977. Surviving are six sons, Ray Meek, Naugatuk, WV, Henderson and George Meek, Meally, Ted, Jr., and Wallace Meek, Tomahawk, and Ronnie Meek, Thelma; four daughters, Faye Fairchild, Dayton, OH, Fern Haynes, Maryland, Joy Cavins, Sitka, and Cloteen Lackey, Boons Camp; two brothers, Logan and Edgar Castle, Tutor Key; 32 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Charles Price, John G. Pelphrey and Hershell Brown officiating. Burial was in Meek Cemetery, Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1982

    
MOLLETT, Joe H.
1914-1982
Joe H. Mollett, 64, died Sunday, January 17, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Born November 11, 1914, in Johnson County, he was the son of Jim and Alice Sammons Mollett. Mr. Mollett was a resident of Lowmansville, a retired employee of the Chessie System Railroad, and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Young Mollett; two step sons, Richard and Jonathan Lowe, Lowmansville; a brother, Douglas Mollett, Shelby, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Johnson, Mrs. Ann Ward, and Mrs. Loretta Music, Paintsville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Young Family Cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1982

    
SALYER, Arzie
1930-1982
Arzie Salyer, 52, died Monday, February 8, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Salyer was born February 7, 1930, in Johnson County, the son of Patton and Mary Salyer Salyer. He was a resident of Lowmansville. Surviving are a brother, Vencil Salyer, and two sisters, Juliette Green, Lowmansville, and Loretta Blevins, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 11, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Tommie VanHoose and Lowell King officiating. Burial was in Estep Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

    
SCOTT, Edna (Williams)
1921-1982
Mrs. Edna Mae Williams Scott, 60, died Wednesday, February 3, in Depaul Hospital, Cheyenne, WY. Mrs. Scott was born August 31, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of Oka and Virgie Blanton Williams. She was a resident of Cheyenne and a member of the Calvary Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Donald J. Scott; a son, Robert L. Scott, Cheyenne; a daughter, Leigh Ann Scott, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Ilene Bailey, Portsmouth, OH, and Mrs. Heber Preston, Wittensville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Red Bush under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1982

     
SHERMAN, Millie (Burchett)
1894-1982
Williamson, WV resident Millie Sherman, 87, died February 19, in Mingo County Health Care Center. Born March 1, 1894, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Landrum and Angaline VanHoose Burchett. Surviving are three sons, Johnnie Justice, Ashland, Paris Justice, Columbus, OH, and Thurman Justice, Cleve, OH, five daughters, Angie Hinkle, Castella, OH, Mary Jan Daughtery, Chatteroy, WV, Emma Hinkle, , Elizabeth Tiller and Ethel Rife, Delbarton, WV, 65 grandchildren and 129 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 23, in Chafin Funeral Home in Delbarton with Richard Brewer and Benny Grizzle officiating. Burial was in Justice Cemetery, Delbarton with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

    
SKAGGS, Louzettie (Rose)
1891-1982
Oil Springs resident Louzettie Rose Skaggs, 90, died Monday, February 22, in Morgan County Appalachian Hospital, West Liberty, after an extended illness. Bron March 8, 1891, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Thomas “Bud” and Polly Gambill Rose. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her husband, Noah Skaggs, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Hershell Skaggs, Florida, Hurston Skaggs, Palm Beach, FL, and Leo Skaggs, Oil Springs; two daughters, Polly Huff and Gladys Raeburn, both of Fairfield, OH; a brother, Charlie Rose, Keaton, a sister, Mrs. Esta Thompson, Blaine, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Leslie Derbyshire and John Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Rose Cemetery, Keaton, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

   
SMITH, George
1921-1982
Thealka resident George Smith, 60, died Sunday, February 14, at his home. Mr. Smith was born June 22, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of James and Margaret Laney Smith. He was an employee of Wolf Creek Colleries and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Lizzie Blanton Smith, who he married May 3, 1941, in Paintsville, three sons, Charley Ray, Boons Camp, James Albert, Thelma, and Larry Douglas, Paintsville, four daughters, Carolyn Jean Ward, Van Lear, Barbara Faye Chase and Vickie Lynn Case, Paintsville, and Geroge Ann Smith, Thealka; three brothers, John and Bill Smith, Thealka, and Ben Smith, Hager Hill; four sisters, Mrs. Alafair Castle and Mrs. Marie Tackett, Thealka, Mrs. Ruth Castle, Nippa, and Mrs. Mae Laney, Hammond, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 24, 1982

   
SPARKS, Julia (Ward)
1887-1982
Julia Ward Sparks, 94, died Tuesday, February 2, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born January 21, 1887, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of George W. and Martha Wolfe Ward. Mrs. Sparks was a resident of Thealka, a member of the United Baptist church and was preceded in death November 4, 1952, by her husband, John B. Sparks. Surviving are two sons, Norvel Sparks, Madison, WV, and Dorsel Sparks, Thealka; five grandsons, three great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 4, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ivan Butcher officiating. Burial will follow in Ward Cemetery at Offutt with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 3, 1982

  
SPEARS, Russell Jr.
1982
Russell J. Spears, Jr., 58, of Columbus, OH, died February 23 at Grant Hospital. He was a member of Westgate Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, and a retired machine operator for Owens-Illinois with 28 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Jean, his mother, Madgie Spears, Paintsville; a daughter, Pamela Spears, Columbus, a son and daughter in law, Robert and Barbara Spears, Crestwood, a son, Russell (Rusty), Spears, III, Columbus; three grandchildren, Jeanna Marie, Andy and Erin Spears; four brothers, Carl of Paintsville, Charles, Clarence and Harold, all of Columbus. Funeral services were held in Westgate Baptist Church with Pastor James Varns officiating. Burial was in Grove City Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
THOMPSON, Glenn
1982
Glenn Marcus Thompson, 21, died Friday, February 26, in Paintsville. Born in Johnson County, he was the son of Howard and Betty Stapleton Thompson, and was a resident of Thelma. Surviving are his wife, Paula Castle Thompson, who he married November 3, 1979, at Thelma; a daughter, Tabatha Thompson, at home, four brothers, Howard Thompson, Flat Gap, Wayne Thompson, Florida, Greg and Anthony Thompson, Sitka; three sisters, Yvoenne Thompson, Louisville, Jennifer and Nefertiti Thompson, Sitka; maternal grandparents, Noah and Emma Stapleton, and paternal grandmother, Oma Thompson. Funeral services were held Monday March 1, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Price and B. C. Ferguson officiating. Burial was in castle Cemetery at Thealka with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

   
WELLS, Anna (Richmond)
1897-1982
Anna Wells, 84, died February 10 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wells was born in Johnson County November 8, 1897, the daughter of Sam and Unoka Clark Richmond. She was a resident of Van Lear and was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Wells. Surviving are two sons, Nevard Wells and Alex Sam Wells, Van Lear, six daughters, Geneva Bolita, Cleveland, OH, Jeanette Wells, East Point, Polly Collins, Minnie Wells, and Emma Adkins, Van Lear, and Mary Walton, Ashland, 31 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Music officiating. Entombment was in the family cemetery at Daniels Creek with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 17, 1982



 
MARCH - 1982


   
  
ADKINS, Alka (Wells)
1905-1982
Mrs. Alka Mayo Adkins, 77, died Saturday, March 13, 1982 in the Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born Feb 23, 1905 in Johnson Co., KY, she was the daughter of H. B. and Cynthia Collins Wells. Mrs. Adkins was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bill Adkins, two daughters, Josephine of Thelma and Maxine Daniel of Van Lear; two brothers, Joe Wells of Van Lear, and Ashley Wells of Huntington, a sister, Maxine Ramey of Van Lear; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Holbrook Family Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

      
BARKER, Leonard Barker, Jr.
1925-1982
Funeral services were held Friday, April 2, for Leonard Barker, Jr., 56. Mr. Barker died March 30, in Taylor, MI. born December 31, 1925, in Perry County, he was the son of Leonard and Chloie Elam Barker. Surviving are his wife, Neva Selvage Barker, two sons, Timothy Barker and James E. Lee, Van Lear; two daughters, Pamela Gretzner, Grand Rapids, MI, and Melody Borghi, Farmington, MI; four sisters, Willa Mae Knight, Paintsville, Madalene Stratton, Covington, Minnie Mayo, Louisville, and Geraldine Sumpter, Whitesburg; and seven grandchildren. Masonic services were held by Van Lear Masonic Lodge 885 on April 1 in the funeral home. Lowell Webb and Harry Neil Frisby officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

    
BLAIR, Buell
1901-1982
Sitka resident Buell Franklin Blair, 80, died March 24 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Born June 4, 1901, in Johnson County, he was the son of Marion and Ann Pickle Blair. His wife, Emily Blair, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, John Blair, Dayton, OH, Richard and Jimmy Blair, Springfield, OH, six daughters, Wanda Culwell and Anna Mae Scarberry, Sitka, Janie Vento, Tampa, FL, Darlene Quinlin and Susie Caprio, Quincy, MA, and Teresa Blair, Dayton; a sister, Delphia Harmon, Oil Springs, 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, march 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Venny VanHoose and Londis Meek officiating. Burial was in Culwell Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

   
BANKS, Eulia (Boyd)
1912-1982
Eulia Mae Banks, 69, died Thursday, March 18, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born October 1, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Anderson and Catherine Beasley Boyd, she was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, George Banks, six sons, Charles, William, Lloyd and Roger Banks, all of Van Lear, George Banks, Jr., Indiana, and Bobby Banks, West Van Lear, seven daughters, Bonnie Webb, Essa Harlan, Billie Miller and Dorothy Brown, Wabash, IN, Nila Collins, Velma Wells and Judy Rittenhouse, all of Van Lear, two sisters, Virgie Bowling, Wabash, IN and Gracie Bowling, Van Lear; and 50 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, march 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery, Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

     
BLANKENSHIP, Sophia (Akers)
1891-1982
Sophia Blankenship, 90, died Wednesday, March 10 in Paintsville Hospital. Born November 1, 1891, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of James and Nancy Burchett Akers and was a resident of Nippa. Surviving are two step sons, Paris Blankenship, Wayland and Charles Blankenship, Charlotte, NC; four step daughters, Ava Quisenberry, Clother, WV, Opal Caudill and Ella Wray, Ft. Wayne, IN and Ethel Ramey, Charlotte, NC; four nephews and 18 nieces. Funeral services were held Saturday, march 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanney and Larry Joe Bayes officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
BOYD, Gracie (Wheeler)
1902-1982
Gracie Boyd, 79, died March 29 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Boyd was born June 1, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Mary Ward Wheeler. Her husband, Miller Boyd, preceded her in death in 1957. Surviving are three sons, Homer, Springfield, OH, Donald, Thelma, and Walter, Pikeville, two daughters, Mary Davis, Staffordsville, and Avonelle Chandler, Thelma; a brother, Walter Wheeler, Meally, two sisters, Hazel Daniel, Meally, and Gladys Meek, Paintsville; 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Price and Buell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1982

   
BROWN, O. T.
1898-1982
O. T. Brown, 84, died March 20, in his Paintsville home after an extended illness. Biorn March 3, 1898, in Letcher County, he was the son of Jim and Sally Dixon Brown. A resident of Paintsville, he was a retired deputy County Court clerk and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Tackett Brown; four brothers, Wendell and Ray Brown of Ulvah, KY, Wayne Brown, Indiana, and Jack Brown, Blacky, KY; and two sisters, Mrs. Dovell Caudill, Ulvah and Mrs. Mary Carr, Kansas. Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Paintsville, with Elders John Pelphrey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
CASTLE, Amanda
1982-1982
Graveside services were held Friday, March 5, in Castle Cemetery at Thealka for Amanda Castle, infant daughter of Donald and Deloris Crum Castle. She was born March 3 in Floyd County and is survived by a brother, Ronald Castle. Clyde Castle officiated at services with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

  
CASTLE, Hazel (Blanton)
1914-1982
Offutt resident Hazel Castle, 67, died March 12 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Castle was born March 8, 1914 in Johnson County, a daughter of John and Rose Newsome Blanton. Her husband, Patrick Castle, preceded her in death May 24, 1978. Surviving are two sons, Patrick and Scotty Castle, Offutt; six daughters, Betty Castle, Urbana, OH, patricia Mollett and Margie Baldwin, Offutt, Nora Osborne, Rodgerfield, WV, Brenda Chandler, Oil Springs, and Doris Bolen, Englesh, WV; a brother, Bob Blanton, Lucasville, OH; two sisters, Lizzie Smith, Thealka, and Amanda Skaggs, Springfield, OH; 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

    
COLVIN, Kenneth
1937-1982
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. for Kenneth D. Colvin, 44. Mr. Colvin died March 14, in Paintsville. Born July 18, 1937, in Johnson County, he was the son of Jeff and Lennie Cantrell Colvin and was a resident of Oil Springs. Surviving are a son, Michael Dean Colvin, Paintsville; his step mother, Margarett Reed, Barnetts Creek; two brothers, Lowell Colvin, River and Jimmy Colvin, Oil Springs; three step brothers, Tony, Robert, and Jerry Reed, Barnetts Creek; and two sisters, Opal McQueen, Oil Springs, and Gail Lewis, Columbus, OH. Rev. Charles Stapleton and Rev. John F. Ratliff will officiate at services in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church at Oil Springs. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
CONLEY, William Herbert
1928-1982
William (Red) Herbert Conley, 53, died Friday, march 5, in Stouder Hospital, Troy, OH after an extended illness. Born November 6, 1928, at Riceville, he was a son of Lawrence and Frankie Pelphrey Conley. He was an employee of Holten, Ltd., Inc. Surviving are his wife, Delores Stambaugh, two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Beckstead and Mrs. Cindy Morse, and a son, Richard Conley, all of Troy; two brothers, Murvel H. Conley, Ashland, and Marvin Conley, Worthington, OH; a sister, Mrs. Avonelle Phelps, Ashland; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held March 7 in Bridges-Stocker Funeral Home in Covington, OH, with Rev. Allen Maheine officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

    
DANIEL, Nellie (Preston)
1911-1982
Mrs. Nellie Preston Daniel, 70, died Sunday, March 14, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Daniel was born October 3, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of Willie L. and Rose Witten Preston. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Bob’s Branch Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Shirley Daniel, who she married September 23, 1935, in Paintsville, two brothers, Donis and Ochel Preston, both of Thelma, and two sisters, Jane Ward, River and Ruth Gerisch, Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, march 17, in Concord United Baptist Church with B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
DYER, Mayme (Tackett)
1907-1982
Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland, for Mayme Tackett Dyer, 74. Mrs. Dyer died march 12 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital after an extended illness. She was born May 20, 1907 in Johnson County the daughter of Moses McClellan and Edna Susan Shaffer Tackett, and was a resident of Franklin Furnace, OH. Mrs. Dyer was a retired school teacher in the Johnson and Boyd County systems and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Fritz E. Dyer preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna Alleen Leonard, and Mrs. Jenie Reynolds, Franklin Furnace; a sister and brother, Mrs. Shirley Wilson and Wayne Tackett, both of Staffordsville; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lowell Odle Justice officiated at services with burial following in East Ashland Memorial Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
FAIRCHILD, Mary (McFaddin)
1909-1982
Staffordsville resident, Mary Fairchild, 72, died Tuesday, March 9, in Riverview Nursing Home at Prestonsburg. Mrs. Fairchild was born October 15, 1909 in Johnson County, a daughter of Bill and Lon Conley McFaddin. Her husband, Russell Fairchild, preceded her in death. Surviving are six sons, Bill, Jack, James and David Fairchild, Staffordsville, Carl Fairchild, Mansfield, OH, and Gary Fairchild, Paintsville; five daughters, Betty Lemaster and Wanda Winfrey, Symrna, TN, Lucy Pickle, Murfeesboro, TN, Lurie Pennington, Staffordsville, and Tommy McFaddin, Springfield, OH; four sisters, Dottie Meade, Martha Seslvage, and Mae Ritchie, OH and Malta Hall, Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Lowell King officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

    
FITCH, Edgar
1910-1982
Edgar Fitch, 72, died Sunday, March 28, in Paintsville Hospital. Born January 4, 1910, in Johnson County, he was the son of Albert and Leona Meek Fitch, and was a resident of Meally. Surviving are his wife, Edna Spriggs Fitch; two brothers, Burl Fitch, Meally and John Fitch, West Van Lear, and three sisters, Alma Webb, Meally, Nola Penix, Williamsport, and Lida Trimble, Hazard. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Green and Charles Ray Fairchild officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

   
FITCH, Lloyd
1902-1982
Lloyd Fitch, 79, died Saturday, March 6, in Scioto Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth, OH. Born December 8, 1902, in Johnson County, he was a son of Charles and Melissa Ross Fitch. His wife, Gypsy Marie Fitch, preceded him in death in September 1981. Surviving are four brothers, Dennis Fitch, Blaine, Homer Fitch, Hager Hill, Selcie Fitch, Ashland and Buell Fitch, Springfield, OH; and two sisters, Eula Burchett and Neva Fitch, Sitka. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Wright officiating. Burial will be in Old Hood Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

    
FYFFE, James Marion
1885-1982
James Marion :Jim Crow” Fyffe, 96, died Wednesday, March 3, in Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 21, 1885, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Meb and Angeline Bailey Fyffe. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Movine Keaton VanHoose Fyffe, who he married October 7, 1971, in Paintsville; seven daughters, Lucy Slone, Flat Gap, Rose Barber and Nola Redmond, Hilliard, OH, Angie Cantrell, North Carolina, Pauline Wheeler, Ashland, Addilee Robinson, Michigan; and Irene Sergi, London, OH; seven step children, Vicky Charles, Van Lear, Mary Jackson, Nippa, Ruby VanHoose, Paintsville, Johnny VanHoose, West Van Lear, Frankie VanHoose, N. Kenton, OH, Mae VanHoose, St. Petersburg, FL, and Jimmy VanHoose, Sitka; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist church with Homer Evans and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Fyffe Cemetery, Flat Gap, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

   
GULLETT, Dora (Conley)
1898-1982
Dora Gullett, 84, died Sunday, march 21, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born August 8, 1898, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Sam and Josie Ward Conley. She was a resident of Thealka and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Arthur Gullett, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, James Russell Gullett, Prestonsburg, Fred Conley, Thealka, and Vencil Conley, Ohio, a daughter, Eunice Blevins, Hager Hill; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, march 24, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial will be in Gullett Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
HALL, Berniece (Hicks)
1928-1982
Stella Berniece Hall, 53, died Sunday, March 28, at her Tutor Key home. Mrs. Hall was born May 6, 1928, in Floyd County, the daughter of Daniel and Hattie Gibson Hicks. She was employed at the Sandy Valley Medical Center. Surviving are a sister, Helen Scott, Hager Hill, and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Eastern, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

   
HALL, Walbridge
1900-1982
Funeral services were held Friday, March 12, in Collista Freewill Baptist Church for Walbridge Hall, 82. Mr. Hall died Monday, march 8, at Auxier. He was born in Johnson County, February 17, 1900, a son of Adam and Minerva Wright Hall and was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Blair Hall; two sons, Virtus Hall, Canton, MI, and Jack Hall, Garden City, MI; a daughter, Margaret Hall, West Van Lear; a brother, Chloe Wright, Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Clarence Lemaster officiated at services with burial following in Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

    
HUGHES, Florine (Daniels)
1929-1982
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Florine Daniels Hughes, 52. Mrs. Hughes was died March 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born December 26, 1929 in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Frank and Izora Harless Daniels. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Douglas Ray Daniels, Pikeville, John Hughes, Marion, IN, and Ricky Hughes, Paintsville; five daughters, Betty Keel, Van Lear, Kathy Ward, Elkhorn City, Izora, Patricia and Deidra Hughes, Paintsville, three brothers, Lloyd Daniels, Paintsville, Frank Daniels, Michigan, and Robert Daniels, Van Lear; five sisters, Mrs. Opal Richmond, Fairborn, OH, Mrs. Lucille Blanton, Dayton, OH, Helen Witten, South Carolina, Mrs. Ruby Ward and Mrs. Bessie McCoart, Van Lear and eight grandchildren. Revs. Lowell Webb, John F. Ratliff and Jerry Castle officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

    
KEEL, Roger
1939-1982
Funeral services were held Friday, march 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Roger Keel, 42. Mr. Keel died March 23 in Louisa Community Hospital as the result of a mining accident. He was born November 30, 1939, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Van Lear. He was an employee of Buffalo Mining Company. Surviving are his parents, Kermit and Lucy Virse Keel of Van Lear; his wife, Martha Sue Mullins Keel; two sons, David Allen and Michael Lee; three brothers, Bobby Keel, Van Lear, Charles and Merman Keel, Defiance, OH, and two sisters, Dorothy Slone, Beauty, and Judy Meade, Defiance. Bennie Blankenship and Jerry Scott officiated at services with burial following in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

   
KESTNER, Clara (Colvin)
1894-1982
Clara Colvin Kestner, 87, died March 18 1982 in Highland Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Kestner was born September 16 1894, in Johnson County, a daughter of Albert and Laura Spradlin Colvin, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Her husband, Malcom Kestner, preceded her in death May 17 1952. Surviving are fours sons, Alvis, Elzie and Orville Kestner, Hager Hill, and Harold Kestner, West Van Lear; two daughters, Geneva Rice, Dayton, Ohio; and Dixie Conley, Hager Hill; two sisters, Beulah Arms, Leander; and Stella Biser, Frankfort, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday March 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Kestner Cemetery, Hager Hill, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
KNIGHT, Patsy (Melvin)
1936-1982
Paintsville resident Patsy Knight, 45, died Tuesday, March 9, at her home. Mrs. Knight was born November 24, 1936 in Johnson County, the daughter of Roy and Stella Robinson Melvin. Surviving are her husband, James A. Knight, three daughters, Leigh Ann and Elizabeth Ellen Knight and Jayme Carol Runyon, all of Paintsville; three brothers, Charles T., Leroy and David Powell Melvin, and a sister, Shirley Short, all of Paintsville. Beta Sigma Phi services were conducted Wednesday, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11 in Mayo United Methodist Church with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pall bearers were L. T. Goggans, Bob Conley, Owen Doyle, Mike Schmitt, Mike Crothers, John B. Wells, III, Walter Brugh and Gaylord Pack. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
LANEY, Arley
1899-1982
Arley Laney, 82, died March 10 in Batavia Hospital in Batavia, OH. Mr. Laney was born December 25, 1899, in Johnson County, the son of Dave and Cordellia Dheel Laney. He was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are his wife, Martha Tackett Laney; two sons, Howard Laney, Salyersville, and Roy Laney, Offutt; three daughters, Betty Whitt, and Daisy Cavins, Paintsville, and Mary Castle, Belfontaine, OH; a sister, Margaret Smith, Thealka; 50 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church  with James Kelly Caudill and Hobert Slone officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

    
LAYNE, Joseph
1911-1982
Joseph (Joe) Layne, 70, died March 22, in St. Claire  Medical Center, Morehead, after an extended illness. Born August 26, 1911, in Floyd County, he was the son of James T. and Mary Wheatley Layne. He was a resident of Morehead and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Blankenship Layne; a daughter, Mrs. Gwen Jo Maw, Salt Lake City, UT; a brother, William H. Layne, Morehead, and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Faytinger, Morehead, Mrs. Mabele Ferwerda, Bogrego Springs, CA, Mrs. Emma Scheiber, Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Anna Beals, San Anna, CA. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Tatman officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

