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JANUARY - 1984

   
  
 ALLEN, Nannie (Preston)
1891-1984
Columbus, OH resident Nannie P. (Nan) Allen, 92, died January 12 in North Terrace Convalescent Center in Columbus, OH. Born September 30, 1891, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Josephine Porter Preston.  Her husband, Joseph B. Allen preceded her in death.  Surviving are two sons, D. J. Allen, Redding, CA, and James Allen, Columbus; three daughters, Grace George and Helen Croft, Columbus, and Elizabeth Nessley of Troy, OH; a sister Gertrude Castle of Franklin Furnace, OH. Funeral services were held January 16 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church at Lowmansville with Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Burial was in Allen Family Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

   
BLAIR, Cordelia (Webb)
1896-1984
Funeral services were held January 29 for Mrs. Cordelia Blair, 85. Mrs. Blair died January 27 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born December 12, 1896 in Johnson County, the daughter of Charlie and Eunice Baldwin Webb. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a 70 year member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lindsey Blair in 1958.  Surviving are a son; Vencil Blair of Oil Springs; a daughter, Irene Williams of Oil Springs; 2 sisters, Berthia Blair of Barnetts Creek and Josephine Williams of Oil Springs; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, James H. Blair, Wayne Blair, and Rutherford Blair officiated at services in Caudill Fork Untied Baptist Church at Oil Springs. Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

   
BORDERS, Martha (McFaddin)
1915-1984
Funeral services were held Jan 7 in Southside Freewill Baptist church for Martha Jewell McFaddin Borders, 68. Mrs. Borders died Jan 4 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born Mar 6, 1915 in Johnson County, the daughter of Laud and Nora Collins McFaddin, and was a resident of Paintsville. Her husband, Herman Borders preceded her in death in 1976. Surviving are a son, Jack Borders, Sturgis, KY; two daughters, Juanita Kirby, Columbus, OH and Lois Brown, Falcon, KY; three brothers, George, Clarence, and Eugene McFaddin all of Paintsville, three sisters, Ruth Skiver of Columbus, OH, Mollie Sublett and Kathryn Mason, Paintsville. Eddie Young officiated at services with burial in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 11, 1984

  
BROWN, Merida
1888-1984
Merida Brown, 95, died Sunday, January 15 at J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Brown was born September 15, 1888, in Johnson County, the son of Eligah and Susan Stapleton Brown. He was a resident of Stambaugh, a retired miner for North East Coal Company, and a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church.  Surviving are a son, Langley Brown, 2 daughters Lena Stapleton and Nellie Murray .  Services held in Locust Grove United Baptist Church with B.C. Ferguson and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Funeral services were held January 18, in Locust Grove United Baptist Church with B. C. Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984

    
CASTLE, Katherine (Stambaugh)
1886-1984
Katherine Caste, 97, died January 25 at her Oil Springs residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born July 26, 1886 in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam and Rosie Stambaugh. Surviving are her husband, Jayola Castle; four daughters, Mary Arms, of Oil Springs, Marie Lowe, Freeport, OH, Betty Borders, Urbana, OH, and Madge Roberts of Staffordsville; three brothers, Prater and John Stambaugh of Sitka, and Ephram Stambaugh of Oil Springs; five sisters, Myrtle Salyers of FL, Liz Castle of Wharton, WV, Imogene Brown of Sitka, Mary O'Bryan of Columbus, OH, and Clista Church of Ironton, OH. Funeral services were held January 28 in Ballot Pentecostal Church with Melvin Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Castle Cemetery, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

  
CASTLE, Willie F.
1910-1984
Nippa resident, Willie F. Castle, 73, died January 19 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born October 20, 1910 in Johnson County, a son of Jake and Serema Sadler Castle. He was a retired miner and green keeper and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. His wife, Clista Castle, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Douglas Castle, Nippa, three daughters, Betty Jo Farish, Dade City, FL, Della Daniels, Nippa, and Peggy Sue King, Springfield, OH; and two brothers, James Castle and Jake Castle, Jr., both of Springfield. Funeral services were held Jan 22 in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Dick VanHoose, James Kelly Caudill and Johnie Mullins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1984

   
COLLINS, Chalmer
1926-1984
Chalmer Collins, 57, of Walbridge, OH, died at his home January 25. A Marine veteran of World War II, he was a 37 years employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Walbridge. Collins was a 26 years member of the Walbridge Lake Township volunteer fire department; a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Car Men and a 16 year member of the Dunberger American Legion Post, Toledo. He was born October 5, 1926 in Swamp Branch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sampson Collins (Hattie Bayes). He married Ruth Baude in 1952, and she survives. Also surviving are a stepson, John Harris, Detroit; a sister, Betty Turner, Syracuse, NY and five step grandchildren. The funeral was held January 28 in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge. Burial was in Lake Township Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Graham officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

   
CONLEY, Arzie
1896-1984
Van Lear resident, Arzie Conley, 87, died January 3, 1984. He was born in Magoffin County, June 12, 1896, the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Salyers Conley. He was a retired employee of Consolidation Coal Company and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Spradlin Conley, who he married June 18, 1920 in Ironton, OH; two sons, Quentin Conley of Van Lear, and Bill L. Conley of Jeffersonville, IN; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 5 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Sammons officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Van Lear. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Brugh, Bill L. Conley, Quentin Conley, John Holbrook, Tracy McFaddin, Mike Sheets, and B. J. Ward. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 11, 1984

   
DANIELS, Diana (Auxier)
1950-1984
Diana Daniels, 33, died January 6 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Daniels was born April 3, 1950 in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam and Cynthia George Auxier. She was a resident of Riceville. Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Daniels; 2 children, Jimmy and Cindy, at home; a brother, Randall Auxier of Maine; 5 sisters, Gertrude Selymer of IN, Abadella Esterwood of Cleveland, OH, Jackie Beckett and Audrey Collins of Frankfort and Lona Lea Price of Pikeville.  Funeral services were held January 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 11, 1984

  
DILLS, Anthony
1889-1984
Anthony Forrest Dills, 94, died Jan 25 in Annie Walker Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling following an extended illness. A resident of Mt. Sterling, formerly of Wittensville, he was born Mar 12, 1889, in Johnson County, a son of Henry and Martella Walker Dills. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Leona Lemaster Dills, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Bert Dills, Mt. Sterling; three daughters, Carol Wolfe and Ann Dills, Wittensville; and Geneva Stapleton, Detroit, MI; 18 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

   
FAIRCHILD, Lawrence
1880-1984
Lawrence "Tuck" Fairchild, 103, died Jan 4 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months. Born Oct 20, 1880, in Johnson Co., he was the son of Joe and Atha Preston Fairchild. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired coal miner for Consolidated Coal Company of Van Lear, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Odd Fellow Lodge 288. His wife, Lida VanHoose Fairchild, preceded him in death Dec 26, 1980. Surviving are two sons, Wilburn "Squib" Fairchild, Oil Springs, and Edward Fairchild, Toledo, OH; a daughter, Lila Mae Clifton, Van Lear; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 7 in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Rev. James Kelly Caudill and Elder Mark Castle officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 11, 1984

    
FITCH, Kenneth
1984
Kenneth Earl Fitch, 72, died January 14 in Bells Lodge Nursing Home in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Paintsville, the son of the late W. E. and Alice Stepp Fitch, he moved to Phoenix in 1976. He is survived by a sister, Roberta Frye. Private services were arranged by Northwest Mortuary in Phoenix. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 15, 1984

  
FLOWERS, Valkie
1924-1984
Valkie Flowers, 59, died Jan 21 at his Davin, WV residence. Mr. Flowers was born Aug 2., 1924 in Lincoln Co., WV, the son of William and Lou Miller Flowers. He was a retired employee of Island Creek Coal and a member of the Big Spring Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Emma Jean Slone Flowers, who he married in 1944; four sons, William Flowers, Inez, Michael Flowers, Accolville, WV, Richard Flowers, Claypool, WV and Patrick Flowers, Davin, WV; two brothers, Orville Flowers, Hamlin, WV and Charles Flowers, Mann, WV; five sisters, Belva Jeffery and Helen Roberts, Hamlin, WV, Carla Cummings, Griffithsville, WV, Blanche Riffle, Nitro, WV and Onetha Howley, Hometown, WV; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 24 in Stapleton- Castle Cemetery at Flat Gap with C. C. Hall officiating. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

   
FYFFE, Homer
1919-1984
Homer Fyffe, 64, died January 13 at his Keaton home. Born June  1, 1919 in Morgan County, he was the son of Early and Elva Osborne Fyffe. He was a retired World War II Army veteran. Surviving are a daughter Faye Bennett, Columbus, OH; a brother, Rev. Lowell Fyffe, Keaton, four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Rigsby and Mrs. Hazel Skaggs of Keaton, Mrs. Marie Stamper, Paintsville and Mrs. Lorean Cantrell, Sitka; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 15 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lafe Skaggs and Paul Preston officiating. Burial was in Keaton Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

  
GREENE, Otto
1901-1984
Stambaugh resident, Otto Greene, 82, died Jan 18 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa after an extended illness. Mr. Greene was born March 30, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Enoch and Lida Margaret Salyer Greene. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Flora Short Greene, preceded him in death in 1962. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Margaret Witten, Springfield, OH, and Mable Jewell Johnson, Arvada, CO; four brothers, Johnnie Greene, Stambaugh, Bill Greene, AZ, Roman Greene, Wisconsin, and Elmer Greene, OH; six sisters, Nola Stambaugh, Stambaugh, Alice Branham, Sitka, Frona Spencer and Laura Daniels, Louisa, Ludia Davis, Mechanicsburg, OH and Mima Gambill, Ashland; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 21 in Sitka Freewill Baptist church with Revs. C. C. Hall and Freddie Burchett officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, January 25, 1984

   
HALL, James Marshall
1984
James Marshall Hall, 75, of Columbus, Oh, died January 17 in a Columbus hospital. He was the son of the late Jake Hall and Vina Slone Hall of Flat Gap. Preceding him in death were a son, Gary, and a daughter, Inis Ruth. Surviving are his wife, Mary Edith McKenzie Hall; a daughter, Leona Radford of Columbus; grandchildren, Greg and Jeff Radford, of Houston, TX, and Tamara Ruby of Columbus, OH and a brother Paris Hall of Sitka. Funeral services held in Jerry Spears Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. William Miller officiating. Burial was in the Interment Union Cemetery on Friday, January 20. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984

   
JOHNSON, Robert
1925-1984
Robert Lee "Buddy" Johnson, 59, died January 3 at his Paintsville home. Mr. Johnson was born September 20, 1925 in Johnson Co, the son of James and Nancy Kestner Johnson. Surviving are his wife, Minnie Kimbler Johnson; a daughter, Linda Green, Van Lear; a brother, Lonnie Kestner, Hager Hill and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Jan 7 in Concord Community Church with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 11, 1984

   
KAZEE, Billy
1928-1984
Billy Gene Kazee, 55, of 2817 Grove Dr., Sanford, FL, died January 16 in Central Florida Hospital, Sanford. Born February 25, 1928, in Van Lear, he was a son of the late Edgar and Flossie Borders Kazee. He moved to Sanford from Paintsville in 1957.  He was retired from Touchton's Drug Store. He was a Methodist, a veteran of World War II, a past member of the American Legion and the Air Force Association. Survivors include a son, William Michael of Sanford; a daughter, Mrs. Teresa A. Harris of Deltona, Fl; 3 brothers, Deward B. Kazee of Kissimmee, Fl, Howard E. Kazee of Paintsville, and Robert B. Kazee of Houston, TX; 3 sisters, Dorothy M. Paul of Winter Park, Fl, Margaret Mason and Pauline Williams both of Paintsville; 5 grandchildren. Gramkow Funeral Home, Sanford was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park at Sanford, FL. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
LEMASTER, Everett
1897-1984
Everett LeMaster, 86, died January 18 at his Volga home. He was born May 10, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Stephen and Mary Jane Byes LeMaster. He was a retired engineer for Kentucky West Virginia Gas, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge. He was an honorary member of the Flat Gap Lodge 616, member of Chapter Council and Commandery , and a Shriner, El Hasa  Temple at Ashland. he was also a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Sally Brown LeMaster; a son, Marvin LeMaster of Justin, Calif, a daughter, Virginia Lushbaugh of Volga; a sister, Fannie Blanton of Dwale; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Elders Lonza Reed, Richard Held and Fred Ramey officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984

   
MCCARTY, Willie
1910-1984
Willie McCarty, 73, died January 29 in Sun City Center, FL. Mr. McCarty was born April 5, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Forest and Rosa Curtis McCarty. He was a resident of Hilliard, OH, a retired carpenter and a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Garnet Hayes McCarty who he married Jan. 19, 1935 at Sitka; a son, Paul McCarty of Hilliard; 4 brothers, William McCarty of Dayton, OH, Emery McCarty of Ashland, Burley McCarty of Springfield, OH and Virgil McCarty of Kitts Hill, OH; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 2 in Preston Funeral Home with Tommy Bailey, Lonza Reed, and Charles Smith officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
MILLS, Ollie (Boyd)
1892-1984
Mrs. Ollie Boyd Mills, 91, died Jan 20 in Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Mills was born Dec 27, 1892, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Allen and Mary Blevins Boyd. She was a former resident of Auxier and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Mills, June 15, 1975. Surviving are two half sisters, Mae Roy, Chestnut and Mattie Meek, Whitehouse; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 23 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elzie Banks and Earl Meade officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

   
OSBORNE, John
1908-1984
John Osborne, 77, died January 15 in his Stambaugh home. Born February 1, 1908 in Johnson County, he was the son of Andy and Louise Riley Osborne, and a retired miner. Surviving are a daughter, Shelba Jean Carter, Hartford, NC; a brother, Flem Osborne, Stambaugh; two sisters, Malta Stambaugh, Stambaugh, and Wannie Mae Rice, Ashland; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with C. C. Hall, Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

   
PRESTON, Donis
1917-1984
Funeral services were held January 15 in Concord United Baptist Church for Donis Preston, 66. Mr. Preston died Jan 12, 1984 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.   He was a resident of Thelma, a merchant-postmaster and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Born July 26, 1917 at Thelma he was the son of Willie L. and Virgie Price Preston. Surviving are his wife, Daisy Daniel Preston, a son, Terry D. Preston, Thelma; a daughter, Brenda Pack, Thelma; two sisters, Jane Ward and Ruth Gerisch of Mansfield, OH; five grandchildren.  B.C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiated at the services in Concord United Baptist Church.  Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens at Staffordsville under direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

   
RENEER, Charles
1909-1984
Charles Russell Reneer, 74, of 4061 E. Muggy Road, Port Clinton, OH, passed away Thursday morning, January 19, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Centertown, KY on August 2, 1909, the son of Luther E. Reneer, Sr., and Elmer Ann Benton Reneer. He was the last of their eight children. He married Lorene Meek of Paintsville on January 5, 1935. They moved to the Port Clinton, OH area in October of 1953 where Mr. Reneer began work at the U. S. Gypsum Company. He worked at the U. S. Gypsum Company as a machinist until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the Wayside Temple church in Castalia, OH where he served as an usher. He is survived by his wife, Lorene, one daughter, Anna Maria Reneer, both of Port Clinton, and fourteen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services for Mr. Reneer were held Saturday, January 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gerner and Wolf Funeral Home in Port Clinton, OH, with the Pastor Shelby Gillam officiating. Burial followed at the Catawba Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Wayside Temple. 3809 Maple Avenue, Castalia, OH 44824. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
ROSS, Eliza (Travis)
1899-1984
Eliza Travis Ross, 84, of 3030 Clifton Avenue, Springfield, OH died January 30 at Mercy Hospital following four months of serious illness. She was born near Flat Gap in Johnson County, August 18, 1899, the daughter of Henry and Susan Fairchild Travis, who have preceded her in death.  She was married to Noah S. Ross on December 7, 1916, he preceded her in death on July 28, 1947. To this union was born 3 sons, Steward of Springfield, Henry Clyde of Yellow Springs, and John Denver, deceased at the age o 2 years in 1929.  Also surviving are 2 sisters, Hazel Steele and Marie Pugh of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Jay and Buell Travis.  2 sisters, Ethel Caudill and Ella Burke have preceded her in death. She has 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She was converted early summer of 1922 and she and Noah were baptized together August 22, 1922. They joined Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap and were faithful members until their death.  Funeral services were conducted by Elders Flem Arrowood, Douglas Ward and Troy Salyers, February 2 at Jackson Lylte, Coffman Funeral Home. Burial was in Mound Cemetery at Piketon, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

   
SAMMONS, Lena (Vance)
1906-1984
Mrs. Lena Sammons, 77, died January 13 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born March 4, 1906 in Floyd County, the daughter of Sylvester and Mary Alice Elliott Vance. She was a resident of Meally, and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Tom Sammons; 3 sons, Robert L. and George Brown of Pocatello, Idaho and Herman Brown of Columbus, OH; 3 daughters, Juanita Compton of Martin, Bonnie Williams of Pocatello and Mary Lou Parkin of Palo Verdes, CA; 2 brothers, Ernest and Noah Vance of Beaver, KY; 4 sisters, Maude Hall and May Hall of Grethel, KY, Myrtle Frasure and Maggie Wheatley of Pocatello; 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral ervices were held January 15 in Concord United Baptist Church with B. C. Ferguson, Dewey M. Mullins and Charles Price officiating.  Burial was in Boyd Cemetery at Price, KY under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

   
SCARBERRY, Junice (Grim)
1914-1984
Junice Grimm Scarberry, 69, died January 20, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Born June 1, 1914 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Willie and Ruthie Castle Grimm. She was a resident of Nippa and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Freddie Scarberry; 2 sons, Ernest Ray Scarberry of New York and Clarence Scarberry of Nippa; 2 daughters, Sandy Crum of Inez and Joann Meek of Nippa; 3 sisters, Lizzie Meadows, Gracie Music and Eunice Balker all of Nippa. Funeral services were held January 23 in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Paul Browning officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984

   
STAMBAUGH, Lois (McCraw)
1927-1984
Lois Stambaugh, 56, died January 8 at her Long Beach, CA home. She was born march 23, 1927 in Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle McCraw. Surviving are her husband, Warren G. Stambaugh, four daughters, Linda ATierney, Lakewood, CA, Malissa Bayer, Toledo, OH, Randy Boldra, Easton, KS and Cindy McDermott, Long Beach; two sisters, Maxine Neaves, Long Beach and Ruthe Trosclair, LaPlace, LA and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

   
TRIMBLE, Mayme (Goble)
1894-1984
Mayme Trimble, 89, formerly of West Van Lear, died Jan 19 in Seton medical Center, Austin, TX. She was born in Johnson County, June 4, 1894, daughter of the late William Henry and Nancy Elizabeth Goble. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Since 1979, she had lived with her daughter, Elnora in Louisville, and for the past year with her daughter Anna Jean in Austin. Preceding her in death was her husband, James V. Trimble, Dec 12, 1976. Surviving are a son, James William Trimble, Pikeville; two daughters, Mrs. Byrd (Elnora T.) Ison, Louisville and Mrs. Franklin C. (Anna Jean) Cunningham, Austin; and two sisters, Marie Brown, Leander and Effie Hackworth, Blue Creek, OH; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John G. Sammons and Rev. Byrd R. Ison officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Arrangements were under the direction of Coake-Walden Funeral Home of Austin, TX and Jones- Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984

   
WEBB, Jesse
1913-1984
Hager Hill resident Jesse Webb, 70, died January 9 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Webb was born November 30, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of William and Bertha Clark Webb. He was a retired miner, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and East Point Lodge 657. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Pickle Webb; a son, Randall Webb of Prestonsburg; 2 daughters, Brenda Hawk of Delaware, OH and Patricia Conn of Stanville; 3 brothers, Kelly Webb of Prestonsburg, Chester and Arthur Webb both of Van Lear; 2 sisters, Irene McKenzie of Auxier and Elsie Ramey of Van Lear; a half sister, Bernice Austin of Hager Hill; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clifford Austin and Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 18, 1984

  
WELLS, Georgean (Patrick)
1918-1984
Mrs. Georgean Patrick Wells, 65, died January 25 in Indianapolis, IN. Mrs. Wells was born April 19, 1918, in Johnson County, a daughter of Chalmers and Lora Lee Mayo Patrick. She was a resident of New Palestine, IN, and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, James D. Wells, who she married April 18,1936; a son, James Wells, Jr., Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Deborah Jeane Muffler, Indianapolis, IN, two brothers, Howard Patrick, Paintsville, and Jack Patrick, Ashland, three sisters, Mary Alice Wellington, Retta Clark and Ruth Strader, all of Ashland, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 29 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Wells- Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 1, 1984

   
WELLS, Rosie (Delong)
1901-1984
Funeral services were held Jan 20 in Jones Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rosie Wells, 82. Mrs. Wells died Jan 18 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born in Johnson County, June 22, 1901, the daughter of Isaac and Manerva Franklin Delong. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Andrew Wells, preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Stafford, Van Lear, and Geraldine McCroskey, Parkersburg, WV; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Cecil Sherman officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984

   
WILLIAMSON, Golda (Osborne)
1896-1984
Mrs. Golda Williamson, 87, died January 18 at Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born October 31, 1896 in Martin County, she was the daughter of Marion and James Osborne. She was a resident of Boons Camp and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Albert Williamson, died October 1, 1958. Surviving are 4 sons, Gene, John and Albert Williamson all of Columbus, IN and Lloyd Williamson of Boons Camp. Funeral services were held January 21 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Arthur Preece, Claude Mollett, and Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 25, 1984



 
FEBRUARY - 1984


   
  
ARMS, Christi
1983-1984
Christi Nicole Arms, age three months, died February 13 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born November 16, 1983 in Floyd County, the daughter of Charles and Barbara Nelson Arms of Paintsville. Other survivors are paternal grandparents, Charles and Barbara Fitzpatrick Arms, Paintsville, and maternal grandparents, Sam Nelson and Barbara Goodson, Ashland. Graveside services were held February 15 in the family cemetery in Paintsville with Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

    
BALDWIN, Gilbert
1929-1984
Rev. Clarence Lemaster officiated at funeral services Feb 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gilbert Ray Baldwin, 54. A resident of Jennys Creek, he died Feb 14, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born Sep 17, 1929, in Johnson County, the son of Zelda Dale Baldwin and the late George Baldwin. Other survivors include his wife, Joyce Kimbler Baldwin; five sons, Terry and Dennis Baldwin, NC, David, Brian and Paul Baldwin, Paintsville; a daughter, Anita Sharkey, Paintsville; two brothers, Tom and Jack Baldwin, Zanesville, OH; two sisters, Ruby Hawes, Willis, TX and Peggy Foley, Zanesville; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery, West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

   
BLAIR, Amba (Dotson)
1887-1984
Paintsville Herald, Feb 8, 1984 Mrs. Amba Rice Blair, 86, died Feb 4 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Blair was born Oct 8, 1887 in Johnson County, the daughter of Richard and Cynthia Conley Dotson. She was a resident of Leander and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were two husband, Forest Rice and Vernor Blair. Surviving are a step son, Virgil Blair, Leander; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Sylvia Williams, Tipp City, OH and Mrs. Jewell Weddington, New Carlisle, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Dewey (May) Hackworth, Riceville, and Mrs. Lula Hackworth, Salyersville; and 12 step children. Funeral services were held Feb 7, in Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Herbert Arms and Donald R. Caudill and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Collista under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
BLEVINS, Alafair
1940-1984
Alafair Blevins, 43, died Feb 14 in Louisville Jewish Hospital. Miss Blevins was born December 29, 1940 at Staffordsville, the daughter of Proctor Blevins and the late Rebecca Borders Blevins. She was a resident of Pekin, IN, and a member of the Church of God. Also surviving are two brothers, Andy Blevins, Pekin, and Rudolph Blevins, Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Feb 17 in Old Union Baptist Church with T. J. Bailey and Mike Caldwell officiating. Burial was in Blevins Family Cemetery, Staffordsville, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

   
BOWLING, Elijah
1984
Elijah Bowling, 78, died at his Butcher Hollow home. He was born in Morgan County, the son of P. L. and Effie Bowling. Surviving are two brothers, Estill Bowling, Van Lear, and Edgar Bowling, Offutt; and two sisters, Pearl Butcher, Van Lear, and Darcus Honeycutt, Sitka. Graveside services were held February 20 in the family cemetery at Offutt with Charles R. Banks officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

   
CANTRELL, Mary (Conley)
1932-1984
Hager Hill resident Mary E. Conley Cantrell, 51, died February 17 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Cantrell was born June 27, 1932 in Johnson County, the daughter of Max and Virgie Welch Conley. Surviving are her husband, Ottis Cantrell; four sons, John, Timothy, and Nathan Cantrell, Hager Hill and Mike Cantrell, Meally; two daughters, Tina Richmond, Hager Hill, and Camille Cantrell, Van Lear; six brothers, Harry, Howard and Eugene Conley, Orlando, FL, Robert Conley, Atlanta, GA, and Phillip and Darwin Conley, New Carlisle, OH; three sisters, Maxine Bates, Fairborn, OH, Easter Jayner, Kettering, OH, and Lois Beverly, Hager Hill; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 19 in Collista Freewill Baptist church with Clarence Lemaster and Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Welch Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

   
CARR, Maurice
1917-1984
West Van Lear resident Maurice Carr, 67, died February 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born January 12, 1917 in West Virginia, the son of Kenn and Dollie Reiner Carr. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Hatfield Meeks Carr; six sons, Morris Carr, West Van Lear, Ernie Meeks, Mt. Sterling, Bill and Vernan Meeks, Grand Rapids, Forrest and Rick Meeks, Nashville; three daughters, Susie Blair, Hager Hill, Helen Watkins and Sandra Conley, Grand Rapids, four brothers, Edward Carr, Warren, OH, Merl Carr, Key Port, NJ, Fred Carr, Bristolville, OH, and Warren Carr, East Orwell, OH; four sisters, Anna Ashley, Torrance, CA, Eula Dean, Elkins, WV, Audrey Debolt and Sadie Smith, St. Albans, WV; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 9 in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Emmorials Gardens, Elkins. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 15, 1984

    
CONLEY, Ethel (Fairchild)
1907-1984
Funeral services were held February 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ethel Conley, 76. Mrs. Conley died February 3 in Humana Hospital in Louisa. She was born May 4, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Earl Conley, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Jack and Earl Conley of Staffordsville; a daughter, Pauline Blair, Paintsville; one brother, Crate Fairchild, Ft. Wayne, IN, four sisters, Bertha Selvage, Staffordsville, Tava Fairchild, Paintsville, Arizona Ward and Faye Porter, both of Ft. Wayne, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Bruce Daniels and John Frank Ratliff officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

     
DANIELS, Dosha (Bolen)
1916-1984
Dosha Bolen Daniels, 67, died February 4 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. She was born May 21, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Joe and Allie Trimble Bolen. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Arvil Daniels; 2 sons, Paul Ancil and Virgil Joe Daniels both of West Van Lear; 2 brothers, John and Paul D. Bolen of Wabash, IN; 2 sisters, Des Lee of Ypsilanti, MI, and Tessie Fannin of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held February 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Tommy Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
ESTEP, Thursa
1903-1984
Mrs. Thursa Estep, 80, died February 16 in Urbana, OH, after an extended illness. She was born June 13, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Sadie Stambaugh Estep. Surviving are 2 brothers, Joe Estep, Spokane, WA and Richard Estep, Whitesburg; and 3 sisters, Rushia Hitchcock, Urbana, OH, Vivian Grant, Spokane, and Kay Haak, Chestertown, MD.   Funeral services were held February 16, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with John Daniels officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

