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JANUARY - 1985

  
 
BLANTON, Charles
1931-1985
Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiated at services Monday, January 14, for Charles "Buddy" Blanton, 53.  Mr. Blanton died January 11 at his Charlie, KY home. He was born October 15, 1931 in Magoffin County, the son of Millard and Pearl Jackson Blanton, Mr. Blanton was a carpenter and a veteran of the US Army. Surviving are three sons, Charles, Timmy and Bobby Blanton all of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Tina Blanton of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Harold Blanton of Williamsport, OH and Carroll Blanton of New Holland, OH. Funeral services held January 14 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
BLANTON, Phillip
1937-1985
Retired Army veteran Phillip M. (bud) Blanton, 47, died January 29 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Blanton was born August 21, 1937 in Johnson County, the son of Nora Bragg Blanton and the late Wallace “bird Head” Blanton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Also surviving are his wife, Virginia Blanton, a step daughter, Angela Krouse of Arizona, two brothers, Andrew Lewis and Richard Dean Blanton of Dayton, OH, three sisters, Carol Lafferty of Paintsville, Christine Havater, and Thelma Beam of Dayton, two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
BLANTON, Sanford
1985
Sanford B. Blanton, 74, died January 8 in UK Medical Center, Lexington. MR. Blanton was born November 4 in Johnson County, the son of George and Addie Prichard Blanton. He was a resident of Volga, a retired employee of the Department of Highways, and a US Navy veteran of World War II.  Preceding him in death were 2 wives, Lois Skaggs Blanton on Jan. 3, 1975 and Mamie Blair Blanton on June 22, 1951.  Surviving are 2 sons; Charles Blanton of Volga and Billy Blanton of Chandlersville; a daughter, Jo Ann Blair of Barnetts Creek; 2 step daughters, Sue Castle of Paintsville and Linda Fyffe of Red Bush; a sister, Mrs. Sally Pelphrey of Volga; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 11 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Wayne Blair and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Blanton family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
BOND, Ogden
1900-1985
Ogden B. Bond, 84, died January 19 at his Mt. Pleasant, MI home. Mr. Bond was born December 7, 1900, the son of Jeffrey and Finetta Cox Bond. He was a retired oil pumper for Pure oil Company and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mae Cantrell Bond, who he married January 9, 1929; four daughters, Mrs. Glenn Bellinger of Grand Blanc, MI, Mrs. Elsie Wolker of Midland, MI, Mrs. John Banninger of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Fred Williamson of Mt. Pleasant, MI; one brother, Guy Bond of Paintsville; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 22 in Stinson-Helms Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Rydman officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
BOYD, Walter
1930-1985
Walter "Red" Boyd, Jr., 54, of Fedscreek, formerly of Paintsville, died January 8 in Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy,VA. Born June 23, 1930, in Johnson County, he was the son of Willard and Gracie Wheeler Boyd. Mr. Boyd was a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hamilton Boyd; two sons, Ricky Boyd of Murphysboro, NC and Steven Boyd of Bryan, OH; two stepsons, Bernard and Troy Roberts both of Fedscreek; three daughters, Christine Belcher and Myra Osmen of Bryan, OH, and Delores Coe of Murphysboro; and two step daughters, Cleo Ramey of Fedscreek and Patty Michaels of Phyllis, KY. Also two brothers, Donald Boyd of Thelma and Homer Boyd of Springfield, OH; two sisters, Avonelle Chambers of Thelma and Mary Alva Davis of Staffordsville, KY; nine grandchildren and 14 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 10 in Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Frank Crum officiating. Burial was in Boyd Family cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
CASTLE, Herbert
1910-1985
Herbert Castle, 74, died January 16 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Gerome and Mary E. Brooks Castle. He was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Castle was a retired mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Dixon Castle; a son, Bruce Castle of Downers Grove, IL; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and Tommie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

   
CAUDILL, Eva (May)
1924-1985
Eva P. Caudill, 60, of Carey, OH died of natural causes January 27 at her residence. She was born February 15, 1924, at Riceville, to Audie and Sola (Conley) May. She married Edison Earl Caudill on August 4, 1941, and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Ronald of Fostoria; James Roger of Carey; Donald of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Patricia) Sherman and Malinda Vogel, both of Carey; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Rice of Falcon; and ah half brother, Jack E. May of Lima. Mrs. Caudill was a homemaker and attended Stony Ridge Baptist Church. Funeral services held January 30 with Elder Doug Ward officiating. Burial was in Seneca Memory Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

    
CAUDILL, Ivan
1915-1985
Swamp Branch resident, Ivan Caudill, 69, died January 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Caudill was born January 18, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of Roy and Rorie Picklesimer Caudill. He was a retired employee of Adams Construction Company and was a member of Riceville Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maxie Click Caudill, who he married in Johnson County in 1936; three sons, Herbert and Kenneth Caudill of Swamp Branch and Chester Caudill of Upper Sandusky, OH; three brothers, Edgar Caudill of Leander, Ray Caudill of East Point and Raymond Caudill of Swamp Branch; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Hipkins of South Charleston, OH; and four grandchildren. Also, three half brothers, Lewis Caudill of Carey, OH, Duellavon Caudill of Dunbar, WV and Leroy Caudill of Vanlue, OH; a step brother, Herschel Music of Carey, OH; two half sisters, Joline Risner, of Carey and Blanchelene Eckleberry of Sycamore, OH. Funeral services held January 13 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Arms and David Castle officiating. Burial was in Bays Cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of Preston Funeral Home Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
CONLEY, Verner
1912-1985
Riceville resident Verner Conley, 72, died January 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Conley was born August 12, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Hargus and Julia Rice Conley. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Mr. Conley served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Flora Hackworth Conley; 2 daughters, Bobbie Jean Conley of Riceville and Earline Nordman of Roann, IN; a brother and sister, Elbert Conley of Riceville and Ruth Hughes of Prestonsburg; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.  Funeral services will held today, January 23, at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Herbert Arms and David Castle officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Bonanza. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

   
DANIEL, McKinley
1934-1985
McKinley Daniel, 50, died January 22 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born April 20, 1934 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired factory worker and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, Norman and Elva Perry Daniel; a son, Lester Daniel of Fuget; 2 brothers, Everett Daniel of Charleston, AR and Randall Daniel of Randle, WA; 2 sisters, Samantha Ratliff of Boons Camp and Eula Ward of Lenore WV. Funeral services were held January 25 in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Elders Claude Mollette, Glen Penix, and Arthur Preece, and Tom Preece officiating. Burial was in Daniel Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
DANIEL, Neva (Grim)
1920-1985
Funeral services were held January 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Neva Daniel, 64. Mrs. Daniel died January 26 in Louisville. Born December 18, 1920 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Leander and Louanna Caudill Grimm. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Jerry Daniel of Louisville; 3 brothers, Minuard and Gerald Grimm of Paintsville and Roy Grimm of Flat Gap; 3 daughters, Amanda Harris of Flat Gap, Norma McClure and Dala Salyer of Paintsville; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. J. T. Bailey officiated at services with burial   in Trimble Harris Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
DAVIS, Mildred (Gullett)
1933-1985
Mrs. Mildred Davis, 51, died January 8 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Davis was born June 18, 1933 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lonnie and Vada Franklin Gullett. She was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are her husband, Robert Davis; 2 daughters, Lavada Newsome of McDowell and Billie Williams of West Van Lear; a brother, Clifford Gullett of Paintsville; a half brother, Billy Conway of Paintsville; 4 sisters, Marie Haney of Paintsville, Ruthie Rowland of East Point, Virginia Spradlin and Gertrude Bowens of Randle, WA; 1 grandchild.  Funeral services were held January 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
DOTSON, Wade
1937-1985
Wade Marion Dotson was born November 20, 1937. He died January 5, at the Elgin Air Force Base Hospital in FL at the age of 47. He was the son of Mildred Dotson Blanton and the late Estill Dotson. Other survivors include his wife, Rosa; one son, Richard; two daughters, Deirdre and Alyson; and one sister, Sharon Davis of Hager Hill. Services were conducted at Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Wednesday, Jan 9. Burial was in Veterans Cemetery in Pensacola, FL. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

 
EDDLEMAN, J. C.
1985
J. C. Eddleman, a retired educator, died January 27 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. He was 81. Eddleman retired in 1973 as superintendent of the Lincoln County School System. A native of Washington County, he was a teacher, principal and superintendent for more than 50 years. In 1930 he became principal of Crittenden School in Grant County. In 1938, he became principal of Pineville School in Bell County, and later became superintendent of the Pineville City School. He also had served as superintendent of the Paintsville School System. Survivors include a son, James C. Eddleman, Jr., of Louisville; a daughter, Faye Mitchell of Madisonville; a brother, Robert L. Eddleman of Springfield; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held January 29 at Beazley-Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home in Stanford with burial in Springfield Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
HAMPTON, Willie
1904-1985
Willie “Bill” Hampton, 80, died January 11 in Highlands Regional Medical Center at Prestonsburg. Mr. Hampton was born June 6, 1904, in Johnson County. He was a resident of Sitka and a retired employee of C & O Railroad. His wife, Leona Rose Hampton preceded him in death August 19, 1963. Surviving is a nephew, Hobie Dean Witten of Sitka. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 13, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Skaggs officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

  
HANNAH, Myron
1921-1985
Funeral services were held January 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Myron t. Hannah, 63. Mr. Hannah died January 11 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Walter and Verna Rivers Hannah. Mr. Hannah was a resident of Leander and a maintenance supervisor for the Johnson County Fiscal Court. Surviving are his wife, Sarah June Webb Hannah; four sons, Keith and Myron D. Hannah of Leander, and Stanley and Barry Hannah of Wabash, IN; a daughter, Rita Kinner of Manchester, MD; a brother, Mavin Hannah of Leander; two sisters, Shirley Robinson of Lucasville, OH and Ada Spencer of Leander; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. Herb Arms officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
HONEYCUTT, Gregory
1964-1985
Gregory Lynn Honeycutt, 20, died January 26 in Paintsville. Mr. Honeycutt was born October 21, 1964 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Terryville. Surviving are his parents, Joe and Reva Sue Honeycutt; a half brother, Thomas Martin Witten of Blaine; and four half sisters, Nathana Sue Witten of Blaine, Stephanie Honeycutt, Teresa Honeycutt, and Lora Honeycutt, all of Martha. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. in Log church at Daniels Creek. Elliott Sam Wells will officiate at services with burial in Honeycutt Cemetery at Daniels Creek. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

  
JONES, Homer
1909-1985
Paintsville resident Homer Jones, 75, died January 24 in St. Joe’s Hospital in Lexington. He was born November 5, 1909 in Whitley County, the son of C. W. Jones and Nancy Davenport. Mr. Jones was a service station owner and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Irene Flint Jones; four brothers, Emmerson and Herbert Jones of Williamsburg, Edgar Jones of Springfield, MO, and John Jones of Michigan; and two sisters, Ethel White of Frankfort and Edna Bolen of Corbin. Funeral services were held January 26 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
LEMASTER, Rita (Ward)
1905-1985
Funeral services were held January 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Rita W. Lemaster, 79. Mrs. Lemaster died January 14 at the Paintsville home of her granddaughter, Teresa Ratliff. Born September 17, 1905 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Will and Hattie Estep Ward. Mrs. Lemaster was a resident of Barnetts Creek and a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Fred Lemaster, preceded her in death in 1944. Surviving are four daughters, Ann Baker of Paintsville, Katheryn Rose and Vada Horn of Barnetts Creek and Blanch Wolfe of Mansfield, OH; a brother, Bert Estepp of Barnetts Creek, a sister, Sybil Holland of Mansfield, OH; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rev. Woodrow Frisby officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

  
MEEK, Mildred (Castle)
1919-1985
Retired sales clerk, Mildred Castle Meek, 65, died January 19, in Paintsville. Mrs. Meek was born June 19, 1919 in Johnson County, the daughter of Proctor and Pelina Sparks Castle. She was a former employee of G. C. Murphy Company and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Herman Meek, preceded her in death, in 1963. Surviving are a son, Jerry Meek of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Rev. Irvin Castle and Johnnie Castle, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held January 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
PATRICK, Marie (Castle)
1913-1985
Tutor key resident, Marie Castle Patrick, 71, died January 8 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Patrick was born January 16, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Joe and Nora Robinson Castle. Preceding her in death were two husbands, Ollie Baldridge, in 1956 and Claude Patrick in 1984. Surviving are a son, Delbert Baldridge of Flatwoods; two daughters, Helen Pemberton of Flatwoods, and Vivian Perry of Mansfield, OH; a brother, James Castle of Columbus, OH and a sister, Arizona Patrick of Chelsie, MI. Funeral services were held January 11 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
PHELPS, Ethyl (Stanley)
1896-1985
Mrs. Ethyl M. Phelps, 88, of Meally died January 18 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Phelps was born July 2, 1896 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jasper Stanley and Minerva Brown. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lon C. Phelps, March 25, 1961. Surviving are four sons, Francis Phelps of Van Lear, Edwin Phelps of Meally, Douglas Phelps of Paintsville and Paul Phelps of Indialantic, FL; two daughters, Evelyn Miller of Baltimore, MD, and Emma Lee Ward of Ypsilanti, MI; three sisters, Bess Edwards and Bertha Dixon of Ironton, OH, and Audrey Sturgill of Atlanta, GA; 30 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. A son, William Lon Phelps, preceded her in death in August 1976. Funeral services were held January 20 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry M. Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

   
PHELPS, Kent
1897-1985
Kent Phelps, 87, died January 26 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mr. Phelps was born November 10, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Trina Webb Phelps.  He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Edna Phelps, preceded him in death September 25, 1984.  Surviving are four sons, Bill R. Phelps of Hager Hill, Thomas Ray Phelps of Phoenix, AZ, Eugene Phelps of Deltona, FL, and Paul B. Phelps of Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. Earl W. Conley of Lexington, Mrs. Betty Ramey of Sierra Vista, AZ, Mrs. John Spodnik of West Field Center, OH, and Mrs. Patsy Smith of Florence; two brothers, John Phelps of Paintsville and Bruce Phelps of Van Lear; and a sister, Frankie Short of Van Lear. Funeral services held Wednesday, January 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
PRESTON, Robert
1927-1985
Retired welder Robert G. “Bob” Preston, 57, died January 29 at his Nippa residence. Mr. Preston was the son of Virgil and Celia Preston. Born December 10, 1927, in Johnson County, he was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Vivian Colvin Preston; 2 sons, Mike E. Preston of Pikeville and C. V. Preston of Wittensville; a brother, Hobert Preston of Cleveland, OH; a sister, Bonnie Colvin of Fairborn, OH; a grandson, Charles Preston. Funeral services were held February 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Charles Price, Bruce Howard and Kenny Pelphrey.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
ROBERTS, Mary (Archer)
1913-1985
Mary Archer Roberts, 71, died January 11 in Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Roberts was born July 11, 1913, in Floyd County, the daughter of Ernest and Fannie Auxier Archer. Her husband, Dr. T. L. Roberts, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Thomas L. Roberts, Jr. of Gainesville, FL and Ernest C. Holbrook of Prestonsburg; and a sister, Martha Ann Rapier of Paintsville. Funeral services were held January 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

   
SALYER, Eula (McKenzie)
1915-1985
Flat Gap housewife, Mrs. Eula Salyer, 69, died January 4 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Salyer was born August 5, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Ira and Stella Sparks McKenzie.  She was a member of the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Trimble Salyer, two sons, Hobert Salyer of Flat Gap and Cobert Salyer of Hilliard, Oh; seven grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services held January 6 in Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Harold Salyer and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Sparks Branch Cemetery at Flat Gap under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

    
SCHOMER, Ollie (Gilliam)
1926-1985
Funeral services were held January 13 for Ollie Edith Gilliam Schomer at the Schoedinger Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus, OH. She was born in Johnson County March 25, 1926 the daughter of the late Columbus and Sarah Lemaster Gilliam. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Donna) Goodman and two granddaughters, Angela and Sarah of MO; three sisters, Mrs. Arwood (Dorsie) Webb, of Wooster, OH, Mrs. Vivian Williams of Columbus, OH, Mrs. Clyde (Delsie) Johnson of Salyersville; five brothers, Walter, Leslie, Odell, and Randy Gilliam of Columbus, OH and Phillip Gilliam of Ft. Knox, KY. A brother, Bruce Gilliam preceded her in death in 1979. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1985

   
SELVAGE, Emma (Ratliff)
1893-1985
Johnstown, OH resident Emma Selvage, 91, died January 26 in Grant Hospital in Columbus, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Selvage was born March 4, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of Eli and Elizabeth Ratliff. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Alfred Selvage, died in 1965.  Surviving are three sons, Reecie Selvage of Sunbury, OH, Edward Selvage of Johnstown, OH, and Charles Selvage of Alger, OH; three daughters, Gartha Hern of Ashland, Erie Rice of Grove City, OH and Hester Pierce of Westerville, OH. Also, a brother, Ellis Ratliff of Denver; 22 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 30 in Selvage Family Cemetery at Denver. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
STAMBAUGH, Mildred (Castle)
1904-1985
Mrs. Mildred Stambaugh, 80, died January 31 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mrs. Stambaugh was born September 30, 1904, in WV, the daughter of Asbury and Erie Daniels Castle. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Church of Christ.  Her husband, Morgan Stambaugh, preceded her in death February 27, 1972. Surviving are a son, Broaddus Stambaugh, of Thelma. Funeral services held February 3  in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones and J.M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Morgan Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
STEVENS, Malta (Butler)
1898-1985
Funeral services were held January 30 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Malta Jane Stevens. She was 86. Mrs. Stevens was born in Johnson County, August 2, 1898, the daughter of John P. and Mary Wheeler Butler. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the First Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Stevens, in 1957. Surviving are two brothers, Tom Butler of Paintsville and Lon Butler of Staffordsville and a sister, Mrs. Julia Preston of Paintsville. Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiated at services with burial in Butler Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
TACKETT, William
1907-1985
William H. "Willie" Tackett, 77, died January 8, at his Swamp Branch home. Mr. Tackett was born April 18, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Britton Tackett. His wife, Maudie Tackett, preceded him in death July 23, 1983. Surviving are three sons, Raymond, Harold and Leroy Tackett, all of Swamp Branch; and three daughters, Verla Mae Bowling of Owensboro, Ruth Ann Ward of Columbus, OH and Grace Fisher of Billings, Mt. Funeral services were held January 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 16, 1985

   
VANHOOSE, Charles
1963-1985
Rev. Don Fraley officiated at services for Charles E. VanHoose, 21, on January 30.  He died January 27 at Leander.   A resident of Denver, Mr. VanHoose was born September 9, 1963 in Johnson County, the son of Lifes and Dicie Ratliff VanHoose. He was an employee of Davis Saw Mill.  Also surviving are his wife; Doris Bowen VanHoose; two daughters, Chonda LaNell and Erica Dawn VanHoose at home; three brothers, Lifes, Jr, David and Ricky VanHoose all of Denver; and a sister Ethel Leona Blair of Denver. Services held in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Ratliff Cemetery at Denver. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
WELLS, Thelma (Setser)
1918-1985
Retired beautician, Thelma Wells, 66, died January 24 in Veteran's Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Wells was born December 28, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Walter and Lucy Hatcher Setser. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Philadelphia Church of Christ. Her husband, George Wells, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are a son, Keith Wells of Sitka, three daughters, Sharon Zapetski of Somerset, NJ, Kay Hornback of Winchester and Pam McKinley of Lexington; three brothers, Marvin and Frank Setser of Van Lear, and Bob Setser of Louisa; three sisters, Bertie Music of Hager Hill, Mabel Spears of Van Lear, and Pearl Beardsley of Dallas, TX; 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Denny Akers officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, Verna (Salyer)
1893-1985
Verna Williams, 91, died January 24 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was born Nov 27, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lum and Jeanetta Williams Salyer. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the United Baptist church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Holly Williams February 28, 1967. Surviving are a son, Lacy Williams, of Flat Gap; two brothers, Chandler and Ralph Salyer, both of Flat Gap and a sister, Mrs. Dola Williams of Bell Center, OH. Funeral services were held January 26 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders J. T. Bailey, Lonza Reed and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 30, 1985



 
FEBRUARY - 1985


  
 
BERGIN, Garnett (Blair)
1923-1985
Garnett Irene Blair Bergin, 61, of Springfield, OH died Feb 24. Mrs. Bergin was born at Denver on Dec 7, 1923, a daughter of Herbert J. and Norma Weddington Blair. She lived the first 18 years of her life at Hager Hill and graduated from Meade Memorial High School. She was a retired 30 year employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairborn. Surviving are her husband, James, two sons, Thomas Patrick and James Herbert, at home, her father and stepmother, Herbert and Marjorie Blair of Medway, OH, a brother, Herbert E. Blair of San Antonio, TX; and a sister, Virginia Blair of New Carlisle, OH. Mrs. Bergin was the niece of Mrs. Florence Blanton and Mrs. Hattie Baldwin of Denver; Mrs. Hazel Horne of Barnetts Creek, and Hershel Weddington of Leander. Services were held Feb 27 in the First Baptist Church of Fairborn with Dr. Donald LaBelle officiating. Burial was in New Carlisle Cemetery under the direction of Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 6, 1985

   
BLAIR, Bruce
1905-1985
Bruce Blair, 79, died Feb 23 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Blair was born Feb 27, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of A. J. and Rosa May Blair. He was a resident of Leander and a retired farmer. His wife, Edna Goble Blair, preceded him in death in 1976. Surviving are two sons, Hubert Blair of Sandusky, OH, and Donald Blair of Roanoke, VA; two daughters, Ina Spangler of Vinton, VA and Yvonne Pendleton of Roanoke; a brother and sister, Guy and Gail Blair of Leander; ten grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 25 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Spangler officiating. Burial was in Rivers Cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1985

   
BLANTON, Payne
1909-1985
Payne Blanton, 76, died Feb 27 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blanton was born Jan 19, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Branch and Ella Colvin Blanton. He was a resident of Dwale, a retired employee of Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Lemaster Blanton, who he married in 1931; 2 sons, Ellis Wayne Blanton and Payne Blanton, Jr. both of Ypsilanti, Mi; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ballenger of Chillicothe, OH and 4 grandchildren.  Services held in Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Goble and Elder Sammy Colvin officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

   
BORDERS, Everett
1915-1985
Everett Borders, 69, died February 1 in Humana Hospital at Louisa. Mr. Borders was born February 3, 1915, in Boyd County, the son of Roscoe and Nora Young Borders. He was a resident of Ulysses, a retired employee of Belmont Casket Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Marie Hall Borders; four sons, Harold Borders of Gahanna, OH Larry Borders of Crestline, OH, David Borders of West Jefferson, OH and Daniel Borders of Grand Junction, Co; two daughters, Pat VanHoose of Lowmansville, and Pam Blevins of Ulysses; a brother, Bernard Borders, Newark, OH; three sisters, Irene Patton, Port Lucy, Fl. Violet Bailey and Ruby Brown of Columbus, OH; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held February 3 in Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Harold Stevens and James Arthur Hayes officiating. Burial was in borders Family Cemetery at Ulysses with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
CAIN, Oliver
1889-1985
Oliver Walter Cain, 96, died Feb 26 in Garrard County Hospital in Lancaster, KY. Mr. Cain was born Feb 4 1889 in Magoffin County, the son of Henry and Nancy Cain. He was a retired attorney and a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his daughter, Polly Wright of Wyoming, OH; a sister, Elizabeth Cain Adams of Lancaster, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 1 in First United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Cain Family Cemetery in Salyersville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

  
CAUDILL, Carl
1926-1985
T. A. Patton and Doug Burkett officiated at services for Carl Thomas Caudill, 58, on February 4. Mr. Caudill died February 2 at his Hager Hill residence.  He was born May 26, 1926, in Floyd County, the son of Winnie and Alice Burton Caudill. Mr. Caudill was a shop foreman for Martin County Coal. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Wells Caudill; two sons, Jerry Caudill of Paintsville and Larry Caudill of Auxier; two brothers, James D. Caudill of Auxier and Willis Sparks of Prestonsburg; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
COLLINS, McKinley
1897-1985
McKinley Collins, 87, died Feb 28 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born Mar 3, 1897, in Johnson County, the son of Wallace and Rebecca Wells Collins. He was a resident of Daniels Creek, a retired merchant and miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Callie Daniels Collins, who he married Feb 2, 1918; three sons, Carl and Clyde Collins of Van Lear and Raymond Collins of Frankfort, three daughters, Mary Ferguson of Lexington, Lois May and Maggie Penix of Van Lear; three half brothers, Woodrow Collins of Logan, WV, Curt Collins of Louisville and Haskell Collins of Morehead, and three half sisters, Juanita Sublett of Paintsville, Sylvia Dennison and Ludie Wells of Van Lear. Funeral services were held March 3 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott and Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in Collins Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

   
CONLEY, Glen
1918-1985
Glen Conley, 67, died February 11 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born January 20, 1918 at Oil Springs, a son of Darice and Anna Ryland Conley. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired employee of the Paintsville Police Department and a member of Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eula Mae Williams Conley, three sons, Larry, Gary, and Phillip Conley of Oil Springs; three brothers, Gus Conley of Oil Springs, Mitchell Conley of Greenup and Hobart Conley of Nippa; a sister, Mae Thornbury of Salyersville; a half sister, Virgie Jackson of Staffordsville; 11 grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held February 14 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist church at Oil Springs with Revs. Charles Stapleton, M. T. Womack, Jr., and Roger Blair officiating. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

   
CRUM, Millard
1886-1985
Stambaugh resident Millard J. Crum, 98, died February 10 following and extended illness.  Mr. Crum was born April 3, 1886 in Martin County, the son of Adam and Elizabeth McGinnis Crum. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Sola Crum, preceded him in death on June 6, 1976. Surviving are four children, Rudolph Crum, Janie Hill and Edith Brown all of Stambaugh and McDonald Crum of Louisville. Funeral services held February 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 20, 1985

    
DANIEL, Jimmie
1985
Former Paintsville resident Jimmie George Daniel, 64, died Monday night, February 11 at his Sacramento, CA, home following a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Daniels; 2 daughters, Jamie Jo Franklin and Jan Lou Daniel of Lexington; and a son, Jimmie Lee Daniel of Paintsville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

   
DANIELS, Walker
1894-1985
Walker "Bud" Daniels, 90, died Feb 19 in Plain City, OH following an extended illness. Mr. Daniels was born Sep 23, 1894, at River, the son of James F. and Mary Chandler Daniels. He was a retired farmer and a member of Sugar Grove United Baptist Church. Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by two wives, Catherine Grim Daniels in 1964 and Rebecca Black Wheeler Daniels in 1984. Surviving are three sons, Wilmer Daniels of Plain City, OH, Willard Cecil Daniels of Columbus, and Virgil Eugene Daniels of new Richmond, WV; two daughters, Neva Faye Lemaster of Plain City and Fannie Mae Lemaster of Delbarton, WV; 19 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 23 in Sugar Grove United Baptist Church with Elders Mitchell Baldwin, Tommy Bailey and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Grant White Cemetery at Lowmansville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985

   
DAVIS, Jimmie
1908-1985
J. M. Scott officiated at services Feb 24 for Jimmie Davis, 76. Mr. Davis died in Highlands Medical Center Feb 22. He was born Dec 24, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of James M. and Trin Arrowood Davis. A resident of Meally, he was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Garnet Daniels Davis, who he married Dec 23, 1929; a son, Jim Davis of Columbus, OH; two daughter, Lois Hofer of Meally and Joyce Shields of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Bruce Davis of Meally and George Davis of Paintsville; a sister, Nancy Johnson of Prestonsburg; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 24 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery, Staffordsville, KY. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985