   
LEMASTER, Kallie (King)
1930-1982
Funeral services wer held Monday, march 15, for Kallie Lemaster, 51. Mrs. Lemaster died Friday, March 12, in Doctors West, Columbus, OH. She was born July 8, 1930, in Johnson County, a daughter of Charley and Myrtle Smith King. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Walter Lemaster, three sons, John Lemaster, Lauringburg, NC, Jerry and Ricky Lemaster, Columbus, OH; three daughters, Fay Hill, Phyllis Young and Sharon Lemaster, Columbus; two brothers, Hasten King; Columbus, Woodie King, Columbus, and Herbert Wright, Mississippi; two sisters, Nora Jenkins and Opal Adkins, Hillsboro, OH, three half sisters, Matilee Jenkins and Wanda Salyers, Columbus, and Beatrice Salyers, Ironton, OH; and four grandchildren. James Harrison Blair and Eual McKenzie officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
LEMASTER, Nancy (Wheeler)
1903-1982
Mrs. Nancy Wheeler Daniel Lemaster, 79, died Wednesday, March 10, in Minford, OH. Born January 17, 1903, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Elder Jiles and Melvina Chandler Wheeler. Mrs. Lemaster was a resident of Londonderry, OH, a member of Old Hood United Baptist Church and was a charter member and past Matron of Order of Eastern Star No. 497. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Daniel and Frank Lemaster. Surviving are two step sons, Frankie and Tom Lemaster, Londonderry, OH; six step daughters, Jewell Hinton, Circleville, OH, Lucille Riley, Phoenix, AZ, Mary Proehl, Hazel Edens, Jonesville, VA, Shirley Hawkins, Dayton, OH, and Clara Sollars, Londonderry; two brothers, Jasper and Troy Wheeler, Ashland, and a sister, Esta Cox, Dunnello, FL. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, in Old Hood United Baptist Church with Jess Cordle, Florida Lyons, and Burns O. Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

    
LONG, Dencil
1982
Dencil Long, 64, of Fairdale, KY, died Wednesday, March 17. A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Challie Long and Mintie Bayes Long, of Fairborn, OH. He was a retired employee of Naval Ordinance Station. Survivors include his wife, the former, Hazel Blanton; two daughters, Opel Cleo Albright and Onetta Gay Myers, both of Macon, GA; five grandchildren, Gerald, Douglas and Lana Albright and Eric and Dennis Myers; one brother, Oliver Long of Oregonia, OH, five sisters, Mrs. Belle VanHhose of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Birdie Prater of Ashland, Mrs. Reva Whitt of Fairborn, Mrs. Nollie Combs of Farmersville, OH, and Mrs. Lakie Fisher of Fairdale. The funeral was held in Arch L. Heady Fairdale Funeral Home, with burial in Mount Holly Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

   
MARSH, Dorothy (Geiger)
1908-1982
Dorothy Marsh, 73, died Saturday, March 8, in Orlando, FL. Mrs. Marsh was born in Johnson County, October 31, 1908, a daughter of O. C. Cook and Virgie Hager Geiger. Her husband, Robert L. Marsh, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Robert Marsh, Paintsville, Franklin Marsh, State College, PA, and Lawrence Marsh, Silver Springs, MD, two daughters, Janet Trimble, Paintsville and Virginia Henry, Clermont, FL; a brother, Dr. Marion Geiger, Clermont; 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, in First United Methodist Church with M. Woodrow Johnson officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

    
MILES, John
1918-1982
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 14, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for John Lee Miles, 63. Mr. Miles died March 12 in Paintsville Hospital. He was born March 28, 1918, in Johnson County, the son of Fred and Virgie Akers Miles, and was a resident of Whitehouse. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Lemaster Miles; three sons, Crofford, Joel and Terrance Miles, all of Whitehouse; two daughters, Claudia Mollett, Whitehousse and Brenda Payne, Dallas, TX; two brothers, Jessie Miles, Whitehouse, and Eugene Miles, Pauldin, OH; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Corbin Ward and Isaac Rowland officiated at services with burial following in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
MOLLETTE, Grace (Crum)
1912-1982
Grace Mollette, 69, died March 16 in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born March 27, 1912, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Benjimin and Sally Dutton Crum. She was a resident of Williamsport and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Dick Mollette, two sons, James Mollette, Pocatello, ID, and John B. Mollette, Columbus, GA; a daughter, Joyce A. Pack. Williamsport; three brothers, James L. Crum, Paintsville, Benjiman Crum, Jr., Wayne, WV and Melvin Crum, Pontiac, MI; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Jordan, Eleanor, WV, Mrs. Elva Perry, Van Lear, Mrs. Anna Brake, Ortonville, MI, and Mrs. Estell Staniford, Wayne, WV. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in Hurricane United Baptist Church, Boons Camp, with Elders Roy Coffey, John Pelphrey, Hobart Pack and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in  Nim Sturgill Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
MOLLETT, Levi
1899-1982
Levi Mollett, 82, of Thacker, formerly of Johnson County, died Wednesday, at 6:30 a.m. at the Williamson Memorial Hospital of a lingering illness. Born March 25, 1899, in Whitehouse, KY, he was the son of Epp and Rebecca Daniels Mollett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Harris Mollett, on October 3, 1978; three sons, two brothers, and four sisters. He was a retired miner and a member of the Faith of First Baptist church of Varney. Survivors include a son, Levi Mollett, Jr., of Thacker, three daughters, Mrs. Thurman (Genevieve) Bowling and Mrs. Nina Geneva Dotson, both of Rt. 2, Delbarton, and Mrs. Don (Lula Mae) Rodgers of Del City, OK; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Phelps Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Snodgrass officiating. Burial was in the Varney Cemetery at Lynn. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
PAINTER, Madge (Buckland)
1904-1982
Madge Gray Painter, 77, died Tuesday, March 2, in Piketon, OH. Born June 3, 1904, in Beckley, WV, she was a daughter of Cyrus and Ruby Roberts Buckland. Her husband, H. B. Painter, preceded her in death June 10, 1974. Surviving are a son, Richard Painter, Lucasville, OH; four daughters, Mary Marshall, Vandalia, OH, Gloria Hickerson and Evelyn Butler, Louisville, and Joanne Borders, Paintsville; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, 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, March 10, 1982

  
PENNINGTON, Mervel
1938-1982
Mervel Pennington, 43, died Thursday, March 25, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born April 27, 1938, in Johnson County, he was a son of Charley and Terrie Rowland Pennington, and was a resident of Red Bush. Surviving are two brothers, Glenn and James Pennington, Red Bush, and four sisters, Gladys McKenzie, Flat Gap, Merzie Lewis, Boons Camp, Ruth McKenzie and Paulette McKenzie, Volga. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and Lonnie Ferguson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

   
PRESTON, Rebecca (Newsome)
1914-1982
Rebecca Preston, 67, died March 16, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born July 17, 1914 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Bill and Josephine Elkins Newsome, and was a resident of Meally. Her husband, Elmer Preston, preceded her in death in 1971. Surviving are a son, James Ernest Preston, Texas, four daughter, Emma Jean Meek and Rosa Lee Ward, Meally, Lilly Shope, Ironton, OH, and Arlene Hartsell, Rodessa, LA; and a brother Frank Newsome, Weeksbury. Funeral services were held Saturday, march 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Kelly Harmon officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

  
PRESTON, Sara (Butcher)
1982
Sara F. Preston, 61, Columbus, OH, died at her residence Wednesday, March 17. She was retired from Buckeye Youth Center and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, and sister, Carol Franklin, of Marion, OH. Surviving are her children, Patsy Preston, Columbus, Ernest L. of Utica, OH and Rev. Gary H. Preston, Columbus; two brothers, Wilber Butcher, Jr., Springfield, OH, and Phillip Butcher, Shelby, OH; a sister in law, Ruth Rowland of Paintsville, five grandchildren, Kimberly, Gary H., Cheryl, Ron and John; a great grandson, Brett Ernest; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 20, in Alders Chapel United Baptist Church with Elders Hammie Price, Robert L. Murray and Arnie Murray officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
PULLIAN, Charles
1906-1982
Charles Pullian, 75, died Thursday, March 25, in Paintsville Hospital. Born August 9, 1906, in Dillsboro, IN, he was the son of Charles and Josie Reno Pullian. He was a resident of Lowmansville and a retired employee of Seagrams. Surviving are a son, Charles Vincent Pullian, Aurora, IN; a daughter, Janet Hensley, Rising Sun, IN; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Graveside services were held Sunday, March 28, in Hannah Cemetery, Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

   
RAMEY, Naomi (Lemaster)
1934-1982
Barnetts Creek resident Naomi Faye Lemaster Ramey, 46, died Saturday, March 13, in her home following an extended illness. Born June 14, 1934, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Fred and Rita Lemaster. Surviving are her husband, James Ramey; her mother, Rita Lemaster, and four sisters, Blanche Wolfe, Mansfield, OH, Katherine Rose and Vada Horn, Barnetts Creek, and Ann Baker, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
RICE, Alpha (Bowe)
1902-1982
Alpha Bowe Rice 79, died Tuesday, March 2, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Rice was born October 29, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Lou Witten Bowe, and was a resident of Wittensville. Her husband, Russell Gaines Rice, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons, William Rice, Lexington, Randolph Rice, Pennsylvania, James rice, Erlangner, Robert Rice, Kendalville, IN, and Clarence D. Rice, Sitka; a daughter, Leveda Wells, South Point, OH, a sister, Bessie Bowe, South Point; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 5, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with C. C. Hall, Bob Lyons and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Bowe Cemetery at Wittensville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

  
RIFFE, Mattie (Cooksey)
1892-1982
Mattie Riffe, 89, died Saturday, March 27, in her Van Lear home. Born August 21, 1892, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Ann Robert Cooksey. Her husband, Howard Riffe, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Charles Riffe, Mason, OH; two daughters, Dorothy Castle, Van Lear, and Virginia Siler, Paintsville, and a brother, John Cooksey, West Virginia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dean Pack officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

   
SALYER, Gladys (Howard)
1904-1982
Gladys Howard Salyer, 78, died March 14 in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Salyer was born March 2, 1904 in Floyd County, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are her husband, Ray L. Salyer; three sons, Harold Salyer, Texarcana, TX, Tilden R. Salyer, Paintsville, and Lowell Salyer, San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Wooten, Ypsilanti, MI; two sisters, Wilma Stone, East Point, and Fannie Hill; Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dewey Earl Music officiating. Burial was in Music-Hyden Cemetery, Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

   
SALYERS, Martha (McKenzie)
1896-1982
Springfield, OH resident, Martha McKenzie Salyers, 86, died Saturday, March 20, in Springfield Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 2, 1896 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Dan and Cynthia Brown McKenzie. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Millard Salyers, preceded her in death in July 17, 1974. Surviving are a son, Raymond Salyers, Springfield, four daughters, Irene Stapleton, Volga, Lillian Klontz and Geneva Stambaugh, Springfield,  and Mabel Lee Teach, Lancaster, a sister, Mrs. Mollie Williams, Staffordsville; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery, Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

  
SKAGGS, Archie
1904-1982
Archie Skaggs, 78, died Monday, March 15, in Tampa, FL. Mr. Skaggs was born March 9, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of W. B. “Bill” and Leota Barker Skaggs. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Flat Gap Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Beulah Fields Skaggs; a son, William F. Skaggs, Lakeland, FL; two daughters, Phyllis Gardner, Tampa, and Betty Landry, Yakhima, WA; a brother, Blutcher Skaggs, Ashland, a sister, Dora Daniels, Fairborn, OH; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19 at 1 .m. in Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap with Rev. Homer Evans officiating. Burial will be in Skaggstown Cemetery, Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
SMITH, Winfield
1920-1982
Columbus, OH resident Winfield Smith, 62, died Thursday, March 4, in Grant Hospital. Mr. Smith was born January 5, 1920, in Johnson County the son of Ira and May Keaton Smith. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Loper Smith; a son, Bill Smith, Columbus; four brothers, Bernard and Hershell Smith, Paintsville, Woodrow Smith, Royalton; and Virgil Smith, Mansfield, OH; and two sisters, Dorothy Davis, Paintsville, and Betty Varner, Bellville, MI. Graveside services were held March 7, in Smith Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 10, 1982

   
STAMBAUGH, James Hobart
1923-1982
James Hobart Stambaugh, Jr., 58, died March 12 in V. A. Hospital, Lexington. Born August 12, 1923, in Johnson County, he was the son of Hobart and Alice Burchett Stambaugh, and was a resident of Stambaugh. Surviving are a daughter, Roxann Dotson, Cambridge, OH; four brothers, Lafe Stambaugh, Belleville, MI, Clem Stambaugh, Auxier, Charles Stambaugh, Valley Station, KY, and Alvin J. Stambaugh; Sitka; three sisters, Gaelema Teater, Stambaugh, Mruvel Crum, Nippa, and Janice Crigger, Greenville, KY and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

  
VANHOOSE, Octava (Vance)
1888-1982
Mrs. Octava VanHoose, 93, died Monday, March 8, at her River home after an extended illness. Born April 4, 1888, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Walter and Pricy May Vance and was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Lonnie C. VanHoose preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Raymond VanHoose, River and Andrew VanHoose, Cincinnati, OH; a brother, James Vance, Tampa, FL, a sister Cora Vance Rice, Cocoa Beach, FL, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, march 11, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Vance Cemetery at Wurtland with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 17, 1982

   
VARGO, Etta Mae (Price)
1919-1982
Etta Mae Vargo, 83, died March 29, in Paintsville Hospital. Born November 3, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Tom and Anna Meade Price. She was a resident of River and a member of the Jehovah Witness Church. Surviving are her husband, Louis Vargo, a son, Fred Vargo, River, a daughter, Billie Workman, Whitehouse, a sister, Rae Belle Ratliff, Tampa, FL; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

  
WADDELL, Samuel
1944-1982
Samuel L. Waddell, 37, died Sunday, March 21, in his Lexington home. Born October 3, 1944 in Lethcer County, he was the son of the late Thomas Waddell and Hazel Breeding Waddell. He was employed as an engineer for the federal government. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Donna Sadler Waddell, a son and daughter, Samuel, II and Angela Michelle; five brothers, Bobby Waddell, Michigan, James Waddell, Pennsylvania, Sherman Waddell, California, Thomas Waddell, JR., Hazard, and Billy Ray Waddell, Mill Stone, KY; and four sisters, Mary Mullins, Vanceburg, Betty Conaway and Emma Pierce, Calhoun, GA, and Brenda Awad, Israel. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 24, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982

  
WELLS, Cildrea
1954-1982
Cildrea Wells, 27, died Monday, March 29, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Born June 4, 1954 in Knott County, she was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are her husband, Mark Wells, her parents, Dempsey and Ella Clemons Chaffins of Mousie; and a sister, Saundra Chaffins, Garrett. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Darrise McNeeley officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Mousie. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

  
WELLS, Roy Neal
1963-1982
Roy Neal “Pee Wee” Wells, 18, died March 13 at his Van Lear home. Born May 22, 1963, in Johnson County, he was a student at Johnson Central High School and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his parents, Joe and Hilda Idigipo Wells; four brothers, Thomas, David and Bryan Wells, all of Van Lear; and Edward Wells, Williamsport; a sister, Lois Jean Collins, Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1982

  
WRIGHT, Naplin
1908-1982
Naplin Wright, 73, died March 25, in Morey Hospital, Marysville, OH, after an extended illness. Born September 2, 1908, in Morgan County, he was the son of Leander and Mintie Cantrell Wright. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Willie Wright, Thealka; two daughters, Shirley Carr, West Van Lear, and Bonnie Cropp, Bridgeport, WV; a half brother, Herbert Wright, Mississippi, and three sisters, Polly Keaton, West Liberty, Gertie Dyer, Marysville, OH and Madge McKenzie, Elna. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 28, in Cold Springs United Baptist Church at Elna with Elders J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed, and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in the Patty Flat Cemetery, Elna, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 31, 1982



 
APRIL - 1982

   
  
  
BLAIR, Henry
1925-1982
Henry Blair, 56, died Thursday, April 22, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Born August 8, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of Taylor and Minirva Lewis Blair, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Lois Lynn Blair, five sons, Roger, Rick, Thomas, Tony and Gary, all of Van Lear; two daughters, Brenda Jones and Tama Blair, Van Lear; two brothers, Bill Blair, Van Lear, and Norman Blair, Wabash, IN; two sisters, Ailene Keppel and Peggy Fyffe, Wabash, IN; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and Harry Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1982

   
BORDERS, Walter
1914-1982
Thealka resident Walter Borders, 68, died April 11 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1914 in Lawrence County, the son of Forrest and Price Burton Borders. Surviving are two daughters, Patty Wells, Thealka, and Peggy Sturgill, Wittensville, two sisters, Mary Daniels, Thealka, and Miza Mollett, Paintsville, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, April 14, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1982

  
BRANHAM, Frank
1906-1982
Frank Branham, 76, died Sunday, April 25, in Pikeville Methodist Hospital after an extended illness. Born April 4, 1906, in Johnson County, he was the son of Turner and Martha Engles Branham. He was a resident of Sitka, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church and Paintsville Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Alice Green Branham, who he married December 23, 1926, at Stambaugh, two sons, Edcel of Fairborn, OH, and Paul E. of Enon, OH; two sisters, Virgie McCormick, Pedro, OH, and June Mollette, Johnson county, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 27, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Florida Lyons officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

  
BROWN, Billie M.  (VanHoose)
1928-1982
Billie M. Brown, 53, died Sunday, April 4, in Kettering Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mrs. Brown was a resident of Enon, OH, and a member of the South Charleston Freewill Baptist Church. She was in born in Paintsville, June 3, 1928, the daughter of Willie Gray and Lou Bertha Kissinger VanHoose. Surviving are her husband, Charles Brown; five daughters, Mrs. Janet Snell and Mrs. Robert Rodgers, Rome, GA; Mrs. Terry Gladman, Mrs. Micky Russell and Mrs. Ken Kiskis, all of Springfield, OH; three brothers, Marion Edward, Springfield, Jimmy Joe and Harold, Tampa, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Estep, Springfield, and Mrs. Elizabeth Estep, Tampa; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in South Charleston Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Enon Cemetery. Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

   
CASTLE, Katie N. (Castle)
1895-1982
Mrs. Katie N. Castle, 85, died Friday, April 2, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born September 24, 1895, in Johnson County, she was a resident of Sitka. Surviving are six sons, Clarence, New Albany, IN, James, Christianburg, OH, Elmer and Noah, Mt. Gilead, OH, Clifton, Edison, OH, and Clinton, Urbana, OH; a daughter Louella Conrad, Montrose, MI; 27 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, in Old Hood United Baptist Church with Florida Lyons and Burnso Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Blaine, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 14, 1982

   
COCHRAN, Rhoda
1893-1982
Rhoda Cochran, 89, died April 2 at her Flat Gap home after an extended illness. Mrs. Cochran was born January 5, 1893 in Johnson County, a daughter of J. D. and Louise Meade Cochran. She had been a member of Cold Springs United Baptist Church for 72 years. Surviving are two sons, Ted Stapleton, Flat Gap, and Poe Stapleton, Barnetts Creek; a daughter, Christine Williams, Flat Gap; two brothers, Thurman Cochran, Oil Springs, and Wince Cochran, Wittensville; two sisters, Martha Bayes, Flat Gap, and Mary Williams, Dayton, KY; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders B. C. Ferguson, Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, Eual McKenzie and James D. Spradlin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

   
COLLINS, Ethel (McKenzie)
1912-1982
Ethel Collins, 70, died April 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was born February 11, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Tealie Boyd McKenzie. She was a resident of Auxier, a former nurse at Paintsville Hospital and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Willard Collins, a son, Elvin Estep, Russell, KY; four daughters, Linda Sue Goble, Lebanon Junction, KY, Marty Ward, Van Lear, Sharon Hale, Auxier, and Judy Ann Laboy-Lopex, Ft. Polk, LA; three sisters, Minnie Daniels, Paintsville, Sola Burchett, East Point, and Helen Delong, Van Lear and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tommy Reynolds and Douglas Burkett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1982

  
DANIELS, Arthur
1909-1982
Services were held last Wednesday, April 28, for Arthur Daniels, 73, of Oil Springs. Mr. Daniels was born in Magoffin County, in February 1909, the son of Henry and Ida Williams Daniels. Survivors include his wife, Faye Branham Daniels, two sons, Matthew Daniels of Stambaugh an Mark Daniels of Oil Springs, and a step son, Bob Litteral of Oil Springs; three daughters, Ruth Castle of Nippa, Phyllis Castle of Volga and Alka Crace of Falcon, and a step daughter, Helen Rice of Oil Springs. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters, including William Daniels of Ashland, Arlie Daniels of Columbus, Henry Daniels of Lucasville, Elizabeth May of Byington, OH, Bonnie Mitchell of Clarksville, OH and Billie Sanford of Chillicothe, OH. Thirty-two grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and four step grandchildren survive. William Paul Perkins and Will Conley officiated at services in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Burke Cemetery at Mine Fork. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

   
DUTTON, Landon
1911-1982
Landon Dutton, 70, died Saturday, April 10, at his River home after an extended illness. Born July 2, 1911, in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Nelvie Pack Dutton and was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Rosie Williamson Dutton, who he married October 3, 1969; a son, James Landon Dutton, Smith River, CA; two daughters, Louise Colvin, River, and Nelva Jean Skaggs, Denver, five brothers, John Jr., River, Elmer and Clifford, Springfield, OH, Gene, Wabash, IN, and George, Smith River, CA; three sisters, Thelma Parker and Gracie parker, Pikeville and Eula Blevins, Springfield. Funeral services were held Monday, April 12, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 21, 1982

  
FRANKLIN, Gaylan
1895-1982
Retired miner Gaylan Franklin, 86, of Hager Hill, died Monday, April 26, at his residence. Born in Johnson County in August 1895, he was the son of John and Polly Isaac Franklin. His wife, Bertha, preceded in death in January 1972. A daughter, Mary Stapleton, lives at Hager Hill, and a sister, Julia Morgan, lives in Ohio. Seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren survive. Bill Meadows and Scott Castle officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home on April 29. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

  
GAMBER, Robert
1914-1982
Robert E. Gamber, 68, died April 28 in Palm Beach and Martin County Medical Center, Jupiter, FL. Mr. Gamber was born April 12, 1914, in Ionia, MI, and was a resident of Hobe Sound, FL. He was a retired chief engineer for Marine Engineering Association, a member of the Elks and VFW and served with the U. S. Navy and the Merchant Marine Corp. Surviving are his parents, Perry and Helen Weeks Gamber of Stuart, FL; his wife, Mollie Mae Jenkins Gamber; a son, Robert T. Gamber, Denver, CO; a daughter Joan C. Davis, New Freedom, PA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1, in Fishtrap United Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed, Wayne Blair and Benny Salyers officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

   
HITCHCOCK, Aaron
1982
Aaron Michael Hitchcock, seven weeks old, died Sunday, April 4, in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Tommy Sparks and Jennifer Hitchcock; a sister, Amy Michelle Hitchcock, and his maternal grandmother, Catherine Hitchcock, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

   
MCKENZIE, William
1982-1982
Infant William Paul McKenzie succumbed April 23, shortly after birth in Oklahoma City, OK. He was the son of William and Sue McKenzie. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Kay McKenzie and maternal grandparents are Don and Dolly McKenzie. Beulah McKenzie is the paternal great grandmother. Graveside rites were held at the McKenzie Cemetery, Flat Gap, on April 28, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