  
FYFFE, Terry
1954-1984
Terry Kenneth Fyffe, 29, died February 23 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. He was born May 18, 1954, in Paintsville. He was an employee of Preston Funeral Home and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, Kenneth and Sybil Sparks Fyffe; his wife, Karen Kelly Fyffe, who he married March 2, 1974, in Covington, a son, Wesley Shane; and maternal grandparents, Estill and Clela Sparks. Funeral services were held February 26 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Eugene Sturgill, Jerry Simpson, Michael Preston, Bill Lyons, Herschel Lawson and John Childers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

   
GOBLE, Lula Mae (Castle)
1910-1984
Lula Mae Goble, 73, died February 4 in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mrs. Goble was born December 12, 1910, in Johnson County, the daughter of Julius and Ethel Castle. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Paris Goble; four children, Paul Eugene Lilly, Brunswick, OH, Lauva Terrill, Prestonsburg, Jimmy Goble, Allen and Barbara Daniel, Dayton, OH; a brother, Andrew Castle, Green Cove Springs, FL; and five sisters, Malta Waston, Auxier, Myrtle Hinchman, Barboursville, WV, Mary Evelyn Henry, Xenia, OH, Beulah Lemaster, Hillsboro, OH and Imogene Price, Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services were held February 6 in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Doug Burkett and Bill Campbell officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery at Auxier under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

    
HARRIS, David
1939-1984
David Euell Harris, 44, died February 24 in Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, OH. He was born February 27, 1939, in Johnson County, the son of Herbert and Clista Harris of Flat Gap. He was a resident of Delaware and an employee of Borden Chem.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Parker Harris; three brothers, Phillip and Scottie Harris of Flat Gap, and Stanley Harris of Florence, KY; and a sister, Darlene Pack, Springboro, OH. Funeral services were held February 27 in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with Elders J. T. Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery, Sitka, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

    
HOLBROOK, John
1889-1984
John Hayden Holbrook, 94, died February 13, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV after an extended illness. He was born July 13, 1889, in Johnson County, the son of L. D. and Pheoba Pennington Holbrook. A resident of Red Bush, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Bertie Bond Holbrook, preceded him in death May 31, 1982. Surviving are a son, Dr. Thomas Holbrook, Huntington, WV, three sisters, Mrs. Howard Shuff, Lexington, Mrs. Earl Auxier, Oak Ridge, TN and Mrs. Ollie Fyffe, Red Bush; three grandsons and one great granddaughter. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 15, in Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush. Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elder Paul E. Keaton will officiate at services with burial in Holbrook Cemetery, Red Bush. Paintsville Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 15, 1984

   
HONEYCUTT, George
1918-1984
George E. Honeycutt, 66, died February 25, in his Van Lear home.  Mr. Honeycutt was born January 11, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Johnny and Christine Webb Honeycutt. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Hyden Honeycutt; a son, George E. Honeycutt Jr., of Lagro, IN; two daughters, Sue Bowling of Van Lear and Shelby Harris, of Wabash, IN; a brother, Elec Honeycutt, of Wabash; a sister, Sophia Fitchpatrick, of Hager Hill; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services held February 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

    
KERNS, Ella (McKenzie)
1900-1984
Mrs. Ella Kerns, 83, died February 14 in a Columbus, OH hospital following an extended illness. Born August 6, 1900, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Will and Lida Butcher McKenzie. She was a resident of Columbus, OH and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Clarence Kerns, preceded her in death in 1950.  Surviving are 6 sons, Howard Kerns, of Tutor Key, James Kerns of Bob White, WV, Richard Kerns of Detroit, Mi., Douglas Kerns of Reynoldsburg, OH., Jack Kerns of Buena, NJ and Kenneth Kerns of Columbus, OH; 4 daughters, Jessie Eigensee of Columbus, Neva E. brown of Volga, Ruth Castle of Hurricane, WV, and Grace Barber of Paintsville; one brother, Robert McKenzie of Ashland; 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 126 in Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key with Elders Bruce Howard and Larry Ward officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

    
LAVENDER, Edward
1896-1984
Edward P. “Toby” Lavender, 87, died February 10 in Magoffin County Health Care Center, Salyersville. He was born July 8, 1896 in Johnson County, the son of John and Susan Castle Lavender. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired employee of Mead Company and Big Sandy Hardware.  His wife, Grace Lemaster Lavender preceded him in death in 1962.  Surviving are a son, Stephen W. Lavender of Delaware, OH; 3 daughters, Mariann Wallen of Clarksville, TN, Edith Kays of Madison, IN and Kitty B. Preston of Ypsilanti, MI; 19 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren. Services held in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C.C. Hall, Dick VanHoose, and Ellis Hamilton and J.R. Conley officiating. Funeral services were held February 13 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall, Dick VanHoose, Ellis Hamilton and J. R. Conley officiating.  Burial was in Tom Williams Cemetery, Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 15, 1984

   
LEMASTER, Forest
1909-1984
Forest Lemaster, 74, of Jackson, OH, died Monday, February 27, in Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, OH.  He was born August 16, 1909, a son of the late Lonnie and Zora Fitch Lemaster of Wilber, KY. He was a member of Old Hood Fork United Baptist Church since 1919.  He was married July 27, 1927 to Ruth Lemaster of Chandlersville.  They lived in Johnson County until 1935. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jock (Dorothy) Brunner and Mrs. Ed (Mary) Hamilton, both of Beaver, and Mrs. Mitchell (Loretta) Conley of Frazeysburg, OH; 3 sons, Earl of Jackson, Lonnie of Beaver, and Jessie of Portsmouth; 2 brothers, Hobert and Marshall Lemaster, both of Ashland; 4 sisters, Mrs. Luda Preston of Paintsville, Mrs. Gladys Bays of Springfield, OH, Mrs. Aubry Bevins of Louisa, and Mrs. Earlene Clay of Grayson; 22 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held March 1 in Beaver Valley United Baptist Church with Elders Paul Turner and James Lykins officiating. Burial was in Beaver Union Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
LYONS, Charley
1892-1984
Charley Lyons, 91, died February 27 in Columbus, OH. He was born in Johnson County, mar 15, 1892, the son of George and Kezial Hampton Lyons. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a resident of Columbus. His wife, Pearl Lyons, preceded him in death mar 20, 1979. Surviving are three sons, Charles Clarence Lyons, Yakima, WA, Robert Lyons, Chula Vista, CA and George Lyons; two daughters, Mary Leady, Columbus, and Helen Jean Kiernan, Incline Village, NV; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Ellis Hamilton conducted funeral services Friday, Mar 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
MARTINEZ, Jane (Smith)
1907-1984
Jane (Smith) Martinez, 76, of West Chicago, IL, died suddenly Wednesday, February 15, at Delnor Hospital in St. Charles, IL. She was born August 30, 1907 in Mima, Morgan Co., to the late Armstrong Smith and Mary Fraley. She was married in 1936 to Vincent Martinez of Chicago, and they lived in West Chicago since 1964. Survivors include her husband, Vincent, two grandchildren, Scott and Lisa Fillis of West Chicago; five sisters, Anne Smith and Hazel Kimbleton of Paintsville, Mrs. Helen (Robert) Fannin of West Liberty, Mrs. Vivian (Paul) Kemper of Otisco, IN, and Elizabeth Salyers of Parsons, KS, and one brother, Arthur Smith of Paintsville. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ardith Fillis, and two sisters, Ruth Jacob and Vicie Catriz, all in 1982, and one brother in law, Pablo Jacob, February, 1984. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18, at the Woodward Funeral Home, West Chicago, with the Rev. Ernie Savage officiating. Burial was at the Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 1984

   
MCCARTY, Oma (Reed)
1903-1984
Oma Reed McCarty, 81, died February 15 at U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was born February 15, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of Asa and Rebecca Reed. She was a member of the United Baptist Church and a resident of Oil Springs. Surviving are her husband, Espa McCarty; 3 sons, Ray McCarty of Oil Springs, Robert McCarty of Lexington, and Freddie McCarty of Nippa; a daughter, Etta Mae Lafferty of Oil Springs; a sister, Hazel Arms of Michigan; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 18 in Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elders Danny Williams, Wayne Blair, James H. Blair, and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial was in McCarty family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

    
MURRAY, Ethel
1914-1984
Ethel Murray, 68, of Sitka, died Feb 29 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born in Johnson County Sep 13, 1914, daughter of Clint and Ellen George Murray. Surviving are two brothers, George and Verlen Murray of Middletown, OH.  Funeral services were held in the Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church on Friday, March 2, with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in George Murray Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
PERRY, Rodney
1934-1984
Funeral services were held February 22 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rodney Perry, 49. Mr. Perry died February 21 in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington. He was born October 24, 1934, and was a resident of Edgewood, KY. He was a maintenance manager for Willis Building of Cincinnati. Surviving are his mother, Oakley Perry Teague; a son, Thomas Perry, Edgewood; and six daughters, Rhonda Meridith, Newport, KY, Sandra, Cindy, and Jackie Perry, Dayton, KY, Karen Perry, Edgewood, and Teresa Perry, Cincinnati. Burial was in the family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

    
PRESTON, Roscoe
1926-1984
Revs. Lowell Webb and Lee Music officiated Feb 4 at funeral services for Roscoe Edward "Edd" Preston, 57.  A West Van Lear resident, Mr. Preston died Feb 2 in Veterans Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness.  He was born May 11, 1926, in Johnson Co., the son of Herbert Preston and the late Maryoma Davis Preston.  He was a miner and a member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge F & AM. Other survivors include his wife, Mary Daniels Preston; a son, Danny Preston, Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. Susan Ward, West Van Lear; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Stambaugh, Scottsdale, AZ; and Mrs. Cheryl Ramey, Nippa; and his step-mother, Mrs. Naomi Preston. Burial was in Davis Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were John Holbrook, Bob Castle, Paul Childers, Dick Barber, Jimmy Pack, Billy Davis and Phillip Woods. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
SKAGGS, James S.
1947-1984
James S. Skaggs, 36, died Feb 1 in Columbus, OH. Mr. Skaggs was born in Johnson County, Sep 14, 1947, son of Thurman and Mable Conley Skaggs. Surviving are his wife, Sue Gleason Skaggs; three children, Jimmy, Caryn and Patricia Skaggs, all of Columbus; two brothers, Stanley and Timothy Skaggs, Columbus; six sisters, Jewell Bailey, Darcie Snively and Debra Sparks, all of Columbus; Katheryn Gentry, Largo, FL, Judith Salyer, Stambaugh and Denise Sparks, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held Feb 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ellis Hamilton and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

    
SPARKS, Jesse
1896-1984
Red Bush resident, Jesse Sparks, 87, died Feb 7 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born Sep 2, 1896, in Johnson County, he was the son of Silvanis and Alice Skaggs Sparks. a retired pipe fitter, he was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were two wives, Ethel Kelly Sparks and Lassie Segraves Sparks. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Sparks, Red Bush; a daughter, Mary Alice Entermen, Columbus, OH; one grandson and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 9 in Skaggstown Church at Flat Gap with Rev. Willard Bailey and Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 15, 1984

   
SPRADLIN, Paul
1925-1984
Hager Hill resident Paul Spradlin, 58, died February 23, in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Born August 2, 1925 in Johnson Co, KY, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Arms Spradlin. Other survivors include his wife, Betty Blevins Spradlin; a son, Paul Michael Spradlin, Hager Hill; a daughter Connie Sue Spradlin Lyons, Denver; a brother and  three sisters, Gene Spradlin, Alene Music, Virginia Estep and Phyllis Hannah, all of Denver; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Carl Baldridge and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

   
STAPLETON, Edna (Picklesimer)
1906-1984
Edna Stapleton, 77, died February 24 in Lexington Country Place Nursing Home. She was born April 28, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of David Sherman and Ella C. Preston Picklesimer. She was a resident of Lexington, a retired Oil Springs school teacher and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, Harry Beecher Stapleton, preceded her in death in 1948. Surviving are a son, Mack Stapleton of Lexington; 2 step sons, Harold Beecher Stapleton, of Fairborn, OH and Ashley A. W. Stapleton of Springfield, OH; 2 daughters, Annamary Wehte of Lexington and Ella Carole Mead of Fairborn; 3 stepdaughters, Emma Price of Oil Springs, Christine Williams of Kenova, WV, and Irene Colvin of Paintsville. Funeral services were held February 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Sandy Adams officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Colvin Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

   
STAPLETON, Odell
1919-1984
Odell Stapleton, 65, died Feb 4 in Kettering Memorial Hospital, Dayton, OH after an extended illness. Mr. Stapleton was born Sep 20, 1919 the son of Grover and Arminita Stapleton. Surviving are two brothers, Dick Stapleton, Dayton, OH and Edgar Stapleton, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Feb 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

     
THOMPKINS, Stephanie (Kelly)
1984
Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, for Stephanie Kelly Thompkins, 29, of Fairborn, OH. Mrs. Thompkins died in a Dayton, OH hospital following surgery. She was the daughter of the late Dave Kelly and Mary E. Kelly, presently of Dayton. The former Van Lear resident had resided in the Fairborn area for 22 years. She was a graduate of Fairborn High School and Morehead State University. She is survived by her mother who resides at 958 Wilmington, Ave., No. 408, Dayton, OH, 45420, as well as her husband and one son. In addition she is survived by four sisters and five brothers. She was a sister of Big Sandy Social Security Director Jim Kelly. Funeral arrangements were by the Warren K. Burcham Funeral Home of Fairborn with burial in the Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7,1984

   
TURNER, Pauline (Bohanon)
1935-1984
Mrs. Pauline Addie Bohanon Turner, 48, Paintsville, died Tuesday, February 21 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, after an extended illness. She was born June 17, 1935 in Statenville, GA, the daughter of the late B. F. and Mamie Lastinger Bohanon. She was a member of the Baptist Church, Homeland, FL. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Linda Greene, Argillite, KY, Mrs. Glenda Tatman, Sarasota, FL, Mrs. Brenda Satterly, and Mrs. Patricia Kensey, Venice, F:; a half sister, Mrs. Annie Loper, Orange, TX; two brothers, B. F. Bohanon, Jr., and Lewis Bohanon, Orange, TX; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 24 in Riggs Funeral Home, Greenup, conducted by Revs. Jimmy Harris and Gene Gullett.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

   
VANHOOSE, Rilda (Daniel)
1908-1984
Funeral services were held February 10 in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church for Rilda VanHoose, 75. Mrs. VanHoose died February 7 at her Tutor Key home. She was born July 5, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of Scott and Vina Music Daniels.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Richard VanHoose, preceded her in death March 13, 1981.   Surviving are a son, Ken VanHoose, Tutor Key, four daughters, Neva VanHoose, Tutor Key, Louise Milligan, IN, Jean Preston, WV, and Hermalee Salyers; a brother Newton Daniels; a sister, Lizzie Ratliff, Stambaugh; 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Hubert Slone, Irvin Castle, James Kelly Caudill and Londis Meek officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Tutor Key. Jones – Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 15, 1984

  
VIRSE, Dola
1903-1984
Funeral services were held Friday, March 2 for Dola Virse, 80, of Van Lear. Mr. Virse died Feb 28 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct 12, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Alex and Addie Honeycutt Virse. He was a retired miner. Survivors include his wife, Pansy Fraley Virse; a son, James Virse, Belfry; a daughter, June Venturino, of Williamson; two sisters, Lucy Reel, Van Lear, and Ethis Mae Wells, Taplin, WV; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were conducted by Cecil Sherman in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
WEBB, Charles
1909-1984
Charles Robert Webb, 74, died February 20 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center, Louisa, following and extended illness. Born March 18, 1909, in Paintsville, He was the son of Sidney A. and Beulah Preston Webb. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired welder, a member of the Mayo Methodist Church and a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Lois Williamson Webb; two sons, Ronald D. Webb, Pikeville and Donald L. Webb, Prestonsburg; a daughter, Sue Ann Lewis, Annandale, VA; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held February 22 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 29, 1984

   
WELLS, Jeanetta (Penix)
1921-1984
Van Lear resident Jeanetta Wells, 62, died Feb 2 in UK Medical Center, Lexington. Mrs. Wells ws born Feb 16, 1921 in Johnson County, a daughter of Seymour and Callie Boyd Penix. She is survived by her husband, Bert Clifford Wells; two daughters, Anita Pauley, Charlotte, NC and Connie Cottle, Pleasant Plain, OH; five brothers, Jack, Mos Lee, Herbert, John and Wick Penix, all of Akron, OH; and four sisters, Estelle Pack and Belva Glover, both of Akron, OH, Haley Crum, Clifford, KY, and Ella Hall, Tomahawk. Funeral services were held Feb 5 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curtiss Tussy officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, February 8, 1984

   
WILEY, Paul
1919-1984
Paul Wiley, 65, died February 27, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born September 4, 1919 in Johnson county, the son of Dave and Virgie Ward Wiley. He was a resident of Whitehouse and a retired miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Mar Prater May 24, 1977. Surviving are his wife, Loutisha Maynard Wiley; 6 sons, Burl Wiley of Riceville, Paul David Wiley of Williamsport, Roger Wiley of Whitehouse, bob Wiley of Van Lear, Tony Wiley of Thelma, and Larry "Smoke" Wiley of Floyd County; 3 daughters, Judy Vaughn of Obetz, OH, Phyllis Daniels of Meally and Kathy Adams of Sitka; 18 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott and Jack Woody officiating.  Burial was in Osborne Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984



 
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ALLEY, Magdalene (Runyon)
1921-1984
Funeral services were held March 30 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Magdalene Runyon Alley, 63. Mrs. Alley died March 28 in Hall Medical Center. Born February 20, 1921 in Shelbiana, she was the daughter of Ballard and Millie Sowards Runyon. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Paintsville Cleaners and a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are three sons, Donald L. Alley, Frankfort, Larry Michael Robinson and John B. Robinson, both of Paintsville; a brother, James H. Runyon, Pikeville; two sisters, Eleanor Whitt, Pikeville and Mary Frances Sebastian, Greenfield, IN. Dr. Charles Milam officiated at services with burial in Runyon Cemetery in East Shelbiana. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

   
BLAIR, Gladys (Greer)
1900-1984
Gladys Greer Blair, 83, died March 28 in a New Smyrna Beach, FL hospital. Born December 7, 1900, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of William and Melissa Hall Greer, and was a member of the Corada Beach Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Edith Burchett, East Point. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. Pallbearers were Joe Preston, Frank Wiszniewski, Sherman Shearer, William Earl Johnson, Randall Hager, Roger Music, Claude Greer and Mike Stapleton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

    
BURCHETT, Deanna (Williams)
1916-1984
Deanna Cloteen Plummer Burchett, 68, died Mar 16 in Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Burchett was born Mar 13, 1916 in West Virginia, the daughter of D. W. and Della Litteral Williams. She was a resident of Van Lear. Her husband, Banner Burchett, preceded her in death in 1978. Surviving are a  son, Ballard Plummer, of Auxier; a daughter, Bonnie Burke of Auxier; and a half brother, Albert Bayes of IN. Funeral services were held mar 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  March 21, 1984

  
CASTLE, Ranson
1923-1984
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ranson Castle, 81, Mr. Castle died March 2 in V. A. Hospital, Lexington. He was born February 15, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of Sam and Laura Lyons Castle. He is survived by a son, Joel Castle and a sister, Hattie Dove of Flatwoods. Redford Meadows and Don Fraley conducted services with burial in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
CASTLE, Woodrow
1915-1984
Woodrow Castle, 69, died March 22 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born February 3, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Preston Castle. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Oneida Castle; 3 sons, Lon Castle of Van Lear, Roger and Doug Castle of Thealka; 4 daughters, Magalene Ward and Rose Daniels of Columbus, OH, Jessie Young of Thealka, and Elizabeth Pack of Baltimore, MD; 4 brothers, Ernest, Frank, Terry, and Joe Castle all of Thealka; and 2 sisters, Mildred Roberts of Urbana, OH and Sylvia Black of VA; 7 half sisters, Elizabeth Castle, Getty Stambaugh and Sue Caudill all of Sitka, Margaret Salyers of Thealka, Juanita Copas and Wilma Faye Castle of Urban, OH and Edna Collins of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held March 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Spencer and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1984

    
CAUDILL, Daniel
1984
Services for Daniel V. Caudill, 50, of 2356 6th St., Court, East Moline, who died in Pathway Hospice in Lutheran Hospital, were held at the Aldersgate Methodist Church, Moline. The Rev. Joseph Gardiner officiated. Burial was in National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. A native of Jenkins, he married Virginia C. Patrick on January 1, 1958, in Paintsville. He was employed by John Deere Harvester for 26 years as a milling machine operator. He was a member of the Moline Eagles, United Auto Workers 865 and the church. He was a Naval veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his widow; a son, Daniel Bryan, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy M. Wells, Van Lear, Mrs. Evelyn Burke, Rock Island, and Mrs. Mabel Richardson, Tampa, FL; and a brother, Norman of Alpine, WY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
CONLEY, Alma (Fairchild)
1908-1984
Alma Conley, 76, died March 30, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Born March 5, 1908, at Staffordsville, she was the daughter of Levi and Lucy Hitchcock Fairchild. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John Conley, who she married May 1, 1926; a son, Wallace Conley, Staffordsville; three daughters, Carma Lee Conley and Della Ruth Conley, Staffordsville, and Helen McKenzie, Meally; three brothers, Espie and Arthur Fairchild, Nicholasville, and Walter Fairchild, Paintsville and two sisters, Grace Preston, Minford, OH and Alice Henson, Nicholasville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 1 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Revs. John Frank Ratliff, Herbert Arms and Doug Crider officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

   
CRIDER, Grover
1884-1984
Grover Crider, 99, died March 21 in Peewee Valley Nursing Home after an extended illness. Born August 17, 1884 in Johnson County, he was the son of Samuel and Nancy Music Crider. He was a retired telephone employee and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mayme Conley Crider, preceded him in death February 27, 1976. Surviving are a son, Marvin Crider, Middletown; a daughter, Jane Crider Shork, Camphill, PA, a brother, Sam Crider, East Point, a sister, Harriet Hester, Oak Hill, TN; five grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Graveside services were held March 24 in Mayo Memorial Cemetery, Paintsville, with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1984

   
DALE, Bill
1913-1984
Dayton, OH resident Bill Dale, 70, died March 15 after an extended illness. He was born September 17, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Bill and Lucy Dale, and was a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Neva Blanton Dale, a daughter, Betty Joe Cantrell, Cleveland, OH, a brother and sister, Paul VanHoose, Paintsville and Martha Joyner, Orlando, FL. Funeral services were held March 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

   
DAVIS, Walter
1912-1984
Williamsport resident Walter Davis, 71, died March 25 in Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born May 22, 1912 in Johnson County, a son of Jeff and Elizabeth Walters Davis. He was a retired electrician. Surviving are his wife, Veneda Branham Davis; a son, Steve Davis of Davis Branch; one granddaughter. Funeral services were held March 27 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Glen Arrowood officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1984

   
FANNIN, Virginia (McClafferty)
1910-1984
Mrs. Virginia McClafferty Fannin, 71, died March 28 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. A resident of Paintsville, she was born in WV, July 31, 1910, the daughter of Frank and Anna Moats McClafferty. She was a member of the Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving is a sister, Mary McClafferty, Paintsville. Funeral services were held March 30 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Schmitt, Jim Barnett, Bunk Goggans, John Wells, Jr., Mike Crothers, Bob Conley, Dan Short and Bob Pack. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

   
KIMBLER, George Jr.
1935-1984
George Kimbler, Jr., 48, died March 5 at his Paintsville home. He was born July 9, 1935 in Johnson County, the son of George (Hoppy) and Ora Burkes Kimbler. Surviving are three sons, Anthony Ray and Ringo Kimbler of Morgan County, and Terry Matthew Rhor of Thelma; five daughters, Connie, Alma and Rhonda Kimbler of Morgan County, Tracy Ramey of Staffordsville and Doris Georgene Rhor of Thelma; three brothers, John, Richard, and Luther Kimbler of Sitka; and three sisters, Sadie Dixon, Columbus, OH, Geraldine McKenzie and Retta Kimbler of Sitka. Funeral services were held March 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in George Kimbler Cemetery, Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

    
MCKENZIE, Robert
1935-1984
Graveside services were held March 17 in McKenzie Family Cemetery at Staffordsville for Robert Joseph McKenzie, 48. Mr. McKenzie died March 13 at his Chicago, IL home. He was born May 27, 1935 in Johnson County, the son of Forest and Mary Stapleton McKenzie. Surviving are 3 children; 3 brothers, Forest McKenzie of Cincinnati, OH, Charles E. McKenzie of Scottsdale, AZ, and William E. McKenzie of Catlettsburg; 4 sisters, Ada Wooten of Catlettsburg, Gertrude Smith of Millville, NJ, Gladys Fitzpatrick of Columbus, OH and Merila Mae McGuire of Ashland. John Frank Ratliff officiated at services with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

     
MEADE, Johnnie
1923-1984
Johnnie Meade, 60, died March 7, in DePaul Hospital, Norfolk, VA. He was born July 21, 1923 in Lawrence County, the son of Samuel and Sarah Hayes Meade. He was a resident of Norfolk and a member of the Ocean View Assembly of God. Surviving are his wife, Jerry McClure Meade, who he married Aug 19, 1944; two daughters, Donna Milsape, Virginia Beach, VA and Bonita Grose, Norfolk; a brother, Samuel Meade, Jr., FL; four sisters, Gertrude Elkins, FL, Katherine Preston, Mansfield, OH, Francis Bartlett, Kenova, WV, Mary Alice Smith, Huntington, WV; 5 grandchildren. Tommy Meade officiated at graveside services Sunday, Mar 11, in Meade Family Cemetery at Chestnut. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1984

   
MUSIC, Alice (Daniels)
1913-1984
Alice Music, 71, of Springfield, OH, died Monday, March 12, in Mercy Medical Center following one month of serious illness. She was born in Johnson County, January 22, 1913, a daughter of Frank and Mahala Scarberry Daniels. She was a 30 year resident of Springfield, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She retired from Schaefers Bakery in 1974. Surviving are a sister, Reathel Richmond, Springfield and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 15 in the chapel at Rose Hill Burial Park with Revs. James Paul Music and Forest Dyer officiating. Entombment followed in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

   
NEWSOME, Edna (Richmond)
1907-1984
Edna Jane Richmond Newsome, 77, died Mar 15 in Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. Born Jan 7, 1907, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Elijah B. and Zora Webb Richmond. A resident of Paintsville, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charley Newsome, and two sisters, Fannie Doergeloh, Paintsville, and Julia Brickley of Van Lear. Funeral services were held March 18 in First Baptist church, Paintsville, with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery at Hager Hill under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

BRYAN, John E.
1905-1984
John E. O'Bryan, 79, died March 25 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born February 11, 1905, in Elliott County, he was the son of James and Sara Belle Pennington O'Bryan. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired coal miner, a member of the Methodist Church and Van Lear Lodge 885. Surviving are two brothers, Clarence O'Bryan of Paintsville, and Lonzo O'Bryan of West Van Lear; five sisters, Ruth Page, Hobart, IN, Bertha Daniels, IN, Faye Holbrook and Lora Lemaster, Hager Hill, and Roberta Preston of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held March 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Garden. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 28, 1984

  
PATRICK, Richard
1923-1984
Richard Patrick, 60, died March 14 in Hall Medical Center. He was born May 27, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of Doke and Gypsie Preston Patrick. A resident of Tutor Key, he was a retired steel worker for Dayton Malleable in Ironton, OH. Surviving are his wife, Marie Castle Patrick; a step son, Delbert "Buddy" Baldridge of Flatwoods; 2 step daughters, Helen Pemberton of Flatwoods and Vivian Perry of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Howard Patrick of Morehead; a sister Dorothy Armstrong of Thealka; 10 step grandchildren; 8 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 15 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ervin Castle and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