   
FAIRCHILD, Lou (Howard)
1888-1985
Funeral services were held February 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lou Fairchild. Mrs. Fairchild died February 7 in her Staffordsville residence. She was born June 13, 1888 in Morgan County, the daughter of George and Caroline Conley Howard. Her husband, James Fairchild, died in 1952.  Surviving are a son, Bennie Fairchild of Pike Co., OH; 5 daughters, Mary Lemaster of Thealka, June Blair of Staffordsville, Margie Fairchild of Stambaugh, Alma McCary of Van Lear and Malta Blair of Paintsville; a sister, Bess Williams of Worthington, OH; 36 grandchildren; 89 great grandchildren. Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

    
GOVERNOR, Marbel (Webb)
1916-1985
Marbel Governor, 68, died February 5 in Ft. Gay, WV. Mrs. Governor was born May 7, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Leonard Webb and the late Pearl Short. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her father, Leonard Webb, her stepmother, Rebecca Webb; a son, Homer Forester of Huntington, WV and a brother, Frank Webb of Paintsville. Funeral services were held February 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Daniels officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

  
HOLT, Sarah (Ward)
1957-1985
Sarah J. Holt, 27, died February 2 at her Offutt home. Mrs. Holt was born February 6, 1957 in Johnson County. She is survived by her parents, Earl and Minnie Ward; a son, Kenneth Paul Holt, Jr., of Offutt; a brother, Versaine Ward of Texas, two half brothers, John Earl and James J. Ward, both of Offutt, and five sisters, Linda L. and Diana Ward of Van Lear, Jenny Ward of West Van Lear, Verona Martin of Staffordsville and Mary Preston of Offutt. Funeral services were held February 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Denville Mollett officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
HOOPER, Jewell (Rudd)
1916-1985
Jewell Hooper, 68, died February 5 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Hooper was born August 15, 1916 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Bruce and Bessie Rudd. She was a resident of Paintsville. Her husband, Walter L. Hooper, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, James L. Hooper of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Lois Burchett of Paintsville; a brother Donald Rudd of Thornton, KY; three sisters, Gladys Spangler of Ermine, Alta Taylor of Thornton, and Francis Hayes of Richmond, IN; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

   
HOWARD, Pierce
1915-1985
Paintsville resident Pierce Howard, 70, died February 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Howard was born January 27, 1915 in Magoffin County, the son of Newt and Ida Howard. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Belhasen Howard; a son, Claude Howard of Magoffin County; three step sons, Dr. Frank Belhasen, Ronald Belhasen, and Charles K. Belhasen, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held February 9 in First Christian Church of Paintsville with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

  
KING, Joe
1914-1985
Retired miner, Joe L. King, 70, died February 20 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. King was born Nov 8, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Rhoda Johnson King. He was a resident of Staffordsville, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Crislip King; 5 sons, Paul, Lowell, Robert, Wade, and Harold King of Staffordsville; 2 daughters, Nancy Prater and Betty King of Staffordsville; 2 brothers and a sister, Sam King, John King and Dorothy Wheeler of Staffordsville; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 23 in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Gene Roberts, Bruce Daniels and James Crider officiating.  Burial was in Staffordsville Church cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 27, 1985

   
MUSIC, Virginia (Clifton)
1936-1985
Wittensville resident Virginia Music, 48, died Feb 22 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Music was born Nov 19, 1936 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Clestina Ward Clifton. She was a seamstress and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kelly Music, Jr., a son, Terry Wayne Music, of Wittensville, a daughter, Kelly Darnell Cordle of Lowmansville; four brothers, Gary Clifton of Marion, IN, Jack and George Clifton, Jr., both of Wabash, IN, and Allen Clifton of Van Lear; two sisters, Sally Grimm of Flemingsburg and Judy Tackett of Staffordsville. Funeral services were held Feb 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Francis VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985

   
PRICE, Tommy
19410-1985
Offutt resident Tommy Ray Price, 43, died February 5 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Price was born Aug 10, 1941, the son of Otto and Elsie Wilson Price. Surviving are his former wife, Carol Sue Price; a son and daughter, Jay Mitchell Price and Brandy Major Price, both of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held February 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Price officiating. Burial was in Tom Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

    
REED, Lucy (Reed)
1913-1985
Lucy Reed, 71, died February 18 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Reed was born September 3, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Sarah Daniels Reed. She was a resident of Boons Camp. Surviving are her husband, Ora Reed; a daughter, Mary Reed Gillispie of Boons Camp; three brothers, Tom Reed of Nippa, Dave Reed of Wabash, IN and Fred Reed of Boons Camp; a sister, Malta Reed of Paintsville; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services held February 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Jimmy Daniels and Jack Woody officiating. Burial was in Reed Family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985

   
ROWLAND, James
1920-1985
James Lee Rowland, 64, died in Highlands Regional Medical Center on Feb 13 following an extended illness. He was born in Hellier, KY on Feb 29, 1920, the son of Dock R. Rowland of Whitehouse and the late Stella Curtis Rowland. Mr. Rowland was a resident of Flat Gap (he previously lived in Walbridge, OH) and a retired C & O Railroad employee and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Railroad Brotherhood. Also surviving besides his father are his wife, Helen Marie Good Rowland; a son, James Rowland of Hager Hill; 2 foster sons, Keith Simmons of Flat Gap and Danny Greene of Toledo, OH; a brother, Earl Rowland of Springfield, OH; 5 sisters, Ruth Ratliff of Regland, WV, Marjie Robinson of Greenup, Hazel Lester of Ashland, Elizabeth Sanders of Indianapolis, In, and Gladys Thompson of Lebanon, IN. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 17, in the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Pallbearers were C. Thomas Good, Tom Crider, Church Castle, Willis Thomas and Jody Conley. Burial was in family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 20, 1985

     
STAMBAUGH, David
1954-1985
David Eugene Stambaugh, 30, died February 3 at Sitka. A resident of Stambaugh, he was born August 20, 1954 in Johnson County, and was a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his parents, Granderson and Bonnie Salyers Stambaugh; and two sisters, Janie Marie Stambaugh of Stambaugh and Kimberly Ann Boggs of Thelma. Funeral services held Wednesday, February 6 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders John G. Pelphrey and J.D. Rice officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

   
WALLIN, James
1908-1985
Graveside services were held February 28 for James Earl Wallin, 76. Mr. Wallin died February 27 at his Red Bush home following an extended illness. He was born April 18, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of Russell Woodward and Cora Webb Wallin. He was a retired pipe fitter. His wife, Drexel Franklin Wallin preceded him in death January 19, 1981. Surviving are two daughters, Rheta Sue Scherber of Huntington Beach, CA; and Nancy Ford of Chandler, AZ and three grandchildren. Rev. Ellis Hamilton officiated at services with burial in Franklin Cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

   
WELLS, Oscar
1908-1985
Oscar Wells, 76, died Feb 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Wells ws born Dec 28, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of M. L. and Louisa Hinkle Wells. Surviving are his wife, Maud Arnett Wells; a son , Ronnie D. Wells of Virginia Beach, VA; three brothers, King Wells of Russell, Crit Wells of Sebastian, FL and Zip Wells of Boons Camp; a sister, Gladys Hamilton of Thelma; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb 9 in Jones-Preston funeral home Chapel with Lindsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985

   
WHITAKER, Wilson
1921-1985
East Point resident Wilson Whitaker, 64, died February 6 at his home. Mr. Whitaker was born in Johnson County, May 31, 1921. He was the son of Caleb and Zella Rice Whitaker. Surviving are two brothers, Hershell Whitaker of East Point and Albert Whitaker of Talbott, TN; and a sister, Beulah Whitaker of East Point. Funeral services were held February 9 in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church with Hubert Slone and Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 13, 1985



 
MARCH - 1985


  
 
BALDRIDGE, Frank
1902-1985
Hager Hill resident Frank "Yank" Baldridge, 82, died March 23 at his home.  Mr. Baldridge was born April 18, 1902, in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Susan Webb Baldridge. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Childers Baldridge; a daughter, Betty Compton of Hager Hill; a brother, Garfield "Tobe" Baldridge of East Point; and two sisters, Sue Hicks of Paintsville and Lora Ramey of East Point. Services held March 26 in Jones-Preston Home Chapel with Dave Flanery and Dennie Akers officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1985

   
BAYES, Dicie (Ramey)
1903-1985
Funeral services were held March 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Dicie Bayes, 81. Mrs. Bayes died March 24 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Born Nov 9, 1903, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Murray Ramey. She was a resident of Salyersville. Her husband, Newt Bayes, preceded her in death June 10, 1958. Surviving are two sons, Elbert Bayes of Hager Hill and Paul Bayes of Staffordsville, a brother, Tom Ramey of Springfield, OH, three sisters, Ella Hackworth of Carey, OH, Hattie Blanton of Chillicothe, OH and Ruby Franklin of Portsmouth, OH and four grandchildren. Elder James H. Blair officiated at services with burial in Pete Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1985

  
BOWEN, Doffie
1936-1985
Doffie Bowen, 48, died Mar 11 in Fort Wayne, IN. Mr. Bowen was born Aug 2, 1936 in Floyd County, the son of Eddie and Lula Hale Bowen. He was a resident of Wabash and a member of the First Separate Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Diane Butcher Bowen, who he married Jan 9, 1968, at Williamsport; a daughter; Deana Lee Tackett Brady at home; two brothers, Eugene Bowen of Williamsport and McArthur Bowen of Attica, OH and one grandson. Funeral services were held March 14 in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Cecil Butcher and Freddy Mills officiating. Burial was in Bowen Family Cemetery at Williamsport. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1985

   
COLVIN, Lorraine
1985
Funeral services held March 29 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lorraine Colvin. Mrs. Colvin died March 25, in Arlington, VA. Born in Johnson county, she was the daughter of Richard Auxier and Levada Music Auxier, and was a resident of Hager Hill.  Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Colvin; a son, Roger Colvin of Hager Hill; two daughters, Barbara Fair of Manassa, VA and Rose Mary Colvin of Woodbridge, VA; a sister, Sally Preston of Hager Hill; 6 grandchildren. Dave Flannery officiated at services with burial in Auxier Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
CONLEY, Herschel
1903-1985
Martha resident Herschel B. Conley, 81, died March 8 at his home. Mr. Conley was born April 15, 1903, in Johnson County, a son of Benjamin Franklin and Dora Mead Conley. He was a retired driller and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Preceding him in death are two wives, Gracie Fyffe Conley, 1944, and Elsie Holbrook, 1980. Surviving are his wife, Phoeba Ellen Skaggs Hamilton Conley; three daughters, Evelyn Preston, Red Bush, Ernestine Conn, Oakridge, TN and Gladys Preston, St. Paris, OH; three brothers, W. R. Conley of Wittensville, Byron Conley of Flat Gap and Howard C. Conley of Charleston, SC. Also seven sisters, Mrs. Lexie Dixon, Waycross, GA, Mrs. Fern Lyon, Martha, Mrs. Hazel Johnson, Sandy Hook, Mrs. Ruth McKenzie, Flat Gap, Mrs. Merle Fairchild, Oil Springs, Mrs. Florence Mead, Vanceburg, and Mrs. Anna Jewell Beculheimer, Columbus, OH; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services held March 10 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Elmer Burchwell, Paul V. Preston and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Conley Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1985

   
CONLEY, Scott
1919-1985
Scott Conley, 65, of Danville died March 21 i Veterans Hospital in Lexington. He was born July 11, 1919, at Van Lear, the son of Green and Molly Conley. He was a retired auto salesman, a member of the Van Lear Church of Christ, a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Van Lear Masonic Lodge.  Surviving are his wife, Freida Daniel Conley; 2 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Guerrant of Danville and Mrs. Judy Lowry of Orlando; 4 brothers, Stewart and Bearl Conley of Van Lear and Henry and Charles Conley of Ashland; 3 sisters, Mary Jasper and Sophia Conley of Van Lear, and Sarah Sparratton; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 23 in Preston- Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Danville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1985

   
EDGERTON, Fannie (Rice)(Howes)
1985
Fannie Rice Howes Edgerton died March 23 in Jeffersonville, IN. Mrs. Edgerton was a former resident of Johnson County. She was the daughter of J. Payne and Frances Elizabeth Sublett Rice and a sister of Mrs. Eva Clark and Mrs. Jennie Wiley. Survivors include a grandson, Roger Howes, two great grandsons and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services held Monday, March 25, at Coots Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
LEMASTER, Blucher
1912-1985
Keaton resident, Blucher Lemaster, 72, died in Humana Hospital in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born at Fuget, April 24, 1912, the son of Edward Paris and Flora Fairchild Lemaster. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Hannah Nola Ferguson Lemaster, who he married Sept. 27, 1938; 2 sons, Larry Maurice Lemaster of Keaton and Gary B. Lemaster of Ashland; a daughter Phyllis Lemaster Lyon of Barboursville, W VA; 8 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held March 7 in Bethel United Baptist church at Flat Gap with Elders J. T. Bailey, Melvin Wright and Lowell Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Keaton Community Cemetery under direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

   
LYONS, Florida
1910-1985
Elder Florida Lyons, 74, died March 1 at his Tutor Key residence. Mr. Lyons was born April 25, 1910, in Lawrence county, the son of Samuel and Belle Lyons. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eldanna Lyons, 6 daughters: Anna Belle Pucket of Pikeville, Cora Lee Walters of Belleville, Mi., Wanda Peters of Grayson, Peggy Wallen of Xenia, OH, Linda Spencer of Belleville, Mi. and Kay Daniel of Tutor Key. Four brothers: Bert Lyons of River, Walter, Mitchell and Herbert Lyons of Sandusky, OH, two sisters: Mrs. Zelphia Shannon of Louisa and Mrs. Opal Church of Columbus, OH, 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Services held in Georges Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Ervin Preston, Charles Selvage and Doug Ward officiating.   Burial was in Old Hood Church Cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

  
MOLLETT, James
1896-1985
Funeral services were held April 3 for James Mollett, 89, in his Boons Camp home. Mr. Mollett died March 31 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1896 in Johnson County, the son of George and Mollie Walton Mollett. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Walters Mollett; 7 sons, Everett Mollett of Enon, OH, James Mollett of Auxier, Jimmie Mollett of Mansfield, OH, Paul Mollett of Wabash, In, Dennis and Bill Mollett of Boons Camp, and Larry Mollett of Lowmansville; 6 daughters, Cloetta Penix of Mansfield, OH, Lizzie Lewis of Staffordsville, Mary Ward of Monroe, Mi, Diana Staniford and Betty Tackett of Boons Camp, and Rita Hall of Inez; step-son Eugene Wells and 2 stepdaughters Francis Wilson and Sharlene Meek.  Elders Shadie Walters, Vern Walters, Claude Mollett and Earl Muncy officiated at services at his Boons Camp home.  Burial was in Mollett Cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1985

    
MONK, Birdie
1893-1985
Paintsville resident Birdie Tennessee Monk, 91, died March 28 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Monk was born December 22, 1893 in East Lynn, WV, the daughter of Granlue Parks Porter and Tennessee Ross. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Conley R. Monk, preceded her in death in September 1963. Funeral services were held March 29 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Russell Memorial Cemetery at Lebanon, VA. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
MUSIC, Agness (Stewart)
1906-1985
Agness Stewart Music, 78, died March 10 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Music was born July 4, 1906 in Boyd County, the daughter of Sam and Pearl Williams Stewart. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Claude Music, three sons, Ralph and Forrest Music of Auxier and Jerome Music of Hilliard, OH; a sister, Leda Gauze of Ashland, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A son, Claude O’Dell Music, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held March 13 in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Doug Burkett and Arthur Ray Music officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1985

  
MUSIC, Dmart
1899-1985
East Point resident Dmart Music, 85, died March 11 in Scioto Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth, OH. Mr. Music was born November 19, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of Martin and Laura Hager Music. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Lora Green Music, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Loretta Osborne of Lucasville, OH; a brother, Bill Music of Pemona Park, FL; two sisters, Leota Derosett of East Point and Elizabeth Rand of North Palm Beach, FL; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flanery officiating. Burial was in Green Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1985

    
PORTER, Arbie
1897-1985
West Van Lar resident, Arbie Porter, 87, died March 19 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Porter was born March 28, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of John and Mary Ward Poter. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dixie Williamson Porter; two sons, A.L. Porter, Jr. of Waverly, OH and E.B. Porter of Cummings, GA; three stepsons, Jeffery Adams of Radcliffe, KY, Eulas Perry of Blair, WV and Prince Perry of Lake, WV; a daughter Vineda Crum Driggs of Elyria, OH; a stepdaughter, Ivory Hill of Pinson Fork, KY; a sister, Martha Perry of West Van Lear; 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services held March 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1985

   
RAMEY, Eulah (Baldridge)
1916-1985
Riceville resident Eulah May Ramey, 68, died Mar 30 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Ramey was born sep 28, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Patrick Baldridge and Dora Hall Arms. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edward James Ramey; four sons, Charles Ramey of Enon, OH, Harold Ramey of Lancaster, OH, Edward Ramey, Jr. of Sommerpoint, NJ, and Larry Gene Ramey of Holden, WV; a daughter Peggy Sue Sheppard of Delbarton, WV; four brothers and a sister, Virgil, Jack, Bert and Tony Arms and Faye Ratliff, all of Hager Hill and Lundy Arms of Paintsville. Funeral services were held April 2 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. David Castle and John T. Vance officiating. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery at Riceville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
RATLIFF, Ollie (Mullins)
1909-1985
Ollie Jane Ratliff, 76, died Sunday, March 17, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Ratliff was born January 20, 1909 in Pike County, a daughter of Jimmy and America Bartley Mullins. She was a resident of Pikeville and a member of the Regular Baptist Church. Her husband, Virgil Ratliff preceded her in death October 20, 1982. Surviving are two sons, Blake Ratliff of Paintsville and Palmer Ratliff of Pikeville; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Childers of Allen; a brother and sister, Leon Mullins of Morris Town, TN, and Della McCown of Big Branch, KY; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 20 at 11 a.m. in Samaria Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville with Justice Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1985

   
RATLIFF, Ossie (Spradlin)
1933-1985
Ossie Spradlin Ratliff, 51, died March 6 in Findlay, OH. Mrs. Ratliff was born July 6, 1933 in Johnson County, the daughter of Lydia Arms Spradlin and the late Albert Spradlin. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church at Denver, and had attended the Stoney Ridge Baptist Church of Carey, OH for many years. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Eulis Ratliff of Vanlue, OH; 3 sons, Cary L. Ratliff of Pompano Beach, Fl, Kevin E. and Galen N. Ratliff of Vanlue, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Russell (Audrey) Blair of Ashland and Mrs. Howard (Edna L.) Blair of St. Paris, OH; 3 brothers, Orbin C. Spradlin of Paintsville, Richard E. Spradlin of East Point and Elmon D. Spradlin of Prestonsburg; 2 granddaughters, Ainsley and Katie Ratliff of Pompano Beach, Fl.  Services held in Stoney Ridge Baptist Church with Elders Doug Ward and Denver Caudill officiating. Burial was in Zion Bloom Cemetery at Vanlue, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
ROBERTS, Dan
1925-1985
Dan M. Roberts, 59, died March 19, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Roberts was born April 29, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of Carmon and May Duncan Roberts of Wittensville. He was an employee of Roger Murray Construction Company and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Marguerite Moles Roberts, a son, Daniel Roberts, Jr., of Wittensville; a daughter, Danna Rose VanHoose of Wittensville; two brothers, Carman and Ralph Roberts of West Jefferson, OH; and a sister, Mary Louise Whalen of Ft. Worth, TX. Funeral services were held March 21 in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. James Kelly Caudill and Norman Roberts officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1985

   
SISCO, Lemuel
1912-1985
Funeral services were held March 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lemuel Sisco, 72. Mr. Sisco died March 1 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of John and Harriett Honeycutt Sisco. He was a resident of Meally, a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are three brothers, Elmon, Paris and Estill Sisco of Meally. Elders Mitchell Bowmen and Hobart Pack officiated at services with burial in Sisco Family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 4, 1985

   
SPRADLIN, Irvin
1907-1985
Irvin Spradlin, 77, died March 10 in Salyersville Health Care Center following an extended illness. Mr. Spradlin was born September 6, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of George and Charity Adams Spradlin. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired contractor and builder.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge F & AM 381. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Pelphrey Spradlin; 2 brothers, Walter Spradlin and George Spradlin, Jr. both of Denver; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13, 1985

   
TACKETT, Donna (Pelphrey)
1900-1985
Mrs. Donna P. Tackett, 84, died March 1 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mrs. Tackett was born September 17, 1900 at Staffordsville, the daughter of Amos and Laura Sturgill Pelphrey.  She was a life-long resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Old Union United Baptist Church since 1927.  Surviving are her husband, Wayne Tackett, who she married May 20, 1920; two sons, Roger Tackett of Paintsville and Ben Tackett of Staffordsville; two brothers, Brooks Pelphrey of Manila and Bert Pelphrey of Ypsilanti, MI; a sister, Mrs. Grace Hitchcock of Oil Springs; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services held March 4 in Old Union United Baptist Church with Elder J.T. Bailey and Rev. James K. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Tackett Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 6, 1985

   
VANHOOSE, Dawn
1984-1985
Dawn Michelle VanHoose, eight month old daughter of Kathy Woody, died March 2 in Paintsville. She was born June 11, 1984 in Pikeville. Surviving are her maternal grandparents, Jack and Jean Woody; maternal great grandmother, Ollie Crum; paternal grandparents, Ben and Juanita Crum and a brother, Wendell Music. Funeral services were held March 5 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with N. Fugate officiating. Burial was in Woody Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, March 13, 1985

   
WARD, Carl
1921-1985
Carl Ward, 63, died Friday, March 29 in Central Baptist Hospital. Mr. Ward was born November 21, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Paris and Maudie Preston Ward. He was a resident of River and a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Sara Jane Preston Ward, who he married July 18, 1944 in Ashland; four sons, Larry Gene Ward of Hager Hill, Gary dean and Carl David Ward of Dayton, OH, and Gordon Ward of River; and two daughters, Linda Lee Lewis of California and Jeanene Lash of Lexington. Also, two brothers, Roy Ward of River and Fred Ward of West Virginia; and five sisters, Margie Lyons and Lavince Ward of River, Alma Price of Michigan, Lizzie Dotson of Phelps and Joann Fannin of Ashland. Funeral services were held March 31 in River United Baptist Church with Elders Bruce Howard and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in River Church Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
WARD, Louise (Spriggs)
1930-1985
Funeral services were held Mar 16 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Louise Ward, 55. Mrs. Ward died Mar 13 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born Jan 9, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of Clara Stanaford Spriggs and the late Carl Spriggs and was a resident of Boons Camp. Other survivors include her husband, Paul Ward; a son, Paul Daniel Ward of Marietta, GA; three brothers, James Spriggs of Dayton, OH, Doug and Phillip Spriggs of Boons Camp; a sister Virginia Ann Kozee of Dayton, OH; and one granddaughter. Dick VanHoose officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 20, 1985

  
WELLS, Bert
1915-1985
Bert Clifford Wells, 70, died March 25, at his Van Lear home. Mr. Wells was born Feb 5, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of Marion and Alice Burke Wells. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Jeanetta Penix Wells, preceded him in death Feb 2, 1984. Surviving are his two daughters, Connie Cottle of Pleasant Plains, OH and Onedia Pauley of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Ivory Wells of Paintsville and Kermit Wells of Meally; three sisters, Garnetta Rucker, Hattie Wells, and Imogene Sammons, all of Van Lear; one grandchild. Funeral services were held Mar 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Wallace King officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 3, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, Beulah (Griffith)
1923-1985
Mrs. Beulah Williams, 62, died March 26, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was born Jan 25, 1923 in Magoffin Co., the daughter of Chester and Plina Jayne Griffith. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Bert Williams, who she married Dec 11, 1941; three daughters, Betty O'Bryan, Denver, Susie Williams, Paintsville, Wanda Sublett Van Lear; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Mar 28, at 1 p m in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville. Elder Lonza Reed, Rev. Charles Stapleton and Rev. James K. Caudill will officiate at services. Burial will be in Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Jim, Jeff, Greg and Gary O'Bryan, and Frankie Griffith and Bud Griffith. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 27, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, Buell
1915-1985
Retired Paintsville merchant Buell Williams, 69, died March 21 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Williams was born August 15, 1915, in Johnson County, the son of C.J. and Lula Colvin Williams. He was owner of Williams Floral. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Esta Howard Williams, two sons, Harmie and Jim Williams, a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis J. Colvin, a brother, Kenneth Williams, and 3 grandchildren, all of Paintsville; four stepbrothers, Henry, Charles, Bob and Paul Ford. Funeral services held March 24 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed, Vencil Pelphrey and Thurman Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 27, 1985

   
WOODY, Kathy
1954-1985
Kathy Woody, 30, died March 2 in Paintsville. Ms. Woody was born April 15, 1954 in Dayton, OH, the daughter of Jack and Jean Crum Woody. She was a resident of Boons Camp and an employee of Eastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are her parents; a son, Wendell Music; at home; her grandparents, Ollie Crum and Ben and Juanita Crum; and a sister, Patricia Ann Hamilton of Corbin. Funeral services were held March 5 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with N. Fugate officiating. Burial was in Woody Family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 13,  1985



 
APRIL - 1985

   
 
 
AUXIER, Anna (Music)
1985
Funeral services were held Friday, May 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Anna Hope Music Auxier. Mrs. Auxier, 102, died April 30 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of East Point, and a daughter of Thomas McCullough Music and Melissa Jane Wilson. Preceding her in death were her husband, Milton Samuel Auxier, July 4, 1934, and four sons. Surviving are three daughters, Douglas Galbraith of Blockhouse Bottom, Geneva Crider of East Point and Fanny Hall of Jacksonville, FL; two granddaughters, Anna Crider and Nancy Houston; and a great-great granddaughter, Jennifer Keaton. C. C. Hall officiated at services with burial in Auxier Family Cemetery at Blockhouse Bottom. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

 
BLANTON, Paul
1985
Paul Blanton, 63, of Lucasville, OH died in Scioto Memorial Hospital. A native of Johnson County, he was a veteran of World War II, a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge, a 25 year member of both Woodmen of the World Pipefitters Local 577 and a deacon at Candy Run United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hattie O'Bryan Blanton; three sons, James R. of Lucasville, Paul M. of Baltimore, OH, and Larry K. of Lucasville; two daughters, Loretta Sue Bender of Columbus and Linda Hall of Lucasville; a brother, John F. Blanton of Oil Springs; four sisters, Edna Faye Wheeler of Wheelersburg, Mildred O'Bryan of Newland Ridge, Evalee Anderson of Springfield and Imogene Powers of Paintsville; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Elders Arville Murray, Jr and Francis Blair officiated at services with interment in Scioto Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 17, 1985

  
BUTCHER, Maurice
1928-1985
Maurice "Booteye" Butcher, 55, died April 2 in Augusta University Hospital, Augusta, GA. Mr. Butcher was born May 2, 1928, in Johnson County, the son of Angus and Mildred Daniel Butcher. He was a mechanic for James A. Drew. Surviving are two sons, Larry M. Butcher of Lima, OH and James R. Butcher of Covington; a daughter, Sharon K. Guthrie of Pandora, OH; five brothers, Granville, Clifford and Donnie Butcher, all of Williamsport, Joe Butcher of Titusville, FL and Angus Butcher, Jr. of Dayton, OH; a sister Bonnie Fraley of Thealka; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1985

