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JANUARY - 1986

  
 
ADAMS, Bert
1914-1986
Retired miner Bert Adams, 71, died Jan 26, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mr. Adams was born Feb 21, 1914 in Magoffin County, the son of K. B. and Maudie Adams. He was a resident of Tutor Key and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Euncie VanHoose Adams; four sons, Larry Adams of Bim, WV, Donald Adams of Trenton, IL, Rodger D. Adams of Dayton, OH, and James D. Adams of Denver, CO; a brother, Ernest Adams of Waverly, OH; three sisters, Callie Daniels of Paintsville, Ethel Preston and Irene Preston of Tutor key; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan 29 in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Officiating ministers will be James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose. Burial will be in Harry VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1986

   
BAYES, Tollie
1910-1986
Tollie "Todd" Bayes, 75, died Friday, January 31, in his Paintsville residence. Mr. Bayes was born August 25, 1910, in Johnson County the son of Elzie and Gracie Jackson Bayes.  Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Fyffe Bayes; two daughters, Judy Music and Edith Fairchild, both of Staffordsville, a sister, Dixie Joseph of Carey, OH; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 3, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1986

   
BEVINS, William
1892-1986
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 5, for retired mail carrier Willie Bevins, 93. Mr. Bevins died Thursday, Jan 2 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa following an extended illness. He was born May 29, 1892 in Lawrence County, the son of Threman and Julia Lowe Bevins. Mr. Bevins was a resident of Louisa and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Martha Castle Bevins, preceded him in death in May 1985. Surviving are tow sons, Gomer and Aubrey Bevins of Louisa, a daughter, Kathleen Castle of Louisa and a brother Honsel Bevins. Flem Arrowood and Ervin Preston officiated at services in George Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in Mary Church Cemetery at Louisa with Jones Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1986

   
BLACK, Robert
1940-1986
Thelma resident Robert Black, 45, died January 26 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Black was born January 13, 1940 in Indiana, the son of Mary Miller Black and the late Robert Black. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Kathy Hall Black; four sons, Terry Black of Peru, IN, Denny Black of Colorado, Bobby and David Black of Hammond, IN, four daughters, Debbie, Elizabeth and Cindy Keen and Bryian Bettis, all of Thelma; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 30, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Auxier Relocation Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1986

   
BLAIR, Melvin
1910-1986
Melvin Blair, 75, died Jan 12, in Bellbrook, OH following an extended illness. Mr. Blair was born Feb 9, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Samuel and Mary Alice Estep Blair. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nola Mae Tackett Blair; a son, James Blair of Bellbrook; two daughters, Mrs. Freda Davis of Flatwoods and Mrs. Betty Little of Hager Hill; a sister and four brothers, Mrs. Eula Wheeler, Marvin, Major and Chalmer Blair, all of Staffordsville, and Frank Blair of Sitka; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan 16 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 15, 1986

   
BLAIR, Raymond
1933-1986
Raymond H. Blair, 52, died January 18, in Lexington Veterans Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Blair was born August 11, 1933 at Oil Springs, the son of Clara Blair Pennington and the late James Thomas Blair. Surviving are his mother; his step father, Arthur Pennington; 6 step brothers, Paul Pennington of Salyersville, Jack and Keith Pennington of Oil Springs, Douglas Pennington of Springfield, OH, Joe Pennington of Dayton, OH, and Tommy Pennington of Wittensville; 4 step sisters, Billie Howard of Dayton, Betty Lemaster of Cambridge, OH, Sue Conley of Springfield, OH, and Mary Tackett of Xenia, OH; 3 sisters, Kay Shultz of Xenia, Faye Risner and Janet Stapleton, both of Dayton. Funeral services were held January 21 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Melvin Blanton and Elder J. D. Rice officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
BLEVINS, Dorris
1938-1986
Riceville resident Dorris Franklin Blevins, 47, died Monday, Jan 6, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness.  Mr. Blevins was born Feb 11, 1938 in Johnson County, the son of Pluma and Patsy Pelphrey Blevins. He had been a heavy equipment operator for Martiki Coal Company. Surviving are his wife, Judith Griffith Blevins; a son, Todd Franklin Blevins of Paintsville; a step son, Brian Charles Dewire of Riceville; a daughter, Debera C. Witten of Hager Hill; two brothers, Harold Blevins of oil Springs and Roger Blevins of Staffordsville; six sisters, Edith Haley of West Van Lear, Opal Ward and Georgene Salyers of Paintsville, Imogene Paine, Dayton, OH, Neva Whitt of Lexington and Anna Blancett of Staffordsville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan 8, in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with David Castle officiating. Burial will be in Patrick Cemetery at Riceville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1986

   
BOWENS, Miles
1940-1986
Johnson County school bus driver Miles Bowens, 45, died January 29 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Bowens was born April 4, 1940 in Johnson County, the son of Goldie Smith Bowens of Nippa and the late Morgan Bowens. Surviving are his wife, Jane Bowens; a son, Glen Bowens of Washington, DC; two daughters, Tonia and Mary Jo Bowens, both of Nippa; two brothers, Daniel and Johnny Bowens of Maryland; three half brothers, Jack Bowens of Paintsville, Junior Bowens and Kenneth Spence, both of Sitka; and three sisters, Irene Bridgett of Arlington, VA, Opal Staniford of Sitka, and Gladys Middaugh of Tutor Key. Venny VanHoose and Roger VanHoose officiated at services in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, February 1. Burial was in Bowen Family Cemetery at Tutor Key with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1986

   
BROWN, Maymie (Walker)
1895-1986
Mrs. Maymie Walker Brown, 90, died January 17, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville following an extended illness. Mrs. Brown was born March 25, 1895 in Johnson County, the daughter of Rev. John L. and Jenny Combs Walker. She was a resident of Paintsville, a former school teacher and an employee of Citizens National Bank. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband, C. R. Brown, preceded her in death in March 4, 1976. Surviving are seven nieces, Mrs. Carma Burchett and Mrs. Mary Lou Adkins of Paintsville, Mrs. Alka Burchett of Wittensville, Miss Betty Walker of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Maymie Ann Cantrell of Haines City, FL, Mae Rout of Lexington and Carol Beaucala of Covington; and two nephews, Hershell VanHoose of Wittensville and Leon Walker of Stockton, CA. Funeral services held Monday, January 20, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery at Paintsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
CANTRELL, Anon
1900-1986
Retired farmer, Anon Cantrell, 85, died Thursday, Jan 2, in VA Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Cantrell was born May 12, 1900 in Morgan County, a son of Tom and Elizabeth Williams Cantrell. He was a resident of Flat Gap. Surviving are three sons, William Ron Cantrell of NV, Edsel Cantrell of OH, and James Cantrell of IN, six daughters, Bonnie Jarvi, Wilma Litteral, and Dixie Skaggs, all of IN, Carolyn Williams of IL, Marilyn Haney and Angie Keaton, both of Flat Gap; a brother, Mont Cantrell of Morgan County; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 5, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 15, 1986

   
CAUDILL, Thomas
1912-1986
Retired General Motors employee, Thomas Caudill, 73, died Jan 27 in Derby, OH. A former Oil Springs resident, Mr. Caudill was born Dec 9, 1912, the son of James and the late Nola Blair Caudill. He attended the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church. Surviving are his father; his wife, Dora Fairchild Caudill; three sons and daughters in law, David and Sharon Caudill of Mt. Sterling, OH, Dan and Shirley Caudill and Darrell and Betty Caudill of Orient, OH; a daughter and son in law, Alice and Larry Gibson of Orient; a grandson, Keith Caudill; and seven granddaughters, Lorie Frazier, Monda, Stephanie, Stacie and Susan Caudill, and robin and Andrea Gibson; two great granddaughters, Amber and Billijo Frazier; two brothers, Frank Caudill of Jeffersonville, KY and Arnold Caudill of Clay City; and a sister, Viola Caldwell of Jeffersonville. Funeral services were held Jan 30 in Poter's Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, OH with Revs. Charles Smith, Callahan Blanton and Marcus Castle officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery in Mt. Sterling. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 12, 1986

   
CLICK, Manda (Blanton)
1904-1986
Mrs. Manda Click, 81, died Jan 5 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Click was born Jan 24, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Mart and Drucella (Blanton) Blanton. She was a resident of Swamp branch and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Elzie Click, preceded her in death Nov 16, 1979. Surviving are a son, Wayne Click of Leander, two sisters, Marie Click and Reva Caudill of Swamp Branch; two sisters, Joanie Ellen" Sis" Lemaster of Hager Hill and Lillie Blanton of Ashland; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan 7 in Riceville Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Herbert Arms, Donald Ray Caudill and Robert McDavid officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1986

   
DAVIS, James Sr.
1923-1986
James E. Davis, Sr., 62, of Akron, OH, died Sunday, Jan 19 in Middlebury Manor following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born Nov 25, 1923 in Floyd County, the son of John and Mae Williams Rose. He was a retired miner and a member of Akron Baptist Temple. His wife, Geneva Davis, preceded him in death in 1967.. Surviving are a son, James E. Davis, Jr., of Ravenna, OH and a sister, Mary Foster, of Akron, OH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan 21, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Orville Short officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery on Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Jan 29, 1986

   
DEBOARD, Beulah (Roberts)
1923-1986
Beulah E. Debord, 63, died January 25, in her Jeffersonville, IN home. Mrs. Debord was born November 5, 1923, the daughter of William and Willamae Stafford Roberts. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth R. Debord of Miland, TX and Edward L. Debord of Paintsville; a daughter, Carolyn VanHoose of Jeffersonville; a brother and two sisters, Jesse Roberts and Dorothy VanHoose of Paintsville and Betty Jasper of West Virginia; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1986

   
ESTEP, Raymond
1910-1986
Raymond Estep, 75, died January 21 in Knott County Health Center, Hindman, KY.  Mr. Estep was born September 11, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of James and Sadie Stambough Estep. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Neon and the Lonesome Pine Lodge.  He was a former employee of South East Coal Co. and operated his own grocery before retiring.  Surviving are his wife, Lassie Stambough Estep, who he married April 30, 1932 in Paintsville, a son and daughter in law, James and Anna Ruth Estep, all of Mayking, KY.; a brother, Joe Estep of Spokane, Wash, ; 3 sisters, Vivian Grant of Spokane, Rusha Hitchcock of Urbana, OH, and Kathleen Haache of Chestertown, MD; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, KY

   
GEIGER, Marion
1903-1986
Dr. Marion B. Geiger, a Paintsville native, died at the home of his daughter in Champaign, IL on Saturday, January 4, after a brief illness. Dr. Geiger was the son of Orville Cook and Virginia Hager Geiger. He was born September 4, 1903 and graduated from Paintsville High School in 1920. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown College and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He taught briefly at Paintsville High School and Georgetown College before pursuing his graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michigan State University. On December 20, 1928, Dr. Geiger married the former Bonnie Castle Hart of Elizabethtown. They had two children, Bonnie Braxton Loftus of Summitt, NJ and Phyllis Hart Miller of Champaign, IL. Mrs. Geiger preceded her husband in death. They are survived by five grandchildren. Dr. Geiger was the brother of the late Dorothy Geiger Marsh of Paintsville. Following his education, Dr. Geiger was employed throughout his professional career in the chemical industry in Niagara Falls, NY and New York City. He retired several years ago as Executive Vice President of Hooker Chemical Company of New York and London. Memorial services for Dr. Geiger were held in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, January 8 where he was to be interred. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 8, 1980

    
HAGER, Harry
1986
Auxier resident Harry E. Hager, 68, died January 19 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge 890 of Stone. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Nelson Hager; a son, F. Samuel Hager of Auxier; six daughters, Barbara J. Estep of Flat Gap, Lou Alice Gullett of Dayton, OH, Judy Stambaugh of Sitka, Edith H. Ream, Beverly Derossett; and Shawndena Ream, all of Auxier; and two sisters, Minnie Todd of Cuyahoga, OH and Ethel Stanley of Akron, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 22 in the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel under the direction of Nelson- Frazier Funeral Home at Martin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1986

   
HORN, Everett
1905-1986
Funeral services held Sunday, January 19, in Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church for Everett Horn, 80, with Charles Stapleton and M.T. Womack officiating.  Mr. Horn died January 16 at his Staffordsville home. He was born June 5, 1905, in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Julia Salyers Horn. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dessie Spradlin Horn; a daughter, Violet Ruth Dixon of Columbus, OH; two brothers, Walter Horn and Albert Horn, both of Staffordsville; four sisters, Mae Boyd of Hager Hill, June Williams of Manila, Ethel Arnold of New Boston, OH and Elva Leeth of Columbus, OH; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
HOY, Steve
1962-1986
Wittensville resident Steve Hoy, 23, died Sunday, Jan 12, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Mr. Hoy was born Nov 30, 1962, in Canton, OH. He was employed as a hair stylist for Christi Creations and was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his parents, John and Emma Lee Hoy of low Gap, his wife, Vickie Bryant Hoy; a daughter, Stephanie Diana Lee Hoy of Wittensville; his maternal grandfather, Frank Ratliff, his step grandmother, Julia Salyers Ratliff of Bunnell, FL; maternal grandmother, Ruth R. Daniels and step grandfather, Orville Daniels of West Van Lear; and in laws, Johnny and Diana Bryant of Tea Berry; and two step brothers, Marty Shimbell and Scotty Hoy. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Jeffrey Wayne Starner and Ruth Aurilla Hoy. Funeral services were held Jan 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hubert Slone and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Ratliff Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 22, 1986

   
KITCHEN, Robert
1911-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 14 for Robert F. Kitchen, 74. Mr. Kitchen died January 11 at Staffordsville. He was born July 26, 1911, in Jackson County, OH, the son of John R. and Laura Mae Sims Kitchen. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired employee of General Refactories and a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Parnella Kitchen, preceded him in death in 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Blanton of Oil Springs; a brother, Mendell Kitchen of Rio Grande, OH; and two grandchildren. Rev. Richard E. Held officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

   
LYONS, Raymond
1916-1986
Raymond Lyons, 69, died January 16 at his Paintsville home. Mr. Lyons was born December 22, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of Arnold and Mintie Stambaugh Lyons. He was a retired, self-employed dry cleaner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, June Ella Preston Lyons; 2 brothers, Emory Lyons of Ashland and Eual Lyons of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters, Edith Sipple of Hager Hill and Esther Rice of Falcon. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 19, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. James Kelly Caudill and Paul Browning officiating. Burial was in Bascom VanHoose Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
MCFADDIN, Clarence
1921-1986
Paintsville resident Clarence “Chog” McFaddin, 65, died Thursday, January 16 in Hall Medical Center. Mr. McFaddin was born November 4, 1921 in Johnson County, the son of Laud and Nora Collins McFaddin. He was a retired employee of South Central Bell and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Pelphrey, who he married May 30, 1946 in Johnson County; 3 daughters, Nora Arms, Brenda Kay McFaddin and Sharon Smith; a brother and 2 sisters, Donald Eugene McFaddin, Katherine Mason and Mollie Gullett all of Paintsville; 3 grandchildren--Ladonna Arms Scarberry, Gary Paul Daniels, and Jeremiah Smith.  Funeral services were held January 19 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lowell Pelphrey officiating.  Burial was in McFaddin Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
MEEK, Alma
1914-1986
Boons Camp resident Alma Meek, 71, died January 11 at her home. Mrs. Meek was born December 29, 1914 at Boons Camp, the daughter of Lathora and Talitha Ward Meek. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held Monday, January 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in Meek Cemetery at Boonscamp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

   
MEEK, Clarence
1912-1986
Clarence Meek, 73, died January 30, at his Turner Branch home following an extended illness. Mr. Meek was born September 12, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Asa and Mariah Davis Meek. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Tackett Meek, who he married Nov. 28, 1933; 2 sons, Clarence "Whitey" Meek of Nippa and Thomas D. Meek of Paintsville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Russell Renner and Authie Meek both of Port Clint, OH; 3 grandsons; 2 great granddaughters. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 2, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Stapleton and Delbert Music officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1986

   
O'BRYAN, Wayne
1914-1986
Wayne O’Bryan, 71, died January 5 in Pike Community Hospital in Waverly, OH. Mr. O’Bryan was bornDecember 26, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Rosa Salyers  O’Bryan. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Waverly Eagles Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Blanton O'Bryan who he married Nov. 21, 1936; 2 sisters, Mrs. Thurman Spradlin of Derby, OH and Mrs. Warnie Salyers of Leander; 5 grandchildren, Samuel Paul Wagner, John Jeffrey Wagner, Josiah Wayne Wagner, Dinnah Lynn Wagner Holbrook and Juanita K. Horsley Pifer; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 8 in Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly with Bro. Basil Blair officiating. Burial was in Mt. Latham Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

   
PELPHREY, Ruby (Hughes)
1912-1986
Mrs. Ruby H. Pelphrey, 73, died January 11 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. Mrs. Pelphrey was born July 26, 1912, in Johnson County, the daughter of Will and Maude Preston Hughes. She was a resident of Hager Hill, self-employed with Pelphrey's Grocery in Paintsville, a member of the Old Regular Baptist church and Paintsville Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband, V. L. Pelphrey, two sons, Jerry and Paul Pelphrey, both of Hager Hill; two sisters, Alice Walker of Dayton, OH, and Ruth Kasdick of Willow Wick, OH; four brothers, Howard Hughes of Paintsville, Henry Hughes of West Van Lear, Richard Hughes of New Port Richie, FL and Norman Hughes of Hager Hill; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan 14, in Tarklin Old Regular Baptist church in Paintsville. Officiating were Elders John Church, Wardie Craft, Gerald Hopkins and Melvin Wright. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

   
PRESTON, Brent
1962-1986
Brent Alan Preston, 23, died January 25 1986 in Huntington, WV.  Mr. Preston was born February 5, 1962, in Johnson County.  He was a resident of Nippa, an employee of the Carriage House Motor Hotel, and a member of the Baptist Church.  Surviving are his parents, Kenneth and Beulah Ward Preston; a sister, Debbie Lynn Burton of Paintsville; and his grandparents, Shade and Eunice Ward of Paintsville. His paternal grandparents, Garland and Elizabeth Preston preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan 29, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1986

   
RATLIFF, Fredie
1908-1986
Fredie Ratliff, 77, died Wednesday, January 15, in his Staffordsville home. He was born June 28, 1908, in Johnson County, the son of Johnny and Dollie Trimble Ratliff. He was a resident of Staffordsville, a retired employee of Sandy Valley Grocery, and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Pina McKenzie Ratliff, who he married September 26, 1927, in Paintsville; three sons, John Frank, Ernie and Paul Ratliff all of Staffordsville; five daughters, Mary Ratliff, Betty Frisby, Shirley Blanton, and Doris Haney all of Staffordsville and Juanita Faye Williams of Lowmansville; a brother and sister, Gordon Ratliff of Jackson, MI and Gladys Fraley of Paintsville; 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services held January 18 in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Collins, James Crider and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
RICE, Irvin
1886-1986
Paintsville resident Irvin Rice, 99, died Monday, January 6 at his Southside home. Mr. Rice was born November 26, 1886 in Johnson County, the son of Harve and Julia VanHoose Rice. He was a former self employed building contractor and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  His wife, Neva Rice, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 9, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Williams, Dick VanHoose and Herb Arms officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

   
RICE, Russell
1913-1986
Retired merchant Russell Rice, 72, died January 16 at his Collista home. He was born May 25, 1913 in Johnson County, the son of William E. and Allie Nancy Fair Rice and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Stapleton Rice; a brother, Walter Rice of Mt. Sterling, OH; 2 sisters, Mildred Blair of Oil Springs and Daisy Johnson of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
ROBINSON, Larue (Music)
1899-1986
Mrs. Larue Robinson, 86, of East Point, died January 8 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Robinson was born October 29, 1899 in Floyd County, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Lucretia Rice Music. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Bascom J. Robinson preceded her in death November 16, 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Susie Gray of East Point, a brother, Nelson Baldridge of East Point; and three sisters, Priscilla Hager of East Point, Ruth Mellon of Ashland, and Lora Baldridge of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

   
ROSE, Roy
1901-1986
Roy "Spurge" Rose, 84, died Jan 16 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rose was born April 2, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of Ed and Elizabeth Chandler Rose. He was a resident of Flat Gap, a retired cable tool driller for Fyffe and Fyffe Drilling Company and a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Ethel Mae Salyer Rose; a son, Edwin W. Rose of Flat Gap; a daughter, Mrs. Vineleia Sagraves of Staffordsville; a sister, Mrs. Okie Meeks of Catlettsburg; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan 18, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Rose Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 22, 1986

   
ROWE, Mayme (Lemaster)
1914-1986
Mayme Rose, 72, died Sunday, Jan 19, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rowe was born Mar 15, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Suvilla Jones Lemaster and was a resident of Sitka. Surviving are her husband, Andrew Rowe, four daughters, Jewell VanHoose of Sitka, Eloise Picklesimer of Ft. Pierce, FL, Mary Frances Ward of South Charleston, OH and Wilda Castle of Mechanicsburg, OH; a brother, Troy Lemaster, of Milford Center, OH; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan 22, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton, John Meade and Bruce Meade officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Sitka, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 22, 1986

   
SALYER, Vencil
1922-1986
Vencil Salyer, 64, died January 14 at U. K. Medical Center. Mr. Salyer was born September 16, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of Patton and Mary Frances Salyer. He was a resident of Blaine and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Parker Salyer; two sons, Billy Joe Parker of Lakeland, FL, and Michael Shanon Salyer of Blaine; four daughters, Garnett Hitchcock of Paintsville, Bobbie Jo Lowe, Rosemary Salyers and Carlotta Salyers, all of Blaine; two sisters, Juliette Green of Lowmansville and Louella Blevins of Staffordsville; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Sparks Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 22, 1986

   
SCARBERRY, Arnold
1912-1986
Arnold Scarberry, 73, died January 28 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Scarberry was born December 13, 1912 in Johnson County the son of Garfield and Emma Lou VanHoose Scarberry. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired coal miner and a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are a son, James Scarberry of Nippa; a daughter, Jearlene Preston of Tutor Key; a brother, Freddie Scarberry of Nippa; three sisters, Anna Lee VanHoose of Oak Hill, OH, Joyce Baldridge of Springfield, OH, and Gwendlyn Castle of Columbus, OH; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Funeral services held Friday, January 31 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Charles Stapleton and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Roy Meadows Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

   
SHERMAN, Deborah
1955-1986
Deborah Sherman, 30, died Jan 1 in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born April 20, 1955 in Ypsilanti, MI the daughter of Dorothy Goble Sherman and the late Harry Sherman. Surviving in addition to her mother is a brother, Garry Sherman, of Ypsilanti, MI. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1986

   
SHIELDS, Ethel (Burke)
1914-1986
Ethel Burke Shields, 71, died Tuesday, Jan 21, in her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Shields was born Feb 1, 1914 in Johnson County, the daughter of Harrison and Emma Arms Shields. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. Her husband, Oliver Shields, preceded her in death, Jan 28, 1954. Surviving are two children, Oliver Shields of Lexington and Dora Jones of Memphis, TN; two brothers, Elmo Burke of Paintsville and Trixie Adams of East Point. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 23 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with William Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Cumbo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1986

    
SMITH, Thomas
1934-1986
Thomas Smith, 52, died January 26 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born July 6, 1934 in Pike County, the son of Lola Bastic Smith and the late Thomas Smith. He was a resident of Paintsville, a mechanic, a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel. Surviving are his mother, a son, James Thomas Smith of Texas; three sisters, Debbie Stepp of Hager Hill, Sandra Plymale of Pike County and Cheryl Smith of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 30 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Janu’29, 1986

   
SPRADLIN, Elzie
1897-1986
Elzie Spradlin, 87, died Jan 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical center following an extended illness. Mr. Spradlin was born July 30, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Ruben and Nancy Spradlin. He was a resident of Thealka, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Rosie Spradlin, preceded him in death. Surviving is a daughter, Irene Meek of Thealka. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1986

   
STRICKLIN, Minnie (Williams)
1918-1986
Minnie Stricklin, 67, died January 24 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Stricklin was born September 17, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Powell and Malta Stambaugh Williams. She was a resident of West Van Lear, served as sales manager for Sundance in Paintsville and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, David Lee Stricklin of Jackson, MS and William (Bill) Stricklin of Paintsville; a brother and two sisters, Powell Williams, Jr of Nashville, TN, Nina Williams of West Van Lear and Anna Louise Sherman of Winter Park, FL. Funeral services held Monday, January 27 in First Christian Church in Paintsville with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 29, 1986

   
WALLEN, Frances (Ditty)
1924-1986
Frances Wallen, 61, died January 12 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Wallen was born September 9, 1924 in Johnson  County, the daughter of Will and Katherine Ditty. She was a resident of Paintsville, a nurse and a member of the First Methodist Church. Her husband, Ashland Wallen, preceded her in death  in 1979. Surviving are two children, Doug and Nancy Wallen, both of Paintsville; a brother, Cecil Ditty of Delbarton, WV; a sister, Virginia Kelly of Paintsville; two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 14 in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986

   
WELLS, Ashley
1915-1986
Ashley S. Wells, 70, died Jan 26 in Nim Henson Generic Rest Home in Jackson, KY following an extended illness. Mr. Wells was born May 25, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of H. B. and Cynthia Collins Wells. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Reba Blair Wells, preceded him in death. Surviving are a brother and sister, Joe D. Wells and Mrs. Maxie Ramey, both of Van Lear, and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Jan 29 in Daniels Creek Church of Christ with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery at Van Lear with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1986

   
WELLS, Brian
1958-1986
Brian Vinson Wells, 27, of Blaine, died January 24 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital from injuries he received November 8 in an automobile accident. Mr. Wells was born November 23, 1958 in Columbus, OH, a son of Carson and Myrtle M. Wells of Blaine. Also surviving are his wife, Margaret Williamson Wells of Wittensville; two daughters, Lisa Renee Wells of Flatwoods and Briana Machele Wells, at home; a sister, Carolyn Wells, two brothers, Larry Wells and Glenn Wells, all of Blaine; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Wells of Blaine. Funeral services were held January 27 in Caines Creek Church at Blaine with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was in Dave Williams Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1986

   
WELLS, Jeff
1903-1986
Jeff B. Wells, 82, died Jan 27 in Medina Community Hospital. A former Auxier resident, Mr. Wells was born May 4, 1903 in Floyd County, the son of Margaret Webb. He was a retired coal and auto worker and a member of the United Methodist Church. His wife, Lora E. Wells, preceded him in death in 1964. Surviving are four sons, Fred and Forest Douglas Wells of Medina, OH, Samuel Lewis Wells of East Point, and Robert Jeff Wells of Brunswick, OH; a brother, Otis Webb of East Point; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan 30 in Auxier United Methodist Church with T. A. Patton and James Mollette officiating. Burial will be in Auxier Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1986

   
WILLIAMS, Lura (McKenzie)
1908-1986
Mrs. Lura Williams, 77, died Wednesday, January 8, in Dayton, OH. She was born November 2, 1908 in Montgomery County, the daughter of Forrest L. and Mary Crace McKenzie. Her husband, Norman Williams, preceded her in death in 1978.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Garnett Rowland and Geneva Blair of Beaver Creek; 2 brothers, Everett McKenzie of Flat Gap and Virgil McKenzie of Offutt; a sister Julia Williams of Flat Gap; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 15, 1986




 
FEBRUARY - 1986

   
  
  
  
BLACKBURN, Michael Keith
1959-1986
East Point resident Michael Keith Blackburn, 26, died Saturday, February 15, at Hager Hill as the result of an auto accident. Mr. Blackburn was born June 28, 1959, in Johnson County, the son of Tom and Estalene Hatfield Blackburn. Surviving are his parents; three brothers, Larry Blackburn of Nippa, Charles Blackburn and Lloyd Walker Hayden of East Point; three sisters,, Mary Alice Puckett of Meally, Vickie Sue Click of Leander and Glenna Dorise Baldridge of Warsaw, IN; three nieces and four nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1986

     
BLAIR, Iva Joy (Blair)
1920-1986
Mrs. Iva Joy Blair,66, died February 17 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mrs. Blair was born January 3, 1920 in Johnson County, the daughter of  Liss and Lucy Baldwin Blair. She was a resident of Barnetts Creek and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Turrell Blair; 5 sons, Lowell, Rutherford, Charles and Ottis Blair of Oil Springs, and Joe M. Blair of Barnetts Creek; 3 daughters, Garnet Lou Jackson and Phyllis Blair of Barnetts Creek and Sharon Colvin of Denver; 3 brothers, Burlin and James Harrison Blair of Denver, and Dennis Blair of Van Lear;  2 sisters, Mrs. Arlene Castle and Mrs. Fannie May of Paintsville; 21 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 20 in Little Paint United Baptist church at Oil Springs, with Elders Lonza Reed, James Denny Spradlin and Eugene May officiating.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

    
BLAIR, Joe
1909-1986
Joe Blair, 77, died February 28 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mr. Blair was born January 1, 1909, in Johnson County, the son of Leonard and Annie Howell Blair. He was a resident of East Point and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are a brother, Ray Blair of East Point, and five sisters, Hazel Cline and Rushia Blair of Middletown, OH, Ethel Spencer of Portsmouth, OH, Lucy Wright of London, KY and Dora Auxier of East Point. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Lowell Pelphrey, Eddie Young and Bobby Joe Spears officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1986