    
RICE, Walter E.
1902-1984
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today for Walter E. Rice, 82, of Clarksville, AR. Mr. Rice died March 12 at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Clarksville. He was born January 28, 1902 in Johnson County, son of Wilson and Sarah J. Auxier Rice. A retired farmer, he was a resident of Clarksville, Arkansas.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maymie Sherman Rice.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Markwell Rice; 2 sons, Walter E. Rice, Jr. of Clarksville, AR., and Keith Rice of Dayton, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. Bobby Gibson of South Point, OH and Mrs. Johnny Stambaugh of Mount View, Ark; 7 sisters, Maymie Hitchcock of South Point, OH, Dell Rice and Dixie Sherman of Mechanicsburg, OH, Martha Turner of Greenfield, OH, Ann Lemaster of Columbus, OH, Jean Litteral of Flat Gap, and Ella Rice of Sitka; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 step-sons Wallace Markwell, Rex Markwell and Ronnie Markwell; 2 step-daughters Phyllis Clingman and Carol Farmer; 9 step grandchildren; 1 step great grandchild. Revs. C.C. Hall and James K. Caudill will conduct services in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 14, 1984

   
SPARKS, Kenneth
1931-1984
Kenneth "Jimmy" Sparks, 53, of Sitka, died March 2 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. The son of Henry and Belva McKenzie Sparks, was born March 3, 1931 in Johnson County. Surviving are his wife, Betty Cavins Sparks, four sons, Charles and Ricky Sparks and Larry Meade of Sitka, and Gary Meade of Stambaugh; one brother, Jack Crislip, Sitka; four sisters, Dixie Calwell, Bellville, MI, Minnie Wilder, Ypsilanti, MI, Lydia Hamilton, Inkster, MI and Janie Mays, Sheridan CA; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, March 4, Londis Meek and Harold Stevens officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 7, 1984

   
SUNBURY, Olive
1922-1984
Sunbury, OH resident Olive Roma Sparks, 62, died March 19 in University Hospital in Columbus, OH after an extended illness. Born Jan 30, 1922, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of the late Hobart Sparks and Madge Salyers Sparks. Surviving are her mother; five brothers, James H. Sparks, Westerville, OH, Hobart Sparks, Jr., Delaware, OH, Cecil Ray and Marion Eugene Sparks of Sunbury, and William E. Sparks, Flat Gap; and a sister, Nancy Wheeler, Staffordsville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 21 at 1 p.m, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in the Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

   
STAMBAUGH, Martha (Rice)
1886-1984
Martha Rice Stambaugh, 98, died Mar 17 in Highlands Regional medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Stambaugh was born Mar 13, 1886 the daughter of Tom and Liza Jayne Caudill Rice. She was a resident of Prestonsburg and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Forrest Stambaugh, preceded her in death in 1932. Surviving are a son, Ray Stambaugh, East Point, six daughters, Laura Sargent, Allen, Doretha Hillis, Heath, OH, Genevieve Arcuir, Cincinnati, OH, Mary Ember, West Palm Beach, FL, Naoma Lavahan, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Patsy Bland, Phoenix, AZ, and a sister, Rosa Salyer, Nippa. Funeral services held March 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral home Chapel with Bill Ford and Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984

   
YOUNG, Ruth (Preston)
1913-1984
Mrs. Ruth Preston Young, 79, died March 14 at her Boons Camp residence. Born December 19, 1913 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Buena Daniel Preston. She was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Young, who she married September 1, 1956 in Catlettsburg; 2 sons, Phillip R. Pruitt of Lexington and John H. Pruitt of Flint, MI; 2 brothers, Herman Preston of Lake Wales, Fl and Ernest Preston of Springfield, OH; 3 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral services were held March 17 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Butcher and Vern Walters officiating.  Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 21, 1984



 
APRIL - 1984

   
   
   
BAYES, Don
1899-1984
Don Bayes, 85, died April 29 in Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Born April 6, 1899, in Johnson County, he was the son of Leander and Dora Estep Bayes. A resident of West Van Lear, he was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Blair Bayes; two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Carpenter, Ashland, and Mrs. Peggy Butcher, Catlettsburg, three brothers, Woodrow Bayes, Chillicothe, OH, Gene Bayes, Ocala, FL, and Buzz Bayes, Baltimore, MD, three sisters, Neva Rice, Raceland, Thelma Hughes, Ashland, and Venice Jones, Paintsville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 2 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder J. T. Bailey and Rev. Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial will be in Hager Hill Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1984

    
BOOTH, Lizzie
1893-1984
Lizzie Booth, 90, died April 16 in Hall Medical Center. Born December 19, 1893 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Valentine and Rachel Fannin Booth, and a resident of River. Funeral services were held April 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery, Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

    
BOWLING, Ethel (Webb)
1922-1984
Funeral services were held April 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ethel Bowling, 61. Mrs. Bowling died April 5 in Hall Medical Center. She was born September 28, 1922 in Johnson County, the daughter of Curtis Webb and Lennie Blevins. She was a resident of Stambaugh. Surviving are her husband, Marcus Bowling; four sons, James Ronald Bowling, Stambaugh, Donald Ray Bowling, Tram, Ricky Bowling, Prestonsburg, and Marcus Bowling, Gogian, IN; four brothers, Curtis, Clyde and Dennis Bowling, Wabash, and Hobart Bowling, Williamsport; a sister, Billie Music, a step brother, Clifford of Houston, TX, five half sisters, Elizabeth Music, Wabash, Faye Hughes and Mae Rudd of Neon, Marlene Coleman, and Patty Pack, Van Lear; and five grandchildren. Bill Meadows and James Kelly Caudill officiated at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

   
BURCHELL, Paul
1936-1984
Paul Vernon Burchell, 47, died April 13 in Cabell-Huntington Hosptial. Born October 18, 1936 in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Sidual Burchell and Ethel Fannin Burchell. A resident of Van Lear, he retired from the U. S. military and was a member of Paintsville Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Diane Delong Burchell, who he married October 22, 1962; and five sons, Paul Lloyd, Brian, Blake, Todd and Marlen Burchell, all at home; two brothers, Denvil Burchell, Cincinnati, OH, and Alger Burchell, Loraine, OH; and four sisters, Janice Thomas, Ashland, Shelby Delong, Cincinnati, Glema Jennings, Van Lear, and Delores Murphy, Louisville. Funeral services were held April 15 in Paintsville Church of Christ with Paul Daniels and Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1984

   
BUTCHER, Curt
1910-1984
Services for Curt Butcher, 73, of Columbus, OH, were held at Schindewolf- Stevens-Stout Funeral Home by the Rev. Victor Poser with burial in Grove Cemetery. A graveside military service was conducted by V. F. W. Post 3333. He died at the home of Charles and Phyllis Byers. He was born July 31, 1910 in Johnson County, to William and Amanda Blaxton Butcher. Surviving are a son, Ervin Curtis, Jr., of Rock Island, IL and a daughter, Linda Keen of Little Rock, Ark. a number of grandchildren; four sisters, Opal Columber, Elsie Horne, Ivory McQuown, and Mrs. Charles (Phyllis) Byers, all of Kenton; and a brother, John of Kenton. He was a veteran of World War II. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

     
CARTER, Clarence
1919-1984
Jimmy Baker and Jerry Smith officiated at funeral services in Jones- Preston Funeral Home chapel for Clarence H. Carter, 64. Mr. Carter died April 16 at his Auxier home. He was born December 21, 1919 in Harlan County, the son of Luther and Monnie Palmer Carter. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Felty Carter; three sons, Clarence Carter, Winchester, Richard Carter, Independence, and Russell Carter, Columbus, OH; two daughters, Lorna Gayle Osborne, Royal Oak, MI, and Shelia Mooney, Van Lear; and two sisters, Beatrice Vial, Centerville, OH and Edna Baldwin, Lebanon, OH. Funeral services were held April 19 with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

    
CECIL, Danny
1963-1984
West Van Lear resident Danny Ray Cecil, 20, died April 3 in Hall Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. Born June 6, 1963 in Fayette County, he was a 1962 graduate of Johnson Central High School where he played varsity football and baseball for four years. Surviving are his parents, Rex Donald Cecil, Sr., and Barbara Cooper Cecil of West Van Lear; his wife, Karen Jean Scott Cecil; a brother, Rex Cecil, Jr., Eastern; three sisters, Vicky Cecil, Taylor, MI, Penny Cecil, Paintsville, and Kathy Spears, Swamp Branch; paternal grandmother, Mary Cecil of Michigan; and maternal grandparents, Virgil and Edith Cooper of Lexington. Funeral services were held April 6 in Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Paul Joseph and Herman Joseph officiating. Burial was in Holbrooks Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

    
COTTLE, Irene (McCarty)
1921-1984
Mrs. Irene Hay Cottle, 62, died April 24 at her Keaton home. Mrs. Cottle was born November 25, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of Will and Caroline Clark McCarty. She was a member of the Christian Union Church. Surviving are her husband, Douglas Cottle; a daughter, Mrs. Carol McKenzie of Keaton; a brother, Espie McCarty of Oil Springs, and a half sister, Mrs. Mertie Moore of Blaine. Funeral services were held April 26 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with elders Eual McKenzie, Lowell King, and Lonnie Terry officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1984

    
CRACE, Mary (Ward)
1894-1984
Oil Springs resident, Mary Elizabeth Crace, 89, died April 17, in Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Crace was born December 16, 1894 in Johnson County, the daughter of Harry and Rose Helton Ward.  Her husband , Carl Crace, preceded her in death in 1957.  Surviving are 3 sons, Harry Crace of Oil Springs, David Crace of Columbus, OH, and Cecil Crace of Hazard; a daughter, Edith Carol Norton of Phoenix, AZ; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 20 in Oil Springs Methodist Church with Chet Compton officiating. Burial was in Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

     
DANIEL, Jackie
1969-1984
Jackie Dee Daniel, 14, died Sunday, April 29, in an accident at his home in Fuget. Services were held Wednesday, May 2. The son of Dan Daniel and Gwendolyn McKenzie Cantrell, he was born in Floyd County, July 19, 1969. In addition to his parents, he is survived by Scott and Jerry Daniel, at home, and Dana Daniel, of West Liberty, Maternal grandparents are Dolpha and Della McKenzie, and paternal grandparents are Walter and Mentie Daniel. Elders Thirel Daniel, Boyd Meadows, and Joe Cantrell officiated at services in the Lebanon United Baptist church. Burial was in the Daniel Cemetery at Sand Lick. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1984

DANIEL, Shirley (Pelphrey)
1921-1984
Mrs. Shirley L. Daniel, 63, died April 18 at her Tutor Key home following and extended illness. Born April 14, 1921 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of John and Doshie Hall Pelphrey. She was a seamstress and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Thomas D. Daniel; a son, Roger Daniel of Pikeville; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Lanell Blevins of Paintsville; a brother, Everett Pelphrey of Van Lear; 2 sisters, Elsie Pelphrey of Van Lear and Alka Preston of Dayton, OH; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 21 in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Tutor Key with Rev. Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

   
DANIELS, Mary (Castle)
1894-1984
Mary Jane Daniels, 89, died April 2, in Madison Elms Nursing Home, London, OH, following an extended illness. Mrs. Daniels was born Nov 21, 1894 in River, the daughter of Thomas and Victoria Castle. She was a former resident of Plumwood, OH and a member of the Nippa Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, James A. Daniel, preceded her in death. Surviving are six sons, Garner, Clarence, and William Thomas Daniels, of London, James Jr., and Bob Daniels, Marysville, OH, and Randall Daniels, of Mechanicsburg, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Talmadge (Lillian) Sparks, Xenia, OH; four half sisters, Cindy Bryant, and Zelda Castle, Cordell, KY, Lida Little and Lena Wellman, Columbus, OH; 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held April 4 in Rader Funeral Home, London with Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Burial will be in Plumwood Cemetery, Madison County, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

   
FANNIN, Stella (McKenzie)
1946-1984
Red Bush resident Stella McKenzie Fannin, 37, died April 4 in UK Medical Center, Lexington, following an extended illness.  Born July 21, 1946, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Wade Hampton and Dixie Lee McKenzie McKenzie of Red Bush. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother; her husband, James R. Fannin; a son, Wilson Kyle Fannin, at home; five brothers, Melvin Ray, Robert C. and Ellis Bond McKenzie, all of red Bush, William Henry McKenzie, of Columbus, Oh, and Douglas Howard McKenzie of Ypsilanti, MI; and three sisters, Josephine Blevins of Staffordsville, Ival Wells Smith of Columbus, Oh, and Betty White, of Grove City, OH. Funeral services held April 6 in Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Family Cemetery, Red Bush, under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

    
FIELDS, Frances (Meek)
1927-1984
Frances Meek Fields, 57, died April 21 in Whitesburg Hospital. Born April 20, 1927 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Isaac and Lizzie Thompson Meek. She was a resident of Whitesburg and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hiram Fields; a daughter, Rhonda Blair of Jerimah, KY; a brother, Isaac Meek of Boons Camp; 4 sisters, Opal Sturgill of Boons Camp, Dorothy Williams of Dayton, OH, Vivian Kimbler of Union, OH and Bonnie Johnson of Englewoood, OH; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 24  in Hurricane United Baptist Church with Elders Hobart Pack, Mitchell Baldwin and Charles Price officiating.  Burial was in Nim Sturgill Cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

    
HAGER, Earnest
1914-1984
Earnest Hager, 69, died April 5, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hager was born September 30, 1914 in Floyd County, the son of Malcolm and Dolly Stapleton Hager. He was a resident of East Point. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hager; two sons, Ralph and Clinton Hager, East Point, three daughters, Judy Frasure, Blue River, and Phyllis Calhoun and Freda Justice, Prestonsburg; and a sister, Edna Hammond, Ashland. Funeral services were held April 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Burkey Lewis officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

   
JACKSON, Elisha
1897-1984
Funeral services were held April 7 for Elisha Jackson, 87. Mr. Jackson died April 4, at the home of his daughter in Urbana, OH, after an extended illness. He was born Jauanry 15, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Isaiah and Sarah Elizabeth Saylor Jackson. He was a retired miner and a former deputy jailor. His wife, Mollie Blair Jackson, preceded him in death April 25, 1972. Surviving are three sons, Robert Jackson, Paintsville, Lawrence Jackson, Austin, TX, and Haskell Jackson, Warsaw, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Joy VanHoose, Urbana; three  brothers, Riley Jackson, Ashland, and Eddie and Edward Jackson, Warsaw; a sister, Mrs. Hulda Gibson, Carey, OH; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Revs Scott Castle and Larry Blair officiated at services in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

    
LITTERAL, Stella (Welch)
1894-1984
Mrs. Stella Litteral, 89, died April 10 in Salyersville following an extended illness. Born July 6, 1894 in Johnson County, she was a resident of Paintsville and a retired restaurant worker. Her husband, Willie Litteral, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Alfred Collins, Paintsville, a daughter Dolly Powers, Richmond, VA; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 13 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don McGuire officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1984

   
MAY, Clyde
1925-1984
Funeral services were held April 15 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church for Clyde May, 58. Mr. May died April 13 in Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. Born October 17, 1925, in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Claude May and Jane Hackworth May. He was a resident of Swamp Branch, a retired construction worker, a member of the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church and the DAV. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Dorothy Caudill May, four daughters, Patricia Perkins, Upper Sandusky, OH, Barbara Harmon, Linda May and Roberta Hackworth, Swamp Branch; and four sisters, Nellie Caudill, Swamp Branch, Opal O’Bryan, Leander, Myrtle Dowler, West Milton, OH and Betty Jennings, Lima, OH. James Kelly Caudill and David Keith Castle officiated at services. Burial was in the Bays-Caudill Cemetery, Swamp Branch, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1984

   
MCKENZIE, Charles
1905-1984
Charles N. McKenzie, 78, died April 1 in Columbus, OH. Mr. McKenzie was born in Johnson County Dec 3, 1905, the son of Joseph McKenzie and Lousime Estep. He was a retired employee of Steelton Auto Parts and Columbus State School. Surviving are his wife, Stella McKenzie; 3 son, Wilbur of Orient, OH, Lacy of Columbus and Charles of Cincinnati, 5 daughters; Pauline Perkins of Columbus, Betty Biggs of Jackson, OH, Phyllis Shew of CA, Martha Graham of Grove City, OH; and Frances Thompson of Cincinnati; 4 step children; 2 brothers, William and Dolpha McKenzie, a sister, Delva Wheeler of Waverly, OH; 16 grandchildren 3 great grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 4 in Schoedinger and hilltop Chapel with Rev. Daniel Parker officiating.  Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Columbus, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

    
MEEK, James Jr.
1921-1984
James Biz Meek, Jr., 63, died April 29, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born April 11, 1921 in Johnson County, he was the son of James N. and Victoria Salyers Meek. A resident of Paintsville, he was a coal operator and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Reva May Meek; a son and daughter, James N. Meek, III and Adele Victoria Meek, both of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held today, May 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1984

    
MEEK, James N.
1921-1984
James N. (Bizz) Jr., 63, retired coal operator and lifetime resident of Johnson County, Paintsville, died Sunday, April 29, in the Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born April 11, 1921 in Paintsville, he was the son of James N. and Victoria Salyers Meek. A resident of Paintsville, he was president of Victoria Mining Company and Clarion Enterprises. He attended Paintsville City Schools and was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. He served one term as Trial Commissioner for the Johnson County Circuit Court. Surviving are his wife, Reva May Meek; a son and daughter, James N. Meek, III and Adele Victoria Meek, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held May 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville. Out of town visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Author Pope, Jr., Laconia, IN, Mrs. Victoria Brightwell, Louisville; Mrs. Emaline Mayhew, Louisville; Mr.  and Mrs. Walter Plummer, Ashland; Mrs. Henry McLendon, Zanesville, OH; Mrs. J. C. McLendon, Zanesville, OH; Mrs. Herbert Spencer, Jackson; Mrs. Adeline Smith, Jackson; Mrs. Juanita Daniel, Sacramento, CA; Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer May, Baltimore, MD; Mr. Jim Reynolds, Martin; and Mrs. Becky Tate, Charleston, WV. Pallbearers were personnel of the Kentucky State Police, John Lyle, Doug Smith, Phillip Nickols, Paul Estepp, Keith Scott and Ken Deboard. Honorary pallbearers were J. B. Wells, Jr., William B. Hazelrigg, Carmel castle, James C. Witten, Dennis Dorton, Homer Short, Randy Spencer and drew Leckle. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1984

    
RATLIFF, Russell
1913-1984
Russell Ratliff, 70, died April 10, at his Barnetts Creek home. Mr. Ratliff was born July 17, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Dennie and Rhoda Blair Ratliff. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Vernie Rowland Ratliff, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Charles Ratliff, Barnetts Creek, three sisters, Bessie Blair, Barnetts Creek, Dessie Spradlin, Prestonsburg, and Tressie Robinson, Hager Hill,; five brothers, Herschell, Hysel, Addison, Hebern and Guy Blair, Barnetts Creek, and one grandson. Funeral services were held April 13 in Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, Barnetts Creek, with Revs. Scott Castle, Donald Ray Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1984

   
REED, Rufus
1984
Rufus M. Reed, a self taught naturalist, whose columns ran for many years in The Paintsville Herald and other Eastern Kentucky papers, died April 4 at age 88. Mr. Reed, a lifetime resident of Lovely, in Martin County, was a former school teacher, and for many years was county surveyor in Martin County. He had been in failing health recently, and was living in a nursing home in West Virginia prior to his death. Despite, his health problems, he continued to write, submitting his last nature column to the Martin Countian just two weeks ago. A public library bearing his name was established in recent years at Lovely. Among his survivors are five children, including Harold Reed, district highway engineer, from Elkhorn City, and his youngest son, Bob Reed, a brigadier general stationed at Hampton Roads, VA. Services were held Saturday, April 7, at the Lovely Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Caney Cemetery at Pilgrim, on Caney Creek, site of many of his columns and anecdotes. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

    
SHIELDS, Mildred (Music)
1914-1984
Mildred Shields, 69, died April 5 in Logan General Hospital. A resident of Lower Trace, Holden, WV, she was born August 20, 1914 in Van Lear. She was the daughter of Carrie Walker Music of Lawson, WV and the late Henry Music.  A former clerk for Island Creek Company Store in Holden, she was a member of the Holden Community Church. Also surviving are her husband, Brady Shields; a sister, Ollie DeRosa of Colonia, NJ, and a brother, Warren Music, West Carrollton, OH. Funeral services were held April 7 in Honaker Funeral Home with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Becks Mill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

    
SKAGGS, Charles
1959-1984
Charles Ray Skaggs, 24, died April 6 in U K Medical Center, Lexington, He was born in Lawrence County, December 8, 1959, and was a resident of Ulysses. Surviving are his parents, Herbert and Beulah Davis Skaggs; his wife, Bessie halberd Skaggs; three children, Herbert, Crystal Lynn and Amy Leigh Skaggs, all at home; and three brothers, Paul and Michael Skaggs, Ulysses and Jeffery Skaggs, Lowmansville. Funeral services were held April 8 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Francis VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Skaggs-Young Cemetery, Lowmansville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

     
SLONE, Hester
1921-1984
Paintsville resident, Hester Childers Hall Slone, 72, died April 4 in Hall Medical Center. Born April 6, 1921 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Nannie Mollett Childers. Two husbands preceded her in death, Curtis Hall and John Slone.  Surviving are a brother, Martin Childers of Thelma; 8 sisters, Ruth Wright of Paintsville, Faye Rowland, Agnes Butcher, Emma Jaynes and Pricie Baldwin all of Thelma; Exer Blessing of Marion, OH and Essie Johnson of Prestonsburg.  Funeral services were held April 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford and J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

   
STAPLETON, Billie
1933-1984
Billie Stapleton, 50, died April 6 at his Offutt home. Born May 9, 1933, in Johnson County, he was the son of Pat and Myrtle Pennington Stapleton. Surviving are two brothers, James Stapleton, Hager Hill and John Stapleton, Offutt. Funeral services were held April 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Frank Osborne officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

   
STAPLETON, Charlie
1984
Funeral services were held May 1 in for Charlie Stapleton, 61, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Stapleton died April 28 in Dayton, OH. He was the son of Marion and Minnie Cooper Stapleton. Surviving are his wife, Savanah Stapleton; a step son, David Donavan; a step daughter, Virgie Kenny; three brothers, Tobe, Bill and Marion Stapleton, Jr., and four sisters, Marie and Hattie Rice and Bessie and Mary Grace Spears. Orvill Bartee Jr. and Arthur Smith officiated at services. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1984

   
STAPLETON, Sonny
1905-1984
Sonny C. Stapleton, 78, died April 19 at his Red Bush home. Mr. Stapleton was born April 23, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of Johnny and Sarah Jane McKenzie Stapleton. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company.  Surviving are his wife, Icie Burchett Stapleton; three sons, Rex Stapleton of Dayton, OH, Virgil Stapleton of St. Paris, Oh and Johnny Stapleton of Phoneton, OH; four daughters, Belvenell Hill of Dayton, Effie Caudill of Thelma, Peggy Holbrook of Red Bush and Betty Lemaster of Hickory, TN; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services held April 22 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders J.T. Bailey and Scottie Williams officiating. Burial was in Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

     
TACKETT, Janet (Deneca)
1943-1984
Whitehouse resident Janet Lucille Tackett, 41, died April 29 in UK Medical Center, Lexington. Mrs. Tackett was born January 23, 1943, in Madison County, OH. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her parents, Walter and Bessie McDuffet Deneca; her husband, James O. Tackett; three sons, Teddy L. Thompson, Losscatus, CA, Tommy Thompson, London, OH, and Robie Tackett, Whitehouse; four daughters, Diana Price, Johns Creek, Sheila and Tanya Tackett, Whitehouse and Gina Meade, Paintsville; a brother, Walter Deneca, Jr., Washington; two sisters, Sue Bennette and Cathy Roby, London, OH; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in Pentecostal Church of Christ. Rev. Jerry Castle will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 2, 1984

   
TACKETT, Minnie (Conley)
1900-1984
Funeral services were held April 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral home Chapel for Minnie Tackett, 83. Mrs. Tackett died April 17 in Hall Medical Center. She was born Nov 20, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of Blackburn and Stella Adams Conley and was a resident of Van Lear. Her husband, Jess Tackett, preceded her in death Nov 9, 1980. Surviving are four sons, Bill Tackett, Van Lear, Ed Tackett, Cincinnati, OH, Fred and Clarence Tackett, Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Bowling, Van Lear; five brothers, Sherman, Henry and Floyd Conley, all of Carey, OH, Wade Conley, Dayton, OH and Wayne Conley, Falcon, KY; three sisters, Betty Morehart, Sina Tackett, Staffordsville, and Mamie Skaggs of Van Lear; 21 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and 6 great- great grandchildren. Bruce Daniels and Lowell Pelphrey officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

    
THOMAS, Ruth (Conway)
1923-1984
Ruth Conway Thomas, 71, died April 8 in Hopkinsville. She was born October 26, 1923, in Christian County. A resident of Hopkinsville, she was a retired teacher. Her husband, Ernest Archer Thomas, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, George Edward Thomas of Apple Valley, MN; a daughter, Mary Lou Rutford of Danville; five grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Thomas was the daughter in law of Mrs. Cora Thomas and sister in law of Miss Carol Thomas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 11 in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

    
TURMAN, Charles
1886-1984
Charles Hilton Turman, 97, died March 26 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, OR. Born November 26, 1886, he had been a resident of Portland since 1907. He was a retired salesperson for Fischel’s Awning & Supply Company and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his wife, Lydia L. Turman, five children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Bessie Lockwood of Paintsville. Funeral services were held March 30 at the family cemetery with entombment in Portland Memorial Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 1984

    
VANHOOSE, Proctor
1913-1984
Proctor VanHoose, 70, died Monday, April 30, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born September 13, 1913 in Johnson County, he was the son of John and Lou Lyons VanHoose. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired miner and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Mae (VanHoose) VanHoose who he married September 28, 1934; 4 sons, James O. VanHoose of Fuget, John Martin and Phillip Roger VanHoose of Little Rock, AR, and Larry VanHoose of Paintsville; a daughter, Sandra Jane Harlow of Prestonsburg; a brother, Arb VanHoose of Florida; a sister, Corda Castle of Bob White, WV; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 3 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels and Don Fraley officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1984

   
WARD, Della (Preece)
1891-1984
Earl Muncy and Tom Preece officiated at funeral services for Mrs. Delia Ward, 92. Mrs. Ward died April 4 in Greenwood manor Nursing Home, Xenia, OH, following an extended illness. Born Aug 1, 1891, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Henry and Arminta Runyon Preece. She was a resident of Beaver Creek, OH. Her husband, Lorenz Ward, Sr., preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are four sons, Paul and Henry Ward, Boons Camp, Lorenz Ward, Jr., Auxier and Frank Ward, Fairborn, OH; a daughter, Frances Conley, Beaver Creek; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 7 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

   
WARD, Virgil
1901-1984
River resident Virgil Ward, 83, died April 8 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Mr. Ward was born March 20, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Epperson and Laura Bell Daniel Ward. He was a retired State Highway employee and a member of the Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lula VanHoose Ward, who he married December 14, 1925; two daughters, Dorothy Lee Sturgill, Pikeville and Alice Jewell Smith, Vine Grove; and one grandson. Funeral services were held April 11 in Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church with Bruce Howard, Charles Price and LaFrance Rigsby officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 18, 1984