  
CANTRELL, Susan
1962-1985
Susan Renee Cantrell, 22, died Thursday, April 11 at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH after a long illness of Cystic Fibrosis. She was born Dec 9, 1962 in Campton. Survivors include her father, Hubert Cantrell of Lexington; her mother Glenda Phillips Maupin of Lancaster; grandparents, Raymond and Bessie Phillips of Campton; stepfather, Buddy Maupin of Lancaster, stepmother, Brenda Faye Cantrell of Lexington; one brother, Eddie Ray Cantrell of Lexington; two step brothers, Roger and Michael Maupin of Lancaster. She was the granddaughter of Loman and Lizzie Cantrell of Fuget. Funeral services were held Sunday in Ramsey Funeral Home, Lancaster. Burial was in the Bush Family Cemetery, Campton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1985

   
CONLEY, Mary (Hunnley)
1906-1985
Mary Ellen Conley, 78, died April 17 in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born April 20, 1906 in Magoffin County, the daughter of William and Susan Rigsby Hunnley. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Lewis Conley, preceded her in death June 21, 1958. Surviving are three sons, Herschell Conley of Campton, Roy Conley of Hager Hill and Troy Conley of Staffordsville, a step son, Matthew Daniels of Stambaugh; three daughters, Armantha Lemaster of Paintsville, Opal Manbeavers and Rebecca Cantrell of Waverly, OH; 48 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Donald Ray Caudill and Paul Daniels officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1985

  
DAVIS, Lee Sr.
1931-1985
Lee Epperson Davis, Sr., 53, died Sunday, April 7, in VA Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Davis was born October 1, 1931 in Chatteroy, WV, the son of Neva Mills Davis and the late John Herman Davis. He was a resident of Thelma. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Doris Donley Davis who he married Jan. 7, 1953; 2 sons, Lee Epperson Davis, Jr. of Van Lear and Tony Davis at home; 3 daughters, Sharon Leigh Burchett of Staffordsville, Teresa Ann Kinner of Thealka and Robin Michelle Davis at home; 5 brothers, Earl Davis of Versailles, John Davis of Davis Branch, Leonard Davis of Meally, Russell Davis of Oceana, WV and Kenny Davis of Columbus, OH; a sister, Hazel Ford of Columbus; 3 grandchildren, Dewayne Kinner, Jeremy Burchett and Melissa Ann Burchett. Funeral services were held April 9 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Meadows, Bob Castle and Bo Burton officiating. Burial was in Horn Cemetery at Jenny’s Creek. Pallbearers were Greg Donley, Mike Donley, Gary Donley, Jerry Meade, Carl Lewis, Dave Fraley, Shannon Fraley and Kenneth John Davis. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 17, 1985

   
DOSS, Frankie (Patrick)
1912-1985
Paintsville Herald, April 17, 1985 Mrs. Frankie Patrick Doss, 74, died April 9, in Richmond, VA. Mrs. Doss was born Jan 11, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Noah and Nancy Music Patrick. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Kyle Doss, preceded her in death in 1976. Surviving are three sons, Robert and Luther Ward of Kansas City, MO and James Ward of Huttonsville, WV; four daughters, Eleanor Bolden of Welch, WV, Francis Main and Carolyn Borashk of Richmond, VA and Loretta Hanks of Baltimore, MD. Also a brother, Willis Patrick of Paintsville; two sisters, Evelyn Hamilton and Rosa Preston of Meally; 27 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 12 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Patrick Family Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 17, 1985

  
FANNIN, Donna (Rice)
1935-1985
Donna C. Fannin, 90, of Jackson, OH died April 11 in Gainesville, FL. Born in Johnson County, she had been a member of the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church since February 1935. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Vencil, on May 3, 1975, and a son, Bryant, on September 10,.1977. Survivors include five sons, Granville of Resaca, GA, Charles of Lakewood, CA, Gerald of Jackson, OH, Frank of Hillsboro, OH, and John of Petoskey, MI; three daughters, Mary Ealey of Smithfield, VA, Phyllis Wells of Hawthorne, FL, and Donna “Nancy” Martin of Ann Arbor, MI; 27 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. Funeral services were under the direction of the Erwin Dodson Funeral Home, Minford, OH. Burial was in Mountain Ridge Cemetery, Jackson County, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1985

   
HARMON, Ryan
1985-1985
Ryan Harmon, one month old son of Dwane and Ersel Patzwaldt Harmon of Germany, died April 26. Graveside services were held May 4 in Highland Memorial Cemetery with Dick VanHoose officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

  
HUFF, Effie (Jennings)
1904-1985
Meally resident Effie Huff, 81, died April 11 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Huff was born February 28, 1904 the daughter of Kanawha and Cora Preston Jennings.  She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are Her husband, Johnny Huff; two sons, William Webb of Mechanicsburg, OH and Freddie Cantrell of Wellston, OH; a daughter Pauline Powell of Springfield, OH; a brother, Lafe Jennings of Wellston, OH; two sisters, Ethel Wells of Meally and Virginia Cumbo of Albany, OH; 21 grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Services held in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 17, 1985

   
PRESTON James Willard
1985
James Willard Preston, 64, of Augusta, IL, died April 12 in Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, IA. Mr. Preston was born in Johnson County, the son of the late Rev. Fred and Rosa Stanley Preston. He was a retired industrial engineer of Colt Industries Quincy Compressor, a World War II veteran and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Jean Frye, two sons, David James of Kirkwood, MO, and Phillip Edward of St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Sherry Pieper of Rockford, and Cynthia Fleig, of Washington, D. C., four grandchildren, six sisters, Nellie Elam of Lexington, Maude Jackson of Dallas, Laura Schultz of Washington, PA, Estelle Porter of Cummons, GA, Alice Roberts and Mary Grace Roman of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted at Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, IL, with Rev. Joseph Wright officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

  
ROWE, Ambrett
1982-1985
Ambrett Lerin Rowe, 2, died April 18 in an automobile accident at Van Lear. She was born August 13, 1982, in Johnson County, the daughter of Darlene Hannah Rowe and the late Phillip Michael Rowe. Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother, Landon Michael, at home, her grandparents, Hargis and Violet Jones Rowe, of Hager Hill and James and Pearl Hannah of Inez. Funeral services were held April 21 in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Nippa with Elders Marty Spurlock and John Kofoed officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1985

   
ROWE, Phillip
1955-1985
Phillip Michael Rowe, 30, died April 18 as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Rowe was born April 5, 1955 in Johnson County, the son of Hargis and Violet Jones Rowe of Hager Hill. He was a resident of Van Lear, an employee of Big Sandy Hardware and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Hannah Rowe; a son, Landon Michael Rowe; at home, and a sister, Mrs. Rhonda Music of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held April 21 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Nippa with Elders Marty Spurlock and John Kofoed officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1985

  
SADLER, Estill
1921-1985
Estill Sadler, 63, died April 27 at Barnetts Creek. Mr. Sadler was born May 2, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Telia Castle Sadler. He was a retired miner and a resident of Nippa. Surviving are his wife, Betty Stambaugh Sadler; three daughters, Donna Louise Waddell Burchett and Pamela Jean Sadler, both of Nippa and Judith Dameron of Pikeville; two brothers, Elmer and Eskell Sadler of Mechanicsburg, two sisters, Raethel Collins of Nippa and Alma Jean Hannah of Urbana, OH; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 29 in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill and Grover Castle officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 1, 1985

   
TRAVIS, Delphia (Johnson)
1908-1985
Thelma resident Delphia Travis, 77, died April 15 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Travis was born March 2, 1908, the daughter of J.R. Johnson and Rebecca Castle Johnson. She was a retired employee of Paintsville Hospital and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Linzie Travis, who she married November 17, 1923; three sons, Roby J. Travis of Troy, OH, Linzie Travis, Jr of Thelma and Bobby Joe Travis of Prestonsburg; two daughters, Hazel Lee Charles of Columbus, OH and Anna M. Horne of Springfield, OH; a half sister, Anna Lee Gambill of Thelma; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services held April 17 in Concord United Baptist Church with Elders B.C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Dan Gambill Cemetery at Thelma with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1985

   
VANHOOSE, Iva (Jackson)
1897-1985
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 January 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, February 20, 1985

   
WALLIN, Bessie (Fyffe)
1894-1985
Keaton resident, Mrs. Bessie Wallin, 90, died April 2 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Wallin was born October 27, 1894 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jim and Susan Ferguson Fyffe. She was a resident of Keaton and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Rev. C. H. Wallin preceded her in death May 31, 1982. Surviving are 4 sons, Edgar Wallin of Louisa, Glen Wallin of Martha, Fred Wallin of Catlettsburg and Howard Wallin of Aberdene, MD; 5 daughters, Maxie Sparks of Hilliard, OH, America Lester of Plain City, OH, Marie Skaggs of Flat Gap, Ilene Hampton of Staffordsville and Avonell Skaggs of Martha. Also, 3 sisters, Lida Wright of Keaton, Lexie Ferguson of Moon, and Beulah Hill of Relief; 18 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 5 in Christian Union Enterprise Baptist Church at Keaton with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Tobe Wheeler, Jr., officiating.  Burial was in Skaggstown Church Cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 10, 1985

     
WEBB, Tessie (Burke)
1899-1985
West Van Lear resident Tessie Burke Wells Webb, 86, died April 29 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Webb was born March 9, 1899 in Johnson County, a daughter of Drant Burke and Addie Clifton. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by two husband, Colvin Wells, 1937, and Jake Webb, 1980. Surviving are a son, Denzil Wells, Leesville, SC; three daughters, Racine Howard and Grandaline McFaddin of Paintsville, and Doris McFaddin of Springfield, OH; four brothers, Robert and Walter Burke of Van Lear and Richard and Estill Burke of Wabash, IN; a sister, Lena Birchfield, of Aflex, KY; ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Tussey and Bill Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Wells-Collins Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985



 
MAY - 1985


   
  
BENTLEY, Oma (Griffith)
1911-1985
Rev. Lowell Pelphrey officiated at services for Oma Bentley, 73, Monday, June 3. Mrs. Bentley died May 31 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born December 18, 1911, in Floyd County, the son of Linsey and Effie Salyers Griffith. She was a resident of East Point and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Farley Bentley, preceded her in death in 1965. Surviving are a son, George Bentley of Warsaw, IN, two daughter, Madline Powers of Prestonsburg, and Ada Fitzpatrick of East Point; four brothers, Cecil and L. J. Salyers of West Virginia, Odis Salyers of Auxier and Dock Salyers of Hazard, five sisters, Martha Duty of East Point, Ruby Powers of Auxier, Suze Ratliff of Lancer, Nancy Estep of Garrison and Ellen Marselett of Prestonsburg, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Following services at Jones-Preston Funeral Home, burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

  
BEVINS, Martha (Castle)
1889-1985
Martha Jayne Bevins, 96, died May 19 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1889, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Robert and Martha Borders Castle. Mrs. Bevins was a resident of Louisa and a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Willie Bevins, two sons, Gomer and Aubrey Bevins, and a daughter, Kathleen Castle, all of Louisa, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in Georges Creek United Baptist Church at Lowmansville. Elders Flem Arrowood and Ervin Preston will officiate at services with burial following in the Mary Church Cemetery at Louisa. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 22, 1985

   
BLAIR, Basil
1903-1985
Basil J. Blair, 81, died May 7 at his Riceville home. Mr. Blair was born June 16, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Levi and Evelyne Williams Blair. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Riceville Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Alta (Blair) Blair; five sons, Bill Blair of Riceville, Gene Blair of Thompson, OH, Fred, Roy and Gary Blair, all of Swamp Branch; three daughters, Opal Williams of Waverly, OH, Mable Billiter of East Pont and Judy Beard of Riceville. Also, four brothers, Tom and Henry Blair of Beaver, OH, Levi Blair, Jr.,  and Curt Blair; two sisters, Lucy Jones of East Point, Mazel Davis of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 10 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Herb Arms and David Keith Castle officiating. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1985

    
BLANKENSHIP, Fannie (Litteral)
1908-1985
Fannie Blankenship, 76, died May 29 in Hillview Nursing Home, Huntington, WV, following an extended illness. Mrs. Blankenship was born November 11, 1908 in Greenup County, the daughter of John and Pearl Whitt Litteral. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired nurse, a member of the Methodist Church, the D. A. R., KY Colonel and the Senior Citizens. Surviving are a son, Bill Tom Blankenship of Clearwater, FL; a brother, William Litteral of Port Richie, FL; two sisters, Ruth Gerlock of Wheelersburg, OH, and Elizabeth Lowry of Charleston, WV; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1 in First Methodist Church with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Vernon Cemetery in Wheelersburg, OH, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

  
BLANTON, Geraldine (Conley)
1926-1985
Mrs. Geraldin Conley Blanton, 58, died May 21 at her Leander home. Mrs. Blanton was born August 17, 1926 at Bonanza, the daughter of Tommy and Myrtle Mann Conley of Warsaw, IN. She was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Willie E. “Bill” Blanton, her mother, Myrtle Conley; two sons, Billy Ray Blanton of Leander and Paul Jay Blanton of Bonanza, three daughters, Linda May of Leander, Carolyn Sue Ward of East Point, and Paul Kay Tackett of Bonanza and 20 grandchildren. Also, two brothers, William Conley of Tacoma, WA and Paul Conley of Warsaw, IN; and four sisters, Elsie Blanton of Dwale, Venus Macias of Sacramento, CA, Frances Hughes of Silver Lake, IN, and Phylis Stulzman of Leesburg, IN. Funeral services were held Friday, May 24 in Whitaker Freewill Baptist Church at Whitaker with Revs. Hubert Slone and Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Bonanza with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

   
BOLIN, Mauda (Turner)
1902-1985
Columbus, OH resident Mauda Turner Bolin, 82, died May 12 at the home of her daughter, Janice Porter. Mrs. Bolin was born in Johnson County, December 4, 1902 the daughter of Willie and Sarah Cheek Turner. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Henry C. Bolin, preceded her in death January 13, 1971. Surviving are a son, Herman Bolin of Lexington, four daughters, Imogene Blair and Janice Porter of Columbus, Shirley Wells of Garden City, MI, and Pauline Conley of Troy, OH; a brother, Henry Turner of Greenfield, OH; a sister, Kitty Turner of Jeffersonville, OH; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 15 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church with Charles Stapleton and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Bolin family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 22, 1985

   
CARPENTER, James
1904-1985
James Carpenter, 81, died May 17 at his Leander home following an extended illness. Mr. Carpenter was born February 3, 1904 in Breathitt County. He was the son of Leander and Josephine Conley Carpenter. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mable Carpenter, and two children, Roger Lee and Mary Ann Carpenter, both of Leander. Funeral services were held May 19 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Donald Ray Caudill and Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 22, 1985

   
CASTLE, Arcus
1914-1985
J. R. Connelley and Dick VanHoose officiated at funeral services for Arcus Castle, 70. Mr. Castle died May 13 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired mechanic for the Department of Highways. Mr. Castle was born August 25, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Drewey and Lyda Howard Castle. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louise Slone Castle; two sons, Bobby Castle of Prestonsburg and Cline Salyers, Jr., of Nippa, a daughter, Kathy Salyers Castle of Thealka; two brothers, Argus Castle of Nippa and Pasco Castle of unknown, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clark-Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 22, 1985

   
DANIEL, Nellie (Brooks)
1913-1985
Mrs. Nellie B. Daniel, 71, died Thursday, May 30, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Daniel was born November 10, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Alma Chaffin Brooks. She was a resident of Paintsville and a retired teacher for the Johnson County School System. Her husband, Jay Daniel, preceded her in death February 17, 1978. Surviving are four sons, Randall Jay Daniel of Obetz, OH, Walter Kay Daniel of Columbus, OH, Clarence Ray Daniel of River, and Leonard Milton Daniel of Leander; two daughters, Lenora Vertrice Johnson of Paintsville and Violet Marie Carr of Brooksville, OH. Also, a brother, Charles Brooks of Columbus, three sisters, Louise Romoser of Kirkwood, MO, and Ann Brooks and Roberta Brooks, both of Ironton, OH; 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 2 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Londis Meek, Charles Price, Venny VanHoose and John Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Luther Daniel Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
DUTTON, Kathleen (Meek)
1924-1985
Kathleen Meek Dutton, 60, died May 18 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Dutton was born October 28, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of Albert and Lokie Ward Meek. She was a resident of Boons Camp and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Palmer Dutton, two sons, Walter Dutton of Oberlin, OH and Tony Dutton of Elyria, OH, two daughters, Pam Meek of Boons Camp and Brenda Kay Adams of Elyria; two brothers, Tom Meek of Alaska and Luke Bo Meek of Boons Camp; and three sisters, Carol Dutton and Della Wilson, both of Boons Camp, and Ernestine Hensley of Mooresburg, TN. Funeral services were held May 20 in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Lonnie Ratliff and Corbin Ward officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 22, 1985

   
FANNIN, Alka (Webb)
1903-1985
Alka Fannin, 82, of Van Lear, died May 23 at the River Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Born in Johnson County, February 18, 1903, she was the daughter of Proctor and Clarinda Hall Webb and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Estill Fannin, and a daughter, Yvonne Spurgeon of Whitehouse, TN. Also surviving are three brothers, Dave Webb of Williamsport, John Webb of Florence and Charles Webb of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Ruth Handy, of Van Lear and Lucille Helton of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

   
FERGUSON, Sophia (Fyffe)
1923-1985
Mrs. Sophia Ferguson, 62, died Monday, May 27 in Appalachian Regional Hospital in West Liberty. Mrs. Ferguson was born February 2, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Myrtie and Martha Bailey Fyffe. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Anon Ferguson, three daughters, Iretha Stambaugh of Valparaiso, IN, Brenda Kay Dickerson and Caroleene Ferguson of West Liberty; a brother Nelson Fyffe of Keaton, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 30 in Open Fork United Baptist Church at Moon, KY, with Elders J. T. Bailey, Lowell Ferguson and Arville Murray, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

   
GAMBOE, Floyd
1985
Floyd Gamboe, 83, died Friday, May 31, at his Paintsville residence. Mr. Gamboe was born in Clark County, the son of Edward and Hannah Risen Gamboe. He was a retired employee of Kentucky, West Virginia Gas Company. His wife, Ruth Price Gamboe, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Bill Gamboe of St. Petersburg, FL, Jake and Gene Gamboe, both of Paintsville; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sue Eckles of Pinellas, FL; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Winchester Cemetery at Winchester. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
HANEY, Elmer
1925-1985
Elmer L. “Speck” Haney, 59, died May 1 in VA Hospital in Huntington, WV, following an extended illness. Mr. Haney was born September 24, 1925 in Johnson County, a son of Floyd and Rhoda May Spradlin Haney. He was a resident of Flat Gap. Surviving are seven sons, Elmer Haney of Lakewood, OH, John Haney of Atlanta, GA, Gerald Haney of West Van Lear, Mike Haney of Daniels Creek, Sammy and Everett Haney of San Francisco, CA and Randy Haney of Paintsville; two daughters, Deloris Smedley of Flat Gap and Minnie Blair of Oak Hill, WV and 15 grandchildren. Also, a brother, Chester Haney of Paintsville, and three sisters, Nellie Johnson of Hager Hill, Josephine Spriggs of Meally and Anna Mae Haney of Paintsville. Funeral services were held May 4 in Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery at Hager Hill with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

    
KITTS, Joan (Daniels)
1914-1985
Joan Ada Kitts, 71, of Mansfield, OH and formerly of Johnson County, died May 21 in Mansfield. Born in Johnson County, August 12, 1914, the daughter of the late Kane and Georgia Hugher Daniels, she was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Hence Kitts; a daughter, Ellen Moore, of Mansfield, four brothers, Floyd Daniels, Grove City, OH, Charles Daniels, Columbus, OH, Frank Daniels and Lloyd Daniels, both of Virginia. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruby Daniels of Virginia and Helen Repko of California; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 25 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Charles Stapleton and John Frank Meade officiating. Burial was in the Pigeon Church Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

   
MACLELLAN, Billie
1929-1985
Funeral services for Billie Jo MacLellan, 55, of Gallup, NM were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Rollie Mortuary Palm Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park and Rev. Don Murphy officiated. Mrs. MacLellan died Tuesday, at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital. She was born November 2, 1929 in Paintsville. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert MacLellan ofGallup; four sons, Larry and Kenney Caudill, both of Paintsville and Ron and Allister MacLellan, both of Gallup, four daughters, Brenda Franklin of Paintsville, Regina Blanton of Thelma, and Lynn MacLellan and Anna Smith both of Gallup; five sisters, Ruth Tackett of Paintsville, Allene Alberta Parker of Stanton, Rosemary Greer of Bishopville, SC, and Anna Picklesimer of Zanesville, OH, and Helen Marie Fry of Pataskala, OH and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kerr W. MacLellan in 1970. Pallbearers were Ron MacLellan, Al MacLellan, Mark Smith, Larry Caudill, Kenneth Caudill and Pat Conover. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

  
PATRICK, Virginia (Williams)
1901-1985
Ashland resident Virginia W. Patrick, 83, died May 28 in Elmwood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Patrick was born October 19, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Theodore and Bordie (Williams) Williams. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Bruce Patrick, preceded her in death in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Billie Marie Dotson of Indiana; a brother Ben Williams of Ashland; and three sisters, Josha Mae Williams and Addie Blair of Oil Springs, and Norsie Stapleton of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Friday, May 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed, Frankie Williams and Danny Williams officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
SALYERS, Tony
1962-1985
Sitka resident Tony Leon Salyers, 22, died May 3 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Salyers was born April 15, 1962 in Johnson County. Surviving are his wife, Donna Jean Ward Salyers; his parents, James Gordon and Geneva Stambaugh Salyers; and five sisters, Virgene Lemaster and Lynn Lou Salyers of Columbus, OH, Sheila Salyers, Janet Jenkins and Rose Wagner, all of Sitka. Funeral services were held May 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

   
SAYLOR, Marvin
1935-1985
Staffordsville resident Marvin Saylor, 49, died May 5 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Saylor was born October 8, 1935 in Magoffin County, the son of Byrd and Oma Pennington Saylor. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a self-employed construction worker. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Magdalene Blair Saylor; two sons, Marvin Dwain and Anthony Douglas of Barnetts Creek; three brothers, Melvin Saylor of Barnetts Creek, Troy Saylor of Swamp Branch, and Roy Saylor of Columbus, OH, six sisters, Della Faye Howard and Rena Ann Hamilton of Salyersville, Edna M. Fultz, Mary E. Shakers, and Imogene Fultz of Beattyville, and Josephine Issac of Lexington; one grandchild and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Melvin Blanton, Ronnie Spriggs and Estill Adkins officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

   
SPEARS, Jane (Crawford)
1930-1985
Mary Jane Spears, 55, of Paintsville, died May 22 after an extended illness. Born March 11, 1930, the daughter of the late William and Mary Carol Everly Crawford, in Logan County, she was a school teacher employed by the Paintsville Independent School System. Survivors include a husband, Dr. Joe Spears, of Paintsville, a son, John Speras of Stroudsburg, PA, and a daughter, Carol Spears, of Paintsville. Also surviving are three brothers, Pete Everly of Orlando, FL, John Everly of Prestonsburg, Jack Crawford of Abingdon, VA; and one sister Ann Shoffer, of Middlesboro. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24 in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Rev. Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

  
SPEARS, Jerry
1894-1985
Jerry Spears, 91, of Windham, OH, and formerly of Johnson County, died May 22. Born in Johnson County, May 9, 1894, the son of the late Henry and Martha Moles Spears, he was a retired carpenter from West Van Lear. Survivors include a wife, Della Rivers Spears, and two sons, Earl Spears of Ironton, OH, and Richard Spears of Windham, OH. also surviving are four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services wereheld at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Scott Castle, Herb Arms, Donald Caudill and Powell Collins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

   
SPENCER, Janice (Blanton)
1946-1985
Janice Blanton Spencer, 38, died May 29 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Spencer was born August 17, 1946, in Floyd County. She was a resident of East Point, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a sales representative for Home Interior. Surviving are her mother, Verna Lee Blanton of Oil Springs; her husband, Clifford Spencer; two daughters, Lena Kay Spencer of East Pont and Sherry Lynn Meade of Tutor Key; two brothers, Andy and Arnold Blanton of Oil Springs; and a sister, Donna Cantrell of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Harold Conley and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
TACKETT, William
1909-1985
William Virgil Tackett, 75, died May 3 in VA Hospital in Huntington, WV following an extended illness. Mr. Tackett was born August 17, 1909, in Lawrence County, the son of George and Rhoda Chandler Tackett. He was a resident of Blaine and a retired farmer. His wife, Sinda Moore Tackett, preceded him in death in 1954. Surviving are four nephews, two nieces and a sister in law, Ruby Tackett. Funeral services were held May 6 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charlie Arrington officiating. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1985

   
TRIMBLE, Eulah (Patrick)
1898-1985
Eulah Gullett Trimble, 86, died May 5 at her Lexington home. Mrs. Trimble was born July 13, 1898 in Magoffin County, a daughter of John H. Patrick and Minnie Adkins. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Thomas Jackson Gullett, preceded her in death in 1937. Surviving are two sons, Tom and Leon Gullett of Lexington; a sister, Anna Patrick of Salyersville; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

   
VANHOOSE, Dallas
1909-1985
Dallas VanHoose, 75, died May 28, 1985, in his Paintsville home following an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born August 23, 1909, in Johnson County, the son of Martin and Selina Ward VanHoose.  He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude McFaddin VanHoose; three sons, Lt. Col. Dallas VanHoose, Jr., of Levinworth, KS, Ernest W. VanHoose of Lexington and Gary K. VanHoose of Paintsville; four sisters, S. J. VanHoose of Beloit, WI, Anna Lyons and Elizabeth Castle of Tutor Key and Hazel VanHoose of Paintsville and two grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, May 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Larry Smith and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
WARD, Mary (Meade)
1904-1985
Mrs. Mary Ward, 81, died May 6 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Ward was born October 4, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Christine Robinson Meade. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Fred Ward, preceded her in death September 21, 1977. Surviving are five daughters, Dollie Hampton of Mineral City, OH, Christine Rogers of Hope Dale, OH, Esta Mahan of Staffordsville, Alberta Louise Castle of Canton, OH, and Frances Plummer of Paintsville; three sisters, Mable Collins of Ypsilanti, MI, Savannah Burns of Nippa and Mert Blanton of Stambaugh; four brothers, Mitchell Meade of Paintsville, Bill Meade of Nippa, Marvin Meade of Catlettsburg, and Jeff Meade of Wurtland, KY. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lonza Reed and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 8, 1985

   
WELCH, Georgia (Meade)
1985
Georgia Lee Welch, wife of William Thomas Welch, 1548 Lakewood Drive, Lexington, died Thursday, May 16. A native of Paintsville, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lula Butler Meade. She was educated at Morehead College and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lexington, Central Kentucky Women’s Club, and the Lexington Country Club. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Richard Tully, Paradise Valley, AZ, one son, William Lee Welch, Waverly, OH, four sisters, Mrs. Crate Rice, Mrs. Robert Gunning, Mrs. W. C. Bailey and Mrs. Hysell Burchett, all of Paintsville; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held at the W. R. Milward Mortuary Broadway at 11:30 a.m. May 20 with Dr. William R. Jennings officiating. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, Verlla (Spriggs)
1909-1985
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Verlla Williams, 76. Mrs. Williams died Thursday, May 30, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born May 13, 1909 in Johnson County, a daughter of Davis and Rosa Dennison Spriggs. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Rufus Williams, preceded her in death November 8, 1975. Surviving are four children, Roger, Larry and Colleen Williams, all of Van Lear, and Karen Gay Parsley of West Van Lear; a sister, Irma Wells of Van Lear; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, Verna (Ferguson)
1915-1985
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12 for Mrs. Verna Williams, 70. Mrs. Williams died May 9 in Springfield, OH. She was born February 10, 1915 in Morgan County, the daughter of Elliott and Martha Hammonds Ferguson. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Her husband, Lonnie S. Williams, preceded her in death August 11, 1937. Surviving are a son, Fred Williams, of Springfield; two brothers, Ray E. Ferguson of Springfield and William P. Ferguson of Relief; five sisters, Mrs. Julia Ferguson of Moon, Mrs. Alta Williams of Florida, Mrs. Irene Sturgill of Martha, Mrs. Rubie Vanover of Flatwoods, and Mrs. Pearlie Skaggs of Cordell. Elders Jerry Brown, Paul E. Keaton and Don Sturgill officiated at services in the Old Paint Primitive Baptist church at Relief. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery under the direction of Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 15, 1985