    
BLAIR, Pearlie (Tackett)
1902-1986
Funeral services were held Friday, February 21 in Paintsville Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Pearlie Blair, 84. Mrs. Blair died February 19 at the home of her sister, June Conley, of Nippa, following an extended illness. She was born January 13, 1902, in Johnson County, the daughter of Samuel and Delilah Osborne Tackett. She was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Bill Blair, preceded her in death, April 15, 1980.  Surviving are 2 sons, James E. Young of Wittensville and Flem Osborne, Jr of Stambaugh; a daughter, Kathleen Osborne of Paintsville; 2 brothers, Flem Tackett of Springfield, OH and Ray Tackett of Thealka; 3 sisters, Collista Kitchen of Springfield, June Conley of Nippa and Flossie McFaddin of Paintsville; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Revs. John Frank Ratliff and Roger Hill officiated at services with burial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

    
BLEVINS, Elisha
1920-1986
Staffordsville resident Elisha Blevins, Jr, 66, died Tuesday, February 25, in Hall Medical Center. Mr. Blevins was born February 17, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of Elisha and Sarah Elizabeth Craft Blevins. He was a retired construction operator and a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Marie Hall Blevins, preceded him in death November 3, 1978. Surviving are two sons, Hershell and Ronald Eugene Blevins, both of Staffordsville; four daughters, Sandy Jolly of Colorado, Latona Ann Crider and Nita Gail Coots of Staffordsville, and Elizabeth Jean Crislip of Oak Hill, OH; a brother, Wayne Blevins of Paintsville; and two sisters, Beechie McKenzie and Shirley King of Staffordsville. Funeral services held Thursday, February 27, in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church with Bob Collins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 5, 1986

    
BOYD, Earl
1912-1986
Earl Boyd of Mansfield, OH formerly of Johnson County, died Monday Feb 3, in Mansfield General Hospital after a short illness. Born April 9, 1912, Mr. Boyd had lived in Mansfield since 1951. He was a member of Stone Valley United Baptist Church and was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle Ward Boyd and a son, Earl, Jr. Surviving are his wife, Mable Hamilton Boyd; three sons, Mose Keneth Boyd, James Morris Boyd and Guy Forest Boyd, all of Mansfield; one daughter, Delores Boyd Scott; ten grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Boyd of Williamsport; one sister, Sophia Alice Travis of Troy, OH; and his stepfather, James Penix. Services were held Feb 7 in Stone Valley United Baptist Church with Elders Doug Ward, Cotton Hackworth, Homer Church and Orville Castle officiating. Burial was in Lantz Cemetery in Mansfield, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 12, 1986

    
BROWN, Marie (Goble)
1907-1986
Marie Brown, 78, died February 15 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born April 20, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Nancy Rice Goble, and a resident of Leander. Her husband, Hershell Brown, preceded her in death September 7, 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Kay Mead of Boons Camp a sister, Effie Hackworth of Blue Creek, OH; and a granddaughter, Katrina Mead of Boons Camp. Funeral services held Tuesday, February 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Milam and Donald Yeager officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 19, 1986

    
DAVIS, Cora (Rowland)
1906-1986
Cora Rowland Davis, 78, died February 3 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Davis was born December 5, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Richard Rowland and Sara Estep. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Hubert Davis, preceded her in death August 26, 1982. Surviving are four sons, Eugene Davis of Sitka, Delno Davis of Fargo, ND, Hubert Davis, Jr., of Louisville and J. V. Reed of Meally, a daughter, Charlene Rose of Mt. Sterling; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 5 at 10 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with C. C. Hall, Charles Banks and Cecil Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 1986

     
GULLETT, Earl
1910-1986
Earl Gullett, 75,  of Moraine, OH, a former resident of Oil Springs, died Monday, February 10, at the Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Gullett was born in Magoffin Co., on August 28, 1910, and resided at Oil Springs until moving to Moraine in 1964. He was a retired employee of Frigidare, a division of GM and a member of the Pentecostal Church in Dayton. He was preceded in death by one son, Raymond H. Gullett.  Surviving are his wife, Ruby Jackson Gullett; four sons, Willie M. Gullett of Medway, OH, Earl D. Gullett of Fairborn, OH, Dale W.  (Wayne) Gullett of Lorraine, OH and Bobby L. Gullett of Englewood, OH; a daughter Betty Shearer of Nicholasville; a brother, Mitchell Gullett of Reeseville, OH; a sister, Mavis Perkins of Monroe, MI and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 12 in Dryden Road Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Miami Valley Memory Garden with Swart Funeral Home of West Carrollton, OH in charge of arrangements. intsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

     
HONEYCUTT, Kelsie
1936-1986
Hager Hill resident, Kelsie Honeycutt, 49, died Friday, Feb 14. Born April 26, 1936, in Johnson County, he was the son of Johnny and Angeline Webb Honeycutt. Surviving are his wife, Anna Louise Picklesimer Honeycutt; two sons, Randy Honeycutt of Staffordsville; and Danny Honeycutt of Hager Hill, two daughters, Sandra Castle of Nippa and Linda Blanton of Hager Hill; two brothers, Chalmer Honeycutt of Columbus, OH and Robert Honeycutt of Blaine; two sisters, Margaret Craft and Elsie Fitch of Meally; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and Willard VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Spradlin Cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 18, 1986

     
HOWARD, H. M. "Hobe"
1897-1986
Paintsville businessman, H. M. "Hobe" Howard, 88, died February 5 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Howard was born August 9, 1897 in Magoffin County, the son of William and Phoebe Arnett Howard. Surviving are a son, William "Bill" Howard of Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Nancy H. Archer of Melbourne, FL and Marilyn H. Crowe of Tucson; a sister, Beulah Gallbramer of Charlotte, NC; one grandchild. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

    
JONES, David
1901-1986
Sitka resident, David Jones, 84, died Wednesday, February 19, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born in Johnson County, May 17, 1901, the son of Brownlo and Carlinia Brown Jones. His wife, Lizzie Jones, preceded him in death in May 1975. Surviving are five sons, Paul Jones of Sitka, Hollie and David Jones, Jr., of Flat Gap, Leslie and Rollie Jones, of Wabash, IN; five daughters, Opal Addison and Mollie Penix of Wabash, Leath Burke and Numia Campbell of Sitka, and Paula Castle of McArthur, OH; two brothers, Lyman Jones of Lima, OH and Docky Jones of Louisa; 58 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Ross Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

     
JONES, Lemmie Jones
1899-1986
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 26, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church at Sitka for Lemmie Jones, 86. Mr. Jones died February 23 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born September 18, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of A. R. and Sarah Blevins Jones. He was a self employed merchant and mine operator and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, Curtis Jones of Sitka; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vivian Conley and Mrs. Jessie Mapes both of Springfield, OH. John Frank Meade, Ellis Hamilton, and Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial was in family cemetery at Sitka. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

      
LEMASTER, George Franklin
1914-1986
George Franklin Lemaster, 72, died Tuesday, February 4 in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness. Mr. Lemaster was born January 6, 1914 at Barnetts Creek, the son of Alfred and Hattie Lemaster. He was a resident of Cardington, OH, a retired employee of Central OH Welding and a member of the Old Union United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Rice Lemaster who he married Jan. 18, 1936 in Johnson County; 2 sons, Carl Franklin and George Coleman Lemaster of Cardington; 2 daughters, Caroline Dunlap and Vickie Coleman of Cardington; 4 brothers, Richard Lemaster of Berea, Ed Lemaster of Ashland, Elmer Lemaster of Reynoldsburg, OH and Herbert Lemaster of Florida; 2 sisters, Frances Deemer of Marion, OH and Tressie Lykins of Beaver, OH; 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, February 7, in Old Union United Baptist church with James Kelly Caudill and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

     
LEWIS, Mitchell
1912-1986
Mitchell Lewis, 73, died February 7 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Lewis was born July 4, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Hillard G. and Martha Hall Lewis. He was a resident of Whitehouse and a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Mable Lemaster Lewis; four sons, Hillary and Jeffery Lewis of Whitehouse, David Lewis of Louisa, and Joe Lewis of Thelma; a foster son, Phillip Meek, Jr., of Whitehouse; three daughters, Judy Blair of Prestonsburg, Betty Genter of Dayton, OH, and Joy Audas of Whitehouse; a sister, Vivian Music of Detroit, MI; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 9 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Steele officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Family Cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

    
LITTON, Goldie (Litton)
1941-1986
Goldie Litton, 44, died Friday, February 21, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Litton was born April 2, 1941 in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Josie Caudill Austin. She was a resident of Meally. Surviving are her husband, Howard Litton; three sons, David, Bobby and Gary Litton of Meally; four brothers, Michael Ray, Woodrow, and James Austin, all of Paintsville, and Paul Austin of Warsaw, IN; and five sisters, Victoria Niccum of Manchester, IN, Francis Morgan of Columbus, OH, Dimple McCarty of London, OH, Dosha Clemons and Judy Jenkins, both of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

    
MAY, William D. (Dave)
1986
Rev. William D. (Dave) May, age 74, of Dayton, OH died Wednesday, February 5 in Miami Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ella, four sisters, Mrs. Mary Wells, Mrs. Harry (Martha) Fiegly, and Mrs. Russell (Elizabeth) Ratliff, all of Dayton, and Mrs. Ben (Ella Ruth )Taylor of Charleston, WV; three brothers, Paul G. of Hager Hill, Silas M. and wife, Fay of Matheny, WV and John R. of Anderson, IN, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was co-pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God in Dayton. He was retired from Delco Products after 18 years of service. Funeral services were held Friday, February 7 at the Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton. Interment was in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

      
MONTGOMERY, Samuel
1909-1986
Samuel Montgomery, 76, of Flat Gap, died February 8, at 10:15 p.m. at his home. He was born February 20, 1909 at Falcon, the son of Lee and Cora Conley Montgomery. A member of the Stinson Freewill Baptist Church, he served with the U. S. Navy during W.W. II. Survivors include his wife, Theda Montgomery, one daughter, Gereva Rose, and two granddaughters, Sandra Montgomery and Hattie Gayle Montgomery, all of Falt Gap. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 11, in the Prater and Dunn Chapel with John Frank Meade, Herald Salyer and Joe Carroll officiating. Buial was in the Bluegrass Cemetery at Salyersville with Prater and Dunn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

     
MUSIC, Hulda (Fairchild)
1904-1986
Hulda Music, 82, died Wednesday, February 19 at her Hager Hill residence. Mrs. Music was born January 20, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jim and Polly Ratliff Fairchild. Her husband, Irvin Music, preceded her in death September 25, 1971. Surviving are three sons, Howard Music of Hager Hill, Billy Music of Ashville, OH, and James E. Music of Columbus, OH; a daughter Lucille Spradlin of Hager Hill; 16 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Bill Ford and Billy D. Ford officiating. Burial was in Music Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

     
PICKLESIMER, Herschel
1918-1986
Herschel Picklesimer, 68, died Monday, February 17, at his home following a lengthy illness with cancer. Mr. Picklesimer was born February 9, 1918, in Paintsville, the son of Dorman and Rebecca Slone Picklesimer. He was a resident of Berlin Center, OH and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Helen Salyer Picklesimer, who he married Feb 15, 1941; a son, Kenneth R. Picklesimer of New Waterford, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Wise of Houston, TX; five brothers, Paul Picklesimer of West Van Lear; R. J. Picklesimer of Lynchburg, VA, Clifford Picklesimer of South Charleston, WV, Dorman Picklesimer, Jr. of Mills, MA and B. J. Picklesimer of Columbus, OH; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Hampton of Lexington, Mrs. Minerva Auxier of South Charleston, Mrs. Jean Spears and Mrs. Neva Harter of Columbus, and Mrs. Edna Dietrich of Ironton, OH; 7 grandchildren and one great son. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb 21 in the Layne Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH, Burial will be in Eckis Cemetery in Lake Milton, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 19, 1986

    
PICKLESIMER, Paris
1907-1986
Paris Picklesimer, 78, died Sunday, Feb 16, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Picklesimer was born Aug 30, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of W. R. and Ida Howard Picklesimer, and was a resident of Swamp branch. Surviving are his wife, Lola Blanton Picklesimer; a son, Phillip Blanton of Waldo, OH; a daughter, Glenna Tackett of Swamp Branch; a brother, Payne Picklesimer of Dayton, OH; seven sisters, Prudence Roberts of IN, Pinky Prater of Paintsville, Priscilla Roberts, Pansy Patrick, Pamalee Alexander, Pearl and Pauline Wood, 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating ministers will be Donald Ray Caudill and Dick VanHoose. Burial will be in Pete Bayes Cemetery at Swamp branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 19, 1986

    
PUCKETT, Luther
1906-1986
Luther Puckett, 79, died Feb 1 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center.  Mr. Puckett was born July 4, 1906 in Magoffin County, the son of William and Evelyn Puckett. He was a resident of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Mary Tackett Puckett; a son , James Henry Puckett of Paintsville; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb 4, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Feb 5, 1986

   
RATLIFF, Milt
1905-1986
Milt Ratliff, 80, died February 23 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Ratliff was born March 27, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Fred and Laura Ratliff. He was a resident of Thealka, a retired coal miner and a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Grace Collins Ratliff; two sons, Paul Ratliff of Ashland and Roger Ratliff of Florence; a daughter, Margaret Ann Fitch of Thealka; a half sister, Evelyn Kershaw of Sturgiss, MI; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held February 26 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

    
SKIDMORE, Harry
1918-1986
Harry Skidmore, 67, died Friday, February 4, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Skidmore was born August 24, 1918 in Centralia, WV, the son of Earl and Ruth Coberly Skidmore. He was a resident of Thealka and a retired employee of Meade Nursery. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nettie Arms Skidmore, and a brother and sister; Robert Skidmore of Werton, WV and Dollie Gram of New Athens, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17 in Hager Hill Freewill Baptist church with Charles Banks and Bill Meadows officiating. Burial was in Skidmore Cemetery at Thealka, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Frank Castle, Terry Castle, Ken Centers, Roy Salyers, Jerry Taylor and Jeff Ward. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986

   
WILLIAMS, Roger Douglas
1980-1986
Oil Springs resident Roger Douglas Williams, age 5, died February 6 at Red Bush. He was born July 23, 1980, in Floyd County, the son of Roger and Betty Curtis Williams of Oil Springs. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Veroneca L. Williams of Oil Springs, maternal grandparents, Lundie and Verla Mae Wright Curtis; and paternal grandparents, Langley and Ethel Gullett Williams. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 9, in Caudill Fork United Baptist Church with Elders Ruthford Blair, Eulas Adams, Phillip Caudill and Jerry McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

     
WISZNIEWSKI, Mike
1986
Mike Wiszniewski, 68, died February 7 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Wiszniewski was born in Williamsport, PA, the son of Josephine Turzanski Wiszniewski and the late Frank Wiszniewski. He was a retired veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Gladys E. Music Wiszniewski; a son, Frank Wiszniewski of Paintsville; two daughters, Victoria Earl of Killine, TX and Lisa Spivey of East Point; a brother Edd Wiszniewski of Phoenix, AZ; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery and Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

   
WORKMAN, Freddie
1931-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Freddie Workman, 54. He died February 8 at his Whitehouse home. Mr. Workman was born July 12, 1931 in Lawrence County, the son of Opal Stafford Workman and the late Oakley Workman. He was a member of Richardson Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Billie Workman; four sons, Farrell, Randy, Dale and Freddie, Jr., all of Whitehouse; two daughters, Faye Workman Butcher and Billie Workman, of Whitehouse; two brothers, Thurman Workman of Whitehouse and Don Workman of Woodman, MI; and two grandchildren. William Harshbarger officiated at services with burial in Workman Family cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 12, 1986

   
WRIGHT, Curtis
1986
Elder Curtis Wright, 74, of Lucasville, died Saturday, February 1, at his Ohio home following a long illness. A native of Floyd County and a Scioto County residence since 1956, he was a self-employed carpenter and a member and moderator for 23 years of Candy Run United Baptist Church. He also was a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge 465. His first wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lemaster Wright, died in 1956. Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Lula Mae Montgomery Wright; two sons, Mack of Waverly and Lowell of Huntsville; two stepsons, Wayne Gilliland of Columbus and Larry Gilliland of Plain City; three daughters, Mrs. Cleo Wood of Saucier, MS and Mrs. Della Rigsby and Carolyn Murray both of Waverly; a step daughter, Mrs. Loretta Murray of Lucasville; two half brothers, Clyde and Gene Collins, both of Dayton; a sister, Nannie Sparks of Paintsville; a half sister, Marie Stevens of Waco, TX; 29 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 3, with Elders Ralph Phipps, Francis Blair, and Arvil Murray, Jr., officiating. Interment was in Chandler Cemetery in Pike County. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 26, 1986





 
MARCH - 1986

   
  
ADAMS, Oren Kelly
1986
Retired miner Oren Kelly Adams, 85, died March 15 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Adams was the son of Matthew Adams and Mary K. Mannon. He was a resident of East Point and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Trixie Williams Adams; a son,  Oren Tommy Adams of Holiday, FL; two step sons, Charles Hale of Pineville and Homer Hale, Jr., of Michigan; four daughters, Vivian Hazlette of Hager Hill, Erma Payne of Lakewills, FL, Lucille Allen of Paris and Billy Jo Melton of Addison, MI; two step daughters, Doris Beverly of Michigan and Joy Oney of East Point; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1986

   
AKERS, Osie (Conley)
1897-1986
Osie Conley Akers, 88, died March 27 in Madison, IN. Mrs. Akers was born December 4, 1897 in Floyd County, the daughter of William A. and Arminta Alice Rice Conley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Russell Akers preceded her in death.  Surviving are a daughter, Pauline Patrick of Madison, IN; 3 sisters, Vertrice Howard of Tucson, AZ, May McCloud of Bonne, NC, and Maxine Goble of West Van Lear; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services held Tuesday, April 1,  in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
BAYES, Ilean (Fairchild)
1913-1986
Hager Hill resident Ilean Bayes, 72, died March 30 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. She was born July 13, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of Dick and Vesta Cantrell Fairchild and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Larry Joe Bayes, of Hager Hill; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 2, in Jones- Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Sammy Casebolt officiating. Burial was in Bayes Family cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
BLAIR, Edward Blair
1907-1986
Edward J. Blair, 79, died March 26, in Vinton, OH. He was born March 23, 1907, in Johnson County, the son of Frank and Lumie Webb Blair, and was a retired electrician. Surviving are his wife, May Sinnette; a son, James Franklin Blair of Duluth, GA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James A. Davis officiating. Burial was in Blair Cemetery at Hager Hill. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

   
BLANTON, Herbert Blanton, Jr.
1924-1986
Herbert Blanton, Jr, 62, died March 28 in Highlands Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Blanton was born March 15, 1924, at Oil Springs, the son of Hade and Mahalia Jackson Blanton. He was a resident of Leander, a welder and miner for Homer Short & Company and a member of the Ballott Pentecostal Church. Surviving are his wife, Edna Carol May Blanton; two daughters, Janet Marlene Hannah and Judith Diane Colvin of Leander; a brother, Bob Blanton of Bleva, WV; three sisters, Lura Blanton of Oil Springs, Ressie Blanton of Louisa, and Lucy Carrick of Fairborn, OH; four grandchildren. Funeral services held Monday, March 31, in Freewill Baptist Church at Riceville with Revs. Herbert Arms and Herbert Lee "Don" Fairchild officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

   
BLANTON, Nellie (P'Simer) Conley
1986
Mrs. Nellie P'simer Conley Blanton, 78, of Ashland, died Sunday afternoon, March 23 in King's Daughters' Hospital. Mrs. Blanton was formerly a resident of Johnson County and was a member of the First Christian Church of Paintsville. She is survived by one son, William E. Conley and wife, Sarah, of Tampa, FL, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren, one brother, Lloyd P'simer of Dallas, TX, and three sisters, Hazel Cooper of South Point, OH, Rebecca Turner of Dayton, OH, and Tempest Danner of Vanceburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Fonzie Blanton, and a son, Robert Earl Conley. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 26, in the John Steen Funeral Home of Ashland. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

    
BLANTON, Verna Blanton (Holbrook)
1913-1986
Funeral services held Sunday, March 30, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Verna Lee Blanton, 72.  Mrs. Blanton died March 27 in J.J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa. She was born August 8, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Harry and Sarah Rowland Holbrook and was a resident of Oil Springs.  Surviving are a son, Andy Blanton, Jr of Oil Springs and Arnold Blanton of Covington; a brother and sister, Denise Holbrook of Wheelwright and Elizabeth Barker of Stanville; nine Grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Chet Compton officiated at services with burial following in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

   
CASTLE, Robert
1931-1986
 Rev. Robert D. "Bob" Castle, 54, died March 23 in his Wittensville home. Mr. Castle was born June 10, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of Corbitt and Ethel Huff Castle. He was a retired mill worker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Hampton Castle; four sons, Rodney Castle of Marrow, OH, David Castle of Middletown, OH, Phillip Castle and Derrick Castle of Wittensville; two daughters,  Debra Alsip of Middletown and Diana Richie of Wittensville; and 15 grandchildren. Also, four brothers, Charles Castle of MI, Earl Castle of Luzon, AZ, Nolan Castle of Dayton, OH and Kenneth Castle of West Van Lear; and five sisters, Oneida Witten of Logan, WV, Mary Dixon of New Lebanon, OH, Sharon Hannah of Hager Hill, Sandi Castle of Wittensville and Donna McCarty of Oil Springs. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. James Kelly Caudill and Bill Meadows will officiate at services with burial in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville..
Paintsville Herald, March 26, 1986 

   
CHANDLER, Hansel
1903-1986
Stambaugh resident Hansel Chandler, 82, died Sunday, Mar 9, in Paul B. Hall Medical center. Mr. Chandler was born Mar 18, 1903, in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Melana Chandler. He was a retired employee of Paintsville Grocery and a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. His wife, Martha Meadows Chandler, preceded him in death Nov 13, 1984. Surviving are two sons, Ray Chandler of Columbus, OH and Donald Dean Chandler of Pataskala, OH; three daughters, Joann Salyer of Stambaugh, Edith Mae McKenzie of Columbus, OH and Margie Sturgill of Delaware, OH; three brothers, Jason Chandler of Thealka, Phillip Chandler of Springfield, OH, and Norman Chandler of TN; and a sister Clara Castle of Springfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mar 12 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Eual McKenzie, John G. Pelphrey and Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Mar 19, 1986

   
CONLEY, John
1903-1986
John Conley, 82, died March 18 at his Staffordsville home. Mr. Conley was born June 17, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Alfonzo and Phoeba Rice Conley. He was a retired farmer and miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F. & AM. His wife, Alma Fairchild Conley preceded him in death March 30, 1984. Surviving are a son, Wallace Conley of Staffordsville; two daughters, Mrs. Helen McKenzie of Meally and Miss Ruth Conley of Staffordsville; a brother, Elmer Conley of Staffordsville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 21, in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church at Staffordsville with Revs. Harold Conley, David Blackburn and Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
CONLEY, Sherman
1902-1986
Sherman S. Conley, sr. of Carey, OH died Thursday, Mar 13 in Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky, OH, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held Monday, Mar 17, in Beach Funeral Home in Carey with Rev. Carl Erwin and Harley Duncan officiating. Burial was in Zion Bloom Cemetery in Vanlue, OH. Mr. Conley was born Nov 1, 1902 in Magoffin County, the son of Blackburn and Stella Adams Conley. He married June Conley on April 27, 1921, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Victor of Upper Sandusky and Sherman, Jr. of Vanlue, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Buretta) Caudill of Delaware, OH, and Mrs. Hansel (Anna Lee) Caudill of Carey, OH; 17 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Also four brothers, Floyd of Plain City, Henry of Sunbury, OH, Wayde of Dayton, OH and Wayne of Falcon, KY; and two sisters, Mrs. Dairl (Betty) Morehart of Phoenix, AZ and Mrs. Roscoe (Sina) Lewis of Staffordsville. He was preceded in death by a son and daughter and six grandchildren. Mr. Conley was a laborer in the Van Lear coal mines for many years and later for the National Lime and Stone Company in Carey. He attended Ridge Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Vanlue. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

   
HELTON, Greenville
1905-1986
Greenville Helton, 80, died March 3 in his Staffordsville home. Mr. Helton was born April 13, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Bascom and Addie Rule Helton.  He was owner and operator of Helton Maytag Company of Staffordsville. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Wheeler Helton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jane Griffith of Ironton, OH and Mrs. Lucinda Barnett of Flatwoods; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, March 7, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tobe Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

   
HUGHES, Carolyn Sue
1986-1986
Carolyn Sue Hughes, infant daughter of George and Carolyn Mildred Davis Hughes of East Point, died March 13 in UK Medical Center in Lexington. Other survivors are her grandparents, Rosie Davis of East Point and Francis Hughes of Lexington. Funeral services were held March 16 in Burke Cemetery at Barnetts Creek with Jerry Castle officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1986

   
KIMBLER, Chester
1986
Chester Kimbler, 68, of Marysville, OH, formerly of Johnson County, died Sunday, March 16. He is survived by his wife, Jewell Jones Kimbler, one son, Ronnie R. Kimbler  and one daughter, Emma Jean Kimbler, both of Marysville. Burial was in Milford Center Cemetery, Marysville. Ingram Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
KIMBLETON, Gordon James
1933-1986
Gordon James Kimbleton, 53, died Monday, March 18 in his Lawrenceburg home. Mr. Kimbleton was born March 12, 1933 in Johnson County, the son of Kennel and Hazel Smith Kimbleton. He was employed as a security guard for Pennel Systems, was a member of the United Methodist Church and a U. S. Army veteran. Surviving are his mother, Hazel Kimbleton of Paintsville; wife, Rosalina Saveedo Kimbleton; two sons, James David Kimbleton, U. S. Navy, stationed in Connecticut, and Richard Gordon Kimbleton, of Lawrenceburg; a daughter Coralee Kimbleton of Crown Point, IN; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Capt. Gerald Bauch officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
LITTERAL, Bill
1919-1986
Former City Council member Bill Litteral, 67, died Wednesday, March 5 in his home following an extended illness. Mr. Litteral was born January 29, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Goldie Litteral. He was a resident of Paintsville, and was owner of Litteral’s Restaurant. Surviving are his wife, Lelah Amburgery  Litteral; two step sons, Jimmy D. Combs of Thelma and Wayne D. Combs of East Point; a daughter, Billie Jean Music of East Point; one step daughter, Georgia Sizemore, Semmes, AL; three grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 7 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

   
MEADE, Marshall "Bud"
1922-1986
Marshall “Bud” Meade, 63, died March 27 at his Nippa home. He was born April 8, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of Milt and Lena Dale Meade. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Justice Meade; 4 sons, Paul A. Meade of Tutor Key, James Marshall Mead, Charles Lee Meade and Greg Meade all of Nippa; 2 daughters, Charlotte Burns of Tutor Key and Ventia Powers of Prestonsburg; a brother, Homer Meade of Nippa; a sister, Magadline Adkins of Wittensville; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 30, in Tom’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, Dick VanHoose and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

   
PATRICK, Flossie (Burke)
1904-1986
Mrs. Flossie B. Patrick, 81, died March 20, in her Betsy Layne home following an extended illness. Mrs. Patrick was born June 2, 1904 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Horne Burke. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Tom Patrick, preceded her in death September 25, 1968. Surviving are a step son, Tom Patrick, Jr., of Fostoria, OH and a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Richardson of Betsy Layne; a sister, Mrs. Gladys B. Preston of Frankfort; four grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 23, in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Rev. Cohen Campbell and Bob Lyons, officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery at Denver with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

PHELPS, Bruce
1905-1986
Bruce Phelps, 81, died March 22 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Phelps was born January 20, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Trivilla Webb Phelps. He was a resident of Van Lear; a retired coal miner and a member of the East Point Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Laura Belle Webb Phelps; two sons, Densil Phelps of Ft. Myers, FL and Bruce A. Phelps of South Shore; two daughters, Marthaleen Preston of Williamsport and Ernestine Blair of Clarksville, TN; a sister, Frankie Short of Van Lear; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
POPE, Lenore (Butcher)
1907-1986
Lenore Butcher Pope, 79, died March 11 at her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Pope was born February 17, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Meade Butcher. She was a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are her husband, Arthur E. Pope, two sons, Arthur Pope, Jr. of Lanconia, IN and Charles S. Pope of Apple Valley, Ca; three daughters, Isabelle Schod of Wheatland, WY, Elizabeth Barker of Wabash, IN, and Vivian Bland of Woodbury, MN; a brother, Frank Butcher of Riverside, CA; a sister Ruth Sparks of Thealka; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services held March 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Clifford Austin and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1986