   
MONTGOMERY, Frank
1912-1982
John Frank (Gummy) Montgomery, 69, died April 16, in Paintsville Hospital. Born March 19, 1912, in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Jim and Lizzie Keaton Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery was a resident of Paintsville, was self-employed in construction, and was a member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are his wife, Deana Jayne Montgomery, two step sons, Everett Bradley, Van Lear, and Dr. William Bradley, Maysville, six step daughters, Edith Onstott, Indiana, Gladys Oppenheimer, Columbus, OH, Mary Schell, Michigan, Francis hart and Numia Pickle, Paintsville and Janet Butler, Hawaii, two brothers, Harold Montgomery, West Van Lear, and Henry Montgomery, Flat Gap; a sister, Audrey Holbrook, Paintsville, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 18, in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Norman Roberts, and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery, Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Both Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F&AM and Paintsville Order of Eastern Star 320 conducted services at the funeral home. Active pallbearers were Andy Adams, Eddie Cornett, Carl Will, Gary Fitch, Jeff Owens, Doug Murphy, Bob Conley and Wess Gilkey. Honorary pallbearers were I. I. Arrowood, Bill Dyer, James Cox, James Coleman, Gene Coleman and Gene Roberts. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 21, 1982

   
PICKLESIMER, Orville
1982
Orville Picklesimer, 69, a resident of Franklin Furnace, OH, formerly of Johnson County, died Tuesday, April 20. He was the son of the late Simon and Sarah Rice Picklesimer. Surviving are his wife, Julia Dills Picklesimer, five son, two daughters, and one sister. Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 23, with burial following in Floral Hills Cemetery in Franklin Furnace. Harrison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1982

   
WALTERS, Gaylord
1982
Gaylord Walters, 69, died April 20, in Columbus, OH. Born August 25, 1912, in Johnson County, he was a son of the late Taulbee Walters and Laura Spriggs Walters. He was a retired miner and electrician. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Duty Walters, six children, Gary Dale, Kenneth Walters, Flo Mae Clark, Odell Walters, Diane Walters, and David Walters, all of Columbus, and 18 grandchildren. Also five brothers and four sisters, Wince Walters, Offutt, Taulbee Walters, Jr., John L. Walters, and Vern Walters, Williamsport, Gene Walters, East Point, Mrs. Neva Lee Grimes, Dayton, OH, Mrs. Ethel Wallen, Catlettsburg, Mrs. Nannie Hall, McDowell, and Mrs. Fay Ward, Offutt. Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, in Trinity Assembly of God Church with Rev. Kenneth Littlefield officiating. Jerry Spears Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 28, 1982

  
WILLIAMS, Jewell (Shaver)
1927-1982
Mrs. Jewel C. Williams, 55, died April 27 in Grandview Hospital, Fairborn, OH, after an extended illness. Born April 18, 1927, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Rufus and Melissa Hurley Shaver. Mrs. Williams was a resident of Huber Heights, OH, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, her husband, James Williams, a son, Walter Williams, Medway, OH; a daughter, Brenda S. DeMott, Kokomo, IN; six brothers, Carl, Jim, Harold, Dennis and Ken Shaver, Fairborn, and Charles Shaver, Dayton, OH; four sisters, Stella Jenks, Enon, OH, Josephine Mills, Cleveland, OH, Olene Dinnen, Springfield, OH, and Ethel Tatut, Fairborn, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 30, in Oil Springs United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, Eual McKenzie, Harold VanHoose, B. C. Ferguson and Taylor Williams officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982



 
MAY - 1982


   
  
BALDRIDGE, Ulysses
1921-1982
Former Johnson Countian, Ulysses Joe Baldridge, 60, died May 21 at Delaware, OH. A Richwood, OH resident, he was born in Johnson County, in July , 1921, the son of Thomas and Ann Daniels Baldridge. Five son, Lester, Eddie, David, Thomas, and Dewayne, live in Delaware, as do six daughters, Joann Wheeler, Gloria Wheeler, Charlotte Miller, Anna Baldridge, Lelissa Baldridge. A daughter, Linda Slone, lives in Marysville, OH and another daughter, Brenda Preston, lives at Boons Camp. A brother, George Baldridge lives at Whitehouse. Also surviving are three sisters in Ohio, Pearl Blevins of Waldo, Grace Pruitt of Springfield, and Virginia Mullins of Prospect. Thirteen grandchildren survive. Fred Rowland officiated at services Monday afternoon, May 24, in the Hammond Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1982

    
BLEVINS, Virgie (Brown)
1886-1982
Services were held Saturday, May 22, for Virgie Blevins, 96, of Whitehouse, who succumbed May 19 at her home. Born in Johnson County, in February, 1886, she was the daughter of Jerry and Nancy Daniels Brown. Her husband, James Blevins, died in 1942. Survivors include a son, Earl Blevins of Parkersburg, WV, a daughter, Nannie Gross of Whitehouse, and step sons, Jake Blevins and David Williamson. A sister, Myrtle Butcher, lives in Columbus, OH. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Curt Tussey officiated at services held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1982

   
BOWENS, Millie (Castle)
1880-1982
Centenarian Millie Castle Bowens died May 21 at her Thealka residence at the age of 102. Mrs. Bowens was born in Wayne County, WV, in May 1880. Her husband, Henry Bowens died in 1937. A son, Hobart Bowens, lives in Paintsville, and three daughters, Dovie Hale, Vonda Castle, and Florence Wilcox, live at Thealka. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Rev. Don Fraley and Rev. Scott Castle officiated in afternoon services at the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1982

   
BROWN, Eugene
1926-1982
Eugene Brown, 56, died May 24, in Lima Memorial Hospital. Mr. Brown was born March 14, 1926, at Riceville, a son of Lacy and Cloie Lemaster Brown. He was employed as a machinist at Ford Motor Company in Lima, was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran, a member of the Alger First United Methodist Church, a member of the Ada F & AM Masonic Lodge 344 and former chaplain of the lodge, a member of the Order of Easter Star, Chapter Six of Ada and former junior past patron of the chapter, and was a member of Ada American Legion Post 185. He was a Marion Township committeeman and the Ford citizen of the year in 1969, and served seven years on the Alger and Upper Scioto Valley School Board, was a former scoutmaster of Troop 120 of Alger, a former town council member of Alger, a former member of the Alger Library Board and the Alger Fire Association. Surviving are his mother, Cloie Brown of Ada; his wife, Lavonne Warrington, who he married April 28, 1950; a son, Steven of Lima, a daughter, Mrs. Rick Rolston; Alger; three grandchildren; three brothers, Clyde of Ada, Willis of Bellefontaine, and Larry of Bluffton; six sisters, Mrs. Earl Hackworth of Ada, Mrs. Clinton Selvage of Alger, Mrs. David Burkholder of Bluffton, Mrs. James Wilson of Sheridan, WY, Mrs. Paul Hastings and Mrs. Russell Ludwig, both of Dunkirk. Services were held May 26 at the Alger First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Calvin Waugh. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
CARROLL, John
1908-1982
Whitehouse resident, John Parsons Carroll, 73, died Friday, May 14. Mr. Carroll was born November 1, 1908, in Floyd County, the son of Andrew and Nell Parsons Carroll and was a retired miner. His wife, Evelyn Carroll, who he married April 11, 1933, preceded him in death February 13, 1982. Surviving are two daughters, Imogene Nelson, Whitehouse and Julia Hough, Lebanon, MO; a sister, Wanda Tipton, Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, May 17, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the Carroll Family Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1982

    
CHAMBERS, Elwood Sr.
1982
Elwood Nickell Chambers, Sr., 65, died Thursday, May 27, in Houston, TX. Born in Dunham, KY, he was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Frances Nickell Chambers. He was a graduate of Paintsville High School, Alice Lloyd Junior College, Pippa Passes, University of Kentucky, and received a Ph. D from the University of Florida in 1980. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors are his wife, Jeanne Chambers, two daughters, Mrs. Susan Thompson, Houston, and Mrs. Jeannelle Lynch, Denver; on son, Nick Chambers, Katy, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Akers, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Frances Oakley, Orlando, FL; one brother, Creighton Chambers, Huntington, WV; and three grandchildren. Rev. Michael Matthews officiated at services with interment in Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

   
CLINE, Dennis
1949-1982 Dennis Eugene Cline, 33, died Wednesday, May 5, in Nashville, TN. Mr. Cline was born February 2, 1949, in Floyd County, the son of Eugene and Jacquelin Hancock Cline. He was a former employee of A T & T. Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandmother, Marie R. Hancock of Betsy Layne. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Cline Family Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1982

   
CURTIS, Flem
1918-1982
Flem Curtis, 63, died May 29, at his Oil Springs residence. Mr. Curtis was born August 20, 1918, in Johnson County, the son of Johnnie and Mary McCarty Curtis. He was a heavy equipment operator for the State Highway Department and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Blanton Curtis; a son, Johnnie Curtis, Flat Gap; three daughters, Joan Estep, Barnetts Creek, Gertrude Fairchild, Staffordsville and Sue Curtis, Oil Springs; a brother, Walter Curtis, Oil Springs; seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 1, in Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, Eual McKenzie, J. T. Bailey and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in McCarty Cemetery, Manila, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

    
ESTEP, Marjorie (McKenzie)
1926-1982
Mrs. Marjorie N. Estep, 55, died Sunday, May 16, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marlene Wainer, in Holland, OH. Born November 14, 1926, she was a resident of Sylvania, OH. Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Conney Reed, Denver, CO; a brother, Cline McKenzie of Staffordsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 18, at Malson-Dardenne Funeral Home in Maumee, OH. Burial will be today, Wednesday, May 10, in the McKenzie Family Cemetery at Staffordsville with graveside services scheduled for 6 p.m. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1982

   
FRYE, Marvin C.
1982
Marvin C. Frye, 71, of 2215 West Cheery Lynn road, Phoenix, AZ, died May 26, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Frye was born in  Claiborne County, TN and spent most of his life in Kentucky. He was a graduate of Middlesboro High School in Middlesboro, KY, and of the Command General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Mr. Frye was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in Panama and the Pacific and receiving several decorations. He was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Officers’ Association at the time of his death. In 1959, he moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he was employed for 20 years by the Federal Housing Administration. Following retirement from the FHA in 1979, he worked part time for Western American Mortgage Company. He was a member of Royal Palms Baptist Church in Phoenix and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Paintsville. He was active in the American Legion and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Frye is survived by his wife, Roberta, and a brother in law, Kenneth Fitch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1982

    
GILLIAM, Estill
1910-1982
Estill Gilliam, 71, died May 9 in Paintsville Hospital. Born June 28, 1910, in Morgan County, he was the son of Charley and Clarice Wright Gilliam, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Helen Ruth Adams Gilliam; two step sons, Eddie Borders, Salyersville and Ernie Newsome, Paintsville; a step daughter Lorena Williams, Marion, OH, a brother, Jim Gilliam, Knoxville, TN; a sister, Tennie Cantrell, Pickaway, OH, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Floyd Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Paint Valley Memorial Gardens, Morgan County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

   
HANNAH, Proctor
1895-1982
Proctor Hannah, 86, died May 5 in Paintsville Hospital. Born August 27, 1895, in Johnson County, he was the son of Harmon and Liddy Arms Hannah, and was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Maudie Salyers Hannah, two sons, Farrell and Fairy Hannah; Leander, three step sons, John Paul Salyers, West Van Lear, Edgel Salyers, Dayton, OH, and Brooksie Salyers, Columbus, OH; two daughters, Aminda Vandall, Charleston, WV, and Irene Norsworthy, Tampa, FL; and a step daughter, Marie Witten, Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Frankie Woods, Columbus, OH, 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild,. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Arms, Richard Williams, and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

   
HOLBROOK, Bertie (Bond)
1889-1982
Mrs. Bertie Holbrook, 93, died May 31, at her Red Bush home. Mrs. Holbrook was born January 24, 1889, in Johnson County. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John H. Holbrook, who she married in November 1915; a son, Dr. Thomas Holbrook, Huntington, WV; two brothers, Guy Bond, Paintsville and Ogden Bond, Shepherd, MI; and three grandsons. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. in Enterprise Baptist Church, Red Bush, with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial will be in Holbrook Cemetery at Red Bush with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
JACKSON, Henry
1910-1982
Henry Jackson, 72, died May 8 in Riverside Hospital, Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Mr. Jackson was born February 6, 1910, in Johnson County, the son of Elisha and Louise Caudill Jackson. He was a resident of St. Paris, OH. Surviving are his wife, Zella Blanton, two sons, Ermal Jackson, St. Paris, and Arnold (A.J.) Jackson, Urbana, OH; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Dixon, Springfield, OH; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Caudill and Mrs. Rushie Blanton, Paintsville, and Mrs. Earl Gullett, Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, May 12, in Richeson-Wickheman & Atkins Funeral Home with Rev. Morgan Miller officiating. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery at St. Paris. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

   
KING, Dora Mae
1928-1982
Dora Mae King, 53, died May 3 at her Sitka home. Mrs. King was born September 24, 1928, in Johnson County, the daughter of Floyd and Julia Burton King. Surviving are six brothers, Floyd, Jr., Bill, Howard, and Henry King, Sitka, Charlie King, Volga, and Mack King, Marion, OH; and three sisters, Clara Cantrell and Emma Lemaster, Sitka, and Rosa Davis, Marion, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

  
MONTGOMERY, Robert
1959-1982
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday for Robert Clayton (Gummy) Montgomery, 23, of Paintsville, who lost his life in a boating accident at Dewey Lake on Sunday, May 2. He was the son of Elden and Carol Howard Montgomery of Paintsville. He was born January 14, 1959, and attended Paintsville schools, lettering in sports, and later attending Georgetown. He was employed as an engineer with Mason, Barrows, and Feamster at the time of his death. Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his wife, Connie Young Montgomery, Mrs. Montgomery was also injured in the boating accident, and was released from a Lexington hospital late Monday. Other survivors include the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hermalee Howard and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Madge Montgomery. Burial at Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, was to follow the Wednesday services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

  
MOLLETTE, Maggie (Williams)
1902-1982
Williamsport resident Maggie Mollette, 79, died Monday, May 31, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born March 18, 1902 in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Martha Deboard Williams, and was a retired nurse. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Edwards, of Lexington; two brothers, J. B. and James Williams of Williamsport; three sisters, Mae Rose, Williamsport, Ruth Preston, Fairfield, OH, and Juanita Letner, Vandalia, OH; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 2, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
MUSIC, Newt
1906-1982
Newt Music, 76, died Monday, May 3, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Music was born July 17, 1906 in Johnson County, the son of John and Liddy Mollett Music, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are four sons, John Music, Paintsville, Joe Walters, Boons Camp, Richard and Robert Walters, Huntington, IN; ten daughters, Gracie Dunaway, Nora Moore, Margie Osborne, and Betty Reed, Wabash, IN, Ellen Marshall, Dallas, TX, Darlene Fairchild, West Van Lear, Margaret Penix and Nancy Fairchild, Williamsport, and Shirley Fields and Elsie Montgomery, Van Lear; and three sisters, Martha Ramey, Van Lear, Verna Mollette, Boons Camp, and Liza Mullins, Defiance, OH. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Green and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

   
PACK, Mary (Wells)
1902-1982
Mary Ethel Wells Pack, 79, of Williamsport, died Saturday, May 1, at Paintsville Hospital. She was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Jane fields Wells, and was born in Johnson County in October, 1902. Her husband, Ernie Pack, preceded her in death. Richard Held officiated at services May 4, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Fields Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 5, 1982

   
PRESTON, Cecil
1982
Cecil Martin Preston, 71, of Kingston, TN, died Thursday May 27. He was a native of Paintsville, where he taught school from 1933-43, and a graduate of Western State University at Bowling Green. He moved to Oak Ridge, TN, in 1944 and retired from Union Carbide Gaseous Diffusion plant in 1973. He was a avid researcher in genealogy. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Harvalee Rice Preston; a son, Phillip Cecil Preston, Powell, TN; a brother, Leon H. Preston, Paintsville, and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held May 29 in Kingston Memorial Gardens with Rev. Richard Hettrick officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
ROBINSON, Charles
1916-1982
Charles C. Robinson, 65, died Tuesday, May 25, at V. A. Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Robinson was born November 21, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of William D. and Martha Baldridge Robinson. He was a resident of Cleveland and a member of D. A. V. He is survived by three sisters, Pauline Symbulski, Cleveland, Ruth Connors, Willowick, OH, and Oma Rowland, Ashland. Funeral services were held Friday, May 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial followed in Ford Gap, Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
SALYER, Tera (Hatfield)
1894-1982
Flat Gap resident Mrs. Tera Hatfield Salyer, 87, died May 13, in Pattie Clay Hospital, Richmond, after an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born in Johnson County, November 26, 1894, the daughter of George and Florris Layne Hatfield. She was a retired post mistress and merchant and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Isom Salyer, preceded her in death April 8, 1969. Surviving are three sons, Erna of Blaine, Ray of Richmond, and James of Flat Gap; a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Pauline) Stapleton; Detroit, MI; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, in Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Revs. Harold Salyers, Ellis Hamilton and Gerald Hatfield officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1982

   
SALYERS, Eunice (Rice)
1914-1982
Funeral services for Eunice Rice Salyers, 67, of 202 Bridge Street, Paintsville, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam of First Baptist Church officiating. Mrs. Salyers died May 27 at Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was the widow of Ralph Salyers and was an active member of Paintsville First Baptist church. Born August 8, 1914, at Jenkins, she was the daughter of B. G. Rice and Sarah Elizabeth Rice, who now resides at West Van Lear. Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Ray Derucki, Clyde, OH; two brothers, Kenneth Rice of Bethel, OH, and Raymond Rice of Huntsville, TX; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Interment was in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
SALYERS, Fayne (Stambaugh)
1903-1982
Fayne Salyers, 79, died May 15, in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Salyers was born in Johnson County, April 30, 1903, the daughter of Lawrence and Nancy Salyers Stambaugh. She was a resident of Sitka. Her husband, Hebert Salyers, preceded her in death in 1961. Surviving are a son, Ivan Salyers, Louisville, two daughters, Elwanda Salyers, and Marcella Salyers; Sitka; two brothers, Arnold Stambaugh, Ashland, and Roy Stambaugh, Detroit, MI; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 18, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1982

  
WALLIN, Rev. C. H.
1889-1982
Rev. C. H. Wallin, 93, died May 31 at his Keaton home after an extended illness. Rev. Wallin was born May 1, 1889, in Johnson County, a son of Dr. Elihu Tivis and Martha Pennington Wallin. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and Blaine Maasonic Lodge 606 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Fyffe Wallin; four sons, Edgar, Louisa, Glen, Martha, Fred, Catlettsburg, and Howard, Aberdeen, MD; five daughters, Maxie Sparks, Hillard, OH, America Lester, Plain City, OH, Marie Skaggs, Flat Gap., Ilene Hampton, Staffordsville, and Avonell Skaggs, Martha; 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. in Christian Union Enterprise Baptist Church at Keaton with Rev. Ellis Hamilton, Rev. Lafe Skaggs and Elder J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Skaggstown Cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

   
WALTERS, Taulbee Jr.
1916-1982
Taulbee Walters, Jr., 66, died May 14 in V. A. Hospital, Lexington. Born May 8, 1916, in Johnson County, he was the son of Taulbee and Laura Spriggs Walters, and was a resident of Williamsport. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Collinsworth Walters; two daughters, Vivian Wright, Paintsville and Marie Hall, Williamsport; four brothers, Wince Walters, Offutt, Vern and John Walters, Williamsport, and Gene Walters, East Point; and four sisters, Ethel Walters, Ashland, Faye Walters, Offutt, Nannie Hall, McDowell and Neva Lee Grimes, Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, May 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 19, 1982

    
WILLIAMS, Walter
1905-1982
Walter “Bob” Williams, 77, died Monday, May 31, at his Hager Hill home. Mr. Williams was born in Johnson County, April 11, 1905, a son of James and Martha Deboard Williams. He was employed by the State of Kentucky as a mine inspector. Survivors include his wife, Stella Hampton Williams; a son, Bill Williams of Owensboro; a daughter, Opal Melvin of Paintsville; two brothers, J. B. and James Williams, Williamsport; three sisters, Mae Rose, Williamsport, Ruth Preston, Fairfield, OH, and Juanita Letner, Vandalia, OH; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Lowell Pelphrey and Tommy Reynolds will conduct services and burial will be in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 2, 1982


 
JUNE - 1982

   
   
BORDERS, Cinda (George)
1892-1982
Cinda George Borders, 89, died June 27 at her Paintsville home after an extended illness. Born December 15, 1892, in Magoffin County, she was a daughter of Hiram and Margaret Bayes George, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Patrick Borders, preceded her in death July 5, 1974. Surviving are a son, Stanley Borders, Madison, VA; three daughters, Estalena Blair and Mavis Patrick, Paintsville and Opal Clark, Ashland; a sister, Mrs. Allie Bottinjen, San Francisco, CA; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and 4 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 30, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Homer Willis and Joe Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June  30, 1982

   
BORDERS, Donald Jr.
1980-1982
Donald Bernard Borders, Jr., 23 months old, died Tuesday, June 1, at his Volga home. He was born July 1, 1980, in Floyd County. Surviving are his parents Donald and Sharon Rose Borders; a sister, Stephanie Lanell; and his grandmothers, Reva Rose, Volga, and Margaret Borders, Tutor Key. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Richard held and Robert Baker officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1982

   
BRADLEY, Dr. W. A.
1982
Dr. William A. Bradley, 58 year old Maysville dentist, in failing health for the past three years, died in Maysville Hospital Thursday, June 10. Dr. Bradley and his wife, Wilma “Lou” Williams Bradley, were natives of Paintsville. He moved to Maysville in 1953. Dr. Bradley was the first president of the Mason County Library District Board, served as second chairman of the Mason Manor Board, was a director of the Tom Browning Boys’ Club, the Mason County Board of Health and served on the Citizens Advisory Board for the city of Maysville. He was a past president of the Maysville Lions Club, and was affiliated with the Trinity United Methodist Church where he served on the administrative board, and was a member of the Maysville Country Club. The longtime Maysville dentist graduated from Paintsville High School in 1942. He served during World War II, returning home to graduate from Centre College in 1949. Four years later he graduated from dental school at the University of Louisville. He was a member of the Kentucky Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Bluegrass Dental Society and was affiliated with Delta Sigma Delta Honorary Society. Born in Johnson County, September 3, 1923, he was a son of the late Lewis M. and Almeda Shepherd Bradley. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons, Mark Andrew of Lexington and Brian Scrivner, at home; a brother, Everett Bradley of West Van Lear; and five sisters, Mrs. Ann Onstott,, Roch???, IN, Mrs. Gladys Oppenheimer, Columbus, OH, Mrs. Mary Schell, Flint, MI, Mrs. Numia Pickle and Mrs. Frances Hart, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Jun 12 in Trinity United Methodist Church with Revs. Walton Gardner and Homer L. Moore officiating. Burial was in Maysville Cemetery with Knox and Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

   
BUTCHER, Angus
1902-1982
Williamsport resident Angus Butcher, 80, died Tuesday, June 22 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center at Louisa. Mr. Butcher was born April 29, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of the late Garfield and Laura French Butcher. His wife, Mildred Butcher, preceded him in death April 19, 1952. Surviving are six sons, Granville and Clifford, Williamsport, Maurice, Lexington, Angus Jr., Dayton, OH, Joe, Titusville, FL, and Donnie Catlettsburg; a daughter, Bonnie Fraley, Thealka; a sister, Garnett Williams, Beckley, WV; 23 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 25, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Jim Price and Walter Dutton officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery, Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

  
CLICK, Leonard
1982
Leander resident Leonard Click, 64, died June 25. Born January 30, 1917, in Johnson County, he was a son of Joe and Ada Conley Click. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Blanton Click; three sons, Ronnie and Joe of Leander and Lonnie of Hager Hill; four daughters, Wanda Ross, Blaine, Juanita Hall, Leander, Wilma Jenkins, Fuget, and Tammy Hayden, East Point; two brothers, Jerry Click, West Van Lear, and Murl Click, Riceville; six sisters, Okie Conley, Carey, OH, Neva Lemaster, Maxie Caudill, and Rushie Spears, Swamp Branch, Mary Ramey, Plymouth, OH, and Malta Caudill, Carey, OH and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Scott Castle, Bill Campbell and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery, Swamp Branch, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