 
JUNE - 1985

   
  
ADAMS, Mary Alice (Cantrell)
1918-1985
Mary Alice Adams, 67, died June 25 in Humana Hospital at Lexington. Mrs. Adams was born April 7, 1918 the daughter of Mance and Ellie Mae Napier Cantrell. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Smith Adams preceded her in death in 1984. Surviving are five sons, Bill Adams and Mance Adams, both of West Van Lear, Smith Adams, Jr., of Cleveland, OH, Charles Eugene Adams of Sitka, and Cecil J. Adams of West Van Lear; two daughters, Birdie Mae Blair, and Mollie Faye Worden, both of West Van Lear; four brothers, Mitchell Cantrell of Paintsville, Walter Cantrell of Hager Hill, Mance Cantrell, Jr., of West Van Lear, and Herschell Cantrell of Cleveland, OH; three sisters, Estill Cantrell and Burdus Spradlin of West Van Lear, and Betty Hale of Paintsville; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, in the Concord United Baptist Church. Elder Charles Price and Elder John R. Pelphrey officiated. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1985

   
BALDRIDGE, John
1935-1985
John W. Baldridge, 49, died June 4 in an automobile accident. He was born September 7, 1935 in Johnson County, the son of Ervin and Artie Hall Baldridge. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired railroad employee. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Sexton Baldridge; a son, Jason Baldridge, at home; three daughters, Magalene Baldridge and Nora Wesley Baldridge, Paintsville and Venetia Humfleet of London, KY; and a brother, Charlie Baldridge of Paintsville. Funeral services were held June 7 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Arbie Lee Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

  
BALDRIDGE, Thurman
1985
Thurman Baldridge of Ohio, formerly of Johnson County, died June 17 in a Xenia, OH hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Sam and Lucy Tackett Baldridge. Surviving are his wife, Lou Vernia Castle Baldridge; two daughters, Jewel Brach of Illinois, Sharon Jones of Cincinnati, OH; one son, Roger Baldridge of Fairborn, OH; and four grandchildren; two brothers, Douglas of Springfield and Otis of Nippa; three sisters, Pauline Salyer of Dayton, OH, Phyllis Byrd of Dayton, OH, and Audrey Pierce of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20 at the Burcham Funeral Home with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Tipp City, OH. He was a member of the Church of God. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1985

   
BALDRIDGE, Oliver
1968-1985
Paintsville High School student, Oliver Baldridge, 16, died Tuesday, June 4 in an automobile accident. He was born September 9, 1968, in Johnson County, the son of the late John W. Baldridge and Joyce Baldridge of Paintsville. Surviving are his mother; a brother, Jason Baldridge and three sisters, Magalene and Nora Wesley Baldridge of Paintsville and Ventia Humfleet of London, KY. Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Arbie Lee Young officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

   
BLANTON, Verna (Crace)
1900-1985
Verna Lou Crace Blanton, 84, died June 3 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Blanton was the daughter of Lee and Sina Francie Blanton Crace. She was born November 29, 1900 in Magoffin County, and was a resident of Oil Springs. Preceding her in death was her husband, Dock Blanton, February 4, 1964. Surviving are four sons, Jim Crace Blanton of Ashland, Hershell “Cy” Blanton of Staffordsville, Windell “Nig” Blanton of Flatwoods and Robert Lee “Bob” Blanton of Oil Springs; a daughter Juanita Jane Horn of Barnetts Creek, a sister, Ruth Bailes of Gallipolis, OH, 20 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with M. T. Womack, Irvin Castle, and James Crider officiating. Burial will be in Staffordsville Church Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

  
BLAIR, Grady
1918-1985
Grady Blair, 68, died June 28, in the Veterans Hospital, Lexington. He was born September 2, 1918, the son of Crosford and Bessie Blanton Blair. Surviving are three sisters, Jennie Gullett, Volga, Grace Estep, Fuget, and Maude Burchett, Winchester. Funeral services were held Monday, July 1, at the Fishtrap United Baptist Church, at Staffordsville. Elders Lonza Reed, J. T. Bailey, Rutherford Blair, and James H. Blair officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Blanton Branch, Oil Springs. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10,.1985

   
BRYANT, Eunice (Meek)
1926-1985
Eunice Meek Bryant, 59, died June 14 in Hialeah, FL. She was born January 27, 1926, in Johnson County, and was self-employed as a beautician. Surviving are her parents, Willis and Molly Delong Meek of Boons Camp; eight brothers, Albridge Meek of Whitehouse, Donnis, Homer, Harry and Paul Meek of Boons Camp, Aaron Meek of Thelma, Arnold Meek of Paintsville and Faye Edward Meek of Meally, and two daughters, Joyce Blevins of Barnetts Creek and Darlene Clark of West Alexandria, OH. Funeral services were held June 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Charles Price and Hobert Pack officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985

   
CHARLES, Harkless
1921-1985
Former Thealka resident Harkless Charles, 63, died June 5 in V. A> Hospital in Dayton, OH following an extended illness. A resident of Columbus, OH, he was born October 3, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Pete and Mary Elizabeth Charles. Surviving are three sons, Kipper and Tony Charles of Columbus, and Joe Charles of California; four daughters, Sandy Hampton of Martin, Sharon Holder and Joyce Rugges of Baltimore, MD, and Judy Charles of Lucasville, OH; and a sister, Dorthy Herrel of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

   
CLAY, Ollie
1911-1985
Ollie Clay, 73, died Sunday, June 2 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Clay was born August 11, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Ella Murray Clay. He was a resident of Sitka and a member of the George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clustena McKenzie Clay; two sons, Varnell Clay of Lagro, IN and Gary Clay of Van Lear; two daughters, Janet VanHoose of Wabash, IN, and Regina Clay at home; a sister, Exer Brown of Plain City, OH; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, in George’s Creek United Baptist Church with Carlos Preston and Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Lowmansville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

   
CRUM, Verla (Mollett)
1917-1985
Williamsport resident Verla (Doll) Mollett Crum, 68, died June 1 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mrs. Crum was born February 18, 1917 in Martin County, the daughter of Rod and Suze Delong Mollett. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, Hubert Mills, preceded her in death in April 1944. Surviving are her husband, Everett Crum, three sons, Everett Crum, Jr. of Williamsport, Harold Mills of Meally, and Thomas Mills of Massillon, OH; four daughters, Betty Bridgman of Williamsport, Doris Crum of Meally, Carol Mollett and Linda Smith of Wabash, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Dixie Branham of Meally and Mrs. Thelma Anglin of Burnsville, NC; 24 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday June 3 in Little Friendship United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Elders Claude Mollett and Shady Lee Walters officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

      
ENGLAND, Georgene (Adams)
1919-1985
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 18, in The Upper Room International Pentecostal Church of Christ for Georgene Duty England, 66. Mrs. England died June 15 in U K Medical Center in Lexington. She was born February 11, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of Jack and Virgie Spencer Adams. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Her husband, Russell “Bud” Duty, preceded her in death. Surviving are six sons, Larry and Jack Duty of Van Lear, Arville Duty of Columbus, OH, Charley Duty of Pierceton, IN, Ted Duty of Marion, OH, and Tom Duty of Meally, and two daughters, Judy Ann Ward of Silver Lake, IN, and Marie Ward of Van Lear. Also, three brothers, Walter, Doug and Jerry Adams, all of Davey, WV, three sisters, Laura Salyer of Thelma, Myrtle Newcomb and Betty England, of Welch, WV; 29 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Bro. Jerry Castle officiated at services with burial in Duty Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985

   
FAIRCHILD, Ollie (McKenzie)
1891-1985
Charlestown, IN resident Mrs. Ollie Fairchild, 94, died Monday, June 10 in Hillcrest Nursing Home in Jeffersonville, IN following an extended illness. Mrs. Fairchild was born February 22, 1891 in Johnson County, the daughter of William Wallace and Katie K. Estepp McKenzie. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Lawrence Fairchild, preceded her in death in 1944. Surviving are a son, Hubert Fairchild of Oil Springs, two daughters, Moncie Williams of Columbus, OH, and Maggie Smith of Charlestown, IN; three sisters, Martha Estepp of Red Bush, Alcie Burchett of Fuget, and Maggie Burchett of Inez; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 13 in Low Gap United Baptist Church at Oil Springs. Elders Lonza Reed and Wayne Blair officiated. Burial was in Fairchild Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985

   
WiGINTHER, William
1949-1985
Lawrenceburg, IN resident Mr. William Ginther, 35, died Tuesday, June 18 in Lawrenceburg following an extended illness. Mr. Ginther was born September 11, 1949 in Rodchester, IN, the son of Elton and Helen Ginther. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Ginther, Auxier; his father, Elton Ginther; one son, Ervin Ginther, Auxier; two step sons, John White, Auxier and Orie Mullins, Allen, one step daughter, Ada Caudill, Auxier; one sister, Sue White, Rodchester, IN. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1985

   
KIMBLER, Edna (Johnson)
1913-1985
Edna Kimbler, 71, died June 6 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Kimbler was born August 16, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Lara King Johnson. She was a resident of Flat Gap and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Mitchell Kimbler, preceded her in death in November, 1984. Surviving are three sons, Harry Martin Kimbler of Panama City, FL, Dean Kimbler of Sitka, and Mitchell Kimbler of Staffordsville; four daughters Betty Lois Robinson of Winchester, Doralene Wheeler of Sitka, Patricia Stapleton of Flat Gap, and Brenda Caudill of Carey, OH. Also, a brother, David Johnson of New Holland, OH; and four sisters, Ada Walker of North Carolina, Gertrude Blair, Staffordsville, Stella Lemaster and Fanny Hackney of West Virginia. Two sons, Ronald and Kermitt Kimbler, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka with Ellis Hamilton and John Meade officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

   
LEMASTER, Mildred (Ditty)
1907-1985
Retired nurse, Mrs. Mildred Lemaster, 77, died June 12 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lemaster was born September 14, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Katherine Plummer Ditty. She was a resident of Flat Gap. Surviving are her husband, Virgil Lemaster, who she married May 30,1 979, at Flat Gap; two sons, Tom Hereford of Drayton Plaines, MI, and Jim Hereford of Ann Arbor, MI; five step sons, Waldyne Lemaster of Riceville, Dallas Lemaster of Flat Gap, Bobby Lemaster of Chicago, IL, Paul Lemaster of Indianapolis, IN, and Marvin Lemaster of Sacramento, CA; a daughter, Shirley Gregor of Michigan; a step daughter, Marlene Caudill of Lexington; two sisters, Francis Wallen and Virginia Kelly of Paintsville; and a brother, Cecil Ditty of West Virginia; five grandchildren and 15 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 15 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985

   
LYONS, Gypsy (Fraley)
1904-1985
Gypsy Fraley Lyons, 81, of Springfield, OH, died Wednesday, June 12 at Hope House Manor Care Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Lyons was born January 15, 1904 at Blaine, the daughter of James A. and Bessie Newcom Fraley. She had been a resident of Springfield for the past 40 years. Surviving are three sons, and daughters in law, Walter F. and Audrey Lyons and John T. and Shirley Lyons of Springfield, OH, and A. Woodrow and Liz Lyons of Detroit, MI; a daughter, Margie E. Lyons of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Whitaker and Mrs. Kathryn Davis, both of Paintsville; three brothers, Ruey Fraley of Paintsville, George Fraley of Calso, MI, and Homer Fraley of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren, four step granddaughters and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Lyons in August 1970, one daughter, five brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were held June 15 in Springfield with interment in Ferncliff Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985

   
MCKENZIE, Dixie (McKenzie)
1907-1985
Red Bush resident, Mrs. Dixie Lee McKenzie, 78, died Sunday, June 2 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. McKenzie was born Feb 13, 1907 in Johnson County, a daughter of H. P. and Victoria McKenzie. She was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. She was the widow of Wade McKenzie who died in 1962. Survivors include three daughters, Betty White of Grove City, OH and Josephine Blevins, and Ival Wells, both of Staffordsville, five sons, Robert McKenzie, William McKenzie, Ellis McKenzie, and Melvin McKenzie, all of Red Bush, and Douglas McKenzie of Ypsilanti, MI, a brother, H. L. McKenzie of Paintsville and a sister, Mrs. Ival Blair of Sunberry, OH; 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the home Tuesday, June 4, with Rev. Ellis Hamilton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

  
MONTGOMERY, Amanda (Tackett)
1914-1985
Former Johnson County resident Amanda Alice Montgomery, 71, died Wednesday, June 26 in Willard, OH. She was born March 21, 1914, the daughter of Ode and Katherine Collins Tackett. Her husband, Marion Lee Montgomery, preceded her in death in 1971. Surviving are five sons, Wilbur Montgomery of Plymouth, OH, Mac Montgomery, James Montgomery, Dempsey Montgomery, and Jesse Montgomery, all of Willard, OH, one daughter, Elizabeth Spears, of Willard, OH; and 26 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29 at the resident of Lizzie Castle with Rev. Roy Kilgore officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1985

   
PELPHREY, Jesse
1913-1985
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Jesse Pelphrey, 72. Mr. Pelphrey died June 7 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born February 1, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Deal and Laura Trimble Pelphrey. He was a resident of Volga, a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Sally Blanton Pelphrey; four daughters, Jeane Wheeler, Judy Kelly and Betty Jo Conley of Staffordsville; and Bonnie Ross of Wittensville; a brother, Trimble Pelphrey of Lucasville, three sisters, Martha Salyer of Volga, Merzie Meade of Paintsville, and Patsy Blevins of Barnetts Creek; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. John Frank Meade officiated at services with burial following in Pelphrey Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

  
RAMEY, Dora
1935-1985
Dora Ramey 49, died Wednesday, June 19, in the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Ramey was born on October 23, 1935 in Johnson County. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Cuder Ramey, East Point, Tera Butcher, Paintsville, and Sarah Miller, Black Lick, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22 in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1985

   
RAMEY, Robert
1889-1985
Robert C. Ramey, 94, died Tuesday, June 4 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Ramey was born March 10, 1889, in Johnson County, the son of Joseph and Louise Ratliff Ramey. He was a resident of Wittensville, a retired miner, and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Nancy Ward Ramey preceded him in death April 3, 1972. Surviving are two sons, Orville Ramey of Wittensville and Joe Ramey of Pedro, OH; four daughters, Lou Ellen Salyers of West Virginia, Gertrude Castle of Thealka, Christine Wilson of Baltimore, MD, and Rebecca Mullins of Clintwood, VA; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, June 7 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Ward-Ramey Cemetery at Tutor Key with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

   
PEKPHREY, Paul
1985
Paul C. Pelphrey, 52, of Northwood, OH, formerly of Paintsville, died Friday, June 21, at St. Charles Hospital. He was a plant operator 29 years at Standard Oil Co., and was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was the son of the late Arthur “Boots” and Nannie Pelphrey of Paintsville and a graduate of Paintsville High School. He completed one year of business at Mayo School. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou, formerly of Van Lear; one daughter, Linda Smith; two sons, Gordon and Wade; one granddaughter, of Toledo, OH; two brothers, Thomas of Oregon, OH, Glen A. Pelphrey of Alexandria, VA; one sister, Mary Mae Sarr of Toledo, OH. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 24 at Eggleston, Miner and Welsh Funeral Home, Oregon, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1985

   
SPENCER, Lonnie
1943-1985
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Lonnie Spencer, 41. Mr. Spencer died June 24 in Franklin, OH. He was born February 3, 1943 in Johnson County, the son of Willie and Haley Spencer. He was a resident of Franklin, OH. Surviving are his wife, Tabitha Spencer; one son, Lonnie Robert Spencer of Franklin, OH; one daughter, Traci Lynn Spencer of Franklin, OH; three brothers, Eddie Spencer of Paintsville, Billy Spencer of Thealka, and Bobby Spencer, and one sister, Faye Spencer. Don Fraley officiated at services with burial in Spencer Cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 3, 1985

   
SPRADLIN, Herbert
1922-1985
Herbert Spradlin, 62, died Tuesday, June 11 in Wabash, IN. Mr. Spradlin was born December 25, 1922 in KY, the son of Francis and Alice Waddle Spradlin. He was a employee of Wabash Alloys. Surviving are his wife, Donnabelle Hileman Spradlin, who he married July 8, 1968; three daughters, Deborah Spradlin and Donna Dalton of Wabash, IN, and Pennie Brechbiel of Indianapolis, IN, two brothers, Russell Spradlin of Wabash, IN, and Henry Spradlin of Van Lear; two sisters, Dixie Smith of Williamsport and Dorothy Sizemore of Boons Camp, and seven step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15 in Phillip Cove Freewill Baptist Church with Dan Cooper officiating. Burial was in Spradlin cemetery at Tomahawk with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985

   
SPRADLIN, Ruby (Prater)
1912-1985
Ruby Lee Spradlin, 73, died June 6 in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mrs. Spradlin was born March 12, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Sherman and Stella Prater. She was a resident of Whitehouse and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Ted Spradlin, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are two sons, Jack Price of Warsaw, IN and Carl Price of Harold and five daughters, Evelyn Booth of McVey, Louise Rowland of Litchfield, OH, Virgie Ward of Paintsville, Virginia Wiley of PawPaw, MI and Claudia Lyons of River. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8, in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Price officiating. Burial was in Tom Wilson Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 12, 1985

  
WARD, Arvil
1933-1985
Arvil Ward, 52, of Van Lear, died at home on Wednesday, June 19. Mr. Ward was born May 28, 1933 in Johnson County, and was an electrician. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty Sue Arms Ward; two daughters, Patty Ann Ward, Van Lear, and Peggy Ann Childer, Ashland, one brother, Junior Ward, Oil Springs, three sisters, Exer Doolin, Isonville, Marie Collins, Meally, and Thelma Burke, Crockett. Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 21 in Van Lear Independent Baptist Church with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear with Revs. Roger Hill and Kenny Collins officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 26, 1985

   
WILCOX, Sallie (Taylor)
1896-1985
Mrs. Sallie Wilcox, 89, died June 14 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Wilcox was born January 15, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Angie Smith Taylor. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Sam Wilcox, preceded her in death February 23, 1941. Surviving are three sons, Rev. Willard Wilcox, of Greenville, TN, Ray Wilcox of Hartville, OH, and Isom Wilcox of Akron, OH; three daughters, Innis Sublett of Naples, FL, Angie Cantrell of Covington, and Frances Perry of Dayton, KY; 28 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 16 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Young officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 19, 1985


 
JULY - 1985


   
  
BALDWIN, Geraldine (Blair)
1934-1985
Mrs. Geraldine Baldwin, 50, died July 11 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.  She was born July 27, 1934, in Johnson County and was a resident of Denver. She was an employee of Murphy Mart and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her parents, Burlin and Dorothy (Blai)r Blair of Denver; two sons, Melvin Douglas Blair of Denver and Donald Baldwin of Martin; two daughters, Miss Patricia Baldwin of Denver and Mrs. Linda O'Bryan of Lexington; two brothers, Robert Blair of Elyria, OH and Delmas Blair of Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Lowe and Mrs. Dottie Spradlin of Denver; and two granddaughters. Funeral services held July 14 in Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander with Elders Jams H. Blair, Rutherford Blair and Eugene May officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at Denver with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985

  
BLAIR, Daisy (O’Bryan)
1913-1985
Paintsville resident Mrs. Daisy O’Bryan Blair, 72, died Monday, July 21 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Blair was born March 1, 1913 at Asa Creek, the daughter of Rev. Millard and Antonia Watkins O’Bryan. She was a member of the Little Paint United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Blair, in 1964 and two children, Buddy and Dixie Fay Blair. Surviving are her step mother, Virgie O’Bryan of Huntington, WV; four sons, Rob Blair of Paintsville, Millard Franklin and William Hobart Blair of Columbus, OH, and Flem Wiley of Washington Court House, OH, four daughters, Margaret Marie Burchett of Paintsville, Anna Louise Williams of Columbus, OH, Audrey Way of Pataskala, OH, and Lori Speakmon of Gahanna, OH. Also, three half brothers, Ervin O’Bryan of Denver, Thurman O’Bryan of Dayton, OH, and Marcus O’Bryan of Grove City, OH; two sisters, Goldia Blair of Huntington, WV, and Dixie Osborne of Columbus, OH, and two half sisters, Hattie Blanton of Lucasville, OH and Myrle Preston of Huntington, WV. Funerals services were held July 24 in Porter Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, OH with burial in Pleasant Cemetery. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

  
BLAIR, Goldie (Gullett)
1907-1985
Mrs. Goldie Blair, 77, died July 15, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mrs. Blair was born Oct 25, 1907 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Jeff and Bell Poe Gullett. She was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Paris Blair, preceded in death in 1959. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy Blair of Oil Springs, and Forest Blair of Pinellas Park, FL; six daughters, Billie Arrowood of Medina, OH, Edna Rowland of Litchfield, OH, Mary Prater, Jo Wireman and Armatha McFaddin of Oil Springs and Imogene Conley of Staffordsville. Also, two brothers, Bob Gullett of Harrodsburg and Byron Gullett of Ironton, OH, two sisters, Verna Arnett and Audrey Francis of Salyersville; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12 in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church at Oil Springs with Rev. Charles Stapleton and M. T. Womack, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985

  
BOOTH, Mancha (Montgomery)
1903-1985
Hager Hill resident Mancha Montgomery Booth, 83, died July 16 at her home. Mrs. Booth was born September 10, 1903, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Perky Montgomery. Surviving are her husband, William Booth; four daughters, Virginia Fleri of Mt. Vernon, IL, Lazella Grass of Cincinnati, OH, Panzy Martain of Louisville, and Louise Blackburn of Pikeville; a brother and sister, Robert Montgomery and Pearl Goble, both of Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20 in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Doug Burchett officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

  
BOYD, Ruby (Delong)
1913-1985
Ruby Boyd, 72, died July 24 in Methodist Hospital in Louisville following an extended illness. Mrs. Boyd was born January 24, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ben Delong and Sarah Sammons Delong. She was a resident of Meally and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Cleveland Boyd, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are three daughters, Carol Davis of Strawberry Plains, TN, Charlotte Ward of Meally, and Janet Richardson of Ft. Worth, TX; two brothers, William and Mitchell Delong of Van Lear; and two sisters, Nancy Stewart of Wittensville and Audrey Dearfield of Cleveland, OH. Funeral services were held July 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
BRANHAM, Ross
1890-1985
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, for Cicero, IL resident Ross Branham, 95. Mr. Branham died July 12 in Cicero. He was born April 22, 1890 in Johnson County, the son of Jack and Sara Ellen Branham. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Susie Pack Branham, preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Stanley Branham of Boons Camp; four daughters, Verna Egret of Chicago, IL, Shirley Rice of Drift, Erma Tate of Jonesboro, GA and Zina Diana Mastny of Cicero, IL; 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Elders Mitchell Baldwin and Hobert Pack officiated at services in Hurricane United Baptist Church. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with burial in Branham Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985

   
BUTCHER, Raymond
1912-1985
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Raymond Butcher, 73. Mr. Butcher died July 19 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born February 26, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Starley Meek Butcher. A retired coal miner, he was a resident of Salyersville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virgie Rowland Butcher; a son, Edmond Butcher of Louisville; four brothers, Haskell Butcher of Versailles, Derxell Butcher of Salyersville, Kenneth Butcher of Columbus, OH and Frank Butcher of Meally; and two sisters, Mildred Preston and Daphne Daniels both of Columbus. Elder Claude Mollette officiated at services with burial following in the Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

   
CASTLE, Gertrude (Ramey)
1913-1985
Mrs. Gertrude Ramey Castle, 71, died Monday, July 22, at her Thealka home following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born November 1, 1913 in Johnson County, a daughter of Robert and Nancy Ward Ramey. She was a retired nurse for John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Marshall (Bot) Castle, who she married July 4, 1946, a son, Bobby Lee Smedley of River; three daughters, Eula Mae Morrow of Tutor Key, Brenda Kaye Castle of Thelma and Nancy Clifton of Van Lear and eight grandchildren. Also, two brothers, Joe Remey of Pedro, OH, and Orville Ramey of Wittensville; and three sisters, Lou Ellen Salyers of West Virginia, Rebecca Mullins of Clintwood, VA, and Christine Wilson of Baltimore, MD. Funeral services were held July 25 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley and Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Daniel Cemetery at Thealka with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
CAUDILL, Grant
1907-1985
Grant Caudill, 78, died July 24 in Cable, OH following an extended illness. Mr. Caudill was born July 13, 1907, in Johnson County, a son of Jessie and Mary Fairchilds Caudill. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Angeline Jayne Caudill; five daughters, Annalee Hildreth, Urbana, OH, Ruby Caudill and Joan Brugh of Cable, OH, Mary Thompson of Piqua, OH, and Beulah Logel of Listowell, Ontario; a step daughter, Mable Blanton of Paintsville; and a brother and sister, George Caudill of Cable, OH and Mae Oliver of Cardington, OH. Funeral services were held July 27 in Fish Trap United Baptist Church with Sturgill McCarty and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Jayne Family Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones- Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
CONLEY, Carma
1927-1985
Funeral services were held Friday, July 5, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Carma Lee Conley, 57. Miss Conley died July 2 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born December 7, 1927, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Alma Fairchild Conley. A resident of Staffordsville, Miss Conley was a deputy clerk for Johnson County and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her father; a brother and two sisters, Wallace Conley and Ruth Conley of Staffordsville and Helen McKenzie of Meally. Elder Lonza Reed and Revs. Jerry Castle and Harold Conley officiated at services with burial in Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1985

   
CONLEY, Nellie (Boyd)
1926-1985
Dayton, OH resident Nellie Conley, 59, died July 17 in Miami Valley Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Conley was born March 27, 1926 in Johnson County, the daughter of Hillard and Maxie Boyd Conley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Troy Conley, December 5, 1984. Surviving are three sons, Bobby Ray, Michael and James Earl Conley, all of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Diane Coots and Brenda King of Dayton; and a sister, Elizabeth Robinson of New Carlisle, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, 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, July 24, 1985

    
DANIELS, Ella (Ward)
1920-1985
Ella Noel Daniels, 65, died July 28 in Paul B. hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Daniels was born June 23, 1920 in Floyd County, the daughter of Edgar and Julia Walker Ward. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are her husband, A. B. Daniels; a daughter, Nell Ford of Lakeland, FL, and three brothers, Carmel Ward of Washington, Arnold Ward and John K. Ward, both of Lexington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Keaton and Elmer Thacker officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

    
DAVIS, Ernest
1985
Ernest J. Davis, 89, of Baltimore, MD died July 28. He was the son of the late Era and Fannie Stambaugh Davis of Sitka. He moved from Johnson County 40 years ago, and was residing at the home of his daughter. He was an employee of Bethleham Steel for 42 years and a member of Patapsco Masonic Lodge.  His wife, Ruby Combs Davis preceded him in death May 28, 1984. Surviving are his daughter and son in law, Donna and Frank Nuedlin and 3 sisters in law, Mrs. Murley VanHoose of Wittensville, Shirley Lyons of Ashland and Jewell Holden of McWharter, WV. Funeral services were held July 30 in Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, MD with Rev. Timothy A. Rush officiating.  Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