   
REYNOLDS, Virgie (Sturgill)
1898-1986
Mrs. Virgie Reynolds, 87, died March 23 in Dettmer Hospital in Troy, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Reynolds was born October 2, 1898 in Johnson County, the daughter of M. F. “billy” and Elizabeth Sturgill. She was a member of the Troy Gospel Tabernacle. Her husband, William R. “Willie” Reynolds, preceded her in death November 8, 1967. Surviving are five sons, John Reynolds of St. Paris, OH, Thomas E. and James Reynolds of Piqua, OH, Harvie Gene and Robert Reynolds of Troy, OH; six daughters, Gegie Anderson of Rossburg, OH, Eula Ratcliff of Casstown, OH, Sarah Eaves of Pampa, FL, Opal Richardson of Tipp City, OH, Barbara McKenzie of Medway, OH, and Patsy Rowland of Mansfield, OH; 44 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also, two brothers, Clifford Sturgill of Thealka, and Millard F. Sturgill, Jr., of Lorraine, OH, and four sisters, Lucina Collins of Salyersville, Sarah Rhoads of South Charleston, OH, Geneva Castle of Barnetts Creek and Margie Robbins of Jenkins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Revs. Tommy Reynolds and Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
ROBINSON, Ernest
1898-1986
Funeral services were held Monday, March 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ernest Robinson, 87. Mr. Robinson died March 22 in his East Point home. He was born July 18, 1898, in Floyd County, the son of William James and Rebecca Music Robinson. He was a retired employee of Pontiac Motors. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Wells Robinson; two sisters, Alma Baldridge of Pittsburg, PA and Effie Watkins of East Point. Roy Tincher and Dewey Earl Music officiated at services with burial in Robinson Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
ROSS, Buford
1941-1986
ROSS, Buford,45, died March 8 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center. Mr. Ross was born March 18, 1941 in Carter County, the son of Ernest and Taxie Bailey Ross and was a resident of Flat Gap. Surviving are a brother, William Ross of Chicago, IL; and two sisters,Ernestine Cope of Paintsville and Mary Kelly of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was inHighland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, March 12, 1986

   
ROWE, Bunia (Preston)
1923-1986
ROWE, Bunia (Preston), 63, died at her South Point, OH home March 2. She was the daughter of Sammie and Malta Short Preston of Meally. She was a member of the Buffalo United Baptist Church.  Her husband, Walter Rowe of Huntington, WV preceded her in death in February, 1983.  Surviving are a daughter, Connie Belcher of Huntington; a son, Mike Preston, stationed in Germany; 3 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Ervin Preston of River, Lafe Preston of Xenia, OH and Arthur Preston of Huntington; 2 sisters, Mildred Chatman and Ruie Preston of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986  Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Bunie Preston was born on 2/6/1923 in Johnson County, KY

   
SALYER, Teresa (Estep)
1889-1986
Mrs. Teresa Salyer, 96, died March 11 at the Flat Gap home of her son, Trimble Salyer. Mrs. Salyer was born April 25, 1889, in Johnson County, the daughter of Bill and Sarah Sparks Estep. She was a member of the Flat Gap Baptist Church. Her husband, Wallace Salyer, preceded her in death in 1967. Surviving are two sons, Trimble Salyer of Flat Gap and Lundy Salyer of Hilliard, OH; two daughters, Ethel Rose of Flat Gap and Irene Beaver of Hilliard; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren; and a half brother, Theodore Osborne, of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1986

   
SLONE, Augusta (Harris)
1903-1986
Augusta (Harris) Slone was born May 23, 1903 in Morgan County, and died March 25, 1986 in Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus, OH. She was the daughter of the late Ellen (Lemaster) Harris and John Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Slone in 1972, a brother and two sisters, Ronald Harris, Reva Harris and Hazel Fyffe.  Surviving are a daughter and son in law, Jean and McCarty of Hilliard, OH; 3 grandchildren, David and Doris McCarty of Marysville, OH, Tim and Debi McCarty of Amlin, OH, and Kimberly McCarty of Hilliard; 2 great grandchildren, Joshua and Megan McCarty of Marysville; 4 sisters, Nettie Ellison, Ruie Harris and Dorothy Pack all of Florida, and Kathryn Hamilton of Ashland. Funeral services were held March 27 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with  Elders Tommy Bailey, Lonza Reed and Charles Smith officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 2, 1986

   
SMITH, Zora Margaret(Hamilton)
1904-1986
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church for Zora Margaret Smith, 81. Mrs. Smith was born October 22, 1904 in Johnson County the daughter of William W. and Pearlie Hall Hamilton. She was a resident of Red Bush. Her husband, Jeff Smith preceded her in death in 1965. Surviving are a son, William Jeff Smith of Red Bush; five daughters, Nora Sparks of Red Bush, Ethel Ratliff of Staffordsville, Finetta Blevins of Fairborn, OH, Gay Skaggs of Columbus, OH and Doris Pelphrey of Keaton; three brothers, Wallace Hamilton of Seattle, WA, William L. Hamilton of Ft. Wayne, IN,  and Charles Hamilton of Columbus, OH; a sister, Rose Blevins of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Willard Bailey, Paul Keaton and Danny Fannin will officiate at services in Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Red Bush, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

   
TRIMBLE, Hannah Trimble (Ward)
1908-1986
Mrs. Hannah Jean Trimble, 77, died March 21 in her Hager Hill home. Mrs. Trimble was born March 22, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of John Morgan and Mary Sammons Ward. She was a retired teacher for the Paintsville City Schools and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her husband, Wince Trimble, preceded her in death May 31, 1973. Surviving are a brother, Eugene Ward of Boons Camp and two sisters, Angie Ward and Ruth Ward of Hager Hill. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 23 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Jim Powell and Richard Held officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
TRIMBLE, James S.
1930-1986
Former Paintsville mayor James S. Trimble, 55, died  Thursday March 6, in his Cort Street home following an extended illness.  Born August 21, 1930 in Johnson County, he was the son of Dorris and Maxie Stapleton Trimble. He was self-employed in the coal, oil and gas fields and served as Paintsville's mayor for 10 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Paintsville Masonic Lodge 381 F.& A.M.  Surviving are his  wife, Mary Fyffe Trimble; 2 sons, Mark and Mike Trimble of Paintsville; 2 daughters, Deborah Trimble Meadows and Doris Trimble Williams of Paintsville; 4 brothers, Charles and Joe M. Trimble of Oil Springs and Keith and Harold Beecher Trimble of Fairborn, OH; 6 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9, in First Baptist Church in Paintsville with Dr. Charles Milam officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge. Active pallbearers were Gene Castle, Mike Horne, Roscoe Spears, Tom Giacchini, Ken DeBoard, Clyde Ratliff, Todd Preston and Donnie Patton.  Honorary pallbearers were Nick Frazier, Crate Rice, J.D. Johnson, Toad Conley, Blake Ratliff, Vencil Meadows, Homer McFaddin, Frelan Bradbury, Bob Marsh, Billy Ward, Mike Auxier, Will Mullins, Steve Hazlett, Teddy Burchett and Danny Moon. Also, Gene Rice, Tiny Preston. Wardie Barnett, Scott Preston, Lee VanHoose, John Jett, Tom R. King, Roy VanHoose, Dennie Dorton, Robert Jones, David Lemaster, Sam Fowler, Ronnie Burchett, Bob Witten, and Drew Leckie. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

   
WELCH, Authie
1899-1986
Funeral services were held Friday, March 14, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Authie Welch, 86. He died Wednesday, March 12, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr.Welch was born Sep 20, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of John and Mary Elizabeth Davis Welch. He was a resident of Thealka and a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Franklin Welch, who he married Jan 15, 1920 at Concord; two sons, John Cecil Welch of River and Billy Welch of Thealka; a sister, Vivian Burke of Concord; and one granddaughter, Betty Dawn Preston. C. C. Hall officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Thealka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Mar 19. 1986

   
WELLS, Kenneth
1921-1986
Retired U. S. Army Master Sgt. Kenneth J. Wells, 64, died March 15 at his Macon, GA home. Mr. Wells was born August 21, 1921 in Johnson County. Surviving are his wife, Hildegard Wells; a daughter, Rosalind Wells of Hastry Albany, GA; two brothers, Robert Wells of tutor Key and Delmer Wells of West Van Lear; a step brother, Ollie Montgomery, Jr., of Tutor Key; two sisters, Edna Morris of Ashland and Margret Preston of Williamsport, and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Wells Family Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 26, 1986

   
WILLIAMS, Arby
1914-1986
Arby K. Williams, 72, died March 9 in his Adams, KY home. Mr. Williams was born February 14, 1914 in Morgan County, the son of Eddie C. and Dicie Lyon Williams. He was a retired welder and a member of the Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Mulkey Williams, two sons, Bobby Williams of Catlettsburg and James Ora Williams of Piqua, OH; two step sons, James Mulkey of London, OH; two brothers, Russell Williams of Paintsville and Floyd Fitch Williams of Columbus, OH; and two sisters, Esta Hill of West Liberty and Nellie Mowery of Ironton, OH. funeral services were held Wednesday, March 12, in Old Paint Primitive Baptist church at Crockett with Elders Jerry Brown and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial was in Ferguson Cemetery at Crockett. Paintsville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, March 19, 1986

   
WILSON, Tom
1917-1986
Boons Camp resident Tom Wilson, 68, died March 23 in U. K. Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Wilson was born April 30, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of James and Emma Murphy Wilson. He was a retired farmer and miner and a member of Boons Camp Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Della Meek Wilson, a son, Fred Bowen of Boons Camp; a brother, Henry Wilson of Offutt; three sisters, Imogene Wilson of Offutt, Ethel Ward of Greenwood, IN, and Easter Hensley of Springfield, OH; and four step grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 26, 1986
     



 
APRIL - 1986

   

 
ADAMS, Marvin
1906-1986
Sitka resident, Marvin Adams, 79, died Thursday, April 3, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born May 19, 1906, in Magoffin County, the son of Alex and Addie Dixon Adams. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Holbrook Adams; four sons, Marvin Ray Adams and Milton Adams, both of Salyersville, Rex Adams, of San Antonio, TX, and Jerry Adams, of Lincoln, NB; three daughters, Norma Jean Arnett and Mary Rose Puckett, both of Salyersville, and Peggy Boggs, of Frankfort; and three sisters, Marie Risner of Owensboro, Nell Howard of CA, and Helen Caudill of Ashland. Funeral services were held April 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle, Eugene Stambaugh and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial in the Adams Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
BALDRIDGE, Kermit, Sr.
1917-1986
Kermit Franklin Baldridge, Sr., 68, died April 11 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baldridge was born May 22, 1917, at Little Paint, the son of Henry Jackson and Sarah Ann Webb Baldridge. He was a resident of Prestonsburg and served as manager of Williams Grocery for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Williams Baldridge; two sons, Donald Dewey Baldridge of Prestonsburg and Kermit F. Baldridge, Jr., of Paintsville; two sisters, Patricia C. Allen and Judith Ann Rowe, both of Prestonsburg; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 13 in Carter Funeral Home in Prestonsburg with Drs. Harold Dorsey and Quentin Scholtz officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

   
BAYES, John D. Bayes
1986
John D. Bayes, 77, of Lucasville, died Monday, April 7 at Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth. A native of Johnson County and a Scioto County resident for 60 years, he was a retired head checker in the shipping department of Empire-Detroit Steel Corp., and a member of United Steelworkers Local 2116, Western Sun Masonic Lodge and Pine Creek United Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, clerk and senior deacon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Lilvia Ross Bayes, in 1978. Surviving are his wife, Doris E. Bayes; a son, George Douglas Bayes of Holmes Beach, FL; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Geneva) Rucker of Eden Park, Mrs. Jack (Darlene) Melvin of Minford, OH, and Mrs. Dean (Velma) Bradbury of Reynoldsburg; two brothers, Carl Bayes of Minford and Frank Bayes of Washington Court House; also a sister, Gusta Boggs of Portsmouth; two half brothers, Eli Barker of Sarasota, FL and Ben Barker of Sunbury, OH; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at Pine Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Basil Blair and Doug Grimm officiating. Interment was in South Webster Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, April 16, 1986

   
BOWEN, Jack
1911-1986
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel for Jack Bowen, 75. Mr. Bowen died April 22 in Phelps Community Medical center after an extended illness. He was born March 10, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of Morgan and Elizabeth Crum Bowen. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired shoe cobbler. His wife, Wanda Couch Bowen preceded him in death November 29, 1985. Surviving are three brothers, Johnny Bowen of OH, Daniel Bowen of Paintsville, and Junior Bowen of Sitka; and five sisters, Katherine Wells of Van Lear, Louvisa Reed of Hippo, Gladys Price of Paintsville, Opal Bowen of Sitka and Irene Bowen of WV. Rev. Bruce Daniels officiated at services, with burial in the family cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1986

   
BUTCHER, Beecher, Jr.
1918-1986
Services for Beecher "Butch" Butcher, Jr., 68, of El Dorado, KS, were held April 22 in The Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Burial followed in the Sunset Lawns Cemetery. Mr. Butcher died Sunday April 20, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born Feb 3, 1918 in Williamsport, son of Beecher and Ollie Williams Butcher, Sr.. He moved to El Dorado i n1946 after his marriage to Sarah Zimmerman of Feb2, 1946. He was a shift supervisor for the Skelly-Getty Refinery, retiring in 1978. He served in the Pacific Theatre in the U. S. Army during World War II, was a member of the Victory Class of the Christian Church and the Getty Retirees Club. He is survived by his wife, Sally; a daughter, Marylee Parry of El Dorado; 2 grandchildren, Patrick and Megan Parry of El Dorado; 7 brothers, Danny of Barett, WV, Paul of Prestonsburg, Douglas and Ivan both of Meally, Donis of Dearbourne, MI, James of Franklin, OH and Henry of Miamisburg, OH; 4 sisters, Georgene Barnett of Stanton, Anita Walters of Miamisburg, OH, Jo Mills of Paintsville and Kathleen Penix of Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1986

   
BUTCHER, Goldie Jean (Meek)
1905-1986
Goldie Jean Butcher, 81, died Thursday, April 24, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Butcher was born Mar 11, 1905 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jessie and Mary Crum Meek. She was a resident of Boons Camp and a member of the Little Friendship United Baptist Church. Surviving is her husband, Jeff Butcher, who she married Sep 11, 1926 in Prestonsburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Roger Necessary officiating. Burial was in Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1986

   
BUTCHER, Jeff
1908-1986
Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jeff Butcher, 78, He died Tuesday, April 29, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Butcher was born Jan 21, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of Harmon and June Kistner Butcher. He was a resident of Boons Camp and a retired miner. His wife, Goldie Meek Butcher, preceded him in death April 24, 1986. Surviving are a brother, Harmon Butcher, Jr; five sisters, Goldie Butcher of Weeksbury, Ann Hall of Frankfort, June Hall of Bypro, Vonda Bates of Bevinsville, and Bobbie Davis of Royal Oak, MI. Roger Necessary officiated at services, with burial in the Butcher Family Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
COBURN, Ellis
1913-1986
East Point resident Ellis Coburn, 73, died Monday, April 7 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Coburn was born March 10, 1913 in Pike County. Surviving are four stepsons, Rodney Turner, Boyd turner, Lyod Turner and Dean Turner, all of Van Lear; one stepdaughter, Cathy Holbrook; and two half brothers, Buster Colman, of Michigan and Pluma Johnson of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1986

   
DANIELS, Virginia(Litz)
1912-1986
Virginia (Litz) Daniels, 74, died April 29 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Daniels was born January 8, 1912 in Floyd County, the daughter of Will and Nanny Rothwell Litz. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, Lincoln Daniels, preceded her in death November 15, 1980. Surviving are a son, James Howard Daniels of Auxier; a daughter Betty Curnette of Auxier; two sisters, Olive Walters of Ashland and Mary Madden of Miami, FL; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 1 in Auxier Methodist Church with Eual Sammons officiating. Burial was in Auxier Relocation Cemetery, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

    
DESKINS, Grover Deskins
1913-1986
Grover Cleveland Deskins, 73, of Nippa died April 15 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Deskins was born January 9 1913 at Betsy Layne, the son of Brit and Angeline Cecil Deskins. He was a retired employee of American Standard. Surviving are his wife, Gleanna Webb Deskins; three daughters, Lena Ramey and Carolyn Sue Ramey, both of Sitka, and Angela Deskins of Nippa; a step daughter, Eva Lee Stacy of Prestonsburg; a brother, Henry Deskins of Lexington; two grandchildren and one step grandchild.. Funeral services were held April 17 in Carter Funeral Home in Prestonsburg, with Rev. Wayne Hall officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

    
EISENROD, Shelby (Fyffe)
1918-1986
Shelby Fyffe Eisenrod was born April 2, 1918 in Lawrence Co., the daughter of Jim Frank and Judy Skaggs Fyffe. Mrs. Eisenrod died Friday, April 25, in U. C. L. A. Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Her father, Jim Frank and a brother Chester Fyffe, preceded her in death. Surviving are her mother, Judy Fyffe of Canton, OH; her husband, H. E. (Ed) Eisenrod of Beverly Hill, CA; a son, Harold D. Graves of Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Alda Diamond of Canton and Wilma Fink of Aneheim, CA; a brother, Tully Fyffe of Springfield, OH; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at the Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Lafe Skaggs officiating. Young Funeral Home of Louisa was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1986

   
FIELDS, Opal (Collins)
1913-1986
Van Lear resident Opal Fields, 78, died Monday, April 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Fields was born October 31, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jim and Martha Collins. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, Eugene Fields, preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Hershell Fields and Ronald Fields, both of Van Lear, three daughters, Emma Lou Daniels, Cleta Mae Dehart, and Lois Sue Chane, all of Wabash, IN; three brothers, Connard Collins, of Van Lear, Edward Collins, of Hager Hill, and Elmo Ratliff of Paintsville; two sisters, Frances Sellers of Meally, and Bertha Fields, of Van Lear; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Scott officiating. Burial was in Fields Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1986

   
FRALEY, Bonnie (Butcher)
1934-1986
Thealka resident Bonnie Fraley, 62, died April 25, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Fraley was born Aug 14, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of Angus and Mildred Daniel Butcher. She was a retired nurse of Paintsville Hospital, and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Foster "Lang" Fraley; five brothers, Angus Butcher, Jr., of Dayton, OH, Joe Butcher of Titusville, FL, Clifford and Granville "Bo" Butcher both of Williamsport, and Donald Ray Butcher of Scottown, OH, four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Butcher Family Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1986

   
HAMMOND, Wesley Charles
1925-1986
Wesley Charles Hammond, 60, died April 22, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, WV as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Hammond was born May 25, 1925 in Floyd County, the son of Prince Hammond and Jane Hughes Hammond. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired employee of Western Coal and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Anderson Hammond; a son, Charles Foster Hammond of Paintsville; a daughter Janann Maynard of Prichard, WV; two sisters, Dorothy Daniels of Van Lear and Beatrice Blair of Paintsville; four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, in Rock House Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Williams and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 30, 1986

   
HONEYCUTT, Elizabeth Honeycutt
1986-1986
Graveside services were held April 21 for Elizabeth Ilene Honeycutt, infant daughter of Marvin and Patricia Blevins Honeycutt of Williamsport. She died April 18 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Jeramy and Amanda Honeycutt. Burial was in Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

   
LEMASTER, Effie
1986
Retired school teacher Miss Effie Lemaster, 89, died Wednesday, April 30, in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was born in Johnson County, the daughter of William D. and Minerva Slone Lemaster, and was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Surviving are seven nephews and five nieces. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in the Lemaster Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  May 7, 1986

   
LEMASTER, Virgil
1900-1986
Flat Gap resident Virgil Lemaster, 85, died Wednesday, April 30, at his residence. Mr. Lemaster was born Dec 11, 1900 in Johnson County, the son of Henry Bascom and Florence Harris Lemaster. He was a retired employee of Ashland Oil and a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two wives, Rebecca, 1977, and Mildred, 1985. Surviving are five sons, Waldyne Lemaster of Barnetts Creek, Bobby Lemaster, of Chicago, IL, Marvin Lemaster of Sacramento, CA, Dallas Lemaster of Flat Gap, and Paul Lemaster of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter Marlene Caudill of Lexington, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; three brothers, John Lemaster of Paintsville, Roy Lemaster of Flat Gap, and Raleigh Lemaster of Marion, IN; and a sister, Maymi Campbell of Marion, IN. Funeral services were held Friday, May 2 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Family Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
MCKENZIE, Belva (Boggs)
1894-1986
Belva McKenzie, 91, died April 14 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa. She was born December 17, 1894 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Hargis and Samantha Phillips Boggs, and was a resident of Flat Gap. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ora B. McKenzie, December 21, 1943, and three children, Jewell, Marshall and Ora, Jr., Surviving are four sons, Walter (Buck) McKenzie of Flat Gap, Reuben McKenzie of Flemingsburg, James McKenzie of Catlettsburg, and Thomas McKenzie of St. Johns, IN; four daughters, Margie Burchett of Stambaugh, Berniece Ferguson of Keaton, Audrey Jones of Mt. Sterling and Betty Banfield of Ashland. Also, a sister, Nola Hare of Portsmouth; 28 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

   
OWENS, Emma (Gibson)
1907-1986
Emma Owens, 78, died Tuesday, April 8 in Greenup, KY. Mrs. Owens was born October 23, 1907 in Greenup County, the daughter of Sam Gibson. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, Melvin Owens, preceded her in death August 24, 1984. Surviving are a nephew, Roger Owens  of Greenup; and one sister in law, Mary Jenkins of Fuget. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Rutherford Blair, Jerry Colvin and Eugene May officiating. Burial was in Jenkins-Lemaster Cemetery at Fuget, with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1986

   
PRESTON, Milton
1919-1986
Paintsville resident Milton Thomas Preston, 67, died Wednesday, April 2 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Preston was born September 28, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Fred and America Carter Preston. He was a retired employee of Meadow Gold and a part time employee of Jim's Stop and Shop.  Surviving are his wife, Jerry Foster Preston; a son, James Milton Preston of Paintsville; a brother, Stuart Preston of Loogoote, IN; a sister, Mary J. Milligan of Flat Rock, MI; two grandchildren, Stephanie Preston and Stacy Preston. Funeral services held Saturday, April 5 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Foster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Pallbearers were Bill Phelps, Larry Herald, Denny Dorton, Tom Mullins, Rick Kupper, Ronnie Kupper, Jack Foster, Everett Burnett and Chuck Melvin. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
PRICE, Cora (Stapleton)
1897-1986
Cora Stepleton Price, 88, of Hobe Sound, FL died Thursday, April 24, in Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, FL. She was a native of Paintsville and had made her home for the past 5 years in Stuart and Hobe Sound, FL with her daughters. She was born June 7, 1897 and was a member of a pioneer Kentucky family whose grandmother came from North Carolina through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky by covered wagon. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Price of Paintsville; three daughters, Cynthia E. Pitcock of Palm City, FL, Mary E. Hopkins of Hobe Sound, FL and Pauline Ronjak of Chicago; two granddaughters, Candice Ronjak of Chicago and Cora Rice of Orlando, FL; six grandsons, Gordon Hopkins, Mark Hopkins, Gary Ronjak, Phillip King, Lynn King and Victor King, and 8 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, April 26, at Wallace & White Funeral Home Chapel of Stuart, with Rev. Robert E. Fannin, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, FL Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

    
REMPHRY, Elizabeth(Murphy)
1884-1986
Elizabeth Murphy Remphry, 101, died Monday, April 7 in Shelbyville. Mrs. Remphry was born May 8, 1884 in Johnson County, the daughter of Marion Tom and Sytha Lemaster Murphy. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are one sister, Mable Castle of Shelby, OH; five grandchildren, Betty Nash of Vidor, TX, Susan Drury of Versailles, Paul Murphy of Niland, CA, Tom Murphy of Whitehall, OH, and Douglas Murphy of Paintsville; 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 9, in the Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery at Frankfort. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

   
SALYER, Ethel(Tackett)
1909-1986
Volga resident, Ethel Pauline Salyer, 76, died Thursday, April 3, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Salyer was born Dec 26, 1909, in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Clara Blevins Tackett. Her husband, Simmie Salyers, preceded her in death mar 1978., Surviving are three sons, Donald and Thurman Salyer of Staffordsville and Simmie Salyer, Jr., of Paintsville; and six daughters, Anna King, Melva Cantrell and Mary Blanton, all of Volga; opal King of Flat Gap, Christine O'Bryan of Paintsville and Rita Cantrell of Staffordsville. Also three brothers, Garland Tackett of Columbus, OH, John Tackett of Sitka, and Thurman Tackett of Staffordsville; two sisters, Anna Lemaster and Golda King, both of Staffordsville; 31 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Fred Ramey and Jerry McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
SPRADLIN, Mary(Arms)
1908-1986
Mary Spradlin, 78, died Friday, April 4, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Spradlin was born February 26, 1908 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jess and Cynthia Blair Arms. She was a resident of Denver.  Her husband, Earl Spradlin preceded her in death April 4, 1981.  Surviving are a son, Eugene Spradlin of Denver; three daughters, Alene Music, Virginia Estep and Phyliss Hannah all of Denver; two sisters, Lydia Spradlin of Denver and Martha Arms of Swamp Branch; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, in Liberty Baptist Church with Dick VanHoose, Carl Baldridge and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
STAPLETON, Tobe
1910-1986
Tobe Stapleton, 75, died April 17 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mr. Stapleton was born September 20, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Marion and Mint Cooper Stapleton. He was a resident of Hager Hill and a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Norsie Williams Stapleton; a son, Michael Ray Stapleton of Hager Hill; three daughters, Linda Auxier, Virginia Meadows and Tobiana McCarty of Hager Hill; two brothers, Bill Stapleton of Mt. Sterling, OH and Marion Stapleton, Jr., of Wabash, IN, four sisters, Bessie Spears and Hattie Rice of Dayton, OH, Marie Rice and Mary Grace Spears of Hager Hill; five grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 20 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Lonza Reed and Rev. Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

   
TURNER, Sally (Byington)
1908-1986
Paintsville resident Sally Turner, 77, died April 17 in Norton Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Turner was born July 11, 1908 in Floyd County, the daughter of Walter M. and Geoyanna Riffe Byington. She was a retired employee of First National Bank, a member of Mayo Methodist Church and DAR, and served as a director of First National. Her husband, J. Douglas Turner, preceded her in death June 23, 1959. Surviving are a son, James Douglas Turner of Louisville; a daughter Diane Belko of Winnetka, IL; a brother, Walter Byington of Lansing, MI; two sisters, Dixie Byington of Bristol, TN and Georgeanna Flenning of Miami, FL; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 20 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Strange officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 23, 1986

   
WALLEN, Monroe
1924-1986
Monroe Wallen, 62, died Tuesday, April 29, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1924 in Floyd County, the son of Mart and Lydia Ramey Wallen, and was a miner. Surviving are his wife, Irene Compton Wallen, who he married in 1950; a step son, James B. Morrison of Michigan; a daughter, Diane Castle of Lowmansville; a sister, Gladys Cornett of Warsaw, IN; two half sisters, Phyllis Delong of Florida and Shirley Fitzgerald of Warsaw; two step grandchildren and one granddaughter. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 1, in Baker Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Venny VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
WEBB, Ruie (Castle)
1907-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel, for Ruie Webb, 78. Mrs. Webb died Saturday, April 12, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. She was born Jun 13, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Milty and Resse Robinson Castle. She was a retired clerk and factory worker and was a member of the Van Lear Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Curtiss Webb, preceded her in death Aug 16, 1980. Surviving are five sons, Clifford Walker of Burnette, TX, Curtiss Webb, Jr., Clyde Webb, Homer Webb, all of Wabash, IN and Hobert Preston of Paintsville; six daughters, Marlene Coleman and Priscilla Pack, both of Van Lear, Billie Music, of Roann, IN, Faye Hughes of Neon, May Rudd, of Whitesburg, and Elizabeth Music of Wabash; one sister, Katheryn Meadows of Croffordsville, IN; 39 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Harry Neil Frisby officiating. Burial was in Highland memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1986

   
WELCH, Mart
1911-1986
Mart Welch, 74, died Friday, April 4, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Welch was born June 22, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of Lige and Margaret Rowland Welch. He was a resident of Whitehouse, a retired miner and a member of the Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Esther Butcher Webb, who he married Dec 13, 1931; two sons, Mart Ray Welch and Marlin Jay Welch, both of Whitehouse; two daughters, Margaret Jean Spears of Whitehouse and Melda Corine Wiley, of Meally; a brother, Ralph Welch of Whitehouse; two sisters, Mary Lemaster of Wheelersburg, OH and May Darby of Columbus, OH; and three grandchildren, Earletta Meade of Van Lear, Vonda Gayle Meek of Flatwoods, and Craig Booth of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 6, in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist church with Charlie Wiley and Tommy Meade officiating. Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery at Whitehouse with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Paul R. Childers, Michael J. Childers, Danny Childers, Marty Welch, Darrin Spears and David J. Welch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

   
WELLS, Cora (Goble)
1896-1986
Cora Bell Wells, 89, died Saturday, April 12, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Wells was born Sep 25, 1896 in Floyd County, the daughter of James and Florence Wells Goble. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband, George W. Wells preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 sons, Kenny Wells and Richard Wells, both of Auxier, Herb Wells of MO, Bob Wells of Prestonsburg, Paul Wells of Miss.  and Edward Wells of FL; two daughters, Lorraine Tounjian of CA and Glennora Montgomery of Auxier, two brothers, Ted Goble and Paris Goble of Auxier; two sisters, Opal McKenzie and Dottie Perry, both of Auxier; 41 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15 in Auxier Methodist Church with Jerry Lafferty officiating. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville  Herald, Wednesday, April 16, 1986
     



 
MAY - 1986


   
  
BLAIR, Virgil
1912-1986
Virgil Blair, 73, died May 12, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. A resident of West Van Lear, he was the son of Will and Emma Caudill Blair. Surviving are his wife, Retta Mae Music Blair; two sons, Roger Blair of Frankfort and Kenneth Blair of West Van Lear; a daughter, Emma Jean Adams of West Van Lear; two brothers, Willie Earl Blair of Hager Hill and Hershell Blevins of Columbus, OH and a sister Nancy Bayes of Oil Springs. Funeral services held Thursday May 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Toby Johnson and Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Virgil Blair was born 6/20/1912 in Johnson County, KY