    
CURTIS, James
1954-1982
Flat Gap resident James Curtis, 28, died June  28, in Magoffin County. Born January 23, 1954 in Johnson County, he was the son of Wonnie and Lunna Estep Curtis, Flat Gap. He was employed as an equipment operator by Meadow Br. Coal Company. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Jean Kestner Curtis; one son, James Allen Curtis, and one daughter, Selena Machele Curtis; seven brothers, Cecil, Michael, John, Tony, Carlo, William and Bryan Curtis, Falt Gap; and five sisters, Barbara Carr, Flat Gap, Patricia Fitch, Stambaugh, Donna Curtis, Flat Gap, Sandra and Eulah Curtis of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held July 1 in the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

    
DAVIS, Eugene
1922-1982
Eugene Davis, 60, died June 22 at his East Point home after an extended illness. Born March 26, 1922, in Johnson County, he was a son of Elias and Flora Webb Davis. He was a self employed merchant. Surviving are his wife, Dorayne Reed Davis, three sons, Doug, Darrell and Danny, all of East Point; five daughters, Flora Grim and Amanda Howard, East Point, Bonnie Reynolds, Allen, Rowena McKenzie, Keaton, and Vivian Conley, Flat Gap; one brothers, Elbert Davis, Line Oak, FL; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, June 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

   
DINGUS, Faye (VanHoose)
1912-1982
Faye V. Dingus, 69, of Martin, died Sunday, June 27, at Paintsville Hospital after a short illness. She was born August 23, 1912, in Paintsville, a daughter of the late Noah and Goldie Blair VanHoose. She was a retired lunchroom supervisor at the Martin School. Survivors include her husband, Furman Dingus, a son, Charles W. dingus, Martin, two brothers, Roy and Ray VanHoose of Paintsville; three sisters, Josephine Howard, South Carolina; Edna Jett, Paintsville, and Mary Hope Walker, Louisville, two grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Martin on June 30 with Elder Lamar Spurlock officiating. Burial was in the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, with arrangements under the direction of the Merion Funeral Home of Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

   
HALL, Chloe (Denny)
1885-1982
Chloe Hall, 93, died June 25 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Born November 8, 1885, in North Carolina, she was the daughter of Leliahle and Josephine Denny. Surviving are her husband, Alex Hall, a foster daughter, Marie West, Baltimore, MD; three nieces, Blanch Hall and Jo Allen Howell of Harold and Kathryn McCall, Prestonsburg; and two nephews, Lafe Scott, Harold and Joe. Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

   
HOLBROOK, Callie (Williams)
1893-1982
Callie Williams Holbrook, 89, died in Oak Mont Manor Nursing Home, Flatwoods, KY, on June 29. Born June 24, 1893, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Hayden and Estellsa Williams and was a resident of Elna, KY at the time of her death. Surviving are a son, Charles W. Holbrook, Jr., Flatwoods, three sisters, Alta Williams, Elna, Flora Dorton and Peggy Kirk, both of Paintsville, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Holbrook, in 1926. Funeral services were held July 1 at the Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Fuget, with Elders Tommie Bailey and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Elna with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

   
JOHNSON, Agnes
1922-1982
Agnes Johnson, 60, died Monday, June 14, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born May 29, 1922 in Johnson County, she was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are her parents, Grant and Daisy Rice Johnson, and two brothers, Glen and Hansel Johnson, both of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Family Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1982

   
KIMBLER, Leroy
1914-1982
Leroy Kimbler, 68, died June 11 at his Blaine residence. Mr. Kimbler was born April 11, 1914, in Johnson County, the son of Ben and Emma Bryant Kimbler. He was a retired chef. Surviving are a son, Larry Kimbler, a daughter, Mary Phyllis Howett, Marion, OH; a brother, Chester Kimbler, Marysville, OH and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

   
MEADE, Willie Sr.
1916-1982
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 24, for Willie Elmo Meade, Sr., 66, who died June 21 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Meade was born in Lawrence County, February 18, 1916, a son of the late Samuel and Sarah Hager Meade. He was a resident of Louisa, a carpenter, and a member of Masonic Lodge 699. Surviving are his wife, Anna Jordan Meade, six sons, George and Willie, Jr., Whitehouse, Davis and James C., Leesville, LA, Thomas, Van Lear, and Richard, Louisa; three daughters, Marion VanHoose and Sarah Whittaker, Louisa and Linda Wiley, Williamsport. Also, six brothers, and sisters, June Meade and Gertrude Elkins, Flora Home, FL, Johnnie Meade, Norfolk, VA, Kate Preston, Mansfield, OH, Mary Alice Smith, Huntington, WV, and Francis Bartlett, Charleston, WV; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Bruce Daniels and Cecil Price officiated at services in Richardson Chapel Church. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

  
PRESTON, Loyd (Daniel)
1933-1982
Loyd Preston, 49, died June 29 in Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, after an extended illness. Mrs. Preston was born May 12, 1933 at Offutt, and was a resident of McVay. She was employed as an LPN for Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Preston attended Meade Memorial and was a graduate of Mayo State Vocational Technical School. Surviving are her parents, Vina Simpson, Red Bush, and Frank Daniel, Richmond, VA; her husband, Claude Preston; two sons, Claude R. and Anthony Preston; and two daughters, Glenna and Danielle Preston, all of McVay; one sister, two half sisters, a half brother, and two grandchildren. Burial was in the family cemetery at Huddy with Hatfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

    
PRINCE, Harry
1910-1982
Harry Prince, 71, died Tuesday, June 8, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Prince was born June 17, 1910 in Paintsville, a son of James and Minnie Davidson Prince. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Venice Daniel Prince, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Delores Woods, Raleigh, NC, and June Joseph, Paintsville; a brother, James M. Prince, Tutor Key; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 11, in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

   
RICE, James L.
1941-1982
Funeral services were held June 19 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for James Leon Rice, 41. Mr. Rice died June 16 at his Huber Heights, OH home. He was born June 15, 1941 in Johnson County, the son of Orville and Mildred Stapleton Rice of Salyersville. He was a technician for Wells Fargo Company in Dayton, OH, a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a member of Dayton Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his mother, Mildred Rice; his wife, Ann Parker Rice; and two aunts, Lois Skaggs, Blaine, and Nova Estep, Volga. Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiated at services with burial following in the Salyer Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1982

  
RIVERS, Phyllis
1937-1982
Miss Phyllis Ann Rivers, 44, died Saturday, June 19, in a Nashville, TN hospital after an extended illness. Born November 6, 1937, at West Van Lear, she was the daughter of Bert and Roxie Fitzpatrick Rivers. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a professor of business at the Freewill Baptist Bible College in Nashville. She is survived by her father. Funeral services were held June 22 in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham cemetery at Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1982

  
SKAGGS, Virgie (Young)
1896-1982
Mrs. Virgie Young Skaggs, 85, died Thursday, June 10, at her Lowmansville residence after an extended illness. Born November 4, 1896, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joe Harrison and Mary Lyons Young. She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Jonah S. Skaggs, preceded her in death in 1973. Surviving are five sons, Edgel, Thurman, and Buell, Lowmansville, Herbert, Ulysses, and J. W., Columbus, OH; two daughters, Pauline Lemaster, Lowmansville, and Ruth Martin, Huntington, WV; a brother, Arlie Young, Adams, KY, three sisters, Ella Ousley, Martin, Julia Holbrook, Garrett, and Ollie Nickols, Franklin, OH: 31 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 13, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist church with Ellis Hamilton and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Young-Skaggs Cemetery at Lowmansville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

    
SMITH, Virgil
1923-1982
Virgil Smith, 58, of 1101 Derring Ave., Mansfield, OH, died Sunday morning June 13, in Peoples Hospital after an extended illness. He was born September 5, 1923, in Paintsville, a son of the late Ira and May Ruth Keaton Smith. Mr. Smith had lived in Mansfield, Oh since 1952 and was a retired construction worker affiliated with labor local 1216 AFL-CIO, where he was the oldest member. He was a member of the Wyandotte Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II in the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Bowling Smith; one daughter, Mrs. Fermin (Shirley Jean) Logez of Holland, MI; one son, Virgil David, Mansfield, OH; one grandson, Michael David Lopez, and four adopted grandchildren, Ferman Santos, Kathryn Louretta, Kennith Harold and Cindy Ann Lopez, all of Holland, MI. Survivors also include three brothers, Bernard and Hershell of Paintsville and Woodrow of Royalton; and two sisters, Betty Joe Varner, Bellville, MI, and Dorothy Davis, Paintsville. Services were held, Wednesday, June 16, in the Wyandotte Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Hertis H. Stone officiating. Burial was in Springmill Cemetery with Wappner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

   
SOWARDS, Leonard Jr.
1919-1982
Former Paintsville resident Leonard Sowards, Jr., died June 3, in Veterans Hospital, Dayton, OH. He was born November 22, 1919, the son of Leonard Sowards and Fannie (Shug) Roberts Sowards. He served 4 ½ years in World War II under the command of General Patton. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Con Lyon, Sitka, and two brothers, Dan H. Sowards, Ft. Worth, TX, and Charles E. Sowards, Grove City, OH. Chaplin Thomblin of the Protestant Chapel officiated at services. Burial was in the National Military Cemetery in Dayton with George C. Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 16, 1982

   
STAMBAUGH, Martin
1928-1982
Martin L. Stambaugh, died Sunday, June 27, in Marion General Hospital, Marion, OH. He was 52 years old.  Mrs. Stambaugh was born February 26, 1928 in Paintsville, a son of Garfield C. Stambaugh, Jr. of Scottsdale, AZ, and the late Effie Lee Castle Stambaugh.  He was a 17 year employee of Techumseh Products and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Carol S. McCoy Stambaugh, who he married December 21, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas; a son, Dan M. Stambaugh, Marion; 2 brothers, John W. Stambaugh, Scottsdale, AZ, and Gar Stambaugh, W. Carrollton, OH; 2 sisters, Alberta Sturgill and Avonelle VanHoose, both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be  held July 1, in Boyd Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Arthur Derry officiating. Burial was in Marion Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

    
VENCIL, Charles Jr.
1934-1982
Paintsville resident, Charles Roy Vencil  Jr, 47, died June 18, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Vencil was born Nov 5, 1934 in Johnson County and was self employed in construction work. Surviving are five sisters, Olga Duffy, Oil Springs, Charlotte Dishion, Paintsville, Lennis S. Orem, Owingsville, Ruth White, Lexington, and Faye Persfull, South Bend, IN. Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1982

  
WEAVER, Julia
1957-1982
Julia Kaye Weaver, 24, of Garrett, died Sunday, June 27 at Hindman. Julia was born December 4, 1957, at Martin, a daughter of Roy Weaver and Leota Boleyn Weaver. She was employed as a computer operator for Brown Produce Company of Prestonsburg. Julia is survived by her mother, Leota Weaver, and one brother, Benjamin Lloyd Weaver, both of Garrett. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 30, in the Christian Community Church at Garrett with Jim Reed officiating. Burial was in the Boleyn Cemetery at Garrett with arrangements under the direction of the Merton Funeral Chapel of Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

    
WELLS, Loretta (Blair)
1917-1982
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17, for Loretta Wells, 64. Mrs. Wells died Sunday, June 13, in University Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born June 29, 1917 in Johnson County, the daughter of William O. and Addie Conley Blair, and was a resident of Whitehall, OH. Her husband, Glen Wells, preceded her in death June 19, 1979. Surviving are a son, Woodridge Wells; Grove City, OH; a brother, Eugene Blair, Paintsville; a sister, Donna Campbell, Columbus, OH and one grandson. Curtis Sheets officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1982

    
WOOD, Vina (Castle)
1895-1982
Paintsville resident Mrs. Vina Clay Wood, 86, died June 19 in Marion General Hospital, Marion, IN. Mrs. Wood was born in Paintsville, August 7, 1895, a daughter of Lafe and Mary Daniel Castle. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death are two husband, John Clay and J. P. Wood. Surviving are a son, Manuel Clay, Marion, a brother, Rev. Scott Castle, Paintsville; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 23, 1982

   
WRIGHT, William
1934-1982
Funeral services were held June 5 in Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Prestonsburg, for William Alex Wright, 47. Born July 12, 1934, in Floyd County, he was a resident of Hager Hill and a disabled employee of Engineering Casting Company of Marshall, MI. Surviving are his parents, Ed and Addie Wallen Wright, his wife, Loretta Allen Wright; two sons, Lewis Edward, Albion, MI, and Kenneth, at home; two daughters, Mary Ruth, at home, and Darlene Hackworth, Stockbridge, MI; three sisters, Mrs. Roberta Powell, Ivel, Mrs. Josephine Greene, West Prestonsburg, and Mrs. Sue Ann Poe, Marshall, MI; and six brothers, Kenneth Ray, Martin, JR., and George David Wright, all of Marshall, James of Effert, MI, Charles Roger and Jackie Bert, both of Prestonsburg. Elder Hobert Holbrook officiated at services with burial in Richmond Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 9, 1982


 
JULY - 1982


   
  
BLAIR, Ronald J. Sr.
1925-1982
Ronald J. Blair, Sr., 57, died July 9, in Huntington V. A. Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born in Ohio, July 10, 1925, a son of Sam and Mary Estep Blair. He was a resident of Paintsville, a master plumber and a U. S. Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Vickie Frazier Blair; three sons, Ronnie and Larry Blair, Paintsville and Vernon Blair, Grove City, OH; a step son, Cecil Blevins, Paintsville; a daughter, Charlene Moore, Paintsville; a step daughter, Sheila Blevins, Staffordsville; five brothers, Melvin Blair, Lowmansville, Marvin, Chalmer, and Major Blair, Staffordsville, and Frank Blair, Sitka, a sister, Eula Mae Wheeler, Staffordsville, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 12, in Third Street Freewill Baptist church with John Frank Ratliff and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1982

    
BROWN, William
1905-1982
William Brown, 76, died July 13 in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born December 26, 1905 in Johnson County, he was the son of Lewis and Judy Arrowood Brown. He was a resident of Tutor Key and a retired miner. Surviving are a sister, Gussie Akers, Paintsville, and two half sisters, Blanche and Lilly Brown, Lowmansville. Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill, Ricky VanHoose and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

   
CANTRELL, Polly C. (Cantrell)
1914-1982
Mrs. Polly C. Cantrell, 68, of Whetstone Road, Greenup, died at her residence at 10:45 p.m. July 26, after a brief illness. She was born February 19, 1914 in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Henry and Lou Jenkins Cantrell. She was a 50 years member of the Lebanon United Baptist Church in Morgan County. She is survived by her husband, Hallick Cantrell; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Davis, Westerville, OH, Mrs. Virgie Lou Farris, Laura, OH, Mrs. Gertrude Hunt, Marion, OH, Mrs. Versie Miller, Fletcher, OH, Mrs. Mabel Valdez, Pataskala, OH, and Mrs. Virginia Ruth Evans, Troy, OH; four sons, Chester Cantrell, Troy, OH, Orville Cantrell, and David Cantrell, Greenup, and Johnny Ray Cantrell, Delaware, OH. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Julie Fyffe, Keaton, and Mrs. Prudie Wright, Dingess; three brothers, Harvey Cantrell, Greenup, Sam Cantrell, Russell, and Clinton Cantrell, Brodsaw, WV; 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Riggs Funeral Home, Greenup, Friday, July 30, with Rev. Charlie Price and Clifford Trimble officiating. Burial was at Crockett, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1982

   
CHILDERS, Laura (Music)
1908-1982
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 7, for Laura Music Childers, 73, of David. Mrs. Childers died July 4 at her home. She was born November 27, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of W. H. and Maggie Hurt Music. Her husband, Forest Childers, preceded her in death June 3, 1970. Surviving are two sons, John Forest Childers, Belleview, OH and Glen Mack Childers, Prestonsburg; two daughters, Hazel Shepherd and Ruehemmie Hager, both of David; one sister, Mamie Music, Bonnets Springs, FL; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Dick VanHoose, Vernon Slone and Lew Long will officiate at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

    
CHILDERS, Richard
1912-1982
Richard L. Childers, 70, died in Highlands Regional Medical Center July 5. A resident of Auxier at the time of his death, Mr. Childers was born April 3, 1912, the son of Arch and Birdie Vaughn Childers. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Ford Childers; a son, Archer F. Childers, Louisa; a daughter, Sharon Thomas, Louisa; one brother, Clifford Childers, Auxier, and one sister, Buretta Brady, Riestertown, MD and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Doug Burkett and Clyde Bowling officiating. Burial will be in the Ford Cemetery at Ford Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

    
CONLEY, Emma (Archer)
1982
Emma Archer Conley, 54, daughter of the late Dr. Ernest E. Archer and Fannie Auxier Archer died July 31, in Louisville. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Conley; a son, Robert  of Louisville; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Morrow, Somerset and Mrs. Stephen Mcmenamin, Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Rapier, Paintsville and Mary Roberts, Vero Beach, FL; and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at Highland Funeral Home, Louisville at 2 p.m. August 2, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1982

   
COX, Richard
1952-1982
Richard Allen “Rick” Cox, 29, died Thursday, July 15, at his Ulyss4es residence. Mr. Cox was born December 24, 1952 in Lawrence County. He was employed by Wilma’s Trucking of River. Surviving are his parents, Luther and Gladys George Cox, and a brother, Bennett Cox, River. Funeral services were held July 18 in Borders Chapel Church with Ellis Hamilton and Jody VanSickle officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, River, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

   
DANIELS, Opal (Fraley)
1917-1982
Paintsville resident, Opal Daniels, 65, died July 1 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born February 14, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Bessie Newcomb Fraley. Survivors include one son, Pete Daniels, Paintsville, six daughters, Stella Howard, Peggy Daniels, Marie Daniels and Debbie Daniels, all of Paintsville, Geraldine Daniels, U. S. Army and Betty Blanton, Dayton, OH; four brothers, ruel Fraley, Michigan, George Fraley, Clio, MI, and Homer Fraley, Columbus, OH; three sisters, Liz Whittaker, Paintsville, Catherine Davis, Wittensville, and Gypsy Lyons, Springfield, OH, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

   
DAVIS, George C.
1921-1982
George C. Davis, 60, died July 7 at his residence in Lehigh Acres, FL. He was born October 8, 1921 at Denver, the son of Daniel and Lucy Burke Davis. Surviving are his wife, Bertha McDowell Davis; three daughters, Patricia McGinty, Sandra Butler and Terri McGhee, all of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Tava Reed, Columbus, Eunice Tepper, Lehigh Acres, FL, and Effie Spradlin, Paintsville; one brother, Walter Davis, Columbus, and three grandchildren. Mr. Davis was a World War II veteran and served 21 years in the U. S. Army. Funeral services were held July 13 at the Broadman Baptist Church, Columbus, with Rev. Bobby Walker officiating. Burial was in the Alexandria Cemetery in Albany, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

   
DOOLEY, Sarah (Daniels)
1891-1982
Lowmansville resident Sarah Brown Dooley, 90, died Wednesday, July 21, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born December 2, 1891 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Grant and Missouri Daniels, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Dooley was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Brown, on April 25, 1951, and by her second husband, Grant Dooley. Survivors include a half brother, Beecher Daniels, Mechanicsburg, OH; a sister, Beulah Castle, Fort Gay, WV;28 step grandchildren, 53 step great grandchildren, and 39 step great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 24, in George’s Creek Untied Baptist Church, Lowmansville, with Elders Ervin Preston and Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the Brown Family Cemetery at Lowmansville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1982

    
FAIRCHILD, William
1918-1982
William L. Fairchild, 63, died July 8 in Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH. He was born July 14, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of William and Laura Spradlin Fairchild. He was a resident of Dayton, OH, and was self employed as a machinery dealer. Surviving are his wife, Faye Meek Fairchild, a son, William C. Fairchild, New Lebanon, OH, a daughter Lorna Fultz, Dayton, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Price and Hershell Brown officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1982

   
GRAY, Dorothy (Davis)
1915-1982
Dorothy Gray, 67, died July 1 in University Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born February 16, 1915 in Johnson County, to Daniel and Lucy Burke Davis. Surviving are three sisters, Tava Reed, Columbus, Eunice Tepper, Lehigh Acres, FL and Effie Spradlin, Paintsville, and two brothers, Walter Davis, Columbus, and George Davis, Lehigh Acres, FL. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, in Evans Funeral Home, Columbus with Rev. Johnny McGinty officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

   
HANEY, Leonard
1909-1982
Funeral services were held July 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Columbus, OH resident Leonard Haney, 73. Mr. Haney died July 10, at his home. He was born in Ohio, December 24, 1909, a son of the late Michael and Harriet Morse Haney. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Mae Haney, two daughter, Betty Mollette, Barnetts Creek, and Linda Tackett, Lexington; and a brother, Carson Haney, Columbus. Dick VanHoose officiated at services with burial following in the family cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1982

   
HARRIS, James H.
1890-1982
Funeral services for James H. Harris, 91, were held Saturday, July 24, in the Salem United Methodist Church, Paton, IA. Rev. William McAlpine, pastor of the church officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Denver Nuckolls, Carl Peterson, James E. Fields, Jens Rugaard, Isabelle Nuckolls, Robert Swedlund, Fred Fillman, Sr., and Lloyd Seela. Casket bearers were Grant Wolf, Jr., James Bohnker, Roy Lemaster, Larry Bohnker, Karl Harris and James Cordial. Interment was in Paton Township Cemetery, Paton, IA The Slininger Funeral Home, Jefferson, IA was in charge of services. James Herbert Harris, son of Rev. David and Catherine Wheeler Harris was born September 26, 1890, in Johnson County. As a young man James moved to Greene County, IA, and lived in Dawson and Washington townships. He was baptized into the Paton Methodist Church in West Buttricks Creek. On February 25, 1915, James was united in marriage with Della Lehman in Boone County. The family farmed in Greene County east of Paton until Mr. Harris retired in 1957. At the time of his death, James was a member of Salem United Methodist Church at Paton. He had been a Sunday School teacher and a trustee of the church. He was a member of the Paton Lions Club and had served as the first vice president of the Community State Bank for 25 years. Mr. Harris died Thursday, July 22, at Jefferson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1979, a son, Raymond, two brothers and seven sisters. He is survived by his children, Wilma (Mrs. Lyle) Bohnker of Denison; Florence (Mrs. Grant) Wolf of Paton; and Kenneth Harris, also of Paton; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was the uncle of Ronald Harris, Virgil and Roy Lemaster of Flat Gap, John Lowell Lemaster of Paintsville, Bruce Slone, Mrs. George Slone and Mrs. Virgil Slone of Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

    
HAYSLETT, Mayme (Deboard)
1910-1982
Mayme Hayslett, 72, died July 4 in Paintsville Hospital. Born August 13, 1910 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of the late Kenis and Mary Daniel Deboard. Mrs. Hayslett was preceded in death by her husband, Rhule Hayslett, Sr., in 1972. Surviving are two sons, Rhuie Hayslett, Jr., Louisville, and Randell “Tookie” Hayslett, Paintsville, two sisters, Daisy Lively, Louisville, and Theodora Woodward, Detroit, MI; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 7, at 1 p.m. in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Irvin Castle and Richard Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Hall Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

   
HILL, Lloyd E.
1915-1982
Lloyd E. Hill, 66, died Sunday, July 25, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mr. Hill was born October 22, 1915 in Morgan County, a son of Joseph and Rachael Hill. He was a farmer and resided at Fuget until the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Vertie Wright Hill; one son, Sankie Hill of Flat Gap, four daughters, Gladys Jean Cantrell, West Liberty, Lina Emaline Cantrell, Flat Gap, and Shirley Frances Cantrell and Virginia Gaye Tackett, both of Fuget; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, Conn, Ed and Jeff Hill, all of Ashland, and Lundy Hill of Crockett; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cantrell, Flat Gap, Mrs. Beulah Cantrell, Red Bush, and Mrs. Mintie Daniel, West Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 28, at Old Cold Springs United Baptist Church, Elna. Elders Garrett Cordle, Thurl Daniel and Melvin Wright will officiate. Burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery at Fuget with arrangements under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1982