   
DAVIS, Mary (Boyd)
1923-1985
Mrs. Mary Elva Davis, 62, died July 24 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mrs. Davis was born May 1, 1923 in Paintsville, the daughter of Millard and Gracie Wheeler Boyd. She was a resident of Staffordsville. Her first husband, Willard Collins, preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving are her husband, Paul Davis, four sons, Kenneth Ray and James Willard Collins of Staffordsville, Donald Lee Collins of Warsaw, IN, and Steve Wayne Collins of Paintsville; and three daughters, Brenda Conley of Salyersville, Christine Caudill of Wittensville and Debbie Cooper of Wabash, IN; a sister and two brothers, Avanell Chandler of Thelma, Homer Boyd of Springfield, OH, and Donald Boyd of Thelma; and 12 grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Jimmy Price and Robert Baker officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
DILLS, Gypsie (Adams)
1896-1985
Mrs. Gypsie Dills, 89, died July 28 in Heritage Hospital in Taylor, MI following an extended illness. Mrs. Dills was born February 6, 1896 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Harden and Mary Jane Hall of Adams. She was a resident of Taylor, MI and a member of the United Baptist church. Her husband, Ernest Dills, Sr., preceded her in death December 19, 1979. Surviving are two sons, Thomas Dills of Milwaukee, WI, and Ray Dills of Mt. Vernon, OH; two daughters, Bessie May Roberts of Taylor, MI, and Mary Louise Sanders of Dearborn, MI. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 31, in Paintsville Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Charles Stapleton and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
DISHMAN, Dalton
1913-1985
Dalton Dishman, 71, died July 31 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Dishman was born October 120, 1913 in Tennessee, the son of Joe and Cora Hammock Dishman. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired ice maker and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Dishman; two sons, James Dishman of California, and William Dishman of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Wilma Meek of Boons Camp and Pauline Abrams of Harrison, OH; five brothers, Coey, J. P., Raymond, Ray, and Joe L. Dishman, all of Tennessee; a half sister, Elsie Pttiman of Albany, KY and five step children. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Daniels officiating. Burial was in Meek Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
DUNN, Jerry
1945-1985
Jerry Dunn, 40, died Saturday, July 6. Mr. Dunn was born march 3, 1945 in Magoffin County, the son of Lonnie and Mary Reed Dunn of Salyersville. He was a resident of Salyersville, an employee of Dunn and Kelly funeral Home, was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was serving his third consecutive term as Magoffin County coroner. He was a graduate of Magoffin County High School and the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. Surviving are his father, his wife, Lois Ann Scott Dunn, who he married May 31, 1969, a son, Jerry Edward Dunn of Salyersville, two daughters, Kimberly Ann Dunn of Pikeville and Marion Carol Dunn of Salyersville, three brothers, John George Dunn of Tuscarawas, OH, Luther Dean Dunn of Salyersville and Lonnie Dunn, Jr., of River; and a sister, Mrs. Donna Gail Truax of Louisville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. in Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Bloomington with Revs. Gerald Johnson, Dean Patrick and Larry Nickols officiating. Burial will be in Lonnie Dunn Family Cemetery at Stella with Dunn and Kelly Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1985

    
GOBLE, Everett
1922-1985
Everett Goble, 62, died July 5 at his Hager Hill home. Mr. Goble was born August 12, 1922, in Johnson County, the son of Ben and Manchie Robinson Goble. He was retired from the United States Army. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Clara Goble; a son, Bob Goble of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Jeanette Syphot of Gaithersburg, MD, and Betty Goble of Clarksville, TN; a brother, Buddy Goble of Hager Hill; and three sisters, Jean Adams and Alene Alred of Columbus, OH and Shirley Hale of Detroit, MI. funeral services were held Monday, July 8, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1985

  
GREEN, Ova
1985
Ova Green, 68, formerly of Paintsville, passed away at his residence in Walton, KY, on Tuesday, July 16. He was a retired route supervisor for Betsy Ross Bakery of Paintsville, former deacon for the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church and a 41 year member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Walton Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Hamilton Green; a daughter, Geraldine Miracle of Walton; two half sisters, Florence Wright of Georgetown and Samantha Belle Sands of Louisa; and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Amy Miracle of Walton. Funeral services were held Friday July 19, in Grubbs & Linneman Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

  
GRIFFITH, Morton
1892-1985
Morton Griffith, 92, died Monday, July 22, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Griffith was born December 22, 1892 in Magoffin County, the son of Nelson and Parthene Risner Griffith. A resident of Hager Hill, he was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Nancy Evelyn Griffith, preceded him in death in 1944. Surviving are two sons, Berlin Griffith of Winchester and Harlan Griffith of Pikeville; and six daughters, Shella Griffith, Alice Rice, Ruth Spradlin and Lillian Gullett, all of Hager Hill, Edna McKenzie of Staffordsville, and Ella M. Patrick of Cuba, IL. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. C. Hall and Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

  
HALL, Ollie (Shelton)
1906-1985
Funeral services were held July 25 in Walnut Grove Church for Mrs. Ollie Hall, 79. Mrs. Hall died July 23 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born in Naugatuck, WV, April 18, 1906, the daughter of Charles Monroe and Matelda Lee Meek Shelton. Mrs. Hall was a resident of Riverside Manor and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Cort Hall, preceded her in death in August 1, 1944. Surviving are two sons, Monroe Hall of Ulysses and Harvey Hall of Huntington, WV; six daughters, Billye Combs of East Point, Emma Hager of Van Lear, Marie Borders of Ulysses, Goldie Johnson of Louisa, Clara Hackney of Columbus, OH and Ruby Johnson of Dunn, NC; 29 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Jim Bevins officiated at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
HATFIELD, Richard
1972-1985
Richard Hatfield, 12, died July 27 in Mt. Sterling. He was born November 27, 1972 in Floyd County, the son of the late Ora Hatfield and Joyce Powers Hatfield. He attended Montgomery County Grade School. Surviving are his mother, four brothers, James Hatfield of Paris, Frank Hatfield of Jeffersonville, Eddie and Clinton Hatfield of Mt. Sterling; and five sisters, Linda Myers of Indiana, Rita George of Prestonsburg, Velma Jones of Florida, Donna Conn and Wanda Hatfield of Mt. Sterling. Funeral services were held July 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Joe Spencer officiating. Burial was in Greer Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
HOWARD, Nancye (Coleman)
1919-1985
Paintsville businesswoman Nancye Howard, 66, died July 16 at her Paintsville home. Mrs. Howard was born February 17, 1919 in Pikeville, the daughter of James and Lenah Phillips Coleman. She was owner of Paintsville Floral and a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, H. M. (Hobe) Howard; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Dawn) Kupper of Paducah; two half brothers, John Coleman of Pikeville and Jack Coleman of Tennessee; a sister Charlene S??son of Ashland; and a half sister, Febbie Honaker of Pikeville. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, in St. Michael Catholic Church in Paintsville with Father Patrick Bittle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Ronnie Kupper, Rick Kupper, James M. Preston, Bill Phelps, Johnny Coleman and Earl Lynn Nelson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

   
JONES, Emma (Robinson)
1903-1985
Emma Jones, 82, died Wednesday, July 17, in Brandon, Fl, where she resided. Born March 25, 1903 in Floyd County, she was the daughter of James William and Rebecca Music Robinson. Surviving are three daughters, Ruby Haynes and Helen Branhard of Brandon, and Elizabeth Morriss of Charlotte, NC; a brother, Ernest Robinson of East Point; two sisters, Alma Baldridge of Pittsburg, PA and Effie Watkins of East Point; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 21 in Little Paint Church of God with Roy Tincher officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

    
KEEL, Lucy (Delong)
1908-1985
Lucy Keel, 76, died July 18 in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Keel was born September 9, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of Marion and Viola Wells Delong. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Rufus Keel, preceded her in death May 11, 1969. Surviving are five sons, Manford Walton of Ashland, Franklin Keel of Auxier, Alvin, Randell and Stanley Keel of Van Lear; two daughters, Willodean Hamilton of Cleveland, OH, and Lorrain Newberry of Van Lear; three brothers, George Delong of Kopperston, WV, Ceatis Delong of Springfield, OH, and Allen Delong of Urbana, OH; and three sisters, Viola McGee of Springfield, Mary Leford of Flemingsburg and Margaret Lyons of Lancaster, CA. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

    
LEMASTER, Danny
1985
Danny Lemaster of Varney, WV, formerly of Johnson County, died recently as the result of an automobile accident at Millard, KY. Mr. Lemaster was chief of Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department from October thru December 1984. He was a former barber, associated with Ideal Barber Shop in Delbarton. He was the son of the late Bryce Lemaster and Fannie Daniels Lemaster of Varney. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Charlene and a daughter, Kathy; and three sisters, Mrs. W. C. (Janet) Totton, Mrs. Clifford (Betty) Williams, and Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Swan. Funeral services were held in United Baptist Church with Chaffins Funeral Home of Delbarton in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
MAHAN, Elizabeth (Hackworth)
1913-1985
After a lengthy illness, Elizabeth Mahan died at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, July 4, in her Carey, OH home.  A daughter of Roy and Ella Ramey Hackworth, she was born October 1, 1913, in Johnson County. Her mother is living in Carey, OH. On February 8, 1936, she married Frank Mahan, who survives.  Also surviving are five children, William of Carey, Jerry of Findlay, OH, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Crabtree of Grove City, OH, Mrs. Richard (Viola) Fink of Arcadia, OH and Mrs. Howard (Narce) Wagner of Peru, IN; a brother, James Hackworth of Vanlue, OH; three sisters, Beatrice Sizemore , Ival Ealey and Ilene Williams, all of Carey; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One daughter and three brothers are deceased.  A homemaker, Mrs. Mahan had worked at Millington Plastics Co. in Upper Sandusky and at the former DWG Cigar factory in Findlay. Services held July 9 in the Freewill Baptist Church, north of Carey. The Revs. Charles Dutton and Carlos Dyer officiated with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985

    
MCMAHON, Thomas
1919-1985
Thomas J. McMahon, 66, died July 20 in Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, OH. Mr. McMahon was born June 4, 1919 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of the late Raymond McMahon and Ruth McMahon of Findlay. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Mr. McMahon was employed for 38 years as a semi-truck driver, was a veteran of the U. S. Army and the U. S. Army Air Force, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member of Ralph Cole American Legion, Robert Kelley Post AM-Vets, was a third and fourth degree Knight of Columbus, the U. S. conservation Club of Findlay and Buckeye State Sheriffs Association. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Lexie M. Fairchild, formerly of Johnson County; three sons, Thomas R. McMahon of Celina, OH, James E. McMahon of Battle Creek, MI and Raymond J. McMahon, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Paynter of Fitchville, OH and Mrs. Harold N. Vansant of Findlay, OH; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Findlay with Franklin Kebres officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Findlay with full military rites conducted. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

      
MOLLETTE, Thomas
1927-1985
Thomas Mollette, 58, died July 19 at his Staffordsville home. Mr. Mollette was born August 1, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of John C and Mary Lou Dawson Mollette. He was a resident of Staffordsville. Surviving are four sons, James A., John W. and Roger L. Mollette, all of Rodchester, IN, and Thomas Mollette, Jr., of Wabash, IN; three daughters, Janice Griese and Lilly M. Burkes of Rodchester and Sharon Ratliff of Columbus, OH. Also, two brothers, Worthy Mollette of Boons Camp and George Mollette of Elizabethtown; and four sisters, Lizzie Delong and Minnie Perry of Paintsville, Julia Barker of Meally and Swannie Penix of Martha. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Claude Mollette officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

   
MUSIC, Rosa (Powers)
1891-1985
Meally resident Rosa Music, 94, died July 25 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. A resident of Meally, Mrs. Music was born April 5, 1891 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Minerva Goble Powers. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Buck Music, preceded her in death. Surviving are four sons, Clyde and Ted Music of Meally, Arlie Music of Dayton, OH, and Paul B. Music of Springboro, OH; four daughters, Marie Wells of Montgomery, WV, Alka George of St. Cloud, FL, Gertrude Wilkins of Bell Brook, OH, and Eloise Davis of Meally; a brother, Carl Powers of Meally and two sisters, Lula Wells and Cindy Short, both of Meally. Funeral services were held July 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

   
O'BRYAN, Emma (Osborne)
1927-1985
Thealka resident Mrs. Emma Lee O’Bryan, 57, died July 27 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. O’Bryan was born August 1, 1927 in Johnson County, the daughter of Willie Osborne and Mae Osborne Fitch Horne. She was a retired manager of G. C. Murphy Company, a member of the United Baptist Church and Eastern Star No. 320. Surviving are her husband, Clarence O’Bryan; two sons, Larry O’Bryan of London and Gary O’Bryan of Volga; three brothers, James W. Osborne of Fayetteville, NC, Willie E. “Bill” Osborne of Thealka; and Olen Fitch of Thealka; two sisters, Ora Fitch of Marion, OH and Betty Lou Webb of Hinton, WV; and six grandchildren. Elders Charles Price, Bruce Howard and LaFrance Rigsby officiated at services Tuesday, July 30 in Tom’s Creek United Baptist Church at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
PELPHREY, Burnis (Burns)
1908-1985
Wittensville resident Burnis Pelphrey, 77, died Wednesday, July 31, in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa. Mrs. Pelphrey was born May 30, 1908 in Oak Hill, OH. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Frank Pelphrey, preceded her in death March 20, 1979. Surviving are a son, Elmer Pelphrey of Wittensville, and a daughter, Juanita Martin of Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services were held Saturday, 3, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

  
PRESTON, A. L.
1901-1985
Mr. A. L. Preston, 83, died Saturday, July 6, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born December 8, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of William and Myrtle Spears Preston. He was a resident of River and a retired miner.  His wife, Matilda Daniel Preston, preceded him in death in 1972.  Surviving are two sons, Claude Preston of McVeigh and Robert Preston of Dayton, OH; 2 daughters, Opal Adams of Baltimore, MD, and Verona Mae Adams of Ashland; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  5 brothers, Homer Preston of Meally, Raymond Preston of Boons Camp, Paul Preston of Van Lear, William Preston, Jr of Dayton, OH,  and Victor Preston of Delaware, OH; 4 sisters, Margie Daniel and Barbara Franklin of River, Stella Craig and Irene Parsons of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Howard officiating.  Burial was in Luther Daniel Cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985

  
PRESTON, Victor
1985
Victor Preston, 79, of Delaware, OH, died Tuesday, July 9, following a brief illness. A retired coal miner, he moved to Delaware in 1963 where he was a member of the Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Lorenia Campbell of Midway, WV, Myrtle Elswick of Barrett, WV, and Geneva Snyder of Delaware; a son, Bill Preston of Delaware; 4 brothers, Raymond Preston of KY, Paul Preston of Van Lear, Homer Preston of Buffalo, KY, and William James Preston of Dayton, OH; 4 sisters, Marjorie Daniels and Barbara Franklin of River and Irene Parsons and Stella Craig of Catlettsburg; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife, Olga, in 1984, and a brother, Arthur, this past week. Services were held Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist church in Delaware.  Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park with Bennett Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985

  
SALYER, Julia (Bayes)
1905-1985
Flat Gap resident Mrs. Julia Salyer, 79, died July 2 in Humana Hospital in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born September 30, 1905 in Johnson County, the daughter of J. J. and Katherine Fairchild Bayes. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Oscar Salyer, April 21, 1076. Surviving are three sons, Walter Allen Salyer, Rev. Harold Morris Salyer and Denver Lee Salyer, all of Flat Gap; a daughter, Mrs. Dewey Conley of Derby, OH; and three grandsons. Funeral services were held Friday, July 5 in Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey and Rev. John Frank Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1985

  
SELVAGE, Ivan
1985
Ivan Selvage, 61, died July 19 in Columbus, OH. A former Denver resident, Mr. Selvage was the son of Add Selvage and the late Flossie Ratliff Selvage. He was a realtor in the Columbus area for 25 years, a member of the Assembly of God Church and a decorated World War II Marine Veteran. Surviving are his father; a son and daughter in law, Richard K. and Linda Selvage; and step grandson, Kyle Marcum, all of Laguna Niguela, CA; a sister and brother in law, Ilene and Paul Pack of Clay City; a brother and sister in law, Ray and Emmaline Selvage of Wabash, IN. Funeral services were held July 23 in Schoedinger East Chapel with Rev. E. D. Spelch officiating. A full military interment was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 31,1985

  
SKAGGS, Mamie (Conley)
1915-1985
Van Lear resident Mamie M. Conley Skaggs, 69, died July 3 at her home. She was born November 9, 1915, the daughter of Blackburn and Stella B. Conley. Her husband, Henry Skaggs preceded in death in 1984. Surviving are five brothers, Wayne Conley of Falcon, Wade Conley of Dayton, OH, Sherman and Floyd Conley of Carey, OH and Henry Conley of Sunbury, OH; and two sisters, Sina Tackett of Staffordsville and Betty More Hart of Columbus, OH. Funeral services were held July 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1985

  
SKAGGS, Van
1910-1985
Van Skaggs, 74, died Tuesday, July 30, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Skaggs was born December 17, 1910 in Lowmansville, the son of Willis and Margaret DeBoard Skaggs. He was a retired miner and a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Eurcle Davis Skaggs, who he married May 15, 1931, at Louisa; three sons, James D. Skaggs and Paul Edward Skaggs of Lowmansville, and David Ray Skaggs of Marysville, OH; Betty Jean Daniel of Huntsville, AL; two sistes, Sylvia Chandler and Arvela Ward of Lowmansville; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 2 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniel, Paul Daniel and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Skaggs Family Cemetery at Lowmansville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

  
SMITH, Margaret (Laney)
1901-1985
Mrs. Margaret Laney Smith of Thealka passed away July 1 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center after an extended illness. Born June 11, 1901, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Laney. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James and son, George. Surviving are three sons, Bill and John of Thealka, and Ben of East Point; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Tackett and Mrs. Alifair Castle of Thealka, and Mrs. Ruth Castle of Nippa; a half sister, May Laney, of Whitehouse, 26 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, also survive. Services for Mrs. Smith were held July 4 at 1 p.m. at the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 1985

  
STAMBAUGH, Warren
1923-1985
Warren G. Stambaugh, 61, died July 31 at his Long Beach, CA home. He was born October 10, 1923 in Johnson County, the son of Eugene and Sarah Caudill Stambaugh. He was employed as a plumber for Long Beach State University. His wife, Lois Stambaugh, preceded him in death in 1984. Surviving are four daughters, Linda Tierney, Lakewood, CA, Melissa Bayer, Toledo, OH, Randy Boldra, Eastin, KA, and Cindy McDermont, Long Beach, CA; two brothers and two sisters, Garison Stambaugh of Stambaugh, John Stambaugh of Prestonsburg, Louise Martin of Stambaugh and Eevely Hayes of Illinois. Funeral services were held August 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

  
VANHOOSE, Ethel (Ratliff)
1922-1985
Ethel VanHoose, 62, died Monday, July 15 in Our Lady of Belfonte Hospital in Russell. Mrs. VanHoose was born December 11, 1922 in Martin County, the daughter of Burns and Addie Kestner Ratliff. She was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are her husband, Ervin VanHoose, three sons, Dennis VanHoose of West Van Lear, Sammy VanHoose of Flatwoods and Stanley VanHoose of Van Lear; a brother, Hobart Ratliff of Louisa; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Louisa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

   
VICKERS, Howard
1930-1985
Howard “Jack” Vickers, 65, died Friday, July 19, in Citrus Hospital in Inverness, FL following an extended illness. Mr. Vickers was born March 25, 1930 in Pike County, the son of Charles and Neva Mayo Vickers. He was a resident of Floral City, FL, was a self-employed salesman, a member of Mayo Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Wells Vickers; two sons, Rev. Larry J. Vickers of Mt. Sterling and Garry Vickers of Prestonsburg; five daughters, Nieda Peeler of Ashland, Pat Kimbler of Panama City, FL, Debbie Lyons of Paintsville, Pam Long of Flat Gap and SP-4 Teressa Vickers of Schwebish Ginvend, Germany; a brother, Charles W. Vickers of Floral City; two sisters, Betty Cambon of Tampa, FL and Ann Seitz of Milford, OH; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, in Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Rev. Sam Glenn officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 24, 1985

    
WOOTON, Lettie (Huff)
1904-1985
Flat Gap resident Lettie Wooton, 80, died July 11 at her home. Born October 21, 1904 in Leslie County, she was the daughter of Wayne and Adella Gay Huff. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lawton Wooton, April 14, 1975. Surviving are six sons, Arbert Wooton of Chino, CA, Edward Wooton of Dayton, OH, Homer Wooton of LaFollette, TN, Alvia Wooton of Grand Rapids, MI, Robert Paul Wooton and Gray Wooton of flat Gap; and six daughters, Louette Sturgill and Celia Salyers of Flat Gap, Maxie Gunther of Las Vegas, NV, Mable Braunschweiger of Dayton, OH, Mary Trimble of Shepherdsville, KY, and Terry Jean Keyser of Santa Anna, CA. Also, a brother, Horace Huff of Hazard; three sisters, Mary Wooton of Corbin, KY, Sally Wooton of Sommerville, KY, and Fatima Landers of Ava, MI; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Glen Begley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 17, 1985


  
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BLAIR, Gail
1921-1985
Staffordsville resident Gail Blair, 64, died August 27 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was the son of Leonard and Bertha Blair and was born July 29, 1921 in Johnson County. He was a retired school teacher and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Carl Blair, of Barnetts Creek. Funeral services were held Friday, August 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Justin Hammond and Arthur Harmon officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

   
CANTRELL, Minnie (Fairchild)
1897-1985
Funeral services were held Tuesday 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Minnie Cantrell, 88. Mrs. Cantrell died August 4 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was born February 27, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Polly Ratliff Fairchild. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of the Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, Henry Cantrell, in 1962. Surviving are two sons, Henry Cantrell, Jr., and James E. Cantrell, of Bristol, VA; two daughters, Garnet Preston and Irene Fitch of Hager Hill; and a sister, Hulda Music of Hager Hill. Bill Ford officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
CONLEY, Easter (Thompson)
1908-1985
Easter Ivory Conley, 77, died August 5 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Conley was born April 3, 1908, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Bill and Gypsy Moore Thompson. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Morris M. Conley of West Van Lear and Paul Harrison Conley of Springfield, OH; two daughters, Ruby Jean Conley and Thelma Faye Daniels of Paintsville; a half sister, Mary L. VanHoose of Paintsville; 25 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death Rev. Joe W. Conley and Eualena O’Bryan. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 7 at 1 p.m. in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Bruce Daniel, Don Fraley and Roger Hill officiating. Burial will be in Conley Cemetery at East Point with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
CRAFT, T. Scott
1911-1985
T. Scott Craft, 74, of North Vernon, IN, died of cancer Monday at Jennings Community Hospital. He had relocated in North Vernon last year from Los Angeles, CA, to live with his sister, Mrs. Gilbert H. Polly. Mr. Craft was born in Floyd County, June 7, 1911. He attended Morehead State University and Morris Harvey College in West Virginia. He served in the U. S. Navy Sea Bees during World War II. He worked as a school teacher and lumber businessman in eastern Kentucky. Mr. Craft ran for U. S. Congress from the 7th district of Kentucky in 1956, narrowly losing to Representative Carl Perkins. He was a well known band leader in eastern Kentucky and later in Los Angeles, CA. He held a State of California Contractor’s license and retired from Sears Roebuck and Company. Mr. Craft was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Paintsville. Locally, he was quite active with the Smiling Seniors, where he organized a Senior Citizens band. Survivors include two sons, Scott Stuart and David Michael Craft of Paintsville; a daughter Anne Lynn Craft of Miami, FL; a sister, Martha Jane Polly of North Vernon, IN; and a grandson, Michael Scott Craft of Paintsville. The funeral was held Wednesday, August 14, at the Dove and Sharp Funeral Home in North Vernon, with burial in Vernon Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1985

   
CRUM, Everett
1926-1985
Boons Camp resident Everett Crum, 59, died Friday, August 23, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born March 12, 1926, in Johnson County, the son of William and Blanche Williams Crum. He was a retired miner and a member of the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. His wife, Verla Crum, preceded him in death, June 1, 1985. Surviving are a son, Everett Crum, Jr. of Williamsport; two step sons, Tom Mills of Cleveland, OH and Harold Mills of Meally; two daughters, Carol Mollett and Linda Smith of Wabash, IN; two step daughters, Betty Bridgeman of Boons Camp, and Doris Crum of Meally; a brother, James Crum of Meally; three sisters, Ethel Daniels of Boons Camp, Mintie Waller of Van Lear and Edna Taylor of Portsmouth, OH; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, August 25, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Claude Mollette, Earl Muncy and Vern Walters officiating. Burial was in Highland Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1985

   
DANIEL, Verlin
1902-1985
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 1, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Verlin Daniel, 83. Mr. Daniel died July 29 in his Paintsville home following an extended illness. Born March 11, 1902 in Johnson County, he was a son of Artho and Rebecca Brown Daniel, and was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mollie Turner Daniel; two daughters, Gaynell Melvin of Paintsville and Jean Castle of New Carlisle, OH; a brother, Everett Daniel of Paintsville; three sisters, Mrs. Thoral Blanton and Mrs. Lucinda Castle of Sitka, and Mrs. Artha Castle of Ashland; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Rev. Bruce Daniel officiated at services with burial following in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
FRAZIER, Dortha (Salyers)
1897-1985
Mrs. Dortha (Salyers) Frazier, 88, died August 6, in a nursing home in Sciotoville, OH. She was born in Johnson County, January 4, 1897, the daughter of the late Levi (Beger) and Lydia (McDowell) Salyers. She was a resident of Sciotoville, OH, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Garlen Frazier, and a son, Leon, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Levanda of California, Lionel and Raman, both of Sciotoville, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 9, in the Don Wolfe Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Elders Ted Hall and Paul Turner officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Burial Park at Sciotoville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1985

   
FRAZIER, Wayne
1907-1985
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug 21 for Wayne Frazier, 78. Mr. Frazier died Sunday, Aug 18 in Centerville, OH. He was born Jan 31, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Margarett Riggs Frazier. Mr. Frazier was a resident of Carlisle, OH, and a retired employee of Penn Walt Chemicals. His wife, Anna Belle Pennington Frazier, preceded him in death in 1968. Surviving are 8 sons, Burl Frazier, Wyandott, MI, Henry Frazier of Woodhaven, MI, Paul Frazier of Taylor, MI, Silas Frazier, of Rockwood, MI, Willis and Wayne Frazier, Jr. of Melvindale, MI, Paris of Corpus Cove, MI and David of Detroit, MI; and a daughter, Juanita Glenn of Franklin, OH. Also, four sisters, Carrie Stamper and Jessie Tackett of Staffordsville, Ethel Tackett of Paintsville and Virgie Coates of Louisa. James Jewel officiated at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1985

   
HUDGIN, Clarice (Tackett)
1916-1985
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Clarice Emily Hudgin, 69. Mrs. Hudgin died Aug 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born July 16, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Charley and Mallie Blevins Tackett. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Joseph Hudgin, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are four brothers, Charles Tackett of Lowmansville, Clarence Edward and Proctor Carl Tackett of Paintsville, and Silver Duane Tackett of Muncy, IN; and three sisters, Norma Hall of Staffordsville, Nella Fay Hall of CO and Haley Conley of Flat Gap. Lowell King, Kenneth Wright and John Frank Meade officiated at services, with burial in Conley Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August  14, 1985