   
BLANTON, Jeanette (Halbert)
1910-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, for Mrs. Jeanette (Halbert) Blanton, 75. Mrs. Blanton died May 3 in an automobile accident. She was born June 18, 1910, in Floyd Co, the daughter of William and Martha Crisp Halbert. she was a resident of Oil Springs and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Mitchell Blanton, died May 3, 1986. Surviving are a son, Rudolph Blanton of Columbus, OH; a daughter Janice Reed, of Hamler, OH; three brothers, Alex Halbert of Brandenburg, KY, Bee Halbert of Drift, KY, and Dan Halbert of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Fannie Baldridge and Golda Stumbo, of Martin; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 6 in Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church at Oil Springs, with Revs. Charles Stapleton and Johnny Estep officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
BLANTON, Mildred (Rice)
1913-1986
Hager Hill resident Mildred J. Dotson Blanton, 73, died May 26 in Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Pikeville. Mrs. Blanton was born March 13, 1913, in Johnson County, the daughter of John C. and Mary Spears Rice. She was preceded in death by two husband, Richard Estill Dotson and Orville Blanton. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Dotson Davis,  of Hager Hill; a brother, Walter Rice, of Dayton, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Carl  Baldridge and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery on Asa Creek at Leander. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  June 4, 1986

   
BLANTON, Mitchell
1908-1986
Retired construction worker Mitchell Blanton, 77, died May 3 in an automobile accident. Mr. Blanton was born Nov 27, 1908 in Johnson Co., the son of Henry and Rebecca Fairchild Blanton. He was a resident of Oil Springs and was a member of the Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Jeanette Halbert Blatnon died May 3., 1986. Surviving are a son Rudolph Blanton of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Janice Reed of Hamler, OH; two brothers, Walter Blanton of Thealka and Estill "Buster" Blanton of Falcon; two sisters, Sina Blair of Oil Springs and Carrie Conley of Nippa; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were  held Tuesday, May 6, in Pigeon Enterprise Baptist Church at Oil Springs, with Revs. Charles Stapleton and Johnny Estep officiating. Burial was in the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
BROWN, Junior
1917-1986
Junior Brown, 69, died May 16 at his Swamp Branch home. He was born January 9, 1917, in Johnson County, the son of Wesley and Cora Blanton Brown, and was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Hannah Brown; three sons, Ollie Brown, of Swamp branch, Leroy Brown, of Denver and Dorton Brown of Riceville; four daughters, Della Brown, Phyllis Hammonds and Mary Burchett of Swamp Branch, and Jackie Daniel of River; a brother, Gayle Brown of Swamp branch; and four sisters, Alka Whittaker of Glasgow, Alta Gilkerson of Chicago, IL, June Arms of Baltimore, MD, and Kathlean Bone of Chesapeake, OH and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services held Monday, May 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Herb Arms and Donald Caudill officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

   
BUTCHER, Warren
1920-1986
Warren Butcher, 65, died Tuesday, May 6, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness. Mr. Butcher was born Sep 9, 1920 in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Pearl Bowling Butcher. He was a resident of Van Lear, a retired miner and a member of Buffalo United Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Gloria Beatrice Fraley Butcher; three sons, Warren G. Jr., Ronnie R. and Paul dean, all of Van Lear; three daughters, Laura D. Fitzpatrick, Marlene S. Lewis, and Linda G. Butcher, all of Van Lear; four brothers, Jessie Butcher of Van Lear, Frank, Burchell and Thomas Butcher, all of Wabash, IN; a half brother, Wetzel Butcher of Wabash; five sisters, Dorothy Burkes, Wanda Prater, Lydia Mae Collins and Jo Ann Music, all of Wabash, and Thelma Faye Hash of Chicago, IL; a half sister, Daisy Bado of OH; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elza Banks, Burns Mollette and Ivan Butcher officiating. Burial was in Butcher Family Cemetery at Van Lear. Pallbearers were Larry Butcher, Foley Butcher, Sheldon Butcher, Lee Davis, Jr., Norman Fannin and Carl Lewis. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

   
CASTLE, Edna (Adams)
1907-1986
Edna Castle, 78, died May 21 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born Nov 28, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ashland and Rose Hampton Adams. She was a resident of Nippa and a member of the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jonah Castle, who she married Mar 21, 1923 in Johnson County; four sons, David Castle of Paintsville, James A. Castle of Meally, Billy J. Castle of Enon, OH, and Jonah Castle, Jr. of Evans, WV, six daughters, Brenda Pack of Dayton, OH, Loberta Spradlin of Tutor Key, Janice Bone of Wabash, IN, Loraine Castle and Faye Lyons of Nioppa, and Kaye Schmidt of Lynchburg, VA. Also a brother, Herman Adams of Farmington Hills, MI; and four sisters, Alice Lyons and Gladys Castle of Thealka, Emma Stapleton of Volga, and Tommie Bowens of Paintsville. A son, Wilbur Castle, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24 in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, Dick VanHoose and Junior Collins officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Nippa, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

  
CONLEY, Howard
1924-1986
Retired Lt. Col. Howard Conrad Conley, 62, died May 25 in Charleston Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC, following an extended illness. Mr. Conley was born February 10, 1924, at Flat Gap, the son of Benjamin and Dora Mead Conley. Surviving are his wife, Ada Lee Ritter Conley; a son, John H. Conley, of Charleston, SC; two daughters, Rachael J. Conley of Charleston, SC and Connie L. Merizan of McCook, NB; two brothers, Ray Conley of Wittensville, and Bryan Conley of Flat Gap; four sisters, Ruth McKenzie, of Flat Gap, Lexier Dixon of Waycrom , GA, Anna Jewell Bechulheimer, of Columbus, OH and Florence Mead of Burlington, KY;; and one grandchild. Funeral services held Thursday, May 29 in Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Conley Cemetery at Flat Gap, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1986

   
CONLEY, Paulette (Holbrook)
1951-1986
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14, for Paulette Conley, 34. Mrs. Conley died May 12 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1951, in Johnson County, the daughter of Doris Hall Worley and the late Paul Holbrook, she was a resident of Sitka. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Danny T. Conley, who she married July 22, 1978; a son, Clifford David Wilson, at home; and her grandmother, Cinda Ann Hall. Services were conducted in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Ray Caudill officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

   
CORDIAL, Celcie
1986
Celcie Cordial, 85, died May 24 in Humana Hospital in Louisa. Mr. Cordial was born in Lawrence County, the son of William and Elizabeth Thompson Cordial. He was a resident of Lowmansville, a retired farmer and miner and a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Boyd Cordial. Surviving are two sons, Jason Cordial of Ulysses and Oman Cordial of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Cromer of Livingston, and Betty Lou Hall of Cleveland, OH; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Cordial Family Cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

   
DANIEL, Norman
1900-1986
Boons Camp resident Norman Daniel, 86, died Sunday, May 4, at his home. Mr. Daniel was born October 15, 1900 in Johnson County, the son of Joshua and Matilda Preston Daniel. He was a retired miner and a member of the Old Friendship United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Elva Perry Daniel, who he married Nov. 22, 1922 in Johnson County; 2 sons, Randall Daniel of Washington and Evert Daniel of Arkansas; 2 daughters, Eula Ward of West Virginia and Samantha Ratliff of Boons Camp; 2 brothers, Shilo Daniel of Chapmansville, WV and Arville Daniel of West Van Lear; 2 sisters, Stella Mae Lackey of Boons Camp and Callie Collins of Van Lear; 20 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 8 in Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Glenn Arrowood, Flem Arrowood, and Earl Muncy officiating. Burial was in Daniel Family Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

   
FRALEY, Elizabeth(Roberts)
1911-1986
Elizabeth Fraley, 74, died May 24 in Highlands Regional Medical center. Mrs. Fraley was born November 20, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Vermon and Vada Roberts Fraley. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Blaine Fraley; two daughters, Blanch Ramey of Harrison, OH and Phyliss Ramey of Grose Isle, MI; two sisters, Hartense Halton of Prestonsburg and Carrie Osborne of Paintsville; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial was in Auxier Relocation Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

   
GRASS, Charles Jacob
1922-1986
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15 at 11 a.m. for Charles Jacob Grass, 63. Mr. Grass died May 12 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born September 12, 1922 in Missouri, the son of Jake and Viola Puckett Grass. He was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Laura Fleming Grass; six sons, Cass Grass of Sitka, Jerry, Stanton, and Eric Grass all of Van Lear, and Mike Grass of Morgan County; two daughters, Sharon Collins of Van Lear and Sharla Spencer of Hager Hill; two brothers, Robert Glass of Kansas City, MO and Jake Grass of Mt. Home, ID; and a sister, Ruth Jones of Cameron, MO. Services will be in Old Regular Baptist church at Virgie, KY with burial in Brewer Cemetery at Etty. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

   
GREENE, Henry
1945-1986
Rev. Henry Greene, 40, died Thursday, May 15, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Rev. Greene was born June 17, 1945, in Johnson County, the son of Emma May Greene and the late John Greene. He was a resident of Van Lear, a heavy equipment operator and a member of Concord Independent Baptist church. Other survivors are his wife, Linda Johnson Greene, who he married March 31, 1963 in Paintsville; a daughter, Venita Greene, at home; two brothers, George Greene of Florida and Joe Greene of Ohio; two half brothers, Crate Stafford of Meally and Elmer Preston of Portland, OR; and a sister, Celia King of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, in Concord Community Church with Steve Rose and Wilburn Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

   
GUNNING, Robert
1903-1986
Paintsville resident Robert Gunning, 82, died May 6 in UK Medical Center in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Gunning was born Oct 29, 1903 in Maryland, the son of Robert and Mary Louise Hagley Gunning. He was a retired instructor for Mayo State Vocational-Technical School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Paintsville. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Meade Gunning; a son, Robert Gunning, Jr., of Columbia, SC; a sister, Stella Bruce of Ashville, NC; three grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, in First Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Yeager officiating. Burial was in Meade Cemetery at Staffordsville, with Paintsville Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

   
HOWARD, Pearlie (Tackett)
1906-1986
Mrs. Pearlie (Tackett) Howard, 80, died Thursday, May 1 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Howard was born March 4, 1906 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Monroe and Laura Jenkins Tackett, and was a resident of Salyersville. Her husband, Lonzie Howard, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are four sons, Hershel and Carl Howard of Wheelersburg, KY, Rexford and Kenneth Howard of Salyersville; and six daughters, VErsie Hunley, Addie Hale and Vetta Caudill, of Salyersville, Verla Adams of Wheelersburg, OH, Rosie Williams of Fairborn, OH, and Maggie McDowell of Lexington; a sister, Mae Caudill of Salyersville; 42 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 4 in State Road United Baptist Church with Elders Buster Blanton, Joe Carroll, Roy Coffey, Mitchell Conley and Orville Conley officiating. Burial was in Lonzie Howard Family Cemetery at Wheelersburg, KY with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
McCHESNEY, Gladys (Roberts)
1986
Gladys Kennard McChesney, 78, formerly of Paintsville, died at the home of her daughter, in Hudson, FL, after an extended illness. Survivors include three children, Mrs. Bonita Daniels of Frankfort, Walter Kennard, Jr., of Catlettsburg, and Mrs. Charlene Daniel of Hudson, FL; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

  
McKENZIE,Hobert
1901-1986
Retired farmer Hobert McKenzie, 85, died Sunday, May 11 at his Fuget home. Mr. McKenzie was born March 16, 1901 in Johnson County, a son of Tom and Mary McKenzie. He was a retired farmer of Fuget, KY  and member of Bethel United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lola Slone McKenzie who he married May 18, 1925 in Paintsville; 4 sons, James T., Marvin and Leroy McKenzie of Sunbury, OH, and William Arthur McKenzie of Springfield, OH; 4 daughters, Nancy Johnson of Sunbury, Ruie Crislip of Volga, Minnie Stanley of Westerville, OH and Janet Church of Fuget. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mary 14 in Old Blaine United Baptist Church with Tommy Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine. Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

   
MEEK, Herbert
1910-1986
Retired miner Herbert Meek, 75, died May 28 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Meek was born September 10, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Millard and Della Murray Meek. He was a resident of Whitehouse and a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife, Mattie Boyd Meek; 3 sons, Millard Meek of Van Lear, Herbert Meek, Jr.  and David Meek of Whitehouse; 3 daughters, Faye Meek of Whitehouse, Connie Sue  Meek and Joann Meek of Rowland, KY; 2 brothers, Oscar meek of Van Lear; a sister Bernice Ratliff of Paintsville; 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 30 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Hill officiating. Burial was in Meek family cemetery at Whitehouse. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1986

   
PICKLESIMER, Frank Marion
1899-1986
Dr. Frank Marion Picklesimer, 86, died May 24 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born November 17, 1899, in Johnson County, the son of Galen A. and Martha Elizabeth Wells Picklesimer. A resident of Paintsville, he was a retired physician, a member of the Church of Christ, Kentucky Medical Association, American Medical Association and Johnson County Medical Association. He was preceded in death by two wives, Thelma Picklesimer and Tessie Picklesimer, and two children, Frank M. Picklesimer and Betty Lundgren. Surviving are two sisters, Thelma Combs of Flatwoods and Minerva Meek of Meally; 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held Tuesday, May 27, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J.M. Scott and Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

   
ROBERTS, Jesse
1918-1986
Paintsville resident, Jesse Norris Roberts, 67, died Sunday, May 11 in VA Hospital in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born June 9, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of William Everett (Judge) and Willa Mae (Bill) Stafford Roberts. He was a retired employee of the Daily Independent and a member of the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Arnett Roberts, who he married in 1958; two sons, Rick Roberts of Paintsville and Phillip (Bud) Roberts of MI; four daughters, Pam Burke of Van Lear, Nancy Franklin of Nippa, Susie Roberts and Phyllis Dye of Dayton, OH and two sisters, Dorothy VanHoose of Paintsville and Betty Jo Jasper of Oceanana, WV. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church, with James Kelly Caudill and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Graveside services including a 21 gun salute, were conducted by the D.A.V. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

   
SPEARS, Lloyd
1910-1986
Staffordsville resident Lloyd Spears, died May 13 in UK Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Spears was born April 12, 1910 in Floyd County, the son of T. M. and Ellen Jarvis Spears. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are a son John Spears of Staffordsville; a daughter, Alice VanHoose of Lowmansville; two sisters, Mabel Wheatley and Opal Spears of Barnetts Creek; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, May 16 in Oil Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Justin Harmon and James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Barnetts Creek, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1987

   
SPENCER, Perry
1918-1986
Perry Spencer, 68, died May 19 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1918 in Johnson County, the son of Letcher and Emma Spears Spencer. He was a resident of Thealka and a retired employee of Delco Air. His wife, Dorothy Shepard Spencer, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Edwin Spencer of Ypsilanti, MI and Kenneth Spencer of Hamilton, OH; two daughters, Corrina Patrick of Lynchburg, VA and Patty Rosiek of Van Lear; a sister, Lizzie Selvage of Paintsville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 22 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Eddie Spencer officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

   
SPRADLIN, Mandy(Pelphrey)
1900-1986
West Van Lear resident Mandy Spradlin, 85, died May 20 in Paul B. Hall Medical center. Mrs. Spradlin was born September 28, 1900 in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Rosa Pelphrey Pelphrey. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Oliver Spradlin, preceded her in death Jan 6, 1978. Survivors include two children, Robert (Bud) Spradlin and Margarett Ratliff, both of West Van Lear, five grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held May 23 in Concord United Baptist Church with John Red Pelphrey and James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at West Van Lear, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

   
STAFFORD, Albert
1930-1986
Largo, FL resident Albert Stafford, 56, died Monday, May 5. Mr. Stafford was born Jan 13, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of Burl and Fannie Kennard Stafford. Surviving are his wife, June Stafford of Dayton, OH; two sons,  Bill Stafford of Lexington and Thomas Lee Stafford of Dayton; a daughter, Lynn Walsh of East Alton, IL; two brothers, Evert Stafford of Van Lear and Carl Paul Stafford of Ft. Natches, TX; two sisters, Pauline Burton of Largo, FL and Grace Shipley of Hendersonville, TN; five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Burton officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

   
STAPLETON, Allene (Salyers)
1930-1986
Sitka resident Mrs. Allene Stapleton, 55, died Sunday, May 25, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stapleton was born June 15, 1930 in Johnson County, the daughter of Tommy and Lillie Kimbler Salyers. Surviving are her husband, Earl Stapleton who she married Nov. 27, 1948 in Johnson County; 2 sons, Gordon Dean Stapleton of Sitka and Dale Lee Stapleton of Columbus; 2 daughters, Earlene Preston and Carolyn Tatum both of Paintsville; 2 brothers, James Gordon Salyers of Sitka and Tommy Salyers, Jr. of Columbus, OH; 2 sisters, Anna Lee Rowland of Columbus, OH and Francis Irene Kimbler of Sitka; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28 in Preston Funeral Home chapel with Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in Stapleton family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1986

   
SWAIN, Goldie (Adkins)
1912-1986
Goldie Adkins Swain, age 74 years, of King Addition, Paintsville passed this life at 2:45 p.m. May 28, 1986 at the Pikeville Methodist Hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Jerry and Betty Parsons Adkins and was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Melvin Swain, in 1975. She is survived by five children, three daughters and two sons, Jerry L. Swain, Columbus, OH, Melvin D. Swain, East point, Mary L. Salisbury, Pikeville, Phyllis A. Swartz, Columbus, OH and Bettye S. Rediford, Paintsville; nine grandsons and one granddaughter; five great granddaughters; and five sisters. She was a sister in Christ, a good neighbor and a friend to all who were in need. She was a loving Mother, an author and poet. She has left for us many thoughts in a book called "Memories From Kentucky's Hills". Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Goldie Adkins was born 2/22/1912 in Floyd County, KY

   
WARD, Gregory
1959-1986
Gregory Van Ward, 27, died May 2 in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born March 15, 1959 in Huntington, WV, the son of William Ward of Virginia Beach and Stella Jean Ward Williams of Boons Camp. He was employed as a carpenter. Surviving in addition to his parents are two daughters, Kristal Dawn Ward and Melissa Ann Ward; two brothers, Palma Lynn Chapman of Seoul, Korea, and Burl Richard Williams, of Boons Camp; and a step brother, Gordon Williams of Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services were held Monday, May 5 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Arville Short and Lindsey Childers officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 7, 1986

   
WARD, Margaret (Honeycutt)
1892-1986
Funeral services were held Friday, May 23 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Margaret Jane Ward, 93, Mrs. Ward died May 20 in Plainfield, IN. She was born June 5, 1892 in Johnson County, the daughter of Essau and Margaret Webb Honeycutt. Her husband, Steve Ward, preceded her in death July 1971. Surviving are 3 sons, John V. Ward of Van Lear, Kermit Ward of Warren, OH and Steve Ward, Jr. of Ypsilanti, Mi; 3 daughters, Ocie Coffman and Alka Ward Shears of Plainfield, In and Pearl Robinson of Cloverdale, In; 28 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. Dick VanHoose and Lowell Webb officiated at services with burial in Honeycutt Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

   
WARD, Wiley
1904-1986
Retired farmer and teacher, Wiley Ward, 81, died Friday, May 16, at his residence following an extended illness.  Mr. Ward was born December 1, 1904 at Boons Camp, the son of Bish and Martha Branham Ward.  Surviving are his wife, Velma Wheeler Ward, who he married at Williamson, WV in 1932; a son, Daniel Keith Ward of MI; a daughter, Phyllis Burton of Los Angeles, CA; a brother and three sisters, Ashley Ward, Nellie Mollette, Elna Buster and Billie E. Ward all of Boons Camp.  Funeral services held Monday, May 19, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Bailey and Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Camant (Old Fields) Cemetery at Flat Gap. Pallbearers were Myron Evans, James Troy Hall, Herbert Harris, Scottie Harris, Charles Eugene McKenzie, Ocie Murray, Bish Ward III and Clyde Wheeler. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1986

  
WEBB, Ozie
1907-1986
Ozie Webb, 78, died May 18 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital at Flatwoods following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born December 30, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of Leander and Dona Salyer Webb. He was a resident of Oil Springs and a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company. His wife, Anna Laura Meade Webb, preceded him in death in October 5, 1972. Surviving are six sons, Charles, Robert, and Roy Roger Webb, all of Oil Springs, Ernest, Darrell and Larry Webb, all of Load, KY; five daughters, Ruth Williams and Laura Gibbs of Load, Katherine Lemaster of Red Bush, Malta Curtis and Allene Cope of Flatwoods; 25 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Also, four brothers, Jimmy, Lindsey, and George Webb of Oil Springs, and Arrowood Webb of Ohio; and three sisters, Dorothy Stapleton of Oil Springs, Gladys Gullett of Nashville, TN and Joy Baldwin of Xenia, OH. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986

  
WHEELER, Rutha(Harris)
1913-1986
Rutha Wheeler, 72, died May 10 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center.  Mrs. Wheeler was born July 3, 1913 in Johnson County, the daughter of Maywood and Clista Jayne Slone Harris. She was a resident of Sitka.  Surviving are her husband, Roy Wheeler; two sons, Herbie Gene Wheeler of Sitka and Alvin Wheeler of Delaware, OH; two brothers, Herb Harris and Woodrow Harris both of Winifred; three sisters, Zona Craft of Sitka, Pealie Lyons of Springfield, Oh and Lula Hamilton of Pataskala, OH; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services held May 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and John Meade officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

   
WORKMAN, Julie
1984-1986
Julie Workman, 21 months old daughter of Donald and Melanie Leja Workman, died Tuesday, May 13 in Seaway Hospital in Trenton, MI. She was born July 20, 1984. Also surviving are a sister, Jolene, at home; a half sister and brother, Donna Jene and James Workman of Michigan; paternal grandmother, Opal Workman and maternal grandparents. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, in Richardson Chapel with Darrell Ratliff and Lonnie Ratliff officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Chestnut, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, May 21, 1986
  


 
JUNE - 1986

   
  
BORDERS, Daniel Keith
1984-1986
Daniel Keith Borders, 2, died Saturday, June 28, in the home of his grandparents. Daniel was born February 13, 1984 in Texas, the son of Stephen and Sherrill Clark Borders. Surviving are his parents; one brother, David Borders; one sister, Michelle Borders; his paternal grandparents, Melvin and Ethel Borders of Lowmansville; and his maternal grandparents John and Dora Clark of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Harshbarger officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lowmansville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

     
BURKE, Nora (Salyer)
1898-1986
Mrs. Nora Burke, 88, died Wednesday, June 18 in her Paintsville residence. Mrs. Burke was born January 23, 1898, in Magoffin County, the daughter of Thomas and Louisa Arnett Salyer. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Conn burke, preceded her in death June 6, 1958. Surviving are a son, Samuel G. Burke, of Hager Hill; three daughters, Irene Hunt and Lorraine Parsons, of Paintsville, and Mary Coke of Picayune, MS; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 22 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Revs. Larry Smith and Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Collista with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1986


CASTLE, Arville
1920-1986
Paintsville resident Arville Castle, 66, died June 13 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Castle was born May 5, 1920, in Johnson County, the son of Gar and Mollie Sparks Castle. He was a resident of Paintsville and a retired employee of American Standard. His wife, Gladys S. Castle, preceded him in death June 16, 1978. Surviving are a son, Daniel K. Castle of Winchester; two daughters, Connie L. Estep, of Portsmouth, OH and Sandra K. Rice of Lexington; three brothers, Carmel Castle of Paintsville, Carl Castle of Van Lear and Earl Castle of Prestonsburg; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services held Sunday, June 15, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Mitchel Hall Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986

    
CASTLE, Elijah "Buck"
1915-1986
Elijah "Buck" Castle, 72, died Wednesday, June 18, in Humana Hospital, in Louisa. MR. Castle was born Feb 14, 1915 in Johnson County, the son of William and Maudie Castle. He was resident of Stambaugh and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Fraley Castle; four sons, James R. and Michael D. Castle, of Thealka, Thomas and Chuck Castle, of Stambaugh, a daughter Patricia Ann Walker of Wittensville; a brother, Irvin Castle of Thealka; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21 in Thealka Freewill Baptist Church with Irvin Castle and C. C. Hall officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1986

   
CHANDLER, Garnet(Booth)
1934-1968
Mrs. Garnet Jean Chandler, 52, died Saturday, June 21, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Chandler was born March 1, 1934 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Jackie and Pearl Ward Booth. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William Chandler, Jr., two sons, Brad Chandler and William Chandler, III of River, KY; three daughters, Brenda Rogers and Karen Lyons of River, KY and Debbie Tucker of Fairfax, VA; six brothers, Henry Booth and Rufus Booth, of River, Arlen Booth, Springfield, OH, Jack Booth, McVeigh, KY, Monroe Booth of Prestonsburg, and Ernest Booth of New Holland, OH; three step brothers, Eulas Gunnels, George Gunnels, and Arnold Gunnels; three sisters, Ollie Wiley, Whitehouse, Gladys Johnson, Job, and Arlena Booth, Ashtabula; two step sisters, Lillie Hayes and Juanita Oheel; and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels and Ellis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

    
CLARK, Sally (Baldridge)
1892-1986
Sally Clark, 94, died Monday, June 9, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born February 5, 1892 in Floyd County, the daughter of Andrew and Hattie Music Baldridge. She was a resident of Auxier and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Dow Clark, preceded her in death in 1941. Surviving are two sons, William Clark, of Dayton, OH and Douglas Clark of Lakeland, GA; two daughters, Alta Whitaker of Auxier, and Elsie Fraim of Beckley, WV; a sister, Grace Litteral of Auxier, and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12 in Auxier Freewill Baptist Church with Doug Burkett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Auxier. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986

    
CONLEY, Martha
1912-1986
Oil Springs resident Miss Martha Conley, 73, died Wednesday, June 18, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born Dec 4, 1912 in Johnson County, the daughter of Harry and Cordie Conley. Surviving are a brother, Wendell Conley of Oil Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, in the Oil Springs home, with Rev. Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Price Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1986

    
EVANS, Faye (Beculhimer)
1929-1986
Faye Evans, 57, died Monday, June 23 in Grant Hospital, Columbus, OH. Mrs. Evans was born February 6, 1929 in Pike County, the daughter of William Jiles and Bertha Florence Blankenship Beculhimer. She was a member of Pickerington Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Kenneth Evans; one son, Charles K. Evans of Columbus, OH; one daughter Roseanne Jordan, of New Lexington, OH; one brother, Rev. Kurt Beculhimer, Nashville, TN; 2 sisters, Lora Beculhimer and Reva Zeger, both of Columbus, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, June 27 in Keaton Enterprise Baptist Church in Keaton with Rev. James Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Keaton Community Cemetery at Keaton with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

    
GAMBLE, Raymond
1941-1986
Raymond Gamble, 45, died June 4 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Gamble was born Dec 28, 1941 in Johnson County, the son of Robert and Marie Stapleton Gamble. A resident of West Van Lear, he was employed as a truck driver and was a member of the Protestant Church. Surviving are his wife, Valerie Ratliff Gamble; three sons, David R. Gamble of Ft. Wayne Wright, AK, David M. Mowen of Norfolk, VA, and Danny L. Mowen of New Symrna, FL; two daughters, Sharon Lynn Rose, of Flat Gap, and Linda Sue Ratliff of MI; three foster children, Toby Baker, Heath Baker and Loretta Strong. Also, two brothers, Ronnie Gamble of Hager Hill, and Ora Gamble, of West Van Lear, three sisters, Linda Crider of West Van Lear, Shelby Branham of Prestonsburg, and Brenda Varney of Hager Hill; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 7, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Music officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  June 11, 1986

    
GREEN, Robert
1967-1986
Shefield Village, OH resident Robert Wayne Green, 19, died June 3, in Lima, OH. He was born April 5, 1967, in Shefield, and was a student at North Western Technical School. Surviving are his parents, Ova and Emma Flo LeMaster Green; a brother, John Green of Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Donald Lemaster and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1986

   
GRIM, Leroy
1924-1986
Paintsville businessman, Leroy Grim, 61, died June 12 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Grim was born Nov 2, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Minuard Grim and the late Ethel Wheeler Grim. He was co-founder of East Kentucky Beverage Company and a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving are his father; his wife, Pauline Webb Grim; a son, Roger Grim, a brother, Ishmael Grim and two sisters, Mary Erma Jean Swank and Dorlene Grim, all of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, in First Baptist Church with Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986

   
HAMMOND, Gladys (Daniel)
1902-1986
Offutt resident Gladys Daniel Hammond, 85, died Sunday, June 29, in River View Nursing Home. She was born May 15, 1902, the daughter of Major and Gabrilla Mead Daniel. She was a member of Jehovah Witness. Preceding her in death were two husbands, Jay Preston and Price Hammond. Surviving are one niece, Bonnie Jean Rickman Ward and 2 nephews, Jay Rickman and Paul Rickman. Services held Tuesday, July 1, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Harshbarger officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery at Offutt with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

   
HUNTER, Steven
1953-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Steven Hunter, 33. Mr. Hunter died May 29 in Kansas City, KS. He was born April 17, 1953 in Indiana, and was an employee of Eastern Air Lines. Surviving are his father, Elmer Hunter of Dallas, TX; his mother and step father, Phyliss and Bill Lilly; three sisters, Judy Davis of Cleveland, OH, Debbie Waldrup, of Arlington, TX, and Laura Vaijusz, of Traci, CA; and his grandmothers, Julia Hunter, of Prestonsburg and Mildred Lilly of Paintsville, T. A. Patton officiated at services, with burial in Auxier Relocation Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 4, 1986