   
WELLS, Claudetta (Williamson)
1947-1984
Claudetta Williamson Wells, 36, died April 4 at Thelma. Mrs. Wells was born July 21, 1947, in Johnson County, the daughter of Aldon Ward and Alka Ward Williamson Hall. She was a resident of Tomahawk. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Nileford Wells; two sons, Richard Wells, Tomahawk, and Andrew Wells, Thelma; two daughters, Nile Penix, Tomahawk and Tracy Dawn Wells, Thelma; a brother Gary Ward, Tomahawk, a step brother, Randy Hall of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Delilah Runyons and Pamela Smith, of Paintsville, and Susan Williams and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 7 in Pack Bottom Church with Lonnie Ratliff and Jimmy Maynard officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Rockhouse under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

     
WILLIAMS, Clay
1913-1984
Clay Williams, 71, died April 6 in Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born march 13, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of John and Madge (Williams) Williams. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired stone worker for MJM Stone Company and a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Bertha Lee Robinson Williams, February 7, 1968. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Montgomery Williams; a son, Danny Clay Williams, West Van Lear; five daughters, Lois Wallen, Tutor Key,  Margaret Combs, Knox, IN, Gwendolyn Hale, North Judson, IN, Geraldine Ball and Linda Helton, Flat Fork; two brothers, Elmer Williams, Harlan, TX and Howard Williams, Cincinnati, OH; and a sister Louella Brickey, Harriman, TN. Funeral services were held April 8 in United Baptist Church, Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed, Frankie Williams, Rutherford Blair, James Williams and Thurman Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984

   
YOUNG, Jay
1913-1984
Jay Young, 70, died April 6 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born May 12, 1913 in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Monroe Young and Hattie Murray Young. He was a resident of Staffordsville.  Surviving are his wife, Gewell G. O'Bryan Young; 2 brothers, Clarence Young of CA, and Lawrence Young of Columbus, OH; a sister, Mrs. Georgia Little of Huntington, WV.  Funeral services were held April 8 in Little Mud Lick Church of god with Toby Wheeler officiating.  Burial was in O'Bryan Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 11, 1984



 
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ARROWOOD, Hansel
1921-1984
Hansel Arrowood, 63, died May 15 at his Meally home following an extended illness. Mr. Arrowood was born February 11, 1921 in Johnson County, a son of Melvin and Etta McKenzie Arrowood. He was a retired miner and a member of Buffalo United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Davis Arrowood, who he married November 2, 1946; a daughter, Debra Spence, Meally; four brothers, Walter and Douglas Arrowood, of Meally, Lawrence Arrowood of Westwood and Clarence Arrowood of Flatwoods; three sisters, Elsie Ward, Meally, Mary Preston, Flatwoods, and Naomi Hager of Paintsville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 17 in Buffalo United Baptist Church with Glen Arrowood, Ivan Butcher and Arthur Preece officiating. Burial was in Arrowood Family Cemetery at Meally, under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

   
BAILEY, Suda (Dixon)
1892-1984
Funeral services were held May 29 for Mrs. Suda Bailey, 92. Mrs. Bailey died May 27 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. She was born Mar 10, 1892 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Ben and Nancy Prater Dixon. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband, W. B. Bailey, preceded her in death, July 27, 1970. Surviving are two sons, W. C. and W. G. Bailey, both of Paintsville; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bluegrass Cemetery, Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 30, 1984

    
BALDWIN, Harvey
1905-1984
Elders Kenneth Trimble, Flem Arrowood and Millard Blanton officiated at funeral services for Harvey C. Baldwin, 78, who died May 16.  Services were held May 19 in Old Little Paint United Baptist Church at Oil Springs.  Born August 15, 1905, in Johnson County, he was the son of James Wince and Rebecca Spradlin Baldwin. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Anna Reed Baldwin, preceded him in death in 1938. Surviving are a son, James Marvin Baldwin of Pleasant Plain, OH; a daughter, Margie Baldwin, of Oil Springs; a sister, Mrs. Alma Spradlin of Denver; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Asa Reed Cemetery at Oil Springs under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

   
BURCHETT, Isaac
1900-1984
Wittensville resident Isaac Burchett, 83, died May 4 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born in Johnson County, September 10, 1900, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Chandler Burchett. He was a retired employee of General Motors and a member of George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ernestine McKenzie Burchett, who he married November 8, 1950, at Flat Gap; a sister, Emily Music, East Point. Funeral services were held May 7 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Ervin Preston and Arthur Preece and Bro. Bascom Daniel officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1984

   
CASTLE, Bobby L.
1938-1984
Bobby L. Castle, 45, of Shiloh, OH, died May 15 at Mansfield General Hospital, Mansfield, OH, after a sudden illness. He was born December 9, 1938, in Paintsville, to the late Bosier Castle and Mable Murphy Castle. He was employed by Conrail in Galion, OH. Surviving are his wife, Donna Adams Castle; his mother, Mable Castle of Shelby, OH; three daughters, Mrs. Hayden (Robin) Stephens of Willard, OH, Sheila Castle and Joanna Castle at home; one son, Robert William Castle, at home; one brother, Ernest William Castle of Newark, OH; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brown of Newark, OH, and Mrs. Terry (Judy) Adkins of Shiloh, OH. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were held at the McQuate-Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, OH, May 18 with Bro. Delmer Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

   
CHANDLER, Ashley
1983-1984
Ashley Chandler, 9 ½ month old daughter of Kenneth and Pamela Crum Chandler, died May 5 at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN after an extended illness. She was born July 31, 1983 in Indianapolis. Other survivors are her grandparents, Rudolph and Murvel Stambaugh Crum, of Stambaugh and Cora Lemaster Chandler of Paintsville; one brother, and four sisters, Noell, Courtney, Brenda and Gregg Chandler, all at home. Graveside services were held May 8 in Stambaugh Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1984

    
CHESNEY, Michael
1984
Michael S. Chesney, formerly of Johnson County, a senior majoring in English at the University of California at Riverside, died May 18 in the UCLA Medical Center. He was 21.  He was born in Riverside and had lived in Escondido, CA since 1971. He graduated from Orange Glen High School in 1980. Survivors include his parents James and Marilyn Chesney of Escondido; sisters, Kathy and Debbie Chesney of Escondido; and maternal grandmother Ivel Daniel of Escondido. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
CONLEY, Delphia (Lyons)
1901-1984
Funeral services were held May 21 in Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap for Mrs. Delphia Conley, 82. Mrs. Conley died May 19 in Hall Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born September 26, 1901 in Morgan County, the daughter of Clayborn and Martilla Williams Lyons. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Millard Conley, July 4, 1977. Surviving are a son, Garrett Conley, Staffordsville, three daughters, Mrs. Ada Ross, Mrs. Loretta Evans, and Mrs. Esther Smith, all of Flat Gap; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Revs. Harold Salyer and John Fred Ramey officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Raymond Conley, Roger Blair, Jack Holbrook, Bobby Lyons, Anthony Castle and Orban Johnson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

   
DANIELS, Minnie (McKenzie)
1909-1984
Mrs. Minnie Daniels, 74, died May 9 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home, Pikeville. Born Nov 8, 1909, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Charles and Tealy Ramey McKenzie. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Irvin Daniels, preceded her in death in 1978. Surviving are a son, Bobby Dean Daniels, Tutor Key; four daughters, Ann Trimble, Staffordsville, Teresa Meade and Herma Lee Church, Tutor Key, and Edna Daniels, Richmond, VA; two sisters, Helen Delong, Van Lear, and Sola Alice Burchett, NC; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 12 in Fairview Freewill Baptist Church with Donald Caudill and Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in Daniel Family Cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1984

   
DAVIS, Ruby (Combs)
1915-1984
Ruby Combs Davis, 69, Baltimore, MD, died at her home on May 28. She was born March 9, 1915, the daughter of the late Robert Combs and Malinda Preston Combs, Wittensville. Ruby is survived by her husband, Ernest J. Davis; one daughter, Donna Davis Nuedling; three sisters, Murley VanHoose, Wittensville, Shirley Lyonds, Ashland, and Jewel Holden, McWhorter, WV and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Davis was born in Kentucky and had lived in Baltimore 27 years. She worked as a clerk at Bethlehem Steel, retiring seven years ago. She was a member of Dundalk Methodist Church, Dundalk, MD and a member of crown Rebekah Lodge and the Women’s Club of Dundalk. Services were at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Dundalk, MD, May 30 by Rev. Henry Schrwarzmanr, minister of the Methodist Church of Dundalk. Interment was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Dundalk, MD. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1984

    
DAVIS, Shirley (Ward)
1914-1984
Shirley Ward Davis, 69, died May 8 at her Paintsville home. Mrs. Davis was born December 8, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jeff and Vinnie Fitch Ward. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Davis; two brothers, Jeff and John Ward of Boons Camp; and two sisters, Betty Walters and Alberta Lent. Funeral services were held May 11 in Meally Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Welch and Davis Cemetery at concord under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1984

    
DELONG, Ellis
1911-1984
Ellis Delong, 72, died May 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born in Johnson County, August 14, 1911, the son of John T. and Dora Hyden Delong. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired miner, and a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Lottie Auxier Delong; 2 brothers, Ernest Delong of Wabash, IN, and Virgil Delong of Findley, OH and a sister, Dorothy George of Findlay, OH. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bennie Blankenship in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on May 24.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

    
DENNISON, Walker  Jr.
1919-1984
Walker Dennison, Jr., 64, of Boons Camp, died May 21 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born in Johnson County, Aug 23, 1919, he was the son of Walker and Laura Ward Dennison. He was a steel worker, retired from Dayton Mallable. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Dennison; two sons, David and Doug Dennison, of Boons Camp; two daughters, Cheryl Pigg, Thealka, and Linda Potter, Elkhorn City; five sisters, Jewell Calmes, Xenia, OH, Nancy Heins, Marion, KY, Loraine Dennison, Nashville, TN, Ellen Sego, Louisville, and Betty Krausman, Ratcliff; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 24 in the Meally Church of Christ with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

    
DUTTON, Golden (Price)
1984
Funeral services were held June for Mrs. Golden Price Dutton, 84. Mrs. Dutton died May 30 in Amherst, VA, following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Ballard and Julinia Castle Price and a member of the Church of God in Monroe, VA. Her husband, Elias Dutton preceded her in death Nov 7, 1966. Surviving are a son, James L. Dutton of Iager, WV; two daughters, Jannigee Wright of Madison Heights, VA and Mrs. Regina Lambert of Iager, WV; a sister, Mrs. Virgil Lee Whorley of Amherst, VA; a niece, Virginia Whorley of Amherst; 19 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great- great grandchildren. Services were held in Driskill Funeral Home, Amherst, with Cecil Butcher officiating. Burial was in Whittaker Cemetery at River under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984

   
HAM,PTON, Virgie (Young)
1892-1984
Virgie Young Hampton, 91, died May 24 in Crest Haven Nursing Home, Paintsville. She was born December 29, 1892, in Johnson County, the daughter of Mount and Sarah Dawson Young. She was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are he husband, Harry Hampton; a son, Howard (Boss) Hampton of Wittensville; five daughters, Sarah Collins, Thelma, Josephine Tackett and Virginia Frazier, Staffordsville, Clarinda Butcher, Wittensville, and Gertrude Castle, Middletown, Oh; 59 grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Revs. James Kelly Caudill and Harold Conley conducted services Saturday, May 26, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

    
GARRIOTT, Elizabeth (Archer)
1890-1984
Elizabeth Archer Wells Garriott, 93, died May 26 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Garriott was born October 10, 1890, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of George Preston Archer and Emma Johns Archer. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and John Graham Chapter of DAR. Preceding her in death were two husbands, Walter Scott Wells and Rev. W. B. Garriott. Surviving are a sister, Mary VanPatton, LaJolla, CA; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services held May 28 in First United Methodist Church, Prestonsburg, with Dr. Ted Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

   
HOPSON, Samuel
1924-1984
Samuel Thomas Hopson, 60, died May 16 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hopson was born January 11, 1924 in Floyd County, the son of the late Jim Hopson and Draxie Hall Hopson. He was a resident of Auxier, a retired miner, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and East Point Lodge No. 657. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Josephine B. Hopson; a daughter, Teresa Jo Hopson Hurst, Nashville, TN; four brothers, Plamer Hopson, Winchester, Glen Hopson, Thelma, Alex W. Hopson, Omar, WV and Jimmy Ray Hopson, Bay City, TX; two sisters, Eileen Davis, Alexandria, KY and Opal June Toth, Willoughby, OH; and one grandchild, Jessia Leigh Hurst. Funeral services were held May 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in Burchett Family Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

   
LEMASTER, Harold
1928-1984
Harold Lemaster, 55, died May 7 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness. Born Sep 25, 1928 in Johnson Co., KY, he was the son of Flem and Lennie Spradlin Lemaster. He was a resident of Red Bush and a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Rosell Williams Lemaster; a daughter, Christal Lemaster of Red Bush; 2 sons , Leon Lemaster of Marysville, OH and Wendell Lemaster of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Opal McKenzie of Staffordsville and Garnett Blanton of Columbus, OH. Services held in Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville, with Elders Lonza Reed and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, May 9, 1984

   
MAY, Rhuia (Williams)
1901-1984
Mrs. Rhuia May, 82, died May 23 in Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, following an extended illness. Mrs. May was born October 4, 1901, in Johnson County, the daughter of M. L. “Sug” and Madela Fairchild Williams. She was a resident of Leander and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, T. H. “Hammie” May, two sons, Eugene May, Denver, and Hager May, Urbana, OH, six daughters, Almeda Blair and Peggy Baldwin, Denver, Martha Blair, Cleveland, OH, Carolyn Blair, Barnetts Creek, Rosa Blevins, Wittensville, and Barbara Ratliff, Carey, OH; a brother, George Williams, Lucasville, OH; 31 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 26 in Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander with Elders B. C. Ferguson, Roy Coffee, Rutherford Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at Denver under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

   
MOLLETTE, Ali
1904-1984
Ali Mollette, 80, died May 4 in Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born April 18, 1904, in Johnson County, he was the son of William and Mary Spriggs Mollette. A resident of Meally, he was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ada Sammons Mollette; three sons, James Mollette, Paintsville, and Mitchell and William Sherman Mollette of Meally; three brothers, Ed and William Mollette of Boons Camp and Sam Mollette, of Meally; two sisters, Amanda Staniford, Paintsville and Clara Prater, Jefferson, OH; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Elzie Banks and Lawrence Arrowood officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1984

   
MOORE, Martha (Smith)
1909-1984
Martha Moore, 75, died May 11, in U. K. Medical Center, Lexington. She was born January 17, 1909 in Knott County, the daughter of Kenis and Josephine Smith. Mrs. Moore was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Brice Moore; two sons, Wayne Prater, of Winchester, and Charles Prater of Morehead; five daughters, Billie Witten, Sebring, FL, Kathleen Aab, Harrod, OH, Betty Holbrook, Bryan, OH, Wanda Hicks, Lima, OH and Audrey Wheeler, Flat Gap; and two step daughters, Jo Johnson of Flat Gap and Betty Davis of Hager Hill; 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 13 in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyer and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, May 16, 1984

    
MURRAY, Beb
1935-1984
Paintsville resident Beb Murray, 48, died May 8 at his home. He was born November 25, 1935 in Floyd County, the son of Willard and Thelma Bowling Murray. He was self- employed as a construction worker.  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Goble Murray, 2 step sons, Billy Clark of Paintsville and Timmy Clark of Prestonsburg; a daughter, Beverly Langdon of Paintsville; a step daughter, Rhea Lynn Clark of Paintsville; a brother, Roger Murray of Whitehouse; 3 sisters, Loraine Wells of Tutor Key, Willa Dene Mead of Flatwoods and Charlene Adams of Whitehouse and 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held May 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 16, 1984

   
MUSIC, R. C.
1921-1984
R. C. Music, 63, died May 17 at his Nippa home. Mr. Music was born March 11, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Beecher and Minerva Castle Music. He was an employee of the Paintsville Board of Education and a member of Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dixie Irene Blevins Music, who he married June 11, 1945; three daughters, Myrine Rodgers and Deloris Ann McCloud, New Carlisle, OH, and Shelby Buckley, Dana, KY; five brothers, Matthew, Gilbert and Delbert Music, Nippa, James Music, West Virginia, and Beecher Ray Music, Springfield, OH, and three sisters,  Bessie Music, Nippa, Lillian Sadler, Mechanicsburg, OH and Fredia Mae Poore, Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held May 20 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton and Roger Blair officiating. Burial was in Music Family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

   
PACK, Frank
1889-1984
Williamsport resident Frank Pack, 95, died May 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Pack was born May 4, 1889 in Johnson County, the son of Aaron and Jane Ward Pack. He was a retired miner and a member of Drift Old Regular Baptist Church. Surviving is his wife, Dollie Elizabeth Burchett Pack. Funeral services held May 23 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

     
PRESTON, Clell
1888-1984
Clell Preston, 96, died May 14 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Preston was born May 13, 1888, in Johnson County, the son of James B. and Amanda VanHoose Preston. He was a resident of Tutor Key, a retired bookkeeper for South East Coal, and a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Hazel Spears Preston, preceded him in death September 5, 1983. Surviving are a son, Robert D. Preston, Lexington, a brother, Guff Preston, Tutor Key, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

    
PRESTON, Flossie E.(Jennings)
1912-1984
Flossie E. Preston, 71, died May 31 at Meally. Born September 23, 1912 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Elbert and Mary Preston Jennings. She was a resident of Meally and a retired waitress. Her husband, Roy Preston, preceded her in death May 28, 1960. Surviving are four sons, Roy A., Freddie, Elbert and James Preston, all of Fairborn, OH, four daughters, Zelphia Blanton, Hubert Heights, OH, Mary Dean Osborne, Fairborn, OH, Della Fay Adkins, Meally and Phyliss Ann Delong, Dayton, OH; four brothers, James Jennings, Decatur, AL, Ira Jennings, Wooster, OH, Elbert Jennings, Columbus, OH, and Glenn Jennings, Jackson, OH; four sisters, Marie Childers, Columbus, Sylvia Maynard, Inez, Vina Preston, Louisa, and Mary Lou Pack, Los Angeles, CA; 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 3 in Miami Valley United Baptist Church, Fairborn, with Luther Preston officiating. Burial was in Bryon Cemetery, Xenia, OH, under the direction of the Burcham Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984

    
RICKMAN, Gussie (Daniel)
1899-1984
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Gussie Daniels Rickman, 85, of Offutt. Mrs. Rickman died May 27 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born February 8, 1899, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Major and Gabrella Meade Daniel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Rickman in Nov. 29, 1980. Surviving are 2 sons, Jay Rickman of Thealka, and Paul Rickman of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Bonnie Ward of Offutt; 2 sisters, Gladys Hammond of Williamsport and Lena Mae Ward of Dayton, OH; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Robert Smith officiated at services with burial  in Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

    
ROWLAND, Virgie (Sparks)
1900-1984
Elders Lonza Reed, J.T. Bailey, and John G. Pelphrey will officiate at funeral services held in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church May 9, for Virgie Sparks Rowland, 84.  Mrs. Rowland died May 6 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Hospital in Dayton, OH. A resident of Flat Gap she was born March 4, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lafe and Ellen Salyer Sparks. she was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Johnny Rowland, preceded her in death March 12, 1983.  Surviving are 8 sons, Floyd and Lloyd Rowland of Fuget, Joe Rowland of Enon, OH, Charles and Jesse Rowland of Beaver Creek, OH, Robert Rowland, of Lima, OH, Bill Rowland of Flat Gap, and Mitchell Rowland of Fairborn, OH; four sisters, Ola Howard, Gracie, Nola and Lora Sparks all of Oil Springs; two brothers, Estill Sparks of Staffordsville and Charles Sparks of Van Lear.  Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 9, 1984

   
SKAGGS, Henry
1910-1984
Henry Skaggs, 74, died May 20 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born May 19, 1910, in Johnson County, he was the son of Amos and Sarah O'Bryan Skaggs. Mr. Skaggs was a resident of Van Lear and a retired coal miner and Kentucky State Forestry employee. Surviving are his wife, Maymie Conley Skaggs; four sisters, Mrs. Delphia Music, Urbana, OH, Mrs. Marie Blevins, Bellview, MI, Mrs. Flora Bell O'Bryan, Ypsilanti, MI, and Mrs. Rebecca Webb, Louisa; and a brother, Hobart Skaggs, Urbana, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a m in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Oliver Scalf and Arthur Preece officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 25, 1984

   
VANHOOSE, Rinda (Daniel)
1897-1984
Rinda VanHoose, 87, died May 28 at her Sitka home. Mrs. VanHoose was born April 6, 1897, in Johnson County, the daughter of Winston W. and Sara Rotan Daniels. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Ben H. VanHoose preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 son; James, Paul and Hubert VanHoose all of Dayton, OH, Dallas VanHoose of South Charleston, OH,  Homer and Ben VanHoose of Sitka, and David VanHoose of Vandalia, OH; 3 daughters, Oma Estep and Magalene Estep both of Mechanicsburg, OH and Flossie Grim of South Charleston, OH; 39 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 5 great- great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and John F. Meade officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Sitka under direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

   
VANHOOSE, Robert
1939-1984
Funeral services were held May 15 for Robert VanHoose, 44. Mr. VanHoose died May 13 in Louisa Humana Hospital.  He was born June 28, 1939 in Johnson County. He was a construction worker and a resident of Louisa. Surviving are his parents, Raymond and Margie Borders VanHoose; his wife, Daisy Fugett VanHoose, who he married July 20, 1965; a son, Millard Ray, at home; 3 sisters, Mabel Lee Tillman and Phyllis Williams of Charlottesville, VA and Dorothy C. Frazier of Warsaw, Ind. Ellis Hamilton officiated at services in Preston  Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

   
VAUGHAN, Florence (Sword)
1904-1984
Florence Rissie Vaughan, 80, died May 31 in Naples, FL. Mrs. Vaughan was born January 8, 1904 in Pike County, the daughter of John and Stella Sword. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Eastern Star. Preceding her in death was her husband, Alex Vaughan, Sr. Survivors include a son, Alex Vaughan, Jr., of Lexington, a daughter, Mrs.  Mary Sloan; a sister, Mrs. Nell Wiser; two grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Ralph E. Webb and Glen David Vaughan officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984


 
JUNE - 1984

    
   
ALLEN, James R.
1917-1984
James R. Allen, 66, died June 3 in Columbus, OH. Mr. Allen was born October 14, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of Joseph and Nannie Preston Allen. He was a retired golf club employee and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church.  Surviving are a brother, D. J. Allen of Redding, CA, 3 sisters, Grace George and Helen Craft of Columbus, OH and Elizabeth Nessley of Troy, OH. Funeral services were held June 5 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Burial was in Allen Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984

    
AUXIER, Sam
1907-1984
Services were held at Paintsville on Wednesday, June 27, for Sam Auxier, 77, of 643 Frank Street, who died June 24 at Lexington. Mr. Auxier, a Johnson County native was the son of Toby and Belle Preston Auxier. A retiree, he was born January 9, 1907. His wife, Irene Burton Auxier, survives. Also surviving are a son, Randall Auxier of Bangor, Maine; a stepson, Paul B. Daniel of Owensboro; daughters, Gertrude Selymer of Dillsboro, Ind, Lona Lee Price of Pikeville and Jackie Beckett and Audrey Collins of Frankfort; 3 stepdaughters, Ora Lee Primm of Paintsville, Nancy Moore of Van Lear and Sue Butcher of Tutor Key; a brother, Edgar Auxier of East Point and a sister, Lottie Delong of Hager Hill; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren. Rev. Dick VanHoose officiated at services in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

   
BLAIR, Leslie Ann
1984-1984
Leslie Ann Blair, infant daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca Tackett Blair, of Louisa died June 10 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Also surviving are her grandparents, Kenneth and Marylou Baldwin Blair and Ray and Marie Smith Tackett. Graveside services were held June 12 in Rice Family cemetery at Collista with Delbert Music officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1984

   
BLANTON, Carmen (Williams)
1889-1984
Carmen Williams Blanton, 94, of 3308 West Second Ave., Belle, WV, died June 15 in Kanawha Valley Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV after an extended illness. Mrs. Blanton was born September 28, 1889 at Red Bush, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Williams of Red Bush. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Oscar Blanton, preceded her in death March 24, 1970. Surviving are one son, Hurshel Blanton of Belle, WV; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Blevins, Lexington, and Miss Margie Blanton, Belle, WV; a sister Mrs. Lexie Williams Haney of Lexington; four grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services held June 18 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, WV with Elder Robert Custer, Sr and Rev. Omar Rucker officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park at South Charleston. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
BORDERS, Goldie (Montgomery)
1912-1984
Mrs. Goldie Borders, 72, died June 20 in Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Borders ws born June 19, 1912 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Minifee and Rennie Rigsby Montgomery. She was a resident of Paintsville,  a retired cook for Mayo Vocational-Technical School and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Manuel Borders; three sons, Earl Burton of Waverly, OH, Bascom Borders of Westland, MI, and Basil Borders of Lake Bluff, IL; four daughters, Edna Johnson of Paintsville, Wilma Meade of Mt. Sterling, Betty Gullett of Nicholasville, and Mary Coleman of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Herman Montgomery of Waverly, OH and Thurman Montgomery of Oil Springs; two sisters, Dorothy Williams and Flaria Lyons both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held June 23 in Southside Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Eddie Young and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

   
CANTRELL, Lizzie (Rowland)
1897-1984
Mrs. Lizzie Cantrell, 87, died June 21 in Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Cantrell was born April 30, 1897, in Johnson County, the daughter of Joseph and Becky Estep Rowland.  She was a resident of Fuget and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Loman Cantrell preceded her in death, 1975. Surviving are 5 sons, Arthur and Arvill Cantrell, Fuget, William Cantrell, Oil Springs, Hubert Cantrell, Lexington, and Loman Cantrell, Jr., Columbus, OH; 4 daughters, Peggy and Ellen Cantrell, Fuget, Francis McKenzie, Columbus, and Jane Stapleton, Franklin, OH; a brother and two sisters, Morgan Rowland, Mary Rowland and Vannie Frazier, all of Fuget; 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held June 24 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Scottie Williams, and Revs. Bruce Daniel and Harold Salyer officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery, Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

  
CONLEY, Lillie (Gamble)
1938-1984
Mrs. Lillie Mae Conley, 45, of Flat Gap, died June 27 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born November 21, 1938 in Morgan County, the daughter of Kendall and Rosie Smith Gamble. Mrs. Conley was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Rose LaFevre and Miss Ann Conley, both of Manchester, TN; two brothers, Johnny Gamble, Red Bush and Tommy Gamble, Ohio and one sister, Myrtle Pennington, of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Friday, June 29 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the Jaynes Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

   
CYRUS, Sheridan
1907-1984
Services held Monday, June 4, for Sheridan Cyrus, 76, father of Johnson County Sheriff, Gene Cyrus. Mr. Cyrus was born in Lawrence County in September, 1907, was a Paintsville resident at the time of his death on June 2. He was a retired gas driller and a member of the Pentecostal Church. His wife, Mary Jane Wilson Cyrus, died in 1973. Survivors include four sons, Sheridan Cyrus, Jr, and Jimmy Cyrus of Columbus, OH, Ted Cyrus of Fort Gay, and Cecil Eugene Cyrus of Paintsville; four daughters, Ruby Bunn and Louise Conley of Columbus, Betty Webb of Lorain, OH, and Ruth Maynard of Louisa; 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers and sisters Roberta Loar and Lucy Pigg of Columbus, Raymond Cyrus and Dorothy Martin of Louisa, Irene Muncy of Charleston, WV and Frank Cyrus of South Point, OH. James Kelly Caudill, Raymond Combs and Will Conley officiated at services at Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Cyrus Cemetery at Louisa. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984