   
KEATON, Anner (Ferguson)
1897-1985
Anner Keaton, 88, died Aug 25 in St. Clair Medical Center in Morehead. Born Feb 3, 1897 in Morgan Co., she was the daughter of Clay and May (Ferguson) Ferguson. She was a resident of West Liberty and a member of the Open Fork United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, Noah Keaton in 1952, two sons, Bert and Oua Keaton, and a daughter, Elda Johnson. Surviving are a son, Mitchell Keaton of West Liberty; four sisters, Cloma Kelly and Nannie Skaggs of Martha, Lizzie Ferguson of Mechanicsburg, OH, and Mandy Ver Skaggs of Flemingsburg; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 27 in Open Fork United Baptist Church with Elders Lowell Ferguson, J. T. Bailey and Goble Wallen officiating. Burial was in Keaton Cemetery at Moon, KY. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1985

   
KELLY, Watt
1907-1985
Watt Kelly, 78, died August 31 in his Red Bush home. Mr. Kelly was born January 16, 1907 at Keaton, the son of S. Q. and Ellan Johnson Kelly. He was a retired pipe fitter, a member of Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church and Flat Gap Masonic Lodge 616 F & AM and El Hasa Temple of Ashland, a chapter member of Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM and Eastern Star Lodge 320. Surviving are his wife, Laura Sonner Kelly, who he married August 21, 1933; two sons, Jack Kelly of Keaton and James Kelly of Waverly, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Janie Kovacs of Lexington; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 3, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Willard Bailey and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

   
KESTNER, Thomas
1936-1985
Thomas Lee Kestner, 49, died August 19 in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mr. Kestner was born May 16, 1936 in Johnson County, the son of Tommy and Anna Mae Rowland Kestner. He was a resident of Thealka and a member of Concord Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Hattie Whitt Kestner; five sons, Carlie, Charlie, Darrell T., Bruce Allen and Kenneth W. Kestner, and four daughters, Bonnie Jean Curtis, Glenda Sue Golden, Kimberly Sue Kestner, and Jenifer Lee Kestner, all of Thealka; two brothers, Burgess Kestner of Paintsville and Lloyd Kestner of Clarksville, TN; a step brother and a step sister, Carl Bailey and Billie Jean Johnson, both of Prestonsburg; and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 21, at 100 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1985

   
LANCE, Grover
1903-1985
Retired Ashland Tannery employee Grover Franklin Lance, 82, died Tuesday, August 20, at his North Fort Myers, FL home following an extended illness.  Mr. Lance was born March 14, 1903, in Rome, WV, the son of Woody and Minnie Legg Lance.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Marie Lance.  Surviving are a son, David Lance of North Fort Myers; and four grandchildren. Graveside services held Thursday, August 22, in Sparks Cemetery with Bruce Daniel officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1985

   
LEMASTER, Matthew
1927-1985
Matthew Lemaster, 58, died Thursday, Aug 8 in VA Hospital in Huntington, WV following a short illness. Mr. Lemaster was born Jan 23, 1927, in Johnson County, the son of William Mason and Ollie Thompson Lemaster. He was a resident of Ulysses, a retired miner and a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Skaggs Lemaster, who he married May 1, 1952 at Lowmansville, two sons, Lloyd Lemaster of Lowmansville and Larry Lemaster of Ulysses; a daughter Joyce McCarty of Oil Springs; four brothers, James Lemaster of Lowmansville, Bob Lemaster of Ashville, OH, Delano Lemaster of West Van Lear, and Richard Lemaster of Columbus, OH; three sisters, Mary Ellen Rowland and Edath Jean Daniel of Columbus, OH, and Carol Sue Booth of Circleville, OH; two half sisters, Anna Lee VanHoose of Stockdale, OH and Marie Ziegler of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 11 in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Charles Banks, John Frank Meade and Frank VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Young-Skaggs Cemetery at Lowmansville, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1985

  
LITTON, Flora (Aldridge)
1902-1985
Mrs. Flora Litton, 83, died Tuesday, August 13, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Catlettsburg following an extended illness. Mrs. Litton was born August 27, 1902 in Martin County, the daughter of James and Jane Aldridge. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, William Litton preceded her in death in 1971. Surviving are five sons, James Litton of Offutt, Clyde Litton of Tomahawk, William Lee Litton of Louisa, Henry Litton of Martin County, and Edgar Litton of Detroit, MI; a daughter, Lizzie May Fraye of Plain City, OH; 26 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 15 in the home of Clyde Litton of Tomahawk with Frank Mills officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Tomahawk with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1985

   
MAGGARD, J. C.
1985
Services were scheduled Wednesday, August 7 for J. C. Maggard, 87, formerly of Paintsville, who succumbed August 4 at Deland, FL after an extended illness. Originally from Magoffin County, Maggard established several businesses in Paintsville, and was the original owner and operator of Maggard’s Furniture and Hardware in Paintsville. He also was active in civic and community affairs, and was a director of Citizens National Bank. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Hall Maggard, and a son, Maurice Mitchell Maggard. Survivors include two sons, Mark R. Maggard of Paintsville and Bob Maggard of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Maxine M. VanHoose of Cincinnati and Faye M. Cooper of Lexington; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are his wife, Daisey Hale Maggard of Deland. Pallbearers included grandsons Jim Stan Maggard, Robin T. Cooper, Greg Cooper, Bob Mac Maggard, Eric VanHoose and Rick Sawyer,  Directors of Citizens Nation Bank were honorary pallbearers. Paintsville services were held in the chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Memorial Park. A memorial service was also to be held in Deland, at the Lankford Funeral Home on August 7. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
MCFADDIN, George
1913-1985
Paintsville resident George McFaddin, 72, died August 3 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. McFaddin was born January 16, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of Laud and Nora Collins McFaddin. He was a retired employee of South Central Bell, a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Kandie Mae Tackett McFaddin; four sons, George S. McFaddin, Staffordsville, Gary D. McFaddin, Hager Hill, Howard T. McFaddin, Thelma, and Phillip McFaddin, Paintsville; a daughter, Hazel McKenzie of Sitka; two brothers and two sisters, Clarence McFaddin, Gene McFaddin, Katherine Mason and Mollie Gullett, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held August 6 in Southside Freewill Baptist Church with Eddie Young, Larry Blair and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery at Southside with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
PRESTON, Naomi (Wells)
1906-1985
Nippa resident Naomi Wells Preston, 78, died August 21 at her home. Mrs. Preston was born December 29, 1906 in Floyd County, the daughter of Eligah Brown and Effie Burchett Wells. She was a retired employee of the Johnson County Board of Education and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Herb Preston; 2 daughters, Cheryl Ramey of Nippa and Elizabeth Stambaugh of Scottsdale, AZ; a sister, June Adams of Prestonsburg; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 24, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating.  Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 28, 1985

  
RICE, Arthur
1912-1985
Funeral services were held Monday, August 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Arthur Alton Rice, 72. Mr. Rice died August 2 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. He was born August 6, 1912, in Johnson County, the son of Norton and Ella Murray Rice, and was a resident of Wittensville. His wife, Elaine Setser Rice, preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, William A. Rice of Sitka, Maurice A. Rice and John R. Rice of Wittensville; a brother, Ora Martin Rice of Urbana, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. M. T. Womack, Jr. officiated at services with burial in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

   
ROBINSON, Okie (Ward)
1910-1985
Mrs. Okie Dee Robinson, 75, died Aug 25 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Robinson was born July 14, 1910 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Sallie Booth Ward. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Jay Robinson; a son, John Robinson of Paintsville; two brothers, john Ward, Jr. of Gloucester, VA and Jim Ward of Paintsville, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 27, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tobe Wheeler, Jr. and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Highland memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  August 28, 1985

   
SALYERS, Alvin
1985
Alvin Salyers, 65, of Dayton, OH, died Sunday, August 4, in Hospice Inc., St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Dayton. He had been a resident of Dayton for the past 20 years, and was originally from Van Lear. Preceding him in death were his parents, Lon and Vida Salyers; four brothers, Elbert, Bert, Ellis and Lonzo, Jr., and a niece Patricia Ann Webb. Surviving are his wife, Neva; two daughters, Rose Jeffries and Paula Doolin; four sons, Jerry, Mike, John and Billy, all of Dayton, OH; his step mother, Mary Ann Mitchell of Belleville, MI; one brother, Hershell Salyers, of Dayton; a sister, Alice Marie Webb of Belleville; a step brother, Soloman Stambaugh of Belleville; and 11 grandchildren. Mr. Salyers was a retired employee of the Dayton building trade, local 1410 AFLCIO and was previously employed at the Van Lear coal mines. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 885, Van Lear. Services were held August 7 at Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton with Hobart Ashby officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1985

  
SPEARS, Della (Rivers)
1893-1985
Windham, OH resident Della Rivers Spears, 91, died Aug 9 in Turnbell Memorial Hospital in Warren, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Spears was born Oct 27, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Oma Gibbs Rivers. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jerry Spears, May 22, 1985. Surviving are two sons, Richard Spears of Windham and Earl Spears of Ironton, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 12, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville with Herb Arms, Scott Castle, Donald Ray Caudill and Powell Collins officiating. Burial was in Highland memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1985

   
TACKETT, Oka
1917-1985
Staffordsville resident Oka E. Tackett, 68, died August 28 at his home. Mr. Tackett was born February 26, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Hiram and Doshia Tackett. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Jessie Frazier Tackett; 6 sons, Murl Tackett of Louisville, James and Roger Tackett of Staffordsville, Gerald Tackett of Fuget, Donald Tackett of Portsmouth, OH, and Danny Tackett of Wittensville; 6 daughters, Virginia Lemaster of New Lexington, OH, Peggy VanHoose of Staffordsville, Judy Young of Beattyville; Frances Scott of Sidney, KY, Patricia Blair of Springfield, OH, and Charlotte Coleman of Pikeville; a brother, Robert Tackett of Lebanon, OH and 2 sisters, Lucille Riley of Minneapolis, MN and Ruby Dills of Mt. Sterling.  Funeral services were held August 31 in Fish Trap United Baptist Church at Staffordsville with James Denny Spradlin and Buell McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

  
TRIMBLE, Mollie (Blair)
1901-1985
Mollie Trimble, 84, died Friday, August 30 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home at Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Trimble was born March 25, 1901, the daughter of George and Katherine Blair. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the United Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband, Tommy Trimble and a son, Leo Trimble. Surviving are a daughter in law, Louise Trimble; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with John Pelphrey and Lefrance Rigsby officiating. Burial was in Conley cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

   
WARD, Clara (Bowen)
1904-1985
Paintsville resident, Clara Ward, 80, died August 10 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Ward was born December 20, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Byrd and Nelvia Pack Bowens. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Walter Ward, preceded her in death in 1975.  Surviving are two sons, Elmer Ward of Butler, OH and Logan Ward of Muncy, IN; five daughters, Lorraine Castle of Paintsville, Carmalee Spears of Butler, OH, Katie Browning of WV, Anna Lee Colegrove of FL and Helen Jean Cornell of PA. Funeral services held Monday, August 12 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1985

   
WARD, Henry
1925-1985
Mr. Henry H. Ward, 60, died Thursday, Aug 22 in Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Ward was born Aug 21, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of Lorenz and Delia Preece Ward. He was a resident of Boons Camp and a retired employee of Frigidare. Surviving are his wife, Easter Lewis Ward, who he married July 26, 1946 in Paintsville; a daughter, Sheila Blanton of Staffordsville; three brothers, Lorenz Ward, Jr., of West Van Lear, Frank Ward of Fairborn, OH and Paul Ward of Boons Camp; a sister Frances Conley of Dayton, OH; and one grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 25 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Claude Mollett he and Tom Preece officiating. Burial was in Ward Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  August 28, 1985

  
WELCH, Francis
1912-1985
Francis (Jack) Welch, 72, of Murray, died at 9 a.m. at West View Nursing Home. Born September 15, 1912, in Clarksburg, WV, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Welch. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl Young Welch; one daughter, Mrs. Sue McCoart, Story Avenue, Murray; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. J. H. Churchill Funeral Home was in charge of funeral and burial arrangements. Burial was in Murray City Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1985

  
WHITAKER, Thurman
1921-1985
Hager Hill resident Thurman Whitaker, 64, died Tuesday, August 27 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Whitaker was born January 6, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Ballard and Ida Whitaker.He was a retired miner. Surviving are his father; his wife, Norma Perkins Francis Whitaker; a son, Larry Joe Whitaker of East Point; a daughter, Linda Melvin of Columbus, OH; 2 step daughters, Sophia Slone of West Van Lear and Mrs. Clarence Baldwin of St. Louis, MO; 3 brothers, Johnny and Charley Whitaker of Columbus, Ballard Whitaker of Auxier; 5 grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 2 step great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 29 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, J. L.
1895-1985
J. L. "Lloyd" Williams died in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born February 2, 1895, in Magoffin County, the son of George and Elizabeth Jenkins Williams.  He was a resident of Staffordsville, a blacksmith and a member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife, Mary Howard Williams died in 1975. Surviving are 2 sons, Froy Williams of Columbus, OH and Talbert Williams of Staffordsville; 4 daughters, Delma Salyer and Maxie Burchett of DeGraff, OH, Myrtle Blair of Volga, and Leigh Wilburn of Gallipolis, OH; 2 brothers, Robert Williams of Meally and Russell Williams of Fairborn, OH; 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13 in George’s Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Irvin Preston and Ivan Butcher officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 14, 1985

   
WOOTON, Freeda (Pelphrey)
1930-1985
Freeda Wooton, 54, died Aug 30, in Humana Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Wooton was born Sep 3, 1930 (Vital statistics has June 10, 1931) in Johnson County, the daughter of Brooks and Swonnie Pelphrey. She was a resident of Springboro, OH. Surviving are her husband, Edward Wooton; her father and step mother, Brooks and Mae Pelphrey of Manila; a daughter, Wanda Harville of Springboro, OH; four brothers, Robert Pelphrey of Manila, Jack Pelphrey of Nippa, John G. Pelphrey of Stambaugh and Kenny Pelphrey of Oil Springs; two sisters, June Stapleton of Staffordsville and Edna Grace Caudill of Tutor Key; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sep 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Glen Begley and Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985


 
SEPTEMBER - 1985


   
  
BLAIR, Ray
1905-1985
Ray Blair, 80, died September 4 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of John and Lydia Blair. He was a retired electrician and plumber. His wife, Ella Blair, preceded him in death in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Christine Kimbler of Sitka; three sisters, Ruth Conley, Ruby Blair and Ruie Kestner all of Hager Hill; and two grandchildren. Funeral service held September 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Lyons officiating. Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

    
BRACKETT, Danny
1919-1985
Hager Hill resident Danny Brackett, 66, died September 1. He was born July 19, 1919, in Magoffin County, and was the foster son of Becky Bayes. His wife, Prudie Ward Brackett preceded him in death in 1983. Surviving are five sons, William and Randall Brackett of Auxier, Paul and James Brackett of Paintsville and Danny Brackett of Wabash, IN; a daughter, Betty Tacker of Oak Paoli, IN; and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 4 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

 
BRAFFORD, Oscar
1912-1985
Retired miner Oscar Brafford, 73, died Wednesday, September 4 in Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Pikeville following an extended illness. Mr. Brafford was born May 26, 1912 in Pike County, the son of Lee and Mary Mullins Brafford. He was a resident of East Point and a member of Katyfriend Freewill Baptist Church. Surviivng are his wife, Griselda Meade Brafford, who he married August 22, 1931 in Weeksbury; two sons, James Brafford of Hurst, TX and Charles Brafford of East Point; a brother, Paul Brafford of Virgie; four sisters, Daisy Damron of Robinson Creek, Easter Hamilton of Pikeville, Hazel Tackett of Conyers, GA and Juanita Damron of Virgie; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 8 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Elkins and Woodrow Mullins officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

  
BROWN, Cecelia (Shepherd)
1900-1985
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10 in Little Martha Church for Cecelia Brown, 85. Mrs. Brown died September 8 in Cynthiana, KY. She was born April 15, 1900, in Floyd County, the daughter of Rev. William and Pauline Shepherd, and was a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are her husband, Frank Brown; three sons, James Brown of Cynthiana, Paul Brown of Hager Hill and Lawrence Brown of Paintsville; a daughter, Charity Utterback of Nashville, TN; a sister, Pauline Stephens of Phoenix; AZ; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Monroe Vanderpool and Banner Manns officiated at services, with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

  
CARPENTER, Leander
1930-1985
Leander (Pedo) Carpenter, 55, died September 14 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Carpenter was born May 20, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of Dudley and Annie Carpenter. He was a resident of  Swamp Branch. Surviving are three sisters, Oka Conley of Swamp Branch, Opal Jean Marshall of Marion, OH and Virginia Marshall of Salyersville. Funeral services were held September 16 in Ballot Pentecostal Church at Swamp Branch, with Melvin Blanton and Hack Patrick officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery at Swamp Branch, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 18, 1985

  
COLVIN, Virginia
1921-1985
Virginia Ruth Colvin, 64, died Sept 15 in Malcom Grove Medical Center at Andrew Air Force Base, MD. Mrs. Colvin was born March 7, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Verna Akers Colvin. She was a resident of Washington, D.C. and a retired bookkeeper. Surviving are a son, John Douglas Colvin, United States Air Force; a daughter Dorothy Holbert of Washington, D.C. and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elza Banks, Ivan Butcher and Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in Arrowood Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 25, 1985

  
FITZPATRICK, Josephine (May)
1914-1985
Funeral services were held September 28 in Fairview Freewill Baptist Church for Josephine May Fitzpatrick, 71. Mrs. Fitzpatrick died September 15 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born June 3, 1914 in Floyd County, the daughter of Frank May and Peggy Risner May. She was a resident of Leander and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are her husband, Normal Fitzpatrick; 2 daughters, Mrs. Donald Ray Caudill of Leander and Mrs. Clifford Trimble of Ashland; a brother Elmer May of Leander; 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Carpenter of Leander and Mrs. Pete Bayes of OH; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Revs. Melvin Blanton and Donald Ray Caudill and Elder Clifford Trimble officiated at services.  Burial was in Fitzpatrick Cemetery at Leander with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1985

   
HAMILTON, Evelyn (Patrick)
1919-1985
Meally resident, Evelyn Hamilton, 66, died September 28 at her home. She was born August 15, 1919, in Johnson County, the daughter of Noah and Nancy Music Patrick. Her husband, William Hamilton, preceded her in death in 1983. Surviving are two sons, Larry Hamilton of Stambaugh and George Hamilton of Meally; two stepsons, Paul Hamilton of Meally and Edgar Hamilton of Baltimore, MD; a daughter of Diana Cantrell of Meally, four step daughters, Nina Torback and Ada Wagner of Baltimore, MD, Joyce Simoco of Philadelphia and Wanda Shoemaker of Martinsville, KY; a brother, Willis Patrick of Paintsville; a sister, Rosa Preston of Meally; 19 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott and Orville Short officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1985

   
HOLDEN, Jewell (Combs)
1919-1985
Jewell Combs Holden, 65, of McWhorter, died at 8:47 a.m. September 7, in the United Hospital Center. She was born October 4, 1919, in Wittensville, a daughter of the late Robert and Melinda Preston Combs. She was united in marriage on June 7, 1947, to Francis Merion Holden, Jr., in Baltimore, MD, who preceded her in death on October 11, 1978. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ollie (Murley) VanHoose of Wittensville and Mrs. Emory (Shirley) Lyons of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death are two brothers, Arnold and Arby Combs; two sisters, Ruby Davis and Verla Brown. Mrs. Holden was a member of the McWhorter United Methodist Church, McWhorter Homemakers, past worthy matron of Good Hope Chapter 109 of Eastern Star, and Amorite of Baltimore. She attend the McWhorter United Methodist Church. Services were held September 9 in Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew with Rev. Woodrow McCloud officiating. Burial was in the McWhorter Cemetery. The Good Hope Chapter 109 of the Eastern Star held a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 18, 1985

  
JACKSON, Paris
1896-1985
Paris Jackson, Sr., 89, of R. R. No. 2, Hillsboro, KY, died Wednesday, September 18. He was born on July 30, 1896, in Magoffin County, and was the son of the late Allen and Mary Roark Jackson. His wife, Flora Mae Meade Jackson, preceded him in death in 1964. Mr. Jackson was a minister of the Pentecostal Church of God, a retired farmer, former owner of a sawmill, grocery store and a former coal miner. One daughter, Hazel Jackson, preceded her father in death in 1940. Surviving are seven sons, Lydon Jackson of Hillsboro, Paris Jackson, Jr., of Plummers Landing, Paul, Edwin, Marvin, and James, all of Morehead, and John Jackson of Tallahassee, FL; five daughters, Irene Elam of Hamilton, OH, Ruth Byrd of Dayton, OH, Loretta Cassity of Maderia Beech, FL, Joan Pitney of St. Petersburg, FL, and Alice of New Albany, GA; a brother and sister, Earnest Jackson and Jeanette Blanton of Paintsville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 21, at the Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel in Morehead with Revs. Paul Jackson, H. G. Pratt and Mark S. Wilhoite officiating. Burial was in the Jackson Family cemetery in Fleming County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 25, 1985

  
LEWIS, Donald
1958-1985
Donald Ry Lewis, 26, died September 14 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lewis was born September 27, 1958 in Columbus, OH, the son of Donald Lewis and Naomia Teal Lewis. He was a resident of Boons Camp. Surviving are his father, a sister, Nancy Clevenger of Boons Camp; and a half sister, Debby Polis. Funeral services were held September 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 18, 1985

  
MILAM, Charles Sr.
1902-1985
Charles Milam, Sr., 83, died September 28 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. He was born January 4, 1902 in Peach Tree, WV, the son of Thomas and Parthene Stewart Milam, and was a resident of Ashland. Surviving are a son, Dr. Charles Milam, Jr., of Ashland, three brothers, Earl and Arthur Milam of Arnett, WV, and Alfred Milam of California; a sister, Addie Webb of Arnett, WV; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1 in Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Beckley, WV. Burial was in Blue Ridge Cemetery, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1985

   
MURRY, George
1901-1985
Funeral services were held September 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for George Murry, 84. Mr. Murry died September 7 in Middletown, OH. He was born March 16, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Clint and Sarah Ellen George Murry. He was a retired coal miner and farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church.  His wife, Mamie Murry, preceded him in death June 16, 1976. Surviving are a son, Bill Murry of Middletown, OH; a brother, Verlin Murry of Middletown; 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.  Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial was in family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

  
PRICE, Donald Sr.
1934-1985
Williamsport resident Donald Price, Sr., 50, died September 7 in Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Price was born March 30, 1934 in Johnson County, the son of Edward B. and Anthie Cavins Price. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Price; five sons, Frank and Donald Price of Van Lear, Phillip Price of Paintsville and Allen and Shannon Price of Williamsport; tow daughters, Patricia and Penny Price of Williamsport; a brother, Clarence Price of IN; three sisters, Mary Castle of Tutor Key, Faye Montgomery of Sitka and Della Arms of West Alexandria, OH; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 11 in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Tackett and Lindsey Meade officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

   
ROWLAND, Bessie (Lester)
1914-1985
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 18 at 2 p.m. for Bessie Rowland, 75. Mrs. Rowland died September 13 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Dayton, OH. She was born April 2, 1914 in West Virginia, the daughter of O. P. and Ellie Christian Lester. Her husband, Everett Rowland, preceded her in death. Surviving are three brothers, Ottie Lester of Ashland, Clyde Lester of Greenup and Hurshul Lester of Martin; and two sisters, Maxine Leslie of El Paso, TX and Margaret Fitch of Cheshire, OH. Services will be in Hammond Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Rowland Cemetery at Whitehouse. Jones-Preston Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 18, 1985

  
SPENCER, Erma (Jones)
1926-1985
Mrs. Erma Lee Spencer, 59, died September 6, in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Mrs. Spencer was born September 4, 1926 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Dora Preston Jones. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sherwood Spencer, who she married July 5, 1947; three sons, Larry Keith, George Randall and Steven Ray Spencer, all of Thelma; two daughters, Shera Jean Williams of Springfield, OH and Sandra Kay Cantrell of Thelma; a brother and sister, Virgil Jones of Albion, MI and Mrs. Lockie Mae Pack of River; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services held Monday, September 9, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. James Kelly Caudill and Harry Neal Frisby officiating. Burial was in Howard Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

   
SPRADLIN, Henry Sr.
1925-1985
Henry Spradlin, Sr., 59, died September 23 in V. A. Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Spradlin was born December 26, 1925 in Martin, the son of Francis and Alice Waddle Spradlin. He was a resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Webb Spradlin; three sons, Henry Spradlin, Jr., of Staffordsville, Paul Webb and Danny Webb of Ypsilanti, MI; five daughters, Deloris Mosley of Staffordsville, Mary Cooper of Marion, OH, Rosetta Fannin, Marcie Webb and Carletta Campbell of Van Lear; a brother, Russell Spradlin of Wabash, IN, and two sisters, Dixie Smith of Williamsport and Dorothy Sizemore of Boons Camp. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 26 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with David Blackburn officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1985

   
STAMBAUGH, Jemima (Burchett)
1898-1985
On the ninth day of September, in Paintsville, Jemima Stambaugh departed this life at the age of 87. She was born in Johnson County April 21, 1898 to the late Noah and Elizabeth Stambaugh Burchett. Her husband, Fred Stambaugh, died in 1974. Preceding her in death was one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Castle in Jan. 1973 and one step grandson, Reford Ray Stambaugh in Feb. 1950. Surviving are 2 sons, R.C. and Lucian; one step son Rex; 3 daughters, Teen Castle, Tilda Chandler and Jessie VanHoose; one brother, Jess Burchett; one sister Annie Stambaugh; 13 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; 7 step great-great grandchildren. On February 7, 1926, Mima was converted and joined the Locust Grove United Baptist Church. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 25, 1985

  
STEPP, Estill Stepp
1920-1985
Estill Stepp, 65, died Monday, September 2 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Stepp was born March 13, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of Robert and Jane Ramey Stepp. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Owens Glass Company and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus. Surviving are his wife, Roma Whitaker Stepp, who he married Nov. 24, 1946 at Hammond, KY; a stepson, Ralph Whitaker of River; a stepdaughter, Imogene Harvey of River; 2 brothers, Hobart Stepp and Ballard Stepp both of Paintsville; 15 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 4 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Sammons officiating. Burial was in Wallen Cemetery at River. Pallbearers were Mike, Steve, Scott, Jerry and Jeary Harvey and George Larger. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985

  
TRIMBLE, Mildred (Caudill)
1985
Mildred C. Trimble, 78, died Sunday, September 8, in Delaware, OH, following a brief illness. She was born in 1944(?) in Johnson County and was a resident of Kilbourne, OH. Preceding her in death were her husband, Thurman in 1984 and a son, George during World War II. Surviving are five sons, Ronald, Carroll, Alvin, Howard, and Eugene Trimble, all of OH; a sister, Ruby Johnson of Kilbourne; two brothers, Harold and Weldon Caudill of Delaware, OH; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 11 in Bennett-Brown Funeral Home in Delaware, OH. Burial will be in Green Mound Cemetery in Delaware. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  September 11, 1985

    
WHEATLEY, Lorna (Fairchild)
1892-1985
Funeral services were held Monday, September 2 for Lorna Wheatley, 92. Mrs. Wheatley died Friday, August 30 in Waukegan, IL. She was born December 5, 1892 in Martin County, the daughter of Dr. John R. and Susan Allen Fairchilds. She was a retired merchant and a member of the Methodist Church. She lived with her daughter. Her husband Grant Wheatley preceded her in death June 14, 1964. Her son John Grant Wheatley also preceded her in death.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Frank of Gurnee, Ill and one granddaughter, Lorna Jean Mgaieth and 2 great grandchildren, Sara and Allen Mgaieth. She was a charter member of the Paintsville Eastern Star and was a member of the First Methodist Church for many years. Rev. James Powell officiated at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 4, 1985