   
HUTCHISON, Bill
1986
Bill Hutchison, 66, died June 20 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Richwood, WV, and was raised in the Summit County Children’s Home in Akron, OH. He resided in the Akron area until 1979, when he and his wife, Mary Jane and two sons moved to Paintsville, Pikeville and South Williamson, KY. Bill served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the course of World War II. He was active in community services and activities. Recently, Bill’s organization was formerly recognized for their outstanding community activities by being presented the Ronald McDonald Award for 1985. Bill leaves a loving wife, Mary Jane, five sons, B. J. of Akron, OH, Herb of Crossett, Arkansas, Ed of Barberton, OH, and Bob and Tom of the local area; and 5 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations were sent to the Ronald McDonald House Fund, 302 30th Street, Charleston, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

   
JOHNSON, Buell
1902-1986
Buell Johnson, 83, died Friday, June 27 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Johnson was born September 26, 1902 in Johnson County, the son of Colfax and Sarah Spradlin Johnson. He was a retired miner. Surviving are one brother, Dewey Johnson of Leander; one sister Rusha Conley of Leander. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29 with David Keith Castle officiating. Burial was in Johnson family cemetery at Leander with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

   
KELSEY, Charles
1928-1986
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Douglas Kelsey, 57. Mr. Kelsey died Wednesday, June 18, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born December 18, 1928 in Johnson County, the son of Arthur and Audrey Caudill Kelsey. He was a resident of Oil Springs and a retired driller.  Surviving are his wife, Pauline Sadler Kelsey; 3 children; Charles David and Danny Lee Kelsey and Dianna Jo Howard all of Oil Springs; a brother, Bobby Jack Kelsey of Oil Springs; 3 sisters, Boneva Jo Oaks of Dayton, OH, Marian Lee Shultz off Md. and Jane Salyer of Oil Springs; 2 grandchildren. Larry Nichols and Jerry Scott officiated at services with burial  in family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 25, 1986

   
MAY, Glen
1915-1986
Glen L. May, 70, died at his home in Missouri City, TX on June 7. He was a son of the late Charles and Julia Barber May, formerly of Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Rita, two sons, Phillip and Kevin, a daughter Mary Elizabeth; a brother, Russell May and one sister, Betty Jo Griggs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Glen May was born 11/11/1915 in Johnson County, KY

   
McKENZIE, Virgil
1916-1986
Funeral services were held Friday, June 27, in Preston Funeral Home for Virgil B. McKenzie, 69. Mr. McKenzie died Tuesday, June 24 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center.  He was born Aug 11, 1916, a son of Forest and Mary Crace McKenzie. Surviving are his wife, Betty Mosley McKenzie; 2 sons, Wendell McKenzie of Volga, and Eddie McKenzie of Louisville; 3 daughters, Ellen Jean Stidham, of Hyden, Reda Vern Stapleton of Volga and Shirelen Rowland of Fairborn, OH; 1 brother, Everett McKenzie of Flat Gap and l sister Mae Williams of Flat Gap; 5 grandchildren. Bruce Daniels officiated at services with burial in the family cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

   
MEADE, Howes
1912-1986
Former Paintsville resident and attorney W. Howes Meade, 74, died Monday, June 2, in Veterans Hospital in Lexington. A resident of Richmond, he was born Jan 18, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Lloyd G. and Beulah Howes Meade. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Laura Neel Meade; a daughter, Mary Phalen, of Phoenix, AZ; and a granddaughter, Laura Lloyd of Phoenix. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 5, in First United Methodist Church in Paintsville with Rev. Jim Powell officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearers were William Lyons, Paul Lyons, Robert Montgomery, Pinky Jones, Arthur Pope, J. K. Wells, Bill Hazelrigg, Ray Conley and Escom Chandler. Paintsville Herald Wednesday, June 11, 1986

    
MEADE, Jimmy Allen
1969-1986
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 7 for Jimmy Allen Meade, 17, who died June 3 at Thealka. He was born March 10, 1969 in Johnson County, and was a resident of Nippa. Surviving are his parents, Ray and Virginia Meade; two brothers, Dennis Ray and Billy Meade of Nippa. Dick VanHoose and James Kelly Caudill officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the family cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 11, 1986

   
NELSON, Charles
1906-1986
Services for Rev. Charles J. Nelson, 79, Noblesville, IN were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25 in Freewill Baptist Church, where he was minister for the past 12 years. He died Sunday in Riverview Hospital. Rev. Cledins Holbrook officiated at services. He had formerly worked 17 years at Biddle’s Products, Sheridan, retiring in 1965. Born July 30, 1906 in Thealka, KY, he was the son of William D. and Hattie Bush Nelson. He lived in Noblesville since 1952. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Nelson; daughters, Jean Lafferty, Lurlie Hopkins and Virginia DeFoe, all of Noblesville, and Linda Smith, Garner, Arkansas; brother, Isaac Nelson, Paintsville; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One son and one daughter are deceased. Burial was in Crownland Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

   
PATRICK, Blanche (Wampler)
1913-1986
Blanche Wampler Patrick, 73, died Sunday, June 29. Mrs. Patrick was born March 11, 1913 in Virginia, the daughter of W. E. and Margaret Wampler. She was a member of Mayo Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Howard Patrick; two daughter, Beverly Wynn, Borden, IN, and Martelle VanHoose, Washington, D. C.; three brothers, Eugene Wampler, Raleigh, NC, Frank Wampler and John Wampler, Charlotte, NC; 3 sisters, Edith Helbert, Nellie Fisher, and Bettye Dotson, all of Charlotte, NC; and 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Strange officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

   
SELVAGE, Bertha (Fairchild)
1901-1986
Staffordsville resident Bertha Selvage, 84, died June 14 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Selvage was born October 18, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild.  She was a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church. She was a member of the Staffordsville Freewill Baptist Church.  Her husband, Dewey Selvage, died in 1981.  Surviving are 2 sons, Archie and Fred Selvage of Staffordsville; 4 daughters, Barbara Merrill and Patricia Pelz of Ft. Wayne, IN, Dixie Thompson of East Point and Betty Tackett of Paintsville.  Also 3 sisters, Arizona Ward and Faye Porter of Ft. Wayne and Tavia Fairchild of Paintsville; 26 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell King and Bruce Daniels officiating.  Burial was in Staffordsville Church Cemetery.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986

  
SPARKS, Norvil
1911-1986
Funeral services held Tuesday, June 17 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Norvil Sparks, 75. Mr. Sparks died June 14 in Boone County Memorial Hospital, Madison, WV. He was born March 10, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of John and Julia Ward Sparks. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Aredith Wiley Sparks; four sons, Norvil Sparks of Hatfield, KY, Harold, Donald and Dorsel Sparks all of Madison; a brother, Dorsel Sparks of Thealka; four grandchildren 15 great grandchildren. Elder Ivan Butcher officiated at services with burial in Preston Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986

  
STAPLETON, Icie (Burchett)
1907-1986
Red Bush resident, Mrs. Icie Burchett Stapleton, 79, died Sunday, June 29, following an extended illness. She was born April 30, 1907 in Johnson County, the daughter of Grass and Ida Williams Burchett. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Sonny Stapleton, preceded her in death December 4, 1984. Surviving are three sons, Rex Stapleton, Huber Heights, OH, Virgil Stapleton, St. Paris, OH, and Johnny Stapleton, Phoneton, OH; four daughters, Belvenell Hill, Dayton, OH, Effie Cottle, Paintsville, Peggy Holbrook, Red Bush, and Betty Lemaster, Old Hickory, TN; two brothers, Ralph Burchett, Fuget, and Winford Burchett, Muldrough; two sisters, Callie Williams, Flat Gap and Louella Jaynes, Rineyville; and 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 2 at Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders J. T. Bailey, Scottie Williams and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Burial will be in Patty Flat Cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

  
WELCH, Joseph
1986-1986
Joseph Welch, infant son of Oliver and Margie Tackett Welch, of Hammond, died Wednesday, June 11 in Paintsville Hospital. Surviving are a half sister, Shonda Tackett, Hammond; maternal grandparents, Andy and Ida Tackett, Hammond; and paternal grandparents, Ralph and Linchy Welch, Whitehouse. Graveside services were held Friday, June 13, in Tackett Cemetery, Hammond with Bob Blanton officiating. Jones-Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1986

  
WELLS, Milton
1929-1986
Milton Nash Wells, 56, died Sunday, June 29, in Foothills Nursing Center in Morganton, NC. Mr. Wells was born March 5, 1929 in Whiteville, NC, the son of Alvia and Mamie Bullard Wells. He was a resident of Conover, NC and was a factory employee. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Evelyn Wells; a son, Michael Wells, of North Carolina; a step son, Walter Lawrence Fraley of Catawba, NC; a step daughter, Margie James, of Lexington; a brother and sister, Sanky Wells of Chadburn, NC and Hilda Campbell of Charlotte, NC; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 2 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dave Flannery officiating. Burial was in McKenzie Family Cemetery at East Point. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986
   


 
JULY - 1986


  
 
ALLEN, Elizabeth (Ford)
1923-1986
Elizabeth (Pet) Mae Ford Allen, 62, died Thursday, July 17, in Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Pikeville. Mrs. Allen was born November 27, 1923 in Prestonsburg, the daughter of Grover and Mae Harris Ford, and was a member of the Community United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Allen, of Prestonsburg; a son, Kenneth Franklin Allen, of Paintsville and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, in Carter Funeral Home with Revs. Ron Masters and Tim Jessen officiating. Burial was in Allen Family cemetery at Hueyville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

  
BLANTON, William
1940-1986
William S. Blanton, 45, died Saturday, July 5, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blanton was born December 2, 1940 in Johnson County, the son of Haskell and Luda Jones Blanton. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and an employee of Consolidated Design and Consultant, Inc. Surviving are his wife Marcia Spencer Blanton; his father; two sons, William S. Blanton, Jr and Devin Blanton of Beattyville; one daughter, Cassandra Janel Blanton, of Beattyville; three brothers, Tommy Blanton of Flat Gap, and Jack Blanton and Kendrick Blanton of Volga; two sisters, Roberta Blanton and Linda Eshman of Georgetown. Funeral services held Tuesday, July 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Fugate officiating. Burial was in Blanton Cemetery at Volga. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1986

  
BLEVINS, Goldie (Isom)
1907-1986
Goldie Blevins, 79, died Monday, July 21, in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mrs. Blevins was born March 22, 1907 in Carter County, the daughter of Eliza Isom. She was a resident of Van Lear and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Wally Blevins preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July23, at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Gail Music and Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

  
BROWN, Frank
1901-1986
Frank Brown, 84, died Thursday, July 17, in Harrison County Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. Mr. Brown was born October 16, 1901 in Magoffin County, the son of Andy J. and Levisa Prater Brown. He was a retired C & O Railroad employee and a member of Little Martha Baptist Church. His wife, Cecelia Brown, preceded him in death in September 1985. Surviving are three sons, James Brown of Cynthiana, Paul Brown of Hager Hill, and Lawrence Brown of Paintsville; a daughter, Charity Utterback of Nashville, TN; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, in Little Martha Church at Royalton with Bee Johnson officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

  
BURCHETT, Eddie
1904-1986
Ashland resident Eddie Burchett, 82, died July 29 in Elmwood Village Nursing Home. He was born Jan 3, 1904 in Johnson County, the son of William Julius and Martha Melissa Bayes Burchett. He was a retired miner and a member of the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Beaunie VanHoose Burchett; a son, Eddie Burchett, Jr of Rush; a daughter Betty Burchett of Columbia, MO; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers and 8 sisters. Funeral services were held Friday Aug 1, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill, C.C. Hall and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Stambaugh with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1986

  
CASTLE, Gertrude (Preston)
1895-1986
Gertrude Castle, 91, died Monday, July 28, in Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Castle was born February 13, 1895, in Johnson County, the daughter of Roscoe and Josephine Porter Preston. She was a resident of Jackson, OH and a member of the Locust Grove United Baptist Church.  Her husband, John Castle preceded her in death June 17, 1958.  Surviving are 2 sons, Ulysses (Boss) Castle of Jackson, OH and Carson Castle of Morehead; 2 daughters, Prudence Castle of Morehead and Jewell Egner of Houston, TX; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.   Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, in Locust Grove United Baptist Church with John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Castle Family cemetery at Nippa, KY with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6m, 1986

  
CASTLE, Herschel
1909-1986
Herschel Castle, 76, died July 28, in Mt. Manor Nursing Home in Pikeville. Mr. Castle was born October 21, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Garnett and Alice Cantrell Castle. He was a resident of Paintsville, a retired truck driver and a member of the Third Street Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Meade Castle; a son, Billy Joe Castle, of Pontiac, MI; a sister, Mrs. Delphia Phillips, of Lexington, a brother, Homer Castle of Paintsville, a half brother, Drew Cantrell of Sunbury, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville with Revs. Larry Smith and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1986 

   
CASTLE, Marshall
1916-1986
Thealka resident Marshall "Bot" Castle, 69, died Monday, July 7, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born Aug 11, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of Bascom and Nancy Jane Arrowood Castle. He was a retired miner. His wife, Gertrude Ramey Castle, preceded him in death in 1985. Surviving are three daughters, Eula Mae Kimbler of Tutor Key, Brenda Castle of Thelma, and Nancy Clifton of Van Lear, a brother and sister, Jay Castle of Tutor Key and Fannie Preston of Ypsilanti, MI; 4 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, in Tom's Creek United Baptist Church with Harold Conley officiating. Burial was in Daniel Family cemetery at Thealka, with Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  July 16, 1986

  
CASTLE, Ralph
1914-1986
Retired farmer Ralph Castle, 72, died July 29 in Mercy Hospital in Urbana, OH. Mr. Castle was born February 6, 1914, in Johnson County, the son of Oscar and Jenny Wiley Castle. Surviving are his wife, Betty Castle Castle; a son, Jay York, of Offutt; a daughter, Faye Shisler of Bellefontaine, OH; three brothers, Melvin Castle of Bellefontaine, Clifford and Ray Castle, both of Offutt, a sister, Thelma Ramey of Big Rick, VA; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 2, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Offutt. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1986

   
CHILDERS, Wanda Jean
1937-1986
Wanda Jean Childers, 49, died July 31, 1986, at her Meally home. Ms. Childers was born July 28, 1937, in Johnson County, the daughter of Earl and Polly Music Childers. She was employed as a nurse dental assistant and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a brother, Lindsey Childers of Meally; and three sisters, Addie Kretzer and Deloris Childers of Meally and Ethel Melvin of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 4, in Meally Church of Christ with Bennie Blankenship, Arville Short and Ottis Blankenship officiating. Burial was in J. H. Short Cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1986

  
CONLEY, Eugil
1919-1986
Eugil Conley, 67, died July 11 in Kettering Memorial Hospital in Dayton, OH. Mr. Conley was born April 26, 1919, in Johnson County, the son of the late Irvin and Nola Salyers Conley. He was a resident of Enon, OH, a retired machine operator for Harrison Radiator and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Jones Conley; three sons, Ronnie and Phillip Conley, of Enon, and Gale Conley of Springfield, OH; a daughter, Diane McKenzie of Springfield; a brother, Deulas Conley, of Springfield, two sisters, Faye Garland of Cincinnati, OH and Jeanette Salyers of Centerville, Oh; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 14, in Kerz Enterprise Baptist Church with Bruce Daniels and Wayne Meade officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Sitka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

  
CONN, Shirley
1920-1986
River resident Shirley L. Conn, 66, died July 13 at his home. Mr. Conn was born March 7, 1920 in Floyd County. His wife, Juanita Perry Conn, preceded him in death in 1968. Surviving are a son, Shirrel Ray Conn, of Sitka, three step sons, Frank Lyons of Staffordsville, John Lyons of Hager Hill and Robert Lyons of Batavia, OH; two step daughters, Nanette Mulvaney of Felicity, OH and Francis Stambaugh of Xenia, OH; one granddaughter and several step grandchildren. Gilbert Music officiated at graveside services held Tuesday, July 15 in the family cemetery at River. Preston Funeral Home was n charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

  
DAMRON, Clyde
1929-1986
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3 in Mayo Methodist Church for Clyde M. Damron. Mr. Damron died Sunday, June 29, in Wichita, KS. He was born April 30, 1929 in Lawrence County, the son of Mack and Jane Damron. He was an employee of Downing and Lahey F.H. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Thomas Damron; and his parents. Pallbearers are Doug Hall, Fred Holbrook, Harry Wright Damron, Dr. Jerry Fraim, Gaylord Pack, Jr., Calvin Whitt, Mike Shmitt, Ishmael Grim, Russell Lemaster and Jim Daniels. Gene Strange will be the officiating minister. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Kansas Kidney Dialysis Association by contacting Joyce Takas or Nancy Brugh at Citizens National Bank. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 2, 1986

  
GOBLE, Marlin
1941-1986
Marlin Ray Goble, 45, died July 6, in Celina, TN. Mr. Goble was born June 18, 1941, in Odds, KY, the son of Eugene Goble and Dorothy Collins Crum. Surviving are his wife, Juanita Gilvin Goble; his mother; two sons, Donald Goble and Richard Goble, of Pikeville; one daughter, Angela Goble of Pikeville; one brother, Bobby Goble, Flatwoods, and two sisters, Ondalee Kelly of Kitts Hill, OH, and Doris Collins, Howell, NJ. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1986

   
HALL, Blanche (Ward)
1899-1986
Paintsville resident Blanche Hall, 87, died July 7. She was born April 2, 1899 in Johnson County the daughter of Ashley and Nancy Reed Ward. She was a member of the First Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Dr. Paul B. Hall; 2 sons, Dr. Bob Hall and Jim Hall both of Paintsville; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, in First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Powell officiating.  Burial was in Hall-Davis Cemetery at Paintsville with Jones-Preston funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1986

   
JUSTICE, Billy "Wink"
1923-1986
Billy W. (Wink) Justice, 63, died Monday, July 14 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born Feb 24, 1923 in Floyd County, the son of the late Jack and Josephine Wells Justice. Surviving are his wife Phyllis Pigg Justice, a son, Paul Justice of Paintsville, and two sister, Ethel Ward of Tomahawk, and Polly Adams of Ashland. Funeral services will be held today Wednesday, July 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Graham Abbott officiating. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

   
McKENZIE, Cline
1918-1986
Cline McKenzie, 68, died Friday, July 18, in Lexington V.A. Hospital. Mr. McKenzie was born July 10, 1918, in Johnson County, the son of Charlie Lee and Moncie Stapleton McKenzie. He was a resident of Staffordsville and an Air Force retiree.  Surviving are 3 nieces and one nephew.  Funeral services held Monday, July 21, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Woodrow Frisby and Harry Neil Frisby officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

  
MOLLETTE, James
1914-1986
Meally resident James M. Mollette, 71, died July 2, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Martin was born Sep 20, 1914 in Martin County, the son of Jake and Sarah Jane Spears Mollette. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Baldridge Mollette; one son, James Darrell Mollette, Lexington; four brothers, Forrest Mollette of Paintsville; Jerry Mollette and Edgar Mollette, of Mansfield, OH and Carl Smith of IN; three sisters, Bessie Blevins, Tomahawk, Amanda Potter, Thelma and Deloris Mills, Mansfield, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, in Meally Church of Christ, with Rev. Vernon Mullins officiating.  Burial was in Old Friendship Memorial Gardens at Williamsport, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1986

  
MOLLETTE, Rachel (Spears)
1887-1986
Offutt resident Rachel Spears Mollette, 99, died Sunday, July 6 at her residence following an extended illness. She was  Born  May 22, 1887 in Johnson County, the daughter of Martin and Drucilla Waller Spears. She was a member of the Davisport United Baptist Church. Her husband, Ali Mollette, preceded her in death April 3, 1970. Surviving are 2 sons, Melvin and Arnold Mollette of Offutt; 3 daughters, Hazel Daniel of River, Stella Ramey of Springfield, OH and Mildred Mollette of Offutt; a brother and sister, Enoch and Ira Spears of Auxier; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. Graveside services held in Mollette Cemetery at Offutt, with Ivan Butcher officiating.  Preston Funeral Home in charge. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

  
NELSON, Hedgel
1934-1986
Marion, OH resident Hedgel Ray Nelson, 52, died July 7 at Marion General Hospital. Mr. Nelson was born June 30, 1934 in Johnson County, the son of the late Vencil and Georgia Nelson. He was a welder for Marion Power and Shovel and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Linda Hampton; four sons, Richard R. Nelson of Oak Hill, OH, Randy and David W. Nelson of Marion, and Bryan S. Nelson, U. S. Army, Germany; a daughter, Tasha Lee Wright of New Bloomington, Oh; a brother, Vencil Nelson, of Nashville, TN; three sisters, Marie Ross of Paintsville, Mary Ann VanHoose of CA and Blanche Castle of Thealka and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10, in Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Thealka with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

  
PICKLESIMER, Joe
1910-1986
Joe Picklesimer, 76, died Saturday, July 19, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Picklesimer was born April 10, 1910 in Johnson County, the son of Jesse and Margaret Sturgill Picklesimer. He was a resident of Staffordsville and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Hill Picklesimer, who he married in June, 1942, at Whit4esburg, and a stepson, Eugene Mullins. Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, in Preston
Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Melvin Family Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 30, 1986

  
RATLIFF, Terry
1954-1986
Nippa resident, Terry W. Ratliff, 32, died July 10. Mr. Ratliff was born February 26, 1954. He was the son of Bernice Meek and the late Cecil Ratliff. He was employed as a quality control manager for American Standard and was a member of the Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Bernice Meek Ratliff; his wife, Deana Stambaugh Ratliff; a son, Adam Ratliff of Nippa; 3 brothers, Alvin and Greg Ratliff of Thelma, and Willis Ratliff of Springboro, OH; 3 sisters, Cheryl Griffith of Paintsville, Laura Sizemore and Della Grooms of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist church with James Kelly Caudill, Chuck Slone and Paul Wayne Browning officiating. Burial was in Ratliff family cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

  
RICE, Luther
1916-1986
Luther B. Rice, 70, died Friday, July 18, in Stouder Memorial Hospital, Troy, OH. Mr. Rice was born May 31, 1916, at Denver, the son of Luther B. and Ida Lee Fletcher Rice. He was a resident of Tipp City, OH and a retired maintenance electrician. Surviving are his wife, Geneva Rice; a son, William Roger Rice of Kissimmee, FL; a daughter, Stella Parker of Zeeland, MI; two sisters, Beatrice Castle of Hager Hill and Alva Webb of FL; a brother Hershel Rice of Hager Hill; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral services held Tuesday, July 22 in Huber Heights Church of God with Rev. Michael Duty officiating. Burial was in Glenn Haven Memorial Gardens in New Carlisle, OH. Burcham Funeral Home of Fairborn, Oh was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

   
SADLER, Bert
1925-1986
Retired miner Bert Sadler, 60, died Saturday, July 19 at his Stambaugh residence. Mr. Sadler was born December 4, 1925 in Johnson County, the son of Johnny and Millie Castle Sadler. Surviving are two brothers, James Sadler of Sitka, and Alva Sadler, of Urbana, OH; 6 sisters, Edith McKenzie, Deloris Gibson and Wanda Sadler all of Stambaugh, Lillian Parker and Lois Sadler of Maysville; and Della Kuhn of Springfield, OH.  funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist church with Gail Music and Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Stambaugh. Jones- Preston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

   
SPARKS, Cullie
1899-1986
Elder Cullie J. Sparks, 87, died Thursday, July 17 in Lexington following an extended illness. Mr. Sparks was born March 27, 1899 in Johnson County, the son of William and Ida Gardner Sparks. He was a resident of Lexington, a retired merchant and a member of the River United Baptist Church. He had been a minister since 1939.Surviving are his wife, Hazel Meade Sparks, who he married February 24, 1926 in Paintsville, two sons Lee Sparks of Lexington and Cullie Sparks, Jr., of Oak Ridge, TN; two daughters, Betty Harp and Frances Gullett, both of Lexington, 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 20 in River United Baptist Church with B. C. Ferguson, Bruce Howard and Charles Price officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy, Lee, Brian, Ray and Greg Sparks, Leon Gullett, Bobby and Charles Shely. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

   
VANHOOSE, Vera (Blair)
1899-1986
Mrs. Vera VanHoose, 86, died July 18 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. VanHoose was born November 1, 1899, in Johnson County, the daughter of Harrison and Lida Hitchcock Blair. She was a resident of Paintsville. Her husband, Albert VanHoose died in 1961. Surviving are a son, Jack VanHoose of Paintsville; a daughter, Miss Phyllis VanHoose of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Tera Nelson of Paintsville; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 20, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Smith officiating.  Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1986

   
WALTERS, Margaret (Collinsworth)
1924-1986
Margaret Walters, 61, died July 3 in Columbus, OH. She was born December 9, 1924, in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Nova Ramey Collinsworth. Her husband, Taulbee Walters, Jr. died May 14, 1982.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Vivian Krupp of Columbus, OH and Marie Hall of Williamsport; 2 brothers, William Collinsworth, Jr. of Columbus, OH and Thomas Collinsworth of Patascla, OH; 10 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held July 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 9, 1986

    
WELLS, Martin
1920-1986
Martin Wells, 66, died Thursday July 3, in Memphis, TN. Mr. Wells was born March 28, 1920 in Floyd County, the son of Martin, Sr., and Annie Hibbitt Wells. He was employed as a carpenter. Surviving are a son, Emery Wells of Loretto, TN; three daughters, Reva Sue Honeycutt, of Blaine, Betty Rice of Wittensville and Anna Moffett of Ypsilanti, MI; a sister, Virginia Conley, of Staffordsville; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, July 7 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lewis Pope and Charles Stapleton officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

   
WILLIAMS, John
1901-1986
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9 in Old Friendship United Baptist Church for John “Buster” Williams, 85. Mr. Williams died July 6 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1901 in Johnson County, the son of James and Martha DeBoard Williams. He was a resident of Williamsport and a retired miner. He was preceded in death in 1982 by his wife, Elizabeth Walters Williams. Surviving are a son, Fred Williams of Columbus, OH; a step son, Walton Davis of Flint, MI; 2 daughters, Loretta Adams of Dover, OH and Roberta Williams of New Haven, WV; a brother, James Williams of Williamsport; 3 sisters, Juanita Letner of Vandellia, OH, Ruth Preston of Hamilton, OH and Mae Rose of Akron, OH; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren. Officiating at funeral services were Glen Arrowood, Shade Walters and Vern Walters. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Williamsport with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, July 16, 1986

   
WILLIAMS, Elder Taylor
1896-1986
Elder Taylor Williams, 89, died July 13 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home in Louisa following an extended illness. Mr. Williams was born Oct 1, 1896 in Johnson County the son fo Elliott and Susan Bayes Williams. He was a resident of Grayson, a retired farmer and a member of the United Baptist Church. His wife, Gladys Frazier Williams, preceded him in death Nov 29, 1957. Surviving are four sons, Gary Williams of Hillsboro, OH, Lowell Williams of Midway, OH, Paul Williams of Springfield, OH and Garrel Williams of Elna; three daughters, Clara Burchett of Midway, Kathryn Wells of East Lake, OH and Dixie VanHoose of Elna; 16 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, in Bethel United Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Elders Lonza Reed, B. C. Ferguson and James H. Blair officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Elna with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  July 16, 1986
    


  
AUGUST - 1986


  
 
ADKINS, William
1903-1986
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel for William (Bill) Adkins, 83. Mr. Adkins died August 3, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born September 15, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of James and Renda Keaton Adkins. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.  His wife, Alka Mayo Adkins preceded him in death March 13, 1982.  Surviving are a daughter, Josephine Napier of Thelma, a step daughter, Maxine Daniels of Van Lear; 4 brothers, Edd Adkins of Van Lear, Sam Adkins of Wittensville, Huey Adkins of WV, and Ben Adkins of Paintsville; 2 grandchildren and l great grandchild. Clifford Austin officiated at services with burial was in Holbrook Cemetery at Davis Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

   
BLAIR, Gordon
1909-1986
Gordon Rileigh Blair, 77, died Wednesday, August 6, at his Jenkins home.  Mr. Blair was born April 6, 1909, at West Van Lear, the son of Sherman and Missouri Jane Webb Blair. He was a retired coal miner for Appalachian Coal and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Watkins Blair; a son, Kenneth Gordon Blair, of Jenkins; a daughter, Tommie Jean Robinson, of Robinson Creek; a brother, Francis Blair of Dayton, OH; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services held Saturday, August 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Blair Family Cemetery in West Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

   
BUTLER, Eva Lee
1986
School retiree Eva Lee Butler, 80, died August 24, 1986. Miss Butler attended Morehead State University and was a graduate of Pikeville College. In 1923 she embarked on a teaching career with the Johnson County Public Schools which spanned 48 years. Miss Butler was a life-long resident of River, KY, a member of River United Baptist Church since 1925, and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was the daughter of the late Augustus (Gus) and Lydia Spears Butler. She is survived by one sister, Lavina E. Carney of Maryland; four brothers, George Walter Butler and Clyde Marshall Butler of Michigan, Robert Psalmist and Estill L. Butler of Florida; three nephews and one niece; two great nephews and one great niece. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1986