   
FERGUSON, Harold
1956-1984
Harold Ferguson, 27, died June 15 in University Hospital, Columbus, OH, after an extended illness. Born September 29, 1956 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hargus Ferguson and the late Fern Boggs Ferguson. He was self-employed as an electrician. Mr. Ferguson was a graduate of Louisa High School and Mayo State Vocational-Technical School. He was a former employee of Laurel Farm at Blaine. Also surviving are three brothers, Jerry Lee Ferguson, Springfield, OH, Kenneth Darrell Ferguson, Flat Gap, and Bobbie Gene Ferguson, Culvert, KY; two half brothers, Ronald Ray Griffith and Billie Vernon Evans, both of Springfield, and a sister, Linda Kay Ferguson, Blaine. Funeral services were held June 18 in Caines Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Blaine with Revs. Elmer Burchwell and Bondie Salyer officiating. Burial was in Sturgill Cemetery at Martha under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

    
HALL, Burnis
1923-1984
Funeral services were held June 9 for Burnis Hall, 61, of Bevinsville. Mr. Hall died June 7 at McDowell Regional Hospital after an extended illness. He was born January 15, 1923 in Floyd County, the son of Goble and Alice Hall. He was a retired employee of Island Creek Coal Company and a member of the Church of Our Lord. Surviving are his wife, Audrey Osborne Hall, who he married September 19, 1942; three sons, Vernon Hall, Van Lear, Jerry Hall, Wheelwright, and Hobart Hall, Winchester; two daughters, Sarah Kaye Simpson, Hager Hill, and Anna Lee Otis, Lexington; two brothers, Buddy Hall, Bevinsville, and Bill Goble Hall, Louisville; six sisters, Temp Waddles, Topmost, Susie Harris, Indiana, Gladys Morgan, Estill, Cora Lee Tackett and Ella Caudill, Cleveland, OH, and Jackie Little, Melvin; and eight grandchildren. Louis Ferrari, Glen Hayes and John Adams officiated at services in Pentecostal Church of God. Burial was in Buckingham Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1984

   
HAYDEN, Emma (Adkins)
1908-1984
Mrs. Emma Hayden, 75, of Meally, died Saturday, June 23, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, after a short illness. The daughter of George and Harriet Music Adkins, she was born in Johnson County, Sep 22, 1908. She was a member of the Meally Church of Christ. Her husband, Mike F. Hayden, survives. They were married Dec 25, 1923. Also surviving are four sons and eight daughters. They include Beecher and Herman Hayden of Meally, Hebert and Estill Hayden of East Point, Nevalene Ward of Williamsport, Virginia Vitatoe of Hager Hill, Gladys Music of Paintsville, Clara Sisco and Beatrice Burchett of Fairborn, OH, Cora Boyd of Byron, OH, Bernice Gibbs of Ansonia, OH and Jean Ploger of Hertford, NC. A sister, Virgie Delong lives at Van Lear. Also surviving are 55 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. J. M. Scott officiated at services Monday, June 25, at the Meally Church of Christ. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

   
JOHNSON, Harry
1910-1984
Harry M. Johnson, 73, died June 25 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born September 28, 1910 in Bourbon County, a son of Elisha and Eva Lee Green Johnson. He was a resident of Mt. Sterling, a retired Paintsville barber, a member of First Baptist Church and served on the Board of Directors of the Mt. Sterling Senior Citizens. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Roberts Johnson; two sons, Keene Johnson, Mt. Sterling and Dwight Johnson, Morehead; a brother, Stanley Johnson, Belvedere, SC; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fodge, Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Marie Lancaster, Tucson, AZ; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 28 in Eastin, Richey and Taul Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Revs. James Davis, John Penick and Morris Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

   
KAZEE, Robert
1927-1984
Services were to be held Wednesday afternoon, June 27, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville, for Cannonsburg resident Robert C. Kazee. Mr. Kazee, 56, was a self-employed carpenter and mason. Born Oct 14, 1927 in Boyd County, he was the son of Curt and Virgie Dove Kazee, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He died June 24, at the Veteran's Hospital, Lexington. His wife, Emma Joy McKenzie Kazee, survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Donna Darling of Ashland and Doralene Hicks of Warrensburg, MO; a son, Donald Kazee of Flatwoods; four grandchildren; four nephews and a niece. Burial was to be in the McKenzie Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
LEMASTER, Clellie
1893-1984
Funeral services were held June 19 for Sitka resident Clellie Lemaster, 92. Mr. Lemaster died June 16 in Hall Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was born June 10, 1893, in Johnson County, the son of John and Malissa Salyers Lemaster. Preceding him in death were two wives, Pearlie Lemaster, Mar 10, 1972, and Elizabeth Lemaster, 1976. Surviving are two sons, Howard Lemaster, Columbus, OH and William Lemaster, Sitka; a daughter, Geraldine VanHoose, Dayton, OH; two brothers, Ealey Lemaster, Paintsville, and Clyde Lemaster, Sitka; a sister, Esta Estep, Sitka; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Bruce Daniels and Eugene Stambaugh officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Sitka. Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

   
MEADE, Jed
1887-1984
Whitehouse resident, Jed Meade, 97, died June 12 in Louisa Humana Hospital after a short illness. Born June 8, 1887, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Tom and Ureka Davis Meade. He was a retired mail carrier and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. His first wife, Mary Bell Ratliff, preceded him in death in 1970.  Surviving are his wife, Betty Meade; two sons, Earl Meade, Louisa and Howard Meade, Milford, Oh; two daughters, Hazel Craft and Sara Frances Duvall of Milford; 29 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services held June 15 in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Layne Cemetery, Whitehouse under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

    
MURRAY, Vienna (McClure)
1891-1984
Vienna Murray, 92, died June 13 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Murray was born September 25, 1891 in Johnson County, the daughter of Millard and Margaret Pack McClure, and was a resident of Thealka.  Surviving are 2 brothers, Dewey McClure of Wittensville and Theodore McClure of Flat Gap; a sister Laura Preston of Thealka; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held June 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Walker-McClure Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

   
OWENS, Josephine (Lemaster)
1928-1984
Josephine LeMaster Owens, 55, died June 12 in St. Joe Hospital in Lexington. She was born Nov 12, 1928 in Johnson County, a daughter of Bate and Eva Watson Lemaster. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of Paintsville United Baptist Church and Eastern Star 320. Surviving are her husband, Jeff Owens, two sons, Roger L. Owens, Oil Springs, and  Bobby E. Owens, Thealka; a daughter, Joanna Sue Owens, Paintsville; two brothers, James and Bill Lemaster; a sister, Ruth Fairchild; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 15 in Paintsville United Baptist Church with Brother Wallace Conley and Elders Edd (Buster) Blanton, Joe Carroll and Roy Coffee officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

   
PELPHREY, Dorothy (Fairchild)
1907-1984
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 7 for Mrs. Dorothy Pelphrey, 76, of Staffordsville. Mrs. Pelphrey died June 4, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born September 9, 1907, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Joe and Liz Fairchild, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Pelphrey, October 6, 1977. Surviving are 3 sons, Jack C. Pelphrey of Fairborn, OH, Fred Carol Pelphrey of Columbus, OH, Eddie Harold Pelphrey of Denver; 4 daughters, Betty Jackson of Ramona, Ca, Jo Ann Estep and Mary Camp of Fairborn, OH and Nola VanHoose of Paintsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church, Paintsville, with Rev. John Frank Ratliff officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park under direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984

   
PRATER, Charles
1910-1984
Retired miner, Charles Prater, died Monday, June 25, at the age of 73, in Riverview Manor at Prestonsburg. The Staffordsville resident was born in Magoffin County on April 6, 1910. His wife, Bevia Hamilton, preceded him in death. Eight sons and two daughters, survive, including, George, Danny, Roger, Terry, and Charles Prater, Jr., all of Ashland, Jessie Prater of Columbus, Bob Prater of Greenup, and Frank Prater of Staffordsville, Violet Curtis of Kenova and Kathy Marshall of Louisville. A brother, Jim Prater  lives at Greenup. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and  ? great grandchildren. Graveside services were to be held Thursday, June 28 at the family cemetery at Staffordsville with John Frank Ratliff officiating. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

   
RATLIFF, Cecil
1907-1984
Cecil Ratliff, 77, retired railroader and a resident of Whitehouse, died June 25 at Highlands Regional Medical center after an extended illness. Born March 24, 1907 in Johnson County, he was the son of Fred and Laura Ratliff. He was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife, Bernice Meek Ratliff survives. Survivors also include  4 sons, Alvin and Greg Ratliff of Thelma, Terry Ratliff of Nippa and Willis Ratliff of New Carlisle, OH; 3 daughters, Cheryl Griffith of Paintsville, Della Grooms and Laura Sizemore both of Dayton, OH; a brother Milt Ratliff lives at Thealka; 9 grandchildren. Rev. Samuel Casebolt was to preside at services Wednesday, June 27, in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville. Burial was in family cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
RATLIFF, Rebecca (Dutton)
1950-1984
Rebecca Dutton Ratliff, 33, died June 23 at her home on Sixth Street, in Paintsville. Born November 1, 1950, at Beckley, WV, she was the daughter of Foster and Elva Dutton. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include he mother, a son, Elba J. Ratliff, and a daughter, Debra Lynn Ratliff, of Paintsville; three brothers, Walter and Henry Dutton of Staffordsville, and Elbert Dutton of Martin; two sisters, Emma Dutton of Sitka and Ruth Wells of Paintsville; and a half sister, Bessie McMurry of Georiga. John Frank Ratliff and Bob Collins officiated at services Monday, June 25 at the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. The Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
ROBERTS, James E.
1942-1984
James E. Roberts, 42, died June 7 at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Roberts was born March 26, 1942 in Johnson County, the son of Delphine Selvage. Surviving are his grandparents, George and Lizzie Spencer Selvage, of Paintsville. Funeral services were held June 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1984

   
SALYER, Exer (Estep)
1898-1984
Fuget resident Mrs. Exer Salyer, 84, died June 20 after an extended illness at the home of her daughter, Ruby Butcher of Summersville, WV.  Mrs. Salyer was born September 10, 1898, in Johnson County, the daughter of Richard and Lurana Ramey Estep. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Millard Salyer in 1958.  Surviving are a son, James A. Salyer, Madison, WV; two daughters, Ruby Butcher of Summersville, and Lexie Mae Cantrell, of Fuget; a brother, Bill Estep of Fairborn, OH; ten grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services held June 22 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Eual McKenzie and Scottie Williams officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
SKAGGS, Dessie (Williams)
1893-1984
Services were held, Friday, June 22, in the chapel of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home at Paintsville for Dessie Skaggs, 90, of Flat Gap. Mrs. Skaggs died June 19 at Humana Hospital, Louisa. A native of Johnson County, she was born October 20, 1893, the daughter of Joseph and Cynthia Segraves Williams. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, hardy Skaggs, died in 1984. Survivors include a son, Oscar Skaggs of Ashland, and a sister, Lillian Williams of Paintsville. Also surviving are a granddaughter and two step grandsons. Scott Bryan and John Hampton officiated at Friday’s services. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
SPARKS, Ben
1911-1984
Ben Sparks, 73, died June 25 in VA Hospital in Lexington after an extended illness. The son of Allen and Laura Lemaster Sparks, he was born May 1, 1911 in Johnson County. A resident of Red Bush, Mr. Sparks was a retired farmer, and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. His wife Nannie Rigsby Sparks died Jan. 9, 1981. Elders Robie Ferguson and Jerry Brown officiated at services June 29 in the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church at Relief, KY.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Red Bush and Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

    
SPARKS, Charles A.
1897-1984
Charles A. Sparks, 86, died June 3 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sparks was born Nov 25, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Lafe and Martha Ellen Salyers Sparks. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Sparks, Feb 19, 1977. Surviving are three sons, Charles A. Sparks, Jr., Franklin, OH, Willby and Shelby Hall, both of Virgie; three daughters, Ruby Ellis, Jenkins, Lila Hickey, Dayton, OH and Nellie Wells, Van Lear; a brother, Estil Sparks, Staffordsville; 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Hill officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984

    
SPRADLIN, Russell
1984
Denver resident Russell Spradlin, 64, died June 13 in Pikeville Methodist Hospital. He was the son of Ben and Nora Spradlin. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Bert Daniels of Salyersville. Funeral services were held June 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

   
STAMBAUGH, Roy
1883-1984
Roy Alfred Stambaugh, 100, died June 10 in Spring Hill, FL following an extended illness. Mr. Stambaugh was born June 15, 1883, in Arkansas, the son of Lawrence and Bell Pelphrey Stambaugh. He was a retired miner and a member of the Holiness Church. His wife, Minnie Dye Stambaugh, preceded him in death in 1969. Surviving are four sons, Alva Stambaugh, Sitka, Roy A. and James Ed Stambaugh, Ashland and Oscar Stambaugh, Springhill, FL; two daughters, Martha Combs, Port Richey, FL, and Blanche McKenzie, Ashland; a brother, Arnold Stambaugh, Ashland, 51 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 14 in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery at Sitka under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June  20, 1984

    
STURGILL, Arzie
1904-1984
Arzie Sturgill, 80, died June 28, at his Stambaugh residence. Mr. Sturgill was born January 31, 1904 in Johnson County, son of Millard F. and Elizabeth Salyer Sturgill. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Della Jenkins Sturgill; two sons, Earl Sturgill of Stambaugh and Eugene Sturgill of Paintsville; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Ruth Witten of Sitka; six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Survivors include three brothers, Clifford Sturgill, Thealka, Curtis Sturgill, Sitka, and Junior Sturgill of Lorraine, OH; and five sisters, Virgie Reynolds, Reynoldsburg, OH, Sarah Rhodes, Springfield, OH, Geneva Castle, Barnetts Creek, Margie Robins, Jenkins and Lucian Collins, Salyersville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 1, at the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Clifford Trimble, Kenny Pelphrey, John G. Pelphrey and Lonza Reed officiated. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

    
TERRY, Helen (Cantrell)
1935-1984
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 1, for Helen Cantrell Terry, 48, of Denver. Mrs. Terry died June 28 at her home. She was born in Johnson County, September 22, 1935, the daughter of John Mace and Bertie Helton Cantrell, currently of Hager Hill. She was a Protestant. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Benny R. Terry; three sons, Benny Keith and John Ray Terry of Denver and Daniel Ray Terry of Lowmansville; two daughters, Barbara Terry Hitchcock of Denver and Donette Baldwin of Oil Springs; four brothers, Henry and Vonnie Cantrell, Hager Hill, Newel Cantrell, New Carlisle, Mass. and Gary Cantrell of Denver; five grandchildren. Revs. Harold Conley and Clarence Lemaster officiated at services in the Jones-Preston Funeral home Chapel with burial in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

   
VANHOOSE, Audra (Conley)
1941-1984
Audra Ann VanHoose, 42, succumbed June 22 at the Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, after a brief illness. A Tutor Key resident, she was born in Johnson County on December 8, 1941, the daughter of Wardie and Finetta Williams Conley. She was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Jimmy Wayne VanHoose, died in 1976. Survivors include a son, Charles Wayne VanHoose of West Van Lear and a daughter, Mary L. Spears of Tutor Key. A grandson also survives. Rev. Bill Meadows officiated at services Sunday, Ju7ne 24, in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 27, 1984

    
VANHOOSE, Perry
1915-1984
Nippa resident, Perry VanHoose, 68, died June 8 in Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born September 21, 1915 in Johnson County, a son of Fred and Miranda Daniels VanHoose and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. VanHoose is survived by his wife, Helen Preston VanHoose; a son, Hobart VanHoose, of Flatwoods; a daughter, Kathleen Hall, Paintsville; 3 brothers, Wendell VanHoose, of Nippa, Hobart VanHoose, Glasco, KY, Roger VanHoose, Curtis, OH; 2 sisters, Edna Sparks, Curtis, OH, Anna Ruth Wheeler, Paintsville; 4 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.  Funeral services were held June 10, in the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bascom VanHoose Cemetery, at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 13, 1984

   
WARD, George
1886-1984
George Ward, 97, a native of Johnson County and a River resident, died Monday June 25 at Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. He was born Nov 20, 1886 the son of Corbin and Emma Baggley Ward. Mr. Ward was a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service, and a member of River United Baptist Church. His wife, Anna Ward, died in 1963. This couple was married in Oct 1921. Survivors include three sons, George Ward, Jr., of River, Lloyd Ward of Louisa and Woodrow Ward of Cleveland, OH, 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive. Lonza Reed, C. J. Sparks, and Larry Ward officiated at services Thursday, June 28, at the River United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Ward Family Cemetery at River. The Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

   
WARD, Phillip
1939-1984
Phillip Ward, 45, died Tuesday, June 26, at Highlands Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born March 19, 1939 at Freeburn, KY, son of Ralph and Opal Daniels Ward. He was a resident of Thelma, a disabled machinist and a member of the Baptist church. Surviving in addition to his mother, Opal Daniels Ward off River are a son, Randy  P. Ward and a daughter, Kristen L. Ward both of New Hampshire; 6 brothers, Lewis Ward of Newport, KY, Ronald Ward and Roger Ward both of Lakeland, Fl, Carl H. Ward of Rochester, NH, Ralph E. Ward of Sommerville, Mass, and Jeffrery Ward of Paintsville; 4 sisters, Doris Francis of Freeburn, Teena Collins of Raleigh, NC, Sara Bickford of Charleston, SC and Janice Hubbard of Billerica, Mass. He was preceded in death by two brothers.  Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, at Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Keaton and Larry Ward officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

    
WHEELER, Charles O.
1922-1984
Charles O. “Buzzy” Wheeler, 61, died June 2 at Highlands Regional Medical Center. A native of Johnson County, born here October 22, 1922, Mr. Wheeler served four terms as Johnson County court clerk, and later owned and operated the Pride Motel north of Paintsville. He was a member of the First Baptist church, and of the F & AM Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Miller Wheeler; four daughters, Melinda Wheeler, Sarah Wheeler, Jenny DeCastenada and Amanda DeCastenada and three grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Wilson and Mrs. Barbara McPherson. Services were held Tuesday, June 5 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with C. Hoge Hockensmith officiating. Burial was in the Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984
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WHEELER, Charles O. “Buzzy” Wheeler born October 22, 1922, in Paintsville, the son of Olga Stapleton Wheeler and Charles Orion Wheeler, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Jenne Miller Wheeler, and four daughters, Melinda Wheeler, Sara Wheeler, Jennifer Castaneda and Amanda Castaneda, and three grandchildren. Buzzy graduated from Paintsville High School and attended Marshall College, Huntington, W.VA.  In November, 1942, he enlisted in the Marines and participated in Gilbert and Marshall Island operations in the Pacific Theater.  In 1945 he was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Early in life he became interested in political activity and was elected County Court Clerk for 4 consecutive terms, the youngest official ever to be elected in the county, up to that time.  He was also active in the Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Young Republican Party of Kentucky and was a member of First Baptist Church.  His business interests were varied but he was especially instrumental in building projects throughout the county. Buzzy’s personality was notable as he was always pleasant and enjoyable, as evidenced by the many friends he retained during the years. He was associated with many state government officials as well as those in surrounding counties during his years in government circles. One of his most admirable qualities was his love for his fellow man. No one was ever refused assistance in an hour of need even though sacrificial service. It can truly be said “He walked with kings nor lost the common touch.” Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

    
WILEY, Bruce
1896-1984
Paintsville resident Bruce Wiley, 87, died June 2 at his home. Mr. Wiley was born June 13, 1896, in Johnson County, the son of Beth and Alvina Castle Wiley. He was a retired auto dealer and a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Vivian Spradlin Wiley; a daughter, Mrs. Rose Wiley Chandler of Paintsville; a sister, Mrs. Zilpha Ousley of Dayton, OH; 2 granddaughters; and 2 great granddaughters. Funeral services were held June 4 in First United Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Stafford Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 6, 1984


 
JULY - 1984


ADAMS, Altie (Jackson)
1910-1984
Altie Adams, 73, died July 7 in Ridgewood Nursing Home, Springfield, OH, after an extended illness. Mrs. Adams was born September 24, 1910 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Cora (Jackson) Jackson. She was a resident of New Carlisle, OH. Surviving are her husband, Harrison Adams; six sons, Ernest and Frank Adams of Fletcher, OH, Raymond Adams of Sidney, OH, Richard Adams of St. Paris, OH, Carl Jackson of Troy, OH, and James Jackson, at home; four daughter, Mrs. Avey (Lora) Larck, Tipp City, OH, Mrs. Dale (Florence) Kennedy and Mrs. Herman (Cora) Horner, Troy, OH and Mrs. Eugene (Flora) Craft, Christiansburg, OH. Survivors also include a brother, Branch Jackson, Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Ora May) Kiser, Selma, OH, and Mrs. Riggs (Malta) Powers, London, OH; 26 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Preceding Mrs. Adams in death were two sons and one daughter, two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held July 10 in Richeson-Wickham & Atkins Funeral Home in St. Paris with Rev. Wally Clingan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Springfield. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1984

BALESTRIERI, Maggie (Fitch)
1936-1984
Maggie Fitch Balestrieri, 48, died July 23 in Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Balestrieri was born May 13, 1936, in Johnson County, the daughter of Tom Fitch and Malta Castle Fitch. She was a resident of Greentown Road, Paintsville, and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Tony Balestrieri; a son, Anthony Balestrieri, Paintsville; three daughters, Toni Balestrieri, Paintsville, Tammy Stetson, U. S. Army, and Diane Perkins, West Van Lear; four brothers, Bob Fitch, East Point, Delmas Fitch, Hager Hill, Wilbur and Tom Fitch, Paintsville ; three sisters, Shirley Davis and Katherine Hitchcock of Paintsville and Margie Preston; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held July 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1984

CURTIS, James
1907-1984
James M. Curtis, 76, died at 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, in St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, OH. Mr. Curtis was born September 28, 1907, at Flat Gap, the son of Richard M. and Loutisha Williams Curtis. He was a resident of Sunbury, OH at the time of his death. He attended the Olive Green Church of Christ in Christian Union, Sunbury, OH. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Rouie LeMaster Curtis; one son, Rexford Curtis, Westerville, OH; two daughters, Priscilla Blair, Covington, KY, and Carolyn Stambaugh, Sunbury, OH; one sister, Audrey King, Sunbury; 11 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Mr. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and one grandson. Funeral services held Friday, July 20 in the chapel of Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. David Rutherford, Elder Lonza Reed and Elder Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Flat Gap. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Rob, Tim and Darin Stambaugh, Gary L. Curtis, Greg Beach, Harry Welte, Tim Strawn, Donnie Samples and Bob McRae. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1984

DAVIS, Walter
1919-1984
Walter Davis, 65, died July 27 in the Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH. He was born at Denver, on May 25, 1919, to Daniel and Lucy Burke Davis. Surviving are his wife, Zella Chandler Davis, a daughter, Luann Dear, a step son, Roger Chandler, one granddaughter and one step granddaughter all of Columbus; 3 sisters, Tava Reed of Columbus, Eunice Tepper of Lehigh Acres, Fl and Effie Spradlin of Paintsville. Walters was a World War II veteran. Funeral services were held July 30 at the Schoedinger Hill Top Chapel. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

FAIRCHILD, Dwayne
1956-1984
Funeral services were held July 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dwayne Douglas Fairchild, 28. Mr. Fairchild died July 29 at the Staffordsville home of his father. He was born May 19, 1956, in Johnson County, the son of William Fairchild and Marie VanHoose. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Center at Thelma. Other survivors include a daughter, Hope Fairchild, Thelma; a brother and sister, William Keith Fairchild and Rita Faye Baldridge, both of Paintsville. Donald Ray Caudill officiated at services with burial in Fairchild Cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1984

FERGUSON, Noah
1895-1984
Noah Wince Ferguson, 88, died Monday, July 30, in Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. He was born in Johnson County, September 8, 1895, a son of Lucas Perry and Alice Bailey Ferguson. He was a retired custodian from Community Hospital in Springfield. He was a member of the Regular Baptist church in Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Effie; two sons, William K. Springfield, and Hershel Q., London, OH; five daughters, Mrs. Jewell Havens and Mrs. Ettalene Forrest, both of Springfield, Mrs. Lucy Halterman, London, Mrs. Mary S. Smith, Galion, OH and Mrs. Jessie Kuna, Fairborn, OH; one step daughter, Mrs. Mildred Arthur, West Palm Beach, FL; several grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Esta Wheeler of Blaine. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amand Lyon and one daughter Ella Ferguson. Services were held Thursday, August 2, in Littleton Funeral Home. Burial was in Newcomers Cemetery, Springfield, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

HACKNEY, Ella (Castle)
1892-1984
Ella Greene Hackney, 92, died July 19 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Hackney was born May 31, 1892 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jackson and Sally VanHoose Castle. She was a resident of Lowmansville and had been a member of Georges Creek United Baptist Church for 77 years. Preceding her in death were two husbands, John C. Greene in 1957 and Charley Hackney.  Surviving are 2 sons, Ira Greene of Lowmansville and Ora Greene of Ashland; 4 step sons; a daughter, Ollie Preston of Tutor Key; 4 step daughters; 2 brothers, Clyde and General Castle both of Thealka; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Roy Coffee and Joe Carroll officiating.  Burial was in Clark Lemaster Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1984

HYDEN, James
1910-1984
James Hyden, 73, died July 14 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hyden was born July 23, 1910 in Johnson County, a son of William and Maggie Hyden. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired miner, and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Alice Mann Hyden; two sons, Randall Hyden, Huttonsville, WV, and Jackie Hyden, Wabash, IN; two step sons, Michael Stewart, Lucasville, OH, and Lee Stewart, Columbus, OH; five daughters, Teresa Ann Curtis, Minford, OH, Amanda Green, Douglasville, GA, Alice Watts, Lucasville, OH, Carolyn and Charlene Stewart, Sciotoville, OH; a brother, Sam Hyden, Wabash, a sister, Thelma Wells, Van Lear, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks and Lee Music officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1984

JAYNE, Jack
1926-1984
Paintsville resident Jack Jayne, 59, died July 17 at U. K. Medical Center, Lexington, following a brief illness. Mr. Jayne was born December 5, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of Joe and Mary Cantrell Jayne. He had been self-employed as a carpenter. Surviving are two sons, Joe Jayne, Salyersville, and Jimmy Jayne, Paintsville; a daughter, Jackie Jayne, Paintsville; a brother, Edward Tackett, Grayson, three sisters, Denna Montgomery and Jean Hanshaw, Paintsville and Georgene Hughes, Springhill, FL, and one grandson, Joe Jayne. Funeral services were held Friday, July 20, in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Dick VanHoose, John Frank Ratliff and Richard Williams officiating. Burial was in Jayne Cemetery, Staffordsville, under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1984

KELLY, Hubert
1984
Hubert Kelly, 83, died Friday, July 20, in Community Hospital, Springfield, OH. He is survived by his wife, Alma J. (Hay) Kelly; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Bea) Pearson and Mrs. Doug (Debbie) Lyons, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Sue Brooks, South Charleston, OH; three sons, Harold, Laurelville, OH, William Roger, Chillicothe, OH, and James Robert, Springfield; two sisters, Rilda Hay and Lizzie Kelley, both of Kentucky; one brother, Felix, Kentucky; 25 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, July 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, South Charleston. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1984

ROBINSON, Marvin
1909-1984
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Marvin O. Robinson, 78. Mr. Robinson died July 9 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1909, in Johnson County, the son of Sherd and Ida Blackburn Robinson. He was a resident of East Point, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Slone Robinson; a son, Raymond Robinson, East Point; a daughter, Peggy Daniels, Ona, WV; two brothers, Claude Robinson, East Point, and Frank Robinson, Steinhatchee, FL; a sister, Ruth Parker, Port Richie, FL; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Bill Campbell and Phil Robinson will officiate at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1984