    
JOHNSON, Beulah (Holbrook)
1982
Beulah Holbrook Johnson, wife of Hatler Johnson and a former Paintsville resident, died July 6 at Greenville, SC. The Johnson lived on Fourth Street in Paintsville nearly 56 years, moving to Greenville in February 1880 to be near their daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Helen ) Condron. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, and daughter. Also surviving are sisters, Sally Shuff of Lexington, Bess Auxier of LaFollette, TN and Marie Fyffe and a brother, Hady Holbrook of Red Bush. A granddaughter and three great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Phebe Holbrook. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1982

   
JOHNSON, Farra
1899-1982
Farra Johnson, 83, died July 13 in Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH after an extended illness. Born April 24, 1899, in Johnson County, he was the son of Robert and Jeanetta Evans Johnson. He was a resident of  Trotwood, OH, and a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Ruth Johnson, preceded him in death June 30, 1959. Surviving are a son, William H. Johnson, Kettering, OH, two daughters, Ruby McKenzie, Trotwood, and Jewell Crace, Hager Hill; a sister, Mrs. Challie Spradlin, West Van Lear; 19 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, July 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery, Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

   
KENNARD, Clifford
1907-1982
Hager Hill resident Clifford Kennard, 75, died Sunday, July 18, at his home. He was born May 21, 1907 in Virginia, a son of John D. and Tetora Lowe Kennard. He was employed as a miner. Mr. Kennard is survived by his wife, Thresia Tredway Kennard; one son, John Kennard of Paintsville; two daughters, Betty Puckett, Hager Hill and Edith Ravenscraft, Paintsville; two brothers, Jim Kennard, New York, and Oits Kennard, Ashland, four sisters, Mattie Caudill, Ashland, Vircil Dingman, Ft. Wayne, IN, Alta Mae Coubran, Warsaw, IN and Hazel Conley, Hager Hill; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, in the Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

    
LITTERAL, Paul
1951-1982
Paul Litteral, 30, died July 18 at his Naples, FL home. Mr. Litteral was born October 28, 1951 in Boyd County, a son of Alonza Litteral and Francis Jean Rice Litteral. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Rachel Litteral; five brothers, Ronald, Porter, IN, Donald, Hobart, IN, Roger, Fayetteville, AR, James, Ashland, and John, Mechanicsburg, and three sisters, Janie Fairchild, Thelma, Judy Tackett, Staffordsville and Janet Salyer, Volga. Private graveside services were held July 20 in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 21, 1982

   
MOLLETTE, Ricky
1982-1982
Ricky Dean Mollette, two month old son of Ricky and Jackie Mollette of Williamsport, died July 2, at his home. Ricky was born April 29, 1982 in Fayette County. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Timothy and Tony Mollette, Williamsport, paternal grandparents, Jim and Opal Mollette and maternal grandfather, Perry Mason, Sandy Hook, KY. Funeral services were held July 5 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Plummer officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 7, 1982

   
RICE, Ernest
1912-1982
Ernest Rice, 70, died Thursday, July 22, in Union County Memorial Hospital in Marysville, OH. Mr. Rice was born March 13, 1912 in Johnson County, a son of John and Chattie VanHoose Rice. He was a former tool and die maintenance superintendent and a member of the Marysville Church of Christ. He was a charter member of Chandlersville Masonic Lodge, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Union County Amateur Radio Club and Union County Counseling Service. Surviving are his wife, Garnette Castle Rice, who he married July 5, 1939, two sons, Dan Rice, Hillard, OH, and Ron Rice, Marysville; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Henry, Middletown, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Luda Mae) Ropp, Springfield, OH, and Mrs. Mabel Jinks, Troy, OH; a brother, John Rice, Jr., Urbana, OH, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 26, in Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville with Rev. John White officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Paintsville, Wednesday, July 28, 1982

   
VANHOOSE, Ray
1907-1982
Paintsville resident Ray VanHoose, 75, died July 29 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. VanHoose was born January 20, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Noah and Martha Blair VanHoose. Surviving are his wife, Lura Blanton VanHoose; three sons, Eddie VanHoose, Paintsville, Joe VanHoose, Bridgeport, CT, and George VanHoose, New Orleans, LA; a daughter Janet VanHoose, Bridgeview, IL; a brother Roy VanHoose, Paintsville and three sisters, Edna Jett, Paintsville, Josephine Howe, South Carolina, and Mary Walker, Louisville. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1982

   
WARD, Gladys (VanHoose)
1913-1982
Gladys Ward, 69, died July 7 at her Paintsville residence. Born March 16, 1913, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Manuel and Ora Bland VanHoose. Surviving are her husband, Dewey Ward, a daughter, Mrs. Billie Joe Cantrell, Cleve, OH, three brothers, Alvin VanHoose, Inez, Morriss VanHoose, Cincinnati, IH, and Lester VanHoose, Paintsville, three sisters, Anna Belle Harper,  Mansfield, OH, Opal Montgomery, Flat Gap and Marie Crum, Paintsville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held July 9 in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1982

   
WHITAKER, Sadie
1897-1982
Sadie Whitaker, 84, died Sunday, July 18, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born November 12, 1897, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Martin and Angeline Yates Whitaker. She was a resident of East Point, a retired employee of Penn Railroad, and a member of Lick Fork United Baptist Church. She is survived by several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 20, in Lick Fork United Baptist Church with Paris Music and Lemuel Williams officiating. Burial war in Milom Family Cemetery at East Point with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1982

  
WILEY, Frank
1907-1982
River resident Frank Wiley, 75, died Wednesday, July 28, at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Wiley was born February 19, 1907 in Pike County, the son of William Elza and Elizabeth Wheatly Wiley. He was a retired employee of C & O Railroad. His wife, Susie Whitaker Wiley, preceded him in death July 23, 1974. Surviving are four sons, Eugene, Columbus, OH, Ralph, Grovertown, GA, Burns, Cardington, OH, and Glenn, Manchester, MI; two daughters, Madeline Craft, Chelsea, MI, and Shirley Shuman, Glennville, GA; two sisters, , Nolda Hale, Delbarton, WV, and May Noble, Norfolk, VA; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 1 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Fred Rowland officiating. Burial was in the Whitaker Family Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1982

    
WILLIAMS, Callie (Blevins)
1896-1982
Mrs. Callie Williams, 85, died Saturday, July 3, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, October 25, 1896, the daughter of Andy and Hallie Clark Blevins, and was a resident of Staffordsville at the time of her death. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Myrcle Williams, in 1976. Survivors include a brother, Proctor Blevins, Staffordsville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, at Old Union United Baptist Church with Tommy Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Blevins Family cemetery at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 14, 1982

   
WILSON, Thomas
1911-1982
Thomas (Del) Wilson, 71, of Auxier, died Thursday, July 22, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. A retired coal miner and member of the U. M. W. A., he was born March 15, 1911, in Scott County, TN, the son of Joseph and Dora Wilson. His wife, Emagene Wilson, preceded him in death in September, 1974. Survivors include three sons, Thomas R. Wilson and Michael G. Wilson, of Prestonsburg and Larry D. Wilson of Lexington; two daughters, Brenda McKenzie and Della Plummer of Auxier; and ten grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Paul Wilson of Paintsville and Woodrow Wilson of Russell and a sister, Mrs. Ova Music of Prestonsburg. Surviving half brothers, and sisters include Archie and Alfred Wilson, Mildred Lilly, Willa Hubbard, Collene Slone and Estile Kitchen. Lloyd Senters officiated at services held Saturday, July 24, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the Richmond Cemetery at Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 28, 1982


  
AUGUST - 1982


   
  
BLACKBURN, J. Albert
1982
J. Albert Blackburn, 72, died Monday at his Colonial Heights, VA residence. Mr. Blackburn was the son of Albert and Matilda Smith Blackburn, a former resident of Kentucky and a retired coal miner. Surviving are six sons, Paul B. Greensburg, IN, Bill, Shelbyville, IN, Gene O. and Larry D., Paintsville, Eddie H., Prince George County, VA, and David H., Huntington, WV, three daughters, Mrs. Lois Webb, Colonial Heights, VA, Mrs. Ernestine Walker and Mrs. Keith Williamson, Camden, SC; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Hunt, Lexington; 29 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 25, in E. Alvin Small Funeral Home Chapel in Colonial Heights with Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Southlawn Memorial park, Petersburg, VA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1982

   
BORDERS, Jesse
1902-1982
Ulysses resident Jesse borders, 78, died Monday, August 2, in Paintsville Hospital. Born December 22, 1902 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Joseph and Fannie Murray Borders. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Chandler Borders, who he married July 23, 1921 at Lowmansville; four sons, T. J. and Earl Dean of Ulysses, Paul of Lexington, and Douglas of River; two sisters, Margie VanHoose, Ulysses, and Daisy Wilkins, Ft. Pierce, FL; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 4, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Jesse Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1982

    
BROWN, Lattie (Fannin)
1904-1982
Lattie Fannin Caudill Brown, 77, died August 9, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Brown was born August 19, 1904, in Johnson County, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Fannin, and was a resident of River. Preceding her in death were two husband, Elzie Caudill, 1944, and Glen Brown, 1975. Surviving are four sons, Harry Caudill, Nippa, Samuel Caudill, Blaine, Harvey Caudill, Stambaugh, and Elzie J. Caudill, River, three daughters, Sarah James, Auburndale, FL, Barbara Shepherd, Springfield, OH, and Gladys Caudill, River, four step sons, James and Thurman Brown, River, Randall Brown, Plain City, OH and Herbert Brown, Indiana; two step daughters, May Green and Marie Chandler, Ohio. Also, four sisters, Mary Lou Gregory, Houston, TX, Gladys Peters, Florida, Bernice Smith and May Hicks, Huntington, WV; three half sisters, Mrs. Gene Wellman, Huntington, WV, and Mrs. Don Ward, Point Pleasant, WV; one half brother, Frank Fannin, Winfield, WV; 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 12 in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist church with James Kelly Caudill, C. C. Hall and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

   
BURNSIDE, Grace (McCarty)
1982
Mrs. Herman (Grace) Arms Burnside, 73, of 319 South Locust St., Urbana, OH, died recently in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH. Survivors include her husband, Herman, two daughters, Mrs. June Hunt of Tucson, AZ, and Mrs. George (Mary L.) Clark of Marysville, OH; two sons, Nellis Arms, Springfield, OH, and Jessie Robert Arms, Urbana; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a step son, James Burnside, Millerstown, OH, a step daughter, Mrs. David (Jane) Stambaugh, Urbana; and two brothers, Jack and Toby McCarty both of Paintsville. Services were held in the Missionary Baptist Church of Springfield, OH with the Rev. James Reed officiating. Burial was in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1982

   
CASTLE, Gaylord
1908-1982
Gaylord “Dago” Castle, 74, died August 25 in his Greentown home at Thealka. Born May 26, 1908 in Johnson County, he was the son of Joe and Nora Robinson Castle and a retired coal miner. He was a member of the UMWA. Surviving are a brother, James Harrison “Windy” Castle, Columbus, OH, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Patrick, Tutor Key and Mrs. Arizona Patrick, Chelsea, MI. Funeral services were held Friday, August 27 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

   
CHANDLER, Ethel (Hayes)
1897-1982
Ethel Hayes Chandler, 84, died August 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Chandler was born November 30, 1897, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Leander and Lou Miller Hayes. She was a resident of Lowmansville. Her husband, Jeff Chandler, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Chandler, Colonial Heights, VA; two daughters, Pearl Smith and Jean Castle, Lowmansville; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held August 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lindsey Davis officiating. Entombment was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1982

   
DAVIS, Rev. Hubert Sr.
1915-1982
Rev. Hubert Davis, Sr., 67, died August 26 in Highland Regional Medical Center. Born May 13, 1915 at Weeksberry, he was the son of Emory and Virginia Clark Davis. He was a resident of Paintsville and a minister in the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Rowland Davis, four sons, Orion Davis, Van Lear, Oliver Davis, Sitka, Hubert Davis, Jr., Paintsville and Delano Davis, Fargo, ND; a step son, James Reed, Meally; a daughter, Mildred Rose, Mt. Sterling; a brother, Emory Davis, Jr., Flint, MI; three sisters, Marjorie Haney, Flint, MI, Mildred Sosnowich, Paintsville, and Ann Totten, Millington, MI; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 29, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with C. C. Hall and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

    
FAIRCHILD, Ralph Jr.
1928-1982
Ralph Fairchild, Jr., 53, died Monday, August 9, in Riviera Beach, FL. Mr. Fairchild was born October 31, 1928 in Johnson County, the son of Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rister Fairchild. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Fairchild; five sons, Gary Lee and Phillip Wayne, Charleston, SC, Larry Joe, Lexington, Michael Dean and Ronald Edward, Paintsville, three brothers, Robert of Dayton, OH, Ruell Edd, Boons Camp, and Roy Hobert, Charleston, WV, three sisters, Robert Castle, Columbus, OH, Ruby Slone, Paintsville, and Nell Christian, West Jefferson, OH, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle and James Crider officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

   
FRANKLIN, Willard
1920-1982
Willard Franklin, 61, died August 2 at his Keaton home. Born November 9, 1920, at Whitehouse, he was a disabled veteran of the U. S. Army and the son of Walker and Bertha Osborne Franklin. Surviving are his wife, Carol Ferguson Franklin; a step son, David Michael Ferguson, Sitka, a step daughter, Gena Marie Ferguson, Flat Gap; a brother and sister, Walker Franklin, Jr., and Mrs. Juanita Evans, Keaton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 5 at 2 p.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lafe Skaggs and Homer Evans officiating. Burial will be in Skaggstown Church Cemetery, Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1982

   
FRAZIER, Samuel
1978-1982
Samuel J. Frazier, three year old son of Samuel and Inis Pennington of Staffordsville, died August 6 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born December 6, 1978, in Johnson County. Surviving are five brothers and sisters, Samuel David Frazier, Conroe, TX, Billy and Ellen Sue Holbrook, Dolphis Ray Frazier and Croten Rena Pennington, all at home; his maternal grandparents, Green and Carrie Ramey, Flat Gap and his paternal grandmother, Addie Frazier, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Larry Lemaster officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1982

   
GILLUM, Alvin
1919-1982
Alvin Gillum, 63, died Monday, August 23, in Louisa Community Hospital. Mr. Gillum was born in Elliott County, January 14, 1919, a son of William and Roseanna Adkins Gillum. He was a resident of Martha. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Ferguson Gillum; four sons, Christopher and William, Martha, Arthur and Kenneth, Xenia, OH; two daughters, Iretha Mae Keaton, Martha and Christina McKenzie, New Carlisle, OH; two brothers, Edward Gillum, Martha, and James Gillum, Crockett; four sisters, Jailey Eldridge, Municipal, IN, Loucinda Kelly and Alma Keaton, Plain City, OH, and Nancy Gillum, Martha, a half sister, Millie Maxie, Martha; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral ser vices were held Thursday, August 26, in Elizabeth Church, Martha, with Elmer Burchwell and Donnie Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the family Cemetery at Terryville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

    
GREER, Margaret (Burke)
1893-1982
Margaret Naomi Greer, 89, died Monday, August 30, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Greer was born February 25, 1893, in Johnson County, the daughter of Calvin and Martha Music Burke. She was a resident of East Point. Her husband, Samuel W. Greer, preceded her in death in 1944. Surviving are four sons, William Calvin, Paintsville, Claude, Cleveland, OH, Guy, Lexington, and Paul B., Albany, GA, two daughters, Evelyn Flanery, Allen, and Madge Rutledge, Lexington; four brothers, Howard Burke, Ashland, Green Burke, Ragland, WV, Arch Burke, Frankfort, and John Burke, Tampa, FL; two sisters, Sarah Williams, Paintsville, and Ruth Meek, West Van Lear; 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held September 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with E. W. Damron officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
GRIMM, Jewellene (Sawyers)
1913-1982
Paintsville resident, Mrs. Jewellene Grimm, 68, died August 6 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, after an extended illness. Mrs. Grimm was born November 8, 1913, in Ashland, a daughter of Alonzo and Roxie Chapman Sawyers. She was a sales clerk for Peggy Lou Shoppe and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Luther Grimm, a son, David L. Grimm, Columbus, OH, two daughters, Marsha Carol Fletcher, Columbus, and Sharon Kaye Frost, Auburn, IN; six brothers, and sisters, Bill Sawyers, Chesapeake, OH, Carroll Sawyers, Worthington, Ethel Chapman and Katrina Sawyers, Greenville, MI, Gladys Dills, South Point, OH, and Virginia Scott, Huntington, WV. Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Nippa, with Revs. James Kelly Caudill and Edgar Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1982

   
HAMPTON, Leona (Dale)
1918-1982
Mrs. Leona Hampton, 63, died August 19 in her Paintsville home. Born December 30, 1918, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Lucy Dale. Surviving are her husband, Willie Hampton, two brothers, Paul VanHoose, Paintsville, and Bill Dale, Dayton, OH, and a sister, Edna Joyner, Ocoee, FL; and a nephew, Hobie Dean Witten, Sitka. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 22, in Paintsville Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1982

   
KELLY, Charlie
1902-1982
Flat Gap resident Charlie Kelly, 79, died Monday, August 2, at his home. Born September 26, 1902 in Morgan County, he was the son of Joe Lee and Martha Ellen Hill Kelly. He was a farmer and a member of Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616 F & AM. His wife, Myrtle Fyffe Kelly preceded him in death March 22, 1967. Surviving are four sons, Callis, Staffordsville, Maxwell, Flat Gap, Wallace and Nelious, both of Dayton, OH; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 5, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 4, 1982

   
LITTERAL, Lindsey
1918-1982
Lindsey “Hog” Litteral, 64, died August 21 in V. A. Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Litteral was born July 16, 1918, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Oil Springs. Surviving are a brother and sister, Harry and Alice Litteral, Oil Springs and a niece, Marilyn Adams, Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, August 23, in Oil Springs Methodist Church with Richard Held officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1982

   
NECESSARY, Victor
1947-1982
Victor Aaron Necessary, 35, died Sunday, August 29, at River. He was born June 28, 1947, in Logan, WV, a son of Joe and Frances Meek Necessary. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a coal truck driver and a member of the Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his father, are his wife, Janet Cook Necessary, who he married June 12, 1967; two sons and one daughter, Albert Lee, Jeffery Robert and Susan Jane; all at home; a brother, Joe Roger Necessary, Roann, IN; and his step mother, Margaret Necessary. Funeral services were held September 1 in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Baker, Denvil Mollette, and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Flem Meek Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

    
POWELL, Glenn
1899-1982
Glenn Powell, 82, died August 21, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington. Born December 23, 1899, he was a resident of Harrodsburg. His wife, Elizabeth May Powell, preceded him in death in 1977. Surviving are a son, Dr. Glenn R. Powell, Harrodsburg, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 24, in First Baptist Church 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, August 25, 1982

    
PRESTON, Wendell
1942-1982
Wendell Preston, 40, died August 10 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born July 10, 1942, in Johnson County, a son of Wilson “Buster” and Gladys Griffith Preston. He was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving in addition to his father, are two daughters, Wendy Mollette, and Paula Preston, and a brother, Gary Randall Preston, all of Hager Hill. Van Lear Masonic Lodge No. 885 conducted services Thursday. Funeral services were held Friday, August 13, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

   
SPARKS, Kathleen (Colvin)
1916-1982
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, September 1, for Mrs. Kathleen Colvin Sparks, 65. Mrs. Sparks died August 30 at her Manila home after an extended illness. Born December 18, 1916, in Johnson County, she was a daughter of Samuel Forrest and Julia Blanton Colvin. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Maxwell Sparks, a son, James Harold Sparks, Middlesboro; two daughters, Catherine Jane Sparks, Oil Springs, and Sandra Kay Sparks, Paintsville, two sisters, Juella Richardson, Toledo, OH, and Anna Rae Williams, Oregon, OH, eight brothers, Virgil and Mitchell Colvin, Waverly, OH, Sanford Colvin, Columbus, OH, Warner Colvin, Volga, Samuel Colvin, Jr., West Virginia, Dough Colvin, Camden, OH, Chester Colvin, Springboro, OH, and Harmon Colvin, Curtice, OH. Funeral services will be held in Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

   
SPENCER, Dosha (Marshall)
1897-1982
Mrs. Dosha Marshall Spencer, 85, died August 14 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Spencer was born January 10, 1897, in Morgan County, the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Cantrell Marshall. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Cyrus Spencer, preceded her in death November 25, 1973. Surviving are four sons, Rev. Bruce Spencer, East Point, Rev. Henry Spencer, Powell, OH, Thomas Spencer, West Jefferson, OH, and Jasper Spencer, Washington Court House, OH, six daughters, Faye May, Mathenie, WV, Rebecca Hitchcock, Shirley George and Cynthia Hayden and Rushie Branham, Columbus, OH and Amanda Collins, Nippa; and a brother, Turner Marshall Indiana. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17 in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church at East Point with Revs. Herbert Arms, Bill Campbell and Hubert Stone officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

   
STAMBAUGH, Patsy
1938-1982
Patsy Stambaugh, 44, died August 19. Miss Stambaugh was born June 28, 1938 in Johnson County, a daughter of Una and Alice Preston Stambaugh. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a clerk for T G & Y Store. Surviving in addition to her mother are three brothers, Billy Joe, Paintsville, James Thomas and Charles Michael, Hager Hill and two sisters, Nancy Carol Click, Leander and Ruth Brown, Denver. Funeral services were held August 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Joe Bayes and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 25, 1982

   
TAYLOR, Myrtle (Fairchild)
1912-1982
Myrtle Taylor, 70, died Sunday, August 29 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born July 29, 1912, the daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild. Surviving are three daughters, Edna Holbrooks, Decatur, AL, Eula McKenzie, Albion, IN, and Ann Edgar, Ft. Wayne; five sisters, Fay Porter, Monroeville, IN, Arizona Ward, Ft. Wayne, IN, Tavia Fairchild, Bertha Selvage and Ethel Connely, Paintsville and a brother, Crate Fairchild, Ft. Wayne. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 1 at 2 p.m. in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Ft. Wayne. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 1, 1982

    
VANHOOSE, Monnie (Ferguson)
1903-1982
Mrs. Monnie Bailey VanHoose, 79, died August 7, in Louisa Community Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. VanHoose was born February 22, 1903 in Red Bush, the daughter of James Hayden and Ida Creton Ferguson. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, Hige Bailey, preceded her in death in 1956. Surviving are her husband, Fred VanHoose; three step daughters, Mrs. Ollie McKenzie and Mrs. Ernestine Hackney, Sitka, and Mrs. Reba Castle, Nippa; four brothers, Lunday Ferguson, Flat Gap, Clyde, Elwood and Hargus Ferguson, Blaine; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle West, Louisa, and Mrs. Lura McCoy, Louisiana. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in the VanHoose Family Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 11, 1982

   
WALLACE, John
1900-1982
John McDonald “Don” Wallace, 81, died August 13, at his Cannonsburg home. Mr. Wallace was born November 19, 1900 in Lawrence County, the son of Clint and Betty Preston Wallace. He was a retired freight agent for C & O Railroad. His wife, Nell Wilbur Wallace, preceded him in death January 23, 1975. Surviving are a son, Tyrus C. Wallace, Cannonsburg; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sammons officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