   
CASTLE, Earl
1902-1986
Earl Castle, 83, died August 16, in Elmwood Village Nursing Home in Ashland following an extended illness. Mr. Castle was born Sep 30, 1902, in Johnson County, the son of James and Mary Burchett Castle. He was a resident of Nippa, a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie Slone Castle; a son, Earl Thomas (Cotton) Castle of Moses Lake, WA; five stepsons, Roy L. and Billy J. Slone, both of Inez, Bobby G. Slone of Meally, Willard L. Slone of Tutor Key, and Rev. Hubert D. Slone of Wittensville; three stepdaughters, Sue Meek of Thealka, Alice VanHoose and Barbara Sammons, both of Nippa; three grandchildren, 25 step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug 19, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tommy VanHoose and M. T. Womack, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Roy Meadows Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
CASTLE, Eula (Price)
1923-1986
Thelma resident Eula Price Castle, 62, died August 13 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Castle was born October 20, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Green and Gertrude Fannin Price. She was a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Jess Castle, who she married Sept. 14, 1940; a son, Jimmy Rae Castle of Dayton, OH; 3 daughters, Phyllis D. Franklin and Patty Jean Elkins of Loveland, OH and Diana Hensley of Paintsville; a sister, Jean Slone of Thelma; 9 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday, August  15 in Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma with Elders B. C. Ferguson and Charles Price officiating.  Burial was in Price Cemetery at Thelma with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
CRACE, Carl
1934-1986
Columbus, OH resident Carl David Crace, 51, died Wednesday, August 6, in Mt. Carmel Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Crace was born September 18, 1934 in Johnson County, the son of Carl and Mary Ward Crace. He was employed as a roofer. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Davis Crace; 2 step sons, Jeff and Steve Davis of Ocala, Fl; a stepdaughter, Marcella Kaulman of West Palm Beach, Fl; a brother and sister, Harry Crace of Oil Springs, and Edith Morton of Phoenix, As; a half brother, Cecil Ward of Hazard. Burial was in Judge Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Services held in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. C. P. Compton and Roy Harlow officiating. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. C. P. Compton and Roy Harlow officiating.  Burial was in Judge Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

   
DOERGELOH, Fannie(Richmond)
1915-1986
Paintsville resident, Fannie Richmond Doergeloh, 72, died Thursday, Aug 4, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Doergeloh was born Dec 9, 1915 in Johnson County, the daughter of Elijah Brown and Zora Webb Richmond. She was retired from Royal E. Paper Factory, Ft. Wayne, IN, and a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, William Doergeloh, preceded her in death in Dec 1963. Surviving are one sister, Julia Brickley, of Van Lear, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 6, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery at Johns Creek. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Aug 10, 1988

   
GREENE, Garnett (Bayes)
1909-1986
Garnett Bayes Greene, 76, died Sunday, August 24 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Greene was born September 5, 1909 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Filmore and Jane Bayes. She was a resident of Stambaugh and a member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Johnie Greene, who she married in Nov 1927; three sons, John Wayne Greene of St. Louis, MO, Michael D. Greene of Mt. Vernon, OH, and Ted Bryan Greene of Newark, OH; four daughters, Berneeda Baldwin of Grayson, Arbara Huff of Sitka, Lena Sparks and Lavada Sue Pennington of Stambaugh; and a half sister, Helen Dephew of Texas. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, in Sitka Freewill Baptist Church with James K. Caudill, Bob Lyons, and Jimmy McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Bradley Young Cemetery at Chandlersville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1986

   
HAGER, Dawson (Halstead)
1896-1986
Dawson Halstead Hager, 89, died August 9, in her Paintsville home. Mrs. Hager was born September 26, 1896, in Bardstown, KY, the daughter of Nathaniel and Sue Muir Halstead. She was a retired drug store owner and a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Hager, on October 19, 1971. Surviving are six granddaughters, a daughter-in-law, two nephews and one niece. Funeral services were held Monday, August 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Chet Compton officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
HILL, Glen
1909-1986
Glen Hill, 77, died August 11 in his West Liberty home. Mr. Hill was born July 18, 1909 in Morgan County, the son of Forrest and Laura Williams Hill. He was a retired pipe fitter. Surviving are his wife, Esta Williams Hill; three sons, Lowell Hill of Dayton, OH, Elwood Hill, of Moon, KY, and James Hill, of Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Glenda Mullins of Red Bush and Mrs. Mary Ellen Phelps of Paintsville; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 13, at 11 a.m. in Old Paint Primitive Baptist Church at Relief with Elders Parley Cantrell and Paul E. Keaton officiating. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

   
JONES, Virgal
1933-1986
Virgal Jones, 52, of Albion, MI died August 21 at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Jones is the son of the late George and Dora Preston Jones of Thelma. He was born October 3, 1933 at Thelma, he moved to the Albion area in 1963, and retired in 1974 from Brooks Foundry where he had worked 12 years. Surviving are his wife, Neva Meek Jones; two sons, James Jones of Lakeland, FL and David Jones of Albion; a stepson, Ricky Haden of Thelma; three daughters, Vickie Connelly of Albion, Shelia Heath, of Detroit, and Melissa Jones of Albion; a sister, Lockie Mae Pack of River; eight grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Services were held August 23 in Southern United Baptist church. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Albion with Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1986

   
JUSTICE, Oscar
1905-1986
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, for Oscar Justice, 81. Mr. Justice died August 13 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born April 13, 1905 in Johnson County, the son of Scott and Mary Ann Phillips Justice. He was a Stambaugh resident and a self-employed carpenter.  Surviving are his wife, Inis McKenzie Justice, who he married May 23, 1942; a son, Larry Thomas Justice of Stambaugh; a daughter, Patricia Maye Glispie of Cedarville, OH; a brother, Lundy Justice of Sitka; 5 grandchildren. Revs. James K. Caudill and John Frank Meade officiated at services in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa. Burial was in Marvin Sparks Cemetery at Blaine with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
KING, Goldie(Curtis)
1926-1986
Goldie M. King, of Marysville, OH died in Marysville Memorial Hospital, August 3. She was born February 14, 1926, in Johnson County, the daughter of Chattlee Curtis and Mattie Skaggs Curtis, and was a member of the Flat Gap Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John M. King, six sons, James A. King of Marion, OH, Johnny L. and Joseph H., both of Sunbury, OH, David L. King of Starky, FL, Paul D. King of Marysville, and Samuel E. King of Blaine; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Jordan, of Blaine, Mrs. Jack (Martha) Whitt and Mrs. Michael (Delilah) Holbrook, both of Marsyville; two brothers, James Curtis of Columbus, OH and Harold Curtis of Dublin, OH; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6 in Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville. Burial was in Sunbury Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

   
McLELLAN, Elizabeth Alice (Moore)
1918-1986
Elizabeth Alice McClellan, 68, died August 15 in Georgetown, KY. Mrs. McClellan was born July 3, 1918 in Johnson County, the daughter of Scott and Stella McFaddin Moore.  Surviving are her husband, John McClellan; 4 daughters, Deloris E. Anderson of Berea, Mary M. Coffey of Franklin, OH, Gyanna M. Mitchell of Frankfort, and Sandra K. Riggs of Lexington; a brother, Wroth A. "Red" Moore of Staffordsville; 3 sisters, Retta McCloud, of Stambaugh, Jessie Boyd of Ashland and Betty Dozer of Staffordsville; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, August 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Lowell Webb and Jim Stilz officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
MEEK, Charles J.
1923-1986
Charles J.  Meek, 63, of Williamsport, died Monday at the home of his brother, Clyde Meeks following a sudden illness. Mr. Meek was born Jan. 3, 1923, a son of Mrs. Mary Stanaford Meek of Williamsport and the late Elias Meek. He was a retired truck driver. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Ella Meek; a daughter, Diana Thompson of Hampton; two sons, Mark Meek and Rickie Meek, both of Hampton; two sisters, Estelle Fyffe and Daisy Marie  Pike, both of Columbus, OH; five brothers, Elias Meek, Jr. of Boons Camp, Clyde Meek and Hubert Meek, both of Williamsport, Grover Meek of Pontiac, MI, and Daniel Meek of Geneva, OH; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 28,  at the Paintsville Funeral Home by the Rev. Daniel Fuget and the Rev. Jack Woody.  Burial will be in Meek Cemetery at Williamsport.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1986

   
MOLES, Kenneth
1986
Former East Point resident Kenneth Delbert Moles, 56, died Sunday, August 31, in Lexington. Mr. Moles began his career with Womwell in Pikeville in 1955, transferring to Lexington in 1968. He was currently serving as vice president of operations for Kentucky Jobbers Supply. He was a member of Gardenside Christian Church, Pikeville Lodge 375 F & AM, and a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason, a member of El Hasa Shrine Temple of Ashland and served with the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his parents, William Sheridan and Rhoda Blair Moles of East Point, his wife, Mary Parker Moles; three sons, Kenneth Dale Moles of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Christopher Todd and Johnathon Moles, both of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Burchett of Erlanger; one niece and two nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 2, in Kerr Brothers Funeral Home chapel in Lexington with Pat Mooney officiating. Burial was in Hill crest Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1986

   
MOLLETTE, Burns
1912-1986
Burns O. Mollette, 74, died Saturday, August 2, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Mollette was born February 14, 1912 in Johnson County, the son of Eligah and Emma Cline Mollette. He was a resident of Woodland Estates, was employed as a civil engineer for the state of Kentucky and was a member of the Thealka Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Clay Mollette; a brother, John B. Mollette of Van Lear; and four sisters, Lizzie Colvin, of Thealka, Grace Preston, of Paintsville, Stella Fletcher, of Louisa, and Amanda Holbrook of Frankfort. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug 4 in Thealka Freewill Baptist church with Don Fraley officiating. Burial was in Colvin Family Cemetery at Thealka with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
PACK, Maymie Marie (Stapleton)
1916-1986
Maymie Marie Pack, 70, died August 21, at her Stambaugh home. Mrs. Pack was born January 14, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Link and Gifta Justice Stapleton. She was a member of the Old Hood United Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Pack; three sons, Delmar Pack, West Carlton, OH, and Ronald and Paul Pack, both of Stambaugh; seven daughters, Earlene Castle, Charlotte Pack, and Brenda Pack, all of Stambaugh, Mary Blair, of West Van Lear, Gayle Blanton of Centerburg, OH, Joyce Sublett of Paintsville and Jean Trimble of Dayton, OH. Also, a brother, James Stapleton of Dayton; three sisters, Magie Gullett of Lexington, Laura Daniels, of Rush and Angie Stapleton of Flint, MI; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Lonza Reed and John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Chandler-Pack Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 27, 1986

   
VANHOOSE, Clyde
1933-1986
Clyde VanHoose, 53, died August 13 at his Tutor Key home following an extended illness. Mr. VanHoose was born June 4, 1933 in Johnson County, the son of Wendell and Irene Daniel VanHoose. He was a resident of Tutor Key, employed by the Johnson County Highway Department and a former member of the Johnson County Board of Education.  Surviving are his parents; his wife, Avonelle Stambaugh VanHoose who he married Dec. 26, 1951; a son, Kevin VanHoose of Tutor Key; 2 daughters, Deborah Jean Daniels of Tutor Key and Lelia Anette VanHoose of Frankfort; a sister, Marjorie VanHoose Pelphrey of Davis Branch; 2 grandsons.  Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, in Mouth of Rush Freewill Baptist Church at Nippa with Revs. James K. Caudill, Bill Meadows, and Paul B. Browning officiating. Burial was in VanHoose Cemetery at Tutor Key with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
VANHOOSE, Phillip
1941-1986
Boons Camp resident, Phillip VanHoose, 45, died Saturday, August 2. Mr. VanHoose was born April 21, 1941 in Johnson County, the son of Flossie Wilcox VanHoose and the late Joe VanHoose. He was an employee of Highland Mobile Homes. Surviving are his mother; his wife, Emmalee Preston VanHoose; 2 sons, Joel Walter and Warren Brent VanHoose of Boons Camp; 3 brothers, Willard "Red", Leroy and Joe Jr. all of Paintsville; 4 sisters, Marie Case of Nippa, Lucille Gullett and Roberta Stanley of Paintsville and Judy Spears of Columbus, OH.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 5, in Jones-Preston funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff and James D. Crider officiating. Burial was in Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 6, 1986

   
WALLEN, Susan Michelle
1976-1986
Susan Michelle Wallen, 11, died August 16 in Hazard, KY. She was born May 16, 1975 and was a resident of Hueytown, AL. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents Edgar and Lou Banks Wallen. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Thornbury and Jay Wirnberly officiating. Burial was in Bessemer Memorial Gardens in Hueytown. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, August 20, 1986

   
WARD, Walter
1915-1986
Auxier resident Walter Lee Ward, 71, died Aug 3. Mr. Ward was born June 5, 1915, the son of Daniel and Nannie Castle Ward. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Moore Ward; two sons, Edward Ward of Van Lear and Charles Ward of Auxier; two daughters, Janet Goodman of Harrodsburg and Lorraine Prater of Prestonsburg; three brothers, Dan Ward of Dayton, OH, Robert Ward of West Milton, OH and Rowland Ward of Cuyahoga, OH; three sisters, Erie Webb of Leander, Helen Ward of Paintsville and Ruby Blunt of Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Aug 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Cecil Sherman officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Aug 6, 1986

   
WEBB, Glen
1919-1986
Swamp Branch resident Glen Webb, 67, died Friday, August 29, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington. Mr. Webb was born June 5, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Dave and Barbara Conley Webb. Surviving are his wife, Neva Click Webb, two sons, Glen Roy Webb of Paintsville and Ricky Webb of Lexington; three step sons, Larry Lemaster of Leander, David Lemaster of Sitka and Steve Lemaster of Staffordsville; three daughters, Donna VanHoose of Paintsville, Frances Coates of Xenia, OH and Patricia Griffie of McDowell; three step daughters, Diane Taylor of Leander and Darlene Caudill and Pam Lemaster both of Swamp Branch. Also, a brother and sister, Elmer Webb of Springfield, OH and Jane Phipps of Jackson, OH; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 13 step grandchildren. Funerals services were held September 1 in Rockhouse Freewill Baptist Church with Richard Williams and David Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1986

   
WHEELER, Walter
1908-1986
Thelma resident Walter Wheeler, 78, died Saturday, Aug 30, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wheeler was born June 21, 1908 in Johnson County, the son of William and Mary Ward Wheeler. He was a retired janitorial employee. Surviving are two sisters, Hazel Daniel of Thelma and Gladys Meek of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Monday, Sep 1 in East Side Freewill Baptist Church with Harry Frisby and Bruce Daniel officiating. Burial was in Chandler Cemetery at Thelma with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1986

   
WILLIAMS, Mary Florence
1926-1986
Mary Florence Williams, 60, died Monday, August 25 in her Lexington home. Mrs. Williams was born January 18, 1926 in Johnson county, the daughter of V. S. and Nova Jayne Williams. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Dr. Gerald Williams of South Daytona Shores FL and James Paul Williams of Windermere, FL; two sisters, Kathaleen Nichel of Gainesville, FL and Jeane Grindstaff of Ocoee, FL and several nieces and nephews. Remains have been cremated in Lexington and graveside services will be held Saturday, September 6 in Mayo Cemetery in Paintsville with Rev. James Powell officiating. Paintsville Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 3, 1986
     


 
SEPTEMBER - 1986


   
  
ALBERT, Stephen
1955-1986
Stephen Bruce Albert, 30, died Saturday, September 6, as the result of a biking accident. A Paducah native, Mr. Albert resided in Paintsville and was employed as a pharmacist for Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Paducah. He was a member of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association. Surviving are his parents, John E. and Mary Jane Albert, of Paducah; four brothers, John Albert of Baltimore, MD, James and Peter Albert of Atlanta, GA and Frank Albert of Paducah; three sisters, Carolyn of Paducah, Susan David of Louisville and Janice Albert of Bowling Green; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Grant of Dawson Springs and his fiancée, Kimberly Ann Davis, of Hager Hill. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 10, at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church with Rev. Lucian Hayden officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Paducah with Roth Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Stephen Albert was born on 9/22/1955 in McCracken County, KY
        
ALBERT, Steve
1955-1986
There will be a memorial service for Steve Albert on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, U. S. 23, Paintsville. Steve was killed Saturday, September 6 in a cycling accident of Kentucky 302 in Van Lear. Steve was Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Highlands Regional Medical Center and had worked at the Medical Center for six years. Originally from Paducah, he attended Murray State University and graduated from the Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, GA. He was 29 years old. Survivors include his parents, John E. and Mary Jane Albert of Paducah and seven brothers and sisters. All friends are invited to attend. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

   
ADAMS, Novia (Cantrell)
1909-1986
Fuget resident, Novia Adams, 76, died September 22 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV. Mrs. Adams was born December 1, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Dock and Tallie Cantrell Adams. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Mart Adams, preceded her in death in 1966. Surviving are two sons, James Adams of Barnetts Creek and Willard Adams of Fuget; six daughters, Lestia Adams of Fuget, Esta Penix of Hager Hill, Christine Meade of Elna, Linda Mollette of Columbus, OH, Pauline Jaynes of Salyersville and Edna Ramey of Flat Gap; two sisters, Via Adams of Fuget and Edna Curtiss of Flat Gap; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Eual McKenzie, Paul Keaton and Eulas Adams officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986  

   
BAILEY, Wallace
1896-1986
Retired pipefitter Wallace Bailey, 89, died Sep 22 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Bailey was born Nov 19, 1896 in Johnson County, the son of Charley and Rissa Hill Bailey. He was a resident of Keaton and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Erie Ferguson Bailey; a son, Paul Bailey of Flat Gap; two daughters, Anna Lee Bailey and Della Jean Ferguson of Keaton; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sep 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Wright, William E. Wright and Tommy Bailey officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Paintsville Herald,  Wednesday, Oct 1, 1986

   
CHANDLER, Ruel
1918-1986
Ruel Chandler, 67, of 708 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum, MD, died Friday, September 12, in South Baltimore General Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Chandler was born September 25, 1918 at Chandlersville, KY a son of the late Charles Wesley (Charlie) Chandler and Elizabeth (Lizzie ) Ann Castle Chandler. He retired as a Lug Boat Captain from Curtis Bay Towing Co.,  in Maryland. He moved to Maryland from Chandlersville in 1941 and was a member of Linthicum Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Erma Lemaster Chandler; five children, William Charles of Woodbine, MD, Thomas F. of Glen Burnie, MD, Jack G. of Lansdowne Riverview, MD, Rodger S. Linthicum and Judy Henrietta, Glen Burnie, MD; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson; two sisters, Mrs. E. M. Wheeler, Raceland and Mrs. Gladys Stone, South Shore. Funeral services were conducted by pastors Richard Long of Liberty Baptist Church, Woodbine, MD and Donald L. Emgee of Linthicum Baptist Church. Burial was in Meadowridge Memorial Park, MD. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

    
CHURCH, Alfred
1929-1986
Alfred Church, 56, died Friday, September 19 in Lexington Veterans Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Church was born December 12, 1929 in Johnson County, the son of Alfred and Lottie Kazee Church. He was a resident of Tutor Key and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Macca Church; a son, Paul Alfred Church of Tutor Key; 2 daughters, Anita Lemaster of West Van Lear and Paula Gillum of Tutor Key; 3 brothers, Tom and Bob Chruch of Tutor Key and Ray Picklesimer of Nippa; a sister, Rushia VanHoose of Salyersville; 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday, September 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Church family cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
FAIRCHILD, Tava (Fairchild)
1901-1986
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Tava Fairchild, 85. Ms. Fairchild died Sunday, September 7 in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. She was born December 20, 1901 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ed and Laura Hitchcock Fairchild, and she was a resident of Paintsville.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Sara Melvin of Paintsville and Georgie Picklesimer of Milford Center, OH; 2 sisters, Faye Porter and Arizona Ward , both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren. James Crider officiated at services with burial in Staffordsville Church Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1986

   
FAIRCHILD, Virginia (Taylor)
1907-1986
Virginia Fairchild, 79, died Saturday, September 20, in Fostoria, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Fairchild was born February 18, 1907 in VA, the daughter of Forester Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Adams Hensley. She was self-employed and a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Douglas Fairchild, preceded her in death July 5, 1959. Surviving are a son, Henry Clevenger, of Grundy, VA; a daughter Marie Taylor of Fostoria, OH; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 23 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Vennie VanHoose and Tommy VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Lick Fork. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

   
FOSTER, Wilma (Daniel)
1945-1986
Huntington, WV resident Wilma Foster, 41, died Sunday, September 14, in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Miss Foster was born April 8, 1945 in Johnson County, the daughter of Shirley Daniel Sparks and the late Bert Daniel. She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist church. Surviving are her mother and step father, Shirley and Farlin Sparks; and three sisters, Beatrice Ball and Virginia Daniels, both of Louisa and Ella Francis Ratliff of Paintsville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 17, in Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church with Ellis Hamilton and Francis VanHoose officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at River with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
GREEN, Ernest Ray
1986
Ernest Ray Green, 53, of Collins, OH, died September 23 in Medical College of Ohio in Toledo after a sudden illness. He was born at Lowmansville and lived in Collins, OH for 2 years after moving from Vermillion, OH. He was a mechanic employed for 25 years by the National Gypsum Company in Lorain. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, a member and past president of the Lorain County Coon Hunters Club and a member and former vice president of Local 416 of the United Cement Gypsum and Lime Workers. Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Ann; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Becky) Smith of Washington, DC, Mrs. William (Mary Ann) Feakins of Vermillion, Mrs. Chris (Teresa) Johnson of Swanton, OH and Mrs. Jan (Patty) Swerlein of Bowling Green; a son, Randy Cutlip of Lubbock, TX; 5 grandchildren; his father, Ira Green of Lowmansville; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Phyllis) Stapleton of Stambaugh; 2 brothers, Ova and Gary Green of OH. Rev. William Fraley officiated at services with burial in North Fairfield Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

   
GWINN, Robert E.
1986
Robert E. Gwinn, 59, died Sunday, September 7, in V. A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was a retired Air Force officer and a resident of Hager Hill. Surviving are two sons, Jason and William Joseph Gwinn, and three daughters, Sharon Fields, Linda Salyers, and Carrie Salyers Fairchild, all of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, September 13, in Reger Funeral Home Chapel in Huntington, WV. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Wayne County, WV. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1986

    
HALL, Hollie
1910-1986
Hollie Hall, 76, of Keaton, formerly of McDowell, died Thursday, September 25 at the Humana Hospital in Louisa following a short illness. He was born September 20, 1910 in McDowell, a son of the late Robert Hat Hall and Mary Francis Martin Hall. He was a retired coal miner and a retired employee of Delco-Remy Company in Anderson, IN. He was a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church since 1973 and a member of the AFL-CIO. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Selby Hall; two sons, Lester Delano Hall of Keaton and Donald L. Hall of Kokomo, IN; a step son, Larry McKinney of Alexandria, IN; two daughters, Rochelle Rose Riddell and Lucy Florelle Shreves, both of Anderson; a step daughter, Shelia Colyer of Marion, IN; two half brothers, Earl Hall, of Wapakoneta, OH and Homer Hall of Lima, OH; one sister, Margie Osborne of Printer, KY; a half sister, Nellie Hurst of Lima; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 28 at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin with Ted Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Lucy Hall Cemetery at McDowell. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

   
HAMILTON, Mary (Ramey)
1928-1986
Mary Hamilton, 58, died Sunday, September 28 in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Floyd County, the daughter of John and Marie Sesco Ramey, and was a member of the St. John Episcopal Church. Her husband, Ervin Hamilton preceded her in death March 6, 1969. Surviving are two brothers, Charlie Ramey of Columbus, OH, and Dan Ramey of Illinois; and three sisters, Jean Henry of Pennsylvania, Dela McCullen and Ruth Boyhan, both of Columbus. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 2, in Davidson Memorial Gardens with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Mary Ramey was born in Johnson County, KY on 8/12/1928.

   
HOSCHAR, Golda (Pack)
1901-1986
Mrs. Golda Pack Hoschar, 85, died September 29 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Prestonsburg following an extended illness. Mrs. Hoschar was born September 29, 1901 at Williamsport, the daughter of George W. and Alwilda Preston Pack. She was a resident of Williamsport, a retired sales clerk for Adams department Store in Niagara Falls, NY, and a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Charles Hoschar preceded her in death in 1959. Surviving are 3 step sons, Howard Hoschar of Kanawha, WV, Charles Hoschar of Huntington, WV and lyle Hoschar of Florida; 4 brothers, Walter and Herbert Pack of Williamsport, Gaylord Pack of Paintsville and Arnold Pack of Morehead. Funeral services were held, Wednesday, October 1 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Bruce Howard and Charlie Price officiating. Burial was in Pack Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

   
HUFF, Rodney Paul
1968-1986
Rodney Paul Huff, 18, died Sunday, September 28, in Fairborn, OH as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Huff was born June 1, 1968 in Dayton, OH, and was a resident of Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Patty McClanahan Huff; and two children, Rodney Paul, Jr., and Melissa Ann, both at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Rick Wilson, Mrs. Jerome Cunningham, and Miss Carman Faulkner, all of Springfield, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, October 3, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Huff Cemetery at Tutor Key with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1986

   
JACKSON, Victoria
1985-1986
Victoria Faith Jackson, eight months old daughter of Charles and Beverly Charlene Clark Jackson of Piketon, OH, died Friday, Sep 19 in Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born Dec 27, 1985 in Chillicothe, OH. Also surviving are her grandparents, Melvin and Irene Clark  and Watson and Betty Jackson; and a sister, Melissia Jackson. Funeral services were held Monday, Sep 22 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in Jackson Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
MARTIN, Michael Dallas
1968-1986
Paintsville resident Michael Dallas Martin, 18, died Saturday, September 6 at Swamp Branch, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Martin was born May 15, 1968 in Johnson County. Surviving are his parents, Jim and Dixie Pennington Martin; his wife, Elaine Huggins Martin; a daughter, Elizabeth Kandice Martin; a brother and sister, Kenny and Cindy Martin, of Volga; and grandparents, Dallas and Louise Stambaugh Martin of Stambaugh, and Roscoe and Mescal Brown Pennington of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 9, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John G. Pelphrey and Bill Wells officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery at Stambaugh. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1986

   
MAY, Elmer
1917-1986
Elmer May, 69, died Friday, September 5, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington. Mr. May was born April 5, 1917 in Johnson County, the son of Frank May and Peggy Risner May. He was a resident of Leander, a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Blair May; a son, Wade May of Williamson, WV; 2 daughters, Patty Green of Pikeville and Mary May of West Van Lear; 2 sisters, Grace Carpenter of Leander and Loula Bayes of Wapakoneta, OH; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.  Funeral services were held Monday, September 8 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Collins, Herb Arms and James Harrison Blair officiating.  Burial was in Bayes Cemetery at Swamp Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 10, 1986

   
PARSON, Susan (Bayes)
1952-1986
Susan Bayes Parson, 34, died Monday, September 22, in her Lexington home. Mrs. Parson was born March 11, 1952 in Johnson County and was an employee of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Lexington. Surviving are her parents, Clyde and Helen Bland Bayes of Paintsville; two sons, Bennett and Richard Parson , both of Lexington; and two sisters, Johnda Castle of Thelma and Mary Jane Bayes of Paintsville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 25, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tommy Reynolds and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Bayes Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
PHILLIPS, Claretta (Estep)
1898-1986
Fuget resident Mrs. Claretta Frazier Phillips, 84, died Sep 28 in Humana Hospital at Louisa following an extended illness. Mrs. Phillips was born Sep 28, 1898 in Johnson Co., the daughter of Elzie and Rachel S. Estep Estep. She was a member of the Independent United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James L. Frazier, May 3, 1961 and Elder Sandy Phillips, Oct 10, 1972.  Surviving are two step sons, Eual Phillips of Chillicothe, OH and Sandy Phillips, Jr of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Geneva Young of Somerset, OH, Dove McKenzie of Fuget and Peggy Kidd of Lexington, SC; a sister, Myrtle Burchett of Flat Gap; three brothers, Glenn Estep of Springfield, OH, Lundy and Lowell Estep, both of Fuget; eight grandchildren, six step grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Oct 1 at 11 a m in Peaceful Valley Independent United Baptist Church at Fuget with Elders Eual McKenzie, J. T. Bailey and Lonnie Terry officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Oct 1, 1986

   
PRESTON, Clara (Branham)
1915-1986
Boons Camp resident Clara Bell Preston, 70, died September 13 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Preston was born November 7, 1915 in Johnson County, the daughter of Harrison and Mary Ellen Pack Branham. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter Raymond “Cat” Preston; five sons, Alfred R. Ward, of Andrews, IN, Howard Ward of Arcadia, FL, Robert K. Ward of Wabash, IN, James H. Price of Boons Camp, and Ted Michael Price of Sitka; three daughters Barbara S. Williamson of Arcadia, FL, Julia Wells of Thelma and Judy Holbrook of Davis Branch; and a step daughter, Emma L. VanHoose of Boons Camp. Also a sister, Gussie Faust of Waterloo, IN; 19 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 16 in Boons Camp Freewill Baptist church with Bob Baker and Charles Banks officiating. Burial was in Holbrook Cemetery in Paintsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
PRESTON, Edna (Butcher)
1924-1986
Edna Mae Preston, 62, died Sept 17 in Highlands Regional Medical center in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Preston was born March 26, 1924 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ballard Butcher and Lura Deboard Butcher. She was a resident of Boons Camp and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are her  husband, Earl Preston; three sons, Earl D. and Lonnie Preston, both of Boons Camp, and Robert Preston of Tomahawk; two daughters, Rhonda Preston of Tomahawk and Alice Daniels of Boons Camp; a brother and two sisters, Earl Butcher, Mary Preston and Elva Mollette all of Boons Camp and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, Sept 19, in Hurricane United Baptist Church at Boons Camp with Hobert Pack, Mitchell Baldwin and Rufus Blair officiating. Burial was in Preston Cemetery at Boons Camp with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sept 24, 1986