ROSE, Phyllis (Akers)
1948-1984
Flat Gap resident Mrs. Phyllis Rose, 36, died July 31 in UK Medical center, Lexington.  Mrs. Rose was born May 8, 1948 in Johnson County, the daughter of Denver and Lorene Short Akers. She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of Christ.  Surviving are her husband, Stephen Gale Rose who she married February 4, 1967; two daughters, Tina Gail and Marsha Francis Rose, both at home; three brothers, John Thomas Akers of Glencoe, KY, Denver and David Akers of Van Lear; and two sisters, Fredia Spears of NC and Francis Cantrell of Van Lear.  Funeral services held August 2 in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Henry Greene and Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1984

ROWE, Sally (Reed)
1924-1984
Mrs. Sally Josephine Rowe, 59, died July 11 in Marrow County Hospital, Mt. Gilead, OH. Mrs. Rowe was born July 24, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Angie Sisco Reed. Surviving are her husband, Marvin Rowe; six sons, Bobby Rowe, Alabama, Charles Rowe, Pikeville, Ellis Rowe, Morehead, Scottie Rowe, Wabash, IN, Marvin Ray and Max Rowe, both of Ohio; three daughters, Ruth, Wanda and Frankie Stamper, all of Morehead; four brothers, Winfrey Reed, Mt. Gilead, OH, Johnny Reed, Wabash, Paris and Noah Reed, Ohio; a sister, Jenny Honeycutt, Indiana; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 14 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1984

SALYER, Virtrece (Salyer)
1902-1984
Virtrece Salyer, 81, died July 27 in Green Hills Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born December 9, 1902 in Johnson County, the daughter of George W. and Mary Blair Salyer. She was a resident of Bellefontaine, OH and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Harvery Salyer preceded her in death in 1966.  Surviving are 5 sons, Shafter and Burlin Salyer of Staffordsville, Harvey Jr and Prentice Salyer of Bellefontaine; and Herschell Salyer of Wheelersburg; four daughters, Loretta Patrick of Staffordsville, Allie Ward of Hager Hill, Julia Ratliff of Flagler Beach, FL, and Gladys Riggs of Chillicothe, OH; a brother, Frank Salyer, Jr. of Bellefontaine; 30 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. Funeral services held July 30 in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Elders Wayne Blair, Phillip Caudill and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch under the directions of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1984

SMITH, Frederick
1914-1984
Paintsville resident, Frederick Smith, 70, died July 14 in Hall Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born February 27, 1914 in West Virginia, the son of F. F. Smith and Edna Smith. He was a retired minister and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Dean Smith; a brother, Stafford Smith, Atlanta, GA; and a sister, Martha Mary Smith, Cincinnati, OH. Rev. Lindsay Davis, officiated at services Tuesday, July 17, in Mayo Methodist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 18, 1984

SPEARS, Elsie (Lemaster)
1918-1984
Funeral services were held in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel on July 20 for Elsie Lemasters Spears, 66. Mrs. Spears died July 17 at her West Van Lear home. She was born March 15, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Roscoe and Clara Lemasters, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Earl Spears, a son, Lowell Spears of West Van Lear; 2 step daughters, Wanda herald of Hager Hill and Marietta Morrison of West Van Lear; a sister, Thelma Crislip of Sitka; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Clarence Lemaster officiated at services with burial in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1984

SPRADLIN, Harold
1912-1984
Harold Spradlin, 71, died July 26 at his Denver home. Mr. Spradlin was born August 16, 1912 in Johnson County, a don of Britton and Ollie Lemaster Spradlin. He was a retired mechanic for Texaco Gas Company and a member of the United Baptist Church.  His first wife, Dixie Reed Spradlin died in 1955.  Surviving are his wife, Irene Bentley Spradlin; 5 sons, Chalmer Spradlin of Leander, Buell and Gary Spradlin of Denver, James Spradlin of New Carlisle, OH, and Dennis Spradlin of Staffordsville; 8 daughters, Beatrice Ward of Fairborn, OH, Francis Mobile and Bonita Carberry of Dayton, OH; Phyllis Wrobliski of Germany, Janet Spradlin of Orlando, Fl, Louise Spradlin and Ida Bell Dollarhide of Denver and Lynn Greene of Sitka.  Other survivors include 5 brothers, Douglas Spradlin of South Point, OH, Howard Spradlin of Phoenix, AZ, Hendrick Spradlin of Nippa, Fred Spradlin of Weaver, Al and Ben Spradlin of West Liberty; 3 sisters, Mable Taylor of Denver, Marie Meeks, of Ashland, and Lorraine Simpson of Cincinnati, OH; 27 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 29 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders James D. Spradlin, James H. Blair, and Mitchell Baldwin officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1984

STAMBAUGH, Ben
1892-1984
Stambaugh resident, Ben H. Stambaugh, 92, died July 6 in Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born December 28, 1892 in Johnson County, the son of William and Alapharie Caudill Stambaugh. He was a retired miner and teacher and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Effie Mae Green Stambaugh, preceded him in death July 8, 1975. Surviving are a son, William Stambaugh; West Van Lear; five daughters, Vivian Grim and Verlie Cantrell, Paintsville, Joyce Ferguson, Cleveland, OH, Mary Music, Columbus, OH, and Phyliss Stapleton, Springfield, OH; a sister, Sara Fitch, Stambaugh; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held July 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford and Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Chandlersville Masonic Lodge conducted Masonic services at the funeral home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 11, 1984

WARD, Ethellynn (Brown)
1947-1984
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 4, for Mrs. Ethellynn Brown Ward, 37, of Oil Springs. Mrs. Ward died July 1, in King's Daughters' Hospital, Ashland, after an illness of several months. She was born in Johnson Co., May 24, 1947, the daughter of Den W. and Ann Caudill Brown. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her mother, Ann Caudill Brown, of Swamp Branch, and her husband, Jeff Ward and three sons, Bill, Bob and Shawn Ward, all of Oil Springs; a sister, Joyce Ann Wilson, Louisa, and a half-brother, John E. Smith, Jr. of Chicago, IL. Chaplain George Gates and Rev. Richard Williams officiated at services in the Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Ward Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 4, 1984

   
WELLS, Audrey (Reed)
1908-1984
Audrey Mae Wells, 76, died July 16, at the Williamsport home of her daughter, Margaret Preston. Mrs. Wells was born February 2, 1908 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Henry and Lillie Williams Reed. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Jake G. Wells, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Ollie Montgomery of Paintsville; 3 step sons, Walter Wells, Jr. of Tutor Key, Delmar Wells of West Van Lear, and Kenneth Wells of Macon, GA; a daughter, Margaret Preston of Williamsport; a step daughter, Edna O. Morris of Ashland; 2 brothers, Arbie Reed and Landon Reed of Knox, IN; 2 sisters, Erma Rogers of Muncy, IN and Ada Gray Conn of Saltlick, KY; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held July 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 25, 1984

    
WILLIAMS, Virgil
1904-1984
Virgil Williams, 79, died July 22 in Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Williams was born December 31, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of Marcus and Missouri Webb Williams. He was a resident of Red Bush, a retired carpenter and a member of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Opal Rose Williams, who he married March 11, 1944, a son Mark Williams, Springfield, OH; three daughters, Pocahontas Campbell, Dayton, OH, Elizabeth Reagan, Huber Heights, OH and Irene Myers, WA; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 25 in Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Willard Bailey, Ellis Hamilton and Hager Kelly officiating. Burial was in Williams Family cemetery, Red Bush under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 1, 1984


  
AUGUST - 1984


   
  
BOYD, Elizabeth (Meek)
1900-1984
Elizabeth Boyd, 84, died Aug 9 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born February 29, 1900, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Neal and Mary Daniels Meeks. Mrs. Boyd was a resident of Thelma and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Her husband, Joe Boyd, Sr., preceded her in death June 30, 1967. Surviving are two sons, James Robert Boyd, South Point, OH, and Joe Boyd, Jr. Thelma; three daughters, Cleo Castle of West Van Lear, Mary Fraley of Wooster, OH, and Reble Guthrie of Carlinville, IL; two brothers, Sam Meeks, Canton, OH and Bill Meeks of Louisville, OH; two sisters, Mary Perkins of Wooster, OH and Catherine Farber of Canton, OH; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug 12 in Concord United Baptist church with Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Gambill Cemetery at Thelma, under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

     
COMBS, Mark
1961-1984
Mark Alan Combs, 23, died August 5 at Chandlersville. He was the son of George Combs of Wittensville and the late Erline Stapleton Combs. Mr. Combs was born January 28, 1961 in Johnson County, and was employed by Big Sandy Hardware. Survivors include a brother, George Eric Combs of Wittensville; and 3 sisters, Deborah and Kimberly Combs of Wittensville and Gina Williams of Paintsville.  Funeral  services were held August 7 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Richard Held and Wendell Combs officiating. Burial was in Combs Cemetery at Wittensville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1984

    
FRALEY, Golda (Wells)
1899-1984
Golda Fraley, 84, died August 25 in Belfonte Hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Fraley was born September 30, 1899, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Flatwoods. She was the widow of James  Bascom  (Bass) Fraley and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years.  Survivors include 1 son, Beryl Fraley, Flatwoods, a granddaughter, who Mrs. Fraley raised, Mrs. Joy Tignor, Stone Mountain, Ga., 1 sister, Nola Jennings, Drift, KY; 2 brothers, William "Bill" Arrowood, Drift, and Estill Arrowood, Nashville, TN.; 25 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell Pelphrey, Dick VanHoose, and Gordon Duncan officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1984

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FRALEY, Golda (Wells)
1899-1984
Golda Fraley, 84, of Powell Addition, died August 25 in Belfonte Hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Fraley was born September 30, 1899, in Johnson County, and was a resident of Flatwoods. She was the widow of J. B. (Bass) Fraley and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years.  Survivors include 1 son, Beryl Fraley, Flatwoods, a granddaughter, who Mrs. Fraley raised, Mrs. Joy Tignor, Stone Mountain, Ga., 1 sister, Nola Jennings, Drift, KY; 2 brothers, William "Bill" Arrowood, Drift, and Estill Arrowood, Nashville, TN.; 25 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.  Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park, Ashland. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1984

   
HAINES, Bertha (Preston)
1897-1984
Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services Saturday, August 11 for Bertha M. Haines, 86. Mrs. Haines died August  8 at her King Addition home. She was born November 6, 1897, the daughter of Lafe and Lina Preston, and was a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are her husband, Calvin C. (Cap) Haines; two daughters, Anna Lee Trimble of Paintsville and Lillian Franks of Oregon; and a sister, Eva Mayhew of Maryland. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

   
HALL, Elizabeth (Blair)
1904-1984
Funeral services were held August 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Elizabeth (Lizzie) Blair Hall, 80. Mrs. Hall died August 24 at her West Van Lear home. She was born in Johnson County, March 30, 1904, the daughter of Sherman and Jane Blair. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Walbridge Hall preceded her in death March 8, 1982. Surviving are 2 sons, Vertis hall of Canton, MI and Jack Hall of Westland, MI; a daughter, Margaret Hall of West Van Lear; 2 brothers, Gordon Blair of Jenkins and Francis Blair of Crittenden, KY; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Clarence Lemaster officiated at services with burial was in Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1930

   
HALL, Violet (Barnott)
1933-1984
Violet B. Hall, 51, died August 31 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born August 8, 1933, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of John and Anna Barnott. Mrs. Hall was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, James (Jim) Hall; a daughter, Paula Flora of Paintsville; and one granddaughter, Tyne Michelle Flora. Funeral services were held September 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Frank C. Osburg and Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Concord. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1984

   
HOLBROOK, Walter
1904-1984
Retired C & O Railroad employee Walter F. Holbrook, 80, died August 11 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Born August 7, 1904, he was a son of Harry and Sarah Rowland Holbrook. Mr. Holbrook was a resident of Thelma and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Goldie Holbrook, in August 1976 and a son Raymond Holbrook. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Dawson Holbrook; four step sons Armon and Johnny Dawson of Thelma, and Tommy and Jimmy Dawson of Warsaw, IN; a daughter Phyliss Holbrook Estep of Thelma; four step daughters, Christina Hicks and Sue Moore of Clift, KY, Jackie Lafferty of MI and Viola Adkins of TX; a brother, Denzil Holbrook, of Wheelwright; two sisters, Verna Blanton of Oil Springs and Elizabeth Barker of Stanville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services held August 13 at Concord United Baptist Church with Elders B.C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Thelma under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

    
KING, Homer
1921-1984
Homer King, 63, died August 5, in Hall Medical Center. Born October 17, 1921 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charley and Rhoda Johnson King. He was a resident of Staffordsville, a retired miner, and a member of Kentucky Indiana Paralyzed Veterans. Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Salyers King; 2 sons, Homer D. King, Van Lear, Bobby Allen King, Staffordsville; a daughter, Vicky Lynn King of Staffordsville; a foster daughter, Florence Hannah of Hager Hill; 3 brothers, Joe, Same and John King all of Staffordsville; a sister, Dorothy Wheeler of Staffordsville; one granddaughter; 6 step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 7 at the home of Ronald Dye with James Kelly Caudill and Ronald Dye officiating. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1984

   
LEWIS, George
1913-1984
George C. Lewis, 71, died August 16 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Lewis was born April 25, 1913 in Floyd County, son of the late Frank and Cora Mollett Lewis. A resident of Boons Camp, he was a retired employee of N & W Railroad and a member of Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Charity Ginger Spence Lewis, who he married August 27, 1964 in Columbus, OH; two sons, Estil Lewis, Dayton, OH and Daniel Lewis, St. Augustine, FL; a daughter Georgene Davis, Niceville, FL; and 9 grandchildren. Also, five brothers, John R. Lewis, Whorton, WV, Dutch Mollett and Frank Lewis, Boons Camp, Clyde Lewis, Butler, PA and Walter Lewis, Cincinnati, OH; and four sisters, Rose Daniels, Williamsport, Martha Mae Pyle, Millersport, OH, Ethel Bowling and Ruth Bowling, Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held Aug 18 in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Baker, Denvil Mollett and Jim Price officiating. Burial was in Mollett Cemetery at Boons Camp under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1984

   
LYONS, Andrew
1897-1984
Andrew Lyons, 87, died August 13 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Lyons was born May 9, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Henry Bud and Ceila Lyons. He was a resident of Tutor Key, a retired employee of Northeast Coal Company and a member of Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lydia Meadows Lyons; seven sons, James, George, Paul and Clarence Lyons, all of Marion, OH, Mitchell Lyons of IN, Bob Lyons of Paintsville, and Bill Lyons of Nippa; a brother and sister, George Lyons and Celphia O'Bryant, both of Louisa; 32 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug 15 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Irvin Castle, Don Fraley and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Meadows Cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1984

   
MCKENZIE, Bert
1898-1984
Funeral services were held Sept 1 in Fishtrap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville for Bert McKenzie, 85. Mr. McKenzie died in Humana Hospital, Lexington, KY. He was born Sep 30, 1898 in Johnson County, the son of George and Laura McKenzie.  He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Betsy Ross Bakery and a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were two wives, Dona Blair McKenzie and Corda McKenzie. Surviving are a stepson, Kenneth Osborne of Marysville, OH; a stepdaughter, Magdalene Hayes of Flat Gap; a sister, Beulah Prater, of Volga; 3 step-grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Tommy Bailey, Harold Salyers, and Lonza Reed officiated at services with burial in family cemetery at Volga, KY. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1984

   
MOLLETTE, Edward
1888-1984
Edward E. "Ed" Mollette, 96, died August 20 in Hall Medical Center. Mr. Mollette was born March 24, 1888, in Johnson County, the son of W. T. and Mollie Spriggs Mollette. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist church. Preceding him in death were his wife, Rose Dutton Mollette, in 1955, and three daughters. Surviving are five sons, Ray, Frank, Edward, Jim P. and John Mollette of Boons Camp; a daughter, Buna Dutton, of Boons Camp; two brothers, W. T. Mollette of Boons Camp and Sam Mollette of Paintsville; two sisters, Amanda Staniford of Paintsville and Clara Prater of Geneva, OH; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Flem Arrowood officiating. Burial will be in Mollette Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1984

     
OWENS, MelviN
1909-1984
Melvin Owens, 75, died August 24 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland following an extended illness. Mr. Owens was born April 11, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of William Owens and Phoeba Moore Owens Lemaster. He was a resident of Greenup and a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Emma Gibson Owens; a brother, George Owens of Columbus, OH; a half brother, Walter Lemaster, Columbus; two sisters, Minnie Bellew, Ashland, and Bessie Damron, Chattroy, WV; and three half sisters, Dove Kimbleton and Verna Jenkins of Columbus, and Mary Jenkins of Fuget. Funeral services were held August 26 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Rutherford Blair, Gene May and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Jenkins-Lemaster Cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1984

   
OWENS, Walter
1920-1984
World War II veteran Walter Owens, 63, died August 3 in Veterans Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Owens was born October 31, 1920 in Knott County, the son of Tom and Martha Slone Owens. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a farmer and member of Pigeon Independent Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Martha Bayes Owens; two brothers, Luther Owens of Stroh, IN and Allen Owens of Carrie, KY; and four sisters, Mrs. Herma Richie, Vest, KY, Mrs. Nellie Short, Mrs. June Short and Mrs. Jeanette Akeman, all of Carrie. Funeral services were held August 6 in Pigeon Independent Freewill Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Revs. Charles Stapleton, Delbert Music and Eual McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Tom Williams Cemetery, Oil Springs under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 8, 1984

    
RAMEY, Walter
1916-1984
East Point resident Walter Ramey, 68, died August 23 at his home. Mr. Ramey was born February 12, 1916, in Johnson County, the son of John and Betsy Ramey. He was a miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Goble Ramey; a son, Willis Ramey of Salyersville; two daughters, Deloris Trimble, Oil Springs and Anna Faye Younce, River, a brother, John Henry Ramey of East Point; two sisters, Addaline Lilly and Florence Webb, both of East Point; and a half sister, Pearl George of Wilmington, OH. Funeral services were held August 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Frank Osborne and Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1984

    
RATLIFF, Leander
1930-1984
Leander (Lee) Ratliff, 54, died August 28 at his Denver home. Mr. Ratliff was born April 18, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of Topsy and Leona Fairchild Ratliff. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ella Mae VanHoose Ratliff; 3 sons, Edward, Charley, and Billy Ratliff all of Denver; 6 daughters, Mae Horn, Brenda Spears, Linda Blair, Wanda Ratliff, Glenna Pennington and Leona Hannah all of Denver; 4 brothers, Jay C. Ratliff of In, Obie Ratliff of Denver, Ovie Ratliff of Urbana, OH, and Frank Ratliff of Fl; 4 sisters, Ella Ratliff, Dixie Blair and Dicie VanHoose all of Denver and Kathie Thatcher of Urbana, OH; several half brother and sisters; 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton and Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1984

   
SALYER, Curtis
1915-1984
Curtis Salyer, Sr, 69, 203S. Boggs, DeGraff, OH, died Thursday, August 16, in Mary Rutan Hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.  Born March 29, 1915, in Johnson County, he was a son of Manfred and Dora Gibson Salyer. He married Delma Williams July 3, 1936 in Paintsville and she survives.  A retired employee of the Mid-States Container Corporation, he is also survived by four sons: Bob and Curtis, Jr of DeGraff, Phillip of Quincy, OH, and Jack of Bellefontaine, OH; four daughters, Mrs. Norman (Harriet) Thomas of Lakeview, OH, Mrs. Harvey (Wilma) Burchanan of London, OH, Mrs. Melvin (Brenda) Lattimer of DeGraff and Mrs. Philip (Joyce) Horne of Bellefontaine; 23 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Also four sisters, Mrs. Maria Schaffer of Grand Rapids, MI, Mrs. Arba Fay Johnson and Mrs. Virgil (Ivel) Evilsizor of Urbana, OH and Mrs. Christine Holland of FL; two brothers, Clarence of Urbana and Cloice of Oil Springs; one sister and one brother are deceased. Funeral services conducted in the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home in DeGraff. The Rev. Lee Stanley officiated and burial in Greenwood Union Cemetery in DeGraff. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1984

   
SPARKS, Carl
1937-1984
Lowmansville resident Carl Sparks, 47, died August 25 at his home. Mr. Sparks was born in Johnson County, June 14, 1937 and was a construction worker. Surviving are his parents, Ira and Malissa Green Sparks; his wife, Mary Miles Sparks; two sons, Carl Roger and George Sparks, both of Lowmansville; a daughter, Lois Fossitt, Alexandria, KY; five brothers, Leslie Sparks, Marion, OH, Dewey Sparks, Silver Grove, KY, Ralph Sparks, Lebanon, OH, Bill Sparks, Melbourne, KY, and James Sparks, Mason, OH; six sisters, Gladys Dutton and Dorothy Jones, Chicago, IL, Hazel Rice and Olive Shelton, Albany, NY, Georgene Boggs, Melbourne, and Ruth Wade, Erlanger, KY. Funeral services were held August 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Addison Buchanon officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 29, 1984

   
STAMBAUGH, Anna (Meade)
1925-1984
Anna Belle Stambaugh, 59, died August 13 inYpsilanti, MI. Mrs. Stambaugh was born Jan 17, 1925 in Johnson County, the daughter of Paris Meade and Nora Burchett Meade. Her husband, Glenn Stambaugh, preceded her in death in 1965. Surviving in addition to her mother are four sons, Larry Stambaugh, Ypsilanti, MI, Curtis Stambaugh, Romulos, MI, James Stambaugh, Moreville, MI, and Ruby Glenn Stambaugh, United States Navy, San Diego, CA; three brothers, Carl Meade, Whitmoore Lake, MI, and Ray Meade, Nippa; a sister, Ruth Blair, Barnetts Creek; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug 16 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Baldwin officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 22, 1984

    
TRIMBLE, James
1894-1984
James G. (Foddershock) Trimble, 90, died August 21, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Trimble was born June 23, 1894 in Johnson County, the son of Willie and Sola Conley Trimble. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Murphy Trimble; two sons, Donny Trimble, Galion, OH, and  Carl Trimble, Marion, OH; three daughters, Maxine Wells, Elizabeth Trimble, and Betty Ramey, all of Van Lear; a sister, Myrtle Hall, Rockville, VA; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug 24 in Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church with Harry Neil Frisby officiating. Burial was in Murphy Family Cemetery at Van Lear under the direction of the Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1984


 
SEPTEMBER - 1984


   
  
ARMS, Howard
1934-1984
Paintsville resident Howard Arms, 50, died September 18 at St. Joe Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Arms was born January 22, 1934, in Johnson County, the son of Minnie Arms (Arms) and the late Daniel Arms. He was retied from the U. S. Army, a member of the Catholic Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge and El Hasa Temple. Surviving are two brothers, Richard and Roy Arms of Paintsville; and four sisters, Helen Arms and Dorothy Hatton, Winchester, Martha Caudill and Shirley Wells of Warsaw, IN. Funeral services were held September 21 in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Dick VanHoose and Tom Bowman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1984

    
BROWN, Emma (Arrowood)
1895-1984
Emma Merl Brown, 89, died September 19 in Hindman Health Care in Hindman, KY. Born March 24, 1895 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Jackson and Martilda Welch Arrowood. Mrs. Brown was a resident of Van Lear, a former employee of Paintsville Laundry and a member of the Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, Roy Brown, August 15, 1931. Surviving are three sons, Eyvind and Jack Brown, Van Lear, and Roy Brown, Warren, MI; two daughters, Dovie Lawrence, New Smyrna Beach, FL and Lois Ward, Springboro, OH; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1984

    
BRYANT, Clista (Green)
1911-1984
Clista Bryant, 73, died September 28 in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Bryant was born April 28, 1911 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Clayton and Laura Green. She was a resident of Blaine and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, James D. Bryant, August 17, 1980. Surviving are two sisters, Bertha Fyffe and Berna Gambill of Blaine. Funeral services were held October 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Bonids Salyer, Jack Perry and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in the Bryant Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

    
BUTCHER, George
1931-1984
George Butcher, 53, died September 22 in Mercy Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mr. Butcher was born May 4, 1931, the son of the late Arlan Butcher and Myrtle Daniel Butcher. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Audrey Spriggs Butcher, who he married Jan 22, 1955; three sons, Greg, Keith and Daren Butcher, all at home; two daughters, Susan Lynn Butcher, U. S. Navy, CA, and Cindy Kaye Butcher, at home; and two sisters, Lena Rutherford and Bonnie Maynard of Columbus, OH. Graveside services were held September 25 in Spriggs Cemetery at Boons Camp. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

   
CECIL, John
1984
John O. Cecil, Jr., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John O. Cecil, Sr., of Van Lear, died Thursday, September 27, at De Funiak, Springs, FL. He is survived by his wife, Athlene; a son, John Hagen Cecil; a daughter Cheryl Manns of Somerset; a brother, George Cecil of Huntsville, AL; and a sister, Carrie Harris of Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

   
DUNNAGAN, Bessie (Vest)
1907-1984
Richmond, KY resident Bessie Vest Dunnagan, 77, died September 30 in Patty A. Clay Hospital. Mrs. Dunnagan was born in Carter County, September 25, 1907, the daughter of Willis and Hester Hale Vest. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, E. H. Dunnagan, Jr., 1979. Surviving are two sons, Willis Dunnagan, Wabash, IN and John Dunnagan, Lagro, IN; and four sisters,  Hazel Wells, Richmond, Lula Mae Combs, Lagro, IN, Wilma Allene Salem, Columbus, GA and Betty Edmonds, Milton, FL. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 3 at 2 p.m. in Auxier Freewill Baptist church with Doug Burkett and T. A. Patton officiating. Burial was at Auxier under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

   
EBERSOLE, John
1905-1984
Thelma resident, John H. Ebersole, 79, died Sep 15. Mr. Ebersole was born January 27, 1905. His wife, Sylvia Wheeler Ebersole, preceded him in death December 11, 1983. Surviving are six step sons, Troy Wheeler, Thelma, Buster Taylor, Thealka, Jesse, Rufus and Amos Wheeler, Flemingsburg, and William Wheeler of Bryan , OH; four daughters, Mary Dailey, Phyllis Ward and Lily Clouse of Thelma, and Princina Tackett of Flemingsburg; and three sisters, Emma Myers, Clyde, OH, Lois Wise, Perrysburg, OH, and Ruth Ebersole, Toledo, OH. Funeral services were held Sep 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Wheeler Family Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1984

   
FAIRCHILD, Douglas
1917-1984
Douglas H. Fairchild, 67, died Sep 14 at his East Point home. Mr. Fairchild was born Aug 30, 1917 in Johnson Co., KY, the son of James H. and Losina Bayer Fairchild. He was a member of the Protestant Church and a retired diesel mechanic.  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Lemaster Fairchild; two sons, John W. Fairchild, Van Lear, and Jim Fairchild, Prestonsburg, a daughter Alice Rowe, Abbott; two brothers, Delbert Fairchild, Oil Springs and Wayne Fairchild, Olive Hill; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sep 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roy Tincher and John Woods officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1984

   
FITZPATRICK, Carl
1984
Hager Hill resident, Carl Fitzpatrick, 85, died Sep 29 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Johnson County, the son of John and Cordia Fitzpatrick. Surviving are his wife, Sophia Honeycutt Fitzpatrick; a son, Clarence Fitzpatrick, Baltimore, MD; and a daughter, Evelyn Carter, Van Lear. Funeral services were held Oct 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