   
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth (Walters)
1901-1982
Williamsport resident Elizabeth Williams, 80, died Tuesday, August 10, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born November 30, 1901 in Martin County, she was the daughter of the late John and Nannie Preston Walters. She was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John B. Williams, who she married June 16, 1925 in Paintsville; two sons, Fred Williams, Columbus, OH and Walton Davis, Flint, MI; two daughters, Loretta Adams, Dover, OH and Roberta Williams, Thelma, one sister, Martha Preston, Boons Camp; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son and one daughter. Funeral services were held Friday, August 13, in Old Friendship United Baptsit Church with Rev. Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

    
WILLIAMS, Walter
1982
Walter Curtis Williams, 34, died August 8, in Springfield, OH. He was the son of the late Jewell Williams and James Williams. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Mary Williams, a daughter, Dawn Marie Williams, at home, and a sister, Brenda sue Demonte, Kokomo, IN. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 11 in Oil Springs United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed, Eual McKenzie, and Harold VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 18, 1982


 
SEPTEMBER - 1982


   
  
BARBER, Rhuie (Davis)
1906-1982
Rhuie Davis Barber, 76, died September 9, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after an extended illness. Born July 1, 1906 in Paintsville, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Glena Childers Davis. Mrs. Barber was a resident of Davis Branch and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Curtis Barber; two sons, Charles Richard Barber, Paintsville, and James D. Barber, Jeffersonville, IN; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1982

   
BAYES, Hershel
1917-1982
Hershel Bayes, 65, died September 8 in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. Mr. Bayes was born April 11, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Charlotte Vencill Bayes. He was a resident of Wittensville, a retired employee of Big Sandy RECC and a member of the Rush Fork Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Witten Bayes, who he married in 1943 at Oil Springs; three brothers, Ted Bayes, Staffordsville, Wendell Bayes, Frankfort, and Herald Bayes, Gratis, OH, a sister, Geneva Williams, Circleville, OH. Funeral services were held September 11 in Rush Fork Methodist Church with Richard Held officiating. Burial was in Witten Cemetery, Wittensville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1982

    
BLAIR, Viola (Preston)
1917-1982
Hager Hill resident Viola Preston Blair, 65, died September 15 at her home. Born March 5, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Harry and Lillian Dills Preston. Surviving are her husband, Willie Earl Blair, two sons, Charles Blair, Flatwoods, and Steve Blair, Hager Hill; two daughters, Lillian Cantrell, Hager Hill and Judy Spradlin, West Van Lear; a brother and sister, Wilson and Alice Stambaugh, Hager Hill; and five grandchildren. Eastern Star services were held Saturday at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held September 19 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
BOWE, Bessie
1909-1982
Bessie Bowe, 73, died September 29, in Ironton General Hospital, Ironton, OH. Born June 12, 1909 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of William and Lou Witten Bowe, and was a resident of South Point, OH. Surviving are one niece and five nephews. Funeral services were held October 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
BROWN, Hershel
1929-1982
Hershel Brown, 53, died Thursday, September 16, in Louisa. Mr. Brown was born September 8, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of David K. and Stella Barker Brown. He was a resident of River, a service repairman for Maggard’s Hardware, and a member of the River United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Daniel Brown, who he married, September 11, 1947 in Paintsville; two sons, Ralph Brown, Ashland, and Bruce Brown, Thelma; two brothers, Escom Brown, Lacaron, OH, and Herbert Brown, Springfield, OH; five sisters, Lola Leaser, Springfield, Dorothy Music, Irvine, Hazel Ross, Sunberry, OH, Ethel Pendelton, Columbus, OH, and Louise Collinsworth, Lexington, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, in River United Baptist Church with Charles Price, J. G. Pelphrey and Lonnie Terry officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery, River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
BURCHWELL, Cecil
1914-1982
Cecil H. Burchwell, 67, died Sunday, September 5 in Dayton, OH. He was born November 15, 1914, in Johnson County, a son of Jessie and Mintie Burchett Burchwell. Mr. Burchwell was a retired employee of General Motors Delco Air Division, where he had worked for 32 years, a member of the Easat Dayton Church of Christ and Neon, KY Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Jewel (Corder) Burchwell; two daughters, Mrs. Donna L. Smith and husband, Arden, Miami Township, OH, and Brenda Gail Turner, West Carrollton, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Charles M. Wells, Paintsville and Jewell Burchwell, Ashland; a brother, James Burchwell, Dayton; and two grandchildren, Michael and Craig Smith. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 9 at 2 p.m. at East Dayton Church of Christ. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call at West Brock Funeral Home, 17123 Wayne Avenue, Wednesday, September 8, 4-8 p.m. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

    
BUTCHER, Norman Lee
1940-1982
Norman Lee (Sonny) butcher, 42, died September 15 in Paintsville Hospital. Born January 19, 1940 in Johnson County, he was the son of Norman Lee and Lillie Mae Castle Butcher. He was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Janet Jasper Butcher; a daughter Teri Leigh Butcher, Paintsville, three brothers, Robert Wendell Butcher, Penn Yan, NY, Paul Butcher, Van Lear and Douglas Butcher, Lexington; and s sister, Betty Colvin, Camden, OH. Funeral services were held September 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Ray Russell and David Brown officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
CANTRELL, Hazel (Curtis)
1914-1982
Mrs. Hazel E. Cantrell, 68, died September 20 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Cantrell was born January 17, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of Richard M. and Loutisha Williams Curtis. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Jimmie Cantrell, preceded her in death December 25, 1968. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Christa Cantrell Salyer, Flat Gap; a brother, James M. Curtis, Flat Gap; one sister, Audrey King, Sunbury, OH; two grandsons and one great granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 22 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Cantrell Cemetery on Cantrell’s Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
CASTLE, Ferbie (Green)
1889-1982
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ferbie Jane Castle, 93. Mrs. Castle died September 1 in Lancaster, OH. She was born August 15, 1889, in Lawrence County, the daughter of George and Mary Ramey Green, and was a resident of Haydenville, OH. Her husband, Harry Castle, preceded her in death. Surviving are three brothers, Lawrence Green, Haydenville, Frank Green, New Holland, OH, and Jesse Green, Paintsville; and two sisters, Zora Sparks, River, and Melissa Sparks, Lowmansville. Jarrett Caudill and Jesse Caudill officiated at services with burial in George Green Cemetery, Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
CASTLE, James D.
1939-1982
James D. Castle, 43, died Wednesday, September 29, 1982 in Community Hospital following several months of illness. He was born May 20, 1939 in Lowmansville, a son of Monroe and Nolda Castle.  He was a resident of Springfield for over 25 years and was an employee of The International Harvestor Company.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley K. (Beverly) Castle; his mother, Mrs. Nolda Castle, Paintsville; two sons, Keith and Todd, at home; two daughters, Mary Castle, Charleston, SC, and Heather, at home; four brothers, Floyd, Chillicothe, OH, Carl and Dallas, Springfield, and Lester, Richmond, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Melvin and Mrs. Louise Melvin, Paintsville, Mrs. Evalee VanHoose, Lowmansville, Mrs. Garnet Ratliff, Staffordsville, Mrs. June Fitch, Springfield; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Monroe, in 1965. Services were held in the Austin Richards and Raff Memorial Home with the Rev. Sturgil McCarty officiating.  Interment was in Rose Hill Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
COLLINS, Glady (Wells)
1901-1982
Bennie Blankenship and Jerry Scott conducted funeral services in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Glady Collins, 81. She died September 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was born January 9, 1901, in Johnson County the daughter of William and Ella Spears Wells, and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are six sons, Christopher and Harold Collins, of Taylor, MI, Denman and Jesse Collins of Van Lear, James Collins, Lakewood, NJ, and Colbert Collins, Farmingdale, NJ; two daughters, Verdie Mollette, Milan, MI and Evelyn Goodman, Freehold, NJ; a brother, Elmer Wells, Van Lear; 26 grandchildren, two step grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 10 with burial in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1982

   
DANIEL, Havlyn
1919-1982
Havlyn “doc” Daniel,63, died Thursday, September 2, in Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born January 31, 1919, in Floyd County, the son of Harrison and Minnie Williams Daniel. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gwendolyn Plymale Daniel; seven sons, Kenneth, David and Anthony Daniel, St. Pete, FL, John Daniel, Fredrickstown, OH, Timothy Daniel, Millersport, OH, Troy and Marty Daniel, Paintsville; a step son, Ronald Ellis, U. S. Army, a daughter, Havalenna Daniel, Paintsville; two step daughters, Mary Kibler, Prospect, OH, and Annamarie Knee, Ontario, Canada; a brother, Harrison Daniel, Jr., Columbus, OH, and one sister, Garnett Davis, Meally. Funeral services were held September 5 in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
DOTSON, Alex
1906-1982
Alex Dotson, 75, died Saturday, September 4 in Park View Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN. MR. Dotson was born October 14, 1906 in Floyd County, the son of Tom and Lema Baldridge Dotson. He was a resident of Silver Lake, IN, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Charles Dotson, Mousie; a daughter, Lois Daniel, Hager Hill, five sisters, Louisa Porter, Auxier, Lemma Mae Snipps and Celia Wheeler, Ohio, Birdie Harmon and Alma Snipps, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 7 in Titus Funeral Home with Revs. Ralph Dotson and Albert Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, IN. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1982

   
FAIRCHILD, James
1896-1982
James Fairchild, 86, died September 17 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Fairchild was born January 27, 1896, in Johnson County, the son of John and Pearlie Fairchild, and was a resident of Staffordsville. Surviving are a brother, Jess Fairchild, Staffordsville and three sisters, June Chaffins, Paintsville, Alka Ratliff and Rosa Fairchild, Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery, Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
FITCH, Harold
1915-1982
Harold Fitch, 67, died September 15 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Fitch was born September 3, 1915 in Lawrence County, a son of Pea and Ella Laney Fitch. He was a resident of Thealka. Surviving are his wife, Lilly Castle Fitch; two sons, Hobart Cecil Fitch, Napolean, OH and Harold Fitch, Springfield, OH; three daughters, Helen Webb, Alice Martin and Teri Kenton, all of Springfield; a brother, James Fitch, Mt. Sterling; three sisters, Dixie Bauer, California, Alma Selvage, Circleville, OH and Irene Howard, Chillicothe, OH; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Meadows, Don Fraley and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Ramey Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
GILBERT, Emery
1900-1982
Emery Gilbert, 81, died September 20 in Green Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Gilbert was born November 22, 1900, in Boyd County, the son of Henry and Anna Gilbert. He was a resident of Fairborn, OH and a retired miner. His wife, Edith Watson Gilbert, preceded him in death in 1966. Surviving are a son, John T. Gilbert, Fairborn and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dean Pack officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 29, 1982

    
GREEN, Jesse
1894-1982
Jesse Green, 87, died September 17 in Paintsville. Mr. Green was born December 1, 1894 in Johnson County, a son of George and Mary Ramey Green. His wife, Ina Mae Wheeler Green, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Wilbur Green, Holden, WV; two brothers, Lawrence Green, Haydenville, OH, and Frank Green, New Holland, OH; two sisters, Zora Sparks, River and Malissa Sparks, Lowmansville, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, in Paintsville United Baptist church with Lafrance Rigsby and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
HAYSLETT, Erma (Walters)
1894-1982
Erma Walters Hayslett, 88, died September 1 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Born August 23, 1894, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Lafe and Amanda Elliott Walters and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are two nieces, Imogene Lewis, Boons Camp, and Evelyn West, Oil Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Glen Arrowood and Ivan Butcher officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery, Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
LAMBERT, Genevieve (Roberts)
1903-1982
Genevieve Lambert, 79, died September 3 in Huntington Hospital. She was born March 29, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Daniel and Carrie Melvin Roberts, and was a resident of Huntington. Surviving are her husband, Jim Lambert; a daughter, Eileen Hester, Louisa, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. L. Moore officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
MARTIN, Jennia Denise
1964-1982
Jennia Denise Martin, 17, died September 19 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Miss Martin was born November 18, 1964, in Johnson County, the daughter of Larry and Elizabeth Martin of Barnetts Creek. She was a Johnson Central High School senior and a member of Distributing Education Clubs of America (DECA). Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, David Martin, at home; paternal grandparents, Dallas and Louise Martin, Chandlersville, and maternal grandparents, Curtis and Bethia Blair, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 22 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Willie Bolin and Dave Flanery officiating. Burial will be in Blair Cemetery, Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
MEADE, Paris
1901-1982
Paris Meade, 81, died Saturday, September 25, in Paintsville Hospital. Born March 17, 1901, in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Christina Robinson Meade. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired miner and farmer, and a member of Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving a4re his wife, Nora Burchett Meade; three sons, Carl of Ypsilanti, MI, Clyde of Brighton, MI and Ray of Nippa; two daughters, Annabelle Stambaugh, Ypsilanti, and Ruth Blair, Staffordsville, and three sisters, Mable Collins, Ypsilanti, Nancy Bowling, Hopkinsville, and May Ward, Paintsville. Also four half brothers, Marvin Meade, Catlettsburg, Mitchell Meade, Thealka, Jeff Meade, Wurtland, and Grover Meade, Lovely; a half sister, Savannah Burns, Nippa; a step brother, William Castle, Nippa; a half sister, Myrtle Blanton, Stambaugh; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 29 in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist church with Grover Castle, James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Paintsville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
MESSER, Richard
1966-1982
Funeral services were held September 6 in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church for Richard Allen Messer, 16. Mr. Messer died September 3 at his Staffordsville home. He was born January 6, 1966, in Ohio. Surviving are his parents, Hillard Messer and June McCarty; his wife,, Linda Ratliff Messer; four brothers, Jackie McCarty, Staffordsville, George Tackett, Columbus, GA, Steve Tackett, South Charleston, OH, and Robert Tackett, Springfield, OH; and three sisters, Doris Haney and Clarice Ayers, Paintsville, and Lulanda Holbrook, Staffordsville. John Frank Ratliff officiated at services with burial following in the Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
MUSIC, Clara (Ratliff)
1898-1982
Clara Music, 84, died September 2 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Music was born January 15, 1898, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Van Lear. Her husband, Amos Music, preceded her in death November 1, 1975. Surviving are five sons, Ora Music, Richwood, OH, Arlo Music, Michigan City, IN, Arvin, Everett, and Clarence Music, all of Wabash, IN; five daughters, Eva Wells and Erma Lee Blair, Van Lear, Mae Honeycutt, Edith Kestner, and Ivory Parks, Wabash, IN; two brothers, Jim Ratliff, Paintsville, and Jess Ratliff, Ohio; two sisters, Flora Caldwell, Sitka, and Venis Music, Ohio; 34 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 5, in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church 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 8, 1982

   
HARKLESS, Harkless
1916-1982
Harkless “hark” Pack, 66, died September 13. He was born April 6, 1916 in Lawrence County, the son of Fenton and Algenah Lyons Pack, and was a resident of Thealka. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Castle Pack, two brothers, Fred Pack, Lowmansville, and Oakie Ratliff, Paintsville and two half sisters, Pauline Hurt, Wooster, OH, and Myrtle Mayes, Dayton, OH. Masonic services were conducted September 15 by Paintsville Masonic Lodge No. 381 F & AM. Funeral services were held September 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Meadows, Jerry Castle and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

  
PACK, Helen (Meade)
1922-1982
Mrs. Helen Meade Pack, 61, died Monday, September 13, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mrs. Pack was born March 27, 1922, in Johnson County, the daughter of Arnollis Sr.and Beulah Ward Meade. She was a resident of Dayton, OH. Surviving are two sons, Garry Pack, Warrenton, VA and Larry Pack, Thelma; two brothers, Arnollis and Charles Meade, Lexington, and a sister, Lou Rita Sullivan, Los Angeles, CA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
PACK, Rema
1911-1982
Funeral services were held September 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rema Pack, 70. Miss Pack died September 19 in U K Medical Center. She was born September 20, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Rennie and Angie Webb Pack and was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are three brothers, Herman Pack, Sun City, AZ, Russell Pack, Van Lear, and Virgil Pack, Dayton, OH; and a sister, Dorothy Meade, Morris Plains, NJ. Meredith Spurlock officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

   
RICE, Sarah (Spears)
1889-1982
Sarah E. Rice, 93, died September 5 at her West Van Lear home. Mrs. Rice was born June 18, 1889, in Floyd County, the daughter of Henry and Martha Moles Spears. Her husband, Bernice “B. G.” Rice, preceded her in death January 19, 1962. Surviving are two sons, Raymond Rice, Bethel, OH, and Kenneth Rice, Huntsville, TX; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 8 at 1 p.m. in Lackey Freewill Baptist Church with Winfred Rice officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Lackey with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
RUSSELL, Rose (Haus)
1894-1982
Mrs. Rose E. Russell, 88, died Sunday, September 12 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mrs. Russell was born September 6, 1894, in Ohio, a daughter of William A. and Sallie E. Holland Haus. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Ed A. Russell, preceded her in death December 23, 1980. Surviving are two sons, Luther Russell, West Van Lear, and Ed Russell, Jr., St. Claire Shores, MI; a daughter, Elizabeth Little, Bypro, KY; a sister, Julie Bicker, Lexington; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 15 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

  
SALYER, Minyard
1894-1982
Minyard Salyer, 87, of Blaine died Wednesday, September 8, at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Salyer was born December 11, 1894 at Flat Gap, a son of Levi and Lydia McDowell Salyer. He was a veteran of World War I, a long time member of the United Baptist Church and a member of the VFW. He was a retired miner and farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Williams Salyer; four sons and four daughters, Robert Salyer, Johnstown, OH, Marcus Salyer, Grove City, OH, Ralph Salyers, Adams, KY, Marvin Lee Salyers, Blaine, Mrs. Uwa Lois Hylton, Louisa, Mrs. Gloria Faye Delong, Adams, Mrs. Madaline Vanculin, Piqua, OH, and Mrs. Lydia Rose Batsakis, Cincinnati, OH; 28 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; and one sister, Dortha Frazier. Funeral services were held September 11 at the Young Funeral Home in Louisa with Elder Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1982

   
TRIMBLE, John
1906-1982
John Trimble, 76, a retired carpenter and resident of Staffordsville, died Thursday, September 30, at his home. Born in Johnson County, in September 1906, he was the son of Willie and Gertrude Conley Trimble. Survivors include his wife, Maymie Horn Trimble; a son, Mark Trimble of Staffordsville; two daughters, Pauline Tackett of Staffordsville and Billie Houston of Portsmouth, OH; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He also is survived by a brother, Jim Trimble of Van Lear, and a sister, Myrtle Hall of Baltimore, MD. James Crider, Guy Frazier, and Lonza Reed officiated at services Sunday, October 3, in the chapel of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
WALLEN, Gracie (VanHoose)
1894-1982
Mrs. Gracie Wallen, 87, died Wednesday, September 1, in Springfield, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Wallen was born October 14, 1894, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Wallace and Julia Fannin VanHoose. She was a member of the Beatty Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Isom Wallen, preceded her in death May 9, 1967. Surviving are two sons, Earl Wallen, Springfield, and Phillip Gene Wallen, Urbana, OH; seven daughters, Iretta Justice, Louella Osborne, Lydia Meek, Josephine Booth, Doris Lee Calvert and Ernestine Aldridge, all of Springfield, and Dolores Hurt, West Van Lear; a brother, Frank VanHoose, West Portsmouth, OH; 26 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Forest Dyer and Paul Calvert officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

   
WELLS, John
1909-1982
Van Lear resident John O. Wells, 72, died September 6 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Wells was born October 13, 1909 in Johnson County, a son of Mose and Cora Honeycutt Wells. Surviving are his wife, Irma Spriggs Wells; three brothers, Woodrow of West Van Lear, Willie of Van Lear, and Henry of South Point, OH, and three sisters, Mabel Adams, Henryville, IN, Maggie Collins and Eula Williams, both of Van Lear. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 8 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

  
WILLIAMS, Houston
1894-1982
Houston Williams, 88, died September 18 at Van Lear. Mr. Williams was born May 15, 1894 in Tennessee, a son of Sanders and Nancy Dennis Williams, and was a resident of Van Lear. His wife, Thelma Williams, preceded him in death in 1965. Surviving are a son, Delmar Williams, Columbus, GA; six daughters, Retha Fox, Ashland, Ruth Stambaugh, West Van Lear, Phyliss Murphy, Warren, MI, Glenna Music, Jane Brown and Nancy Wells, all of Van Lear; two brothers, Roy and Arbel Williams, Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982

  
YORK, Tammy Ann
1982-1982
Tammy Ann York, infant daughter of Jay and Ruby Laney York, Offutt, died September 11 in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are four half-brothers and sisters, Jimmy L., Louisa, Evelyn, and Linda Strong and three sisters, Loretta Lynn, Jessica Lee and Dovie Irene, all at home. Graveside services were held September 12 in Laney Cemetery, Offutt, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 15, 1982

  
YOUNG, Otto
1901-1982
Van Lear resident Otto Young, 81, died September 13, at his home. Mr. Young was born in Johnson County, June 22, 1901, the son of George and Mary White Young. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Evans Young; two sons, James Earl Young, Denver, and Foster Young, Columbus, OH; two step sons, Estill Clark, Van Lear, and Johnny Clark, Flat Gap; three daughters, Katherine Hyden, Warsaw, IN, Mary Hitchcock, Columbus, OH, and Eleanor Young, Van Lear; two step daughters, Betty Murphy, Van Lear, and Nannie Hall, Franklin, KY; two brothers, Gilbert Young, Murray, and Bradley Young, Van Lear; 25 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and 33 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Hill and Kenny Collins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 22, 1982


 
OCTOBER - 1982


   
  
BLEVINS, Pearlie (Jayne)
1909-1982
Services were held Monday for Mrs. Pearlie Blevins, 73, of Staffordsville, who succumbed Friday, October 1, following a heart attack. A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Blevins was born May 10, 1909, the daughter of John W. and Cora Blanton Jayne. Her husband, Paris Blevins, died in 1967. She is survived by a son, Ford Blevins, of Staffordsville, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Angeline Caudill of Cable, OH. Elder J. T. Bailey and Rev. Charles Stapleton officiated at services in the Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Burial was in the Jayne Cemetery, also at Staffordsville. The Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
BORDERS, Vina (Murray)
1897-1982
Vina Borders, 85, died October 10 in Mercy South Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Mrs. Borders was born July 8, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret Murray. Her husband, John E. Borders, preceded her in death May 24, 1968. Surviving are two sons, Melvin Borders, Lowmansville, and Samuel Borders, Grove City, OH; five daughters, Ann Clark, Middletown, OH, Exer Lemaster, New Carlisle, OH, Estelle Clark, Richwood, OH, Ruby McGinnis, Ironton, OH, and Nellie Conley, Salyersville; 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 13, at 3 p.m. in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in the Borders Cemetery, Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1982

  
BUTCHER, Melvin
1916-1982
Van Lear resident, Melvin Butcher, 65, died October 4 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Butcher was born September 27, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of Thomose and Minnie Butcher. He was a miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys VanHoose butcher, a son, Bobby Butcher and two daughters, Davis Delong and Joyce Dollarhide, all of Van Lear; six brothers, Wetzel, Jessie and Warren Butcher, Van Lear, Hershell, Frank and Thomas Butcher, Wabash, IN; one sister, Daisy Beddow, Columbus, OH; and five half sisters, Lidda Mae Collins, Wanda Prater, Dorothy Burkes and Joan Music, Wabash, IN and Thelma Hash, Chicago, IL. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elzie Banks and Vernon Mollette officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