  
WHITAKER, Russell
1930-1985
Russell Whitaker, 54, died September 28 in V. A. Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Whitaker was born December 29, 1930 in Floyd County, the son of Buddy Whitaker and the late Hazel Whitaker. He was a resident of Swamp Branch. Surviving are his father; his wife, Joetta Williams Whitaker; two sons, Russell Glen Whitaker of Jackson, MI and Roger Whitaker of Lansing, MI; a daughter, Kelli Joe Whitaker of Swamp Branch; a brother, Bruford Whitaker of Jackson, MI; a sister, Ruby Jean Poe of David and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Williams Family Cemetery at Swamp branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 2, 1985

   
WILLIAMS, Alta
1890-1985
Alta Williams, 95, died Sep 4 at her Elna home. Mrs. Williams was born may 14, 1890 in Johnson County, the daughter of Haden and Estella (Williams) Williams. She was a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are two sisters, Peggy Kirk and Flora Dorton of Paintsville; and 13 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, September 6, in Cold Springs United Baptist Church with J. T. Bailey, Eual McKenzie and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in Williams Family cemetery at Elna, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 11, 1985


 
OCTOBER - 1985


    
  
ADAMS, Thurman
1914-1985
Thurman "Jack" Adams, 72, died October 21 in Humana Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Adams was born July 14, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Ashland and Rose Hampton Adams. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Ollie Castle Adams; four sons, Charles Adams of Nippa, Robert Adams of River, Douglas Adams of Sardis, and Darrell Adams of Cincinnati, OH; three daughters, Helen Williams and Maggie Harper of Cincinnati, and Oleshia Cardwell of Nippa; a brother, Herman Adams of Michigan; five sisters, Edna Castle of Nippa, Emma Stapleton of Volga, Alice Lyons and Gladys Castle of Thealka, and Tommie Bowens of Paintsville; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 24 at 11 a m in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist church with Dick VanHoose and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Adams Family Cemetery at Nippa under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville, Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

   
BLANTON, Mart
1907-1985
Funeral services were held October 30 for Mart Blanton, 77. Mr. Blanton died October 27 in Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL following an extended illness. He was born December 21, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Everett and Sarah (Blanton) Blanton. He was a retired driller. Surviving are his wife, Pearl, Blanton; three sons, Everett Patrick “Pat” Blanton and Ernest Blanton of Battle Creek, MI, and Carl Blanton of Springfield, OH; two daughters, Kaye Boysel and Vonda Swan of Springfield; two half brothers, John Branham of Givens, OH and Mitchell Branham of Urbana, OH; two half sisters, Faye Daniel of Oil Springs and Mae Frazier of Lucasville, OH; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Rev. Melvin Blanton officiated at services in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1985

  
BLEVINS, Charley
1915-1985
Charley Blevins, 70, died October 30, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blevins was born October 17, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of Levi and Dovie Ward Blevins. He was a resident of West Van Lear, KY.  Surviving are his wife, Edna Boyd Blevins; a son Charles Lee Blevins of Dayton, OH; a daughter, Edna Carol Blevins of West Van Lear; and a sister, Shirley Branham of New London, OH. Services held in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Funeral services were held November 2 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1985

   
BOWEN, Gracie
1904-1985
Gracie Bowen, 80, died Oct 24 at her Offutt home. Mrs. Bowen was born Oct 25, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Massie Foley Bowen. Surviving are a son, John Leslie Butcher of Williamsport; a daughter, Alka Wells of Boons Camp; two brothers, Jesse Bowen of Matewan, WV and John Bowen of Ashland; a sister, Essie Ward of Lancaster, OH and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Price officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Oct 30, 1985

  
CASTLE, Ernest
1929-1985
Ernest W. Castle died Oct 21 at Newark, OH Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was born March 19, 1929 in Paintsville, the son of Basier and Mabel Murphy Castle. He was employed at Newark Air Force Base for 29 years, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Bula Ramey Castle; a son, Ernest W. Castle, and a daughter, Connie Bowlin, all of Newark; his mother, Mabel Castle of Shelby, OH; two sisters, Judy Adkins of Shiloh, OH and Mary Brown of Newark and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, 3 brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Oct 23 in Henderson, Van Atta, and Johnston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph T. Winn officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Newark. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1985

  
CONLEY, Edgel
1926-1985
Edgel Conley, 59, died October 6 at his Flat Gap home. Mr. Conley was born January 22, 1926 in Johnson County, the son of Eddie and Suzanner Ferguson Conley. Surviving are his wife, Opal Conley, a son, Freddie Conley of Flat Gap; two brothers, Bill Conley of Flat Gap and James Conley of Ashland; two sisters, Monnie Sparks of Blaine and Mary Ellen Stapleton of Volga; one grandchild. Funeral services were held October 8, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with John Meade, Lindsey Meade and Wayne Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

  
CONLEY, Fannie (Spradlin)
1899-1985
Fannie Conley, 86, died Thursday, October 3, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center.  Mrs. Conley was born October 3, 1899, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Rose Stafford Spradlin.  She was a resident of Van Lear, a retired teacher for the Johnson County School System and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Arzie Conley, preceded her in death, January 3, 1984.  Surviving are two sons, Quentin Conley of Van Lear and Bill Conley of Jeffersonville, IN; a sister, Vivian Wiley of Paintsville; three grandchildren, Nancy Louise Macon, Sean Kyle Conley and Mary Beth Conley; and three great grandchildren, Stephen Ward Macon, Jack Macon, Jr., and Devania Macon.  Funeral services were held October 6 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Sammons officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Van Lear. Pallbearers were Mike Brugh, Tim Harris, Binky Fretzer, Doug Kretzer, Carl Lewis and B. J. War. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

   
CONLEY, Lucy (Caudill)
1911-1985
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 23, for Lucy Conley, 74. Mrs. Conley died October 20 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born July 122, 1911 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Bruce and Maude Prater Caudill. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Eldon Conley, preceded her in death June 7, 1981. Surviving are two sons, Bruce Conley of Somerset, and John Conley of East Point; two daughters, Lou Rice Borders of Westland, MI and Janet Fitch of Thelma; a half brother, Orbin F. Roman of Paintsville; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Lowell Webb and Gene Roberts will officiate at services in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Horn Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Jones- Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

   
DANIELS, John
1903-1985
John Daniels, 82, died October 16 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Daniesl was born September 8, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Josh and Matilda Preston Daniels. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired miner and a member of Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clista Music Daniels, who he married in 1921; 2 sons, Herman Daniels of Boons Camp and Arnold Daniels of Dayton, OH; 3 brothers, Shilo Daniels of W VA, Orville Daniels of West Van Lear and Norman Daniels of Boons Camp; 2 sisters, Collie Collins of Daniels Creek and Stella Lackey of Boons Camp; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren Services held Saturday, October 19 in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Glen Arrowood, Flem Arrowood, Ivan Butcher, Claude Mollette and Earl Muncy.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

  
DANIELS, Josh
1903-1985
Josh Daniels, 82, died October 16 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Daniesl was born September 8, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Josh and Matilda Preston Daniels. He was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired miner and a member of Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Clista Music Daniels, who he married in 1921; 2 sons, Herman Daniels of Boons Camp and Arnold Daniels of Dayton, OH; 3 brothers, Shilo Daniels of W VA, Orville Daniels of West Van Lear and Norman Daniels of Boons Camp; 2 sisters, Collie Collins of Daniels Creek and Stella Lackey of Boons Camp; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren Services held Saturday, October 19 in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Glen Arrowood, Flem Arrowood, Ivan Butcher, Claude Mollette and Earl Muncy.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

  
EALEY, Oliver
1916-1985
Oliver (Dick) Ealey, 69, died October 2 at his Hager Hill home. Mr. Ealey was born May 23, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of Charlie and Bessie Clark Ealey. He was a retired miner for Island Creek Coal Company and a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Mabel Lemaster Ealey preceded him in death in October 1975. Surviving are a son, Doug Ealey of Paintsville; a daughter, Judy VanHoose of Lexington; two brothers, Charles Ealey, Jr., of Florida and John Ealey of Louisa; a sister, Ann Adkins of Myrtle Beach, SC; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 4 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence Lemaster and Paul Litz officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

   
FITCH, Elsie
1911-1985
Elsie M. Fitch, 73, died October 8 in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. She was born December 17, 1911, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Edmund and Mary Cordle Ross. She was a resident of Blaine. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Fitch; a son, Cloyce Fitch of Norwalk; three brothers, Dewey Ross of Columbus, OH, Chilt Ross, of Argilite, KY and Edmund Ross, Jr. of Blaine; three sisters, Alka Cordle of Springfield, IL, Iva Manganie of Carey, IL, and Jessie Stephens of Columbus, OH; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services held Thursday, October 10, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

  
HALL, Thomas
1941-1985
Funeral services were held October 5 for Thomas Wendall Hall, 44. Mr. Hall died October 2 in Westland Medical Center, Westland, MI. He was born April 15, 1941 in Floyd County, a son of Opal Wells Hall and the late Perry Hall. He was a resident of Belleville, MI. Surviving are his mother, two brothers, Bill Hall of Richland, MI and Truman Hall; and a sister, Malva Cline. Joe Hill officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

  
HAMILTON, Gladys (Wells)
1911-1985
Gladys Evalee Wells Hamilton, born October 6, 1911 to Len Wells and Levisa Hinkle Wells in Johnson County, died November 15, 1985. At 22, a shapely, tall, blue-eyed blond, she married Orville A. Hamilton, a strong, young, robust former football player out of Western Kentucky College, who had been raised on the head of Keaton and was then teacher, coach and principal at Meade High School. She lived to see this nation face two world wars, a great depression, plus the Korean and Vietnam Wars. She was raised in a sturdy family with four brothers, King, Crit, Oscar and Zip Wells. In turn she gave birth to and raised three sons; Frank, Orville and Doug Hamilton. Being surrounded by a family of young men and a husband who dedicated his life to coaching and developing young men, she became a strong, supportive wife and mother. Few women have better met the challenge of feeding, guiding and molding her family through hard depression times and times of world conflict. She set a high standard of morals, ethics and expectations. She was a proud, independent, classy lady who knew how to love and even more how to demonstrate her love. The commandment to honor one’s father and mother was never questioned in her home. One of our most important objectives as sons has been met through her-that is that our wives and children would know her. Her influence will be seen and felt in the lives not only of her sons, but in the lives of her daughters and her grandchildren. She would have been delighted to have seen all of her hundreds of friends who were here yesterday and those of you who are here today. She loved people. She loved to cook, feed and entertain them. She had her own method of motivating us. Her husband, brothers, sons, and three grandsons, Ben, Lee, and R. D. are all strong athletic men, constantly involved in sports. Mother didn’t know a lot about football when we played, but she had her way of motivating and evaluating who well we played. She told us that she would accept us getting the front of our uniform dirty, but that if we got out back dirty we had been beaten. With that type of evaluation, a boy had better charge tough and low. Mother loved her three daughters, Barbra, Donna and Donna and her three granddaughters, Jeanne, Christy and Debby. She portrayed a role model for them to follow in making a strong family relationship and the importance of a wife and mother in the family. Yes, Mother was our rock, our foundation. We never questioned where she would stand on a moral or ethical issue. Sometimes we men would zig or zag in our life, but never Mother. She knew the straight and narrow road and followed it and she expected us to. Our Lord Jesus said of Peter, “Upon this rock I will build my church” and he whispered of Mother “Upon this rock I will build the Hamilton family” Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1985

   
HAMILTON, Nelson
1923-1985
Nelson C. Hamilton, 62, of Columbus, OH, died Saturday morning, October 12 in the VA Medical Center in Dayton, OH. He was born September 13, 1923 at Flat Gap. He was a member of the Benson Hough VFW Post 3424 and DAV Buckeye NO. 8 and attended Lockbourne Road Baptist Church in Columbus. Preceding him in death were his parents H. T. and Lula Holbrook Hamilton; two sisters, Nannie and Opal Curneutte; a brother, Hayden Hamilton, and his first wife, Emogene LeMaster Hamilton. Surviving are his wife, Vera; two daughters, Mrs. Dean Wright of Lexington and Mrs. Harold Taylor of Paintsville; three grandchildren; one brother, Warren W. Hamilton of Galena, OH; and two stepsons, Garry and Keith Welty of Springfield, OH. Services were held Tuesday in the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home in New Carlisle, OH with pastor R. L. Meade of Forest Valley Freewill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be held today, Wednesday, October 16 in the National Cemetery in Dayton, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Fund. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

  
HAMPTON, Brennan
1985
Brennan Grayson Hampton, son of Jimmy Kyle Hampton and Lynn Hampton, died October 3 in Georgia at nine yeas of age. He is survived by his grandfather, Patrick Hampton, and his father and mother. Condolences can be sent to 615 Delmar Ave., Atlanta, GA, in care of Lynn Hampton. He was great grandson of the late Ivory Hampton and grandson of the late Hester Hampton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

  
KEATON, Spencer
1985
Spencer Keaton, 89, died October 20 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mr. Keaton was born in Morgan County, the son of Hiram and Mary Mandy Eldridge Keaton. He was a resident of Martha, a retired farmer and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His first wife, Nola Keaton, preceded him in death in 1964. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Keaton of Martha; three sons, Virgil, Percy and Hershell Keaton, all of Martha; five daughters, Emma Sparks of Blaine, Merica Keaton of Fairborn, OH, Maxie Rowland of Frankfort, Dixie Collier of Columbus, OH, and Pauline Bowen of Louisa; a brother, Leander Keaton of Crockett; 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday October, 23 at 11 a.m. in Old Paint Church at Crockett. Hershell Wright, Paul Keaton, Thomas Keaton and Bromley Marcum will officiate at services. Burial will be in Skaggs Cemetery in Lawrence County under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

  
LYONS, Oma (Daniels)
1914-1985
Oma “Edith” Daniels Lyons, 71, died October 30 at her Thealka home. Mrs. Lyons was born May 5, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jeff and Vina Belcher Daniels. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Walter Lyons preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving are two sons, Orville Lyons of Mishawaka, IN and Lester Lyons of Columbus, OH; a step son, Bob Lyons of Columbus; two daughters, Marlene Castle of River and Stella Cremeans of Buckeye Lake, OH; three step daughters, Maxine Wilson and Ruby Craven of Columbus, and Delores Jean Lemaster of Tutor Key. Also, a brother, Jeff Daniels, Jr., of Thealka; four sisters, Sybil Daniels of Thealka, Okie Daniels of Louisa, Anna Ruth Daniels of Nippa and Sarah Browning of Tennessee; five grandchildren, four step grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one step great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held November 2 in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Rev. James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1985

  
MARTIN, Jean (Castle)
1927-1985
Jean Castle Martin, 58, died October 23 in Providence Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Mrs. Martin was born June 23, 1927, the daughter of Murner and Melinda McKenzie Castle. She was a resident of Harrison, OH. Her husband, Thomas Martin, preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Jimmy L. Hamilton of Waynesburg, KY; a daughter, Dianne C. Kraemer of Cincinnati; a brother, Billy James Castle of Paintsville; five sisters, Greta Music and Ruth Johnson of East Point, Judy Ealey of Paintsville, Betty Triplett of Marion, OH and Denise Fields of New Jersey; 5 grandchildren. Graveside services held Saturday, October 26 in Castle Cemetery at Thealka with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1985

  
MUSIC, Emily (Burchett)
1911-1985
Emily Alice Burchett Music, 74, died October 27 at her East Point home. Mrs. Music was born June 27, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Chandler Burchett. She was a member of the Church of God. Her husband, Taylor Music, preceded her in death in 1975. Surviving are three sons, Taylor Music, Jr., of Leander, Henry Music and James A. Music, of East Point; two daughters, Laura Hall of Paintsville and Janice Rowland of Fayetteville, TN; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, October 30, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Skaggs and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Music Family cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 30, 1985

  
PENIX, Ernest
1918-1985
Williamsport resident Ernest Penix, 67, died Oct 23 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1918, in Mingo Co., WV, the son of John B. and Sophia Penix. Mr. Penix was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Butcher Penix; two daughters, Faye Brewer of Catlettsburg, and Kathy Patrick of Ashland; a brother Chad Penix of VA, three sisters, Virian Setser of Williamsport, Mary Belle Wells of Silver Creek, NY, and Eula Robinson of Paintsville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 26, in Old Friendship United Baptist Church at Williamsport with Ivan Butcher, Shadie Walters, Earl Muncy, and Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport with Jones-Preston Funeral home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 30, 1985

    
PETRY, King
1985
King “KD” Petry, 85, died October 17 in Springfield, OH. Mr. Petry was born in Boone County, WV and was a former resident of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Daniels Petry; a son, Billy Petry of Springfield; and a daughter, Lois Daughtry of Springfield. Funeral services were held October 21 in First United Methodist Church in Naomi, WV. Burial was in the family cemetery in Naomi. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

  
POWERS, Buck
1928-1985
Swamp Branch resident Buck Powers, 57, died October 7 in Louisa Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Powers was born January 19, 1928, at Riceville, the son of Oma Puckett Powers and the late Tony Powers. He was an employee of C & O Railroad. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Betty Stringfellow Powers, four sons, Randall, Roger, and Jerry Powers, all of Amarillo, TX, and Paul Wade Powers of Topeka, KS; four daughters, Nancy Tackett of Staffordsville, Betty Jo Powers of Virginia Beach, VA, Linda Powers of Amarillo and Bobbie Jo Powers of Swamp Branch. Also, two brothers, Tony Powers, Jr., of West Van Lear and Paul Powers of Leander; and a sister, Gaynell Adams of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held October 10 in Ballott Pentecostal Church at Oil Springs with Rev. Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Powers Cemetery at Swamp Branch under the direction of the Paintsville Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

  
SPEARS, Ora (Ramey)
1905-1985
Ora Lee Ramey Spears, 80, died October 2 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Spears was born July 30, 1905, in Johnson County, the daughter of Asa Ramey and Myrtie Rice. She was a resident of Paintsville. Her husband, William Spears, preceded her in death June 26, 1979. Surviving are four sons, Eugene Spears of Swamp Branch, Leonard Spears of Riceville, Huey Spears of Plymouth, OH, and Wendell Spears of Lexington; three daughters, Myrtle Conley of Leander, Neva Rodriguez of Willard, OH and Billie Egan of Sandusky, OH. Also two brothers, Fred Ramey of Washington, OH and Ray Ramey of Huntington, IN; two sisters, Madge Caudill of Plymouth, OH and Ellery Lemaster of South Webster, OH; 33 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 4 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Perkins Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

   
SPLANE, Geneva (Wells)
1985
Graveside rites for Mrs. Geneva Wells Splane will be held at 1 p.m. October 24 in the Wells- Buckingham Cemetery in Bridgford, Paintsville. Mrs. Splane died September 24 in Jacksonville, FL, where memorial services were held September 27. She is survived by her two children, Julia Chandler, Jerusalem, Israel and Vincent D. Splane of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial gifts may be made to Mayo Memorial Methodist Church for the new Education Building. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

   
STAMBAUGH, Alice (Preston)
1919-1985
Hager Hill resident Alice Stambaugh, 66, died October 3 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Stambaugh was born September 10, 1919 in Johnson County the daughter of Harry and Lillian Dills Preston.  Her husband, Una Stambaugh preceded her in death December 22, 1979.  Surviving are three sons, Billy Joe, James and Charles Stambaugh all of Hager Hill; two daughters, Nancy Click of Hager Hill and May Brown of Denver; a brother, Buster Preston of Hager Hill; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, October 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Joe Bayes and Rev. Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

  
TACKETT, Myrtle (Lumpkins)
1918-1985
Myrtle Marie Tackett, 69, died October 5 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. A resident of Hager Hill, she was born April 21, 1918, the daughter of Charlie Lumpkins and Bertha Hudson. Surviving are her husband, Richard Tackett; four sons, Harold and Roy Tackett of Hager Hill, Edward Tackett of Carey, OH and Jimmy Tackett of Staffordsville; two daughters, Ruth Spencer and Janice Francis of Hager Hill; three brothers, Paul Lumpkins of Lima, OH, Frank Lumpkins of Delphia, OH, and Dennis Lumpkins of Dayton, OH; a sister, Stella Clark of Upper Sandusky, OH; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 8 in Riceville Church with Bennie Taylor officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

   
VANHOOSE, Ray
1909-1985
Ray VanHoose, 76, died October 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical center. Mr. VanHoose was born May 30, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Arlie and Emma Caldwell VanHoose. He was a resident of Sitka, a retired miner and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Daniels VanHoose, five sons, James Con and Jimmy VanHoose of London, OH, Larry, Garry and Carey VanHoose, all of Sitka; five daughters, Wanda Blanton and Shirley Osborne of Sitka, Emma Sue VanHoose of Columbus, OH, Leatrice Miller of Grove City, OH and Jewell VanHoose Slone of Wittensville. Also, Russell VanHoose of Masuri, OH three brothers, Minnie Burkes and Eura Mae Fairchilds of Mechanicsburg, OH and Rushie Stires of Enterprise, AL; 23 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 13 in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, Bruce Daniels, James Kelly Caudill and James C. VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Daniels Branch Cemetery at Sitka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

  
VINCENT, Gladys (McDavid)
1895-1985
Mrs. Gladys Vincent, 90, died October 2 in Oakmont Manor Nursing Home in Flatwoods following an extended illness. Mrs. Vincent was born January 17, 1895 in Carter County, the daughter of Judge J. L. and Cora Adams McDavid. She was a resident of Paintsville, a former school teacher for the Carter County School System, a member of First United Methodist Church, Paintsville Women’s Club and the United Methodist Women. Her husband, Charles H. Vincent, preceded her in death September 18, 1976. A sister, Mrs. Eula Bernay of Baltimore, MD survives. Funeral services were held October 4 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Carter County Memorial Garden in Grayson. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

   
WALTERS, Erma (Meek)
1911-1985
Erma Meek Walters, 74, died October 29 at her Boons Camp home. She was born June 29, 1911, in Johnson County, a daughter of Lethora and Talitha Meek. She was a resident of Boons Camp and a member of the Protestant Church. Her husband, Luther Walters died in 1961.  Surviving are a son, Jimmie Walters of Columbus, OH; a sister Alma Meek of Boons Camp; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 1 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Meek cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1985

   
WARD, Amanda
1985
Amanda Jeane Ward, infant daughter of Wayne and Carol Parker Ward of Staffordsville, died October 9, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Also surviving are her grandparents, Arthur and Barbara Ward and Drew and Betty Ferguson Parker. Graveside services were held Oct 10 in Fairchild Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

   
WELLS, George Jr.
1921-1985
George Wells, Jr. 64, died October 9 at his Boons Camp home. Mr. Wells was born August 25, 1921 in Johnson County. Surviving are his parents, George and Angie Wells of Boons Camp; his wife, Alka Butcher Wells; a daughter, Kathy Wells of Lexington; a brother and sister, Richard Wells of West Van Lear and Edith Mollett of Boons Camp. Funeral services were held October 12 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Price officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 16, 1985

   
WILSON, Shirley (Tackett)
1913-1985
Staffordsville resident Shirley Wilson, 72, died October 15 in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Wilson was born February 25, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Moses and Mary Shaffer Tackett. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Cecil Wilson died in 1983. Surviving are a son, Robert Conley of Marietta; a brother, Wayne Tackett of Staffordsville; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 23, 1985


 
NOVEMBER - 1985


   

  
BLEVINS, Pearl (Hensley)
1927-1985
Mrs. Pearl Hensley Blevins, 58, died November 22 in Community Hospital in Springfield, OH. Mrs. Blevins was born July 17, 1927 in Johnson County, the daughter of Robert and Dora Adams Hensley. She was a resident of Springfield and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Clell Blevins; a daughter, Clella Lynn Cunningham of Springfield, OH; a brother, Ray Hensley of Martha; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held November 24 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Hill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Martha. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1985

  
BORDERS, Marie (Chandler)
1905-1985
Funeral services were held Friday, November 29 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Marie Chandler Borders. Mrs. Borders died November 26 in the resident of her son, T. J. Borders of Ulysses. She was born March 15, 1905 in Lawrence County, the daughter of David K. and Martha Lowe Chandler. She was a member of the George’s Creek United Baptist Church. Her husband Jesse Borders, preceded her in death August 2, 1982. Surviving are four sons, Thurman (T. J.) and Earl Dean Borders of Ulysses, Paul Borders of Lexington and Douglas Borders of River; three brothers, Enis Chandler of Ashland, Luther Chandler of Ulysses and Ernie Chandler of Lowmansville, two sisters, Bertha Hayes of Ashland and Dorothy Brown of Beaver, OH, five grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Ellis Hamilton officiated at the services in Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in Jesse Borders Cemetery at Ulysses. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1985

  
BOWEN, Wanda (Couch)
1923-1985
Funeral services were held December 1 for Wanda Bowen, 62. Mrs. Bowen died November 29 in Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. She was born March 2, 1923, in Perry County, the son of Henry C. and Rachel Dean Couch. Mrs. Bowen was a resident of Hueysville and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Funeral services were held December 1 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1985

    
BURCHETT, Frank
1905-1985
Red Bush resident Frank Burchett, 80, died Sunday, November 3, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burchett was born in Morgan County, August 17, 1905, the son of Leonard and Minnie Pennington Burchett. Surviving are his wife, Lydia Kelly Burchett; six sons, Buell Jenkins of Columbus, OH, Newell Burchett of Manchester, OH, Leonard Burchett of Red Bush, Randall Burchett of Warsaw, IN, James Burchett of Flat Gap and Dewell Burchett of Chester, WV; and four daughters, Loretta Sowards of Sitka, Anna Nell Lyons of Grayson, Dorothy Moore and Phyliss Dubosky of Prince George, WV. Also, a brother, Roger  Burchett of Crockett, KY; and four sisters, Virgie Jenkins of West Liberty, Birtie Jenkins of Mine Fork, Mag Keaton of Middle Fork and Thelma Cox of Fairborn, OH. Funeral services were held November 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonnie Ferguson and Paul Keaton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1985

   
COTTLE, Virgie (Estep)
1896-1985
Funeral services were held November 7 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Virgie Mae Estep Cottle, 89. Mrs. Cottle died November 4 in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was born April 10, 1896 in Johnson County, the daughter of George H. and Nancy Davis Estep. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Ben F. Cottle, preceded her in death November 8, 1973. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Ora McKenzie of Van Lear; one granddaughter and two great granddaughters. Dr. Charles Milam officiated at services with burial in the Cottle Cemetery at West Liberty. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

   
DALLAS, Myrl (Conley)
1896-1985
Myrl Conley Dallas, 89, died Friday, November 29 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Dallas was born April 19, 1896, in Johnson County, the daughter of George B. and Minta Rice Conley. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Pete Dallas, preceded her in death.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Imogene Falkner of Fort Wayne, In, Ann Murray of Paintsville and Maxine Blanton of Oil Springs; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 3 great-great Grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 1 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1985

   
DANIEL, Thomas
1914-1985
Tutor Key resident Thomas Daniel, 71, died November 25 at the home of his daughter, Lanell Meade of Wittensville. Born March 20, 1914 in Johnson County, he was the son of Warren and Edna Hamilton Daniel. Mr. Daniel was a retired coal miner, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F & AM. His wife, Shirley Pelphrey Daniel, preceded him in death April 18, 1984. Surviving are a son, Roger Daniel of Tutor Key; a daughter, Lanell Meade of Wittensville; two sisters, Dixie Pheiffer of Wittensville and Grace Hodge of Dayton, OH; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, November 27 at 11 a.m. in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Vennie VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1985