    
FRALEY, Logan
1903-1984
Auxier resident Logan Fraley, 81, died September 6 in Millville, NJ. Mr. Fraley was born March 14, 1903 in Johnson County, a son of Fonzo and Rouie Porter Fraley. He was a retired miner and a member of Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Price Hager Fraley; two stepsons, Randall Hager, Water Gap and Paul Hager, Pahokee, FL; a stepdaughter, Patricia Sue Morrison, Dayton, OH; a brother, Blaine Fraley, Auxier; one sister, Pansy Vires, Van Lear; seven step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Funeral services held September 9 in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Douglas Burkett and Clyde Bowling officiating. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1984

   
HILL, James
1961-1984
Funeral services were held September 22 in Van Lear Baptist Church for James Alvin Hill, 23. Mr. Hill died September 18 in Wabash, IN, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born July 29, 1961 in Johnson County and was a resident of Urbana, IN. Surviving are his parents, Alvin and Helen Collins Hill of Van Lear; three brothers, Roger Hill, Van Lear, Aster Hill, Meally and J. T. Hill, Tutor Key; six sisters, Mary Daniels and Erma Castle, Urbana, IN, Susan Rice, Wittensville, Shirley Griffith, martin, Sandra Powers, Van Lear, and Avis Spears, Williamsport. Revs. Bruce Daniels and Kenny Collins officiated at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1984

    
JOHNSON, Amos
1928-1984
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 5, at 1 p.m. for Amos “Jack” Johnson, Jr., 56. Mr. Johnson died September 2 in St. Joe’s Hospital, Lexington. He was born March 28, 1928 in Boyd County, the son of Amos and Addie Mae Steele Johnson. A resident of Pikeville, he was an employee of Mountain Tire Company. Surviving are his wife, Edna Burton Johnson, two sons, Tim and Tom Johnson, and a daughter, Jackie Ratliff, all of Pikeville; two brothers, M. T. Womack, Jr., Wittensville, and John Paul Johnson, Paintsville; two sisters, Maxine Eldridge, Paintsville, and Pauline Cullison, Lexington; and two grandchildren. James Kelly Caudill and Paul Browning will officiate at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 5, 1984

    
LESTER, Stella (Skaggs)
1904-1984
Flat Gap resident Stella S. Lester, 80, died September 22. Born April 30, 1904, in Johnson County, the daughter of M. L. and Frances Fyffe Skaggs. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, William Lester, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are a step son, John Lowell Lester, Boone, NC; two sisters, Mary E. Lyon, Hilliard, OH and Sarah Angeline Wright, Flat Gap; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 26, in Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Harold Salyers and Bob Seagraves officiating. Burial was in the Bailey Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

   
MELVIN, Clarence
1904-1984
Retired restaurant owner Clarence “Slick” Melvin, 80, died September 28 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mr. Melvin was born June 7, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of John and Ida Melvin. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eunie Stafford Melvin; a son, Clarence Melvin of Lexington; a brother, Jimmy Melvin of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Addie Price of Paintsville and Flema VanHoose of Louisa. Funeral services were held September 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Mayo cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

    
OBRYAN, Flora (Sammons)
1909-1984
Flora O’Bryan, 75, died September 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. O’Bryan was born June 1, 1909 in Floyd County, a daughter of Bill and Amy Crum Sammons. She was a resident of East Point. Mrs. O’Bryan was preceded in death by her husband, John O’Bryan June 22, 1956. Surviving are five stepsons, Raymond O’Bryan, Indianapolis, IN, Orville O’Bryan, Ohio, Fred O’Bryan, Jr., Hunter, KY, James O’Bryan, Martin and Hershell O’Bryan, Houston, TX; two daughters, Rebal Gullette, East Point, and Anna Ruth Sammons, Lexington, a step daughter, Thelma Osborne, Hunter; five brothers, Jack, Jason, Hurley and Millard Sammons, Martin and Henry Sammons, Wabash, IN; and three sisters, Eva Sammons, Georgia, Judy and Inez Sammons, Martin. Funeral services were held September 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Jimmy Davis officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 12, 1984

    
PHELPS, Edna (Nichols)
1904-1984
Edna Phelps, 80, died Tuesday, September 25, in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Phelps was born August 17, 1904, in Greenup County, the daughter of Joe and Mayme King Nichols. She was a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are her husband, Kent Phelps; four sons, Tommy Phelps, of Phoenix, AZ, Eugene Phelps of Deltona, FL, Paul Phelps of Lexington, and Bill Phelps of Hager Hill; four daughters, Clotine Conley of Lexington, Betty Ramey of Sierra Vista, AZ, Mary Spodnik of West Field Center, OH and Patsy Smith of Florence. Also, five brothers and sisters, Earl, Opal, Edgar, Gilbert and Preston Nichol all of South Shore; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services held September 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

RAMSEY, Pauline (Ward)
1984
Pauline Ward Ramsey, of Dover Manor Nursing Home, Georgetown, a retired elementary teacher who had taught for 42 years in Johnson County, Pikeville city, Boyd County and Ashland city school, died Sep 12 at Scott General Hospital after a long illness. She was the mother of Rebecca Penn of Sadieville. Services were held Friday, Sep 14 at Tucker-Yokum Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1984

    
SOARD, Ernest
1927-1984
Funeral services were held September 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ernest E. “curly” Soard, 57. Mr. Soard died September 27 at his Van Lear residence. He was born May 11, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of Leslie and Faye Meade Soard. He was a retired employee of Island Creek Coal Company and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Billie Jo Wells Soard, two sons, Capt. John Neil Soard and Jimmy Allen Soard, both of Van Lear, a daughter, Donna Jill Bishop, Proctorville, OH; two brothers, Charles Soard, Elkhart, IN and Douglas Soard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and two sisters, Ethel Miller, Citra, FL and Dorothy Agnus, Charleston, WV. Wallace King officiated at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

     
STURGILL, Curtis
1915-1984
Thealka resident Curtis Sturgill, 69, died September 23 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, following an extended illness. Mr. Sturgill was born March 29, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Elizabeth Salyer Sturgill. He was a retired employee of Rebel Coal Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mary Mae Stanley Sturgill, preceded him in death July 28, 1983. Surviving are a son, James Curtis Sturgill, Hager Hill; three daughters, Margaret A. Woods, London, OH, Gladys Geraldine Baker, and Ruby Jewell Castle, both of Thealka; two brothers, Clifford Sturgill, Thealka, and Millard Sturgill, Jr., Lorraine, OH, five sisters, Virgie Reynolds, Troy, OH, Sarah Rhoades, South Charleston, OH, Geneva Castle, Barnetts Creek, Margie Robbins, Jenkins, and Lou Cenie Collins, Salyersville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 26 at 11 a.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Revs. Hubert Slone and Don Fraley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1984

    
THOMPSON, Oma (Blanton)
1884-1984
Mrs. Oma Thompson, 99, died September 14, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg, after an extended illness. Born September 26, 1884 in Johnson County, Mrs. Thompson was the daughter of Harve and Elizabeth Ratliff Blanton. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Willard Thompson, preceded her in death September 21, 1963. Surviving are three sons, Ernest Thompson, Winchester, Harold and Curtis Thompson, Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy (Wayne) Blevins, Paintsville; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 8 in Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Jaynes Cemetery at Staffordsville under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 19, 1984

    
TRIMBLE, Thurman
1984
Thurman Trimble, 81, died September 26 in Sunny Vee Nursing Home in Delaware, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Trimble was a resident of Kilbourne, OH, and was a retired carpenter employed by Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Caudill; five sons, Ronald, Carroll, Alvin, Howard, and Eugene Trimble, all of Delaware County, OH; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A son, George Trimble, died during World War II. Funeral services will be held today, September 26, at 1 p.m. in Bennett Brown Funeral Home in Delaware. Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 26, 1984


 
OCTOBER - 1984


   
  
ARMS, Cora (Preston)
1928-1984
Paintsville resident, Cora Arms, 55, died October 19 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Arms was born December 25, 1928 in Johnson County, the daughter of Marion and Malinda Steele Preston. Surviving are a son, Don Arms of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Thornse and Elmer Preston of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Lora and Lillie Preston of Paintsville; 1 granddaughter, LaDonna Arms. Funeral services were held October 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

    
BLANTON, Nollie (Lemaster)
1894-1984
Mrs. Nollie Blanton, 90, died October 27 in Humana Hospital, Louisa, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Blanton was born September 2, 1894, in Johnson County, the daughter of Billie and Nola Salyer Lemaster. She was a resident of Volga and a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Kendrix Blanton, July 16, 1957. Surviving are a son, James Paul Blanton, Volga; two sisters, May Estep, Springfield, OH and Maxie McKenzie, Volga; nine grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services held October 29, in Fish Trap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville. Burial was in Ben Williams Cemetery at Win with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1984

   
CAUDILL, Irvin
1903-1984
Irvin Caudill, 80, died October 20, at his Wittensville residence. Born November 22, 1903, in Johnson County, he was the son of Henry and Louraine Sparks Caudill, and was a retired coalminer. Surviving are a stepson, Clifford Castle, of Creola, OH; four daughters, Sarah Hayes, Paintsville, Wilma Cavins, Hager Hill, Mary Dikes, IN, and Dareatha Murphy, Wittensville; and two step daughters, Vertrice and Beatrice Hayes, Middletown, OH. Funeral services were held October 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Daniels Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

   
CRAFT, Debbie (Carver)
1956-1984
Mrs. Debbie J. Carver Eskew Craft, 28, died October 14 at her Salyersville residence. Mrs. Craft was born May 19, 1956 in Allen County, KY. She was employed as a nurse. Surviving are her parents, Merle Carver and Ruth Sterling; her husband, Jimmy Ray Craft; a son and daughter, Daniel and Hope Rene Eskew, both at home; three brothers, David Carver, Paintsville, Larry Carver, Raleigh, NC, and Raymond Carver, Elgin, IL; and a sister, Gail Parker, Lima, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Graham Abbott will officiate at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1984

    
CONLEY, Gypsy (Fairchild)
1896-1984
Jimmy Davis officiated at funeral services for Gypsy Conley, 87. Mrs. Conley died October 9 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born November 3, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Rose Horn Fairchild, was a resident of East Point. Her husband, Mason Conley preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1945. Surviving are a son, Beecher Conley of East Point; a daughter, Florine Davis of Sitka; a sister, Ada Blair of Hager Hill; 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1984

   
FYFFE, James
1984-1984
James Russell Fyffe, infant son of Larry and Janet Wheeler Fyffe, of West Van Lear, died October 13 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held October 14, in Fyffe Cemetery at Flat Gap. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1984

   
GAY, Robert Jr.
1952-1984
Lexington resident Robert M. Gay, Jr., 32, died Saturday, October 6 in Salyersville as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Gay was born March 26, 1952 in Fayette County, the son of Robert M. and Ann Creech Gay. He was employed as a computer programmer for the University of Kentucky. Surviving are his wife, Susan Rae Meade Gay; a daughter, Melissa Ashley Gay of Lexington; a brother and sister, James G. and Emily Gay both of Lexington. Funeral services were held October 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Ford officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1984

  
HONEYCUTT, Arlo
1932-1984
Arlo Honeycutt, 52, died October 22 in Wabash, IN. Mr. Honeycutt was born in Johnson County, September 6, 1932, the son of Malcomb and Sylvia Bolen Honeycutt. He was a resident of Servia, IN, and was an employee of Alresist Corp. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Loraine Hale Honeycutt; five sons, Arlo Honeycutt, Jr., and Victor Honeycutt of North Manchester, IN, Billy, Matthew and Stephen Honeycutt, all of Servia, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Sylvia) Cooke, Ossian, IN; four brothers, Joe and Malcolm Honeycutt of West Van Lear, Edward Honeycutt, Flint, MI, and Homer Honeycutt of Paintsville; four sisters, Arbutus Ratliff, West Van Lear, Lillie Preston, Flint, MI, Darlene Hall, Van Lear, and Shirley Malone, Columbus, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edward Young officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1984

   
KEATON, Lewis
1898-1984
Lewis Keaton, 86, died September 30 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born August 12, 1898, in Morgan County, he was the son of Movedia Keaton and Rebecca Luster Keaton. He was a Paintsville resident, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  His wife, Beulah Keaton, preceded him in death June 19, 1974.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Bonnie Sue Reed of West Van Lear and Mary Ann Keaton of Paintsville.  Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 3 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Castle officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 1984

   
LEMASTER, James
1924-1984
James E. Lemaster, 59, died October 16, at Flat Gap. Born Nov 1, 1924, in Johnson County, he was the son of Virgil and Rebecca Green Lemaster. Surviving are his father, Virgil Lemaster; his step-mother, Mildred Manning Lemaster; a son, James Lemaster, OH; a daughter, Brenda Staup, Brooksville, OH; five brothers, Dallas Lemaster, Flat Gap, Paul Lemaster, Indianapolis, IN, Marvin Lemaster, Sacramento, CA, Bobby Lemaster, Chicago, IL, Waldyne Lemaster, and a sister, Marlene Caudill, Lexington. Funeral services were held October 19 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, October 24, 1984

   
MASON, Nelle (Roe)
1889-1984
Nelle Roe Mason, 95, of Mt. Sterling died October 7, in Mary Chiles Hospital Extended Care Facility. Mrs. Mason was born January 1, 1889, in Stamford, NE, the daughter of Burt and Margaret Cook Roe. She was a member of Grassy Lick Methodist Church and Past State Grand Matron of the Rebekahs. Her husband, Shirley Mason, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Wesley Mason of Paintsville, two daughters, Hazel Boyd of Mt. Sterling and Ruth Duncan of Bagdad, KY; one sister, Lena Rolph of Mt. Sterling; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 10 in Eastin-Richey & Taul Funeral Home with Revs. Terry Faris and Larry Vickers officiating. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Larry Ward, Arch Mason Harper, Fred M. Duncan, James Duncan, James Boyd and Carl B. Boyd, Jr.. Honorary pallbearers were James C. Boyd, Russell Murphy, Fred Robbins and Jim Stephens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1984

   
MOORE, Junis
1922-1984
Junis Moore, 61, died October 4 at Laurel in Lawrence County. Born December 29, 1922 in Johnson County, he was the son of James and Malissa Rigsby Moore. Mr. Moore was a resident of Flat Gap and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two brothers, Garland Moore of Flat Gap and Ray Moore, South Shore; and three sisters, Dorothy Ross, Flat Gap, Imogene Lemaster and Julia Colvin, both of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held October 7 in Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist church at Flat Gap with Revs. Lafe Skaggs and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1984

   
PICKLESIMER, Jessie (Munk)
1913-1984
Jessie D. Picklesimer, 71, died Thursday, October 18 in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, following an extended illness. Mrs. Picklesimer was born May 11, 1913 in West Virginia, the daughter of Averil and Birtie T. Doss Munk. Mrs. Picklesimer was a resident of Paintsville and a retired nurse. Surviving are her mother; her husband, Dr. F. M. Picklesimer; and a son, Joseph D. Picklesimer, Paintsville. Funeral services were held October 20 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

  
PRATER, Warrick
1893-1984
Volga resident Warrick Lee Prater, 91, died October 13 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Prater was born August 22, 1893, the son of Elijah and Mary Pace Prater. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Protestant Church. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held October 15 in Fish Trap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Volga under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 17, 1984

  
SHORT, Luster
1907-1984
Luster Short, 77, died October 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical center. Mr. Short was born September 27, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Fred and Louise Akers Short. He was a resident of Meally. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Hall Short; a son, Paul Edwin Short, Sitka; a daughter, Ruth Butcher, Meally; two sisters, Rosa Music, Ohio, and Mary Lou Powers, Meally and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10, 1984

    
TACKETT, Andy
1907-1984
Retired miner, Andy J. Tackett, 77, died October 27 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born October 27, 1907, in Johnson County, he was the son of Samuel and Suzane Napier Tackett, and a resident of Whitehouse.  Surviving are his wife, Ida Castle Tackett; four sons, Andrew Jackson Tackett of Geneva, NY, Robie Lee, Carl Ed and James Arville Tackett of Whitehouse; three daughters, Yvonne McMahen and Loretta Blake of Columbus, OH, and Margie Welch of Whitehouse. Also, a brother, Frank Tackett of Whitehouse; two sisters, Mary Puckett, of Paintsville, and Esta Gibson of Waverly, OH; 35 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services held October 29 in Riches of Jesus Independent Baptist Church at Whitehouse.  Cecil Price and Daryl Ratliff officiated at services with burial in family cemetery at Whitehouse. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 31, 1984

    
THOMPSON, Jessie
1908-1984
Funeral services were held October 4 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jessie V. Thompson, 75. Mr. Thompson died October 2 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Thompson was born November 7, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of William and Lora Stambaugh Thompson. He was a resident of Sitka, a retired miner and a member of the Sitka Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Wilma Kech, Dayton, OH and Betty Joe Sherwood, Chapin, SC, and three grandchildren. Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 10. 1984

   
VANHOOSE, Anna (Walker)
1910-1984
Mrs. Anna Lee VanHoose, 74, died October 19 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born October 7, 1910 in Johnson County, the daughter of John Lewis and Jenny Combs Walker. She was a resident of Paintsville and a retired buyer of McAlpins and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Adkins of Paintsville; a sister, Maime Brown of Paintsville; a grandson, Dennis Earl Adkins of Lexington; and a great grandson, Dennis Earl Adkins, II. Funeral services were held October 21 in First United Methodist Church with Graham Abbott officiating.  Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

   
WEBB, Arthur
1926-1984
Funeral services held October 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Arthur Webb, 58.  Mr. Webb died October 17at his Van Lear home following an extended illness.  Mr. Webb was born February 5, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of William and Bertha Clark Webb. he was a retired coal miner.  Surviving are his wife, Agnes Tibbs Webb; three sons, Ricky Dean, David Keath and William Arthur Webb of Van Lear; a daughter, Sandra Lynn Delong of Van Lear; two brothers, Kelly Webb of Prestonsburg, and Chester Webb of Van Lear; three sisters, Irene McKenzie of Auxier, Bernice Austin of Hager Hill and Elsie Ramey of Van Lear. Clifford Austin officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

     
WELLS, Eula (Fannin)
1924-1984
Eula Mae Wells, 60, of Auxier died October 28, in the Paul B. Hall Medical Center following a long illness. Mrs. Wells was born April 28, 1924 in Johnson County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Maudie Smith Fannin. She was a charter member of the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ed Wells; one daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Tackett of Martin; two sons, Mike Wells, Auxier, KY, Darrell Wells, Winchester, KY; three brothers, Leonard Fannin, Jr., Hager Hill, Hayes Fannin, Van Lear, and Herman Fannin, Cleveland, OH; four sisters, Mabel Delong, West Van Lear, Lucinda Delong, Paintsville, Edith Robinson, Cleveland, OH and Ethel Burchwell, Georgetown, KY; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 31 in the Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Doug Burkett and Clyde Bowling officiating. Burial was in the Polk Auxier Cemetery, Block House Bottom, under the direction of the Hall Funeral Home of Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1984

    
WILCOX, Rosa (Sadler)
1902-1984
Thealka  resident, Rosa Nell Sadler Wilcox, 82, died October 16 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1902, she was the daughter of Elliot Sadler and Precilla Akers. She was a member of the Seventh Day Church.  Her husband, John Wilcox, preceded her in death.  Surviving are 6 sons, Cliff Wilcox of West Van Lear, Charles Wilcox of Ypsilanti, Mi, Johnny Wilcox of Sitka, Galen Wilcox of Staffordsville, Bill Wilcox of Bob White, WV, and James Wilcox of Thealka; 4 daughters, Cathaleen Berry of Deming, Mi, Ann Blevins of Paintsville, Jean Ward of Herdon, VA, and Eunnice Crace of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held October 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Hoover officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 24, 1984


 
NOVEMBER - 1984


   

  
ADAMS, Smith
1914-1984
Smith Adams, 70, died November 26 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born May 15, 1914, in Magoffin County, the son of Wes and Birtie Powers Adams. He was a resident of West Van Lear, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Cantrell Adams; five sons, Billy Ray, Mance Western and Cecil J. Adams, all of West Van Lear, Smith Adams, jr of Cleveland, OH and Charles Eugene Adams of Sitka; two daughters, Bertie Mae Blair and Molly Fay Worden of West Van Lear; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held November 29 in Concord United Baptist Church with Elders Charles Price, John R. Pelphrey, B. C. Ferguson and Melvin Wright officiating.  Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

   
ARROWOOD, Clyde
1904-1984
Clyde "Pete" Arrowood, 79, died Wednesday, Nov 7, at his Waverly, OH residence. Mr. Arrowood was born on Nov 28, 1904 in Johnson Co., He was the son of Garrett and Melvina Branham Arrowood. A former Huntington Township trustee, Mr. Arrowood had served as school board member and constable and was a retired owner and operator of Arrowood's General Store in Denver, OH. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Blair Arrowood, who he married in Oct 1929; tow sons, and daughters in law, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Arrowood and Mr. and Mrs. B. Thomas Arrowood, Sr. of Waverly; a daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Joann) Venetta of Pickerington, OH. Also five grandchildren: Mrs. Frank (Pamela) Howard of Dayton, OH, B. Thomas Arrowood, Jr. of Columbus, OH, Rosina Venetta and Garret I. Venetta of Pickerington, and Mrs. Linda Hamner of Chillicothe, OH; seven great grandchildren and five brothers, Joseph Eston and George Arrowood, all of Chillicothe, Albert Arrowood of Waverly, and Tandy Arrowood of Peoria, IL. Funeral services were held Nov 10 in Boyer Funeral Home with Rev. H. Douglas Shriner officiating. Burial was in Waverly Evergreen Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1984

   
BARNES, Delia (Williams)
1915-1984
Mrs. Delia A. Barnes, 69, died November 9 in Akron General Hospital, Akron, OH following open heart surgery. Mrs. Barnes was born July 1, 1915 in Beaver Dam, NC. She was the daughter of Arthur C. and Dessie Faye Eller Williams. Surviving are her husband, William R. (Bob) Barnes; a son, Robert L. Isaacs, Jackson, MI; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Mary) Davidson, Royal Oak, MI, Mrs. Tom (Jean) Ingram, Winston Salem, NC, and Mrs. Jack (Judy) Witten; two step sons, Joseph Barnes, Windham, OH, and Jack Barnes, Garrettsville, OH; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Larry (Betty) Swearengen and Mrs. Bobby (Vivian) Robinson, both of Denver, CO. Other survivors include nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; 20 step grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren; three brothers, Louis and Paul Williams of Silver Stone, NC and John Williams of Baltimore, MD; and three sisters Helen Krantz, East Detroit, MI, and Betty Hawkins, Louisville, and Shirley Potter, Pinebluff, IN. Funeral services were held November 12 in Mallory-DeHaven Funeral Home in Garrettsville. Burial was in the Harrington Cemetery in Nelson Township, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1984

    
CANTRELL, Sherman
1912-1984
Funeral services were held November 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Sherman Cantrell, 72. Mr. Cantrell died November 1 in Phelps Community Medical Center at Phelps, KY. He was born in Johnson County, May 18, 1912 the son of Tommy Cantrell and Tallie King Cantrell. He was a resident of Volga, a retired farmer, and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Borders Cantrell; three sons, James Cantrell, Mechanicsburg, OH, Bruce Cantrell, Lexington, Earl Cantrell, Lagrange, a brother Walter Cantrell, Sitka; and six grandchildren. Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1984

  
CENTERS, Ernestine (Frazier)
1920-1984
Funeral services were held December 1 in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church for Ernestine Centers, 64. Mrs. Centers died November 28 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born January 5, 1920 in Johnson County, a daughter of Alfred and Terie Conley Frazier. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Survivors include her mother, Terie Frazier; her husband, Daniel B. Centers, a son, Wendell Ratliff of Columbus, OH, a daughter, Marlene Taylor of Flatwoods; 5 brothers, Fred and Gary Frazier of Ashland, Cecil Frazier of Galion, OH, James Frazier of Columbus, OH, and Bill Frazier of Marion, OH; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Richard Williams and Norman Roberts, Jr. officiated at services. Burial in Staffordsville Church Cemetery under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

    
CHANDLER, Martha (Meadows)
1917-1984
Mrs. Martha Chandler, 67, died Tuesday, Nov 13, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1917, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Ben and Minnie VanHoose Meadows. Mrs. Chandler was a resident of Stambaugh, a retired employee of Paintsville Cleaners & Laundry, and a member of the Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hansel Chandler; two sons, Ray Chandler of Columbus, OH and Donald Dean Chandler of Pataskala, OH; two daughters, Joann Salyer of Stambaugh and Edith Mae McKenzie of Columbus; one stepdaughter, Margie Sturgill; two brothers, Art Meadows of Hager Hill and Bill Meadows of FL; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov 16 in Preston Funeral Home with Eual McKenzie, John Pelphrey and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery at Stambaugh under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1984

   
COLEMAN, Bertha (Charles)
1909-1984
Bertha Coleman, 75, died November 28 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Coleman was born June 17, 1909 in Pike County, a daughter of John David and Louise Newberry Charles. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Ruey Coleman, three sons, James Robert Coleman, Louisa, Gary Gene and Ronald Dean Coleman of van Lear; three daughters, Ernestine Webb, West Van Lear, Lorene Gowen, Shipman, VA and Patsy Ruth Weston of Worthington, OH. Also, three brothers, Garland and Jeff Charles of Indiana and George Charles of Pikeville; four sisters, Mary Coleman of Ohio, Anna Coleman and Trala Kenny of Pikeville and Ida Adkins of Goshen, IN, eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

   
COLLINS, Ruth (Baude)
1925-1984
Ruth E. Collins, 50, of 211 Breckman Street, Walbridge, OH, died Thursday morning, November 15 in her home. She was employed 24 years as an assembler for Dura Corp., Toledo, retiring in 1972, and attended Main Street United Brethren Church, Walbridge. Born December 7, 1925 in Pontiac, MI, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Baude (Margaret Brown), she married Chelmer Collins August 5, 1952. He preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, John A. Harris, Detroit; and six grandchildren. The funeral was Sunday, November 18, in Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Walbridge. Burial was in Lake Township Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1984

   
COMPTON, Brenda
1941-1984
Paintsville resident Brenda Kaye Compton, 43, died Nov 29, at her home. She was born Aug 17, 1941 in Johnson County, and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her parents, Whetsel and Marjorie Williams Compton. Homer Willis, Richard Williams, and Eddie Young officiated at services Dec 2 in Southside Freewill Baptist church. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

   
CRAFT, Willis
1909-1984
Willis Craft, 74, died Thursday, November 8 at his Flat Gap residence. Mr. Craft was a retired farmer and the son of Franklin and Roseman Slone Craft. He was born November 3, 1909 in Johnson County. Surviving are his wife, Zona Alice Harris Craft, who he married in 1947; and a brother, Willie Craft of Wheelersburg, OH. Funeral services were held in Preston Funeral Home Chapel on November 11 with Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in Proctor Slone Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1984

   
DANIEL, Mack
1918-1984
Mack Daniel, 66, died November 26, at his Lake Placid, FL home. Mr. Daniel was born June 7, 1918 in Johnson County, a son of Milroy and Hetti Ward Daniel. He was a retired salesman for Consolidated Sales and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Oneida Preston Daniel and a brother Paul V. Daniels of Van Lear. Funeral services were held November 29 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Douglas Burkett and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

   
HILL, Astor John
1923-1984
Astor John Hill, 61, died November 4 at his Stambaugh residence. Mr. Hill was born June 29, 1923 in Perry County, the son of William and Adelene Cornette Hill. He was a retired tool and dye maker and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Janie Crum Hill; a son, Barnabas B. Hill, Atlanta, GA, two daughters, Herma Jean Hill Cooper, Atlanta, and Susan Elaine Hill Pearman, Dayton, OH; two brothers, Homer Hill, Dayton, OH and Ross Hill, Hazard; two sisters, Margaret Speck, Hazard, and Loretta Waren, Brooklyn, NY, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 7 at 11 a.m. in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Crum Family Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1984