    
RATLIFF, Ellis
1907-1986
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 14 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Ellis Ratliff, 78. Mr. Ratliff died September 11, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born December 29, 1907 in Johnson County the son of Eli and Elizabeth Ward Ratliff. He was a resident of Denver, a retired coal miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Edna Blair Ratliff; 6 sons, Kenneth, Elmon and Henry Ratliff all of Denver, Ellis Ratliff of Wabash, In, Eulas Ratliff of Vanlue, OH and Ray Ratliff of Staffordsville; 2 daughters, Allene Soard of Osceola, In and Geneva Ratliff of Denver; 2 brothers, Eli Ratliff, Jr. and William H. Ratliff both of Barnetts Creek; 16 grandchildren 16 great grandchildren. Herb Arms, Richard Williams, John Frank Ratliff, and Lowell Pelphrey officiated at services with burial  in Ratliff Family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
RICE, Wayne
1898-1986
Funeral services held Saturday, September 27 for Wayne Rice, 88 of Oil Springs. Mr. Rice died September 24 in Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital at Russell. He was born April 2, 1898 in Johnson County, the son of Dr. Grant and Sina Caudill Rice. He was a retired merchant and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. His wife, Lillie Callins Rice preceded him in death.  Surviving are three sons, Ernest Forrest Rice of Ashland, Hubert Rice of Ocean City, MD, and William G. Rice of Albion, PA; a daughter, Mary Coppock of Fairborn, OH; a brother, Carl Rice of Oil Springs; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services held Saturday, September 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Potter officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

   
SCOTT, Luther
1915-1986
Luther G. Scott, 71, died September 9 in Orlando, FL. Mr. Scott was born April 28, 1915 in Pike County, the son of William T. and Emma Smith Scott. He was a resident of Orlando, a retired Air Force veteran and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dawn Scott; five sons, Neil and Gary Scott of Texas, Casey Scott of Washington, D. C., and Albert and Brian Scott of Orlando; three daughters, Shirley Scott of Texas, Suzie Fleetwood of Georgia and Didi Scott of Orlando. Also six sisters, Etta Stewart of Virginia, Grace Thomas, Esta Conley, Shirley Preston and Billy Jean Kern, all of Paintsville, and Mildred Pack of Morehead. Funeral services were held September 14, in Preston Funeral Home chapel with Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald. Wednesday, September 17, 1986

   
SIMPSON, Roy
1913-1986
Roy Simpson, 73, died Wednesday, Sep 3, in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Simpson was born Aug 29, 1913 in Carter County, the son of William and Missouri Helton Simpson. He was a resident of West Van Lear. Surviving are his wife, Francis Dawson Simpson; two daughters, Ernestine Payne; of Ypsilanti, MI, and Mary Rose Fitch of Springfield, OH; two brothers, Walter Simpson of TN and Norman Simpson of Ypsilanti; a sister, Mable Duty, of Meally; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sep 6 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose, Richard Williams, and Larry Smith officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Sep 10, 1986

   
SPEARS, Madge (Crace)
1906-1986
Madge "Madgie" Crace Spears, 79, died Sep 16 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Spears was born Oct 16, 1906 in Magoffin County, the daughter of Doc and Zona Cheets Crace. She was a resident of Paintsville and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Her husband, Russell Spears, preceded her in death Jan 15, 1974. Surviving are four sons, Carl D. Spears of Paintsville, Charles Chester, Clarence Edward and Harold Emmerson Spears, all of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Georgie Coppalo of MI and Evelyn Hale of FL; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sep 19 in Third Street Freewill Baptist Church with John Frank Ratliff and Lowell Webb officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Sep 24, 1986

   
SPRADLIN, Eugene
1929-1986
Eugene Spradlin, 57, died Sep 22, in J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mr. Spradlin was born April 13, 1929 in Johnson Co., the son of Earl and Mary Arms Spradlin. He was a resident of Denver, a retired construction worker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lois Sturgill Spradlin; two sons, Ronnie and Larry Spradlin of Denver; three sisters Alene Music, Virginia Estep and Phyliss Hannah of Denver; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sep 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Melvin Blanton officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Denver. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 1, 1986

   
STINSON, Eva (Ross)
1986
Eva Stinson of Edison, OH, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Sep 27 at Morning View Care Center, Fulton.  Mrs. Stinson was born at Flat Gap, to Marion and Margaret Lemaster Ross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe, two daughters, Ruby Schurmann and Betty Fromal.  Surviving are 3 sons, Maxwell Evans of Edison, with whom she made her home, Robert Stinson and Bill Stinson of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Young and Mrs. Reva Richmond of Columbus; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.  Two brothers, Howard and Fred Ross and a sister Mrs. Con (Lexie) Bailey of Flat Gap.  She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Flat Gap for 54 years.  Funeral services held at the Schoedinger State Street Chapel, Columbus with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1986

   
STOUT, Jimmy
1986
Jimmy John Stout, 30, of Eminence, KY died Monday, September 15. He was a construction worker and a member of the New Castle Christian Church. He was a grandson of the late J. H. and Lora Pelphrey. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stout of Middletown, KY; four sisters, Mrs. Larry Dickey of Shelbyville, Mrs. Leon Cohen of New Castle, Mrs. Ralph LeMay of Pleasureville, and Mrs. Marshall Banta of Smithfield; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 18 in Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle with Rev. Larry Petty officiating. Burial was in Carrollton Cemetery in Carrollton, KY Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

   
TACKETT, Mose
1903-1986
Oil Springs resident, Mose Tackett, 83, died September 15 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Tackett was born May 1, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Andrew J. and Melinda Jane Stafford Tackett. His first wife, Lina Hitchcock Tackett died in 1949.  Surviving are his wife, Eva Howard Tackett; 2 sons, Willie Frances Tackett of Cookville, Tn and David Lee Tackett of Oil Springs; 2 daughters, Mildred Annalee Salyers of Flatwoods and Joan Jaynes of River; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 18 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Carl Howard and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986

  
VANHOOSE, Donald
1930-1986
Stambaugh resident Donald VanHoose, 56, died Wednesday, Sep 3, in Ashland. Mr. Stambaugh was born May 6, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of Virgil Stambaugh and the late Martha Stambaugh VanHoose. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sep 6, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Stambaugh Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Sep 10, 1986

  
WARD, Ethel (Wilson)
1911-1986
Funeral services   for Ethel Ward, of Greenwood, IN, formerly of River, held Thursday, September 25 at G.H. Hermann Madison Avenue Funeral Home in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Ward died September 22 at St. Francis Hospital Center in Beech Grove, IN. Rev. John Thompson officiated at services with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Glenns Valley, In.  Mrs. Ward was born at White House on October 21, 1911, the daughter of James and Emma Murphy Wilson. She has been a resident of Greenwood since 1973 and was a member of River United Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Ward; a son, James Elliott; a sister, Elsie Price; and 5 brothers, Tom, Charles, James, Cecil, and Elijah Wilson.  Surviving are 6 daughters, Norma Boger and Lorena Casto of Greenwood, Wanda Janus of Indianapolis, Joyce Rednour of Martinsville, In, Verlie Faye Ward and Shirley Anderson of Kennesaw, Ga.; 3 sons, Ernest Ward, Earl Ward and William Curtis Ward all of Greenwood; 1 brother, Henry Wilson of Offutt; 2 sisters, Imogene Wilson of Offutt and Easter Hensley of Springfield, OH; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

  
YOUNG, Hattie (Murray)
1887-1986
Hattie Young, 98, died Friday, September 12, in J.J. Jordan Geriatric Center in Louisa. Mrs. Young was born October 27, 1887 in Johnson County, the daughter of Roderick and Nancy Murray. She was a resident of Lowmansville and a member of Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Her husband, Monroe Young, preceded her in death.  Surviving are 2 sons, Clarence Young of Samatao, CA, and Lawrence Young of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Georgia Little of Lowmansville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 15 at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville with Eddie Young officiating.  Burial was in Young Cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, September 24, 1986
      


 
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BLAIR, Danny
1958-1986
Danny Clay Blair, 27, died October 16 at West Van Lear. Mr. Blair was born October 28, 1958 in Johnson County. Surviving are his parents, Clay and Donna Wells Blair, of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 12, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Varney and Dick VanHoose officiating. Burial was in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

   
CAUDILL, Delia (Davis)
1911-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 14, for Delia Caudill, 75. Mrs. Caudill died Oct 11 in Middletown Hospital, Middletown, OH. She was born April 29, 1911, in Johnson County, the daughter of Sam and Mary Osborne Davis. She was a resident of Wittensville and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Irvin Caudill, preceded her in death in 1984. Surviving are a son, Clifford Castle, McArthur, OH; six daughters, Sarah Hayes, of Paintsville, Mary Dykes of Indianapolis, IN, Wilma Cavins, of Auxier, Dareatha Murphy of Van Lear, Vertrice Hayes and Beatrice Murray, both of Middletown; two sisters, Molly VanHoose of Nippa and Edith Holt of Orlando, FL; 32 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. John Meade and John Maggard officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Osborne Cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

   
CAUDILL, Rudolph
1930-1986
Rudolph Caudill, 56, died October 7 at Leander. He was born April 20, 1930 in Johnson County, the son of Monroe and Alka Blair Caudill. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Okie Baldwin Caudill who he married July 19, 1947; 4 children, Roger and Tim Caudill and Jeanetta Spradlin and Judy Walters, all of Leander; 2 brothers, Raleigh and Paul Caudill of Denver; a sister, Alice Davis of Meally; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 9, in Beechwall United Baptist Church with Elders James H. Blair, Roy Coffee and Rutherford Blair officiating.  Burial was in Caudill cemetery at Leander with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986.

   
CONLEY, Virginia (Wells)
1911-1986
Mrs. Virginia Conley, 75, died October 24 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Conley was born October 17, 1911 in Johnson County, the daughter of Martin and Dolly Boyd Wells. She was a resident of Staffordsville, a retired school teacher for the Paintsville City Schools, and a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Army Conley; a step son, Pete Conley of Wittensville, a step daughter, Dremma Sue Clark of Tampa, FL; three step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 26 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tobe Wheeler, Jr., and John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

   
DAVIS, John B.
1904-1986
John B. Davis, 82, died October 28 at his Blaine residence following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born January 5, 1904 in Lawrence County, the son of M. A. and Trinnie Pack Davis. His wife, Lora J. Caudill Davis, preceded him in death November 28, 1968. Surviving are two sons, Ernest B. Davis of Sitka, and Gene Davis, of Blaine; four daughters, Mrs. James (Anna) Pinkerton, of Blaine, Mrs. Keith (Barbara) Gillium of Rush, Mrs. Harold (Willa) Bendixson and Mrs. Lowell (Cinda) Lemaster, both of Marion, OH; two brothers, Willie S. Davis of Blaine, Walter W. Davis, of Sunbury, OH; a sister, Mrs. Elmond (Flora ) David of Flat Gap, a foster niece, Mrs. Jack (Emily ) Caudill of Staffordsville; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 30, in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Ross officiating. Burial was in Davis Cemetery at Blaine. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1986

   
DAWSON, Armon
1933-1986
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 25 for Armon Earl (Doc) Dawson, 53. Mr. Dawson died October 22 at his residence. He was born December 10, 1933 in Floyd County, the son of Josephine Sparks Dawson and the late Earl Dawson. He was a resident of Thelma and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Betty Preston Dawson, who he married November 11, 1952; two sons, Steven and James Michael Dawson, both of Warsaw, IN; two daughters, Earlene Lafferty of Wisconsin, and Deborah Bush of Winchester; three brothers, Harold Thomas Dawson and James Dawson, both of Warsaw and John Douglas Dawson of Thelma; four sisters, Christine Hicks and Priscilla Sue Moore, both of Cliff, Jackie Lafferty of Florida and Viola Adkins of Texas; and 13 grandchildren. Eddie Young officiated at services in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Howard Cemetery at Tutor Key. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

   
GREEN, Clara (Barker)
1893-1986
Clara Green, 93, died October 15 in Oil Springs. Mrs. Green was born February 16, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of Willie Barker and Lizzie Williams. She was a resident of Lowmansville and a member of the United Baptist Church.  Surviving are 3 sons, Oakley Green of East Point, Chester Green of Lowmansville and Authur Green of Amhurst, OH; 6 daughters, Nola Afentakis , Ola Castrounis of Oil Springs, Mary Riece of Salem, NJ, Dolly Gracey of Rustic, IL, Nora Blair of Barnetts Creek, and Oral Mitchel of Ft. Worth, TX; a brother Johnny Barker of Lowmansville; 2 sisters, Rilda Tackett of Paintsville and Lexie Rose of Urbana, OH. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 18, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Selvage, Willie Rice, Boyd Meadows and Thurl Daniels officiating. Burial was in family cemetery at Lowmansville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 22, 1986

   
JUSTICE, Lydia Mae (Blair)
1916-1986
Paintsville resident, Lydia Mae Justice, 70, died October 2, in her Paintsville Home. Mrs. Justice was born July 14, 1916 in Johnson County, the daughter of Darius and Norma Ramey Blair. A daughter, Beatrice Jelena Webb preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Justice; a son, Lowell Franklin Webb, of Cleveland, OH; a daughter, Debra Ann Anders, of Huntington, WV; 4 brothers, Darius, Jr. Carl and William Blair all of Volga, Dow Blair of Blanchester, OH; 3 sisters, Sarah Fairchild and Opal Conley of Paintsville and Gracie Ratliff of Barnetts Creek; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 5, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Fred Ramey and Dick VanHoose officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 8, 1986

   
LEMASTER, Sallie (Brown)
1903-1986
Volga resident Sallie Brown Lemaster, 83, died October 21 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lemaster was born March 8, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of George and Minnie Daniels Brown. Her husband, Everett Lemaster, preceded her in death January 18, 1984. Surviving are a step son, Marvin E. Lemaster of Tustin, cA; a daughter Virginia Lushbaugh, of Volga; three brothers, Claude and Clarence Brown of Volga, and Charley Brown of Tutor Key; a sister Susie Hitchcock, of Volga; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 23, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Fred Ramey and Richard Held officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

   
McKENZIE, Oma (Salyer)
1923-1986
Paintsville resident Mrs. Oma McKenzie, 63, died Oct 28 in Humana Hospital in Louisa. Mrs. McKenzie was born Feb 16, 1923 in Johnson County, the daughter of Alson and Rosa Dixon Salyer. She was a member of the Rock House Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, James Arthur McKenzie preceded her in death in 1976. Surviving are a son, James Michael McKenzie, of Thealka; three daughters, Barbra Faye VanHoose, Dora Jean Brady McFaddin and Frances Varney, all of Paintsville; a brother, Robert Salyers, of FL, four sisters, Nova Castle, of Cincinnati, OH, Katherine Rudd and Ted Franklin, both of Fairborn, OH and Clovie Weygan of FL; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct 31 at Rock House Freewill Baptist church. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1986

   
MUSIC, Benjamin Jack
1922-1986
Benjamin J. (Jack) Music, 64, died October 13 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. Music was born March 5, 1922 in Johnson County, the son of Ben and Prudence Lloyd Music. The Paintsville resident was a retired detective, having served 30 years with the Kentucky State Police. Surviving are his wife, Allene Conley Music, three children, Bennie C. Music, Linda Wright, and Jackie Haunhorst, all of Paintsville, a brother, James E. Music, of Springfield, OH and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 16 at 1 p.m. in First Baptist Church in Paintsville. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

   
MUSIC, Jake
1898-1986
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 19 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Jake Music, 88. Mr. Music died October 16 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. He was born August 12, 1898 in Johnson County, the son of James A. and Josie Patrick Music. He was a resident of Lick Fork, a retired carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Rusha Conley Music, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Charles Gilbert Music, of Denver, and Burndette Music, of Ypsilanti, MI; a daughter, Lula Belle Warrix, of East Point; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Jimmy Davis officiated at services with burial following in the family cemetery at Lick Fork. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 22, 1986

    
NAYLOR, Mada (Stratton)
1920-1986
Mrs. Mada Naylor, 66, died October 14 in Bryants Nursing Home in Ironton, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Naylor was born July 12, 1920 in Floyd County, the daughter of William and Mary Stratton. She was a resident of Ironton, OH and a member of the Pentacostal Church. Surviving are two sons, Charles Naylor of Ashland and Carl Naylor, of Ft. Rucker, AL; and two sisters, Edith Woodruff of Ashland and Gladah Daniels of Flatwoods. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 18 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Stratton Cemetery  in Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

  
PACK, Hershell
1919-1986
River resident Hershell Pack, 66, died Monday, October 13 in Cabell Huntington Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Pack was born November 1, 1919 in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Rebecca Murry pack. He was a retired Johnson Co. Board of Education administrator and a member of George Creek United Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Herma Lee Castle Pack, who he married May 15, 1946 at Lowmansville; 2 daughters, Dr. Marilyn Hicks of Durham, NC, and Joann Rowe of Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Ruth Smith of Phoenix, AZ; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15 in Georges Creek United Baptist Church with Elders Ernest Jenkins and Ervin Preston officiating. Burial was in Georges Creek Church cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 22, 1986

   
PELPHREY, Mildred (Webb)
1917-1986
Mildred Marie Pelphrey, 69, died October 12 in her West Van Lear home. Mrs. Pelphrey was born November 1, 1917 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ballard and Mae Rice Webb. She was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Everett Pelphrey; 2 sons, David Pelphrey of Cincinnati, OH and Paul Pelphrey of West Van Lear; 2 daughters, Anna Ferguson of West Van Lear and Mary Louise Pelphrey of Toledo, OH; a brother, Edward Webb of Benton, Ill; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 15 in Paintsville Funeral Home Chapel with Samuel Casebolt officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

   
PLUMMER, Walter T.
1913-1986
Walter T. Plummer, 73, of Ashland, died Wednesday, October 29, at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Plummer was born February 11, 1913 in Johnson County, a son of the late James and Ida Salyer Plummer. He was a retired Armco, Inc. supervisor, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the First United Methodist Church and Apperson Lodge 195 F & AM at Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Bradley Clay Plummer, and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Creech, of Sheridan, OH, and Mrs. Mary Louise McClendon, of Zanesville, OH. Funeral services were conducted October 31 at the John Steen Funeral Home in Ashland by Dr. Charles G. Turkington, Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1986

   
ROSE, Mae (Williams)
1899-1986
Mae Rose, 87, died Thursday, October 30 in Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH following an extended illness. Mrs. Rose was born February 20, 1899, in Johnson County, the daughter of James and Martha DeBoard Williams. She was a member of Meally Church of Christ. Her husband, John Rose, preceded her in death in 1982. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Foster of Akron; a brother, James Williams of Williamsport; two sisters, Ruth Preston, of Hamilton, OH and Juanita Letner, of Vandellia, OH. Funeral services were held Monday, November 13, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with J. M. Scott officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery at Williamsport. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1986

   
SPARKS, J. W. "Wes"
1898-1986
J. W. “Wes” Sparks, 87, died October 25 in Hilliard, OH, following an illness of several months. Mr. Sparks was born December 19, 1898 in Lawrence county, the son of Caney and Collista Ramey Sparks. He was a retired oil field worker for Ashland Oil Refining Company and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. His wife, Vesta Evans Sparks, preceded him in death February 5, 1976. Surviving are three sons, Duell Sparks of Hilliard, OH, Darrell Sparks of Chillicothe, OH, and Rev. Delmar Sparks of Westerville, OH; three daughters, Opal Barker of Morehead, Neva Barker of Paintsville, and Marlene Wells of Wittensville; a brother, Garfield Sparks of Martha; three sisters, Mary Evans of Red Bush, Della Collier of Martha and Gladys Skaggs of Hilliard; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 29 in Point Pleasant Enterprise Baptist Church at Flat Gap with Revs. Ellis Hamilton and Harold Salyer officiating. Burial was in Skaggstown Church Cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

   
VANHOOSE, Estill
1914-1986
Nippa resident Estill (Yaller) VanHoose 72, died October 13 in Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Mr. VanHoose was born April 6, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Burns C. and Gracie Fairchild VanHoose. He was a retired miner and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Vonda Castle VanHoose, two sons, Ernest R. VanHoose of Denver, and Dick VanHoose of Paintsville, a daughter, Alice Jewell Stambaugh of Nippa; two brothers, Ollie VanHoose of Wittensville and Burns C. VanHoose, Jr., of Dayton, OH; a sister, Eunice Adams, of Wittensville. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 16 in Tom's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge.  Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

   
VANHOOSE, Virginia (Fairchild)
1925-1986
Paintsville resident, Virginia VanHoose, 61, died Oct 17 in her home. She was born Aug 13, 1925 in Johnson County, the daughter of Jim and Martha Baldridge Fairchild. Surviving are her husband, Paul VanHoose; four brothers and sisters, Joe and Jack Fairchild, Mary Shocklee and Bertha Blanton. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Cox officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday,  Oct 22, 1986

   
WEBB, William
1894-1986
Louisa resident, William Leonard Webb, 92, died Oct 12 in Humana hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Webb was born Aug 30, 1894 in Johnson County, the son of Nancy Jane Stapleton Webb. He was a retired miner, merchant and real estate broker, and a member of the Church of Christ. His first wife, Pearl Short Webb, preceded him in death Nov 20, 1980, and a daughter Marbel Governor, was also deceased. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Butcher Webb, who he married may 6, 1981; a son, Frank Webb of Paintsville; a step daughter, Sarah Butcher; a sister, Mary Freeman; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 14, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bennie Blankenship and Gene Hill officiating. Burial was in Wells Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Oct 15, 1986

   
WEST, Mae (Hall)
1917-1986
Paintsville resident, Mae Evelyn Hall West, 69, died Sunday, October 26 in Ft. Myers, FL following an extended illness. Mrs. West was born July 26, 1917 in Paintsville, the daughter of Roy Estill and Mary McKenzie Hall. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her husband, James E. West preceded her in death June 21, 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Carol LaFontaine, of Ft. Myers, a brother, Howard B. Hall of Ft. Myers, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 1 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John Frank Ratliff officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1986

   
WRIGHT, Harry
1904-1986
Flat Gap resident Harry Wright, 82, died October 21 at his home. He was born September 2, 1904 in Ohio, the son of Frank and Bell Harsha Wright. His wife, Clo Wright, preceded him in death in 1981. Surviving are two sisters, Sara Tayler and Cornelia Opp, both of Marietta, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Moore Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, October 29, 1986
     


 
NOVEMBER - 1986


   

  
ADAMS, Amanda (Ward)
1884-1986
Amanda Whitten Adams, 102, died Saturday, November 1 at her Tutor Key home. Mrs. Adams was born February 20, 1884 in Johnson County, the daughter of Raze and Sara Branham Ward. Her husband, K. B. Adams, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Jay Whitten of Thelma, Denzil Whitten of Prestonsburg, and Charles Whitten of Trenton, MI; a step son, Ernest Adams of Waverly, OH; two daughters, Marsella Mills of Ecorse, MI, and Hazel Meade of Williamsport; three step daughters, Irene Preston of Nippa, Ethel Preston of Tutor Key, and Callie Daniels of Paintsville; 39 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Ivan Butcher and Glen Arrowood officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1986

   
BALDWIN, Roxie (Davis)
1904-1986
Paintsville resident Roxie C. Baldwin, 82, died November 25 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born September 18, 1904 in Morgan County, the daughter of Thomas and Rose Davis. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Buster Baldwin, four sons, Billy Ray Wells, of Killen, AL, Ernest R. Wells of Philadelphia, PA, Clarence Baldwin of Bay St. Louis, MI, and James Baldwin of Paintsville, one daughter, Mary Francis Crisp of Martin; a half sister, Hattie McIntyre, of Viper, KY; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, November 28 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Williams and Lowell Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1986

   
CANTRELL, Bryan
1911-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 4 for Bryan Cantrell, 75. He died November 1 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Cantrell was born August 27, 1911 in Johnson County the son of Thomas and Julia Love Cantrell. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired oil field driller and a member of Pigeon Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruie Blanton Cantrell; five sons, Claude and Rodney Cantrell of Salyersville, Joe Cantrell of Marion, OH, Paul Cantrell of Flat Gap and Donald Cantrell, of Oil Springs; and four daughters, Lula Conley, Loretta Russell and Cheryl Cantrell, all of Oil Springs, and Flossie Wheeler of Salyersville. Also, a brother, Burl “Whitie” Cantrell of Oil Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Cochran, of Wittensville, and Mrs. Murl Cantrell of Dayton, OH; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. James K. Caudill and Elder Lonza Reed officiated at services in Paintsville Funeral Home. Burial was in the family cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1986

   
CANTRELL, James Hurley
1914-1986
Louisville resident James Hurley Cantrell, 72, died Tuesday, November 11 in Humana Hospital. Mr. Cantrell was born February 22, 1914 in Johnson County, the son of Lige and Cordelia Estep Cantrell. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Jewell Fairchild Cantrell; one daughter, Mary Sears of Louisville. Funeral services were held today, Friday, November 14 in Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and Wayne Blair officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Low Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1986

   
COLEMAN, Billy B.
1929-1986
Billy B. Coleman, 57, died Saturday, November 15 in Grand View Hospital, Dayton, OH. Mr. Coleman was born March 3, 1929 in Garrett, KY, the son of James Jefferson and Levisa Mae Coleman. He was a member of Northridge Church of Nazarene and a retired truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Mary K. Burke Coleman; his parents; two sons, Alan Coleman and Jeffery Coleman, both of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Billie (Kathy) Weiss, Westben, WI and Sherry K. Jones, of Dayton, OH; four sisters, Margret Louise Zimmerman, of Sandusky, OH, Bonnie Reid, of Melbourne, FL, Jean Watkins and Patricia Bender, both of Carlisle, OH; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 19 at 10 a.m. in Concord Independent Church with Steve Rose and Tommy Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Welch Cemetery at Concord with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1986

   
CONLEY, Mable (Rice)
1903-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 4 for Mable Rice Conley, 83. Mrs. Conley died November 1, in Paintsville. She was born October 3, 1903 in Johnson County, the daughter of James H. and Julia VanHoose Rice, and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Eugene F. Conley, preceded her in death July 10, 1981. Surviving are three sons, Frank Conley, Dr. Joe Conley and David Conley, all of Paintsville; a sister, Harvalee Preston of Kington, TN; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Revs. C. C. Hall and Herb Arms officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 5, 1986

   
DANIELS, Sarah
1986
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 13 for Sarah Daniels, 54. Miss Daniels died Monday, November 10 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Whitehouse. Surviving are her mother, Rose Adams Daniels; three sisters, Dora Lawson, Helen Daniels, and Elsie Daniels, all of Whitehouse. Burial was in Daniels Family Cemetery at Whitehouse, with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1986

   
DIXON, Louise (Davis)
1986
Louise Davis Dixon, 63, of Waycross, GA died Friday, Nov 4, in St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Dixon, a native of Paintsville, was the daughter of the late Proctor Davis and Lula Bell Castle Davis. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class in Waycross. Surviving are her husband, Harold G. Dixon, of Waycross; one son, Gregory Dixon of Knoxville, TN; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Thurston, of Torance, CA; three brothers, Roman Davis of Raceland, Bill Davis, of Paintsville, and Dave Davis of Washington; two sisters, Elizabeth Smith of Campbellsville, and Vertice Mead, of Lexington, two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 6, in the chapel of the Miles-Odum Funeral Home. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery near Waycross. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, Nov 16, 1988

   
GOBLE, Ruben
1921-1986
Ruben Goble, 65, died November 30 in St. Joe’s Hospital in Lexington. Mr. Goble was born August 26, 1921 in Floyd County, the son of Frank and Vada McKinney Goble. He was a resident of West Van Lear and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Spears Goble; a son, Lon Goble of Prestonsburg; two brothers, Thomas Goble of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Franklin Goble of Wabash, IN; a sister, Eula Mae Allen of Ft. Wayne; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 3 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Curt Tussey and Bill Cantrell officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1986

   
GREEN, Lawrence
1907-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 2 in Georges Creek United Baptist Church for Lawrence Green, 79. Mr. Green died November 29 in Logan, OH. He was born January 23, 1907 in Johnson County, the son of George and Mary Ramey Green. He was a member of the Georges Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Mae Brown Green; two sons, Lloyd Green of Hilliard, OH, and Edward Green, of Logan, OH; two daughters, Betty May, of Thurston, OH and Francis Newsome of Logan, OH; one brother, Frank Green, of New Holland, OH; two sisters, Zora Sparks of River and Malissa Sparks of Lowmansville; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Elder Ernest Jenkins, Elder Basil Blair, and Elder Paul Turner officiated at services with burial following in Brown Cemetery at River. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1986

   
GRIM, Gerald
1924-1986
Paintsville resident Gerald, Grim, 62, died Friday, November 14 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Grim was born February 9, 1924 in Johnson County, the son of Leander and Lou Anna Jane Caudill Grim. He was a member of Franks Creek United Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Minuard Grim of Paintsville and Roy Grim of Flat Gap; three sisters, Mandy Harris of Winifred, Norma McClure of Ohio, and Ola Salyers of Flat Gap. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16, in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with B. C. Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery at Winifred. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1986

   
HOLBROOK, Josephine (Sparks)
1909-1986
Josephine Dawson Holbrook, 77, died November 8 in Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg. Mrs. Holbrook was born January 14, 1909 in Johnson County. She was a resident of Thelma and a member of Concord United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Earl Dawson, 1970, and Walter Holbrook, 1984. Surviving are three sons, John Dawson of Thelma, Tommy and Jimmy Dawson of Warsaw, IN; four daughters, Christine Hicks and Sue Moore, of Prestonsburg, Jackie Lafferty of Willis, MI, and Viola Adkins of Cooperscove, TX; a step daughter, Phyliss Estepp of Thelma; 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and one step great grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 11 in Concord United Baptist Church at Thelma with Elder B. C. Ferguson, Elder Charles Price and Dewey Conley officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Thelma with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1986

   
JAYNE, Edna (McKenzie)
1903-1986
Paintsville resident, Edna Mae Jayne, 83, died November 22 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born October 28, 1903, in Johnson County the daughter of Tobe “Jack” and Spicy Tackett McKenzie. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Jesse Jayne, preceded her in death in December 1966. Surviving are one son, Melvin Jayne of Vingrove, KY; two daughters, Lillian Mahan, of Staffordsville, and Pauline Adams of Paintsville, one brother, Francis McKenzie of Sitka; two sisters, Alka Murray of Paintsville and Donna Salyer of Kerz, KY; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 24 in Staffordsville, November 24 in Staffordsville Freewill Baptist church with Revs. Norman “Payday” Roberts and Norman Eugene Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Jayne Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1986

   
LEMASTER, Edna Mae (Johnson)
1892-1986
Edna Mae Lemaster, 94, died Thursday, November 13 in Church Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Lemaster was born February 2, 1892 in Ohio, the daughter of William and Alifair Castle Johnson. She was a member of United Baptist Church. Her husband, William Lemaster preceded her in death in 1954. Surviving are two daughters, Erma Chandler of Linthicum, MD and Hemma Lyons of Flat Gap; seven grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Lonza Reed officiating. Burial was in Lemaster Cemetery at Flat Gap. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1986

   
LITTERAL, Harry
1922-1986
Oil Springs resident Harry Litteral, 64, died November 23 in his home. He was born November 22, 1922, in Johnson County, the son of Charley and Louise Patrick Litteral. He was a retired mechanic and member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae Conley Litteral; two daughters, Charlene Lyon of Wilkesboro, NC, and Sarah Litteral of Lexington; one sister, Alice Litteral of Lexington; two granddaughters. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 25 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Held and Doug Lawson officiating. Burial was in Litteral Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1986

   
OSBORNE, Walter
1917-1986
Walter Osborne, 69, of Lucasville, OH, died Wednesday, November 5 in Scioto Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Greenup County, KY, and a retired Goodyear foreman, a member of the Church of Christ and a minister to several congregations. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Harris Osborne; five daughters, Leona Silcott of Troy, OH, Gloria Norman of Amarillo, TX, Joyce Wagner of Chillicothe, OH, Brenda Brooks of Austin, NV, and Patty Osborne of Lucasville, OH; a son, John Osborne of Portsmouth, OH; a brother, Frank Osborne of Hager Hill; three sisters, Martha Nelson of Prestonsburg, Esta George of Hager Hill and June Music of Ashland; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 8 in Daehler Funeral Home with John Coriell officiating. Burial was in Scioto Burial Park. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Walter Osborne was born in Greenup County, KY on 1/24/1917.