  
CASTLE, Sterling
1899-1982
Sterling Castle, 83 died October 4, 1982 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Floyd Co KY, after an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born April 30 1899, in Johnson County, the son of Clark and Nancy VanHoose Castle. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired miner and state mine inspector, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife Fannie Daniels Castle; six sons, B. L. Castle Leesburg, FL, Joe Add Castle, Bluffton IN, Quintin Castle, Ashley, OH, Everett Castle, Nippa, Harrison Castle, Clay Pool, IN, and Jimmy Castle, Wabash, IN; two daughters, Joyce Lee Staniford, Wabash, IN, and Bonnie Stambaugh, Louisville; a brother Oscar Castle, Winifred, 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. in Chandlersville Masonic Lodge Hall, Lowmansville, with Irvin Castle officiating. Burial will be in the Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa, with Jones - Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
CONLEY, Hollie
1914-1982
Hollie Conley, 68, died October 25 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born October 9, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Dora Cheek Conley. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired coal miner, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, June Tackett Conley; three sons, Hollie Hasel Conley, Wabash, IN, Sam Conley, Nippa, and James Conley, Auxier; eight daughters, Patsy Adams, Cincinnati, OH, Jackie Via, Richmond, VA, Vestine Castle, Frankie Lemaster, Janie McKenzie, and Barbara Sue Delong, Nippa, Dora Trimble, Oil Springs, and Rita Lynn Meade, Thealka, a sister, Mrs. Ova Back, Sacramento, CA; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 27, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church, with Revs. Bruce Daniel and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Conley Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

   
FRALEY, Imogene (Hall)
1913-1982
Imogene Fraley, 69, died October 1 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Fraley was a resident of Paintsville. She was born January 13, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of Lon Hall and Lucy Wells Hall. Surviving are her husband, Ruie Fraley, and a sister, Virginia Hall Ward of Paintsville. Funeral services were held October 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

   
FRAZIER, Sollie
1982
Sollie Frazier, died Sunday, October 24, in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa. Mr. Frazier was a resident of Ashland, a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a brother, Squire Frazier, and a sister, Madge, both of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held October 26, in Concord United Baptist Church with B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery, Thelma, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1982

   
HARRIS, Richard
1911-1982
Richard Bill harris, 70, died October 19 in Paintsville Hospital. Born October 29, 1911, in Floyd County, he was the son of William and Alice Branham Harris, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Aileen Harris; a son, Gary Harris, Detroit, MI; two half sisters, Joann Wicker, David, and Amanda Gibson, Detroit; and one grandson. Funeral services were held October 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

   
HARRIS, Ronald
1899-1982
Ronald Howes Harris was born march 4, 1899, and deceased this life October 23, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late John B. and Ellen Lemaster Harris, and was a member of Hoods Fork United Baptist Church for 65 years. He was one of the leading farmers in Johnson County, and was also one of the pioneers in establishing the commercial apple industry. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Williams Harris, in 1957, and his second wife, Neva M. Vickers Harris in 1978. Survivors include five sisters, Augusta Slone, Sitka, Nettie Ellison, Ruie Harris and Dorothy Pack, all of Wise, VA and Kathryn Hamilton, Ashland, and four nieces, Kathleen Hamilton, Wadsworth, OH, Gloria Fyffe, Denver, CO, Elma Jean McCarty, Hilliard, OH and Kay Hatter, Roanoke, VA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27. 1982

  
LEMASTERS, Albert
1901-1982
Albert Lemasters, 81, died Friday, October 29 at his River home. Mr. Lemasters was born in Johnson County, February 2, 1901, a son of James Rufus and Sara Jane Adkins. He was a retired railroader and miner and a member of Smith Creek Valley United Baptist Church. His wife, Myrtle Mae Davis Lemasters, preceded him in death in 1958. Surviving are three daughters, Anna Wallen, River, Verna Marie Diller, Columbus, OH, and Geraldine Shannon, Chapman; a brother, Manford Lemasters, McArthur, OH, a sister, Myrtle Manbeavers, Portsmouth, OH, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 1 in Preston Funeral Home chapel with David Gamble, Ronald Hill and Jess Smith officiating. Burial was in Borders Cemetery, River, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, November 10, 1982

    
MEEK, Orville
1921-1982
Funeral services were held October 10 for Taylor, MI resident Orville Meek, 60. Mr. Meek died October 7 in Riverside Hospital, Trenton, after an extended illness. He was born October 29, 1921 in Johnson County, a son of Robert and Ida Bowen Meek. He was a steel worker and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Barbara Williamson Meek; a son, Robert L. Meek, Taylor; two daughters, Rhonda Laney, Wyandotte, MI, and Cheryl Ward, Thelma; a step daughter, Joan Holcomb, Tulsa, OK; two brothers, Earl Meek, Columbus, OH, and Elmer Meek, Flat Rock, MI; three sisters, Deliah Amber, Fairborn, OH, Della Robington and Carol Ward, boons Camp and five grandchildren. Loye Lilly and Walter Dutton officiated at services in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Tom Wilson Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1982

  
MURRAY, Richard
1921-1982
Richard Murray, 61, died October 31, in Hindman after a short illness. Mr. Murray was born August 3, 1921, in Johnson County, the son of Roy and Carrie Castle Murray. He was a resident of Lowmansville, an employee of the Johnson County Highway Department and a member of George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Lyons Murray; two sons, Harold Gene Murray, Urbana, OH, and Billy Ray Murray, South Vienna, OH, two daughters, Vonda Shreesberry, Dale Valley, TX, and Joan Young, Urbana, OH; a sister, Hazel Castle, Lowmansville, a half brother, and sister, Roy Murray, Jr., and Gladys Lake, both of Ashland, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 8, in Liberty Baptist Church, Denver, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

   
PELPHREY, Lou (Williams)
1889-1982
Mrs. Lou Williams Pelphrey, 93, died October 12 at the Alger, OH home of her daughter, Juanita Holbrook, after an extended illness. Mrs. Pelphrey was born January 21, 1889 in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Brown Williams. She had been a member of the United Baptist Church for 76 years. Her husband, Labe Pelphrey, preceded her in death January 12, 1959. Surviving are two sons, Vencil L. Pelphrey, Paintsville, and Thomas Pelphrey, Toledo, OH; five daughters, Agnes Howard, Dayton, OH, Juanita Holbrook, Alger, OH, Doris Jean Painter, Waverly, OH, Oka McKenzie, Kenton, OH, and Bonnie Lou Castle, Desota, TX; 23 grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, 35, great grandchildren, 11 step great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 15 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders t. E. Montgomery, Melvin Wright and Gerald Hopkins officiating. Burial was in Thomas Williams Cemetery, Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1982

    
RATLIFF, Virgil
1905-1982
Virgil Ratliff, 77, died October 20, at his Mullins Addition home in Pikeville. Mr. Ratliff was born May 21, 1905 in Pike County, the son of Jordan and Liza Maynard Ratliff. He was a retired mine operator and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ollie Jane Mullins Ratliff; two sons, Blake Ratliff, Paintsville, and Palmer Ratliff, Mullins; a daughter, Marie Childers, Allen; two brothers, Elster and Ira Ratliff, both of Pikeville; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 23 in Samaria Regular Baptist Church at Wolf Pit. Grover Adkins, Wendell Hamilton, Monroe Jones and Jimmy Dale Sanders officiated at services with burial in Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, Justice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

   
ROSE, John James
1897-1982
John James Rose, 85, died Saturday, October 16, in Cuyahoga Falls Hospital, Akron, OH, after an extended illness. Mr. Rose was born March 4, 1897 and was a retired miner. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mae Williams Rose, two sons, James Ernest Davis, Williamsport, and Demorice Rose, Texas; two daughters, Pauline Tate and Mary M. Foster, Akron, OH; two sisters, Nora Carroll, Paintsville and Eva Bean, Huntington, WV; a brother, Olma Rose, Paintsville, nine grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 20 in Meally Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Williamsport, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

    
SELVAGE, Elizabeth (Butler)
1903-1982
Mrs. Elizabeth Leake Selvage, 79, died October 30, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Selvage was born February 27, 1903 in Lawrence County, the daughter of James and Mary Wheeler Butler. She was a resident of Staffordsvilel, a retired employee of South Central Bell and a member of the First Church of God. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John W. Leake and Cal Selvage. Surviving are a step son, John Leake, Jr., of Prestonsburg, four daughters, Mrs. Leota DeRossett, Prestonsburg, Mrs. Betty Moore, Van Lear, Mrs. Nova Barker, Taylor, MI and Mrs. Juanita Hunter, Cove Springs, FL; two brothers, Tom Butler, Paintsville and Lou Butler, Staffordsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Malta Stevens and Mrs. Julia Preston, Paintsville, Funeral services were held November 2 in Little Mud Lick First church of God, Staffordsville, with Revs. Tobe Wheeler and Lowell Rice officiating. Burial was in Butler Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 3, 1982

   
SMITH, Glenn
1947-1982
Funeral services were held October 14 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Glenn B. Smith, 34. Mr. Smith died October 12 in Lawrence County. He was born October 28, 1947, in Delaware, and was a resident of Paintsville. He was employed as a purchasing agent for Rifle Coal Company of West Liberty. Surviving are his parents, Gayle B. and Thelma Wix Smith, of Harrington, DE, his wife, Patricia Jean Stafford Smith; two sons, Geoffrey B. and Garrick B. and two stepdaughters, Kristie Stafford and Dawn Shaw, all of Paintsville; two brothers, Gary B. and Guy B. Smith of Delaware. Revs. John F. Ratliff and James Kelly Caudill officiated at services with burial in Robinson Cemetery, Turner Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1982

    
VANHOOSE, Phebe (Arnett)
1900-1982
Phebe “nanny” VanHoose, 82, died October 24 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mrs. VanHoose was born May 5, 1900, in Floyd County, the daughter of Green and Susan Howard Arnett. She was a resident of Van Lear. Her husband, Earl H. VanHoose, preceded her in death October 14, 1945. Surviving are a son, Clifford VanHoose, Van Lear; three grandchildren, David VanHoose, Cathy Daniel, and Susan Barnes; and six great grandchildren. A daughter, Roberta VanHoose, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 27, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

   
WALLEN, Ervin
1908-1982
Williamsport resident Ervin Wallen, 73, died October 17 in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Wallen was born October 19, 1908, in Johnson County, a son of William and Gypsie Murray Wallen. He was employed as a salesman and was a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Thelma Gladys Wallen preceded him in death March 9, 1980. Surviving are three sons, Ed Wallen, Birmingham, AL, Doug Wallen, Columbus, OH, and Davis Wallen, Williamsport, two daughters, Myraleen Walters, Tallahassee, FL and Karen Holiday, Cape Coral, FL; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are three brother, Floyd Wallen, Tutor Key, Virgil Wallen, Williamsport, and Ballard Wallen, Cannonsburg; and eight sisters, Olga Clay, Betty Stapleton, Merle Wallen, Garnet Wiley, Mae Price, and Dorothy Daniels, River, Faye Craft, Portsmouth, OH, and Edith VanHoose, Wilmington, OH. Funeral services were held October 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Sammy Murray and Ed Wallen officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

   
WARD, Clyde
1927-1982
Clyde Ward, 55, died Thursday, October 14, in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Ward was born February 6, 1927 in Johnson County, the son of Walter and Clara Bowens Ward, and was a resident of Meally. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Elizabeth Montgomery Ward; a son, Avery Ward, Johns Creek, two step sons, Bobby Spradlin and Tommy Sparks, Meally; three daughters Stella Ward and Nova Ward, Muncy, IN, and Shirley Jolly, Laurel, IN, three step daughters, Elmer, Logan and Walter Ward, and five sisters, Anna Lee Colgrove, Helen Carnell, Lorraine Miller, Kathalene Browning and Carma Spears, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held October 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1982

   
WARD, Marshall
1908-1982
Marshall Ward, 74, died October 23 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Ward was born May 28, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of Greenville and Kate Wells Ward. He was a resident of Boons Camp. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Music Ward; two sons, Marshall Ward, Jr., Lancaster, and Phillip Ward, Auxier, five daughters, Joyce Ross, Kay Jones, Janet Ward, and Madonna Chandler, all of Lexington, and Jewell Wallen, Williamsport; a brother and sister, Aaron Ward and Grace Dutton, of Boons Camp. Funeral services were held October 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Dick VanHoose, James Kelly Caudill and Richard Held officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

   
WATSON, Bryan
1947-1982
Bryan Watson, 36, died October 19 in his Paintsville home. Mr. Watson was born in Nashville, TN, March 25, 1947. He is survived by his parents, Wendell B. and Anetia Proctor Watson; his wife, Raynelle Watson; a son, Wendell Bryan Watson, and a step son, Daniel Cloyd Dillord, both of Paintsville, and a sister, Patricia Guthrie, Donaldson, TN. Funeral services were held October 21 in Wood Bine Funeral Home, Nashville, with Robert Case officiating. Burial was in Wood Lawn Cemetery, Nashville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

  
WHITTEN, Helen (Daniels)
1924-1982
Helen Marie Whitten, 58, died October 16, in her Greenville, SC home. Mrs. Whitten was born January 6, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Izora Harless Daniels. Surviving are her husband, Jay P. Whitten; two sons, John Charles Whitten, Atlanta, GA, and Jay B. Whitten, Jr., Alexandria, VA; five daughters, Marjorie Koger, Vinton, VA, Janice Birt, Gastonia, NC, Carolyn Smith and Debbie Simmons, Greenville, SC, and Joyce Hawkins, Huddleston, VA; three brothers, Lloyd Daniels, Paintsville, Frank Daniels, Ypsilanti, MI, and Robert A. Daniels, Van Lear; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Richmond, Fairborn, OH, Ruby Wark and Bessie McCoart, Van Lear, and Lucille Blanton, Columbus, OH; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Norman Eoute officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 20, 1982

  
WITHAM, Charles
1909-1982
Funeral services for Charles Henry Witham, 73, will be held today, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Witham died October 10 at his Nippa home. Born January 27, 1909, in Maine, he was a son of Warren and Alice Witham. He was a retired mill worker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mae Witham; a son, Charles Witham, Jr., Dayton, OH; three step sons, Billy and Gary Daniels, Nippa and John Daniels, Dayton; one daughter, Monarae Gareell, North Carolina; six step daughter, Deloris Bellomy, Peggy Ratliff, and Brenda Marcum, all of Nippa, Audrey Blair, Louisville, Judy Stokes, New Carlisle, OH, and Carolyn Cunningham, Dayton. Also one brother, Raymond Witham, Vandalia, OH; 35 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mike Stokes will officiate at services with burial following in the Theodore Daniels Cemetery, at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 13, 1982

  
WOOLRIDGE, Jacqueline (Burchett)
1957-1982
Jacqueline Woolridge, 25, died October 19 in Darby, FL. She was born September 1, 1957 in Johnson County. Surviving are her parents, Johnny and Maxie Williams Burchett, DeGraff, OH; her husband, Larry Woolridge; three daughters, Kelly Jean, Amy Jo and Hollie Sue, all at home; four brothers, Johnny Lee, Jim, Dick and Sam Burchett, all of DeGraff; three sisters, Connie Lykins, Wichita, KS, Shelia Chiles, Russells Point, OH, and Linda Rhoads, West Mansville, OH; her grandfather, Lloyd Williams, Staffordsville, and an aunt, Nillie Jennings, Stambaugh. Funeral services were held October 23 in Rexer, Rigger, Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, with Elder John G. Pelphrey officiating. Graveside services were held in Burchett Cemetery, Stambaugh, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

  
YOUNG, Bradley
1897-1982
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Bradley Young, 85. Mr. Young died October 21 in Louisa Hospital. He was born in Johnson County, March 12, 1897, the son of George and Mary White Young. He was a retired miner, a resident of Van Lear, and a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Ada Young, preceded him in death December 16, 1971. Surviving are seven sons, Charles of Columbus, OH, Eugene of Willis, MI, Noah of Fairborn, OH, Nurman and Alvin, Dayton, OH, and Bradley, Jr., Medway, OH; and Douglas of Long Beach, CA; a brother, Gilbert Young of Murray. James Kelly Caudill officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 27, 1982


 
NOVEMBER - 1982


    

   
ADKINS, Allie (Blair)
1909-1982
Mrs. Allie Adkins, 73, died November 20 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Adkins was born March 3, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Watt Blair and Mary Alice Conley. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Holiness Church. Her husband, Kent Adkins, preceded her in death November 18, 1968. Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Adkins, Jr., Tipp City, OH, and Bobby Eugene and Herbert Lee Adkins, West Van Lear; two daughters, Nellie Bernice Adkins, West Van Lear, and Joyce Ann Music, Wabash, IN; a sister, Nettie Skidmore, Thealka, five grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 23 in Preston Funeral Home with Kenny Collins and Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in the Conley Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

   
BARTLEY, Gladys (Stapleton)
1915-1982
Mrs. Gladys Bartley, 67, died November 15 in Paintsville Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Bartley was born January 15, 1915 in Johnson County, the daughter of Monterville and Effie Crider Stapleton. She was a resident of Kerz and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Farlin Bartley; two sons, William R. of Ypsilanti, MI and Gary S. of Milford Center, OH; four daughters, Betty Lemaster and Barbara Lemaster, Ypsilanti, Anna Salyer, Ashland, and Sue VanHoose, Sitka; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Bruce Daniel and Don Fraley will officiate with burial to be in the family cemetery at Kerz. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1982

    
BRANHAM, Bernard
1912-1982
Boons Camp resident Bernard Branham, 69, died Saturday, November 6, at his home. He was born October 4, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Roscoe and Mary Sammons Branham. Mr. Branham was a retired employee of Amhurst Coal Company and a member of the Church of God. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Elizabeth Preston Branham, who he married November 2, 1940, in Paintsville, five sons, Phillip and Steve of Dehue, WV, Randall of Norfolk, VA, Gary of Volyn, WV and Keith of Nippa; a daughter, Linda Farris, Norfolk, VA; a half brother, Stanley Branham, Boons Camp; six half sisters, Diane Messer, Verna Branham and Ann Branham, Chicago, IL, Sara Trego, Waverly, OH, Erma Tate, Jonesboro, GA and Shirley Rice, Drift; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 9 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Stout officiating. Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1982

   
BURCHETT, Darrell
1911-1982
Darrell Burchett, 71, died November 4 at his Wittensville home after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Burchett was born September 14, 1911, at Red Bush, the son of James and Rose Castle Burchett. He served in World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18. Surviving are his wife, Ocie Howard Burchett; a son, Troy Burchett, Wittensville, two daughters, Jane Carol Webb, Rush, and Darlene Burchett, Kenova, WV; two brothers, Lowell Burchett, Pikeville, and Ora Lester Burchett, Flat Gap; three sisters, Eula Hayes, Howard, OH, Virginia Hall, Columbus, OH, and Edna Wallen, Winchester and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held November 7 in Fishtrap Untied Baptist Church, Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed, and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

   
CLIFTON, Clestina (Ward)
1917-1982
Funeral services were held November 30 for Clestina Clifton, 65. Mrs. Clifton died November 27 at her Van Lear home after an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, May 28, 1917, the daughter of Bill and Clara Hunt Ward, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, George Clifton, preceded her in death in 1970. Surviving are four sons, Jack and George Clifton, Wabash, IN, Gary Clifton, Marion, IN, and Clarence Clifton, Van Lear, three daughters, Virginia Music, Nippa, Sally Grim, Flemingsburg, and Judy Tackett, Staffordsville; a brother, Glen Ward, McDowell, two sisters, Margaret Martin, Pedro, OH and Esta Stambaugh, Ypsilanti, MI; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held in the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Harry Frisby and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

   
CONLEY, Leck
1903-1982
Staffordsville resident Leck Conley, 79, died November 18 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. He was born July 20, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Louisa Johnson Conley. He was a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Brook Conley, Staffordsville; two sisters, Norma Ferguson, Staffordsville, and Carmel Fredway, Baton Rouge, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1982

   
FULTZ, Frank
1912-1982
Frank L. Fultz, 70, died November 19 at his Hager Hill home after an extended illness. Mr. Fultz was born June 2, 1912 in Tennessee, the son of Dock and Della Lcokheart Fultz. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Sammons Fultz; a son, Frank Douglas, and a daughter, Wanda Lou Clevengen, both of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Henry B. Fultz, Ocala, FL and James Fultz, Tracy City, TN; two sisters, Lou Ellen Roberts and Mattie Tucder, both of Tracy City; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Davison Memorial Gardens, Allen. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1982

   
IRVIN, Maggie (Sheffield)
1888-1982
Maggie Lee Sheffield Irvin, 94, died November 27 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Irvin was born July 11, 1888, in Union City, TN, the daughter of John E. and Eliza Jordan Sheffield. She was a former telephone operator, a member of the Mayo Memorial Methodist Church, the Womens Missionary Society, Eastern Star, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Her husband, William H. Irvin, preceded her in death May 26, 1952. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Judy Taylor, Ocala, FL, Ms. Juanita Irvin, Paintsville, and Mrs. Geneva Carter, Prestonsburg; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 1 at l p.m. in Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Ted Nichols and Rev. Lindsey Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Mayo Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

   
KELLY, Lunda
1907-1982
Lunda Kelly, 75, died November 8, in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Kelly was born January 11, 1907, in Johnson County, a son of Millard and Martha Gillem Kelly. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired oil field worker and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mona Evans Kelly; three sons, Marlin Kelly, Union, OH, Wendell Kelly, Flat Gap, and William Dale Kelly, Miamisburg, OH, a daughter, Wanda Holbrook, Huber Heights, OH; three sisters, Thelma Wallin and Genoa Burgoyme of Martha and Janet Schaldt of Anaheim, CA; ten grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funerals services were held November 10 in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyer, Ellis Hamilton and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Skaggstown Cemetery, Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

   
KIBBEY, John
1918-1982
John Anderson Kibbey, 64, died Thursday, November 25, in a Baltimore, MD hospital after an extended illness. MR. Kibbey was born April 24, 1918 in Greenup, the son of Samuel L. and Zelphia Kibbey. He was a retired employee of Canton Railway Company. Surviving are his wife, Venus Williams Kibbey; two sons, Ray and Ronald Kibbey, Winchester; a sister, Mrs. Edith Coatney, Pontiac, MI; and his mother in law, Mrs. Alice Williams, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held November 29 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery, Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

   
LEMASTER, Kathleen (Hitchcock)
1915-1982
Mrs. Kathleen Hitchcock Lemaster, 67, died November 25 in Toccoa, GA hospital after a brief illness. Born March 5, 1915 at Oil Springs, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Allie McDowell Hitchcock. She was a retired nurse from County Hospital in Tampa, FL and was a member of the Alliance Church. She is survived by her husband, Elbert Lemaster; two sons, William W. and David Lemaster, and two daughters, Mrs. John (Bobbie Sue) Lonsinger and Mrs. Joe (Cathy) Seeley, all of Toccoa; eight grandchildren, two brothers, Robert B. Hitchcock of Texas and Haskell Hitchcock of Louisa; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held November 27 at the Saint Alliance Church in Toccoa. Mrs. Lemaster was a sister in law of Mrs. Luther Lemaster of Manila. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

   
MCKENZIE, Wade
1982-1982
Wade Douglas McKenzie, three month old son of Earl and Alma Ratliff McKenzie, of Swamp Branch died November 5 at his home. He was born August 17 in Johnson County. Surviving are four brothers and three sisters, Matthew, Benny, Earl Lee, Timmy, Lora Lee, Kathy and Tena McKenzie, all of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were held Monday, November 8, in Liberty Baptist Church, Denver, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

   
MOLLETT, Elder Dick
1914-1982
Elder Dick Mollett, 68, died November 15, in Highlands Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. He was born June 14, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of John C. and Mary Dawson Mollett. He was a resident of Williamsport, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Grace Crum Mollett, preceded him in death March 16, 1982. Surviving are two sons, James R. Mollett, Pocatello, ID, and John B. Mollett, Columbus, GA; a daughter, Joyce A. Pack, Williamsport; three brothers, Worthy Mollett, Boons Camp, Tom Mollett, Leander, and George Mollett, Elizabethtown; four sisters, Swonnie Penix, Martha, Minnie Perry, Boons Camp, Lizzie Delong, Louisa, and Julia Barker, Meally; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 18, in Hurricane United Baptist Church, Boons Camp with Elders Hobart Pack, Mitchell Baldwin, John Pelphrey and Roy Coffee officiating. Burial was in Nim Sturgill Cemetery, Boons Camp, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1982