   
KIMBLER, Mitchell
1914-1984
Flat Gap resident Mitchell Kimbler, 70, died November 19 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Kimbler was born May 25, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Blaine and Tish Salyer Kimbler. He was a retired employee of Williams Grocery Company and a member of Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Harry Martin Kimbler, Panama City, FL, Dean Kimbler, Sitka, and Mitchell Kimbler, Jr., Staffordsville; four daughters, Betty Lois Robinson, Winchester, Doralene Wheeler, Sitka, Patricia Stapleton, Kerz, and Brenda Caudill, Carey, OH. Also, a brother, Claude Kimbelr, Milford Center, OH; four sisters, Madge Murry, Flora Hall and Shirley Salyer, all of Middleton, OH and Hermalee Norris of Texas; 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 21 in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka with Revs. John Meade and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Kimbler Family Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1984

    
LAYNE, Kathryn (Blankenship)
1912-1984
Kathryn Layne, 72, died November 22 in Mary Child Hospital in Mt. Sterling. Born February 27, 1912 in Fallsburg, she was the daughter of William A. and Laura Crank Blankenship. Ms. Layne was a resident of Morehead and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Gwen Joe Maw, Salt Lake City, UT; a brother and sister, Delmar Blankenship of Columbus, OH and Pearl O’Bryan of Ashland and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1984

   
POTTER, Beatrice (Sword)
1984
Paintsville resident Beatrice Sword Potter died November 11 in Paul B. Hall Medical center. Mrs. Potter was the daughter of Herbert and Hila Ramsey Sword. She was born in Pike County and was a member of the First Christian Church. Her husband, William H. Potter, preceded her in death November 16, 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Ileen Bell of San Antonio, TX and Juanita Hinkle, Ft. Pierce, FL; and a sister, Stella Hicks, Lynchburg, VA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1984

   
RATLIFF, Margaret
1895-1984
Margaret Sissie Ratliff, 88, died November 4 in Paintsville. Born September 10, 1895 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Bud and Katie Dale Ratliff. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Charles Ratliff of Jonesboro, AR; two daughters, Virgie Kimbler of Paintsville and Mary C. Persell of Sidedale, LA; a brother, Irvin Ratliff of West Van Lear; a sister, Jessie VanHoose; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services held November 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Larry Blair officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Family Cemetery at Turner Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1984

   
ROBERTS, Oliver
1896-1984
Oliver Opal Roberts, the youngest of six children was born in Mill Springs, KY on December 26, 1896. On February 20, 1919 he married Anita Parrigan who preceded him in death February 22, 1952. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts moved to Paintsville in 1921. They had two sons, Oliver McKinley Roberts of Paintsville and Harry Snow Roberts of Paintsville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Roberts was a Christian for 69 years and an active member of the Christian Church for over 60 years where he held the offices of Deacon, Elder and treasurer. He was also treasurer of the Men’s Bible Class for many years. He was presently a trustee. He was in the oil and gas business and was recognized fro outstanding leadership in his field by the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association in 1975. Mr. Roberts expired on November 11, 1984 and will be sadly missed by his many friends and relatives. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 21, 1984

    
ROWLAND, Goldie (Castle)
1897-1984
Lowmansville resident, Mrs. Goldie Castle Murray Rowland, 87, died Saturday, November 3 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness.  Mrs. Rowland was born March 26, 1897 in Johnson County, a daughter of Mantford and Katie Brown Castle. She was a retired merchant and a member of George's Creek United Baptist Church.  Preceding her in death were two husbands, Edgar Murray, 1954, and Richard Rowland, 1982.  Surviving are 2 sisters, Nellie Preston of Lowmansville and Fannie Parrigan of South Williamson, KY. Glen Arrowood and Arthur Preece officiated at services November 6 in George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Lowmansville under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1984

   
SELVAGE, Louise (Wright)
1901-1984
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 7 at 1 p.m. for Louise Wright Selvage, 83. Mrs. Selvage died November 4 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born January 3, 1901 in West Virginia, the daughter of Ell and Louise Tyree Wright. She was a resident of Denver.  Her husband, Clate Selvage preceded her in death in April 23, 1976. Surviving are 2 sons, J.C. Selvage of Denver and Butch Selvage of Grove City, OH; 2 daughters, Georgene Reed of Staffordsville and Sharleen O'Bryan of Grove City, OH; a brother, Otis Wright of Emma; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 2 great- great grandchildren. Hondel Adams will officiate at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 1984

   
WARD, Ethil (Wheeler)
1911-1984
Mrs. Ethil Ward, 73, died Friday, Nov 16, at her River home following an extended illness. Born July 5, 1911 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Linville and Nellie Booth Wheeler. Surviving are her husband, Oakley Ward, who she married Oct 3, 1932 at Whitehouse, two sons, L. C. Ward, River, and Jackie Ward of West Van Lear; three daughters, Linda Mollett, Tomahawk, and Bonnie Castle and Sandy Pack of River, three sisters, Reecie Bryant of Price, Lenchie Welch of Whitehouse, and Verlie VanHoose of River; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov 18 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Basil Hatfield and Elmer Thacker officiating. Burial was in Ratliff-Lemaster Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,. November 21, 1984

   
WHITE, Carl
1912-1984
Funeral services were held Nov 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Carl White, 72. Mr. White died Nov 24 at his Lowmansville home. He was born April 29, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Grant and Josephine Castle White. Surviving is a nephew Paul K. White. Rev. Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 28, 1984

    
WILLIAMS, Bertha (Rollins)
1916-1984
In the year of the Lord, Nov 11, 1916, God gave to the late Jack C. and Malenda Payne Rollins, Orme, TN, a beautiful baby daughter, Bertha, whom would for 68 years bring joy to her family and many others as she passed through this life. April 11, 1936, Bertha was married to James Williams, II, son of the late James and Martha Deboard Williams of Williamsport. To the union of James and Bertha was given seven wonderful children, four sons and three daughters. One son, Jackie has been in Paradise awaiting his mother's coming. Bertha fell asleep in her Lord Nov 4, 1984 and is resting with her God. Bertha leaves to grieve her passing three sons, James Williams, III, Hammersville, OH, Danny Williams, Lexington, and Michael Williams, Hecla, OH; three daughters, Bettie Williams Franklin, Thelma, KY, Elizabeth "Libby" Williams Barrett, Kalispell, MT and Patricia Williams Slone, Paintsville; three son in law, Ernest Ray Franklin, Gail Barrett and Shelby Slone, Jr., and three daughters in law, Judy Prichard Williams, Carol Walters Williams, and Andrea Ralph Williams. Also sixteen grandchildren; Tammy, Bryan, Chris, Rick, Scott, and Eric of Thelma, Robin and Mark of FL, Teresa, Lisa and Kellie of Paintsville, Danny Ray of Lexington, Nicole and James IV of Hammersville, OH and Ryan and Tinessa of Hecla, OH; three great grandchildren: Michelle and Michael of Salyersville and Joshua Ryan of Palestine, TX. One brother, Hamp Rollins of Belfrey; a twin sister, Beulah Ball of Whitley City, KY and many nephews and nieces. On Jan 8, 1978, Bertha obeyed the Gospel of her Saviour and was buried in baptism by Brother Jerry Scott of Meally Church of Christ. She arose a Christian to walk faithful with Christ until her passing. I am fully persuaded if Bertha were to speak back to us she would say, "I am Resting in Peace". Bertha was a wonderful wife and mother and friend to all. Bertha's grandsons and nephews so loving and tenderly Reverance her as pallbearers: Chris, Rick, Scott and Eric Franklin, Mark O'Bryan, James IV, Rodney Conley and nephew, Jackie Ball. Beautiful singing was provided by her Christian brothers and sisters from the congregation. Officiating ministers were brothers Bennie Blankenship, Arville Short, and Lindsey Childers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 14, 1984


 
DECEMBER - 1984

    
   
ADAMS, Miles
1899-1984
Miles Adams, 85, died December 31 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville. Mr. Adams was a life time resident of Denver. Born March 7, 1899, he was the son of John Quincy and Jincy Lou Caudill Adams, and  was self employed as a merchant.  Surviving are a nephew, Ralph Adams of Walbridge, OH; 2 nieces, Irene Adams of Denver and Mary Witten of Paintsville; a sister in law, Mrs. Golda Adams of Denver; and 3 grand nephews. Funeral services were held January 3 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tobe Wheeler, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Spradlin-Hitchcock Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

    
ARROWOOD, Leonard
1898-1984
Retired miner Leonard Arrowood, 86, died December 5 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV. A resident of Huntington, Mr. Arrowood was born September 3, 1898, in Johnson County, the son of Jack and Mary Daniel Arrowood. He was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church. His first wife, Laura Ward Arrowood died in 1947.  Survivors include his wife, Charity Maynard Arrowood; 4 sons, Leonard Arrowood, Jr. of Paintsville, V.O. Arrowood of Huntington, J. M. Arrowood of Severna Park, MD, and H. R. Arrowood of Lavalette, WV; 4 daughters, Ruby Arrowood of Huntington, Mary A. Wilson of Ironton, OH, Elizabeth A. Beckett of Hurricane, WV, and Betty A. St. Clair of Littleton, Co; 3 brothers, Flem and Glen Arrowood of Wayne, WV and Ben Arrowood of Thurman, WV; and a sister, Samantha Ward of Williamsport.  Funeral services were held Sunday, December 9, in Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Ivan Butcher and Alpha Davis officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery at Paintsville, with Preston funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1984

   
BALDRIDGE, Robert
1931-1984
Paintsville resident Robert Baldridge, 53, died December 16 at his home. Mr. Baldridge was born February 2, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of Tom and Florence Blevins Baldridge. Surviving are a daughter, Robin Fairchild of Paintsville; two brothers, John Baldridge of Paintsville and Glen Baldridge of Staffordsville; a sister, Eva Ellis of Huntington, WV. Funeral services were held December 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

   
BRANHAM, Donald
1926-1984
Donald Buford Branham, 58, died December 16 at his Springfield, OH home. Mr. Branham was born December 16, 1926 in Johnson County, the son of Steve and Zona Turner Branham. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Horn Branham; a son, Donnie Branham; a daughter, Evonda Lynn Robinson, Springfield; three sisters, Doris Daniels, Paintsville, Margaret Williams, Gloucester, VA and Jackie Ealey, Pompano Beach, FL; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Turner Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

   
CONLEY, Troy
1922-1984
Dayton, OH resident Troy Conley, 62, died Dec 5 in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Mr. Conley was born in Magoffin county, Feb 5, 1922, the son of Tollie and Maggie Pennington Conley. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and an employee of Dayton Steele. Surviving are his wife, Nell Boyd Conley; three sons, Bobby and Michael Conley of Dayton, OH; and James Earl Conley of Hollywood, CA; two daughters, Diane Coots and Brenda King both of Dayton, three brothers, Willard and Willie Conley of Jackson, OH, and Charles Conley of Staffordsville; a sister, Georgia Skinner of Washington Court House, OH; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  December 12, 1984

   
DALE, Mary (Spalding)
1922-1984
Paintsville resident Mary Elizabeth Dale, 62, died December 27 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Dale was born September 19, 1922 in Johnson County, the daughter of Bill and Lou Spalding. Surviving are her husband, Elsie Lewis Dale, six sons, Kelsie Dale of Martin County, Larry, Edgar, Bobby, Gary, and John Dale, all of Paintsville; five daughters, Ann Anderson, Ironton, OH, Drena Lemaster, Marcella Dale, Jenny Stapleton and Maria Dale, all of Paintsville; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
DAMRON, Evelyn (Stewart)
1954-1984
Evelyn Rose Damron, 30, died December 4, in Rockbridge, OH. Mrs. Damron was born October 9, 1954 in Johnson County. Surviving are her parents, Bill and Dorris Auxier Stewart, and her husband, Evan Damron. Funeral services were held December 7, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James A. Davis officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1984

   
HICKMAN, Helen
1917-1984
Helen Hickman, 67, died December 24 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lexington. She was born May 17, 1917, in Johnson County, the daughter of Fred and Numa Patrick Hickman, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a brother, Curt Hickman of Paintsville, and two sisters, Jerry Pittman of Paintsville and Deanna Falcon of Thibodaux, LA. Funeral services held December 27 in East Point Church of Christ with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
HITCHCOCK, Paul
1935-1984
Lewiston, ID resident Paul Raymond Hitchcock, 49, died December 25 in St. Joseph Hospital in Lewiston. He was born February 16, 1935 in Johnson County, the son of Estill Hitchcock and the late Opal Pelphrey Hitchcock. He was a resident of Lewiston, Idaho. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his father; his stepmother, Mrs. Grace Pelphrey Hitchcock of Oil Springs; 2 daughters, Paul Ann and Judy Hitchcock of Lewiston; a brother, Cecil Hitchcock of Staffordsville; 2 sisters, Madge Blair of Lucasville, OH and Lina Mahan of Barnetts Creek; and 1 grandchild. Funeral services were held December 29 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Francis Blair and Frankie Williams and Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Blanton Branch cemetery at Manila. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

    
HONEYCUTT, Belva (Compton)
1932-1984
Rev. Graham Abbott officiated at services for Belva Honeycutt, 52, on Friday, Dec 21. Mrs. Honeycutt died Dec 18 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. She was born Jan 16, 1932 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ruth Turner Compton and the late Chester W. Compton. Mrs. Honeycutt was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First United Methodist Church and Paintsville Eastern Star. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Ernie Honeycutt; a son, Frank Castle of Paintsville; and two brothers, John Compton of East Point and Jack Compton of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held in First United Methodist Church with burial following in Richmond Cemetery, Paintsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
HONEYCUTT, Cecil
1905-1984
Van Lear resident, Cecil Honeycutt, 79, died Dec 3. Mr. Honeycutt was born May 5, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Esaw and Margaret Webb Honeycutt. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Ethel Dawson Honeycutt; two sons, Cecil Honeycutt, Jr. of Highland, CA and Palmer Honeycutt of Wabash, IN; five daughters, Opal Caudill, Perrysville, OH, Helen Stambaugh, East Point, Alice Clatos, Wayne, WV, Charlotte Johnson, Van Lear, and Francis Honeycutt, Morehead; a sister, Margaret Ward, Plainsfield, OH; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Elders Charles Price and Hobart Pack will officiate. Burial will be in the Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

   
HORNE, Isadore
1898-1984
Isadore "Son" Horne, 86, died December 26 in Highland Regional Medical center.  Mr. Horne was born May 31, 1898 in Johnson County, the son of Tom and Julie Salyer Horne. He was a resident of Barnetts Creek, a retired mechanic and a member of Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church. His wife, Ora Lee Blair Horne, preceded him in death in 1967.  Surviving are 5 sons, Raymond Horne, of Staffordsville, Venson, Elmon, Wendell and Juvinee Horne, all of Springfield, OH; four daughters, Wandetta Sublett of Sitka, Elinora Holbrook, Janice Lee Powers and Charlolette Rose Smith, all of Springfield; 57 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. Also, three brothers, Everett Horne of Paintsville, Walter and Albert Horne of Barnetts Creek; and five sisters, Mae Williams of Hager Hill, June Williams of Oil Springs, Maymie Trimble of Staffordsville, Ethel Arnold of New Washington, OH, and Elvie Vincent of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held December 29 in Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church with Elders James Harrison Blair and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Horne Cemetery at Barnetts Creek under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

    
HUFF, Zora (Salyers)
1900-1984
Funeral services were held Dec 13 for Mrs. Zora Huff,84. Mrs. Huff, died Dec 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Huff was born May 30, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of Clint and Elizabeth Salyers. She was a resident of Sitka and a member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Millard Huff, in 1969. Survivors include a son, Robert Huff of Sitka; two daughters, Doris Chandler of Springfield, OH and Joene Slone of Nippa; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and one step grandchild. Bruce Daniels and Bob Lyons officiated at services in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Slone Cemetery at Sitka under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

    
LEWIS, Martha (Hall)
1903-1984
Boons Camp resident, Martha Lewis died Dec 5 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Lewis was born Oct 2, 1903 in Martin County, the daughter of Lewis and Mary hall. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Jeff Branham, Jr. of Boons Camp, Paul Lewis of TX, and Orvill Lewis of NY; two daughters, Shelby Jene Lewis and Nevada Irene Lewis of IN; two brothers, Charles Hall of OH and Elzie Hall of VA; two sisters, Mary Author of Martin County and Mertle Gouker of VA; and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 8 in Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church with Lonnie Ratliff and Darell Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1984

    
MCCARTY, Virgil
1902-1984
Virgil McCarty, 82, died November 2 in a Huntington, WV hospital. Mr. McCarty was born June 16, 1902 at Flat Gap, the son of Forrest and Rosa Curtiss McCarty. He was a resident of Ada, OH since 1930 and was owner and operator of Simms Valley Farm Implement Company. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Lee Osborne; 6 sons, Glenn McCarty of South Vienna, OH, Virgil B. and Bill McCarty of Kitts Hill, OH, Kenneth McCarty of Inverness, Fl, Edward McCarty of Willow Wood, OH, and Jim McCarty of Ironton, OH; 4 daughters, Anna Lee Roach of Willow Wood, OH, Geneva McCarty of Columbia, TN, Audrey Corn of Kitts Hill, OH and Mrs. Carol Wood of Apopka, Fl; 3 brothers, Burley McCarty of South Point, Emory McCarty of Ashland, and Willis McCarty of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held December 5 in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Roy Atkins and Earl Hinkle officiating.  Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

    
MCKENZIE, Alka (Williams)
1912-1984
Paintsville Herald, Jan 9, 1985 Funeral services were held Dec 30 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church for Mrs. Alka McKenzie, 72. Mrs. McKenzie died Dec 26 in her Staffordsville home following an extended illness. She was born July 3, 1912 in Morgan County, the daughter of Clay and Etta Hamilton Williams, and was a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist church and Paintsville Eastern Star No. 320. Surviving are her husband, Marvel McKenzie, a son, Roger McKenzie of West Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Conley of Troy, OH; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Elders Larry Smith, John Frank Ratliff and Goble Wallin officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

    
MEADE, Anna (Jordan) 1984
1910-1984
Anna Jordan Meade, 74, died December 19, in Humana Hospital, Louisa. Mrs. Meade was born February 8, 1910 in Kanawha Co., WV, the daughter of George and Bertha Peters Jordan. She was a resident of Louisa and a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Willie Meade, preceded her in death in June 1982. Surviving are six sons, George and Willie Meade, Jr., of Whitehouse, Davis Meade of Leesville, La, James Meade of Lecamp, LA, Tommie Meade of Van Lear and Richard Meade of Louisa; three daughters, Marian VanHoose of Louisa, Sarah Whittaker of Inez, and Linda Wiley of Williamsport; 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Teams and Cecil Price officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
MEADE, Eulah Meade (Castle)
1904-1984
Eulah Castle Meade, 79, died Dec 23 at her Meally home. Mrs. Meade was born Dec 24, 1904 in Floyd County, the daughter of Dan and Lina Castle. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, Curt Meade, on Mar 16, 1980. Survivors include two sons, Freddie Meade of Boons Camp and Darrell Meade of Flatwoods; three daughters, Pauline Scarberry of Bluefield, VA, Florine Cook of Copperston, WV and Judy Butcher of Thelma; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 26 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in the Tom Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
PACK, John
1903-1984
Meally resident John Pack, 81, died Dec 13 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Pack was born Feb 3, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Shade and Martha Pack. He was a retired employee of Colley Block Company and a member of the Hurricane United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Leona Spradlin Pack, three step sons, Elmer Amburgy, Dayton, OH, Ernest Spradlin, Tutor Key, and Ermine Spradlin, Dayton; two daughters, Carlos "Cea" Evans, Meally, and Blanche McIntosh, Conran, MO; a sister, Betty Snyder of River; 22 step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 16 in Hurricane United Methodist Church with Elders Mitchell Baldwin, Hobart Pack, and John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Spradlin Cemetery at Tutor Key under the direction of Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

   
PRICE, Silver “Bud”
1927-1984
Silver “Bud” Price, Jr., 57, died December 14. Mr. Price was born January 27, 1927 at River, the son of Silver and Alice Ratliff Price. He was a resident of River and a retired employee of Eastern Coal.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Branham Price; 2 sons, Terry and Tim Price of Offutt; 3 daughters, Cathy Collins of Williamsport, Patsy VanHoose of Offutt and Lori Price at home; 3 brothers, Cecil, Millard and Jack Price of River; 3 sisters, Veneda Price of River, Susie Bender and Bonnie Steel of Wheelersburg, OH; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 17 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Baker and Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1985

    
RADER, David
1942-1984
Funeral services were held December 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for David J. Rader, 42. Mr. Rader died December 8 at Van Lear. He was born November 11, 1942, in Estill County, a son of Pocahontas Canter Rader and the late Joe Rader of Winchester. Mr. Rader was employed as quality control manager for American Standard. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Joan Thompson Rader; three children, Brandon, Recina and Kristen Rader, at home; four brothers, Kenny Rader, Lexington, Richard Rader, Ravenna, and Ronnie and Michael Rader of Irvine; and two sisters, Linda Reynolds of Winchester and Brenda Conley of Irvine. Denny Akers officiated at services with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 25, 1984

   
SEXTON, Mary (Castle) 1984
1957-1984
Wittensville resident Mary Lee Sexton, 27, died December 28, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sexton was born May 21, 1957 in Johnson County, the daughter of Mildred Meade Castle and the late Everett B. Castle. She was a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are her mother and a son, Kevin Michael. Funeral services were held Dec 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  January 9, 1985

   
SHROUT, Agnes (Tuzy)
1920-1984
Agnes M. tuzy Shrout, 64, of Kingwood, WV died December 3 at Monogalia General Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Formerly of Van Lear, she was born October 1, 1920 at Irona, WV. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Frank H. and Edith E. Metz Tuzy. Survivors include her husband, Carl C. Shrout; one son, Carl C. Shrout, Jr., at home; two daughters, Carla Sue Snakenberg of Chicago, IL and Karen Lynn Zeppenfeltd of Anchorage, AK; one sister, Marie McAllister of Van Lear; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Browning Funeral Home on December 6 with Rev. Larry Hooper officiating. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery at Kingwood. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

   
SMITH, Stafford
1922-1984
Stafford Smith, an information officer for the U. S. Centers for Disease Control, died of a massive heart attack Thursday while working on a Christmas scene for the wall outside his office at the CDC. He was 62. The funeral was at Druid Hills United Baptist church with burial at 10 a.m. Monday, December 24 in Paintsville. Frances Marion Stafford Smith was born June 8, 1922 in Ravenswood, WV and graduated from high school in Paintsville. He received a bachelor’s degree from Emory  & Henry College in Emory, VA and a master’s degree in journalism from Emory University. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Smith was information director for the state Department of Public Health before joining the CDC in 1961. He was a member of the Druid Hills United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dixie Stewart Smith of Decatur, GA; sons, Stafford, Jr., and Stewart Smith, both of Decatur; daughters, Miss Mary Marlene and Miss Anna Maria Smith, both of Decatur and Miss Martha Smith of Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1985

   
SPARKS, Selcie
1911-1984
Funeral services were held December 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Selcie Sparks, 73. Mr. Sparks died December 28 in Sunbury, OH. He was born March 28, 1911, the son of Powell and Ollie Murry Sparks and was a retired foreman for Nestle Coffee.  Surviving are his wife Frankie Cantrell Sparks; a son Gerald Sparks of Marengo, OH; 3 brothers, Hollie, Richard and Tommy Sparks all of Flat Gap; 5 sisters, Ival Blevins and Gusta Sparks of Flat Gap, Geneva Chapman of Sunbury, OH, Inez Corwin and Flora Davis; 2 step grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. Rev. Warren Hamilton officiated at services with burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
TACKETT, Marion
1912-1984
Mr. Marion Francis "Frank" Tackett, 72, died December 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. A resident of Whitehouse, Mr. Tackett was born March 1, 1912, in Johnson County, a son of Samuel and Susanne Napier Tackett. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Hammond Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rita Goble Tackett; four sons, Donald and Jeffrey Tackett of Springfield, OH, and Leslie and Wendell Tackett of Whitehouse; four daughters, Dorothy Price of Williamsport, Susanne Starner of Westerville, Oh, Brenda Thomas of Huntington, WV and Janice Welch of Whitehouse; two sisters, Mary Puckett of Paintsville and Esta Gibson of Waverly, OH; 23 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services held December 13 in Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Tackett and Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Whitehouse under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 25, 1984

   
TACKETT, Tenner
1907-1984
Retired miner Tenner Tackett, 77, died December 24, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Tackett was born August 1, 1907 at East Point, the son of William and Mary Collins Tackett. He was a resident of Stambaugh. Surviving are his wife, Evelena Crider Tackett; a daughter, Phyllis Skagg of Lowmansville; a sister, Mrs. Alta McCloud of Stambaugh; 2 grandsons and one great grandson. Funeral services were held December 26 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James K. Caudill, Bruce Daniel, Johnny Mullins and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

   
TUSSEY, Pearl
1908-1984
Pearl Tussey, 76, died Thursday, December 20, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Tussey was born March 28, 1908 in Floyd County, the son of James and Arilla Flannery Tussey. He was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are three sisters, Gertrude Gregory and Bebell Blevins of Paintsville and Eula Bradley of North Manchester, IN; six step nieces and two step nephews. Funeral services were held December 22 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Estel Rose and Robert Stanford officiating. Burial was in Tussey Cemetery at Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1985

   
WAGNER, Phyllis (Ward)
1908-1984
West Van Lear resident Phyllis Wagner, 76, died Dec 9, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Prestonsburg. Mrs. Wagner was born Aug 6, 1908 in Lawrence County, OH, the daughter of Tom and Nora Baldridge Ward. She was a member of Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Rolla W. Wagner; three sons, Charles Douglas of Lackport, NY, Rolla William, Jr. of Mantua, OH and Paul Bradley of Ravenna, OH; five daughters, Gerldine Burke, Collista, Nora Francis Norman, East Chicago, IN, Marguerite Webb, Van Lear, Betty Spradlin, Paintsville, and Brenda Poliski, Newington, CT; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 25, 1984

   
WILEY, Joe
1930-1984
Meally resident Joe E. Wiley, 54, died December 17 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Wiley was born August 21, 1930, in Johnson County, the son of Carma Murray Wiley and the late Morton Wiley. He was a member of Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Melda Welch Childers Wiley, who he married July 3, 1976; a son, Joseph Allen Wiley of Paintsville; 5 step sons, Paul Ray, Michael Jay, Danny Thomas, John Martin and Timothy Childers all of Meally; a step daughter, Sheri Coleman of Pikeville; 3 brothers, Melvin and John B. Wiley of West Carrollton, OH and Morton Wiley, Jr of Paintsville; 3 sisters, Edith Chandler of Columbus, OH, Anna Lee Martin of Lexington, and Eleanor Salyer of Rising Sun, In; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 20 in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Cecil Butcher, Delmar Hamilton and Charlie Wiley officiating. Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse under direction of the Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1985

    
WILLIAMS, Patsy (Boggs)
1939-1984
Funeral services were held December 8 in Little Paint First Church of God for Patsy Sue Boggs Williams, 45. Mrs. Williams died December 6 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1939 in Floyd County, the daughter of Edgar and Louella Music Boggs. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the First Church of God. Surviving are her mother, Louella Boggs; her husband, Bill Williams, a son, Michael Williams, of East Point, two brothers, Edward Boggs of East Point and Danny Boggs of Prestonsburg; three sisters, Wanda Webb of East Point, Phyliss Dingus of Martin and Elaine Short of Paintsville. Rev. Roy Tincher officiated at services with burial following in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 12, 1984




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