   
PERKINS, Charles
1932-1986
Charles (Chuck) Perkins, 54, died Friday, November 21, in Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. Perkins was born October 18, 1932 at Thealka, the son of Willie D. and Lula Perkins. He was a resident of West Liberty and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Nora Alice Rowland Perkins; one daughter, Terasa Ann VanHoy, of Grove City, OH; two brothers, Frank Perkins, of Van Lear, and Ollie Perkins of Wabash, IN; two sisters, Ethel Nothstine of Gahanna, OH, and Beulah Marie Bullins of Wabash, IN; and one grandson. Funeral services were held Monday, November 24, in William Creek Elk Fork Church with Don Fraley, E. T. Williams, Herbert Wright and William E. Wright officiating. Burial was in Paint Valley Memorial Gardens with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1986

   
PERRY, Ruth (Smith)
1908-1986
Ruth Colvin Perry, 78, died Tuesday, November 11, in Paul’s Valley, OK. Mrs. Perry was born May 13, 1908 in Johnson County. She was the daughter of William and Cora Hager Smith. Surviving are two foster sons, Hubert Parrott and Norman Jones, both of Paul’s Valley, OK; and two foster daughters, Geneva Carter, of Auxier and Irene Daniel of Dayton, OH. Funeral services were held Friday, November 21 at the Paintsville Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Burkett officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Colvin Branch. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1986

   
PRESTON, Lola
1908-1986
Lola Preston, 78, died November 23 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Preston was born November 15, 1908 in Indiana, the daughter of George Henry and Minnie Mae Wright Preston. She was a resident of Hager Hill and a member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church. Surviving are three brothers, Harold Preston, Francis Preston and Thomas Preston, all of Indianapolis, IN, one sister, Rosanna Amos, of Indianapolis, IN; several nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 25, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Powell officiating. Burial was in Anderson Cemetery in Indianapolis. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1986

   
RIVERS, Zella (Arms)
1920-1986
Funeral services were held Monday, November 17 for Mrs. Zella Rivers, 66. Mrs. Rivers was born June 11, 1920 in Johnson County, the daughter of Morris and Beulah Colvin Arms. She was a member of the Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, George Rivers, Jr., preceded her in death in March 1976. Surviving are two sons, Billy Gene Rivers, of Paintsville, and Francis Lee Rivers, of Paintsville, two daughters, Deloris McCarty of Hager Hill and Mary Spears of Leander; one sister, Imogene Rivers of Leander. Burial was in May Rivers Cemetery at Leander with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Charles McCarty, Greg McCarty, Tim Rivers, Mike Keel, Dwight Meek and Martie Endicott. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1986

   
SPARKS, Tera (McKenzie)
1906-1986
Tera Sparks, 80, of Sitka, died Tuesday, November 11 in Salyersville Health Care Center. Mrs. Sparks was born April 20, 1906 in Johnson County, the daughter of Thomas and Cora Salyers McKenzie. Her husband, Elba Sparks, preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are two daughters, Madgalene Burton of Sitka, and Wanda Holland of Delaware, OH; one sister, Bessie Lemaster of Paintsville; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 13 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial was in the Sparks Family Cemetery at Flat Gap.

  
TACKETT, Gaynell (Osborne)
1915-1986
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 11 for Gaynell Tackett, 71. Mrs. Tackett died Saturday, November 8 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Boons Camp, a retired nurse and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Her husband, Perry A. Tackett, preceded her in death, August 4, 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Mildred Butcher, of Boons Camp; two sisters, Verla Moore of Charleston, WV and Kate Osborne of Virgie; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burial was in the family cemetery at Whitehouse with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 12, 1986 Note: According to the Kentucky Birth Index, Gaynell Osborne was born on 10/16/1915 in Martin County, KY to Sarah Meek.

   
WELLS, Phillip
1962-1986
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 19, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel for Phillip Wade Wells, 24. Mr. Wells died November 16 in South Bend, IN. He was born September 3, 1962 in Johnson County, the son of Robert and Beulah Vires Wells. He was a resident of Wabash, IN and employed by Shirt Shed Inc. Surviving are his parents of Wabash; and one brother, Rodney Neil Wells of Wabash. Dick VanHoose officiated at services with burial following in the Vires Cemetery at Van Lear. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 26, 1986

  
WHEELER, Glen
1918-1986
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16, for Glen Marshall Wheeler, 68. Mr. Wheeler died Thursday, November 13 in V. A. Hospital, Lexington. He was born May 17, 1918, the son of Layfette Marvin and Erie Rice Wheeler. Surviving are his wife, Anna Ruth VanHoose Wheeler, four sons, Jim Wheeler of Barnetts Creek, Fred Wheeler of Salyersville, “Chuck” Charles Wheeler of Marietta, OH, and Wendell Ray Wheeler of Dayton, OH; two daughters, Glenda Lucy of Winchester and Myra Townsend of Stanton; four brothers, Wayne Wheeler of Oil Springs, Francis Wheeler of Springfield, OH, Bob Wheeler of Falcon, and Paul Wheeler of Salyersville; two sisters, Josephine Goble of North Carolina and Mable Arnett of Portsmouth, OH; eight grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Memorial park at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, November 19, 1986
    


 
DECEMBER - 1986


   
  
BAILEY, Winfred
1912-1986
Funeral services were held December 28 for Winfred C. “Colonel” Bailey, 74. Mr. Bailey was born February 9, 1912 in Magoffin County, the son of W. B. and Suda Dixon Bailey. He was a resident of Paintsville at the time of his death and a member of the First United Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Dotty Meade Bailey; one son, Rick Bailey, of Lexington, one daughter Susan Lykins of Houston, TX, one brother, William G. “Bill” Bailey, of Paintsville, and one granddaughter. Rev. James Powell and Rev. Lowell Rice officiated at services with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Mayo Memorial Cemetery in Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

    
BARKER, Johnnie
1903-1986
Lowmansville resident Johnnie Barker, 83, died December 6 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. He was born October 21, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Willie and Missouri Allison Barker. He was a retired farmer and a member of Fish Trap United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lizzie Lemaster Barker; three sons, Dan Barker of Fuget, Robert Barker of Lowmansville, and Kendrick Barker of Jackson, OH; two daughters, Ada Cantrell of Fuget, and Brenda Banks of Lowmansville; two sisters, Rilda Tackett of Paintsville and Lexie Rose of Urbana, OH; 11 grandchildren ,18 great grandchildren, four step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 9, in Fish Trap United Baptist church with Elders Lonza Reed, Wayne Blair, and Jerry Colvin officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

    
BLAIR, GUY
1912-1986
Guy Blair, 74, died December 1 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mr. Blair was born April 4, 1912, the son of Andy J. and Rosa May Blair. He was a retired miner and a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Maymie Fairchild Blair; one son, Drew Blair, of Leander, three daughters, Retta Baldwin, Annetta Baldwin, and Zuetta Scott, all of Leander; one brother, Gale Blair, of Leander, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, today, December 3, at 11 a.m. in Beechwall United Baptist Church with Elders James H. Blair, Rutherford Blair, and Eugene May officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery at Leander with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 3, 1986

   
BLANTON, Johnnie
1909-1986
Mr. Johnnie Blanton, 77, died December 10 in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. Mr. Blanton was born October 11, 1909 in Johnson County, the son of Harry and Betty Davis Blanton. Surviving are his wife, Emma Jean VanHoose Blanton; one son, James Paul Blanton of Tutor Key; two daughters, Betty VanHoose of Catlettsburg and Jonna Murry, of Meally; six sisters, Ruie Osborne, of Prestonsburg, Virgie Bayes, of Staffordsville, Jewell Long, of glen Burnie, MD, Anna Corte of College Park, MD, Dora Fink of Baltimore, MD, and Marie Dutton of Tremont, OH; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 13 in Fishtrap United Baptist Church with Elders Lonza Reed and Bruce Howard officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

   
BLANTON, William
1954-1986
William M. (Bill) Blanton, 32, died Wednesday, December 31 in Lumberton, NC. Mr. Blanton was born December 5, 1954, the son of the late Quinton Blanton and Loretta Salyer Blanton Patrick. Surviving are his wife, Vanessa Penix Blanton, his mother; two daughters, Jamie Blanton and Nikie Blanton, both of Barnetts Creek; and a half sister, Carol Adams of Salyersville. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home chapel with Elders Bennie Salyer, Mitchell Conley and Roy Coffee officiating. Burial was in the Blanton Cemetery at Oil Springs. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1987


  
BLEVINS, Betty (Turner)
1929-1986
Betty Turner Blevins, 57, died Tuesday, December 9, in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Blevins was born August 25, 1929 in Cabell Co., WV, the daughter of Elmer and Goldie Mayo Turner. She was a resident of Staffordsville and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Boone Blevins, who she married August 15, 1955 in Grayson; a son, Glen Blevins of Staffordsville; two daughters, Teresa Cantrell of East Point, and Diane Blevins of Staffordsville; and a brother, Earl Turner of West Virginia. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 11 in Big Mud Lick Church of God with Woodrow Frisby and Toby Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Ealey Branch Cemetery at Staffordsville with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were David Blevins, Paul Blevins, J. R. Frisby, Don Howard, Eugene Lemaster, Harold Litteral, Jerry Pelphrey and Dean Tackett. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

   
CASTLE, Pearl (Hite)
1909-1986
Paintsville resident Pearl Castle, 77, died Saturday, December 13 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. She was born September 22, 1909 in Johnson County, the daughter of Sherman and Mollie Patrick Hite. Her husband, Sam Castle, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Nelson, of Paintsville, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, December 15 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Patrick Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

   
CASTLE, Prudence
1915-1986
Morehead resident Prudence Castle, 71, died Thursday, December 11 at the University of Ohio following an extended illness. Ms. Castle was born April 15, 1915 at Nippa, the daughter of John and Gertrude Preston Castle. She was a retired construction company owner and a member of Beech Grove United Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Ulysses (Boss) Castle of Jackson, OH, and Carson Castle of Morehead; and a sister, Jewell Egner of Houston, TX. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 13 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with John G. Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Castle Cemetery at Nippa. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

   
CHAMBERS, M. C.
1915-1986
Mr. M. C. “Crate” Chambers, 71, of 611 Lee St., Huntington, WV, died Tuesday, December 30 in Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born December 4, 1915, in Jenkins, KY, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Frances Nickell Chambers. He was a graduate of Paintsville High School and Morehead State Teachers College, and had taught in the Van Lear school system and coached football for Van Lear High School. Mr. Chambers was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of Vinson Memorial Christian Church, a member and past commander of V. F. W. Post 1064, where he served as Post All American Commander in 1965-1966. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No., 152 A. F. & A. M. Preceding him in death was a brother, Elwood N. Chambers. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Billups Chambers; two children, Michael C. Chambers of Houston, TX and Mrs. Alfred R. (Lynn) Hurt of Huntington; two sisters, Beatrice Akers, of Dayton, OH and Frances Oakley of Winter Park, FL; and four grandchildren, Brandon Nibert, Jerrod Ross and Amber Chambers, all of Huntington and Meredith Chambers of Houston. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 3 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary by Chaplain Merle F. Frank. Burial was in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1987

  
COCHRAN, Lowell
1916-1986
Lowell Cochran, 70, died December 7 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cochran was born April 21, 1916 in Johnson County, the son of Thurman and Cleffa Gullett Cochran. He was a resident of Oil Springs, a retired employee of Ashland Oil and a member of Low Gap United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Blanton Cochran; three sons, David Michael Cochran of Flatwoods, Thurman Edward Cochran of River and Donald Ray Cochran of Oil Springs; three daughters, Carolyn Denise Preston of Hager Hill, Janie Goble of Paintsville, and Lowena Howard of Salyersville; five brothers, Lowman, Winfred, and Carson Cochran, all of Oil Springs, Douglas Cochran of New Carlisle, OH, and James Edward Cochran of Fairborn, OH; a sister Mary Lou Picklesimer of Oil Springs and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, December 10 in Low Gap United Baptist Church with Elder Lonza Reed and Frankie Williams officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Oil Springs with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

   
CROTHERS, David
1950-1986
David Lee Crothers, 36, died Tuesday, December 2 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. Mr. Crothers was born August 15 1950, the son of Thomas N. and Colleen Price Crothers. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Debbie Hampton Crothers, his mother; two brothers, William T. Crothers of Paintsville and Michael Crothers, of Charleston, WV; and one sister, Mary E. Hewlett of West Van Lear. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 4 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Donald Yeager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

   
DUTY, Ted
1949-1986
Ted Duty, 37, died December 8, at his Meally residence. He was born April 13, 1949 in Davy, WV, the son of Russell and Georgene Adams. Surviving are his wife, Polly Ann Evans Duty; five daughters, Rhonda, Dawn and Tonya Duty, all of Williamsport, and Rachel and Erin Duty of Meally; five brothers, Arville Duty of Columbus, OH, Charlie Duty of Pierceton, IN, Larry Duty of Van Lear, Tom and Jack Duty of Meally; and two sisters, Marie Ward of Van Lear and Judy Ward of Silver Lake, IN. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 11 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Castle officiating. Burial was in Duty Cemetery at Meally. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

    
GARLAND, Velma (Plank)
1901-1986
Velma Plank Garland, 85, died Monday, December 29 in Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Garland was born February 16, 1901, the daughter of F. T. Plank and Verla Foote Plank. She was a resident of Paintsville at the time of her death. Her husband, C. R. Garland, preceded her in death in 1976. Surviving are four sons, Charles Garland, of Chicago, IL, Paul Garland of Statesville, NC, Sidney Garland of Paintsville, and Phillip Garland of Danville; one sister, Helen Ecklor of Lakeland, FL; and 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, January 2 in First United Methodist Church with James Powell officiating. Burial was in Jarnigan Cemetery at Morristown, TN with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1987

   
GREEN, James Ora
1911-1986
James Ora Green, 75, died December 22 in Wurtland Health Care Center. Mr. Green was born March 1, 1911 in Johnson County, the son of John C. and Ella Castle Green. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Adkins Green, one son, James E. Green of Columbus, OH, one daughter Edsie (Bobbi) Rice of Flatwoods; one brother, Ira Green, of Lowmansville; one sister, Ollie Preston of Tutor Key; and five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Stapleton and Clifford Trimble officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

   
HALL, Albert
1935-1986
Funeral services were held December 27 for Albert L. Hall, 51. Mr. Hall died December 24 in Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born August 20, 1935 in Boyd County, the son of Grace Branham Sifer and Albert Hall. He is survived by his wife, Toby Sue Weaver Hall; one son, Robert L. Hall of Richmond; two daughters, Robin Hall and Alice Hall, both of Sitka; six brothers, John L. Hall of Columbia City, IN, Charles Hall, Phillip Hall, Pete Hall, Gary Hall and Don Hall, all of Florida; one half brother, Glen Branham and five sisters, Eileen Saunders of Boons Camp, Zella Ferrando, of Glastonberry, CT, Alice Johnson of Columbia City, TN, Kay Siferd and Sharon Siferd of Lima, OH. Officiating at services was Mabry Holbrooks with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Branham Cemetery at Boons Camp. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

   
KRETZER, Addie (Childers)
1932-1986
Addie Kretzer, 54, died December 10, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Ashland. Mrs. Kretzer was born April 27, 1932 in Johnson County, the daughter of Earl and Polly Music Childers. She was a resident of Meally and a retired secretary. Surviving are her husband, Louis Kretzer; three sons, Timmy Kretzer, of Paintsville, Greg Kretzer of Auxier, and Matthew Kretzer of Meally; a daughter, Katrinka Lafferty of Meally; a brother, Lindsey Childers of Meally, two sisters, Deloris Childers of Meally, and Ethel Melvin of Paintsville; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 13 in Meally Church of Christ with Bennie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

    
LEMASTER, Charlie
1903-1986
Rev. Charlie LeMaster, 83, died December 19, in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home. Mr. LeMaster was born May 27, 1903 in Johnson County, the son of Will and Jane Trimble LeMaster. He was a member of Collista Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gipsy Ward LeMaster; one son, Jake Runyon, Jr., of Hager Hill; one sister, Clorie Brown of Ada, OH; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22 in Collista Freewill Baptist Church with Harold Conley and Herbert Arms officiating. Burial was in Bayes Cemetery at Leander with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

    
LEMASTER, Frieda
1939-1986
Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, for Frieda Lemaster, 47, of Sitka. Mrs. Lemaster died Wednesday, December 5, in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. She was born July 27, 1939 in Johnson County, the daughter of Gypsie Woods Lemaster of Sitka and the late Lloyd Lemaster. Surviving are her mother, a son, Willie Kimbler, Jr., of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Donna Marquis of Columbus, OH, six brothers, Herbert and Charles Lemaster of Ypsilanti, MI, Frank and Lowell Lemaster of Marion, OH, Clifford and Arville Lemaster of Sitka; and three sisters, Lucille Crislip and Edith Sparks of Sitka and Gracie McCoy of Hager Hill. Revs. Bruce Daniels, Harold Salyers and Harold Conley officiated at services in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the family cemetery at Sitka. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

   
McKENZIE, Mausie (Cantrell)
1903-1986
Mrs. Mausie McKenzie, 83, died December 21 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical center following an extended illness. Mrs. McKenzie was born March 1, 1903, in Johnson County, the daughter of Henry and Nora Estep Cantrell. She was a resident of Fuget and a member of the United Baptist Church. her husband, Charley McKenzie, preceded her in death Aug 9, 1980. Surviving are five sons, Hubert McKenzie of Gardnerville, NV, James H. McKenzie, of Flint, MI, Eldon McKenzie of Los Angeles, CA, Joe McKenzie of Maringo, OH and Elmon McKenzie of Sunbury, OH; three daughters, Mabel Cantrell of Fuget, Martha Blair of Delaware, Oh and Barbara Johnson of Prestonsburg; a sister, Ora Jewell Cantrell of Fuget; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three great- great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Dec 24 at Old Cold Springs United Baptist church at Fuget with Elders Clarence Mathis, James Hubert Blanton and Boyd Meadows officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Fuget with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1986

   
MEADE, Hattie (Robinson)
1900-1986
Hattie Lyons Meade, 86, died December 17 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Meade was born April 14, 1900 in Floyd County, the daughter of George and Lucinda Estep Robinson. She is survived by her husband, George Meade; one son, Billy Lyons, of New Mexico; one step son, Edgar Meade of Enon, OH; five step daughters, Mary Blanton and Ruthie Vaughn, of Paintsville, Gladys Cantrell of Oil Springs, Alka Frazier and Ruby Lee Blanton, of Staffordsville and four grandchildren and 14 step grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Fraley and Irvin Castle officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

    
MOORE, Brice
1898-1986
Brice Moore, 88, died Sunday, December 14, at his Flat Gap residence. Mr. Moore was born January 8, 1898 in Lawrence County, the son of Aaron and Josephine Seagraves Moore. He was a resident of Flat Gap. His wife, Martha Moore, preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Ella Jo Johnson of Flat Gap; and Betty Davis, of Hager Hill; a brother, Price Moore of Flat Gap; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 17 at 1 p.m. in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Bruce Daniels and Harold Salyers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

    
MURRAY, Lula (Craft)
1887-1986
Paintsville resident Lula Beechie Craft Murray, 99, died December 24 in Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mrs. Murray was born October 25, 1887, in Johnson County, the daughter of Henderson and Hannah Craft. She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Murray in January 1955. Surviving are two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27 in Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Mayo Cemetery at Paintsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

   
PERRY, Delbert "Toby"
1927-1986
Delbert (Toby) Perry, 59, died December 4 in Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born February 13, 1927 in Johnson County, the son of George and Martha Harmon Perry. He was a resident of Boons Camp and a farmer. Surviving are a brother and five sisters, Jack Perry, Sarah Daniels, Elva Daniels, Grace Preston and Della Staniford, all of Boons Camp, and Marie Smith of Youngstown, OH. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 7 in Little Friendship United Baptist Church with Ivan Butcher, Shade Lee Walters and Claude Mollett officiating. Burial was in Dennie Pigg Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

   
PRESTON, Mary (Butcher)
1921-1986
Boons Camp resident, Mary Preston, 65, died December 26. Mrs. Preston was born May 6, 1921 in Johnson County, the daughter of Ballard and Lura Belle DeBoard Butcher. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Millard Preston; two sons, Charles Preston and Darrel Preston, both of Boons Camp; two daughters, Shirley jean Smith and Joyce Ann Mollette, both of Boons Camp; one brother, Earl Butcher of Boons Camp; one sister, Elva Mollette, of Boons Camp; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 28, with Fred Rowland officiating. Burial was in Ballard Butcher Cemetery at Boons Camp with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

    
REFFETT, Lydia (Bentley)
1916-1986
Paintsville resident Lydia Reffett, 70, died Tuesday, December 2 in Highlands Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born October 12, 1916 in Maytown, the daughter of Elick and Betty Elizabeth Webb Bentley. Surviving are two sons, Calvin Reffett of Rochester, IN and George Reffett of Thelma; a daughter, Eva Woodcox of Rochester; two sisters, Ida Newsome of Paintsville and Elizabeth Bentley of Langley; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, December 5 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Don Yeager officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

    
ROSE, Charlie
1897-1986
Charlie C. Rose, 89, died December 28 at his home in Keaton. Mr. Rose was born January 24, 1897 in Johnson County, the son of Thomas and Mary Mandy Gamble Rose. He was a retired pipe fitter. Surviving are his wife, Addie Mae Tincher Rose; one son, Fred H. Rose of Keaton; three daughters, Maureen McFaddin of Paintsville, Mary Martha Rose, of Lexington, and Elizabeth Ann Rose of Frankfort; one sister, Esta Thompson, of Blaine; and three grandsons and two great grandsons. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, December 31 at 1 p.m. in Paintsville Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Willard Bailey, Rev. Ellis Hamilton, and Elder J. T. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Rose-Mullins Cemetery at Keaton. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

   
SPARKS, Estill
1904-1986
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14 for Estill Jay Sparks, 82, of Staffordsville. Mr. Sparks died Friday, December 12 in J. J. Jordan Nursing Home. He was born in Johnson County on February 13, 1904 the son of Lafe and Ellen Salyers Sparks. Surviving are his wife, Clela Jean Salyers Sparks, who he married September 26, 1923 at Flat Gap; a son, Russell Sparks of Staffordsville; two daughters, Sybil Fyffe of Covington, and Herma Lee Conley of Blainsville, GA; three sisters, Gracie, Nola and Lora Sparks, all of Oil Springs; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14 in Preston Funeral Home Chapel with Dick VanHoose and Bruce Daniels officiating. Burial was in Johnson County Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

   
STAMBAUGH, Ethel (Brown)
1895-1986
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 24 for Ethel Stambaugh, 91. Mrs. Stambaugh was born October 5, 1895, the daughter of James Y. and Louvina Pryor Brown. She was a retired sales clerk and a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Stambaugh. Surviving are two sons, James Stambaugh, of Mountain View, AR, and Robert Stambaugh of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Peggy Stambaugh of Medway, OH, Erma Campbell of Fairborn, OH, and Patricia Schopshire of Peebles, OH; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Officiating at services was Gus Andrews. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, February 18, 1987

  
STAPLETON, Clara (Lemaster)
1893-1986
Mrs. Clara Stapleton, 93, died December 18 in the Springfield, OH home of her daughter, Flora Oliver, following an extended illness. Mrs. Stapleton was born June 2, 1893 in Johnson County, the daughter of William and Manervie Trimble Lemaster. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her husband, Paris Stapleton, preceded her in death February 14, 1955. Surviving are two sons, Fred Stapleton, of Staffordsville and Joe Stapleton of Detroit, MI; a daughter, Mrs. Flora Oliver of Springfield, OH; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Davis, of Mt. Cary, OH; four step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 22 in United Baptist Church at Barnetts Creek with Elders Lonza Reed, John G. Pelphrey and Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial was in Salyers Cemetery at Flat Gap with Paintsville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 24, 1986

     
ST. CLAIR, Helen (Patrick)
1936-1986
Helen (Patrick) St. Clair, 50, died December 22 in Cleveland, OH. Mrs. St. Clair was born February 6, 1936 in Johnson County, the daughter of the late Pete and Zella VanHoose Patrick. She is survived by her husband, Ralph St. Clair; a son, Tim St. Clair; a daughter, Joan Salsbury, and a granddaughter, Jacklyn Salsbury, all of Cleveland, OH; two brothers, Bill Patrick of Las Vegas, NV, and Robert Patrick of Cleveland; six sisters, Jane Hall of Banner, Jean Goble of Cleveland, Geraldine Freeman of East Point, Joann Stambaugh of Portsmouth, OH, and Darlene Burke of Hager Hill, and Dora Goble of Cleveland, OH. Memorial services were held December 28 at Clague Road United Church of Christ, North Olmstead, OH. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 14, 1987

   
TAYLOR, Cecil
1915-1986
Paintsville resident, Cecil Taylor, 71, died Saturday, December 27 at his home. Mr. Taylor was born April 20, 1915, the son of Oscar and Martha Adkins Taylor. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and a retired miner. Surviving are his wife, Vera Jo Preston Taylor; five sons, James Taylor of Ashland, Harold Taylor, Mike Taylor, and Glenn Taylor, all of Paintsville, Randell Taylor of Hager Hill, two daughters, Phyllis Lynn Sublett and Herma Louise Taylor of Paintsville; two brothers, James Taylor of Wabash, IN, and Doug Taylor of Stigler, OH; two sisters, Geraldine Abbey, of Mansfield, OH, and Mildred Honeycutt of Tulsa, OK; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church with James Kelly Caudill officiating. Burial was in Government Relocation Cemetery at Auxier with Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, January 7, 1987

  
TAYLOR, Jenettia (Robinson)
1986
Funeral services were held Friday, December 5 at 11 a.m. in Toms Creek Freewill Baptist Church for Jenettia Taylor, 91. Mrs. Taylor died December 2, in Pikeville Nursing Home. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and the daughter of Enoch and Nancy Music Robinson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bascom Taylor. Surviving are two sons, Earl Taylor of Springfield, OH and Curtis Taylor of Blandford Dorsett, England, one daughter, Recettia Daniel of Nippa; one brother, Manuel Robinson of Pamona, CA; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Officiating at the services will be James Kelly Caudill, Richard Presnell and Paul W. Browning. Burial will be in Daniel Family Cemetery at Nippa with Jones-Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Paintsville Herald, Wednesday, December 10, 1986
      


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