   
DAVIS, Orion
1937-1985
Orion Davis, 48, died November 14 at East Point. Mr. Davis was born March 22, 1937, in Johnson County, the son of Hubert Sr., and Cora Rowland Davis. He was a resident of East Point. Surviving are his wife, Rosie Davis; two sons, Michael and Steve Davis of East Point; three stepsons, James A. Williams of East Point, Glenn Williams of Ohio and Gary Williams of Paintsville;  a daughter, Carolyn Davis of East Point; two stepdaughters, Charolette Parson of Thelma and Georgene Stocker of Ohio; four brothers, J. V. Reed of Mealy, Eugene Davis of Sitka, Delno Davis of Fargo, ND and Hubert Davis, Jr., of Louisville; a sister, Charlene Rose of Mt. Sterling; and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 18 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with Clifford Austin and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1985

   
DINGUSS, Alma
1898-1985
Alma Dinguss, 87, of Dinwood, KY was born on October 28, 1898 in Alphoretta, KY. She was the daughter of the late Henry M. and Mary Ballmy Stone Dinguss, and was a retired nurse. Mrs. Dinguss died November 9 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville following an extended illness. Surviving are a son, Henry T. Layne, and a daughter, Marcella Ward, both of Dinwood. Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 11 at 1 p.m. in the Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home in Martin. Burial was in Dinguss Cemetery at Dinguss. Pallbearers were Bobby Ward, Virgil Isaac, Jr., George Hale, Morris Isaac, Timmy Ward and Tommy Ward. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1985

   
FAIRCHILD, Crate
1905-1985
Crate Fairchild, 80, died November 12 in Ft. Wayne, IN. Mr. Fairchild was born in Johnson County, April 14, 1905, the son of Ed and Laura Fairchild. He was a resident of Ft. Wayne and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held November 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff officiating with burial in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1985

   
FYFFE, Ruie (Franklin)
1912-1985
Mrs. Ruie Fyffe, 73, died November 14 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mrs. Fyffe was born March 5, 1912 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Alex and Cora Williams Franklin. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband, N. K. Fyffe preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are three sons, Paul G. Fyffe of Paintsville, Jim Fyffe of Montgomery, AL, and Carl Fyffe of Russellville; four brothers, Milton, Robert and Henry Franklin of Ashland and Paul Franklin of Magoffin County; three sisters, Marie Hacker of Ashland, Betty Smith of Silver Hill and Emma Skaggs of Columbus, OH; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 18 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott and Jim Powell officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1985

  
HARRINGTON, Robert
1913-1985
Funeral services were held Nov 19 for attorney Robert Burns Harrington. Mr. Harrington died Nov 16 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. He was born Nov 17, 1913 in Paintsville, the son of John L. and Arminta Allen Harrington. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Triplett Harrington; three daughters, Patricia Pelphrey of West Van Lear, Thelma Jean Daniels of Bellville, OH and Linda Harrington of Bradenton, FL; a brother, Martin Harrington of Ashland; three sisters, Irene Childers of Mt. Dora, FL, Gladys May of Pikeville and Pauline Witten of Paintsville; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Terry Jones officiated at services at the First Christian Church. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 20. , 1985

   
HONEYCUTT, Millard
1930-1985
Millard Honeycutt, 55, died November 22 in Mercy Hospital in Columbus, OH. Mr. Honeycutt was born February 14, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of Johnny and Angeline Webb Honeycutt. He was a resident of Meally and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are three brothers, Kelsie and Robert Honeycutt of Meally and Chalmer Honeycutt of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Margaret Craft and Elsie Fitch of Meally. Funeral services were held Monday, November 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Crider officiating. Burial was in Honeycutt Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 27, 1985

    
HORNE, Robie
1902-1985
Retired coal miner, Robie Horne, 83, died Nov 9 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Horne was born Aug 18, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of John and Manerva VanHoose Horne. He was a resident of Rt. 460, Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. His wife, Ruie Conley Horne, preceded him in death in 1972. Surviving are three sons, Athol Horne of Obetz, OH, Paul K. Horne of Rt.460 Paintsville, and Charles Carroll Horne of Clyde, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Blair of Barnetts Creek; 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Nov 12 in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist church at Staffordsville with Revs. Justin Harmon, Arthur Harmon and Donald R. Caudill officiating. Burial was in Horne Cemetery, Rt. 460, Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1985

   
JOHNSON,Leona (Daniels)
1907-1985
Leona Johnson, 78, died November 5 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mrs. Johnson was born August 19, 1907 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Boyd Daniels. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of the Concord United Baptist Church. Her husband, Levi Johnson, preceded her in death in 1971. Surviving are two sisters, Virginia Blanton of Greenwich, OH, and Montana Ward of Thelma; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were twin sons, Alvin and Alvis. Funeral services were held November 7 in Concord United Baptist Church with Elders B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery at Thelma. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

   
MAY, Brenda
1966-1985
Brenda Kay May, 19, died November 27 following an automobile accident. Ms. May was born July 31, 1966 in Johnson County, the daughter of Paul and Linda Blanton May of Leander.  Surviving are her parents; her grandparents, Bill Blanton of Leander and Lucille May of Daniels Creek; her great grandmother, Myrtle Conley of Warsaw, IN; 6 brothers and sisters, Teresa Lynn, Lisa Ann, Judy Carol, Deana Lou, Darrell and Paul David May all at home. Funeral services were held November 29 in her Leander home with Revs. Donald Ray Caudill and Bennie Taylor officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1985

   
MELVIN, Jimmie
1919-1985
Paintsville resident Jimmie Melvin, 66, died November 25 in Charolette Memorial Hospital in Charolette, NC. Mr. Melvin was born January 15, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of John and Ida Stafford Melvin. He was an employee of the Kentucky Department of Highways. Surviving are his wife, Gay Webb Melvin; 2 sons, David Webb of Charolette, NC and Ernest Webb of Kokomo, In; 3 daughters, Brenda Songer and Donna Tackett both of Paintsville and Diane Scadden of North Ridgeville, OH; 2 sisters, Mrs. Flema VanHoose of Louisa and Mrs. Addie Price of Paintsville; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 28 in First Christian Church of Paintsville with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1985

   
PERSINGER, Pearl (Turner)
1898-1985
Mrs. Pearl T. Persinger, 87, died Nov 30 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Persinger was born Feb 5, 1898 in Johnson County, the daughter of Frank and Rose Boyd Turner. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired salesclerk for G. C. Murphy Company and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Ernest Persinger, preceded her in death July 12, 1945. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margie Sparks of Staffordsville and Mrs. Billie Trimble of Fairborn, OH; four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Daniel and Mrs. Zona Branham of Paintsville, Mrs. Lida Castle of Flat Gap and Mrs. Freda Stapleton of Lexington; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 2 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 4, 1985

   
PHELPS, John
1899-1985
Meally resident, John R. Phelps, 86, died Nov 3, in Louisa Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Phelps was born in Johnson Co., Mar 20, 1899, th son of Thomas and Trinvilla Webb Phelps. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. His first wife, Ethel Short Phelps, preceded him in death Aug 30, 1976. Surviving are his wife, Mary Skaggs Phelps, a son, Clyde Phelps of Meally; a brother and sister, Bruce Phelps and Mrs. Frankie Short, both of Van Lear, and two grandchildren, Greg and Sheri Phelps of Meally. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Nov 6 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Dave M. Flanery officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 6, 1985

   
PORTER, Dixie (Williamson)
1905-1985
Mrs. Dixie Porter, 80, died Friday, November 8, in Mingo Manor Nursing Home in Williamson, WV, following and extended illness.  Mrs. Porter was born March 31, 1905 in Martin County, the daughter of Seymore and Lottie Beth Williamson. She was a resident of Williamson and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Arbie Porter, preceded her in death March 19, 1985. Surviving are three sons, Ulis Perry of Blair, WV, Prentice Perry of Lake, WV and Walter Perry of Dansville, WV; and a daughter Dulcie McCoy.  Funeral services held November 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

   
RAMEY, Martha (Music)
1908-1985
Van Lear resident Martha Ramey, 77, died Nov 13 in UK Medical Center in Lexington. Mrs. Ramey was born may 6, 1908, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Lydia Mollett Music. She was a member of the Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Hayes Ramey; a son, Hayes Ramey, Jr. of Van Lear; two daughters, Billie Ramey Collins and Ruby Ramey Perkins of Van Lear; a brother, Elige McCloud of Thelma; two sisters, Liza Mullins and Verna Mullins, both of OH; 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov 16 in Van Lear Enterprise Baptist Church with Roger Hill and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 20, 1985

   
SPEARS, Addie (Jackson)
1897-1985
Addie Spears, 87, died November 11 in Humana Hospital in Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Spears was born November 24, 1897 in Johnson County, the daughter of Henson and Loutisha Saylor Jackson. She was a resident of Wittensville, a retired nurse and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, George Spears, preceded her in death. Surviving is a brother, Everett Jackson of Riceville. Funeral services held Wednesday, November 13, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Riceville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

  
SPENCER, Adie (Hannah)
1913-1985
Hager Hill resident Adie Spencer, 72, died Nov 1 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Spencer was born Mar 7, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Walter and Vernie Rivers Hannah. Surviving are her husband, Curtis Spencer, who she married July 18, 1935, in Floyd County, three sons, James Spencer of Leander, Gene Spencer of San Antonio, TX and Don Spencer of Hager Hill; four daughters, Nora Ward, Patsy Tackett, and Bonnie Rivers of Hager Hill and Betty Crosby of Mississippi; a brother and sister, Marvin Hannah of Leander and Shirley Robinson of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were held Nov 4 in Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in the Spencer Family Cemetery at Hager Hill with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1985

   
VANHOOSE, Walter
1924-1985
Walter Clay VanHoose, 61, died November 14 in San Francisco, CA. He was born October 24, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Walter and Sula Witten VanHoose. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired employee of the Johnson County Board of Education. Surviving are 2 brothers, Paul Richard VanHoose of Nippa and Willard VanHoose of Eustis, Fl; 3 sisters, Jean Mead of Deland, Fl, Dorothy VanHoose of Richmond, VA and Deloris Ann Stambaugh of Stambaugh. Funeral services were held November 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in VanHoose family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1985

   
WARD, Carl
1958-1985
Carl David Ward, 27, died November 7 in Dayton, OH as the result of a motorcycle accident. Mr. Ward was born January 21, 1958 in Johnson County, the son of Carl and Sarah Jane Preston Ward. He was a resident of Miamisburg, OH and an employee of Atkinson Transfer, Inc. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Paula Davis Ward, who he married July 27, 1981 in Clintwood, VA; a daughter, Lisa Marie, at home; three brothers, Larry Gene Ward of Hager Hill, Garry Dean Ward of Dayton, OH, and Gordon Ward of River; two sisters, Linda Lewis of Mission Viejo, CA and Jeanene Lash of Portsmouth, VA. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 9 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Ward Family Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

   
WELLS, Brown
1897-1985
Brown Low Wells, 88, died November 14 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wells was born May 19, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Samuel Jefferson and Cynthia Spriggs Wells. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His first wife, Goldie Butcher Webb preceded him in death in 1957. Surviving are his wife, Eva Wells; 6 sons, Sebert Wells of Mt. Gilead, OH, Andrew J. Wells of East Lake, OH, Woodridge Wells of Auxier, Jack and Darvin Wells of Wabash, Ind; a step son, Danny Blevins of Van Lear; 5 daughters, Bufford Delong of Willoughby, OH, Willa Dean Kovatch and Sora Wells of Euclid, OH, Patsy Webb and Phyllis Jennings of Van Lear; a brother, Bill Wells of Nippa; a sister, Goldie Horn of Stone, KY; 19 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Webb and David Blackburn officiating. Burial was in Webb Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 20, 1985

   
WILLIAMSON, Aulden
1928-1985
Van Lear resident Aulden Williamson, Jr., 57, died Friday, November 8 at his home. Mr. Williamson was born October 13, 1928 in Johnson County, the son of Aulden Williamson, Sr., and Julia Music Williamson. He was employed  as electrician.  Surviving are 2 sons, Michael and Ricky Williamson of Lexington; 2 brothers, Woodridge Williamson of Cincinnati, OH and Gerald Williamson of Paintsville; 3 sisters, Retha Lou Blackburn of Van Lear, Gwenline Ward of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Betty Sue Webb of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, November 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Webb officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 13, 1985


 
DECEMBER - 1985


   
  
AUSTIN, Isom
1899-1985
Boonscamp resident Isom Austin, 86, died Dec 3 in the home of his daughter. Mr. Austin was born Oct 14, 1899, in Johnson County, the son of Morgan and Fannie Spriggs Austin. He was a retired miner and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Bessie Austin, preceded him in death April 13, 1978. Surviving are a son, Alvin Austin of Clinton, IL; a daughter, Lillie Mae Daniels of Boonscamp; a sister, Flora Davis of Stone, KY; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec 6 in Meally Church of Christ with Bennie Blankenship and Arville Short officiating. Burial was in Austin Cemetery at Boonscamp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1985

   
BLAIR, Bobby
1935-1985
Paintsville resident Bobby Joe Blair, 50, died Sunday, December 1 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born June 19, 1935 in Johnson County, the son of Bob and Daisy O’Bryan Blair. He was employed as an ambulance driver.  Surviving are 2 sons, Raymon E. Blair of Chillicothe, OH and Brett J. Blair of Columbus, OH; his maternal step grandmother, Virgie O'Bryan; 3 brothers, Millard Franklin and William Hobart Blair of Columbus, OH and Flem Blair of Washington Court House, OH; 4 sisters, Margaret Burchett of Paintsville, Anna Louise Williams of Columbus, OH , Audrey Wasy of Pataskala, OH and Lori Speakman of Gahanna, OH.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 4 in Porter Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Cemetery in Mt. Sterling, OH.  Preston Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

  
BLEVINS, Donald
1985
Donald Edward Blevins, Sr., 53, died Sunday, December 15 in his home in Peewee Valley, KY. Mr. Blevins was a self-employed toy manufacturer, a member of Jacob’s Well Church and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Carol Ann Pack Blevins; three sons, Donald, Jr., Todd and Scott Blevins, all of Louisville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17, in M. A. Stoess and Sons funeral Home Chapel in Crestwood, KY with Rev. Dale Bird, Sr. officiating. Burial was in Pack-Meddings Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18,1 985

  
CASTLE, Elmer
1911-1985
Elmer “Jim Paw” Castle, 74, of Marion, OH died December 26, in Marion General Hospital following a three week illness. He was born February 2, 1911 at Mingo, KY, a son of Lum and Carrie VanHoose Castle. He was a Marion resident for the last 33 years, he was a former resident of Paintsville.  He was retired from Marion Power Shovel Co., Division Dresser Industries, where he had worked 32 years in the shipping department. He was a member of the Good Faith Baptist Church. His wife, the former Magdalene G. LeMasters, survives. They were married Jan. 27, 1933 at Muddy Branch.  Surviving are 2 sons, Elmer G. Castle of Marion, Gail Castle of Caledonia; a daughter, Mrs. Craig (Sandy) Cluff of Marion; 3 sisters, Tillie Mead and Mammie Kimbler both of Paitnsville, and Virgie Davis of Claridon; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. A daughter, Phyllis Castle preceded him in death as did 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Services were held December 28 in Boyd Funeral Home, with the Revs. Barkley Slone and T. E. Donaugh officiating. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1986

  
DANIEL, Bert
1985
Bert Daniel, of Corbin, KY died Dec 2 in Southeastern Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Corbin. A retired coal operator, he was a member of the Nazarene Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Daniel; five sons, Cecil and Larry Daniel of Williamsburg, Roger and Jimmy Daniel of Corbin and Danny Daniel of Dallas, TX; a brother, Edd Daniel and two sisters, Miss Maggie Daniel and Mrs. Irene VanHoose, all of Paintsville; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec 5 in Vankirk Funeral Home Chapel in Corbin with Revs. James Davis and Rick Curry officiating. Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1985

  
DANIEL, Sevillar (Fairchild)
1906-1985
Sevillar Daniel, 79, died December 17, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Daniel was born Sep 30, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Wes and Hattie Fairchild. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Earl Daniel, preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are two sons, Paul Daniel of Nippa, and Earl Daniel, Jr. of Thealka; three daughters, Louella Redford and Mary Jackson of Paintsville and Vivian VanHoose of West Van Lear; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Clark Castle Cemetery, Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1985

  
DAVIS, Virgil
1943-1985
Virgil Otis Davis, 42, died December 6 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington. Born may 15, 1943 in Johnson County, he was the son of Ivan and Dorothy Smith Davis. He was a resident of Hager Hill, an employee of Highland Tire and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ratliff Davis; a son, Billy Joe Davis of Hager Hill; 5 brothers, Robert Lee Davis of River, James Kenneth Davis of Rockhouse, Larry Douglas Davis of Nippa, Randall Davis of Lowmansville and Simon Davis of Lick Fork; 4 daughters, Louise Spears of Columbus, OH, Geneva Haney and Cathy Davis of Paintsville and Linda Davis of Rockhouse. Funeral services were held December 9 in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with James Kelly Caudill and Bob Baker officiating.  Burial was in Smith Cemetery at Paintsville under the direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

  
GRIFFITH, Edgar
1920-1985
Edgar Griffith, 65, died December 16, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Griffith was born November 7, 1920 in Magoffin County, the son of Will and Mae Ferguson Griffith. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired driller and a member of the Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Betty McIntosh Griffith; a son, Edgar Ray Griffith of Urbana, OH; a step son, Gregory Porter of Salyersville, and three step daughters, Vernonna Tackett of Falcon, Racine Patrick of Oil Springs and Glenda Patrick of Prestonsburg. Also, two brothers, Wade Griffith of St. Paris, OH and Mike Griffith of Ashland; four sisters, Edith Smith of Blaine, Edna Smith of West Liberty, Judy Meade of Oil Springs, and Mary Ruth Hill of Flat Gap; two grandchildren and eight step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 19 in Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Justin Harmon, James Kelly Caudill and M. T. Womack officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 25, 1985

  
HITCHCOCK, James
1900-1985
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 26 for James Edward “Eddie” Hitchcock, 85. Mr. Hitchcock died December 23 at the home of his son, Willie Hitchcock of Hager Hill. He was born June 1, 1900, in Johnson County, the son of General and Mary Ann Frazier Hitchcock. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Hannah Baldwin Hitchcock preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1983.  Surviving are a son, Willie Hitchcock; 2 daughters, Bethel Blair of Denver and Betty Lee McCarty of Wabash, IN; 3 sisters, Dicie Baldwin and Alta Baldwin of Denver and Bessie Blair of Oil Springs; 23 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Elders James H. Blair, Rutherford Blair, Jerry Colvin, and Lonza Reed officiated at services in Beechwall United Baptist Church at Leander. Burial was in Sam Blair Cemetery at Denver with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1986

  
HOLBROOK, Gertrude (Auxier)
1889-1985
Mrs. Gertrude Holbrook, 96, died December 22 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Holbrook was born February 24, 1889, in Johnson County, the daughter of Lincoln and Jemima Wheeler Auxier. She was a resident of Paintsville, a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church.  Her husband, P. T. Holbrook preceded her in death. Surviving is a grandson, Fred B. Holbrook, and a sister, Miss Madge Auxier both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 24, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Holbrook and Terry Jones officiating.  Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Red Bush. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1986

   
JOHNSON, Grant
1897-1985
Grant Johnson, 88, died Thursday, December 26, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mr. Johnson was born September 15, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Mason and Rhoda Fitch Johnson. He was a resident of Hager Hill, a retired miner, and member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Daisy Rice Johnson, who he married June 1916; 2 sons, Glen and Hansel Johnson of Hager Hill; a brother, L.A. Johnson of Hager Hill; 3 sisters, Corna Lee Cantrell, Mary Little both of Hager Hill and Bessie Little of Monticello. Funeral services were held December 28 in Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Clarence Lemaster officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1,1986

  
LEMASTER, Plennie
1903-1985
Funeral services were held Monday, December 9 for Plennie Lemaster, 82. Mr. Lemaster died December 6 at his Hager Hill residence. He was born March 3, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Manford and Minerva Hitchcock Lemaster. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna Tackett Lemaster; 2 sons, Johnnie H. Lemaster of Ashland and Garland E. Lemaster of Hager Hill; 6 daughters, Roberta McCarty of Hager Hill, Jessie Grace Cockran of Fairborn, OH, Irene Auxier of Red Bush, Joann Blanton of Thealka, Lillian Malone of Columbus, OH and Darlene McKenzie of Staffordsville; a sister, Nellie Murry of Kerz; 42 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren. Melvin Blanton and Toby Wheeler officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KY Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

  
MAY, Howard
1919-1985
Paintsville resident Howard May, 66, died Thursday, Dec 12, in his home. Born April 7, 1919 in Boyd County, he was the son of Eddie and Marcia Daniels May. Mr. May was a retired driver for Overnite Transport and a retired member of Teamsters Local 505. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Newsome May; three sons, Charles May of Garden Grove, CA, James May of Battle Creek, MI, and Don May of Danville; two daughters, Nancy Jude of Paintsville and Linda Sparks of Hager Hill; a brother, James May of Ashland and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 18, 1985

  
MAY, James
1944-1985
James W. May, 41, of Battle Creek, MI died suddenly Saturday, Dec 21, of an apparent heart attack, while working at his vacation cabin in Baldwin, MI. Mr. May was a former resident of Paintsville and moved to MI in 1962, where he served in the Air Force for four years. Born Feb 16, 1944, in Johnson County, he was the son of Kathleen Newsome May and the late Howard May of Paintsville. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Judy Jenkins May; a son, John Howard of Fairfax, VA; one daughter Maria Katherine of Kalamazoo, MI; two brothers, Charles May of Garden Grove, CA and Don May of Danville; and two sisters, Nancy Jude of Paintsville and Linda Sparks of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Dec 26 in the Farley-Estes Funeral Home. Burial was in Fort Custer Military Cemetery in Battle Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1986

  
MELVIN, Joy (Collins)
1936-1985
Westview Manor resident, Joy Lee "Joyce" Collins Melvin, 49, died Sunday, Dec 15, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Ms. Melvin was born Sep 23, 1936, at Riceville, the daughter of Garfield and Alma Litteral Collins. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Jimmie Crider of MI; a daughter, Nyoka Goble of East Point; a brother, James Collins of Covington; and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Dec 17 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Helton Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 1, 1986

   
MUSIC, Ressie
1929-1985
Ressie Music, 56, died Wednesday, December 11 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Miss Music was born June 1, 1929 in Johnson County, the daughter of Beecher and Nervie Castle Music. She was a resident of Nippa and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are five brothers, Matthew, Gilbert and Delbert Music of Nippa, James Lincoln Music of Madison, WV, and Beecher Ray Music of Springfield, OH; and two sisters, Freda Poore of Springfield and Virgie Lillian Sadler of Mechanicsburg, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Charles Stapleton and John Frank Meade officiating. Burial was in Music Family Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 18, 1985

   
OBERLE, Nova (Hicks)
1985
Nova Hicks Oberle, 66, died Sunday, December 29 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Surviving are two sons, John Bussey of River and Rod Bussey of Berea, KY; four daughters, Peggy Bussey and Toby Howard of Tutor Key, Judy Bussey of River, and Karen O’Rurke of Snellville, GA; and three sisters, Jay Jicks and Mae Hicks of Prestonsburg and Olga Trusty of Garrett. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 1 at 11 a.m. in Stone Coal Regular Baptist Church at Garrett. Banner Mans, Bert Howard and Roger Hicks will officiate at services with burial in Howard Cemetery at Tutor Key. Hall Funeral Home of Martin will be in  of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 1, 1986

  
PRESTON, Vivian
1908-1985
Miss Vivian Preston, 76, died Sunday, December 1, at her Stambaugh residence. Miss Preston was born December 31, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jethro and Louella VanHoose Preston. She was a member of Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving is a sister, Vella Grimm of Stambaugh. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 4 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

   
PRICE, Carl
1926-1985
Carl “Toddy “ Price, 59, died Saturday, December 28 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Price was born December 6, 1926 in Johnson County, the son of Green and Gertrude Fannin Price, and was a resident of Thelma. Surviving are 2 sisters, Eula Castle and Jean Slone both of Thelma.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 31, in Concord United Baptist church with Elders B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery at Thelma. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

  
SALYER, Pearlie (Rowland)
1899-1985
Mrs. Pearlie Salyer, 86, died Dec 15 in St. Clair Medical center in Morehead following an extended illness. Mrs. Salyer was born mar 30, 1899 in Johnson County, the daughter of Armstrong and Cynthia Bolen Rowland. She was a resident of Red Bush and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Freeman Salyer, preceded her in death Oct 26, 1974. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Payler of Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Christine Osterfeld of Miami, FL, Mrs. Opal Williams of Meally and Mrs. Lois Pennington of Red Bush; a brother and sister, Eckell Rowland of Red Bush and Mrs. Dessie Lewis of Elliott County. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec 18, in Enterprise Baptist Church at Red Bush with Rev. Ellis Hamilton and Elder Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Red Bush, Paintsville Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 18, 1985

   
SALYERS, Alta (Spradlin)
1898-1985
Alta Salyers died December 1, in Kettering Memorial Hospital, Kettering, OH. Born September 27, 1898, she was the daughter of Andy and Ellen Cantrell Spradlin. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Hobart Salyers, a brother, Shay Spradlin and a sister, Linnie Lemaster. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Denny (Neva) Watson of St. Petersburg, FL, Billy Salyers, at home, Mrs. Kenny (Oaklee) Edwards, Mrs. Edward (Jean) Pennington, and Mrs. Dale( Betty Jo) Roberts, all of Marine City, OH, Herman Salyer of Salyersville, and Willis Shay Salyers of Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held in the Pentacostal Church on Dec 3 with Revs. Bennie Sutherland, J. C. Parrett officiating. Burial was in Miami Valley Memorial Gardens with Swart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January15, 1986

  
SCOTT, Danny
1963-1985
Danny B. Scott, 22, died December 3, in Martin County. Mr. Scott was born August 4, 1963 in Johnson County. He was a resident of Keaton, a miner and a member of the Protestant Church. He is survived by his wife, Tina Fyffe Scott, and a daughter, Sheena Layne Scott; five brothers, Jerry, Ronnie, Pinky and Bucky Scott, all of Swamp Branch and Lon Scott of Inez; four sisters, Nancy Blair of Hager Hill, Sharon Tackett of Riceville, Leatrice Click of Leander and Teresa Scott of Swamp Branch. Funeral services were held Friday, December 6 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Danny Fannin officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Riceville. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

  
SMITH, Lester
1942-1985
Lester P. Smith, 43, died December 7 in Community Hospital in Springfield, OH. Mr. Smith was born March 3, 1942, in Hazard. He was an employee of Kroger Compnay and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, Lawrence and Bessie Margaret Nease Smith; a son, Greg Smith of Staffordsville; a daughter, Paula Smith of Springfield, OH, three brothers, Charles J. Smith of Fairborn, OH, Gary Wayne Nantz and Harold Lee Nantz of Hazard; five sisters, Nancy Lynn Nantz, Gloria Faye DeBorde and Ella Mae Cornett of Hazard, Joyce Ann Lemaster of Springfield, OH and Lena Louise Clos of Ashland; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 10, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff, Robert Meade and Mike Mounts officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery, under the direction of Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

    
STAFFORD, Osa (Stewart)
1898-1985
Paintsville resident, Osa L. Stafford, 87, died Wednesday, Dec 18, in Highland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stafford was born June 24, 1898, in Lawrence County, the daugher of Joseph Hatton and Emma French Stewart. Her husband, Proctor J. Stafford preceded her in death Nov 23, 1958 (per his obit Nov 16). Surviving are three sons, Bob Stafford of Paintsville, P.J. Stafford of Lexington, and Glenn Stewart Stafford of Traverse City, MI; four daughters, Flo Williams of Paintsville, Pat Griffith of Riceville, Jo Maxson of Traverse City, MI and Jean Cottle of Dayton, OH; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Chet Compton and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1985



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