   
MUSIC, Verna (Hall)
1903-1982
Jerry Scott officiated at funeral services for Verna Hall Music, 79, of East Point. Mrs. Music died November 4 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. She was born May 11, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Martin and Linnie Catherine Music Hall. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Fred Music, preceded her in death August 13, 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Billye Howard, Hager Hill and Juanita Carr, Flat Gap, a sister, Lucille Short, Meally; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 7 in Meally Church of Christ. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

    
PELPHREY, Lora (Reed)
1896-1982
Funeral services were held November 6 for Mrs. Lora Reed Pelphrey, 86. Mrs. Pelphrey died November 3 at her Paintsville home after an extended illness. She was born June 21, 1896 in Johnson County, the daughter of John “Pa” and Victoria Davis Reed. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, J. H. Pelphrey, Sr., preceded her in death, July 18, 1978. Surviving are a son, J. H. Pelphrey, Jr., Morehead; a brother, Walter Reed, Paintsville, a sister, Mrs. Norcie Trimble, Barnetts Creek, seven grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. A daughter, Josephine Pelphrey Stout, preceded her in death. Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, and Cecil Murray officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Picklefork, Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 10, 1982

    
PRESTON, Clifford
1926-1982
Funeral services were held November 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Clifford Preston, 55. Mr. Preston died November 17 after an extended illness. He was born November 27, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of Authur and Matilda Daniel Preston. He was a lineman for Big Sandy RECC. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Holbrook Preston; a son, Steven Preston, Paintsville; two daughters, Evanda Lynn Quick, Columbus, OH, and Lana Anne Ward, Bowling Green; two brothers, Claude Preston, McVeigh and Robert Preston, Dayton, OH; two sisters, Verona Adams, Ashland, and Opal Adams, Baltimore, MD; and three grandchildren. Bruce Howard and Virgil Howard officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1982

    
RATCLIFFE, Richard
1922-1982
Funeral services were held November13 for Paintsville resident Richard Ratcliffe. Mr. Ratcliffe died November 10 in Highland Regional Medical Center, after an extended illness. He was born May 28, 1922, in Kenova, WV, the son of Charles and Nannie Bond Ratcliffe. He was a salesman and minister and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a brother, Charles W. Ratcliffe, Richmond, IN and two sisters, Nell Crigger, Paintsville and Ruth Zolinger, Heartville, OH. Graham Abbott officiated at services in the First United Methodist Church, with burial following gin Brown Cemetery,  Kenova, WV. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1982

   
RICE, Charles
1923-1982
Charles Harvey Rice, 59, died November 25 in his Calumet City, IL home after an extended illness. Mr. Rice was born September 10, 1923, in Johnson County, the son fo Everett and Hazel Lester Rice. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Irene Kalmar Rice; two sons, Charles, Jr., and Terry, both of Calumet city; two brothes, Paul Ervin Rice of Tennessee, and Lindsey Rice, Lewiston, MT; a sister, Nancy Plummer, Hager Hill; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 29 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

     
SAMMONS, Mattie (Auxier)
1911-1982
Auxier resident Mattie Sammons, 71, died November 27 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sammons was born June 1, 1911 in Floyd County, the daughter of James and Maggie Auxier. Surviving are her husband, Harold Sammons, Auxier, a son, Sonny Sammons, Auxier; three daughters, Helen Wallace and Betty Ann Hunt, Prestonsburg, and Mary Jo Craft, Auxier, a brother, Carl Stephenson, West Prestonsburg, two sisters, Mabel Frank, Detroit, MI and May Gray, Knott County; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982

   
SWITZER, Alline (Webb)
1982
Alline Webb Switzer of Trimble, TN, died November 16 at her home. She is survived by a son, Robert Switzer, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild, all of Trimble; and a brother, Robert Webb of Paintsville. Funeral services will be November 17 at 2 p.m. in Johnson Funeral Home, Newbern, TN. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1982

   
WARD, Aron
1897-1982
Aron Ward, 85, died November 8 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Ward was born January 6, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Greenville and Kate Wells Ward. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired postal clerk and merchant and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Exer Wells Ward, preceded him in death November 21, 1974. Surviving are two daughters, Doris Ann Howard, Dayton, OH, and Louise Ward Penix, Boons Camp; a sister, Grace Dutton, Boons Camp; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Earl Muncy, Claude Mollett and Arthur Preece officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1982

   
WILEY, Trecia (Adams)
1962-1982
Trecia Raye Adams Wiley, 20, died November 18 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Adams was born January 2, 1962 in Columbus, OH, and was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her parents, Earl Eugene and Beulah Adams; her husband, Larry Keith Wiley; a daughter, Melina Jean Wiley; a half brother, Earl Eugene Adams, Red Bush; two sisters, Reda Adams, Paintsville and Ester Booth, Whitehouse; and three half sisters, Debbie Adams and Rebecca Adams, Williamsport, OH, and Christiane Adams, Red Bush. Funeral services were held November 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Jerry Scott, Eual McKenzie and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery, Fuget, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 24, 1982

    
WILLIAMS, Brenford
1902-1982
Brenford Williams, 80, of Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Johnson County and Ashland, died Wednesday, November 24 at his home. Born February 8, 1902 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Elifias and Mineveria VanHoose Williams. He was a retired construction superintendent and a member of the Oak Springs United Baptist Church in Ashland. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Salyer Williams, one daughter, Avonelle Taylor of Naples, FL; three sons, Daniel of Baltimore, MD, Harold of Dayton, OH, and Paul B. of Pontiac, MI; six grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Williams, Xenia, OH and Jesse Williams, Paintsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Roy Patrick and Irene Williams, of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27 in Winter Haven Freewill Baptist Church.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday. December 1, 1982

   
WRIGHT, Burl
1927-1982
Burl Wright, 55, died November 21 in Albion, MI after an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County, July 5, 1927, the son of Henry and Bertha Steele Wright. He was employed as a restaurant worker. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Jean and Daryl Wright, both of Paintsville, a half brother, Clarence Butcher, Thelma, a half sister, Juanita Ward, Columbus, OH, and one granddaughter. Graveside services were held in the family cemetery at Offutt, November 24 with Tim Stout officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 1, 1982


 
DECEMBER - 1982


   
  
BAYES, James
1904-1982
Funeral services were held December 26 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for James Moody Bayes, 78. Mr. Bayes died December 24 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Ashland. He was born August 6, 1904 in Oil Springs, the son of Jim Jack and Katherine Fairchild Bayes. He was a resident of Catlettsburg, a retired employee of Ashland Oil  and a member of the Pentecostal Church. His wife, Alkie Conley Bayes, preceded him in death, March 3, 1971. Surviving are two sons, Harold Bayes, Catlettsburg, and Alvin Bayes, Ashland; three sisters, Mrs. Duire Conley, Derby, OH, Mrs. Minie Long, Fairborn, OH, and Mrs. Julia Salyers, Flat Gap. Harold Salyers officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1982

   
BLAIR, Dosha(Ratliff)
1901-1982
Barnetts Creek resident Mrs. Dosha Blair, 81, died December 31 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Blair was born April 20, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Rachael Arms Ratliff. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, William Blair, preceded her in death in 1961. Surviving are three daughters, Ruie Jackson, Oil Springs, Flossie Blair, Barnetts Creek, and Alma Spradlin, Denver; two brothers, Ervin Ratliff, Leesburg, IN, and George Ratliff, Leander; two sisters, Mrs. Dora May, Mentone, IN and Mrs. Alka Bayes, Genoa, OH; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 3 in Fairview Freewill Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with Rev. Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Sam Blair Cemetery, Denver, under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983

   
BLAIR, Sonia (Powers)
1927-1982
Funeral services were held December 18 in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church for Sonia Blair, 55. Mrs. Blair died December 15 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. A daughter of Broden and Nannie Spencer Powers, she was a resident of Leander and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was born February 9, 1927 in Johnson County. Surviving are her husband, Crate Blair, two sons, Glenn Blair and Everett Blair, Leander, two daughters, Betty Music, Leander, and Kathy Freeman, East Point; two sisters, Alta Blair, Leander and Glenna Turpin, Pulaski, VA; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. Hubert Slone officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Leander. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

   
BOWLING, Debbie (Pack)
1957-1982
Funeral services were held January 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Debbie Pack Bowling, 25. Mrs. Bowling died December 29 at her Van Lear home. She was born in Johnson County, February 4, 1957, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents, Walter and Marie Stapleton Pack; her husband, James “Jimmy” Bowling; two daughters, Stacy and Tracy Bowling; Van Lear, three brothers, Delmar Pack, West Van Lear, Ronald and Paul Pack, Stambaugh, seven sisters, Earlene Castle, Charolette and Brenda Pack, Stambaugh, Mary Blair, West Van Lear, Gayle Blanton, Delaware, OH, Joyce Sublette, Paintsville and Jean Trimble, Tampa, FL. James Kelly Caudill officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983

   
BURKE, Brenda (Hitchcock)
1982
Brenda Carol Burke, 27, died Thursday, December 2, in Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, OH, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Her husband, William Buddy Burke, died December 2, 1982. Surviving are her mother, Mary Hitchcock, Columbus, OH; a step son, Brian Burke, Van Lear; a daughter, Mary Ann Hitchcock, Columbus; three brothers, Ronald, Michael, and James Hitchcock; and two sisters, Diana Trainor and Phyllis Sparks. Funeral services were December 4 in Jerry Spears Funeral Home, Columbus. Burial was in Kingwood Cemetery in Columbus. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

    
BURKE, William
1951-1982
Funeral services were held December 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William W. “Buddy” Burke who died December 2 in Mercy Medical Center following an automobile accident. Mr. Burke was born August 11, 1951 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Columbus, OH. His wife, Brenda Carol Burke, died December 2, 1982. Surviving are his parents, Bill and bonnie Plummer Burke, Van Lear; a son, Brian Burke, Van Lear; a step daughter, Mary Ann Hitchcock, Columbus, three brothers, Randall Burke, Van Lear, Jimmy and Charles Burke, Hager Hill and a sister, Glenna Music, Van Lear. Lee Music officiated at services with burial in the Music Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

   
CARPENTER, Jimmy
 1962-1982
Leander resident Jimmy Carpenter, 20, died December 27 at his home after an extended illness. Born September 1, 1962 in Johnson County, he was the son of Sanford and Mable Carpenter. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Roger of Leander, Kenneth of Warsaw, IN, and Robert of Dayton, OH; and three half sisters, Mary Carpenter, Leander, Emalene Selvage, Warsaw, and Ruby Wavzh, Rush. Funeral services were held December 29 in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Donald Ray Caudill and Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983

   
CONLEY, Elaine (Williams)
1916-1982
Elaine J. Conley, 66, died recently at her residence, following a brief illness. She had been a resident of Springfield, OH for the last 32 years. She was born October 24, 1916 in Johnson County, a daughter of Albert and Ninevah Stapleton Williams. She retired from R & M in 1968. She is survived by her husband, Clifford; two daughters, Miss Alberta Conley, at home, and Mrs. James (Maxine) Lamborn, Springfield; one son, Clifford A., Springfield, one granddaughter, Melissa Lamborn, Springfield, two grandsons, James Lamborn, serving in the U. S. Army, Fort Sill, OK and Rennie Conley, Dayton, OH, one sister and three brothers. Services were held in the Littleton Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Wiseman, pastor of the Grace Bible Church, officiating. Interment was in the Rose Hill Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

    
DANIELS, Lawrence
1906-1982
Thealka resident Lawrence Daniels, 76, died December 30 in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Daniels was born June 20, 1906, in Johnson County, the son of Henderson and Mollie Daniels. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Borders Daniels; three sons, Doug and Bob of Thealka and Donnie of Paintsville, a daughter, Wanda Cantrell, Paintsville; a brother and sister, Theodore Daniels and Ella Music, both of Nippa; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 2 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley, Eddie Spencer and Bill Meadows officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983

   
GARLAND, Paul
1982
 Paul Garland, 66, of Cincinnati, OH, died December 27. Mr. Garland was a graduate of Flat Gap High School and attended Berea College and Miller business College in Cincinnati. He was a retired railroad passenger agent and a World War II veteran. He was an active member of the Open Door Baptist Church where he served as secretary-treasurer. He is survived by his wife, Faye Conley Garland; two daughters, Deborah Garland of Cottonwood, AZ and Patricia Michael and son in law, Ron Michael of Cincinnati; one son, Paul B. garland and daughter in law Carole of Centerville, OH; and two grandchildren, Jason Paul Garland and Anna Elizabeth Michael. Services for Mr. Garland were held Wednesday, December 29 in the T. P. White and Sons Funeral Home in Cincinnati. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Southgate, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 12, 1983

   
GRIFFITH, Neva (Harmon)
1934-1982
Neva Griffith, 48, died December 31 in Paintsville Hospital. Mrs. Griffith was born January 13, 1934 in Johnson County, the daughter of Quill and Arreta Stapleton Harmon. She was a resident of Paintsville. Her husband, Wayne Griffith, preceded her in death March 5, 1969. Surviving are two sons, Larry and Jeffery Griffith, Paintsville; two daughters, Vickie Crace, Van Lear and Valorie Griffith, Paintsville; three brothers, Dickie Harmon, Thomas Harmon, and Charles Harmon, Paintsville, four sisters, Betty Smith, Auxier, Sue Williams, Paintsville, Brenda Thompson, Ironton, OH, and Pat Shiles, Jenkins and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983

   
HANNAH, Harlan
1917-1982
Harlan Hannah, 65, died December 5 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born August 1, 1917 in Johnson County, he was the son of Bill and Nola Fairchild Hannah. He was a resident of Staffordsville, a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Morris Hannah, Staffordsville; and three sisters, Ruie and Lizzie Hannah, Staffordsville and Dessie Crace, Barnetts Creek. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 8 at 11 a.m. in Fair View Freewill Baptist church, Barnetts Creek, with Donald Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Hannah Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

   
JACKSON, Virgie (Blanton)
1915-1982
Mash Fork resident Mrs. Virgie Blanton Jackson, 67, died December 6 in Salyersville. Mrs. Jackson was born November 22, 1915 in Johnson County, a daughter of James T. and Zora Gibson Blanton of Salyersville. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Archie Jackson; a daughter, Jerry Conley, Salyersville; a step daughter, Mrs. Jewell Blanton, Oil Springs; two brothers, Dola Blanton, Lima, OH, and Bill Blanton,Dayton, OH; four sisters, Marie Jennings, Wittensville, Zula Toon and Joan Brautigan, Cincinnati, OH and Beulah Webster, Springfield, OH; ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Herbert Arms and Edgar “Dick” VanHoose will officiate. Burial will be in Crum Cemetery, Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

    
LITTLE, Marvin
1904-1982
Marvin Lewis Little, 77, died December 17 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born January 5, 1904 in Johnson County, he was the son of Bill and Callie Johnson Little. Mr. Little was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hulda Ratliff Little; three sons, Conrad Little, Marion, OH, Marvin Little, Upperville, VA, Julius Ceasar Little, Thelma, three daughters, Gloria Jean Sullivan and Cleopatra Vertvanda Prater, Marion, OH, and Joan Amanda McCarty, Hager Hill; a brother, John Little, Somerset; three sisters, Armentia Navarra, Hollywood, FL, Dora Johnson , Wheelwright, and Rissie Little, Louisville; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 20, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Lowell Rice officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

   
MCKENZIE, Lydia (Melvin)
1889-1982
Mrs. Lydia McKenzie, 93, died Saturday, Dec 11 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. McKenzie was born Aug 6, 1889 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Vina Rice Melvin. She was a resident of Volga and a member of Cannon Chapel Church. Her husband, B. McKenzie, preceded her in death in 1943. Surviving are a son, Russell McKenzie of CA and a daughter, Georgia Hensley of Lexington, IN; a half brother, Clyde Melvin of Niangua, MO; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 13 in Cannon Chapel Methodist Church with Richard Held officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Family Cemetery at Volga, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

   
MORGAN, Hubert
1909-1982
Hubert “Pinky” Morgan, 73, died December 15 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Morgan was born September 4, 1909 in Indiana, the son of Fred and Anna Surinda Morgan. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Amanda Hayslett Morgan; two sisters, Louise Tolson, Huntington Beach, CA, and Dorothy Bronnenberg, Elcerrito, CA. Funeral services were held Friday, December 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott and Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

   
MUSIC, Rhonda Lynn
1963-1982
Rhonda Lynn Music, 19, died December 20 in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, after an extended illness. Miss Music was born June 26, 1963 in Georgetown, OH. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents, Donald and Janice Buck Music; a brother, Dennie and a sister, Carla Sue Music, both of East Point; five half brothers, William Jeffery, Dwight Anthony, John Irvin, Kevin Douglas and Daniel Joseph Music, all of East Point; and two half sisters, Hazel Marie Music, East Point, and Janelle Music, New Richmond, OH. Also surviving are her paternal grandparents, Okra and Hazel Music, East Point and her maternal grandmother, Susie Buck, Felicity, OH. Funeral services were held December 22 in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Hubert Slone and Benny Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Music Family Cemetery, East Point, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1982

   
OSBORNE, Georgia
1927-1982
Sitka resident Georgia Ann Osborne, 55, died December 4 at her home following an extended illness. Ms. Osborne was born September 8, 1927 in Boyd County, the daughter of George and Anna Sellers Stambaugh. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are five sons, Eugene Pennington, Grayson, Lee Pennington, Thelma, Edgar, Ike and Allen Osborne, Sitka; three daughters, Lovan Pennington, Flat Gap, Connie Sue King and Louann Osborne, Sitka; a brother, Gordon Ray Stambaugh, Sitka; six sisters, Mrs. Betty Ramey, Sitka, Mrs. Avonell Jones, Flat Gap, Mrs. Dorothy Stambaugh, Barnetts Creek, Mrs. Ethel Brock, Harrodsburg, Mrs. Edna Murphy, Coal Grove, OH, and Mrs. Jean Osborne, Columbus, OH; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Henry Green officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

   
PATRICK, Ben
1914-1982
Ben Patrick, 68, died December 5 in St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead, after an illness of several months. Mr. Patrick was born May 14, 1914 in Morgan County, the son of Ollie Patrick and Mary Ann Patrick Jenkins. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Corp. of Baltimore, MD, and a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Silvia Pennington Patrick; two sons, Ollie and James Patrick, Baltimore, MD; and three daughters, Mrs. Dixie Sears, Baltimore, Mrs. Kathy Liller, Flat Gap, and Mrs. Ruby Wright, Bolingbrook, IL. Also, three sisters, Mrs. Marvie Pallers and Mrs. Fannie Jenkins, Raceland, and Mrs. Elcie Anderson, Louisville; two half sisters, Plina Blanton, West Liberty and Missouri Lemaster, Fairborn, OH; two half brothers, Harold and Carson Jenkins, Flat Gap and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 7 in Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap, with Rev. Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

   
PENNINGTON, Bailey
1904-1982
Van Lear resident Bailey Pennington, 78, died December 17 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Born March 27, 1904 in Morgan County, he was the son of Clabe and Fannie Bowling Pennington. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Irene Honeycutt Pennington; eight sons, Jake A., harry, Kenneth and Gary of Van Lear, Fred of Stambaugh, Raymond of Hager Hill, Ellis of Morehead and Charles of Pikeville; two daughters, Deloris Burke and Wilma Bowens, both of Van Lear; 22 grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 20 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery, Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

   
PERRY, Elva (Crum)
1904-1982
Mrs. Elva Perry, 77, died December 10 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Perry was born December 11, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ben and Sally Dutton Crum. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Arthur Perry, preceded her in death July 16, 1972. Surviving are three sons, James Authur of Warren, OH, Harold Thomas of Salyersville, and Michael of Michigan; five daughters, Ruby Wells, West Van Lear, Anna Norwood, Indiana, Audrey Grace Scheriperio, Columbus, OH, Sally Lyons, Marion, OH and Judy Collins, Michigan; three brothers, James L. Crum, Paintsville, Melven Crum, Michigan, and Ben Crum, Jr., West Virginia; three sisters, Pearl Jorden, Eleanor, WV, Anna Brake, Michigan, and Estille Staniford, West Virginia; 26 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 12 in Hurricane Untied Baptist Church with Elders Hobert Pack and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 15, 1982

    
PIGG, Charles
1927-1982
Charles Paul “Paudie” Pigg, 58, died December 25 in Paintsville Hospital. Mr. Pigg was born December 5, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of Willie Pigg and the late Maudie Price Pigg. He was a resident of Thealka. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Ruth Castle Pigg; four sons, Robert, Paul, Aaron, and Gary, all of Thealka; six daughters, Malinda Trimble, Oil Springs, Michelle, Leigh Ann, Jamie and Andrea Pigg, all of Thealka, and Paula Jo Pigg, Prestonsburg; two sisters, Phyliss Justice, Paintsville, and Irene Patrick, Dayton, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Don Fraley and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 1982

   
ROWLAND, Clyde
1922-1982
Clyde Rowland, 60, died December 13 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville. Mr. Rowland was born December 21, 1922, in Johnson County, the son of Dock R. and Shella Curtis Rowland. He was a resident of Whitehouse and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his father; two brothers, James Rowland, Flat Gap, and Earl Rowland, Springfield, OH; five sisters, Hazel Lester, Ashland, Elizabeth Sanders, Indiana, Margie Robinson, Greenup, Ruth Ratliff, Regena, WV, and Gladys Thompson, Urbana, OH. Funeral services were held December 17 in Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Rowland Family Cemetery, Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

   
SKAGGS, Blucher
1912-1982
Funeral services were held December 6 in Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church, Flat Gap, for Blucher Skaggs, 70. Mr. Skaggs died December 3 in St. Claire Medical Center, Morehead. He was born February 29, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Bill and Leota Barker Skaggs. He was a resident of Ashland, a retired businessman and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lena Nickell Skaggs; two sons, Ralph Skaggs, Ashland and Elmo Skaggs, Flatwoods; four daughters; Mrs. Evelyn Rausch, Milford Center, OH, Mrs. Beulah Locke, Bradenton, FL, Mrs. Ruth White, Lafayette, IN, and Mrs. Sandy McKenzie, Marion, OH; a sister, Mrs. Dora Daniel, Fairborn, OH; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Revs. Elmer Burchwell and Ellis Hamilton officiated at services with burial in Skaggstown Church Cemetery, Flat Gap. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

   
TACKETT, Paris
1893-1982
Paris Tackett, 89, died December 5 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home, Louisa, after an extended illness. Mr. Tackett was born June 12, 1893 in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Mary Mollette Tackett. He was a resident of Staffordsville and a retired farmer. Surviving are two brothers, Bill Tackett, Olympia, OH and Noah Tackett, Whitehouse. Funeral services were held December 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and James Crider officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 8, 1982

  
VANHOOSE, Hazel (Dawson)
1904-1982
Hazel Dawson VanHoose, 78, died December 28 in Paintsville Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. VanHoose was born in December 1904, in Floyd County, the daughter of Frank and Francis Dawson. She was a resident of Denver and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Fred VanHoose; a daughter Fredia Marie Lamber, Huntington, WV; two sisters, Thelma Maynard and Susie Jones, Springfield, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lifis VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery, Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983

   
WILLIAMS, Mary Carolyn
1942-1982
Mary Carolyn Williams, 40, died December 27 in University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Ms. Williams was born March 17, 1942 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ottie and Lillian Wheeler Williams. She was a resident of Cincinnati, a teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother, Jack Gary Williams, Georgetown. Funeral services were held December 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. Hoge Hockensmith and Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 5, 1983




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